Aerosmith to release 1971 The Road Starts Hear for Record Store Day
November 26, 2021, Aerosmith will release Aerosmith – 1971: The road begins to hear via UMe: a rare and unpublished 1971 rehearsal as part of Record Store Day 2021.
Newly discovered in the vaults of Aerosmith, the soundtrack had not been touched for decades. This historic recording includes seven extraordinary tracks showcasing the precocious and unbridled talent of future Hall of Fame members, including an emerging version of “Dream On,” which they would later record and release on their eponymous debut label in 1973. .
Aerosmith is one of the few bands to hit the charts with the same song 5 decades later, the song was a hit in 1973, reaching No. 59 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and returned to the charts in 2020 at No. # 4 on the Hard Rock Streaming Songs chart.
The road begins, produced by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Steve Berkowitz, available on both vinyl and limited edition cassette for Record Store Day, features never-before-seen stock photos, original soundtrack box images and notes from cover written by Rolling stones David Fricke with new interviews and comments from the band on this long forgotten recording.
The first historic recording was made with Joe Perry’s Wollensak tape recorder in 1971 (by Mark Lehman who owned the infamous pickup truck and became the band’s road crew), either in the band’s rehearsal room in Boston in front of a few selected friends, or during a rehearsal that the group did during a soundcheck for a first concert. All that is certain is that the band captured a starving young rock band a year before they were discovered and signed with Columbia Records and two years before the release of their eponymous debut label, which helped catapult the band in one of the biggest rock bands. all time.
The road begins presents the first recordings of such gems as “Somebody”, “Movin ‘Out”, “Walkin’ The Dog”, “Mama Kin” and an early version of the classic Aerosmith ballad “Dream On”, all of which will be recorded more late for their milestone debut. Other tracks included “Reefer Head Woman,” which would later be recorded for their 1979 album. Night in the ruts, and the track “Major Barbara”, a song that would appear on their release in 1986 Classics live.
Celebrating their 50th anniversary, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Aerosmith has sold over 150 million albums worldwide, produced music videos such as “Amazing”, “Crazy”, “Janie’s Got A Gun”, âLivin ‘on the Edgeâ and âLove in an Elevator,â and have kicked off some extravagant record-breaking world tours, most recently with their successful residency in Las Vegas.
The group broke many boundaries, most notably becoming the first rock band with a commercially successful hip-hop collaboration with Run DMC on “Walk This Way” and the first hard rock band to appear at a Super Bowl halftime show with their performance in 2001, and in 1999, Aerosmith became the first group to have their own themed attraction at Disney World in Florida and later in Paris with the launch of the Rock ‘N’ Roller roller coaster featuring Aerosmith.
Aerosmith – 1971: The road begins to hear includes the following tracks:
“Intro – Someone”
“Woman at the head of the reef”
“Walk the dog”
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