VAN HALEN – 1984 [Japan remastered Forever Young series HDCD] *HQ*

VAN HALEN - 1984 [Japan remastered Forever Young series HDCD] *HQ* - full

While VAN HALEN‘s first six albums have been recently (2015) remastered and available in the US & Europe, this Japanese remaster of “1984” made on HDCD as part of the Warner Brothers Japan ‘Forever Young’ remastered series is quite different. Indeed, this is perhaps the best ‘1984’ remastered version ever.
I mean, it’s a more ‘natural’ remaster respecting the dynamics from the original recording, with a slightly level-up gain but warm as a brand new vinyl LP.
The bass feels more in tune with the kick drum, and perhaps David Lee Roth’s vocals are more prominent, on par with the blazing rhythm guitars.

VAN HALEN - 1984 [Japan edition remastered - Forever Young series] Out Of Print - back

I don’t think this “1984 [Japan edition remastered – Forever Young series]” is for completists only… while the USA 30th Anniversary Edition Remastered 2015 is excellent for the iPod and regular players, if you’re lucky to own a hi-end system this Japanese version done with HDCD technology is a must.


Forever Young Series V A N  H A L E N

01 – 1984
02 – Jump
03 – Panama
04 – Top Jimmy
05 – Drop Dead Legs
06 – Hot For Teacher
07 – I’ll Wait
08 – Girl Gone Bad
09 – House Of Pain

Eddie Van Halen – guitars, keyboards, backing vocals
David Lee Roth – lead vocals
Alex Van Halen – drums, percussion
Michael Anthony – bass guitar, backing vocals


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