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Released  October 1979
Length  41:15
Release date  October 1979
Label  Fame
Recorded  May 1979
Artist  Whitesnake
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.

Cover art

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.

Track listing

Side one
  1. "Long Way from Home" (David Coverdale) – 4:58
  2. "Walking in the Shadow of the Blues" (Coverdale, Bernie Marsden) – 4:26
  3. "Help Me Thro' the Day" (Leon Russell) – 4:40
  4. "Medicine Man" (Coverdale) – 4:00
  5. "You 'n' Me" (Coverdale, Marsden) – 3:25
Side two
  1. "Mean Business" (Coverdale, Micky Moody, Marsden, Neil Murray, Jon Lord, Dave Dowle) – 3:49
  2. "Love Hunter" (Coverdale, Moody, Marsden) – 5:38
  3. "Outlaw" (Coverdale, Marsden, Lord) – 4:04
  4. "Rock 'n' Roll Women" (Coverdale, Moody) – 4:44
  5. "We Wish You Well" (Coverdale) – 1:39

Bonus tracks

Lovehunter was remastered and reissued in 2006 with several bonus tracks taken from Andy Peebles BBC Radio 1 sessions recorded 29 March 1979

  1. "Belgian Tom's Hat Trick" (Moody) – 3:40
  2. "Love to Keep You Warm" (Coverdale) – 3:30
  3. "Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City" (Michael Price, Dan Walsh) – 4:54
  4. "Trouble" (Coverdale, Marsden) – 4:30


  • David Coverdale – lead (all but 8) and backing vocals
  • Micky Moody – guitars, slide guitar, backing vocals
  • Bernie Marsden – guitars, backing and lead (8) vocals
  • Jon Lord – keyboards
  • Neil Murray – bass guitar
  • Dave Dowle – drums
  • Production

  • Martin Birch - producer, engineer, mixing at Central Recorders Studio, London
  • Chris Achilleos - LP artwork
  • Songs

    1Long Way From Home4:58
    2Walking in the Shadow of the Blues4:27
    3Help Me Thro' the Day4:42


    Lovehunter Wikipedia