Complete Greatest Hits

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/19/2002
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • UPC: 081227828820
  • Catalog Number: 78288
  • Sales rank: 4,261

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Just What I Needed (3:45)
  2. 2 My Best Friend's Girl (3:45)
  3. 3 Good Times Roll (3:47)
  4. 4 You're All I've Got Tonight (4:14)
  5. 5 Bye Bye Love (4:15)
  6. 6 Moving In Stereo (4:46)
  7. 7 Let's Go (3:35)
  8. 8 It's All I Can Do (3:45)
  9. 9 Dangerous Type (4:30)
  10. 10 Touch And Go (4:57)
  11. 11 Shake It Up (3:35)
  12. 12 Since You're Gone (3:33)
  13. 13 I'm Not The One (4:14)
  14. 14 You Might Think (3:07)
  15. 15 Drive (3:57)
  16. 16 Magic (3:59)
  17. 17 Hello Again (3:48)
  18. 18 Why Can't I Have You (4:05)
  19. 19 Tonight She Comes (3:56)
  20. 20 You Are The Girl (3:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The 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
The 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
Daniel Hersch Remastering
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Title says it all

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Can't stop listening to it!

    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.

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