Irv Teibel Archive

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The Altered Nixon Speech

  • Release: 1973
  • Label: Syntonic Research
  • Catalog #: SRI 7004

Album Reviews

“Will this become a collector’s item?”

Parade, 10/21/73

“What’d I say: Through the magic of tape-editing, Syntonic Research, Inc., the concern that gave us the Environments series years ago (oceans, birds, dawn in New Jersey) has put out a recording that’s got Richard Nixon confessing to a major role in the Watergate follies”

Rolling Stone, 1973

“And tapes can be altered. Voices can be made to say something entirely different from what they really said. Time lapses, speech patterns, inflections — all can be taken care of. And Irv Teibel proves it with a 45-rpm-record his company (Synotonics [sic] Research Inc.,) put out about three weeks ago which has already sold 30,000 copies at $2.50 per”

Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, 9/26/73

“The 45-rpm disc on which these and similar statements are recorded, all in Mr. Nixon’s own voice, is selling so well that I had difficulty in buying a copy”

Daily Telegraph, 10/25/73

“‘I had prior knowledge of the Watergate break-in,’ says the voice of Richard Nixon on a record which was selling briskly in the United States last week. It sounds convincing but in fact is a hoax perpetrated by Irving Teibel, head of a New York recording company who produced the one-minute confession by editing a tape of one of the President’s TV speeches with the help of 140 splices”

The Sunday Times, 10/28/73

Track Listing

  • Side A: The Speech

  • Side B: Original Material