It’s actually a classy-lookin’ UK import, published by Soundcheck Books,
whose back cover blurb reads as follows:
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 transported the act to 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 eight times platinum in the US
alone before the band’s bright star waned in the face of grimy grunge.
In this book—his 45th—Popoff conducted 30 interviews of major characters,
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 which have enabled Coverdale, through his
Whitesnake vehicle, to position himself firmly within the pantheon of hard
If you’ve rocked out to anthems like “Here I Go Again,” “Fool For Your
Loving,” “Still Of The Night” or “Slow An’ Easy,” this is essential reading.
Yes, for the job at hand, I interviewed (and many of them multiple times),
David Coverdale, Bernie Marsden, Neil Murray, Micky Moody, Adrian Vandenberg,
Steve Vai, John Kalodner, Doug Aldrich, Keith Olsen, Ian Paice and many
others, and did my usual album by chapter, ever song touched down upon, job on
‘er. So what are you waiting for... Come An Get It!
This book is completely sold out!