WHITESNAKE - Ready And Willing - 12" Vinyl LP Album

This is the German release of "Ready an' Willing" which was Whitesnake's 1980 album and it was the band's first to chart outside of the U.K. reaching #32 in Norway and #90 in the U.S. It featured two of the band's UK single-hits from that year: "Fool for Your Loving", which reached No. 13 in the charts in April 1980 and the title-track, "Ready an' Willing (Sweet Satisfaction)", which made No. 43 in July of the same year. In August 1980 "Fool For Your Loving" peaked at No. 53 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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Album Description:

The world of rock music has witnessed numerous iconic bands, each leaving an indelible mark on the genre. Among these legendary acts is Whitesnake, a British rock band known for their soulful vocals, powerful guitar riffs, and energetic performances. In this essay, we will delve into Whitesnake's album "Ready And Willing", released as a 12" Vinyl LP in Germany. Produced by Martin "Basher" Birch for Sunburst Records and you, the album offers a captivating blend of hard rock and blues-infused melodies. Recorded at Ridge Farm and Central Recorders Studio and Sauna between December 1979 and February 1980, "Ready And Willing" stands as a testament to Whitesnake's raw talent and creative prowess.

Album Cover Design and Photography:
The album cover design for "Ready And Willing" was helmed by none other than David Coverdale, the charismatic frontman of Whitesnake. Known for his distinctive voice and commanding stage presence, Coverdale took on the role of visualizing the album's artistic vision. The cover showcases his artistic sensibilities, reflecting the band's raw and dynamic sound. The imagery and design choices speak to the album's energy, setting the stage for the musical journey that awaits listeners.

Photographer George Bodnar expertly captured the essence of the band in the album's cover photography. Bodnar's keen eye for detail and ability to capture the band's electrifying stage presence resulted in iconic visuals that perfectly complemented the music. The photographs serve as a window into the band's world, hinting at the explosive energy that lies within the grooves of the vinyl.

Recording Process and Production:
"Ready And Willing" was recorded at two distinguished studios: Ridge Farm and Central Recorders Studio and Sauna. These locations provided Whitesnake with the perfect environment to cultivate their sound and capture their passionate performances. The album's recording sessions took place between December 1979 and February 1980, allowing the band ample time to refine their songs and push their creative boundaries.

Martin "Basher" Birch, renowned for his work with bands like Deep Purple and Iron Maiden, took on the role of producer for "Ready And Willing". Birch's expertise and guidance allowed Whitesnake to showcase their raw talent while bringing out the best in their musical abilities. Under his direction, the band's powerful sound was refined, resulting in a polished yet explosive record that would captivate fans worldwide.

Musical Highlights and Juicy Stories:
"Ready And Willing" comprises a selection of tracks that exemplify Whitesnake's signature sound. The album opens with the energetic anthem "Fool for Your Loving", a song that perfectly encapsulates the band's ability to balance heavy guitar riffs with melodic sensibilities. Another standout track is the emotionally charged "Blindman", which showcases David Coverdale's vocal prowess and the band's ability to create poignant ballads.

One of the album's juiciest stories is the creation of the fan-favorite track "Ain't Gonna Cry No More". Legend has it that during the recording process, tensions within the band were high, with disagreements over the song's arrangement. However, through collaborative effort and compromise, the band members channeled their frustrations into a powerful and emotionally charged piece that resonated deeply with their audience.

Music Genre:

  British Hard Rock / Heavy Metal  

Album Production Information:

 The album: "WHITESNAKE - Ready and Willing" was produced by: Martin "Basher" Birch for Sunburst records and YOU!

Discover the man behind the soundboard, shaping iconic rock and metal anthems. Martin Birch's journey from sound engineer to legendary producer is a testament to passion and innovation. Read it Here

This album was recorded at: Ridge Farm, and Central Recorders Studio and Sauna December 1979 and February 1980

Album cover design: David Coverdale

Album cover photography: George Bodnar

Record Label Information:

  Liberty 1C 064-82 904, Sound record made by Sunburst

Packaging:

This album "WHITESNAKE - Ready and Willing (Germany)" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and artwork/photos

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record

Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram

Year & Country:

  1980 Made in Germany, by 4P Nicolaus GMBH
Complete Track-listing of the album "WHITESNAKE - Ready and Willing (Germany)"

The detailed tracklist of this record "WHITESNAKE - Ready and Willing (Germany)" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Fool for you Loving
  2. Sweet Talker
  3. Ready an' Willing
  4. Carry Your Load
  5. Blindman
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Ain't Gonna Cry No More
  2. Love Man
  3. Black and Blue
  4. She's a Woman
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