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VAN HALEN Diver Down (2000 issue US Warner Music 12-track promotional only CD acetate issued exclusively to reviewers & radio stations, originally released in 1982 and featuring a collection of 4 original recordings, 3 instrumentals and 5 cover versions, custom printed disc & title/tracklisting inlay).

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Van Halen Diver Down US Promo CD-R acetate
Tracklisting / Additional Info: 1. Where Have All The good Times Gone
2. Hang 'em High
3. Cathedral
4. Secrets
5. Intruder
6. Pretty Woman
7. Dancing In The Street
8. Little Guitars Intro
9. Little Guitars
10. Big Bad Bill
11. The Full Bug
12. Happy Trails
Condition : This item is in Excellent condition or better (unless it says otherwise in the above description). We buy items as close to Mint condition as possible and many will be unplayed and as close to new as you could hope to find. Irrespective of the source, all of our collectables meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed. Click here for more info.
Availability: Sold Out - 'Request Next' to get an email if it comes back into stock.
Year of Release: 2000
Artist: Van Halen (click here for complete listing)
Title: Diver Down (click here for more of the same title)
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Format: CD-R acetate
CD-R’s (Compact Disc-Recordable - also known as CD-Writable) are now often produced by record companies prior to, or instead of, distribution of a ‘finished’ promotional CD. Also known as a CD-R ‘acetate’, they got this name when they first appeared as they were the digital technology equivalent of the metal and lacquer ‘acetate’ discs of the 60’s & 70’s. These were first cut in the studio, direct from the master tape and they enabled the artist, producer or record company executive to hear a track away from the studio environment almost straightaway; all they needed was a turntable to play the acetate. Nowadays the same theory applies, although on CD-R they can simply play it on their car stereo or personal Walkman! Early U.S. CD-R’s were gold in colour, and usually had simple handwritten artist and title information on the disc and sleeve insert, much like the acetates of previous decades. As technology progressed these discs were customised by the studios using them. They subsequently progressed to the silver and blue discs still in use today. These almost always have computer printed titles on the ‘label’ side and since duplication techniques have improved they are often a cheaper, and quicker, alternative for record companies to use instead of manufacturing proper compact discs. In extreme cases some CD-R’s may be produced weeks or months before a promotional disc is planned; even before titles, catalogue numbers and release dates have been scheduled. As a result some tracks may be left un-mastered, meaning they have not gone through the final editing process, they could have alternate ‘work-in-progress’ titles or be somehow different to the final mastered version. Generally, however, they are more likely to be used as a simple promotional format in much the same way that the more traditional promotional CDs are. CD-R’s are usually housed in a plain white titled sleeve which gives just basic information such as artist, title, tracks, running time and record or production company logos; but they can sometimes be issued in a picture sleeve if the final artwork is available. They rarely display a catalogue number. Depending on their intended purpose they can be just 1-track (usually the next single), multiple track album samplers or ‘teasers’, full albums, or even multiple discs to promote boxed sets or a back catalogue reissue campaign. They have become ever more collectable in recent years and genuine, early examples have been known to fetch significant sums.

Record Label: Warner
Catalogue No: 2-47718
Country of Origin: USA  
Language: Regardless of country of origin all tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
Additional info: Promo
Deleted
EIL.COM Ref No VNHCRDI356083 (quote this reference in any e-mails, letters, faxes or phone calls to help identify this item)
Genres: Rock
Related Artists: Chickenfoot, David Lee Roth, Montrose, Private Life, Ronnie Montrose, Sammy Hagar
Complete Stock List: Van Halen
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