53 Songs, 3 Hours 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Originally released as a three-CD box set in 1991, Pandora’s Box is a fan’s treasure trove of the group’s first decade of service, with demos, alternate takes, live versions, radio hits, album cuts, and even solo material from Joe Perry and Brad Whitford. Singer Steven Tyler’s early band, The Chain Reaction, is featured on the fascinating garage-psych tune “When I Needed You.” “On the Road Again” is an early rehearsal. “Movin’ Out” is an alternate take; “Write Me,” “Walkin’ the Dog,” and “Lord of the Thighs” are live. The studio takes of “Train Kept A-Rollin’” and the landmark “Dream On” are accounted for. All the classics are here, in fact, along with such rarities as a cover version of The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter,” rehearsals and jams such as “Soul Saver,” “Downtown Charlie,” “Riff & Roll,” and “I Live in Connecticut,” and remixes of “Draw the Line” and “Last Child.” The version of “Kings and Queens” here is raw and brutal. The live version of “Adam’s Apple” shows off guitar firepower.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Originally released as a three-CD box set in 1991, Pandora’s Box is a fan’s treasure trove of the group’s first decade of service, with demos, alternate takes, live versions, radio hits, album cuts, and even solo material from Joe Perry and Brad Whitford. Singer Steven Tyler’s early band, The Chain Reaction, is featured on the fascinating garage-psych tune “When I Needed You.” “On the Road Again” is an early rehearsal. “Movin’ Out” is an alternate take; “Write Me,” “Walkin’ the Dog,” and “Lord of the Thighs” are live. The studio takes of “Train Kept A-Rollin’” and the landmark “Dream On” are accounted for. All the classics are here, in fact, along with such rarities as a cover version of The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter,” rehearsals and jams such as “Soul Saver,” “Downtown Charlie,” “Riff & Roll,” and “I Live in Connecticut,” and remixes of “Draw the Line” and “Last Child.” The version of “Kings and Queens” here is raw and brutal. The live version of “Adam’s Apple” shows off guitar firepower.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Justin Simmons ,

Box set of 70's era Aerosmith

This contains all the seventies era hits as well as song the hard core Aerosmith fan would know, and several unreleased tracks exclusive to this box set. If you are new to Aerosmith then pick this up its a great introduction to the bandin their glory days , especially if the only aerosmith songs you know are the later singles.

Suzy_Q_33.3 ,

Great

I love all the songs on this whole album. It's great to have a collection of their earlier stuff.

WC5565 ,

Comprehensive 70s Aerosmith Hits Collection

Pandora's Box is the most comprehensive collection of Aerosmith songs from the 1970s era available that does not include all of the complete albums. The Greatest Hits album released in 1980 will suit casual listeners. But Pandora's Box also includes solid album support material in addition to the hits. Examples of this are spread across the set; see "Chip Away at the Stone" and "Mama Kin," for example. And at the same time, the exclusion of unnneeded filler keeps the cost of Pandora's Box appealing for Aerosmith fans.

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