The Cars - The Cars (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
The Cars - The Cars (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
The Cars - The Cars (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
The Cars - The Cars (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
The Cars - The Cars (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
The Cars - The Cars (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
The Cars - The Cars (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
The Cars - The Cars (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)

The Cars - The Cars (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)

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Ric Ocasek – vocals, rhythm guitar

Benjamin Orr – vocals, bass

David Robinson – drums, percussion, Syndrums, backing vocals

Elliot Easton – lead guitar, backing vocals

Greg Hawkes – keyboards, percussion, saxophone on "All Mixed Up", backing vocals

Written by Ric Ocasek

 

1 LP, gatefold jacket

Limited numbered edition

Original analog Master tape : YES

Half-speed Mastering

Gain 2™ Ultra Analog

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”

Stereo

Studio

Record Press : RTI

Label : MOFI

Original Label : Elektra

Recorded in February 1978 at AIR, London

Engineered by Geoff Workman

Produced by Roy Thomas Baker

Remastered by Shawn R. Britton

Originally released in 1978

Reissued in 2009

 

Tracks:

Side A :

  1. Good Times Roll
  2. My Best Friend's Girl
  3. Just What I Needed
  4. I'm in Touch With Your World
  5. Don't Cha Stop

 

Side B :

  1. You're All I've Got Tonight
  2. Bye Bye Love
  3. Moving in Stereo
  4. All Mixed Up


Awards:

Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Ranked 284/500

1000 Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die - Ranked 417

 

Reviews :

"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." AllMusic Review by Greg Prato

 

Ultra Analog™ : The GAIN 2 Ultra Analog™ Series stems from the use of the Gain 2 system, mastered at half speed from the original master tapes where possible, capturing and uncovering as before undiscovered sonic information.

 

Half-speed mastering. In half-speed mastering, the whole process is slowed down to half of the original speed. A typical 33 1/3 rpm record is cut at 16 2/3 rpm. The source material is also slowed down (reducing the pitch in the process) meaning the final record will still sound normal when played back. Slowing the whole process down allows more time, which means the end result sounds better and is more efficient — allowing engineering to minimize the effects of inherent limitations within the vinyl format. The result is a more accurate and more open high-frequency response in the half speed vinyl when compared with a normal speed recording.

 

Ratings :

AllMusic : 5 / 5 , Discogs : 4,31 / 5

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