January to April 1984
David Coverdale (vcl); Mel Galley (gtr); Jon Lord (kbr); Neil Murray (bss); Cozy Powell (drm); John Sykes (gtr).
Murray was asked to rejoin, which he did. Sykes had been asked to join on several occasions but always declined; eventually he accepted. The American management demanded a more taylored version of Slide It In for the US market; thus it was remixed with some additional overdubs by Sykes and Murray. February saw the beginning of a European tour; March saw Coverdale losing his voice and temporarily putting the tour on halt; April saw Galley break an arm so the rest had to finish the tour without him. On top of that, Lord left for a reunion of Deep Purple in April.
Albums & singles
Slide It In - US Mix [lp] : US 1984 Geffen GHS-4018
Slide It In - US Mix [pic lp] : UK 1984 Liberty LBG 24 0000 0
Slide It In - US Mix [cd] : Canada 1987 Geffen GEFMD-4018
Slide It In [ep] : Japan 1984
Love Ain't No Stranger/Slow 'n' Easy : US 1984 Liberty BP 424
Love Ain't No Stranger/Slow 'n' Easy : Brasil 1985 EMI Records/Isto é Hollywood 31c006-200652
Love Ain't No Stranger [ep] : US 1984 Liberty BP 20 0555 6
Here I Go Again Edit/Slide It In (US Mix) : UK 1987 EMI 006 2020877
Material from above appears on...
Whitesnake Greatest Hits 1984-1990 [cd/lp] : Europe 1994 EMI
Whitesnake's Greatest Hits [mc; same as above] : UK 1994 EMI 7243 8 30029 4 8