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Holst / The Planets / Previn / LSO

  (Item #: holstplane_emi_1701) 

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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Derek and the Dominos
Layla

  (Item #: dereklayla_1701) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Consistently strong Double Plus (A++) sound on all four sides
  • The overall sound throughout is big, clear, lively and rich - energy and emotion are key to the better pressings
  • One of the most difficult albums to find great sound for bar none -- we rarely have great copies like this one on the site
  • Clapton's greatest album according to Allmusic, and we would have are hard time arguing with that - it's truly a masterpiece
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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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Art Pepper
Meets The Rhythm Section

  (Item #: peppemeets_1701) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Amazing Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides, this is the best copy to hit the site in almost three years!
  • The stereo sound is incredibly rich and full with wonderful immediacy, a lovely breathy sax sound and none of the bloated bass and murky mids of the originals
  • About as quiet as we can find them, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • Many consider this to be the best record Art Pepper ever made. It is truly "a diamond of recorded jazz history." Allmusic, 5 stars
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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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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 -- superb sound throughout on this Top Copy - Your Smiling Face and Handy Man are simply amazing here
  • Both A+++ 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
  • 5 Stars and a Better Records Rock and Pop Top 100 album
  • AMG is right: Armed Forces "...ranks as his third masterpiece in a row."
  • Some of the biggest, boldest rock sound ever recorded -- just amazing on a pressing like this
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Supertramp
Crime of the Century

  (Item #: supercrime_1701) 

Our Price: $89.99

  • 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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Jimi Hendrix
Are You Experienced

  (Item #: hendrareyo_1701) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • An excellent copy, rating Double Plus (A++) on side two and close behind that (A+ to A++) 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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Vivaldi / The Four Seasons / I Solisti di Zagreb / Janigro

  (Item #: vivalfours_van_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A superb Double Plus (A++) LP, one of the better finishers in our recent shootout, the first we have done since 2012
  • Bigger, richer, and more extended up top, this pressing was clearly more involving than almost every other LP we played
  • This small ensemble recording is as close to perfect as any we know of - this is the way to hear it
  • All four movements - each a separate violin concerto in its own right - are performed with great spirit
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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 (A+ to A++) 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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The Rolling Stones
Sticky Fingers

  (Item #: rollistick_1701) 

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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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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Richard & Linda Thompson
Shoot Out The Lights

  (Item #: thompshoot_1612_2) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A killer copy and one of the best to hit the site in quite a while - nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on both sides
  • The sound was bigger, bolder, cleaner, more open and dynamic than almost any 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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Elvis Costello
Trust

  (Item #: costetrust_1612) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • 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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Eno
Taking Tiger Mountain

  (Item #: eno__takin_1606s) 

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


  • TRIPLE TRIPLE -- It's been ages since we've heard a copy sound like this!
  • 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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Cannonball Adderley
Somethin' Else

  (Item #: addersomet_1612_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Two superb sounding Double Plus (A++) sides for one of RVG's greatest engineering triumphs
  • HUGE, clear, rich, full and lively with tight note-like bass, few jazz records will ever sound as good as this one does
  • A triumph for Rudy Van Gelder, a Top Blue Note title, and as much a showcase for Miles Davis as it is for Cannonball
  • 5 stars: "Both horn players are at their peak of lyrical invention, crafting gorgeous, flowing blues lines."
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Michael Jackson
Thriller

  (Item #: jacksthril_1612_1) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • 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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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Deja Vu

  (Item #: crosbdejav_1607_1s) 

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


  • 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 most pressings cannot begin to compete with
  • It's rare that we find a copy this quiet - the first one we've found that plays Mint Minus on both sides in a long, long time
  • 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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Paganini / Violin Concertos 1 & 2 / Menuhin / Erede

  (Item #: paganvioli_emi_1612) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Both sides earned grades of Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it - this is one of the best copies we have ever offered on the site
  • 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, more three-dimensional and more REAL than most others
  • The best balance of orchestra and soloist we know of, with sound to rival the greatest concerto recordings we've played
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Brewer & Shipley
Tarkio

  (Item #: brewetarki_1612) 

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


  • The first Top Copy to hit the site in well over a year -- Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, Double Plus (A++) on side two
  • Tubey magical, rich and sweet, the album exemplifies the glorious warm sound of Stephen Barncard's recording skills at their 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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Michael Jackson
Thriller

  (Item #: jacksthril_1612) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • The two Double Plus (A++) sides here are guaranteed to be the best 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 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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Sergio Mendes
Stillness

  (Item #: mendestill_1612) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Triple Triple! Both sides here have Top A+++ sound, making this a STUNNING Demo Disc
  • When we've traveled to audio shows, we've always brought White Hot copies of Stillness because they always knock folks out
  • Their Psych Masterpiece and a permanent member of our Top 100 list -- we're crazy about the music and the sound
  • "Stillness is the great sleeper album of Sergio Mendes' first A&M period." -- Allmusic
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The Rolling Stones
Sticky Fingers

  (Item #: rollistick_1612) 

Our Price: $749.99

  • A Sticky Fingers like you've never heard -- Triple Triple... As Good As It Gets!
  • Both A+++ sides amazingly communicate the power and the beauty of this truly superb recording
  • As quiet a copy as we could ever hope to find -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on both sides
  • A landmark 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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Supertramp
Crime of the Century

  (Item #: supercrime_1610s) 

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


  • A huge and powerful pressing, boasting Double Plus (A++) quality sound on both sides
  • A killer Ken Scott recording with Cinerama-sized soundstaging to rival the best albums you've ever heard
  • Clearly their Masterpiece, 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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Weather Report
Heavy Weather

  (Item #: weathheavy_1612_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A Top Copy - Triple Plus (A+++) on side one and very close to it (A++ to A+++) on side two - killer throughout!
  • Birdland on this copy has 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
  • Allmusic 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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Weather Report
Heavy Weather

  (Item #: weathheavy_1612) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • 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
  • Allmusic 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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Cannonball Adderley
Somethin' Else

  (Item #: addersomet_1612) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • An amazing Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side and very nearly as good on the second (A++ to A+++)
  • Our shootout winner here had as much energy, presence, dynamics and three-dimensional studio space as any jazz recording we have ever heard
  • A triumph for Rudy Van Gelder, a Top Blue Note title, and as much a showcase for Miles Davis as it is for Cannonball
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "Both horn players are at their peak of lyrical invention, crafting gorgeous, flowing blues lines."
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Miles Davis
Kind of Blue

  (Item #: daviskindo_1612_2) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • A stunning Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on the second side, Double Plus (A++) on the first, 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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Miles Davis
Kind of Blue

  (Item #: daviskindo_1612_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A wonderfully musical Hot Stamper copy, with both sides earning solid sonic grades and playing extremely QUIETLY
  • This beauty is tonally correct and just full of the vintage 30th Street Studio Magic we love here at Better Records
  • If you've never heard a properly mastered and pressed '70s reissue, this 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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The Three
The Three (45 RPM)

  (Item #: threethree_45_1606_1s) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Demo Disc Quality - Triple Plus on side two and close to it on side one - incredibly dynamic and immediate
  • And it's not the Direct Disc. It's better than the direct to disc. It's live to TAPE, mastered at 45 RPM
  • "You Are There" Live sound, almost impossible to come by on any other record
  • Sample, Brown and Manne here play the best piano trio jazz we have ever heard
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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
You're Gonna Get It!

  (Item #: pettyyoure_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A solidly hard rockin' copy! Double Plus (A++) on both sides and exceptionally QUIET vinyl - a true Mint Minus
  • Rich and open with a killer bottom end, it's the best record Petty ever made -a late '70s Rock Classic
  • 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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The Moody Blues
Days of Future Passed

  (Item #: moodydayso_1612) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Two outstanding Double Plus (A++) sides for The Moody Blues' Masterpiece
  • 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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Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Emerson, Lake & Palmer

  (Item #: emersemers_1612) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This killer copy offers incredibly good sound on both sides - Double Plus (A++) or better
  • 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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Liszt / Piano Concertos 1 & 2 / Kondrashin / Richter

  (Item #: lisztpiano_1609s) 

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


  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) on both sides, with the kind of orchestral sound that completely immerses you in the music
  • Richter and Kondrashin deliver the finest Liszt 1st & 2nd Piano Concertos I know of, musically, sonically, and in every other way
  • The recording itself is explosively dynamic - the brass is full, rich and powerful like you will not believe
  • As much like LIVE MUSIC as any classical recording you are likely to own or have heard - it's that good
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Rod Stewart
Every Picture Tells A Story

  (Item #: stewaevery_1612) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A truly awesome copy -- Double Plus (A++) or BETTER on both sides - a sonic powerhouse and Demo Disc par excellence
  • If you're a fan of BIG DRUMS in a BIG ROOM, with jump-out-of-the-speakers sound, this is the album for you
  • A Top 100 album, and Rod's best music and best recording by far - nothing can touch it
  • "It's a beautiful album, one that has the timeless qualities of the best folk, yet one that rocks harder than most pop music — few rock albums are quite this powerful or this rich." — Allmusic 5 Stars
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Yes
The Yes Album

  (Item #: yes__yesal_1612) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An outstanding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides - the sound is huge and powerful
  • Plenty of Prog Rock Power is on display here - Eddie Offord's engineering is Hard To Fault throughout
  • A Top 100 Album and the band's best sounding record - quiet too, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "It was the addition of Steve Howe's guitar pyrotechnics that finally allowed Yes to find their true identity. The Yes Album is a giant leap forward."
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Little Feat
The Last Record Album

  (Item #: littllastr_1612) 

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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801
801 Live

  (Item #: 801__live_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides of this killer original British pressing - this copy rocks!
  • If you have the system for it this record will bring the concert experience right into your living room
  • Eno and Manzanera created this Art Rock Masterpiece with the help of Rhett Davies' brilliant engineering
  • A Must Own Rock & Pop Top 100 title, not to mention Desert Island Disc for yours truly
  • "This album marks probably one of the last times that Eno rocked out in such an unself-consciously fun fashion, but that's not the only reason to buy it: 801 Live is a cohesive document of an unlikely crew who had fun and took chances."
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Stevie Ray Vaughan
The Sky Is Crying

  (Item #: vaughskyis_1612) 

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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The Cars
The Cars

  (Item #: cars_cars_1612_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • SUPERB Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on both sides, close to the best we heard all day
  • Incredibly 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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Chabrier / Orchestral Music / Ansermet

  (Item #: chabrorche_1611) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • 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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Robin Trower
Bridge of Sighs

  (Item #: trowebridg_1611) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Two excellent sides rating Double Plus (A++) or better - one of the better copies of Trower's masterpiece we've played
  • This glorious early UK pressing is huge, rich and punchy, with guitar solos that soar like few other recordings you've heard
  • Brilliant engineering by Geoff Emerick at George Martin's AIR studios - maybe the best sounding album Emerick ever made
  • Top 100 (soon), AMG: "...his most stunning, representative, and consistent collection of tunes. Bridge of Sighs holds up to repeated listenings as a timeless work, as well as the crown jewel in Trower's extensive catalog."


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The Three
The Three
(33 RPM)

  (Item #: threethree_33_1606_1s) 

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


  • A true Demo Disc - both sides of this shockingly good sounding pressing earned a sonic grade of Double Plus or better
  • The transients are uncannily lifelike, conveying 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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Peter Frampton
Frampton Comes Alive

  (Item #: frampframp_1611_1) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • WHOA -- the first copy to ever hit the site with TRIPLE PLUS SOUND ON ALL FOUR SIDES!
  • A+++ sound from start to finish means the guitar solos soar the way they do in live music -- now THAT is what we want from this music
  • The overall sound is rich, smooth, full-bodied, lively and solid from the first note until the last
  • 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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Linda Ronstadt
Heart Like A Wheel

  (Item #: ronstheart_1611) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • The first Triple Triple (A+++) copy of our favorite Linda Ronstadt album to hit the site in over two years!
  • You're No Good, It Doesn't Matter Anymore and When Will I Be Loved? all sound superb here
  • Both A+++ sides are rich, full-bodied and warm with real immediacy to the vocals
  • Without a doubt the best album Ms Ronstadt ever made, truly a 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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Peter Frampton
Wind of Change

  (Item #: frampwindo_1611) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Incredible Demo Disc sound throughout: Triple Plus (A+++) on side two and close to that (A++ to A+++) on side one
  • 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 us 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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David Crosby
If I Could Only Remember My Name

  (Item #: crosbifico_1611) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • 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 clean copies 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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Grieg / Peer Gynt / Gruner-Hegge / Oslo Phil.

  (Item #: griegpeerg_1508s_1) 

Our Price: $199.99
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  • 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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Boz Scaggs
Silk Degrees

  (Item #: scaggsilkd_1611) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • 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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Peter Gabriel
Security

  (Item #: gabrisecur_1611) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • 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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The Beach Boys
Pet Sounds

  (Item #: beachpetso_1611_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • 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!)
  • Why do we so rarely have Pet Sounds on the site? Copies like this are nearly impossible to come by (and get snapped up fast!)
  • 5 stars in the AMG: " A whole new level in terms of both composition and production."
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Blondie
Parallel Lines

  (Item #: blondparal_1611) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • 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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Squeeze
Argybargy

  (Item #: squeeargyb_1608s) 

Our Price: $269.99
Sale Price: $219.00 (You save $50.99 / 19%)


  • 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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Eno
Taking Tiger Mountain

  (Item #: eno__takin_1608s) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Two outstanding sides - better than Double Plus sound (A++ to A+++) on side one, Double Plus on side two
  • Superb clarity and transparency let you appreciate Eno's remarkable mastery of space and sonic effects
  • Credit must also go to the amazing engineering of Rhett Davies - what a world of sound he has created here
  • 5 stars on Allmusic, a Top 100 title, and without a doubt Eno's Masterpiece
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Michael McDonald
If That's What It Takes

  (Item #: mcdoniftha_1607s) 

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


  • A killer Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, Double Plus (A++) on side two
  • Both sides are amazingly rich and full-bodied with plenty of punch and real presence
  • I Keep Forgettin' sounds INCREDIBLE on this A+++ side one
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic - for great sounding soulful pop it doesn’t get much better than Michael McDonald's first album
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Harry Nilsson
Harry

  (Item #: nilssharry_1606s) 

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


  • 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_1607s) 

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


  • The first Top Copy of Clear Spot to hit the site in three years!
  • Side one rates Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++), side two rates Triple Plus (A+++)
  • Produced by Ted Templeman, this is one of Beefheart's most accessible albums and, IMHO, hands down his best music
  • 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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801
801 Live

  (Item #: 801__live_1611_1) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • This original British Island pressing has hard-rockin' Hot Stamper sound on both sides
  • If you have the system for it, this record will bring a live rock concert right into your living room
  • A Must Own Rock & Pop Top 100 title, not to mention Desert Island Disc for yours truly
  • "Probably one of the last times that Eno rocked out in such an unself-consciously fun fashion, but that's not the only reason to buy it: 801 Live is a cohesive document of an unlikely crew who had fun and took chances." Allmusic 4 1/2 Stars
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Paul McCartney
McCartney

  (Item #: mccarmccar_1608s) 

Our Price: $349.99
Sale Price: $299.00 (You save $50.99 / 15%)


  • A Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side and Double Plus (A++) on the second
  • Both sides are incredibly rich and full-bodied with amazing presence and excellent transparency
  • That Would Be Something and Maybe I'm Amazed both sound great on this copy, but really every last track does!
  • A Better Records Top 100 pick and McCartney's Must Own Masterpiece
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Derek and the Dominos
Layla

  (Item #: dereklayla_1607s) 

Our Price: $499.99
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  • A Top Copy of Layla with two Triple Plus (A+++) and two Double Plus (A++) sides
  • The sound is dramatically richer, cleaner and livelier than any copy you've ever played
  • One of the most difficult albums to find great sound for bar none -- we rarely have a copy this good on the site
  • 5 stars, and 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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David Crosby
If I Could Only Remember My Name

  (Item #: crosbifico_1607s) 

Our Price: $499.99
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  • 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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801
801 Live

  (Item #: 801__live_1611) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • The first Triple Triple copy of this Better Records fave to hit the site in YEARS!
  • Both A+++ sides are full-bodied, rich, BIG and present -- the guitars are really jumping out on this pressing
  • If you're looking for a live record that rocks like crazy, this White Hot Stamper will knock you out
  • Eno and Manzanera created this unique masterpiece with the help of Rhett Davies' brilliant engineering
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The Dixie Dregs
Dregs of the Earth

  (Item #: dixiedregs_1611_1) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • Two wonderful Hot Stamper sides that are guaranteed to jazz-rock your world
  • Very good energy and clarity, with the power and drive of a True Rock Jazz Fusion Demo Disc
  • Brilliant from start to finish, this is 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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Phil Manzanera
Diamond Head

  (Item #: manzadiamo_1611) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A Top Copy with two stunning sides - Demo Disc quality sound barely begins to describe the size and power of this recording
  • Side two earned our top grade of Triple Plus (A+++) and side one rated Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) for sound
  • This album is an amazing SONIC BLOCKBUSTER, with sound that will positively leap out of your speakers.
  • A shockingly well-recorded album from the ultra-talented Rhett Davies - this is his Engineering Masterpiece
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Oliver Nelson
The Blues and the Abstract Truth

  (Item #: nelsoblues_1611) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Oliver Nelson's masterpiece returns to Better Records with Super Hot Stamper sound from start to finish
  • Both sides here are clean, clear and present with a solid bass foundation
  • If all you know is Van Gelder's original cutting, you will surely have your mind blown by this amazing Hot Stamper pressing
  • Allmusic calls this album "...his triumph as a musician for the aspects of not only defining the sound of an era... but on this recording, assembling one of the most potent modern jazz sextets ever." 5 Stars (of course)
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Prokofieff / Lt. Kije / Abbado (45 RPM)

  (Item #: prokoltkij_45_1611) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This Japanese 45 offers the best combination of sonics and performance for Kije we know of
  • Side one is big, clear, present and transparent - the quieter passages are delicate and spacious like you will not believe
  • Side two is Tubey Magical, with an extended top - the lower strings are especially full-bodied and rosin-textured
  • Can it really have been three years since our last big 45 RPM shootout? (Yes, it was 2012.)
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Little Feat
Waiting For Columbus

  (Item #: littlwaiti_1610) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Hot Stamper grades on all four sides make this domestic original pressing exciting and musical
  • Fat Man In A Bathtub here is out of this world, but you could easily say that about a dozen or more of the tracks on this double album
  • One of our all time favorite live recordings - one of the top Little Feat albums too, if not 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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Elvis Costello
Armed Forces

  (Item #: costearmed_1611) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides, giving you killer sound for this classic album
  • 5 Stars and a Better Records Rock and Pop Top 100 album
  • AMG is right: Armed Forces "...ranks as his third masterpiece in a row."
  • Some of the biggest, boldest rock sound ever recorded -- just amazing on a pressing like this
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Tchaikovsky / Concerto for Violin & Orchestra / Oistrakh

  (Item #: tchaivioli_1610) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Presenting THE sleeper Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto recording of the (last) century
  • One of the better sounding copies we have ever played - nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on both sides
  • The orchestra is big, rich and tubey, yet the dynamics and transparency are first rate
  • One of the most shockingly REAL and full-bodied violins we have yet to hear on record
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Stephen Stills
Stephen Stills

  (Item #: stillsteph_1610) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it, pressed on the quietest vinyl we have ever heard - Mint Minus!
  • The sound is HUGE, lively, rich and tubey, with unusually high resolution for the big choruses on side one
  • 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 both landmarks 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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Supertramp
Crime of the Century

  (Item #: supercrime_1610_3) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • A Top Copy and Killer Demo Disc - 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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Cat Stevens
Tea for the Tillerman

  (Item #: steveteafo_1610) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • 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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Michael Jackson
Thriller

  (Item #: jacksthril_1611) 

Our Price: $119.00

  • 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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The Dixie Dregs
Dregs of the Earth

  (Item #: dixiedregs_1610) 

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


  • Two wonderful Double Plus (A++) sides - huge, spacious and full of Tubey Magic
  • Outstanding energy and clarity, with the power and drive of a True Rock Jazz Fusion Demo Disc
  • Brilliant from start to finish, this is 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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Dire Straits
Dire Straits

  (Item #: diresdires_1610) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • SUPERB sound throughout, with both sides of this very special British pressing rating Double Plus (A++) or better
  • 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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America
America

  (Item #: ameriameri_1610_2) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • America sounds amazing on this Hot Stamper, boasting Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • This is the version with A Horse With No Name, which sounds fantastic on this pressing
  • 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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Jackson Browne
Jackson Browne

  (Item #: brownjacks_1603_1s) 

Our Price: $299.99
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  • Two wonderful Double Plus (A++) sides; this album just doesn't sound 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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Neil Young
After The Gold Rush

  (Item #: youngafter_1610) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • A stunning Top Copy, Triple Plus (A+++) on both sides, the first to hit the site in over a year
  • 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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Simon & Garfunkel
Bridge Over Troubled Water

  (Item #: simonbridg_1610) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Two outstanding sides, each rating seriously good grades of Double Plus (A++) - 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 reasonable surfaces -- no contest
  • "Perhaps the most delicately textured album to close out the 1960s from any major rock act." -- Allmusic, 5 stars
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Yes
Fragile

  (Item #: yes__fragi_1610) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • Astonishing Triple Plus (A+++) sound for side two - Long Distance Runaround will blow your mind
  • Superb clarity, ZERO smear, astonishing transparency thanks to Eddie Offord's superb engineering
  • Double Plus (A++) sound on side one - Roundabout & South Side Of The Sky are Demo Disc tracks as well
  • 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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Frank Zappa
Waka/Jawaka

  (Item #: zappawakaj_1610) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • 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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Genesis
A Trick Of The Tail

  (Item #: genesatric_1610_1) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • 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
  • The sound is simply much fuller, bigger, clearer and livelier than practically any other copy we played
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic and one of the best sounding Genesis recordings - on fairly quite vinyl too
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Genesis
A Trick Of The Tail

  (Item #: genesatric_1610) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • 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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Hall and Oates
Abandoned Luncheonette

  (Item #: hallaaband_1610) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Two very good sounding sides for this duo's Philly Soul Masterpiece, on reasonably quiet vinyl too
  • It's rich, sweet, open, natural, smooth most of the time -- in short, it's got all the stuff audiophiles like you and me LOVE.
  • A Top 100 Album - She's Gone sounds fantastic here, but, really, the album works from start to finish
  • 5 stars in the All Music guide, and our pick for the best -- and best sounding -- Hall and Oates album
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Average White Band
Average White Band

  (Item #: averaavera_1610) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An amazing Top 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 does
  • Pick Up The Pieces is rockin' like it should, finally, but really, there's not a bad 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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June Christy
Something Cool

  (Item #: chrissomet_1610_2) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Miss Christy's Must Own Masterpiece returns to the site, this time with Superb 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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James Taylor
JT

  (Item #: taylojt_1610) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • 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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Walter Carlos
Switched-On Bach

  (Item #: bach_switc_1610) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Two strong sides - Double Plus 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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Graham Nash
Songs For Beginners

  (Item #: nash_songs_1605s) 

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


  • 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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Jeff Beck
Truth

  (Item #: beck_truth_1610) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • You'll find very good Hot Stamper sound on both sides of this copy of Beck's masterpiece
  • 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
  • AMG 5 Stars "...almost as groundbreaking and influential a record as the first Beatles, Rolling Stones, or Who albums."
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Blondie
Parallel Lines

  (Item #: blondparal_1610_2) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A killer Triple Plus (A+++) side two mated to a very strong Double Plus (A++) side one, on very QUIET vinyl
  • 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.
  • If you've ever wanted to hear just how good Parallel Lines can sound, this is the copy that can show you
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "But it wasn't just [producer Mike] Chapman that made Parallel Lines Blondie's best album; it was the band's own songwriting..."
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The Cars
The Cars

  (Item #: cars_cars_1610) 

Our Price: $89.99

  • Excellent Hot Stamper sound on both sides for this New Wave Classic
  • Big, rich and lively throughout - amazing sounding for a recording from 1978
  • A Better Records Rock & Pop Top 100 title and the band's masterpiece
  • 5 stars in the AMG: "With flawless performances, songwriting, and production (courtesy of Queen alumnus Roy Thomas Baker), the Cars' debut remains one of rock's all-time classics. "
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