Sail Away (Great White album)

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Sail Away
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Studio album by
Released10 May 1994
RecordedFebruary 1994
StudioTotal Access Recording, Redondo Beach, California
GenreBlues rock
Length42:38
LabelZoo Entertainment
ProducerAlan Niven, Michael Lardie
Great White chronology
The Best of Great White: 1986–1992
(1993)
Sail Away
(1994)
Stage
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal4/10[2]

Sail Away is the seventh studio album by the American hard rock band Great White, released in 1994. It was a much mellower effort, dominated by acoustic guitars and laid back performances. Clarence Clemons of the E Street Band plays the sax solo on "Gone with the Wind". This is the band's first and only recording with bassist Teddy Cook, as well as their first release for Zoo Entertainment. The original issue came with a bonus CD entitled Anaheim Live. Though these CD's state that the bonus disc was part of a limited edition pressing, no other pressings on CD were made without Anaheim Live, likely because of the poor sales of the album.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."A Short Overture"Mark Kendall, Michael Lardie, Tony Montana, Alan Niven, Jack Russell0:37
2."Mother's Eyes"Teddy Cook, Niven, Russell3:34
3."Cryin'"Kendall, Lardie, Niven, Russell4:39
4."Momma Don't Stop"Cook, Lardie, Niven3:46
5."Alone"Kendall, Lardie, Niven, Russell5:43
6."All Right"Lardie, Niven4:33
7."Sail Away"Kendall, Niven4:47
8."Gone With The Wind"Lardie, Niven5:01
9."Livin' In The U.S.A."Lardie, Niven, Russell5:32
10."If I Ever Saw A Good Thing"Tony Joe White4:23
Total length:42:35

Anaheim Live track listing[edit]

Recorded on the Westwood One Mobile, July 24, 1993, at the Celebrity Theatre in Anaheim, California. Engineered by Biff Dawes, Doug Field, Phillip Kneebone & Dennis Mays.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Call It Rock N' Roll"Mark Kendall, Jack Russell, Alan Niven, Michael Lardie, Tony Montana4:01
2."All Over Now"Kendall, Niven, Lardie4:56
3."Love Is A Lie"Kendall, Lardie, Niven, Russell7:24
4."Old Rose Motel"Lardie, Niven6:45
5."Babe (I'm Gonna Leave You)"Anne Bredon, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant7:18
6."Rock Me"Kendall, Russell, Niven, Lardie7:46
7."Once Bitten Twice Shy"Ian Hunter5:46
Total length:43:56

Personnel[edit]

Great White[edit]

  • Jack Russell - lead and backing vocals
  • Mark Kendall - lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Michael Lardie - rhythm guitar, banjo, sitar, keyboards, backing vocals, percussion, producer, arranger, engineer
  • Teddy Cook - bass, third guitar, backing vocals
  • Audie Desbrow - drums

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Alan Niven - additional guitars, backing vocals, percussion, producer, arranger
  • Clarence Clemons - saxophone on "Gone with the Wind"
  • Suzie Katayama - cello

Production[edit]

  • Biff Dawes, Doug Field, Jared Johnson, Philip Kneebone, Dennis Mays - engineers
  • George Marino - mastering

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
1994 Billboard 200 (USA)[4] 168

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
1994 "Sail Away" Mainstream Rock (USA)[5] 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ Demalon, Tom. "Great White Sail Away review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 August 2007). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 3: The Nineties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 178. ISBN 978-1-894959-62-9.
  3. ^ "Great White - Sail Away". Sleaze Roxx. Retrieved 12 March 2011.
  4. ^ "Sail Away Billboard Albums". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 12 March 2011.
  5. ^ "Sail Away Billboard Singles". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 12 March 2011.