Still Climbing was Cinderellas fourth and thus far, last studio album. Recorded in 1994, music was changing and leaving most of the glam rock bands of the 80s behind. Cinderella had been maturing musically ever since their debut album, adding bluesier elements to their hard rock sound and by the time Still Climbing was born they were much more than another washed up 80s band. However, Still Climbing sold poorly and Cinderella broke up not long after. Nevertheless, in this record Cinderella created their best work and the fact that it is so severly overlooked is a crime.
The album is full of great moments. Opening with the swaggering Bad Attitude Shuffle, the blues influence is again on show. All Comes Down is a fantastic, no nonsense rock song with a cool solo, while the title track smoulders away before catching fire. Standout moments are All Comes Down, the beutiful Through The Rain and the epic The Roads Still Long, which is probably Cinderellas most mature song ever. There is some awesome guitar work on show and some great lyrical moments from Tom Keiffer. The only negative is the inclusion of Hot and Bothered. Recorded for the Waynes World 2 soundtrack, it doesn't quite fit on the album.
The fact that the reformed band ignore this album completely is a real shame. If your a fan of their other three albums this is a definate purchase but if your just looking for a standout rock album to listen to I would highly recommend it.