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The CarsThe Cars

Label:Elektra – 6E-135
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, PRC-W, Compton Press
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:New Wave, Pop Rock, Power Pop

Tracklist

A1Good Times Roll
SongwriterRic Ocasek
3:44
A2My Best Friend's Girl
SongwriterRic Ocasek
3:44
A3Just What I Needed
SongwriterRic Ocasek
3:44
A4I'm In Touch With Your World
SongwriterRic Ocasek
3:31
A5Don't Cha Stop
SongwriterRic Ocasek
3:01
B1You're All I've Got Tonight
SongwriterRic Ocasek
4:13
B2Bye Bye Love
SongwriterRic Ocasek
4:14
B3Moving In Stereo
SongwriterGreg Hawkes, Ric Ocasek
5:15
B4All Mixed Up
SongwriterRic Ocasek
4:14
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Notes

PRC Recording Company, Compton, CA, press denoted by PRC-W in label matrices and runouts.
"STERLING" stamped in runouts, the rest etched.

Issued with custom-printed inner sleeve with lyrics, credits and photos.

Produced and Engineered for R.T.B. (Audio-Visual) Productions Ltd.
Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York.

℗ & © 1978 Elektra/Asylum Records
℗ 1978 Elektra Records

All songs published by Lido Music BMI except B3 published by Lido Music BMI and Oversnare Music ASCAP.
All songs copyright ©1978 Lido Music (BMI) except B3 copyright ©1978 Lido Music (BMI) and Oversnare Music (ASCAP).

Important note: There are Columbia pressings of this release that have "PRC-W" plant code printed on
the labels, so make sure you check your runouts carefully when trying to identfy your copy.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Pressing Plant ID (Labels): PRC-W
  • Rights Society (A1 to B4): BMI
  • Rights Society (B3): ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (A side label): 6E-135-A
  • Matrix / Runout (B side label): 6E-135-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): 6E-135-A1-RE-PRCW STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): 6E-135-B-4-PRCW RTB STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2): 6E-135-A1-RE-PRCW I STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2): 6E-135-B-1-PRCW 1-VIII RTB STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 3): 6E-135-A1-PRCW RTB STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 3): 6E-135-B-4-PRCW RTB STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 4): 6E-135-A1-RE-PRCW 1 STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 4): 6E-135-B-1-PRCW 1 RTB STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 5): 6E-135-A-5-PRC-W-1 STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 5): 6E-135-B-8PRCW STERLING RTB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 6): 6E-135-A4-PRCW-1 RTB STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 6): 6E-135-B-1-PRCW 1 RTB STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 7): 6E-135-A-7-PRCW RTB STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 7): 6E-135-B-5-PRC-W-1 STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 8): 6E-135-A-5- PRC-W- 1 STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 8): 6E-135-B-5-PRC-W-1 STERLING

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Cars (LP, Album)ElektraK 52088UK1978
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The Cars (Cassette, Album)ElektraTC-5135US1978
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The Cars (Cassette, Album)ElektraTC-5135US1978
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The Cars (LP, Album)Elektra, ElektraELK 52 088, 6E-135Germany1978
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The Cars (LP, Album)ElektraELK 52 088Europe1978

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Reviews

  • JasonHess's avatar
    JasonHess
    One of the greatest debut albums ever. A near perfect album.
    • jvillano's avatar
      jvillano
      Just picked up this US 1st pressing and it is super clean and clear. It is a great sounding copy, except there absolutely NO BASS….. I had to double check to see if my subs were still working. Does anyone else this issue with this pressing?
      • jfsebastion1957's avatar
        Simple description, this is the definitive version of the Cars S/T. This is a true audiophile release and 40 dollars plus shipping. Better than the Original press, tons better than MOFI version.
        • hobbes4444's avatar
          hobbes4444
          Edited one year ago
          Did a recent shoot out with this pressing (similar to variant 8, A5/B4 PRC-W) and the Nautilus and MoFi. While the DCC CD may be the best sounding version overall, I think this run of the mill original press LP sounds the best of those three vinyl pressings. I did not sample the Rhino remaster from a few years ago. The Nautilus has a definite midrange scoop and is not cut as hot as this. And the MoFI is interesting but it just has a more distant sound and lacks the punch of the original. YMMV, but I say give this a spin and ENJOY!! It certainly sounds better than the 8-track I had as a kid...
          • harleyrider17's avatar
            harleyrider17
            I discovered this album in my local record store. 1st pressing from Canada, sounds really good and was in excellent condition with slight edge wear on the sleeve and original inner. Great album
            • jamessavik's avatar
              jamessavik
              This is one of my favorite old albums from back in the day. It sounds great loud, especially on long road trips.
              • cratediggerVT's avatar
                cratediggerVT
                All killer, No filler on this album. This album came out in 1978 and helped define what was to become the "80's" sound.
                • Tonystpierre0's avatar
                  Great Album 5/5
                  Best song's from this include
                  My Best Friends Girl
                  Moving In Stereo
                  Good Times Roll
                  Bye Bye Love
                  Just What I Needed
                  • punchycool's avatar
                    punchycool
                    Exceptional album to be played from side one to side two. Miss these days.
                    • punchycool's avatar
                      punchycool
                      Exceptional album to be played from side one to side two. Miss these days.

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