Long Cold Winter

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For the Laura Ingalls Wilder novel, see The Long Winter.
Long Cold Winter
Studio album by Cinderella
Released May 21, 1988
Recorded Recorded & mixed at Bearsville Studios, Bearsville, New York;
Overdubs recorded at Kajem Studios, Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
Genre Glam Metal, blues rock
Length 43:51
Label Mercury (USA)
Vertigo (Europe)
Producer Andy Johns, Tom Keifer, Eric Brittingham
Cinderella chronology
Night Songs
(1986)
Long Cold Winter
(1988)
Heartbreak Station
(1990)

Long Cold Winter is the second studio album by American glam metal band Cinderella. It was released in 1988 on Mercury Records.

Background[edit]

With Long Cold Winter, Cinderella started to move away from the glam metal music of their previous album and into a more blues rock-oriented direction, akin to early 1970s Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Humble Pie, Bad Company, and Deep Purple.[1][2]

The record reached No. 10 in the US and became double-platinum for shipping 2 million copies in the US by the end of the year, just as their debut album Night Songs had done earlier. It was later certified triple platinum.[3]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[2]
Rock Hard (de) 8.5/10[4]
Classic Rock 8/10 stars[5]

In 2005, Long Cold Winter was ranked number 457 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.[6]

Singles[edit]

The album features four singles, which all charted in the US. "Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)", which was to be Cinderella's highest-charting single, reached No. 12, "The Last Mile", reached No. 36, "Coming Home" reached No. 20, and "Gypsy Road" hit No. 51, a year after the release of the album.[7]

Track listing[edit]

All songs are written by Tom Keifer, except where noted. (Copyright Eve Songs, Inc. & Chappell & Co.-ASCAP)

  1. "Bad Seamstress Blues/Fallin' Apart at the Seams" - 5:19
  2. "Gypsy Road" - 3:55
  3. "Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)" - 5:56
  4. "The Last Mile" - 3:51
  5. "Second Wind" - 3:59
  6. "Long Cold Winter" - 5:24
  7. "If You Don't Like It" - 4:10 (Tom Keifer/Eric Brittingham; Eve Songs, Inc.-Chappell & Co., Brittingham Music & PolyGram Music Publishing Inc.)
  8. "Coming Home" - 4:56
  9. "Fire and Ice" - 3:22
  10. "Take Me Back" - 3:17

Personnel[edit]

Cinderella[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Andy Johns, Tom Keifer and Eric Brittingham
  • Engineered by Thom Cadley, Ryan Dorn and Andy Johns
  • Mixed by Steve Thompson, Michael Barbiero and George Cowan

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[3] 3× Platinum 3,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Huey, Steve. "Cinderella - Long Cold Winter review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-09-26. 
  2. ^ a b Neely, Kim (3 November 1988). "Cinderella - Long Cold Winter". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2006-08-26. Retrieved 2011-09-26. 
  3. ^ a b "American album certifications – Cinderella – Long Cold Winter". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  4. ^ Stratmann, Holger. "Rock Hard". issue 28. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Barton, Geoff (January 2011). "Cinderella - Long Cold Winter". Classic Rock 153. London, UK: Future plc. p. 113. 
  6. ^ [...], Rock Hard (Hrsg.). [Red.: Michael Rensen. Mitarb.: Götz Kühnemund] (2005). Best of Rock & Metal die 500 stärksten Scheiben aller Zeiten. Königswinter: Heel. p. 25. ISBN 3-89880-517-4. 
  7. ^ a b c "Cinderella Album & Song Chart History | Billboard.com". billboard.com. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "Long Cold Winter - Cinderella | Billboard.com". billboard.com. Retrieved May 16, 2011. 

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