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Poco
Poco

  (Item #: poco_poco_1705) 

Our Price: $249.99

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

  (Item #: littlwaiti_1610x) 

Our Price: $139.99

  • Hot Stampers averaging Double Plus (A++) sonic grades mean this domestic original pressing is both 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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Peter Frampton
Frampton Comes Alive

  (Item #: frampframp_1611x) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • WHOA -- the first copy to ever hit the site with TRIPLE PLUS (A+++) SOUND on all four sides!
  • Shootout Winning sound from start to finish means the guitar solos soar the way they do live -- now THAT is what we want from this music
  • All four sides went way beyond our expectations, with the kind of size and live rock energy we didn't even know was possible
  • 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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Paul McCartney
McCartney

  (Item #: mccarmccar_1705_2) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This copy of McCartney's Masterpiece boasts excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • It's big, rich and full with tons of energy, a nice open top end and deep punchy bass
  • 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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Eagles
Eagles

  (Item #: eagleeagle_1705s) 

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


  • Both of these Hot Stamper sides have a healthy dose of the Tubey Magical Country Rock sound The Eagles wanted you to hear
  • These early pressings are clearly made from the British Master Tapes - the sound is so present, lively and real
  • One of the Best Sounding Rock Records Ever Made, Glyn Johns' masterpiece and a Demo Disc for Tubey Magical Guitar sound
  • A Top 100 disc that delivers top sound for songs like Take It Easy, Witchy Woman, Early Bird, Peaceful Easy Feeling and more
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Cat Stevens
Tea for the Tillerman

  (Item #: steveteafo_1705) 

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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Kenny Burrell
Midnight Blue

  (Item #: burremidni_1705_1) 

Our Price: $279.99

  • An excellent copy with Double Plus (A++) sound from the first note to the last
  • One of our all-time favorite Blue Note albums for both music and sound -- is there a better bluesy Jazz Guitar album?
  • Both sides are big, full and solid with a punchy bottom end and plenty of energy
  • Five stars on Allmusic and the recording is every bit as good as the music -- don't miss this one
  • Jazz Improv Magazine puts the album among its Top Five recommended recordings for Burrell, indicating that "[i]f you need to know 'the Blue Note sound', here it is."
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Yes
Fragile

  (Item #: yes__fragi_1705_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Astonishing Triple Plus (A+++) sound for side one - Roundabout will blow your mind
  • Superb clarity, ZERO smear, astonishing transparency thanks to Eddie Offord's superb engineering
  • Double Plus (A++) sound on side two - Long Distance Runaround is a big Demo Disc track here
  • 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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The Rolling Stones
Sticky Fingers

  (Item #: rollistick_1705) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A Sticky Fingers like you've never heard, with two incredibly impressive sides, each rating a Double Plus (A++) or close to it
  • Finally, with the right originals we can hear 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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Electric Light Orchestra
A New World Record

  (Item #: electnewwo_1705) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • Excellent sound on both sides with each rating a solid Double Plus (A++)
  • Both sides are clean, clear and open with plenty of energy and a big punchy bottom end
  • Our favorite ELO record for music and sound - no other album of theirs comes close
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "Contains seven of the best songs ever to come out of the group."
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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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Steeleye Span
Commoners Crown

  (Item #: steelcommo_1608s) 

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


  • An outstanding early British pressing, with huge and dynamic Double Plus (A++) 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 and 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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Dire Straits
Dire Straits

  (Item #: diresdires_1704) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • SUPERB sound throughout, with both sides of this very special British pressing rating a sonic grade of Double Plus (A++) or close to it
  • 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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Michael Jackson
Thriller

  (Item #: jacksthril_1704) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A killer Top Copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on the second side, Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • 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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Hampton Hawes
Vol 2: The Trio

  (Item #: hawesvol2t_1704) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: washiallth_1608s) 

Our Price: $99.99
Sale Price: $79.00 (You save $20.99 / 21%)


  • 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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Walter Carlos
Switched-On Bach

  (Item #: bach_switc_1610s) 

Our Price: $79.99
Sale Price: $59.00 (You save $20.99 / 26%)


  • 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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David Bowie
Ziggy Stardust

  (Item #: bowieziggy_1704) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • An excellent copy with Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides and relatively quiet vinyl too!
  • Both sides are big, full and lively with excellent clarity and huge amounts of energy
  • Until you hear one of these killer pressings you just can't know what you are missing
  • 5 Stars in AMG, a Rock & Pop Top 100 album, and Ken Scott's engineering masterpiece
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Neil Young
After The Gold Rush

  (Item #: youngafter_1704s) 

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


  • 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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Neil Young
Zuma

  (Item #: youngzuma_1704) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • Stunning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it for both sides, making this a Top 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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Linda Ronstadt
Heart Like A Wheel

  (Item #: ronstheart_1704) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Amazing sound throughout with each side rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it!
  • You're No Good, It Doesn't Matter Anymore and When Will I Be Loved? all sound superb here
  • Both sides here are rich, full-bodied and warm with real immediacy to the vocals and deep punchy bass
  • 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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Average White Band
Average White Band

  (Item #: averaavera_1610x) 

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


  • 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 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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Ella Fitzgerald
Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!

  (Item #: fitzgclaph_1703_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This original stereo pressing is superb from first note to last, A++ on both sides
  • Both sides are rich, smooth and dynamic with lovely, breathy vocals and excellent bass
  • About as quiet a copy as we've ever heard -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on both sides
  • Our single favorite female vocal album here at Better Records, Ella's small group masterpiece
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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 great sounding, underrated Van Morrison album
  • The material is top-notch - Domino, Crazy Face, Blue Money and other classics are all here
  • The best sounding Van Morrison album, a Top 100 title, with classic 1970 Analog sound
  • "As "Domino" opens the album with a show of strength. "Street Choir" closes it with a burst of both musical and poetic energy which is not only better than anything else on the album but may well be one of Van's two or three finest songs." Rolling Stone
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David Crosby
If I Could Only Remember My Name

  (Item #: crosbifico_1611s) 

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


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

  (Item #: taylosweet_1703) 

Our Price: $399.99

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

  (Item #: brownjacks_1703) 

Our Price: $349.99

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

  (Item #: bowieziggy_1703) 

Our Price: $799.99

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

  (Item #: genesatric_1703) 

Our Price: $349.99

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

  (Item #: crosbifico_1703) 

Our Price: $399.99

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

  (Item #: ameriameri_1703) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: electnewwo_1702) 

Our Price: $349.99

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

  (Item #: chrissomet_1702) 

Our Price: $139.99

  • Miss Christy's Must Own Masterpiece returns to the site, this time with superb Double Plus (A++) Mono Hot Stamper sound
  • Need a refresher course in Tubey Magic after playing too many remastered records? This 1955 original Capitol turquoise pressing is overflowing with it
  • One of our favorite Cool School vocalists - we just wish we could find more clean copies of her albums
  • Allmusic 5 Stars: "Christy established herself as an artist who strove for the very best in song selection, arrangements, and notably intelligent interpretation. There were perhaps other vocalists with greater vocal equipment, but few could match June Christy's artistic integrity."
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The Three
The Three
(33 RPM)

  (Item #: threethree_33_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: bostobosto_1702_2) 

Our Price: $349.99

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

  (Item #: prokoltkij_33_1702) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This 2-pack gives you outstanding Triple Plus (A+++) sound for Lt. Kije and wonderful Double Plus (A++) sound for the Scythian Suite
  • This single LP boasts our favorite performances for both of these popular 20th century works - such a deal!
  • Big, clear, present and transparent, with a HUGE bottom end, this is some Demo Disc sound all right
  • When the brass is rich and clear, not thin and shrill, the way it is here, you have yourself a top DG pressing
More of the music of Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)


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Santana
Santana

  (Item #: santasant1_1701) 

Our Price: $179.99

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

  (Item #: nash_songs_1702) 

Our Price: $169.99

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

  (Item #: bostobosto_1702_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: chicachica1_1702) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Four Double Plus (A++) sides can only mean one thing - this copy is great from start to finish
  • These four sides boast some of the best sounding, boldest arrangements for a horn-based rock band we've ever heard
  • Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?, I'm A Man and Questions 67 and 68 are simply incredible here
  • "In April of 1969, the four sides of Chicago Transit Authority unleashed a formidable and ultimately American musical experience... an unheralded synthesis of electric guitar wailin' rock & roll to more deeply rooted jazz influences and arrangements."
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Boz Scaggs
Silk Degrees

  (Item #: scaggsilkd_1702) 

Our Price: $119.99

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

  (Item #: squeeargyb_1702) 

Our Price: $199.99

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

  (Item #: heartdream_1702) 

Our Price: $249.99

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

  (Item #: returroman_1702) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • A KILLER copy with both sides rating Double Plus (A++) - this is some real Demo Disc sound
  • Rockin' dynamic energy as well as huge amounts of studio space on both sides
  • Our favorite Jazz Rock Fusion Album of All Time - none rocks harder!
  • An amazingly well-recorded album of instrumental pyrotechnicians - the band is absolutely on fire like no other
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The Dixie Dregs
Dregs of the Earth

  (Item #: dixiedregs_1702) 

Our Price: $169.99

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

  (Item #: dereklayla_1702_2) 

Our Price: $199.99

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

  (Item #: daviskindo_1702) 

Our Price: $249.99

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

  (Item #: toto_IV_1702) 

Our Price: $179.99

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

  (Item #: averaavera_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Fantastic sound here, at or near Double Plus (A++) for both sides
  • Spacious and open with great energy and rich, smooth tonality
  • Pick Up The Pieces is rockin' like it should, finally, but really, there's not a weak track on the album
  • "AWB embraced soul and funk with so much conviction that it was clear this was anything but an "average" white band." - Allmusic 4 1/2 Stars
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Richard & Linda Thompson
Shoot Out The Lights

  (Item #: thompshoot_1702) 

Our Price: $139.99

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

  (Item #: taylojt_1610s) 

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


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

  (Item #: costetrust_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent copy of this Better Records favorite with both sides rating Double Plus (A++) on quiet vinyl
  • The clarity and transparency here are superb, allowing you to appreciate subtleties in the high end even when the bass and drums are really POUNDING
  • Incredibly tough to come by — this is only the third Hot copy on the site since 2013!
  • 5 stars: "Arguably, their most impressive album... demonstrates all sides of Costello's songwriting and performing personality..."
  • "...this is rock and roll as eloquent, hard-hitting pop, and Elvis has turned into such a soul man that I no longer wish he'd change his name to George and go country."
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The B-52's
The B-52's

  (Item #: b-52sb-52s_1702_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: ledze2_1702_1) 

Our Price: $799.99

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

  (Item #: mendestill_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: chabrorche_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

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


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Grand Funk Railroad
Closer To Home

  (Item #: grandclose_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: yes__fragi_1702) 

Our Price: $199.99

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

  (Item #: youngzuma_1702) 

Our Price: $199.99

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

  (Item #: gershconce_8286_1702) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Side two has the Rhapsody in Blue in Super Hot Stamper sound - very clear with not a trace of smear
  • Side one has the Concerto in F with lovely extension up top and Tubey Magic in the midrange
  • Both sides are exceptionally spacious, lively and musical from start to finish
  • These two works are performed with consummate skill and attention to detail - the results are magnificent
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Level 42
World Machine

  (Item #: levelworld_1702) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

  (Item #: chopilessy_1610s) 

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


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

  (Item #: jacksthril_1701) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

  (Item #: fleetmyste_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: hendrareyo_1701_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

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

  (Item #: daviskindo_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: brownjacks_1701_2) 

Our Price: $169.99

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

  (Item #: griegpeerg_1701) 

Our Price: $179.99

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

  (Item #: crosbcrosb_1701) 

Our Price: $249.99

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

  (Item #: captaclear_1607s) 

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


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

  (Item #: ronstheart_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: nilssharry_1701) 

Our Price: $249.99

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

  (Item #: captaclear_1701) 

Our Price: $199.99

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

  (Item #: bloodblood_1701) 

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


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

  (Item #: blondparal_1701) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: buffalastt_1701_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

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

  (Item #: zappawakaj_1609s) 

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


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

  (Item #: smithbashi_1701_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: talkimores_1701_1) 

Our Price: $79.99

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

  (Item #: smithbashi_1701) 

Our Price: $249.99

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

  (Item #: taylojt_1701) 

Our Price: $399.99

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

  (Item #: costearmed_1701) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A KILLER Top Copy and one of the best to ever hit the site -- Triple Plus (A+++) sound from beginning to end
  • Some of the biggest, boldest rock sound ever recorded -- just amazing on a pressing like this
  • 5 Stars and a Better Records Rock and Pop Top 100 album - every track is amazing
  • AMG is right: Armed Forces "...ranks as his third masterpiece in a row."
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Talking Heads
More Songs About Buildings and Food

  (Item #: talkimores_1701) 

Our Price: $199.99

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

  (Item #: supercrime_1701) 

Our Price: $79.99

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

  (Item #: sibelmaste_1701) 

Our Price: $89.99

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

  (Item #: paganvioli_emi_1701) 

Our Price: $129.99

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

  (Item #: eno__takin_1606s) 

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


  • TRIPLE TRIPLE (A+++) - it's been ages since we've heard a copy that sounds as amazing as this one
  • Superb Demo Disc sound on both A+++ sides, huge and open like you will not believe
  • The superb clarity and transparency here let you appreciate all of Eno's mastery -- amazing texture and detail
  • 5 stars on Allmusic, a Top 100 title, and without a doubt Eno's Masterpiece
  • Highest Recommendation from your friends at Better Records. This is an album we think you will love!
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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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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: $199.99

  • 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: $199.99

  • 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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Supertramp
Crime of the Century

  (Item #: supercrime_1610s) 

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


  • 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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Art Pepper
Meets The Rhythm Section

  (Item #: peppemeets_1612) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two outstanding sides, nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) - they don't get much better sounding than this, folks!
  • The stereo sound is clear and open with wonderful immediacy, and none of the bloated bass and murky mids of the originals
  • The vinyl has some issues, so those looking for copies in quiet playing condition may want to look elsewhere
  • 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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