WHITESNAKE To Release Deluxe Edition Of 'Restless Heart' For 25th Anniversary
July 28, 2021
In the wake of WHITESNAKE's massive global success, the band's founder and lead singer, David Coverdale, set out to record his third solo album in 1995. However, the plan was derailed when pressure from his record label forced him to change course and release "Restless Heart" under the DAVID COVERDALE & WHITESNAKE moniker. Despite the changes, the 1997 album was a Top 40 hit in the U.K. Surprisingly, the record was never released in the U.S. That will change this fall when Rhino introduces several versions of "Restless Heart", including a four-disc boxed set.
"Restless Heart: Super Deluxe Edition" will be available on October 29 and is available for pre-order now. The 4CD/DVD collection features newly remastered and remixed versions of the original album, along with unreleased demos and studio outtakes. The DVD includes music videos and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album with new interviews from David Coverdale. The set comes with a hardbound book filled with rare and unseen photos from the era.
Three additional versions of "Restless Heart" will be available the same day. First is a two-CD deluxe edition that includes the new remix plus the original album, newly remastered. Next is a double-LP deluxe edition pressed on 180-gram silver vinyl that features the newly remixed album. And finally, there is a single-disc version which again features the newly remixed album. In addition, all of the music will be available digitally through streaming services.
"Restless Heart: Super Deluxe Edition" opens with a newly remixed version of the album that's closer to the sound Coverdale initially intended for his new solo release. It's followed by a newly remastered version of "Restless Heart", including the singles "Too Many Tears" and "Don't Fade Away", plus three bonus tracks from the album's original Japanese release. Featured musicians include Adrian Vandenberg, Denny Carmassi, Guy Pratt and in addition, guitarist Joel Hoekstra and keyboardist Derek Sherinian who bring their exceptional talents to the party.
The following two discs reveal how "Restless Heart" evolved, starting with early pre-production versions of every album track to later takes of those songs.
The DVD features several music videos ("Too Many Tears" and "Restless Heart") plus the making-of-the-album featurette. There is also a video EP featuring the three relevant songs from the 1997 live acoustic album, "Starkers In Tokyo", originally only available in Japan
"Restless Heart: Super Deluxe Edition" track listing:
Restless Heart: 2021 Remix
01. Restless Heart 02. You're So Fine 03. Can't Go On 04. Crying 05. Take Me Back Again 06. Anything You Want 07. Too Many Tears 08. All In The Name Of Love 09. Your Precious Love 10. Can't Stop Now 11. Woman Trouble Blues 12. Stay With Me 13. Oi (Theme For An Imaginary Drum Solo) 14. Don't Fade Away 15. Can't Go On (Unzipped)
Restless Heart: 2021 Remaster
01. Don't Fade Away 02. All In The Name Of Love 03. Restless Heart 04. Too Many Tears 05. Crying 06. Stay With Me 07. Can't Go On 08. You're So Fine 09. Your Precious Love 10. Take Me Back Again 11. Woman Trouble Blues 12. Anything You Want 13. Can't Stop Now 14. Too Many Tears '95 (Live & Drunk in the Studio featuring The Horny B'stards)
Dancing On The Titanic
Early Arrangements & Getting Drum Tracks in the Studio
01. Restless Heart 02. You're So Fine 03. Can't Go On 04. Crying 05. Take Me Back Again 06. Anything You Want 07. Too Many Tears 08. All In The Name Of Love 09. Your Precious Love (Soul Version) 10. You Precious Love 11. Can't Stop Now (Instrumental Version) 12. Woman Trouble Blues 13. Stay With Me 14. Oi (Instrumental) 15. Don't Fade Away 16. Snakes Down South (Unreleased Demo)
Restless Heart: Evolutions
01. Restless Heart 02. You're So Fine 03. Can't Go On 04. Crying 05. Take Me Back Again 06. Anything You Want
(Red Light Green Light)
07. Too Many Tears 08. All In The Name Of Love 09. Your Precious Love 10. Can't Stop Now 11. Woman Trouble Blues 12. Stay With Me 13. Oi (Instrumental) 14. Don't Fade Away
Disc 5: Restless Heart: DVD-Video
* All In The Name Of Love (Fan Video) * Anything You Want (Fan Video) * You're So Fine (Music Video) * Restless Heart (Fan Video) * Too Many Tears (Music Video) * Don't Fade Away (Music Video) * Can't Go On (Acoustic Slideshow) * Restless Heart (Lyric Video)
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