Ric Ocasek ‎– Beatitude (1982)

Beatitude is the debut solo album by Cars frontman Ric Ocasek, released in 1982 on Geffen. Musically, the album further mines the cybernetic coldwave territory first explored on Panorama. Bandmate Greg Hawkes appears on three tracks.

A1. “Jimmy Jimmy” (4:57)
A2. “Something to Grab For” (3:43)
A3. “Prove” (3:56)
A4. “I Can’t Wait” (3:43)
A5. “Connect Up to Me” (7:37)
B1. “A Quick One” (3:37)
B2. “Out of Control” (4:41)
B3. “Take a Walk” (4:38)
B4. “Sneak Attack” (3:55)
B5. “Time Bomb” (5:03)

Ric Ocasek — guitar, keyboards, vocals, songwriter, producer
Ian Taylor — recording engineer
Andy Topeka — instrument technician
Stephen George — drums
Darryl Jenifer — bass
Roger Greenawalt — guitar
Stephen Hague — keyboards
Fuzzbee — guitar, keyboards
Casey Lindstrom — guitar
Miss Linn — drums
Deric Dyer — saxophone (A3)
Saint Steven — vocals (A3)
Jules Shear — vocals (A3)
Antonia de Portago — vocals
Akio Akashi — bass
Greg Hawkes — keyboards, songwriter (A4, A5, B2)

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