Now You're Gone (Whitesnake song)
|"Now You're Gone"|
|Single by Whitesnake|
|from the album Slip of the Tongue|
|Genre||Heavy metal, hard rock|
|Writer(s)||David Coverdale, Adrian Vandenberg|
|Producer||Mike Clink & Keith Olsen|
|Whitesnake singles chronology|
"Now You're Gone" is a single by hard rock/heavy metal band Whitesnake from their 1989 album Slip of the Tongue. Recorded in 1988 and featured on the aforementionned album in 1989, the song was released as a single in 1990.
"Now You're Gone" follows an alternatively slow/fast paced rhythm. David Coverdale's lyrics focus on a man who desperately longs for a woman after a break-up and is notable for then full-fledged Whitesnake guitarist Steve Vai's shredding guitar and Tommy Aldridge's expert drumming.
It is featured on most of Whitesnake's compilation albums, including the Whitesnake's Greatest Hits of 1994 and the 20th anniversary edition of Slip of the Tongue.
A music video was shot in 1990 in the afternoon before and during a live show in Philadelphia to promote the single. The video was direct by Wayne Isham and features the band playing the song on stage, with footages of the tour and of fans included between scenes of the concert. In the booklet of Slip of the Tongue 20th Anniversary Edition, David Coverdale comments :
"I remember shooting the video with Wayne Isham in front of a sold out crowd at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, unfortunately it received minimal airplay as MTV was changing its format... still, I think it's one of the best videos we've done..."
|Name||Billboard Hot 100||Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks||UK|
|Now You're Gone||96||15||31|
- David Coverdale – Vocals
- Steve Vai – Guitars
- Adrian Vandenberg - Guitars (credited, but does not actually appear)
- Rudy Sarzo – Bass
- Tommy Aldridge – Drums
- "Allmusic (Whitesnake charts and awards) Billboard singles".
- "Whitesnake chart stats". Archived from the original on 2012-05-25.