Heartbreak Station

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Heartbreak Station
Studio album by Cinderella
Released November 20, 1990
Recorded 1990
Genre Hard rock, glam metal, blues rock, heavy metal[1]
Length 53:22
Label Mercury (USA)
Vertigo (Europe)
Producer John Jansen & Tom Keifer
Cinderella chronology
Long Cold Winter
(1988)
Heartbreak Station
(1990)
Live Train to Heartbreak Station
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[3]

Heartbreak Station is the third studio album by American rock band Cinderella, released in 1990 through Mercury Records. It hit #19 in the US and went platinum for shipping a million albums there the same year.[4] The band's two previous efforts, Night Songs and Long Cold Winter, had both gone double platinum and reaching triple during the 1990s,[5] and had each landed in the US top ten while featuring a US top 20 hit, Heartbreak Station achieved none of these things. Vocalist Tom Keifer has stated on several occasions that this is his favorite Cinderella record[citation needed]. The album featured three singles, which were "Shelter Me", hitting #36 in the US, the title track, which made #44, and "The More Things Change", which didn't chart. If compared to the two previous records, this album presents some differences in its musical style, being more oriented towards blues heavy hard rock instead of glam metal and being more evidently influenced by The Rolling Stones and Aerosmith.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs are written by Tom Keifer, except for "Love's Got Me Doin' Time" by Tom Keifer/Eric Brittingham.

  1. "The More Things Change" – 4:22
  2. "Love's Got Me Doin' Time" – 5:19
  3. "Shelter Me" – 4:47
  4. "Heartbreak Station" – 4:28
  5. "Sick for the Cure" – 3:59
  6. "One for Rock and Roll" – 4:29
  7. "Dead Man's Road" – 6:38
  8. "Make Your Own Way" – 4:15
  9. "Electric Love" – 5:23
  10. "Love Gone Bad" – 4:20
  11. "Winds of Change" – 5:34

Album credits[edit]

Other musicians:

  • The Memphis Horns: Andrew Love saxophone, Dennis Ruello baritone saxophone, Wayne Jackson trumpet
  • Jay Levin - steel guitar
  • Jay Davidson - saxophone, piano
  • Ken Hensley - organ
  • Rod Roddy - keyboards
  • Brian O'Neal - keyboards
  • Rick Criniti - keyboards
  • Bashiri Johnson - percussion
  • Roy McDonald - programming
  • Elaine Foster, Sharon Foster, Tara Pellerin, Carla Benson, Evette Benton, Curtis King, Brenda King, Tawatha Agee, Eric Troyer - backing vocals

Studio crew: Bobby Schumann - Guitars, J. Harman - Drums

  • Produced by John Jansen and Tom Keifer
  • Engineered by Gary Lyons

Charts and certifications[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Billboard Hot 100[7]
1990 Shelter Me 36
1991 The More Things Change
1991 Heartbreak Station 44

Other[edit]

Little Richard played a preacher in the video of "Shelter Me".

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.allmusic.com/album/r3993
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ a b "American album certifications – Cinderella – Heartbreak Station". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  5. ^ "American album certifications – Cinderella". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  6. ^ "Heartbreak Station - Cinderella | Billboard.com". billboard.com. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Cinderella Album & Song Chart History | Billboard.com". billboard.com. Retrieved 16 May 2011.