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They sure know where they’ve been

Whitesnake legend Bernie Marsden hosted a special evening at Coles Book Shop in Bicester, England on Thursday, May 12, to celebrate the vinyl release of his recent albums of blues standards Kings and Chess.

Meanwhile in America, his former bandmate promotes yet another remix and remaster of Greatest Hits with a remastered video of the same song. Hairspray +100, spandex pants +1,000, Tawny’s cheekbones +1,000,000.

Thanks to BraveWords on both counts.



8 Comments to “They sure know where they’ve been”:

  1. 1
    Uwe Hornung says:

    It’s a great song, always has been, but bringing out David’s voice even more in the mix with every new remaster/remix, is not gonna better the original. Paicey’s drumming is just supple on that – not to mention Jon’s atmospheric organ intro.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSlSaGcc0QM

    And Bernie Marsden has one of the most pleasant voices imaginable. I always loved the extra color it brought to Whitesnake.

    Straddle those Jags in peace, Tawny, shame they never offered you your own car wax line: the ultimate hood on …

  2. 2
    Buttockss says:

    @ 1, I agree, The original is the better version, But they had to polish it up to sell in America, also to make millions

  3. 3
    Jet Auto Jerry says:

    My gal uses Spotify (I think) for her music normally. She really likes the last 2 DP albums and she plays them so of course other songs and related bands come up. The other day the original came on and she had this look on her face of weird recognition and looked at what it was and asked me about this Saints and Sinners album. I had to tell her that it was the original version and then told here about Fool for Your Loving, etc.

    She enjoyed the original but preferred the one that she was used to hearing on the Radio. I would rather hear the original.

  4. 4
    Uwe Hornung says:

    When my wife heard the original at the time, she credited it to Manfred Mann’s Earth Band!

    I understood where she was coming from, it was a departure from even the WS sound at the time and the arrangement with the long organ intro is something Manfred Mann could have come up with as well (adding a synth solo of course!).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAMm_LuN-a8

    The original HIGA was really pretty much tailored to prevailing German radio tastes at the time (MMEB were huge in Germany, in case you didn’t know) and picked up more airplay than any WS song before or after (until the 1987 remake and “Is It Love/Tawny in Lingerie” arrived).

    There is nothing wrong with the ’87 version per se – as power ballads for FM radio go (I prefer the version with the synth intro to the other one with the chugging guitar though). But the ’83 original had more emotion and grace to it, unhappy as the Saints and Sinners sessions had been.

  5. 5
    Buttockss says:

    @ 3….That’s to funny! 🤣. Hobos, remember them.

  6. 6
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Over time, it has become an American anthem. And like any good song should, it works in many ways.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvAF7i3xR7M

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9K1U3p1-90

    And for all the bile that is sometimes heaped on DC’s vocal deterioration here and elsewhere (and I have been guilty myself), if he doesn’t have to scream his balls off against a wall of electric guitars, he can still cut it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF7CLhia2XU

    Can’t wait for his post-Whitesnake career to start. An appointment at the hairdresser, a few session cracks with empathy for your voice and some strong outside material & off you go (again), David from Redcar! It’s been done before you know.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfYAziNzAX4

  7. 7
    Jaffa says:

    Don’t forget this version….

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69qfXMZoiwA

    If only David would now consider the Johnny Cash/Rick Rubin route…

  8. 8
    Uwe Hornung says:

    We can only hope. Someone call Cindy.

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