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Van Halen to release expanded edition of ‘For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge’

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Van Halen’s ninth studio album, For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, debuted at No. 1 during the summer of 1991, where it rained for three weeks. The album marked Van Halen ‘s the third consecutive No. 1 album from the band’s lineup at the time — singer Sammy Hagar, guitarist Eddie Van Halen, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony. For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge also 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.

Now, an expanded edition of For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge is arriving this summer, which includes a newly remastered version of the original, along with previously unreleased audio and video footage from Van Halen’s December 4, 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. The album’s lead single, “Poundcake,” was released as a preview alongside news of the album reissue; you can take a listen: here.

To pre-order the expanded edition of For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, head here.

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