Audio ephemera

I’m just about finished digitizing my old reel-to-reel audio tapes. Check out this weird blurb I found on the back of one of the tape boxes:


I can’t imagine a lifestyle where people would inflict such horrible tortures on their “friends”. Perhaps times have changed. Then again, this is advertising copy, and perhaps ads didn’t reflect real life back then (unlike today).

Also found this amusing box art:


It’s opera, but even so a couple of those song titles do sound very Soviet.

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