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Boston
Boston

  (Item #: bostobosto_1710) 

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+++) sound on side one and excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on side two
  • 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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Yes
The Yes Album

  (Item #: yes__yesal_1710) 

Our Price: $549.99

  • A Big As Life Top Copy with Triple Plus (A+++) grades or close to it 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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The Three
The Three (45 RPM)

  (Item #: threethree_45_1710) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Demo Disc Quality - Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides - 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
More Shelly Manne / More Ray Brown


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Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Emerson, Lake & Palmer

  (Item #: emersemers_1710) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This killer copy offers incredible Prog Rock sound - it earned Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides
  • The sound is HUGE, with amazing transparency, clarity and fullness - the organ is massive here
  • ANALOG at its Tubey Magical finest - you'll never play a CD that sounds this good as long as you live
  • Lucky Man and Take A Pebble on this copy have Demo Disc Quality Sound like you won't believe
  • Allmusic 4 1/2 stars: "Lively, ambitious, almost entirely successful debut album, made up of keyboard-dominated instrumentals and romantic ballads showcasing all three members' very daunting talents.'"
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Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin II

  (Item #: ledze2_1710_2) 

Our Price: $1,199.99

  • A stunning Triple Triple (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
  • A relatively clean copy without any Inner Groove Distortion; Mint Minus Minus on both sides
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Boz Scaggs
Silk Degrees

  (Item #: scaggsilkd_1710) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • Hot Stamper sound on both sides for Boz's very well recorded Masterpiece of Soulful Pop
  • Punchy, open and clear throughout with the big bass and energy so critical to this rhythmic music
  • Check out the solid, weighty piano, the one 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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Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin I

  (Item #: ledze1_1710) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • An impressive copy of Zep's debut, rating Double Plus (A++) on both sides - this pressing will be very hard to beat
  • Arguably the biggest, clearest and most Tubey Magical album Zeppelin ever recorded, thanks to the engineering genius of Mr Glyn Johns
  • Just look at the track list - the lucky buyer of this copy will be hearing each of those songs come to life like never before
  • 5 stars: "Taking the heavy, distorted electric blues of Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, and Cream to an extreme, Zeppelin created a majestic, powerful brand of guitar rock constructed around simple, memorable riffs and lumbering rhythms."
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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
You're Gonna Get It!

  (Item #: pettyyoure_1710_1) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A beast of a copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it from beginning to end for what we consider to be the best record Petty ever made
  • This one is doing it all right -- bigger, fuller, cleaner, clearer, more energy, better bass and the list goes on!
  • Restless, I Need To Know and Listen To Her Heart are three of Petty's best songs and they sound incredible here
  • "Petty's achievement is all the more remarkable because, for all his eclecticism, he's basically working in a mainstream style, mining the obsessions and quirks beneath the sentimental conventions of Seventies pop." Rolling Stone
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Weather Report
Heavy Weather

  (Item #: weathheavy_1612xx) 

Our Price: $119.99
Sale Price: $99.00 (You save $20.99 / 17%)


  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end for the band's Masterpiece - the sound is BIG and BOLD
  • Some of the most dynamic, wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling jam-packed sound ever committed to vinyl
  • Joe Zawinul and Jaco Pastorius are both here and at the absolute peak of their creative powers - this is a work of GENIUS
  • 5 Stars: '"Birdland" is a remarkable bit of record-making, a unified, ever-developing piece of music that evokes, without in any way imitating, a joyous evening on 52nd St. with a big band."
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Chicago
Chicago Transit Authority

  (Item #: chicachica1_1710_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Our favorite Chicago album in every way - all four sides earned Hot Stamper grades and are guaranteed to impress
  • Some of the boldest arrangements for a horn-based rock band ever, standing toe to toe with their labelmates, Blood Sweat And Tears
  • Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?, I'm A Man and Questions 67 and 68 sound big and bold 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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The Cars
The Cars

  (Item #: cars_cars_1710) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Excellent Hot Stamper sound on both sides of this New Wave classic
  • Big, rich and lively throughout - a true New Wave Demo Disc from 1978
  • A Better Records Rock & Pop Top 100 title and the band's masterpiece
  • 5 stars in the AMG: "The band jokingly referred to the album as their "true greatest-hits album," but it's no exaggeration — all nine tracks are new wave/rock classics, still in rotation on rock radio."
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Cat Stevens
Tea for the Tillerman

  (Item #: steveteafo_1710) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Solid Hot Stamper sound from start to finish - The Pinnacle of Folk Rock from 1970
  • 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
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David Crosby
If I Could Only Remember My Name

  (Item #: crosbifico_1710) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Very good Hot Stamper sound on both sides of this Must Own Crosby solo album
  • TAS List and Top 100 - one of the best sounding rock records ever made - Stephen Barncard's engineering masterpiece
  • Finding copies this clean with sound this good is tough - most are noisy, and fewer still have the sonic goods like this one
  • "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
More David Crosby / More Hippie Folk Rock


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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Deja Vu

  (Item #: crosbdejav_1710) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Hot Stamper sound on both sides for this, the final Grand Musical Statement from the band
  • The sound on this pressing is big, present, lively and clear; the vinyl is relatively quiet
  • One of our all time favorite albums at Better Records and one that almost never sounds THIS good
  • "A rich musical banquet for the most serious and personal listeners" - Allmusic 5 stars
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Elvis Costello
Trust

  (Item #: costetrust_1710) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two excellent Double Plus (A++) sides, this import pressing of Elvis's 1981 brilliant return to form should sound far better than any other copy you've heard
  • 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
  • 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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Eno
Taking Tiger Mountain

  (Item #: eno__takin_1606x) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Triple Plus (A+++) Shootout Winning sound - it's been ages since we've played a copy that sounds remotely as good as this UK original does
  • Superb Demo Disc sound on both sides - thanks Rhett Davies! - as huge and as open as the best Dark Sides
  • The clarity and transparency here let you appreciate all of Eno's mastery - the texture and resolution are simply off the charts
  • 5 stars on Allmusic, a Top 100 title, and without a doubt Brian Eno's Masterpiece
  • Our Highest Recommendation - this is one of the defining moments of '70s Art Rock
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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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Blood, Sweat & Tears
Blood, Sweat & Tears

  (Item #: bloodblood_1710) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • A MINDBLOWING original pressing of "The Best Sounding Rock Recording Ever" (thanks to engineer extraordinaire Roy Halee)
  • Side one earned our top Triple Plus (A+++) grade, with side two coming in just behind at Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++)
  • The sound is as HUGE, rich, 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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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
You're Gonna Get It!

  (Item #: pettyyoure_1710) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A solidly hard rockin' copy that rated seriously good grades of Double Plus (A++) on both sides - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • Rich and open with a killer bottom end, musically it's surely the best record Tom Petty ever made - a late '70s Rock Classic
  • Three of Petty's best songs are on this one - Restless, I Need To Know and Listen To Her Heart - and they sound amazing
  • "Overall, the current LP boasts an impressive stylistic cohesiveness with its predecessor, but what makes the album exciting are the fresh hints of openness and expansion just beneath the surface. The rhythms are a bit looser, and there's a new emphasis on Petty's rough, driving, rock & roll guitar in the mix." Rolling Stone
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America
America

  (Item #: ameriameri_1710) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • America sounds great on this excellent pressing which earned very respectable Hot Stamper grades 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..."
More America / More Hippie Folk Rock


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Santana
Santana

  (Item #: santasant1_1710) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • WOW! The best copy to hit the site in over a year with an amazing Triple Plus (A+++) side two and an excellent Double Plus (A++) side one
  • The power of the drumming on this pressing has to be heard to be believed - turn it up and let it ROCK
  • A Must Own album, clearly their Masterpiece, and one of the truly groundbreaking debuts in rock and roll 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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AC/DC
Back In Black

  (Item #: acdc_backi_1710) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • A very good original pressing with Hot Stamper grades on both sides and quiet vinyl too!
  • Once again Robert Ludwig delivers the Rock and Roll Power, and it only took us about ten copies to find one that makes good on its promise
  • A Top 100 album, and clearly one of the hardest-rockin' records ever made - as we are fond of saying, None Rocks Harder
  • 5 stars "Song for song, they deliver not just mammoth riffs but songs that are anthems, from the greasy "Shoot to Thrill" to the pummeling "Back in Black," which pales only next to "You Shook Me All Night Long," the greatest one-night-stand anthem in rock history."
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Jefferson Airplane
Surrealistic Pillow

  (Item #: jeffesurre_1710) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • A great copy with Hot Stamper sound from beginning to end; a nice step up from the average copy
  • It's the rare copy of this '60s Psych Classic that has this kind of freedom from distortion, as well as clarity, openness and spaciousness
  • An incredibly difficult album to find with audiophile sound (and surfaces!), but this copy has the goods
  • 5 stars in the AMG: "Every song is a perfectly cut diamond ... a groundbreaking piece of folk-rock-based psychedelia that hit — literally — like a shot heard round the world..."
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Michael McDonald
If That's What It Takes

  (Item #: mcdoniftha_1710) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Insanely good Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish and on fairly quiet vinyl to boot
  • Both shootout winning sides are incredibly clean, clear and spacious with excellent clarity, tons of energy and a solid bottom end
  • Some of the best Pop Rock engineering of all time, courtesy of Lee Herschberg and Donn Landee
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "The bright spots make this essential."
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Paul McCartney
McCartney

  (Item #: mccarmccar_1709_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This copy of McCartney's Masterpiece boasts big and lively Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • 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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Ambrosia
Ambrosia

  (Item #: ambroambro_1709) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Spectacular Prog Rock sound explodes from start to finish for this phenomenally well-recorded album, mixed by none other than Alan Parsons
  • With a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side one and a side two that's close to it, this copy has the sound we were looking for
  • 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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Richard & Linda Thompson
Shoot Out The Lights

  (Item #: thompshoot_1709) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • An insanely great sounding copy -- Triple Plus (A+++) or very close to it on both sides
  • 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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Return to Forever
Romantic Warrior

  (Item #: returroman_1702x) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • A KILLER copy with both sides rating Double Plus (A++) - on the right stereo this is a true Demo Disc
  • Rockin' dynamic energy as well as huge amounts of studio space on both sides make this copy the one to own
  • Our favorite Jazz Rock Fusion Album of All Time - none rocks harder - and of course we love the music
  • These are four instrumental pyrotechnicians - the band is absolutely on fire like no other album they recorded together
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Derek and the Dominos
Layla

  (Item #: dereklayla_1709) 

Our Price: $219.99

  • This copy delivers top quality sound - three sides rated Double Plus (A++) or better, with the first side not far behind
  • 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 audiophile sound for, but a lot easier for us now that we know what pressings can sound good
  • 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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Poco
Poco

  (Item #: poco_poco_1709) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side two and a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side one, this copy will be very hard to beat
  • 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, including the first album - we think this 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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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Deja Vu

  (Item #: crosbdejav_1709) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A superb Big and Bold copy that earned seriously good sonic grades of Double Plus (A++) on both sides
  • 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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Steeleye Span
Commoners Crown

  (Item #: steelcommo_1709) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

  (Item #: mccarmccar_1709) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • This copy of McCartney's Masterpiece boasts two incredible sides with each rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it; fairly quiet vinyl too!
  • It's big, rich and full-bodied with a massive bottom end, lots of 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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Phil Manzanera
Diamond Head

  (Item #: manzadiamo_1709) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • 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 rated a solid Double Plus (A++)
  • 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
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Neil Young
After The Gold Rush

  (Item #: youngafter_1709) 

Our Price: $549.99

  • A KILLER copy with a Triple Plus (A+++) side one and a Double Plus (A++) side two
  • Stunning classic rock sound: rich, full-bodied, warm, punchy, dynamic and clear
  • One of our favorite classic rock albums for music and sound, arguably Neil's best
  • Allmusic 5 Stars, A Top 100 title, and a Demo Disc that is guaranteed to knock your socks off
  • "It's a magnificent, style-setting album which saw the Canadian's elevation to rock hero. For those who like their emotion raw."
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Santana
Santana

  (Item #: santasant1_1709) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A 360 original pressings with 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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Average White Band
Average White Band

  (Item #: averaavera_1709) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An amazing copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on the second side, Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • Big, rich, and open - we guarantee you have never heard this album sound even remotely as good as this copy sounds
  • 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." 4 1/2 Stars
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The Dixie Dregs
Dregs of the Earth

  (Item #: dixiedregs_1709) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this was one of the better copies we played in our recent shootout
  • Huge and spacious, fully extended in both directions, here's the kind of rich, Tubey Magical sound we cannot 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 vinyl 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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Elvis Costello
Trust

  (Item #: costetrust_1709) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • With two sides rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or very close to it, 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
  • 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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Peter Gabriel
Security

  (Item #: gabrisecur_1709) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Shockingly good sound throughout; Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • 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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The Moody Blues
Days of Future Passed

  (Item #: moodydayso_1709) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Two outstanding sides for The Moody Blues' Masterpiece, each rating a Double Plus (A++) or close to it
  • The sound is huge, rich and lively throughout - you need this kind of space for the orchestral parts to work
  • An Album Experience beyond practically anything that had come before (Sgt. Pepper excluded)
  • "Days of Future Passed became one of the defining documents of the blossoming psychedelic era, and one of the most enduringly popular albums of its era." - Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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Cat Stevens
Tea for the Tillerman

  (Item #: steveteafo_1709_1) 

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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Stevie Ray Vaughan
The Sky Is Crying

  (Item #: vaughskyis_1709) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Two amazing sides, both earning seriously good Double Plus (A++) sonic grades and playing fairly quietly
  • 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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Chabrier / Orchestral Music / Ansermet

  (Item #: chabrorche_1709) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Killer Double Plus (A++) Hot Stamper sound for Espana - this is a DEMO DISC orchestral recording
  • This spectacular recording is big, clear, rich, dynamic, transparent and energetic - it's 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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Captain Beefheart
Clear Spot

  (Item #: captaclear_1607x_) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • With Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides, this is an outstanding import copy of Beefheart's classic
  • Credit Donn Landeewith the big, lively, full-bodied, rich, smooth, oh-so-analog sound of the Captain's mindblowing Clear Spot
  • 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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Fleetwood Mac
Mystery To Me

  (Item #: fleetmyste_1708_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Outstanding sound throughout with side one earning a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sonic grade with side two close behind
  • A JOY to listen to, with breathy vocals, textured string arrangements, and the kind of rich, warm sound that's the hallmark of ANALOG
  • Some of their best songwriting - this is TP's personal favorite Fleetwood Mac Album of All Time, to this very day
  • "... the amazing and almost telepathic drums and bass of Mick Fleetwood and John McVie give this effort more panache and muscle than was represented on this effort's predecessor, Bare Trees."
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Badfinger
Straight Up

  (Item #: badfistrai_1708) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A KILLER copy with Double Plus sound (A++) on both sides - on some of the quietest vinyl we've heard in ages
  • Clean, clear and dynamic with tons of space and transparency, this is the way to hear this band's masterpiece
  • The sound here just JUMPS out of the speakers, which is exactly what the best copies of the album are supposed to (but rarely) do
  • 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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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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Brewer & Shipley
Tarkio

  (Item #: brewetarki_1708_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A consistently good pressing from start to finish, earning Double Plus (A++) grades for sound on both sides
  • Tubey magical, rich and sweet, the album is the epitome of the glorious warm sound of a Stephen Barncard recording at its best
  • A Desert Island Disc for yours truly - if you love Hippie Folk Rock, e.g., American Beauty, this album might just knock you out
  • "Notable not just for the inclusion of "One Toke Over the Line" but also for the great back porch stoned ambience of the entire recording, this 1970 effort from the band is ripe with dope references and subversive humor."
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Toto
IV

  (Item #: toto_IV_1702x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • 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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June Christy
Something Cool

  (Item #: chrissomet_1708_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Miss Christy's Must Own Masterpiece here boasts superb Double Plus (A++) Mono Hot Stamper sound or BETTER
  • Need a refresher course in Tubey Magic after playing too many remastered records? This 1955 original Capitol turquoise pressing is overflowing with it
  • A favorite Cool School vocalist - we just wish we could find more clean copies of her albums - side one is fairly quiet
  • 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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Neil Young
After The Gold Rush

  (Item #: youngafter_1708_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A superb pressing, Double Plus (A++) or better on both sides, guaranteed killer sound from first note to last
  • This is the embodiment of the Classic Rock sound we love - rich, full-bodied, warm, punchy, dynamic and clear
  • One of our favorite classic rock albums for music and sound, arguably Neil's best
  • Allmusic 5 Stars, A Top 100 title, and a Demo Disc that is guaranteed to knock your socks off
  • "It's a magnificent, style-setting album which saw the Canadian's elevation to rock hero. For those who like their emotion raw."
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Jethro Tull
Thick As A Brick

  (Item #: jethrthick_1708_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A consistently strong copy: Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish, on relatively quiet vinyl to boot
  • A Top 100 title and the BEST SOUNDING ALBUM Jethro Tull ever recorded - allow us to make the case
  • A stunning Demo Disc to Rule Them All -- sure to be the best you've ever heard Tull sound if you have the system for it
  • AMG 4 1/2 stars: "A masterpiece in the annals of progressive rock - a dazzling tour de force, at once playful, profound, and challenging, without overwhelming the listener."
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AC/DC
Back In Black

  (Item #: acdc_backi_1708_1) 

Our Price: $449.99

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

  (Item #: offengaite_rd_1708) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This wonderful Readers Digest disc has outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound for Gaite Parisienne on exceptionally quiet vinyl
  • The dynamic energy, clarity and power of this work come through on this top copy like nothing you have ever heard
  • Side one - the Offenbach side - is in correct polarity, while side two - the Chopin side - is reversed
  • "This is unpretentious, well-crafted music, and while it will not appeal to those exclusively interested in serious listening, it is undeniably masterful within its genre."
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James Taylor
JT

  (Item #: taylojt_1708s) 

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

  (Item #: chicachica1_1708) 

Our Price: $249.99

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

  (Item #: youngzuma_1708) 

Our Price: $399.99

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

  (Item #: mitchcourt_1708) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An excellent copy with Double Plus (A++) sound or better from start to finish
  • The sound is clean, clear and natural with wonderful transparency, ambience and a nice bottom end
  • 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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Elvis Costello
Armed Forces (with Bonus 7")

  (Item #: costearmed_1708_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A KILLER early UK pressing, Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side and Double Plus (A++) on the second
  • Some of the biggest, boldest rock sound ever recorded - just amazing on a pressing like this
  • 5 Stars and a Better Records Rock and Pop Top 100 album - every track is Elvis at this best
  • AMG is right: Armed Forces "It's a dense but accessible pop record and ranks as his third masterpiece in a row."
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Boz Scaggs
Silk Degrees

  (Item #: scaggsilkd_1708) 

Our Price: $349.99

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

  (Item #: buffalastt_1708_2) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this was one of the more enjoyable copies we played in our recent shootout
  • Relaxed, rich and tubey, this is the kind of sound you wanted from The Buffalo Springfield but had no way to hear until now
  • Some of the best songs the band ever wrote are right here: I Am A Child, Kind Woman and many, many more
  • If Buffalo Springfield Again deserves a Five Star rating then Last Time Around does too - it's every bit as brilliant
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Stevie Ray Vaughan
The Sky Is Crying

  (Item #: vaughskyis_1708_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A stunning copy, with a Triple Plus (A+++) side two and a Double Plus (A++) side one and on fairly quietly vinyl too
  • One of the most blistering performances of electric blues we have ever had the pleasure of rocking out to
  • Hands down the best sounding SRV recording -- Little Wing is an absolute MONSTER and an unbelievable Demo Disc track
  • "Doing away with vocals, Vaughan augments Hendrix’s concise two-and-a-half minute original, turning the track into a nearly seven-minute-long electric tour de force. The cover would earn Vaughan his sixth Grammy, for Best Rock Instrumental Performance, in 1992."
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Paganini / Violin Concertos 1 & 2 / Menuhin / Erede

  (Item #: paganvioli_emi_1701s) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • 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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Jeff Beck
Truth

  (Item #: beck_truth_1707) 

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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Jackson Browne
Jackson Browne

  (Item #: brownjacks_1707) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A killer Triple Plus (A+++) side one backed with a wonderful Double Plus (A++) side two
  • Huge, rich and spacious, this copy puts a a living, breathing Jackson Browne right between the speakers
  • Relatively quiet vinyl - Mint Minus Minus - it's the rare copy that plays this well
  • His Masterpiece - 5 stars in the AMG "...a timeless collection of reflective ballads... Jackson Browne's greater triumph is that, having perfectly expressed its times, it transcended them as well."
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Genesis
A Trick Of The Tail

  (Item #: genesatric_1707) 

Our Price: $349.99

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

  (Item #: jacksthril_1612x) 

Our Price: $199.99
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  • The two Double Plus (A++) sides here are guaranteed to make this the best sounding Thriller you have ever heard
  • The sound is HUGE - big, wide, deep, and open, with a punchy bottom end and rhythmic energy to spare
  • Billie Jean and Beat It sound out of this world, but that's not fair, since every track does
  • "This was a record that had something for everybody, building on the basic blueprint of Off the Wall by adding harder funk, hard rock, softer ballads, and smoother soul — expanding the approach to have something for every audience." -- AMG 5 stars
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Linda Ronstadt
Heart Like A Wheel

  (Item #: ronstheart_1707) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Amazing sound throughout with side two rating a Triple Plus (A+++) and side one not far behind it
  • When Will I Be Loved?, You're No Good, It Doesn't Matter Anymore and You Can Close Your Eyes are crazy good here
  • Both sides here are rich, full-bodied and warm with real immediacy to the vocals and harmonically rich guitars
  • By far the best album Ms Ronstadt ever made - truly a Masterpiece and a Mid-'70s Must Own Classic
  • 5 stars: "A veritable catalog of Californian soft rock, and it stands as a landmark of '70s mainstream pop/rock."
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Walter Carlos
Switched-On Bach

  (Item #: bach_switc_1610x) 

Our Price: $59.99

  • Two strong sides - Double Plus (A++) or close to it - bring this classic album to life
  • It's shockingly "real", with prodigious amounts of '60s Tubey Magic
  • A copy like this can really show you the texture and character of the Moog synthesizer
  • It's "...characterized by -- for the time -- amazing sensitivity and finely wrought nuances, in timbre, tone, and expressiveness."
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Elvis Costello
Armed Forces

  (Item #: costearmed_1611x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides of this early UK press, giving you killer sound from first note to last
  • Some of the biggest, boldest rock sound ever recorded - nothing short of amazing on a pressing like this
  • A Top 100 album - every track is recorded brilliantly - you will have a hard time finding a record with punchier bass than Armed Forces
  • AMG is right: ""It's a dense but accessible pop record and ranks as his third masterpiece in a row." 5 Stars
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Stephen Stills
Stephen Stills

  (Item #: stillsteph_1707) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • 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 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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Yes
The Yes Album

  (Item #: yes__yesal_1707) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An outstanding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides - the sound is huge and powerful
  • Parts of the album are nothing less than startling in their Prog Rock Power - Starship Trooper is insane here
  • 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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Prokofiev / Scythian Suite & Lt. Kije / Abbado

  (Item #: prokoltkij_33_1707) 

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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Blondie
Parallel Lines

  (Item #: blondparal_1707_2) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Two excellent Double Plus (A++) sides or BETTER mean that this copy of Blondie's Masterpiece 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 very many copies
  • There's not a bad song to be found anywhere, 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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Little Feat
Waiting For Columbus

  (Item #: littlwaiti_1707) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • One of the highest rated copies to ever hit the site: three Triple Plus (A+++) sides with another not far behind (A++ to A+++)
  • That adds up to 11.5 pluses out of a possible 12 - this is a copy that will absolutely murder the one(s) on your shelf
  • Amazing energy and size, just right for Little Feat's brand of large group rock'n'roll - with the Tower of Power Horns to boot
  • One of our all time favorite live recordings - a top Little Feat album too, if not actually 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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Chabrier / Orchestral Music / Ansermet

  (Item #: chabrorche_1611x) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • Excellent sound on both sides - this is a WONDERFUL orchestral recording, guaranteed to beat any Heavy Vinyl you own
  • Both sides 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 big favorite of ours here at Better Records - this copy will show you why
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Frank Zappa
Waka/Jawaka

  (Item #: zappawakaj_1707) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • 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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AC/DC
Back In Black

  (Item #: acdc_backi_1707) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A killer copy boasting a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side one - this Back in Black rocks like you will not believe
  • Side two earned a Double Plus (A++) grade - both sides play pretty well for an RL original (the only way to go on this album)
  • Top 100, and if you turn it up good and loud 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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The Beach Boys
Pet Sounds

  (Item #: beachpetso_1706) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end -- this pressing has the sound you've been looking for
  • Play this against any and all versions you have -- this will be the last Pet Sounds you buy (unless you upgrade to a White Hot!)
  • Copies that play as quietly and sound as good as this one does are getting expensive and much harder to come by
  • 5 stars: "The group here reached a whole new level in terms of both composition and production, layering tracks upon tracks of vocals and instruments to create a richly symphonic sound."
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Level 42
World Machine

  (Item #: levelworld_1612x) 

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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Jeff Beck
Truth

  (Item #: beck_truth_1706) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • 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
  • Easily and by a wide margin the best sounding record Jeff Beck ever made - thanks Ken!
  • 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
  • AMG 5 Stars "...almost as groundbreaking and influential a record as the first Beatles, Rolling Stones, or Who albums."
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Jimi Hendrix
Are You Experienced

  (Item #: hendrareyo_1706) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An outstanding copy - Double Plus (A++) on side two and close behind that grade on side one
  • The A++ side two gives you Super Hot sound for The Wind Cries Mary, Fire, Foxey Lady and more
  • No matter what version you've been playing, we guarantee you'll be blown away by the energy and punch on this one
  • Relatively quiet vinyl at Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • "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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Frank Zappa
Waka/Jawaka

  (Item #: zappawakaj_1610s) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Double Plus (A++) sound means this copy delivers plenty of Zappa's Waka/Jawaka Big Band Magic
  • A Top 100 Title, and deservedly so: the sound is big, rich, punchy, lively and clear
  • The size and power of a big band, Frank Zappa style - there is (almost*) nothing like it
  • Rolling Stone raved that this Jazz Rock Fusion album contains "...some of the best material he's done in years."
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Michael McDonald
If That's What It Takes

  (Item #: mcdoniftha_1706) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent copy with a Double Plus (A++) side one and a Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side two
  • Big sound with excellent clarity, tons of energy and a solid bottom end
  • Some of the best Pop Rock engineering of all time, courtesy of Lee Herschberg and Donn Landee
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "The bright spots make this essential."
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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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Peter Frampton
Frampton Comes Alive

  (Item #: frampframp_1706) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Four very strong sides, earning Double Plus (A++) or better grades for their Big, Bold Live Rock sound
  • Mixed and mastered so that the guitar solos soar the way they do in live music -- what a thrill it is to hear them that way
  • A Hot Stamper copy like this one will remind you why we all went so crazy for this album back in the '70s
  • 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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Peter Frampton
Wind of Change

  (Item #: frampwindo_1706) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Wonderful sound throughout for this Big Production Rock Extravaganza - excellent Double Plus (A+++) on both sides
  • This British original is the very definition of TUBEY MAGIC, with sound so rich and sweet it will make you want to take all your CDs and dump them in the trash
  • The best copies like this one keep what's good about the recording while letting you hear into the soundfield with glorious transparency
  • "The sound is crisp, the melodies catchy, and Frampton's distinctive, elliptical Gibson Les Paul guitar leads soar throughout... " -- Allmusic
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Eagles
Eagles

  (Item #: eagleeagle_1705) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A truly killer pressing, with each side earning seriously good grades of Double Plus (A++) or better
  • You will be floored by the guitars exploding out from your speakers on Take It Easy
  • One of the Best Sounding Rock Records Ever Made, Glyn Johns' masterpiece
  • A Top 100 Tubey Magical Demo Disc that is guaranteed to blow your mind on a pressing like this
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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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Yes
Fragile

  (Item #: yes__fragi_1705) 

Our Price: $119.99

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

  (Item #: zappahotra_1705_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A stunning sounding copy with each side rating a Double Plus (A++) or better!
  • Both sides here are excellent -- big, rich and full with a massive bottom end and lots of energy
  • A tough record to find good sound for - many originals are just plain awful and they don't come cheap
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Hot Rats' genius lies in the way it fuses the compositional sophistication of jazz with rock's down-and-dirty attitude — there's a real looseness and grit to the three lengthy jams, and a surprising, wry elegance to the three shorter, tightly arranged numbers (particularly the sumptuous "Peaches en Regalia")."
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801
801 Live

  (Item #: 801__live_1611x) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • The first Triple Triple (A+++) copy of this Better Records fave to hit the site in many years
  • Both A+++ sides are full-bodied, rich, BIG and present -- the guitars are really jumping out on this copy
  • If you're looking for a live record that rocks like crazy, this Shootout Winning UK Island original will knock you out
  • Eno and Manzanera created this unique masterpiece with the help of Rhett Davies' brilliant engineering
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Grover Washington Jr.
All The King’s Horses

  (Item #: washiallth_1608s) 

Our Price: $99.99
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  • An excellent pressing of a wonderful RVG Large Group recording - both sides rate a strong Double Plus (A++)
  • Huge, spacious, solid, present and punchy - this is how Grover Washington's band ought to sound!
  • If you like soul jazz with more of a pop mentality, you're sure to enjoy this classic album
  • Without a doubt the best album Washington ever made, a desert island disc and a true Must Own
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Van Morrison
His Band And Street Choir

  (Item #: morrihisba_1703) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A killer Double Plus (A++) copy of this amazingly well-recorded, criminally underrated Van Morrison classic
  • 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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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 Double Plus (A++) sides of this Top 100 Title offer superb Demo Disc Analog sound
  • The multi-tracked multi-layered guitars are as big as life on this copy and are guaranteed to rock your world
  • Top sound for all the hits: More Than a Feeling, Long Time/Foreplay, Rock & Roll Band, Peace Of Mind...
  • "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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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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Average White Band
Average White Band

  (Item #: averaavera_1702) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • 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 has truly amazing sound - it's 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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