Whitesnake – Live In The Heart Of The City (1980/2011/2014) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Whitesnake – Live In The Heart Of The City (1980/2011/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 54:09 minutes | 1,21 GB | Genre: Hard Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Rhino

“Live…in the Heart of the City” is a 1980 live album by British rock band Whitesnake, originally released as a double-vinyl album. The album charted at number 5 on the UK Albums Chart, and number 146 on the Billboard 200.

Virtually every hard rock band in the universe managed to release a live (usually double) album in the late ’70s, and Whitesnake were certainly no exception. Live…. In the Heart of the City does a pretty good job of collecting the highlights from the band’s first four releases, as well as a few Deep Purple standards (singer David Coverdale, organist Jon Lord, and drummer Ian Paice are all Purple alumni). Whitesnake favorites such as “Walking in the Shadow of the Blues,” “Ready an’ Willing,” and “Fool for Your Loving” heat up the crowd, but it’s the extended version of “Lovehunter” that gets things boiling, thanks to Micky Moody’s extended slide guitar solo. The audience participation on “Ain’t No Love in the Heart of the City” provides another thrilling moment, but the band truly brings the house down with a last encore of Deep Purple’s “Mistreated” – a blues of monstrous proportions that becomes an 11-minute catharsis for Coverdale.

01 – Come On
02 – Sweet Talker
03 – Walking in the Shadow of the Blues
04 – Love Hunter
05 – Ain’t No Love in the Heart of the City
06 – Fool for Your Loving
07 – Ain’t Gonna Cry No More
08 – Ready An’ Willing
09 – Take Me With You

Produced by Martin Birch.
Recorded on June 23 & 24, 1980 in London, England.
Digitally Remastered.

Line up:
David Coverdale – vocals
Micky Moody – guitar
Bernie Marsden – guitar
Jon Lord – keyboards
Neil Murray – bass
Ian Paice – drums