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Whitesnake to Release ‘Slide It In’ The Ultimate Special Edition

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You know you’re getting old when you are told that It’s been 35 years since Whitesnake scored their first platinum-selling album with the release of Slide It In. WOW. That being said, the band is celebrating the milestone with a special seven-disc box set.

Slide It In: The Ultimate Special Edition is set for release on March 8th but you pre-order now. The Albums will feature remastered versions of both the U.K. and U.S. mixes, and that isn’t enough there will also be new 35th-anniversary remixes. When you add previously unreleased live and studio recordings, music videos, concert footage and a new interview with Whitesnake founder and singer David Coverdale, you’ve got a seriously comprehensive collection.

Singer David Coverdale said about the albums new remixes: “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,” adding:  “Hearing all the performances so fresh and so clear after 35 years was amazing.”

Originally recorded in 1983 Slide It Inwas the band’s sixth studio album. The band featured Coverdale, and guitarists Micky Moody and Mel Galley, keyboardist Jon Lord and bassist Colin Hodgkinson. The album was released in 1984 and very well in the U.K., peaking in Top 10.

After its release in the UK, the band’s lineup had a serious overhaul. Lord rejoined Deep Purple, and John Sykes and Neil Murray joined the band replacing Moody and Hodgkinson. With the lineup change, it was decided to remix and re-record certain parts of Slide It In’ prior to its U.S. release and both the U.K. and U.S. versions of the album are included in the upcoming box.

The rest, as they say, is history, the album went on to sell more than 6 million copies, and to this day remains the second highest-selling album in the band’s catalog.

Check out the track listing for the box below.

Whitensake, ‘Slide It In: The Ultimate Special Edition’ Track Listing:
Disc One: U.S. Mix (1985) 35th Anniversary Remaster
1. “Gambler”
2. “Slide It In”
3. “Slow An’ Easy”
4. “Love Ain’t No Stranger”
5. “Give Me More Time”
6. “Standing In The Shadow”
7. “Hungry For Love”
8. “All Or Nothing”
9. “Spit It Out”
10. “Guilty Of Love”

Disc Two: U.K. Mix (1984) 35th Anniversary Remaster
1. “Gambler”
2. “Slide It In”
3. “Slow An’ Easy”
4. “Love Ain’t No Stranger”
5. “Give Me More Time”
6. “Standing In The Shadow”
7. “Hungry For Love”
8. “All Or Nothing”
9. “Spit It Out”
10. “Guilty Of Love”

Bonus Tracks
11. “Need Your Love So Bad” – Single B-Side
12. “Gambler” – 7″ Eddie Kramer Mix (1983)
13. “Guilty Of Love” – 7″ Eddie Kramer Mix (1983)

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

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

Jon Lord’s Last Whitesnake Show (Sweden, April 16, 1984)
17. “Gambler”
18. “Guilty Of Love”
19. “Love Ain’t No Stranger”
20. “Reading An’ Willing (Sweet Satisfaction)”

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

Disc Six: 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
11. “Slow An’ Easy”
12. “Slide It In”
13. “Standing In The Shadow”
14. “All Or Nothing”
15. “Spit It Out”
16. “Guilty Of Love”
17. “Love Ain’t No Stranger”
18. Intro to “Need Your Love So Bad” from David Coverdale
19. “Need Your Love So Bad”

Unfinished Symphonies: Demo Ideas that Were Never Finished
20. “Body Heat”
21. “The Gypsy In You”
22. “Lounge Lizards”
23. “Great Riff In The Morning”
24. “The River Song”
25. “Can’t Make A Deal With The Devil”
26. “Prayer For The Dying”
27. “Spend The Night With Me”
28. “So Much To Live For”
29. “Riff Raff Blues”
30. “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)
8. “Gambler”
9. “Guilty of Love”
10. “Love Ain’t No Stranger”
11. “Reading An’ Willing (Sweet Satisfaction)”
12. Whitesnake Chronicles: David Coverdale discusses the 35th anniversary of Slide It In

* previously unreleased

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