No self-respecting Cars fan can call their collection complete without this particularly great collection of hits. TRUST me when I say that this band really DID change the face of pop/new wave music throughout the 80's. Having been in radio for a long time I have been able to witness first hand the changes that music has gone through over the years, and The Cars were able to stay close to their roots while still breaking new ground with each new release. As far as stand-out albums, their first (and still greatest) record stands heads and shoulders above most available, but it wasn't until 'Heartbeat City' that The Cars began to receive the mainstream notoriety they had lived (happily) without for so long. Unfortunately it was also their last release (aside from their greatest hits).
The music world recently lost Benjamin Orr (who sung brilliantly on their biggest hit, 'Drive') and sadly we will never really see a FULL reunion of this great band...but we CAN re-live their music over and over & learn again and again WHY they were so great together (MUCH better than when they were apart). I was lucky enough to see The Cars on one of their earlier tours in the mid 80's, and as far as sound went, they almost sounded like they were in the studio--it was phenomenal how GOOD it was and how CLOSE it sounded to the recorded originals...b-u-u-u-t for all that they were boring as sin to WATCH. I've always said that The Cars were a great live concert for the blind...and I STILL say it. If you enjoy this band, pick up this CD and you'll find yourself falling in love with their music all over again, trust me.