Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Van Halen: DOTM

Strange that I have not done one for this band yet.

VAN HALEN
Released in February 1978 by Warner Brothers.
Produced by Ted Templeman.
Personnel:
David Lee Roth - vocals; Eddie Van Halen - guitar; Michael Anthony - bass; Alex Van Halen - drums.
Tracks: 11
Highlights:
"Runnin With the Devil" "Eruption" "Ain't Talkin bout Love" and "Jamies Cryin"

VAN HALEN II
Released in March 1979 by Warner Brothers.
Produced by Ted Templeman.
No personnel changes.
Tracks: 19
Highlights:
"Dance the Night Away" and "Beautiful Girls"

WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST
Released in March 1980 by Warner Brothers.
Produced by Ted Templeman.
No personnel changes.
Tracks: 9
Highlights:
"And the Cradle Will Rock" and "Everybody Wants Some"

FAIR WARNING
Released in April 1981 by Warner Brothers.
Produced by Ted Templeman.
No personnel changes.
Tracks: 9
Highlights:
"Unchained"

DIVER DOWN
Released in April 1982 by Warner Brothers.
Produced by Ted Templeman.
No personnel changes.
Tracks: 12
Highlights:
"Pretty Woman"

1984
Released in January 1984 by Warner Brothers.
Produced by Ted Templeman.
No personnel changes.
Tracks: 9
Highlights:
"Jump" "Panama" and "Hot for Teacher"

5150
Released in March 1986 by Warner Brothers.
Produced by Mick Jones, Donn Landee, and Van Halen.
Personnel changes:
Vocalist David Lee Roth was replaced by Sammy Hagar.
Tracks: 9
Highlights:
"Why Cant This Be Love" "Dreams" "Best of Both Worlds" and "Love Walks In"

OU812
Released in May 1988 by Warner Brothers.
Produced by Van Halen and Donn Landee.
No personnel changes.
Tracks: 10
Highlights:
"When It's Love"

FOR UNLAWFUL CARNAL KNOWLEDGE
Released in June 1991 by Warner Brothers.
Produced by Andy Johns, Ted Templeman and Van Halen.
No personnel changes.
Tracks: 11
Highlights:
"Judgement Day" and "Right Now"

LIVE: RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW
Live album released in February 1993 by Warner Brothers
Produced by Van Halen and Andy Johns.
No personnel changes.
Tracks: 24

BALANCE
Released in January 1995 by Warner Brothers.
Produced by Bruce Fairbairn.
No personnel changes.
Tracks: 13
Highlights:
"Dont Tell Me What Love Can Do" and "Amsterdam"

BEST OF VAN HALEN VOLUME 1
Compilation album released in October 1996 by Warner Brothers.
Various producers.
Tracks: 17

VAN HALEN III
Released in March 1998 by Warner Brothers.
Produced by Mike Post and Edward Van Halen.
Personnel changes:
Vocalist Sammy Hagar was replaced by Gary Cherone.
Tracks: 12
Highlights:
No clue, never heard the album.

THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
Compilation album released in July 2004 by Warner Brothers.
Produced by Van Halen.
Personnel changes:
There are 3 new songs on the album, none of which bassist Michael Anthony played on.
Tracks: 36

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