Release date: 31 May 1980
Style: Hard rock


7.9 | 68 votes


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01. Fool For Your Loving
02. Sweet Talker
03. Ready An' Willing
04. Carry Your Load
05. Blindman
06. Ain't Gonna Cry No More
07. Love Man
08. Black And Blue
09. She's A Woman
10. Love For Sale [Previously unreleased] [2006 remastered bonus]
11. Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City [Live At the Reading Festival 1979] [2006 remastered bonus]
12. Mistreated [Live At The Reading Festival 1979] [2006 remastered bonus]
13. Love Hunter [Live At The Reading Festival 1979] [2006 remastered bonus]
14. Breakdown [Live At The Reading Festival 1979] [2006 remastered bonus]

Lyrics (9)

Additional info
Recorded at Ridge Farm and Central Recorders Studio and Sauna on December 1979 and February 1980.

Guest review by
Ace Frawley

The Rolling Stones once famously sang "I can't get no satisfaction", but for Whitesnake there is only joyous "sweet satisfaction" to be had with their 1980 song and album of the same name: Ready An' Willing.

Released in 1980, this was the third studio album for British band Whitesnake - a band formed out of the ashes of Deep Purple by Mark III singer David Coverdale. By this stage of their career Whitesnake were pretty big in their homeland, the UK. They even headlined Saturday night at the big Reading Festival that same year. Two singles from Ready an' Willing charted in the UK - "Fool for Your Loving" reached #13 in the mainstream charts and the title track made #43. It was only later in the decade that they re-invented their look, to appeal to glam metal fans, and went on to conquer the huge US market, even re-recording earlier songs.

published 17.03.2013 | Comments (0)


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musicalkaratekid - 30.01.2012 at 02:48  
Rating: 8 Any whitesnake album always puts me in a good mood. Very bluesy, but still keeping that hard rock edge.
Ace Frawley - 07.02.2013 at 07:14  
Rating: 7 I reckon this is a really solid album. David Coverdale has a good voice, no doubt about it.

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