|Released October 1979|
Release date October 1979
|Recorded May 1979|
Producer Martin Birch
|Studio Clearwell Castle, Gloucestershire with the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio|
Lovehunter (1979) Ready an' Willing (1980)
Genres Hard rock, Heavy metal, Blues rock
Similar Whitesnake albums, Hard rock albums
Whitesnake long way from home
Lovehunter is the second studio album by British band Whitesnake, released in 1979. It charted at No. 29 on the UK Albums Chart.
"Long Way from Home", the leading track on the album reached No. 55 on the UK charts.
Lovehunter's controversial cover art, featuring a naked woman straddling a large snake, was created by fantasy artist Chris Achilleos. It was the last album cover he designed for many years, until 2003 and Gary Hughes' rock opera Once and Future King Part I. The original Lovehunter artwork was stolen in the 1980s.
A similar idea had been used three years earlier for the cover of Jon Lord's Sarabande album. Lord was in Whitesnake at the time of Lovehunter.
- "Long Way from Home" (David Coverdale) – 4:58
- "Walking in the Shadow of the Blues" (Coverdale, Bernie Marsden) – 4:26
- "Help Me Thro' the Day" (Leon Russell) – 4:40
- "Medicine Man" (Coverdale) – 4:00
- "You 'n' Me" (Coverdale, Marsden) – 3:25
- "Mean Business" (Coverdale, Micky Moody, Marsden, Neil Murray, Jon Lord, Dave Dowle) – 3:49
- "Love Hunter" (Coverdale, Moody, Marsden) – 5:38
- "Outlaw" (Coverdale, Marsden, Lord) – 4:04
- "Rock 'n' Roll Women" (Coverdale, Moody) – 4:44
- "We Wish You Well" (Coverdale) – 1:39
Lovehunter was remastered and reissued in 2006 with several bonus tracks taken from Andy Peebles BBC Radio 1 sessions recorded 29 March 1979
- "Belgian Tom's Hat Trick" (Moody) – 3:40
- "Love to Keep You Warm" (Coverdale) – 3:30
- "Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City" (Michael Price, Dan Walsh) – 4:54
- "Trouble" (Coverdale, Marsden) – 4:30
1Long Way From Home4:58
2Walking in the Shadow of the Blues4:27
3Help Me Thro' the Day4:42