Tokyo Dome in Concert

Tokyo Dome in Concert

by Van HalenVan Halen


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Van Halen didn't release a live album until 1993, by which time David Lee Roth had long since left the group. Tokyo Dome in Concert arrived some 22 years later, by which time Diamond Dave had returned to the fold and Michael Anthony had left, replaced by Eddie Van Halen's son Wolfgang. In other words, this isn't the dream double-live set of the fans' dreams -- the original lineup captured in their 1977-1984 peak -- but rather a surprisingly muscular reunion. If Roth's voice isn't what it used to be, he still radiates charm -- he's always happy to be there, so you're happy to be there with him -- and having Van Halen tackle the group's classics underscores what a different band this incarnation actually is. Michael Anthony happily hugged the root note of a chord, anchoring the wild flourishes of Eddie and Alex, but Wolfgang follows his father and uncle into the breach, slapping and bouncing notes with maniacal energy. What this version lacks in muscle it makes up in dexterity, a shift that's not quite as subtle as it reads. All this activity turns Tokyo Dome in Concert into a marathon taken at the speed of a sprint -- no wonder David Lee Roth often seems breathless!

Product Details

Release Date: 03/31/2015
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227955236
catalogNumber: 547643
Rank: 3016

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Van Halen   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Michael McDonald   Composer
Roy Orbison   Composer
David Lee Roth   Composer
Ray Davies   Composer
John Brim   Composer
Van Halen   Composer,Producer
Eddie Van Halen   Composer
Alex Van Halen   Composer
John Douglas   Drum Technician
Chris Morrison   Bass Technician
Bill Dees   Composer
Michael Anthony   Composer
Jerry Harvey   Monitor Engineer
Jim Ward   Monitor Technician
Shelly Toscano   Artwork,Layout
Matt Bruck   Guitar Techician

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