This webpage is dedicated to El Magnifico, for his extraordinary Marathon Tape efforts!!!


Nakamichi Marathon Tapes Project Status Page

Updated 31 March 2013


Introducing the Nak Marathon Tapes MkII Project!!!



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Nak Marathon Tapes - Disc 1

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1-1) Ron Hoffman, Framingham, Massachussetts, USA

Musical Track ~ "There'll be Some Changes Made", performed by Diahann Carroll with the Duke Ellington Orchestra

Recorded Time - 3:43 (mins:secs)

Nak CR7A, recording made 1 July 2002

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1-2) Carlos Guzman, Puerto Rico

Musical Track ~ "Vibraciones Positivas", performed by YaYa, produced and engineered by El Magnifico

Recorded Time - 4:03 (mins:secs)

Nak Dragon, recording made 31 May 2002

Carlos Guzman's photo opportunity

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1-3) Stan Targowski, Buffalo Grove, Illinois, USA

Musical Track ~ "Everything (... Is Never Quite Enough)", performed by Wasis Diop on the Triloka Records label

Recorded time - 4:29 (mins:secs)

Nak CR4A, recording made 23 July 2002

Stan Targowski's photo opportunity

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1-4) John M. Tooley, Delaware, USA

Musical Track ~ "Too Much", performed by The Dave Matthews Band

Recorded Time - 4:18 (mins:secs)

Revox B215, recording made 27 June 2002

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1-5) Fred Moss, London, England, UK

Musical Track ~ "Bottle", performed by Marc Moulin

Recorded Time - 4:05 (mins:secs)

Nak 1000ZXL, recording made 24 July 2002

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1-6) Harshad Khatri, Wilmette, Illinois, USA

Musical Track ~ "La Danse Du Bonheur", performed by Shakti. Recorded August 1976 in Trident Studios, London

Recorded Time - 4:44 (mins:secs)

Nak ZX7, recording made 9 August 2002

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1-7) Roland Alford, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Musical Track ~ "My Mood", performed by MFSB

Recorded Time -4:12 (mins:secs)

Nak 680ZX, recording made 21 August 2002

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1-8) Andy Dundis, Washington, Nebraska, USA

Musical Track ~ "Little Blind Fish", performed by CPR (D. Crosby, J. Pevar, J. Raymond)

Recorded Time - 3:31 (mins:secs)

Nak 660ZX, recording made September 2002

Andy Dundis' photo opportunity

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1-9) Salim Marzuki, Jakarta, Indonesia

Musical Track ~ "Brazil", performed by Pink Martini

Recorded Time - 5:07 (mins:secs)

Nak MB1s to Nak ZX 9, recording made Sep 16, 2002

Salim Marzuki's photo opportunity

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1-10) Tom Siomopoulos, Victoria, Australia

Musical Track ~ "I Almost Had A Weakness", performed by Elvis Costello

Recorded Time - 3:53 (mins:secs)

Nak ZX9, recording made September 2002

Tom Siomopoulos' photo opportunity

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Nak Marathon Tapes ~ Disc 2

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2-1) Nicholas Gornostayev, Moscow, Russia

Musical Track ~ "Ariana", composed by Jeremy Wall, performed by Spyro Gyra

Recorded from JVC Jazz Festival 1995 CD (GRP GR2P-8883)

Recorded Time - 4:58 (mins:secs)

Nak 700 TT, recording made 22 September 2002

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2-2) Graham Nelson, Liverpool, England UK

Musical Track ~ "Rann Na Mana", performed by Capercaille

Recorded Time - 3:44 (mins:secs)

Nak ZX9, recording made 5 July 2002

Graham Nelson's photo opportunity

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2-3) K.J. Bleus Parsons, Madison, Wisconsin USA

Musical Track ~ "Mi Madre, Mi Hija", performed by Santana, remastered by MoFi Sound Labs

Recorded Time - 4:24 (mins:secs)

Nak ZX7, recording made 16 June 2002

K.J. Bleus' photo opportunity

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2-4) Kent Merideth, Anderson, Indiana, USA

Musical Track ~ "Classical Gas", performed by Mick Gilliam, Doug Denton, Drums and Daryl Martin, Electric Bass,
Anderson College Senior Piano Recital (Jazz Ensemble), 03/17/77.

Original recording made by K. Merideth with a Nak 550 portable cassette recorder and TDK SA tape, 03/17/77.

Recorded Time - 4:45 (mins:secs)

Nak ZX9, recording made 19 July 2002

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2-5) John R. Walker, Isle of Portland, England, UK

Musical Track ~ "Too Many Ups And Downs", performed by Terry Evans

Recorded Time - 5:16 (mins:secs)

Nak 700II, recording made 18 July 2002

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2-6) Bill Wheatley, Warwick, New York, USA

Musical Track ~ "Still A Fool", performed by Bob Dylan, a live recording at the Finjan Club, Quebec, 1962.

Recorded Time - 4:42 (mins:secs)

Nak DR10, recording made 8 July 2002

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2-7) Jim Simpson, London, England, UK

Musical Track ~ "Switchblade Operator", performed by Marc Almond & Friends

Recorded Time - 4:51 (mins:secs)

Nak 700, recording made 8 September 2002

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2-8) Rob Hamilton, Georgetown, California, USA

Musical Track ~ "Child of the Wind", performed by Bruce Cockburn

Recorded Time - 3:25 (mins:secs)

Nak CR7A, recording made 11 July 2002

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2-9) Michael E. DeWire, Park Forest, Illinois, USA

Musical Track ~ "Caroline No", performed by The Beach Boys

Recorded Time - 2:48 (mins:secs)

Nak RX505, recording made 12 August 2002

Michael E. DeWire's photo opportunity

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2-10) Michael E. DeWire, Park Forest, Illinois, USA

Musical Track ~ "Pet Sounds", performed by The Beach Boys

Recorded Time - 2:23 (mins:secs)

Nak RX505, recording made 12 August 2002

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2-11) Eddy Pollet, Hove, Belgium

Musical Track ~ ""Les Douze Mois", performed by Las

Recorded Time - 5:22 (mins:secs)

Nak 700TT, recording made September 2002

Eddy Pollet's photo opportunity

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The Bleus NakStack, used to transfer the Marathon Tapes Project music from digital disc to analogue cassette tape


San Franciso Metro Enthusiasts NakFest Meeting, 13 March 2004