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White Hot Stamper

Peter Gabriel
So

  (Item #: gabriso_1706) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • WOW - only the second Triple Triple (A+++) copy of So to hit the site in OVER FIVE YEARS. Relatively quiet too!
  • You'll be surprised how ANALOG this music can sound on the best copies - you've never heard the album sound like this
  • Plenty of killer songs here — Sledgehammer, Big Time, Red Rain, In Your Eyes - all sounding great
  • "Excellent albums followed, but the breathtaking So is the best introduction to a dazzling discography." Bruno MacDonald
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The Police
Synchronicity

  (Item #: policsynch_1706) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A wonderful Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on side two, close behind on side one (A++ to A+++)
  • This is it folks, Our Shootout Winner, a copy that will show you sound you never thought possible for Synchronicity
  • The choruses get LOUD and are so POWERFUL here that they make a mockery of most of what we played
  • Every Breath You Take and Wrapped Around Your Finger are amazingly big, rich and Tubey Magical here
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "Few other albums from 1983 merged tasteful pop, sophistication, and expert songwriting as well as Synchronicity did, resulting in yet another all-time classic."
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Brewer & Shipley
Down In L.A.

  (Item #: brewedowni_1608x) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A wonderful copy with two excellent sides, Double Plus (A++) for the second, close behind for the first
  • Smooth sweet analog sound, with clarity and freedom from smear that make it the best of both worlds
  • Relatively quiet vinyl, especially for this album - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • A longtime Better Records favorite - this is Hippie Folk Rock at its BEST - a Desert Island disc in my world
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Super Hot Stamper

Janis Joplin
Pearl

  (Item #: joplipearl_1706) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two strong Double Plus (A++) sides on relatively quiet vinyl - a big step up over most of the copies we played
  • Richer, clearer and more tonally correct, with more energy and presence, all qualities that help to bring this music to life
  • Janis's vocals sound right here - smooth enough to let you crank this one up good and loud without the sound getting hard and edgy
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "Designed as a showcase for her powerhouse vocals ... the results are magnificent."
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Fleetwood Mac
Bare Trees

  (Item #: fleetbaret_1706) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • With a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side two and a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side one, this copy will be very hard to beat
  • It's the impossibly rare copy that's this lively, solid and rich... drop the needle on the title track and you'll see what we mean
  • These albums from Kiln House through Mystery to Me have always been some of our favorites by the band
  • "Arguably the first consistently strong album Fleetwood Mac ever recorded [not true, Kiln House is] ... 1972's Bare Trees is also the album where the band finally defines its post-blues musical personality."
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The Beatles
Help

  (Item #: beatlhelp_1706) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This British stereo copy has big, rich, exceptionally musical Double Plus (A++) sound or better on both sides
  • It's lively and present, with excellent transparency -- this is the way The Beatles should sound
  • With jangly 12 string guitars, harmonically rich tambourines, and breathy vocals, this is a killer copy
  • Side one alone boasts 7 classics: Help!, The Night Before, You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away, I Need You, Another Girl, You’re Gonna Lose That Girl and Ticket to Ride - whew!
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Rod Stewart
Never A Dull Moment

  (Item #: stewanever_1706) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • With Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides this copy is getting the heart of Rod's Brit rock right
  • Extremely well-recorded, full of great songs, Rod Stewart was riding a wave when this record came out in 1972
  • The music comes alive on this vintage pressing, assuming you have your volume up good and loud
  • Top 100, 5 stars in AMG, and simply "... a masterful record ... He never got quite this good ever again."
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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Southern Accents

  (Item #: pettysouth_1707) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You get Double Plus (A++) sound quality throughout this wonderful early pressing, guaranteed to beat anything you've heard
  • Both sides are really big with lots of space, excellent energy and HUGE bass that really kicks up the fun
  • Relatively quiet, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • Features great songs including "Don't Come Around No More" and "Make It Better (Forget About Me)"
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Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston

  (Item #: houstwhitn_1706_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • This killer copy has surprisingly natural sound for an '80s release - Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it on both sides
  • Full-bodied, rich and warm, this album has the kind of analog sound we did not expect to find, thank goodness
  • Consistently strong material: You Give Good Love, Saving All My Love for You, How Will I Know, All at Once, and Greatest Love of All (the last of seven (!) singles released from the album)
  • "...introduced the world to "The Voice," an octave-spanning, gravity-defying melismatic marvel."
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Grover Washington
Feels So Good

  (Item #: washifeels_1611s) 

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


  • Top A+++ sound on side one and Double Plus on side two - who knew this was such a well recorded album?
  • So much like live music -- uncompressed, present, full of energy, with the instruments clearly located and surrounded by the natural space of the studio
  • An RVG recording (and mastering) from 1975 that is a KNOCKOUT on a copy like this
  • "Its shimmering, soulful grooves refute the argument that smooth jazz is little more than mere ambience, combining expert playing and intricate songwriting to create music that is both compelling and comforting." Allmusic 4 Stars
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Frank Zappa
Waka/Jawaka

  (Item #: zappawakaj_1610s) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Double Plus (A++) sound means this copy delivers plenty of Zappa's Waka/Jawaka Big Band Magic
  • A Top 100 Title, and deservedly so: the sound is big, rich, punchy, lively and clear
  • The size and power of a big band, Frank Zappa style - there is (almost*) nothing like it
  • Rolling Stone raved that this Jazz Rock Fusion album contains "...some of the best material he's done in years."
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Gabor Szabo with Gary McFarland
Gypsy ’66

  (Item #: szabogypsy_1610x) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With Double Plus (A++) Hot Stamper sound on both sides this copy is killer from first note to last
  • Both sides are relaxed and natural, with strong bass and an extended top end
  • The credit must go to one of, if not THE Greatest Jazz Engineers of all time, Mr. Rudy Van Gelder
  • "Szabo's original sound, the unusual instrumentation (two or three guitars, Sadao Watanabe on flute, Gary McFarland on marimba, bass, drums and percussion) and McFarland's clever arrangements uplift the music."
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Michael McDonald
If That's What It Takes

  (Item #: mcdoniftha_1706) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent copy with a Double Plus (A++) side one and a Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side two
  • Big sound with excellent clarity, tons of energy and a solid bottom end
  • Some of the best Pop Rock engineering of all time, courtesy of Lee Herschberg and Donn Landee
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "The bright spots make this essential."
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Jimmy Buffett
Changes In Latitudes...

  (Item #: buffechang_1706) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • The second 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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Peter Frampton
Frampton Comes Alive

  (Item #: frampframp_1706_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A Top Copy, kicking off with two Triple Plus (A+++) sides, meaning Baby I Love Your Way sounds AMAZING here
  • Sides three and four are also very strong, each earning Double Plus (A++) grades - overall the best copy we've had in years
  • Mixed and mastered so that the guitar solos soar the way they do in live music -- an approach that pays big dividends on this copy
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic, who agree with us that many tracks here are "much more inspired, confident, and hard-hitting than the studio versions."
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Eagles
On The Border

  (Item #: eagleonthe_1706) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • An incredible Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, Double Plus (A++) on side two
  • The sound is incredibly big, lively, open, rich and present with real extension both up 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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Rickie Lee Jones
Pirates

  (Item #: jonespirat_1706) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • This Top Copy features Triple Plus (A+++) sound from the first note to the last
  • The sound is incredibly rich, full-bodied, warm and smooth throughout with plenty of Tubey Magic and excellent bass
  • Most copies we've played are either a bit gritty, a bit veiled or both -- not this one!
  • A great follow-up to her classic self-titled debut; "More rewarding with every listen" -- Allmusic, 4 stars
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Paul Simon
Paul Simon

  (Item #: simonpauls_1706) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An outstandin Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on side one and Double Plus (A++) on side two
  • Overall the sound is rich, warm, airy, and spacious with real depth to the soundfield - a Top 100 Title
  • ROY HALEE handled the engineering duties, and as usual for the time he did a great job, this being 1972 and not 1982
  • 5 Stars: "It was miles removed from the big, stately ballad style of Bridge Over Troubled Water and signaled that Simon was a versatile songwriter as well as an expressive singer with a much broader range of musical interests than he had previously demonstrated."
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The Beatles
A Hard Day’s Night

  (Item #: beatlahard_1610x) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • Two excellent sides on reasonably quiet vinyl for this early Beatles classic
  • The sound is lively and fun with excellent clarity and punchy bass
  • Wonderful Analog Beatles sound at an especially attractive price
  • 100% Lennon-McCartney originals: "the pinnacle of their early years." AMG
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The Who
Who’s Next

  (Item #: who__whosn_1706) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This Decca Colorband pressing scored up there with the best we heard - nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on both sides
  • Exceptionally rich, lively and present with a strong bottom, this is a hard rockin' Who's Next like you will not believe
  • Talk about WHOMP - here's the kind of record that rewards a system with a killer bottom end and the ability to play LOUD
  • 5 stars in Allmusic, a Top 100 Title, and without question The Who's One True Rock Masterpiece
  • ...there's anger and sorrow, humor and regret, passion and tumult, all wrapped up in a blistering package where the rage is as affecting as the heartbreak."
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The Beatles
Let It Be

  (Item #: beatlletit_1706) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Very good sound on this Hot Stamper copy of Let It Be, excellent from start to finish on quiet vinyl
  • A late-period album with real rock 'n' roll power - we love the "live-in-the-studio" rockers like I’ve Got a Feeling
  • Without the humdrum quality of the average Parlophone pressing, here's a Let It Be that finally has some life to it
  • AMG: "...it's an album well worth having, as when the Beatles were in top form here, they were as good as ever."
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The Beatles
Revolver

  (Item #: beatlrevol_1706) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent Hot Stamper sound on both sides - full and musical with energy and tight bass, with quiet vinyl as well
  • Guaranteed to beat the original, the Heavy Vinyl (mono or stereo), the Half-Speed - you name it, this copy will beat it
  • A Better Records Top 100 title, one that many consider the Greatest Rock Album of Them All
  • 5 stars in the AMG: "Revolver stands as the ultimate modern pop album."
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White Hot Stamper

Shorty Rogers Big Band
Jazz Waltz

  (Item #: rogerjazzw_1606x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Triple Triple -- both sides earned our top A+++ grade with crazy good West Coast Jazz sound
  • The overall sound is sweet, airy and huge - the brass just jumps out of the soundfield
  • Engineered by the great Bones Howe, who got the most out of these swingin' Big Band waltzes
  • This Discovery reissue from 1981 positively murders every original we've ever played and proves that to know what a record sounds like you really have to play it
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The Beatles
Please Please Me

  (Item #: beatlpleas_1706) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • This British stereo pressing offers excellent Hot Stamper sound for both sides of the boy's debut
  • Here's proof that any Hot Stamper will soundly (ahem) beat the Heavy Vinyl pressing, and anything else you care to throw at it
  • 5 Stars at Allmusic and a Top 100 album, as well as our clear favorite of the band's first five releases
  • Glorious live-in-the-studio sound to rival The Beatles' best recordings - the immediacy and energy are really something to hear
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Super Hot Stamper

Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Tarkus

  (Item #: emerstarku_1706) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Two incredibly strong sides each rating a Double Plus (A++) or better and delivering HUGELY powerful sound for this, the band's second album
  • Our biggest Tarkus shootout yet produced this monster of a copy on British vinyl, sure to delight ELP fans
  • This original Island LP has Eddie Offord's trademark sound - great energy, resolution, whomp factor and more
  • "More accomplished than the trio's first album... a must-have" -- Allmusic
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Neil Young
Comes A Time

  (Item #: youngcomes_1706_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on the first, Double Plus (A++) on the second, killer from start to finish
  • Drop the needle on Comes A Time or Look Out For My Love and hear how rich and warm the sound is - wow
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "Comes a Time finally was the Neil Young album for the millions of fans who had loved Harvest"
  • A Top 100 title because the best copies of Comes a Time are right up there with the best recordings in Neil's catalog. That's saying a lot
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The Grateful Dead
Workingman's Dead

  (Item #: grateworki_1706) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An excellent copy giving you outstanding Tubey Magical Double Plus (A++) sound or better from start to finish
  • We love that amazingly rich, weighty and huge bottom end that can only be found on the better sides such as these
  • A Better Records Top 100 album, and a truly superb recording of the Dead at the peak of their creativity
  • 5 stars in Allmusic: "A heartbreakingly beautiful, unquestionably pure statement."
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Super Hot Stamper

Warren Zevon
Excitable Boy

  (Item #: zevonexcit_1610x) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Two very strong sides - Double Plus (A++) for the first, Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) for the second
  • The sound is supported by an exceptionally fat, rich, punchy low end, and this copy delivers on that promise like nothing you've heard
  • Much like The Pretender, this is a superb recording with the kind of Tubey Magical Analog Richness we go crazy for here
  • 4 stars on Allmusic; great songs including Werewolves Of London and Lawyers, Guns & Money
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Peter Frampton
Frampton Comes Alive

  (Item #: frampframp_1706) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Four very strong sides, earning Double Plus (A++) or better grades for their Big, Bold Live Rock sound
  • Mixed and mastered so that the guitar solos soar the way they do in live music -- what a thrill it is to hear them that way
  • A Hot Stamper copy like this one will remind you why we all went so crazy for this album back in the '70s
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic, who agree with us that many tracks here are "much more inspired, confident, and hard-hitting than the studio versions."
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Peter Frampton
Wind of Change

  (Item #: frampwindo_1706) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Wonderful sound throughout for this Big Production Rock Extravaganza - excellent Double Plus (A+++) on both sides
  • This British original is the very definition of TUBEY MAGIC, with sound so rich and sweet it will make you want to take all your CDs and dump them in the trash
  • The best copies like this one keep what's good about the recording while letting you hear into the soundfield with glorious transparency
  • "The sound is crisp, the melodies catchy, and Frampton's distinctive, elliptical Gibson Les Paul guitar leads soar throughout... " -- Allmusic
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Super Hot Stamper

Chuck Mangione
Children of Sanchez

  (Item #: mangichild_1611s) 

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


  • Four excellent sides, two Double Plus (A++) and two just shy of that grade
  • Super rich and full-bodied with tons of fat, funky bass, the kind we just can't get enough of
  • Recorded at Kendun and mastered by Robert Ludwig, the audiophile sound should come as no surprise
  • "Mangione's own performance... is frequently riveting, a darkly expressive, soulful element that conveys undiluted passion, sorrow, and joy."
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Super Hot Stamper

Lou Rawls
Live!

  (Item #: rawlslive_1607x) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This SUPERB live recording boasts two killer sides, rating at or near Double Plus (A++)
  • A new member of our Top 100 list; an outstanding live recording that really shines on a copy that sounds like this
  • Both sides are clean, clear and lively with plenty of rich, solid bass - Stormy Monday & Tobacco Road are highlights of the set
  • AMG 4 stars "Lou Rawls gives a riveting performance on Live!, covering standards from Basie/Rushing's tambourine-jumpin' "Goin' to Chicago" to T-Bone Walker's foot-stompin' "Stormy Monday," and whole lot in between."
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Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel

  (Item #: gabrigabr3_1706) 

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 pressing
  • 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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Peggy Lee
Guitars Ala Lee

  (Item #: lee_guita_1611x) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • Only our second Peggy Lee Hot Stamper to hit the site, and this one is killer too
  • With Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides this copy is superb from start to finish
  • Capitol's Tubey Magic in 1966 here is rich and relaxed, unlike many of the vocal albums we've played from the '60s
  • A ridiculously tough record to find in stereo, in audiophile playing condition anyway
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Chet Atkins
Class Guitar

  (Item #: atkinclass_1706) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Stunning sound from start to finish for Chet's acoustic guitar album - Triple Plus (A+++) on both sides
  • The reproduction is exceptionally natural - big and full with a nicely extended top end to capture all the harmonic information
  • Living Stereo spaciousness, clarity, tonal accuracy and freedom from artificiality - it doesn't get any better than this
  • Mint Minus Minus, which is about as silent as these early RCAs get with such mellow, quiet, contemplative music
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Cat Stevens
Teaser & The Firecat

  (Item #: stevetease_1706_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This timeless Classic Folk Rock recording on the original A&M label offers superb Demo Disc Quality sound on both sides
  • These Double Plus (A++) sides will rock your world with their amazing richness, clarity, transparency and ENERGY
  • AMG 5 Stars and a Top 100 album - it just may be the Best Sounding record Cat Stevens ever made
  • Tuesday’s Dead, Morning Has Broken, Bitterblue, Moonshadow, Peace Train - and that's just side two! What side of any album has five songs of such quality?
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Richard and Linda Thompson
Hokey Pokey

  (Item #: thomphokey_1706) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Excellent sound for this classic Richard and Linda Thompson album with both sides earning a Double Plus (A++) or better
  • This was clearly one of the better copies in our shootout with more body, punchier bass and more detail than the average copy
  • Everything you want in the sound of a good British Folk Rock album is here in abundance - enjoy!
  • Allmusic 4 Stars: "The Thompsons, from the opening Irish fiddle derivation of a Chuck Berry riff, through Linda's exquisite performance of "A Heart Needs a Home," to their cover of Mike Waterson's "Mole in a Hole" which closes the record, once again create a timeless amalgam of folk and rock..."
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Simon & Garfunkel
Wednesday Morning 3 A.M.

  (Item #: simonwedne_1705) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Rating a solid Double Plus (A++) this 360 pressing offers excellent sound from first note to last
  • The overall sound is clean, clear, open and spacious with a big bottom end and lovely breathy vocals
  • You won't find this kind of transparency or clarity on the typical vintage pressing, and the reissues are hopeless as well
  • Their one true Folk Duo album, featuring the original version of The Sound Of Silence
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U2
War

  (Item #: u2___war_1705_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A wonderful copy: Double Plus (A++) on both sides, with true Mint Minus vinyl throughout
  • Excellent sound from start to finish: big bass, great energy and even a pretty sizable helping of Tubey Magic (for 1983)
  • Full-bodied smooth analog sound is the key to the best pressings, and here both sides have it
  • Allmusic 5 Stars: "U2 always aimed at greatness, but War was the first time they achieved it."
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White Hot Stamper

Kris Kristofferson
The Silver Tongued Devil and I

  (Item #: kristsilve_1705) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A Top Copy of this great Kristofferson album: Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, Double Plus (A++) on side two
  • Both sides are incredibly big and spacious with a huge three-dimensional soundfield
  • Loving Her Was Easier and When I Loved Her both sound superb here
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "On its way to becoming a gold record, The Silver Tongued Devil and I reached the pop Top 20, Kristofferson's career high on that chart, and the country Top Five; thus, Kristofferson made the transition from being a successful songwriter to a successful recording artist."
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Hall and Oates
Abandoned Luncheonette

  (Item #: hallaaband_1705) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Two excellent sides each rating a solid Double Plus (A++) or better
  • Both sides here are big and full with tons of detail and a huge bottom end
  • 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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Little Feat
Feats Don’t Fail Me Now

  (Item #: littlfeats_1705) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • One of the best copy to hit the site in close to two years, with a Triple Plus (A+++) side two and a Double Plus (A++) side one
  • Huge, spacious and three-dimensional with plenty of rich Tubey Magic - who knew it could sound this good?
  • 75% of the songs on both sides are absolute Little Feat Classics. What other album can boast such consistently good songwriting?
  • Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt and Fran Tate (the future Mrs. Billy Payne) contribute the lovely background vocals
  • "If Dixie Chicken represented a pinnacle of Lowell George as a songwriter and band leader, its sequel Feats Don't Fail Me Now is the pinnacle of Little Feat as a group, showcasing each member at their finest."
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Jimmy Smith
Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf

  (Item #: smithwhosa_1705_) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side two and a superb Double Plus (A++) side one, this copy could not be beat
  • If you dig Oliver's Nelson's swingin' BIG BRASS as much as we do you are in for a treat with this stereo pressing
  • The best sides have the kind of analog richness, warmth and smoothness that make listening to records so involving
  • Slaughter On Tenth Avenue is the monster track leading off here, and it swings the way Walk on the Wild Side does - like crazy, man!
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The Eagles
One Of These Nights

  (Item #: eagleoneof_1705_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two strong Double Plus (A++) sides for an album that usually doesn't sound remotely this good
  • There's a level of presence and spaciousness here that is miles ahead of most we heard in our shootout.
  • Lyin' Eyes, Take It To The Limit and the title track all sound great on this copy
  • Allmusic 4 stars: "The culmination of the blend of rock, country, and folk styles the Eagles had been making since their start"
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Supertramp
Crisis? What Crisis?

  (Item #: supercrisi_1705) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An excellent copy with Double Plus (A++) sound throughout and some of the best sound this band ever achieved
  • Layers of multi-tracked guitars, voices, keyboards, percussion instruments and more build up in the loudest and most dynamic passages
  • Engineered by Ken Scott, this is a Top Title in every way, a Forgotten Classic if there ever was one
  • "With Rick Davies showing off his talent on the keyboards, and Roger Hodgson's vocals soaring on almost every track, they managed to win back their earlier progressive audience while gaining new fans at the same time."
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U2
October

  (Item #: u2___octob_1705_2) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • Excellent sound throughout with both sides rating a strong Double Plus (A++) for their big, bold sound
  • Both sides here are super rich and full with a punchy bottom end and plenty of energy
  • Relatively quiet vinyl, with each side playing Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "... when U2 do marry the message, melody, and sound together, as on "Gloria," "I Threw a Brick Through a Window," and "I Fall Down," the results are thoroughly impressive." - All Music
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Eagles
Eagles

  (Item #: eagleeagle_1705) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A truly killer pressing, with each side earning seriously good grades of Double Plus (A++) or better
  • You will be floored by the guitars exploding out from your speakers on Take It Easy
  • One of the Best Sounding Rock Records Ever Made, Glyn Johns' masterpiece
  • A Top 100 Tubey Magical Demo Disc that is guaranteed to blow your mind on a pressing like this
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The Beatles
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

  (Item #: beatlsgtpe_1705) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • Our Hot Stamper British Parlophone pressing here has wonderful sound for this True Beatles Classic
  • It deftly balances Tubey Magical richness and fullness with transparency and clarity
  • This is a Pepper profoundly more correct and musical than any audiophile or heavy vinyl pressing
  • AMG 5 stars, Better Records Top 100, and an album that's still fresh and involving 40+ after its creation
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U2
The Unforgettable Fire

  (Item #: u2___unfor_1705_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from the first note to the last; we've only had a handful of these hit the site over the years
  • Both sides sound incredible -- super clean, clear and open with excellent bass and huge amounts of energy
  • Quiet vinyl throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on both sides
  • "... ranking among U2's very best music..." - All Music
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Frank Zappa
Cruising With Ruben & The Jets

  (Item #: zappacruis_1705) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An excellent copy with both sides rating a solid Double Plus (A++) or better
  • Both sides here are killing it -- big, full and solid with a big bottom end and tons of energy
  • It's a classic of twisted Doo-Wop that belongs in your collection. At least we think you should give it a chance anyway; hearing it sound this good might just make a believer out of you
  • The new CD - with its modernized sound and wrong-headed re-recorded rhythm tracks - is a bad joke next to the top original pressings
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Willie Nelson
Stardust

  (Item #: nelsostard_1705_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides of this exceptionally well-recorded album, this surely qualifies as a Demo Disc
  • From the first few moments of the title track you'll be blown away by the wonderful presence, transparency, and clarity
  • This copy is hi-res without sacrificing the Analog warmth that makes the recording so special
  • Allmusic 5 stars: "Stardust showcases Nelson's skills as a musician and his entire aesthetic — where there is nothing separating classic American musical forms, it can all be played together — perhaps better than any other album..."
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Mary Hopkin
Post Card

  (Item #: hopkipostc_1605x) 

Our Price: $119.99

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

  (Item #: rollionimp_1705_) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side two and a superb Double Plus (A++) side one, this copy could not be beat
  • As good as side one was, when we got around to side two we were knocked out by some of the best Sonny Rollins sax sound we've EVER heard
  • Side two was so much bigger, fuller and richer than the other side twos we heard, and his sax was really jumpin' out of the speakers
  • Allmusic 4 Stars: "This date is significant for the manner in which Rollins attacks five standards with a quartet that included pianist Ray Bryant, bassist Walter Booker and drummer Mickey Roker."
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Illinois Jacquet
Bottoms Up

  (Item #: jacqubotto_1607x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This is clearly the best sounding copy of Bottoms Up to ever hit the site - Double Plus (A++) on side one, Triple Plus (A+++) on side two!
  • Both sides played a True Mint Minus, which means this copy is not only exceptionally good sounding, but exceptionally quiet to boot
  • On side two this pressing showed us that the perfect balance of clarity and richness was possible, the only side that managed that feat
  • "Even in 1968 when the jazz avant-garde was becoming quite influential, tenor saxophonist Illinois Jacquet played in his own timeless style, performing in an idiom little changed during the previous 20 years."
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Randy Newman
Sail Away

  (Item #: newmasaila_1705_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent sound throughout with each side earning an outstanding Double Plus (A++) grade for sound
  • Both sides here are big, full and musical with deep punchy bass and most of the energy that's missing from the average copy
  • Our favorite Newman album considering both music and sonics (12 Songs being the main competition)
  • "The title track [is] set to Newman's most evocative arrangements to date and rank with the most intelligent and effective use of a large ensemble by anyone in pop music." 5 stars"
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Otis Redding
The Dock of the Bay

  (Item #: reddidocko_1705) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An excellent copy of The Dock of the Bay -- Double Plus (A++) or better on both sides
  • A well-recorded album, with sound that's exceptionally big, rich and smooth yet still clean, clear and spacious
  • About as quiet as we can find them, Mint Minus Minus throughout - most copies we see are just wrecked
  • "...this is an impossible record not to love ... Cropper chose his tracks well, selecting some of the strongest and most unusual among the late singer's orphaned songs,,," -- All Music
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Mike Oldfield
Tubular Bells

  (Item #: oldfitubul_1705) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • You'll find incredible Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides of this British Virgin LP - this one is doing everything right!
  • The space, the richness and the clarity all combine to make this a powerful listening experience
  • It's incredibly hard to find good sounding copies of this record - this is the first White Hot copy to hit the site in a long time
  • "[A]rguably the finest conglomeration of off-centered instruments concerted together to form a single unique piece. A variety of instruments are combined to create an excitable multitude of rhythms, tones, pitches, and harmonies that all fuse neatly into each other, resulting in an astounding plethora of music."


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Talking Heads
Little Creatures

  (Item #: talkilittl_1612s) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • A Killer Copy with two Double Plus (A++) sides - this is the BIG BEAT we love - what record from 1985 sounds better than Little Creatures?
  • Both sides are rockin' tracks like Stay Up Late and Road To Nowhere, And She Was, Give Me Back My Name and Creatures of Love
  • Surprisingly big, punchy and open sound for this '85 pop classic - a Top 100 album and longtime Better Records favorite
  • "Ear Candy ...a pop album, and an accomplished one, by a band that knew what it was doing. " - 4 1/2 stars
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Steely Dan
The Royal Scam

  (Item #: steelroyal_1705) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Both sides here came in at Triple Plus (A+++) or very close to it, making it a copy that just can't be beat
  • A killer White Hot copy of this hard-rockin' Steely Dan classic -- HERE is the right sound for this music
  • These incredible sides give you just what you need for this album -- rich, meaty sound with crazy energy
  • "The best songs on The Royal Scam... rank as genuine Steely Dan classics." -- Allmusic
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Crosby / Nash
Graham Nash/ David Crosby

  (Item #: crosbgraha_1705) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Triple Triple! The best copy of this wonderfully well recorded album to hit the site in ages
  • Both A+++ sides are open, spacious and very tubey -- qualities that bring out the best in this music
  • The breathy, hi-res vocals are smooth and sweet here, not bright or grainy as on many copies
  • Four stars in Allmusic: "One of the most impressive side projects to arise from CSN."
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Tony Bennett
I Left My Heart In San Francisco

  (Item #: benneileft_1705) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Superb and magical like nothing you've heard - this killer copy is as about as HUGE and as REAL as it gets
  • This pressing gives Tony the sound he deserves, with side one rating a Triple Plus (A+++) and side two a solid Double Plus (A++)
  • Amazing music, plus brilliant engineering by Frank Laico at his favorite studio (and ours), Columbia 30th Street studios
  • Allmusic 5 Stars and the winner of two Grammy Awards in 1962 including Record of the Year
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Supertramp
Crime of the Century

  (Item #: supercrime_1705) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • A superb copy and killer Demo Disc to beat them all - Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • A HUGE and POWERFUL Ken Scott recording that's truly a BEAST on this brilliantly mastered A&M pressing
  • Clearly the band's Prog Rock Masterpiece, as well as a permanent member of our Rock & Pop Top 100
  • "...a huge leap forward for the group and their most consistent album outside of that 1979 masterwork, Breakfast in America."
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Bryan Ferry
Let's Stick Together

  (Item #: ferryletss_1705) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Our shootout winner for side two and only the second copy to hit the site in many years - Triple Plus (A+++) on side two, Double Plus (A++) on one
  • For material and sound I consider this to be the best of Bryan Ferrry's solo albums
  • The presence, bass, and dynamics are well above the competition - the sound is right in every way
  • Allmusic 4 Stars: "The title track itself scored Ferry a deserved British hit single, with great sax work from Chris Mercer and Mel Collins and a driving, full band performance. Ferry's delivery is one of his best, right down to the yelps, and the whole thing chugs with post-glam power."
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Freddie Hubbard
The Body & The Soul

  (Item #: hubbabodya_1705_) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side one and a superb Double Plus (A++) side two this copy could not be beat
  • Big, open, clear, with space and three-dimensionality that modern pressings can only dream of, this copy was hard to fault
  • With so many instruments to deal with the mastering and pressing have to be stellar, and here they are
  • Allmusic 4 Stars: "Utilizing a septet, 16-piece big band, and orchestra plus strings to play concise, tight tunes, Shorter provides the backdrop to employ Hubbard's bold toned trumpet and all of its devices in a full display of his powerful melodic talents."
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Nat King Cole
My Fair Lady

  (Item #: cole_myfai_1705_) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This copy has nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on both sides, the best to ever hit the site
  • Talk about Tubey Magical, rich, warm, sweet, smooth sounding vocals, this early Capitol pressing from 1963 had got 'em
  • A few condition issues can be heard on side one so those looking for especially quiet pressings should probably pass on this one
  • "Cole enthusiastically performs 11 songs from My Fair Lady, and not only sings the tunes, but in a few cases has spoken monologues in which he acts out the parts of Henry Higgins and Alfred Doolittle."
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Red Mitchell Quartet
Red Mitchell Quartet

  (Item #: mitchredmi_1705_) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side one and a superb Double Plus (A++) side two, this copy could not be beat
  • This Better Records favorite has some of the best upright bass reproduction we've ever heard - top quality West Coast Jazz too
  • Impeccable All Tube engineering by Roy Dunann in the store room of Contemporary Records, 1957 (sixty years ago!)
  • Allmusic 4 Stars: "Easily recommended to collectors of straight-ahead jazz."
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Willie Nelson
Stardust

  (Item #: nelsostard_1705) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Absolutely stunning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides of this exceptionally well-recorded album, this surely qualifies as a Demo Disc
  • From the first few moments of the title track you'll be blown away by the wonderful presence, transparency, and clarity
  • This copy is hi-res without sacrificing the Analog warmth that makes the recording so special
  • Allmusic 5 stars: "Stardust showcases Nelson's skills as a musician and his entire aesthetic — where there is nothing separating classic American musical forms, it can all be played together — perhaps better than any other album..."
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U2
The Unforgettable Fire

  (Item #: u2___unfor_1705) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Only the second Triple Triple (A+++) copy to ever hit the site and boy does it have some KILLER sound
  • Both sides sound incredible -- richer and fuller than every other copy we played with tons of Tubey Magic and big punchy bass
  • Quiet vinyl throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on both sides
  • "... ranking among U2's very best music..." - All Music
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David Bowie
Pin-Ups

  (Item #: bowiepinup_1609x_) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • For the first time ever on our site, here's a Triple Triple (A+++) pressing of this Classic Bowie album from 1973
  • Both Triple Plus (A+++) sides are huge, clear and rich with phenomenal amounts of Tubey Magic, thanks to Ken Scott
  • A really fun listen, with Bowie running through covers of his favorite 60s hits in true Demo Disc sound
  • Turns out he's a great interpreter, turning in passionate versions of songs by The Who, Pink Floyd, The Yardbirds and more
  • He brings a fresh perspective to this material, just as Bryan Ferry did so brilliantly on his first two solo albums
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The Eagles
One Of These Nights

  (Item #: eagleoneof_1705) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • An incredible copy, Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • This one is doing it right: super rich and full, huge punchy bass, a nice extended top and a huge three-dimensional soundfield
  • Lyin' Eyes and Take It To The Limit sound out of this world on this copy
  • Allmusic 4 stars: "The culmination of the blend of rock, country, and folk styles the Eagles had been making since their start"
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June Christy
The Intimate Miss Christy

  (Item #: chrisintim_1705_) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With two Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning sides, this original MONO copy simply could not be beat
  • If you want to hear a living, breathing June Christy in an intimate setting, this mono is the only way to go
  • The vinyl has some issues, so those looking for copies in quiet playing condition may want to look elsewhere
  • "The Intimate Miss Christy is a special treat for her fans as it finds the cool blonde singer backed only by Al Viola's guitar and Don Bagley's bass (though a flutist sits in on a few tracks)."
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Jackson Browne
For Everyman

  (Item #: brownforev_1705) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • An excellent copy of JB's sophomore effort, with wonderful Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • Rich, smooth and musical, with plenty of bottom end weight, this is the way you want to hear it
  • David Lindley joins the band, and talented helpers include Bonnie Raitt, Glen Frey, David Crosby, Elton John and Joni Mitchell
  • "His work is a unique fusion of West Coast casualness and East Coast paranoia, easygoing slang and painstaking precision, child's-eye romanticizing and adult's-eye acceptance... Brilliantly conceived, incomparably immediate, For Everyman truly earns its title." Rolling Stone
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John Mayall with Eric Clapton
Blues Breakers

  (Item #: mayalblues_1705) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This British Decca copy of what is surely John Mayall's best album offers Hot Stamper sound on both sides
  • Clean, clear, big and lively with great bass and most of the energy that's missing from the average copy
  • The import vinyl on this pressing is about as quiet as we ever expect to find for this album
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "Bluesbreakers was Eric Clapton's first fully realized album as a blues guitarist -- more than that, it was a seminal blues album of the 1960s, perhaps the best British blues album ever cut, and the best LP ever recorded by John Mayall's Bluesbreakers."
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Renaissance
Renaissance

  (Item #: renairenai_1705) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A killer copy and the first to hit the sit in three years - Double Plus (A++) or better on both sides
  • The overall sound here rich, smooth and Tubey Magical with huge amounts of energy and presence
  • This is an outstanding recording. And why shouldn't it be? It's engineered by Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin II and many more)
  • "The original group's debut album was a then-groundbreaking meld of progressive rock with classical and jazz influences..." - All Music
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Mike Oldfield
Tubular Bells

  (Item #: oldfitubul_1610x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find superb A++ sound on both sides of this British Virgin LP - it's huge and tubey
  • The space, the richness and the clarity all combine to make this a powerful listening experience
  • It's incredibly hard to find good sounding copies of this record - this is the first to hit the site in 4 years!
  • "[A]rguably the finest conglomeration of off-centered instruments concerted together to form a single unique piece. A variety of instruments are combined to create an excitable multitude of rhythms, tones, pitches, and harmonies that all fuse neatly into each other, resulting in an astounding plethora of music."


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Bad Company
Run With The Pack

  (Item #: badcorunwi_1705) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Strong Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides make this an unusually hard rockin' copy
  • Clean and present, with clear and open sound; the vocals really jump out!
  • The sound is dramatically fuller and more solid than most - qualities you NEED for Bad Company
  • "The wildly successful Run With The Pack in 1976 was the band’s third consecutive platinum seller, fueled by the infectious Top 20 single success of the Coasters’ classic “Youngblood.” "
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John Baldry
It Ain't Easy

  (Item #: baldritain_1705) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Only the second copy to ever hit the site and it's incredible throughout -- Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on both sides
  • Two sides that come in just shy of White Hot, giving you amazing sound for both the Rod Stewart and Elton John produced sides
  • No wonder side one sounds like the best of Rod Stewart & The Faces' early-'70s albums - Mike Bobak engineered them
  • "The backing band on Stewart's side include fellow Face and future Rolling Stone, Ron Wood, on electric guitar and acoustic guitarist Sam Mitchell, who appeared on many of Stewart's early-'70s solo albums."
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Dave Mason
Headkeeper

  (Item #: masonheadk_1705) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • An excellent copy with Double Plus (A++) sound from the first note to the last
  • The sound is big and open with tons of clarity, plenty of top end extension and a big bottom end
  • Some of the best sound Dave Mason ever managed, so let's give credit where credit is due, to the amazing engineer Al Schmitt
  • If you're a Dave Mason fan this is one of the better albums he's put out and it deserves a place in your collection
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Electric Light Orchestra
A New World Record

  (Item #: electnewwo_1705) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • Excellent sound on both sides with each rating a solid Double Plus (A++)
  • Both sides are clean, clear and open with plenty of energy and a big punchy bottom end
  • Our favorite ELO record for music and sound - no other album of theirs comes close
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "Contains seven of the best songs ever to come out of the group."
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Yes
Fragile

  (Item #: yes__fragi_1705) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Excellent Hot Stamper sound throughout, an impressive copy that brings this original and powerful music to life
  • This copy is especially open and clear, resolving practically all the space and harmonic information in the dense mix
  • AMG 5 stars, Better Records Top 100, and just maybe the band's Prog Rock Masterpiece - brilliant engineering too
  • "...Fragile was as perfect a record as the group would ever make, and just as flawless in its timing as its content."
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Neil Young
Comes A Time

  (Item #: youngcomes_1705) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent copy, with Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides - quiet vinyl too
  • Drop the needle on Comes A Time or Look Out For My Love and hear how rich and warm the sound is
  • A Top 100 title - the best copies of Comes a Time are right up there with the best recordings in Neil's catalog. That's saying a lot
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Comes a Time finally was the Neil Young album for the millions of fans who had loved Harvest"
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Frank Zappa
Hot Rats

  (Item #: zappahotra_1705_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A stunning sounding copy with each side rating a Double Plus (A++) or better!
  • Both sides here are excellent -- big, rich and full with a massive bottom end and lots of energy
  • A tough record to find good sound for - many originals are just plain awful and they don't come cheap
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "Fuses the compositional sophistication of jazz with rock's down-and-dirty attitude."
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David Bowie
Let's Dance

  (Item #: bowieletsd_1705) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Two excellent sides each rating a Double Plus (A++) deliver seriously good sound for Bowie's fun '80s classic
  • We love the sound on the better copies -- really big, clear and rich with powerful dynamics
  • Modern Love, China Girl and the title track all sound fantastic here
  • A Top 100 title and a real Demo Disc on a Big Rock System
  • Let's Dance is one of the best sounding Bowie albums ever recorded -- this Hot Stamper pressing is proof!
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Cream
Goodbye

  (Item #: creamgoodb_1610x) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

  (Item #: tearssongs_1705) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • An excellent early British pressing, with Double Plus (A++) or better sound on both sides
  • Rich, spacious and lively, with an open, extended top end - this is the right sound for the album
  • Tons of great songs here - Shout, Everybody Wants To Rule The World and Head Over Heels - sounding fantastic
  • 4 1/2 stars in Allmusic: "It is not only a commercial triumph, it is an artistic tour de force... a dreamy, timeless pop classic."
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Chet Baker
You Can't Go Home Again

  (Item #: bakeryouca_1705) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side one and a Double Plus (A++) side two, this copy could not be beat
  • If you like the kind of music Grover Washington was making around the time of Mister Magic, this sis the album for you
  • This kind of funky Soul Jazz is not for everyone but Chet is such a great player he makes it work
  • "...one of Baker's most important latter-day albums."
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Ray Charles
Have a Smile With Me

  (Item #: charlhavea_1705) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With two Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning sides, this original stereo copy simply could not be beat
  • The richness in the vocals and the overall Tubey Magical sound are what put this pressing over the top in our shootout
  • We have a devil of a time finding Ray Charles records that sound this good and are clean enough to offer our customers - this is a rare one
  • "...he elevates the material with soulful vocals and good arrangements, particularly when the Raeletts back him up (as they do on half the tracks)." Allmusic
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Willie Nelson
Without A Song

  (Item #: nelsowitho_1705) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An amazing Triple Triple (A+++) copy - this is absolutely as good as it gets for this title!
  • Like Stardust, it's another album of Willie bringing his unique style to a group of incomparable standards of love and loss
  • Top quality arrangements - drop the needle on Autumn Leaves or A Dreamer's Holiday to hear Booker T and his pros at their best
  • Top tracks include Autumn Leaves, As Time Goes By, Harbor Lights and of course, Without a Song
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The Byrds
The Notorious Byrd Brothers

  (Item #: byrdsnotor_1701x) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A killer pressing, Triple Plus (A+++) on side one and Double Plus (A++) on side two
  • Both sides are incredibly big, rich and lively with a huge bottom end and plenty of tubey magic
  • A wonderful set of Country Folk Rock songs that are full of magic on a great pressing like this one
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "Showed the group continuing to expand the parameters of their eclecticism."
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Sting
The Dream Of The Blue Turtles

  (Item #: stingdream_1705) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An incredible sounding Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side two backed with an excellent Double Plus (A++) side one
  • Sting's vocals sound excellent here -- breathy, full-bodied and natural
  • The overall sound is exceptionally big, full and musical with lots of presence, dramatically better than most copies we heard
  • "He proves that he's subtler and craftier than his peers" -- Allmusic, 4 stars
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Willie Nelson
Phases And Stages

  (Item #: nelsophase_1705) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Stunningly good Triple Plus (A+++) from the first note to the last; you'll have a hard time doing any better than this
  • The overall sound here is big, full, solid and musical with excellent bass and none of the harshness that plagues most copies
  • This is the first Hot Stamper to make it to the site, and we've been trying for a long time! Not so many good sounding copies out there...
  • "... a wonderful set of music that resonates deeply..." - All Music
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Bad Company
Bad Company

  (Item #: badcobadco_1705) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An excellent, hard-rockin' copy of Bad Co's '70s classic debut with Hot Stamper sound throughout
  • Big, rich, punchy, lively, and Tubey Magical - this is the way this record should sound
  • A Top 100 Must Own Classic Rock title, with superb engineering courtesy of Ron Nevison
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "... one of the most important and accomplished debut hard rock albums from the '70s."
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Steeleye Span
Commoners Crown

  (Item #: steelcommo_1608s) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • An outstanding early British pressing, with huge and dynamic Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • The Tubey Magical Richness of this recording must be heard to be believed
  • Some of the best English Folk Rock Music ever recorded on analog tape and preserved on this lovely vinyl disc!
  • Allmusic gives it 4 1/2 stars: "Now a full-fledged rock group, competing with the likes of Jethro Tull and pumping out higher amperage than Fairport Convention, Steeleye engages in heavy riffing, savage attacks on their instruments, and generally kicks out the jams on this album."
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Andre Previn & His Pals
West Side Story

  (Item #: previwests_1608s) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • With grades of A+ to A++ this real Contemporary pressing has excellent sound
  • Clean and clear, with no smear on the piano and surprisingly big bass, this is a very good way to hear this wonderful music
  • This is yet another Demo Disc for Contemporary, the brilliant work of the engineer Roy Dunann
  • One of Andre Previn's better jazz performances - his pals Manne and Mitchell are no slouches either
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Cream
Wheels of Fire

  (Item #: creamwheel_1704) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent pressing with Hot Stamper sound and fairly quiet vinyl for this title
  • All four sides are rich, full and lively with a nice bottom end and plenty of energy
  • 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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Weather Report
Tale Spinnin'

  (Item #: weathtales_1704_) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With two Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning sides, this copy of the band's 1975 release simply could not be beat
  • Recorded by Bruce Botnick at Wally Heider's, this is one of the few Weather Report albums that has anything close to audiophile sound
  • So solid, spacious, and rich, this copy has the room the myriad instruments and recorded effects need to open up and soar
  • "'Spinnin’ convinces once again that Weather Report is the most adventurous, meticulous and consistently stimulating band working in the electric-jazz idiom.” Rolling Stone
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Joni Mitchell
Blue

  (Item #: mitchblue_1704) 

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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Rimsky-Korsakov / Scheherazade / Ansermet / Suisse Romande

  (Item #: rimskscheh_6212_1704) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Shockingly good Double Plus (A++) on both sides of this vintage London pressing and quiet vinyl
  • This copy will go head to head with the Reiner pressing and it might just show you a thing or two
  • Considering how bad most copies of LSC 2446 sound, we'd be very surprised - shocked even - if this pressing didn't trounce it
  • An extraordinary Demo Disc - the brass has weight and power on both sides like you will not believe
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Supertramp
Breakfast In America

  (Item #: superbreak_1704_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades this is guaranteed to be the best sound you have ever heard for Breakfast
  • A truly outstanding recording with huge, spacious, dynamic, lively sound - Tubey Magical richness is big plus too
  • A Top 100 title and True Demo Disc - turn it up and this recording gets LOUD like nothing you have ever experienced
  • 4 1/2 stars in the AMG: "The majority of the album consisted of tightly written, catchy, well-constructed pop songs, like the hits "The Logical Song," "Take the Long Way Home," and "Goodbye Stranger.""
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Neil Young
Time Fades Away

  (Item #: youngtimef_1704) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Triple Triple! Only the second Top Copy of this album to EVER hit the site
  • Both A+++ sides are big, rich and full-bodied with wonderful size and separation
  • Never released on CD, this is probably the toughest Neil album to come by
  • "Time Fades Away ranks with the bravest and most painfully honest albums of his career — like the tequila Young was drinking on that tour, it isn't for everyone, but you may be surprised by its powerful effects." -- Allmusic, 4 stars
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