The sound files were cleaned up and are directly transferred to the tape from mp3's (direct PC to 8-track transfer).
From everything I know TBoS&D 8-track never came in this configuration. (Black label on a black tape with the album art). They most often came on a tape that was not black, and the only known black label example (which is on a pink colored tape) does not have the album art on the tape itself. Just the song listings.
I can do both blank and full music versions. The music itself is free, but it does take a least a couple hours to space the songs correctly on each tape and usually takes a couple/few tries to make sure they all transfer on to the 30 year old taped without any distortion. I also loose several 8-track tapes in the process due to age, deterioration, and breakage. Because of these aspects the music filled tapes run about double the cost of the blank version.
I noticed this pic ... might be the most screen accurate I've ever seen !!
The bad thing was it happened in MI, before I moved down to the FL heat.. Idk how/when it happened. I left it on the dash for months. When cleaning the interior one day, I noticed the tape all messed up lol. Luckily I still have a spare on the shelf (for actual playing use)
I'll have to dig for the photos, but when I first put my car together it had a cassette player in it (it was 2003, ok? ) I cut off part of an 8 track tape and put it over an old cassette tape that I inserted (not all the way) into the cassette player. Once I got it all to fit I JB welded it all together. I used PowerPoint to make up a phony "Best of Sam & Dave" label. The average person never knew that it was a cassette player. When I upgraded to satellite radio, I cut the whole faceplate off of the old cassette player and glued it all together and put a strong magnet on the top lip. I also placed a small piece of sheetmetal above the radio for the old radio/magnet to grab a hold of. It worked GREAT! It stuck out from the dash a little further than the stock radio, but who cares? The label was easier to read, and I didn't want to cut up the center of the dash to put the 8 track player where it was in the movie.
"Boys, you oughta learn not to talk to nuns that way!!!" - Curtis
Our Bluesmobile still lives on YouTube! Look for "Shotgun Blues Brotherhood" and pick the thumbnail with me and "Jake" sitting on the hood of the car.