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Cover art by Chris Achilleos
Studio album by Whitesnake
Released October 1979
Recorded May 1979
Studio Clearwell Castle, Glouchestershire with the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio
Genre Hard rock, blues-rock
Length 41:25
Label United Artists
Polydor (Japan)
Producer Martin Birch
Whitesnake chronology
Ready an' Willing
Singles from Lovehunter
  1. "Long Way from Home"
    Released: 1979
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Lovehunter is the second studio album by British band Whitesnake, released in 1979. It charted at No. 29 on the UK Albums Chart.[2]

"Long Way from Home", the leading track on the album reached No. 55 on the UK charts.[2]

Cover art[edit]

Lovehunter's controversial cover art, featuring a naked woman straddling a large snake, was created by fantasy artist Chris Achilleos, and was the last album cover he designed for many years - until 2003 and Gary Hughes' rock opera Once and Future King.[3] The original Lovehunter artwork was stolen in the 1980s.[4]

A similar idea had been used three years earlier for the cover of Jon Lord's Sarabande album. Lord was in Whitesnake at the time of Lovehunter.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Long Way from Home" (David Coverdale) – 4:58
  2. "Walking in the Shadow of the Blues" (Coverdale, Bernie Marsden) – 4:26
  3. "Help Me Thro' the Day" (Leon Russell) – 4:40
  4. "Medicine Man" (Coverdale) – 4:00
  5. "You 'n' Me" (Coverdale, Marsden) – 3:25
Side two
  1. "Mean Business" (Coverdale, Micky Moody, Marsden, Neil Murray, Jon Lord, Dave Dowle) – 3:49
  2. "Love Hunter" (Coverdale, Moody, Marsden) – 5:38
  3. "Outlaw" (Coverdale, Marsden, Lord) – 4:04
  4. "Rock 'n' Roll Women" (Coverdale, Moody) – 4:44
  5. "We Wish You Well" (Coverdale) – 1:39

Bonus tracks[edit]

Lovehunter was remastered and reissued in 2006 with several bonus tracks taken from Andy Peebles BBC Radio 1 sessions recorded 29 March 1979

  1. "Belgian Tom's Hat Trick" (Moody) – 3:40
  2. "Love to Keep You Warm" (Coverdale) – 3:30
  3. "Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City" (Michael Price, Dan Walsh) – 4:54
  4. "Trouble" (Coverdale, Marsden) – 4:30






  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Whitesnake - Lovehunter review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2015-02-25. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Whitesnake - Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2015-04-25. 
  3. ^ Interviews: Gary Hughes - Once And Future King
  4. ^ "Chris Achilleos - Piracy". Chris Achilleos official website. Archived from the original on 24 November 2005. Retrieved 2015-02-25.