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  • Audio CD (22 Jan. 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B00004Y6O7
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 74,585 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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titolo-fair warningartista-van halen etichetta-warner brosn. dischi1data15 settembre 2000supportocd audiogenerehard rock e metalbraniascolta 30''1.mean streetascolta2."dirty movies"ascolta3.sinner's swing!ascolta4.hear about it laterascolta5.unchainedascoltaascolta 30''6.push comes to shoveascolta7.so this is love?ascolta8.sunday afternoon in the parkascolta9.one foot out the door

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By the early 80s the strain that was later to drive David Lee Roth to leave the band had started to become evident. The result was Fair Warning, regarded by many Van Halen fans as their best album to date.
Many of the guitar parts were written through the night by a troubled Edward Van Halen who was finding it hard to spend time with the band's hyperactive frontman. The sheer depth of emotion hurls itself from the guitar throughout the album.
Dispite the division that was creeping in, the song writing partnership between the singer and guitarist was second to none. In all of Van Halen's first six albums this is is never more apparrent than in 'Unchained' and 'Mean Street', two songs that 20 years on have never been bettered.
Fair Warning represents what heavy metal should have been. Indeed, several lesser bands spent most of the 80s trying (and failing miserably) to sound like this.
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Prior to buying this album (in the remastered form - which is essential), I'd only ever heard Unchained (itself one of VH's best songs). Many reviews had put me off stating this to be a darker album with less party style anthems we/I had become accustomed to. Now I have heard it in its entirety (and this is an album that works better by listening in one sitting than as standalone tracks), it ranks as my joint #1 album by the band (alongside VHII).

Every song is a winner. The opening Mean Streets is full of streetwise sass, you can imagine it scoring the opening to a New York Scorsese movie. In fact, where Women & Children First was the soundtrack to many a summer BBQ along the American West Coast in 1980, a year later this soundtracks the dark neon lit underbelly of the East Coast. It is a darker album without a doubt but not darker in a sombre way.

It's possibly the most `heavy metal' Van Halen have ever been......And it totally Rocks!
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Excellent performance, song writing and production throughout. The band is on fire and there's even a proto-trip hop track thrown in for good measure in the shape of Sunday Afternoon In The Park. DJ Shadow take note! The debut, Van Halen, beats this for sheer impact and 1984 has the best overall selection of songs, but this one wins in the full package stakes. Buy it and unleash the tennis racket!
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I loved all VH best stuff, the first release "Van Halen", 1984, I even like 5150 for all you sammy fans.

Personally for me this is the best VH album ever, it has the sound of eddie finally being allowed to let loose with his own composition. Other VH feel a bit like DLR and his band where as this feels like its eddies band.

Fair Warning also has the most "album" feel of any of their albums I've heard. Some albums have the feeling of a collection of songs brought together fair warning really flows much better.

For eddies guitar/synth enthusiasts, this is a must. Although the last two tracks aren't my favourite all the first 7 are genius. I can live with that! You will not regret purchasing this album.
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I first heard this album on tape around 1985 after hearing 5150 and 1984 and was totally blown away, it was much darker than both these albums and i loved it from the opening riff on Mean Streets and I was hooked all the way through to the end. Listening to it over 20 years later and its just as powerful and stands up as one of Van Halens best albums, along with VH1 and 1984. Standout songs are Means Streets, Hear About It Later and Unchained, but really there isnt a weak track on the whole album. Eddies guitar work is amazing all the way through and Daves vocals bring the songs to life, with some of his best lyrics and lines. If you were going to start anywhere with Van Halen, this would be top of my list of recommendations.
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By M. Williams TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 26 Oct. 2005
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I got Fair Warning when it was released in 1981 and was totally awestruck by the whole album. And 24 years later I still love it. I think Eddie Van Halen's brown sound is the best guitar sound ever recorded.
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Good album, not like the two debut but it is good as well.
I love the solo in Mean street, Eddie is a great guitarist and i admire him.
Overall, it is good material and really should deserve the buying.
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I feel that it captures this great band at their absolute peak and is full of fire and anger and it features some of Eddies best recorded guitar tones, which is high praise indeed. The guitar playing on this cd is unbelievable from start to finish from the slap guitar intro to Mean Streets to the outro solo on One Foot Out The Door, definitely one of his most underated guitar solos. He is simply awesome throughout the album and younger listeners can hear where other great guitarists, Vai/Satriain/Wylde/Dimebag etc have copped his licks. However, there is only one original Eddie!

This album features a wide aray of Van Halen music from the catchy metal pop of So This Is Love and Unchained to the weird synthiser based instrumental Sunday Afternoon In The Park, slide guitar on Dirty Movies and Funky stylings of When Push Comes To Shove. However don't be put off by that as this album flat out rocks. Eddie's brilliance is matched by the ever brilliant Dave Lee Roth whose lack of vocal skills is more than made up for with his wit, charm and charisma. For me he is unrivalled in 80's rock front men and is perfect for this band. For me all cd's by this era of the band, eg with Roth, are absolute classics and must own items for all fans of 80's rock. Whilst the first album and 1984 tend to generate the classic album status, and deservedly so, I feel that the mid era albums such as this one tend to be a little neglected. Please give them a try as they feature some of the bands most diverse, challenging and greatest music.
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