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GREATEST HITS
Whitesnake Greatest Hits

In 1978, David Coverdale formed the British band Whitesnake after departing from Deep Purple.  In the early days, Whitesnake sounded a lot more like a 70's rock band than a metal band.  Some songs that early Whitesnake fans may remember include "Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City", "Fool for Your Lovin'", "Don't Break My Heart Again", "Would I Lie to You", "Guilty of Love", "Crying in the Rain", and "Here I Go Again".  You might recognize some of these songs as later re-made hits.

It wasn't until their 1984 album, Slide It In, that Whitesnake began gaining notoriety in the USA.  The American released version of this album was a re-mix that featured guitarist John Sykes (suggested by Geffen).  Although this album did not immediately become a hit in the USA, post album sales soared after the band's late 80's success.

In 1985, David Coverdale and John Sykes began working on a new release with a much more polish metal sound.  In 1986, Coverdale suffered a medical condition that almost ended his signing career, and the album was subsequently delayed until 1987 (self-titled release).  Although John Sykes co-wrote and recorded this album, Coverdale fired him and hire Adrian Vanderberg and Vivian Campbell for the MTV videos and subsequent tour.  This album peaked at No. 2 on the charts in the USA and featured hits such as "Here I Go Again", "Is This Love", "Still of the Night", "Give Me All Your Love", and "Crying in the Rain".  Tawny Kitaen, who Coverdale later marrired, was featured on some of the band's videos.

In 1989, the revolving guitarist door continue to spin, and Steve Vai was tapped to play guitar for the release of Slip of the Tongue (Coverdale became interested in Vai after seeing him play guitar as the devil in the movie Crossroads).  This album hit no. 10 on the Billboard album charts and featured songs like the remake of "Fool for Your Loving", "The Deeper the Love", and "Now Your Gone". 

1990, Coverdale decided to quit the music business and dissolve Whitesnake, although this did not last long.  He join up with Jimmy Page for the release of Coverdale Page (you may remember the song "Shake My Tree" from this album).  Since the 1990's, Whitesnake could be found in one form or another both in the studio and on tour with veteran rockers like Reb Beach (Winger), Warren DeMartini (Ratt), and Doug Aldrich (Dio).  The band even released their own wine in 2008 (seriously).  At the time of this writing, the Whitesnake Discography was as follows:

  • 1978: Snakebite
  • 1978: Trouble
  • 1979: Live at the Hammersmith
  • 1979: Lovehunter
  • 1980: Ready an' Willing
  • 1980: Live in the Heart of the City
  • 1981: Come an' Get It
  • 1982: Saints & Sinners
  • 1984: Slide It In
  • 1984: Whitesnake's Greatest Hits
  • 1987: Whitesnake
  • 1997: Restless Heart
  • 1998: Starkers in Tokyo
  • 2005: Live in the Shadow of the Blues
  • 2007: 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition
  • 2008: Good to Be Bad
  • 2011: Forevermore
  • 2011: Live at Donington 1990
  • 1984
    Slide It In
    Whitesnake Slide It In
    1987
    Self-Titled
    Whitesnake Self Titled 1987
    1989
    Slip of the Tongue
    Whitesnake Slip of the Tongue
    2006
    More Greatest hits
    The Best of Whitesnake

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