WHITESNAKE’S GREATEST HITS CD AND LIVE DVD DUE IN FEBRUARY:
January 31, 2006
WHITESNAKE’S FIRST SINGLE-CD RETROSPECTIVE,THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION, AND FIRST LIVE DVD, LIVE.IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT (SPECIAL COLLECTOR’S EDITION), FEATURE ALL OFTHE BAND’S ROCK RADIO STAPLES
With the latest shout-outs in the movie The 40-Year-Old Virgin and BowlingFor Soup’s hit single “1985” (“She was gonna be an actress/She was gonna bea star/She was gonna shake her ass/On the hood of Whitesnake’s car”),Whitesnake continues to prove that one of the bands that defined an eraremains embedded in today’s pop culture.
Now the first single-disc retrospective of the band led by David Coverdaleand Whitesnake’s first official DVD live set both debut in early 2006. TheCD, The Definitive Collection, produced with the full participation ofCoverdale, and the DVD, Live.In The Still Of The Night (Special Collector’sEdition), recorded in the U.K. in Fall 2004 and including a bonus 10-songCD, will be simultaneously released February 7, 2006 by Hip-O/Geffen/UMe.
The Definitive Collection spans nearly every studio album issued byWhitesnake, including its pre-U.S. fame LPs Snakebite (1978, with the band’sfirst hit, “Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City”), Lovehunter (1979, with”Walking In The Shadow Of The Blues” and “We Wish You Well”), Ready An’Willing (1980, with the title track) and Come An’ Get It (1981, with “Don’tBreak My Heart Again”). Also heard are hit tracks from Slide It In (1984,double platinum), Whitesnake (1987, eight times platinum) and Slip Of TheTongue (1989, platinum).
From Slide It In are the rockin’ blues “Slow An’ Easy” and the title track,and the modern slickness of “Love Ain’t No Stranger.” Whitesnake provided atimeless rock anthem in the #1 “Here I Go Again” and a classic power balladin the #2 “Is This Love” as well as the majestic “Still Of The Night” and”Give Me All Your Love.” Slip Of The Tongue spun off the Top 40 pop hits”Fool For Your Loving” and the ballad “The Deeper The Love” plus “JudgmentDay” and “Now You’re Gone.” “Looking For Love” was first heard on 1994’splatinum Greatest Hits album.
The two-hour-plus DVD Live.In The Still Of The Night (Special Collector’sEdition) can be heard in either stereo or 5.1 Surround Sound. Along withperformances of many of the hits heard on The Definitive Collection,including “Here I Go Again, “Fool For Your Loving,” “Still Of The Night,””Is This Love” and “Give Me All Your Love,” the concert features “Crying InThe Rain” (1982’s Saints & Sinners), “Take Me With You” (1978’s Trouble),”Bad Boys” (Whitesnake), “Don’t Break My Heart Again” (the 1987 Europeanversion of the Whitesnake disc) and a medley of “Burn” and “Stormbringer,”which Coverdale wrote and sang while in his former band, Deep Purple.
Helmed by celebrated concert director Hamish Hamilton (U2, Madonna, Red HotChili Peppers), Live In The Still Of The Night (Special Collector’s Edition)also boasts a behind-the-scenes documentary, a photo gallery and a 59-minutebonus CD of 10 of the live performances.
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