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Van HalenVan Halen II

Label:Warner Bros. Records – HS 3312
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Hard Rock, Classic Rock, Heavy Metal

Tracklist

A1You're No Good
Written-ByClint Ballard Jr.
3:12
A2Dance The Night Away3:04
A3Somebody Get Me A Doctor2:51
A4Bottoms Up!3:04
A5Outta Love Again2:49
B1Light Up The Sky3:09
B2Spanish Fly0:58
B3D.O.A.4:07
B4Women In Love ...4:03
B5Beautiful Girls3:55
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Notes

Recorded at Sunset Sound Recorders, Hollywood.
Mixed at Westlake Audio, Los Angeles.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 Runout Stamped): I HS 1-3312-1A XG B7 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 Runout Stamped): HS 2-3312-1B XG o 5

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Van Halen II (LP, Album)Warner Bros. RecordsS 90.133Spain1979
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Van Halen II (Cassette, Album)Warner Bros. RecordsW5 3312US1979
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Van Halen II (LP, Album, Promo)Warner Bros. RecordsP-10641WJapan1979
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Van Halen II (LP, Album)Warner Bros. RecordsWB 56 616Belgium1979
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Van Halen II (LP, Album)Warner Bros. RecordsHS 3312Canada1979

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  • luceous's avatar
    luceous
    Edited 3 months ago
    to keep it short this is fantastic just stellar sound quality and the music on this album is just as strong as the first album
    • plaidzebra's avatar
      plaidzebra
      Coming a year after their stunning and tremendously entertaining first album, Van Halen’s sophomore release needed to accomplish the impossible: live up to the flawlessness of the debut while simultaneously breaking new ground in the patented Van Halen sound. It’s no surprise, then, that the unimaginatively titled “II” can feel like a letdown despite its own considerable strengths. On the upside are the essential and brilliant single “Dance the Night Away,” which borrows almost nothing from the first album but still sounds like a Van Halen mission statement, the percolating and upbeat “Beautiful Girls,” and the chunky-riff driven rocker “D.O.A..” On the downside are the plodding and abrasive cover of “You’re No Good” with which the album opens, a clutch of tunes that are good but noticeably short of great, and awkward pacing in each side's track sequence. Nevertheless, Van Halen’s second best is still mostly appealing and engaging, the production and musicianship remain more than solid, and among the originals there are no genuine duds.

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