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Harry Belafonte
Sings The Blues

  (Item #: belafsings_1703) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • Sings the Blues is surely one of the most amazing Male Vocal Albums we've ever played
  • This vintage Living Stereo copy boasts excellent Hot Stamper sound on both sides
  • Here you can find the authentic 1958 Tubey Magical sound that no reissue will ever have
  • A criminally underrated album - the performances and the sound are first rate throughout
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John Coltrane
The Stardust Session

  (Item #: coltrstard_1703) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Three amazing sides, each rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it and one excellent Double Plus side
  • Spacious, open, transparent, rich and sweet, it's a remarkable disc from the Golden Age with the added benefit of mastering using the more modern cutting equipment of the '70s.
  • Superb sound quality courtesy of Rudy van Gelder's engineering (1958/1963) and the superior mastering of David Turner (1972)
  • AMG 4 Stars: "...Coltrane is heard near the end of his "sheets of sound" period, perfecting his distinctive style and taking colorful and aggressive solos."
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Super Hot Stamper

Steely Dan
Can't Buy A Thrill

  (Item #: steelcantb_1703) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Both sides of this Classic Steely Dan album earned seriously good Double Plus (A++) sonic grades
  • The sound is big, bold and tubey, with guitars and vocals that will come jumping out of your speakers
  • After doing some shootouts recently we found the sound of this album a whole lot more to our liking than before
  • "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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Super Hot Stamper

Stevie Nicks
Bella Donna

  (Item #: nicksbella_1703) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end for what is surely Ms Nicks' best solo album
  • Both sides are big, rich and warm with lovely breathy vocals and plenty of rockin' energy
  • Two of her biggest hits are here (and they still hold up): Stop Draggin' My Heart Around & Leather And Lace
  • AMG raves: "Equally engaging are less exposed tracks like the haunting "After the Glitter Fades." Hit producer Jimmy Iovine wisely avoids over-producing, and keeps things sounding organic on this striking debut."
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Super Hot Stamper

Harry Nilsson
Aerial Ballet

  (Item #: nilssaeria_1703) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Killer Double Plus (A++) sound for side one, really big and clear
  • Side two earned a Single Plus for its sweet, rich tonality
  • We're big Nilsson fans here at Better Records - play this record and you may become one
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "Harry Nilsson decided to pick up where he left off with his debut, offering another round of effervescent, devilishly clever pop, equal parts lite psychedelia, pretty ballads, and music hall cabaret."
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Humble Pie
Rock On

  (Item #: humblrocko_1703) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on both sides this pressing came exceptionally close to the best we heard.
  • The sound is super full-bodied and lively with hard rockin' energy to spare - Shine On is amazing on this copy
  • An excellent Glyn Johns recording -- we were knocked out by the full, rich Tubey Magic of the best pressings
  • 4 stars on Allmusic: "The record has an undeniable live feel to it, due in part to Glyn Johns' humble yet precise recording, framing the group as if they were a boogie version of the Band."
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Traffic
The Best of Traffic

  (Item #: traffbesto_1703) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Wow! This is the best copy to hit the site in over five years - Triple Plus on side one, Double Plus (A++) side two
  • This amazing compilation boasts superb sound, often better than the very same tracks on the original British releases
  • Relatively quiet vinyl, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on both sides - Island didn't make them any quieter in 1969
  • Top 100 and 4 Stars on Allmusic: "As a selection of the best and most popular material from the group's first three albums, the result is hard to fault..."
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Roxy Music
Siren

  (Item #: roxymsiren_1703) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent pressing of this Art Rock classic, rating Double Plus (A++) on both sides
  • The sound is richer and fuller than on most copies, with a particularly strong, solid bottom end
  • Some of Ferry's strongest songwriting: Love Is The Drug, End of the Line, Sentimental Fool and more gems
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "Roxy embraces dance and unabashed pop on Siren, weaving them into their sleek, arty sound."
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Fleetwood Mac
Kiln House

  (Item #: fleetkilnh_1703) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent sound from beginning to end with both sides earning outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades
  • Tubey Magical smooth sound is key to the best copies, and this copy delivers, with the analog richness the music needs
  • A grossly underappreciated album from Fleetwood Mac's post-Peter Green period
  • Danny Kirwan is brilliant on this album - this is also the last of the British Mac's grungy guitar rock albums
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Jimi Hendrix
Axis: Bold As Love

  (Item #: hendraxisb_1703_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Great sound for this album is TOUGH to come by - here both sides are getting this music right
  • Big, rich and lively sound -- a sizable step up from most pressings
  • Spanish Castle Magic, Little Wing and Castles Made Of Sand all sound great
  • 5 stars on Allmusic and an album that just KILLS on a Hot Stamper like this
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The Beatles
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

  (Item #: beatlsgtpe_1703) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • A stunning copy with a Triple Plus (A+++) on side two, a Double Plus (A++) on side one, amazing from first note to last
  • Huge, spacious and detailed, with the Tubey Magic of a fresh tape, this is the way you want to hear Sgt. Pepper
  • Most pressings - especially the new ones - have nothing like this kind of Tubey Magic, space and energy
  • A Better Records Top 100 - "It's possible to argue that there are better Beatles albums, yet no album is as historically important as this."
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Peter, Paul & Mary
In The Wind

  (Item #: peterinthe_1703_1) 

Our Price: $139.99

  • With close to Triple Plus sound (A++ to A+++) on side two and Double Plus (A++) on side one, this is the second best copy we've ever had on the site
  • It's been ages since we had any copies of this 1963 release, the one that helped get Dylan's career going, if you can imagine that
  • This Gold Label stereo LP has the MIDRANGE MAGIC that’s no doubt missing from whatever 180g reissue has been made from these 50+ year old tapes
  • "Their third recording was one of the group's stronger outings... In particular, this record was essential to boosting the profile of Bob Dylan, including their huge hit cover of "Blowin' in the Wind..."
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Neil Young
Rust Never Sleeps

  (Item #: youngrustn_1703) 

Our Price: $119.99

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

  (Item #: morriwavel_1703) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides and quiet vinyl, this is a great way to hear Van in 1978
  • Richer, warmer and bigger than most of the other copies we played, with the kind of smoothness that's essential to the album's enjoyment
  • His biggest selling album to date? Seems hard to believe but that's what is says on Wikipedia - it went gold in 3 months
  • Time magazine raved: "Morrison has made two, maybe three albums that rank high among the finest of all rock 'n' roll. Wavelength is good enough to stand close by Morrison's best work, a record of sinuous, sensuous magic. The man just can't be beat."
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Super Hot Stamper

James Taylor
Flag

  (Item #: tayloflag_1703) 

Our Price: $89.99

  • A wonderful Double Plus (A++) copy on both sides means this Flag is nothing short of amazing
  • Credit for the big, rich, super lively throughout must go to the superbly talented engineer, Val Garay
  • Taylor's hilarious homage to Doo Wop, Is That The Way You Look?, had Demo Disc quality sound
  • The great sounding 1979 follow-up to his wonderful JT album - and one of the man's most underrated albums
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Super Hot Stamper

Emmylou Harris
Blue Kentucky Girl

  (Item #: harribluek_1703) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Side one here is superb, nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) - the kind of rich, natural sound we found on far too few copies
  • Side two is nearly as good at Double Plus (A++), with none of the vocal edginess that many EH albums suffer from
  • Surprisingly full-bodied and not overly detailed for a recording from 1979 - they still knew what they were doing then
  • Emmylou's traditional country album, with a stronger acoustic feel
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White Hot Stamper

David Bowie
Ziggy Stardust

  (Item #: bowieziggy_1703) 

Our Price: $799.99

  • Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning sound on both sides - the Tubey Magic has to be heard to be believed
  • The perfect balance of richness, smoothness and clarity, with wonderful ambience and energy like no other
  • Until you hear one of these killer pressings you simply can't know what you are missing
  • 5 Stars in AMG, a Rock & Pop Top 100 album, and Ken Scott's engineering masterpiece
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White Hot Stamper

The Pretenders
Leanring To Crawl

  (Item #: pretelearn_1703) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • The first Triple Plus (A+++) Shootout Winning copy to hit the site in quite a while - we've never heard it sound better
  • Both sides were richer and fuller than the competition with great energy and a nice open top end
  • With Robbie McIntosh having joined the band this is first and foremost a guitar rock record; his jangly, grungy riffs drive every song
  • "... with the exception of the instant-classic debut album, it's the Pretenders' finest work." - All Music
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Thelonious Monk
Criss-Cross

  (Item #: monk_criss_1703) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A wonderful Top Copy -- Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side and Double Plus (A++) on the second
  • The overall sound is very rich and full-bodied with excellent energy and presence
  • The piano sounds amazing here -- natural and dynamic, letting Monk's passionate playing shine
  • "This is prime Monk for any degree of listener." -- Allmusic, 4 stars
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Super Hot Stamper

Jerry Jeff Walker
Mr. Bojangles

  (Item #: walkemrboj_1703) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • A wonderful find of Jerry Jeff's from 1968, with nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on both sides!
  • This copy almost won the shootout - it's clear, rich and natural, with good vocal presence and wonderful energy
  • The title track sounds amazing, but that's just one of the great songs with excellent sound on the album
  • The engineering team of Tom Dowd and Phil Lehle really worked their magic on this one
  • 4 1/2 Stars in Allmusic: "...Walker favored the country and folk side of folk-rock much more than the rock side."
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Peter, Paul & Mary
Album 1700

  (Item #: peteralbum1700_1701_1) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Amazing sound throughout with both sides rating just shy of White Hot (A++ to A+++)!
  • When the three of them sing good and loud on these tracks not only can you hear them belting it out, you FEEL it too
  • You get a surprisingly strong bottom end and impressive dynamics on this pressing, dramatically better than most of those we played
  • Features their great version of Leaving On A Jet Plane, a Number One smash that still holds up after more than 45 years(!)
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White Hot Stamper

Donald Byrd
A New Perspective

  (Item #: byrd_anewp_1703) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A KILLER copy of one of our all-time favorite Blue Note albums and only the second White Hot copy to hit the site in years!
  • Side two rates Triple Plus (A+++) and side one earned a strong Double Plus (A++)
  • The sound is exceptionally rich, warm and lively with excellent bass and wonderfully full vocals
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "One of the most successful uses of a gospel choir in a jazz context"
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The Beatles
With The Beatles

  (Item #: beatlwitht_1703) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A crazy good Top Copy, with both sides rating a Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++), just shy of White Hot!
  • Superb space and immediacy, rich and smooth and so Tubey Magical -- exactly the right sound for this music
  • So many great songs: Til There Was You, You've Really Got A Hold On Me, Devil In Her Heart...
  • Allmusic: "It was clear that, even at this early stage, the Beatles were rapidly maturing and changing, turning into expert craftsmen and musical innovators."
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Super Hot Stamper

10cc
10cc

  (Item #: tencctencc_1703) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Excellent sound throughout with each side rating a Double Plus (A++) or close to it
  • Both sides are clean, clear, open and spacious with lots of energy
  • Cut by Decca, it's hard to imagine this record sounding much better than it does here
  • "10cc showed that they are a force to be reckoned with on their first album."
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White Hot Stamper

June Christy
This Is June Christy

  (Item #: christhisi_1703) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • You'll find superb Triple Plus (A+++) Tubey Magical sound from 1958 on side two of this early Capitol pressing
  • Double Plus (A++) on side one, this copy has sonics equal to the best that has ever made it to the site
  • June Christy is one of our favorite Cool School vocalists - we just wish we could find more clean copies of her 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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Super Hot Stamper

Bob Marley & The Wailers
Rastaman Vibration

  (Item #: marlerasta_1703) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • 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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Super Hot Stamper

The Association
Insight Out

  (Item #: associnsig_1703) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - Windy and Never My Love are simply amazing here
  • The Tubey Magical sound, the lively, tight playing by The Wrecking Crew, not to mention some killer Chart Topping '60s pop, make this THE Association record to own
  • Allmusic: "The harmonies and choruses are among the most beautifully textured singing in a rock outfit this side of the Beach Boys."
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White Hot Stamper

Paul Simon
One Trick Pony

  (Item #: simononetr_1703) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • A Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on side two and Double Plus (A++) on side one
  • Just the second Hot Stamper copy to hit the site in over four years and one of the best we've ever played
  • It's rich, warm, and sweet with dramatically more energy than most - Late in the Evening is killer on this copy
  • "This is the closest thing to a band album Simon ever made, and it contains some of his most rhythmic and energetic singing."
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The Beatles
Please Please Me

  (Item #: beatlpleas_1703) 

Our Price: $549.99

  • What a copy! Incredible Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • This copy has superb presence, clarity and size -- they just don't get any better than this!
  • A Better Records Top 100 album - "Decades after its release, the album still sounds fresh"
  • A Triple Plus PPM would clearly be a top pick for a Beatles Demo Disc - your jaw will drop
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Super Hot Stamper

Linda Ronstadt
Prisoner In Disguise

  (Item #: ronstpriso_1703) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this copy of Prisoner, the followup to Linda's Masterpiece, Heart Like a Wheel
  • This is an amazing recording, but it takes a special copy like this one to reveal all the magic that we know must be on the tape
  • Allmusic gives it 4 1/2 stars - Love Is a Rose was one of the biggest singles, along with Tracks of My Tears and Heat Wave
  • Andrew Gold (so critical to the success of HLAW) is still heavily involved here, along with EmmyLou Harris, James Taylor, Lowell George, David Lindley, JD Souther, and of course Peter Asher
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Genesis
A Trick Of The Tail

  (Item #: genesatric_1703) 

Our Price: $349.99

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

Ry Cooder
Into the Purple Valley

  (Item #: coodeintot_1703) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

  (Item #: morodcatpe_1703) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Excellent Demo Disc sound with each side rating a Double Plus (A++) or better
  • Incredibly big, rich, full and dynamic with a huge bottom end and lots of energy
  • Bowie's Putting Out Fire is the obvious high point of the album and it rocks like crazy on this pressing
  • Superb transparency is key to the best copies and this one has exceptional clarity on both sides
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Queen
A Day At the Races

  (Item #: queenadaya_1703) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A killer copy, just shy of Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on both sides - close to the best we heard, on quiet vinyl too
  • It's incredibly difficult to find great sound like this for Queen - it takes years to do these shootouts
  • Tie Your Mother Down and Somebody to Love are both SUPERB on this British pressing
  • "Its sleek, streamlined finish is the biggest indication that Queen has entered a new phase, where they're globe-conquering titans instead of underdogs on the make."
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White Hot Stamper

David Crosby
If I Could Only Remember My Name

  (Item #: crosbifico_1703) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A mindblowing Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, close behind on side two (A++ to A+++)
  • You will not believe how Tubey Magical and Three Dimensional this album can be when your pressing sounds like this
  • TAS List and Top 100 - one of the best sounding rock records ever made - Stephen Barncard's engineering masterpiece
  • Finding clean copies of this album with Demo Disc sound is a near impossibility - most copies are too noisy to sell, and fewer still have the sonic goods this one does
  • "The songs range from brief snapshots of inspiration to the full-blown, rambling western epic "Cowboy Movie," and there are absolutely no false notes struck or missteps taken." - Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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Miles Davis
Seven Steps to Heaven

  (Item #: davisseven_1703_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end make this a Must Own Miles Davis album from 1963
  • The brilliant 30th street recording is characteristically HUGE, rich, full, sweet, as well as tonally correct and lively as can be
  • The clarity, transparency, and freedom from smear and distortion are what really set these top quality pressing apart
  • "Some of his most introspective, romantic ballad playing" -- Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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America
America

  (Item #: ameriameri_1703) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • America sounds amazing on this killer pressing which earned Double Plus (A++) grades for its sound on both sides
  • One of our favorite Hippie Folk Rock albums, with instruments and voices that magically appear right in your listening room
  • The Tubey Magical acoustic guitars on this record are a true test of stereo reproduction - thanks Ken Scott!
  • "America's debut album is a folk-pop classic, a stellar collection of memorable songs that would prove influential on such acts as the Eagles and Dan Fogelberg..."
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White Hot Stamper

Rodgers / Slaughter on Tenth Avenue / Fiedler

  (Item #: rodgeslaug_2294_1703) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Breathtaking Triple Plus (A+++) 1959 Living Stereo sound on side one, courtesy of the team of Mohr and Layton
  • The concert hall is huge, with (gulp) some of the most natural orchestral staging I have ever heard
  • Mid-hall perspective, with virtually no multi-miking to be heard, a glorious approach to sound that is all but gone forever
  • Fiedler and his Pops play these 7 short pieces by Bernstein, Gould, Falla, Shostakovich and Copland with great gusto and skill
  • "A great collection of 20th Century music. Richard Rodgers' "Slaughter on 10th Avenue" may be the most exciting music he ever composed ... the definitive versions of these works."
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Marvin Gaye
I Want You

  (Item #: gaye_iwant_1703) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A KILLER copy and the first Triple Triple (A+++) to ever hit the site
  • This copy is out of this world -- richer, fuller and more musical than every other copy we played
  • Pretty darn quiet on both sides -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "I Want You is as necessary as anything Gaye ever recorded." - All Music
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The Police
Ghost in the Machine

  (Item #: policghost_1703_1) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Incredible Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it for both sides; absolutely As Good As It Gets
  • This Top Copy gives you superb clarity and transparency, plus tons of energy and real punch down low
  • A real tough nut to crack, we rarely find copies that sound this good
  • Great songs: Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic, Invisible Sun, and more
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White Hot Stamper

Randy Newman
12 Songs

  (Item #: newma12son_1703) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A knockout Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side with a side two that's very close (A++ to A+++)
  • This copy gives you incredible warmth, immediacy and richness
  • Most copies aren't nearly this big, open or clear; this one lets you hear right into the music
  • "Superb material brilliantly executed" -- Allmusic, 5 stars
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Jimi Hendrix
Axis: Bold As Love

  (Item #: hendraxisb_1703) 

Our Price: $749.99

  • A STUNNING pressing: Triple Plus (A+++) on both sides
  • Huge and present, rich and full, with the kind of weight and power this album almost never has
  • Relatively quiet vinyl, playing Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on both sides
  • 5 stars on Allmusic and an album that just KILLS on a pressing like this
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Rush
Signals

  (Item #: rush_signa_1702) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Astonishing Triple Triple (A+++) sonic grades clearly make this one of the best copies to ever hit the site
  • Huge synths and prodigious bass have both of these sides rockin' like you will not believe
  • Individual notes aren't smeared, they have body and attack, and there's no shortage of energy to the complex playing
  • 4 stars on Allmusic: "Rush didn't forget how to rock out -- "The Analog Kid" and "Digital Man" were some of their most up-tempo compositions in years."
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Wings
At the Speed of Sound

  (Item #: mccaratthe_1702) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A wonderful Top Copy: Double Plus (A++) on side one, Triple Plus (A+++) on side two , guaranteed to beat whatever you care to throw at it
  • The best copies such as this one had a "cinematic" quality - they were just plain bigger, richer and fuller with more depth to the soundfield and stronger dynamics
  • The big hits Let 'Em In and Silly Love Songs as well as minor gems such as Beware My Love are musical here, with good body and a smoother top end
  • "A full-band effort, where everybody gets a chance to sing, and even contribute a song." -- Allmusic
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White Hot Stamper

Duke Ellington
Up In Duke's Workshop

  (Item #: ellinupind_1702_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Superb Triple Plus (A+++) Ellington Big Band sound from 1969-1972 can be heard on this side one
  • Side two was excellent as well, earning a sonic grade of Double Plus (A++) for its remarkably richness and Tubey Magic
  • Pablo has here compiled some of Ellington's best later music and mastered and pressed it wonderfully as well
  • "Duke Ellington was the most important composer in the history of jazz as well as being a bandleader who held his large group together continuously for almost 50 years."
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The Faces
Long Player

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Our Price: $149.99

  • Great sound, Double Plus (A++) on both sides
  • Clear, present and solid with great bass
  • Amazing live-in-the-studio sound that conveys completely the raw power of one of the hardest rockin' bands of all time
  • 5 stars in Allmusic and probably the Faces' Best Album, for sound and music
  • "...a ferocious rock & roll band who, on their best day, could wrestle the title of greatest rock & roll band away from the Stones."
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Bob Dylan
Planet Waves

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Our Price: $189.99

  • Two killer sides, both clocking in right at Double Plus (A++)
  • Big, present and clear with rich, musical tonality
  • Great performances by Dylan and The Band, who back him here
  • An excellent set of songs that includes On A Night Like This and Forever Young
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The Knack
Get The Knack

  (Item #: knackgetth_1702_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • The Knack's debut finally returns to the site and with excellent Double Plus (A++) sound throughout
  • Both sides here are clean, clear and solid with a huge bottom end
  • Wall to Wall Live-in-the-Studio Rock Sound to rival Back in Black and Nevermind
  • "Get the Knack is at once sleazy, sexist, hook-filled, and endlessly catchy — above all, it's a guilty pleasure and an exercise in simple fun." AMG 4 1/2 Stars
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Jimi Hendrix
Electric Ladyland

  (Item #: hendrelect_1702_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or better on all four sides - a very strong copy from start to finish
  • The acid-drenched soundscapes are certainly going to be exciting to the kind of audiophile who still digs Classic Rock
  • Probably the best-recorded of Hendrix's studio albums - lots of space and Tubey Magical richness are key to the best pressings
  • 5 stars in the AMG: "...not only one of the best rock albums of the era, but also Hendrix's original musical vision at its absolute apex."
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Willie Nelson
Tougher Than Leather

  (Item #: nelsotough_1702) 

Our Price: $249.99

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

  (Item #: chrissomet_1702) 

Our Price: $139.99

  • Miss Christy's Must Own Masterpiece returns to the site, this time with superb Double Plus (A++) Mono Hot Stamper sound
  • Need a refresher course in Tubey Magic after playing too many remastered records? This 1955 original Capitol turquoise pressing is overflowing with it
  • One of our favorite Cool School vocalists - we just wish we could find more clean copies of her albums
  • Allmusic 5 Stars: "Christy established herself as an artist who strove for the very best in song selection, arrangements, and notably intelligent interpretation. There were perhaps other vocalists with greater vocal equipment, but few could match June Christy's artistic integrity."
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Frank Sinatra
All The Way

  (Item #: sinatallth_1702) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • 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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David Bowie
Station To Station

  (Item #: bowiestati_1702) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - the title track is rockin' like you will not believe
  • Superb presence and energy for this classic -- Golden Years sounds fantastic here, as does the great TVC 15
  • 4 1/2 stars in the AMG: "... its epic structure and clinical sound were an impressive, individualistic achievement, as well as a style that would prove enormously influential on post-punk."
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The Three
The Three
(33 RPM)

  (Item #: threethree_33_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A true Demo Disc - both sides of this shockingly good sounding pressing earned a sonic grade of Double Plus (A++) or better
  • The transients are uncannily lifelike - listen for the huge amounts of kinetic energy produced when Shelly whacks the hell out of his cymbals
  • My favorite Piano Trio Jazz Album of All Time; every one of those six tracks is brilliantly arranged and performed (if you have the right takes of course; more about that later)
  • 4 Stars: "One of Joe Sample's finest sessions as a leader" - with Shelly Manne and Ray Brown, we would say it's clearly his finest session, as a leader or simply as the piano player in a killer trio
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Joe Cocker
Joe Cocker (1972)

  (Item #: cockejoeco_1972_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A Killer Copy of Joe Cocker's patented Blue Eyed Soul Album, rating an outstanding grade of Double Plus (A++) on both sides
  • The sound here is exceptionally lively, full-bodied and smooth - this is the right sound for this music
  • Pardon Me Sir; High Time We Went and Black-Eyed Blues, Midnight Rider; Do Right Woman, Do Right Man and St. James Infirmary - so many of his best songs
  • "With "St. James' Infirmary," Joe Cocker has moved into a whole different sphere of musical activity, far distant from the rip-roaring anarchism of the Mad Dogs ... This album is, when all be said and done, riddled with meaningful soul." -- Rolling Stone
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Joe Cocker
Joe Cocker (1969)

  (Item #: cockejoeco_1969_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • Two strong Double Plus (A++) sides on relatively quiet vinyl make this a Must Own pressing
  • Both sides are full-bodied and solid with excellent presence
  • She Came In Through The Bathroom Window sounds wonderful
  • "A fine introduction to the singer's classic, late-'60s and early-'70s period." -- 4 Stars in Allmusic
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Dvorak / Violin Concerto / Accardo / Davis

  (Item #: dvoravioli_1702) 

Our Price: $89.99

  • You'll find wonderful sound on both sides of this exceptionally quiet Philips recording - rich, sweet and musical
  • Side one earned a seriously good grade of Double Plus (A++) and side two was close behind it
  • Yes, it was still possible to record classical music properly in 1980, though few labels managed to do it
  • A SUPERB performance from Salvatore Accardo, certainly competitive with the best we have heard
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Devo
Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo

  (Item #: devo_arewe_1702_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • GET DEVOLVED! Excellent sound throughout with each side rating a Double Plus (A++)
  • Both sides are clean and clear with tons of energy and bottom end weight
  • Most copies aren't nearly this big, lively and punchy!
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "A seminal touchstone in the development of American new wave"
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The Beach Boys
Sunflower

  (Item #: beachsunfl_1607s) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • Two excellent sides: Double Plus (A++) for the first, close behind for the second (A+ to A++)
  • This pressing is surprisingly rich and smooth, with solid bass and nice immediacy to the vocals
  • One of the better sounding Beach Boys recordings that really comes to life on the better copies
  • A 4 1/2 star album in the All Music Guide: "Brian Wilson once again back near the top of his game."
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Bonnie Raitt
Nick Of Time

  (Item #: raittnicko_1607_1s) 

Our Price: $119.99
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  • Two excellent sides, both Double Plus (A++), giving you far more Rich Analog sound than most
  • Solid, spacious and dynamic - Thing Called Love sounds fantastic
  • Relatively quiet throughout — Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "A great comeback album that made for a great story."
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Airto
Fingers

  (Item #: airtofinge_1702) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Airto's true Masterpiece returns to the site with killer sound - Triple Plus (A+++) on side one and Double Plus (A++) on side two
  • This is one of the best copies to ever hit the site - the sound is big, open and resolving like you will not believe
  • Incredibly impressive funky Brazilian jazz sound with HUGE lifelike percussion - thanks RVG!
  • 4 1/2 stars in the All Music Guide; a longtime Better Records favorite and Desert Island Disc
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The Beach Boys
Endless Summer

  (Item #: beachendle_1702) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A great copy with Single to Double Plus (A+ to A++) sound on all four sides
  • The overall sound is clean, clear and open with plenty of energy
  • Surfer Girl and In My Room sound fantastic on this pressing -- you will be blown away
  • "... a great collection of songs that proved irresistible..." - All Music 5 Stars
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Simon & Garfunkel
Bookends

  (Item #: simonbooke_1702_1) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • An amazingly good 360 stereo pressing, Triple Plus Plus (A+++) on the first and Double Plus (A++) on the second
  • Our hottest copies have lovely midrange magic on the guitars and voices as well as plenty of studio ambience on most tracks, especially the simpler, more folky ones
  • An album that has become much tougher to come by - this may be the best copy to hit the site since 2009 (!)
  • Top 100, Five Stars - side two alone has Fakin' It, Mrs. Robinson, A Hazy Shade of Winter and At the Zoo
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Ten Years After
A Space In Time

  (Item #: tenyeaspac_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two outstanding sides back to back - the Double Plus (A++) sonic grades mean that this is a real Demo Disc
  • This is some of the best high production value rock music of the '70s - go ahead, put it up against the best you've got
  • You don't need tube equipment to hear the prodigious amounts of Tubey Magic that exist on this recording
  • A Better Records Desert Island Disc and Psych Rock Favorite, including the monster hit "I'd Love To Change The World"
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Barney Kessel
Vol. 3: To Swing Or Not To Swing

  (Item #: kessetoswi_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Great Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides and only the second copy to hit the site in many years
  • Clean, clear and lively with a big bottom end and lots of energy
  • Relatively quiet vinyl throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "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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Boston
Boston

  (Item #: bostobosto_1702_2) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A MONSTER copy of this classic Classic Rock Album that is guaranteed to blow your mind and then some
  • Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it on both sides; incredibly big and open with a massive bottom end and tons of energy
  • Demo Disc quality sound for all the hits as well as the deep tracks: More Than a Feeling, Long Time/Foreplay, Rock & Roll Band, Peace Of Mind...
  • Better Records Top 100; "Boston is essential for any fan of classic rock, and the album marks the re-emergence of the genre in the 1970s." — Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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Elton John
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

  (Item #: john_goodb_1702_1) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • A stunning Top Copy, with two Triple Plus (A+++) sides and two sides that are very close behind (A++ to A+++)
  • That adds up to 11 pluses out of 12 -- one of the highest rated copies to ever hit the site
  • An incredibly tough album to find with great sound and relatively quiet surfaces
  • Candle In The Wind, Bennie And The Jets, and GYBR sound great
  • 4 1/2 stars in the AMG and a Better Records Rock & Pop Top 100 title
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Neil Young
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

  (Item #: youngevery_1702_2) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A knockout Top Copy with incredible Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side two and an excellent Double Plus (A++) side one
  • Huge, Live-in-Your-Listening-Room sound throughout
  • The sound is incredibly big and full yet still clean and clear -- nothing like the average copy
  • [B]reathtakingly different... both for Young and for rock in general." Allmusic 5 Stars
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Rickie Lee Jones
Rickie Lee Jones

  (Item #: jonesricki_1702_1) 

Our Price: $269.99

  • An excellent copy of this longtime audiophile favorite and female vocal classic with both sides rating a Double Plus (A++) or better
  • Both sides are super big and bold with plenty of energy and bottom end weight
  • A Better Records Rock & Pop Top 100 album
  • Allmusic 4 stars: "An astounding debut album that simultaneously sounds like a synthesis of many familiar styles and like nothing that anybody's ever done before"
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Prokofiev / Scythian Suite & Lt. Kije / Abbado

  (Item #: prokoltkij_33_1702) 

Our Price: $199.99

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

  (Item #: beck_truth_1702_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A knockout Top Copy, with both sides earning a Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it
  • Really fun music - it's a blast to hear Rod Stewart fronting such a heavy rock band
  • Easily and by a wide margin the best sounding record Jeff Beck ever made
  • AMG 5 Stars "...his amp is turned up to 13 and ready to short out."
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The Byrds
Turn! Turn! Turn!

  (Item #: byrdsturnt_1702) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Out of this world Triple Triple (A+++) sound - sure to be one of the best Byrds recordings you'll ever hear
  • Both of these Shootout Winning sides are rich, clear and present - they just don't get any better than this!
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic and one of the better sounding Byrds recordings, with a number of their best songs including the title track
  • "...more Bob Dylan covers were included, as well, and "Satisfied Mind" was their first foray into country-rock, a direction they would explore in much greater depth throughout the rest of the '60s."
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Simon & Garfunkel
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme

  (Item #: simonparsl_1702) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

  (Item #: doobiwhatw_1702) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • The first Top Copy to hit the site in ages, Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • Both sides here are incredibly big, full and lively with a HUGE bottom end and an energy level that's off the charts
  • One of the tougher Doobies albums to find great sound for, which is why we so rarely have White Hot copies hit the site
  • Black Water is the big hit here and it sounds out of this world on this copy
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Santana
Santana

  (Item #: santasant1_1701) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • Two killer Double Plus (A++) sides - rich and relaxed with powerful guitar-fueled Latin Rock energy
  • The drums have real snap to them - correct percussion is critical to this music and this copy delivers
  • A Must Own album, clearly their Masterpiece, and one of the truly groundbreaking debuts in rock history
  • "Santana combined Latin rhythms with jazz-inspired improvisation, hard-rock guitar and lyrical, B.B. King-style blues - and even had a hit single, "Evil Ways." Rolling Stone
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Bob Dylan
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

  (Item #: dylanfreew_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent Stereo pressing, between Single and Double Plus (A+ to A++)
  • Both sides are present, clear and open with good space
  • "This is rich, imaginative music, capturing the sound and spirit of America..." 5 stars in AMG
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The Band
Music From Big Pink

  (Item #: band_music_1702_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Two strong Double Plus (A++) sides make this a consistently impressive copy of this all-time classic album
  • We guarantee you have never heard Music from Big Pink sound remotely as good as it does here
  • The sound is just plain fuller, cleaner, livelier and more transparent, with more Tubey Magic.
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "Over time, Music from Big Pink came to be regarded as a watershed work in the history of rock, one that introduced new tones and approaches to the constantly evolving genre."
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The Doors
Morrison Hotel

  (Item #: doorsmorri_1702) 

Our Price: $219.99

  • A wonderful copy of this hard-rockin' Doors album, Double Plus (A++) from start to finish
  • 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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The Byrds
Ballad of Easy Rider

  (Item #: byrdsballa_1702) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A stunning Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side, Double Plus (A++) on the second
  • We're always blown away at just how much further the Top Copies like this one take the music -- a dramatic difference!
  • Both sides are dramatically richer, fuller and more transparent than you'll hear on most pressings
  • "Ballad of Easy Rider was the album where the new lineup really hit its stride." Allmusic, 4 stars
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Gary Wright
The Dream Weaver

  (Item #: wrighdream_1702) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • 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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Graham Nash
Songs For Beginners

  (Item #: nash_songs_1702) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Two excellent sides, of this Better Records favorite, both rating a strong Double Plus (A++)
  • We love the sound of this album, especially on a copy as rich and full-bodied as this one
  • One of the very best solo CSN&Y albums and a member of our Top 100
  • A very tough album to find in clean enough condition for our shootouts, which is why we almost never have copies on the site
  • Allmusic 4 1/2 stars: "It inevitably brings a smile to anyone who hears it"
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John Lennon
Imagine

  (Item #: lennoimagi_1702) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end
  • Both sides are super rich and full with a nice bottom end and plenty of energy
  • Relatively quiet on both sides, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "A remarkable collection of songs that Lennon would never be able to better again" -- Allmusic, 5 stars
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The Doors
The Soft Parade

  (Item #: doorssoftp_1702) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Two exceptionally good sounding Double Plus (A++) sides on pretty darn quiet vinyl (for this album anyway)
  • The sound is rich, lively and dynamic with great brass and punchy drums - thanks Bruce Botnick!
  • Full of great songs including Touch Me, Runnin' Blue, Wild Child and the amazingly trippy extended Soft Parade suite
  • A tragically underrated album and a killer recording, with Demo Quality sound on the better pressings such as this one
  • "Much like a true “parade” of an English fugue, the song morphs from Morrison’s a capella sermon-like intro to a Baroque ballad to a show tune-like section to the long rock outro, the music masterfully following the flowing, stream of consciousness lyric." Hell yeah!
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Queen
News Of The World

  (Item #: queennewso_1702) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Two great sides rating between Single and Double Plus (A+ to A++)
  • Full, rich and solid with good space and musicality
  • Easily one of Queen's best-recorded albums -- We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions can sound amazing
  • "...it's massive, earth-shaking rock & roll, the sound of a band beginning to revel in its superstardom." -- Allmusic customers give it 4 1/2 Stars and that rating sounds about right to us
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Deep Purple
In Rock

  (Item #: deeppinroc_1702_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Both sides have excellent sound for this 1970 Classic - Double Plus (A++) from start to finish
  • Only the British Harvest pressings such as this one have any chance being made from the real tape
  • This is the way to hear the band rockin' out, with the kind of big, rich, Tubey Magical sound they're known for
  • "Deep Purple's soon to be classic Mark II version made its proper debut and established the sonic blueprint that would immortalize this lineup of the band on 1970's awesome In Rock."
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Boston
Boston

  (Item #: bostobosto_1702_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Both of these Double Plus (A++) sides offer excellent Demo Disc sound
  • The multi-tracked multi-layered guitars are as big as life on this copy and guaranteed to rock your world
  • Top sound for all the hits: More Than a Feeling, Long Time/Foreplay, Rock & Roll Band, Peace Of Mind...
  • Top 100 Rock and Pop; "Boston is essential for any fan of classic rock, and the album marks the re-emergence of the genre in the 1970s." — Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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Chicago
Chicago V

  (Item #: chicachica5_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Superb Big and Bold Chicago sound can be heard on both of these Double Plus (A++) or better sides - quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is especially rich, full and warm, with big bass, lively brass and multi-tracked vocals that are breathy and clear
  • 4 stars on Allmusic and one of their best sounding albums, the last to be recorded at Columbia's famed 30th Street studios
  • Their first Number One, and The Biggest Selling Album of 1972 (!), spending nine weeks at the top of the charts
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Chicago
Chicago Transit Authority

  (Item #: chicachica1_1702) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Four Double Plus (A++) sides can only mean one thing - this copy is great from start to finish
  • These four sides boast some of the best sounding, boldest arrangements for a horn-based rock band we've ever heard
  • Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?, I'm A Man and Questions 67 and 68 are simply incredible here
  • "In April of 1969, the four sides of Chicago Transit Authority unleashed a formidable and ultimately American musical experience... an unheralded synthesis of electric guitar wailin' rock & roll to more deeply rooted jazz influences and arrangements."
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Fleetwood Mac
Tusk

  (Item #: fleettusk_1702_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A wonderful copy boasting four excellent sides, all clocking in at or near Double Plus (A++)
  • The sound is clear, rich, warm and full-bodied throughout - the best sounding tracks are killer here
  • Relatively quiet on two sides - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus vinyl and close to that on the others
  • 5 stars on Allmusic, highlights include Storms, Sara, Over and Over and the classic title track
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Joni Mitchell
For The Roses

  (Item #: mitchforth_1702) 

Our Price: $299.99

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

  (Item #: badcostra_1702) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A Top Copy, Double Plus (A++) on the first side and Triple Plus (A+++) on the second
  • The best pressings of Straight Shooter like this one have ROCK ENERGY that cannot be beat
  • A superb recording, with some of the band's best-loved songs
  • "Vocalist and songwriter Paul Rodgers wrote two acoustic-based rock ballads that would live on forever in the annals of great rock history: "Shooting Star" and the Grammy-winning "Feel Like Makin' Love" - Allmusic, 4 stars
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The Moody Blues
To Our Children's Children's Children

  (Item #: moodytoour_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Lush but clear Tubey Magical Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • Clean, clear, rich and lively - this is a great way to hear the Moody Blues
  • Dating from 1969, this is one of the group's "Classic Seven" releases
  • "There are no extended suites on this album, but Justin Hayward's "Watching and Waiting" and "Gypsy" have proved to be among the most popular songs in the group's history."
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Cannonball Adderley - Bill Evans
Know What I Mean?

  (Item #: adderknoww_1702) 

Our Price: $169.99

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

  (Item #: band_band_1702_1) 

Our Price: $269.99

  • With Double Plus (A++) grades or better on both sides this is an outstanding copy of an absolutely essential album
  • Big bass, rich meaty guitars and smooth silky vocals make this a Band album like you have never heard before.
  • Not only is the sound superb, both sides here play Mint Minus Minus, about as quiet as we can find them
  • 5 stars: "The arrangements were simultaneously loose and assured, giving the songs a timeless appeal..."
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Boz Scaggs
Silk Degrees

  (Item #: scaggsilkd_1702) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Superb sound for Boz's very well recorded Masterpiece of Soulful Pop, earning Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides
  • Punchy, open and clear throughout with the big bass and energy so critical to this rhythmic music
  • This copy brings out of the mix the solid, weighty piano that's missing from the CBS Half-Speed and 90% of the reissues
  • 5 stars in Allmusic: Scaggs "hit the R&B charts in a big way with the addictive, sly Lowdown... and expressed his love of smooth soul music almost as well on the appealing What Can I Say."
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Little Feat
Hoy-Hoy

  (Item #: littlhoyho_1702) 

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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Led Zeppelin
Presence

  (Item #: ledzeprese_1702) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • You'll hear massive amounts of Zeppelin Rock and Roll energy on this copy - both sides rate Double Plus (A++) or better
  • This is all the power, dynamics, whomp, and presence (pun only slightly intended) you could hope for
  • Featuring a stripped down, harder rock sound, Presence really benefits from the killer bottom end found on this pressing
  • "Presence has more majestic epics than its predecessor, opening with the surging, ten-minute Achilles Last Stand and closing with the meandering, nearly ten-minute Tea for One."
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Sonny Rollins
The Bridge

  (Item #: rollibridg_1702) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A superb sounding stereo copy of this Rollins classic: Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, Double Plus (A++) on side two
  • The 1962 sound is wonderfully Tubey Magical, full-bodied and solid throughout, the bass note-like and clear
  • This is the kind of Demo Disc sound that Ray Hall was able to engineer with tubes back in 1962, and it's glorious to hear in 2017
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "The interplay between Rollins and Jim Hall [on guitar] is consistently impressive, making this a near-classic and a very successful comeback."
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Joni Mitchell
Court and Spark

  (Item #: mitchcourt_1702) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A excellent early pressing that earned Hot Stamper grades on both sides and plays reasonably quietly
  • The sound is rich, warm and natural - any Heavy Vinyl pressing will have a hard time competing with it
  • One of our very favorite Joni albums here at Better Records, and probably her Best Sounding Album
  • "[A] remarkably deft fusion of folk, pop, and jazz ... the music is smart, smooth, and assured from the first note to the last." - AMG 5 Stars
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Herbie Hancock
My Point of View

  (Item #: hancomypoi_1702) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Two killer sides for one of Herbie's best albums - both clock in at or better than Double Plus (A++)
  • The sides here are wonderful - rich and warm with a huge bottom end and lots of space around the instruments
  • The lineup here includes Grant Green, Donald Byrd, Tony Williams, Hank Mobley and more
  • AMG: "It's a little more relaxed than Takin' Off, but in its own way My Point of View is nearly as stunning."
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