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The Cars – Moving In Stereo: The Best Of The Cars (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

The Cars – Moving In Stereo: The Best Of The Cars (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:11:26 minutes | 2,67 GB | Genre:  Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Rhino – Elektra

In 1978, the Cars had a Top 40 hit with the band’s very first single, ‘Just What I Needed.’ That streak continued over the next 10 years, as the band revisited the Top 40 a dozen more times with radio hits ‘Let’s Go’ and ‘Shake It Up’ along with iconic videos like ‘Magic’ and ‘You Might Think,’ which won MTV’s first-ever ‘Video Of The Year’ award in 1984.

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.

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The Cars – The Complete Elektra Albums Box (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

The Cars – The Complete Elektra Albums Box (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz  | Time – 03:57:30 minutes | 8,92 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Booklet, Front Cover | © Rhino/Elektra

The Cars are an American new wave band that first formed in 1976 in Boston, Massachusetts. This box set includes a whopping 60 tracks of early Cars material featuring digital remastering supervised by frontman Ric Ocasek. Albums in this box set include The Elektra Years includes The Cars (1978), Candy-O (1979), Panorama (1980), Shake It Up (1981), Heartbeat City, (1984) and Door to Door (1987).

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The Cars – Shake It Up (1981) [Expanded Edition 2018] [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

The Cars – Shake It Up (1981) [Expanded Edition 2018]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 1:18:56 minutes | 2,45 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Booklet, Front cover | © Rhino/Elektra

“Shake It Up” is the fourth studio album by American rock band The Cars, originally released in 1981. This Expanded Edition features the original album, remastered in 2016, expanded with rare and unreleased bonus tracks, including an early version of “Since You’re Gone”, the demo for “Shake It Up” and an unreleased song called “Midnight Dancer”.

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The Cars – Heartbeat City (1984) [Expanded Edition 2018] [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

The Cars – Heartbeat City (1984) [Expanded Edition 2018]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 1:09:11 minutes | 2,55 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Booklet, Front cover | © Rhino/Elektra

“Heartbeat City” is the fifth studio album by American rock band the Cars, originally released in 1984. This Expanded Edition features the original album, remastered in 2016, expanded with rare and unreleased bonus tracks, includes unreleased versions of “Why Can’t I Have You” and “I Refuse”, as well as the demo for “Drive”.

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The Cars – Shake It Up (Expanded) (1981/2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

The Cars – Shake It Up (Expanded) (1981/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 01:18:48 minutes | 1,69 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Rhino – Elektra

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will induct The Cars in April, honoring the legendary band’s incredible musical legacy and enormous commercial success. Rhino will kick off the celebration early with the expanded edition for Shake It Up.

Each release features the original album – remastered in 2016 – expanded with rare and unreleased bonus tracks. Illustrated booklets accompany the music and contain liner notes written by renowned rock journalist David Fricke, who details the history of each album with new interviews by band member David Robinson.
Ric Ocasek, Elliot Easton, Greg Hawkes, Benjamin Orr and David Robinson recorded Shake It Up in 1981 at Syncro Sound, the group’s new studio in Boston, with producer Roy Thomas Baker. Working in their own space afforded them the time to perfect the sound of the album, which became their third-straight Top 10 hit record and sold more than two million copies. It features the unforgettable singles “Since You’re Gone,” “Think It Over” and The Cars’ first Top 10 hit single, “Shake It Up.” Several unreleased tracks make their debut on SHAKE IT UP: EXPANDED EDITION, including an early version of “Since You’re Gone,” the demo for “Shake It Up” and an unreleased song called “Midnight Dancer.”

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The Cars – Heartbeat City (Expanded) (1984/2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

The Cars – Heartbeat City (Expanded) (1984/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 01:09:01 minutes | 1,52 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Rhino – Elektra

When Heartbeat City was released in March 1984, the Cars were already the proud owners of a few platinum-selling albums thanks to a rather original musical identity for their time. Acting as the missing link between the Ramones and Elvis Costello with a touch of Roxy Music, Ric Ocasek & Co. provided an ode to pop-punk music from their very first album in 1978. A sort of new wave made in America respectful of the rock’n’roll of yesteryear… The year 1984 also marked the birth of a new TV channel that would revolutionise pop and rock music by becoming an eminently influential media for music videos. The Cars were savvy enough to jump on this video bandwagon and their fifth album was strongly supported by MTV that played You Might Think and Magic on repeat, their two hit anthems that reached the top of rock charts. Undeniably talented for melodies that hit the spot and catchy choruses (their ballad Drive is a formidably languid slow), Ocasek once again releases a beautiful bubble-gum soundtrack of 1980s America.

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The Cars – Studio Album Collection (1978-1987) [2014] [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

The Cars – Studio Album Collection (1978-1987) [2014]
6 Albums | FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 238:12 minutes | 9,19 GB | Genre: Pop
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front covers | © Rhino/Elektra

The Cars are an American new wave band that first formed in 1976 in Boston, Massachusetts. For the first time, listen to their complete studio album collection of six albums in hi-res. Albums in this collection are: The Cars (1978), Candy-O (1979), Panorama (1980), Shake It Up (1981), Heartbeat City (1984), Door To Door (1987).

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The Cars – Heartbeat City (1984) [MFSL 2016] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

The Cars – Heartbeat City (1984) [MFSL 2016]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 38:57 minutes | Scans included | 1,58 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 788 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # 2163

MTV had become a major marketing tool by 1984, and the Cars were one of the first bands to use the new video medium to their advantage. The band’s fifth album, Heartbeat City (Elektra), spawned several imaginative and memorable videos, which translated into massive chart and commercial success, making it one of the biggest releases of the year. Produced by hitmaker John “Mutt” Lange (AC/DC, Def Leppard), the album included two Top Ten singles — the ballad “Drive” and the charismatic “You Might Think” — plus an additional two that landed in the Top 20: the summer anthem “Magic” and the eccentric “Hello Again”. But it didn’t just stop there, plenty of other tracks could have been hits as well, such as the sparse rocker “It’s Not the Night” and the breezy pop of “Looking for Love”. Other highlights included the ethereal title track, the melodic rocker “Stranger Eyes”, and the moderately paced love song “Why Can’t I Have You”. Although the Cars experienced their greatest success yet with Heartbeat City, it would unfortunately not last for long — after just one more studio album (1987’s spotty Door to Door), the band split up.

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The Cars – The Cars (1978) [MFSL 2016] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

The Cars – The Cars (1978) [MFSL 2016]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 35:19 minutes | Scans included | 1,44 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 715 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # 2162

The Cars’ 1978 self-titled debut, issued on the Elektra label, is a genuine rock masterpiece. The band jokingly referred to the album as their “true greatest-hits album”, but it’s no exaggeration – all nine tracks are new wave/rock classics, still in rotation on rock radio. Whereas most bands of the late ’70s embraced either punk/new wave or hard rock, the Cars were one of the first bands to do the unthinkable – merge the two styles together. Add to it bandleader/songwriter Ric Ocasek’s supreme pop sensibilities, and you had an album that appealed to new wavers, rockers, and Top 40 fans. One of the most popular new wave songs ever, “Just What I Needed”, is an obvious highlight, as are such familiar hits as “Good Times Roll”, “My Best Friend’s Girl”, and “You’re All I’ve Got Tonight”. But like most consummate rock albums, the lesser-known compositions are just as exhilarating: “Don’t Cha Stop”, “Bye Bye Love”, “All Mixed Up”, and “Moving in Stereo”, the latter featured as an instrumental during a steamy scene in the popular movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High. With flawless performances, songwriting, and production (courtesy of Queen alumni Roy Thomas Baker), the Cars’ debut remains one of rock’s all-time classics.

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