Cinderella: Live at the Mohegan Sun (Frontier Records) ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Cinderella: Live at the Mohegan Sun (Frontier Records)

Cinderella: Live at the Mohegan Sun (Frontier Records)This disc was recorded on the Rock Never Stops tour at Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut on July 21, 2005. This isn't a (completely) new recording as a recording from this show first surfaced in 2006 as Cinderella: Extended Versions, which was a 'nice price' domestic CD.

The hook with this new rerelease is that is contains three bonus tracks ("Falling Apart At The Seams", "Push Push", and "Still Climbing" which were cut from the Extended Versions CD. The downside is that these three tracks are appended to the end of the disc so you never get to here the true running order of the concert.

If you are so motivated to rearrange the tracks to match the true running order, here is one of the set lists from the Rock Never Stops tour:

Night Songs (From 1986's Night Music)
The Last Mile (From 1988's Long Cold Winter)
Somebody Save Me (From 1986's Night Music)
Still Climbing (From 1994's Still Climbing)
Push Push (From 1986's Night Music)
Heartbreak Station (From 1990's Heartbreak Station)
Coming Home (From 1988's Long Cold Winter)
Fallin' Apart At The Seams >> Drum Solo (From 1988's Long Cold Winter)
Shelter Me (From 1990's Heartbreak Station)
Nobody's Fool (From 1986's Night Music)
Gypsy Road (From 1988's Long Cold Winter)

Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone) (From 1988's Long Cold Winter)
Shake Me (From 1986's Night Music)

It is hard to write a review of what essentially amounts to a greatest hits album - what it really boils down to is that you are either a fan of the band or you aren't. With most of the set list coming from the band's first two albums, this release seems to play directly to the band's core fan base. The band sounds in top-form and, while Tom Keifer voice has been shredded for years, he also delivers a solid performance with an "Alice Cooper style" rasp.

While this isn't essential listening, Cinderella's blues-based rock has held up well through the years and this disc is certain to get repeated plays.