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The Demography

Disc 1:
Early Studio Demos--JS Remaster
Glitter Demos (Unknown date): These are believed by some to be the earliest demos in circulation. They were released via Dave TV on in 1998. Based on the age and style of music, these could be Mammoth demos from very early, however, a reliable source has put them as much later in VH's career with "Kicks" possibly being from David Lee Roth's "Crazy From The Heat" sessions. These are in a lossy format since they were released via the Web site, and David Lee Roth has the masters.
1. Glitter
2. Kicks (Paul Revere and the Raiders cover)
3. Gentlemen of Leisure

Cherokee Studios, Chatworth, CA (1974) JS Remaster - These are rumored to be from 1973, but are most likely 1974 based on the timeline of the band’s development. It is also rumored that Mark Stone was on the bass, but interviews place Michael Anthony in the band as early as 1972, so it is unlikely. Another story says that when Michael Anthony joined the band, they handed him this tape and told him to learn the songs. David Lee Roth plays guitar on “Angel Eyes”
4. Angel Eyes
5. Believe Me
6. Simple Rhyme
7. Take Your Whiskey Home

Unknown 1975-1976 Demos (Unknown Date(s)) JS Remaster - This is a band-produced demo recorded at an unknown location. Possibly the defunct Hound Dog Studios in Los Angeles or David Lee Roth's basement. Tracks 8 and 9 are rumoured to be from the Pasadena Hilton.
8. Instrumental – Guitar track of Edward messing around on guitar. Features riffs from “Somebody Get Me A Doctor”
9. Talk – Dave and the guys messing around with some women that were in the studio.
10. Babe Don't Leave Me Alone
11. Fools
12. Ice Cream Man
13. She's The Woman
14. Woman In Love

Gene Simmons Demos - Produced by Gene Simmons, Village Recorder Studios, Los Angeles, CA/ Electric Ladyland Studios, New York City, NY 1976 Tracks 15-18 on disc 1 and 1-6 on disc 2 from the Zero bootleg. Tracks 7 and 8 from disc 2 are alternate takes from Wooda's master tape copy.
15. On Fire
16. House Of Pain
17. Runnin' With the Devil
18. She's the Woman

Disc 2:
1. Let's Get Rockin'
2. Big Trouble
3. Somebody Get Me a Doctor
4. Babe, Don't Leave Me Alone
5. Woman in Love
6. Put Out The lights
7. House of Pain
8. Runnin’ With The Devil

Warner Brothers Demos (1977) JS Remaster, Produced by Ted Templeman and Mo Ostin. Best version of these demos available.
9. Let's Get Rockin'
10. We Die Bold
11. Voodoo Queen
12. Little Dreamer
13. Babe Don't Leave Me Alone
14. Bring On The Girls
15. Young & Wild
16. House Of Pain
17. On Fire
18. Last Night

Disc 3:
1. Light In The Sky
2. Get The Show On The Road
3. D.O.A.
4. Somebody Get Me A Doctor
5. Show Your Love
6. She's The Woman
7. I Wanna Be Your Lover
8. Feel Your Love Tonight
9. In A Simple Rhyme
10. Runnin' With The Devil
11. Piece Of Mind
12. You Really Got Me
13. Put Out The Lights
14. Big Trouble
15. Happy Trails

Pasadena Rehearsals (10/15/1977) - Remastered by Wooda. Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Love and On Fire from the rehearsals were often rumored to be takes from the Gene Simmons Demos or Unknown Demo tracks. From Wooda's Master Tape. Not really demos, but they've been included on other demo complilations, so as not to have them "missing" they are included.
16. On Fire Instrumental Rehearsal
17. VooDoo Queen Instrumental Rehearsal
18. Atomic Punk Instrumental Rehearsal
19. Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love Rehearsal with Vocals
20. On Fire Rehearsal With Vocals

Disc 4:
Women And Children First Sessions (1980) - Studio outtakes from the Women And Children First Studio Sessions. Pumpkihn Remaster.
1. And The Cradle Will Rock...
2. Romeo Delight
3. Instrumental
4. Everybody Wants Some!!
5. Loss Of Control
6. Take Your Whiskey Home (intro)
7. Take Your Whiskey Home
8. Fools
9. In A Simple Rhyme

The 1984 Sessions (1983) - Instrumental Studio Takes from the 1984 Studio Sessions. Quality is not great. Mostly just jamming in the studio without vocals.
10. 1984 Jam

Bonus Tracks:
11. 79th and Sunset (David Lee Roth 1982 interview with Jim Ladd)
12. Crossroads Blues (Edward Van Halen 1984 Interview with Lisa Robinson)
13. Gonna Take a Lotta Drugs (David Lee Roth and friends unknown date)

The Demography

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4 CDs
Land's Edge Productions Limited
Complete Demos 1974-1984 (various)
248 min