Whitesnake - Trouble

Limited Black Vinyl LP Record Reissue, Remastered Audio

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Trouble is the debut studio album by British hard rock band Whitesnake, originally released in October 1978 via EMI Records.

Formed in 1978 by lead vocalist David Coverdale, after his departure from Deep PurpleWhitesnake began as a blues rock band in the vein of Deep Purple, before moving to a more accessible rock style. By the 1980s the band's luck changed and they released a string of UK top 10 albums, Ready an' Willing (1980), Come an' Get It (1981), Saints & Sinners (1982) and Slide It In (1984), the last of which was their first to chart in the US and wascertified 2x Platinum. Following a split in 1989, and a reunion in 1994, Whitesnake officially reformed in 2002 and have been touring together since, releasing three studio albums, Good to Be Bad (2008), Forevermore (2011) and The Purple Album (2015). 

The core line-up of Whitesnake had been working as David Coverdale's backing band The White Snake Band and they toured with Coverdale as his support band and for both of the solo albums he released, White Snake (1977) and Northwinds (1978), between exiting Deep Purple and founding Whitesnake. At this time, the band was made up of David Coverdale, Bernie Marsden, Micky Moody, Neil Murray and drummer David "Duck" Dowle with keyboardist Brian Johnston. Johnston would soon be replaced by Procol Harum organ player and keyboardist Pete Solley. Because of Solley's producing commitments he was replaced by the former Deep Purple keyboard player Jon Lord, during sessions for the first LP.

Their debut album contains straightforward blues rock and sets the mood that their following more successful albums build on; LovehunterCome an' Get It and after a break, Saints & Sinners.

Trouble was recorded at Central Recorders Studio in London during the summer of 1978 and was recorded and mixed in ten days, during which Coverdale had his first child, and cites this as one of the reasons the album recieved it's name.

Take Me With You is the first track, a fast paced very heavy song with typical Coverdale lyrics then Love to Keep You Warm, remembered as a Whitesnake classic, largely due to its seductive deliberate strut.  Following this is Lie Down, a live favourite with a catchy tongue in cheek chorus and the heavy Don't Mess With Me following later.

Trouble peaked at  #50 on the UK Album Charts, and Whitesnake toured Europe to promote the album, their first live album Live at Hammersmith recorded during this time.  They increased their fan base, acting as an opening act for established bands such as Jethro Tull and AC/DC. This extra recognition helped with the later release  Live...In the Heart of the City, which went on to achieve a #5 ranking in the UK album charts, showing how from Trouble's moderatly slow start, Whitesnake have become one of the most storied bands in Modern Rock-n-Roll.

The album was produced by Martin Birch and the following personnel were involved in the making of this Whitesnake album:

  • David Coverdale – lead  vocals
  • Micky Moody – guitar, vocals
  • Bernie Marsden – guitar, vocals
  • Neil Murray – bass
  • Jon Lord – keyboards
  • Dave Dowle – drums

Check out a couple tracks from the album.  Take Me With YouLie Down, Don't Mess With Me, and Love To Keep You Warm.

This LP record is on black vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve featuring remastered audio, pressed in Europe and reissued in June 2014 via Parlophone Records.

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Tracklisting:

 

 

Track

Time

A1

Take Me With You

4:45

A2

Love To Keep You Warm

3:40

A3

Lie Down (A Modern Love Song)

3:10

A4

Day Tripper

3:45

A5

Nighthawk (Vampire Blues)

3:30

B1

The Time Is Right For Love

3:22

B2

Trouble

4:47

B3

Belgian Tom's Hat Trick

3:23

B4

Free Flight

4:03

B5

Don't Mess With Me

3:14

SKU 825646339440
Record Label Parlophone Records
Label / Model # Warner
Catalogue Number UAGR 30305
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 09 June 2014
Original Release Date (Year) 01 October 1978
Barcode # 825646339440
Shipping Weight 0.3600kg
Shipping Width 0.008m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000789000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, Black Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Reissue, Remastered Audio
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Hard Rock
Genre Rock
Genre Blues Rock
Format VINYL LP

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