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Artist: Van Halen

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Label: Warner Bros.
Album: Balance
# Song Title   Time
1)    Seventh Seal, The
2)    Can't Stop Lovin' You
3)    Don't Tell Me (What Love Can Do)
4)    Amsterdam
5)    Big Fat Money
6)    Strung Out - (TRUE instrumental)
7)    Not Enough
8)    Aftershock
9)    Doin' Time - (TRUE instrumental)
10)    Baluchitherium - (TRUE instrumental)
11)    Take Me Back (Deja Vu)
12)    Feelin'

Performer Notes
  • Van Halen: Sammy Hagar (vocals); Edward Van Halen (guitar, keyboards, background vocals); Michael Anthony (bass, background vocals); Alex Van Halen (drums, percussion).
  • Additional personnel: The Monks Of Gyuro Tantric University (vocals).
  • "The Seventh Seal" was nominated for a 1996 Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance.
  • Personnel: Sammy Hagar (vocals, background vocals); Eddie Van Halen (guitar, keyboards, background vocals); Alex Van Halen (drums, percussion); Michael Anthony (background vocals).
  • Audio Mixer: Mike Fraser.
  • Recording information: "Siso" Record Plant.
  • Photographers: Glenn Wexler; Randee Saint Nicholas.
  • Unknown Contributor Role: Van Halen.
  • What happens when rowdy rockers get older? Hopefully, if they're like Eddie, Sammy and the boys, they can achieve a BALANCE between the fire from their youth and the more serious demands of maturing rock stars.
  • The struggle for BALANCE is apparent in songs about strained relationships, drugs and greed. The topics of Sammy's lyrics range from personal turmoil ("I need a change, I need it quick before it makes me sick...I don't like what I've been told I'm feelin'") to apocalyptic doom ("Broken now I can't help but feel someone cracked the seventh seal"). However, the band still kicks when Sammy shouts about the virtues of drugs and avarice in "Amsterdam" and "Big Fat Money."
  • Supporting this are Eddie's familiar warm tones and Alex's big-footed stomp. Tune into "Amsterdam" to hear Eddie's goofy, bearded grin, and that good-feelin' Van Halen rock. Yet although they offer three instrumental tracks, they no longer flaunt unbridled talent just because it's there. Instead of using songs as mere vehicles for instrumental pyrotechnics, the Van Halen virtuosity has been balanced out to serve the song, and it's a fine BALANCE.

Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (3/23/95, p.122) - 3.5 Stars - Very Good - "...BALANCE is pro forma pomp rock--but with VH in top form, power aplenty remains in their slick machine....Gleefully, [Sammy Hagar] surfs Eddie's guitar waves, apparently getting as much kick as any fan does when they crash and tumble the studio walls--and that's a kick indeed..."

Producer:Bruce Fairbairn
Format:CD (0 Disc); Stereo
Studio/Live: Studio
Release Date:1 January, 1995
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Mark Henderson on
It was released in 1995 and, to date, is the final Van Halen album featuring lead singer Sammy Hagar.

"Don't Tell Me (What Love Can Do)" was originally, "What Love Can Do." The song was written about the power of universal love. Somewhere along the way, the band decided they didn't want to hear about the healing power of love, and the song took on a new direction.[citation needed]

The song "Can't Stop Lovin' You" pays homage to Ray Charles, who had his own hit song entitled "I Can't Stop Loving You". The Van Halen song references this with the lyric: "Hey, Ray, what you said is true, I can't stop lovin' you".

The Japanese Import also includes the bonus track "Crossing Over", which was the B-side to "Can't Stop Lovin' You".
Richard Scott on
On balance, "Balance" is pretty dull. Or, on balance, "Balance", would be better balanced if the balance of "Balance" was an Eddie Van Halen solo guitar solo.

Don't unbalance any finances with this. You do not need to get this album, unless you are a keen collector.

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