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Slip of the Tongue 20th Anniversary Edition

Whitesnake Slip of the Tongue 20th Anniversary cover

EMI is releasing a 20th Anniversary Edition of Whitesnake’s Slip of the Tongue album with audio and video bonuses. There’s no word yet on whether anything is remastered. The release dates are set for:
June 5th — Germany
June 8th — UK
June 8th — France (CD only, no DVD)
We have no information on release dates in other territories.

  • CD / DVD edition features deluxe packaging with 24 page booklet with rare and unpublished photos, and archive memorabilia
  • includes six bonus tracks including rare b-sides and alternative mixes, plus two previously unreleased live tracks from Castle Donington 1990
  • 2,500 word liner note written by frontman David Coverdale
  • brand new artwork designed in conjunction with Coverdale
  • seven of the eight video clips are available on DVD for the first time, including two previously unreleased tracks from the band’s headline appearance at Castle Donington
Disc One (CD Audio):
  1. Slip Of The Tongue
  2. Judgement Day
  3. Fool For Your Loving
  4. Now You’re Gone
  5. Kitten’s Got Claws
  6. Cheap & Nasty
  7. The Deeper The Love
  8. Slow Poke Music
  9. Wings Of The Storm
  10. Sailing Ships
  11. Bonus Tracks:

  12. Sweet Lady Luck (B side)
  13. Now You’re Gone (US Single Remix)
  14. Fool For Your Loving (Vai Voltage Mix)
  15. Judgement Day (Live…In The Shadow of The Blues)
  16. Slip Of The Tongue (Live at The Monsters Of Rock, Castle Donington 1990 — previously unreleased)
  17. Kitten’s Got Claws (Live at The Monsters Of Rock, Castle Donington 1990 — previously unreleased)
Disc Two (DVD Video):
  1. Fool For Your Loving ’89 (promo video)
  2. Now You’re Gone (promo video)
  3. The Deeper The Love (promo video)
  4. The Deeper The Love (live acoustic in Japan, from Starkers In Tokyo)
  5. Sailing Ships (live acoustic in Japan, from Starkers In Tokyo)
  6. Judgement Day (Live…In The Still Of The Night)
  7. Slip Of the Tongue (Live at The Monsters Of Rock, Castle Donington 1990 — previously unreleased)
  8. Kitten’s Got Claws (Live at The Monsters Of Rock, Castle Donington 1990 — previously (unreleased)

These details above are from the official press release, so take them with a grain of salt.

This release has the potential of propelling Whitesnake once again into the charts. At the time of this writing (May 21), based on preorders only, it is listed at #53 in Music / Hard Rock & Metal category at the Amazon UK.

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15 Comments to “Slip of the Tongue 20th Anniversary Edition”:

  1. 1
    George says:

    yeah, David knows how to release a proper Annyversary Edition

  2. 2
    Roberto says:

    I always thought it was released in 1990 and not 1989…by the way it’s an excellent album, as good as 1987 in my opinion.

  3. 3
    TruthHurts says:

    I’m surprised by the re-release of this album in this deluxe edition…I never considered it to be a particularly good LP – time for a re-evaluation, I think.

    It’s always nice to see old albums being brought back to life in this way, with lots of unreleased stuff – I wish Purple would get round to re-releasing reunion/later albums like House Of Blue Light, Slaves And Masters and The Battle Rages On in this way.

    There must be plenty of alternate mixes and live video kicking around, I’m certain. The Purple story isn’t really complete without it!!

  4. 4
    Tracy Heyder aka Zero the Hero says:

    I would have to say that the Latest Whitesnake album “X” is a very close followup to “Slip of the Tongue”. I have always loved the tune ‘Judgment Day’ and am glad to see this get the Primo Treatment.

    Whitesnake and Judas Priest are scheduled to be in my neck of the woods on July 22. Pretty stiff ticket prices though. $75.00. Adding Ticket Master ‘convenience fees’ brings it up to $82.00. $164.00 for me and my wife is a little steep…..may not make this one….but then, I have never seen Judas Priest Live before so maybe…..


  5. 5
    Ray says:

    The same thing over and over again….instead of a live DVD with the whole MOR 90 performance + bĂ´nus and the CD album remastered , lets offer two tracks, save something for the future and get some more cash from an acoustic set that also should be whole released apart….

    I don’t know but it kills loyal fans that potentially will ‘download’ the two tracks for curiosity, and possibly will not get any importance for ‘new’ fans….it s destinated to die at ‘best buy’ racks in 3 months or so…

    Both, 1987 and SOTT was already offered as digital as possible (‘DDD’) recordings at the time…remastering is just a matter of taste so you can hear a subtle guitar or chorus (would Glenn Hughes back vocals be audible this time ? certainly not….) so it s a waste of time, money and effort.

    David should offer new goodies, brand new, instead of’N-thousand ‘Best Of’ both studio and live works….and a better producer/manager too.

    Release all the stuff properly like his great archive with Tokyo 88, Donington 90 , Rock In Rio and Super Rock Japan 84….great sound an performance and give the fans a chance to buy one recording a time….for all…once…not to mention the 80’s recordings, much better in quality, musical and technically speaking…

    But we shall thanks for Edel not being behind that or in 3 months we would have the Re-reamatered SOTT with an acoustic chat and Davids comments as bonus in beetween tracks….and fireworks from MOR90 in the end…



  6. 6
    Tracy Heyder aka Zero the Hero says:

    OK….I thought about it….

    I bought the tickets…

    Can’t wait…..Will give REVIEW!!!!!


  7. 7
    Bill The Wizard Pierce says:

    Hey guys, I also thought about it, it’s actually around 7 hrs drive for me one way, But I guess I’ll go to see them Whitesnake that is at Cincinnati, Only hope that they get more than a 50 min set. I will get seriiously PO’d if their not given at least an hour or 1:20 min show, first time seeing them with Beach and Aldrich, very talented guitarists, those 2, anyway I’ll also give review. Cheers BP

  8. 8
    stoffer says:

    Too steep for me Tracy….will try to catch you at a different show..unless my son can get a couple of press passes (doubtful) ):

  9. 9
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I m ALMOST HAPPY that I m not really motivated any more to see bands like Whitesnake.
    So much money. Pfoehhhhhhhh
    And I thought people like Tracy were kinda wealthy compared to me.

    VERY HAPPY I saw them in 1983 with REAL musicians like Lord, Powell and Gally instead of cartoonoutfits like these.

    THE PAIN of knowing he can be so wonderful with his own true deep voice and combined with suitable music.

    Well, enough of this and some more yearning by looking at coloured vinyl items of for example a MULTI COLOURED vinyl of INROCK.
    Yabba dabba doe!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I m not whining
    I m not putting on a show!!!!!

    NO NO NO!!!!!!!

    Good day to ya all

  10. 10
    Sami says:

    Good day to you too, Priest…keep a positive outlook on life.

    About the topic: Slip of The Tongue is still crap 🙂


  11. 11
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Hi Sami

    Thank you for your empathy

    I do mean BOTH statements….

    1 I m a very passionate DP fan but at the same time they make me sad with their judgments, decisions, and so on. Such a waste of potential.

    2 I have MANY interests outside DP, both musical and NON musicaL.

    Sometimes I felt inclined to think it was me or my melancholy tendencies that make me think a certain gig, cd or effort by DP and company was not top notch.

    But I very often can get very excited by other artists, things and so on.

    Right now I m enjoying, amongst other things, FOREIGNER Live at Deercreek 1993
    Awesome and when something makes one wanna stand up and shout and move about its GOOD!!!!

  12. 12
    Tracy Heyder aka Zero the Hero says:

    Funny how ‘Birds of a Feather, Flock together’…..

    Been a Whitesnake fan since their conception, like the Purple fan that I am….

    Seen all the ‘Lineups’. Bought all their records.

    It’s all been good. Even when Bad, it’s been Good. Better than the others. Otherwise I’d have Been Gone. But as Bad As It’s Been, please give me an example of something better….

    No, not from the PAST…..but from the PRESENT.



  13. 13
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Hi Tracy

    Think I forgot what that first saying meant.
    Cabn you refresh my mind?

    I will refresh yours now

    I do like lots of contemporary stuff.




    Lucette Van Den Berg, Dutch classically trained singer singing Jiddish

    Most of Glenns output, he has really given people value for money after his troublesome period.

    I think I can appreciate Heaven and Hells effort lately

    And, perhaps stressing wour view on me, I have turned round a bit thuis week and rediscoverd my LOVE for J S Bach and Chopin

    The bliss , the grandness, cast in stone.

  14. 14
    Paul says:

    Anybody knows how many versions of that release is on sale? Normal and deluxe? At Amazon you can find two of them, one release on 8th June 2009 and other one on 30th June 2009, called deluxe edition. In the first one this material isn’t exist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5M9zfakP6-o

  15. 15
    Fernando Azevedo says:

    I TOTALLY agree with Ray

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