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The Cars – Candy-O – 180g Mofi Vinyl

£49.95
Numbered Edition 180-gram LP Sourced from Original Master Tapes
How did the Cars move beyond their smash 1978 debut and secure their status as one of music’s leading bands for years to come? Look no further than the quadruple-platinum Candy-O. Continuing along the streamlined pop paths of its predecessor, the 1979 sophomore effort is preoccupied with desirable women that are as mysterious, sexy, and cool as the group’s music – and the record’s pin-up cover. Loaded with minimalist atmospherics, pulsing bass lines, catchy refrains, and labyrinthine synthesizers, the album takes myriad stylistic detours and features one hook-laden chorus after another. Nothing drags or feels out of place. Half-speed mastered from the original analog tapes, Mobile Fidelity’s numbered edition LP brings the Cars’ distinctive melodies and exotic arrangements to the forefront. Roy Thomas Baker’s vocal production finally shines, with each member’s contributions rescued from a cold sonic murk that detracted from the music’s impact.

The Cars – Heartbeat City 180g Mofi Vinyl

£49.50

Loaded With Recognizable Hits: “Drive,” “You Might Think,” “Magic,” “Hello Again,” and “Why Can’t I Have You” All Top 40 Singles

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 ultimately spawned 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 disbanded in 1987.

The Cars – Shake It Up 180g Mofi Vinyl

£49.95

Numbered Edition 180-gram LP Sourced from Original Master Tapes

A return to form after the departure that was 1980’s muddled Panorama, the Cars’ Shake It Up bursts forth with a rich assembly of synthesizers, drum machines, electronic blips, and catchy melodies that make it an early 80s pop staple. Known the world over, the famous title track proves the band’s arrangement skills were in perfect shape and set the stage for a record overflowing with memorable hooks and complementary rock riffs.