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1987 Versions

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Released  1987
Length  21:59
Release date  1987
Recorded  1985-87
Artist  Whitesnake
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Producer  Mike Stone & Keith Olsen
1987 Versions (1987)  Slip of the Tongue (1989)
Label  Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.
Genres  Hard rock, Heavy metal, Glam metal

1987 Versions is an EP by British hard rock band Whitesnake. The EP was released in 1987 and features updated re-recordings of old Whitesnake hits, as well the songs "Looking for Love" and "You're Gonna Break My Heart Again", which were extra tracks on UK editions of their 1987 album Whitesnake and were not released in North America until 1994. The EP was only released in Japan.


The version of "Here I Go Again" included is the US "radio mix" single version, while the tracks "Standing in the Shadows" and "Need Your Love So Bad" are 1987 re-recordings originally issued as B-sides to the "Is This Love" single in the UK. Despite the liner notes crediting John Sykes and Aynsley Dunbar with all guitars and drums, respectively, neither played on the version of "Here I Go Again" found on the EP, which actually features Dann Huff on guitar and Denny Carmassi on drums.

Track listing

  1. "Here I Go Again" (Radio Mix) - 3:57
  2. "Standing in the Shadows" (1987 Re-Recording)* - 3:56
  3. "Looking for Love" - 6:33
  4. "You're Gonna Break My Heart Again" - 4:14
  5. "Need Your Love So Bad" (1987 Re-Recording) - 3:19

*The original recording of this track, on the album Slide It In, gives the title as "Standing in the Shadow". However, the re-recording on the EP is listed as "Standing in the Shadows".


  • David Coverdale – vocals
  • John Sykes – guitar
  • Neil Murray – bass guitar
  • Aynsley Dunbar – drums
  • Songs

    1Here I Go Again (New version)3:57
    2Standing in the Shadows (remix)3:56
    3Looking for Love (Unreleased)6:33


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