The Long awaited Sammy Hagar – Van Halen era remastered box set is on the way

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October 6, 2023 at 8:05 am Quote #67206

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October 6, 2023 at 10:11 am Quote #67207

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October 6, 2023 at 10:05 pm Quote #67214

mrmojohalen
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While I have yet to listen to each disc in its entirety, I have sampled each track to get an idea

of what they sound like. The YouTube review is pretty accurate.

Starting with 5150, it sounds pretty good, except for ‘Good Enough’, which isn’t :)

The best disc of the set is OU812. ‘Mine All Mine’ jumps out at you(no pun intended), as does

the whole album, which benefited the most from the remixing.

With the exception of ‘Right Now’ , For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge is a bit disappointing.

Balance is neither better or worse, just different.

The same goes for the extra disc of songs.

The set is worth getting. I will probably listen to the first 2 albums the most.

Perhaps one day they will be remastered with a new set of ears.


When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor?


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October 6, 2023 at 10:23 pm Quote #67215

VOODOO
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I got the CDs today and I am just getting to check them out. So far, to me, three songs in, 5150 is very disappointing. It wasn’t mixed well originally, but this new version sounds like they boosted the bass and pulled the mids down, so that it actually sounds muffled. I’m playing clips from the original and then playing the remasters back to back. I’m not looking forward to FUCK and Balance. Those two didn’t need any tinkering, IMO. OU812 always needed work, so I’m hoping that one pops for me like it did for mrmojohalen. Was the vinyl mixed properly for vinyl? I’m debating getting those if the CDs are this poorly done. I mean, Eddie seems buried in the mix and it’s all bass and drums so far.


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October 6, 2023 at 10:33 pm Quote #67217

VOODOO
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OK. I am going to leave the last post up and then follow up with this: I switched from bluetooth to wired headphones direct from the sound card, it it’s a totally different experience. LOL Starting over….


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October 6, 2023 at 11:52 pm Quote #67218

VOODOO
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Were these CDs mastered from the vinyl masters?


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October 7, 2023 at 3:48 pm Quote #67219

JasonA
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Keep in mind that these were NOT remixed, only remastered. And that guy doing the review on Youtube doesn’t understand the different between the two. And his reviews are based on listening to a cheap CD player going into a bluetooth speaker.

Personally, I very much like these new versions. Especially for everything from 1995-on. The original releases were brickwalled, and the new versions are not. Regasrdless of what you think of the new EQ on them, just getting them with full dynamics intact automatically makes them better for me.


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October 7, 2023 at 5:28 pm Quote #67220

PT5150
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What’s everyone think of 5150 & OU812 ?

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On my first few listens in the car via Spotify I am hearing more drums and bass higher in the mix.
I’m keen to listen on my good headphones and also when I get the CDs and play them on my home stereo unit.
The other albums I’m not really fussed on as I thought the mixes were ok..

Anyway if Al won’t release more rare stuff we need more stuff leaked like the Diver Down sessions.
Excellent stuff.


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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October 8, 2023 at 2:28 pm Quote #67228

King Edward
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After the whole “slow” Amazon delivery I got mine today…..I ordered the Vinyl. Will give it a listen and report my thoughts later.


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October 10, 2023 at 11:41 am Quote #67236

ron
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Unboxing Van Halen The Collection II Vinyl & CD Box Set with Sammy & Mike ????????
Sammy Hagar
Oct 9, 2023

“Christmas comes early this year. This box set is complete awesomeness” – Sammy
“I’m soooo proud of this. Pinch me, I think I died and went to heaven!!!” – Mike


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October 11, 2023 at 11:56 pm Quote #67247

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https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/van-halen-s-sammy-hagar-shares-his-thoughts-on-the-newly-remastered-versions-of-his-albums-with-the-band/vi-AA1i4jOS
Van Halen’s Sammy Hagar shares his thoughts on the newly remastered versions of his albums with the band


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October 13, 2023 at 3:23 pm Quote #67251

ron
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Steven shares his thoughts on the newest Van Halen set , Collection II.


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October 23, 2023 at 10:21 pm Quote #67269

mrmojohalen
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I like this review by Steven.


When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor?


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