Whitesnake releasing ‘Restless Heart’ in US for 25th anniversary

Set makes US debut 25 years after original release

In the wake of Whitesnake’s massive global success, the band’s founder and lead singer, David Coverdale, set out to record his third solo album in 1995. However, the plan was derailed when pressure from his record label forced him to change course and release Restless Heart under the David Coverdale & Whitesnake moniker. Despite the changes, the 1997 album was a Top 40 hit in the UK. Surprisingly, the record was never released in the US. That will change this fall when Rhino introduces several versions of Restless Heart on October 29th for the album’s 25th anniversary.

Restless Heart: Super Deluxe Edition is a 4 CD/DVD collection featuring newly remastered and remixed versions of the original album, along with unreleased demos and studio outtakes. The DVD includes music videos and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album with new interviews from David Coverdale. The set comes with a hardbound book filled with rare and unseen photos from the era.

The super deluxe edition opens with a newly remixed version of the album that’s closer to the sound Coverdale initially intended for his new solo release. It’s followed by a newly remastered version of Restless Heart, including the singles “Too Many Tears” and “Don’t Fade Away,” plus three bonus tracks from the album’s original Japanese release. Featured musicians include Adrian Vandenberg, Denny Carmassi, Guy Pratt and in addition, guitarist Joel Hoekstra and keyboardist Derek Sherinian who bring their exceptional talents to the party.

The following two discs reveal how Restless Heart evolved, starting with early pre-production versions of every album track to later takes of those songs.

The DVD features several music videos (“Too Many Tears” and “Restless Heart) plus the Making of the Album featurette. There is also a video EP featuring the three relevant songs from the 1997 live acoustic album, Starkers In Tokyo, originally only available in Japan.

The 2 CD edition will feature the newly remixed version and newly remastered original album. The 2 LP vinyl edition features the newly remixed album.

4 CD/DVD | 2 CD | 2 LP

CD 1: Restless Heart: 2021 Remix

1. Restless Heart
2. You’re So Fine
3. Can’t Go On
4. Crying
5. Take Me Back Again
6. Anything You Want
7. Too Many Tears
8. All In The Name Of Love
9. Your Precious Love
10. Can’t Stop Now
11. Woman Trouble Blues
12. Stay With Me
13. Oi (Theme For An Imaginary Drum Solo)
14. Don’t Fade Away
15. Can’t Go On (Unzipped)

CD 2: Restless Heart: 2021 Remaster

1. Don’t Fade Away
2. All In The Name Of Love
3. Restless Heart
4. Too Many Tears
5. Crying
6. Stay With Me
7. Can’t Go On
8. You’re So Fine
9. Your Precious Love
10. Take Me Back Again
11. Woman Trouble Blues
12. Anything You Want
13. Can’t Stop Now
14. Too Many Tears ’95 (Live & Drunk in the Studio featuring The Horny B’stards)

CD 3: Dancing on the Titanic (Early Arrangements & Getting Drum Tracks in the Studio)

1. Restless Heart
2. You’re So Fine
3. Can’t Go On
4. Crying
5. Take Me Back Again
6. Anything You Want
7. Too Many Tears
8. All In The Name Of Love
9. Your Precious Love (Soul Version)
10. You Precious Love
11. Can’t Stop Now (Instrumental Version)
12. Woman Trouble Blues
13. Stay With Me
14. Oi (Instrumental)
15. Don’t Fade Away
16. Snakes Down South (Unreleased Demo)

CD 4: Restless Heart: Evolutions

1. Restless Heart
2. You’re So Fine
3. Can’t Go On
4. Crying
5. Take Me Back Again
6. Anything You Want (Red Light Green Light)
7. Too Many Tears
8. All In The Name Of Love
9. Your Precious Love
10. Can’t Stop Now
11. Woman Trouble Blues
12. Stay With Me
13. Oi (Instrumental)
14. Don’t Fade Away

DVD: Restless Heart

1. All In The Name Of Love | Fan Video
2. Anything You Want | Fan Video
3. You’re So Fine | Music Video
4. Restless Heart | Fan Video
5. Too Many Tears | Music Video
6. Don’t Fade Away | Music Video
7. Can’t Go On | Acoustic Slideshow
8. Restless Heart | Lyric Video
9. Too Many Tears
10. Can’t Go On
11. Don’t Fade Away
12. The Making Of Restless Heart

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