Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Hard Rock & Metal
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Cinderella Gold with "New" Live Tracks
Richard Thompson | El Paso, Texas | 06/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've been a Cinderella fan since the late 80's when Long Cold Winter came out. What a fantastic album of bluesy rock 'n roll. Saw them open up for AC/DC way back when "Shake Me" was their only hit single, and saw their headlining tour with Nelson as a support act (remember them? Non-other than Ricky Nelson's twin son's) Well, Nelson has long been forgotten on the road map of Rock 'n Roll, but Cinderella lives on as strong as ever.
They never really were a "hair metal" band, they just had to take on that image at the time because that was the way the music business was leaning. Ever see the early photos of Gun's 'n Roses when Axl and company were a "Glam Rock" band struggling to break into the club music scene in L.A.? His hair all teased up all over the place. Great stuff. Anyway, Tom Keifer/Cinderella did what they had to do to make it no different than KISS's Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley before them. Point is, don't dismiss them as some kind of has been, old fashion, out-of-style 80's rock that plagues so many other good acts. Cinderella is "the REAL Thing". An honest, hard working, and very talented Rock 'n Roll band.
Now, to the Gold collection. How can you go wrong? Thirty (yes...30!) tracks. All newly remastered with today's technology. (That's something that needs to happen to all the Cinderella albums, but that's another issue) An 18 page booklet of photos and liner notes, including the details of those "new" live songs. Thought maybe they were from the Key Club show in 1999 or maybe the same as the BMG Extended Versions disc from 2005 didn't ya? Well, here's the scoop:
Two of the six tracks have been available before, but only on the hard-to-find, rare Japanese promo disc "Live Train to Heartbreak Station". The other four are from the same live show, which to my excitement was the last concert I attended in my home town of Little Rock, Arkansas. Yes, all you fellow Arkansian's, the Cinderella concert at Barton Coliseum on May 21, 1991 was recorded and is now being released on this 2-disc collection. Awesome! They do a fantastic 12 minute version of Gypsy Road at the end. Highly Recommended to all true ROCK Fans!"
Great Double-Disc Set Of Workingman's Hard Rock
The Footpath Cowboy | Kingston, NY United States | 08/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Like their benefactors, Bon Jovi, Cinderella were a hair band, but they were often much more than that. True, their first album was generic pop-metal, but they grew up real fast, and almost immediately started writing chronicles of working- and middle-class people struggling against their circumstances- often coming up short, but never ceasing to fight. Cinderella were kind of a heavy metal version of all the great Southern rock bands, if those bands were fronted by the rasp of Rod Stewart circa 1971. Leader Tom Keifer's belief that the young Australian tourist jailed in Indonesia since 2005 for drug-smuggling was unjustly convicted, as well as his advocacy of increased funding for community policing, makes this anthology an essential purchase for both your ears AND your conscience."
Good collection, questionable track listing
Bill | Hoboken, NJ | 03/11/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this because it is remastered, and Cinderella hasn't remastered any of their four studio albums. So I downloaded all of this onto my ITUNES, overriding the original analog versions.
The only problem I Have is the questionable track listing. Do we REALLY need 6 songs from Still Climbing, their worst and least-selling album? Also, way too many songs from Heartbreak Station, their 2nd worst and least selling album. We also get 6 wasteful live tracks. I would have appreciated a few more tracks from the first two albums, which were their only two commercially successful releases anyway. Where's "Somebody Save Me" and "Push Push?"???