What a deal. You get the very best of the worlds greatest rock and roll band Aerosmithat the height of their carear in the 1970’s and a classic live album of the band from the 1980’s and all together for a pretty low price, what a deal!
This is Aerosmiths great hits from 1973-1987 (not 1988!!!) and you get it all. ‘Dream On’ ‘Walk This Way’ ‘Let The Music Do The Talkin’ its all here. Every song on the album is a classic. The original greatest hits left off over half of these songs. No ‘Let The Music Do The Talkin’ ‘Mama Kin’ ‘Lightening Strikes’ (even though it wasnt really a big hit). And it also had poor edits on ‘Kings And Queens’ and ‘Sweet Emotion’ cutting off the classic intros and killer jams at the ends of the songs. Well this version still does that but it is still good.
Aerosmiths Classics Live is also included here. While this is not one of Aerosmtihs best live recordings its still a Aerosmith classic and is essential to all Aerosmith and rock and roll collections. Some songs were recorded with Joe Perry and Brad Whitford and some are with out and have Rick Dufey and Jimmy Crespo playing guitar, while that is my biggest complaint because Joe Perry is my hero and I dont think you can have Aerosmtih with out Brad Whitford and certainly not without Joe Perry, as I am sure most will agree. My other small complaint is these are bad selections, I mean Steven is really high and the band isnt really tight, they could have been better but they were all high or drunk or both. But these small problems dont bother me too much because I still think this is a great live album from Aerosmith.
So to conclude this is a great deal you get Aerosmtihs best and Aerosmith live, for the average fan you couldnt want more, but as a hardcore fan like myself I must recomend to you that you buy all the bands albums as they are all truly fantastic with the exception of Rock And A Hard Place, which is still pretty good in itself.