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Since reuniting in January 07’ to perform a benefit concert, GREAT WHITE has moved forward and hit the studio for their first album in 8 years. “It’s just like old times,” states lead singer, Jack Russell. “There’s a bond that forms between people that is very special. I’ve missed my friends.”
2007 marks GREAT WHITE’s 25th Anniversary, so original members Jack Russell (vocals), Mark Kendall (lead Guitar), Audie Desbrow (drums), Michael Lardie (Guitar/keyboards) and Sean McNabb (bass) have been in studio the last few months writing and recording. “Back To The Rhythm” the resulting new album was mixed, produced, and engineered by band member Michael Lardie while collectively all are adding their sounds to the mix. “The new songs sound fresh to me, very GREAT WHITE, but with an approach of what we sound like in a live performance situation,” explains Michael Lardie. “Kendall and I are having fun channelling our Stones roots and playing off each other in the Richards/Woods tradition.”
The Southern California blues Hard Rock band first took a bite out of the rock scene in 1984 and since then has achieved worldwide success, encompassing sales of over six million records. They received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance for the song "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" and earned a double platinum certification for the album “…Twice Shy”.
The soulful, blues-based signature sound that turned songs like "Face The Day", "Rock Me" and "Save Your Love" into international hits, can also be found on the new songs which are currently being mixed by the band’s keyboard player Michael Lardie.
The late 80's were boom years for the band, marked by non-stop touring with some of the biggest bands of the era and playing also in Europe and Japan. GREAT WHITE recorded two more albums for Capitol — “Hooked”, which was certified gold and “Psycho City”.
Although Capitol issued a Best Of compilation in 1993, GREAT WHITE had already departed the label to begin work on their next studio release, “Sail Away”, released on Zoo Records in 1994 supporting it with relentless touring, their next release, “Let It Rock” in 1996.
GREAT WHITE then released on Portrait Records “Can’t Get There from Here” was released in 1999 and is the band’s last studio opus thus far.
“Back To The Rhythm” will be released in lavish digipak edition on Frontiers Records (Bonnier Amigo/Zink Music) on August 31st 2007 with the following track-listing (click on the links for sound-samples):
11. 30 Days In The Hole (exclusive bonus track for the Frontiers Records version)
12. Just Yesterday
The band is currently working on settling a few live dates in Europe. Stay tuned for more news!