GREAT WHITE - 30 Years: Live From The Sunset Strip (2013)
I bet guitarist Mark Kendall never dreamed, back in 1983, when Don Dokken & Michael Wagener produced GREAT WHITE's first recording, that his band went on to become one of the most successful acts from the Californian Sunset Strip area.
For 3 decades Great White plodded along with their hair metal meets blues formula, releasing quality albums regardless of the current commercial trends, and celebrated by going 'home' to play a show at Hollywood's Key Club.
The result is "30 Years; Live From The Sunset Strip", a recording with a real feel-good vibe and emotion.
After receiving energizing shock treatments with 'Elation' last year, their first album to feature new singer Terry Ilous, the band is on a mission to capture hearts and groins once again, this time with an inspiring live release.
Chunky riffs and catchy rhythms spark life in a handful of favourites, thus proving durability of the bands material. The end result is absolutely heart-warming, even though the set itself holds little surprises.
Still, no grudges will be held, especially since the album shows the band in respectable form, enjoying their music to the full: Great White are a praiseworthy live band.
Ilous stands proud in his vocal duties and there are enough times you think you're listening to original singer Jack Russell himself.
Even the most die hard Russell fan will have to admit that Terry Ilous holds most of the cards in this affair - former XYZ singer does a great job tackling all the heavyweights, delivering them with a bellyful of fire and emotion.
And yes, with a voice filled with character and charisma, Terry settles down like a duck to water on numbers like “Rock Me” or the driving opener “Desert Moon”. To avoid any dilemma, it is safe to say that Great White’s anthems get a fitting facelift with Ilous on board.
"30 Years; Live From The Sunset Strip" has a true live feeling, almost overdub-free to preserve Great White's hot stage sound.
A much welcomed testament of Great White revving the motor and laying down the rubber in a fashion that will hearten long time fans.
01 - Desert Moon
02 - Lady Red Light
03 - Face The Day
04 - House Of Broken Love
05 - Save Your Love
06 - Mista Bone
07 - The Big Goodbye
08 - Back To The Rhythm
09 - Rock Me
10 - Can’t Shake It
11 - Once Bitten Twice Shy
Terry Ilous (vocals)
Mark Kendall (guitar)
Michael Lardie (guitar, keyboards)
Scott Snyder (bass)
Audie Desbrow (drums) Disponible sólo a los usuarios