Singles, Promos and Box Sets
Aerosmith/Get Your Wings/Toys in the Attic (Columbia) 1998
Disc One: Aerosmith (1973)
Disc Two: Get Your Wings (1974)
Disc Three: Toys in the Attic (1975)
Sony "low budget" repackage of the first three Aerosmith albums (Aerosmith, Get Your Wings and Toys in the Attic) in a slipcase sleeve. As far as I know, this package was released in the U.S. only and sells for about $25. All three discs are the remastered series with the additional liner notes and photos. Not worth much now, but give it a few years.
|Aerosmith-Pandora's Box (Columbia) 1991|
Fifty two Aerosmith songs
on three cds filled with unreleased live tracks, out-takes, demo versions, remixes,
and a 64-page color book. The book includes a bio, discography, tons of photos,
a song by song commentary by the band and quotes by other artists. Do I really
need to explain why I have this? This is an Aerosmith fan's dream. My one criticism
is that they could have left off the song by Tyler's pre-Aerosmith band, Chain
Reaction, and included another early live cut instead. Also, why wasn't
"Lightning Strikes" included? Otherwise an excellent package. My generous
wife bought me this as a gift. How can you not love a woman like that?
Aerosmith-Box of Fire (Columbia) 1994
|Disc One: Aerosmith '73
Disc Two: Get Your Wings '74
Disc Three: Toys in the Attic '75
Disc Four: Rocks '76
Disc Five: Draw the Line '77
Disc Six: Live! Bootleg '78
Disc Seven: Night In The Ruts '79
Disc Eight: Greatest Hits '80
Disc Nine: Rock in a Hard Place '82
Disc Ten: Classics Live '86
Disc Eleven: Classics Live II '87
Disc Twelve: Gems '88
Disc Thirteen: Bonus Disc '94
Box of Fire Bonus Disc (Columbia)
1. "Sweet Emotion '91" (4:33)
Being the Aerosmith collector I am, I have always wanted the "Box of Fire" box set, despite the fact that I own almost all the cds contained within. I was bummed many years ago to find out it was released in very limited quantities and went out of print soon after it's release. Well, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to me! My Mom comes through and finds this at Best Buy, of all places. Thanks Mom. I will not spend time reviewing discs 1-13 as these are all the Columbia releases prior to "Nine Lives." What is cool about these discs, however, is that the spines, when put together in the correct order, create the Aerosmith logo in flames. The "Box of Fire Bonus Disc" contains five tracks not available on any one Aerosmith disc. There are two "Draw the Line" era instrumentals--"Subway " was written by Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton and Joey Kramer during some down time in the studio while the Toxic Twins were off in space somewhere during the worst of their drug infested years. The other instrumental is "Circle Jerk," an outtake written by Brad Whitford that was supposedly released as a "non-LP single B side." I have never seen this single and no information is given on what single the song was a b-side to. The others songs are "Dream On" (MTV 10th Anniversary) with Aerosmith being backed by a complete symphony, "Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu" a cover tune originally recorded for "Permanent Vacation" but only released on 1987's "Less than Zero" soundtrack, and a remixed version of "Sweet Emotion." Overall, this is was a GREAT surprise for me and an incredible addition to my Aerosmith collection.
Aerosmith-Aerosmith's Greatest Hits 1973-1988/Classics Live (Columbia) 1997
1. "Dream On" (4:25)
1. "Train Kept a Rollin'" (3:20)
2. "Kings & Queens" (4:46)
3. "Sweet Emotion" (5:14)
4. "Dream On" (4:50)
5. "Mama Kin" (3:41)
6. "Three Mile Smile/Reefer Headed Woman" (4:54)
7. "Lord of the Thighs" (7:05)
8. "Major Barbra" -studio track (4:03)
This is an Australian special with "Classics Live" and "Aerosmith's Greatest Hits 1973-1988" in a sleeve, not unlike the sleeve on the combined first three albums in the U.S. This collection is put out by Sony Australia and titled "The Raw Deal" series. In the end it's just "Greatest Hits" and "Classics Live" packaged together. Got to say, however, the Australian Greatest Hits package is FAR better the American version. First of all it contains TWO songs from each of the neglected first two albums and three songs from the mega-huge "Toys in the Attic." The American version omits "Mama Kin," "Seasons of Whither" and "Big Ten Inch Record." It also includes an uncut, remixed version of "Sweet Emotion" as well as the "radio edit" version from the regular "Greatest Hits" collection. The biggest surprise was the inclusion of "Lightning Strikes" from "Rock in a Hard Place." No doubt this is a killer song. I always wondered why it was never included on ANY Aerosmith compilation. The live version of "One Way Street" is the same version as on "Made in America" and was recorded at Mama Kin Music Hall, Boston, MA, Dec. '94. "Classics Live" is exactly the same as the US version with the exception of an inferior printing job on the cover art.
Aerosmith-Living on the Edge (EP) (Geffen)
On The Edge" (LP Version) (6:07)
2. "Livin' On The Edge" (Acoustic Version) (5:41)
3. "Livin' On The Edge" (Demo Version) (5:05)
4. "Don't Stop" (4:06)
5. "Can't Stop Messin'" (3:30)
To hold fans over until the release of "Get A Grip" and probably to prime distribution channels a bit, Geffen released this cool little EP cd. It features three versions of "Living on the Edge." of which the album version is the best.(The others are really not that different.) This song is full of Aerosmith pomp and attitude. The other two songs have never been released on any other Aero-disc. These two songs are excellent and had me Pumped for the new cd. These are some of the hardest rocking songs Aerosmith had done since the 70's. This little EP is essential to any Aerosmith fan.
Aerosmith-Shut Up and Dance (single) (Geffen)
Up and Dance" (4:55)
2. "Dueces Are Wild" (3:48)
3. "Crazy" (Orchestral Version) (5:30)
4. "Line Up" (Smokey Bar Mix) (4:13)
One of the better singles released from "Get A Grip" as "Shut Up and Dance" is a bubblegum rocker that just pulls you in. Also the cd single includes the tack "Dueces Are Wild" that was previously only available on "The Beavis & Butthead Experience," an album I could never bring myself to buy, negating the need for that album. "Line Up (Smoke Bar Mix)" is not that different from the original and is shamelessy co-written with Lenny Kravitz.
Aerosmith-Crazy (single) (Geffen)
(LP Version) (5:17)
2. "Crazy" (Orchestral Version) (5:30)
3. "Crazy" (Acoustic Version) (5:39)
4. "Boogie Man" (LP Version) (2:15)
I found this used for $2.91, so I picked it up for my collection. Listened to it once then never again. Three versions of "Crazy" is just too much.
Aerosmith-Amazing (single) (Geffen)
(LP Version) (5:56)
2. "Gotta Love It" (LP Version) (5:58)
3. "Amazing" (Orchestration Version) (5:57)
4. "Amazing" (Acoustic Version) (5:56)
I paid $4.99 for this one USED! A bit much, I'd say. But then again, I've never seen another since. Cool maze cover with the old Aerosmith wings.
Aerosmith-Cryin' (Geffen) 1993
1. "Cryin'" (5:08)
2. "Love in An Elevator" (5:22)
3. "Janie's Got A Gun" (5:29)
A German import single that contains no new material but sure does have a nifty cover. Hey any excuse to have something new by Aerosmith. Also must note that it is strange to have three of Aerosmith's biggest hits all on one single. Thanks to my good friend Olaf for hooking me up with this one.
Aerosmith-Big 10" Sampler (Columbia)
2. "Sweet Emotion" (4:34)
3. "Walk This Way" (3:40)
4. "Dream On" (4:25)
5. "Big Ten Inch Record" - Live from the Texas Jam 78 (4:01)
6. "Downtown Charlie" (2:35)
7. "All Your Love" (5:27)
8. "Mama Kin" (4:25)
9. "Last Child" -remix (3:52)
10. "Back In the Saddle" (4:40)
disc for "Pandora's Box" that I found in a used store for $8.99. Being
the Aero-collector that I am, I had to have it, even though I already possess
all the songs on this disc. Ahh, the life of a cd junkie!
Aerosmith-Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees) (pre-release single) (Columbia)
1. "Falling In Love
(is Hard on the Knees)" (3:25)
2. "Fall Together" (4:38)
This was the pre-release cd single for the new album. "Falling in Love," while being a good song, begins to sound a bit formula for the band bringing back memories of "Dude" and "Love in an Elevator" complete with horns and that same pop sheen. The single received some airplay but I don't think it ever became a top ten single. The other song, however, is a blues based metallic number complete with harmonica opening. This song is an out-take from the "Nine Lives" sessions. I'm not sure why they thought it wasn't album worthy, but it's a good song and has that raw sound that we expect from Aerosmith.
1. Pink (The
Southbeach Mix) (3:54)
2. "Pink" (3:55)
3. "Taste of India" (5:53)
Not an essential single since it lacks anything really new, but still a collector's disc. This is the U.S. version of the "Pink" single. Other versions include a live version of the song as well. Picked this one up for a buck plus shipping at SecondSpin.com.
Aerosmith-Made in America (Columbia/Sony)
in the Saddle" (4:40)
2. "Toys in the Attic" (3:05)
3. "Seasons of Wither" (3:39)
4. "Walk This Way" (3:40)
5. "Chip Away At the Stone" (4:06)
6. "One Way Steet" -live (6:42)
A short little album that was suppose to only sell in WalMart locations in the US, but has shown up in other stores as well.. Probably a marketing idea by Sony to introduce all the younger fans, who may only know the newer albums not on Sony/Columbia, to the older material. To interest hard-core fans, they included a rare live performance of "One Way Street." recorded at Mama Kin Music Hall, Boston, MA, Dec. '94. Lists for $5.96 but I have seen it as low as $3.99. This will probably be a collector's item in a few years.
Aerosmith- I Don't Want to Miss A Thing (Columbia)
Don't Want to Miss A Thing" (4:58)
2. "Animal Crackers" (2:36)
3. "Taste of India" (rock remix) (5:52)
Bought this 'cause I didn't have the money to buy the whole "Armageddon" cd at the time. "I Don't Want to Miss A Thing" is a ballad written by Diane Warren for Aerosmith that became a huge hit. Some country bumkin re-did the song while the Aerosmith version was still on the charts and had a hit with it as well. "Animal Crackers" is a remix of "I Don't Want to Miss A Thing" with some dialogue from the movie over the music. "Taste of India" is from "Nine Lives." The remix doesn't sound that different from the original, however. Oh well, it's a collectors item.
Armageddon-The Album (Columbia)
Don't Want to Miss a Thing" (4:59)
3. "What Kind of Love Are You On" (3:16)
7. "Sweet Emotion" (5:10)
9. "Come Together" (3:45)
14. "Animal Crackers" (2:36)
Not really an Aerosmith album, actually it is a movie soundtrack, but it does contain five Aerosmith songs (including "Animal Crackers," which I wouldn't really call a song). "What Kind of Love Are You On" is a grungy hard rock song with Steven's vocals digitally distorted. The song was co-written by Tyler, Perry and Tommy Shaw, Jack Blades (Damn Yankees). For a complete track listing see my list of compilations.
Soundtracks Aerosmith appear
on that I own:
Last Action Hero, Less Than Zero Soundtrack, Wayne's World 2
Aerosmith-Jaded U.S. single (Columbia) 2001
| 1. "Jaded" (Album Version) (3:34)
2. "Jaded" (Acoustic Mix) (3:34)
3. "Angel's Eyes" (3:21)
4. "Jaded" (Guitar Mix) (3:34)
5. "Under My Skin" (1:00)
I waited anxiously for this release, hoping that "Angel's Eyes" would be included on the single. Thankfully it was. Now I don't have to waist my money on that terrible "Charlie's Angel" soundtrack. This particular song is one of the heaviest Aerosmith songs in recent years. "Jaded (Acoustic Mix)" is surprisingly different from the original as all the drums and electric guitars have been removed. Ususally these different versions are so similar to the original that they are non-essential. For a good example of what I mean, see the "Jaded (Guitar Mix)." Overall, "Jaded" is good single but a bit pricey at $6.99.
Aerosmith-Jaded European single (Columbia) 2001
1. "Jaded" (3:34)
2. "Won't Let You Down" (3:37)
3. "Angel's Eyes" (3:22)
4. "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" (4:59)
This is the European version of the "Jaded" single. What is essential about it is the inclusion of the non album track "Won't Let You Down," which so far has not been released in the U.S. in any form. It appears as a bonus track on the Japanese version of "Just Push Play." The other difference between this version and the US version is that it comes in a slimcase, as opposed to the normal jewel case that most discs come in.
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