Q - 9/02, p.1234 stars out of 5
- "...What is here is Aerosmith's claim to greatness..."
Mojo (Publisher) - 9/02, p.117
"The scarves, the mirror shades, the rakishly cocked bottle of Jack. For Aerosmith it is forever 1971."
O, YEAH! ULTIMATE AEROSMITH HITS is available in four different 3-D covers.
Aerosmith: Steve Tyler (vocals, harmonica, piano, keyboards, percussion); Joe Perry (guitar, background vocals); Brad Whitford (guitar); Tom Hamilton (bass); Joey Kramer (drums, percussion).
"Girls Of Summer" was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Awards for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal.
Japanese edition features four bonus recordings: "Train kept A Rollin' " "Toys In the Attic," "Come Together," and "Theme From Spiderman."
Personnel: Steven Tyler (vocals, harmonica, piano, keyboards, percussion); Joe Perry (guitar, background vocals); Brad Whitford (guitar); Joey Kramer (drums, percussion).
Photographer: Ross Halfin.
Pulling out all the stops to commemorate their 30th anniversary since signing to Columbia Records, Aerosmith drops the two-CD O, YEAH! ULTIMATE AEROSMITH HITS set on the public. Despite the existence of various previously released anthologies including BIG ONES, GREATEST HITS, and GEMS, O, YEAH! is the first collection to compile material from the band's Columbia and Geffen Records catalogs. The comprehensive track listing not only includes 'Smith perennials like "Dream On," "Walk This Way" and "Sweet Emotion," but deeper and oft-overlooked cuts like "Seasons Of Wither" and their swinging cover of the Bull Moose Jackson '50s R&B nugget "Big Ten Inch Record."
Members of the MTV generation also get their fill of post-comeback hits from PERMANENT VACATION, PUMP, and GET A GRIP including "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)," "What It Takes," "Cryin'," and "Amazing." All four of the band's Grammy-winning singles are included--"Janie's Got A Gun," "Livin' On The Edge," "Crazy," and the "South Beach Mix" of "Pink," along with Steven Tyler and Joe Perry's historic team-up with Run-DMC on a cover of "Walk This Way." Two new cuts, the Beatlesque "Girls Of Summer" and the equally catchy "Lay It Down" round out this impressive set.