Slip of the Tongue is an album by the rock band Whitesnake, released in 1989. This is the band's ninth studio album overall. It features Steve Vai on guitars. Three singles were released from the album: "Fool for Your Loving", "The Deeper the Love" and "Now You're Gone". All the singles hit the Mainstream Rock Tracks top 40, and "The Deeper the Love" and "Fool For Your Loving" were top 5. Slip of the Tongue has sold over four million copies (quadruple platinum).
"Fool For Your Loving" originally appeared on the Ready an' Willing album, but it was re-recorded for this album.
All songs written by David Coverdale and Adrian Vandenberg except as noted.
"Slip of the Tongue" – 5:20
"Cheap an' Nasty" – 3:28
"Fool For Your Loving 89" (Coverdale, Micky Moody, Bernie Marsden) – 4:10
The "89" is not part of the song title. However it is included here to avoid confusion with the original 1980 version.
"Now You're Gone" – 4:11
"Kittens Got Claws" – 5:00
"Wings of the Storm" – 5:00
"The Deeper the Love" – 4:22
"Judgment Day" – 5:15
"Slow Poke Music" – 3:59
"Sailing Ships" – 6:02
"Fool For Your Loving 89"
"Now You're Gone"
"The Deeper the Love"
David Coverdale – vocals
Steve Vai – Guitars
Adrian Vandenberg - Guitars (credited, but does not appear on album)
Rudy Sarzo – bass
Tommy Aldridge – drums
Glenn Hughes - backing vocals
Tommy Funderburk - backing vocals
Richard Page - backing vocals on "Now You're Gone"
Don Airey - keyboards
David Rosenthal - keyboards
Produced and engineered by Keith Olsen and Mike Clink
Assisted by Noel Golden, Gordon Fordyce, Shay Baby & Allen Abrahamson
Mixed at Record Plant Studios by Mike Clink and Keith Olsen
Mastered by Greg Fulginiti at Artisan Sound Recorders
John Kalodner: A&R
Due to an injury, Adrian Vandenberg was unable to perform on this recording. Steve Vai played all guitars on the album. However, Adrian Vandenberg was credited as a bandmember and included in the group photoshoot in the album sleeves.
David Coverdale's wife (1989–1991), Tawny Kitaen was on a video for the song "The Deeper the Love".
Adrian Vandenberg has revealed in several interviews he thinks Vai's flamboyant guitarplaying was somewhat inappropriate. He thinks a more bluesy approach would have suited the album better.
Billboard (North America)
Year Chart Position
1989 The Billboard 200 10
1989 U.K. Albums Chart 10
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