Infobox Album | Name = Lovehunter
Type = Album
Artist = Whitesnake

Caption =
Released = October 1979
Recorded = 1979
Genre = Hard rock, heavy metal, blues-rock
Length = 41:25
Label = United Artists
Producer = Martin Birch
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|3|5 [ link]
Last album = "Trouble
This album = "Lovehunter" (1979)
Next album = "Live at Hammersmith"
Misc = Singles
Name = Lovehunter
Type = studio
single 1 = Long Way from Home
single 1 date = 1979

"Lovehunter" is the third album by the British band Whitesnake, released in 1979.

Cover art

"Lovehunter"'s cover art featuring a naked white female straddling a large snake was created by famed fantasy artist Chris Achilleos. Reportedly the controversial cover proved troublesome for Achilleos who subsequently refused to do album covers for many years. [ [ Interviews: Gary Hughes - Once And Future King ] ] Achilleos' original "Lovehunter" artwork was stolen in the 1980s and has yet to be recovered. [ [ Chris Achilleos - Piracy ] ]

A similar idea had been used three years earlier for the cover of Jon Lord's Sarabande album, released in 1976. The cover shows the drawing of an ourobouros (snake biting its own tail), on which three naked women ride. The woman at 120º (clockwise) from the top stands in a position evocative of the woman on the "Lovehunter" cover. The original Jon Lord sleeve was designed by Kosh, and the illustration on it, made by Mike Bryan. Lord was in Whitesnake at the time of "Lovehunter".

The "sexist" album cover for the faux album "Smell the Glove", referred to in the movie "This Is Spinal Tap", is based on this concept. The album cover was said to depict a woman on a leash being forced to smell a glove.

Long Way From Home, the leading track on the album, was the band's first single. However the single flopped due to poor promotionFact|date=May 2008.

Track listing

#"Long Way from Home" (David Coverdale) – 4:56
#"Walking in the Shadow of the Blues" (Coverdale, Bernie Marsden) – 4:24
#"Help Me Thro' the Day" (Leon Russell) – 4:39
#"Medicine Man" (Coverdale) – 3:59
#"You 'n' Me" (Coverdale, Marsden) – 3:30
#"Mean Business" (Coverdale, Micky Moody, Marsden, Neil Murray, Jon Lord, Dave Dowle) – 3:48
#"Love Hunter" (Coverdale, Moody, Marsden) – 5:39
#"Outlaw" (Coverdale, Marsden, Lord) – 4:03
#"Rock 'N' Roll Women" (Coverdale, Moody) – 4:45
#"We Wish You Well" (Coverdale) – 1:34

Bonus tracks

"Lovehunter" was remastered and reissued in 2006 with several bonus tracks:

  1. "Belgian Tom's Hatrick" (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

*Tracks 11–14 are from Andy Peebles BBC Radio 1 Sessions recorded March 29th 1979.



*David Coverdale – vocals
*Micky Moody – guitars
*Bernie Marsden – guitars
*Jon Lord – keyboards
*Neil Murray – bass
*Dave Dowle – drums


*Martin Birch (producer and engineer)
*Chris Achilleos (LP Artwork)


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