Newly Remastered and Expanded Version featuring Original Album Plus Rare and Unreleased Recordings; Music on 3 Sides with Etching on the 4th
Following the massive success of The Cars' multi-platinum debut in 1978, the band kept its platinum-album streak rolling with Candy-O and Panorama, releases that include memorable hits like "Let's Go," "It's All I Can Do" and "Touch and Go." For the first time ever, the band has expanded those classics to create versions that include rare and unreleased recordings taken from the sessions for each album.
Cars mastermind Ric Ocasek recently supervised the remastering of these albums for 2016's boxed set The Cars: The Elektra Years, ensuring superior sound quality on these new versions. Presented in gatefold sleeves, the new double vinyl versions include music on three sides with an etching on the fourth.
The Cars returned in the summer of 1980 with Panorama, which became the band's third consecutive platinum release, peaking at No. 3 on the Billboard Album Chart. Panorama became a fan favorite thanks to songs like "Touch And Go," "Up And Down," and "Gimme Some Slack." The Panorama: Expanded Edition builds on the original album's ten songs with four bonus tracks. They include the B-side "Don't Go To Pieces," as well as unreleased songs like "Shooting For You," and "Be My Baby." David Wild pens the liner notes to go along with reminisces from keyboardist Greg Hawkes.