WHITESNAKE - SAINTS AND SINNERS - 12" LP Vinyl Album

Rediscover the enduring magic of Whitesnake's 1982 "Saints and Sinners" German LP vinyl album, the captivating release with catalog number Sunburst / Liberty 1C 064-83 350. . This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.

 

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In the realm of classic rock and heavy metal, few bands can rival the longevity and influence of Whitesnake. Known for their powerful vocals, fiery guitar solos, and captivating stage presence, Whitesnake emerged as one of the leading forces in the 1980s hard rock scene. One of their notable albums, the 1982 release "Saints and Sinners", specifically the German LP vinyl edition with the catalog number Sunburst / Liberty 1C 064-83 350, stands as a testament to the band's artistic prowess and enduring appeal.

"Saints and Sinners" marked Whitesnake's fifth studio album and further solidified their signature sound. The album showcased a perfect blend of heavy rock anthems and soulful ballads, underscoring the band's versatility and knack for crafting memorable songs. The German LP vinyl edition with the catalog number Sunburst / Liberty 1C 064-83 350 preserves the album's original charm and offers a unique listening experience for fans and collectors alike.

The album opens with the hard-hitting anthem "Young Blood", which immediately sets the energetic tone for the entire record. From the catchy hooks of "Rough an' Ready" to the emotive balladry of "Here I Go Again", the album is a rollercoaster of emotions. Each song encapsulates the raw power and exceptional musicianship that Whitesnake was known for. "Crying in the Rain" and "Victim of Love" exemplify the band's ability to infuse bluesy elements into their hard rock sound, further elevating the album's overall appeal.

The German LP vinyl edition of "Saints and Sinners" with the catalog number Sunburst / Liberty 1C 064-83 350 holds a special place among collectors and fans of vinyl records. Its distinct features, including the iconic Sunburst label design and the Liberty catalog number, add a touch of authenticity to the album. The LP format itself provides a unique listening experience, with its warm, rich sound and the tangible interaction of flipping through the vinyl sleeves.

"Saints and Sinners" achieved considerable commercial success upon its release, reaching high chart positions in various countries. The album solidified Whitesnake's reputation as one of the leading hard rock bands of the era, paving the way for their subsequent successes. Its enduring popularity can be attributed to the band's ability to write timeless songs that continue to captivate audiences to this day.

This album "WHITESNAKE - Saints and Sinners" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and artwork/photos

Collector notes:

Martin Birch was an English music producer and engineer who was active from the late 1960s to the early 2000s. He was born on 26th June 1948 in East Molesey, England, and began his career as a producer and engineer in the late 1960s, working with several notable British bands of the time, including Deep Purple , Iron Maiden , Rainbow and others.

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Birch's biggest contributions to music came in the 1970s and 1980s, when he worked as a producer and engineer for several of the most influential and popular heavy metal bands of the era, including Black Sabbath, Rainbow, and most notably, Iron Maiden. He was an important figure in the development of the heavy metal genre, and is widely regarded as one of the most influential and important producers of heavy metal music.

Birch's approach to production was characterized by his use of powerful and dynamic sound, which helped to define the sound of heavy metal in the 1970s and 1980s. He was known for his ability to bring out the best in the musicians he worked with, and for his willingness to experiment and take risks in the studio. He was also known for his commitment to quality and his attention to detail, which helped to ensure that the albums he produced had a timeless quality and still sound great decades after their original release.

Birch worked with Iron Maiden for over two decades, producing several of the band's most iconic and enduring albums, including "The Number of the Beast," "Powerslave," and "Somewhere in Time." He was an important part of the band's creative process, and helped to shape the band's sound and style.

Martin Birch retired from music production in the early 2000s, but his legacy lives on through the music he produced and the countless musicians he inspired and influenced. He is widely regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of heavy metal music, and his contributions to the genre continue to be celebrated and revered.

Martin Birch's production style was known for its clarity, power and dynamic sound. He was an early adopter of using multi-track recording and employed innovative recording techniques, such as creating layered soundscapes by recording and re-recording guitar parts multiple times, to achieve his desired sound. He was also known for his use of echo and reverb to create a sense of depth and space in his recordings.

Birch was known for his ability to bring out the best in the musicians he worked with and his hands-on approach to production. He was often involved in the arrangements and would often suggest changes to the songs to enhance their impact. He was also known for his attention to detail, taking the time to get the sound just right, and his dedication to quality, always striving to make each album sound as good as it could.

Aside from his work with Iron Maiden, Birch also produced albums for several other influential heavy metal bands, including Judas Priest , Black Sabbath and Rainbow . He was also sought after by other musicians from outside of the heavy metal genre, and worked with artists such as Fleetwood Mac , The Move, and Deep Purple .

Birch was awarded with several gold and platinum records for his work, and was recognized for his contributions to the heavy metal genre with induction into the Heavy Metal Hall of Fame in 2006.

Although Martin Birch retired from music production in the early 2000s, his legacy continues to inspire and influence musicians and producers today. He is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential figures in the history of heavy metal music, and his work continues to be celebrated and enjoyed by fans of the genre around the world.

Guy Bidmead, producer and sound engineer has worked on the vinyl albums for several Hard Rock/Heavy Metal bands during the 1980s. These bands include: Motorhead, Wildfire, Trojan, Warfare, Exciter, Deaf Dealer, Coroner, Vanadium.

 

Music Genre:

  British Hard Rock / Heavy Metal 

Album Production information:

 The album: "WHITESNAKE - Saints and Sinners" was produced by: Daint Martin *Doc" Birch for Sunburst Records and YOU!!!

This album was recorded at: Rock City, Shepprton - The Truck Mobile at Clearwell Castle, Gloucesterhire - Brittania Row, London by Guy Bidmead

The vocal tracks were recorded at Battery Station, by Martin Birch assisted by Bryan New

Mixed at Battery Studios by Martin Birch in September-October 1982

Battery Studios London a recording studio located in London, England. Established in the late 1970s, it has been a popular destination for musicians, producers and engineers seeking a top-notch recording facility. The studio is equipped with state-of-the-art recording gear and technology, and is known for its spacious, acoustically treated rooms, which provide ideal conditions for capturing great-sounding recordings.

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Battery Studios has played host to a wide range of musicians and artists over the years, and has been the site of many iconic recordings. From rock and pop to Bhip-hop and electronic music, the studio has seen its share of diverse and talented musicians come through its doors.

The studio is also known for its commitment to quality and its friendly and professional staff, who are dedicated to ensuring that each recording session is a success. Whether you are an up-and-coming artist or an established performer, Battery Studios provides a world-class recording experience, and the chance to capture your music in the best possible light.

Mastered at Utopia by Steve Angel

Album cover design: The Concert Publishing Company

Record Label Information:

  Sunburst / Liberty 1C 064-83 350

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record

Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram

Year & Country:

  1982 Made in Germany
Complete Track-listing of the album "WHITESNAKE - Saints and Sinners"

The detailed tracklist of this record "WHITESNAKE - Saints and Sinners" is:

    Side One:
  1. Young Blood
  2. Rough and' Ready
  3. Bloody Luxury
  4. Victim of Love
  5. Crying in the Rain
    Side Two:
  1. Here I Go Again
  2. Love an Affections
  3. Rock an' Roll Angels
  4. Dancing Girls
  5. Saints An' Sinners
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