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Music from Another Dimension! [Deluxe Edition]
     

Music from Another Dimension! [Deluxe Edition]

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by Aerosmith
 

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"How can we miss you when you won't go away?" It's a question that sounds as if it could be the title of an Aerosmith power ballad co-written by Diane Warren, but it's a sentiment that also applies to the Boston quintet themselves. 2012's Music from Another Dimension! may be their first album in eight

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"How can we miss you when you won't go away?" It's a question that sounds as if it could be the title of an Aerosmith power ballad co-written by Diane Warren, but it's a sentiment that also applies to the Boston quintet themselves. 2012's Music from Another Dimension! may be their first album in eight years -- and their first record of original material in over a decade! -- but the band has never been far from the headlines during those missing years, and not just because Steven Tyler screeched his way into America's homes as Simon Cowell's replacement on American Idol. Joe Perry, the Keith Richards to Tyler's Mick Jagger, never was happy about Tyler's leap to the small screen, but it was just one of many interpersonal squabbles that bled their way into the public. That schism can be heard on Music from Another Dimension!, particularly toward its conclusion when Perry muscles his way to the mike for a pair of bracing rockers reminiscent of the band at full flight, but more than anything, this big-budget blockbuster telegraphs that Aerosmith is indeed broadcasting from another dimension, a dimension where splashy kitchen-sink albums from rock bands could sell millions of copies on sheer momentum alone. Carrie Underwood may pop up for a duet on "Can't Stop Loving You," but that's the only nod to the present on an album that's living every day like it's 1997. Both the rockers and ballads are big, big, big, dressed in countless overdubs, so much clatter that it can be hard to hear hooks initially. Simply put, nobody makes albums like this any more. Nobody breaks the bank attempting to make a rock album that's everything to everyone and Aerosmith sounds entirely oblivious to this state of affairs, carrying on like it was 1997. And, in a sense, as an overall piece of product, Music from Another Dimension! is no worse than Nine Lives. It may lack a single as immediate as "Fallin' in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)" -- or the subsequent "Jaded" from 2001's Just Push Play -- but it faithfully follows Aerosmith's '90s blueprint. [The Deluxe Edition featured a second disc with three bonus tracks, and a DVD.]

Product Details

Release Date:
11/06/2012
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0887254790822
catalogNumber:
547908
Rank:
109851

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Aerosmith   Primary Artist
Julian Lennon   Background Vocals
Joe Perry   Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Strings,Vocals,Hammered Dulcimer,Lap Steel Guitar,Guitar (Baritone),Group Member
Tom Scott   Tenor Saxophone
Russ Irwin   Piano,Background Vocals
Desmond Child   Piano
Richard Dodd   Cello
Jack Douglas   Organ,Synthesizer,Percussion,Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Marti Frederiksen   Keyboards,Background Vocals,Roland Synthesizer
Gary Grant   Trumpet
Joey Kramer   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals,Group Member
Melanie Taylor   Background Vocals
Steven Tyler   Organ,Guitar,Harmonica,Mandolin,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Brad Whitford   Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
Bruce Witkin   Background Vocals
Johnny Depp   Background Vocals
Sharlotte Gibson   Background Vocals
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Warren Huart   Background Vocals
Eric Gorfain   Violin
Daphne Chen   Violin
Zac Rae   Synthesizer,Piano,Electric Piano
Paul Santo   Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Mellotron
Larry Hall   Trumpet
Lauren Chipman   Viola
Daniel J. Coe   Synthesizer Strings
Jessy J   Tenor Saxophone
Jesse Kramer   Drums
Jesse Kotansky   Violin,Soloist
John Mitchell   Baritone Saxophone
Tom Hamilton   Synthesizer,Guitar,Electric Bass,Vocals,Group Member
Laura Jones   Background Vocals
Rudy Tanzi   Hammond Organ
Mia Tyler   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Joe Perry   Composer,Producer
Tom Scott   Horn Arrangements
Russ Irwin   Composer
Desmond Child   Composer
Jack Douglas   Producer,Engineer,Horn Arrangements
Marti Frederiksen   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Engineer,Guitar Engineer,Bass Engineer,Piano Engineer
Joey Kramer   Composer
Steven Tyler   Composer,Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,Vocal Producer
Diane Warren   Composer
Brad Whitford   Composer
Marco Moir   Composer,Guitar Techician,Bass Technician
Ross Halfin   Band Photo
Warren Huart   Engineer
Howard Kaufman   Management
John Shipp   Engineer
Daphne Chen   String Arrangements
Paul Santo   Engineer,Pre-production Engineer,Vocal Engineer,Drum Engineering
Dmitar Krnjaic   Engineer
Simon Fuller   Representation
Jimmy Eyers   Tour Manager
Carrie Underwood   Duet
Trudy Green   Management
Daniel J. Coe   Programming,String Arrangements
Dina LaPolt   Representation
Jesse Kramer   Composer,Drum Technician
Andrew Schubert   Engineer
Brad Townsend   Engineer
Tom Hamilton   Composer
Mitch Schneider   Publicity
Marti Fredriksen   Composer
Trace Foster   Vocal Engineer,Guitar Techician,Guitar Engineer
Casey Tebo   Art Direction,Creative Consultant,Layout
Danielle Friedman   Management
Casey Patrick Tebo   Director
Slash   Drawing
Warren Hart   Drum Engineering
Marcee Rondan   Publicity
Lizzie Hardy   Representation

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Music from Another Dimension! 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't agree that Legendary Child is the best song on the album.  In fact, it sounds a little derivative and is actually one of my least favorite songs on this album.  However, there are plenty of songs I loved, including, unfortunately, one which is only on the deluxe version.  I even liked the song with Carrie Underwood on it, something I never imagined I'd ever say.  But it's a great song, simple as that, and one doesn't have to like country to like it..  My only major criticism is I do wish Tom Hamilton's bass has been mixed so that it would have been louder.  I mean it almost was loud enough, but not quite..  Just a bit louder bass, please, Tom Hamilton is one of the most underrated bassists in rock.  .  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That is where this should have stayed. I am a die hard fan...love these guys...but it is Joe Perry playing way too loudly with Steven Tyler trying to sing to unorganized, messy lyrics. Sorry...Only one song...Legendary Child, is decent. I am so dissapointed.