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Slide it in 35th anniversary edition

Whitesnake Slide It In 35th anniversary edition

Rhino Records will release a 35th anniversary edition of Whitesnake’s Slide It In on March 22. The album is famous for vastly different versions released on the two sides of the Atlatic at the time. The European version, released in 1984 and produced by Martin Birch, featured Coverdale, Micky Moody, Mel Galley, Cozy Powell, Colin Hodgkinson, and Jon Lord. Soon after, Jon left to reform Deep Purple, while Moody and Hodgkinson were replaced by John Sykes and Neil Murray. Sykes and Murray, together with session keyboard player Bill Cuomo, re-recorded their parts for the 1985 US release, mixed by Keith Olsen. This resulted in significantly different sound that marked the beginning of the band’s slide into the MTV-friendly hairspray metal scene.

The anniversary edition will be available in several formats.

A 1CD edition will include newly remastered US mix of the original album.

The Deluxe Edition on either 2CD or 2LP will include both the UK and US mixes of the album, both newly remastered.

The Ultimate Special Edition on 6CD+DVD will include both UK and US mixes, plus a plethora of bonus material detailed below. This edition will also feature a 60-page hardbound book including photos, essays, notes, and credits.

Ultimate Special Edition

Disc 1

US Mix (1985) 35th Anniversary Remaster

Disc 2

UK Mix (1984) 35th Anniversary Remaster

Bonus tracks:

Need Your Love So Bad – single b-side
Gambler – 7-inch Eddie Kramer Mix (1983)
Guilty Of Love – 7-inch Eddie Kramer Mix (1983)

Disc 3

35th Anniversary Remixes (2019)

  1. Slide It In
  2. Slow An’ Easy
  3. Love Ain’t No Stranger
  4. Give Me More Time
  5. Guilty Of Love
  6. All Or Nothing
  7. Spit It Out
  8. Standing In The Shadow
  9. Hungry For Love
  10. Gambler
  11. Need Your Love So Bad

Disc 4

Monitor Mixes & Intros (September 1983)

  1. Intro to Gambler from David Coverdale
  2. Gambler
  3. Standing in the Shadow
  4. Intro to Slide It In from David Coverdale
  5. Slide It In
  6. Give Me More Time
  7. Intro to Love Ain’t No Stranger from David Coverdale
  8. Love Ain’t No Stranger
  9. Hungry For Love
  10. Intro to Guilty Of Love from David Coverdale
  11. Guilty Of Love
  12. Spit It Out
  13. Intro to Slow An’ Easy from David Coverdale
  14. Slow An’ Easy
  15. All Or Nothing
  16. David Coverdale discusses the US vs UK versions

Jon Lord’s last Whitesnake show (Grand Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden, April 16, 1984 – filmed for Måndagsbörsen TV show)

  1. Gambler
  2. Guilty Of Love
  3. Love Ain’t No Stranger
  4. Ready An’ Willing (Sweet Satisfaction)

Disc 5

Live in Glasgow, Scotland (March 1, 1984)

  1. Gambler
  2. Guilty Of Love
  3. Ready An’ Willing (Sweet Satisfaction)
  4. Love Ain’t No Stranger
  5. Here I Go Again
  6. Slow An’ Easy
  7. Cryin’ In The Rain
  8. Keyboard Solo
  9. Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City
  10. Fool For Your Loving
  11. Need Your Love So Bad / Thank You Blues
  12. Slide It In
  13. Don’t Break My Heart Again

Disc 6

Early rough mixes with unfinished lyrics:

  1. All Or Nothing
  2. Hungry For Love
  3. Spit It Out
  4. Give Me More Time
  5. Slow An’ Easy
  6. Love Ain’t No Stranger
  7. Need Your Love So Bad (instrumental)
  8. All Or Nothing (acapella excerpts remix)
  9. Slow An’ Easy (organ and drum excerpts remix)
  10. Wheezy Interludes (various alcoholic studio antics, David and Mel “fighting a cold”)

Original demos:

  1. Slow An’ Easy
  2. Slide It In
  3. Standing In The Shadow
  4. All Or Nothing
  5. Spit It Out
  6. Guilty Of Love
  7. Love Ain’t No Stranger
  8. Intro to Need Your Love So Bad from David Coverdale
  9. Need Your Love So Bad

Demo ideas that were never finished:

  1. Body Heat
  2. The Gypsy In You
  3. Lounge Lizards
  4. Great Riff In The Morning
  5. The River Song
  6. Can’t Make A Deal With The Devil
  7. Prayer For The Dying
  8. Spend The Night With Me
  9. So Much To Live For
  10. Riff Raff Blues
  11. Thanks You Blues

  1. Guilty Of Love – Music Video
  2. Slow An’ Easy – Music Video
  3. Love Ain’t No Stranger – Music Video
  4. Give Me More Time – Top Of The Pops
  5. Standing In The Shadow – New Promo Video
  6. Love Ain’t No Stranger – Live… In The Still Of The Night
  7. Slide It In – Live at Donington (1990)

Jon Lord’s Last Whitesnake Show (1984)

  1. Gambler
  2. Guilty Of Love
  3. Love Ain’t No Stranger
  4. Ready An’ Willing (Sweet Satisfaction)

Thanks to BraveWords for the info.

24 Comments to “Slide it in 35th anniversary edition”:

  1. 1
    Kevin Kober says:

    Looking at the set-lists is intriguing; tho I imagine JL was desperate to leave WS and trouser his DP reunion signing-on fee…

  2. 2
    Philippe Warda says:

    I’ll pick up a physical copy, hopefully the deluxe one. Just hoping I’ll find it for a reasonable amount. Ultra looks great but too much for me at this stage.

  3. 3
    D'ablo Bicasso says:

    Brilliant album

  4. 4
    Purpoz says:

    If my maths is correct, that would be a total of 7 discs relating to 1 album… fuck!
    Someone’s ego is getting a major stroking here!

  5. 5
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Looks good… I think a couple of those demo ideas may have gone onto ‘Into the light’ & ‘Coverdale Page’.
    I will happily fork out the readies for the new ultimate special edition, so that I too may slide it in!. We are talking baseball, right?!.

    Footnote: Colin Hodgkinson now plays bass with Ten Years After… & their recent album ‘A sting in the tale’ is a real bluesy masterpiece. Recommended!.

  6. 6
    Hansjörg Sitner says:

    The beginning of the end…

  7. 7
    Giannis Bagourdas says:

    indeed! the last true Whitesnake record before they hired an American hairdresser and succumbed to US Radio hits…..

  8. 8
    Giannis Bagourdas says:

    Cozy Powel’s drumming in this record is amazing…

  9. 9
    Adel says:

    Wow what a gem. David Coverdale at his best.

  10. 10
    Albertz says:

    The sound of barrels being scraped … tho the full ’84 Apollo show will be very tempting.

  11. 11
    Buttockss says:

    Great album, love the John Sykes version better.

  12. 12
    Sören Svensson says:

    Good evening las vegas!! It was on tv

  13. 13
    Steven Maxwell says:

    Nah, these smaller boxes Cov has been releasing are much more affordable that other super deluxe sets. Look for it Amazon.

  14. 14
    Carsten says:

    I hope “Need your love so bad” will be the one with Jon Lord. I have no idea what happened to the track! If it isn´t the Jon Lord one it isn´t the B-Side!!!

  15. 15
    peter wolf says:

    Bought the 25th anniversary edition with 2 discs, now this one is huge but at the moment it will change there is no release date yet in the UK

  16. 16
    Twinkling Ray says:

    The write up I previously read said that the single disk would be the new 2019 MIX, which would make it possible to get all three mixes without the Ultimate box. We’ll see, I guess. Nice to see that this time both US and UK mixes are remastered/released in full.

  17. 17
    PurpleAce says:

    Can’t wait!!! <3 love SLIDE IT IN <3

  18. 18
    Kim Peters says:

    Once was enough.

  19. 19
    Andy Coulibaly Thompson says:

    Glasgow Apollo gig I was there💦💦

  20. 20
    Purple Tickler says:

    Agree with#7 – In my opinion the last “real” WS album.

  21. 21
    Buttockss says:

    Still like the ” Hobo ” Version of here i go again…..more raw then the radio version.

  22. 22
    tim says:

    Will be interesting to see how the remixes differ from the remixes for the excellent 25th anniversary edition which included the orginal album remixed and the US album and all the vids on the dvd as well, if its priced similar to the again exhaustive 1987 box set then it will be worth the money for the Live in Glasgow and Jon Lord final concert.But that it then all the whitesnake remasters of the last decade were very good anymore and its just taking the p–s a bit ,

  23. 23
    Patricia Elisabet Bassi says:

    I saw that tour in Rock in Rio in January of 1985. Great show an d really the end of o great rock band. The following years were made of poor music but a lot of money for Coverdale

  24. 24
    Jet Auto Jerry says:

    Hey There!

    Has anyone heard it yet? I just received my Vinyl but probably will not be able to give it a proper listen until the weekend. Since I never really liked where the music went from what I heard on American radio or MTV enough to buy it when it was new I have never owned this album, or any of the later stuff except for the Purple Album last year. And I have never heard the UK Version before that I know of, but I have to guess that I am going to like it better.

    Your Thoughts?

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