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Steppenwolf
Steppenwolf

  (Item #: steppstepp_1812) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Steppenwolf's first album arrives on the site with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • Rich, clear and dynamic, this copy has the bass these rockers need - this is undeniably the right sound for the album
  • Condition is often an issue with extremely popular rock records from this era, but this one is scratch free and fairly quiet throughout
  • Includes killer hits "Born To Be Wild" and "The Pusher," both featured in the 1969 movie Easy Rider
  • 4 stars: "...a surprisingly strong debut album from a tight hard rock outfit... The playing is about as loud and powerful as anything being put out by a major record label in 1968..."
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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Long After Dark

  (Item #: pettylonga_1812) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on this copy of the band's fifth studio album
  • Rich and full-bodied with tight bass, and brimming with Petty's unique brand of "meat and potatoes" rock and roll
  • You Got Lucky was the big hit on this album 4 Star Album from 1982
  • Rolling Stone raves "...overall, Long after Dark is Petty's most accomplished record."
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The Righteous Brothers
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'

  (Item #: rightyouve_1812) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • You'll find solid Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides of this outstanding copy
  • You will not believe how SOLID and PRESENT the "brothers" are on this pressing - we've rarely heard them sound this good
  • The vinyl is not as quiet as we would like, but where exactly can you find a vintage copy of this album with vinyl that's quiet?
  • According to music writer Robert Palmer, the effect of the technique used was to create a sound that was "deliberately blurry, atmospheric, and of course huge; Wagnerian rock 'n' roll with all the trimmings."
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Frank Sinatra and Count Basie
Sinatra At The Sands

  (Item #: sinatatthe_1812) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This outstanding 2 LP set boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • Truly one of the greatest live albums of all time, recorded late at night in the big room at the Sands Hotel in Vegas
  • This is Basie and Sinatra in their natural habitat and in their prime, putting on the show of a lifetime
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Basie and the orchestra are swinging and dynamic, inspiring a textured, dramatic, and thoroughly enjoyable performance from Sinatra ... the definitive portrait of Frank Sinatra in the '60s."
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Maria Muldaur
Sweet Harmony

  (Item #: muldasweet_1812) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding copy of Maria's third studio album boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from first note to last
  • Clear, natural midrange reproduction is key to getting the vocals sounding their best on these early pressings
  • If you're a fan of what Rickie Lee Jones was doing a few years later, this album will surely be right up your alley
  • 4 stars: "A sort of encyclopedia of country, old-time, boogie, and Memphis jug band influences rolls out in her vocal like a barbecue chef in Kansas City spreading out the evening's offerings. For a musician of her intelligence and savvy, aspects of this session must have surely felt like arrival at some kind of professional nirvana."
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Elvis Presley
From Elvis in Memphis

  (Item #: preslfrome_1812) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides, this Elvis classic return-to-form from 1969 ROCKS
  • Elvis is solid, clear and present on this early RCA pressing, and the band has plenty of energy to get this soulful music on its feet and cookin'
  • Guaranteed to beat the MoFi and any Heavy Vinyl pressing you have ever heard hands down - it will be no contest
  • 5 Stars: "After a 14-year absence from Memphis, Elvis Presley returned to cut what was certainly his greatest album (or, at least, a tie effort with his RCA debut LP from early 1956)."
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Jimi Hendrix
Electric Ladyland

  (Item #: hendrelect_1812) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Outstanding sound throughout with 3 sides rating solid Double Plus (A++) and side two earning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades
  • Big, full-bodied, clean and clear with excellent bass and tons of energy; this was one of the better copies from our most recent shootout
  • Probably the best-recorded of Hendrix's studio albums - huge studio space and Tubey Magical richness are key to the shootout winners like this one
  • 5 stars in the AMG: "...not only one of the best rock albums of the era, but also Hendrix's original musical vision at its absolute apex."
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Willie Nelson
Phases And Stages

  (Item #: nelsophase_1812) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side one, and a solid Double Plus (A++) side two, this copy is outstanding from first note to last
  • The sound here is big, full, solid and musical with excellent bass and very little of the harshness that plagues most copies
  • With few good sounding copies of this rare title to work with, Hot Stamper pressings are few and far between
  • 5 stars: "Make no mistake - the deceptively relaxed arrangements, including the occasional strings, not only highlight Nelson's clever eclecticism, but they also heighten the emotional impact of the album."
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Paul McCartney
Tug of War

  (Item #: mccartugof_1810_1812) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A Shootout Winning copy of McCartney's Tug Of War from 1982, with amazing Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • We had a devil of a time finding sound as good as this on Tug of War- none of the side two's we played even earned a full A+++ grade
  • A copy with transparency and clarity like this lets you appreciate George Martin's masterful production work - you will easily hear the results on Ebony and Ivory
  • 4 1/2 stars: "[Its] crowd-pleasing genre-hopping finds its apotheosis on "Take It Away," a salute to eager performers and the crowds who love them, which means it summarizes not only the appeal of Tug of War in general -- it is, by design, a record that gives the people old Beatle Paul -- but McCartney in general."
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Tony Bennett
For Once In My Life

  (Item #: benneforon_1804_1812) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This vintage pressing gives Tony the sound he deserves, with excellent Double Plus (A++) grades on both of these early stereo sides
  • Amazing vocal reproduction courtesy of the brilliant engineering of Frank Laico at his favorite studio (and ours), Columbia 30th Street studios
  • We are not big soundstage guys here at Better Records, but we can't deny the appeal of the space to be found on a record as good as this
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Astrud Gilberto
Windy

  (Item #: gilbewindy_1812_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A stunning sounding copy with Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound throughout, just shy of our shootout winner
  • Both sides here are super big, full-bodied, clean and clear with tons of energy and a nice bottom end; fairly quiet vinyl too!
  • "... Windy nevertheless proves one of Astrud Gilberto's most consistent and sublime efforts, artfully straddling the division between Brazilian bossa nova and American sunshine pop." - All Music
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AC/DC
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

  (Item #: acdc_dirty_1812_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides and one of the few copies to hit the site in many years!
  • Both sides have the punchy bottom, the meat on the bones, the life and energy -- everything that the typical copy was lacking
  • "... it captured the seething malevolence of Bon Scott, the sense that he reveled in doing bad things, encouraged by the maniacal riffs of Angus and Malcolm Young who provided him with their most brutish rock & roll yet." - All Music, 5 Stars
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Talking Heads
The Name of this Band is Talking Heads

  (Item #: talkinameo_1803_1812) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This superb double album boasts Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on all four sides
  • Excellent sound for one of the best live bands of the era
  • This copy plays bout as quiet as we can find them -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • " The excitement of this material is palpable, and the muscular band rips into these tunes with more power than the originals in most cases... arguably one of their finest releases." - All Music
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Frank Sinatra
My Kind of Broadway

  (Item #: sinatmykin_1812) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This superb pressing of Sinatra's 1965 release boasts Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades or close to them on both sides
  • Superb Tubey Magical mid-'60s Sinatra sound which was recorded in various sessions from 1961 to 1965
  • The sound on this original Reprise LP is richer, fuller and, importantly, SMOOTHER than most of the other pressings we played
  • Allmusic: "When Sinatra delivers, as he does on the show-stopper "Luck Be a Lady," the results are pretty spectacular..."
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Bill Evans
Moon Beams

  (Item #: evansmoonb_1812_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Stunning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on the first
  • Full-bodied and warm, exactly the way vintage analog should sound, yet as clear and as open as any pressing you've ever heard
  • The first album Evans recorded after Scott LaFaro's death and it is deep - what an immersive experience
  • Allmusic raves it's "...so well paced and sequenced the record feels like a dream ... Moonbeams was a startling return to the recording sphere and a major advancement in his development as a leader."
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Dire Straits
Making Movies

  (Item #: diresmakin_1812) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding UK early pressing, with Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides, guaranteed to be a huge improvement over anything you've heard
  • Incredibly big, punchy, and full-bodied with excellent presence - Mark Knopfler's leads really soar here
  • Romeo and Juliet comes to life the way you want it to here, and the song Solid Rock lives up to its title
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Making Movies is helped by a new wave-tinged pop production, which actually helps Knopfler's jazzy inclinations take hold ... ranks among the band's finest work."
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Eagles
The Long Run

  (Item #: eaglelongr_1801_1812) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This copy has a rockin' Long Run like you have never heard, with Double Plus (A++) sound all around
  • The sound is full, rich and vibrant with impressive punch down low and relatively smooth up top
  • The best songs prove that the Eagles were still at the height of their powers in 1979
  • "Overall, The Long Run is a synthesis of previous macabre Eagles motifs, with cynical new insights that are underlined by slashing rock & roll. There's a stark simplicity to the album, especially when compared with the hyperslick Hotel California. Not a collection of hot car-radio singles. The Long Run is easily the band's most uncommercial effort." Rolling Stone
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Sonny Rollins
What's New?

  (Item #: rolliwhatsn_1812) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Two superb sides with each rating a seriously good Double Plus (A++) grade for sound - thanks Ray Hall!
  • This is vintage 1962 Living Stereo sound at its best - big, rich, relaxed, tonally correct and full of Tubey Magic
  • Damn quiet for a Black Label stereo original - it plays Mint Minus Minus and has no audible marks of any kind
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Rollins' characteristically huge tone, relentless harmonic and rhythmic inventiveness, and fierce solos were consistently impressive. Not only did he state the melody clearly and superbly, but his ideas and pacing were remarkable; no solo rambled and his phrases were lean, thick and furious."
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The Rolling Stones
Exile On Main Street

  (Item #: rolliexile_1812) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Very good sound (for this album anyway) - all four sides earned Double Plus (A++) grades or close to them
  • This is Exile raw and real the way it should be - full-bodied and punchy with great presence and energy
  • About as quiet a copy as we can find - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on all of the sides
  • 5 stars: "Few other albums, let alone double albums, have been so rich and masterful as Exile on Main St., and it stands not only as one of the Stones' best records, but sets a remarkably high standard for all of hard rock."
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Otis Redding
The Dock of the Bay

  (Item #: reddidocko_1812) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding vintage pressing of The Dock of the Bay, earning strong Double Plus (A++) grades for sound on both sides
  • And it's a well-recorded album - the better copies are big, rich and smooth yet still clean, clear and spacious
  • "...this is an impossible record not to love ... Cropper chose his tracks well, selecting some of the strongest and most unusual among the late singer's orphaned songs... No one could complain about the album then, and it still holds more than four decades later."
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Stephen Stills
Stephen Stills

  (Item #: stillsteph_1812) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent sounding copy with Double Plus (A++) sound from the first note to the last - 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 Halverson 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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Stevie Wonder
Songs In The Key Of Life

  (Item #: wondesongs_1812) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This outstanding copy of Stevie Wonder's epic double album boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it from first note to last
  • All four sides have the kind of big, wide soundstage and see-into-the-recording transparency we go nuts for around here
  • Plays on relatively quiet vinyl -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout, with one exception, noted below
  • 5 stars: "...Stevie Wonder's longest, most ambitious collection of songs... that — just as the title promised — touched on nearly every issue under the sun, and did it all with ambitious (even for him), wide-ranging arrangements and some of the best performances of Wonder's career. "
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David Bowie
Scary Monsters

  (Item #: bowiescary_1810_1812) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Insanely good Triple Plus (A+++) sound for what's considered by many to be Bowie's last great album
  • The best British pressings like this one are big and clear yet rich and smooth, the best of all possible worlds
  • This UK LP plays about as quietly as any we have heard - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • 5 Stars: "David Bowie returned to relatively conventional rock & roll with Scary Monsters, an album that effectively acts as an encapsulation of all his '70s experiments. Reworking glam rock themes with avant-garde synth flourishes, and reversing the process as well, Bowie creates dense but accessible music throughout Scary Monsters."
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Poco
Poco

  (Item #: poco_poco_1812) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this copy of Poco's sophomore release
  • This pressing will show you the size, the space, the depth, the Tubey Magic - it has the freedom to get good and loud the right way
  • There are two Must Own Poco releases, including the first album - we think this is clearly the more interesting of the two
  • 4 stars: "These songs represent the group's blend of country and rock at its finest and brightest... Poco is well worth owning by anyone interested in the early days of this particular band, and of country-rock in general."
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Cannonball Adderley
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy!

  (Item #: addermercy_1812) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • This outstanding 2-pack boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this 1965 release
  • One of the man's most enjoyable albums - the sound is bigger and livelier and above all balanced, avoiding many of the problems we heard on the originals
  • Joe Zawinul (Weather Report) wrote the title song, which became a big hit for Adderley (and later The Buckinghams), and he plays on the album
  • 5 Stars: "Adderley's irrepressible exuberance was a major part of his popularity, and no document captures that quality as well -- or with such tremendous musical rewards -- as Mercy, Mercy, Mercy."
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David Bowie
David Live

  (Item #: bowiedavid_1812) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades, or close to them, on all four sides of this Bowie classic
  • One of our favorite live recordings - a great overview of Bowie's career through 1974
  • 1984, Rebel Rebel, Sweet Thing and Rock & Roll With Me come alive in performance
  • A-List players of the day deliver sonic treats, including multiple horn players, multiple percussionists, all-male chorus background vocals, the searing fuzzed-out guitar leads of Earl Slick, piano and Mellotron by Mike Garson, and the amazing Herbie Flowers on bass
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The Beatles
Help!

  (Item #: beatlhelp_1812) 

Our Price: $49.99

  • This copy offers excellent sound for all 14 songs - a very good sounding British Help! indeed
  • The energy, presence and clarity on this copy are way beyond compare
  • If you were as disappointed as we were by the new Stereo and Mono Heavy Vinyl, try the real thing on Parlophone
  • You know side one, but most of the songs on side two are classics as well: Act Naturally, It’s Only Love, You Like Me Too Much, Tell Me What You See, I’ve Just Seen a Face and -- wait for it -- Yesterday (!)
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The Beatles
A Hard Day’s Night

  (Item #: beatlahard_1812) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With seriously good grades of Double Plus (A++) on both sides, this one is bursting with Fab Four energy and enthusiasm - quiet vinyl too
  • Play I’ll Cry Instead, If I Fell or Things We Said Today to hear some real early Beatles Vocal Magic
  • This one gets the heart of the music right - the vocals - and that's what makes The Beatles FUN to listen to
  • 100% Lennon-McCartney originals: "Decades after its original release, its punchy blend of propulsive rhythms, jangly guitars, and infectious, singalong melodies is remarkably fresh." AMG 5 Stars (of course)
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Cream
Live Cream

  (Item #: creamlive_1803_1812) 

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


  • With excellent Double Plus sound (A++) or close to it from first note to last, this is a killer copy of Live Cream
  • Super lively and clear with the kind of bass that most pressings simply don't have in our experience
  • Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus, about as quiet as you're likely to find on an early UK pressing
  • 4 stars: "Foreground and background seem to dissolve as all three musicians take charge, using the full range of their instruments. And where Bruce goes with his bass, especially on "Sweet Wine," is every bit as rewarding as the places that Clapton's guitar takes us; and Ginger Baker's playing is a trip all its own. Performances like this single-handedly raised the stakes of musicianship in rock."
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Bob Dylan
Bringing It All Back Home

  (Item #: dylanbring_1808_1812) 

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


  • A superb copy of this Dylan classic with each side rating a solid Double Plus (A++)
  • Clean, clear and full-bodied with strong midrange presence and very little of the harshness that plagues most copies
  • 5 stars: "With Another Side of Bob Dylan, Dylan had begun pushing past folk, and 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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Elvis Presley
Fun In Acapulco

  (Item #: preslfunin_1808_1812) 

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


  • Stunning sound for this original black label RCA LP with Triple Plus (A+++) sound throughut
  • The overall sound here is super rich and full-bodied with excellent clarity and space throughout
  • This one has some condition issues (see below), so we're keeping the price down
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Joni Mitchell
Mingus

  (Item #: mitchmingu_1711_1812) 

Our Price: $149.99
Sale Price: $129.00 (You save $20.99 / 14%)


  • A stunning copy, with amazing nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on both sides
  • Rich, dynamic and natural sounding with more energy than almost every other copy we played
  • If you're a fan of Joni's more adventurous work you'll find a lot to like here
  • Herbie Hancock and some of Weather Report join Mingus in helping Joni bring these jazzy works to life
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Steely Dan
Aja

  (Item #: steelaja_1810_1812) 

Our Price: $179.99
Sale Price: $149.00 (You save $30.99 / 17%)


  • Killer Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - this pressing will show you a BIG, BOLD Aja you never knew existed
  • Punchy, full and smooth, with the kind of rhythmic energy that brings out the cool, jazzy funk that's at the heart of the album
  • A Top 100 album on an exceptionally lively pressing such as this - the Aja suite here is amazing
  • 4 1/2 stars: "With Aja, Walter Becker and Donald Fagen's obsession with sonic detail and fascination with composition reached new heights. A coolly textured and immaculately produced collection of sophisticated jazz-rock, Aja has none of the overt cynicism or self-consciously challenging music that distinguished previous Steely Dan records ... a shining example of jazz-rock at its finest. "
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Kate Bush
The Kick Inside

  (Item #: bush_kicki_1812) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A stunning sounding copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish and the first to ever hit the site!
  • Both sides are incredibly rich and full-bodied with lots of Tubey Magic, super present vocals and a huge bottom end
  • Fairly quiet vinyl throughout with both sides playing Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus or very close to it
  • "... the sound of an impressionable and highly precocious teenager spreading her wings for the first time... a mightily impressive debut." - All Music
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Kenny Burrell
God Bless The Child

  (Item #: burregodbl_1812) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Amazing sound from start to finish on this Shootout Winning TRIPLE TRIPLE (A+++) copy
  • One of our favorite CTI albums, and surely one of the best sounding, especially on this pressing
  • Credit goes to RVG once again for the huge space that the superbly well recorded orchestra occupies
  • AMG raves "This is Burrell at his level best as a player to be sure, but also as a composer and as a bandleader. Magnificent."
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Michael Jackson
Off The Wall

  (Item #: jacksoffth_1812) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two SUPERB sides each rating a Double Plus (A++ ) for this MJ classic, with some of the most heartfelt music he ever recorded
  • The sound is tubey rich, smooth, sweet and lively throughout - this is the way Off the Wall should sound - quiet vinyl too
  • After years of MJ shootouts, we've come to realize that this is unquestionably the best sounding Michael Jackson album of them all
  • "...this was his breakthrough, the album that established him as an artist of astonishing talent and a bright star in his own right." - 5 stars
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Deep Purple
Made In Japan

  (Item #: deeppmadei_1812) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This outstanding UK pressing earned solid Double Plus (A++) grades for sound or BETTER on all four sides
  • Surpisingly clean, undistorted sound for a live album, yet every bit as big and lively as a Hard Rockin' Live Album should be
  • In terms of Tubey Magic, richness and naturalness, Made In Japan might just be The Best Sounding Live Album of All Time
  • Rolling Stone: "They've done countless shows since in countless permutations, but they've never sounded quite this perfect."
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Cat Stevens
Teaser & The Firecat

  (Item #: stevetease_1812) 

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


  • This timeless Classic Folk Rock recording on the original A&M label offers superb Demo Disc Quality sound on both sides
  • With Double Plus (A++) grades this copy is guaranteed to rock your world with their richness, clarity, transparency and ENERGY
  • AMG 5 Stars and a Top 100 album - it just may be the Best Sounding record Cat Stevens ever made - quiet vinyl too
  • Tuesday’s Dead, Morning Has Broken, Bitterblue, Moonshadow, Peace Train - and that's just side two! What side of any album has five songs of such quality?
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Blondie
Autoamerican

  (Item #: blondautoa_1812) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • DEMO DISC Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides of this KILLER New Wave Pop record
  • This one was doing it all right -- cleaner, clearer, more full-bodied, more energy, and the list goes on
  • Pretty darn quiet throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "... they continued to expand their stylistic range, with greater success, at least on certain tracks, than they had on Eat to the Beat." - All Music
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Blood, Sweat & Tears
Blood, Sweat & Tears

  (Item #: bloodblood_1812) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An excellent original 360 pressing of "The Best Sounding Rock Recording Ever"
  • Both sides earned outstanding Double Plus (A++) sonic grades - this is surely Roy Halee's engineering masterpiece, and here's the kind of copy that makes our case
  • The sound is HUGE, rich, dynamic and POWERFUL - a permanent member of our Top 100 and a Demo Disc par excellence
  • 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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Paul McCartney & Wings
Wild Life

  (Item #: mccarwildl_1812) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Truly outstanding sound throughout for this UK copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • This one is doing it all right -- big, rich, full, with Tubey Magic, space and the list goes on
  • We think the critics and the Wild Life Haters are dead wrong about this album
  • This is some darn good McCartney music when you can hear it right, and our Hot Stampers deliver the goods
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Steely Dan
The Royal Scam

  (Item #: steelroyal_1812) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • Stunning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish - the GLORIOUS sound of the One True Royal Scam is back
  • This killer Shootout Winning copy has what you need for The Dan's hard-rockin' classic from 1976 - it's bursting with driving rhythmic energy and offers relatively smooth vocals
  • "Drummer Bernard "Pretty" Purdie lashes out the rolling grooves on most of the nine tracks, establishing the album's anxious feel, and Larry Carlton's jaw-dropping guitar work provides a running commentary to Fagen's strangulated vocals... These are not the sort of Steely Dan songs favored by smooth-jazz stations."
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The Beatles
Please Please Me

  (Item #: beatlpleas_1812) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Two excellent sides rating Double Plus (A++) or close to it for sonics - superb quality sound and fairly quiet vinyl too
  • We guarantee this pressing will be richer, livelier, cleaner and just more fun than virtually any copy you can find
  • 5 Stars and A Better Records Top 100 album, as well as our clear favorite of their first five releases
  • "The "evening with the band" feel makes Please Please Me a more coherent experience than other cover-heavy Beatles albums: Here other peoples' songs work not just as filler, but as markers for styles and effects the band admired and might return to as songwriters."
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Steppenwolf
Gold: Their Great Hits

  (Item #: steppgoldt_1810_1812) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • An oustanding sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • Both sides here are rockin' like crazy, with full-bodied, natural, smooth, tonally correct sound
  • Packed with Hits, including Born To Be Wild, Magic Carpet Ride, The Pusher, and more
  • 4 stars: "The term heavy metal was rightfully named for this band. Steppenwolf fused traditional rock and R&B with late '60s contemporary heaviness. "Born to Be Wild," their signature tune, has aged amazingly well. Aside from the song's power and performance, its engineering and production is stellar. This goes for most of Steppenwolf's catalog as well."
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Loggins & Messina
Mother Lode

  (Item #: loggimothe_1810_1812) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from first note to last, this was one of the better copies we played in our recent shootout
  • A surprisingly well-recorded album - with Demo Disc quality sound - and a personal favorite from way back
  • I can't recall another pop or rock recording that captures either the plucked energy or the harmonic nuances of the mandolin better
  • Never a band to find favor with the critics, even Allmusic had to concede that the album was "Elegantly, tastefully accomplished."
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Sarah Vaughan
After Hours

  (Item #: vaughafter_1810_1812) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last, this copy of After Hours put the living, breathing Divine One right between our speakers
  • With simple arrangements, featuring Mundell Lowe's guitar and George Duvivier's double bass, Vaughan's soulful voice can take center stage
  • This copy was pressed on exceptionally quiet vinyl - it plays as quietly as any copy we have ever heard
  • "...a quiet and intimate affair, with Vaughan more subtle than she sometimes was... some fine jazz singing."
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The Grateful Dead
Workingman's Dead

  (Item #: grateworki_1802_1812) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This excellent Green Label WB original pressing offers outstanding Tubey Magical Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Exceptionally QUIET vinyl for this title - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus - they don't come any cleaner than this
  • A Top 100 album, and a truly superb recording of the Dead at the peak of their creativity (along with American Beauty)
  • We love the amazingly big, rich, weighty bottom end found on the better pressings such as this one
  • 5 stars: "The lilting Uncle John's Band, their first radio hit, opens the record and perfectly summarizes its subtle, spare beauty; complete with a new focus on more concise songs and tighter arrangements, the approach works brilliantly."
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The Grateful Dead
Workingman's Dead

  (Item #: grateworki_1807_1812) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side two and a Double Plus (A++) side one, this copy was one of the best in our most recent shootout
  • A Top 100 album, and a truly superb recording of the Dead at the peak of their creativity (along with American Beauty)
  • We love the amazingly rich, weighty and huge bottom end found on the truly killer sides such as these
  • 5 stars in Allmusic: "The lilting Uncle John's Band, their first radio hit, opens the record and perfectly summarizes its subtle, spare beauty; complete with a new focus on more concise songs and tighter arrangements, the approach works brilliantly."
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Sergio Mendes
Stillness

  (Item #: mendestill_1806_1812) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this was one of the better copies we played in our recent shootout
  • If you are looking for killer sound, with music every bit as wonderful, look no further -- this is the record for you
  • Their Psych Masterpiece and a permanent member of our Top 100 list -- we're crazy about Sergio's Forgotten Psych Classic from 1970
  • "Stillness is the great sleeper album of Sergio Mendes' first A&M period." -- Allmusic
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Johnny Cash
The Fabulous Johnny Cash

  (Item #: cash_fabul_1812) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • An excellent sounding copy with Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish for Johnny Cash's first album for Columbia
  • Both sides are Tubey and clear, with plenty of energy and a lovely musical quality that's noticeably (and sadly) missing from most copies
  • Fabulous is very well recorded for a country album from 1958, and the material is consistently engaging
  • 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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John Coltrane
More Lasting Than Bronze

  (Item #: coltrmorel_1812_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This superb Prestige Two-Fer offer outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from top to bottom - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Compiled from two nearly complete Classic albums, Lush Life and Coltrane, this collection boasts masterful sound - thanks RVG!
  • Full-bodied, energetic, and tonally correct from top to bottom and, these pressings are guaranteed to bring Coltrane's music to life
  • "Rarely does a single performance uncover the essence of an artist with such aptness. The well-crafted melody is treated above all with dignity, which may be part of the reason it remains flawless."
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Foreigner
Double Vision

  (Item #: foreidoubl_1812) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • This outstanding copy of Foreigner's sophomore release boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end
  • If you own the Half-Speed or any modern reissue, you won't believe how much bigger, clearer and more energetic this pressing is
  • Keith Olsen produced and engineered - he's the man behind the amazing sound of Buckingham/Nicks and Fleetwood Mac (1975)
  • 4 Stars: "Foreigner promptly followed up its blockbuster debut with the equally successful Double Vision LP in 1978, which featured the FM mega-hits "Hot Blooded" and the driving title track."
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Gregg Allman
Laid Back

  (Item #: allmalaidb_1812) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this was one of the better copies we played in our recent shootout - Quiet vinyl too!
  • We were surprised at how well recorded the album is, dramatically better than the Allmans' album from the same year, Brothers and Sisters
  • Full-bodied and Tubey Magical, with especially smooth, present vocals on side two, this is the sound we love at Better Records
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Recorded in the same year as the Brothers and Sisters album, this solo debut release is a beautiful amalgam of R&B, folk, and gospel sounds, with the best singing on any of Gregg Allman's solo releases."
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Cowboy Junkies
The Trinity Session

  (Item #: cowbotrini_1812) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An outstanding copy of the band's sophomore release, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • Both sides have superb sound for one of the most problematical records in the history of audiophile recordings
  • More open, present and balanced than most of the copies we played, with plenty of hard driving country rock energy
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Who says you can't make a great record in one day — or night, as the case may be?"
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Johnny Cash
At San Quentin

  (Item #: cash_atsan_1711_1812) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A vintage 360 pressing of a legendary live album, this copy earned Hot Stamper grades on both sides
  • We had a blast listening to this album; Cash's banter between the songs is practically as good as the music itself
  • So many great songs: Wanted Man, I Walk the Line, San Quentin, A Boy Named Sue, Folsom Prison Blues and more
  • 5 stars: "...listen to 'A Boy Named Sue,' ... rescued by the wild-eyed, committed performance by Cash, where it sounds like he really was set on murdering that son of a bitch who named him Sue. He sounds that way throughout the record... "
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Gerry Mulligan Quartet
Spring Is Sprung

  (Item #: mullisprin_1812) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This copy of Mulligan's superb sounding and Hard To Find 1963 release boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last - quiet vinyl too
  • This pressing managed to find the ideal tonal balance - it's clean and clear yet rich and sweet
  • Quincy Jones was the Musical Director, and Phil Ramone made sure the album would be exceptionally well-recorded
  • 4 Stars: "Mulligan and Brookmeyer always seem to stimulate one another's playing to a high level, and this album is no exception. The group gets into a swinging groove right away with its updated treatment of a Count Basie favorite, 'Jive at Five,' followed by Mulligan's brisk yet intricate jazz waltz 'Four for Three.'"
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Pretenders
Pretenders II

  (Item #: pretepreteII_1809_1812) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish for The Pretenders' second album - quiet vinyl too
  • The right original British pressings are an audiophile dream when they have this kind of punchy bass and pile-driving energy
  • Bill Price engineered and Chris Thomas produced, brilliantly of course - you know them from the Sex Pistols' debut and The Clash's London Calling
  • 4 stars: "What's more the unique American voice of Hynde matched with the tribal beat of Martin Chambers and spangly guitar of Honeyman-Scott was as close to perfect as a band could get in the late 70s."
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The Moody Blues
Seventh Sojourn

  (Item #: moodyseven_1809_1812) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This outstanding copy of The Moody Blues' 1972 release earned solid Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides
  • The sound is clean, clear and full-bodied with excellent vocal presence and big, rich choruses - this is a good one, folks
  • Great sound isn't easy to come by for the Moody Blues -- it takes a lot of copies to find sound like this
  • The Moodies' biggest success on the American charts - I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock & Roll Band) is the killer hit from the album
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The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones

  (Item #: rollirolli_1810_1812) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • You'll find outstanding nearly Triple Plus (A++) sound - close to our Shootout Winner - on this vintage pressing of The Stones' 1964 release
  • Both sides of this Red Label British Decca Mono are doing it right - they're big, rich and fairly tonally correct
  • This is the real, honest sound of the early, early Stones - it is what it is, and trying to fix it will almost surely ruin what's good about it
  • "Set against the dependency on covers and the inexperienced vocalist, however, is a truly cooking and imaginative band. Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman provide a brawny frame for the intermeshing guitars of Richards and Brian Jones as the ensemble lovingly deliver some of their favourite shots of rhythm ‘n’ blues." - BBC
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The Rolling Stones
Undercover

  (Item #: rolliunder_1807_1812) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding copy of Undercover, with solid Double Plus (A++) grades for sound on both sides
  • This pressing is bigger and fuller, with more space and more energy than anything you have ever heard, guaranteed
  • Plays on relatively quiet vinyl for any vintage Stones album - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • "As the Rolling Stones' most ambitious album since Some Girls, Undercover is a weird, wild mix of hard rock, new wave pop, reggae, dub, and soul."
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The Rolling Stones
Between The Buttons

  (Item #: rollibetwe_1808_1812) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An outstanding copy with Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER 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 copy 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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Tony Bennett & Count Basie
Strike Up The Band

  (Item #: bennestrik_1812) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on this Emus pressing of Count Basie and Tony Bennett's 1959 classic collaboration
  • The originals we have played are uniformly horrible sounding compared to these wonderful reissues - the tonality here is Right On The Money
  • 4 1/2 stars: "... the pairing between Bennett and Basie remains impressive. The band raves through tunes like "With Plenty Of Money And You," and Bennett matches them, drawing strength from the bravura arrangements, while band and singer achieve a knowing tenderness on "Growing Pains." This is an album well worth owning..."
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John Lennon
Imagine

  (Item #: lennoimagi_1812) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound throughout - this was one of the better copies to emerge from our most recent shootout
  • These superb UK pressings are rich, weighty and oh-so-tubey - it took us a long time to find stampers like these
  • Two of our favorite engineers worked their magic on this recording - our thanks go to Eddie Offord and Shelly Yakus
  • 5 stars: "A remarkable collection of songs that Lennon would never be able to better again."
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The Allman Brothers
The Allman Brothers

  (Item #: allmaallma_1812) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent copy with seriously good Double Plus (A++) grades or close to them
  • The sound is clean, clear and open with the kind of fat bottom end that brings this Blues Rock to life
  • Exceptionally quiet -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout - they don't come quieter
  • 4 1/2 stars: "This might be the best debut album ever delivered by an American blues band, a bold, powerful, hard-edged, soulful essay in electric blues with a native Southern ambience. There isn't a bad song here, and only the fact that the group did even better the next time out keeps this from getting the highest possible rating."
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Fleetwood Mac
Greatest Hits

  (Item #: fleetgreat_1812) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding original British pressing with solid Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • Rich and energetic with tons of Analog Tubey Magic, you will be shocked at how good these songs sound here
  • Peter Green is hands down our favorite British Blues Guitarist of All Time - this record will show you why
  • 4 1/2 stars: "... a well-chosen, concise 12-song best-of covering the Peter Green era."
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Jennifer Warnes
Famous Blue Raincoat

  (Item #: warnefamou_1812) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An absolutely magical copy, with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • 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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Hampton Hawes
Vol 2: The Trio

  (Item #: hawesvol2t_1812) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this was one of the better copies we played in our recent shootout
  • Made from '55/'56 mono tapes, this is everything that's good about '50s mono recordings - quiet vinyl too
  • Some of the best sound and the best music we have heard on any Hampton Hawes album - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • 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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Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin I

  (Item #: ledze1_1808_1812) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A very impressive copy of Zep's amazing debut, rating Double Plus (A++) on both sides; fairly quiet vinyl too - this pressing will be very hard to beat
  • 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 Allmusic: "Taking the heavy, distorted electric blues of Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, and Cream to an extreme"
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Dexter Gordon
One Flight Up

  (Item #: gordoonefl_1812) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With two outstanding Double Plus (A++) sides, this was one of the better copies we played in our most recent shootout
  • With its presence, clarity, space and timbral accuracy, this is guaranteed to be one of the best sounding jazz records you've heard
  • One of our very favorite Blue Notes for both music and sound, a Dexter Gordon Classic of soulful hard bop
  • Turn it up good and loud and it's as if you are right up front at one of the best '60s jazz concerts imaginable
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Tears For Fears
The Hurting

  (Item #: tearshurti_1812) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This killer British pressing boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • Classic tracks like Mad World, Pale Shelter, and Change have stood the test of time - they're played in TFF's concerts to this day (we saw them just a few months back)
  • Forget the dubby domestic pressing - with top quality Hot Stamper sound, this copy is sure to trounce anything you've ever heard
  • 4 1/2 stars: "...powerful pieces of music, beautifully executed in an almost minimalist style...an exquisite sonic painting sweeping the listener up in layers of pulsing synthesizers, acoustic guitar arpeggios, and sheets of electronic sound..."
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Ornette Coleman
Tomorrow Is The Question

  (Item #: colemtomor_1812) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • An outstanding copy of Coleman's sophomore release, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • Our Contemporary Yellow Label Stereo LP here has have breathy, full-bodied brass and lots of tight, well-defined bass
  • There’s plenty of extension on the top end, which results in excellent transparency and clarity
  • 4 stars: "...this is one of the things that came to define Ornette -- his willingness to let simplicity and its bright colors and textures confound not only other players and listeners, but also him too."
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
4 Way Street

  (Item #: crosb4ways_1802_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Consistently outstanding sound for CSN&Y's classic live double album, with all four sides earning Double Plus (A++) grades or better and playing fairly quietly
  • This live album gives you the "naked" sound of the real thing - the real voices and the real guitars and the real everything else, in a way that would never happen again
  • Their brilliant engineer, Bill Halverson, worked his magic here, but only the best pressings let his genius shine the way this one does
  • Rolling Stone raves that "Crosby, Stills. Nash, and Young are all performers of unquestionable talent, and mostly because they stay out of each others' way, 4 Way Street must surely be their best album to date."
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Deja Vu

  (Item #: crosbdejav_1811) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • A stunning Shootout Winning copy that is guaranteed to blow your mind - each side rates a Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it
  • The sound is MAGNIFICENT- 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
  • 5 stars: "One of the most hotly awaited second albums in history, Deja Vu lived up to its expectations and rose to number one on the charts... Déjà Vu worked as an album, a product of four potent musical talents who were all ascending to the top of their game coupled with some very skilled production, engineering, and editing."
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Peter Frampton
Frampton Comes Alive

  (Item #: frampframpton_comes_1804_1811) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • All four sides of this double album earned Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER for their Big, Bold Live Rock sound - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Mixed and mastered so that the guitar solos soar the way they do in live music -- what a thrill it is to hear them finally sounding the way they should
  • A killer copy like this one is a potent reminder of why we all went so crazy for this album back in the '70s - I did anyway
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic, who agree with us that many tracks here are "much more inspired, confident, and hard-hitting than the studio versions."
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The Allman Brothers
... At Fillmore East

  (Item #: allmaatfil_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With four seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, 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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Simon and Garfunkel
Sounds of Silence

  (Item #: simonsound_1811) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Two very good sounding sides, earning Double Plus (A++) sonic grades or very close to them - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Forget that critical listening stuff and just notice that these hot copies are simply more relaxed, musical and involving
  • Although the rock tracks come to life and really do sound good, the Tubey Magical folkie tracks are the real reason to play the album
  • "A work of finely expressed folk. It’s arguably the duo’s big breakout, a crossover success with some handsome hits." COS
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Simon & Garfunkel
Wednesday Morning 3 A.M.

  (Item #: simonwedne_1811) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Rating a solid Double Plus (A++) for sound, this early 360 stereo pressing is outstanding from first note to last
  • It's clean, clear, open and spacious with lovely breathy vocals and plenty of Columbia Tubey Magic
  • You won't find this kind of transparency or clarity on the typical vintage pressing, and the red label reissues are completely hopeless
  • Their one true Folk Duo album, featuring the original version of The Sound Of Silence
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Ray Charles
Sweet & Sour Tears

  (Item #: charlsweet_1804_1811) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • You'll find stunning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides of this Shootout Winning 1964 pressing
  • This vintage stereo pressing is the only way to hear these classic songs sound rich, powerful and free from coloration
  • A concept album filled with an eclectic collection of themed music, this release showcases Charles' innovative approach to recording
  • "...One is almost tempted to think that Charles was toying with audience expectations by mixing unabashedly sentimental slow tunes with the far more bluesy, satisfying, and upbeat numbers, such as his surprisingly brassy, punchy treatment of "Cry Me a River.""
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The Kinks
Kinda Kinks

  (Item #: kinkskinda_1811) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This superb copy of The Kinks' sophomore release earned Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER on both sides
  • This Pink and Green Reprise original MONO pressing is lively, balanced and vibrant, with a healthy dose of the Tubey Magical Richness the Kinks' recordings need in order to sound the way they should
  • 4 1/2 stars: "...this album showcased a much more sophisticated sound... it also put them right in the front of the British Invasion pack for seriousness and complexity, out in front of where the Beatles or almost any of the competition were in early 1965..."
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Bernard Herrmann / Citizen Kane & Other Classic Film Scores

  (Item #: herrmcitiz_1811) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • You'll find Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides of this outstanding copy of the Citizen Kane Suite - one of the better pressings to hit the site in many years
  • The brass is huge on Citizen Kane, with accurate timbre - side two offers rich strings and a powerful, weighty piano for the Concerto Macabre
  • By far the single best Bernard Herrmann disc we know of - A Must Own for any serious audiophile
  • After playing records for 50+ years this is still some of the most emotionally moving music I've ever heard
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Diana Ross and the Supremes
Let The Sunshine In

  (Item #: supreletth_1811_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A superb sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Both sides are are clean, clear and lively with a nice extended top end
  • " Ross is in excellent form throughout, and the arrangements reach for the lush side of soul, which would become her trademark as a solo artist." - All Music
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Cream
Wheels of Fire

  (Item #: creamwheel_1811_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This outstanding copy of Wheels of Fire earned a total of 8.5 stars, with nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sides one and two, followed by solid Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on sides three and four
  • Huge and rich, with prodigious amounts of low end and hard-rockin' energy - good luck finding another that sounds this good or plays this quietly
  • For '60s power trio, you just can't do much better than the live material on this very album
  • White Room, Sitting On Top Of The World, Politician, Born Under A Bad Sign -- this is the very essence of British Blues Rock
  • "In almost every regard, Wheels of Fire is a terrific showcase for Clapton as a guitarist, especially on the first side of the live album with "Crossroads," a mighty encapsulation of all of his strengths."
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The Who
Who’s Next

  (Item #: who__whosn_1811_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from first note to last on this UK Decca pressing
  • Exceptionally rich, lively and present with a strong bottom, this is a hard rockin' Who's Next like you will not believe
  • Talk about whomp - here's the kind of record that rewards a system with a killer bottom end and the ability to play at loud levels
  • 5 stars in Allmusic, a Top 100 Title, and without question The Who's One True Rock Masterpiece
  • "...there's anger and sorrow, humor and regret, passion and tumult, all wrapped up in a blistering package where the rage is as affecting as the heartbreak."
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The Greg Allman Band
Playin' Up A Storm

  (Item #: allmaplayi_1811_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding copy boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Both sides here are big and full with wonderfully rich and present vocals, a huge bottom end and lots of big rock energy
  • "Playin' Up a Storm is a well-made, expertly performed set of blues-rock, soul-pop, and straight-ahead rock & roll ...the thing that makes it one of Allman's best solo efforts is the terrific performances. Not only is he in fine voice, delivering each song with conviction, but his supporting band - featuring such luminaries as Dr. John and Bill Payne - is sterling."
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Pink Floyd
Piper at the Gates of Dawn

  (Item #: pinkfpiper_1811) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An outstanding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from start to finish - fairly quiet vinyl too!
  • Both sides of this UK import are big, full-bodied, and full of the Tubey Magic that lets the early Floyd sound the way it should
  • Based on our extensive experience, it's highly unlikely any (pricey!) original can touch this later pressing
  • 5 stars: "...successfully captures both sides of psychedelic experimentation — the pleasures of expanding one’s mind and perception, and an underlying threat of mental disorder and even lunacy... One of the best psychedelic albums of all time."
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Otis Redding
The Dock of the Bay

  (Item #: reddidocko_1811) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side two and a superb Double Plus (A++) side one, this copy will be very hard to beat
  • A well-recorded album, with sound that's exceptionally big, rich and smooth yet still clean, clear and spacious
  • "...this is an impossible record not to love ... Cropper chose his tracks well, selecting some of the strongest and most unusual among the late singer's orphaned songs... No one could complain about the album then, and it still holds more than four decades later."
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Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Swings Brightly With Nelson

  (Item #: fitzgellaswingb_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent early stereo copy with Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides - quiet vinyl too
  • Exceptionally lovely All Tube sound from 1961, with a huge, rich orchestra conducted by the legendary Nelson Riddle
  • Fitzgerald's performance on this album won her the Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, her 7th Grammy
  • "The singer has rarely sounded better than during this period. Fitzgerald sticks mostly to familiar standards and is particularly memorable on 'Don't Be That Way,' 'What Am I Here For,' 'I'm Gonna Go Fishin',' and 'I Won't Dance.'"
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Prince
1999

  (Item #: princ1999_1811) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • An outstanding copy of Prince's breakthrough album, with Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it from start to finish
  • A lively, rich pressing, with plenty of punchy bass, a nicely extended top and a huge three-dimensional soundfield
  • Packed with hits - Little Red Corvette, Delirious, 1999 - and they are all rockin' like crazy here
  • 5 stars: "Where his earlier albums had been a fusion of organic and electronic sounds, 1999 was constructed almost entirely on synthesizers by Prince himself... the result is a stunning display of raw talent..."
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Frank Sinatra
Come Swing With Me!

  (Item #: sinatcomes_1811) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • This outstanding Capitol stereo pressing boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • On this superb pressing you'll hear Billy May's arrangements - just brass, no strings or winds - blasting behind Sinatra like never before
  • This was Sinatra's final swing session with Capitol and on a pressing as good as this one you can tell he and the band are having a blast
  • Allmusic: "...his intense, speedy energy gives the album an edge that distinguishes the record... it [has] enough genuine gems to make it necessary."
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Bob Dylan
Blood On The Tracks

  (Item #: dylanblood_1811) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • With Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides this is an outstanding Blood on the Tracks from start to finish - quiet vinyl too
  • For musical, un-hyped acoustic guitars and vocals, the sound of this album is tough to beat in Dylan's catalog
  • The better copies are rich, warm, tubey and full-bodied - in other words, they are what's good about vintage analog
  • 5 stars: "...it's an affecting, unbearably poignant record, not because it's a glimpse into his soul, but because the songs are remarkably clear-eyed and sentimental, lovely and melancholy at once."
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Jeff Beck
Wired

  (Item #: beck_wired_1809_1811) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • An incredible sounding copy of Jeff Beck's third solo effort with a Triple Plus (A+++) side one and a Double Plus (A++) side two
  • Both sides here are big and full with a punchy bottom end and driving jazz/rock energy, all of which are key to the best sounding copies
  • Wired, the sequel to the hugely successful Blow by Blow, was produced by Sir George Martin and mixed by Geoff Emerick
  • "Within a two-year span, the twin towers Blow by Blow and Wired set a standard for instrumental rock that even Beck has found difficult to match. On Wired, with first-rate material and collaborators on hand, one of rock's most compelling guitarists is in top form."
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David Bowie
Diamond Dogs

  (Item #: bowiediamo_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from start to finish - this UK pressing will show you a Diamond Dogs you had no idea existed, yet here it is
  • One of the better copies from our most recent shootout (especially on the first side) - the sound is big, full, lively and spacious with hard-rockin' energy to spare
  • It's ridiculously tough to find even passable sound for this album - we guarantee you'll be blown away by this pressing
  • Great songs including the title track, Rebel Rebel, 1984, Sweet Thing, Big Brother, Rock & Roll With Me and more
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Simon & Garfunkel
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme

  (Item #: simonparsl_1811) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • An outstanding original pressing with two Double Plus (A++) sides or BETTER - a remarkably good sounding copy
  • This Columbia 360 is open, spacious, and transparent, with breathy vocals and low levels of spit (the result of clean cutting)
  • A Demo Disc for Tubey Magical voices and guitars, as well as a longtime Better Records Top 100 album
  • 4 1/2 stars Allmusic: "[I]t is an achievement akin to the Beatles' Revolver or the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds album, and just as personal and pointed as either of those records at their respective bests."
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The Rolling Stones
Some Girls

  (Item #: rollisomeg_1811) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A KILLER copy of the Stones' last great album with Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • 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 Shootout Winning 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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The Rolling Stones
Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!

  (Item #: rolligetye_1811_1) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • You'll find Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the first; quiet vinyl too!
  • This vintage UK pressing has the power to put you in the middle of the Stones concert of a lifetime
  • Live rock and roll doesn't get much more real sounding or more fun than this - it's the only Must Own Stones live album we know of
  • In Rolling Stone's review of the album, critic Lester Bangs said, "I have no doubt that it's the best rock concert ever put on record."
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Country Joe and The Fish
I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin-To-Die

  (Item #: countifeel_1811_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it on both sides - As Good As It Gets in our experience
  • The best pressings with this label (you'll find out when the record arrives!) are the biggest, most open, most clear, and the least compressed, which makes them especially energetic and fun
  • Finding clean copies of Country Joe's albums is no walk in the park, but here's one, and it sounds great too
  • AMG: "Country Joe & the Fish's second album, "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die", is quite similar to their first in its organ-heavy psychedelia with Eastern-influenced melodic lines..."
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Tom Waits
Rain Dogs

  (Item #: waitsraind_1811_2) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A superb sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides - quiet vinyl too!
  • Both sides here are super big, rich, full-bodied and lively with lots of deep punchy bass
  • "The music is bony and menacingly beautiful... it's quirky near-pop, the all-pro instrumentation pushing Waits' not-so-melodic but surprisingly flexible vocals out front, where his own peculiar freak flag, his big heart and his romantic optimism gloriously fly." - Rolling Stone
  • "Much of the music matches the earlier album [Swordfishtrombones], and there is so much of it that that is enough to qualify Rain Dogs as one of Waits' better albums."
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Captain Beefheart
Clear Spot

  (Item #: captaclear_1811) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • This outstanding pressing boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • One of the better copies of Clear Spot to hit the site in recent years - no question about it, this is his Masterpiece!
  • Produced by Ted Templeman, Clear Spot is one of Beefheart's most accessible albums and, IMHO, his best
  • 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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Kris Kristofferson
Jesus Was A Capricorn

  (Item #: kristjesus_1811) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding copy Kris' 4th album, with solid Double Plus (A++)sound from first note to last
  • It's richer, fuller, more musical and more natural - Kristofferson's breathy voice is reproduced with a solidity and immediacy that's not easy to find
  • The vocals sound particularly nice on this copy - rich, warm and full, just as they should
  • "Both album and single went gold, giving Kristofferson his greatest success as a recording artist."
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Frank Sinatra
Ring-A-Ding-Ding!

  (Item #: sinatringa_1811_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish on this superb copy of Sinatra's inaugural release for his new label, Reprise
  • Both sides are exceptionally spacious and three-dimensional, as well as relaxed and full-bodied - this is the way Sinatra on record should sound
  • "The title track was written especially for Sinatra by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen. And that song reflects the brassy, swaggering feeling of the record -- even the ballads are arrogant and self-confident."
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