Aerosmith – “Seasons of Wither” Live
Woe Is Me!
“Seasons of Wither” was written by Steven Tyler for Aerosmith’s second studio album “Get Your Wings.” It was released on March 1974 under Columbia Records. The lyrics talk about a relationship and it’s one of Tyler’s most favorite songs from their band. It was also inspired by the landscape of Needham, Massachusetts during winter.
The song is highlighted by acoustic guitars, slow haunting vocals, and a strong rhythm.
Although guitarist Joe Perry wasn’t a very big fan of their ballads, this one here is also a favorite of his. And not only did Tyler pen the words to the song but he also played the acoustic guitar. It has been a staple in Aerosmith’s concert repertoire.
On the Get Your Wings album, the song starts off with a crowd of people cheering, which gradually fades to the howling wind and an acoustic guitar played by Tyler which start off the song. This is done to achieve a blending effect between this song and the previous track, “Train Kept A-Rollin'”.
This unplugged version is definitely a gem!