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This Group is geared towards constructing a database of known titles on 8 Track tape sold by Altone/Radiant. Group activity as a rule is low since titles are somewhat rare but common.

Eventually this database will be released to the public once it is determined that all known titles available have been added. This may include any updates or corrections.
Trading, WTB, and File Sharing Is Permitted As Long As It Is Label Related.

If you or someone you know has any information or documentation regarding the workings of this company, Please forward this group to them - We Love to Hear From Them!

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Of All the labels during the 8 Track Era, Altone and Radiant seem to be the
Ugly Duckling. Where else could you lay down 2 or 3 bucks back in the day and be
treated to a 20 - 35 minute cart that mixed in legit artists with some of the
Cheesiest studio band covers that would make Space Age Pop Music sound
delightful? You'll also find some of the Worst "Fake Stereo" mixes only 2nd
to Capitol Records!

The tapes were manufactured/produced in Ridgefield Park, N.J. by
American Tape Corporation.

During the lifetime of A.T.C., the company was raided TWICE by the FBI
for illegal duplication of tapes. Once in the early 80's and again in the
mid 80's. The Second raid sealed the fate for the company.

Quality Control could be called into question as well. There were tapes
released/produced by Altone that have the same Cat. # but different track
listings as well as track listings that were completely different from the
tape contents.
At the same time, you would have tunes that you just would not hear anyplace
else, or for that matter, anywhere. Nevertheless, these tapes have a charm all of their own that is likable.

Enjoy The Altone and Radiant Tapes Group!

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  • Feb 20, 2010
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