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Artist: Cinderella

Title: Long Cold Winter

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Cinderella Long Cold Winter Album Cover

 

Category: Glam

Year: 1988

Label: Polygram

Catalog Number: 834-612-4

Personnel

Tom Keifer vocals, guitar, piano
Eric Brittingham bass, background vocals
Jeff LaBar guitar
Fred Coury drums

Tracks

1.  Bad Seamstress Blues  
2.  Fallin' Apart At The Seams  
3.  Gypsy Road  
4.  Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)  
5.  The Last Mile  
6.  Second Wind  
7.  Long Cold Winter  
8.  If You Don't Like It  
9.  Coming Home  
10.  Fire And Ice  
11.  Take Me Back  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: T_Money Date: February 2, 2001 at 22:51
Perhaps the Most Underated album in Rock history, Cinderella's Long Cold Winter is, track for track, a classic and a 'must-have' for any Rock collection.

From: TIM Date: June 5, 2001 at 17:51
Amen, Mr. Money

From: Kim Date: October 20, 2001 at 2:08
I never underrated this album, never listen to critics. To me this cd is up there with the best. Not a weak note anywhere.

From: Iza -Cherry Pie Date: October 27, 2001 at 7:35
Yeah,T_Money!!!!!!And nobody plays like them!!! I LOVE this band!!!

From: metal_man73 Date: October 31, 2001 at 19:04
Even though I liked Night Songs better, this was another gem from these guys!'Don't Know What You Got'is one of the greatest ballads. I like piano when it is donr right and it was!

From: joe Date: December 13, 2001 at 6:39
Fallin apart at the seems, Don't know what you got till its gone. It just doesn't get much better that tracks like this.

From: dokken6008 Date: March 25, 2002 at 6:30
'Long Cold Winter' in my opinion, is Cinderella's BEST album of their four studios. It is the most well-balanced musically. The rockers, two very good ballads, mid-tempos--everything. There are maybe one or two tracks on the entire cd that aren't quite up to snuff but the rest are top-notch. 'LCW' is loaded full of catchy & original riffs & interesting beats as proven by tunes like 'Gypsy Road', 'Second Wind' and 'The Last Mile' and the ballads (particularly 'Coming Home') are fantastic. Buy it.

From: Desslar Date: April 5, 2002 at 11:21
Although I haven't heard their first yet, I'll go with this as their best effort. Rockers, ballads, blues - it's got it all. Too bad things went downhill after this.

From: dokken6008 Date: April 8, 2002 at 8:45
No, not completely. 'Heartbreak Station' was a total let-down, yes, but 'Still Climbing' contains some excellent material. Good ballads, fun rockers; I couldn't find a whole lot wrong with 'Still C..'. If you haven't already, you should listen to it. The only thing that I am curious about at this point with Cinderella is when the hell they will release another full length studio album with all-new originals. It has only been, LIKE, eight years--and counting.

From: Desslar Date: April 8, 2002 at 14:30
Cinderella's new album is due out SOMETIME this year, one would guess by the time they head out on the summer tour with Poison. Then again they've been trying to finish that album for the last 3 years.

From: dokken6008 Date: April 9, 2002 at 13:39
I guess we can agree on something, yet it is quite apparent. If Cinderella released a new studio record this year like you said they will, that would be great. If they don't, well........I'm not counting on it that much, either. Buy 'Still Climbing' if you haven't already.

From: TIM Date: April 15, 2002 at 7:15
'The Last Mile' is by far my favorite, but the whole album is excellent. I can't say enough about Night Songs and Long Cold Winter. To me, very few bands come close to these guys.

From: Tom Date: April 20, 2002 at 4:06
I really like Gypsy Road. The main riff in this song is just awesome. Fallin Apart..., Don't Know..., If You Don't Like It, The Last Mile, Second Wind...these are all great songs.

From: jens Date: July 20, 2002 at 1:37
sleaze glam? nah... this was good hard rock, and this is an excellent example thereof. great CD. but well, that was then.

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: July 20, 2002 at 1:39
JENS!....... It's just to bad that it isn't NOW!!!

From: Kim Date: July 20, 2002 at 1:49
Jens. true, that this cd was made many years ago. But to me its still NOW. This cd stands up to all releases made today. Tonight we`re having a `guys`night at a friends place. Eventhough we`re kinda 'ld`now I know, this cd will be played again and again, and as the evening goes by, we will be drinking beer, and playing ``air guitar`` all night. Its a classic and classics never run out of time.

From: Kim Date: July 20, 2002 at 1:50
Jason. do you know what Cinderella is up to now.????

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: July 20, 2002 at 1:53
They are still touring the US right now.

From: Kim Date: July 20, 2002 at 1:55
Do you know if they are about to release some new stuff.?

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: July 20, 2002 at 1:57
KIM, So what you are telling me is, you are about to go out somewhere and party? That is funny to me, because I just got home from doing that very thing and I am going to go to bed and sleep it off! At least for the next 12 hours or so!

From: Kim Date: July 20, 2002 at 2:01
Jason Im just getting started. I`ll be going to a friends cd store. Meeting the other guys, and it will be `BEER`day. Some cool guys will be there. Some guys from the band Iron Fire, and a good friend of mine called Hank Sherman(Mercyful Fate) + other friends. We`ll be partying till we drop. And listen to all the good music from the old days`. Cant wait.

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: July 20, 2002 at 2:02
I don't think that Cinderella has anything in the works right now as far as a new album goes. I haven't heard anything myself anyway.

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: July 20, 2002 at 2:05
I have seen Mercyful Fate! It was about 3 or 4 years ago. You must be about 15 hours ahead of me. Right now it is 2:06am Saturday.

From: Kim Date: July 20, 2002 at 2:09
Nope its 0900 in the morning. Mercyful Fate is a great band. But Kind D`s voice sometimes goes on my nerves.;D THe music is cool though I think.

From: El colebrom Date: August 16, 2002 at 22:24
Hard blues or hard rock?i don't no, but this is a great album.

From: The Fizzy One Date: October 2, 2002 at 12:54
Much more varied than the first album, and not so varied that it takes away from the overall package like the next one will. I like this one, in its own way, as much as Night Songs, thus I gave 'em both 8.5's. The Fizz Picks here are 'Bad Seamstress BLues/Fallin' Apart At the Seams,' 'Don't Know What You Got ...' 'The Last Mile,' 'Comin' Home' and 'Take Me Back.' Now who REALLY played drums on this one?

From: robert Date: October 20, 2002 at 18:25
vaya tela!!! esto es hard rock/blues del bueno de verdad, q sonido, q clase, q buen gusto, me encanta la voz del Tom, me encanta todo, un disco 10 absoluto, magistral!

From: MALLORCA�S ROCK Date: November 25, 2002 at 9:57
Coincido totalmente con Robert es una joya

From: Baris Date: November 26, 2002 at 8:42
What a nice album. My most favourite Cinderella CD. I cannot pick up a special favourite here cuz every song is great, still relevant sound and melodies for today. Makes me feel so happy, esp. after listening to the boring Heartbreak Station. Even if they pose just as a glam band, the music is sth. different, a mixture of rock, blues, country (esp. for Heartbreak Station) soul or southern. Anyway their best album and Night Songs was the second best.

From: Baris Date: November 26, 2002 at 8:42
What a nice album. My most favourite Cinderella CD. I cannot pick up a special favourite here cuz every song is great, still relevant sound and melodies for today. Makes me feel so happy, esp. after listening to the boring Heartbreak Station. Even if they pose just as a glam band, the music is sth. different, a mixture of rock, blues, country (esp. for Heartbreak Station) soul or southern. Anyway their best album and Night Songs was the second best.

From: rob garcia Date: January 17, 2003 at 14:14
HEY MAN!!THIS IS WHAT R N R IS ALL ABOUT.CINDERELLA COME BACK!!!!!!.

From: Gar Date: February 15, 2003 at 6:52
Track for track the best Cinderella album. Even the songs that weren't released as singles were great. Cozy Powel(R.I.P.) played a lot of the drum tracks on this album due to Fred Coury having some kind of injury. The only studio album that Fred played on all the way through was HEARTBREAK STATION.

From: Emilio Date: March 20, 2003 at 14:36
Como Robert y Mallorca's, que mas puedo decir. Lastima que no haya mas grupos como Cinderella. Por cierto que poca gente veo escribir en castellano.

From: 80s metal freak Date: May 3, 2003 at 1:38
They've done it again! As I said in my previous review. Cinderella has got to be the best hair metal band ever, and after the monstrous release that was Night Songs, they come back again two years later and release yet another monstrous heavy and bluesy album that just drips with attitude. While Long Cold Winter may be a little blusier than its predicesor, it doesn't change the fact that Long Cold Winter is without a doubt one DAMN GOOD follow up from the best hair metal band of the 80's!!!!!

From: Richard Date: June 6, 2003 at 22:24
This is must record for every true rock'n'roll fan. Just listen Don't know What You Got (Till It's Gone). Greatest ballads ever made, it can't go better! Every song is great, true classics. I bought this vinyl when it was released and still love it!

From: Axelinger Date: June 12, 2003 at 14:09
I was at the Judas Priest concert in Toronto in '88 when these guys opened for them, and I couldn't believe how utterly dull an opening act could be. It seemed like Keifer used a different guitar for each song, but it didn't help any -- and judging by the overwhelming number of butts glued to the seats and catcalls of, 'Get off the stage!', it was obvious I wasn't the only one whose snores were in danger of drowning out the band. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...

From: WidoMakr Date: June 13, 2003 at 10:00
Axe..I saw them about 90-92...playing with Extreme and David Lee Roth (DLR was TERRIBLE!) but regarding Cinderella, NEVER have I heard a band that was so tight and sounded so close to the sound on their albums (okay maybe the Queensryche Op Mindcrime concert)...the vocals, guitars and timing atleast the night I saw them were near perfect...Maybe Im a little biased seeing how I like just about anything/everything they ever produced but they were awesome that night..Quote the WidoMakr...Never More

From: ultmetal Date: June 13, 2003 at 14:40
I saw Cinderalla a few years ago with Poison, Slaughter and Dokken. Cinderella stole the show! Poison and Slaughter put on a good show as well. It was Dokken who sucked. I swear that Don Dokken's feet must have been stapled to the stage because he didn't move for the entire show. He was also singing out of key, cracking, and generally just having a bad night. (I like Dokken and have seen them several other times where they were good.) In anycase, Cinderella rocked! This CD is a favorite of mine.

From: King James Date: June 16, 2003 at 19:11
It's true! I've never heard a band sound so tight and perfect live like Cinderella. They show what true musical talent is.

From: Dusty Date: July 13, 2003 at 14:35
This is a great cd, one of the best hard rock cds I know! Don't know what you got and if you don't like it are my favourites

From: pablo Date: September 6, 2003 at 7:56
Repitieron la f'rmula del 'Night Songs' solo a medias ya que hay muchos temas blues pero la apuesta les sali' redonda ya que lo vuelven a bordar ,de nuevo mi cancion favorita es una megabalada 'Dont Know What You've Got Till It's Gone' 9,5/10

From: diego angel Date: November 24, 2003 at 17:59
diferente.Tratan de volver a las raices del rock con este disco bastante blues ;AUNQUE NO TANTO como el siguiente.gran cancion gypsy road ,de las pocas bien toneras de cinderella .muy buenas coming home y dont know what you got till its gone .Para amantes del hard rock y el rock n roll tal y como se concibio.

From: Harvey Date: November 26, 2003 at 19:34
Oh to be a fly on the wall when the record label heard this one. Debut album was all AC/DC mega riffage and they follow it with what can only be described as a blues album!...mind you it sold by the truckload. Great stuff. I was 17 when this came out and Tom Keifer was the coolest man alive in our eyes and ears. We all ripped our jeans in replication of his pose on the back cover. Fantastic days!

From: fallen angel Date: December 13, 2003 at 21:50
grandes canciones hay en este disco.desde la vacilonera gypsy road hasta la refeeling don't know what you got till it's gone ;pero coming home sobresale por sobretodas ;es interpretada con verdadera alma rockera,una joya para la historia del rock.

From: Great Dane Date: December 25, 2003 at 16:42
A band who has made only one BAD album, Heartbreak Station, which sucked, and still sucks. Apart from that theyre awesome. Far better than the womating bands like Poison and Motley crue.

From: Dusty Date: December 27, 2003 at 15:53
Heartbreak station isn't bad, you have to take a few listens to like it, but it is good. They certainly weren't better then Motley Crue, just different.

From: Great Dane Date: December 27, 2003 at 19:20
Hey Dusty. Its a matter of taste I guess. I have had this cd 3 times. I bought it, gave it away, bought it, gave it away, and just bought it again. I really try to like it, but ahhhh, I cant stand it. I am a big Cinderella fan though.

From: Fat Freddy Date: January 5, 2004 at 18:20
This album took a LOT of people by surprise because it was so much more mature than NIGHT SONGS. Where a lot of NIGHT SONGS sounded like it was written in five minutes on the back of a cocktail napkin, LONG COLD WINTER was the sound of a band coming into their own sound. I saw them touring this album in 1988 opening for Judas Priest, and even though it was kind of a weird combo, I enjoyed 'em both. Too bad the drunks yelling 'DIE YOU AIDS VICTIMS!' didn't, 'cos they missed some good music!

From: Dean Date: January 7, 2004 at 15:48
Very mature sounding release compared to the first album. The first was just balls out hard rock. On this we find Cinderella feeling very reflective on the past. The rockers even seem a little depressive and even their look got a little more darker. This is one from the 80's that seems to actually get better with age. Killer disc.

From: SeaneLe Date: January 31, 2004 at 2:30
Don't Know What You Got... goshhh..everytime i hear this song, it always take me back in time. i've got so many memory with all cinderella songs but this one is the most memorable.

From: red Date: March 2, 2004 at 19:30
Fantastic album all the way around. Night Songs was good, but this one is just so much better.

From: Katherine Date: April 2, 2004 at 2:53
Used to listen to this one over and over,especially 'The last mile' was always guaranteed to get the blood flowing! Put on a great live show as well although I think it was one of the loudest I remember and at times the lyrics were not discernable.

From: run2u Date: April 13, 2004 at 21:26
INCONMENSURABLE,obligado en cualquier colecci'n de rock n'roll.Ya lo hab'is dicho todo...s'lo quer'a remarcar jaja 10/10. run2u69@hotmail.com

From: fallen angel Date: April 22, 2004 at 22:45
si por algun milagro del destino,un peruano enta a esta pagina ,ke e diga komo puedo enkontrar discos de quireboys ,tuff y tigertailz.en kilka hay una tiende ke tiene mucho hard rock ,pero ni en ee lugar he podido encontrar.cualkier cosa mi correo es diego_firehouse@hotmail.com

From: tutu Date: April 24, 2004 at 7:31
cinderella kicks some serious assssss!

From: pozermaniac Date: May 3, 2004 at 10:55
'Dont know what you've got till it's gone' is a great song but the album is not so good as the first one.Also 'Gypsy Road' & 'Fire & Ice' are really powerfull.My favorite song in this album is 'Coming home'.So memorable!CHECK OUT THE VIDEO!

From: jack Date: May 5, 2004 at 6:40
This album is simply de best after night songs. Don't know what you got(till it's gone) is the best rock/metal ballad in my opinion,after nobody's fool. This ballad is better than any of bon jovi ballad except secret dream(=). A bit bluesier than night songs! Fire and ice is one rocking songs! Tom keifer got the best voice in the business and jeff was probably the best guitarist in that days. [Cinderella is simply the best there is,the best there was and the best there will ever be!]full stop!

From: pozermaniac Date: May 19, 2004 at 18:33
What!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Whats your problem with Bon Jovi anyway man!

From: jack Date: May 20, 2004 at 3:03
i got no problem with bon jovi except that i think their music is original but boring:they should experiment more like cinderella. All bonjovi do is produce ballads which is what they do best and what got them famous. Their music like warrant and white lion,are too pussy and popsy. They are also way overated. But i have to thank em anyway for making cinderella not a fairytale if ya know what i mean!

From: Big Papa K Date: June 25, 2004 at 1:52
This album sees Cinderella shift into more of their blues and roots rock influence. Though many bands have failed doing this before, Cinderella pull it off with hard rocking songs 'Gypsy Road' and 'Fire & Ice' and also the mellower tracks such as 'The Last Mile'. 8/10

From: Dave Date: June 25, 2004 at 22:33
Make no mistake , this album along with Whitesnake's 1987 are two of the most defining moments in hard rock history.

From: Rycheage Date: June 27, 2004 at 15:02
Cinderella took the power of 'Night Songs' and infused some blues-inspired hard rock and presto:'Long Cold Winter'. They work together just fine on 'The Last Mile', 'Bad Seamstress Blues/Fallin' Apart At The Seams' and 'Gypsy Road'. 'Coming Home' is a good up-tempo ballad but they are peerless on 'Don't Know What You Got (Til It's Gone)'. Greta stuff. 9.5/10.

From: Adam Blackheart Date: June 28, 2004 at 11:10
Simply The Best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: jack Date: July 14, 2004 at 10:17
Really is great to hear so many good and positive things and comments about this album from so many people because this album truly deserve it. I don't thing there is much criticism on this album which makes me so happy that cinderella is so appreciated and well-liked. A note is fire and ice which is really the stand out song in this album which has the least good comment about(actually no comment abouut it). Blessed bon jovi for cinderella!

From: Mike Date: July 16, 2004 at 11:48
Lovely album, a great work of hard-rock-meets-blues. The first side is a true classic, with some awesome highlights like 'Fallin' Apart At The Seams' (possibly my favourite Cinderella song ever) and the well known 'Gipsy Road'. Side B is weaker but gets some serious points with the bluesy title track and mostly with the very nice semi-ballad 'Comin' Home'. In a few words, however, this is a must have!

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From: Whiplash1972 Date: July 16, 2004 at 12:05
It would be easier for me to say that the song 'Second Wind' is the only track on this CD that I don't find to be FABULOUS! Every other song on this release is incredible. Keifer and the guys veered away from the glammed-up rock of their first release, and went in a bluesy direction on this one, and in the process, produced a piece of hard rock history.'Gypsy Road' & 'Don't Know What You Got' are definitely my faves, but tracks 2,5,8, & 10 RAWK as well. Essential CD here...

From: Metal Jay Date: August 2, 2004 at 21:09
I have seen these guys twice in the last 5 years. First with Dokken and Great white. Dokken rocked, Great White blew. Jack Russell is an asshole. All he did the whole set was complain. The second time was with Poison, Dokken, and Slaughter. Poison, Dooken and Slaughter all rocked. By far both times Cinderella blew then all away. Great vocals, guitar and showmanship. The double guitar-twists were the shit. I love that stuff man. I wish they would hit Oklahoma city soon. Dallas is too far to go.

From: HARDCORE Date: October 1, 2004 at 2:39
I can't believe you people listen to such pussy music. These guys like all other bands on this iste is a joke.Nu-metal band are much better. And if i want 80's music,i would try thrash metal like megadeth,celtic frost and overkill or true metal like saxon,manowar,blind guardian and iron maiden than people who only sings about girls,sex,love and cars...pathetic! Ac/dc and accept are the only 2 bands on this site that are worthey of being labelled as METAL music.

From: Nick Clarkson Date: October 1, 2004 at 4:49
Ooops Hardcore...didn't realise it was a metal site, I thought it was more concerned with music. To me Long Cold Winter was a bit of a let down when it came out but I must admit but it's aged quite well and sounds better today than it did then I think. Not a bad effort from the chaps.

From: Dave Date: October 1, 2004 at 6:52
Thats good Hardcore,you have made your point now piss off.

From: jack Date: October 5, 2004 at 4:57
Hardcore,i agree with you about thrash metal. I love anthrax,merciful fate,venom,morbid angel,motorhead and megadeth a lot but i wouldn't say hair metal bands or hard rock band is a joke. Nu-metal bands are the joke. Thrash metal got the intensity and power but it lacks the fun and catchy elements in it. That is something that glam and pop metal have. But both thrash and hair metal have something in common talents which is something nu-metal don't.

From: harder Date: October 23, 2004 at 8:37
jack.....O.K.

From: Kryiis Karl Date: November 6, 2004 at 0:21
Kinda agree with you Jack, except regarding nu metal. This genre is full of boring and untalented followers but I think there are some bands that deserve credit. In fact as for many genres, even grunge on which nearly everybody is now spitting on, especially on this site. And it is never a genre that kills another, it is the music industry and medias.

From: Kryiis Karl Date: November 6, 2004 at 2:16
More mature than 1st release. More blues influences, they improved a bit on everything here. One of the very good cd of 88 with no distinction of classification genre.

From: Joan Date: November 11, 2004 at 14:28
Gran disco, (aunque yo tambien coincido con los que opinan que este grupo, como muchos otros, est' un poco sobrevalorado). De todas formas, ahi est'n Don't know what you got, o If you don't like it (que nadie la meciona, y es un temazo!)

From: Propane Date: December 1, 2004 at 11:30
A most excellent piece of art tuned and polished to perfection. This will start hurting your neck after a few listens, though, so only listen to it when you need a workout.

From: rosales Date: February 23, 2005 at 2:08
El MEJOR album de Cinderella!!!, y quiza uno de los mejores albumes en su momento. Un grupo que estuvo de telonero de muchas otras bandas que las superaba por mucho. EXCELENTES baladas y la voz de Tom Keifer es genial. No saben si saldra algo nuevo de ellos??

From: keeper Date: February 23, 2005 at 6:29
Average work , except the exceptional 'Gypsy road'. Nothing else to see here. 3/10

From: orietto Date: February 23, 2005 at 7:16
what's your age keeper ? i'm 35 and i think you should be so young to consider 3/10 this release i gade it 9,5/10

From: Muddley Date: February 23, 2005 at 12:57
Average work.........Goddamn you need to have your ears examined. This is one hell of a cd. One of the best ever in the genre.

From: z4roxx Date: February 23, 2005 at 19:40
Sacred words!!!This is a mega average and overrated band like also Motley Crue,IMO.I prefer Cinderella to Motley Crue but both are really really average and nothin'special to me....

From: Geoff Date: February 24, 2005 at 5:13
I don't like these kinds of vocals, but I think this is a very good hard rock CD. I love the ballad, 'Don't know what you got', overall the guitar is awesome, and to be honest there isn't really a single track here I dislike. Good solid 80's hard rock... I'm just so curious as to know why Orietto thinks that to not like this you have to be young. I'm 25 (Which I hope is relatively young) and I love this disc. What does age have to do with it?? Good music is good music, appreciation is individual

From: orietto Date: February 24, 2005 at 9:28
sorry Geoff but i do not change my mind as i'm sure that to really feel and appreciate releases edit between 1982-1988 you must have 'lived' it to really understand what's that great period it was! anyway i appreciate younger people as you but sorry on 1986 i supposed you were too young to see live-shows mtv videos and all the atmosphere that surrounded our LOVED TUNEZ !

From: z4roxx Date: February 28, 2005 at 0:24
It's definitely my fave Cinderella cd,much more mature and solid than their debut.The ballad'Don't know what you got'is amazing,'The last mile'has a good melodick arrangements and totally I like the disc.Agree with Geoff:guitarist is excellent and shows really a good taste here.Singer is not my fave kind of voice but it's ok for their music,IMO.My second fave Cinderella cd is'Still climbing..',what a great production has that album,mate!

From: Aussie Dave Date: March 15, 2005 at 23:06
Great album from these underated blues hard rockers! This album was a more mature release than the debut, and thus is better! Half the album are absolute gold nuggets! Don't Know What You Got being the jewel in the crown! But classic rockers like Last Mile, Gypsy Road and Fallin Apart At The Seams are awesome as well. And Coming Home just tops it off towards the end of the album! The other tracks certainlt aint bad, just don't match the brilliance of the other songs! Their best album! 9/10....

From: memole Date: August 2, 2005 at 5:05
Good cd..hard blues with street tunes..well done!

From: Gonzalo rock Date: August 13, 2005 at 6:48
Without a doubt Cinderella is not a hair band like others. Today their music is a reference, without any label and no album they're headliners on the road. Both Long Cold Winter and Heartbreak Station are masterpieces in melodic rock history. Personally this last is the top for the band.

From: swriter Date: August 29, 2005 at 16:29
well, I started seeing the band when MKSmith from BFox and a great drummer Tony Destra were in the band for a while, hanging at the same club and watching Cinderella play, even being in a few bands that opened for them, saw them every Sat till they were signed for a few years was very cool, I love all the stuff, especially LCW. This one took the band to new heights, from metal to hard rock and is absolutely stunning, all songs r strong, what a great album!!!!

From: headbanger4life Date: December 27, 2005 at 3:15
This is a great follow up to Night Songs. A little more blues is infused in their music here. I have to agree that it is an underated album by some. My favorite tracks are 'Gypsy Road' and 'Coming Home'.

From: Remastered Reason Date: January 21, 2006 at 14:30
Overall, this album is a highlight to their career. Rockers & ballads abound, which will exceed most hard rock fans expectations. At least 4 tracks were heavily rotated on MTV & the band never climbed any higher in the US.

From: metalmaniac777 Date: March 14, 2006 at 14:36
If your hair-metal collection is 'Fallin' Apart at the Seams,' then make sure this classic is in it, and never part with it, 'cause ya 'Don't Know What You Got Till it's Gone.' This one cranks full-throttle right from the start through 'The Last Mile' and doesn't even need to pause to catch its 'Second Wind.' Not owning this album would as bad as spending a 'Long Cold Winter' in Antarctica without any clothes on. Quite frankly, I like this CD a lot, and 'If You Don't Like It,' I don't care...

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: May 6, 2006 at 14:56
Average for me too, Hard Rock, Hard Blues, Sleazy Glam, estoy con TONI MALLORCA casi en la mayor parte, esta banda jamas me gusto no me gusta su estilo, ni voz y por favor!!! que meten a Bon Jovi y dicen que esta banda es mejor jajaja!!! buena broma, no niego que tiene sus temas caso de If You Don't Like It y Fire And Ice 2 buenos temas y si hubieran 3 mas asi seria otra historia el resto nada que ver lo siento no es mi tipo, opinion personal claro 5-6/10.

From: Melodiker Date: August 1, 2006 at 19:31
One word: Marvelous 9,5/10 Gypsy Road Rocks !!!

From: Metalmusicman Date: January 6, 2007 at 17:58
I know I am way late with this, but here it is anyhow. Hardcore, While I love all the heaviest of the heavy (Thats why I go by Metalmusicman), I also love good melodic metal as well. If loving melodic metal as well as heavy metal makes me a pussy...then yes I am. In fact I am the biggest, fattest, juciest one in the bunch. So you should definitely EAT ME!!! You little but nugget!!! Sorry for posting that here!

From: Metalmusicman Date: January 6, 2007 at 18:04
Now for the cd, Excellent blues/rock with a nice sleaze edge and heavy on the guitars. Still a little hit and miss for my tastes, but very damn good none the less. The blues guitar intro of 'Bad Seamstress Blues' flowing right into the drum pounding, bass thumping 'Falling Apart At The Seams' is perfection and a great way to kick things into motion. We all know that 'Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)' is one of the best ballads ever. Very good, but not great all the way through.

From: juan carlos Date: March 6, 2008 at 0:29
My favorite Cinderella album by far. Oh my God What a year!! I enjoyed this album very much. Great Songs like 'Coming Home'(played in a local radio station many times and one of my best personal ballads of all times), 'Don't Know What You Got' 'Gypsy Road' 'Fire And Ice' 'If You Don't Like It'... A classic on my shelf. 9/10

From: RAVM Date: March 21, 2008 at 17:48
This is definitely Cinderella's best album. All songs are good. Some of them are GREAT! It was 1988 and this kind of music was everywhere. Unlike many other 'hair bands' from this period, Cinderella had something different. They wrote very good songs, and they were a solid band. I only think that they took too long to record again after 'Long Cold Winter'. Nevertheless, this is a top rock album. 'Gipsy Road', 'Coming Home', 'Don't Know What You've Got...' This are the best songs in a very consis

From: pie75 Date: February 14, 2009 at 7:21
this is by far the best album musically that the cinderfella's have ever done from start 2 finish it's brilliant i like all their albums but this has everything great rockers great blues and beautiful ballads and tommy kieffer man what a voice it's funny i have all their albums but when i introduce people 2 this band i always hand them this cd and have never got a bad review yet by the way did u all know that fred coury did not play the drums on this album even though he is credited it was actually the late cozy powell

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: February 14, 2009 at 14:11
It's pretty much an open secret that Fred Coury only played on Heartbreak Station, but Cozy Powell? I thought it was Kevin Valentine, a session player or drum tech or something. Anyway, as for the album, I agree that it's musically their best, and pretty much sums up everything Cinderella did. It does have some pretty forgettable songs in the second half, though, like "Fire And Ice." A great, talented and diverse band all the same, brought down by their ridiculous image on the first two releases.

From: pie75 Date: March 5, 2009 at 6:30
was their image really ridiculous doghouse bear in mind it was '86 when night songs came out everybody looked like that i didn't know coury only played heartbreak but yeah this was cozy on the drums they had a special on cozy when he died in the classic rock mag i was stunned 2 find out he played this album can't say i've heard of kevin valentine and i think ur being a bit harsh doghouse the second side was fine lookat coming home

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: March 5, 2009 at 15:57
Yeah, even by '86/'88 standards, I think their look was among the more outlandish, and even then made people think they were just another fruity, no-substance band. The name probably didn't help either, hindsight being what it is. As for the second side, "Coming Home" is one of my favorite songs of theirs, except that it drags on seemingly forever, but ... yeah, "Fire and Ice" and "If You Don't Like It" don't really do it for me.

From: rockhardrock Date: April 11, 2009 at 13:11
the first record had some blues influence, but that one has it for sure. here's a lot of great songs but the best ones are Bad Seamstress Blues (Fallin' Apart At The Seams)-great intro, Gypsy Road Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)-very touchin' ballad and Coming Home-another ballad that will leave you breathless.

From: JamesEagle Date: October 22, 2009 at 9:42
The high-pitched vocals may be an acquired taste, but there's no denying the quality of these songs. As it happens, I love the vocals and this is one of the best albums I've ever heard. For me, 'Fallin' Apart At The Seams', 'Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)' and 'Long Cold Winter' are probably the best tracks, but it's not really fair to pick standouts as the whole album is so unbelievably good. There are a few other Cinderella songs I like, but I don't think any of their other albums even gets close to this one. Classic.

From: Monchito Date: December 27, 2009 at 7:17
Otra obra de arte de esta superbanda. Para mi en este disco pierden el sonido más contundente con el que empezaron y comienza su acercamiento al Blues y posterioremente al Grunge. Tema por tema es sin lugar a dudas un disco imprescindible, pero particularmente a mi me gusta más el nights songs. 94/100

From: lalo r.o.c.k. Date: April 4, 2010 at 17:37
Great album for me, close to the Blues sound but with a classic touch,I´m not a fan of Cinderella but the songs here:Gypsy Road,Don´t Know...(awesome ballad),If you don´t like it(great solo!),Coming Home,Fire and Ice are masterpieces of melodic rock,like they say If you don´t like it...

From: DanDare Date: October 23, 2010 at 4:01
If you wanted to criticise this album, then you could say that the lyrics to 'Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)' are a little basic, but that's all. I was then going to pick out my favourite tracks, but then I realised there isn't one I don't like. The whole album is superb and remains in my personal top ten to this day. Sweet.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 8, 2011 at 12:42
Great follower of Night Songs but not as consistent as the mentioned one...in fact this is the 2nd album of a must have trilogy of the band (Night Songs",Long Cold Winter" & "Heartbreak Station")...fave tracks are 4 in a row "Bad Seamstress Blues","Fallin' Apart At The Seams","Gypsy Road" & the beautiful "Don't Know What You Got(Till It's Gone)"..."The Last Mile" & "Long Cold Winter" are also goodie ones...get it!.92/100

From: the rocker Date: January 11, 2012 at 18:21
Just awesome, no other words need to be said! Top notch 80's hard rock with a dash of blues. I love Night Songs(90%), but this one, holy shit this is good stuff!!!(98%). To me there really is no such thing as 100%. Even if I do like 10 for 10 on a cd(in which I do on a lot)I don't LOVE all of them, this is just my on opinion. This is very close! I like ever song here, but there is one here I could do without(just like ever cd that I own). I highly recommend!

From: J.Wylder Date: February 16, 2012 at 7:16
Despite that Tom's singing is not precisely my preference, he is still skilled, and I respect his songwriting abilities. The four singles on LCW are all winners. Again 3 million copies sold, stunning. Why Andy Johns chose to replace Fred on the recording (the drum duties were shared by Cozy Powell and Denny Carmassi I read), I don't get. Fred seemed to play good live and his drumming on Heartbreak Station is just as fine. Similarly to the debut, here I dislike the mix, the rhythm section does not have a clear/crisp sound, that I think the later albums HS and SC have. It's a matter of taste, but I accordingly think the album could have been even better. Still good compositions!

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: October 5, 2021 at 14:35
I've been listening to this one quite a bit the last week or so. My feeling is still that the singles still overshadow the other songs to a high degree. Taken separately, "Second Wind," "Fire And Ice" and "Take Me Back" reveal their pleasures, and are fine songs, but they tend to be dwarfed by the likes of "Gypsy Road" and "The Last Mile." And the title track—give them credit, because few bands of the type would have attempted an organ-drenched, pure-blues song in 1988. Night Songs is a more immediate listen, but Long Cold Winter has more depth to it than just a pure party record. I love 'em both, but for different reasons.


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