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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 1978
RecordedMarch–April 1977
StudioAIR Studios, London, UK
GenreBlues rock
LabelPurple (UK)
Polydor (Japan)
ProducerRoger Glover
David Coverdale chronology
White Snake
Into the Light
Alternative cover
2000 CD reissue
2000 CD reissue
Singles from Northwinds
  1. "Breakdown"
    Released: 1978
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

Northwinds is the second solo album by former Deep Purple singer David Coverdale, released in early 1978.


Originally entitled North Winds, the album leans more towards blues-based rock. Coverdale also touched on the genre in his previous album.

The original release of Northwinds contained eight tracks, with two more songs added on recent reissues. Four tracks ("Keep On Giving Me Love", "Queen of Hearts", "Only My Soul", "Breakdown") from this album would later be combined with the tracks from the EP Snakebite from his band Whitesnake, to form the album Snakebite.

A number of other titles, written by Coverdale, were published at the time, which have yet to be released. The titles include "It Would Be Nice", "Love's a Crazy Game", and "Till the Sun Doesn't Shine Anymore".

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by David Coverdale, except where indicated.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Keep On Giving Me Love" (Coverdale, Micky Moody) – 5:16
  2. "Northwinds" – 6:13
  3. "Give Me Kindness" – 4:34
  4. "Time & Again" – 4:02

Side two[edit]

  1. "Queen of Hearts" (Coverdale, Moody) – 5:16
  2. "Only My Soul" – 4:36
  3. "Say You Love Me" – 4:21
  4. "Breakdown" (Coverdale, Moody) – 5:15

Bonus tracks on the 2000 CD reissue[edit]

  1. "Shame the Devil" – 3:35
  2. "Sweet Mistreater" – 3:45

On the original LP release, "Northwinds" is the first track and "Keep On Giving Me Love" is the second;[2] on later reissues these are swapped.




  1. ^ Adams, Bret. "David Coverdale – Northwinds review". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Northwinds – LP (Purple TPS 3513) liner notes". Discogs. Retrieved 26 February 2019.

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