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If you prefer the non-screaming, soulful side of Coverdale’s voice, this one might be for you.

Rhino Records is releasing a compilation of Whitesnake’s acoustic (or almost acoustic) tracks, titled Unzipped. The 5CD+DVD deluxe set will include a collection of live performances and studio outtakes. It will also be available in stripped down 1CD, 2CD and 2LP editions. Release date is October 19.

Disc 1 will be available on all editions, disc 2 on 2CD, 2LP and deluxe, while the rest is only on the deluxe edition.

We are not sure if the video disc will be in DVD or blu-ray format. Anyway, the 1997 recording was done only in SD as the HD technology was not available back then.

Track listing

* denotes previously unreleased tracks (or so the press blurb claims — we haven’t double checked)

Disc One: Unzipped… In The Studio: The Love Songs (available on all editions)

  1. Love Is Blind
  2. One of These Days *
  3. All The Time In The World *
  4. Wherever You May Go
  5. Easier Said than Done *
  6. Fare Thee Well *
  7. Summer Rain
  8. Forevermore
  9. ‘Till The End Of Time
  10. Wherever You May Go (Instrumental) Strings only *
  11. Love Is Blind (Instrumental) Strings only *

Disc Two: Starkers In Tokyo (2CD, 2LP, and deluxe editions)

  1. Sailing Ships
  2. Too Many Tears
  3. The Deeper The Love
  4. Love Ain’t No Stranger
  5. Can’t Go On
  6. Give Me All Your Love
  7. Don’t Fade Away
  8. Is This Love
  9. Here I Go Again
  10. Soldier Of Fortune
  11. Only My Soul (Acapella) *
  12. Fool For Your Loving (Excerpt) *

Disc Three: Snakeskin Boots: Starkers In Europe

Starkers In Warsaw (Poland, April 18, 1997):

  1. Intro
  2. Sailing Ships
  3. Too Many Tears
  4. Here I Go Again

Starkers In Stockholm (Sweden, December 2, 2006):

  1. Intro
  2. Give Me All Your Love
  3. Ain’t Gonna Cry No More
  4. Only My Soul (Acapella)
  5. All I Want Is You
  6. Dog
  7. Here I Go Again

Starkers In Cologne (Germany, November 24, 2006):

  1. Intro
  2. Give Me All Your Love
  3. Ain’t Gonna Cry No More
  4. All I Want Is You
  5. Slow & Easy
  6. Dog

Starkers In Paris (France, November 30, 2006):

  1. Give Me All Your Love
  2. Ain’t Gonna Cry No More
  3. Northwinds (Acapella)
  4. All I Want Is You
  5. Dog
  6. Blindman (Acapella)
  7. Here I Go Again

Disc Four:

Starkers Promo Tour Rehearsals (2005):

  1. If You Want Me *
  2. Give Me All Your Love *
  3. Slow & Easy *
  4. All I Want Is You *
  5. Judgement Day *
  6. Ain’t Gonna Cry No More *
  7. Dog *

Starkers In New York (New York City, April 10, 2008):

  1. Give Me All Of Your Love
  2. Can You Hear The Wind Blow
  3. All I Want All I Need
  4. Lay Down Your Love
  5. Fool For Your Loving
  6. The Deeper The Love
  7. Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City
  8. Here I Go Again

WSTV Jams Excerpts (2012):

  1. Easier Said Than Done
  2. Fare Thee Well
  3. Love Will Set You Free
  4. Mistreated
  5. Slide It In
  6. ‘Till The End Of Time
  7. Shake My Tree

Made In Japan Soundcheck Versions (2011)

  1. Good To Be Bad
  2. Tell Me How

Disc Five: Up Close & Personal

  1. Wherever You May Go (Demo Version) *
  2. Surrender *
  3. Ain’t No Doubt About My Girl *
  4. Scat Man Blues *
  5. Love’s A Crazy Game *
  6. I Will Love You *
  7. Oh Baby You’re The One *
  8. So Long (Acapella) *
  9. So Long *
  10. It Would Be Nice *
  11. Slide Thingy Blues *
  12. Down To The River *
  13. Feel Your Love Grow Stronger *
  14. Blues Jam Riff *
  15. Fun Lick Blues *
  16. Don’t Wanna Change The World *
  17. It’s So Hard *
  18. River Song (Early Version) *
  19. Let’s Have A Drink Before I Go *
  20. Can You Ever Forgive Me *
  21. So Much To Live For *
  22. Another Lick While The Missus Is Busy In The Kitchen *
  23. Just The Two Of Us (Together You And I) *
  24. Oh S___ Blues (featuring Jessica) *
  25. Seasons *

DVD

Starkers In Tokyo (1997):

  1. Sailing Ships
  2. Too Many Tears
  3. The Deeper The Love
  4. Can’t Go On
  5. Is This Love
  6. Give Me All Your Love
  7. Here I Go Again
  8. Soldier Of Fortune
  9. Love Ain’t No Stranger
  10. Don’t Fade Away
  11. Only My Soul (Acapella)
  12. Fool For Your Loving (excerpt)

Starkers In New York (2008):

  1. Give Me All Of Your Love
  2. Can You Hear The Wind Blow
  3. All I Want All I Need
  4. Lay Down Your Love
  5. Fool For Your Loving
  6. The Deeper The Love
  7. Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City
  8. Here I Go Again

Starkers In Warsaw (Poland, April 18, 1997):

  1. Intro
  2. Sailing Ships
  3. Too Many Tears
  4. Here I Go Again

Starkers In Stockholm (Sweden, December 2, 2006):

  1. Intro
  2. Give Me All Your Love
  3. Ain’t Gonna Cry No More
  4. Only My Soul (Acapella)
  5. All I Want Is You
  6. Dog
  7. Here I Go Again

Starkers In Cologne (Germany, November 24, 2006):

  1. Give Me All Your Love
  2. Ain’t Gonna Cry No More
  3. All I Want Is You
  4. Dog

Starkers In Sofia (Bulgaria, November 24, 2015):

  1. Soldier Of Fortune

Starkers In Paris 2 (France, June 4, 2009):

  1. Blindman

Starkers In Wolverhampton (England, June 16, 2011):

  1. Fare Thee Well

Starkers In Glasgow (Scotland, June 15, 2011)*

  1. One Of These Days

Bonus Features:

  • One-on-One with David Coverdale and Adrian Vandenberg discussing Starkers
  • Poor Albert’s Last: Photographic Slideshow (featuring audio from Sailing Ships)
  • Purplesnake’s Forevermore Video
  • Love Is Blind Music Video

Preoder here.

Thanks to BraveWords for the info.



16 Comments to “Whitesnake Unzipped”:

  1. 1
    Jacob Ferderigos says:

    I’m in 🤘🏻

  2. 2
    Kevin Kober says:

    So, Starkers In Tokyo; Here I go over and over again? Seriously?

  3. 3
    Uwe Hornung says:

    It’s what I always say: If DC just let his rich baritone voice do the talking (or singing) and give up that painful falsetto screaming against the mayhem of his heavy-handed band (which he never did well in the first place – already around the Slide It In tours his voice showed considerable strain that never went away again – and which he obviously can’t do anymore), there is still a great vocalist to be heard. The “mystery” to his voice is that it is best when he does little with it.

    Where is Rick Rubin when you need him?! I would want him to produce a stripped down album with ole DC.

  4. 4
    Philippe Warda says:

    I really love starkers but is this worthwhile?

  5. 5
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    David Coverdale’s Whitesnake is so big, that it even has it’s own little ‘mini me’ Whitesnake… & even that little Whitesnake is bigger than your snake!. 😅

  6. 6
    Buttockss says:

    Dog……never heard this song. What album is this from ?

  7. 7
    nupsi59 says:

    I love David Coverdale’s voice, when he’s singin’ “Paul Rodgers-stylish”, but…
    5 (!) CDs plus DVD? That’s a musical overkill!

    Have a nice Day!

  8. 8
    Andy says:

    Is this too much of a good thing? Also I totally agree with #3.

  9. 9
    uwe hornung says:

    Starkers was let down by Vandenberg’s angular acoustic playing – as gifted as he is as an electric lead guitarist, he was helpless on acoustic guitar. It would have probably sounded better had DC played the acoustic guitar himself.

    Or Mickey Moody.

  10. 10
    Ivica says:

    Déjà-vu

  11. 11
    Kenn says:

    Hi This is what Coverdale should do 24Seven.

  12. 12
    max says:

    @ Uwe Hornung: That is exactly what I’m thinking. Just compare STARKERS to DONNINGTON. DC has a great voice for stuff in the soul-blues-direction he had taken on his solo efforts. As for me, I love his singing with girlie backup singers and a littel brass very much. And an album produced by Rick Rubin could be a keeper. Even if it was all cover versions.

  13. 13
    Buttockss says:

    @ 2 ” Starkers In Tokyo ” will be in blue ray version this go around, if you care!

  14. 14
    Jaffa says:

    Rick Rubin and Coverdale…yep. I’d be there. Great idea. Phone Cov up and tell him.

    Anyway…I will be buying this especially for all the demos.

  15. 15
    Scott W. says:

    I’m wondering if all of the DVD footage is pro shot or just the starkers in Tokyo portion?

  16. 16
    Jörg says:

    @15 Tokyo 1997 and New York 2008 are pro-shots, Stockholm 2006 is probably a low quality pro-shot, Warsaw 1997 and Cologne 2006 should be the circulating audience shots…

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