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  • Cinderella is one of those groups that I found myself discovering only recently. Their first two efforts included the ‘Night Songs’ (the band’s rockin’ debut) and theexcellent ‘Long Cold Winter’. These two albums are very enjoyable and everyone had high expectations for their next record. Unfortunately, in 1990 when the band released their third album, ‘Heartbreak Station’, it failed to meet most fans’ expections including mine. There are a few very good songs on the cd and that is the problem because there are not enough of them. Also the music on this record is so blunt and in-your-face flat-out blues it becomes unbearable at times for me to stand listening to. I was expecting a rock and roll cd not a blues record. Lyric-wise, though, the songs have matured considerably. Also keep in mind that this album is not terrible; but it just is not nearly as much a pleasure to listen to as their previous albums.’Still Climbing’, which hit shelves (but not very hard, i.e. grunge) four years after ‘Hearbreak Station’, more than makes up for the previous let-down. This is a very solid, hard-rocking album. “Freewheelin’” completely threw me off–I did not expect to hear Cinderella rock that hard. This one should have been played all over the radios but it WAS 1994 wasn’t it? “Through the Rain” is an excellent ballad along the lines of “Coming Home” and “Don’t Know What You’ve Got (Til It’s Gone)”–it’s that good. My other favorite tracks are “the Road’s Still Long”, “Bad Attitude Shuffle”, “Still Climbing” and “Blood From a Stone”. “Hot & Bothered” is a very good bonus song that was originally featured on the Wayne’s World soundtrack but it does not belong on this album. I agree with one of the other reviewers, it sounds TOTALLY out of place on this album. As for the rest of the songs, they are good as well. So, all in all, you get a very solid album with Cinderella’s latest studio album (they still haven’t released a new one yet, hopefully one is in the works), ‘Still Climbing’. I would recommend this cd to any fan of good rock and roll.

    Posted on November 22, 2009