WHITESNAKE: Ready and Willing [tape] Check video

WHITESNAKE: Ready and Willing 1980 [Cassette tape]. Fool for Your Loving. Check videos


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Ready an’ Willing studio album by Whitesnake
Released: 31 May 1980
Recorded: Ridge Farm, Central Recorders Studio and Sauna, December 1979, February 1980
Genre: Hard rock, blues rock
Length: 40:10

Singles from Ready an’ Willing
“”Fool for Your Loving”” Released: 1980
“”Ready an’ Willing”” Released: 1980

Ready an’ Willing was Whitesnake third studio album, released in 1980 and peaked at #6 on the UK Albums Chart, it was also the band first to chart outside of the UK reaching #32 in Norway and #90 in the US.
The album featured two of the band UK single-hits from that year: “”Fool for Your Loving”” had reached #13 in the charts in April 1980, and the title-track, “”Ready an’ Willing (Sweet Satisfaction)”” made #43 in July of the same year. In August 1980 “”Fool for Your Loving”” peaked at #53 on the Billboard Hot 100; the song would later be re-recorded for the Slip of the Tongue album. The track “”Blindman”” initially from Coverdale first solo album was re-recorded for this album.

Label: Fame ‎– FA 41 3134 4, Fame ‎– FA 4131344
Format: Cassette, Album
Country: UK
Genre: Rock
Style: Blues Rock, Hard Rock
1. “”Fool for Your Loving”” David Coverdale, Micky Moody, Bernie Marsden 4:17
2. “”Sweet Talker”” Coverdale, Marsden 3:38
3. “”Ready an’ Willing”” Coverdale, Moody, Neil Murray, Jon Lord, Ian Paice 3:44
4. “”Carry Your Load”” Coverdale 4:06
5. “”Blindman”” Coverdale 5:09
6. “”Ain’t Gonna Cry No More”” Coverdale, Moody 5:52
7. “”Love Man”” Coverdale 5:04
8. “”Black and Blue”” Coverdale, Moody 4:06
9. “”She a Woman”” Coverdale, Marsden 4:07

Distributed By – EMI Records Ltd.
Recorded At – Ridge Farm Studios
Recorded At – Central Recorders Studio And Sauna
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sunburst Records Ltd.

Producer, Engineer, Mixed By – Martin Birch*
Written-By – Coverdale*

Recorded at Ridge Farm and Central Recorders Studio & Sauna, Dec ’79 and Feb ’80.
Produced, engineered & mixed by Martin ‘Basher’ Birch for Sunburst Records and YOU!
(P) 1980 Original Sound Recordings Made By Sunburst Records,Inc.
Fame Label

Barcode: 5099941313442

It is a brilliant album full of blues – just oozing from every pore.

Fool For Your Loving”” starts things off on a high – it really is a wonderful song(!) – and things just shoot along nicely from there on in. Rockers such as “”Sweet Talker”” & “”Ready & Willing”” are offset with “”Blindman”” & “”Ain’t Gonna Cry . . .””.

Tongue in cheek(?) “”Love Man”” (Did Mr C. actually believe is own lyrics?) and the boogie fest – there was always one per album – of “”Black & Blue”” all combine to make one heck of a fine album. “”Carry Your Load”” & “”She A Woman”” round things off nicely. Proving once again that the ‘British’ version of the band were always the best. Not only that but this line-up, with Moody, Marsden, Lord, Paice & Murray were never to be topped.

Lord & Paice were to leave after this to re-join the re-formed Purple. This is a lasting testament to a great band on great great form on a great album.

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