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Original Album Series [5 Pack] Box set


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  • Audio CD (1 Mar. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B003097ABA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,268 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Good Times Roll
2. My Best Friend's Girl
3. Just What I Needed
4. I'm In Touch With Your World
See all 9 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Let's Go
2. Since I Held You
3. It's All I Can Do
4. Double Life
See all 11 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Panorama
2. Touch And Go
3. Gimme Some Slack
4. Don't Tell Me No
See all 10 tracks on this disc
Disc: 4
1. Since You're Gone
2. Shake It Up
3. I'm Not The One
4. Victim Of Love
See all 9 tracks on this disc
Disc: 5
1. Hello Again
2. Looking For Love
3. Magic
4. Drive
See all 10 tracks on this disc

Product Description

Five CD box set containing a quintet of original albums from the New Wave/Rock outfit: The Cars, Candy-O, Heartbeat City, Shake It Up and Panorama. Warner. 2010.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Phil On on 13 Jan. 2012
Format: Audio CD
I have never been a huge fan of The Cars, owning only a vinyl copy of "Candy-O" and a "best of".
I came upon this box, was taking by a wave of nostalgia, and bought it.
I immediatly went for the album I knew (Candy-O) and was amazed at how well it stood the test of time. Then went on to the first album, and really discovered a great album, where Roy thomas Baker's touch is still very palpable.
Slowly I made my way through the other albums, finding more gems and a tighter sharper new wave rock production giving full credit to great rock songs, melodies and musicianship.
The cars were (are) a great 80's band, mixing the tightness of the 80's, the songwritting of the late seventies...and more.
Very good box indeed.
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43 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Mark Barry HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 9 Mar. 2010
Format: Audio CD
Aping the success of Sony's similarly packaged 5CD box sets, WEA is releasing over FORTY x 5CD "Original Album Series" mini box sets of their own. Issued in the UK and Europe only, the artists featured stretch from rhythm 'n' blues icons of the 1950s (Ray Charles and Clyde McPhatter with The Drifters) all the way through to Metal And Indie bands of the 2000s (Dokken and Echo & The Bunnymen). For those interested, I've compiled a full listing of titles in the series in the 'comment' section attached to this review (some are superb, some are not).

Here's the fine-detail for THE CARS set - released Monday 1 March 2010 in the UK on Elektra/Rhino 8122 79828 1, "Original Album Series" 5CD box set breaks down as follows (none of the discs contain bonus tracks):

Disc 1 is "The Cars" their 9-track debut album released 1978 on Elektra 6E-135 in the USA and Elektra K 52088 in the UK (35:13 minutes)

Disc 2 is "Candy-O" their 11-track 2nd album released 1979 on Elektra 5E-507 in the USA and Elektra K 52148 in the UK (36:33 minutes)

Disc 3 is "Panorama" their 10-track 3rd album released 1980 on Elektra 5E-514 in the USA and Elektra K 52240 in the UK (40:33 minutes)

Disc 4 is "Shake It Up" their 9-track 4th album released 1981 on Elektra 5E-567 in the USA and Elektra K 52330 in the UK (40:45 minutes)

Disc 5 is "Heartbeat City" their 10-track 5th album released March 1984 on Elektra ST-E 60296-1 in the USA and Elektra 960 296-1 in the UK (38:38 minutes)

ARTWORK/PACKAGING:
The five single card sleeves reflect the 'original' front and rear US LP artwork - the gatefold of "Heartbeat City" is not reproduced nor is the inner sleeve for any of the five albums.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr Beery on 14 Jan. 2014
Format: Audio CD
This contains the first 5 Cars albums only missing out Door To Door (weaker than all of these) and the recent 2011 comeback album Move Like This (as good as it could be considering the loss of Benjamin Orr). Most songs are sung by Ric Ocasek but some have Benjamin Orr on vocals eg. Drive.

The Cars - The classic first album produced by Roy Thomas Baker (produced the first 4 albums and also produced 70s Queen albums from Queen II to A Night At The Opera). Not a duff track and still sounds great. If you like My Best Friends Girl and Just What I Needed you should like the rest. Some tracks like I'm In Touch With Your World may sound a bit quirky on first listen but break it up nicely on repeated listens.

Candy-O - Sounds similar to the first album and may on first listen not sound as strong song-wise but it really is just as good. It's All I Can Do, Double Life and Night Spots hit the (Night) spot for me.

Panorama - Probably the oddest of their albums and reflects their influences at the time: I think Ric Ocasek liked the some of the more experimental late 70s electronic groups including Suicide. At other times this sounds a bit like Devo. You may think it the weakest of these albums but I play it as much as the others. Key tracks are Panorama (rather hypnotic), Touch And Go and You Wear Those Eyes.

Shake It Up - Moving towards a beefier, poppier 80s sound this still has a great mix of catchy and edgy (well, edgy for the Cars anyway) tracks. Apart from the last two tracks where it flags a bit it's very good. Strangely the last two tracks have the same names as two following tracks on my Best of Buddy Holly album (but they're different songs). Maybe he was a fan.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Burnie on 24 Feb. 2011
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The review above is inaccurate in stating that the Cars discs are not remastered. They are the HDCD remasters and, unusually for a 'remaster', sound just fine. Combined with nice simple packaging this makes for a classic collection at a bargain price.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Andrew S on 5 Oct. 2011
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I was put off buying this for a while by some of the reviews that suggested the discs might not sound good. Finally bought it and they sound fine. The first album sounds the same as the one in the deluxe reissue. Heartbeat City sounds the same as my original cd. I mainly bought it for the middle three discs and am more than happy with them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bluebottlethethird on 14 May 2014
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I used to get a bit fed up of hearing 'Drive' so much, especially on compilations, and tended to write them off as a one song soft rock outfit. But then I picked up one of their cds in a charity shop and realised that they were more than that. They actually wrote some decent rock songs as well. When I saw this box set at well under a tenner I decided to give them another go and wasn't disappointed. If you like a good rock song these five albums will certainly come up with the goods and will leave you humming one or two of the other songs that 'Drive' tends to overshadow. Recommended.
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