NEW ALBUM: AEROSMITH | 1971: THE ROAD STARTS HERE
Four-time Grammy-winning legends Aerosmith have released "Aerosmith - 1971: The Road Starts Hear," a rare and previously unheard rehearsal from 1971, on CD and digital. The effort was originally only available as a limited-edition cassette and vinyl release for Record Store Day in 2021. The heavily sought-after RSD release quickly sold out and debuted on the Billboard 200, hitting No. 2 on the Top Hard Rock Albums chart, No. 12 on the Top Rock Albums chart, and No. 13 on the Vinyl Albums chart, and No. 19 on the Top Album Sales chart. The original tape was not touched in decades, recently discovered in the AEROSMITH vaults. This historic recording features seven extraordinary tracks showcasing the early, unbridled talent of the future Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame members, including a nascent version of "Dream On," which they would later record and release on their 1973 eponymous major-label debut. Aerosmith is one of the few bands to chart with the same song five decades later; the song was a hit in 1973, reaching No. 59 on Billboard's Hot 100, and re-entered the charts in 2020 at No. 4 on the Hard Rock Streaming Songs chart. "The Road Starts Hear" features early recordings of gems such as "Somebody," "Movin' Out," "Walkin' The Dog," "Mama Kin," and an earlier version of AEROSMITH's classic ballad "Dream On," all of which would later be recorded for their landmark 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."