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Van Halen - The Collection II (2023 Remaster) (2023) [Official Digital Download 24/96] + Added Remasters Of 4 Albums

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Van Halen - The Collection II (2023 Remaster) (2023) [Official Digital Download 24/96] + Added Remasters Of 4 Albums

Van Halen - The Collection II (2023 Remaster) (2023) [Official Digital Download 24/96] + Added Remasters Of 4 Albums
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 03:49:08 minutes | 4,99 GB
Rock | Studio Master, Official Digital Download

They really should have changed the name to Van Hagar.

Regardless of your opinion on whether Sammy Hagar improved or diminished the quality of Van Halen's music after replacing David Lee Roth as frontman—and, truly, there is no middle ground on this issue—there is no question that the band's music was substantially different in those two eras. Eddie Van Halen's guitar sound is different (less "brown sound"). Alex Van Halen's drum sound is different (simultaneously fussier and less interesting). Michael Anthony is lost in the mix. The production approach is radically different (more congested and cold, far less live-sounding). It's all just … different and this decidedly unique listening experience also resulted in a decidedly unique cultural experience. The Roth albums are, despite (or because of) their thorough immaturity and occasional stupidity, held closely to the hearts of millions of people, and that lineup of Van Halen means something to a great many rock fans. The Hagar era was, like its mid-'80s-to-early-'90s milieu, far more lucrative but also more professionalized and less personal. Hagar's albums hit multi-platinum status within months of their releases and the band was hurling singles to the top of the charts throughout the four-album run (yes, even Balance had a Top 40 hit). Still, it's safe to say that far fewer people love any of those albums as much as even the most casual fan of Diver Down does. That delta of "meaningfulness" could be what accounts for this remastered set of Hagar-era albums coming nearly a decade after the Roth albums were remastered and packaged up in a hi-res Collection, but whatever the reason for the delay has been, it's fair to say (even for those with no love for the Hagar years) that this set is long overdue. Hearing these albums presented together does provide some new perspective on what Hagar gave the band, collects a handful of rare tracks from the era, and, more importantly, gives a much-needed sonic overhaul to albums like 5150 and OU812 that suffered from thin digital masters that did little to burnish their reputations.

TRACKLIST

Disc: 1
1 Good Enough
2 Why Can't This Be Love
3 Get Up
4 Dreams
5 Summer Nights
6 Best of Both Worlds
7 Love Walks In
8 '5150'
9 Inside

Disc: 2
1 Mine All Mine
2 When It's Love
3 A.F.U. (Naturally Wired)
4 Cabo Wabo
5 Source of Infection
6 Feels So Good
7 Finish What Ya Started
8 Black and Blue
9 Sucker in a 3 Piece

Disc: 3
1 Poundcake
2 Judgement Day
3 Spanked
4 Runaround
5 Pleasure Dome
6 In 'N' Out
7 Man On a Mission
8 The Dream Is Over
9 Right Now
10 316
11 Top of the World

Disc: 4
1 The Seventh Seal
2 Can't Stop Lovin' You
3 Don't Tell Me (What Love Can Do)
4 Amsterdam
5 Big Fat Money
6 Doin' Time
7 Aftershock
8 Strung Out
9 Not Enough
10 Take Me Back (Deja Vu)
11 Feelin'

Disc: 5
1 A Apolitical Blues
2 Crossing Over
3 Baluchitherium
4 Humans Being
5 Respect the Wind
6 It's About Time
7 Up for Breakfast
8 Learning to See

+ added remasters of 4 albums

foobar2000 1.6.2 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2023-10-05 13:29:16

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Analyzed: Van Halen / The Collection II
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR11 -1.08 dB -14.10 dB 4:04 01-Good Enough (2023 Remaster)
DR11 -0.98 dB -13.26 dB 3:47 02-Why Can't This Be Love (2023 Remaster)
DR11 -0.89 dB -13.59 dB 4:37 03-Get Up (2023 Remaster)
DR11 -1.33 dB -14.45 dB 4:54 04-Dreams (2023 Remaster)
DR11 0.00 dB -14.14 dB 5:03 05-Summer Nights (2023 Remaster)
DR10 -1.12 dB -14.44 dB 4:49 06-Best of Both Worlds (2023 Remaster)
DR12 -0.65 dB -14.62 dB 5:11 07-Love Walks In (2023 Remaster)
DR12 0.00 dB -14.47 dB 5:44 08-5150 (2023 Remaster)
DR13 0.00 dB -14.09 dB 5:02 09-Inside (2023 Remaster)
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Number of tracks: 9
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 3212 kbps
Codec: FLAC
================================================================================

foobar2000 1.6.2 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2023-10-05 13:29:16

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Analyzed: Van Halen / The Collection II
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
DR11 -1.08 dB -14.10 dB 4:04 01-Good Enough (2023 Remaster)
DR11 -0.98 dB -13.26 dB 3:47 02-Why Can't This Be Love (2023 Remaster)
DR11 -0.89 dB -13.59 dB 4:37 03-Get Up (2023 Remaster)
DR11 -1.33 dB -14.45 dB 4:54 04-Dreams (2023 Remaster)
DR11 0.00 dB -14.14 dB 5:03 05-Summer Nights (2023 Remaster)
DR10 -1.12 dB -14.44 dB 4:49 06-Best of Both Worlds (2023 Remaster)
DR12 -0.65 dB -14.62 dB 5:11 07-Love Walks In (2023 Remaster)
DR12 0.00 dB -14.47 dB 5:44 08-5150 (2023 Remaster)
DR13 0.00 dB -14.09 dB 5:02 09-Inside (2023 Remaster)
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Number of tracks: 9
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 3212 kbps
Codec: FLAC
================================================================================

foobar2000 1.6.2 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2023-10-05 13:30:03

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Analyzed: Van Halen / The Collection II
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR12 0.00 dB -13.69 dB 5:13 01-Poundcake (2023 Remaster)
DR11 -0.74 dB -13.84 dB 4:39 02-Judgement Day (2023 Remaster)
DR13 0.00 dB -15.45 dB 4:53 03-Spanked (2023 Remaster)
DR12 -0.65 dB -15.30 dB 4:21 04-Runaround (2023 Remaster)
DR14 -0.05 dB -15.85 dB 6:58 05-Pleasure Dome (2023 Remaster)
DR13 0.00 dB -14.88 dB 6:05 06-In 'N' Out (2023 Remaster)
DR12 0.00 dB -13.73 dB 5:04 07-Man on a Mission (2023 Remaster)
DR12 -0.35 dB -15.22 dB 3:59 08-The Dream Is Over (2023 Remaster)
DR13 -0.56 dB -16.32 dB 5:22 09-Right Now (2023 Remaster)
DR12 -5.92 dB -20.11 dB 1:30 10-316 (2023 Remaster)
DR11 -1.29 dB -14.28 dB 3:54 11-Top of the World (2023 Remaster)
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Number of tracks: 11
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 3139 kbps
Codec: FLAC
================================================================================

foobar2000 1.6.2 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2023-10-05 13:30:28

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Analyzed: Van Halen / The Collection II
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR13 -0.93 dB -15.67 dB 5:18 01-The Seventh Seal (2023 Remaster)
DR13 -0.25 dB -15.14 dB 4:07 02-Can't Stop Lovin' You (2023 Remaster)
DR13 -0.15 dB -15.75 dB 5:55 03-Don't Tell Me (What Love Can Do) (2023 Remaster)
DR13 -0.68 dB -15.71 dB 4:45 04-Amsterdam (2023 Remaster)
DR12 -1.01 dB -14.62 dB 3:58 05-Big Fat Money (2023 Remaster)
DR13 -4.91 dB -21.58 dB 1:45 06-Doin' Time (2023 Remaster)
DR13 0.00 dB -14.97 dB 5:28 07-Aftershock (2023 Remaster)
DR12 -18.77 dB -33.56 dB 1:29 08-Strung Out (2023 Remaster)
DR12 -0.20 dB -16.16 dB 5:13 09-Not Enough (2023 Remaster)
DR13 -0.29 dB -16.09 dB 4:43 10-Take Me Back (Déjà Vu) (2023 Remaster)
DR13 0.00 dB -15.59 dB 6:36 11-Feelin' (2023 Remaster)
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Number of tracks: 11
Official DR value: DR13

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 3074 kbps
Codec: FLAC
================================================================================

foobar2000 1.6.2 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2023-10-05 13:30:44

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Analyzed: Van Halen / The Collection II
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
DR12 0.00 dB -13.28 dB 3:52 01-A Apolitical Blues (2023 Remaster)
DR12 0.00 dB -13.25 dB 4:05 02-Baluchitherium (2023 Remaster)
DR11 0.00 dB -13.61 dB 5:06 03-Crossing Over (2023 Remaster)
DR10 -1.09 dB -13.47 dB 5:47 04-Respect the Wind (2023 Remaster)
DR10 -0.97 dB -12.73 dB 5:09 05-Humans Being (2023 Remaster)
DR12 0.00 dB -12.93 dB 4:15 06-It's About Time (2023 Remaster)
DR12 0.00 dB -13.03 dB 4:59 07-Up for Breakfast (2023 Remaster)
DR13 0.00 dB -14.28 dB 5:16 08-Learning to See (2023 Remaster)
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Number of tracks: 8
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 3026 kbps
Codec: FLAC
================================================================================



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