Coming Home – Cinderella | Top 40 Chart Performance, Story and Song Meaning

Chart Performance: Pop (#20) & Mainstream Rock (#13); 1989

Story Behind The Song By Ed Osborne

Having tried on the glass slipper and won a triple-platinum tiara with its debut album, Night Songs, Cinderella wasn’t about to rest on its laurels. The band kept up a breakneck touring pace, opening for the likes of AC/DC and Bon Jovi, and performing before 100,000 at England’s Monsters Of Rock festival at Castle Donnington in 1987. With all that exposure and another batch of strong songs (honed to perfection by Andy Johns who’d worked on Exile On Main Street), the band’s sophomore release also sold like gangbusters. Gypsy Road was the first track promoted off Long Cold Winter and provided a solid lead-in to Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone), Cinderella’s biggest-ever Top 40 hit at #12. The Last Mile and Coming Home extended Winter‘s run into 1989, by which time it had sold over two million copies. The fourth and final single from Winter was Gypsy Road which had not been released on 45 back in July of 1988.

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Produced by:

  • Andy Johns
  • Eric Brittingham
  • Tom Keifer

Lyrics Written by:

  • Tom Keifer