Van Halen 1984 FRANCE 12" VINYL LP ALBUM

Description: This is the French release of "Van Halen's" 1984 which is the last album featuring singer David Lee Roth  

 

Front Cover Photo Of VAN HALEN - 1984 France 12" VINYL LP ALBUM

Collector's Description: 

The French release of "Van Halen 19842 is the sixth studio album by American rock band Van Halen, released in January 1984. It marked a significant shift in the band's sound, incorporating more synthesizers and keyboards and less guitar-driven rock. The album was a commercial success, reaching number two on the Billboard 200 chart and spawning several hit singles. In this web-page, we will explore the album's background, musical style, and critical reception.

Background

Van Halen 1984 was recorded at 5150 Studios, the band's newly built recording studio in Eddie Van Halen's backyard. The album was produced by Ted Templeman, who had produced all of Van Halen's previous albums. It was the first album to feature the band's new keyboardist, Eddie's longtime friend, and collaborator, Janie Van Halen.

Musical Style

Van Halen 1984 represents a significant departure from the band's earlier sound, which was heavily guitar-driven. The album features a more prominent use of keyboards and synthesizers, with Eddie Van Halen playing them in addition to his guitar. The album's sound is often described as "synth-heavy," with songs like "Jump" and "I'll Wait" showcasing the band's new musical direction. However, the album still features plenty of Eddie's guitar work, particularly on tracks like "Hot for Teacher" and "Panama."

Critical Reception

Van Halen 1984 received generally positive reviews upon its release, with many critics praising the band's incorporation of new sounds and styles. Rolling Stone's David Fricke called it "a breakthrough for the band," while AllMusic's Stephen Thomas Erlewine hailed it as "one of the greatest hard rock albums of the '80s." The album's lead single, "Jump," became a massive hit, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and earning the band a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

This album includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, and photo of the Van Halen band
 
 
 

Music Genre:

 
American Hard Rock, Heavy Metal 

Album Production Information:

 
The album: " 1984" was produced by: Produced by Ted Templeman
Sound engineer Donn Landee

Record Label Information:

 
Warner Bros (WB) Records 92-3985-1

Media Format:

 
12" Vinyl Full-Length Stereo Long-Play  Gramophone Record
Album weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

 
1983 Made in France
Band Members and Musicians on: Van Halen 1984
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • David Lee Roth lead vocals, background vocals
  • Eddie Van Halen guitar, keyboards, background vocals
  • Michael Anthony bass, background vocals
  • Alex Van Halen drums, percussion
Track Listing of: " 1984"

The Song/tracks on "Van Halen 1984 " are

  • 1984 1:07
  • Jump 4:04
  • Panama 3:32
  • Top Jimmy 3:02
  • Drop Dead Legs 4:14
  • Hot for Teacher 4:44
  • I'll Wait (Anthony/Roth/Van Halen/Van Halen/Michael McDonald) 4:45
  • Girl Gone Bad 4:35
  • House of Pain 3:19

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Front Cover Photo Of VAN HALEN - 1984 France 12" VINYL LP ALBUM
Front Cover Photo Of VAN HALEN - 1984 France 12" VINYL LP ALBUM

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Photo Of The Back Cover VAN HALEN - 1984 France 12" VINYL LP ALBUM
Photo of album back cover VAN HALEN - 1984 France 12" VINYL LP ALBUM

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Photo One Of The Original Custom Inner Sleeve VAN HALEN - 1984 France 12" VINYL LP ALBUM
Photo One Of The Original Custom Inner Sleeve VAN HALEN - 1984 France 12" VINYL LP ALBUM

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Photo Two of the original custom inner sleeve VAN HALEN - 1984 France 12" VINYL LP ALBUM
Photo Two of the original custom inner sleeve  VAN HALEN - 1984 France 12" VINYL LP ALBUM

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Close up of record's label VAN HALEN - 1984 France 12" VINYL LP ALBUM Side One:
Close up of record's label VAN HALEN - 1984 France 12" VINYL LP ALBUM Side One

Record Label Details: Warner Bros Records 92-3985-1

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VAN HALEN Band Description:

Van Halen was one of the most popular and influential rock bands of the 1980s. Formed in Pasadena, California in 1972, the band consisted of Eddie Van Halen on guitar, his brother Alex Van Halen on drums, Michael Anthony on bass guitar, and David Lee Roth as the lead vocalist. The band's sound was a blend of hard rock, heavy metal, and pop, and they were known for their high-energy live performances and flamboyant stage presence.

In the early 1980s, Van Halen was at the height of their fame. They had released several successful albums, including "Van Halen" (1978), "Van Halen II" (1979), "Women and Children First" (1980), "Fair Warning" (1981), and "Diver Down" (1982). These albums contained some of the band's most popular and enduring songs, such as "Runnin' With the Devil," "Jamie's Cryin'," "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love," "And the Cradle Will Rock...," "Unchained," and "Jump."

Perhaps the most iconic song of Van Halen's career, "Jump" was released in 1984 on the album "1984." The song was a departure from the band's typical hard rock sound, featuring synthesizers and a catchy pop melody. It quickly became a massive hit, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and earning the band their first Grammy nomination.

Van Halen's success in the 1980s can be attributed not only to their catchy songs and high-energy performances but also to their distinctive visual style. David Lee Roth, in particular, was known for his flamboyant stage costumes, acrobatic jumps, and microphone twirls. His larger-than-life persona made him one of the most memorable frontmen in rock history.

Despite their success, Van Halen was not without their struggles during the 1980s. The band's drug and alcohol use, particularly that of Roth, was well-known, and tensions between the members often boiled over. In 1985, Roth left the band to pursue a solo career, and Van Halen replaced him with Sammy Hagar, who had previously fronted the band Montrose. With Hagar, the band released four more albums, including "5150" (1986), "OU812" (1988), "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge" (1991), and "Balance" (1995).

While the band's sound evolved with the addition of Hagar, their popularity began to wane in the early 1990s. Hagar left the band in 1996, and Roth briefly rejoined for a reunion tour in 1996 and 1997. The band continued to tour and release albums with various lead singers throughout the 2000s and 2010s, but their glory days were in the 1980s.