Slip of the Tongue [20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] [Bonus Tracks] [CD/DVD]]

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
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 and the curious, as well as fans, may want to check out their earlier work before picking this up. [The 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition is a double-disc set (CD/DVD). The first disc contains a remastered version of the original album as well as six bonus cuts. These include "Sweet Lady Luck," the B-side of "Fool for Your Loving," and a couple of remixes, including the American remix of "Now You're Gone." There are three live cuts as well, two taken from a performance at the Castle Donnington festival in 1990, and one from Live...In the Shadow of the Blues. The DVD features three promo videos of album tracks (all made infamous by MTV), and five live tracks taken from various festivals and concerts. The set is packaged in a deluxe slipcase with a 24-page booklet featuring rare photos, album outtake shots, lyrics, and an interview with Coverdale.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/30/2009
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • UPC: 602527089126
  • Catalog Number: 001306800
  • Sales rank: 42,875

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Slip of the Tongue (5:23)
  2. 2 Judgment Day (5:11)
  3. 3 Fool for Your Loving (4:08)
  4. 4 Now You're Gone (4:06)
  5. 5 Kitten's Got Claws (5:03)
  6. 6 Cheap & Nasty (3:31)
  7. 7 The Deeper the Love (4:20)
  8. 8 Slow Poke Music (4:02)
  9. 9 Wings of the Storm (5:06)
  10. 10 Sailing Ships (6:06)
  11. 11 Sweet Lady Luck (4:37)
  12. 12 Now You're Gone (4:07)
  13. 13 Fool for Your Loving (4:17)
  14. 14 Judgement Day (5:38)
  15. 15 Slip of the Tongue (5:41)
  16. 16 Kitten's Got Claws (4:58)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Fool for Your Loving '89
  2. 2 Now You're Gone
  3. 3 The Deeper the Love
  4. 4 The Deeper the Love
  5. 5 Sailing Ships
  6. 6 Judgment Day
  7. 7 Slip of the Tongue
  8. 8 Kitten's Got Claws
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Whitesnake Primary Artist
Steve Vai Guitar, Group Member
Glenn Hughes Vocals
Don Airey Keyboards
Tommy Aldridge Drums, Group Member
Reb Beach Guitar
David Coverdale Vocals, Group Member
Tommy Funderburk Vocals
Claude Gaudette Keyboards
David Rosenthal Keyboards
Rudy Sarzo Bass, Group Member
Rick Seratte Keyboards, Vocals
Adrian Vandenberg Guitar, Group Member
Doug Aldrich Guitar
Timothy Drury Keyboards
Marco Mendoza Bass
Uriah Duffy Bass
Technical Credits
Bernie Marsden Composer
Mike Clink Producer, Engineer
David Coverdale Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Executive Producer, Reissue Art
Mike Fraser Engineer
Micky Moody Composer
Keith Olsen Producer, Engineer
Hugh Syme Cover Design
Adrian Vandenberg Composer
Doug Aldrich Producer
Hugh Gilmour Reissue Art
Wayne Isham Director, Producer
Michael McIntyre Producer
Marty Callner Director
Hamish Hamilton Director
Daniel E. Catullo III Executive Producer
Tilton Gardner Executive Producer
Robert McClaugherty Executive Producer
Simon Pizey Producer
Shelly Singhal Executive Producer
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