On this day in music history: April 8, 1975 - “Toys In The Attic”, the third album by Aerosmith is released. Produced by Jack Douglas, it is recorded at The Record Plant in New York City from January - March 1975. After working with producer Jack Douglas (Cheap Trick, John Lennon) on their previous album “Get Your Wings”, they return to the studio with him in the Winter of 1975 to record the follow up. The end result is the Boston based rock bands commercial breakthrough (and highest selling studio album) in the US, spinning off three singles including “Sweet Emotion” (#36 Pop) and “Walk This Way” (#10 Pop). “Walk” is initially issued as a single in August 1975 and does not chart. It is re-released in November 1976 (following the successful “Rocks” album) and becomes their first top ten hit. Regarded as one of the landmark rock albums of the 70’s, the title track, “You See Me Crying” and “Big Ten Inch Record” also become fan favorites as well. Remastered and reissued on CD in 1993, the album is also released briefly as a single layer SACD in 2003. “Toys” is also reissued on vinyl 1997 by Simply Vinyl, and again in 2013 by Music On Vinyl and Sony Music. The US Sony copies are initially released in a numbered limited edition for Record Store Day in April of 2013, with present day copies not being stamped with an individual number. “Toys In The Attic” peaks at number eleven on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified 8x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.