Good to Be Bad

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Good to Be Bad
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Studio album by
Released21 April 2008 (Europe)
Recorded2007
StudioCasa DALA and Clear Lake Audio, Los Angeles, Snakebyte Studios, Lake Tahoe, Nevada
GenreHard rock, blues rock
Length59:14
LabelSPV/Steamhammer
WEA (Japan)
ProducerThe Brutal Brothers (David Coverdale, Doug Aldrich, Michael McIntyre)
Whitesnake chronology
Live: In the Shadow of the Blues
(2006)
Good to Be Bad
(2008)
30th Anniversary Collection
(2008)
Singles from Good to Be Bad
  1. "Lay Down Your Love"
    Released: 2008
  2. "All for Love"
    Released: 2008
  3. "Summer Rain"
    Released: 2008
  4. "Can You Hear the Wind Blow"
    Released: 2008 (promo)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
About.com3.5/5 stars[1]
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
The Guardian3/5 stars[3]
IGN(8.1/10)[4]
Metal Storm8/10 stars[5]
PopMatters6/10 stars[6]
Record Collector4/5 stars[7]

Good to Be Bad is the tenth studio album by Whitesnake released in April 2008.

This is the first album of new studio material in a decade, since 1997's Restless Heart, not including the four new tracks recorded for the 2006 live album Live: In the Shadow of the Blues. The album charted at number 8 on the Top Independent albums, number 23 on the Top Canadian albums, number 62 on the Billboard 200 charts,[8] and number 7 on the UK Albums Chart.[9]

Tour[edit]

After the release of the album, a tour began on 23 March 2008 in Wellington, New Zealand. The Australian concerts were followed by concerts in South America, Europe, Japan and North America. The tour went to forty countries. It ended on 14 June 2009 at Download Festival in Donington Park, UK. Seven songs from the new album were performed. Former Whitesnake band member Adrian Vandenberg guested on two concerts.

Awards[edit]

In November 2008, Good to Be Bad won the Classic Rock Award for "Album of the Year".[10]

The Dinosaur Rock Guitar forum honored the album with a 2008 Dino Award for "Best Album of the Year".[11]

Track listings[edit]

All tracks are written by David Coverdale and Doug Aldrich, except where indicated.

No.TitleLength
1."Best Years"5:16
2."Can You Hear the Wind Blow"5:03
3."Call on Me"5:01
4."All I Want All I Need"5:40
5."Good to Be Bad"5:13
6."All for Love"5:13
7."Summer Rain"6:10
8."Lay Down Your Love"6:01
9."A Fool in Love"5:50
10."Got What You Need"4:15
11."'Til the End of Time"5:32

Personnel[edit]

Whitesnake[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Produced, engineered and mixed by The Brutal Brothers
  • Recorded at Casa DALA, Los Angeles & Snakebyte Studios, Lake Tahoe, Nevada
  • Mixed at Hook City, Lake Tahoe, Nevada
  • Mastered at DNA, Los Angeles by David Donnelly

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Austrian Top 40 Albums[12] 11
Belgian Charts (Flanders)[13] 70
Belgian Charts (Wallonia)[14] 75
Brazil Charts[15] 36
Top Canadian Albums[8] 23
Danish Albums Chart[16] 18
Dutch MegaCharts[17] 33
Finnish Albums Chart[18] 5
French Albums Chart[19] 69
German Albums Chart[20] 6
Irish Albums Chart[21] 95
Italian Albums Chart[22] 57
Norwegian Albums Chart[23] 5
Scottish Albums Chart[24] 6
Swedish Albums Chart[25] 10
Swiss Albums Top 100[26] 15
UK Albums Chart[9] 7
US Billboard 200[8] 62
US Top Independent Albums[8] 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bowar, Chad. "Whitesnake - Good to Be Bad". Heavy Metal. About.com. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Whitesnake - Good to Be Bad review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  3. ^ Simpson, Dave (18 April 2008). "Whitesnake, Good to Be Bad". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  4. ^ Kaz, Jim (22 April 2008). "Whitesnake – Good To Be Bad Review". IGN. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Whitesnake - Good to Be Bad". Metal Storm. 28 April 2008. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  6. ^ Price, Marc A. (10 August 2008). "Whitesnake - Good to Be Bad". PopMatters. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  7. ^ Jones, Tim (July 2008). "Whitesnake - Good to Be Bad". Record Collector (351). Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  8. ^ a b c d "Good to Be Bad Billboard Albums". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  9. ^ a b "Whitesnake - Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  10. ^ Bailey, Charlotte (3 November 2008). "Ozzy Osbourne crowned 'Living Legend' at rock awards". Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  11. ^ "The Dinos - DRG Year-End Awards". Dinosaur Rock Guitar.com. 19 June 2008. Archived from the original on 30 May 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
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  18. ^ "Whitesnake – Good to Be Bad (album)". Finnishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Archived from the original on 13 April 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  19. ^ "Whitesnake – Good to Be Bad (album)". Lescharts.com (in French). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  20. ^ "Album - Whitesnake, Good to Be Bad". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  21. ^ "Whitesnake – Good to Be Bad (album)". Irishcharts.com. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  22. ^ "Whitesnake – Good to Be Bad (album)". Norwegiancharts.com. Media Control Charts. Archived from the original on 26 May 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  23. ^ "Whitesnake – Good to Be Bad (album)". Norwegiancharts.com. Media Control Charts. Archived from the original on 27 January 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  24. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/scottish-albums-chart/20080427/40/
  25. ^ "Whitesnake – Good to Be Bad (album)". Swedishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
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