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Dire Straits
Dire Straits

  (Item #: diresdires_1703_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • SUPERB sound throughout, with both sides of this very special British pressing rating a sonic grade of Double Plus (A++)
  • The sound is shockingly rich, full and solid with fantastic energy - you will not believe all the space and ambience on this copy
  • A Better Records Rock & Pop Top 100 title, a True Demo Disc, and our favorite by the band for both sound and music
  • "...the album is remarkably accomplished for a debut, and Dire Straits had difficulty surpassing it throughout their career."
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David Crosby
If I Could Only Remember My Name

  (Item #: crosbifico_1611s) 

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


  • Exceptionally big, rich and Tubey Magical Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end
  • TAS List and Top 100 - one of the best sounding rock records ever made - Stephen Barncard's engineering masterpiece
  • Finding copies this clean with Demo Disc sound is tough - most are too noisy, and fewer still have the sonic goods this one does
  • "The songs range from brief snapshots of inspiration to the full-blown, rambling western epic "Cowboy Movie," and there are absolutely no false notes struck or missteps taken." - Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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Carole King
Tapestry

  (Item #: king_tapes_1703) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This killer copy of King's beloved Tapestry earned Double Plus (A++) grades or close to it on both sides
  • Punchy, clear and open - you will hear that the dark veils of the average copy have finally been lifted
  • This album is clearly Carole's masterpiece - it's loaded with great songs, and they all sound fantastic here
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "...an intensely emotional record, the songs confessional and direct; in its time it connected with listeners like few records before it, and it remains an illuminating experience decades later."
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James Taylor
Sweet Baby James

  (Item #: taylosweet_1703) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • An amazingly good sounding pressing from start to finish: Triple Plus (A+++) on side two, Double Plus (A++) on side one
  • Just listen to all that lovely echo - it's a dead giveaway that side two has resolving power far beyond other copies you may have heard
  • Fire and Rain and Suite for 20 G (one of JT's All Time Best) on side two here are out of this world
  • A Top 100 Title - "Sweet Baby James launched not only Taylor's career as a pop superstar but also the entire singer/songwriter movement of the early '70s that included Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Jackson Browne, Cat Stevens, and others
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Richard & Linda Thompson
Shoot Out The Lights

  (Item #: thompshoot_1703) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A killer Top Copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish -- As Good As It Gets!
  • The sound was bigger, bolder, cleaner, more open and dynamic than every other copy in our shootout
  • A Better Records Top 100 Title - the best copies such as this have Demo Disc sound you will not believe
  • "It's often been cited as Richard Thompson's greatest work, and it's difficult for anyone who has heard his body of work to argue the point." -- Allmusic, 5 stars
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David Bowie
Ziggy Stardust

  (Item #: bowieziggy_1703_2) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on side one, Double Plus (A++) on side two, killer from start to finish
  • The stage is huge and the Tubey Magic has to be heard to be believed - this is the pinnacle of sound for Glam Rock
  • Until you hear one of these amazing British pressings you just can't know what you are missing
  • 5 Stars in AMG, a Rock & Pop Top 100 album, and Ken Scott's engineering masterpiece
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Holst / The Planets / Previn / LSO

  (Item #: holstplane_emi_1703_1) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • We proudly present another Top Copy of Holst's masterpiece, The Planets, here with Demo Disc sound to beat all comers
  • Both sides earned the Three Pluses (A+++) or close to it for the mindblowing orchestral power they have in their grooves
  • The sound is HUGE, clear and DYNAMIC, with weighty brass and energy like no recording of the work you have ever heard
  • A TAS List Super Disc, with a performance by Previn and the LSO that's fitting - it's as spectacular as the sound
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Genesis
A Trick Of The Tail

  (Item #: genesatric_1610s) 

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


  • The band's Masterpiece is here presented with great sounding Double Plus (A++) sides and relatively quiet vinyl
  • The sound is dramatically better than anything you've ever heard: rich, full-bodied and lively with real weight down low
  • Great sounding Genesis records are hard to come by, which is why we hardly ever have pressings as good as this one on site
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic and one of the better sounding Genesis recordings - their best album too
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Jackson Browne
Jackson Browne

  (Item #: brownjacks_1703) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A killer Triple Plus (A+++) side two backed with a wonderful Double Plus (A++) side one
  • Huge, rich and spacious, this copy puts a a living, breathing Jackson Browne right between the speakers
  • As QUIET a copy as we could ever hope to find, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus (beyond rare for this album)
  • His Masterpiece - 5 stars in the AMG "...a timeless collection of reflective ballads..."
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Traffic
John Barleycorn Must Die

  (Item #: traffjohnb_1703) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • An outstanding copy of this Traffic Classic, with nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on side one, Double Plus (A++) on side two
  • Tubey, rich and warm, with exceptional transparency, harmonic extension and real depth to the soundfield
  • Arguably their best album in our opinion; certainly the most groundbreaking, original and involving
  • "...the band sounds utterly grounded. As the grooves percolate effortlessly along, it becomes clear that unity, not any technical skill, is what makes the music levitate."
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David Bowie
Ziggy Stardust

  (Item #: bowieziggy_1703) 

Our Price: $799.99

  • Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning sound on both sides - the Tubey Magic has to be heard to be believed
  • The perfect balance of richness, smoothness and clarity, with wonderful ambience and energy like no other
  • Until you hear one of these killer pressings you simply can't know what you are missing
  • 5 Stars in AMG, a Rock & Pop Top 100 album, and Ken Scott's engineering masterpiece
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Hampton Hawes
Vol 2: The Trio

  (Item #: hawesvol2t_1703) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) pressing from '55/'56 mono tapes is EVERYTHING that's good about mono
  • The size, the weight, the solidity, the clarity, the energy, the rhythmic drive - it's all here and more
  • This is some of the best sound and the best music we have ever heard on any Hampton Hawes album - a true Must Own
  • 4 1/2 Stars [but we give it 5]: "... this Hampton Hawes date would certainly make good company for any other top jazz piano trio records in your collection."
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Deja Vu

  (Item #: crosbdejav_1703_1) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on both sides, this copy is very close to as good as it gets for CSNY's Masterpiece
  • We guarantee you will be nothing less than knocked out by the size and power of the music on this album
  • The sound is HUGE -- lively, present and rich in a way that nothing you've heard can compete with
  • 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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Elton John
Tumbleweed Connection

  (Item #: john_tumbl_1703) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • The first Top Copy to hit the site this year, and as you might expect it is a KNOCKOUT
  • Side one was a very strong Double Plus (A++) and side two earned our top Triple Plus (A+++) grade
  • Both sides are stunning with superb Demo Quality sound: huge, rich, spacious, dynamic and lively
  • An incredible recording and longtime member of our Top 100 -- our pick for Elton's very best music and sound
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Genesis
A Trick Of The Tail

  (Item #: genesatric_1703) 

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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David Crosby
If I Could Only Remember My Name

  (Item #: crosbifico_1703) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A mindblowing Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, close behind on side two (A++ to A+++)
  • You will not believe how Tubey Magical and Three Dimensional this album can be when your pressing sounds like this
  • TAS List and Top 100 - one of the best sounding rock records ever made - Stephen Barncard's engineering masterpiece
  • Finding clean copies of this album with Demo Disc sound is a near impossibility - most copies are too noisy to sell, and fewer still have the sonic goods this one does
  • "The songs range from brief snapshots of inspiration to the full-blown, rambling western epic "Cowboy Movie," and there are absolutely no false notes struck or missteps taken." - Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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America
America

  (Item #: ameriameri_1703) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: electnewwo_1702) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Incredible sound on both sides with each rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it
  • Both sides are full and rich, dynamic and present -- just right for this material
  • Our favorite ELO record for music and sound - no other album of theirs comes close
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "Contains seven of the best songs ever to come out of the group."
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Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin II

  (Item #: ledze2_1702_3) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A great copy with Single to Double Plus (A+ to A++) sound on both sides and quiet vinyl too!
  • The overall sound here is clean, clear and open with excellent bass and lots of energy
  • An obvious Better Records Rock & Pop Top 100 pick as one of the best and best sounding rock albums ever
  • It's VERY hard to find copies that play this well and sound like this!
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June Christy
Something Cool

  (Item #: chrissomet_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Miss Christy's Must Own Masterpiece returns to the site, this time with superb Double Plus (A++) Mono Hot Stamper sound
  • Need a refresher course in Tubey Magic after playing too many remastered records? 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
  • Allmusic 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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The Three
The Three
(33 RPM)

  (Item #: threethree_33_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A true Demo Disc - both sides of this shockingly good sounding pressing earned a sonic grade of Double Plus (A++) or better
  • The transients are uncannily lifelike - listen for the huge amounts of kinetic energy produced when Shelly whacks the hell out of his cymbals
  • My favorite Piano Trio Jazz Album of All Time; every one of those six tracks is brilliantly arranged and performed (if you have the right takes of course; more about that later)
  • 4 Stars: "One of Joe Sample's finest sessions as a leader" - with Shelly Manne and Ray Brown, we would say it's clearly his finest session, as a leader or simply as the piano player in a killer trio
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Boston
Boston

  (Item #: bostobosto_1702_2) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A MONSTER copy of this classic Classic Rock Album that is guaranteed to blow your mind and then some
  • Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it on both sides; incredibly big and open with a massive bottom end and tons of energy
  • Demo Disc quality sound for all the hits as well as the deep tracks: More Than a Feeling, Long Time/Foreplay, Rock & Roll Band, Peace Of Mind...
  • Better Records Top 100; "Boston is essential for any fan of classic rock, and the album marks the re-emergence of the genre in the 1970s." — Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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Simon & Garfunkel
Bridge Over Troubled Water

  (Item #: simonbridg_1702_1) 

Our Price: $219.99

  • Two outstanding sides, each rating Double Plus (A++) or close to it - this copy gets the music right
  • The sound on this pressing is rich, warm and sweet with an airy, open soundfield and the fewest number of sonic problems
  • One of the quietest copies we heard in our shootout, with Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus surfaces
  • By far the toughest Simon & Garfunkel album to find with excellent sound and decent vinyl
  • "Perhaps the most delicately textured album to close out the 1960s from any major rock act." -- Allmusic, 5 stars
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Prokofiev / Scythian Suite & Lt. Kije / Abbado

  (Item #: prokoltkij_33_1702) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This 2-pack gives you outstanding Triple Plus (A+++) sound for Lt. Kije and wonderful Double Plus (A++) sound for the Scythian Suite
  • This single LP boasts our favorite performances for both of these popular 20th century works - such a deal!
  • Big, clear, present and transparent, with a HUGE bottom end, this is some Demo Disc sound all right
  • When the brass is rich and clear, not thin and shrill, the way it is here, you have yourself a top DG pressing
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Yes
Fragile

  (Item #: yes__fragi_1702_1) 

Our Price: $119.99

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

  (Item #: santasant1_1701) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • Two killer Double Plus (A++) sides - rich and relaxed with powerful guitar-fueled Latin Rock energy
  • The drums have real snap to them - correct percussion is critical to this music and this copy delivers
  • A Must Own album, clearly their Masterpiece, and one of the truly groundbreaking debuts in rock history
  • "Santana combined Latin rhythms with jazz-inspired improvisation, hard-rock guitar and lyrical, B.B. King-style blues - and even had a hit single, "Evil Ways." Rolling Stone
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John Coltrane
Giant Steps

  (Item #: coltrgiant_1702) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Double Plus (A++) on both sides, this is a killer copy of Giant Steps
  • Huge bass and rich sax - smooth, solid and present on both sides
  • Close your eyes and Coltrane is right in the room with you, front and center. How can you put a price on that?
  • Naima is surely the most emotionally powerful ballad the man ever wrote, and MAN does it sound good here!
  • "History will undoubtedly enshrine this disc as a watershed" -- Allmusic, 5 stars
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Cat Stevens
Tea for the Tillerman

  (Item #: steveteafo_1702) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This outstanding pressing - The Pinnacle of Folk Rock from 1970 - earned very strong Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides
  • The emotional power of the songs is communicated completely - we can assure you the experience will be like playing the album for the first time
  • This pressing is ALIVE with musical energy and Tubey Magical Analog sound the likes of which you may never have experienced
  • 5 Stars on Allmusic, a stunning Demo Disc, and a permanent member of the Better Records Top 100
  • This LP plays exceptionally well, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus, about as quiet as any we've heard in a very long time
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Graham Nash
Songs For Beginners

  (Item #: nash_songs_1702) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Two excellent sides, of this Better Records favorite, both rating a strong Double Plus (A++)
  • We love the sound of this album, especially on a copy as rich and full-bodied as this one
  • One of the very best solo CSN&Y albums and a member of our Top 100
  • A very tough album to find in clean enough condition for our shootouts, which is why we almost never have copies on the site
  • Allmusic 4 1/2 stars: "It inevitably brings a smile to anyone who hears it"
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Boston
Boston

  (Item #: bostobosto_1702_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: chicachica1_1702) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Four Double Plus (A++) sides can only mean one thing - this copy is great from start to finish
  • These four sides boast some of the best sounding, boldest arrangements for a horn-based rock band we've ever heard
  • Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?, I'm A Man and Questions 67 and 68 are simply incredible 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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Boz Scaggs
Silk Degrees

  (Item #: scaggsilkd_1702) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Superb sound for Boz's very well recorded Masterpiece of Soulful Pop, earning Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides
  • Punchy, open and clear throughout with the big bass and energy so critical to this rhythmic music
  • This copy brings out of the mix the solid, weighty piano that's missing from the CBS Half-Speed and 90% of the reissues
  • 5 stars in Allmusic: Scaggs "hit the R&B charts in a big way with the addictive, sly Lowdown... and expressed his love of smooth soul music almost as well on the appealing What Can I Say."
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Paul McCartney
McCartney

  (Item #: mccarmccar_1702) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A shootout winning copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side and Double Plus (A++) on the second
  • Top sound for The Lovely Linda, That Would Be Something, Every Night, Man We Was Lonely and more
  • It's rich and full-bodied with presence and the kind of spatiality that can fill your entire listening room
  • Record Collector highlighted "Every Night", "Junk" and "Maybe I'm Amazed" as songs that "still sound absolutely effortless and demonstrate the man's natural genius with a melody."
  • A Top 100 pick and Paul McCartney's One and Only Masterpiece - a Must Own when it sounds this good!
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The Rolling Stones
Sticky Fingers

  (Item #: rollistick_1702) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A Hard Rockin' Sticky Fingers like you've never heard, with two incredibly impressive Double Plus (A++) sides
  • Finally, cleaning and playing these right originals lets us hear the power and the beauty of this truly remarkable recording
  • As quiet a copy as we could ever hope to find -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on both sides
  • A Glyn Johns recording, our favorite by the Stones, a Top 100 Title (of course) and 5 stars on Allmusic (ditto)
  • Q magazine said this was "the Stones at their assured, showboating peak ... A magic formula of heavy soul, junkie blues and macho rock."
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Squeeze
Argybargy

  (Item #: squeeargyb_1702) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • One of the better Squeeze albums to make it to the site, and it just happens to be the best album they ever made
  • This killer British original (the only way to fly) has a Double Plus side one and a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side two
  • Both sides are excellent - so big, rich and natural we could find very little fault with either of them
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "...with Argybargy it was clear that Squeeze were at the top of the pack among new wave popsters, and that their sardonic yet lively voice was unique among any pop group before or since."
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Jeff Beck
Truth

  (Item #: beck_truth_1702) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end for Beck's amazingly well recorded masterpiece
  • Both sides have the Big Rock Sound and powerful Rock Energy, the kind we go crazy for here at Better Records
  • Really fun music - it's a blast to hear Rod Stewart fronting such a heavy rock band
  • Easily and by a wide margin the best sounding record Jeff Beck ever made - thanks Ken!
  • AMG 5 Stars "...almost as groundbreaking and influential a record as the first Beatles, Rolling Stones, or Who albums."
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Badfinger
Straight Up

  (Item #: badfistrai_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A KILLER copy with Double Plus sound (A++) from start to finish
  • Clean, clear and dynamic with tons of space and transparency, this is the way to hear this band's masterpiece all right
  • One of the quietest copies we've found in ages -- this album is almost always too noisy to sell
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "This fine songwriting, combined with sharp performances and exquisite studio craft, make Straight Up one of the cornerstones of power-pop, a record that proved that it was possible to make classic guitar-pop after its golden era had passed."
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Heart
Dreamboat Annie

  (Item #: heartdream_1702) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A Top Copy of this Heart classic, Double Plus (A++) on the first side and Triple Plus (A+++) on the second
  • Punchy and present, open and transparent, with real weight and power to the low end, nothing else in our shootout could compare to this one on side two
  • There is so much more LIFE to this recording than I ever thought possible, and only the best pressings let that energy come through.
  • A Better Records Top 100 album, 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "Aggressive yet melodic rockers like "Sing Child," "White Lightning & Wine," and the rock radio staples "Magic Man" and "Crazy on You" led to the tag "the female Led Zeppelin."
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Return to Forever
Romantic Warrior

  (Item #: returroman_1702) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • A KILLER copy with both sides rating Double Plus (A++) - this is some real Demo Disc sound
  • Rockin' dynamic energy as well as huge amounts of studio space on both sides
  • 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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Poco
Poco

  (Item #: poco_poco_1702) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it on both sides, making this the best copy to ever hit the site - it's a Monster!
  • This copy will show you the size, the space, the depth, the Tubey Magic - it has the freedom to get good and loud the right way
  • There are two Must Own Poco releases, this and the first album, and this one is clearly the more interesting of the two
  • 4 stars in the AMG: "These songs represent the group's blend of country and rock at its finest and brightest."
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The Dixie Dregs
Dregs of the Earth

  (Item #: dixiedregs_1702) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Two amazing Triple Plus (A+++) sides make up this 2-pack, with absolutely As Good As It Gets sonics
  • Huge and spacious, fully extended in both directions, and the kind of rich, Tubey Magical sound we never get enough of
  • The energy and clarity here are off the charts, with the size and power of a True Rock Jazz Fusion Demo Disc
  • Brilliant from start to finish, the only Dixie Dregs record with music and sound of this quality
  • A uniquely compelling fusion of virtuosic rock, jazz, country, prog and even classical music
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Derek and the Dominos
Layla

  (Item #: dereklayla_1702_2) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This copy delivers consistent, top quality sound - all four sides rated Double Plus (A++) or close to it
  • Some of our favorite Clapton songs are here: Bell Bottom Blues, Tell The Truth, Little Wing, Layla and Have You Ever Loved A Woman?
  • One of the most difficult albums to find great sound for, but a lot easier for us now that we know what to look for
  • Clapton's greatest album: "But what really makes Layla such a powerful record is that Clapton, ignoring the traditions that occasionally painted him into a corner, simply tears through these songs with burning, intense emotion."
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Jennifer Warnes
Famous Blue Raincoat

  (Item #: warnefamou_1702) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An absolutely magical copy, with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • Play it good and loud and you'll have a living, breathing Jennifer Warnes standing right between your speakers
  • The clarity here is also wonderful -- just listen to all the texture you can hear in the strings on Bernadette.
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "The high point may have been the Warnes-Cohen duet on "Joan of Arc," but the album was consistently impressive."
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Stevie Ray Vaughan
The Sky Is Crying

  (Item #: vaughskyis_1702) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A stunning copy, with both sides rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or very close to it 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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Miles Davis
Kind of Blue

  (Item #: daviskindo_1702) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A KILLER copy with excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • The sound is super rich, smooth, musical and full of the vintage 30th Street Studio Magic we've come to love here at Better Records
  • "Kind of Blue isn't merely an artistic highlight for Miles Davis, it's an album that towers above its peers, a record generally considered as the definitive jazz album, a universally acknowledged standard of excellence."
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Toto
IV

  (Item #: toto_IV_1702) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • Killer Double Plus (A++) sound for both sides of this copy of Toto's Must Own Masterpiece
  • Clear, lively and rockin' with the kind of smooth, rich, tubey sound you sure don't hear on too many '80s pop albums
  • Rosanna and Africa are both knockouts here, with amazing weight, scale and energy
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "Toto IV was both the group's comeback and its peak ...Toto's best and most consistent record.
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Average White Band
Average White Band

  (Item #: averaavera_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Fantastic sound here, at or near Double Plus (A++) for both sides
  • Spacious and open with great energy and rich, smooth tonality
  • 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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Richard & Linda Thompson
Shoot Out The Lights

  (Item #: thompshoot_1702) 

Our Price: $139.99

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

  (Item #: supercrime_1702) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A superb copy and killer Demo Disc to beat them all - Triple Plus (A+++) on side two, Double Plus on side one (A++)
  • 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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James Taylor
JT

  (Item #: taylojt_1610s) 

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


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

  (Item #: costetrust_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent copy of this Better Records favorite with both sides rating Double Plus (A++) on quiet vinyl
  • 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 — this is only the third Hot copy on the site since 2013!
  • 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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Vivaldi / The Four Seasons / Societa Corelli

  (Item #: vivalfours_1702) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Tubey Magical 1960 Living Stereo sound for The Four Seasons is back at Better Records
  • Double Plus (A++) on side one, nearly as good on side two, this copy had the vintage analog sound we were looking for
  • The best copies are simply bigger, richer and more open, with a more extended, sweeter high end
  • If you drool over the Tubey Magical sound that RCA and others achieved in 1960, this is the copy for you
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The B-52's
The B-52's

  (Item #: b-52sb-52s_1702_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent sound, Double Plus (A++) on both sides - really rockin'
  • Super present, punchy and full-bodied, and pressed on pretty quiet vinyl, it plays Mint Minus! to Mint Minus Minus
  • Tubey Magic in 1979? Somehow they managed to pull it off!
  • 5 stars in the All Music Guide, Better Records Top 100, and a New Wave Classic
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Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin II

  (Item #: ledze2_1702_1) 

Our Price: $799.99

  • A stunning Triple Triple Plus (A+++) pressing that is absolutely guaranteed to rock your world like no other
  • This is freakishly good sound - we created a Top Ten list just to put this album on it
  • With clean copies selling for up to $1000+ on ebay, we're having to pay a fortune for the album these days
  • We're selling this one at a huge discount due to some modest condition issues (see below)
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Sergio Mendes
Stillness

  (Item #: mendestill_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two killer Double Plus (A++) sides - this amazing recording will blow your mind
  • Unusually quiet vinyl for this album, Mint Minus on side one and close on side two
  • Their Psych Masterpiece and a permanent member of our Top 100 list -- we're crazy about the music and sound
  • "Stillness is the great sleeper album of Sergio Mendes' first A&M period." -- Allmusic
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Chabrier / Orchestral Music / Ansermet

  (Item #: chabrorche_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Killer Double Plus (A++) Hot Stamper sound on both sides - this is a DEMO DISC orchestral recording
  • Both sides of this spectacular recording are big, clear, rich, dynamic, transparent and energetic - this is the sound we love
  • Here is the energy and power of Chabrier's remarkable orchestration, thanks to the brilliant engineering of Roy Wallace
  • Ansermet's Chabrier disc has long been a favorite of ours here at Better Records - this copy will show you why


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Grand Funk Railroad
Closer To Home

  (Item #: grandclose_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy of the band's masterpiece, with Double Plus (A++) sonic grades or better on both sides
  • This is the sound you want for their music - huge, punchy, rich and very full-bodied
  • Closer to Home is supposed to be a big, powerful rock record, and on the better pressings such as this one that's exactly what it is!
  • 4 stars: "Broke them through to the level of metal masters such as Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath ... instead of the excess force of other bands, such as MC5, Grand Funk Railroad are able to retain the often-elusive melodic element to their heavy compositions."
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Yes
Fragile

  (Item #: yes__fragi_1702) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Killer Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - you've never heard the record with this kind of big, bold sound
  • Full-bodied and rich with plenty of punch and clarity thanks to Eddie Offord's superb engineering
  • AMG 5 stars, our Top 100, and the second of the band's three Must Own Prog Rock Masterpieces*
  • "Fragile was Yes' breakthrough album... it also marked the point where all of the elements of the music (and more) that would define their success for more than a decade fell into place fully formed."
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Neil Young
Zuma

  (Item #: youngzuma_1702) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An outstanding copy of this superb recording, rating Double Plus (A++) or better throughout
  • A hard-rockin' album with Demo Quality sound powerful enough to blow away just about any rock record in your collection
  • Cortez The Killer and Dangerbird sound STUNNING here -- you will be floored
  • "The music had a lively sound well-suited to the songs, which were some of the most melodic, pop-oriented tunes Young had crafted in years, though they were played with an electric-guitar-drenched rock intensity." Hell yeah they were!
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Peter Gabriel
Security

  (Item #: gabrisecur_1702) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • This shockingly good sounding 2-pack combines two LPs, each with a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side
  • 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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Gershwin / Concerto In F & Rhapsody In Blue / Kostelanetz

  (Item #: gershconce_8286_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Side two has the Rhapsody in Blue in Super Hot Stamper sound - very clear with not a trace of smear
  • Side one has the Concerto in F with lovely extension up top and Tubey Magic in the midrange
  • Both sides are exceptionally spacious, lively and musical from start to finish
  • These two works are performed with consummate skill and attention to detail - the results are magnificent
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The Doobie Bros.
Minute By Minute

  (Item #: doobiminut_1702) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Near Double Plus (A+ to A++) sound throughout, this is an excellent pressing from start to finish
  • So many great songs — the title track, What A Fool Believes, Open Your Eyes
  • The material on this album is the strongest the group ever recorded, and let's face it, all the best songs are McDonald's
  • An Audiophile Quality Pop Music Production that deservedly won four Grammy Awards including Record of the Year
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Level 42
World Machine

  (Item #: levelworld_1702) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides -- big, lively, solid and rich
  • Punchy bass, breathy vocals, snappy drums; it's all here, bringing this music to life
  • A Better Records favorite for close to thirty years, the rare '80s album that holds up today
  • •"World Machine pushes their newfound radio-friendly sound into the forefront, and the result is one of the finest pop albums of the mid-'80s. "Something About You" exemplifies Level 42's sound at the peak of its success."
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Chopin / Les Sylphides & Offenbach / Gaite Parisienne

  (Item #: chopilessy_1610s) 

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


  • This amazing Readers Digest disc has Triple Plus (A+++) Out of This World Demo Disc sound for Les Sylphides
  • This killer side two is rich, natural and real like nothing you have ever heard
  • Side two is in correct polarity, which means that as soon as you drop the needle the sound is nothing short of amazing
  • "The ballet, described as a "romantic reverie", is frequently cited as the first ballet to be simply about mood and dance."
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Miles Davis
Kind of Blue

  (Item #: daviskindo_1701_1) 

Our Price: $749.99

  • A stunning copy with KILLER Triple Triple (A+++) jazz sound like you have never heard
  • Striking clarity and transparency, correct tonality, and in-the-room immediacy are just some of the qualities to be found here
  • Kind of Blue demonstrates the big-as-life, spacious and unerringly accurate 30th Street Studio Sound Fred Plaut was justly famous for
  • "Kind of Blue isn't merely an artistic highlight for Miles Davis, it's an album that towers above its peers, a record generally considered as the definitive jazz album, a universally acknowledged standard of excellence."
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Michael Jackson
Thriller

  (Item #: jacksthril_1701) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Two Hot Stamper sides for one of our favorite records from the '80s (and everybody else's) - Thriller
  • Our old pal Bernie Grundman handled the mastering on these originals and managed to do a really nice job
  • Billie Jean and Beat It sound out of this world here, but that's not fair, since every track does
  • "More than just a phenomenon...it is simply great music." -- AMG 5 stars
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Fleetwood Mac
Mystery To Me

  (Item #: fleetmyste_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A great Super Hot copy with excellent Double Plus sound from beginning to end
  • The overall sound is big, full, clear and open with lots of energy
  • It's nearly impossible to find clean pressings these days, let alone ones with the best stampers and potential to sound great
  • Some of their best songwriting -- it's Tom's personal favorite Fleetwood Mac Album of All Time, to this very day
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Jimi Hendrix
Are You Experienced

  (Item #: hendrareyo_1701_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • This is an outstanding UK pressing with both sides earning strong Double Plus (A++) grades
  • No matter what version you've been playing, we guarantee you'll be blown away by the energy and punch on this one
  • Better sound than you have ever heard for Purple Haze, Hey Joe, The Wind Cries Mary, Fire, Foxey Lady and more
  • "One of the most stunning debuts in rock history, and one of the definitive albums of the psychedelic era." Allmusic, 5 stars
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Miles Davis
Kind of Blue

  (Item #: daviskindo_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A wonderfully musical Hot Stamper copy, with both sides earning excellent sonic grades
  • This beauty is tonally correct and just full of vintage 30th Street Studio Magic
  • This properly mastered '70's reissue is your chance to hear KOB sound right for a change
  • "Kind of Blue isn't merely an artistic highlight for Miles Davis, it's an album that towers above its peers, a record generally considered as the definitive jazz album, a universally acknowledged standard of excellence."
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Heart
Dreamboat Annie

  (Item #: heartdream_1701) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • A killer copy of Heart's debut, with superb hard-rockin' Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • Punchy and present, open and transparent, with real weight and power to the low end, you have never heard the album sound better
  • There is so much more LIFE to this recording than I ever thought possible, and only the best pressings let that energy come through.
  • A Better Records Top 100 album, 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "Aggressive yet melodic rockers like "Sing Child," "White Lightning & Wine," and the rock radio staples "Magic Man" and "Crazy on You" led to the tag "the female Led Zeppelin."
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Jackson Browne
Jackson Browne

  (Item #: brownjacks_1701_2) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Two wonderful Double Plus (A++) sides; this album just doesn't get much better than this very copy
  • Folks, this is an incredibly difficult album to find in audiophile playing condition, but this one plays reasonably well
  • Both sides are rich and smooth, yet clean, clear and fairly transparent (at least for this album)
  • 5 stars in the AMG "Jackson Browne's greater triumph is that, having perfectly expressed its times, it transcended them as well."
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Talking Heads
More Songs About Buildings and Food

  (Item #: talkimores_1701_2) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A truly unbeatable Shootout Winning Triple Triple (A+++) copy for The Head's Masterpiece
  • Never before have you heard these songs sound so BIG, BOLD and ALIVE! Take Me to the River rocks
  • 5 stars on Allmusic and without a doubt the band's Masterpiece - Art School Rock that's fun
  • Eno produced, Rhett Davies engineered, every track is (psycho) killer - a Must Own from 1978
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Grieg / Peer Gynt / Gruner-Hegge / Oslo Phil.

  (Item #: griegpeerg_1701) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning Big and Bold Orchestral sound on side two - gloriously huge and exciting
  • Side one is nearly as good (A++ to A+++) and as big, clear and lively as any performance you have ever heard
  • The Living Stereo Tubey Magical sound from 1958 is hard to fault here - they don't make 'em like this anymore!
  • Our favorite performance -- Gruner-Hegge and the Oslo Phil. truly understand this music at the deepest level possible
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Crosby Stills & Nash
Crosby Stills & Nash

  (Item #: crosbcrosb_1701) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An excellent copy of this classic, Double Plus (A++) on side two and nearly as good (A+ to A++) on side one
  • The sound of this Folk Rock Classic is lively, full-bodied and clear, dramatically better than most copies out there
  • Unusually quiet vinyl on this one too -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus - they never play quieter
  • "A rich musical banquet for the most serious and personal listeners ... a sparkling set immortalizing the group's amazingly close, high harmonies..." - Allmusic 5 stars
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Captain Beefheart
Clear Spot

  (Item #: captaclear_1607s) 

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


  • With Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides, this is an outstanding copy of Beefheart's classic
  • The overall sound is clean, clear and open yet still rich and warm with excellent presence
  • Produced by Ted Templeman, this is the place to start if you want to get to know the music of Captain Beefheart
  • Allmusic 4 stars: "The sound is great throughout, and the feeling is of the coolest bar-band in town, not to mention one that could eat all the patrons for breakfast if it felt like it."
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Linda Ronstadt
Heart Like A Wheel

  (Item #: ronstheart_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound for our favorite Linda Ronstadt album, hands down her Masterpiece
  • You're No Good was the hit, but It Doesn't Matter Anymore, Faithless Love and The Dark End of the Street are every bit as good on side one
  • I can tell you it is no easy task to find this kind of smooth, sweet, analog sound on the album, but if you play enough copies...
  • 5 stars: "A veritable catalog of Californian soft rock, and it stands as a landmark of '70s mainstream pop/rock."
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Harry Nilsson
Harry

  (Item #: nilssharry_1701) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, close to that (A++ to A+++) on side two, about as good as it gets!
  • Harry's sweet, intimate cover of Mother Nature's Son transcends even McCartney's original
  • With this album Nilsson showed that he was already an accomplished songwriter, as well as the owner of one of the sweetest tenors in popular music
  • 4 Stars on Allmusic: "Harry is where Harry Nilsson began to become Nilsson, an immensely gifted singer/songwriter/musician with a warped sense of humor..."
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Captain Beefheart
Clear Spot

  (Item #: captaclear_1701) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • The best copy of Clear Spot to hit the site in three years! No question this is his Masterpiece!
  • Side one rates Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++), side two rates a shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++)
  • Produced by Ted Templeman, this is one of Beefheart's most accessible albums and, IMHO,
  • Allmusic 4 stars: "The sound is great throughout, and the feeling is of the coolest bar-band in town, not to mention one that could eat all the patrons for breakfast if it felt like it."
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Blood, Sweat & Tears
Blood, Sweat & Tears

  (Item #: bloodblood_1701) 

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


  • A stunning Top Copy of an album we've called "The Best Sounding Rock Recording Ever"
  • Side two earned our top Triple Plus (A+++) grade, side one was very strong at Double Plus (A++)
  • The sound is as big, bold, rich, lively, dynamic and POWERFUL as any record you have ever played, guaranteed
  • Allmusic 4 1/2 stars: "Their finest moment and a testimony to the best of the jazz/rock movement ... The album is bold, brassy and adventurous."
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Blondie
Parallel Lines

  (Item #: blondparal_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: buffalastt_1701_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An amazing Top Copy with a Triple Plus (A+++) side one and an excellent Double Plus (A++) side two!
  • Relaxed, rich and tubey, giving you exactly what you would expect from a Top Quality pressing - without the noise, veiling and distortion that you're used to hearing
  • A White Hot copy with vinyl this quiet? Might be easier to find a unicorn!
  • Some of the best songs the band ever wrote are right here: I Am A Child, Kind Woman and many, many more
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Frank Zappa
Waka/Jawaka

  (Item #: zappawakaj_1609s) 

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


  • This copy is an absolute KNOCKOUT, with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides
  • A Top 100 Title, and deservedly so: the sound is HUGE - big, rich, punchy, lively and clear
  • The size and power of a big band, Zappa style, with White Hot Stamper sound? There is (almost*) nothing like it
  • Rolling Stone raved that it's "...some of the best material he's done in years."
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Jimmy Smith
Bashin'

  (Item #: smithbashi_1701_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent copy, rating a strong Double Plus (A++) from start to finish
  • Rich, full and incredibly lively - you couldn't ask for much better!
  • A Five Star album on Allmusic, featuring incredibly lively arrangements by the legendary Oliver Nelson
  • "Walk on the Wild Side became Smith's biggest hit up to that point" and for good reason - it's a lot of fun and the sound is out of this world!
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Talking Heads
More Songs About Buildings and Food

  (Item #: talkimores_1701_1) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • A great sounding Hot Stamper copy of this classic album with both sides earning very good grades and playing fairly quietly
  • You've got to go through a whole lot of copies to find one with this kind of energy, clarity, and resolution
  • 5 stars on Allmusic and without a doubt the band's Masterpiece - Art School Rock that's fun and even danceable
  • Eno produced, Rhett Davies engineered, every track is (psycho) killer - a Must Own from 1978
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Jimmy Smith
Bashin'

  (Item #: smithbashi_1701) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • One of the best copies of this Big Band Jazz classic led by Jimmy Smith's organ to ever hit the site!
  • An amazing Triple Plus (A+++) side two backed with an excellent Double Plus (A++) side one
  • It's super rich, full and tubey magical with tons of bottom end weight and a nice extended top end
  • A Five Star album on Allmusic, featuring arrangements by the legendary Oliver Nelson
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James Taylor
JT

  (Item #: taylojt_1701) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Triple Triple (A+++) - superb sound throughout - Your Smiling Face and Handy Man are simply amazing here
  • Both Shootout Winning sides have the kind Tubey Analog richness and smoothness that make this album such a joy to listen to
  • The best copies REALLY ROCK on songs like Honey Don't Leave L.A. or I Was Only Telling A Lie, yet have lovely, sweet transparency and delicacy on the ballads Another Grey Morning and There We Are
  • 4 stars on Allmusic ("his most consistent collection in years") and a Better Records Top 100 title
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Elvis Costello
Armed Forces

  (Item #: costearmed_1701) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A KILLER Top Copy and one of the best to ever hit the site -- Triple Plus (A+++) sound from beginning to end
  • 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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Talking Heads
More Songs About Buildings and Food

  (Item #: talkimores_1701) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A Top Copy of this classic album: just shy of White Hot (A++ to A+++) on side one and Double Plus (A++) on side two
  • The sound is incredibly big and full with lots of energy and a massive punchy bottom end
  • 5 stars on Allmusic and without a doubt the band's Masterpiece - Art School Rock that's fun
  • Eno produced, Rhett Davies engineered, every track is (psycho) killer - a Must Own from 1978
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Van Morrison
His Band And Street Choir

  (Item #: morrihisba_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: supercrime_1701) 

Our Price: $79.99

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

  (Item #: simonpauls_1608s) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • A great copy of Simon's debut, Double Plus (A++) on both sides
  • Full and rich with huge bass and amazing clarity on the vocals and guitars
  • Amazing sound for classic songs including Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard and Mother and Child Reunion
  • 5 Stars: "Most of the album had a low-key feel, with Simon on acoustic guitar singing a group of informal, intimate, funny, and closely observed songs (among them the lively Top 40 hit "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard")."
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Sibelius / Masterpieces / Kord / New Philharmonia

  (Item #: sibelmaste_1701) 

Our Price: $89.99

  • Another exceptional Phase 4 recording - both sides are clear, spacious and transparent
  • Double Plus (A++) sound for the Karelia Suite, with prodigious weight in the low brass
  • Close to Double Plus sound on the first side for Finlandia - put this copy up against your Shaded Dog
  • Exciting, often spectacular works with plenty of audio firepower - easily beats ANY Classic Records pressing for sound
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Paganini / Violin Concertos 1 & 2 / Menuhin / Erede

  (Item #: paganvioli_emi_1701) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • Both sides earned excellent grades of Double Plus (A+++) or close to it - this is wonderful sounding recording of the works
  • One of the truly great virtuoso/romantic violin concertos, here with superb 1961 EMI Golden Age Analog Sound
  • The sound is simply bigger, more transparent, less distorted, and more three-dimensional than most
  • The best balance of orchestra and soloist we know of, with sound comparable to many of the great concerto recordings
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AC/DC
Back In Black

  (Item #: acdc_backi_1701) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A killer copy boasting a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side two for the title track - Back in Black rocks like you will not believe
  • Side one earned a Double Plus (A++) grade - both sides play as quietly as any RL original we can find
  • A Better Records Top 100 album, and clearly one of the hardest rockin' records ever made
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "... tawdry celebration of sex is what made AC/DC different from all other metal bands — there was no sword & sorcery, no darkness, just a rowdy party, and they never held a bigger, better party than they did on Back in Black."
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Eno
Taking Tiger Mountain

  (Item #: eno__takin_1606s) 

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


  • TRIPLE TRIPLE (A+++) - it's been ages since we've heard a copy that sounds as amazing as this one
  • Superb Demo Disc sound on both A+++ sides, huge and open like you will not believe
  • The superb clarity and transparency here let you appreciate all of Eno's mastery -- amazing texture and detail
  • 5 stars on Allmusic, a Top 100 title, and without a doubt Eno's Masterpiece
  • Highest Recommendation from your friends at Better Records. This is an album we think you will love!
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Michael Jackson
Thriller

  (Item #: jacksthril_1612_1) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A killer Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side, Double Plus (A++) on the second
  • The sound is huge -- big, wide, deep, and open, with the kind of three-dimensional soundstaging that lets the music unfold in front of you and around you
  • Billie Jean and Beat It sound out of this world here, but that's not fair to the rest of the album since every track does
  • "More than just a phenomenon...it is simply great music." -- AMG 5 stars
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AC/DC
Back In Black

  (Item #: acdc_backi_1612) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • A stunning Top Copy with a Triple Plus (A+++) side two and a Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side one
  • Super punchy and present with a big, strong bottom end and tons of space and separation
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "Song for song, they deliver not just mammoth riffs but songs that are anthems"
  • A Better Records Rock and Pop Top 100 album, and clearly one of the hardest rockin' records ever made
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Yes
The Yes Album

  (Item #: yes__yesal_1612_1) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • A Big As Life Top Copy with Triple Plus (A+++) grades on both sides - 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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Little Feat
The Last Record Album

  (Item #: littllastr_1612_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • The first Triple Triple (A+++) copy to ever hit the site with amazing sound from beginning to end
  • Both sides are incredibly big, rich and full with a HUGE bottom end and tons of energy and presence
  • 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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Level 42
World Machine

  (Item #: levelworld_1612) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, where the biggest hits are, close behind on side two
  • The sound is HUGE -- far RICHER, bigger, clearer and more open than other copies we played
  • A Better Records favorite for more than thirty years, the rare '80s album that holds up today
  • The big hit Something About You ROCKS on this copy - only these British originals let you turn it up and hear it right
  • "World Machine pushes their newfound radio-friendly sound into the forefront, and the result is one of the finest pop albums of the mid-'80s. "Something About You" exemplifies Level 42's sound at the peak of its success."
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