Numbered Edition 180-gram LP Sourced from Original Master Tapes
How did the Cars move beyond their smash 1978 debut and secure their status as one of music´s leading bands for years to come? Look no further than the quadruple-platinum Candy-O. Continuing along the streamlined pop paths of its predecessor, the 1979 sophomore effort is preoccupied with desirable women that are as mysterious, sexy, and cool as the group´s music – and the record´s pin-up cover.
Loaded with minimalist atmospherics, pulsing bass lines, catchy refrains, and labyrinthine synthesizers, the album takes myriad stylistic detours and features one hook-laden chorus after another. Nothing drags or feels out of place.
Half-speed mastered from the original analog tapes, Mobile Fidelity´s numbered edition LP brings the Cars´ distinctive melodies and exotic arrangements to the forefront. Roy Thomas Baker´s vocal production finally shines, with each member´s contributions rescued from a cold sonic murk that detracted from the music´s impact.