Sammy Hagar spoke with interviewer Kyle MeredithSammy Hagar about the status of the unreleased Van Halen ballad called Between Us Two which was originally recorded for the soundtrack to the 1996 blockbuster Twister. Hagar said (per, “Everyone keeps asking me if there’s any old songs that never got released, and I always say, ‘Not really. There was a couple.’ But I didn’t remember — two or three. Between Us Two, that’s a midtempo ballad. That’s like a Be Still  kind of a song, from my new album [Crazy Times’ by Sammy Hagar & The Circle]. If somebody said, ‘How was it?’ It was more like a Be Still. It was kind of almost country — not country, but… I don’t know. It was kind of like ,Can’t Stop Lovin’ You, [but] not as uptempo.”

He added that Between Us Two is completed and available to release. “We’ve got it. It’s done,” he said. “It’s in the archives. They’ll find it. They’re looking through the archives right now to try to remaster some of the old stuff from my era [with Van Halen]. And they’ll find it. That’s gonna be a treasure.”

Van Halen originally planned to complete two songs — Between Us Two and  The Silent Extreme — for the Twister soundtrack. The Silent Extreme eventually became Humans Being . Between Us Two ended up being replaced by Respect The Wind, an instrumental credited to guitarist Eddie Van Halen and drummer Alex Van Halen alone.

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    1. It might not be that bad. Remember, the whole Twister soundtrack and Humans Being was one of the final straws for Van Hagar. So the instrumental going on instead of the ballad may have only been a slight to Sammy and not the song.

    1. The Sammy era does not need remastering. It sounds great like it is. Dan Maccafferty has passed. That should be the main news on this site. He was one of the greatest singers of all time !!! Enough of Sammy for a while.

    2. Yes, the Hagar era albums DO need to be remastered! Especially “5150” and “OU812!” Yes they sound good on vinyl, but not on CD

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