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Chicago
Chicago Transit Authority

  (Item #: chicachica1_1708) 

Our Price: $249.99

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

  (Item #: chabrorche_1702s) 

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


  • 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
More of the music of Emmanual Chabrier (1841-1894)


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Brewer & Shipley
Tarkio

  (Item #: brewetarki_1708) 

Our Price: $149.99

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


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Neil Young
Zuma

  (Item #: youngzuma_1708) 

Our Price: $399.99

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

  (Item #: cars_cars_1708) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • SUPERB Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on side one, close to the best we heard all day
  • Side two earned a Double Plus grade (A++) - both sides are super 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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Joni Mitchell
Court and Spark

  (Item #: mitchcourt_1708) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An excellent copy with Double Plus (A++) sound or better from start to finish
  • The sound is clean, clear and natural with wonderful transparency, ambience and a nice bottom end
  • One of our very favorite Joni albums here at Better Records, and probably her Best Sounding Album
  • "[A] remarkably deft fusion of folk, pop, and jazz ... the music is smart, smooth, and assured from the first note to the last." - AMG 5 Stars
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Michael Jackson
Thriller

  (Item #: jacksthril_1708) 

Our Price: $449.99

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

  (Item #: averaavera_1708) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An amazing copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side, Double Plus (A++) on the second
  • 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_1703x) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This original stereo pressing is superb from first note to last, earning Double Plus (A++) grades for sound
  • Both sides are rich, smooth and dynamic with lovely, breathy vocals and excellent bass
  • This copy is as quiet as any we've ever heard - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on both sides - nice!
  • Our single favorite female vocal album here at Better Records, Ella's small group masterpiece
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Elvis Costello
Armed Forces (Incl. Bonus 7")

  (Item #: costearmed_1708_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

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

  (Item #: scaggsilkd_1708) 

Our Price: $349.99

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

  (Item #: blindblind_1702s) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Excellent sound on both sides — Double Plus (A++) for side one (which is the better side), with a side two that's close behind
  • This is no audiophile "made-from-the-master-tape" snake oil - this is the real thing
  • Can't Find My Way Home sounds superb here on the A++ side - we guarantee you've never heard it sound better
  • "...it merges the soulful blues of [Traffic] with the heavy riffing and outsized song lengths of [Cream] for a very compelling sound unique to this band."
More Eric Clapton / More Steve Winwood


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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Deja Vu

  (Item #: crosbdejav_1708) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A superb Big and Bold copy that earned seriously good sonic grades of Double Plus (A++) on both sides
  • The sound is HUGE -- lively, present and rich in a way that nothing you've heard can compete with
  • Unusually quiet vinyl for this album -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • One of our all time favorite albums at Better Records and one that almost never sounds THIS good
  • "A rich musical banquet for the most serious and personal listeners" - Allmusic 5 stars
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Linda Ronstadt
Heart Like A Wheel

  (Item #: ronstheart_1708) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound for our favorite Linda Ronstadt album, hands down her Masterpiece
  • When Will I Be Loved?, You're No Good, It Doesn't Matter Anymore and You Can Close Your Eyes are crazy good here
  • Both sides here are big, full and lively with huge punchy bass and tons of energy
  • By far the best album Ms Ronstadt ever made - truly a Masterpiece and a Mid-'70s Must Own Classic
  • 5 stars: "A veritable catalog of Californian soft rock, and it stands as a landmark of '70s mainstream pop/rock."
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Tchaikovsky / Concerto for Violin & Orchestra / Oistrakh

  (Item #: tchaivioli_1708) 

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
More of the music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)


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Buffalo Springfield
Last Time Around

  (Item #: buffalastt_1708_2) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: vaughskyis_1708_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

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

  (Item #: yes__yesal_1708) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • A Big As Life Top Copy, Triple Plus (A+++) on side one and close to that on side two - 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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Paganini / Violin Concertos 1 & 2 / Menuhin / Erede

  (Item #: paganvioli_emi_1701s) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

  (Item #: buffalastt_1708) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An amazing sounding pressing with a Triple Plus (A+++) side one and an excellent Double Plus (A++) side two!
  • Relaxed, rich and tubey, this is exactly what you wanted from this music but had no way to hear - until now
  • An A+++ copy with vinyl this quiet? We might find one that plays this well and sounds this good every two years or so, if that
  • Some of the best songs the band ever wrote are right here: I Am A Child, Kind Woman and many, many more
  • If Buffalo Springfield Again deserves a Five Star rating then Last Time Around does too - it's every bit as brilliant
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Peter Gabriel
Security

  (Item #: gabrisecur_1708) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Shockingly good sound throughout; Triple Plus (A+++) on the second side and Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • 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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June Christy
Something Cool

  (Item #: chrissomet_1708) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Miss Christy's Must Own Masterpiece returns to the site, this time with a superb Triple Plus (A+++) side one - wow!
  • Need a refresher course in Tubey Magic after playing too many remasters? 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
  • 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."
See all of our June Christy albums in stock


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Art Pepper
Meets The Rhythm Section

  (Item #: peppemeets_1708) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides, one of the better copies to hit the site in years!
  • The stereo sound is full-bodied, with wonderful immediacy to Pepper's breathy sax and none of the bloated bass and murky mids of the originals
  • This Yellow Label pressing plays about as quiet as we can find them, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • Many consider this Five Star album to be the best record Art Pepper ever made "... a diamond of recorded jazz history."
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Jeff Beck
Truth

  (Item #: beck_truth_1707) 

Our Price: $119.99

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

  (Item #: brownjacks_1707) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A killer Triple Plus (A+++) side one backed with a wonderful Double Plus (A++) side two
  • Huge, rich and spacious, this copy puts a a living, breathing Jackson Browne right between the speakers
  • Relatively quiet vinyl -- Mint Minus Minus; these are usually pretty beat
  • His Masterpiece - 5 stars in the AMG "...a timeless collection of reflective ballads..."
See all of our Jackson Browne albums in stock


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Genesis
A Trick Of The Tail

  (Item #: genesatric_1707) 

Our Price: $349.99

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

  (Item #: jacksthril_1612x) 

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


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

  (Item #: ronstheart_1707) 

Our Price: $249.99

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

  (Item #: bach_switc_1610x) 

Our Price: $59.99

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


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Elvis Costello
Armed Forces

  (Item #: costearmed_1611x) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: crosbdejav_1707) 

Our Price: $749.99

  • A stunning copy that is guaranteed to blow your mind; each side rates a Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it
  • The sound is HUGE -- lively, present and rich in a way that nothing you've heard can compete with
  • One of our all time favorite albums at Better Records and one that almost never sounds THIS good
  • "A rich musical banquet for the most serious and personal listeners" - Allmusic 5 stars
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Stephen Stills
Stephen Stills

  (Item #: stillsteph_1707) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side two and a better than Double Plus (A++ to A+++) side one, this copy is practically as good as it gets
  • Love the One You're With and Sit Yourself Down are to die for, but there's really not a bad track on the album
  • A triumph of engineering for Bill Halvorsen and Andy Johns - this and Deja Vu are the very definition of Big Production Rock
  • 4 1/2 stars in the AMG: "Listening to this album three decades on, it's still a jaw-dropping experience, the musical equal to Crosby, Stills & Nash or Déjà Vu, and only a shade less important than either of them."
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Derek and the Dominos
Layla

  (Item #: dereklayla_1707_1) 

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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Yes
The Yes Album

  (Item #: yes__yesal_1707) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An outstanding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides - the sound is huge and powerful
  • Parts of the album are nothing less than startling in their Prog Rock Power - Starship Trooper is insane here
  • A Top 100 Album and the band's best sounding record if you ask us (although Fragile can sound amazing too)
  • "Organist Tony Kaye, guitarist Steve Howe and bass player Chris Squire play as though of one mind, complementing each other's work as a knowledgeable band should."
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Prokofiev / Scythian Suite & Lt. Kije / Abbado

  (Item #: prokoltkij_33_1707) 

Our Price: $199.99

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


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Blondie
Parallel Lines

  (Item #: blondparal_1707_2) 

Our Price: $199.99

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

  (Item #: smithbashi_1701s) 

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


  • 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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Little Feat
Waiting For Columbus

  (Item #: littlwaiti_1707) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • One of the highest rated copies to ever hit the site: three Triple Plus (A+++) sides with another not far behind (A++ to A+++)
  • That adds up to 11.5 pluses out of a possible 12 - this is a copy that will absolutely murder the one(s) on your shelf
  • Amazing energy and size, just right for Little Feat's brand of large group rock'n'roll - with the Tower of Power Horns to boot
  • One of our all time favorite live recordings - a top Little Feat album too, if not actually their single best release
  • "[R]ich performances that prove Little Feat were one of the great live bands of their time." -- AMG 4 1/2 stars
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Chabrier / Orchestral Music / Ansermet

  (Item #: chabrorche_1611x) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • Excellent sound on both sides - this is a WONDERFUL orchestral recording, guaranteed to beat any Heavy Vinyl you own
  • Both sides are big, clear, rich, dynamic, transparent and energetic - this is the sound we love
  • Here is the energy and power of Chabrier's remarkable orchestration, thanks to the brilliant engineering of Roy Wallace
  • Ansermet's Chabrier disc has long been a big favorite of ours here at Better Records - this copy will show you why
More of the music of Emmanual Chabrier (1841-1894)


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Frank Zappa
Waka/Jawaka

  (Item #: zappawakaj_1707) 

Our Price: $299.99

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

  (Item #: scaggsilkd_1611s) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • Hot Stamper sound on both sides for Boz's very well recorded Masterpiece of Soulful Pop
  • Punchy, open and clear throughout with the big bass and energy so critical to this rhythmic music
  • Check out the solid, weighty piano, the one that's missing from the CBS Half-Speed and 90% of the reissues
  • 5 stars in Allmusic: Scaggs "hit the R&B charts in a big way with the addictive, sly Lowdown... and expressed his love of smooth soul music almost as well on the appealing What Can I Say."
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Blood, Sweat & Tears
Blood, Sweat & Tears

  (Item #: bloodblood_1707_1) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • An excellent original 360 pressing of "The Best Sounding Rock Recording Ever"
  • Both sides earned a Double Plus (A++) grade or something close to it - remarkable engineering from Roy Halee
  • The sound is HUGE, rich, dynamic and POWERFUL - this is a very special record, a longtime member of our Top 100
  • Allmusic 4 1/2 stars: "Their finest moment and a testimony to the best of the jazz/rock movement ... The album is bold, brassy and adventurous."
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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
You're Gonna Get It!

  (Item #: pettyyoure_1612x) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • 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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AC/DC
Back In Black

  (Item #: acdc_backi_1707) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A killer copy boasting a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side one - this Back in Black rocks like you will not believe
  • Side two earned a Double Plus (A++) grade - both sides play pretty well for an RL original (the only way to go on this album)
  • Top 100, and if you turn it up good and loud one of the hardest rockin' records ever made
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "... tawdry celebration of sex is what made AC/DC different from all other metal bands — there was no sword & sorcery, no darkness, just a rowdy party, and they never held a bigger, better party than they did on Back in Black."
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Boston
Boston

  (Item #: bostobosto_1707) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A MONSTER copy of this classic Classic Rock Album that is guaranteed to blow your mind and then some
  • Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side one and excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on side two
  • Demo Disc quality sound for all the hits as well as the deep tracks: More Than a Feeling, Long Time/Foreplay, Rock & Roll Band, Peace Of Mind...
  • Better Records Top 100; "Boston is essential for any fan of classic rock, and the album marks the re-emergence of the genre in the 1970s." — Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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Supertramp
Crime of the Century

  (Item #: supercrime_1610x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • 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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The Beach Boys
Pet Sounds

  (Item #: beachpetso_1706) 

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!)
  • Copies that play as quietly and sound as good as this one does are getting expensive and much harder to come by
  • 5 stars: "The group here reached a whole new level in terms of both composition and production, layering tracks upon tracks of vocals and instruments to create a richly symphonic sound."
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Level 42
World Machine

  (Item #: levelworld_1612x) 

Our Price: $199.99

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

  (Item #: captaclear_1607x) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • 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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Jeff Beck
Truth

  (Item #: beck_truth_1706) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side two and a better than Double Plus (A++ to A+++) side one, this copy is practically as good as it gets
  • Easily and by a wide margin the best sounding record Jeff Beck ever made - thanks Ken!
  • Both sides have the Big Rock Sound and powerful Rock Energy, the kind we go crazy for here at Better Records
  • Really fun music - it's a blast to hear Rod Stewart fronting such a heavy rock band
  • AMG 5 Stars "...almost as groundbreaking and influential a record as the first Beatles, Rolling Stones, or Who albums."
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Jimi Hendrix
Are You Experienced

  (Item #: hendrareyo_1706) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An outstanding copy - Double Plus (A++) on side two and close behind that grade on side one
  • The A++ side two gives you Super Hot sound for The Wind Cries Mary, Fire, Foxey Lady and more
  • No matter what version you've been playing, we guarantee you'll be blown away by the energy and punch on this one
  • Relatively quiet vinyl at Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • "One of the most stunning debuts in rock history, and one of the definitive albums of the psychedelic era." Allmusic, 5 stars
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Robin Trower
Bridge of Sighs

  (Item #: trowebridg_1611s) 

Our Price: $299.99
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  • Two killer 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 records 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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Phil Manzanera
Diamond Head

  (Item #: manzadiamo_1611x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • 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 was close behind with Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) 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
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "A terrific all-star affair that still holds up enormously well..."
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Frank Zappa
Waka/Jawaka

  (Item #: zappawakaj_1610s) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: mcdoniftha_1706) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: frampframp_1706_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A Top Copy, kicking off with two Triple Plus (A+++) sides, meaning Baby I Love Your Way sounds AMAZING here
  • Sides three and four are also very strong, each earning Double Plus (A++) grades - overall the best copy we've had in years
  • Mixed and mastered so that the guitar solos soar the way they do in live music -- an approach that pays big dividends on this copy
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic, who agree with us that many tracks here are "much more inspired, confident, and hard-hitting than the studio versions."
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The Three
The Three (45 RPM)

  (Item #: threethree_45_1606x) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • 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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Peter Frampton
Frampton Comes Alive

  (Item #: frampframp_1706) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Four very strong sides, earning Double Plus (A++) or better grades for their Big, Bold Live Rock sound
  • Mixed and mastered so that the guitar solos soar the way they do in live music -- what a thrill it is to hear them that way
  • A Hot Stamper copy like this one will remind you why we all went so crazy for this album back in the '70s
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic, who agree with us that many tracks here are "much more inspired, confident, and hard-hitting than the studio versions."
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Peter Frampton
Wind of Change

  (Item #: frampwindo_1706) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Wonderful sound throughout for this Big Production Rock Extravaganza - excellent Double Plus (A+++) on both sides
  • This British original is the very definition of TUBEY MAGIC, with sound so rich and sweet it will make you want to take all your CDs and dump them in the trash
  • The best copies like this one keep what's good about the recording while letting you hear into the soundfield with glorious transparency
  • "The sound is crisp, the melodies catchy, and Frampton's distinctive, elliptical Gibson Les Paul guitar leads soar throughout... " -- Allmusic
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Liszt / Piano Concertos 1 & 2 / Kondrashin / Richter

  (Item #: lisztpiano_1609x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • 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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Traffic
John Barleycorn Must Die

  (Item #: traffjohnb_1705) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy of this Traffic Classic with Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Both sides here are clean, clear, rich and full with tons of energy and bottom end weight
  • Arguably their best album in our opinion; certainly the most groundbreaking, original and involving
  • "...the band sounds utterly grounded. As the grooves percolate effortlessly along, it becomes clear that unity, not any technical skill, is what makes the music levitate."
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Eagles
Eagles

  (Item #: eagleeagle_1705) 

Our Price: $299.99

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

  (Item #: supercrime_1705) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • A superb copy and killer Demo Disc to beat them all - Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • A HUGE and POWERFUL Ken Scott recording that's truly a BEAST on this brilliantly mastered A&M pressing
  • Clearly the band's Prog Rock Masterpiece, as well as a permanent member of our Rock & Pop Top 100
  • "...a huge leap forward for the group and their most consistent album outside of that 1979 masterwork, Breakfast in America."
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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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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 many years
  • Both A+++ sides are full-bodied, rich, BIG and present -- the guitars are really jumping out on this copy
  • If you're looking for a live record that rocks like crazy, this Shootout Winning UK Island original will knock you out
  • Eno and Manzanera created this unique masterpiece with the help of Rhett Davies' brilliant engineering
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Grover Washington Jr.
All The King’s Horses

  (Item #: washiallth_1608s) 

Our Price: $99.99
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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Stephen Stills
Stephen Stills

  (Item #: stillsteph_1610s) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it, pressed on the quietest vinyl we have ever heard - both sides play a true 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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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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Average White Band
Average White Band

  (Item #: averaavera_1610x) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • 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 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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Van Morrison
His Band And Street Choir

  (Item #: morrihisba_1703) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: nash_songs_1702) 

Our Price: $169.99

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

  (Item #: bostobosto_1702_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: scaggsilkd_1702) 

Our Price: $119.99

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