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Back to the Bone


There’s a new Whitesnake live album out — Live In ‘84 – Back To The Bone. It features the band in transition from the good old boogie band to the hair metal one.

The album comes in two editions: DVD+CD and standalone DVD. The bulk of the DVD was recorded at a festival in Seibu Stadium in Tokyo with John Sykes on guitar, while bonus tracks are coming from Jon Lord’s final appearance with the band in Sweden.

CD features live performances recorded throughout the 1984 tour. Caveat: the sound quality of these is very bootleg-ish.

Track listing


  1. Gambler
  2. Guilty of Love
  3. Love Ain’t No Stranger
  4. Ready an’ Willing
  5. Slow an’ Easy
  6. Crying in the Rain
  7. Guitar Solo
  8. Soldier of Fortune
  9. Drum Solo
  10. Ain’t No Love in the Heart of the City
  11. Don’t Break My Heart Again
  12. Gambler (featuring Jon Lord)
  13. Guilty of Love (featuring Jon Lord)
  14. Love Ain’t No Stranger (featuring Jon Lord)
  15. Ready an’ Willing (featuring Jon Lord)

CD (only available as a DVD+CD combo):

  1. Gambler
  2. Guilty Of Love
  3. Love Ain’t No Stranger
  4. Slow An’ Easy
  5. Walking In The Shadow Of The Blues
  6. Ready An’ Willing
  7. Guitar Solo
  8. Crying In The Rain
  9. Soldier Of Fortune
  10. Love Ain’t No Stranger
  11. Ready An’ Willing
  12. Slow An’ Easy
  13. Whitesnake medley featuring Jon Lord: Gambler / Guilty of Love / Love Ain’t No Stranger / Ready an’ Willing

The album came out on November 10, with Japanese release arriving October 29. It has already landed at #1 spot in Japanese charts.

Thanks to BraveWords for the info.

7 Comments to “Back to the Bone”:

  1. 1
    Russell Jones says:

    Is it the good Whitesnake with Jon Lord and Ian Paice.?????

  2. 2
    al says:

    would love to get this one with the mighty Lord.

  3. 3
    Paul Deblond says:

    With Cozy Powell!

  4. 4
    Finn says:

    Great and far far better than any of the Whitesnake DVDs/CDs later on.
    Still we need the real Whitesnake out on DVD. Like Donnington or even before that when Paice was on drums. THAT was Whitesnake.

  5. 5
    Russ says:

    It is a shame that the cameras almost completely ignore Jon during his final performance.

  6. 6
    Mathias says:

    +1 …

  7. 7
    Reinaldo says:

    I listened to all of the set.. The line-up is the best, but the audio quality is pretty bad. It appears to be a bootleg, not something professional. A shame to have this as an official record.

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