“GREATEST HITS LIVE” the unreleased 1995 album that AEROSMITH shelved

‘Greatest Hits Live’ was an Aerosmith album that was recorded between 1994 and 1995. It was scheduled to come out in 1995 but was shelved and ultimately never released. American record producer and engineer Kevin Elson was brought on board to manage the recordings of a host of concerts and the ultimate production of this live compilation album. This live album was completely mixed and mastered and ready for release but the band was going through so much inner turmoil trying to write NL that they shelved the project completely.

It was possibly shelved as the band already had plans to go on to the studio (what would result in Nine Lives) and the label didn’t want it to interfere with the new album sales. Eventually, the project would be picked up by Jack Douglas with 1998’s “A Little South of Sanity”.

Featured here is a stunning and historically significant lot that includes:

  • Kevin Elson’s notepad with 16 pages of handwritten production notes from the recordings
  • Eight-page document with technical details of the mixing consuls used during the recordings
  • Two-page fax with a detailed breakdown of all recorded songs and the 12 shows where they were recorded
  • One-page fax with detailed comments about the tracklisting
  • Lots of 18 original setlists – many with handwritten notes and comments by Kevin Elson – from recordings made during the final legs of the 1994 ‘Get A Grip’ tour. There are setlists from Mexico City, Santiago, Prague, Vancouver, Toronto, San Jose, Boston, Chicago, Tacoma, Portland, Louisville, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Buffalo, Minneapolis, Albany, Richmond, and Detroit

This exceptional lot comes directly from the private collection of Kevin Elson, who is best known for his work with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Journey, Europe, Mr. Big, Aerosmith, and Night Ranger. Elson started his career as the sound engineer for Lynyrd Skynyrd and was one of the survivors of the October 1977 plane crash.

The tracklist could have been:

  • Eat the Rich
  • Fever
  • Rag Doll
  • Seasons of Wither
  • Monkey on my Back
  • Cryin’
  • Crazy
  • Walk on Water
  • What it Takes
  • The Other Side
  • Angel
  • Amazing
  • Stop Meddin’
  • Walk on Down
  • Janie Got a Gun
  • Love in an Elevator
  • Dude
  • Sweet Emotion
  • Living on the Edge
  • Walk This Way
  • Last Child (possible bonus)
  • Big Ten Inch (possible bonus)

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