To celebrate their 50th anniversary, Aerosmith has released one of their earliest known recordings on an album called Aerosmith – 1971: The Road Starts Hear.

It was recorded with Joe Perry’s reel-to-reel tape machine back in 1971, two years before Aerosmith’s self-titled major-label debut. It includes an early version of “Dream On” plus other gems such as “Somebody,” “Movin’ Out,” and “Mama Kin.”

Boston 1971: Historic early recording of Aerosmith in their rehearsal room – just the band, crew, and friends captured on Joe Perry’s tape recorder. This never-before-heard performance showcases the early, raw talent of this future Hall Of Fame band, one year before signing to Columbia Records and two years before their eponymous debut, which featured many of these songs, including their enduring anthem” Dream On.”


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The band’s official website also now features a new 1971 collection of merchandise.

It’s available now to stream, download, or grab on CD or vinyl.

Aerosmith is set to return for a Las Vegas residency at Park MGM beginning Friday, June 17, and running through December.