Van Halen‘s ninth studio album, For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, debuted at number one and stayed there for three weeks during the summer of 1991. It was the third consecutive number one album from singer Sammy Hagar, guitarist Eddie Van Halen, drummer Alex Van Halen and bassist Michael Anthony.

An expanded edition of the album is arriving this summer from Rhino, including a newly remastered version of the original, along with previously unreleased audio and video footage from Van Halen‘s December 4th, 1991 concert in Dallas, Texas.

For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge (Expanded Edition) will be available on July 12th and includes two LPs, two CDs, and a Blu-ray. It is available for pre-order, here.

Rhino.com will have an exclusive bundle featuring the release and a set of four seven-inch singles, including Poundcake / Pleasure DomeTop Of The World / In ‘N’ OutRight Now (Organ Version) / Man On A Mission and Right Now (Guitar Version) / The Dream Is Over (Instrumental Version).

Originally released in June 1991, For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge was an immediate success. It reached triple platinum certification and earned Van Halen its first Grammy Award for “Best Hard Rock Performance” and American Music Award for “Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Album”. Producer and engineer Bernie Grundman expertly remastered and cut lacquers for this edition, ensuring pristine sound quality.

The expanded edition includes previously unreleased alternate versions of Right Now and The Dream Is Over. The main attraction, however, has to be the previously unreleased concert footage from Van Halen‘s December 4, 1991, performance in Dallas. Captured during the For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge tour, this electrifying show is a powerful example of 

The show’s setlist mixes new songs (Judgement Day and Poundcake) with songs from 5150 and OU812 (Best Of Both Worlds and Finish What Ya Started). The band also played Panama, a hit from its time with singer David Lee Roth, plus two of Hagar‘s hits, I Can’t Drive 55 and There’s Only One Way To Rock.

In addition, the Blu-ray includes the official music videos for PoundcakeRunaroundTop Of The World and the 1992 MTV VMA “Video Of The Year” winner Right Now. Finally, the remastered album is included in the set as a double LP, featuring an etching of the Van Halen logo on the fourth side.

For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge (Expanded Edition) 2-CD track listing:

Disc One: Original Album Remastered:

1.  Poundcake
2.  Judgement Day
3.  Spanked
4.  Runaround
5.  Pleasure Dome
6.  In ‘N’ Out
7.  Man On A Mission
8.  The Dream Is Over
9.  Right Now
10. 316
11. Top Of The World

Disc Two: Rarities & Live:

1.  Right Now – Organ Version (Single Mix)
2.  The Dream Is Over – Instrumental Version *
3.  Right Now – Guitar Version (Single Mix) *

Live at the Westend Market, Dallas, TX (12/4/91):

4.  Poundcake *
5.  Judgement Day *
6.  There’s Only One Way To Rock *
7.  Runaround *
8.  Why Can’t This Be Love *
9.  Panama *
10. A Apolitical Blues *
11. Finish What Ya Started *
12. I Can’t Drive 55 *
13. Best Of Both Worlds *
14. Top Of The World *

Blu-ray Live at the Westend Market, Dallas, TX (12/4/91):

1.  Poundcake *
2.  Judgement Day *
3.  There’s Only One Way To Rock *
4.  Runaround *
5.  Why Can’t This Be Love *
6.  Panama *
7.  A Apolitical Blues *
8.  Finish What Ya Started *
9.  I Can’t Drive 55 *
10. Best Of Both Worlds *
11. Top Of The World *
12. Poundcake – Promo Video
13. Runaround – Promo Video
14. Right Now – Promo Video
15. Top Of The World – Promo Video

LP: Original Album Remastered 2-LP track listing

LP One:

Side One:

1. Poundcake
2. Judgement Day
3. Spanked
4. Runaround

Side Two:

1. Pleasure Dome
2. In ‘N’ Out
3. Man On A Mission

LP Two:

Side One:

1. The Dream Is Over
2. Right Now
3. 316
4. Top Of The World

Side Two:

Van Halen Logo Etching

* Previously unreleased

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  1. Dana.. don’t be jealous…like I stated in a reply way back I was close with Kevin…so Randy and I crossed paths frequently..one I’ll never forget was going to karl Sandoval to pick up a guitar he was working on for me…Randy was there playing it when i showed up.. laughing saying he liked my set up…..I still own that guitar….so there’s that memory… I will try to share more in future posts….just don’t know where to post them.:)

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