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Super Hot Stamper

The Band
Northern Lights - Southern Cross

  (Item #: band_north_1612s) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With killer Double Plus (A++) or BETTER sound on both sides, this is a wonderful way to hear The Band's last great album
  • Both of these sides are bigger, more natural, warmer and more solid than most of the others we played
  • This is The Band's undiscovered gem, containing the most powerful tearjerker they ever wrote: "It Makes No Difference"
  • An AMG 4-star album: "...the Band's finest since their self-titled sophomore effort ... "Acadian Driftwood" stands out as one of Robertson's finest compositions, the equal to anything else the Band ever recorded."
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The Doobie Bros.
What Were Once Vices...

  (Item #: doobiwhatw_1709) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy was one of the best we played in our recent shootout
  • This copy has a relaxed, open, and lively sound that works wonderfully with the Doobie Brothers' music
  • Black Water is the big hit on their breakthrough fourth album, and it sounds wonderful here - Eyes of Silver and Another Park, Another Sunday are killer too
  • "The Doobies team up with the Memphis Horns for an even more Southern-flavored album than usual..."
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The Doobie Brothers
Livin' On The Fault Line

  (Item #: doobilivin_1709) 

Our Price: $49.99

  • A solid copy that earned Hot Stamper sonic grades on both sides - it's big and rich
  • The best songs here can hold their own with anything from Minute by Minute and Takin' It to the Streets
  • A sophisticated, soulful pop album from the Michael McDonald era with far too many great songs to list
  • Allmusic 4 stars: "Some of the most challenging and well-developed music of the band's career."
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Ambrosia
One Eighty

  (Item #: ambrooneei_1709) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side one and a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side two, this copy will be very hard to beat
  • Prodigious bass, powerful dynamics, analog Tubey Magical richness and choruses that get big and loud are the hallmarks of our better Hot Stamper copies
  • One Eighty has an excellent mix of rockers and softer pop ballads. The last track, Biggest Part Of Me, no matter how many times you've heard it, on the radio, wherever you happen to be, is unabashed Soft Rock Magic, the way Bread's big ballads are Soft Rock Magic, and we make no apologies for loving the hell out of them both
  • ""Biggest Part of Me" combines rich Beach Boys-styled harmonies with a heartfelt lyric to create a rich slice of blue-eyed soul that gave the group a number two hit single...


 
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Big Brother & The Holding Company
Self-Titled

  (Item #: bigbrbigbr_1709_1) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides this was one of the better copies we played in our recent shootout
  • Forget the Mainstream originals and the Columbia reissues - the solid, rich Tubey Magical sound here is only found on these copies
  • Both sides are clean, clear and open with a huge bottom end and plenty of space
  • A tough record to find with audiophile quality sound and clean vinyl, two reasons you rarely can find it on the site
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Joan Baez
Diamonds and Rust

  (Item #: baez_diamo_1709) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • With a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side two and a seriously good Double Plus side one, this copy will be hard to beat
  • If all you know are the originals you will be surprised at just how rich, natural and Tubey Magical the sound here can be
  • Guaranteed to handily beat the Nautilus Half-Speed as well as the TAS List-approved MoFi (which is awful by the way)
  • Five Stars: "...the real hit was the title track, a self-penned masterpiece and... her finest moment as a songwriter..."
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George Benson
Tell It Like It Is

  (Item #: bensotelli_1709_1) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy was one of the best we played in our recent shootout
  • We guarantee you have never heard this music sound better than it does here, or your money back
  • Allmusic loves Benson's playing here, noting his "...often brilliantly tasty guitar fills and brief solos in many styles and three reverb-heavy vocals."
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Heart
Little Queen

  (Item #: heartlittl_1708_1) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • An excellent copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from the first note to the last
  • Barracuda and Love Alive are two of Heart's best songs bar none and they are guaranteed to blow your mind here
  • Both sides here are big, full and solid with tons of bass and a nice extended top end; one of the better copies we heard in our most recent shootout
  • A Rock and Pop Top 100 album with Demo Disc sound on a very special pressing such as this - it will rock your world
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Burt Bacharach
Reach Out

  (Item #: bachareach_1709) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this was one of the better copies we played in our recent shootout
  • This copy had extension high and low and dynamic power that greatly impressed us
  • Tons of hits -- The Look Of Love, Message To Michael, Alfie, What The World Needs Now, I Say A Little Prayer and more
  • Engineering by Phil Ramone (Casino Royale) and Henry Lewy (Sergio Mendes, Joni Mitchell) each doing their own tracks - compare and contrast for yourself
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The Moody Blues
A Question of Balance

  (Item #: moodyquest_1612s) 

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


  • Side one earned a Double Plus (A++) grade and side two was even better, nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++)!
  • This copy has some of the tubiest, richest, yet clearest Moody Blues sound we've heard
  • Huge and spacious with strong midrange presence - this is the way the band should sound, alive and kickin'!
  • Includes the big hit Question, one of the all time greats by the band, which sounds fantastic here of course
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Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin IV

  (Item #: ledze4_1708) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • An outstanding Hard Rockin' Zep IV with excellent Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides
  • Dramatically fuller and smoother than most, making it possible to get the volume up good and high where it belongs
  • The vinyl is quite a bit quieter than most of the copies we play - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • Black Dog, Rock & Roll, Stairway, When the Levee Breaks, and more, all sounding better than you've ever heard them
  • 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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Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac

  (Item #: fleetfleet_1708_2) 

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
  • A Rock and Pop Top 100 Title - their best sounding album bar none - the sound is tubey like no other Mac LP
  • Relatively quiet at Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus -- these are tough to find any cleaner
  • 5 Stars: "Fleetwood Mac is a blockbuster album that isn't dominated by its hit singles, and its album tracks demonstrate a depth of both songwriting and musicality that would blossom fully on Rumours.
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The Yardbirds
Roger The Engineer

  (Item #: yardbroger_1708) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A stunning Triple Triple (A+++) copy with two shootout winning sides; this is As Good As It Gets folks
  • Here are the full-bodied mids, punchy lows and clear, open top that let this Psych Classic by the band come alive
  • Over, Under, Sideways, Down - the big hit off the album - sounds great here in MONO
  • 5 stars in Allmusic: "The Yardbirds' best individual studio album."
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Randy Newman
12 Songs

  (Item #: newma12son_1703s) 

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


  • Two excellent Double Plus (A++) sides make this a very strong copy of what some consider Newman's best album
  • The sound is clear and highly resolving; more importantly, the piano and vocals are tonally correct
  • The vinyl plays Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus, about as quiet an original pressing as we ever expect to find
  • "Superb material brilliantly executed, 12 Songs was Randy Newman's first great album, and is still one of his finest moments on record." - Allmusic, 5 stars
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John Lennon
Imagine

  (Item #: lennoimagi_1708) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end; this was one of the better copies to emerge from our most recent shootout
  • These killer UK pressings are rich, weighty and oh-so-tubey - it took us a long time to find stampers like these
  • Two of our favorite engineers worked their magic on this recording - our thanks to Eddie Offord and Shelly Yakus
  • "A remarkable collection of songs that Lennon would never be able to better again" -- Allmusic, 5 stars
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The Band
Music From Big Pink

  (Item #: band_music_1708_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Two strong Double Plus (A++) sides AND quiet vinyl make this a consistently impressive copy of this all-time classic album
  • Forget all those lifeless, ambience-free, vague sounding Heavy Vinyl pressings - THIS is the sound of the album
  • It's big, punchy and dynamic, and resolves all the intricacies of the recording that make it so interesting to us audiophiles
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "Over time, Music from Big Pink came to be regarded as a watershed work in the history of rock, one that introduced new tones and approaches to the constantly evolving genre."
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Stevie Wonder
Down To Earth

  (Item #: wondedownt_1702x) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Super Hot Stamper sound on both sides of this mono pressing, fairly quiet vinyl too
  • The cover's still in the shrink - we may never see another this nice!
  • Rich and tubey, with smooth vocals, definitely not the sound of AM radio (thank god)
  • The Big Hit here is Thank You Love and it sounds just right
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Lena Horne & Gabor Szabo
Lena & Gabor

  (Item #: hornelenaa_1702x) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides this copy sounds right from top to bottom
  • Some of the most UNPROCESSED and REAL sounding jazzy pop we have ever played
  • A True Sleeper from 1968 - love the choice of material, love the players, love Lena, love the album!
  • "The contrast of Horne's full-throated voice and Szabo's unconventional, modal guitar playing is mesmerizing..."
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Gabor Szabo with Gary McFarland
Gypsy ’66

  (Item #: szabogypsy_1702s) 

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


  • Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, A+ to A++ on side two, these are some of the highest grades we've ever given out for Gypsy ’66
  • Both sides are especially 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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The Eagles
The Long Run

  (Item #: eaglelongr_1708) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Stunning Triple Triple (A+++) sound making this the best sounding copy of The Long Run you could ask for
  • Both shootout winning sides are big and full, solid and rich, WAY beyond what you'll find on most pressings
  • The best songs - but only the best songs - prove that the Eagles were still at the height of their powers
  • "The Long Run is a chilling and altogether brilliant evocation of Hollywood's nightly Witching Hour, that nocturnal feeding frenzy first detailed by Warren Zevon on his haunting Asylum debut (Warren Zevon, 1976) and the equally powerful Excitable Boy." Rolling Stone
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Van Morrison
His Band And Street Choir

  (Item #: morrihisba_1708) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A stunning Triple Triple (A+++) copy of this great sounding, underrated Van Morrison album
  • The sound is incredible throughout -- full-bodied, clear, and very solid and punchy down low
  • The material is top-notch - Domino, Crazy Face, Blue Money and other classics are all here
  • The best sounding Van Morrison album, a Top 100 title, with classic 1970 Analog sound
  • "As "Domino" opens the album with a show of strength. "Street Choir" closes it with a burst of both musical and poetic energy which is not only better than anything else on the album but may well be one of Van's two or three finest songs." Rolling Stone
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Eagles
On The Border

  (Item #: eagleonthe_1702x) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A killer British SYL copy with Double Plus (A++) sound for this criminally underrated California Country Rock classic
  • Incredibly big, lively, open, rich and present with real extension both up top and down low - quiet vinyl too
  • You Never Cry Like A Lover and The Best Of My Love have Glyn Johns Tubey Magical DEMO DISC Sound
  • We've long been crazy about the sound and music on this album - it's by far the best Eagles album you don't know well
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Heart
Little Queen

  (Item #: heartlittl_1708) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • The best copy to hit the site in a long time - killer Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • Barracuda and Love Alive are two of Heart's best songs bar none and they are guaranteed to blow your mind here
  • It's the rare copy that has the powerful dynamics, deep bass, punchy drums and meaty guitars like you get here
  • A Rock and Pop Top 100 album with Demo Disc sound on a very special pressing such as this - it will rock your world
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Rickie Lee Jones
Rickie Lee Jones

  (Item #: jonesricki_1708) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • A stunning "Triple Triple" (A+++) copy of this longtime audiophile favorite and Singer Songwriter classic
  • Both shootout winning sides are incredibly big, full and dynamic, with the warmth and richness of an all analog recording, even as late as 1979
  • A Better Records Rock & Pop Top 100 album and Demonstration Quality Audiophile Favorite
  • "An astounding debut album that simultaneously sounds like a synthesis of many familiar styles and like nothing that anybody's ever done before."
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Eagles
Hotel California

  (Item #: eaglehotel_1708_2) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • A stunning "Triple Triple" copy that earned our top A+++ grade on both sides!
  • Incredible 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 best copies such as these
  • "Hotel California unveiled what seemed almost like a whole new band" -- Allmusic, 5 stars
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Jethro Tull
Stand Up

  (Item #: jethrstand_1708_1) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • A stunning copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it on both sides
  • This is a True Tull Classic, and a VERY tough record to come by with this kind of sound and quiet vinyl
  • Both British sides give you richness, Tubey Magic, clarity and resolution few copies can touch - and what's more, IT ROCKS
  • Their best album? It gets my vote, and this copy will really make the case if you turn it up good and loud
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Fleetwood Mac
Mystery To Me

  (Item #: fleetmyste_1708_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Outstanding sound throughout with side one earning a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sonic grade with side two close behind
  • A JOY to listen to, with breathy vocals, textured string arrangements, and the kind of rich, warm sound that's the hallmark of ANALOG
  • Some of their best songwriting - this is TP's personal favorite Fleetwood Mac Album of All Time, to this very day
  • "... the amazing and almost telepathic drums and bass of Mick Fleetwood and John McVie give this effort more panache and muscle than was represented on this effort's predecessor, Bare Trees."
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Men At Work
Business As Usual

  (Item #: menatbusin_1708) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A stunning copy of this '80's classic -- Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • Who Can It Be Now and Down Under are the big hits and they both sound fantastic on the A+++ side one here
  • Big and full-bodied, and much smoother than most, with energy like no other, the sound here immediately set the sonic bar very high
  • "The production sound was low-key, but clean and uncluttered. Indeed, the songs stood by themselves with little embellishment save for a bright, melodic, singalong quality."
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Tom Waits
Closing Time

  (Item #: waitsclosi_1708) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With two nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sides, this copy is right there with the best we heard in our recent first-ever shootout
  • With exceptional space and clarity to complement the richness of the vintage analog sound, this copy was almost unbeatable
  • 'Ol' 55 is the highpoint of the album for us - check out The Eagles version from On The Border to hear their more polished (less-boozy) take on it
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Tom Waits' debut album is a minor-key masterpiece filled with songs of late-night loneliness. Within the apparently narrow range of the cocktail bar pianistics and muttered vocals, Waits and producer Jerry Yester manage a surprisingly broad collection of styles..."
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Cat Stevens
Izitso

  (Item #: steveizits_1612x) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Two killer sides, with Double Plus (A++) sound or better - big and rockin', the right sound for this music
  • The bottom end has the kind of WHOMP that brings a song like Old Schoolyard to life
  • Relatively quiet vinyl, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus - they don't really come quieter than this
  • Rolling Stone praised the album for blending together elements of folk rock and electronic music, "often in apparent opposition to each other", with "the diversity and the maturity to match this seeming incongruity."
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Joe Cocker
Joe Cocker (1969)

  (Item #: cockejoeco_1969_1701x) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A killer copy with a Triple Plus (A+++) side two and a Double Plus (A++) side one - they don't get much better than this!
  • Here it is - the energy, space and full, rich, Tubey Magical sound this music needs to work
  • You get Triple Plus sound for some of his best tracks here: Something; Delta Lady; Hello, Little Friend; and Darling Be Home Soon
  • "Cocker mixed elements of late-'60s English blues revival recordings (John Mayall, et al.) with the more contemporary sounds of soul and pop; a sound fused in no small part by producer and arranger Leon Russell, whose gumbo mix figures prominently on this eponymous release and the infamous Mad Dogs & Englishmen live set." - 4 Stars
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Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton

  (Item #: claptericc_1612x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A killer copy, earning Double Plus (A++) grades for both sides, guaranteed to trounce whatever you've heard
  • An underrated Blues Rock masterpiece from 1970 - easily his best studio album outside of Layla
  • 4 1/2 stars in the All Music Guide and a longtime Better Records favorite - almost every song is good, and many are superb
  • "Clapton turns out concise solos that de-emphasize his status as guitar god, even when they display astonishing musicality and technique."
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Steely Dan
Aja

  (Item #: steelaja_1708_2) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Two excellent Hot Stamper sides make this an Aja pressing that's a big step up over most copies
  • Punchy and lively with the richness, warmth and clarity to raise it well above the sound of most pressings
  • One of these sides actually earned a Double Plus (A++) grade - this is very special record at the price
  • 4 1/2 stars in the Allmusic: "...it's a measured and textured album, filled with subtle melodies and accomplished, jazzy solos that blend easily into the lush instrumental backdrops. It's complex music delivered with ease..."
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Santana
Inner Secrets

  (Item #: santainner_1612x) 

Our Price: $89.99

  • Outstanding Big and Bold Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - on reasonably quiet vinyl too!
  • Power and energy are what make this album a true Demo Disc in the world of rock, and this copy has plenty of both
  • A sleeper in the Santana canon that boasts some of the best sound the band ever put to vinyl - shockingly good sound
  • Top tracks here include three of their biggest barnburners: Dealer (Traffic), Stormy and Well...All Right (Blind Faith)
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Little Feat
Hoy-Hoy

  (Item #: littlhoyho_1609x) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Three sides Super Hot at Double Plus (A++) or better; side four AMAZING at Triple Plus (A+++)
  • Incredibly solid from start to finish -- punchy, big and present, with great bass
  • Our pick for the best sounding Little Feat album -- it's a monster
  • Filled with live performances, obscurities, album tracks and some new songs -- a great mix of material
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Luiz Bonfa
Softly

  (Item #: bonfasoftl_1708) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This original Epic pressing has superb Shootout Winning sound, earning a Triple Plus (A+++) grade on side one and close to it on side two
  • If you're looking to demonstrate just how good 1966 All Tube Analog sound can be, this copy is just the record that can do it
  • The soundstage, depth and height of this recording are as huge and three-dimensional as any you've heard
  • "One of the better early bossa albums by Bonfa, and one that doesn't have the sleepy quality that you find on some of his other records. Luiz' guitar is backed by a nice little combo, and the tracks have a lively rhythm, with occasional vocals, and some nice flute solos from time to time."
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Stevie Ray Vaughan
Soul To Soul

  (Item #: vaughsoult_1708) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides of this classic Electric Blues Guitar album
  • This is one of the better copies 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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Badfinger
Straight Up

  (Item #: badfistrai_1708) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A KILLER copy with Double Plus sound (A++) on both sides - on some of the quietest vinyl we've heard in ages
  • Clean, clear and dynamic with tons of space and transparency, this is the way to hear this band's masterpiece
  • The sound here just JUMPS out of the speakers, which is exactly what the best copies of the album are supposed to (but rarely) do
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "This fine songwriting, combined with sharp performances and exquisite studio craft, make Straight Up one of the cornerstones of power-pop, a record that proved that it was possible to make classic guitar-pop after its golden era had passed."
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Joe Cocker
Mad Dogs And Englishmen

  (Item #: cockemaddo_clone_me) 

Our Price: $199.99

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

  (Item #: dylanbefor_1708) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • An excellent copy with all four sides rating a strong Double Plus (A++) for sound or something very close to it
  • Dylan and The Band team up for exuberant versions of many classics from each of their repertoires - a copy like this lets you appreciate just how wonderful the performances are
  • "Dylan reworks, rearranges, reinterprets these songs in ways that are still disarming, years after its initial release... "
  • "Without qualification, this is the craziest and strongest rock and roll ever recorded. All analogous live albums fall flat."
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The Cars
The Cars

  (Item #: cars_cars_1708_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • SUPERB Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on side one, close to the best we heard all day
  • Side two earned a Double Plus grade (A++) - both sides are super rich and lively throughout - a true New Wave Demo Disc from 1978
  • A Better Records Rock & Pop Top 100 title and the band's masterpiece
  • 5 stars in the AMG: "The band jokingly referred to the album as their "true greatest-hits album," but it's no exaggeration — all nine tracks are new wave/rock classics, still in rotation on rock radio."
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Tom Waits
Nighthawks At The Diner

  (Item #: waitsnight_1708) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An excellent copy averaging a solid Double Plus (A++) across all four sides
  • One of our very favorite Waits albums for music and sound, and this copy will show you why!
  • The clarity, transparency and immediacy put you right there as Waits and crew lay it down live in the studio
  • A one-of-a-kind album (and incredible recording) with elements of poetry, spoken word and jazz -- tons of fun
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Tom Waits
The Heart of Saturday Night

  (Item #: waitsheart_1708) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An excellent sounding copy of this Tom Waits classic with both sides rating a Double Plus (A++)
  • The overall sound is big, full and solid with a punchy bottom end and plenty of presence
  • A great Bones Howe recording that shines on the copies that sound like this one
  • Good sounding Tom Waits vinyl in clean condition is tough to come by these days - this is one of the better copies to ever hit the site
  • "Musically, the album contains the same mixture of folk, blues, and jazz as its predecessor ... (Looking For) The Heart of Saturday Night and Semi Suite are the equal of anything on Closing Time."
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Steely Dan
Aja

  (Item #: steelaja_1708) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Killer Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - this pressing will show you a BIG, BOLD Aja you never knew existed
  • Punchy, full and smooth, with the kind of rhythmic energy that brings out the cool, jazzy funk that's at the heart of the album
  • A Top 100 album and a true Demo Disc on an exceptionally lively pressing such as this - the Aja suite here is amazing
  • 4 1/2 stars in the Allmusic: "...it's a measured and textured album, filled with subtle melodies and accomplished, jazzy solos that blend easily into the lush instrumental backdrops. It's complex music delivered with ease..."
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Little Feat
The Last Record Album

  (Item #: littllastr_1612x) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • The first Triple Triple (A+++) copy to ever hit the site - truly amazing sound for this classic from beginning to end
  • The drums are rich and fat, a perfect match for the sound of the album as a whole
  • Consistently strong songwriting with dramatically more emotionally powerful tracks than their other releases
  • Features great songs like All That You Dream, Long Distance Love, Mercenary Territory and more
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The Who
Who By Numbers

  (Item #: who__whoby_1701x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy with strong Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides
  • Glyn Johns' MAGIC is on display here, with open mics in a big studio space creating the 3-D Soundscapes we love
  • Features two of their most iconic songs, Slip Kid and Squeezebox, and both sound great on this copy
  • Allmusic 4 Stars - Rolling Stone raves: "They may have made their greatest album in the face of [their personal problems]. But only time will tell."
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The Who
Who Are You

  (Item #: who__whoar_1612x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two superb hard rockin' sides - a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side two and a Double Plus (A++) side one
  • This copy has the Glyn Johns/The Who BIG and BOLD Sound we demand from this famous producer/artist collaboration
  • One of the quieter Hot Stamper copies we've found -- both sides are awfully close to Mint Minus
  • The title song sounds great on this nearly White Hot side two - the dynamic power of the recording comes through loud and clear
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Ry Cooder
Chicken Skin Music

  (Item #: coodechick_1708) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Only the second killer Triple Plus (A+++) copy of this Ry Cooder album to hit the site in over SIX YEARS!
  • Both great sides of this 2-pack have insanely good Triple Plus (A+++) sound - you won't believe it
  • This pressing conveys the live-in-the-studio quality of the music like nothing you've ever heard
  • The transparency and resolution here let you appreciate even the most subtle timbres of Ry and crew's wide arsenal of instruments
  • Allmusic 4 stars: "Probably Ry Cooder's most eccentric record since his first, but it's also one of his most entertaining."
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Bill Evans
Quintessence

  (Item #: evansquint_1708) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides, giving you an amazing copy of this wonderful Bill Evans album -- a Better Records favorite
  • It's incredibly big, full and solid with deep punchy bass
  • Relatively quiet Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus vinyl, damn good for Fantasy in the '70s
  • Evans is joined here by an all-star lineup of Harold Land, Kenny Burrell, Ray Brown and the great Philly Joe Jones.
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Bill Evans
Moon Beams

  (Item #: evansmoonb_1708) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides, this is one of the better copies of Bill Evans' 1962 classic to ever hit the site
  • Full-bodied and warm, exactly the way vintage analog should sound, yet as clear and as open as any pressing you've ever heard
  • The first album Evans recorded after Scott LaFaro's death and it is deep - what an immersive experience
  • Allmusic raves it's "...so well paced and sequenced the record feels like a dream ... Moonbeams was a startling return to the recording sphere and a major advancement in his development as a leader."
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The B-52's
Wild Planet

  (Item #: b-52swildp_1708) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two excellent sides for the B-52s sophomore effort both rating a Double Plus (A++) or close to it
  • The overall sound is super big, rich and lively with plenty of energy and presence
  • Credit for the punch and life of the recording must go to the engineering skills of our man Rhett Davies
  • Allmusic 4 1/2 Stars: "...a cunning mix of girl group, garage band, surf, and television theme song influences, all propelled along by an itchy dance beat."
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Bad Company
Bad Company

  (Item #: badcobadco_1708_1) 

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 Band
Rock Of Ages

  (Item #: band_rocko_1708) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A great sounding copy with very good sound (A+ to A++) on the first three sides and even better sound (A++) on the fourth
  • The best copies are surprisingly TRANSPARENT -- just listen to all the "room" around the vocals on these four sides
  • A classic double live album with a consistently well-arranged and energetically performed set of songs
  • "It could be argued that it captured the spirit of the Band at the time in a way none of their other albums do." -- Allmusic, 4 stars
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Brewer & Shipley
Tarkio

  (Item #: brewetarki_1708_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A consistently good pressing from start to finish, earning Double Plus (A++) grades for sound on both sides
  • Tubey magical, rich and sweet, the album is the epitome of the glorious warm sound of a Stephen Barncard recording at its best
  • A Desert Island Disc for yours truly - if you love Hippie Folk Rock, e.g., American Beauty, this album might just knock you out
  • "Notable not just for the inclusion of "One Toke Over the Line" but also for the great back porch stoned ambience of the entire recording, this 1970 effort from the band is ripe with dope references and subversive humor."
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The Beatles
Magical Mystery Tour

  (Item #: beatlmagic_1708_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides -- spacious, rich, full, big and lively
  • Relatively quiet vinyl from start to finish for this vintage German pressing
  • What a set of songs: Fool on the Hill, I Am The Walrus, Strawberry Fields Forever, Baby You’re A Rich Man, All You Need Is Love, Penny Lane and many more
  • A Psych Masterpiece from 1967 and a Better Records Rock and Pop Top 100 album
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Cream
Disraeli Gears

  (Item #: creamdisra_1708) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • An outstanding copy on UK Blue Reaction, earning very respectable Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides
  • Lively and clear with a solid bottom end and plenty of Tubey Magic, as well as much less grit and grain
  • Excellent sound for classics like Strange Brew, Sunshine Of Your Love and Tales of Brave Ulysses
  • "...the imagination of the arrangements, the strength of the compositions, and especially the force of the musicianship make this album transcend its time." -- Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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Ramsey Lewis Trio
The In Crowd

  (Item #: lewisincro_1708_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent copy with both sides rating a Double Plus (A++) or better
  • It's taken us years, but Lewis's breakout bestselling album The In Crowd finally makes its debut at Better Records
  • If you want to know what jazz at an intimate nightclub would have sounded like in 1965, play this record - this is that sound
  • AMG raves "...this is the moment where Lewis shined the brightest, the "in crowd" at the club was verbally into it, and the time for this music was right."
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The Beach Boys
Surfer Girl

  (Item #: beachsurfe_1708_1) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • A very strong copy: excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end
  • Less spitty, fuller, richer, smoother, tubier -- these are the qualities the typical pressings miss
  • "...it was clear that Surfer Girl was a significant step forward for The Beach Boys - and the first of many."
  • Four Stars in Rolling Stone, Five Stars in the Rolling Stone Album Guide; features In My Room and the title track
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The Kinks
Sleepwalker

  (Item #: kinkssleep_1702x) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This Shootout Winning copy of Sleepwalker is killer, rating Double Plus (A++) on the first side and Triple Plus (A+++) on the second
  • It's the first copy to hit the site in years, and about as good as its gets for the Kinks triumphant return to the charts
  • The sound is full-bodied, lively and smooth - RL's mastering contributes the big bottom end you want for this music
  • Juke Box Music, representing Ray Davies' fun and engaging pop sensibilities at their best, in Triple Plus sound? Awesome!
  • Rolling Stone raved that "The Kinks' playing on Sleepwalker is easily their most powerful since 'Lola'.
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Ry Cooder
Jazz

  (Item #: coodejazz_1701s) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • An outstanding copy of this exceptional recording boasting Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • So much to like about this pressing - clean, clear and full-bodied with tons of energy and presence
  • Lee Herschberg is one of our favorite engineers - he worked on most of Cooder's albums from this period and did his usually great job once again
  • "The complexity of the material on Jazz, as well as the arrangements by Joseph Byrd, dictate that this is Cooder's most polished and orchestrated effort to date."
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Townes Van Zandt
Townes Van Zandt

  (Item #: vanzatowne_1704x) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This Triple Plus (A+++) pressing on Tomato from 1978 is a knockout from first note to last
  • Both sides are big, lively, clear and present - we really could find no fault in the sound
  • If you like your Singer Songwriter/Country Folk albums darker and more austere, this is the album for you
  • "As usual, his closely observed lyrics touched on desperate themes, notably in tbe mining ballad "Lungs," but they were still highly poetic, especially the album-closing "None But The Rain," which reflected on a failed relationship."
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Toto
IV

  (Item #: toto_IV_1702x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Killer Double Plus (A++) sound for both sides of this copy of Toto's Must Own Masterpiece
  • Clear, lively and rockin' with the kind of smooth, rich, tubey sound you sure don't hear on too many '80s pop albums
  • Rosanna and Africa are both knockouts here, with amazing weight, scale and energy
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "Toto IV was both the group's comeback and its peak ...Toto's best and most consistent record."
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The Three
The Three
(33 RPM)

  (Item #: threethree_33_1702x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A true Demo Disc - both sides of this shockingly good sounding pressing earned a sonic grade of Double Plus (A++) or better
  • The transients are uncannily lifelike - listen for the huge amounts of kinetic energy produced when Shelly whacks the hell out of his cymbals
  • My favorite Piano Trio Jazz Album of All Time; every one of those six tracks is brilliantly arranged and performed (if you have the right takes of course; more about that later)
  • 4 Stars: "One of Joe Sample's finest sessions as a leader" - with Shelly Manne and Ray Brown, we would say it's clearly his finest session, as a leader or simply as the piano player in a killer trio
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Billy Joel
The Stranger

  (Item #: joel_stran_1708) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A Shootout Winning pressing - Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, a strong Double Plus (A++) on side two, and rockin' from start to finish
  • The sound is huge, open and spacious with plenty of driving energy and a big punchy bottom end thanks to Phil Ramone's engineering
  • The Stranger, Only the Good Die Young, Vienna, Just The Way You Are, Movin' Out, She's Always A Woman - some of Joel's strongest songwriting is here
  • 4 1/2 stars in the AMG: "Joel rarely wrote a set of songs better than those on The Stranger, nor did he often deliver an album as consistently listenable."
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Hot Tuna
Hot Tuna

  (Item #: hottuhottu_1708) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An incredible Triple Plus (A+++) side one and an excellent Double Plus (A++) side two make this an unusually great sounding copy.
  • Relaxed and natural with a punchy bottom end, plenty of space and wonderfully present vocals
  • Live, all acoustic, mostly Blues and Rags, this is about as far from the Jefferson Airplane as you can get
  • Allmusic 4 Stars: "The result was less an indulgence than a new direction."


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Chet Baker
Plays The Best Of Lerner And Loewe

  (Item #: bakerplays_1708) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With two nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sides, this copy is close to the BEST we have ever heard bar none
  • Big, rich, smooth, open, natural, with plenty of tight bass - what's not to like? This copy is killin' it
  • Some of the best jazz guys of the day back up Chet on this one: Zoot Sims, Pepper Adams, Bill Evans, Herbie Mann and more
  • "...the timelessness of the melodies, coupled with the assembled backing aggregate, make Chet Baker Plays the Best of Lerner and Loewe (1959) a memorable concept album."
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Sonny Rollins
Alternate Takes

  (Item #: rollialter_1701x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) or better sound on both sides on very quiet vinyl - this copy plays a true Mint Minus
  • One of our favorite Sonny Rollins records for sound, and this side two nearly earned a Triple Plus grade
  • Great alternate takes from the Way Out West and Contemporary Leaders sessions
  • 4 1/2 stars in the AMG: "Hard-swinging and frequently superb."
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Shelly Manne / Bill Evans
Empathy

  (Item #: manneempat_1708) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • With two Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning sides, there is nothing that could touch this original stereo copy
  • This outstanding Jazz Piano Trio album is truly a Forgotten Classic with DEMO DISC audiophile quality sound - on this copy anyway
  • So big, so rich, so transparent, so open, so musical - this copy showed us that this album can compete with any recording by Bill or Shelly
  • Allmusic 4 Stars: "Evans was freed from the musical parameters he had set for his then-current trio. The result is that his playing seemed lighter, freer, and more relaxed than it had for a while. "
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Bob Cooper
Coop! The Music Of Bob Cooper

  (Item #: coopecoopt_1708) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy was one of the best we played in our recent shootout
  • These guys are playing live in the studio and you can really feel their presence on every track -- assuming you have a copy that sounds like this one
  • An amazing 1958 All Tube Live-in-the-Studio Jazz recording by the legendary Roy DuNann
  • "Tenor saxophonist Bob Cooper's only Contemporary album is a near-classic and one of his finest recordings ...This set is an underrated gem."
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June Christy
Something Cool

  (Item #: chrissomet_1708_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Miss Christy's Must Own Masterpiece here boasts superb Double Plus (A++) Mono Hot Stamper sound or BETTER
  • Need a refresher course in Tubey Magic after playing too many remastered records? This 1955 original Capitol turquoise pressing is overflowing with it
  • A favorite Cool School vocalist - we just wish we could find more clean copies of her albums - side one is fairly quiet
  • Allmusic 5 Stars: "Christy established herself as an artist who strove for the very best in song selection, arrangements, and notably intelligent interpretation. There were perhaps other vocalists with greater vocal equipment, but few could match June Christy's artistic integrity."
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Neil Young
After The Gold Rush

  (Item #: youngafter_1708_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A superb pressing, Double Plus (A++) or better on both sides, guaranteed killer sound from first note to last
  • This is the embodiment of the Classic Rock sound we love - rich, full-bodied, warm, punchy, dynamic and clear
  • One of our favorite classic rock albums for music and sound, arguably Neil's best
  • Allmusic 5 Stars, A Top 100 title, and a Demo Disc that is guaranteed to knock your socks off
  • "It's a magnificent, style-setting album which saw the Canadian's elevation to rock hero. For those who like their emotion raw."
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Pink Floyd
The Wall

  (Item #: pinkfthewa_1708_1) 

Our Price: $279.99

  • An excellent copy, with Double Plus (A++) sound or better on all four sides and relatively quiet vinyl to boot
  • Buzzing helicopters, ringing telephones, clicking typewriters and so on happen RIGHT THERE in the room with you
  • James Guthrie labored mightily to make this one as big, bold and immersive as any Prog Rock recording we know of - and succeeded brilliantly
  • Rock & Pop Top 100 , 4 1/2 stars in the AMG, and proof that analog in 1979 could still be amazing
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Ringo Starr
Ringo

  (Item #: starrringo_1708_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side one and a Double Plus (A++) side two, this copy can't be beat
  • The sound was huge, rich, Tubey Magical, smooth and - gulp! - natural in a way that no other copy was
  • The big hits are here: Photograph, You're Sixteen, Oh My My and many, many more
  • "Ringo's best and most consistent new studio album, Ringo represented both the drummer/singer's most dramatic comeback and his commercial peak."
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Jethro Tull
Aqualung

  (Item #: jethraqual_1708) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A very good sounding copy, with both sides earning Hot Stamper grades and playing fairly quietly
  • The sound is excellent from start to finish - clean, clear and open with a nice bottom end and good energy
  • A Top 100 title that still floors us on the better copies - guaranteed to eat any Heavy Vinyl pressing's lunch
  • 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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Frank Sinatra
September Of My Years

  (Item #: sinatsepte_1708) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Triple Plus (A+++) on side two and Double Plus (A++) on side one, killer sound throughout
  • Both sides are exceptionally spacious and three-dimensional, as well as relaxed and full-bodied -- just wonderful
  • A Demo Quality Tubey Magical disc, but it only sounds that way on the Blue Green original stereo pressings like this one
  • 5 stars on Allmusic (""one of Frank Sinatra's triumphs of the '60s") and Grammy Album of the Year for 1967
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Ella Fitzgerald
Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!

  (Item #: fitzgclaph_1708) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • This original stereo pressing is incredible from first note to last, earning a Triple Plus (A+++) on side one and a Double Plus (A++) on side two
  • Both sides are rich, smooth, Tubey Magical and dynamic with lovely, breathy vocals and excellent bass
  • This copy is as quiet as any we've ever heard - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on both sides - nice!
  • Our single favorite female vocal album here at Better Records, Ella's small group masterpiece
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Jethro Tull
Thick As A Brick

  (Item #: jethrthick_1612x) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • 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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Jethro Tull
Thick As A Brick

  (Item #: jethrthick_1708_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A consistently strong copy: Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish, on relatively quiet vinyl to boot
  • A Top 100 title and the BEST SOUNDING ALBUM Jethro Tull ever recorded - allow us to make the case
  • A stunning Demo Disc to Rule Them All -- sure to be the best you've ever heard Tull sound if you have the system for it
  • 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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AC/DC
Back In Black

  (Item #: acdc_backi_1708_1) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • A stunning original pressing with a Triple Plus (A+++) side two and a Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side one
  • Once again Robert Ludwig delivers the Rock and Roll Power, and it only took us about ten copies to find one that makes good on its promise
  • A Top 100 album, and clearly one of the hardest rockin' records ever made - as we are fond of saying, None Rocks Harder
  • 5 stars "Song for song, they deliver not just mammoth riffs but songs that are anthems, from the greasy "Shoot to Thrill" to the pummeling "Back in Black," which pales only next to "You Shook Me All Night Long," the greatest one-night-stand anthem in rock history."
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Mike Auldridge
Dobro

  (Item #: auldrdobro_1603x) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Superb instrumental sound on both of these Double Plus (A++) sides - this is a favorite sleeper album of ours
  • Dobro is a wonderful sounding album of relaxed (not frenetic) sweetly melodic Bluegrass-tinged music
  • The sound here is rich, warm and shockingly Tubey Magical, with plenty of bottom end weight
  • Demo Disc quality natural reproduction of banjos, mandolins, dobros, fiddles and voices too
  • "Legendary... Magical things went on as the tapes rolled." -- Allmusic, 4 stars
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Julie London
Lonely Girl

  (Item #: londolonel_1708) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A Knockout of Female Voice and Guitar: Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side mated to a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side two
  • Julie is in the room with you - intimate, breathy and Tubey Magical like practically nothing you've ever heard
  • For late night listening this is surely one of the best Sultry Female Vocal recordings ever made - you won't believe it
  • "Lone guitarist Al Viola plays gentle Spanish-tinged acoustic behind the hushed vocalist, and it suits London perfectly. While the singer was often chided for her beauty and lack of range, she deftly navigates these ballads without any rhythmic underpinnings to fall back on. London's intense focus on phrasing and lyrics recalls Chet Baker's equally telescopic approach."
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Queen
Hot Space

  (Item #: queenhotsp_1708) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, Double Plus (A++) on side two, this copy took top honors in our recent shootout
  • The best copies - like this one - have plenty of bass and are smoother and fuller than the others
  • Disco, funk, rhythm and blues, dance and pop music all found their way onto this 1982 release
  • The monster hit Under Pressure with none other than Mr David Bowie closes out side two
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Offenbach / Gaite Parisienne & Chopin / Les Sylphides

  (Item #: offengaite_rd_1708) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This wonderful Readers Digest disc has outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound for Gaite Parisienne on exceptionally quiet vinyl
  • The dynamic energy, clarity and power of this work come through on this top copy like nothing you have ever heard
  • Side one - the Offenbach side - is in correct polarity, while side two - the Chopin side - is reversed
  • "This is unpretentious, well-crafted music, and while it will not appeal to those exclusively interested in serious listening, it is undeniably masterful within its genre."
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Charles Mingus
Mingus Revisited

  (Item #: mingurevis_1708) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • You'll find outstanding sound on this wonderful original Limelight LP - both earned Double Plus (A++) sonic grades
  • This copy sounds like a big room full of musicians (25 in all!) playing live, which it surely was
  • The Tubey Magical richness of this 1960 recording is breathtaking - no modern record can touch it
  • Allmusic gives it 4 stars and we think it's maybe even a better than that
  • Two tracks are contrapuntal arrangements of two swing era pieces, whereby "Take the "A" Train" (left channel) is paired with a simultaneous "Exactly Like You" (right channel), and likewise "Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me" with "I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart".
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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Damn the Torpedoes

  (Item #: pettydamnt_1708) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A stunning copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on the second side and Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • The sound is super punchy with jumping-right-out-of-the-speakers presence and energy
  • Tons of hits too: Refugee, Here Comes My Girl, and my favorite of the bunch, Don't Do Me Like That
  • A 5 star album on Allmusic: "Few mainstream rock albums of the late '70s and early '80s were quite as strong as this...."
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Elvis Costello
This Year's Model

  (Item #: costethisy_1708) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • WOW -- an incredible Triple Plus (A+++) side two backed with an excellent Double Plus (A++) side one for this Elvis Costello classic!
  • You're gonna love the sound here - full-bodied and punchy with a solid low end and excellent presence for Elvis's vocals
  • The bass is right - the moment-to-moment rhythmic changes in the songs are clear and the band swings the way it's supposed to
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "The most remarkable thing about the album is the sound — Costello and the Attractions never rocked this hard, or this vengefully, ever again."
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Elton John
Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only The Piano Player

  (Item #: john_donts_1708) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An amazing copy with both sides rating between a Double and Triple Plus (A++ to A+++), just shy of White Hot
  • Incredibly big, full and lively with tons of Tubey Magic and punchy solid bass, and on fairly quiet vinyl too!
  • Thanks to Ken Scott's brilliant engineering and Gus Dudgeon's production savvy, every song here sounds better than you imagined
  • 4 stars in the AMG: "His most direct, pop-oriented album... a very enjoyable piece of well-crafted pop/rock."
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James Taylor
JT

  (Item #: taylojt_1708s) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end for this exceptionally well recorded album
  • This copy is big and lively with plenty of bottom end weight and a nicely extended top end
  • The big hits Your Smiling Face and Handy Man both sound great here - thanks Val Garay!
  • "JT was James Taylor's best album since Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon because it acknowledged the darkness of his earlier work while explaining the deliberate lightness of his current viewpoint, and because it was his most consistent collection in years."
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James Taylor
Dad Loves His Work

  (Item #: taylodadlo_1708) 

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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The Cars
Candy-O

  (Item #: cars_candy_1703x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A killer copy of The Cars' New Wave Classic, boasting amazing Double Plus (A++) sound or better on BOTH sides
  • Some of the best sound you'll ever hear on Candy-O -- big, punchy, DYNAMIC, clear and lively
  • A great lineup of songs with Demo Disc sound quality, thanks to Roy Thomas Baker's production
  • 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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The Doobie Brothers
Toulouse Street

  (Item #: doobitoulo_1706x) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • 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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Donald Byrd
A New Perspective

  (Item #: byrd_newpe_1703x) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A KILLER copy of one of our all-time favorite Blue Note albums and only the second Triple Plus (A+++) copy to hit the site in years!
  • Side two won our shootout, earning a Triple Plus (A+++) grade - side one boasts a strong Double Plus (A++) grade as well
  • To hear the real RVG magic, play Beast of Burden on side one -- you'll hear some real audiophile Demo Disc sound
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "One of the most successful uses of a gospel choir in a jazz context. This is a memorable effort that is innovative in its own way, a milestone in Donald Byrd's career."
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Dire Straits
Love Over Gold

  (Item #: diresloveo_1708) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent British Vertigo pressing with both sides rating a solid Double Plus (A++) or close to it
  • 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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Chicago
Chicago Transit Authority

  (Item #: chicachica1_1708) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A Killer Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on side four, Double Plus (A++) on the rest
  • All four of these sides boast outstanding sound for this band's boldly arranged horn-based rock
  • Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?, I'm A Man and Questions 67 and 68 are huge and energetic here
  • "In April of 1969, the four sides of Chicago Transit Authority unleashed a formidable and ultimately American musical experience... an unheralded synthesis of electric guitar wailin' rock & roll to more deeply rooted jazz influences and arrangements."
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The Beatles
Rubber Soul

  (Item #: beatlrubbe_1708_2) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • 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 Beatles
Rubber Soul

  (Item #: beatlrubbe_1708_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A very good sounding copy, with both sides earning excellent Hot Stamper grades
  • For those of you looking for quieter vinyl, here it is - this copy plays a true Mint Minus all the way through
  • If you wasted your money on the 180g pressing this is the copy you need to hear in order to know how the album should sound
  • A Top 100 Title, Five Big Stars on Allmusic, and a Classic of Folk Rock that belongs in any right-thinking audiophile's collection
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Santana
Santana (III)

  (Item #: santasanta1) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Double Plus (A++) on the each side
  • Amazing presence, clarity and transparency
  • Surprising amounts of Tubey Magic -- some of the best sound Santana achieved in the studio
  • 4 1/2 stars in the All Music Guide: "This is essential Santana, a record that deserves to be reconsidered in light of its lasting abundance and vision."
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Chet Atkins
The Other Chet Atkins

  (Item #: atkinother_1612x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Both sides of this pressing earned excellent Double Plus (A++) grades, truly worthy of their "Super Disc" status
  • The sound is incredibly rich and tubey with excellent clarity and nice punch down low - quiet vinyl too
  • Chet plays all acoustic Spanish Guitar on this amazing Living Stereo recording from 1960
  • Bill Porter's All Tube engineering makes this a TAS Super Disc that lives up to its reputation and then some
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The Beach Boys
Surf's Up

  (Item #: beachsurfs_1701x) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it on both sides -- one of the best copies to ever hit the site
  • Both sides are incredibly rich, sweet and full with super breathy vocals, huge amounts of space and excellent bass
  • Relatively quiet vinyl -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • 4 stars on Allmusic: "A masterpiece... defined the Beach Boys' tumultuous career better than any other album."
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Neil Diamond
Stones

  (Item #: diamostone_1708) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A Top Copy -- Triple Plus (A+++) on the second side, Double Plus (A++) on the first - this is the way to hear it!
  • Armin Steiner engineered - Stones is the best sounding album of Diamond's that we've critically auditioned in large numbers
  • Stones and I Am... I Said are killer on the A+++ side one, but both sides have outstanding sonics
  • 4 Stars: "Stones is a stronger album than most of Neil Diamond's late-'60s records. An engaging collection of mainstream pop."
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