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Whitesnake In full flight

Wymer is preparing to ship another limited edition photobook, this time on Whitesnake.

Whitesnake In Full Flight is a fully independent publication: A collection of concert photos and behind the scenes shots of David Coverdale’s Whitesnake during the bands classic early years from 1978 – 1981.

With over 130 concert photos from UK gigs they include fantastic shots from their third ever gig in Wolverhampton on the first “back to the roots” tour. By the time of the band’s first full scale UK tour promoting the debut album Trouble, Coverdale’s former Deep Purple band mate Jon Lord had joined. The book contains photos from Birmingham during that tour. The Deep Purple connection continued when drummer Ian Paice joined in 1979. There is also a photo of Paice from the band’s third gig although he was just another audience member at the time. Paice joined in time for the band’s first appearance at the Reading Festival in 1979 from which there are many photos included along with shots from later in the year during the Lovehunter Tour. The concert photos conclude with shots from their appearance at the 1981 Monsters Of Rock Festival.

Whitesnake In Full Flight also contains a superb range of photos from the personal collection of bassist Neil Murray who is collaborating with us on this publication. Armed with his trusty Pentax, Neil was always on hand to catch the band in many different situations and locations. His collection includes photos from the first Japanese tour in 1980 and the recording sessions for the Saints & Sinners album in the Autumn of 1981.

This combination of behind the scenes images mixed with the dynamic gig photos are beautifully presented in a 128 page, full colour hardback book. Limited to only 300, each book is individually numbered and sits neatly encased in foam within its own metal flight case and is a beautiful addition to any Whitesnake collection.

If that wasn’t enough, this unique publication also includes a set of 6 A4 photos printed on high quality 400gsm premium board and perfect for framing. The six photos contain one full band shot and one each of Coverdale, Lord, Paice and guitarists Micky Moody and Bernie Marsden.

The book will be published on April 7 and can be ordered directly from the publisher.

6 Comments to “Whitesnake In full flight”:

  1. 1
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Get the picture?. $$$. Pay per view….

  2. 2
    Kenn says:

    Conversation Point. Ideal Whitesnake linup; please consider playing ability also writing.

    David Coverdale
    Jon Lord
    Cozy Powell
    John Sykes
    Marko Mendosa
    Bernie Marden

  3. 3
    mike whiteley says:

    @ #2-Kenn,
    It’s comparing apples to oranges,really.
    For me,there is a clear stylistic divide in WS,pre and post John Sykes,blues-based vs “metal”,arena rock.
    I can’t listen to a complete WS album beyond Slide It In anymore.
    So,I’d swap out Sykes for Mickey Moody.
    Marsden/Moody were much more complimentary players compared to the competitive,flash tandems Coverdale has used since Slide.
    Just my opinion…..

  4. 4
    RB says:

    I had heard that after Jon passed David had approached the guys about doing some dates, but Micky and Neil declined. There were times in their careers when things were tight financially and this lineup had been offered some festival dates, which would obviously have helped them out, but David said no. David is in a good place financially, as I imagine both Jon and Paicey were/are, but he could have done it to help his mates out, and fans in the UK and Europe would’ve loved it.

  5. 5
    Mark B says:

    Re: comment 2. No thanks, Kenn. With respect (and in the full knowledge an opinion is just that), “classic” Whitesnake for me:

    Coverdale, Lord, Paice, Moody, Marsden, Murray.

    Heavy, soulful, blues rock any day of the week for me. Once the “metal bombast” (not that I object usually to metal bombast) began and he moved to America I lost all interest. Those early British tours (late 70’s/early 80’s) in smaller venues (Leicester De Montfort Hall, Birmingham City Hall, Sheffield City Hall, etc) were amongst the best gigs I ever attended.

  6. 6
    Jaffa says:

    As per Mark B’s comments…what a band, what legendary shows. They were one of the best live bands in the world back then and they could have been huge with that classic lineup.

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