Van Halen – Unreleased Alternate ‘Diver Down’ Acetate LP (from former Warner Bros. Exec)

An ultra rare and 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.  It will come with his letter of authenticity/lifetime guarantee.

The track order on the acetate is:

Side 1

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

Side 2

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)

3:24 Secrets

1:01 Happy Trails

A unique opportunity to obtain a truly rare Van Halen record.

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