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Audio CD, Import, Original recording remastered, 10 July 2015
Vinyl, Original recording remastered, 10 July 2015
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- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 30.48 x 32 x 2.54 cm; 226.8 Grams
- Manufacturer : RHINO/WARNER BROS.
- Manufacturer reference : RRW 3540
- Original Release Date : 2015
- Run time : 31 minutes
- Label : RHINO/WARNER BROS.
- ASIN : B00YJKGUN8
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: 21,367 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Van Halen s 2x Platinum album. Mastering engineer Chris Bellman, who remastered the original albums at Bernie Grundman Mastering Studios, was enlisted for this new version. In order to produce the original sound the band intended, Bellman cut straight from the quarter-inch tapes for CD; for 180-gram vinyl; and for the digital versions.
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And now for the flawed bit. Fair Warning ends with two tracks which are both 2 min numbers - "Sunday Afternoon In The Park" and "One Foot Out The Door". Van Halen albums had always been short (30 - 33 mins) and this one was no different, but the instrumental "Sunday Afternoon In The Park" is a synthesizer-driven sonic splodge - not somewhere I want to spend a Sunday afternoon (or any afternoon). Then there's the throwaway "One Foot Out The Door" - apparently they were being rushed to finish the album (which had taken over a week to record!). Although Eddie's superb extended outro solo comes to the rescue, the damage had been done. So, for me, there's only 28 mins of worthwhile material here - albeit very worthwhile material. The album was not as successful commercially as it's predecessors but artistically is arguably the band's best. No big hit singles this time, although "Unchained" would become a firm live fave. So a flawed masterpiece is how I'd describe it.
Arguably Van Halen's finest hour (or half-hour).
VH records always sounded great due to producer Ted Templeman and engineer Donn Landee's skills in the studio but also because they were so short (which suited vinyl) - although they never seemed short to me at the time. The remaster sounds great - just like the LP and like the rest of the 2000 remaster series it has a 3 page fold-out inlay with the original artwork from the album inner sleeve. Although sometimes it can be good to have bonus tracks and a booklet with an essay, photos and reviews etc., I'm more than happy to have this 'just as it was' and let the original product do the talking. It's more than capable.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 November 2018
O disco é muito bom e o preço está ótimo. Mas se eu soubesse que era a versão antiga não compraria.