You See Me Crying


You See Me Crying

Infobox Single
Name = You See Me Crying


Artist = Aerosmith
from Album = Toys in the Attic
B-side = "Toys in the Attic"
Released = November 1975
Recorded = 1975
Format = Record
Genre = Hard rock
Length = 5:12
Label = Columbia Records
Writer = Steven Tyler, Don Solomon
Producer = Jack Douglas
Chart position =
Reviews =
Last single = "Walk This Way" (1975)
This single = "You See Me Crying" (1975)
Next single = "Dream On" (re-release) (1976)
Infobox Song
Name = You See Me Crying


Artist = Aerosmith
Album = Toys in the Attic
Released = April 8 1975
track_no = 9
Recorded = January - February 1975 at Record Plant Studios, New York
Genre = Hard rock
Length = 5:12
Label = Columbia Records
Writer = Steven Tyler, Don Solomon
Producer = Jack Douglas
prev = "Round and Round"
prev_no = 8
next =
next_no =

"You See Me Crying" is a song by American hard rock band Aerosmith. It was released in 1975 as the last track on the band's breakthrough album "Toys in the Attic". It was released as the third single from the album in November 1975, but failed to chart.

Overview

The song is a complex piano ballad and was heavily orchestrated. Aerosmith and producer Jack Douglas brought in a string orchestra for the song, which was conducted by Mike Mainieri. The song itself was written by lead singer Steven Tyler and outside collaborator Don Solomon. Some of the band members became frustrated with the song, which took a long time to complete, due to the many complex drum and guitar parts.

The band's label, Columbia Records, was nonetheless very impressed with the song and the recording process. Bruce Lundvall, then-president of Columbia Records walked in on the recording sessions for "Toys" when the band was working on the song and remarked: "You guys got an incredible thing going here. I just came from a Herbie Hancock session and this is much more fun." [Douglas, S. and Aerosmith: "Walk This Way", page 234. Avon, 1997]

Brad Whitford did the guitar solos on this track instead of Joe Perry

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