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4.6 out of 5 stars
Van Halen Ii [VINYL]
Format: Vinyl|Change
Price:£24.00+ £2.52 shipping

on 6 February 2012
I have only just recently picked this album up having in the past put it down as a 70's album that wouldn't sound as good perhaps as the bands mid 80's production values (even though I had VH1 and loved it!). How wrong was I? After all this time being a Van Halen fan, I didn't have a clue how strong these songs were, in part due to being slightly put off by Dance The Night Away, which I always thought was a bit too poppy for VH.
From start to finish, this album rocks and doesn't at all sound dated as I had once feared. It's hard to actually pick my favourite tracks as they all work really well as a whole (although I still feel `Dance' is too poppy compared to the rest). If I had to pick my personal favourites then Somebody Get Me A Doctor, Bottoms Up, Beautiful Girls and Women In Love probably cut it more, but the guitar intro to DOA is very cool, the guitar work on Spanish Fly is a nice break from the heavy `brown sound' throughout the album and You're No Good is a great opener and choice of cover.
And yes, Dance The Night Away is one of the best pop songs VH ever wrote.
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on 14 November 2009
This 2nd album is their best. Its my favourite anyway. Each song is a gem..and if you want to hear pure guitar talent listen to Spanish Fly. Its up their with Queen, Black Sabbath and Rush. This was the golden age of rock.
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on 16 May 2016
Yep - as awesome as when it first came out. A joy to be listening to this again, and it's sounds sooooo good on an MP3 player. A real treat.
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on 30 April 2014
This re-mastered Van Halen cd is so much clearer and louder that the old cd . I just have to tell people to go and get these re-mastered cd .
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on 8 January 2017
Great cd
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on 10 February 2017
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on 13 June 2012
This cd is also a great album, i like it less than the debut but it still good.
There are some claasic songs, favorite from the band.
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on 22 May 2015
Very pleased with the purchas and packaging and delivery time. THANKS.
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on 7 January 2015
Pure van halen
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on 2 June 2015
A classic - pure 80's pop metal with a sense of humour and some fantastic guitar playing. You can almost hear the fun they had making this. And when Eddie was asked to play Eruption on a classical guitar he came up with Spanish Fly. Genius. Often mimicked, never surpassed.
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