“Don’t Break My Heart Again” is a single by the English hard rock band Whitesnake. The song is taken from the bands fourth studio album Come an’ Get It, and was written by the bands vocalist, founder and leader David Coverdale. The song peaked at number 17 on the UK Singles Chart.
The song starts with Jon Lords organs, along with Neil Murray driving bass playing. Soon the guitars enter along with emotional yet heavy lyrics delivered by David Coverdale. According to Coverdale, both this and “Fool for Your Loving” were inspired by the end of Coverdales first marriage.
The song has proved to be one of Whitesnakes most popular songs, being a part of Whitesnakes set list for many years. Current Whitesnake guitarist Doug Aldrich has also said that “Don’t Break My Heart Again” is one of his favorite Whitesnake songs.
After the songs release it became a mainstay in Whitesnakes set list until 1985.
The singles B-side, “Child of Babylon”, is also featured on Come an’ Get It, and was written by Coverdale and guitarist Bernie Marsden.
“Don’t Break My Heart Again” – 4:04 (Coverdale)
“Child of Babylon” – 4:50 (Coverdale/Marsden)
David Coverdale Vocals
Micky Moody Guitar, backing vocals
Bernie Marsden Guitar, backing vocals
Neil Murray Bass guitar
Ian Paice drums
Jon Lord Keyboards
Whitesnake – Don’t Break My Heart Again
Catalog#: BP 395
Format: Vinyl, 7″, Single, 45 RPM
Style: Blues Rock, Hard Rock
A Don’t Break My Heart Again
Written-By – Coverdale*
B Child Of Babylon
Written-By – Marsden* , Coverdale*
Producer – Martin Birch
cream paper label, with the Liberty , and Sunburst , logos added.
Other label notes: ‘Manufactured In The UK’ [A-Side] ‘ Warner Bros Music Ltd. / C.C. Songs ‘ [B-Side] ‘ Warner Bros Music Ltd. / C.C. Songs / Seabreeze Music Ltd. ‘.
Other sleeve notes: ‘Taken from the album ‘ Come An’ Get It ‘ LBG 30327 Cassette TC LBG 30327’. There are dates listed from the spring UK Tour 1981′, between 15th and 30th May, playing at 7 venues.
? 1981 Original sound recording made by Sunburst Records Ltd.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Matrix Number (Runout Side A): BP 395 A-3 2 37
Matrix Number (Runout Side B): BP 395 B-1U 1 39