The first six Van Halen albums to get revamped reissues

Van Halen’s first six multi-platinum albums will receive a high-quality sound overhaul by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab.

The company, which focuses on high-quality reissues, will release the work exclusively limited to 10,000 numbered copies. And each of the six-album box sets will be mastered from the original analog master tapes, pressed on “SuperVinyl.” The CD versions will also be mastered from the original tapes.

These first six albums include Van Halen (1978), Van Halen II (1979), Women and children first (1980), fair warning (nineteen eighty one), diver down (1982) and 1984 (1984).

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“Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab is thrilled to release Van Halen’s first six iconic albums in UD1S and SACD formats for the first,” said Jim Davis, president of Music Direct and Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab. “Fans will experience Van Halen’s original blend of raw power and Hollywood flair like never before with these limited-edition audiophile-grade One-Step vinyl sets.”

According to a press release, “Van Halen’s iconic first six albums have already been overlooked for UD1S and SACD treatment due to the sheer excitement and raucous intensity of the music.”

Housed in a deluxe box, each set includes special stamped sleeves and true-to-original graphics that illuminate the recording’s splendor.

Starting with Van Halen and continuing with five more hugely successful albums, the original lineup of Eddie Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen and Michael Anthony created a sound no one had ever heard before. This sound helped the band become one of the greatest and most original bands in history.

Sadly, Eddie Van Halen, considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time, passed away on October 6, 2020. He was 65 years old.

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