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Live! Bootleg is a double live album by American hard rock band Aerosmith, released on October 27, 1978.[4]

Live! Bootleg
Aerosmith - Live Bootleg.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedOctober 27, 1978
Recorded1973, 1977, 1978
GenreHard rock, blues rock
Length75:39[1]
LabelColumbia
ProducerJack Douglas, Aerosmith, David Krebs, Steve Leber
Aerosmith live chronology
Live! Bootleg
(1978)
Classics Live I and II
(1986)
Singles from Live! Bootleg
  1. "Chip Away the Stone"
    Released: 1978
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide1/5 stars[3]

While most of the performances were drawn from concerts in 1977 and 1978, the covers "I Ain't Got You" and "Mother Popcorn" were taken from a radio broadcast of a Boston performance on March 20, 1973.

BackgroundEdit

The design of the album is intended to ape the poor production values offered by contemporary bootleg records, even going so far as to give an incorrect track listing: the song "Draw the Line" is included on the record but does not appear listed; the track is a secret track after "Mother Popcorn". The album also features a secret live instrumental cover of "Strangers in the Night" inserted into their cover of "Train Kept A-Rollin'", which was probably a nod to a similar quote by Jimi Hendrix during "Wild Thing" at the Monterey Pop Festival. The back of the CD cover includes two coffee stains over the picture of Joe Perry playing before a live audience. The original LP cover had the coffee stains, but not the picture of Perry, which was part of the gatefold artwork. The record also features one of Aerosmith's first live versions of The Beatles "Come Together", which they performed in the 1978 movie Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and the first record appearance of Richie Supa's "Chip Away the Stone" (the studio version of this song would later be released on 1988's Gems compilation).

In the band memoir Walk this Way, Perry recalls, "I didn't want to do a live album at the time because there were so many perfect live albums coming out, all doctored and fixed and overdubbed. Big deal. Double live album - 'standard of the industry'. I felt like we had to avoid that and do a real live album like Live at Leeds or Get Yer Ya Ya's Out or that old Kinks album."[5] In his own 2014 memoir Rocks, Perry confessed that the idea behind the LP confounded their label Columbia:

We were working on Live! Bootleg!, an album of old shows that we intentionally wanted to sound bootlegged. A couple of those tracks were recorded off air onto a cassette. It had hiss all over it. We left on the hiss because the hiss was real. But I'm not sure Columbia ever understood our concept. They wanted a clean sound, but we wanted to keep it real. That's the thrill of a real bootleg.[6]

This album was briefly featured on the episode "Prank Day" of That '70s Show.

Track listingEdit

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Back in the Saddle" (Indianapolis, IN, July 4, 1977)Steven Tyler, Joe Perry4:25
2."Sweet Emotion" (Chicago, IL, March 23, 1978)Tyler, Tom Hamilton4:42
3."Lord of the Thighs" (Chicago, IL, March 23, 1978)Tyler7:18
4."Toys in the Attic" (Boston Music Hall, Boston, MA, March 28, 1978)Tyler, Perry3:45
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
5."Last Child" (The Paradise Club, Boston, MA, August 9, 1978)Tyler, Brad Whitford3:14
6."Come Together" (The Wherehouse, Waltham, MA, August 21, 1978)John Lennon, Paul McCartney4:51
7."Walk This Way" (Detroit, MI, April 2, 1978)Tyler, Perry3:46
8."Sick as a Dog" (Indianapolis, IN, July 4, 1977)Tyler, Hamilton4:42
Side three
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Dream On" (Louisville, KY, July 3, 1977)Tyler4:31
2."Chip Away the Stone" (Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA, April 8, 1978)Richard Supa4:12
3."Sight for Sore Eyes" (Columbus, OH, March 24, 1978)Tyler, Perry, Jack Douglas, David Johansen3:18
4."Mama Kin" (Indianapolis, IN, July 4, 1977)Tyler3:43
5."S.O.S. (Too Bad)" (Indianapolis, IN, July 4, 1977)Tyler2:46
Side four
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."I Ain't Got You" (Paul's Mall, Boston, MA, April 23, 1973; WBCN-FM radio simulcast)Calvin Carter[7]3:57
7."Mother Popcorn" / "Draw the Line [*]" (Paul's Mall, Boston, MA, April 23, 1973; WBCN-FM radio simulcast / Tower Theater, Upper Darby, Philadelphia, PA, March 26, 1978)James Brown, Pee Wee Ellis / Tyler, Perry11:35
8."Train Kept A-Rollin'" / "Strangers in the Night" (Detroit, MI, April 2, 1978)Tiny Bradshaw, Howard Kay, Lois Mann / Bert Kaempfert, Charlie Singleton, Eddie Snyder4:51

[*] "Draw the Line" is featured as a hidden track at the end of "Mother Popcorn"

PersonnelEdit

Aerosmith
Additional musicians
  • Mark Radice – keyboards, backing vocals
  • David Woodford – saxophone on "Mother Popcorn"
Production
  • Jack Douglas – producer, engineer
  • David Krebs, Steve Leber – executive producers, management
  • Jay Messina, Lee DeCarlo – engineers
  • Julie Last, Rod O'Brien, Sam Ginsburg – assistant engineers
  • David Hewitt – Record Plant Mobile operator (New York)
  • Chris Stone – Record Plant Mobile operator (Los Angeles)
  • George Marino – mastering at Sterling Sound, New York
  • John Kosh – art direction, design
  • Jimmy Ienner, Jr., Barry Levine, Ron Pownall, Aaron Rapoport, Steve Smith – photography

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Country Organization Year Sales
US RIAA 1978 Platinum (+ 1,000,000)[11]
Canada CRIA 1978 Gold (+ 50,000)[12]

Release historyEdit

Region Date Label Format Tracks Catalog # Barcode Notes
USA Oct 27, 1978 Columbia/CBS LP x 2 16 PC2 35564 some covers have the Get Your Wings logo
USA Oct 27, 1978 Columbia/CBS 8-Track 16 P2A 35564
USA Oct 27, 1978 Columbia/CBS Cassette 16 P2T 35564
USA Sep 1981 Columbia/CBS LP x 2 16 PC2 35564 074643556415 date is approximate[13]
USA 1988 Columbia/CBS LP x 2 16 CG 35564 074643556415 02 [14]
USA 1988 Columbia/CBS Cassette 16 CGT 35564 074643556446 02 [14]
USA Sep 7, 1993 Columbia/SMEI CD 16 CK 57365 074645736525 1993 Remaster; scheduled for Aug 24, 1993 but delayed 2 weeks[15]
USA Sep 7, 1993 Columbia/SMEI Cassette 16 CT 57365 074645736549 1993 Remaster; scheduled for Aug 24, 1993 but delayed 2 weeks[16]
USA Feb 1, 2008 Columbia/SBME MP3 256k 16 CK 57365 074645736525 1993 Remaster; album only[17][18][19]
USA Jul 1, 2009 Columbia/SME MP3 192k 16 CK 57365 074645736525 1993 Remaster; album only; date is approximate; issued between Jul 1, 2009 - Jul 6, 2009[20][21]
USA Oct 6, 2009 Columbia/SME MP3 320k 16 CK 57365 074645736525 1993 Remaster; album only; date is approximate; issued between Oct 6, 2009 - Nov 28, 2009[22][23]
USA Aug 26, 2011 Columbia/SME MP3 256k 16 CK 57365 074645736525 1993 Remaster; individual tracks; reissue[24]
USA Aug 26, 2011 Columbia/SME MP3 320k 16 CK 57365 074645736525 1993 Remaster; individual tracks; reissue[25]
USA Sep 6, 2011 Columbia/SME AAC 256k 16 CK 57365 074645736525 1993 Remaster; individual tracks[26][27]
USA Nov 6, 2012 Columbia/SME AAC 256k 16 88644 37050 4 886443705043 2012 Remaster; individual tracks[28][29]
USA Mar 24, 2014 Columbia/SMEI CD 16 CK 57365 888430562424 1993 Remaster[30]
USA Mar 24, 2014 Columbia/SMEI CD 16 CK 57365 888430562523 1993 Remaster[31]
USA Apr 21, 2014 Columbia/SME FLAC 96/24 16 88644 37050 4 886443705043 2012 Remaster; album only; listed as Nov 6, 2012[32][33][34]
USA Jun 17, 2016 Columbia/SME AIFF 96/24 16 88644 37050 4 886443705043 2012 Remaster; album only; listed as Nov 6, 2012[35][36]
USA Jun 17, 2016 Columbia/SME ALAC 96/24 16 88644 37050 4 886443705043 2012 Remaster; album only; listed as Nov 6, 2012[35][36]
USA Jun 17, 2016 Columbia/SME WAV 96/24 16 88644 37050 4 886443705043 2012 Remaster; album only; listed as Nov 6, 2012[35][36]
USA Aug 7, 2019 Columbia/SME AAC 256k 16 88644 37050 4 886443705043 2012 Remaster; individual tracks; "Apple Digital Master"; reissue[37][38]
USA Sep 13, 2019 Columbia/SME LP x 2 16 PC2 35564 190758968315 2012 Remaster; 140 Gram[39][40]
USA Sep 27, 2019 Columbia/SME FLAC 96/24 16 88644 37050 4 886443705043 2012 Remaster; album only; reissue[41]

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