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White Hot Stamper

The Rolling Stones
Let It Bleed

  (Item #: rolliletit_1706_1) 

Our Price: $599.99

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

  (Item #: claptbackl_1706) 

Our Price: $269.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side one and a Double Plus (A++) side two, this UK copy took top honors in our recent shootout
  • Some of the biggest, liveliest and most Tubey Magical Glyn Johns sound we heard in our shootout
  • Clapton really comes to life on the traditional blues Early In The Morning - it also has the best sound on the album
  • "Backless is a seductive record, if you're attracted to the interplay of Clapton's dolorous voice and Marcy Levy's raspy backup vocals, George Terry's slide guitar and Glyn Johns' pristine production." Rolling Stone
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Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin I

  (Item #: ledze1_1706) 

Our Price: $699.99

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

  (Item #: policsynch_1706) 

Our Price: $349.99

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

  (Item #: costetrust_1706) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • With two Triple Plus (A+++) Shootout Winning sides, this import pressing of Elvis's 1981 brilliant return to form simply could not be beat
  • The clarity and transparency here are superb, allowing you to appreciate subtleties in the high end even when the bass and drums are really POUNDING
  • Incredibly tough to come by - we haven't had a copy with these grades in many, many years
  • 5 stars: "Arguably, their most impressive album... demonstrates all sides of Costello's songwriting and performing personality..."
  • "...this is rock and roll as eloquent, hard-hitting pop, and Elvis has turned into such a soul man that I no longer wish he'd change his name to George and go country."
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The Beatles
Let It Be

  (Item #: beatlletit_1706_1) 

Our Price: $599.99

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

  (Item #: slyangreat_1706) 

Our Price: $399.99

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

  (Item #: joplipearl_1706_1) 

Our Price: $399.99

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

  (Item #: tayloonema_1706) 

Our Price: $199.99

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

  (Item #: jethraqual_1706) 

Our Price: $499.99

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

  (Item #: jethrthick_1612_1s) 

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


  • Looking for an amazing (and relatively quiet!) copy of the best sounding Jethro Tull record? Look no further!
  • It's out of this world, with a Triple Plus (A+++) side one and a side two nearly as amazing at A++ to A+++
  • Phenomenal sound throughout -- incredibly rich, full and dynamic with tons of energy and superb transparency
  • Allmusic gives it 4 1/2 stars: "A masterpiece in the annals of progressive rock."
  • A Better Records Top 100 album and a stunning Demo Disc -- sure to be the best you've ever heard Tull sound!
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Rod Stewart
Never A Dull Moment

  (Item #: stewanever_1706) 

Our Price: $249.99

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

  (Item #: santainner_1612s) 

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


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

  (Item #: simongrace_1612_s) 

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


  • A killer shootout winning copy - Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side, Double Plus (A++) on the second - rich, smooth and open
  • Fairly quiet vinyl throughout, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus - they really don't come quieter
  • Guaranteed to TROUNCE the well-reviewed but nevertheless awful Heavy Vinyl LP in every way, or your money back
  • Allmusic 5 stars "An enormously successful record, Graceland became the standard against which subsequent musical experiments by major artists were measured."
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Bruce Springsteen
Darkness On The Edge Of Town

  (Item #: sprindarkn_1611x) 

Our Price: $249.99

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

  (Item #: metheasfal_1706_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side two and a Double Plus (A++) side one, this copy is going to be very hard to beat
  • An exceptionally huge soundfield with layered depth for days make this a special pressing indeed
  • You will be very hard-pressed to find another copy demonstrating as many audiophile qualities as this one does
  • 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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Bob Dylan & The Band
Before The Flood

  (Item #: dylanbefor_1706) 

Our Price: $299.99

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

  (Item #: houstwhitn_1706_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • This killer copy has surprisingly natural sound for an '80s release - Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it on both sides
  • Full-bodied, rich and warm, this album has the kind of analog sound we did not expect to find, thank goodness
  • Consistently strong material: You Give Good Love, Saving All My Love for You, How Will I Know, All at Once, and Greatest Love of All (the last of seven (!) singles released from the album)
  • "...introduced the world to "The Voice," an octave-spanning, gravity-defying melismatic marvel."
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Ambrosia
Ambrosia

  (Item #: ambroambro_1706_1) 

Our Price: $399.99

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

  (Item #: bensobreez_1706) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A killer 2-pack - Triple Plus (A+++) on the two good sides, perhaps the first and only Triple Triple copy to hit the site
  • The sides opposite the shootout winners aren't necessarily bad, but boy, flip them over and what a difference!
  • Thanks to the superb engineering of Al Schmitt you can be sure this album has the sonic goods like no other
  • A crossover smash that even went all the way to Number One on the pop charts, featureing the hit "This Masquerade"
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Stevie Ray Vaughan
Soul To Soul

  (Item #: vaughsoult_1706) 

Our Price: $399.99

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

  (Item #: stillsteph_1706) 

Our Price: $449.99

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

  (Item #: fleettusk_1706) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • A MONSTER pressing that simply cannot be beat - all four sides earned our highest sonic grade of Triple Plus (A+++)
  • The sound is Demo Disc Quality on the more highly produced tracks, of which there are plenty spread over the two discs
  • The power of the bottom end is especially impressive on all four sides (and John McVie kills it on bass!)
  • 5 stars: "Because of its ambitions, Tusk failed to replicate the success of its two predecessors ... yet it earned a dedicated cult audience of fans of twisted, melodic pop." Twisted melodic pop? Sign me up!
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Roxy Music
Avalon

  (Item #: roxymavalo_1706) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • A stunning early UK pressing of this Roxy classic: Triple Plus (A+++) on both side - this is As Good As It Gets, folks!
  • Superb sound from start to finish -- full-bodied and warm with wonderfully sweet vocals
  • Copies that are exceptionally open, clear and big present this music the way it was meant to be heard
  • Credit Rhett Davies with creating the sonic space that clearly displays so many singers, instruments and sounds
  • "Ferry was never this romantic or seductive, either with Roxy or as a solo artist, and Avalon shimmers with elegance in both its music and its lyrics." - Allmusic, 5 stars
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Elton John
Honky Chateau

  (Item #: john_honky_1706) 

Our Price: $749.99

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

  (Item #: ferrybeten_1611s) 

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


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

  (Item #: washifeels_1611s) 

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


  • Top A+++ sound on side one and Double Plus on side two - who knew this was such a well recorded album?
  • So much like live music -- uncompressed, present, full of energy, with the instruments clearly located and surrounded by the natural space of the studio
  • An RVG recording (and mastering) from 1975 that is a KNOCKOUT on a copy like this
  • "Its shimmering, soulful grooves refute the argument that smooth jazz is little more than mere ambience, combining expert playing and intricate songwriting to create music that is both compelling and comforting." Allmusic 4 Stars
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Phil Manzanera
Diamond Head

  (Item #: manzadiamo_1611x) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A Top Copy with two stunning sides - Demo Disc quality sound barely begins to describe the size and power of this recording
  • Side two earned our top grade of Triple Plus (A+++) and side one was close behind with Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound
  • This album is an amazing SONIC BLOCKBUSTER, with sound that will positively leap out of your speakers
  • A shockingly well-recorded album from the ultra-talented Rhett Davies - this is his Engineering Masterpiece
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "A terrific all-star affair that still holds up enormously well..."
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John Coltrane
Black Pearls

  (Item #: coltrblack_1605x) 

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


  • This superb 1958 stereo LP boasts two Triple Plus (A+++) sides - the sound of this copy simply cannot be beat
  • It's big, lively, tubey, present and very transparent - nothing we played could compete with it
  • A great Rudy Van Gelder recording that hits a whole nother level on a copy like this
  • 4 stars on Allmusic: "...captures Coltrane at the height of perfecting the intense volley that would garner the name 'sheets of sound.' "
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Jimmy Buffett
Changes In Latitudes...

  (Item #: buffechang_1706) 

Our Price: $249.99

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

  (Item #: frampframp_1706_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A Top Copy, kicking off with two Triple Plus (A+++) sides, meaning Baby I Love Your Way sounds AMAZING here
  • Sides three and four are also very strong, each earning Double Plus (A++) grades - overall the best copy we've had in years
  • Mixed and mastered so that the guitar solos soar the way they do in live music -- an approach that pays big dividends on this copy
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic, who agree with us that many tracks here are "much more inspired, confident, and hard-hitting than the studio versions."
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The Three
The Three (45 RPM)

  (Item #: threethree_45_1606x) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Demo Disc Quality - Triple Plus on side two and close to it on side one - incredibly dynamic and immediate
  • And it's not the Direct Disc. It's better than the direct to disc. It's live to TAPE, mastered at 45 RPM
  • "You Are There" Live sound, almost impossible to come by on any other record
  • Sample, Brown and Manne here play the best piano trio jazz we have ever heard
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Bruce Springsteen
Born In The U.S.A.

  (Item #: sprinborni_1706_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

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


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Eagles
On The Border

  (Item #: eagleonthe_1706) 

Our Price: $349.99

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

  (Item #: stewayearo_1706) 

Our Price: $299.99

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

  (Item #: jonespirat_1706) 

Our Price: $349.99

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

  (Item #: simonpauls_1706) 

Our Price: $249.99

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

  (Item #: rogerjazzw_1606x) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: beatlahard_1706) 

Our Price: $399.99

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

  (Item #: mitchcourt_1706) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • An incredible sounding copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side and Double Plus (A++) on the second
  • The sound is rich, warm and Tubey Magical with a nice extended top end and plenty of presence
  • One of our very favorite Joni albums here at Better Records, and probably her Best Sounding Album
  • "[A] remarkably deft fusion of folk, pop, and jazz ... the music is smart, smooth, and assured from the first note to the last." - AMG 5 Stars
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Prokofiev / Symphonies No. 1 ('Classical') & 7 / Previn / LSO

  (Item #: prokosym1_emi_1706) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Incredible Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides: 0 distortion, 0 smear, so big and clear
  • Rich, smooth strings on an EMI? Yes, this copy proves it's possible. None of that '70s EMI shrillness to be found here
  • The best combination of sonics and performance that we have yet to hear on vinyl
  • This pressing contains one of my favorite performances of the Classical Symphony
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Neil Young
Comes A Time

  (Item #: youngcomes_1706_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

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

  (Item #: gabrigabr3_1706) 

Our Price: $299.99

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

  (Item #: atkinclass_1706) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Stunning sound from start to finish for Chet's acoustic guitar album - Triple Plus (A+++) on both sides
  • The reproduction is exceptionally natural - big and full with a nicely extended top end to capture all the harmonic information
  • Living Stereo spaciousness, clarity, tonal accuracy and freedom from artificiality - it doesn't get any better than this
  • Mint Minus Minus, which is about as silent as these early RCAs get with such mellow, quiet, contemplative music
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Rush
Permanent Waves

  (Item #: rush_perma_1611s) 

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


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

  (Item #: returroman_1706) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Triple Triple! Two superb Triple Plus (A+++) sides for one of our favorite fusion albums; this is some real Demo Disc sound
  • Both sides here are huge and lively with incredible dynamics and rich, warm tonality
  • Our favorite Jazz Rock Fusion Album of All Time - none rocks harder!
  • An amazingly well-recorded album of instrumental pyrotechnicians - the band is absolutely on fire like no other
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Deja Vu

  (Item #: crosbdejav_1706) 

Our Price: $749.99

  • A stunning copy that is guaranteed to blow your mind; each side rates a Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it
  • The sound is HUGE -- lively, present and rich in a way that nothing you've heard can compete with
  • Unusually quiet vinyl for this album -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • One of our all time favorite albums at Better Records and one that almost never sounds THIS good
  • "A rich musical banquet for the most serious and personal listeners" - Allmusic 5 stars
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The Allman Brothers
Eat A Peach

  (Item #: allmaeatap_1706) 

Our Price: $399.99

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

  (Item #: kristsilve_1705) 

Our Price: $199.99

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

  (Item #: dimeoelega_1705_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • The single best copy of this phenomenal Fusion Guitar Jazz Classic to ever hit the site
  • Side two here rates Triple Plus (A+++) with side one close behind at (A++ to A+++)
  • Both sides are incredibly lively, full-bodied, open and present -- the sound is HUGE and WEIGHTY and it rocks
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "Generally an explosive affair, although it does have a fair amount of variety."
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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Long After Dark

  (Item #: pettylonga_1705) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Incredible sound with each side rating a Triple Plus (A+++) sonic grade so something very close to it
  • Rich and full-bodied with tight bass, and brimming with Petty's unique brand of rock and roll energy
  • You Got Lucky was the big hit on this album 4 Star Album from 1982
  • Rolling Stone raves "...overall, Long after Dark is Petty's most accomplished record."
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James Taylor
Dad Loves His Work

  (Item #: taylodadlo_1705) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • One of the best copies to ever hit the site - a shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) side two mated to a killer Double Plus (A++) first side
  • Dramatically bigger, clearer and richer sounding than most, with a far more accurate and natural tonal balance
  • A favorite JT album and perhaps his most underrated, with a great set of songs including Stand and Fight and Summer's Here
  • 4 stars on Allmusic: "James Taylor bounced back from the spotty Flag with this all-original album led by his collaboration with J.D. Souther on "Her Town Too," his biggest pop hit since "Handy Man," and his biggest non-cover hit since his first, "Fire And Rain," in 1970."
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Little Feat
Feats Don’t Fail Me Now

  (Item #: littlfeats_1705) 

Our Price: $249.99

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

  (Item #: brubecompa_1705_) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side one and a better than Double Plus (A++ to A+++) side two, this copy is practically as good as it gets
  • 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
  • Allmusic 4 1/2 Stars: This fine LP was the debut of Brubeck's new Quartet, a group featuring baritonist Gerry Mulligan, bassist Jack Six and drummer Alan Dawson. Recorded live in Mexico ... this enjoyable set showed that for Brubeck there was life after Paul Desmond."
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Jimmy Smith
Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf

  (Item #: smithwhosa_1705_) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side two and a superb Double Plus (A++) side one, this copy could not be beat
  • If you dig Oliver's Nelson's swingin' BIG BRASS as much as we do you are in for a treat with this stereo pressing
  • The best sides have the kind of analog richness, warmth and smoothness that make listening to records so involving
  • Slaughter On Tenth Avenue is the monster track leading off here, and it swings the way Walk on the Wild Side does - like crazy, man!
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Sonny Rollins
On Impulse

  (Item #: rollionimp_1705_) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side two and a superb Double Plus (A++) side one, this copy could not be beat
  • As good as side one was, when we got around to side two we were knocked out by some of the best Sonny Rollins sax sound we've EVER heard
  • Side two was so much bigger, fuller and richer than the other side twos we heard, and his sax was really jumpin' out of the speakers
  • Allmusic 4 Stars: "This date is significant for the manner in which Rollins attacks five standards with a quartet that included pianist Ray Bryant, bassist Walter Booker and drummer Mickey Roker."
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Joni Mitchell
Miles of Aisles

  (Item #: mitchmiles_1610s) 

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


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

  (Item #: jacqubotto_1607x) 

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


  • This is clearly the best sounding copy of Bottoms Up to ever hit the site - Double Plus (A++) on side one, Triple Plus (A+++)on side two!
  • Both sides played a True Mint Minus, which means this copy is not only exceptionally good sounding, but exceptionally quiet to boot
  • On side two this pressing showed us that the perfect balance of clarity and richness was possible, the only side that managed that feat
  • "Even in 1968 when the jazz avant-garde was becoming quite influential, tenor saxophonist Illinois Jacquet played in his own timeless style, performing in an idiom little changed during the previous 20 years."
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Mike Oldfield
Tubular Bells

  (Item #: oldfitubul_1705) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • You'll find incredible Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides of this British Virgin LP - this one is doing everything right!
  • 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 White Hot copy to hit the site in a long time
  • "[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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Steely Dan
The Royal Scam

  (Item #: steelroyal_1705) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Both sides here came in at Triple Plus (A+++) or very close to it, making it a copy that just can't be beat
  • A killer White Hot copy of this hard-rockin' Steely Dan classic -- HERE is the right sound for this music
  • These incredible sides give you just what you need for this album -- rich, meaty sound with crazy energy
  • "The best songs on The Royal Scam... rank as genuine Steely Dan classics." -- Allmusic
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Crosby / Nash
Graham Nash/ David Crosby

  (Item #: crosbgraha_1705) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Triple Triple! The best copy of this wonderfully well recorded album to hit the site in ages
  • Both A+++ sides are open, spacious and very tubey -- qualities that bring out the best in this music
  • The breathy, hi-res vocals are smooth and sweet here, not bright or grainy as on many copies
  • Four stars in Allmusic: "One of the most impressive side projects to arise from CSN."
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Tony Bennett
I Left My Heart In San Francisco

  (Item #: benneileft_1705) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Superb and magical like nothing you've heard - this killer copy is as about as HUGE and as REAL as it gets
  • This pressing gives Tony the sound he deserves, with side one rating a Triple Plus (A+++) and side two a solid Double Plus (A++)
  • Amazing music, plus brilliant engineering by Frank Laico at his favorite studio (and ours), Columbia 30th Street studios
  • Allmusic 5 Stars and the winner of two Grammy Awards in 1962 including Record of the Year
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Supertramp
Crime of the Century

  (Item #: supercrime_1705) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • A superb copy and killer Demo Disc to beat them all - Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • A HUGE and POWERFUL Ken Scott recording that's truly a BEAST on this brilliantly mastered A&M pressing
  • Clearly the band's Prog Rock Masterpiece, as well as a permanent member of our Rock & Pop Top 100
  • "...a huge leap forward for the group and their most consistent album outside of that 1979 masterwork, Breakfast in America."
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Bryan Ferry
Let's Stick Together

  (Item #: ferryletss_1705) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Our shootout winner for side two and only the second copy to hit the site in many years - Triple Plus (A+++) on side two, Double Plus (A++) on one
  • For material and sound I consider this to be the best of Bryan Ferrry's solo albums
  • The presence, bass, and dynamics are well above the competition - the sound is right in every way
  • Allmusic 4 Stars: "The title track itself scored Ferry a deserved British hit single, with great sax work from Chris Mercer and Mel Collins and a driving, full band performance. Ferry's delivery is one of his best, right down to the yelps, and the whole thing chugs with post-glam power."
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The Moody Blues
On The Threshold Of A Dream

  (Item #: moodyonthe_1705) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A stunning Top Copy with two incredible sides -- you won't believe all the Tubey Magic on this one!
  • Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it throughout, this is one of their best albums for both music and sound
  • This pressing is cleaner, clearer, richer, sweeter, and more present that you could have imagined in your wildest dreams
  • "... [I]n 1969 this was envelope-ripping, genre-busting music, scaling established boundaries into unknown territory, not only "outside the box" but outside of any musical box that had been conceived at that moment..." -- Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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Frank Zappa
Apostrophe (')

  (Item #: zappaapost_1705) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A Top Copy, with a Triple Plus (A+++) side one and a Double Plus (A++) side two
  • The sound is dramatically bigger, richer and smoother than on the typical pressing
  • A surprisingly impressive recording when you get your hands on a copy like this with The Real Sound
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic and Zappa's only album to crack the Top Ten
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Neil Young
On The Beach

  (Item #: youngonthe_1701x) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • A KILLER Top Copy, Triple Plus (A+++) on side two and Double Plus (A++) on side one
  • The sound here is incredibly big, full and lively with huge amounts of presence and bottom end weight
  • Relatively quiet, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on both sides
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "Savage and ultimately triumphant."
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Freddie Hubbard
The Body & The Soul

  (Item #: hubbabodya_1705_) 

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
  • Big, open, clear, with space and three-dimensionality that modern pressings can only dream of, this copy was hard to fault
  • With so many instruments to deal with the mastering and pressing have to be stellar, and here they are
  • Allmusic 4 Stars: "Utilizing a septet, 16-piece big band, and orchestra plus strings to play concise, tight tunes, Shorter provides the backdrop to employ Hubbard's bold toned trumpet and all of its devices in a full display of his powerful melodic talents."
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Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Swings Lightly

  (Item #: fitzgella_swings_1705_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side two and a Double Plus (A++) side one, 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 Frank Loesser’s “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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Red Mitchell Quartet
Red Mitchell Quartet

  (Item #: mitchredmi_1705_) 

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
  • This Better Records favorite has some of the best upright bass reproduction we've ever heard - top quality West Coast Jazz too
  • Impeccable All Tube engineering by Roy Dunann in the store room of Contemporary Records, 1957 (sixty years ago!)
  • Allmusic 4 Stars: "Easily recommended to collectors of straight-ahead jazz."
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Willie Nelson
Stardust

  (Item #: nelsostard_1705) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Absolutely stunning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides of this exceptionally well-recorded album, this surely qualifies as a Demo Disc
  • From the first few moments of the title track you'll be blown away by the wonderful presence, transparency, and clarity
  • This copy is hi-res without sacrificing the Analog warmth that makes the recording so special
  • Allmusic 5 stars: "Stardust showcases Nelson's skills as a musician and his entire aesthetic — where there is nothing separating classic American musical forms, it can all be played together — perhaps better than any other album..."
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U2
The Unforgettable Fire

  (Item #: u2___unfor_1705) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Only the second Triple Triple (A+++) copy to ever hit the site and boy does it have some KILLER sound
  • Both sides sound incredible -- richer and fuller than every other copy we played with tons of Tubey Magic and big punchy bass
  • Quiet vinyl throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on both sides
  • "... ranking among U2's very best music..." - All Music
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David Bowie
Pin-Ups

  (Item #: bowiepinup_1609x_) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • For the first time ever on our site, here's a Triple Triple (A+++) pressing of this Classic Bowie album from 1973
  • Both Triple Plus (A+++) sides are huge, clear and rich with phenomenal amounts of Tubey Magic, thanks to Ken Scott
  • A really fun listen, with Bowie running through covers of his favorite 60s hits in true Demo Disc sound
  • Turns out he's a great interpreter, turning in passionate versions of songs by The Who, Pink Floyd, The Yardbirds and more
  • He brings a fresh perspective to this material, just as Bryan Ferry did so brilliantly on his first two solo albums
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The Eagles
One Of These Nights

  (Item #: eagleoneof_1705) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • An incredible copy, Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • This one is doing it right: super rich and full, huge punchy bass, a nice extended top and a huge three-dimensional soundfield
  • Lyin' Eyes and Take It To The Limit sound out of this world 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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Deep Purple
Made In Japan

  (Item #: deeppmadei_1705) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • Get ready to rock -- this STUNNING Top Copy earned 11.5 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 to Triple (A++ to A+++) 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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Roxy Music
For Your Pleasure

  (Item #: roxymforyo_1705) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Out of this world Triple Triple (A+++) sound on side one backed with an excellent Double Plus (A++) side two - sure to be one of the best Roxy Music records you'll ever hear
  • Both of these sides are unbelievably rich and Tubey Magical - Roxy just does not get any better than this!
  • We've been working on this shootout for over ten years - this is one of the best copies we have to show for the effort
  • AMG 5 Stars: "...another extraordinary record from Roxy Music, one that demonstrates even more clearly than the debut how avant-garde ideas can flourish in a pop setting."
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Bloomfield-Kooper-Stills
Super Session

  (Item #: bloomsuper_1611x) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A killer copy, the first to hit the site in years - turn this one up good and loud and get ready to ROCK
  • Side one earned a Double Plus (A++) while side two impressed enough to earn our top Triple Plus (A+++) grade
  • Both sides are incredibly rich and full with great energy and huge amounts of studio space - qualities that bring out the best in this music
  • Season of the Witch on a Triple Plus side two? You won't believe how BIG and BOLD the sound gets on this copy
  • "This is one of those albums that seems to get better with age... This is a super session indeed. "
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June Christy
The Intimate Miss Christy

  (Item #: chrisintim_1705_) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With two Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning sides, this original MONO copy simply could not be beat
  • If you want to hear a living, breathing June Christy in an intimate setting, this mono is the only way to go
  • The vinyl has some issues, so those looking for copies in quiet playing condition may want to look elsewhere
  • "The Intimate Miss Christy is a special treat for her fans as it finds the cool blonde singer backed only by Al Viola's guitar and Don Bagley's bass (though a flutist sits in on a few tracks)."
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The Lovin' Spoonful
John Sebastian Songbook, Vol. 1

  (Item #: lovinjohns_1705) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • With Triple Plus (A+++) grades on both sides, the sound quality of the tracks on this compilation MURDER the competition
  • Both sides are super rich, full-bodied and natural with tons of energy and bottom end weight - no sign of radio EQ to be found
  • Features most of the band's best songs, including Do You Believe In Magic, You Didn't Have To Be So Nice, Six O'clock and Nashville Cats (a personal fave)
  • The Allmusic critic is not too crazy about this album, but the User Rating is 4 1/2 stars, which we think is about right
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Led Zeppelin
The Song Remains The Same

  (Item #: ledzesongr_1705) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Incredible sound with two sides rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it and the other two rating a strong Double Plus (A++)
  • The overall sound is clean, clear and open with excellent bass and a plenty of energy
  • An incredibly tough album to find great sound for; this is only the third White Hot copy to hit the site in years
  • All four sides are relatively quiet at Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
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The Rolling Stones
Beggars Banquet

  (Item #: rollibegga_1611s) 

Our Price: $599.99
Sale Price: $499.00 (You save $100.99 / 17%)


  • 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 a select group of 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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Chet Baker
You Can't Go Home Again

  (Item #: bakeryouca_1705) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side one and a Double Plus (A++) side two, this copy could not be beat
  • If you like the kind of music Grover Washington was making around the time of Mister Magic, this sis the album for you
  • This kind of funky Soul Jazz is not for everyone but Chet is such a great player he makes it work
  • "...one of Baker's most important latter-day albums."
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The Doors
Morrison Hotel

  (Item #: doorsmorri_1705) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • Triple Triple for this hard-rockin' later Doors classic, giving you killer sound for great songs like Roadhouse Blues and Waiting For The Sun
  • Both A+++ sides are exceptionally rich, punchy and lively with serious weight down low
  • Great Doors sound is tough to find, Triple Triple pressings like this on relatively quiet vinyl? Good luck!
  • Circus Magazine praised it as "possibly the best album yet from the Doors" and "Good hard, evil rock, and one of the best albums released this decade."
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Ray Charles
Have a Smile With Me

  (Item #: charlhavea_1705) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With two Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning sides, this original stereo copy simply could not be beat
  • The richness in the vocals and the overall Tubey Magical 1964 sound are what put this pressing over the top in our shootout
  • We have a devil of a time finding Ray Charles records that are good sounding and clean enough to offer you - this is a rare one
  • "...he elevates the material with soulful vocals and good arrangements, particularly when the Raeletts back him up (as they do on half the tracks)." Allmusic
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Oscar Peterson
The Trio

  (Item #: petertrio_1705) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A stunning copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish; you'll have a hard time finding better sound than this!
  • Both sides here are out of this world -- big, rich and Tubey Magical with a HUGE punchy bottom end
  • The trio is made up of Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen, here recorded live at the height of their respective powers
  • About as quiet as we can find them -- Mint Minus Minus throughout
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Willie Nelson
Without A Song

  (Item #: nelsowitho_1705) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An amazing Triple Triple (A+++) copy - this is absolutely as good as it gets for this title!
  • Like Stardust, it's another album of Willie bringing his unique style to a group of incomparable standards of love and loss
  • Top quality arrangements - drop the needle on Autumn Leaves or A Dreamer's Holiday to hear Booker T and his pros at their best
  • Top tracks include Autumn Leaves, As Time Goes By, Harbor Lights and of course, Without a Song
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The Byrds
The Notorious Byrd Brothers

  (Item #: byrdsnotor_1701x) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A killer pressing, Triple Plus (A+++) on side one and Double Plus (A++) on side two
  • Both sides are incredibly big, rich and lively with a huge bottom end and plenty of tubey magic
  • A wonderful set of Country Folk Rock songs that are full of magic on a great pressing like this one
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "Showed the group continuing to expand the parameters of their eclecticism."
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Willie Nelson
Phases And Stages

  (Item #: nelsophase_1705) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Stunningly good Triple Plus (A+++) from the first note to the last; you'll have a hard time doing any better than this
  • The overall sound here is big, full, solid and musical with excellent bass and none of the harshness that plagues most copies
  • This is the first Hot Stamper to make it to the site, and we've been trying for a long time! Not so many good sounding copies out there...
  • "... a wonderful set of music that resonates deeply..." - All Music
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
4 Way Street

  (Item #: crosb4ways_1705) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • An honest to goodness Top Copy, with two Triple Plus (A+++) sides and two Double Plus sides - this is about as good as it gets, folks
  • If you want to hear Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young rock out live in your listening room, this is the pressing that can 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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Elton John
Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only The Piano Player

  (Item #: john_donts_1705) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Amazing Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides, absolutely as good as it gets, the best copy to hit the site in three years
  • Spacious, musical and lifelike, this is a truly superb pressing, and on relatively quiet vinyl too!
  • Thanks to Ken Scott's brilliant engineering and Gus Dudgeon's production savvy, every song here sounds better than you imagined
  • 4 stars in the AMG: "His most direct, pop-oriented album... a very enjoyable piece of well-crafted pop/rock."
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Queen
News Of The World

  (Item #: queennewso_1611s) 

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


  • A Top Copy -- Triple Plus (A+++) on side one (where the big hits are) and Double Plus (A++) for side two
  • Powerful sound throughout: incredibly huge and present with amazing clarity and lots of detail
  • Some of the best Queen sound you'll ever hear -- We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions sound amazing here
  • "...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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The Allman Brothers
... At Fillmore East

  (Item #: allmaatfil_1705) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A big, hard-rockin' copy with STUNNING Triple Plus (A+++) sound on three sides and excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on the other
  • The overall sound is incredibly big, full and present with a massive bottom end and huge amounts of energy
  • The WHOMP factor here kicks up the excitement - it sets the foundation necessary for the extended guitar jams to work
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "The pinnacle of the Allmans and Southern rock at its most elastic, bluesy, and jazzy"
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U2
October

  (Item #: u2___octob_1705) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • For the first time ever, we have an incredible sounding copy of October with both sides rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it
  • Both sides here are out of this world -- incredibly big, full and lively with lots of energy and a massive punchy bottom end
  • Relatively quiet vinyl, with each side playing Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "... when U2 do marry the message, melody, and sound together, as on "Gloria," "I Threw a Brick Through a Window," and "I Fall Down," the results are thoroughly impressive." - All Music
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Weather Report
Tale Spinnin'

  (Item #: weathtales_1704_) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With two Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning sides, this copy of the band's 1975 release simply could not be beat
  • Recorded by Bruce Botnick at Wally Heider's, this is one of the few Weather Report albums that has anything close to audiophile sound
  • So solid, spacious, and rich, this copy has the room the myriad instruments and recorded effects need to open up and soar
  • "'Spinnin’ convinces once again that Weather Report is the most adventurous, meticulous and consistently stimulating band working in the electric-jazz idiom.” Rolling Stone
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Joni Mitchell
Blue

  (Item #: mitchblue_1610s) 

Our Price: $499.99
Sale Price: $399.00 (You save $100.99 / 20%)


  • A Top Copy with incredible sound -- Triple Plus (A+++) on side two, Double Plus (A++) on side one
  • Stunning immediacy and presence coupled with superb richness and warmth - this is the right sound for Blue
  • An unusually quiet pressing for this album - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • 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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Billy Joel
The Stranger

  (Item #: joel_stran_1610s) 

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


  • A killer Top Copy, with a Triple Plus (A+++) side one and a very strong Double Plus side two, rockin' from start to finish
  • Billy's piano has extension up top as well as the weight of his hands pounding the keys - the heart of the music sounds right here
  • So many great songs -- Only the Good Die Young, Vienna, Just The Way You Are, Movin' Out, She's Always A Woman and more
  • 4 1/2 stars in the AMG: "Joel rarely wrote a set of songs better than those on The Stranger, nor did he often deliver an album as consistently listenable."
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10cc
The Original Soundtrack

  (Item #: tenccorigi_1610_1s) 

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


  • 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 Better Records Top 100 Album and a real SONIC BLOCKBUSTER on a copy that sounds as good as this one
  • "[P]lenty of naggingly catchy pop hooks, oodles of catchy riffs, and surprising twists..." -- Allmusic
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Pink Floyd
The Final Cut

  (Item #: pinkffinal_1704x) 

Our Price: $249.99

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

  (Item #: simoncarly_1704_1) 

Our Price: $219.99

  • This original Elektra LP has KILLER Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side one backed with an excellent Double Plus (A++) side two
  • The richness and the sweetness of the midrange on the best copies is exactly what you want to hear on this album
  • That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be is the killer track here and it sounds out of this world on this copy
  • Can you believe that the producer and engineer of Carly's 1971 debut is none other than Eddie Kramer!?
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Supertramp
Breakfast In America

  (Item #: superbreak_1704_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades this is guaranteed to be the best sound you have ever heard for Breakfast
  • A truly outstanding recording with huge, spacious, dynamic, lively sound - Tubey Magical richness is big plus too
  • 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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