20-Bit digital mastering from the original source tapes using SBM technology. The 20-bit Digital Mastering SBM showcases the album with a faithful sound that will be appreciated for generations to come. The mastering is treated respectfully and as it was done prior to the ‘loudness wars’ the dynamic range is in the vicinity of 12 out of 20. Don’t touch any other remastering! It has an average dynamic range of 09. Seriously, I’m all for audiophile releases, but low dynamic range isn’t fit for anyone, let alone an audiophile consumer. There is no doubt whatsoever, that the 1993 remastered CD is the pinnacle for when obtaining a copy of this album.
Classics Live! II mainly features tracks recorded at a New Years Eve show in 1984, with all five original members once again reunited. The other two tracks were the first track of 1985s Done with Mirrors, “Let the Music Do the Talking”, and a rendition of 1977s “Draw the Line” from California Jam II.
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. “Back in the Saddle” 4:40
2. “Walk This Way” 4:21
3. “Movin’ Out” 5:44
4. “Draw The Line” (California Jam 2 Ontario Motor Speedway, Ontario, CA, March 18, 1978) 4:46
5. “Same Old Song and Dance” 5:45
6. “Last Child” Tyler, Whitford 3:42
7. “Let the Music Do the Talking” (Worcester Centrum, Worcester, MA, March 12, 1986) Perry 5:44
8. “Toys in the Attic” 4:03
All Songs recorded at the Orpheum Theater, Boston, MA, December 31, 1984, except where noted.
All songs written and composed by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, except where noted.
5.0 out of 5 stars air guitar heaven,
All the classic aerosmith licks are there with a kinda live feel. Theres no track spacings so it sounds like one long concert. Much better sound than ‘live bootleg’, a must get.
5.0 out of 5 stars Aerosmith, raw and awesome,
I highly recommend this album if your looking for some unpolished classic Aerosmith! Its hard to wade through all the Aerosmith Live stuff but for me this is one of the best. Match this with ‘Classics Live I’ and you have the complete Aerosmith Live collection and all you’ll ever need in my opinion.
5.0 out of 5 stars
Clocking in at less than 39 minutes, featuring tight, smoking live renditions of “Toys In The Attic”, “Walk This Way”, “Draw The Line”, “Same Old Song And Dance”, and the early, autobiographical gem “Movin’ Out”, as well as the thundering hard rock piledriver “Let The Music Do The Talking”, orginally a Joe Perry Project-number.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Greatest hits live album,e material from the early part of their career. Good sound, excellent performances.