Saturday, February 17, 2018

AUDIO: The Cars stream Drive demo from Heartbeat City expanded reissue

The Cars are streaming a demo of their 1984 classic, “Drive”, as a preview to the March 30 release of an expanded edition of “Heartbeat City.”

The third single from the band’s fifth album was their highest-charting US hit, reaching No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 alongside three other Top 20 tracks from the project – “You Might Think”, “Magic” and “Hello Again.”

Produced by Mutt Lange, “Heartbeat City” peaked at No. 3 on the US Billboard 200 while selling more than 4 million copies.

The demo of “Drive” is one of seven unreleased versions of songs featured on the 2018 reissue, which will arrive in sync with an expanded edition of 1981’s “Shake It Up.”

Available on CD, 2LP and digital formats, both projects will be issued two weeks ahead of The Carsinduction into the 2018 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame during an April 14 event at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, OH.

The Boston outfit are being honored alongside Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, the Moody Blues and Nina Simone, with Sister Rosetta Tharpe recognized posthumously with an Award For Early Influence.

The Cars
“Heartbeat City” Expanded Edition

Release date: March 30

"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"
"Hello Again" (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" (Remastered)

See also:

The Cars announce Shake It Up and Heartbeat City expanded reissues
The Cars, Dire Straits and Bon Jovi among 2018 Rock Hall inductees
Judas Priest, Dire Straits, The Cars among 2018 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame nominees
AUDIO: The Cars stream unreleased track from expanded Candy-O reissue
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