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Pandora's Box [Box set]

AerosmithAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (March 18, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Columbia
  • ASIN: B000002BVE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #107,372 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. When I Needed You
2. Make It
3. Movin' Out
4. One Way Street
5. On The Road Again
6. Mama Kin
See all 15 tracks on this disc
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
See all 18 tracks on this disc
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
See all 20 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

Aerosmith were written off by the pop pundits in the early '80s as a drug-ravaged bunch of Rolling Stones clones who would go down in music history as little more than a hard-rock footnote. The band, however, rose from the ashes to become an even mightier hit machine in the '90s, even if they ended up selling their soul to pop über-songstress Diane Warren in the bargain. This three-CD compilation is a marathon tour of their first glorious, casualty-ridden decade and a body of work that proudly wears its influences on its sleeve: Chicago and Delta blues, early R&B, the Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, and, of course, the Stones. Virtually all the early hits and concert crowd pleasers are here, along with nearly two dozen rare, unreleased, and live cuts, thoroughly documented with refreshing doses of self-deprecation as it bravely traces the band's arc from Boston bar-band supreme to stadium superstars to seeming dissipation. If there's a gaping hole in the "A" section of your hard-rock library, this is a fine introduction to the Aerosmith that influenced a generation of musicians, stretching from Van Halen to R.E.M. to Guns N' Roses. --Jerry McCulley

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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Aerosmith Rocks June 23, 2001
Format:Audio CD
This 3 cd set is one of my most often played rock box sets which I own. It is comprised mostly of material from their classic Columbia years 1972-82. It includes unissued and live material, alternate takes and material from various side and solo projects. Hailing from Boston, Aerosmith was the best hard rock band from the United States during the seventies. They took their influences from the Rolling Stones, the Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, the blues, and funk and created a great sassy sound. Steven Tyler's high energy vocals compliment the bluesy riffing of guitarists Joe Perry and Brad Whitford perfectly. Their influence can be heard in such bands as the "Black Crowes", and "Guns & Roses". The set includes such hits as "Dream On", "Sweet Emotion", "Walk This Way", "Back In The Saddle", and others. Rarities include great cover versions of Fleetwood Mac's "Rattlesnake Shake", Otis Rush's "All Your Love", and The Beatles "Helter Skelter". Live cuts from the classic 1976-78 era are also included. Some may be outtakes from the "Live Bootleg" recordings, but the performances sound more inspired than their work on that album. The set also includes a lot of my personal favorites like "Movin' Out", "Mama Kin", "Write Me A Letter", "Rats In The Cellar", "Milkcow Blues", "Cheese Cake", and "Chip Away The Stone". However there are still some cuts which should have been included such as "S.O.S. Read more ›
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My First Aerosmith Purchase March 29, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Man I gotta tell you that this was the CD that really got me into Aerosmith and they sure know how to play some great rock 'n' roll and what amazes me the most is that they're still alive doing the same thing after the hell they put themselves through with hard living, sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll and bitter relationships with the bandmates and their wives.
Disc 1.
The first CD features some rare tracks and demos and tracks from their debut album and Get Your Wings and you also get to hear one of Steven Tyler's early bands when he was in the Chain Reaction with the single 'When I Needed You' which is a very good song even though it sounded a little too much like the Beatles, and I wonder why they didn't include On the Road Again on their debut album cause it was a great song, songs from the first album features Dream On, Make It, Mama Kin, One Way Street and the alternate version of Movin' Out, which was the first song that Steven Tyler and Joe Perry wrote together, now the songs from the Get Your Wings album are Same Old Song and Dance, Train Kept a Rollin', Seasons of Wither and Pandora's Box (Which marked drummer Joey Kramer's composition debut).
Also featured is the 10 minute live version of Rattlesnake Shake and a cover of Rufus Thomas Walkin' The Dog and the live version of Lord of the Thighs from the Texas Jam '78.
Disc 2.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent retrospective September 28, 2003
Format:Audio CD
"Pandora's Box" collects more than fifty singles, album tracks, demos, outtakes, live cuts and rarities, including all the best and best-known songs from Aerosmith's 1970 debut until 1982's "Rock And A Hard Place".
Also included is solo material from Joe Perry and Brad Whitford, as well as an early track from Steven Tyler when he fronted a band called Chain Reaction in the '60s ("When I Needed You"), and while this is not a career-spanning box set, it is a really wonderful overview of Aerosmith's best period.

The hits should attract the casual admirer: "Dream On" is here, along with "Walk This Way", "Mama Kin", "Draw The Line", "Sweet Emotion" and many more. And the more obscure selections will surely please the longtime fan: "Rattlesnake Shake", "On The Road Again", the great, raunchy blues "Big Ten-Inch Record", a demo of "Movin' Out", live versions of "Adam's Apple", "Write Me A Letter" and "I Wanna Know Why" are all great, as is the previously unreleased "Let It Slide", an instrumental which was to become the basis for the song "Cheese Cake", and which shows Joe Perry's too-rarely heard prowess on the slide guitar.

And my favorite Aerosmith rocker is here too, penned by sideman Richie Supa (keyboards, occational guitar): "Chip Away At The Stone", complete with one of Joe Perry's best guitar riffs.
The band's cover of John Lennon's "Come Together" is included as well, of course, as is a great, slow rendition of the Otis Rush-classic "All Your Love (I Need Lovin')", and several underrated album tracks like "Seasons Of Wither", "No Surprize", "Three Mile Smile" and "Cheese Cake".

One of the best box sets of the 90s, "Pandora's Box" really delivers the goods for both hardcore fans and more casual listeners who don't want all the band's original albums. Get this fine collection, and the recent two-disc "Young Lust" anthology which draws from 'Smith's 80s and 90s Geffen albums, and you're all set!
4 1/2 stars. An excellent package.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The best.
This is a great compilation of so many of Aerosmith's best songs. It's also a great value for this many songs on one album.
Published 11 months ago by Panna
5.0 out of 5 stars Great,,,,
Great cd more songs than expected.. A must have for all Aerosmith fans. No need to buy any box sets. Just get pandora s box... All the hits in this box...
Published 12 months ago by Ken How
4.0 out of 5 stars OPEN UP AND SAY, "AHHHHH!"
AEROSMITH-PANDORA'S BOX: AEROSMITH's ball-bruisin' first phase is chronicled neatly on the triple play PANDORA'S BOX, released in 1991 to coincide with their streamlined rebirth,... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Jukebox Dave
5.0 out of 5 stars Pandora's box by aerosmith
I've been looking for this CD set for a long time. Its the Aerosmith that no one ever hears. Lots of blues with Joe Perry singing his own music. Excellent!
Published 16 months ago by vera
5.0 out of 5 stars a fantastic compilation
Pandoras box is an excellent 3cd compilation from aerosmith.this box set features some of their finest songs from their debut album to get a grip and is very highly recommended.
Published 17 months ago by Rohit R
3.0 out of 5 stars It is ok
I think a best hits CD would have been better.
SDI didnt much care for the early stuff.
But it is a good CD.
Published on May 15, 2012 by therealpooh
4.0 out of 5 stars Only Aerosmith
Pandora's box collects from the greatest Aerosmith. The songs that are etched in my brain like a Dremel to a thick piece of soft metal. Read more
Published on September 11, 2010 by A. Pena
5.0 out of 5 stars Aerosmith's Best Thing Ever
This is Aerosmith's best album. It has all their best stuff. If you buy one aerosmith album, it better be this one. Each CD is great. Read more
Published on May 14, 2010 by American Express
5.0 out of 5 stars 70's Aerosmith
This 3 disc box set sets the standard for raunchy, sleazy, dirty Aerosmith that we all know and love. The majority of the songs are from their 70's drug induced stardom. Read more
Published on July 18, 2007 by The Dark Knight 88
5.0 out of 5 stars classic aerosmith at their best
for someone who loves classic aerosmith (from 1971-1982) this box set is simply the best deal you'll ever find! all their best and then some. Read more
Published on February 15, 2007 by Derek A. Minchener
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