Remastered from the Original Source Tapes
With Steven Tyler on vocals, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford on guitars, Tom Hamilton on bass, and Joey Kramer on drums, Aerosmith has outlasted all the trends and fads of rock and roll to become one of the most powerful and electrifying forces in popular music, selling in excess of 100 million albums since their inception in Boston, MA circa 1970.
In the era of sex, drugs and rock & roll, Aerosmith arrived with a sexy swagger and thrusts of metal, glam and boogie woogie. Tyler’s lyrics laced with double entendres and witty humor perfectly complimented the group's raunchy, bluesy backdrops. Beyond driving rock and roll tunes, Aerosmith also created quintessential power ballads, a dual skill which helped the band yield a string of gold and platinum albums.
40 years after its original release on Columbia in January of 1973, this Sony Legacy edition of Aerosmith's classic double platinum eponymous debut album has been newly remastered from the original source tapes and is pressed on 180g audiophile vinyl housed in an individually numbered jacket. Top Ten single and album centerpiece "Dream On" finds the band melding their explicit Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin influences in promising fashion, an early blueprint for the sound that would propel Aerosmith to '70s dominance.