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Collectors information & Description: 

This album "THE CARS - Candy-O" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and artwork/photos

Candy-O is the second studio album by the American rock band The Cars, released in 1979.

THE CARS - Candy-O album cover photo
The album cover was painted by artist Alberto Vargas, known for his paintings of pin-up girls that appeared in Esquire and Playboy magazines in the 1940s and 1960s. The idea to hire Vargas came from drummer David Robinson, the band's artistic director and a collector of pin-ups. The 83-year-old Vargas had retired several years earlier but was persuaded to take the assignment by his niece, who was a fan of The Cars. The painting, depicting a girl sprawled across the hood of a car, was based on a photo shoot directed by Robinson at a Ferrari dealership. The model, coincidentally named Candy, briefly dated Robinson afterward.
Music Genre:  New Wave, 80s Pop-Rock 
Production information:

The album: "THE CARS - Candy-O" was produced by: Roy Thomas Baker

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Geoff Workman R.T.B. Productions, George Marino

George Marino (1947-2012)  Senior Mastering Engineer at Sterling Sound N.Y.C. , he was probable  the most experienced sound mastering engineer in the world and has mastered hundreds of discs in all music genres. .Jump to a list that covers the Heavy Metal albums he has mastered during the 1980s

This album was recorded at: Cherokee Studios, Sterling Sound, New York City

Album cover design: Ron Coro, Jerry Lee, David Robinson

Album cover photography: Jeff Albertson

Record Label:  Elektra ELK 52 148
Record Format 12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  
Year & Country  1979 Made in France

Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: THE CARS - Candy-O

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Ric Ocasek rhythm guitar, lead vocals on side one, tracks 2, 4 and 5; side two, tracks 1, 3, 4 and 5
  • Elliot Easton lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Greg Hawkes percussion, keyboards, tenor saxophone, backing vocals
  • Benjamin Orr bass guitar, lead vocals on side one, tracks 1, 3, and 6; side two, track 2
  • David Robinson drums, percussion

Complete Track-listing of the album "THE CARS - Candy-O"

The detailed tracklist of this record "THE CARS - Candy-O" is:

    Side One:
  1. "Let's Go" 3:33
  2. "Since I Held You" 3:16
  3. "It's All I Can Do" 3:44
  4. "Double Life" 4:14
  5. "Shoo Be Doo" 1:36
  6. "Candy-O" 2:36
    Side Two:
  1. "Nightspots" 3:15
  2. "You Can't Hold on Too Long" 2:46
  3. "Lust for Kicks" 3:52
  4. "Got a Lot on My Head" 2:59
  5. "Dangerous Type" 4:28
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