Whitesnake preps 'Slip of the Tongue' 30th anniversary set | The Music Universe

6 CD/DVD collection includes a newly remastered and expanded version the album

Whitesnake scored the band’s third consecutive platinum record with its eighth studio album, Slip the Tongue. Originally released in November 1989, it peaked at No. 10 on the U.K. and U.S. album charts thanks largely to its two Top 40 hits – “Fool For Your Loving” and “The Deeper The Love.” The fan favorite turns 30 this year and Rhino is celebrating with several new versions, including a colossal seven disc boxed set.

Slip the Tongue: 30th Anniversary Edition will be available on October 4th. The 6 CD/DVD collection includes a newly remastered version the album, plus unreleased studio recordings, audio and video the band’s performance at the 1990 Monsters Rock festival, and a new interview with Whitesnake founder and lead singer, David Coverdale. It comes in a 60 page hardbound book filled with rare memorabilia from the era. For a limited time, Rhino.com will fer the Super Deluxe 6 CD/DVD edition, paired with a lithograph signed by David Coverdale.

Other versions Slip the Tongue will also be available the same day, including 2 CD Deluxe Edition, which includes the newly remastered album expanded with a selection rare and unreleased bonus tracks and a 2 LP Deluxe Edition, which features the newly remastered album along with a selection unique bonus tracks. A single disc CD includes the newly remastered album, along with single B-sides plus alternate recordings. The music will be available digitally as well.

Following the 8x platinum success their eponymous album in 1987, Whitesnake returned two years later with Slip the Tongue. At the time, the band included Coverdale, bassist Rudy Sarzo, drummer Tommy Aldridge, and guitarists Adrian Vandenberg and Steve Vai. Vandenberg and Coverdale co-wrote all but one song on the album, but Vandenberg couldn’t record them in the studio at the time due to a hand injury. To fill the void, Vai joined the band for the album and tour.

Slip the Tongue: 30th Anniversary Edition features unreleased versions every album track, as well as monitor mixes for the album recorded in 1989. In addition, the collection includes nearly two dozen previously unreleased tracks taken from the session tapes that highlight working versions album tracks and more. The set also includes the CD debut Slip the Tongue: The Wagging Tongue Edition. Released exclusively on vinyl in 1989, it features Coverdale being interviewed about each track followed by the song.

Slip the Tongue: 30th Anniversary Edition finishes big with Whitesnake’s 1990 headlining performance at the Monsters Rock Festival at Castle Donington on CD and DVD. The DVD also includes three music videos, all which have been carefully restored and remixed in 5.1 Surround Sound for the first time ever. A new promo video for the track “Sweet Lady Luck”, made exclusively for this set, a behind the scenes look at the making the album, plus a newly recorded interview with Coverdale and Vandenberg rounds out the DVD.

6 CD/DVD | 2 CD

CD 1: Original Album

1. Slip Of The Tongue (2019 Remaster)
2. Kittens Got Claws (2019 Remaster)
3. Cheap An’ Nasty (2019 Remaster)
4. Now You’re Gone (2019 Remaster)
5. The Deeper The Love (2019 Remaster)
6. Judgment Day (2019 Remaster)
7. Sailing Ships (2019 Remaster)
8. Wings Of The Storm (2019 Remaster)
9. Slow Poke Music (2019 Remaster)
10. Fool For Your Loving (2019 Remaster)
11. Sweet Lady Luck (Single B-Side)
12. Now You’re Gone (Chris Lord-Alge Single Remix)
13. Fool For Your Loving (Vai Voltage Mix)
14. Slip Of The Tongue (Alternate Intro & Breakdown)
15. Cheap An’ Nasty (Alternate Solo & End)
16. Judgment Day (Alternate & Extended Solos)
17. Fool For Your Loving (Alternate AOR Mix With CHR Intro)

CD 2: The Wagging Tongue Edition

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

CD 3: Evolutions: Demos, Remixes, Re-Records

1. Slip Of The Tongue
2. Cheap An’ Nasty
3. Now You’re Gone
4. Judgment Day
5. Sailing Ships
6. Kittens 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 (Instrumental)

CD 4: Monitor Mixes, April 1989

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
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)
14. Burning Heart
15. Ain’t Gonna Cry No More (Instrumental)
16. We Wish You Well

CD 5: A Trip To Granny’s House: Sessions Tapes, Wheezy Interludes & Jams

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 (Instrumental)
13. Wheezy & Sometimes Very Naughty Interludes (Be Warned!)
14. Now You’re Gone (Revisited)
15. Death Disco
16. Whitesnake Boogie
17. Mike Clink’s Shoes Blues
18. Snake Shuffle (Instrumental)
19. Doodles
20. Dementia Polka
21. Kill For The Cut Blues
22. Cuban Heel Blues
23. Adje’s Blues

CD 6: Live At Donington 1990

1. Slip Of The Tongue
2. Slide It In
3. Judgment Day
4. Slow An’ Easy
5. Kittens 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

DVD: Live At Donington 1990

1. Slip Of The Tongue
2. Slide It In
3. Judgment Day
4. Slow An’ Easy
5. Kittens Got Claws
6. Adagio For Strato
7. Flying Dutchman Boogie
8. Is This Love
9. Cheap An’ Nasty
10. Crying In The Rain (featuring Tommy Aldridge Drum solo)
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. End Credits: We Wish You Well

Promo Videos:

19. Fool For Your Loving – Music Video
20. Now You’re Gone – Music Video
21. The Deeper The Love – Music Video

Bonus Features:

22. Sweet Lady Luck – Purplesnake Video
23. Behind the Scenes: The Making Slip Of The Tongue
24. A Look Back: Whitesnake Chronicles with DC & Adrian Vandenberg

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