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Live... in the Heart of the City

  (Redirected from the Heart of the City) the Heart of the City is a 1980 live album by English rock band Whitesnake. Originally released as a double-vinyl album, and double-play cassette, it utilises recordings made in 1978 and 1980. The album charted at number 5 on the UK Albums Chart,[3] and number 146 on the Billboard 200.[4] the Heart of the City
Cover art by Jeff Cummins
Live album by
Released3 November 1980
Recorded23 November 1978, 23 and 24 June 1980 at the Hammersmith Odeon, London
LabelLiberty/EMI (UK and Germany)
Mirage/Atlantic (North America)
Polydor (Japan)
United Artists (Rest of the world)
ProducerMartin Birch
Whitesnake chronology
Ready an' Willing
(1980) the Heart of the City
Come an' Get It
Live at Hammersmith cover
1978 live LP.
1978 live LP.
Singles from the Heart of the City
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal5/10[2]

Sides 1 and 2 of the vinyl are from recordings made with the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio at the Hammersmith Odeon, during the band's 1980 World Tour. Sides 3 and 4 are from a 1978 recording, previously released only in Japan as Live at Hammersmith.[citation needed]

The first UK CD version (EMI CZD 94) was a 2-CD set, issued in 1988, in what is now known as a 'fat-boy' double-CD case. Sides 1 and 2 of the 2-LP set were CD1; sides 3 and 4 were CD2.[citation needed]

The later 1994 release was a single CD version, the 1978 recording of "Come On" being dropped to match the restrictive running-time of the single CD.[citation needed] the Heart of the City has since been remastered and was released in March 2007 as a 2-CD set (in a slimline double-CD case), once again featuring all the tracks of the original album, together with a 1980 recording of "Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City" as a bonus track.[citation needed]

The sleeve-art is by British artist Jeff Cummins.[citation needed]


Track listingEdit

Live in the Heart of the City (23/24 June 1980)Edit

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)From the albumLength
1."Come On"David Coverdale, Bernie MarsdenSnakebite (1978)3:38
2."Sweet Talker"Coverdale, MarsdenReady an' Willing (1980)4:16
3."Walking in the Shadow of the Blues"Coverdale, MarsdenLovehunter (1979)5:00
4."Love Hunter"Coverdale, Micky Moody, MarsdenLovehunter10:41
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)From the albumLength
5."Fool for Your Loving"Coverdale, Moody, MarsdenReady an' Willing4:58
6."Ain't Gonna Cry No More"Coverdale, MoodyReady an' Willing6:21
7."Ready an' Willing"Coverdale, Moody, Neil Murray, Jon Lord, Ian PaiceReady an' Willing4:46
8."Take Me with You"Coverdale, MoodyTrouble (1978)6:28

Live at Hammersmith (23 November 1978)Edit

Side three
No.TitleWriter(s)From the albumLength
1."Come On"Coverdale, MarsdenSnakebite3:32
2."Might Just Take Your Life" (Deep Purple cover)Coverdale, Ritchie Blackmore, Lord, PaiceBurn (1974)4:55
3."Lie Down"Coverdale, MoodyTrouble3:33
4."Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City" (Bobby Bland cover)Michael Price, Dan WalshSnakebite6:38
Side four
No.TitleWriter(s)From the albumLength
5."Trouble"Coverdale, MarsdenTrouble4:56
6."Mistreated" (Deep Purple cover)Coverdale, BlackmoreBurn10:40






Country Organization Year Sales
UK BPI 1987 Platinum (+ 300,000)[6]


  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Whitesnake – Live in the Heart of the City review". AllMusic. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 411. ISBN 978-1-894959-31-5.
  3. ^ a b c "Whitesnake – Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Live ... In The Heart Of The City Billboard Albums". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Album – Whitesnake, Live ... In The Heart Of The City". Media Control Charts. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Search for Artist Whitenake". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 26 April 2015.