1980 album remastered with 4 bonus tracks.
Ric Ocasek's artful pop songs drove the Cars, the new-wave band with the fastest, most consistent success. Their debut and second albums sold more than 6 million copies worldwide, and each album since (except their final group effort, Door to Door) has sold over a million copies. Although the group initially got the critics' nod for Ocasek's coolly detached stance and the smoothly burnished keyboard- and guitar-laced hooks, in retrospect the Cars were essentially the new-wave model of a Top 40 hit machine. That their off-center pop sensibility found expression in a series of original and frequently aired music videos made them, for a time, one of America's top bands.
Their 1980 album 'Panorama' will be reissued in July 2017 as as an expanded edition with previously unreleased bonus tracks.The album comes with four bonus tracks in total, with three songs – Shooting For You, Be My Baby and The Edge all unissued. The fourth and final bonus cut is the B-side Don’t Go To Pieces. This uses the Ric Ocasek supervised remastering from last year.
Three singles were originally issued from 'Panorama' including the US top 40 hit Touch and Go. This newly expanded edition will be issued on CD and as a 2LP vinyl edition. The gatefold vinyl includes music on three sides with an etching on the fourth.