Van Hagar to Get Its Due with Van Halen – The Collection II Box Set


It’s the kind of question that friendships are build and destroyed upon. Which do you prefer: Megadeth or Metallica; Beatles or The Rolling Stones; Van Halen or Van Hagar? Today, that last one is particularly important as fans of the Van Halen iteration that featured Sammy Hagar on vocals will soon be able to get their hands on a special box set created just for them.

Van Halen — The Collection II is a special collection of five LPs featuring Sammy Hagar front and center. Set for release on October 6 via Rhino Entertainment, the box set will include all of the LPs from 1986 to 1995. For those keeping score, that means this bundle will come with 5150, OU812, For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, and Balance.

The set will also feature a fifth LP full of rarities titled… well… Studio Rarities. Included in this version will be eight previously unheard songs from that time.

In total, the set will feature remastered versions of each LP, all done up by the band’s longtime engineer Donn Landee.

If you’d like to get your hands on one of these sets, it’s going to set you back roughly $125 for the LP version and $50 for the CD version. For a full track list and pack images of what’s included.

Van Halen — The Collection II will be released on October 6 via Rhino Entertainment, but you can preorder your copy today.


5-LP Track Listing

LP One: 5150

Side One

  1. “Good Enough”
  2. “Why Can’t This Be Love”
  3. “Get Up”
  4. “Dreams”
  5. “Summer Nights”

Side Two

  1. “Best Of Both Worlds”
  2. “Love Walks In”
  3. “5150”
  4. “Inside”

LP Two: OU812

Side One

  1. “Mine All Mine”
  2. “When It’s Love”
  3. “A.F.U. (Naturally Wired)”
  4. “Cabo Wabo”

Side Two

  1. “Source Of Infection”
  2. “Feels So Good”
  3. “Finish What Ya Started”
  4. “Black And Blue”
  5. “Sucker In A 3 Piece”

LP Three: For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

Side One

  1. “Poundcake”
  2. “Judgement Day”
  3. “Spanked”
  4. “Runaround”
  5. “Pleasure Dome”

Side Two

  1. “In ‘N’ Out”
  2. “Man On A Mission”
  3. “The Dream Is Over”
  4. “Right Now”
  5. “316”
  6. “Top Of The World”

LP Four: Balance

Side One

  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”

Side Two

  1. “Aftershock”
  2. “Strung Out”
  3. “Not Enough”
  4. “Take Me Back (Déjà Vu)”
  5. “Feelin’”

LP Five: Studio Rarities 1989-2004

Side One

  1. “A Apolitical Blues”
  2. “Crossing Over”
  3. “Baluchitherium”

Side Two

  1. “Humans Being”
  2. “Respect The Wind”
  3. “It’s About Time”
  4. “Up For Breakfast”
  5. “Learning To See”
Van Hagar to Get Its Due with Van Halen – The Collection II Box Set
Van Hagar to Get Its Due with Van Halen – The Collection II Box Set
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