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Van Halen1984

Label:Warner Bros. Records – 1-23985, Warner Bros. Records – 9 23985-1
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Winchester Pressing
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Hard Rock

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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Notes

Cat # 1-23985 appears on the label.
Cat # 9 23985-1 appears on the spine and inner sleeve top-right.

Inner sleeve has band photo, credits, fan club info. and 1 side photo of rows of chrome lighting cylinders.

With all copies the covers are meant by the band to be flipped vertically to view so they have the front and back cover facing the opposite direction when normally horizontally turned.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7599-23985-1
  • Barcode (Scanned, UPC_A): 075992398510
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Pressing Plant ID (Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Winchester): ──◁
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched, variant 1): 1-23985-A SH4 –––◁ ∆SLM ∆5872 1-1-SM1-6
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched, variant 1): 1-23985-B SH3#2 SLM –––◁ ∆5872-X 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched, variant 2): 1-23985-A SH4 #3 SLM ∆ 5872 –––◁1-1-SM1-8
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched, variant 2): 1-23985-B SH3 SLM ∆ 5872-X –––◁ 1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Etched, variant 3): 1-23985-A SH 7 · ──◁SLM ── △ 5872 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched, variant 3): 1-23985-B SH 4 SLM △ 5872-X · ──◁ 1-1-SMI-6
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched, variant 4): 1-23985-A SH4 –––◁ ∆SLM ∆5872 1-1-SM1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched, variant 4): 1-23985-B SH 4 SLM △ 5872-X · ──◁ 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etched variant 5): 1-23985-A SH3 [Allied Logo] 𝙱̶-̶𝟷̶𝟾̶𝟾̶𝟾̶𝟶̶ ──◁ SLM △ 5872 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched variant 5): 1-23985-B SH4 SLM △ 5872-X ──◁ 1-1-SM1-6
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched, variant 6): 1-23985-A SH4 #3 SLM △ 5872 1-1-SM1-5
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched, variant 6): 1-23985-B SH4 #4 SLM △ 5872-X 1-1-SM1-4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched, variant 7): 1-23985-A SH4 –––◁ ∆SLM ∆5872 1-1-SM1-6
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched, variant 7): 1-23985-B SH-1 OB-18881-SH1 –––◁ SLM ∆5872-X 1-1-SM1-4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched, variant 8): 1-23985-A SH9 SLM ∆5872 –––◁ 1-4 o
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched, variant 8): 1-23985-B SH3#10 SLM ∆5872-X –––◁ 1-1-SM1-12
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched, variant 9): 1-23985-A SH4 #3 SLM ∆ 5872 –––◁1-1-SM1-8
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched, variant 9): 1-23985-B SH3 #9 –––◁ SLM ∆ 5872-X 1-1-SM-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched, variant 10): 1-23985-A SH4 #9–––◁ SLM ∆ 5872 –X 1-1 SMI-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched, variant 10): 1-23985-A SH4 #2 –––◁SLM ∆ 5872 1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched, variant 11): 1-23985-A SH3 #6 [Allied Logo] B-𝟷̶𝟾̶𝟾̶𝟾̶𝟶̶ –––◁SLM ∆ 5872 1-1-SM1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched, variant 11): 1-23985-B SH3 –– SLM ∆ 5872-X –––◁ 1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched, variant 12): 1-23985-A SH6 #2 –––◁ SLM ∆5872 1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched, variant 12): 1-23985-B SH3 #9 SLM –––◁ ∆ 5872-X 1-1SM1-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched, variant 13): 1-23985-A SH6 #3 –––◁ SLM ∆5872 1-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched, variant 13): 1-23985-B SH3 #2 SLM –––◁ ∆ 5872-X 1-1

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1984 (LP, Album)Warner Bros. RecordsW1-23985US1984
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1984 (LP, Album)Warner Bros. Records92-3985-1Scandinavia1984
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1984 (LP, Album, Stereo)Warner Bros. Records92-3985-1Germany1984
1984 (LP, Album, Stereo)Warner Bros. RecordsP-11369Japan1984
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1984 (LP, Album, Stereo)Warner Bros. Records92 3985-1Italy1984

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Reviews

  • renegadeviking's avatar
    Before Eddie and Alex decided to kick David Lee Roth out of the band they released 1984. And all was well with the world. This album produced a number of classic moments for the 'big 80's':

    - great and fun videos, along with top charting songs.
    - Eddie on keyboards enhancing his already awesome rhythm lines on the incredible 'Jump'.
    - 'Panama' - a tour de force of guitar and Roth vocal silliness that pushed it right over the top and into maximum MTV rotation.

    No one could touch this band in 1984 and this album still stands up. That is if you like shredding guitar, screaming vocals, and hit singles.

    Then Eddie and Alex supposedly grew tired of Roth and his goofy actions and kicked him out of the band and went with Sammy Hagar, who did a credible job for a number of years until Eddie and Alex kicked him out of the band.

    If you want to know what all the fuss was about in the early to mid-80's then pick this cd up.

    Then pick up the earlier releases - most notably VH 1 and VH 2. Then move on the Hagar material. It's not bad - just not as good as 1984 or anything that came before it.
    • hartzal82's avatar
      hartzal82
      I noticed people think these are misprints, because the back is upside down, I assure you it is not. Walmart 2022 pressings are that way as well, as ones from 1984. It has been this way the whole time. Sleeve opening on the front cover should be on right side, and should be on the right side as well if looking at the back right side up (not upside down). The Japanese version that claims to be a misprint is actually not, look at the ribbon wrap, the top part has red and white stripes on the left side of the album that continues to the back. When it is flipped top to bottom with the label still on the left the ribbon red and white stripes continue on the photo at the bottom left of the back side. Note they put the ribbon on the spine.
      • mrbeatle's avatar
        mrbeatle
        Hot For Teacher is easily the best drum intro of any rock track. Nothing can compare to that, incredibly creative and well executed.
        • jasondouglas's avatar
          jasondouglas
          I got a version that doesn't line up with any on Discogs.
          The closest is this one.

          Etched A : 1-23985-A SH9 SLM △ 5872 –––◁1-4
          Etched B : 1-23985-B SH8 #4 SLM △ 5872 –––◁1-9

          Any help would be appreciated.
          • Rolling_Hills_Music's avatar
            1984 is the bridge that brought VH to the mainstream, sort of like Metallica's Black Album, but David left right after the tour. Although, he did come back and record 'A Different Kind Of Truth', so we should be grateful for that, as that is the last studio lp.
            As for the lp, it's their 2nd best lp with Dave. You'll be rocking once you get past the 'keyboard' songs on it, however, this is much better than its predecessor, 'Diver Down'.

            RIP Eddie Van Halen. You were always my favorite guitarist/band. I know your music willcontinue to inspire others.
            • mscheaf's avatar
              mscheaf
              I promise 1984 came out in 1984, not 1983. So dumb
              • Tinnox's avatar
                Tinnox
                My copy matches the matrix above and is also on Quiex vinyl meaning I can shine a light through the vinyl.
                • fferschum2000's avatar
                  J'ai sur ma version ceci d'inscrit:

                  side 1: 1-23985-A SH-8 SLM △ 5872 1-2
                  side 2: 1-23985-b SH-9 SLM △ 5872-X 1-2

                  + stickers rouge sur verso pochette
                  • musicnut72's avatar
                    musicnut72
                    THE album to have when it came out. I was 11 and walked to the local K-Mart (I had a paper route - $200/month to satisfy my record/tape collection lol) to buy a cassette copy for $8.99. Love that album.
                    • bssmith1220's avatar
                      bssmith1220
                      My rear cover is flipped as well, were they all this way?

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