Van Halen - 1984 LP
Remastered Directly from the Analog Master Recordings by Chris Bellman
Van Halen reinvented the sound of hard rock in 1978 with its influential and wildly successful eponymous debut album and then achieved even greater success six years later with 1984. Both albums would define a generation while selling more than 10 million copies each in the U.S. alone to earn diamond-certification from the RIAA. The band recently went back to the original analog tapes and remastered both of these landmark albums – Van Halen and 1984.
By 1983, Van Halen was arguably the most popular rock band in the world; however, during 1984 - with Van Halen's album, 1984 - the band achieved the pinnacle of its commercial and critical success.
Mastering engineer Chris Bellman, who remastered the original albums for Bernie Grundman Studios, Hollywood, CA, was enlisted for these new versions. In order to produce the original sound the band intended, Bellman cut straight from the quarter-inch tapes for 180-gram vinyl.
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