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In May 1990.

In May 1990, “Virgin” label released “1234”, the second Propaganda studio album. It was recorded in 1990, and was produced by Ian Stanley and Chris Hughes. The cover art is a close-up of part of the statue “Unique Forms of Continuity in Space” by Umberto Boccioni.

Personnel:

  • Betsi Miller – vocals
  • Michael Mertens – keyboards, electronics
  • Ian Stanley – Fairlight synthesizer
  • Chris Hughes – computer
  • Derek Forbes – bass guitar
  • Brian McGee – drums
  • Neil Taylor, Andy Ross, David Gilmour – guitar
  • Ross Cullum – rhythm guitar
  • David Paton, Pino Palladino – bass guitar
  • Jürgen Dahmen – keyboards
  • Andy Richards, Blue Weaver – Fairlight synthesizer
  • Simon Clark – Hammond organ, keyboards
  • Greg Hawkes – synthesizer
  • Mel Collins – soprano saxophone
  • Alan Lee Kirkendale – trumpet
  • Susanne Freytag – voice
  • Howard Jones, Tessa Niles – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Vicious Circle – Michael Mertens, Betsi Miller, Derek Forbes, Ralf Dörper
  2. Heaven Give Me Words – Howard Jones, Ian Stanley, Michael Mertens
  3. Your Wildlife – Betsi Miller, Michael Mertens, Ian Stanley, Chris Hughes, Howard Jones
  4. Only One World – Derek Forbes, Michael Martens, Betsi Miller, Ralf Dörper
  5. How Much Love – Michael Mertens, Betsi Miller, Derek Forbes
  6. Vicious (reprise) – Michael Mertens, Betsi Miller, Derek Forbes, Ralf Dörper
  7. Ministry of Fear – Michael Mertens, Derek Forbes
  8. Wound in My Heart – Derek Forbes, Michael Mertens, Betsi Miller, Ralf Dörper
  9. La Carne, La Morte E Il Diavolo – Michael Mertens

On December 30, 1982.

On December 30, 1982, “Geffen” label released “Beatitude” the debut Ric Ocasek album. It was recorded in 1982, at “Electric Lady Studios” and was produced by Ric Ocasek.

Personnel:

  • Ric Ocasek – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Jules Shear, Steve Cataldo, Antonio DePortago – vocals
  • Roger Greenawalt, Casey Lindström – guitar
  • Fuzzbee Morse– guitar, keyboards
  • Greg Hawkes– keyboards
  • Stephen Hague– keyboards
  • Akio Akashi, Darryl Jenifer– bass
  • Deric Dyer – saxophone
  • Stephen George, “Miss Linn” – drums
  • David Hegelmeier – tape operator
  • Ian Taylor – engineer
  • Walter Turbitt – assistant engineer
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Jeri McManus – graphics, layout
  • Bob Carlos Clarke– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ric Ocasek, except where noted.

  1. Jimmy Jimmy
  2. Something to Grab For
  3. Prove
  4. I Can’t Wait
  5. Connect Up to Me
  6. A Quick One
  7. Out of Control – Ric Ocasek, Greg Hawkes
  8. Take a Walk
  9. Sneak Attack
  10. Time Bomb

On September 15, 1986.

On September 15, 1986, “Geffen” label released “This Side of Paradise”, the second Ric Ocasek studio album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Electric Lady Studios” in New York City, “The Woolhall” and “The Town House” in London, and was produced by Ric Ocasek, Chris Hughes and Ross Cullum.

Personnel:

  • Ric Ocasek – vocals, bass, guitar, keyboards
  • Steve Stevens- guitar
  • Tom Verlaine- guitar
  • Sandy McLelland – background vocals
  • Elliot Easton- guitar
  • Greg Hawkes- bass, keyboards, background vocals
  • Chris Hughes- drums
  • Tony Levin- stick bass
  • Benjamin Orr- background vocals
  • Roland Orzabal- guitar, background vocals
  • E. Smith- guitar
  • Andy Topeka – programming, synclavier, technical maintenance
  • Ross Cullum – engineer
  • Joe Barbaria – mixing
  • Nick Egan– design
  • Arthur Eigort – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ric Ocasek except where noted.

  1. Keep on Laughin’
  2. True to You
  3. Emotion in Motion
  4. Look in Your Eyes
  5. Coming for You
  6. Mystery
  7. True Love
  8. F.J.
  9. Hello Darkness – Ric Ocasek, Greg Hawkes
  10. This Side of Paradise

On May 10, 2011.

On May 10, 2011, “Hear Music” label released “Move Like This”, the seventh Cars studio album. It was recorded 2010—2011 at “The Village Recorder” in Los Angeles, “Millbrook Sound Studios” in Millbrook, New York, and was produced by Jacknife Lee, Ric Ocasek, Elliot Easton, Greg Hawkes and David Robinson.

Personnel:

  • Ric Ocasek– lead and background vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Elliot Easton– guitars, background vocals
  • Greg Hawkes– keyboards, bass guitar, guitars, background vocals
  • David Robinson– drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Jacknife Lee– additional bass
  • Mixed by Rich Costey
  • Digital Engineer: Charlie Stavish
  • Mastered by Vlado Meller
  • Engineered by Sam Bell
  • Assisted by Chris Owens, Vanessa Parr
  • Editing by Jared Scott
  • Engineered by Stephen George
  • Assisted by Paul Orofino

Track listing:

All tracks by Ric Ocasek.

  1. Blue Tip
  2. Too Late
  3. Keep On Knocking
  4. Soon
  5. Sad Song
  6. Free
  7. Drag On Forever
  8. Take Another Look
  9. It’s Only
  10. Hits Me

 

On June 6, 1978.

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On June 6, 1978, “Elektra” label released the self-titled, debut The Cars album. It was recorded February 1978, at “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by Roy Thomas Baker.

Personnel:

  • Ric Ocasek– lead vocals, rhythm guitar, arranger
  • Elliot Easton– lead guitar, backing vocals. arranger
  • Greg Hawkes– keyboards, percussion, saxophone, backing vocals, arranger
  • Benjamin Orr– lead vocals, bass, arranger
  • David Robinson– drums, percussion, Syndrums, backing vocals, arranger
  • Geoff Workman – recording, engineering
  • Nigel Walker – engineering
  • George Marino– mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Ric Ocasek, except where noted.

  1. Good Times Rolls
  2. My Best Friend’s Girl
  3. Just What I Needed – Benjamin Orr
  4. I’m In Touch with Your World
  5. Don’t Cha Stop
  6. You’re All I’ve Got Tonight -Benjamin Orr
  7. Bye Bye Love
  8. Moving in Stereo – Greg Hawkes, Ric Ocasek
  9. All Mixed Up