Offered for sale is a limited edition half-speed mastered pressing of Candy-O by the Cars, released in the early 1980s by Nautilus Records.
Candy-O, released in 1979, was the second album by the Cars, and it reached #3 on the U.S. album charts, helped by the singles “It’s All I Can Do” and “Let’s Go.”
In the early 1980s, the album was released in a limited edition half-speed mastered pressing by the short-lived Nautilus Records label.
After releasing a debut album that was considered perfect, packed with hits from beginning to end, the Cars faced an interesting dilemma on Candy-O. Should they make an exact replica and rake in the bucks? Or fool with the formula just enough to keep it interesting (while still emptying the tillers)? Working again with producer Roy Thomas Baker, the band wrote an almost entirely new batch of songs that captured the same pop highs as The Cars while sounding different in some important ways. … As it stands, it may be one of the best second albums ever made, full of great songs, inspired performances, and sporting a still-perfect sound. If this had been the Cars’ debut album, people might consider it a classic. Coming after The Cars, it has to be rated a little lower, but not by much.
You can listen to “Let’s Go” here:
About this copy: This copy of Candy-O is a limited edition half-speed mastered audiophile pressing, released in the early 1980s by Nautilus Records.
While Nautilus released both of the first two albums by the Cars, Candy-O is far harder to find than the first LP and was one of the last titles released by Nautilus before they went out of business.
The cover is M- and includes the original custom insert and a Nautilus customer questionnaire.
The disc is M- and appears to have had little, if any, play.
A nice copy of a terrific record.
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