Dreams - Van Halen 1993 @ The Whisky a Go-Go

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This special version of Van Halen's "Dreams" was filmed in March 1993 at the famed Whisky a Go-Go to celebrate their 15-year anniversary. It followed on the heels of the February 1993 release of their first live album "Live: Right Here, Right Now". They hadn't played the Whisky since 1978.

"When you been around as long as I have, there's some kind of anniversary/celebration every other day ha ha I can't believe it's been 37 years since '5150'. Playing the Whisky was right up there with Dallas Alley as one of the craziest things we ever did. What a great band. #Dreams" -Sammy

"Putting the show together to celebrate 25 years of Van Halen, we wanted to do something that would whip up a frenzy so we decided to do it at the Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood, one of the places where it all began for us. We figured we would play a show, keep it a secret, and anybody walking by on the strip that night could come in and there we would be up on stage. Then the club decided to put our name up on the marquee and that’s when the chaos started, thousands of fans in the street on the Sunset strip, looking for tickets to get into the show. They announced that they could get tickets down the street at a venue called the Palladium, and I remember us watching the news from a hotel room that we were at, thousands of fans, running down the street, Sunset Boulevard, to get to those tickets, it was fucking great!! They shut us down after only a few songs, but it turned out to be an amazing show. 'Live: Right Here, Right Now' was the second live album that we put out and at that point the band was firing on all cylinders, we were most definitely at the peak of what Van Halen was, and would ever be!! Watching it 30 years later, I think if we were still together today, no other band out there would be able to come close to how we were throwing it down!! The best of times for sure…" - Michael Anthony

This version has been upscaled to 1920x1440 from it's original 640x480 resolution.
Fan uploaded audio of the full show is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJggn5NPzxg

"Live: Right Here, Right Now" has been remastered and will be re-released for the first time in a limited edition red vinyl edition on April 22, 2023. This version also feature 3 additional tracks: "The Dream Is Over” and “Eagles Fly” from the companion DVD release that were not released on the original 2CD set and “Mine All Mine” from the Live: Jump EP from 1993. Get it at your local record store: https://recordstoreday.com/SpecialRelease/15912


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