Whitesnake Signs New Catalog Deal; Future Releases Detailed Including 30th Anniversary Edition Of '1987'
After a quiet couple of years, Whitesnake's David Coverdale is "feeling like a fireman surrounded by little wildfires, just really, really busy" with upcoming releases both new and archival thanks to a new deal with the Warner Music Group Worldwide and Rhino Entertainment, reports Billboard.
First up in the deal - which puts a large chunk of Whitesnake's catalog under one roof for the first time ever - is 30th anniversary editions of 1987's eight-times-platinum Whitesnake album on October 6th, with different configurations featuring unreleased studio, live and video material. Record Store Black Friday on November 24th will see a home video as well as a coffee table book chronicling The Purple Album cycle from 2015, while the new year will bring a new Whitesnake studio album and world tour.
"The next three to five years is spoken for with some really exciting projects," Coverdale tells Billboard. He's also pleased to be back with what he calls "corporate music" after a decade with independents - and particularly back with Warner, where he began his recording career with Deep Purple during the mid-70s and where Whitesnake made its most successful albums for Geffen Records.
Read the full report at Billboard.com
A message from Whitesnake: “We are extremely pleased to announce that a new reissue of 1987 will be released on October 6th on CD, vinyl, download and a 4CD/DVD collection which includes unreleased live and studio recordings, videos and a new documentary about the making of 1987.”
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