- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: February 7, 2012
- Label: Interscope Records
Entertainment Weekly - p.74
"[T]he speed-demon grooves on 'Bullethead' and 'She's the Woman' let Eddie Van Halen tap into late-'70s pyrotechnics and Roth indulge in his contagious sense of huckster tomfoolery." -- Grade: A-
Billboard (p.28) - "[F]or all the in-fighting that's gone down between Roth and Eddie Van Halen in the last few decades, there's no denying the chemistry they share on A DIFFERENT KIND OF TRUTH."
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 2.She's the Woman
- 3.You and Your Blues
- 4.China Town
- 5.Blood and Fire
- 7.As Is
- 9.The Trouble with Never
- 10.Outta Space
- 11.Stay Frosty
- 12.Big River
- 13.Beats Workin'
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.Panama [The Downtown Sessions] [Live Video]
- 2.You and Your Blues (Intro) [The Downtown Sessions] [Live Video]
- 3.You and Your Blues [The Downtown Sessions] [Live Video]
- 4.Beautiful Girls [The Downtown Sessions] [Live Video]
Audio Mixers: Ross Hogarth; Van Halen.
Van Halen's first album since 1998 is a long-awaited reunion with David Lee Roth, who hasn't recorded with the band since its classic 1984. Here, the reunited Van Halen touch upon the past -- reviving and reworking their old 1976 demo "She's the Woman" -- but look toward the future via new rockers like "Tattoo." The deluxe edition of A Different Kind of Truth contains a bonus DVD with acoustic versions of new songs and old tunes, including "Beautiful Girls" and "Panama."