00867-2 Devil's Got A New Disguise
Previously released material
Released on October 17, 2006
US CHART POSITION #33
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K ronomyth 24.0: DISGUISE ROCKED... 40 YEARS AGO. O Yeah! Another Aerosmith compilation. (That would be sarcasm, by the way.) The existence of yet another Aerosmith retrospective stinks, and I say that only because there isn’t a word in English that means “festering boil on the ass of an incontinent monkey.” Dick Cheney, you say? That’s two words. Look, I’m not even going to argue the point that these compilations are continually crowding out what actual rock fans would consider “classic” Aerosmith; the UK version selects only two representatives (“Dream On,” “Sweet Emotion”) from their first nine albums. The truth is that the band’s best work, in terms of quality and longevity, began with Permanent Vacation and the decision to become a mouthpiece for professional songwriters like Desmond Child, Jim Vallance, Taylor Rhodes and Diane Warren. Honestly, to their (increasingly diminishing) credit, Aerosmith adapted to the change far better than Cheap Trick. I’m actually more incensed that someone felt compelled to “clean up” the mix on the early songs, as if “Dream On” needed to sound like it was recorded yesterday. Also, the Run DMC version of “Walk This Way” is a travesty of the original. And how do you leave “Angel” off the US version?!! (Only kidding; I hate that song.) Here’s a suggestion: a two-disc retrospective that features Disc One: The Band That Once Rocked featuring the Columbia years and Disc Two: The Band That Launched Alicia Silverstone’s Career featuring the Geffen years. Then you can toss out one disc or the other and have the Aerosmith of your dreams. Lastly, I’d like to give a big raspberry to the idea of tacking two “new” tracks onto the tail of this donkey. If you’re intent on owning everything by Aerosmith, download them for $2; you’re only going to play them a few times anyway.

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00867-2 back cover

TRACK LISTING

  1. DREAM ON    (Steven Tyler)    4:26
  2. MAMA KIN    (Steven Tyler)    4:27
  3. SWEET EMOTION    (Steve Tyler/Tom Hamilton)    4:34
  4. BACK IN THE SADDLE    (Steve Tyler/Joe Perry)    4:40
  5. LAST CHILD    (Steven Tyler/Brad Whitford)    3:25
  6. WALK THIS WAY (Performed by Run-D.M.C. with Steven Tyler & Joe Perry)    (Steven Tyler/Joe Perry)    3:41
  7. DUDE (LOOKS LIKE A LADY)    (Steven Tyler/Joe Perry/Desmond Child)    4:21
  8. RAG DOLL    (Steven Tyler/Joe Perry/Jim Vallance/Holly Knight)    4:24
  9. LOVE IN AN ELEVATOR    (Steven Tyler/Joe Perry)    5:20
  10. JANIE'S GOT A GUN    (Steven Tyler/Tom Hamilton)    5:30
  11. WHAT IT TAKES    (Steven Tyler/Joe Perry/Desmond Child)    4:07
  12. CRAZY (LP EDIT)    (Steven Tyler/Joe Perry/Desmond Child)    4:03
  13. LIVIN' ON THE EDGE (CLOSER/EDGE CHR EDIT)    (Steven Tyler/Joe Perry/Mark Hudson)    4:20
  14. CRYIN'    (Steven Tyler/Joe Perry/Taylor Rhodes)    5:08
  15. I DON'T WANT TO MISS A THING (POP MIX)    (Diane Warren)    4:28
  16. JADED    (Steven Tyler/Marti Frederiksen)    3:34
  17. SEDONA SUNRISE    (Joe Perry/Steven Tyler/Jim Vallance)    4:16
  18. DEVIL'S GOT A NEW DISGUISE    (Steven Tyler/Joe Perry/Diane Warren)    4:27

    UK/TAI CD track listing
  19. DUDE (LOOKS LIKE A LADY)
  20. LOVE IN AN ELEVATOR
  21. LIVIN' ON THE EDGE
  22. WALK THIS WAY (WITH RUN-D.M.C.)
  23. CRYIN'
  24. JADED
  25. CRAZY
  26. ANGEL
  27. JANIE'S GOT A GUN
  28. AMAZING
  29. THE OTHER SIDE
  30. DREAM ON
  31. SWEET EMOTION
  32. FALLING IN LOVE (IS HARD ON THE KNEES)
  33. PINK
  34. I DON'T WANT TO MISS A THING
  35. SEDONA SUNRISE
  36. DEVIL'S GOT A NEW DISGUISE

    JPN CD track listing
  37. DUDE (LOOKS LIKE A LADY)
  38. LOVE IN AN ELEVATOR
  39. LIVIN' ON THE EDGE
  40. WALK THIS WAY (WITH RUN-D.M.C.)
  41. CRYIN'
  42. JADED
  43. CRAZY
  44. ANGEL
  45. AMAZING
  46. THE OTHER SIDE
  47. DREAM ON
  48. SWEET EMOTION
  49. DRAW THE LINE
  50. FALLING IN LOVE (IS HARD ON THE KNEES)
  51. PINK
  52. I DON'T WANT TO MISS A THING
  53. SEDONA SUNRISE
  54. DEVIL'S GOT A NEW DISGUISE

CREDITS

TOM HAMILTON -- bass guitar
JOEY KRAMER -- drums
JOE PERRY -- guitar
STEVEN TYLER -- lead vocals, background vocals, harmonica (I can't believe they forgot "tambourine"), mixing (17,18)
BRAD WHITFORD -- guitar
Marti Frederiksen -- mixing (17,18)
Brian Paturalski -- mixing (17,18)
Michelle Holme -- art direction, design
Joshua Marc Levy -- design
Amy Kalyn Sims -- cover photography
Ron Pownall -- band photography
Ross Halfin/Idols -- band photography

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US October 17, 2006 Columbia/Geffen CD 00867-2  
UK/TAI 2006 Sony BMG CD 00869-2  
JPN 2006 Sony CD/DVD SICP-1165 w. bonus DVD
JPN 2006 Sony CD SICP-1167  
UK 2007 Sony BMG CD/DVD 09499-2 Tour Edition w. bonus DVD

 

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