25 Songs, 1 Hour 59 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

It’s no exaggeration to say that many Van Halen fans have waited their entire lives for this concert album. Never before has Van Halen released a live album with David Lee Roth leading the band. Sammy Hagar certainly has his fans, but it’s no secret that many only consider it "true" Van Halen when DLR is making his crazy whoops and bizarre side remarks. The energy here is contagious, with Diamond Dave giving a true rock performance and Eddie sizzling on guitar through six (!) tracks from their 1978 debut and four each from II and 1984. Now maybe something from the Fair Warning tour? Pretty please.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Apple Digital Master

EDITORS’ NOTES

It’s no exaggeration to say that many Van Halen fans have waited their entire lives for this concert album. Never before has Van Halen released a live album with David Lee Roth leading the band. Sammy Hagar certainly has his fans, but it’s no secret that many only consider it "true" Van Halen when DLR is making his crazy whoops and bizarre side remarks. The energy here is contagious, with Diamond Dave giving a true rock performance and Eddie sizzling on guitar through six (!) tracks from their 1978 debut and four each from II and 1984. Now maybe something from the Fair Warning tour? Pretty please.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5
740 Ratings

740 Ratings

Jason5150B ,

Come on Dave...give me a break!

I wish DLR would just sing! How does the rest of the band put up with this? Bring Sammy back please! A cat being castrated would sound more pleasant to my ears.

D.J.Dubb ,

C’mon ‘dave, give me a break...

Dave’s voice has been challenged since his solo album, “Skyscraper” and has been challenged ever since. Mick Jagger can pull it off and he’s a decade older, but Diamond Dave needs to unfortunately hang his hat. His sensible shoes are worn and his Yankee Rose is wilted. I feel horrible saying this, but I’m just speaking from the heart and I just want to remember Van Halen for VH1 - 1984! The years 1978-1984 were raw, legitimate, and phenomenal Van Halen!!!

Vincent Of Jersey ,

Absolute Joke

This live album is sloppy. The vocals, the arrangements, the background vocals, etc. EVH plays ok but listening to DLR turn VH classics into a Lounge Act sideshow makes this impossible to take seriously. Michael Anthony plays and sings circles around Wolfgang. Van Hagar > Current lineup. There is a reason why they can't make it thru a full tour and this live album is the documented truth of how far gone they are.

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