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Billy Joel
52nd Street

  (Item #: joel_52nds_1707) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or better on both sides of this copy, the best sounding album Billy Joel ever made
  • The sound is rich, smooth, and full -- you'll have a hard time finding a better sounding pressing on the planet
  • Billy Joel's best batch of songs: Big Shot; Honesty; My Life; Zanzibar; Stiletto; Rosalinda's Eyes; more
  • 4 stars on Allmusic, Grammy award for Album of the Year "...he dazzles with his melodic skills and his enthusiastic performances."
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Supertramp
Crime of the Century

  (Item #: supercrime_1610x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A huge and powerful pressing, boasting Double Plus (A++) quality sound on both sides
  • A killer Ken Scott recording with Cinerama-sized soundstaging to rival the best albums you've ever heard
  • Clearly their Masterpiece, and a longtime 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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Santana
Inner Secrets

  (Item #: santainner_1707) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side and close (A++ to A+++) on the second, a monster from start to finish
  • This sleeper in the Santana canon boasts some of the best sound they ever recorded - a shockingly good Demo Disc
  • The guitars have plenty of bite, and no matter how loud they get, they never seem to strain
  • When the background vocals come in, they are wall to wall and sweet as honey, with no trace of grain or edge
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Joni Mitchell
Blue

  (Item #: mitchblue_1707) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Very good sound on this Hot Stamper copy; excellent from start to finish for arguably Joni's greatest album
  • Full-bodied, musical, warm and smooth; this should sound far better than any copy you've heard
  • A Better Records Top 100 title that belongs in any audiophile music collection worthy of the name
  • "Unrivaled in its intensity and insight" -- Allmusic, 5 stars
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Frank Sinatra
Strangers In The Night

  (Item #: sinatstran_1706) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on side two, this Sinatra title surprised us with its DEMO DISC sound
  • Clearly one of the best 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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The Pentangle
Pentangling

  (Item #: pentapenta_1706) 

Our Price: $139.99

  • Outstanding Demo Disc sound, with both sides of this UK pressing earning Double Plus (A++) grades and playing nice and quiet
  • The unprocessed quality found throughout the album has its audiophile credentials fully in order, especially in the area of guitar harmonics, as well as drums that sound like real drums actually sound
  • The true foundation of the music is provided by two legendary guitar heavyweights, Bert Jansch and John Renbourn, with Jacqui McShee's almost unbearably sweet vocals soaring above them
  • The best material from Pentangle's amazing first six albums, with sound that's full of good ol' British Analog Tubey Magic
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The Beach Boys
Pet Sounds

  (Item #: beachpetso_1706) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end -- this pressing has the sound you've been looking for
  • Play this against any and all versions you have -- this will be the last Pet Sounds you buy (unless you upgrade to a White Hot!)
  • Copies that play as quietly and sound as good as this one does are getting expensive and much harder to come by
  • 5 stars: "The group here reached a whole new level in terms of both composition and production, layering tracks upon tracks of vocals and instruments to create a richly symphonic sound."
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Sade
Promise

  (Item #: sade_promi_1706) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Sade's Best Album returns with stunning A+++ sound on side one, backed with a killer Double Plus side two
  • Both sides of this UK disc are simply amazing sounding compared to what you've heard - rich and full yet clean, clear and open
  • There’s no denying the power of Sade’s sultry voice when you can actually hear it - she is on fire on this album
  • Her best song is on side one here - Is It a Crime - and the big band arrangement will surely send chills up and down your spine, especially with Triple Plus sound quality
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The Doors
Waiting For the Sun

  (Item #: doorswaiti_1706_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Two outstanding sides for this superbly recorded Doors album, with strong Double Plus (A++) sound throughout
  • The sound is rich, lively and tonally correct, with strong vocal presence and punchy bass
  • It's increasingly difficult to find these early Gold Label pressings with good sound and reasonably quiet surfaces
  • Top 100 - "Krieger, Ray Manzarek and John Densmore were never more lucid. This was a band at its most dexterous, creative, and musically diverse ..."
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Creedence Clearwater Revival
Pendulum

  (Item #: creedpendu_1706) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it - one of the few vintage copies to hit the site in years (!)
  • Both sides here are quite a bit richer and fuller than most with a big bottom end and solid midrange presence and energy
  • About as quiet as they come -- Mint Minus Minus on both sides, although side one's edge is a bit tickier than we would have preferred
  • "Pendulum finds a first-class songwriter and craftsman pushing himself and his band to try new sounds, styles, and textures..." - All Music
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The Doors
The Soft Parade

  (Item #: doorssoftp_1706) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • The first Gold Label Top Copy to hit the site in some time: Triple Plus (A+++) on side two, Double Plus (A++) on side one
  • The sound is POWERFUL from start to finish - big, rich, full-bodied, present and lively - "quiet" vinyl too
  • Full of 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 our best early 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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Level 42
World Machine

  (Item #: levelworld_1612x) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, where the biggest hits are, close behind on side two
  • The sound is HUGE -- far RICHER, bigger, clearer and more open than other copies we played
  • A Better Records favorite for more than thirty years, the rare '80s album that holds up today
  • The big hit Something About You ROCKS on this copy - only these British originals let you turn it up and hear it right
  • "World Machine pushes their newfound radio-friendly sound into the forefront, and the result is one of the finest pop albums of the mid-'80s. "Something About You" exemplifies Level 42's sound at the peak of its success."
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Captain Beefheart
Clear Spot

  (Item #: captaclear_1607x) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • With Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides, this is an outstanding copy of Beefheart's classic
  • The overall sound is clean, clear and open yet still rich and warm with excellent presence
  • Produced by Ted Templeman, this is the place to start if you want to get to know the music of Captain Beefheart
  • Allmusic 4 stars: "The sound is great throughout, and the feeling is of the coolest bar-band in town, not to mention one that could eat all the patrons for breakfast if it felt like it."
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Jeff Beck
Truth

  (Item #: beck_truth_1706) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side two and a better than Double Plus (A++ to A+++) side one, this copy is practically as good as it gets
  • Easily and by a wide margin the best sounding record Jeff Beck ever made - thanks Ken!
  • Both sides have the Big Rock Sound and powerful Rock Energy, the kind we go crazy for here at Better Records
  • Really fun music - it's a blast to hear Rod Stewart fronting such a heavy rock band
  • AMG 5 Stars "...almost as groundbreaking and influential a record as the first Beatles, Rolling Stones, or Who albums."
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Little Feat
Time Loves A Hero

  (Item #: littltimel_1611x) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this, a favorite Little Feat album - true Mint Minus surfaces too
  • Maybe the band's best recording, here sounding big and rich, with fat, punchy drums
  • The title track has Demonstration Quality Sound - the soundstage is huge and the multi-tracked vocal parts are energetic, clear and free from congestion
  • A classic Ted Templeman / Donn Landee production - sweet, open, smooth, rich ANALOG sound for the pickiest of audiophiles
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Paul McCartney
Unplugged

  (Item #: mccarunplu_1706) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A true Demo Disc and incredible sounding original UK pressing: Triple Plus (A+++) on side two mated to a strong Double Plus (A++) side one
  • A strikingly intimate document of a live show, fronted by one of the greatest performers in history, Sir Paul McCartney
  • You get more extension up top, more weight down low, and more transparency in the midrange - and this copy plays a true Mint Minus
  • "... it remains one of the most enjoyable records in McCartney's catalog. McCartney is carefree and charming, making songs like "Be-Bop-a-Lula" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky" sound fresh."
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The Who
Tommy

  (Item #: who__tommy_1706_) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • 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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David Bowie
Pin-Ups

  (Item #: bowiepinup_1706) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two superb Double Plus (A++) sides, a truly killer pressing that can really rock when it needs to
  • Both sides are huge, clear and rich with phenomenal amounts of Tubey Magic, thanks to the engineering of 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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Joni Mitchell
Miles of Aisles

  (Item #: mitchmiles_1609x) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Great sound, with all four sides at or near Double Plus, making this concert of her biggest hits a joy from first note to last
  • The sound is exceptionally rich and warm - even Rolling Stone could hear how well recorded the album is
  • Joni gives the songs dramatically different arrangements, making them fresh and interesting 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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The Doobie Brothers
Toulouse Street

  (Item #: doobitoulo_1706) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A killer original Green Label pressing with amazing Tubey Magical Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • Two of our favorite engineers - Stephen Barncard & Donn Landee - worked their magic here, and they really knocked it out of the park
  • Back in the '70s I had no clue whatsoever that the record could be this punchy in the bass, this dynamic in the choruses, yet still have smooth, sweet vocals
  • 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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Jimi Hendrix
Are You Experienced

  (Item #: hendrareyo_1706) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An outstanding copy - Double Plus (A++) on side two and close behind that grade on side one
  • The A++ side two gives you Super Hot sound for The Wind Cries Mary, Fire, Foxey Lady and more
  • No matter what version you've been playing, we guarantee you'll be blown away by the energy and punch on this one
  • Relatively quiet vinyl at Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • "One of the most stunning debuts in rock history, and one of the definitive albums of the psychedelic era." Allmusic, 5 stars
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The Rolling Stones
Sticky Fingers

  (Item #: rollistick_1706) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A Sticky Fingers like you've never heard, with two incredibly impressive Double Plus (A++) sides
  • Finally, with the right vintage pressings we can hear the power and the beauty of this truly superb recording
  • Not the quietest copy we've ever played - Mint Minus Minus on side two but a bit worse than that on side one
  • A landmark Glyn Johns / Andy 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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The Grateful Dead
Workingman's Dead

  (Item #: grateworki_1706_2) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side two and a Double Plus (A++) side one, and fairly quiet vinyl - nice!
  • A Top 100 album, and a truly superb recording of the Dead at the peak of their creativity (along with American Beauty)
  • We love the amazingly rich, weighty and huge bottom end found on the truly killer sides such as these
  • 5 stars in Allmusic: "The lilting Uncle John's Band, their first radio hit, opens the record and perfectly summarizes its subtle, spare beauty; complete with a new focus on more concise songs and tighter arrangements, the approach works brilliantly."
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Peter Gabriel
So

  (Item #: gabriso_1706) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • WOW - only the second Triple Triple (A+++) copy of So to hit the site in OVER FIVE YEARS. Relatively quiet too!
  • You'll be surprised how ANALOG this music can sound on the best copies - you've never heard the album sound like this
  • Plenty of killer songs here — Sledgehammer, Big Time, Red Rain, In Your Eyes - all sounding great
  • "Excellent albums followed, but the breathtaking So is the best introduction to a dazzling discography." Bruno MacDonald
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Robin Trower
Bridge of Sighs

  (Item #: trowebridg_1611s) 

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


  • Two killer sides rating Double Plus (A++) or better - one of the better copies of Trower's masterpiece we've played
  • This glorious early UK pressing is huge, rich and punchy, with guitar solos that soar like few other records you've heard
  • Brilliant engineering by Geoff Emerick at George Martin's AIR studios - maybe the best sounding album Emerick ever made
  • Top 100 (soon), AMG: "...his most stunning, representative, and consistent collection of tunes. Bridge of Sighs holds up to repeated listenings as a timeless work, as well as the crown jewel in Trower's extensive catalog."
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The Beatles
Rubber Soul

  (Item #: beatlrubbe_1610_2s) 

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


  • An exceptionally good sounding vintage pressing with Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • Superb sound for Drive My Car, Norwegian Wood, Nowhere Man, Michelle - and that's just side one!
  • A Better Records Rock & Pop Top 100 Title, 5 Stars on Allmusic, and a Must Own Folk Rock Masterpiece
  • "The lyrics represented a quantum leap in terms of thoughtfulness, maturity, and complex ambiguities. Musically, too, it was a substantial leap forward, with intricate folk-rock arrangements that reflected the increasing influence of Dylan and the Byrds."
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The Rolling Stones
Let It Bleed

  (Item #: rolliletit_1706_1) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side two and a better than Double Plus (A++ to A+++) side one, this copy is practically as good as it gets
  • Love In Vain on a copy like this is one of the best sounding Rolling Stones songs of all time - it's Demo Quality here
  • 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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Eric Clapton
Backless

  (Item #: claptbackl_1706) 

Our Price: $269.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side one and a Double Plus (A++) side two, this UK copy took top honors in our recent shootout
  • Some of the biggest, liveliest and most Tubey Magical Glyn Johns sound we heard in our shootout
  • Clapton really comes to life on the traditional blues Early In The Morning - it also has the best sound on the album
  • "Backless is a seductive record, if you're attracted to the interplay of Clapton's dolorous voice and Marcy Levy's raspy backup vocals, George Terry's slide guitar and Glyn Johns' pristine production." Rolling Stone
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The Police
Synchronicity

  (Item #: policsynch_1706) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A wonderful Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on side two, close behind on side one (A++ to A+++)
  • This is it folks, Our Shootout Winner, a copy that will show you sound you never thought possible for Synchronicity
  • The choruses get LOUD and are so POWERFUL here that they make a mockery of most of what we played
  • Every Breath You Take and Wrapped Around Your Finger are amazingly big, rich and Tubey Magical here
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "Few other albums from 1983 merged tasteful pop, sophistication, and expert songwriting as well as Synchronicity did, resulting in yet another all-time classic."
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The Beatles
Let It Be

  (Item #: beatlletit_1706_1) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • A wonderful Shootout Winning copy with unbeatable Triple Plus (A+++) sound from beginning to end
  • There's no studio wizardry, no heavy-handed mastering, no phony EQ -- here is some of the most realistic, natural Beatles sound you can get
  • Truly great copies like this one make good on the promise that Let It Be is the sound of the greatest rock band of all time playing and singing their hearts out
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "...when the Beatles were in top form here, they were as good as ever."
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Brewer & Shipley
Down In L.A.

  (Item #: brewedowni_1608x) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A wonderful copy with two excellent sides, Double Plus (A++) for the second, close behind for the first
  • Smooth sweet analog sound, with clarity and freedom from smear that make it the best of both worlds
  • Relatively quiet vinyl, especially for this album - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • A longtime Better Records favorite - this is Hippie Folk Rock at its BEST - a Desert Island disc in my world
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Janis Joplin
Pearl

  (Item #: joplipearl_1706) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two strong Double Plus (A++) sides on relatively quiet vinyl - a big step up over most of the copies we played
  • Richer, clearer and more tonally correct, with more energy and presence, all qualities that help to bring this music to life
  • Janis's vocals sound right here - smooth enough to let you crank this one up good and loud without the sound getting hard and edgy
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "Designed as a showcase for her powerhouse vocals ... the results are magnificent."
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James Taylor
One Man Dog

  (Item #: tayloonema_1706) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • The best copy to hit the site in 2017! Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, Double Plus (A++) on side two
  • Big, rich and solid on both sides, with a more relaxed, musical quality, as well as the clarity that was missing from most of what we played
  • There is not a false note to be found on side one: it's brilliant from start to finish and side two is almost as good - we love the Abbey Road-like medley that makes up most of it
  • "Taylor turns in his best singing performance, running through the songs with fire, force, and enthusiasm, the qualities most notable by their absence on earlier recordings." Rolling Stone
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Jethro Tull
Aqualung

  (Item #: jethraqual_1706) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • A wildy impressive original pressing: Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side, Double Plus (A++) on the second
  • With a Triple Plus side one you get Demo Disc quality sound for the one-two punch of Aqualung and Cross-Eyed Mary
  • The sound is phenomenal from start to finish -- big, punchy, present, tubey and brimming with Rock and Roll energy
  • A Better Records Top 100 title that still floors us on the better copies, with sound that jumps from the speakers
  • 4 1/2 stars in the AMG: "[O]ne of the most cerebral albums ever to reach millions of rock listeners."
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Fleetwood Mac
Bare Trees

  (Item #: fleetbaret_1706) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • 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
  • It's the impossibly rare copy that's this lively, solid and rich... drop the needle on the title track and you'll see what we mean
  • These albums from Kiln House through Mystery to Me have always been some of our favorites by the band
  • "Arguably the first consistently strong album Fleetwood Mac ever recorded [not true, Kiln House is] ... 1972's Bare Trees is also the album where the band finally defines its post-blues musical personality."
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Jethro Tull
Thick As A Brick

  (Item #: jethrthick_1612_1s) 

Our Price: $549.99
Sale Price: $449.00 (You save $100.99 / 18%)


  • Looking for an amazing (and relatively quiet!) copy of the best sounding Jethro Tull record? Look no further!
  • It's out of this world, with a Triple Plus (A+++) side one and a side two nearly as amazing at A++ to A+++
  • Phenomenal sound throughout -- incredibly rich, full and dynamic with tons of energy and superb transparency
  • Allmusic gives it 4 1/2 stars: "A masterpiece in the annals of progressive rock."
  • A Better Records Top 100 album and a stunning Demo Disc -- sure to be the best you've ever heard Tull sound!
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Queen
The Game

  (Item #: queenthega_1706) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Incredible Double to Triple Plus (A+++ to A++) sound on both sides; just shy of White Hot
  • One of our top picks for amazing Queen sound -- most of their recordings can't touch it
  • Plenty of hits here (including Another One Bites The Dust) and they all sound excellent
  • 4 1/2 stars in Allmusic: "A grand, state-of-the-art circa 1980 pop album."
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Bad Company
Bad Company

  (Item #: badcobadco_1706) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A truly exceptional copy of Bad Co's '70s classic debut with Double Plus (A++) sound throughout
  • Both sides have killer sound - HUGE, present, punchy, lively, and Tubey Magical
  • A member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Top 100, and a Must Own Classic Rock title from 1974
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "... one of the most important and accomplished debut hard rock albums from the '70s."
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The Beatles
Help

  (Item #: beatlhelp_1706) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This British stereo copy has big, rich, exceptionally musical Double Plus (A++) sound or better on both sides
  • It's lively and present, with excellent transparency -- this is the way The Beatles should sound
  • With jangly 12 string guitars, harmonically rich tambourines, and breathy vocals, this is a killer copy
  • Side one alone boasts 7 classics: Help!, The Night Before, You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away, I Need You, Another Girl, You’re Gonna Lose That Girl and Ticket to Ride - whew!
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Rod Stewart
Never A Dull Moment

  (Item #: stewanever_1706) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • With Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides this copy is getting the heart of Rod's Brit rock right
  • Extremely well-recorded, full of great songs, Rod Stewart was riding a wave when this record came out in 1972
  • The music comes alive on this vintage pressing, assuming you have your volume up good and loud
  • Top 100, 5 stars in AMG, and simply "... a masterful record ... He never got quite this good ever again."
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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Southern Accents

  (Item #: pettysouth_1707) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You get Double Plus (A++) sound quality throughout this wonderful early pressing, guaranteed to beat anything you've heard
  • Both sides are really big with lots of space, excellent energy and HUGE bass that really kicks up the fun
  • Relatively quiet, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • Features great songs including "Don't Come Around No More" and "Make It Better (Forget About Me)"
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Paul Simon
Graceland

  (Item #: simongrace_1612_s) 

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


  • A killer shootout winning copy - Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side, Double Plus (A++) on the second - rich, smooth and open
  • Fairly quiet vinyl throughout, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus - they really don't come quieter
  • Guaranteed to TROUNCE the well-reviewed but nevertheless awful Heavy Vinyl LP in every way, or your money back
  • Allmusic 5 stars "An enormously successful record, Graceland became the standard against which subsequent musical experiments by major artists were measured."
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Bruce Springsteen
Darkness On The Edge Of Town

  (Item #: sprindarkn_1611x) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An amazing pressing of this Springsteen classic - Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, close behind on side two (A++ to A+++)
  • The background vocals absolutely jump out of the speakers. Track after track the life and energy get bigger and better
  • HUGE, punchy, lively and rockin' throughout - the piano was solid and weighty, and the Tubey Magic was obvious for all to hear
  • The followup to Born to Run here earned 4 1/2 stars at Allmusic: "Hard truths in hard rock settings."
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Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston

  (Item #: houstwhitn_1706_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • This killer copy has surprisingly natural sound for an '80s release - Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it on both sides
  • Full-bodied, rich and warm, this album has the kind of analog sound we did not expect to find, thank goodness
  • Consistently strong material: You Give Good Love, Saving All My Love for You, How Will I Know, All at Once, and Greatest Love of All (the last of seven (!) singles released from the album)
  • "...introduced the world to "The Voice," an octave-spanning, gravity-defying melismatic marvel."
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George Benson
Breezin'

  (Item #: bensobreez_1706) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A killer 2-pack - Triple Plus (A+++) on the two good sides, perhaps the first and only Triple Triple copy to hit the site
  • The sides opposite the shootout winners aren't necessarily bad, but boy, flip them over and what a difference!
  • Thanks to the superb engineering of Al Schmitt you can be sure this album has the sonic goods like no other
  • A crossover smash that even went all the way to Number One on the pop charts, featureing the hit "This Masquerade"
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Stevie Ray Vaughan
Soul To Soul

  (Item #: vaughsoult_1706) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Off the charts "Triple Triple" (A+++) sound for this classic Electric Blues Guitar album - both sides earned our top grade of A+++
  • This is the best copy to hit the site in more than three years - good SRV albums are getting tough to find nowadays
  • A copy like this one soars above the pack because of its great energy; rich, solid bass; open top end; and freedom from smear and congestion
  • "[SRV] wanted to add soul and R&B inflections to his basic blues sound, and Soul to Soul does exactly that."
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Fleetwood Mac
Tusk

  (Item #: fleettusk_1706) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • A MONSTER pressing that simply cannot be beat - all four sides earned our highest sonic grade of Triple Plus (A+++)
  • The sound is Demo Disc Quality on the more highly produced tracks, of which there are plenty spread over the two discs
  • The power of the bottom end is especially impressive on all four sides (and John McVie kills it on bass!)
  • 5 stars: "Because of its ambitions, Tusk failed to replicate the success of its two predecessors ... yet it earned a dedicated cult audience of fans of twisted, melodic pop." Twisted melodic pop? Sign me up!
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Grover Washington
Feels So Good

  (Item #: washifeels_1611s) 

Our Price: $199.99
Sale Price: $149.00 (You save $50.99 / 25%)


  • Top A+++ sound on side one and Double Plus on side two - who knew this was such a well recorded album?
  • So much like live music -- uncompressed, present, full of energy, with the instruments clearly located and surrounded by the natural space of the studio
  • An RVG recording (and mastering) from 1975 that is a KNOCKOUT on a copy like this
  • "Its shimmering, soulful grooves refute the argument that smooth jazz is little more than mere ambience, combining expert playing and intricate songwriting to create music that is both compelling and comforting." Allmusic 4 Stars
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Phil Manzanera
Diamond Head

  (Item #: manzadiamo_1611x) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A Top Copy with 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 was close behind with Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound
  • 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
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "A terrific all-star affair that still holds up enormously well..."
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Kansas
Point of Know Return

  (Item #: kansapoint_1610s) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • 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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Frank Zappa
Waka/Jawaka

  (Item #: zappawakaj_1610s) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Double Plus (A++) sound means this copy delivers plenty of Zappa's Waka/Jawaka Big Band Magic
  • A Top 100 Title, and deservedly so: the sound is big, rich, punchy, lively and clear
  • The size and power of a big band, Frank Zappa style - there is (almost*) nothing like it
  • Rolling Stone raved that this Jazz Rock Fusion album contains "...some of the best material he's done in years."
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Gabor Szabo with Gary McFarland
Gypsy ’66

  (Item #: szabogypsy_1610x) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With Double Plus (A++) Hot Stamper sound on both sides this copy is killer from first note to last
  • Both sides are relaxed and natural, with strong bass and an extended top end
  • The credit must go to one of, if not THE Greatest Jazz Engineers of all time, Mr. Rudy Van Gelder
  • "Szabo's original sound, the unusual instrumentation (two or three guitars, Sadao Watanabe on flute, Gary McFarland on marimba, bass, drums and percussion) and McFarland's clever arrangements uplift the music."
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Paul McCartney & Wings
Band on the Run

  (Item #: mccarbando_1706) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An outstanding British pressing with Double Plus (A++) sound quality throughout and fairly quiet vinyl
  • 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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Michael McDonald
If That's What It Takes

  (Item #: mcdoniftha_1706) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent copy with a Double Plus (A++) side one and a Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side two
  • Big sound with excellent clarity, tons of energy and a solid bottom end
  • Some of the best Pop Rock engineering of all time, courtesy of Lee Herschberg and Donn Landee
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "The bright spots make this essential."
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Jimmy Buffett
Changes In Latitudes...

  (Item #: buffechang_1706) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • The second Jimmy Buffett Hot Stamper to hit the site -- and you'll be shocked at how good it sounds!
  • Side one earned our top grade of Triple Plus (A+++), side two was a very strong Double Plus (A++)
  • This copy is rich and smooth with an impressive bottom end -- qualities that bring out the best in this music
  • An excellent recording -- Allmusic (4 stars) says "one reason Changes... is his best record yet is simply the sound"
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Peter Frampton
Frampton Comes Alive

  (Item #: frampframp_1706_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A Top Copy, kicking off with two Triple Plus (A+++) sides, meaning Baby I Love Your Way sounds AMAZING here
  • Sides three and four are also very strong, each earning Double Plus (A++) grades - overall the best copy we've had in years
  • Mixed and mastered so that the guitar solos soar the way they do in live music -- an approach that pays big dividends on this copy
  • 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 Three
The Three (45 RPM)

  (Item #: threethree_45_1606x) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Demo Disc Quality - Triple Plus on side two and close to it on side one - incredibly dynamic and immediate
  • And it's not the Direct Disc. It's better than the direct to disc. It's live to TAPE, mastered at 45 RPM
  • "You Are There" Live sound, almost impossible to come by on any other record
  • Sample, Brown and Manne here play the best piano trio jazz we have ever heard
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Bruce Springsteen
Born In The U.S.A.

  (Item #: sprinborni_1706_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An amazing copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second and Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • Incredibly big, present and super lively, just the right sound for this music; you'll have a hard time finding a copy that sounds better than this
  • 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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Eagles
On The Border

  (Item #: eagleonthe_1706) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • An incredible Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, Double Plus (A++) on side two
  • The sound is incredibly big, lively, open, rich and present with real extension both up top and down low
  • You Never Cry Like A Lover and The Best Of My Love have Glyn Johns DEMO DISC Sound
  • We're HUGE fans of the album here at Better Records; it's some of the most sophisticated, well-crafted, heartfelt music these guys ever made, and that's saying a lot
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Rickie Lee Jones
Pirates

  (Item #: jonespirat_1706) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • This Top Copy features Triple Plus (A+++) sound from the first note to the last
  • The sound is incredibly rich, full-bodied, warm and smooth throughout with plenty of Tubey Magic and excellent bass
  • Most copies we've played are either a bit gritty, a bit veiled or both -- not this one!
  • A great follow-up to her classic self-titled debut; "More rewarding with every listen" -- Allmusic, 4 stars
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Paul Simon
Paul Simon

  (Item #: simonpauls_1706) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An outstandin Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on side one and Double Plus (A++) on side two
  • Overall the sound is rich, warm, airy, and spacious with real depth to the soundfield - a Top 100 Title
  • ROY HALEE handled the engineering duties, and as usual for the time he did a great job, this being 1972 and not 1982
  • 5 Stars: "It was miles removed from the big, stately ballad style of Bridge Over Troubled Water and signaled that Simon was a versatile songwriter as well as an expressive singer with a much broader range of musical interests than he had previously demonstrated."
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The Beatles
A Hard Day’s Night

  (Item #: beatlahard_1610x) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • Two excellent sides on reasonably quiet vinyl for this early Beatles classic
  • The sound is lively and fun with excellent clarity and punchy bass
  • Wonderful Analog Beatles sound at an especially attractive price
  • 100% Lennon-McCartney originals: "the pinnacle of their early years." AMG
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The Who
Who’s Next

  (Item #: who__whosn_1706) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This Decca Colorband pressing scored up there with the best we heard - nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on both sides
  • Exceptionally rich, lively and present with a strong bottom, this is a hard rockin' Who's Next like you will not believe
  • Talk about WHOMP - here's the kind of record that rewards a system with a killer bottom end and the ability to play LOUD
  • 5 stars in Allmusic, a Top 100 Title, and without question The Who's One True 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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The Beatles
White Album

  (Item #: beatlwhite_1706) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • This British pressing earned consistently high Double Plus (A++) grades on all four sides
  • This copy of the Beatles' double album masterpiece is going to thrill and delight the lucky person who snags it.
  • Some of the most powerful and immersive Beatles sound you will ever hear -- we guarantee you will be KNOCKED OUT
  • "If there is still any doubt that Lennon and McCartney are the greatest song writers since Schubert, then next Friday - with the publication of the new Beatles double LP - should surely see the last vestiges of cultural snobbery and bourgeois prejudice swept away in a deluge of joyful music making..." Right On!
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The Beatles
Let It Be

  (Item #: beatlletit_1706) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Very good sound on this Hot Stamper copy of Let It Be, excellent from start to finish on quiet vinyl
  • A late-period album with real rock 'n' roll power - we love the "live-in-the-studio" rockers like I’ve Got a Feeling
  • Without the humdrum quality of the average Parlophone pressing, here's a Let It Be that finally has some life to it
  • AMG: "...it's an album well worth having, as when the Beatles were in top form here, they were as good as ever."
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The Beatles
Abbey Road

  (Item #: beatlabbey_1706) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This copy gives you plenty of what's great about Abbey Road - the energy, the size, the musicality, they're all here
  • With Hot Stamper sound on both sides, this is an excellent pressing offered at a very attractive price
  • The Heavy Vinyl is a fat, dull, lifeless joke next to the real British Parlophone LP we're offering here
  • A Better Records Top 100 album, 5 stars on Allmusic, and the greatest Swan Song Ever Recorded
  • "Whether Abbey Road is the Beatles' best work is debatable, but it's certainly the most immaculately produced (with the possible exception of Sgt. Pepper) and most tightly constructed."
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The Beatles
Revolver

  (Item #: beatlrevol_1706) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent Hot Stamper sound on both sides - full and musical with energy and tight bass, with quiet vinyl as well
  • Guaranteed to beat the original, the Heavy Vinyl (mono or stereo), the Half-Speed - you name it, this copy will beat it
  • A Better Records Top 100 title, one that many consider the Greatest Rock Album of Them All
  • 5 stars in the AMG: "Revolver stands as the ultimate modern pop album."
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Shorty Rogers Big Band
Jazz Waltz

  (Item #: rogerjazzw_1606x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Triple Triple -- both sides earned our top A+++ grade with crazy good West Coast Jazz sound
  • The overall sound is sweet, airy and huge - the brass just jumps out of the soundfield
  • Engineered by the great Bones Howe, who got the most out of these swingin' Big Band waltzes
  • This Discovery reissue from 1981 positively murders every original we've ever played and proves that to know what a record sounds like you really have to play it
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The Beatles
Please Please Me

  (Item #: beatlpleas_1706) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • This British stereo pressing offers excellent Hot Stamper sound for both sides of the boy's debut
  • Here's proof that any Hot Stamper will soundly (ahem) beat the Heavy Vinyl pressing, and anything else you care to throw at it
  • 5 Stars at Allmusic and a Top 100 album, as well as our clear favorite of the band's first five releases
  • Glorious live-in-the-studio sound to rival The Beatles' best recordings - the immediacy and energy are really something to hear
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The Beatles
A Hard Day’s Night

  (Item #: beatlahard_1706) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Here's a stunning pressing, bursting with Fab Four energy and enthusiam
  • A Triple Plus (A+++) side two backed with an excellent Double Plus (A++) side one - big, spacious and absolutely jumping out of the speakers
  • This one gets the heart of the music right - the vocals - and that's what makes The Beatles FUN to listen to
  • 100% Lennon-McCartney originals: "Decades after its original release, its punchy blend of propulsive rhythms, jangly guitars, and infectious, singalong melodies is remarkably fresh." AMG 5 Stars
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Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac

  (Item #: fleetfleet_1706) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Excellent sound from start to finish with each side rating a solid Double Plus (A++) or better
  • Both sides are super rich, full and transparent with excellent clarity, loads of energy and a huge bottom end
  • Far and away, their best sounding album - the sound is tubey like no other
  • Relatively quiet at Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus -- these are tough to find any cleaner
  • 5 Stars in AMG - a Better Records Rock and Pop Top 100 Album
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Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Tarkus

  (Item #: emerstarku_1706) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Two incredibly strong sides each rating a Double Plus (A++) or better and delivering HUGELY powerful sound for this, the band's second album
  • Our biggest Tarkus shootout yet produced this monster of a copy on British vinyl, sure to delight ELP fans
  • This original Island LP has Eddie Offord's trademark sound - great energy, resolution, whomp factor and more
  • "More accomplished than the trio's first album... a must-have" -- Allmusic
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David Bowie
Hunky Dory

  (Item #: bowiehunky_1706) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An outstanding copy! Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or very close to it on both sides
  • The best sounding tracks are Demo Quality -- Queen Bitch is a KNOCKOUT here
  • Relatively quiet vinyl (M- to M-- throughout), most copies we find don't play nearly this well
  • "A touchstone for reinterpreting pop's traditions into fresh, postmodern pop music." -- Allmusic, 5 stars
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Joni Mitchell
Court and Spark

  (Item #: mitchcourt_1706) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • An incredible sounding copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side and Double Plus (A++) on the second
  • The sound is rich, warm and Tubey Magical with a nice extended top end and plenty of presence
  • 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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Prokofiev / Symphonies No. 1 ('Classical') & 7 / Previn / LSO

  (Item #: prokosym1_emi_1706) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Incredible Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides: 0 distortion, 0 smear, so big and clear
  • Rich, smooth strings on an EMI? Yes, this copy proves it's possible. None of that '70s EMI shrillness to be found here
  • The best combination of sonics and performance that we have yet to hear on vinyl
  • This pressing contains one of my favorite performances of the Classical Symphony
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Neil Young
Comes A Time

  (Item #: youngcomes_1706_1) 

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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The Grateful Dead
Workingman's Dead

  (Item #: grateworki_1706) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An excellent copy giving you outstanding Tubey Magical Double Plus (A++) sound or better from start to finish
  • We love that amazingly rich, weighty and huge bottom end that can only be found on the better sides such as these
  • A Better Records Top 100 album, and a truly superb recording of the Dead at the peak of their creativity
  • 5 stars in Allmusic: "A heartbreakingly beautiful, unquestionably pure statement."
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Warren Zevon
Excitable Boy

  (Item #: zevonexcit_1610x) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Two very strong sides - Double Plus (A++) for the first, Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) for the second
  • The sound is supported by an exceptionally fat, rich, punchy low end, and this copy delivers on that promise like nothing you've heard
  • Much like The Pretender, this is a superb recording with the kind of Tubey Magical Analog Richness we go crazy for here
  • 4 stars on Allmusic; great songs including Werewolves Of London and Lawyers, Guns & Money
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Peter Frampton
Frampton Comes Alive

  (Item #: frampframp_1706) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Four very strong sides, earning Double Plus (A++) or better grades for their Big, Bold Live Rock sound
  • Mixed and mastered so that the guitar solos soar the way they do in live music -- what a thrill it is to hear them that way
  • A Hot Stamper copy like this one will remind you why we all went so crazy for this album back in the '70s
  • 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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Peter Frampton
Wind of Change

  (Item #: frampwindo_1706) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Wonderful sound throughout for this Big Production Rock Extravaganza - excellent Double Plus (A+++) on both sides
  • This British original is the very definition of TUBEY MAGIC, with sound so rich and sweet it will make you want to take all your CDs and dump them in the trash
  • The best copies like this one keep what's good about the recording while letting you hear into the soundfield with glorious transparency
  • "The sound is crisp, the melodies catchy, and Frampton's distinctive, elliptical Gibson Les Paul guitar leads soar throughout... " -- Allmusic
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Chuck Mangione
Children of Sanchez

  (Item #: mangichild_1611s) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • Four excellent sides, two Double Plus (A++) and two just shy of that grade
  • Super rich and full-bodied with tons of fat, funky bass, the kind we just can't get enough of
  • Recorded at Kendun and mastered by Robert Ludwig, the audiophile sound should come as no surprise
  • "Mangione's own performance... is frequently riveting, a darkly expressive, soulful element that conveys undiluted passion, sorrow, and joy."
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Lou Rawls
Live!

  (Item #: rawlslive_1607x) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This SUPERB live recording boasts two killer sides, rating at or near Double Plus (A++)
  • A new member of our Top 100 list; an outstanding live recording that really shines on a copy that sounds like this
  • Both sides are clean, clear and lively with plenty of rich, solid bass - Stormy Monday & Tobacco Road are highlights of the set
  • AMG 4 stars "Lou Rawls gives a riveting performance on Live!, covering standards from Basie/Rushing's tambourine-jumpin' "Goin' to Chicago" to T-Bone Walker's foot-stompin' "Stormy Monday," and whole lot in between."
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Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel

  (Item #: gabrigabr3_1706) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • An absolutely incredible copy with both sides rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or very close to it
  • If you're a fan of this album your mind is going to be BLOWN by the amazing sound of this copy
  • Most copies - even the "right" Brit pressings - aren't nearly as rich and smooth yet clear and open as this one
  • 5 stars in the AMG: "Generally regarded as Peter Gabriel's finest record, his third eponymous album finds him coming into his own, crafting an album that's artier, stronger, more song oriented than before."
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Peggy Lee
Guitars Ala Lee

  (Item #: lee_guita_1611x) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • Only our second Peggy Lee Hot Stamper to hit the site, and this one is killer too
  • With Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides this copy is superb from start to finish
  • Capitol's Tubey Magic in 1966 here is rich and relaxed, unlike many of the vocal albums we've played from the '60s
  • A ridiculously tough record to find in stereo, in audiophile playing condition anyway
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Chet Atkins
Class Guitar

  (Item #: atkinclass_1706) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Stunning sound from start to finish for Chet's acoustic guitar album - Triple Plus (A+++) on both sides
  • The reproduction is exceptionally natural - big and full with a nicely extended top end to capture all the harmonic information
  • Living Stereo spaciousness, clarity, tonal accuracy and freedom from artificiality - it doesn't get any better than this
  • Mint Minus Minus, which is about as silent as these early RCAs get with such mellow, quiet, contemplative music
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The Police
Ghost in the Machine

  (Item #: policghost_1608x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides makes this a great copy
  • Tubey and musical with a huge soundstage and the clarity these dense mixes require
  • Great songs: Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic, Invisible Sun, and more
  • Hugh Padgham took over engineering duties for this and The Police's next album - the quality of their recordings is much the better for it
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Return to Forever
Romantic Warrior

  (Item #: returroman_1706) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Triple Triple! Two superb Triple Plus (A+++) sides for one of our favorite fusion albums; this is some real Demo Disc sound
  • Both sides here are huge and lively with incredible dynamics and rich, warm tonality
  • Our favorite Jazz Rock Fusion Album of All Time - none rocks harder!
  • An amazingly well-recorded album of instrumental pyrotechnicians - the band is absolutely on fire like no other
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Liszt / Piano Concertos 1 & 2 / Kondrashin / Richter

  (Item #: lisztpiano_1609x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) on both sides, with the kind of orchestral sound that completely immerses you in the music
  • Richter and Kondrashin deliver the finest Liszt 1st & 2nd Piano Concertos I know of, musically, sonically, and in every other way
  • The recording itself is explosively dynamic - the brass is full, rich and powerful like you will not believe
  • As much like LIVE MUSIC as any classical recording you are likely to own or have heard - it's that good
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Cat Stevens
Tea for the Tillerman

  (Item #: steveteafo_1706) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • 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
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Cat Stevens
Teaser & The Firecat

  (Item #: stevetease_1706_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This timeless Classic Folk Rock recording on the original A&M label offers superb Demo Disc Quality sound on both sides
  • These Double Plus (A++) sides will rock your world with their amazing richness, clarity, transparency and ENERGY
  • AMG 5 Stars and a Top 100 album - it just may be the Best Sounding record Cat Stevens ever made
  • Tuesday’s Dead, Morning Has Broken, Bitterblue, Moonshadow, Peace Train - and that's just side two! What side of any album has five songs of such quality?
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Richard and Linda Thompson
Hokey Pokey

  (Item #: thomphokey_1706) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Excellent sound for this classic Richard and Linda Thompson album with both sides earning a Double Plus (A++) or better
  • This was clearly one of the better copies in our shootout with more body, punchier bass and more detail than the average copy
  • Everything you want in the sound of a good British Folk Rock album is here in abundance - enjoy!
  • Allmusic 4 Stars: "The Thompsons, from the opening Irish fiddle derivation of a Chuck Berry riff, through Linda's exquisite performance of "A Heart Needs a Home," to their cover of Mike Waterson's "Mole in a Hole" which closes the record, once again create a timeless amalgam of folk and rock..."
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Van Morrison
Tupelo Honey

  (Item #: morritupel_1705) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Very good Hot Stamper sound on both sides - richer, fuller and more natural than most
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic and featuring some of Stephen Barncard's best engineering
  • Classic 1971 Van Morrison, with tracks like Wild Night, Tupelo Honey, I Wanna Roo You and When That Evening Sun Goes Down
  • Dave Marsh called it "the perfect album for Van... There isn't a bad cut on it, of that I'm really sure."
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Simon & Garfunkel
Wednesday Morning 3 A.M.

  (Item #: simonwedne_1705) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • Excellent sound from the first note to the last; both sides here rated a solid Double Plus (A++)
  • The overall sound is clean, clear, open and spacious with a big bottom end and lovely breathy vocals
  • You won't find this kind of transparency or clarity on the typical pressing
  • Their one true Folk Duo album, featuring the original version of The Sound Of Silence
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Joe Jackson
Body and Soul

  (Item #: jacksbodya_1705) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Only the third copy to ever hit the site and it's killer, with a Double to Triple Plus (A++ - A+++) side one and a Double Plus (A++) side two
  • Big, clean and clear, with far more bass than the average copy, this pressing gets this big band to sound like a Big Band
  • Jackson's 1984 release here has its sonic problems, but a copy as good as this one goes a long way toward fixing them
  • "Body and Soul uses some of the character of 1982's Night and Day album, but instead of splitting up the music into mild jazz, pop, and modern R&B, he decided to tackle one of the genres wholeheartedly, and in doing so he came up with a truly impeccable release."
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U2
War

  (Item #: u2___war_1705_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A wonderful copy: Double Plus (A++) on both sides, with true Mint Minus vinyl throughout
  • Excellent sound from start to finish: big bass, great energy and even a pretty sizable helping of Tubey Magic (for 1983)
  • Full-bodied smooth analog sound is the key to the best pressings, and here both sides have it
  • Allmusic 5 Stars: "U2 always aimed at greatness, but War was the first time they achieved it."
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Kris Kristofferson
The Silver Tongued Devil and I

  (Item #: kristsilve_1705) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A Top Copy of this great Kristofferson album: Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, Double Plus (A++) on side two
  • Both sides are incredibly big and spacious with a huge three-dimensional soundfield
  • Loving Her Was Easier and When I Loved Her both sound superb here
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "On its way to becoming a gold record, The Silver Tongued Devil and I reached the pop Top 20, Kristofferson's career high on that chart, and the country Top Five; thus, Kristofferson made the transition from being a successful songwriter to a successful recording artist."
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Al Dimeola
Elegant Gypsy

  (Item #: dimeoelega_1705_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • The single best copy of this phenomenal Fusion Guitar Jazz Classic to ever hit the site
  • Side two here rates Triple Plus (A+++) with side one close behind at (A++ to 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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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Long After Dark

  (Item #: pettylonga_1705) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Incredible sound with each side rating a Triple Plus (A+++) sonic grade so something very close to it
  • Rich and full-bodied with tight bass, and brimming with Petty's unique brand of rock and roll energy
  • You Got Lucky was the big hit on this album 4 Star Album from 1982
  • Rolling Stone raves "...overall, Long after Dark is Petty's most accomplished record."
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Hall and Oates
Abandoned Luncheonette

  (Item #: hallaaband_1705) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Two excellent sides each rating a solid Double Plus (A++) or better
  • Both sides here are big and full with tons of detail and a huge bottom end
  • A Better Records favorite (Top 100 of course) and an absolute thrill when it sounds like this!
  • 5 stars in the All Music guide: "Sleek, soul-inflected pop/rock"; features the big hit She's Gone
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James Taylor
Dad Loves His Work

  (Item #: taylodadlo_1705) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • One of the best copies to ever hit the site - a shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) side two mated to a killer Double Plus (A++) first side
  • Dramatically bigger, clearer and richer sounding than most, with a far more accurate and natural tonal balance
  • A favorite JT album and perhaps his most underrated, with a great set of songs including Stand and Fight and Summer's Here
  • 4 stars on Allmusic: "James Taylor bounced back from the spotty Flag with this all-original album led by his collaboration with J.D. Souther on "Her Town Too," his biggest pop hit since "Handy Man," and his biggest non-cover hit since his first, "Fire And Rain," in 1970."
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