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The Cars Releasing Definitive Greatest Hits Collection Next Month

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Coming on May 6th, is the Cars latest greatest hits collection — Moving In Stereo: The Best Of The Cars. In addition to such ’80s radio staples as “Just What I Needed,” “Drive,” “My Best Friend’s Girl,” and “Let’s Go,” the new set includes the rare, single mix for ‘I’m Not The One,’ as well as a live version of “Everything You Say,” and a new mix by producer Philippe Zdar of “Sad Song,” a track from the band’s last album, 2011’s Move Like This.

Last month, the group released The Elektra Years 1978-1987. The new box set features the original band’s six studio albums, with new digital remastering overseen by band leader and songwriter Ric Ocasek with drummer David Robinson, who helped create the band’s legendary album covers over the years serving as art director. The albums included are 1978’s The Cars, 1979’s Candy-O, 1980’s Panorama, 1981’s Shake It Up, 1984’s Heartbeat City, and 1987’s Door To Door.

We asked Cars lead guitarist Elliot Easton what his favorite period of the band’s career was: “Probably the first album, just ’cause it was so exciting a time, and it was a time in the band where it really was a band. I just have very fond memories of going to England to make that record, and everything was brand new and the first time for everything, so it was a very exciting time in my life.”

Photo Courtesy of Elektra Records

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