Long Way from Home

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"Long Way from Home"
Single by Whitesnake
from the album Lovehunter
B-side "Walking in the Shadow of the Blues"
Released 1979
Format 7" single
Recorded 1979
Genre Hard rock
Length 4:56
Label United Artists
Geffen
Writer(s) David Coverdale
Producer(s) Martin Birch
Whitesnake singles chronology
"Long Way from Home"
(1979)
"Fool for Your Loving"
(1980)

"Long Way from Home" is a 1979 single by British hard rock band Whitesnake. The song was written by lead singer, David Coverdale, and "Walking in the Shadow of the Blues" is the B-side. The song was the first single from their Lovehunter album, and was the lead-off track. The single charted at number 55 on the UK Singles Chart.[1]

In the chorus, the line "Long Long Way From Home" is used, with the word "Long" used twice, however the song is simply titled "Long Way From Home." This was likely done to avoid confusion with Foreigner's 1977 hit, "Long, Long Way from Home".

The B-Side of the single was "Walking in the Shadow of the Blues", which went onto become a far more popular song than "Long Way from Home," making this a rare instance of a song released as a B-Side becoming more popular than it A-Side counterpart.

The song reached #55 on the UK Singles Chart in 1979.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Long Way from Home" - 4:56
  2. "Walking in the Shadow of the Blues" - 4:24

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Whitesnake chart stats". Archived from the original on 2012-05-25.