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David Lee Roth - Skyscraper [Full Album] (Remastered)

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"Skyscraper" (1988) is the second full-length album by David Lee Roth, the original and current lead vocalist of Van Halen. The album was issued shortly after the commercially and critically successful "Eat 'Em And Smile" World Tour of 1986-1987. "Skyscraper" hit #6 on the Billboard Top 200 U.S. album chart during February 1988, en route to selling two million copies in the U.S. alone. The album features one of Roth's most popular, international hit singles, "Just Like Paradise", which reached #6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. Additionally, it features the acoustic ballad "Damn Good", which reached #1 on the U.S. Billboard Rock chart. Although Roth's 1988-1989 "Skyscraper" World Tour was successful, many fans and critics who had felt disappointed by Van Halen's post-Roth, keyboard-heavy sound expressed similar dissatisfaction with Skyscraper. Guitarist Steve Vai (who co-produced Skyscraper, and wrote a majority of its songs,) and bassist Billy Sheehan, who formed the core of David Lee Roth's solo band, left the group over various controversies regarding "Skyscraper". Personnel: David Lee Roth -- vocals Steve Vai -- guitar, horn (alto) Billy Sheehan -- bass guitar, backing vocals Gregg Bissonette -- drums, percussion, backing vocals Guest musicians: John Batdorf -- backing vocals Gary Falcone -- backing vocals Tommy Funderburk -- backing vocals Tom Kelly -- backing vocals Joe Pizzulo -- backing vocals Dr. Funk PhD -- bass guitar Brett Tuggle -- keyboards, programming, backing vocals Track listing: 01. Knucklebones 02. Just Like Paradise 03. The Bottom Line 04. Skyscraper 05. Damn Good 06. Hot Dog And A Shake 07. Stand Up 08. Hina 09. Perfect Timing 10. Two Fools A Minute