Aerosmith is the American hard rock band fronted by the charismatic frontman Steven Tyler who, following a self-induced implosion in the early 1980s, went on to stage one of the most successful comebacks in rock history. Over the course of their long career they have released fourteen albums, many of which are platinum certified.
"Nine Lives" is the 12th studio album by Aerosmith, released March 18, 1997. They had signed a multi-million dollar contract with Columbia Records before they had completed their deal with Geffen, which meant that a lot was riding on their first Columbia LP since 1982.
During the recording the band nearly broke up, and they worked with a number of producers - including Glen Ballard, the man behind Alanis Morissette - before settling on Kevin Shirley.
The album peaked at #1 at the Billboard Charts and the hit single "Pink" won a Grammy for Best Rock Performance.
Nine Lives has been released with various tracklistings. This audiophile pressing contains the 'European' listing with 15 tracks including the monster hit "I Don't Want to Miss A Thing".
"The first single from Nine Lives, the ingeniously titled 'Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees),' is a cheeky love-gone-wrong lament fueled by fierce, swelling horns... 'The Farm' features exotic, densely theatrical orchestration reminiscent of the late-period Beatles, while 'Pink' has a contemporary guitar-pop feel, with sweetly grainy textures and a snappy hip-hop beat. 'Hole in My Soul,' a catchy confection in the unabashedly sentimental tradition of 'Dream On' and 'Crazy,' should have fans waving lighters at arenas across the country, as should 'Full Circle,' with its anthemic chorus and bolerolike arrangement. The album reaches its melodramatic peak on its final track, 'Fallen Angels,' an eight minute-plus opus that concludes with a flurry of wailing guitars and plaintive strings." - Elysa Gardner, Rolling Stone
Audiophile 180g Vinyl
1. Nine Lives
2. Falling In Love (Is Hard on the Knees)
3. Hole In My Soul
4. Taste of India
5. Full Circle
6. Something's Gotta Give
7. Ain't That a B**ch
8. The Farm
2. Kiss Your Past Good-bye
4. Falling Off
5. Attitude Adjustment
6. Fallen Angels
7. I Don't Want To Miss A Thing