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Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin IV

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Our Price: $299.99

  • An outstanding Hard Rockin' Zep IV with excellent Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides
  • This copy is dramatically fuller and smoother than most, making it possible to get the volume up good and high where it belongs
  • Black Dog, Rock & Roll, Stairway, When the Levee Breaks and the rest - all sound better than you've ever heard them, guaranteed
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "Zeppelin fuse their majestic hard rock with a mystical, rural English folk that gives the record an epic scope."
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801
801 Live

  (Item #: 801__live_1611x) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • The first Triple Triple (A+++) copy of this Better Records fave to hit the site in many years
  • Both A+++ sides are full-bodied, rich, BIG and present -- the guitars are really jumping out on this copy
  • If you're looking for a live record that rocks like crazy, this Shootout Winning UK Island original will knock you out
  • Eno and Manzanera created this unique masterpiece with the help of Rhett Davies' brilliant engineering
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801
801 Live

  (Item #: 801__live_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: acdc_backi_1707) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A killer copy boasting a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side one - this Back in Black rocks like you will not believe
  • Side two earned a Double Plus (A++) grade - both sides play pretty well for an RL original (the only way to go on this album)
  • Top 100, and if you turn it up good and loud one of the hardest rockin' records ever made
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "... tawdry celebration of sex is what made AC/DC different from all other metal bands — there was no sword & sorcery, no darkness, just a rowdy party, and they never held a bigger, better party than they did on Back in Black."
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AC/DC
Back In Black

  (Item #: acdc_backi_1708_1) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • A stunning original pressing with a Triple Plus (A+++) side two and a Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side one
  • Once again Robert Ludwig delivers the Rock and Roll Power, and it only took us about ten copies to find one that makes good on its promise
  • A Top 100 album, and clearly one of the hardest rockin' records ever made - as we are fond of saying, None Rocks Harder
  • 5 stars "Song for song, they deliver not just mammoth riffs but songs that are anthems, from the greasy "Shoot to Thrill" to the pummeling "Back in Black," which pales only next to "You Shook Me All Night Long," the greatest one-night-stand anthem in rock history."
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Cannonball Adderley
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy!

  (Item #: addermercy_1707_2) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound of both sides of this 1965 release, one of the better copies from our shootout
  • One of the man's most enjoyable albums - the sound is bigger and livelier and above all balanced, avoiding many of the problems of the originals
  • Joe Zawinul (Weather Report) wrote the title song, which became a big hit for Adderley (and later The Buckinghams), and he plays on the album
  • AMG 5 Stars: "Adderley's irrepressible exuberance was a major part of his popularity, and no document captures that quality as well -- or with such tremendous musical rewards -- as Mercy, Mercy, Mercy."
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Airto
Fingers

  (Item #: airtofinge_1610x) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

  (Item #: albeniberi_1702x) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With Double Plus (A+++) sound on both sides this is superb recording, full of orchestral excitement
  • The glorious Victoria Hall displays the true Power of the Orchestra here
  • Records are rarely this spacious, open, transparent, dynamic and sweet
  • Like Chabrier's Espana, this exotic, colorful music is sure to please any audiophile
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The Allman Brothers
The Allman Brothers

  (Item #: allmaallma_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent copy with both sides rating a seriously good Double Plus (A++) grade for sound or something close to it
  • The sound is clean, clear and open with the kind of fat bottom end that brings this Blues Rock to life
  • Pretty darn quiet -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout - they don't come quieter
  • 4 1/2 stars: "This might be the best debut album ever delivered by an American blues band, a bold, powerful, hard-edged, soulful essay in electric blues with a native Southern ambience."
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The Allman Brothers
... At Fillmore East

  (Item #: allmaatfil_1708) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A big, hard-rockin' copy with STUNNING Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side one and three other sides that rate a Double Plus (A++) or better
  • The overall sound is incredibly big, clean, clear and open with plenty of presence and excellent bass
  • The WHOMP factor here kicks up the excitement - it sets the foundation necessary for the extended guitar jams to work
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "The pinnacle of the Allmans and Southern rock at its most elastic, bluesy, and jazzy"
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The Allman Brothers
Idlewild South

  (Item #: allmaidlew_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two excellent sides -- Double Plus (A++) or close -- with the kind of energy, body and punch this music needs
  • Easily the group's best sounding studio recording and especially impressive on a copy like this
  • Cue up Midnight Rider or In Memory Of Elizabeth Read to hear the Allman Brothers magic in these grooves
  • 5 stars "The best studio album in the group's history, electric blues with an acoustic texture, virtuoso lead, slide, and organ playing, and a killer selection of songs, including "Midnight Rider," "Revival," "Don't Keep Me Wonderin'," and "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed"..."
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Ambrosia
One Eighty

  (Item #: ambrooneei_1709) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side one and a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side two, this copy will be very hard to beat
  • Prodigious bass, powerful dynamics, analog Tubey Magical richness and choruses that get big and loud are the hallmarks of our better Hot Stamper copies
  • One Eighty has an excellent mix of rockers and softer pop ballads. The last track, Biggest Part Of Me, no matter how many times you've heard it, on the radio, wherever you happen to be, is unabashed Soft Rock Magic, the way Bread's big ballads are Soft Rock Magic, and we make no apologies for loving the hell out of them both
  • ""Biggest Part of Me" combines rich Beach Boys-styled harmonies with a heartfelt lyric to create a rich slice of blue-eyed soul that gave the group a number two hit single...


 
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The Association
Insight Out

  (Item #: associnsig_1703s) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

  (Item #: associnsig_1707) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A Demo Disc, with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side (which features Windy) and close behind (A++ to A+++) for the second
  • You would be very hard pressed to find a pop recording from 1967 that sounds as good as a this copy of Insight Out
  • Probably the biggest shootout we've had for this album, featuring a number of unplayed copies we recently lucked into
  • 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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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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Chet Atkins
In Hollywood

  (Item #: atkininhol_1708) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • "Triple Triple" for the "reworked" version of Chet Atkins' Classic - both sides earned our top grade (A+++)
  • Note that Chet re-recorded his guitar parts on this pressing - even stranger, the sound might just be better than the earlier release from 1959
  • Rich, smooth, sweet, full of ambience, dead-on correct tonality -- everything that we listen for in a great record is here
  • Including copious amounts of 1961 Living Stereo Tubey Magic - this pressing is just overflowing with it
  • "If the cover of At Home evokes the 1950s, the music on In Hollywood IS the 1950s: a warm, cozy, sophisticated album of mood music in the best sense."
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Chet Atkins
The Most Popular Guitar

  (Item #: atkinmostp_1704_) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Superb Shootout Winning sound on both sides of this original pressing, earning Triple Plus (A+++) grades and playing fairly quietly
  • Bill Porter working in his custom Nashville studio knows how to make an amazing Living Stereo recording like nobody else can
  • If you're looking to demonstrate just how good 1961 All Tube Analog sound can be, this copy is just the record that can do it
  • The soundstage, depth and height of this spacious recording are as huge and three-dimensional as any you've heard
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Chet Atkins
The Other Chet Atkins

  (Item #: atkinother_1612x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Both sides of this pressing earned excellent Double Plus (A++) grades, truly worthy of their "Super Disc" status
  • The sound is incredibly rich and tubey with excellent clarity and nice punch down low - quiet vinyl too
  • Chet plays all acoustic Spanish Guitar on this amazing Living Stereo recording from 1960
  • Bill Porter's All Tube engineering makes this a TAS Super Disc that lives up to its reputation and then some
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Chet Atkins
Our Man In Nashville

  (Item #: atkinourma_1707) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: atkintrave_1612x) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This early RCA pressing has especially relaxed and musical Double Plus (A++) sound
  • The 1963 Tubey Magical Analog is gloriously rich - thanks Bill Porter!
  • The vinyl is fairly quiet - how many copies can you find these days that aren't scratched or groove damaged?
  • AMG raves that the disc has "...a wealth of quality picking and a good share of top-drawer material."
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Mike Auldridge
Dobro

  (Item #: auldrdobro_1603x) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Superb instrumental sound on both of these Double Plus (A++) sides - this is a favorite sleeper album of ours
  • Dobro is a wonderful sounding album of relaxed (not frenetic) sweetly melodic Bluegrass-tinged music
  • The sound here is rich, warm and shockingly Tubey Magical, with plenty of bottom end weight
  • Demo Disc quality natural reproduction of banjos, mandolins, dobros, fiddles and voices too
  • "Legendary... Magical things went on as the tapes rolled." -- Allmusic, 4 stars
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Average White Band
Average White Band

  (Item #: averaavera_1702) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Fantastic sound here, at or near Double Plus (A++) for both sides
  • Spacious and open with great energy and rich, smooth tonality
  • Pick Up The Pieces is rockin' like it should, finally, but really, there's not a weak track on the album
  • "AWB embraced soul and funk with so much conviction that it was clear this was anything but an "average" white band." - Allmusic 4 1/2 Stars
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Average White Band
Average White Band

  (Item #: averaavera_1709) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An amazing copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on the second side, Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • Big, rich, and open - we guarantee you have never heard this album sound even remotely as good as this copy sounds
  • Pick Up The Pieces is rockin' like it should, finally, but really, there's not a weak track on the album
  • "AWB embraced soul and funk with so much conviction that it was clear this was anything but an "average" white band." 4 1/2 Stars
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The B-52's
The B-52's

  (Item #: b-52sb-52s_1702_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent sound, Double Plus (A++) on both sides - really rockin'
  • Super present, punchy and full-bodied, and pressed on pretty quiet vinyl, it plays Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • Tubey Magic in 1979? Somehow they managed to pull it off!
  • 5 stars in the All Music Guide, Better Records Top 100, and a New Wave Classic
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The B-52's
Wild Planet

  (Item #: b-52swildp_1708) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two excellent sides for the B-52s sophomore effort both rating a Double Plus (A++) or close to it
  • The overall sound is super big, rich and lively with plenty of energy and presence
  • Credit for the punch and life of the recording must go to the engineering skills of our man Rhett Davies
  • Allmusic 4 1/2 Stars: "...a cunning mix of girl group, garage band, surf, and television theme song influences, all propelled along by an itchy dance beat."
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Walter Carlos
Switched-On Bach

  (Item #: bach_switc_1610x) 

Our Price: $59.99

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

  (Item #: bachareach_1709) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this was one of the better copies we played in our recent shootout
  • This copy had extension high and low and dynamic power that greatly impressed us
  • Tons of hits -- The Look Of Love, Message To Michael, Alfie, What The World Needs Now, I Say A Little Prayer and more
  • Engineering by Phil Ramone (Casino Royale) and Henry Lewy (Sergio Mendes, Joni Mitchell) each doing their own tracks - compare and contrast for yourself
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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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Bad Company
Bad Company

  (Item #: badcobadco_1708_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A truly exceptional copy of Bad Co's '70s classic debut with Double Plus (A++) sound throughout
  • Both sides have killer sound - HUGE, present, punchy, lively, and Tubey Magical
  • A member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Top 100, and a Must Own Classic Rock title from 1974
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "... one of the most important and accomplished debut hard rock albums from the '70s."
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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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Bad Company
Straight Shooter

  (Item #: badcostrai_1611s) 

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


  • An outstanding copy, with Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - size, clarity, balance, energy; it's all here
  • If you're playing this one good and loud you'll feel like you're in the room with the boys as they kick out the jams.
  • This is the right sound for this album - take it from us, it is not easy to find a copy that's this right
  • "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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Bad Company
Straight Shooter

  (Item #: badcostrai_1709) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Incredible sound on both sides with each rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it - size, clarity, balance, energy; it's all here
  • If you're playing this one good and loud you'll feel like you're in the room with the boys as they kick out the jams.
  • This is the right sound for this album - take it from us, it is not easy to find a copy that's this right
  • "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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Badfinger
Straight Up

  (Item #: badfistrai_1708) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A KILLER copy with Double Plus sound (A++) on both sides - on some of the quietest vinyl we've heard in ages
  • Clean, clear and dynamic with tons of space and transparency, this is the way to hear this band's masterpiece
  • The sound here just JUMPS out of the speakers, which is exactly what the best copies of the album are supposed to (but rarely) do
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "This fine songwriting, combined with sharp performances and exquisite studio craft, make Straight Up one of the cornerstones of power-pop, a record that proved that it was possible to make classic guitar-pop after its golden era had passed."
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Joan Baez
Diamonds and Rust

  (Item #: baez_diamo_1709) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • With a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side two and a seriously good Double Plus side one, this copy will be hard to beat
  • If all you know are the originals you will be surprised at just how rich, natural and Tubey Magical the sound here can be
  • Guaranteed to handily beat the Nautilus Half-Speed as well as the TAS List-approved MoFi (which is awful by the way)
  • Five Stars: "...the real hit was the title track, a self-penned masterpiece and... her finest moment as a songwriter..."
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Joan Baez
Joan

  (Item #: baez_joan_1709) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A wonderful copy, Double Plus (A++) on both sides - plenty of pure, rich, sweet, Tubey Magical analog
  • If you are in the market for a natural sounding female vocal, this is an especially good one
  • Not a "pure" folk album - songs by The Beatles, Donovan, Paul Simon
  • Complex, tasteful orchestrations by Peter Schickele - Eleanor Rigby is a high point
  • "Several of these tracks - "Turquoise" with its gorgeous parts for the harps and the horns, "Children of Darkness" with its beautiful writing for the reeds, and "Saigon Bride" with its haunting brass part - are profoundly beautiful."
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Chet Baker
Plays The Best Of Lerner And Loewe

  (Item #: bakerplays_1708) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With two nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sides, this copy is close to the BEST we have ever heard bar none
  • Big, rich, smooth, open, natural, with plenty of tight bass - what's not to like? This copy is killin' it
  • Some of the best jazz guys of the day back up Chet on this one: Zoot Sims, Pepper Adams, Bill Evans, Herbie Mann and more
  • "...the timelessness of the melodies, coupled with the assembled backing aggregate, make Chet Baker Plays the Best of Lerner and Loewe (1959) a memorable concept album."
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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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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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The Band
The Band

  (Item #: band_band_1709) 

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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The Band
Music From Big Pink

  (Item #: band_music_1708_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Two strong Double Plus (A++) sides AND quiet vinyl make this a consistently impressive copy of this all-time classic album
  • Forget all those lifeless, ambience-free, vague sounding Heavy Vinyl pressings - THIS is the sound of the album
  • It's big, punchy and dynamic, and resolves all the intricacies of the recording that make it so interesting to us audiophiles
  • 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 Band
Northern Lights - Southern Cross

  (Item #: band_north_1612s) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With killer Double Plus (A++) or BETTER sound on both sides, this is a wonderful way to hear The Band's last great album
  • Both of these sides are bigger, more natural, warmer and more solid than most of the others we played
  • This is The Band's undiscovered gem, containing the most powerful tearjerker they ever wrote: "It Makes No Difference"
  • An AMG 4-star album: "...the Band's finest since their self-titled sophomore effort ... "Acadian Driftwood" stands out as one of Robertson's finest compositions, the equal to anything else the Band ever recorded."
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The Band
Rock Of Ages

  (Item #: band_rocko_1708) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A great sounding copy with very good sound (A+ to A++) on the first three sides and even better sound (A++) on the fourth
  • The best copies are surprisingly TRANSPARENT -- just listen to all the "room" around the vocals on these four sides
  • A classic double live album with a consistently well-arranged and energetically performed set of songs
  • "It could be argued that it captured the spirit of the Band at the time in a way none of their other albums do." -- Allmusic, 4 stars
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Count Basie
88 Basie Street

  (Item #: basie88bas_1709) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side and a side two that's right up there with it, this copy was getting the sound of this big band right
  • This is a Top Basie Big Band title in every way -- musically, sonically, you name it, 88 Basie Street has got it going on!
  • With 18 pieces in the studio this is a real powerhouse - the sound is is rich, full and HUGE
  • "One of Basie's final albums, the very appealing title cut seems to sum up his career, a lightly swinging groove with a strong melody. Two small-group performances with guest Joe Pass on guitar add variety to a particularly strong set." Allmusic
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Count Basie And His Orchestra
I Told You So

  (Item #: basieitold_1709) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy was one of the best we played in our recent shootout, our first since 2012
  • A Top Basie Big Band title in every way - musically, sonically, you name it, this album has got it going on!
  • This is the way it must have sounded in 1976, in the New York studios where the famous RCA engineer Bob Simpson was still behind the board
  • 'This is one of Count Basie's best big-band studio recordings for Norman Granz during his Pablo years. The arrangements by Bill Holman are both challenging and swinging, containing enough surprises to make this session a real standout."
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Count Basie Meets Oscar Peterson
The Timekeepers

  (Item #: basietimek_1709) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • With excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish, this copy was one of the best we heard in our most recent shootout
  • Both sides here are big and rich with a big bottom end and plenty of energy and presence
  • Wonderful engineering from the legendary Val Valentin, the man behind some of the best sounding jazz records of all time
  • "... this quartet date features the two pianos of Oscar Peterson and Count Basie collaborating and interacting on swing standards and blues. Any of their five albums together are worth acquiring."
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The Beach Boys
Pet Sounds

  (Item #: beachpetso_1706) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end -- this pressing has the sound you've been looking for
  • Play this against any and all versions you have -- this will be the last Pet Sounds you buy (unless you upgrade to a White Hot!)
  • Copies that play as quietly and sound as good as this one does are getting expensive and much harder to come by
  • 5 stars: "The group here reached a whole new level in terms of both composition and production, layering tracks upon tracks of vocals and instruments to create a richly symphonic sound."
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The Beach Boys
Sunflower

  (Item #: beachsunfl_1701s) 

Our Price: $299.99
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  • A Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on the second side, Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • This pressing is surprisingly rich and smooth, with excellent bass and nice immediacy to the vocals
  • One of the better sounding Beach Boys recordings that really comes to life on the best copies
  • A 4 1/2 star album in the All Music Guide: "Brian Wilson once again back near the top of his game."
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The Beach Boys
Surfer Girl

  (Item #: beachsurfe_1708_1) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • A very strong copy: excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end
  • Less spitty, fuller, richer, smoother, tubier -- these are the qualities the typical pressings miss
  • "...it was clear that Surfer Girl was a significant step forward for The Beach Boys - and the first of many."
  • Four Stars in Rolling Stone, Five Stars in the Rolling Stone Album Guide; features In My Room and the title track
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The Beach Boys
Surf's Up

  (Item #: beachsurfs_1701_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Double Plus (A++) on both sides for one of our favorite 70's Beach Boys albums
  • Big, clear and full-bodied throughout, an excellent way to hear this music
  • Relatively quiet vinyl -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • 4 stars on Allmusic: "A masterpiece... defined the Beach Boys' tumultuous career better than any other album."
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The Beach Boys
Surf's Up

  (Item #: beachsurfs_1701x) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it on both sides -- one of the best copies to ever hit the site
  • Both sides are incredibly rich, sweet and full with super breathy vocals, huge amounts of space and excellent bass
  • Relatively quiet vinyl -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • 4 stars on Allmusic: "A masterpiece... defined the Beach Boys' tumultuous career better than any other album."
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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 Beatles
A Hard Day’s Night

  (Item #: beatlahard_1612_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: beatlforsa_1708) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Off the charts "Triple Triple" (A+++) sound for the band's classic fourth album - both sides earned our top grade of A+++
  • Superb energy and presence - the band is RIGHT THERE and full of the LIFE the best Beatles pressings always have
  • An underrated Beatles album - Allmusic gives it Five Big Stars and we like it every bit as much as they do
  • I'm A Loser, Baby's In Black, Rock And Roll Music, I'll Follow The Sun. Eight Days A Week, Words Of Love, Every Little Thing, I Don't Want To Spoil The Party, What You're Doing and 4 more - 14 tracks in all (!)
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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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The Beatles
Help

  (Item #: beatlhelp_1708) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A Shootout Winner - Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish - guaranteed you've never heard Help sound this good
  • Want to hear The Beatles at their Tubey Magical best? Just play You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away on this copy
  • Everything that's great about Help is here - jangly 12 string guitars, harmonically rich tambourines, and breathy vocals
  • Side one alone boasts 7 classics: Help!, The Night Before, You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away, I Need You, Another Girl, You’re Gonna Lose That Girl and Ticket to Ride - whew!
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The Beatles
Let It Be

  (Item #: beatlletit_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An ourstanding pressing - exceptionally good Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • Rich and full-bodied, with a sturdy bottom end, this is the way this music is supposed to sound
  • A late-period album with real rock 'n' roll power - I've Got a Feeling kills here
  • With none of the boring quality of the average copy, here's the energy and drive you didn't know was possible on Let It Be
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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
Magical Mystery Tour

  (Item #: beatlmagic_1708_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides -- spacious, rich, full, big and lively
  • Relatively quiet vinyl from start to finish for this vintage German pressing
  • What a set of songs: Fool on the Hill, I Am The Walrus, Strawberry Fields Forever, Baby You’re A Rich Man, All You Need Is Love, Penny Lane and many more
  • A Psych Masterpiece from 1967 and a Better Records Rock and Pop Top 100 album
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The Beatles
Magical Mystery Tour

  (Item #: beatlmagic_1709) 

Our Price: $649.99

  • Incredible Triple Plus (A+++) sound from beginning to end; it's very rare that a Triple Triple copy hits the site
  • A stunning copy with some of the best Beatles sound money can buy - superb work from Ken Scott here
  • Demo Quality Sound for I Am The Walrus, Strawberry Fields Forever, Baby You're A Rich Man and more
  • You won't believe how powerful the sound is -- big, rich, open and lively beyond any expectations you may have
  • A Better Records Top 100 album and Psych Masterpiece that we fall in love with all over again after every shootout
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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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The Beatles
Please Please Me

  (Item #: beatlpleas_1704) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two excellent sides rating Double Plus (A++) - high quality sound and quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is dramatically richer, fuller, livelier and cleaner than virtually any copy you can find
  • 5 Stars at Allmusic and A Better Records Top 100 album, as well as our clear favorite of their first five releases
  • "The "evening with the band" feel makes Please Please Me a more coherent experience than other cover-heavy Beatles albums: Here other peoples' songs work not just as filler, but as markers for styles and effects the band admired and might return to as songwriters."
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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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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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The Beatles
Rubber Soul

  (Item #: beatlrubbe_1708_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

  (Item #: beatlrubbe_1708_2) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • An exceptionally good sounding vintage pressing with Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • Superb sound for Drive My Car, Norwegian Wood, Nowhere Man, Michelle - and that's just side one!
  • A Better Records Rock & Pop Top 100 Title, 5 Stars on Allmusic, and a Must Own Folk Rock Masterpiece
  • "The lyrics represented a quantum leap in terms of thoughtfulness, maturity, and complex ambiguities. Musically, too, it was a substantial leap forward, with intricate folk-rock arrangements that reflected the increasing influence of Dylan and the Byrds."
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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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The Beatles
With The Beatles

  (Item #: beatlwitht_1610x) 

Our Price: $49.99

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

  (Item #: beatlwitht_1707) 

Our Price: $349.99

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

  (Item #: beatlwitht_1708) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A crazy good copy with both sides rating a Double Plus (A++) or better!
  • Both sides here are super big and open with punchy solid bass and lots of energy and presence
  • 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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Jeff Beck
Truth

  (Item #: beck_truth_1610) 

Our Price: $49.99

  • You'll find very good Hot Stamper sound on both sides of this copy of Beck's masterpiece
  • 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 "...almost as groundbreaking and influential a record as the first Beatles, Rolling Stones, or Who albums."
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Jeff Beck
Truth

  (Item #: beck_truth_1706) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side two and a better than Double Plus (A++ to A+++) side one, this copy is practically as good as it gets
  • Easily and by a wide margin the best sounding record Jeff Beck ever made - thanks Ken!
  • Both sides have the Big Rock Sound and powerful Rock Energy, the kind we go crazy for here at Better Records
  • Really fun music - it's a blast to hear Rod Stewart fronting such a heavy rock band
  • AMG 5 Stars "...almost as groundbreaking and influential a record as the first Beatles, Rolling Stones, or Who albums."
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Jeff Beck
Truth

  (Item #: beck_truth_1707) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end for Beck's amazingly well recorded masterpiece
  • Both sides have the Big Rock Sound and powerful Rock Energy, the kind we go crazy for here at Better Records
  • 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 - thanks Ken!
  • AMG 5 Stars "...almost as groundbreaking and influential a record as the first Beatles, Rolling Stones, or Who albums."
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Bee Gees et al.
Saturday Night Fever

  (Item #: beegesatur_1704) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • Superb sound on all four of these Double Plus (A++) sides - there's real Bee Gees vocal magic here
  • Stayin' Alive, How Deep Is Your Love, More Than a Woman, Jive Talkin', and even A Fifth of Beethoven all sound great
  • It's no walk in the park to find a copy with sound this good and reasonably quiet vinyl, but here it is
  • Allmusic 4 1/2 stars: "Saturday Night Fever is virtually indispensable as a Bee Gees album, not just for the presence of an array of songs that were hits in their own right but because it offered the Gibb brothers as composers as well as artists..."
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Beethoven / ’Kreutzer’ and Spring Sonatas / Szeryng

  (Item #: beethkreut_2377_1703) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this fairly quiet Golden Age RCA Recording
  • The Kreutzer is one of the truly great violin concertos, and here it is in its entirety with wonderful 1961 Living Stereo Sound
  • The sonic immediacy and clarity of the violin are excellent - this pressing has a sweeter top and it clearly easier on the ears for it
  • This pressing also gives you the wonderful Beethoven Spring Sonata, with Rubinstein at the piano
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Beethoven / Symphony #6 (Pastoral) / Ansermet

  (Item #: beethsym6_6160_1707) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides, this is a wonderful find from our recent shootout, on fairly quiet vinyl too
  • The texture on the strings is captured perfectly - this is an area in which modern pressings fail almost completely
  • Everything sounds so right on this record, so much like live music, there is almost nothing to say about the sound other than You Are There
  • Recorded in Geneva's exquisite Victoria Hall in 1959, this is a top performance from Ansermet and the Suisse Romande, the best we know of
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Beethoven / Symphony No. 9 / Ansermet

  (Item #: beethsym9_1707) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: benneevans_1702) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A wonderful original pressing of this classic collaboration: Triple Plus (A+++) on side two, Double Plus (A++) on side one
  • This album, when heard on our best Hot Stamper pressings, ranks near the top of the All Time Great Male Vocal Recordings
  • Lovely sound from start to finish -- full-bodied and dynamic with excellent clarity - surprisingly quiet on side one, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "One of the best albums of either's career."
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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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George Benson
Tell It Like It Is

  (Item #: bensotelli_1709_1) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy was one of the best we played in our recent shootout
  • We guarantee you have never heard this music sound better than it does here, or your money back
  • Allmusic loves Benson's playing here, noting his "...often brilliantly tasty guitar fills and brief solos in many styles and three reverb-heavy vocals."
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George Benson
White Rabbit

  (Item #: bensowhite_1709_1) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on side one with a side two that's close behind, this is an exceptional copy in most every way
  • Open and transparent with wonderfully full-bodied guitars, solid punchy bass and huge amounts of energy
  • Superb engineering by Rudy Van Gelder - features jazz legends Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, Airto, and more
  • "In this prime sample of the CTI idiom, everyone wins." -- Allmusic, 4 stars
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Big Brother & The Holding Company
Self-Titled

  (Item #: bigbrbigbr_1709_1) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides this was one of the better copies we played in our recent shootout
  • Forget the Mainstream originals and the Columbia reissues - the solid, rich Tubey Magical sound here is only found on these copies
  • Both sides are clean, clear and open with a huge bottom end and plenty of space
  • A tough record to find with audiophile quality sound and clean vinyl, two reasons you rarely can find it on the site
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Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath

  (Item #: blackblack_1701_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Amazing sound, with both sides earning very strong Double Plus (A++) grades
  • A wildly impressive Demo Disc, live in the studio sound and shocking in its SIZE and POWER
  • So well-recorded (who knew?) and as heavy as it gets for 1970, which is Very 'Eavy indeed
  • A true Must Own hard rock / heavy metal classic, 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic
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Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath

  (Item #: blackblack_1708_1) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Stunning sound throughout, Triple Plus (A+++) on the second side and Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • The best copies, like this one, are stunning Demo Discs - crank it up and blow your friends away
  • A wildly impressive Demo Disc, live in the studio sound and shocking in its SIZE and POWER
  • So well-recorded (who knew?) and as heavy as it gets for 1970, which is Very 'Eavy indeed
  • A true Must Own hard rock / heavy metal classic, 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic
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Blondie
Parallel Lines

  (Item #: blondparal_1707_2) 

Our Price: $199.99

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

  (Item #: bloodblood_1707_1) 

Our Price: $119.99

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

  (Item #: bloodblood_1709) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • A MINDBLOWING original pressing of "The Best Sounding Rock Recording Ever" - thanks Roy Halee
  • Side two earned our top Triple Plus (A+++) grade, with side one coming in just behind at Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++)
  • The sound is as HUGE, rich, dynamic and POWERFUL as any record you have ever played, guaranteed; quiet vinyl too!
  • Allmusic 4 1/2 stars: "Their finest moment and a testimony to the best of the jazz/rock movement ... The album is bold, brassy and adventurous."
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Blood, Sweat & Tears
Child is Father to the Man

  (Item #: bloodchild_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) or better sound on both sides - fairly smooth and rich with a meaty bottom end
  • The big Al Kooper productions (I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know, My Days are Numbered, I Can't Quit Her, Somethin' Goin' On) really work here
  • An incredibly tough album to find with this kind of sound and reasonably quiet surfaces
  • "Child Is Father to the Man is keyboard player/singer/arranger Al Kooper's finest work, an album on which he moves the folk-blues-rock amalgamation of the Blues Project into even wider pastures..." -- Allmusic, 5 stars
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Blood, Sweat & Tears
Child is Father to the Man

  (Item #: bloodchild_1701_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Incredible sound throughout with both sides rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or very close to it
  • Both sides are incredibly big, full and lively with excellent bass and tons of presence
  • An incredibly tough album to find with this kind of sound and reasonable surfaces
  • "One of the great albums of the eclectic post-Sgt. Pepper era of the late '60s" -- Allmusic, 5 stars
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Bloomfield-Kooper-Stills
Super Session

  (Item #: bloomsuper_1612x) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • This Must Own Al Kooper classic has two Hot Stamper sides on reasonably quiet vinyl
  • For fans of BS&T's first album (and everybody else) Super Session is a Must Own
  • 4 1/2 Stars in Allmusic and a True Rock Classic - Season of the Witch is so amazing on this album
  • "This is one of those albums that seems to get better with age... This is a super session indeed. "
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Luiz Bonfa
Softly

  (Item #: bonfasoftl_1708) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This original Epic pressing has superb Shootout Winning sound, earning a Triple Plus (A+++) grade on side one and close to it on side two
  • If you're looking to demonstrate just how good 1966 All Tube Analog sound can be, this copy is just the record that can do it
  • The soundstage, depth and height of this recording are as huge and three-dimensional as any you've heard
  • "One of the better early bossa albums by Bonfa, and one that doesn't have the sleepy quality that you find on some of his other records. Luiz' guitar is backed by a nice little combo, and the tracks have a lively rhythm, with occasional vocals, and some nice flute solos from time to time."
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Boston
Boston

  (Item #: bostobosto_1702_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Both Double Plus (A++) sides of this Top 100 Title offer superb Demo Disc Analog sound
  • The multi-tracked multi-layered guitars are as big as life on this copy and are guaranteed to rock your world
  • Top sound for all the hits: More Than a Feeling, Long Time/Foreplay, Rock & Roll Band, Peace Of Mind...
  • "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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Boston
Boston

  (Item #: bostobosto_1707) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A MONSTER copy of this classic Classic Rock Album that is guaranteed to blow your mind and then some
  • Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side one and excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on side two
  • 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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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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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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David Bowie
Pin-Ups

  (Item #: bowiepinup_1706) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two superb Double Plus (A++) sides, a truly killer pressing that can really rock when it needs to
  • Both sides are huge, clear and rich with phenomenal amounts of Tubey Magic, thanks to the engineering of 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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David Bowie
Station To Station

  (Item #: bowiestati_1702) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • 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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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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Brewer & Shipley
Tarkio

  (Item #: brewetarki_1708_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A consistently good pressing from start to finish, earning Double Plus (A++) grades for sound on both sides
  • Tubey magical, rich and sweet, the album is the epitome of the glorious warm sound of a Stephen Barncard recording at its best
  • A Desert Island Disc for yours truly - if you love Hippie Folk Rock, e.g., American Beauty, this album might just knock you out
  • "Notable not just for the inclusion of "One Toke Over the Line" but also for the great back porch stoned ambience of the entire recording, this 1970 effort from the band is ripe with dope references and subversive humor."
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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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