Backing vocals on all tracks are by The Fabulosa Brothers (Not the brothers
that David was the vocalist in before joining Purple though!), with
the exception of "Slow an' Easy" which features The Big 'Eads namely:
Jimmy, Ben, Erik, Baru-Baru, Jools, Jane, Mel, Cozy and David. Say no more!
Produced and mixed by Martin 'Big Ears' Birch.
Moody left soon after the recording of the album was finished.
He was replaced by Sykes who did some overdubs for the US
release (see below).
Whitesnake had changed the line up from their last album Saints and Sinners.
DC brought in some good musicians in Mel Galley, Cozy Powell and Colin
Hodgkinson. At first the album was to be produced by E. Kramer but the
result was not good enough for Mr. Coverdale so old producer Marin Birch did
the production. DC also had some troat complications so the album was
delayed a lot. In order to have a new release before their Donington
apperance (August 83) they actually rush-released the single "Guilty of
love/Gambler" with the E. Kramer production. It's quite different from the
album version - I think it's better!
Mel Galley contributed a lot in the writing process and his melodic songs
really made some impact on this record. There are some really outstanding
songs on the album and DC is in good form (although he now sings in a higher
tone than before). The playing from the new boys are well, but the
production is a bit dull (the sound on the US Remix album is better). You
can hear a lot of Jon Lord, especially in the intros and outros but also in
I think this is one of the best albums by Whitesnake and the songs "Love
ain't no stranger", "Slow an' easy" and "Guilty of love" are classics.
This line up never performed the songs live and Sykes changed the scene a
bit when he joined. This is the last abum of "the old Whitesnake", after
this the US influence came........
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