I guess you're not old enough to remember reel to reel or copying records to 8-track. Copying to 8-track was a chore with track changes in the middle of a song. The trick was to re-arrange the songs so you didn't have a track change in the middle of a song. It took skill. Recording anything from a record was time consuming. If you wanted the recording clean, you needed to clean the record 1st. I used to clean the record and then play it through once to rid the grooves of dirt. I would say by the time you did all of this, you earned a recording. --
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