Long Cold Winter
|Long Cold Winter|
|Studio album by Cinderella|
|Released||May 21, 1988|
|Recorded||Recorded & mixed 1987-1988 at Bearsville Studios, Bearsville, New York;
Overdubs recorded at Kajem Studios, Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
|Producer||Andy Johns, Tom Keifer, Eric Brittingham|
|Singles from Long Cold Winter|
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.
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.
|Rock Hard (de)||8.5/10|
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.
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.
All songs are written by Tom Keifer, except where noted
- "Bad Seamstress Blues/Fallin' Apart at the Seams" - 5:19
- "Gypsy Road" - 3:55
- "Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)" - 5:56
- "The Last Mile" - 3:51
- "Second Wind" - 3:59
- "Long Cold Winter" - 5:24
- "If You Don't Like It" - 4:10 (Brittingham/Keifer)
- "Coming Home" - 4:56
- "Fire and Ice" - 3:22
- "Take Me Back" - 3:17
- Tom Keifer - electric, acoustic and steel guitars, harmonica, vocals
- Jeff LaBar - guitar (lead guitar on "Falling Apart at the Seams" and "Coming Home")
- Eric Brittingham - bass, backing vocals
- Fred Coury - drums (not on the album)
- Jay Levin - steel guitar
- Joseph Starns, Cozy Powell, Denny Carmassi - drums
- Rick Criniti - piano, organ, synthesizer
- Kurt Shore, John Webster - keyboards
- Paulinho Da Costa - percussion
- 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
|United States (RIAA)||3× Platinum||3,000,000^|
^shipments figures based on certification alone
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