Van Halen Van Halen II 180g LP
180g Vinyl Reissue! Mastered from the Original
Analog Tapes by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering!
Van Halen II is the second studio album by American hard rock band Van Halen,
released in 1979. It peaked at number 6 on the Billboard charts and spawned the
singles "Dance the Night Away" and "Beautiful Girls." To date, it has sold over
five million copies in the United States. Critical reaction to the album has
been positive as well, with the The Rolling Stone Album Guide praising the
feel-good, party atmosphere of the songs.
Released in 1979, the band's second album is a hard rock tour de force
spotlighting the band's stellar musicianship and the up-front wizardry of guitar
genius Eddie Van Halen and lead vocalist David Lee Roth. Highlights include
"Beautiful Girl," "Spanish Fly," and the Top 20 single "Dance the Night Away."
Mastering engineer Chris Bellman, who remastered the original albums for Bernie
Grundman Studios, Hollywood, CA, was enlisted for these new versions (2015). 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.
"...showcases for both Diamond Dave's knowing shuck and jive and Eddie's
phenomenal gift, so natural it seems to just flow out of him. At this point,
it's hard not to marvel at these two frontmen, and hard not to be sucked into
the vortex of some of the grandest hard rock ever made." -Stephen Thomas
• 180g Vinyl
• Remastered from the original analog tapes by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman
• Pressed at Record industry, Netherlands
David Lee Roth, vocals
Eddie Van Halen, guitar
Michael Anthony, bass guitar
Alex Van Halen, drums
1. Dance the Night Away
2. Outta Love Again
3. Somebody Get Me A Doctor
4. You're No Good
5. Bottoms Up!
6. Women In Love...
7. Light Up the Sky
8. Beautiful Girls
10. Spanish Fly