Beatitude (album)

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Studio album by Ric Ocasek
Released December 30, 1982
Studio Electric Lady Studios
Genre New wave
Length 45:50
Label Geffen
Producer Ric Ocasek
Ric Ocasek chronology
This Side of Paradise
(1986)This Side of Paradise1986
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]

Beatitude is the debut album released by Ric Ocasek, lead singer and principal songwriter of The Cars. It was released by Geffen Records in 1982. It features Greg Hawkes of The Cars on keyboards, as well as Jules Shear and Stephen Hague from Jules and the Polar Bears.


The title is a play on the term "beat," but also an homage to the 1950s poetry magazine Beatitude, which featured work by, among others Allen Ginsberg. The Geffen CD issue of the release has the title mis-printed, on the disc, as "Beautitude."

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Ric Ocasek; except where noted.

  1. "Jimmy Jimmy" – 4:57
  2. "Something to Grab For" – 3:43
  3. "Prove" – 3:56
  4. "I Can't Wait" – 3:43
  5. "Connect Up to Me" – 7:37
  6. "A Quick One" – 3:37
  7. "Out of Control" (Ocasek, Greg Hawkes) – 4:41
  8. "Take a Walk" – 4:38
  9. "Sneak Attack" – 3:55
  10. "Time Bomb" – 5:03

Although the album track "Connect Up to Me" was given an extended 12" remix, it was never released as a single. The extended mix is on the cassette and CD editions.




  • Ric Ocasek – producer
  • David Hegelmeier – tape operator
  • Ian Taylor – engineer
  • Walter Turbitt – assistant engineer
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Jeri McManus – graphics, layout
  • Bob Carlos Clarke – photography
  • All songs published by Ric Ocasek Music, except "Out Of Control" (published by Ric Ocasek Music/Oversnare Music-Lido Music)[3]


  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Beatitude". Allmusic. Retrieved January 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ [1] Archived August 18, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Publishing Details at discogs