The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will induct The Cars in April, honoring the legendary band’s improbable musical legacy and enormous commercial success. Rhino will kick off the celebration early with expanded editions for Heartbeat City.
Every release features the unique album – remastered in 2016 – expanded with rare and unreleased bonus tracks. Illustrated booklets accompany the music and contain liner notes written by renowned rock journalist David Fricke, who details the history of Every album with new interviews by band members Ric Ocasek. The album, which peaked at #3 at the charts, went on to sell four million copies, making it the band’s fifth consecutive platinum album. A fantastic success, the album launched five tracks that reached the Best 40, including the Best Ten hits “Drive” and “You May Think.” Videos for the songs received heavy airplay on MTV, including “Hello Again,” which was once directed by Andy Warhol, and “You May Think,” which won the inaugural MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year in 1984. A few of the seven bonus tracks included on HEARTBEAT CITY: EXPANDED EDITION are unreleased versions of “Why Can’t I Have You” and “I Refuse,” in addition to the demo for “Drive.”