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The Cars - The Cars Hybrid SACD
The Cars - The Cars Hybrid SACD


 
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"My Best Friend's Girl," "Just What I Needed," "You're All I've Got Tonight" Among Tunes on the Hit Parade

One of the most successful and enjoyable debuts in history, The Cars doubles as a greatest-hits collection. That's because not one song here is unrecognized or unknown. A huge reason why the Boston quintet became America's most popular new-wave band, The Cars launched eight tracks still regularly heard on radio stations everywhere. Consider the hit list: "You're All I've Got Tonight." "Good Times Roll." "Just What I Needed." "Moving in Stereo." "My Best Friend's Girl." "Don't Cha Stop." If you're a fan of pop music, this album is mandatory. Just call it the best new-wave rock album ever made.

Led by Ric Ocasek and Benjamin Orr, The Cars managed to unite then-disparate styles: bubblegum pop melodies, angular art rock, progressive arrangements, and terse minimalism. Orr's low, understated singing and Ocasek's cool, detached vocals lend shades of doubt and double meaning to the lyrics, which are further counterbalanced by orchestral keyboard flourishes and electronic beats. The brilliant arrangements also benefit from a laidback cool and understated irony that remain uncommon in the over-the-top world of mainstream music. Obsessed with incorporating the latest technologies and sounds into its palette, the band spiced its tunes with delightfully quirky accents – country-tinged guitar fills, echoing Syndrums, reggae splashes, hard-rock tones, robotic pulses.

The results are the sounds of a creative landmark. At once accessible and eccentric, edgy and catchy, The Cars explodes with emotion, energy, and hooks. It's impossible not to get caught up humming and singing along to every song, an appeal that comes courtesy of Roy Thomas Baker's stellar production. The legendary producer, best known for his work with Queen, ensured that the record seamlessly packed a smooth midrange, spacious imaging, and call-and-answer choruses in one tight package. Baker's trademark touches with harmony vocals abound.


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A classic only better.... April 5, 2017
Reviewer: Michael Knizeski from Stonington, CT United States  
So when I first heard the Cars as a freshmen in college, I was hooked. The only problem was that I always thought the recording/sound quality could have been better. MOFI took care of that. Now we have great songs never sounding better. I can crank it up and the sound is soooo sweeeet! Thanks MOFI

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Astounding October 6, 2016
Reviewer: William Finley from Elkhorn, WI United States  
This recording has more space than 2001. Seriously, this takes some of the best produced rock in history and just makes it better with an unbelievably spacious recording. There's not a flaw to be heard in this to my ear, this is a must have addition to your UHD music collection.

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The Cars SACD July 6, 2016
Reviewer: A Blast From Your Past from Peach Bottom, PA United States  
This CD blew me away, Being a Cars Fan back in the day , I figure since my old Album has seen it's Day
I would order the SACD !  Thanks MFSL for redoing this Cd. The quality of the sound just blew me away.
If you are a CARS Fan and a music lover, Treat your self to this SACD. You will be buying Candy O next


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