Cinderella: Tom Keifer (vocals, guitars, harmonica); Jeff La Bar (guitar); Eric Brittingham (bass, background vocals); Fred Coury (drums).
Additional personnel: Jay Levin (steel guitar); Rick Criniti (piano, organ, synthesizer, background vocals); Kurt Shore, John Webster (keyboards); Cozy Powell, Denny Carmassi (drums); Paulinho Da Costa (percussion)
Recorded at Bearsville Studios, Bearsville, New York.
Personnel: Tom Keifer (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, steel guitar, National guitar, harmonica, keyboards); Jeff LaBar (guitar); Rick Criniti (piano, synthesizer, background vocals); Kurt Shore, John Webster (keyboards); Cozy Powell, Denny Carmassi, Fred Coury (drums); Paulinho Da Costa (percussion); Eric Brittingham (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Michael Barbiero; Steve Thompson .
Recording information: Bearsville Studios; Kajem Studios.
Photographer: Tim White .
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 … 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. ~ Steve Huey