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Subject: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: MidTennHitman on 12/25/06 at 3:29 pm

We've gpt a tjread fpr "What 70s Song Are You Listening To?" So I thought we should have one for an entire album (On 8 Track, obviously)

I'll start this off with a favorite of everyone's 8 track player from the 70s

Frampton Comes Alive  --  Peter Frampton

Subject: Re: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: whiteport on 12/25/06 at 4:13 pm

The Rolling Stones - Goats Head Soup

Subject: Re: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: zcrito on 12/25/06 at 9:51 pm

BTO and 1974's "Not Fragile".

:)

Subject: Re: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: MidTennHitman on 12/26/06 at 7:11 pm

Moondance  --  Van Morrison

Subject: Re: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: esoxslayer on 12/26/06 at 7:14 pm

Boston-Boston

Subject: Re: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: MidTennHitman on 12/27/06 at 12:00 am

You Can Tune A Piano But You Cant Tuna Fish  --  REO Speedwagon

Subject: Re: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: MidTennHitman on 12/27/06 at 10:03 am

Bat Out Of Hell  --  Meatloaf

Subject: Re: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: KKay on 12/27/06 at 10:12 am

Born To Run- Bruce Springsteen

Subject: Re: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: whiteport on 12/27/06 at 2:32 pm

http://www.planetmellotron.com/images/angel-helluvaband.jpg
Angel-Helluva Band

Subject: Re: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: MidTennHitman on 12/27/06 at 4:55 pm

Leftoverture  --  Kansas

Subject: Re: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: MidTennHitman on 12/28/06 at 4:12 pm

Fleetwood Mac  --  Rumours

Subject: Re: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: MidTennHitman on 12/30/06 at 2:33 pm

Time Passages  --  Al Stewart

Subject: Re: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: KKay on 12/31/06 at 8:50 am

I had Outlandos D'Amour by the Police in 1978.

Subject: Re: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: MidTennHitman on 01/02/07 at 10:39 am

Fly Like An Eagle  --  Steve Miller Band

Subject: Re: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: whiteport on 01/02/07 at 8:00 pm

http://www.head-east.com/images/livefca.jpg
Head East-Live

Subject: Re: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: Gavino1212 on 01/02/07 at 11:49 pm

:) Genesis: Foxtrot, Chuck Mangione, Kansas: Two For The Show, Flwwetwood Mac:Live

Subject: Re: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: MidTennHitman on 01/03/07 at 11:21 am

Deltics  --  Chris Rea

Subject: Re: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: MidTennHitman on 01/04/07 at 8:30 am

2112  --  Rush

Subject: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: Dude111 on 12/20/17 at 11:00 pm

We've got a thread for "What 70s Song Are You Listening To?" So I thought we should have one for an entire album (On 8 Track, obviously)

Wow I cant believe I found this thread!!

Im listening to one of my 8 tracks now!!

Cartridge: The Moody blues (Seventh Sojourn)

Current song: Lost in a lost world

Subject: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: Dude111 on 12/27/17 at 7:02 am

Im listening now to my 1950s rock and roll collection 8 track :)

Curent song: The Stroll - The Diamonds

Subject: Re: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: AmericanGirl on 12/27/17 at 10:29 am


Im listening now to my 1950s rock and roll collection 8 track :)

Curent song: The Stroll - The Diamonds


Wow - it's amazing that you're listening to 8-Tracks these days  :o

From what I recall, as long as the tape and equipment are in good shape, 8-Tracks can be a superb listening experience.  The purchased 8-Track I had that got the most action was my Beatles 1962-1966 hits collection (the "red" album), a two cartridge set.  Throughout the weeks in late 1980 after John Lennon was murdered and we were all grieving, I played them over and over and over and over...

Subject: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: Dude111 on 12/28/17 at 2:17 am

Oh yes sweetie,8 tracks are pure analog glory!! (As long as the source is 100% analogue that is)

I love 8 tracks as hardily any of them have DOLBY NOISE REDUCTION (None of my 8 tracks have it and they all are silent and sound good)

I get cassettes also but I try to get EARLY casettes w/o dolby,etc.......... I love analogue!!

Subject: Re: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: AmericanGirl on 12/28/17 at 8:21 am


...I love 8 tracks as hardily any of them have DOLBY NOISE REDUCTION...


Dolby noise reduction is not a terrible thing, but it's basically analog "messing with" the music.

The reason 8-tracks did not have Dolby noise reduction whereas cassettes did is scientifically based.  The faster tape speeds of 8-tracks combined with its wider tape makes it 1) less susceptible to noise floor hiss, and 2) less prone to playback head misalignment.  Compensating for noise floor hiss is the reason for Dolby noise reduction.  When recording with Dolby noise reduction, the "high" notes are boosted in volume so as to drown out the noise floor hiss.  Then when playing back a Dolby cassette, all the highs are made softer to bring the music back to its original level - the tape hiss is similarly attenuated.  That's the basic concept.  On the other hand, playback head misalignment is a problem that continually plagued cassettes, as the tape being so skinny required a lot of precision to keep the heads aligned, especially when going from one cassette recorder to a different cassette player.  At times it required professional help (I had to do that to my high priced component cassette recorder).  8-track tape, being wider and running faster, was not as susceptible to these issues.

Subject: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: Dude111 on 12/29/17 at 1:31 am

Ya I dunno..... It just makes it sound worse.........

They started doing this crap in the mid 70s and its sad........

Subject: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: Dude111 on 02/09/18 at 4:03 pm

Im listening to my KTEL 8 track :) (Todays super greats)

Current song: Oh babe what would you say - Hurricane smith

Subject: Re: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: Howard on 02/10/18 at 6:59 am


Im listening to my KTEL 8 track :) (Todays super greats)

Current song: Oh babe what would you say - Hurricane smith


Do you have any disco 8-tracks?

Subject: Re: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: AmericanGirl on 02/10/18 at 8:45 pm


Im listening to my KTEL 8 track :) (Todays super greats)

Current song: Oh babe what would you say - Hurricane smith


Hey - I looked, I have it on vinyl, mine says Today's Super Greats - Part 2 (if there's a part 1 I don't have it :-\\ )

Mine starts out with Oh Babe, What Would You Say

Subject: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: Dude111 on 02/14/18 at 6:33 pm

Yup Thats the first song oin my 8 track....The last song is Na Na hey hey kiss him goodbye - STEAM

The 8 track is both records on 1 cartridge..... They maxed out track 2 like crazy! (The last song barely makes it ;D (Better than spliting it off to the next track I guess))


No Howard I dont have any Disco 8 tracks (Unless SOUL TRAIN is considered disco I dunno)


Anyway


Right now im listening to my RUSH cartridge! (Exit stage left (1981 concert))

Current song: Spirit of radio



This concert has the BEST version of Xanadu I have ever heard! (Much better than the record this song is on)

They did an excellent job on this tape.... NO SPLIT SONGS!! (The track is set @ 20 Mins 16 seconds) - One of the longest tapes I have!!

Subject: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: Dude111 on 08/16/18 at 11:27 pm

Im listening to my Barry Manilow cartridge :) (This ones for you)

Current song: Daybreak

Subject: Re: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: Howard on 08/17/18 at 7:05 am

You own any Aretha Franklin?

Subject: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: Dude111 on 08/18/18 at 2:35 pm

No Howard but I remember seeing an 8track of her in concert in 1969 and now I wished I had it to listen to! (I didnt get it)

A good singer!!

Subject: Re: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: Howard on 08/18/18 at 3:38 pm

Do you have any disco?  ???

Subject: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: Dude111 on 09/14/18 at 8:53 pm

Hmmmmm not on 8 track but on record I do buddy :)

Have you ever had one??

Right now im listening to my Moody Blues cartridge.. (Seventh Sojourn)

Current song: Lost in a lost world

Subject: Re: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: whistledog on 09/14/18 at 10:34 pm

I currently own 1 8-Track tape.  It's called 'Action - The Best of Streetheart'.  I only bought it because it was one dollar at my local thrift store and it would mean I would have that album on CD, cassette, vinyl and 8-Track lol

Subject: Re: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: Howard on 09/15/18 at 3:36 pm


Hmmmmm not on 8 track but on record I do buddy :)

Have you ever had one??

Right now im listening to my Moody Blues cartridge.. (Seventh Sojourn)

Current song: Lost in a lost world



Our Family might have had one during The late 70's-early 1980's.

Subject: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: Dude111 on 09/15/18 at 5:09 pm

Now im listening to my Barry Manilow Cartridge :) (This ones for you)

Current song: Weekend in New England

Subject: Re: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/15/18 at 6:45 pm

The 8-track player was my mother's so we never had rock on 8-track. It was all my mother's showtunes. I think the first 8-track tape that we ever owned was Fiddler on the Roof. We also had The Fantasticks. The funny thing was, last week, I was listing to the Fantasticks on CD.  During one song, in my mind I could still hear it switching to the next track.


Cat

Subject: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: Dude111 on 09/15/18 at 7:45 pm

Yea I hear ya...... I like getting tapes that DO NOT SPLIT SONGS!! (Happens alot on 8 track)

I have a couple that do not split ANYTHING and they are goregous!

1) RUSH - Exit stage left (1981) - Live concert
2) Chicagos first album (1969) - Although some songs are slightly shorter they didnt split any...
3) Neil Diamonds first concert (1972) - A hot august night (Although 2 songs were left off)


I dont think they really want to have to split songs but sometimes I guess its needed to fit everything...... I have a cassette that has a split song also!! (Lynard Skynards first album (FREE BIRD continues on side 2))

Subject: Re: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: fusefan on 09/16/18 at 2:21 pm

I don’t play my 8-tracks very often because I’m nervous of the foil splices coming apart. ☹️

Subject: Re: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/17/18 at 3:39 pm


Yea I hear ya...... I like getting tapes that DO NOT SPLIT SONGS!! (Happens alot on 8 track)

I have a couple that do not split ANYTHING and they are goregous!

1) RUSH - Exit stage left (1981) - Live concert
2) Chicagos first album (1969) - Although some soings are slightly shorter they didnt split any...
3) Neil Diamonds first concert (1972) - A hot august night (Although 2 songs were left off)


I dont think they really want to have to split songs but sometimes I guess its needed to fit everything...... I have a cassette that has a split song also!! (Lynard Skynards first album (FREE BIRD continues on side 2))



My sister had Lynard Skynard on cassette and I do remember Free Bird being on both sides. I had planned to record it but didn't want to have it split. I thought that really sucked. You buy an album only to find out they split a song.


Cat

Subject: Re: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 09/17/18 at 3:54 pm



My sister had Lynard Skynard on cassette and I do remember Free Bird being on both sides. I had planned to record it but didn't want to have it split. I thought that really sucked. You buy an album only to find out they split a song.


Cat


The original "American Pie" 45, which I bought in 1971, splits the song over both sides of the record. There really wasn't any way to get it all on one side of a 7-inch single, sound-wise. It sort of very slightly fades out on side one and slightly fades back in on side two. AM Radio stations all had their own special shortened edit of the song, although I cannot recall now what they omitted.

Subject: Re: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/17/18 at 6:13 pm


The original "American Pie" 45, which I bought in 1971, splits the song over both sides of the record. There really wasn't any way to get it all on one side of a 7-inch single, sound-wise. It sort of very slightly fades out on side one and slightly fades back in on side two. AM Radio stations all had their own special shortened edit of the song, although I cannot recall now what they omitted.



I can. They omitted the first & last part (the slow part) and this verse:

Helter skelter in a summer swelter
The birds flew off with a fallout shelter
Eight miles high and falling fast
It landed foul on the grass
The players tried for a forward pass
With the jester on the sidelines in a cast
Now the half-time air was sweet perfume
While the sergeants played a marching tune
We all got up to dance
Oh, but we never got the chance!
`Cause the players tried to take the field;
The marching band refused to yield
Do you recall what was revealed
The day the music died?
We started singing



You can guess why it was omitted.


Cat

Subject: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: Dude111 on 09/18/18 at 5:12 pm

Yes CAT I can assume why!!!!!!

That IS a good song and its amazing they kept it as long as they did!! (For a 45 (I remember seeing that too now it was split on a 45 .. Thank you Voiceofthe70s))

Subject: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: Dude111 on 09/26/18 at 12:33 pm

I just got JAMES TAYLORS GREATEST HITS the other day :) (Also have the record of it)

Sounds goregous!!

Listening to it now........

Current song: Sweet Baby James

Subject: Re: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: Howard on 09/26/18 at 2:07 pm


I just got JAMES TAYLORS GREATEST HITS the other day :) (Also have the record of it)

Sounds goregous!!

Listening to it now........

Current song: Sweet Baby James


What other songs is on it? ???

Subject: Re: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/18 at 2:11 pm


I just got JAMES TAYLORS GREATEST HITS the other day :) (Also have the record of it)

Sounds goregous!!

Listening to it now........

Current song: Sweet Baby James
I fancy James Taylor, it will be he on YouTube later.

Subject: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: Dude111 on 10/01/18 at 5:33 pm

Heres all the songs on the cartridge Howard :)

www.8-track-shack.com/images/untitled-5020061009.jpg

Subject: Re: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/01/18 at 5:55 pm


I just got JAMES TAYLORS GREATEST HITS the other day :) (Also have the record of it)

Sounds goregous!!

Listening to it now........

Current song: Sweet Baby James



Probably my favorite James Taylor songs.


Cat

Subject: Re: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: Howard on 10/02/18 at 7:25 am



Probably my favorite James Taylor songs.


Cat


I like Mocking Bird.

Subject: Re: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/18 at 12:36 pm


Heres all the songs on the cartridge Howard :)

www.8-track-shack.com/images/untitled-5020061009.jpg
Thank you that reminds me. :)

Subject: Re: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: Howard on 10/03/18 at 2:32 pm

Dude, do you own any 80's on 8-track?  :)

Subject: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: Dude111 on 10/04/18 at 11:38 pm

Yup 2 albums Howard...

RUSH - Exit stage left (I also have the record (2)) - 1981
Phil Collins - Face Value - 1981 (I have that record also)

Subject: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: Dude111 on 10/13/18 at 6:02 pm

Right now im listening to my 1950s rock and roll collection tape :) (Tape 2 of 3)

Current song: The wanderer - Dion

Subject: Re: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: Howard on 10/14/18 at 1:36 pm


Right now im listening to my 1950s rock and roll collection tape :) (Tape 2 of 3)

Current song: The wanderer - Dion


You have Doo-Wop?

Subject: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: Dude111 on 10/14/18 at 5:44 pm

Ya buddy I have the 3 8 track set and the 4 records of it....... The records ARE BETTER because its the first release and they didnt put any stupid fake stereo in it..... (50s songs are MONO and are best that way)

On the 8 tracks they come from the re-issue and they try to make some of the songs sound like they are stereo (They alternate from left to right channel in the song KA DING DONG by The diamonds when he says DING DONG..... Its stupid!! but thats what happened in the 70s stuff started getting worse)

Im glad I have an adapter to listen in MONO,I would not like hearing that nonsense! (I dont think the original release is on 8 track im not sure though)

Subject: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: Dude111 on 10/31/18 at 11:05 am

I just put my FM cartridge on :) (From the movie FM)

Current song: FM - Steely Dan

Subject: Re: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: Howard on 10/31/18 at 2:05 pm


I just put my FM cartridge on :) (From the movie FM)

Current song: FM - Steely Dan


What song is it?

Subject: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: Dude111 on 10/31/18 at 2:45 pm

Its called "FM" and steely Dan wrote it :)

Subject: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: Dude111 on 11/08/18 at 11:05 pm

Listening to my WHO cartridge :) (meaty beaty big and bouncy)

Current song: I can see for miles (2nd song on track 4)

Subject: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: Dude111 on 11/16/18 at 1:21 am

Im listening to my Barry Manilow cartridge :) (Barry Manilow II)

Current song: Its a miracle

Subject: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: Dude111 on 11/24/18 at 7:44 pm

Hello guys how are we all doing????

I just listenend to a record and now im listening to my Moody Blues 8 track :) (Seventh Sojourn (I also have the record of it))

Current song: Lost in a lost world


Sounds goregous :)

Subject: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: Dude111 on 11/25/18 at 11:09 am

Listening to my Chicago Cartridge :) (First album)

Current song: Introduction

Subject: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: Dude111 on 12/02/18 at 3:10 pm

Now im listening to my WHO cartridge :) (Whos next)

Current song: The song is over

Subject: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: Dude111 on 12/11/18 at 8:44 pm

Im listening to my Nektar cartridge :) (Recycled)

Current song: Recycle

THIS HAS GOTTA BE THIER BEST ALBUM!! (I hadnt ever heard of them but this album is truly insane!!)

The sequence of songs is the same on the 8 track as it is on the record... (Not many are)

Subject: NOW PLAYING IN THE 8 TRACK

Written By: Dude111 on 02/01/19 at 4:07 am

Listening to my Phil Collins 8 track :) (Face Value)

Current song: In the air tonight

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