Remastered and Expanded with Seven Bonus Tracks!
In celebration of the Cars' Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in April 2018, the legendary group's two most iconic albums - Shake It Up and Heartbeat City - are being reissued in Expanded 180g 2LP-sets with remastered editions of the original albums and rare unreleased bonus tracks. Illustrated booklets accompany the music and contain liner notes written by renowned rock journalist David Fricke, who details the history of each album with new interviews by band members Ric Ocasek for Heartbeat City and David Robinson for Shake It Up.
1984's Heartbeat City found the band working with producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange (AC/DC, Foreigner, Def Leppard). The album launched five tracks into the Top 40 including the Top 10 hits "Drive" and "You Might Think," and went on to sell four million copies, making it the band's fifth consecutive platinum album. Heartbeat City benefited from heavy airplay on MTV, including "Hello Again," which was directed by Andy Warhol, and "You Might Think," which won the inaugural MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year. Among the seven bonus tracks included on Heartbeat City: Expanded are unreleased versions of "Why Can't I Have You" and "I Refuse," as well as the demo for "Drive."