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This is the Rare Van Halen Vault by Chris Gossett. At the Main Van Halen Page you will find over 170 tracks of rare, unreleased, original, studio, and live songs by Van Halen, documentaries, 31 official videos.
Photography by Official Van Halen Album Photographer, Neil Zlozower, used with written permission.
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Van Halen were so widely missed that the rare and unreleased songs they produced became more valued to the pure fan over time. You have found the largest source of official Van Halen Videos - over 30 in all and for original, unofficial videos created for rare and unreleased Van Halen songs, David Lee Roth only, Sammy Hagar only, VH/DLR, VH/SH, VHIII and the "Van Halen Circle" including Chickenfoot with 130 rare and unreleased tracks to hear! Van Halen with David Lee Roth ruled and rules again. So many people appreciate David Lee Roth it is surprising that the sales of David Lee Roth solo albums were so low. It is not surprising the commercial success enjoyed by the band during the Van Hagar era but we will examine the opinion that he somehow changed the band. Edward Van Halen changes the band as Edward Van Halen changes; FACT. The new fan has but to click to gather albums and some unreleased material but the bulk of the rare Van Halen has become more sparse on the internet due to regulations that have stifled previously great sources for the rare material that is out there so a source like this is necessary for Van Halen fans. Photography by Neil Zlozower, "Zloz," (official Van Halen photographer for album art and more since 1978) used with written permission. 5150 Design Art used with written permission. While this is an unofficial Van Halen site it is officially authorized to use the crème de la crème in official Van Halen pictures and art.
Van Halen Rare & Unreleased Songs
Van Halen With David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar
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Van Halen Original Unreleased Songs
Rare & Unreleased Van Halen
-Live Van Halen, side projects,
rare appearances, instrumentals and more. If you want you can watch any of the individual songs videos by
clicking that Van Halen song name in the list above to the right.
As a teen fan, I
Van Halen records, rush home, put them on the turntable, record them the first
time I ever played them onto a cassette, then the record would go back in the
sleeve, only to be removed when I recorded them again, making my own greatest
hits. There are many other great songs not appearing on
Van Halen albums.
I have 40 Van Halen original, unreleased songs, that were
recorded but not released on any Van Halen album - some were, just
re-worked; in 2012, now more meet this criteria... I have multiple
versions of most of these; around 80 in total. There are many
more catalogued by the Van Halen Encylopedia, as having been recorded by
the band, however many have been attainable to the public. 90 percent of these are David Lee Roth on vocals.
Considering the unreleased Van Halen studio songs, the total number of
Van Halen songs, released and unreleased originals now comes to over 200 songs.
Additionally there are demos of songs that either didn't change as final
releases on the albums and there are demos of songs that changed 180
degrees by the time of the release of the song to the Van Halen album.
I could see the band making some of these songs, anew, with David Lee Roth
and Wolfgang Van Halen. Some of these are completely awesome,
incredible songs that you just have to wonder why they weren't put on
albums. Post Note - 7 of the 13 tracks on "A Different Kind Of
Truth" are recognizable here.
Rare & Unreleased Van Halen -Live Van Halen, side projects, rare appearances, instrumentals and more. If you want you can watch any of the individual songs videos by clicking that Van Halen song name in the list above to the right.
As a teen fan, I would buy Van Halen records, rush home, put them on the turntable, record them the first time I ever played them onto a cassette, then the record would go back in the sleeve, only to be removed when I recorded them again, making my own greatest hits.
There are many other great songs not appearing on Van Halen albums. I have 40 Van Halen original, unreleased songs, that were recorded but not released on any Van Halen album - some were, just re-worked; in 2012, now more meet this criteria... I have multiple versions of most of these; around 80 in total. There are many more catalogued by the Van Halen Encylopedia, as having been recorded by the band, however many have been attainable to the public. 90 percent of these are David Lee Roth on vocals. Considering the unreleased Van Halen studio songs, the total number of Van Halen songs, released and unreleased originals now comes to over 200 songs. Additionally there are demos of songs that either didn't change as final releases on the albums and there are demos of songs that changed 180 degrees by the time of the release of the song to the Van Halen album. I could see the band making some of these songs, anew, with David Lee Roth and Wolfgang Van Halen. Some of these are completely awesome, incredible songs that you just have to wonder why they weren't put on albums. Post Note - 7 of the 13 tracks on "A Different Kind Of Truth" are recognizable here.
HERE IS EVERY UNRELEASED ORIGINAL SONG BY VAN HALEN I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO FIND:
*-another's video #-video embedding was not allowed
Unreleased Original Song Title
Details - Year and commentary
|80-Totally Awesome! Recorded 2 times but went un-used|
|Should be used today! USED ANEW on ADKOT as "Big River".|
|Pre 78-Incredible guitar! Interesting lyrics, great groove.|
|There is one version known by two names; "We Die Young" and "We Die Bold".|
She's The Woman (129, 130)
|Pre 78-Great song, proved to Van Halen Michael Anthony had background vocals|
|they loved best. I have 4 versions of this. 1 & 2, 3 & 4 USED ANEW on ADKOT.|
Voodoo Queen (131)
|Pre 78-Basically "Mean Street", in 1977. COOL vocals. I have four versions one|
|live and two studio recordings plus an instrumental of this Van Halen song.|
|Pre 78-Excellent song, unique genre for VH. Fantastic guitar!|
|Should have been on Van Halen II or Diver Down - great fit. Two live versions.|
|79-NOT "Light Up The Sky"; slower, heavier. Very cool song|
|If the similar name kept it off an album that's a mistake. Two studio versions exist.|
|79-Excellent song recorded 3 times. Should've been on VHII.|
|Period. I have three versions of this song.|
|78-1 recording of it - again, should have been on VHII.|
|Period. I have two versions of this song. USED ANEW on ADKOT as "Tattoo".|
|77-a Gene Simmons Demo. Might have been "too different" in the old days. Not today.|
|Two versions exist. USED ANEW on ADKOT as "Outta Space".|
|77-Stupid lyrics, about a fat girl, no offense. Serious. It WAS! Re write lyrics|
|GS demo sounds like a KISS song. USED ANEW on ADKOT as "Beats Workin' "|
|77-Gene Simmons Demo that sounds excellent today.Extremely|
|cool song. "Take Your Whiskey Home" bridge leads to chorus. Two versions exist.|
|75-This was recorded solo, by David Lee Roth. Van Halen did|
|it backstage once with soundboard was NOT recording. DAMN!|
|Pre 78-Fantastic song. Fantastic groove, lyrics, guitar.Crazy like "Loss Of Control"|
|Should be on a Van Halen album.Today! One version. #-Video embedding disabled.|
|Pre 78-Dave talked like this isn't even a song. Sounds like one!. It's easy to see|
|why it didn't make it - the vocals.'Music rocks! I have two versions of this song.|
|Pre 78-Cool song, with neat lyrics and lyrical structure. beginning went to the beginning|
|of "Take Me Back (Deja Vu)" with Hagar from Balance. Great Song-several a.k.a.'s.|
|Pre 78-Lyrics are lacking, but the guitar work made the backbone of Van Halen|
|songs. A really neat song. I have three live versions of this song, 1 studio.|
|84?-Cool instrumental that came from the Wild Life era.|
|USED ANEW on ADKOT with lyrics added by David Lee Roth for "Blood And Fire"|
The Wild Life (132)
|84-This keyboard instrumental and medley is from The Wild Life, not to|
|be confused with John Waite's "Wild Life" song performed with Eddie live.|
|84-Recorded at 5150 in its earliest days of operation, a guitar|
|instrumental some have inaccurately said is Alex with Ed on drums. (???)|
|86-This riff was the basis for "Stompin' " and also "Twist The Knife" with Lukather.|
|Van Halen later did this song on VH3, "Dirty Water Dog". This version is best.|
|98-Another Van Halen 3 song which was passed on for|
|"Without You" but should have been included on the disc.|
|84-This is not really UNRELEASED per se, but who can find it in vinyl? This IS|
|from "The Wild Life" soundtrack. "Jump"-ish! Of course there's one recording.|
|80-This instrumental did not make the Women And Children First album but easily|
|could have and probably should have. Only one recorded version is known.|
|84-This was played live and if it's improvisation, it's awesome|
|If it's not improvisation then it needs inclusion somewhere!|
|Part I - 84?-Guitar Institute of Technology Eddie and Alan Holdsworth go about 12|
|minutes of a jam that is probably the coolest jazz.|
|Part II - Shorter, more rocking, less jazz.|
|Pre 78-This song is way too short. Never finished. The solo is|
|cool and it just ends. " 'Could've been a contender.' " There is one version known.|
|Pre 78-1st heard on Steve Stippich's ultra rare Van Halen LP "Rules Are For Fools" -|
|acetate LP. ULTRA rare. I have 3 versions. USED ANEW on ADKOT as "Bullethead "|
One More Time (134)
|Pre 78-Pretty good song. Several parts are from other songs but mostly doesn't seem|
|familiar. There is only one known recording of this.|
|Pre 78-Again, this sounds like no other song, no part of it is in another song.|
|This song was re-recorded the most. I have SIX versions of this. (a.k.a. "Bad Women")|
|Pre 78-A really good song with several versions - 4 I have; 1 live, 3 studio demos|
|This song is about a girl who balloons on her boyfriend - a big gut & big butt.|
|73-Van Halen's first studio recording. Doubtful this would be used again but it's a|
|10/10 for a first demo ever! Only one known recording.|
|Pre 78-This song was written around a long drum solo, but the rest of it is pretty|
|cool. Has familiar sounds through it. I have three versions - 2 min, 5 min, 8 min.|
|Pre 78-This Van Halen song has a lot of cool guitar, some sounds like VHII. Only one|
|version known. Has a lot of cool guitar.|
|Early version of "Beautiful Girls". One demo version, different lyrics.|
|Pre 78-Great song with an outstanding chorus and melody. There are three|
|versions I have of this. Written by another band, no version has ever been released.|
|Pre 78-This is a great song with several versions - 3 I have. One is an upbeat|
version that is faster paced, with GREAT vocals, two are slower paced, live versions.
|Pre 78-Great song with a real cool groove. There is one known version recorded.|
|I almost forgot about this one. Listening to it the solo is the best part. Lyrics lack.|
|Pre 78-Neat song with cool vocals, poor audio quality. There is one known version|
Signature screams. Has very atypical VH intro and bridge. Fast solo - slick.
|Hesitation is there to call this "unreleased" because it was included on a CD single|
|and the Japanese release of Balance but the Van Halen community considers it such.|
|Early Hang 'Em High Version. One demo version, different lyrics, same music|
So there are about 40 known unreleased original songs by Van Halen that have been attainable, and counting the multiple versions of these songs there are a total of 80 original, unreleased Van Halen songs that I have in my collection. Of course there are always more songs recorded for an album than put on any given album. There are many more unreleased, original Van Halen songs I know of, from the Van Halen Encyclopedia, however, they have been unattainable.
Then there are many more covers Van Halen played in their bar days and over the years that are considered rare Van Halen cover songs. I have 89 covers of others performed by Van Halen in my iTunes.
Then there are songs Edward Van Halen has done with others, that are considered "side projects" such as "The Wild Life", and albums with other artists such as Star Fleet with Brian May as well as other projects and album appearances Eddie Van Halen has made with Thomas Dolby, Rich Wyman, Steve Lukather, Roger Waters, Michael Jackson, Patty Smyth, John Waite and Nicollete Larsen. Never forget Ed appeared, playing bass on Sammy Hagar's 1987 solo album. (originally called "Sammy Hagar" and re-named "I Never Said Goodbye" through an MTV contest) Ed appeared on Saturday Night Live, he appeared with Jan Hammer, at the Les Paul 80th Birthday Party, he has played numerous events.
Van Halen Unreleased, Rare, Live Songs
Fans have waited well over two decades for the chance to hear the live 2008 tracks, in a tiny player, atop this page of Van Halen Songs. They started out as soundboard recordings which were in serious need of enhancement as they were so muffled and imbalanced between the bass and treble and had essentially no mids. A few adjustments on a Macintosh later and we have what sounds like a dream come true because not only is it crystal clear audio, but Van Halen truly improved over the span of their recent tour.
The final product largely improved through Wolfgang's maturity and evolvement as a bassist and vocalist and as an entertainer. Clearly his musicianship foots the bill. Wolfgang Van Halen has become so polished that his playing simply tightened down like a bolt. Wolfie is the living proof that the adage still applies; "And The Cradle WILL ROCK..." Edward Van Halen returned to being consistent and plays flawlessly...again. David Lee Roth sounded surprisingly youthful. Alex Van Halen was simply himself; reliable to the core. Simply put, Van Halen was playing phenomenally at the end of the '07-'08 tour. From "You Really Got Me" to "Everybody Wants Some!!" to "Panama," "Hot For Teacher" and "Jump" you will find no better quality Van Halen 4.0 concert audio anywhere.
This player has 80 rare Van Halen songs videos I made but there are over 130 I made below, over 30 made by others, over 30 official vids-scroll page.
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