Long Cold Winter is a transition album for Cinderella, mixing pop-metal tunes with better hooks than those on Night Songs with a newfound penchant for gritty blues-rock à la the Stones or Aerosmith. The ballads -- the grandiose "Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)" and the excellent, lower-key "Coming Home" -- are what made the album Cinderella's most commercially successful, but the effective combination of pop hooks and tough, swaggering rock & roll on songs like "Gypsy Road" and "Fallin' Apart at the Seams" prevents the album from becoming simply a vehicle for hit singles and keeps it interesting. Not all of the songs are memorable, but most of them are.
Performance CreditsCinderella Primary Artist
Eric Brittingham Bass,Background Vocals
Denny Carmassi Drums
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Fred Coury Drums
Rick Criniti Synthesizer,Piano,Hammond Organ,Background Vocals
Tom Keifer Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,national steel guitar
Jeff LaBar Guitar
Jay Levin Pedal Steel Guitar
Cozy Powell Drums
Kurt Shore Keyboards
John Webster Keyboards
Technical CreditsEric Brittingham Producer
Patti Drosins Art Direction
Andy Johns Producer,Engineer
Tom Keifer Producer
Michael Bays Art Direction
Russell Ward Photo Assistance
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Long Cold Winter based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
There aren't many songs that can be classified as a masterpiece, but Track 3 is one of the greatest of all time. Beautiful melody, lyrics devastating, and that little guitar solo in the middle is a haunting piece of hard rock gold. Gypsy Road, Long Cold Winter, Coming Home stand out on this record.
i get nostalgic when i hear all of these great songs, great in concert too, what ever happened to them
I have to give this ablum a 5 just for the opening couple of tracks they race out of the blocks. There are a couple of tracks on this ablum which are good but thats as bad as it gets. Metal, rock, blues, a couple of excellent ballards, The guys can really play. Rock at its best, a clas