Win a deluxe 45 rpm vinyl box set of Van Halen’s debut album

Van Halen’s first six albums are getting an audio upgrade courtesy of Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, and UCR is giving away a $125 vinyl box set edition of their debut album, Van Halen.

Van Halen has partnered with Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (MoFi) to produce the extensive collection of LPs. The band’s groundbreaking 1978 debut will be released in Q4 2022, followed by Van Halen II (1979), Women and children first (1980), fair warning (nineteen eighty one), diver down (1982) and 1984 (1984).

The six albums will be released in three formats: Mobile Fidelity’s UltraDisc One-Step 180g 45RPM 2LP (UD1S), Hybrid Super Audio CD (SACD), and standard three-step 45RPM vinyl. Only 10,000 numbered UD1S copies will be made available, with each box set mastered from the original analog master tapes. Additionally, the numbered edition SACDs, which are also mastered from the original tapes, will be packaged in mini-gatefold sleeves.

“Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab is thrilled to release Van Halen’s iconic first six albums in UD1S and SACD formats for the first time,” Jim Davis, president of Music Direct and Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, said in a press release. “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 the press release, the new editions “deliver a clear, clean, transparent, balanced audio experience and turn the volume up to 11”, allowing fans to play the albums at high volumes without interference from background noise. “They will not only hear but feel Van Halen in their chests, no fifth row concert seat necessary.”

To try your luck, simply complete the form above. Giveaway ends March 10, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

You can pre-order the vinyl and SACD box set versions of all six Van Halen albums now at

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