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Whitesnake's 'Slide It In' gets 35th anniversary deluxe reissue

Whitesnake 'Slide It In'

Whitesnake’s first platinum selling album, 'Slide It In', is being re-released this spring to celebrate its 35th anniversary.

The six-million selling 1984 album, which spawned songs including ‘Love Ain’t No Stranger’ and ‘Slow an’ Easy’, has been remastered and will be released on Friday 8th March via Rhino/Parlophone.

‘Slide It In’ will be available in the following formats; digital, single CD, double-CD Deluxe Edition, double-LP Deluxe Edition and the Slide It In: The Ultimate Special Edition 6CD/DVD collection.

Alongside newly remastered versions of both the UK and US mixes of the album, the Ultimate Special Edition features released live and studio recordings, music videos, concert footage, and a new interview with Whitesnake lynchpin David Coverdale.

“SLIDE IT IN was always meant to be a structured, more electric modern take on the classic blues-based hard rock that Whitesnake were famous for, but our new Hook City Hooligan, Mixer Extraordinaire Christopher Collier, has hand-tooled this classic record for the 21st century,” says David Coverdale.

“Hearing all the performances so fresh and so clear after 35 years was amazing. Mel, Cozy and Jon’s playing on the record is as vital now as it was all those years ago. All the featured players shine. Not only did Christopher get the best out of the recording, but, he gives the album a fresh coat of sonic paint bringing it right up to date. I’m personally thrilled with it.”

Whitesnake release their long-awaited 13th studio album 'Flesh & Blood' in May via Frontiers Records and it will be preceded by the single ‘Shut Up & Kiss Me’ and its accompanying video.

The band will follow its release with an appearance at Download Festival in June. Tickets are available from Planet Rock Tickets now. 

The track-listing for the Slide It In: The Ultimate Special Edition is as follows:

Disc One: U.S. Mix (1985) 35th Anniversary Remaster
“Gambler”
“Slide It In”
“Slow An’ Easy”
“Love Ain’t No Stranger”
“Give Me More Time”
“Standing In The Shadow”
“Hungry For Love”
“All Or Nothing”
“Spit It Out”
“Guilty Of Love”

Disc Two: U.K. Mix (1984) 35th Anniversary Remaster
“Gambler”
“Slide It In”
“Slow An’ Easy”
“Love Ain’t No Stranger”
“Give Me More Time”
“Standing In The Shadow”
“Hungry For Love”
“All Or Nothing”
“Spit It Out”
“Guilty Of Love”
Bonus Tracks

“Need Your Love So Bad” – Single B-Side
“Gambler” – 7” Eddie Kramer Mix (1983)
“Guilty Of Love” – 7” Eddie Kramer Mix (1983)
 
Disc Three: 35th Anniversary Remixes (2019)
“Slide It In” *
“Slow An’ Easy” *
“Love Ain’t No Stranger” *
“Give Me More Time” *
“Guilty Of Love” *
“All Or Nothing” *
“Spit It Out” *
“Standing In The Shadow” *
“Hungry For Love” *
“Gambler” *
“Need Your Love So Bad” *
 
Disc Four: Monitor Mixes & Intros (September 1983)
Intro to “Gambler” from David Coverdale
“Gambler” *
“Standing in the Shadow” *
Intro to “Slide It In” from David Coverdale
“Slide It In” *
“Give Me More Time” *
Intro to “Love Ain’t No Stranger” from David Coverdale
“Love Ain’t No Stranger” *
“Hungry For Love” *
Intro to “Guilty Of Love” from David Coverdale
“Guilty Of Love” *
“Spit It Out” *
Intro to “Slow An’ Easy” from David Coverdale
“Slow An’ Easy” *
“All Or Nothing” *
David Coverdale discusses the U.S. vs U.K. versions ofSlide It In
Jon Lord’s Last Whitesnake Show (Sweden, April 16, 1984)
“Gambler”
“Guilty Of Love”
“Love Ain’t No Stranger”
“Reading An’ Willing (Sweet Satisfaction)”
 
Disc Five: Live in Glasgow, Scotland (March 1, 1984)
“Gambler” *
“Guilty Of Love” *
“Reading An’ Willing (Sweet Satisfaction)” *
“Love Ain’t No Stranger” *
“Here I Go Again” *
“Slow An’ Easy” *
“Cryin’ In The Rain” *
Keyboard Solo
“Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City” *
“Fool For Your Loving” *
“Need Your Love So Bad / Thank You Blues” *
“Slide It In” *
“Don’t Break My Heart Again” *

Disc Six: Early Ruff Mixes, Original Demos and Obscurities
Early Ruff Mixes with Unfinished Lyrics
“All Or Nothing”
“Hungry For Love”
“Spit It Out”
“Give Me More Time”
“Slow An’ Easy”
“Love Ain’t No Stranger”
“Need Your Love So Bad” – Instrumental
“All Or Nothing” – acapella excerpts remix
“Slow An’ Easy” – organ and drum excerpts remix
Wheezy Interludes – various alcoholic studio antics, David and Mel “fighting a cold”
 
Original Demos
“Slow An’ Easy”
“Slide It In”
“Standing In The Shadow”
“All Or Nothing”
“Spit It Out”
“Guilty Of Love”
“Love Ain’t No Stranger”
Intro to “Need Your Love So Bad” from David Coverdale
“Need Your Love So Bad”
 
Unfinished Symphonies: Demo Ideas that Were Never Finished
“Body Heat”
“The Gypsy In You”
“Lounge Lizards”
“Great Riff In The Morning”
“The River Song”
“Can’t Make A Deal With The Devil”
“Prayer For The Dying”
“Spend The Night With Me”
“So Much To Live For”
“Riff Raff Blues”
“Thanks You Blues”
 
DVD: Music Videos & Live Clips
“Guilty Of Love” – Music Video
“Slow An’ Easy” – Music Video
“Love Ain’t No Stranger” – Music Video
“Give Me More Time” – Top Of The Pops
“Standing In The Shadow” – New Promo Video
“Love Ain’t No Stranger” – Live… In The Still of the Night
“Slide It In” – Live at Donington (1990)
 
Extra Features
Jon Lord’s Last Whitesnake Show (1984)
“Gambler”
“Guilty of Love”
“Love Ain’t No Stranger”
“Reading An’ Willing (Sweet Satisfaction)”
Whitesnake Chronicles: David Coverdale discusses the 35th anniversary of Slide It In
 
* previously unreleased

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