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Cinderella - 1986 Night Songs



ARTIST: Cinderella
ALBUM: Night Songs
LABEL: Mercury
SERIAL: 830 076-1
YEAR: 1986
CD REISSUE: Reissue List..

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Tom Keifer - vocals, guitar, piano * Jeff LaBar - guitar * Eric Brittingham - bass * Albie Barker - drums, percussion * Jim Drnec - drums (session)

Additional Musicians: Barry Bennedetta - lead guitar spots * Jeff Paris - keyboards * Jody Cortez - drums * Tony Mills, Jon Bon Jovi - backing vocals

TRACK LISTING: 01 Night Songs * 02 Shake Me * 03 Nobodys Fool * 04 Nothin' For Nothin' * 05 Once Around The Ride * 06 Hell On Wheels * 07 Somebody Save Me * 08 In From The Outside * 09 Push, Push * 10 Back Home Again

WEBLINKS: www.cinderella.net


Background
This Philadelphia band are highly under-represented here at GDM. They were one of the stars of the mid to late 80's run, and were featured prominently in all the rags of the day (Hit Parader, Circus), plus MTV of course. Fronted by the talented Tom Keifer who appeared to be the second coming of Steve Tyler, the band shot to stardom in early 1987 after the release of 'Night Songs', which was released in August 1986. The band secured a deal with Mercury/Polygram, thanks to Jon Bon Jovi's interest in the band.


The Songs
Initially, the album was kicked off with Cinderella's first single 'Shake Me', but this selection didn't really set the band alight on radio. Instead that task was left to the power-ballad 'Nobody's Fool' which made it to #13 in the singles charts. But don't be fooled by thinking 'Night Songs' contains just a handful of goodies. Excellence is pock-marked everywhere. I'm particularly taken with 'Somebody Save Me', my favourite cut from the album, which was also the band's third single released in 1987. 'Push Push' sees Cinderella touching the work of contemporaries Krokus and Black N Blue, and then we have the rollicking goodness of 'Once Around The Ride' plus the blusey swagger of 'Hell On Wheels', a style they would ramp on their later albums.


In Summary
After the release, Cinderella went on tour with Poison and Loudness, then hooked up with David Lee Roth and Bon Jovi, all lucrative gigs. 'Night Songs' went to #3 in the Billboard album charts, and by the end of 1987, the band were ready for a rest and getting themselves prepped for album #2 'Long Cold Winter'. [word count 280]


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#1 | gdazegod on April 03 2016 03:19:05
Cinderella - 1986 Nobody's Fool
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#2 | gdazegod on April 03 2016 03:19:54
Cinderella - 1986 Somebody Save Me
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#3 | Eric on April 03 2016 14:00:28
I thought 'Long Cold Winter' was their peak. 'Last Mile' kicks ass...
#4 | spawn71 on April 03 2016 19:21:30
Yeah, 'Long Cold Winter' was (and still is) their best release, but this debut shows very well their talents, especially the songwriting skills of Tom Kiefer. The sound is a bit more glam oriented than in LCW, but this isn't a bad thing at all. And 'Shake Me' is still one their best tracks!
#5 | reyno-roxx on April 03 2016 23:15:55
There was a great deal of behind the scenes nonsense before this album was recorded, with Michael Kelly Smith and Tony Destra being kicked out of the band thanks to label politics to make way for LaBar and, eventually, Fred Coury. Jim Drnec was Tangier's drummer. According to Mike, the band was named after his pet cat.
#6 | reyno-roxx on April 03 2016 23:18:25
I saw Cinderella at L'mours in Brooklyn not long after this album was released. They were opening for Kix. They were pretty good.
#7 | gdazegod on April 03 2016 23:41:07
I am probably going to review the other three studio albums, while I am on a roll. computer work
#8 | englandashes on April 05 2016 00:06:49
Saw them at de montford hall at leicester, first date of the opening uk tour, must been promoting long cold winter, all their equipment had been inpounded at the airport, so using chrome molly's equipment, played A blinder, one of the best concerts been too. Even if the keyboards next to Eric, were never touched during the whole concert, remember tom just coming onto the stage, unannounced and started tuning up the guitar.
 
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