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Albums That Are Harder To Find

RELEASES LISTED ON THIS PAGE:

The Collection [200?]
Grandes Exitos: Oro Aerosmith [2003]
Aerosmith x2 - Aerosmith/Toys In The Attic [2003]
20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection [2003]
Young Lust - Taiwan Promo Box Set [2002]
Just Push Play - Limited Edition 2CD [2002]
Superstar Collection: The Best Of Aerosmith [2001]
Exclusive Collection [2001]
Big Ones. Special Limited Edition 2CD [2001]
3 Original CDs [2000]
Aerosmith Millennium Edition [2001]
Universal Masters Collection: Classic Aerosmith [2000]
Aerosmith Star Profile [2000]
Best Of Aerosmith [199?]
Rarest Series [1998]
Classics Live! Complete [1998]
ALSOS. Gas Station Uniform Patch cover [1998]
Greatest Hits 1973-1988 [1997]
Nine Lives. Wooden Box [199?]
Made In America [1997]
Greatest Hits 1973-1988/Classics Live [????]
Double The Value: Best Of/Classics Live [????]
Aerosmith - 3 PAK [1998]
Original 123 CD Box Set [1996]
Basico [1994]
Pandora's Toys [1994]
Pandora's Toys. Black Wooden Box [1994]
Gripping Stuff! [1993]
Get A Grip. Cowhide Version [1993]
The Big Ten-Inch Sampler [1991]
Pump: Leather Bound Limited Edition [1989]
Aerosmith Collection [19??]
Toys In The Attic. Collectors Edition Gold Disc [19??]
Anthology [198?]
Back 2 Back [19??]
Aerosmith's Greatest Hits [19??]
The First Decade [1982]
Rock Giants Aerosmith [1982]
Gold Disc [1978]
Japanese Mail Order only release [1978]
Wild Platinum [1977]
Pure Gold From Rock N Roll's Golden Boys [1975]





The Collection: Presenting 3 Original Album Classics
Limited box set collection from Columbia/Legacy Records. Includes the bands first 3 releases, Aerosmith, Get Your Wings and Toys In The Attic. All 3 are remastered and come together in a hard cover book
  The Collection: Presenting 3 Original Album Classics
Released:Columbia/Legacy, 200?
Tracks:
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

9. Same Old Song And Dance
10. Lord Of The Thighs
11. Spaced
12. Woman Of The World
13. S.O.S. (Too Bad)
14. Train Kept A Rollin'
15. Seasons Of Wither
16. Pandora's Box

17. Toys In The Attic
18. Uncle Salty
19. Adam's Apple
20. Walk This Way
21. Big Ten Inch Record
22. Sweet Emotion
23. No More No More
24. Round And Round
25. You See Me Crying
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Grandes Exitos: Oro Aerosmith
This compilation was released in Argentina in 2003, by Universal Music Argentina (497 441-2).

This is the same compilation as the album "Aerosmith Millennium Edition", "Universal Masters Collection: Classic Aerosmith", and "The Best Of Aerosmith (Superstar Collection)". The title is "Grandes Exitos: Oro Aerosmith" (translates into: "Greatest Hits: Gold Aerosmith"). It's a part of a series of albums, called 'Grandes Exitos - Oro', that has been released for different bands. 76 min 29 sec.

  Grandes Exitos: Oro Aerosmith
Released: Universal Music Argentina, 2003
Tracks:
1. Amazing
2. Eat The Rich
3. What It Takes
4. Janie's Got A Gun
5. Magic Touch
6. Rag Doll
7. Permanent Vacation
8. The Movie
9. Monkey On My Back
10. My Girl
11. Shame On You
12. The Hop
13. She's On Fire
14. Darkness
15. I'm Down
16. Voodoo Medicine Man
17. Shela
18. My Fist Your Face
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Grandes Exitos: Oro Aerosmith  - back cover

Aerosmith x2 - Aerosmith/Toys In The Attic
One more package containing standard albums bound together in a slipcase.

Maurice from The Netherlands reports that it cost 14.95 Euro

Please e-mail me if you have any further info on this release!

  Aerosmith x2 - Aerosmith/Toys In The Attic
Released: 03.11.2003
Tracks:
Make It
Somebody
Dream On
One Way Street
Mama Kin
Write Me A Letter
Movin' Out
Walkin' The Dog

Toys In The Attic
Uncle Salty
Adam's Apple
Walk This Way
Big Ten Inch Record
Sweet Emotion
No More No More
Round And Round
You See Me Crying
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20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection
Released October 2003
(Geffen Records 60249860751)

Part of the 'The 20th Century Masters' series, which also includes Mötley Crue, Steppenwolf, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Who and others...

  20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection
Released: Geffen Records, 2003
Tracks:
01 . Dude (Looks Like A Lady)
02 . Angel
03 . Rag Doll
04 . Love In An Elevator
05 . Janie's Got A Gun
06 . What It Takes
07 . Other Side, The
08 . Livin' On The Edge
09 . Cryin'
10 . Deuces Are Wild
11 . Amazing

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Young Lust - Taiwan Promo Box Set
A promotional Taiwanese box set for Young Lust, with a 10-track sampler, special booklet and an actual Aerosmith 34C bra!

Quote from auction of this tem at eBay.com:

"Aerosmith, Young Lust: The Aerosmith Anthology, XRARE Universal Music Taiwan promo box set inc. 34C bra and 10-trk promo CD (AS-2002), held together in the promo only box with multi-fold booklet"

Young Lust - Taiwan Promo Box Set

  Young Lust Taiwan Promo Box
Released: 2002
Tracks:
1. Dude (Looks Like A Lady)
2. Walk This Way - Run-DMC / Aerosmith
3. Love In An Elevator
4. Livin' On The Edge - Acoustic Version
5. Janie's Got A Gun
6. Angel
7. Amazing - Orchestral Version
8. Cryin'
9. Crazy
10. Dream On (Live)

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Limited Japanese release with live and rare tracks on a bonus disc. Also includes 20 page color booklet with photos, set list, tour schedule and discography.

Liner notes apparently reviewing the 11/12/2000 show at MSG in New York, but in Japanese. There is no booklet that even remotely resembles the US release, but there is a little black and white booklet with what looks like lyrics to the CD's. 20 tracks. All housed in a deluxe carboard gatefold digipak.

The first CD is the usual Japanese edition of Just Push Play, with "Won't Let You Down" and IDWTMAT (no "Face" though). The version of Just Push Play is also the uncensored version (Fuckin-A is never mixed out). In addition, there is a second CD, with a radio remix of JPP, California Jam versions of Same Old Song and Dance, Draw the Line and Chip Away at the Stone, and Texxas Jam versions of Big Ten Inch and Lord of the Thighs.

Early information I received on this release (Dec. 11, 2001 - then calling it "Just Push Play + Live & Rare") also stated that the following songs would be included, after Lord Of the Thighs, but seems they didn't end up on it when it was eventually released. One Way Street (Line from Mama Kin Music Hall '94), Walk This Way (Live from MTV Spring Break 3/97), Dream On (Live from MTV 10 Anniversary), I Don't Want To Miss A Thing (Live from Cape Canaveral, FL 29/6/98)

  Just Push Play - Ltd Edition 2CD
Released: SONY Japan, 2002
Tracks:

(Just Push Play, Japanese edition)
1. Beyond Beautiful
2. Just Push Play
3. Jaded
4. Fly Away From Here
5. Trip Hoppin
6. Sunshine
7. Under My Skin
8. Luv Lies
9. Outta Your Head
10. Drop Dead Gorgeous
11. Light Inside
12. Avant Garden
13. Wont Let You Down
14. I Dont Want To Miss A Thing

(Bonus Disc)
15. Just Push Play (Radio Remix)*
16. Same Old Song And Dance (Live
       from California Jam II '78)*
17. Draw The Line (Live
       from California Jam II '78)
18. Chip Away The Stone (Live
       from California Jam II '78)
19. Big Ten Inch Record (Live
       from Texxas Jam '78)
20. Lord Of The Thighs (Live
       from Texxas Jam '78)

* songs never released on CD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Superstar Collection: The Best Of Aerosmith
Part of the 'Superstar Collection'. Japanese exclusive compilation featuring the exact same 18 tracks as "Aerosmith Millennium Edition" and "Universal Masters Collection: Classic Aerosmith". 32 bit digitally remastered.
  The Best Of Aerosmith (Superstar Collection)
Released: 2001
Tracks:
1. Amazing
2. Eat The Rich
3. What It Takes
4. Janie's Got A Gun
5. Magic Touch
6. Rag Doll
7. Permanent Vacation
8. The Movie
9. Monkey On My Back
10. My Girl
11. Shame On You
12. The Hop
13. She's On Fire
14. Darkness
15. I'm Down
16. Voodoo Medicine Man
17. Shela
18. My Fist Your Face

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Exclusive Collection
The tracklist of this (501535 3), an official Columbia Records release, is quite surprising as a majority of the tracks (10) were recorded for Geffen, not Columbia. Out of the remaining six, three are from Just Push Play while one is off of Nine Lives and the Armageddon Soundtrack respectively. The final track is the live version of Dream On from ALSOS.

In any case, this compilation features some great artwork. The cover has an Aerosmith plane ("AEROSMITH" drawn on the wings, and the logo at the back, together with the text "LAMB 777") flying over a landscape with what appears to be hedges in the shape of the winged logo.

Inside the booklet is an Aerosmith story. The story is written in '97 or '98, because they say that Aerosmith plans to return to the studio for its next album in early 1999. It has some 1997 concert pics next to the story. There also are some pics of an Aerosmith hot-air balloon (in the shape of a hammer with Aerosmith and LAMB written on it as on the plane) and an Aerosmith space rocket (one that is on the NASA terrain to be viewed by tourists). In front of the rocket is a car on a parking lot with LAMB written on it again, as on the plane and the hot-air balloon. On the parking lot is another Aerosmith logo. At the background of the story inside the booklet you see a picture of a hot-air balloon contest and you can see the hammer shaped hot-air balloon.

  Exclusive Collection
Released: Columbia Records, 2001
Tracks:
1. Jaded
2. I Don't Want To Miss A Thing
3. Walk On Water
4. What It Takes
5. Dude (Looks Like A Lady)
6. Pink
7. Cryin'
8. Just Push Play
9. Crazy
10. Eat The Rich
11. Angel
12. Livin' On The Edge
13. Fly Away From Here
14. Amazing
15. Rag Doll
16. Dream On (Live Edit)

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Exclusive Collection - back cover

Big Ones: 2 CD Set (Special Limited Edition)
Universal Music Company release in the EU in a cardboard slipcase. It contains the international version of "Big Ones" and a second CD, a digest version of "A Little South of Sanity" (8 tracks).

On the first CD a track listing error details "Angel" as "Angel on my Bike", and on the second "Hole In My Soul" is listed as "Hole In My Sole"

The picture is a scan of the box. The 2CD inside the box's insert foldout leaflet is the same as in the normal Big Ones release (GED 24546). The backcover is the same as that one of the box. The front of the cardboard slipcase is same as on the international Big Ones release, except for a "Special Limited Edition 2CD" logo. The inlay (the part you see when you lift the CDs out of the case) is the background of the backcover with an Aerosmith wings logo.

The tracks on the second bonus disc are edited together so continuous and taken from all over the 2 CD set "A Little South of Sanity Disc" (ie not contiguous)

(Geffen/Universal Music (EU) 424 546-2 (CD1) 490 852-2 (CD 2). Released in Germany June 26, 2001, (6069 490851 24).

  Big Ones- Special Limited Edition 2CD
Released: Geffen Records, 2001
Tracks:
CD1 - BIG ONES:
1. Walk On Water
2. Love In An Elevator
3. Rag Doll
4. What It Takes
5. Dude (Looks Like A Lady)
6. Janie's Got A Gun
7. Cryin'
8. Amazing
9. Blind Man
10. Deuces Are Wild
11. The Other Side
12. Crazy
13. Eat The Rich
14. Angel (listed as 'Angel On My Bike')
15. Livin' On The Edge
16. Dude (Looks Like A Lady) - live

CD 2 - BIG ONES BONUS CD:
17. Falling In Love
18. Hole In My Soul (listed as '...Sole')
19. Walk On Down
20. Dream On
21. Back In The Saddle
22. Mama Kin
23. Walk This Way
24. Sweet Emotion

Bonus tracks taken from live album 'South Of Sanity'
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Big Ones: Special Limited Edition 2CD - back cover

3 Original CDs
Geffen repackage (Geffen 4249352) of Done With Mirrors/ Permenant Vacation/ Pump. Released: October 30, 2000 (Europe)

  3 Original CDs
Released: Geffen Records, 2000
Albums In the Box:
1. Done With Mirrors
2. Permanent Vacation
3. Pump
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Millennium Edition
This compilation was released in Europe on January 8, 2001 by Geffen. (497 441-2(18)) This is basically the same album as the album released by Geffen on their Universal Masters Collection series (see below) but with different cover etc.

  Aerosmith Millennium Edition
Released: Geffen Records, 2001
Tracks:
1. Amazing
2. Eat The Rich
3. What It Takes
4. Janie's Got A Gun
5. Magic Touch
6. Rag Doll
7. Permanent Vacation
8. The Movie
9. Monkey On My Back
10. My Girl
11. Shame On You
12. The Hop
13. She's On Fire
14. Darkness
15. I'm Down
16. Voodoo Medicine Man
17. Shela
18. My Fist Your Face
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Millennium Edition  - back cover

Universal Masters Collection
This is a compilation released by Geffen Europe/Universal Music Company in some European countries in late 2000.

It's title is 'Classic: Aerosmith' and it's a part of a series of albums, called 'The Universal Masters Collection', that has been released for several different bands.

The liner notes have pictures of the band circa Get A Grip and Nine Lives and has a brief write up about the band's history written by Daryl Easlea. It says, "This CD represents Aerosmith’s worldwide renaissance, comprising material from their Geffen albums, Done With Mirrors, Permanent Vacation, Pump and Get A Grip."

All it says on the CD is made in the EU so a general European release. The liner notes inside are dated Aug 2000 and apparently it was released November 12, 2000 (Geffen 497 441-2). 76 min 20 sec (Made in EU). Actual track times do not match up with CD booklet

  Universal Masters Collection: Classic Aerosmith
Released: Geffen Records, 2000
Tracks:
1. Amazing
2. Eat The Rich
3. What It Takes
4. Janie's Got A Gun
5. Magic Touch
6. Rag Doll
7. Permanent Vacation
8. The Movie
9. Monkey On My Back
10. My Girl
11. Shame On You
12. The Hop
13. She's On Fire
14. Darkness
15. I'm Down
16. Voodoo Medicine Man
17. Shela
18. My Fist Your Face
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Universal Masters Collection - back cover

Star Profile
I don't really know anything more about this compilation (bar-code: 0 255298 097502) other than that it's made by All Stars Music ltd. The cover says 'All Stars 2000', so I suppose that's when it was released... The booklet has the tracklist in it. The pictures on the cd are mainly from 1993 - 1994.

Total time: 73:47

If anyone has additional info on this release please e-mail it to me

  Aerosmith Star Profile
Released: All Stars Music, 2000(?)
Tracks:
1. I Don't Want To Miss A Thing
2. Dude (Looks Like A Lady)
3. Angel
4. Crazy
5. Amazing
6. Cryin'
7. What It Takes
8. Livin' On The Edge
9. Falling In Love (Is Hard On The Knees)
10. Janie's Got A Gun
11. Dream On
12. Love In An Elevator
13. Pink
14. What Kind Of Love Are You On
15. Walk This Way (Feat. Run DMC)
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Star Profile - back cover

Best Of Aerosmith
This release (CD 157.754) has the same tracklisting as Aerosmith's original Greatest Hits up to track no. 9. It does not include "Remember" though, but instead has a couple of tracks recorded live appended at the end. "Lord Of The Thighs" is mislisted as "Lord Of The Thights."

The CD does not detail the source of the live tracks, but all of them are from "Live! Bootleg." The track for "Train Kept A-Rollin'" also contains "Draw the line (live)", and Train starts bout 5:00 into it...

I'm not sure what to think of this one, if it's an official release or a bootleg. The person who told me about this disc found it in 1998 at "ricordi", a big italian music store for only about $5. On the cover it says "Licensed from Masquerade Music Ltd., UK / Lollipop Music S.L., Spain". Because of the fact that it was found in a famous italian megastore AND it has the authorization of SIAE, the Italian Society of Authors and Publishers it can't really be a bootleg...

  Best Of Aerosmith
Released: Eurotrend, 199?
Tracks:
1. Dream On
2. Same Old Song And Dance
3. Sweet Emotion
4. Walk This Way
5. Last Child
6. Back In The Saddle
7. Draw The Line
8. Kings And Queens
9. Come Together
10. Lord Of The Thighs (live)
11. Toys In The Attic (live)
12. Mama Kin (live)
13. S.O.S. (live)
14. Train Kept A-Rollin' (live)
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Best Of Aerosmith - back cover

Rarest Series
This CD (SCET100012) is a European release which has exactly the same songs as the original Greatest Hits release, only the cover is different.

It has no informationbooklet so it has very little info in it. The cover says '©1998 RAREST RECORDS (LONDON). A Division of S.T.P Ltd.' It also says: Produced by Richard Driscoll, Engineered and Remastered by Sascha Burzynski, Sleeve Designed by Daniel Wilkins.

The backcover (right) is also fairly simple. A black and white recent photo of Steven Tyler sitting.

  Rarest Series
Released: Rarest Records, 1998
Tracks:
1. Dream On
2. Same Old Song And Dance
3. Sweet Emotion
4. Walk This Way
5. Last Child
6. Back In The Saddle
7. Draw The Line
8. Kings And Queens
9. Come Together
10. Remember (Walking In The Sand)
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Rarest Series - back cover

Classics Live Complete
This CD (COL 487351 2), released in Europe in September of 1998, contains Classics Live and Classics Live II on the same CD. Unlike the red/blue originals, this cover is black. The backcover has the tracklist and a picture of Steven and Joe of about 1973-1978. The CD has a picture disc, the frontcover printed on it. Inside the booklet are some pictures of reviews, pictures of band members and the stuff you see on every album like special thanks, credits etc. The inlay is a photo of collector's items like drum sticks, badges, hads, LPs etc.
  Classics Live! Complete
Released: Columbia Records, 1998
Tracks:
1. Train Kept A Rollin
2. Kings And Queens
3. Sweet Emotion
4. Dream On
5. Mama Kin
6. Three Mile Smile / Reefer Head Woman
7. Lord Of The Thighs
8. Major Barbara*
9. Back In The Saddle
10. Walk This Way
11. Movin' Out
12. Draw The Line
13. Same Old Song And Dance
14. Last Child
15. Let The Music Do The Talking
16. Toys In The Attic

A Little South of Sanity Gas Station Uniform Patch cover
(Geffen/GGEFD 2-253 14)
Limited Edition tri-fold, digi-pack "A Little South of Sanity" released only in the U.S. on Geffen Records, Inc. The front features the same Aerosmith wings patch as the gas station attendant has on his suit on the front cover art of the traditional "South of Sanity" disc and is glued onto a blue cotton fabric digi-pack. The original cover and insert are glued into the inside of the digi-pack.


There was also a card the was shrink wrapped onto the back of the disc with the track listing and bar code (as seen to the right)
  A Little South of Sanity Gas Station Uniform Patch cover
Released: Geffen Records, 1998
Tracks:
DISC 1
1. Intro/Eat the Rich
2. Love in an Elevator
3. Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)
4. Same Old Song and Dance
5. Hole in My Soul
6. Monkey on My Back
7. Livin' on the Edge
8. Cryin'
9. Rag Doll
10. Angel
11. Janie's Got a Gun
12. Amazing

DISC 2
13. Back in the Saddle
14. Last Child
15. Other Side
16. Walk on Down
17. Dream On
18. Crazy
19. Mama Kin
20. Walk This Way
21. Dude (Looks Like a Lady)
22. What It Takes
23. Sweet Emotion


a card the was shrink wrapped onto the back of the disc with the track listing and bar code.

Aerosmith's Greatest Hits 1973-1988
In April 1997, Columbia re-issued the original "Greatest Hits" album with the addition of 7 extra tracks (International only, Not in the US, Columbia COL 487350 2 UK).

This Greatest Hits album varies greatly from the normal American version. The typical album discography that is in the U.S. one is here, except there's an extra page that features a few photos of the band and has a feature about Nine Lives. The other side of the booklet focuses on the tracks of the album and features a misprint as it states that Last Child is from Toys in the Attic, when it's really from Rocks. Also, the two pages featuring photos of albums and singles relating to the U.S. Greatest Hits album are not included here.

  Greatest Hits 1973-1988
Released: Columbia, April 1997
Tracks:
1. Dream On
2. Mama Kin
3. Same Old Song And Dance
4. Seasons Of Wither
5. Sweet Emotion
6. Walk This Way
7. Big Ten-Inch Record
8. Last Child
9. Back In The Saddle
10. Draw The Line
11. Kings And Queens
12. Come Together
13. Remember (Walking In The Sand)
14. Lightning Strikes
15. Chip Away The Stone
16. Sweet Emotion (1991 Thoener Remix)
17. One Way Street (Live)
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wooden box for Nine Lives
Not sure if this should really be included, but... This is a limited edition of Nine Lives released in the Netherlands only by a CD-shop called vanLeest. This box is made of wood. On the front is the wings logo and the text Nine Lives in silver color. The back and sides are blank. On the inside it says "vanLeest Compact Discs" and a number: "0607". This box is probably made by vanLeest to promote the Nine Lives album. I don't think it's an official release.

Inside the box is a normal Nine Lives CD. It's a CD with the original cover, with the snakes. Nothing special about the CD, and all that's written on the box is the wings logo, Nine Lives, and vanLeest compact discs...

  Nine Lives Wooden Box
Released: ?
Tracks:
1. Nine Lives
2. Falling In Love (Is Hard On The Knees)
3. Hole In My Soul
4. Taste Of India
5. Full Circle
6. Somethings Gotta Give
7. Ain't That A Bitch
8. The Farm
9. Crash
10. Kiss Your Past Good-Bye
11. Pink
12. Falling Off
13. Attitude Adjustment
14. Fallen Angels
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Made In America
This CD/Cassette (COL A 28478) was released, in US Wal-Marts only, the same day as Nine Lives. The CD has later been reissued and is now available pretty much everywhere, not just HMV and a few other places. On the backcover it says "Sony Music Special Products".

The live version of One Way Street was recorded at Mama Kin Music Hall, Boston, MA, December 1994. This version is also included as the last track on the non-US release "Greatest Hits 1973-1988"

  Made In America
Released: Columbia, March 1997
Tracks:
1. Back In The Saddle
2. Toys In The Attic
3. Seasons Of Whither
4. Walk This Way
5. Chip Away The Stone
6. One Way Street (Live)

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Classics Live and Aerosmith's Greatest Hits 1973-1988 in a sleeve
This is an Australian special with Classics Live and Aerosmith's Greatest Hits 1973-1988 in a sleeve, like the sleeves they put out when they combined 3 of the Aerosmith albums. In the end its just those albums with an outer sleeve bundling them together. Its put out by Sony Australia, The Raw Deal series (TRD 041).

The box has two misprints. 1. It states that track 3 of the album is Walk This Way, when it's really Sweet Emotion. 2. It states that Classics Live has 9 tracks and breaks up Three Mile Smile and Reefer Head Woman into two different tracks, even though they're actually featured on the same track on the album.

The artwork in the Greatest Hits cd is almost the same, with a few additional pictures on the reverse side where the Columbia catalogue is listed. Nine Lives is also listed with the caption: "You try and fit this much sly, sass, cunning, booty-slammin' & mama-jammin' into just one lifetime." There are also a more additonal pics of the band on the side where the tracks are listed. The Classics Live! CD is basically what you would find in America, although it obviously is foreign. The CD cover lists the tracks only, not who wrote them or the time info. It also doesn't have the Aerosmith logo on it. The artwork is not very sharp, which is a good indication that it is a foreign print (not sure which though). The tracks are the same on both CDs.


If anyone has additional info please e-mail it to me

  Greatest Hits/Classics Live
Released: Sony Australia 1993
Tracks:
1. Dream On
2. Mama Kin
3. Same Old Song And Dance
4. Seasons Of Wither
5. Sweet Emotion
6. Walk This Way
7. Big Ten-Inch Record
8. Last Child
9. Back In The Saddle
10. Draw The Line
11. Kings And Queens
12. Come Together
13. Remember (Walking In The Sand)
14. Lightning Strikes
15. Chip Away The Stone
16. Sweet Emotion (1991 Thoener Remix)
17. One Way Street (Live)

1. Train Kept A Rollin'
2. Kings And Queens
3. Sweet Emotion
4. Dream On
5. Mama Kin
6. Three Mile Smile / Reefer Head Woman
7. Lord Of The Thighs
8. Major Barbara

Double The Value: Best Of/Classics Live in a sleeve
This black cover is a cardboard cover slipcase which goes over the CD cases. There's no info on the covers. The person who told me about this release bought it in the Netherlands.

The box has three misprints. 1. It states track #3 on each album is Walk This Way, when they are really Sweet Emotion. 2. It states that Classics Live has 9 tracks and breaks up Three Mile Smile and Reefer Head Woman into two different tracks, even though they're actually featured on the same track on the album.

The person who told me about this release actually got the 'Greatest Hits 1973-1988' cd (instead of the "best of" on the slipcase), so I don't know if this is a major error on the cover if it was to be the 'Greatest Hits 1973-1988' cd in the set. If so, the same info as for the white version (above) applies to this set aswell!


If anyone has additional info or a better scan of the cover please e-mail it to me

  Double The Value
Released: ??
Tracks:
1. Dream On
2. Same Old Song And Dance
3. Sweet Emotion
4. Walk This Way
5. Last Child
6. Back In The Saddle
7. Draw The Line
8. Kings And Queens
9. Come Together
10. Remember (Walking In The Sand)

1. Train Kept A Rollin'
2. Kings And Queens
3. Sweet Emotion
4. Dream On
5. Mama Kin
6. Three Mile Smile / Reefer Head Woman
7. Lord Of The Thighs
8. Major Barbara
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back of cardboard slipcover which goes over the CD cases

Aerosmith/Get Your Wings/Toys In The Attic: [3 Classic Albums (3 PAK) For 1 Low Price
Columbia "low budget" repackage of the first three Aerosmith albums (Aerosmith, Get Your Wings and Toys in the Attic) in a Slipcase sleeve (picture) released in the US (Sony C3K 65600). The cover says "3 Classic Albums For Low Price".
  Aerosmith - 3 PAK
Released: Columbia Records, 1998
Tracks:
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

9. Same Old Song And Dance
10. Lord Of The Thighs
11. Spaced
12. Woman Of The World
13. S.O.S. (Too Bad)
14. Train Kept A Rollin'
15. Seasons Of Wither
16. Pandora's Box

17. Toys In The Attic
18. Uncle Salty
19. Adam's Apple
20. Walk This Way
21. Big Ten Inch Record
22. Sweet Emotion
23. No More No More
24. Round And Round
25. You See Me Crying
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3 Pack: Toys In the Attic/Rocks/Draw The Line
This 3CD-box was released in the UK only in 1996, and contains "Toys in the Attic", "Rocks" and "Draw The Line"

3 Pack: Toys In the Attic/Rocks/Draw The Line

If anyone has a better scan of the cover please e-mail it to me
  Original 123 CD Box Set
Released: Columbia Records, 1996
Tracks:
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

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

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

Basico
Basico (GEFD24555) is a promo CD that was released in Spain together with the very first edition of "Big Ones".

The tracks were recorded at an acoustic show at 'Cadena 40 Principales' studios in Madrid, Spain on June 9th, 1994.

'Basico' is the spanish word for 'Basic' but is also used in spain as the word for 'Unplugged'...

  Basico
Released: Geffen Records, 1994
Tracks:
1. Train Kept A Rollin' (3:49)
2. Cryin' (5:15)
3. Stop Messin' Around   (4:16)
4. Living On The Edge (5:25)
5. Walk This Way (4:54)



Basico - back cover
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Pandoras Toys
This CD (COL 476956 2) was released in June 1994, coinciding with the European Summer tour 1994. It features 12 tracks taken from Pandora's Box (International release only).

In the booklet one can find the "stories behind the songs" from the booklet of Pandora's Box. Comments are given by Hamilton, Tyler and Perry. Inside the booklet there are also 2 messages to make people understand that this is only some of the tracks from Pandora's Box, and it also points out that all the old Columbia albums are now re-released having been remastered using SBM technology...

  Pandora's Toys
Released: Columbia Records, 1994
Tracks:
1. Sweet Emotion
2. Draw The Line
3. Walk This Way
4. Dream On
5. Train Kept A Rollin
6. Mama Kin
7. Nobody´s Fault
8. Seasons Of Wither
9. Big Ten-Inch Record
10. All Your Love
11. Helter Skelter
12. Chip Away The Stone


Pandora's Toys - back cover
Pandoras Toys Black Wooden Box
This one is a limited edition of Pandora's Toys. It's in a high quality (very heavy) black wooden box, printed with an Aerosmith logo on it and each box is individually numbered. The box also contains an Aerosmith patch, sticker and a parchment certificate (only 10,000 made worldwide). It also came with an extra CD featuring Chris Barrie (Rimmer out of Red Dwarf) narrating "The Story of Aerosmith". Pandora's Toys in a special red transparent case. The Story Of Aerosmith in a cardboard cd-single sleeve.
  Pandora's Toys (limited edition black wooden box)
Tracks: (as above)

Pandora's Toys (limited edition black wooden box)

Gripping Stuff
This was a 15-track promo gatefold Digipak released by Geffen to coincidence with the European Tour 1993. (Geffen GRIP1).
Unlike the official gr. hits album "Big Ones", that came out the year later, Gripping Stuff also included 2 tracks from "Done With Mirrors"
  Gripping Stuff!
Released: Geffen, September 1993
Tracks:
1. Let The Music Do The Talking
2. My Fist Your Face
3. Rag Doll
4. Dude (Looks Like A Lady)
5. Angel
6. Love In An Elevator
7. Janie's Got A Gun
8. The Other Side
9. What It Takes
10. Eat The Rich
11. Livin'on The Edge
12. Cryin'
13. Amazing
14. Line Up
15. Crazy
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The Big Ten-Inch Sampler
A 10-track promo for Pandora's Box that was sent out to radio stations, record shops etc. prior to the release of Pandora's Box (Columbia CSK 4236).
  The Big Ten-Inch Sampler
Released: Columbia Records, 1991
Tracks:
1. Helter Skelter
2. Sweet Emotion
3. Walk This Way
4. Dream On
5. Big Ten-Inch Record
6. Downtown Charlie
7. All Your Love
8. Mama Kin
9. Last Child
10. Back In The Saddle



Big Ten-Inch Sampler - back cover
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Pump (Leather Bound Limited Edition)
Geffen 24269 - 1989 limited edition release. Special leather bound slipcase edition of 1989 album, "Pump", with genuine leather-bound cover, album title and Aerosmith logo embossed on the leather in blue. This limited edition was offered briefly in 1989, and completely vanished thereafter. Tracks are the same as the regular release. Elsewhere heard the catalogue number is Geffen DIJX 005403.
  Pump (Leather Bound Limited Edition)
Released: Geffen Records, 1989
Tracks:
1. Young Lust
2. F.I.N.E.
3. Going Down/Love in an Elevator
4. Monkey on My Back
5. Water Song/Janie's Got a Gun
6. Dulcimer Stomp/The Other Side
7. My Girl
8. Don't Get Mad, Get Even
9. Hoodoo/Voodoo Medicine Man
10. What It Takes.


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Aerosmith Collection
This is a 10 CD Box set that was issued by CBS in Australia, in either the late 80's or the very early 90's. Since the Live! Bootleg is on 2CD's, I guess it was before the 80 min CD's showed up, which means the set is from the late 80's, as 2 of the Pandora's Box 1991 CD's were more than 74 min long.

I'm not sure that the official title of the release is "Aerosmith Collection", but the front has the winged logo and it says "Collection". In the top left corner of the album it also says "Includes Rare Joe Perry Project Limited Edition Solo Album"

  Aerosmith Collection
Released: CBS in Australia.
Albums In the Box:
1. Aerosmith
2. Get Your Wings
3. Toys In The Attic
4. Rocks
5. Draw The Line
6. Live! Bootleg (2CD Set)
7. Night In The Ruts
8. Rock In A Hard Place
9. Let The Music Do The Talkin'
    (Joe Perry Project)
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Aerosmith Collection

Aerosmith Anthology
Anthology is a West German compilation of the early (Columbia Records) tracks that was released on the UK label Castle Communications (RAWCD037).

Anthology was also released as a double vinyl version (RAWLP037) and that one contained four extra tracks: Toys In The Attic, Lord of The Thighs, Mother Popcorn (Live) and Push Comes To Shove.

It was also released on tape (RAWTC037), which also featured the extra tracks included on the vinyl version, but with a slightly different cover. The tape also states '1988 CBS Records/ Castle Communications.'

  Anthology
Released: CBS Records/Castle Communications (Raw Power?), 1988/ Jan. 1989
Tracks:
1. Sweet Emotion
2. Walk This Way (Live)
3. No More No More
4. You See Me Cryin
5. Bright Light Fright
6. Back In The Saddle (Live)
7. Sick As A Dog
8. Critical Mass
9. The Hand That Feeds
10. Sight For Sore Eyes
11. Train Kept A Rollin'
12. S.O.S. (Too Bad)
13. Rock In A Hard Place
14. Jailbait
15. Lick And A Promise
16. Rats In The Cellar
17. Bone To Bone
18. Dream On

Anthology cassette cover (Click for a bigger version)

Back 2 Back
This Australian release is a part of the special CD series called "Back 2 Back" and includes the first two Geffen releases "Done With Mirrors" and "Permanent Vacation" in one set.
Note: The "Done With Mirrors" CD does not carry "Darkness". (GEFD 24550).
  Back 2 Back
Tracks:
1. Let The Music Do The Talking
2. My Fist Your Face
3. Shame On You
4. The Reason A Dog
5. Shela
6. Gypsy Boots
7. She's On Fire
8. The Hop

1. Heart's Done Time
2. Magic Touch
3. Rag Doll
4. Simoriah
5. Dude (Looks Like A Lady)
6. St. John
7. Hangman Jury
8. Girl Keeps Coming Apart
9. Angel
10. Permanent Vacation
11. I'm Down
12. The Movie
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Japanese version of Greatest Hits
This is a Japanese release which is exactly the same as the original Greatest Hits release, except for the cover.
  Aerosmith's Greatest Hits
Tracks:
1. Dream On
2. Same Old Song And Dance
3. Sweet Emotion
4. Walk This Way
5. Last Child
6. Back In The Saddle
7. Draw The Line
8. Kings And Queens
9. Come Together
10. Remember (Walking In The Sand)



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The First Decade
This Columbia promo boxset includes Aerosmith's first eight vinyl albums. In other words, everything up to including Greatest Hits.
  The First Decade
Released: Columbia Records, 1982
Albums In the Box:
1. Aerosmith
2. Get Your Wings
3. Toys In The Attic
4. Rocks
5. Draw The Line
6. Live! Bootleg
7. Night In The Ruts
8. Greatest Hits
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Rock Giants
In 1982 the CBS label released an Aerosmith LP called Rock Giants. It was printed in Holland (Cat No. 54449) and the liner notes are (I think) in German or maybe Dutch...

It was released in Europe only, as far as I know, as part of a series of albums, each 'Rock Giants' album dedicated to a CBS/Columbia recording artist.

  Rock Giants Aerosmith
Released: CBS, 1982
Tracks:
1. Walk This Way
2. Last Child
3. Come Together
4. Draw The Line
5. Same Old Song And Dance

6. Dream On
7. Sweet Emotion
8. King And Queens
9. SOS (Too Bad)
10. Remember (Walking In The Sand)
11. Toys In The Attic

All taken from studio LPs, nothing live.



If anyone has any further info or a better scan of the cover please e-mail it to me
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Gold Disc
Gold Disc was a Japanese LP released on the Sony label in 1978. ref 26AP 1326. Nice insert supplied with it.

The difference between this and the "Mail Order release" (see below), was just that: "ordinary commercial LP" as opposed to "mail order only LP."

This, the commercial LP (sold at ordinary shops), "Gold Disc," was sold for 2600 JPY at that time. The Mail order LP was a little cheaper than "Gold Disc." Japanese fan Akira think "(maybe) 2300 or 2400 JPY at that time."

Of course, the latter also lacked a track included on "Gold Disc," and the covers were obviously different too, with the Gold Disc LP cover having the same GOLDEN-circle-design, as Gold disc Aerosmith.

The LP label mark of GOLD DISC was CBS/SONY's old label, White and orange, while AEROSMITH BEST(red) had the new CBS/SONY mark, same as USA Columbia red label. Thus, it appears the RED-cover BEST is newer than GOLD Disc.

  Gold Disc
Released: Sony, 1978
Tracks:
1. Write Me A Letter
2. Dream On
3. Make It
4. Woman Of The World
5. Spaced
6. S.O.S. (Too Bad)

7. Walk This Way
8. Sweet Emotion
9. No More No More
10. Rats In The Cellar
11. Bright Light Fright
12. Train Kept A Rollin
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Japanese Fan club only release
Extremely rare Japanese mail order only release for CBS SONY FAMILY CLUB from 1978 (not an Aerosmith fan club release from '76, as previously stated). The track listing is almost the same as the Gold Disc Album, but without the track "Bright Light Fright."

Not sure under what the title I should list this LP. On the spine of the sleeve, aswell as on the record label, it says only Aerosmith!

This is one of the best album series pressed for mail order catalog. CBS SONY Family Club also released compilation of CBS recording artist, Simon & Garfunkel, Santana, Chicago etc.

The back sleeve is just filled with Japanese writing, and there is an insert with the words of the songs in English!

The catalogue number is FCPA 501

  Japanese Mail Order release
Released: Sony, 1978
Tracks:
1. Write Me A Letter
2. Dream On
3. Make It
4. Woman Of The World
5. Spaced
6. S.O.S. (Too Bad)

7. Walk This Way
8. Sweet Emotion
9. No More No More
10. Rats In The Cellar
11. Train Kept A Rollin
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Wild Platinum
Japanese only promo item.
The collection is taken from the first four albums. On the back of the sleeve a picture of the Rocks sleeve is labelled as Toys in the Attic and Toys picture is labelled as Rocks!
Comes with a one sided insert featuring the band and Japanese writing.

Sony Label: Catalogue No. YAPC83
  Wild Platinum
Released: Sony, 1977
Tracks:
Walk This Way
Last Child
Rats in the Cellar
Sick as a Dog
Get The Lead Out
Home Tonight
Big Ten Inch Record

Toys In The Attic
Sweet Emotion
Train Kept A Rollin'
Mama Kin
Write Me
Dream On

Wild Platinum insert

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Pure Gold From Rock N Roll's Golden Boys A Columbia promo box set (AS-187) of their first three vinyl albums bundled together and sent out in a golden finished box to radio stations and record shops as a promo!
  Pure Gold From Rock N Roll's Golden Boys
Released: Columbia, 1975
Albums In the Box:
1. Aerosmith
2. Get Your Wings
3. Toys In The Attic
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Toys In The Attic Gold Disc
Special Collectors Edition of "Toys in the Attic". Gold CD with picture cover artwork. Complete original artwork and openout CD insert (Columbia CK64401)

The edition that is pictured above is the second one that was released later. This CD originally came in a long box (picture seen to the right). The Limited Edition box, available in the early '90's but is OOP since long, had Mastersound Disc with a pure 24-Karat Gold Reflexive Surface; a special picture label and deluxe packing.

In the back of the box it says:

Introducing Mastersound Album Classics from Columbia and Epic Records. Commemorating The Tenth Anniversary of the Compact Disc. Each Mastersound Recording incorporates Sony's Revolutionary 20-Bit "Super Bit Mapping" Process which reproduces music with Unprecedented Clarity and Accuracy. In addition to SBM, each Mastersound Disc features a Pure 24-Karat Gold Reflexive Surface.

  Toys In The Attic. Collectors Edition Gold Disc

Tracks:
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

Toys In The Attic Gold Disc - original long box

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Get A Grip Cowhide Version
This one (GEFD 24445) is the limited edition of Get A Grip. It was released in Europe and the US. The European version has "Can't Stop Messin'" added, just as on the normal European version of Get A Grip.

The image on the CD pressing is the same on both editions (but different from the original release), being a ring through the cow's teat. The pattern of the cowhide is different on every CD.

In the picture above, the CD is still in plastic (sealed), thus the sticker. The original booklet is glued inside.

  Get A Grip. Cowhide Version
Tracks:
1. Intro
2. Eat The Rich
3. Get A Grip
4. Fever
5. Livin' On The Edge
6. Flesh
7. Walk On Down
8. Shut Up And Dance
9. Cryin'
10. Gotta Love It
11. Crazy
12. Line Up
13. Can't Stop Messin' *
14. Amazing
15. Boogie Man

* on the European version only

The Disc
The Disc

Front/Back Cover
Front and Back Cover

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Thanks to Clive D. Newton for scaning and sending me the covers of "Classics Live Complete", "Big Ten-Inch Sampler", "Back 2 Back", "The First Decade" and the Greatest Hits/Classics Live album aswell as some information and more... Thanks, Clive!

Another big thanks goes to Nick Clarkson who sent me the cover and information for the Gold Disc, Wild Platinum and the Japanese Fan club release aswell as the scan of "Rock Giants" and "Pure Gold From Rock N Roll's Golden Boys". Thanks!

Yet another thanks goes to Tim Salmons for various info, the scan of the Japanese Gr. Hits and "Pure Gold...", from the inside cover of the remastered Gems, the better pic of the Toys In The Attic Gold disc and front and back cover of "Universal Masters Collection". Thanks to you too!

Another big one to Sander van Dalen for info and pics of Star Profile, Big Ones: Special Limited Edition 2CD, Exclusive Collection, the Nine Lives Wooden Box and the Cowhide Version of GAG. Thanks!

... And to Andrew Buckingham for the Toys/Rocks/DTL 3PAK, Thank you!

... And to Robert Bonanno for some info and cassette cover of "Anthology"

... And to Israel for cover and info on "Basico"

... And to Scott Waters for info and scans of A Little South of Sanity
Denim Gatefold digipak Gas Station Uniform Patch cover

... And to agaki for info and scans of Best Of Aerosmith

... And to Matthieu Delhalle for scan of "3 Original CDs"

... And to Rowdy Harmon for info on "Greatest Hits 1973-1988" and the set featuring Greatest Hits/Classics Live

... And to Mark Ritz for additional info on the Collectors Gold Disc Edition of Toys In The Attic and the Cowhide Version of Get A Grip.

Guy Gillor also contributed with some info on Big Ones: Special Limited Edition 2CD, and the Young Lust - Taiwan Promo Box Set. Thanks!

Andreas Bjoern Madsen, from Denmark, also contributed with a little info on Pandora's Toys and corrected some minor typos. Thanks!

Thanks, also, to Jason Goldman-Hall who helped with some info on the Japanese 2-CD edition of Just Push Play.

Thanks to Akira for some corrections regarding the Japanese Mail Order release (that it apparently was, not a "Japanese Fan club release" as Nick Clarkson had been told) and "Gold Disc"!

Thanks to Germán Di Salvo info and pics for "Grandes Exitos: Oro Aerosmith" and pictures of the "Big Ten-Inch Sampler"

Thanks to Maurice Huijs for info and pics for the releases "Aerosmith x2 - Aerosmith/Toys In The Attic," "Double the Value," and "Pump (Leather Bound Limited Edition)." Thanks also for providing better pictures for "Get A Grip. Cowhide Version" and "Pandora's Toys. Black Wooden Box"!

Thanks to Cesar Pérez-Albela for the pics and info on "The Collection" boxset

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