Live: Right Here, Right Now

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Live: Right Here, Right Now.
Van Halen - Live- Right Here, Right Now CD.jpg
Live album by Van Halen
Released February 23, 1993 (1993-02-23)
Recorded May 14–15, 1992
Venue Selland Arena, Fresno, CA
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 141:17
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Van Halen, Andy Johns
Van Halen chronology
For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
(1991)
Live: Right Here, Right Now.
(1993)
Balance
(1995)
Sammy Hagar chronology
For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
(1991)
Live: Right Here, Right Now.
(1993)
Balance
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly C[2]
Q 4/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars[4]

Live: Right Here, Right Now. is the first live album by American hard rock band Van Halen, released in 1993. It is the band's only live album featuring Sammy Hagar, and the only live album by Van Halen until the release of Tokyo Dome Live in Concert in 2015.

History[edit]

The album combines songs performed over two nights in May 1992 at the Selland Arena in Fresno, CA. The bulk of the songs on this album were from the first night, such as the solos performed by Eddie Van Halen and Sammy Hagar. There is much debate as to whether or not the songs on this album have been doctored in the studio, as the original 1992 broadcast of these songs from Cabo Wabo were much more raw and unmixed sounding, and actually sounded more true to the band's live sound than the recording that was ultimately released.[citation needed]

The album contained only four David Lee Roth era songs (including Van Halen's arrangement of "You Really Got Me" by The Kinks), and two songs from Sammy Hagar solo years. It also featured drum and bass solos and a cover of a song by The Who. As was the case with all tours with Hagar, the band focused on songs from the new album, Hagar's solo material and covers for the tour's duration. The then-current album, For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge is very well represented, with ten of the eleven songs originally featured on that album. ("The Dream Is Over" was the only track not included on the album. Though it was included on the DVD release.)

Recording[edit]

The bulk of the tracks were recorded at the 1992 Fresno shows, as evidenced by both a 1992 radio presentation and the DVD live video release. Studio fixes, however, were admittedly present on the album. Says Hagar,

DLR-era Representation[edit]

Sammy Hagar sang four David Lee Roth era Van Halen songs on the album, "Panama" and "Jump" from 1984, and "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" and "You Really Got Me" from Van Halen. "You Really Got Me" is stopped before the 2 minute mark and starts "Cabo Wabo", a Hagar-era song. "You Really Got Me" picks up again when "Cabo Wabo" is finished, thus making the two songs one track on the album.

Also, during the "316" track, Eddie breaks out in three instrumentals from the Roth-led years. Those three being "Cathedral" from Diver Down, "Eruption" from Van Halen and the intro to "Mean Street" from Fair Warning.

The "Ultra Bass" track is Michael Anthony's bass solo, occasionally accompanied by Alex Van Halen's drums. During his solo, Anthony plays a portion of the Fair Warning track "Sunday Afternoon in the Park", which originally was a keyboard track performed by Eddie.

Track listing[edit]

All songs credited to Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar, Alex Van Halen and Edward Van Halen except where noted.

Disc one
No. Title Original album — year Length
1. "Poundcake"   For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge — 1991 5:28
2. "Judgement Day"   For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge — 1991 4:52
3. "When It's Love"   OU812 — 1988 5:22
4. "Spanked"   For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge — 1991 5:08
5. "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" (Anthony / David Lee Roth / A. Van Halen / E. Van Halen) Van Halen — 1978 4:37
6. "In 'n' Out"   For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge — 1991 6:21
7. "Dreams"   5150 — 1986 4:49
8. "Man on a Mission"   For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge — 1991 4:50
9. "Ultra Bass" (Michael Anthony bass solo)   5:15
10. "Pleasure Dome/Drum Solo"   For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge — 1991 9:38
11. "Panama" (Anthony / Roth / A. Van Halen / E. Van Halen) 1984 — 1984 6:39
12. "Love Walks In"   5150 — 1986 5:14
13. "Runaround"   For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge — 1991 5:21
Disc two
No. Title Original album — year Length
1. "Right Now"   For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge — 1991 6:13
2. "One Way to Rock" (Hagar) Standing Hampton — 1981 4:58
3. "Why Can't This Be Love"   5150 — 1986 5:22
4. "Give to Live"   I Never Said Goodbye — 1987 5:39
5. "Finish What Ya Started"   OU812 — 1988 5:50
6. "Best of Both Worlds"   5150 — 1986 5:00
7. "316"   For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge — 1991 11:37
8. "You Really Got Me/Cabo Wabo" (Ray Davies / Anthony / Hagar / A. Van Halen / E. Van Halen) Van Halen — 1978/OU812 — 1988 7:58
9. "Won't Get Fooled Again" (Pete Townshend)   5:41
10. "Jump" (Anthony / Roth / A. Van Halen / E. Van Halen) 1984 — 1984 4:26
11. "Top of the World"   For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge — 1991 4:59

On the German and Japanese versions of the album and in the Van Halen Box: 1986–1993 (only available in Japan), a bonus disc is included which includes the B-sides to the "Jump" single.

  1. "Eagles Fly" (Hagar) – 6:03 (Sammy Hagar solo song, from I Never Said Goodbye) (appears on the Live: Right Here, Right Now. video album)
  2. "Mine All Mine" – 5:27 (from OU812) (recorded in Tokyo on February 2, 1989, as part of the OU812 Tour)

† denotes a single

Home video[edit]

Live: Right Here, Right Now.
Van Halen - Live- Right Here, Right Now DVD.jpg
Video by Van Halen
Released January 23, 1993 (1993-01-23)
Recorded May 14–15, 1992
Venue Selland Arena, Fresno, CA
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 120:00
Label Warner Reprise Video
Van Halen chronology
Video Hits Volume I
(1996)
Live: Right Here, Right Now
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[6]

The footage was filmed with 15 cameras over two nights in May 1992 and mixed together, with the bulk of the footage and music coming from the second night. The DVD is single-sided but dual-layer format, running approximately 120 minutes long. The only non-musical items are optional subtitles or closed captioning (DVD) plus a brief clip of each performer (not in concert) talking about music in general. 15 of the songs here were part of the 27 recordings from the live double-CD album with the addition of two songs which were not on the audio album: "The Dream Is Over" and "Eagles Fly".

Track listing

  1. "Poundcake" – 5:28
  2. "Judgement Day" – 4:52
  3. "Man on a Mission" – 4:49
  4. "When It's Love" – 5:22
  5. "In 'n' Out" – 6:20
  6. "Right Now" – 6:13
  7. "Ultra Bass" – 5:15
  8. "Pleasure Dome/Drum Solo" – 9:38
  9. "Spanked" – 5:08
  10. "Runaround" – 5:21
  11. "Finish What Ya Started" – 5:50
  12. "Eagles Fly" (Hagar) - 6:03
  13. "316" – 11:37
  14. "You Really Got Me/Cabo Wabo" (Ray Davies / Anthony / Hagar / A. Van Halen / E. Van Halen) – 7:58
  15. "The Dream Is Over"
  16. "Jump" (Anthony / Roth / A. Van Halen / E. Van Halen) – 4:26
  17. "Top of the World" – 4:59

Personnel[edit]

Van Halen
Additional personnel
Technical personnel
  • Producers: Van Halen, Andy Johns
  • Mixing: Andy Johns
  • Mixing assistant: Rail Jon Rogut
  • Art direction: Jeri Heiden
  • Design: Lyn Bradley, Jeri Heiden
  • Photography: David Graham, John Halpern, Mark Seliger

Certification[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[7] Gold 50,000^
United States (RIAA)[8] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1993 The Billboard 200 5

Singles[edit]

Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1993 "Jump (Live)" Mainstream Rock Tracks
1993 "Won't Get Fooled Again" Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
1993 "Dreams (Live)" Billboard Hot 100 111

References[edit]

  1. ^ Live: Right Here, Right Now at AllMusic
  2. ^ Altman, Billy (March 5, 1993). "Right Here Right Now Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Van Halen - Live: Right Here, Right Now CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved November 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Van Halen: Album Guide". Rolling Stone. Retrieved November 25, 2012. 
  5. ^ Hagar, Sammy. "Red". HarperCollins Books, 2011, p.147
  6. ^ Live: Right Here, Right Now at AllMusic
  7. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Van Halen – Right Here, Right Now". Music Canada. 
  8. ^ "American album certifications – Van Halen – Right Here, Right Now". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH