Newly mastered versions of Van Halen II, Women and Children First, Fair Warning and Diver Down are now available for pre-order at Van Halen Store. U.S. customers who pre-order receive free shipping and are guaranteed to receive them by the release date of July 10th.
Van Halen went back to the original analog tapes and remastered their first six albums – Van Halen through 1984. Mastering engineer Chris Bellman, who remastered the original albums for Bernie Grundman Studios, Hollywood, California, was enlisted for these new versions. 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 digital versions.
Van Halen Store is offering all six albums individually on CD and vinyl, as well as Special Package Deals containing the four upcoming Remastered CDs and LPs, and the complete set of all six Remastered CDs and LPs.