In Sail Away: Whitesnake's Fantastic Voyage the first ever full biography of the band top music writer Martin Popoff tells the tale of rock legend David Coverdale, from his Deep Purple roots to the two distinct incarnations of his mega-popular creation. Whitesnake began life as a UK-based blues rock outfit, until the lad from England s chilly east coast departed for America s sunny west coast in search of fame, fortune, big videos and even bigger hair. Coverdale found them all, and 1987 s self-titled album went 8 x platinum in the US alone before their bright star waned in the face of grimy grunge. In this book his 45th Popoff interviewed the major players, including Coverdale himself, to piece together the band s roller-coaster history. He follows their story through the hirings and firings, the splits and reunions and the image changes to paint an affectionate yet realistic picture of one of the giants of rock. If you remember great tracks such as "Here I Go Again," "Fool For Your Loving," "Still Of The Night," "Slow An' Easy," "Crying In The Rain," "Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City," or Love Ain't No Stranger, then this book is essential reading. The Sail Away refers to how Coverdale re-invented himself by sailing away to America's West Coast and making himself right at home. He loves it, and America loves him."
Soundcheck Books LLP
Whitesnake's Fantastic Voyage