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The CarsThe Cars

Label:Elektra – 6E-135
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, SP - Specialty Pressing
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:New Wave, Pop Rock, Synth-pop

Tracklist

A1Good Times Roll3:44
A2My Best Friend's Girl3:44
A3Just What I Needed3:44
A4I'm In Touch With Your World3:31
A5Don't Cha Stop3:01
B1You're All I've Got Tonight4:13
B2Bye Bye Love4:14
B3Moving In Stereo
Written-ByGreg Hawkes, Ric Ocasek
5:15
B4All Mixed Up4:14
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Credits

Notes

"SP" suffix in label matrix denotes a Specialty Records Corporation pressing variant of the original issue.

Red "E" labels with a different typesetting layout than on other similar versions.

Inner sleeve with photo collage and song lyrics.

All Songs Written By Ric Ocasek (Lido Music, Inc. BMI) except "Moving In Stereo" Written By Ric Ocasek & Greg Hawks (Oversnare Music ASCAP).
℗ & © 1978 Elektra/Asylum Records
© 1978 Lido Music, Inc. (BMI)
© 1978 Lido Music, Inc. (BMI) and Oversnare Music (ASCAP)

Elektra - A Division Of Warner Communications Inc.

All runout data is hand-etched except for stamped "sᴛᴇʀʟɪɴɢ" & "SRC" company logos.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society (A1 to B2, B4): BMI
  • Rights Society (B3): ASCAP
  • Pressing Plant ID (Suffix in label matrix): SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label matrix): 6E-135-A SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label matrix): 6E-135-B SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): 6E-135-A-SP RTB STERLING [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): 6E-135-B-SP RTB STERLING [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2): 6E-135-A-6-SP RTB STERLING [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2): 6E-135-B-7-SP RTB 1-1 STERLING [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 3): 6E-135-AS-10-SP STERLING [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 3): 6E-135-B-10-SP 5 STERLING [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 4): 6E-135-A-SP 1-2 RTB STERLING [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 4): 6E-135-B-SP RTB 1-5 STERLING [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 5): 6E-135-A-SP 1-6 RTB STERLING [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 5): 6E-135-B-SP RTB 1-5 STERLING [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 6): Elektra 6E-135-A-9-SP 1-2 STERLING [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 6): Elektra 6E-135-B-7-SP RTB 1-2 STERLING [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 7): 6E-135-A-9-SP 5SM1-2 RTB STERLING [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 7): 6E-135-B-7-SP RTB 6 STERLING [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 8): 6E-135-A-9-SP 1-2 STERLING [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 8): 6E-135-B-7-SP RTB 1-3 STERLING [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 9): 6E-135-A-SP 1-2 RTB STERLING [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 9): 6E-135-B-SP RTB STERLING [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 10): 6E-135-A-SP 1-8 RTB STERLING [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 10): 6E-135-B-SP RTB STERLING 1-5 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 11): 6E-135-A-SP 1-1 RTB STERLING [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 11): 6E-135-B-SP RTB STERLING 1-3 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 12): 6E-135-A6-SP RTB STERLING 1-5 6E
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 12): 6E-135-B-SP RTB STERLING 1-7 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 13): 6E-135-A-9-SP 5SM1-1 STERLING [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 13): 6E-135-B-10-SP 5SM1-1 STERLING [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 14): 6E-135-A-SP 1-8 RTB STERLING [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 14): 6E-135-B-SP RTB STERLING 1-6 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 15): 6E-135-A-SP 1-6 RTB STERLING [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 15): 6E-135-B-SP RTB STERLING 1-6 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 16): 6E-135-A-SP 1-4 RTB STERLING [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 16): 6E-135-B-SP RTB STERLING 1-5 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 17): 6E-135-A-9-SP 1-2 STERLING [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 17): 6E-135-B-10-SP 1-4 STERLING [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 18): 6E-135-A-SP 1-5 RTB STERLING [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 18): 6E-135-B-SP RTB STERLING 1-5 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 19): 6E-135-A-SP 1-1 RTB STERLING [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 19): 6E-135-B-SP RTB STERLING 1-1 [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 20): 6E-135-A-SP 1-2 RTB STERLING [SRC logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 20): 6E-135-B-SP 1-4 RTB STERLING [SRC logo]

Other Versions (5 of 225)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
The Cars (LP, Album, Stereo, PRC-W, Compton Press)Elektra6E-135US1978
Recently Edited
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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Reviews

  • waifuvevo's avatar
    waifuvevo
    Honestly this sounds much better than I thought. Large soundstage here, and very dynamic somehow. I’m really enjoying this album and this is a great way to experience it!!
    • BottleOfSmoke's avatar
      BottleOfSmoke
      Found a $9 copy today at my local shop. Cleaned it up, it sounds great. Almost no surface noise, nice clarity.
      • jslo592's avatar
        jslo592
        this is essentially their greatest hits album. I think of only, like, two songs off of this album that the radio stations then didn't play like clockwork. there are so many classics on this album and it sounds great!
        • johhnnyD14's avatar
          johhnnyD14
          Wide soundstage and good clarity overall. Not a masterpiece by any means but the best I've heard this album.
          • masamies's avatar
            masamies
            Beautiful sounding pressing of a legendary album. Great sound quality, quiet, dynamic and with beautiful stereo separation.
            • bibshorts1972's avatar
              Ehhhhh…I’ll agree on the great soundstage and quality of pressing but the sound is too bright to my ears. It hurts when its turned up to and past cocktail party volume. Wish I could EQ it and shave some treble off of it!
              • tra4411's avatar
                tra4411
                Edited one year ago
                I have to add to the accolades of this pressing. I had the mofi and sold it because this SP pressing kicks its......

                The drums on "You're All I Got Tonight" sound like they are inside my speakers trying to tear their way out!
                • killzachgawronski's avatar
                  picked up a copy for $15, almost dead silent pressing, really punchy bass and great instrumentals––solid purchase
                  • brian-ashton's avatar
                    brian-ashton
                    Just picked this up at Josey Records for 20. Still had shrink wrap and hype sticker. Visible surface scuffs, but completely clean when played.
                    Question: does anyone know what's so "special" about this pressing?
                    • t4t3r's avatar
                      t4t3r
                      Found a very clean copy of this recently after looking for awhile. Ever so slightly thin sounding in some songs, but overall sounds fantastic.

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