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Greatest Hits Best of


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  • Audio CD (June 21 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Best of
  • Label: Universal Music Group
  • ASIN: B000000OTL
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #9,944 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Still Of The Night
2. Here I Go Again
3. Is This Love
4. Love Ain't No Stranger
5. Looking For Love
6. Now You're Gone
7. Slide It In
8. Slow An' Easy
9. Judgement Day
10. You're Gonna Break My Heart Again
11. The Deeper The Love
12. Crying In The Rain
13. Fool For Your Loving
14. Sweet Lady Luck

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Whitesnake were lumped into the "hair metal" explosion of the 1980s, but they were a classier, more classic rock band than most of their peers. So the songs that populate this hits collection hold up better than the work of many of that era's MTV-boosted groups. Vocalist David Coverdale took flack for sounding like Robert Plant, but his booming, confident voice is more temperate than the Zep frontman's caterwaul. From roaring epics such as "Still of the Night" and "Here I Go Again" to the blatant, sexy "Slide It In" to the memorable power ballad "Love Ain't No Stranger," the expected hits from the band's commercial heyday are included in this comprehensive CD, which skips over Whitesnake's several hitless discs of the '70s. Three decent unreleased songs fill out this 14-cut collection, which, much like the band itself, is solid and timeless. --Katherine Turman

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By Mike on March 3 2004
Format: Audio CD
This came out in 1994 and only includes three of their albums, plus several unreleased songs or unreleased versions. Most of their songs are influenced by Led Zeppelin, but are not rip-offs, so they are still worth listening to. Here's how the songs stack up.
Still of The Night 10/10- Probably the hardest rocking song that you can still listen to without getting a headache, always have to air guitar when this song comes on. Sounds great and is definitely influenced by Zeppelin, but takes their metal to a whole new level. Great song to start out with.
Here I Go Again 3/10, 10/10- The frist rating is for the versio of the song they inluded on the disc. Completely awful radio version. Take away the vocals and it sounds like elevator music. The second grade is for the real version of the song which along with Guns N Roses made hair metal the most popular music, at least until Nirvana.
Is This Love 3/10- Their second most popular song is a ballad that is slow and suprisingly awful.
Love Ain't No Stranger 10/10- Finally a good song with a nice guitar riff.
Looking For Love 4/10- Unreleased in America, only on their European equivilant of Whitesnake called 1987. Verrrry slow with no guitar until the middle. Picks up at the end, but is not enough to save it.
Now You're Gone 9/10- Nice power ballad and one of Coverdale's few songs that does not have a Zeppelin influence.
Slide It In 6/10- Popular songs off of the album of the same name. Reminds me of the song "Houses of the Holy" off of Physical Graffiti.
Slow An' Easy 4/10- Should be called "Slow an' Sucky." Nothing good here. Thank goodness for the skip function on CD players.
Judgement Day 10/10- More Zeppelin influence sounds great with the guitar.
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Format: Audio CD
At the age of 21, David Coverdale was chosen to be Ian Gillan's replacement in the legendary Deep Purple. But what would Coverdale do now that Gillan wanted to come back? Let him back and go start a new band. This is Whitesnake, the band that has probably brought Coverdale the most fame of his career. How does the band's official Greatest Hits album measure up? Read on and I will tell you.
PROS:
Want Whitesnake's biggest hits? Is This Love, Still Of The Night, and Slide It In are all here for your listening pleasure. Plus, you get several tracks previously unavailable on LP (or any format for that matter.) Among these is the ultra-rare radio remix of Here I Go Again (For those of you who live in or around Las Vegas, Nevada, this is the version of the song that is played on Star 102.7, but this disc version is extended.) And, of course, the other tracks are all great too.
CONS:
Whitesnake has MANY albums, and this compilation only takes songs from a few of them! Likewise, because that alternative version of Here I Go Again is on here, the original is missing in action! However, these flaws really only anger die-hard fans of the band, which I am not one of.
OVERALL:
If you get only one Whitesnake hits compilation, make it this one. It's more affordable than the Here I Go Again two-disc compilation, and has more tracks than the twentieth century masters one. If you buy this compilation and are still desperate for the original version of Here I Go Again, just buy a rock compilation that has it (Monsters Of Rock has it), or the band's self-titled 1987 album. Despite its flaws, this compilation is excellent.
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After the dust settled from the fallout of hairbands and hard rockers in the early 90's, many of them punched out greatest hits discs in hopes to snag a few more dollars from a sagging genre. Whitesnake wasn't one of those bands. When Whitesnake released "Greatest Hits" in '94, it was a legitimate catalogue of good songs, unlike other bands who cranked out one or two Top 40 songs and slid in some unreleased versions of other songs they had recorded and called it a greatest hits album.
Whitesnake was David Coverdale and whoever he handpicked to be on each album. That's one of the things that make this band unique. Just listening to the selections on this album, you can hear the different stylings that John Sykes, Mel Galley, Steve Vai, Cozy Powell, Tom Aldridge and others brought to each song. Though Whitesnake had one constant, Coverdale, the rest of the band brought it's own influences and melded together to make some of the best rock songs and ballads of the 80's and early 90's.
Start your listening with "Still of the Night," "Here I Go Again" and "Is This Love." From there, the songs remain solid. "Fool For Your Loving" is a blues rocker that really stands out. Another good song is "Now You're Gone." The heaviest song on this album is "Judgement Day," which will leave you weak in the knees. Although "Is This Love" is probably the biggest commercial ballad for Whitesnake, "The Deeper the Love" stands on its own as a solid love song that fits well on this album.
Many folks blow off bands like Poison, Bon Jovi and Def Leppard as glitzy hairbands, but it's bands like Whitesnake that give this genre some weight. How many other bands can you name that had as much success as Whitesnake using the "new members on every album concept?" I think you'll find that number quite small.
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