Lovehunter is the second studio album by British band Whitesnake, released in 1979. It charted at No. 29 on the UK Albums Chart.[3]

Whitesnake - Lovehunter.jpg
Cover art by Chris Achilleos
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1, 1979
RecordedMay 1979
StudioClearwell Castle, Gloucestershire with the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio
LabelUnited Artists
Polydor (Japan)
ProducerMartin Birch
Whitesnake chronology
Ready an' Willing
Singles from Lovehunter
  1. "Long Way from Home"
    Released: 1979
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal7/10[2]

"Long Way from Home", the leading track on the album reached No. 55 on the UK charts.[3]

It was the group's last album to feature original drummer Dave Dowle.

Cover artEdit

Lovehunter's controversial cover art, showing 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.[4] The original Lovehunter artwork was stolen in the 1980s.[5]

A similar idea had been used three years earlier for the cover of Jon Lord's Sarabande album.[citation needed] Lord was in Whitesnake at the time of Lovehunter.

Track listingEdit

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 tracksEdit

Lovehunter was remastered and reissued in 2006 with several bonus tracks taken from Andy Peebles BBC Radio 1 sessions recorded 29 March 1979 (tracks originally from the band's debut album Trouble).

  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






  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Whitesnake - Lovehunter review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (October 2003). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 1: The Seventies. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 312. ISBN 978-1894959025.
  3. ^ a b c d "Whitesnake - Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Interviews: Gary Hughes - Once And Future King". Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Chris Achilleos - Piracy". Chris Achilleos official website. Archived from the original on 24 November 2005. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  6. ^ Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970-2005. Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN 4-87131-077-9.