Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Aerosmith to issue unreleased 1971 recording on Record Store Day

Aerosmith will release a recently-discovered recording of a 1971 rehearsal as part of Record Store Day later this month.

Due November 26, “The Road Starts Hear” was captured with Joe Perry’s Wollensak reel-to-reel tape machine in 1971 by Mark Lehman, who owned the band’s infamous van and became Aerosmith’s one man road crew.

Recently found in the Aerosmith vaults, even the group isn’t quite sure of its origins, determining it was either in the band’s Boston rehearsal room in front of a few select friends, or at a rehearsal they did during a sound check for an early show.

Produced by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Steve Berkowitz from the original tapes, the seven-song set features early recordings of "Somebody", "Movin' Out", "Walkin' The Dog", "Mama Kin" and "Dream On", all of which would later be recorded for their landmark 1973 debut; other tracks include "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 be featured on their 1986 release "Classics Live".

Available in both limited edition vinyl (10,000 copies) and cassette (2,000 copies) for Record Store Day, “The Road Starts Hear” features previously unseen archived photos, images of the original tape box, and liner notes written by Rolling Stone’s David Fricke with new interviews and comments from the band about this long forgotten recording.

With 15 studio albums to their credit, Aerosmith have sold more than 150 million records worldwide; the band were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2001.

“The Road Starts Hear”

Release date: November 26

Side A

01. Intro - Somebody
02. Reefer Head Woman
03. Walkin' The Dog

Side B

01. Movin' Out
02. Major Barbara
03. Dream On
04. Mama Kin

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