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Jaded
Written by: Steven Tyler/Marti Frederiksen (3:34)
The track started being played on US radio on January 5th, (although a snippet of the song was played on a Phildelaphia radio station on Dec 16th) with the distribution of a CD promo (Columbia CSK 16484). The CD insert includes handwritten lyrics .

On January 8th, "Jaded" got its live debut at the 28th Annual AMAs at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA. The song was later played live at the Super Bowl XXXV Halftime, Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL on January 28, 2001.

Jaded was written in August 2000.

The model in the Jaded artwork is Nicole West.

The Jaded video was directed by Francis Lawrence.

The world video premiere of "Jaded" was featured in MTV USA's "Making The Video": February 13th, 2001, 10:30pm. It debuted on MTV UK on the 15th ("Daily Edition").
 

U.S.A./Canada Released: March 13, 2001; Columbia 79555
American "Jaded" maxi single features:

1. Jaded (Album Version)
2. Jaded (Acoustic Mix)
3. Angel's Eye
4. Jaded (Guitars Mix)
5. Under My Skin (Reprise)

Originally the "Jaded (Guitars Mix)" was detailed as "Jaded (Stripped Down Mix)"

7" Vinyl version. Released April 10. Jaded b/w Angel's Eye (Columbia 79572)
 

Feb 12: All major USA retailers detail that Jaded single is now scheduled for March 13th (from February 20th). It will be first album since Permanent Vacation where the album has been released before the first single (i.e. Dude, although this album will pulled up from March 20).

Charts

Billboard Top 100: #7 (April 7, 2001), Billboard Airplay Charts #11 (April 7, 2001). Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks: #1 (5 weeks, from Feb 10, 2001), USA Mainstream Top 40 charts: #2

Billboard Hot 100 (Jan 27): 58, 37, 28, 22, 20, 18, 18, 17, 16, 9, 7, 8, 13, 14, 16, 23, 30, 34, 42, 53 (20 weeks)
On release to retail, the single jumped from No16 to No9.
Billboard Airplay Charts (Jan 27): 55, 32, 25, 23, ?, 17, 16, 14, 13, 12, 11, 12, 12, 14, 19, 26, 34, 35, 45, 56
Billboard Top 40 Tracks (Jan 27): 36, 23, 19, 17, ?, 14, 12, 9, 9, 8, 8, 9, 11, 14, 15, 14, 16, 15, 21, 29, 34, 32, 31, 36
Billboard Rock Tracks (Feb 3): 4, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 17, 20, 24, 30, 29, 28, 29, 29, 33, 36
Billboard Adult Top 40 (Feb 3): 32, 23, 21, ?, 14, 12, 11, 10, 9, 7, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9,10, 12, 13, 16, 18, 21, 20
Billboard Hot 100 Sales (March 31): 15, 8, 12, 18, 21, 19, 26, 26, 32, 32, 39, 44, 47, 48, 70

Billboard End of Year Charts 2001: No 47

Canada (CRIA March 11):  7,6 13, 12, 11, 18 (6 weeks)
Canada (Hits  March 18):  3, 1

On the Canada Hits Chart (Airplay) , "Jaded" reaching No 1, put Aerosmith in second place among acts with the longest waiting time for a No. 1 single. Their first chart single "Dream On" peaked at No. 10 on April 10, 1976.

 

JAPAN Released: February 28, 2001
1. Jaded (Album Version) 3:35
2. Jaded (Acoustic Mix) 3:33
3. Angel's Eye 3:21
4. Jaded (Guitars Mix) 3:35
5. Under My Skin (Reprise) 1:02
Jaded maxi single comes with CD booklet with handwritten "Jaded" lyrics, lyrics to "Jaded" and "Angel's Eye" in English and Japanese.

Charts

JP Top 40 (Feb 24): 33, 27, 20, 16, 15, 16, 14, 13 (8 weeks)
 
U.K. Released: March 5, 2001
In the UK, the Jaded single is released in 3 formats, 7" vinyl, CD and MC.

The CD version includes the exclusive bonus track of "Won't Let You Down". Once again they have included "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" on various versions (their biggest UK hit single) as they did with their previous single "Pink" (re-issue).

The 7" vinyl single is a special limited numbered disc in the shape of Nicole West; the model on the "Jaded" artwork. This single will come in 12" clear vinyl bag with an artwork backing card. The last shaped vinyl release was "Janie's Got A Gun"

CD single:
1. Jaded (Album Version) 3:34
2. Won't Let You Down 3:38
3. I Don't Won't To Miss A Thing 4:59

MC single:

1. Jaded (Album Version) 3:34
2. I' Don't Want To Miss A Thing 4:59
7" picture shaped vinyl disc
1. Jaded
2. Angel's Eye
Charts
UK (March 11): 13, 25, 39, 50, 60, 65, 72 (7 weeks)
 
Australian Released: Feb 26, 2001, Columbia 670811.2
1. Jaded (Album Version)
2. Jaded (Acoustic Mix) 3:35
3. Angel's Eye
4. Under My Skin (Reprise) 1:05
International Released: March 5, 2001
1. Jaded (Album version)
2. Won't Let You Down
3. Angel's Eye
4. I Don't Want To Miss A Thing

Charts

Sweden (March 15): 49, 50, 42 (3 weeks)
Germany (March 15): 48, 81 (2 weeks)
Switzerland (March 18): 43, 30, 50, 49 (4 weeks)
Italy: 11, 13, 13, 13, 12, 14, 15
Argentina (March 10): 5, 5, 5, 3, 3, 3 (11 weeks in total)
Netherlands (Mega March 10): 78, 54, 58 ( 3 weeks)

 

Fly Away From Here
Written by:Marti Frederiksen/ Todd Chapman  (5:01)
The track was originally written in 1998 with initial plans to record it for a film soundtrack.

Promo single includes a radio remix edit (4:23).

MTV announced it as being the next single on April 9, 2001. Released to radio, May 1, 2001

The video was directed by Joseph Kahn (Christina Aguilera, Janet Jackson, U2) and shot at the abandoned South Weymouth Naval Air Station May 12-13 with a 1.3 million dollar budget. It featured incredible state-of-the-art computer graphics and special effects and starting Jessica Biel. Video released in early June 2001.
U.S.A. Released: 

Charts:

Gavin Top 40 Airplay Charts: #25 (July 5, 2001).
Billboard Top 40 (July 28): 37, 36, 40
Billboard Adult Rock (July 21): 34, 40
 

JAPAN Released: June 6, 2001, Sony SRCS 2452
1. Fly Away From here (Radio Remix Edit)
2. Fly Away From Here (Album Version)
3. Fly Away From Here (Rock Mix)
4. Face
5. Fly Away From Here (Orchestral Mix)
6. I Don't Want To Mix A Thing (Live)

Track 1 remixed by Mike Shipley. 
Track 6 recorded live at Cape Canaveral, FL USA June 29, 1998.

 

U.K. Released: Not released
Originally detailed by Sony UK to be released in July. Later an advertisement in Classic Rock detailed it as September 10. A 2 track promo scheduled it for September 17 and later appeared as October 8 and 29. 
Australian Released: July 23, 2001 Columbia 617330.2 
1. Fly Away From here (Radio Remix Edit)
2. Fly Away From Here (Album Version)
3. Fly Away From Here (Rock Remix Edit)
4. I Don't Want To Mix A Thing (Live)

 
International Released: 
Orignially the single was to be released in Europe in early July 2001. 

 

Sunshine
Written by:Marti Frederiksen/Steven Tyler/Joe Perry  

Promo single contains a one-track radio remix (3:36) - Columbia CSK 54820. It has been remixed by Tom Lord-Alge, a top mix engineer.

First report of the Sunshine being the next single was a Yahoo News item (Aug 7, 2001) reporting the cancellation the 2nd Irvine, CA so the band come shoot a new video for its next single, believed to be Sunshine.

Released to US Radio, October 9, 2001. 

The video was filmed at Universal Studios, Universal City, CA in late August (22-23) 2001 and some clips were previewed at their concert at  Charlotte, NC, September 9, 2001. It was directed by Samuel Bayer, (worked on vids by Nirvana, Rolling Stones, Marilyn Manson and Garbage) and its theme is based on Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.

Video released to MTV/VH1 (USA) on October 9, 2001

U.S.A. Released: 
Charts:

Failed to break into the Gavin Top 40 Airplay.
Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks (Oct 20): 31, 24, 24, 23 (10 weeks in total on chart)

 

 

Just Push Play
Written by: Steven Tyler/Mark Hudson/Dudas
This track got a new lease of life when Aerosmith recorded a series of Dodge RAM commercials in LA in early October. The commercials were aired in late October resulting in increased sales of the "Just Push Play" album. 
On November 13th, it was reported that Just Push Play would be officially released as a single by Columbia Records as a result of fans requesting the song on radio stations. The previous night, at their MSG, N.YC. gig, the track had been moved from its customary position to replace the position where "Sunshine" had been.

The "United We Stand"  (Washington, DC) live performance was used as the video to promote the song. A Dick Clark ABC Music special broadcast on December 31, 2001 broadcast a live performance from Fort Lauderdale in November 2001.


U.S.A. Released: 
Charts:

Just missed breaking into the Gavin Top 40 (January 2002).
USA Mainstream Rock Tracks (May 19): 22, 16, 14, 14, 13, 14, 10, 12, ?, 19, 23, 29, 38 (15 weeks on chart in total)

 

 

ALBUM

Just Push Play
Produced by: The Boneyard Boys (aka Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Marti Frederiksen, Mark Hudson) at Joe Perry's Boneyard Studio (Boston,MA)
The much awaited 13th studio album is released 4 years to the month after their last studio album, "Nine Lives" (and is their second album for Sony Music, in a deal they signed 10 years ago for four albums).

Interest has been such that the American release has been pulled up 2 weeks from March 20th to March 6th (detailed on Feb 1).

The Release Party scheduled for Virgin Record Store in New York City is cancelled due severe weather conditions over North East America.

The front cover is a slight modification to the work by Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama and his work "Sorayama Sexy Robot #22".
U.S.A./Canada/
Argentina
Released: March 6, 2001
Standard USA Version
Columbia CK62088 Tracks: 12 Length: 50 min 42 sec

01. Beyond Beautiful (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen) 4:45
02. Just Push Play (Tyler/Hudson/Dudas) 3:51
03. Jaded 3:34 (Tyler/Frederiksen)
04. Fly Away From Here (Frederiksen/Chapman) 5:01
05. Trip Hoppin' (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen/Hudson) 4:27
06. Sunshine (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen) 3:37
07. Under My Skin (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen/Hudson) 3:45
08. Luv Lies (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen/Hudson) 4:26
09. Outta Your Head (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen) 3:22
10. Drop Dead Georgeous (Tyler/Perry/Hudson) 3:42
11. Light Inside (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen) 3:34
12. Avant Garden (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen/Hudson) 6:35

The track below is incorporated into the track "Avant Garden". The latter is 4:52 long and then there is 43 seconds of silence before the reprise track starts.

Under My Skin (Reprise) (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen/Hudson) 1:00 (unlisted track)


Best Buy Version

Columbia CK 85495 Tracks: 13 Length: 53min 38 sec
(Only available at Best Buy retailers, USA)

01. Beyond Beautiful (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen) 4:45
02. Just Push Play (Tyler/Hudson/Dudas) 3:51
03. Jaded 3:34 (Tyler/Frederiksen)
04. Fly Away From Here (Frederiksen/Chapman) 5:01
05. Trip Hoppin' (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen/Hudson) 4:27
06. Sunshine (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen) 3:37
07. Under My Skin (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen/Hudson) 3:45
08. Luv Lies (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen/Hudson) 4:26
09. Outta Your Head (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen) 3:22
10. Drop Dead Georgeous (Tyler/Perry/Hudson) 3:42
11. Light Inside (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen) 3:34
12. Avant Garden (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen/Hudson) 4:52
13. Face (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen/Hudson) 4:37

The track below is incorporated into the track "Face". The latter is 3:05 long and then there is 43 seconds of silence before the reprise track starts.

Under My Skin (Reprise) (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen/Hudson) 1:00 (unlisted track)

A special version was  announced, Columbia CK85469 but never released. Early details suggested it was a special green holographic format. 

The album will be available in the USA on CD, MC, MD, Super Audio CD and vinyl (Columbia 62088 1:Side A: Tracks 01-06; Side 2: tracks 07-12).
Super Audio version released March 20th and MD version on March 27th.

Billboard Album Charts

Date Position Sales Change%
08 March 01   239  
15 March 01 2 240,481  
22 March 01 3 126,430 47.4
29 March 01 5 102,375 19.0
05 April 01 9 76,979 24.8
12 April 01* 22 54,589 29.1
19 April 01 19 59,703 9.4
26 April 01 34 35,477 40.6
03 May 01 42 30,672 13.5
10 May 01 51 25,957 15.4
17 May 01 50 27,955 7.7
24 May 01 68 21,291 23.8
31 May 01 75 20,437 4.0
07 June 01 84 18,783 8.1
14 June 01 70 20,456 8.9
21 June 01 63 24,462 19.6
28 June 01 92 18,356 25.0
05 July 01 95 16,469 10.3
12 July 01 77 19,324 17.3
19 July 01 78 19,458 0.7
26 July 01 85 17,928 7.9
02 August 01 94 15,795 11.9
09 August 01 117 12,705 19.6
16 August 01 126 11,254 11.4
23 August 01 137 10,258 8.8
30 August 01 156 8,690 15.3
06 September 01 191 7,204 17.1
13 September 01 179 6,575 8.7
       
TOTAL: 27 wks 1,050,302  

* Billboard reports Gold, Platinium RIAA status (April 12th chart)

The weeks "Just Push Play" entered into the charts, the No1 was Dave Matthews Band with 280,000 copies.

Billboard End of Year (2001) charts: 85 with 1.16 million sales. 2004: Sales are 1.28 million.
 

Canadian Album Charts

Date Position Sales Change%
18 March 01 2    
25 March 01 5 9,965  
01 April 01 9    
08 April 01* 23    
15 April 01 28    
22 April 01      
29 April 01      
06 May 01 52    
13 May 01 65    
20 May 01 67    
27 May 01 82    
03 Jun 01 89    
10 Jun 01 97    
17 Jun 01 113    
24 Jun 01 103    
       
TOTAL: 15 wks


 

JAPAN Released: March 7, 2001, Sony SRCS 2440
14 tracks; length 59 min 9 sec
01. Beyond Beautiful (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen) 4:45
02. Just Push Play (Tyler/Hudson/Dudas) 3:51
03. Jaded 3:34 (Tyler/Frederiksen)
04. Fly Away From Here (Frederiksen/Chapman) 5:01
05. Trip Hoppin' (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen/Hudson) 4:27
06. Sunshine (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen) 3:37
07. Under My Skin (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen/Hudson) 3:45
08. Luv Lies (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen/Hudson) 4:26
09. Outta Your Head (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen) 3:22
10. Drop Dead Georgeous (Tyler/Perry/Hudson) 3:42
11. Light Inside (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen) 3:34
12. Avant Garden (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen/Hudson) 4:52
13. Won't Let You Down (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen/Hudson) 3:38
14. I Don't Want To Miss A Thing (Warren) 6:32

The track below is incorporated into the track "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing". The latter is 4:59 long and then there is 33 seconds of silence before the reprise track starts.

Under My Skin (Reprise) (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen/Hudson) 1:00 (unlisted track)

On February 2nd, the Japanese release date was pulled up from March 14 to March 7.

The tradition of the Japanese version carrying additional tracks continues with two bonus tracks (country specific versions are made to ensure the home market buys this version rather than cheaper imported versions, ie USA version). During 1999 after the massive success of the Armageddon soundtrack, "Nine Lives" was repackaged and re-issued in the International world with "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" appended. This wasn't possible with the Japanese release due to insufficient space with it already supporting additional tracks (ie Fall Together).

Album includes lyrics to bonus tracks plus translation of all lyrics into Japanese.

RIAJ Gold Disc for Rock Album of the Year (International) awarded: March 2002
(RIAJ Gold Disc: Founded 1987. the awards are granted to the artists and product that achieved the highest net sales during the previous 12 months within that category)

Charts

Japan: 2, 7, 8, 12, 9, 11, 13, 19 ( 8 weeks)

Seikodo (March 15): 6, 7, 14
 

The first pressing will have an Aerosmith logo sticker.
JAPAN 2002 Released: January 30, 2002, Sony SICP 87-8 
14 tracks; length 59 min 9 sec  + 
6 track bonus CD; length 28 min 36 sec

A special edition Just Push Play set to be released to tie in with their Japanese Tour commencing on January 25th, 2002 will be released by Sony Japan. Original release date was January 23, 2002.

The release will contain a bonus CD called "Live and Rare". Originally listed as containing the following tracks but when it was released it just included tracks 1-6.

1. Just Push Play (Radio Remix) 3:13
2. Draw The Line (Live from California Jam II '78 ) 5:13
3. Chip Away The Stone (Live from California Jam II '78 ) 4:32
4. Same Old Song And Dance (Live from California Jam II '78 ) 4:24
5. Big Ten Inch Record (Live, Texxas Jam '78 ) 3:58
6. Lord of the Thighs (Live, Texxas Jam '78 ) 7:13

7. One Way Street (Live, Mama Kin Music Hall '94 )
8. Walk This Way (Live, MTV Spring Break 3/97 )
9. Dream On (Live,  MTV 10 Anniversary )
10.I Don't Want To Miss A Thing (Live, Cape Canaveral, FL 29/6/98 )

UK/EUROPE Released: March 12, 2001,
Columbia COL 501535
14 tracks; length 53 min 37 sec + CDROM-Video
01. Beyond Beautiful (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen) 4:45
02. Just Push Play (Tyler/Hudson/Dudas) 3:51
03. Jaded 3:34 (Tyler/Frederiksen)
04. Fly Away From Here (Frederiksen/Chapman) 5:01
05. Trip Hoppin' (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen/Hudson) 4:27
06. Sunshine (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen) 3:37
07. Under My Skin (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen/Hudson) 3:45
08. Luv Lies (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen/Hudson) 4:26
09. Outta Your Head (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen) 3:22
10. Drop Dead Georgeous (Tyler/Perry/Hudson) 3:42
11. Light Inside (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen) 3:34
12. Avant Garden (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen/Hudson) 4:52
13. Face (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen/Hudson) 4:38
14. Jaded (CDROM Video)

The track below is incorporated into the track "Face". The latter is 3:05 long and then there is 37 seconds of silence before the reprise track starts.

Under My Skin (Reprise) (Tyler/Perry/Frederiksen/Hudson) 1:00 (unlisted track)

Vinyl version: Tracks 01-07 Side A, tracks 08-13 Side B.

It appeared that the International version would be same as the standard USA version (according to Sony Music Holland - the first site to detail the correct "Just Push Play" tracklisting. originally listed as coming out in Europe on March 19th).

February 9: Sony Music Holland detail their release date now March 12 from March 19. Feb 13. Sony Music France report a release date of March 20. Feb 16th: Sony Music Germany also move the release date up to the 12th. March 12 date also detailed by Spain and Switzerland sites. Feb 26: Sony France report the album out March 13 in France.

Feb 13: HMV Japan report the European version of Just Push Play as below with the Face track and is CD-EXTRA (13 tracks, length 52:01, Columbia COL 501535 2). March 3: Sony Music Germany are also showing their release to carry the CDROM video of Jaded (ie reason for being detailed as CDEXTRA).

The formats in the UK will be: CD (COL 501535 2), Vinyl (COL 501535 1), MD (COL 501535 8) and MC. Feb 21: Sony Music UK detail the release date is now March 12 (rather than March 19).

This version of the album contains data tracks which include the MPEG and QuickTime Movie format versions of the "Jaded" CDROM video (3 min 47.9 sec long)

NOTE: Whilst the CD is 13 tracks, the CD Player on Microsoft Windows only recognises 12 tracks and details the album length as 48:59. The header data is incorporated into the CD and thus displays track names although "Face" has no data setup. There also seems a mismatch in the data for it as shows up in MP3 programs as 7:10 long whereas only 4:38.

TOP EUROPEAN CHART POSITIONS
ITALY 8 GREECE 6 AUSTRIA 7
SWITZERLAND 3 UK 7 GERMANY 6
SWEDEN 19 SPAIN 20 BELGIUM 35
FINLAND 8        

Charts:

Switzerland (March 25): 6, 3 ,4, 10, 13, 17, 24, 34, 37, 55, 79 (11 weeks)
Sweden (March 20): 19, 32 , 56
Germany (March 26): 6, 10, 9, 14, 20, 27, 43, 49, 77, 95 (10 weeks)
Italy: 8, 8, 9, 13, 13
Austria (March 25): 7, 11 ,9, 17, 28, 32, 41, 48, 58, 68 (10 weeks)
Spain (March 17): 20
Greece: 6, 6, 6
UK (March 18): 7, 26, 36, 49, 72, 96, 139, 165, 192 (9 weeks)
Belgium (March 23): 50, 41, 35
Finland (March 18): 8, 14

Eurochart (March 24): 5, 7, 7, 7, 7
 

   
OTHER INTERNATIONAL Released: March 19, 2001
 
 
The Australian version of "Just Push Play" will come in a special holographic slipcase according to Rolling Stone magazine.

March 19th: No holographic version seen on release in Australia. It seems the holographic limited edition picture digipak with hologram slipcase is in fact of French origin (released late March - COL 501535 9)

Charts

Australia (March 26) : 27, 44

 

INTERVIEW/VIDEO FOOTAGE

Real Audio video footage of interview and special Boston performance of Jaded (including Joe playing a Gretsch Bob Diddley guitar) 3min 43 sec.

http://akamai1.kamera.com/k1/dotmusic/010302/aerosmith.ram

 

ADVERTISEMENTS

(1) From Q. Magazine (April 2001)

(2) Bounce - March 2001/03 (Tower Record Japan)

(3) Kerrang - March 3, 2001

(4) Croosbeat (Japan) March, 2001

 

 

MAGAZINES

(1) Q. Magazine (April 2001 - UK)

(2) Burrn (April 2001 - Japan)

(3) Rockin'on (April 2001 - Japan)

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