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Greatest Hits
Greatest Hits
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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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 ...  more »


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All Artists: Whitesnake
Title: Greatest Hits
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 1
Label: Geffen Records
Original Release Date: 7/19/1994
Release Date: 7/19/1994
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Glam, Arena Rock, Pop Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 720642462027

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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The first and the only real compilation of Whitesnake
Som3on3 | Cyprus | 04/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"1994 Whitesnake's Greatest hits was their 1st full length compilation with many GREAT HITS!

The first 3 songs is the most known hits of Whitesnake from their selftitled album the year 1987, "Whitesnake"
By the way, these 3 songs aren't necessary their best songs
No.4 Love ain't no stranger, for me is the best song from slide it in. Looking for love (No.5), this song originally wasn't included in any Whitesnake album, on one later version of the "Whitesnake" release with the name "1987" you can find this song and also "You're gonna break my heart again". Next comes "Now You're Gone" one of the best songs from "Slip of the Tongue" but finally hasn't achieved the success that everyone was waiting for.
The next 2 tracks are maybe their first hits " Slide it in" and "Slow an' easy", they are 2 extremely different kind of songs but and the 2 of them have their own way to keep the listener near to them.
At No.9 "Judgement day", has maybe one of the best intro that I've ever heard. A meaningful song that you'll love it.
"You're gonna break my heart again", comes next, as I already said this song originally wasn't included in any Whitesnake album, you can find it in "1987" release, one of the best songs of Whitesnake that never cames into light since this release.
After we have "The Deeper the Love" the biggest hit from "Slip of the tongue", the only song that was near to catch at least a little peace of the huge success that Whitesnake had with previous hits like..."Still of the night", "Here I go again" and "Is this Love". I think the problem was the new member of whitesnake that was a very known personality and I'm talking about Steve Vai. I'm not in the position to judge anyone but with him in a big part of the whole Whitesnake, Whitesnake changed their style.
That's why after their huge success in 1987 their comeback wasn't strong enough to catch the success of their last LP. By the way "Slip of the tongue" is a very good album and I recommend it to everyone.
Track 12, "Crying in the rain", I love its solo after third minute. one of their best solo's if it isn't their best.
Song 13, "Fool for Your Loving", One of my favorites, I have to say that when I buyed that LP I wasn't like that song very much since I went to a party of a friend of mine, this song was on the playlist of the party and with the volume to the maximum I listen to it step by step and I realised that was a very good song, from the whole song I love the closing moment, it reminds me something from a chinese song.
And finally no.14, "sweet lady luck", the new track, not something special but it's a good one."
Off kilter collection
Paul Lawrence | Australia | 01/02/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This disc kicks off with Still of the Night - a towering masterpiece that every hard rock fan should be familiar with. Some gruops never have a song anywhere near this good in careers as equally long as Whitesnake. The real issues with this release start once this opening statement of intent fades away.

The issue with this album is the gutlessness of it all. From the insipid pandering liner notes waffling on about 'hard rock romantics' to the cover again featuring a familiar motif in it's design this whole album is a wimpout.

Take for example Here I Go Again, a wonderful tune, but hter they've put on some soft radio edit version. This is a travesty, was the record company afraid that all of Coverdales fans were now too old to handle the proper version?

And so the album continues with ballad after ballad - Is This Love, Now Your Gone and The Deeper the Love - only the first named being worthy of being on a 'Greatest Hits' album to start with. Love Aint No Stranger is a welcome addition however and is at least a cursory nod to pre '1987' material. Elsewhere we're treated - if the word can be used - to Judgement Day and a raft of 'previously unavailable on LP' ballad style songs.

Of course any time a band puts out a best of fans will queue up to moan about which was and wasn't included. But seriously the track listing here is so much a product of a jaded, cynical marketing exercise that it's not really a good representation of the band that produced a raft of good albums over the years. Seriously, no Slip of the Tongue, no Bad Boys or even a Children of the Night for a bit of a rockier and less predictable choice. Or what about Kittens Got Claws for some tongue in cheek Vai era fun. Or Ready & Willing form an earlier incarnation of the white megabeast?

Don't fall for this cash in. And newcomers should get an established fan to show them the way, not buy this. If you can't do that then get 1987 and then Ready & Willing if you want the earlier and more sedate blues version of this band. Or Slip of the Tongue for a paler version of 1987."
Slide it in
Gregory Butch | Bay City, Michigan | 01/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD rock's, I head bang all the way to work listening to David Coverdale."