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Nine Lives
Studio album by Aerosmith
Released March 18, 1997 (1997-03-18)
Recorded September–November 1996 at Avatar Studios in New York City
Genre Hard rock
Length 62:48
Label Columbia
Producer Kevin Shirley, Aerosmith
Professional reviews
Aerosmith chronology
Get a Grip
Nine Lives
Just Push Play
Alternate cover
Revised album cover
Singles from Nine Lives
  1. "Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)"
    Released: 1997
  2. "Hole in My Soul"
    Released: 1997
  3. "Pink"
    Released: 1997
  4. "Full Circle"
    Released: 1997
  5. "Nine Lives"
    Released: 1997 (promo only)
  6. "Taste of India"
    Released: 1998 (promo only)

Nine Lives is the twelfth studio album by American rock band Aerosmith, released March 18, 1997. The album was produced by Aerosmith and Kevin Shirley, and was the band's first studio album released by Columbia Records since 1982's Rock in a Hard Place. It peaked at #1 at the Billboard Charts. One of the album's singles, "Pink", won a Grammy for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal.


Track listing

# Title Music Length
1. "Nine Lives"   Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Marti Frederiksen 4:01
2. "Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)"   Tyler, Perry, Glen Ballard 3:26
3. "Hole in My Soul"   Tyler, Perry, Desmond Child 6:10
4. "Taste of India"   Tyler, Perry, Ballard 5:53
5. "Full Circle"   Tyler, Taylor Rhodes 5:01
6. "Something's Gotta Give"   Tyler, Perry, Fredriksen 3:37
7. "Ain't That a Bitch"   Tyler, Perry, Child 5:25
8. "The Farm"   Tyler, Perry, Mark Hudson, Steve Dudas 4:27
9. "Crash"   Tyler, Perry, Hudson, Dominic Miller 4:26
10. "Kiss Your Past Good-Bye"   Tyler, Hudson 4:32
11. "Pink"   Tyler, Richard Supa, Ballard 3:55
12. "Attitude Adjustment"   Tyler, Perry, Fredriksen 3:45
13. "Fallen Angels"   Tyler, Perry, Supa 8:18

Bonus track (international version)

# Title Music Length
12. "Falling Off"   Tyler, Perry, Fredriksen 3:02
13. "Attitude Adjustment"   Fredriksen 3:45
14. "Fallen Angels"   Tyler, Perry, Supa 8:18

Bonus tracks (Japanese version)

# Title Music Length
12. "Falling Off"   Tyler, Perry, Fredriksen 3:02
13. "Fall Together"   Tyler, Hudson, Greg Wells, Dean Grakal 4:38

Bonus tracks (Argentine version and European re-release)

# Title Music Length
12. "Falling Off"   Tyler, Perry, Fredriksen 3:02
13. "Attitude Adjustment"   Fredriksen 3:45
14. "Fallen Angels"   Tyler, Perry, Supa 8:18
15. "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"   Diane Warren 4:56


The booklet for Nine Lives contains 12 pieces of album art (including the cover). Each picture contains a smaller version of the previous picture within itself. The final picture is included in the first, creating an infinite loop. It was designed by Stefan Sagmeister.


The original cover art angered some Hindus, who felt the artwork (taken from Hindu imagery and altered by giving the dancing figure a cat's head) was offensive. The image depicts Lord Krishna (with a cat's head) dancing on the head of the snake demon, Kāliyā, a popular episode from Sagmeister's childhood. The band had been unaware of the source of the artwork, and the record company apologized, and changed the artwork to a revised version.[1]


Additional personnel


  • Producers: Aerosmith, Kevin Shirley
  • Engineers: Mark Hudson, Joe Perry, Rory Romano, Elliot Scheiner, Kevin Shirley, Steven Tyler
  • Second engineer: Rory Romano
  • Mixing: Elliot Scheiner, Kevin Shirley
  • Mastering: Leon Zervos
  • Programming: Sander Selover
  • Horn arrangements: David Campbell, Steven Tyler
  • String arrangements: David Campbell
  • Guitar technicians: Lisa Sharken, Jim Survis
  • Production engineer: David Frangioni
  • Art direction: Christopher Austopchuk, Gail Marowitz
  • Photo art direction: Christopher Austopchuk, Gail Marowitz
  • Photography: F. Scott Schafer
  • Calligraphy: Jeanne Greco
  • Stylist: Fiona Williams-Chappel


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1997 The Billboard 200 1
1997 Top Canadian Albums 2

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1997 "Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)" Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
1997 "Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)" Top 40 Mainstream 29
1997 "Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)" The Billboard Hot 100 36
1997 "Hole in My Soul" Mainstream Rock Tracks 4
1997 "Hole in My Soul" The Billboard Hot 100 51
1997 "Hole In My Soul" Top 40 Mainstream 63
1997 "Nine Lives" Mainstream Rock Tracks 37
1997 "Pink" Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
1997 "Pink" Top 40 Mainstream 23
1997 "Taste of India" Mainstream Rock Tracks 3
1998 "Pink" The Billboard Hot 100 27


Organization Level Date
RIAA - USA Gold[2] May 16, 1997
RIAA - USA Platinum[2] May 6, 1997
RIAA - USA 2x Platinum[2] June 8, 1998
ABPD - Brazil Gold[3] 1999
ABPD - Brazil Platinum[3] 2007


Grammy Awards

Year Winner Category
1998 "Pink" Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal


External links

Nine Lives at MusicBrainz

Preceded by
The Untouchable by Scarface
Billboard 200 number-one album
April 5 - April 11, 1997
Succeeded by
Life After Death by The Notorious B.I.G.

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