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Whitesnake (also known as ‘1987’ and, in Japan only, as ‘Serpens Albus’) is the self-titled seventh studio album by British hard rock band of the same name, released in 1987. The album aimed for more of a heavy metal sound than the previous ones but still managed to produce a major power ballad hit, “Is This Love”. The album was a major crossover hit eventually selling over eight million copies in the US (and thus going eight times platinum). The album peaked at #2 on US Billboard 200, and #8 on the UK Albums Chart. Its success in the US boosted its predecessor, Slide It In, from gold to double platinum status. This album was released in Europe as 1987 and as Serpens Albus in Japan, with different tracklisting, see below. A remastered reissue of this album, featuring a DVD with videoclips and live performances, was released in 2007 as the 20th anniversary special edition.