8 Track Tape Price Guide

8 Track Tapes for Sale / ValuesLooking for the value of 8 track tapes? As of 11/4/2015, this price guide’s latest (and all future) updates will be found here: 8 Track Shack’s 8 Track Tape Price Guide

How much is my 8 track tape worth? That’s a question that we here at 8 Track Shack get asked on, literally, a daily basis…..email inquiries, phone calls, people stopping us on the street – we even get letters in the mail! The other day a customer asked why the tape at the left was priced at $275.00 on 8-Track-Shack.com.

If you’ve never seen it before, don’t be surprised. It’s more readily available on LP, but other than our one copy, exists seemingly only packed away and forgotten about. You can click on the picture if you haven’t seen the label.

OK, see what it’s not in every collection?

Below is an attempt to list some of the scarcer and/or more desirable 8 track tapes, with historical prices and info. This was gleaned from a blog from several years ago by an 8 Track Shack employee….some of the links may still point there.

You can search the list using ctrl-f by artist name if it makes browsing for specific artists/titles easier…..enjoy ūüôā

 

8 Track Values

Depending on who you talk to, 8 track tapes can range in value from worthless to legitimate collector’s items many of which are worth roughly the same as vinyl records. It’s my opinion that they’re worth at least a buck a song on average. People pay a buck a piece for mp3’s on iTunes and they paid about the same price for one sided 78 rpm shellac records 110 years ago. That isn’t to say that every 8 track is going to cost you $8-15 everywhere, but that’s a good retail price point.

 

Current Retail Prices:

Prices today are based largely on two things, scarcity and condition. Sure, you can find a beat Kenny Rogers cartridge at Goodwill for 49¬Ę, but you’ll make a hell of a lot of Goodwill runs before you find a quadraphonic Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon. Scarce carts are always going to demand some premium. For common stereo 8 track tapes, the price largely depends on the condition. Foam pads¬†disintegrate, felt pads fall off, pinch rollers get gummy, tape gets wound too tight and sensing foil splices come unstuck. Approximately 95% of tapes that you’ll find at yard sales, thrift shops, eBay etc. will need both new pads and a new sensing foil splice to play properly. This is a cheap fix, but it’s tricky to do the repair once you’ve found the materials, so many people would rather just pay a bit more and have a tape that they know is going to work.¬†The current prices for repaired tapes is in the $10-15 range regardless of title.

 

Quads are More Valuable:

Quadraphonic 8 track tapes have four channels, as opposed to the two on normal 8 tracks. This allowed left and right speakers to be placed in front of the listener and two more placed behind the speaker – think retro surround sound. ¬†Quads were more expensive to make, more expensive to buy, required more expensive equipment and were produced for a much shorter time than normal 8 tracks….this makes them harder to find. Their scarcity and, well, general all around coolness makes them a bit more valuable as well.

 

8 Track Tape Price Guide:

Below is a list of some of the more valuable 8 tracks. I’ll update the list from time to time, hopefully on a regular basis. It is by no means an exhaustive list, and probably never will be, but it is fun to see what some of these tapes bring. Another reference for prices on quadraphonic 8 tracks can be found on the Quadraphonicquad Shocker Log page, where they list all the quad recordings that sell for over $100 on eBay.

 

#

1910 Fruitgum Company: Juciest Fruit Gum – $25

.38 Special: Tour de Force – $40

 

A

Abba: Arrival (Australian) – $27

Abba: Greatest Hits, Volume 2 – $75

Abba: The Singles – $25

ABC: The Lexicon of Love – $71

AC/DC:
Back in Black – $24 (Sealed – $40)
Flick of the Switch – $32-$40
For Those About to Rock – (Sealed – $36-$76)
High Voltage – $25
If You Want Blood You’ve Got It – $30

Bryan Adams:
Cuts Like a Knife – $25
Reckless (Sealed) – $30

The Animals: Best of the Animals – $25
B

Syd Barrett: The Madcap Laughs – $169

Beach Boys:
The Beach Boys (1980) – $62
California Girls (RCOA Tape) – $104
Surf’s Up (Sealed) – $25

Beatles:
20 Greatest Hits – $750
1st Live Recordings, Live at Hamburg – $38
A Hard Days Night – $30-$40
Abbey Road (Sealed Black Cart) – $32
Let It Be (Sealed Black Cart) – $40
Magical Mystery Tour – $25 (Sealed – $41-103)
Meet the Beatles (Sealed Black Cart) – $40
Revolver (White Cart) – $60
Revolver (Sealed Black Cart) – $50
Rock N Roll Music (Sealed in Long Box) – $153
Rubber Soul (Sealed Black Cart) – $34
Sargent Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (Sealed) – $46

Sergeant Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band (Spanish) – $51
Second Album – $30
The Best of the Beatles (Taiwan Import) – $1250
The Blue Album / The Red Album (4 Sealed Tapes) – $50
White Album (2 Tape Box Set) – $45
Yellow Submarine – $25 / (Sealed $31-$90)
Yesterday and Today (Black Cart) – $50

Jeff Beck: Beck-Ola – $30

Bee Gees: Main Course (Sealed) – $53

Bengali Bauls: At Big Pink – $27

Black Sabbath: Heaven and Hell – $45

Black Sabbath: Live Evil – $65

Black Sabbath: Paranoid – $30

Black Sabbath: Sabotage – $31-$40

Black Sabbath: Self-Titled – $25-$29

Black Sabbath: We Sold Our Soul for Rock N Roll – $26

Blind Faith: Self-Titled – $34

David Bowie: Scary Monsters – (Sealed $25)

David Bowie: Tonight  Р$31

James Brown: Cold Sweat – $30

C

The Can: Monster Movie – (Sealed) $85

The Cars: Greatest Hits – $41

The Cars: Heartbeat City (Record Club) – $50

The Clash: Give ‘Em Enough Rope – $30
London Calling – $50-$103
Sandinista (2 Tape Set) – $46

Con Funk Shun: Spirit of Love – (Sealed – $70)

D

Def Leppard: High N Dry – $51

Def Leppard: Pyromania – $25-$30-$45

Dokken: Under Lock and Key (1985) – $52

The Doors: Absolutely Live (Sealed) – $35

The Doors: Morrison Hotel – $30

Duran Duran: Arena (Sealed 1984) – $60

Duran Duran: Rio – $29-$37

Bob Dylan & the Band: The Basement Tapes (Sealed) – $57

Bob Dylan: Bringing It All Back Home (Sealed) – $66

Bob Dylan: Hard Rain (Sealed) – $30

Bob Dylan: New Morning (Sealed) – $35

Bob Dylan: Self-Portrait (Sealed) – $35

E

Brian Eno: Here Come the Warm Jets – $34

Eno: Another Green World – $26

Eurythmics: Be Yourself Tonight (Sealed) – $50

F

Fleetwood Mac: Black Magic Woman – $30

Foreigner: Agent Provocateur – $25 / (Sealed $25)

Free: Fire & Water – $30

Fugs: Self-Titled – $35

Funkadelic: Self-Titled (Sealed) – $27

G

Marvin Gaye: What’s Going On – (Sealed – $63)

Genesis: Trespass – (Sealed $50)

Eddy Grant: Killer on the Rampage (Record Club) – $73

H

Sammy Hagar: Standing Hampton – $40

Daryl Hall & John Oates: Rock N Soul Part 1 (Sealed) – $40

Johnny Hallyday: Flagrant Delit (Canada Import) – $33

George Harrison: All Things Must Pass (2 Tape Box Set) – $27-$100

George Harrison: Concert for Bangladesh (2 Tape Box Set) – $30

George Harrison: Electronic Sounds (Sealed) – $27

George Harrison: Living in the Material World (Sealed) – $45

Hawkwind: Quark Strangeness and Charm – (Sealed – $50-72)

Hawkwind: Self-Titled – (Sealed – $61)

Richard Hell: Blank Generation – $50

Jimmy Hendrix & Curtis Knight: Flashing – $29

Jimi Hendrix: Smash Hits (Sealed) – $30

Herman’s Hermits: The Most of (Australian) – $27

Hiltonaires: Beatles Hits in the Glenn Miller Sound (Quad) – $104

John Lee Hooker: Untitled (Sealed) – $28
Never Get Out of These Blues (Sealed) – $30

 

I

Billy Idol: Rebel Yell – $180 (Sealed / Record Club – $100)

Iron Maiden: Iron Maiden – $175-562

Iron Maiden: Killers – $51-$77

J

Michael Jackson: Bad (Record Club) – $153

Michael Jackson: Thriller (Record Club) – $50-510

James Gang: Yer Album – $25

Jean Michel Jarre: Oxygene – $30
Billy Joel: Greatest Hits Vol. I & II – (2 Tape Set Sealed $50)
Billy Joel: Kohuept (Sealed) – $35
Ge0rge Jones: Sings Hank Williams (Autographed) – $60
Journey: Frontiers – $39
Judas Priest: British Steel –¬† $50 / (Sealed – $60)
                        Defenders of the Faith Р$150
                         Hell Bent for Leather Р$50
                         Point of Entry Р$30
                         Rocka Rolla Р$65-$150 / (Sealed $150)
                         Sad Wings of Destiny Р$130
                         Sin After Sin (Sealed) Р$60

K

Kiss: Ace Frehley (Sealed) – $32-45

Kiss: Alive (Sealed) – $25-$50

Kiss: Alive II (Sealed) – $60

Kiss: Animalize (Record Club) – $123

Kiss Animalize (Sealed) – $203

Kiss: Dressed to Kiss (Sealed) – $25

Kiss: Dynasty (Sealed) – $46

Kiss: Gene Simmons (Sealed) – $45

Kiss: Hotter Than Hell  Р$27      (Sealed) $72

Kiss: Kiss – $30-$70

Kiss: No Kissin Time – $41

Kiss: Peter Criss (Sealed) – $60

Kiss: Rock N Roll Over – $35

Kiss: The Elder – $68

Kiss: The Originals (2 Tape Set) – $60-$280

Kiss: Unmasked – $40

Evel Knievel: Self-Titled – $53

The Knowbody Else: Self-Titled – (Sealed $50)

Kraftwerk: Autobahn (Sealed / Record Club) – $70

Kraftwerk: Radioactivity – $31

Kraftwerk: Ralph & Florian Р$40   (Sealed Р$60)

Kraftwerk: The Man Machine – $30

Kraftwerk: Trans-Europe Express – (Sealed $56)

Krokus: Hardware – $60

Krokus: The Blitz – $60

L

La Mafia: Electrifying – $30

La Mafia: Self-Titled – $30

Cyndi Lauper: She’s So Unusual (Record Club) – $50

Vicky Leandros: Dreams are Good Friends – $29

Led Zeppelin: Coda – $227

Led Zeppelin: Houses of the Holy – $25

Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin II – (Sealed – $52)

Led Zeppelin: III  Р$25 / (Canadian Version $30_

Led Zeppelin: Zoso (Sealed) – $50

John Lennon: Imagine (Sealed) – $66

John Lennon: Mind Games (Sealed) – $52

John Lennon: Sings All the Great Rock & Roll Hits – Roots – $673

John Lennon / Yoko Ono: Unfinished Music No. 1, Two Virgins

John Lennon: Walls and Bridges (Sealed) – $40

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Pronounced… – (Sealed $60)

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Second Helping (Sealed) – $30

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Street Survivors (Flame Label Sealed) – $50-100-$219

M

Madonna: Like a Virgin (Record Club) – $70-100

Madonna: True Blue – $50-$150

Malcolm X: Message to Grass Roots – $27

Phil Manzanera / 801: Live – (Sealed $25)

Bob Marley & Wailers: Babylon by Bus – $25

Bob Marley & Wailers: Exodus – $25-$30

Bob Marley & Wailers: Rastaman Vibration – $25

Paul McCartney: Band on the Run (Sealed) – $46

Paul McCartney: McCartney – (Sealed $25)

Paul McCartney: Red Rose Speedway – $26 / (Sealed – $34)

Paul McCartney: Wild Life – $31

John Cougar Mellencamp: Scarecrow (Sealed) – $40

Melvins: Live at Slims (Limited Edition) – $262

The Monkees: Best of the Monkees, 20th Anniversary – $55

The Monkees: Headquarters (w/ Case) – $89

The Monkees: More of the Monkees (Lear Jet Pak) – $215

The Monkees: Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd (w/ case) – $244

The Monkees: Self-Titled (Lear Jet Pak) – $65-215

Motley Crue: Shout at the Devil – $60 / (Sealed) $130

N

New York Dolls: Self-Titled – $256

New York Dolls: Too Much Too Soon – $35-$50

Night Ranger: Midnight Madness (Sealed) – $50

Nortronics Alignment Tape Cartridge – $100

O

Ozzy Osbourne: Bark at the Moon (1983) – $190-$301

Ozzy Osbourne: Blizzard of Oz – $40

Ozzy Osbourne: Diary of a Madman – $30-$166

Ozzy Osbourne: Speak of the Devil (Canadian Import) – $150

P

Tom Petty: Southern Accents – $42

Wilson Pickett: Best of – $30

Pink Floyd: A Collection of Dance Songs – $35

Pink Floyd: A Nice Pair – $40

Pink Floyd: Animals (UK) – $30 / (Sealed $70-105)

Pink Floyd: Animals (US) – $30

Pink Floyd: Atom Heart Mother – $29

Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon – $26-$40 / (Sealed – $77)

Pink Floyd: Obscured by Clouds – $30-$41

Pink Floyd: Saucerful of Secrets – $70

Pink Floyd: The Wall (Sealed) – $47-$80

Pink Floyd: The Wall – $25

Pink Floyd: Ummagumma (Sealed) – $73

Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here – $40 / (Sealed – $77)

The Police: Every Breath You Take (Sealed) – $41

The Police: Ghost in the Machine (Sealed) – $27

Elvis Presley: Blue Hawaii / Pot Luck (Lear Jet Pak w/ Case) – $245

Elvis Presley: Elvis for Everyone – (Sealed w/ cardboard pic sleeve – $70)

Elvis Presley: Elvis’ Gold Records – (In plastic case¬† $120)

Elvis Presley: Elvis’ Gold Records, Volume 4 – (w/ case – $89)

Elvis Presley: Frankie and Johnny (Sealed) – $260

Elvis Presley: His Hand in Mine – (In plastic case $51)

Elvis Presley: How Great Thou Art / His Hand in Mine – (w/ plastic case – $220) / (w/ cardboard pic sleeve – $76)

Elvis Presley: Sings Songs of Christmas – (w/ case $82)

The Pretty Things: S.F. Sorrow – $40

Prince: Around the World – $27

 

Q

Queen: A Night at the Opera – $42

Quiet Riot: Metal Health (Record Club) – $61

 

R

Rainbow: Difficult to Cure – $27

Rainbow: Down to Earth (Sealed) – $43

Rainbow (Ritchie Blackmore’s): Live on Stage – $29

Rainbow: Long Live Rock N Roll – (Sealed $25)

Rainbow: Rainbow Rising – $29

Ramones: Leave Home – (Sealed $25)

Ramones: Road to Ruin – $30

Ramones: Rocket to Russia – (Sealed $55)

Ramones: Self-Titled – $61

Red Rider: As Far as Siam – $25

Lou Reed: Metal Machine Music (Sealed / Quad) – $150

Riot: Fire Down Under – $80-$129

Rolling Stones: Dirty Work – (Sealed $57)

Rolling Stones: Exile on Main Street (Sealed) – $80

Rolling Stones: Exile on Main Street (UK) – $25

Rolling Stones: Let It Bleed (Sealed) – $40

Rolling Stones: Milestones (UK) – $25

Rolling Stones: Out of Our Heads – $25 / (Lear Jet Flat Pack $51)

Rolling Stones: Rock N’ Rolling Stones (UK) – $25

Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers (Import) – $50

Rolling Stones: Stones – $38

Rolling Stones: Their Satanic Majesties Request (Sealed) – $40

Rolling Stones: Through the Past Darkly – $38

The Runaways: Waitin’ for the Night – $40

Rush: 2112 (Sealed) – $43

Rush: Signals – $25 / (Sealed $52)

S

Savoy Brown: Blue Matter – $25

Scandal: Warrior – $25

Peter Schickele: The Wurst of P.D.Q. Bach (Quad) – $90

Scorpions: Blackout – $30
                     Love at First Sting Р$30-$50
                     Fly to the Rainbow Р$30
                      Taken by Force Р$60
Bob Seger System: Mongrel – $30
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man – $35

Sex Pistols: Never Mind the Bollocks – $28-31

Siouxsie & the Banshees: The Scream – $56

Sir Lord Baltimore: Self-Titled (Sealed) – $30

Frank Sinatra / Antonio Carlos Jobim: Sinatra Jobim – $4500-6000

Slade: Sladest – $32

Sparks: A Woofer in Tweeter’s Clothing (Sealed) – $30-$80

Patti Smith: Horses – $40

Bruce Springsteen: Born in the USA – $27-$36 / (Sealed – $65)

Bruce Springsteen: Greetings from Asbury Park (Sealed) – $65

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band “Live 1975-85” 3 8-Track tape Box Set 1986 Columbia 3A2 7767 – $103-$185

Ringo Starr: Blast from Your Past (Sealed) – $40

Ringo Starr: Goodnight Vienna (Sealed) – $45

Ringo Starr: Ringo (Sealed) – $55

Ringo Starr: Sentimental Journey (Sealed) – $77

Ringo Starr: Stop and Smell the Roses (Sealed) – $30

Jim Steinman: Bad for Good – (Sealed $25)

Stooges: Fun House – $150

Stooges: Self-Titled – $67-90-$138

Strawberry Alarm Clock: Good Morning Starshine – $25

Sugarhill Gang: Self-Titled – $700

Yma Sumac: Miracles – $45

Donna Summer: Once Upon a Time – (Sealed $25)

T

Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense – $76

Tammi Terrell: Irresistible (Sealed) Р$25

Television: Adventure – $23

Television: Marquee Moon – $23

Thin Lizzy: Self-Titled – $36

Thirteenth Floor Elevators: The Psychedelic Sounds of the Thirteenth Floor Elevators (Listed as sealed, actually factory reseal) – $400

Tommy Tutone: 2 – $30

U

U2: Rattle and Hum (Sealed) – $300

UFO: Mechanix – $30

UFO: Phenomenon – $25

Ultravox: Vienna – $207

V

Van Halen: 1984 (Record Club) – $37-$50

Van Halen: 5150 – $70

W

Bunny Wailer: Blackheart Man – $30

Tom Waits: Nighthawks at the Diner (Sealed) – $52

Elyse Weinberg: Elyse – $32

Bob Weir: Ace (Sealed) – $30

The Who: Tommy (Sealed) – $40

Wings: London Town (Sealed) – $33

Wings: Mars and Venus (Sealed) – $40

Wings: Wings Over America: (Sealed) – $47

Wire: 154 – $37

X

X

Y

Yardbirds: Live with Jimmy Page – $50

Yes: 90125 – $28

Z

Frank Zappa / Mother of Invention: Freak Out! – $62

Frank Zappa: Tinsel Town Rebellion – (Sealed $25)

Frank Zappa / Mothers: Uncle Meat – $50
ZZ Top: Afterburner – $28
                Deguello Р$30
                Eliminator (Sealed) Р$45
                First Album Р$30
                Rio Grande Mud (Sealed) Р30

 

Soundtracks

Dukes of Hazzard – $28
Easy Rider (Sealed) – $26
Vision Quest Soundtrack – $28

 Smokey & the Bandit Р$27

 

Car Demo Tapes

1966-67 Ford Thunderbird Car Demo Tape (PC8S 206) – $621

1966-67 Ford Family of Fine Music Demo Tape (PC8S 500) – $383

1966-67 A Family of Fine Music Ford Demo Tape (PC8S 203) – $280

1967-68 Music of the USA Chevy Demo Tape (PC8S 501) – $256

1968 Plymouth, Chrysler, Imperial Demo Tape – $83

1968 Pontiac Car Demo Tape – $45

1968-69 The Sound of Stereo Chrysler Car Demo Tape – $105

1969 Music of the USA Vol. II Chevy Demo Tape (PC8S 536) – $115-$256-$265

1969 AMC Car Demo Tape – $30

1970 Buick ’70 Presents The Happy Sound Demo Tape – $43

1970-71 Chevrolet Introduces Concert Sound Stereo Demo Tape – $150

1970-71 Pontiac The Surrounding Sound of Stereo (PC8S 553) Demo Tape – $65

1971 Oldsmobile Introductory Demo Tape – $50

1971 AMC Car Demo Tape – $30

1972 AMC Car Demo Tape – $30

1972 Pontiac Stereo 8 Track Sound for 1972 Car Demo Tape – $41

1974 Cadillac Across the Wide Country Car Demo Tape (Sealed) – $30

1975 AMC Car Demo Tape – $30

1976 Cadillac Contemporary Sound Car Demo Tape (Sealed) – $40

1977 Concert Sound Stereo GM Demo Tape – $100

American Motors Presents the American Sound Demo Tape (DPS2-0169) – $50

Oldsmobile Variety Concert in Stereo (No Cat #) – $383

Oldsmobile Variety Concert in Stereo (PC8S 503) – $305

 

 

 

Various Artists / Compilations

American Graffiti Volume 1 – $26

East Side Story Volume 7 – $33

East Side Story Volume 8 – $33

K-Tel: Masters of Metal – $125

Nuggets – $35

Smokey and the Bandit – $25

Steppin Out, Disco’s Greatest Hits – $41