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Whitesnake unzips its acoustic archives for expansive box set due in October

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RhinoEarlier this year, Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale told ABC Radio that the band planned to release Unzipped, a compilation of “acoustic journeys through the years.” Now full details of the project have been unveiled.

Unzipped will arrive on October 19 and will be available in multiple configuration, including a Super Deluxe Edition containing five CDs and a DVD, single and double-CD versions, and a two-LP vinyl set.

Unzipped features a bevy of rare and unreleased unplugged live and studio performances and demos from the last 20 years or so. The Super Deluxe Edition’s first CD includes unreleased versions of songs from two recent Whitesnake albums — 2008’s Good to Be Bad and 2011’s Forevermore — plus a tune from David’s 2000 solo effort, Into the Light, and the previously unreleased track “All the Time in the World.”

The second CD, titled Starkers in Tokyo, is a live album featuring Coverdale performing as a duo with then-Whitesnake guitarist Adrian Vandenberg in Japan in 1997. The album has not previously been available in North America.

The third and fourth CD features more “Starkers” performances, with Coverdale teaming with Vandenberg and with Doug Aldrich in various European cities and in New York. The recordings span from 1997 through 2012. The fifth disc, titled Up Close & Personal, features various acoustic demos and alternative versions.

The Super Deluxe Edition’s DVD showcases video footage from various “Starkers” performances spanning from 1997 through 2015, including the full Tokyo show with Vandenberg and an eight-song set with Aldrich in New York City in 2008.

Bonus features include an interview with Coverdale and Vandenberg, bootleg videos, the “Love Is Blind” music video and a slideshow.

Here’s the full Unzipped: Super Deluxe Edition track list:

Disc One: Unzipped…In the Studio: The Love Songs
“Love Is Blind”
“One of These Days”*
“All the Time in the World”*
“Wherever You May Go”
“Easier Said than Done”*
“Fare Thee Well”*
“Summer Rain”
“Forevermore”
“‘Till the End of Time”
Bonus Tracks
“Wherever You May Go” (Instrumental, Strings Only)*
“Love Is Blind” (Instrumental, Strings Only)*

Disc Two: Starkers in Tokyo
“Sailing Ships”
“Too Many Tears”
“The Deeper the Love”
“Love Ain’t No Stranger”
“Can’t Go On”
“Give Me All Your Love”
“Don’t Fade Away”
“Is This Love”
“Here I Go Again”
“Soldier of Fortune”
Bonus Tracks
“Only My Soul” (Acapella)*
“Fool for Your Loving” (Excerpt)*

Disc Three: Snakeskin Boots — Starkers in Europe
Starkers in Warsaw (Poland, 4/18/1997)
Intro
“Sailing Ships”
“Too Many Tears”
“Here I Go Again”

Starkers in Stockholm (Sweden, 12/2/2006)
Intro
“Give Me All Your Love”
“Ain’t Gonna Cry No More”
“Only My Soul” (Acapella)
“All I Want Is You”
“Dog”
“Here I Go Again”

Starkers in Cologne (Germany, 11/24/2006)
Intro
“Give Me All Your Love”
“Ain’t Gonna Cry No More”
“All I Want Is You”
“Slow & Easy”
“Dog”

Starkers in Paris (France, 11/30/2006)
“Give Me All Your Love”
“Ain’t Gonna Cry No More”
“Northwinds” (Acapella)
“All I Want Is You”
“Dog”
“Blindman” (Acapella)
“Here I Go Again”

Disc Four: More Starkers
Promo Tour Rehearsals (2005)
“If You Want Me”*
“Give Me All Your Love”*
“Slow & Easy”*
“All I Want Is You”*
“Judgement Day”*
“Ain’t Gonna Cry No More”*
“Dog”*

Starkers in New York (New York City, 4/10/2008)
“Give Me All of Your Love”
“Can You Hear the Wind Blow”
“All I Want All I Need”
“Lay Down Your Love”
“Fool for Your Loving”
“The Deeper the Love”
“Ain’t No Love in the Heart of the City”
“Here I Go Again”

“WSTV Jams” Excerpts (2012)
“Easier Said Than Done”
“Fare Thee Well”
“Love Will Set You Free”
“Mistreated”
“Slide It In”
“‘Till the End of Time
“Shake My Tree”

“Made in Japan” Soundcheck Versions (2011)
“Good to Be Bad”
“Tell Me How”

Disc Five: Up Close & Personal
“Wherever You May Go” (Demo Version)*
“Surrender”*
“Ain’t No Doubt About My Girl”*
“Scat Man Blues”*
“Love’s a Crazy Game”*
“I Will Love You”*
“Oh Baby You’re the One”*
“So Long” (Acapella)*
“So Long”*
“It Would Be Nice”*
“Slide Thingy Blues”*
“Down to the River”*
“Feel Your Love Grow Stronger”*
“Blues Jam Riff”*
“Fun Lick Blues”*
“Don’t Wanna Change the World”*
“It’s So Hard”*
“River Song” (Early Version)*
“Let’s Have a Drink Before I Go”*
“Can You Ever Forgive Me”*
“So Much to Live For”*
“Another Lick While the Missus Is Busy in the Kitchen”*
“Just the Two of Us (Together You and I)”*
“Oh S___ Blues” (featuring Jessica)*
“Seasons”*

DVD
Starkers in Tokyo (1997)
“Sailing Ships”
“Too Many Tears”
“The Deeper the Love”
“Can’t Go On”
“Is This Love”
“Give Me All Your Love”
“Here I Go Again”
“Soldier of Fortune”
“Love Ain’t No Stranger”
“Don’t Fade Away”
“Only My Soul” (Acapella)*
“Fool for Your Loving” (Excerpt)*

Starkers in New York (2008)
“Give Me All of Your Love”
“Can You Hear the Wind Blow”
“All I Want All I Need”
“Lay Down Your Love”
“Fool for Your Loving”
“The Deeper the Love”
“Ain’t No Love in the Heart of the City”
“Here I Go Again”

Starkers in Warsaw (1997)
Intro
“Sailing Ships”
“Too Many Tears”
“Here I Go Again”

Starkers in Stockholm (2006)
Intro
“Give Me All Your Love
“Ain’t Gonna Cry No More”
“Only My Soul” (Acapella)
“All I Want Is You”
“Dog”
“Here I Go Again”

Starkers in Cologne (2006)
“Give Me All Your Love”
“Ain’t Gonna Cry No More”
“All I Want Is You”
“Dog”

Starkers in Sofia (Bulgaria, 11/24/2015)
“Soldier of Fortune”
Starkers in Paris 2 (France, 6/4/2009)
“Blindman”

Starkers in Wolverhampton (England, 6/16/2011)
“Fare Thee Well”
Starkers in Glasgow (Scotland, 6/15/2011)*
“One of These Days”

Bonus Features
–One-on-One with David Coverdale and Adrian Vandenberg discussing “Starkers”
–Poor Albert’s Last: Photographic Slideshow (featuring audio from “Sailing Ships”)
–Purplesnake’s “Forevermore” Video
–“Love Is Blind” Music Video

* = previously unreleased

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