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Super Hot Stamper

Little Feat
Waiting For Columbus

  (Item #: littlwaiti_1706x) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This copy may only have one Triple Plus (A+++) side but the other three sides are awfully good as well with Double Plus grades (A++)
  • If you're going to have a Triple Plus side, make it side one: Fat Man in the Bathtub, All That You Dream. Oh Atlanta - wow!
  • Amazing energy and size, this is exactly the right sound for this band and their unique style of swampy, funky rock'n'roll
  • One of our all time favorite live recordings - one of the top Little Feat albums too, their single best release
  • "[R]ich performances that prove Little Feat were one of the great live bands of their time." -- AMG 4 1/2 stars
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White Hot Stamper

Little Feat
Hoy-Hoy

  (Item #: littlhoyho_1712) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A killer Demo Disc Quality pressing of this (mostly) amazing batch of recordings, the first to hit the site in quite some time
  • Two Triple Plus (A+++) sides and the other two are Double Plus (A++) or better - the sound is outstanding from start to finish
  • Our pick for the best sounding Little Feat album - it's truly a monster on a copy that sounds like this
  • Filled with live performances, obscurities, album tracks and some new songs - a wonderful mix of material
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White Hot Stamper

Little Feat
The Last Record Album

  (Item #: littllastr_1612x) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • The first Triple Triple (A+++) copy to ever hit the site - truly amazing sound for this classic from beginning to end
  • The drums are rich and fat, a perfect match for the sound of the album as a whole
  • Consistently strong songwriting with dramatically more emotionally powerful tracks than their other releases
  • Features great songs like All That You Dream, Long Distance Love, Mercenary Territory and more
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Super Hot Stamper

Little Feat
Time Loves A Hero

  (Item #: littltimel_1801) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

Little Feat
Hoy-Hoy

  (Item #: littlhoyho_1609x_) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Three sides Super Hot at Double Plus (A++) or better; side four AMAZING at Triple Plus (A+++)
  • Incredibly solid from start to finish -- punchy, big and present, with great bass
  • Our pick for the best sounding Little Feat album -- it's a monster
  • Filled with live performances, obscurities, album tracks and some new songs -- a great mix of material
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Super Hot Stamper

Little Feat
The Last Record Album

  (Item #: littllastr_1612x_super) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

Little Feat
Time Loves A Hero

  (Item #: littltimel_1612) 

Our Price: $49.99

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

How Does the MoFi Sound?

  (Item #: littldixie_mobile_fidelity) 



Another in our ongoing series of Random Thoughts on issues concerning music and recordings.

How does the MoFi pressing sound? We have no idea; we've never bothered to order one. This is an album about rhythm. Half-Speed mastered records have sloppy bass and, consequently, lack rhythmic drive. Who is his right mind would want to half-speed master an album by Little Feat, one of the most rhythmically accomplished bands in rock and roll history?

The obvious answer is that it was a bad idea. But, if you're Mobile Fidelity, and that's the only idea you've ever had because you are in the half-speed mastering business, then what else can you do? As the old saying goes, to a hammer everything looks like a nail.

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Little Feat - Dixie Chicken

Our Shootout Winner from 2010

  (Item #: littldixie_2010) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame.

White Hot Stamper sound on side two -- yes, it is possible, and this very copy is Proof with a capitol P. Most copies of this album sound like cardboard, especially the later pressings on the palm tree and tan labels. To get the best sound you need originals of this album, and Warner Brothers green label originals are getting pretty darn hard to find as more and more collectors and audiophiles are coming to the realization that the unending stream of heavy vinyl reissues flooding the market leaves a lot to be desired. (Our desire for them is at zero as we no longer bother to order the stuff.)

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Little Feat - Feats Don't Fail Me Now

Our Shootout Winner from 2013

  (Item #: littlfeats_2013) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame.

A White Hot side one mated to a Super Hot side two make this our big shootout winner this time around. Incidentally our last time around for Little Feat's fourth album was 2008 for those of you keeping track at home; yes, it's getting mighty hard to find clean copies of practically all the pre-Waiting For Columbus titles.

The good news we have to offer this time as opposed to last is that we can now clearly say that Feats Don't Fail Me Now is the best sounding album of the first four the band recorded. We think the songs are great too; we would hope that goes without saying.

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Little Feat - Feats Don't Fail Me Now

Their Most Consistent, Most Inspired Songwriting

  (Item #: littlfeats_best) 



This is, we regret to say, a Forgotten Rock Classic from Little Feat.

Feats Don't Fail Me Now is the best sounding album of the first four the band recorded. We think the songs are great too; we would hope that goes without saying. Waiting For Columbus -- their live masterpiece and inarguably the definitive recording statement by the band -- has at least one song from this album on each of its four sides. That ought to tell you something. This is where the band really hit their stride. (The next album is a personal favorite as well.)

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Little Feat - Hoy-Hoy

Our Shootout Winner from 2011

  (Item #: littlhoyho_2011) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock Hall of Fame.

This Warner Brothers Double LP is one of the all time TOP Little Feat albums and a longtime personal favorite. Three out of the four sides here are White Hot, as good as it gets -- A+++, and the fourth is just a half plus behind at A++1/2. It's been a very long time since a double album made it to our site with grades like these -- 11 1/2 pluses out of 12!

And side three was so good I noted that it might as well be A++++ -- no other side of the ten copies we played could touch it, not even the three other ones here. Teenage Nervous Breakdown (Live) is a real Demo Disc Quality track.

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Little Feat - Hoy-Hoy

Listening in Depth

  (Item #: littlhoyho_depth) 



Another in our series of Home Audio Exercises with advice on What to Listen For (WTLF) as you critically evaluate your copy of Hoy Hoy.

The recording quality of many of these songs is OUT OF THIS WORLD, as good as any rock record I can think of. Although Waiting For Columbus is arguably the best sounding live rock 'n roll album ever made, some of the tracks on this album are every bit as good or BETTER. (And the promo EP is practically in a league of its own for sound!)

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Little Feat - The Last Record Album

Our Shootout Winner from 2012

  (Item #: littllastr_2012) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame and a Forgotten Classic from 1975.

This White Hot Stamper pressing has the sound I've been trying to find on a pressing of The Last Record Album for more than thirty years. Finally, here it is! This was my first Little Feat album, purchased way back in 1975, and it's still my favorite by the band. The recording is notable for having amazing bass; it goes REALLY deep in places (Long Distance Love) and it's punchy and rich throughout the album.

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Little Feat - The Last Record Album

Leaner and Cleaner Just Won't Cut It

  (Item #: littllastr_test) 



To our way of thinking, this is the kind of record one should bring to one's favorite stereo store to properly judge their equipment. They can play Famous Blue Raincoat; they do it all day long. But can they play The Last Record Album and have it sound musical and involving? Can they get it to ROCK? Will they even turn it up loud enough to find out? My jaded money is on no, for all three.

Rockin' The Last Record Album is a much, much tougher test than what they are used to, one that their systems will struggle to pass. (That's what makes it a good test, right?)

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Little Feat - Time Loves A Hero

Our Shootout Winner from 2015

  (Item #: littltimel_2015) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame.

On the better copies the title track has Demonstration Quality Sound - the soundstage is huge and the multi-tracked vocal parts are energetic, clear and free from congestion and distortion. If your copy doesn't blow your mind on this song, try one of ours.

The next track, Rocket in My Pocket, kicks off with a big, fat drum sound that's present and punchy on the better copies. The album finishes with the controversial jazz-rock fusion of Day at the Dog Races, a song the band used to open their live act with in order to get in the groove. If the band wants to stretch out a bit, we don't have a problem with it.

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Little Feat - Time Loves A Hero

Nautilus Debunked

  (Item #: littltimel_nautilus) 



Sonic Grade: D

A Hall of Shame pressing. After playing a killer Hot Stamper pressing of the album a few years back we wrote the following:

If you own the Nautilus Half-Speed, a record we actually liked years ago even when we had long since forsworn those kinds of pressings, you are really in for a treat. THIS is what the band sounds like in the REAL world, not the phony audiophile world that so many seem to get stuck in.

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Little Feat - Waiting for Columbus

Our Shootout Winner from 2009

  (Item #: littlwaiti_2009) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock Hall of Fame.

This German import pressing of Waiting for Columbus is much better sounding than the typical Mastering Lab-mastered copy.

This German pressing is similar to one that came from my own personal collection, accidentally discovered way back in the early '80s as I recall. It KILLED my domestic original, and got some things right that even my treasured Mobile Fidelity pressing couldn't. We have been meaning to do a shootout for this album for at least the last five years, but kept running into the fact that in a head to head shootout the right MoFi pressing -- sloppy bass and all -- was hard to beat.

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Little Feat - Waiting for Columbus

MoFi Reviewed

  (Item #: littlwaiti_mofi) 



Sonic Grade: C

Another Mobile Fidelity Pressing reviewed. Our Audiophile Scorecard has plenty more where this one came from.

This is actually a pretty good sounding record, all things considered. We put this one through our cleaning process and gave it a listen. Although our Hot Stamper copies do sound better, they’re also quite a bit more expensive. This copy had the best sound we heard out of the three or four we played, which makes it a Hot Stamper I suppose, but we are instead just calling it a Very Good Sounding Copy.

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Lowell George - Thanks I’ll Eat It Here

Listening in Depth

  (Item #: georgthank_listen) 



Presenting another entry in our extensive Listening in Depth series with advice on what to listen for as you critically evaluate your copy of Thanks I’ll Eat It Here.

"Lowell's style is so distinctive and his performances so soulful, it's hard not to like this record if you've ever had a fondness for Little Feat. After all, it's earthier and more satisfying than any Feat album since Feats Don't Fail Me Now and it has the absolutely gorgeous "20 Million Things," the last great song George ever wrote."

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Lowell George - Thanks I’ll Eat It Here

Our Shootout Winner from 2015

  (Item #: georgthank_2015) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame.

This kind of recording quality was abandoned decades ago, but there was a time -- I'm old, I remember it -- when engineers actually tried to produce recordings with this kind of rich, sweet, thoroughly analog sound. 1979, the year of this album's release, is right at the tail end of it. Why do you think so much of our Hot Stamper output covers the decade that stretched from the late '60s to the late '70s? Only one reason -- that's where some of the best sound can be found. (It's a bit like Willie Sutton's famous answer to why he robbed banks: "because that's where the money is".)

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Mobile Fidelity's Approach to Mastering

I Have a Theory

  (Item #: littlwaiti_theory) 



I have a theory about why MoFi's mastering approach here tended to work for the album when it failed so miserably for so many others. It goes a little something like this.

Back in their early days MoFi tended to add bass and treble to practically every record they mastered, regardless of whether or not the master tape they were using needed any such boost. A little extra sparkle up top and a little extra slam down below was what the audiophile public seemed to want. Truth be told, I was a member of that group and I know I did.

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Little Feat

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