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The Cars Heartbeat City LP 180 Gram Vinyl Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Limited Edition MoFi MFSL RTI USA

The Cars Heartbeat City LP 180 Gram Vinyl Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Limited Edition MoFi MFSL RTI USA Maximize
Artist: The Cars
Title: Heartbeat City
Catalog Number: MFSL 1-442
Label: Elektra
Reissued by: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
Barcode: 821797144216
Original release year: 1984
Reissue year: 2016
Number of discs: 1
Revolutions per minute: 33⅓ rpm
Disc size: 12"
Vinyl Weight Grade: 180gr
Limited Edition: Yes
Numbered Edition: Yes
Total Item Weight: 588gr
Pressing country: USA
For Market Release in: USA
Added to catalog on: March 31, 2019
Collection: MFSL Original Master Recording
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The Cars emerged from the new wave scene in the late 1970s. The band was at the forefront in merging 1970s guitar-oriented rock with the new synthesizer-oriented pop that was then becoming popular and which flourished in the early 1980s. The Cars broke up in 1988 with several million records sold and many awards, being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2018.

 

 

  • Limited Edition
  • Numbered Edition
  • 180 Gram High Definition Vinyl pressed at RTI
  • Half-Speed mastering on MFSL Gain 2 Ultra Analog System
  • Mastered by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
  • Cut from the Original Analog Master Tapes
  • Mastered by Krieg Wunderlich
  • Special Static Free & Dust Free Inner Sleeves
  • Deluxe Gatefold heavy duty cover

 

 

The Cars Heartbeat City on Numbered-Edition 180g LP from Mobile Fidelity. Four-Times-Platinum Heartbeat City Survives as the Cars’ Final Great Album Before Break-Up. Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Mobile Fidelity LP Presents the 1984 Mutt Lange-Produced Heartbeat City In Extraordinary Sound. Loaded With Recognizable Hits: “Drive,” “You Might Think,” “Magic,” “Hello Again,” and “Why Can’t I Have You” All Top 40 Singles.


1984 will always be remembered for the debut of the Macintosh computer, the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, and the ascent of MTV as the most powerful cultural medium of the era. The year is also recognized for the Cars’ savvy contributions not only to the burgeoning music-video channel but to pop itself. Released in April, the four-times platinum Heartbeat City ultimately spawned five Top 40 singles—four of them landing in the Top 20, two in the Top 10—and serve as the final memorable record from the Boston group, which disbanded in 1987.


Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity’s numbered-edition 180g LP of Heartbeat City revisits the landmark album via a rich fidelity unmatched by any prior edition. Signifying the first time the set has been available on vinyl in nearly three decades, this reissue opens up the soundstages, decongests the low frequencies, and shines a spotlight on Mutt Lange’s pinpoint balances and glossy hooks. Indeed, the now-household-name producer would make a lasting mark with Heartbeat City, whose radio-friendly sound, multi-layered textures, and smooth, suave, synth-heavy pulses set a precedent for the period’s hit-making pop.


Overflowing with a surfeit of finger-snapping beats, electro-pop effects, streamlined guitar notes, and bright melodies, Heartbeat City trades in efficiency, catchiness, and to-the-point craftiness. Unlike most mid-80s records, the electronic effects and sleek tonalities aren’t dated due to both the focused production and irresistible songwriting. Leader Ric Ocasek penned all ten tunes, and while a mind-boggling five charted in the Top 40, what makes Heartbeat City such a staple is the fact that it’s easy to imagine every song on it crashing the Billboard Hot 100. Call it the new-wave version of Thriller.


Indeed, the record’s track list automatically triggers a mental jukebox. The spare simplicity and hopefulness of “Magic.” The simultaneously sad longing and soothing somberness of the Benjamin Orr-sung “Drive.” The shimmer and shuffling riff of “You Might Think.” The ping-pong bounce and futuristic paranoia of “Hello Again.” The atmospheric, arty title track. Heartbeat City is a veritable lesson in pop tunesmithship.

 

 

Track Listing:

 

01. Hello Again
02. Looking for Love
03. Magic
04. Drive
05. Stranger Eyes
06. You Might Think
07. It’s Not the Night
08. Why Can’t I Have You
09. I Refuse
10. Heartbeat City

 

Click here to listen to samples on YouTube.com

 

 

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