Van Halen is the self-titled debut studio album by American hard rock band Van Halen. Released on February 10, 1978, the album peaked at on the Billboard 200. The album became widely recognized as the band's popularity grew, selling more than 10 million copies in the United States by August 7, 1996 and being certified Diamond
Van Halen is an American rock band, formed in Pasadena, California in 1972, by the Dutch-born American brothers Eddie Van Halen (guitar) and Alex Van Halen (drums), plus singer David Lee Roth and bassist Michael Anthony. The band's discography consists of 12 studio albums, two live albums, two compilation albums, and 56 singles. The band signed a contract with Warner Bros. Records in 1977, and in the following year released the album Van Halen.
1979 - Van Halen II. 1980 - Women And Children First.
Eddie was stressed out trying to bring the band down from full party mode. I was trying to wake the guys up, he said, saying & guys, we’ve got to chill out a little bit, because we’ve got another record to do'. Van Halen II kept the party rolling at full steam. At Sunset Sound they recorded with an old Putnam 610 console, a not at all state-of-the-art mixing desk that dated to the 1950s. Everyone from Frank Sinatra to the Doors to Walt Disney’s animated movies had recorded using that same equipment–a good representative survey of Van Halen’s forefathers and influences.
But Van Halen walked it, banging out their brilliant second album in just six days. It sounds like it, too: fresh, a little loose, fizzing with energy, its air of beer-fuelled spontaneity encapsulated in Roth’s fumbled lyric and giggles on Bottoms Up! Shrewdly, VH didn’t try to top the firepower of the debut, opting instead for a lighter, more playful vibe, running from the jammed intro to You’re No Good (such chutzpah!) to Roth’s farewell kiss on the closing Beautiful Girls. Van Halen II is lighter on landmark moments than the band's epochal debut, but largely sticks to the first album’s template apart from Eddie’s solo acoustic, Spanish Fly. They had so many facets to what they did," says producer Ted Templeman. They were always trying to evolve. I liked jazz guys like Jaco Pastorius and I would turn them on to what I liked, and I played them jazz.
Van Halen 1979 Van Halen II - 04 Bottoms Up! 03:05. Van Halen 1979 Van Halen II - 05 Outta Love Again 02:53. Van Halen 1979 Van Halen II - 08 . Van Halen 1979 Van Halen II - 02 Dance The Night Away 03:08. Van Halen 1979 Van Halen II - 07 Spanish Fly 01:00. Van Halen 1979 Van Halen II - 03 Somebody Get Me A Doctor 02:52. Van Halen 1979 Van Halen II - 06 Light Up The Sky 03:11. Van Halen 1979 Van Halen II - Somebody Get Me A Doctor 02:52. Van Halen (1979) II - 03. Somebody Get Me A Doctor 02:53. Van Halen (1979) II - 06. Light Up The Sky 03:12
|A1||You're No Good
Written-By – Clint Ballard Jr.
|A2||Dance The Night Away||3:04|
|A3||Somebody Get Me A Doctor||2:51|
|A5||Outta Love Again||2:49|
|B1||Light Up The Sky||3:09|
|B4||Women In Love ...||4:03|
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|HS 3312||Van Halen||Van Halen II (LP, Album)||Warner Bros. Records||HS 3312||Canada||1979|