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Vivaldi / The Four Seasons / Societa Corelli

  (Item #: vivalfours_1702) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Tubey Magical 1960 Living Stereo sound for The Four Seasons is back at Better Records
  • Double Plus (A++) on side one, nearly as good on side two, this copy had the vintage analog sound we were looking for
  • The best copies are simply bigger, richer and more open, with a more extended, sweeter high end
  • If you drool over the Tubey Magical sound that RCA and others achieved in 1960, this is the copy for you
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Gerry Mulligan
Jeru

  (Item #: mullijeru_1608s) 

Our Price: $149.99
Sale Price: $99.99 (You save $50.00 / 33%)


  • This Black Print 360 original stereo pressing put most copies we played to shame with wonderful Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • Tubier, more transparent, more dynamic, with that "jumpin' out of the speakers' quality that only The Real Thing (an old record) ever has
  • Hard to imagine any reissue, vintage or otherwise, can beat the sound of this LP - we sure couldn't find one
  • "Jeru flawlessly swings with a relaxed, throbbing, positive life force."
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Count Basie
Kansas City 5

  (Item #: basiekansa_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Presenting yet another amazingly well recorded Count Basie album, with Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • It's bigger, more solid and rich, with extension on both ends of the spectrum most of the other copies we played
  • A great session with a fresh sound for Basie, with two top players at his side: Milt Jackson on vibes and Joe Pass on guitar
  • "It is always interesting to hear Basie in a hornless setting like this one where he gets opportunities to stretch out on the piano."
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Creedence Clearwater Revival
Green River

  (Item #: creedgreen_1702_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An excellent copy with Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end!
  • The overall sound is big and full yet still pretty clean and clear with plenty of energy and great bass
  • Features many of their best songs: Green River, Wrote a Song for Everyone, Bad Moon Rising, Lodi and plenty more
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: " CCR's third album Green River represents the full flower of their classic sound initially essayed on its predecessor, Bayou Country."
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The B-52's
The B-52's

  (Item #: b-52sb-52s_1702_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent sound, Double Plus (A++) on both sides - really rockin'
  • Super present, punchy and full-bodied, and pressed on pretty quiet vinyl, it plays Mint Minus! to Mint Minus Minus
  • Tubey Magic in 1979? Somehow they managed to pull it off!
  • 5 stars in the All Music Guide, Better Records Top 100, and a New Wave Classic
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Ella Fitzgerald
Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!

  (Item #: fitzgclaph_1702_2) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This original stereo pressing is superb from first note to last, A++ on both sides
  • Both sides are rich, smooth and dynamic with lovely, breathy vocals and excellent bass
  • About as quiet a copy as we've ever heard -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on both sides
  • Our single favorite female vocal album here at Better Records, Ella's small group masterpiece
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Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin II

  (Item #: ledze2_1702_1) 

Our Price: $799.99

  • A stunning Triple Triple Plus (A+++) pressing that is absolutely guaranteed to rock your world like no other
  • This is freakishly good sound - we created a Top Ten list just to put this album on it
  • With clean copies selling for up to $1000+ on ebay, we're having to pay a fortune for the album these days
  • We're selling this one at a huge discount due to some modest condition issues (see below)
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Lena Horne & Gabor Szabo
Lena & Gabor

  (Item #: hornelenaa_1702) 

Our Price: $119.99

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

  (Item #: band_band_1702) 

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


  • TRIPLE TRIPLE (A+++) for this all-time classic -- you won't find a better copy than this one
  • The sound is warm, natural, clear, present and punchy throughout
  • An incredibly tough album to find with great sound and reasonable vinyl these days
  • Both sides here play Mint Minus Minus, which makes this one of the quietest Top Copies we've found in years
  • 5 stars in the AMG: "Simultaneously loose and assured, giving the songs a timeless appeal"
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The Moody Blues
In Search Of The Lost Chord

  (Item #: moodyinsea_1702) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • This early UK pressing offers excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end
  • This copy is tubey and rich and, importantly, it doesn't sound murky or muddy
  • The first Moody Blues album to feature their trademark mellotron arrangements
  • "...the album on which the Moody Blues discovered drugs and mysticism as a basis for songwriting and came up with a compelling psychedelic creation, filled with songs about Timothy Leary and the astral plane and other psychedelic-era concerns."
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Sergio Mendes
Stillness

  (Item #: mendestill_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two killer Double Plus (A++) sides - this amazing recording will blow your mind
  • Unusually quiet vinyl for this album, Mint Minus on side one and close on side two
  • Their Psych Masterpiece and a permanent member of our Top 100 list -- we're crazy about the music and sound
  • "Stillness is the great sleeper album of Sergio Mendes' first A&M period." -- Allmusic
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Stevie Wonder
Down To Earth

  (Item #: wondedownt_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: nilssalitt_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Amazing Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from beginning to end
  • Both sides are incredibly rich and full with excellent presence and lots of space around the instruments
  • 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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Paul Simon
Still Crazy After All These Years

  (Item #: simonstill_1702) 

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


  • Amazing Triple Plus (A+++) on side two backed with an excellent Double Plus (A++) side one
  • A very tough album to find with good sound -- most copies are too grainy and dy
  • Side two is clean, clear and lively with lots of presence; side one is clean and clear with lovely breathy vocals
  • 5 stars on Allmusic, features the classic title track and Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover
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Jimi Hendrix
Hendrix In The West

  (Item #: hendrinthe_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two strong Double Plus (A++) sides, very open and clear with great punch down low
  • A fun live album with excellent sound and great performances by Jimi
  • The awesome version of Little Wing is just killer with the killer sound of this copy
  • 4 stars in the AMG: "A great sampling of Hendrix's late-period live material (and his sense of humor)."
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Joe Walsh
So What

  (Item #: walshsowha_1702) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • The first copy to hit the site and it's a knockout, with a Triple Plus (A+++) side two and a Double Plus (A++) side one
  • Welcome to the Club and a remake of Turn to Stone are the big hits on So What
  • Bill Szymczyk produced and engineered, and most of the Eagles play on the album
  • "So What sees Walsh in top form as a guitarist. Most of the nine tracks feature solos of unquestionable quality in his usual rock style." AMG
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Chabrier / Orchestral Music / Ansermet

  (Item #: chabrorche_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Killer Double Plus (A++) Hot Stamper sound on both sides - this is a DEMO DISC orchestral recording
  • Both sides of this spectacular recording 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 favorite of ours here at Better Records - this copy will show you why


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Peter, Paul & Mary
Album

  (Item #: peteralbum_1702) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • The first Top Copy of this classic from 1966 to hit the site in three years - arguably a better album than Album 1700!
  • Side one earned our top Triple Plus (A+++) grade, and side two was close behind (A++ to A+++)
  • Both sides are full of '60s analog Tubey Magic - rich and warm with real immediacy and transparency
  • Features top musicians and PPM versions of folk classics like And When I Die and Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
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Peter, Paul & Mary
Moving

  (Item #: petermovin_1702) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • An incredible sounding stereo copy with both sides earning our top grade of Triple Plus (A+++) - this is as good as it gets!
  • The overall sound is clean, clear and present with more Tubey Magic than every other copy we played
  • The vocals (obviously the main draw here) sound wonderful -- breathy, natural and present
  • PP&M's second studio album, featuring Puff The Magic Dragon and This Land Is Your Land
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Bob Dylan
Blonde On Blonde

  (Item #: dylanblond_1702) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Dylan's epic masterpiece with great sound -- Double Plus (A++) on side one and just shy for the rest
  • Present and lively throughout, with a bit more musicality than the typical pressing as well
  • Tons of great songs here: Rainy Day Women, I Want You, Just Like A Woman, etc., and they all sound fantastic
  • 5 stars on Allmusic and an undisputed classic
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Harry Nilsson
Son of Schmilsson

  (Item #: nilsssonof_1702) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Killer sound throughout, with a Triple Plus (A+++) grade on side two and a Double Plus (A++) grade on side one
  • Both sides here are superb - rich and full-bodied yet extremely clean, clear and spacious
  • Some of Nilsson's best songs: Spaceman, Joy, Turn on Your Radio, You're Breaking My Heart, The Most Beautiful World in the World and more
  • "... a fantastic set of songs that illustrate what a skilled, versatile songsmith Nilsson was... if you appreciate Nilsson's musicality and weirdo humor, he never got any better." - All Music
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Coleman Hawkins
Hawk Eyes!

  (Item #: hawkihawke_1702_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This killer pressing earned Triple Plus (A+++) grades or something close to them (A++ to A+++) on both sides
  • A wonderful Saxophone Ballad session from 1959 that has to be seen as yet another triumph for Rudy Van Gelder
  • Miles Davis once said: "When I heard Hawk, I learned to play ballads." He clearly learned that lesson well
  • "With such superior songs as "Through for the Night," "I Never Knew" and "La Rosita," in addition to long jams, plenty of fireworks occur during this frequently exciting session."
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The Rolling Stones
Some Girls

  (Item #: rollisomeg_1702) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on side two mated to a side one that's very nearly as good
  • 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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Eagles
Eagles

  (Item #: eagleeagle_1702) 

Our Price: $749.99

  • A stunning Triple Triple copy, with mindblowingly good A+++ sound from start to finish
  • The sound is PERFECTION -- big, clear, dynamic, lively, natural and sweet and on quiet vinyl to boot
  • An album we'd have no qualms putting on a list of the ten best sounding rock records ever; Glyn Johns' sonic masterpiece
  • Amazing sound for so many great songs: Take It Easy, Witchy Woman, Early Bird, Peaceful Easy Feeling and more
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Janis Joplin
I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!

  (Item #: jopliigotd_1702_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An incredible Top Copy -- Triple Triple (A+++) - Janis is ROCKIN' here with sound here with sound that is As Good As It Gets
  • This copy has the ideal combination of openness and transparency, coupled with the richness and solidity of vintage analog
  • When Janis starts singing, watch out - her voice positively JUMPS out of the speakers, something we didn’t hear her do on the other copies in our shootout
  • Features Try, one of Janis's All Time Classics -- and with these grades you can be sure it sounds positively amazing here
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Grand Funk Railroad
Closer To Home

  (Item #: grandclose_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy of the band's masterpiece, with Double Plus (A++) sonic grades or better on both sides
  • This is the sound you want for their music - huge, punchy, rich and very full-bodied
  • Closer to Home is supposed to be a big, powerful rock record, and on the better pressings such as this one that's exactly what it is!
  • 4 stars: "Broke them through to the level of metal masters such as Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath ... instead of the excess force of other bands, such as MC5, Grand Funk Railroad are able to retain the often-elusive melodic element to their heavy compositions."
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Fleetwood Mac
Tusk

  (Item #: fleettusk_1702) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A superb copy, at or near Triple Plus (A+++) for the first three sides and a strong Double Plus (A++) on side four
  • The sound is incredibly rich, warm and full-bodied throughout -- Demo Quality on the best tracks
  • The power of the bottom end is especially impressive here (and John McVie kills it on bass!)
  • Relatively quiet Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus vinyl -- rare for this album to say the least
  • 5 stars on Allmusic, highlights inlclude Storms, Sara, Over and Over and the classic title track
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The Byrds
Fifth Dimension

  (Item #: byrdsfifth_1702) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Incredible sound throughout with both sides rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or very close to it
  • The overall sound is super rich and full with huge amounts of Tubey Magic and excellent bass
  • Like all Byrds albums, it's very tough to find with great sound and clean surfaces
  • 4 1/2 stars: "... its high points were as innovative as any rock music being recorded in 1966... For the originals, they devised some of the first and best psychedelic rock..."
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Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin I

  (Item #: ledze1_1702) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A very impressive copy of Zep's amazing debut, rating Double Plus (A++) on both sides
  • The sound is incredibly rich, full and lively with tons of energy and presence
  • Just look at that track list and get ready to hear those songs come to life on your stereo like never before
  • 5 stars Allmusic: "Taking the heavy, distorted electric blues of Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, and Cream to an extreme"
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Albeniz/ Iberia - Ansermet

  (Item #: albeniberi_1702) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides this is superb DEMO DISC of orchestral excitement
  • The glorious Victoria Hall displays the true Power of the Orchestra here
  • Records simply do not get any more spacious, open, transparent, dynamic and sweet
  • Like Chabrier's Espana, this exotic, colorful music is sure to please any audiophile
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Elvis Costello
This Year's Model

  (Item #: costethisy_1702) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • One of the true Elvis Costello classics returns to the site on UK vinyl with Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • You're gonna love the sound here - full-bodied and punchy with a solid low end and excellent presence for Elvis's vocals
  • The bass is right - the moment-to-moment rhythmic changes in the songs are clear and the band swings the way it's supposed to
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "The most remarkable thing about the album is the sound — Costello and the Attractions never rocked this hard, or this vengefully, ever again."
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Ry Cooder
Ry Cooder

  (Item #: cooderycoo_1702) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An excellent pressing, at or near Double Plus (A++) throughout - big, clear and warm the way we like 'em
  • The music reminds me a lot of early Little Feat, which is a good thing - 1970 was a great year for music
  • Arguably Ry's best album, with top quality recorded sound courtesy of the ever-reliable Lee Herschberg
  • "[A]n intriguing fusion of blues, folk, rock & roll, and pop, filtered through his own intricate, syncopated guitar" - AMG
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The Clash
London Calling

  (Item #: clashlondo_1702) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • Truly stunning sound, with an amazing Triple Plus (A+++) side one and three other sides rating just shy of White Hot (A++ to A+++)
  • This pressing gives you tons of energy, real presence, and huge weight and power down low that the music demands
  • A shockingly well-recorded album that comes to life with the combo of a great copy and a hi-res, full-range system
  • Five stars in the AMG: "A stunning statement of purpose and one of the greatest rock & roll albums ever recorded."


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The Byrds
Sweetheart Of The Rodeo

  (Item #: byrdssweet_1702) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A lovely Top Copy for this seminal classic: Triple Plus (A+++) for the first side and Double Plus (A++) for the second
  • Rich, sweet and musical with a clear, open soundstage, excellent bass and no grain or edge
  • 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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Pink Floyd
The Wall

  (Item #: pinkfthewa_1702) 

Our Price: $249.99

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

  (Item #: burregodbl_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Amazing sound from start to finish on this nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) copy, close to the best we've heard
  • One of our favorite CTI albums, and surely one of the best sounding, especially on this pressing
  • Credit goes to RVG once again for the huge space that the superbly well recorded orchestra occupies
  • AMG raves "This is Burrell at his level best as a player to be sure, but also as a composer and as a bandleader. Magnificent."
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Chicago
Chicago II

  (Item #: chicachica2_1702) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Four strong sides, at or better than Double Plus (A++) throughout
  • One of the toughest classic rock album to find good sound for bar none
  • Big, rich and present throughout, just the right sound for this album
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "Underscores their foundation of complex jazz changes with heavy electric rock & roll."
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John Coltrane
Olé Coltrane

  (Item #: coltrole_1702) 

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


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

  (Item #: allmaallma_1702) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • An excellent copy with both sides rating a Double Plus (A++) or very close to it
  • The sound is clean, clear and open with the kind of fat bottom end that brings this Blues Rock to life
  • Pretty darn quiet -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic "A bold, powerful, hard-edged, soulful essay in electric blues with a native Southern ambience"
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Charles Mingus
Mingus Revisited

  (Item #: mingurevis_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Outstanding sound on both sides of this wonderful original Limelight LP, Double Plus (A++) or close to it
  • This copy sounds like a big room full of musicians (25 in all!) playing live, which it surely was
  • The Tubey Magical richness of this 1960 recording is breathtaking - no modern record can touch it
  • Allmusic gives it 4 stars and we think it's maybe even a better than that
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Joni Mitchell
Blue

  (Item #: mitchblue_1702) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Two Double Plus (A++) sides for arguably Joni's greatest album
  • Full-bodied and balanced with the kind of smooth musicality that's not always easy to find for Blue
  • An unusually quiet copy -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • A Better Records Top 100 title that belongs in any audiophile music collection worthy of the name
  • "Unrivaled in its intensity and insight" -- Allmusic, 5 stars
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Yes
Fragile

  (Item #: yes__fragi_1702) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Killer Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - you've never heard the record with this kind of big, bold sound
  • Full-bodied and rich with plenty of punch and clarity thanks to Eddie Offord's superb engineering
  • AMG 5 stars, our Top 100, and the second of the band's three Must Own Prog Rock Masterpieces*
  • "Fragile was Yes' breakthrough album... it also marked the point where all of the elements of the music (and more) that would define their success for more than a decade fell into place fully formed."
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Neil Young
Zuma

  (Item #: youngzuma_1702) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An outstanding copy of this superb recording, rating Double Plus (A++) or better throughout
  • A hard-rockin' album with Demo Quality sound powerful enough to blow away just about any rock record in your collection
  • Cortez The Killer and Dangerbird sound STUNNING here -- you will be floored
  • "The music had a lively sound well-suited to the songs, which were some of the most melodic, pop-oriented tunes Young had crafted in years, though they were played with an electric-guitar-drenched rock intensity." Hell yeah they were!
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Jethro Tull
Thick As A Brick

  (Item #: jethrthick_1702_1) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • A consistently strong copy: Double Plus (A++) on side one and close to that on side two
  • Exceptionally QUIET vinyl, perfect for a record that's as dynamic as this - it plays a true Mint Minus
  • A Top 100 title and the BEST SOUNDING ALBUM Jethro Tull ever recorded - allow us to make the case
  • 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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Neil Young
Harvest

  (Item #: youngharve_1702) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Superb sound for this undeniable classic, with Double Plus (A++) or better sound throughout
  • The sound is rich and full-bodied with warmth and wonderful presence - true to the sound of the recording
  • A Better Records Top 100 album and a truly superb recording, 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic (and most music lovers would give it 5)
  • "...the harrowing portrait of a friend's descent into heroin addiction, "The Needle and the Damage Done," remain among Young's most affecting and memorable songs."
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Bob Dylan
Blood On The Tracks

  (Item #: dylanblood_1702) 

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


  • A shootout winning copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on side two and Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • For musical, un-hyped acoustic guitars and vocals, this album is tough to beat
  • The best copies such as this one are rich, warm, tubey and full-bodied -- in other words, analog sounding
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "Dylan made albums more influential than this, but he never made one better."
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The Eagles
The Long Run

  (Item #: eaglethelo_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This copy has a rockin' Long Run like you have never heard, with Double Plus (A++) sound all around
  • The sound is full, rich and vibrant with impressive punch down low and relatively smooth up top
  • The best songs - but only the best songs - prove that the Eagles were still at the height of their powers
  • The first two songs on both sides are practically as good as it gets for mainstream rock, staples of Classic Rock stations to this day
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Beethoven / Symphony No. 9 / Ansermet

  (Item #: beethsym9_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Side two is just shy of our top grade (A++ to A+++), wonderfully rich and lively, and second only to the best we heard all day
  • Side one is also superb, A++, which easily makes this pressing a Must Own Beethoven 9th
  • Both sides play reasonably well for a London pressing from 1960, but there are some issues, noted below
  • "...the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande play very well, facing every challenge with musical integrity that reveals to the listener that emotional engagement with the score is far more meaningful than virtuosity for its own sake."
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The Doobie Brothers
Livin' On The Fault Line

  (Item #: doobilivin_1702) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

  (Item #: doobistamp_1702) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • The first Top Copy to hit the site in over six years! Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, Double Plus (A++) on side two
  • Both sides are rich and full, with solid bass and excellent separation
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "Virtuoso soulful countrified rock of a gritty nature."
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The Kinks
Sleepwalker

  (Item #: kinkssleep_1702) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • The first copy of Sleepwalker to hit the site in years and this one is about as good as Sleepwalker gets
  • It's a Top Copy, rating Double Plus (A++) on the first side and Triple Plus (A+++) on the second
  • The sound is full-bodied, lively and smooth -- a big step up from the average copy
  • Robert Ludwig mastering helps contribute the big bottom end you want for this music
  • Rolling Stone raved that "The Kinks' playing on Sleepwalker is easily their most powerful since 'Lola'.
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Elton John
Rock of the Westies

  (Item #: john_rocko_1702) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • An incredibly strong early British pressing, earning nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sonic grades on both sides
  • This copy rocks like crazy with serious weight down low, huge size and space, and plenty of driving energy
  • The better copies like this don't get too congested in the choruses, a typical problem with the album
  • Best bets: Medley (Yell Help, Wednesday Night, Ugly); Island Girl; Street Kids and Hard Luck Story
  • "Rock of the Westies appears in retrospect to be his last great rock album. It certainly does rock consistently harder than any other John album..." - Amazon
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Joe Jackson
Night and Day

  (Item #: jacksnight_1702) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Killer Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - this pressing is bigger, punchier and livelier than any you've heard
  • Rich solid piano tone, lively drums, tight powerful bass and strong vocal presence - it's all here and more
  • From that opening big drum on 'Another World', you'll know this pressing has the Night and Day magic
  • Joe Jackson's masterpiece, Allmusic 4 1/2 stars: "...his blend of percolating Latin rhythms, jazzy horns and pianos, stylish synths, and splashy pop melodies uncannily feel like a bustling, glitzy evening in the big city."
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Peter Gabriel
Security

  (Item #: gabrisecur_1702) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • This shockingly good sounding 2-pack combines two LPs, each with a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side
  • Gabriel's Masterpiece returns to the site with big, lively, rich, spacious sound - and some very PUNCHY drums
  • Turn this one up good and LOUD - it's the only way to get the massive drumming that drives this rhythmic music to do its job
  • "Security remains a powerful listen, one of the better records in Gabriel's catalog, proving that he is becoming a master of tone, style, and substance..." -- Allmusic
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Eagles
Desperado

  (Item #: eagledespe_1702) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Wonderful throughout - both sides earned Double Plus (A++) grades for their big, bold sound
  • Clean, clear and dynamic, this copy has great bass and lots of space around all the guitars and voices
  • Play this against the average copy for a good laugh -- the differences will be anything but subtle
  • An excellent Glyn Johns recording (with TAS List credentials) that just kills on a copy like this
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl on side two, a true Mint Minus - that almost never happens!
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Eagles
On The Border

  (Item #: eagleonthe_1702) 

Our Price: $399.99

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

  (Item #: creamwheel_1702) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An outstanding pressing that rates A++ on all sides - both the live and the studio cuts sound great
  • All four sides are clean, clear and open with good energy and a rich, solid bottom end foundation
  • For '60s power trio hard rock, you just can't do much better than the studio material on this very album
  • White Room, Sitting On Top Of The World, Politician, Born Under A Bad Sign -- this is the very essence of Classic Blues Rock
  • "Wheels of Fire is indeed filled with Cream's very best work..." AMG
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Jethro Tull
This Was

  (Item #: jethrthisw_1702) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A+++) sound on both sides and fairly quiet UK surfaces this is a great copy - at any price
  • We haven't had any copies of this album at all up since 2013, and no White Hot copies since 2008 - it's that tough to find
  • Guaranteed to soundly trounce any Pink Label Island original you have ever heard - these are the Hot Stampers
  • Melody Maker thoroughly recommended the album in 1968 for being "full of excitement and emotion" and described the band as a blues ensemble "influenced by jazz music" capable of setting "the audience on fire". Wikipedia
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The Rolling Stones
Beggars Banquet

  (Item #: rollibegga_1701) 

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


  • 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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Gershwin / Concerto In F & Rhapsody In Blue / Kostelanetz

  (Item #: gershconce_8286_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Side two has the Rhapsody in Blue in Super Hot Stamper sound - very clear with not a trace of smear
  • Side one has the Concerto in F with lovely extension up top and Tubey Magic in the midrange
  • Both sides are exceptionally spacious, lively and musical from start to finish
  • These two works are performed with consummate skill and attention to detail - the results are magnificent
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The Alan Parsons Project
I Robot

  (Item #: parsoirobo_1702) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Two superb sides on this killer pressing: Triple Plus (A+++) for side two, nearly as strong on side one (A++)
  • Most copies aren't nearly this rich, full or transparent as this exceptional domestic Arista pressing
  • Guaranteed to sound better than the famous UHQR pressing (and the regular MoFi as well of course)
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "...[the] sense of melody when married to the artistic restlessness and geeky sensibility makes for a unique, compelling album and the one record that truly captures mind and spirit of the Alan Parsons Project."
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Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
Ye-Me-Le

  (Item #: mendeyemel_1702) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This Triple Plus (A+++) 2-pack gives you superb sound for both sides of this longtime Better Records favorite
  • The sound on these Triple Plus (A+++) sides is exceptionally big, rich, open and lively - not many copies sound like this!
  • Norwegian Wood, Wichita Lineman and Easy to Be Hard are among the great songs that sound amazing
  • We're huge Sergio Mendes fans here and it's a thrill to hear copies like this bring his music to life
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The Who
Quadrophenia

  (Item #: who__quadr_1702) 

Our Price: $699.99
Sale Price: $599.00 (You save $100.99 / 14%)


  • THREE killer Triple Plus (A+++) sides and a Double Plus (A++) side four
  • Superb energy and punch; a huge soundstage; rich, natural tonality -- a truly killer pressing
  • Sides one, two and three all earned Triple Plus grades and feature many of the best songs here
  • A 4 1/2 star album in the AMG and one of the few truly Must Own Who albums
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Steeleye Span
All Around My Hat

  (Item #: steelallar_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A great copy, with both sides rating Double Plus (A++) or better
  • The sound was bigger, fuller, cleaner and livelier than what we heard on almost all our other LPs
  • Incredible Tubey Magic on a killer copy like this one - only the right British pressings have that sound
  • Steeleye Span's most famous album, a British Folk classic - even MoFi could hear how well recorded an album it was
  • Another superb recording by one of the All Time Engineering Greats, Geoff Emerick
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Jimi Hendrix
Hendrix In The West

  (Item #: hendrinthe_1702s) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A Top Copy, rating Triple Plus (A+++) on side two and very close on side one (A++ to A+++)
  • A fun live album with excellent sound and great performances by Jimi
  • The awesome version of Little Wing here is killer on the A+++ side two
  • 4 stars in the AMG: "A great sampling of Hendrix's late-period live material (and his sense of humor)."
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Kenny Rankin
Like A Seed

  (Item #: rankilikea_1702) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Presenting the first Kenny Rankin Hot Stamper title to hit the site - Double Plus (A++) on both sides!
  • Rich, smooth and relaxed, the right sound for this music
  • This is a well-produced album of Folky Singer Songwriter Pop that goes down easy
  • Rankin's voice is sweet, his writing consistently melodic and enjoyable


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The Doobie Bros.
Minute By Minute

  (Item #: doobiminut_1702) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Near Double Plus (A+ to A++) sound throughout, this is an excellent pressing from start to finish
  • So many great songs — the title track, What A Fool Believes, Open Your Eyes
  • The material on this album is the strongest the group ever recorded, and let's face it, all the best songs are McDonald's
  • An Audiophile Quality Pop Music Production that deservedly won four Grammy Awards including Record of the Year
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Level 42
World Machine

  (Item #: levelworld_1702) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides -- big, lively, solid and rich
  • Punchy bass, breathy vocals, snappy drums; it's all here, bringing this music to life
  • A Better Records favorite for close to thirty years, the rare '80s album that holds up today
  • •"World Machine pushes their newfound radio-friendly sound into the forefront, and the result is one of the finest pop albums of the mid-'80s. "Something About You" exemplifies Level 42's sound at the peak of its success."
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Janis Joplin
I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!

  (Item #: jopliigotd_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent Double Plus (A++) copy on both sides - Janis is ROCKIN' here with sound that is a big step up over most
  • A good combination of openness and transparency, coupled with the richness and solidity of vintage analog
  • When Janis starts singing, watch out - her voice positively jumps out of the speakers
  • Features Try, one of Janis's All Time Classics -- and with these grades you can be sure it sounds positively amazing here
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Chopin / Les Sylphides & Offenbach / Gaite Parisienne

  (Item #: chopilessy_1610s) 

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


  • This amazing Readers Digest disc has Triple Plus (A+++) Out of This World Demo Disc sound for Les Sylphides
  • This killer side two is rich, natural and real like nothing you have ever heard
  • Side two is in correct polarity, which means that as soon as you drop the needle the sound is nothing short of amazing
  • "The ballet, described as a "romantic reverie", is frequently cited as the first ballet to be simply about mood and dance."
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Wes Montgomery
Boss Guitar

  (Item #: montgbossg_1610s) 

Our Price: $149.99
Sale Price: $129.00 (You save $20.99 / 14%)


  • This is one of Wes Montgomery's best albums from his prime '60s period, if not THE best
  • With Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides, you're hearing the album sound the way it should sound
  • Rich and full-bodied but clear and spacious, the 1963 All Tube Analog sound is perfect for Wes's organ trio format
  • "If you are looking for some smooth jazz that’s not somnambulant, passionate yet relaxed, intimate without being overly dramatic ... in other words, if you are looking for cool, this is the place to find it."
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Steely Dan
Can't Buy A Thrill

  (Item #: steelcantb_1701) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • An absolutely amazing sounding copy with both sides rating Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it!
  • SHOCKINGLY GOOD from start to finish -- big, bold and Tubey Magical, with guitars and vocals that will jump out of your speakers
  • Hard To Fault (HTF) sound and fairly quiet vinyl too, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on both sides
  • "Walter Becker and Donald Fagen were remarkable craftsmen from the start, as Steely Dan's debut illustrates. Each song is tightly constructed, with interlocking chords and gracefully interwoven melodies, buoyed by clever, cryptic lyrics." -- Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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Kenny Dorham
Una Mas

  (Item #: dorhaunama_1610s) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • Side one was the best we heard in our shootout, earning a grade of nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++)
  • It's clear yet rich- the horns are full-bodied and warm, and the top is fairly extended
  • Side two earned a Double Plus (A++) grade - by track two it's full, smooth and natural
  • Both sides are exceptionally quiet, playing a true Mint Minus - for Blue Note that's rare!
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The Grateful Dead
American Beauty

  (Item #: grateameri_1702) 

Our Price: $699.99

  • The first Triple Triple (A+++) copy to hit the site since 2012 - you won't believe how good this record sounds!
  • We haven't done this shootout since 2014 - man, are quiet copies of this album getting hard to find, and pricey too
  • This is one of Stephen Barncard's greatest recording achievements - the richness and clarity are really something here
  • 5 Stars All Music Guide, a Top 100 album - "American Beauty remains the Dead's studio masterpiece."
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Hall and Oates
Abandoned Luncheonette

  (Item #: hallaaband_1702) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Two incredible sides - only the second Triple Triple (A+++) copy to EVER hit the site!
  • These Triple Plus shootout winning sides are dramatically bigger, smoother and more open than any other copy we played
  • A Better Records favorite (Top 100 of course) and an absolute thrill when it sounds like this!
  • 5 stars in the All Music guide: "Sleek, soul-inflected pop/rock"; features the big hit She's Gone
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Miles Davis
Kind of Blue

  (Item #: daviskindo_1701_1) 

Our Price: $749.99

  • A stunning copy with KILLER Triple Triple (A+++) 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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The Band
Rock Of Ages

  (Item #: band_rocko_1702) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • Triple Triple Triple Triple - for the first time ever on the site, every side of this copy earned our highest grade (A+++)
  • The best copies are surprisingly TRANSPARENT -- just listen to all the "room" around the vocals on these four sides
  • A classic double live album with a consistently well-arranged and energetically performed set of songs
  • "It could be argued that it captured the spirit of the Band at the time in a way none of their other albums do." -- Allmusic, 4 stars
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Traffic
The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys

  (Item #: trafflowsp_1701) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • A superb "Triple Triple" Top Copy, earning a our top grade of A+++ for both sides
  • The sound is HUGE -- big, spacious and incredibly present with tons of energy
  • "The commercial and artistic apex of the second coming of Traffic" -- Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
  • A Better Records Top 100 album and real Demo Disc
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Gary McFarland
Does The Sun Really Shine On The Moon

  (Item #: mcfardoest_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Outstanding Triple Triple (A+++) sound on the first Gary McFarland Hot Stamper to ever hit the site
  • If you love the sound of small group vibes-led jazz in Tubey Magical, spacious, natural sound, this album is for you
  • Pop Jazz is perhaps more accurate, but that doesn't make it any less enjoyable, especially when it sounds this good
  • Love the material: God Only Knows; Here, There and Everywhere; Lady Jane; By the Time I Get to Phoenix, and more
  • An "adult prodigy," McFarland was an ingenious composer whose music could reveal shades of complex emotional subtlety and clever childlike simplicity."
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The Traveling Wilburys
Volume One

  (Item #: travetrave_1701) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • It's been a couple of years coming but here it is -- an amazing Triple Triple (A+++) copy of the Wilburys debut
  • Incredibly big and full with a huge bottom end and an energy level that's off the charts
  • Relatively quiet throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • 4 1/2 stars in Allmusic: "It's impossible to picture a supergroup with a stronger pedigree."


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Eric Clapton
Slowhand

  (Item #: claptslowh_1701) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Double Plus (A++) quality on both sides puts this copy far ahead of most
  • The sound is unusually full-bodied and clear, with strong bass and natural vocals
  • "Laid-back virtuosity... never flashy, their playing is masterful and assured." -- Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
  • Includes Cocaine, Wonderful Tonight, Lay Down Sally and May You Never -- all with excellent sound
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Humble Pie
Performance - Rockin' The Fillmore

  (Item #: humblperfo_1701_1) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • One of the best sounding copies to ever hit the site with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on all four sides
  • Shockingly good Rock Concert sound - a Demo Disc like no other
  • All four sides are incredible -- super rich and warm yet still big and open with excellent clarity, a HUGE bottom end and tons of energy and presence
  • Engineered by the legendary Eddie Kramer, what other live rock record sounds this good?
  • Allmusic: "Captured the group at their elongated best, playing for upwards of a half-hour without a care in the world."
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U2
The Unforgettable Fire

  (Item #: u2___unfor_1701_1) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • A fantastic pressing, with strong Double Plus (A++) sound throughout
  • Huge, lively and clear with great weight and punch
  • "... ranking among U2's very best music..." - All Music
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The Rolling Stones
Exile On Main Street

  (Item #: rolliexile_1701) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Exceptionally good sound (for this album) from start to finish - all sides earned Double Plus (A++) or better grades
  • Exile raw and real the way it should be - full-bodied and punchy with great presence and energy
  • About as a copy as we can find - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • A 5 star album in the All Music Guide that we almost never have up on the site
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Cream
Disraeli Gears

  (Item #: creamdisra_1701) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • An outstanding copy on UK Blue Reaction, earning very respectable Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides
  • Lively and clear with a solid bottom end and plenty of Tubey Magic, as well as much less grit and grain
  • Excellent sound for classics like Strange Brew, Sunshine Of Your Love and Tales of Brave Ulysses
  • "...the imagination of the arrangements, the strength of the compositions, and especially the force of the musicianship make this album transcend its time." -- Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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Barney Kessel
Vol. 3: To Swing Or Not To Swing

  (Item #: kessetoswi_1701) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Not only the first copy to hit the site in many years but also the BEST, with both sides rating a Triple Plus (A+++)
  • As Good As It Gets -- bigger, richer, fuller, more spacious and with more Tubey Magic than every other copy we played
  • Definitely one of the best early Contemporary LPs we’ve ever played - this is why audiophiles love mono!
  • "Guitarist Barney Kessel's string of recordings for Contemporary in the 1950s included some of the finest work of his career ... highly recommended to fans of straight-ahead jazz." - All Music
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Joe Cocker
Joe Cocker (1969)

  (Item #: cockejoeco_1969_1701) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A killer copy with a Triple Plus (A+++) side two and a Double Plus (A++) side one
  • The energy, space and full, rich, Tubey Magical sound this music needs to work is here
  • Triple Plus sound for some of his best tracks: Something; Delta Lady; Hello, Little Friend; and Darling Be Home Soon
  • "A fine introduction to the singer's classic, late-'60s and early-'70s period." -- 4 Stars in Allmusic
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Jimmy Buffett
Changes In Latitudes...

  (Item #: buffechang_1701) 

Our Price: $249.99

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

  (Item #: buffaagain_1701) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Double Plus (A++) or better Tubey Magical Analog sound from start to finish
  • Few copies are as big, lively and clear as this one - it's no contest
  • The vinyl plays pretty well, Mint Minus Minus - we can't find them much quieter
  • A Desert Island Disc for yours truly - "...this record stands as their greatest triumph." 5 Stars
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Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel

  (Item #: gabrigabr3_1701_2) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • This early British pressing has killer sound, at or better than Double Plus (A++) throughout
  • If you're a fan of this album, this pressing should make you very happy indeed
  • Superb energy and presence, with the size and clarity this dense music demands
  • 5 stars in the AMG: "Generally regarded as Peter Gabriel's finest record, his third eponymous album finds him coming into his own, crafting an album that's artier, stronger, more song oriented than before."
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Fleetwood Mac
The Pious Bird Of Good Omen

  (Item #: fleetpious_1701_2) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • Double Plus (A++) sound on side one, with side two rating even higher - nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++)
  • Both sides here sound fantastic - big, rich and amazingly energetic
  • A great early Mac album with Need Your Love So Bad, Albratross and Black Magic Woman
  • "[S]ome of the best British blues music ever made" -- All Music Guide
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Ella Fitzgerald
Sings The Gershwin Song Book Vol. 1

  (Item #: fitzggersh_1701) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • This superb original Strobe Label stereo copy offers HUGE Double Plus (A++) or better sound from start to finish
  • Ella sounds especially rich, Tubey Magical and breathy -- this is a real Demo Disc
  • It's very difficult to get the vocals AND the brass right on the same copy, but this pressing proves it can be done
  • Nelson Riddle's arrangements are especially interesting and artful throughout - we love the guy!
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Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel

  (Item #: gabrigabr3_1701) 

Our Price: $299.99

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

  (Item #: gabriso_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two outstanding Double Plus (A++) sides on relatively quiet vinyl for one of Peter Gabriel's best
  • You'll be surprised how ANALOG this music can sound on the better copies such as this one
  • Tons of killer songs here — Sledgehammer, Big Time, Red Rain, In Your Eyes - and all sounding great
  • "Excellent albums followed, but the breathtaking So is the best introduction to a dazzling discography." Bruno MacDonald
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Mott The Hoople
Mott

  (Item #: motttmott_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides, a killer way to hear this music
  • Clear and musical, plenty solid down low, with Tubey Magic for days, this is the sound you want for this music
  • "All the Way from Memphis" was the big hit off this one, and it sounds amazing here
  • AMG raves "...glam never sounds as rock as it does here."
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Sonny Rollins
Alternate Takes

  (Item #: rollialter_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: fleetgreat_1701_1) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Excellent sound here, at or near Double Plus (A++) on both sides
  • Big, fat and clear with great breath and body to the vocals
  • The typical pressing won't give you anything like the musicality and solid low end on display here
  • Peter Green is hands down our favorite British Blues Guitarist of All Time - this record will tell you why
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Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac

  (Item #: fleetfleet_1701) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Superb sound, at or better than Double Plus (A++) on both sides
  • Rich, full and transparent with excellent clarity and loads of energy
  • Their best sounding album - the sound is tubey like no other
  • Relatively quiet at Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus -- these are tough to find any cleaner
  • 5 Stars in AMG - a Better Records Rock and Pop Top 100 Album
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Fleetwood Mac
Rumours

  (Item #: fleetrumou_1701_2) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Killer sound, Double Plus (A++) throughout for this classic album
  • Super solid and punchy with great presence and energy
  • A Better Records Top 100 title, and a truly amazing recording
  • A 5 star album in the AMG: "An album that simply exists outside of criticism and outside of its time."
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Count Basie / Kansas City 3
For The Second Time

  (Item #: basieforth_1701) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this wonderful piano trio record
  • It's a joy to hear Basie perform as a frontman, stretching out on tunes that were no doubt dear to him
  • Veterans of hundreds of sessions, Ray Brown and Louis Bellson are just as interesting as Basie, high praise
  • Recorded by the legendary engineer Ed Greene (Stan Getz/Charlie Byrd - Jazz Samba) which surely accounts for the exceptional sound quality
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