Panorama (The Cars album)

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Panorama
Studio album by The Cars
Released August 15, 1980 (1980-08-15)
Recorded 1980
Genre New wave, art rock, pop rock
Length 40:11
Label Elektra
Producer Roy Thomas Baker
The Cars chronology
Candy-O
(1979)
Panorama
(1980)
Shake It Up
(1981)
Singles from Panorama
  1. "Touch and Go"
    Released: 1980
  2. "Don't Tell Me No"
    Released: 1980
  3. "Gimme Some Slack"
    Released: 1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic [1] 2.5/5 stars
Robert Christgau [2] B−
Rolling Stone [3] (not rated)

Panorama is the third studio album by American new wave band The Cars, released in 1980.

Background[edit]

The record marked a change from the upbeat pop rock and hard rock of the group's previous albums, representing a more aggressive and experimental sound. It was not as commercially successful as The Cars' previous or subsequent albums (until 1987's Door to Door). However, it did hit #5 on the Billboard 200 chart and has been certified platinum by the RIAA.[4]

As a single off the album, the song "Touch and Go" peaked at #37 on the Billboard 200.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Ric Ocasek (Copyright Lido Music).[5]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Panorama" – 5:42
  2. "Touch and Go" – 4:55
  3. "Gimme Some Slack" – 3:32
  4. "Don't Tell Me No" – 4:00
  5. "Getting Through" – 2:35

Side two[edit]

  1. "Misfit Kid" – 4:30
  2. "Down Boys" – 3:09
  3. "You Wear Those Eyes" – 4:55
  4. "Running to You" – 3:22
  5. "Up and Down" – 3:31

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Roy Thomas Baker
  • Recorded & Engineered by Ian Taylor
  • Assistant Engineers: John Weaver, Jason Corsaro

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1980 Billboard Pop Albums 5

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1980 "Touch And Go" Billboard Pop Singles 37

Certifications[edit]

Organization Level Date
RIAA – USA Gold December 15, 1980
RIAA – USA Platinum December 15, 1980

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ link
  2. ^ link
  3. ^ link
  4. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r3401
  5. ^ The Cars. Panorama (Elektra Records, 1980).

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