It’s about time we heard this one as an instrumental! Holy hell, it smokes! And so many nuances that are lost under the vocals. It’s so fantastic to be able to hear it in this form.
“It’s About Time” is one of three songs from the Best of Both Worlds two-disc compilation, released in 2004. It was the first time the world heard a new Van Halen song with Sammy Hagar since “Humans Being” was released, in 1996.
We’ll release a new instrumental every Monday and Thursday for the next several weeks. Some fans are wondering why we’re featuring these now. These are not official releases.
Now, no doubt that most people prefer their rock and roll with someone singing. Vocals and lyrics sure do complete the songs and give them mass appeal. They turn them into the classics we know and love.
But these instrumentals let us appreciate the songs in a totally different way. Now we can enjoy the brilliant instrumental compositions themselves, before the lyrical themes were added. And of course, all those great vocals couldn’t help but cover up the music in parts. Now, we can hear occasional nuances that were hidden by the vocals, making the listening experience FRESH again!
These make us appreciate Edward’s compositional skills, and the musicianship of the band, even more. (We thought that wasn’t possible)!
Tune in Monday for the next never-heard instrumental!