White Snake (album)

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Not to be confused with Whitesnake (album).
White Snake
White Snake 1977.jpg
Studio album by David Coverdale
Released 9 May 1977
Recorded August 1976
Studio Kingsway Recorders, London, England, and Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany
Genre Blues rock, hard rock
Length 38:18
Label Purple (UK)
Attic (Canada)
Disques Vogue (France)
Polydor/Oyster (Germany)
Sonet (Scandinavia)
Victor Entertainment (Japan)
Interfusion (Australia)
Producer Roger Glover
David Coverdale chronology
White Snake
Alternative Cover
2000 CD reissue
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[1]

White Snake is the first solo album by David Coverdale, released in 1977. Coverdale would use the album title as the name of his future band, first known as "David Coverdale's Whitesnake" and soon afterwards shortened to Whitesnake. This album is often incorrectly called Whitesnake and should not be confused with the 1987 album of similar name.

Background and writing[edit]

As his first solo effort, Coverdale later admitted: "It's very difficult to think back and talk sensible about the first album. White Snake had been a very inward looking, reflective and low-key affair in many ways, written and recorded as it was in the aftermath of the collapse of Deep Purple."

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by David Coverdale and Micky Moody, except where indicated.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Lady" - 3:48
  2. "Blindman" (Coverdale) - 6:01
  3. "Goldies Place" (Coverdale) - 5:03
  4. "Whitesnake" - 4:22

Side two[edit]

  1. "Time on My Side" - 4:26
  2. "Peace Lovin' Man" (Coverdale) - 4:53
  3. "Sunny Days" (Coverdale) - 3:31
  4. "Hole in the Sky" (Coverdale) - 3:23
  5. "Celebration" - 4:11

Bonus tracks on the 2000 CD reissue[edit]

  1. "Peace Lovin' Man" (Take 1) – 5:04
  2. "Sunny Days" (Take 1) – 3:21





  • Liner notes from the Spitfire remastered edition of White Snake.