Pandora's Box

Pandora's Box

by Aerosmith


Aerosmith's 1991 three-CD box set Pandora's Box has just about everything you could possibly want: hits, demos, rarities, live material, key album tracks, and a booklet packed with classic photos, a bio, and the bandmembers' remembrances of all the tracks. Since the set was released by Columbia, none of their material from the mid-'80s through the early-'90s is featured (Done With Mirrors, Permanent Vacation, and Pump). But the '70s was when this legendary band was at their most raw and rocking best, and Pandora's Box is a superb overview of the group's work from their first self-titled album up until 1982's Rock in a Hard Place. Also included is solo material from Joe Perry and Brad Whitford, as well as an early track from Steven Tyler when he fronted a band called Chain Reaction in the '60s. The hits will attract the casual admirer ("Dream On," "Walk This Way," "Sweet Emotion," etc.), while the more obscure selections will surely please the longtime fan ("Rattlesnake Shake," "On the Road Again," a great demo of "Movin' Out," live versions of "Write Me a Letter," "I Wanna Know Why," etc.). Aerosmith was always an album-oriented band, and such selections as "No Surprize," "Three Mile Smile," "Lick and a Promise," "No More No More," and "Seasons of Wither" often outshine the hits. By touching all the bases, Pandora's Box is an excellent package.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/06/2002
Label: Sony
UPC: 0696998656727
catalogNumber: 86567

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Aerosmith   Primary Artist
Joe Perry   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Steel Guitar,Vocals,12-string Guitar,Slide Guitar,6-string bass,Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Michael Brecker   Tenor Saxophone
Randy Brecker   Trumpet
Stan Bronstein   Baritone Saxophone
Jimmy Crespo   Guitar
Scott Cushnie   Piano
Rick Dufay   Guitar
Charlie Farren   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
David Hewitt   Bass
Joey Kramer   Percussion,Drums
Jay Messina   Marimbas
Steve Pace   Drums
Paul Prestopino   Banjo
Derek St. Holmes   Guitar,Vocals
Ronnie Stewart   Percussion,Drums
Steven Tyler   Harmonica,Percussion,Keyboards,Vocals,Wood Flute
Brad Whitford   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
David Woodford   Saxophone
David Hewett   Bass
David Hull   Bass,Vocals
Tom Hamilton   Bass
Joe Pearson   Trombone

Technical Credits

Kokomo Arnold   Composer
Tiny Bradshaw   Composer
Aerosmith   Producer
Jon Bon Jovi   Author
John Lennon   Composer
Little Richard   Author
Paul McCartney   Composer
Joni Mitchell   Author
Ted Nugent   Author
Jimmy Page   Author
Joe Perry   Liner Notes,Author
Chain Reaction   Engineer,Contributor
George Martin   Producer
Steven Berkowitz   Contributor
Vince Neil   Author
Tom (Colonel) Allom   Producer
Adrian Barber   Producer
Tony Bongiovi   Producer
Bruce Botnick   Producer
Michael Brauer   Remixing
Ray Colcord   Producer
Godfrey Diamond   Engineer
Jack Douglas   Composer,Producer
Richard Gottehrer   Producer
Bill Graham   Author
Joey Kramer   Composer,Liner Notes,Author
Gary Lyons   Producer
Jay Messina   Contributor
Vernon Reid   Author
Richard Supa   Composer
Steven Tyler   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Author
Weiss   Producer
Brad Whitford   Composer,Liner Notes,Author
David Wild   Liner Notes
Sebastian Bach   Author
Howard Kay   Composer
Don Hunstein   Artwork
Mick Rock   Art Direction
David Krebs   Executive Producer
Steve Leber   Executive Producer
Hans Neleman   Illustrations,Cover Photo
Lois Mann   Composer
Robert Agriopoulus   Cover Art
Tom Hamilton   Composer,Contributor,Liner Notes,Author

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Pandora's Box 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This collection is a great compilation of an era in Aerosmith history spanning from the early 70's rise to fame till their decline & crash in the early eighties (They would later succesfully revive their career as a band in the latter part of the eighties under a new management & label). There are 20 unreleased recordings in this collection. this collection also includes live versions of Kings & Queens, I wanna know why,Big ten inch record & Lord of the thighs all recorded at their performance at the Texxas Jam in 1978. It also includes live performances of Rattlesnake shake & Walkin' the dog recorded at a concert by a radio station two year before the release of their debut album.Recordings from solo projects outside of the band are also included such as Sharpshooter from the Whitford & St holmes band & Soul Saver from the Joe Perry Project. The boxset itself starts off with a song called When I needed you by a pre aerosmith band Steven Tyler was in called Chain Reaction also included are alternate versions of Major Barbara, Movin' Out & Three Mile Smile as well as previously unreleased gems as On the road again & Krawitham. Aeorsmith may have been able to resurrect their careers with slicker more commercial recordings in the eighties & nineties but none of those recordings can match the raw energy & furious rocking captured in these grooves......