Aerosmith are to release a host of previously unreleased material from their personal archives after signing a new ‘worldwide alliance’ (or ‘record deal’ as such business arrangements were happily known for years) with the Universal Music Group.
This new partnership will encompass not just every studio recording made by the band across their storied career, unifying their classic albums released on Columbia and Geffen, but also give fans unique access to the personal archives of each of the five members of the Boston hard rock quintet. Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer and Brad Whitford will personally curate their collections of music, photos, video footage, artwork, journals, set lists and memorabilia as part of the band’s on-going 50th anniversary celebrations.
Guitarist joe Perry says: “It’s been a long road but I’m extremely happy and proud to say on behalf of Aerosmith we have been able to bring our 50 years of music under one roof by partnering with UMG. This will allow us to bring our music to our fans in ways we never were able to before. It’s something we’ve dreamed about happening for a long time. It’s a win for Aerosmith, UMG and ultimately our fans. Needless to say we are very excited. It’s an incredible way to celebrate 50 years and the many more years to come.”
Sir Lucian Grange, chairman and CEO of UMG, said that Aerosmith’s global success places them in rarefied air among the all-time greatest rock icons” and said that he π couldn’t be prouder that they have chosen UMG as their global partner.”
Aerosmith manager Larry Rudolph said: “I couldn’t be happier for the band members and their families. Not only are we bringing together the band’s entire catalog in one place, but we’re entrusting these recordings to the very capable hands of Sir Lucian, Bruce Resnikoff and the incredible UMG system worldwide. I would like to thank Sir Lucian for tirelessly working together to craft perhaps the most unique and mutually beneficial catalog arrangement in history and providing a huge commitment to Aerosmith. The members of Aerosmith and I thank him and we all look forward to many years of successfully continuing to share the catalog of the greatest American rock band in history with the world.”
Aerosmith have sold an impressive 150 million records across their 50 year career.
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- Aerosmith - Dude Looks Like A Lady - UK - 12" vinyl - £10.00, $12.10, €11.60 (New Item) (arrived 27-Jun-2022 14:32)on July 3, 2022 at 11:54 am
AEROSMITH Dude Looks Like A Lady (1990 UK 3-track 12" vinyl single, including Love In An Elevator [Live] and Walk This Way [Live], glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minor wear whilst the vinyl shows only light signs of being played GEF72T)
- Aerosmith - Draw The Line - UK - 7" vinyl - Promo - £18.00, $21.78, €20.88 (Back In Stock) (arrived 02-Mar-2022 12:57)on July 3, 2022 at 11:54 am
AEROSMITH Draw The Line (Rare 1977 UK promotional vinyl 7", also including Bright Light Fright, custom picture sleeve AR2)
- Aerosmith - Love In An Elevator - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $9.68, €9.28 (Back In Stock) (arrived 30-Dec-2021 13:50)on July 3, 2022 at 11:54 am
AEROSMITH Love In An Elevator (1989 UK 7" single, also includes Young Lust, great picture sleeve with an image of the band on the reverse. The sleeve & vinyl are excellent with just the odd spot of ring wear creasing & light paper scuffs to show play GEF63)
- Aerosmith - Come Together - UK - 7" vinyl - Promo - £15.00, $18.15, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 19-Jan-2022 08:48)on July 3, 2022 at 11:54 am
AEROSMITH Come Together (Scarce original 1978 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single featuring their classic cover version of the The Beatles' hit plus the self-written b-side 'Kings And Queens'. While we have had a few copies of the promotional copiesin the past, this is the FIRST time we've ever stocked the commercial pressing! The vinyl looks barely played issued in the CBS company die-cut paper sleeve SCBS6584)
- Aerosmith - Permanent Vacation - Hype Stickered - Ex - UK - vinyl LP - £16.00, $19.36, €18.56 (New Item) (arrived 19-Jan-2022 16:09)on July 3, 2022 at 11:54 am
AEROSMITH Permanent Vacation (1987 German pressed UK issue 12-track vinyl LP including the singles Hangman Jury, Dude [Looks Like A Lady], Angel and Rag Doll, hype stickered glossy picture sleeve with lyric printed inner. The sleeve shows some notable edgewear whilst the vinyl has little evidence of play WX126)