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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Damn the Torpedoes

  (Item #: pettydamnt_1612_1) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Triple Triple! Two amazing A+++ sides that present this music better than you could imagine
  • 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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Janis Joplin
Pearl

  (Item #: joplipearl_1612) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Triple Triple! Both sides here earned our top grade, making this an exceptionally strong copy of this all-time classic
  • A+++ sound throughout that's dramatically richer, fuller and punchier than the typical pressing
  • Janis's vocals sound right here - smooth enough to let you crank this one up good and loud without the sound getting hard and edgy
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "Designed as a showcase for her powerhouse vocals... the results are magnificent"
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Led Zeppelin
Houses of the Holy

  (Item #: ledzehouse_1612) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • A stunning Top Copy that brings this album to an entirely different level, Triple Plus or close throughout
  • Wall to wall, floor to ceiling Led Zeppelin power -- this copy delivers in a way you will not believe
  • A Better Records Top 100 album (along with 4 other Zep titles), 5 Stars in AMG
  • "Jimmy Page's riffs rely on ringing, folky hooks as much as they do on thundering blues-rock, giving the album a lighter, more open atmosphere..."
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The Rolling Stones
Sticky Fingers

  (Item #: rollistick_1612) 

Our Price: $749.99

  • A Sticky Fingers like you've never heard -- Triple Triple... As Good As It Gets!
  • Both A+++ sides amazingly communicate the power and the beauty of this truly superb recording
  • As quiet a copy as we could ever hope to find -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on both sides
  • A landmark Glyn Johns recording, our favorite by the Stones, a Top 100 Title (of course) and 5 stars on Allmusic (ditto)
  • Q magazine said this was "the Stones at their assured, showboating peak ... A magic formula of heavy soul, junkie blues and macho rock."
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The Beatles
A Hard Day’s Night

  (Item #: beatlahard_1612_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Both sides earned seriously good grades of Double Plus (A++) - they're bursting with Fab Four energy and enthusiasm
  • Play I’ll Cry Instead, If I Fell or Things We Said Today to hear some real early Beatles Vocal Magic
  • This one gets the heart of the music right - the vocals - and that's what makes The Beatles FUN to listen to
  • 100% Lennon-McCartney originals: "Decades after its original release, its punchy blend of propulsive rhythms, jangly guitars, and infectious, singalong melodies is remarkably fresh." AMG 5 Stars
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Al Stewart
Year Of The Cat

  (Item #: stewayearo_1608s) 

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


  • 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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Supertramp
Crime of the Century

  (Item #: supercrime_1610s) 

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


  • A huge and powerful pressing, boasting Double Plus (A++) quality sound on both sides
  • A killer Ken Scott recording with Cinerama-sized soundstaging to rival the best albums you've ever heard
  • Clearly their Masterpiece, and a longtime member of our Rock & Pop Top 100
  • "...a huge leap forward for the group and their most consistent album outside of that 1979 masterwork, Breakfast in America."
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Steely Dan
Pretzel Logic

  (Item #: steelpretz_1612) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Two SUPERB sides with each rating Double Plus (A++) or better - this copy has the Tubey Magical sound we love
  • Clear and present throughout, an especially rich and tubey, you'd be hard pressed to find a bigger sounding copy!
  • A Better Records Top 100 album and our clear pick for The Best Sounding Steely Dan Record
  • 5 stars Allmusic "Steely Dan made more accomplished albums than Pretzel Logic, but they never made a better one."
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Spirit
Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus

  (Item #: spiritwelv_1612) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • 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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Paul Simon
Graceland

  (Item #: simongrace_1612_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Excellent Hot Stamper sound from start to finish - relatively rich and warm with good low end weight
  • Fairly quiet vinyl throughout, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus - they don't come much quieter
  • This copy is guaranteed to trounce the well-reviewed but nevertheless awful Heavy Vinyl LP in every way, or your money back
  • Allmusic 5 stars "An enormously successful record, Graceland became the standard against which subsequent musical experiments by major artists were measured."
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Santana
Inner Secrets

  (Item #: santainner_1612_2) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Superb Big and Bold Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides on reasonably quiet vinyl
  • Power and energy are what make this album a true Demo Disc in the world of rock, and this copy has plenty of both
  • A sleeper in the Santana canon that boasts some of the best sound the band ever put to vinyl -- shockingly good sound
  • Top tracks here include three of their biggest barnburners: Dealer (Traffic), Stormy and Well...All Right (Blind Faith)
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Linda Ronstadt
Don’t Cry Now

  (Item #: ronstdontc_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This 2-pack has a Triple Plus (A+++) side two and a side one that's right up there with it
  • Transparency and presence here are top notch - the piano and vocals are amazingly real
  • We love her heartfelt interpretations of Desperado and Sail Away
  • Linda really belts it out on this album -- face it, it's what she does best -- and only the rarest copies allow you to turn up the volume good and loud and let her do her thing
  • Rolling Stone raves it's "the Ronstadt album for which we've been waiting."
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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Damn the Torpedoes

  (Item #: pettydamnt_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • 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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Harry Nilsson
Nilsson Sings Newman

  (Item #: nilssnilss_1612) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Two excellent sides with each rating a Double Plus (A++) or close to it
  • The sound is clean, clear and spacious, yet rich, sweet and natural
  • Nilsson's vocals sound just right, and Randy Newman's songwriting is as sharp as ever
  • Allmusic 4 1/2 stars: "A masterpiece is what this is, albeit a subtle, graceful masterpiece"
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Randy Newman
Little Criminals

  (Item #: newmalittl_1606_2s) 

Our Price: $99.99
Sale Price: $69.99 (You save $30.00 / 30%)


  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on side one — lively and present
  • Side two rates a solid Single Plus — big, punchy bottom end
  • Tons of great songs on here, including the big hit, "Short People
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The Moody Blues
A Question of Balance

  (Item #: moodyaques_1612) 

Our Price: $199.99

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

  (Item #: heartlittl_1612) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Two seriously rockin' sides that average Double Plus (A++) - the title track is huge and energetic like you've never heard
  • Barracuda and Love Alive - two of Heart's best songs bar none - both sound excellent here
  • Most copies won't give you deep bass, punchy drums and meaty guitars that you get here, not by a longshot
  • A Rock and Pop Top 100 album with Demo Disc sound on a pressing like this
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Dire Straits
Brothers In Arms

  (Item #: diresbroth_1612) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • 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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Marshall Crenshaw
Marshall Crenshaw

  (Item #: crensmarsh_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A killer copy of Marshall Crenshaw's debut, earning seriously good Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides
  • Balanced, musical and full throughout, and pressed on exceptionally QUIET vinyl
  • 5 Stars in Allmusic and a classic of "catchy, relatively unadorned guitar rock."
  • "The album is an alternately rousing and heartbreaking cycle of infectious pop rockers ("Cynical Girl," "Rockin' Around in N.Y.C.," "She Can't Dance") and ballads ("Mary Anne," "Not for Me") — none of them clocking in at more than 3:07."
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Cream
Goodbye

  (Item #: creamgoodb_1610_2s) 

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


  • Both sides of this British pressing offer excellent Hot Stamper sound and quiet surfaces
  • Turn it up and this one can rock - it's like a Cream concert in your listening room
  • The best pressings, the ones that are full-bodied and smooth, let you crank the levels and reproduce the album good and loud the way it was meant to be heard
  • "The live music on the whole is better than that on Wheels of Fire, capturing the trio at an empathetic peak as a band." -- Allmusic
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The Beatles
With The Beatles

  (Item #: beatlwitht_1610_2s) 

Our Price: $69.99
Sale Price: $49.00 (You save $20.99 / 30%)


  • 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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The Beatles
Rubber Soul

  (Item #: beatlrubbe_1612) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

  (Item #: beatlforsa_1612) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Only the second Top Copy to hit the site in over a year: Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side, Double Plus (A++) on the second
  • Both sides have superb energy and presence -- the band is RIGHT THERE and full of LIFE
  • An underrated Beatles album - Allmusic gives it Five Big Stars and we like it every bit as much as they do
  • I'm A Loser, Baby's In Black, Rock And Roll Music, I'll Follow The Sun. Eight Days A Week, Words Of Love, Every Little Thing, I Don't Want To Spoil The Party, What You're Doing and 4 more - 14 tracks in all (!)
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Bob Marley & The Wailers
Rastaman Vibration

  (Item #: marlerasta_1604s) 

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


  • Strong Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides, excellent from start to finish
  • Big and rich, with the kind of full-bodied sound that this music needs to work its magic
  • Big bass is of course key to the best copies - this one has the deep punchy bass we love on Marley's music
  • 4 Stars in Allmusic and Marley's first Top Ten Album
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Jethro Tull
Thick As A Brick

  (Item #: jethrthick_1612_2) 

Our Price: $549.99

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

  (Item #: weathheavy_1612_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A Top Copy - Triple Plus (A+++) on side one and very close to it (A++ to A+++) on side two - killer throughout!
  • Birdland on this copy has some of the most dynamic, wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling jam-packed sound ever committed to vinyl
  • Joe Zawinul and Jaco Pastorius are both here and at the absolute peak of their creative powers - this is a work of GENIUS
  • Allmusic 5 Stars: '"Birdland" is a remarkable bit of record-making, a unified, ever-developing piece of music that evokes, without in any way imitating, a joyous evening on 52nd St. with a big band."
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Weather Report
Heavy Weather

  (Item #: weathheavy_1612) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end for the band's Masterpiece - the sound is BIG and BOLD
  • Some of the most dynamic, wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling jam-packed sound ever committed to vinyl
  • Joe Zawinul and Jaco Pastorius are both here and at the absolute peak of their creative powers - this is a work of GENIUS
  • Allmusic 5 Stars: '"Birdland" is a remarkable bit of record-making, a unified, ever-developing piece of music that evokes, without in any way imitating, a joyous evening on 52nd St. with a big band."
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June Christy
This Is June Christy

  (Item #: christhisi_1612) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • You'll find superb Double Plus (A++) Tubey Magical sound from 1958 on both sides of this Turquoise Capitol pressing
  • This copy has sonics competitive with some of the best that have ever made it to the site, and the vinyl is QUIET (for this album anyway)
  • June Christy is one of our favorite Cool School vocalists - we just wish we could find more clean copies of her classic '50s albums
  • All the top West Coast jazz guys are here: Shorty Rogers, Shelly Manne, Bud Shank, Bob Cooper, and swinging arrangements by Pete Rugolo
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XTC
English Settlement

  (Item #: xtc__engli_1612) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Killer sound from start to finish, with every side earning seriously good grades of Double Plus (A++) or better
  • Side four earned a Triple Plus (!) grade - on a Big System this is a sonic tour de force, a MONSTER Demo Disc
  • This copy has huge amounts of open studio space and that Tubey Magical, rich, fat, dense British Rock Sound we love
  • Includes the hit Senses Working Overtime - "The textural sound of the album is quite remarkable" -- Allmusic, 4 stars
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Saint-Saens / Symphony No. 3 ("Organ") / Fremaux

  (Item #: saintsym3_1612) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • One of Saint-Saens' greatest masterpieces returns to Better Records with true Demo Disc sound
  • Huge, lively, spacious, dynamic - both sides earned our top grade of Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it
  • What this copy did better than practically any other was show us just how rich, smooth and Tubey Magical 1973 EMI sound could be
  • "The whole work is a magnificent and fantastical symphonic machine that's an apotheosis of the orchestral technology of the late 19th century."
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Miles Davis
In Person - Friday Night

  (Item #: davisinper_1606s) 

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


  • Triple Triple! This incredible pressing earned our top A+++ grade on BOTH sides
  • Love the sound of vintage tube jazz recordings? This copy delivers like very few records will
  • There was simply no other copy in our shootout that could lay a glove on it
  • Relatively quiet vinyl too -- good luck finding a copy that sounds like this and plays so well
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Billy Joel
Songs In The Attic

  (Item #: joel_songs_1607s) 

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


  • A KILLER copy with Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on both sides for Billy Joel's Best Album
  • Incredibly rich and full with tons of bottom end weight and energy - there are few studio recordings that have dynamics like these
  • We forget how compressed most recordings are - it takes a record like this to show you how much LIFE there is in live music
  • "...every song is given a fuller, better arrangement that makes it all spring to life. "Los Angelenos" and "Everybody Loves You Now" hit harder in the live setting, while ballads like "She's Got a Way," "Summer, Highland Falls," and "I've Loved These Days" are richer and warmer in these versions." AMG
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Miles Davis
Nefertiti

  (Item #: davisnefer_1612) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A stunning copy -- nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on both sides, it's the second best to ever hit the site
  • The sound is exceptionally rich, warm and full-bodied with notably natural and realistic bite to Miles' horn
  • Fred Plaut delivers yet another big-as-life, spacious and unerringly accurate 30th Street Studio recording
  • 5 Stars on Allmusic: "What's impressive, like on all of this quintet's sessions, is the interplay, how the musicians follow an unpredictable path as a unit, turning in music that is always searching, always provocative, and never boring."
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Cannonball Adderley
Somethin' Else

  (Item #: addersomet_1612) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • An amazing Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side and very nearly as good on the second (A++ to A+++)
  • Our shootout winner here had as much energy, presence, dynamics and three-dimensional studio space as any jazz recording we have ever heard
  • 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 on Allmusic: "Both horn players are at their peak of lyrical invention, crafting gorgeous, flowing blues lines."
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Miles Davis
Kind of Blue

  (Item #: daviskindo_1612_2) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • A stunning Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on the second side, Double Plus (A++) on the first, jazz sound like you have never heard
  • Striking clarity and transparency, correct tonality, and in-the-room immediacy are just some of the qualities to be found here
  • Kind of Blue demonstrates the big-as-life, spacious and unerringly accurate 30th Street Studio Sound Fred Plaut was justly famous for
  • "Kind of Blue isn't merely an artistic highlight for Miles Davis, it's an album that towers above its peers, a record generally considered as the definitive jazz album, a universally acknowledged standard of excellence."
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Miles Davis
Kind of Blue

  (Item #: daviskindo_1612_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A wonderfully musical Hot Stamper copy, with both sides earning solid sonic grades and playing extremely QUIETLY
  • This beauty is tonally correct and just full of the vintage 30th Street Studio Magic we love here at Better Records
  • If you've never heard a properly mastered and pressed '70s reissue, this is your chance to hear KOB sound right for a change
  • "Kind of Blue isn't merely an artistic highlight for Miles Davis, it's an album that towers above its peers, a record generally considered as the definitive jazz album, a universally acknowledged standard of excellence."
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Miles Davis
In A Silent Way

  (Item #: davisinasi_1612) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound can be found on both sides of this original White Arrows 360 LP
  • This is one of the most important jazz-fusion records of all time and it sounds AMAZING on this pressing
  • Here you'll find superb transparency, presence and immediacy, and a freedom from phony, hyped-up sound
  • A Better Records favorite - 5 stars in All Music - a Jazz Fusion Classic with Hancock, McLaughlin, Shorter, Zawinul, Williams and more
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The Eagles
The Long Run

  (Item #: eaglethelo_1612) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A Top Copy that rates Triple Plus (A+++) on side one and Double Plus (A++) on side two
  • All the hits -- I Can't Tell You Why, Heartache Tonight, the title track -- sound great here
  • The sound here is big and full, solid and rich, WAY beyond what you'll find on most pressings
  • Believe me, the master tape must be AWESOME if the sound of some of the records we played is any indication
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The Three
The Three (45 RPM)

  (Item #: threethree_45_1606_1s) 

Our Price: $299.99

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

  (Item #: coltrblack_1605s) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A Top Copy of this great 1958 album with two Triple Plus (A+++) sides
  • The sound is big, lively, tubey, present and very transparent -- no other copy came close
  • A great Rudy Van Gelder recording that hits a new level on a copy like this
  • 4 stars on Allmusic: " captures Coltrane at the height of perfecting the intense volley that would garner the name 'sheets of sound.' "
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Barney Kessel
Barney Kessel Plays Carmen

  (Item #: kessebarne_1605s) 

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


  • Super Hot on side one - listen to all that room around the drums
  • Nearly Super Hot on side two with prodigious amounts of deep bass
  • Not the quietest copy - these original Contemporary pressings rarely are
  • Kessel and his good-sized group have a lot of fun with the wonderful themes of Bizet
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Horace Silver Quintet
The Stylings of Silver

  (Item #: silvestyli_1612) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With superb Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides this is one of the best copies of Silver's 1957 classic we've ever heard
  • Only two other copies have hit the site since 2006 - Silver's records in stereo with the right stampers and good sound are hard to find!
  • Rich and solid, this kind of sound makes us sit up and take notice - thanks RVG, we love your work (when it sounds like this)
  • "Though his mid ’60s work earned Horace the most acclaim, it’s his earlier work from the golden age of bop that is the most substantial. It’s Mobley. It’s Blue Note 1500 series. It’s cordon blue bop, inventive, lyrical, energetic, and substantial."
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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
You're Gonna Get It!

  (Item #: pettyyoure_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • 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 Byrds
Sweetheart Of The Rodeo

  (Item #: byrdssweet_1612s) 

Our Price: $249.99
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  • An excellent copy for this seminal Country Rock classic: Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • Both sides here are rich and full with great bass and plenty of energy
  • An exceptionally tough album to find in the bins these days, let alone with sound like this!
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "Few country-rock albums are as beautiful and emotionally affecting as this."
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Elton John
Honky Chateau

  (Item #: john_honky_1612) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • WOW! A rare EXCELLENT sounding copy of this classic album and only the fourth to hit the site in over two years!
  • A monster A++ to A+++ Demo Disc on side one backed with a side two that's almost every bit as good
  • The vinyl is surprisingly quiet at Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on side one and Mint Minus Minus on side two (we almost never find them like this!)
  • An amazing recording and a member of our Top 100 -- it's too bad we can so rarely find good copies!
  • Allmusic 5 stars: "The most focused and accomplished set of songs Elton John and Bernie Taupin ever wrote."
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The Moody Blues
Days of Future Passed

  (Item #: moodydayso_1612) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Two outstanding Double Plus (A++) sides for The Moody Blues' Masterpiece
  • The sound is huge, rich and lively throughout - you need this kind of space for the orchestral parts to work
  • An Album Experience beyond practically anything that had come before (Sgt. Pepper excluded)
  • "Days of Future Passed became one of the defining documents of the blossoming psychedelic era, and one of the most enduringly popular albums of its era." - Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Emerson, Lake & Palmer

  (Item #: emersemers_1612) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This killer copy offers incredibly good sound on both sides - Double Plus (A++) or better
  • The sound is HUGE, with amazing transparency, clarity and fullness - the organ is massive here
  • ANALOG at its Tubey Magical finest - you'll never play a CD that sounds this good as long as you live
  • Lucky Man and Take A Pebble on this copy have Demo Disc Quality Sound like you won't believe
  • Allmusic 4 1/2 stars: "Lively, ambitious, almost entirely successful debut album, made up of keyboard-dominated instrumentals and romantic ballads showcasing all three members' very daunting talents.'"
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The Allman Brothers
Idlewild South

  (Item #: allmaidlew_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two excellent sides -- Double Plus (A++) or close -- with the kind of energy, body and punch this music needs
  • Easily the group's best sounding studio recording and especially impressive on a copy like this
  • Cue up Midnight Rider or In Memory Of Elizabeth Read to hear the Allman Brothers magic in these grooves
  • 5 stars "The best studio album in the group's history, electric blues with an acoustic texture, virtuoso lead, slide, and organ playing, and a killer selection of songs, including "Midnight Rider," "Revival," "Don't Keep Me Wonderin'," and "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed"..."
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Rod Stewart
Never A Dull Moment

  (Item #: stewanever_1612_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A killer Triple Plus (A+++) side one and a Double Plus (A++) side two - rockin' the night away on both sides
  • Airy, open, and spacious - not quite what you'd expect from a bluesy British rock album like this, right?
  • Very well-recorded, full of great songs - this copy has the kind of sound that lets the music REALLY ROCK
  • Top 100, 5 stars in AMG, and simply "... a masterful record ... He never got quite this good ever again."
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Miles Davis
E.S.P.

  (Item #: davisesp_1612) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides, a big step up over most of what we played in our shootout
  • There's plenty of 1965 Columbia 360 Label Tubey Magic - the analog sound is real, tonally correct, and above all, natural
  • Miles fronts his second classic quintet here - saxophonist Wayne Shorter, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Tony Williams
  • "They created a unique sound that came to define the very sound of modern jazz ... ESP remains one of their very best albums." -- Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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The Rolling Stones
Tattoo You

  (Item #: rollitatto_1612) 

Our Price: $89.99

  • A rockin' Hot Stamper copy with two excellent sides and pressed on fairly quiet vinyl
  • Start Me Up and Waiting On A Friend are the two biggest bangers here and both of them sound awful good
  • The sound is richer, bigger, clearer and just more energetic than any copy you've ever heard, guaranteed
  • 4 1/2 stars in the AMG: "Waiting on a Friend" and the vigorous rock & roll of the first side make Tattoo You an essential latter-day Stones album, ranking just a few notches below Some Girls."
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Santana
Inner Secrets

  (Item #: santainner_1612_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

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

  (Item #: wrighdream_1612) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A Top Copy, Triple Plus (A+++) on side two for the classic title track, Double Plus (A++) on side one
  • Both sides are big, rich and full-bodied with real texture to the synths -- crucial to this album, of course
  • The first Top Copy to hit the site in 2016 -- these are tougher to come by than you might imagine
  • Allmusic 4 stars "...Dream Weaver hasn't lost any of its magic over time."
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Supertramp
Crisis? What Crisis?

  (Item #: supercrisi_1612) 

Our Price: $599.99

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

  (Item #: steelkatyl_1612) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • Triple Triple! The ultimate copy of our favorite Steely Dan album... what more could you ask for?
  • Both A+++ sides are super full and lively with tons of clarity and Tubey Magic
  • The sound is HUGE -- big, bold, dynamic, and lively, just the way you want The Dan to sound
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "An alluringly sophisticated album of jazzy pop"
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Little Feat
Hoy-Hoy

  (Item #: littlhoyho_1612) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A Top Copy of this incredible recording, the first to hit the site in quite some time
  • You get two Triple Plus (A+++) sides and the other two are Double Plus (A++) -- the sound is excellent from start to finish
  • Our pick for the best sounding Little Feat album -- it's a monster on a copy like this
  • Filled with live performances, obscurities, album tracks and some new songs -- a great mix of material
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Harry Belafonte
Belafonte at Carnegie Hall

  (Item #: belafbelaf_1612) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • A Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on two sides, Double Plus (A++) or better on the other two
  • The sound is killer throughout -- big and three-dimensional with amazing richness and presence
  • An excellent recording, one of the best of the era in our opinion
  • Good luck finding a copy as quiet as this -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • 5 stars in Allmusic: "The granddaddy of all live albums."
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The Pretenders
Get Close

  (Item #: pretegetcl_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on side two, close behind on side one (A++), this copy is killer from start to finish
  • Side one alone has three of this band's best tracks: My Baby, When I Change My Life and Tradition of Love
  • If you like your Pretenders with a Big Beat then this is the album for you - it's a real rocker, especially when it sounds this good
  • The best copies are not the ones you might expect, and it took us a long time to figure out which copies had the real Get Close magic
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Liszt / Piano Concertos 1 & 2 / Kondrashin / Richter

  (Item #: lisztpiano_1609s) 

Our Price: $199.99
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  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) on both sides, with the kind of orchestral sound that completely immerses you in the music
  • Richter and Kondrashin deliver the finest Liszt 1st & 2nd Piano Concertos I know of, musically, sonically, and in every other way
  • The recording itself is explosively dynamic - the brass is full, rich and powerful like you will not believe
  • As much like LIVE MUSIC as any classical recording you are likely to own or have heard - it's that good
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Pentangle
Cruel Sister

  (Item #: pentacruel_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • 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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Rod Stewart
Every Picture Tells A Story

  (Item #: stewaevery_1612) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A truly awesome copy -- Double Plus (A++) or BETTER on both sides - a sonic powerhouse and Demo Disc par excellence
  • If you're a fan of BIG DRUMS in a BIG ROOM, with jump-out-of-the-speakers sound, this is the album for you
  • A Top 100 album, and Rod's best music and best recording by far - nothing can touch it
  • "It's a beautiful album, one that has the timeless qualities of the best folk, yet one that rocks harder than most pop music — few rock albums are quite this powerful or this rich." — Allmusic 5 Stars
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Yes
The Yes Album

  (Item #: yes__yesal_1612) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An outstanding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides - the sound is huge and powerful
  • Plenty of Prog Rock Power is on display here - Eddie Offord's engineering is Hard To Fault throughout
  • A Top 100 Album and the band's best sounding record - quiet too, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "It was the addition of Steve Howe's guitar pyrotechnics that finally allowed Yes to find their true identity. The Yes Album is a giant leap forward."
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Frank Sinatra
Sinatra's Sinatra

  (Item #: sinatsinat_1612_2) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This Sinatra release from 1963 has wonderful Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides and plays quietly
  • Forget the reissues - the stereo original we are offering here is the only way to go for rich, tubey, dynamic, musical sound
  • Frank rerecorded some of his biggest hits in stereo for this album - the album is one Sinatra Classic after another
  • Amazon 5 Stars: "Riddle's arrangements are, as always, top-notch, and Sinatra is in fine, engaging form."
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Frank Sinatra
Strangers In The Night

  (Item #: sinatstran_1612) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on side two, this Sinatra title surprised us with its DEMO DISC sound
  • Clearly one of the best sounding Reprise-era Sinatra pressings we have ever played
  • Credit must given to the extraordinarily inventive arrangements of Nelson Riddle and the All Tube engineering of Lee Herschberg
  • "Sinatra's singing is relaxed, confident, and surprisingly jazzy, as he plays with the melody of "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" and delivers a knockout punch with the assured, breathtaking "Summer Wind."
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The Beatles
Revolver

  (Item #: beatlrevol_1610_1s) 

Our Price: $249.99
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  • This vintage Parlophone LP is very impressive, earning seriously good Double Plus (A++) grades
  • The sound is lively, conveying the energy and enthusiasm of the Beatles with every mind-expanding song
  • Revolver is an album that belongs in any collection - why not own one whose 14 songs all sound positively amazing?
  • 5 stars in the AMG: "Revolver stands as the ultimate modern pop album."
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The Rolling Stones
Beggars Banquet

  (Item #: rollibegga_1612) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Both sides of this killer copy rate Double Plus (A++) or better, with side two especially strong at A++ to A+++
  • 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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The Rolling Stones
Aftermath

  (Item #: rolliafter_1612) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Both sides of this copy were very impressive, each earning a Double Plus (A++) grade
  • The sound is unusually solid -- clean and clear with punchy bass and lots of energy
  • Ridiculously tough to find copies like this, which is why we never have them up on the site
  • Their first album made up of all original material, 5 stars on Allmusic, and the earliest Must Own Stones album we know of
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Little Feat
The Last Record Album

  (Item #: littllastr_1612) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides - this is the best studio album the band ever recorded
  • Clear yet rich - the drums are nice and fat, which works perfectly for the sound of the album as a whole
  • Consistently strong songwriting with dramatically more emotionally powerful tracks than their other releases
  • Features great songs like All That You Dream, Long Distance Love, Mercenary Territory and more
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Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin III

  (Item #: ledzeIII_1612_1) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Amazing from start to finish - side one was nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) and side two earned a strong Double Plus (A++) grade
  • Big, rich and lively, with solid weight and lots of space around all the instruments and - this copy rocks with the best of them
  • Immigrant Song, Celebration Day and Tangerine are among the tracks that have truly awesome Demo Disc sound - the vinyl's fairly quiet too
  • "On their first two albums, Led Zeppelin unleashed a relentless barrage of heavy blues and rockabilly riffs, but 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." Allmusic 5 Stars
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Joe Jackson
Body and Soul

  (Item #: jacksbodya_1612) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Our first Hot Stamper offering of the album and it's killer, with a Triple Plus (A+++) side one and a Double Plus side two
  • Big and clear, with the most bass we could find on any copy, this pressing gets this big band to sound like a Big Band
  • Jackson's 1984 release here has its sonic problems, but a copy as good as this one goes a long way toward fixing them
  • "Body and Soul uses some of the character of 1982's Night and Day album, but instead of splitting up the music into mild jazz, pop, and modern R&B, he decided to tackle one of the genres wholeheartedly, and in doing so he came up with a truly impeccable release."
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Deep Purple
Made In Japan

  (Item #: deeppmadei_1612) 

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


  • Get ready to rock -- this outstanding British early pressing earned Double Plus (A++) grades on all four sides!
  • A phenomenally well-recorded album that's a killer Demo Disc on a hard rockin' pressing like this
  • More like a top quality studio production than any live album we know of, it's shocking how clean and undistorted the sound is
  • Thank Martin Birch (Machine Head) for one of the richest, sweetest, tubiest live albums we have ever heard
  • Rolling Stone: "They've done countless shows since in countless permutations, but they've never sounded quite this perfect."
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Judy Collins
Wildflowers

  (Item #: colliwildf_1612) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Two excellent sides rating at or near Double Plus (A++), dramatically better than many of the copies we auditioned
  • The sound is rich, sweet and open, with Judy's voice coming across as especially clear and breathy
  • Side one includes what we consider to be the best song that Judy ever wrote, Since You Asked
  • Two great Leonard Cohen songs - Sisters of Mercy and Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye
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801
801 Live

  (Item #: 801__live_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides of this killer original British pressing - this copy rocks!
  • If you have the system for it this record will bring the concert experience right into your living room
  • Eno and Manzanera created this Art Rock Masterpiece with the help of Rhett Davies' brilliant engineering
  • A Must Own Rock & Pop Top 100 title, not to mention Desert Island Disc for yours truly
  • "This album marks probably one of the last times that Eno rocked out in such an unself-consciously fun fashion, but that's not the only reason to buy it: 801 Live is a cohesive document of an unlikely crew who had fun and took chances."
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The Doors
Waiting For the Sun

  (Item #: doorswaiti_1612_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Two excellent sides for this classic album, at or near Double Plus (A++) throughout
  • The sound is clean, clear and tonally correct with good weight to the low end
  • Spanish Caravan and Five To One sound amazing on this killer side two
  • Top 100 and "...a band at its most dexterous, creative, and musically diverse."
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The Doors
Morrison Hotel

  (Item #: doorsmorri_1612_3) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A truly excellent original pressing: Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on side two, Double Plus (A++) on side one
  • Rich, big and full-bodied, with clarity and energy to spare, this is the way you want to hear the Doors' Blues Rock album
  • Pretty darn quiet vinyl throughout - I can't ever remember a copy playing quieter
  • Roadhouse Blues, Waiting For The Sun and Maggie McGill are KILLER on this pressing -- Doors fans are gonna flip
  • Circus Magazine praised it as "possibly the best album yet from the Doors" and "Good hard, evil rock, and one of the best albums released this decade."
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Stevie Ray Vaughan
The Sky Is Crying

  (Item #: vaughskyis_1612) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Two amazing sides, both earning seriously good Double Plus (A++) sonic grades and playing fairly quietly
  • One of the most blistering performances of electric blues we have ever had the pleasure of rocking out to
  • Hands down the best sounding SRV recording -- Little Wing is an absolute MONSTER and an unbelievable Demo Disc track
  • "Doing away with vocals, Vaughan augments Hendrix’s concise two-and-a-half minute original, turning the track into a nearly seven-minute-long electric tour de force. The cover would earn Vaughan his sixth Grammy, for Best Rock Instrumental Performance, in 1992."
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Jethro Tull
Thick As A Brick

  (Item #: jethrthick_1612) 

Our Price: $89.99

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

  (Item #: claptericc_1612) 

Our Price: $179.99

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

  (Item #: coltrlushl_1612) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • One of the all-time great John Coltrane albums returns to the site with outstanding Hot Stamper sound
  • Side two earned a killer grade of Double Plus (A++) and side one was close behind at A+ to A++
  • The sound will be bigger, richer, fuller, livelier and more present than any pressing you've ever heard or your money back
  • Allmusic: "...a perfect album, one well deserving of its classic status."
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Count Basie
Basie Big Band

  (Item #: basiebasie_1612) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • Double Plus (A++) sound on side one, with a side two that's nearly as good (A+ to A++)
  • Rich, lively and clear - musically and sonically this is a Top Basie Big Band record
  • Guaranteed to be dramatically livelier and more dynamic than any Basie title you've heard
  • Lots of tight, deep, note-like bass and mostly correct timbre for the brass throughout
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Paul Simon
Graceland

  (Item #: simongrace_1612) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A Top Copy, Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side, Double Plus (A++) on the second - rich, smooth and open
  • Fairly quiet vinyl throughout, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus - they don't come much quieter
  • This copy is guaranteed to trounce the well-reviewed but nevertheless awful Heavy Vinyl LP in every way, or your money back
  • Allmusic 5 stars "An enormously successful record, Graceland became the standard against which subsequent musical experiments by major artists were measured."
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Neil Young
On The Beach

  (Item #: youngonthe_1611) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Two outstanding sides for one of the toughest Neil Young records to find: it's Double Plus (A++) on the first and close behind on the second
  • The title track has that live-in-the-studio sound we love about Zuma, but in this case it sounds like it was recorded at three in the morning in a room full of pot smoke
  • An album we can barely get our hands on these days -- that's why it's never up on the site
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "...where Time Fades Away was embattled and Tonight's the Night mournful, On the Beach was savage and, ultimately, triumphant."
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The Cars
The Cars

  (Item #: cars_cars_1612_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

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

  (Item #: rollibegga_1611) 

Our Price: $599.99

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

  (Item #: fleetkilnh_1611) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Triple Triple! The highest rated copy to hit the site, and it's killer from start to finish
  • Both A+++ sides are as rich and as Tubey Magical as any Mac album gets, this copy was the Biggest and Boldest of them all
  • An underappreciated album from Fleetwood Mac's post-Peter Green period
  • Danny Kirwan kills on this album; the last of the Mac's grungy guitar rockers
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Rush
Moving Pictures

  (Item #: rush_movin_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it for what many consider to be Rush's best album
  • Both sides are big and bold with plenty of energy and a huge bottom end - this copy rocks
  • Tom Sawyer sounds great here - this pressing captures the energy, the speed and the enthusiasm of the band at their peak
  • 5 stars in Allmusic: "Not only is 1981's Moving Pictures Rush's best album, it is undeniably one of the greatest hard rock albums of all time."
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Frank Sinatra
All The Way

  (Item #: sinatallth_1608s) 

Our Price: $129.99
Sale Price: $99.00 (You save $30.99 / 24%)


  • This vintage '60s Capitol pressing did very well in our shootout, earning sonic grades of A++ or better on both sides
  • It has the all the Tubey Magic one could ask for, allowing Sinatra's rich baritone to work its magic on every phrase
  • The vinyl is not as quiet as we would like so we are offering this one at a much better price than previous copies have sold for
  • As you can well imagine, finding clean, scratch-free '60s Sinatra records like this one, in stereo no less, is no walk in the park
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Chabrier / Orchestral Music / Ansermet

  (Item #: chabrorche_1611) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • 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
Apostrophe (')

  (Item #: zappaapost_1611_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A very strong pressing -- Double Plus (A++) or better on both sides
  • Superb vocal presence with a solid bottom end and tons of presence -- elements that make this copy unusually impressive
  • Guaranteed to beat your old copy and the recent reissue or your money back (of course)
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic and Zappa's only album to crack the Top Ten
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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Southern Accents

  (Item #: pettysouth_1611) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You get Double Plus (A++) quality throughout this wonderful Super Hot Stamper
  • Both sides are really big with lots of space, excellent energy and HUGE bass that really kicks up the fun
  • Relatively quiet, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • Features great songs including "Don't Come Around No More" and "Make It Better (Forget About Me)"
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Randy Newman
12 Songs

  (Item #: newma12son_1611) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two strong Double Plus (A++) sides make this a very strong copy of what many consider to be Randy Newman's best album
  • The sound is clear and highly detailed; most importantly, the piano and vocals sound wonderful
  • The vinyl is Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus, as quiet a copy as we could hope to find
  • "Superb material brilliantly executed" -- Allmusic, 5 stars
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Steely Dan
Aja

  (Item #: steelaja_1611_1) 

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


  • Two great Hot Stamper sides make this an Aja pressing that's a big step up over most
  • Punchy and lively with enough richness and warmth to clearly raise it above the sound of most originals
  • A Better Records Rock and Pop Top 100 album and a true Demo Disc on the better copies like this
  • 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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Horace Silver
Song For My Father

  (Item #: silvesongf_1611) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound on side two and a side one that's not far behind for this Blue Note Piano Jazz classic
  • The size is BIG on this copy, very open the whole way through and buoyed by wonderful liveliness - the band is smokin'
  • 5 Stars: "Horace Silver's signature LP and the peak of a discography already studded with classics. Silver was always a master at balancing jumping rhythms with complex harmonies for a unique blend of earthiness and sophistication, and Song for My Father has perhaps the most sophisticated air of all his albums..."
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Harry Nilsson
A Little Touch of Schmilsson

  (Item #: nilssalitt_1611) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Wonderfully warm and relaxed sound on both sides of this Hot Stamper pressing
  • Both sides are very spacious and very open with wonderful immediacy and tons of richness
  • One of our favorite Nilsson releases - it's The Ultimate latter-day standards album
  • A Better Records Rock and Pop Top 100 album
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David Bowie
Diamond Dogs

  (Item #: bowiediamo_1611_1) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • The late, great Thin White Duke sounds wonderful here on this Super Hot Stamper copy
  • Both sides are Double Plus (A++) or close -- superbly full, with amazing smoothness and musicality plus powerful bass
  • It's ridiculously tough to find even passable sound for this album -- we bet you'll be quite surprised with the sound here
  • Great songs including the title track, Rebel Rebel, 1984 and more
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The Beatles
Help

  (Item #: beatlhelp_1611) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A Top Copy, with superb Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish - you've never heard Help sound like this
  • Want to hear The Beatles at their Tubey Magical best? Just play You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away on this copy
  • Everything that's great about Help is here - jangly 12 string guitars, harmonically rich tambourines, and breathy vocals
  • 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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Bruce Springsteen
Darkness On The Edge Of Town

  (Item #: sprindarkn_1611_3) 

Our Price: $279.99

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

  (Item #: holidmusic_1611) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • These Hot Stamper sides are both musical and Tubey Magical, with especially breathy vocals
  • A superb recording of jazz standards with a wonderful lineup and Billie in top form
  • Great versions (and lovely sound) for It Had to Be You, Come Rain or Come Shine, A Fine Romance and more
  • "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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Miles Davis
Seven Steps to Heaven

  (Item #: davisseven_1601s) 

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


  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end
  • Both sides are rich, full and smooth, yet clean, clear and open - nice!
  • Nearly impossible to find copies with sound like this and reasonable surfaces
  • "Some of his most introspective, romantic ballad playing" -- Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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Santana
Abraxas

  (Item #: santaabrax_1607s) 

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


  • Two huge, hard-rockin' sides rating Double Plus (A++) for sound - this copy is smokin'
  • The sound is rich, full-bodied and musical with punchy drums and guitar solos that really get LOUD
  • 5 stars on Allmusic, and a Top 100 title for its blistering solos that soar into space
  • "America was never the same after Carlos Santana discovered the smoldering Afro-Cuban magic of Tito Puente. A sinuous cha cha cha that sounds as if it had been waiting for Santana's soulful guitar licks to reinvent it, the Puente-penned "Oye Como Va" became the pillar of U.S. Latin rock." Rolling Stone
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