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Sail Away
Great White
Sail Away
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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All Artists: Great White
Title: Sail Away
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Volcano
Release Date: 5/10/1994
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Glam, Pop Metal, Hard Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 614223108025

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Great White - 'Sail Away' (Zoo Entertainment)
Mike Reed | USA | 02/12/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Notice that on 'Sail Away',the band is trying to recapture their formula that put them near the top of their heap in the '80's.A major downfall for them is it didn't fly.However,both long time and new fans JUST might like what they hear on this disc.Vocalist Jack Russell is in fine form as the rest of the guys are too,as for their playing.As for the tunes,there are some good ones,like "All Right",the bluesy "Mothers Eyes","Gone With The Wind" and "Livin' In The USA".If you're looking for an outstanding lp like their 'Once Bitten' or 'Hooked',you won't find it here."
Complements Psycho City Perfectly
C. Files | Stratford, CT USA | 07/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm a big GW fan... liked "Once Bitten Twice Shy" at the time, but didn't really get into them until I was given a copy of Psycho City, which I thought was great, and then I went back and collected their previous three releases (I've only gone as far back as Once Bitten).

I love GW for their blues-based rock'n'roll with the perfect combination of guitars, rhythm section, vocals, and frequent piano use. Psycho City was a fantastic album with some edgier stuff mixed in with some mellower bluesy tracks, and I had high hopes for this album when it came out. I was surprised when the first track on the album was a slow number, and even more surprised when the second one was a ballad also. In total there are five songs-of-the-slower-variety ("Mother's Eyes," "Cryin," "Alone," "Gone with the Wind," and "If I Ever"), but they're all fantastic, emotional, bluesy ballads of the sort that only Great White can do. Powerful stuff.

The songs that do rock ("Momma Don't Stop," "All Right," "Sail Away," and "Living in the USA") are primarily acoustic, but they rock just the same. There aren't any heavier songs like "Step on You" or "Psycho City", but the songs that are here stand on their own merit. I think GW's choice of a more toned-down, mostly acoustic album made for a perfect companion to the heavier Psycho City, and I think it was a fairly bold move for them to take a step in a different direction instead of just restricting their amazing rock 'n' roll song-writing talents to 'more of the same'.

These two albums together I think present a perfect picture of what Great White are all about and what they are capable of."
Fantastic change of pace from a terribly underrated band
Roger Lewis | Chardon, OH United States | 06/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What a wonderful album. I found it to be a great follow-up to Psycho City (my favorite GW album), as it slowed things down considerably. Several other commenters have gone into great detail, so I really don't need to now, but suffice it to say that out of over 1000 CDs I own, this is one of only a few that I could play in an endless loop.

The only negative comment I could possibly make about this CD is that it contains only 10 songs. Considering the groove they were in during the recording, I wish they had done at least 4 or 5 more. My least favorite tune is probably "Mother's Eyes", but that is admittedly like saying that out of a garage full of sports cars, I like the Corvette the least.

The first time I heard the album in 1994 I actually didn't really care for it much, since I probably was expecting Pyscho City Part II, but after a couple of spins, I completely "got it". In retrospect, this should have been played all over the radio, but thanks to the bland, spoiled, and unexplainably-rebellious grunge scene it had a really short radio run.

Fans of unplugged music may want to avoid this one, however, since they may never want to listen to their other "official" unplugged albums again..."