Young Lust: The Aerosmith Anthology

Young Lust: The Aerosmith Anthology

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by Aerosmith
     
 

Longevity alone is no big deal in the world of rock 'n' roll -- but maintaining relevance and passion over the course of three decades on the front lines certainly is. Boston's biggest export (aside from disgruntled Red Sox fans) has done just that, and this rarity-laced retrospective dips deep into the material they created during their strong '90s resurgence.… See more details below

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Longevity alone is no big deal in the world of rock 'n' roll -- but maintaining relevance and passion over the course of three decades on the front lines certainly is. Boston's biggest export (aside from disgruntled Red Sox fans) has done just that, and this rarity-laced retrospective dips deep into the material they created during their strong '90s resurgence. Young Lust is studded with hits that helped Steven Tyler and company stake a claim to MTV dominance, from rockers like "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" and "Love in an Elevator" to sway-inducing ballads like "Crazy" and "Amazing" (the latter presented in its rare, fully orchestrated form). Young Lust goes well beyond the reach of the charts, however. Included among its 34 songs are a bevy of hard-to-find numbers, highlighted by a chugging cover of the Doors' "Love Me Two Times" and such swaggering originals as "Ain't Enough" (previously only available in Japan) and the swirling riff-fest "Don't Stop" (a German-only release until now). And since Aerosmith have long been known for ripping it up even more lavishly onstage, the set concludes with a four-pack of live tunes, highlighted by slow-burn renditions of "Dream On" and "Sweet Emotion." Young? Maybe not, but this set proves Aerosmith is as lustful as ever.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Geffen hits were already summarized on Big Ones, so the 2001 collection Young Lust takes the next step, providing an "anthology," which apparently means that it delves deeper than those hits, providing two discs of latter-day Aerosmith, including album tracks, concert favorites, rarities, non-LP B-sides, and cuts only available on compilations. A better idea in theory than in practice, since Young Lust is typical of collections of its time in that it simultaneously contains too much music and not enough. Too much because these 34 songs simply constitute a lot of material, especially because there are a few album cuts that aren't particularly distinctive, plus live material at the end that feels extraneous. Not enough because certain hits aren't here in the hit versions: the acoustic version of "Livin' on the Edge," the orchestral version of "Amazing," a live "Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)" (not to mention the live performances of Columbia classics "Dream On" and "Sweet Emotion"). That said, this still fulfills its goals pretty nicely, offering an in-depth summary of Aerosmith's comeback, which indeed wasn't limited to just the hits; cuts like "Hangman Jury," "Monkey on My Back," "Blind Man," and especially the non-LP "Deuces Are Wild" are proof that the group was revitalized during this time, only starting to run out of steam around 1993's Get a Grip. Much of the best of this time is available here, but the collection feels a little off, probably because it is so much material in such a concentrated burst, which is not only a little tiring, but the density brings the weaknesses to the forefront in a way such tight albums as Pump couldn't; but it still does offer a lot, even if it doesn't have all that it should.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/20/2001
Label:
Universal Uk
UPC:
0606949311926
catalogNumber:
493119
Rank:
90446

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Let the Music Do the Talking
  2. My Fist Your Face
  3. Shame on You
  4. Heart's Done Time
  5. Rag Doll
  6. Dude (Looks Like a Lady)
  7. Angel
  8. Hangman Jury
  9. Permanent Vacation
  10. Young Lust
  11. The Other Side
  12. What It Takes
  13. Monkey on My Back
  14. Love in an Elevator
  15. Janie's Got a Gun
  16. Ain't Enough
  17. Walk This Way  -  Run-D.M.C.

Disc 2

  1. Eat the Rich
  2. Love Me Two Times
  3. Head First
  4. Livin' on the Edge
  5. Don't Stop
  6. Can't Stop Messin'
  7. Amazing
  8. Cryin'
  9. Crazy
  10. Shut Up and Dance
  11. Deuces Are Wild
  12. Walk on Water
  13. Blind Man
  14. Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)
  15. Dream On
  16. Hole in My Soul
  17. Sweet Emotion

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Aerosmith   Primary Artist
Joe Perry   Dulcimer,Guitar,Background Vocals
Russ Irwin   Keyboards,Background Vocals
David Campbell   Conductor
Thom Gimbel   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Joey Kramer   Percussion,Drums
Steven Tyler   Harmonica,Mandolin,Keyboards,Vocals
Brad Whitford   Guitar
Tom Hamilton   Electric Bass

Technical Credits

Aerosmith   Producer
Joe Perry   Composer
Jim Morrison   Composer
Ray Manzarek   Composer
Tommy Shaw   Composer
John Densmore   Composer
Michael Beinhorn   Producer
Jack Blades   Composer
David Campbell   String Arrangements
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Jack Douglas   Producer
Bruce Fairbairn   Producer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Joey Kramer   Composer
Geri Miller   Liner Notes
Rick Rubin   Producer
Russell Simmons   Producer
Richard Supa   Composer
Ted Templeman   Producer
Steven Tyler   Composer
Jim Vallance   Composer
Brad Whitford   Composer
Vartan   Art Direction
Erick Labson   Mastering
Richie Supa   Composer
Kelly Martinez   Licensing
Tom Hamilton   Composer
Rhodes   Composer
Robby Krieger   Composer
Shaw   Composer

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