Devil's Got a New Disguise: The Very Best of Aerosmith

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Devil's Got a New Disguise:
The Very Best of Aerosmith
Greatest hits album by Aerosmith
Released October 17, 2006 (2006-10-17)
Recorded 1972–2006
Genre Hard rock, blues rock
Length 79:22
Label Columbia/Sony Music
Producer Steven Tyler
Joe Perry
Jack Douglas
Marti Frederiksen
Adrian Barber
Bruce Fairbairn
Mark Hudson
Kevin Shirley
Aerosmith chronology
O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits
(2002)
Devil's Got a New Disguise: The Very Best of Aerosmith
(2006)
Tough Love: Best of the Ballads
(2011)
Singles from Devil's Got a New Disguise: The Very Best of Aerosmith
  1. "Devil's Got a New Disguise"
    Released: October 2006 (promo only)
The Very Best of Aerosmith
Special Tour Edition
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Classic Rock 7/10 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly C[3]
NeuFutur 6.7/10[4]

Devil's Got a New Disguise: The Very Best of Aerosmith (known in the UK as The Very Best of Aerosmith) is a compilation album by American hard rock band Aerosmith released on October 17, 2006. It has sold more than 265,048 copies to date in the U.S. as of May 2008.

The album was intended to fulfill Aerosmith's contract with Sony Music/Columbia Records until a release of a new studio album, the first since 2001's Just Push Play but ultimately did not surface. However the long-awaited new album, "Music From Another Dimension", was finally released in November 2012.

Aerosmith had hoped to spend much of 2006 recording material for a new album, but the band had been hit with a number of setbacks during the year, including lead singer Steven Tyler requiring throat surgery in March 2006, bassist Tom Hamilton recovering from treatment for throat cancer, and conflict with their record company. Thus, as the band had been robbed of adequate time to create a quality album, they opted to release a best-of compilation instead.

The album features 18 Aerosmith hits in their single-remix versions, spanning their entire career, as well as two new songs: the title track, "Devil's Got a New Disguise", and "Sedona Sunrise." "Devil's Got a New Disguise" was culled from outtakes from the Pump sessions, during which it was called "Susie Q" and had unfinished lyrics; later, during 1992's Get a Grip sessions, its title changed to "Devil's Got a New Disguise", it was co-written by Diane Warren and for the 2006 version few lines of the lyrics were changed. "Sedona Sunrise" was also culled from the Pump sessions co-written by Jim Vallance (The Other Side, Young Lust, etc.). "Devil's Got A New Disguise" is a straightforward rocker, while "Sedona Sunrise" is a very laidback, somewhat romantic blues-rock tune.

The European edition of the album was released on 30 October 2006 and it features 5 tracks different from the American version. These tracks are: "Amazing", "Angel", "Falling In Love (Is Hard on the Knees)", "Pink", and "The Other Side". The tracks that were on the American edition of the album but are not on the European edition of the album are: "Back in the Saddle", "Last Child", "Mama Kin", "Rag Doll" and "What It Takes".

In North America, the album debuted at number 33 on the Billboard 200, with 23,000 units sold,[5] and had sold 75,000 copies by December 6, 2006.[6]

American Track listing (Devil's Got a New Disguise)[edit]

  1. "Dream On" – from "Aerosmith" – 4:26
  2. "Mama Kin" – from "Aerosmith" – 4:26
  3. "Sweet Emotion" – from "Toys in the Attic" – 4:35
  4. "Back in the Saddle" – from "Rocks" – 4:40
  5. "Last Child" – from "Rocks" – 3:26
  6. "Walk This Way (Run-DMC Version)" (single edit) – from "Raising Hell" – 3:45
  7. "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" – from "Permanent Vacation" – 4:22
  8. "Rag Doll" – from "Permanent Vacation" – 4:25
  9. "Love in an Elevator" – from "Pump" – 5:22
  10. "Janie's Got a Gun" – from "Pump" – 5:30
  11. "What It Takes" (CHR remix/edit) – from "Pump" – 4:08
  12. "Crazy" (LP edit) – from "Get a Grip" – 4:05
  13. "Livin' on the Edge" (closer to the edge CHR edit) – from "Get a Grip" – 4:21
  14. "Cryin'" – from "Get a Grip" – 5:09
  15. "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" (rock mix) – from the "Armageddon" soundtrack – 4:28
  16. "Jaded" – from "Just Push Play" – 3:35
  17. "Sedona Sunrise" – 4:18
  18. "Devil's Got a New Disguise" – 4:27

United Kingdom Track listing (The Very Best of Aerosmith)[edit]

  1. "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" – from "Permanent Vacation" – 4:22
  2. "Love in an Elevator" – from "Pump" – 5:22
  3. "Livin' on the Edge" (AOR video edit) – from "Get a Grip" – 5:06
  4. "Walk This Way (Run-DMC Version)" (single edit) – from "Raising Hell" – 3:45
  5. "Cryin'" – from "Get a Grip" – 5:09
  6. "Jaded" – from "Just Push Play" – 3:35
  7. "Crazy" (LP edit) – from "Get a Grip" – 4:05
  8. "Angel" – from "Permanent Vacation" – 5:06
  9. "Janie's Got a Gun" (CHR remix) – from "Pump" – 4:32
  10. "Amazing" – from "Get a Grip" – 5:57
  11. "The Other Side" – from "Pump" – 4:07
  12. "Dream On" – from "Aerosmith" – 4:26
  13. "Sweet Emotion" – from "Toys in the Attic" – 4:35
  14. "Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)" – from "Nine Lives"
  15. "Pink" – from "Nine Lives"
  16. "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" (pop mix) – from the "Armageddon" soundtrack – 4:28
  17. "Sedona Sunrise" – 4:18
  18. "Devil's Got a New Disguise" – 4:27

Personnel[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Australian Top 50 Albums[7] 31
Austrian Top 75 Albums[8] 75
French Compilations[9] 14
German Albums[10] 80
New Zealand Top 40 Albums[11] 2
Swiss Top 100 Albums[12] 30
UK Albums Chart[13] 19
US Billboard 200[14] 33
US Rock Albums[14] 11
Country Provider Certification
(sales thresholds)
Ireland[15] IRMA Platinum
New Zealand[16] RIANZ Platinum

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AllMusic review". 
  2. ^ Jeffries, Neil (December 2006). "The devil you already know: Aerosmith Devil's Got A New Disguise". Classic Rock. p. 99. 
  3. ^ "Entertainment Weekly review". November 17, 2006. 
  4. ^ "NeuFutur review". 
  5. ^ Hasty, Katie (2006-10-25). "Diddy Scores First No. 1 Album In Nine Years". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-02-03. [dead link]
  6. ^ AEROSMITH Talks About Making Of 'Devil's Got A New Disguise'; Audio Available, Blabbermouth
  7. ^ "Aerosmith – Devil's Got a New Disguise – The Very Best of (Album)" (ASP). Australian Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 26, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Aerosmith – Devil's Got a New Disguise – The Very Best of (Album)" (ASP). Austrian Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 26, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Les "Charts Runs" de chaque Album Classé" (PHP). InfoDisc (in French).  Search for "Aerosmith" on the drop-down menu to see results.
  10. ^ "Chartverfolgung / AEROSMITH / Longplay". Music Line (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved June 26, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Aerosmith – Devil's Got a New Disguise – The Very Best of (Album)" (ASP). New Zealand Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 26, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Aerosmith – Devil's Got a New Disguise – The Very Best of (Album)" (ASP). Schweizer Hitparade. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 26, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Artist Chart History: Aerosmith". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 26, 2011. 
  14. ^ a b "Devil's Got a New Disguise: The Very Best of Aerosmith". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 26, 2011. 
  15. ^ "2006 Certification Awards – Platinum". Irish Charts. Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved June 26, 2011. 
  16. ^ "The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand.  Devil's Got a New Disguise was certified platinum the week of 11 December 2006.