Monday, March 12, 2018

The Cars stream previously unreleased song from Shake It Up reissue

The Cars are streaming a previously-unreleased 1981 version of their song, “Coming Up You Again”, as a preview to the March 30 release of an expanded edition of “Shake It Up.”

The tune is an early version of “Coming Up You”, which was included on the Boston band’s 1987 release, “Door To Door.”

Produced by Roy Thomas Baker, The Cars’ fourth album, “Shake It Up”, reached No. 9 on the US Billboard 200 on its way to sales of more than 2 million copies in the country while the title track earned the group their first US Top 10 hit.

Available on CD, 2LP and digital formats, the latest addition to the band’s reissue series deliver the original albums alongside rare and unreleased songs, including demos, remixes and studio outtakes.

The expanded 2018 reissue of “Shake It Up” features a demo of the title track, an early version of “Since You’re Gone,” and an unreleased song called “Midnight Dancer.”

The project will arrive in sync with an expanded edition of 1984’s “Heartbeat City.”

The Cars will be inducted into the 2018 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame during an April 14 event at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, OH.

The band 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
“Shake It Up” Expanded Edition

Release date: March 30

"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"
"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" (Remastered)
"Midnight Dancer"

See also:

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