Van Halen Van Halen 180g LP
180g Vinyl Reissue! Mastered from the Original
Analog Tapes by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 415/500!
Van Halen reinvented the sound of hard rock in 1978 with its influential and
wildly successful eponymous debut album and then achieved even greater success
six years later with 1984. Both albums would define a generation while selling
more than 10 million copies each in the U.S. alone to earn diamond-certification
from the RIAA. The band recently went back to the original analog tapes and
remastered both of these landmark albums - Van Halen and 1984 - which are now
also set for release on March 30, 2015 through Warner Bros. Records.
Considered one of the greatest debut albums in rock history, Van Halen took the
music world by storm in 1978 with an 11-song manifesto that features some of
rock radio's most played songs of all time and scorching concert staples like "Runnin'
With The Devil," "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love," "Jamie's Cryin'," the band's
signature cover of The Kinks' "You Really Got Me," and Eddie Van Halen's
finger-tapping tour de force, "Eruption." Six years and five albums later, Van
Halen had become one of the biggest bands in the world around the release of 1984,
which includes a number of the band's most legendary songs such as the #1 hit,
"Jump," "Panama," and "Hot For Teacher."
Mastering engineer Chris Bellman, who remastered the original albums for Bernie
Grundman Studios, Hollywood, CA, was enlisted for these new versions. In order
to produce the original sound the band intended, Bellman cut straight from the
quarter-inch tapes for CD; for 180-gram vinyl; and for the digital version.
Newly mastered versions of Diver Down, Women and Children First, Van Halen II
and Fair Warning are also being cut for each format and will be available soon.
"They still sound vital, surprising, and ultimately fun -- and really
revolutionary, because no other band rocked like this before Van Halen, and it's
still a giddy thrill to hear them discover a new way to rock on this stellar,
seminal debut." -Stephen Thomas Erlewine, allmusic.com
• 180g Vinyl
• Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering
• Mastered from the original analog tapes
1. You Really Got Me
2. Jamie's Cryin'
3. On Fire
4. Runnin' With The Devil
5. I'm The One
6. Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
7. Little Dreamer
8. Feel Your Love Tonight
9. Atomic Punk
11. Ice Cream Man
||Good Clean Van Halen Sound
|Nice album. Quiet background. This is a keeper|