Whitesnake’s 1984 album Slide It In set for deluxe reissue

Whitesnake’s 1984 album Slide It In is to be reissued as a deluxe edition later this year.

The newly remastered version will be released on CD, 2CD, 2LP on digital and streaming platforms, and as a seven-disc box set titled The Ultimate Special Edition on March 8 via Rhino/Parlophone to mark the record’s 35th anniversary .

The 6CD/DVD collection will feature remastered versions of the UK and US versions of Whitesnake’s sixth studio album, a 35th anniversary remix, along with previously unreleased live and studio recordings, music videos, live footage and a new interview with vocalist David Coverdale.

Coverdale says: “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.

“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.”

The double CD edition will feature the remastered versions of the UK and US mixes along with bonus tracks, the 2LP has the UK and US mixes, while the single CD is the new 35th anniversary remaster.

Whitesnake: Slide It In - The Ultimate Special Edition

Disc 1: US Mix (1985) 35th Anniversary Remaster
Disc 2: UK. Mix (1984) 35th Anniversary Remaster

Bonus Tracks
1. Need Your Love So Bad - Single B-Side
2. Gambler - 7-inch Eddie Kramer Mix (1983)
3. Guilty Of Love - 7-inch Eddie Kramer Mix (1983)

Disc 3: 35th Anniversary Remixes (2019)
1. Slide It In (Previously unreleased)
2. Slow An’ Easy (Previously unreleased)
3. Love Ain’t No Stranger (Previously unreleased)
4. Give Me More Time (Previously unreleased)
5. Guilty Of Love (Previously unreleased)
6. All Or Nothing (Previously unreleased)
7. Spit It Out (Previously unreleased)
8. Standing In The Shadow (Previously unreleased)
9. Hungry For Love (Previously unreleased)
10. Gambler (Previously unreleased)
11. Need Your Love So Bad (Previously unreleased)

Disc 4: Monitor Mixes & Intros (September 1983)
1. Intro to Gambler from David Coverdale
2. Gambler (Previously unreleased)
3. Standing in the Shadow (Previously unreleased)
4. Intro to Slide It In from David Coverdale
5. Slide It In (Previously unreleased)
6. Give Me More Time (Previously unreleased)
7. Intro to Love Ain’t No Stranger from David Coverdale
8. Love Ain’t No Stranger (Previously unreleased)
9. Hungry For Love (Previously unreleased)
10. Intro to Guilty Of Love from David Coverdale
11. Guilty Of Love (Previously unreleased)
12. Spit It Out (Previously unreleased)
13. Intro to Slow An’ Easy from David Coverdale
14. Slow An’ Easy (Previously unreleased)
15. All Or Nothing (Previously unreleased)
16 David Coverdale discusses the US vs UK versions

Jon Lord’s Last Whitesnake Show (Sweden, April 16, 1984)
1. Gambler
2. Guilty Of Love
3. Love Ain’t No Stranger
4. Reading An’ Willing (Sweet Satisfaction)

Disc 5: Live in Glasgow, Scotland (March 1, 1984)
1. Gambler (Previously unreleased)
2. Guilty Of Love (Previously unreleased)
3. Reading An’ Willing (Sweet Satisfaction) (Previously unreleased)
4. Love Ain’t No Stranger (Previously unreleased)
5. Here I Go Again (Previously unreleased)
6. Slow An’ Easy (Previously unreleased)
7. Cryin’ In The Rain (Previously unreleased)
8. Keyboard Solo
9. Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City (Previously unreleased)
10. Fool For Your Loving (Previously unreleased)
11. Need Your Love So Bad / Thank You Blues (Previously unreleased)
12. Slide It In (Previously unreleased)
13. Don’t Break My Heart Again (Previously unreleased)

Disc 6: Early Ruff Mixes, Original Demos and Obscurities

Early Ruff 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

Unfinished Symphonies: 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

DVD: Music Videos & Live Clips
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)

Extra Features
Jon Lord’s Last Whitesnake Show (1984)
1. Gambler
2. Guilty of Love
3. Love Ain’t No Stranger
4. Reading An’ Willing (Sweet Satisfaction)

Whitesnake Chronicles: David Coverdale discusses the 35th anniversary of Slide It In

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