WHITESNAKE’S “GREATEST HITS” HAVE BEEN REVISED, REMIXED AND REMASTERED FOR 2022 COLLECTION
Whitesnake continues to revisit its multi-platinum career as it remixes some of its biggest hits for a new collection, Greatest Hits, which was made available on May 6th on digital and streaming services.
Whitesnake founder and lead singer David Coverdale had 16 tracks remixed and remastered for this collection. He explains: “We’ve definitely expanded on the original Greatest Hits, took them all out of the sonic time capsule of the ’80s and ’90s, and brought them up to date, sound-wise … as always, we have the original albums for those who consider them holy relics.”
Keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Sons Of Apollo),who also appeared on Whitesnake’s recent Red, White And Blues trilogy, adds Hammond organ to more than half the songs on the collection. His scorching contributions can be heard on the Number One smash Here I Go Again, Fool For Your Loving, You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again and more. New performances by former Whitesnake guitarist Adrian Vandenberg can also be heard on The Deeper The Love and Judgement Day”from the 1989 album Slip Of The Tongue.
Along with those new additions, Coverdale also went back to the vault to unearth vintage performances by guitarist John Sykes that didn’t appear on the original recordings, including a solo on Slide It In and rhythm guitar on Give Me All Your Love.
Greatest Hits focuses extensively on three blockbuster albums the band released during the 1980s: 1984’s Slide It In (double platinum), 1987’s Whitesnake (eight times platinum),and 1989’s Slip Of The Tongue(platinum). But the collection goes deeper with songs like Sweet Lady Luck, a B-side on the 12-inch single for The Deeper The Love and Forevermore, the title track from the band’s 2011 album.
Greatest Hits CD/Blu-ray track listing:
“Greatest Hits” CD/Blu-ray track listing:
1. Still Of The Night
2. Here I Go Again
3. Is This Love
4. Give Me All Your Love
5. Love Ain’t No Stranger
6. Slide It In
7. Slow An’ Easy
8. Guilty Of Love
9. Fool For Your Loving
10. Judgment Day
11. The Deeper The Love
12. Now You’re Gone
13. You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again
14. Sweet Lady Luck
15. Crying In The Rain
The originals ARE the holy relics! And I’m sure EVERYBODY would agree you don’t f–k with the originals!! “Up to date sound-wise” my ass!! For the millionth time, new doesn’t always (if ever) mean better! Remastering is one thing (depending on how it’s done) but remixing? No, not neccessary, leave the original classics alone!!
Another money grab…pitiful that this is how it is as bands begin fading away.
I think the only remixing of an old album that was better than the original was when KIX did it for Blow My Fuse and Midnight Dynamite. Those remixes are AMAZING and so much better than the originals. Wish the continued with the rest of their catalogue.
I am curious on the adding of the extra guitar on certain Whitesnake songs, but not sure its worth a purchase…