|Aerosmith's Greatest Hits|
|Previously released material|
|Released on November 1980|
|US CHART POSITION #53 . . . 10x PLATINUM RECORD|
|Find it at GEMM|
|FC 36865 cover
[high resolution scan]
C ONGRATULATIONS! You’ve found the SECRET MAGIC SQUARE! Only there is no secret magic square. I thought of having one, actually, with a hidden message like “Ahmet Ertegun is the antichrist” (which I hid too well the first time), but I don’t have that kind of time anymore. So this is just my way of killing time, in the absence of any record to review. You see, I bought this album in a box of records, only to find the first record of Live Bootleg in this sleeve instead of Aerosmith’s Greatest Hits. The box didn’t contain Live Bootleg, in case you’re wondering, thus deepening the mystery. What’s more of a mystery is how an album that didn’t even crack the US Top 40 could go on to sell over 10 million copies. I guess it just grew on people over time like Steven Tyler’s sunken cheekbones. Without benefit of having heard the elpee, I’ll tell you that I would have replaced “Same Old Song And Dance” with “Lord of the Thighs” and one of the later tracks [“Kings And Queens” or “Remember (Sucking in the Sand)”] with any version of “Chip Away The Stone.” It’s amazing that I can have an opinion about an album I haven’t even heard. And by amazing I mean really, really sad. It’s just that I had the scan and the release info, and I didn’t want the page to look too empty. So you’ve really unearthed secret, magic squat. Congratulations.
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|REGION||RELEASE DATE||LABEL||MEDIA||ID NUMBER||FEATURES|
|US||November 1980||Columbia||LP||FC 36865||picture sleeve|
|CAN||1980||Columbia||LP/CS||FC/WFCT 36865||picture sleeve|
|US||August 24, 1993||Columbia||CD||CK 57637||digital remaster|
|US||December 1, 2000||Columbia||CDX||501438||w. bonus tracks|
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