Still trying to recapture the success of the eighties in a time of disinterest in their brand of hard rock, Great White
released their Sail Away
set in 1994. Produced by Alan Niven
and guitarist Michael Lardie
, the band toned things down a bit and, instead, went a more acoustic route for this album.
The strongest influence is clearly classic Led Zeppelin
with lead singer Jack Russell
doing his best to approximate Robert Plant
's bluesy growl and tracks like "Mother's Eyes" and "All Right," mine the acoustic vein marginally well. Better yet are the boogie stomp of "Momma Don't Stop" and the atmospheric title track which features sitar and some percolating percussion. Unfortunately, good intentions only go so far and Sail Away
, while an earnest effort, comes up short on originality and failed to find an audience.