Tag Archive: The Cars

The Cars – The Cars (1978) {2015, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Cars - The Cars (1978) {2015, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Cars – The Cars (1978) {2015, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 241 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.44 GB (SACD-ISO) + 710 MB (SACD-FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2162 | Genre: New Wave, Pop Rock

The Cars is the debut studio album by the American new wave band the Cars. It was released on June 6, 1978 on Elektra Records. The album, which featured the three charting singles “Just What I Needed,” “My Best Friend’s Girl,” and “Good Times Roll,” as well as several album-oriented rock radio hits, was a major success for the band, remaining on the charts for 139 weeks. It has been recognized as one of the band’s best albums.Read More

The Cars – Heartbeat City (1984) {2016, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984) {2016, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Cars – Heartbeat City (1984) {2016, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 267 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.58 GB (SACD-ISO) + 796 MB (SACD-FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2163 | Genre: New Wave, Pop Rock

1984 will always be remembered for the debut of the Macintosh computer, the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, and the ascent of MTV as the most powerful cultural medium of the era. The year is also recognized for the Cars’ savvy contributions not only to the burgeoning music-video channel but to pop itself. Released in April, the four-times platinum Heartbeat City would ultimately spawn five Top 40 singles—four of them landing in the Top 20, two in the Top 10—and serve as the final memorable record from the Boston group, which would disband in 1987.Read More

The Cars – Candy-O (1979) {2011, MFSL, Remastered}

The Cars - Candy-O (1979) {2011, MFSL, Remastered}

The Cars – Candy-O (1979) {2011, MFSL, Remastered}
EAC Rip | WavPack (.wv) Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 236 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc II | USA | Cat#: UDCD 782 | Genre: New Wave

Since the Cars had created a perfect album with their 1978 self-titled debut, it would be nearly impossible to top it. Instead of laboring long and hard over a follow-up like many ’70s bands did after a huge commercial success, the band cranked out their sophomore effort, Candy-O, almost exactly one year later from the first LP.Read More

The Cars – Shake It Up (1981) {2009, MFSL, Remastered}

The Cars - Shake It Up (1981) {2009, MFSL, Remastered}

The Cars – Shake It Up (1981) {2009, MFSL, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 275 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc II | USA | Cat#: UDCD 788 | Genre: New Wave

By augmenting their sound with more synthesizers, electronics, and drum machines, the Cars’ fourth release, Shake It Up, helped bridge their hard rock-based early work (1978’s The Cars) with the futuristic-pop direction of 1984’s Heartbeat City. The band’s sound may have been evolving with each succeeding album, but Ric Ocasek was still writing compelling new wave compositions despite all the change, many of which would ultimately become rock & roll standards.Read More

The Cars – The Cars (1978) {1993, DCC, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

The Cars - The Cars (1978) {1993, DCC, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

The Cars – The Cars (1978) {1993, DCC, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 230 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: DCC Compact Classics | USA | Cat#: GZS-1032 | Genre: New-Wave

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.Read More

The Cars – Heartbeat City (1984) {2009, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984) {2009, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

The Cars – Heartbeat City (1984) {2009, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 257 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 033 | Genre: Pop Rock, New Wave

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.Read More