High-quality vinyl and CD reissues of Van Halen’s first six albums soon to be released
High quality audiophile versions of Van HalenThe first six studio albums will be released later this year as mastered 45-rpm two-LP box sets, as well as in SACD format, by the Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, beginning with the band’s self-titled debut album in 1978.
Two-LP and SACD vinyl releases from the 1979s Van Halen II1980s Women and children firstnineteen eighty one fair warning1982 diver down and 1984, uh, 1984 will then be released at a later date.
The vinyl box sets, which are pressed on 180-gram vinyl, will include LPs created using Mobile Fidelity’s ultra-hi-fi UltraDisc One-Step lacquering process. The LPs are housed in a deluxe box that includes special stamped jackets.
All six albums can be pre-ordered now from MusicDirect.com, with LP sets priced at $125 and SACDs at $29.99. The albums will also be available in both formats on MoFi.com.
Van Halen’s first six albums all featured the bandleader’s classic lineup David Lee Rothguitarist Eddie Van Halendrummer Alex Van Halen and bassist Michael Anthony. The records have all been certified multi-platinum by the RIAA, with Van Halen and 1984 both being Diamond certified for sales of at least 10 million copies in the United States
“Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab is thrilled to release Van Halen’s first six iconic albums in the [UltraDisc One-Step] and SACD for the first time,” says the company’s president, Jim Davis. “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.”
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