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The 8-track tape (formally Stereo 8; commonly known as the eight-track cartridge, eight-track tape, or simply eight-track) is a magnetic tape sound-recording technology that was popular in the United States from the mid-1960s to the early 1980s, when the Compact Cassette format took over. The format is regarded as an obsolete technology, and was relatively unknown outside the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, West Germany and Japan. Stereo 8 was created in 1964 by a consortium led by Bill Lear of Lear Jet Corporation, along with Ampex, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Motorola, and RCA Victor Records (RCA - Radio Corporation of America). It was a further development of the similar Stereo-Pak four-track cartridge introduced by Earl "Madman" Muntz (marketing and television set dealer), which was adapted by Muntz from the Fidelipac cartridge developed by George Eash. A later quadraphonic (four-channel sound as opposed to earlier more widely used stereo/two channel sound) version of the format was announced by RCA in April 1970 and first known as Quad-8, then later changed to just Q8.

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CoverCat. no.TitleArtistYear
No coverRCT 8000The last Goon show of allSpike Milligan1972
Picture of RCT 8002 Unique Hancock by artist Tony Hancock from the BBC anything_else - Records and Tapes libraryRCT 8002Unique HancockTony Hancock1974
No coverRCT 8003Radio 2 presents BBC top tunesVarious1974
No coverRCT 8005Top of the pops - Volume 1Various1975
No coverRCT 8006Top of the pops - Volume 2Various1975
No coverRCT 8007Goon show classics - Volume 2Various1975
No coverRCT 8009Goon show classicsSpike Milligan1974
No coverRCT 8012Old grey whistle testVarious1975
No coverRCT 8014Top of the pops - Volume 3Various1975
No coverRCT 8015The cinema and the songsVarious1975
Picture of RCT 8018 Hancock - The lift / Twelve angry men by artist Various from the BBC anything_else - Records and Tapes libraryRCT 8018Hancock - The lift / Twelve angry menVarious1975
No coverY8F 8019BBC TV's best of top of the pops - Volume 4Various1976