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Performer: Van Halen
Genre: Rock
Title: Van Halen II
Country: US
Released: 1987
Style: Hard Rock
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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

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.

1979 - Van Halen II. 1980 - Women And Children First.

It's called Van Halen II not just because it's the band's second album but because it's virtually a carbon copy of their 1978 debut, right down to how the band showcases their prowess via covers and how Eddie Van Halen gets a brief, shining moment to showcase his guitar genius. This time, he does his thing on acoustic guitars on the remarkable "Spanish Fly," but that temporary shift from electrics to acoustics is the only true notable difference in attack here; in every other way, Van Halen II feels like its predecessor, even if there are subtle differences.

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.

Van Halen II. Van Halen. Released March 23, 1979. Van Halen II Tracklist. 1. You're No Good Lyrics. Written by Eddie Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Michael Anthony (bassist) & Alex Van Halen. 3. Somebody Get Me A Doctor Lyrics.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 You're No Good
Written By – Clint Ballard, Jr.
3:12
2 Dance The Night Away 3:04
3 Somebody Get Me A Doctor 2:51
4 Bottoms Up! 3:04
5 Outta Love Again 2:49
6 Light Up The Sky 3:09
7 Spanish Fly 0:58
8 D.O.A. 4:07
9 Women In Love..... 4:05
10 Beautiful Girls 3:55

Credits

  • Bass – Michael Anthony
  • Drums – Alex Van Halen
  • Engineer – Donn Landee
  • Engineer [Second] – Corey Bailey, Jim Fitzpatrick
  • Guitar – Eddie Van Halen
  • Mastered By [Remastered] – Chris Bellman
  • Producer – Ted Templeman
  • Vocals – David Lee Roth
  • Written-By – Van Halen (tracks: 2 to 10)

Notes

This album was originally released on March 23, 1979.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 075992739122

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
HS 3312 Van Halen Van Halen II ‎(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records HS 3312 US 1979
W2 3312 Van Halen Van Halen II ‎(CD, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records W2 3312 Canada Unknown
HS 3312 Van Halen Van Halen II ‎(LP, Album, Jac) Warner Bros. Records HS 3312 US 1979
081227954918 Van Halen Van Halen II ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Warner Bros. Records 081227954918 Europe Unknown
HS 3312 Van Halen Van Halen II ‎(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records HS 3312 Canada 1979