20th Anniversary of Van Halen’s ‘Balance’

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January 25, 2015 at 8:38 pm Quote #41874

PT5150
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Cool story over at VHND.

http://www.vhnd.com/balance/

Whats everyone’s thoughts on the album ?

I love the production on it the bass , drums & guitar are right out there nice and loud…
Favourites are.

THE SEVENTH SEAL
DONT TELL ME
AMSTERDAM
AFTERSHOCK
BALUCHITHERIUM
FEELIN
**CROSSING OVER



EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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January 25, 2015 at 8:54 pm Quote #41876

VAiN
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Musically I think it’s pretty cool.. There are some nice riffs on there. I always thought Crossing Over was cool and should have been included with the US release.


Resident dickhead. I will hurt your delicate feelings.


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January 25, 2015 at 9:27 pm Quote #41877

mikeyV
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Thought this was a good album, just dark. Mayby thats what they needed. Where I had to listen to FUCK several times before I like it , I enjoyed this one quickly (except Big Fat Money)

MikeyV


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January 25, 2015 at 10:19 pm Quote #41878

mcs5150
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I love the album. Crossing Over is one of my favorites.


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January 25, 2015 at 10:57 pm Quote #41880

Mink
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January 25, 2015 at 11:00 pm Quote #41881

Cut2TheCrash
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I love how Seventh Seal opens but as others have said Crossing Over should have been on the US release , but it was released on a single I believe


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January 25, 2015 at 11:02 pm Quote #41882

PT5150
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mikeyV: Thought this was a good album, just dark.Mayby thats what they needed.Where I had to listen to FUCK several times before I like it , I enjoyed this one quickly (except Big Fat Money)
MikeyV

I agree I’m not a fan of Big Fat Money.
I think the album is a bit darker ,word was Ed was angry around this time with Sammy & on the Tour so may be that showed in the music.
Also love the music on Human Beings but not a big fan on the lyrics and we know there was tension between Ed & Sammy around this time.


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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January 25, 2015 at 11:06 pm Quote #41883

guitard
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Only Sam-era CD I ever bought. Haven’t listened to it in many, many years.


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January 26, 2015 at 8:47 am Quote #41896

evhua
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very good record, the sound is great, the drums and guitars are top notch !

My favourite are: The seventh seal, Don’T tell me, big fat money, aftershock, feelin.

So far: BIG FAT MONEY, and AFTERSHOCK.

P.S. I listen to the music, and I don’t pay attention to the lyrics. I’m Italian :-)


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January 26, 2015 at 12:32 pm Quote #41915

ron
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Cut2TheCrash: I love how Seventh Seal opens but as others have said Crossing Over should have been on the US release , but it was released on a single I believe

Yes, Crossing Over was released on this single:



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January 26, 2015 at 2:47 pm Quote #41925

ron
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January 26, 2015 at 8:00 pm Quote #41954

cabojohnny5150
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my favorite cd of all time. me and my wife were just barely married when this cd came out. we saw VH for the first time on this tour. this cd wll always be “our” cd together. we blasted this cd non stop. still do to this day.
my fav songs are
Don’t Tell Me
Amsterdam
Feelin
Not Enough
Crossing Over
Can’t Stop Loving You
(only thing I would change about this cd would’ve been to leave off 1 instrumental and ad 1 more song) but seriously love the dark feel to this album.


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January 26, 2015 at 8:01 pm Quote #41955

cabojohnny5150
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btw Ron, whats the deal with that wine?


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January 27, 2015 at 1:44 am Quote #41959

cabosanlucas139
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ron:

The wine is from the Balance Premier at Air Studios in London in 1995. I know because I was there and I have one in my house unopened in perfect condition. Love this album.


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January 27, 2015 at 2:10 am Quote #41962

bvh
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Still remember being at the ‘secret gig’ in Arnhem, where they blasted -what seemed to be a full stadium sound system- in this little club. It seriously damaged my hearing that night, but it was só worth it!

B.


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