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Van Halen

The Japanese Singles 1978-1984 Boxset

Boxset £115.00

Release Date: 01/11/2019

Discs: 13

Van Halen released 13 singles in Japan between 1978 and 1984 that will be collected in a new 7” vinyl set from Rhino. Each replica single features the original sleeve artwork and comes housed in a cigarette-style box.

THE JAPANESE SINGLES 1978-1984 encompasses the first six albums released by Van Halen, which featured guitarist Eddie Van Halen, drummer Alex Van Halen, singer David Lee Roth, and bassist Michael Anthony. Those albums include the band’s self-titled debut and 1984, two critically acclaimed albums.

THE JAPANESE SINGLES 1978-1984 opens with a trio of singles from Van Halen (1978): “Ain’t Talkin’ ’Bout Love,” “On Fire” and a blistering cover of the Kinks’ “You Really Got Me,” which was the band’s first single. The band’s 1979 follow-up Van Halen II (certified 5x platinum) generated two singles on the collection: “Somebody Get Me A Doctor” and “Dance The Night Away.” The original album version of each song is featured in this set except for: “Hot For Teacher,” which has a unique single edit that was issued exclusively in Japan; along with the single edit versions of “(Oh) Pretty Woman” and “I’ll Wait.”

The albums Women and Children First (1980) and Fair Warning (1981) are represented by “And The Cradle Will Rock” and “Unchained” respectively. The 1982 album Diver Down contributes two singles: “(Oh) Pretty Woman” and “Dancing In The Street.” THE JAPANESE SINGLES 1978-1984 concludes with “I’ll Wait,” “Panama,” “Hot For Teacher” and the smash hit “Jump” – all from VAN HALEN’s seminal album, 1984.

Side A. You Really Got Me
Side B. Atomic Punk

Side A. Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
Side B. Runnin' with the Devil

Side A. On Fire
Side B. Jamie's Cryin'

Side A. Dance the Night Away
Side B. Spanish Fly

Side A. Somebody Get Me a Doctor
Side B. Women in Love

Side A. And the Cradle Will Rockā€¦
Side B. Could This Be Magic?

Side A. Unchained
Side B. So This Is Love?

Side A. Pretty Woman
Side B. Happy Trails

Side A. Dancing in the Street
Side B. The Full Bug

Side A. Jump
Side B. House of Pain

Side A. I'll Wait
Side B. Girl Gone Bad

Side A. Panama
Side B. Drop Dead Legs

Side A. Hot for Teacher
Side B. Little Dreamer