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Da Doo Ron Ron Extended on 8-Track

Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by Mark-T, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Well-Known Member

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    Well..since this is our official 8-Track Tape thread....
    Put on your headphones and take a trip with me back to the 70's...decor and all...:laugh:...that click between tracks :yikes:

     
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  2. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Well-Known Member

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    Another oldie but goodie....hmm I'm diggin' this format so mechanical and no needle noise. :razz:

     
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  3. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Well-Known Member

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    Wow, this makes me feel like I'm in the recording studio with Karen. I didn't realize this stuff could sound so good. Just think this was well before CD's.

     
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  4. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Well-Known Member

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    I have to admit the clarity in Karen's vocals on the Ticket To Ride 8 track above is pretty decent, I'm impressed.
     
  5. A&M Retro

    A&M Retro Well-Known Member

    Here's a little surprise. :)
    Hope you like!

     
  6. Mark-T

    Mark-T Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    WOW! Thank you!
     
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  7. Thanks! Finally we have confirmation for the Resource.
     
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  8. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Well-Known Member

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    Cool, thanks. So there is no DJ talk over the ending...so weird to hear it like that but so cool to hear an alternate ending that's full without the chatter overlay.

    So what is the short version of Yesterday Once More on side 1?
     
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  9. A&M Retro

    A&M Retro Well-Known Member

    My pleasure! I figured it was the perfect excuse to do another montage. Then, my OCD kicked in, and I decided I needed to cover ALL of the original U.S. releases and publicity pictures I could dig up from the original release.

    The ‘Yesterday Once More’ short version is the album cut with the second verse edited out. By the way, Rick, your 8-track
    player RULES! Great clips you posted. I’ve also got an AKAI quad reel deck I bought used in 2001, which has an 8-track player built into the side of it. Worked great last time I used it, anyway. That could be a future post breaking down some of the channels.
     
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  10. A&M Retro

    A&M Retro Well-Known Member

    You’re welcome, Mark! :)
    Bob
     
  11. A&M Retro

    A&M Retro Well-Known Member

    Happy to contribute, Harry! An 8-track freak I know replaced the pads on the tape about 10 years ago, and it’s still holding. :)
     
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  12. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Well-Known Member

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    A & M Retro any more surprises in the 8 track world would be very cool to hear. (I noted some differences on page 2 of this thread)

    Oh those videos above are not mine lol I've never owned an 8 track tape player. Ha
     
  13. Chris May

    Chris May Resident 'Carpenterologist' Moderator

    Oddly enough, that guitar solo to fade is actually my favorite part of the track, particularly that last 8-12 bars or so! Thanks for posting @A&M Retro :)
     
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  14. Mark-T

    Mark-T Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Tony Peluso rocked it!
     
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  15. Question: any reason why that 8-track recording is playing back in mono?
     
  16. Chris May

    Chris May Resident 'Carpenterologist' Moderator

    He was such an integral part of the Carpenters' sound. I was thinking this morning after posting that last comment - "What would they have sounded like had Tony not been added to the group?". I suppose Richard would have found some other ingredient that would have worked.

    Honestly, I think what Tony delivered to their sound and legacy is one of the more key ingredients necessary to the Carpenters' longevity. We've seen many critics do an about-face over the years, and I think Tony's contribution helped to make that happen.
     
  17. Mark-T

    Mark-T Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Agreed, Chris!
     
  18. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    Tony Peluso was absolutely key to so many Carpenters' recordings,
    but, I fail to see how Richard.....
    "would have found some other ingredient that would have worked."



    By the way, Beechwood 4-5789 (in contradistinction to Please Mr. Postman)
    does not have Tony Peluso on Guitars (it is Tim May).
    And, you sure can tell the difference !
     
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  19. Chris May

    Chris May Resident 'Carpenterologist' Moderator

    Totally agree. Tim definitely is a monster and has been a fixture in the industry for decades now. But I always felt he was a little more mainstream in his delivery, almost too "pop" if you will. Tony brought a unique edge which is exactly what Karen & Richard needed.
     
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  20. newvillefan

    newvillefan Well-Known Member

    It’s Tony in the promo video and to be honest, I always thought it was actually him on the record.
     
  21. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    ^^That threw me off, too !
    I recalled Tony in the video for Beechwood,
    then, I read and re-read Credits on the LP.
    Then, again, Karen is "seen" drumming in the early promo for Close To You,
    even if she is not actually "drumming" on the recording !

    The real difference is listening to Postman compared to Beechwood ,
    then, I believe the guitar difference can be heard. (between Tony and Tim).
    Then, again, you can 'hear' the difference in drumming, too ! (between Karen and Ron).
     
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  22. Carpe diem

    Carpe diem Well-Known Member

    I had to laugh when you mentioned the "click". The 8 track player I had in my vehicle in the early 70s was particularly noisy in that respect. On one of my favorite tapes (Led Zeppelin II) it would do that at mid-song (the song being Ramble On)! To this day, when I hear that song on an FM album rock station, I know exactly where it was interrupted. It wasn't so much a "click", more like a pump shotgun being "racked". It's amazing how far technology has advanced.
     
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  23. A&M Retro

    A&M Retro Well-Known Member

    Wow, Harry, I didn't know it was in mono! Good catch. I will try another conversion with my AKAI deck and see if that fixes the issue. I'm wondering if it's the Realistic playback deck.
     
  24. Mike Blakesley

    Mike Blakesley Well-Known Member Moderator

    If the deck has left/right outlets on the back (highly likely), then it's outputting in stereo.

    More likely the culprit is the software that you used to digitize it. Sometimes those settings default to mono. I've had that issue with one software package I use.
     
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  25. Mike Blakesley

    Mike Blakesley Well-Known Member Moderator

    Reading back over this thread, I'm surprised they inserted "Intermission" at the end of the last channel on ASFY. Since the tune is only 22 seconds long, it would've been better to just leave silence there. I never noticed this back in the day...although by the time that album came out I was fully into LPs and not paying as close attention to the 8-tracks.
     

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