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White Hot Stamper

The Rolling Stones
Let It Bleed

  (Item #: rolliletit_1706_1) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side two and a better than Double Plus (A++ to A+++) side one, this copy is practically as good as it gets
  • Love In Vain on a copy like this is one of the best sounding Rolling Stones songs of all time - it's Demo Quality here
  • The acoustic guitar sound and the rich whomp of the snare proves that Glyn Johns is one of the Greatest Engineers who ever lived
  • Top 100, 5 stars on Allmusic - Jason McNeil of PopMatters wrote that Beggars Banquet and Let It Bleed are "...the two greatest albums the band’s (or anyone’s) ever made."
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Eric Clapton
Backless

  (Item #: claptbackl_1706) 

Our Price: $269.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side one and a Double Plus (A++) side two, this UK copy took top honors in our recent shootout
  • Some of the biggest, liveliest and most Tubey Magical Glyn Johns sound we heard in our shootout
  • Clapton really 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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Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin I

  (Item #: ledze1_1706) 

Our Price: $699.99

  • TRIPLE TRIPLE! A stunning pressing of Zep's debut with A+++ sound on both sides and fairly quiet vinyl
  • The sound is MASSIVE -- big, bold, lively and powerful with the kind of dynamics that bring out the best in this music
  • Demo Quality sound for a ton of Zep classics: Dazed and Confused, Good Times Bad Times, Babe I'm Gonna Leave You and more
  • 5 stars on Allmusic, BR Top 100, and one of the most important debut albums in all of rock and roll history
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The Police
Synchronicity

  (Item #: policsynch_1706) 

Our Price: $349.99

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

  (Item #: costetrust_1706) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • With two Triple Plus (A+++) Shootout Winning sides, this import pressing of Elvis's 1981 brilliant return to form simply could not be beat
  • 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 - we haven't had a copy with these grades in many, many years
  • 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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The Beatles
Let It Be

  (Item #: beatlletit_1706_1) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • A wonderful Shootout Winning copy with unbeatable Triple Plus (A+++) sound from beginning to end
  • There's no studio wizardry, no heavy-handed mastering, no phony EQ -- here is some of the most realistic, natural Beatles sound you can get
  • Truly great copies like this one make good on the promise that Let It Be is the sound of the greatest rock band of all time playing and singing their hearts out
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "...when the Beatles were in top form here, they were as good as ever."
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Sly and the Family Stone
Greatest Hits

  (Item #: slyangreat_1706) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • For only the second time in almost 10 years, a Triple Triple (A+++) shootout winning copy of this nearly perfect Sly record
  • Both sides here are stunning -- incredibly big, full and lively with plenty of Tubey Magic and a huge bottom end
  • Relatively quiet vinyl throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "Music is rarely as vivacious, vigorous, and vibrant as this ... simply a peerless singles collection." - All Music
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Janis Joplin
Pearl

  (Item #: joplipearl_1706_1) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Triple Triple (A+++)! Both sides here earned our top grade, making this an exceptionally strong copy of this all-time classic
  • Dramatically richer, fuller and punchier than the typical pressing - this one beat every other copy we played
  • Janis's vocals sound right here - smooth enough to let you crank this one up good and loud without the sound getting hard and edgy
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "Designed as a showcase for her powerhouse vocals... the results are magnificent"
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Brewer & Shipley
Down In L.A.

  (Item #: brewedowni_1608x) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

  (Item #: joplipearl_1706) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: tayloonema_1706) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • The best copy to hit the site in 2017! Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, Double Plus (A++) on side two
  • Big, rich and solid on both sides, with a more relaxed, musical quality, as well as the clarity that was missing from most of what we played
  • There is not a false note to be found on side one: it's brilliant from start to finish and side two is almost as good - we love the Abbey Road-like medley that makes up most of it
  • "Taylor turns in his best singing performance, running through the songs with fire, force, and enthusiasm, the qualities most notable by their absence on earlier recordings." Rolling Stone
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Jethro Tull
Aqualung

  (Item #: jethraqual_1706) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • A wildy impressive original pressing: Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side, Double Plus (A++) on the second
  • With a Triple Plus side one you get Demo Disc quality sound for the one-two punch of Aqualung and Cross-Eyed Mary
  • The sound is phenomenal from start to finish -- big, punchy, present, tubey and brimming with Rock and Roll energy
  • A Better Records Top 100 title that still floors us on the better copies, with sound that jumps from the speakers
  • 4 1/2 stars in the AMG: "[O]ne of the most cerebral albums ever to reach millions of rock listeners."
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Jethro Tull
This Was

  (Item #: jethrthisw_1706) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With two nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sides, this copy is close to the BEST we have ever heard bar none
  • We haven't had any copies of this album at all up since 2013, and no White Hot copies since 2008 - it's that tough to find
  • Guaranteed to soundly trounce any Pink Label Island original you have ever heard - these are the Hot Stampers
  • Melody Maker thoroughly recommended the album in 1968 for being "full of excitement and emotion" and described the band as a blues ensemble "influenced by jazz music" capable of setting "the audience on fire."
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Fleetwood Mac
Bare Trees

  (Item #: fleetbaret_1706) 

Our Price: $169.99

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

  (Item #: jethrthick_1612_1s) 

Our Price: $549.99
Sale Price: $449.00 (You save $100.99 / 18%)


  • Looking for an amazing (and relatively quiet!) copy of the best sounding Jethro Tull record? Look no further!
  • It's out of this world, with a Triple Plus (A+++) side one and a side two nearly as amazing at A++ to A+++
  • Phenomenal sound throughout -- incredibly rich, full and dynamic with tons of energy and superb transparency
  • Allmusic gives it 4 1/2 stars: "A masterpiece in the annals of progressive rock."
  • A Better Records Top 100 album and a stunning Demo Disc -- sure to be the best you've ever heard Tull sound!
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Queen
The Game

  (Item #: queenthega_1706) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Incredible Double to Triple Plus (A+++ to A++) sound on both sides; just shy of White Hot
  • 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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Eric Clapton
Backless

  (Item #: claptbackl_1610s) 

Our Price: $149.99
Sale Price: $119.00 (You save $30.99 / 21%)


  • 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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Cream
Disraeli Gears

  (Item #: creamdisra_1611s) 

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


  • A stunning copy, just shy of Triple Plus on side one (A++ to A+++) and nearly as strong on side two
  • Lively and clear with a solid bottom end and plenty of Tubey Magic, as well as much less grit and grain
  • Superb sound for classics like Strange Brew, Sunshine Of Your Love and Tales of Brave Ulysses - on true Mint Minus QUIET vinyl too
  • "...the imagination of the arrangements, the strength of the compositions, and especially the force of the musicianship make this album transcend its time." -- Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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Bad Company
Bad Company

  (Item #: badcobadco_1706) 

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 Beatles
Help

  (Item #: beatlhelp_1706) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This British stereo copy has big, rich, exceptionally musical Double Plus (A++) sound or better on both sides
  • It's lively and present, with excellent transparency -- this is the way The Beatles should sound
  • With jangly 12 string guitars, harmonically rich tambourines, and breathy vocals, this is a killer copy
  • Side one alone boasts 7 classics: Help!, The Night Before, You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away, I Need You, Another Girl, You’re Gonna Lose That Girl and Ticket to Ride - whew!
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White Hot Stamper

Rod Stewart
Never A Dull Moment

  (Item #: stewanever_1706) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A killer Triple Plus (A+++) side one and a Double Plus (A++) side two - rockin' the night away on both sides
  • Airy, open, and spacious - not quite what you'd expect from a bluesy British rock album like this, right?
  • Very well-recorded, full of great songs - this copy has the kind of sound that lets the music REALLY ROCK
  • Top 100, 5 stars in AMG, and simply "... a masterful record ... He never got quite this good ever again."
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The Rolling Stones
Let It Bleed

  (Item #: rolliletit_1706) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Two outstanding Double Plus (A++) sides - this copy ROCKS from start to finish
  • Love In Vain on a copy like this is one of the best sounding Rolling Stones songs of all time
  • The acoustic guitar sound and the rich whomp of the snare proves that Glyn Johns is one of the Greatest Engineers who ever lived
  • Top 100, 5 stars on Allmusic - Jason McNeil of PopMatters wrote that Beggars Banquet and Let It Bleed are "...the two greatest albums the band’s (or anyone’s) ever made."
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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Southern Accents

  (Item #: pettysouth_1707) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

Santana
Inner Secrets

  (Item #: santainner_1612s) 

Our Price: $249.99
Sale Price: $199.99 (You save $50.00 / 20%)


  • Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side and close (A++ to A+++) on the second, a monster from start to finish
  • This sleeper in the Santana canon boasts some of the best sound they ever recorded - a shockingly good Demo Disc
  • The guitars have plenty of bite, and no matter how loud they get, they never seem to strain
  • When the background vocals come in, they are wall to wall and sweet as honey, with no trace of grain or edge
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Paul Simon
Graceland

  (Item #: simongrace_1612_s) 

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


  • A killer shootout winning 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 really don't come quieter
  • 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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Bruce Springsteen
Darkness On The Edge Of Town

  (Item #: sprindarkn_1611x) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An amazing pressing of this Springsteen classic - Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, close behind on side two (A++ to A+++)
  • The background vocals absolutely jump out of the speakers. Track after track the life and energy get bigger and better
  • HUGE, punchy, lively and rockin' throughout - the piano was solid and weighty, and the Tubey Magic was obvious for all to hear
  • The followup to Born to Run here earned 4 1/2 stars at Allmusic: "Hard truths in hard rock settings."
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Bob Dylan & The Band
Before The Flood

  (Item #: dylanbefor_1706) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A KILLER copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on sides one and four and excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on sides two and three
  • The top sides here are out of this world -- bigger, fuller and livelier than anything you've heard
  • A great live album with plenty of well knows songs from the catalog of all these artists
  • "Without qualification, this is the craziest and strongest rock and roll ever recorded. All analogous live albums fall flat."
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Ambrosia
Ambrosia

  (Item #: ambroambro_1706_1) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Spectacular HUGE and POWERFUL sound from start to finish for this phenomenally well recorded album
  • Side one earned a Triple Plus (A+++) and side two was outstanding as well with a Double Plus (A++) grade for sound
  • Big Whomp Factor here - the bottom end is huge and punchy on this copy like nothing you've heard
  • A Better Records All Time Favorite & Top 100 Demo Disc: " Its songs skillfully blend strong melodic hooks and smooth vocal harmonies with music of an almost symphonic density."
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Super Hot Stamper

Derek and the Dominos
Layla

  (Item #: dereklayla_1706) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This copy delivers consistent, top quality sound - all four sides rated Double Plus (A++) or better, with reasonably quiet vinyl to boot
  • Some of our favorite Clapton songs are here: Bell Bottom Blues, Tell The Truth, Little Wing, Layla and Have You Ever Loved A Woman?
  • One of the most difficult albums to find great sound for, but a lot easier for us now that we know what to look for
  • Clapton's greatest album: "But what really makes Layla such a powerful record is that Clapton, ignoring the traditions that occasionally painted him into a corner, simply tears through these songs with burning, intense emotion."
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Stevie Ray Vaughan
Soul To Soul

  (Item #: vaughsoult_1706) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Off the charts "Triple Triple" (A+++) sound for this classic Electric Blues Guitar album - both sides earned our top grade of A+++
  • This is the best copy to hit the site in more than three years - good SRV albums are getting tough to find nowadays
  • A copy like this one soars above the pack because of its great energy; rich, solid bass; open top end; and freedom from smear and congestion
  • "[SRV] wanted to add soul and R&B inflections to his basic blues sound, and Soul to Soul does exactly that."
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Stephen Stills
Stephen Stills

  (Item #: stillsteph_1706) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side one and a better than Double Plus (A++ to A+++) side two, this copy is practically as good as it gets
  • Love the One You're With and Sit Yourself Down are to die for, but there's really not a bad track on the album
  • A triumph of engineering for Bill Halvorsen and Andy Johns - this and Deja Vu are the very definition of Big Production Rock
  • 4 1/2 stars in the AMG: "Listening to this album three decades on, it's still a jaw-dropping experience, the musical equal to Crosby, Stills & Nash or Déjà Vu, and only a shade less important than either of them."
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Roxy Music
Avalon

  (Item #: roxymavalo_1706) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • A stunning early UK pressing of this Roxy classic: Triple Plus (A+++) on both side - this is As Good As It Gets, folks!
  • Superb sound from start to finish -- full-bodied and warm with wonderfully sweet vocals
  • 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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Elton John
Honky Chateau

  (Item #: john_honky_1706) 

Our Price: $749.99

  • WOW! Just the third Triple Triple copy of this classic album to ever hit the site, and the first in over three years!
  • A monster A+++ Demo Disc -- the bottom end is superb, the top open and extended, the overall tonality rich and balanced
  • The vinyl is surprisingly quiet at Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus (we almost never find them like this!)
  • An amazing recording and a member of our Top 100 -- it's too bad we can so rarely find good copies!
  • Allmusic 5 stars: "The most focused and accomplished set of songs Elton John and Bernie Taupin ever wrote."
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Bryan Ferry
Bete Noire

  (Item #: ferrybeten_1611s) 

Our Price: $179.99
Sale Price: $149.00 (You save $30.99 / 17%)


  • 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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Phil Manzanera
Diamond Head

  (Item #: manzadiamo_1611x) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A Top Copy with 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 was close behind with Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound
  • 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
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "A terrific all-star affair that still holds up enormously well..."
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Kansas
Point of Know Return

  (Item #: kansapoint_1610s) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • 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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Frank Zappa
Waka/Jawaka

  (Item #: zappawakaj_1610s) 

Our Price: $169.99
Sale Price: $129.00 (You save $40.99 / 24%)


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

  (Item #: mccarbando_1706) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An outstanding British pressing with Double Plus (A++) sound quality throughout and fairly quiet vinyl
  • 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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Michael McDonald
If That's What It Takes

  (Item #: mcdoniftha_1706) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: buffechang_1706) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • The second Jimmy Buffett Hot Stamper to hit the site -- and you'll be shocked at how good it sounds!
  • Side one earned our top grade of Triple Plus (A+++), side two was a very strong Double Plus (A++)
  • This copy is rich and smooth with an impressive bottom end -- qualities that bring out the best in this music
  • An excellent recording -- Allmusic (4 stars) says "one reason Changes... is his best record yet is simply the sound"
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Peter Frampton
Frampton Comes Alive

  (Item #: frampframp_1706_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

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

  (Item #: sprinborni_1706_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An amazing copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second and Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • Incredibly big, present and super lively, just the right sound for this music; you'll have a hard time finding a copy that sounds better than this
  • Relatively quiet vinyl, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "... where Springsteen remembered that he was a rock & roll star, which is how a vastly increased public was happy to treat him."


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Eagles
On The Border

  (Item #: eagleonthe_1706) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • An incredible Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, Double Plus (A++) on side two
  • The sound is incredibly big, lively, open, rich and present with real extension both up top and down low
  • You Never Cry Like A Lover and The Best Of My Love have Glyn Johns DEMO DISC Sound
  • We're HUGE fans of the album here at Better Records; it's some of the most sophisticated, well-crafted, heartfelt music these guys ever made, and that's saying a lot
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Al Stewart
Year Of The Cat

  (Item #: stewayearo_1706) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A stunning Top Copy and the first Triple Triple (A+++) to hit the site in many years
  • This killer pressing knocked out everything we could throw at it on both sides
  • With engineering by Alan Parsons, the better pressings are every bit the Audiophile Demo Discs you remember
  • The best sides have Tubey Magical acoustic guitars, sweet vocals, huge amounts of space, breathtaking transparency, and so much more
  • Allmusic 4 1/2 stars: "A tremendous example of how good self-conscious progressive pop can be, given the right producer and songwriter -- and if you're a fan of either prog or pop and haven't given Al Stewart much thought, prepare to be enchanted."
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Rickie Lee Jones
Pirates

  (Item #: jonespirat_1706) 

Our Price: $349.99

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

  (Item #: simonpauls_1706) 

Our Price: $249.99

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

  (Item #: beatlahard_1610x) 

Our Price: $69.99

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

  (Item #: who__whosn_1706) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This Decca original Colorband pressing is really rockin', with Double Plus (A++) sound or better on both sides
  • Exceptionally rich, lively and present with a strong bottom, this is a great way to hear Who's Next
  • Talk about WHOMP -- here's the kind of record that will greatly reward a system with a killer bottom end
  • 5 stars in Allmusic, a Top 100 Title, and without question The Who's Rock Masterpiece
  • ...there's anger and sorrow, humor and regret, passion and tumult, all wrapped up in a blistering package where the rage is as affecting as the heartbreak."
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The Beatles
White Album

  (Item #: beatlwhite_1706) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • This British pressing earned consistently high Double Plus (A++) grades on all four sides
  • This copy of the Beatles' double album masterpiece is going to thrill and delight the lucky person who snags it.
  • Some of the most powerful and immersive Beatles sound you will ever hear -- we guarantee you will be KNOCKED OUT
  • "If there is still any doubt that Lennon and McCartney are the greatest song writers since Schubert, then next Friday - with the publication of the new Beatles double LP - should surely see the last vestiges of cultural snobbery and bourgeois prejudice swept away in a deluge of joyful music making..." Right On!
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The Beatles
Rubber Soul

  (Item #: beatlrubbe_1706) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

  (Item #: beatlletit_1706) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

  (Item #: beatlabbey_1706) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This copy gives you plenty of what's great about Abbey Road - the energy, the size, the musicality, they're all here
  • With Hot Stamper sound on both sides, this is an excellent pressing offered at a very attractive price
  • The Heavy Vinyl is a fat, dull, lifeless joke next to the real British Parlophone LP we're offering here
  • A Better Records Top 100 album, 5 stars on Allmusic, and the greatest Swan Song Ever Recorded
  • "Whether Abbey Road is the Beatles' best work is debatable, but it's certainly the most immaculately produced (with the possible exception of Sgt. Pepper) and most tightly constructed."
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The Beatles
Revolver

  (Item #: beatlrevol_1706) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: beatlpleas_1706) 

Our Price: $79.99

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

  (Item #: beatlahard_1706) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Here's a stunning pressing, bursting with Fab Four energy and enthusiam
  • A Triple Plus (A+++) side two backed with an excellent Double Plus (A++) side one - big, spacious and absolutely jumping out of the speakers
  • This one gets the heart of the music right - the vocals - and that's what makes The Beatles FUN to listen to
  • 100% Lennon-McCartney originals: "Decades after its original release, its punchy blend of propulsive rhythms, jangly guitars, and infectious, singalong melodies is remarkably fresh." AMG 5 Stars
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Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac

  (Item #: fleetfleet_1706) 

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
  • Far and away, their best sounding album - the sound is tubey like no other
  • Relatively quiet at Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus -- these are tough to find any cleaner
  • 5 Stars in AMG - a Better Records Rock and Pop Top 100 Album
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Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Tarkus

  (Item #: emerstarku_1706) 

Our Price: $299.99

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

  (Item #: bowiehunky_1706) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An outstanding copy! Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or very close to it on both sides
  • The best sounding tracks are Demo Quality -- Queen Bitch is a KNOCKOUT here
  • Relatively quiet vinyl (M- to M-- throughout), most copies we find don't play nearly this well
  • "A touchstone for reinterpreting pop's traditions into fresh, postmodern pop music." -- Allmusic, 5 stars
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Joni Mitchell
Court and Spark

  (Item #: mitchcourt_1706) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • An incredible sounding copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side and Double Plus (A++) on the second
  • The sound is rich, warm and Tubey Magical with a nice extended top end and plenty of presence
  • One of our very favorite Joni albums here at Better Records, and probably her Best Sounding Album
  • "[A] remarkably deft fusion of folk, pop, and jazz ... the music is smart, smooth, and assured from the first note to the last." - AMG 5 Stars
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Neil Young
Comes A Time

  (Item #: youngcomes_1706_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

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

  (Item #: grateworki_1706) 

Our Price: $249.99

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

  (Item #: grateameri_1706) 

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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Warren Zevon
Excitable Boy

  (Item #: zevonexcit_1610x) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

  (Item #: frampframp_1706) 

Our Price: $169.99

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

  (Item #: frampwindo_1706) 

Our Price: $199.99

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

  (Item #: pinkfthewa_1706) 

Our Price: $279.99

  • An excellent copy, with Double Plus (A++) sound or better on all four sides and relatively quiet vinyl to boot
  • Buzzing helicopters, ringing telephones, clicking typewriters and so on happen RIGHT THERE in the room with you
  • James Guthrie labored mightily to make this one as big, bold and immersive as any Prog Rock recording we know of - and succeeded brilliantly
  • Rock & Pop Top 100 , 4 1/2 stars in the AMG, and proof that analog in 1979 could still be amazing
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Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel

  (Item #: gabrigabr3_1706) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • An absolutely incredible copy with both sides rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or very close to it
  • If you're a fan of this album your mind is going to be BLOWN by the amazing sound of this 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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Rush
Permanent Waves

  (Item #: rush_perma_1611s) 

Our Price: $299.99
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  • 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 Police
Ghost in the Machine

  (Item #: policghost_1608x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • 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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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Deja Vu

  (Item #: crosbdejav_1706) 

Our Price: $749.99

  • A stunning copy that is guaranteed to blow your mind; each side rates a Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it
  • 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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Cat Stevens
Tea for the Tillerman

  (Item #: steveteafo_1706) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • 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
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Cat Stevens
Teaser & The Firecat

  (Item #: stevetease_1706_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

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

  (Item #: thomphokey_1706) 

Our Price: $199.99

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

  (Item #: allmaeatap_1706) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • One of the better copies to ever hit the site - Triple Plus (A+++) on two sides and Double Plus (A++) or better on the other two
  • These Shootout Winning sides have the kind of immediacy that will put these crazy southern rockers right in your living room
  • Songs on the Triple Plus sides include all the hits - Melissa, One Way Out, Blue Sky, Ain't Wastin' Time No More...
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "The record showcases the Allmans at their peak .. proof of Duane Allman's immense talents and contribution to the band."
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Deja Vu

  (Item #: crosbdejav_1705) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Hot Stamper sound on both sides for this, the final Grand Musical Statement from the band
  • The sound on this pressing is big, present, lively and clear; the vinyl is relatively quiet
  • 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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Van Morrison
Tupelo Honey

  (Item #: morritupel_1705) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Very good Hot Stamper sound on both sides - richer, fuller and more natural than most
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic and featuring some of Stephen Barncard's best engineering
  • Classic 1971 Van Morrison, with tracks like Wild Night, Tupelo Honey, I Wanna Roo You and When That Evening Sun Goes Down
  • Dave Marsh called it "the perfect album for Van... There isn't a bad cut on it, of that I'm really sure."
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Simon & Garfunkel
Wednesday Morning 3 A.M.

  (Item #: simonwedne_1705) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • Excellent sound from the first note to the last; both sides here rated a solid Double Plus (A++)
  • The overall sound is clean, clear, open and spacious with a big bottom end and lovely breathy vocals
  • You won't find this kind of transparency or clarity on the typical pressing
  • Their one true Folk Duo album, featuring the original version of The Sound Of Silence
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Joe Jackson
Body and Soul

  (Item #: jacksbodya_1705) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Only the third copy to ever hit the site and it's killer, with a Double to Triple Plus (A++ - A+++) side one and a Double Plus (A++) side two
  • Big, clean and clear, with far more bass than the average 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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U2
War

  (Item #: u2___war_1705_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

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

  (Item #: kristsilve_1705) 

Our Price: $199.99

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

  (Item #: pettylonga_1705) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Incredible sound with each side rating a Triple Plus (A+++) sonic grade so something very close to it
  • Rich and full-bodied with tight bass, 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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Hall and Oates
Abandoned Luncheonette

  (Item #: hallaaband_1705) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Two excellent sides each rating a solid Double Plus (A++) or better
  • Both sides here are big and full with tons of detail and a huge bottom end
  • A Better Records favorite (Top 100 of course) and an absolute thrill when it sounds like this!
  • 5 stars in the All Music guide: "Sleek, soul-inflected pop/rock"; features the big hit She's Gone
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James Taylor
Dad Loves His Work

  (Item #: taylodadlo_1705) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • One of the best copies to ever hit the site - a shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) side two mated to a killer Double Plus (A++) first 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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Little Feat
Feats Don’t Fail Me Now

  (Item #: littlfeats_1705) 

Our Price: $249.99

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

  (Item #: donovincon_1705_2) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Both sides here earned strong Double Plus (A++) grades and played pretty darn quiet for this title
  • A shockingly well recorded live set, so REAL and natural, with some of Donovan's best songs played with real feeling
  • This early Epic stereo pressing is the only way to hear the MIDRANGE MAGIC that’s missing from modern records
  • Allmusic 4 1/2 stars "The only album that comes close to having the flow of this concert was the studio recording of Van Morrison's Astral Weeks ... One of the great live albums of the '60s."
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The Band
Rock Of Ages

  (Item #: band_rocko_1705) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An excellent copy with all four sides rating a solid Double Plus (A++)
  • 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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The Eagles
One Of These Nights

  (Item #: eagleoneof_1705_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: traffjohnb_1705) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy of this Traffic Classic with Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Both sides here are clean, clear, rich and full with tons of energy and bottom end weight
  • Arguably their best album in our opinion; certainly the most groundbreaking, original and involving
  • "...the band sounds utterly grounded. As the grooves percolate effortlessly along, it becomes clear that unity, not any technical skill, is what makes the music levitate."
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Supertramp
Crisis? What Crisis?

  (Item #: supercrisi_1705) 

Our Price: $199.99

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

  (Item #: u2___octob_1705_2) 

Our Price: $179.99

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

  (Item #: eagleeagle_1705) 

Our Price: $299.99

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

  (Item #: beatlsgtpe_1705) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: ledze4_1705_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • An outstanding Hard Rockin' Zep IV with excellent Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides
  • This copy is dramatically fuller and smoother than most, making it possible to get the volume up good and high where it belongs
  • Black Dog, Rock & Roll, Stairway, When the Levee Breaks and the rest - all sound better than you've ever heard them, guaranteed
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "Zeppelin fuse their majestic hard rock with a mystical, rural English folk that gives the record an epic scope."
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U2
The Unforgettable Fire

  (Item #: u2___unfor_1705_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

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

  (Item #: waterprosa_1705) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Two incredibly good sides both rating a solid Double Plus (A++)
  • Both sides here are super big, full and dynamic with plenty of bottom end weight and energy
  • Only the second copy to hit the site in a few years, this is a tough one to come by
  • Allmusic, 4 stars: "...continues to showcase Waters' unprecedented knack of addressing his darkest thoughts and conceptions in a most extraordinary fashion."
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Frank Zappa
Cruising With Ruben & The Jets

  (Item #: zappacruis_1705) 

Our Price: $249.99

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

  (Item #: bowiealadd_1705_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Only the second copy to ever hit the site; this one is superb throughout with each side rating a Double Plus (A++)
  • Both sides here are big, bold and lively with deep punchy bass and excellent clarity
  • About as quiet as we can find them -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "... there's a wealth of classic material here..." - All Music
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Joni Mitchell
Miles of Aisles

  (Item #: mitchmiles_1610s) 

Our Price: $299.99
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  • A Top Copy, with sides one, two and three rating at or near Triple Plus (A+++) - this is as good as it gets, folks!
  • The sound here is exceptionally rich and warm with huge amounts of space and breathy presence on her vocals
  • Joni reworks all her material here, giving the songs new arrangements and making them sound fresh again
  • "It's a strong album of her best songs performed mostly informally... Much of the material here is beautiful, replete with the patented Mitchell tension. And a word for engineer Henry Lewy—the sound is terrific, the best reproduced concert album I've heard." Rolling Stone
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The Faces
A Nod Is As Good As A Wink

  (Item #: facesanodi_1705) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two Double Plus (A++) sides mean The Faces are rockin' their asses off on this copy
  • Punchy, solid and rich all the way through, with driving energy like nothing you've ever heard from the band
  • A wonderful Glyn Johns recording that really rocks - as a bonus, this is one of the quietest copies we've found lately
  • Allmusic 5 stars: it "doesn't feel cobbled together and it serves up tremendous song after tremendous song."
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Dire Straits
Love Over Gold

  (Item #: diresloveo_1705) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An excellent sounding copy with both sides rating a solid Double Plus (A++) or better
  • Both sides are clean, clear and open with deep punchy bass and plenty of energy and presence
  • Relatively quiet surfaces - it's very tough to find these vintage UK pressings any quieter
  • "Certainly a quantum leap from the organic R&B impressionism of the band's early LPs and the gripping short stories of Making Movies, Love Over Gold is an ambitious, sometimes difficult record that is exhilarating in its successes and, at the very least, fascinating in its indulgences." - Rolling Stone
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