Van Halen – Diver Down 1982 Japan LP with obi


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Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Diver Down by Van Halen, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Diver Down is a 1982 Japanese pressing on the Warner Brothers label.

The cover is M-; there is a small cut in the lower right hand corner.  The obi is M-.  The insert and custom inner sleeve are M-.

The disc is M- and looks unplayed.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a scarce Van Halen LP.

Background: Released in 1982, Diver Down was the fifth album by Van Halen.

The album reached #3 on the U.S. album chart and #36 on the UK chart. gave Diver Down a 4 star review:

Fair Warning was such a dark, intense record that Van Halen almost had no choice but to lighten up on their next album, and 1982’s Diver Down is indeed much lighter than its predecessor. In many ways, it’s a return to the early albums, heavy on covers and party anthems, but where those records were rough and exuberant — they felt like the work of the world’s best bar band just made good, which is, of course, kind of what they were — this is undoubtedly the work of a finely honed band who has only grown tighter and heavier since their debut. As a band, they might be tight, but Diver Down is anything but tight. It’s a downright mess, barely clocking in at 31 minutes, cobbled together out of five covers, two minute-long instrumentals, and five new songs. By most measures, this should be the kind of slop that’s difficult to muddle through, but it’s not: it’s one of Van Halen’s best records, one that’s just pure joy to hear.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Warner Brothers
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1982
Format: Stereo
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Weight 125 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in