Aerosmith are an American institution, but possess a worldly attitude, especially towards charity. This means that Aerosmith conducted this concert to provide relief to the sufferers of the tsunami and resulting meltdown at Fukushima.
The video quality of this performance is stellar, with the DVD release achieving clarity that is comparable to a HD broadcast. The soundboard-like quality of the music makes this into a must-have for Aerosmith fans. Rock For The Rising Sun collects a number of Aerosmith’s greatest hits – Love In An Elevator, Livin’ On the Edge, Mama Kin, Toys in the Attic – with a surprising variety of supporting tracks. Rock For The Rising Sun contains two bonus performances in Lick and a Promise and One Way Street. The concert will show listeners that Aerosmith is still a band at the top of their game. Where many bands are content with copying their studio output, performances of Train Kept A Rollin’ and Sweet Emotion have a different flow to them. The dynamic between the constituent members of Aerosmith allows each piece of the puzzle to be pushed to a higher level. The guitars and drums combine to create a super-sonic blast of hard-edged blues-rock, while front man Steven Tyler brings all of the passion and intensity that was brought when the band went out on tours in the sixties.
The Aerosmith Rock For The Rising Sun DVD can be purchased for $10-15 from a number of online retailers or at a wide variety of shops dealing with music. Visit the Eagle Rock website for more information about their library and their releases through the ending of the years, and let us know what you think of this release.
Aerosmith Rock For The Rising Sun DVD Review / 2013 Eagle Vision / 105 Minutes / http://www.eaglerockent.com