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Complete Greatest Hits
     

Complete Greatest Hits

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by The Cars
 

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When the Cars released their first greatest-hits album in 1985, it was capping a golden run that culminated in 1984's Heartbeat City, their biggest hit yet. They lasted one more album, 1987's abysmal Door to Door. So, technically, there isn't that much new territory covered by Complete

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When the Cars released their first greatest-hits album in 1985, it was capping a golden run that culminated in 1984's Heartbeat City, their biggest hit yet. They lasted one more album, 1987's abysmal Door to Door. So, technically, there isn't that much new territory covered by Complete Greatest Hits, especially since there's only one song -- the only good one, "You Are the Girl" -- from Door to Door, but it's nevertheless a substantial improvement over that initial hits collection, while being easier to digest for most listeners than the exhaustive 1995 anthology Just What I Needed. Essentially, the title explains it all, since it has all of the hits, which also means many are AOR staples. This approach means that nearly all of their debut and half of Heartbeat City is on this disc, but it also means that there's essentially nothing missing (apart from perhaps "Candy-O") that casual fans would want. Also, this approach confirms that the Cars were a sexy, stylish new wave singles band on the order of Blondie -- sure, they had one classic album in their canon (the debut), along with some very good follow-ups, but they made the most sense song by song on the radio, even years after their prime. To hear why, this is the disc to get.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/19/2002
Label:
Elektra / Wea
UPC:
0081227828820
catalogNumber:
78288
Rank:
2288

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cars   Primary Artist
Ric Ocasek   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Elliot Easton   Guitar,Background Vocals
Greg Hawkes   Percussion,Keyboards,Saxophone,Background Vocals
Benjamin Orr   Bass Guitar,Vocals
David Robinson   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Cars   Producer
Ric Ocasek   Composer,Producer
Greg Hawkes   Composer,Producer
Greg Allen   Art Direction
Roy Thomas Baker   Producer
Bill Inglot   Producer
Robert John "Mutt" Lange   Producer
David McLees   Producer
Mike Shipley   Producer
Brett Milano   Liner Notes
Leigh Hall   Liner Note Coordination

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Complete Greatest Hits 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this completly summed up what great tracks the Cars had and i loved it!My favorites are "just what i needed,moving in stereo,shake it up,drive,magic,hello again,and you are the girl". There's many more that i loved also but those are my favorites in my opinion.
Groverox More than 1 year ago
Has all the hits you hear on the radio. Lots of fun, great to crank up with the windows rolled down!
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