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Jimmy Smith
Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf

  (Item #: smithwhosa_1705_) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side two and a superb Double Plus (A++) side one, this copy could not be beat
  • If you dig Oliver's Nelson's swingin' BIG BRASS as much as we do you are in for a treat with this stereo pressing
  • The best sides have the kind of analog richness, warmth and smoothness that make listening to records so involving
  • Slaughter On Tenth Avenue is the monster track leading off here, and it swings the way Walk on the Wild Side does - like crazy, man!
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The Eagles
One Of These Nights

  (Item #: eagleoneof_1705_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two strong Double Plus (A++) sides for an album that usually doesn't sound remotely this good
  • There's a level of presence and spaciousness here that is miles ahead of most we heard in our shootout.
  • Lyin' Eyes, Take It To The Limit and the title track all sound great on this copy
  • Allmusic 4 stars: "The culmination of the blend of rock, country, and folk styles the Eagles had been making since their start"
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Traffic
John Barleycorn Must Die

  (Item #: traffjohnb_1705) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy of this Traffic Classic with Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Both sides here are clean, clear, rich and full with tons of energy and bottom end weight
  • Arguably their best album in our opinion; certainly the most groundbreaking, original and involving
  • "...the band sounds utterly grounded. As the grooves percolate effortlessly along, it becomes clear that unity, not any technical skill, is what makes the music levitate."
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Supertramp
Crisis? What Crisis?

  (Item #: supercrisi_1705) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An excellent copy with Double Plus (A++) sound throughout and some of the best sound this band ever achieved
  • Layers of multi-tracked guitars, voices, keyboards, percussion instruments and more build up in the loudest and most dynamic passages
  • Engineered by Ken Scott, this is a Top Title in every way, a Forgotten Classic if there ever was one
  • "With Rick Davies showing off his talent on the keyboards, and Roger Hodgson's vocals soaring on almost every track, they managed to win back their earlier progressive audience while gaining new fans at the same time."
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Glenn Frey
Soul Searchin'

  (Item #: frey_souls_1705_) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side one and a Double Plus (A++) side two, this copy could not be beat
  • We were shocked to find out that this album actually sounds very analog - rich, smooth, sweet and natural
  • Elliot Scheiner (Royal Scam, Aja, Nightfly) produced and also did some engineering - he is to be commended for his excellent work here
  • "Though I left Detroit and went to California to cut my teeth on country-rock, I've remained obsessed with the music of my adolescence, the great soul hits of the 60's and early 70's."
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U2
October

  (Item #: u2___octob_1705_2) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • Excellent sound throughout with both sides rating a strong Double Plus (A++)
  • Both sides here are super rich and full with a punchy bottom end and plenty of energy and presence
  • Relatively quiet vinyl, with each side playing Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "... when U2 do marry the message, melody, and sound together, as on "Gloria," "I Threw a Brick Through a Window," and "I Fall Down," the results are thoroughly impressive." - All Music
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Eagles
Desperado

  (Item #: eagledespe_1705) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Wonderful throughout - both sides earned Double Plus (A++) grades for their big, bold sound
  • Clean, clear and dynamic, this copy has great bass and lots of space around all the guitars and voices
  • Play this against the average copy for a good laugh -- the differences will be anything but subtle
  • An excellent Glyn Johns recording (with TAS List credentials) that just kills on a copy like this
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl on side two, a true Mint Minus - that almost never happens!
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The Allman Brothers
... At Fillmore East

  (Item #: allmaatfil_1611s) 

Our Price: $199.99
Sale Price: $149.99 (You save $50.00 / 25%)


  • A big, hard-rockin' copy that rates seriously good grades of Double Plus (A++) or close to it on all four sides
  • A super transparent, super lively copy like this one really lets everything that's great about this music come through
  • The WHOMP factor here kicks up the excitement - it sets the foundation necessary for the extended guitar jams to work
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "The pinnacle of the Allmans and Southern rock at its most elastic, bluesy, and jazzy"
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Eagles
Eagles

  (Item #: eagleeagle_1705) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A truly killer pressing, with each side earning seriously good grades of Double Plus (A++) or better
  • You will be floored by the guitars exploding out from your speakers on Take It Easy
  • One of the Best Sounding Rock Records Ever Made, Glyn Johns' masterpiece
  • A Top 100 Tubey Magical Demo Disc that is guaranteed to blow your mind on a pressing like this
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The Beatles
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

  (Item #: beatlsgtpe_1705) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Our Hot Stamper British Parlophone pressing here has wonderful sound for this True Beatles Classic
  • It deftly balances Tubey Magical richness and fullness with transparency and clarity
  • This is a Pepper profoundly more correct and musical than any audiophile or heavy vinyl pressing
  • AMG 5 stars, Better Records Top 100, and an album that's still fresh and involving 40+ after its creation
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Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin IV

  (Item #: ledze4_1705_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • An outstanding Hard Rockin' Zep IV with excellent Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides
  • This copy is dramatically fuller and smoother than most, making it possible to get the volume up good and high where it belongs
  • Black Dog, Rock & Roll, Stairway, When the Levee Breaks and the rest - all sound better than you've ever heard them, guaranteed
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "Zeppelin fuse their majestic hard rock with a mystical, rural English folk that gives the record an epic scope."
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The Who
Who’s Next

  (Item #: who__whosn_1705) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This Decca original Colorband pressing is really rockin', with Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • Exceptionally rich, lively and present with a strong bottom, this is a great way to hear Who's Next
  • Talk about WHOMP -- here's the kind of record that will greatly reward a system with a killer bottom end
  • 5 stars in Allmusic, a Top 100 Title, and without question The Who's Rock Masterpiece
  • ...there's anger and sorrow, humor and regret, passion and tumult, all wrapped up in a blistering package where the rage is as affecting as the heartbreak."
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U2
The Unforgettable Fire

  (Item #: u2___unfor_1705_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from the first note to the last; we've only had a handful of these hit the site over the years
  • Both sides sound incredible -- super clean, clear and open with excellent bass and huge amounts of energy
  • Quiet vinyl throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on both sides
  • "... ranking among U2's very best music..." - All Music
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The Eagles
The Long Run

  (Item #: eaglethelo_1705) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A killer Top Copy that rates Triple Plus (A+++) on side one and Double Plus (A++) on side two
  • All the hits -- I Can't Tell You Why, Heartache Tonight, the title track -- sound great here
  • Both sides are big and full, solid and rich, WAY beyond what you'll find on most pressings
  • Believe me, the master tape must be AWESOME if the sound of some of the records we played is any indication
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Art Pepper
Meets The Rhythm Section

  (Item #: peppemeets_1612s) 

Our Price: $149.99
Sale Price: $99.00 (You save $50.99 / 34%)


  • Two outstanding sides, nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) - they don't get much better sounding than this, folks!
  • The stereo sound is clear and open with wonderful immediacy, and none of the bloated bass and murky mids of the originals
  • The vinyl has some issues, so those looking for copies in quiet playing condition may want to look elsewhere
  • Many consider this to be the best record Art Pepper ever made. It is truly "a diamond of recorded jazz history." Allmusic, 5 stars
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Roger Waters
The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking

  (Item #: waterprosa_1705) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Two incredibly good sides both rating a solid Double Plus (A++)
  • Both sides here are super big, full and dynamic with plenty of bottom end weight and energy
  • Only the second copy to hit the site in a few years, this is a tough one to come by
  • Allmusic, 4 stars: "...continues to showcase Waters' unprecedented knack of addressing his darkest thoughts and conceptions in a most extraordinary fashion."
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Frank Zappa
Cruising With Ruben & The Jets

  (Item #: zappacruis_1705) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An excellent copy with both sides rating a solid Double Plus (A++) or better
  • Both sides here are killing it -- big, full and solid with a big bottom end and tons of energy
  • It's a classic of twisted Doo-Wop that belongs in your collection. At least we think you should give it a chance anyway; hearing it sound this good might just make a believer out of you
  • The new CD - with its modernized sound and wrong-headed re-recorded rhythm tracks - is a bad joke next to the top original pressings
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Willie Nelson
Stardust

  (Item #: nelsostard_1705_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides of this exceptionally well-recorded album, this surely qualifies as a Demo Disc
  • From the first few moments of the title track you'll be blown away by the wonderful presence, transparency, and clarity
  • This copy is hi-res without sacrificing the Analog warmth that makes the recording so special
  • Allmusic 5 stars: "Stardust showcases Nelson's skills as a musician and his entire aesthetic — where there is nothing separating classic American musical forms, it can all be played together — perhaps better than any other album..."
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White Hot Stamper

Beethoven / Violin Concerto / Heifetz / Munch

  (Item #: beethvioli_1992_1705) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Presenting the best sounding recording of the Beethoven Violin Concerto we have ever played
  • With a shootout winning grade of Triple Plus (A++++) on side one and a strong Double Plus (A++) side two, no copy could beat it
  • Heifetz's violin is immediate, real and lively like no other - you are in the presence of greatness with this copy
  • The orchestra is wide, tall, spacious, rich and tubey, yet the dynamics and transparency are first rate
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Duke Ellington
Indigos

  (Item #: ellinindig_1705_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This 6-Eye pressing blew us away with its superb sounding romantic jazz, the kind that Ellington specialized in
  • Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides; one of the best copies we've heard in a long time
  • Reasonable surfaces for an old 6-Eye pressing - doubtful you could find one much quieter
  • If you like your jazz ballads performed with deep feeling and the utmost skill you will have a very hard time finding a better sounding album of them
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Eric Dolphy
Out To Lunch

  (Item #: dolphoutto_1705) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Only the second copy to hit the site in more than three years - this stereo pressing earned Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides
  • One of the top Blue Note titles for music and sound, and you will have a tough time finding another copy that sounds this good and plays this quietly
  • Bobby Hutcherson MURDERS on the vibes on this album - his groundbreaking work played back on a killer copy through a high-end stereo is nothing less than a THRILL
  • Allmusic calls it "Dolphy's magnum opus, an absolute pinnacle of avant-garde jazz in any form or era..."
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Willie Dixon
I Am The Blues

  (Item #: dixoniamth_1705) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This '70s pressing boasts two excellent sides, each rating Double Plus (A++) or close to it
  • Notably richer and livelier than most, with plenty of Tubey Magic and good weight down low
  • A longtime favorite of ours, with unusually good sound for a blues recording, even one from as late as 1970
  • Features updated versions of many Dixon Classics: Spoonful, Hoochie Coochie Man, I Can't Quit You Baby and more
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Donovan
In Concert

  (Item #: donovincon_1705_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Side one earned a strong Double Plus (A++) grade with side two not far behind
  • 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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David Bowie
Aladdin Sane

  (Item #: bowiealadd_1705_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Only the second copy to ever hit the site; this one is superb throughout with each side rating a Double Plus (A++)
  • Both sides here are big, bold and lively with deep punchy bass and excellent clarity
  • About as quiet as we can find them -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "... there's a wealth of classic material here..." - All Music
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Donovan
The Real Donovan

  (Item #: donovreald_1705) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, Double Plus (A++) on side two, superbly balanced and natural, a great way to hear these songs from '65 - '66
  • If more mono records sounded as big and open as this one we would totally be on board with the current movement towards One Channel
  • The Real Donovan is a compilation of singles, along with some tracks which have been sourced from the first two albums, and an EP, as well as a couple of b-sides
  • Catch the Wind and Colours are two of the better known songs here, but really, all these folkie songs are well written and performed with skill and feeling
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Mary Hopkin
Post Card

  (Item #: hopkipostc_1605x) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • A strong copy, rating Double Plus (A++) on side two and close to that on side one
  • The sound is big, open, and very rich; the vocals sound lovely
  • It's taken us close to ten years to find enough clean copies to do this shootout
  • Engineered by Ken Scott, Donovan's "Lord of the Reedy River" is simply amazing on this copy


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Alice Cooper
Billion Dollar Babies

  (Item #: coopebilli_1610s) 

Our Price: $249.99
Sale Price: $199.00 (You save $50.99 / 20%)


  • A killer copy with a Triple Plus (A+++) side two and a Double Plus (A++) side one
  • Way more open, present and balanced than most, with plenty of power and energy
  • Relatively quiet, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • 4 1/2 stars in Allmusic: "Song for song, Billion Dollar Babies is probably the original Alice Cooper group's finest and strongest ... It remains one of rock's all-time, quintessential classics."
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Sonny Rollins
On Impulse

  (Item #: rollionimp_1705_) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side two and a superb Double Plus (A++) side one, this copy could not be beat
  • As good as side one was, when we got around to side two we were knocked out by some of the best Sonny Rollins sax sound we've EVER heard
  • Side two was so much bigger, fuller and richer than the other side twos we heard, and his sax was really jumpin' out of the speakers
  • Allmusic 4 Stars: "This date is significant for the manner in which Rollins attacks five standards with a quartet that included pianist Ray Bryant, bassist Walter Booker and drummer Mickey Roker."
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Joni Mitchell
Miles of Aisles

  (Item #: mitchmiles_1610s) 

Our Price: $299.99
Sale Price: $249.00 (You save $50.99 / 17%)


  • A Top Copy, with sides one, two and three rating at or near Triple Plus (A+++) - this is as good as it gets, folks!
  • The sound here is exceptionally rich and warm with huge amounts of space and breathy presence on her vocals
  • Joni reworks all her material here, giving the songs new arrangements and making them sound fresh again
  • "It's a strong album of her best songs performed mostly informally... Much of the material here is beautiful, replete with the patented Mitchell tension. And a word for engineer Henry Lewy—the sound is terrific, the best reproduced concert album I've heard." Rolling Stone
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Illinois Jacquet
Bottoms Up

  (Item #: jacqubotto_1607x) 

Our Price: $199.99
Sale Price: $169.00 (You save $30.99 / 15%)


  • This is clearly the best sounding copy of Bottoms Up to ever hit the site - Double Plus (A++) on side one, Triple Plus (A+++)on side two!
  • Both sides played a True Mint Minus, which means this copy is not only exceptionally good sounding, but exceptionally quiet to boot
  • On side two this pressing showed us that the perfect balance of clarity and richness was possible, the only side that managed that feat
  • "Even in 1968 when the jazz avant-garde was becoming quite influential, tenor saxophonist Illinois Jacquet played in his own timeless style, performing in an idiom little changed during the previous 20 years."
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John Coltrane
Black Pearls

  (Item #: coltrblack_1605s_) 

Our Price: $299.99
Sale Price: $249.00 (You save $50.99 / 17%)


  • This superb 1958 stereo LP boasts two Triple Plus (A+++) sides - the sound of this copy simply cannot be beat
  • It's big, lively, tubey, present and very transparent - nothing we played could compete with it
  • A great Rudy Van Gelder recording that hits a new level on a copy like this
  • 4 stars on Allmusic: " captures Coltrane at the height of perfecting the intense volley that would garner the name 'sheets of sound.' "
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Dexter Gordon
Our Man In Peace

  (Item #: gordoourma_1705_) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Both sides here earned nearly Triple Plus grades (A++ to A+++) for their superb sound on this Gordon classic from 1963
  • The sound of the saxophone is so full-bodied and Tubey Magical you won't believe it - where is that sound today?
  • The top opens up nicely and there is plenty of space in the studio, giving all the players room to breathe
  • Allmusic 4 1/2 Stars: "Gordon is at the very top of his game here. His playing is crisp, tight, and full of playful fury. Powell, who at this stage of his life was almost continually plagued by personal problems, never sounded better than he does in this session."
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The Faces
A Nod Is As Good As A Wink

  (Item #: facesanodi_1705) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two Double Plus (A++) sides mean The Faces are rockin' their asses off on this copy
  • Punchy, solid and rich all the way through, with driving energy like nothing you've ever heard from the band
  • A wonderful Glyn Johns recording that really rocks - as a bonus, this is one of the quietest copies we've found lately
  • Allmusic 5 stars: it "doesn't feel cobbled together and it serves up tremendous song after tremendous song."
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Dire Straits
Love Over Gold

  (Item #: diresloveo_1705) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An excellent sounding copy with both sides rating a solid Double Plus (A++) or better
  • Both sides are clean, clear and open with deep punchy bass and plenty of energy and presence
  • Relatively quiet surfaces - it's very tough to find these vintage UK pressings any quieter
  • "Certainly a quantum leap from the organic R&B impressionism of the band's early LPs and the gripping short stories of Making Movies, Love Over Gold is an ambitious, sometimes difficult record that is exhilarating in its successes and, at the very least, fascinating in its indulgences." - Rolling Stone
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Eagles
Hotel California

  (Item #: eaglehotel_1705) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A superb copy with seriously good grades of A++ on both sides and very quiet vinyl (for this title!)
  • Demo Disc sound -- big and bold with super punchy drums and a fully extended top end
  • A Better Records Top 100 pick that's amazingly powerful on the better copies such as this one
  • "Hotel California unveiled what seemed almost like a whole new band" -- Allmusic, 5 stars
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Randy Newman
Sail Away

  (Item #: newmasaila_1705_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent sound throughout with each side rating a solid Double Plus (A++)
  • Both sides here are big, full and musical with deep punchy bass and most of the energy that's missing from the average copy
  • Probably our favorite Newman album considering both music and sonics (12 Songs being the main competition)
  • "One of Newman's finest works" -- Allmusic, 5 stars
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Otis Redding
The Dock of the Bay

  (Item #: reddidocko_1705) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An excellent copy of The Dock of the Bay -- Double Plus (A++) or better on both sides
  • A well-recorded album, with sound that's exceptionally big, rich and smooth yet still clean, clear and spacious
  • About as quiet as we can find them, Mint Minus Minus throughout - most copies we see are just wrecked
  • "...this is an impossible record not to love ... Cropper chose his tracks well, selecting some of the strongest and most unusual among the late singer's orphaned songs,,," -- All Music
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The Pretenders
The Pretenders

  (Item #: preteprete_1705_1) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish; this is best copy to hit the site in a long time
  • Both sides here are incredibly clean, clear and open with huge amounts of energy, space and detail
  • Relatively quiet vinyl throughout, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • Five Stars in the AMG and a surprisingly well recorded album
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Mike Oldfield
Tubular Bells

  (Item #: oldfitubul_1705) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • You'll find incredible Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides of this British Virgin LP - this one is doing everything right!
  • The space, the richness and the clarity all combine to make this a powerful listening experience
  • It's incredibly hard to find good sounding copies of this record - this is the first White Hot copy to hit the site in a long time
  • "[A]rguably the finest conglomeration of off-centered instruments concerted together to form a single unique piece. A variety of instruments are combined to create an excitable multitude of rhythms, tones, pitches, and harmonies that all fuse neatly into each other, resulting in an astounding plethora of music."


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Joni Mitchell
Court and Spark

  (Item #: mitchcourt_1705) 

Our Price: $549.99

  • TRIPLE TRIPLE (A+++) - just the third such copy to hit the site in the last four years. Unusually quiet vinyl to boot!
  • The sound is rich, warm and natural with wonderful transparency, ambience and loads of Tubey Magic
  • One of our very favorite Joni albums here at Better Records, and probably her Best Sounding Album
  • "[A] remarkably deft fusion of folk, pop, and jazz ... the music is smart, smooth, and assured from the first note to the last." - AMG 5 Stars
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Michael Jackson
Off The Wall

  (Item #: jacksoffth_1705) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • A stunning copy of this MJ classic with Triple Plus (A+++) sound from beginning to end
  • Both sides are huge and wonderfully musical with tons of space and energy; they don't get any better than this
  • We're constantly blown away by what a White Hot Stamper of this album can do -- what a recording!
  • MJ's best sounding recording - "This was a visionary album" -- Allmusic, 5 stars
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Talking Heads
Little Creatures

  (Item #: talkilittl_1612s) 

Our Price: $149.99
Sale Price: $119.00 (You save $30.99 / 21%)


  • A Killer Copy with two Double Plus (A++) sides - this is the BIG BEAT we love - what record from 1985 sounds better than Little Creatures?
  • Both sides are rockin' tracks like Stay Up Late and Road To Nowhere, And She Was, Give Me Back My Name and Creatures of Love
  • Surprisingly big, punchy and open sound for this '85 pop classic - a Top 100 album and longtime Better Records favorite
  • "Ear Candy ...a pop album, and an accomplished one, by a band that knew what it was doing. " - 4 1/2 stars
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Steely Dan
The Royal Scam

  (Item #: steelroyal_1705) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Both sides here came in at Triple Plus (A+++) or very close to it, making it a copy that just can't be beat
  • A killer White Hot copy of this hard-rockin' Steely Dan classic -- HERE is the right sound for this music
  • These incredible sides give you just what you need for this album -- rich, meaty sound with crazy energy
  • "The best songs on The Royal Scam... rank as genuine Steely Dan classics." -- Allmusic
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America
Homecoming

  (Item #: amerihomec_1705) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A stunning Top Copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides; only the second such copy we've found since early 2015
  • The sound is wonderful -- big and rich with excellent transparency and breathy vocals
  • Some of the most tubey, warm acoustic guitar sound you could ask for -- this is the sound of real analog!
  • Ventura Highway sounds amazing here, as does everything else; it's a Demo Disc for acoustic guitars and vocals
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Crosby / Nash
Graham Nash/ David Crosby

  (Item #: crosbgraha_1705) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Triple Triple! The best copy of this wonderfully well recorded album to hit the site in ages
  • Both A+++ sides are open, spacious and very tubey -- qualities that bring out the best in this music
  • The breathy, hi-res vocals are smooth and sweet here, not bright or grainy as on many copies
  • Four stars in Allmusic: "One of the most impressive side projects to arise from CSN."
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Tony Bennett
I Left My Heart In San Francisco

  (Item #: benneileft_1705) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Superb and magical like nothing you've heard - this killer copy is as about as HUGE and as REAL as it gets
  • This pressing gives Tony the sound he deserves, with side one rating a Triple Plus (A+++) and side two a solid Double Plus (A++)
  • Amazing music, plus brilliant engineering by Frank Laico at his favorite studio (and ours), Columbia 30th Street studios
  • Allmusic 5 Stars and the winner of two Grammy Awards in 1962 including Record of the Year
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Supertramp
Crime of the Century

  (Item #: supercrime_1705) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • A superb copy and killer Demo Disc to beat them all - Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • A HUGE and POWERFUL Ken Scott recording that's truly a BEAST on this brilliantly mastered A&M pressing
  • Clearly the band's Prog Rock Masterpiece, as well as a permanent member of our Rock & Pop Top 100
  • "...a huge leap forward for the group and their most consistent album outside of that 1979 masterwork, Breakfast in America."
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Bryan Ferry
Let's Stick Together

  (Item #: ferryletss_1705) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Our shootout winner for side two and only the second copy to hit the site in many years - Triple Plus (A+++) on side two, Double Plus (A++) on one
  • For material and sound I consider this to be the best of Bryan Ferrry's solo albums
  • The presence, bass, and dynamics are well above the competition - the sound is right in every way
  • Allmusic 4 Stars: "The title track itself scored Ferry a deserved British hit single, with great sax work from Chris Mercer and Mel Collins and a driving, full band performance. Ferry's delivery is one of his best, right down to the yelps, and the whole thing chugs with post-glam power."
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Al Dimeola
Elegant Gypsy

  (Item #: dimeoelega_1705) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • One of the best copies of this phenomenal Fusion Guitar Jazz Classic to ever hit the site
  • Side one here rates Triple Plus (A+++) with side two coming in at a solid Double Plus (A++)
  • Both sides are incredibly lively, full-bodied, open and present -- the sound is HUGE and WEIGHTY and it rocks
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "Generally an explosive affair, although it does have a fair amount of variety."
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The Moody Blues
On The Threshold Of A Dream

  (Item #: moodyonthe_1705) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A stunning Top Copy with two incredible sides -- you won't believe all the Tubey Magic on this one!
  • Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it throughout, this is one of their best albums for both music and sound
  • This pressing is cleaner, clearer, richer, sweeter, and more present that you could have imagined in your wildest dreams
  • "... [I]n 1969 this was envelope-ripping, genre-busting music, scaling established boundaries into unknown territory, not only "outside the box" but outside of any musical box that had been conceived at that moment..." -- Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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Frank Zappa
Apostrophe (')

  (Item #: zappaapost_1705) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A Top Copy, with a Triple Plus (A+++) side one and a Double Plus (A++) side two
  • The sound is dramatically bigger, richer and smoother than on the typical pressing
  • A surprisingly impressive recording when you get your hands on a copy like this with The Real Sound
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic and Zappa's only album to crack the Top Ten
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Buckingham Nicks
Buckingham Nicks

  (Item #: buckibucki_1610x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A wonderful Super Hot Stamper with Double Plus (A++) quality on both sides
  • The sound is warm, rich, and sweet - just like it is on the best copies of Fleetwood Mac's self-titled LP
  • The bass is deep, punchy, full up in the mix and correct, and 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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Neil Young
On The Beach

  (Item #: youngonthe_1701x) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • A KILLER Top Copy, Triple Plus (A+++) on side two and Double Plus (A++) on side one
  • The sound here is incredibly big, full and lively with huge amounts of presence and bottom end weight
  • Relatively quiet, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on both sides
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "Savage and ultimately triumphant."
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Neil Young
Live Rust

  (Item #: youngliver_1705) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • HUGE and powerful live Neil Young in concert sound -- Double Plus (A++) or better on all four sides
  • Not many recordings, live or otherwise, give you this kind of unvarnished, front-row experience
  • This KILLER live set, the ultimate Neil Young acoustic and electric concert collection, combines brilliant early material (After the Gold Rush) with wonderful later songs such as the amazing "My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)" and Hey Hey, My My and Tonight's the Night
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic, just check the tracklisting and get ready to hear these NY classics come to life
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
4 Way Street

  (Item #: crosb4ways_1609x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Consistent, outstanding sound for 4 Way Street, with all four sides earning Double Plus (A++) grades and playing fairly quietly
  • If you want to hear Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young rock out live in your listening room, this is the pressing that will let you do it
  • Bill Halverson did a great job but you have to work your tail off to find a copy that does his brilliant engineering justice. Sad, isn't it?
  • Rolling Stone raves that "Crosby, Stills. Nash, and Young are all performers of unquestionable talent, and mostly because they stay out of each others' way, 4 Way Street must surely be their best album to date."
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Little Feat
Waiting For Columbus

  (Item #: littlwaiti_1610x) 

Our Price: $139.99

  • Hot Stampers averaging Double Plus (A++) sonic grades mean this domestic original pressing is both exciting and musical
  • Fat Man In A Bathtub here is out of this world, but you could easily say that about a dozen or more of the tracks on this double album
  • One of our all time favorite live recordings - one of the top Little Feat albums too, if not their single best release
  • "[R]ich performances that prove Little Feat were one of the great live bands of their time." -- AMG 4 1/2 stars
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The Beatles
Help!

  (Item #: beatlhelp_1609x) 

Our Price: $59.99

  • This copy offers excellent sound for all 14 songs - a very good sounding British Help! indeed
  • The energy, presence and clarity on this copy are way beyond compare
  • If you were as disappointed as we were by the new Stereo and Mono Heavy Vinyl, try the real thing on Parlophone
  • You know side one, but most of the songs on side two are classics as well: Act Naturally, It’s Only Love, You Like Me Too Much, Tell Me What You See, I’ve Just Seen a Face and -- wait for it -- Yesterday (!)
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Peter Frampton
Frampton Comes Alive

  (Item #: frampframp_1611x) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • WHOA -- the first copy to ever hit the site with TRIPLE PLUS (A+++) SOUND on all four sides!
  • Shootout Winning sound from start to finish means the guitar solos soar the way they do live -- now THAT is what we want from this music
  • All four sides went way beyond our expectations, with the kind of size and live rock energy we didn't even know was possible
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic, who agree with us that many tracks here are "much more inspired, confident, and hard-hitting than the studio versions."
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The Cars
Candy-O

  (Item #: cars_candy_1611x) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A knockout Triple Triple copy - BIG and BOLD A+++ sound on BOTH sides, you won't believe it!
  • The best sound you'll ever hear for this album -- big, punchy, dynamic, solid and lively, right from Let's Go
  • A Better Records Favorite for one very simple reason: Candy-O has got The BIG ROCK SOUND we love
  • AMG raves it's "...another smash album that solidified the band's standing as one of the most promising new bands of the late '70s."
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Neil Young
Comes A Time

  (Item #: youngcomes_1611x) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on the first, Double Plus (A++) on the second, killer from start to finish
  • Drop the needle on Comes A Time or Look Out For My Love and hear how rich and warm the sound is - wow
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "Comes a Time finally was the Neil Young album for the millions of fans who had loved Harvest"
  • A Top 100 title because the best copies of Comes a Time are right up there with the best recordings in Neil's catalog. That's saying a lot
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Paul McCartney
McCartney

  (Item #: mccarmccar_1705_2) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This copy of McCartney's Masterpiece boasts excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • It's big, rich and full with tons of energy, a nice open top end and deep punchy bass
  • 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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Electric Light Orchestra
Discovery

  (Item #: electdisco_1705_1) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • An excellent copy with strong Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • The overall sound here is incredibly big and bold with huge amounts of energy, a big bottom end and plenty of top end extension
  • Relatively quiet vinyl throughout with both sides playing Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "Electric Light Orchestra continued on their winning Top 40 ways with the release of Discovery." - All Music
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Eagles
Eagles

  (Item #: eagleeagle_1705s) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • Both of these Hot Stamper sides have a healthy dose of the Tubey Magical Country Rock sound The Eagles wanted you to hear
  • These early pressings are clearly made from the British Master Tapes - the sound is so present, lively and real
  • One of the Best Sounding Rock Records Ever Made, Glyn Johns' masterpiece and a Demo Disc for Tubey Magical Guitar sound
  • A Top 100 disc that delivers top sound for songs like Take It Easy, Witchy Woman, Early Bird, Peaceful Easy Feeling and more
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Cat Stevens
Tea for the Tillerman

  (Item #: steveteafo_1705) 

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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Freddie Hubbard
The Body & The Soul

  (Item #: hubbabodya_1705_) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side one and a superb Double Plus (A++) side two this copy could not be beat
  • Big, open, clear, with space and three-dimensionality that modern pressings can only dream of, this copy was hard to fault
  • With so many instruments to deal with the mastering and pressing have to be stellar, and here they are
  • Allmusic 4 Stars: "Utilizing a septet, 16-piece big band, and orchestra plus strings to play concise, tight tunes, Shorter provides the backdrop to employ Hubbard's bold toned trumpet and all of its devices in a full display of his powerful melodic talents."
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Pink Floyd
Dark Side Of The Moon

  (Item #: pinkfdarks_1705) 

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 Better Records Rock and Pop Top 100 album (Top Ten actually) and Demo Disc to beat them all
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Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Swings Lightly

  (Item #: fitzgella_swings_1705_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side two and a Double Plus (A++) side one, this copy could not be beat
  • Exceptionally lovely All Tube sound from 1958, with a huge, rich orchestra conducted by our man, Marty Paich
  • Grammy Award for Best Improvised Jazz Solo - these were the days when Ella was on top of the world
  • "The bright, sunny optimism of Fitzgerald’s style comes through in several tracks, including Frank Loesser’s “If I Were a Bell” (which also includes several remarkable variations on the melody), and “Teardrops From My Eyes” (which alternates between rock and jazz beats—not a big leap back then!)"
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Nat King Cole
My Fair Lady

  (Item #: cole_myfai_1705_) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This copy has nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on both sides, the best to ever hit the site
  • Talk about Tubey Magical, rich, warm, sweet, smooth sounding vocals, this early Capitol pressing from 1963 had got 'em
  • A few condition issues can be heard on side one so those looking for especially quiet pressings should probably pass on this one
  • "Cole enthusiastically performs 11 songs from My Fair Lady, and not only sings the tunes, but in a few cases has spoken monologues in which he acts out the parts of Henry Higgins and Alfred Doolittle."
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Paul Quinichette
On The Sunny Side

  (Item #: quinionthe_1705) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Both sides of this long out of print OJC title boast lively, big and clear Double Plus (A++) sound quality
  • With three saxophones and a trombone, this is a fresh combination that really brings out the best in all the players during this Prestige jam session, a format for which they are justly famous
  • I raved about this album when it was in print many years ago - it's solidly swinging jazz that belong in your collection
  • Allmusic 4 Stars: "Waldron's three originals (highlighted by "Cool-Lypso") allow plenty of room for swinging, and Quinichette (who also performs "On the Sunny Side of the Street") sounds comfortable interacting with the younger musicians. An enjoyable and underrated release."
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Red Mitchell Quartet
Red Mitchell Quartet

  (Item #: mitchredmi_1705_) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side one and a superb Double Plus (A++) side two, this copy could not be beat
  • This Better Records favorite has some of the best upright bass reproduction we've ever heard - top quality West Coast Jazz too
  • Impeccable All Tube engineering by Roy Dunann in the store room of Contemporary Records, 1957 (sixty years ago!)
  • Allmusic 4 Stars: "Easily recommended to collectors of straight-ahead jazz."
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Willie Nelson
Stardust

  (Item #: nelsostard_1705) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Absolutely stunning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides of this exceptionally well-recorded album, this surely qualifies as a Demo Disc
  • From the first few moments of the title track you'll be blown away by the wonderful presence, transparency, and clarity
  • This copy is hi-res without sacrificing the Analog warmth that makes the recording so special
  • Allmusic 5 stars: "Stardust showcases Nelson's skills as a musician and his entire aesthetic — where there is nothing separating classic American musical forms, it can all be played together — perhaps better than any other album..."
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U2
The Unforgettable Fire

  (Item #: u2___unfor_1705) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Only the second Triple Triple (A+++) copy to ever hit the site and boy does it have some KILLER sound
  • Both sides sound incredible -- richer and fuller than every other copy we played with tons of Tubey Magic and big punchy bass
  • Quiet vinyl throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on both sides
  • "... ranking among U2's very best music..." - All Music
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David Bowie
Pin-Ups

  (Item #: bowiepinup_1609x_) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • For the first time ever on our site, here's a Triple Triple (A+++) pressing of this Classic Bowie album from 1973
  • Both Triple Plus (A+++) sides are huge, clear and rich with phenomenal amounts of Tubey Magic, thanks to Ken Scott
  • A really fun listen, with Bowie running through covers of his favorite 60s hits in true Demo Disc sound
  • Turns out he's a great interpreter, turning in passionate versions of songs by The Who, Pink Floyd, The Yardbirds and more
  • He brings a fresh perspective to this material, just as Bryan Ferry did so brilliantly on his first two solo albums
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The Eagles
One Of These Nights

  (Item #: eagleoneof_1705) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • An incredible copy, Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • This one is doing it right: super rich and full, huge punchy bass, a nice extended top and a huge three-dimensional soundfield
  • Lyin' Eyes and Take It To The Limit sound out of this world on this copy
  • Allmusic 4 stars: "The culmination of the blend of rock, country, and folk styles the Eagles had been making since their start"
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Deep Purple
Made In Japan

  (Item #: deeppmadei_1705) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • Get ready to rock -- this STUNNING Top Copy earned 11.5 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 to Triple (A++ to A+++) 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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Roxy Music
For Your Pleasure

  (Item #: roxymforyo_1705) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Out of this world Triple Triple (A+++) sound on side one backed with an excellent Double Plus (A++) side two - sure to be one of the best Roxy Music records you'll ever hear
  • Both of these sides are unbelievably rich and Tubey Magical - Roxy just does not get any better than this!
  • We've been working on this shootout for over ten years - this is one of the best copies we have to show for the effort
  • AMG 5 Stars: "...another extraordinary record from Roxy Music, one that demonstrates even more clearly than the debut how avant-garde ideas can flourish in a pop setting."
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Bloomfield-Kooper-Stills
Super Session

  (Item #: bloomsuper_1611x) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A killer copy, the first to hit the site in years - turn this one up good and loud and get ready to ROCK
  • Side one earned a Double Plus (A++) while side two impressed enough to earn our top Triple Plus (A+++) grade
  • Both sides are incredibly rich and full with great energy and huge amounts of studio space - qualities that bring out the best in this music
  • Season of the Witch on a Triple Plus side two? You won't believe how BIG and BOLD the sound gets on this copy
  • "This is one of those albums that seems to get better with age... This is a super session indeed. "
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June Christy
The Intimate Miss Christy

  (Item #: chrisintim_1705_) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With two Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning sides, this original MONO copy simply could not be beat
  • If you want to hear a living, breathing June Christy in an intimate setting, this mono is the only way to go
  • The vinyl has some issues, so those looking for copies in quiet playing condition may want to look elsewhere
  • "The Intimate Miss Christy is a special treat for her fans as it finds the cool blonde singer backed only by Al Viola's guitar and Don Bagley's bass (though a flutist sits in on a few tracks)."
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Lee Konitz
Lee Konitz With Warne Marsh

  (Item #: konitwithw_1609x) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides — full-bodied and natural
  • The 1955 mono sound by Tom Dowd is superb - the horns are very lively!
  • The All Tube Mono sound is as present, clear, full and rich as can be
  • "Their long melodic lines and unusual tones caused them to stand out from the crowd."-- Allmusic


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Laurindo Almeida
Virtuoso Guitar

  (Item #: almeivirtu_1705) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound for both the Jazz and Classical sides; it's not too often these hit the site
  • Both sides are rich, warm and musical with lots of Tubey Magic and a huge bottom end
  • It has the kind of sound I prefer, with none of the razor sharpness that you get on some direct discs
  • This is the best Almeida album I know of and probably the best Crystal Clear title.


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Jackson Browne
For Everyman

  (Item #: brownforev_1705) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • An excellent copy of JB's sophomore effort, with wonderful Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • Rich, smooth and musical, with plenty of bottom end weight, this is the way you want to hear it
  • David Lindley joins the band, and talented helpers include Bonnie Raitt, Glen Frey, David Crosby, Elton John and Joni Mitchell
  • "His work is a unique fusion of West Coast casualness and East Coast paranoia, easygoing slang and painstaking precision, child's-eye romanticizing and adult's-eye acceptance... Brilliantly conceived, incomparably immediate, For Everyman truly earns its title." Rolling Stone
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John Mayall with Eric Clapton
Blues Breakers

  (Item #: mayalblues_1705) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This British Decca copy of what is surely John Mayall's best album offers Hot Stamper sound on both sides
  • Clean, clear, big and lively with great bass and most of the energy that's missing from the average copy
  • The import vinyl on this pressing is about as quiet as we ever expect to find for this album
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "Bluesbreakers was Eric Clapton's first fully realized album as a blues guitarist -- more than that, it was a seminal blues album of the 1960s, perhaps the best British blues album ever cut, and the best LP ever recorded by John Mayall's Bluesbreakers."
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Renaissance
Renaissance

  (Item #: renairenai_1705) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A killer copy and the first to hit the sit in three years - Double Plus (A++) or better on both sides
  • The overall sound here rich, smooth and Tubey Magical with huge amounts of energy and presence
  • This is an outstanding recording. And why shouldn't it be? It's engineered by Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin II and many more)
  • "The original group's debut album was a then-groundbreaking meld of progressive rock with classical and jazz influences..." - All Music
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Miles Davis
"Four" & More

  (Item #: davisfoura_1705) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Off the charts "Triple Triple" sound for this classic Miles Davis Live album - both sides earned our top grade of A+++
  • This copy was clearer, bigger and just more REAL sounding than any other we played - you are there!
  • The brilliant engineering of Fred Plaut (Kind of Blue) is surely the reason this album sounds so amazingly vivid and lifelike
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Highly recommended and rather exciting music, it's one of the last times Davis would be documented playing a full set of standards."
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Mike Oldfield
Tubular Bells

  (Item #: oldfitubul_1610x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find superb A++ sound on both sides of this British Virgin LP - it's huge and tubey
  • The space, the richness and the clarity all combine to make this a powerful listening experience
  • It's incredibly hard to find good sounding copies of this record - this is the first to hit the site in 4 years!
  • "[A]rguably the finest conglomeration of off-centered instruments concerted together to form a single unique piece. A variety of instruments are combined to create an excitable multitude of rhythms, tones, pitches, and harmonies that all fuse neatly into each other, resulting in an astounding plethora of music."


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Bad Company
Run With The Pack

  (Item #: badcorunwi_1705) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Strong Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides make this an unusually hard rockin' copy
  • Clean and present, with clear and open sound; the vocals really jump out!
  • The sound is dramatically fuller and more solid than most - qualities you NEED for Bad Company
  • "The wildly successful Run With The Pack in 1976 was the band’s third consecutive platinum seller, fueled by the infectious Top 20 single success of the Coasters’ classic “Youngblood.” "
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The Lovin' Spoonful
John Sebastian Songbook, Vol. 1

  (Item #: lovinjohns_1705) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • With Triple Plus (A+++) grades on both sides, the sound quality of the tracks on this compilation MURDER the competition
  • Both sides are super rich, full-bodied and natural with tons of energy and bottom end weight - no sign of radio EQ to be found
  • Features most of the band's best songs, including Do You Believe In Magic, You Didn't Have To Be So Nice, Six O'clock and Nashville Cats (a personal fave)
  • The Allmusic critic is not too crazy about this album, but the User Rating is 4 1/2 stars, which we think is about right
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Kenny Burrell
Midnight Blue

  (Item #: burremidni_1705_1) 

Our Price: $279.99

  • An excellent copy with Double Plus (A++) sound from the first note to the last
  • One of our all-time favorite Blue Note albums for both music and sound -- is there a better bluesy Jazz Guitar album?
  • Both sides are big, full and solid with a punchy bottom end and plenty of energy
  • Five stars on Allmusic and the recording is every bit as good as the music -- don't miss this one
  • Jazz Improv Magazine puts the album among its Top Five recommended recordings for Burrell, indicating that "[i]f you need to know 'the Blue Note sound', here it is."
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Dave Brubeck
Time Out

  (Item #: brubetimeo_1705) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • An excellent pressing of this jazz classic and the first to hit the site in over a year; these are getting harder and harder to find
  • Both sides here rated a strong Double Plus (A++) -- big and open with great bass and plenty of space
  • About as quiet an original Six Eye Stereo pressing as we can find - Mint Minus Minus on both sides
  • 5 stars on Allmusic, an audiophile favorite and a great example of what's good about 1959 All Tube Analog
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Frank Sinatra
Come Dance With Me

  (Item #: sinatcomed_1705) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A killer pressing of this classic from Frank Sinatra, Double Plus A++ on both sides
  • The sound is superb throughout -- clean, clear, open and lively with lovely full-bodied vocals
  • Both sides here play Mint Minus Minus which is typically as quiet as they come
  • "An intoxicating rush of invigorating dance songs" -- 5 stars, Allmusic
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Bloomfield-Kooper-Stills
Super Session

  (Item #: bloomsuper_1705) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This Must Own Al Kooper classic has two strong Double Plus (A++) sides on relatively quiet vinyl
  • For fans of BS&T's first album (and everybody else) Super Session is a Must Own
  • 4 1/2 Stars in Allmusic and a True Rock Classic - Season of the Witch is crazy good here
  • "This is one of those albums that seems to get better with age... This is a super session indeed. "
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Yes
Fragile

  (Item #: yes__fragi_1705_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Astonishing Triple Plus (A+++) sound for side one - Roundabout will blow your mind
  • Superb clarity, ZERO smear, astonishing transparency thanks to Eddie Offord's superb engineering
  • Double Plus (A++) sound on side two - Long Distance Runaround is a big Demo Disc track here
  • AMG 5 stars, our Top 100, and the second of the band's three Must Own Prog Rock Masterpieces*
  • "Fragile was Yes' breakthrough album... it also marked the point where all of the elements of the music (and more) that would define their success for more than a decade fell into place fully formed."
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Led Zeppelin
The Song Remains The Same

  (Item #: ledzesongr_1705) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Incredible sound with two sides rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it and the other two rating a strong Double Plus (A++)
  • The overall sound is clean, clear and open with excellent bass and a plenty of energy
  • An incredibly tough album to find great sound for; this is only the third White Hot copy to hit the site in years
  • All four sides are relatively quiet at Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
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The Rolling Stones
Sticky Fingers

  (Item #: rollistick_1705) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A Sticky Fingers like you've never heard, with two incredibly impressive sides, each rating a Double Plus (A++) or close to it
  • Finally, with the right originals we can hear the power and the beauty of this truly superb recording
  • As quiet a copy as we could ever hope to find -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on both sides
  • A landmark Glyn Johns recording, our favorite by the Stones, a Top 100 Title (of course) and 5 stars on Allmusic (ditto)
  • Q magazine said this was "the Stones at their assured, showboating peak ... A magic formula of heavy soul, junkie blues and macho rock."
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John Baldry
It Ain't Easy

  (Item #: baldritain_1705) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Only the second copy to ever hit the site and it's incredible throughout -- Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on both sides
  • Two sides that come in just shy of White Hot, giving you amazing sound for both the Rod Stewart and Elton John produced sides
  • No wonder side one sounds like the best of Rod Stewart & The Faces' early-'70s albums - Mike Bobak engineered them
  • "The backing band on Stewart's side include fellow Face and future Rolling Stone, Ron Wood, on electric guitar and acoustic guitarist Sam Mitchell, who appeared on many of Stewart's early-'70s solo albums."
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Dave Mason
Headkeeper

  (Item #: masonheadk_1705) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • An excellent copy with Double Plus (A++) sound from the first note to the last
  • The sound is big and open with tons of clarity, plenty of top end extension and a big bottom end
  • Some of the best sound Dave Mason ever managed, so let's give credit where credit is due, to the amazing engineer Al Schmitt
  • If you're a Dave Mason fan this is one of the better albums he's put out and it deserves a place in your collection
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Electric Light Orchestra
A New World Record

  (Item #: electnewwo_1705) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • Excellent sound on both sides with each rating a solid Double Plus (A++)
  • Both sides are clean, clear and open with plenty of energy and a big punchy bottom end
  • Our favorite ELO record for music and sound - no other album of theirs comes close
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "Contains seven of the best songs ever to come out of the group."
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The Rolling Stones
Beggars Banquet

  (Item #: rollibegga_1611s) 

Our Price: $599.99
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  • A truly stunning copy of Beggars - Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on side two
  • The sound is rich and lively throughout - the vocals are dramatically less gritty here than they are on most
  • One of a select group of Rolling Stones records we prize above all others - Sticky Fingers and Let It Bleed round out the trio
  • 5 stars in the AMG -- with songs like Sympathy For The Devil, Street Fighting Man, Stray Cat Blues, No Expectations - really, is there a bad track on the album? We sure can't find one
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Jethro Tull
Thick As A Brick

  (Item #: jethrthick_1612s) 

Our Price: $99.99
Sale Price: $79.00 (You save $20.99 / 21%)


  • Both of these sides earned Hot Stamper sonic grades on this Better Records favorite, Tull's Proggy / Arty One Song Masterpiece
  • The better copies of Thick As A Brick have pretty much EVERYTHING that we love about vinyl here at Better Records
  • A Top 100 title - if you've got the system that can play an album of this size and power, you will hear exactly what we mean
  • AMG 4 1/2 stars: "A masterpiece in the annals of progressive rock - a dazzling tour de force, at once playful, profound, and challenging, without overwhelming the listener."
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Yes
Close To The Edge

  (Item #: yes__close_1611x) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A Top Copy of this Prog Blockbuster: Triple Plus (A+++) on the second, Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on the first
  • What a monster -- incredible richness and clarity with amazing presence, TONS of energy and breathtaking transparency
  • It's the very rare pressing that delivers the kind of POWER that you get here, taking the music to a whole new level
  • An Allmusic 5 Star Album: "Close to the Edge was a flawless masterpiece."
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