the cars heartbeat city album

the cars heartbeat city album

The Cars Heartbeat City Album

I've heard the the cars were recording Heartbeat with a computer. After the completed album they had a listen and it was to computer sounding and had to record the album over again. Bought this album in spring 1984 from the now defunct Crazy Eddie in Brooklyn N.Y. Love all of this vinyl, especially title track Hearbeat City. Played it countless times BIG 1984 and 1985. Managed to snag a NM quiex HC translucent vinyl a year ago. Love this record even got the Cars remastered box set of albums. Great record a lot of great memories. Love all the videos. Heartbeat City was always a party album and still is today 2017. A true mid 1980's album that captures the times brilliantly. Last edited: Feb 5, 2017 Psychedelic Good Trip, Feb 5, 2017 #10 Mr.Sean, Purple, lightbulb and 6 others like this.
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The Cars Heartbeat City Album

MTV had become a major marketing tool by 1984, and the Cars were one of the first bands to use the new video medium to their advantage. The band’s fifth album, Heartbeat City (Elektra), spawned several imaginative and memorable videos, which translated into massive chart and commercial success, making it one of the biggest releases of the year. Produced by hitmaker John “Mutt” Lange (AC/DC, Def Leppard), the album included two Top Ten singles — the ballad “Drive” and the charismatic “You Might Think” — plus an additional two that landed in the Top 20: the summer anthem “Magic” and the eccentric “Hello Again.” But it didn’t just stop there, plenty of other tracks could have been hits as well, such as the sparse rocker “It’s Not the Night” and the breezy pop of “Looking for Love.” Other highlights included the ethereal title track, the melodic rocker “Stranger Eyes,” and the moderately paced love song “Why Can’t I Have You.” Although the Cars experienced their greatest success yet with Heartbeat City, it would unfortunately not last for long — after just one more studio album (1987’s spotty Door to Door), the band split up.
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The Cars Heartbeat City Album

phish63 November 9, 2010 Report referencing Heartbeat City, HDCD, Album, RE, RM, AFZ 033 Steve Hoffman remastered this CD from the original master tapes and the result is stunning if also stunningly frustrating for many fans; the album has better detail and a terrific, wide dynamic range BUT the original album had all the tracks with running into each other with minimal gaps. Hoffman’s version of the album, however, doesn’t. The songs fade out and have the gaps you would traditionally expect between the tracks. Three additional problems have cropped up one with the HDCD encoding. Evidently the HDCD encoding is flawed–with the CD shifting out of HDCD mode unexpectedly as the volume goes down on a track. That won’t be a problem IF you don’t have an HDCD player. The next issue is that if you rip this CD to your iPod (perhaps due to the encoding error)the tracks are missing small sections of the music. I haven’t ripped my edition to my iPod yet but others have and have had problems. The final problem is a simple one that Audio Fidelity immediately addressed; evidently the CDs were shipped without the lyrics (the original album had the lyrics on the sleeve that held the vinyl record). There have also been some complaints that the scan of the artwork is a bit shoddy but I that wasn’t an issue on my copy. Audio Fidelity will be shipping out a lyric booklet to those who purchsed this CD just contact them at their website or call them. Reply See 3 replies Notify me 2 Helpful
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The Cars Heartbeat City Album

phish63 November 9, 2010 Report referencing Heartbeat City, HDCD, Album, RE, RM, AFZ 033 Steve Hoffman remastered this CD from the original master tapes and the result is stunning if also stunningly frustrating for many fans; the album has better detail and a terrific, wide dynamic range BUT the original album had all the tracks with running into each other with minimal gaps. Hoffman’s version of the album, however, doesn’t. The songs fade out and have the gaps you would traditionally expect between the tracks. Three additional problems have cropped up one with the HDCD encoding. Evidently the HDCD encoding is flawed–with the CD shifting out of HDCD mode unexpectedly as the volume goes down on a track. That won’t be a problem IF you don’t have an HDCD player. The next issue is that if you rip this CD to your iPod (perhaps due to the encoding error)the tracks are missing small sections of the music. I haven’t ripped my edition to my iPod yet but others have and have had problems. The final problem is a simple one that Audio Fidelity immediately addressed; evidently the CDs were shipped without the lyrics (the original album had the lyrics on the sleeve that held the vinyl record). There have also been some complaints that the scan of the artwork is a bit shoddy but I that wasn’t an issue on my copy. Audio Fidelity will be shipping out a lyric booklet to those who purchsed this CD just contact them at their website or call them.
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The Cars Heartbeat City Album

referencing Heartbeat City, HDCD, Album, RE, RM, AFZ 033 Steve Hoffman remastered this CD from the original master tapes and the result is stunning if also stunningly frustrating for many fans; the album has better detail and a terrific, wide dynamic range BUT the original album had all the tracks with running into each other with minimal gaps. Hoffman’s version of the album, however, doesn’t. The songs fade out and have the gaps you would traditionally expect between the tracks. Three additional problems have cropped up one with the HDCD encoding. Evidently the HDCD encoding is flawed–with the CD shifting out of HDCD mode unexpectedly as the volume goes down on a track. That won’t be a problem IF you don’t have an HDCD player. The next issue is that if you rip this CD to your iPod (perhaps due to the encoding error)the tracks are missing small sections of the music. I haven’t ripped my edition to my iPod yet but others have and have had problems. The final problem is a simple one that Audio Fidelity immediately addressed; evidently the CDs were shipped without the lyrics (the original album had the lyrics on the sleeve that held the vinyl record). There have also been some complaints that the scan of the artwork is a bit shoddy but I that wasn’t an issue on my copy. Audio Fidelity will be shipping out a lyric booklet to those who purchsed this CD just contact them at their website or call them.
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The Cars Heartbeat City Album

Westcotes54 September 1, 2016 Report referencing Heartbeat City, LP, Album, Gat, 960 296-1 I absolutely adore the early Cars stuff – – – it was different. By the time Heartbeat City came out in 1984 they had lost their edge . It has been 20 years since I listened to this album and in fact it’s not half band. The title track just sticks in your head. Not the best but definately worth a listen. Reply Notify me Helpful
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The Cars Heartbeat City Album

Westcotes54 September 1, 2016 Report referencing Heartbeat City, LP, Album, Gat, 960 296-1 I absolutely adore the early Cars stuff – – – it was different. By the time Heartbeat City came out in 1984 they had lost their edge . It has been 20 years since I listened to this album and in fact it’s not half band. The title track just sticks in your head. Not the best but definately worth a listen.
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The Cars Heartbeat City Album

referencing Heartbeat City, LP, Album, Gat, 960 296-1 I absolutely adore the early Cars stuff – – – it was different. By the time Heartbeat City came out in 1984 they had lost their edge . It has been 20 years since I listened to this album and in fact it’s not half band. The title track just sticks in your head. Not the best but definately worth a listen.
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Heartbeat City is the fifth studio album by American rock band the Cars. Released in 1984, it was produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange. Picking up a positive commercial response, the Cars had many tracks getting airplay, and singles “Drive” and “You Might Think” in particular both became Top 10 hits. The album also received supportive reviews from several critics; for example, Robert Christgau stated that “the glossy approach the Cars invented has made this the best year for pure pop in damn near twenty, and it’s only fair that they should return so confidently to form.”
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El álbum fue producido por el aclamado productor Robert John “Mutt” Lange. Su compromiso de trabajar con el álbum de The Cars significaba que no era capaz de trabajar en el próximo álbum de Def Leppard, Hysteria. (Sin embargo, debido a los retrasos en la grabación del álbum, Lange fue finalmente capaz de producir el álbum.)
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Despite being extremely popular out of the gate, The Cars seemed to maintain an edge, and went full New Wave mode on Panorama. Then they started to slide toward pop mainstream with Shake It Up, and kind of alienated me as a fan. Unfortunately, never paid much attention to Heartbeat City when it was new. Was obviously very familiar with the hits from MTV and FM radio. Agreed, “Drive” was used very effectively at Live Aid. Over the years, tried to re-approach The Cars (used to have the first 4 on vinyl). Retrospectives weren't the best way, as they should be enjoyed by their albums. So, it happened with issues of audiophile versions. Grabbed DCC gold of debut, MFSL gold of Candy-O and Shake It Up, HDCD of Panorama. Then finally got Heartbeat City on AF gold. Sounds really nice, and within the context of the time and where they were in the career, they deserved the commercial success. The collection might've turned out a bit differently, in hindsight now, if there'd have been a way of expecting that MFSL would do 4 of the 5 in SACD, but replacing other audiophile versions generally hasn't been my M.O. Say It Right, Feb 5, 2017 #13 GodShifter and videoman like this.

Published on Mar 25, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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