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


Nakamichi Marathon Tapes Project Status Page

Updated 31 December 2016




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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 Primos 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 Mna", performed by Capercaillie

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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Vibraciones Positivas Primovera !!!



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


San Francisco Metro Enthusiasts NakFest Meeting, 13 March 2004