Good to Be Bad

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Good to Be Bad
Studio album by Whitesnake
Released 21 April 2008 (Europe)
Recorded 2007
Studio Casa DALA and Clear Lake Audio, Los Angeles, Snakebyte Studios, Lake Tahoe, Nevada
Genre Hard rock, blues rock
Length 59:14
Label SPV/Steamhammer
WEA (Japan)
Producer The Brutal Brothers (David Coverdale, Doug Aldrich, Michael McIntyre)
Whitesnake chronology
Live: In the Shadow of the Blues
(2006)
Good to Be Bad
(2008)
Forevermore
(2011)
Singles from Good to Be Bad
  1. "Lay Down Your Love"
    Released: 2008
  2. "All for Love"
    Released: 2008
  3. "Summer Rain"
    Released: 2008
  4. "Can You Hear the Wind Blow"
    Released: 2008 (promo)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3.5/5 stars[1]
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[3]
IGN (8.1/10)[4]
Metal Storm 8/10 stars[5]
PopMatters 6/10 stars[6]
Record Collector 4/5 stars[7]

Good to Be Bad is the tenth studio album by Whitesnake released in April 2008.

This is the first album of new studio material in a decade, since 1997's Restless Heart, not including the four new tracks recorded for the 2006 live album Live: In the Shadow of the Blues. The album charted at number 8 on the Top Independent albums, number 23 on the Top Canadian albums, number 62 on the Billboard 200 charts,[8] and number 7 on the UK Albums Chart.[9]

Tour[edit]

After the release of the album, a tour began on 23 March 2008 in Wellington, New Zealand. The Australian concerts were followed by concerts in South America, Europe, Japan and North America. The tour went to forty countries. It ended on 14 June 2009 at Download Festival in Donington Park, UK. Seven songs from the new album were performed. Former Whitesnake band member Adrian Vandenberg guested on two concerts.

Awards[edit]

In November 2008, Good to Be Bad won the Classic Rock Award for "Album of the Year".[10]

The Dinosaur Rock Guitar forum honored the album with a 2008 Dino Award for "Best Album of the Year".[11]

Track listings[edit]

All songs written and composed by David Coverdale and Doug Aldrich, except where indicated. 

No. Title Length
1. "Best Years"   5:16
2. "Can You Hear the Wind Blow"   5:03
3. "Call on Me"   5:01
4. "All I Want All I Need"   5:40
5. "Good to Be Bad"   5:13
6. "All for Love"   5:13
7. "Summer Rain"   6:10
8. "Lay Down Your Love"   6:01
9. "A Fool in Love"   5:50
10. "Got What You Need"   4:15
11. "'Til the End of Time"   5:32

Still Good to Be Bad (2011 Japanese Expanded Special Edition)[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Best Years"   5:16
2. "Can You Hear the Wind Blow"   5:03
3. "Lay Down Your Love"   6:01
4. "If You Want Me" (Re-recorded with Chris Frazier on drums) 4:08
5. "All I Want All I Need"   5:40
6. "Call on Me"   5:01
7. "Ready to Rock" (Re-recorded with Chris Frazier on drums) 4:19
8. "Summer Rain"   6:10
9. "Good to Be Bad"   5:13
10. "All for Love"   5:13
11. "All I Want Is You" (Re-recorded with Chris Frazier on drums) 4:12
12. "Got What You Need"   4:15
13. "A Fool in Love"   5:50
14. "Dog" (Re-recorded with Chris Frazier on drums) 3:27
15. "'Til the End of Time"   5:32

Personnel[edit]

Whitesnake[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Produced, engineered and mixed by The Brutal Brothers
  • Recorded at Casa DALA, Los Angeles & Snakebyte Studios, Lake Tahoe, Nevada
  • Mixed at Hook City, Lake Tahoe, Nevada
  • Mastered at DNA, Los Angeles by David Donnelly

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
2008 Finnish Albums Chart[12] 5
Norwegian Albums Chart[13] 5
German Albums Chart[14] 6
UK Albums Chart[9] 7
Top Independent Albums (USA)[8] 8
Swedish Albums Chart[15] 10
Austrian Top 40 Albums[16] 11
Swiss Albums Top 100[17] 15
Danish Albums Chart[18] 18
Top Canadian Albums[8] 23
Dutch MegaCharts[19] 33
Italian Albums Chart[20] 57
Billboard 200 (USA)[8] 62
French Albums Chart[21] 69
Belgian Charts (Flanders)[22] 70
Belgian Charts (Wallonia)[23] 75

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bowar, Chad. "Whitesnake - Good to Be Bad". Heavy Metal. About.com. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Whitesnake - Good to Be Bad review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Simpson, Dave (18 April 2008). "Whitesnake, Good to Be Bad". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  4. ^ Kaz, Jim (22 April 2008). "Whitesnake – Good To Be Bad Review". IGN. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Whitesnake - Good to Be Bad". Metal Storm. 28 April 2008. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  6. ^ Price, Marc A. (10 August 2008). "Whitesnake - Good to Be Bad". PopMatters. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  7. ^ Jones, Tim (July 2008). "Whitesnake - Good to Be Bad". Record Collector (351). Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  8. ^ a b c d "Good to Be Bad Billboard Albums". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "Whitesnake - Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  10. ^ Bailey, Charlotte (3 November 2008). "Ozzy Osbourne crowned 'Living Legend' at rock awards". Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  11. ^ "The Dinos - DRG Year-End Awards". Dinosaur Rock Guitar.com. 19 June 2008. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  12. ^ "Whitesnake – Good to Be Bad (album)". Finnishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  13. ^ "Whitesnake – Good to Be Bad (album)". Norwegiancharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  14. ^ "Album - Whitesnake, Good to Be Bad". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  15. ^ "Whitesnake – Good to Be Bad (album)". Swedishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  16. ^ "Whitesnake – Good to Be Bad". Austriancharts.at (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
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  19. ^ "Whitesnake – Good to Be Bad". Dutch Charts.nl (in Dutch). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  20. ^ "Whitesnake – Good to Be Bad (album)". Norwegiancharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  21. ^ "Whitesnake – Good to Be Bad (album)". Lescharts.com (in French). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  22. ^ "Whitesnake – Good to Be Bad". Ultratop.be (in Dutch). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  23. ^ "Whitesnake – Good to Be Bad". Ultratop.be (in French). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 

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