Tom Keifer once sang, “You’re only going once around the ride.”

He’s proving that theory wrong with the highly anticipated release of The Way Life Goes-Deluxe Edition, an expanded compilation of his critically acclaimed solo debut album, The Way Life Goes, chock full of bonus content and special artwork.

The Way Life Goes-Deluxe Edition is finally set for release October 20th on Cleopatra Records. Pre-orders are now available on Amazon and Cleopatra’s website. The package will include the original album that has been remastered by Richard Dodd (Kings of Leon, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum). It also has two brand new studio tracks recorded in Nashville by three-time Grammy® Award-winner Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton) with Keifer and his bandmates (#keiferband: Tony Higbee, Billy Mercer, Paul Simmons, Paul Taylor, Savannah Keifer, and Kendra Chantelle). Fans will finally get to hear the long-awaited studio recording of The Beatles’ With A Little Help From My Friends, which Keifer performs at all of his concerts, plus a powerful new take on the Cinderella classic Nobody’s Fool, newly recorded as a duet with Lzzy Hale of Halestorm.

“The reason that I picked up guitar, the reason that I sing the way I do, was all because of that guy,” said Hale of Keifer’s influence on her at a young age. The two first performed Nobody’s Fool live together in Atlantic City, NJ in September 2013. “I remember the first time seeing Lzzy perform live at the House of Blues show in Atlantic City and being absolutely floored by the power of her voice and performance,” Keifer continues. “She’s an amazing artist and has been a great inspiration to me as well.”

There will also be a bonus DVD with music videos, tour clips, and “The Way Life’s Goin,’” a 30-minute documentary produced by Tammy Vega (Keifer’s longtime official photographer) about the creation of the bonus tracks, exclusive interviews with the band filmed during the new recording sessions, and live footage.

The Way Life Goes-Deluxe Edition will be wrapped in an all new six-panel digipak designed by artist David Calcano (creator of the Fantoons comic strip series) with 20 pages of one-of-a-kind unique illustrations depicting each song.

As Keifer explains, “Everything from the new artwork, documentary, videos and bonus tracks contained in the Deluxe Edition s a sum of all the amazingly talented people who came into our world as a result of the initial release. The two bonus tracks were specifically chosen and recorded as we felt them both to be special collaborations that came about while touring for The Way Life Goes.”

New band members Jarred Pope (drums) and Kory Myers (keyboards/vocals) join the #keiferband lineup in 2017. Writing has begun for a follow-up to THE WAY LIFE GOES with recording slated for Fall 2018.

Upon its initial release, The Way Life Goes garnered rave reviews.

The Way Life Goes-Deluxe Edition track listing:

Disc 1: CD

1. Solid Ground
2. A Different Light
3. It’s Not Enough
4. Cold Day In Hell
5. Thick and Thin
6. Ask Me Yesterday
7. Fool’s Paradise
8. The Flower Song
9. Mood Elevator
10. Welcome To My Mind
11. You Showed Me
12. Ain’t That A Bitch
13. The Way Life Goes
14. Babylon

Bonus Tracks:

15. Nobody’s Fool feat. Lzzy Hale
16. With A Little Help From My Friends
17. Nobody’s Fool (Piano Version)

Disc 2: DVD

Chapter 1) The Way Life’s Goin’ (Documentary)
Chapter 2) Solid Ground (Music video)
Chapter 3) The Flower Song (Music video)
Chapter 4) It’s Not Enough (Music video)
Chapter 5) It’s Not Enough (Lyric video)
Chapter 6) Album Promo
Chapter 7) Cathouse Live
Chapter 8) Count Vamp’d Las Vegas
Chapter 9) Farm Rock Chicago

Check out Tom Keifer at any of the following tour stops:

9/23 Hopewell, VA Beacon Theatre
9/24 Big Flats, NY Tag’s Summerstage

10/5 Irving, TX The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory
10/6 Lexington, KY Manchester Music Hall
10/11 New York, NY B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
10/12 Derry, NH Tupelo Music Hall
10/13 Chester, PA The Block at Harrah’s Casino
10/14 Warrendale, PA Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
10/20 Little Rock, AR Arkansas State Fair
10/28 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium

11/3 Galveston, TX Lone Star Rally at Saengerfest Park
11/4 San Antonio, TX The Rock Box
11/9 Pasadena, CA The Rose
11/10 Santa Clarita, CA The Canyon
11/11 Big Bear Lake, CA The Cave
11/12 San Juan Capistrano, CA The Coach House

12/7 Joliet, IL The Forge
12/8 Dubuque, IA Q Casino

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3 Responses

  1. Tom K. is a great musician, songwriter, and singer. Cinderella was unfairly pegged as part of the whole “hair band” scene, because of the look they had when NIGHT SONGS was released. That was unfortunate, because the music was much better than your average “hair band” was putting out. LONG COLD WINTER, and especially HEARTBREAK STATION showed that these guys were a really good blues-based band. Tom’s solo material is top notch, if you haven’t checked it out.

    1. Keith, if you haven’t already, check out the “Glam Metal” segment of Sam Dunn’s *Metal Evolution* series. In that episode an industry guy talks about trying to expose Tom’s work to a bunch of hipsters he works with. The hipsters dig it, until the guy reveals that it’s Tom of Cinderella, and then the hipsters immediately tune out.

    2. I did see that, Tyger! It was a terrific documentary! And I remember the guy talking about that very thing. The late 90’s was really hard on a lot of those 80’s bands. Of course, the industry ended up doing the same thing to the grunge era bands, when all of a sudden every group that wore flannel shirts started getting signed regardless of their talent level. They saturated the marked with crap grunge bands, just like they did in the 80’s with the glam metal bands. Bands like Cinderella, Tesla, and Great White got lumped into the same category as Poison, Ratt, and Warrant. To me, the music was totally different between these types of bands, but to get signed they all had to have the same big hair and image.

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