Slip of the Tongue [30th Anniversary Edition]

Slip of the Tongue [30th Anniversary Edition]

by Whitesnake

CD(Special Edition / Bonus DVD)

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Overview

Any band would have been hard-pressed to follow the success of a multi-platinum album with another one of equal or higher quality both critically and commercially. Needless to say, that's exactly what David Coverdale and Whitesnake were faced with when it came time to record 1989's Slip of the Tongue, the follow-up to their 1987 smash self-titled LP. To complicate matters, Coverdale lost Irish guitarist Vivian Campbell during pre-recording sessions due to artistic differences, and his songwriting partner and lead guitarist, Adrian Vandenberg, injured himself to the degree that he couldn't play; he did some early work that made it on to the final album. Coverdale, faced with a quickly approaching deadline and pressure from management and the label finally recruited former Frank Zappa guitarist Steve Vai to fill the chair. Commercially, Slip of the Tongue was an unqualified success. The album ended up being Whitesnake's third platinum recording. Musically, however, the set is so drenched in '80s production -- huge compression, MIDI keyboards, a thin bottom end, etc. -- it seems that little of the band's tough blues-based metallic persona remains. The album sounds dated, full of overblown sounds and effects that have little to do with the act's trademark heavy guitar-and-bass approach to hard rock and early Brit metal. Some of the songs have merit, even if their finished productions ruin them -- the tough "Now You're Gone" and "Judgment Day," are great examples, as is "The Deeper the Love," a classic Coverdale power ballad needlessly drenched in keys and synths. The fit between Vai and Whitesnake is also questionable; his busy approach is at odds with the meat-and-potatoes strut and pound of the band. Fans ate it up at the time, but Slip of the Tongue is, unfortunately, still an album very much of its time. The curious, as well as fans, may want to check out their earlier work before picking this up.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/04/2019
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0190295409814
catalogNumber: 607230
Rank: 113

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Slip of the Tongue
  2. Kitten’s Got Claws
  3. Cheap an’ Nasty
  4. Now You’re Gone
  5. The Deeper the Love
  6. Judgment Day
  7. Sailing Ships
  8. Wings of the Storm
  9. Slow Poke Music
  10. Fool For Your Loving
  11. Sweet Lady Luck
  12. Now You’re Gone
  13. Fool For Your Loving
  14. Slip of the Tongue
  15. Cheap an' Nasty
  16. Judgment Day
  17. Fool For Your Loving [Alternate Take

Disc 2

  1. Spoken Word: Slip of the Tongue Interview
  2. Slip of the Tongue
  3. Spoken Word: Cheap An’ Nasty Interview
  4. Cheap An’ Nasty
  5. Spoken Word: Fool For Your Loving Interview
  6. Fool For Your Loving
  7. Spoken Word: Now You’re Gone Interview
  8. Now You’re Gone
  9. Spoken Word: Kitten’s Got Claws Interview
  10. Kitten’s Got Claws
  11. Spoken Word: Wings of the Storm Interview
  12. Wings of the Storm
  13. Spoken Word: The Deeper The Love Interview
  14. The Deeper the Love
  15. Spoken Word: Judgment Day Interview
  16. Judgment Day
  17. Spoken Word: Slow Poke Music Interview
  18. Slow Poke Music
  19. Spoken Word: Sailing Ships Interview
  20. Sailing Ships
  21. Spoken Word: Closing Interview

Disc 3

  1. Slip of the Tongue
  2. Cheap An’ Nasty
  3. Now You’re Gone
  4. Judgment Day
  5. Sailing Ships
  6. Kitten’s Got Claws
  7. The Deeper the Love
  8. Wings of the Storm
  9. Slow Poke Music
  10. Fool For Your Loving
  11. Kill For the Cut
  12. Parking Ticket
  13. Sweet Lady Luck

Disc 4

  1. Kittens Got Claws
  2. Cheap an' Nasty
  3. The Deeper the Love
  4. Judgment Day
  5. Slow Poke Music
  6. Now You're Gone
  7. Slip of the Tongue n
  8. Fool for Your Loving
  9. Wings Of The Storm
  10. Sailing Ships
  11. Sweet Lady Luck
  12. Parking Ticket
  13. Kill for the Cut (In Desperate Search of a Melody) [Monitor Mixes, Apri
  14. Burning Heart
  15. Ain't Gonna Cry No More [
  16. We Wish You Well

Disc 5

  1. Slow Poke Music
  2. Slip of the Tongue
  3. Judgment Day
  4. Now You’re Gone
  5. Wings of the Storm
  6. Sailing Ships
  7. Liquor and Poker
  8. Parking Ticket
  9. Kill For the Cut
  10. Ain’t Gonna Cry No More
  11. We Wish You Well
  12. We Wish You Well
  13. Wheezy & Sometimes Very Naughty Interludes (Be Warned!)
  14. Now You’re Gone
  15. Death Disco
  16. Whitesnake Boogie
  17. Mike Clink’s Shoes Blues
  18. Snake Shuffle
  19. Doodles
  20. Dementia Polka
  21. Kill For the Cut Blues
  22. Cuban Heel Blues
  23. Adje’s Blues

Disc 6

  1. Slip of the Tongue
  2. Slide It In
  3. Judgment Day
  4. Slow An’ Easy
  5. Kitten’s Got Claws
  6. Is This Love
  7. Cheap An’ Nasty
  8. Crying in the Rain
  9. Fool For Your Loving
  10. Here I Go Again
  11. Bad Boys
  12. Ain’t No Love in the Heart of the City
  13. Still of the Night

Disc 7

  1. Slip of the Tongue
  2. Slide It In
  3. Judgment Day
  4. Slow An’ Easy
  5. Kitten’s Got Claws
  6. Adagio For Strato
  7. Flying Dutchman Boogie
  8. Is This Love
  9. Cheap An’ Nasty
  10. Crying in the Rain
  11. Fool For Your Loving
  12. For the Love Of God
  13. The Audience Is Listening
  14. Here I Go Again
  15. Bad Boys
  16. Ain’t No Love in the Heart of the City
  17. Still of the Night
  18. We Wish You Well

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Whitesnake   Primary Artist
Steve Vai   Guitar,Group Member
Glenn Hughes   Vocals
Don Airey   Keyboards
Tommy Aldridge   Drums,Soloist,Group Member
David Coverdale   Vocals,Group Member
Tommy Funderburk   Vocals
Claude Gaudette   Keyboards
Richard Page   Vocals
David Rosenthal   Keyboards
Rudy Sarzo   Bass,Bass Guitar,Group Member
Rick Seratte   Keyboards
Adrian Vandenberg   Guitar,Group Member

Technical Credits

Steve Vai   Composer
Bernie Marsden   Composer
Mike Clink   Engineer,Original Album Producer
David Coverdale   Composer,Executive Producer
Tom Gordon   Producer
Micky Moody   Composer
Keith Olsen   Engineer,Original Album Producer
R. Shulman   Authoring
John Skyes   Composer
Adrian Vandenberg   Composer
Dan Walsh   Composer
Hugh Gilmour   Liner Notes,Art Direction,Reissue Design
Michael McIntyre   Producer
Mickey Moody   Composer
Ken Parkin   Monitor Engineer
Gordon Paterson   Engineer
Michael Price   Composer
Tyler Boürns   Authoring
Jeremiah Wynn   Engineer
Ellys Airey   Packaging Manager
Phil Easton   Interviewer
Josh Bernhard   Engineer

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