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The Rolling Stones
It's Only Rock 'N' Roll

  (Item #: rolliitson_1904_1906) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding early pressing of this Rolling Stones classic, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The best pressings are cleaner and clearer, with much less grit and grain - richness is also key to the sound of the killer copies
  • The superbly talented Andy Johns engineered, so you can be sure that this is the sound the Stones were aiming for
  • "Throughout, the Stones wear their title as the "World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band" with a defiant smirk, which makes the bitter cynicism of "If You Can't Rock Me" and the title track all the more striking, and the reggae experimentation... all the more enjoyable."
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The Moody Blues
In Search Of The Lost Chord

  (Item #: moodyinsea_1906) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding early UK pressing has Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it throughout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Just full of that Moodies Magic - warm, full-bodied, rich and smooth with excellent size and energy
  • The first Moody Blues album to feature their trademark mellotron arrangements
  • "...the album on which the Moody Blues discovered drugs and mysticism as a basis for songwriting and came up with a compelling psychedelic creation, filled with songs about Timothy Leary and the astral plane and other psychedelic-era concerns."
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The Rolling Stones
Between The Buttons

  (Item #: rollibetwe_1906_1) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • This is an outstanding UK pressing, earning Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides - it's one of the better sounding copies from our recent shootout
  • This is classic '60s Stones sound, courtesy of Dave Hassinger, working in L.A. (RCA) and London (Olympic + Pye)
  • If you're looking for the ideal combination of Tubey Magical richness and transparency, this British Decca LP is one of the few that will show it to you
  • 5 Stars - Richie Unterberger hailed it as one of the Rolling Stones' "strongest, most eclectic LPs" and, according to Robert Christgau, Between the Buttons was "among the greatest rock albums."
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Ella Fitzgerald
Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!

  (Item #: fitzgclaph_1902_1906) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This original pressing is superb from first note to last, earning Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER for sound
  • Clean, clear, open and spacious with lovely breathy vocals and plenty of Tubey Magic - this is just the right sound for this music
  • The vocal naturalness and immediacy here will put Ella practically in the room with you - it lets her performance come to life
  • Our single Favorite Female Vocal album here at Better Records, one that gets better with each passing year
  • "Another typically wonderful LP of Ella Fitzgerald in her prime...this is an excellent (and somewhat underrated) set."
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The Rolling Stones
Between The Buttons

  (Item #: rollibetwe_1906) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • An outstanding copy with Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - one of the better copies from our recent shootout, and pressed on exceptionally quiet vinyl to boot
  • This is classic '60s Stones sound, courtesy of Dave Hassinger, working in L.A. (RCA) and London (Olympic + Pye)
  • If you're looking for the ideal combination of Tubey Magical richness and transparency, this British Decca LP in stereo is one of the few that will show it to you
  • 5 Stars - Richie Unterberger hailed it as one of the Rolling Stones' "strongest, most eclectic LPs" and, according to Robert Christgau, Between the Buttons was "among the greatest rock albums."
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Ella Fitzgerald
Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie

  (Item #: fitzgclaph_1906) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This outstanding pressing of Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie! boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Clean, clear, open and spacious with lovely breathy vocals and plenty of Tubey Magic - this is just the right sound for this music
  • The vocal naturalness and immediacy here will put Ella practically in the room with you - it lets her performance come to life
  • Our single Favorite Female Vocal album here at Better Records, one that gets better with each passing year
  • "Another typically wonderful LP of Ella Fitzgerald in her prime...this is an excellent (and somewhat underrated) set."
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Frank Sinatra
Close To You

  (Item #: sinatclose_1906) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This early mono pressing of Sinatra's 1957 release boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Both sides here are wonderful - full, musical and Tubey Magical with excellent clarity
  • Rich, sweet, and completely free of phony EQ, this record will put a living, breathing Sinatra standing right there between your speakers
  • 4 stars: "...one of Frank Sinatra's most gentle and intimate albums... has a delicate, lovely quality..."
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Joni Mitchell
For The Roses

  (Item #: mitchforth_1906) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • With two outstanding Double Plus (A++) sides, this early Asylum pressing was one of the best we played in our recent shootout - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is especially rich, warm and natural, with exceptional immediacy to Joni's vocals and Tubey Magic for days
  • One of the best sounding Joni records, on a par with Court and Spark and Blue - fine company indeed
  • 4 1/2 stars: "The lyrics here are among Mitchell's best, continuing in the vein of gripping honesty and heartfelt depth exhibited on Blue.... More than a bridge between great albums, this excellent disc is a top-notch listen in its own right."
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Michel Legrand
After the Rain

  (Item #: legraafter_1906) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • After more than 4 years, Michel Legrand's masterpiece finally returns to the site with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it from top to bottom - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • By far the best album he ever recorded, Legrand includes the undeniable talents of Zoot Sims, Phil Woods, Ron Carter and Grady Tate
  • The sound here is full, rich, and spacious, with a powerful, weighty, natural sounding piano
  • 4 stars: "The music generally swings, has plenty of fine melodic solos, and gives listeners a taste of some fresh Legrand material."
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Huey Lewis & The News
Sports

  (Item #: lewissport_1906) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound throughout on this vintage pressing - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The bass is tight, the drum hits are BIG and the guitars are meaty with lots of texture
  • We were knocked out at how good this album sounds on a great pressing like this one - one of the more impressive '80s pop recordings we've played in some time
  • 4 1/2 stars: "There's a reason why well over half of the album... were huge American hit singles — they have instantly memorable hooks, driven home with economical precision by a tight bar band, who are given just enough polish to make them sound like superstars."
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Genesis
Abacab

  (Item #: genesabaca_1906) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Outstanding sound throughout with both sides of this vintage UK pressing earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Forget the thin sounding domestic pressings - these British sides are rich, full-bodied and spacious with real bottom end weight
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Abacab was where this new incarnation of the band came into its own. Working with producer Hugh Padgham, the group escalated the innovations of Duke, increasing the pop hooks, working them seamlessly into the artiest rock here... as bright, bold, and jagged as the modernist artwork on the cover."
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Phil Collins
Face Value

  (Item #: collifacev_1810_1906) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This incredible UK pressing boasts Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides (but there are some condition issues)
  • Hugh Padgham discovered an amazing drum sound on Peter Gabriel's 3rd album, and he really went to town with it on this one, Collins' debut (and Masterpiece)
  • His most consistent songwriting and many of his biggest hits - In The Air Tonight sounds amazing, but practically everything here does
  • 5 stars: "Phil Collins' first solo album, 1981's Face Value, was a long time coming, but it proved worth the wait... He went on to become a huge star, with loads more hits, but Face Value stands as his masterpiece and one of the finest moments of the '80s musical landscape."
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Genesis
A Trick Of The Tail

  (Item #: genesatric_1903_1906) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • The band's brilliant 1976 release, their first fronted by Phil Collins, is presented here with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on exceptionally quiet British vinyl
  • Clearly their Masterpiece, this is the kind of melodically rich, classically British Prog Rock that the band forgot how to make shortly thereafter
  • 4 1/2 stars: "... this is about the sound of the band playing, not individual songs, and it succeeds on that level quite wildly — to the extent that it proved to longtime fans that Genesis could possibly thrive without its former leader in tow."
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Peter Gabriel
So

  (Item #: gabriso_1904_1906) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A stunning copy of Gabriel's breakthrough with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides
  • You'll be surprised how ANALOG this music can sound on the best copies - you've never heard the album sound better, or your money back
  • Great songs including Don't Give Up, Sledgehammer, Big Time, Mercy Street, Red Rain, In Your Eyes and more
  • "Excellent albums followed, but the breathtaking So is the best introduction to a dazzling discography." -- Bruno MacDonald
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Ray Charles
Modern Sounds In Country & Western...V. 2

  (Item #: charlmoder_2_1810_1906) 

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


  • You'll find incredible Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides of this stereo copy of Charles' 1962 follow up to Modern Sounds In Country and Western Music
  • Features Ray's Big Band with the Raelettes on one side and the legendary Jack Halloran Singers on the other
  • Finally, here is the right sound for these acclaimed songs you know well, classics such as You Are My Sunshine; Your Cheating Heart; Oh, Lonesome Me, and nine more
  • 5 stars: "Vol. 2 defied the curse of the sequel and was just as much of an artistic triumph as its predecessor … the miracle is that Charles' hurt, tortured, soulfully twisting voice transforms the backgrounds as well as the material; you believe what he's singing."
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Bob Marley
Live!

  (Item #: marlelive_1904_1906) 

Our Price: $449.99
Sale Price: $399.00 (You save $50.99 / 11%)


  • Amazing sound on this Shootout Winning British Island pressing - Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it on both sides
  • We were blown away by this copy - you won't believe how big and rich this music can sound (especially if all you know is domestic or modern pressings)
  • Recorded in 1975 and released between Natty Dread (1974) and Rastaman Vibration (1976), Marley was at the peak of his powers at this time
  • This album is a real contender to make the next update of our Top 100 list - it's that impressive
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "One of the most memorable concert recordings of the pop music era."
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Cream
Disraeli Gears

  (Item #: creamdisra_1902_1906) 

Our Price: $499.99
Sale Price: $449.00 (You save $50.99 / 10%)


  • A KILLER UK stereo Reaction copy of Cream's second studio album, with two Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sides
  • You aren't going to believe how hard this pressing rocks, with all the WHOMP and ENERGY you never knew was there
  • Surprisingly good sound for classics like Strange Brew, Sunshine Of Your Love and Tales of Brave Ulysses
  • 4 1/2 stars: "...the imagination of the arrangements, the strength of the compositions, and especially the force of the musicianship make this album transcend its time."
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Jethro Tull
Benefit

  (Item #: jethrbenef_1903_1906) 

Our Price: $399.99
Sale Price: $299.00 (You save $100.99 / 25%)


  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side one and a better than Double Plus (A++ to A+++) side two, this copy is practically as good as it gets
  • Huge, rich, tubey and solid, the best track on the album - To Cry You a Song - rocks like you will not believe
  • The sound is spacious, sweet and positively dripping with ambience - talk about Tubey Magic, the liquidity of the sound here is positively uncanny
  • "Benefit forms the perfect bridge between the rolling, tumbling Tull of old and the tightly braided riffs and prickly lyrics presented by Aqualung." Record Collector
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Jethro Tull
Thick As A Brick

  (Item #: jethrthick_1904_1906) 

Our Price: $549.99

  • A KILLER copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it from start to finish
  • A Top 100 title and the BEST SOUNDING ALBUM Jethro Tull ever recorded - allow us to make the case
  • A stunning Demo Disc to Rule Them All -- sure to be the best you've ever heard Tull sound if you have the system for it
  • 4 1/2 stars: "A masterpiece in the annals of progressive rock - a dazzling tour de force, at once playful, profound, and challenging, without overwhelming the listener."
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Johnny Cash
The Fabulous Johnny Cash

  (Item #: cash_fabul_1812_1906) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding vintage stereo pressing with Double Plus (A++) sound for Cash's first album for Columbia - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Both sides are Tubey Magical yet clear, with plenty of energy and a lovely musical quality that's noticeably missing from many of the copies we've played over the years (and no doubt the Heavy Vinyl pressing)
  • For a country album from 1958, "Fabulous" is very well recorded, with consistently engaging songs sung from the heart
  • 4 1/2: "What makes it so entertaining are the songs themselves. From "Don't Take Your Guns to Town" and "Frankie's Man, Johnny" to "Pickin' Time" and "The Troubador," the album is filled with first-rate songs."
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Joni Mitchell
Blue

  (Item #: mitchblue_1902_1906) 

Our Price: $549.99

  • Stunning sound throughout for arguably Joni's greatest album with both sides earning shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades
  • Stunning immediacy and presence coupled with superb richness and warmth - this is the right sound for Blue
  • A Better Records Top 100 title that belongs in any audiophile music collection worthy of the name
  • 5 stars: "Sad, spare, and beautiful, Blue is the quintessential confessional singer/songwriter album. Forthright and poetic, Joni Mitchell's songs are raw nerves, tales of love and loss (two words with relative meaning here) etched with stunning complexity..."
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America
America

  (Item #: ameriameri_1902_1906) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This incredible copy of the band's debut album boasts Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • One of our favorite Hippie Folk Rock albums - the instruments and voices seem to be right in your listening room
  • The Tubey Magical acoustic guitars on this record are a true test of stereo reproduction - thanks Ken Scott!
  • 4 stars: "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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Pink Floyd
Meddle

  (Item #: pinkfmeddl_1901_1906) 

Our Price: $649.00
Sale Price: $549.00 (You save $100.00 / 15%)


  • A stunning British copy of this shockingly well recorded album with a Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it on both sides
  • Both sides here are KILLER - huge and tubey with incredible presence, size and space
  • A Top 100 album and Demo Disc on a par with Dark Side of the Moon (which is really saying something!)
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Pink Floyd were nothing if not masters of texture, and Meddle is one of their greatest excursions into little details, pointing the way to the measured brilliance of Dark Side of the Moon and the entire Roger Waters era."
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Aretha Franklin
Aretha Now

  (Item #: frankaretha_now_1903_1906) 

Our Price: $549.99

  • A stunning "Triple Triple" copy of this original Atlantic Green and Blue label LP with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound throughout
  • These original pressings can be amazing - they give Aretha's voice a Tubey Magical relaxed quality that's simply not on the reissues, as good as they may be in other ways
  • Exceptionally QUIET vinyl for an original stereo pressing - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus, as quiet an early copy as we have ever heard
  • 4 1/2 stars: "... this still caught Aretha Franklin at the peak of her early form. Think, I Say a Little Prayer, See Saw, and I Can’t See Myself Leaving You were all big hits."
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Aretha Franklin
Live at Fillmore West

  (Item #: franklivea_1903_1906) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Superb sound throughout for this classic live Aretha album with each side rating a solid Double Plus (A++) - exceptionally quiet vinyl too, some of the quietest vinyl we've ever heard for this title
  • Aretha's cover of Bridge Over Troubled Water is truly amazing, but really, there's not a weak track here - her covers of current material take those songs to another level entirely
  • 4 1/2 stars: "The music here sparkles and crackles with the energy of a top-flight rhythm section — Cornell Dupree on guitar, Bernard Purdie on drums, and Jerry Jemmott on bass, with Billy Preston on organ, Curtis on saxophone, and the Memphis Horns... the most dramatic and deeply satisfying of Aretha Franklin's live recordings, and is a historical document that every soul fan should own..."
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Paul McCartney
McCartney II

  (Item #: mccarmcca2_1810_1906) 

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


  • An outstanding UK pressing with Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • Forget the dubby domestic pressings - these UK imports are the only ones that can deliver the McCartney II Magic
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl for the most part - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on both sides
  • "Entitled McCartney II because its one-man band approach mirrors that of his first solo album, Paul McCartney's first record since the breakup of Wings was greeted upon its release as a return to form... McCartney II finds Paul in an adventurous state of mind, which is a relief after years of formulaic pop."
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ZZ Top
Fandango!

  (Item #: zztopfanda_1811_1906) 

Our Price: $119.99
Sale Price: $89.00 (You save $30.99 / 26%)


  • This outstanding copy of ZZ Top's 4th studio album boasts solid Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • From first note to last, the sound works for this music — tonally right, lively and plenty of top end extension
  • This is some of the grungiest guitar rock we've heard in a while and we were lovin' every minute of it
  • "... they were a kick-ass live band... these are really good live cuts -- and "Backdoor Medley" and "Jailhouse Rock" were fine interpretations, making familiar songs sound utterly comfortable in their signature sound -- and Fandango! remains one of their better albums..."
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Milt Jackson Quintet
That's The Way It Is

  (Item #: jacksthats_1904_1906) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound and fairly quiet vinyl on both sides of this is a killer live jazz album from Shelly's Manne-Hole
  • Big, rich and real, with the kind of relaxed Tubey Magical sound that not many live albums achieve
  • Wally Heider engineered and he knocked it out of the park - You Are There, and even better, it's 1969
  • "This is not experimental jazz. It's beyond that, or as they say in New York, outside that. This is solid, rooted, sweet-smelling earth of an enduring style, as played by masters."
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Kenny Burrell
Blues — The Common Ground

  (Item #: burreblues_1812_1906) 

Our Price: $59.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides of this original Verve pressing - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is wonderful -- big, lively, open and clear with Tubey Magical richness that only these good early pressings can show you
  • "Blues - The Common Ground finds Burrell backed by lots of brass and wind instruments for most of the album, hardly his usual setting. But his guitar successfully weaves in and out of songs... blending with the band and creating a pleasant balance". - All Music
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Bob Dylan
Bringing It All Back Home

  (Item #: dylanbring_1904_1906) 

Our Price: $749.99

  • An amazing Shootout Winning copy of this Dylan classic with Triple Plus (A+++) sound throughout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • These early pressings are can be killer - lively, transparent, and rich, with dramatically improved immediacy in the midrange
  • You will have a hard time finding another copy that sounds this good and plays quietly - we should know, no other copy in our shootout could touch this one
  • 5 stars: "With Bringing It All Back Home, he exploded the boundaries, producing an album of boundless imagination and skill. And it's not just that he went electric, either, rocking hard on "Subterranean Homesick Blues," "Maggie's Farm," and "Outlaw Blues"; it's that he's exploding with imagination throughout the record."
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King Crimson
The Young Persons' Guide To King Crimson

  (Item #: kingcyoung_1808_1906) 

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


  • Outstanding sound from first note to last for this British Island original with each side earning a grade of Double Plus (A++) and playing about as quietly as any copy we can find
  • Forget the Polydor and EG reissues (and anything that's come along lately) - these early British pressings are the only way to hear this album sound the way it should
  • Contains the rare pre-Crimson Robert Fripp demo of I Talk To The Wind, recorded with a female lead vocalist [which can be found at the end of side one]
  • "...rounded up an excellent, if somewhat idiosyncratic, survey of the group's seven years together, its contents ranging from the unimpeachable classics to unimaginable rarities... the definitive study of the original King Crimson."
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Miles Davis
Sketches Of Spain

  (Item #: davissketc_1808_1906) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Triple Plus (A+++) sound on first side and Double Plus (A++) on the second, making this a truly killer copy!
  • Tons of ambience and Tubey Magic - this 30th Street recording shows just how good Columbia's engineers were back then
  • This copy gives Davis's horn breath and bite, revealing the sound of the real instrument as only the best pressings can
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "The most luxuriant and stridently romantic recording Davis ever made"
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Bob Seger
Stranger In Town

  (Item #: segerstran_1905x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An incredible sounding copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the second
  • Rich, warm and Tubey Magical (for 1978) yet still clean, clear and open with strong bottom end weight
  • If you own a radio you know Stranger In Town - more than half of it still gets played on the radio to this day
  • Allmusic raves "...it's as lively as Night Moves, rocking even harder in some places and being equally as introspective in the acoustic numbers. If it doesn't feel as revelatory as that record, in many ways it does feel like a stronger set of songs."
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Sammy Davis Jr.
Sings The Big Ones For Young Lovers

  (Item #: davissings_1902_1906) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • You will find amazing Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides of this original Reprise stereo pressing
  • Big and lively, rich and full, no other copy in our shootout impressed us as much as this killer copy
  • "Sammy Davis, who is widely acclaimed to be the greatest all-around-entertainment talent of our times, here swings thru an album filled with the greatest songs he's ever tackled in his entire recording career. The result ? It has to be the greatest album Sammy's ever recorded."
  • 4 stars: "...[a] dozen-song outing, supported by some irresistible backdrops courtesy of arrangers Jimmie Haskell and Perry Botkin Jr... Sings the Big Ones for Young Lovers primarily consists of well-known covers..."
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The Rolling Stones
Beggars Banquet

  (Item #: rollibegga_1805_1906) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A killer vintage copy of this exceptionally well-recorded Stones album from '69, with superb Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • Clear, rich and lively throughout - the Tubey Magic of the best pressings is what has them sounding the way they should
  • One of a select group of Rolling Stones Must Own records which we prize above all others - Sticky Fingers and Let It Bleed round out the trio
  • 5 stars: "Basic rock & roll was not forgotten, however: 'Street Fighting Man'... was one of their most innovative singles, and 'Sympathy for the Devil'... was an image-defining epic."
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Jimi Hendrix
Rainbow Bridge

  (Item #: hendrrainb_1803_1906) 

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


  • An excellent sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides - this one is rockin'!
  • Rich, full tonality and good presence and energy throughout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • A surprisingly good sounding album, one of the best of his posthumous releases
  • "Dolly Dagger” is arguably one of the great pop songs of Hendrix’s career. Written towards the very end of his life, the song sounds like it was written years earlier, and it certainly has the same feel as many of the compositions on Hendrix’s debut, Are You Experienced?. Of course, Hendrix’s guitar work is inspired, but it doesn’t draw attention away from what is essentially a brilliantly crafted song."
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Enya
Watermark

  (Item #: enya_water_1906) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two superb sides each rating a solid Double Plus (A++) or BETTER, giving you an excellent pressing of this New Age masterpiece
  • The sound is super clear, open and natural with lots of texture and detail
  • Orinico Flow (aka Sail Away) is the big hit here and it sounds amazing on a copy as good as this one
  • 5 stars: "...the subtlety that characterizes her work at her best dominates Watermark, with the lovely title track, her multi-tracked voice gently swooping among the lead piano, and strings like a softly haunting ghost, as fine an example as any."
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Men At Work
Business As Usual

  (Item #: menatbusin_1906_1) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • An outstanding import pressing of this '80s classic -- Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish; exceptionally quiet vinyl too!
  • Who Can It Be Now and Down Under are the big hits on side one and they both sound every bit as good as you remember them
  • Big and full-bodied, and much smoother than most, with energy like few others, the sound here immediately set the sonic bar very high
  • "The production sound was low-key, but clean and uncluttered. Indeed, the songs stood by themselves with little embellishment save for a bright, melodic, singalong quality."
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Tom Waits
Blue Valentine

  (Item #: waitsbluev_1812_1906) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding copy of Blue Valentine with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • Both sides have a wonderful bottom end -- check out all the WEIGHT to that rich, meaty bass
  • Drop the needle on Romeo Is Bleeding for some of the best music on the album. When you've got the kind of bass definition that this copy offers, the sound for that song can be killer, as it is here
  • "... a broadening of subject matter, a narrative discipline that makes most of the tunes story songs, and a coherent framing for Waits' typically colorful and intriguing imagery." - AMG
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J.J. Cale
Troubadour

  (Item #: cale_troub_1901_1906) 

Our Price: $349.99
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  • Off the charts sound for this classic JJ Cale album - both sides won our shootout, earning our top grade of Triple Plus (A+++) - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • Cale fans take note: this early Shelter pressing was doing it all, and clearly doing it better than any other copy we played
  • Eric Clapton described the man as "one of the most important artists in the history of rock."
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "J.J. Cale's albums are so steeped in his introspective style that they become interchangeable. If you like one of them, chances are you'll want to have them all."
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The Traveling Wilburys
Volume One

  (Item #: travetrave_1902_1906) 

Our Price: $199.99
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  • You'll find very good Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this copy of the Wilbury's debut album - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Proof that, when you put Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, George Harrison, Bob Dylan and Jeff Lynne in a recording studio together, something good is bound to happen
  • Certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, this album was Grammy nominated Album of the Year in 1989
  • 4 1/2 stars: "There never was a supergroup more super than the Traveling Wilburys... It's impossible to picture a supergroup with a stronger pedigree."
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The Doors
Morrison Hotel

  (Item #: doorsmorri_1906) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • A wonderful early pressing of this hard-rockin' Doors album, with superb Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Rich, big and full-bodied, with clarity and energy to spare, this is the way you want to hear the Doors' Bluesy Rock
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl on both sides - we can't remember a copy in our shootout playing quieter
  • Roadhouse Blues, Waiting For The Sun and Maggie McGill are KILLER on this pressing - all you Doors fans are gonna flip
  • Circus Magazine praised it as "possibly the best album yet from the Doors" and "Good hard, evil rock, and one of the best albums released this decade."
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Tom Waits
Foreign Affairs

  (Item #: waitsforei_1906) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A KILLER copy with both sides earning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it
  • Both sides here are incredibly clean, clear, full-bodied and dynamic with tons of energy
  • "Foreign Affairs is one of the most unjustifiably overlooked titles in Waits' catalog. It holds its appeal -- and sounds less dated -- than many of his more popular entries." - All Music
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Cat Stevens
Mona Bone Jakon

  (Item #: stevemonab_1906_1) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • With Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the second, this copy of Cat Stevens' brilliant third album will be very hard to beat
  • So transparent, open, and spacious, nuances and subtleties that escaped you are now revealed as never before
  • When you play I Wish I Wish and I Think I See The Light on this vintage pressing, we think you will agree with us that this is one of the greatest Folk Rock albums of them all
  • "A delight, and because it never achieved the Top 40 radio ubiquity of later albums, it sounds fresh and distinct."
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Horace Silver Quintet
The Tokyo Blues

  (Item #: silvetokyo_1903_1906) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Stunning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish, making this the best copy to hit the site in years
  • This pressing is clearly fuller, bigger, more lively and more Tubey Magical than any other copy we played
  • 4 stars: "Silver's Tokyo-influenced compositions fit right in with the subtle cross-cultural but very American hard bop he'd been doing all along... [his] compositions have a light, airy feel, with plenty of space, and no one used that space better at these sessions than Cook, whose tenor sax lines are simply wonderful, adding a sturdy, reliable brightness."
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Thelonious Monk
Underground

  (Item #: monk_under_1902_1906) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy with Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Charlie Rouse's sax is just right - natural with lots of body and breath - we love that sound
  • So many copies just sound like an old jazz record, but this one lets you feel like you are right there as the music happens
  • 4 1/2 stars: "The instantly recognizable stride piano lines are delivered with the same urgency and precision that they possessed over two decades earlier..."
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Tchaikovsky / 1812 Overture / Marche Slave and More / Alwyn

  (Item #: tchai1812o_decca_1812_1906) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sonic grades or BETTER from start to finish - hear Tchaicovsky's 1812 with Demo Disc sound
  • The 1812 is found on the better sounding side here - with nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound this British LP is guaranteed to rock your world
  • Both sides are BIG, lively, clear, open and resolving of musical information like no copy you've heard
  • The two coupling pieces, Marche Slave and the Capriccio Italien, also have rich, powerful, weighty brass and lower strings
  • The most exciting and beautifully played 1812 we know of - we encourage you to compare this to your best recording
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Sarah Vaughan
Dreamy

  (Item #: vaughdream_1904_1906) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Insanely good sound throughout with both sides earning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades
  • Forget the honky originals - our killer Hot Stamper reissues of this 1960 All Tube Recording are rich and relaxed, just the way they should be
  • And please don't confuse the good reissues we offer from decades past with the mediocre crap being pressed today - there is no simply no comparison, not for sound anyway
  • "Trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison contributes some soft, melodic trumpet but the focus is very much on the singer during such numbers as "The More I See You," "Star Eyes," "My Ideal," and "Crazy He Calls Me.""
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The Rolling Stones
Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!

  (Item #: rolligetye_1806_1906) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this Decca UK pressing - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • With rock and roll energy and you-are-there presence, turn it up good and loud and you will find yourself at the Stones concert of a lifetime
  • The live performances of Sympathy For The Devil, Midnight Rambler, and Honky Tonk Woman are MAGICAL from these shows - the Stones in 1970 were taking their music to a whole new level
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Recorded during their American tour in late 1969, and centered around live versions of material from the Beggars Banquet-Let It Bleed era... Often acclaimed as one of the top live rock albums of all time..."
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Ella Fitzgerald
The Duke Ellington Songbook, Vol. 2

  (Item #: fitzgsings_the_duke_1903_1906) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A superb sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound on all four sides!
  • Forget the originals - like so many of the early songbook pressings, they suffer from painfully hard and honky mastering EQ (and gritty sounding vinyl)
  • We know whereof we speak when it comes to early Ella records - we've played plenty of them and found that most just don't sound very good
  • "Duke's spectacular catalog dazzles, and his sprightly, lush textures are transfigured under Fitzgerald's warm-timbred voice and elegant, precise delivery... each tune as familiar as it is delightful to hear in this new context."
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Jimi Hendrix
Hendrix In The West

  (Item #: hendrinthe_1901_1906) 

Our Price: $199.99
Sale Price: $149.99 (You save $50.00 / 25%)


  • With stunning Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on both sides, this British Polydor pressing was rockin' like crazy - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This is a fun live album with stellar performances by Jimi - the best of his many posthumous releases
  • The awesome version of Little Wing is just killer on this copy - it's Jimi's best performance of the song
  • "Hendrix in the West is a collection of extremely good live Hendrix performances between 1968-1970. Three different concerts are sampled on this 1972 release, one of the few official live Hendrix releases following his death."
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Jimi Hendrix
Axis: Bold As Love

  (Item #: hendraxisb_1906) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This outstanding import pressing of Hendrix's Axis: Bold As Love boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from first note to last
  • Huge and present, rich and full, with the kind of weight and electrified energy this problematical album almost never has
  • On Axis you need rich, full tonality and plenty of space up top if the music is going to work, and on those counts this copy delivers like nothing you've heard
  • 5 stars: "...a solid collection of great tunes and great interactive playing between himself, Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell, and the recording studio itself. "
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The Three
The Three
(33 RPM)

  (Item #: threethree_33_1906_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A true Demo Disc of this wonderful recording, with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • 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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Paul Desmond & Gerry Mulligan
Two Of A Mind

  (Item #: desmotwoof_1901_1906) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A superb sounding vintage Living stereo pressing, this one earned Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER on both sides
  • If you're looking to demonstrate just how good 1962 All Tube Analog sound can be, this is the record that can do it
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Desmond and Mulligan always made for a perfect team during their infrequent collaborations. Both of the saxophonists had immediately distinctive light tones, strong wits, and the ability to improvise melodically. ... the interplay between Desmond and Mulligan is consistently delightful."
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Count Basie Big Band
Farmers Market Barbecue

  (Item #: basiefarme_1906) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it from beginning to end on this famous Pablo, one we consider The Best Basie Big Band Record We've Ever Played
  • Both sides are super clear, rich, and full of Tubey Magic, with a solid bottom end and huge amounts of three-dimensional studio space
  • Demo Disc sound - guaranteed to beat the pants off of any Heavy Vinyl pressing, at any speed, of any title
  • "This was an excellent outing by the Count Basie Orchestra during its later years."
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Elton John
Elton John

  (Item #: john_elton_1808_1906) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An outstanding pressing of this notoriously troublesome title, Elton's follow-up to Empty Sky, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • So many Elton John classics are here and there's not a dog in the bunch: Border Song, Take Me to the Pilot, Sixty Years On, Your Song, etc.
  • Top 100 - the strings on Sixty Years On are huge, rich and rosiny and the arrangements by Paul Buckmaster are advanced even by today's standards
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Even with the strings and choirs that dominate the sound of the album, John manages to rock out on a fair share of the record... Elton John remains one of his best records."
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Paul Desmond
Bridge Over Troubled Water

  (Item #: desmobridg_1904_1906) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Stunning sound throughout with both sides of this very well recorded Desmond album from 1970 earning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades
  • This pressing was noticeably richer, smoother and more natural than the competition - it's also a big step up over many of the other CTI pressings of the man's albums we've played
  • Desmond's sax is wonderfully present and breathy, and a copy with top grades like these is surely the best way to hear Don Sebesky's wonderful strings with all their satiny sheen intact
  • "Desmond finds something beautiful, wistful, and/or sly to say in each of these ten tunes, backed by Herbie Hancock's Rhodes electric piano and a set of ravishing, occasionally overstated (as in "America") orchestrations by Don Sebesky."
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Donald Byrd
House of Byrd

  (Item #: byrd_house_1906) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Two rare Donald Byrd albums in one, both with stunning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on one side and solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on the other
  • The Tubey Magic is fully intact, making these two albums sound just the way a pair of classic All Tube 1956 Rudy Van Gelder jazz albums should
  • Composed of two superb LPs - 2 Trumpets and The Young Bloods - these wonderful pressings capture some of Byrd's best music and sound
  • "Art and Donald are in fine form, and if there is any competition it serves only to increase the musical yield."
  • "... These blowing sessions (typical of Prestige's albums of the 1950s) have their enjoyable moments with Farmer and Woods taking overall solo honors.
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Jennifer Warnes
Famous Blue Raincoat

  (Item #: warnefamou_1906) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An absolutely amazing copy of this longtime audiophile favorite, with stunning nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on both sides, just shy of our Shootout Winner; exceptionally quiet vinyl too!
  • Turn this copy up good and loud (which you can do when the sound is right) and you'll have a living, breathing Jennifer Warnes standing right between your speakers
  • The space, resolution, and clarity here are wonderful - for evidence just look to the rosiny texture on the string arrangement of the Song of Bernadette
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "The high point may have been the Warnes-Cohen duet on "Joan of Arc," but the album was consistently impressive."
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Paul McCartney / Wings
London Town

  (Item #: mccarlondo_1906) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • This MPL import pressing has superb Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from the first note to the last
  • Clean, clear, and full-bodied with a solid bottom end -- this was one of the better copies from our recent shootout
  • "... it's certainly stronger than Speed and, in its own way, as satisfying as Venus and Mars... It's a laid-back, almost effortless collection of professional pop and, as such, it's one of his strongest albums." - All Music
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John Coltrane
Soultrane

  (Item #: coltrsoult_1906) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This Prestige stereo pressing has superb nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound throughout, coming in a close second just behind of our Shootout Winner
  • Unlike most versions of this album, these sides are full-bodied, relaxed, Tubey Magical and tonally correct
  • More importantly, here is the driving jazz energy, the life of the music, that's surely missing from whatever dead-as-a-doornail Heavy Vinyl pressing is being made these days
  • "... a classic of the 20th century jazz canon and an essential point of reference in Coltrane's own tumultuous career.... this is the album on which Coltrane first emerged as the primary innovator of the jazz world, wielding an astonishing technical virtuosity and a blinding vision of the possibilities of the tenor sax."
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The Allman Brothers
... At Fillmore East

  (Item #: allmaatfil_1906) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • With four insanely good sides, all rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it, this Pink Label original is guaranteed to blow the doors off any other copy you've heard
  • This is one of the all-time great live albums, and with a copy like this one YOU ARE THERE at the Fillmore
  • The WHOMP factor here kicks up the excitement - here is the low end foundation that lets the extended guitar jams work
  • 5 stars: "At Fillmore East is like a great live jazz session, where the pleasure comes from the musicians' interaction and playing... The pinnacle of the Allmans and Southern rock at its most elastic, bluesy, and jazzy."
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The Grateful Dead
From The Mars Hotel

  (Item #: gratefromt_1906) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • KILLER sound throughout with both sides earning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades or very close to it
  • Both sides here are clean, clear and open with excellent presence, wonderful transparency and real depth to the soundfield
  • "From the Mars Hotel, while not a classic, represents one of their better studio albums... highly recommended for fans..." - All Music
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Elvis Costello
Armed Forces

  (Item #: costearmed_1906) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • With two insanely good nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sides, this vintage UK pressing came in just shy of our Shootout Winner and will show you just how good Elvis's Best Recording can sound on vinyl
  • Some of the biggest, boldest rock sound ever recorded, a True Demo Disc, just amazing on a pressing like this
  • 5 Stars and a Better Records Top 100 album - every track is Elvis at this best
  • "In contrast to the stripped-down pop and rock of his first two albums, Armed Forces boasted a detailed and textured pop production... However, the more spacious arrangements -- complete with ringing pianos, echoing reverb, layered guitars, and harmonies -- accent Costello's melodies... It's a dense but accessible pop record and ranks as his third masterpiece in a row."


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Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin I

  (Item #: ledze1_1906) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A very impressive copy of Zep's amazing debut, rating Double Plus (A++) or BETTER on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Arguably the biggest, clearest and most Tubey Magical Zeppelin album ever recorded, thanks to the engineering genius of Mr Glyn Johns
  • Just look at that track list - the lucky buyer of this copy will be hearing those songs come to life like never before
  • 5 stars: "Taking the heavy, distorted electric blues of Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, and Cream to an extreme... But the key to the group's attack was subtlety: it wasn't just an onslaught of guitar noise, it was shaded and textured, filled with alternating dynamics and tempos."
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The Grateful Dead
Aoxomoxoa

  (Item #: grateaoxom_1906) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • This original Green Label Warner Brothers LP has STUNNING Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it from start to finish
  • These sides were doing everything right -- big, full-bodied and present with tons of energy and a nice extended top end
  • "When the LP hit the racks in the early summer of 1969, Deadheads were greeted by some of the freshest and most innovative sounds to develop from the thriving Bay Area music scene." - All Music
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Stanley Turrentine
Sugar

  (Item #: turresugar_1906) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from first note to last, this copy is rich, musical and, above all, enjoyable -- super quiet vinyl too
  • A dynamic and energetic recording by Rudy Van Gelder that really jumps on a copy like this
  • With top talent like Freddie Hubbard and George Benson, you will have a hard time finding a funkier Soul Jazz record
  • AMG raves: " If jazz fans are interested in Turrentine beyond the Blue Note period — and they should be — this is a heck of a place to listen for satisfaction."
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Grateful Dead
Europe '72

  (Item #: grateeurop_1906) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Superb sound throughout with all six sides of this epic live collection earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER
  • "No record album can replace a live appearance by the Dead — but those who can’t get enough of this exceptional band will be kept busy for a good little while with this one." - Rolling Stone
  • 4 1/2 stars: "The band mixes a bevy of new material with revisitations of back-catalog favorites. Sadly, this European jaunt would be the last of its kind to include the formidable talents and soul of founding member Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, who was in increasingly fragile health. Although few in number, his contributions to Europe '72 are among the most commanding not only of this release, but of his career."
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Dave Brubeck
Time Out

  (Item #: brubetimeo_1906_2) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • An absolute knockout pressing of this Must Own Jazz Classic and one of the best we've heard in quite some time - early vintage stereo LPs in clean condition are getting awfully tough to find nowadays
  • Both sides here earned our top Triple Plus (A+++) grade or very close to it -- incredibly rich and Tubey Magical, with tight punchy bass and huge amounts of studio space
  • 5 stars on Allmusic, an audiophile favorite and a great example of what's phenomenally good about 1959 All Tube Analog recordings
  • "Dave Brubeck's defining masterpiece, Time Out is one of the most rhythmically innovative albums in jazz history, the first to consciously explore time signatures outside of the standard 4/4 beat or 3/4 waltz time."
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The Doors
The Soft Parade

  (Item #: doorssoftp_1906_1) 

Our Price: $549.99

  • With Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it throughout, this copy will be all but impossible to beat!
  • The sound is incredibly powerful from start to finish -- big, rich, full-bodied, present and lively -- thanks Bruce Botnick, where would The Doors be without you?
  • Full of great songs: Touch Me, Runnin' Blue, Wild Child, Wishful Sinful and the amazingly trippy Soft Parade extended suite (with Triple Plus sound no less)
  • "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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Tchaikovsky / Piano Concerto #1 / Richter / Karajan

  (Item #: tchaipiano_dg_1906) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • Incredible Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side, solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the second, and reasonably quiet DG vinyl make this one powerful Demo Disc set
  • Without a doubt some of THE BEST SOUND we have ever heard for this recording!
  • The huge space of a real concert hall seemingly transported right into your listening room
  • Richter is magnificent - our favorite performance of the Tchaikovsky First bar none
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Rob Wasserman
Duets

  (Item #: wasseduets_1906) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • This rare and wonderful album from 1988 on the original MCA label offers KILLER Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side one backed with a superb Double Plus (A++) side two
  • In-the-room vocal presence (Jennifer Warnes is stunning on Leonard Cohen's Ballad Of The Runaway Horse) and tight, note-like bass are key to the best pressings
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Some amazing duets and a great lineup that includes Aaron Neville (v), Stephane Grappelli (violin), Dan Hicks (v, g), and so on. The jazz community missed this one." [But the audiophile community loved it.)
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Fleetwood Mac
Heroes Are Hard To Find

  (Item #: fleetheroe_1906) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A STUNNING copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the first
  • Both sides here are super clean, clear and open, providing lots of space for the musicians to occupy. It's not midrangy, but instead, rich and full, with sweet, silky vocals. This is the sound you want on Heroes Are Hard to Find
  • "... the album is one of their most cohesive yet diverse... Heroes is a minor gem that retains its effortless pop charms and contains some buried jewels in the extensive Fleetwood Mac catalog." - All Music
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The Rolling Stones
Some Girls

  (Item #: rollisomeg_1906) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A KILLER copy of the Stones' last great album with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the first
  • You aren't going to believe how hard this pressing rocks, with all the WHOMP and ENERGY you never knew was there
  • Tons of great songs - Miss You, Beast of Burden and Shattered, all sounding shockingly good on this White Hot copy
  • 5 Stars on Allmusic: "Some Girls may not have the back-street aggression of their '60s records, or the majestic, drugged-out murk of their early-'70s work, but its brand of glitzy, decadent hard rock still makes it a definitive Stones album."
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Elvis Costello
My Aim Is True

  (Item #: costemyaim_1906) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This STUNNING copy of Costello's debut album has Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the second
  • 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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Santana
Santana

  (Item #: santasant1_1906_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this original pressing has plenty of Columbia analog magic in its grooves
  • The drums have real snap to them - fast, clean percussion is critical to Santana's music and this copy delivers
  • A Must Own album, clearly their Masterpiece, and one of the truly groundbreaking debuts in rock history - a personal favorite to this very day
  • "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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Cannonball Adderley
Cannonball's Bossa Nova

  (Item #: addercanno_1906_1) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • An exceptionally rare and superb sounding early stereo pressing - it boasts Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from the first note to last
  • These originals are by far the best way to go, in stereo of course, putting Cannonball's breathy, melodic sax right between your speakers, with the rest of the band - including Sergio Mendes on keys - spread out around him
  • Truly an undiscovered gem in the Adderley catalog - the audiophiles here at Better Records were digging both the music and especially the superb sound
  • Another top quality recording from the superbly talented Ray Fowler, the house engineer for Riverside and the man behind many of the best Thelonious Monk and Cannonball Adderley recordings done for that great jazz label
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John Mayall with Eric Clapton
Blues Breakers

  (Item #: mayalblues_1903_1906) 

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


  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this is a killer copy from our recent shootout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Far more richer, smoother and livelier than most, with Tubey Magic and space you won't believe
  • The Decca UK vinyl on this superb pressing is as QUIET as we ever expect to find for this album
  • 5 stars: "Bluesbreakers was Eric Clapton's first fully realized album as a blues guitarist -- more than that, it was a seminal blues album of the 1960s, perhaps the best British blues album ever cut, and the best LP ever recorded by John Mayall's Bluesbreakers."
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Elton John
Rock of the Westies

  (Item #: john_rocko_1901_1906) 

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


  • An amazing early British pressing, with both sides rating a Triple Plus (A+++) - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This copy rocks like crazy with serious weight down low, huge size and space, and plenty of driving energy
  • The better copies like this don't get too congested in the choruses, a typical problem with the album
  • Best bets: Medley (Yell Help, Wednesday Night, Ugly); Island Girl; Street Kids and Hard Luck Story
  • "Rock of the Westies appears in retrospect to be his last great rock album. It certainly does rock consistently harder than any other John album..." - Amazon
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Marvin Gaye
Midnight Love

  (Item #: gaye_midni_1906) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • An incredible sounding copy with Triple Plus (A++) sound from the first note to the last - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Drop the needle on Sexual Healing then sit back and relax as the rich, warm sound of analog sets the mood!
  • There’s good frequency extension up top and down low, with plenty of meaty bass and silky highs (check out those bells)
  • "Midnight Love is a classic Marvin Gaye effort. In addition to this project thriving with Gaye's enthusiastic spirit, it has his harmonious background vocals, his stunning vocal arrangements and his creative penmanship, as he wrote all the selections."
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Cream
Fresh Cream

  (Item #: creamfresh_1906) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • Stunning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish on this vintage British import of Cream's classic debut
  • Shockingly Tubey Magical, rich and solid, with huge amounts of studio space - the vocals are sweet and breathy, not something you hear on too many Cream records!
  • Forget the domestic pressings and the godawful DCC Heavy Vinyl, this copy is made from the real British tape and it's obvious from the very first notes
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Fresh Cream represents so many different firsts, it's difficult to keep count. Cream, of course, was the first supergroup, but their first album not only gave birth to the power trio, it also was instrumental in the birth of heavy metal and the birth of jam rock..."
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The Allman Brothers
Brothers and Sisters

  (Item #: allmabroth_1906) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding copy of the band's wonderful fourth studio album, with each side earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades for sound
  • This copy is hard to fault - big, open, clear, with space and three-dimensionality that modern pressings can only dream of
  • 4 stars on Allmusic and the band's commercial peak, featuring great songs as well as stellar guitar work from Dickie Betts
  • "The Allman Brothers Band's first new studio album in two years shows off a leaner brand of musicianship, which, coupled with a pair of serious crowd-pleasers, "Ramblin' Man" and "Jessica," helped drive it to the top of the charts for a month and a half and to platinum record sales."
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Joni Mitchell
Blue

  (Item #: mitchblue_1906) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Outstanding sound throughout for arguably Joni's greatest album with both sides earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades
  • Full-bodied and balanced with the kind of smooth musicality that's not always easy to find for Blue
  • A Better Records Top 100 title that belongs in any audiophile music collection worthy of the name
  • 5 stars: "Sad, spare, and beautiful, Blue is the quintessential confessional singer/songwriter album. Forthright and poetic, Joni Mitchell's songs are raw nerves, tales of love and loss (two words with relative meaning here) etched with stunning complexity..."
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Heart
Dreamboat Annie

  (Item #: heartdream_1807_1906) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An excellent sounding copy of this quintessential Heart album, with superb Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Punchy and present, open and transparent, with real weight and power to the low end - only the best pressings let that energy come through
  • A Better Records Top 100 album, 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "Aggressive yet melodic rockers like 'Sing Child,' 'White Lightning & Wine,' and the rock radio staples 'Magic Man' and 'Crazy on You' led to the tag 'the female Led Zeppelin.'"
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Miles Davis
Nefertiti

  (Item #: davisnefer_1906) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding pressing boasting solid Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This Columbia stereo LP has the right sound for this music - rich, clear and lively, with a notably natural and realistic bite to Miles' horn
  • Fred Plaut delivers yet another big-as-life, spacious and unerringly accurate 30th Street Studio recording
  • 5 stars: "What's impressive, like on all of this quintet's sessions, is the interplay, how the musicians follow an unpredictable path as a unit, turning in music that is always searching, always provocative, and never boring."
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B.B. King
Blues On Top Of Blues

  (Item #: king_blues_on_top_1906) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it from first note to last on this 1968 pressing, BB King's fourteenth studio album
  • This is the album he made right before Lucille, so the man was definitely on a roll and doing some great work in the late '60s
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Featuring brassy arrangements by Johnny Pate, it presents King's sound at its fullest without sacrificing any of his grit or sophisticated swing ... the material is very strong throughout."
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Elton John
Honky Chateau

  (Item #: john_honky_1906) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • You'll find very good Hot Stamper sound on both sides of this wonderful UK pressing of Honky Chateau - an album that's a classic example of just how good High-Production-Value rock music of the '70s can be
  • Tubey Magical British Rock sound just does not get much better than Honky Chateau - thanks Ken Scott!
  • One of the truly great rock records of all time - certainly worthy of a 5 Star AMG review and a prized spot on our Rock and Pop Top 100 List
  • 5 stars: "The most focused and accomplished set of songs Elton John and Bernie Taupin ever wrote ... It's one of the finest collections of mainstream singer/songwriter pop of the early '70s."
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Donny Hathaway
Donny Hathaway Live

  (Item #: hathalive_1906) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides of this superb copy of Hathaway's 1972 live release
  • These guys are on fire here playing for an enthusiastic small club audience - this is the best album the man ever made and a true Must Own
  • Clean originals of this Classic Soul album are practically impossible to find in audiophile condition, and this one has its fair share of problems, but with music and sound this good, it's a lot easier to overlook them
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Donny Hathaway's 1972 Live album is one of the most glorious of his career... Live solidified Hathaway's importance at the forefront of soul music."
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Hampton Hawes
At The Piano

  (Item #: hawesatthe_1906) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This vintage Contemporary pressing boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Huge, Tubey Magical and dynamic, with solid weight down low and lots of space around the instruments, this copy is guaranteed to fill your listening room with truly brilliant jazz music
  • "Hampton Hawes' final recording found him returning not only to the acoustic piano after having dabbled in electric keyboards from 1972-74, but to producer Lester Koenig and his Contemporary label, where Hawes recorded most of his classic gems of the 1950s... Teamed up with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Shelly Manne, Hawes shows that he was still in prime form."
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Cannonball Adderley
Cannonball's Bossa Nova

  (Item #: addercanno_1906) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • An exceptionally rare and amazing sounding early stereo pressing - it boasts Triple Plus (A+++) sound from first note to last
  • These originals are by far the best way to go, in stereo of course, putting Cannonball's breathy, melodic sax right between your speakers, with the rest of the band - including Sergio Mendes on keys - spread out around him
  • Truly an undiscovered gem in the Adderley catalog - the audiophiles here at Better Records were digging both the music and especially the superb sound
  • Another top quality recording from the superbly talented Ray Fowler, the house engineer for Riverside and the man behind many of the best Thelonious Monk and Cannonball Adderley recordings done for that great jazz label
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Joni Mitchell
Clouds

  (Item #: mitchcloud_1906) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Triple Triple! A stunning copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish, As Good As It Gets folks!
  • Check out the clear transients on Joni's guitar -- you can really hear her moving her hands around the fretboard and pulling on the strings
  • It's tough to find this album in clean shape with this kind of warm, natural sound (something the new reissue is no doubt profoundly lacking)
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Clouds is a stark stunner, a great leap forward for Joni Mitchell. Vocals here are more forthright and assured than on her debut and exhibit a remarkable level of subtle expressiveness. Guitar alone is used in accompaniment, and the variety of playing approaches and sounds gotten here is most impressive."
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The Grateful Dead
American Beauty

  (Item #: grateameri_1906) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • Two insanely good sides each earning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades or very close to it
  • The acoustic guitars are magical on this copy, and you won't believe how wonderfully breathy and sweet these guys' voices sound
  • American Beauty is one of Stephen Barncard's greatest recording achievements - the richness and clarity are really something here
  • A 5 Star Top 100 album - "A companion piece to the luminous Workingman's Dead, American Beauty is an even stronger document of the Grateful Dead's return to their musical roots. American Beauty remains the Dead's studio masterpiece."
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Men At Work
Business As Usual

  (Item #: menatbusin_1906) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A stunning copy of this '80s classic with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it from start to finish; exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Who Can It Be Now and Down Under are the big hits and they both sound fantastic on these A+++ sides
  • Big and full-bodied, and much smoother than most, with energy like no other, the sound here immediately set the sonic bar very high
  • "The production sound was low-key, but clean and uncluttered. Indeed, the songs stood by themselves with little embellishment save for a bright, melodic, singalong quality."
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Santana
Santana

  (Item #: santasant1_1906) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • WOW! Amazing sound throughout with both sides earning top Triple Plus (A+++) grades or very close to it
  • The drums have real snap to them - fast, clean percussion is critical to Santana's music and this copy delivers
  • A Must Own album, clearly their Masterpiece, and one of the truly groundbreaking debuts in rock history - a personal favorite to this very day
  • "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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John Coltrane
Lush Life

  (Item #: coltrlushl_1906) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • One of the all-time great Coltrane albums returns to the site with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both side - exceptionally quiet too
  • Only recently did we chance upon the right pressing - the right era, the right label, the right stampers, the right sound
  • Bigger, richer, fuller, livelier and more present than any pressing you've ever heard or your money back
  • 4 stars: "Lush Life (1958) is among John Coltrane's best endeavors on the Prestige label. One reason can easily be attributed to the interesting personnel... The intimate setting is perfect for ballads such as the opener 'Like Someone in Love.'"
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Paul McCartney
Ram

  (Item #: mccarram_1906) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A KILLER copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the first - exceptionally quiet vinyl too!
  • A copy like this is a real audiophile treat - here is the rich, warm, clear, natural and lively sound you want for Ram
  • Many of the man's most memorable songs are here: Too Many People, Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey, Monkberry Moon Delight, Heart Of The Country and more
  • 5 stars: "These songs may not be self-styled major statements, but they are endearing and enduring, as is Ram itself, which seems like a more unique, exquisite pleasure with each passing year."
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Enya
Watermark

  (Item #: enya_water_1905) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Triple Triple! An amazing pressing of this New Age masterpiece with Triple Plus (A+++) sound throughout
  • The sound is super clear, open and natural with lots of texture and detail
  • Orinico Flow (aka Sail Away) is the big hit here and it sounds amazing on a copy like this one
  • 5 stars: "...the subtlety that characterizes her work at her best dominates Watermark, with the lovely title track, her multi-tracked voice gently swooping among the lead piano, and strings like a softly haunting ghost, as fine an example as any."
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Creedence Clearwater Revival
Willy and the Poor Boys

  (Item #: creedwilly_1905) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Triple Triple! Both sides earned A+++ grades and were a huge step up over every other copy in our shootout
  • The sound is rich and Tubey Magical yet still unusually clean and clear with surprising punch down low and tons of energy
  • Five Stars on Allmusic, featuring Down On The Corner, Fortunate Son, Midnight Special and more
  • "Fortunate Son is one of the greatest, hardest rock & rollers ever cut, so it might seem to be out of step with an album that is pretty laid-back and friendly, but there's that elemental joy that by late '69 was one of CCR's main trademarks."
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Ry Cooder
Into the Purple Valley

  (Item #: coodeintot_1906) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding copy of Cooder's sophomore release with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it from start to finish - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • Ry digs up a wonderful sampling of Dust Bowl-era songs that would otherwise have been lost to history
  • When the man picks up an instrument -- principally guitar and mandolin on this album -- he sure can play the heck out of it
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Phenomenal' is the descriptive word to describe his playing...This is a must for those who love instrumental virtuosity, authentic reworkings of an era, or just plain good music."
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Pink Floyd
The Wall

  (Item #: pinkfthewa_1906) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This wonderful copy of The Wall earned very good Hot Stamper grades or BETTER throughout
  • Buzzing helicopters, ringing telephones, clicking typewriters and so on happen RIGHT THERE in the room with you
  • James Guthrie labored mightily to make this one as big, bold and immersive as any Prog Rock recording we know of, and succeeded brilliantly
  • Rock & Pop Top 100 - "A triumph of production..." and indisputable proof that analog in 1979 could still be absolutely amazing
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