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 album Slip of the Tongue . The track "Blindman" initially from Coverdale's first solo album was re-recorded for this album.

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No. Title Writer (s) Length
1. "Fool for Your Loving"   David CoverdaleMicky MoodyBernie Marsden 4: 17
2. "Sweet Talker" Coverdale, Marsden 3: 38
3. "Ready an ' Willing" Coverdale, Moody, Neil MurrayJon LordIan 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

Mirage Records (a subsidiary of Atlantic Records)

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 PriceDan 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

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