Van Halen - Van Halen II

180 Gram Vinyl LP Record 2015 Remaster, EU Pressing

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Van Halen II is the second studio album by American hard rock band Van Halen, originally released in March 1979 via Warner Bros. Records.

Van Halen II is virtually a carbon copy of their debut, right down to how the band showcases their prowess via covers and how Eddie Van Halen gets a brief, shining moment to showcase his guitar genius. This time, he does his thing on acoustic guitars on the remarkable "Spanish Fly", but that temporary shift from electrics to acoustics is the only true notable difference in attack here.

II however feels both heavier and lighter than the debut. Heavier in that this sounds big and powerful, driven by mastive riffs that aim straight of the gut. Lighter in that there's a nimbleness to the attack, in that there are pop hooks to the best songs, in that the group sounds emboldened by their success so they're swaggering with a confidence that's alluring.

This is a classic album with no bad tracks and the best moments here - two bona fide party anthems in "Dance The Night Away" and "Beautiful Girls", songs that embody everything the band was about - are lighter, funnier than anything on the debut, 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.

This 2015 Vinyl LP has been Remastered from the Original Analog Tapes by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering.

This 2015 remastered LP is pressed in Europe on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl with reproduced original artwork.

(081227954932)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

You’re No Good

3:16

A2

Dance The Night Away

3:06

A3

Somebody Get Me A Doctor

2:52

A4

Bottom’s Up

3:05

A5

Outta Love Again

2:51

B1

Light Up The Sky

3:13

B2

Spanish Fly (Instumental)

1:00

B3

D.O.A.

4:09

B4

Women In Love…

4:08

B5

Beautiful Girls

3:56

SKU 081227954932
Record Label Warner Bros. Records
Label / Model # Warner
Catalogue Number 081227954932
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 10 July 2015
Original Release Date (Year) 23 March 1979
Barcode # 081227954932
Shipping Weight 0.2800kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000985960m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Vinyl, Reissue, Remastered Audio, Remastered from Original Analog Tapes by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Hard Rock & Metal
Format VINYL LP

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