Expanded Versions of The Cars - Candy-O, Panorama, Shake It Up, Heartbeat City albums Coming 28 July

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by arob71, May 11, 2017.

  1. arob71

    arob71 Capitol JAX Thread Starter


    1. Let's Go (Remastered)
    2. Since I Held You (Remastered)
    3. It's All I Can Do (Remastered)
    4. Double Life (Remastered)
    5. Shoo Be Doo (Remastered)
    6. Candy-O (Remastered)
    7. Night Spots (Remastered)
    8. You Can't Hold On Too Long (Remastered)
    9. Lust For Kicks (Remastered)
    10. Got A Lot On My Head (Remastered)
    11. Dangerous Type (Remastered)
    12. Let's Go (Monitor Mix)
    13. Candy-O (Northern Studios Version)
    14. Night Spots (Northern Studios Version)
    15. Lust For Kicks (Monitor Mix)
    16. Dangerous Type (Northern Studios Version)
    17. They Won't See You (Northern Studios Version)
    18. That's It (B-Side of "Let's Go")


    1. Panorama (Remastered)
    2. Touch and Go (Remastered)
    3. Gimme Some Slack (Remastered)
    4. Don't Tell Me No (Remastered)
    5. Getting Through (Remastered)
    6. Misfit Kid (Remastered)
    7. Down Boys (Remastered)
    8. You Wear Those Eyes (Remastered)
    9. Running To You (Remastered)
    10. Up And Down (Remastered)
    11. Shooting For You (Previously Unreleased)
    12. Be My Baby (Previously Unreleased)
    13. The Edge (Previously Unreleased)
    14. Don't Go To Pieces (B-side of "Don't Tell Me No" & "Gimme Some Slack")

    The Cars - Candy-O (Expanded Edition) - Amazon.com Music

    The Cars - Panorama (Expanded Edition) - Amazon.com Music
  2. morgan1098

    morgan1098 Forum Resident

    As I said over at SDE, it's weird that out of all the Cars albums, Panorama is getting a deluxe edition! Especially before Heartbeat City!
  3. pobbard

    pobbard The CD is a pretty good format (ducks)

    Andover, MA
    I love Candy-O and will definitely pick this one up. Has any of this material circulated before? (Is the "Northern Studios" version of "Night Spots" the same version on the Just What I Needed compilation, for example?)

    I never really got into Panorama, but I'm just have to give it another shot now.
  4. kitt1987

    kitt1987 Well-Known Member

    Especially since I just recently bought their vinyl box set of reissues. Man!
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  5. Why do I feel like the only person that digs Panorama?

    I obviously enjoy the first two the most, but I spent many a day cruising in my Trans Am to Panorama as well.
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  6. JackDVD78

    JackDVD78 Well-Known Member

    I pre-ordered both. I sadly missed out on the 2 CD set of their first album (I know you can still find it on the used market but never got around to getting it.

    I own all the Cars SACDs that have been released these last few years by Mobile Fidelity so Candy O - the SACD will be my go to for that album. Mainly getting this expanded for the bonus mixes.

    I know many Cars fans are wishing MoFi can eventually release Panorama on SACD also. I would buy it for sure.

    Its also nice that these are being released in the summer since it is the best season to listen to The Cars. :)
  7. Pre-ordered both. Appreciate the heads up!
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  8. negative1

    negative1 80s retro fan

    i like candy-o better than panorama, so i will probably be getting that.

    looking forward to the remaster and the extra tracks.

  9. zen archer

    zen archer Forum Resident

    Boston Ma.usa
    Shooting For You was recorded for Heartbeat City. So I am guessing they also recorded it for Panorama?

    Ric gave the song to Alan Vega for his Just A Million Dreams album.

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  10. AlanDistro

    AlanDistro Forum Resident

    Sandy, OR
    Yay bonus tracks! The albums themselves all have great gold disc masters (aside from Panorama) so I'm in, but only for the extra tracks.
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  11. masterbucket

    masterbucket Forum Resident

    Georgia US
    ...as I did in my 81 z28 Camaro....great album.
  12. Jackson

    Jackson Forum Resident

    MA, USA
    I'm not biting, i'm perfectly happy with the existing vinyl i have of"Candy-O", same with the first album. I've always felt most of these "expanded" editions are a scam, looking at the extra tracks this one's no different.
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  13. Khamakhazee

    Khamakhazee Forum Resident

    Candy-O sounds marvelous on MFSL but it would be nice to hear the new mix.
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  14. HiFi Guy 008

    HiFi Guy 008 Forum Resident

    I've got the "monitor mixes" version of Candy-O.

    And the demo version of S/T, which is pretty good.
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  15. These don't appeal to me. The Cars to me are about studio perfection, so demos and "monitor mixes" will likely leave me disappointed. Also every newer Cars remaster seems to reduce the DR significantly.
    Example: Candy-O
    1985 DR=15
    2016 DR=9
    2017 DR=?
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  16. Shipped_It

    Shipped_It Identifies as Musician

    I love Panorama -- my favorite Cars album. How do you write songs like that? Inside-out. Curious to hear the previously unreleased tracks,
  17. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

    Smogville CA USA
    Hopefully, potential lackluster sales of this expanded Panorama won't put the "kibosh" on other planned deluxe editions... Since Panorama seems to be "less loved" than the others.

    (For the record, I really like Panorama.)

    Interestingly, the regular CD has been OOP for several years - Amazon is hawking new copies for $42 !!!

    IIRC, for a time, there was a boxed collection of all the original Cars CDs selling for much less than that...
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  18. Thievius

    Thievius Blue Öyster Cultist

    The most enticing part of these sets are the two b-sides. I doubt that's enough to grab me, however.
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  19. jupiter8

    jupiter8 Forum Resident

    NJ, USA
    I wish these were fleshed out a bit more. There were some tantalizing things mentioned on the Edsel reissues that were canceled.
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  20. Holerbot6000

    Holerbot6000 Forum Resident

    I'm part of that small minority that considers Panorama the Cars finest moment so this is exciting news for me. Thanks for sharing.

    Have they already done a deluxe edition of the first album?
  21. longdist01

    longdist01 Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL USA
    Not so Lucky, but my classmate had an 81 Camero and wore his cassette out!

  22. pobbard

    pobbard The CD is a pretty good format (ducks)

    Andover, MA
    FWIW, both of those b-sides have made it to CD before, on 1995's excellent Just What I Needed compilation. Easily to find still.

    The Cars - The Cars Anthology - Just What I Needed
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  23. seg763

    seg763 Forum Resident

    I'd Rank Panorama #3 and Door to Door #4 (close call with Shake It Up) I really don't care for heartbeat city except for the title track
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  24. eelkiller

    eelkiller Technically right but still wrong

    I think Paul Sinclair's web page mentioned they are using the same mastering from 2016 for the album tracks so you can project ahead with the numbers. Guaranteed single digits. :-popcorn:
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  25. If that is the case, pre-order cancelled. I have lp's and an a very blah' WG Target s/t cd, no need to add a sickly remaster to that lot.
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