New Cheap Trick album available on 8-track tape

No joke, the new Cheap Trick release, The Latest, is available in an 8-track tape version.

Remember that crazy little thing called 8-track? We didn't know you could still order albums in the format, but apparently you still can--at least when it comes to Cheap Trick's latest, which also happens to be called The Latest.

Going retro will cost you, however. The 8-track tape version costs $30 (it's available for pre-order) while the CD is going for $12.99 on Amazon. The record is $20 and the digital download is $8.99.

According to the site 8-Track Heaven, the 8-track tape is mostly dead--but not totally. The site says major labels quit producing 8-track tapes in about 1988, but "a number of entrepreneurial souls have kept the 8-track tradition alive in the form of small production runs of independently released carts." (Link: new releases on 8-track)

Anybody still own an 8-track tape player or have fond memories of using one?

(Via kottke.org)

 

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