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Simon & Garfunkel
Bridge Over Troubled Water

  (Item #: simonbridg_1712) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy will be very hard to beat
  • The sound on this pressing is big, full and lively with an airy, open soundfield
  • The toughest Simon & Garfunkel album to find with excellent sound and reasonable surfaces -- no contest
  • "Perhaps the most delicately textured album to close out the 1960s from any major rock act." -- Allmusic, 5 stars
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Yes
The Yes Album

  (Item #: yes__yesal_1712) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • A Big As Life copy with Triple Plus (A+++) grades or close to it on both sides - the sound is MASSIVE
  • Parts of the album are nothing less than startling in their Prog Rock Power - Starship Trooper is insane here
  • As big and bold as any rock record out there - quiet too, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • A Top 100 Album and the band's best sounding record if you ask us (although Fragile can sound amazing too)
  • "Organist Tony Kaye, guitarist Steve Howe and bass player Chris Squire play as though of one mind, complementing each other's work as a knowledgeable band should."
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Jethro Tull
Stand Up

  (Item #: jethrstand_1712_2) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • A stunning Island Pink Label Import LP with Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it on both sides
  • This is a True Tull Classic, and a VERY tough record to come by with this kind of sound
  • Both British sides give you richness, Tubey Magic, clarity and resolution few copies can touch - and what's more, IT ROCKS
  • Their best album? It gets my vote, and this copy will really make the case if you turn it up good and loud
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John Coltrane
Giant Steps

  (Item #: coltrgiant_1712) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • With Double Plus (A++) sound, or close to it, on both sides, this is an excellent copy of Giant Steps
  • Close your eyes and Coltrane is right in the room with you, front and center. How can you put a price on that?
  • Naima is surely the most emotionally powerful ballad the man ever wrote, and MAN does sound good here!
  • 5 Stars: "History will undoubtedly enshrine this disc as a watershed"
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Jeff Beck
Truth

  (Item #: beck_truth_1712) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • 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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Traffic
John Barleycorn Must Die

  (Item #: traffjohnb_1712) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An outstanding copy of this Traffic Classic with a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side two and a solid Double Plus (A++) side one
  • 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
  • Super quiet vinyl -- it's rare that we find copies that play Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus -- they're usually beat!
  • "...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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Stephen Stills
Stephen Stills

  (Item #: stillsteph_1712) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides; fairly quiet vinyl too!
  • 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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Michael Jackson
Thriller

  (Item #: jacksthril_1712_1) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • With excellent Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides, this pressing will be very hard to beat
  • The sound is huge - big, wide, deep, and open, with a punchy bottom end and rhythmic energy to spare; true Mint Minus vinyl too!
  • Billie Jean and Beat It sound out of this world, but that's not fair, since every track does
  • A Top 100 and 5 Stars on AMG: "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."
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Grieg / Peer Gynt / Gruner-Hegge / Oslo Phil.

  (Item #: griegpeerg_1712) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) grades on side two and an excellent Double Plus (A++) side one, with Big and Bold Orchestral sound that is gloriously huge and exciting
  • Rich and tubey yet open and clear, with lovely string textures, especially in the lower strings, as would be expected of any Living Stereo recording from 1958
  • 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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Michael Jackson
Thriller

  (Item #: jacksthril_1712) 

Our Price: $549.99

  • The two INCREDIBLE sides here are guaranteed to make this the best sounding Thriller you have ever heard; Triple Plus (A+++) sound 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 here is good enough to to blow your mind
  • "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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Jackson Browne
Jackson Browne

  (Item #: brownjacks_1701_2s) 

Our Price: $169.99
Sale Price: $149.00 (You save $20.99 / 12%)


  • 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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Robin Trower
Bridge of Sighs

  (Item #: trowebridg_1711_2) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Two killer sides rating Double Plus (A++) or better - one of the best 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 others you've heard on vinyl
  • Brilliant engineering by Geoff Emerick at George Martin's AIR studios - maybe the best sounding album Emerick ever made
  • Top 100 (soon) "...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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Neil Young
After The Gold Rush

  (Item #: youngafter_1711_2) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With Hot Stamper grades on both sides, this is a very good sounding copy from first note to last
  • A vital addition to any Hot Stamper collection of Greatest Rock Records of All Time
  • 5 Stars in Allmusic, Top 100, 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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Joni Mitchell
Court and Spark

  (Item #: mitchcourt_1711_) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An outstanding early pressing with seriously good Double Plus (A++) sound - quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is rich, warm and natural with wonderful transparency, loads of ambience and - this is key - Tubey Magic
  • 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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801
801 Live

  (Item #: 801__live_1612s_) 

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


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

  (Item #: traffjohnb_1711_1) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • You'll find very good Hot Stamper grades on both sides of this Traffic classic
  • 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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Genesis
A Trick Of The Tail

  (Item #: genesatric_1707s) 

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


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

  (Item #: morrihisba_1711) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • With a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side one, followed by a Double Plus (A++) side two, this is a killer 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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Yes
Fragile

  (Item #: yes__fragi_1711) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Astonishing nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound for side one - Roundabout will blow your mind
  • Superb clarity, ZERO smear, astonishing transparency - thanks go to Eddie Offord for his superb engineering
  • Double Plus (A++) sound on side two - Long Distance Runaround is the 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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Neil Young
After The Gold Rush

  (Item #: youngafter_1711_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A superb pressing, earning Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides - guaranteed killer sound from first note to last
  • This is the embodiment of the Classic Rock sound we love - rich, full-bodied, warm, punchy, dynamic and clear
  • 5 Stars in Allmusic, Top 100, 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
After The Gold Rush

  (Item #: youngafter_1709s) 

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


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

  (Item #: steelkatyl_1711) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An outstanding original copy with Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is HUGE - big, bold, dynamic, and lively, just the way you want The Dan to sound
  • Our pick for the best Dan album of them all, a Masterpiece of jazzy swing pop that will surely reward hundreds of plays
  • 5 stars: "Each song is given a glossy sheen, one that accentuates not only the stronger pop hooks, but also the precise technical skill of the professional musicians drafted to play the solos."
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Peter Frampton
Frampton Comes Alive

  (Item #: frampframp_1711) 

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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Richard & Linda Thompson
Shoot Out The Lights

  (Item #: thompshoot_1711) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • An insanely great sounding copy -- Triple Plus (A+++) or very close to it on both sides
  • The sound was bigger, bolder, cleaner, more open and dynamic than every other copy in our shootout
  • A Better Records Top 100 Title - the best copies such as this have Demo Disc sound you will not believe
  • "It's often been cited as Richard Thompson's greatest work, and it's difficult for anyone who has heard his body of work to argue the point." - 5 stars
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The Rolling Stones
Sticky Fingers

  (Item #: rollistick_1711_2) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A Sticky Fingers like you've never heard, with two incredibly impressive sides each rating a Double Plus (A++) for sound
  • Finally, with the right vintage pressings we can hear the power and the beauty of this truly superb recording
  • As quiet an original pressing as can be found - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on both sides
  • A Five Star landmark Glyn Johns / Andy Johns recording, our favorite by the Stones, a Top 100 Title (of course)
  • 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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Blondie
Parallel Lines

  (Item #: blondparal_1711) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • 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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Phil Collins
Face Value

  (Item #: collifacev_1711_3) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Excellent sound throughout with both sides rating a solid Double Plus (A++) or better
  • The sound here is clean, clear and open with a big punchy bottom end and plenty of top end extension
  • His most consistent songwriting and many of his biggest hits - In The Air Tonight sounds amazing here
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Collins proves himself a passionate singer with a gift for both deeply felt ballads and snarling rockers."
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Michael McDonald
If That's What It Takes

  (Item #: mcdoniftha_1706s) 

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


  • An excellent copy with each side rating a Double Plus (A++) or better
  • 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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The Beach Boys
Pet Sounds

  (Item #: beachpetso_1711) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER 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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Miles Davis
Kind of Blue

  (Item #: daviskindo_1711_2) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A very good sounding copy with Hot Stamper sound from start to finish
  • 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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Phil Collins
Face Value

  (Item #: collifacev_1711_2) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • This Vertigo British pressing of Phil Collins' classic debut earned Hot Stamper grades on both sides
  • Not only that, but it actually plays as quiet as any record we can find these days, a true Mint Minus throughout!
  • Collins' most consistent songwriting and many of his biggest hits - In The Air Tonight sounds great here
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Collins proves himself a passionate singer with a gift for both deeply felt ballads and snarling rockers."
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Boston
Boston

  (Item #: bostobosto_1711) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Hot Stamper sound on both sides of this early pressing - this copy of Boston rocks with the best of them
  • Guaranteed to beat the pants off of any pressing you can throw at it: Half Speed, Heavy Vinyl, you name it, this copy will trounce it
  • Excellent sound for all the hits: 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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Blind Faith
Blind Faith

  (Item #: blindblind_1711) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • You'll find excellent Double Plus (A++) grades, or close to it, on both sides of Blind Faith's self-titled album
  • This is no audiophile "made-from-the-master-tape" snake oil, this is the real thing from the UK - you'll hear the difference right from the get-go
  • Can't Find My Way Home sounds superb here - we guarantee you've never heard it sound better - quiet vinyl too
  • "As much a follow-up to Traffic's self-titled second album as it is to Cream's final output, it merges the soulful blues of the former with the heavy riffing and outsized song lengths of the latter for a very compelling sound unique to this band."
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Frank Zappa
Waka/Jawaka

  (Item #: zappawakaj_1610x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With Double Plus (A++) sound, 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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Tears For Fears
The Seeds Of Love

  (Item #: tearsseeds_1711_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A true Demo Disc, this British pressing boasts excellent nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from start to finish
  • Super big and rich with plenty of Tubey Magic and a massive bottom end - you won't believe how analog both sides sound!
  • Pretty darn quiet throughout, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus - they didn't press them any better than this
  • "Along with Songs from the Big Chair, The Seeds of Love was part of a one-two artistic punch in the late '80s that situated Tears for Fears as one of the decade's more ambitious pop groups."
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Rod Stewart
Every Picture Tells A Story

  (Item #: stewaevery_1711_2) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end and one of the better copies from our most recent shootout
  • This recording balances incredible power in the bass and drums, and some of the best rock bass ever recorded, with beautifully realized acoustic guitars and mandolins - something that virtually no recording for the last twenty plus years can claim
  • A Top 100 album, and Rod's best music and best recording by far - nothing can touch it
  • "It's a beautiful album, one that has the timeless qualities of the best folk, yet one that rocks harder than most pop music — few rock albums are quite this powerful or this rich." — Allmusic 5 Stars
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Neil Young
Zuma

  (Item #: youngzuma_1702s) 

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


  • 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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The B-52's
The B-52's

  (Item #: b-52sb-52s_1711) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With solid Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides, you'll find rockin' B-52's magic on this pressing
  • Both sides have the kind of huge, spacious soundstage and amazingly rich, full-bodied tonality that earned this recording its place in our Top 100
  • Super present, punchy and full-bodied, and pressed on pretty quiet vinyl, it plays Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • A New Wave Classic and 5 stars in the All Music Guide: "These songs illustrated that the B-52's' adoration of camp culture... was a world view capable of turning out brilliant pop singles and, in turn, influencing mainstream pop culture... a hell of a good time."
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Boston
Boston

  (Item #: bostobosto_1702x) 

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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Steeleye Span
Commoners Crown

  (Item #: steelcommo_1608x) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • 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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Supertramp
Crime of the Century

  (Item #: supercrime_1711) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A huge and powerful pressing, boasting Double Plus (A++) quality sound or better 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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Eagles
Eagles

  (Item #: eagleeagle_1711) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A truly killer pressing, earning seriously good grades of Double Plus (A++) on both sides
  • 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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Blood, Sweat & Tears
Blood, Sweat & Tears

  (Item #: bloodblood_1711_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An excellent original 360 pressing of "The Best Sounding Rock Recording Ever"
  • Both sides earned a Double Plus (A++) grade or BETTER - 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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Santana
Santana

  (Item #: santasant1_1711) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A 360 original pressings with two killer Double Plus (A++) sides - rich and natural 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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The Moody Blues
Days of Future Passed

  (Item #: moodydayso_1709x) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: stewaevery_1711_1) 

Our Price: $449.99

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

  (Item #: cars_cars_1711) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • You'll find superb nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on side two of this copy and a solid Double Plus (A++) side one
  • You may have heard these songs a million times, but you'll be shocked at just how much better they sound on this pressing
  • A Better Records Rock & Pop Top 100 title and the band's masterpiece
  • 5 stars: "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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Electric Light Orchestra
A New World Record

  (Item #: electnewwo_1711) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This British pressing of ELO's masterpiece earned Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades on its second side and excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on its first
  • Full and rich, dynamic and present -- just right for this material
  • Our favorite ELO record for music and sound - no other album of theirs can hold a candle to this brilliant 1975 release
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Opening with the opulently orchestrated 'Tightrope,' which heralds the perfect production found throughout this album, A New World Record contains seven of the best songs ever to come out of the group."
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Genesis
A Trick Of The Tail

  (Item #: genesatric_1711) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • The band's Masterpiece is presented here with solid Double Plus (A++) sound, or close to it, on both sides
  • The cymbals are clean and silky, the vocals are present, the bass has real weight and the overall sound is balanced and natural
  • Clearly their Masterpiece, this is the kind of melodically rich, classically British Prog Rock album that the band forgot how to make shortly thereafter
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic and one of the best sounding Genesis recordings
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Michael Jackson
Thriller

  (Item #: jacksthril_1711) 

Our Price: $89.99

  • You'll find two Hot Stamper sides here, on 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
  • 5 Stars: "This was a record that had something for everybody... adding harder funk, hard rock, softer ballads, and smoother soul — expanding the approach to have something for every audience."
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Hampton Hawes
Vol 2: The Trio

  (Item #: hawesvol2t_1710_) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • This solid pressing has a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side two and a side one that's right up there with it
  • Made from '55/'56 mono tapes, this 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
  • 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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Weather Report
Heavy Weather

  (Item #: weathheavy_1711) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A Triple Plus (A+++) side one is mated with a strong Double Plus (A++) side two - you will not believe how BIG and BOLD this copy is
  • 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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Linda Ronstadt
Heart Like A Wheel

  (Item #: ronstheart_1711) 

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 - and that's just side one!
  • By far the best album Ms. Ronstadt ever made - truly her Masterpiece and a Must Own Classic
  • 5 stars: "But what really makes Heart Like a Wheel a breakthrough is the inventive arrangements that producer Peter Asher, Ronstadt, and the studio musicians have developed. ...[they] help turn Heart Like a Wheel into a veritable catalog of Californian soft rock, and it stands as a landmark of '70s mainstream pop/rock. "
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Loggins & Messina
Sittin' In

  (Item #: loggisitti_1711) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side one and a strong Double Plus (A++) side two give you excellent sound from start to finish for L&M's debut and Masterpiece
  • Our Hot Stampers give you full-bodied pianos; lively, present vocals; harmonically-rich guitars; and a three-dimensional soundstage
  • Every track on side one is brilliant, from Nobody But You, to Danny's Song, to Vahevala, to the ending of the Trilogy with Peace of Mind
  • 4 1/2 stars: "With their infectious blend of country, folk, rock and Caribbean music, L&M started out at the top of their game"
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Roxy Music
Roxy Music

  (Item #: roxymroxym_1711) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - this is some of the most dynamic sound the band achieved
  • Andy Hendriksen's engineering (over the course of a week!) is superb in all respects and practically faultless
  • A Top 100 album, the band's Masterpiece, and truly a Must Own Desert Island Disc of Glamorous Arty Rock
  • "Falling halfway between musical primitivism and art rock ambition, Roxy Music's eponymous debut remains a startling redefinition of rock's boundaries. Simultaneously embracing kitschy glamour and avant-pop, Roxy Music shimmers with seductive style and pulsates with disturbing synthetic textures."
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Joe Jackson
Night and Day

  (Item #: jacksnight_1711) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides - this pressing is guaranteed to be bigger, punchier and livelier than any other you've heard
  • Rich solid piano tone, lively drums, tight powerful bass and strong vocal presence - it's all here and more
  • From that opening big drum on 'Another World', you'll know this pressing has the Night and Day magic
  • Joe Jackson's masterpiece, Allmusic 4 1/2 stars: "...his blend of percolating Latin rhythms, jazzy horns and pianos, stylish synths, and splashy pop melodies uncannily feel like a bustling, glitzy evening in the big city."
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Flack / Hathaway
Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway

  (Item #: flackrober_1711) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent copy, with strong Double Plus (A++) grades throughout, on vinyl that's exceptionally quiet for this album
  • There's Tubey Magic, sweetness and spaciousness all over this recording - when it all comes together on Where Is The Love, you won't believe how good it sounds
  • One of our favorite duet albums, Flack and the woefully underrated Soul Man Donny Hathaway are in top form here
  • Allmusic raves: "A duet classic, and perhaps the most popular album Roberta Flack made. 'Where Is the Love' dominated urban contemporary radio for almost the entire year, while 'You've Got a Friend' was just as influential..."
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Badfinger
Straight Up

  (Item #: badfistrai_1711) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Very respectable Hot Stamper grades grace both sides of this 1971 Badfinger masterpiece
  • The title of the album is the key to the sound - no fancy packaging, just a great batch of songs by the band, Straight Up
  • The best copies jump out of the speakers, which is exactly what they are supposed to (but rarely) do
  • 4 1/2 stars: "This fine songwriting, combined with sharp performances and exquisite studio craft, make Straight Up one of the cornerstones of power-pop, a record that proved that it was possible to make classic guitar-pop after its golden era had passed."
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Phil Collins
Face Value

  (Item #: collifacev_1711) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • An incredible UK pressing with Triple Plus (A+++) from the first note to the last
  • The sound on this one is HUGE and dynamic with a massive bottom end and plenty of space around the instruments
  • His most consistent songwriting and many of his biggest hits - Tomorrow Never Knows in Triple Plus sound - amazing!
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "Collins proves himself a passionate singer with a gift for both deeply felt ballads and snarling rockers."
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INXS
Kick

  (Item #: inxs_kick_1710_1) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • INXS's one true Masterpiece comes to the site with two excellent sides rating a Double Plus (A++) or better and on quiet vinyl, Mint Minus throughout
  • Surpassingly rich and full-bodied, the best copies really ROCK with big bass and punchy drums.
  • The Big Rock sound is courtesy of Chris Thomas' production and Bob Clearmountain's mix
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Kick is an impeccably crafted pop tour de force, the band succeeding at everything they try. Every track has at least a subtly different feel from what came before it; INXS freely incorporates tense guitar riffs, rock & roll anthems, swing-tinged pop/rock, string-laden balladry, danceable pop-funk, horn-driven '60s soul, '80s R&B, and even a bit of the new wave-ish sound they'd started out with."
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Little Feat
Waiting For Columbus

  (Item #: littlwaiti_1706x) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This copy may only have one Triple Plus (A+++) side but the other three sides are awfully good as well with Double Plus grades (A++)
  • If you're going to have a Triple Plus side, make it side one: Fat Man in the Bathtub, All That You Dream. Oh Atlanta - wow!
  • Amazing energy and size, this is exactly the right sound for this band and their unique style of swampy, funky rock'n'roll
  • One of our all time favorite live recordings - one of the top Little Feat albums too, 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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The Beatles
White Album

  (Item #: beatlwhite_1710x) 

Our Price: $279.99

  • This British pressing earned consistently high Double Plus (A++) grades on all four sides
  • This copy of the Beatles' double album masterpiece is going to thrill and delight the lucky person who snags it
  • Some of the most powerful and immersive Beatles sound you will ever hear -- we guarantee you will be KNOCKED OUT
  • "If there is still any doubt that Lennon and McCartney are the greatest song writers since Schubert, then next Friday - with the publication of the new Beatles double LP - should surely see the last vestiges of cultural snobbery and bourgeois prejudice swept away in a deluge of joyful music making..." Right On!
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Captain Beefheart
Clear Spot

  (Item #: captaclear_1710) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • One of the best copies of Clear Spot to hit the site in years! No question this is his Masterpiece!
  • Side one rates a shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++), with side two 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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Loggins & Messina
Sittin' In

  (Item #: loggisitti_1710) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An insanely good sounding 2-Pack for L&M's debut and Masterpiece: Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it on both sides
  • Our Hot Stampers give you full-bodied pianos; lively, present vocals; harmonically-rich guitars; and a three-dimensional soundstage
  • Every track on side one is brilliant, from Nobody But You, to Danny's Song, to Vahevala, to the ending of the Trilogy with Peace of Mind
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "With their infectious blend of country, folk, rock and Caribbean music, L&M started out at the top of their game"
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The B-52's
The B-52's

  (Item #: b-52sb-52s_1710_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • You'll find Hot Stamper sound on both sides of the B-52's classic Masterpiece of demented rock
  • Super present, punchy and full-bodied, and pressed on relatively quiet vinyl (Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus)
  • Tubey Magic in 1979? Somehow they managed to pull it off - big and clear too
  • 5 stars in the All Music Guide, Better Records Top 100, and a New Wave Classic
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Buffalo Springfield
Last Time Around

  (Item #: buffalastt_1710_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • 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
  • A White Hot 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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Electric Light Orchestra
A New World Record

  (Item #: electnewwo_1710_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This UK pressing of ELO's Must Own Masterpiece boasts very good Hot Stamper sound on both sides
  • An Arty Pop Rock Classic - for ELO-loving audiophiles it just doesn't get any better than A New World Record
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Opening with the opulently orchestrated "Tightrope," which heralds the perfect production found throughout this album, A New World Record contains seven of the best songs ever to come out of the group."
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Deja Vu

  (Item #: crosbdejav_1710_1) 

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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Harry Nilsson
Harry

  (Item #: nilssharry_1701x) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A Shootout Winning copy - Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, nearly 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 - how often does that happen?
  • Here Nilsson proves that he is songwriting talent to be reckoned with, as well as the owner of one of the sweetest tenors in pop
  • 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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Flack / Hathaway
Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway

  (Item #: flackrober_1710) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An incredible copy with each side rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or very close to it - this is pretty much as good as it gets folks!
  • There's Tubey Magic, sweetness and spaciousness all over this recording - when it all comes together on Where Is The Love you won't believe how good this Shootout Winning copy sounds
  • One of our favorite duet albums, Flack and the woefully underrated Soul Man Donny Hathaway are in top form here
  • Allmusic raves: "A duet classic, and perhaps the most popular album Roberta Flack made. "Where Is the Love" dominated urban contemporary radio for almost the entire year, while "You've Got a Friend" was just as influential..."
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The Doobie Bros.
Minute By Minute

  (Item #: doobiminut_1710_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side two and a side one that's right up there with it, this is a very good sounding copy
  • Open Your Eyes, What A Fool Believes and the title track all sound wonderful here
  • The sound is bigger, richer, livelier and smoother than many copies out there
  • An Audiophile Quality Pop Music Production as close to perfect as one can ask for, thanks to Ted Templeman and Donn Landee
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Boz Scaggs
Silk Degrees

  (Item #: scaggsilkd_1702s) 

Our Price: $119.99
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  • 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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Talking Heads
More Songs About Buildings and Food

  (Item #: talkimores_1710_1) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound throughout for More Songs, The Talking Head's One True Masterpiece
  • Both sides here are big and full with a massive bottom end and tons of energy; Take Me to the River rocks like you won't believe
  • Eno produced, Rhett Davies engineered, every track is (psycho) killer - a Must Own from 1978
  • 5 stars: "Brian Eno brought a musical unity that tied the album together, especially in terms of the rhythm section, the sequencing, the pacing, and the mixing."
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Electric Light Orchestra
A New World Record

  (Item #: electnewwo_1710) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • ELO's Masterpiece returns to the site - this UK pressing boasts superb Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • For ELO-loving audiophiles it just doesn't get any better than A New World Record
  • A Must Own Arty Pop Rock Classic, with brilliant music and superior sound - no other album of theirs comes close
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Opening with the opulently orchestrated "Tightrope," which heralds the perfect production found throughout this album, A New World Record contains seven of the best songs ever to come out of the group."
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The Three
The Three
(33 RPM)

  (Item #: threethree_33_1710) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • A true Demo Disc, with a solid Double Plus (A++) grade on side two and a side one that's close to it
  • 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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Talking Heads
More Songs About Buildings and Food

  (Item #: talkimores_1710) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • An unbeatable Shootout Winning Triple Triple (A+++) copy for More Songs, The Talking Head's One True Masterpiece
  • Never before have you heard these songs sound as BIG, BOLD and ALIVE! Take Me to the River rocks like you won't believe
  • Eno produced, Rhett Davies engineered, every track is (psycho) killer - a Must Own from 1978
  • 5 stars: "Brian Eno brought a musical unity that tied the album together, especially in terms of the rhythm section, the sequencing, the pacing, and the mixing."
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The Doors
The Soft Parade

  (Item #: doorssoftp_1710_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With seriously good Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides and exceptionally quite vinyl, this copy will be hard to beat
  • The sound is rich, lively and dynamic with solid brass and punchy drums - thanks, Bruce Botnick!
  • Full of great songs including Touch Me, Runnin' Blue, Wild Child and the amazingly trippy extended Soft Parade suite
  • "Much like a true “parade” of an English fugue, the song morphs from Morrison’s a capella sermon-like intro to a Baroque ballad to a show tune-like section to the long rock outro, the music masterfully following the flowing, stream of consciousness lyric." Hell yeah!
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Art Pepper
Meets The Rhythm Section

  (Item #: peppemeets_1710) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides - one of the better copies to hit the site recently
  • 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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Oliver Nelson
The Blues and the Abstract Truth

  (Item #: nelsoblues_1710) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • Oliver Nelson's masterpiece returns to the site with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • Clean, clear and present with a solid bass foundation, as well as the big stage this many musicians need
  • If all you know is Van Gelder's original cutting, you will surely learn a thing or two from this wonderful Hot Stamper
  • Allmusic calls this album "...his triumph as a musician for the aspects of not only defining the sound of an era... but on this recording, assembling one of the most potent modern jazz sextets ever." 5 Stars (of course)
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Ella Fitzgerald
Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!

  (Item #: fitzgclaph_1710) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • This early stereo pressing is excellent from first note to last, earning Hot Stamper grades for sound
  • Both sides are rich, smooth and dynamic with lovely, breathy vocals and plenty of Tubey Magic
  • Our single favorite female vocal album here at Better Records, Ella's small group masterpiece
  • "After the lush orchestrations of her classic series of composer songbooks, which found her collaborating with the best arrangers, the intimate scale and easy interplay of a crack band provide a wonderful platform for the spirited performances here."
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Talking Heads
More Songs About Buildings and Food

  (Item #: talkimores_1701x) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • A wonderful Hot Stamper early pressing of this Talking Heads classic - both sides earned very good grades and play 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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Elvis Costello
My Aim Is True

  (Item #: costemyaim_1710) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An outstanding copy, with excellent Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides
  • The sound is lively, punchy, and powerful - with all due respect, it should MURDER whatever copies you may have
  • A massive step up sonically from most domestic pressings, early or otherwise, and guaranteed to handily beat the imports as well
  • 5 stars: "A phenomenal debut, capturing a songwriter and musician whose words were as rich and clever as his music."
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Boston
Boston

  (Item #: bostobosto_1710) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A MONSTER copy of this classic Classic Rock Album that is guaranteed to blow your mind and then some
  • Triple Plus (A+++) 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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Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Emerson, Lake & Palmer

  (Item #: emersemers_1710) 

Our Price: $199.99

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

  (Item #: scaggsilkd_1710) 

Our Price: $69.99

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

  (Item #: pettyyoure_1710_1) 

Our Price: $399.99

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

  (Item #: weathheavy_1612xx) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • 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
  • 5 Stars: '"Birdland" is a remarkable bit of record-making, a unified, ever-developing piece of music that evokes, without in any way imitating, a joyous evening on 52nd St. with a big band."
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Chicago
Chicago Transit Authority

  (Item #: chicachica1_1710_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Our favorite Chicago album in every way - all four sides earned Hot Stamper grades and are guaranteed to impress
  • Some of the boldest arrangements for a horn-based rock band ever, standing toe to toe with their labelmates, Blood Sweat And Tears
  • Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?, I'm A Man and Questions 67 and 68 sound big and bold here
  • "In April of 1969, the four sides of Chicago Transit Authority unleashed a formidable and ultimately American musical experience... an unheralded synthesis of electric guitar wailin' rock & roll to more deeply rooted jazz influences and arrangements."
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The Cars
The Cars

  (Item #: cars_cars_1710) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

  (Item #: crosbifico_1710) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Very good Hot Stamper sound on both sides of this Must Own Crosby solo album
  • TAS List and Top 100 - one of the best sounding rock records ever made - Stephen Barncard's engineering masterpiece
  • Finding copies this clean with sound this good is tough - most are noisy, and fewer still have the sonic goods like this one
  • "The songs range from brief snapshots of inspiration to the full-blown, rambling western epic "Cowboy Movie," and there are absolutely no false notes struck or missteps taken." - Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Deja Vu

  (Item #: crosbdejav_1710) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: costetrust_1710) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two excellent Double Plus (A++) sides, this import pressing of Elvis's 1981 brilliant return to form should sound far better than any other copy you've heard
  • The clarity and transparency here are superb, allowing you to appreciate subtleties in the high end even when the bass and drums are really POUNDING
  • 5 stars: "Arguably, their most impressive album... demonstrates all sides of Costello's songwriting and performing personality..."
  • "...this is rock and roll as eloquent, hard-hitting pop, and Elvis has turned into such a soul man that I no longer wish he'd change his name to George and go country."
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Eno
Taking Tiger Mountain

  (Item #: eno__takin_1606x) 

Our Price: $299.99

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

  (Item #: littllastr_1612x_super) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides - this is the best studio album the band ever recorded
  • Clear yet rich - the drums are nice and fat, which works perfectly for the sound of the album as a whole
  • Consistently strong songwriting with dramatically more emotionally powerful tracks than their other releases
  • Features great songs like All That You Dream, Long Distance Love, Mercenary Territory and more
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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
You're Gonna Get It!

  (Item #: pettyyoure_1710) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: ameriameri_1710) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • America sounds great on this excellent pressing which earned very respectable Hot Stamper grades on both sides
  • One of our favorite Hippie Folk Rock albums, with instruments and voices that magically appear right in your listening room
  • The Tubey Magical acoustic guitars on this record are a true test of stereo reproduction - thanks Ken Scott!
  • "America's debut album is a folk-pop classic, a stellar collection of memorable songs that would prove influential on such acts as the Eagles and Dan Fogelberg..."
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Santana
Santana

  (Item #: santasant1_1710) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • WOW! The best copy to hit the site in over a year with an amazing Triple Plus (A+++) side two and an excellent Double Plus (A++) side one
  • The power of the drumming on this pressing has to be heard to be believed - turn it up and let it ROCK
  • A Must Own album, clearly their Masterpiece, and one of the truly groundbreaking debuts in rock and roll history
  • "Santana combined Latin rhythms with jazz-inspired improvisation, hard-rock guitar and lyrical, B.B. King-style blues - and even had a hit single, "Evil Ways." Rolling Stone
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AC/DC
Back In Black

  (Item #: acdc_backi_1710) 

Our Price: $119.99

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

  (Item #: jeffesurre_1710) 

Our Price: $179.99

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

  (Item #: mcdoniftha_1710) 

Our Price: $349.99

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