WHITESNAKE – 1987 [30th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition] CD3: 87 Evolutions [Demos and Rehearsals]
It’s finally here: WHITESNAKE‘s smash hit album “1987 (30th Anniversary Remaster 2017)” in its Super Deluxe Edition Box set including 4CD+DVD, plenty of previously unreleased material and the Original Album freshly Remastered 2017.
This super-deluxe edition of 1987 comes stuffed with the requisite add-ons in the shape of four extra discs of material (three audio, one visual).
This CD 3 features the “87 Evolutions [Demos and Rehearsals]” – perhaps the most essential disc from this Super Deluxe Edition Box set – a compendium of demos and early versions of the songs that make up the album “1987”.
This is where you’ll find the meat of “1987 (30th Anniversary Remaster 2017 Super Deluxe Edition Box”.
Rather than merely upend the waste bin all over the floor, various versions of each track have been meticulously stitched together to make new versions, so you’re hearing them grow from rough demos to the (almost) finished article as they play.
It works brilliantly for two reasons. Firstly it’s a great way of charting the evolution of how a track is put together without having to sift through unnecessary detritus. Secondly, even the rawest incarnations of these tracks showcase the class of Coverdale’s voice – something the polish of the finished article occasionally hides. All the hairspray, teeth whitener and wives writhing on car bonnets can’t hide the fact that he’s one of the finest bluesy hard rock singers Britain has ever produced.
CD3: 87 Evolutions [Demos and Rehearsals]
01 – Still of the Night (87 Evolutions Version)
02 – Give Me All Your Love (87 Evolutions Version)
03 – Bad Boys (87 Evolutions Version)
04 – Is This Love (87 Evolutions Version)
05 – Straight for the Heart (87 Evolutions Version)
06 – Looking for Love (87 Evolutions Version)
07 – Children of the Night (87 Evolutions Version)
08 – You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again (87 Evolutions Version)
09 – Crying in the Rain (87 Evolutions Version)
10 – Don’t Turn Away (87 Evolutions Version)
11 – Crying in the Rain (Lil’ Mountain Alternate Take) [Ruff Mix]
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