Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Live: Right Here Right Now
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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Donielle H. from LAS VEGAS, NV
Reviewed on 7/18/2011...
How could anyone not love Van Halen, esp with Sammy!!!
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Great sound, weak track listing
John Alapick | Wilkes-Barre, PA United States | 07/23/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Live: Right Here, Right Now is one of the best sounding live rock albums ever produced. However, it suffers tremendously from too many indulgent solos and way too many tracks from the uneven For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge album. Many of the tracks sound just like the studio versions sounding like a greatest hits album recorded live with a poor tracklist.
The album does contain many of the hits from the Sammy Hagar era such as "Right Now", "When It's Love", "Why Can't This Be Love", and "Dreams" among others. The album also contains two of his solo hits, "One Way To Rock" and "Give To Live." While these are both good tracks, his signature song "I Can't Drive 55" is noticeably absent. Eddie Van Halen's solo "316" is surely an excellent showcase on the album but Michael Anthony's "Ultra Bass" is way too long and Alex Van Halen's drum solo is nothing spectacular. One senses these were pretty impressive to see live but sound indulgent on a live album.
The album also suffers from featuring no less than 10 tracks from For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge and very little from the David Lee Roth era skipping completely over Van Halen II, Women and Children First, Fair Warning, and Diver Down. The addition of tracks such as "Dance The Night Away", "Beautiful Girls", "Everybody Wants Some", "Take Your Whiskey Home", "Unchained", "Mean Street", and "(Oh) Pretty Woman" and limiting down to 3 tracks from For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge would have helped this album big time. Hagar's singing on the few Roth-era tracks are decent but lack Roth's charisma. On a high note, their version of "Won't Get Fooled Again" is certainly one of the high points of the album. It's a shame that with all their strong material, they couldn't come up with a better live album. It reminds of you how Led Zeppelin released the lackluster live album The Song Remains The Same after releasing at least six classic albums with the only real difference being that this album sounds much better."
Why is this the only live album?!
Guybert | 08/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I really wish there were more Van Halen live albums, because this one really cooks! Sammy Hagar sounds excellent as usual and the band plays awesome on every track. "Judgement Day" sounds absolutely furious on this, better than the album version, in fact. "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" sounds really good. Sammy does a nice job on the Roth-era classic. "Ultra Bass" is outstanding! Finally, we get to hear Micheal Anthony at the forefront, not drowned out by everyone else. This is a very impressive solo and it's about time he got one on an album! "Pleasure Dome/Drum Solo" is incredible. Some very heavy guitar leads into a long, amazing drum solo by the incomparable Alex Van Halen. This guy has the energy of ten men, I'm sure. How he can do those lightning-quick solos for so long without collapsing is beyond me. Wow! "Love Walks In" is one of my favorite Sammy love songs and sounds superb with Eddie on Keyboard and Sammy on guitar. "Right Now" sounds great as usual, as does "Why Can't This Be Love." Well, I've highlighted some stuff by everyone but Eddie. "316" is his shining moment on this album. An amazing solo that has to be heard to be fully appreciated. His guitar work is great on every song, but this is the standout for him.Well, everything is awesome about this one except for one thing; the sound quality. It sounds too spacious, as if they recorded in the middle of the concert hall. As a result, it sounds like you're listening to the album with a concert hall effect on all the time. Too much echo is a result, which makes it harder to differentiate things.This is my only complaint. It is a small one considering how good this album is. If you are a Van Halen fan, you will love this. If you are a Sammy Hagar-era Van Halen fan, you will love it even more. There's only one way to rock, apparently, and this is it!"