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Poco
Poco

  (Item #: poco_poco_1709) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • 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
  • This copy will show you the size, the space, the depth, the Tubey Magic - it has the freedom to get good and loud the right way
  • There are two Must Own Poco releases, including the first album - we think this is clearly the more interesting of the two
  • 4 stars in the AMG: "These songs represent the group's blend of country and rock at its finest and brightest."
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Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin III

  (Item #: ledze3_1709_1) 

Our Price: $699.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side two and a Double Plus (A++) side one, this copy will lay waste to any pressing you've heard
  • Drop the needle on Since I've Been Loving You, turn it up good and loud and Zep will be right there between your speakers for the live concert of a lifetime
  • Immigrant Song, Celebration Day and Tangerine are among the tracks that have truly awesome Demo Disc sound - the vinyl's fairly quiet too
  • "...Led Zeppelin III provided the band with the necessary room to grow musically. While there are still a handful of metallic rockers, III is built on a folky, acoustic foundation that gives the music extra depth."
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Joe Cocker
Mad Dogs And Englishmen

  (Item #: cockemaddo_1709) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An outstanding copy with all four sides earning Double Plus (A++) grades
  • The overall sound is rich and tubey, with driving energy and most of the top end and clarity that's missing from many we played
  • What it most reminds me of is Ray Charles doing a choice set of modern pop classics, mixing it up by off-handedly throwing in a few hits of his own
  • "... its content was exciting, and its sound, a veritable definition of big-band rock with three dozen players working behind the singer, was unique." - 4 1/2 Stars
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Pink Floyd
Dark Side Of The Moon

  (Item #: pinkfdarks_1709_4) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • With two superb sounding Double Plus (A++) sides, this mindblowing recording is guaranteed to rock your world
  • The transparency, the clarity, the energy, the power - it's all here on these very special import pressings
  • Just listen to how clear the clocks are on Time, how breathy the vocals are on Breathe, how textured the synthesizers are and how silky the top end is from the beginning of the album all the way to the end
  • A Top 100 album (Top Ten actually) and Demo Disc to rival the greatest recordings of all time
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
So Far

  (Item #: crosbsofar_1709) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it from beginning to end; we rarely have these on the site
  • Both sides are incredibly rich and full with a big bottom end, tons of energy and super present vocals
  • The two non-album tracks, Ohio and Find the Cost of Freedom, both sound fantastic here!
  • About as quiet as we can find them -- Mint Minus Minus throughout
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David Crosby
If I Could Only Remember My Name

  (Item #: crosbifico_1709) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side two and a side one that's close to it, this original pressing has some real Analog Magic in its grooves
  • TAS List and Top 100 - one of the best sounding rock records ever made - Stephen Barncard's engineering masterpiece
  • Finding copies this clean with sound this good is tough - most are noisy, and fewer still have the sonic goods like this one
  • "The songs range from brief snapshots of inspiration to the full-blown, rambling western epic "Cowboy Movie," and there are absolutely no false notes struck or missteps taken." - Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
More David Crosby / More Hippie Folk Rock


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Crosby / Nash
Whistling Down The Wire

  (Item #: crosbwhist_1709) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding original pressing, Double Plus (A++) or BETTER on both sides, with especially clear, breathy vocals
  • The pair's third and best album, with notably better sound than Wind on the Water as well as some of their strongest songwriting
  • Finding good sound on an album with two or more members of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, in any configuration, has never been easy
  • "The music has an urgent, almost raw feel, and it comes as no surprise to discover that most of the tracks were recorded "live" in the studio with very little overdubbing."
More David Crosby / More Graham Nash


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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Deja Vu

  (Item #: crosbdejav_1709) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A superb Big and Bold copy that earned seriously good sonic grades of Double Plus (A++) on both sides
  • The sound is HUGE -- lively, present and rich in a way that nothing you've heard can compete with
  • Unusually quiet vinyl for this album -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • One of our all time favorite albums at Better Records and one that almost never sounds THIS good
  • "A rich musical banquet for the most serious and personal listeners" - Allmusic 5 stars
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Steeleye Span
All Around My Hat

  (Item #: steelallar_1702x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side one and a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side two, this UK copy will be very hard to beat
  • The sound was bigger, fuller, cleaner and livelier than what we heard on almost all the other pressings we played
  • Incredible Tubey Magic on a killer copy like this one - only the best British pressings have the right sound
  • Steeleye Span's most famous album, a British Folk classic - even MoFi could hear how well recorded an album it was
  • Another superb recording by one of the All Time Engineering Greats, Geoff Emerick
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Steeleye Span
Commoners Crown

  (Item #: steelcommo_1709) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An excellent early British pressing, with bull-bodied and dynamic 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 - 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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The Doors
L.A. Woman

  (Item #: doorslawom_1709_3) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • An outstanding copy of L.A. Woman, one of the better copies from our recent shootout and an album you rarely see on the site
  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from the first note to the last
  • Unusually quiet vinyl, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus - they don't come any quieter
  • 4 1/2 stars: "The seven-minute title track was a car-cruising classic that celebrated both the glamour and seediness of Los Angeles; the other long cut, the brooding, jazzy "Riders on the Storm," was the group at its most melodic and ominous."
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Led Zeppelin
Presence

  (Item #: ledzeprese_1709_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Great Hot Stamper sound from start to finish -- you'll hear plenty of Zeppelin Rock and Roll energy on this copy
  • This is all the power, dynamics, whomp, and presence (pun only slightly intended) you could hope for
  • Featuring a stripped down, harder rock sound, Presence really benefits from the killer bottom end found on this pressing
  • "Presence has more majestic epics than its predecessor, opening with the surging, ten-minute Achilles Last Stand and closing with the meandering, nearly ten-minute Tea for One."
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Fleetwood Mac
Black Magic Woman

  (Item #: fleetblack_1709) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound across all four sides - this copy really blew our minds
  • 2 LPs: Both the first album and English Rose complete - real master tapes, no dubbing necessary
  • More great Peter Green-era material with top quality sound than any other Mac album we know of
  • 4 1/2 Stars at Allmusic: "Green's always inspired playing, the capable (if erratic) songwriting, and the general panache of the band as a whole placed them leagues above the overcrowded field..."
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Dr. John
In The Right Place

  (Item #: drjohinthe_1709) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides for this Must Own Dr. John album
  • SURPRISINGLY GOOD SOUND - who knew how well recorded this album was? (Certainly not the audiophile press)
  • We don't know of any other Dr. John album with sound remotely as good, and the modern albums of his we've played were just awful
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Dr. John finally struck paydirt here and was certainly In the Right Place. With the hit single "Right Place Wrong Time" bounding up the charts, this fine collection saw many unaware listeners being initiated into New Orleans-style rock."
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Paul McCartney
McCartney

  (Item #: mccarmccar_1709) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • This copy of McCartney's Masterpiece boasts two incredible sides with each rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it; fairly quiet vinyl too!
  • It's big, rich and full-bodied with a massive bottom end, lots of presence and the kind of spatiality that can fill your entire listening room
  • Record Collector highlighted "Every Night", "Junk" and "Maybe I'm Amazed" as songs that "still sound absolutely effortless and demonstrate the man's natural genius with a melody."
  • A Top 100 pick and Paul McCartney's One and Only Masterpiece - a Must Own when it sounds this good!
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The Clash
London Calling

  (Item #: clashlondo_1709) 

Our Price: $649.99

  • Truly stunning sound, with all four sides rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it
  • This pressing gives you tons of energy, real presence, and huge weight and power down low that the music demands
  • A shockingly well-recorded album that comes to life with the combo of a great copy and a hi-res, full-range system
  • Five stars in the AMG: "A stunning statement of purpose and one of the greatest rock & roll albums ever recorded."
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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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The Faces
A Nod Is As Good As A Wink

  (Item #: facesanodi_1709) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • Triple Triple (A+++) - only the second Shootout Winner of the album to hit the site in years and it is a MONSTER
  • Rich and solid, yet open, spacious, and transparent -- nothing like the muddy, congested sound we heard all day
  • Quiet vinyl for a WB Green Label original - good luck finding one that plays this well (and sounds anything like this!)
  • Allmusic 5 stars: it "doesn't feel cobbled together and it serves up tremendous song after tremendous song."
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Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Tarkus

  (Item #: emerstarku_1709) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • Triple Triple (A+++)! This shockingly good copy had shootout winning sound on BOTH SIDES
  • A monster of a copy, sure to blow the minds of audiophile ELP fans
  • This pressing delivers all the energy, all the texture, all the weight and then some!
  • "More accomplished than the trio's first album... a must-have" -- Allmusic
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Phil Manzanera
Diamond Head

  (Item #: manzadiamo_1709) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two stunning sides - Demo Disc quality sound barely begins to describe the size and power of this recording
  • Side two earned our top grade of Triple Plus (A+++) and side one rated a solid Double Plus (A++)
  • This album is an amazing SONIC BLOCKBUSTER, with sound that will positively leap out of your speakers.
  • A shockingly well-recorded album from the ultra-talented Rhett Davies - this is his Engineering Masterpiece
More Phil Manzanera and Roxy Music


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Tower of Power
Back To Oakland

  (Item #: towerbackt_1709_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Killer Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side two backed with an excellent Double Plus (A++) side one
  • Only the second Triple Plus Shootout Winning copy to hit the site in years, on relatively quiet vinyl to boot
  • Incredibly rich, warm and dynamic with TONS of Tubey Magic and a big meaty bottom end
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Back to Oakland had tougher, funkier and better-produced cuts, stronger vocals from Lenny Williams, and included an excellent ballad in "Time Will Tell," and a rousing tempo in "Don't Change Horses (In the Middle of a Stream)."
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Neil Young
After The Gold Rush

  (Item #: youngafter_1709) 

Our Price: $549.99

  • A KILLER copy with a Triple Plus (A+++) side one and a Double Plus (A++) side two
  • Stunning classic rock sound: rich, full-bodied, warm, punchy, dynamic and clear
  • One of our favorite classic rock albums for music and sound, arguably Neil's best
  • Allmusic 5 Stars, A Top 100 title, and a Demo Disc that is guaranteed to knock your socks off
  • "It's a magnificent, style-setting album which saw the Canadian's elevation to rock hero. For those who like their emotion raw."
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Cat Stevens
Catch Bull At Four

  (Item #: stevecatch_1709) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish, this UK pressing will be tough to beat
  • Rich, full, plenty of bottom end weight, more present and just plain more EXCITING than anything you've heard before
  • This one can show you the sweeter, tubier Midrange Magic that we love about Cat Stevens recordings
  • Many of Cat's best songs are here: Can't Keep It In, Angelsea, 18th Avenue, Freezing Steel and more
  • "Celebrated and adored for his sanguine lyrics and irresistible hooks, Cat Stevens was one of the rare singer-songwriters capable of composing genuinely optimistic songs that didn't leave a sappy residue in listeners' ears."
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Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel (2)

  (Item #: gabrigabr2_1703s) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A KILLER shootout winning UK copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides, on quiet vinyl too
  • The overall sound here is incredibly big and full with huge punchy bass and an energy level that's off the charts
  • Probably his most consistent recording, with the estimable Robert Fripp on guitar - some of his most innovative mainstream music
  • A 4 1/2 star: "...stunning slices of modern rock circa 1978, bubbling with synths, insistent rhythms, and polished processed guitars, all enclosed in a streamlined production that nevertheless sounds as large as a stadium."
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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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Kansas
Point of Know Return

  (Item #: kansapoint_1610s_) 

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


  • Both sides here rated a seriously good grade of Double Plus (A++) or close to it
  • Big and solid guitars and keyboards, with great bass and full vocals, this the way to hear the band
  • This pressing has a healthy dose of The Big Rock sound we love here at Better Records
  • "Their arrangements and time signatures more accurately reflect the music of Yes and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. "Paradox" and "The Spider" are both excellent examples of their progressive approach. ... their interplay and superior musicianship make this both an essential classic rock and progressive rock recording." AMG - 4 Stars
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Loggins & Messina
Mother Lode

  (Item #: loggimothe_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
  • A surprisingly well-recorded album - with Demo Disc quality sound - and a personal favorite from way back
  • I can't recall another pop or rock recording that captures either the plucked energy or the harmonic nuances of the mandolin better
  • Never a band to find favor with the critics, even Allmusic had to concede that the album was "Elegantly, tastefully accomplished."
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Bryan Ferry
The Bride Stripped Bare

  (Item #: ferrybride_1609x) 

Our Price: $89.99

  • A strong copy, with a Double Plus (A++) side two and a side one that's nearly as good
  • These two sides show us just what a monster rocker this album can be when it's mastered and pressed right
  • I'm a big fan of the record - it's as original and as moving as practically anything the man ever did
  • Bryan Ferry owned the '70s as much as David Bowie did; they're both artistic giants in my book
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Led Zeppelin
Presence

  (Item #: ledzeprese_1709) 

Our Price: $179.99

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

  (Item #: ledzeinthr_1709) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This original copy has excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Both sides are rich and full yet still clean, clear and open, and above all, they ROCK
  • Fool In The Rain and All My Love are two of the best sounding tracks
  • "The album's opening number, "In the Evening," with its stomping rhythms and heavy, staggered riffs, suggests that Zeppelin haven't deviated from their course, but by the time the rolling shuffle of "South Bound Suarez" kicks into gear, it's apparent that they've regained their sense of humor."
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Deep Purple
Made In Japan

  (Item #: deeppmadei_1709) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • Get ready to rock -- this superb Top Copy earned ELEVEN pluses out of a possible twelve!!
  • A phenomenally well-recorded album that's a killer Demo Disc on an exceptional pressing like this
  • The sound is incredibly powerful and natural with amazing presence, energy and weight down low
  • Three Triple Plus (A+++) sides followed by a Double Plus side four -- you can't do much better than that!
  • Rolling Stone: "They've done countless shows since in countless permutations, but they've never sounded quite this perfect."
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The Mahavishnu Orchestra
Birds of Fire

  (Item #: mahavbirds_1709_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This British Import copy has excellent Double Plus (A++) sound throughout- it's so smooth and natural you can just turn up your volume and let it rock
  • The overall sounds here is big and bold with excellent bass - it's as powerful and captivating as the music itself
  • Relatively quiet vinyl throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • Clearly one of the All Time Greats in the world of Jazz/Rock, as well as the band's Masterpiece - 5 stars on Allmusic
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The Rolling Stones
Exile On Main Street

  (Item #: rolliexile_1709) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Exceptionally good sound (for this album) from start to finish - all sides earned Double Plus (A++) or very close to it
  • This is Exile raw and real the way it should be - full-bodied and punchy with great presence and energy
  • About as quiet a copy as we can find - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • 5 stars: "Few other albums, let alone double albums, have been so rich and masterful as Exile on Main St., and it stands not only as one of the Stones' best records, but sets a remarkably high standard for all of hard rock."
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The Doobie Bros.
Takin’ It To The Streets

  (Item #: doobitakin_1709) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides, really bringing these great songs to life
  • Big and solid with tons of energy and presence, punchy bass and excellent clarity
  • With the awesome Michael McDonald contributing songs and vocals, this is the kind of Doobies album we can get behind
  • Credit must go to Donn Landee for the full-bodied, rich, smooth, oh-so-analog sound of the best pressings such as this one
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "...shows off the new interplay and sounds that were to carry the group into the 1980s, with gorgeous playing and singing all around."
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Led Zeppelin
Physical Graffiti

  (Item #: ledzephysi_1709_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This copy is outstanding on every side, earning Double Plus (A++) grades or very close to it and rockin' like crazy
  • Excellent sound for all of the album's best tracks: In My Time of Dying, Kashmir, Ten Years Gone, In The Light and The Rover
  • Here's the energy, presence, and sheer rock and roll power that lets this music come to life like you've never heard before
  • 5 stars Allmusic: "Captures the whole experience of Led Zeppelin at the top of their game better than any of their other albums."
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John Lennon
Imagine

  (Item #: lennoimagi_1709_1) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • A stunning sounding copy with a Triple Plus (A+++) side two and an excellent Double Plus (A++) side one
  • These killer UK pressings are rich, weighty and oh-so-tubey - it took us a long time to find stampers like these
  • Two of our favorite engineers worked their magic on this recording - our thanks to Eddie Offord and Shelly Yakus
  • "A remarkable collection of songs that Lennon would never be able to better again" -- Allmusic, 5 stars
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Paul McCartney & Wings
Band on the Run

  (Item #: mccarbando_1709) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • This McCartney classic has shootout winning sound, with a Triple Plus (A+++) side two and a Double Plus (A++) side one
  • Both sides are huge, open, rich and full-bodied -- they just don't get much better than this
  • Geoff Emerick engineered this Top 100 title -- it's an impressive recording when you can hear it right
  • Band on the Run, Jet, Bluebird, Mrs. Vandebilt, Let Me Roll It, Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five - so many great songs!
  • "McCartney's talent for songcraft and nuanced arrangements is in ample display throughout the record ... One of McCartney's finest solo efforts"
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Ry Cooder
Boomer's Story

  (Item #: coodeboome_1709) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy was one of the best we played in our recent shootout
  • The sound is richer and fuller with higher resolution that what we've heard on most other pressings
  • 4 Stars: "along with Cooder's consistently strong choice of material and brilliant guitar work, Boomer's Story -- less eccentric than his first, and less eclectic than Into the Purple Valley -- ranks among his best work."
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The Doobie Brothers
Toulouse Street

  (Item #: doobitoulo_1709) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An original Green Label pressing with seriously good Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides, this copy is really rockin'
  • Two of our favorite engineers - Stephen Barncard & Donn Landee - worked their magic here
  • Smooth sound, punchy in the bass, dynamic in the choruses, sweet vocals - this is The Better Records Sound
  • 4 stars in Allmusic: "...it all still sounds astonishingly bracing 30 years later; it's still a keeper, and one of the most inviting and alluring albums of its era."
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Jimmy Buffett
Changes In Latitudes...

  (Item #: buffechang_1709) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Side one has excellent sound, earning a Double Plus (A++) grade for sound, with side two close behind
  • Wonderful sound for this Jimmy Buffett classic, featuring his signature song, Margaritaville!
  • Even Allmusic can hear that this is an excellent recording: "...one reason Changes is his best record yet is simply the sound
  • Buffett's move from Don Gant, who produced his last four albums, to Norbert Putnam is a serious upgrade."
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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 Doobie Brothers
Livin' On The Fault Line

  (Item #: doobilivin_1709s) 

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


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

  (Item #: doobistamp_1709) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • With a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side one and a side two that's right up there with it, this copy has a lot going for it
  • Both sides are rich and full, with solid bass and excellent separation - thanks Donn Landee
  • Contains contributions from such guest musicians as Maria Muldaur, Ry Cooder, and Curtis Mayfield
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "Virtuoso soulful countrified rock of a gritty nature." What's not to like?
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Led Zeppelin
Physical Graffiti

  (Item #: ledzephysi_1709) 

Our Price: $899.99

  • WHOA! A stunning copy with 11.5 pluses out of 12, including three off-the-charts Triple Plus (A+++) sides
  • Incredible sound for all of the album's best tracks: In My Time of Dying, Kashmir, Ten Years Gone, In The Light and The Rover
  • Here's the energy, presence, and sheer rock and roll power that lets this music come to life like you've never heard before
  • 5 stars Allmusic: "Captures the whole experience of Led Zeppelin at the top of their game better than any of their other albums."
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Buckingham Nicks
Buckingham Nicks

  (Item #: buckibucki_1709) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • A wonderful Hot Stamper copy, with both sides getting most of what we like about the sound of the album right
  • The sound is warm, rich, and sweet - just like it is on the good copies of Fleetwood Mac's self-titled LP
  • The bass is deep, punchy, full up in the mix and correct, and there's plenty of it too - thanks Keith Olsen
  • "Crisp, ringing acoustic guitars and a bottom-heavy rhythm section (using the talents of Waddy Watchel, Jim Keltner, and Jerry Scheff) framed the pair's songs in a sound something akin to FM-ready folk-rock."
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Kenny Burrell
God Bless The Child

  (Item #: burregodbl_1709) 

Our Price: $279.99

  • Amazing sound from start to finish on this Shootout Winning TRIPLE TRIPLE (A+++) copy
  • One of our favorite CTI albums, and surely one of the best sounding, especially on this pressing
  • Credit goes to RVG once again for the huge space that the superbly well recorded orchestra occupies
  • AMG raves "This is Burrell at his level best as a player to be sure, but also as a composer and as a bandleader. Magnificent."
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The Doors
Morrison Hotel

  (Item #: doorsmorri_1709) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A wonderful copy of this hard-rockin' Doors album, Double Plus (A++) from start to finish
  • Rich, big and full-bodied, with clarity and energy to spare, this is the way you want to hear the Doors' Blues Rock album
  • Pretty darn quiet vinyl throughout - I can't ever remember a copy playing quieter
  • Roadhouse Blues, Waiting For The Sun and Maggie McGill are KILLER on this pressing - you Doors fans are gonna flip
  • Circus Magazine praised it as "possibly the best album yet from the Doors" and "Good hard, evil rock, and one of the best albums released this decade."
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The Grateful Dead
American Beauty

  (Item #: grateameri_1709) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or very close to it on both sides -- clean, clear and open with excellent bass!
  • We haven't done this shootout since 2014 - man, are quiet copies of this album getting hard to find, and pricey too
  • This is one of Stephen Barncard's greatest recording achievements - the richness and clarity are really something here
  • 5 Stars All Music Guide, a Top 100 album - "American Beauty remains the Dead's studio masterpiece."
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Pink Floyd
Meddle

  (Item #: pinkfmeddl_1709) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A stunning copy, with a killer nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side one and a Double Plus (A++) side two
  • The sound is incredibly rich and Tubey Magical yet still open and transparent like nothing you've heard
  • A Top 100 album and Demo Disc on a par with Dark Side of the Moon, which is really saying something!
  • One of the quieter copies from our shootout — Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Pink Floyd were nothing if not masters of texture, and Meddle is one of their greatest excursions into little details, pointing the way to the measured brilliance of Dark Side of the Moon and the entire Roger Waters era."
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Bob Dylan
Desire

  (Item #: dylandesir_1709_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Two amazing sides for this 2-Pack, each rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or very close to it, huge and solid with tons of weight
  • Both sides are incredibly clean, clear and lively with lots of space around all of the instruments
  • Desire spent five weeks at Number One, mostly on the strength of the powerful and provocative "Hurricane"
  • Allmusic raves: "...one of his most fascinating records of the '70s and '80s -- more intriguing, lyrically and musically, than most of his latter-day affairs."
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Cat Stevens
Tea for the Tillerman

  (Item #: steveteafo_1709_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This outstanding pressing - The Pinnacle of Folk Rock from 1970 - earned very strong Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides
  • The emotional power of the songs is communicated completely - we can assure you the experience will be like playing the album for the first time
  • This pressing is ALIVE with musical energy and Tubey Magical Analog sound the likes of which you may never have experienced
  • 5 Stars on Allmusic, a stunning Demo Disc, and a permanent member of the Better Records Top 100
  • This LP plays exceptionally well, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus, about as quiet as any we've heard in a very long time
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Elton John
Honky Chateau

  (Item #: john_honky_1709) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • An EXCELLENT sounding copy of this classic album rating a Double Plus (A++) on both sides
  • Surprisingly quiet at Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout - it's the rare British pressing that will play this well
  • Honky Chateau contains some of the most Tubey Magical High-Production-Value rock music ever recorded
  • 5 stars: "The most focused and accomplished set of songs Elton John and Bernie Taupin ever wrote ... It's one of the finest collections of mainstream singer/songwriter pop of the early '70s."
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Harry Nilsson
A Little Touch of Schmilsson

  (Item #: nilssalitt_1709) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end; this is a big step up over the average copy
  • Both sides are incredibly rich and full with excellent presence and lots of space around the instruments
  • One of our favorite Nilsson releases - it's The Ultimate latter-day standards album
  • A Better Records Rock and Pop Top 100 album
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Eric Clapton
Backless

  (Item #: claptbackl_1709) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • One of the better sounding copies to hit the site in years - this British original earned Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides
  • Rich, smooth, clear sound throughout - listen to the grungy guitars on Walk Out In The Rain - that's the way they should sound all right
  • Clapton comes to life on the traditional blues Early In The Morning - it also has the best sound on the album
  • "Backless is a seductive record, if you're attracted to the interplay of Clapton's dolorous voice and Marcy Levy's raspy backup vocals, George Terry's slide guitar and Glyn Johns' pristine production." Rolling Stone
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John Denver
Poems, Prayers and Promises

  (Item #: denvepoems_1709) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Excellent sound throughout with both sides rating a Double Plus (A++) or better; only the second copy to ever hit the site
  • This original Orange Label RCA pressing was one of the best copies we heard in our most recent shootout
  • Some of the man's most iconic songs: Take Me Home, Country Roads; Sunshine On My Shoulders, along with a batch of excellent covers (Let It Be, Fire and Rain)
  • "... the beginning of a golden period for Denver when his songs would dominate the airwaves, especially his big hit singles."
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Charlie Byrd
In Greenwich Village

  (Item #: byrd_ingre_1709) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on all four sides - on reasonably quiet vinyl to boot
  • The first album here is performed by Byrd's standard guitar trio, the second adds trumpet and sax to the lineup
  • Superb sound quality courtesy of the original engineers (1961 and 1963) and the brilliant mastering of David Turner (1978)
  • "Byrd plays beautifully throughout and was clearly in his early prime. These former offbeat and Riverside dates, which are superior to Byrd's slightly later (and more commercial) Columbia albums, are well worth picking up."
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Fleetwood Mac
Bare Trees

  (Item #: fleetbaret_1701x) 

Our Price: $89.99

  • Two Hot Stamper sides -- clearly a substantial step up from most of the copies you can find (including imports)
  • Energetic, big and smooth with great sounding vocals, this is a good way to hear the album
  • These albums by Fleetwood Mac, from Kiln House through Mystery to Me, have always been some of our favorites of the band
  • "Arguably the first consistently strong album Fleetwood Mac ever recorded... 1972's Bare Trees is also the album where the band finally defines its post-blues musical personality."
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Captain Beefheart
Clear Spot

  (Item #: captaclear_1607x_) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • With Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides, this is an outstanding import copy of Beefheart's classic
  • Credit Donn Landeewith the big, lively, full-bodied, rich, smooth, oh-so-analog sound of the Captain's mindblowing Clear Spot
  • Produced by Ted Templeman, this is the place to start if you want to get to know the music of Captain Beefheart
  • Allmusic 4 stars: "The sound is great throughout, and the feeling is of the coolest bar-band in town, not to mention one that could eat all the patrons for breakfast if it felt like it."
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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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ZZ Top
Fandango

  (Item #: zztopfanda_1701x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on side one coupled to an even BETTER side two (A++ to A+++)
  • Both sides have the sound that works for this music — tonally right, lively and plenty of top end extension
  • This is some of the grungiest guitar rock sound we've heard in a while and we were lovin' every minute of it
  • A mix of live material (Jailhouse Rock) and studio cuts (Tush, Heard It on the X)
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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 Doobie Bros.
What Were Once Vices...

  (Item #: doobiwhatw_1709) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy was one of the best we played in our recent shootout
  • This copy has a relaxed, open, and lively sound that works wonderfully with the Doobie Brothers' music
  • Black Water is the big hit on their breakthrough fourth album, and it sounds wonderful here - Eyes of Silver and Another Park, Another Sunday are killer too
  • "The Doobies team up with the Memphis Horns for an even more Southern-flavored album than usual..."
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The Doobie Brothers
Livin' On The Fault Line

  (Item #: doobilivin_1709) 

Our Price: $49.99

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

  (Item #: heartlittl_1708_1) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • An excellent copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from the first note to the last
  • Barracuda and Love Alive are two of Heart's best songs bar none and they are guaranteed to blow your mind here
  • Both sides here are big, full and solid with tons of bass and a nice extended top end; one of the better copies we heard in our most recent shootout
  • A Rock and Pop Top 100 album with Demo Disc sound on a very special pressing such as this - it will rock your world
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The Moody Blues
A Question of Balance

  (Item #: moodyquest_1612s) 

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


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

  (Item #: ledze4_1708) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • An outstanding Hard Rockin' Zep IV with excellent Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides
  • Dramatically fuller and smoother than most, making it possible to get the volume up good and high where it belongs
  • The vinyl is quite a bit quieter than most of the copies we play - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • Black Dog, Rock & Roll, Stairway, When the Levee Breaks, and more, all sounding better than you've ever heard them
  • 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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Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac

  (Item #: fleetfleet_1708_2) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Excellent sound from start to finish with each side rating a solid Double Plus (A++) or BETTER
  • Both sides are super rich, full and transparent with excellent clarity, loads of energy and a huge bottom end
  • A Rock and Pop Top 100 Title - their best sounding album bar none - the sound is tubey like no other Mac LP
  • Relatively quiet at Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus -- these are tough to find any cleaner
  • 5 Stars: "Fleetwood Mac is a blockbuster album that isn't dominated by its hit singles, and its album tracks demonstrate a depth of both songwriting and musicality that would blossom fully on Rumours.
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Randy Newman
12 Songs

  (Item #: newma12son_1703s) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • Two excellent Double Plus (A++) sides make this a very strong copy of what some consider Newman's best album
  • The sound is clear and highly resolving; more importantly, the piano and vocals are tonally correct
  • The vinyl plays Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus, about as quiet an original pressing as we ever expect to find
  • "Superb material brilliantly executed, 12 Songs was Randy Newman's first great album, and is still one of his finest moments on record." - Allmusic, 5 stars
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John Lennon
Imagine

  (Item #: lennoimagi_1708) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end; this was one of the better copies to emerge from our most recent shootout
  • These killer UK pressings are rich, weighty and oh-so-tubey - it took us a long time to find stampers like these
  • Two of our favorite engineers worked their magic on this recording - our thanks to Eddie Offord and Shelly Yakus
  • "A remarkable collection of songs that Lennon would never be able to better again" -- Allmusic, 5 stars
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Lena Horne & Gabor Szabo
Lena & Gabor

  (Item #: hornelenaa_1702x) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides this copy sounds right from top to bottom
  • Some of the most UNPROCESSED and REAL sounding jazzy pop we have ever played
  • A True Sleeper from 1968 - love the choice of material, love the players, love Lena, love the album!
  • "The contrast of Horne's full-throated voice and Szabo's unconventional, modal guitar playing is mesmerizing..."
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The Eagles
The Long Run

  (Item #: eaglelongr_1708) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Stunning Triple Triple (A+++) sound making this the best sounding copy of The Long Run you could ask for
  • Both shootout winning sides are big and full, solid and rich, WAY beyond what you'll find on most pressings
  • The best songs - but only the best songs - prove that the Eagles were still at the height of their powers
  • "The Long Run is a chilling and altogether brilliant evocation of Hollywood's nightly Witching Hour, that nocturnal feeding frenzy first detailed by Warren Zevon on his haunting Asylum debut (Warren Zevon, 1976) and the equally powerful Excitable Boy." Rolling Stone
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Van Morrison
His Band And Street Choir

  (Item #: morrihisba_1708) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A stunning Triple Triple (A+++) copy of this great sounding, underrated Van Morrison album
  • The sound is incredible throughout -- full-bodied, clear, and very solid and punchy down low
  • The material is top-notch - Domino, Crazy Face, Blue Money and other classics are all here
  • The best sounding Van Morrison album, a Top 100 title, with classic 1970 Analog sound
  • "As "Domino" opens the album with a show of strength. "Street Choir" closes it with a burst of both musical and poetic energy which is not only better than anything else on the album but may well be one of Van's two or three finest songs." Rolling Stone
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Eagles
On The Border

  (Item #: eagleonthe_1702x) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A killer British SYL copy with Double Plus (A++) sound for this criminally underrated California Country Rock classic
  • Incredibly big, lively, open, rich and present with real extension both up top and down low - quiet vinyl too
  • You Never Cry Like A Lover and The Best Of My Love have Glyn Johns Tubey Magical DEMO DISC Sound
  • We've long been crazy about the sound and music on this album - it's by far the best Eagles album you don't know well
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Heart
Little Queen

  (Item #: heartlittl_1708) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • The best copy to hit the site in a long time - killer Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • Barracuda and Love Alive are two of Heart's best songs bar none and they are guaranteed to blow your mind here
  • It's the rare copy that has the powerful dynamics, deep bass, punchy drums and meaty guitars like you get here
  • A Rock and Pop Top 100 album with Demo Disc sound on a very special pressing such as this - it will rock your world
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Rickie Lee Jones
Rickie Lee Jones

  (Item #: jonesricki_1708) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • A stunning "Triple Triple" (A+++) copy of this longtime audiophile favorite and Singer Songwriter classic
  • Both shootout winning sides are incredibly big, full and dynamic, with the warmth and richness of an all analog recording, even as late as 1979
  • A Better Records Rock & Pop Top 100 album and Demonstration Quality Audiophile Favorite
  • "An astounding debut album that simultaneously sounds like a synthesis of many familiar styles and like nothing that anybody's ever done before."
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Eagles
Hotel California

  (Item #: eaglehotel_1708_2) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • A stunning "Triple Triple" copy that earned our top A+++ grade on both sides!
  • Incredible Demo Disc sound -- big and bold with super punchy drums and a fully extended top end
  • A Better Records Top 100 pick that's amazingly powerful on the best copies such as these
  • "Hotel California unveiled what seemed almost like a whole new band" -- Allmusic, 5 stars
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Fleetwood Mac
Mystery To Me

  (Item #: fleetmyste_1708_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Outstanding sound throughout with side one earning a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sonic grade with side two close behind
  • A JOY to listen to, with breathy vocals, textured string arrangements, and the kind of rich, warm sound that's the hallmark of ANALOG
  • Some of their best songwriting - this is TP's personal favorite Fleetwood Mac Album of All Time, to this very day
  • "... the amazing and almost telepathic drums and bass of Mick Fleetwood and John McVie give this effort more panache and muscle than was represented on this effort's predecessor, Bare Trees."
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Tom Waits
Closing Time

  (Item #: waitsclosi_1708) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With two nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sides, this copy is right there with the best we heard in our recent first-ever shootout
  • With exceptional space and clarity to complement the richness of the vintage analog sound, this copy was almost unbeatable
  • 'Ol' 55 is the highpoint of the album for us - check out The Eagles version from On The Border to hear their more polished (less-boozy) take on it
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Tom Waits' debut album is a minor-key masterpiece filled with songs of late-night loneliness. Within the apparently narrow range of the cocktail bar pianistics and muttered vocals, Waits and producer Jerry Yester manage a surprisingly broad collection of styles..."
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Cat Stevens
Izitso

  (Item #: steveizits_1612x) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Two killer sides, with Double Plus (A++) sound or better - big and rockin', the right sound for this music
  • The bottom end has the kind of WHOMP that brings a song like Old Schoolyard to life
  • Relatively quiet vinyl, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus - they don't really come quieter than this
  • Rolling Stone praised the album for blending together elements of folk rock and electronic music, "often in apparent opposition to each other", with "the diversity and the maturity to match this seeming incongruity."
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Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton

  (Item #: claptericc_1612x) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: steelaja_1708_2) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Two excellent Hot Stamper sides make this an Aja pressing that's a big step up over most copies
  • Punchy and lively with the richness, warmth and clarity to raise it well above the sound of most pressings
  • One of these sides actually earned a Double Plus (A++) grade - this is very special record at the price
  • 4 1/2 stars in the Allmusic: "...it's a measured and textured album, filled with subtle melodies and accomplished, jazzy solos that blend easily into the lush instrumental backdrops. It's complex music delivered with ease..."
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Santana
Inner Secrets

  (Item #: santainner_1612x) 

Our Price: $89.99

  • Outstanding Big and Bold Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - on reasonably quiet vinyl too!
  • Power and energy are what make this album a true Demo Disc in the world of rock, and this copy has plenty of both
  • A sleeper in the Santana canon that boasts some of the best sound the band ever put to vinyl - shockingly good sound
  • Top tracks here include three of their biggest barnburners: Dealer (Traffic), Stormy and Well...All Right (Blind Faith)
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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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Bob Dylan & The Band
Before The Flood

  (Item #: dylanbefor_1708) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • An excellent copy with all four sides rating a strong Double Plus (A++) for sound or something very close to it
  • Dylan and The Band team up for exuberant versions of many classics from each of their repertoires - a copy like this lets you appreciate just how wonderful the performances are
  • "Dylan reworks, rearranges, reinterprets these songs in ways that are still disarming, years after its initial release... "
  • "Without qualification, this is the craziest and strongest rock and roll ever recorded. All analogous live albums fall flat."
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The Cars
The Cars

  (Item #: cars_cars_1708_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

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

  (Item #: waitsnight_1708) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An excellent copy averaging a solid Double Plus (A++) across all four sides
  • One of our very favorite Waits albums for music and sound, and this copy will show you why!
  • The clarity, transparency and immediacy put you right there as Waits and crew lay it down live in the studio
  • A one-of-a-kind album (and incredible recording) with elements of poetry, spoken word and jazz -- tons of fun
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Tom Waits
The Heart of Saturday Night

  (Item #: waitsheart_1708) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An excellent sounding copy of this Tom Waits classic with both sides rating a Double Plus (A++)
  • The overall sound is big, full and solid with a punchy bottom end and plenty of presence
  • A great Bones Howe recording that shines on the copies that sound like this one
  • Good sounding Tom Waits vinyl in clean condition is tough to come by these days - this is one of the better copies to ever hit the site
  • "Musically, the album contains the same mixture of folk, blues, and jazz as its predecessor ... (Looking For) The Heart of Saturday Night and Semi Suite are the equal of anything on Closing Time."
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Steely Dan
Aja

  (Item #: steelaja_1708) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Killer Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - this pressing will show you a BIG, BOLD Aja you never knew existed
  • Punchy, full and smooth, with the kind of rhythmic energy that brings out the cool, jazzy funk that's at the heart of the album
  • A Top 100 album and a true Demo Disc on an exceptionally lively pressing such as this - the Aja suite here is amazing
  • 4 1/2 stars in the Allmusic: "...it's a measured and textured album, filled with subtle melodies and accomplished, jazzy solos that blend easily into the lush instrumental backdrops. It's complex music delivered with ease..."
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Little Feat
The Last Record Album

  (Item #: littllastr_1612x) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • The first Triple Triple (A+++) copy to ever hit the site - truly amazing sound for this classic from beginning to end
  • The drums are rich and fat, a perfect match for the sound of the album as a whole
  • Consistently strong songwriting with dramatically more emotionally powerful tracks than their other releases
  • Features great songs like All That You Dream, Long Distance Love, Mercenary Territory and more
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The Who
Who By Numbers

  (Item #: who__whoby_1701x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy with strong Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides
  • Glyn Johns' MAGIC is on display here, with open mics in a big studio space creating the 3-D Soundscapes we love
  • Features two of their most iconic songs, Slip Kid and Squeezebox, and both sound great on this copy
  • Allmusic 4 Stars - Rolling Stone raves: "They may have made their greatest album in the face of [their personal problems]. But only time will tell."
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The Who
Who Are You

  (Item #: who__whoar_1612x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two superb hard rockin' sides - a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side two and a Double Plus (A++) side one
  • This copy has the Glyn Johns/The Who BIG and BOLD Sound we demand from this famous producer/artist collaboration
  • One of the quieter Hot Stamper copies we've found -- both sides are awfully close to Mint Minus
  • The title song sounds great on this nearly White Hot side two - the dynamic power of the recording comes through loud and clear
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Ry Cooder
Chicken Skin Music

  (Item #: coodechick_1708) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Only the second killer Triple Plus (A+++) copy of this Ry Cooder album to hit the site in over SIX YEARS!
  • Both great sides of this 2-pack have insanely good Triple Plus (A+++) sound - you won't believe it
  • This pressing conveys the live-in-the-studio quality of the music like nothing you've ever heard
  • The transparency and resolution here let you appreciate even the most subtle timbres of Ry and crew's wide arsenal of instruments
  • Allmusic 4 stars: "Probably Ry Cooder's most eccentric record since his first, but it's also one of his most entertaining."
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Bill Evans
Quintessence

  (Item #: evansquint_1708) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides, giving you an amazing copy of this wonderful Bill Evans album -- a Better Records favorite
  • It's incredibly big, full and solid with deep punchy bass
  • Relatively quiet Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus vinyl, damn good for Fantasy in the '70s
  • Evans is joined here by an all-star lineup of Harold Land, Kenny Burrell, Ray Brown and the great Philly Joe Jones.
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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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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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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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The Kinks
Sleepwalker

  (Item #: kinkssleep_1702x) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This Shootout Winning copy of Sleepwalker is killer, rating Double Plus (A++) on the first side and Triple Plus (A+++) on the second
  • It's the first copy to hit the site in years, and about as good as its gets for the Kinks triumphant return to the charts
  • The sound is full-bodied, lively and smooth - RL's mastering contributes the big bottom end you want for this music
  • Juke Box Music, representing Ray Davies' fun and engaging pop sensibilities at their best, in Triple Plus sound? Awesome!
  • Rolling Stone raved that "The Kinks' playing on Sleepwalker is easily their most powerful since 'Lola'.
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Ry Cooder
Jazz

  (Item #: coodejazz_1701s) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • An outstanding copy of this exceptional recording boasting Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • So much to like about this pressing - clean, clear and full-bodied with tons of energy and presence
  • Lee Herschberg is one of our favorite engineers - he worked on most of Cooder's albums from this period and did his usually great job once again
  • "The complexity of the material on Jazz, as well as the arrangements by Joseph Byrd, dictate that this is Cooder's most polished and orchestrated effort to date."
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Townes Van Zandt
Townes Van Zandt

  (Item #: vanzatowne_1704x) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This Triple Plus (A+++) pressing on Tomato from 1978 is a knockout from first note to last
  • Both sides are big, lively, clear and present - we really could find no fault in the sound
  • If you like your Singer Songwriter/Country Folk albums darker and more austere, this is the album for you
  • "As usual, his closely observed lyrics touched on desperate themes, notably in tbe mining ballad "Lungs," but they were still highly poetic, especially the album-closing "None But The Rain," which reflected on a failed relationship."
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