The Cars ‎– Heartbeat City

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Tracklist

Hello Again 3:47
Looking For Love 3:52
Magic 3:57
Drive 3:55
Stranger Eyes 4:26
You Might Think 3:04
It's Not The Night 3:49
Why Can't I Have You 4:04
I Refuse 3:16
Heartbeat City 4:31

Versions (83)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
60296-1 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album, Spe) Elektra 60296-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
GDJ 84-126 The Cars Guest D. J.: Show #126(LP, Transcription) PFM Inc. GDJ 84-126 US 1984 Sell This Version
E8-60296 The Cars Heartbeat City(8-Trk, Album) Elektra E8-60296 US 1984 Sell This Version
9 60296-2, 60296-2 The Cars Heartbeat City(CD, Album) Elektra, Elektra 9 60296-2, 60296-2 US 1984 Sell This Version
9 60296-2, 60296-2 The Cars Heartbeat City(CD, Album) Elektra, Elektra 9 60296-2, 60296-2 US 1984 Sell This Version
60296-2, 9 60296-2 The Cars Heartbeat City(CD, Album) Elektra, Elektra 60296-2, 9 60296-2 US 1984 Sell This Version
60296-2, 9 60296-2 The Cars Heartbeat City(CD, Album, Tar) Elektra, Elektra 60296-2, 9 60296-2 UK, Europe & US 1984 Sell This Version
CASS. 85016 The Cars Heartbeat City(Cass) Elektra CASS. 85016 Ecuador 1984 Sell This Version
96 02964 The Cars Heartbeat City(Cass, Album) Elektra 96 02964 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
96 0296-4 The Cars Heartbeat City(Cass, Album) Elektra 96 0296-4 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
60296-4 The Cars Heartbeat City(Cass, Album) Elektra 60296-4 Philippines 1984 Sell This Version
60296-4, 9 60296-4 The Cars Heartbeat City(Cass, Album) Elektra, Elektra 60296-4, 9 60296-4 US 1984 Sell This Version
9 60296-4, 60296-4 The Cars Heartbeat City(Cass, Album) Elektra, Elektra 9 60296-4, 60296-4 US 1984 Sell This Version
960 296-4 The Cars Heartbeat City(Cass, Album) Elektra 960 296-4 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
E4-60296 The Cars Heartbeat City(Cass, Album, Club) Elektra E4-60296 US 1984 Sell This Version
60296-4, 9 60296-4 The Cars Heartbeat City(Cass, Album, Dol) Elektra, Elektra 60296-4, 9 60296-4 US 1984 Sell This Version
MAX 1853 The Cars Heartbeat City(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MAX (2) MAX 1853 1984 Sell This Version
UFO 4920 The Cars Heartbeat City(Cass, Album, Unofficial) UFO (4) UFO 4920 Singapore 1984 Sell This Version
960 296-1 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album) Elektra 960 296-1 UK 1984 Sell This Version
60296-1 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album) Elektra 60296-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
96 0296-1 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album) Elektra 96 0296-1 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
60296-1 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album) Elektra 60296-1 Turkey 1984 Sell This Version
960 296-1 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album) Elektra 960 296-1 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
OLW-306 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album) Elektra OLW-306 South Korea 1984 Sell This Version
L.P.-85016 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album) Elektra L.P.-85016 Ecuador 1984 Sell This Version
Ref 6032 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album) Elektra Ref 6032 Colombia 1984 Sell This Version
60296-1 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album) Elektra 60296-1 New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
60296-1 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album) Elektra 60296-1 Philippines 1984 Sell This Version
9 60296-1 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album) Elektra 9 60296-1 UK 1984 Sell This Version
ELEKTRA 3046 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album) Elektra ELEKTRA 3046 Venezuela 1984 Sell This Version
60296-1 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album) Elektra 60296-1 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
60296-1 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album, Car) Elektra 60296-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
60296-1 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album, Club) Elektra 60296-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
60296-1 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album, Club, Gat) Elektra 60296-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
60296-1 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra 60296-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
32.077 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra 32.077 Brazil 1984 Sell This Version
EKC 6148 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra EKC 6148 South Africa 1984 Sell This Version
960 296-1 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra 960 296-1 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
960 296-1 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra 960 296-1 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
960 296-1 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra 960 296-1 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
96 02961 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra 96 02961 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
32.077 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra 32.077 Brazil 1984 Sell This Version
96 0296-1 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra 96 0296-1 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
P-11463 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra P-11463 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
960 296-1 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra 960 296-1 Scandinavia 1984 Sell This Version
75596-0296-1 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra 75596-0296-1 Portugal 1984 Sell This Version
96 0296-1 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra 96 0296-1 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
960 296-1 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra 960 296-1 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
LDWE-6245 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra LDWE-6245 Mexico 1984 Sell This Version
Y - ELK - 0602961.7 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra Y - ELK - 0602961.7 Peru 1984 Sell This Version
60296-1 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album, Ltd, Promo) Elektra 60296-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
60296-1 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album, M/Print, Spe) Elektra 60296-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
P-11463 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album, Promo, Gat) Elektra P-11463 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
60296-1 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album, RE) Elektra 60296-1 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
960296-1 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album, Spe) Elektra 960296-1 Israel 1984 Sell This Version
SLIN 3514 The Cars Latido Del Corazón De La Ciudad(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra SLIN 3514 Argentina 1984 Sell This Version
32XD-328 The Cars Heartbeat City(CD, Album) Elektra 32XD-328 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
ELK 4-60296-1 The Cars Heartbeat City(Cass, Album) Suzy, Elektra ELK 4-60296-1 Yugoslavia 1985 Sell This Version
ELK 60296-1 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album, Gat) Suzy, Elektra ELK 60296-1 Yugoslavia 1985 Sell This Version
ELK 60296-1 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album, Gat) Suzy, Elektra ELK 60296-1 Yugoslavia 1985 Sell This Version
ELEKTRA-3046 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album, RE) Elektra ELEKTRA-3046 Venezuela 1987 Sell This Version
20P2-2429 The Cars = カーズ* The Cars = カーズ* - Heartbeat City = ハートビート・シティ(CD, Album, RE) Elektra 20P2-2429 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
7559-60296-2, 9 60296-2 The Cars Heartbeat City(CD, Album, RE) Elektra, Elektra 7559-60296-2, 9 60296-2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
2025 The Cars Heartbeat City(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Takt Music 2025 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
MTCD - 0042 The Cars Heartbeat City(CD, Album, Unofficial) MT Co., Ltd. MTCD - 0042 Russia 1994 Sell This Version
AMCY-3015 The Cars Heartbeat City(CD, Album, RE) Elektra AMCY-3015 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
60296-2 The Cars Heartbeat City(CD, Album, Unofficial) Elektra (2), CD Media Records 60296-2 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
WPCR-75252 The Cars Heartbeat City(CD, Album, RP) Elektra WPCR-75252 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
none The Cars Heartbeat City(10xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Elektra none US 2008
AFZ 033 The Cars Heartbeat City(HDCD, Album, RE, RM) Audio Fidelity (3) AFZ 033 US 2009 Sell This Version
WPCR-14386 The Cars Heartbeat City(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Gat) Warner Bros. Records, Elektra WPCR-14386 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
MFSL 1-442 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Ltd, RE, Gat) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL 1-442 US 2016 Sell This Version
UDSACD 2163 The Cars Heartbeat City(SACD, Hybrid, Ltd, Num, RE, RM) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDSACD 2163 US 2016 Sell This Version
9 60296-2, 60296-2 The Cars Heartbeat City(CD, Album, Club) Elektra, Elektra 9 60296-2, 60296-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
E2-60296 The Cars Heartbeat City(CD, Album, Club, RE) Elektra E2-60296 US Unknown Sell This Version
4670001543224 The Cars Heartbeat City(CD, Album, RE) Elektra, Фирма Грамзаписи Никитин 4670001543224 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
CD 60296 The Cars Heartbeat City(CD, Album, RE) Elektra CD 60296 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
602962 The Cars Heartbeat City(CD, Album, RE) Elektra 602962 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
9 60296-2, 60296-2 The Cars Heartbeat City(CD, Album, RE) Elektra, Elektra 9 60296-2, 60296-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 60296-2, 960 296-2 The Cars Heartbeat City(CD, Album, RE) Elektra, Elektra 9 60296-2, 960 296-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
9 60296-2, 60296-2 The Cars Heartbeat City(CD, Album, RP) Elektra, Elektra 9 60296-2, 60296-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 60296-2 The Cars Heartbeat City(CD, Album, Unofficial) Elektra (2) 9 60296-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
60296-1 The Cars Heartbeat City(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra 60296-1 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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rk_kman

rk_kman

February 3, 2017
referencing Heartbeat City, LP, Album, Spe, 60296-1
I JUST realized that my sleeve list the song as "Jacki" and not "Heartbeat City". Very strange. I couldn't see where there was a release that also misnamed the track.
rasoren

rasoren

September 17, 2016
referencing Heartbeat City, LP, Album, Gat, 96 02961
I picked this up used for $6 and after washing it gave it a spin. As soon as I heard the opening synth line of Hello Again I knew I had struck gold. What a clean, dynamic and dead quiet pressing of a (still) fantastic album. Highly recommended.
Westcotes54

Westcotes54

September 1, 2016
referencing Heartbeat City, LP, Album, Gat, 960 296-1
I absolutely adore the early Cars stuff - - - it was different. By the time Heartbeat City came out in 1984 they had lost their edge [ or so I thought]. It has been 20 years since I listened to this album and in fact it's not half band. The title track just sticks in your head. Not the best but definately worth a listen.
eliseucarvalho1983

eliseucarvalho1983

June 30, 2016
referencing Heartbeat City, LP, Album, Gat, 32.077
It's strange that the Brazilian release has no "Drive" :-(
anonamemouse

anonamemouse

December 15, 2015
referencing Heartbeat City, HDCD, Album, RE, RM, AFZ 033
This album was remastered by Steve Hoffman, and, as usual, he gave it a "personal touch", something he really should not be doing. It is his job to recreate the original album with the best possible sound. Unfortunately he did not succeed there either.
For that you'll need the 20P2-2429.
DJNuklz

DJNuklz

November 6, 2014
referencing Heartbeat City, CD, Album, 9 60296-2, 60296-2

My copy says "Printed in Japan" on the back insert.
phish63

phish63

November 9, 2010
referencing Heartbeat City, HDCD, Album, RE, RM, AFZ 033

Steve Hoffman remastered this CD from the original master tapes and the result is stunning if also stunningly frustrating for many fans; the album has better detail and a terrific, wide dynamic range BUT the original album had all the tracks with running into each other with minimal gaps. Hoffman's version of the album, however, doesn't. The songs fade out and have the gaps you would traditionally expect between the tracks.

Three additional problems have cropped up one with the HDCD encoding. Evidently the HDCD encoding is flawed--with the CD shifting out of HDCD mode unexpectedly as the volume goes down on a track. That won't be a problem IF you don't have an HDCD player.

The next issue is that if you rip this CD to your iPod (perhaps due to the encoding error)the tracks are missing small sections of the music. I haven't ripped my edition to my iPod yet but others have and have had problems.

The final problem is a simple one that Audio Fidelity immediately addressed; evidently the CDs were shipped without the lyrics (the original album had the lyrics on the sleeve that held the vinyl record). There have also been some complaints that the scan of the artwork is a bit shoddy but I that wasn't an issue on my copy. Audio Fidelity will be shipping out a lyric booklet to those who purchsed this CD just contact them at their website or call them.
marks

marks

January 14, 2010
edited over 7 years ago
referencing Heartbeat City, CD, Album, RE, 7559-60296-2, 9 60296-2
Does it get any slicker or polished than the fifth album from The Cars. With Mutt Lange co-producing, the boys hit the charts with not one, but two top 10 songs. It really should have been the end of them here, going out in style at the peak of form.

For myself, the 80s are not complete without this band, my father did their live sound for years and their albums were in constant play around the house. Most people would view them as a 70s rock band trying to play the new romantic card, nothing could be further from the truth. I'd say it was more the new romantics taking numerous cues from this bunch.

Benjamin Orr and Rik Ocasek fulfill the arc begun with their debut thunderously. This is the curtain going down, a band ruling the airwaves and packing in massive venues. Everything you could ask for is on this album, crunchy guitars meld with the sinewy vocals of Ocasek; Orr's velvety range is in full swing for the ever-classic and timeless Drive. Synthesizers play a much more prominent role here, very expertly applied. This isn't electronics for the sake of something "new" as was so often the case in those days. Atmospheres are created, splendor is realized.

I don't quite know what could rival this these days. Even though Panorama is my favourite, Heartbeat City is the one which is definitively The Cars. If only I'd not have scorned them the way I did when this came out, but being the ripe old age of eleven I was busy fiending over Joan Jett and various bands who have not stood the test of time. Hindsight is contagious but the real killer is that there will never be another performance by the band, Orr's death in 2000 rules that out.

So put this one on and make with the strobes. It's 1984 all over again, and such a time it was. Where did I put those parachute pants...