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Gems
     

Gems

by Aerosmith
 

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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/01/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972387321
catalogNumber:
723873
Rank:
51821

Tracks

  1. Rats in the Cellar
  2. Lick and a Promise
  3. Chip Away the Stone
  4. No Surprize
  5. Mama Kin
  6. Adam's Apple
  7. Nobody's Fault
  8. Round and Round
  9. Critical Mass
  10. Lord of the Thighs
  11. Jailbait
  12. Train Kept a Rollin'

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Aerosmith   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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