2000 - Volume #24, Issue #2, Page #32[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Like The Sound Of Old Engines? Then This CD (Or Tape) Is For You
The brainchild of Paul Salow of Milan, Mich., "100 Years - The Sounds Of Farm Power In The U.S.", is a delight to listen to for anyone who gets a chill up their spine when they hear an old two banger come to life.
The high-quality recording is available in CD or on audiotape. A narrator announces each tractor before it starts up. Other than that, it's all sounds of tractors, recorded in clear, digital stereo.
Salow first got the idea for the recording a few years ago. But he didn't get going on the project until he saw a recording of car and motorcycle sounds come on the market.
Paul and his young son, Adam, spent more than a year travelling to county fairs, steam and antique tractors shows, and out to fields, gathering recordings. By the time he was done, he had more than 1,000 recordings.
In editing the recording, he tried to pick brands that he knew would interest the greatest number of people. Deere and IHC models represent nearly half of the models featured. You'll hear everything from a Waterloo Boy and a Rumley Oil Pull to a Deere 4020.
The CD's sell for $12 each. Cassette tapes sell for $10 each. Add $2 for S&H.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Paul Salow, Farm Sounds, Inc., Box 127, Milan, Mich. 48160 (ph 734-615-2286).
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