Hah! While we reminisce, I still have a National Geographic one that even has a cardboard sleeve, called Sounds of Space, which I should listen to again.
And as a teen I had the Mad Magazine song ”She got a Nose Job” (“It’s now turned up instead of hanging down…”) to the tune of Get a Job. I think.
Sounds like they had fun recording that one.
On Apr 20, 2015, at 6:32 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> These were called Evatone Soundsheets back in the day. I have the original demo kit that Evatone handed out at an AES meeting. It included a political promo speech by then governor Ronald Reagan, some various marketing records and a couple of generic pop tunes. Time-Life used these things widely, inserting them in magazines to sell such subscription series as "The Symphony," and "Legends of Jazz". There were also Evatone Soundsheets bound into World Book's Science Year annual. I have one about dog communications and one with whale or dolphin sound recordings. My cousin's high school chior put out a Christmas album on an Evatone Soundsheet. There was also one inserted in Audio Magazine to put sound to their 2-part series about the history of recorded sound.
> The Deerhoof book/soundsheet idea is fascinating. I wonder how feasible it would be today to have a book with bluetooth connectivity and an accompanying app for smartphones. When the page turned, different audio would play on the phone via bluetooth.
> -- Tom Fine