Whitesnake – Lovehunter (1979/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 41:07 minutes | 906 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover | Source: highresaudio | © Warner Music
For all of its musical merits, Whitesnake’s second full-length album, Lovehunter, is probably best remembered for its lurid cover painting (featuring a very naked female and a very large snake) rather than the band’s ever-improving recipe for blues-infected hard rock. The group’s performance in the studio environment remains strangely tame, however, and though blaming the producer seems like the obvious explanation, one has to wonder if this is the case when a veteran like Martin Birch (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath) is at the helm. Still, all things considered, the record is quite consistent; the band is equally at home rocking through the foot-stomping “Long Way From Home,” and gliding through the bluesy ballad “Help Me Thro’ the Day.” “Walking in the Shadow of the Blues” combines near-perfect songwriting with one of Coverdale’s maturest and most compelling lyrics, while the masterful slide guitar of Mickey Moody literally ignites the awesome title track. The gorgeously simple piano treatment of “We Wish You Well” closes the disc in fine fashion.
01 – Long Way from Home
02 – Walking in the Shadow of the Blues
03 – Help Me Thro’ the Day
04 – Medicine Man
05 – You ‘n’ Me
06 – Mean Business
07 – Love Hunter
08 – Outlaw
09 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Women
10 – We Wish You Well
Produced and Engineered by Martin Birch.
Mixed at Central Recorders Studio & Sauna, London 1979.
Recorded at Clearwall Castle in Gloucestershire with the Rolling Stones Mobile.