Greatest Hits (Aerosmith album)

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Greatest Hits
AerosmithGreatestHits.jpg
Greatest hits album by
Released November 11, 1980
Recorded 1972 at Intermedia Studios, Boston, Massachusetts; 1973–1977 and 1979 at Record Plant Studios, New York City, New York; February–March 1976 and August 1978 at the Wherehouse, Waltham, Massachusetts; June–October 1977 at the Cenacle, Armonk, New York; 1979 at Media Sound, New York City, New York[1]
Genre Hard rock, blues rock
Length 37:15
Label Columbia
Producer Adrian Barber, Jack Douglas, Ray Colcord, Aerosmith, George Martin, Gary Lyons[2]
Aerosmith compilation chronology
Greatest Hits
(1980)
Gems
(1988)
Greatest Hits 1973–1988
Album art of 1997 revised version
Album art of 1997 revised version

Greatest Hits is the first greatest hits compilation album by American hard rock band Aerosmith, released by Columbia Records on November 11, 1980. Although the official website for Aerosmith lists the release for Greatest Hits as October 1980,[1] and the album was originally scheduled for release on October 24, 1980,[3] it was delayed until November 11, 1980.[4]

Some of the tracks were significantly edited from their original versions. The single version of "Same Old Song and Dance" was used, and was edited down almost a full minute. It also contained an alternate lyric which was not heard on Get Your Wings. The original lyric was "Gotcha with the cocaine, found with your gun." The alternate lyric, included on the compilation, was "You shady lookin' loser, you played with my gun." "Sweet Emotion" also used the single version; it begins with the first chorus, cutting out the now famous talk box intro and the coda was replaced with a repeating chorus and fades out. "Kings and Queens" was also edited down, cutting the intro and certain other parts. "Walk This Way" was edited slightly, chanting the first chorus once instead of twice. The other remaining tracks were kept intact.

On April 21, 1997, a slightly revised version, Greatest Hits 1973–1988, was released outside the U.S.A., with the ten tracks in their edited versions retained, with five additional songs from the same era added, plus the 1991 version of "Sweet Emotion" and a live version of "One Way Street".[5]

Greatest Hits is the band's highest RIAA certified album in the United States, having been certified 11x Platinum in 2007.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars [6]
Robert Christgau A− [7]

Track listing

Original version

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s)[1] Length
1. "Dream On" (from Aerosmith, 1973) Steven Tyler Adrian Barber 4:28
2. "Same Old Song and Dance" (Single version) (from Get Your Wings, 1974) Tyler, Joe Perry Jack Douglas, Ray Colcord 3:04
3. "Sweet Emotion" (Single version) (from Toys in the Attic, 1975) Tyler, Tom Hamilton Douglas 3:15
4. "Walk This Way" (Slightly edited version) (from Toys in the Attic) Tyler, Perry Douglas 3:33
5. "Last Child" (from Rocks, 1976) Tyler, Brad Whitford Douglas, Aerosmith 3:28
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s)[1] Length
1. "Back in the Saddle" (from Rocks) Tyler, Perry Douglas, Aerosmith 4:41
2. "Draw the Line" (from Draw the Line, 1977) Tyler, Perry Douglas, Aerosmith 3:24
3. "Kings and Queens" (Single version) (from Draw the Line) Tyler, Whitford, Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Jack Douglas Douglas, Aerosmith 3:48
4. "Come Together" (from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band: The Original Soundtrack, 1978) John Lennon, Paul McCartney Douglas, George Martin 3:47
5. "Remember (Walking in the Sand)" (from Night in the Ruts, 1979) George Morton Gary Lyons, Aerosmith 4:05
Total length: 37:32

Track listing - 1997 reissue

Track details same as Original Version track listing, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Dream On"     4:26
2. "Mama Kin" (from Aerosmith) Tyler Barber 4:27
3. "Same Old Song and Dance"     3:03
4. "Seasons of Wither" (from Get Your Wings) Tyler Douglas, Colcord 4:57
5. "Sweet Emotion"     3:13
6. "Walk This Way"     3:32
7. "Big Ten Inch Record" (from Toys in the Attic) Fred Weismantel Douglas 2:15
8. "Last Child"     3:27
9. "Back in the Saddle"     4:41
10. "Draw the Line"     3:23
11. "Kings and Queens"     3:49
12. "Come Together" Lennon–McCartney   3:45
13. "Remember (Walking in the Sand)"     4:05
14. "Lightning Strikes" (from Rock in a Hard Place, 1982) Tyler, Jimmy Crespo, Richard Supa Lyons, Aerosmith 4:28
15. "Chip Away the Stone" (from Gems, 1988) Supa Douglas 4:01
16. "Sweet Emotion" (David Thoener remix - from Pandora's Box Single, 1991; original version from Toys in the Attic) Tyler, Hamilton Douglas 4:36
17. "One Way Street" (Live) (from Made in America, 1997/2001; original version from Aerosmith) Tyler   6:40
Total length: 1:08:40

Personnel

Aerosmith
Additional musicians
Production

Charts

The album reached #53 on the Billboard 200 in 1980, #154 in 1987 and #43 in 2013.[8]

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[9] Platinum 100,000^
Japan (RIAJ)[10] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[11] 11× Platinum 11,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history

Region Date Label Format Catalog # Barcode Notes
USA Nov 11, 1980 Columbia LP FC 36865 074643686518 Some front covers have the right side of the logo, some the left side
USA Nov 11, 1980 Columbia Cassette FCT 36865 074643686549 Some issues have the “0 7464-36865-1” LP barcode
USA Nov 11, 1980 Columbia 8-Track FCA 36865 074643686587
USA Jul 1983 Columbia LP PC 36865 074643686518 "The Nice Price"[12]
USA Jul 1983 Columbia Cassette PCT 36865 074643686549 "The Nice Price"[12]
USA May 1986 Columbia CD CK 36865 074643686525 scheduled for Dec 1984 but delayed 17 months[13][14]
USA Jun 1987 Columbia LP PC 36865 074643686518 02 date is approximate; issued between Jun 1987 - Oct 1990; some issues have the FC prefix/01 barcode[15][16][17][18]
USA Jun 1987 Columbia Cassette PCT 36865 074643686549 02 date is approximate; some issues have the FCT prefix/01 barcode; the cover was later changed to full length[19]
USA Aug 30, 1988 Columbia CD CK 36865 074643686525 reissue[20]
USA Apr 18, 1990 Columbia Cassette PCT 36865 074643686549 02 reissue; full length cover[21]
USA Oct 20, 1990 Columbia CD CK 36865 074643686525 reissue[22]
USA Sep 7, 1993 Columbia CD CK 57367 074645736723 1993 Remaster; scheduled for Aug 24, 1993 but delayed 2 weeks[23]
USA Sep 7, 1993 Columbia Cassette CT 57367 074645736747 1993 Remaster; scheduled for Aug 24, 1993 but delayed 2 weeks[24]
USA Sep 14, 1993 Columbia MiniDisc CM 57367 074645736785 1993 Remaster; scheduled for Aug 24, 1993 but delayed 3 weeks[25]
USA Feb 1, 2008 Columbia MP3 256k CK 57367 074645736723 1993 Remaster[26][27][28]
USA Oct 6, 2009 Columbia MP3 320k CK 57367 074645736723 1993 Remaster; date is approximate; issued between Oct 6, 2009 - Nov 28, 2009[29][30][31]
USA Aug 26, 2011 Columbia MP3 256k CK 57367 074645736723 1993 Remaster; reissue[32]
USA Aug 26, 2011 Columbia MP3 320k CK 57367 074645736723 1993 Remaster; reissue[33]
USA Sep 6, 2011 Columbia AAC 256k CK 57367 074645736723 1993 Remaster[34][35]
USA Nov 6, 2012 Columbia AAC 256k 88644371194 886443711945 2012 Remaster; "Mastered for iTunes"[36][37]
USA Apr 21, 2014 Columbia FLAC 96/24 88644371194 886443711945 2012 Remaster[38][39]
USA Sep 26, 2014 Columbia CD CK 57367 888750363527 1993 Remaster; also listed as Jan 16, 2015[40][41]
USA Sep 26, 2014 Columbia CD CK 57367 888750363626 1993 Remaster; also listed as Nov 11, 2014[42][43]
USA Jun 21, 2019 Columbia LP FC 36865 190758469812 140 Gram[44][45][46][47]
USA Aug 7, 2019 Columbia AAC 256k 88644371194 886443711945 2012 Remaster; reissue; "Apple Digital Master"[48][49]
USA Sep 27, 2019 Columbia FLAC 96/24 88644371194 886443711945 2012 Remaster; reissue[50]

See also

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  13. ^ Based on the "DIDP 20145" mastering number and Billboard December 15, 1984, page 25
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