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White Hot Stamper

Miles Davis
Sketches Of Spain

  (Item #: davissketc_1701) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side one with a side two that's very nearly as good (A++ to A+++) make this a truly killer copy!
  • Both of these Six Eye original stereo sides were stunning, knocking us out and naturally earning our top sonic grade (or close to it)
  • Tons of ambience and Tubey Magic - this 30th Street recording shows just how good Columbia's engineers were back then
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "The most luxuriant and stridently romantic recording Davis ever made"
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Spirit
Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus

  (Item #: spiritwelv_1701) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A stunning Top Copy -- Triple Plus (A+++) or very close to it on both sides
  • Huge, lively and dynamic with a massive punchy bottom end -- this Psych Masterpiece creates an entire world of its own
  • Nature's Way, Animal Zoo and Mr. Skin all sound out of this world on this copy
  • "Spirit's crowning moment and one of the era's great underrated albums."*
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Gram Parsons
Grievous Angel

  (Item #: parsogriev_1701) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A KILLER copy of this country rock classic and only the third copy to ever hit the site
  • Amazing Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side one backed with an excellent Double Plus (A++) side two
  • The sound here is incredibly rich, full and tubey magical with plenty of presence and one of the harshness that plagues most copies
  • "... one would be hard pressed to name an artist who made an album this strong only a few weeks before their death — or at any time of their life, for that matter." - All Music


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Alan Parsons Project
Tales of Mystery & Imagination

  (Item #: parsotales_1701) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • A Top Copy - Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side two and excellent Double Plus sound (A++) on side one
  • An amazingly well recorded album - these two sides are proof positive
  • A longtime audiophile favorite that made the TAS Super Disc List for its astounding dynamics
  • "[A]n extremely mesmerizing aural journey through some of Edgar Allan Poe's most renowned works. With the use of synthesizers, drums, guitar, and even a glockenspiel, Parsons' shivering effects make way for an eerie excursion into Poe's well-known classics."
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Neil Diamond
Stones

  (Item #: diamostone_1701) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • 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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Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66
Fool on the Hill

  (Item #: mendefoolo_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent sound on both sides with each rating a Double Plus (A++) or close to it
  • We haven't had any good copies up since 2013 — these are TOUGH to come by
  • Both sides are rich, smooth and full with lots of bottom end weight
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Even though he had become thoroughly embedded in the consciousness of mainstream America, Mendes still managed to have it three ways, exposing first-class tunes from little-known Brazilian talent, garnering commercial hits, and also making some fine records."
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Vivaldi / The Four Seasons / I Solisti di Zagreb / Janigro

  (Item #: vivalfours_van_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A superb Double Plus (A++) LP, one of the better finishers in our recent shootout, the first we have done since 2012
  • Bigger, richer, and more extended up top, this pressing was clearly more involving than almost every other LP we played
  • This small ensemble recording is as close to perfect as any we know of - this is the way to hear it
  • All four movements - each a separate violin concerto in its own right - are performed with great spirit
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Sibelius / Masterpieces / Kord / New Philharmonia

  (Item #: sibelmaste_1701) 

Our Price: $89.99

  • Another exceptional Phase 4 recording - both sides are clear, spacious and transparent
  • Double Plus (A++) sound for the Karelia Suite, with prodigious weight in the low brass
  • Close to Double Plus (A+ to A++) sound on the first side for Finlandia - put this copy up against your Shaded Dog
  • Exciting, often spectacular works with plenty of audio firepower - easily beats ANY Classic Records pressing for sound
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John Coltrane
Olé Coltrane

  (Item #: coltrole_1701) 

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


  • The highest rated copy to ever make it to the site, and the first copy to do so since 2013!
  • This exceptional pressing earned a Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side and a Double Plus (A++) on the second
  • The sound is big, rich, open and full-bodied with a strong bottom end -- important since there are two bassists here!
  • 4 stars on Allmusic: "His sheer ability as a maverick -- over and beyond his appreciable musical skills -- guides works such as this to new levels"
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Illinois Jacquet
Bottoms Up

  (Item #: jacqubotto_1607s) 

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


  • This is clearly the best sounding copy of Bottoms Up to ever hit the site - Double Plus on side one, Triple Plus on side two!
  • We had plenty of copies to play, with every era covered - Blue Label Prestige, Green Label Prestige and vintage OJC
  • On side two this pressing showed us that the perfect balance of clarity and richness was possible, the only side that managed that feat
  • "Even in 1968 when the jazz avant-garde was becoming quite influential, tenor saxophonist Illinois Jacquet played in his own timeless style, performing in an idiom little changed during the previous 20 years."
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Neil Young
Comes A Time

  (Item #: youngcomes_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent copy, with Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides - quiet vinyl too
  • Drop the needle on Comes A Time or Look Out For My Love and hear how rich and warm the sound is
  • A Top 100 title - the best copies of Comes a Time are right up there with the best recordings in Neil's catalog. That's saying a lot
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Comes a Time finally was the Neil Young album for the millions of fans who had loved Harvest"
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Neil Young
Rust Never Sleeps

  (Item #: youngrustn_1605s) 

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


  • Double Plus (A++) or better on both sides, making this one of the better copies we've heard in quite a while
  • It's not easy to find copies that get both the quieter, acoustic material and the big, rockin' Crazy Horse stuff right, but this one did
  • There's a mark on side one (Thrasher) that makes some ticks, so we're offering this copy at a serious discount
  • 5 stars: "His strongest collection since Tonight's the Night, its obvious antecedent was Bob Dylan's Bringing It All Back Home, and, as Dylan did, Young divided his record into acoustic and electric sides while filling his songs with wildly imaginative imagery."
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John Lennon
Walls and Bridges

  (Item #: lennowalls_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Side two is killer with nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound - it came very close to winning our shootout
  • Side one is outstanding as well at Double Plus (A++) - it's balanced and lively
  • These early British pressings are the only way to go - the domestic pressings are clearly made from dubs
  • "...the best moments come when Lennon is more open with his emotions, like on "Going Down on Love," "Steel and Glass," and the beautiful, soaring 'No. 9 Dream.'"
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Yes
Close To The Edge

  (Item #: yes__close_1701) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Two excellent sides, both earning seriously good Double Plus (A++) grades and making sense of this difficult music
  • This is a complex recording, with huge organs, light-speed changes, lots of multi-tracking, and what practically amounts to an overload of information
  • As amazing as the sound may be, the good news is that the vinyl is actually fairly quiet, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • Allmusic 5 Stars: "Close to the Edge comprised just three tracks, the epic "And You and I" and "Siberian Khatru," plus a side-long title track that represented the musical, lyrical, and sonic culmination of all that Yes had worked toward over the past five years."
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Blood, Sweat & Tears
Child is Father to the Man

  (Item #: bloodchild_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) or better sound on both sides - fairly smooth and rich with a meaty bottom end
  • The big Al Kooper productions (I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know, My Days are Numbered, I Can't Quit Her, Somethin' Goin' On) really work here
  • An incredibly tough album to find with this kind of sound and reasonably quiet surfaces
  • "Child Is Father to the Man is keyboard player/singer/arranger Al Kooper's finest work, an album on which he moves the folk-blues-rock amalgamation of the Blues Project into even wider pastures..." -- Allmusic, 5 stars
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Randy Newman
Little Criminals

  (Item #: newmalittl_1701) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A wonderful Top Copy from our first shootout for this album since 2013 -
  • Side two earned our top Triple Plus (A+++) grade, side one was also very strong at Double Plus (A++)
  • The sound is punchy and clear with excellent presence - also much fuller and richer than most copies
  • Tons of great songs on here, including the big hit, "Short People
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Joni Mitchell
Mingus

  (Item #: mitchmingu_1605s) 

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


  • A Top Copy, with amazing Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides - this is As Good As It Gets
  • Dynamic and natural sounding with a huge three dimensional soundfield - also far more energy than others we played
  • If you're a fan of Joni's more adventurous work you'll find a lot to like here
  • Herbie Hancock and some of Weather Report join Mingus in helping Joni bring these jazzy works to life
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Johnny Cash
At San Quentin

  (Item #: cash_atsan_1701) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A great sounding vintage pressing of a legendary album, earning Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides
  • Full, rich, lively and clean -- Johnny Cash gets the sonic treatment he deserves here!
  • This one has the kind of richness, clarity and energy that really makes this music work
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "...listen to "A Boy Named Sue," a Shel Silverstein composition that could have been too cute by half, but is rescued by the wild-eyed, committed performance by Cash, where it sounds like he really was set on murdering that son of a bitch who named him Sue. He sounds that way throughout the record... "
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Billie Holiday
Lady In Satin

  (Item #: holidladyi_1701) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • Amazingly clear and Tubey magical Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides (or close to it)
  • Dramatically richer, fuller and more Tubey Magical than most other copies, with breathy vocals and rosiny, fairly smooth strings
  • I'm a Fool to Want You on this very copy may just send chills racing up and down your spine
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "Lady Day herself said that this session was her personal favorite."
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Billy Joel
Glass Houses

  (Item #: joel_glass_1701) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • Amazing sound -- Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on side one, Double Plus (A++) on side two
  • Wonderfully full-bodied, lively and musical with a great bottom end
  • Side one is killer for the biggest hits: You May Be Right, Don't Ask Me Why and It's Still Rock & Roll To Me
  • 4 1/2 stars: " Instead of turning out to be a fiery rebuttal to his detractors, the album is a remarkable catalog of contemporary pop styles ... That's not a detriment; that's the album's strength."
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Lee Morgan
The Sidewinder

  (Item #: morgasidew_1701) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Triple Triple - with A+++ grades on both sides, this is the best copy of Lee's Blue Note classic to ever hit the site!
  • The trumpet on this album is superb - it sounds just right to us - tonally correct with biting leading edge transients
  • It's nearly impossible to find clean vintage pressings of Blue Notes these days, let alone copies that sound remotely as good as this one does
  • A 5 Star album on Allmusic: "The group works together seamlessly to create an album that crackles with energy while maintaining a stylish flow."
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Talking Heads
Little Creatures

  (Item #: talkilittl_1701) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A Killer Copy with a Triple Plus (A+++) side one for And She Was, Give Me Back My Name and Creatures of Love
  • A strong Double Plus (A++) side two, which is amazing for Stay Up Late and Road To Nowhere
  • Surprisingly big, punchy and open sound for this '85 pop classic - this album ROCKS
  • A Top 100 album and longtime Better Records favorite - what record from 1985 sounds better than Little Creatures?
  • "Ear Candy ...a pop album, and an accomplished one, by a band that knew what it was doing. " - 4 1/2 stars
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The Beatles
Help

  (Item #: beatlhelp_1608_3s) 

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


  • This British copy has big, rich, exceptionally musical Double Plus (A++) sound or better on both sides
  • Both sides are as QUIET as we have ever heard, playing a true Mint Minus from start to finish
  • 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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The Rolling Stones
Sticky Fingers

  (Item #: rollistick_1701) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A Hard Rockin' Sticky Fingers like you've never heard, with two incredibly impressive Double Plus (A++) sides
  • Finally, cleaning and playing these right originals lets us hear the power and the beauty of this truly remarkable recording
  • As quiet a copy as we could ever hope to find -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on both sides
  • A Glyn Johns recording, our favorite by the Stones, a Top 100 Title (of course) and 5 stars on Allmusic (ditto)
  • Q magazine said this was "the Stones at their assured, showboating peak ... A magic formula of heavy soul, junkie blues and macho rock."
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Dave Brubeck Quartet
Time Further Out

  (Item #: brubetimef_1701) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • With Triple Plus (A+++) sound or something close to it on both sides, this copy just cannot be beat
  • These original 6 Eye stereo sides are incredibly tubey - rich, full-bodied and warm - yet clear, lively and dynamic
  • This copy demonstrates the big-as-life Fred Plaut Columbia Sound at its best - better even than Time Out
  • "Brubeck treats the fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth tunes in corresponding meters, to particular effect on the 7/4 hoedown of "Unsquare Dance," the 8/8 barrelhouse changes of "Bru's Boogie Woogie" and the engaging dissonances of his 9/8 mood piece "Blue Shadows in the Street.""
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Neil Young
Rust Never Sleeps

  (Item #: youngrustn_1701) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • With Triple Plus (A+++) sound or something close to it on both sides, this is the best copy to ever hit the site!
  • The acoustic guitars are full-bodied and sweet, with lovely, delicate harmonics
  • The sound is big and clear, not at all thin and harsh like the typical pressing
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "The leadoff track, "My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)" is the most concise and knowing description of the entertainment industry ever written..."
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Paganini / Violin Concertos 1 & 2 / Menuhin / Erede

  (Item #: paganvioli_emi_1701) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • Both sides earned excellent grades of Double Plus (A+++) or close to it - this is wonderful sounding recording of the works
  • One of the truly great virtuoso/romantic violin concertos, here with superb 1961 EMI Golden Age Analog Sound
  • The sound is simply bigger, more transparent, less distorted, and more three-dimensional than most
  • The best balance of orchestra and soloist we know of, with sound comparable to many of the great concerto recordings
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Fleetwood Mac
Bare Trees

  (Item #: fleetbaret_1701) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Two Hot Stamper sides -- clearly a substantial step up from most of the copies you can find (including imports)
  • Energetic, big and smooth with great sounding vocals, this is a good way to hear the album
  • These albums by Fleetwood Mac, from Kiln House through Mystery to Me, have always been some of our favorites of the band
  • "Arguably the first consistently strong album Fleetwood Mac ever recorded... 1972's Bare Trees is also the album where the band finally defines its post-blues musical personality."
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Jackson Browne
The Pretender

  (Item #: brownprete_1701) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This 2-pack gives you amazing Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side two and something close to it (A++ to A+++) on side one
  • You simply won't believe how BIG the sound is and how much it JUMPS out of your speakers with this copy
  • Five Stars in Rolling Stone, one of their Top 500 Albums, and a true classic from 1976
  • Without a doubt the best sounding record Jackson Browne ever made - this is the copy that backs up everything we say and more
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Pink Floyd
Meddle

  (Item #: pinkfmeddl_1701) 

Our Price: $349.99

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

  (Item #: coodejazz_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent copy, with 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
  • A one-time TAS List Super Disc that proves its worth on a Super Hot Stamper pressing
  • "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." -- Allmusic
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The Beatles
White Album

  (Item #: beatlwhite_1701) 

Our Price: $649.99

  • With 10.5 Pluses out of a possible 12, this copy is getting the sound of The White Album right like nothing you've ever heard
  • Sides two and four both earned our top Triple Plus (A+++) grade and side one was right behind (A++ to A+++)
  • Some of the most powerful and immersive Beatles sound you will ever hear -- you will be KNOCKED OUT
  • All four sides have stunning Demo Quality tracks including Dear Prudence, Blackbird, Yer Blues and Revolution
  • 5 stars on Allmusic, which should surprise no one - this is TP's personal pick for the best Beatles album of them all
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Steely Dan
Aja

  (Item #: steelaja_1701) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • 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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Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath

  (Item #: blackblack_1609s) 

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


  • Amazing sound, with both sides earning very strong Double Plus (A++) grades
  • A wildly impressive Demo Disc, live in the studio sound and shocking in its SIZE and POWER
  • So well-recorded (who knew?) and as heavy as it gets for 1970, which is Very 'Eavy indeed
  • A true Must Own hard rock / heavy metal classic, 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic
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Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath

  (Item #: blackblack_1701) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A Top Copy, Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side and Double Plus (A++) on the second
  • MASSIVE sound throughout -- big, rich and solid with amazing clarity and transparency
  • The best copies, like this one, are stunning Demo Discs -- crank it up and blow your friends away
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic and one of the best sounding hard rock recordings out there
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AC/DC
Back In Black

  (Item #: acdc_backi_1701) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A killer copy boasting a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side two for the title track - Back in Black rocks like you will not believe
  • Side one earned a Double Plus (A++) grade - both sides play as quietly as any RL original we can find
  • A Better Records Top 100 album, and clearly one of the hardest rockin' records ever made
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "... tawdry celebration of sex is what made AC/DC different from all other metal bands — there was no sword & sorcery, no darkness, just a rowdy party, and they never held a bigger, better party than they did on Back in Black."
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Ry Cooder
Into the Purple Valley

  (Item #: coodeintot_1608s) 

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


  • An amazing near Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side two backed with an excellent side one
  • Ry digs up a wonderful sampling of Dust Bowl-era songs that would otherwise have been lost to history
  • When the man picks up an instrument -- principally guitar and mandolin on this album -- he sure can play the heck out of it
  • "This is a must for those who love instrumental virtuosity... or just plain good music." — AMG 4 1/2 stars
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Paul McCartney
Ram

  (Item #: mccarram_1612) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An excellent Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side two backed with a Double Plus (A++) side one
  • An amazing copy of Ram like you're getting here is a real treat -- rich, warm, natural and lively
  • So many of McCartney's most memorable songs: Too Many People, Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey, Heart Of The Country, Heart Of The Country and more
  • 5 stars in Allmusic: "These songs may not be self-styled major statements, but they are endearing and enduring, as is Ram itself, which seems like a more unique, exquisite pleasure with each passing year."
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Steely Dan
Gaucho

  (Item #: steelgauch_1611s) 

Our Price: $119.99
Sale Price: $99.00 (You save $20.99 / 17%)


  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - a transcendent musical experience
  • Rich, clear and, above all, Tubey Magical - this is the way you want Gaucho to sound
  • 4 stars in the AMG, 4 1/2 in Rolling Stone, and the last great music the boys ever recorded
  • If all you know is the Heavy Vinyl pressing (just awful) or the CD (where's the Tubey Magic?), you need this record in your audio life
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Linda Ronstadt
Simple Dreams

  (Item #: ronstsimpl_1612) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) grades for Linda's best sounding recording -- her only Top 100 album
  • The sound is lively and present with big punchy drums - we love Val Garay's engineering!
  • Great energy and killer musicianship characterize practically every track on this wonderful record
  • "The consistently adventurous material and Ronstadt's powerful performance makes the record rival Heart Like a Wheel in sheer overall quality."
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Ten Years After
A Space In Time

  (Item #: tenyeaspac_1612_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Two superb sides, Triple Plus (A+++) for the second and very close (A++ to A+++) for the first
  • One of the most Tubey Magical rock recordings out there, and a copy like this captures and delivers all of it
  • The sound is big, rich and full-bodied with massive size and tons of space
  • A Better Records Psych Rock Favorite with the hit single "I'd Love To Change The World"
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Richard & Linda Thompson
Shoot Out The Lights

  (Item #: thompshoot_1612_2) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A killer copy and one of the best to hit the site in quite a while - nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on both sides
  • The sound was bigger, bolder, cleaner, more open and dynamic than almost any other copy in our shootout
  • A Better Records Top 100 Title - the best copies such as this have Demo Disc sound you will not believe
  • "It's often been cited as Richard Thompson's greatest work, and it's difficult for anyone who has heard his body of work to argue the point." -- Allmusic, 5 stars
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Alan Parsons Project
Tales of Mystery & Imagination

  (Item #: parsotales_1612) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • An amazingly well produced album - these two Double Plus (A++) sides or close to it are proof positive
  • Full-bodied sound, with amazing deep bass in particular - the bottom end is awesome here
  • A longtime audiophile favorite that made the TAS Super Disc List for its excellent sonics
  • "[A]n extremely mesmerizing aural journey through some of Edgar Allan Poe's most renowned works. With the use of synthesizers, drums, guitar, and even a glockenspiel, Parsons' shivering effects make way for an eerie excursion into Poe's well-known classics."
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Al Stewart
Year Of The Cat

  (Item #: stewayearo_1612) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding copy of a great album with both sides rating Double Plus (A++) for sound
  • With engineering by Alan Parsons, the better pressings are every bit the Audiophile Demo Discs you remember
  • The best sides have Tubey Magical acoustic guitars, sweet vocals, huge amounts of space, breathtaking transparency, and so much more
  • Allmusic 4 1/2 stars: "A tremendous example of how good self-conscious progressive pop can be, given the right producer and songwriter -- and if you're a fan of either prog or pop and haven't given Al Stewart much thought, prepare to be enchanted."
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Ten Years After
A Space In Time

  (Item #: tenyeaspac_1612) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Two outstanding sides back to back - the Double Plus (A++) sonic grades mean that this is a real Demo Disc
  • This is some of the best high production value rock music of the '70s - go ahead, put it up against the best you've got
  • You don't need tube equipment to hear the prodigious amounts of Tubey Magic that exist on this recording
  • A Better Records Desert Island Disc and Psych Rock Favorite, including the monster hit "I'd Love To Change The World"
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David Bowie
Ziggy Stardust

  (Item #: bowieziggy_1612) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on side one, the stage is huge and the Tubey Magic has to be heard to be believed
  • Double Plus (A++) or better on both sides -- rich and full yet still clear and open, with wonderful ambience and tons of energy
  • Until you hear one of these killer pressings you just can't know what you are missing
  • 5 Stars in AMG, a Rock & Pop Top 100 album, and Ken Scott's engineering masterpiece
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Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin IV

  (Item #: ledzeIV_1612_1) 

Our Price: $449.99

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

  (Item #: amerihomec_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy of America's second album, boasting Double Plus (A++) or better sound on both sides
  • The is a wonderful original pressing - big and rich with excellent transparency and breathy vocals
  • Some of the most tubey, warm acoustic guitar reproduction you could ever ask for -- this is the sound of real analog!
  • Ventura Highway sounds amazing here, as does everything else; it's a Demo Disc for acoustic guitars and vocals
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Elvis Costello
Trust

  (Item #: costetrust_1612) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An excellent copy of this Better Records favorite with both sides rating Double Plus (A++) on quiet vinyl
  • The clarity and transparency here are superb, allowing you to appreciate subtleties in the high end even when the bass and drums are really POUNDING
  • Incredibly tough to come by — this is only the third Hot copy on the site since 2013!
  • 5 stars: "Arguably, their most impressive album... demonstrates all sides of Costello's songwriting and performing personality..."
  • "...this is rock and roll as eloquent, hard-hitting pop, and Elvis has turned into such a soul man that I no longer wish he'd change his name to George and go country."
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The Rolling Stones
Some Girls

  (Item #: rollisomeg_1612_1) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Outstanding nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on side two of the Stones' landmark 1978 return to form
  • It's got everything you want - weight, punch, energy and fullness, qualities key to the best sounding pressings
  • Tons of great songs - Miss You, Beast of Burden and Shattered, all sounding shockingly good on this copy
  • 5 Stars on Allmusic: "Some Girls may not have the back-street aggression of their '60s records, or the majestic, drugged-out murk of their early-'70s work, but its brand of glitzy, decadent hard rock still makes it a definitive Stones album."
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Chet Atkins
The Other Chet Atkins

  (Item #: atkinother_1612) 

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
  • 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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Mussorgsky et al. / Danse Infernale / Fiedler

  (Item #: mussodanse_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Our favorite performance of Night on Bald Mountain in Double Plus (A++) sound is back, guaranteed to blow your mind (and maybe a woofer or two)
  • Side one also boasts an excellent Danse Macabre, with a powerful finish that may remind you of the thrill of live orchestral music
  • Side two of this amazing sleeper LP contains a wonderfully exciting Sorcerer's Apprentice, also in very good sound
  • Watch your levels on this record - it's dramatically more DYNAMIC than most Golden Age recordings
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Cannonball Adderley - Bill Evans
Know What I Mean?

  (Item #: adderknoww_1612_1) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • The sound is superb on this Double Plus (A++) copy of one of our favorite Cannonball Adderley albums - exceptionally QUIET vinyl too!
  • 1961 recording technology coupled with the mastering technology used by the gifted George Horn results in top quality sound
  • Based on what I'm hearing most of the sound of the album -- natural, full-bodied, smooth and sweet -- must be on the master tape that way
  • "It's hard to imagine any fan of mainstream jazz not finding much to love on this very fine recording."
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Frank Sinatra - Duke Ellington
Francis A. & Edward K.

  (Item #: sinatfranc_1612) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • One of the better copies of this top quality recordings to hit the site, with superb Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • This original pressing has outstanding size and weight with rich, clear brass and good space up top - thanks Lee Herschberg!
  • Sinatra is both natural and present - he actually sounds like he is standing on the same stage as Ellington's band
  • "Recorded on Sinatra's birthday in 1967, this collaboration between America's most popular singing icon and pre-eminent jazz composer still endures as one of Sinatra's most enjoyable Reprise-era albums." - Amazon
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The Beatles
Please Please Me

  (Item #: beatlpleas_1612_1) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • This British stereo pressing offers excellent Hot Stamper sound for both sides of the boy's debut, on quiet vinyl
  • 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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Eno
Taking Tiger Mountain

  (Item #: eno__takin_1606s) 

Our Price: $499.99
Sale Price: $399.00 (You save $100.99 / 20%)


  • TRIPLE TRIPLE -- It's been ages since we've heard a copy sound like this!
  • Superb Demo Disc sound on both A+++ sides, huge and open like you will not believe
  • The superb clarity and transparency here let you appreciate all of Eno's mastery -- amazing texture and detail
  • 5 stars on Allmusic, a Top 100 title, and without a doubt Eno's Masterpiece
  • Highest Recommendation from your friends at Better Records. This is an album we think you will love!
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Willie Nelson
Without A Song

  (Item #: nelsowitho_1612) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An amazing Triple Plus (A+++) side two follows an excellent Double Plus side one - this is about as good as it gets!
  • Like Stardust, it's another album of Willie bringing his unique style to a group of incomparable standards of love and loss
  • Top quality arrangements - drop the needle on Autumn Leaves or A Dreamer's Holiday to hear Booker T and his pros at their best
  • Top tracks include Autumn Leaves, As Time Goes By, Harbor Lights and of course, Without a Song
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Bloomfield-Kooper-Stills
Super Session

  (Item #: bloomsuper_1612) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This Must Own Al Kooper classic has two Hot Stamper sides on reasonably quiet vinyl
  • For fans of BS&T's first album (and everybody else) Super Session is a Must Own
  • 4 1/2 Stars in Allmusic and a True Rock Classic - Season of the Witch is so amazing on this album
  • "This is one of those albums that seems to get better with age... This is a super session indeed. "
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Elton John
Elton John

  (Item #: john_elton_1612) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • Both sides earned outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades and are reasonably QUIET for this notoriously troublesome title
  • So many Elton John classics and not a dog in the bunch: Border Song, Take Me to the Pilot, Sixty Years On, Your Song, etc.
  • Top 100 - the strings on Sixty Years On are huge, rich and rosiny and the arrangements by Paul Buckmaster are groundbreaking
  • Allmusic 4 1/2 stars: "Even with the strings and choirs that dominate the sound of the album, John manages to rock out on a fair share of the record."
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Elton John
Elton John

  (Item #: john_elton_1608s) 

Our Price: $79.99
Sale Price: $59.00 (You save $20.99 / 26%)


  • Two very good sides, each rating a very respectable Hot Stamper grade
  • Both sides are big and lively throughout, but a bit noisier than we would have liked
  • A Better Records Top 100 album - amazing string arrangements by Paul Buckmaster
  • Allmusic 4 1/2 stars: "Remains one of his best records."
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Cannonball Adderley
Somethin' Else

  (Item #: addersomet_1612_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Two superb sounding Double Plus (A++) sides for one of RVG's greatest engineering triumphs
  • HUGE, clear, rich, full and lively with tight note-like bass, few jazz records will ever sound as good as this one does
  • A triumph for Rudy Van Gelder, a Top Blue Note title, and as much a showcase for Miles Davis as it is for Cannonball
  • 5 stars: "Both horn players are at their peak of lyrical invention, crafting gorgeous, flowing blues lines."
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Chet Atkins
Travelin'

  (Item #: atkintrave_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This early RCA pressing has especially relaxed and musical Double Plus (A++) sound
  • The 1963 Tubey Magical Analog is gloriously rich - thanks Bill Porter!
  • The vinyl is fairly quiet - how many copies can you find these days that aren't scratched or groove damaged?
  • AMG raves that the disc has "...a wealth of quality picking and a good share of top-drawer material."
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Little Feat
Time Loves A Hero

  (Item #: littltimel_1612_1) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • Amazing Triple Triple (A+++ on both sides) Demo Disc sound for one of our favorite Little Feat albums
  • Huge and dynamic with incredible energy, solid punchy bass and a wonderfully extended top end
  • Maybe the band's best recording, here sounding big and rich, with fat, punchy drums
  • A classic Ted Templeman / Donn Landee production - sweet, open audiophile sound
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Flack / Hathaway
Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway

  (Item #: flackrober_1612) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An incredible Triple Plus (A+++) side two backed with an excellent Double Plus (A++) side one
  • As QUIET a copy as we've ever found for this album, which is typically too noisy to sell - this one's dramatically better than most
  • One of our favorite duet albums, Flack and the woefully underrated Soul Man Donny Hathaway are in top form here
  • There's Tubey Magic, sweetness and spaciousness all over this recording - when it all comes together on Where Is The Love you won't believe how good this Triple Plus copy sounds
  • Allmusic raves: "A duet classic, and perhaps the most popular album Roberta Flack made. "Where Is the Love" dominated urban contemporary radio for almost the entire year, while "You've Got a Friend" was just as influential..."


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Michael Jackson
Thriller

  (Item #: jacksthril_1612_1) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • A killer Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side, Double Plus (A++) on the second
  • The sound is huge -- big, wide, deep, and open, with the kind of three-dimensional soundstaging that lets the music unfold in front of you and around you
  • Billie Jean and Beat It sound out of this world here, but that's not fair to the rest of the album since every track does
  • "More than just a phenomenon...it is simply great music." -- AMG 5 stars
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Stevie Wonder
Fulfillingness’ First Finale

  (Item #: wondefulfi_1612_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • An amazing Triple Plus (A+++) side one backed with a side two that's almost every bit as good
  • Rich, full, WARM and super dynamic with excellent vocal presence and a big meaty bottom end - what a great way to hear this music
  • Boogie On Reggae Woman and You Haven't Done Nothing were big hits but the other tracks on the album are where the real Stevie magic can be found
  • Allmusic 4 1/2 stars: "The songs and arrangements are the warmest since Talking Book, and Stevie positively caresses his vocals on this set, encompassing the vagaries of love, from dreaming of it ("Creepin'") to being bashful of it ("Too Shy to Say") to knowing when it's over ("It Ain't No Use")."
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AC/DC
Back In Black

  (Item #: acdc_backi_1612) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • A stunning Top Copy with a Triple Plus (A+++) side two and a Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side one
  • Super punchy and present with a big, strong bottom end and tons of space and separation
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "Song for song, they deliver not just mammoth riffs but songs that are anthems"
  • A Better Records Rock and Pop Top 100 album, and clearly one of the hardest rockin' records ever made
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Yes
The Yes Album

  (Item #: yes__yesal_1612_1) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • A Big As Life Top Copy with Triple Plus (A+++) grades on both sides - the sound is MASSIVE
  • Parts of the album are nothing less than startling in their Prog Rock Power - Starship Trooper is insane here
  • As big and bold as any rock record out there - quiet too, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • A Top 100 Album and the band's best sounding record if you ask us (although Fragile can sound amazing too)
  • "Organist Tony Kaye, guitarist Steve Howe and bass player Chris Squire play as though of one mind, complementing each other's work as a knowledgeable band should."
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The Doors
Waiting For the Sun

  (Item #: doorswaiti_1612_2) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • Triple Triple! A stunning Top Copy that earned our top grade (A+++) on both sides
  • The sound is massive -- rich, full and lively with serious weight to the bottom end
  • Good luck finding a copy that sounds this good and plays any quieter (although this one has some issues*
  • Top 100 and "...a band at its most dexterous, creative, and musically diverse."
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The Doors
The Soft Parade

  (Item #: doorssoftp_1612_1) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • 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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The Faces
Long Player

  (Item #: faceslongp_1612_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A killer White Hot copy with an amazing Triple Plus (A+++) side two and an excellent Double Plus (A++) side one
  • Big, bold, open and spacious with a massive bottom end and plenty of hard rockin' energy
  • Amazing live-in-the-studio sound that conveys completely the raw power of one of the hardest rockin' bands of all time
  • 5 stars in Allmusic and probably the Faces' Best Album, for sound and music
  • "...a ferocious rock & roll band who, on their best day, could wrestle the title of greatest rock & roll band away from the Stones."
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Little Feat
The Last Record Album

  (Item #: littllastr_1612_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • The first Triple Triple (A+++) copy to ever hit the site with amazing sound from beginning to end
  • Both sides are incredibly big, rich and full with a HUGE bottom end and tons of energy and presence
  • 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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Bob Dylan
Bringing It All Back Home

  (Item #: dylanbring_1612) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An incredible White Hot copy of this Dylan classic with a Triple Plus (A+++) side two and an excellent Double Plus (A++) side one
  • Clean, clear and full-bodied with tons of presence and none of the harshness or edginess that plagues most copies
  • We're offering this one at a HUGE discount due to some condition issues -- see below
  • "A truly remarkable album." 5 stars in AMG
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Pink Floyd
The Wall

  (Item #: pinkfthewa_1612_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An excellent copy, with Double Plus (A++) sound on all four sides and 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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The Doors
Strange Days

  (Item #: doorsstran_1612) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Great sound for this hard-to-find album on the original Gold Label: Double Plus (A++) on side one, A+ to A++ on side two
  • Really present and clear with rich, musical tonality, this copy gets Morrison's rich baritone right
  • So many classic songs here: When The Music's Over, Moonlight Drive, Love Me Two Times and more
  • It's nearly impossible to find copies that play this quietly, let alone with this kind of great sound!
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
4 Way Street

  (Item #: crosb4ways_1612) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • An incredible copy with all four sides rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it - this is about as good as it gets, folks
  • If you want to hear Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young rock out live in your listening room, this is the pressing that can do it
  • Bill Halverson did a great job but you have to work your tail off to find a copy that does his brilliant engineering justice. Sad, isn't it?
  • Rolling Stone raves that "Crosby, Stills. Nash, and Young are all performers of unquestionable talent, and mostly because they stay out of each others' way, 4 Way Street must surely be their best album to date."
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The Rolling Stones
Some Girls

  (Item #: rollisomeg_1611s) 

Our Price: $79.99
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  • Both sides of this Rolling Stones album from 1978 have excellent Hot Stamper sound
  • Both sides here are relatively quiet — Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • Great songs - Miss You, Beast of Burden and Shattered, sounding surprisingly good here
  • 5 Stars on Allmusic: "Some Girls may not have the back-street aggression of their '60s records, or the majestic, drugged-out murk of their early-'70s work, but its brand of glitzy, decadent hard rock still makes it a definitive Stones album."
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Johnny Cash
Ring of Fire: Best of Johnny Cash

  (Item #: cash_ringo_1612) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Incredible Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side two backed with an excellent Double Plus (A++) side one
  • The second copy to ever hit the site and it's KILLER — clean, clear and lively with plenty of energy
  • Fairly quiet throughout, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "... one of Cash's best." - All Music
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The Who
Who’s Next

  (Item #: who__whosn_1612_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This Decca original Colorband pressing is really rockin', with Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • Exceptionally rich, lively and present with a strong bottom, this is a great way to hear Who's Next
  • Many of the band's best songs in top quality sound are here: Bargain, Behind Blue Eyes, Baba O'Reilly, Won't Get Fooled Again, Goin' Mobile...
  • 5 stars in Allmusic, a Top 100 Title, and without question The Who's most consistently brilliant music - their Masterpiece in fact
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Steve Winwood
Back In The High Life

  (Item #: winwobacki_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Both sides of this copy of Steve Winwood's Solo Masterpiece earned outstanding grades of Double Plus (A++)
  • The sound of this British copy is guaranteed to be dramatically richer, fuller and smoother than anything you've heard
  • Higher Love with Double Plus sound? You're gonna love it! And there's not really a bad track on the album
  • "The first undeniably superb record of an almost decade-long solo career ... the passion long smoldering in his finest work explodes in the album-opening duet with Chaka Khan, Higher Love..." -- Rolling Stone
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The Who
Who Are You

  (Item #: who__whoar_1612) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • 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 not far from 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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Gerry Rafferty
City To City

  (Item #: raffecityt_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent sound from start to finish on this early British pressing of Rafferty's Must Own Classic
  • Side one earned an outstanding grade of Double Plus A++ and side two was close behind
  • You won't believe how rich, Tubey Magical, big, undistorted and present this copy is - Baker Street on this side one sounds amazing!
  • Allmusic 4 1/2 stars: "Rafferty's turns of phrase and tight composition skills create a fresh sound and perspective all his own... resulting in a classic platter buoyed by many moments of sheer genius."
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The Rolling Stones
Emotional Rescue

  (Item #: rolliemoti_1612) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This is a great find - Double Plus (A++) Hot Stamper sound and reasonably quiet vinyl
  • Massive snap to the drums, open and full-bodied, and great funky energy
  • She's So Cold is absolutely killer here, and Emotional Rescue is every bit as good
  • Maybe it's good because "Mick Jagger sounds like he’s having a great time..."
  • An underrated Stones album from 1980 - too good to call a guilty pleasure - and very well-recorded by Chris Kimsey
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Level 42
World Machine

  (Item #: levelworld_1612) 

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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The Beatles
White Album

  (Item #: beatlwhite_1612s) 

Our Price: $349.99
Sale Price: $299.00 (You save $50.99 / 15%)


  • 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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Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin I

  (Item #: ledzeI_1612) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A very impressive copy of Zep's amazing debut, rating Double Plus (A++) on both sides
  • The sound is big, open, clear, and just brimming with energy
  • Relatively quiet import vinyl, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • A 5 star album in the AMG, and one of the greatest rock recordings of all time
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Deja Vu

  (Item #: crosbdejav_1607_1s) 

Our Price: $399.99
Sale Price: $349.00 (You save $50.99 / 13%)


  • A superb Big and Bold copy that earned seriously good sonic grades of Double Plus (A++) on both sides
  • The sound is HUGE -- lively, present and rich in a way that most pressings cannot begin to compete with
  • It's rare that we find a copy this quiet - the first one we've found that plays Mint Minus on both sides in a long, long time
  • One of our all time favorite albums at Better Records and one that almost never sounds THIS good
  • "A rich musical banquet for the most serious and personal listeners" - Allmusic 5 stars
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Mary Hopkin
Post Card

  (Item #: hopkipostc_1605s) 

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


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


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Mike Auldridge
Dobro

  (Item #: auldrdobro_1603_1s) 

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


  • Superb bluegrass sound on both Double Plus (A++) sides - this is a favorite of ours
  • 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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The Beatles
Please Please Me

  (Item #: beatlpleas_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two excellent sides, each rating Double Plus (A++) - high quality sound and quiet vinyl from start to finish
  • The sound is dramatically richer, fuller, livelier and cleaner than virtually any copy you can find
  • 5 Stars at Allmusic and A Better Records Top 100 album, as well as our clear favorite of their first five releases
  • "The "evening with the band" feel makes Please Please Me a more coherent experience than other cover-heavy Beatles albums: Here other peoples' songs work not just as filler, but as markers for styles and effects the band admired and might return to as songwriters."
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The Beatles
Let It Be

  (Item #: beatlletit_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An ourstanding pressing - exceptionally good Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • Rich and full-bodied, with a sturdy bottom end, this is the way this music is supposed to sound
  • A late-period album with real rock 'n' roll power - I've Got a Feeling kills here
  • With none of the boring quality of the average copy, here's the energy and drive you didn't know was possible on Let It Be
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Paganini / Violin Concertos 1 & 2 / Menuhin / Erede

  (Item #: paganvioli_emi_1612) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Both sides earned grades of Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it - this is one of the best copies we have ever offered on the site
  • One of the truly great virtuoso/romantic violin concertos, here with superb 1961 EMI Golden Age Analog Sound
  • The sound is simply bigger, more transparent, less distorted, more three-dimensional and more REAL than most others
  • The best balance of orchestra and soloist we know of, with sound to rival the greatest concerto recordings we've played
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Talking Heads
Little Creatures

  (Item #: talkilittl_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: littltimel_1612) 

Our Price: $59.99

  • Very good Hot Stamper sound on both sides of this copy - a favorite Little Feat album
  • 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 and clear
  • A classic Ted Templeman / Donn Landee production - sweet, open, smooth, rich ANALOG sound for the pickiest of audiophiles
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Blind Faith
Blind Faith

  (Item #: blindblind_1612) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A stunning Top Copy of this classic album -- Triple Plus (A+++) on side two, Double Plus (A++) on side one
  • From the moment the needle hit the groove we were knocked out by the incredible clarity and transparency here
  • Can't Find My Way Home sounds superb on the A++ side one - Sea of Joy on side two is even better
  • "As much a follow-up to Traffic's self-titled second album as it is to Cream's final output, it merges the soulful blues of the former with the heavy riffing and outsized song lengths of the latter for a very compelling sound unique to this band."
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ZZ Top
Deguello

  (Item #: zztopdegue_1612) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • An outstanding copy with two Double Plus (A++) sides - the brilliant mastering of Robert Ludwig brings this music to life
  • A surprisingly good recording with the kind of rock energy and size you want from ZZ Top
  • Excellent songs including Hi Fi Mama, Cheap Sunglasses (an all time classic), She Loves My Automobile and more
  • "The trio is in fine shape here, knocking out a great set of rockers and sounding stylish all the time." -- Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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The Police
Synchronicity

  (Item #: policsynch_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With Double Plus (A++) sound for the entire album this copy ROCKS with the best of them
  • Both sides are lively and transparent with real weight down low and shocking immediacy
  • Every Breath You Take and Wrapped Around Your Finger sound great 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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Ambrosia
One Eighty

  (Item #: ambrooneei_1612) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With two soft rockin' Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy is doing Ambrosia's fourth album proud
  • Prodigious bass, powerful dynamics, analog Tubey Magical richness and choruses that get big and loud are the hallmarks of our 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
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Brewer & Shipley
Tarkio

  (Item #: brewetarki_1612) 

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


  • The first Top Copy to hit the site in well over a year -- Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, Double Plus (A++) on side two
  • Tubey magical, rich and sweet, the album exemplifies the glorious warm sound of Stephen Barncard's recording skills at their 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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Joe Cocker
Joe Cocker

  (Item #: cockejoeco_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A Killer Copy of Joe Cocker's patented Blue Eyed Soul Album, rating an outstanding grade of Double Plus (A++) on both sides
  • The sound here is exceptionally lively, full-bodied and smooth - this is the right sound for this music
  • Pardon Me Sir; High Time We Went and Black-Eyed Blues, Midnight Rider; Do Right Woman, Do Right Man and St. James Infirmary - so many of his best songs
  • "With "St. James' Infirmary," Joe Cocker has moved into a whole different sphere of musical activity, far distant from the rip-roaring anarchism of the Mad Dogs ... This album is, when all be said and done, riddled with meaningful soul." -- Rolling Stone
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