Lovehunter

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Lovehunter
Whitesnake - Lovehunter.jpg
Cover art by Chris Achilleos
Studio album by Whitesnake
Released October 1979
Recorded May 1979
Studio Clearwell Castle, Gloucestershire with the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio
Genre Hard rock, blues-rock
Length 41:25
Label United Artists
Polydor (Japan)
Producer Martin Birch
Whitesnake chronology
Trouble
(1978)
Lovehunter
(1979)
Ready an' Willing
(1980)
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. It was the last album cover he designed for many years, until 2003 and Gary Hughes' rock opera Once and Future King Part I.[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

Personnel[edit]

Whitesnake[edit]

Production[edit]

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ MelodicRock.com 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. 
  5. ^ Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970-2005. Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN 4-87131-077-9.