Monday, February 14, 2022

Aerosmith preview 1971 live package

Aerosmith are sharing a vintage live recording of “Somebody” as a preview to the upcoming release of a recently-uncovered 1971 performance.

Due April 8, “Aerosmith 1971 – The Road Starts Hear” captures the Boston rockers either in their rehearsal room in front of a few select friends, or at a rehearsal they did during a sound check for an early show; the group isn’t quite sure of the origins of the original tapes, which were recently discovered in their vaults and first issued on vinyl and cassette as a 2021 Record Store Day exclusive.

Aerosmith were recorded with Joe Perry’s Wollensak reel-to-reel tape machine by Mark Lehman, who owned the band’s infamous van and became their one man road crew.

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".

“Aerosmith: 1971: The Road Starts Hear” will be available on CD and digital formats for the first time, and will again be offered via vinyl.

“1971: The Road Starts Hear”

Release date: April 8

01. Intro - Somebody
02. Reefer Head Woman
03. Walkin' The Dog
04. Movin' Out
05. Major Barbara
06. Dream On
07. Mama Kin

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