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Pandora's Box | Released: 1991 | Columbia Records | Platinum |
   Disc One  
1)  When I Needed You
2)  Make It
3)  Movin' Out
4)  One Way Street
5)  On The Road Again
6)  Mama Kin
7)  Same Old Song and Dance
8)  Train Kept A Rollin'
9)  Seasons of Wither
10)  Write Me (live)
11)  Dream On
12)  Pandora's Box
  13)  Rattlesnake Shake (live)  
14)  Walkin' the Dog (live)
15)  Lord of the Thighs (live)

   Disc Two  
1)  Toys in the Attic
2)  Round and Round
3)  Krawhitham
4)  You See Me Crying
5)  Sweet Emotion
6)  No More, No More
7)  Walk This Way
8)  I Wanna Know Why (live)
9)  Big Ten Inch (Record) (live)
10)  Rats in the Cellar
11)  Last Child (extended)
12)  All Your Love
13)  Soul Saver
14)  Nobody's Fault
15)  Lick and a Promise
16)  Adam's Apple (live)
17)  Draw the Line
18)  Critical Mass
     
     
   Disc Three  
1)  Kings and Queens (live)
2)  Milk Cow Blues
3)  I Live In Connecticut
4)  Three Mile Smile
5)  Let It Slide
6)  Cheese Cake
7)  Bone to Bone
8)  No Surprize
9)  Come Together
10)  Downtown Charlie
11)  Sharpshooter
12)  Shit House Shuffle
13)  South Station Blues
14)  Riff & Roll
15)  Jailbait
16)  Major Barbara
17)  Chip Away the Stone
18)  Helter Skelter
19)  Back in the Saddle
**)  Circle Jerk

PANDORA'S BOX is a comprehensive 3 CD/cassette set documenting Aerosmith's years with Columbia (1972-1982). Among the 52 digitally remastered songs are 20 previously-unreleased recordings, alternate versions, unreleased live performances, rehearsal tapes and pre-Aerosmith recordings from Steven Tyler's band Chain Reaction. Also included is a 64-page booklet complete with previously-unpublished photos from the band's private collection, song-by-song commentary, and an essay by Rolling Stone's David Wild.

Released at a time when Aerosmith was in the midst of a major comeback while recording for Geffen Records, this 1991 three-CD box set was put out by the band's original label and is a treasure trove of material from the band's golden age of 1973-1982. Also included are previously unreleased Aerosmith demos, rarities, and live tracks along with solo material by Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, and Stephen Tyler's pre-Aerosmith band, Chain Reaction.

Unfairly labeled as America's answer to the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith was more of a musical motorcycle gang armed with a sassy attitude, riff-heavy guitars, and a ripe appreciation for a well-placed double entendre. Hits like "Sweet Emotion," "Walk This Way," and "Dream On" are all certifiable classics, but it's the lesser-known material like "Seasons of Wither," "Mama Kin," and "Major Barbra" that taps into the unfettered spirit that's earned the band such die-hard fans. The other appealing aspect of this legendary group is how its members have retained the innocence of being fans themselves. Covers of the Beatles ("Come Together, "Helter Skelter"), Otis Rush ("All Your Love"), Bullmoose Jackson ("Big Ten Inch Record"), and Tiny Bradshaw ("Train Kept a Rollin") evidence the group's slavish devotion to past masters.




Recorded between 1966 & 1982.

Aerosmith:
Steven Tyler (vocals, harmonica, piano);
Joe Perry (vocals, guitar);
Brad Whitford, Jimmy Crespo, Rick Dufay (guitar);
Tom Hamilton (bass);
Joey Kramer (drums)

Additional personnel:
Paul Prestopino (banjo);
Michael Brecker (tenor saxophone);
Stan Bronstein (baritone saxophone);
David Woodford (saxophone);
Randy Brecker (trumpet);
Jon Pearson (trombone);
Scott Cushnie (piano);
Jay Messina (bass marimba);
Chain Reaction 

Compilation producer:
Don DeVito.

Producers include:
Aerosmith, Adrian Barber, Jack Douglas, Ray Colcord, Gary Lyons.

Engineers include:
Adrian Barber, Caryl Weinstein, Jack Douglas.


Whitford/St. Holmes:
Derek St. Holmes (guitar);
Brad Whitford (guitar);
Dave Hewitt (bass);
Steve Pace (drums)

Joe Perry Project:
Joe Perry (vocals, guitar);
Charlie Farren (guitar, background vocals);
David Hull (bass, background vocals);
Ronnie Stewart (drums, percussion)


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1992 The Billboard 200 45

 


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