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O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits
     

O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits

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by Aerosmith
 

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Few bands have managed to survive 30 years together, much less continue to craft chart-toppers for the duration of such a period. Aerosmith are a prime example of that longevity, and this collection -- unlike previous compendiums of hits from the Beantown Boys -- covers the entire span of that career. Stretching back to the cocksure strut of early favorites like "Mama

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Few bands have managed to survive 30 years together, much less continue to craft chart-toppers for the duration of such a period. Aerosmith are a prime example of that longevity, and this collection -- unlike previous compendiums of hits from the Beantown Boys -- covers the entire span of that career. Stretching back to the cocksure strut of early favorites like "Mama Kin" and "Walk This Way" (which is represented in both its original form and the Run-D.M.C.-fortified remake), O Yeah! gives plenty of play to the edge that prompted many folks to dub Steven Tyler and company America's answer to the Stones. The double-disc set also spotlights the quintet's undying way with a power ballad, culling tunes like "Janie's Got a Gun" and "Amazing" from more recent times. The double-disc collection is rounded out by a pair of freshly recorded numbers -- "Girls of Summer" and "Lay It Down" -- that bode very well for the future of Boston's most potent export.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
As the sixth domestic Aerosmith hits collection and the first to feature selections from both their Columbia and Geffen years (not to mention that it's the second double-disc retrospective released within eight months), The Ultimate Aerosmith Hits should live up to its title -- and it does, for the most part. Over the course of two discs and 30 songs, almost all the heavy-hitters are hauled out, from "Mama Kin" to "Jaded," including both versions of "Walk This Way." Some of the songs are presented in a remixed form -- "Draw the Line," "Pink," "Just Push Play" -- but all of the new mixes are good, possibly even improvements, and the new song, "Girls of Summer," is strong (its companion, "Lay It Down," isn't as noteworthy). So, all the parts are in place -- why doesn't it feel definitive, then? After all, there are no big songs or hits missing (apart from the cover of "Come Together," which isn't much of a loss), just fan favorites and album tracks like "Lord of the Thighs," "Lick and a Promise," and "Chip Away the Stone" (and nothing from Done With Mirrors, for that matter). The reason it doesn't feel definitive is that the classic Columbia recordings are wrapped up by track ten, and then the best of their late-'80s comeback is wrapped up by the end of the first disc, which leaves disc two pretty much devoted to everything from Get a Grip on -- an era not widely considered their best, even though it had a number of hits, plus a couple of good songs along the way ("Crying," "Deuces Are Wild"). So, even though this delivers everything it should and will certainly be the one Aerosmith disc most casual listeners will need, it doesn't quite capture the essence of the band the way their greatest albums do (whether they're Rocks or Pump).

Product Details

Release Date:
07/02/2002
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998670020
catalogNumber:
86700

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Mama Kin
  2. Dream On
  3. Same Old Song And Dance
  4. Seasons Of Wither
  5. Walk This Way
  6. Big Ten Inch Record
  7. Sweet Emotion
  8. Last Child
  9. Back In The Saddle
  10. Draw The Line Remix
  11. Dude (Looks Like A Lady)
  12. Angel
  13. Rag Doll
  14. Janie's Got A Gun
  15. Love In An Elevator
  16. What It Takes

Disc 2

  1. The Other Side
  2. Livin' On The Edge
  3. Cryin'
  4. Amazing
  5. Deuces Are Wild
  6. Crazy
  7. Falling In Love (Is Hard On The Knees)
  8. Pink The South Beach Mix
  9. I Don't Want To Miss A Thing
  10. Jaded
  11. Just Push Play Radio Remix
  12. Walk This Way
  13. Girls Of Summer
  14. Lay It Down

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Aerosmith   Primary Artist
Don Henley   Background Vocals
Joe Perry   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Joey Kramer   Percussion,Drums
Run-D.M.C.   Track Performer
Steven Tyler   Harmonica,Percussion,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Brad Whitford   Guitar
Tom Hamilton   Bass

Technical Credits

Aerosmith   Producer
Joe Perry   Composer,Producer
Desmond Child   Composer
Holly Knight   Composer
Glen Ballard   Composer,Producer
Adrian Barber   Producer
Ray Colcord   Producer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Jack Douglas   Producer
Bruce Fairbairn   Producer
Marti Frederiksen   Composer,Producer,Remixing
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Mark Hudson   Composer,Producer
Rick Rubin   Producer
Kevin Shirley   Producer
Russell Simmons   Producer
Richard Supa   Composer
Steven Tyler   Composer,Producer,Remixing
Jim Vallance   Composer
Diane Warren   Composer
Brad Whitford   Composer
Jason Mizell   Producer
Donald DeGrate   Composer
Matt Serletic   Arranger,Producer
Sean Evans   Art Direction
Jim Survis   Instrument Technician
Tony Perry   Composer
Hudson   Producer
Will Kennedy   Logo,Logo Design
Tom Hamilton   Composer

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O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If I wanted to listen to Run DMC I would buy their albums. Oh! Yeah! I can't believe you ruined a tremendous album by putting them on here.
Guest More than 1 year ago
All I can say is WOW WOW WOW=0
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is by far the best cd of theirs i heard...they are excellent musicians..i mean they've lasted this long already and people still love them
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great cd, perfect for Aerosmith fanatics!!! All the hits are there, what more could you want? It's Rock N' Roll at it's best. They don't make them like this anymore. In all the years they have been around i still haven't found time to go to one of their concerts, i'm on BAD fan! Next time around.....I SWEAR!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great album! It is full of the best of Aerosmith's songs. I LOVE this cd and listen to it a lot. And if you don't have anytyhing good to say about Aerosmith, DON'T!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This disc features thirty tracks from Aerosmith's past present and future. There are songs featured on this cd dating back to 1973, when the band first released their self-titled album. Songs throughout this cd can be enjoyed by a wide variety of fans of all different ages. There are songs for of fans to sing along with and newer songs for fans to learn. O Yeah Ultimate Aerosmith Hits has a song that everyone can enjoy listening to. This cd features heavy metal and hard rock songs to poetic lyrical songs. This cd is a double-disc, and the songs are in chronological order as they were released. Some of the songs on the cd are from various soundtracks from movies that the band asked to make over the years. This dual disc is a cd you can relax to, sing along with, and jam out on your car radio. O Yeah Ultimate Aerosmith Hits is a piece of the bands History. The cd represents how this band has uniquely been able to with stand the test of time. Aerosmith has released over 20 albums and has been making music for over thirty years for fans to listen to. If you don't have this cd, I suggest you buy it.
SusieJoe More than 1 year ago
This 2 disc package is really a must have if you are looking for some classic Aerosmith. Disc 1 has the old Aero feel, with the polished studio boarding, lound where it needs to be and supporting everywere else. Disc 2 also rocks, and it gets into some of the tunes with more reflective lyrics. The only change I would make is adding a few more songs, al least "No More, No More" and "Eat the Rich" but I'm sure the label wanted to give some incentive to buy other discs as well! All hail to America's Stones! xo ;)
Guest More than 1 year ago
There isn't a single Aerosmith fan out there that can resist this album. It includes every hit they've had in the past 30 years and proves that they are one of the greatest bands in American history.
Guest More than 1 year ago
wow what a collection// 30 songs/ in a 30 year carrer put on 2 cds/ the bad boys of boston do it again and they keep getting better and better.this aerosmith collection on the 1st cd/ starts off with hits such as ma ma kin/ dream /on walk this way/ and it countiunes with more hits and closes disc 1 with what it takes/ disc 2 the adventure continues with the other side/ then it brings us in to the 90s with livin on the edege and cryin and crazy/deuces are wild/ falling in love is hard on the knees and a remix of pink/ plus from the armageddon soundtrack i dont wanna miss a thing/then it brings us into the 21st century with more awesome ones/ jaded and just push play/ then it goes back in time for a few minutes with the run dmc version walk this way witch was recorded with aerosmith in 1986./ and now we go back to the 21st century again as this collection closes with 2 new songs/ girls of summer and lay it down/ this is for sure a verry great collection/ if you dont have it go out and get it/ and crank up all those great aerosmith greats/
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a longtime Aerosmith fan ( and a hardcore one at that ) I find the disc set somehow amazingly refreshing. Mama Kin, the opener, sounds fresher---i'm sure they remixed that. Sweet Emotion was kept in its' original mix (not the new mix made a couple years back). I LOVE the 2 new songs. ''Girls of Summer'' floors me with that little ditty (''everybody's talkin' bout'') before the chorus. ''Lay It Down'' is reminiscent of ''Home Tonight'' from Rocks...still a power ballad but when Tyler sings the ''morning light...gonna be all right'' part it transforms itself into a classic 70's ballad...although a good solo would have fitted well in that song. Tracks left out I feel should be in: Movin' Out, Lick and A Promise, Chiquita, Get The Lead Out, No Surprize. These could have replaced ''What It Takes'' and ''Come Together''...Falling in Love has a longer intro than the original. They could've done something about the order of songs, intermixing new and old randomly. All in all, even though its' obviously tailor made for the casual listener (Toys in The Attic as a BONUS TRACK? Come on?), I still keep it on...Keep on Rocking. They have eclipsed the Stones in my point of view.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Aerosmith is running the risk of being mistaken for the Stones, with a new ''best of'' or ''live'' collection every 6 months. Well, I hope you waited, 'cause ''O, Yeah!'' is THE one to order. I have the original ''Greatest Hits'' CD,( not the remaster of the same disc) and did A-to-B comparisons of the common songs. ''O, Yeah!'' wipes the floor with that decade-plus old disc sonically. And even the relative new tunes sound better than their 80s and 90s album had them cut. Now the nicest suprise is the Radio-Remix of Just Push Play. It's a great tune on the CD of the same name with obscene lyrics. This ''clean'' version is better, with crisper percussion and vocal loops, and you can enjoy it with anyone in the house. The 2 new (obligatory to make fans buy it) songs at the end are BOTH great, despite what you might have read above. Especially ''Girls of Summer'' -- think Aerosmith meets ELO and Tom Petty and it works times 2! The remix of ''Pink'' is a vast improvement too. And the Run-DMC version of WTW is a nice suprise, as is the movie song ''Miss a Thing'' that I bought the single of, since the whole soundtrack tanks. I wish there were a remastered version of their cover of ''Come Together'' and maybe just a little more old CBS material; there's room, the discs come in at a little less than 70 minutes each! Next time boys, if its a collection lets give the fans another couple of songs (even new ones). But thanks for the MASTER remaster, and keeping it largely clean too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Gosh this album brings back so many great songs and also introduces new hits like ''Girls of Summer.'' Hell, they are as ancient as dinosaurs but still can bring it!!!!!!
EJAT More than 1 year ago
I carefully chose "O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith" as my first Aerosmith music to own. It was a good choice, and the 2-CD set contains 30 Super Hits of Aerosmith, an iconic band with its own totally unique and appealing sound. Songs include their classic early blockbuster hit "Walk This Way", the infectious "Back in the Saddle", and other hit songs including "Love in an Elevator", "The Other Side", and "Cryin". I play my Aerosmith trademark music on my portable CD player when I go for walks and it really is a stimulating and enjoyable way to get one's exercise for the day. The music will "carry you along" on the walk. If you get only one Aerosmith album, or if it's your first Aerosmith purchase, "O Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith" will leave you fully happy with your purchase and uplifted by the energy of Aerosmith's one-of-a-kind tremendous music.
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