Sammy HAGAR: Sammy Hagar untitled / same titled / I Never Said Goodbye LP 1987. Check the exclusive video, showing the vinyl for sale! Check VIDEOS “Give to Live”, “Back Into You”, “Eagles Fly”


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Check the exclusive video, showing the vinyl for sale! 

Check the exclusive video, showing the vinyl for sale! 

I Never Said Goodbye [Geffen Records (Germany LP) : 924 144-1, WX 114. The picture cover is in great condition on this copy] is a Sammy Hagar solo album, his only solo album to date released while Hagar was a member of Van Halen. The album was recorded in ten days as a contractual obligation to Geffen Records as a condition of his leaving the label to join Van Halen.
It is also sometimes known as Sammy Hagar, and some pressings even left it simply titled Sammy Hagar, but it is not the same album as his 1970s self-titled release.
The album was originally titled Sammy Hagar, and included an untitled cover. The album was re-named I Never Said Goodbye, the name being chosen as part of an MTV promotional contest.
It features Eddie Van Halen on bass. In an interview, Eddie said he also played a very brief part on guitar uncredited.
The songs “”Give to Live”” and “”Eagles Fly”” were also performed live by Van Halen together with Hagar. “”Give To Live”” also topped the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in 1987, a first for Hagar as a solo artist. The former song was included on the album Live: Right Here, Right Now, the latter on the optional Bonus Disk as well as on the “”Jump”” single.

WOW! This album originally had no title and had an MTV contest to name it – which I chose “I Never Said Goodbye”. This album was actually recorded as a contractual obligation to Geffen Records as I was leaving the label and joining Van Halen. Overall I love this record, songs like “Give To Live” & “Eagles Fly” have gone on to be classics for me – they were even incorporated into the Van Halen live show during my acoustic performances.

I played all the guitar on this record Eddie did one small part in Eagles fly in the middle instrumental section he did his finger tapping chimes.

I really had a great time recording this record, and I really do love this record. I went around the world promoting this on TV and press ending in New York on the David Letterman show (see video below!) while I was crispy, but it was a great experience the record sold really well – over 1 million going platinum I was thrilled!

Jesse Harms on keyboards, David Lauser on drums, and Omar Hakim played drum overdubs on “Back Into You” & “Hands and Knees” – some bad ass drumming on their part! Damn, I miss this record, I’m gonna go put it on right now. –Sammy


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Sammy Hagar’s solo album / Never Said Goodbye featuring Eddie Van Halen on bass turned 37 today.

The syndicated radio show “In The Studio with Red Beard” recently re-released the album’s 25th anniversary interview with Hagar.
About The Never Said Goodbye Album
I Never Said Goodbye, released on June 23rd, 1987 through Geffen Records, was Hagar’s ninth studio album overall and first since his hit 1984 album VOA. It was also the first and only solo album he released while a member of Van Halen, who had just come off a hugely successful album in 1986 with 5150.
I Never Said Goodbye was recorded as a way for Hagar to fulfill a contractual obligation to Geffen, who had just released him to join Van Halen (who was with Warner Bros. Records). Geffen OK’d the deal as long as Hagar recorded one last album for them, which he did in quick time. / Never Said Goodbye was recorded and mixed in just ten days, and he was joined by his bandmate Eddie Van Halen, who played bass on the album.
The album was originally titled Sammy Hagar, and included an untitled cover. The album was renamed/ Never Said Goodbye thanks to an MTV promotional contest.
I Never Said Goodbye spent 23 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart and became his highest charting solo album, peaking at number 14 on the chart on August 15, 1987. Hagar released four singles from the album. “Give To Live” (#23 Billboard Hot 100, #1 Mainstream Rock), “Eagles Fly” (#82 Billboard Hot 100, #22 Mainstream Rock), “Boys Night Out” (#15 Mainstream Rock) and “Returning Home” (#20 Mainstream Rock).
…….Here is a quick rundown of what you’ll hear during Hagar’s “In The Studio” interview from 2012.

+How being in Van Halen made Sammy a better musician
+The speedy rehearsal to studio to mixing process of / Never Said Goodbye
+Sammy on “Give To Live”
+Sammy on writing “Eagles Fly”
+Sammy on joining Van Halen
+Sammy on the critics during the Van Halen 5150 tour


4:04 to   8:54 explains the story behind the album with exclusive commentary by Sammy Hagar:

Song Information:
“”Returning Home”” was intended to be a sequel to “”Silver Lights”” from Sammy first album Nine On A Ten Scale. Whereas “”Silver Lights”” was a story about aliens taking humans off the Earth, “”Returning Home”” tells the story of the humans’ return trip. Sammy said that it could also apply to a tale that his future self might tell a child at that time.
“”Standin’ at the Same Old Crossroads”” was released in an extended version on the “”Give To Live”” single.
“”Privacy”” was inspired by several run-ins that Sammy had with California Highway Patrol while driving in his car with black-tinted windows. While a court challenge would always rule in Hagar favor, the law could not prevent the CHiPs from consistently pulling him over and giving him tickets.
“”Eagles Fly”” was demoed with three other songs as a follow up to Hagar VOA album before joining Van Halen. Once they had almost finished recording 5150, “”Dreams”” had not yet been written, 5150 producer Mick Jones suggested that the band needed another song. Sammy presented “”Eagles Fly”” to the band acoustically, which was rejected for being too folksy. The band would later join Hagar performing the song live on their 1995 Balance tour. The song lyrics deal with the level of consciousness when a human is first immediately born, where they are aware of all that is and all that was.

Track listing:
“”When the Hammer Falls”” (Sammy Hagar) – 4:09
“”Hands and Knees”” (Sammy Hagar) – 4:52
“”Give to Live“” (Sammy Hagar) – 4:23
“”Boys’ Night Out”” (Sammy Hagar) – 3:19
“”Returning Home”” (Sammy Hagar) – 6:17
“”Standin’ at the Same Old Crossroads”” (Sammy Hagar) – 1:46
“”Privacy”” (Sammy Hagar) – 5:23
“”Back Into You“” (Sammy Hagar/Jesse Harms) – 5:15
“”Eagles Fly“” (Sammy Hagar) – 5:00
“”What They Gonna Say Now”” (Sammy Hagar) – 5:09

Sammy Hagar: Lead/Background Vocals and Guitar
Edward Van Halen: Bass/Background Vocals/Producer
Jesse Harms: Keyboards/Background Vocals
David Lauser: Drums/Background Vocals

Additional Personnel:
Albhy Galuten: Additional Keyboards and Percussion
Omar Hakim: Drum overdubs on tracks 2 & 8

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Weight 0.25 kg


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