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My other favourite I have three
on 13 February 2012
Ready an Willing is a great album of bluesy rock the front cover is as nice little black and white picture of the band which is less classic than the love hunter album cover but since its only the cover it doesn't really matter it actually does suit the music a bit though as it has a quite a laid back sound to it.
the album opens up with the now classic fool for your loving no more which is not the version that most people will remember it is the calmer and more laid back slower tempoed version which I prefer it feels more suited to the lyrics.
the next tack is sweet talker a faster paced good old fashioned sounding rock and roll song, with lots of stabby organ and boogie status quo sounding rhythm and also a COWBELL!!!!! woohooo the Drums onthis trac suitably rambunctious and stompy pounding the beat out for the rest of the band to build on it sound powerful and precise
Ready an Willing, this song opened up with absolute class and swagger a very groovy rhythm that just has SEX written all over it you can really dance to it, it then has the breakdown that sounds a bit funky which then explodes in to a solo of guitaring pleasure. its a top track and one of the best on the album possibly oneo whitesnakes best, should be a classic I can here the sort of funk, soul influence in it as well.
Carry Your Load, this song is quite straight forward, and sounds like classic whitesnake, its quite subdued in tempo, and is a good love song and has some good piano and organ accompaniment, it has lots of harmony and vocal melodies which is good for singing along too. Nice little solo too
Blind Man : this song opens up with melancholy jangly guitar and David coverdale crooning over the song with some nice airey 80's style synth, and then comes in with nice tight solid rhythm section accompaniment, its got a very good chorus in it and the emphasise on this song seems to be the Organ which is nice it add to the variety of sounds and styles on the album making it that much better, more importantly it feels like a really Oh YEAH type of song in the sort I can feel ever note i am playing type of oh yeah, some nice bass playing on it too.
Ain't gonna cry no more: Opens up acoustic guitar with more singing, its less of a ballad than the song before as the tempo is faster, its a feel good song, everything stops and then the organ comes in with an really pleasant happy sounding riff over the acoustic strumming and then coverdale sings again and airey keyboarding start too,this just go to show the variety on offe in one of the best bands in history, its not all about being heavy and loud sometimes being dynamic is good, of course the song then opens up into another funky groovy riff and is loud and really makes you want to dance and sing along.
Love Man:this song is a much more stereotypical classic blues song with a very traditional rhythm and blues guitar playing over the top showing the bands influence, great lyrics and singing too singing he would do anything to please, over some really classic blues licks. and of course the raunchy Solo, 'GETDOWN' as coverdale says underneath it.
Black and Blue: in terestingly this song seem to have been recorded live or something as it has lots of clapping at the beginning it is quite a boogie driven status quo sounding song again which is great lots of piano Bashing and lots of fun with David coverdale proclaiming he want to love his baby until he is black and blue so a very long time then, absolute classic
She's a Woman: this track is just cool its a good little rocker with an organ solo in it and plenty of bashing crashing drums, rumbly widdly bass playing and hard guitar playing
I won't do a track by track of the bonus material but suffice to say it is an excellent addition to an already excellent album
Love for sale
ain't no love inthe heart of the city ( live)
Mistreated ( Live)
Love hunter ( Live)
all in all a fantastic album with fantastic musicians and musicianship and music that makes you feel great great great buy it its a must