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Shelly Manne / Bill Evans
Empathy

  (Item #: manneempat_1708) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • With two Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning sides, there is nothing that could touch this original stereo copy
  • This outstanding Jazz Piano Trio album is truly a Forgotten Classic with DEMO DISC audiophile quality sound - on this copy anyway
  • So big, so rich, so transparent, so open, so musical - this copy showed us that this album can compete with any recording by Bill or Shelly
  • Allmusic 4 Stars: "Evans was freed from the musical parameters he had set for his then-current trio. The result is that his playing seemed lighter, freer, and more relaxed than it had for a while. "
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Deep Purple
Made In Japan

  (Item #: deeppmadei_1708) 

Our Price: $499.99

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

  (Item #: peteralbum_1708) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Only the second killer White Hot of this classic from 1966 to hit the site in a long time - arguably a better album than Album 1700!
  • Side two earned our top Triple Plus (A+++) grade, and side one was close behind (A++ to A+++)
  • Both sides are full of '60s analog Tubey Magic - rich and warm with real immediacy and transparency
  • Features top musicians and PPM versions of folk classics like And When I Die and Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
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Ringo Starr
Ringo

  (Item #: starrringo_1708_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side one and a Double Plus (A++) side two, this copy can't be beat
  • The sound was huge, rich, Tubey Magical, smooth and - gulp! - natural in a way that no other copy was
  • The big hits are here: Photograph, You're Sixteen, Oh My My and many, many more
  • "Ringo's best and most consistent new studio album, Ringo represented both the drummer/singer's most dramatic comeback and his commercial peak."
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Frank Sinatra
September Of My Years

  (Item #: sinatsepte_1708) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Triple Plus (A+++) on side two and Double Plus (A++) on side one, killer sound throughout
  • Both sides are exceptionally spacious and three-dimensional, as well as relaxed and full-bodied -- just wonderful
  • A Demo Quality Tubey Magical disc, but it only sounds that way on the Blue Green original stereo pressings like this one
  • 5 stars on Allmusic (""one of Frank Sinatra's triumphs of the '60s") and Grammy Album of the Year for 1967
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Ella Fitzgerald
Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!

  (Item #: fitzgclaph_1708) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • This original stereo pressing is incredible from first note to last, earning a Triple Plus (A+++) on side one and a Double Plus (A++) on side two
  • Both sides are rich, smooth, Tubey Magical and dynamic with lovely, breathy vocals and excellent bass
  • This copy is as quiet as any we've ever heard - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on both sides - nice!
  • Our single favorite female vocal album here at Better Records, Ella's small group masterpiece
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Saint-Saëns / Rondo Capriccioso / Chausson / Poeme / Oistrakh

  (Item #: saintintro_1058_1708) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • With two Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning sides, this collection of violin showpieces simply could not be beat
  • This copy was dramatically fuller, richer, tubier and smoother than the others we played, and ALIVE with pyrotechnic fireworks on side one
  • A superb 1963 Living Stereo recording with Tubey Magic to die for, one of the best violin recordings we have ever offered
  • The highlight for us on a collection like this is always going to be The Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, "one of Saint-Saëns' few genuine showpieces."
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AC/DC
Back In Black

  (Item #: acdc_backi_1708_1) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • A stunning original pressing with a Triple Plus (A+++) side two and a Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side one
  • Once again Robert Ludwig delivers the Rock and Roll Power, and it only took us about ten copies to find one that makes good on its promise
  • A Top 100 album, and clearly one of the hardest rockin' records ever made - as we are fond of saying, None Rocks Harder
  • 5 stars "Song for song, they deliver not just mammoth riffs but songs that are anthems, from the greasy "Shoot to Thrill" to the pummeling "Back in Black," which pales only next to "You Shook Me All Night Long," the greatest one-night-stand anthem in rock history."
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Julie London
Lonely Girl

  (Item #: londolonel_1708) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A Knockout of Female Voice and Guitar: Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side mated to a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side two
  • Julie is in the room with you - intimate, breathy and Tubey Magical like practically nothing you've ever heard
  • For late night listening this is surely one of the best Sultry Female Vocal recordings ever made - you won't believe it
  • "Lone guitarist Al Viola plays gentle Spanish-tinged acoustic behind the hushed vocalist, and it suits London perfectly. While the singer was often chided for her beauty and lack of range, she deftly navigates these ballads without any rhythmic underpinnings to fall back on. London's intense focus on phrasing and lyrics recalls Chet Baker's equally telescopic approach."
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Paul McCartney & Wings
Band on the Run

  (Item #: mccarbando_1708_2) 

Our Price: $399.99

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

  (Item #: queenhotsp_1708) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, Double Plus (A++) on side two, this copy took top honors in our recent shootout
  • The best copies - like this one - have plenty of bass and are smoother and fuller than the others
  • Disco, funk, rhythm and blues, dance and pop music all found their way onto this 1982 release
  • The monster hit Under Pressure with none other than Mr David Bowie closes out side two
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Supertramp
Paris

  (Item #: superparis_1708) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A Killer Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on side two, nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on side one, and Double Plus (A++) on the rest
  • This British original pressing may have been mastered in America but it sure sounded better than most of the domestic vinyl we played
  • Key elements in the sound of the best pressings were size, richness, Tubey Magic and energy, and these sides have a sizable helping of all four
  • Amazon reviewers love the album - 86% of them as of this writing have given it Five Stars
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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Damn the Torpedoes

  (Item #: pettydamnt_1708) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A stunning copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on the second side and Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • The sound is super punchy with jumping-right-out-of-the-speakers presence and energy
  • 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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Elvis Costello
This Year's Model

  (Item #: costethisy_1708) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • WOW -- an incredible Triple Plus (A+++) side two backed with an excellent Double Plus (A++) side one for this Elvis Costello classic!
  • You're gonna love the sound here - full-bodied and punchy with a solid low end and excellent presence for Elvis's vocals
  • The bass is right - the moment-to-moment rhythmic changes in the songs are clear and the band swings the way it's supposed to
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "The most remarkable thing about the album is the sound — Costello and the Attractions never rocked this hard, or this vengefully, ever again."
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James Taylor
Dad Loves His Work

  (Item #: taylodadlo_1708) 

Our Price: $199.99

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

  (Item #: doobitoulo_1706x) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A killer original Green Label pressing with amazing Tubey Magical Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • Two of our favorite engineers - Stephen Barncard & Donn Landee - worked their magic here, and they really knocked it out of the park
  • Back in the '70s I had no clue whatsoever that the record could be this punchy in the bass, this dynamic in the choruses, yet still have smooth, sweet vocals
  • 4 stars in Allmusic: "...it all still sounds astonishingly bracing 30 years later; it's still a keeper, and one of the most inviting and alluring albums of its era."
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Traffic
The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys

  (Item #: trafflowsp_1701s) 

Our Price: $499.99
Sale Price: $449.00 (You save $50.99 / 10%)


  • A superb British Island Sunray "Triple Triple" pressing - it earned our top grade of A+++ for both sides
  • The sound is HUGE - big, spacious and incredibly present with tons of energy
  • If you're a fan of this album, this copy is THE ONE -- certain to be the best Traffic sound you ever hear
  • "The commercial and artistic apex of the second coming of Traffic" - Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
  • A Better Records Top 100 album and real Demo Disc on a pressing that sounds as good as this one does
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Bob Dylan
Bringing It All Back Home

  (Item #: dylanbring_1612x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An amazing Shootout Winning copy of this Dylan classic - Triple Plus (A+++) on side two, Double Plus (A++) on side one
  • Clean, clear and full-bodied with strong midrange presence and virtually none of the harshness that plagues most copies
  • We're offering this early stereo copy at a HUGE discount due to some condition issues discussed below
  • "With Another Side of Bob Dylan, Dylan had begun pushing past folk, and with Bringing It All Back Home, he exploded the boundaries, producing an album of boundless imagination and skill. And it's not just that he went electric, either, rocking hard on "Subterranean Homesick Blues," "Maggie's Farm," and "Outlaw Blues"; it's that he's exploding with imagination throughout the record." 5 stars
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Bob Dylan
Another Side of Bob Dylan

  (Item #: dylananoth_1704x) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • An amazing Mono copy of this early Dylan classic -- Triple Plus (A+++) on side two, Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • Both sides here are rich, sweet and Tubey Magical with strong vocal presence and plenty of energy - quiet vinyl too
  • Many classics are here: All I Really Want To Do, Chimes Of Freedom, My Back Pages, It Ain't Me Babe and 7 more
  • 5 Stars: "Another Side of Bob Dylan is a more varied record and it's more successful, too, since it captures Dylan expanding his music, turning in imaginative, poetic performances on love songs and protest tunes alike. The result is one of his very best records, a lovely intimate affair."
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Chuck Mangione
Feels So Good

  (Item #: mangifeels_1708_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • One of the best sounding copies to hit the site in a long time -- Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side, Double Plus (A++) on the second
  • The overall sound is incredibly big and bold with a rock solid bottom end and plenty of space around all of the instruments
  • The title track comes alive here in a way that the average copy can't even begin to hint at
  • "... stronger from the jazz standpoint than Mangione's subsequent dates." - All Music
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Supertramp
Breakfast In America

  (Item #: superbreak_1708_1) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • An amazing copy with a Triple Plus (A+++) side two and a Double Plus (A++) side one - quiet vinyl too
  • An outstanding recording with huge, spacious, dynamic, lively sound - on a copy like this it's DYNAMITE
  • A Top 100 title and True Demo Disc - turn it up and this recording gets LOUD like nothing you have ever experienced
  • 4 1/2 stars in the AMG: "The majority of the album consisted of tightly written, catchy, well-constructed pop songs, like the hits "The Logical Song," "Take the Long Way Home," and "Goodbye Stranger.""
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Donald Byrd
A New Perspective

  (Item #: byrd_newpe_1703x) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A KILLER copy of one of our all-time favorite Blue Note albums and only the second Triple Plus (A+++) copy to hit the site in years!
  • Side two won our shootout, earning a Triple Plus (A+++) grade - side one boasts a strong Double Plus (A++) grade as well
  • To hear the real RVG magic, play Beast of Burden on side one -- you'll hear some real audiophile Demo Disc sound
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "One of the most successful uses of a gospel choir in a jazz context. This is a memorable effort that is innovative in its own way, a milestone in Donald Byrd's career."
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Chicago
Chicago Transit Authority

  (Item #: chicachica1_1708) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A Killer Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on side four, Double Plus (A++) on the rest
  • All four of these sides boast outstanding sound for this band's boldly arranged horn-based rock
  • Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?, I'm A Man and Questions 67 and 68 are huge and energetic here
  • "In April of 1969, the four sides of Chicago Transit Authority unleashed a formidable and ultimately American musical experience... an unheralded synthesis of electric guitar wailin' rock & roll to more deeply rooted jazz influences and arrangements."
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Santana
Santana (III)

  (Item #: santasanta1) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Double Plus (A++) on the each side
  • Amazing presence, clarity and transparency
  • Surprising amounts of Tubey Magic -- some of the best sound Santana achieved in the studio
  • 4 1/2 stars in the All Music Guide: "This is essential Santana, a record that deserves to be reconsidered in light of its lasting abundance and vision."
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Jackson Browne
The Pretender

  (Item #: brownprete_1701x) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Amazing Triple Triple (A+++) sound on both sides make this the best copy to hit the site this year
  • When you play this one you simply won't believe how BIG and SOLID the sound is and how much it positively JUMPS out of your speakers
  • 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 copy that backs up everything we say and more
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The Beach Boys
Surf's Up

  (Item #: beachsurfs_1701x) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it on both sides -- one of the best copies to ever hit the site
  • Both sides are incredibly rich, sweet and full with super breathy vocals, huge amounts of space and excellent bass
  • Relatively quiet vinyl -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • 4 stars on Allmusic: "A masterpiece... defined the Beach Boys' tumultuous career better than any other album."
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Neil Diamond
Stones

  (Item #: diamostone_1708) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A Top Copy -- Triple Plus (A+++) on the second side, Double Plus (A++) on the first - this is the way to hear it!
  • Armin Steiner engineered - Stones is the best sounding album of Diamond's that we've critically auditioned in large numbers
  • Stones and I Am... I Said are killer on the A+++ side one, but both sides have outstanding sonics
  • 4 Stars: "Stones is a stronger album than most of Neil Diamond's late-'60s records. An engaging collection of mainstream pop."
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
4 Way Street

  (Item #: crosb4ways_1708) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A real monster of a copy with two Triple Plus (A+++) sides and two Double Plus (A++) sides
  • If you want to hear Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young rock out live in your listening room, this is the pressing that will let you do it
  • Bill Halverson did a great job but you have to work your tail off to find a copy that does his brilliant engineering justice. Sad, isn't it?
  • Rolling Stone raves that "Crosby, Stills. Nash, and Young are all performers of unquestionable talent, and mostly because they stay out of each others' way, 4 Way Street must surely be their best album to date."
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Neil Young
Zuma

  (Item #: youngzuma_1708) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • An amazing Triple Plus (A+++) side two combined with a solid Double Plus (A++) side one make this a killer copy that will FLOOR Neil Young fans
  • Both side are amazingly rich and full with incredible energy and serious weight down low
  • Relatively quiet for this album, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • 4 1/2 stars Allmusic, a Better Records Rock & Pop Top 100 album, and a true Demo Disc
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Tower of Power
Back To Oakland

  (Item #: towerbackt_1701x) 

Our Price: $249.99

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

  (Item #: youngonthe_1708) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • A KILLER early pressing of this Neil Young Classic - Triple Plus (A+++) on side one and Double Plus (A++) on side two
  • The title track has that live-in-the-studio sound we love about Zuma, but in this case it sounds like it was recorded at three in the morning in a room full of pot smoke
  • This rare and long out of print title has unusually quiet vinyl, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on both sides
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "...where Time Fades Away was embattled and Tonight's the Night mournful, On the Beach was savage and, ultimately, triumphant."
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Joe Jackson
Night and Day

  (Item #: jacksnight_1703x) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An amazing copy -- Triple Plus (A+++) on the second side and Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • This copy will beat whatever you play against it -- it's bigger, punchier and livelier than you ever imagined
  • From that opening big drum on 'Another World', you'll know this pressing has the Night and Day magic
  • Joe Jackson's masterpiece, Allmusic 4 1/2 stars: "...his blend of percolating Latin rhythms, jazzy horns and pianos, stylish synths, and splashy pop melodies uncannily feel like a bustling, glitzy evening in the big city."
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Santana
Santana (III)

  (Item #: santasanta3_1708) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Triple Plus (A+++) on the second side and Double Plus (A++) on the first; some of the punchiest, liveliest Santana sound you'll ever hear
  • Amazing presence, clarity and transparency -- you hear into the huge, deep soundfield with nothing between you and the musicians
  • Surprising amounts of Tubey Magic -- some of the best sound this very well recorded band achieved in the studio
  • 4 1/2 stars in the All Music Guide: "This is essential Santana, a record that deserves to be reconsidered in light of its lasting abundance and vision."
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Michael Jackson
Thriller

  (Item #: jacksthril_1708) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • The two INCREDIBLE sides here are guaranteed to make this the best sounding Thriller you have ever heard; Triple Plus (A+++) or very close to it throughout
  • The sound is HUGE - big, wide, deep, and open, with a punchy bottom end and rhythmic energy to spare
  • Billie Jean and Beat It sound out of this world, but that's not fair, since every track does
  • "This was a record that had something for everybody, building on the basic blueprint of Off the Wall by adding harder funk, hard rock, softer ballads, and smoother soul — expanding the approach to have something for every audience." -- AMG 5 stars
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Average White Band
Average White Band

  (Item #: averaavera_1708) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An amazing copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side, Double Plus (A++) on the second
  • Big, rich, and open - we guarantee you have never heard this album sound even remotely as good as this copy does
  • Pick Up The Pieces is rockin' like it should, finally, but really, there's not a weak track on the album
  • "AWB embraced soul and funk with so much conviction that it was clear this was anything but an "average" white band." - Allmusic 4 1/2 Stars
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Led Zeppelin
In Through The Out Door

  (Item #: ledzeinthr_1708) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Incredible Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides; this album really doesn't get any better than this
  • It's all here: Huge amounts of rock solid bass; grungy guitars; breathy, natural vocals and jump out of the speakers presence and energy!
  • Fool In The Rain and All My Love are two of the best sounding tracks - relatively quiet vinyl, too
  • "The album's opening number, "In the Evening," with its stomping rhythms and heavy, staggered riffs, suggests that Zeppelin haven't deviated from their course, but by the time the rolling shuffle of "South Bound Suarez" kicks into gear, it's apparent that they've regained their sense of humor."
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David Bowie
Let's Dance

  (Item #: bowieletsd_1708) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • Amazing Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and Double Plus (A++) on the first giving you seriously good sound for Bowie's fun '80s classic
  • Incredibly big, clear and rich with powerful dynamics, huge punchy bass and lovely present vocals
  • Modern Love, China Girl and the title track all sound fantastic here
  • A Top 100 title and a real Demo Disc on a Big Rock System
  • Let's Dance is one of the best sounding Bowie albums ever recorded -- this Hot Stamper pressing is proof!
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Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Swings Lightly

  (Item #: fitzgella_swings_1708) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • With two shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) sides, this copy could not be beat
  • Exceptionally lovely All Tube sound from 1958, with a huge, rich orchestra conducted by our man, Marty Paich
  • Grammy Award for Best Improvised Jazz Solo - these were the days when Ella was on top of the world
  • "The bright, sunny optimism of Fitzgerald’s style comes through in several tracks, including “If I Were a Bell” (which also includes several remarkable variations on the melody), and “Teardrops From My Eyes” (which alternates between rock and jazz beats—not a big leap back then!)"
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ZZ Top
Deguello

  (Item #: zztopdegue_1708) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • An outstanding copy with two Triple Plus (A+++) sides - the brilliant mastering of Robert Ludwig brings this music to life
  • A surprisingly good recording with the kind of rock energy and size you want from ZZ Top
  • Excellent songs including Hi Fi Mama, Cheap Sunglasses (an all time classic), She Loves My Automobile and more
  • "The trio is in fine shape here, knocking out a great set of rockers and sounding stylish all the time." -- Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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Pink Floyd
The Wall

  (Item #: pinkfthewa_1708) 

Our Price: $749.99

  • Eleven pluses out of a possible twelve on this insanely good shootout winning copy of The Wall!
  • Triple Plus (A+++) sound on sides one, three and four and excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on side two
  • The Wall DEMANDS big, bold, explosively dynamic sound, and this copy delivers on that promise in spades
  • Grungy electric guitars, breathy vocals, HUGE punchy drums, earth-shaking bass and room-filling ambience are all here like you've never heard before
  • The Wall is one of the best sounding rock recordings of all time - a copy like this really makes the case
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Elvis Costello
Armed Forces (Incl. Bonus 7")

  (Item #: costearmed_1708_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A KILLER early UK pressing, Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side and Double Plus (A++) on the second
  • Some of the biggest, boldest rock sound ever recorded -- just amazing on a pressing like this
  • 5 Stars and a Better Records Rock and Pop Top 100 album - every track is amazing
  • AMG is right: Armed Forces "...ranks as his third masterpiece in a row."
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Paul McCartney
Ram

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Our Price: $499.99

  • A killer copy with a Triple Plus (A+++) side one and an excellent Double Plus (A++) side two
  • A copy of Ram like this is a real treat -- rich, warm, natural and lively with big punchy bass
  • Many of the man's most memorable songs: Too Many People, Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey, Heart Of The Country and more
  • 5 stars in Allmusic: "These songs may not be self-styled major statements, but they are endearing and enduring, as is Ram itself, which seems like a more unique, exquisite pleasure with each passing year."
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The Byrds
Ballad of Easy Rider

  (Item #: byrdsballa_1702x) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A stunning Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side, Double Plus (A++) on the second
  • We're always blown away at just how much further the Top Copies like this one take the music -- a dramatic difference!
  • Both sides are dramatically richer, fuller and more transparent than you'll hear on most pressings
  • "Ballad of Easy Rider was the album where the new lineup really hit its stride." Allmusic, 4 stars
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Elton John
Honky Chateau

  (Item #: john_honky_1708) 

Our Price: $749.99

  • WOW! Just the third Triple Triple copy of this classic album to ever hit the site, and the first in over three years!
  • A monster A+++ Demo Disc -- the bottom end is superb, the top open and extended, the overall tonality rich and balanced
  • Surprisingly quiet at Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout - it's the rare British pressing that will play this well
  • Honky Chateau contains some of the most Tubey Magical High-Production-Value rock music ever recorded
  • 5 stars: "The most focused and accomplished set of songs Elton John and Bernie Taupin ever wrote ... It's one of the finest collections of mainstream singer/songwriter pop of the early '70s."
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Mark-Almond
To The Heart

  (Item #: markatothe_1701x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • It takes two copies paired up to get Triple Plus (A+++) sound for both sides, but here they are, a Triple Triple 2-pack
  • With Roy Halee's brilliant engineering, the sound is as big, rich, clear, open, and ANALOG as you could hope for
  • New York State of Mind and Here Comes the Rain, Parts 1&2 have a wonderfully relaxed, mellow, jazzy vibe
  • Allmusic users give this one 4 1/2 Stars and we think that's about right


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Boz Scaggs
Silk Degrees

  (Item #: scaggsilkd_1708) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A KILLER copy of Scaggs' Masterpiece, with amazing Triple Plus (A+++) sound throughout - this is as good as it gets folks!
  • This one has The Big Sound - punchy and clear throughout, with richness on the bass and piano that are a thrill to hear
  • It's very rare for us to find "Triple Triple" copies of this album -- Silk Degrees almost never sounds this good
  • 5 stars in Allmusic: "Both artistically and commercially, Boz Scaggs had his greatest success with Silk Degrees."
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The Beatles
Rubber Soul

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Our Price: $599.99

  • A stunning Triple Triple (A+++) copy; this is absolutely As Good As It Gets for this title
  • The sound is wonderful -- big, lively, open and clear with Tubey Magical richness you never expected
  • Norweigan Wood and In My Life sound superb here, along with the rest of the great songs, 14 in all
  • Fairly quiet on both sides -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • A Better Records Top 100 Title, 5 Stars on Allmusic, and a Masterpiece of mid-'60s Folk Rock
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Simon & Garfunkel
Wednesday Morning 3 A.M.

  (Item #: simonwedne_1708) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Only the second Top Copy to hit the site in over three years -- and it has incredible Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides!
  • The overall sound is big and full yet still nice and open with tight bass, breathy vocals and lots of space
  • You won't find this kind of transparency or clarity on the typical vintage pressing, and the reissues are hopeless as well
  • This duo's one true Folk album, featuring the original version of The Sound Of Silence, with a Tubey Magical midrange like no other
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The Beatles
Help

  (Item #: beatlhelp_1708) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A Shootout Winner - Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish - guaranteed you've never heard Help sound this good
  • Want to hear The Beatles at their Tubey Magical best? Just play You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away on this copy
  • Everything that's great about Help is here - jangly 12 string guitars, harmonically rich tambourines, and breathy vocals
  • Side one alone boasts 7 classics: Help!, The Night Before, You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away, I Need You, Another Girl, You’re Gonna Lose That Girl and Ticket to Ride - whew!
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Eric Clapton
461 Ocean Boulevard

  (Item #: clapt461oc_1708) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • One of the best copies to ever hit the site if not THE best, with honest-to-goodness Triple Plus (A+++) sonic grades on both sides
  • Big and full-bodied with wonderfully breathy vocals, tons of energy and none of the smear that plagues so many copies
  • As good as the best domestic pressings can be, these early British LPs seem to capture more of the 461 magic than others
  • "...the pop concessions on the album don't detract from the rootsy origins of the material, whether it's Johnny Otis' "Willie and the Hand Jive," the traditional blues "Motherless Children," Bob Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff," or Clapton's emotional original "Let It Grow." " - All Music
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Creedence Clearwater Revival
Bayou Country

  (Item #: creedbayou_1708) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A KILLER Triple Triple (A+++) copy -- you won't find better sound for this band on vinyl!
  • Proud Mary and Good Golly Miss Molly are absolute MONSTERS on this copy -- you will be FLOORED
  • Our pick for the best sounding CCR recording -- when you have a copy that sounds like this one!
  • "All the songs add up to a superb statement of purpose, a record that captures Creedence Clearwater Revival's muscular, spare, deceptively simple sound as an evocative portrait of America." — Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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Bob Seger
Night Moves

  (Item #: segernight_1708_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A stunning copy with superb Triple Plus (A+++) sound on BOTH sides
  • A huge step up over every other copy we played: richer, fuller, more dynamic, more lively and just plain more fun
  • Knock the album if you like, but there's no denying it's one of Seger's best and certainly a '70s classic.
  • 5 stars in the AMG: "One of the universally acknowledged high points of late-'70s rock & roll. And, because of his passion and craft, it remains a thoroughly terrific record years later."
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Dave Brubeck Trio Featuring Gerry Mulligan
Compadres

  (Item #: brubecompa_1708) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side two and a better than Double Plus (A++ to A+++) side one, this copy is practically as good as it gets
  • Shockingly well recorded considering it's live from Mexico, but the Columbia engineers were clearly up to the challenge
  • The notes on the best copies read "big, open and real" - exactly the sound that makes this record so special
  • 4 1/2 Stars: This fine LP was the debut of Brubeck's new Quartet, a group featuring baritonist Gerry Mulligan... this enjoyable set showed that for Brubeck there was life after Paul Desmond."
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Queen
The Game

  (Item #: queengame_1708_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Stunning shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from the first note to the last
  • One of our top picks for amazing Queen sound -- most of their recordings can't touch it
  • Plenty of hits here (including Another One Bites The Dust) and they all sound excellent
  • 4 1/2 stars in Allmusic: "A grand, state-of-the-art circa 1980 pop album."
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The Rolling Stones
Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!

  (Item #: rolligetye_1708) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A stunning copy with a Triple Plus (A+++) side two and a Double Plus (A++) side one
  • Both sides give you superb energy and presence, plus full-bodied tonality and lots of punch down low
  • An essential Stones album -- live rock and roll doesn't get much more fun than this
  • Allusic 4 1/2 stars: "Often acclaimed as one of the top live rock albums of all time"
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Rush
Signals

  (Item #: rush_signa_1702s) 

Our Price: $399.99
Sale Price: $299.00 (You save $100.99 / 25%)


  • Astonishing Triple Triple (A+++) sonic grades clearly make this one of the best copies to ever hit the site
  • Huge synths and prodigious bass have both of these sides rockin' like you will not believe
  • Individual notes aren't smeared, they have body and attack, and there's no shortage of energy to the complex playing
  • 4 stars on Allmusic: "Rush didn't forget how to rock out -- "The Analog Kid" and "Digital Man" were some of their most up-tempo compositions in years."
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Chet Atkins
In Hollywood

  (Item #: atkininhol_1708) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • "Triple Triple" for the "reworked" version of Chet Atkins' Classic - both sides earned our top grade (A+++)
  • Note that Chet re-recorded his guitar parts on this pressing - even stranger, the sound might just be better than the earlier release from 1959
  • Rich, smooth, sweet, full of ambience, dead-on correct tonality -- everything that we listen for in a great record is here
  • Including copious amounts of 1961 Living Stereo Tubey Magic - this pressing is just overflowing with it
  • "If the cover of At Home evokes the 1950s, the music on In Hollywood IS the 1950s: a warm, cozy, sophisticated album of mood music in the best sense."
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Bryan Ferry
Bete Noire

  (Item #: ferrybeten_1708) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • One of the best copies to ever hit the site - Triple Plus (A+++) on side two, Double Plus (A++) on one
  • Both sides of this hit-packed 1987 Ferry UK pressing are big, rich and tubey - dramatically fuller than most of what we played
  • Kiss & Tell and The Right Stuff are two of the bigger bangers here, and they both sound the way they should - big and clear
  • Four Stars in AMG: "Bete Noire sparkles as the highlight of Ferry's post-Roxy solo career... Here, his trademark well-polished heartache strikes a fine balance between mysterious moodiness and dancefloor energy..."
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Art Pepper
Landscape

  (Item #: peppelands_1708) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • only the second copy of Landscape, Art Pepper's live album from 1979, to hit the site in a very long time, and this one is killer
  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) side two and a Double Plus (A++) side one this was as good as any copy we played in our shootout
  • George Cables, Art's longtime collaborator on piano, is nothing less than amazing on this record: this is the best I’ve ever heard him play
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Altoist Art Pepper was in inspired form during this Tokyo concert ... Pepper's intensity and go-for-broke style are exhilarating throughout."
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Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath

  (Item #: blackblack_1708_1) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Stunning sound throughout, Triple Plus (A+++) on the second side and Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • The best copies, like this one, are stunning Demo Discs - crank it up and blow your friends away
  • A wildly impressive Demo Disc, live in the studio sound and shocking in its SIZE and POWER
  • So well-recorded (who knew?) and as heavy as it gets for 1970, which is Very 'Eavy indeed
  • A true Must Own hard rock / heavy metal classic, 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic
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Stevie Ray Vaughan
The Sky Is Crying

  (Item #: vaughskyis_1708_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A stunning copy, with a Triple Plus (A+++) side two and a Double Plus (A++) side one and on fairly quietly vinyl too
  • One of the most blistering performances of electric blues we have ever had the pleasure of rocking out to
  • Hands down the best sounding SRV recording -- Little Wing is an absolute MONSTER and an unbelievable Demo Disc track
  • "Doing away with vocals, Vaughan augments Hendrix’s concise two-and-a-half minute original, turning the track into a nearly seven-minute-long electric tour de force. The cover would earn Vaughan his sixth Grammy, for Best Rock Instrumental Performance, in 1992."
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Donald Fagen
The Nightfly

  (Item #: fagennight_1703s) 

Our Price: $249.99
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  • A Shootout Winning copy, Triple Plus (A+++) on the second side and Double Plus (A++) on the first, superb from first note to last
  • The best copies of The Nightfly sound the way the best copies of most '70s Classic Rock records sound - very ANALOG
  • This killer copy is tonally correct, rich, clear, sweet, smooth, open, present, lively, big, spacious and Tubey Magical
  • "The Nightfly is a wonderfully evocative reminiscence of Kennedy-era American life ... some of his most personal and least obtuse material to date."
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Yes
The Yes Album

  (Item #: yes__yesal_1708) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • A Big As Life Top Copy, Triple Plus (A+++) on side one and close to that on side two - the sound is MASSIVE
  • Parts of the album are nothing less than startling in their Prog Rock Power - Starship Trooper is insane here
  • As big and bold as any rock record out there - quiet too, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • A Top 100 Album and the band's best sounding record if you ask us (although Fragile can sound amazing too)
  • "Organist Tony Kaye, guitarist Steve Howe and bass player Chris Squire play as though of one mind, complementing each other's work as a knowledgeable band should."
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Buffalo Springfield
Last Time Around

  (Item #: buffalastt_1708) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An amazing sounding pressing with a Triple Plus (A+++) side one and an excellent Double Plus (A++) side two!
  • Relaxed, rich and tubey, this is exactly what you wanted from this music but had no way to hear - until now
  • An A+++ copy with vinyl this quiet? We might find one that plays this well and sounds this good every two years or so, if that
  • Some of the best songs the band ever wrote are right here: I Am A Child, Kind Woman and many, many more
  • If Buffalo Springfield Again deserves a Five Star rating then Last Time Around does too - it's every bit as brilliant
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Stan Getz
What The World Needs Now

  (Item #: getz_whatt_1708) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side two and a Double Plus (A++) side one, this copy took top honors in our recent shootout
  • Stan interprets these songs beautifully - for those who don't mind a bit of easy listening from time to time, this is music worth playing
  • Another top jazz recording from Rudy Van Gelder - big, bold and lively, just the right sound for this music
  • "Forget those snobs who dismiss this album, Getz does a wonderful job interpreting some of Bacharach's hits. He "jazzes" up A House is not a Home" with a nice upbeat tempo and "Alfie" is lush with his wonderful tenor sax."
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The Beatles
Beatles For Sale

  (Item #: beatlforsa_1708) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Off the charts "Triple Triple" (A+++) sound for the band's classic fourth album - both sides earned our top grade of A+++
  • Superb energy and presence - the band is RIGHT THERE and full of the LIFE the best Beatles pressings always have
  • An underrated Beatles album - Allmusic gives it Five Big Stars and we like it every bit as much as they do
  • I'm A Loser, Baby's In Black, Rock And Roll Music, I'll Follow The Sun. Eight Days A Week, Words Of Love, Every Little Thing, I Don't Want To Spoil The Party, What You're Doing and 4 more - 14 tracks in all (!)
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Peter Gabriel
Security

  (Item #: gabrisecur_1708) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Shockingly good sound throughout; Triple Plus (A+++) on the second side and Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • Gabriel's Masterpiece returns to the site with big, lively, rich, spacious sound - and some very PUNCHY drums
  • Turn this one up good and LOUD - it's the only way to get the massive drumming that drives this rhythmic music to do its job
  • "Security remains a powerful listen, one of the better records in Gabriel's catalog, proving that he is becoming a master of tone, style, and substance..." -- Allmusic
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Michel Legrand
Legrand Jazz

  (Item #: legralegra_1708) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side two and a superb Double Plus (A++) side one, this copy could not be beat
  • This is the first copy to hit the site in two and a half years - just try to find a stereo copy that plays clean and sounds right
  • "Legrand Jazz With Thirty-One Of America's Greatest Jazzmen Featuring Miles Davis"
  • "Throughout this superlative album, the arrangements are colorful and unusual, making one wish that Legrand had recorded more jazz albums through the years."
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June Christy
Something Cool

  (Item #: chrissomet_1708) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Miss Christy's Must Own Masterpiece returns to the site, this time with a superb Triple Plus (A+++) side one - wow!
  • Need a refresher course in Tubey Magic after playing too many remasters? This 1955 original Capitol turquoise pressing is overflowing with it
  • One of our favorite Cool School vocalists - we just wish we could find more clean copies of her albums
  • 5 Stars: "Christy established herself as an artist who strove for the very best in song selection, arrangements, and notably intelligent interpretation. There were perhaps other vocalists with greater vocal equipment, but few could match June Christy's artistic integrity."
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Judy Collins
The Judy Collins Concert

  (Item #: collijudyc_1708) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With two Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning sides, this copy of Judy's first live album simply could not be beat
  • The Big E Gold Label, technically I guess you have to call it a reissue, was far better than the earlier Folksinger label pressings we played
  • The notes for side one read: "The biggest and most tubey - by FAR the best - best bass yet - more present." You get the idea
  • Side two reads: "more 3-d and real - vox much better! - rich not hard for once - not midrangy at all!"
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10cc
The Original Soundtrack

  (Item #: tenccorigi_1610x) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A Top Copy, with a spectacular Triple Plus (A+++) side two and a killer Double Plus (A++) side one
  • Incredible throughout -- superb clarity and energy, solid down low, silky up top, and as huge as any recording you've ever heard
  • A Top 100 Album and a real SONIC BLOCKBUSTER on a copy that sounds as good as this one does
  • "[P]lenty of naggingly catchy pop hooks, oodles of catchy riffs, and surprising twists..." -- Allmusic
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Neil Young
Old Ways

  (Item #: youngoldwa_1707) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A surprisingly good sounding album, with a Triple Plus (A+++) side one and an excellent Double Plus (A++) side two
  • Both sides here are big, full-bodied and energetic, with wonderfully present vocals and a huge bottom end - not bad for 1985
  • Neil's unabashed country album (hello Waylon Jennings!) has been a long time coming; it's the first copy to hit the site in over five years
  • We guarantee this one will make your MoFI pressing sound like the bad joke it was back in 1996 or your money back and then some
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Cat Stevens
Teaser & The Firecat

  (Item #: stevetease_1707) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • This timeless Classic Folk Rock recording on the rare British Island pink rim label offers superb Demo Disc Quality sound
  • These KILLER sides will rock your world with their amazing richness, clarity, transparency and ENERGY
  • AMG 5 Stars and a Top 100 album - it just may be the Best Sounding record Cat Stevens ever made
  • Tuesday’s Dead, Morning Has Broken, Bitterblue, Moonshadow, Peace Train - and that's just side two! What side of any album has five songs of such quality?
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Stravinsky / Rite of Spring / Monteux / Paris Con.

  (Item #: stravriteo_2085_1707) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Triple Plus (A+++) Front Row Center sound on side two mated to an excellent Double Plus (A++) side one
  • The notes say Very Rich - Very Big - Huge Bottom - Transparent - Powerful Brass... Need we go on?
  • Perhaps the greatest performance ever - Monteux knows the work well, he himself conducted the premier in 1913
  • Mind boggling in its power to move the listener - a classic Decca Tree recording from 1956 by the master, Mr. Kenneth Wilkinson
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Frank Sinatra
My Kind of Broadway

  (Item #: sinatmykin_1707) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This killer copy has a Triple Plus (A+++) side two backed with a Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side one
  • Superb Tubey Magical mid-'60s Sinatra sound which was recorded in various sessions from 1961 to 1965
  • The sound on this original Reprise is richer, fuller and, importantly, SMOOTHER than most of the other pressings we played
  • Allmusic: "When Sinatra delivers, as he does on the show-stopper "Luck Be a Lady," the results are pretty spectacular..."
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Count Basie Meets Oscar Peterson
The Timekeepers

  (Item #: basietime_1708) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side one and a Double Plus (A++) side two, this copy took top honors in our recent shootout
  • Side one of this pressing showed us the biggest, richest, most spacious sound we heard in our entire shootout - wow!
  • Wonderful engineering from the legendary Val Valentin, the man behind some of the best sounding jazz records of all time
  • "... this quartet date features the two pianos of Oscar Peterson and Count Basie collaborating and interacting on swing standards and blues. Any of their five albums together are worth acquiring."
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Frank Sinatra - Duke Ellington
Francis A. & Edward K.

  (Item #: sinatfranc_1707_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A stunning sounding copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side and Double Plus (A++) on the second
  • Incredibly big, rich and Tubey Magical yet still clean, clear and open with excellent bass
  • Sinatra is both natural and present - he actually sounds like he is standing on the same stage as Ellington's band
  • "Recorded on Sinatra's birthday in 1967, this collaboration between America's most popular singing icon and pre-eminent jazz composer still endures as one of Sinatra's most enjoyable Reprise-era albums." - Amazon
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Pretenders
Pretenders II

  (Item #: pretepreteII_1707) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Off the charts "Triple Triple" (A+++) sound for The Pretenders' second album - both sides earned our top grade of A+++
  • With loads of solid, punchy bass and the richest, smoothest vocal reproduction, this pressing simply could not be beat
  • This original British pressing has the kind of Tubey Magical Midrange that modern records cannot even BEGIN to reproduce
  • "What's more the unique American voice of Hynde matched with the tribal beat of Martin Chambers and spangly guitar of Honeyman-Scott was as close to perfect as a band could get in the late 70s."
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Stevie Nicks
Bella Donna

  (Item #: nicksbella_1707_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

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

  (Item #: preslelvis_now_1707_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A stunning Triple Triple (A+++) copy; the first shootout winning copy to ever hit the site
  • Rich, full and Tubey Magical, yet still clear and open with an involving, musical quality that was missing from much of what we played
  • The best copies of the album are quite a bit better than most of the Elvis we audition - some of the early albums can really be awful
  • "Elvis Now is quintessential '70s Elvis Presley, an eclectic mix of ballads, rockers, and gospel numbers all seemingly arranged with Elvis' lavish Las Vegas stage show very much in mind." - All Music
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The Association
Insight Out

  (Item #: associnsig_1707) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A Demo Disc, with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side (which features Windy) and close behind (A++ to A+++) for the second
  • You would be very hard pressed to find a pop recording from 1967 that sounds as good as a this copy of Insight Out
  • Probably the biggest shootout we've had for this album, featuring a number of unplayed copies we recently lucked into
  • Allmusic: "The harmonies and choruses are among the most beautifully textured singing in a rock outfit this side of the Beach Boys"
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Van Morrison
Tupelo Honey

  (Item #: morritupel_1707) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) for the first side, Double Plus (A++) on the second, both chock full of Tubey Magic
  • Wild Night and the title track sound amazing - rich and full-bodied with lovely warmth and above all naturalness
  • 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 nowadays
  • "Tupelo Honey is in one sense but another example of the artist making increased use of the album as the unit of communication as opposed to merely the song or the cut. Everything on it is perfectly integrated."
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Peggy Lee
Pass Me By

  (Item #: lee__passm_1707) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning sides, this original Capitol stereo pressing simply could not be beat
  • We discovered that this is one of the better Peggy Lee albums from the mid-'60s, 1965 to be exact
  • If you hear an echo of the type of music Nancy Sinatra would soon be topping the charts with, don't worry - we heard it too
  • "Peggy Lee's alluring tone, distinctive delivery, breadth of material, and ability to write many of her own songs made her one of the most captivating artists of the vocal era ... [finding] a balance between sultry swing and impeccable musicianship."
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Jackson Browne
Jackson Browne

  (Item #: brownjacks_1707) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A killer Triple Plus (A+++) side one backed with a wonderful Double Plus (A++) side two
  • Huge, rich and spacious, this copy puts a a living, breathing Jackson Browne right between the speakers
  • Relatively quiet vinyl -- Mint Minus Minus; these are usually pretty beat
  • His Masterpiece - 5 stars in the AMG "...a timeless collection of reflective ballads..."
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Bob Dylan
Nashville Skyline

  (Item #: dylannashv_1707) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side two and a superb Double Plus (A++) side one, this pair of pressings has the real Nashville Skyline magic
  • You won't believe how good "Girl From the North Country" sounds on this side two - quiet vinyl too
  • Pairing up two records to get the best sound makes sense on this notoriously difficult record to find with the right sonics and surfaces
  • "Lay Lady Lay," "To Be Alone With You," "I Threw It All Away," "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You" are now country-rock standards
  • 5 stars: "It's a warm, friendly album, particularly since Bob Dylan is singing in a previously unheard gentle croon — the sound of his voice is so different it may be disarming upon first listen, but it suits the songs."
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The Who
Quadrophenia

  (Item #: who__quadr_1702x) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • THREE killer Triple Plus (A+++) sides and a Double Plus (A++) side four - this copy TROUNCED the competition
  • Most copies don't have nearly this much Tubey Magic -- you aren't going to believe all the richness, sweetness, and warmth here
  • Sides one, two and three all won our recent shootout, earning Triple Plus grades and featuring many of the best songs on the album
  • A 4 1/2 star album in the AMG and one of the few truly Must Own Who albums
  • "Some of Townshend's most direct, heartfelt writing is contained here, and production-wise it's a tour de force, with some of the most imaginative use of synthesizers on a rock record."
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Lou Rawls
Live!

  (Item #: rawlslive_1707) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) side two and a better than Double Plus (A++ to A+++) side one here's one of the best copies to hit the site in years
  • A recent addition to our Top 100, Lou Rawls Live! is an outstanding recording that really comes to life on this original pressing
  • The songs are great, the musicians are brilliant, the sound is amazing -- Stormy Monday & Tobacco Road are highlights of the set
  • AMG 4 stars "Lou Rawls gives a riveting performance on Live!, covering standards from Basie/Rushing's tambourine-jumpin' "Goin' to Chicago" to T-Bone Walker's foot-stompin' "Stormy Monday," and whole lot in between."
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Luiz Bonfa
Softly

  (Item #: bonfasoftl_1707) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This original Epic pressing has superb Shootout Winning sound, earning a Triple Plus (A+++) grade on side one and close to it on side two
  • If you're looking to demonstrate just how good 1966 All Tube Analog sound can be, this copy is just the record that can do it
  • The soundstage, depth and height of this recording are as huge and three-dimensional as any you've heard
  • "One of the better early bossa albums by Bonfa, and one that doesn't have the sleepy quality that you find on some of his other records. Luiz' guitar is backed by a nice little combo, and the tracks have a lively rhythm, with occasional vocals, and some nice flute solos from time to time."
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Harry Nilsson
Son of Schmilsson

  (Item #: nilsssonof_1707) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Amazing Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides; one of the best to ever hit the site
  • Both sides here are stunning -- big, rich and full yet still extremely clean and clear with lots of Tubey Magic and a massive bottom end
  • One of Nilsson's best albums, sonically and musically
  • "... a fantastic set of songs that illustrate what a skilled, versatile songsmith Nilsson was... if you appreciate Nilsson's musicality and weirdo humor, he never got any better." - All Music
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Yes
Close To The Edge

  (Item #: yes__close_1707) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • An amazing copy of this Prog Blockbuster: Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side, Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on the second
  • This is a complex recording, with huge organs, light-speed changes, lots of multi-tracking, and what practically amounts to an overload of information
  • What a monster -- incredible richness and clarity with amazing presence, TONS of energy and breathtaking transparency
  • 5 Stars: "Close to the Edge comprised just three tracks, the epic "And You and I" and "Siberian Khatru," plus a side-long title track that represented the musical, lyrical, and sonic culmination of all that Yes had worked toward over the past five years."
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Joe Cocker
Mad Dogs And Englishmen

  (Item #: cockemaddo_1707) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • This one has been a long time coming -- Triple Plus (A+++) sound on all four sides, one of the best copies we've ever heard
  • The overall sound is extremely big, full and solid with tons of energy and killer bass
  • An extremely difficult album to find with good sound and decent surfaces - this is the first Triple Plus pressing to hit the site in almost three 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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Steely Dan
Gaucho

  (Item #: steelgauch_1707_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Amazing Triple Plus (A+++) sound from beginning to end for this insanely well recorded Steely Dan Classic
  • This copy offers tons of ambience, amazing richness, you-are-there immediacy, tight bass, clear guitar transients, silky highs, and truckloads of analog magic
  • 4 stars in the AMG, 4 1/2 in Rolling Stone, and one of their Three Best Sounding Albums - a true Must Own
  • "Despite its coolness, the music is quite beautiful. With its crystalline keyboard textures and diaphanous group vocals, ''Gaucho'' contains the sweetest music Steely Dan has ever made." New York Times
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Frank Sinatra
September Of My Years

  (Item #: sinatsepte_1707_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Triple Plus (A+++) on side one and Double Plus (A++) on side two, killer sound throughout
  • Both sides are exceptionally spacious and three-dimensional, as well as relaxed and full-bodied -- just wonderful
  • A Demo Quality Tubey Magical disc, but it only sounds that way on the Blue Green original stereo pressings like this one
  • 5 stars on Allmusic (""one of Frank Sinatra's triumphs of the '60s") and Grammy Album of the Year for 1967
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Genesis
A Trick Of The Tail

  (Item #: genesatric_1707) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Triple Plus (A+++) on side two, close to it on side one (A++ to A+++), this copy is The Real Deal!
  • It's clearly their Masterpiece, the kind of melodically rich, classical British Prog album that the band soon forgot how to make
  • BIG, BOLD and OPEN, free of the grainy and cloudy qualities that deprive most pressings of their ability to thrill
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic and one of the best sounding Genesis recordings - on fairly quite vinyl too
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The Rolling Stones
Beggars Banquet

  (Item #: rollibegga_1707_1) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • A truly stunning copy of Beggars - Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on side two
  • The sound is rich and lively throughout - the vocals are dramatically less gritty here than they are on most
  • One of only three Rolling Stones records 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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Warren Zevon
Excitable Boy

  (Item #: zevonexcit_1707) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • One of the best copies we've come across in years -- Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides
  • This one gets it right folks -- incredibly rich, full and spacious with the kind of punch down low that few records can claim
  • Like The Pretender, this is a great sounding recording with the kind of Tubey Magical Analog Richness we go crazy for
  • 4 stars: "Excitable Boy was an actual hit, scoring one major hit single, "Werewolves of London," and a trio of turntable hits ("Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner," "Lawyers, Guns and Money," and the title track)."
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Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays
As Falls Wichita...

  (Item #: metheasfal_1707) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side one and a better than Double Plus (A++ to A+++) side two, this copy took top honors in our first-ever shootout
  • An exceptionally huge soundfield with layered depth for days make this a very special pressing indeed
  • You will be very hard-pressed to find another copy with as many audiophile qualities as this one
  • Allmusic 5 Stars: "In the process of stretching out away from the confines of the quartet setting of prior albums, Metheny and Mays presage the sleeker and more ethereal sound of the band's Geffen years..."
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Chet Atkins
Our Man In Nashville

  (Item #: atkinourma_1707) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Superb Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides of this top Chet Atkins title from 1963
  • We've known that this was a great sounding record for a very long time, and now we have the top copy to prove it
  • Bill Porter working in his custom Nashville studio sure knows a Tubey Magical Living Stereo recording should sound like
  • "Chester remains his usual unclassifiable self, dealing out the country picking, smooth easy listening guitar, jazz, and even some very mild rock & roll on this session, with some overdubbed strings discreetly decorating a few tracks."
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Paul Simon
Still Crazy After All These Years

  (Item #: simonstill_1702x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Amazing Triple Plus (A+++) on side two backed with an excellent Double Plus (A++) side one
  • The immediacy of the vocals is wonderful, putting Paul Simon right between your speakers
  • An extremely tough album to find with audiophile sound - but here's one that is just about as good as it gets
  • "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" became the biggest solo hit of Simon's career - on this pressing it finally sounds right
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The Pentangle
Pentangling

  (Item #: pentapentangling_1707_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side one and a superb Double Plus (A++) side two, this copy could not be beat
  • The unprocessed quality found throughout the album has its audiophile credentials fully in order, especially in the area of guitar harmonics, as well as drums that sound like real drums actually sound
  • The foundation of the music is provided by two legendary guitar heavyweights, Bert Jansch and John Renbourn, with Jacqui McShee's almost unbearably sweet vocals soaring above them
  • The best material from Pentangle's amazing first six albums, with sound that's full of British Analog Tubey Magic
  • "Pentangling is filled to the brim with some of the finest recordings the British folk movement had to offer..."
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