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||Date: October 10, 2001 at 11:35|
|This album rocks big time!
|From: Steve T
||Date: March 1, 2002 at 12:01|
|The bands best release. John Sykes is a revelation and gave the band the shot in the arm it needed.
||Date: May 21, 2002 at 12:12|
| It's my turn now.This album have my second favourite line-up.Classic songs like'Slow','Guilty'and'Love'showed that Cov's reached maturity and comercial aproach without compromizing themselves as renomated musicians.Sykes shows a impecable guitar work, Cozy shows his hard hittig style,rest in peace .Keybords are weak but who cares.Some tunes are boring,but this is an 80 out of 100.I also saw them in 85 on Rock in Rio,Slide's tour .It's a good starting point for a Whitesnake collection
|From: DANDOS GR
||Date: October 17, 2002 at 16:31|
||Date: November 2, 2002 at 6:30|
|This is their best album. It features 3 guitarists (including flashy new-boy John Sykes),and it is an excellent collection of bluesy hard rock.The title track,while lyrically juvenile perhaps,is a great example of Coverdale's sexually-charged songwriting;rockers like Give Me More Time and Guilty of Love are similarly enjoyable.Of particular note is Love Ain't No Stranger,one of the band's best songs and an example of a great power ballad before bands like Poison and Warrant hijacked the term.
||Date: December 28, 2002 at 5:42|
| I also agree that this is their best Cd!! It put them on the map....Slow and easy...ROCKS!!!
||Date: January 22, 2003 at 15:38|
|I have this one in a different order, it changes depending on the countries, perhaps? Anyways, I prefer to have Slide it in as the first song. It shows the ways to follow for the rest ot the album. Great!
||Date: January 22, 2003 at 21:52|
|THIS ALBUM ROCKS START TO FINISH. GREAT GUITAR PLAYING TOO A REAL JEM COMPARE TO EARLIER ALBUMS
||Date: June 12, 2003 at 16:20|
|Hands down the best Whitesnake release by far. One the best rocking c.d.s period! I think what I like the most is the hard pounding drums provided by Cozy Powell,simply awesome! Great songs,talented musicians,I give it a 9 out of 10.......almost perfect.......
||Date: June 16, 2003 at 7:47|
|THE BEST WHITESNAKE LP HANDS DOWN! NO BULLSHIT SAPPY BALLADS,GREAT PLAYING,AMAZING SONGS,AND EVEN SOME COOL EARLY VIDEO'S FOR THIS ONE! IF YOU ONLY BUY ONE WHITESNAKE MAKE SURE IT'S THIS IT. ALL I CAN SAY IS I'VE BLOWN 3 SETS OF CARS SPEAKERS UP WITH THIS ONE IT'S THAT GOOD!!!!!!!!
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|From: Blue Charvel
||Date: July 15, 2003 at 13:04|
|My fav by the snake. Stands the test of time much better than 87's hairsprayed pop-metal which I loved at the time but just don't listen to much anymore. This just has a lotta heart and soul. 9.5/10
||Date: October 16, 2003 at 17:41|
|Great album from one of the better hard rock bands to dominate the 80s. Not a weak song on it. Great musicians - one of Whitesnake's best line-ups (Coverdale, Sykes, Powell, Murray). I still would recommend the 1987 self-titled album but this one is definitely worth having. Simply put: a classic 80s hard rock album.
||Date: February 3, 2004 at 8:40|
|there are two versions of the album, one with Mick Moody on guitar and one where they replaced moody's guitarplay with Sykes parts. My copy has a different order of the tracks and lists Moody as guitarplayer. Is the Sykes version better? Cause i've seen that one, and i'd like to hear his play, but is it worth $16,- when you already own the other version?
||Date: February 22, 2004 at 11:19|
|The best Whitesnake album! Maybe one of the very best Hard Rock albums of all time.
||Date: April 8, 2004 at 19:58|
|I love this album! 8,5/10 but gave it a 9/10 because Cozy Powell is on it.
||Date: June 6, 2004 at 7:47|
|Extremely underrated Whitesnake album that contains one of the greatest songs ever: Standing in the shadow
|From: Big Papa K
||Date: June 30, 2004 at 17:02|
|I have heard the John Sykes version of this album only. This is a strong album, giving hints of what was to come. Still retains their bluesy sound of old while adding more flashy guitar work. 8/10
||Date: July 19, 2004 at 6:39|
|A quite bluesy album. Not as good as slip of the tongue and 1987 album but contain hits like love ain't no stranger and guilthy of love,my favourite whitesnake song! Highly recommended for people who loves blues metal bands like cinderella and great white although this one hardly ranks as metal or as heavy as long cold winter or stick it.
||Date: July 19, 2004 at 6:48|
|Jack-which version are you listening too (there are 2)? The American version features John Sykes and is much heavier and metallic thean the original UK domestic release.
|From: Blue Tequila
||Date: July 19, 2004 at 10:50|
|So which album is better the one w/Sykes or w/Moody (my guess would be Sykes) and how dow you tell the two albums apart? Different artwork or track listing?
||Date: July 19, 2004 at 10:57|
|Track listing and artwork are the same, The main difference is the US version was remixed and had John Sykes provide lead and additional guitar to the already recorded tracks. The original has more in common soundwise with the classic Come and Get It and Ready and Willing (very bluesy). This was the 1st product on the Geffen label in the states. The Sykes version rocks!!
||Date: July 20, 2004 at 0:29|
|Rockhead-i listen to both version and i think the american version is a bit better:the guitar sounding and guitar riff. But all in all, i like both of them very much and both are whitesnake clasiics.
||Date: August 5, 2004 at 18:54|
|I have heard both versions, but only own the re-mixed one, and can't quite remember the otherone, so I can't compare. This album anyway strted to show the direction where Whitesnake were heading: American markets. Still very good album. Nice songs and all, and somehow back then the change back then felt right. For me the last classic Whitesnake-record. After this, Whitesnake were just David Coverdale/Geffen-project. Still making nice records though. 9/10
||Date: September 6, 2004 at 16:26|
|one of my favrt bands, theyr cool...song like guilty of love , r catchy.. love them...great power ballads...
||Date: December 1, 2004 at 21:31|
|A fantastic line-up. Cozy could rip you apart and put you back together again without you even noticing. This was to be the Whitesnake of new. What a powerful disc! Great sound without any compromise whatsoever.
||Date: October 22, 2005 at 6:29|
|I always thought that the drumparts by Cozy on the original release were just too prominent (too heavy) in the mix. With the extra layer of guitars added by John Sykes things are more in balance. So i think the (usa)second release is better than the first. Damn good record.9/10
|From: Remastered Reason
||Date: January 15, 2006 at 0:37|
|Finally, after each disc becoming a stepping stone in the bands career, Coverdale found the winning combination for high tech boogie rock. Essential to any hard rock collection.
||Date: January 23, 2006 at 19:12|
|hmm, not sure which is better, this or the 87 release, I do love that one, but I just listened to this again, and I think this one for me beats the 87 by a tiny little hair, only because the look gimmicky pretty boy think did not overcome this album or 87 for that matter, the band was revamped after the 87 album was recorded, this one is just great rock with no image stuff, and a bit different then the real bluesy stuff, a mix of both!!!
||Date: October 10, 2006 at 5:42|
|THE best album of WHITE SNAKE,IMO
||Date: July 27, 2007 at 12:42|
|Fantastic blues oriented hard rock album. One of the decades best efforts and one of my all time favourite hard rock albums. This one sits perfect between the more bluesy Whitesnake and the more commercial breakthrough album 1987. Without a doubt in my mind the best Whitesnake album. Standing In The Shadow, Love Ain't No Stranger, Give Me More Time, All Or Nothing are all spectacular but the best track of the album must be Guilty Of Love.
||Date: February 21, 2008 at 18:28|
|These tunes kick ass!!! This is a must have for rock fans of all kinds. Go get it.......
||Date: January 21, 2011 at 2:16|
|Still stands the test of time. the hits we all know, However give All or Nothing a listen...very good song.
||Date: January 21, 2011 at 18:39|
|AGREE! "Hungry For Love" is the sleeper track for me, it rocks.
||Date: January 21, 2011 at 19:22|
|Guilty of Love is my favourite off this one. Love Ain't No Stranger, Slide It In, Spit It Out and Give Me More Time are all classics too. In fact, I'd say this is my favourite Whitesnake album.
|From: hair metal again
||Date: June 14, 2011 at 12:50|
|fantastic hard rock release that stands the test of time.Coverdale here achieves the perfect balance between the bluesy hard rock and the comercial hooks needed to have success!ALL the songs are great and catchy and there is a party vibe all over.this is a total masterpiece and maybe WHITESNAKE s best release
||Date: October 26, 2011 at 18:49|
|What first comes to my mind is who likes RAINBOW or AC/DC does like this too. I like them all only very mediocre. But everything of those are no bad (late 70s/early 80s) bluesy hard rock.
||Date: October 26, 2011 at 18:57|
|I'm more a "hairsprayed pop-metal" lover as Blue Charvel states so well ,) However, the most-mentioned songs "Guilty of love" & mostly "Love is no stranger" are my favourites, followed by the AC/DC-alikes "Slide it in" & "Spit it out".
|From: rick kerch vzla
||Date: November 22, 2015 at 12:46|
|This one's a top notch album and one of the band's most interesting ones for sure previous to the big commercial time they had in mid/late 80's...my fave tracks in here are 1,2,3,5,6,8 & 10 .88/100
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