- Publisher: CBS R$ecords (1980)
- ASIN: B0030CCKXA
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (357 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,888,560 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Aerosmith's Greatest Hits Vinyl – 1980
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Track 1, DREAM ON, is really the only true worthy track from the AEROSMITH debut album. This is a classic that was re-released as a single in 1976 after the success of TOYS IN THE ATTIC. FM classic rock stations still play this one today.
Track 2, SAME OLD SONG AND DANCE, is the only track from the GET YOUR WINGS album. While this is a great song, TRAIN KEPT' A ROLLIN' would have been a better choice if they were only going to pick one for this album.
Track 3, SWEET EMOTION, from the TOYS IN THE ATTIC album has been butchered here. The track starts out already in progress. It's like switching the radio dial and finding an AEROSMITH song that had already started before you switched the dial. This track clocks in at 3:12, whereas the TOYS IN THE ATTIC version clocks in at 4:34.
Track 4, WALK THIS WAY, also from the TOYS IN THE ATTIC album, is essential on any AEROSMITH greatest hits collection. But just like SWEET EMOTION, it has been cut from it's original 3:40 to 3:12.
Track 5, LAST CHILD, from the ROCKS album is essential and is intact.
Track 6, BACK IN THE SADDLE, also from the ROCKS album is essential and is intact.
Track 7, DRAW THE LINE, from the DRAW THE LINE album, is one of two essential tracks from that album.Read more ›
"Come Together" was a nice, sleazy cover of the Beatles' classic but not one of the band's better recordings; and "(Remember) Walking in the Sand" is just plain weak. "Kings and Queens" is a good - though not particularly great - song that loses some of it's charm in this edited version.
Of course, there are some downright essential 70s hard rock tunes here, such as "Dream On", "Walk This Way", "Sweet Emotion", "Last Child", & "Back in the Saddle".
But the fact that other well-known gems like "Mama Kin", "Train' Kept a Rollin' and "Toys in the Attic" are left off is particularly disappointing given the inclusion of lesser songs and the extremely short running time. For Aerosmith, an album band that produced so many great tunes, a 'best of' compilation should have at least more than thirty minutes of stellar material.
'Greatest Hits' is a disappointment and casual fans looking for a decent overview of the band's early career should not purchase it without also picking up "Gems", a collection of more great vintage Aerosmith. For an even better experience you may want to delve into the actual albums ('Toys in the Attic' and 'Rocks' are outstanding, and their others are quite solid as well).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this cd is awesome. My kids love listening to it. took it on our family vacationPublished 15 days ago by Jozette
The CD plays well, arrived fast, looks and enjoyable to read!Published 26 days ago by Amazon Customer
Aerosmith. The music I loved in the 70's. This CD sounds great on my 21st century system!!!Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer