Rugged and Unplugged’ is a beautifully stripped back acoustic album which features songs from across Adrian Vandenberg’s career.  From his first band Teaser as a 20 year old he has always used an acoustic guitar in his recordings, which along with the electric guitar creates the light and shade dynamic that is the cornerstone to all of his records.

For me, the sign of whether a song is good or not, is whether it still stands up when it’s completely stripped down to the bare essence of it,” says Vandenberg. He continues, “What I find with acoustic versions of songs you already know, is that they can touch you in a different way than the full band and even orchestral versions. You don’t get ‘impressed’ by big guitars, drums and even orchestras. As a performer you can’t hide behind all that, so what’s left is the emotional content of the performance and the actual song.

This project created the opportunity to strip down the big orchestral arrangements on songs such as ‘What Doesn’t Kill You’ and ‘Breathing’ to just Vandenberg on acoustic guitar and the voice of Jan Hoving. His 1983 hit ‘Burning Heart’ gets a stunning reworking, “my favourite singers ever since my teens have always been guys like Paul Rodgers and David Coverdale.  Since I wrote this song in 1981, I’ve always pictured it sung by a singer with such a tone of voice and vocal abilities. Jan is absolutely such a singer as you can hear,” he explains. ‘One Step Behind’ has a graceful warmth and ‘Walk Away’ feels both intimate and anthemic.

Originally from Whitesnake’s 1989 album ‘Slip of the Tongue’, ‘Sailing Ships’ has a delicate beauty to it that makes the hairs on your arm stand up and has become a favourite and regular in the MoonKing’s live shows. ‘Out Of Reach’ is the only song that features drums, bass and violins and has a warm cascading elegance. The album closes with a new song, the instrumental ‘Sundown‘. Talking about it he says, “It was one of those beautiful early evenings in the late summer, the light turning pink, it was quiet and I was doodling away on my acoustic guitar. The melody that pretty much rolled off of my fingers really matched the vibe of that moment so I decided to record it and end the album with it. It felt like a very natural thing to do.

Like the two MoonKings albums, ‘MoonKings’ (2014) and ‘MK II’ (2017) it was produced by Adrian Vandenberg himself. It was recorded between Vandenberg’s home studio and Jan Hoving’s farm which gives it the relaxed, intimate and natural feel, away from the clinical studio environment. It is Vandenberg and Hoving doing what they do and love the most, playing music straight from the heart.

 

 

With the current summer tour with Foreigner behind us, we will revisit some of our best acoustic performances with ‘Unzipped: Super Deluxe Edition‘. This 5 CD/DVD collection brings together unplugged and acoustic-based performances recorded over the past 20+years, including rare and unreleased studio and live recordings, acoustic demos, concert videos, interviews and more. The extensive set will be available on October 19. On the same day, Rhino will also release ‘Unzipped‘ in three other formats: single-CD, double-CD, and double-LP. All of the music will be available digitally and via streaming services.

Track Listing:

Disc One: Unzipped… In The Studio: The Love Songs

  1. “Love Is Blind”
  2. “One of These Days” *
  3. “All The Time In The World” *
  4. “Wherever You May Go”
  5. “Easier Said than Done” *
  6. “Fare Thee Well” *
  7. “Summer Rain”
  8. “Forevermore”
  9. “’Till The End Of Time”

Bonus Tracks

  1. “Wherever You May Go” (Instrumental) Strings only *
  2. “Love Is Blind” (Instrumental) Strings only *

Disc Two: Starkers In Tokyo

  1. “Sailing Ships”
  2. “Too Many Tears”
  3. “The Deeper The Love”
  4. “Love Ain’t No Stranger”
  5. “Can’t Go On”
  6. “Give Me All Your Love”
  7. “Don’t Fade Away”
  8. “Is This Love”
  9. “Here I Go Again”
  10. “Soldier Of Fortune”

Bonus Tracks

  1. “Only My Soul” (Acapella) *
  2. “Fool For Your Loving” (Excerpt) *

Disc Three: Snakeskin Boots: Starkers In Europe

Starkers In Warsaw (Poland, April 18, 1997)

  1. Intro
  2. “Sailing Ships”
  3. “Too Many Tears”
  4. “Here I Go Again”

Starkers In Stockholm (Sweden, December 2, 2006)

  1. Intro
  2. “Give Me All Your Love”
  3. “Ain’t Gonna Cry No More”
  4. “Only My Soul” (Acapella)
  5. “All I Want Is You”
  6. “Dog”
  7. “Here I Go Again”

Starkers In Cologne (Germany, November 24, 2006)

  1. Intro
  2. “Give Me All Your Love”
  3. “Ain’t Gonna Cry No More”
  4. “All I Want Is You”
  5. “Slow & Easy”
  6. “Dog”

Starkers In Paris (France, November 30, 2006)

  1. “Give Me All Your Love”
  2. “Ain’t Gonna Cry No More”
  3. “Northwinds” (Acapella)
  4. “All I Want Is You”
  5. “Dog”
  6. “Blindman” (Acapella)
  7. “Here I Go Again”

Disc Four: More Starkers

Promo Tour Rehearsals (2005)

  1. “If You Want Me” *
  2. “Give Me All Your Love” *
  3. “Slow & Easy” *
  4. “All I Want Is You” *
  5. “Judgement Day” *
  6. “Ain’t Gonna Cry No More” *
  7. “Dog” *

Starkers In New York (New York City, April 10, 2008)

  1. “Give Me All Of Your Love”
  2. “Can You Hear The Wind Blow”
  3. “All I Want All I Need”
  4. “Lay Down Your Love”
  5. “Fool For Your Loving”
  6. “The Deeper The Love”
  7. “Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City”
  8. “Here I Go Again”

“WSTV Jams” Excerpts (2012)

  1. “Easier Said Than Done” (1:34)
  2. “Fare Thee Well”
  3. “Love Will Set You Free”
  4. “Mistreated”
  5. “Slide It In”
  6. “’Till the End of Time
  7. “Shake My Tree”

“Made In Japan” Soundcheck Versions (2011)

  1. “Good To Be Bad”
  2. “Tell Me How”

Disc Five: Up Close & Personal

  1. “Wherever You May Go” (Demo Version) *
  2. “Surrender” *
  3. “Ain’t No Doubt About My Girl” *
  4. “Scat Man Blues” *
  5. “Love’s A Crazy Game” *
  6. “I Will Love You” *
  7. “Oh Baby You’re The One” *
  8. “So Long” (Acapella) *
  9. “So Long” *
  10. “It Would Be Nice” *
  11. “Slide Thingy Blues” *
  12. “Down To The River” *
  13. “Feel Your Love Grow Stronger” *
  14. “Blues Jam Riff” *
  15. “Fun Lick Blues” *
  16. “Don’t Wanna Change The World” *
  17. “It’s So Hard” *
  18. “River Song” (Early Version) *
  19. “Let’s Have A Drink Before I Go” *
  20. “Can You Ever Forgive Me” *
  21. “So Much To Live For” *
  22. “Another Lick While The Missus Is Busy In The Kitchen” *
  23. “Just The Two Of Us (Together You And I)” *
  24. “Oh S___ Blues” (featuring Jessica) *
  25. “Seasons” *

DVD

  Starkers In Tokyo (1997)

  1. Sailing Ships
  2. Too Many Tears
  3. The Deeper The Love
  4. Can’t Go On
  5. Is This Love
  6. Give Me All Your Love
  7. Here I Go Again
  8. Soldier Of Fortune
  9. Love Ain’t No Stranger
  10. Don’t Fade Away
  11. Only My Soul (Acapella)

12: Fool For Your Loving (excerpt)

 Starkers In New York (2008)

  1. “Give Me All Of Your Love”
  2. “Can You Hear The Wind Blow”
  3. “All I Want All I Need”
  4. “Lay Down Your Love”
  5. “Fool For Your Loving”
  6. “The Deeper The Love”
  7. “Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City”
  8. “Here I Go Again”

Starkers In Warsaw (Poland, April 18, 1997)

  1. Intro
  2. “Sailing Ships”
  3. “Too Many Tears”
  4. “Here I Go Again”

Starkers In Stockholm (Sweden, December 2, 2006)

  1. Intro
  2. “Give Me All Your Love
  3. “Ain’t Gonna Cry No More”
  4. “Only My Soul” (Acapella)
  5. “All I Want Is You”
  6. “Dog”
  7. “Here I Go Again”

Starkers In Cologne (Germany, November 24, 2006)

  1. “Give Me All Your Love”
  2. “Ain’t Gonna Cry No More”
  3. “All I Want Is You”
  4. “Dog”

Starkers In Sofia (Bulgaria, November 24, 2015)

  1. “Soldier Of Fortune”

Starkers In Paris 2 (France, June 4, 2009)

  1. “Blindman”

Starkers In Wolverhampton (England, June 16, 2011)

  1. “Fare Thee Well”

Starkers In Glasgow (Scotland, June 15, 2011)*

  1. “One Of These Days”

Bonus Features

  • One-on-One with David Coverdale and Adrian Vandenberg discussing ‘Starkers
  • Poor Albert’s Last: Photographic Slideshow (featuring audio from ‘Sailing Ships‘)
  • Purplesnake’s ‘Forevermore‘ Video
  • Love Is Blind‘ Music Video

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Whitesnake have released an Official video for the track ‘Burn‘,taken from the forthcoming album ‘The Purple Tour (Live)‘.

The Purple Tour (Live)‘ will be released on January 19th as CD/DVD and CD/Blu-ray sets. Additional formats include a double-LP, single CD, and digital download.

The double-disc collection also includes video footage of the concert mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound, the music video for ‘Burn,’ band interviews, and bonus performances not available on the CD or vinyl versions.

CD/DVD and CD/Blu-ray tracklisting:

Burn
Bad Boys
Love Ain’t No Stranger
The Gypsy
Give Me All Your Love
Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City
Mistreated
You Fool No One
Soldier Of Fortune
Is This Love
Fool For Your Loving
Here I Go Again
Still Of The Night

DVD/Blu-ray Contents:
Concert Video in 5.1 and Stereo
Burn – Music Video
Band Interviews

Bonus 5.1 High Resolution Live Audio:
You Keep On Moving
Lay Down Stay Down
Lotsanotes
Stormbringer

CD tracklisting:
Burn
Bad Boys
Love Ain’t No Stranger
The Gypsy
Give Me All Your Love
Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City
Mistreated
You Fool No One
Soldier Of Fortune
Is This Love
Fool For Your Loving
Here I Go Again
Still Of The Night

LP tracklisting:

Side One
Burn
Bad Boys
Love Ain’t No Stranger
The Gypsy

Side Two
Give Me All Your Love
Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City
Mistreated

Side Three
You Fool No One
Soldier Of Fortune
Is This Love
Fool For Your Loving

Side Four
Here I Go Again
Still Of The Night
You Keep On Moving” – LP Bonus Track

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Whitesnake are set to release a brand new live album, ‘The Purple Tour (Live)‘, on January 19th 2018.

Whitesnake’s new live collection highlights singer David Coverdale’s time in Deep Purple with performances of Deep Purple and Whitesnake classics.

Whitesnake revisited the music that singer David Coverdale recorded with Deep Purple in the Seventies when they released The Purple Album two years ago. The album, and the tour that followed, offered fans new modern interpretations of Purple classics like ‘Burn’ and ‘Mistreated.’ Highlights from the historic tour will be featured in a new live collection, including double-disc versions that feature audio, video and a selection of bonus material.

The Purple Tour (Live) will be available as CD/DVD or CD/Blu-ray sets. Additional formats include a double-LP, single CD, and digital version.

The Purple Tour (Live), Whitesnake puts their distinctive spin on several songs from Coverdale’s studio albums with Deep Purple – Burn (1974), Stormbringer (1974), and Come Taste The Band (1975). Highlights include: ‘You Fool No One,’ ‘The Gypsy‘ and ‘Soldier Of Fortune.’ The double-disc collection also includes video footage of the concert mixed to 5.1 Surround Sound, plus a new music video for ‘Burn,’ band interviews, and a number of bonus performances not available on the CD or vinyl versions.

The Whitesnake line-up that appears on The Purple Tour (Live) includes: singer David Coverdale, guitarists Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra, bassist Michael Devin, drummer Tommy Aldridge and keyboardist Michele Luppi.

Coverdale says there was never any intention to compete against the original recordings. “We just wanted to play the damn songs. Each member of the band. brought their incredible individual talents and a real band identity to this music. We’ve all done the best we can with this project with respect to the music, and the legacy of Deep Purple Mk3 and Mk4.

In addition to songs originally recorded by Deep Purple, The Purple Tour (Live) also features performances of killer Whitesnake tracks like ‘Fool For Your Loving‘ from Slip Of The Tongue (1990), ‘Love Ain’t No Stranger‘ from Slide It In (1984), plus ‘Still Of The Night,’ ‘Bad Boys,’ ‘Is This Love‘ and the #1 smash ‘Here I Go Again‘ from Whitesnake (1987).

PreOrder your copy of The Purple Tour (Live):
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Whitesnake have released a new video for ‘Here I Go Again’, which appears on the upcoming thirtieth-anniversary reissue of ‘1987’ (self-titled depending on country of release).

Whitesnake: Super Deluxe Edition‘ includes an entire disc of unreleased live performances featuring Adrian Vandenberg, Vivian Campbell and Tommy Aldridge, which were recorded during the band’s 1987-88 tour to support the album.

Also included is a DVD, containing music videos for the four singles, which have been restored and remixed in 5.1 Surround Sound. Plus, the DVD contains a brand new thirty-minute documentary about the making of  the album, and a new promo video of the 1988 version of ‘Here I Go Again‘ and unreleased live footage from the aforementioned 1987-88 tour.

 

Track listing:

Disc One: Original Album 2017 Remaster:

01.Still Of The Night
02. Give Me All Your Love
03. Bad Boys
04. Is This Love
05. Here I Go Again ’87
06. Straight For The Heart
07. Looking For Love
08. Children Of The Night
09. You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again
10. Crying In The Rain
11. Don’t Turn Away

Disc Two: Snakeskin Boots [Live On Tour 1987-88]:

01. Bad Boys/Children Of The Night*
02. Slide It In*
03. Slow An’ Easy*
04. Here I Go Again*
05. Guilty Of Love*
06. Is This Love*
07. Love Ain’t No Stranger*
08. Guitar Solo – Adrian and Vivian*
09. Crying In The Rain*
10. Still Of The Night*
11. Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City*
12. Give Me All Your Love*

Disc Three: 87 Evolutions [Demos and Rehearsals]:

01. Still Of The Night*
02. Give Me All Your Love*
03. Bad Boys*
04. Is This Love*
05. Straight For The Heart*
06. Looking For Love*
07. Children Of The Night*
08. You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again*
09. Crying In The Rain*
10. Don’t Turn Away*
11. Crying In The Rain (Lil’ Mountain Alternate Take Ruff Mix) *

Disc Four: 87 Versions [2017 Remixes]”

01. Still Of The Night – Remix*
02. Is This Love – Remix*
03. Give Me All Your Love – Remix*
04. Here I Go Again 87 – Remix*
05. Standing In The Shadows – 1987 Versions, Japanese Mini-Album
06. Looking For Love – 1987 Versions, Japanese Mini-Album
07. You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again – 1987 Versions, Japanese Mini-Album
08. Need Your Love So Bad – 1987 Versions, Japanese Mini-Album
09. Here I Go Again – Radio Mix
10. Give Me All Your Love – Single Version

DVD:

01. Still Of The Night – Music Video, Restored and Remixed in 5.1
02. Here I Go Again 87 – Music Video, Restored and Remixed in 5.1
03. Is This Love – Music Video, Restored and Remixed in 5.1
04. Give Me All Your Love – Music Video, Restored and Remixed in 5.1
05. Documentary about the making of 1987 Album*
06. Here I Go Again – Purplesnake Video Jam*
07. Crying In The Rain – 1987 Tour Video Bootleg*
08. Band Intros – 1987 Tour Video Bootleg*
09. Still Of The Night – 1987 Tour Video Bootleg*

‘Whitesnake: 30th Anniversary Edition’ 2 LP Track Listing:

Side One:

01. Still Of The Night
02. Bad Boys
03. You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again
04. Straight For The Heart
05. Here I Go Again 87

Side Two:

01. Give Me All Your Love
02. Is This Love
03. Children Of The Night
04. Crying In The Rain
05. Don’t Turn Away

Side Three:

01. Still Of The Night – 2017 Remix *
02. Is This Love – 2017 Remix *
03. Give Me All Your Love – 2017 Remix *
04. Here I Go Again 87 – 2017 Remix *
05. Looking For Love

Side Four:

01. Bad Boys/Children of the Night – Live*
02. Here I Go Again – Live*
03. Is This Love – Live*
04. Give Me All Your Love – Live*
05. Still of the Night – Live*

‘Whitesnake: 30th Anniversary Edition’ 2 CD Track Listing:

Disc One: Original Album 2017 Remaster

01. Still Of The Night
02. Give Me All Your Love
03. Bad Boys
04. Is This Love
05. Here I Go Again 87
06. Straight For The Heart
07. Looking For Love
08. Children Of The Night
09. You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again
10. Crying In The Rain
11. Don’t Turn Away

Disc Two: Snakeskin Boots [Live On Tour 1987-88]:

01. Bad Boys/Children Of The Night*
02. Slide It In*
03. Slow An’ Easy*
04. Here I Go Again*
05. Guilty Of Love*
06. Is This Love*
07. Love Ain’t No Stranger*
08. Guitar Solo – Adrian and Vivian*
09. Crying In The Rain*
10. Still Of The Night*
11. Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City*
12. Give Me All Your Love*

* Previously unreleased

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Mega platinum Whitesnake, the legendary rock’n’roll band founded and formed by Deep Purple singer David Coverdale are proud to announce their 2016 ‘The Greatest Hits Tour‘ which will feature their biggest hits & songs from Slide It In, Whitesnake (1987) and Slip Of The Tongue.

Blowing audiences away with their stunning, energetic live performances, Whitesnake have just completed a comprehensive world tour in 2015, including a Sell Out Arena tour in the UK & Ireland with Def Leppard, whilst promoting their most recent studio offering, The Purple Album.

After leaving Deep Purple in 1976 Coverdale formed the original Whitesnake in 1978, and began a journey that has taken him from the early heavy blues rock of the late ’70s with albums like ‘Trouble‘, ‘Lovehunter‘, ‘Ready And Willing‘ and ‘Come And Get It‘ through to the explosive hard rock of the revamped ‘Snake sound with the multi-platinum ‘Slide It In‘ & 1987’s self-titled mega-million-selling smash-hit album, ‘Whitesnake‘.

David CoverdaleWhitesnake Lead Singer “We are truly excited & looking forward to playing in 2016 on what will be our ‘Greatest Hits World Tour’ & most likely my personal ‘Farewell to Arena Rock’ after over 40 years of writing & performing rock music.

I am honored to have toured this incredible world we share for over 40 years, celebrating & enjoying unforgettable moments with millions of people…All of whom have shared this amazing journey with me…I truly love the shared experience & simply love my job & always will…Over 4 Decades Of FUN…Thank YOU!!.

Lineup

David Coverdale – vocals

Reb Beach – guitars

Joel Hoekstra – guitars

Michael Devin – bass

Tommy Aldridge – drums

Michele Luppi – Keys

2016 US “Greatest Hits Tour” Dates Just Added

* Feb. 24th and 25th Only – Fan Club Pre-Sale Code = HITS

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June 1st Norman, OK Riverwind Casino (Feb 24th, Presale code: HITS)
June 3rd Dallas, TX Bomb Factory (Feb 24th, Presale code: HITS)
June 5th Houston, TX Revention Music Center (Feb 24th, Presale code: HITS)
June 6th San Antonio, TX Majestic Theater (Feb 24th, Presale code: HITS)
June 8th Indianapolis, IN Bomb Factory (Feb 24th, Presale code: HITS)
June 10th Hammond, IN Horseshoe Casino (Feb 24th, Presale code: HITS)
June 11th Northfield, OH Hard Rock (Feb 24th, Presale code: HITS)
June 14th Cincinati, OH PNC Riverbend Music Center (Feb 24th, Presale code: HITS)
June 15th Huber Heights, OH Rose Music Center (Feb 24th, Presale code: HITS)
June 17th Detroid, MI Fox Theater (Feb 24th, Presale code: HITS)
June 18th Rama, ON Fox Theater (Feb 24th, Presale code: HITS)
June 23th Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino (Feb 24th, Presale code: HITS)
June 26th Portland, ME Maine State Pier (Feb 24th, Presale code: HITS)
June 28th Portland, ME Maine State Pier
July 1st Atlantic City, NJ Trump Casino
July 2nd Wilkes Barre, PA Poconos Casino

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Whitesnake have released a brand new promo video for ‘The Gypsy‘ taken from their 2015 album ‘The Purple Album

The band are currently out on tour promoting the album, with the following dates still to play:

November 25nd Skopje, MK Boris Trajkovski
November 28th Zurich, CH **Hallenstadion
November 29th Milan, IT Alcatraz
December 1st Brussels, BE Forest National
December 2nd Utrecht, NL Tivilivredenburg

UK & Ireland

 UK co-headline Arena tour with Def Leppard in December 2015.
December 6th Dublin, IE 3 Arena
December 7th Belfast, UK Odyssey
December 9th Newcastle, UK Metro Radio Arena
December 10th Glasgow, UK The SSE Hydro
December 12th Birmingham, UK Genting Arena
December 13th Nottingham, UK Capital FM Arena
December 15th Manchester, UK Arena
December 16th Cardiff, UK Motorpoint Arena
December 18th London, UK The SSE Arena Wembley
December 19th Sheffield, UK Motorpoint Arena