Dame David and the boys celebrate anniversary with new live release showing historic Jon Lord performance.

To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of WHITESNAKE’s multi-platinum ‘Slide It In’ album, Frontiers Music will release “Live In ‘84 – Back To The Bone”, a complete celebration of the group’s mid 1980s line-up.

Set for release in the EU on November 7th, in the UK on November 10th and in North America on November 11th, the album will be available in DVD and a Deluxe CD/DVD edition.

Culled from audio and video recordings and unheard demos from the private collection of WHITESNAKE leader and vocalist, David Coverdale, the release offers an ultra-rare collection of material, performed by the band’s acclaimed 83-84 line-ups. Featured on the record and driven by the awesome Cozy Powell on drums (ex-Jeff Beck Group, Rainbow, MSG and later on Gary Moore and Black Sabbath, among others); unique guitarist John Sykes, whom Coverdale credits with inspiring a whole generation of six stringers after his breathtaking work on the WHITESNAKE ’87’ album and bassist exceptionnnel, Neil Murray.

There is also an extraordinary emotional bonus content featuring legendary keyboardist Jon Lord performing his last show ever with WHITESNAKE on video and also the bonus CD.

“It’s still hard for me to find the words when remembering that half the incredible band who originally recorded the “Slide It In” album with me have passed away,” says Coverdale. “It’s incredibly difficult to articulate: Cozy Powell, Mel Galley, Jon Lord – all amazing people and amazing musicians. Their memories live on in our hearts and in the music they made. I miss them beyond words. Wait until you see and hear them playing as only they can and add in the fiery guitar assault of the incredibly gifted John Sykes, plus the relentless melodic bass pounding of Neil Murray.”

Coverdale and co-producer Michael McIntyre launched a worldwide search for the best quality video footage and audio tracks from the 1984 tour. Among the gems found was a set from: ‘Super-Rock’, recorded at the first Japanese rock festival at Seibu Stadium in Tokyo and an invaluable video of Jon Lord’s final appearance with WHITESNAKE recorded live in Sweden. “All of the features on this package have been treated lovingly and respectfully, with no expense spared, utilizing technology to improve sound and picture quality,” says Coverdale, who personally oversaw all elements of this release.

Track Listing

 

DVD: Super Rock

Gambler – Guilty of Love – Love Ain’t No Stranger – Ready an’ Willing – Slow an’ Easy – Crying in the Rain – Guitar Solo – Soldier of Fortune – Drum Solo – Ain’t No Love in the Heart of the City – Don’t Break My Heart Again.

Bonus Tracks
Jon Lord’s Final Performance with Whitesnake – Medley: Gambler – Guilty of Love – Love Ain’t No Stranger – Ready an’ Willing.

DVD Bonus Gallery
“Slide It In Slide Show” with rare unseen photos – “The Music Bed” contains snippets of private demos from David’s personal archives.

CD (only available in the combo edition) Snakeskin Boots – Best Of Bootlegs:Gambler – Guilty Of Love – Love Ain’t No Stranger – Slow An’ Easy – Walking In The Shadow Of The Blues – Ready An’ Willing – Guitar Solo – Crying In The Rain – Soldier Of Fortune.

Super Rock 84
Love Ain’t No Stranger – Ready An’ Willing – Slow An’ Easy

EP Audio Track
Jon Lord’s Final Performance with Whitesnake – Medley: Gambler – Guilty of Love – Love Ain’t No Stranger – Ready an’ Willing.