The Deeper the Love

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"The Deeper the Love"
Single by Whitesnake
from the album Slip of the Tongue
B-side "Judgement Day", "Sweet Lady Luck" and "Fool for Your Loving" (Vai Voltage Mix)
Released 1990
Format Vinyl LP, CD
Recorded 1988
Genre Hard rock
Length 4:20
Label EMI, Geffen
Writer(s) David Coverdale, Adrian Vandenberg
Producer(s) Mike Clink & Keith Olsen
Whitesnake singles chronology
""Fool for Your Loving '89""
"The Deeper the Love"
"Now You're Gone"

"The Deeper the Love" is a power ballad by the English hard rock band Whitesnake, taken from their 1989 album Slip of the Tongue. The song reached number 28 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and number 4 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks[1] and #35 on the UK Singles Chart.[2]

The song was written by singer David Coverdale, along with guitarist Adrian Vandenberg. Coverdale commented on the origins of the song in Slip of the Tongue 20th anniversary edition by saying:

"'The Deeper the Love' came from a chorus sequence I'd had for some time, written, if memory serves, in my dear friend Tony Z's house, many years ago... then my little Dutch brother, Adrian, came along and put the musical icing on the cake, and gave me the verse chord sequence. I fished writing it in Tahiti, of all places."

The music video for "The Deeper the Love" features the band performing on a large stage, with big headlights that also have the Slip of the Tongue album-cover on them. There are also scenes of David Coverdale in a hallway that also have walls covered with Slip of the Tongue's cover, and Adrian Vandenberg playing the piano on a stairwell. There's also a similarity between this and "Is This Love's" music video (which appeared on the band's previous album), as both of them feature David Coverdale's then-wife, actress Tawny Kitaen, who is also included in the music videos for "Here I Go Again '87" and "Still of the Night".

The song was performed in its original form for the 1990 Slip of the Tongue-tour,[3] but after that it has only been performed in acoustic form, which was first seen and heard on 1998's Starkers in Tokyo.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by David Coverdale and Adrian Vandenberg, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Deeper the Love"     4:20
7" single
No. Title Writer(s) Length
2. "Judgement Day"     5:14
12" single
No. Title Writer(s) Length
2. "Judgement Day"     5:14
3. "Sweet Lady Luck"     4:37
CD single
No. Title Writer(s) Length
2. "Judgement Day"     5:14
3. "Sweet Lady Luck"     4:37
4. "Fool for Your Loving" (Vai Voltage Mix) Coverdale, Micky Moody, Bernie Marsden 4:17