Trouble (Whitesnake album)

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Trouble (Original UK sleeve)
Studio album by Whitesnake
Released October 1978
Recorded Summer 1978
Genre Hard rock, blues-rock
Length 38:20
Label United Artists/Geffen (USA/Canada)
Polydor (Japan)
EMI International (Rest Of World)
Producer Martin Birch
Whitesnake chronology
Lovehunter (1979)
Alternative cover
CD cover (of some LP editions too)
Singles from Trouble
  1. "The Time Is Right For Love"
    Released: 1978
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Trouble is the first studio album from British rock band Whitesnake, led by former Deep Purple vocalist David Coverdale. It reached #50 on the U.K. Chart when it was released in October 1978.[2] This followed the 4 track EP "Snakebite", later available as an import album, from continental Europe.

This album also features Coverdale's former bandmate Jon Lord from Deep Purple for the first time.


The album was recorded at Central Recorders Studio in London during the summer of 1978. Martin Birch produced the album which was recorded and mixed in ten days.

According to Coverdale, one of the reasons the album was called "Trouble", was because his first child was born during the album's recording.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Take Me with You" (David Coverdale, Micky Moody) – 4:45
  2. "Love to Keep You Warm" (Coverdale) – 3:44
  3. "Lie Down (A Modern Love Song)" (Coverdale, Moody) – 3:14
  4. "Day Tripper" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 3:47
  5. "Nighthawk (Vampire Blues)" (Coverdale, Bernie Marsden) – 3:39
  6. "The Time Is Right for Love" (Coverdale, Moody, Marsden) – 3:26
  7. "Trouble" (Coverdale, Marsden) – 4:48
  8. "Belgian Tom's Hat Trick" (Moody) – 3:26
  9. "Free Flight" (Coverdale, Marsden) – 4:06
  10. "Don't Mess with Me" (Coverdale, Moody, Marsden, Neil Murray, Jon Lord, Dave Dowle) – 3:25

Bonus tracks[edit]

Trouble was remastered and reissued in 2006 with tracks from Snakebite EP as bonus tracks:

  1. "Come On" (Coverdale, Marsden) – 3:32
  2. "Bloody Mary" (Coverdale) – 3:21
  3. "Steal Away" (Coverdale, Moody, Marsden, Murray, Pete Solley, Dowle) – 4:19
  4. "Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City" (Michael Price, Dan Walsh) – 5:06



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Whitesnake chart stats". Archived from the original on 2012-05-25. 
  3. ^ "David Coverdale Interview 2003". YouTube. 1999-03-06. Retrieved 2012-01-12.