Episode #131 – Whitesnake – Live… in the Heart of the City


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Lead up to the Album:

  • Live In The Heart Of The City (June 23-24, 1980)
  • Live At Hammersmith (November 23, 1978)
  • All songs recorded at The Hammersmith Odeon, London.
  • Sides 1 and 2 were done with the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio at the Hammersmith Odeon. 
  • Sides 3 and 4 are the previously-issued, Japan only, “Live At Hammersmith” which was not released in the UK.

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  • Artwork By [Cover Painting] – Jeff Cummins
  • Design – Shoot That Tiger!
    • Over 1,000 entries on Discogs
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    • Covers for Status Quo, Black Sabbath (Live at Last), Alkatrazz, Motorhead and many more
  • Photography [Back Cover] – Hiro Ohno
    • Work for early Whitesnake, Iron Maiden (Maiden Japan)
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Album Tracks:

Side One:

  1. Come On
  2. Sweet Talker
  3. Walking In The Shadow Of The Blues
  4. Love Hunter

Side Two:

  1. Fool For Your Loving
  2. Ain’t Conna Cry No More
  3. Ready An’ Willing
  4. Take Me With You

Side Three:

  1. Come On
  2. Might Just Take Your Life
  3. Lie Down
  4. Ain’t No Love In The HEart Of The City

Side Four:

  1. Trouble
  2. Mistreated

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Reception and Review

  • Charted at number 5 on the UK charts and number 146 on the Billboard 200.
  • From Jorg: “There is a clipping that says “release on Oct 20”. I’m not sure if that happened, I think it was postponed to November 3.”
  • Jorg: “Japanese release was Dec 5th, I don’t have a date for the US.”
  • Jorg: “The release caused some negative reactions from people who bought the Japanese “Live At Hammersmith” as import some monthes earlier and now they had to buy that 1978 part again. The Japanese release only had the 1980 part as single album, I think the North American releases were the same.”

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Episode #129 – Rainbow – On Stage

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Lead up to the Album:

  • It’s a double live album recorded in late 1976 in Germany and Japan during the world tour for “Rising.”
  • The tracks are spliced together from multiple shows.
  • The order of the songs is not the normal order of the setlist because they had to try to fit the longer performances onto the four sides of vinyl.
  • Set list from Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan for December 16, 1976:
    • Jingle Bells (James Lord Pierpont song)
    • Over the Rainbow (Harold Arlen song)
    • Kill the King
    • Mistreated (Deep Purple cover)
    • Sixteenth Century Greensleeves (Preceded by “Greensleeves” intro)
    • Catch the Rainbow (Preceded by “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” intro)
    • Man on the Silver Mountain (with “Lazy” and “White Christmas” intro, “Blues”, and vocal improvisation)
    • Starstruck (Followed by “Man on the Silver Mountain” reprise)
    • Stargazer (Preceded by keyboard solo)
    • Still I’m Sad (The Yardbirds cover) (With drum solo+”1812 Overture”)
    • Do You Close Your Eyes (Preceded by guitar solo)
  • A note from Norman Weischlebaum:
    • Hi Nate,
    • maybe this might be interesting to listeners:
    •  In Rainbow/Dio-Days you always see a Tape Recorder next to RB´s Marshalls.
    • Background:
    • RB was not satisfied with Echo-effectboards that were available at that time.
    • So he brought on his home-based AIWA TP-1011 tape recorder, that had one specific feature:
    • This machine had a socalled „Sound-on-Sound“ button, providing echo effect by pushing just one button that adjusted the tape speed.
    • 19 cm/sec or 9.5 cm/sec = 1/3 sec delay or 2/3 sec delay.
    •  That´s who these guys fixed problems back in those days…
    • Best
    • Norman

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  • Art Direction – Fin Costello
    • The everpresent Deep Purple and rock photographer.
  • Design – Ken Anderson (4)
    • Did album covers for Bill Withers, Sly & The Family STone, and Bing Crosby.
  • Photography By – Dieter Zill*
    • The legendary German photographer.
  • Photography By – Fin Costello
  • Photography By – Watal Asanuma
    • Photography credits for Queen, Elton John, Eric Clapton, The Police
  • Photography By – Watanabe
    • Only credit on Discogs

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Album Tracks:

Side One:

  1. Intro: Over the Rainbow
    • Nuremberg 28 September 1976 (first 1:03)
    • Munich 29 September 1976 (remainder of the song)
  2. Kill The King
    • Nuremberg 28 September 1976 (first 1:03)
    • Munich 29 September 1976 (remainder of the song)
    • This was the first release of the song “Kill the King.”  It was later released in 1978 on “Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll.”
  3. Man on the Silver Mountain
    • Tokyo 16 December 1976 (Afternoon Show)
  4. Blues
    • Tokyo 16 December 1976 (Evening Show)
  5. Starstruck
    • Tokyo 16 December 1976 (Evening Show)
    • Man on the Silver Mountain reprise?
    • Tokyo 16 December 1976 (Afternoon Show)

Side Two:

  1. Catch The Rainbow
    • Osaka 9 December 1976

Side Three:

  1. Mistreated
    • Cologne 25 September 1976

Side Four:

  1. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
    • Tokyo 16 December 1976 (Evening Show)
  2. Still I’m Sad
    • Nuernberg 28 September 1976

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