SLEEVE: NM MEDIA: NM YEAR: 1987 ORIGIN: Japan EXTRAS: Obi with insert
The ninth studio album by Aerosmith. The album marks a turning point in the band's career. It is their first album to employ professional songwriters, instead of featuring material solely composed by members of the band.
It was also the first Aerosmith album to be promoted by heavy music video airplay on MTV. Though "Done With Mirrors" was intended to mark Aerosmith's comeback, "Permanent Vacation" is often considered their true comeback album, as it was the band's first truly popular album since their reunion.
"Rag Doll," "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" and "Angel" all became major hit singles (all three songs charted in the Top 20) and helped "Permanent Vacation" become the band's most successful album in a decade.