Diver Down Original recording remastered, Original recording reissued
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|1. Where Have All The Good Times Gone!|
|2. Hang 'Em High|
|6. (Oh) Pretty Woman|
|7. Dancing In The Street|
|8. Little Guitars (Intro)|
|9. Little Guitars|
|10. Big Bad Bill (Is Sweet William Now)|
|11. The Full Bug|
|12. Happy Trails|
Eddie and the boys rebounded from the disappointing Fair Warning with this 1982 album that spent over a year on the charts and features a slew of swaggering cover songs including the hit (Oh) Pretty Woman; Dancing in the Streets; Have All the Good Times Gone , and Happy Trails .
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Buy this album. You'll love it...well...probably more if you're a Dave fan. Yeah, you might be scared to spend fifteen to twenty bucks on a thirty minute album, but fear not. It's one of the best Van Halen albums out there. Ever since I bought it, I've listened to it faithfully - usually about three times a week on average. It's one of those albums you'll never get tired of listening to.
Of course, there are two originals on this album which do stand out: "Secrets" and "Little Guitars". These two pieces have instrumental preludes in common, "Cathedral" and "Little Guitars (Intro)", and they again serve notice that Edward was indeed king of rock guitar mountain. "Secrets" is beautiful, complete with electric 12 string guitar and beautiful vocal harmonies, while "Little Guitars" is unique because Ed is, in fact, playing a little guitar. It's also a darn good song.
Then we have two other originals: "Hang Em High" and "The Full Bug". Uninspired, at best. Sure, they sound good, but this sounds like Van Halen is going through the motions and not being truly creative.
The rest of the songs are covers: "Where Have All The Good Times Gone?", "Pretty Woman" (with another prelude, "Intruder", to open it), "Dancing In The Streets", "Big Bad Bill (Is Sweet William Now)", and "Happy Trails". At least "Big Bad Bill" has the late Jan Van Halen playing clarinet to give the song some credibility, and we can gather from "Happy Trials" that Ed and Michael Anthony are truly talented when it comes to background vocals. But five albums into their career, the question to ask is whether or not Van Halen should have taken this career path.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
as always the crew of the van halens never let me down even when it comes to Mr Roth scatting... excellent choice for my sonsPublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
I can't say this reissue is any better than my original record. Some of the songs sound balanced but with never enough low end. Read morePublished 11 months ago by The Seeker
Not the band's best, but this album shows they were having a blast. The a capella go at "Happy Trails" is greatPublished on Nov. 29 2012 by Langer
DIVER DOWN is Van Halen's most artistically bankrupt album. Cited by both Van Halen brothers as their least favorite album, DIVER DOWN marks a vast departure from its predecessor,... Read morePublished on Sept. 1 2012 by Mike London
This is a very good album in my opinion. Certainly not VH's best, but perhaps their most underrated. Read morePublished on Jan. 15 2005 by B McVicar
While not as popular with most fans as Women and Children First, and Fair Warning, Diver Down is a much better album. Read morePublished on July 3 2004 by Gitters
In 1982,Van Halen put out their fifth consecutive album DIVER DOWN. This album is only 32 minutes in length. This album features covers of (OH)PRETTY WOMAN,and HAPPY TRAILS. Read morePublished on June 15 2004 by andy8047