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DRAW THE LINE (1977)

Details:

Columbia/CBS JC/JCA/JCT-34856 (USA, Dec. 9, 1977)
Columbia/CBS CK-34856 (USA, 1987 - CD reissue)
Columbia/SMEi CK/CT-57364 (1993, 20-bit SBM digital remaster)
Columbia/SME 88883760951 (2014, 180g LP reissue)

Tracks:

A1. Draw the Line (3:23) - Steven Tyler, Joe Perry
(USA 10/77, #42; CAN #38)
A2. I Wanna Know Why (3:09) - Steven Tyler, Joe Perry
A3. Critical Mass (4:53) - Steven Tyler, Tom Hamilton, Jack Douglas
A4. Get It Up (4:02) - Steven Tyler, Joe Perry
(USA 4/78, did not chart)
A5. Bright Light Fright (2:19) - Joe Perry
B1. Kings and Queens (4:55) - Steven Tyler, Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Jack Douglas
(USA 2/78, #70)
B2. The Hand That Feeds (4:23) - Steven Tyler, Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Jack Douglas
B3. Sight for Sore Eyes (3:56) - Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Jack Douglas, David Johansen
B4. Milk Cow Blues (4:14) - Kokomo Arnold

Notes:

Produced & arranged by Jack Douglas and Aerosmith. Engineered by Jay Messina assisted by Sam Ginsberg. Recorded at The Cenacle, Armonk, NY and the Record Plant, New York City.

Performance credits:

I Wanna Know Why - Stan Bronstein in saxophones; Scott Cushnie on piano.
Critical Mass - Scott Cushnie on piano.
Get it Up - Karen Lawrence on backing vocals.
Bright Light Fright - Stan Bronstein in sousaphones; Joe Perry on lead vocals.
Kings and Queens - Jack Douglas on mandolin; Paul Prestopino on banjo; Steven Tyler on piano.

Chart Action:

Chart Peak (USA): #11 (1/28/78) with 20 weeks on the Billboard charts. Other countries:



Singles:

Draw The Line - Chart Peak (USA): #42 (11/19/77) with 10 weeks on the Billboard charts. Other countries: CAN #38;


Get It Up - Chart Peak (USA): DID NOT CHART.

Kings And Queens - Chart Peak (USA): #70 (04/01/78) with 5 weeks on the Billboard charts. Other countries: ;


RIAA/Sales:

In the United States, the album was certified Gold by the RIAA on December 9, 1977 and Platinum on December 13, 1977; Its most recent certification is for 2X Platinum on August 16, 1996. Gold by the CRIA (Canada - 50,000 units) on December 1, 1977.

Performed Live:

With the delays to the finishing of recording the album in mid-1977, Aerosmith hit the road for their "Aerosmith Express" tour with the title track added to the set when touring resumed on June 21. By the start of autumn, "Get It Up" and "I Wanna Know Why" had also been added, with "Milk Cow Blues" returning around the time of the release of the album in December. Throughout 1978 "Sight For Sore Eyes" and "Kings and Queens" made appearances rounding out the material initially performed from the album.

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