Van Halen Live Album Details Revealed
Van Halen will release what the band is calling its "definitive live album" on March 31 -- the same date they're scheduled to begin a six-album remaster series with reissues of 'Van Halen' and '1984.'
Confirming days of rumors, sources at the Van Halen News Desk have shared the first official details of the live LP, titled 'Tokyo Dome Live in Concert,' as well as information regarding the upcoming remasters.
Recorded on June 21, 2013, during Van Halen's stop at the Tokyo Dome on their tour behind 2012's 'A Different Kind of Truth,' the 23-song set focuses on the seven albums the band recorded with frontman David Lee Roth -- and according to VHND's report, "there are absolutely no touch-ups on the lead vocals, unlike most live albums. They considered using different songs from different shows, but thought it would be better to simply release one stellar performance."
The packaging boasts artwork by the late Ukrainian-French painter and poster artist Cassandre, as well as a lyric sheet that marks the spots where Roth went off-script during 'China Town' and 'I'll Wait.' Plans call for 'Tokyo Dome' to be made available in digital, CD and vinyl formats, and as part of a deluxe box that includes the 'Van Halen' and '1984' reissues.
Those remasters, which were sourced from the original analog tapes, are the first salvos in a campaign that's set to continue with 'Diver Down,' 'Women and Children First,' 'Van Halen II' and 'Fair Warning' in the coming weeks. Specific release dates have yet to be revealed, but the press release promises fans will see them on all of the above formats "later in spring." Take a look at the complete 'Tokyo Dome Live in Concert' track listing below.
Van Halen, 'Tokyo Dome Live in Concert' Track List
'Runnin’ With the Devil'
'She’s the Woman'
'I’m the One'
'Everybody Wants Some!!'
'Somebody Get Me a Doctor'
'Hear About It Later'
'(Oh) Pretty Woman'
'Me & You' (Drum Solo)
'You Really Got Me'
'Dance the Night Away'
'Cradle Will Rock'
'Hot for Teacher'
'Women in Love'
'Ice Cream Man'
'Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love'
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