Runnin’ With The Devil
You Really Got Me
Ain’t Talkin’ ’bout Love
I’m The One
Feel Your Love Tonight
Ice Cream Man
1/27/09 UPDATE: This item is finally being released today, and is now in-stock at VanHalenStore.com!
(This was originally due for release in 2008, but Warner Bros postponed it’s release until today).
Remastered from the Original Analog Master Tapes by Kevin Grey at Acoustech and Pressed on high quality 180 gram RTI vinyl for the very first time! True Audiophile-Quality!
One of the most explosive and accomplished hard rock albums ever produced, Van Halen’s 1978 self-titled debut altered perceptions of what the guitar could do and it set the template for the sound of rock & roll for the next decade. From the instrumental blow-out of “Eruption” and the gritty pop of “Feel Your Love Tonight,” to the strutting riff of “Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Love” and the grandiose reworking of The Kinks’ “You Really Got Me,” Van Halen amply demonstrates the drive, showmanship and musicianship that would turn them into rock revolutionaries!
- Mastered from the Original Analog Master Tapes by Kevin Grey at Acoustech Mastering, using Half-Speed Mastering for superior sound
- Pressed on high quality 180 gram (180g) weight vinyl for longer life and superior sound
- Features all original artwork & packaging
Most experts agree that the richness and depth of the original master tapes is truly captured only on vinyl. This should sound better than both the original vinyl, and the remastered CD. This baby is worth buying a turntable for!
RELEASE DATE: January 27th 2009.
Order it at Van Halen Store
From “Guide to Audiophile LPs” (read the entire article at audiophilelps.com)
It’s no exaggeration to say that vinyl has experienced something of a resurgence in the last decade. In a world of musical convenience gained from the introduction of CDs in 1983 and more recently mp3 players, many ask what the appeal of vinyl is and why people are still buying. It would be easy not to understand its appeal if you have never heard how good an LP can sound on a good music system. From the moment you open a record, the size of the artwork, its touch and smell suggest that its something special, beyond the simple convenience of CDs, but nothing comes close to the experience of listening to it. If you are using a good turntable and hi-fi, playing a record can be a wonderful and enjoying experience, arguably being a much closer experience to hearing the music live – with an analog medium sounding less artificial than CDs and compressed digital formats.
The greater care, craftsmanship, presentation and most importantly the sound quality of audiophile LPs mean that you are getting something truly special, that will allow you to get the very best out of your music system, and enjoy music the way it was recorded and supposed to sound. Many people who head audiophile vinyl are surprised by the details and sounds they can hear on their favourite albums that they have never heard before and the entire experience is like buying the album for the first time and enjoying how good it sounded when you first heard it. What’s more surprising though to the majority of converted vinyl enthusiasts is how much better audiophile LPs can sound in comparison to their CD counterparts, making a real case for vinyl as a format and a luxury for any high end music system that deserves only the very best.