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Peter Gabriel 8 Track Tape is this week’s 8 Track Paradise Pick. Released in 1980, the Self-Titled album is Gabriel’s 3rd solo effort since leaving Genesis. Although no official name was given, it has been universally nicknamed “Melting Face”. The cover art created by rock artist Hipgnosis has Gabriel’s face melting.

Peter Gabriel 8 Track Tape Melting Face

Peter Gabriel 8 Track Tape

“Melting Face” was an artistic breakthrough for Peter Gabriel. It includes hit singles “Games Without Frontiers”, an anti-war track, also “Biko”, an anti-apartheid song, is a hit for the singer. Ex-bandmate Phil Collins, who took over as the vocalist of Genesis after Gabriel left, plays drums on the album.

Why do we love this 8 Track so much? The easiest answer is because it sounds amazing. This is one of the best sounding 8 Tracks we have heard. “And Through the Wire” gave us eargasms, and “Intruder” was a play again song from first listen.

Peter Gabriel love on 8 Track

“Games Without Frontiers” reminds us why we love Peter Gabriel so much. Hearing him in this obsolete format is a rare treat, also it is full of surprises. You will hear layers and sounds that get lost in digital versions play from program-to-program. This 8 Track sounds even better than the vinyl we’ve spun.

Many notable musicians added to “Melting Face” including Phil Collins, Kate Bush, Robert Fripp, and the “Modfather” himself, Paul Weller.

And, “Biko” will blow you away. It plays like you are in the room with Gabriel and his band. Breathing new life into thee songs is what makes 8 Track collecting so worthwhile.

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Have a listen and hear for yourself! This is an analog delight that you do not want to miss.

Roxy Music Manifesto 8 Track Tape

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Roxy Music Manifesto 8 Track Tape is this week’s 8 Track Paradise Pick. Featuring Bryan Ferry, Andy Mackay, Phil Manzanera, and Paul Thompson. Released in 1979 by ATCO in the United States, it is the 6th studio album by the Art Rock New Wave band Roxy Music, also produced by the band.

Roxy Music Manifesto 8 Track Tape

Manifesto followed a 4-year recording hiatus. “Trash”, which is Track 2 on Program 1 on the 8 Track was the first single from the album. It did not chart well. The 2nd single, the disco number “Dance Away” hit the Top 3. It became one of Roxy Music’s biggest hits and was the 9th best-selling song in the UK in 1979. Single 3, “Angel Eyes”. The version on the 8 Track and vinyl is more power pop, and the single’s version style is electronic and disco. It became another hit, reaching # 5 in the UK, and becoming a night club DJ favorite

The album peaked at # 7 in the UK.

Roxy Music Manifesto Cover Art

The cover art features a variety of mannequins. Created by Bryan Ferry and fashion designer Antony Price. Wyndham Lewis’ magazine, Blast, inspired the title’s font. Fashion and art have always been synonymous with Roxy Music.

We love the style of the album, which sways between disco, art rock, new wave, power pop, and glam. This album sounds like 1979, with analog warmth and “from the recording studio” quality that digital music lacks. 8 Track is for music lovers, and we are lucky to breathe new life into the obsolete format.

Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music Manifesto

Bryan Ferry’s vocals are unmistakable. Ferry is one of the voices and songwriters of the 70’s. He wrote everything on Manifesto, sharing co-writer credits on only 4 tracks.

The band had an impeccable personal style, seen in their dress and cover artwork, as well as heard in the music itself. Roxy Music put the art in art rock, also inspiring 80’s new romantics like Duran Duran and new wave bands like Human League.

You can find Roxy Music’s Manifesto 8 Track at 8 Track Paradise eBay store, also available are other new wave titles.

Roxy Music Manifesto 8 Track List

Which program would you play first?





David Bowie 8-track Tape Aladdin Sane

Rare Quintessential Glam Rock Art Rock David Bowie 8-track Tape Aladdin Sane. New Pad and Splice. Clean Artwork with minimal wear. Good Case. Fully Play Tested and played all the way through.

David Bowie 8-track Tape Aladdin Sane Glam Rock

Released on RCA Records in 1973, Alladin Sane was the 6th Studio Album and was the Follow-up to breakthrough The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, it was the first album he wrote and released from a position of stardom. Features the hit singles ” The Jean Genie”, “Drive-In Saturday” “Time” and “Let’s Spend the Night Together”.

David Bowie 8-track Tape Aladdin Sane

Perfect for Fans of David Bowie and of Glam Rock and Art Rock on 8-Track. Great for new and experienced collectors of 8-Track Tapes.


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Joan Jett I Love Rock ‘N Roll 8 Track, Rock On 8 Track

Joan Jett The Blackhearts I Love Rock 'N Roll 8 Track

Joan Jett The Blackhearts I Love Rock 'N Roll 8 Track 8 Track ParadiseJoan Jett The Blackhearts I Love Rock ‘N Roll 8 Track is the Female Friday Spotlight Album at 8 Track Paradise. I Love Rock ‘N Roll is the 2nd Solo Studio Album by Joan Jett post The Runaways. It’s the 1st to Feature her Backing Band, The Blackhearts. This is Joan Jett’s most commercially successful Album to date. It has sold over 10 Million Copies because of the success of that Title Track, “I Love Rock ‘N Roll”.

That Hit Lead Single? Did you know it was originally by The Arrows? Written by Alan Merrill for The Arrows, in 1975, it would go on to be a Huge Hit for Joan Jett. Joan first saw “I Love Rock ‘N Roll” performed on TV, in 1976, by The Arrows and was completely taken away. It was a staple of her Live Set List for 7 years before this Album was even recorded.

And, “Crimson and Clover”? Another Hit Single from the Album that is a Cover Song. The Song is originally by  Tommy James and the Shondells written in 1968. Joan’s quoted as saying that “People worried that I didn’t change the words in ‘Crimson and Clover’ to ‘him’ from ‘her’. It was only because that wouldn’t have rhymed.”

There are other Covers on this Album besides the Title Track and “Crimson and Clover”. They are, as follows:

  • “Bits and Pieces” originally by The Dave Clark Five
  • “You’re Too Possessive” originally by The Runaways
  • “Little Drummer Boy” (not available on all copies of the Album, but available on the 8 Track) originally by The Harry Simeone Chorale Joan Jett I Love Rock 'N Roll 8 Track Track List Buy at 8 Track Paradise

Having the opportunity to Listen on 8 Track is something you do not want to miss. Between the warmth, the Tape emits to the irreplaceable Analog Sound, I Love Rock ‘N Roll on 8 Track gifts the listener a sense that they are there, back in ’80-’81, in the Studio with Joan and her Blackhearts, hearing all that Tracks get laid down.

What about the Track List? As we know, it usually differs greatly with the Album on other formats Track List Order. The 1st 2 Tracks are the same, but then The Dave Clark Five Cover comes in at Song 3. From there on nothing is in the same order until “The Little Drummer Boy”. Though not available on all formats or Album printings (it was removed after the “holiday season” and replaced with the Track “Oh Woe Is Me), “The Little Drummer Boy” is the Last Track, just like on the 8 Track.

Joan Jett The Blackhearts I Love Rock ‘N Roll 8 Track

The unpredictably of the Track List on 8 Tracks is one of the many surprises that these rare items possess. Just like that 8 Track “Ca-Chunk” Sound, and the Fade in/Fade out of usually 1 Song (in this case, “Victim of Circumstance”), the differing Track List makes one prick up their ears and pay closer attention. Sometimes you will hear a Song that you missed in all those Vinyl and Digital plays of the Album. And sometimes, the 8 Track Track List will make more Sonic-Sense. In our opinion, “Bits and Pieces” sounds better as Track 3.

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Grease And Saturday Night Fever 8 Track Tapes, Soundtracks

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Grease And Saturday Night Fever 8 Track Tapes, Soundtracks, Double Feature, Travolta DuoGrease And Saturday Night Fever 8 Track Tapes are this Movie Monday’s Double Feature. Both films came out in the late Seventies, with Grease releasing in June of 1978, and Saturday Night Fever, the year prior, in December of 1977. Both films star John Travolta, but he is only a featured singer in Grease, mostly dueting with co-star Olivia Newton-John, or with others in the ensemble cast.

Grease was based on Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey’s musical of the same name. The film version was directed by Randal Kleiser and written by Bronte Woodard. The movie depicts the life of Rydell High School students Danny, played by John Travolta, and Sandy, played by Olivia Newton-John and is set in the late 1950’s.

We follow the story of Danny and Sandy as they unexpectedly reconnect Senior year at Rydell High after they had met over the Summer break in what they both thought would be a Summer Love only. The two “could-be” teen lovers come from two sides of the High School world, both in style and attitude, and this Musical Movie takes us along as the two try to find their way to each other, and to themselves in a somewhat coming-of-age way.

Have you heard the rumor that the story is really a death dream of Sandy’s? That she drowned during their Summer Fling and is in an in-between state dreaming of what could have been if she had gone to school with Danny. The flying car in the end scene is supposedly representative of her final acceptance of her demise, and her transcendence to Heaven.

Seems a bit dark for a 70’s Musical about the 50’s, doesn’t it? At least there are some great songs to sing-a-long to. Especially if you can get your hands on the 8 Track Tape of the Grease Soundtrack.

The Soundtrack released the same year as the film, ended 1978 as the second-best selling album of the year in the U.S., right behind the 1977 Soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever.

Saturday Night Fever was based upon a 1976 New York Magazine article written by British writer Nik Cohn entitled “Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night”. The film version was directed by John Badham and stars John Travolta as Tony Manero, a working-class young man who spends his Saturday nights dancing and drinking at a local Brooklyn disco. While on the dance floor Tony is a star, but outside in the “real world” of his Brooklyn neighborhood and limited options life, he is hit with setbacks and complications from his circle of friends, and his family.

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The film delves into some of the more troubling realities of life in the type of neighborhood Tony grew up in and is struggling to escape from – like racism, unexpected pregnancy, rape, and accidental, tragic death. Talk about dark for a Musical. Though to be fair, Saturday Night Fever is not a musical in the typical sense, but it is heavily reliant on its full of hits Soundtrack.

Did you know that the New York Magazine story was a fake? Nik Cohn acknowledged in the mid-1990’s that he fabricated the article. That being as he was a newcomer to the U.S. and a stranger to the disco lifestyle, Cohn had been unable to make any sense of the subculture he had been assigned to write about; instead, the character who became Tony Manero was based on a friend of Cohn’s back home – a Mod, not a 70’s Disco aficionado.

All that said, we all sort of like Tony, right? At least we enjoy seeing him dance to all that Quintessential Disco that you really need to hear on 8 Track Tape, on the Double Play Soundtrack.

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Rare Police Outlandos D’Amour 8 Track Tape, New Wave Music


Police Outlandos D'Amour 8 Track Tape

The Police Outlandos D’Amour 8 Track Tape is one of those Rare New Wave finds that keeps 8 Track Fans hunting and collecting. The Comeback of 8-Track Tapes is turning Music Freaks into analog archaeologists in search of the best Stacks of 8 Tracks.

Outlandos d’Amour was released in November of 1979, by A&M Records. The Lead Single, “Roxanne”, helped take the Album to # 6 on the UK Album Chart, and # 23 on the US Album Chart. Since 1978, Outlandos d’Amour has been certified platinum by the RIAA for sales over 1 million units in the US. Hit Song, “Roxanne” was followed by 2 additional Hit Singles – “Can’t Stand Losing You”, and “So Lonely”.

Rolling Stone magazine ranked Outlandos d’Amour at # 38 of the “100 Best Debut Albums of All Time“.

With a budget of £1,500 borrowed from Stewart Copeland’s brother Miles, Outlandos D’Amour was recorded at Surrey Sound in an intermittent fashion over six months, with the band jumping in whenever the studio had free time or another band’s sessions were canceled. Miles Copeland had promised to pay Surrey Sound £2,000 upon completion of the recording but did not give them the full amount until much later.

He occasionally dropped into the studio during recordings and reacted to what he heard from the group with vehement derision. However, upon hearing “Roxanne” he had the opposite reaction and took the recording to A&M Records the following day, where he persuaded them to release it as a one-off single.

Police Outlandos D’Amour 8 Track Tape:

Part of the 8-Track Experience is uncovering the differences between the 8-Track track list, and other format’s song order.

Let’s take a closer look at Police Outlandos D’Amour 8 Track Tape…

Rare Police Outlandos D'Amour 8 Track Tape

  • program 1 = “Next to You”, “Roxanne” and “Be My Girl – Sally”
  • program 2 = “So Lonely” and “Hole in My Life”
  • program 3 = “Can’t Stand Losing You”, “Truth Hits Everybody” and “Born in the 50’s”
  • program 4 = “Peanuts” and “Masoko Tanga

This is definitely a rearranged Track List from the original LP Format (which is what all other formats are modeled after). Though all formats start with “Next to You”, everything changes from there, until the end is reached, and the formats are aligned again, with the closing Track, “Masoko Tanga”.

There is no fade in-fade out, split-song on this 8-Track, which is somewhat unusual. The “ca-chunk” sound of a program change is the only separation that occurs when playing Police Outlandos D’Amour 8-Track Tape; each and every song is heard in interrupted entirety.

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Quadraphonic 8 Track Player Spotlight

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Travel back to the 1970’s with this spotlight on a Panasonic quadraphonic 8 track player complete with 4 speakers. This is the type of setup for quadraphonic sound. Of course a special quad 8 track tape is needed for that super 4 channel quadraphonic experience.Panasonic Quad 8 Track Tape Player

Quadraphonic sound – the precursor to what is now known as 4.0 surround sound. With four channels and with four speakers at the corners of the listening space sounds are reproduced in whole or separately. Quadraphonic audio was the earliest consumer product in surround sound and thousands of quadraphonic 8 track tapes and recordings were made during the 1970s.



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Clash 8 Track tape London Calling

Rare 8 Track Tape Spotlight: The Clash, London Calling

London Calling is the third studio album by English punk rock band the Clash. It was released as a double album in the United Kingdom on 14 December 1979 by CBS Records, and in the United States in January 1980 by Epic Records.[1] London Calling is a post-punk album that incorporates a range of styles, including punk, reggae, rockabilly, ska, New Orleans R&B, pop, lounge jazz, and hard rock.

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Realistic Portiplay 8 Track Player

Realistic Portiplay 8-Track Stereo Player with AM/FM Stereo Radio

Year: 1977

Model: 14-926

Manufacturer: Realistic

Designer: ???

Dimensions: 7 x 17 x 4 1/4in

Power: AC 120v / DC 8 X D

Made in: Korea