What Is The Best Van Halen Album during the David Lee Roth years?

Van Halen (1978)
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Van Halen II (1979)
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Women And Children First (1980)
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Fair Warning (1981)
1 (33.3%)
Diver Down (1982)
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1984 (1984)
1 (33.3%)
A Different Kind of Truth (2012)
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Re: Van Halen - Discography (The David Lee Roth Years)
« on: September 30, 2011, 09:12:44 am »
Van Halen (The Best Of Van Halen, Vol. I) 1996

08.08.10 Review

Ah yes. The most controversial Greatest Hits package ever. Seriously, can you think of any other that cause so much sh*t as this one did? For those that are not fans of Van Halen and don't really know the inside scoop, here's a refresher course.

Sammy Hagar was still in the band at the time. But Eddie and Alex at the urging of their manager decided to put out a GH package, which Sammy objected to. His words were for naught as Eddie had the final say so. But to give this new package a hook to increase sales, Eddie, Alex and their manager felt that having David Lee Roth on board would be just what the Doctor ordered (pun intended ).

So, with Sammy still a member of the band, Eddie, Alex and Michael "secretly" began working on 2 songs with Diamond Dave. And then Sammy found out. So, he either quit or was fired. Who knows. Depends on who is telling the story. In later interviews, Michael had come clean about not even playing on those songs.

With Sammy now out of the picture, Dave for obvious reasons thought it was now his gig. Depending on once again who is telling the story, Dave was told point blank that he was in fact back in the band. But he has been known to tell stories.

Fast forward to the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards show, where the "reunited" Van Halen made their grand appearance to a rip-roaring standing ovation. Personally, I was pissing myself because I was so happy to see it unfolding before my eyes. It was what I had been clamoring for since 1984.



Van Halen 1996 MTV VMA Reunion


And then...it crashed. Crashed BIGTIME!!  Needless to say, the reunion was over. Enter Gary Cherone. But that's for later.

Eddie and Alex Talk About MTV VMA "Reunion"


As for the actual GH package it was definitely incomplete. Just way too many omissions to make this a must have. Now if you want to pick it up for the 2 new DLR songs, I would say yes. Is it on par with vintage VH? No. But personally I enjoy both Can't Get This Stuff No More and Me Wise Magic. Also included on the disc is Humans Being from the Twister soundtrack.

The Best Of Van Halen, Vol. I Music Videos

Van Halen - Humans Being

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