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Classics Live and Classics Live II are a set of albums by the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, released in 1986 and 1987, respectively. Together, they constitute the band's second live offering, after Live! Bootleg.

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Classics Live

Classics Live
Live album by Aerosmith
Released April, 1986
Recorded 1977 - 1983
Genre Hard rock
Length 36:03
Label Columbia
Producer Paul O'Neill,
Tony Bongiovi
Professional reviews
Aerosmith chronology
Live! Bootleg
(1978)
Classics Live
(1986)
Classics Live II
(1987)

Classics Live! was recorded during a period when Aerosmith was imploding from personal and musical problems. They were heavy drug addicts, their guitarists were leaving and coming back, and their albums were not selling well. Most of the songs were already released on Live! Bootleg

It is not listed which of the four guitarists played on which tracks. Although, perhaps due to internal tension or licensing issues, none of the tracks contain songwriting credits for Joe Perry, except for the one Aerosmith song he did not play on in the studio version.

Major Barbara was a song originally recorded for Aerosmith's self-titled debut album and thereafter cut. An alternate version is available on the compilation, Pandora's Box.

Track listing

  1. "Train Kept A-Rollin'"* (Tiny Bradshaw, Lois Mann, Howard Kay) – 3:18
  2. "Kings and Queens" (Steven Tyler, Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Jack Douglas) – 4:39
  3. "Sweet Emotion" (Tyler, Hamilton) – 5:00
  4. "Dream On" (Tyler) – 5:02
  5. "Mama Kin"* (Tyler) – 3:43
  6. "Three Mile Smile"* (Tyler, Perry) / "Reefer Head Woman"* (Lester Melrose, J. Bennett, Jazz Gillum) – 4:55
  7. "Lord of the Thighs"* (Tyler) – 6:42
  8. "Major Barbara" (Tyler) – 4:01

* Songs recorded at Orpheum Theater, Boston, MA - February 14, 1984.

Classics Live II
Live album by Aerosmith
Released June, 1987
Recorded 1978 - 1986
Genre Hard rock
Length 38:47
Label Columbia
Producer Paul O'Neill,
Aerosmith
Professional reviews
Aerosmith chronology
Classics Live
(1986)
Classics Live II
(1987)
A Little South of Sanity
(1998)

Classics Live II

Classics Live! II mainly features tracks recorded at a New Year's Eve show in 1984, with all five original members once again reunited. The other two tracks were the first track of 1985s Done with Mirrors, "Let the Music Do the Talking", and a rendition of 1977s "Draw the Line" from California Jam II. Of note, Classics Live 1 has gone Platinum while Classics Live 2 has only gone gold.

Track listing

  1. "Back in the Saddle"* (Tyler, Perry) – 4:39
  2. "Happy Birthday"* (Patty Hill, Mildred Hill) / "Walk This Way"* (Tyler, Perry) – 4:22
  3. "Movin' Out"* (Tyler, Perry) – 5:45
  4. "Draw The Line"*** (Tyler, Perry) – 5:05
  5. "Same Old Song and Dance"* (Tyler, Perry) – 5:23
  6. "Last Child"* (Tyler, Brad Whitford) – 3:44
  7. "Let the Music Do the Talking"** (Perry) – 5:47
  8. "Toys in the Attic"* (Tyler, Perry) – 4:05

* Songs recorded at Orpheum Theater, Boston, MA - December 31, 1984.

** Songs recorded at Worchester Centrum, Worchester, MA - March 12, 1986.

*** Songs recorded at The California Jam, Ontario Motor Speedway, Ontario, CA - March 18, 1978.

Classics Live Complete

Classics Live: Complete
Live album by Aerosmith
Released 1998
Recorded 1977 - 1986
Genre Hard rock
Length 74:50
Label Columbia
Producer Paul O'Neill,
Tony Bongiovi


In 1998, Classics Live Complete was released outside the U.S, compiling the two albums on one CD.

Certifications

Classics Live I

Organization Level Date
RIAA - USA Gold July 22, 1991
RIAA - USA Platinum February 26, 2001

Classics Live II

Organization Level Date
RIAA - USA Gold October 28, 1994

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