Van Halen Van Halen: Deluxe on Limited Edition 180g 6LP Box Set
Includes New 2015 Remastered Editions of Van Halen's Landmark Self-Titled Debut & 1984 Plus the Band's First-Ever Live Release with David Lee Roth!
New Vinyl Versions of Van Halen & 1984 Cut Straight from the Quarter-Inch Tapes by Chris Bellman Who Remastered the Original Albums
Tokyo Dome In Concert (June 21, 2013) Mixed by Bob Clearmountain & Mastered by Chris Bellman
Van Halen reinvented the sound of hard rock in 1978 with their 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 packaged here in a deluxe 180g 6LP-set with Tokyo Dome In Concert, the band's first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth.
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 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 these new 180-gram vinyl versions. Newly mastered versions of Diver Down, Women and Children First, Van Halen II and Fair Warning will also be available soon.
Recorded on June 21, 2013 at the famed Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan, the electrifying Tokyo Dome In Concert includes 23 songs, spanning all seven of the band’s albums with Roth performed by a line-up of singer David Lee Roth, guitarist Eddie Van Halen, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Wolfgang Van Halen. Mixed by award-winning engineer and mixer Bob Clearmountain (Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Roxy Music, Nine Inch Nails), and mastered by Chris Bellman, the 4LP-set features such classic anthems as “Dance The Night Away,” “Beautiful Girls,” “And The Cradle Will Rock…” “Unchained,” and “Everybody Wants Some!!” as well as blistering versions of “Tattoo,” “She’s The Woman,” and “China Town” from the group’s most recent studio album, A Different Kind of Truth.
Deluxe Box Set Features:
• Van Halen remastered by Chris Bellman and pressed on 180g LP
• 1984 remastered by Chris Bellman and pressed on 180g LP
• Tokyo Dome In Concert (June 21, 2013) mixed by Bob Clearmountain/mastered by Chris Bellman and pressed on 180g 4LPs