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White Hot Stamper

Joe Cocker
Mad Dogs And Englishmen

  (Item #: cockemaddo_1707) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • This one has been a long time coming -- Triple Plus (A+++) sound on all four sides, one of the best copies we've ever heard
  • The overall sound is extremely big, full and solid with tons of energy and killer bass
  • An extremely difficult album to find with good sound and decent surfaces - this is the first Triple Plus pressing to hit the site in almost three years
  • "... its content was exciting, and its sound, a veritable definition of big-band rock with three dozen players working behind the singer, was unique." - All Music 4 1/2 Star Review
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Steely Dan
Gaucho

  (Item #: steelgauch_1707_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Amazing Triple Plus (A+++) sound from beginning to end for this insanely well recorded Steely Dan Classic
  • This copy offers tons of ambience, amazing richness, you-are-there immediacy, tight bass, clear guitar transients, silky highs, and truckloads of analog magic
  • 4 stars in the AMG, 4 1/2 in Rolling Stone, and one of their Three Best Sounding Albums - a true Must Own
  • "Despite its coolness, the music is quite beautiful. With its crystalline keyboard textures and diaphanous group vocals, ''Gaucho'' contains the sweetest music Steely Dan has ever made." New York Times
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Pink Floyd
Dark Side Of The Moon

  (Item #: pinkfdarks_1707_2) 

Our Price: $799.99

  • BOOM! Amazing Triple Triple (A+++) sound for this mindblowing recording
  • HUGE, room-filling, hi-definition sound with all the Tubey Magic you could ever hope to hear
  • A Top 100 album (Top Ten actually), Floyd's undisputed Masterpiece and Demo Disc to beat them all
  • Just listen to how clear the clocks are on Time, how breathy the vocals are on Breathe, how textured the synthesizers are and how silky the top end is from the beginning of the album all the way to the end
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Michael Jackson
Off The Wall

  (Item #: jacksoffth_1707) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Two SUPERB Double Plus (A++) sides for this MJ classic, with some of the most heartfelt music he ever recorded
  • The sound is tubey rich, smooth, sweet and lively throughout - this is the way Off the Wall should sound
  • After years of MJ shootouts, we say this is unquestionably the best sounding album Michael Jackson album of them all
  • "...this was his breakthrough, the album that established him as an artist of astonishing talent and a bright star in his own right." - Allmusic, 5 stars
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Frank Sinatra
September Of My Years

  (Item #: sinatsepte_1707_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Triple Plus (A+++) on side one and Double Plus (A++) on side two, 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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Genesis
A Trick Of The Tail

  (Item #: genesatric_1707) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Triple Plus (A+++) on side two, close to it on side one (A++ to A+++), this copy is The Real Deal!
  • It's clearly their Masterpiece, the kind of melodically rich, classical British Prog album that the band soon forgot how to make
  • BIG, BOLD and OPEN, free of the grainy and cloudy qualities that deprive most pressings of their ability to thrill
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic and one of the best sounding Genesis recordings - on fairly quite vinyl too
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Michael Jackson
Thriller

  (Item #: jacksthril_1612x) 

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


  • The two Double Plus (A++) sides here are guaranteed to make this the best sounding Thriller you have ever heard
  • The sound is HUGE - big, wide, deep, and open, with a punchy bottom end and rhythmic energy to spare
  • Billie Jean and Beat It sound out of this world, but that's not fair, since every track does
  • "This was a record that had something for everybody, building on the basic blueprint of Off the Wall by adding harder funk, hard rock, softer ballads, and smoother soul — expanding the approach to have something for every audience." -- AMG 5 stars
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Helen Humes
Songs I Like To Sing!

  (Item #: humessongs_1608x) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • Great copy of a great album, with Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • Rich, dynamic and spacious sound makes this copy especially wonderful - a triumph for engineer Howard Holzer
  • This is one of our favorite Big Band Vocal albums ever, one that belongs in any serious record collection
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "One of the high points of Helen Humes' career, this Contemporary set features superior songs, superb backup, and very suitable and swinging arrangements by Marty Paich."
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The Rolling Stones
Beggars Banquet

  (Item #: rollibegga_1707_1) 

Our Price: $499.99

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

  (Item #: mendeequin_1707) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An excellent copy with both sides rating a Double Plus (A++) or very close to it
  • The dynamics explode naturally, with the kind of ease that only analog is truly capable of
  • Watch What Happens, Night and Day, Wave - Mendes makes magic with these great songs
  • AMG: "continues the scrumptiously winning sound that Sergio Mendes cooked up in the mid-'60s."
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Billie Holiday
Music For Torching

  (Item #: holidmusic_1707) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on side one with a solid Double Plus (A++) side two - a killer copy of one of Billie's best
  • Not only that, but this pressing plays as quietly as any we can find - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • A superb recording of jazz standards with a great lineup and Billie in top form, as well as Tubey Magical sound, with especially breathy vocals
  • Great versions (and lovely sound) for It Had to Be You, Come Rain or Come Shine, A Fine Romance and too many more to list
  • "The overall feeling on this 1955 recording is strictly after-hours: the party is long over but a few close friends remain for nightcaps and, is that the sun peeking through the windows?"
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Warren Zevon
Excitable Boy

  (Item #: zevonexcit_1707) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • One of the best copies we've come across in years -- Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides
  • This one gets it right folks -- incredibly rich, full and spacious with the kind of punch down low that few records can claim
  • Like The Pretender, this is a great sounding recording with the kind of Tubey Magical Analog Richness we go crazy for
  • 4 stars: "Excitable Boy was an actual hit, scoring one major hit single, "Werewolves of London," and a trio of turntable hits ("Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner," "Lawyers, Guns and Money," and the title track)."
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Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays
As Falls Wichita...

  (Item #: metheasfal_1707) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side one and a better than Double Plus (A++ to A+++) side two, this copy took top honors in our first-ever shootout
  • An exceptionally huge soundfield with layered depth for days make this a very special pressing indeed
  • You will be very hard-pressed to find another copy with as many audiophile qualities as this one
  • Allmusic 5 Stars: "In the process of stretching out away from the confines of the quartet setting of prior albums, Metheny and Mays presage the sleeker and more ethereal sound of the band's Geffen years..."
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The Rolling Stones
Beggars Banquet

  (Item #: rollibegga_1707) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A KILLER copy with both sides rating a Double Plus (A++) - this is the way the Stones sound in '68
  • The sound is very rich and lively throughout - the vocals are much less gritty here than on most copies
  • One of a select group of Rolling Stones records which we prize above all others - Sticky Fingers and Let It Bleed round out the trio
  • 5 stars in the AMG -- with songs like Sympathy For The Devil, Street Fighting Man, Stray Cat Blues, No Expectations - really, is there a bad track on the album? We sure can't find one
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Chet Atkins
Our Man In Nashville

  (Item #: atkinourma_1707) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Superb Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides of this top Chet Atkins title from 1963
  • We've known that this was a great sounding record for a very long time, and now we have the top copy to prove it
  • Bill Porter working in his custom Nashville studio sure knows a Tubey Magical Living Stereo recording should sound like
  • "Chester remains his usual unclassifiable self, dealing out the country picking, smooth easy listening guitar, jazz, and even some very mild rock & roll on this session, with some overdubbed strings discreetly decorating a few tracks."
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Chet Atkins
Travelin'

  (Item #: atkintrave_1612x) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • 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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Frank Sinatra and Count Basie
Sinatra At The Sands

  (Item #: sinatatthe_1707) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An outstanding pressing of one of the greatest live albums of all time, recorded late at night in the big room at the Sands Hotel in Vegas
  • With all four sides rating Double Plus (A++) or close to it, the sound here is big and open with superb clarity and energy
  • Basie and Sinatra in their natural habitat and in their prime, putting on the show of a lifetime
  • "Basie and the orchestra are swinging and dynamic, inspiring a textured, dramatic, and thoroughly enjoyable performance from Sinatra ... the definitive portrait of Frank Sinatra in the '60s." - AMG
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Paul Simon
Still Crazy After All These Years

  (Item #: simonstill_1702x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Amazing Triple Plus (A+++) on side two backed with an excellent Double Plus (A++) side one
  • The immediacy of the vocals is wonderful, putting Paul Simon right between your speakers
  • An extremely tough album to find with audiophile sound - but here's one that is just about as good as it gets
  • "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" became the biggest solo hit of Simon's career - on this pressing it finally sounds right
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The Pentangle
Pentangling

  (Item #: pentapentangling_1707_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side one and a superb Double Plus (A++) side two, this copy could not be beat
  • The unprocessed quality found throughout the album has its audiophile credentials fully in order, especially in the area of guitar harmonics, as well as drums that sound like real drums actually sound
  • The foundation of the music is provided by two legendary guitar heavyweights, Bert Jansch and John Renbourn, with Jacqui McShee's almost unbearably sweet vocals soaring above them
  • The best material from Pentangle's amazing first six albums, with sound that's full of British Analog Tubey Magic
  • "Pentangling is filled to the brim with some of the finest recordings the British folk movement had to offer..."
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Linda Ronstadt
Heart Like A Wheel

  (Item #: ronstheart_1707) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Amazing sound throughout with side two rating a Triple Plus (A+++) and side one not far behind it
  • When Will I Be Loved?, You're No Good, It Doesn't Matter Anymore and You Can Close Your Eyes are crazy good here
  • Both sides here are rich, full-bodied and warm with real immediacy to the vocals and harmonically rich guitars
  • By far the best album Ms Ronstadt ever made - truly a Masterpiece and a Mid-'70s Must Own Classic
  • 5 stars: "A veritable catalog of Californian soft rock, and it stands as a landmark of '70s mainstream pop/rock."
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The Rolling Stones
Some Girls

  (Item #: rollisomeg_1707) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides of this copy of the Stones' landmark 1978 album
  • 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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Carly Simon
Carly Simon

  (Item #: simoncarly_1707) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This original Elektra LP has KILLER Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side one backed with an excellent Double Plus (A++) side two
  • The richness and the sweetness of the midrange on the best copies is exactly the way you want to hear this album
  • That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be is the killer track here and it sounds out of this world on this copy
  • Can you believe that the producer and engineer of Carly's 1971 debut here is none other than Eddie Kramer!?
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Carly Simon
Another Passenger

  (Item #: simonanoth_1707) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A wonderful copy, rating a Triple Plus (A+++) on both sides, this is as good as it gets!
  • There's gobs and gobs of 1976 Tubey Magical Richness courtesy of engineer Donn Landee and producer Ted Templeman
  • Our pick for the best -- and best sounding -- Carly Simon album, a Must Own which Rolling Stone called "Carly Simon's best record"
  • She's got help from a wonderful backing crew including the Doobies and Little Feat, plus Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Dr. John, and of course good 'ol JT
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The Rolling Stones
Beggars Banquet

  (Item #: rollibegga_1702s) 

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


  • Hot Stampers on both sides of this early domestic pressing - this is the way a Stones Classic from 1969 is supposed to sound
  • Guaranteed to wipe the floor with any Decca pressing, and of course any new Heavy Vinyl that may come along
  • One of a select group of Rolling Stones records which we prize above all others - Sticky Fingers and Let It Bleed round out the trio
  • 5 stars in the AMG -- with songs like Sympathy For The Devil, Street Fighting Man, Stray Cat Blues, No Expectations - really, is there a bad track on the album? We sure can't find one
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Dire Straits
Brothers In Arms

  (Item #: diresbroth_1612x) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • With Hot Stamper grades on both sides this is a very good sounding copy from first note to last
  • So Far Away, Money For Nothing and Walk Of Life are the killer tracks on the album and they sound very, very good here
  • Guaranteed to beat any Heavy Vinyl pressing, Half-Speed, import or domestic LP you own
  • "Dire Straits had never been so concise or pop-oriented, and it wore well on them." -- Allmusic, 4 stars
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Joni Mitchell
For The Roses

  (Item #: mitchforth_1702x) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A wonderful Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on the second side, Double to Triple (A++ to A+++) on the first
  • The sound is incredibly rich, warm and natural with real immediacy to Joni's vocals, with Tubey Magic for days
  • One of the best sounding Joni records, on a par with Court and Spark and Blue, fine company indeed
  • 4 1/2 stars: "The lyrics here are among Mitchell's best, continuing in the vein of gripping honesty and heartfelt depth exhibited on Blue.... More than a bridge between great albums, this excellent disc is a top-notch listen in its own right."
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Walter Carlos
Switched-On Bach

  (Item #: bach_switc_1610x) 

Our Price: $59.99

  • Two strong sides - Double Plus (A++) or close to it - bring this classic album to life
  • It's shockingly "real", with prodigious amounts of '60s Tubey Magic
  • A copy like this can really show you the texture and character of the Moog synthesizer
  • It's "...characterized by -- for the time -- amazing sensitivity and finely wrought nuances, in timbre, tone, and expressiveness."
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Elvis Costello
Armed Forces

  (Item #: costearmed_1611x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides of this early UK press, giving you killer sound from first note to last
  • Some of the biggest, boldest rock sound ever recorded - nothing short of amazing on a pressing like this
  • A Top 100 album - every track is recorded brilliantly - you will have a hard time finding a record with punchier bass than Armed Forces
  • AMG is right: ""It's a dense but accessible pop record and ranks as his third masterpiece in a row." 5 Stars
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Emmylou Harris
Roses In The Snow

  (Item #: harriroses_1610x) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • Two excellent sides rating at or near Double Plus (A++), with surprisingly musical, natural, relaxed sound
  • Emmylou's vocals are breathy and clear, the stringed instruments have good pluck and twang, and the bass is tight and note-like
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl, a true Mint Minus throughout - not many records by anybody play this quietly
  • 4 1/2 stars in Allmusic: "Combining acoustic bluegrass with traditional Appalachian melodies (and tossing one contemporary tune, Paul Simon's "The Boxer," into the mix), Roses in the Snow ranks among Emmylou Harris' riskiest — and most satisfying — gambits."
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James Taylor
Flag

  (Item #: tayloflag_1707) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A wonderful Triple Triple Flag - A+++ sound on BOTH sides and one of the best copies to ever hit the site
  • Credit for the big, rich, super lively throughout must go to the superbly talented engineer, Val Garay
  • Taylor's hilarious homage to Doo Wop, Is That The Way You Look?, had Demo Disc quality sound
  • The great sounding 1979 follow-up to his wonderful JT album - and one of the man's most underrated albums
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The Association
Insight Out

  (Item #: associnsig_1703s) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - Windy and Never My Love are simply amazing here
  • The Tubey Magical sound, the lively, tight playing by The Wrecking Crew, not to mention some killer Chart Topping '60s pop, make this THE Association record to own
  • With this copy the Sound of the Sixties will fill your room like never before -- wall to wall, floor to ceiling, with layers upon layers of depth
  • Allmusic: "The harmonies and choruses are among the most beautifully textured singing in a rock outfit this side of the Beach Boys."
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Santana
Santana (III)

  (Item #: santasant3_1701x) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • This Must Own Santana Classic (their third in as many years) has two Hot Stamper sides on reasonably quiet vinyl
  • The 3 big hits show the band at their best: No One To Depend On, Everybody's Everything and Everything's Coming Our Way
  • Plenty of vintage Tubey Magic on this recording - this is some of the best sound the band achieved in the studio
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "It's an album that has aged extremely well due to its spare production (by Carlos and the band) and its live sound. This is essential Santana, a record that deserves to be reconsidered in light of its lasting abundance and vision."
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The Who
Live At Leeds

  (Item #: who__livea_1701x) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A hard-rockin' copy - this British Track pressing boasts huge and powerful Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • The recording is huge and lively with startling dynamics and in-the-room-presence like nothing you've heard
  • The drums are so solid, punchy and present they put to shame 99 out of 100 rock records you've ever played
  • 5 stars in Allmusic - a Rolling Stone readers' poll in 2012 ranked it the best live album of all time!
  • Cited as the best live rock recording of all time by The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, the BBC Q magazine, and Rolling Stone. In 2003, it was ranked number 170 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
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Tom Petty
Hard Promises

  (Item #: pettyhardp_1608x) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • An impressive copy, with strong Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides.
  • Punchy with big kick drum sound, also very smooth and rich
  • Recorded at Sound City, home to some of the greatest analog sound ever recorded
  • "A tremendous set of songs and a unified sound that makes it one of Petty's finest records." --Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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Cat Stevens
Catch Bull At Four

  (Item #: stevecatch_1707) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • With a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side two and a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side one, this UK pressing will be tough to beat
  • Bigger, more dynamic, more lively, more present and just plain more EXCITING than anything you've heard before
  • This one can show you the sweeter, tubier Midrange Magic that we love about Cat Stevens recordings
  • Many of Cat's best songs are here: Can't Keep It In, Angelsea, 18th Avenue, Freezing Steel and more
  • "Celebrated and adored for his sanguine lyrics and irresistible hooks, Cat Stevens was one of the rare singer-songwriters capable of composing genuinely optimistic songs that didn't leave a sappy residue in listeners' ears.
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The Rolling Stones
Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!

  (Item #: rolligetye_1707) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This Decca UK pressing has two excellent sounding sides - Double Plus (A++) for the second, close behind for the first
  • The performances of Sympathy For The Devil, Midnight Rambler, and Honky Tonk Woman are MAGICAL on this album
  • An essential Stones album -- live rock and roll doesn't get much more fun than this
  • Allusic 4 1/2 stars: "Often acclaimed as one of the top live rock albums of all time"
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The Rolling Stones
Goats Head Soup

  (Item #: rolligoats_1707) 

Our Price: $139.99

  • An outstanding copy with Double Plus (A++) sides - this copy will show you the real Goat's Head Soup
  • We guarantee the sound is dramatically bigger, richer, fuller and livelier than any pressing you have ever heard
  • Who knew the record could sound this good? Certainly not us! We had no luck with this album for years
  • "This may not be as downright funky, freaky, and fantastic as Exile, yet the extra layer of gloss brings out the enunciated lyrics, added strings, wah-wah guitars, explicit sex, and violence, making it all seem trippily decadent..."
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Talking Heads
Fear of Music

  (Item #: talkifearo_1707) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Killer Hot Stamper sound for this great Talking Heads LP, Double Plus (A++) from start to finish
  • I'd be hard pressed to name another act from the era who put out more groundbreaking yet accessible records than the Talking Heads
  • Drop the needle on the opening track "I Zimbra" and listen to how clear and correct the percussion harmonics are
  • "Its better songs are as good as any Talking Heads ever did" -- Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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Bob Dylan
Bringing It All Back Home

  (Item #: dylanbring_1612s) 

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


  • An amazing Shootout Winning copy of this Dylan classic - Triple Plus (A+++) on side two, Double Plus (A++) on side one
  • Clean, clear and full-bodied with strong midrange presence and virtually none of the harshness that plagues most copies
  • We're offering this early stereo copy at a HUGE discount due to some condition issues discussed below
  • "With Another Side of Bob Dylan, Dylan had begun pushing past folk, and with Bringing It All Back Home, he exploded the boundaries, producing an album of boundless imagination and skill. And it's not just that he went electric, either, rocking hard on "Subterranean Homesick Blues," "Maggie's Farm," and "Outlaw Blues"; it's that he's exploding with imagination throughout the record." 5 stars
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Billie Holiday
Lady In Satin

  (Item #: holidladyi_1612x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides, with reasonably quiet vinyl too
  • 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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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Deja Vu

  (Item #: crosbdejav_1707) 

Our Price: $749.99

  • A stunning copy that is guaranteed to blow your mind; each side rates a Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it
  • The sound is HUGE -- lively, present and rich in a way that nothing you've heard can compete with
  • 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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Coleman Hawkins and Clark Terry
Back In Bean’s Bag

  (Item #: hawkibacki_1707) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A killer original 360 "Black Arrows" copy - nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on side one and nearly as good on side two (A++)
  • All Tube, Live in the Studio Columbia Sound from 1962 - makes a mockery of most jazz records
  • What a swingin' group - there is simply not a false step or false note to be found anywhere on either side of this wonderful recording
  • Hawkins teamed up with the personable trumpeter Clark Terry for this upbeat set of of solid swing. Terry in particular is in exuberant form on "Feedin' the Bean" and a delightful version of "Don't Worry About Me," but Hawkins's playing (particularly on the trumpeter's ballad "Michelle") is also in fine form."
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Joe Pass
The Stones Jazz

  (Item #: pass_stone_1707) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With two Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning sides, this original stereo World Pacific copy simply could not be beat
  • Huge and rich, here is the kind of Tubey Magical presentation that lets this big group of musicians (four trombones!) come alive
  • The engineering by none other than Bruce Botnick is brilliant in all respects, as good as his work with The Doors
  • This is FUN West Coast Pop Jazz built around the superb arrangements of Bob Florence and the great songs of the Stones
  • We're so sure you'll like this music that if for any reason you are unhappy the domestic return shipping is on us!
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Johnny Cash
The Fabulous Johnny Cash

  (Item #: cash_fabul_1707) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent stereo copy with Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish for Johnny Cash's first album for Columbia
  • Both sides are clean, clear and open with plenty of energy and a lovely musical quality that's missing from most copies
  • Fabulous is quite well recorded for a country album in 1958, and the material is consistently engaging
  • 4 1/2 stars Allmusic: "What makes it so entertaining are the songs themselves. From "Don't Take Your Guns to Town" and "Frankie's Man, Johnny" to "Pickin' Time" and "The Troubador," the album is filled with first-rate songs."
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Steve Miller Band
Book Of Dreams

  (Item #: millebooko_1707) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A stunning copy, Triple Plus (A+++) on the second side and Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • The sound is incredibly big and full with excellent clarity, a huge bottom end and tons of energy
  • Jungle Love sounds fantastic here on the A+++ side two
  • 4 stars in Allmusic: "A highlight of the '70s classic rock era and one of Miller's finest releases."
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Rickie Lee Jones
Rickie Lee Jones

  (Item #: jonesricki_1707) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An outstanding copy of this Singer Songwriter Classic with both sides rating Double Plus (A++) for sound or better
  • Both sides are big and bold with plenty of energy, as well as 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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Stephen Stills
Stephen Stills

  (Item #: stillsteph_1707) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side two and a better than Double Plus (A++ to A+++) side one, this copy is practically as good as it gets
  • Love the One You're With and Sit Yourself Down are to die for, but there's really not a bad track on the album
  • A triumph of engineering for Bill Halvorsen and Andy Johns - this and Deja Vu are the very definition of Big Production Rock
  • 4 1/2 stars in the AMG: "Listening to this album three decades on, it's still a jaw-dropping experience, the musical equal to Crosby, Stills & Nash or Déjà Vu, and only a shade less important than either of them."
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Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee
Sonny and Brownie

  (Item #: terrysonny_1707) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Superb Double Plus (A+++) quality sound on both sides, so natural and relaxed, wonderful sound for this music
  • The immediacy, clarity and transparency are excellent, but the key element to any copy is warmth, and this pressing has plenty
  • This copy puts a killer Folk Blues jam from 1973 live in your living room, showcasing two of the true masters of the form
  • "John Mayall and John Hammond, Jr. are among the "youngsters" on this powerful statement that includes a definitive version of Randy Newman's wickedly subtle anti-slavery tune Sail Away."
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Kenny Loggins
Celebrate Me Home

  (Item #: loggiceleb_1707) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • The best copy to ever hit the site and boy is it killer -- Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • Both sides here are rich, full and Tubey Magical with a massive bottom end and lots of space around the instruments
  • It's also one of the only Loggins solo albums that I've ever liked; it was actually a favorite of mine back in the day
  • Allmusic 4 Stars: "Loggins is in good form throughout the record, and if even only the title track entered his readily-acknowledged canon, this has a fine, sustained mood: a soft late '70s vibe that makes it a nice artifact of its time, as well as one of his stronger records, as illustrated by its platinum status -- something it achieved without any blockbuster singles."
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The Who
Tommy

  (Item #: who__tommy_1701ss) 

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


  • A killer Top Copy with three of four sides rating a Triple Plus (A+++) and the other rating an excellent Double Plus (A++)
  • This pressing gives you the kind of powerful sound that brings this music to life -- tons of presence, energy, and Tubey Magic
  • A truly incredible recording that DESTROYS on a copy like this and a long-standing member of our Top 100
  • Add to all this that the vinyl is relatively quiet throughout, and this is truly a MONSTER of a copy
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Henry Mancini
Our Man In Hollywood

  (Item #: manciourma_1608x) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • The first copy to hit the site in a year and it's a good one, with Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • Consistently good sound for some of Mancini's most famous compositions - Days of Wine and Roses is lovely here
  • Both sides are huge and lively with a wide stage and lovely Tubey Magical richness
  • Our thanks go to the hugely talented Al Schmitt for the top quality sound on this all tube 1963 recording
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Airto
Fingers

  (Item #: airtofinge_1610x) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Excellent from first note to last - Double Plus sound (A++) on both sides, on fairly quiet vinyl
  • Great bass, solid weight to the all the drums, clarity and presence, and most important of all, energy
  • Sonically impressive funky Brazilian jazz sound with tons of lifelike percussion - thanks RVG!
  • 4 1/2 stars in the All Music Guide; a longtime Better Records favorite and Desert Island Disc
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Derek and the Dominos
Layla

  (Item #: dereklayla_1707_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This copy delivers consistent, top quality sound - all four sides rated Double Plus (A++) or close to it
  • Some of our favorite Clapton songs are here: Bell Bottom Blues, Tell The Truth, Little Wing, Layla and Have You Ever Loved A Woman?
  • One of the most difficult albums to find great sound for, but a lot easier for us now that we know what to look for
  • Clapton's greatest album: "But what really makes Layla such a powerful record is that Clapton, ignoring the traditions that occasionally painted him into a corner, simply tears through these songs with burning, intense emotion."
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Beethoven / Symphony #6 (Pastoral) / Ansermet

  (Item #: beethsym6_6160_1707) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides, this is a wonderful find from our recent shootout, on fairly quiet vinyl too
  • The texture on the strings is captured perfectly - this is an area in which modern pressings fail almost completely
  • Everything sounds so right on this record, so much like live music, there is almost nothing to say about the sound other than You Are There
  • Recorded in Geneva's exquisite Victoria Hall in 1959, this is a top performance from Ansermet and the Suisse Romande, the best we know of
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Yes
The Yes Album

  (Item #: yes__yesal_1707) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An outstanding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides - the sound is huge and powerful
  • Parts of the album are nothing less than startling in their Prog Rock Power - Starship Trooper is insane here
  • 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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Prokofiev / Scythian Suite & Lt. Kije / Abbado

  (Item #: prokoltkij_33_1707) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This 2-pack gives you outstanding Triple Plus (A+++) sound for Lt. Kije and wonderful Double Plus (A++) sound for the Scythian Suite
  • This single LP boasts our favorite performances for both of these popular 20th century works - such a deal!
  • Big, clear, present and transparent, with a HUGE bottom end, this is some Demo Disc sound all right
  • When the brass is rich and clear, not thin and shrill, the way it is here, you have yourself a top DG pressing
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Johnny Cash
Ring of Fire: Best of Johnny Cash

  (Item #: cash_ringo_1707) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A killer 360 pressing with 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 a wonderfully Tubey Magical Midrange
  • Fairly quiet throughout, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus - not many pressings from 1963 are going to play this quietly
  • "Technically, Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash isn't a greatest-hits collection, but it does contain a number of his greatest performances and singles ... one of Cash's best." - All Music
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Pink Floyd
The Wall

  (Item #: pinkfthewa_1707_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With excellent Hot Stamper sound on all four sides, this is a great way to hear The Wall
  • Too many songs with Demo Quality sound to mention, but the children's chorus in Another Brick..., Pt. 1 is always fun
  • James Guthrie labored mightily to make this one as big, bold and immersive as any Prog Rock recording we know of - and succeeded brilliantly
  • 4 1/2 stars in the AMG, and proof that analog in 1979 could still be amazing, hence its status as a Top 100 Title
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Randy Newman
Little Criminals

  (Item #: newmalittl_1707) 

Our Price: $199.99
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  • An exceptionally good sounding pressing from our first shootout for this album since 2013, on reasonably quiet vinyl to boot
  • Side two earned our top Triple Plus (A+++) grade, and 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 of the copies we played
  • Newman's first and only Gold Record, with tons of great songs including his biggest hit, Short People
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Blondie
Parallel Lines

  (Item #: blondparal_1707_2) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Two excellent Double Plus (A++) sides or BETTER mean that this copy of Blondie's Masterpiece can rock with the best of them
  • The powerful sound of this Power Pop Classic really comes through here - and that's not a claim you can make about very many copies
  • There's not a bad song to be found anywhere, and lots of great ones: One Way Or Another, Heart Of Glass, Hanging On The Telephone, etc.
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "Blondie's best album," which is actually a bit of an understatement - it's by far their best album
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Ambrosia
One Eighty

  (Item #: ambrooneei_1612x) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With two Big, Punchy, Rockin' Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy is doing Ambrosia's fourth album proud
  • Prodigious bass, powerful dynamics, analog Tubey Magic and choruses that get big and loud are hallmarks of our copies
  • Biggest Part Of Me is unabashed Soft Rock Magic, the way Bread's 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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The Beatles
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

  (Item #: beatlsgtpe_1707_2) 

Our Price: $699.99

  • A stunning copy with a Triple Plus (A+++) side two and a better than Double Plus (A++ to A+++) side one, amazing from first note to last
  • Huge, spacious and detailed, with the Tubey Magic of a fresh tape, this is the way to hear Sgt. Pepper in all its analog glory
  • Most pressings - especially the new ones - have nothing approaching the Tubey Magic, space and energy of this LP
  • A Better Records Top 100 - "It's possible to argue that there are better Beatles albums, yet no album is as historically important as this."
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Pentangle
Cruel Sister

  (Item #: pentacruel_1612s) 

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


  • This British Transatlantic LP boasts superb sound, nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on the first side and close to it on the second
  • It's been two and a half years since we last had a copy of this album on the site, that's how rare they are
  • Both sides are Tubey Magical and rich, with Jacqui Mcshee's voice sounding as breathy and natural as you can imagine
  • "Cruel Sister shows Pentangle at their artistic height, combining all of their skill and inspiration to create a vital and enduring album." AMG 4 1/2 stars
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Simon & Garfunkel
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme

  (Item #: simonparsl_1707_1) 

Our Price: $89.99

  • This is a surprisingly good sounding album - when you can hear it on a Hot Stamper like this
  • It's open, spacious, and transparent, with breathy vocals - the sound is, above all, natural
  • A Demo Disc for Tubey Magical voices and guitars, as well as a longtime Better Records Top 100 album
  • 4 1/2 stars Allmusic: "[I]t is an achievement akin to the Beatles' Revolver or the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds album, and just as personal and pointed as either of those records at their respective bests."
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The Beatles
With The Beatles

  (Item #: beatlwitht_1707) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • An incredible sounding copy, Triple Plus (A+++) on the second side and very nearly that good on the first (A++ to A+++)!
  • Superb space and immediacy, rich and smooth and so Tubey Magical -- exactly the right sound for this music
  • So many great songs: Til There Was You, You've Really Got A Hold On Me, Devil In Her Heart...
  • Allmusic: "It was clear that, even at this early stage, the Beatles were rapidly maturing and changing, turning into expert craftsmen and musical innovators."
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Peter Gabriel
So

  (Item #: gabriso_1707) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Two outstanding Double Plus (A++) sides on relatively quiet vinyl for what some consider to be Peter Gabriel's best album
  • You'll be surprised how ANALOG this music can sound on the best copies - you've never heard the album sound better
  • Great songs including Don't Give Up, Sledgehammer, Big Time, Mercy Street, Red Rain, In Your Eyes and more
  • "Excellent albums followed, but the breathtaking So is the best introduction to a dazzling discography." Bruno MacDonald
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Flack / Hathaway
Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway

  (Item #: flackrober_1612x) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An incredible Triple Plus (A+++) side two backed with an excellent Double Plus (A++) side one
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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Mussorgsky et al. / Danse Infernale / Fiedler

  (Item #: mussodanse_1612s) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • 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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Jimmy Smith
Bashin'

  (Item #: smithbashi_1701s) 

Our Price: $249.99
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  • One of the best copies of this Big Band Jazz classic led by Jimmy Smith's organ to ever hit the site!
  • An amazing Triple Plus (A+++) side two backed with an excellent Double Plus (A++) side one
  • It's super rich, full and Tubey Magical with tons of bottom end weight and a nice extended top end
  • A Five Star album on Allmusic, featuring arrangements by the legendary Oliver Nelson
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The Pretenders
The Pretenders

  (Item #: preteprete_1707) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Two excellent sides each rating a Double Plus (A++) or better - we rarely have copies that rock the way this one does
  • The sound is big and lively with a strong bottom end - this is one of engineer Bill Price's better efforts behind the boards
  • Relatively quiet vinyl throughout this early UK pressing - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • Five Stars: "Few rock & roll records rock as hard or with as much originality as the Pretenders' eponymous debut album. A sleek, stylish fusion of Stonesy rock & roll, new wave pop, and pure punk aggression, Pretenders is teeming with sharp hooks and a viciously cool attitude."
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Dire Straits
Making Movies

  (Item #: diresmakin_1707) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side two and a better than Double Plus (A++ to A+++) side one, this copy is practically as good as it gets
  • Both sides here are rich, smooth and Tubey Magical, with breathy vocals and huge amounts of studio of space around the instruments
  • The sound is dramatically bigger, richer and livelier than what we're used to hearing from this album, finally!
  • 4 1/2 stars Allmusic: "Making Movies is helped by a new wave-tinged pop production, which actually helps Knopfler's jazzy inclinations take hold ... ranks among the band's finest work."
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Seals & Crofts
Summer Breeze

  (Item #: sealssumme_1707_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A simply wonderful copy of Summer Breeze: Triple Plus (A+++) on side two and Double Plus (A++) on side one
  • With tons of Tubey Magical richness in the midrange - the kind they were still recording in 1972 - this is a wonderful sounding album of folk pop
  • It has taken us years to find the right stampers for this album, and now here they are on the Green Label original in all their glory
  • "Summer Breeze offered an unusually ambitious array of music within a soft rock context -- most artists tried to avoid weighty subjects in such surroundings (except, of course, CSN or Simon & Garfunkel, who could pretty much get away with anything)."
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Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin III

  (Item #: ledze3_1707_1) 

Our Price: $599.99

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

  (Item #: spiritwelv_1707) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides and fairly quiet vinyl make this a Must Own copy
  • Huge sound - this Psych Masterpiece creates a marvelous world of its own
  • A concept album with consistent, top quality songwriting - Nature's Way, Animal Zoo, Mr. Skin and more
  • "Spirit's crowning moment and one of the era's great underrated albums."
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Spirit
Spirit

  (Item #: spirispiri_1707) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Excellent sound for this psychedelic Masterpiece with both sides rating a strong Double Plus (A++)
  • Wall to wall, with layered studio depth like you will not believe, the kind of space you hear on an engineering classic like Dark Side
  • It's tough to find these in anything but beat condition which is why we so rarely have them on the site
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic, but in our estimation it deserves at least five - it's simply BRILLIANT
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Beethoven / Violin Concerto / Heifetz / Munch

  (Item #: beethvioli_1992_1707) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Presenting the best sounding recording of the Beethoven Violin Concerto we have ever played - LSC 1992
  • With a nearly shootout winning grade just shy of Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on side one and a strong Double Plus (A++) side two, Heifetz's performance comes alive on this pressing
  • The presentation of the violin is immediate, real and lively like no other - you are in the presence of greatness with this copy
  • The orchestra is wide, tall, spacious, rich and tubey, yet the dynamics and transparency are first rate
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Harry Nilsson
A Little Touch of Schmilsson

  (Item #: nilsslittl_1707) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Amazing Triple Plus (A+++) sound from beginning to end, making this THE copy to own for Harry Nilsson fans
  • Both sides are incredibly rich and full with excellent presence and lots of space around the instruments
  • One of our favorite Nilsson releases (of which there are many) - it's The Ultimate latter-day standards album
  • A lusciously Tubey Magical Top 100 album with orchestral arrangements by the superbly talented Gordon Jenkins
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Little Feat
Waiting For Columbus

  (Item #: littlwaiti_1707) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • One of the highest rated copies to ever hit the site: three Triple Plus (A+++) sides with another not far behind (A++ to A+++)
  • That adds up to 11.5 pluses out of a possible 12 - this is a copy that will absolutely murder the one(s) on your shelf
  • Amazing energy and size, just right for Little Feat's brand of large group rock'n'roll - with the Tower of Power Horns to boot
  • One of our all time favorite live recordings - a top Little Feat album too, if not actually their single best release
  • "[R]ich performances that prove Little Feat were one of the great live bands of their time." -- AMG 4 1/2 stars
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The Yardbirds
Roger The Engineer

  (Item #: yardbroger_1707) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • 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
  • 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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Willie Nelson
Tougher Than Leather

  (Item #: nelsotough_1707) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Triple Plus (A+++) on side one and nearly that on side two, this is as good a copy of Tougher Than Leather as can be found
  • It's richer, fuller, more musical and more natural - Willie's unique voice is reproduced with a solidity and immediacy not heard on other copies
  • This is the first Hot Stamper to make it to the site, and we've been trying since 2011! Not that many good sounding copies out there...
  • As one Amazon reviewer wrote "This is a must buy album for any true Willie Nelson fan. This is good Willie - THERE IS NO BAD WILLIE!"
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Sade
Diamond Life

  (Item #: sade_diamo_1707) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • "Triple Triple" for this sultry chanteuse's debut album -- both sides earned our top grade of A+++
  • This UK disc is dramatically better than any domestic pressing we played - clean, clear and open, yet rich and natural
  • The key to the best copies is Tubey Magical richness and sweetness, and this copy could not be beat on both counts
  • Sade "projects a wised-up sensuality, and the record neither creaks with the revivalism of Harry Connick nor the sterility of Simply Red, to name but two of Sade's neo-cocktail rivals."
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Heart
Dreamboat Annie

  (Item #: heartdream_1707) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • One of the best sounding copies of this Heart classic to ever hit the site - Triple Plus (A+++) on BOTH sides
  • Punchy and present, open and transparent, with real weight and power to the low end, nothing else in our shootout could compare to this bad boy
  • There is so much more LIFE to this recording than I ever thought possible, and only the best pressings let that energy come through
  • A Better Records Top 100 album, 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "Aggressive yet melodic rockers like "Sing Child," "White Lightning & Wine," and the rock radio staples "Magic Man" and "Crazy on You" led to the tag "the female Led Zeppelin."
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Cream
Live Cream

  (Item #: creamlive_1707) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A shootout winning copy, with a Triple Plus (A+++) side one and a Double Plus (A++) side two
  • Super lively and clear with the kind of bass that most pressings just doesn't have
  • Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus, about as quiet as you're likely to find on an early UK pressing
  • 4 stars on Allmusic: " This could well be their most consistently brilliant album for sheer musicianship"
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Chabrier / Orchestral Music / Ansermet

  (Item #: chabrorche_1611x) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • Excellent sound on both sides - this is a WONDERFUL orchestral recording, guaranteed to beat any Heavy Vinyl you own
  • Both sides are big, clear, rich, dynamic, transparent and energetic - this is the sound we love
  • Here is the energy and power of Chabrier's remarkable orchestration, thanks to the brilliant engineering of Roy Wallace
  • Ansermet's Chabrier disc has long been a big favorite of ours here at Better Records - this copy will show you why
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Frank Zappa
Waka/Jawaka

  (Item #: zappawakaj_1707) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This copy is an absolute KNOCKOUT, with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides
  • A Top 100 Title, and deservedly so: the sound is HUGE - big, rich, punchy, lively and clear
  • The size and power of a big band, Zappa style, with White Hot Stamper sound? There is (almost*) nothing like it
  • Rolling Stone raved that it's "...some of the best material he's done in years."
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Billy Joel
An Innocent Man

  (Item #: joel_aninn_1707) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • An excellent copy with an especially strong side one, rating a Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++), right up there with our Shootout Winner
  • Dynamic and open, with driving rhythmic energy - this early pressing brings this great batch of songs to life!
  • Jam packed with hits: An Innocent Man, The Longest Time, Tell Her About It, Uptown Girl, Leave a Tender Moment Alone, and more - seven singles in all
  • "Joel has rarely sounded so carefree either in performance or writing, possibly due to "Christie Lee" Brinkley, a supermodel who became his new love prior to An Innocent Man." — Allmusic
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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Damn the Torpedoes

  (Item #: pettydamnt_1707) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • An outstanding hard rockin' pressing, earning Double Plus (A++) grades sound on both sides
  • Credit for the tremendous presence and energy of the recording goes to the brilliant engineer Shelly Yakus
  • Damn the Torpedoes is, simply put, the best sounding Tom Petty album we have ever played
  • 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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Boz Scaggs
Silk Degrees

  (Item #: scaggsilkd_1611s) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • Hot Stamper sound on both sides for Boz's very well recorded Masterpiece of Soulful Pop
  • Punchy, open and clear throughout with the big bass and energy so critical to this rhythmic music
  • Check out the solid, weighty piano, the one that's missing from the CBS Half-Speed and 90% of the reissues
  • 5 stars in Allmusic: Scaggs "hit the R&B charts in a big way with the addictive, sly Lowdown... and expressed his love of smooth soul music almost as well on the appealing What Can I Say."
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Thelonious Monk
Criss-Cross

  (Item #: monk_criss_1707) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This early stereo pressing won our shootout - Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side and Double Plus (A++) on the second
  • Columbia records produced by Teo Macero in the early '60s have consistently open, natural sound - this one from '63 is no exception
  • The piano sounds amazing here -- natural and dynamic, letting Monk's passionate playing shine
  • "Thelonious Monk's second album for Columbia Records features some of the finest work that Monk ever did in the studio with his '60s trio and quartet ... This is prime Monk for any degree of listener." -- Allmusic
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Duke Ellington
Duke's Big 4

  (Item #: ellindukes_1707) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This is an exceptionally well recorded small group date, with wonderful Double Plus (A++) sound throughout
  • I don't know of any other Pablo recording of the Duke from this era that has such big, open, clear, solid sonics
  • Val Valentin did the engineering, and as he has so often over the course of his storied career, he knocked it out of the park
  • "One of Duke Ellington's finest small group sessions from his final decade was this frequently exciting quartet date with guitarist Joe Pass, bassist Ray Brown and drummer Louie Bellson ... Highly recommended." Allmusic 4 1/2 Stars
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James Taylor
Gorilla

  (Item #: taylogoril_1611x) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Two outstanding Double Plus (A++) sides, with excellent sound for one of James Taylor's best softer rock albums
  • Soulful soft rock at its best and his best, an underappreciated album by our man JT, and one that belongs in your collection
  • Mexico, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) and I Was A Fool To Care are standouts, but there's not really a weak track here
  • Rolling Stone notes that "With Gorilla, Taylor is well on his way to staking out new ground. What he's hit upon is the unlikely mating of his familiar low-keyed, acoustic guitar-dominated style with L.A. harmony rock and the sweet, sexy school of rhythm and blues."
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The Beach Boys
Sunflower

  (Item #: beachsunfl_1701s) 

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


  • A Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on the second side, Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • This pressing is surprisingly rich and smooth, with excellent bass and nice immediacy to the vocals
  • One of the better sounding Beach Boys recordings that really comes to life on the best copies
  • A 4 1/2 star album in the All Music Guide: "Brian Wilson once again back near the top of his game."
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Art Garfunkel
Watermark

  (Item #: garfuwater_1609s) 

Our Price: $99.99
Sale Price: $69.00 (You save $30.99 / 31%)


  • Great copy of Garfunkel's Watermark - Double Plus (A++) on both sides
  • Full bodied throughout, with nice bass and clarity
  • James Taylor and Paul Simon guest on the hit "(What A) Wonderful World"
  • The last record Paul Desmond played on before his death in 1977
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U2
October

  (Item #: u2___octob_1707) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • For the first time ever, we have an incredible sounding copy of October with both sides rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it
  • Both sides here are out of this world -- incredibly big, full and lively with lots of energy and a massive punchy bottom end
  • Relatively quiet vinyl, with each side playing Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "... when U2 do marry the message, melody, and sound together, as on "Gloria," "I Threw a Brick Through a Window," and "I Fall Down," the results are thoroughly impressive." - All Music
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Genesis
Wind and Wuthering

  (Item #: geneswinda_1707) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • One of the few Hot Stamper copies to EVER hit the site! It's a ridiculously tough album to find great sound for
  • Both these Double Plus (A++) sides are dramatically more present, dynamic and detailed than you've heard elsewhere, guaranteed
  • Their Masterpiece is still A Trick of the Tail, the album before this one, but Wind and Wuthering certainly has much to offer as well
  • Allmusic: "Wind & Wuthering followed quickly on the heels of A Trick of the Tail and they're very much cut from the same cloth, working the same English eccentric ground that was the group's stock in trade since Trespass."
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Blood, Sweat & Tears
Blood, Sweat & Tears

  (Item #: bloodblood_1707_1) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • An excellent original 360 pressing of "The Best Sounding Rock Recording Ever"
  • Both sides earned a Double Plus (A++) grade or something close to it - remarkable engineering from Roy Halee
  • The sound is HUGE, rich, dynamic and POWERFUL - this is a very special record, a longtime member of our Top 100
  • Allmusic 4 1/2 stars: "Their finest moment and a testimony to the best of the jazz/rock movement ... The album is bold, brassy and adventurous."
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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
You're Gonna Get It!

  (Item #: pettyyoure_1612x) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • A solidly hard rockin' copy! Double Plus (A++) on both sides and exceptionally QUIET vinyl - a true Mint Minus
  • Rich and open with a killer bottom end, it's the best record Petty ever made -a late '70s Rock Classic
  • Restless, I Need To Know and Listen To Her Heart are three of Petty's best songs and they sound incredible here
  • "Petty's achievement is all the more remarkable because, for all his eclecticism, he's basically working in a mainstream style, mining the obsessions and quirks beneath the sentimental conventions of Seventies pop." Rolling Stone
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The Beatles
With The Beatles

  (Item #: beatlwitht_1610x) 

Our Price: $49.99

  • Both sides earned very respectable Hot Stamper grades and play fairly quietly
  • Open and musical, with the smoothness and clarity that most copies simply don't offer the listener
  • So many great songs: All My Loving, Til There Was You, Roll over Beethoven, You've Really Got A Hold On Me, Devil In Her Heart, Money (That's What I Want)...
  • Allmusic: "It was clear that, even at this early stage, the Beatles were rapidly maturing and changing, turning into expert craftsmen and musical innovators."
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Led Zeppelin
Physical Graffiti

  (Item #: ledzephysi_1707) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • WHOA! 4 stunning sides with 10 pluses between them out of 12, including two Off-the-Charts Triple Pluses (A+++)
  • The Triple Plus sides two and four are simply amazing - you will not believe how good Kashmir sounds!
  • A tough title to find with consistently good sound, which is why killer copies like this one rarely make the site (and cost a fortune when they do)
  • Rolling Stone called it "the band's Tommy, Beggar's Banquet and Sgt. Pepper rolled into one: Physical Graffiti is Led Zeppelin's bid for artistic respectability."
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Led Zeppelin
Physical Graffiti

  (Item #: ledzephysi_1707_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • This copy is outstanding on every side, earning Double Plus (A++) or better grades and rockin' like crazy
  • Side one has nearly Triple Plus sound for three of the album's best tracks: Custard Pie, The Rover and In My Time of Dying
  • Here's the energy, presence, and sheer rock and roll power that lets this music come to life like you've never heard before
  • 5 stars Allmusic: "Captures the whole experience of Led Zeppelin at the top of their game better than any of their other albums."
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