(1988) Slide It In

Whitesnake

... read moreFollowing up the splendid Saints & Sinners album was no easy task, but 1984's Slide It In turned out to be an even greater triumph for David Coverdale's Whitesnake. From the boisterous machismo of "Spit It Out" and "All or Nothing" to the resigned despair of "Gambler" and "Standing in the Shadow,...

39′:51″ 10 Songs

1
Gambler
Whitesnake
3:57
2
Slide It In
Whitesnake
3:20
3
Standing In The Shadow
Whitesnake
3:32
4
Give Me More Time
Whitesnake
3:41
5
Love Ain't No Stranger
Whitesnake
4:13
6
Slow An' Easy
Whitesnake
6:08
7
Spit It Out
Whitesnake
4:11
8
All Or Nothing
Whitesnake
3:34
9
Hungry For Love
Whitesnake
3:57
10
Guilty Of Love
Whitesnake
3:18
Released 05 April 1988, 1984 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Whitesnake Productions (Overseas) Ltd under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Ltd

Review

Following up the splendid Saints & Sinners album was no easy task, but 1984's Slide It In turned out to be an even greater triumph for David Coverdale's Whitesnake. From the boisterous machismo of "Spit It Out" and "All or Nothing" to the resigned despair of "Gambler" and "Standing in the Shadow," and the embarrassingly silly title track, everything seems to click. For hit singles, look no further than the twin guitar attack of "Guilty of Love" and the sheer poetry and emotion of "Love Ain't No Stranger," one of the decade's greatest power ballads, bar none. Not to be outdone, "Slow an' Easy" is a masterpiece of sexual tension and the kind of power-blues which no one does as well as Whitesnake. On a quirky historical note, Coverdale fired most of the band soon after the album's release, replacing them with younger, prettier faces with which to better conquer America. For that purpose, Geffen Records even released a re-recorded version of Slide It In with flashy soloing from new guitarist John Sykes, sparking an ongoing debate as to which version is better. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia