Ready an' Willing

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Ready an' Willing
Studio album by Whitesnake
Released 31 May 1980 (1980-05-31)
Recorded Ridge Farm, Central Recorders Studio and Sauna, December 1979, February 1980
Genre Hard rock, blues rock
Length 40:10
Label Mirage/Atlantic (USA/Canada)
Polydor (Japan)
United Artists (Rest Of World)
Producer Martin Birch
Whitesnake chronology
Ready an' Willing
(1980) the Heart of the City
Singles from Ready an' Willing
  1. "Fool for Your Loving"
    Released: 1980 (1980)
  2. "Ready an' Willing"
    Released: 1980 (1980)
  3. "Sweet Talker"
    Released: 1980 (1980)

Ready an' Willing was the third studio album by English hard rock band Whitesnake, released in 1980. It peaked at #6 on the UK Albums Chart,[1] it was also the band's first to chart outside of the UK reaching #32 in Norway and #90 in the US.

The album featured two of the band's UK single-hits from that year: "Fool for Your Loving" had reached #13 in the charts in April 1980, and the title-track, "Ready an' Willing (Sweet Satisfaction)" made #43 in July of the same year. In August 1980 "Fool for Your Loving" peaked at #53 on the Billboard Hot 100; the song would later be re-recorded for the Slip of the Tongue album. The track "Blindman" initially from Coverdale's first solo album was re-recorded for this album.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Fool for Your Loving"   David Coverdale, Micky Moody, Bernie Marsden 4:17
2. "Sweet Talker"   Coverdale, Marsden 3:38
3. "Ready an' Willing"   Coverdale, Moody, Neil Murray, Jon Lord, Ian Paice 3:44
4. "Carry Your Load"   Coverdale 4:06
5. "Blindman"   Coverdale 5:09
6. "Ain't Gonna Cry No More"   Coverdale, Moody 5:52
7. "Love Man"   Coverdale 5:04
8. "Black and Blue"   Coverdale, Moody 4:06
9. "She's a Woman"   Coverdale, Marsden 4:07
2006 remastered bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
10. "Love for Sale" (Previously unreleased) Coverdale 3:05
11. "Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City" (Live at the Reading Festival 1979) Michael Price, Dan Walsh 6:54
12. "Mistreated" (Live at the Reading Festival 1979) Coverdale, Ritchie Blackmore 13:30
13. "Love Hunter" (Live at the Reading Festival 1979) Coverdale, Moody, Marsden 5:56
14. "Breakdown" (Live at the Reading Festival 1979) Coverdale, Moody 5:38




Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1980 Pop Albums 90


Publication Country Accolade Year Rank
Kerrang! United Kingdom "100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums Of All Time"[2] 1989 81

(*) designates unordered lists.


  1. ^ "Whitesnake chart stats". Archived from the original on 2012-05-25. 
  2. ^ "Kerrang – 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums Of All Time - January 1989". Kerrang. Retrieved 10 February 2009.