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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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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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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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The Beatles
A Hard Day’s Night

  (Item #: beatlahard_1610x) 

Our Price: $69.99

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

Randy Newman
Sail Away

  (Item #: newmasaila_1705_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent sound throughout with each side rating a solid Double Plus (A++)
  • Both sides here are big, full and musical with deep punchy bass and most of the energy that's missing from the average copy
  • Probably our favorite Newman album considering both music and sonics (12 Songs being the main competition)
  • "One of Newman's finest works" -- Allmusic, 5 stars
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Talking Heads
Little Creatures

  (Item #: talkilittl_1612s) 

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


  • 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
Waiting For Columbus

  (Item #: littlwaiti_1610x) 

Our Price: $139.99

  • Hot Stampers averaging Double Plus (A++) sonic grades mean this domestic original pressing is both exciting and musical
  • Fat Man In A Bathtub here is out of this world, but you could easily say that about a dozen or more of the tracks on this double album
  • One of our all time favorite live recordings - one of the top Little Feat albums too, if not their single best release
  • "[R]ich performances that prove Little Feat were one of the great live bands of their time." -- AMG 4 1/2 stars
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The Beatles
Help!

  (Item #: beatlhelp_1609x) 

Our Price: $59.99

  • This copy offers excellent sound for all 14 songs - a very good sounding British Help! indeed
  • The energy, presence and clarity on this copy are way beyond compare
  • If you were as disappointed as we were by the new Stereo and Mono Heavy Vinyl, try the real thing on Parlophone
  • You know side one, but most of the songs on side two are classics as well: Act Naturally, It’s Only Love, You Like Me Too Much, Tell Me What You See, I’ve Just Seen a Face and -- wait for it -- Yesterday (!)
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Jackson Browne
For Everyman

  (Item #: brownforev_1705) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • An excellent copy of JB's sophomore effort, with wonderful Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • Rich, smooth and musical, with plenty of bottom end weight, this is the way you want to hear it
  • David Lindley joins the band, and talented helpers include Bonnie Raitt, Glen Frey, David Crosby, Elton John and Joni Mitchell
  • "His work is a unique fusion of West Coast casualness and East Coast paranoia, easygoing slang and painstaking precision, child's-eye romanticizing and adult's-eye acceptance... Brilliantly conceived, incomparably immediate, For Everyman truly earns its title." Rolling Stone
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John Mayall with Eric Clapton
Blues Breakers

  (Item #: mayalblues_1705) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This British Decca copy of what is surely John Mayall's best album offers Hot Stamper sound on both sides
  • Clean, clear, big and lively with great bass and most of the energy that's missing from the average copy
  • The import vinyl on this pressing is about as quiet as we ever expect to find for this album
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "Bluesbreakers was Eric Clapton's first fully realized album as a blues guitarist -- more than that, it was a seminal blues album of the 1960s, perhaps the best British blues album ever cut, and the best LP ever recorded by John Mayall's Bluesbreakers."
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Mike Oldfield
Tubular Bells

  (Item #: oldfitubul_1610x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find superb A++ sound on both sides of this British Virgin LP - it's huge and tubey
  • The space, the richness and the clarity all combine to make this a powerful listening experience
  • It's incredibly hard to find good sounding copies of this record - this is the first to hit the site in 4 years!
  • "[A]rguably the finest conglomeration of off-centered instruments concerted together to form a single unique piece. A variety of instruments are combined to create an excitable multitude of rhythms, tones, pitches, and harmonies that all fuse neatly into each other, resulting in an astounding plethora of music."


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Bad Company
Run With The Pack

  (Item #: badcorunwi_1705) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Strong Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides make this an unusually hard rockin' copy
  • Clean and present, with clear and open sound; the vocals really jump out!
  • The sound is dramatically fuller and more solid than most - qualities you NEED for Bad Company
  • "The wildly successful Run With The Pack in 1976 was the band’s third consecutive platinum seller, fueled by the infectious Top 20 single success of the Coasters’ classic “Youngblood.” "
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Bloomfield-Kooper-Stills
Super Session

  (Item #: bloomsuper_1705) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This Must Own Al Kooper classic has two strong Double Plus (A++) sides on relatively 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 crazy good here
  • "This is one of those albums that seems to get better with age... This is a super session indeed. "
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Dave Mason
Headkeeper

  (Item #: masonheadk_1705) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • An excellent copy with Double Plus (A++) sound from the first note to the last
  • The sound is big and open with tons of clarity, plenty of top end extension and a big bottom end
  • Some of the best sound Dave Mason ever managed, so let's give credit where credit is due, to the amazing engineer Al Schmitt
  • If you're a Dave Mason fan this is one of the better albums he's put out and it deserves a place in your collection
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Jethro Tull
Thick As A Brick

  (Item #: jethrthick_1612s) 

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


  • 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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The Beatles
Beatles For Sale

  (Item #: beatlforsa_1608x) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • This British Parlophone copy is guaranteed to give you an entirely new appreciation for the band's fourth album
  • Rich and smooth, with plenty of Tubey Magic, this is the way the better copies of For Sale sound
  • An underrated album that sounds much better than most audiophiles think it does - better music too
  • Allmusic gives it Five Big Stars, and we agree completely
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Yes
Fragile

  (Item #: yes__fragi_1705) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Excellent Hot Stamper sound throughout, an impressive copy that brings this original and powerful music to life
  • This copy is especially open and clear, resolving practically all the space and harmonic information in the dense mix
  • AMG 5 stars, Better Records Top 100, and just maybe the band's Prog Rock Masterpiece - brilliant engineering too
  • "...Fragile was as perfect a record as the group would ever make, and just as flawless in its timing as its content."
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Neil Young
Comes A Time

  (Item #: youngcomes_1705) 

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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Cream
Goodbye

  (Item #: creamgoodb_1610x) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Both sides of this British pressing offer excellent Hot Stamper sound and quiet surfaces
  • Turn it up and this one can really rock - it's like a Cream concert in your listening room
  • The full-bodied and smooth British pressings 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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Bad Company
Bad Company

  (Item #: badcobadco_1705) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An excellent, hard-rockin' copy of Bad Co's '70s classic debut with Hot Stamper sound throughout
  • Big, rich, punchy, lively, and Tubey Magical - this is the way this record should sound
  • A Top 100 Must Own Classic Rock title, with superb engineering courtesy of Ron Nevison
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "... one of the most important and accomplished debut hard rock albums from the '70s."
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Brewer & Shipley
Down In L.A.

  (Item #: brewedowni_1608s) 

Our Price: $119.99
Sale Price: $79.00 (You save $40.99 / 34%)


  • 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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Tom Petty
Hard Promises

  (Item #: pettyhardp_1608_1s) 

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


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

  (Item #: steelcommo_1608s) 

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


  • An outstanding early British pressing, with huge and dynamic Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • The Tubey Magical Richness of this recording must be heard to be believed
  • Some of the best English Folk Rock Music ever recorded on analog tape and preserved on this lovely vinyl disc!
  • Allmusic gives it 4 1/2 stars: "Now a full-fledged rock group, competing with the likes of Jethro Tull and pumping out higher amperage than Fairport Convention, Steeleye engages in heavy riffing, savage attacks on their instruments, and generally kicks out the jams on this album."
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Cream
Wheels of Fire

  (Item #: creamwheel_1704) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent pressing with great Single to Double Plus (A+ to A++) sound throughout
  • All four sides are rich, full and lively with a nice bottom end and plenty of energy
  • For '60s power trio hard rock, you just can't do much better than the studio material on this very album
  • White Room, Sitting On Top Of The World, Politician, Born Under A Bad Sign -- this is the very essence of Classic Blues Rock
  • "Wheels of Fire is indeed filled with Cream's very best work..." AMG
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Joni Mitchell
Blue

  (Item #: mitchblue_1704_1) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Very good sound on this Hot Stamper copy; excellent from start to finish for arguably Joni's greatest album
  • Full-bodied, musical, warm and smooth; this should sound far better than any copy you've heard
  • A Better Records Top 100 title that belongs in any audiophile music collection worthy of the name
  • "Unrivaled in its intensity and insight" -- Allmusic, 5 stars
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The Byrds
Sweetheart Of The Rodeo

  (Item #: byrdssweet_1612x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent copy for this seminal Country Rock classic: Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • Both sides here are rich and full with great bass and plenty of energy
  • An exceptionally tough album to find in the bins these days, let alone with sound like this!
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "Few country-rock albums are as beautiful and emotionally affecting as this."
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The Beatles
Please Please Me

  (Item #: beatlpleas_1704) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: stillsteph_1610s) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it, pressed on the quietest vinyl we have ever heard - both sides play a true Mint Minus!
  • The sound is HUGE, lively, rich and tubey, with unusually high resolution for the big choruses on side one
  • 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 both landmarks 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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Joe Cocker
Mad Dogs And Englishmen

  (Item #: cockemaddo_1704) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A very good sounding copy with all four sides earning Hot Stamper grades and playing about as quiet as these originals ever do The overall sound is fairly rich and full with plenty of energy and much of the top end extension that's missing from most
  • An extremely difficult album to find with good sound and decent surfaces - this is the first one to hit the site in almost two years
  • "... its content was exciting, and its sound, a veritable definition of big-band rock with three dozen players working behind the singer, was unique." - All Music 4 1/2 Star Review
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Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks
Where’s The Money?

  (Item #: hickswhere_1704) 

Our Price: $139.99

  • An excellent copy with both sides rating a solid Double Plus (A++) and playing about as quiet as they ever do
  • The sound is clean, clear, open and relaxed with much of the richness that most copies lack
  • The dryness, the flatness, the you-are-so-not-thereness of their studio recordings is missing on these sides, thank goodness
  • Allmusic 4 1/2 Stars: "...the album does in fact capture a certain intimacy missing from their studio debut."
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Frank Zappa
Fillmore East - June 1971

  (Item #: zappafillm_1704) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Superb sound from start to finish - Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it 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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Wings
At the Speed of Sound

  (Item #: mccaratthe_1704) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent copy, with Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides, guaranteed to beat whatever you care to throw at it
  • The better copies such as this one had a "cinematic" quality - they were just plain bigger, with more depth to the soundfield and stronger dynamics
  • The big hits Let 'Em In and Silly Love Songs as well as minor gems such as Beware My Love are musical here, with good body and a smoother top end
  • "A full-band effort, where everybody gets a chance to sing, and even contribute a song." -- Allmusic
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Chicago
Chicago VI

  (Item #: chicachica6_1611x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy of Chicago's Sixth album, earning excellent Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides
  • This copy was doing it all - it's rich and smooth, with tight bass (and lots of it, thanks Phil Ramone!) and the energy to lets this band get up and going on practically every track
  • The background vocals are breathy and clear, a far cry from the typically smeary, dark voices we heard on most of what we played
  • VI was propelled to the top of the charts for five full weeks by two of the band's best tracks: "Just You 'n' Me" and "Feelin' Stronger Every Day"
  • "Chicago VI is an undeniably strong effort - supported at the time by its chart-topping status..."
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Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross

  (Item #: crosschris_1611x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Close to the BEST sound we have ever heard for this album, rating nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on both sides
  • The sound is full, rich, lively and Tubey Magical in the best tradition of late-'70s glossy pop productions
  • This is the album that swept the Grammy awards - great songs including Never Be The Same, Sailing and Ride Like The Wind
  • "While the hits like the dreamy "Sailing" and the surging "Ride Like the Wind" deserved all the attention, they're hardly the only highlights here — to borrow a sports metaphor, this has a deep bench, and there's not a weak moment here. " -- Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Long After Dark

  (Item #: pettylonga_1608s) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • Two excellent Double Plus (A++) sides, with sound that comes jumpin' out of the speakers
  • Exceptionally big, open and brimming with Petty's unique brand of rock and roll energy
  • You Got Lucky was the big hit on this album 4 Star Album from 1982
  • Rolling Stone raves "...overall, Long after Dark is Petty's most accomplished record."
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10cc
Sheet Music

  (Item #: tenccsheet_1610s) 

Our Price: $139.99

  • An outstanding early British copy - Double Plus (A++) on side one, nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on side two
  • Both sides have the weight, space and energy we were looking for - this copy easily qualifies as a Demo Disc
  • Bassist Graham Gouldman calls it "the definitive 10cc album" and he's probably right about that
  • Allmusic sums it up nicely: "Three hit singles spun off the record, and most of the other tracks could have followed suit; it says much for Sheet Music's staying power that, no matter how many times the album is reissued, it has never lost its power to delight, excite, and set alight a lousy day."
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Supertramp
Even In The Quietest Moments

  (Item #: supereveni_1703) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Both sides here earned seriously good grades of A++ - this is a great sounding copy from first note to last
  • The sound is clear and rich with plenty of studio space and rockin' energy -- we loved it
  • EITQM can hold its own with any of the classic albums, from Crime all the way through to Breakfast
  • "It feels more pop than it actually is, despite the opening single, "Give a Little Bit," their poppiest song to date, as well as their biggest hit."
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The Rolling Stones
Tattoo You

  (Item #: rollitatto_1703) 

Our Price: $129.99

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

  (Item #: steelaja_1703_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • 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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Jimi Hendrix
Hendrix In The West

  (Item #: hendrinthe_1703) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two strong Double Plus (A++) sides, very open and clear with great punch down low
  • A fun live album with excellent sound and great performances by Jimi
  • The awesome version of Little Wing is just killer with the killer sound of this copy
  • 4 stars in the AMG: "A great sampling of Hendrix's late-period live material (and his sense of humor)."
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Van Morrison
His Band And Street Choir

  (Item #: morrihisba_1703) 

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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Talking Heads
Fear of Music

  (Item #: talkifearo_1703) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Killer Hot Stamper sound for this great Talking Heads LP, Double Plus (A++) from start to finish
  • I'd be hard pressed to name another act from the era who put out more groundbreaking yet accessible records than the Talking Heads
  • Drop the needle on the opening track "I Zimbra" and listen to how clear and correct the percussion harmonics are
  • "Its better songs are as good as any Talking Heads ever did" -- Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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Randy Newman
12 Songs

  (Item #: newma12son_1703_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two excellent 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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Van Morrison
Saint Dominic’s Preview

  (Item #: morrisaint_1703_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An original pressing offering superb Double Plus sound (A++) or close to it for this exceptionally well-recorded album
  • It's unusual (to say the least) to find copies of Moondance or Astral Weeks that sound anything like the better copies of this album
  • Both sides are rich and full-bodied with exceptional clarity and YOU ARE THERE immediacy
  • 5 Stars in Rolling Stone: it's "the best-produced, most ambitious Van Morrison record yet released."
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Squeeze
Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti

  (Item #: squeecosif_1703) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: byrdsfifth_1703) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent copy with Double Plus (A++) grades from beginning to end - this is the right sound for this music
  • Both sides are clean, clear and open with great bass and Folk Rock energy to spare
  • Many of their classics are here: Eight Miles High, Hey Joe, 5D (Fifth Dimension), Wild Mountain Thyme, Mr. Spaceman and more
  • Allmusic gives it 4 1/2 stars and credits the original material as "some of the first and best psychedelic rock".
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The Byrds
Mr. Tambourine Man

  (Item #: byrdsmrtam_1703) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An exceptionally good sounding copy, earning Double Plus (A++) grades or close to it on both sides
  • Lively, balanced and vibrant, with a healthy dose of the Tubey Magical Richness these recordings need in order to work
  • Listen to how breathy Jim (later Roger) McGuinn's vocals are - his vocals are key to the better sounding Byrds records
  • Allmusic 5 Stars: "One of the greatest debuts in the history of rock ... nothing less than a significant step in the evolution of rock & roll itself, demonstrating that intelligent lyrical content could be wedded to compelling electric guitar riffs and a solid backbeat."
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James Taylor
Sweet Baby James

  (Item #: taylosweet_1703_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Both sides here have excellent sound, with side two earning a Double Plus (A++) grade and side one close behind
  • This copy gives you big drums, lots of energy, and real presence to the vocals
  • Single-handedly started the "entire singer/songwriter movement of the early '70s."
  • AMG 5 stars, a Rock & Pop Top 100 title, and a Masterpiece mixing folk, country, gospel, and blues
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Santana
Abraxas

  (Item #: santaabrax_1703) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two huge, hard-rockin' sides rating Double Plus (A++) for sound - this copy is smokin'
  • The sound is rich, full-bodied and musical with punchy drums and guitar solos that really get LOUD
  • 5 stars on Allmusic, and a Top 100 title for its blistering solos that soar into space
  • "America was never the same after Carlos Santana discovered the smoldering Afro-Cuban magic of Tito Puente. A sinuous cha cha cha that sounds as if it had been waiting for Santana's soulful guitar licks to reinvent it, the Puente-penned "Oye Como Va" became the pillar of U.S. Latin rock." Rolling Stone
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Loggins & Messina
Mother Lode

  (Item #: loggimothe_1608s) 

Our Price: $99.99
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  • Two superb Double Plus (A++) sides, giving you outstanding sound for the entire album
  • Big, spacious and lively, the stage is huge here and the tonal balance Right On The Money
  • A surprisingly well-recorded album and a personal favorite from way back
  • Transient speed, clarity and hugely energetic and dynamic choruses make these L&M records a joy to listen to
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Billy Joel
An Innocent Man

  (Item #: joel_aninn_1703) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent copy with an especially strong side one, rating a Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++), just shy of White Hot
  • Dynamic and open, with big present vocals -- this copy really brings this album to life!
  • Jam packed with hits — seven singles!
  • "Joel has rarely sounded so carefree either in performance or writing, possibly due to "Christie Lee" Brinkley, a supermodel who became his new love prior to An Innocent Man." — Allmusic
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Steely Dan
Can't Buy A Thrill

  (Item #: steelcantb_1703) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Both sides of this Classic Steely Dan album earned seriously good Double Plus (A++) sonic grades
  • The sound is big, bold and tubey, with guitars and vocals that will come jumping out of your speakers
  • After doing some shootouts recently we found the sound of this album a whole lot more to our liking than before
  • "Walter Becker and Donald Fagen were remarkable craftsmen from the start, as Steely Dan's debut illustrates. Each song is tightly constructed, with interlocking chords and gracefully interwoven melodies, buoyed by clever, cryptic lyrics." -- Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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Harry Nilsson
Aerial Ballet

  (Item #: nilssaeria_1703) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Killer Double Plus (A++) sound for side one, really big and clear
  • Side two earned a Single Plus for its sweet, rich tonality
  • We're big Nilsson fans here at Better Records - play this record and you may become one
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "Harry Nilsson decided to pick up where he left off with his debut, offering another round of effervescent, devilishly clever pop, equal parts lite psychedelia, pretty ballads, and music hall cabaret."
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Roxy Music
Siren

  (Item #: roxymsiren_1703) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent pressing of this Art Rock classic, rating Double Plus (A++) on both sides
  • The sound is richer and fuller than on most copies, with a particularly strong, solid bottom end
  • Some of Ferry's strongest songwriting: Love Is The Drug, End of the Line, Sentimental Fool and more gems
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "Roxy embraces dance and unabashed pop on Siren, weaving them into their sleek, arty sound."
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Fleetwood Mac
Kiln House

  (Item #: fleetkilnh_1703) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent sound from beginning to end with both sides earning outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades
  • Tubey Magical smooth sound is key to the best copies, and this copy delivers, with the analog richness the music needs
  • A grossly underappreciated album from Fleetwood Mac's post-Peter Green period
  • Danny Kirwan is brilliant on this album - this is also the last of the British Mac's grungy guitar rock albums
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Jimi Hendrix
Axis: Bold As Love

  (Item #: hendraxisb_1703_1) 

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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Neil Young
Rust Never Sleeps

  (Item #: youngrustn_1703) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • 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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James Taylor
Flag

  (Item #: tayloflag_1703) 

Our Price: $89.99

  • A wonderful Double Plus (A++) copy on both sides means this Flag is nothing short of amazing
  • Credit for the big, rich, super lively throughout must go to the superbly talented engineer, Val Garay
  • Taylor's hilarious homage to Doo Wop, Is That The Way You Look?, had Demo Disc quality sound
  • The great sounding 1979 follow-up to his wonderful JT album - and one of the man's most underrated albums
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10cc
10cc

  (Item #: tencctencc_1703) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Excellent sound throughout with each side rating a Double Plus (A++) or close to it
  • Both sides are clean, clear, open and spacious with lots of energy
  • Cut by Decca, it's hard to imagine this record sounding much better than it does here
  • "10cc showed that they are a force to be reckoned with on their first album."
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Linda Ronstadt
Prisoner In Disguise

  (Item #: ronstpriso_1703) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this copy of Prisoner, the followup to Linda's Masterpiece, Heart Like a Wheel
  • This is an amazing recording, but it takes a special copy like this one to reveal all the magic that we know must be on the tape
  • Allmusic gives it 4 1/2 stars - Love Is a Rose was one of the biggest singles, along with Tracks of My Tears and Heat Wave
  • Andrew Gold (so critical to the success of HLAW) is still heavily involved here, along with EmmyLou Harris, James Taylor, Lowell George, David Lindley, JD Souther, and of course Peter Asher
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Ry Cooder
Into the Purple Valley

  (Item #: coodeintot_1703) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • 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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America
America

  (Item #: ameriameri_1703) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • America sounds amazing on this killer pressing which earned Double Plus (A++) grades for its sound on both sides
  • One of our favorite Hippie Folk Rock albums, with instruments and voices that magically appear right in your listening room
  • The Tubey Magical acoustic guitars on this record are a true test of stereo reproduction - thanks Ken Scott!
  • "America's debut album is a folk-pop classic, a stellar collection of memorable songs that would prove influential on such acts as the Eagles and Dan Fogelberg..."
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The Faces
Long Player

  (Item #: faceslongp_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Great sound, Double Plus (A++) on both sides
  • Clear, present and solid with great bass
  • Amazing live-in-the-studio sound that conveys completely the raw power of one of the hardest rockin' bands of all time
  • 5 stars in Allmusic and probably the Faces' Best Album, for sound and music
  • "...a ferocious rock & roll band who, on their best day, could wrestle the title of greatest rock & roll band away from the Stones."
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The Knack
Get The Knack

  (Item #: knackgetth_1702_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • The Knack's debut finally returns to the site and with excellent Double Plus (A++) sound throughout
  • Both sides here are clean, clear and solid with a huge bottom end
  • Wall to Wall Live-in-the-Studio Rock Sound to rival Back in Black and Nevermind
  • "Get the Knack is at once sleazy, sexist, hook-filled, and endlessly catchy — above all, it's a guilty pleasure and an exercise in simple fun." AMG 4 1/2 Stars
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Joe Cocker
Joe Cocker (1972)

  (Item #: cockejoeco_1972_1702) 

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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Joe Cocker
Joe Cocker (1969)

  (Item #: cockejoeco_1969_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • Two strong Double Plus (A++) sides on relatively quiet vinyl make this a Must Own pressing
  • Both sides are full-bodied and solid with excellent presence
  • She Came In Through The Bathroom Window sounds wonderful
  • "A fine introduction to the singer's classic, late-'60s and early-'70s period." -- 4 Stars in Allmusic
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Devo
Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo

  (Item #: devo_arewe_1702_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • GET DEVOLVED! Excellent sound throughout with each side rating a Double Plus (A++)
  • Both sides are clean and clear with tons of energy and bottom end weight
  • Most copies aren't nearly this big, lively and punchy!
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "A seminal touchstone in the development of American new wave"
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The Beach Boys
Sunflower

  (Item #: beachsunfl_1607s) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • Two excellent sides: Double Plus (A++) for the first, close behind for the second (A+ to A++)
  • This pressing is surprisingly rich and smooth, with solid bass and nice immediacy to the vocals
  • One of the better sounding Beach Boys recordings that really comes to life on the better copies
  • A 4 1/2 star album in the All Music Guide: "Brian Wilson once again back near the top of his game."
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Bonnie Raitt
Nick Of Time

  (Item #: raittnicko_1607_1s) 

Our Price: $119.99
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  • Two excellent sides, both Double Plus (A++), giving you far more Rich Analog sound than most
  • Solid, spacious and dynamic - Thing Called Love sounds fantastic
  • Relatively quiet throughout — Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "A great comeback album that made for a great story."
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The Beach Boys
Endless Summer

  (Item #: beachendle_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A great copy with wonderful Hot Stamper sound on all four sides
  • This pressing offers clean, clear and open sound with plenty of energy
  • Surfer Girl and In My Room sound fantastic on this pressing -- you will be blown away
  • "... a great collection of songs that proved irresistible..." - All Music 5 Stars
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Ten Years After
A Space In Time

  (Item #: tenyeaspac_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two outstanding sides back to back - the Double Plus (A++) sonic grades mean that this is a real Demo Disc
  • This is some of the best high production value rock music of the '70s - go ahead, put it up against the best you've got
  • You don't need tube equipment to hear the prodigious amounts of Tubey Magic that exist on this recording
  • A Better Records Desert Island Disc and Psych Rock Favorite, including the monster hit "I'd Love To Change The World"
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Simon & Garfunkel
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme

  (Item #: simonparsl_1702) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This is a surprisingly good sounding album - when you can hear it on a Hot Stamper that sounds like this
  • It's open, spacious, and transparent, with breathy vocals - the sound is, above all, natural
  • A Demo Disc for Tubey Magical voices and guitars, as well as a longtime Better Records Top 100 album
  • 4 1/2 stars Allmusic: "[I]t is an achievement akin to the Beatles' Revolver or the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds album, and just as personal and pointed as either of those records at their respective bests."
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Bob Dylan
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

  (Item #: dylanfreew_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent Stereo pressing, between Single and Double Plus (A+ to A++)
  • Both sides are present, clear and open with good space
  • "This is rich, imaginative music, capturing the sound and spirit of America..." 5 stars in AMG
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Queen
News Of The World

  (Item #: queennewso_1702) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Two great sides rating between Single and Double Plus (A+ to A++)
  • Full, rich and solid with good space and musicality
  • Easily one of Queen's best-recorded albums -- We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions can sound amazing
  • "...it's massive, earth-shaking rock & roll, the sound of a band beginning to revel in its superstardom." -- Allmusic customers give it 4 1/2 Stars and that rating sounds about right to us
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Boston
Boston

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Our Price: $149.99

  • Both of these Double Plus (A++) sides offer excellent Demo Disc sound
  • The multi-tracked multi-layered guitars are as big as life on this copy and guaranteed to rock your world
  • Top sound for all the hits: More Than a Feeling, Long Time/Foreplay, Rock & Roll Band, Peace Of Mind...
  • Top 100 Rock and Pop; "Boston is essential for any fan of classic rock, and the album marks the re-emergence of the genre in the 1970s." — Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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The Moody Blues
To Our Children's Children's Children

  (Item #: moodytoour_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Lush but clear Tubey Magical Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • Clean, clear, rich and lively - this is a great way to hear the Moody Blues
  • Dating from 1969, this is one of the group's "Classic Seven" releases
  • "There are no extended suites on this album, but Justin Hayward's "Watching and Waiting" and "Gypsy" have proved to be among the most popular songs in the group's history."
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Boz Scaggs
Silk Degrees

  (Item #: scaggsilkd_1702) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Superb sound for Boz's very well recorded Masterpiece of Soulful Pop, earning Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides
  • Punchy, open and clear throughout with the big bass and energy so critical to this rhythmic music
  • This copy brings out of the mix the solid, weighty piano 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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Joni Mitchell
Court and Spark

  (Item #: mitchcourt_1702) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A excellent early pressing that earned Hot Stamper grades on both sides and plays reasonably quietly
  • The sound is rich, warm and natural - any Heavy Vinyl pressing will have a hard time competing with it
  • 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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The Rolling Stones
Beggars Banquet

  (Item #: rollibegga_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Hot Stampers on both sides - this is the way this Stones Classic is supposed to sound
  • Guaranteed to wipe the floor with any Decca pressing, and of course any new Heavy Vinyl that may come along
  • One of a select group of Rolling Stones records which we prize above all others - Sticky Fingers and Let It Bleed round out the trio
  • 5 stars in the AMG -- with songs like Sympathy For The Devil, Street Fighting Man, Stray Cat Blues, No Expectations - really, is there a bad track on the album? We sure can't find one
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Huey Lewis & The News
Sports

  (Item #: lewissport_1702_1) 

Our Price: $119.99

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

  (Item #: stevecatch_1702_1) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides you won't believe the size and weight
  • The better domestic pressings are the only ones with the sweeter, tubier Midrange Magic that we love about Cat Stevens recordings
  • Bigger, more dynamic, more lively, more present and just plain more EXCITING than anything you've heard before
  • Many of Cat's best songs are here: Can't Keep It In, Angelsea, 18th Avenue, Freezing Steel and more
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Paul Simon
Graceland

  (Item #: simongrace_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two killer sides, both clocking in at Double Plus (A++) with great punch and clarity
  • 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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Richard & Linda Thompson
Shoot Out The Lights

  (Item #: thompshoot_1702) 

Our Price: $139.99

  • With Double Plus (A++) sound throughout this pressing is truly amazing sounding - a real Demo Disc
  • Without a doubt this is the best record Richard and Linda Thompson ever made - sound and music
  • DYNAMIC, huge, lively, powerful and musical - both sides here are guaranteed to rock your world
  • AMG 5 Stars, a Top 100 album, and clearly Thompson's Masterpiece of Grungy Guitar Rock
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James Taylor
JT

  (Item #: taylojt_1610s) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end for this exceptionally well recorded album
  • This copy is big and lively with plenty of bottom end weight and a nicely extended top end
  • The big hits Your Smiling Face and Handy Man both sound great here - thanks Val Garay!
  • "JT was James Taylor's best album since Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon because it acknowledged the darkness of his earlier work while explaining the deliberate lightness of his current viewpoint, and because it was his most consistent collection in years."
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Ry Cooder
Chicken Skin Music

  (Item #: coodechick_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A very strong copy, rating Double Plus (A++) or better from start to finish - this is one of Ry Cooder's best
  • This pressing conveys the live-in-the-studio quality of the music like nothing you've ever heard
  • The transparency and resolution here let you appreciate even the most subtle timbres of the unusually wide variety of instruments utilized by Ry and his bandmates
  • Allmusic 4 stars: "Probably Ry Cooder's most eccentric record since his first, but it's also one of his most entertaining."
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