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Stevie Wonder
Innervisions

  (Item #: wondeinner_1902) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • With two outstanding Double Plus (A++) sides, this is an all around killer pressing
  • This Stevie Wonder classic is one of the funkiest discs money can buy, but you will need a copy like this one to prove it
  • You need richness, warmth, Tubey Magic, and clarity, and here you will find a healthy dose of all four
  • "Stevie Wonder applied his tremendous songwriting talents to the unsettled social morass that was the early '70s and produced one of his greatest, most important works, a rich panoply of songs addressing drugs, spirituality, political ethics, and what looked to be the failure of the '60s dream -- all set within a collection of charts as funky and catchy as any he'd written before."
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Phil Manzanera
Diamond Head

  (Item #: manzadiamo_1902) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This superb pressing of Phil Manzanera's debut album boasts Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from start to finish
  • Two stunning sides - Demo Disc quality sound barely begins to describe the size and power of this recording
  • This album is an amazing SONIC BLOCKBUSTER, with sound that will positively leap out of your speakers
  • A shockingly well-recorded album from the ultra-talented Rhett Davies - this is his Engineering Masterpiece
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The Beatles
Rubber Soul

  (Item #: beatlrubbe_1902) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • You'll find insanely good Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from first note to last on this UK pressing, just barely beat out by our recent shootout winner - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • We guarantee you've never heard Drive My Car, Norwegian Wood, Nowhere Man and Michelle sound better - and that's just side one
  • A Better Records Rock & Pop Top 100 Title, 5 Stars on Allmusic, and a Must Own Folk Rock Masterpiece
  • "The lyrics represented a quantum leap in terms of thoughtfulness, maturity, and complex ambiguities. Musically, too, it was a substantial leap forward, with intricate folk-rock arrangements that reflected the increasing influence of Dylan and the Byrds."
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Eagles
The Long Run

  (Item #: eaglelongr_1902) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Stunning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides, making this one of the best sounding copies of The Long Run you could ask for
  • This pressing is head and shoulders above the pack, with the kind of big, punchy, full-bodied sound this music absolutely demands
  • The best songs - and only the best songs - prove that the Eagles were still at the height of their powers
  • "The Long Run is a chilling and altogether brilliant evocation of Hollywood's nightly Witching Hour, that nocturnal feeding frenzy first detailed by Warren Zevon on his haunting Asylum debut (Warren Zevon, 1976) and the equally powerful Excitable Boy." Rolling Stone
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Oscar Peterson
Plays The Jimmy McHugh Song Book

  (Item #: peterplays_jimmy_1902) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This superb Oscar Peterson album boasts a Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) side one and an outstanding Double Plus (A++) side two - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The piano has heft, the drums are big, and everything is relaxed and natural - this copy is doing pretty much what we want a top quality '50s Peterson album to do
  • Songs you know well - I'm In The Mood For Love; On The Sunny Side Of The Street; I Can't Give You Anything But Love, etc.
  • The last in the "Oscar Peterson Plays" series - Oscar puts his sublime touches to these timeless Jimmy McHugh classics
  • "[Peterson's] sound was consistently classy and first rate here, as it was for his entire career... impeccable taste and technique and the best songs out there..."
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Tom Petty
Hard Promises

  (Item #: pettyhardp_1902) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • An impressive copy of this 1981 release, with stunning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too*
  • Recorded at Sound City, home to some of the greatest analog sound ever recorded
  • 4 1/2 stars: "...filled with great songwriting, something that's as difficult to achieve as a distinctive sound... The Waiting became the best-known song on the record, but there's no discounting A Woman in Love, Nightwatchman, Kings Road, and The Criminal Kind, album tracks that would become fan favorites... it has a tremendous set of songs and a unified sound that makes it one of Petty's finest records."
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Fleetwood Mac
Tusk

  (Item #: fleettusk_1902) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • A MONSTER pressing that simply cannot be beat - all four sides earned our highest sonic grade of Triple Plus (A+++)
  • The sound is Demo Disc Quality on the more highly produced tracks, of which there are plenty spread over the two discs
  • The power of the bottom end is especially impressive on all four sides (and John McVie kills it on bass!)
  • 5 stars: "Because of its ambitions, Tusk failed to replicate the success of its two predecessors ... yet it earned a dedicated cult audience of fans of twisted, melodic pop." Twisted melodic pop? Sign me up!
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Joni Mitchell
Court and Spark

  (Item #: mitchcourt_1902) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A stunning sounding copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side and Double Plus (A++) sound on the second
  • The sound is rich, warm and natural with wonderful transparency, ambience and loads of Tubey Magic
  • One of our very favorite Joni albums here at Better Records, and probably her Best Sounding Album
  • "[A] remarkably deft fusion of folk, pop, and jazz ... the music is smart, smooth, and assured from the first note to the last." - AMG 5 Stars
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America
Homecoming

  (Item #: amerihomec_1902) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A stunning copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides - the first such copy we've found in almost two years (!)
  • This is a simply wonderful Green Label original pressing - big, rich and Tubey Magical with excellent transparency and breathy harmony and lead vocals
  • Some of the most tubey and warm acoustic guitar reproduction you could ever ask for - this is the sound of real analog!
  • Ventura Highway sounds amazing here, as does everything else; it's a Demo Disc for acoustic guitars and vocals
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R.E.M.
Fables of the Reconstruction

  (Item #: rem__fable_1901) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Superb sound throughout with both sides earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades
  • The overall sound here is incredibly clean, clear and full-bodied with a huge bottom end and plenty of energy
  • "... the group does demonstrate considerable musical growth, particularly in how perfectly it evokes the strange rural legends of the South. And many of the songs on the record -- including "Feeling Gravitys Pull," "Maps and Legends," "Green Grow the Rushes," "Auctioneer (Another Engine)," and the previously mentioned pair -- rank among the group's best." - All Music
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R.E.M.
Reckoning

  (Item #: rem__recko_1807_1902) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • A superb copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from the first note to the last
  • "Reckoning runs through a set of ten jangle pop songs that are different not only in sound but in style from the debut. Where Murmur was enigmatic in its sound, Reckoning is clear, which doesn't necessarily mean that the songs themselves are straightforward. Michael Stipe continues to sing powerful melodies without enunciating, but the band has a propulsive kick that makes the music vital and alive... the songwriting is more direct and memorable than before..." - All Music
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Duke Ellington
Ellington '66

  (Item #: ellinellin_1902) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Insanely good shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound throughout and the first copy to ever hit the site!
  • Both sides here are incredibly clean, clear, spacious and dynamic with a solid bottom end and plenty of energy
  • This Grammy award winning title features Ellington performing some of the biggest pop hits of the day: Red Roses For a Blue Lady, I Want to Hold Your Hand, All My Loving, and more
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George Shearing Quintet
Latin Rendezvous

  (Item #: shearlatin_1902) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Latin Rendezvous makes its Hot Stamper debut with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Clean, clear and dynamic, this copy has huge amounts of bass and tremendous space around the keyboards and percussion
  • A wonderful Latin jazz collection, with the unbeatable combination of the quintet's "celebrated piano-vibes, liltingly embellished by Latin percussion and occasional flute"
  • "In this collection, you'll find Latin at its most alluring, as a musical language interpreted by Shearing."
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Elvis Presley
Something For Everybody

  (Item #: preslsomet_1902) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This outstanding copy boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from beginning to end
  • If you want to know just how rich, spacious, natural and Tubey Magical even a reissue Elvis record can sound, here's your chance to find out
  • Recorded partly in Nashville by the brilliant Bill Porter, and with the Jordanaires singing backup, what's not to like?
  • "...his voice is better than ever, and this is reflected in the arrangements, most of which are closer in spirit to the finely crafted pop symphonies of Roy Orbison than they are to any of Presley's earlier work." --Allmusic
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Gerry Mulligan
Gerry Mulligan '63

  (Item #: mulligerry_1902) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This original Verve stereo pressing has KILLER sound throughout with both sides rating a Triple Plus (A++) or close to it
  • Both sides here were out of this world -- clean, clear and full-bodied with TONS of Tubey Magic and plenty of extension on both ends
  • "With originals by Bob Brookmeyer, Gary McFarland and the baritonist/leader (in addition to the standards "Little Rock Getaway" and "My Kind of Love"), this is a high-quality if rather brief program. Trumpeter Clark Terry and guitarist Jim Hall co-star with Mulligan in the solo department. It is a pity that this orchestra could not prosper; all five of its recordings are worth getting." - All Music
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The Beatles
Rubber Soul

  (Item #: beatlrubbe_1811_1902) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding vintage UK pressing earned seriously good Double Plus (A++) grades for sound on both sides - lovely quiet vinyl too
  • We guarantee you've never heard Drive My Car, Norwegian Wood, Nowhere Man and Michelle sound better - and that's just side one!
  • A Better Records Rock & Pop Top 100 Title, 5 Stars on Allmusic, and a Must Own Folk Rock Masterpiece
  • "The lyrics represented a quantum leap in terms of thoughtfulness, maturity, and complex ambiguities. Musically, too, it was a substantial leap forward, with intricate folk-rock arrangements that reflected the increasing influence of Dylan and the Byrds."
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Peter Gabriel
So

  (Item #: gabriso_1801_1902) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Two outstanding Double Plus (A++) sides on exceptionally quiet vinyl - many consider this to be Peter Gabriel's best album and who are we to argue?
  • It's a Modern Classic no matter how you slice it, with so many songs you know well: Don't Give Up, Sledgehammer, Big Time, Mercy Street, Red Rain, In Your Eyes and more
  • You may be surprised how ANALOG this music can sound on the best copies - we guarantee you've never heard the album sound better
  • "Excellent albums followed, but the breathtaking So is the best introduction to a dazzling discography." Bruno MacDonald
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Count Basie
On My Way & Shoutin' Again

  (Item #: basieonmyw_1902) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Incredible shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it from start to finish
  • Both sides here are super clean, clear, lively and present with a nice bottom end and tons of space around the players
  • "A solid and worthwhile album that has been out of print for far too long, this will be a welcome addition to any Basie lover's collection, and comes highly recommended to anyone even mildly interested in excellent large-ensemble mainstream jazz." - All Music
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Paul Desmond
Take Ten

  (Item #: desmotaket_1902) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Paul Desmond's 1963 Cool Jazz Classic arrives with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • The brilliant Ray Hall engineered - anyone hearing this copy will understand exactly why we love to find his fabulous '60s recordings here at Better Records
  • Desmond joins forces here with Jim Hall, whose guitar stylings perfectly complement Paul's velvety sax tone
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Everyone wanted Desmond to come up with a sequel to the monster hit "Take Five"; and so he did, reworking the tune and playfully designating the meter as 10/8. Hence "Take Ten," a worthy sequel... There is not a single track here that isn't loaded with ingeniously worked out, always melodic ideas."
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Bee Gees
2 Years On

  (Item #: beege2year_1902) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • The Bee Gee's 1970 release makes its Hot Stamper debut with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound throughout
  • Tubey Magical, with strong midrange presence, the sound here is worlds away from the dubby domestic pressings sitting in the bins at your local record store
  • This album marked the musical reunion of the Gibb brothers, and the band returned with this "surprisingly hard-edged... more progressive" sound
  • 4 stars: "...[with 2 Years On] the Bee Gees suddenly found themselves right back in the thick of popular music, and as close to the cutting edge of pop/rock as they'd ever been."
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Miles Davis
Miles In The Sky

  (Item #: davismiles_in_1811_1902) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Miles Davis' 1968 release returns to the site with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound and exceptionally quiet vinyl (for an original)
  • This Columbia 360 LP boasts rich, full-bodied, clear sound with the space and three-dimensionality that we had trouble finding on later pressings - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Excellent sound courtesy of Arthur Kendy's and Frank Laico's engineering at the famed Columbia Studio B in NYC
  • Miles here is backed by his classic '60s All Star crew - Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter & Tony Williams
  • "...Miles Davis explicitly pushed his second great quintet away from conventional jazz, pushing them toward the jazz-rock hybrid that would later become known as fusion... intriguing music..."
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Eric Clapton
Just One Night

  (Item #: claptjusto_1902) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • One of the best copies from our recent shootout: Triple Plus (A+++) sound on sides one and two and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on sides three and four
  • This one is bigger, bolder, richer and more clean, clear and open than most of what we played - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Sure to be the best live Clapton sound you'll hear on vinyl - and the music is wonderful as well
  • 4 1/2 stars: "The most notable difference between Just One Night and Clapton's other live albums is his backing band. Led by guitarist Albert Lee, the group is a collective of accomplished professionals who have managed to keep some grit in their playing. They help push Clapton along, forcing him to spit out crackling solos throughout the album."
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Steely Dan
Can't Buy A Thrill

  (Item #: steelcantb_1902) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • An absolutely amazing sounding copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side and Double Plus (A++) on the second
  • SHOCKINGLY GOOD from start to finish -- big, bold and Tubey Magical, with guitars and vocals that will jump out of your speakers
  • "Walter Becker and Donald Fagen were remarkable craftsmen from the start, as Steely Dan's debut illustrates. Each song is tightly constructed, with interlocking chords and gracefully interwoven melodies, buoyed by clever, cryptic lyrics." -- Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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Santana
Santana (III)

  (Item #: santasant3_1902) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • With two stunning Triple Plus (A+++) sides, this copy finished top of the pile in our recent shootout
  • Amazing transparency - you hear into the huge, deep soundfield with almost nothing between you and the musicians
  • Surprising amounts of Tubey Magic -- some of the best sound this very well recorded band achieved in the studio
  • 4 1/2 stars: "This is essential Santana, a record that deserves to be reconsidered in light of its lasting abundance and vision."
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Gerry Mulligan
Jeru

  (Item #: mullijeru_1902) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This Black Print 360 original stereo pressing from 1962 put every other copy we played to shame; Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it throughout
  • Tubier, more transparent, more dynamic, with that "jumpin' out of the speakers' quality that only The Real Thing (an old record) ever has
  • Hard to imagine any reissue, vintage or otherwise, can beat the sound of this LP - we sure couldn't find one
  • "Jeru flawlessly swings with a relaxed, throbbing, positive life force."
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Sonny Rollins
Alternate Takes

  (Item #: rollialter_1901_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A superb sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • One of our favorite Sonny Rollins records for sound -- both sides here are super big, full-bodied and spacious
  • Exceptionally quiet throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • 4 1/2 stars in the AMG: "Hard-swinging and frequently superb."
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Paul Desmond & Gerry Mulligan
Two Of A Mind

  (Item #: desmotwoof_1901) 

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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The Rolling Stones
Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!

  (Item #: rolligetye_1806_1902) 

Our Price: $199.99
Sale Price: $169.99 (You save $30.00 / 15%)


  • 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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Dexter Gordon
Doin' Allright

  (Item #: gordodoina_1902) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This superb 1961 release by Dexter Gordon finally returns to the site, now with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER throughout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • These early sides are incredibly tubey - rich, full-bodied and warm - yet clear, lively and dynamic
  • A dynamic and energetic recording by Rudy Van Gelder that really jumps on a copy that sounds as good as this one does
  • 4 stars: "Gordon's Blue Note recordings (of which this was the first) led to his rediscovery.... a strong set of music..."
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Wynton Kelly Trio & Sextet
Kelly Blue

  (Item #: kellykelly_1902) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Wynton Kelly's hard-to-find second album finally makes its debut, with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides
  • A superb pressing, with lovely richness and warmth, good space and separation between the instruments and real immediacy throughout
  • Kelly brings in jazz greats Nat Adderley, Bobby Jaspar, and Benny Golson, as well as several of his bandmates from Miles Davis' sextet, including Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Kelly was renowned as an accompanist, but as he shows on a set including three of his originals and four familiar standards... A fine example of his talents."
  • "Wynton Kelly demonstrates once again why he has been a major influence in the history of jazz piano."
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Sammy Davis Jr.
Sings The Big One For Young Lovers

  (Item #: davissings_1902) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • 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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Al Green
Green Is Blues

  (Item #: greengreen_1902) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This Al Green classic finally arrives on the site with unbelievable Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • Exceptionally spacious and three-dimensional on both sides, as well as relaxed and full-bodied - this pressing handily beat every other copy we played
  • A superb collaboration between Al and Willie Mitchell, whose brilliant and skillful production elevated Al's soulful music to new heights
  • "[Green] sang with the conviction and talent that provided the final component in an artistically and commercially satisfying union." --Allmusic
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Sonny Rollins
The Standard Sonny Rollins

  (Item #: rollistand_1901) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • The Standard Sonny Rollins finally makes its Hot Stamper debut with killer Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from first note to last
  • With its presence, clarity, space and timbral accuracy, this is guaranteed to be one of the best sounding jazz records you've heard
  • Includes superstars like Herbie Hancock, Jim Hall, and Bob Cranshaw, who've lent their talents to some of the greatest jazz recordings of all time
  • "Like The Sound Of Sonny some eight years ago, here’s another classic standard album from The Saxophone Colossus that will remain as bright and timeless as ever."
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Styx
Equinox

  (Item #: styx_equin_1901_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A stunning sounding copy of the band's first A&M release, with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This superb original pressing is huge and rich, with prodigious amounts of bass, like no other copy you've heard
  • ""Equinox" would prove to be the last album from the original lineup of Styx. This would also be the band's first album for major label A&M and probably the album where the band really developed their signature sound, a mix of progressive rock, straight ahead pop, and arena style rock. "Equinox" is a must own album for Styx fans and remains one of the band's best works." Amazon Reviewer
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Simon & Garfunkel
Bookends

  (Item #: simonbooke_1812_1902) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An excellent 360 stereo pressing earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Our hottest copies have lovely midrange magic on the guitars and voices as well as plenty of studio ambience on most tracks, especially the simpler, more folky ones
  • An album that has become much tougher to come by, especially ones that play this well
  • Top 100, Five Stars - side two alone has four classics: Fakin' It, Mrs. Robinson, A Hazy Shade of Winter and At the Zoo
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Jeff Beck
Truth

  (Item #: beck_truth_1707_1902) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end for Beck's amazingly well recorded masterpiece - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Here is the Big Rock Sound and the kind of Powerful Rock Energy that we go crazy for here at Better Records
  • Really fun music - it's a blast to hear Rod Stewart fronting such a heavy rock band
  • Easily and by a wide margin the best sounding record Jeff Beck ever made - thanks Ken!
  • 5 Stars "...almost as groundbreaking and influential a record as the first Beatles, Rolling Stones, or Who albums."
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Steely Dan
The Royal Scam

  (Item #: steelroyal_1812_1902) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • 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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Steely Dan
Pretzel Logic

  (Item #: steelpretz_1806_1902) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • An excellent sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Clear, present and dynamic, with a punchy bottom end - you'd be hard pressed to find a better sounding copy
  • Becker and Fagen spared no effort in the recording of this album - the mix is PERFECTION
  • A Top 100 Album and our pick for The Best Sounding Steely Dan Recording of Them All
  • 5 stars; "Steely Dan made more accomplished albums than Pretzel Logic, but they never made a better one."
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Steely Dan
Can't Buy A Thrill

  (Item #: steelcantb_1809_1902) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Both sides of this Steely Dan classic earned seriously good Double Plus (A++) grades - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is big, bold and Tubey Magical, with guitars and vocals that will jump out of your speakers
  • After doing some shootouts recently we found the sound of this album a whole lot more to our liking than before
  • "Walter Becker and Donald Fagen were remarkable craftsmen from the start, as Steely Dan's debut illustrates. Each song is tightly constructed, with interlocking chords and gracefully interwoven melodies, buoyed by clever, cryptic lyrics."
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Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery
The Dynamic Duo

  (Item #: smithdynam_1811_1902) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades for sound or close to them, this is a wonderful vintage stereo pressing of a classic jazz collaboration from 1966 - exceptionally QUIET vinyl too (for a jazz record from this era)
  • Big, rich and lively, thanks to Oliver Nelson's arrangements (and RVG's engineering), this big group of top players is having a blast and we think you will too
  • 5 stars: "The romping, aggressive big band charts [represent] Oliver Nelson at his best... The results are incendiary -- a near-ideal meeting of yin and yang... They are an amazing pair, complementing each other, driving each other, using their bop and blues taproots to fuse together a sound."
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Elvis Costello
Punch The Clock

  (Item #: costepunch_1710_1902) 

Our Price: $199.99
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  • Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish - this is far and away the best sounding copy to ever hit the site
  • Two Costello classics are found on side one: Everyday I Write the Book, and Shipbuilding, with a heartbreaking trumpet solo by none other than Chet Baker himself
  • The bass and the horn sound are the two key elements to getting the right sound on this record, and they're both As Good As It Gets here (hence the Triple Plus)
  • "Elvis Costello ... remains the most consistently interesting songwriter in rock & roll, and there is evidence that a new, more emotionally generous sensibility may soon be present in his work." Rolling Stone
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Ray Charles
Ingredients In A Recipe For Soul

  (Item #: charlingre_1809_1902) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Insanely good sound throughout with both sides earning shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades
  • These sides are doing it all right -- richer, fuller, better bass, more Tubey Magic, and the list goes on!
  • "The high points are very high -- "Busted," his hit reworking of a composition by country songwriter Harlan Howard, is jazzy and tough, and one of his best early-'60s singles..."
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The Beatles
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

  (Item #: beatlsgtpe_1811_1901_) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • A stunning copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound from the first note to the last
  • Huge, spacious and detailed, with the Tubey Magic of a fresh tape, this is the way to hear Sgt. Pepper in all its analog glory
  • Most pressings - especially the new ones - have nothing approaching the Tubey Magic, space and energy of this LP
  • A Better Records Top 100 - "It's possible to argue that there are better Beatles albums, yet no album is as historically important as this."
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Leonard Cohen
Songs Of Leonard Cohen

  (Item #: cohensongs_of_leonard_1902) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An excellent copy with superb Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides - one of the few to hit the site in quite a while
  • Bigger, richer and clearer than most of what we played - intimate, breathy vocals are key to the better copies such as this one
  • Quiet vinyl on this mostly quiet music is a big help here - this one plays Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • 5 stars: "A breathtaking and perfect debut, Songs of Leonard Cohen marked the emergence of one of the most enduring, unique, and brilliant voices in popular music... A masterpiece of perversity and pain."
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Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie
Ella and Basie!

  (Item #: fitzgellaandbasie_1901) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • With a shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) side two and a solid Double Plus (A++) side one, this Verve stereo pressing came in way ahead of the pack
  • Ella is especially rich, Tubey Magical and breathy - this is the way she should sound, and that makes this copy a true Demo Disc
  • It's very difficult to get the vocals AND the brass to sound right on the same copy, but these two sides pulled it off
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Surprisingly enough this 1963 LP was the first time (other than a couple songs) that Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie recorded together. The match-up was so logical that it would be repeated many times over the next 20 years."
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The Beatles
With The Beatles

  (Item #: beatlwitht_1901_3) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • An incredible sounding copy, Triple Plus (A+++) from start to finish!
  • Superb space and immediacy, rich and (relatively) smooth and so Tubey Magical -- exactly the right sound for this music
  • So many great songs: Til There Was You, You've Really Got A Hold On Me, Devil In Her Heart...
  • Allmusic: "It was clear that, even at this early stage, the Beatles were rapidly maturing and changing, turning into expert craftsmen and musical innovators."
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Genesis
Nursery Cryme

  (Item #: genesnurse_1809_1902) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Am outstanding sounding copy with Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Both sides here super big, full-bodied, clean and clear with lots of energy and deep punchy bass; this will handily beat any other copy you've heard, especially the terrible Classic heavy vinyl version
  • "... these are the songs that showed what Genesis could do, and they still stand as pinnacles of what the band could achieve." - All Music
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Bad Company
Straight Shooter

  (Item #: badcostrai_1901_1) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • An outstanding copy of Straight Shooter, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • If you're playing this one good and loud you'll feel like you're in the room with the boys as they kick out the jams
  • Take it from us, it is not easy to find a copy that's right, with size, clarity, balance and energy
  • 4 stars: "Vocalist and songwriter Paul Rodgers wrote two acoustic-based rock ballads that would live on forever in the annals of great rock history: 'Shooting Star' and the Grammy-winning 'Feel Like Makin' Love.'"
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Nat King Cole
Just One of Those Things

  (Item #: cole_justo_1901_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This outstanding vintage Stereo Capitol pressing earned solid Double Plus (A++) grades for sound on both sides
  • This is the sound we love at Better Records -- both sides are full-bodied and Tubey Magical, with especially smooth, present vocals
  • "Cole gives an assured, unhurried performance. And that's the point: that Cole has tamed the rambunctious May does not mean he doesn't give wonderful interpretations to some wonderful songs: 'Don't Get Around Much Anymore,' 'Just One of Those Things,' 'The Song Is Ended (But the Melody Lingers On).' And the light-handed swing supports those efforts well." - All Music
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Count Basie And His Orchestra
I Told You So

  (Item #: basieitold_1901) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy was one of the better we played in our recent shootout, only our second since 2012
  • A Top Basie Big Band title in every way - musically, sonically, you name it, this album has got it going on!
  • This is the way it must have sounded in 1976, in the New York studios where the famous RCA engineer Bob Simpson was still behind the board
  • 4 stars: "This is one of Count Basie's best big-band studio recordings for Norman Granz during his Pablo years. The arrangements by Bill Holman are both challenging and swinging, containing enough surprises to make this session a real standout."
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Julie London
Julie

  (Item #: londojulie_1901) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This outstanding vintage Liberty stereo pressing boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from start to finish
  • Both sides have in-the-room presence, preternaturally breathy vocals, and boatloads of wonderful old-time Tubey Magic
  • This is an amazing sleeper of a record that belongs right up at the top of Ms London's oeuvre (25 albums strong!) along with Julie Is Her Name - high praise indeed
  • "Usually put into a torch song setting, this release allows London to shed that garment and become jazzy. Instead of being sultry, she becomes dazzling and sparkling. She also becomes more adept at phrasing and timing and takes a risk or two in the tradition of a jazz singer. "
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Glenn Frey
No Fun Aloud

  (Item #: frey_nofun_1901) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last on this copy of Glenn Frey's debut album
  • Big and lively, with rich, breathy vocals, this pressing will show you just how good No Fun Aloud can sound
  • Frey's phenomenal talent as an artist is matched only by his songwriting genius on this album, which includes hits "The One You Love," "I Found Somebody" and more
  • "... it's Frey's perfectly guided vocals and impeccable talent for crafting laid-back love songs that make the album noteworthy." Allmusic
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Eric Clapton
There's One In Every Crowd

  (Item #: claptthere_1901) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • Clapton's third solo studio album returns to the site for the first time in almost a year, with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Balanced, musical and full throughout - this pressing is a big step up from many of the other copies we played
  • This original stereo pressing is one of only a handful ever to hit the site - boy are these hard to find in clean condition with good sonics
  • The sound and music here are very similar to 461 Ocean Boulevard, so if you're a fan of that title, you'll find much to like here
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Crowded House
Woodface

  (Item #: crowdwoodf_1901) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This original import copy of Woodface boasts very good Hot Stamper sound from start to finish
  • A special pressing with hard-to-find exceptionally quiet vinyl - this copy plays Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus, as quiet as they come
  • Thankfully the care and effort that went into every aspect of the production of Woodface more than justifies the effort we put into finding good copies
  • Some of the most original, melodic, hook-laden, sophisticated popular music recorded in the last twenty-seven years
  • 4 1/2 stars: "The songs are easily their finest to date, combining flawless melodies and the outstanding harmonies of the brothers' perfectly matched voices."
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Sting
Ten Summoner's Tales

  (Item #: stingtensu_1901_2) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • Insanely good sound throughout with both sides earning a Triple Plus (A+++) or very close to it
  • Engineer/Producer Hugh Padgham once again achieved his trademark sound in the studio - Spacious, Lively and Powerful
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl throughout - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus - not many survived to play as nicely as this one does
  • 4 1/2 stars: "... his best solo record. In places, it's easily as pretentious as his earlier work, but that's undercut by writing that hasn't been this sharp and melodic since the Police, plus his most varied set of songs since Synchronicity... as an album, Ten Summoner's Tales is more consistently satisfying than anything else in his catalog."
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The Pretenders
The Pretenders

  (Item #: preteprete_1901) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • This outstanding copy of the band's debut studio album boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from start to finish - we rarely have copies that rock the way this one does
  • Clear, present and dynamic, with a punchy bottom end - you'd be hard pressed to find a better sounding copy
  • This is one of engineer Bill Price's better efforts behind the boards, and Chris Thomas's production is State of the Art
  • 5 stars: "Few rock & roll records rock as hard or with as much originality as the Pretenders' eponymous debut album. A sleek, stylish fusion of Stonesy rock & roll, new wave pop, and pure punk aggression, Pretenders is teeming with sharp hooks and a viciously cool attitude."
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Gene Ammons
Blue Gene

  (Item #: ammonblueg_1901) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This Prestige jazz classic finally arrives on the site with KILLER Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it from first note to last
  • One of the best sounding Ammons records we know of - it's huge, rich and Tubey Magical, with a solid bottom end and energy to beat them all
  • Clean and clear and open are nice qualities to have, but rich and full are harder to come by on this record - this pressing has it all
  • "Some ballad performances in his oeuvre are testament to an exceptional sense of intonation and melodic symmetry, powerful lyrical expressiveness, and mastery both of the blues and the bebop vernacular that can now be described as, in its own way, "classical.""
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Nancy Wilson
Nancy Wilson / Cannonball Adderley

  (Item #: wilsonancy_1901) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This dynamic collaboration finally makes its Hot Stamper debut with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side one and an outstanding Double Plus (A++) side two
  • Here is the sound we love at Better Records - both sides are full-bodied and Tubey Magical, with Wilson's vocals unusually smooth and present
  • An inspired collection that showcases the versatility of both Wilson and Adderley (who plays five instrumentals)
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Given the play list and the outstanding artists performing it, why any serious jazz collection would be without this classic album is difficult to comprehend." [Hear hear!]
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U2
War

  (Item #: u2___war_1901) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A stunning sounding copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound from first note to last - our Shootout Winner here is going to be practically impossible to beat
  • This pressing demonstrated real clarity and resolution in the midrange, not the congested, dark sound we hear on so many of U2's records
  • Full-bodied, smooth analog sound is the key to the best pressings, and here both sides have it in abundance
  • 5 Stars: "Opening with the ominous, fiery protest of "Sunday Bloody Sunday," War immediately announces itself as U2's most focused and hardest-rocking album to date. Blowing away the fuzzy, sonic indulgences of October with propulsive, martial rhythms and shards of guitar, War bristles with anger, despair, and above all, passion... U2 always aimed at greatness, but War was the first time they achieved it."


 
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Fleetwood Mac
Kiln House

  (Item #: fleetkilnh_1901) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent sound from beginning to end with both sides earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Tubey Magical smooth sound is key to the best copies, and this copy delivers, with the analog richness the music needs
  • A grossly underappreciated album from Fleetwood Mac's awesome post-Peter Green period
  • Danny Kirwan is brilliant here - Kiln House is the last of the Mac's grungy guitar-based albums
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Miles Davis
Someday My Prince Will Come

  (Item #: davissomed_1901_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • You'll find very good Hot Stamper sound from beginning to end on this Miles Davis classic- exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This stereo represents yet another engineering triumph for Fred Plaut at Columbia's legendary 30th Street Studios - the man is a genius
  • Musically this is one of our very favorite Classic Jazz albums - the sound is wonderful on the better copies
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Supertramp
Even In The Quietest Moments

  (Item #: supereveni_1901_1x) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side one and a side two that's right up there with it, this copy has a lot going for it - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Quietest Moments can hold its own with any of the band's classics, from Crime all the way through to Breakfast
  • Big Production Tubey Magical British Art Rock just doesn't get much better than Supertramp in the Seventies
  • "The title of Even in the Quietest Moments... isn't much of an exaggeration — this 1977 album finds Supertramp indulging in some of their quietest moments... It feels more pop than it actually is, despite the opening single, "Give a Little Bit," their poppiest song to date, as well as their biggest hit."
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The B-52's
The B-52's

  (Item #: b-52sb-52s_1901) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side one and a side two that's close to it, this vintage pressing has plenty of analog magic in its grooves
  • Tubey Magic in 1979? Somehow they managed to pull it off. So dynamic too. What a recording!
  • A New Wave Classic and 5 stars in the All Music Guide: "These songs illustrated that the B-52's' adoration of camp culture... was a world view capable of turning out brilliant pop singles and, in turn, influencing mainstream pop culture... a hell of a good time."
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The Association
Insight Out

  (Item #: associnsig_1901) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - Windy and Never My Love are simply amazing here - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The Tubey Magical sound, the lively, tight playing by The Wrecking Crew, not to mention some killer Chart Topping '60s pop, make this THE Association record to own
  • With this copy the Sound of the Sixties will fill your room like never before - wall to wall, floor to ceiling, with layers upon layers of depth
  • "The harmonies and choruses are among the most beautifully textured singing in a rock outfit this side of the Beach Boys."
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AC/DC
Back In Black

  (Item #: acdc_backi_1811_1901) 

Our Price: $199.99
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  • With Double Plus (A++) sonic grades or BETTER on both sides, this Back in Black ROCKS like no other copy you've heard
  • Both sides play exceptionally well for a Robert Ludwig original, which is absolutely the only way to go on the album - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Top 100, and if you turn it up good and loud, one of the biggest, boldest, hardest rockin' records ever made
  • 5 stars: "... tawdry celebration of sex is what made AC/DC different from all other metal bands — there was no sword & sorcery, no darkness, just a rowdy party, and they never held a bigger, better party than they did on Back in Black."
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Boston
Boston

  (Item #: bostobosto_1901_2) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this pressing will show you just how good Boston's debut can sound - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The multi-tracked, multi-layered guitars are as big as life on this copy and guaranteed to rock your world
  • Top sound for all the hits: More Than a Feeling, Long Time/Foreplay, Rock & Roll Band, Peace Of Mind...
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Nearly every song on Boston's debut album can still be heard on classic rock radio today due to the strong vocals of Brad Delp and unique guitar sound of Tom Scholz. Boston is essential for any fan of classic rock, and the album marks the re-emergence of the genre in the 1970s."
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Fleetwood Mac
Future Games

  (Item #: fleetfutur_1901_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy is guaranteed to blow the doors off any other Future Games you've heard
  • You'll find HUGE sound on this copy - it's big, bold and lively - this is clearly the right sound for Future Games - exceptionally quiet vinyl too!
  • Fleetwood Mac practically invented Space Rock, which reached its apotheosis in 1973 on Mystery to Me (my favorite by the band)
  • A criminally underrated album unlike anything you've heard and a Better Records favorite for more than 40 years
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Jim Croce
You Don't Mess Around With Jim

  (Item #: croceyoudo_1901) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A stunning sounding copy with Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound throughout; just shy of our White Hot copy
  • Both sides here are full-bodied, present and lively with plenty of extension on both ends
  • "Croce's debut ABC album was also his commercial breakthrough, topping the charts for five weeks" - All Music
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The B-52's
The B-52's

  (Item #: bensowhite_1901_1) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Amazing Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on both sides of the B-52s classic debut - right behind the best copy we played in our recent shootout
  • Listen to the huge, spacious soundstage and amazingly rich, full-bodied and uncolored tonality that earned this recording a place in our Top 100
  • Tubey Magic in 1979? Somehow they managed to pull it off. So dynamic too. What a recording!
  • A New Wave Classic and 5 stars in the All Music Guide: "These songs illustrated that the B-52's' adoration of camp culture... was a world view capable of turning out brilliant pop singles and, in turn, influencing mainstream pop culture... a hell of a good time."
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Hampton Hawes
Vol 2: The Trio

  (Item #: hawesvol2t_1901) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • This Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) pressing from '55/'56 mono tapes is EVERYTHING that's good about mono
  • Finishing right behind our Shootout Winner, here is the size, the weight, the solidity, the clarity, the energy, the rhythmic drive, and more!
  • Some of the best sound and the best music we have ever heard on any Hampton Hawes album
  • 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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Ray Charles
Sweet & Sour Tears

  (Item #: charlsweet_1804_1901) 

Our Price: $199.99
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  • 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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Frank Sinatra
All The Way

  (Item #: sinatallth_1901_3) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • This vintage '60s Capitol pressing did very well in our shootout, earning sonic grades of Double Plus (A++) or close to it on both sides
  • It has the all the Tubey Magic one could ask for, allowing Sinatra's rich baritone to work its magic on every phrase
  • This group of singles and B-sides was recorded from 1957 to 1960 and contain some of Sinatra's better-known songs arranged by Nelson Riddle
  • As you can well imagine, finding clean, scratch-free '60s Sinatra records like this one, in stereo no less, is no walk in the park
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Santana
Welcome

  (Item #: santawelco_1901) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Santana's fifth studio album finally makes its Hot Stamper debut with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is big and rich, yet still wonderfully clean, clear and open with fantastic energy - you will not believe all the space and ambience here
  • An ambitious follow-up to Caravanserai, Welcome continued Carlos Santana's foray into Jazz-Rock Fusion with music that remains powerful and intriguing even today
  • "Welcome was merely ahead of its time as a musical journey and is one of the more enduring recordings the band ever made. This is a record that pushes the envelope even today and is one of the most inspired recordings in the voluminous Santana oeuvre."
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Frank Sinatra
All The Way

  (Item #: sinatallth_1901_2) 

Our Price: $49.99

  • This vintage '60s Capitol pressing boasts Hot Stamper sound from first note to last and reasonably quiet vinyl
  • This group of singles and B-sides was recorded from 1957 to 1960 and contain some of Sinatra's better-known songs arranged by Nelson Riddle
  • As you can well imagine, finding clean, scratch-free '60s Sinatra records like this one, in stereo no less, is no walk in the park
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Gerry Mulligan
Jeru

  (Item #: mullijeru_1901) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This Black Print 360 original stereo pressing put most copies we played to shame with wonderful Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • Tubier, more transparent, more dynamic, with that "jumpin' out of the speakers' quality that only The Real Thing (an old record) ever has
  • Hard to imagine any reissue, vintage or otherwise, can beat the sound of this LP - we sure couldn't find one
  • "Jeru flawlessly swings with a relaxed, throbbing, positive life force."
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AC/DC
For Those About To Rock

  (Item #: acdc_forth_1901_1) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • A superb sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Once again Robert Ludwig delivers the Rock and Roll Power -- incredibly big, bold and full-bodied with a massive bottom end
  • Both sides are pressed on exceptionally quiet vinyl - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "On For Those About to Rock We Salute You, AC/DC’s best album, the case for the band’s talents is finally made with undeniable force and clarity. You want anthems? Here, they abound." - Rolling Stone
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Toto
IV

  (Item #: toto_IV_1901) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Amazing Triple Plus (A+++) sound for both sides of this copy of Toto's Must Own Masterpiece
  • Huge and clear with the kind of smooth, rich, tubey sound you sure don't hear on too many '80s pop albums
  • Rosanna and Africa are both knockouts here - we've rarely heard them with this kind of weight, scale and energy
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "Toto IV was both the group's comeback and its peak ...Toto's best and most consistent record.
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Humble Pie
Performance - Rockin' The Fillmore

  (Item #: humblperfo_1901_1) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • With incredible Triple Plus (A+++) grades on ALL FOUR SIDES, this original pressing on the custom A&M label was doing it all right
  • Performance is one of the best sounding - perhaps even THE best sounding - Hard Rock concert albums we've ever heard
  • Engineered by the legendary Eddie Kramer, what other live rock record sounds this good?
  • "There was a time where this kind of self-congratulatory improvisation was not only accepted but expected and Performance not only captures that point in time, but in its exacting detail it illustrates how this self-satisfied instrumental exploration could be a very good thing."


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Miles Davis
Birth of the Cool

  (Item #: davisbirth_1810_1901) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An outstanding copy of this Groundbreaking Jazz Classic, with seriously good Double Plus (A++) sound throughout
  • This vintage mono pressing will show you just how well-recorded these 1949-50 sessions were
  • It's the records they made from these tapes (more often the dubs of them) that have given everybody the wrong idea about these wonderful sounding recordings
  • 5 stars: "So dubbed because these three sessions are where the sound known as cool jazz essentially formed, Birth of the Cool remains one of the defining, pivotal moments in jazz. This is where the elasticity of bop was married with skillful, big-band arrangements and a relaxed, subdued mood that made it all seem easy, even at its most intricate."
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The Doobie Bros.
What Were Once Vices...

  (Item #: doobiwhatw_1901) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • With two insanely good Triple Plus (A+++) sides, this copy finished miles ahead of the pack in our most recent shootout
  • Both sides here are rich, full and Tubey Magical with a lovely bottom end; a sound that works wonderfully with the Doobie Brothers' music
  • Black Water is the big hit on their breakthrough fourth album, and it sounds wonderful here - Eyes of Silver and Another Park, Another Sunday are killer too
  • "The Doobies team up with the Memphis Horns for an even more Southern-flavored album than usual..."
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Miles Davis
Quiet Nights

  (Item #: davisquiet_1901) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A Shootout Winning Six-Eye copy of this Miles Davis-Gil Evans classic - one of only a handful to hit the site in years because they are so hard to find with this kind of spacious, natural sound!
  • Side one earned our top grade of Triple Plus (A+++), side two was close behind (A++ to A+++)
  • Fred Plaut engineered the sessions, and on this amazing early pressing they sound rich, warm, smooth and clear
  • Not the quietest copy we've ever played - Mint Minus Minus to EX++ on both sides - but clearly one of the best sounding
  • In the Saturday Review, Quiet Nights received praise for Davis' "wonderfully songful trumpet in a Latin-American vein", set against "piercingly lustrous curtains of tone and discreet Caribbean rhythms."
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Miles Davis
Porgy and Bess

  (Item #: davisporgy_1806_1901) 

Our Price: $199.99
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  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - you will have a very hard time finding a better Porgy and Bess
  • This 30th Street recording shows just how good Columbia's legendary engineers were back then
  • If you're looking for a stunningly natural, lifelike large group jazz recording, you can't do much better than this album
  • 5 stars: "The musical and social impact of Miles Davis, his collaborative efforts with Gil Evans, and in particular their reinvention of George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess are indeed profound... It was Evans' intimate knowledge of the composition that allowed him to so definitively capture the essence... No collection of American jazz can be deemed complete without this recording..."
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Steve Winwood
Back In The High Life

  (Item #: winwobacki_1901_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Stunning shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • The sound of this early British pressing is guaranteed to be dramatically bigger, richer, fuller and smoother than anything you've heard
  • Higher Love with Triple Plus sound? You won't believe it! And there's really not a bad track on the album
  • "The first undeniably superb record of an almost decade-long solo career ... the passion long smoldering in his finest work explodes in the album-opening duet with Chaka Khan, Higher Love..." -- Rolling Stone
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Sonny Rollins
Alternate Takes

  (Item #: rollialter_1901) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A stunning sounding copy and the first to hit the site in many years: Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it throughout
  • One of our favorite Sonny Rollins records for sound -- both sides here are incredibly big, full-bodied and Tubey Magical
  • Exceptionally quiet throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • 4 1/2 stars in the AMG: "Hard-swinging and frequently superb."
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Frank Sinatra
Francis A. Sinatra & Antonio C. Jobim

  (Item #: sinatjobim_1901_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This outstanding original copy earned solid Double Plus (A++) grades for sound or BETTER on both sides - exceptionally queit vinyl too
  • With clear, open sound and breathy vocals, this pressing brings the Chairman of the Board to life in your listening room
  • Sinatra and Jobim are magical here - this is one of best albums Frank Sinatra ever recorded
  • "After a few plays, the album begins to slowly work its way underneath a listener's skin, and it emerges as one of his most rewarding albums of the '60s."
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The Rolling Stones
Some Girls

  (Item #: rollisomeg_1901) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • 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 Beatles
White Album

  (Item #: beatlwhite_1901_3) 

Our Price: $799.99

  • 11.5 pluses out of a possible 12?! Folks, this Triple Plus White Hot White Album is just plain UNBEATABLE
  • Stunning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on sides one, two and four with side three coming in just shy of that (A++ to A+++)
  • Some of the most powerful and immersive Beatles sound you will ever hear -- you will be KNOCKED OUT
  • All four sides have stunning Demo Quality tracks including Dear Prudence, Blackbird, Yer Blues and Revolution
  • A 5 Star Album on Allmusic that is an absolute treasure on a copy like this one
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Cat Stevens
Teaser & The Firecat

  (Item #: stevetease_1901_2) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This timeless Classic Folk Rock recording on the original A&M label offers superb Demo Disc Quality sound on both sides - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • 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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Sonny Rollins
Rollins Plays For Bird

  (Item #: rolliplays_1901_2) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound throughout making this one of the better copies from our most recent shootout
  • Both sides are super clean, clear and full-bodied with a lovely bottom end
  • It's beyond difficult to find good sound for the music of Charlie Parker, but this Sonny Rollins Hot Stamper LP gives you just that for some of Bird's music, backed with excellent performances!
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Cat Stevens
Teaser & The Firecat (UK Island)

  (Item #: stevetease_1901_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This timeless Classic Folk Rock recording on the rare British Island pink rim label offers superb Demo Disc Quality sound
  • These superb sides each rating a solid Double Plus (A++) will rock your world with their amazing richness, clarity, transparency and ENERGY
  • Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on both sides (and close to Mint Minus on side two) - it's very rare that these import copies play this well
  • AMG 5 Stars and a Top 100 album - it just may be the Best Sounding record Cat Stevens ever made
  • 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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Paul McCartney
McCartney

  (Item #: mccarmccar1_1901_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This copy of McCartney's Apple debut boasts two incredible sides each rating a Triple Plus (A+++) for sound or close to it
  • Both sides are big and rich, with plenty of low end, strong midrange presence and the kind of spatiality that will fill your entire listening room
  • Record Collector highlighted "Every Night", "Junk" and "Maybe I'm Amazed" as songs that "still sound absolutely effortless and demonstrate the man's natural genius with a melody."
  • A Top 100 pick and Paul McCartney's One and Only Masterpiece - a Must Own when it sounds this good!
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The Rolling Stones
Out of Our Heads

  (Item #: rollioutof_1808_1901) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - you will have a very hard time finding better sound for this album
  • These British sides impressed us -- big and full with great bass and midrange presence
  • With top engineers like Dave Hassinger and Glyn Johns one would hope for better sound, but this, folks, is about as good as it gets as far as we know
  • 4 1/2 Stars on Allmusic: "It's all good, solid, first-rate rock & roll and R&B, with a certain developing sophistication on songs like I'm Free."
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The Rolling Stones
Between The Buttons

  (Item #: rollibetwe_1901_1) 

Our Price: $199.99
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  • 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 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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Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington
The Great Reunion

  (Item #: armstgreat_1901_2) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With two excellent sides each rating a solid Double Plus (A++), this vintage stereo pressing was one of the better copies in our most recent shootout
  • Both sides here are incredibly big, full-bodied, clean and clear with lots of deep punchy bass
  • We remember the Classic pressing as being a very good sounding record but make no mistake, this is a GREAT sounding one
  • "One of the best things about this configuration is the sound of the Duke’s piano - an underrated pianist, he seldom recorded in such an intimate context."
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The Beatles
With The Beatles

  (Item #: beatlwitht_1901_2) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With two outstanding Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy is guaranteed to blow the doors off any other With the Beatles you've heard - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Good space and vocal immediacy, relatively rich and smooth, and much more Tubey Magical than most - this is a good way to go for the second Beatles album
  • So many great songs: All My Loving, Please Mr. Postman, Til There Was You, You've Really Got A Hold On Me, Devil In Her Heart... fourteen in all
  • 5 stars: "It was clear that, even at this early stage, the Beatles were rapidly maturing and changing, turning into expert craftsmen and musical innovators."
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Michael McDonald
If That's What It Takes

  (Item #: mcdoniftha_1803_1901) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • An excellent copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER for Michael McDonald's Masterpiece
  • One of the All Time Great Jeff Porcaro Drum Exhibition Records (with the equally amazing Steve Gadd handling the other tracks)
  • Some of the best Pop Rock engineering of all time, courtesy of Lee Herschberg and Donn Landee
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic - more importantly, this is a dramatically better album than anything the Doobies ever released
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Leroy Vinnegar Sextet
Leroy Walks!

  (Item #: vinneleroy_1901) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Leroy Vinnegar's debut album finally arrives on the site with a KILLER Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) side one and a truly oustanding Double Plus (A++) side two - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The Contemporary LP stereo sound here is completely natural in every respect, yet still rich, warm and smooth
  • Roy DuNann and Howard Holzer engineered some of the best sounding records we have ever heard - here's a textbook example of what the audiophiles at Contemporary were able to achieve in the studio
  • 4 stars: "...Vinnegar generously features his talented sidemen... A fine, straight-ahead session."
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Arlo Guthrie
Alice’s Restaurant

  (Item #: guthralice_1801_1901) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound throughout for Arlo Guthrie's classic debut - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This stereo pressing on the original Tri-Color Steamboat label is practically impossible to find with surfaces this quiet, but hreer they are
  • The 18 minute plus title song sounds wonderful here - natural, Tubey Magical, and tonally correct, as befits any top quality vintage pressing
  • "... provide[s] an insight into his uniformly outstanding — yet astoundingly overlooked — early sides on Warner Bros." - All Music
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Chet Baker
Plays The Best Of Lerner And Loewe

  (Item #: bakerplays_1901_1) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish, this was one of the better copies we played in our recent shootout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Big, rich, smooth, open, natural, with plenty of tight bass - what's not to like? This copy is killin' it
  • Some of the best jazz guys of the day back up Chet on this one: Zoot Sims, Pepper Adams, Bill Evans, Herbie Mann and more
  • "...the timelessness of the melodies, coupled with the assembled backing aggregate, make Chet Baker Plays the Best of Lerner and Loewe (1959) a memorable concept album."
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Ramsey Lewis
Maiden Voyage

  (Item #: lewismaide_1806_1901) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This copy of Lewis' 1968 release boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound, or close to it, from first note to last - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • A wonderful sounding record and all but Forgotten Classic, with Ramsey Lewis and his Trio at the top of their game
  • Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire fame was Ramsey's drummer back in the day
  • "The remarkable Charles Stepney production and arrangement and the brilliant rhythm section means this album is not just another jazz covers record. Highly recommended." - Allmusic Review
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