(van halen) | Van Halen [1984] US Original
(van halen) | Van Halen [1984] US Original
(van halen) | Van Halen [1984] US Original
(van halen) | Van Halen [1984] US Original

Van Halen
US Original

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This is a strong domestic Warner Bros. original pressing still in the original shrink. I think it's one of the best '80s hard rock albums and I grew up listening to almost nothing else until high school. This copy does a great job bringing the music to life, it's clear and lively with lots of texture to the instruments -- the synths (essential to this album!) sound particularly good here. On top of that, the vinyl plays quietly, which certainly isn't the case for a lot of records like this which got completely partied on (I'm not judging).

5 stars Allmusic: "It's the best showcase of Van Halen's instrumental prowess as a band, the best showcase for Diamond Dave's glorious shtick, the best showcase for their songwriting, just their flat-out best album overall."

Vinyl: VG+ (clean with faint hairlines that do not affect play)
Cover: EX (gorgeous, in shrink with a hype sticker for Jump and a track list sticker on back)
Play notes: Sounds great and the vinyl plays quietly

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We prefer to overdeliver and therefore grade conservatively. Our scale runs Near Mint (NM), Excellent (EX), Very Good Plus (VG+), Very Good (VG), Good Plus (G+), Good (G).