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Whitesnake’s Hit 1987 Self-Titled LP to Receive Deluxe 30th Anniversary Reissue

Whitesnake‘s self-titled seventh studio album is getting the deluxe reissue treatment to commemorate its 30th anniversary.

The album, which provided the veteran hard rock act with its long-awaited U.S. breakthrough courtesy of crossover hits “Here I Go Again” and “Is This Love,” is scheduled to return to stores Oct. 6 in a variety of repackaged editions – including a super deluxe version that expands the original packaging to include four CDs and a DVD.

That edition, which is selling for a little under $50 and is available to pre-order now, offers a remastered original track listing as well as previously unreleased recordings from Whitesnake’s studio and concert archives, music videos from the era, live footage, and a new 30-minute documentary featuring interview segments with frontman David Coverdale, as well as a 60-page hardcover book “filled with rare and unseen photos from the era, an extended essay based on new interviews with Coverdale, plus a booklet of the album’s lyrics, handwritten by Coverdale.”

The Whitesnake reissue will also be available as a double-disc “deluxe edition” CD or vinyl set as well as a single-disc straight remaster, and all editions are being made available for digital purchase or streaming. This release marks the first fruits of Coverdale’s recent deal with Rhino, which places Whitesnake’s catalog within the Warner Bros. imprint.

“It gives me great joy to finally have so much of my Whitesnake catalog all under the same roof with the Warner family and I’m thrilled to be now working with this tremendous team on a worldwide basis,” Coverdale enthused via a news release. “I have great memories of being with Warner back in my days with Deep Purple then when I was with Geffen, when they were distributed by Warner, so it feels like coming home to now have Whitesnake there. This elaborate reissue is the perfect project to kick off the new relationship.”

The Whitesnake album’s 30th anniversary has been on his mind for some time: Coverdale earlier suggested he’d celebrate it by announcing his retirement. No mention was made of that decision in Coverdale’s Rhino press release, in which the label promised “great releases” planned out of the Whitesnake archives in “the coming years.”

Whitesnake 30th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition
Disc One: Original Album 2017 Remaster
“Still of the Night”
“Give Me All Your Love”
“Bad Boys”
“Is This Love”
“Here I Go Again 87″
“Straight for the Heart”
“Looking for Love”
“Children of the Night”
“You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again”
“Crying in the Rain”
“Don’t Turn Away”

Disc Two: Snakeskin Boots [Live On Tour 1987-88]
“Bad Boys/Children of the Night”
“Slide It In”
“Slow An’ Easy”
“Here I Go Again”
“Guilty of Love”
“Is This Love”
“Love Ain’t No Stranger”
Guitar Solo – Adrian and Vivian
“Crying in the Rain”
“Still of the Night”
“Ain’t No Love in the Heart of the City”
“Give Me All Your Love”

Disc Three: 87 Evolutions [Demos and Rehearsals]
“Still of the Night”
“Give Me All Your Love”
“Bad Boys”
“Is This Love”
“Straight for the Heart”
“Looking for Love”
“Children of the Night”
“You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again”
“Crying in the Rain”
“Don’t Turn Away”
“Crying in the Rain” (Lil’ Mountain Alternate Take Ruff Mix)

Disc Four: 87 Versions [2017 Remixes]
“Still of the Night” – Remix
“Is This Love” – Remix
“Give Me All Your Love” – Remix
“Here I Go Again 87″ – Remix
“Standing in the Shadows” – 1987 Versions, Japanese Mini-Album
“Looking for Love” – 1987 Versions, Japanese Mini-Album
“You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again” – 1987 Versions, Japanese Mini-Album
“Need Your Love So Bad” – 1987 Versions, Japanese Mini-Album
“Here I Go Again” – Radio Mix
“Give Me All Your Love” – Single Version

DVD
“Still of the Night” – Music Video, Restored and Remixed in 5.1
“Here I Go Again 87″ – Music Video, Restored and Remixed in 5.1
“Is This Love” – Music Video, Restored and Remixed in 5.1
“Give Me All Your Love” – Music Video, Restored and Remixed in 5.1
Documentary about the making of 1987 Album
“Here I Go Again” – Purplesnake Video Jam
“Crying in the Rain” – 1987 Tour Video Bootleg
Band Intros – 1987 Tour Video Bootleg
“Still of the Night” – 1987 Tour Video Bootleg

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