The Cars / Heartbeat City and Shake It Up expanded CD and vinyl editions

Unreleased bonus material • CD and 2LP vinyl • 2016 album remasters

Rhino will issue expanded editions of The CarsShake It Up and Heartbeat City next month, with both featuring rare and unreleased bonus material.

Shake It Up was released in 1981 and was produced by Roy Thomas Baker, while 1984’s Heartbeat City was produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange and was even more of a success than its predecessor, delivering many hits singles in America, most notably the transatlantic top ten hit Drive.

Both reissues use the 2016 remastering (from the Elektra Years box) and as well as some B-sides and remixes, between them these expanded editions deliver 10 previously unreleased tracks including the demos of Drive and Shake It Up and early versions of Why Can’t I Have You and A Dream Away.

The good news for vinyl fans in particular is that the full expanded offerings are available both on CD and double LP. David Fricke handles the sleeve notes which feature new interviews by band members –  Ric Ocasek for Heartbeat City and David Robinson for Shake It Up.

The expanded editions of Shake It Up and Heartbeat City will be released on 30 March 2018.

Heartbeat City expanded edition

“Hello Again”
“Looking For Love”
“Stranger Eyes”
“You Might Think”
“It’s Not The Night”
“Why Can’t I Have You”
“I Refuse”
“Heartbeat City”

Bonus Tracks

“Hello Again” – Arthur Baker Remix Version
“Drive” – Demo *
“One More Time” – Early Version of “Why Can’t I Have You” *
“Baby I Refuse” – Early Version of “I Refuse” *
“Jacki” – Early Version of “Heartbeat City” *
“Breakaway” – B-Side of “Why Can’t I Have You”
“Tonight She Comes” – From Greatest Hits

Shake It Up expanded edition

“Since You’re Gone”
“Shake It Up”
“I’m Not The One”
“Victim Of Love”
“A Dream Away”
“This Could Be Love”
“Think It Over”
“Maybe Baby”

Bonus Tracks

“Since You’re Gone” – Early Version *
“Shake It Up” – Demo *
“I’m Not The One” – Remix
“Cruiser” – Early Version *
“Take It On The Run” – Early Version of “A Dream Away” *
“Coming Up You Again” – 1981 Version of “Coming Up You” *
“Little Black Egg”
“Midnight Dancer” *

* Previously Unreleased

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