Whitesnake - Ready An Willing (1980/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 39:59 minutes | 902 MBStudio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
Their fourth effort, 1980's Ready an' Willing, was no exception, but it did make up for this somewhat with solid songwriting. In fact, David Coverdale and company were growing increasingly more consistent and self-assured with each record, and this album's first half shows great progress over the previous year's hit-and-miss Lovehunter. Opener 'Fool for Your Lovin'' was their best single yet, as well as their highest charting; with its clever combination of hit-savvy chorus and authentic bluesy resignation, it set the template for subsequent triumphs, and the fact that Coverdale re-recorded it (in disappointing pop-metal fashion) over a decade later for 1989's Slip of the Tongue is a testament to its staying power.