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Tears For Fears
The Seeds Of Love

  (Item #: tearsseeds_1609s) 

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


  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end means this copy is Big and Bold like nothing you've heard
  • This is clearly the band's masterpiece, their Magnum Opus - hearing it sound this way is nothing short of a THRILL
  • If the Beatles in their Magical Mystery Tour phase kept going in that direction they might have ended up in the neighborhood of The Seeds of Love
  • 4 stars on Allmusic: "Part of a one-two punch that situated Tears for Fears as one of the decade's more ambitious pop groups."
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The Rolling Stones
Emotional Rescue

  (Item #: rolliemoti_1701) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A killer Top Copy and only the second Triple Triple (A+++) to ever hit the site
  • She's So Cold sounds absolutely incredible here, and Emotional Rescue is every bit as good
  • Maybe it's good because "Mick Jagger sounds like he’s having a great time..."
  • An underrated Stones album from 1980 -- too good to call a guilty pleasure -- and very well-recorded by Chris Kimsey
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Dire Straits
Brothers In Arms

  (Item #: diresbroth_1610s) 

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


  • This Top Copy gives you a Triple Plus (A+++) side one and a strong Double Plus (A++) side two
  • The sound is huge and clear with superb energy and a big, tight low end
  • So Far Away, Money For Nothing and Walk Of Life all sound great
  • "One of their most focused and accomplished albums" -- Allmusic, 4 stars
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Men At Work
Business As Usual

  (Item #: menatbusin_1701s) 

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


  • A Top Copy of this '80's classic -- Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, Double Plus (A++) on side two
  • Who Can It Be Now and Down Under are the big hits and they both sound fantastic on the A+++ side one here
  • Big and full-bodied, and much smoother than most, with energy like no other, the sound here immediately set the sonic bar very high
  • "The production sound was low-key, but clean and uncluttered. Indeed, the songs stood by themselves with little embellishment save for a bright, melodic, singalong quality."
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Bruce Springsteen
Tunnel of Love

  (Item #: sprintunne_1701) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • An incredible Triple Triple (A+++) copy and the first to ever hit the site
  • Both sides are big and bold with huge amounts of energy and tons of space around all of the instruments
  • Some of Bruce's best material is here: the title track and One Step Up are two of our favorites
  • "Bruce Springsteen followed the most popular album of his career, Born in the U.S.A., with [a] low-key, anguished effort, Tunnel of Love."
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Steely Dan
Gaucho

  (Item #: steelgauch_1701) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Amazing Triple Plus (A+++) sound from beginning to end for this insanely good sounding 2-Pack
  • Both sides are rich, full and Tubey Magical, with lovely breathy vocals and tons of top end extension
  • 4 stars in the AMG, 4 1/2 in Rolling Stone, and the last great record they made
  • Along with Pretzel Logic and Aja this is one of their Classic Three Best Sounding Albums and a true Must Own
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Queen
The Game

  (Item #: queenthega_1609s) 

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


  • Incredible Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • One of our top picks for amazing Queen sound -- most of their recordings can't touch it
  • Plenty of hits here (including Another One Bites The Dust) and they all sound excellent
  • 4 1/2 stars in Allmusic: "A grand, state-of-the-art circa 1980 pop album."
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Donald Fagen
The Nightfly

  (Item #: fagennight_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two impressive sides, both earning very strong sonic grades - Double Plus (A++)
  • Substantially richer, fuller, more open, transparent and livelier than the typical pressing
  • Relatively quiet vinyl throughout, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "[S]ome of his most personal and least obtuse material to date" -- Allmusic
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Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel

  (Item #: gabrigabri3_1701) 

Our Price: $299.99

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

  (Item #: yelloonese_1701) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • Amazing sonics from these German Studio Wizards on this copy
  • Super rich and full with lovely breathy vocals, both sides rate a Double Plus (A++) or close to it
  • A true Demo Disc for everything-but-the-kitchen-sink sound
  • "...pounding drums, emotional vocals, downright evil backgrounds and completely zany, crazy and fun experiments in music production."


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Queen
The Game

  (Item #: queenthega_1701) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end
  • Both sides here are big and lively with plenty of energy and a punchy bottom end
  • Plenty of hits here (including Another One Bites The Dust) and they all sound excellent
  • 4 1/2 stars in Allmusic: "A grand, state-of-the-art circa 1980 pop album."
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Billy Joel
Glass Houses

  (Item #: joel_glass_1701) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • Amazing sound -- Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on side one, Double Plus (A++) on side two
  • Wonderfully full-bodied, lively and musical with a great bottom end
  • Side one is killer for the biggest hits: You May Be Right, Don't Ask Me Why and It's Still Rock & Roll To Me
  • 4 1/2 stars: " Instead of turning out to be a fiery rebuttal to his detractors, the album is a remarkable catalog of contemporary pop styles ... That's not a detriment; that's the album's strength."
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Talking Heads
Little Creatures

  (Item #: talkilittl_1701) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A Killer Copy with a Triple Plus (A+++) side one for And She Was, Give Me Back My Name and Creatures of Love
  • A strong Double Plus (A++) side two, which is amazing for Stay Up Late and Road To Nowhere
  • Surprisingly big, punchy and open sound for this '85 pop classic - this album ROCKS
  • A Top 100 album and longtime Better Records favorite - what record from 1985 sounds better than Little Creatures?
  • "Ear Candy ...a pop album, and an accomplished one, by a band that knew what it was doing. " - 4 1/2 stars
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AC/DC
Back In Black

  (Item #: acdc_backi_1701) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A killer copy boasting a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side two for the title track - Back in Black rocks like you will not believe
  • Side one earned a Double Plus (A++) grade - both sides play as quietly as any RL original we can find
  • A Better Records Top 100 album, and clearly 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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Steely Dan
Gaucho

  (Item #: steelgauch_1611s) 

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


  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - a transcendent musical experience
  • Rich, clear and, above all, Tubey Magical - this is the way you want Gaucho to sound
  • 4 stars in the AMG, 4 1/2 in Rolling Stone, and the last great music the boys ever recorded
  • If all you know is the Heavy Vinyl pressing (just awful) or the CD (where's the Tubey Magic?), you need this record in your audio life
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Richard & Linda Thompson
Shoot Out The Lights

  (Item #: thompshoot_1612_2) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A killer copy and one of the best to hit the site in quite a while - nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on both sides
  • The sound was bigger, bolder, cleaner, more open and dynamic than almost any other copy in our shootout
  • A Better Records Top 100 Title - the best copies such as this have Demo Disc sound you will not believe
  • "It's often been cited as Richard Thompson's greatest work, and it's difficult for anyone who has heard his body of work to argue the point." -- Allmusic, 5 stars
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Elvis Costello
Trust

  (Item #: costetrust_1612) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An excellent copy of this Better Records favorite with both sides rating Double Plus (A++) on quiet vinyl
  • The clarity and transparency here are superb, allowing you to appreciate subtleties in the high end even when the bass and drums are really POUNDING
  • Incredibly tough to come by — this is only the third Hot copy on the site since 2013!
  • 5 stars: "Arguably, their most impressive album... demonstrates all sides of Costello's songwriting and performing personality..."
  • "...this is rock and roll as eloquent, hard-hitting pop, and Elvis has turned into such a soul man that I no longer wish he'd change his name to George and go country."
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Willie Nelson
Without A Song

  (Item #: nelsowitho_1612) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An amazing Triple Plus (A+++) side two follows an excellent Double Plus side one - this is about as good as it gets!
  • Like Stardust, it's another album of Willie bringing his unique style to a group of incomparable standards of love and loss
  • Top quality arrangements - drop the needle on Autumn Leaves or A Dreamer's Holiday to hear Booker T and his pros at their best
  • Top tracks include Autumn Leaves, As Time Goes By, Harbor Lights and of course, Without a Song
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Michael Jackson
Thriller

  (Item #: jacksthril_1612_1) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • A killer Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side, Double Plus (A++) on the second
  • The sound is huge -- big, wide, deep, and open, with the kind of three-dimensional soundstaging that lets the music unfold in front of you and around you
  • Billie Jean and Beat It sound out of this world here, but that's not fair to the rest of the album since every track does
  • "More than just a phenomenon...it is simply great music." -- AMG 5 stars
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AC/DC
Back In Black

  (Item #: acdc_backi_1612) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • A stunning Top Copy with a Triple Plus (A+++) side two and a Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side one
  • Super punchy and present with a big, strong bottom end and tons of space and separation
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "Song for song, they deliver not just mammoth riffs but songs that are anthems"
  • A Better Records Rock and Pop Top 100 album, and clearly one of the hardest rockin' records ever made
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Steve Winwood
Back In The High Life

  (Item #: winwobacki_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Both sides of this copy of Steve Winwood's Solo Masterpiece earned outstanding grades of Double Plus (A++)
  • The sound of this British copy is guaranteed to be dramatically richer, fuller and smoother than anything you've heard
  • Higher Love with Double Plus sound? You're gonna love it! And there's not really a bad track on the album
  • "The first undeniably superb record of an almost decade-long solo career ... the passion long smoldering in his finest work explodes in the album-opening duet with Chaka Khan, Higher Love..." -- Rolling Stone
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The Rolling Stones
Emotional Rescue

  (Item #: rolliemoti_1612) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This is a great find - Double Plus (A++) Hot Stamper sound and reasonably quiet vinyl
  • Massive snap to the drums, open and full-bodied, and great funky energy
  • She's So Cold is absolutely killer here, and Emotional Rescue is every bit as good
  • Maybe it's good because "Mick Jagger sounds like he’s having a great time..."
  • An underrated Stones album from 1980 - too good to call a guilty pleasure - and very well-recorded by Chris Kimsey
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Level 42
World Machine

  (Item #: levelworld_1612) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, where the biggest hits are, close behind on side two
  • The sound is HUGE -- far RICHER, bigger, clearer and more open than other copies we played
  • A Better Records favorite for more than thirty years, the rare '80s album that holds up today
  • The big hit Something About You ROCKS on this copy - only these British originals let you turn it up and hear it right
  • "World Machine pushes their newfound radio-friendly sound into the forefront, and the result is one of the finest pop albums of the mid-'80s. "Something About You" exemplifies Level 42's sound at the peak of its success."
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Talking Heads
Little Creatures

  (Item #: talkilittl_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: policsynch_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With Double Plus (A++) sound for the entire album this copy ROCKS with the best of them
  • Both sides are lively and transparent with real weight down low and shocking immediacy
  • Every Breath You Take and Wrapped Around Your Finger sound great here
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "Few other albums from 1983 merged tasteful pop, sophistication, and expert songwriting as well as Synchronicity did, resulting in yet another all-time classic."
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Ambrosia
One Eighty

  (Item #: ambrooneei_1612) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With two soft rockin' Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy is doing Ambrosia's fourth album proud
  • Prodigious bass, powerful dynamics, analog Tubey Magical richness and choruses that get big and loud are the hallmarks of our 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
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Michael Jackson
Thriller

  (Item #: jacksthril_1612) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • The two Double Plus (A++) sides here are guaranteed to be the best Thriller you have ever heard
  • The sound is HUGE - big, wide, deep, and open, with a punchy bottom end and rhythmic energy to spare
  • Billie Jean and Beat It sound out of this world here, but that's not fair, since every track does
  • "More than just a phenomenon...it is simply great music." -- AMG 5 stars
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Paul Simon
Graceland

  (Item #: simongrace_1612_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Excellent Hot Stamper sound from start to finish - relatively rich and warm with good low end weight
  • Fairly quiet vinyl throughout, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus - they don't come much quieter
  • This copy is guaranteed to trounce the well-reviewed but nevertheless awful Heavy Vinyl LP in every way, or your money back
  • Allmusic 5 stars "An enormously successful record, Graceland became the standard against which subsequent musical experiments by major artists were measured."
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Dire Straits
Brothers In Arms

  (Item #: diresbroth_1612) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With Hot Stamper grades on both sides this is a very good sounding copy from first note to last
  • So Far Away, Money For Nothing and Walk Of Life are the killer tracks on the album and they sound very, very good here
  • Guaranteed to beat any Heavy Vinyl pressing, Half-Speed, import or domestic LP you own
  • "Dire Straits had never been so concise or pop-oriented, and it wore well on them." -- Allmusic, 4 stars
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Marshall Crenshaw
Marshall Crenshaw

  (Item #: crensmarsh_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A killer copy of Marshall Crenshaw's debut, earning seriously good Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides
  • Balanced, musical and full throughout, and pressed on exceptionally QUIET vinyl
  • 5 Stars in Allmusic and a classic of "catchy, relatively unadorned guitar rock."
  • "The album is an alternately rousing and heartbreaking cycle of infectious pop rockers ("Cynical Girl," "Rockin' Around in N.Y.C.," "She Can't Dance") and ballads ("Mary Anne," "Not for Me") — none of them clocking in at more than 3:07."
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XTC
English Settlement

  (Item #: xtc__engli_1612) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Killer sound from start to finish, with every side earning seriously good grades of Double Plus (A++) or better
  • Side four earned a Triple Plus (!) grade - on a Big System this is a sonic tour de force, a MONSTER Demo Disc
  • This copy has huge amounts of open studio space and that Tubey Magical, rich, fat, dense British Rock Sound we love
  • Includes the hit Senses Working Overtime - "The textural sound of the album is quite remarkable" -- Allmusic, 4 stars
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Saint-Saens / Symphony No. 3 ("Organ") / Fremaux

  (Item #: saintsym3_1612) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • One of Saint-Saens' greatest masterpieces returns to Better Records with true Demo Disc sound
  • Huge, lively, spacious, dynamic - both sides earned our top grade of Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it
  • What this copy did better than practically any other was show us just how rich, smooth and Tubey Magical 1973 EMI sound could be
  • "The whole work is a magnificent and fantastical symphonic machine that's an apotheosis of the orchestral technology of the late 19th century."
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Billy Joel
Songs In The Attic

  (Item #: joel_songs_1607s) 

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


  • A KILLER copy with Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on both sides for Billy Joel's Best Album
  • Incredibly rich and full with tons of bottom end weight and energy - there are few studio recordings that have dynamics like these
  • We forget how compressed most recordings are - it takes a record like this to show you how much LIFE there is in live music
  • "...every song is given a fuller, better arrangement that makes it all spring to life. "Los Angelenos" and "Everybody Loves You Now" hit harder in the live setting, while ballads like "She's Got a Way," "Summer, Highland Falls," and "I've Loved These Days" are richer and warmer in these versions." AMG
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The Rolling Stones
Tattoo You

  (Item #: rollitatto_1612) 

Our Price: $89.99

  • A rockin' Hot Stamper copy with two excellent sides and pressed on fairly quiet vinyl
  • Start Me Up and Waiting On A Friend are the two biggest bangers here and both of them sound awful good
  • The sound is richer, bigger, clearer and just more energetic than any copy you've ever heard, guaranteed
  • 4 1/2 stars in the AMG: "Waiting on a Friend" and the vigorous rock & roll of the first side make Tattoo You an essential latter-day Stones album, ranking just a few notches below Some Girls."
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The Pretenders
Get Close

  (Item #: pretegetcl_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on side two, close behind on side one (A++), this copy is killer from start to finish
  • Side one alone has three of this band's best tracks: My Baby, When I Change My Life and Tradition of Love
  • If you like your Pretenders with a Big Beat then this is the album for you - it's a real rocker, especially when it sounds this good
  • The best copies are not the ones you might expect, and it took us a long time to figure out which copies had the real Get Close magic
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Joe Jackson
Body and Soul

  (Item #: jacksbodya_1612) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Our first Hot Stamper offering of the album and it's killer, with a Triple Plus (A+++) side one and a Double Plus side two
  • Big and clear, with the most bass we could find on any copy, this pressing gets this big band to sound like a Big Band
  • Jackson's 1984 release here has its sonic problems, but a copy as good as this one goes a long way toward fixing them
  • "Body and Soul uses some of the character of 1982's Night and Day album, but instead of splitting up the music into mild jazz, pop, and modern R&B, he decided to tackle one of the genres wholeheartedly, and in doing so he came up with a truly impeccable release."
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Stevie Ray Vaughan
The Sky Is Crying

  (Item #: vaughskyis_1612) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Two amazing sides, both earning seriously good Double Plus (A++) sonic grades and playing fairly quietly
  • One of the most blistering performances of electric blues we have ever had the pleasure of rocking out to
  • Hands down the best sounding SRV recording -- Little Wing is an absolute MONSTER and an unbelievable Demo Disc track
  • "Doing away with vocals, Vaughan augments Hendrix’s concise two-and-a-half minute original, turning the track into a nearly seven-minute-long electric tour de force. The cover would earn Vaughan his sixth Grammy, for Best Rock Instrumental Performance, in 1992."
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Paul Simon
Graceland

  (Item #: simongrace_1612) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A Top Copy, Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side, Double Plus (A++) on the second - rich, smooth and open
  • Fairly quiet vinyl throughout, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus - they don't come much quieter
  • This copy is guaranteed to trounce the well-reviewed but nevertheless awful Heavy Vinyl LP in every way, or your money back
  • Allmusic 5 stars "An enormously successful record, Graceland became the standard against which subsequent musical experiments by major artists were measured."
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Rush
Moving Pictures

  (Item #: rush_movin_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it for what many consider to be Rush's best album
  • Both sides are big and bold with plenty of energy and a huge bottom end - this copy rocks
  • Tom Sawyer sounds great here - this pressing captures the energy, the speed and the enthusiasm of the band at their peak
  • 5 stars in Allmusic: "Not only is 1981's Moving Pictures Rush's best album, it is undeniably one of the greatest hard rock albums of all time."
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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Southern Accents

  (Item #: pettysouth_1611) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You get Double Plus (A++) quality throughout this wonderful Super Hot Stamper
  • Both sides are really big with lots of space, excellent energy and HUGE bass that really kicks up the fun
  • Relatively quiet, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • Features great songs including "Don't Come Around No More" and "Make It Better (Forget About Me)"
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Shorty Rogers Big Band
Jazz Waltz

  (Item #: rogerjazzw_1606s) 

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


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

  (Item #: fagennight_1611) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A Top Copy, Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side and Double Plus (A++) on the second, superb from first note to last
  • The best copies of The Nightfly sound the way the best copies of most '70s Classic Rock records sound - very ANALOG
  • This killer copy is tonally correct, rich, clear, sweet, smooth, open, present, lively, big, spacious and Tubey Magical
  • "The Nightfly is a wonderfully evocative reminiscence of Kennedy-era American life ... some of his most personal and least obtuse material to date."
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Bryan Ferry
Bete Noire

  (Item #: ferrybeten_1611_1) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • One of the best copies to ever hit the site - Triple Plus (A+++) on side two, Double Plus on one
  • Both sides of this hit-packed 1987 Ferry UK pressing are big, rich and tubey -- dramatically fuller than most we played
  • Kiss & Tell and The Right Stuff are two of the bigger bangers here, and they sound great
  • Four Stars in AMG: "Bete Noire sparkles as the highlight of Ferry's post-Roxy solo career..."
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Paul Simon
One Trick Pony

  (Item #: simononetr_1604s) 

Our Price: $249.99
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  • A Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on side two and Double Plus (A++) on side one
  • Just the second Hot Stamper copy to hit the site in over four years and one of the best we've ever played
  • It's rich, warm, and sweet with dramatically more energy than most - Late in the Evening is killer on this copy
  • "This is the closest thing to a band album Simon ever made, and it contains some of his most rhythmic and energetic singing."
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Roxy Music
Avalon

  (Item #: roxymavalo_1611) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus sound (A++) from first note to last on this British original
  • Copies that are exceptionally open, clear and big present this music the way it was meant to be heard
  • Credit Rhett Davies with creating the sonic space that clearly displays so many singers, instruments and sounds
  • "Ferry was never this romantic or seductive, either with Roxy or as a solo artist, and Avalon shimmers with elegance in both its music and its lyrics." - Allmusic, 5 stars
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Stevie Nicks
Bella Donna

  (Item #: nicksbella_1611_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Big and bold sound on this Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on side one and excellent as well on side two
  • Both sides have the fullness and the correct upper midrange to let you rock out and enjoy the hell out of this music
  • The best solo album by Ms Nicks, with two of her biggest hits - they still hold up and both sound AMAZING here
  • AMG raves: "Equally engaging are less exposed tracks like the haunting "After the Glitter Fades." Hit producer Jimmy Iovine wisely avoids over-producing, and keeps things sounding organic on this striking debut."
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Squeeze
Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti

  (Item #: squeecosif_1611_1) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • This British original pressing has The Right Sound for This Music, earning excellent sonic grades of Double Plus (A++) on both sides
  • This has long been a favorite album of mine, a Desert Island Disc if you will, with some of the most powerfully produced, intelligently written and passionately performed songs in the entire Squeeze canon
  • The domestic pressings are clearly made from dub tapes, and only the best of the best Brits have sound even approaching that of this copy
  • ""By Your Side," "I Learnt How to Pray," and "Last Time Forever" are all darker tunes than just about any Squeeze had done so far but they carry an emotional punch." Boy, do they
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Dvorak / Violin Concerto / Accardo / Davis

  (Item #: dvoravioli_1606s) 

Our Price: $119.99
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  • You'll find wonderful sound on both sides of this exceptionally quiet Philips recording
  • Side one earned a seriously good grade of Double Plus (A++) and side two was close behind it
  • Yes, it was still possible to record classical music properly in 1980, though few labels managed to do it
  • A SUPERB performance from Salvatore Accardo, certainly competitive with the best we have heard
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Peter Gabriel
Security

  (Item #: gabrisecur_1611) 

Our Price: $199.99

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

  (Item #: squeeargyb_1608s) 

Our Price: $269.99
Sale Price: $219.00 (You save $50.99 / 19%)


  • One of the better Squeeze albums to make it to the site, and it just happens to be the best album they ever made
  • This killer British original (the only way to fly) has a Double Plus side one and a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side two
  • Both sides are excellent - so big, rich and natural we could find very little fault with either of them
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "...with Argybargy it was clear that Squeeze were at the top of the pack among new wave popsters, and that their sardonic yet lively voice was unique among any pop group before or since."
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Queen
Hot Space

  (Item #: queenhotsp_1606s) 

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


  • A+++ on side one, A++ on side two, this copy took top honors in our recent shootout
  • The best copies - like this one - have plenty of bass and are smoother and fuller than the others
  • Disco, funk, rhythm and blues, dance and pop music all found their way onto this 1982 release
  • The monster hit Under Pressure with none other than Mr David Bowie closes out side two
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Michael McDonald
If That's What It Takes

  (Item #: mcdoniftha_1607s) 

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


  • A killer Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, Double Plus (A++) on side two
  • Both sides are amazingly rich and full-bodied with plenty of punch and real presence
  • I Keep Forgettin' sounds INCREDIBLE on this A+++ side one
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic - for great sounding soulful pop it doesn’t get much better than Michael McDonald's first album
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Stevie Nicks
Bella Donna

  (Item #: nicksbella_1611) 

Our Price: $249.99

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

  (Item #: gilmoabout_1604s) 

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


  • Huge sound on this Top Copy -- Triple Plus (A+++) on the second side, Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on the first
  • Richer and more Tubey Magical than just about any release from the '80s I can think of
  • Wonderful three-dimensional space courtesy of ace engineer James Guthrie (The Wall)
  • Allmusic raves "About Face is a well-honed rock album that is riveting from beginning to end."
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Bonnie Raitt
Nick Of Time

  (Item #: raittnicko_1608s) 

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


  • A Top Copy, with both sides rating at or near Triple Plus
  • Huge and super transparent with plenty of punch down low - Thing Called Love sounds fantastic
  • Super quiet vinyl, Mint Minus throughout
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "A great comeback album that made for a great story".
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Dire Straits
Love Over Gold

  (Item #: diresloveo_1608s) 

Our Price: $499.99
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  • A stunning Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side, Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on the second
  • The sound is big, punchy, dynamic, super transparent and musical throughout
  • Relatively quiet surfaces - it's very tough to find them any quieter
  • 4 stars on Allmusic and a longtime audiophile favorite
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Rush
Signals

  (Item #: rush_signa_1611) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A killer copy, right up there with the best -- Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on both sides
  • The sound is full-bodied and present with tons of energy and real punch to the drums
  • Not an easy album to come by with great sound -- only a few have made it to the site
  • 4 stars on Allmusic: "Rush didn't forget how to rock out -- "The Analog Kid" and "Digital Man" were some of their most up-tempo compositions in years."
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David Bowie
Let's Dance

  (Item #: bowieletsd_1611) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Two wonderful Super Hot sides (A++ or better) 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 amazing 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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Crowded House
Crowded House

  (Item #: crowdcrowd_1611) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Two stunning sides, with side one earning out top grade of Triple Plus and side two at Double Plus
  • Super punchy and clear with a great low end - what album from 1986 sounds as good as this one?
  • The best sounding Crowded House album ever recorded? It gets our vote!
  • Great songs like Don't Dream It's Over, Something So Strong and World Where You Live
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David Lindley
El Rayo-X

  (Item #: lindlelray_1611) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Two great sides: Double Plus (A++) for the second, close behind for the first
  • If you're looking for deep punchy bass; crashing dynamics; silky sweet vocal harmonies; grungy slide guitars; tons of ambience; and super low distortion sound, this is the copy for you.
  • Engineered in 1981 by Greg Ladanyi, the very next year he would take home the Best Engineering Grammy for Toto IV (one helluva good sounding album and a former member of our Top 100).
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "One of the greatest rock music albums of its time. Fabulous."
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Grover Washington
Winelight

  (Item #: washiwinel_1611) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Excellent Hot Stamper sound from beginning to end on this very good sounding original Elektra pressing
  • Rich and full with excellent bass -- essential for this funky music
  • We've called this album a Demo Disc for Bass and any Hot Stamper copy will show you why
  • "Winelight is one of his finest albums, and not primarily because of the Bill Withers hit "Just the Two of Us." It is the five instrumentals that find Washington (on soprano, alto, and tenor) really stretching out..."
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Rush
Permanent Waves

  (Item #: rush_perma_1611_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Just the third Triple Plus (A+++) copy to ever hit our site -- these are TOUGH to find with this kind of sound
  • Side two was killer, earning a Triple Plus (A+++); side one was very strong at Double Plus (A++)
  • Both sides have the kind of power, size and weight that this music needs to really sound right
  • "The album proved to be the final breakthrough Rush needed to become an arena headliner throughout the world..."
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The Dixie Dregs
Dregs of the Earth

  (Item #: dixiedregs_1611_1) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • Two wonderful Hot Stamper sides that are guaranteed to jazz-rock your world
  • Very good energy and clarity, with the power and drive of a True Rock Jazz Fusion Demo Disc
  • Brilliant from start to finish, this is the only Dixie Dregs record with music and sound of this quality
  • A uniquely compelling fusion of virtuosic rock, jazz, country, prog and even classical music
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Peter Gabriel
So

  (Item #: gabriso_1611) 

Our Price: $179.99

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

  (Item #: talkilittl_1611) 

Our Price: $79.99
Sale Price: $59.00 (You save $20.99 / 26%)


  • An excellent copy with Hot Stamper sound on both sides for this exceptionally well recorded album
  • We’re huge fans of the album, and when you hear a copy like this you’ll know exactly why - it has the BIG BEAT sound we love
  • A Top 100 album and longtime Better Records favorite - what record from 1985 sounds better than Little Creatures?
  • "Talking Heads' most immediately accessible album ...by a band that knew what it was doing." - 4 1/2 stars
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Joe Jackson
Night and Day

  (Item #: jacksnight_1610_2) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: mccartugof_1605s) 

Our Price: $99.99
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  • Two Single Plus sides, really big, present and lively
  • Both sides play quietly, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • Fun fact: "Ebony and Ivory" was McCartney's record 28th single to hit number one on the Billboard 100.
  • "At its best, it's as good as McCartney gets" -- Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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The Police
Synchronicity

  (Item #: policsynch_1610_1) 

Our Price: $89.99

  • Excellent hard-rockin' Police Hot Stamper sound can be found on both sides of this early pressing
  • Every Breath You Take and Wrapped Around Your Finger are two of the best sounding tracks here
  • Credit must go to producer and engineer HUGH PADGHAM for his outstanding work here
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "Few other albums from 1983 merged tasteful pop, sophistication, and expert songwriting as well as Synchronicity did, resulting in yet another all-time classic."
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Huey Lewis & The News
Sports

  (Item #: lewissport_1610) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two strong Double Plus (A++) sides that really bring this album to life
  • The sound is big, clear and open with lots of energy and punch
  • Tons of big hits here and they all sound wonderful
  • "There's no denying that the craftmanship on Sports is pretty infectious" -- Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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Michael Jackson
Thriller

  (Item #: jacksthril_1611) 

Our Price: $119.00

  • Two Hot Stamper sides for one of our favorite records from the '80s (and everybody else's) - Thriller
  • Our old pal Bernie Grundman handled the mastering on these originals and managed to do a really nice job
  • Billie Jean and Beat It sound out of this world here, but that's not fair, since every track does
  • "More than just a phenomenon...it is simply great music." -- AMG 5 stars
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Pink Floyd
The Final Cut

  (Item #: pinkffinal_1610_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An exceptionally strong pressing with Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • Big and open, with presence, energy and richness. The vocals sound great here
  • A very tough Floyd album to find great sound for
  • Allmusic: "This has the texture of classic Pink Floyd, somewhere between the brooding sections of The Wall and the monolithic menace of Animals"
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The Rolling Stones
Tattoo You

  (Item #: rollitatto_1610) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A hard-rockin' copy - Double Plus (A++) on both sides and pressed on fairly quiet vinyl
  • Start Me Up and Waiting On A Friend are the two biggest bangers here and they both sound great
  • The sound is richer, bigger, clearer and just more energetic than any copy you've ever heard, guaranteed
  • 4 1/2 stars in the AMG: "Waiting on a Friend" and the vigorous rock & roll of the first side make Tattoo You an essential latter-day Stones album, ranking just a few notches below Some Girls."
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The Dixie Dregs
Dregs of the Earth

  (Item #: dixiedregs_1610) 

Our Price: $119.99
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  • Two wonderful Double Plus (A++) sides - huge, spacious and full of Tubey Magic
  • Outstanding energy and clarity, with the power and drive of a True Rock Jazz Fusion Demo Disc
  • Brilliant from start to finish, this is the only Dixie Dregs record with music and sound of this quality
  • A uniquely compelling fusion of virtuosic rock, jazz, country, prog and even classical music
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Tom Petty
Hard Promises

  (Item #: pettyhardp_1603s) 

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


  • A stunning pressing, with an incredible Triple Plus (A+++) side one and an excellent Double Plus side two
  • Side one is big, clean and clear with a punchy bottom end and wonderfully full vocals
  • Many copies can get thin and edgy -- especially on the vocals -- but not this one
  • "A tremendous set of songs and a unified sound that makes it one of Petty's finest records." --Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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Joe Jackson
Night and Day

  (Item #: jacksnight_1610) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Triple Triple! Top A+++ sound throughout - the biggest, clearest, richest, most musical of them all
  • This copy will beat whatever you play against it -- it's bigger, punchier and livelier than you ever imagined
  • From that opening big drum on 'Another World', you'll know this pressing has the Night and Day magic
  • Joe Jackson's masterpiece, Allmusic 4 1/2 stars: "...his blend of percolating Latin rhythms, jazzy horns and pianos, stylish synths, and splashy pop melodies uncannily feel like a bustling, glitzy evening in the big city."
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Steely Dan
Gaucho

  (Item #: steelgauch_1610_2) 

Our Price: $59.99

  • Two strong Hot Stamper sides, both giving you very solid, natural sound for this classic album
  • The sound is bigger, richer and livelier than most - the vinyl plays reasonably well
  • The final entry in the classic Steely Dan album catalog and one of their best sounding recordings
  • Babylon Sisters, Hey Nineteen and Time Out of Mind are the most well known songs, all certified classics in our opinion
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James Taylor
Dad Loves His Work

  (Item #: taylodadlo_1610) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • One of the best copies to ever hit the site - a shootout winning Triple Plus on side one mated to a killer Double Plus second side
  • Dramatically bigger, clearer and richer sounding than most, with a far more accurate and natural tonal balance
  • A favorite JT album and perhaps his most underrated, with a great set of songs including Stand and Fight and Summer's Here
  • 4 stars on Allmusic: "James Taylor bounced back from the spotty Flag with this all-original album led by his collaboration with J.D. Souther on "Her Town Too," his biggest pop hit since "Handy Man," and his biggest non-cover hit since his first, "Fire And Rain," in 1970."
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Joni Mitchell
Wild Things Run Fast

  (Item #: mitchwildt_1610) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides, this copy has Joni rockin' like you will not believe
  • The sound is spacious, open and powerful with present vocals and solid bass
  • Relatively quiet, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • "...her best album since the mid-'70s." - Allmusic - and famously on the TAS List
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Emmylou Harris
Roses In The Snow

  (Item #: harriroses_1610) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Two excellent sides rating at or near Double Plus (A++), with surprisingly musical, natural, relaxed sound
  • Emmylou's vocals are breathy with lots of texture, the stringed instruments have the proper amount of pluck and twang, and the bass is Right On The Money.
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl, a true Mint Minus throughout
  • 4 1/2 stars in Allmusic: "Combining acoustic bluegrass with traditional Appalachian melodies (and tossing one contemporary tune, Paul Simon's "The Boxer," into the mix), Roses in the Snow ranks among Emmylou Harris' riskiest — and most satisfying — gambits."
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Pink Floyd
The Final Cut

  (Item #: pinkffinal_1610) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • An exceptionally impressive Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, Double Plus (A++) on side two
  • Big, open and three-dimensional with fantastic richness and presence
  • A very tough Floyd album to find great sound for
  • Allmusic: "This has the texture of classic Pink Floyd, somewhere between the brooding sections of The Wall and the monolithic menace of Animals"
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Shorty Rogers Big Band
Jazz Waltz

  (Item #: rogerjazzw_1609) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Killer sound for this fun Big Band music, with Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides - open and clear, with solid bass throughout
  • This is swingin' West Coast jazz at its best. Of course, the arrangements are done in waltz time, but that doesn't keep them from swingin'
  • Engineered by the great Bones Howe, a man who knows Tubey Magic like practically no one else in the world
  • 4 Stars on Allmusic - this Discovery reissue from 1981 positively murders every original we've played
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Dire Straits
Brothers In Arms

  (Item #: diresbroth_1609) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides this is a killer copy from first note to last
  • The sound is huge and clear with superb energy and plenty of bottom end weight
  • So Far Away, Money For Nothing and Walk Of Life all sound great
  • "Dire Straits had never been so concise or pop-oriented, and it wore well on them." -- Allmusic, 4 stars
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Little Milton
We're Gonna Make It

  (Item #: miltowereg_1609) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • This Chess reissue had us digging its superb Double Plus (A++) sound and music
  • Clear, rich, natural sound, with no trace of "modern mastering" thank goodness
  • The title track spent three weeks at Number One on the R&B Charts - it's a classic
  • Allmusic raves: "Towering above it all, though, is Milton's powerful voice: a solid combination of gospel intensity and fluid phrasing that sprang from Roy Brown, moved through B.B. King, and found its way to both Bobby Bland and Milton, among others."
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Lee Konitz
Lee Konitz With Warne Marsh

  (Item #: konitwithw_1609) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides — full-bodied and natural
  • The 1956 mono sound by Tom Dowd is superb - the horns are very lively!
  • The All Tube Mono sound is as present, clear, full and rich as can be
  • "Their long melodic lines and unusual tones caused them to stand out from the crowd."-- Allmusic


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Neil Young
Hawks and Doves

  (Item #: younghawks_1609) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A very good pressing with Hot Stamper sound on both sides
  • Big and full with lots of presence and most of the tubey magic that's missing from the average copy
  • Quiet vinyl too -- both sides play Mint Minus
  • "Side two is quite brilliant, and unlike anything Young's ever done." Robert Christgau (A-)
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Crowded House
Crowded House

  (Item #: crowdcrowd_1609) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Excellent sound throughout with both sides rating a Double Plus (A++) grade or close to it
  • Crowded House's debut here is big, rich, smooth, natural and, above all, ANALOG.
  • The best sounding Crowded House album ever recorded? It gets our vote!
  • Great songs like Don't Dream It's Over, Something So Strong and World Where You Live
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Michael McDonald
If That's What It Takes

  (Item #: mcdoniftha_1609) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An killer copy, earning a strong Double Plus (A++) on both sides
  • Big sound with excellent clarity, tons of energy and a solid bottom end
  • Some of the best Pop Rock engineering of all time, courtesy of Lee Herschberg and Donn Landee
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "The bright spots make this essential."
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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Long After Dark

  (Item #: pettylonga_1608) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two excellent Double Plus (A++) sides, with sound that comes jumpin' out of the speakers
  • Exceptionally big, open and brimming with Petty's unique brand of rock and roll energy
  • You Got Lucky was the big hit on this album 4 Star Album from 1982
  • Rolling Stone raves "...overall, Long after Dark is Petty's most accomplished record."
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Phil Collins
Face Value

  (Item #: collifacev_1608) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Double Plus (A++) sound or better on both sides, making for one killer pressing
  • Big, full and dynamic with huge energy and a powerful bottom end
  • His most consistent songwriting and many of his biggest hits - In The Air Tonight sounds amazing here
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "Collins proves himself a passionate singer with a gift for both deeply felt ballads and snarling rockers."
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Tom Petty
Hard Promises

  (Item #: pettyhardp_1608_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An impressive copy, with strong Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides.
  • Punchy with big kick drum sound, also very smooth and rich
  • Recorded at Sound City, home to some of the greatest analog sound ever recorded
  • "A tremendous set of songs and a unified sound that makes it one of Petty's finest records." --Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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The Police
Ghost in the Machine

  (Item #: policghost_1608_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides makes this a great copy
  • Tubey and musical with a huge soundstage and the clarity these dense mixes require
  • Great songs: Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic, Invisible Sun, and more
  • Hugh Padgham took over engineering duties for this and The Police's next album - the quality of their recordings is much the better for it
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The Dixie Dregs
Dregs of the Earth

  (Item #: dixiedregs_1608) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Two amazing Triple Plus sides make up this 2-pack, with absolutely As Good As It Gets sonics
  • Huge and spacious, fully extended in both directions, and the kind of rich, Tubey Magical sound we never get enough of
  • The energy and clarity here are off the charts, with the size and power of a True Rock Jazz Fusion Demo Disc
  • Brilliant from start to finish, the only Dixie Dregs record with music and sound of this quality
  • A uniquely compelling fusion of virtuosic rock, jazz, country, prog and even classical music
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Level 42
World Machine

  (Item #: levelworld_1607) 

Our Price: $129.99
Sale Price: $99.00 (You save $30.99 / 24%)


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

  (Item #: lewissport_1607) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on the second side, Double to Triple (A++ to A+++) on the first
  • Really lively, present and spacious throughout, with richness and punch you don't hear too often on records from 1983
  • Full of big hits and they all sound great here: Heart Of Rock and Roll, I Want A New Drug, If This Is It...
  • "There's no denying that the craftmanship on Sports is pretty infectious" -- Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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Bonnie Raitt
Nick Of Time

  (Item #: raittnicko_1607_1) 

Our Price: $169.99

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