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Dreams Come True: Aerosmith’s Classics Coming to iTunes

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While most fans of The Second Disc wouldn’t know it – likely owning some of the remasters and compilations that have been on shelves in the past – much of the Aerosmith catalogue has not been available digitally. This changes with the recent announcement of Aerosmith’s first Columbia-era output, including all studio and live albums and select compilations, coming to iTunes on September 6.

Pre-order links are already up through the digital provider for Aerosmith’s seven studio albums from 1973’s Aerosmith to 1982’s Rock in a Hard Place, three live compilations (1978’s Live! Bootleg and the two Classics Live! sets from 1986 and 1987) and a handful of studio collections, including 1980’s Aerosmith’s Greatest Hits (the pre-order links gives an incorrect title and cover art, using the basic details from 2004’s Greatest Hits 1973-1988 but featuring the same track list as the older set), the 1991 anthology Pandora’s Box and Devil’s Got a New Disguise, a 2006 set that was the first single-disc set to feature hits from all of Aerosmith’s label deals, including the late ’80s/early ’90s hit years on Geffen and their late ’90s return to Columbia.

Additionally, Aerosmith’s entry into Legacy’s Essential series will bow digitally and in stores on the same date. However, as is sometimes the case for the product line, The Essential Aerosmith is a repackaged version of the 2002 compilation O Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits, the only other compilation on the market to include Columbia and Geffen-owned tunes in equal measure. (For fans of physical product still looking to complete start their Aerosmith collections, there will also be an Essential 3.0 version of the set, adding a third, six-track disc of deeper cuts from the early Columbia years.

Walk this way (you knew that was coming, I’m sure) for the full list of offerings on iTunes.

Aerosmith (originally released as Columbia KC 32005, 1973)

  1. Make It
  2. Somebody
  3. Dream On
  4. One Way Street
  5. Mama Kin
  6. Write Me a Letter
  7. Movin’ Out
  8. Walkin’ the Dog

Get Your Wings (originally released as Columbia PC 32847, 1974)

  1. Same Old Song and Dance
  2. Lord of the Thighs
  3. Spaced
  4. Woman of the World
  5. S.O.S. (Too Bad)
  6. Train Kept A Rollin’
  7. Seasons of Wither
  8. Pandora’s Box

Toys in the Attic (originally released as Columbia PC 33479, 1975)

  1. Toys in the Attic
  2. Uncle Salty
  3. Adam’s Apple
  4. Walk This Way
  5. Big Ten Inch Record
  6. Sweet Emotion
  7. No More No More
  8. Round and Round
  9. You See Me Crying

Rocks (originally released as Columbia PC 34165, 1976)

  1. Back in the Saddle
  2. Last Child
  3. Rats in the Cellar
  4. Combination
  5. Sick As a Dog
  6. Nobody’s Fault
  7. Get the Lead Out
  8. Lick and a Promise
  9. Home Tonight

Draw the Line (originally released as Columbia JC 34856, 1977)

  1. Draw the Line
  2. I Wanna Know Why
  3. Critical Mass
  4. Get It Up
  5. Bright Light Fright
  6. Kings and Queens
  7. The Hand That Feeds
  8. Sight for Sore Eyes
  9. Milk Cow Blues

Live! Bootleg (originally released as Columbia PC2 35564, 1978)

  1. Back in the Saddle (Live @ Market Square Arena, Indianapolis – 7/4/1977)
  2. Sweet Emotion (Live @ Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, Columbus, OH – 3/24/1978)
  3. Lord of the Thighs (Live @ the Agora Ballroom, Chicago – 3/23/1978)
  4. Toys in the Attic (Live @ the Music Hall, Boston – 3/28/1978)
  5. Last Child (Live @ the Paradise, Boston – 8/9/1978)
  6. Come Together (Live @ the Wherehouse, Waltham, MA – 8/21/1978)
  7. Walk This Way (Live @ the Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit – 4/2/1978)
  8. Sick As a Dog (Live @ Market Square Arena, Indianapolis – 7/4/1977)
  9. Dream On (Live @ Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY – 7/3/1977)
  10. Chip Away the Stone (Live @ the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, CA – 4/8/1978)
  11. Sight for Sore Eyes (Live @ Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, Columbus, OH – 3/24/1978)
  12. Mama Kin (Live @ Market Square Arena, Indianapolis – 7/4/1977)
  13. S.O.S. (Too Bad) (Live @ Market Square Arena, Indianapolis – 7/4/1977)
  14. I Ain’t Got You (Live @ Paul’s Mall, Boston – 4/23/1973)
  15. Mother Popcorn (Live @ Paul’s Mall, Boston – 4/23/1973)/Draw the Line (Live @ the Tower Theater, Philadelphia- 3/26/1978)
  16. Train Kept A Rollin’/Strangers in the Night (Live @ the Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit – 4/2/1978)

Night in the Ruts (originally released as ColumbiaFC 36050, 1979)

  1. No Surprize
  2. Chiquita
  3. Remember (Walking in the Sand)
  4. Cheese Cake
  5. Three Mile Smile
  6. Reefer Head Woman
  7. Bone to Bone (Coney Island White Fish Boy)
  8. Think About It
  9. Mia

Aerosmith’s Greatest Hits (originally released as Columbia FC 36865, 1980)

  1. Dream On
  2. Same Old Song and Dance (Single Version)
  3. Sweet Emotion (Single Version)
  4. Walk This Way
  5. Last Child
  6. Back in the Saddle
  7. Draw the Line
  8. Kings and Queens (Single Version)
  9. Come Together
  10. Remember (Walking in the Sand)

Track 2 from Columbia single 4-46029, 1974
Track 3 from Columbia single 3-10125, 1975
Track 8 from Columbia single 3-10699, 1977
Track 9 from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Soundtrack – RSO RS-2-4100, 1978

Rock in a Hard Place (originally released as Columbia PC 38061, 1982)

  1. Jailbait
  2. Lightning Strikes
  3. Bitch’s Brew
  4. Bolivian Ragamuffin
  5. Cry Me a River
  6. Prelude to Joanie
  7. Joanie’s Butterfly
  8. Rock in a Hard Place (Cheshire Cat)
  9. Jig is Up
  10. Push Comes to Shove

Classics Live! (originally released as Columbia FC 40329, 1986)

  1. Train Kept A Rollin’ (Live @ the Orpheum, Boston – 2/14/1984)
  2. Kings and Queens (Live @ the Music Hall, Boston – 3/28/1978)
  3. Sweet Emotion (Live @ the Orpheum, Boston – 2/14/1984)
  4. Dream On (Live @ the Capital Center, Largo, MD – 11/8/1978)
  5. Mama Kin (Live @ the Orpheum, Boston – 2/14/1984)
  6. Three Mile Smile/Reefer Head Woman (Live @ the Orpheum, Boston – 2/14/1984)
  7. Lord of the Thighs (Live @ the Orpheum, Boston – 2/14/1984)
  8. Major Barbara

Classic Live! II (originally released as Columbia CK 40855, 1987)

  1. Back in the Saddle (Live @ the Orpheum, Boston – 12/31/1984)
  2. Walk This Way (Live @ the Orpheum, Boston – 12/31/1984)
  3. Movin’ Out (Live @ the Orpheum, Boston – 12/31/1984)
  4. Draw the Line (Live @ California Jam 2, Ontario Motor Speedway – 3/18/1978)
  5. Same Old Song and Dance (Live @ the Orpheum, Boston – 12/31/1984)
  6. Last Child (Live @ the Orpheum, Boston – 12/31/1984)
  7. Let the Music Do the Talking (Live @ Worcester Centrum, Worcester, MA – 3/12/1986)
  8. Toys in the Attic (Live @ the Orpheum, Boston – 12/31/1984)

Pandora’s Box (originally released as Columbia C3K 46209, 1991)

Disc 1

  1. When I Needed You – Chain Reaction *
  2. Make It
  3. Movin’ Out (Alternate) *
  4. One Way Street
  5. On the Road Again *
  6. Mama Kin
  7. Same Old Song and Dance
  8. Train Kept A Rollin’
  9. Seasons of Whither
  10. Write Me a Letter (Live) *
  11. Dream On
  12. Pandora’s Box
  13. Rattlesnake Shake (Live Radio Broadcast – WKRQ-FM, Cincinnati) *
  14. Walkin’ the Dog (Live Radio Broadcast – WKRQ-FM, Cincinnati) *
  15. Lord of the Thighs (Live @ Texxas Jam, The Cotton Bowl, Dallas – 7/4/1978) *

Disc 2

  1. Toys in the Attic
  2. Round and Round
  3. Krawhitham *
  4. You See Me Crying
  5. Sweet Emotion
  6. No More No More
  7. Walk This Way
  8. I Wanna Know Why (Live @ Texxas Jam, The Cotton Bowl, Dallas – 7/4/1978) *
  9. Big Ten Inch Record (Live @ Texxas Jam, The Cotton Bowl, Dallas – 7/4/1978) *
  10. Rats in the Cellar
  11. Last Child (Remix) *
  12. All Your Love (Live @ The Cenacle, Armonk, NY – 5/2/1977) *
  13. Soul Saver *
  14. Nobody’s Fault
  15. Lick and a Promise
  16. Adam’s Apple (Live @ Market Square Arena, Indianapolis – 7/4/1977) *
  17. Draw the Line (Remix) *
  18. Critical Mass

Disc 3

  1. Kings and Queens
  2. Milkcow Blues
  3. I Live in Connecticut *
  4. Three Mile Smile
  5. Let It Slide *
  6. Cheese Cake
  7. Bone to Bone (Coney Island White Fish Boy)
  8. No Surprize
  9. Come Together
  10. Downtown Charlie *
  11. Sharpshooter – Whitford/St. Holmes
  12. Shit House Shuffle *
  13. South Station Blues – The Joe Perry Project
  14. Riff & Roll *
  15. Jailbait
  16. Major Barbara (Alternate) *
  17. Chip Away the Stone (Alternate) *
  18. Helter Skelter *
  19. Back in the Saddle
  20. Circle Jerk *

* denotes previously unreleeased track. Disc 3, Track 11 from Whitford/St. Holmes (Columbia FC 37365, 1981). Disc 3, Track 13 from I’ve Got the Rock ‘n’ Rolls Again (Columbia FC 37364, 1981)

Devil’s Got a New Disguise: The Very Best of Aerosmith (originally released as Columbia/Geffen 88697 00867-2, 2006)

  1. Dream On
  2. Mama Kin
  3. Sweet Emotion
  4. Back in the Saddle
  5. Last Child
  6. Walk This Way (Edit) – Run-D.M.C. featuring Steven Tyler & Joe Perry
  7. Dude (Looks Like a Lady)
  8. Rag Doll
  9. Love in an Elevator
  10. Janie’s Got a Gun
  11. What It Takes (Edit)
  12. Crazy (Edit)
  13. Livin’ on the Edge (Closer to the Edge Mix)
  14. Cryin’
  15. I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing (Edit)
  16. Jaded
  17. Sedona Sunrise
  18. Devil’s Got a New Disguise

Original version of Track 6 from Raising Hell (Profile Records, 1986)
Tracks 7-8 from Permanent Vacation (Geffen, 1987)
Original versions of Tracks 9-11 from Pump (Geffen, 1989)
Original versions of Tracks 12-14 from Get a Grip (Geffen, 1993)
Original version of Track 15 from Armageddon: The Album (Columbia, 1998)
Track 16 from Just Push Play (Columbia, 2001)
Tracks 17-18 are new recordings

The Essential Aerosmith (Columbia/Geffen/Legacy 88697 92210-2, 2011 – originally released as O Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits – Columbia/Geffen C2K 86700, 2002)

Disc 1

  1. Mama Kin
  2. Dream On
  3. Same Old Song and Dance
  4. Seasons of Whither
  5. Walk This Way
  6. Big Ten Inch Record
  7. Sweet Emotion
  8. Last Child
  9. Back in the Saddle
  10. Draw the Line (Remix)
  11. Dude (Looks Like a Lady)
  12. Angel
  13. Rag Doll
  14. Janie’s Got a Gun
  15. Love in an Elevator
  16. What It Takes

Disc 2

  1. The Other Side
  2. Livin’ on the Edge
  3. Cryin’
  4. Amazing
  5. Deuces Are Wild
  6. Crazy
  7. Falling in Love (is Hard on the Knees)
  8. Pink (The South Beach Mix)
  9. I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing
  10. Jaded
  11. Just Push Play (Radio Remix)
  12. Walk This Way – Run-D.M.C. featuring Steven Tyler & Joe Perry
  13. Girls of Summer
  14. Lay It Down

Disc 1, Tracks 11-13 from Permanent Vacation (Geffen, 1987)
Disc 1, Tracks 14-16 and Disc 2, Track 1 from Pump (Geffen, 1989)
Disc 2, Tracks 2-4 and 6 from Get a Grip (Geffen, 1993)
Disc 2, Track 5 from The Beavis and Butt-head Experience (Geffen, 1993)
Original versions of Disc 2, Tracks 7-8 from Nine Lives (Columbia, 1997)
Disc 2, Track 9 from Armageddon: The Album (Columbia, 1998)
Original versions of Disc 2, Tracks 10-11 from Just Push Play (Columbia, 2001)
Disc 2, Track 12 from Raising Hell (Profile Records, 1986)
Disc 2, Tracks 13-14 are new tracks.

The Essential Aerosmith 3.0 (Columbia/Geffen/Legacy 88697 92339-2, 2011)

Discs 1 & 2 identical to above release

Disc 3

  1. Lord of the Thighs
  2. Toys in the Attic
  3. You See Me Crying
  4. Baby, Please Don’t Go
  5. Devil’s Got a New Disguise
  6. Walk This Way (Live @ the Orpheum, Boston – 12/31/1984)

Track 4 from Honkin’ on Bobo (Columbia, 2004)

Written by Mike Duquette

August 26, 2011 at 18:20

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