Tokyo Dome Live in Concert

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Tokyo Dome Live in Concert
A painting of a steam liner coming toward the camera
Live album by
ReleasedMarch 31, 2015 (2015-03-31)
RecordedJune 21, 2013 at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan
GenreHard rock, heavy metal
Length119:52
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerVan Halen
Van Halen chronology
A Different Kind of Truth
(2012)
Tokyo Dome Live in Concert
(2015)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

Tokyo Dome Live in Concert is a live album by American hard rock band Van Halen, released on March 31, 2015. It is their first live album with original lead vocalist David Lee Roth, and second live album overall, after 1993's Live: Right Here, Right Now.

History[edit]

The official press release announcing the album arrived on February 5, 2015. This was only after the information leaked a couple days earlier and after months of speculation.[2]

The album is Van Halen's first live album with their original lead singer David Lee Roth and current bassist Wolfgang Van Halen. The album features songs from every Roth-fronted Van Halen album, including their 2012 release, A Different Kind of Truth. However, Roth's vocal performance on the album has been criticized.[3]

According to Eddie Van Halen, the band originally wanted to remix 25 original song demos that Van Halen had done before they were signed to a major label, however, the original tapes could not be found. They then considered releasing recordings of their early club performances, but the sound quality was deemed too poor. As a result, it was decided to choose a concert recording from their A Different Kind of Truth Tour. According to Eddie, they had a Pro Tools workstation attached to their mixing board each night of that tour.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Disc one
No.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."Unchained"Fair Warning (1981)4:56
2."Runnin' with the Devil"Van Halen (1978)3:44
3."She's the Woman"A Different Kind of Truth (2012)2:57
4."I'm the One"Van Halen4:12
5."Tattoo"A Different Kind of Truth4:32
6."Everybody Wants Some!!"Women and Children First (1980)8:30
7."Somebody Get Me a Doctor"Van Halen II (1979)3:22
8."China Town"A Different Kind of Truth3:22
9."Hear About It Later"Fair Warning5:11
10."(Oh) Pretty Woman"Diver Down (1982)3:08
11."Me & You (Drum Solo)" (titled "Drum Struck" on digital releases) 2:54
12."You Really Got Me"Van Halen5:34
Disc two
No.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."Dance the Night Away"Van Halen II4:27
2."I'll Wait"1984 (1984)5:03
3."And the Cradle Will Rock..."Women and Children First3:44
4."Hot for Teacher"19845:44
5."Women in Love..."Van Halen II4:25
6."Romeo Delight"Women and Children First5:47
7."Mean Street"Fair Warning5:11
8."Beautiful Girls"Van Halen II3:36
9."Ice Cream Man"Van Halen5:10
10."Panama"19844:20
11."Eruption"Van Halen8:08
12."Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love"Van Halen6:07
13."Jump"19845:48

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[5] 67
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[6] 115
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[7] 71
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[8] 48
French Albums (SNEP)[9] 87
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[10] 64
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 59
Japan (Oricon)[12] 19
Scotland (Official)[13] 57
US (Billboard 200)[14] 20
US (Billboard Rock Chart)[15] 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Tokyo Dome in Concert". AllMusic.
  2. ^ "Van Halen's Definitive Live Album & Remasters — FULL DETAILS". Van Halen News Desk. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  3. ^ "CRR Review - Van Halen - Tokyo Dome in Concert". Classicrockrevisited.com. Retrieved 2018-08-05.
  4. ^ "Eddie Van Halen Speaks! Five Things We Learned in a Rare New Interview". Ultimateclassicrock.com. Retrieved 2015-06-20.
  5. ^ Ryan, Gavin (April 11, 2015). "ARIA Albums: Spirit Of The Anzacs Is No 1". Noise11.com. Retrieved April 11, 2015.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Van Halen – Live - Tokyo Dome in Concert" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Van Halen – Live - Tokyo Dome in Concert" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Van Halen – Live - Tokyo Dome in Concert" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
  9. ^ "Lescharts.com – Van Halen – Live - Tokyo Dome in Concert". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
  10. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Van Halen – Live - Tokyo Dome in Concert". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
  11. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Van Halen – Live - Tokyo Dome in Concert". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
  12. ^ "オリコン週間 CDアルバムランキング 2015年03月30日〜2015年04月05日 11〜20位". Oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 2015-06-20.
  13. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2015-06-20.
  14. ^ "Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Ed Sheeran Scores His Second Million-Selling Album". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2015-06-20.
  15. ^ "Top Rock Albums". Billboard.com. 2015-04-18. Retrieved 2015-06-20.