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Star Wars 1977 First Reel to Reel soundtrack George LucasATTENTION!!! - $200

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SAW THIS AD IN LOCAL SAN DIEGO CRAIGS LIST AND WANTED TO FORWARD FOR ANYONE INTERESTED

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/clt/137850297.html (Pictures as well)


Starwars FAN, I am selling my one and only 500 made RN-561 box set of STAR WARS

1977 4 Track John Williams & Cast and also by GEORGE LUCAS by 20th century fox.

"The Story Of Star Wars" on 4-Track 7 1/2 IPS reel-to-reel tapes, recorded on March 5-16, 1977, Burbank Ca.

additional photo booklet and an opening night program.

To promote Star Wars in 1977, some radio stations were given a box set package from Twentieth Century, including a reel-to-reel tape. Featuring the music of John Williams and the story of Star Wars with the original actor’s voices, these two tapes are really a blast from the past. Includes a 16-page photo booklet and a fold-out information opening sheet relegating a dissertation by John Williams on his approach to the music of the film and how he came about it, a story synopsis, a scene-by-scene breakdown of the tracks on the reels synopsis, characters, actors, and music per track.

The tapes and promo material are in very good condition
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This was a rare send away for those who purchased a Teac reel to reel machine in the late seventies.

I have two copies one played and in pretty poor condition, and One with the reels unused with the tabs still on them and stored perfectly for almost thirty years.

The guy Originally wanted 500.00 dollars for it, but He brought the price down to 250.00 so I bought it. I think the guy calls himself tahoe toys, being a toy seller of star wars figs, and transformers etc.

The pretty heavily used one was 65.00 bucks from Cloudcity.com so I guess you get what you pay for.

I've seen other one's still in their original mailing box go for a lot of money, still none of them have appeared on the market as unopened.

There are some rare radio ad reels for star wars, and the empire strikes back interview reels or lp are out there if that is what you mean by radio stations.

“Always loved Vader’s wordless self sacrifice. Another shitty, clueless, revision like Greedo and young Anakin’s ghost. What a fucking shame.” -Simon Pegg.

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I HAVE TWO 1977 FIRST REEL TO REEL SET'S  ONE IS OPENED BUT NEVER USED

ONE NEVER OPENED STILL SEALED

IN 1977 I WAS WORKING FOR CADILLAC STORE MY CUSTOMER WAS THE

C.E.O OF UNIVERSAL STUDIOS AND THE SETS WERE GIVEN TO ME.

I OFTEN WONDER WHAT THEY COULD BE WORTH

                                                 AEROTOOLS@SBCGLOBAL.NET

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just wanted to point out to anyone interested that the old style analog machines like the teac, are very expensive if you can find one in working order.

Also these reel to reel tapes on magnetic can be very brittle and also warp in storage.

Just a heads up not a buyer beware.

I am sure their are perfect copies out there.

 

“Always loved Vader’s wordless self sacrifice. Another shitty, clueless, revision like Greedo and young Anakin’s ghost. What a fucking shame.” -Simon Pegg.

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Cool Puggo.

“Always loved Vader’s wordless self sacrifice. Another shitty, clueless, revision like Greedo and young Anakin’s ghost. What a fucking shame.” -Simon Pegg.

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I recently purchased this set on Ebay still sealed. It just seemed like a pretty cool collector's item. I don't know if I dare open it. Would the sound on these be any better than LP or CD? I'd really like to have these transfered to find out.

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Hmm, it just occurred to me that if these are really 4-track, that could be interesting.  My Teac could probably grab all four tracks, which might make for an interesting resource for someone wanting to make their own surround mix.  Unless by 4-track they just mean stereo in each direction.

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These are four track, but it might just be two channel. I should probably at least open it to see the condition inside. Are there albums that utilized four channels on reel-to-reel?

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Anyone that has these reels *needs* to have them baked before playing them. Otherwise, the oxide will start shedding, and likely ruin your tape(s) and certainly gum-up the playback heads.

Just an FYI from experieince.

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I won this set on eBay for $65, and it's a neat item to have.  It's one of those things that if a fellow fan spots it, they gotta know what it is and a conversation is started.  I plan on transferring them as soon as I can locate a decent reel to reel deck.

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It's really sad when the "creative minds" behind something we hold dear are also guilty of its destruction.

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Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

Hmm, it just occurred to me that if these are really 4-track, that could be interesting.  My Teac could probably grab all four tracks, which might make for an interesting resource for someone wanting to make their own surround mix.  Unless by 4-track they just mean stereo in each direction.

It will be stereo in opposite directions.

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cboy007 said:

I recently purchased this set on Ebay still sealed. It just seemed like a pretty cool collector’s item. I don’t know if I dare open it. Would the sound on these be any better than LP or CD? I’d really like to have these transfered to find out.

Depends on the tape speed and how well the duplication process worked (high speed transfers, I imagine, perhaps not so good). If middle tape speed, I would guess part way between cassette and LP. The tracks on these tapes are fairly narrow which does not help either. Ageing might cause further losses and print through (creating faint echoes due to tape being pressed against itself in storage). Also, it would pay to get advice from someone who knows about this stuff at an advanced level as old tapes have been known to strip themselves on a single play (see “baking” suggestion in an earlier post - something I would not try by guesswork).

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Just read the header 7.5 ips is the top speed on a typical domestic deck of the day. Could be worse.

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