AEROSMITH – Pump [Japan Limited Edition remastered SHM-CD] OOP
One of you asked for the best sounding-reissue AEROSMITH albums, especially from the first era. Let’s start backwards, with this Japan Limited Edition mini-LP replica, Numbered, remastered release of “Pump”, pressed on high quality SHM-CD.
Building on the success of the more radio-oriented Permanent Vacation, this 1989 release banished any doubts that Aerosmith’s unlikely late-’80s comeback was a fluke of nature — or merely the product of shrewd record company calculations.
That Aerosmith could produce a pair of albums to rival Toys in the Attic and Rocks after a decade-and-change of decay and despair seemed all but unnatural.
While Vacation’s other key players – producer Bruce Fairbairn, outside songwriters Jim Vallance and Desmond Child – are still part of the mix here in “Pump”, it’s the band’s familiar, tough swagger that powers this collection from the get-go.
And while the Vallance-Child collaborations (“The Other Side” and the power ballad “What It Takes,” respectively) were successful, it’s telling that the album’s twin melodic rock evergreens, “Love in an Elevator” and “Janie’s Got a Gun,” originated entirely within the band; the old dogs had not only learned a few new tricks, they seemed bent on tutoring their would-be trainers in the bargain.
“Pump” is the high point of Aerosmith’s improbable second chapter — and one of their best albums, period. You probably got a copy in one way or another. Honestly, the original CD sounds fine to me.
But you know? This Japanese Limited Edition remastered on SHM-CD sound great for the car. It’s loud but clear, defined.
A Must Have album.
Universal Music Japan ～ UICY-94443 【ＬＴＤ ＳＨＭ－ＣＤ】
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01 – Young Lust
02 – F.I.N.E.
03 – Love In An Elevator
04 – Monkey On My Back
05 – Janie’s Got A Gun
06 – The Other Side
07 – My Girl
08 – Don’t Get Mad, Get Even
09 – Voodoo Medicine Man
10 – What It Takes
11 – Ain’t Enough
Steven Tyler – vocals, guitar, keyboards, harmonica
Joe Perry – guitar, backing vocals
Brad Whitford – guitar
Tom Hamilton – bass, backing vocals
Joey Kramer – drums
John Webster – keyboards
Bob Dowd – backing vocals on “Love in an Elevator”
Catherine Epps – spoken intro (Elevator Operator)
Bruce Fairbairn – trumpet, backing vocals on “Love in an Elevator”
The Margarita Horns – brass instruments, saxophones
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