Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Aerosmith, by Aerosmith, including the original obi, lyric insert, and nearly-always-missing poster.
About this copy: This copy of Aerosmith is an original 1975 pressing on the CBS label.
The cover is VG++, with no wear, but a bit of foxing. The obi is M-. The insert is M-.
The poster is VG++ with a bit of foxing on the back, but no holes, rips or tears.
The disc is M-, with a faint inaudible sleeve scuff on side one. There are a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but the disc appears to have had little play.
A nice copy of a terrific LP and the only one we’ve ever seen that included the poster.
Background: Aerosmith’s 1973 debut was a modest selling album that did not make the Billboard album charts on its initial release. The only one of three singles from the album to reach the charts was “Dream On,” which peaked at #59.
When the song was reissued as a single in 1976, it reached #6 on the charts. The album reached #21 in 1976 after “Dream On” became a hit and was eventually certified platinum for sales of more than one million copies.
For whatever reason, Aerosmith was not released in Japan until 1975.
In retrospect, it’s a bit shocking how fully formed the signature Aerosmith sound was on their self-titled 1973 debut — which may not be the same thing as best-executed, because this album still sounds like a first album, complete with the typical stumbles and haziness that comes with a debut. … They are truly an American band, sounding as though they were the best bar band in your local town, cranking out nasty hard-edged rock, best heard on “Mama Kin,” the best rocker here, one that’s so greasy it nearly slips through their fingers. But the early masterpiece is, of course, “Dream On,” the first full-fledged power ballad. There was nothing quite like it in 1973, and it remains the blueprint for all power ballads since. The rest of the record contains the seeds of Aerosmith’s sleazoid blues-rock, but they wouldn’t quite perfect that sound until the next time around.
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1975|