|1. Night Songs|
|2. Shake Me|
|3. Nobody's Fool|
|4. Nothin' For Nothin'|
|5. Once Around The Ride|
|6. Hell On Wheels|
|7. Somebody Save Me|
|8. In From The Outside|
|9. Push, Push|
|10. Back Home Again|
The delightful thing about this album is that one enjoys it more with each listen, instead of tiring of it or having it fade into a continuous blur of noise, like so many other albums put out by 80s bands. It is even more interesting a listening experience with the knowledge that Keifer had matured past the genre by what was only Cinderella's second album, Long Cold Winter, which a great many bands of Cinderella's debut era have still failed to do.
As for the music, this is the best that Cinderella has to offer if you like it hard, heavy and catchy. This is their only release that I would consider a pop-metal album. They became progressively more bluesy, acoustic and artistic after this. I personally liked it better when their music was just simple and fun on this first album.
If you know the band already you probably have most of their music, but if not, this or their greatest hits would be your best purchases, with LONG COLD WINTER coming in a close third. The best thing about this debut is the songs that didn't make ONCE UPON A TIME[Greatest Hits]. There is "Nothing From Nothing", "Push, Push", "Back Home Again", and the title track. Of course, their big hits are here, too, "Shake Me", "Nobody's Fool", and "Somebody Save Me". Cinderella plays power pop and ballads; they are good at both.
Cinderella starts the album with a song I find attractively eerie and/or haunting: "Night Songs." Song three, "Nobody's Fool," is very good as well, and "Somebody Save Me," "Push Push," and "Hell On Wheels" just flat out rock.
Tom Keifer's voice (lead singer) is very similar to the lead singer of Def Leppard (can't remember his name right now), but with just a little more "screech", if you will. It's hard to explain, except that he's definitely got a good voice for pop metal, and if you like Def Leppard's sound of voice and overall music, you'll like this offering of Cinderella.
This CD, best described, is a perfect blend of Def Leppard and White Lion (Mike Tramp, lead singer of White Lion) not only in the sound of the singer's voice, but in their guitar and drum work, and their riffs and rock. I highly recommend the CD!