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Van Halen1984

Label:Warner Records – R1 547641, Warner Records – 081227955267
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Repress, 30th Anniversary Edition, 180 Gram
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Hard Rock, Heavy Metal

Tracklist

A119841:07
A2Jump4:04
A3Panama3:31
A4Top Jimmy2:59
A5Drop Dead Legs4:13
B1Hot For Teacher4:42
B2I'll Wait4:41
B3Girl Gone Bad4:43
B4House Of Pain3:18
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Made in E.U.

Sticker on front of plastic sleeve: "Van Halen's 10X Platinum Smash As You've Never Heard it Before!" "30th Anniversary Edition" 180G Vinyl

Back of jacket is upside down as the original was. Warner Record logo next to bar code on back of jacket.

Mastering information comes from runout etching "CB" for Chris Bellman.

Repress of the EU 2015 30th Anniversary release

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 81227 95526 7
  • Barcode (Scanned): 0081227955267
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, Hand-etched): R1-547641-A CB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, Hand-etched): R1-547641-B CB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, Machine-stamped): 11974 1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, Machine-stamped): 11974 1B
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Label Code: LC02982

Other Versions (5 of 251)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
1984 (LP, Album)Warner Bros. RecordsW1-23985US1984
1984 (LP, Album)Warner Bros. Records92-3985-1Scandinavia1984
1984 (LP, Album, Winchester Pressing)Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records1-23985, 9 23985-1US1984
1984 (LP, Album, Stereo)Warner Bros. Records92-3985-1Germany1984
1984 (LP, Album, Stereo)Warner Bros. RecordsP-11369Japan1984
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RGSToronto
Wow…..just wow and I’ll leave it at that. So well done!
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Scoobybooo
lmfao the back cover is upside down

Other than that little "defect" this pressing sounds excellent for the most part - the only issue i have with the remaster is the way the first drums sound on "Jump," where it sounds like it's being distorted by analog tape or something. But other than this, I have never heard "Panama" sound any better. Love this!
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Bubick
Sounds just like my old cassette! But no hiss or Dolby.
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STYLOUS
Another great pressings - much like the self-titled pressing (Europe copy) this pressing is a match in QA and sound. Excellent job by the engineers and QA teams - happy to add this to my collection.
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muchorelaxo
Great pressing great mix . I love it turn it up!!!
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jmilone227
Kick ass pressing. Sounds super sharp.. crank this baby all the way up to 11!
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Choochtown
Edited 7 months ago
Great sound, totally quiet pressing, rather odd that the song titles are not listed anywhere on the LP cover or anywhere on the inner sleeve. Did the original have them anywhere?
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RSPievaitis
Just for advice really but if you order via Amazon UK right now costing only £13.99 this is the absolute exact version you get. Yes got mine just now, ordered yesterday for what I thought was the older 30th anniversary version. Oh no you get this EU made but US variant which looks fabulous compared to my old UK first pressing this sounds really a little bit better, louder, clear and just more omph if that's a technical term for audio ??? But who gives a flying fart, you know what I mean, its bloody great.
After not having much interest in hard rock for many years, I have been down the alt/indie road for many decades now I just decided I needed to revisit some bands from my youth e.g. Be Bop Deluxe, 10cc and Talking Heads plus some good old Van Halen.
Saw them supporting Sabbath in 1978 in Bradford England it was one of the best concerts I have ever had the privilege to attend. Both bands were fabulous, obviously shortly after Ozzy was gone. But VH really were the winners that night, if I had to chose.
So good to have some hard rock back in my vinyl collection again.
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speedingdeacon
Very good remaster and well pressed. Doesn’t pack as much punch as the s/t album in this recent Warner Bros remaster series, but still a step above my original pressing. Slightly quieter than my original, but has a bit more depth all around and really opens up at high volumes. Could have used more bass and a few tweaks here and there, but overall very good and doesn’t fall below the quality of my original. My only complaint is that the highs on the last track of each side get a little sizzly and muddled, mostly on the hi-hats and cymbals, but it’s not too distracting. Definitely worth the investment even if you already have an old copy.
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gleebi
Strongly recommend. The remastering from the original tapes really does the trick. Not an overly "hot" mix, but one that responds well to loud playback with clean lines, quiet deadspace and nuanced separation. Turn it UP !!!