THE CARS - Candy-O 12" Vinyl LP Album

"Candy-O" is the second studio album by the American rock band "The Cars", released in 1979. This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.

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.

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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

Label Information:

Elektra ELK 52 148

Media 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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Inner Sleeve   of "THE CARS - Candy-O" Album

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Photo of "THE CARS - Candy-O" 12" LP Record

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Index of THE CARS Feature Vinyl Album Discography and Album Cover Gallery

THE CARS - Candy-O

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Elektra ELK 52 148 , 1979 , France

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

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THE CARS - S/T Self-Titled

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Elektra ELK 52088 , 1978 , Germany

  The cover model is Natalya Medvedeva, a Russian-born model, journalist, and musician.

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THE CARS Drive 12" EP Vinyl

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Elektra 966 934 (966934) , 1984 , Germany

Producers: Robert John "Mutt" Lange, The Cars, Roy Thomas Baker. (Taken from the LP "Heartbeat City"

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THE CARS - Heartbeat City

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Elektra Asylum 960 296 , 1984 , Germany

"Heartbeat City" is the fifth studio album by American rock band The Cars, released in 1984.

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