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Tightrope Radio Mix
In 1980 Tightrope was played several times a day by our local station. At the time I didn't have a copy of the Tightrope album, so I didn't think anything of the version that played on the radio except that I liked it. Very much. In fact when it came on, my 15 year old brain stopped working, and I would sit in a daze until that song was over. I like the song so much that I taped it off of my clock radio into a mono tape recorder and played it over and over again. I resented the DJ for talking over the beginning and end of the song. I tried to erase his loathsome voice, but didn't want to cut into the song even more.
When I finally found a couple of Tightrope albums a few years later, I realized what I had done. I had captured, poorly, the only existing copy of the rare North American Heavy Guitar remix of the song. At least I assumed that was the case. I have been scouring garage sales, delete bins, and record sales looking for that white jacket copy with zero success. My plea to you is this: if you know of a copy or have a copy of this version, please let me know so that I may fulfill my last life-long dream of hearing that version in it's full-blown bass guitar filled glory.
In the meantime, turn OFF the subwoofer (remember, my source is a 3" speaker), and enjoy a no-sax rendition of Tightrope:
These mp3's may need the Quicktime 6 plug-in to display properly.
Here is the above song, in case the embeded version doesn't work like, for example, in my IE 5.2 Mac (grrr). Open source browsers like Firefox and Mozilla work great.
Here is the original version of the taped song. in .AIFF (.WAV but with the Mac's byte order 35.6 MB) or .MP4 (.AAC 6.8 MB).
It cleaned up pretty good considering the original quality. If your studio can do better please send me a copy.