Remastered and Expanded with Eight 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.
The Cars recorded Shake It Up in 1981 at Syncro Sound, the band's newfound studio in Boston, with producer Roy Thomas Baker. Working in their own space afforded them the time to perfect the sound of the album, which became their third-straight Top 10 hit record and sold more than two million copies. It features the unforgettable singles "Since You're Gone," "Think It Over" and the title cut, the latter serving as their first Top 10 hit. Several unreleased tracks make their debut on Shake It Up: Expanded, including an early version of "Since You're Gone," the demo for "Shake It Up" and an unreleased song called "Midnight Dancer."