|1. Young Blood (2007 Digital Remaster)|
|2. Rough An' Ready (2007 Digital Remaster)|
|3. Bloody Luxury (2007 Digital Remaster)|
|4. Victim Of Love (2007 Digital Remaster)|
|5. Crying In The Rain (1982 Version) (2007 Digital Remaster)|
|6. Here I Go Again (2007 Digital Remaster)|
|7. Love An' Affection (2007 Digital Remaster)|
|8. Rock An' Roll Angels (2007 Digital Remaster)|
|9. Dancing Girls (2007 Digital Remaster)|
|10. Saints An' Sinners (2007 Digital Remaster)|
|11. Young Blood (Monitor Mix/Early Vocal)|
|12. Saints And Sinners (Monitor Mix/ Early Vocal)|
|13. Soul Survivor (Unfinished, Unreleased Song)|
The combination of former Deep Purple frontman David Coverdale's enormously wide-ranging sandpaper voice and guitarists Mel Galley and Mickey Moody is superb on raw blues-rock numbers like "Victim Of Love" and the classic "Crying In The Rain", as well as on power ballads like "Here I Go Again" (the original version, not the re-recorded pop metal version from the "1987" album).
There is barely a weak track on this fine album - "Love An' Affection" and "Rock An' Roll Angels" are both irrestistable, sing-along barroom boogie, equal parts Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith at their most pop radio friendly. "Rough An' Ready" is pure raunchy machismo. And "Saints & Sinners" also features one of the band's most underrated songs (it doesn't feature on any album other than this one, not even the double-disc "Silver Anniversary" anthology): "Bloody Luxury" is an irrestistable slice of melodious hard rock, boosted by fierce boogie piano playing by Jon Lord, who also plays his customary organ on several tracks.
This is a fine collection of classic AOR, big blues-and-boogie rifs and great hooks, and it is definitely among the best three or four Whitesnake albums (along with "Ready An' Willing" and "Slide It In").
On this release you get the original versions of both "Crying in the rain" and "Here I go again" which Coverdale & Co re-recorded for the "1987" album. These original versions are better! "Bloody luxury" is a piano driven rock 'n' roll song, similar to "Wine women an' song" from the album "Come an' get it". There's also a couple of fast rhythm & blues based tracks like "Rough an' ready" and "Love an' affection". In "Rock and roll angels" as well as "Young blood", they guys are going for straight rock with no frills, and in the great "Victim of love" and "Dancing girls", they slow things down a bit but surely keeping the groove. This album should not be over looked.