Aerosmith have released a version of Movin’ Out recorded in rehearsal in 1971, two years before the song was officially released on their debut album.
The recording comes from 1971: The Road Starts Hear, a limited edition Record Store Day release available at participating retailers from Black Friday onwards. This year’s event is on Friday November 26, and we’ll be keeping on eye out for the best Black Friday vinyl deals.
The recordings used to compile 1971: The Road Starts Hear were originally made on a reel-to-reel machine belonging to Joe Perry. The tape had been gathering dust in the Aerosmith archives for years.
The album, which will be available on vinyl and cassette, also includes early versions of the debut album classics Dream On and Mama Kin, as well as a version of Major Barbra, a song that later surfaced on the Classics Live compilation and as part of the Pandora’s Box box set. Full tracklist below.
The vinyl edition of 1971: The Road Starts Hear will be limited to 10,000 units, while only 2000 copies of the cassette will be manufactured. Both will include previously unseen photos from the Aerosmith archive and liner notes by Rolling Stone‘s David Fricke.
1971: The Road Starts Hear is the first music released by the band since forming a “worldwide alliance” with the Universal Music Group earlier this year. The agreement will cover every studio recording made by the band across their career, as well as opening up the band archives.
Aerosmith: 1971 – The Road Starts Hear tracklist
1. Intro – Somebody
2. Reefer Head Woman
3. Walkin’ The Dog
1. Movin’ Out
2. Major Barbara
3. Dream On
4. Mama Kin