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Super Hot Stamper

Donovan
In Concert

  (Item #: donovincon_1701_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A wonderful copy of this excellent live recording, full of great material
  • Both sides here earned strong Double Plus (A++) grades and played very quiet for this title
  • A copy like this gives you excellent immediacy, wonderful transparency and a seriously strong bottom end
  • "One of the great live albums of the '60s." -- Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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Billy Joel
52nd Street

  (Item #: joel_52nds_1701_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or better on both sides of this copy, the best sounding album Billy Joel ever made
  • The sound is rich, smooth, and full -- you'll have a hard time finding a better sounding pressing on the planet
  • 4 stars on Allmusic, Grammy award for Album of the Year, and musically Billy Joel's best group of songs
  • "...he dazzles with his melodic skills and his enthusiastic performances."
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Frank Zappa
Fillmore East - June 1971

  (Item #: zappafillm_1701_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A very good sounding copy, with both sides earning excellent Hot Stamper grades and with quiet vinyl to boot
  • Side one has some of the strongest, funniest, most politically incorrect material: The Mud Shark, What Kind of Girl Do You Think We Are? and Bwana Dik
  • When you can hear it right this is an incredibly fun live album with surprisingly good sound
  • Thanks god Flo and Eddie (AKA The Turtles) have the vocal chops and then some to pull off this hilarious comic opera
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Frank Zappa
Fillmore East - June 1971

  (Item #: zappafillm_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Superb sound from start to finish - Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • Side one has some of the strongest, funniest, most politically incorrect material: The Mud Shark, What Kind of Girl Do You Think We Are? and Bwana Dik
  • When you can hear it right this is an incredibly fun live album with surprisingly good sound
  • Thanks god Flo and Eddie (AKA The Turtles) have the vocal chops and then some to pull off this hilarious comic opera
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The Doobie Bros.
Takin’ It To The Streets

  (Item #: doobitakin_1701_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: ronstsimpl_1701) 

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


  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) grades for Linda's best sounding recording -- the only one of hers on our Top 100
  • The sound is lively and present with big punchy drums - we love Val Garay's engineering!
  • Great energy and killer musicianship characterize practically every track on this wonderful record
  • "The consistently adventurous material and Ronstadt's powerful performance makes the record rival Heart Like a Wheel in sheer overall quality."
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The Doobie Bros.
Minute By Minute

  (Item #: doobiminut_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Double Plus (A++) on side one, and nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on side two - this is a big, rich, killer sounding copy
  • Open Your Eyes, What A Fool Believes and the title track all sound wonderful here
  • The sound is dramatically bigger, richer, livelier and smoother than most of the copies out there
  • An Audiophile Quality Pop Music Production as close to perfect as one can ask for, thanks to Ted Templeman and Donn Landee
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Steve Miller Band
Book Of Dreams

  (Item #: millebooko_1701) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides and fairly quiet vinyl make this a Must Own
  • Present and lively with full-bodied tonality, only the right originals give you this kind of sound
  • Jet Airliner, Swingtown, Jungle Love and Sacrifice all sound the way they should - ROCKIN'
  • 4 stars in Allmusic: "...this is a highlight of the '70s classic rock era and one of Miller's finest releases."
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Blondie
Parallel Lines

  (Item #: blondparal_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: byrdsbyrds_1701) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • The Byrds reunion album from 1973 returns to the site, and the sound is outstanding with Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides
  • Rich, tubey, solid, with tight, note-like bass, what early Byrds record sounds this good?
  • Top quality covers of great songs by Joni Mitchell (For Free) and Neil Young (Cowgirl in the Sand, See the Sky About to Rain)
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Wings
At the Speed of Sound

  (Item #: mccaratthe_1701) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • This original domestic pressing has Hot Stamper sound on both sides and is guaranteed to beat whatever you throw at it
  • This copy plays about as quiet as we can find them - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • The big hits Let 'Em In and Silly Love Songs are musical, with reasonably good body and weight
  • "A full-band effort, where everybody gets a chance to sing, and even contribute a song." -- Allmusic
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The Byrds
Younger Than Yesterday

  (Item #: byrdsyoung_1701_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This stereo pressing has very good sound, especially for a Byrds album from 1967
  • Balanced, clear and lively, with less distortion and edge than most copies you might have heard
  • So You Want to Be a Rock 'N'Roll Star, My Back Pages and Have You Seen Her Face are all here
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "David Crosby, Roger McGuinn, and especially Chris Hillman come into their own as songwriters on an eclectic but focused set blending folk-rock, psychedelia, and early country-rock."
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Chicago
Chicago V

  (Item #: chicachicaV_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Superb Big and Bold Chicago sound can be heard on both of these Double Plus (A++) or better sides - quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is especially rich, full and warm, with big bass, lively brass and multi-tracked vocals that are breathy and clear
  • 4 stars on Allmusic and one of their best sounding albums, the last to be recorded at Columbia's famed 30th Street studios
  • Their first Number One, and The Biggest Selling Album of 1972 (!), spending nine weeks at the top of the charts
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Frank Zappa
Burnt Weeny Sandwich

  (Item #: zappaburnt_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Exceptionally good Double Plus (A++) sound quality and Flo and Eddie on vocals make this a Must Own Zappa album from 1970
  • This copy has solid bass and body, incredible richness and BIG punchy drums -- the music really comes to LIFE here
  • One of Frank Zappa’s more interesting releases, with a combination of groundbreaking live and studio material, like Chunga's and Weasels
  • Allmusic 4 1/2 Stars: "The best material is represented by 'Holiday in Berlin,' a theme that would become central to the music of 200 Motels, and 'The Little House I Used to Live In,' including a virtuoso piano solo by Ian Underwood."
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Jackson Browne
The Pretender

  (Item #: brownprete_1701_1) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides make this a Pretender that will rock with the best of them
  • One of the all time great rock / pop Demo Discs -- the best copies are so rich and full-bodied they make most rock records sound positively anemic
  • Five Stars in Rolling Stone, one of their Top 500 Albums, and a true classic from 1976
  • Without a doubt the best sounding record Jackson Browne ever made - this is the pressing that backs up everything we say and more
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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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Talking Heads
More Songs About Buildings and Food

  (Item #: talkimores_1701_1) 

Our Price: $89.99

  • A great sounding copy of this classic album with both sides rating between a Single and Double Plus (A+ to A++)
  • The sound is rich, full and lively with great energy
  • 5 stars on Allmusic and without a doubt the band's Masterpiece - Art School Rock that's fun
  • Eno produced, Rhett Davies engineered, every track is (psycho) killer - a Must Own from 1978
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Steely Dan
Katy Lied

  (Item #: steelkatyl_1701) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Excellent Hot Stamper sound on both sides - you have never heard a better copy, guaranteed
  • This copy has the all-important rock energy we look for, although rocking is not quite what Steely Dan are up to on Katy Lied
  • Take it from Steely Dan: "The sound created by musicians and singers is reproduced as faithfully as possible, and special care is taken to preserve the band-width and transient response of each performance."
  • 5 Stars in AMG "Each song is given a glossy sheen, one that accentuates not only the stronger pop hooks, but also the precise technical skill of the professional musicians drafted to play the solos."
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The Allman Brothers
Brothers and Sisters

  (Item #: allmabroth_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A very strong copy, with each side clocking in at Double Plus (A++) and pressed on fairly quiet vinyl
  • Dramatically better than the typical pressing -- super lively, full-bodied and clear with real extension up top and down low
  • An incredibly tough album to find good sound for - most of what we played was a mess
  • 4 stars on Allmusic and the band's commercial peak, featuring great songs including Ramblin' Man and Jessica
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Santana
Santana (III)

  (Item #: santasanta3_1701_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This Must Own Santana classic (their third in as many years) has two Hot Stamper sides on reasonably quiet vinyl
  • The 3 big hits show the band at their best: No One To Depend On, Everybody's Everything and Everything's Coming Our Way
  • Lots of Tubey Magic on this recording - some of the best sound the band achieved in the studio
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "It's an album that has aged extremely well due to its spare production (by Carlos and the band) and its live sound. This is essential Santana, a record that deserves to be reconsidered in light of its lasting abundance and vision."
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Santana
Santana (III)

  (Item #: santasanta3_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two excellent Double Plus (A++) sides - lively and transparent with punchy drums and big guitars
  • 3 big hits that sound amazing here: No One To Depend On, Everybody's Everything and Everything's Coming Our Way
  • Surprising amounts of Tubey Magic on this recording - some of the best sound the band achieved in the studio
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "This is essential Santana, a record that deserves to be reconsidered in light of its lasting abundance and vision."
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Talking Heads
Fear of Music

  (Item #: talkifearo_1701) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Killer Hot Stamper sound for this great Talking Heads LP, Double Plus (A++) on from start to finish
  • A tough album to come by with sound like this, which is why it's so rarely on the site
  • Along with this album, More Songs About Buildings And Food, Remain In Light, and Little Creatures are all works of genius
  • "Its better songs are as good as any Talking Heads ever did" -- Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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Van Morrison
Tupelo Honey

  (Item #: morritupel_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound all around - rich, full and natural
  • There's real presence and solidity to Van's breathy, front and center vocals on this copy
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic and featuring some of Stephen Barncard's best engineering
  • Relatively quiet vinyl - this is an album that's getting tough to find in clean condition these days
  • 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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Van Morrison
His Band And Street Choir

  (Item #: morrihisba_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A killer Double Plus (A++) copy of this great sounding, underrated Van Morrison album
  • The material is top-notch - Domino, Crazy Face, Blue Money and other classics are all here
  • The best sounding Van Morrison album, a Top 100 title, with classic 1970 Analog sound
  • "As "Domino" opens the album with a show of strength. "Street Choir" closes it with a burst of both musical and poetic energy which is not only better than anything else on the album but may well be one of Van's two or three finest songs." Rolling Stone
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Supertramp
Crime of the Century

  (Item #: supercrime_1701) 

Our Price: $89.99

  • An excellent pressing that really lets this powerful concept album come to life
  • Ken Scott's recording masterpiece, an album to rival the best you've heard
  • Clearly the band's Masterpiece as well, and a longtime member of our Rock & Pop Top 100
  • "...a huge leap forward for the group and their most consistent album outside of that 1979 masterwork, Breakfast in America."
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Jimi Hendrix
Axis: Bold As Love

  (Item #: hendraxisb_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Great sound for this album is TOUGH to come by - here both sides are getting this music right
  • Big, rich and lively sound -- a sizable step up from most pressings
  • Spanish Castle Magic, Little Wing and Castles Made Of Sand all sound great
  • 5 stars on Allmusic and an album that just KILLS on a Hot Stamper like this
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Kansas
Leftoverture

  (Item #: kansalefto_1701) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • An excellent copy that earned the seriously good grades of Double Plus (A++) on both sides
  • This record has the Big Rock Guitar Sound we love here at Better Records
  • Plenty of energy and a tight, well-defined bottom - Carry On My Wayward Son sounds fantastic
  • Rolling Stone in '77 raved it's "Undoubtedly their finest album..."
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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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Boz Scaggs
Slow Dancer

  (Item #: scaggslowd_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Both sides here are rated Double Plus (A++) or better - this Blue Eyed Soul Music is working its magic
  • The brass is lively, the strings sweetly textured, the bass prodigious - what's not to like?
  • The better copies like this one have choruses that get big and loud without straining
  • Allmusic raves that "Slow Dancer features just as many catchy melodic tunes..." as Silk Degrees
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Paul Simon
Paul Simon

  (Item #: simonpauls_1608s) 

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


  • A great copy of Simon's debut, Double Plus (A++) on both sides
  • Full and rich with huge bass and amazing clarity on the vocals and guitars
  • Amazing sound for classic songs including Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard and Mother and Child Reunion
  • 5 Stars: "Most of the album had a low-key feel, with Simon on acoustic guitar singing a group of informal, intimate, funny, and closely observed songs (among them the lively Top 40 hit "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard")."
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Paul Simon
Still Crazy After All These Years

  (Item #: simonstill_1610s) 

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


  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - a strong copy of Simon's hit third solo album
  • A tough record to find with good sound -- most copies are not as smooth and rich as this one
  • Clear, transparent and lively throughout, and the vinyl about as quiet as we can find it
  • Featuring the classic title track, Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover, Gone at Last and the lovely ballad You're Kind
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The Beatles
With The Beatles

  (Item #: beatlwitht_1701) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • This British Parlophone pressing of The Beatles second album earned seriously good Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides
  • The early Parlophone pressings are consistently smaller, harder, grittier, edgier and just plain more crude than a copy like this
  • Looking for the best sound? Try Till There Was You on side one and You Really Got A Hold On Me on the flipside
  • Allmusic 5 Stars: "It was clear that, even at this early stage, the Beatles were rapidly maturing and changing, turning into expert craftsmen and musical innovators."
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Neil Young
Comes A Time

  (Item #: youngcomes_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent copy, with Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides - quiet vinyl too
  • Drop the needle on Comes A Time or Look Out For My Love and hear how rich and warm the sound is
  • A Top 100 title - the best copies of Comes a Time are right up there with the best recordings in Neil's catalog. That's saying a lot
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Comes a Time finally was the Neil Young album for the millions of fans who had loved Harvest"
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Neil Young
Rust Never Sleeps

  (Item #: youngrustn_1605s) 

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


  • Double Plus (A++) or better on both sides, making this one of the better copies we've heard in quite a while
  • It's not easy to find copies that get both the quieter, acoustic material and the big, rockin' Crazy Horse stuff right, but this one did
  • There's a mark on side one (Thrasher) that makes some ticks, so we're offering this copy at a serious discount
  • 5 stars: "His strongest collection since Tonight's the Night, its obvious antecedent was Bob Dylan's Bringing It All Back Home, and, as Dylan did, Young divided his record into acoustic and electric sides while filling his songs with wildly imaginative imagery."
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John Lennon
Walls and Bridges

  (Item #: lennowalls_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Side two is killer with nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound - it came very close to winning our shootout
  • Side one is outstanding as well at Double Plus (A++) - it's balanced and lively
  • These early British pressings are the only way to go - the domestic pressings are clearly made from dubs
  • "...the best moments come when Lennon is more open with his emotions, like on "Going Down on Love," "Steel and Glass," and the beautiful, soaring 'No. 9 Dream.'"
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Blood, Sweat & Tears
Child is Father to the Man

  (Item #: bloodchild_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: fleetbaret_1701) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

  (Item #: coodeintot_1608s) 

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


  • An amazing near Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side two backed with an excellent side one
  • Ry digs up a wonderful sampling of Dust Bowl-era songs that would otherwise have been lost to history
  • When the man picks up an instrument -- principally guitar and mandolin on this album -- he sure can play the heck out of it
  • "This is a must for those who love instrumental virtuosity... or just plain good music." — AMG 4 1/2 stars
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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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Linda Ronstadt
Simple Dreams

  (Item #: ronstsimpl_1612) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) grades for Linda's best sounding recording -- her only Top 100 album
  • The sound is lively and present with big punchy drums - we love Val Garay's engineering!
  • Great energy and killer musicianship characterize practically every track on this wonderful record
  • "The consistently adventurous material and Ronstadt's powerful performance makes the record rival Heart Like a Wheel in sheer overall quality."
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Alan Parsons Project
Tales of Mystery & Imagination

  (Item #: parsotales_1612) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • An amazingly well produced album - these two Double Plus (A++) sides or close to it are proof positive
  • Full-bodied sound, with amazing deep bass in particular - the bottom end is awesome here
  • A longtime audiophile favorite that made the TAS Super Disc List for its excellent sonics
  • "[A]n extremely mesmerizing aural journey through some of Edgar Allan Poe's most renowned works. With the use of synthesizers, drums, guitar, and even a glockenspiel, Parsons' shivering effects make way for an eerie excursion into Poe's well-known classics."
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Al Stewart
Year Of The Cat

  (Item #: stewayearo_1612) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding copy of a great album with both sides rating Double Plus (A++) for sound
  • 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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America
Homecoming

  (Item #: amerihomec_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy of America's second album, boasting Double Plus (A++) or better sound on both sides
  • The is a wonderful original pressing - big and rich with excellent transparency and breathy vocals
  • Some of the most tubey, warm acoustic guitar reproduction you could ever ask for -- this is the sound of real analog!
  • Ventura Highway sounds amazing here, as does everything else; it's a Demo Disc for acoustic guitars and vocals
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The Beatles
Please Please Me

  (Item #: beatlpleas_1612_1) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • This British stereo pressing offers excellent Hot Stamper sound for both sides of the boy's debut, on quiet vinyl
  • 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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Bloomfield-Kooper-Stills
Super Session

  (Item #: bloomsuper_1612) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

  (Item #: john_elton_1608s) 

Our Price: $79.99
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  • Two very good sides, each rating a very respectable Hot Stamper grade
  • Both sides are big and lively throughout, but a bit noisier than we would have liked
  • A Better Records Top 100 album - amazing string arrangements by Paul Buckmaster
  • Allmusic 4 1/2 stars: "Remains one of his best records."
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The Rolling Stones
Some Girls

  (Item #: rollisomeg_1611s) 

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


  • Both sides of this Rolling Stones album from 1978 have excellent Hot Stamper sound
  • Both sides here are relatively quiet — Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • Great songs - Miss You, Beast of Burden and Shattered, sounding surprisingly good here
  • 5 Stars on Allmusic: "Some Girls may not have the back-street aggression of their '60s records, or the majestic, drugged-out murk of their early-'70s work, but its brand of glitzy, decadent hard rock still makes it a definitive Stones album."
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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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Gerry Rafferty
City To City

  (Item #: raffecityt_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent sound from start to finish on this early British pressing of Rafferty's Must Own Classic
  • Side one earned an outstanding grade of Double Plus A++ and side two was close behind
  • You won't believe how rich, Tubey Magical, big, undistorted and present this copy is - Baker Street on this side one sounds amazing!
  • Allmusic 4 1/2 stars: "Rafferty's turns of phrase and tight composition skills create a fresh sound and perspective all his own... resulting in a classic platter buoyed by many moments of sheer genius."
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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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The Beatles
Please Please Me

  (Item #: beatlpleas_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: beatlletit_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: littltimel_1612) 

Our Price: $59.99

  • Very good Hot Stamper sound on both sides of this copy - a favorite Little Feat album
  • Maybe the band's best recording, here sounding big and rich, with fat, punchy drums
  • The title track has Demonstration Quality Sound - the soundstage is huge and the multi-tracked vocal parts are energetic and clear
  • A classic Ted Templeman / Donn Landee production - sweet, open, smooth, rich ANALOG sound for the pickiest of audiophiles
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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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Joe Cocker
Joe Cocker

  (Item #: cockejoeco_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A Killer Copy of Joe Cocker's patented Blue Eyed Soul Album, rating an outstanding grade of Double Plus (A++) on both sides
  • The sound here is exceptionally lively, full-bodied and smooth - this is the right sound for this music
  • Pardon Me Sir; High Time We Went and Black-Eyed Blues, Midnight Rider; Do Right Woman, Do Right Man and St. James Infirmary - so many of his best songs
  • "With "St. James' Infirmary," Joe Cocker has moved into a whole different sphere of musical activity, far distant from the rip-roaring anarchism of the Mad Dogs ... This album is, when all be said and done, riddled with meaningful soul." -- Rolling Stone
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Neil Diamond
Tap Root Manuscript

  (Item #: diamotapro_1612) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Double Plus (A++) on side two, nearly as good on side one - overall this is an excellent copy
  • Cracklin' Rosie here is Neil's first Number One hit, with backup (and near-guaranteed success) by the Wrecking Crew
  • Side two is a suite with a lovely children's chorus and fascinating African instruments and rhythms
  • AMG 4 Stars: "... this album confirmed Diamond's breakthrough as a recording star."
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The Beatles
A Hard Day’s Night

  (Item #: beatlahard_1612_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: santainner_1612_2) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Superb Big and Bold Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides on reasonably quiet vinyl
  • Power and energy are what make this album a true Demo Disc in the world of rock, and this copy has plenty of both
  • A sleeper in the Santana canon that boasts some of the best sound the band ever put to vinyl -- shockingly good sound
  • Top tracks here include three of their biggest barnburners: Dealer (Traffic), Stormy and Well...All Right (Blind Faith)
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Linda Ronstadt
Don’t Cry Now

  (Item #: ronstdontc_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This 2-pack has a Triple Plus (A+++) side two and a side one that's right up there with it
  • Transparency and presence here are top notch - the piano and vocals are amazingly real
  • We love her heartfelt interpretations of Desperado and Sail Away
  • Linda really belts it out on this album -- face it, it's what she does best -- and only the rarest copies allow you to turn up the volume good and loud and let her do her thing
  • Rolling Stone raves it's "the Ronstadt album for which we've been waiting."
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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Damn the Torpedoes

  (Item #: pettydamnt_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding hard rockin' pressing, earning Double Plus (A++) grades sound on both sides
  • Credit for the tremendous presence and energy of the recording goes to the brilliant engineer Shelly Yakus
  • Damn the Torpedoes is, simply put, the best sounding Tom Petty album we have ever played
  • Tons of hits too: Refugee, Here Comes My Girl, and my favorite of the bunch, Don't Do Me Like That
  • A 5 star album on Allmusic: "Few mainstream rock albums of the late '70s and early '80s were quite as strong as this...."
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Harry Nilsson
Nilsson Sings Newman

  (Item #: nilssnilss_1612) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Two excellent sides with each rating a Double Plus (A++) or close to it
  • The sound is clean, clear and spacious, yet rich, sweet and natural
  • Nilsson's vocals sound just right, and Randy Newman's songwriting is as sharp as ever
  • Allmusic 4 1/2 stars: "A masterpiece is what this is, albeit a subtle, graceful masterpiece"
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Randy Newman
Little Criminals

  (Item #: newmalittl_1606_2s) 

Our Price: $99.99
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  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on side one — lively and present
  • Side two rates a solid Single Plus — big, punchy bottom end
  • Tons of great songs on here, including the big hit, "Short People
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Heart
Little Queen

  (Item #: heartlittl_1612) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Two seriously rockin' sides that average Double Plus (A++) - the title track is huge and energetic like you've never heard
  • Barracuda and Love Alive - two of Heart's best songs bar none - both sound excellent here
  • Most copies won't give you deep bass, punchy drums and meaty guitars that you get here, not by a longshot
  • A Rock and Pop Top 100 album with Demo Disc sound on a pressing like this
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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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Cream
Goodbye

  (Item #: creamgoodb_1610_2s) 

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


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

  (Item #: beatlwitht_1610_2s) 

Our Price: $69.99
Sale Price: $49.00 (You save $20.99 / 30%)


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

  (Item #: beatlrubbe_1612) 

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 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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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
You're Gonna Get It!

  (Item #: pettyyoure_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A solidly hard rockin' copy! Double Plus (A++) on both sides and exceptionally QUIET vinyl - a true Mint Minus
  • Rich and open with a killer bottom end, it's the best record Petty ever made -a late '70s Rock Classic
  • Restless, I Need To Know and Listen To Her Heart are three of Petty's best songs and they sound incredible here
  • "Petty's achievement is all the more remarkable because, for all his eclecticism, he's basically working in a mainstream style, mining the obsessions and quirks beneath the sentimental conventions of Seventies pop." Rolling Stone
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The Allman Brothers
Idlewild South

  (Item #: allmaidlew_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: littllastr_1612) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides - this is the best studio album the band ever recorded
  • Clear yet rich - the drums are nice and fat, which works perfectly for the sound of the album as a whole
  • Consistently strong songwriting with dramatically more emotionally powerful tracks than their other releases
  • Features great songs like All That You Dream, Long Distance Love, Mercenary Territory and more
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801
801 Live

  (Item #: 801__live_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: jethrthick_1612) 

Our Price: $89.99

  • Both of these sides earned Hot Stamper sonic grades on this Better Records favorite, Tull's Proggy / Arty One Song Masterpiece
  • The better copies of Thick As A Brick have pretty much EVERYTHING that we love about vinyl here at Better Records
  • A Top 100 title - if you've got the system that can play an album of this size and power, you will hear exactly what we mean
  • AMG 4 1/2 stars: "A masterpiece in the annals of progressive rock - a dazzling tour de force, at once playful, profound, and challenging, without overwhelming the listener."
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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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Randy Newman
12 Songs

  (Item #: newma12son_1611) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two strong Double Plus (A++) sides make this a very strong copy of what many consider to be Randy Newman's best album
  • The sound is clear and highly detailed; most importantly, the piano and vocals sound wonderful
  • The vinyl is Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus, as quiet a copy as we could hope to find
  • "Superb material brilliantly executed" -- Allmusic, 5 stars
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Steely Dan
Aja

  (Item #: steelaja_1611_1) 

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


  • Two great Hot Stamper sides make this an Aja pressing that's a big step up over most
  • Punchy and lively with enough richness and warmth to clearly raise it above the sound of most originals
  • A Better Records Rock and Pop Top 100 album and a true Demo Disc on the better copies like this
  • 4 1/2 stars in the Allmusic: "...it's a measured and textured album, filled with subtle melodies and accomplished, jazzy solos that blend easily into the lush instrumental backdrops. It's complex music delivered with ease..."
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Harry Nilsson
A Little Touch of Schmilsson

  (Item #: nilssalitt_1611) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Wonderfully warm and relaxed sound on both sides of this Hot Stamper pressing
  • Both sides are very spacious and very open with wonderful immediacy and tons of richness
  • One of our favorite Nilsson releases - it's The Ultimate latter-day standards album
  • A Better Records Rock and Pop Top 100 album
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Eagles
Eagles

  (Item #: eagleeagle_1611) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Both of these Hot Stamper sides that give you a healthy dose of the Tubey Magical Country Rock sound The Eagles wanted you to hear
  • These early pressings are clearly made from the British Master Tapes - the sound is so present, lively and real
  • One of the Best Sounding Rock Records Ever Made, Glyn Johns' masterpiece and a Demo Disc for Tubey Magical Guitar sound
  • A Top 100 disc that delivers top sound for songs like Take It Easy, Witchy Woman, Early Bird, Peaceful Easy Feeling and more
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Rod Stewart
Never A Dull Moment

  (Item #: stewanever_1611_1) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Very good Hot Stamper sound on both sides, big and rich with a ton of low end
  • Exceptionally QUIET vinyl, a true Mint Minus - this is a rare and desirable pressing indeed
  • Practically every song here is a classic, with not a dog in the bunch - Rod's version of Angel is to die for
  • Top 100 - Allmusic 5 stars "...the last of Stewart's series of epic fusions of hard rock and folk."
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Kansas
Leftoverture

  (Item #: kansalefto_1611_1) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • This this original pressing (the only way to fly) has excellent Hot Stamper sound on both sides
  • You'll find plenty of the Big Rock Guitar Sound we love here at Better Records
  • Good energy and a tight, well-defined bottom - Carry On My Wayward Son is a real rocker here
  • Rolling Stone in '77 raved it's "Undoubtedly their finest album..."
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Janis Joplin
I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!

  (Item #: jopliigotd_1611) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An excellent Double Plus (A++) copy on both sides - Janis is ROCKIN' here with sound that is a big step up over most
  • A good combination of openness and transparency, coupled with the richness and solidity of vintage analog
  • When Janis starts singing, watch out - her voice positively jumps out of the speakers
  • Features Try, one of Janis's All Time Classics -- and with these grades you can be sure it sounds positively amazing here
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James Taylor
Gorilla

  (Item #: taylogoril_1611) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Two outstanding Double Plus (A++) sides, with excellent sound for one of James Taylor's best softer rock albums
  • Soulful soft rock at its best and his best, an underappreciated album by our man JT, and one that belongs in your collection
  • Mexico, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) and I Was A Fool To Care are standouts, but there's not really a weak track here
  • Rolling Stone notes that "With Gorilla, Taylor is well on his way to staking out new ground. What he's hit upon is the unlikely mating of his familiar low-keyed, acoustic guitar-dominated style with L.A. harmony rock and the sweet, sexy school of rhythm and blues."
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The Cars
Candy-O

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Our Price: $149.99

  • A killer copy of The Cars' New Wave Classic, boasting amazing Double Plus (A++) sound or better on BOTH sides
  • Some of the best sound you'll ever hear on Candy-O -- big, punchy, DYNAMIC, clear and lively
  • A great lineup of songs with Demo Disc sound quality, thanks to Roy Thomas Baker's production
  • AMG raves it's "...another smash album that solidified the band's standing as one of the most promising new bands of the late '70s."
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Little Feat
Time Loves A Hero

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Our Price: $99.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this, a favorite Little Feat album - Mint Minus vinyl too
  • Maybe the band's best recording, here sounding big and rich, with fat, punchy drums
  • The title track has Demonstration Quality Sound - the soundstage is huge and the multi-tracked vocal parts are energetic, clear and free from congestion
  • A classic Ted Templeman / Donn Landee production - sweet, open, smooth, rich ANALOG sound for the pickiest of audiophiles
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Pink Floyd
The Wall

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Our Price: $149.99

  • With excellent Hot Stamper sound on all four sides, and fairly quiet vinyl, this is a great way to hear The Wall
  • Too many songs with Demo Quality sound to mention, but the children's chorus in Another Brick..., Pt. 1 is always fun
  • James Guthrie labored mightily to make this one as big, bold and immersive as any Prog Rock recording we know of - and succeeded brilliantly
  • 4 1/2 stars in the AMG, and proof that analog in 1979 could still be amazing, hence its status as a Top 100 Title
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Bruce Springsteen
Darkness On The Edge Of Town

  (Item #: sprindarkn_1611_2) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This early pressing of Springsteen's sequel to Born to Run offers Hot Stamper sound and reasonably quiet vinyl on both sides
  • It's the rare pressing that can bring this passionate, emotionally charged music to life, but this copy is more than up to the challenge
  • In 2003 the album was ranked number 151 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time
  • A 4 1/2 star album in the AMG: "Hard truths in hard rock settings."
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Santana
Borboletta

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Our Price: $119.99

  • Both sides of this jazz-funk-fusion 1974 release boast superb sound, with side two a staggering A++ to A+++
  • Both sides are huge and lively, with lovely Tubey Magic, yet smooth and high-rez, just the way they should be
  • - Santana albums tend to be very well recorded - just check out the luscious tone of the Hammond organ on Life Is Anew
  • "...his determination to replace effects with substance and one-note riffing with meatier improvisations is refreshing."
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Boz Scaggs
Silk Degrees

  (Item #: scaggsilkd_1611) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Hot Stamper sound on both sides for Boz's very well recorded Masterpiece of Soulful Pop
  • Punchy, open and clear throughout with the big bass and energy so critical to this rhythmic music
  • Check out the solid, weighty piano, the one that's missing from the CBS Half-Speed and 90% of the reissues
  • 5 stars in Allmusic: Scaggs "hit the R&B charts in a big way with the addictive, sly Lowdown... and expressed his love of smooth soul music almost as well on the appealing What Can I Say."
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Electric Light Orchestra
Face The Music

  (Item #: electfacet_1611) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • Two excellent sides on this Super Hot Stamper, Double Plus (A++) sound quality or very close behind
  • Very clear and open, with great bass, detailed with lots of texture
  • You probably know most of these songs, even if you don't recognize the titles (Waterfall, One Summer Dream)
  • "The soulful "Evil Woman" was one of the most respectable chart hits of its era, and one of the best songs that Lynne ever wrote (reportedly in 30 minutes), while "Strange Magic" showed off his writing in a more ethereal vein."
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801
801 Live

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Our Price: $79.99

  • This original British Island pressing has hard-rockin' Hot Stamper sound on both sides
  • If you have the system for it, this record will bring a live rock concert right into your living room
  • A Must Own Rock & Pop Top 100 title, not to mention Desert Island Disc for yours truly
  • "Probably one of the last times that Eno rocked out in such an unself-consciously fun fashion, but that's not the only reason to buy it: 801 Live is a cohesive document of an unlikely crew who had fun and took chances." Allmusic 4 1/2 Stars
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The Doobie Brothers
Livin' On The Fault Line

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Our Price: $119.99

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

  (Item #: badcostrai_1611_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy, with Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - size, clarity, balance, energy; it's all here
  • If you're playing this one good and loud you'll feel like you're in the room with the boys as they kick out the jams.
  • This is the right sound for this album - take it from us, it is not easy to find a copy that's this right
  • "Vocalist and songwriter Paul Rodgers wrote two acoustic-based rock ballads that would live on forever in the annals of great rock history: "Shooting Star" and the Grammy-winning "Feel Like Makin' Love" - Allmusic, 4 stars
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