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The Very Best Of Van Halen (UK Release)

14 May 2007 | Format: MP3

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1:41
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4:15
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4:57
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5:15
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3:47
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4:23
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2:38
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4:52
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4:41
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5:20
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3:32
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5:27
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4:04
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3:54
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2:53
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5:11
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3:57
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4:08
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3:29
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3:29
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4:49
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3:30
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4:20
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4:42
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3:48
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3:36
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5:38
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3:44
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6:48
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4:32
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5:22
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5:09
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3:08
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4:43
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6:39
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4:20


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 14 May 2007
  • Release Date: 14 May 2007
  • Label: Rhino/Warner Bros.
  • Copyright: 2004 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group company
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  • Total Length: 2:36:41
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  • ASIN: B001F4XKRK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,461 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By S. K. FLORA on 12 July 2009
Format: Audio CD
Van halen as a band rock and have always had great songs whether it be with Roth or Hagar and this collection brings together most of their best work.
yes there will always be songs here and there that people will have wanted to see included but that's just one of those things and a matter of personal taste. i have always loved the hagar stuff in general more that the stuff with DLR, but that again is just personal choice.

the three new songs are okish but really i would have rather had 3 more classic songs on here sintead of the the 3 new tunes.

it's a great collection from one of the best rock bands ever seen- you really can't go wrong with any of the songs on here and it's fantastic to blast out in the car while your out driving.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. B. Ager on 11 Aug 2004
Format: Audio CD
This double CD collection does bring together the very best of Van Halen, some of which (especially the pre-1984 material) might otherwise have been omitted from just a single CD. It does include all their chart hits, both UK and USA - this helps to explain the inclusion of a dreadful cover version of the Motown hit "Dancing In The Street", which might otherwise have been laid to rest.
The rationale behind the running order which gives us alternate David Lee Roth / Sammy Hagar tracks has been commented on elsewhere, and the contrast between the Van Halen of the Roth era and that of Hagar's is certainly triple-underlined by this tactic. In fact this is to be unfairly harsh on Hagar - although lyrically he brought a load of silly love songs to the table, the music and production were the responsibility of the Van Halen brothers and it is these areas more than anything else that changed after the "1984" album spawned the mega-million-selling "Jump". They dispensed with Ted Templeman's services as producer and took the role "in-house", then spent the next nine years and four studio albums repeating the "Jump" formula, with the result that the trademark lead guitar sound took a back seat, and and songs sounded little different to those of hundreds of other rock/pop acts.
Some people may actually prefer the later tracks to the early ones - they are certainly very commercial - but I know which I prefer, and I'm glad that seven tracks from the brilliant debut album are included. The three newly recorded tracks are fair enough, benefitting from the more powerful sound that comes with 21st century production, but the three live tracks are a waste of space, sounding more or less like Sammy Hagar singing along to the original album backing tracks with crowd noise added.
All in all a very good review of the band's recorded history, but if you're not keen on seven or eight variations on a theme of "Jump" then you may need to make use of the program or skip buttons.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By for whom the bell tolls on 24 Sep 2007
Format: Audio CD
this is my top van halen choice for those new to this great heavy metal band who are great both with david lee roth and sammy hagar. this is a 2-disc set of all their classic tracks from the 1980s.
poundcake, right now, and the cradle will rock, unchained, top of the world, jump, aint talkin bout love, and several others would be my favorite songs on this 2disc set. this would present rock fans with good taste so get this set today.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ewashbrook05 on 1 Nov 2010
Format: Audio CD
This two CD product offers excellent value for money and has given me many hours of happy listening. Oddly, the famous Van Halen song "Mean Street" has been left off. However, this is the only complaint I have and consider the choice of the rest of the tracks to be very good.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By "jezdobbie" on 19 July 2004
Format: Audio CD
I AM ASHAMED TO SAY I DON'T KNOW MUCH OF VAN HALENS' STUFF ASIDE FROM "JUMP" AND "WHY CAN'T THIS BE LOVE" SO WHEN I BOUGHT THIS CD I WAS HOPING FOR MUCH OF THE SAME AND I HAVE TO SAY I'M SURPRISED BY IT..THEY ROCK BIG TIME!!!..EDDIE VAN HALEN HALEN IS A GUITAR GOD!!THIS CD HAS HAD ME PLAYING AIR GUITAR ALL DAY!THIS ALBUM REALLY HAS GOT THE BEST OF BOTH SINGERS ON IT, SAMMY HAGAR AND DAVID LEE ROTH AND THERE'S SOME NEW TRACKS ON AND IT'S A BARGAIN FOR TWO CDS A GREAT INTRODUCTION TO VAN HALEN AS IT COVERS THE LAST 25 ODD YEARS OF THEIR CAREER MY FAVES ARE THE TWO MENTIONED AND "PANAMA" AS WELL AS "LOVE WALKS IN" A GOOD BUY FOR ANYBODYS CD COLLECTION AND FOR ANYONE WHO JUST WANTS TO ROCK OUT! BUY ONE AND PLAY IT LOUD..A GREAT ALBUM!!..GONNA GET MORE OF THEIR CDS I THINK
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 Oct 2004
Format: Audio CD
This is one of the best van halen albums about, the live rendition of aint talkin bout love and panam, just amazing, how good does eddie want to play, i have got live van halen, and this album just pips it to the post of the best, if you are a van halen fan i recommend you get this to add to the collection of the greatest musicians of all time
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Big Red VINE VOICE on 15 Jun 2006
Format: Audio CD
Best of Vol 1 had 3 new tracks, better than the 3 here. This is just marketing, if you have the earlier CD, avoid this, it's not worth it. So even if you're new to VH, I'd still recommend the other compilation if you can find it. It has a more sensible running order too.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Brian Jones on 17 July 2004
Format: Audio CD
Let me start by saying that the music here is 5 star all the way through, the problem is with the execution. I bought this set on the basis of the track listing I'd seen, but beware because the disc has been reconfigured. Instead of the chronological history, the tracks are mixed up on the basis of one Hagar track, followed by a Lee Roth track. This totally screws the set up.
Lets face it, "Eruption" should segue straight into "You Really Got Me", why then does "Eruption" open disc 1 to be followed by the three new tracks? Do the compilers not appreciate how ultimately crap it is to put a song like "Finish What You Started" between "Ain't Talkin' About Love" and "You Really Got Me"? I could go on, and this compilation does and it's an absolute tragedy!
Why oh why has this been done? Whatever the compilers think, the Lee Roth VH is not the same as the Hagar VH. If they'd have followed the chronological listing this would have been a must have set. Instead I'd say either buy the previous 1 CD compilation or get this and reconfigure it yourself. As for the compilers, whoever they are, you really need to appreciate that music like this needs presenting in its proper context. It's not just product to be sold to the unsuspecting masses. We care and we're getting fed up!!!
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