Whitesnake – Come An’ Get It (1981/2011/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 40:20 minutes | 885 MB | Genre: Hard Rock
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Few groups have had an impact on the international rock scene as Whitesnake. Inspired by the blues, singer David Coverdale’s rock vision has become a standard that many acts have tried to live up to yet pale in comparison. The band went into Startling Studios at the tail end of 1980/early 1981 and recorded one of the early greats alongside the classic “Ready An’ Willing”. Released in April 1981 and entering the UK chart at number 2 this was early Whitesnake at their peak.
Despite the massive talents of vocalist David Coverdale and his supporting cast of musicians (not to mention the unimpeachable resumé of producer Martin Birch), Come an’ Get It was another maddeningly average Whitesnake album. A thoroughly boring set that played it too safe and yielded no lasting live favorites, Come an’ Get It was competent to the max – in the hands of a debuting artist, it may have qualified as a classic – but for a near-supergroup of such experience and pedigree, it instead smacked of severe underachievement. Rare highlights include the driving energy of “Hot Stuff,” the lively bar-room piano of “Wine, Women and Song,” and the wistful, acoustic balladry of “Till the Day I Die.” But these share space with run-of-the-mill bluesy rockers like “Don’t Break My Heart Again” and “Would I Lie to You” – all of them hard to fault, but equally impossible to praise. Yawn! Even the quasi-epic “Child of Babylon” fails to live up to initial promise, a half-hearted effort that easily defines the entire record’s abiding sense of indifference. No doubt a reflection of Coverdale’s own fluctuating interest in the group, Come an’ Get It’s confounding mediocrity would thankfully give way to the just as inexplicable brilliance of 1982’s Saints & Sinners and 1984’s Slide It In – a two-towered climax of Whitesnake’s career that displayed a newfound zest in urgency and inspiration.
01 – Come An’ Get It
02 – Hot Stuff
03 – Don’t Break My Heart Again
04 – Lonely Days Lonely Nights
05 – Wine, Women An’ Song
06 – Child of Babylon
07 – Would I Lie to You
08 – Girl
09 – Hit An’ Run
10 – Till the Day I Die
Produced by Martin Birch.
Recorded in July 1980, September 1980 & January 1981 at Startling Studios, Tittenhurst Park, Ascot, England.
David Coverdale – vocals
Micky Moody – guitar, backing vocals
Bernie Marsden – guitar, backing vocals
Jon Lord – keyboards
Neil Murray – bass
Ian Paice – drums