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FROM THE ARCHIVES: January 28: Space prohibits us from fully...

FROM THE ARCHIVES: January 28: Space prohibits us from fully explaining the concept of the 8-track tape, so those of you under the age of, say, 35 will have to do some wikipedia-ing in order to understand today’s archival item. Here is Billy Joel’s classic “52nd Street” in its 8-track configuration, released in October 1978 and, of course, one of the biggest selling releases of that year in any and all formats. (“Zanzibar” is split in half between tracks 1 and 2, if any of you old-timers were wondering.)

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