Japanese-only SHM-CD (Super High Material CD) paper sleeve pressing of this classic 1981 album includes six bonus tracks. SHM-CDs can be played on any audio player and delivers unbelievably high-quality sound. You won't be... more »lieve it's the same CD! Universal. 2008.« less
Japanese-only SHM-CD (Super High Material CD) paper sleeve pressing of this classic 1981 album includes six bonus tracks. SHM-CDs can be played on any audio player and delivers unbelievably high-quality sound. You won't believe it's the same CD! Universal. 2008.
"The title says it all. Every song is a killer. This is what great rock music is suppose to sound like. I think it's one of Whitesnake's best of the early albums and I highly recommend it. Come n' Get this!"
Fantastic Album - Whitesnake's Best
D. Bowles | Planet Earth | 02/05/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Forget the Whitesnake of the mid- to late-80's; this is Whitesnake at it's bluesy, gutsy best. I never found the "commercial" Whitesnake to be as appealing as this, mostly because this music hits me at a visceral level while the "hits" sounded manufactured. Bernie Marsden and Coverdale are both at their best, and there isn't a bad song on the album. Favorites for me are "Don't Break My Heart Again" and "Child Of Babylon". Great listening throughout."
Not a poor man's Foghat...
Chris Jordan | Surrey, B.C. Canada | 12/29/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Couldn't help but notice that comment from another reviewer mentioning a "poor man's Foghat" and while he says it's "almost an insult" he still only gives this CD three stars. This is actually one of the top ten hard rock albums of ALL time. It isn't quite as good as the fantastic "Slide it In" album because Bernie Marsden will never be a Mel Galley or a John Sykes, but Mickey Moody is great on here and I think Moody even played on Slide It In if I'm not mistaken, before he parted ways with Coverdale over the more and more "mainstream" American direction Coverdale was going. Nevertheless, Coverdale himself has always said that this album was the best one among the pre shred guitar American releases that began with "Slide It In". Actually, I don't even thing "Slip of the Tongue" or the "1987" Whitesnake albums are as good as this. There's six songs on here that are among the all around best blues metal tracks ever written: "Lonely Days...", "Don't Break My Heart", "Would I Lie To You"?... (yes, you little tramp), "Girl" and "Come an' Get It". An excellent release. It was around this time that David Coverdale was really being publicly derated by UK media for being sexist! Ha ha!"
Tawny Kitaen is Nowhere in Sight
Graboidz | Westminster, Maryland | 04/24/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"You remember "Whitesnake" right? The guys that made such a huge splash in the hair metal world with their self-titled album featuring tunes like "Here I Go Again", "Is This Love" and "Still of the Night"? Few folks familiar with that album may know that "Whitesnake" had been putting out disks regularly for a decade by the time they discovered spandex and hairspray. "Come an' Get It" was their 5th album and their Deep Purple roots are still showing. "Come an' Get It" is full of great bluesy late 70's type rock tunes. David Coverdale has a great voice for rock n' roll, and it's put to it's most effective use on "Come an' Get It". The title track is great, "Child of Babylon" and "Girl" show his range and power. He's got the type of seasoned smoky vocal that only a two-pack a day habit can bring with time. The guitar work by Micky Moody and Bernie Marsden (at times channeling the spirit of B.B. King) layer each song with a nice wall of sound. Neil Murray's bass lines crackle on most tunes, and are worth the price of the disk alone. If you are a fan of "Whitesnake" for their hair metal album, pick up this disk and check out the band's early sound. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised."