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White Hot Stamper

The Beatles
Revolver

  (Item #: beatlrevol_1709) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • A stunning copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on side two, Double Plus (A++) on side one
  • This pressing will show you the energy, clarity and bottom end weight you had no idea was even possible on Revolver
  • Here There and Everywhere and Tomorrow Never Knows are among the many Demo Quality songs here
  • "Even after Sgt. Pepper, Revolver stands as the ultimate modern pop album and it's still as emulated as it was upon its original release."
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Creedence Clearwater Revival
Green River

  (Item #: creedgreen_1709) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An excellent copy with Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end!
  • The overall sound is big and full yet still pretty clean and clear with plenty of energy and great bass
  • Features many of their best songs: Green River, Wrote a Song for Everyone, Bad Moon Rising, Lodi and plenty more
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: " CCR's third album Green River represents the full flower of their classic sound initially essayed on its predecessor, Bayou Country."
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Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin III

  (Item #: ledze3_1709_1) 

Our Price: $699.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side two and a Double Plus (A++) side one, this copy will lay waste to any pressing you've heard
  • Drop the needle on Since I've Been Loving You, turn it up good and loud and Zep will be right there between your speakers for the live concert of a lifetime
  • Immigrant Song, Celebration Day and Tangerine are among the tracks that have truly awesome Demo Disc sound - the vinyl's fairly quiet too
  • "...Led Zeppelin III provided the band with the necessary room to grow musically. While there are still a handful of metallic rockers, III is built on a folky, acoustic foundation that gives the music extra depth."
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The Beatles
White Album

  (Item #: beatlwhite_1709) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • A stunning sounding copy with a Triple Plus (A+++) side one and three other sides rating a Double Plus (A++) or better
  • Some of the most powerful and immersive Beatles sound you will ever hear -- you will be KNOCKED OUT
  • All four sides have stunning Demo Quality tracks including Dear Prudence, Blackbird, Yer Blues and Revolution
  • A 5 Star Album on Allmusic that is an absolute treasure on a Top Copy like this one
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Frank Sinatra
September Of My Years

  (Item #: sinatsepte_1709_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy was one of the best we played in our recent shootout
  • Both sides are exceptionally spacious and three-dimensional, as well as relaxed and full-bodied - just wonderful
  • A Demo Quality Tubey Magical disc, but it only sounds that way on the Blue Green original stereo pressings like this one
  • 5 stars on Allmusic ("One of Frank Sinatra's triumphs of the '60s") and Grammy Album of the Year for 1967
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Joe Cocker
Mad Dogs And Englishmen

  (Item #: cockemaddo_1709) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An outstanding copy with all four sides earning Double Plus (A++) grades
  • The overall sound is rich and tubey, with driving energy and most of the top end and clarity that's missing from many we played
  • What it most reminds me of is Ray Charles doing a choice set of modern pop classics, mixing it up by off-handedly throwing in a few hits of his own
  • "... its content was exciting, and its sound, a veritable definition of big-band rock with three dozen players working behind the singer, was unique." - 4 1/2 Stars
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Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery
The Dynamic Duo

  (Item #: smithdynam_1709) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two excellent Double Plus (A++) sides for this classic jazz collaboration - one of the better copies from our most recent shootout
  • Big, rich and lively throughout with very good presence, this is a fun album and an outstanding recording - thanks RVG!
  • About as quiet as we can find them, one of the reasons it's been years since we offered one - Mint Minus Minus
  • "The results are incendiary -- a near-ideal meeting of yin and yang." -- Allmusic, 5 stars
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Marty Robbins
Hawaii's Calling Me

  (Item #: robbihawai_1709_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side one and a side two that's very respectable in its own right, this copy has the rich, sweet, sound we love
  • This kind of Tubey Magical, tonally correct, spacious sound on this stereo 360 pressing is nothing less than a THRILL
  • The only other Robbins record that can hold a candle to this one is Gunfighter Ballads & Trail Songs
  • "Robbins performs beautifully, creating a breezy mood that marks one of pop music's better attempts at the genre."
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Frank Sinatra
All The Way

  (Item #: sinatallth_1709_1) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • This vintage '60s Capitol pressing did very well in our shootout, earning sonic grades of Double Plus (A++) or close to it on both sides
  • It has the all the Tubey Magic one could ask for, allowing Sinatra's rich baritone to work its magic on every phrase
  • This group of singles and B-sides was recorded from 1957 to 1960 and contain some of Sinatra's better-known songs arranged by Nelson Riddle
  • As you can well imagine, finding clean, scratch-free '60s Sinatra records like this one, in stereo no less, is no walk in the park
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Pink Floyd
Dark Side Of The Moon

  (Item #: pinkfdarks_1709_4) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • With two superb sounding Double Plus (A++) sides, this mindblowing recording is guaranteed to rock your world
  • The transparency, the clarity, the energy, the power - it's all here on these very special import pressings
  • Just listen to how clear the clocks are on Time, how breathy the vocals are on Breathe, how textured the synthesizers are and how silky the top end is from the beginning of the album all the way to the end
  • A Top 100 album (Top Ten actually) and Demo Disc to rival the greatest recordings of all time
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Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris
Trio

  (Item #: partotrio_1709) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • These two Double Plus (A++) sides are proof positive that Trio is a surprisingly well recorded album
  • Big, rich, smooth, and sweet, how did George Massenburg pull off this kind of analog sound in 1987?
  • We don't know, but we do know good sound when we hear it, and we heard exceptionally good sound on this copy
  • "...that rare example of an all-star collaborative effort that truly shows everyone involved to their best advantage, and it ranks with the best of all three headliners' work."
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Poco
Poco

  (Item #: poco_poco_1709) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side two and a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side one, this copy will be very hard to beat
  • This copy will show you the size, the space, the depth, the Tubey Magic - it has the freedom to get good and loud the right way
  • There are two Must Own Poco releases, including the first album - we think this is clearly the more interesting of the two
  • 4 stars in the AMG: "These songs represent the group's blend of country and rock at its finest and brightest."
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Janis Joplin
I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!

  (Item #: jopliigotd_1702x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent Double Plus (A++) copy on both sides - Janis is ROCKIN' here with sound that is a big step up over most
  • A good combination of openness and transparency, coupled with the richness and solidity of vintage analog
  • When Janis starts singing, watch out - her voice positively jumps out of the speakers
  • Features Try, one of Janis's All Time Classics -- and with these grades you can be sure it sounds positively amazing here
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
So Far

  (Item #: crosbsofar_1709) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it from beginning to end; we rarely have these on the site
  • Both sides are incredibly rich and full with a big bottom end, tons of energy and super present vocals
  • The two non-album tracks, Ohio and Find the Cost of Freedom, both sound fantastic here!
  • About as quiet as we can find them -- Mint Minus Minus throughout
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David Crosby
If I Could Only Remember My Name

  (Item #: crosbifico_1709) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side two and a side one that's close to it, this original pressing has some real Analog Magic in its grooves
  • TAS List and Top 100 - one of the best sounding rock records ever made - Stephen Barncard's engineering masterpiece
  • Finding copies this clean with sound this good is tough - most are noisy, and fewer still have the sonic goods like this one
  • "The songs range from brief snapshots of inspiration to the full-blown, rambling western epic "Cowboy Movie," and there are absolutely no false notes struck or missteps taken." - Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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Crosby / Nash
Whistling Down The Wire

  (Item #: crosbwhist_1709) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding original pressing, Double Plus (A++) or BETTER on both sides, with especially clear, breathy vocals
  • The pair's third and best album, with notably better sound than Wind on the Water as well as some of their strongest songwriting
  • Finding good sound on an album with two or more members of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, in any configuration, has never been easy
  • "The music has an urgent, almost raw feel, and it comes as no surprise to discover that most of the tracks were recorded "live" in the studio with very little overdubbing."
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Deja Vu

  (Item #: crosbdejav_1709) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A superb Big and Bold copy that earned seriously good sonic grades of Double Plus (A++) on both sides
  • The sound is HUGE -- lively, present and rich in a way that nothing you've heard can compete with
  • Unusually quiet vinyl for this album -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • One of our all time favorite albums at Better Records and one that almost never sounds THIS good
  • "A rich musical banquet for the most serious and personal listeners" - Allmusic 5 stars
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Super Hot Stamper

Steeleye Span
All Around My Hat

  (Item #: steelallar_1702x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side one and a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side two, this UK copy will be very hard to beat
  • The sound was bigger, fuller, cleaner and livelier than what we heard on almost all the other pressings we played
  • Incredible Tubey Magic on a killer copy like this one - only the best British pressings have the right sound
  • Steeleye Span's most famous album, a British Folk classic - even MoFi could hear how well recorded an album it was
  • Another superb recording by one of the All Time Engineering Greats, Geoff Emerick
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Steeleye Span
Commoners Crown

  (Item #: steelcommo_1709) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An excellent early British pressing, with bull-bodied and dynamic sound on both sides
  • The Tubey Magical Richness of this recording must be heard to be believed
  • Some of the best English Folk Rock Music ever recorded on analog tape - preserved on this lovely vinyl disc!
  • Allmusic gives it 4 1/2 stars: "Now a full-fledged rock group, competing with the likes of Jethro Tull and pumping out higher amperage than Fairport Convention, Steeleye engages in heavy riffing, savage attacks on their instruments, and generally kicks out the jams on this album."
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The Doors
L.A. Woman

  (Item #: doorslawom_1709_3) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • An outstanding copy of L.A. Woman, one of the better copies from our recent shootout and an album you rarely see on the site
  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from the first note to the last
  • Unusually quiet vinyl, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus - they don't come any quieter
  • 4 1/2 stars: "The seven-minute title track was a car-cruising classic that celebrated both the glamour and seediness of Los Angeles; the other long cut, the brooding, jazzy "Riders on the Storm," was the group at its most melodic and ominous."
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The Pentangle
The Pentangle

  (Item #: pentapentangle_1709_3) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this UK Transatlantic pressing was one of the better copies we played in our recent shootout
  • Both sides are amazingly rich, warm, sweet, and open - this is the sound you want for Pentangle
  • An incredible Demo Disc - this groundbreaking British Folk Rock is simply better sounding than we thought it could be
  • "Like Fairport Convention and the Incredible String Band, Pentangle specialized in updating British Isles' folk music... a dazzling debut and a must have for fans of English folk rock."
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Led Zeppelin
Presence

  (Item #: ledzeprese_1709_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Great Hot Stamper sound from start to finish -- you'll hear plenty of Zeppelin Rock and Roll energy on this copy
  • This is all the power, dynamics, whomp, and presence (pun only slightly intended) you could hope for
  • Featuring a stripped down, harder rock sound, Presence really benefits from the killer bottom end found on this pressing
  • "Presence has more majestic epics than its predecessor, opening with the surging, ten-minute Achilles Last Stand and closing with the meandering, nearly ten-minute Tea for One."
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White Hot Stamper

Bryan Ferry
Bete Noire

  (Item #: ferrybeten_1709) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • One of the best copies to ever hit the site - Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, Double Plus (A++) on side two
  • Both sides of this hit-packed 1987 Ferry UK pressing are big, rich and tubey - dramatically fuller than most of what we played
  • Kiss & Tell and The Right Stuff are two of the bigger bangers here, and they both sound the way they should - big and clear
  • Four Stars in AMG: "Bete Noire sparkles as the highlight of Ferry's post-Roxy solo career... Here, his trademark well-polished heartache strikes a fine balance between mysterious moodiness and dancefloor energy..."
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Fleetwood Mac
Black Magic Woman

  (Item #: fleetblack_1709) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound across all four sides - this copy really blew our minds
  • 2 LPs: Both the first album and English Rose complete - real master tapes, no dubbing necessary
  • More great Peter Green-era material with top quality sound than any other Mac album we know of
  • 4 1/2 Stars at Allmusic: "Green's always inspired playing, the capable (if erratic) songwriting, and the general panache of the band as a whole placed them leagues above the overcrowded field..."
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Dr. John
In The Right Place

  (Item #: drjohinthe_1709) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides for this Must Own Dr. John album
  • SURPRISINGLY GOOD SOUND - who knew how well recorded this album was? (Certainly not the audiophile press)
  • We don't know of any other Dr. John album with sound remotely as good, and the modern albums of his we've played were just awful
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Dr. John finally struck paydirt here and was certainly In the Right Place. With the hit single "Right Place Wrong Time" bounding up the charts, this fine collection saw many unaware listeners being initiated into New Orleans-style rock."
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The Byrds
Fifth Dimension

  (Item #: byrdsfifth_1703x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent copy with Double Plus (A++) grades from beginning to end - this is the right sound for this music
  • Both sides are full-bodied, clean, clear and open with wonderful Sixties Folk Rock energy to spare
  • Many of their classics are here: Eight Miles High, Hey Joe, 5D (Fifth Dimension), Wild Mountain Thyme, Mr. Spaceman and more
  • Allmusic gives it 4 1/2 stars and credits the original material as "some of the first and best psychedelic rock."
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The Byrds
Mr. Tambourine Man

  (Item #: byrdsmrtam_1709_1) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • An amazing 360 copy with both sides earning a Triple Plus (A+++) grade for sound or something very close to it
  • Big and spacious with a massive bottom end and a healthy dose of the Tubey Magical Richness these recordings absolutely need
  • Listen to how breathy Jim (later Roger) McGuinn's vocals are - his vocals are key to the better sounding Byrds records
  • 5 Stars: "One of the greatest debuts in the history of rock ... nothing less than a significant step in the evolution of rock & roll itself, demonstrating that intelligent lyrical content could be wedded to compelling electric guitar riffs and a solid backbeat."
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Paul McCartney
McCartney

  (Item #: mccarmccar_1709) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • This copy of McCartney's Masterpiece boasts two incredible sides with each rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it; fairly quiet vinyl too!
  • It's big, rich and full-bodied with a massive bottom end, lots of presence and the kind of spatiality that can fill your entire listening room
  • Record Collector highlighted "Every Night", "Junk" and "Maybe I'm Amazed" as songs that "still sound absolutely effortless and demonstrate the man's natural genius with a melody."
  • A Top 100 pick and Paul McCartney's One and Only Masterpiece - a Must Own when it sounds this good!
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The Pretenders
The Pretenders

  (Item #: preteprete_1709) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Insanely good sound throughout -- Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side, Double Plus (A++) on the second; we rarely have copies that rock the way this one does
  • The sound is clean, clear and lively with a massive bottom end and tons of presence - this is one of engineer Bill Price's better efforts behind the boards
  • Relatively quiet vinyl throughout this early UK pressing - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • Five Stars: "Few rock & roll records rock as hard or with as much originality as the Pretenders' eponymous debut album. A sleek, stylish fusion of Stonesy rock & roll, new wave pop, and pure punk aggression, Pretenders is teeming with sharp hooks and a viciously cool attitude."
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The Clash
London Calling

  (Item #: clashlondo_1709) 

Our Price: $649.99

  • Truly stunning sound, with all four sides rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it
  • This pressing gives you tons of energy, real presence, and huge weight and power down low that the music demands
  • A shockingly well-recorded album that comes to life with the combo of a great copy and a hi-res, full-range system
  • Five stars in the AMG: "A stunning statement of purpose and one of the greatest rock & roll albums ever recorded."
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Bad Company
Straight Shooter

  (Item #: badcostrai_1709) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Incredible sound on both sides with each rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it - size, clarity, balance, energy; it's all here
  • If you're playing this one good and loud you'll feel like you're in the room with the boys as they kick out the jams.
  • This is the right sound for this album - take it from us, it is not easy to find a copy that's this right
  • "Vocalist and songwriter Paul Rodgers wrote two acoustic-based rock ballads that would live on forever in the annals of great rock history: "Shooting Star" and the Grammy-winning "Feel Like Makin' Love" - Allmusic, 4 stars
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The Who
Tommy

  (Item #: who__tommy_1701x) 

Our Price: $599.99
Sale Price: $499.00 (You save $100.99 / 17%)


  • A killer UK copy with three of the sides rating Triple Plus (A+++) and the other not far behind - 11 out of a possible 12 pluses
  • Yes, Tommy makes the list - It's one of the Ten Most Tubey Magical Rock Recordings of All Time
  • You're going to be blown away by the rock-solid bottom end, the jumpin'-out-of-the-speakers presence, and the amazing dynamics of the recording
  • Add to all this that the vinyl is relatively quiet throughout, and this is truly a MONSTER of a copy
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The Faces
A Nod Is As Good As A Wink

  (Item #: facesanodi_1709) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • Triple Triple (A+++) - only the second Shootout Winner of the album to hit the site in years and it is a MONSTER
  • Rich and solid, yet open, spacious, and transparent -- nothing like the muddy, congested sound we heard all day
  • Quiet vinyl for a WB Green Label original - good luck finding one that plays this well (and sounds anything like this!)
  • Allmusic 5 stars: it "doesn't feel cobbled together and it serves up tremendous song after tremendous song."
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The Who
Tommy

  (Item #: who__tommy_1706x) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Consistent, outstanding sound for Tommy, with all four sides earning Double Plus (A++) sonic grades or close to it
  • Here's the rich, spacious, Tubey Magical, lively sound that brings the story of this deaf, dumb and blind boy to life
  • A truly incredible recording that is an out of this world immersive experience on a great copy like this
  • Top 100 of course, and the early British Track vinyl here is exceptionally quiet throughout
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Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Tarkus

  (Item #: emerstarku_1709) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • Triple Triple (A+++)! This shockingly good copy had shootout winning sound on BOTH SIDES
  • A monster of a copy, sure to blow the minds of audiophile ELP fans
  • This pressing delivers all the energy, all the texture, all the weight and then some!
  • "More accomplished than the trio's first album... a must-have" -- Allmusic
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The Beatles
Magical Mystery Tour

  (Item #: beatlmagic_1709) 

Our Price: $649.99

  • Incredible Triple Plus (A+++) sound from beginning to end; it's very rare that a Triple Triple copy hits the site
  • A stunning copy with some of the best Beatles sound money can buy - superb work from Ken Scott here
  • Demo Quality Sound for I Am The Walrus, Strawberry Fields Forever, Baby You're A Rich Man and more
  • You won't believe how powerful the sound is -- big, rich, open and lively beyond any expectations you may have
  • A Better Records Top 100 album and Psych Masterpiece that we fall in love with all over again after every shootout
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Paul Simon
Graceland

  (Item #: simongrace_1709_1) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Two exceptionally good sounding sides, both earning Double Plus (A++) grades, with real punch down low and clarity in the midrange
  • Fairly quiet vinyl throughout, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus - they don't come much quieter
  • This copy is guaranteed to trounce the well-reviewed but nevertheless awful Heavy Vinyl LP in every way or your money back
  • 5 stars "An enormously successful record, Graceland became the standard against which subsequent musical experiments by major artists were measured."
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Fleetwood Mac
Rumours

  (Item #: fleetrumou_1709) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An excellent sounding copy with both sides rating a solid Double Plus (A++) or better and on fairly quiet vinyl too!
  • Tubey Magical Analog - he sound is open, spacious and transparent, with a huge three-dimensional soundfield
  • When you hear it sound as good as it does here, you'll know why we consider Rumours a Better Records Top 100 Demo Disc
  • 5 stars: "Each tune, each phrase regains its raw, immediate emotional power—which is why Rumours touched a nerve upon its 1977 release, and has since transcended its era to be one of the greatest, most compelling pop albums of all time."
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Dire Straits
Brothers In Arms

  (Item #: diresbroth_1709_2) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This killer pressing gives you nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from start to finish; just shy of White Hot
  • Fully extended from top to bottom with a wide-open soundstage, for this music this is the right sound
  • Drop the needle on So Far Away -- it's airy, open, and spacious, yet incredibly rich and full-bodied
  • "One of their most focused and accomplished albums ... Dire Straits had never been so concise or pop-oriented, and it wore well on them." -- Allmusic, 4 stars
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Phil Manzanera
Diamond Head

  (Item #: manzadiamo_1709) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two stunning sides - Demo Disc quality sound barely begins to describe the size and power of this recording
  • Side two earned our top grade of Triple Plus (A+++) and side one rated a solid Double Plus (A++)
  • This album is an amazing SONIC BLOCKBUSTER, with sound that will positively leap out of your speakers.
  • A shockingly well-recorded album from the ultra-talented Rhett Davies - this is his Engineering Masterpiece
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Tower of Power
Back To Oakland

  (Item #: towerbackt_1709_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Killer Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side two backed with an excellent Double Plus (A++) side one
  • Only the second Triple Plus Shootout Winning copy to hit the site in years, on relatively quiet vinyl to boot
  • Incredibly rich, warm and dynamic with TONS of Tubey Magic and a big meaty bottom end
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Back to Oakland had tougher, funkier and better-produced cuts, stronger vocals from Lenny Williams, and included an excellent ballad in "Time Will Tell," and a rousing tempo in "Don't Change Horses (In the Middle of a Stream)."
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Neil Young
After The Gold Rush

  (Item #: youngafter_1709) 

Our Price: $549.99

  • A KILLER copy with a Triple Plus (A+++) side one and a Double Plus (A++) side two
  • Stunning classic rock sound: rich, full-bodied, warm, punchy, dynamic and clear
  • One of our favorite classic rock albums for music and sound, arguably Neil's best
  • Allmusic 5 Stars, A Top 100 title, and a Demo Disc that is guaranteed to knock your socks off
  • "It's a magnificent, style-setting album which saw the Canadian's elevation to rock hero. For those who like their emotion raw."
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Harry Nilsson
Aerial Ballet

  (Item #: nilssaeria_1709) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A wonderful Hot Stamper copy, with both sides getting most of what we like about the sound of the album right
  • A Must Own Harry Nilsson album - these sides are fairly open, clear and full-bodied
  • We're big Nilsson fans here at Better Records - play this record and you might become one too!
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "Harry Nilsson decided to pick up where he left off with his debut, offering another round of effervescent, devilishly clever pop, equal parts lite psychedelia, pretty ballads, and music hall cabaret."
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Cat Stevens
Catch Bull At Four

  (Item #: stevecatch_1709) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish, this UK pressing will be tough to beat
  • Rich, full, plenty of bottom end weight, more present and just plain more EXCITING than anything you've heard before
  • This one can show you the sweeter, tubier Midrange Magic that we love about Cat Stevens recordings
  • Many of Cat's best songs are here: Can't Keep It In, Angelsea, 18th Avenue, Freezing Steel and more
  • "Celebrated and adored for his sanguine lyrics and irresistible hooks, Cat Stevens was one of the rare singer-songwriters capable of composing genuinely optimistic songs that didn't leave a sappy residue in listeners' ears."
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Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel (2)

  (Item #: gabrigabr2_1703s) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A KILLER shootout winning UK copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides, on quiet vinyl too
  • The overall sound here is incredibly big and full with huge punchy bass and an energy level that's off the charts
  • Probably his most consistent recording, with the estimable Robert Fripp on guitar - some of his most innovative mainstream music
  • A 4 1/2 star: "...stunning slices of modern rock circa 1978, bubbling with synths, insistent rhythms, and polished processed guitars, all enclosed in a streamlined production that nevertheless sounds as large as a stadium."
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George Benson
White Rabbit

  (Item #: bensowhite_1709_1) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on side one with a side two that's close behind, this is an exceptional copy in most every way
  • Open and transparent with wonderfully full-bodied guitars, solid punchy bass and huge amounts of energy
  • Superb engineering by Rudy Van Gelder - features jazz legends Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, Airto, and more
  • "In this prime sample of the CTI idiom, everyone wins." -- Allmusic, 4 stars
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Dire Straits
Making Movies

  (Item #: diresmakin_super) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An exceptional pressing, with Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides, guaranteed to be a huge improvement over anything you've heard
  • Incredibly big, punchy, and full-bodied with excellent presence -- Mark Knopfler's leads really soar here
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Making Movies is helped by a new wave-tinged pop production, which actually helps Knopfler's jazzy inclinations take hold ... ranks among the band's finest work."
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Kansas
Point of Know Return

  (Item #: kansapoint_1610s_) 

Our Price: $99.99
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  • Both sides here rated a seriously good grade of Double Plus (A++) or close to it
  • Big and solid guitars and keyboards, with great bass and full vocals, this the way to hear the band
  • This pressing has a healthy dose of The Big Rock sound we love here at Better Records
  • "Their arrangements and time signatures more accurately reflect the music of Yes and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. "Paradox" and "The Spider" are both excellent examples of their progressive approach. ... their interplay and superior musicianship make this both an essential classic rock and progressive rock recording." AMG - 4 Stars
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Michael Jackson
Thriller

  (Item #: jacksthril_1709) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • The two INCREDIBLE sides here are guaranteed to make this the best sounding Thriller you have ever heard; Triple Plus (A+++) or very close to it throughout
  • The sound is HUGE - big, wide, deep, and open, with a punchy bottom end and rhythmic energy to spare
  • Billie Jean and Beat It sound out of this world, but that's not fair, since every track here is good enough to to blow your mind
  • "This was a record that had something for everybody, building on the basic blueprint of Off the Wall by adding harder funk, hard rock, softer ballads, and smoother soul — expanding the approach to have something for every audience." -- AMG 5 stars
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Barney Kessel
Barney Kessel Plays Carmen

  (Item #: kessebarne_1605x) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • Super Hot on side one - listen to all that room around the drums
  • Nearly Super Hot on side two with prodigious amounts of deep bass
  • Not the quietest copy - these original Contemporary pressings rarely are
  • Kessel and his good-sized group have a lot of fun with the wonderful themes of Bizet
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Coleman Hawkins
Hawk Eyes!

  (Item #: hawkihawke_1702x) 

Our Price: $139.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish and fairly quiet vinyl too
  • A wonderful ballad session from 1959 that has to be seen as yet another triumph for Rudy Van Gelder
  • Miles Davis once said: "When I heard Hawk, I learned to play ballads." He clearly learned that lesson well
  • "With such superior songs as "Through for the Night," "I Never Knew" and "La Rosita," in addition to long jams, plenty of fireworks occur during this frequently exciting session."
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Loggins & Messina
Mother Lode

  (Item #: loggimothe_1709) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this was one of the better copies we played in our recent shootout
  • A surprisingly well-recorded album - with Demo Disc quality sound - and a personal favorite from way back
  • I can't recall another pop or rock recording that captures either the plucked energy or the harmonic nuances of the mandolin better
  • Never a band to find favor with the critics, even Allmusic had to concede that the album was "Elegantly, tastefully accomplished."
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Bryan Ferry
The Bride Stripped Bare

  (Item #: ferrybride_1609x) 

Our Price: $89.99

  • A strong copy, with a Double Plus (A++) side two and a side one that's nearly as good
  • These two sides show us just what a monster rocker this album can be when it's mastered and pressed right
  • I'm a big fan of the record - it's as original and as moving as practically anything the man ever did
  • Bryan Ferry owned the '70s as much as David Bowie did; they're both artistic giants in my book
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Sonny Rollins
The Bridge

  (Item #: rollibridg_1709) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A superb sounding stereo copy of this Rollins classic: Triple Plus (A+++) or very close to it on both sides
  • The 1962 sound is wonderfully Tubey Magical, full-bodied and solid throughout, the bass note-like and clear
  • This is the kind of Demo Disc sound that Ray Hall was able to engineer with tubes back in 1962, and it's glorious to hear in 2017
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "The interplay between Rollins and Jim Hall [on guitar] is consistently impressive, making this a near-classic and a very successful comeback."
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Led Zeppelin
Presence

  (Item #: ledzeprese_1709) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • You'll hear massive amounts of Zeppelin Rock and Roll energy on this copy - both sides rate Double Plus (A++) or better
  • This is all the power, dynamics, whomp, and presence (pun only slightly intended) you could hope for
  • Featuring a stripped down, harder rock sound, Presence really benefits from the killer bottom end found on this pressing
  • "Presence has more majestic epics than its predecessor, opening with the surging, ten-minute Achilles Last Stand and closing with the meandering, nearly ten-minute Tea for One."
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Led Zeppelin
In Through The Out Door

  (Item #: ledzeinthr_1709) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This original copy has excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Both sides are rich and full yet still clean, clear and open, and above all, they ROCK
  • Fool In The Rain and All My Love are two of the best sounding tracks
  • "The album's opening number, "In the Evening," with its stomping rhythms and heavy, staggered riffs, suggests that Zeppelin haven't deviated from their course, but by the time the rolling shuffle of "South Bound Suarez" kicks into gear, it's apparent that they've regained their sense of humor."
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Deep Purple
Made In Japan

  (Item #: deeppmadei_1709) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • Get ready to rock -- this superb Top Copy earned ELEVEN pluses out of a possible twelve!!
  • A phenomenally well-recorded album that's a killer Demo Disc on an exceptional pressing like this
  • The sound is incredibly powerful and natural with amazing presence, energy and weight down low
  • Three Triple Plus (A+++) sides followed by a Double Plus side four -- you can't do much better than that!
  • Rolling Stone: "They've done countless shows since in countless permutations, but they've never sounded quite this perfect."
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Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin I

  (Item #: ledze1_1709_3) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A very impressive copy of Zep's amazing debut, rating Double Plus (A++) on both sides - this pressing will be very hard to beat
  • Arguably the biggest, clearest and most Tubey Magical Zeppelin album ever recorded, thanks to the engineering genius of Mr Glyn Johns
  • Just look at that track list - the lucky buyer of this copy will be hearing those songs come to life like never before
  • 5 stars Allmusic: "Taking the heavy, distorted electric blues of Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, and Cream to an extreme"
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The Mahavishnu Orchestra
Birds of Fire

  (Item #: mahavbirds_1709_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This British Import copy has excellent Double Plus (A++) sound throughout- it's so smooth and natural you can just turn up your volume and let it rock
  • The overall sounds here is big and bold with excellent bass - it's as powerful and captivating as the music itself
  • Relatively quiet vinyl throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • Clearly one of the All Time Greats in the world of Jazz/Rock, as well as the band's Masterpiece - 5 stars on Allmusic
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The Rolling Stones
Exile On Main Street

  (Item #: rolliexile_1709) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Exceptionally good sound (for this album) from start to finish - all sides earned Double Plus (A++) or very close to it
  • This is Exile raw and real the way it should be - full-bodied and punchy with great presence and energy
  • About as quiet a copy as we can find - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • 5 stars: "Few other albums, let alone double albums, have been so rich and masterful as Exile on Main St., and it stands not only as one of the Stones' best records, but sets a remarkably high standard for all of hard rock."
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The Rolling Stones
Let It Bleed

  (Item #: rolliletit_1709_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Two outstanding Double Plus (A++) sides - this copy ROCKS from start to finish
  • Love In Vain on a copy like this is one of the best sounding Rolling Stones songs of all time
  • The acoustic guitar sound and the rich whomp of the snare proves that Glyn Johns is one of the Greatest Engineers who ever lived
  • Top 100, 5 stars on Allmusic - Jason McNeil of PopMatters wrote that Beggars Banquet and Let It Bleed are "the two greatest albums the band’s (or anyone’s) ever made".
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The Rolling Stones
Tattoo You

  (Item #: rollitatto_1709) 

Our Price: $139.99

  • With a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side two and a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side one, this copy will be very hard to beat
  • Start Me Up and Waiting On A Friend are the two biggest bangers here and they both sound great
  • The sound is richer, bigger, clearer and just more energetic than any copy you've ever heard, guaranteed
  • 4 1/2 stars in the AMG: "Waiting on a Friend" and the vigorous rock & roll of the first side make Tattoo You an essential latter-day Stones album, ranking just a few notches below Some Girls."
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The Doobie Bros.
Takin’ It To The Streets

  (Item #: doobitakin_1709) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides, really bringing these great songs to life
  • Big and solid with tons of energy and presence, punchy bass and excellent clarity
  • With the awesome Michael McDonald contributing songs and vocals, this is the kind of Doobies album we can get behind
  • Credit must go to Donn Landee for the full-bodied, rich, smooth, oh-so-analog sound of the best pressings such as this one
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "...shows off the new interplay and sounds that were to carry the group into the 1980s, with gorgeous playing and singing all around."
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Led Zeppelin
Physical Graffiti

  (Item #: ledzephysi_1709_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This copy is outstanding on every side, earning Double Plus (A++) grades or very close to it and rockin' like crazy
  • Excellent sound for all of the album's best tracks: In My Time of Dying, Kashmir, Ten Years Gone, In The Light and The Rover
  • Here's the energy, presence, and sheer rock and roll power that lets this music come to life like you've never heard before
  • 5 stars Allmusic: "Captures the whole experience of Led Zeppelin at the top of their game better than any of their other albums."
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John Lennon
Imagine

  (Item #: lennoimagi_1709_1) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • A stunning sounding copy with a Triple Plus (A+++) side two and an excellent Double Plus (A++) side one
  • These killer UK pressings are rich, weighty and oh-so-tubey - it took us a long time to find stampers like these
  • Two of our favorite engineers worked their magic on this recording - our thanks to Eddie Offord and Shelly Yakus
  • "A remarkable collection of songs that Lennon would never be able to better again" -- Allmusic, 5 stars
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Paul McCartney & Wings
Band on the Run

  (Item #: mccarbando_1709) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • This McCartney classic has shootout winning sound, with a Triple Plus (A+++) side two and a Double Plus (A++) side one
  • Both sides are huge, open, rich and full-bodied -- they just don't get much better than this
  • Geoff Emerick engineered this Top 100 title -- it's an impressive recording when you can hear it right
  • Band on the Run, Jet, Bluebird, Mrs. Vandebilt, Let Me Roll It, Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five - so many great songs!
  • "McCartney's talent for songcraft and nuanced arrangements is in ample display throughout the record ... One of McCartney's finest solo efforts"
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Iron Butterfly
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

  (Item #: ironbinaga_1709) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides for the band's Magnum Opus, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
  • You won't believe how good this pressing sounds -- big and lively with plenty of presence
  • The title track is clean, open, full and solid, and the vocals aren't screechy (for once!)
  • 4 1/2 stars Allmusic: "The epitome of heavy psychedelic excess... the group's definitive album."
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Ry Cooder
Boomer's Story

  (Item #: coodeboome_1709) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy was one of the best we played in our recent shootout
  • The sound is richer and fuller with higher resolution that what we've heard on most other pressings
  • 4 Stars: "along with Cooder's consistently strong choice of material and brilliant guitar work, Boomer's Story -- less eccentric than his first, and less eclectic than Into the Purple Valley -- ranks among his best work."
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The Doobie Brothers
Toulouse Street

  (Item #: doobitoulo_1709) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An original Green Label pressing with seriously good Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides, this copy is really rockin'
  • Two of our favorite engineers - Stephen Barncard & Donn Landee - worked their magic here
  • Smooth sound, punchy in the bass, dynamic in the choruses, sweet vocals - this is The Better Records Sound
  • 4 stars in Allmusic: "...it all still sounds astonishingly bracing 30 years later; it's still a keeper, and one of the most inviting and alluring albums of its era."
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Jimmy Buffett
Changes In Latitudes...

  (Item #: buffechang_1709) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Side one has excellent sound, earning a Double Plus (A++) grade for sound, with side two close behind
  • Wonderful sound for this Jimmy Buffett classic, featuring his signature song, Margaritaville!
  • Even Allmusic can hear that this is an excellent recording: "...one reason Changes is his best record yet is simply the sound
  • Buffett's move from Don Gant, who produced his last four albums, to Norbert Putnam is a serious upgrade."
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Santana
Santana

  (Item #: santasant1_1709) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A 360 original pressings with two killer Double Plus (A++) sides - rich and relaxed with powerful guitar-fueled Latin Rock ENERGY
  • The drums have real snap to them - correct percussion is critical to this music and this copy delivers
  • A Must Own album, clearly their Masterpiece, and one of the truly groundbreaking debuts in rock history
  • "Santana combined Latin rhythms with jazz-inspired improvisation, hard-rock guitar and lyrical, B.B. King-style blues - and even had a hit single, "Evil Ways." Rolling Stone
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Average White Band
Average White Band

  (Item #: averaavera_1709) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An amazing copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on the second side, Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • Big, rich, and open - we guarantee you have never heard this album sound even remotely as good as this copy sounds
  • Pick Up The Pieces is rockin' like it should, finally, but really, there's not a weak track on the album
  • "AWB embraced soul and funk with so much conviction that it was clear this was anything but an "average" white band." 4 1/2 Stars
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The Doobie Brothers
Livin' On The Fault Line

  (Item #: doobilivin_1709s) 

Our Price: $99.99
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  • An excellent copy that earned Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides - it's big, rich and solid
  • The best songs here can hold their own with anything from Minute by Minute and Takin' It to the Streets
  • A sophisticated, soulful pop album from the Michael McDonald era with far too many great songs to list
  • Allmusic 4 stars: "Some of the most challenging and well-developed music of the band's career."
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The Doobie Brothers
Stampede

  (Item #: doobistamp_1709) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • With a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side one and a side two that's right up there with it, this copy has a lot going for it
  • Both sides are rich and full, with solid bass and excellent separation - thanks Donn Landee
  • Contains contributions from such guest musicians as Maria Muldaur, Ry Cooder, and Curtis Mayfield
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "Virtuoso soulful countrified rock of a gritty nature." What's not to like?
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The Doors
The Soft Parade

  (Item #: doorssoftp_1709_2) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side two and a Double Plus (A++) side one this copy is practically as good as it gets
  • The sound on this Gold Label pressing is incredibly powerful -- big, rich, full-bodied, present and lively
  • Great songs: Touch Me, Runnin' Blue, Wild Child and the amazingly trippy extended Soft Parade suite, here with Triple Plus sound!
  • A tragically underrated album and a killer recording, with Demo Quality sound on the best pressings
  • "Much like a true “parade” of an English fugue, the song morphs from Morrison’s a capella sermon-like intro to a Baroque ballad to a show tune-like section to the long rock outro, the music masterfully following the flowing, stream of consciousness lyric." Hell yeah!
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The Dixie Dregs
Dregs of the Earth

  (Item #: dixiedregs_1709) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this was one of the better copies we played in our recent shootout
  • Huge and spacious, fully extended in both directions, here's the kind of rich, Tubey Magical sound we cannot get enough of
  • The energy and clarity here are off the charts, with the size and power of a True Rock Jazz Fusion Demo Disc
  • Brilliant from start to finish, the only Dixie Dregs vinyl record with music and sound of this quality
  • A uniquely compelling fusion of virtuosic rock, jazz, country, prog and even classical music
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Led Zeppelin
Physical Graffiti

  (Item #: ledzephysi_1709) 

Our Price: $899.99

  • WHOA! A stunning copy with 11.5 pluses out of 12, including three off-the-charts Triple Plus (A+++) sides
  • Incredible sound for all of the album's best tracks: In My Time of Dying, Kashmir, Ten Years Gone, In The Light and The Rover
  • Here's the energy, presence, and sheer rock and roll power that lets this music come to life like you've never heard before
  • 5 stars Allmusic: "Captures the whole experience of Led Zeppelin at the top of their game better than any of their other albums."
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Donovan
In Concert

  (Item #: donovincon_1709) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy was one of the best we played in our recent shootout
  • A shockingly well recorded live set, so REAL and natural, with some of Donovan's best songs played with real feeling
  • This early Epic stereo pressing is the only way to hear the MIDRANGE MAGIC that’s missing from modern records
  • Allmusic 4 1/2 stars "The only album that comes close to having the flow of this concert was the studio recording of Van Morrison's Astral Weeks ... One of the great live albums of the '60s."
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Bob Dylan
Infidels

  (Item #: dylaninfid_1709) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) side one and an excellent Double Plus (A++) side two, this copy was one of the best we played in our recent shootout
  • Incredibly big and rich, with correct tonality from top to bottom, tons of bass and plenty of space, this copy sounded right to us
  • This original plays with surfaces as quiet as any we can find - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • 4 Stars: "... its writing is closer to Dylan's peak of the mid-'70s, and some of the songs here... are minor classics, capturing him reviving his sense of social consciousness and his gift for poetic, elegant love songs."
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Buckingham Nicks
Buckingham Nicks

  (Item #: buckibucki_1709) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • A wonderful Hot Stamper copy, with both sides getting most of what we like about the sound of the album right
  • The sound is warm, rich, and sweet - just like it is on the good copies of Fleetwood Mac's self-titled LP
  • The bass is deep, punchy, full up in the mix and correct, and there's plenty of it too - thanks Keith Olsen
  • "Crisp, ringing acoustic guitars and a bottom-heavy rhythm section (using the talents of Waddy Watchel, Jim Keltner, and Jerry Scheff) framed the pair's songs in a sound something akin to FM-ready folk-rock."
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Elvis Costello
Trust

  (Item #: costetrust_1709) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • With two sides rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or very close to it, this import pressing of Elvis's 1981 brilliant return to form simply could not be beat
  • The clarity and transparency here are superb, allowing you to appreciate subtleties in the high end even when the bass and drums are really POUNDING
  • 5 stars: "Arguably, their most impressive album... demonstrates all sides of Costello's songwriting and performing personality..."
  • "...this is rock and roll as eloquent, hard-hitting pop, and Elvis has turned into such a soul man that I no longer wish he'd change his name to George and go country."
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Peter Gabriel
Security

  (Item #: gabrisecur_1709) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Shockingly good sound throughout; Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • Gabriel's Masterpiece returns to the site with big, lively, rich, spacious sound - and some very PUNCHY drums
  • Turn this one up good and LOUD - it's the only way to get the massive drumming that drives this rhythmic music to do its job
  • "Security remains a powerful listen, one of the better records in Gabriel's catalog, proving that he is becoming a master of tone, style, and substance..." -- Allmusic
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Joni Mitchell
Wild Things Run Fast

  (Item #: mitchwildt_1709) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides, this copy has Joni rockin' like you will not believe
  • Her last great record - fortunately for us audiophiles it's spacious, open and powerful with present vocals and solid bass
  • Relatively quiet, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout - they don't come any quieter
  • "...her best album since the mid-'70s." and famously on the TAS List
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Kenny Burrell
God Bless The Child

  (Item #: burregodbl_1709) 

Our Price: $279.99

  • Amazing sound from start to finish on this Shootout Winning TRIPLE TRIPLE (A+++) copy
  • One of our favorite CTI albums, and surely one of the best sounding, especially on this pressing
  • Credit goes to RVG once again for the huge space that the superbly well recorded orchestra occupies
  • AMG raves "This is Burrell at his level best as a player to be sure, but also as a composer and as a bandleader. Magnificent."
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The Doors
Morrison Hotel

  (Item #: doorsmorri_1709) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A wonderful copy of this hard-rockin' Doors album, Double Plus (A++) from start to finish
  • Rich, big and full-bodied, with clarity and energy to spare, this is the way you want to hear the Doors' Blues Rock album
  • Pretty darn quiet vinyl throughout - I can't ever remember a copy playing quieter
  • Roadhouse Blues, Waiting For The Sun and Maggie McGill are KILLER on this pressing - you Doors fans are gonna flip
  • Circus Magazine praised it as "possibly the best album yet from the Doors" and "Good hard, evil rock, and one of the best albums released this decade."
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The Grateful Dead
American Beauty

  (Item #: grateameri_1709) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or very close to it on both sides -- clean, clear and open with excellent bass!
  • We haven't done this shootout since 2014 - man, are quiet copies of this album getting hard to find, and pricey too
  • This is one of Stephen Barncard's greatest recording achievements - the richness and clarity are really something here
  • 5 Stars All Music Guide, a Top 100 album - "American Beauty remains the Dead's studio masterpiece."
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Pink Floyd
Meddle

  (Item #: pinkfmeddl_1709) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A stunning copy, with a killer nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side one and a Double Plus (A++) side two
  • The sound is incredibly rich and Tubey Magical yet still open and transparent like nothing you've heard
  • A Top 100 album and Demo Disc on a par with Dark Side of the Moon, which is really saying something!
  • One of the quieter copies from our shootout — Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Pink Floyd were nothing if not masters of texture, and Meddle is one of their greatest excursions into little details, pointing the way to the measured brilliance of Dark Side of the Moon and the entire Roger Waters era."
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Bob Dylan
Desire

  (Item #: dylandesir_1709_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Two amazing sides for this 2-Pack, each rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or very close to it, huge and solid with tons of weight
  • Both sides are incredibly clean, clear and lively with lots of space around all of the instruments
  • Desire spent five weeks at Number One, mostly on the strength of the powerful and provocative "Hurricane"
  • Allmusic raves: "...one of his most fascinating records of the '70s and '80s -- more intriguing, lyrically and musically, than most of his latter-day affairs."
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The Moody Blues
Days of Future Passed

  (Item #: moodydayso_1709) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Two outstanding sides for The Moody Blues' Masterpiece, each rating a Double Plus (A++) or close to it
  • The sound is huge, rich and lively throughout - you need this kind of space for the orchestral parts to work
  • An Album Experience beyond practically anything that had come before (Sgt. Pepper excluded)
  • "Days of Future Passed became one of the defining documents of the blossoming psychedelic era, and one of the most enduringly popular albums of its era." - Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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Pink Floyd
The Final Cut

  (Item #: pinkffinal_1704x_) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An exceptionally impressive copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, Double Plus (A++) on side two
  • Big, open and three-dimensional with real analog richness - the kind that's hard to come by in 1983
  • A very tough Floyd album to find this kind of sound for, especially the exceptionally good side one
  • Allmusic: "This has the texture of classic Pink Floyd, somewhere between the brooding sections of The Wall and the monolithic menace of Animals"
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Joan Baez
Joan

  (Item #: baez_joan_1709) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A wonderful copy, Double Plus (A++) on both sides - plenty of pure, rich, sweet, Tubey Magical analog
  • If you are in the market for a natural sounding female vocal, this is an especially good one
  • Not a "pure" folk album - songs by The Beatles, Donovan, Paul Simon
  • Complex, tasteful orchestrations by Peter Schickele - Eleanor Rigby is a high point
  • "Several of these tracks - "Turquoise" with its gorgeous parts for the harps and the horns, "Children of Darkness" with its beautiful writing for the reeds, and "Saigon Bride" with its haunting brass part - are profoundly beautiful."
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Cat Stevens
Tea for the Tillerman

  (Item #: steveteafo_1709_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This outstanding pressing - The Pinnacle of Folk Rock from 1970 - earned very strong Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides
  • The emotional power of the songs is communicated completely - we can assure you the experience will be like playing the album for the first time
  • This pressing is ALIVE with musical energy and Tubey Magical Analog sound the likes of which you may never have experienced
  • 5 Stars on Allmusic, a stunning Demo Disc, and a permanent member of the Better Records Top 100
  • This LP plays exceptionally well, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus, about as quiet as any we've heard in a very long time
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Jimi Hendrix
Axis: Bold As Love

  (Item #: hendraxisb_1709) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • A STUNNING pressing: Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it on both sides - one of the best copies we've ever heard
  • Huge and present, rich and full, with the kind of weight and electrified energy this problematical album almost never has
  • Relatively quiet vinyl, playing Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on both sides - these imports are the only way to go
  • 5 stars: "...a solid collection of great tunes and great interactive playing between himself, Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell, and the recording studio itself. "
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Enya
Watermark

  (Item #: enya_water_1709_1) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • Two Double Plus (A++) sides give you an excellent pressing of this New Age masterpiece
  • The sound is super clear, open and natural with lots of texture and detail
  • Orinico Flow (aka Sail Away) is the big hit here and it sounds amazing on a copy like this one
  • 5 stars: "...the subtlety that characterizes her work at her best dominates Watermark, with the lovely title track, her multi-tracked voice gently swooping among the lead piano, and strings like a softly haunting ghost, as fine an example as any."
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Bruce Springsteen
Born In The U.S.A.

  (Item #: sprinborni_1709) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An amazing copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • Big, present and lively, with good weight to the bottom end, this is clearly the right sound for this music
  • Take our word for it - you'll have a devil of a time finding a copy that sounds as good as this one
  • Relatively quiet vinyl, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "... where Springsteen remembered that he was a rock & roll star, which is how a vastly increased public was happy to treat him."


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Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin II

  (Item #: ledze2_1709) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A very good sounding 5 digit Atlantic pressing with Hot Stamper sound on both sides - quiet vinyl too!
  • The sound here is clean, clear and open with very good bass and much of the energy found on the RL pressings
  • An obvious Better Records Rock & Pop Top 100 pick as one of the best - and best sounding - rock albums ever
  • It's VERY hard to find copies that play this well and sound this good. The RLs may be better but they're almost never this quiet and undistorted
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Elton John
Honky Chateau

  (Item #: john_honky_1709) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • An EXCELLENT sounding copy of this classic album rating a Double Plus (A++) on both sides
  • Surprisingly quiet at Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout - it's the rare British pressing that will play this well
  • Honky Chateau contains some of the most Tubey Magical High-Production-Value rock music ever recorded
  • 5 stars: "The most focused and accomplished set of songs Elton John and Bernie Taupin ever wrote ... It's one of the finest collections of mainstream singer/songwriter pop of the early '70s."
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Harry Nilsson
A Little Touch of Schmilsson

  (Item #: nilssalitt_1709) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end; this is a big step up over the average copy
  • Both sides are incredibly rich and full with excellent presence and lots of space around the instruments
  • One of our favorite Nilsson releases - it's The Ultimate latter-day standards album
  • A Better Records Rock and Pop Top 100 album
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Frank Sinatra
Strangers In The Night

  (Item #: sinatstran_1709) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound throughout, this Sinatra title surprised us with its DEMO DISC sound
  • Clearly one of the better sounding Reprise-era Sinatra pressings we have ever played
  • Credit must given to the extraordinarily inventive arrangements of Nelson Riddle and the All Tube engineering of Lee Herschberg
  • "Sinatra's singing is relaxed, confident, and surprisingly jazzy, as he plays with the melody of "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" and delivers a knockout punch with the assured, breathtaking "Summer Wind."
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Count Basie Meets Oscar Peterson
The Timekeepers

  (Item #: basietimek_1709) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • With excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish, this copy was one of the best we heard in our most recent shootout
  • Both sides here are big and rich with a big bottom end and plenty of energy and presence
  • Wonderful engineering from the legendary Val Valentin, the man behind some of the best sounding jazz records of all time
  • "... this quartet date features the two pianos of Oscar Peterson and Count Basie collaborating and interacting on swing standards and blues. Any of their five albums together are worth acquiring."
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