Continuing a series of compilations that kicked off earlier this year, Whitesnake will release a new collection, Love Songs, through Rhino on November 6.
Love Songs is the middle act in the British rock group’s “Red, White and Blues” trilogy that kicked off with The Rock Album back in June. (The closer, The Blues Album, will hit stores next year.) Like that collection, Love Songs is centered on a theme – romance, as you could guess from the title – and like The Rock Album, every track on here has been “revisited, remixed and remastered.” The lead single is a new mix of “Is This Love,” the Top 10 hit from 1987’s international breakthrough Whitesnake, which you can hear below.
That self-titled album, which Rhino boxed up in a super deluxe set in 2017, is the chronological starting point for the set, with the album’s 15 tracks spanning from then to 2011’s Forevermore. There are also three tracks from frontman David Coverdale’s solo album Into The Light (2000) – plus, for the first time anywhere, three previously unreleased tracks from the sessions to that release.
“As most of you know, pretty much all the songs I write are love songs in some way, shape or form,” Coverdale said in a statement. “These are some of my favorites. Not all are ballads. Some are out and out rockers with powerful romantic themes…and of course…include heavy breathing in all of them!!”
Love Songs will be available on CD and 2LP, 180-gram red vinyl on November 6. Get your copy below and check out the track list.
Love Songs (Rhino, 2020)
- Love Will Set You Free
- The Deeper The Love
- All I Want, All I Need
- Too Many Tears
- Can’t Go On
- Is This Love
- With All Of My Heart
- Summer Rain
- Your Precious Love
- Now You’re Gone
- Don’t You Cry
- Midnight Blue
- Easier Said Than Done
- Yours For The Asking
- Let’s Talk It Over
Tracks 1 and 13 from Forevermore (Frontiers, 2011)
Tracks 2 and 10 from Slip of The Tongue (EMI, 1989)
Tracks 3 and 8 from Good To Be Bad (SPV/Steamhammer, 2008)
Tracks 4 and 11-12 from David Coverdale album Into The Light (EMI, 2000)
Tracks 5 and 9 from Restless Heart (EMI, 1997)
Track 6 from Whitesnake (EMI, 1987)
Tracks 7 and 14-15 previously unreleased – from Into The Light sessions