Van Halen – Unique Alternate ‘Diver Down’ Acetate LP, From Former Warner Bros Chairman
An ultra rare, possibly unique pre-release acetate of an alternate version of Van Halen’s 1982 album Diver Down, from the collection of a former senior executive of Warner Bros. Records who worked closely with the band.
The acetate, in NM-/EX+ condition, has a different song order and some different song names than the released version. The timings are approximately the same as the released album, but as this is a pre-mastered version, we’d guess the EQ is different (and possibly some mixes, though we cannot confirm that.) And best of all,, it sounds great.
Recordmecca’s Jeff Gold is a former Executive Vice President/General Manager of Warner Bros Records, and obtained this from the collection of a former co-worker. With Recordmecca’s written guarantee of authenticity/lifetime guarantee, signed by Jeff Gold. A unique opportunity to obtain a truly rare Van Halen record.
The track order on the acetate is:
3:03 Where Have All the Good Times Gone
3:16 Full Bug (The Full Bug on finished album)
4:31 Intruder/Pretty Woman
2:42 Big Bad Bill
3:28 Hang Em High
0:41 AC Guitar (Little Guitars (Intro) on finished album)
3:48 Little Guitars
3:41 Dancing in the Streets
1:20 El Guitar (Cathedral on finished album)
1:01 Happy Trails
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