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Whitesnake / Slide It In 35th anniversary edition

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Whitesnake‘s 1984 album Slide It In will be reissued as a 35th anniversary ‘ultimate special edition’.

The album includes the hits ‘Love Ain’t No Stranger’ and ‘Slow An’ Easy’, both of which went top 40 in the USA at the time. The ‘ultimate special edition’ includes six CDs and a DVD and features remastered versions of both the UK and US mixes of the albums as well as new 35th anniversary stereo mixes, unreleased live and studio recordings, music videos, concert footage, and a new interview with Whitesnake founder and lead singer, David Coverdale.

If the big box isn’t of interest, a two-CD deluxe includes the U.K. and U.S. mixes expanded with a selection of bonus tracks (discs one and two from the box). A double-LP vinyl package features the U.K. mix on one record and the U.S. mix on the other. Just to add some extra confusion, the single CD edition includes the new 35th stereo mixes (i.e. disc three of the box set!)

Slide It In is reissued on 8 March 2019. No UK pre-order links as yet…but these will be updated as and when.

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Whitesnake / Slide It In 35th anniversary edition

Slide It In 6CD+DVD ‘Ultimate Special Edition’

Disc One: U.S. Mix (1985) 35th Anniversary Remaster

“Gambler”
“Slide It In”
“Slow An’ Easy”
“Love Ain’t No Stranger”
“Give Me More Time”
“Standing In The Shadow”
“Hungry For Love”
“All Or Nothing”
“Spit It Out”
“Guilty Of Love”

Disc Two: U.K. Mix (1984) 35th Anniversary Remaster

“Gambler”
“Slide It In”
“Slow An’ Easy”
“Love Ain’t No Stranger”
“Give Me More Time”
“Standing In The Shadow”
“Hungry For Love”
“All Or Nothing”
“Spit It Out”
“Guilty Of Love”

Bonus Tracks

“Need Your Love So Bad” – Single B-Side
“Gambler” – 7” Eddie Kramer Mix (1983)
“Guilty Of Love” – 7” Eddie Kramer Mix (1983)

Disc Three: 35th Anniversary Remixes (2019)

“Slide It In” *
“Slow An’ Easy” *
“Love Ain’t No Stranger” *
“Give Me More Time” *
“Guilty Of Love” *
“All Or Nothing” *
“Spit It Out” *
“Standing In The Shadow” *
“Hungry For Love” *
“Gambler” *
“Need Your Love So Bad” *

Disc Four: Monitor Mixes & Intros (September 1983)

Intro to “Gambler” from David Coverdale
“Gambler” *
“Standing in the Shadow” *
Intro to “Slide It In” from David Coverdale
“Slide It In” *
“Give Me More Time” *
Intro to “Love Ain’t No Stranger” from David Coverdale
“Love Ain’t No Stranger” *
“Hungry For Love” *
Intro to “Guilty Of Love” from David Coverdale
“Guilty Of Love” *
“Spit It Out” *
Intro to “Slow An’ Easy” from David Coverdale
“Slow An’ Easy” *
“All Or Nothing” *
David Coverdale discusses the U.S. vs U.K. versions of Slide It In

Jon Lord’s Last Whitesnake Show (Sweden, April 16, 1984)
“Gambler”
“Guilty Of Love”
“Love Ain’t No Stranger”
“Reading An’ Willing (Sweet Satisfaction)”

Disc Five: Live in Glasgow, Scotland (March 1, 1984)

“Gambler” *
“Guilty Of Love” *
“Reading An’ Willing (Sweet Satisfaction)” *
“Love Ain’t No Stranger” *
“Here I Go Again” *
“Slow An’ Easy” *
“Cryin’ In The Rain” *
Keyboard Solo
“Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City” *
“Fool For Your Loving” *
“Need Your Love So Bad / Thank You Blues” *
“Slide It In” *
“Don’t Break My Heart Again” *

Disc Six: Early Ruff Mixes, Original Demos and Obscurities

Early Ruff Mixes with Unfinished Lyrics
“All Or Nothing”
“Hungry For Love”
“Spit It Out”
“Give Me More Time”
“Slow An’ Easy”
“Love Ain’t No Stranger”
“Need Your Love So Bad” – Instrumental
“All Or Nothing” – acapella excerpts remix
“Slow An’ Easy” – organ and drum excerpts remix
Wheezy Interludes – various alcoholic studio antics, David and Mel “fighting a cold”

Original Demos
“Slow An’ Easy”
“Slide It In”
“Standing In The Shadow”
“All Or Nothing”
“Spit It Out”
“Guilty Of Love”
“Love Ain’t No Stranger”
Intro to “Need Your Love So Bad” from David Coverdale
“Need Your Love So Bad”

Unfinished Symphonies: Demo Ideas that Were Never Finished
“Body Heat”
“The Gypsy In You”
“Lounge Lizards”
Great Riff In The Morning”
“The River Song”
“Can’t Make A Deal With The Devil”
“Prayer For The Dying”
“Spend The Night With Me”
“So Much To Live For”
“Riff Raff Blues”
Thanks You Blues”

DVD: Music Videos & Live Clips

“Guilty Of Love” – Music Video
“Slow An’ Easy” – Music Video
“Love Ain’t No Stranger” – Music Video
“Give Me More Time” – Top Of The Pops
“Standing In The Shadow” – New Promo Video
“Love Ain’t No Stranger” – Live… In The Still of the Night
“Slide It In” – Live at Donington (1990)

Extra Features
Jon Lord’s Last Whitesnake Show (1984)
“Gambler”
“Guilty of Love”
“Love Ain’t No Stranger”
“Reading An’ Willing (Sweet Satisfaction)”
Whitesnake Chronicles: David Coverdale discusses the 35th anniversary of Slide It In

* previously unreleased

Whitesnake / Slide It In 35th anniversary edition

Slide It In 2CD deluxe edition

CD 1
1. Gambler (US Mix) [2019 Remaster]
2. Slide It In (US Mix) [2019 Remaster]
3. Slow An’ Easy (US Mix) [2019 Remaster]
4. Love Ain’t No Stranger (US Mix) [2019 Remaster]
5. Give Me More Time (US Mix) [2019 Remaster]
6. Standing in the Shadow (US Mix) [2019 Remaster]
7. Hungry for Love (US Mix) [2019 Remaster]
8. All or Nothing (US Mix) [2019 Remaster]
9. Spit It Out (US Mix) [2019 Remaster]
10. Guilty of Love (US Mix) [2019 Remaster]

CD 2
1. Gambler (UK Mix) [2019 Remaster]
2. Slide It In (UK Mix) [2019 Remaster]
3. Slow An’ Easy (UK Mix) [2019 Remaster]
4. Love Ain’t No Stranger (UK Mix) [2019 Remaster]
5. Give Me More Time (UK Mix) [2019 Remaster]
6. Standing in the Shadow (UK Mix) [2019 Remaster]
7. Hungry for Love (UK Mix) [2019 Remaster]
8. All or Nothing (UK Mix) [2019 Remaster]
9. Spit It Out (UK Mix) [2019 Remaster]
10. Guilty of Love (UK Mix) [2019 Remaster]
11. Need Your Love So Bad (Single B-Side) [2019 Remaster]
12. Gambler (7″ Eddie Kramer Mix 1983) [2019 Remaster]
13. Guilty of Love (7″ Eddie Kramer Mix 1983) [2019 Remaster]

Whitesnake / Slide It In 35th anniversary edition

Slide It In 2LP vinyl

Side 1
1. Gambler (US Mix) [2019 Remaster]
2. Slide It In (US Mix) [2019 Remaster]
3. Slow An’ Easy (US Mix) [2019 Remaster]
4. Love Ain’t No Stranger (US Mix) [2019 Remaster]
5. Give Me More Time (US Mix) [2019 Remaster]

Side 2
1. Standing in the Shadow (US Mix) [2019 Remaster]
2. Hungry for Love (US Mix) [2019 Remaster]
3. All or Nothing (US Mix) [2019 Remaster]
4. Spit It Out (US Mix) [2019 Remaster]
5. Guilty of Love (US Mix) [2019 Remaster]

Side 3
1. Gambler (UK Mix) [2019 Remaster]
2. Slide It In (UK Mix) [2019 Remaster]
3. Slow An’ Easy (UK Mix) [2019 Remaster]
4. Love Ain’t No Stranger (UK Mix) [2019 Remaster]
5. Give Me More Time (UK Mix) [2019 Remaster]

Side 4
1. Standing in the Shadow (UK Mix) [2019 Remaster]
2. Hungry for Love (UK Mix) [2019 Remaster]
3. All or Nothing (UK Mix) [2019 Remaster]
4. Spit It Out (UK Mix) [2019 Remaster]
5. Guilty of Love (UK Mix) [2019 Remaster]

Whitesnake / Slide It In 35th anniversary edition

Slide It In – single CD edition. Contain 2019 35th anniversary remix.

“Slide It In”
“Slow An’ Easy”
“Love Ain’t No Stranger”
“Give Me More Time”
“Guilty Of Love”
“All Or Nothing”
“Spit It Out”
“Standing In The Shadow”
“Hungry For Love”
“Gambler”
“Need Your Love So Bad”

All previously unreleased.

43 responses to Whitesnake / Slide It In 35th anniversary super deluxe edition box

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  2. Rob says:

    I was eagerly awaiting this super deluxe set because Slide It In is my favourite Whitesnake album by quite some distance, but I’m a little disappointed with it. The best part about it is the full remaster of the UK mix and the Glasgow show which actually has crowd enhancements in places. Also the book, programme and poster are great but what was the point in a 3rd “new” mix of the album? The UK and US mixes are enough, no need for a 3rd version, and even though it’s great to have unfinished mixes and demos, they aren’t something I’d go out of my way to play again. The DVD is good but not great, would’ve been the icing on the cake though if they’d included the tokyo ’84 show on DVD. It confuses me thouugh why people say the Donington ’83 show should be in this set because it wasn’t part of the Slide It In cycle, even though they did play Guilty Of Love at that gig. The live version of the song should’ve been included in this though, still wondering why they included live versions from later line ups. Overall it’s a great set, I got mine for 49.99 on Amazon UK so at that price it’s worth it.

  3. Didi says:

    I’m a bit confused about the content of the single disc edition. SDE says it contains the new 2019 mixes, while other sites including amazon mentioning it’s the US Remix(1985), 2019 Remaster. Can anyone please clarify?

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      From the press release “a single-disc version includes the newly remastered brand-new mix of the complete album.” Amazon is wrong.

    • Janice Bowerbank says:

      Just bought 2 CD version and single version which I was lead to believe was 2019 remix sounds same as remix on 2 CD version is us mix

  4. Jeff says:

    Back on Feb. 32 I ordered 2 copies of this set for EUR 22.95 plus shipping to the USA for the unbelievably low price of just over $71 delivered from Amazon Spain.

    I thought I had brought this to everyone’s attention at the time but I guess I didn’t

    Looking forward to this release as it is my favorite WHITESNAKE album

  5. Paul Wainwright says:

    163 dollars in Australia once again amazon puts the screws on people in Aus

    • peter chrisp says:

      Paul has the actual box set been listed in Australia as yet? There is one thing i will agree on, with these box sets when they become available in Australia, they are ridiculously expensive. A couple of examples The Beatles box set the stereo & mono set bought around $125 & the same copy @ JBHi Fi a whopping $295. Sgt Peppers from the UK $119 & same copy $250. Bought Tull’s Aqualung 5disc set $118, and the same copy $200.

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  7. Jan says:

    No hi-res means no money from me!

    • Keith Lambert says:

      Hopefully it will be available as a stand-alone from the Hi-Res vendors….as per the ’87 deluxe. Actually, Whitesnake is very well represented in the Hi-Res format so I’m quite hopeful for Slide It In too.

      • SimonP says:

        Chuckle. Anyone who says they can hear a difference between hi res (a term which applies to pictures btw) and a CD is either deluding themselves or flat out lying.

        A properly mastered CD has all the info you’re ever going to hear on it and if you’re over 25 you won’t even be able to hear half of that because your hearing will be diminished by age…

        • TheRedPen says:

          I think you’ll find that Jan and Keith are referring to ‘high resolution audio’ and it’s quite possible that they have high end audio setups which do allow them to hear the difference. If you listen to your music on an iPod through ‘earbuds’ or on a car stereo, then it’s gonna sound crap whatever the format.

        • Ray says:

          I generally agree. I do have recent recordings at a higher bit size and sampling rate that sound really good on a great s audio playback setup. I have King Crimson and Yes recordings that are older and I prefer the higher sampling rate versions. There is much subjectivity in listening and comparing that I am very aware of. I am also very aware of a male’s tendency to quickly lose ability to hear higher and lower frequencies over time. I am an exception and hear acutely many characteristics of sounds that my friends do not. I write this because the post is very declarative and I fortunately live a life appreciating the very slight benefits that a few 24 bit, higher sampled pieces of music provide. Let’s not close down the possibilities.

  8. elliott buckingham says:

    havin the uk and us mixes already on the last remaster I will have the single disc with the new remixes. just wish 87 had all its tracks remixed because the remaster still didn’t improve much over previous remasters but the remixes were superb

  9. Tim-Meh says:

    My first ever gig was on that tour, and the last great album before Coverdale discovered LA demi-waves, medallions and girlfriends who rolled around on cars in the wind.

  10. JF says:

    Man, after looking at that cover and title, I’m even more pissed off that the original “Smell the glove” cover by Spinal Tap was rejected… Totally unfair double standards I say!

  11. RHTP says:

    First the plus points. At last we get the Eddie Kramer mixes of the 2 tracks that were put out with the Gambler UK single when first issued in ’83. And along with discs 4, 5 & 6, makes for a package that I will no doubt add to my collection. However on the negative side, both the UK & US mixes were issued together on the 25th anniversary edition. Additionally, the last Jon Lord performance was issued recently on the Live in ’84 Back to the Bone CD in 2014, along with a bunch of other live stuff from ’84. So this just seems to be a mash up of those 2 collections with some demo’s added for completest’s only. What is glaringly missing is the live ’83 Donington performance. Where is that?

  12. J T says:

    To your comment, “Just to add some extra confusion,” I beg to differ. Releasing different mixes (and in particular different material) on the more affordable versions is exactly what bands and labels should do.

    For those of us who don’t want or aren’t prepared to pay for a 7-disc box, I can’t imagine why we wouldn’t want a choice of which mixes to get. And, it’s nice to have the option to buy BOTH the 1- and 2-disc versions without double-dipping (or, for those of us who have this on vinyl like myself, triple-dipping). This is akin to what I was talking about on this site last year when I wished that bands/labels made box set material available separately so that moderate fans could compile the box we wanted and not have to pay for the (often duplicative, frequently live-heavy, sometimes swaggy) parts we didn’t want.

    Then as now, however, the material I’m always most interested in is the sort of stuff always relegated to a Disc 6, “Early Ruff Mixes, Original Demos and Obscurities.” I like to observe the creative process and the ideas that don’t make it to the album. Ideally that sort of thing would be available as the last disc of a 2- or 3-disc option.

    I’m curious to read a qualitative review of the difference between the U.S., UK and “35th Anniversary Stereo” mixes.

    On a different note, for those of us in the U.S. who listened to rock radio in the mid-’80s, “Love Ain’t No Stranger” and “Slow An’ Easy” were as familiar as Top 40 in that they received decent rotation on many mainstream rock, commercial metal and contemporary AOR stations.

    But for chart purists, throughout most of the rock era “Top 40” specifically meant peaking somewhere between 40 and 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 or the Cashbox Top 100 Singles charts. Top 40 wasn’t something that happened nationwide in the states for Whitesnake until 1987. (When it did, they went all the way to #1.) But I’m not sure they even charted on the Hot 100 at all with either single off Slide It In.

    Those chart positions cited come from what was then known as the Top Tracks and Top Rock Tracks chart, later known as the Album Rock Tracks chart and currently known as the Mainstream Rock chart.

    • Billy D says:

      Whitesnake hit number 53 on the Hot 100 with Fool For Your Loving in 1980 when they were with Mirage Records. (This was reissued in 1989 on Geffen and reached #37.)
      They also ‘Bubbled Under’ the Hot 100 at 109 with Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City in 1981 also on Mirage.
      Whitesnake wouldn’t place another single on the Hot 100 until 1987.

  13. peter wolf says:

    Paul should have read the final details thanks the excitement got to me pretty quickly i am sure UK release will follow soon.

  14. peter wolf says:

    Paul thanks for details being a UK band, is there any sign of a UK release?

    • Johnny Ringo says:

      It now listed on Amazon (UK), currently priced at 51:22 for the CD version.

      There’s a link from the official Whitesnake website.

  15. Chris Hubbell says:

    This LP’s Box Set treatment is a long time coming! One of the best Hard Rock records ever & an excellent example of why this Band can still sell out venues & why David Coverdale is considered to be one of the best Vocalist/Front Men ic Rock & Roll!

  16. Nubben says:

    So looking forward to this!!!! My first ever Whitesnake album purchase on vinyl back in the day. Maybe I’m one of the few but I actually prefer the original 1983 mix. The US mix has its pros as well though.

  17. JR Larsson says:

    What no 5.1 mix! Why?

  18. Mark Montgomery says:

    What is the difference between the US and UK versions other than song order ? Also, How does this differ from the 25th annaversary two disc set ?

    • T-Bone says:

      The U.K. release was mixed by Martin Birch where as the U.S. version was mixed by Keith Olsen to punch it up for album rock radio. Also the track sequence for the U.S. release was changed from the U.K. release by starting off with the title track because they felt it was a better lead off than Gambler. Now for some reason this new one release & the 25th anniversary version have the same U.K. track sequence which doesn’t make sense because the U.S. version was different by design.

      • T-Bone says:

        Forgot to mention that on the U.S. remix they augmented the original recording with John Sykes on guitar along with Neil Murray on bass & Bill Cuomo on keyboards.

  19. Friso says:

    Very much looking forward to this. DC knows how to treat fans, and the label knows how the package it and price it, which is very decent.
    Really like this album in both UK and US incarnations, and it’s nice to have additional new mixes as well. Whitesnake kept on playing tracks from this album until recently, which I thought was always great.
    Trackorder wise, I was always keen on the original UK order, so having another trackorder is a bit of a bummer. DC also did that with 1987. It just runs better in the original form, I think. But hey, seeing so many mixes and stuff, DC likes to tinker with it, obviously.

    Speaking of tinkering…
    @ Jake:
    Recently there was a documentary on Dutch television, called ‘Adje’, about dutch guitar hero Adrian Vandenberg. In that documentary Adrian tells he was always heartbroken being injured and unable to perform on Slip Of The Tongue, the album he co-wrote with DC (all guitar duties were then fulfilled by Steve Vai). Then in the docu, he paid a visit to DC, and one of the things that was revealed was, on camera, that DC invited Adje to re-do all the guitar parts for that album for an upcoming anniversary release. Adrian was clearly moved by that offer, which he didn’t expect. He was very pleased. and said that he now can show how the songs should be, and set the record straight ( ;-) ).
    I’m actually hoping he will play to the original multitracks, instead of a whole new recording of everything. Fingers crossed, but there will be something in any case in the near future. Probably this year still, being it the 30th anniversary of Slip Of The Tongue.

    • Jake says:

      Thanks for the heads-up on that, Friso. The chance to hear Adrian’s take on those song would make it an even more interesting box set. I remember feeling bad for him at the time given how he was sidelined from recording. Vai and Vandenberg come from different places musically so I imagine Adrian’s take would be an interesting contrast to Vai’s.

  20. Jake says:

    I was all in with the Ultimate Edition the moment I read about it last week.

    The only thing that baffles me a bit is the inclusion of a 1990 version of Slide It In and what I’m assuming is a 1987 version of Love Ain’t No Stranger if “Live… In The Still of the Night” is a clue. Not a huge deal, just wonder why you’d pull from other eras with players (except for DC) who had nothing to do with creating the music that is the focus of the box set.

    While not my favorite album, I do hope we get a similar box for Slip of the Tongue at some point.

  21. Paul Taylor says:

    The back story to this album made me lose a lot of respect for Coverdale. His treatment and firing of Moody was terrible. I hope things worked out as he had hoped!

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slide_It_In

  22. Daniel Pitterman says:

    Let me start off with the positive: this is absolutely amazing and I can’t wait. I love this album to death and am particularly excited about the “last Jon Lord “ stuff even though by this time he wasn’t doing much for the bands sound. I guess it’s not really a negative but I’m just wondering why he (DC) is not presenting the US version in its original sequence as released on Geffen in , I thought, 1984. Anyway, no matter… this is fantastic!

    • Yeoman says:

      I have a 1984 radio interview with Jon where he complained that he “spent 8 solid days” on recording the keyboards saying what you can hear was “8 minutes”. Being a good team player, he added that it was a good commercial mix though.

  23. karl says:

    Excellent rocknroll record and preordered to Canada. Not bad price hopefully a drop in the future. Thanks Paul….

  24. Wilfred says:

    Brilliant album, need to add this to my list.

  25. DPman says:

    Way to go! DC knows how to please fans.
    Looking forward to get this interesting box set.

  26. Colin Harper says:

    The inclusion of ‘Coughing and Spluttering’ on Disc 6 reveals the point to which a deluxe box set has gone too far…

  27. Ian B says:

    Subject to what the UK pricing will be, a very comprehensive SDE. A great line up of the band at that point in its evolution.

  28. Regan Judson says:

    This looks pretty cool! I would have loved what they did for the ’87 Super Deluxe and had one version of each song in full form as it progressed from initial vocal demo idea to finished band product. A very neat way to hear the evolution of the songs.

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