WHITESNAKE ( Hard rock / Heavy Metal , Gt britain ) Vinyl Discography

This section lists the complete vinyl LP record discography of the Hard Rock Band: Whitesnake.

Detailed information incl collector's information, production information, and photos of the album covers can be viewed by selecting the records below individually.

 

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WHITESNAKE Band Information:

Whitesnake is a British hard rock band formed in 1978 by the former Deep Purple vocalist David Coverdale. After leaving Deep Purple, Coverdale formed a backing band to promote his solo albums. This band eventually became Whitesnake. The band's music is characterized by bluesy, heavy rock riffs and Coverdale's powerful vocals. Over the years, Whitesnake has undergone numerous lineup changes, with Coverdale being the only constant member. Despite these changes, the band has remained a popular fixture in the hard rock scene, with a loyal fan base and numerous hit songs.

Whitesnake's early years saw the band experimenting with a sound that combined heavy rock with blues and funk influences. The band's debut album, "Trouble," was released in 1978 and showcased Coverdale's powerful vocals and the band's bluesy guitar riffs. The album received critical acclaim, but it was the band's follow-up album, "Lovehunter," that really put them on the map. Released in 1979, the album featured the hit song "Walking in the Shadow of the Blues," which became a fan favorite and remains a staple of the band's live shows.

The 1980s saw Whitesnake's popularity skyrocket, with the release of the albums "Ready an' Willing," "Come an' Get It," and "Saints & Sinners." These albums featured some of the band's most beloved songs, including "Fool for Your Loving," "Here I Go Again," and "Still of the Night." These songs showcased the band's talent for crafting catchy, hard-hitting rock anthems with memorable guitar solos and soaring vocals.

Whitesnake's success in the 1980s was due in part to the band's collaborations with other popular musicians of the era. In 1987, the band released their self-titled album, which featured the hit songs "Is This Love" and "Here I Go Again." The album was a massive commercial success, and its success was in part due to the inclusion of guitar virtuoso Steve Vai, who played on several tracks. This album remains one of Whitesnake's most popular releases and is often cited as a classic of the hard rock genre.

Despite the band's commercial success, Whitesnake has faced numerous challenges over the years. The band's lineup has undergone numerous changes, with Coverdale being the only consistent member. Additionally, the band has faced criticism for their perceived lack of originality and reliance on formulaic hard rock clich├ęs. Despite these challenges, Whitesnake has remained a popular fixture in the hard rock scene, with a loyal fan base and numerous hit songs.

In recent years, Whitesnake has continued to tour and record new music. The band's 2019 album, "Flesh & Blood," received positive reviews and showcased the band's continued ability to craft catchy, hard-hitting rock anthems. The album featured the hit song "Shut Up & Kiss Me," which became a fan favorite and showcased the band's continued relevance in the modern hard rock scene.

Whitesnake's enduring popularity can be attributed to the band's ability to craft memorable, anthemic hard rock songs with powerful vocals and soaring guitar solos. The band's music has been embraced by fans around the world, and their influence can be heard in the work of countless hard rock and heavy metal bands. While the band has faced its share of challenges over the years, their music continues to resonate with fans and serve as a testament to the enduring power of hard rock music. 

Whitesnake: 40 Years of Heavy Bluesy Rock Anthems, Guitar Solos, and Powerhouse Vocals in a Discography of 13 Albums

DAVID COVERDALE - WhiteSnake 12" Vinyl LP
DAVID COVERDALE - WhiteSnake album front cover vinyl record

David Coverdale's 1977 solo album, "WhiteSnake," marked the genesis of his iconic band and left an indelible mark on rock history. Produced by Roger Glover, its meticulous creation at Kingsway Recorders, London,

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WHITESNAKE - Come and Get it (Dutch & French Releases)
WHITESNAKE - Come and Get it (Dutch & French Releases)  album front cover vinyl record

Whitesnake's "Come an' Get It" album is a testament to the band's prowess in delivering hard-hitting rock and blues-infused music. Released in 1981, the album showcases the songwriting and vocal talents of David Coverdale,

- Come An' Get It (1981, France) - Come and Get it (1981, Holland)
WHITESNAKE - Is This Love 12" Vinyl Maxi-Single
WHITESNAKE - Is This Love album front cover vinyl record

The 1987 Whitesnake "Is This Love" 12" Maxi-Single Vinyl showcases the band's iconic power ballad. Produced by Mike Stone and Keith Olson, the single highlights Whitesnake's ability to blend heartfelt lyrics and melodic hooks

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WHITESNAKE - Live in Heart of the City (European Releases)
WHITESNAKE - Live in Heart of the City (European Releases) album front cover vinyl record

The 1980 UK release of Whitesnake's "Live in the Heart of the City" album is a powerhouse live recording. Captured in the heart of the city, the band's energetic performances shine through each track.

- Live in Heart of the City (1980, France) -Live in the Heart of the City 2LP (1980, Holland) - Live in the Heart of the City (1980, UK)
WHITESNAKE - Lovehunter 12" Vinyl LP
WHITESNAKE - Lovehunter album front cover vinyl record

Lovehunter's lurid cover art featuring a naked white female straddling a large snake was created by famed fantasy artist Chris Achilleos. Reportedly the controversial cover proved troublesome for Achilleos

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WHITESNAKE - Ready and Willing (EU & German Releases) 12" Vinyl LP
WHITESNAKE - Ready and Willing (EU & German Releases)  album front cover vinyl record

"Ready an' Willing" was Whitesnake's 1980 album and it was the band's first to chart outside of the U.K. reaching #32 in Norway and #90 in the U.S. It featured two of the band's UK single-hits from that year: "Fool for Your Loving"

- Ready and Willing (EU Release) - Ready and Willing (Germany)
WHITESNAKE - Saints and Sinners 12" Vinyl LP
WHITESNAKE - Saints and Sinners album front cover vinyl record

The 1982 "Saints and Sinners" 12" LP showcases the band's signature blend of hard rock and blues-infused melodies. With tracks like "Young Blood," "Here I Go Again," and "Crying in the Rain,"

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WHITESNAKE - Self-Titled Picture Disc 12" Vinyl LP
WHITESNAKE - Self-Titled Picture Disc album front cover vinyl record

The 1987 Whitesnake self-titled 12" vinyl (PD) picture disc is an iconic release in the world of rock music. This album marked a significant turning point in the band's career, as it catapulted them to international stardom

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WHITESNAKE - Self-titled (1987 Multiple International Releases)
WHITESNAKE - Self-titled (1987 Multiple International Releases) 
 album front cover vinyl record

This 1987 vinyl record by Whitesnake is a hard rock classic. Featuring iconic tracks like "Here I Go Again" and "Is This Love," it's a signature piece for fans of the era's glam metal sound.

- Self-titled (1987, Bulgaria) - Self-titled (1987, Canada) - Self-Titled (1987, Germany) - Self-titled (1987, USA)
WHITESNAKE - Trouble 12" Vinyl LP
WHITESNAKE - Trouble  album front cover vinyl record

Trouble is the first studio album from British rock band Whitesnake, led by former Deep Purple vocalist David Coverdale. This album also features Coverdale's former bandmate Jon Lord from Deep Purple for the first time.

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