THE CARS LIVE 1984-1985 (1985) (Remastered from LaserDisc to DVD) Ric Ocasek

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Released exclusively on the long since discontinued and deleted format of VHS in 1985 in various countries. This classic concert was finally remastered and exclusively released on LaserDisc in only ONE COUNTRY, Japan. The following has NEVER been released on DVD until NOW!

This REMASTERED DVD is sourced directly from the original high quality imported Japanese LaserDisc to DVD for the first time ever! Quality is unmatched as it transferred from the long since deleted LaserDisc from OVER THIRTY SEVEN years ago.

Background information: This classic live performance from The Cars was released in 1985 on VHS in the UK, US, Japan and the Netherlands. No other country in the world release it on LaserDisc except for Japan. This remaster comes directly from the absolute best source that is in existence anywhere in the world, the Japanese LaserDisc for lossless quality. Please note: artwork on the DVD itself is sourced from the original VHS not the laser disc from Japan which had a very bland design scheme. Having said that we can guarantee that this DVD was source directly as needed prayer from the exclusive Japanese imported LaserDisc.

Description: This live performance evinces the talent of the quintet. Typical of great artists, they sound as good live as from the studio. This video sound quality is quite good, even by today’s standards. Concert find the band at the pinnacle of their career, sharp and tight. This is my opinion the best live capturing of their performance at their peak and is of no comparison to this show (bands era) in sound, song line-up and presentation. If your a Cars fan this is simply one you can’t pass up.

Another original offer from your team at MVR!


DVD Menu divides content as “Side 1” and “Side 2” to mimic the content style of the original LaserDisc

Description: The Cars Live 1984-1985 Heartbeat City Tour, recorded live at The Summit in Houston, Texas on September 12, 1984.


Side 1

1. Hello Again
2. It’s Not The Night
3. Touch & Go
4. Good Times Roll
5. Jimmy Jimmy (from Ric Ocasek’s Solo Album “Beatitude” Circa 1982)
6. Moving In Stereo
7. Just What I Needed

Side 2

8. A Dream Away
9. Cruiser
10. Drive
11. You Might Think
12. Magic
13. Let’s Go
14. Heartbeat City
15. You’re All I Got Tonight (Credits)

Total Running Time:  1 Hour 3 Minutes 41 Seconds


Bass Guitar, Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Benjamin Orr
Drums, Electronic Drums, Percussion – David Robinson (3)
Engineer – Biff Dawes
Executive-Producer – Bill Gerber, Elliot Roberts
Film Director, Film Editor – Larry Jordan (2)
Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals – Elliot Easton
Lighting Director – Carol Dodd
Rhythm Guitar, Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Ric Ocasek
Synthesizer – Ric Ocasek (tracks: A6, B3)
Synthesizer, Backing Vocals – Greg Hawkes
Tour Manager – Richard Fernandez

Edited at MovieLab Video Inc.
Recorded at The Summit
Engineered by Westwood One

Additional information

Weight.25 lbs

2 reviews for THE CARS LIVE 1984-1985 (1985) (Remastered from LaserDisc to DVD) Ric Ocasek

  1. william innezeli (verified owner)

    William Innezeli here, I love The Cars LIVE Remastered DVD! It’s great and no problems. Just got it today, thanks.

  2. markag (verified owner)

    I love the CARS and I love this DVD! This is a great Live concert video of the CARS when they were in the height of their career (Mid 80’s) – A lot of great songs, the band sounded great!! Excellent video and great quality. If you are a CARS fan you will love it. So happy to have this FINALLY on DVD thanks to the guys at MVR!

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