1987 Versions

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1987 Versions
EP by Whitesnake
Released 1987
Recorded 1985-87
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 21:59
Label CBS/Sony Japan
Producer Mike Stone & Keith Olsen
Whitesnake chronology
1987 Versions
Slip of the Tongue
(1989)Slip of the Tongue1989

1987 Versions is an EP by British hard rock band Whitesnake. The EP was released in 1987 and features updated re-recordings of old Whitesnake hits, as well the songs "Looking for Love" and "You're Gonna Break My Heart Again", which were extra tracks on UK editions of their 1987 album Whitesnake and were not released in North America until 1994. The EP was only released in Japan.

The version of "Here I Go Again" included is the US "radio mix" single version, while the tracks "Standing in the Shadows" and "Need Your Love So Bad" are 1987 re-recordings originally issued as B-sides to the "Is This Love" single in the UK. Despite the liner notes crediting John Sykes and Aynsley Dunbar with all guitars and drums, respectively, neither played on the version of "Here I Go Again" found on the EP, which actually features Dann Huff on guitar and Denny Carmassi on drums.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Here I Go Again" (Radio Mix) - 3:57
  2. "Standing in the Shadows" (1987 Re-Recording)* - 3:56
  3. "Looking for Love" - 6:33
  4. "You're Gonna Break My Heart Again" - 4:14
  5. "Need Your Love So Bad" (1987 Re-Recording) - 3:19

*The original recording of this track, on the album Slide It In, gives the title as "Standing in the Shadow". However, the re-recording on the EP is listed as "Standing in the Shadows".