Country Release Date Cat No
UK 12th March, 1997* CK485020 6 4
USA 18th March, 1997 CK67547 1

* Release date changed from 10th March, 1997 (Monday, normal UK release day) to the 12th March, 1997 within a week of the release so chart position could have been higher. Rumours circulated this was done to reduce European imports effecting USA sales.

The European version contains the additional Joe Perry track, Falling Off. A further additional track, Fall Together is present on the Japanese version (Sony Record SRCS 8263).

The only known album format to have been released by Sony/Columbia is the CD variant. Its the first time an Aerosmith studio LP has not been released on vinyl.


To promote the Japanese Tour in March 1998, Sony Records released a special edition of the Nine Lives album in an gatefold cardboard design which included the Box of Fire Bonus Disc (Sony SRCS 8611 disc 2) and an additional booklet (with photos, some setlists from NL and Japanese Tours and list of Nine Lives concert dates to March 14, 1998. As customary in Japanese releases, a lyrics sheet was provided (in English and Japanese) for both the Nine Lives and Bonus Disc (Columbia SRCS 8610-1).


On March 1st, 1999 in the UK (and the rest of Europe), the Nine Lives album was re-issued with an additional track, "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" appended. The CD cover was also changed to be the "cat on the wheel", something which was done in the summer of 1997 in the USA (

Columbia COL 485020 2


In America in March, 1997, Columbia released a 6-track CD called "Made In Amercia" featuring:

Back In The Saddle, Toys In The Attic, Seasons of Wither, Walk This Way, Chip Away The Stone and the bonus track One Way Street (Live - from Mama Kins, Dec 94) (Columbia A 28478)


In April1997, as added publicity for Aerosmith's European Tour, Columbia re-issued the "Greatest Hits" album and renamed it "Greatest Hits 1973 -1988" with the addition of 7 extra tracks. The track listing is:

Dream On, Mama Kin, Same Old Song And Dance, Seasons of Wither, Sweet Emotion, Walk This Way, Big Ten Inch Record, Last Child, Back In The Saddle, Draw The Line, Kings and Queens, Come Together, Remember (Walking In The Sand), Lightning Strikes, Chip Away The Stone and with the bonus tracks Sweet Emotion (1991 Thoener Remix), One Way Street (Live - from Mama Kins, 1994).

The CD insert dropped the "nostalga" pages and single release info with the addition of some live band pics. (Columbia COL 487350 2)


In September 1998, Columbia released in Europe, "Classics Live! Complete" which is "Classics Live !" and "Classics Live! II" on one CD. In the past, Columbia has released special releases to mark European Tours (eg Pandora's Toys) and may have had this in the works when the European 98 tour was scrapped. Alternatively it was using the success of Armegeddon to do some repackaging.



Country Release Date Cat No
UK 20th October, 1998 GED 25221 36
USA 21st October, 1998 GEFD2-25221 12
Japan 13th October, 1998    


There was no different international formats for this release. In America, a clean version of the CD was put out on October 28th, 1998 (GEFD2-25308) for particular outlets. Also a special denim gatefold release (with embroided logo) was made available.No singles were released from the album although "Hole in my Soul" was used by Sony Europe on a couple of singles. (Geffen GEFD2-25314)



Country Single Release Date Highest B-side(s)
UK Falling In Love 24th February, 1997


Fall Together
Seasons of Wither
Sweet Emotion
USA Falling In Love 11th February, 1997


Fall Together

UK Hole In My Soul 9th June, 1997


USA Hole In My Soul 5th August, 1997


Falling Off
UK Pink 16th December, 1997


USA Pink 11th February, 1998


USA I Don't Want To Miss A Thing 18th August, 1998


Europe Full Circle May, 1998


UK I Don't Want To Miss A Thing 31st August, 1998


UK Pink 14th June, 1999




(ii) Two versionsof the UK Hole In My Soul Single were released. In the addition to the title track (LP version) they contained:

(1) Falling In Love (Is Hard On The Knees) (Moby F****D Mix), Falling In Love (Is Hard On The Knees) (Live), Walk This Way (Live)

(2) Falling In Love (Is Hard On The Knees) (Butcher Mix), Falling In Love (Is Hard On The Knees) (Moby Flawed Mix), Nine Lives (Live)

The live versions on the above CDs were recorded at Panama City, FL, March 97 (MTV Spring Break Concert)


Apart from the CD single format, in the USA, a cassette single has been available whilst in the UK, a limited 7 inch vinyl picture disc has been released with each of the single releases (Falling In Love b/w Fall Together and Hole In My Soul b/w Nine Lives (Live)).

(iii)The UK Pink CD Single contained

Pink, Pink (The South Beach Mix), Pink (Live on Howard Stern)

A 7" Pink vinyl version of the Pink single was released in the UK, b/w Pink (The Chalo Mix).

In Japan, a Pink maxi-single had the following tracks appended to those detailed on the UK CD: (Sony Records SRCS 8550)

Falling in Love (Is Hard On The Knees) (Moby Fucked Remix), Falling in Love (is Hard On The Knees)(Live 3/97), Walk This Way (Live 3/97)


(iv) The Full Circle single came out in Europe (except UK) in May 1998. The original track listing was:

Full Circle (Radio Edit), Full Circle (Full Size), I Don't Want To Miss A Thing (Live), What Kind of Love Are You On.

On the actual pressings, I Don't Want To Miss A Thing (Live) was found to be Hole In My Soul (Live). Later pressing corrected the cassette inserts to Hole In My Soul (live)


(v) Two versionsof the UK I Don't Want To Miss A Thing were released.

(1) I Don't Want To Miss a Thing (Rock Mix), Taste Of India (Rock Remix), Animal Crackers (Cat No 666408 2)

(2) I Don't Want To Miss a Thing, Pink (Live on Howard Stern), Crash. (Cat No 666408 5)

The picture disc of I Don't Want To Miss A Thing was b/w Taste of India (Rock Remix).

In Europe, the 4 track version was I Don't Want To Miss a Thing (Rock Mix), Taste Of India (Rock Remix), Crash, Animal Crackers (Cat No 666032 2)


(vi) Three versions of the UK Pink re-issue were released in June 1999.

(1) Pink, I Don't Want to Miss A Thing (Live), Hole In My Soul (Live, from A Little South of Sanity) (Cat No CD-1, 667534-2).

(2) Pink, What Kind of Love Are You On (Cat No CD-2, 667534-5) Included Free Poster (right)

(3) Pink, I Don't Want To Miss A Thing (Live) (Cat No Cassette, 667534-4)

The previously unreleased live version of IDWTMAT is taken from the Armegeddon Premiere performance at Cape Canaveral on June 29, 1998.