Darkness (Aerosmith song)

Single by Aerosmith
from the album Done with Mirrors
Format12-inch single, Cassette[1]
RecordedThe Power Station, New York City, 1985[1]
GenreHard rock
Songwriter(s)Steven Tyler
Producer(s)Ted Templeman
Aerosmith singles chronology
"My Fist Your Face"
"Dude (Looks Like a Lady)"

"Darkness" is a maxi-single from the recording sessions of hard rock band Aerosmith's eighth album Done with Mirrors.

The song originally appeared as the last track on the album's cassette and CD issues (it did not appear on the vinyl version). It was then issued in 1986 as the album's second commercially released single in the US (following "Shela"), and was the fourth and final promo-single taken from the album.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Darkness" – 3:42
  2. "She's on Fire (Live)" – 6:02
  3. "The Hop (Live)" – 5:40
  4. "My Fist Your Face (Live)" – 4:30

All live tracks recorded at Worcester, Massachusetts on March 12, 1986.[4]


The single was released as a limited edition 12-inch vinyl and cassette single in Canada.[1][3] The single was backed by three b-sides, all live tracks recorded at a live performance at The Centrum, Worcester, Massachusetts on March 12, 1986.[4] The show was a part of the Done with Mirrors Tour.


Other personnel
  • Ted Templeman – producer (track 1)
  • Aerosmith – producer (tracks 2–4)
  • Bob Demuth – recording engineer
  • Sam Kopper – recording engineer
  • Steve Corbiere – recording engineer


  1. ^ a b c "Album recording location (Manual search)". Aerosmith. Archived from the original on 2009-05-23. Retrieved 2009-05-23.
  2. ^ "Darkness release year". Rate Your Music. Archived from the original on 2012-07-12. Retrieved 2009-05-23.
  3. ^ a b "Darkness track listing". Discogs. Retrieved 2009-05-23.
  4. ^ a b "B-sides details". Metalkings. Archived from the original on 2009-05-02. Retrieved 2009-05-23.