Van Halen To Release Live Album From Tokyo Dome
March 4, 2015 at 11:39 AM (PT)
VAN HALEN will release its first-ever live album to feature original singer DAVID LEE ROTH. Recorded on JUNE 21st, 2013 in JAPAN, TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT includes 23 songs, spanning all seven of the band’s albums with ROTH. It will be released as a double CD; four-LP set on 180-gram vinyl; and digitally beginning MARCH 31st, going on SPOTIFY this morning.
Fans who pre-order the album before the release date through AMAZON and digitally at iTUNES will instantly receive downloads of “Panama” and “Runnin’ With The Devil.” Go to http://van-halen.com/ for updates and more information.
VAN HALEN recently went back to the original analog tapes and remastered the landmark albums – 1978's 'VAN HALEN" and "1984" – which are now also set for release on MARCH 31st through WARNER BROS. RECORDS with pre-orders through AMAZON available now. Both albums have sold more than 10 million in the U.S., receiving DIAMOND certification from the RIAA.
Mastering engineer CHRIS BELLMAN, who remastered the original albums for BERNIE GRUNDMAN STUDIOS in HOLLYWOOD, 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 CD; for 180-gram vinyl; and for the digital version. Newly mastered versions of "Diver Down," "Women and Children First," "VAN HALEN II" and "Fair Warning" are also being cut for each format and will be available soon.
TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT was mixed by award-winning engineer and mixer BOB CLEARMOUNTAIN and mastered by BELLMAN, and features such classic anthems as “Dance The Night Away,” “Beautiful Girls,” “And The Cradle Will Rock…” “Unchained” and “Everybody Wants Some!!” as well as “Tattoo,” “She’s The Woman,” and “China Town” from the group’s most recent studio album, "A Different Kind Of Truth."
A deluxe collection featuring TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT and the newly remastered "VAN HALEN" and "1984 albums," as both a four-CD set and a six-LP vinyl set in special packaging, will also be available.