WHITESNAKE's 'The Rock Album' Collection To Include Previously Unreleased Song 'Always The Same'
April 16, 2020
WHITESNAKE will bring together some of its hardest-hitting songs of its multi-platinum career on "The Rock Album", a new collection that features revisited, remixed and remastered versions of the group's best rock songs. The album is the first release in the band's "Red, White And Blues" trilogy, a series of fresh, new collections organized by musical themes that will include: "Love Songs" (red),"The Rock Album" (white) and "The Blues Album" (blue).
"The Rock Album" will be available on June 19 on CD ($14.98),and as a double-LP set pressed on 180-gram, white vinyl ($31.98) and is available for pre-order now. The music also will be available through digital and streaming services. The collection features the debut of "Always The Same", a previously unreleased song that was recorded during the 2019 sessions for "Flesh & Blood". The band also released the song on its YouTube channel.
In the album's liner notes, WHITESNAKE founder and lead singer David Coverdale writes: "All the songs have been revisited, remixed and remastered. Some have been musically embellished where my co-producer Michael McIntyre, my new mixer Christopher Collier and I felt it appropriate or necessary to bring out the best in these songs."
"The Rock Album" spans over three decades with songs originally released between 1984 and 2011 on six WHITESNAKE studio albums. One track — "She Give Me" — is taken from Coverdale's 2000 solo album "Into The Light".
The group's music from the 1980s is well represented by "Love Ain't No Stranger" from "Slide It In" (1984) and "Judgement Day" from "Slip Of The Tongue" (1989),as well as "Still Of The Night", "Give Me All Your Love" and the No. 1 smash "Here I Go Again" from WHITESNAKE's 1987 self-titled album, which has been certified mega-platinum.
"Restless Heart" (1997) gets its due on the collection with four songs, including the blistering "Can't Stop Now". "The Rock Album" also features music from 2008's "Good to Be Bad" ("Best Years" and "Can't You Hear The Wind Blow"),in addition to the title track from 2011's "Forevermore". Other highlights from "The Rock Album" include a remixed version of "All Or Nothing" that features additional guitars pulled from the original multi-track tapes, plus an alternate arrangement of "Tell Me How" from "Forevermore".
Last week, WHITESNAKE released a 35th-anniversary remix of "Slide It In" as a 2LP set on 180-gram transparent red vinyl. WHITESNAKE scored its first platinum-selling album in 1984 with "Slide It In", a release that has sold more than six million copies worldwide thanks to hard-rocking songs like "Love Ain't No Stranger", "Slow An' Easy" and the title track.
"The Rock Album" CD track listing:
01. Still Of The Night 02. Best Years 03. Tell Me How 04. Love Ain't No Stranger 05. All Or Nothing 06. Give Me All Your Love 07. Can You Hear the Wind Blow 08. Restless Heart 09. Anything You Want 10. Here I Go Again 11. Judgement Day 12. She Give Me 13. Crying 14. Can't Stop Now 15. Always The Same * 16. Forevermore
LP track listing:
01. Still Of The Night 02. Best Years 03. Tell Me How 04. Love Ain't No Stranger
01. All Or Nothing 02. Give Me All Your Love 03. Can You Hear the Wind Blow 04. Restless Heart
01. Anything You Want 02. Here I Go Again 03. Judgement Day 04. She Give Me
01. Crying 02. Can't Stop Now 03. Always The Same * 04. Forevermore