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Super Hot Stamper

David Bowie
Let's Dance

  (Item #: bowieletsd_1811_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • These two excellent sides, both rating Double Plus (A++) grades for sound, are guaranteed to deliver the funky goods on this '80s classic
  • We love the weight and smoothness on these killer copies - they're big, clear and rich with some of the most powerful, punchiest bass you've ever heard
  • A real Demo Disc at high volumes on the right system - Modern Love, China Girl and the title track are knockouts on this copy
  • Top 100 of course - Let's Dance is one of the best sounding Bowie albums ever recorded - this superb pressing is proof! - and it's quiet
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Eagles
One Of These Nights

  (Item #: eagleoneof_1811) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • An absolutely incredible copy of this 1975 release, with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from first note to last
  • Both sides here are rockin' like crazy, with full-bodied, natural, smooth, tonally correct sound
  • Lyin' Eyes and Take It To The Limit sound out of this world here - we guarantee they will rock your world
  • 4 stars: "...a lyrical stance — knowing and disillusioned, but desperately hopeful — had evolved, and the musical arrangements were tighter and more purposeful. The result was the Eagles' best-realized and most popular album so far."
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Pink Floyd
Meddle

  (Item #: pinkfmeddl_1809_1811) 

Our Price: $499.99

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

  (Item #: jay__swaun_1811) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Stunning sound for this crazy album of Bluesy Folk music with each side rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it
  • Both sides here are incredibly big, full-bodied, present and musical with plenty of top end extension
  • "Abner was an old school one man band, sort of a next level Leadbelly meets Dylan." - Waxidermy


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Coleman Hawkins
Hawk Eyes!

  (Item #: hawkihawke_1702_1811) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This '70s Prestige Green Label pressing has excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • A wonderful ballad session from 1959 that has to be seen as yet another triumph for Rudy Van Gelder
  • Miles Davis once said: "When I heard Hawk, I learned to play ballads." He clearly learned that lesson well
  • "With such superior songs as "Through for the Night," "I Never Knew" and "La Rosita," in addition to long jams, plenty of fireworks occur during this frequently exciting session."
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Steely Dan
Aja

  (Item #: steelaja_1811) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • A STUNNING copy - you won't believe how BIG and BOLD the sound is; Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it on both sides
  • Punchy, full and smooth, with the kind of rhythmic energy that brings out the jazzy funk in the music
  • A Better Records Rock and Pop Top 100 album and a true Demo Disc on an exceptional pressing like this
  • 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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Michael Jackson
Bad

  (Item #: jacksbad_1811) 

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


  • A superb sounding copy of MJ's followup to Thriller, with Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - quiet vinyl too
  • One of the better copies from our most recent shootout - the sound is simply bigger, bolder and more ALIVE than most of what we played
  • 4 1/2 stars, with nine of its ten songs released as singles: "... essentially taking each portion of Thriller to an extreme, while increasing the quotient of immaculate studiocraft. He wound up with a sleeker, slicker Thriller, which isn't a bad thing..."
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Miles Davis
Bitches Brew

  (Item #: davisbitch_1811_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Stunning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side two and Double Plus (A++) or BETTER sound on the other three
  • All four sides offer superb Columbia jazz sound, although of a much more modern kind, a better fit for the avant garde nature of the music
  • Miles is joined by a litany of greats including Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Billy Cobham, Joe Zawinul, John McLaughlin, et al., all of whom would go on to pursue this style of jazz for decades to come
  • Bitches Brew showed Davis' music expanding in "beauty, subtlety and sheer magnificence", finding it "so rich in its form and substance that it permits and even encourages soaring flights of imagination by anyone who listens." Rolling Stone
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Count Basie & Joe Williams
Memories Ad-Lib

  (Item #: basiememor_1811) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A stunning sounding copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound from the first note to the last and the first copy to ever hit the site
  • This is one of the few Joe Williams records we've been able to find with audiophile sound and surfaces - it's taken us years to get even one shootout going, but it produced this killer copy, so we think it was worth it!
  • "Williams' vocals seem effortless throughout the date... highlights include the easygoing swinger "The One I Love (Belongs to Somebody Else)" and a foot-tapping "Honeysuckle Rose." - All Music
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Bob Dylan
New Morning

  (Item #: dylannewmo_1808_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A superb vintage pressing with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or better throughout - on quiet vinyl to boot
  • During our recent shootout we found 1970's New Morning to be surprisingly enjoyable - it fits in nicely between Dylan's country era and his later '70s works such as Blood On The Tracks
  • He's also singing in his familiar Bob Dylan "nasally" voice, not the country croon he developed for Nashville Skyline
  • 4 1/2 stars: "... the overall quality is quite high, and many of the songs explore idiosyncratic routes Dylan had previously left untouched... Such offbeat songs make New Morning a charming, endearing record."
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Bob Dylan
Another Side of Bob Dylan (in Stereo)

  (Item #: dylananoth_1811_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent Stereo copy of this early Dylan classic with surprisingly good Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • The mono pressings are superb as well, but we were surprised at just how clear and present Dylan's voice sounded on this copy
  • Many classics are here: All I Really Want To Do, Chimes Of Freedom, My Back Pages, It Ain't Me Babe and 7 more
  • 5 Stars: "Another Side of Bob Dylan is a more varied record and it's more successful, too, since it captures Dylan expanding his music, turning in imaginative, poetic performances on love songs and protest tunes alike. The result is one of his very best records, a lovely intimate affair."
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Gerry Rafferty
City To City

  (Item #: raffecityt_1811_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Stunning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides of this early British pressing of Rafferty's Must Own Classic
  • A Personal Favorite from way back - you won't believe how rich, smooth, sweet, Tubey Magical, big, undistorted and ALIVE this copy is!
  • The vinyl is about as quiet as any copy ever will be, but there is a mark that plays, so the price has been discounted one hundred dollars off of what the last copy with these grades sold for
  • "Rafferty's turns of phrase and tight composition skills create a fresh sound and perspective all his own... resulting in a classic platter buoyed by many moments of sheer genius."
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Sonny Rollins
On Impulse

  (Item #: rollionimp_1804_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish; this was one of the better copies in our most recent shootout
  • Some of the best Sonny Rollins sax sound we've EVER heard! Both sides are super big, full and lively with a huge bottom end
  • 4 Stars: "This date is significant for the manner in which Rollins attacks five standards with a quartet that included pianist Ray Bryant, bassist Walter Booker and drummer Mickey Roker."
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Nearly White Hot Stamper

Linda Ronstadt
Simple Dreams

  (Item #: ronstsimpl_1811) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on both sides for Linda's best sounding recording -- the only one of hers on our Top 100
  • The sound is huge, solid and present with big punchy drums on both sides - we love Val Garay's engineering!
  • Tremendous energy and top-quality musicianship characterize practically every track on this wonderful record
  • "The consistently adventurous material and Ronstadt's powerful performance makes the record rival Heart Like a Wheel in sheer overall quality."
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Giorgio Moroder (and Bowie)
Cat People

  (Item #: morodcatpe_1801_1811) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • You'll find excellent Demo Disc sound here, with each side rating solid Double Plus (A++) sonic grades
  • Eno fans should get a lot out of this one, as should anyone who digs the crazy sound of '70s and early '80s analog synths
  • Bowie's Putting Out Fire is the obvious high point of the album and it rocks like crazy on this pressing
  • Superb transparency is key to the best copies and this one has exceptional clarity on both sides
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David Bowie
Let's Dance

  (Item #: bowieletsd_1811) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • This amazing pressing of this '80s Bowie classic boasts Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side two and excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on side one - quiet vinyl too
  • We love the killer pressings like this one - really big, clear and rich with some of the most powerful, punchy bass you've ever heard
  • A real Demo Disc on a Big Speaker System - Modern Love, China Girl and the title track are knockouts on this copy
  • Top 100 of course - Let's Dance is one of the best sounding Bowie albums ever recorded -- this pressing is proof!
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Brewer & Shipley
Down In L.A.

  (Item #: brewedowni_1805_1811) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • This 2-pack boasts nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on side one and an outstanding Double Plus (A++) side two
  • With smooth sweet analog sound, paired with clarity and freedom from smear, these pressings provide the best of both worlds
  • A longtime Better Records favorite - this is Hippie Folk Rock at its BEST - a Desert Island disc in my world
  • "Brewer & Shipley retained more of the wholesome, strident qualities of early-'60s folk revival harmonizing than almost anyone."
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Devo
Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo

  (Item #: devo_arewe_1801_1811) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • GET DEVOLVED! You'll find very good Hot Stamper sound on both sides of the band's 1978 debut here, produced by our man Brian Eno
  • A difficult album to find with good sound and quiet vinyl - this is the first copy to hit the site in a year
  • Tons of great songs including Uncontrollable Urge, Jocko Homo, Too Much Paranoias, and their killer cover of The Stones' Satisfaction
  • 4 1/2 stars: "A seminal touchstone in the development of American new wave."
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Joni Mitchell
Wild Things Run Fast

  (Item #: mitchwildt_1801_1811) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • With Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) grades on side two and outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on side one, this copy has Joni rockin' like you will not believe
  • Her last great record - fortunately for us audiophiles, it's spacious, open and powerful with present vocals and solid bass
  • Relatively quiet, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout - they don't come any quieter
  • "...her best album since the mid-'70s." and famously on the TAS List
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Nearly White Hot Stamper

Cat Stevens
Tea for the Tillerman

  (Item #: steveteafo_1809_1811) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • This outstanding Island import copy of TFTT - The Pinnacle of British Folk Rock from 1970 - earned Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) grades on both sides and played pretty darn quiet too!
  • The emotional power of the songs is communicated completely - we can assure you the experience will be like playing the album for the first time
  • This pressing is ALIVE with musical energy and Tubey Magical Analog sound the likes of which you may never have experienced
  • 5 Stars on Allmusic, a stunning Demo Disc, and a permanent member of the Better Records Top 100
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The Lovin' Spoonful
John Sebastian Songbook, Vol. 1

  (Item #: lovinjohns_1801_1811) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides, the sound quality of the tracks on this compilation is impressive
  • Both sides are rich, full-bodied and natural with tons of energy and bottom end weight - no sign of radio EQ to be found
  • Features most of the band's best songs, including Do You Believe In Magic, You Didn't Have To Be So Nice, Six O'clock and Nashville Cats (a personal fave)
  • The Allmusic critic is not too crazy about this album, but the User Rating is 4 1/2 stars, which we think is about right
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Grateful Dead
Blues For Allah

  (Item #: grateblues_1710_1811) 

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


  • This outstanding early pressing of The Dead's 1975 release boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from the first note to the last
  • Both sides here have the kind of sound that really brings the music to life - silky sweet vocals, good presence and energy, deep punchy bass and a big open and spacious soundfield
  • Probably the last essential Dead album for all but the most die-hard fan
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Blues for Allah — more than any past or future studio album — captures the Dead at their most natural and inspired."
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David Crosby
If I Could Only Remember My Name

  (Item #: crosbifico_1808_1811_1) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this is an excellent copy of Crosby's first album
  • Traction in the Rain on this killer side two sounds amazing, it's one of the most hallucinogenic tracks of all time
  • TAS List and Top 100 - one of the best sounding rock records ever made - Stephen Barncard's engineering masterpiece
  • "The songs range from brief snapshots of inspiration to the full-blown, rambling western epic "Cowboy Movie," and there are absolutely no false notes struck or missteps taken." 4 1/2 stars
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The Byrds
Younger Than Yesterday

  (Item #: byrdsyoung_1807_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER for this early Byrds gem from 1967 - quiet vinyl too
  • It's clear, undistorted, rich and tubey - this sound lets the Byrds jangly folk pop work
  • So You Want to Be a Rock 'N'Roll Star, My Back Pages and Have You Seen Her Face are all here, and sounding wonderful
  • 5 stars: "Time has shown it to be the most durable of the Byrds' albums, with the exception of Mr. Tambourine Man. David Crosby, Roger McGuinn, and especially Chris Hillman come into their own as songwriters on an eclectic but focused set blending folk-rock, psychedelia, and early country-rock."
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Ry Cooder
Jazz

  (Item #: coodejazz_1811_1) 

Our Price: $49.99

  • An outstanding copy of this exceptional recording boasting Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it from start to finish
  • There is so much to like about this pressing - clean, clear and full-bodied with good energy and presence
  • Lee Herschberg is one of our favorite engineers - he worked on most of Cooder's albums from this period and did his usually great job once again
  • "The complexity of the material on Jazz, as well as the arrangements by Joseph Byrd, dictate that this is Cooder's most polished and orchestrated effort to date."
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Nearly White Hot Stamper

The Three
The Three
(45 RPM)

  (Item #: threethree_45_1811) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Demo Disc Quality Sound - close to Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on both sides
  • An incredibly dynamic and immediate recording the likes of which you may have never experienced in your listening room, so here's your chance!
  • And it's not the Direct Disc. It's better than the direct to disc. It's live to TAPE, mastered at 45 RPM
  • "You Are There" Live Music sound, almost impossible to come by on any other record
  • Sample, Brown and Manne here play the best piano trio jazz we have ever heard
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Miles Davis
Someday My Prince Will Come

  (Item #: davissomed_1811) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • A KILLER copy of this Davis classic, with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it from start to finish
  • Our Hot Stamper Six Eye Stereo pressing here is Tubey Magical, full-bodied and high-rez, not to mention uncannily present - Miles is in the room with you
  • 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 Miles albums - the sound is Demo Disc Quality on the copies that sound the way this one does
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Kraftwerk
Autobahn

  (Item #: kraftautob_1811) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Superb sound throughout for this fun TAS-approved album with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Both sides here are super big, full-bodied, rich and Tubey Magical with plenty of extension on both ends
  • These are incredibly tough to find with the right sound and quiet surfaces, most copies we come across go straight into the trade-in pile
  • "Autobahn is where the group's hypnotic electronic pulse genuinely came into its own... the roots of electro-funk, ambient, and synth pop are all evident -- it's a pioneering album..." - All Music


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Sinead O'Connor
I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got

  (Item #: oconnidono_1811) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • A superb copy of Sinead O'Connor's best-selling sophomore release with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • Both sides of this early UK pressing are big and bold with excellent clarity and an open top end
  • You won't believe how good Nothing Compares 2 U sounds here - it's the best thing this woman ever did
  • 4 1/2 stars: "...the album plays like a tour de force in its demonstration of everything O'Connor can do... it's evidence that, when on top of her game, O'Connor was a singular talent."
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Julie London
Make Love To Me

  (Item #: londomakel_1811) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This outstanding original Liberty Turquoise mono pressing boasts solid Double Plus (A++) grades, or close to them, on both sides
  • Thanks to superb engineering and vintage All Tube mastering, this 1957 LP is wonderfully rich and sweet, with a breathy, intimate Julie London performing live in your listening room
  • It's also pressed on unusually quiet vinyl - Mint Minus Minus, with no issues to speak of - they don't come quieter
  • "Julie London's concise and melodic versions of standards were quite popular during the latter half of the 1950s. Her subtle sensuality and lightly swinging style made for a potent combination."
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Wes Montgomery
Bumpin'

  (Item #: montgbumpi_1808_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Outstanding sound on both sides with each rating a solid Double Plus (A++) sonic grade - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This vintage stereo pressing is transparent, uncolored and undistorted, as well as tonally correct from top to bottom
  • With Don Sebesky's lively arrangements and a big group of musicians to play them, a good time is guaranteed for all
  • "Not only is his brilliant command of the six-string present here, so is the vivid color tones of notes and blue notes played between. Backed up by a hauntingly beautiful and mesmerizing orchestra conducted and arranged by Don Sebesky, the music almost lifts the listener off his feet into a dreamy, water-like landscape."
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Son Seals
The Son Seals Blues Band

  (Item #: sealssonse_1805_1811) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • An excellent Electric Blues record with exceptionally big, clear, lively sound that earned Double Plus (A++) grades, or close to them
  • This copy will shame most Blues albums for sound and music - it's quite a bit better than any other Son Seals album we have played as well
  • 4 stars: "The Chicago mainstay's debut album was a rough, gruff, no-nonsense affair typified by the decidedly unsentimental track "Your Love Is like a Cancer." Seals wasn't all that far removed from his southern roots at this point, and his slashing guitar work sports a strikingly raw feel on his originals "Look Now, Baby," "Cotton Picking Blues," and "Hot Sauce" (the latter a blistering instrumental that sounds a bit like the theme from Batman played sideways)."


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Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery
The Dynamic Duo

  (Item #: smithdynam_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • 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
  • 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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Eagles
On The Border

  (Item #: eagleonthe_1811_1) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • A killer British SYL copy with Double Plus (A++) sound or better for this criminally underrated California Country Rock classic
  • If you've never heard one of these early UK pressings on the SYL white label you have simply never heard this album sound they way it should (or even close to what it should sound like)
  • You Never Cry Like A Lover and The Best Of My Love (their first No. 1) have Glyn Johns patented DEMO DISC quality sound and then some
  • We're HUGE fans of the album here at Better Records; it's some of the most sophisticated, well-crafted, heartfelt music these guys ever made, and that's saying a lot coming from us - we've been big fans for decades
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Charles Mingus
Mingus Ah Um

  (Item #: minguahum_1811) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A superb sounding copy with both sides rating a solid Double Plus (A++) or BETTER
  • Another amazing 30th Street Studio recording by the legendary Fred Plaut - if you like Kind of Blue, here's another album with that sound (same year, same studio, same engineer)
  • Pretty darn quiet throughout - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • 5 stars: "Mingus Ah Um is a stunning summation of the bassist's talents and probably the best reference point for beginners... Mingus' compositions and arrangements were always extremely focused, assimilating individual spontaneity into a firm consistency of mood, and that approach reaches an ultra-tight zenith on Mingus Ah Um"
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Muddy Waters
Hard Again

  (Item #: waterharda_1809_1811) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • An amazing Triple Triple (A+++) copy of this great album; one of the best to ever hit the site!
  • Both of these Shootout Winning sides are big, lively and jumpin' out of the speakers -- just right for this down and dirty music
  • A Grammy Winner, an Allmusic Five Star album - simply a superb recording, one of our favorites for '70s blues
  • "Christgau attributed the record's intense quality to "the natural enthusiasm of an inspired collaboration", and remarked on its standing in Chicago blues, "except maybe for B.B. King's Live at the Regal and Otis Spann's Walking the Blues... I can't recall a better blues album than this."
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Toto
Toto

  (Item #: toto_toto_1810x) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This incredible copy of Toto's debut studio album boasts Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side two mated with an outstanding Double Plus (A++) side one - quiet vinyl too
  • Powerful sound throughout - huge and present with amazing clarity, tons of Tubey Magic and room-filling studio space
  • Lukather's overdriven guitar adds so much power to the music - the perfect combo of Grungy guitars and Rock Star vocals makes Hold the Line a staple of rock radio to this day
  • "Toto had already influenced the course of '70s popular music by playing on half the albums that came out of L.A. All they were doing with this album was going public."
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Jimmy Smith
Hobo Flats

  (Item #: smithhobof_1806_1811) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Incredible Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from the first note to the last
  • Both sides are wonderfully big, rich and LIVELY, with boatloads of Tubey Magic and the kind of three-dimendional space that's a hallmark of Bob Simpson's engineering
  • "Smith bubbles and bounces through all of it at the B-3 while Nelson proceeds to fill every available corner with huge, sweeping orchestral washes and crescendos. The clear highlight, though, is the lead and title track, "Hobo Flats," which moves at a languid but wonderfully funky pace and establishes a groove as wide as the Mississippi River."
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Sly and the Family Stone
Greatest Hits

  (Item #: slyangreat_1808_1811) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A KILLER pressing of this nearly perfect Sly record, with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side and outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on the second
  • Punchy drums, horns that jump out of the speakers, and, most important of all, tonally correct vocals - these qualities are what set the best copies (like this one) apart
  • Note that many of the best songs here are exclusive to this greatest hits and cannot be found on any other album
  • "Music is rarely as vivacious, vigorous, and vibrant as this, and captured on one album, the spirit, sound, and songs of Sly & the Family Stone are all the more stunning."
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Roxy Music
Flesh + Blood

  (Item #: roxymflesh_1809_1811) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Two incredible sides, each rating a Triple Plus (A+++) -- rich, smooth, spacious sound
  • Credit as always goes to the brilliant engineering of Roxy's go-to guy, Rhett Davies
  • Flesh + Blood from 1980 is the precursor to Avalon, with much the same style and sound
  • Some of Roxy's best material and biggest hits are here, on exceptionally quiet British vinyl too
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R.E.M.
Murmur

  (Item #: rem__murmu_1808_1811) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A stunning sounding copy with a Triple Plus (A+++) side one and a solid Double Plus (A++) side two
  • Both sides here are big, rich and analog sounding, yet uncongested, clear and open - a combination not often heard on Murmur
  • As Good As It Gets sound for some of the R.E.M. classics that put them on the map: Radio Free Europe, Pilgrimage, Talk About the Passion and more
  • 5 Stars: "The songs on Murmur sound as if they've existed forever, yet they subvert folk and pop conventions by taking unpredictable twists and turns into melodic, evocative territory... R.E.M. may have made albums as good as Murmur in the years following its release, but they never again made anything that sounded quite like it."
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Carlos Montoya
From St. Louis to Seville

  (Item #: montofroms_1810x) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) side two backed with an outstanding Double Plus (A++) side one on this superb pressing of Montoya's 1959 release
  • Flamenco Meets Jazz in this extraordinary recording
  • The Three-Dimensional space and Tubey Magic are jaw-dropping on this copy - a true Demo Disc!
  • An amazing Webster Hall Living Stereo All Analog recording from 1958 - nothing else sounds like it
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Jethro Tull
Stand Up

  (Item #: jethrstand_1808_1811) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A stunning UK import LP with Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it on both sides and reasonably quiet vinyl
  • This is a True Tull Classic - my favorite by the band - and a VERY tough record to come by with this kind of sound
  • Both of these sides give you richness, Tubey Magic, clarity and resolution few copies can touch - these are the Hot Stampers, folks
  • "Stand Up! has great textural interest, due, in part, to a more sophisticated recording technique, in part to the organ, mandolin, balalaika, etc., which Anderson plays to enrich each song. The band is able to work with different musical styles, but without a trace of the facile, glib manipulation which strains for attention."
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Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel

  (Item #: gabrigabr3_1807_1811) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An absolutely incredible copy with shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides
  • If you're a fan of this album your mind is going to be BLOWN by the amazing sound of this pressing
  • Most copies - even the "right" Brit pressings - aren't nearly as rich and smooth yet clear and open as this one
  • 5 stars in the AMG: "Generally regarded as Peter Gabriel's finest record, his third eponymous album finds him coming into his own, crafting an album that's artier, stronger, more song oriented than before."
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Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac

  (Item #: fleetfleet_1808_1811) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • A Killer early copy of this Fleetwood Mac's classic 1975 release, earning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades, or close to them, on both sides
  • A Rock and Pop Top 100 Title - their best sounding album bar none - the sound is Tubey Magical like no other Mac LP
  • Relatively quiet at Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus -- these are practically impossible to find any cleaner
  • 5 Stars: "Fleetwood Mac is a blockbuster album that isn't dominated by its hit singles, and its album tracks demonstrate a depth of both songwriting and musicality that would blossom fully on Rumours.
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Bryan Ferry
Let's Stick Together

  (Item #: ferryletss_1705_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Our shootout winner for side two (which is the stronger of the two sides musically) - Triple Plus (A+++) on side two, Double Plus (A++) on one
  • For material and sound I consider this to be the best of Bryan Ferrry's solo albums - it's a blast from start to finish
  • The energy, presence, bass, and dynamic power (love that horn section!) place it well above his other side projects
  • 4 Stars: "The title track itself scored Ferry a deserved British hit single, with great sax work from Chris Mercer and Mel Collins and a driving, full band performance. Ferry's delivery is one of his best, right down to the yelps, and the whole thing chugs with post-glam power."
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Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Tarkus

  (Item #: emerstarku_1803_1811) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Triple Triple (A+++) - this shockingly good copy had Shootout Winning sound on BOTH SIDES and plays as quietly as any copy ever will
  • Our monster Tarkus shootout produced exactly one amazing sounding British pressing of this quality, this one, guaranteed to rock your world
  • Eddie Offord's trademark Tubey Magic, energy, resolution, whomp factor and dynamics are all over this phenomenal recording
  • "More accomplished than the trio's first album, but not quite as polished as Brain Salad Surgery, Tarkus is nevertheless a must-have."
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Miles Davis
Sketches Of Spain

  (Item #: davissketc_1808_1811) 

Our Price: $299.99

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

  (Item #: costeimper_1806_1811) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With Triple Plus (A+++) sound or something close to it on both sides this UK pressing is as good a copy as we have ever offered
  • Geoff Emerick engineered, creating a unique sound - forget the painfully bad domestics, these imports are the only way to go
  • This dense, darkly serious album contains some of the best songs EC ever wrote - the last of his True Classics
  • 5 stars: "Costello's music is complex and intricate, yet it flows so smoothly, it's easy to miss the bitter, brutal lyrics...the detail and the ornate arrangements immediately peg Imperial Bedroom as Costello's most ambitious album."
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James Taylor
Mud Slide Slim

  (Item #: taylomudsl_1802_1811) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A wonderful copy of JT's classic followup to Sweet Baby James, boasting outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades for sound on both of its sides
  • This original WB Green Label pressing demonstrates the Tubey Magical Midrange that modern records cannot even BEGIN to reproduce - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Some of old JT's strongest material: You've Got a Friend; You Can Close Your Eyes; Hey Mister, That's Me up on the Jukebox and more
  • 4 stars on Allmusic - it destroys the recent reissue, which lacks the texture and warmth you get in abundance on these killer best originals
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Hot Tuna
Hot Tuna

  (Item #: hottuhottu_1802_1811) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With outstanding Double plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides, this is an excellent copy of the band's debut
  • If you like the kind of music Brits such as John Renbourn, Stefan Grossman, Bert Jansch and the like were making back in the '60s this should be right up your alley
  • Live, all acoustic, mostly Blues and Rags, this is about as far from the Jefferson Airplane as you can get
  • 4 Stars: "The result was less an indulgence than a new direction."
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Herbie Mann
Live At The Village Gate

  (Item #: mann_livea_1802_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • This excellent copy of Herbie Mann's classic boasts excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • This copy plays on relatively quiet vinyl, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • One of the better flute jazz albums we've heard, both in terms of sonics and music
  • 4 1/2 stars: "In addition to 'Comin' Home Baby,' Mann and his men perform memorable versions of 'Summertime' and 'It Ain't Necessarily So'; the latter is 20 minutes long. Recommended."
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Bill Evans
Moon Beams

  (Item #: evansmoonb_1808_1811) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides - this is a superb copy of Bill Evans' 1962 classic
  • Full-bodied and warm, exactly the way vintage analog should sound, yet as clear and as open as any pressing you've heard (or your money back)
  • The first album Evans recorded after Scott LaFaro's death and it is deeply 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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The Rolling Stones
Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!

  (Item #: rolligetye_1806_1811) 

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


  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this Decca UK pressing
  • With this kind of superb energy and presence, turn it up loud and you are in the middle of the Stones concert of a lifetime
  • The performances of Sympathy For The Devil, Midnight Rambler, and Honky Tonk Woman are MAGICAL on this copy
  • 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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The Electric Flag
A Long Time Comin'

  (Item #: electalong_1710_1811) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this rare 360 original LP was one of the best we played in our recent shootout
  • Exceptional vinyl for an early Columbia - it plays Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus - they don't really come any quieter
  • The all-star lineup here features Michael Bloomfield, Buddy Miles, Richie Havens and many more
  • "Though launched after Al Kooper's the Blues Project, A Long Time Comin' itself influenced bands who would go on to sell more records. Amazing stuff all in all... fun listening and a revelation."


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The Who
Magic Bus

  (Item #: who__magic_1806_1811) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound, or close to it, from first note to last
  • Big and (relatively) smooth, the sound on this Decca pressing is right for this eclectic collection that includes some of the band's earliest work
  • This copy plays on exceptionally quiet vinyl, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout - Decca in the Sixties didn't know how to press them any quieter
  • "Townshend and co were always trying different ideas out in the studio and stretching rock’s boundaries as far as possible... [Magic Bus] has moments of brilliance."
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Bill Withers
Still Bill

  (Item #: withestill_1806_1811) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish on this copy of Bill Withers' second studio album
  • Some of the best soul sound you'll ever hear -- incredibly natural, full-bodied and present
  • Excellent sound for the two hit singles -- "Lean On Me" and "Use Me"
  • 5 stars: "It's warm and easily accessible, but it has a depth and complexity that reveals itself over numerous plays — and, given the sound and feel of the music, from the lush arrangements to his comforting voice, it's easy to want to play this again and again... the greatest testament to his considerable gifts."
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The Who
My Generation

  (Item #: who__mygen_1802_1811) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish on this killer MONO pressing
  • Our Virgin UK Import pressing here is superb on both sides - clear and solid with the presence and hard-rockin' energy this music deserves
  • We've rarely heard these songs sound better than they do here
  • "An explosive debut, and the hardest mod pop recorded by anyone. ... At the time of its release, it also had the most ferociously powerful guitars and drums yet captured on a rock record. The Who never surpassed the pure energy level of this record."
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R.E.M.
Lifes Rich Pageant

  (Item #: rem__lifes_1806_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy was one of the best we played in our recent shootout
  • You'll hear more energy and more immediacy, plus an extra shot of analog richness that really ties the sound together
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Where previous records kept the rhythm section in the background, Pageant emphasizes the beat, and the band turns in its hardest rockers to date... the band sound more contemporary both musically and lyrically than they did on either Fables or Murmur, which helps give the record an extra kick."
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Bob Dylan
Highway 61 Revisited

  (Item #: dylanhighw_1811_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This 360 Label stereo copy boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from first note to last - and it's QUIET
  • Clean stereo pressings of this album are ridiculously hard to come by these days, not to mention that few copies will sound as good as this one does
  • In the same way that Sgt. Pepper changed music a mere two years later, Highway 61 Revisited left all of Dylan's contemporaries behind, scrambling to keep up with the standard it set
  • "Dylan had not only changed his sound, but his persona, trading the folk troubadour for a streetwise, cynical hipster ... it proved that rock & roll needn't be collegiate and tame in order to be literate, poetic, and complex." - 5 Stars
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Simply Red
Picture Book

  (Item #: simplpictu_1811_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy was one of the best we played in our recent shootout
  • "Holding Back the Years" may be the best track the band ever recorded, and it probably sounds better here than you ever imagined it could
  • Big, full and lively, with a huge bottom end and excellent clarity - this is the sound you want for Picture Book
  • 4 1/2 stars: "The band finds a steady R&B groove reminiscent of '60s Stax house band the MG's, and, as with the MG's, it's all in the service of a big-voiced soul singer, in this case a British redhead."
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Milt Jackson & Ray Charles
Soul Brothers

  (Item #: jackssoulb_1808_1811) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A KILLER sounding Atlantic stereo copy with shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • As Good As It Gets -- incredibly rich, full and Tubey Magical with lots of energy and a nice extended top end
  • "This one is a real historical curiosity. Not only does vibraphonist Milt Jackson double here on piano but he plays guitar (for the only time on record) during "Bags' Guitar Blues." In addition Ray Charles is heard in a purely instrumental role on piano and, during two songs, on alto sax. Charles's fine playing makes one wonder why he so rarely picked up the horn in later years." - All Music
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Ray Charles
Ingredients In A Recipe For Soul

  (Item #: charlingre_1807_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Outstanding sound throughout with both sides rating a Double Plus (A++) or BETTER
  • These sides are super big and full-bodied with lots of energy and a nice extended top end
  • "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..." - All Music
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The Beatles
Rubber Soul

  (Item #: beatlrubbe_1811) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An exceptionally good sounding vintage pressing with Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER
  • Superb sound for Drive My Car, Norwegian Wood, Nowhere Man, Michelle - 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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Hampton Hawes
Vol 2: The Trio

  (Item #: hawesvol2t_1811) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This "Triple Triple" (A+++) pressing from '55/'56 mono tapes is EVERYTHING that's good about mono
  • The size, the weight, the solidity, the clarity, the energy, the rhythmic drive - it's all here and more
  • This killer pressing has 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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Pink Floyd
The Wall

  (Item #: pinkfthewa_1811_1) 

Our Price: $649.99

  • Killer sound — ten pluses out of a possible twelve on this insanely good copy of The Wall!
  • Triple Plus (A+++) sound on sides one and four and excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on sides two and three
  • The Wall DEMANDS big, bold, explosively dynamic sound, and this copy delivers on that promise in spades
  • Grungy electric guitars, breathy vocals, HUGE punchy drums, earth-shaking bass and room-filling ambience are all here like you've never heard before
  • We proudly hold up The Wall as one of the best sounding rock recordings of all time - this is the copy that really makes our case
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The Beach Boys
Surfin' U.S.A.

  (Item #: beachsurfi_1811) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • An insanely good copy of this Beach Boys classic with Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • The sound is incredibly rich and full-bodied with punchy bass and loads of energy and presence
  • Fairly quiet vinyl throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "... the album as a whole is the best they would make, prior to the late '60s..." - All Music
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Joni Mitchell
Blue

  (Item #: mitchblue_1811_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

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

  (Item #: faceslongp_1711_1811) 

Our Price: $199.99
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  • A killer copy with a stunning Triple Plus (A+++) side two and an excellent Double Plus (A++) side one
  • Amazing live-in-the-studio sound that conveys completely the raw power of one of the hardest rockin' bands of all time
  • 5 stars in Allmusic and probably the Faces' Best Album, for sound and music - Maybe I'm Amazed? Hell yeah!
  • "...a ferocious rock & roll band who, on their best day, could wrestle the title of greatest rock & roll band away from the Stones."
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Aretha Franklin
Soul '69

  (Item #: franksoul6_1805_1811) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish and on relatively quiet vinyl too!
  • Both sides here are super big, full and lively with most of the bass and Tubey Magic that's missing from so many copies
  • A tough album to find without condition issues - Aretha's records from this period are amazingly good and far too many of them got played hard
  • "Her vocals are consistently passionate and first-rate... as is the musicianship."
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Richie Havens
The End Of The Beginning

  (Item #: haventheen_1805_1811) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • With Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on both sides, this copy of Richie's 1976 release will be hard to beat
  • This copy has surprisingly big, punchy, spacious and open Demo Quality Sound from start to finish
  • Havens' eclectic, unique style embraces elements of folk, soul, and rhythm & blues - on this pressing his music really comes to life
  • An unusually quiet pressing, this copy plays a true Mint Minus - only a handful of records on the site play as quietly
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Tom Waits
The Heart of Saturday Night

  (Item #: waitsheart_1708_1811) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • An excellent sounding copy of this Tom Waits classic with both sides rating a Double Plus (A++)
  • The overall sound is big, full and solid with a punchy bottom end and plenty of presence
  • A great Bones Howe recording that shines on the copies that sound like this one
  • Good sounding Tom Waits vinyl in clean condition is tough to come by these days - this is one of the better copies to ever hit the site
  • "Musically, the album contains the same mixture of folk, blues, and jazz as its predecessor ... (Looking For) The Heart of Saturday Night and Semi Suite are the equal of anything on Closing Time."
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Elton John
Captain Fantastic & the Brown Dirt Cowboy

  (Item #: john_capta_1805_1811) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • You'll find superb Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides of this relatively quiet UK pressing
  • Includes two of our favorites: (Gotta Get A) Meal Ticket and the massive hit Someone Saved My Life Tonight
  • 5 stars: "Elton John and Bernie Taupin recalled their rise to power in Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, their first explicitly conceptual effort since Tumbleweed Connection. It's no coincidence that it's their best album since then, showcasing each at the peak of his power, as John crafts supple, elastic, versatile pop and Taupin's inscrutable wordplay is evocative, even moving."
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The Beach Boys
Endless Summer

  (Item #: beachendle_1805_1811) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • An excellent copy, with Double Plus (A++) sound, or close to it, throughout
  • Stunning Demo Disc quality on the best tracks -- rich, full and sweet beyond belief
  • The sound here is big, open, rich, and full, with the performers front and center
  • Surfer Girl and In My Room are sublime on this pressing -- you will be blown away
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Thelonious Monk
Straight, No Chaser

  (Item #: monk_strai_1811) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This early 360 Stereo Columbia pressing boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • If you want to hear just how good Monk's big, rich piano sounds, this copy can show you like nothing you've heard
  • Four Stars in Allmusic, with Teo Macero producing and top Columbia engineering to insure audiophile standard sonics
  • "Thelonious Monk’s Straight, No Chaser is the pinnacle of his recordings for Columbia Records..." — TheAudioBeat.com
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America
America

  (Item #: ameriameri_1805_1811) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • An outstanding early pressing on the WB Green Label with superb Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from start to finish
  • One of our favorite Hippie Folk Rock albums - the instruments and voices will appear to be right in your listening room
  • The Tubey Magical acoustic guitars on this record are a true test of stereo reproduction - thanks Ken Scott!
  • "America's debut album is a folk-pop classic, a stellar collection of memorable songs that would prove influential on such acts as the Eagles and Dan Fogelberg..."
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Diana Ross and the Supremes
Let The Sunshine In

  (Item #: supreletth_1811) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A stunning sounding copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it throughout
  • Both sides are are super big and full-bodied with excellent bass and tons of energy
  • Pretty darn quiet throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • " 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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Big Brother & The Holding Company
Self-Titled

  (Item #: bigbrbigbr_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this was one of the better copies we played in our recent shootout
  • Forget the Mainstream originals and the Columbia reissues - the solid, rich, Tubey Magical sound here is only found on these copies with these stampers
  • A tough record to find with audiophile quality sound and clean vinyl, two reasons you rarely can find it on the site
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Tom Waits
Small Change

  (Item #: waitssmall_superxx) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • A superb sounding copy of this Tom Waits classic with both sides rating solid Double Plus (A++) sonic grades
  • Recorded LIVE to 2-track by Bones Howe, no wonder it's so big, full-bodied, clean and clear
  • A tough record to find in the bins these days - nobody wants to part with it - so this is one of only a handful of copies to hit the site in the last three years
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Small Change proves to be the archetypal album of his '70s work. A jazz trio comprising tenor sax player Lew Tabackin, bassist Jim Hughart and drummer Shelly Manne, plus an occasional string section, back Waits and his piano on songs steeped in whiskey and atmosphere..."
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The Allman Brothers
Brothers and Sisters

  (Item #: allmabroth_1811_1) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • A very strong copy, with each side earning a Double Plus (A++) for sound and blessed with fairly quiet vinyl
  • Dramatically better than the typical pressing - super lively, full-bodied and clear with real extension up top and down low
  • 4 stars on Allmusic and the band's commercial peak, featuring great songs as well as stellar guitar work from Dickie Betts
  • "The Allman Brothers Band's first new studio album in two years shows off a leaner brand of musicianship, which, coupled with a pair of serious crowd-pleasers, 'Ramblin' Man' and 'Jessica,' helped drive it to the top of the charts for a month and a half and to platinum record sales."
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Tom Waits
Small Change

  (Item #: waitssmall_1804_1811) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A KILLER copy with a Triple Plus (A+++) side two and a solid Double Plus (A++) side one
  • Recorded LIVE to 2-track by Bones Howe, no wonder the sound is so big, full-bodied, clean and clear
  • A tough record to find in the bins these days - nobody wants to part with it
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Small Change proves to be the archetypal album of his '70s work. A jazz trio comprising tenor sax player Lew Tabackin, bassist Jim Hughart and drummer Shelly Manne, plus an occasional string section, back Waits and his piano on songs steeped in whiskey and atmosphere..."
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Prokofiev / Symphonies No. 1 ('Classical') & 7 / Previn / LSO

  (Item #: prokosym1_emi_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides: 0 distortion, 0 smear, so big and clear
  • Rich, smooth strings on an EMI? Yes, this copy proves it's possible. None of that '70s EMI shrillness to be found here
  • One of the best combinations of sonics and performance that we have ever heard on vinyl
  • This pressing contains one of my favorite performances of the Classical Symphony
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Chicago
Chicago V

  (Item #: chicachica5_1712_1811) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Superb Big and Bold Chicago sound can be heard on both of these Double Plus (A++) sides - quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is especially rich, full and warm, with big bass, lively brass and multi-tracked vocals that are breathy and clear
  • 4 stars on Allmusic and one of their best sounding albums, the last to be recorded at Columbia's famed 30th Street studios
  • Their first Number One, and The Biggest Selling Album of 1972 (!), spending nine weeks at the top of the charts
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Art Pepper
Smack Up

  (Item #: peppesmack_1811) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding Contemporary-mastered stereo pressing boasting Hot Stamper sound on both sides - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • This is a classic from Pepper - all the songs were written by saxophonists and he tears into them with gusto and naked emotion (the two hallmarks of his playing style)
  • One of the best Contemporary titles for sound quality - as usual you can thank the brilliant engineering of Roy DuNann
  • "Pepper is very much on top of his game throughout, ably demonstrating a capacity for precision and intimidating passion. Nowhere is proof more readily available than on these sides, which project Pepper at the peak of his craft."
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Joni Mitchell
Blue

  (Item #: mitchblue_1811) 

Our Price: $799.99

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

  (Item #: nilssalitt_1709_1811) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides, this is a huge step up over most pressings - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • One of our favorite Nilsson releases (although we admit to being biased; we're huge fans) - it's truly the Ultimate latter-day standards album
  • A Better Records Rock and Pop Top 100 album for its wonderfully natural vocal and orchestral reproduction
  • Nilsson was nearly a decade ahead of Linda Ronstadt in hiring a conductor/arranger of the pre-rock era and recording an album of standards before a full orchestra. And he did it better than most, proving to be a marvelous interpreter of songs like "What'll I Do?" and "Makin' Whoopee!" His version of "As Time Goes By" became a minor hit.
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Ornette Coleman
Something Else!

  (Item #: colemsomet_1811) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy was one of the best we played in our recent shootout
  • With its presence, clarity, space and timbral accuracy, this is sure to be one of the best sounding jazz records you've heard
  • Not quite as 'out there' as some others - those of you with a taste for adventurous jazz will still find much to love
  • 4 1/2 stars:"... the most important thing about Something Else! was that, in its angular, almost totally oppositional way, it swung and still does; like a finger-poppin' daddy on a Saturday night, this record swings from the rafters of the human heart with the most unusually gifted, emotional, and lyrical line since Bill Evans first hit the scene."
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Love
Da Capo

  (Item #: love_dacap_1811_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound throughout and one of the few copies to hit the site over the years - they're just too hard to find in audiophile playing condition
  • The recording quality here is big and rich, with lovely breathy vocals and a massive bottom end - thanks Bruce Botnick!
  • We are HUGE fans of Love here at Better Records - side one has three of the best songs by the band: Stephanie Knows Who, Orange Skies and Seven & Seven Is
  • "... a truly classic body of work, highlighted by the atomic blast of pre-punk rock "7 and 7 Is" (their only hit single)"
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John Lee Hooker
Never Get Out Of These Blues Alive

  (Item #: hookenever_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • One of the better sounding John Lee Hooker albums we've heard, recorded at Wally Heiders'
  • Both sides show you just how big, rich and clear this record can sound; Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • Van Morrison, Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite, and Steve Miller lend a hand
  • "...this album continues his work with mostly younger musicians and predates similar projects The Healer and Mr. Lucky by about 20 years."
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Traffic
The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys

  (Item #: trafflowsp_1811_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This is an outstanding Island Sunray pressing which offers Tubey Magical Double Plus (A++) sound throughout - on exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Low Spark is clearly one of the best sounding Proggy/Arty Rock records ever made - the space it recreates in your listening room is huge
  • A Better Records Top 100 album and a real Demo Disc on a pressing that sounds as good as this one does
  • 4 1/2 stars: "The commercial and artistic apex of the second coming of Traffic... The standout was the 12-minute title track, with its distinctive piano riff and its lyrics of weary disillusionment with the music business. "
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Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin IV

  (Item #: ledze4_1811) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A Hard Rockin' Zep IV, one that earned outstanding Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Dramatically fuller and smoother than most, making it possible to get the volume up good and high where it belongs
  • Here they are: Black Dog, Rock & Roll, Stairway, When the Levee Breaks, and more, sounding better than you've ever heard them
  • 5 stars: "Encompassing heavy metal, folk, pure rock & roll, and blues, Led Zeppelin's untitled fourth album is a monolithic record, defining not only Led Zeppelin but the sound and style of '70s hard rock."
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Led Zeppelin
Houses of the Holy

  (Item #: ledzehouse_1801_1811) 

Our Price: $299.99
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  • Two SUPERB Tubey Magical sides, each earning very strong Double Plus (A++) grades and playing exceptionally well for this album
  • The sound here is big, lively, transparent (check out The Rain Song) and energetic (The Song Remains the Same is really rockin')
  • A Better Records Top 100 album (along with 4 other Zep titles), 5 Stars in AMG and a True Rock and Roll Classic
  • "Jimmy Page's riffs rely on ringing, folky hooks as much as they do on thundering blues-rock, giving the album a lighter, more open atmosphere..."
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Fleetwood Mac
Rumours

  (Item #: fleetrumou_1811) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An excellent sounding copy with both sides rating a solid Double Plus (A++) and on fairly quiet vinyl too!
  • Tubey Magical Analog - The sound is open, spacious and transparent, with a huge three-dimensional soundfield
  • When you hear it sound as good as it does here, you'll know why we consider Rumours a Better Records Top 100 Demo Disc
  • 5 stars: "Each tune, each phrase regains its raw, immediate emotional power—which is why Rumours touched a nerve upon its 1977 release, and has since transcended its era to be one of the greatest, most compelling pop albums of all time."
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The Faces
A Nod Is As Good As A Wink

  (Item #: facesanodi_1811) 

Our Price: $99.99
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  • Two outstanding Double Plus (A++) sides mean The Faces' British Blues Rock is alive and well on this vintage all analog pressing
  • Rich and solid, yet fairly spacious and transparent, this early Green Label pressing did well in our shootout by having a combination of weight and clarity that really worked for us
  • 5 stars: The Faces' third album finally gave the group their long-awaited hit single in "Stay with Me," helping send the album into the Billboard Top Ten... [It's] the tightest record the band ever made. It's another classic — and when you consider that the band also had Long Player to their credit and had their hands all over Every Picture in 1971, it's hard to imagine another band or singer having a year more extraordinary as this."
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Prince
Around The World In A Day

  (Item #: princaroun_1811_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A stunning sounding copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • This copy was just BIGGER and RICHER than nearly every other we played, with rock solid energy and a big bottom end
  • Clean and clear and open are nice qualities to have, but rich and full are harder to come by on this record - but here they are!
  • "... a brave and deeply personal project, exploring sounds and ideas that were almost shocking coming from a pop icon at his peak." - Pitchfork
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Kenny Burrell
Blues — The Common Ground

  (Item #: burreblues_1811_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Stunning sound for this original Verve LP with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • Both sides here are incredibly full-bodied, present, and spacious with plenty of energy and a lovely bottom end
  • "Blues - The Common Ground finds Burrell backed by lots of brass and wind instruments for most of the album, hardly his usual setting. But his guitar successfully weaves in and out of songs... blending with the band and creating a pleasant balance". - All Music
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Johnny Cash
The Fabulous Johnny Cash

  (Item #: cash_fabul_1807_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • 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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Phil Collins
Face Value

  (Item #: collifacev_1810x) 

Our Price: $249.99

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

  (Item #: sinatswing_1808_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Superb sound throughout with each side rating a solid Double Plus (A++) grade and playing fairly quietly
  • Both sides here are rich, smooth and full-bodied with much of the Tubey Magic that's missing from the average copy
  • This album is very tough to come by in stereo in anything but beat condition, let alone with this kind of sound!
  • "Twelve of the most uninhibited Sinatra things ever recorded!"
  • "Recorded with Billy May, Sinatra Swings was Frank Sinatra's first straight swing album for Reprise Records. In terms of content and approach, the record is remarkably similar to his final Capitol swing effort, Come Swing with Me."
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Frank Sinatra
Softly, As I Leave You

  (Item #: sinatsoftl_1810x) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • With a Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) side two and a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side one, this original stereo pressing blew away practically every copy in our shootout
  • Big, rich and natural sounding, the new material on this album was recorded in 1964 when Sinatra's voice was in very fine form indeed
  • Fairly quiet throughout - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on both sides
  • "The highlight of the record was the hit title song, which featured a subdued but forceful and steady backbeat. The rhythm itself was indicative of Sinatra's effort to accept the new popular music."
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