STEVE VAI CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF WHITESNAKE'S SLIP OF THE TONGUE - "THIS WAS A SPECIAL RECORD AND TIME FOR ME"
|Posted on August 22, 2019 at 9:45 PM|
Guitar legend Steve Vai has posted the following message to the fans:
"November 18th, 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the release of Whitesnake’s Slip of the Tongue CD, and to commemorate this, Rhino Records is releasing this 30th anniversary remaster package on October 4th.
This was a special record and time for me. My co-creating with Whitesnake / David Coverdale came at the perfect time and allowed me to live one of the dreams I always desired; to tour the world with a group of fantastic guys, with the world's greatest rock singer at the helm (David Coverdale who is still going strong) and play guitar for thousands of people a night. It was sublime. I have a deep appreciation for Rudy Sarzo, Adrian Vandenberg, Tommy Aldridge, and David Coverdale. They were not only my friends but my teachers as well. I didn’t discover this until much later, though. We all came together with many other great talented people to make this epic record and tour.
A big time congratulations to all the Snakes.
A little guitar trivia: this is the first recording I made with the first prototype 7-string Universe guitar I was working on with Ibanez at that time. I used this guitar on virtually this whole record. It offers quite a nice low end dimension that was unique at the time.
I would also like to give a shout out to the late and very great Howard Kaufman. Howard was Whitesnake's manager and managed some of the biggest acts of the '80s. He was supreme and so very deeply loved by his clients and the entire music community. He’s one of those guys that if you were to ask about him to anybody that knew or worked with him, you would first see them light up, smile, and gush fond rememberings of his warm and positive energy.
Congrats to you too, Howard, on this 30th anniversary of Slip."
Whitesnake's Slip Of The Tongue album, originally released in November 1989, will be re-released as a 30th Anniversary Edition on October 4th as a 6 CD / DVD collection via Rhino.
The package includes a newly remastered version of the album, plus unreleased studio recordings, audio and video of the band's performance aMonsters Of Rock 1990, and a new interview with Whietsnake founder / frontman David Coverdale. It comes in a 60-page hardbound book filled with rare memorabilia from the era. For a limited time, Rhino will offer the Super Deluxe edition paired with a lithograph signed by Coverdale.