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Artist: Great White

Title: Rising

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Great White Rising Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 2009

Label: Frontiers (Italy)

Catalog Number: FR CD 407


Jack Russell vocals
Michael Lardie guitars, keyboards
Mark Kendall guitars
Scott Snyder bass
Audie Desbrow drums


1.  Situation  5:00   Listen
2.  All or Nothin  5:20   Listen
3.  I Don't Mind  5:20   Listen
4.  Shine  5:54   Listen
5.  Loveless  5:40   Listen
6.  It Is Enough  4:15   Listen
7.  Last Chance  4:12   Listen
8.  Danger Zone  4:37   Listen
9.  Down on the Level  4:04   Listen
10.  Only You Can Do  5:03   Listen
11.  My Sanctaury  5:37   Listen
12.  Let's Spend the Night Together  3:48   Listen
Total Running Time:  58:50

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Existing comments about this CD

From: juan carlos Date: March 17, 2009 at 16:43
I was never a big fan of Great White and this new one is an Average/ok Hardrock, too many songs that sounds dated, 70s and very laid back IMO. "All or Nothin" "I Don't Mind" "Loveless" are my faves. 7.5/10

From: the rocker Date: March 20, 2009 at 9:52
i've always been a fan of great white. and unlike their peers, imo, have not put out a bad cd.i like when they rock, but they can put out fine laid back tunes aswell. bluesy laid back rockers and ballads. great cd.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: March 20, 2009 at 14:00
I've got no beef with Great White. But I heard one of the new songs, came in on the middle of it, something about "that's how I roll," a nd thought it was some watered-down pop-country 'burb-billy music.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: March 20, 2009 at 14:00
I've got no beef with Great White. But I heard one of the new songs, came in on the middle of it, something about "that's how I roll," a nd thought it was some watered-down pop-country 'burb-billy music.

From: Rob Date: April 9, 2009 at 1:41
I'm disappointed in this release after the excellent "Back To The Rhythm". A definite step back. Too many fillers and a ton of mellow tracks. One of my least favorite GW releases.

From: gooup Date: April 14, 2009 at 10:51
Russell's vocals have never sounded smoother, but i do have to agree that i too am tiring from the overabundance of mellower tunes from Great White. I'm a huge fan of Sail Away, which had a great number of mellower tunes. The musicianship on this release is beyond reproach, but i'm still waiting for GW to rip my throat out again. 80/100

From: The Cyborg Date: May 3, 2009 at 22:15
This review is actually a bit hard for me, as I have been a huge fan of GW for years. I honestly think they are one of the best rock bands ever to set foot on stage. Anyone who's seen them perform live knows exactly what I'm talking about - even after 25 years, their live show will still punch you right in the mouth and make you beg for more. I've seen them open for a bunch of "bigger" bands who didn't have a prayer of even matching Great White's performance. That said, I admit I was a bit disappointed with this album, but have to say that the second time through it hooked me quite a bit more. Still, not the best of Great White by far, but pretty consistent with their last 2 studio releases. Like many, I wish GW would kick it up a few notches, but I'm just glad they are still out there making music - even relatively weak GW tunes are better than most of the crap out today, and Rising really only has a few weak tunes.

From: Doug Date: May 28, 2009 at 17:58
I just picked this up. No bad, but not great. Sort of feel like they should have added about 2-3 more songs. Also, a bit on the "too mellow" side. Go back and listen to your hard stuff guys and rip it again! We can take it.

From: GlenRavine Date: June 8, 2009 at 18:57
Have always been a fan - I expect average release from these guys, but this DISC is much better than average, its actually as good as anythign they delivered in the 80's. Much much better than their past few releases. Great return.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 27, 2009 at 17:07
Some good and bad comments above but in my case i just love this release...of course time changes in many aspects including Jack's singing.Anyway songs such as "I Don't Mind"(love the beat of the song!),"Loveless","It's Enough","Only You Can Do"(nice mellow song)and the Beatles-ish song "Let's Spend The Night Together" are worth listening.Great White is a band that has struggled with different incidents including a fire in a gig that killed one of his members but still strong enough to face the music with passion and honesty...90/100

From: Metal T Date: September 29, 2009 at 21:00
Jack Russell really oughta give it the h*ll up...

From: CC Date: October 1, 2009 at 8:30
Hey Rick, just to let you know the song 'Lets spend the night together' isnt a Beatles-ish song, its a Rolling Stones-ish song seeing as its a cover of one of their tunes, and imo, differs very little from the original composition.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 8, 2009 at 0:09
Hahahahaha...sorry for the mistake CC...you're right!!!...thanks for the correction dude!!!..cheers!!!

From: metalmastermusic Date: February 14, 2010 at 1:06
Wow really guys....you need to retire after this one after putting out some really good songs years ago..this is the best you could do. I hate to be scathing of an artist but I could not even spend a dime for this release....your fans expect much better. 25/100

From: hair metal again Date: April 21, 2010 at 1:15
i really liked that.once again many good songs ,groovy atmosphere and great white spirit in the air.jack s voice not as the older days,the guitarwork is more simple than i d like ,but overall this is the new GREAT WHITE release and thats a celebration of hair metal,even in our poor days

From: elljam Date: January 26, 2012 at 7:55
Always some good tunes on any Great White album & this also has a few but not enough. "All or nuthin'" is a cool mid-paced rocker & personal favourite "Loveless" has a chorus you only need to hear once & it's in your brain. What's lacking is 2 or 3 harder rocking tracks that would vary the tempo & mix it up a little. I've always loved the seemingly effortless way these guys sing & play, compared to some other hard rock/metal bands who think you have to play at eleven on every song, but on this album they seem to have got stuck in that effortless groove & a "kick up the ass" is needed. Not their best but still better than most.

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