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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.

1. Hello Again 03:46
2. Looking For Love 03:51
3. Magic 03:57
4. Drive 03:54
5. Stranger Eyes 04:24
6. You Might Think 03:04
7. It’s Not The Night 03:48
8. Why Can’t I Have You 04:03
9. I Refuse 03:15
10. Heartbeat City 04:30
11. Hello Again (Remix Version) 05:56
12. Drive (Demo) 04:44
13. One More Time (Early Version of “Why Can’t I Have You”) 03:59
14. Baby I Refuse (Early Version of “I Refuse”) 03:51
15. Jacki (Early Version of “Heartbeat City”) 04:15
16. Breakaway (B-Side of “Why Can’t I Have You”) 03:47
17. Tonight She Comes 03:57

Ric Ocasek, guitar, synthesizer, lead vocals (on 1-3, 6, 8-10)
Elliot Easton, lead guitar, backing vocals
Greg Hawkes, keyboards, Fairlight programming, backing vocals
Benjamin Orr, bass, lead vocals (on 4-5, 7)
David Robinson, drums, percussion, Fairlight programming
Additional musicians:
Andy Topeka, Additional Fairlight programming

Produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange, the Cars

Digitally remastered


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