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I recently purchased a used copy of Diver Down (1982) by Van Halen on Vinyl. Catalog number BSK 3677. I noticed that the tracks are shown out of order on the back cover.

Was this a misprint or is there some other reason?


Track Listing

Back Cover order (italicized tracks are shown in the wrong order):

  • (A1) Where Have All the Good Times Gone
  • (B2/B3) Little Guitars
  • (A2) Hang 'em High
  • (A4) Secrets
  • (A5) Intruder
  • (A6) (Oh) Pretty Woman
  • (B4) Big Bad Bill (Is Sweet William Now)
  • (B1) Dancing in the Street
  • (A3) Cathedral
  • (B6) Happy Trails
  • (B5) The Full Bug

Actual order:

Side A -

  • Where Have All the Good Times Gone
  • Hang 'Em High
  • Cathedral
  • Secrets
  • Intruder
  • (Oh) Pretty Woman

Side B -

  • Dancing in the Street
  • Little Guitars (intro)
  • Little Guitars
  • Big Bad Bill (Is Sweet William Now)
  • The Full Bug
  • Happy Trails

Images

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  • Nice question, I've been checkin online, and I've found no mention of this... Note that on recent CD releases, this is corrected. – Bebs Jan 16 '17 at 8:49
  • Thanks. Yeah in fact the first thing I did when I noticed was checked my CD sleeve. I know the track order by memory from repeated plays :) And every track listing I've found online shows the correct order, but no mention of the incorrectly ordered list. – sanpaco Jan 16 '17 at 9:01
  • The early LP versions have the incorrect order on their back, but no one seem to have ever worried about that... – Bebs Jan 16 '17 at 9:34

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