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Studio album by David Coverdale
Released 1 March 1978
Recorded March–April 1977
Studio AIR Studios, London, UK
Genre Blues rock, hard rock
Length 38:53
Label Purple (UK)
Polydor (Japan)
Producer Roger Glover
David Coverdale chronology
White Snake
(1977)White Snake1977
Into the Light
(2000)Into the Light2000
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 title of 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




  1. ^ Adams, Bret. "David Coverdale - Northwinds review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2015-06-09.
  2. ^ David Coverdale- Northwinds Retrieved 4-2-2011.