The deluxe-edition version of VAN HALEN‘s much-anticipated new album, “A Different Kind Of Truth”, will contain a bonus DVD featuring four brand new acoustic-performance videos titled “The Downtown Sessions” including the songs “Panama”, “You And Your Blues”, “You Really Got Me” and “Beautiful Girls”.
“A Different Kind Of Truth” track listing:
02. She’s The Woman
03. You and Your Blues
04. China Town
05. Blood and Fire
07. As Is
09. The Trouble With Never
10. Outta Space
11. Stay Frosty
12. Big River
13. Beats Workin’
A “You Really Got Me” performance clip from “The Downtown Sessions”, shot at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles, can be seen below.
“A Different Kind Of Truth”, will arrive on February 7 via Interscope.
The album’s first single, “Tattoo”, came out on January 10. The song itself said to be is a rewrite of a very old VAN HALEN track “Down In Flames”, which the band used to play in its late Seventies club days but never recorded for any of its albums. The new version has a slightly different arrangement and fresh lyrics from singer David Lee Roth.
According to The Pulse Of Radio, at least two other songs on the new record, “She’s The Woman” and “Bullethead”, date back to the band’s early days as well. “She’s The Woman” appeared on a 1976 VAN HALEN demo produced by KISS bassist Gene Simmons, and was performed by the group last week during its show at the tiny Cafe Wha? in New York City.
Guitarist Eddie Van Halen has said in numerous interviews over the years that he has “10 albums” worth of unreleased material in his archives from throughout the band’s career.
Ironically, it was former singer Sammy Hagar who hinted that VAN HALEN might be digging into the vaults on the new album. Hagar recently told Rolling Stone, “I heard this record is old outtakes from the old days. I mean, stuff from before I even joined the band . . . Because from what I heard, they aren’t working with new material. Ed and Dave didn’t actually write new songs.”
VAN HALEN will kick off a North American tour on February 18 in Louisville, Kentucky. KOOL AND THE GANG will open for VAN HALEN on selected tour stops.