CANDY-O: EXPANDED EDITION, available now, goes beyond the original album’s 11 tracks with seven bonus tracks. Among the highlights are unreleased alternate mixes of “Let’s Go” and “Lust For Kicks,” as well as the previously unissued song, “They Won’t See You (The Northern Studios Version).” Digital remastering was supervised by Ric Ocasek and the album’s liner notes were written by David Wild, including a new interview with guitarist Elliot Easton. Presented in gatefold sleeves, the vinyl version includes music on three sides with an etching on the fourth.More Info »
PANORAMA:EXPANDED EDITION, available now, builds on the original album’s 10 songs with four bonus tracks. They include the B-side “Don’t Go To Pieces,” as well as unreleased songs like “Shooting For You,” and “Be My Baby.” Digital remastering was supervised by Ric Ocasek and the album’s liner notes were written by David Wild, along with reminiscences from keyboardist Greg Hawkes. Presented in gatefold sleeves, the vinyl version includes music on three sides with an etching on the fourth.More Info »
THE ELEKTRA YEARS 1978-1987 includes six studio albums, each one presented in a replica sleeve with original artwork. Ric Ocasek oversaw digital remastering for the set, while drummer David Robinson – who helped create The Cars’ iconic album covers through the years – served as art director. The six-disc collection is available now on CD and digitally. On Tuesday June 7, a limited edition vinyl version of the boxed set will be available with each 180-gram LP pressed on a different color vinyl.
The extensive set retraces the band’s musical journey in the studio and includes: The Cars (1978), Candy-O (1979), Panorama (1980), Shake It Up (1981), Heartbeat City, (1984) and Door To Door (1987). Among the 60 tracks are the band’s biggest hits – “My Best Friend’s Girl,” “Good Times Roll,” “You Are The Girl,” and “Drive.”
MOVING IN STEREO: THE BEST OF THE CARS will be available on May 6 on CD and as a 2-LP set on 180-gram vinyl. The collection is produced by the band, with all surviving members contributing to song selection. Ocasek also supervised digital remastering of all the audio with Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound.
The collection features the band’s big hits along with a rare, single mix for “I’m Not The One,” as well as a live version of “Everything You Say,” and a new mix by producer Philippe Zdar of “Sad Song,” a track from the band’s last album, 2011’s Move Like This.
For this year's Record Store Day Black Friday, make sure to head out to your local indie retailer and get the limited edition "Just What I Needed" 7" picture disc. Find your closest retailer here: http://www.recordstoreday.com/Stores.
Huge CONGRATULATIONS to Ric, Greg, Elliot, David and Benjamin, The Cars, on officially being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame! It's a well-deserved honor. #rockhall2018 Watch the announcement here: https://rh-ino.co/rockhall2018
If you missed the limited LP release of "The Cars: Live at the Agora 1978" for Record Store Day, you can now get it digitally or streaming on the link below! Check out the newly mastered audio of this classic show! Get your copy here.