The Best of Both Worlds

The Best of Both Worlds

by Van HalenVan Halen

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As the title indicates, this two-disc retrospective strives to please both David Lee Roth devotees and Sammy Hagar heads by dividing its contents fairly equitably between the two frontmen -- leaving the Gary Cherone era mercifully untouched. Naturally, the collection presents all the band's touchstones, from bulldozing early faves like "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" to more sophisticated latter-day efforts like "Right Now," but just as important, it puts a three-pack of new tunes on the table. That material shows Van Halen to be anything but stuck in the past -- even though the nu-metal-styled "It's About Time" ends with Hagar bellowing a command to "turn your clocks back." That song is the strongest of the trio, but fans are likely to find plenty to dig in the typically strutting "Up for Breakfast" as well as "Learning to See," the requisite power ballad, replete with demonstrative piano lines from Eddie Van Halen. While there's not much in the way of rarities -- the concert staple "Eruption," previously only available on the B-side to "Runnin' With the Devil," is about as off-the-wall as it gets -- Best of Both Worlds ties together Van Halen's long and winding history with plenty of pizzazz.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/20/2004
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227896126
catalogNumber: 78961
Rank: 66


Disc 1

  1. Eruption
  2. You Really Got Me
  3. Ain’t Talkin’ ’Bout Love
  4. Jamie’s Cryin’
  5. Runnin’ With The Devil
  6. Beautiful Girls
  7. Dance The Night Away
  8. And The Cradle Will Rock...
  9. Everybody Wants Some
  10. Unchained
  11. Dancing In The Street
  12. (Oh) Pretty Woman
  13. Hot For Teacher
  14. Jump
  15. Panama
  16. I’ll Wait
  17. Why Can’t This Be Love
  18. Dreams
  19. Best Of Both Worlds
  20. Love Walks In

Disc 2

  1. When It's Love
  2. Finish What You Started
  3. Feels So Good
  4. Black And Blue
  5. Poundcake
  6. Runaround
  7. Right Now
  8. Top Of The World
  9. Can’t Stop Loving You
  10. Not Enough
  11. It’s About Time
  12. Learning To See
  13. Up For Breakfast
  14. Ain’t Talkin’ ’Bout Love
  15. Jump
  16. Panama

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Van Halen   Primary Artist
Sammy Hagar   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
David Lee Roth   Vocals
Alex Van Halen   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Michael Anthony   Bass,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Ivory Joe Hunter   Composer
Marvin Gaye   Composer
Sammy Hagar   Composer
Michael McDonald   Composer
Roy Orbison   Composer
David Lee Roth   Composer
Ray Davies   Composer
Glen Ballard   Audio Production
Bruce Fairbairn   Audio Production
Andy Johns   Audio Production
William "Mickey" Stevenson   Composer
Ted Templeman   Audio Production
Van Halen   Audio Production
Eddie Van Halen   Composer
Alex Van Halen   Composer
David Wild   Liner Notes
Jeri Heiden   Art Direction
Steve Woolard   Discographical Annotation
Bill Dees   Composer
Michael Anthony   Composer
Sara Cumings   Art Direction

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