Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of 1984 by Van Halen, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of 1984 is a 1984 pressing on the Warner Brothers label.
The cover is VG++, with slight corner wear and a little bit of wear along the spine. The obi is VG+, with a bit of wrinkling.
The insert is VG++ with a bit of fading.
The disc is M- with a few spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a classic LP.
Background: Released in 1984, 1984 was the sixth studio album by Van Halen and the last album by the original band to feature David Lee Roth on vocals before he left for a solo career.
The album reached #2 on the U.S. album charts.
At the time of its release, much of the fuss surrounding 1984 involved Van Halen’s adoption of synthesizers on this, their sixth album — a hoopla that was a bit of a red herring since the band had been layering in synths since their third album, Women and Children First. Those synths were either buried beneath guitars or used as texture, even on instrumentals where they were the main instrument, but here they were pushed to the forefront on “Jump,” the album’s first single and one of the chief reasons this became a blockbuster, crossing over to pop audiences Van Halen had flirted with before but had never quite won over. …It’s the best showcase of Van Halen’s instrumental prowess as a band, the best showcase for Diamond Dave’s glorious shtick, the best showcase for their songwriting, just their flat-out best album overall. It’s a shame that Roth left after this album, but maybe it’s for the best, since there’s no way Van Halen could have bettered this album with Dave around (and they didn’t better it once Sammy joined, either).
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Record Label:||Warner Brothers|
|Year of Release:||1984|