Frontiers Recordsis has announced that Whitesnake's highly anticipated live concert "Made In Japan" will be released on Deluxe 2CD/DVD Edition, Blu-ray and DVD in the UK on Monday April 22 (U.S release is April 23).
"Made In Japan" captures the multi-platinum rock band's co-headline performance at the "Loud Park" festival, which took place in Japan's Saitama Super Arena on October 15th 2011.
Filmed on the Japanese leg of Whitesnake's momentousForevermore World Tour,in support of their 2011 album of the same name, "Made In Japan" is packed full of the incredible songs that continue to keep the band at the very forefront of rock'n'roll. The "Forevermore" songs alone are worth the price of admission, and that's before factoring in the hits such asIs This Love,Still Of The NightandHere I Go Again. It's all here. This is what Whitesnake fans, new and old, have been clamouring for.
In addition to the concert recording from Loud Park Festival, "Made In Japan" features a bonus disc containing never-before-heard versions of tracks recorded during soundcheck at a variety of Japanese venues on the tour. Led by front man and founding memberDavid Coverdale, "Made In Japan" features the Whitesnake line-up ofDoug AldrichandReb Beachon guitar, bassistMichael Devin, drummerBriian Tichyand special-guest keyboardistBrian Ruedy.
The 'Forevermore' songs alone are worth the price of admission, not forgetting the classic Whitesnake songs, "Is This Love," "Still Of The Night" and "Here I Go Again," all performed at the height of their musical powers. It's all here. This is what Whitesnake fans, new and old, have been clamouring for. Highlights include blistering guitar work from the band's six string guitar slingers, Doug Aldrich and Reb Beach, who both celebrate their 10th anniversary with the band this year.
Whitesnake also features the earth-shaking rhythm section, The Wrecking Crew featuringMichael Devin (bass) and Briian Tichy (drums), who anchor the deep and dirty foundation of Whitesnake. The band is accompanied by the swirling sonic tapestries of special guest keyboardist Brian Ruedy, and of course, the chest beating, seductive vocals of front man and founder, David Coverdale.
After hearing the sound check recordings
from the different Japanese venues, the band decided to include
them in the package as special bonus content. They agreed that
everything would be related to their 2011 Japanese tour. So, when
you think about it, it is appropriate they've called the project
"Made In Japan".
"Made In Japan" coincides with Whitesnake's UK Arena tour alongside Journey, with special guests Thunder. The tour starts at the Glasgow SECC on Saturday May 18th and runs nationwide.