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.
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.
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.
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.