The Cars The Cars Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 284/500!
Numbered, Limited Edition! Half-speed Mastered From the Original Analog Tapes!
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One of the most successful and enjoyable debuts in history, The Carsí
self-titled album doubles as a greatest-hits collection. Thatís because not one
song here is unrecognized or unknown. A huge reason why the Boston quintet
became Americaís most popular new-wave band, The Cars launched eight tracks
still regularly heard on radio stations everywhere. Consider the hit list:
"Youíre All Iíve Got Tonight," "Good Times Roll," "Just What I Needed," "Moving
in Stereo," "My Best Friendís Girl," and "Donít Cha Stop." If youíre a fan of
pop music, this album is a must-have. Just call it the best new-wave rock album
Led by Ric Ocasek and Benjamin Orr, the Cars managed to unite then-disparate
styles: bubblegum pop melodies, angular art rock, progressive arrangements, and
terse minimalism. Orrís low, understated singing and Ocasekís cool, detached
vocals lend shades of doubt and double meaning to the lyrics, which are further
counterbalanced by orchestral keyboard flourishes and electronic beats. The
brilliant arrangements also benefit from a laidback cool and understated irony
that remain uncommon in the over-the-top world of mainstream music. Obsessed
with incorporating the latest technologies and sounds into its palette, the band
spiced its tunes with delightfully quirky accentsócountry-tinged guitar fills,
echoing Syndrums, reggae splashes, hard-rock tones and robotic pulses.
The results are the sounds of a creative landmark. At once accessible and
eccentric, edgy and catchy, The Cars explode with emotion, energy, and hooks.
Itís impossible not to get caught up humming and singing along to every song, an
appeal that comes courtesy of Roy Thomas Bakerís stellar production. The
legendary producer, best known for his work with Queen, ensured that the record
seamlessly packed a smooth midrange, spacious imaging, and call-and-answer
choruses in one tight package. Bakerís trademark touches with harmony vocals
And now, The Cars sounds better than it has in any previous incarnation.
Half-speed mastered from the original analog tapes, Mobile Fidelityís numbered
limited-edition LP allows the musicís oscillating rhythms, futuristic keyboard
passages, panned stereo images, and rippling textures to be experienced like
never before. The songs take on a surreal quality, the Cars manipulating the
vibrant music at will to mesmerize the listenersí senses and hold them at bay.
Mobile Fidelityís unparalleled pressing epitomizes the sensation of "moving in
The Cars album
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"We used to joke that the first album should be called The Cars' Greatest Hits," said lead guitarist Elliot Easton. The Cars' 1978 debut was arty and punchy enough to be part of Boston's New Wave scene and yet so catchy that nearly every track ó "My Best Friend's Girl," "Just What I Needed" ó landed on the radio." - www.rollingstone.com
ē Numbered, Limited Edition
ē 180g Vinyl
ē Half-speed mastered from original analog tapes
1. Good Times Roll
2. My Best Friend's Girl
3. Just What I Needed
4. I'm in Touch With Your World
5. Don't Cha Stop
6. You're All I've Got Tonight
7. Bye Bye Love
8. Moving in Stereo
9. All Mixed Up