The Elektra Years: 1978-1987

The Elektra Years: 1978-1987

by The Cars


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The Elektra Years: 1978-1987

The Cars' studio albums have been boxed before -- most of them showed up on 2009's Original Album Series, while in 2014 there was a cheap and basic set called Studio Album Collection, 1978-1987 -- but the 2016 set The Elektra Years 1978-1987 is handsomely produced and newly remastered, two features absent on the previous sets. Ric Ocasek handled the digital remaster, while David Robinson is the art director on the set, overseeing the replicas of the original albums and coming up with the spiffy retro artwork. Sadly, "Tonight She Comes" -- a hit single featured on 1985's Greatest Hits and never part of an actual album -- wasn't added as a bonus track to either Heartbeat City or Door to Door, but that's the only flaw on this otherwise nicely assembled, affordable set.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/11/2016
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0081227947439
catalogNumber: 553559
Rank: 19800

Album Credits

Performance Credits

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

Technical Credits

Cars   Producer
Ric Ocasek   Composer,Producer
Greg Hawkes   Composer
Roy Thomas Baker   Producer
Nigel Green   Engineer
Robert John "Mutt" Lange   Producer
David Robinson   Art Direction,Concept
Ian Taylor   Engineer
Geoff Workman   Engineer
Ron Coro   Art Direction
Alberto Vargas   Paintings
Lisa Glines   Art Direction
Johnny Lee   Art Direction

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