Gems

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
With 1987's Permanent Vacation successfully restoring Aerosmith's reputation as one of hard rock's finest, Columbia Records their first record company decided the time was right to issue a follow-up of sorts to their 1980 compilation, Greatest Hits. The result, 1988's Gems, features almost all the tracks that were missing from the first collection, focusing more on their harder-rocking album cuts instead of the hits. Such favorites as their superb cover of "Train Kept a Rollin'" a perennial concert showstopper and the early classic "Mama Kin" are included, as well as tracks unfamiliar to the casual fan. Three selections are featured from their definitive album, Rocks "Rats ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
With 1987's Permanent Vacation successfully restoring Aerosmith's reputation as one of hard rock's finest, Columbia Records their first record company decided the time was right to issue a follow-up of sorts to their 1980 compilation, Greatest Hits. The result, 1988's Gems, features almost all the tracks that were missing from the first collection, focusing more on their harder-rocking album cuts instead of the hits. Such favorites as their superb cover of "Train Kept a Rollin'" a perennial concert showstopper and the early classic "Mama Kin" are included, as well as tracks unfamiliar to the casual fan. Three selections are featured from their definitive album, Rocks "Rats in the Cellar," "Lick and a Promise," and "Nobody's Fault", plus other '70s highlights: "No Surprize," "Adam's Apple," "Round and Round," "Critical Mass," and "Lord of the Thighs." And a previously unreleased studio version of "Chip Away the Stone" will undoubtedly interest hardcore fans only a live version from Live Bootleg had been issued before. Like the Stones and Zeppelin, Aerosmith's album cuts often eclipsed their more renowned material, making Gems an indispensable collection.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972387321
  • Catalog Number: 723873
  • Sales rank: 13,196

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rats in the Cellar (4:07)
  2. 2 Lick and a Promise (3:05)
  3. 3 Chip Away the Stone (4:01)
  4. 4 No Surprize (4:27)
  5. 5 Mama Kin (4:28)
  6. 6 Adam's Apple (4:34)
  7. 7 Nobody's Fault (4:21)
  8. 8 Round and Round (5:06)
  9. 9 Critical Mass (4:52)
  10. 10 Lord of the Thighs (4:16)
  11. 11 Jailbait (4:41)
  12. 12 Train Kept a Rollin' (5:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Aerosmith Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Joe Perry Guitar, Background Vocals, Group Member
Jimmy Crespo Guitar, Electric Guitar
Scott Cushnie Piano
Rick Dufay Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Joey Kramer Percussion, Drums, Group Member
Richard Supa Piano
Steven Tyler Harmonica, Piano, Vocals, Group Member
Brad Whitford Guitar, Group Member
David Woodford Saxophone
Richie Supa Piano
Tom Hamilton Bass Guitar, Group Member
Technical Credits
Aerosmith Producer
Adrian Barber Producer
Tony Bongiovi Producer
Ray Colcord Producer
Don DeVito Contributor
Jack Douglas Producer
Gary Lyons Producer
Steven Tyler Producer
Mark Wilder Engineer
Joel Zimmerman Contributor
David Krebs Executive Producer
Steve Leber Executive Producer
Darren S. Winston Creative Consultant
Richie Supa Composer
Keith Garde Creative Supervision
John Ingrassia Project Administrator
James Diener Marketing
Steve Aprea Creative Supervision
Tim Collins Management
Leslie Lambert Collage
Tom Hamilton Composer
Howie Kay Composer
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