Aren't contracts a pain? Aerosmith think so too. Eager to complete their contract with Sony, but sidelined by Tom Hamilton's throat cancer, the band chose to release yet another greatest hits album. This being their third since the release of their last original studio album, Just Push Play.
I won't comment much on the hits portion of this disc. I am so, so sick of the Geffen years from sheer overplay, although "Angel" is conspicuous by its absence. You do get a handful of tracks (6) that are pre-Geffen, but all stuff that is available on the numerous hits albums before. Even "Walk This Way" was available on a previous hits album.
The bait to buy this is two new songs: "Sedona Sunrise", and "Devil's Got a New Disguise". "Devil" is actually a song that was written 15 years previous for Pump and reworked several times, so you can't even accuse Aerosmith of writing a new song. And, since it failed to make Pump, Get A Grip, Nine Lives, Just Push Play, or any of the hits albums featuring two news songs previous to this one (Big Ones and O Yeah), then you know it can't be very good. And it's not. "Sedona Sunrise", a soft one, is better.