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Super Hot Stamper

The Rolling Stones
Beggars Banquet

  (Item #: rollibegga_1905) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • A killer vintage copy of this exceptionally well-recorded Stones album from '68, with superb Double Plus (A++) sound throughout
  • The long lost Tubey Magic of these early pressings has them sounding clear, rich and lively throughout
  • This is the way Beggar's Banquet should sound and it doesn't take a pair of golden ears to hear it
  • One of a select group of Rolling Stones Must Own titles we prize above all others - Sticky Fingers and Let It Bleed round out the trio
  • 5 stars: "Basic rock & roll was not forgotten, however: 'Street Fighting Man'... was one of their most innovative singles, and 'Sympathy for the Devil'... was an image-defining epic."
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Otis Redding
The Immortal Otis Redding

  (Item #: reddiimmor_1905) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An stunning sounding copy with a Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) side two and solid Double Plus (A++) grades on side one
  • The richness in Redding's vocals and the wonderfully Tubey Magical sound makes this copy especially impressive
  • This vintage Plum and Tan label LP plays pretty darn quietly for an original Atco pressing - we've never heard one quieter
  • "...any Otis Redding recordings should be considered welcome (if not mandatory) additions to all manner of listeners."
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Joe Newman Quintet
Jive At Five

  (Item #: newmajivea_1903_1905) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This outstanding copy of Jive At Five boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This Prestige reissue LP is big, spacious, swinging with energy and absolutely jumping out of the speakers
  • 4 stars: "...[this music] is very much in the Count Basie vein. That fact is not too surprising when one considers that the quintet includes three members of Basie's men: trumpeter Joe Newman, tenor saxophonist Frank Wess and bassist Eddie Jones. Joined by the complementary pianist Tommy Flanagan and drummer Oliver Jackson, Newman and his friends swing their way through four vintage standards and a couple of the leader's original blues..."
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Frank Zappa
Waka/Jawaka

  (Item #: zappawakaj_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound throughout and exceptionally quiet vinyl, this copy delivers plenty of Zappa's Waka/Jawaka Big Band Magic
  • A Top 100 Title, and deservedly so - the sound is big, rich, punchy, lively, clear and above all, ANALOG
  • This copy will show you the size and power of a big band, Frank Zappa style - there is (almost*) nothing like it
  • Rolling Stone raved that this Jazz Rock Fusion album contains "...some of the best material he's done in years." and we could not agree more
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John Coltrane
Standard Coltrane

  (Item #: coltrstand_1905) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides of this remarkable vintage reissue, remastered correctly - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Big, lively, present and dynamic, this is a killer 1958 Rudy Van Gelder Golden Age jazz recording that was cut and pressed right and therefore sounds the way it should
  • We're fairly certain this pressing will qualify as one of the better sounding Coltrane albums you've ever heard
  • Down Beat gives it Four Stars - it's another fine example of Coltrane's unique take on classic material
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Talking Heads
True Stories

  (Item #: talkitrues_1905) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Excellent sound throughout with both sides earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER
  • Both sides here are super full-bodied and and Tubey Magical with a solid bottom end and plenty of energy
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "Despite its perfunctory nature, however, True Stories is not without its charms... "Dream Operator" is one of the most affecting tunes Talking Heads ever recorded; the closing-credits theme "City of Dreams" is similarly touching." - All Music
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The Byrds
Younger Than Yesterday

  (Item #: byrdsyoung_1905) 

Our Price: $49.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it for this early Byrds gem from 1967
  • 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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Junior Mance
Get Ready, Set, Jump!!!

  (Item #: mancegetre_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding copy of the Mance's 1964 release boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Both sides are wonderfully big, rich and LIVELY, with boatloads of Tubey Magic and three-dimensional space
  • Recorded in 1964, this vintage stereo pressing boasts exceptionally natural piano sound and the kind of energy you rarely get outside of a live performance
  • 4 stars: "For his first recording session for Capitol, jazz blues pianist Junior Mance abandoned his usual small-group format for a big-band recording. Mance is joined by some of the cream of the West Coast studio and jazz players for a session that features Mance doing his blues thing on piano while the band swings at various tempi... resembling somewhat the style of the Count Basie Orchestra."
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Bob Dylan
Hard Rain

  (Item #: dylanhardr_1905) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding copy of Dylan's live 1976 release with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it from first note to the last
  • This copy is hard to fault - big, open, clear, with space and three-dimensionality that modern pressings can only dream of
  • "At times, Hard Rain sounds bloated, featuring performances that are sometimes too ragged; though knowing the subtext of the events, some moments feel triumphant: musical and personal. We may not know Bob Dylan, but it’s an awfully close look at a stranger." - Magnet Magazine
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Eric Clapton
Another Ticket

  (Item #: claptanoth_1905) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A KILLER sounding copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from the first note to the last - this is As Good As It Gets, folks
  • This vintage pressing impressed us with its massive amounts of Tubey Magic, rhythmic drive and British Blues Rock Energy - no other copy was doing what this copy was doing
  • "The first and last Clapton studio album to feature his all-British band of the early '80s, it gave considerable prominence to second guitarist Albert Lee and especially to keyboard player/singer Gary Brooker (formerly leader of Procol Harum), and they gave it more of a blues-rock feel than the country-funk brewed up by the Tulsa shuffle crew Clapton had used throughout the 1970s."
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The B-52's
Wild Planet

  (Item #: b-52swildp_1905_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Two STUNNING sides for the B-52s sophomore effort both boasting nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) grades
  • Both sides are rockin' like crazy - lots of energy, impressive size and big-time presence
  • Credit for the punch and life of the recording must go to the engineering skills of our man Rhett Davies
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "...a cunning mix of girl group, garage band, surf, and television theme song influences, all propelled along by an itchy dance beat."
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Neil Young
Harvest

  (Item #: youngharve_1905_3) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides or BETTER, this vintage pressing of Neil's undeniable classic is guaranteed to beat any Harvest you've ever heard
  • The sound is rich and full-bodied with exceptional analog warmth and wonderful vocal presence
  • A Top 100 album and a sublime recording of the first order that no audiophile collection should be without
  • "...the love songs and the harrowing portrait of a friend's descent into heroin addiction, "The Needle and the Damage Done," remain among Young's most affecting and memorable songs."
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Van Morrison
Astral Weeks

  (Item #: morriastra_1905_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This WB Green Label pressing has excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides for Van The Man's 1968 groundbreaking, introspective classic
  • This record lives or dies by the quality of its Tubey Magical Midrange, a sound modern records rarely begin to reproduce
  • It takes us years to find enough clean copies to do a shootout - these originals are not sitting in the bins at your local store anymore, they're displayed behind the counter for a hundred bucks or more a pop
  • 5 stars: "Astral Weeks is a justified entry in pop music's pantheon. It is unlike any record before or since; it mixes together the very best of postwar popular music in an emotional outpouring cast in delicate, subtle musical structures."
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The Doobie Bros.
Minute By Minute

  (Item #: doobiminut_1905_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding copy of the band's 1978 release boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • Open Your Eyes, What A Fool Believes, and the title track all sound wonderful here
  • This vintage pressing is well balanced, yet big and lively, with such wonderful clarity in the mids and highs as well as deep punchy bass and a big open and spacious soundfield
  • An Audiophile Quality Pop Music Production as close to perfect as one can ask for, thanks to Ted Templeman and Donn Landee
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Stevie Ray Vaughan
The Sky Is Crying

  (Item #: vaughskyis_1905_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides of this killer copy of The Sky Is Crying
  • One of the most blistering performances of electric blues we have ever had the pleasure of rocking out to
  • Hands down the best sounding SRV recording -- Little Wing is an absolute MONSTER and an unbelievable Demo Disc track
  • 4 stars: "Doing away with vocals, Vaughan augments Hendrix’s concise two-and-a-half minute original, turning the track into a nearly seven-minute-long electric tour de force. The cover would earn Vaughan his sixth Grammy, for Best Rock Instrumental Performance, in 1992."
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John Mayall
The Turning Point

  (Item #: mayalturni_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • This is a superb recording, something that cannot be said for most of Mayall's output from this period (and none of his later albums in our experience)
  • More importantly, this is some of the best music we have ever heard by the man - this is a uniquely special group effort
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "This album also signifies a distinct departure from the decibel-drowning electrified offerings of his previous efforts, providing instead an exceedingly more folk- and roots-based confab... [Jon] Mark's precision and tasteful improvisational skills [on acoustic guitar] place this incarnation into heady spaces."
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David Crosby
If I Could Only Remember My Name

  (Item #: crosbifico_1905) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • With two seriously good sides each rating a Double Plus (A++) or very close to it, this is an outstanding copy of Crosby's first album, and the vinyl is as quiet as gets
  • 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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Blue Mitchell
Blue's Moods

  (Item #: mitchblues_1905) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A superb copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Both sides here are super rich and smooth yet still clean and clear with a lovely bottom end
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "Joined by pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Roy Brooks, the trumpeter is typically distinctive, swinging, and inventive within the hard bop genre." - All Music
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Rod Stewart
Every Picture Tells A Story

  (Item #: stewaevery_1905) 

Our Price: $449.99

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

Thelonious Monk
Monk's Dream

  (Item #: monk_monks_1905) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An insanely great sounding copy with nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from start to finish
  • Both sides here are super full, rich, spacious, big and present, with none of the smear that plagues other copies
  • Classic Columbia 360 Label sound from their legendary 30th Street studio!
  • 5 stars: "Although he would perform and record supported by various other musicians, the tight -- almost telepathic -- dimensions that these four shared has rarely been equalled in any genre... Monk's Dream is recommended, with something for every degree of Monk enthusiast."
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Nearly White Hot Stamper

Herbie Hancock
Speak Like a Child

  (Item #: hancospeak_1905) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A KILLER sounding copy with nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) grades from the first note to the last
  • Both sides sound great here -- big and full-bodied with well-defined bass, and nice leading edge transients on the brass
  • "The key to Speak Like a Child is in Hancock's graceful, lyrical playing and compositions, which are lovely on the surface and provocative and challenging upon closer listening." - All Music
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Bola Sete
At The Monterey Jazz Festival

  (Item #: sete_monte_1905) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This outstanding copy of the trio's 1967 release boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Both sides are wonderfully big, rich and LIVELY, with boatloads of Tubey Magic and three-dimensional space
  • We are big fans of Bola Sete here - his Tour De Force has been a favorite of ours for more than twenty years (if only we could find clean, good sounding copies to sell)
  • Recorded in 1966, this vintage stereo pressing boasts exceptionally natural guitar sound, as well as note-like bass and the kind of energy you rarely get outside of a live performance
  • "Soulful, unpretentious, unaffected, intimate, candid, organic Afro-Brazilian jazz."
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Wes Montgomery
Willow Weep For Me

  (Item #: montgwillo_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this superb copy of Wes Montgomery's posthumous release
  • A superb pressing, with lovely richness and warmth, good space and separation between the instruments and real immediacy throughout
  • Assembled using additional material from the live Smokin' at the Half Note sessions, this collection served as the perfect memorial to Montgomery's musical genius
  • Grammy Award Winner for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group
  • "... what you will hear, bathed in winds or not, is prime, mature Wes Montgomery stretching out in full, with unbelievable confidence in his ear and technique at all times..."
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
4 Way Street

  (Item #: crosb4ways_1905_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

  (Item #: burreoutof_1905) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • This outstanding copy of Out Of This World boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This superb RVG recording comes to life on this pressing - it's full-bodied and above all, lively (Rudy's trademark sound)
  • This collaboration between Burrell and Coleman Hawkins highlights the blues roots of these two jazz greats, veterans who can swing with the best of them (which is why their discographies run for pages)
  • "Bluesy Burrell combines the finest elements of blues and bebop jazz into a blend that demonstrates just how well the styles fit together and proves that blues need not be minimalist in nature, and jazz can be a bit less rigid, allowing breathing space amidst perfect chord work and superb rhythm."
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Super Hot Stamper (Quiet Vinyl)

The Doors
The Soft Parade

  (Item #: doorssoftp_1905_1) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • With seriously good Double Plus (A++) grades or close to them on both sides AND exceptionally quiet vinyl, this copy will be very hard to beat
  • The sound is rich and lively, with solid brass and punchy drums - thanks Bruce Botnick, where would The Doors be without you?
  • Full of great songs: Touch Me, Runnin' Blue, Wild Child, Wishful Sinful and the amazingly trippy Soft Parade extended suite
  • "Much like a true “parade” of an English fugue, the song morphs from Morrison’s a capella sermon-like intro to a Baroque ballad to a show tune-like section to the long rock outro, the music masterfully following the flowing, stream of consciousness lyric." Hell yeah!
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
4 Way Street

  (Item #: crosb4ways_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: superbreak_1905_2) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides, this copy is guaranteed to have the best sound you have ever heard for Breakfast in America
  • A truly superb recording with huge, spacious, dynamic, lively sound - Tubey Magical richness is a big plus too
  • A Top 100 title and True Demo Disc - turn it up and this recording gets LOUD like nothing you have ever experienced
  • 4 1/2 stars: "The majority of the album consisted of tightly written, catchy, well-constructed pop songs, like the hits 'The Logical Song,' 'Take the Long Way Home,' and 'Goodbye Stranger.'"
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Carly Simon
Carly Simon

  (Item #: simoncarly_1905) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Both sides of this original Elektra LP earned excellent Double Plus (A++) grades for their sound and play exceptionally quietly
  • Legendary producer and engineer Eddie Kramer lends his talent to this album and knows how to get the best sound
  • That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be is the killer track here and it sounds fantastic on this copy
  • Can you believe that the producer and engineer of Carly's 1971 debut here is none other than Eddie Kramer!?
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Michael Jackson
Bad

  (Item #: jacksbad_1905_2) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A superb sounding copy of MJ's followup to Thriller, with Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - exceptionally 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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Captain Beefheart
Clear Spot

  (Item #: captaclear_1905_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding pressing of Clear Spot boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • One of the better copies of Clear Spot to hit the site in recent years - no question about it, this is his Masterpiece!
  • Produced by Ted Templeman, Clear Spot is one of Beefheart's most accessible albums and, IMHO, his best
  • 4 stars: "The sound is great throughout, and the feeling is of the coolest bar-band in town, not to mention one that could eat all the patrons for breakfast if it felt like it."
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Supertramp
Even In The Quietest Moments

  (Item #: supereveni_1905) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An insanely good sounding copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the first - exceptionally quiet vinyl too!
  • 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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Sonny Rollins
Way Out West

  (Item #: rolliwayou_1901_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent copy, earning Double Plus (A++) grades, or close to them, on both sides
  • This stereo pressing has superb 1957 Contemporary sound - big, open and natural throughout
  • The Contemporary 1957 sax sound is so smooth and tubey it will have you drooling
  • One of our favorite Rollins records, this copy will show you why we love the recordings of Roy DuNann
  • 5 Stars: "The timeless Way out West established Sonny Rollins as jazz's top tenor saxophonist"
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Crosby, Stills and Nash
Daylight Again

  (Item #: crosbdayli_1905) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • This outstanding copy of Daylight Again (the last good record these guys would ever make) earned solid Double Plus (A++) sonic grades - relatively quiet vinyl too
  • This is the embodiment of the Classic CSN sound we love - rich, full-bodied, warm, punchy, dynamic and clear
  • Steven Barncard, one of our favorite recording engineers, no doubt deserves most of the credit
  • Allmusic on Wasted on the Way and Southern Cross: "Both were extracted as singles and became among the best-known tracks not only on Daylight Again, but also in the post-'60s CSN canon."
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Electric Light Orchestra
Out Of The Blue

  (Item #: electoutof_1905) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • This outstanding copy of ELO's seventh studio album boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last- exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • All four sides here are super lively and clear with the kind of bass that most pressings just don't have
  • Lots of hits on this one, Turn to Stone and Mr. Blue Sky among them
  • "The last ELO album to make a major impact on popular music, Out of the Blue was of a piece with its lavishly produced predecessor, A New World Record... Out of the Blue was massively popular and did become the centerpiece of a huge worldwide tour that earned the group status as a major live attraction for a time."
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Muddy Waters
Hard Again

  (Item #: waterharda_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last, this is an outstanding pressing of Hard Again
  • Both sides here 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 and one of our favorites for '70s blues
  • 5 stars: "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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Glenn Frey
No Fun Aloud

  (Item #: frey_nofun_1901_1905) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • 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."
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Roy Orbison
Orbisongs

  (Item #: orbisorbis_songs_1812_1905) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • Excellent sound throughout with Double Plus (A++) or BETTER on both sides
  • This superb pressing is especially Analog Sounding - lively, warm, with rich bass and breathy, clear vocals
  • Features one of Orbison's greatest legacies, "Oh, Pretty Woman," in stereo no less, and it sounds amazing here
  • While this isn't the quietest copy we've ever heard, it's clearly one of the best sounding
  • "...every track is strong and showcases Orbison's immense talent both as a vocalist and a songwriter of effective and poignant lyrics... if you are looking at Orbison at his best you need look no further."
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Gerry Mulligan
The Concert Jazz Band

  (Item #: mulliconce_1905_2) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Superb nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from start to finish, the "big band" sound here is really jumping out of the speakers
  • Huge space, size and clarity, with Tubey Magical richness befitting the 1960 recording dates of these sessions
  • "My idea is not so much that we are a big band with a small-band feel, but that we have a big-band feel in the way that a big band ought to be." -- Gerry Mulligan.
  • "Mulligan stages a thrilling musical spectacle in which fierce rivalry, song-like harmony and refined counterpoint play the main roles."
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The Yardbirds
Roger The Engineer

  (Item #: yardbroger_1804_1905) 

Our Price: $249.99
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  • A stunning copy with a Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) side two and a solid Double Plus (A++) side one - exceptionally quiet import vinyl too
  • Here are the full-bodied mids, punchy lows and clear, open, extended highs that let this Psych Classic by the band come alive
  • Over, Under, Sideways, Down - the big hit off the album - sounds great here in MONO
  • 4 1/2 stars: "... the Yardbirds' best individual studio album, offering some of their very best psychedelia."
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Paul McCartney & Wings
Band on the Run

  (Item #: mccarbando_1812_1905) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • An outstanding British pressing with Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides and exceptionally quiet vinyl (for this title anyway)
  • Both sides of this early UK pressing sound right to us, and that makes it a very special copy indeed
  • The legendary Geoff Emerick engineered the album, a Top 100 title here at Better Records - it's an impressive recording when it sounds as good as this copy does
  • The title track, Jet, Bluebird, Mrs. Vandebilt, Let Me Roll It, Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five - so many great songs!
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "...sophisticated, nuanced arrangements and irrepressibly catchy melodic hooks... McCartney's infallible instinct for popcraft overflows on this excellent release."
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Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington
The Great Reunion

  (Item #: armstgreat_1901_1905) 

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


  • 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 are big, spacious and absolutely jumping out of the speakers, with rich, smooth sound
  • We remember the Classic pressing as being a very good sounding record but make no mistake, this is a GREAT sounding one
  • 4 1/2 stars: "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 Everly Brothers
The Golden Hits...

  (Item #: everlgolde_1809_1905) 

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


  • A superb early WB Green Label Stereo LP, with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Our early pressing here showed us a wonderfully Tubey Magical midrange for the Everlys that most audiophiles have never heard
  • So much good material here - Cathy's Clown, Crying In The Rain, So Sad, That's Old Fashioned, Lucille, etc.
  • "There are few sounds in American popular music more thrilling and sublimely satisfying than the harmonies of Don and Phil Everly..."
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Duke Ellington
Indigos

  (Item #: ellinindig_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish, this early pressing has the magic of analog in its grooves
  • This Six Eye Stereo Columbia impressed us with its superbly well recorded big band jazz, in the romantic style Ellington had truly mastered
  • A lovely demonstration of just how good 1958 All Tube Analog sound can be - no modern record can hold a candle to a pressing as good as this one
  • If you like your jazz ballads performed with deep feeling, by a road-tested group of virtuoso players, this record is going to be hard to beat
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The Beach Boys
Endless Summer

  (Item #: beachendle_1901_1905) 

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


  • A stunning sounding copy with Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on all four sides
  • Stunning Demo Disc sound on the best tracks -- rich, full and sweet beyond belief
  • Surfer Girl and In My Room are sublime on this pressing -- you will be blown away
  • 5 stars: "Endless Summer, which was assembled in consultation with Mike Love, soared to number one and charted high over two subsequent summers (spending three years on the charts, the longest of any of the group's albums)."
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Linda Ronstadt
The Stone Poneys Feat. Linda Ronstadt

  (Item #: ronststone_1710_1905) 

Our Price: $99.99
Sale Price: $59.00 (You save $40.99 / 41%)


  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this was one of the better copies we played in our shootout for these later pressings - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Much more folk than pop, for the most part the sound here is tubey, rich and sweet
  • The originals from 1967 have never impressed us much - re-released when HLAW hit big, it features three great Linda solos
  • "It doesn't have "Different Drum," but the first Stone Poneys album is their folkiest and best, dominated by close harmonies and strong original material by the group's guitarists, Bob Kimmel and Ken Edwards."
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Roy Orbison
Roy Orbison's Greatest Hits

  (Item #: orbisgreat_1901_1905) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • You'll find oustanding Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides of this Monument stereo pressing
  • The amazingly talented Bill Porter recorded many of Orbison's classic songs from the early '60s that are found on this compilation
  • Only a copy this good shows you how phenominal these timeless songs can sound - rich, open, clear, solid and musical
  • Among monster hits, like "Crying," "Only the Lonely," and "Running Scared," this album includes new releases "Love Star" and "Evergreen" as well
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Country Joe & The Fish
Electric Music For The Mind...

  (Item #: countelect_1810_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • This outstanding Vanguard LP earned solid Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides
  • The sound on this superb pressing is full-bodied and lively, with solid and present vocals, as well as excellent clarity all around
  • A very difficult record to find with good sound and clean surfaces, which is why we rarely have them on the site
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Their full-length debut is their most joyous and cohesive statement and one of the most important and enduring documents of the psychedelic era ..."
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Leonard Cohen
Songs Of Leonard Cohen

  (Item #: cohensongs_of_leonard_1902_1905_) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A KILLER sounding original 360 copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish - reasonably quiet vinyl too
  • Bigger, richer and clearer than any other copy we played - the wonderfully intimate, breathy vocals are the key to these amazing sounding pressings
  • Sometimes the conventional wisdom is true, and this record makes the case as well as any we play - the right original Columbia pressings are in a league of their own
  • 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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John Coltrane
A Love Supreme

  (Item #: coltrloves_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A superb sounding early stereo copy - each side earned solid Double Plus (A++) sonic grades or close to it
  • Here's the explosive improvisational energy that made the album such a revelation in 1964 - copies of A Love Supreme that sound as good as this one are rare indeed
  • 5 stars: "Trane's classic quartet of Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner, and Jimmy Garrison stepped into the studio and created one of the most thought-provoking, concise, and technically pleasing albums of their bountiful relationship (not to mention his best-selling to date)... It is almost impossible to imagine a world without A Love Supreme having been made, and it is equally impossible to imagine any jazz collection without it."
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Roxy Music
Manifesto

  (Item #: roxymmanif_1810_1905) 

Our Price: $199.99
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  • A killer copy of Manifesto, with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • Big, rich and lively throughout - the Tubey Magic on this early UK pressing will show you just how good this Rhett Davies' recording can sound
  • This one may have won our shootout, but it has some minor condition issues, so we're keeping the price down
  • "The songs ending each side fade out with real grace and leave you hanging, wanting more — drenched in a romance out of reach." Rolling Stone
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Harry Nilsson
Nilsson Schmilsson

  (Item #: nilssschmi_1905) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding copy with Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it for Harry Nilsson's indisputable Masterpiece of Bent Rock
  • Both sides are exceptionally good sounding, and the recording is brilliant thanks to the skills of Phill (That's Two L's) Brown
  • A Better Records favorite (we give it Five Stars) that really comes to life on an amazingly good pressing such as this one
  • 4 1/2 stars: "...it's a near-perfect summary of everything Nilsson could do; he could be craftier and stranger, but never did he achieve the perfect balance as he did here."
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The Doors
Waiting For the Sun

  (Item #: doorswaiti_1905_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Very good Hot Stamper sound on both sides of this classic Doors album on the early Gold Label, a personal favorite to this very day
  • The sound is present and lively, with Morrison's rich vocals having the Tubey Magic that only vintage vinyl pressings are capable of reproducing
  • It's tough (not to mention expensive) to find these early Gold Label pressings with this kind of sound and vinyl that plays as quietly as this copy does
  • A Top 100 Title - "Krieger, Ray Manzarek and John Densmore were never more lucid... This was a band at its most dexterous, creative, and musically diverse ..."
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Herbie Hancock
Head Hunters

  (Item #: hancoheadh_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy of Hancock's 1973 release with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • If you've been disappointed by the sound of the album in the past, here's a copy that can show you a whole new Head Hunters
  • Described as "a key release in Hancock's career and a defining moment in the genre of jazz" and a member of Rolling Stone's 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time
  • 5 stars: "It had all of the sensibilities of jazz, particularly in the way it wound off into long improvisations, but its rhythms were firmly planted in funk, soul, and R&B, giving it a mass appeal that made it the biggest-selling jazz album of all time (a record which was later broken)."
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Neil Young
Comes A Time

  (Item #: youngcomes_1905_1) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • An incredible copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides
  • Drop the needle on Comes A Time or Look Out For My Love and hear how rich, warm and Tubey Magical the sound is
  • The best copies of Comes a Time are the sonic equal of the best recordings in Neil's catalog. That's saying a lot
  • Top 100 and Allmusic 4 1/2 stars: "Comes a Time finally was the Neil Young album for the millions of fans who had loved Harvest."
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Led Zeppelin
In Through The Out Door

  (Item #: ledzeinthr_1905) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Incredible Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides; this album really doesn't get any better than this -- exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • It's all here: huge amounts of rock solid bass; grungy guitars; breathy, natural vocals and jump out of the speakers presence and energy
  • Fool In The Rain and All My Love are two of the best, and best sounding, tracks on the album
  • "The album's opening number, "In the Evening," with its stomping rhythms and heavy, staggered riffs, suggests that Zeppelin haven't deviated from their course, but by the time the rolling shuffle of "South Bound Suarez" kicks into gear, it's apparent that they've regained their sense of humor."
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Lionel Richie
Can't Slow Down

  (Item #: richicants_1905) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Stunning sound throughout with both sides rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or very close to it - exceptionally quiet viny too
  • Rich, smooth and natural, the sound here is guaranteed to please - recall that the 12" of All Night Long was on the TAS List back in the day (and yes, I used to sell it!)
  • "In 1999, Q magazine included Can't Slow Down on its list of the best Motown records of all time and stated, "Production values are high, his songwriting craft is at its peak and at least one track - the global smash 'All Night Long' - is an anthem to good times that makes the heart sing and feet twitch.""
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Talking Heads
More Songs About Buildings and Food

  (Item #: talkimores_1905) 

Our Price: $299.99

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

  (Item #: pinkfsauce_1905) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Two stunning sides, each with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound, making this one of the best sounding copies we've ever heard!
  • The sound here is incredibly big, rich and Tubey Magical with a huge punchy bottom end
  • Good sound for early Floyd is a very tough ticket which is why you don't see many copies hit the site
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Kenny Burrell
God Bless The Child

  (Item #: burregodbl_1901_1905) 

Our Price: $129.99
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  • With a Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) grade on side one and a solid Double Plus (A++) grade on side two, this one of the better copies we played in our recent shootout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • One of our favorite CTI albums, and surely one of the best sounding, especially on this pressing
  • Credit goes to RVG once again for the huge space that the superbly well recorded orchestra occupies
  • AMG raves: "This is Burrell at his level best as a player to be sure, but also as a composer and as a bandleader. Magnificent."
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Deodato
Prelude

  (Item #: deodaprelu_1902_1905) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • The two year wait is over - here's an out of this world copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound from first note to last
  • You will not believe how good this record sounds - it's a funky jazz Demo Disc like no other
  • The brass and percussion are amazing on 2001 (and every other track) - thanks RVG
  • We had no idea there was space this huge in the recording until we heard this copy
  • "Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001)", won the 1974 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance
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The Steve Miller Band
Brave New World

  (Item #: millebrave_1905_2) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • An insanely good sounding with both sides earning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades or very close to them - this is the best copy to hit the site in years!
  • Engineered by the one and only Glyn Johns - until we heard this specific pressing we had no idea the album could sound as good as this one does
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl throughout, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus - I defy anyone to find an early Capitol pressing that plays as quietly as this one does!
  • "Brave New World was more fully realized, and rocked harder, than the Steve Miller Band's first two albums." - All Music
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Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie
Ella and Basie!

  (Item #: fitzgella_and_basie_1901_1905) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • 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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Thelonious Monk
Misterioso

  (Item #: monk_misterioso_1958_1905_1) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • Monk's live 1958 release makes its Hot Stamper debut, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from first note to last
  • Big, lively, open and clear with Tubey Magical richness - just the right sound for this masterful quartet
  • Recorded live at the Five Spot Cafe in New York City, the energy here is palpable - according to Orrin Keepnews, Monk "played more distinctly here than on his studio albums in response to the audience's enthusiasm during the performance"
  • 5 stars: "[The quartet's] overwhelming and instinctual capacities directly contribute to the powerful swingin' and cohesive sound they could continually reinvent."
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Eagles
Eagles

  (Item #: eagleeagle_1905) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A truly killer early pressing, earning seriously good Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides
  • You will be floored by the huge, rich, Tubey Magical guitars exploding out from your speakers on Take It Easy
  • One of the Best Sounding Rock Records Ever Made, a member of our Top Ten and without a doubt Glyn Johns' engineering (and producing) Masterpiece
  • A Top 100 Tubey Magical Demo Disc that is guaranteed to blow your mind on a pressing that sounds as good as this one does
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The Moody Blues
To Our Children's Children's Children

  (Item #: moodytoour_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Lush but clear Tubey Magical Double Plus (A++) British Decca LP sound on both sides, on quiet vinyl to boot
  • It may be difficult to find this kind of sound for The Moody Blues in 1969, but it's not impossible - we did it
  • You get richness, fullness and warmth on both of these sides, which is exactly what you want for the Moodies' music
  • "It is the fourth of what are popularly considered the group's "core seven" (or Classic Seven) albums from 1967 to 1972, and as such represents the peak of their career to some."
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James Taylor
Sweet Baby James

  (Item #: taylosweet_1905_2) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • This wonderful copy of Sweet Baby James boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last - reasonably quiet vinyl too
  • Just listen to all that lovely echo - it's a dead giveaway that both sides have resolving power far beyond the other copies you may have heard
  • A Top 100 Title, inarguably a Masterpiece - Fire and Rain and Suite for 20 G (one of JT's All Time Best) are out of this world here
  • 5 Stars: "Sweet Baby James launched not only Taylor's career as a pop superstar but also the entire singer/songwriter movement of the early '70s that included Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Jackson Browne, Cat Stevens, and others..."
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The Band
The Band

  (Item #: band_band_1905) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With superb Double Plus (A++) sonic grades or BETTER on both sides, this is a great sounding copy of an absolutely essential album
  • Big bass, rich meaty guitars and smooth silky vocals make this a Band album like you have never heard before.
  • Not only is the sound superb, but both sides here play Mint Minus Minus, about as quiet as we can find them
  • 5 stars: "The arrangements were simultaneously loose and assured, giving the songs a timeless appeal..."
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The Beatles
Rubber Soul

  (Item #: beatlrubbe_1905_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side two and a side one that's close to it, this vintage UK stereo pressing has plenty of analog magic in its grooves - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • We guarantee you've never heard Girl, I'm Looking Through You, In My Life, Wait, and If I Needed Someone sound better - and that's just side two
  • A Rock & Pop Top 100 Title, and a Must Own Folk Rock Masterpiece
  • 5 stars: "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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Deep Purple
Fireball

  (Item #: deeppfireb_1903_1905_) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Outstanding sound throughout for this original Harvest import pressing with each side earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades for sound or BETTER - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This LP was simply bigger, richer and clearer, with more Tubey Magic, less smear and less congestion than most of the other vintage imports we played
  • One of Ian Gillian's favorite albums, "... it was really the beginning of tremendous possibilities of expression."
  • 4 1/2 stars: "One of Deep Purple's four indispensable albums (the others being In Rock, Machine Head, and Burn), 1971's Fireball saw the band broadening out from the no-holds-barred hard rock direction of the previous year's cacophonous In Rock."
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The Doors
The Soft Parade

  (Item #: doorssoftp_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With seriously good Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides, this copy will be very hard to beat
  • The sound is rich and lively, with solid brass and punchy drums - thanks Bruce Botnick, where would The Doors be without you?
  • Full of great songs: Touch Me, Runnin' Blue, Wild Child, Wishful Sinful and the amazingly trippy Soft Parade extended suite
  • "Much like a true “parade” of an English fugue, the song morphs from Morrison’s a capella sermon-like intro to a Baroque ballad to a show tune-like section to the long rock outro, the music masterfully following the flowing, stream of consciousness lyric." Hell yeah!
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Count Basie & Oscar Peterson
Yessir, That’s My Baby

  (Item #: basieyessi_1902_1905) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Both sides of this wonderful Basie/Peterson record are out of this world: Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side, Double Plus (A++) on the second - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Jazz records don't get a whole lot bigger, clearer or more full-bodied. Man, that is the glorious sound of ANALOG!
  • Guaranteed to blow the doors off any Heavy Vinyl pressing AP will ever do, at any speed, and of course any pressing by Pablo
  • "The two pianists (backed by bassist John Heard and drummer Louis Bellson) play five standards and three blues with predictable swing, finding much more in common with each other than one might have originally suspected."
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Bill Withers
Menagerie

  (Item #: withemenag_1812_1905) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • KILLER sound for Menagerie with both sides earning Triple Plus (A+++) grades or close to them - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • These sides are extraordinarily spacious and three-dimensional, as well as relaxed and full-bodied - just wonderful
  • Includes Withers' signature hit, "Lovely Day" as well as "Lovely Night For Dancing"
  • 4 1/2 stars: "... an assured return to form by one of soul's greatest singer/songwriters of the '70s... this is an easy record to like, after all, with a consistent tone and a soothing vibe, plus a good set of songs."
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Count Basie
On My Way & Shoutin' Again

  (Item #: basieonmyw_1905) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Incredible shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it from start to finish - relatively quiet vinyl too
  • Both sides here are clear, present, and energetic, with plenty of Tubey Magic, befitting this All Tube Recording on Verve from 1962
  • "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."
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Charles Mingus
Mingus Dynasty

  (Item #: mingumingu_dynasty_1903_1905-) 

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


  • This outstanding original 6 Eye Stereo pressing boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound or better from first note to last
  • You could easily spend a hundred bucks buying a copy off the web that would not sound as good or play as quietly as this original
  • Studio ambience and Tubey Magic is already baked in - this 30th Street recording shows just how good Columbia's engineers were back then
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Mingus Dynasty is still an excellent album; in fact, it's a testament to just how high a level Mingus was working on that an album of this caliber could have gotten lost in the shuffle."
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Elton John
Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only The Piano Player

  (Item #: john_donts_1810_1905-) 

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


  • An outstanding UK copy with both sides rating a strong Double Plus (A++) or better - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • Forget the dubby, closed-in and transistory domestic pressings - here is the relaxed, rich, spacious, musical, lifelike sound that only the best imports can show you
  • Thanks to Ken Scott's brilliant engineering and Gus Dudgeon's production savvy, every song should sound better than you have ever heard it
  • 4 stars: "His most direct, pop-oriented album... a very enjoyable piece of well-crafted pop/rock."
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Hampton Hawes
All Night Session, Vol. 2

  (Item #: hawesall_night_2_1902_1905-) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A superb sounding copy with Double Plus (A++) sound throughout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Both sides here are rich, full and Tubey Magical with good bottom end weight and plenty of jazz quartet energy
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Although Hampton Hawes spontaneously created five original tunes at this extraordinarily inspired date, everything on Vol. 2 comes directly out of the standard bop musician's working repertoire."
  • "It's hard to put into words how good it feels to play jazz when it's really swinging...I've reached a point where the music fills you up so much emotionally that you feel like shouting hallelujah -- like people do in church when they're converted to God. That's the way I was feeling the night we recorded All Night Session!""
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Yes
Time And A Word

  (Item #: yes__timea_1902_1905) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Insanely good Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish - one of the best copies to ever hit the site!
  • Our rare, original Plum and Orange UK original here put every other pressing to shame - some of the best High Production Value rock music of the '70s, thanks to the band and a Mr Eddie Offord
  • If you've ever heard one of our Yes Album Hot Stampers, you'll know what to expect here - HUGE and POWERFUL sound
  • "If Yes‘ debut was a prelude to their glory years as a band, Time and a Word sees them making a bold first step into the realm of prospective greatness."
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Eagles
The Long Run

  (Item #: eaglelongr_1902_1905) 

Our Price: $399.99
Sale Price: $349.00 (You save $50.99 / 13%)


  • 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 - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • 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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Roxy Music
Stranded

  (Item #: roxymstran_1901_1905) 

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


  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides and some of the band's best post-Eno music
  • The sound on this British original Island pressing is wonderful throughout - rich, smooth and oh-so-analog
  • One of the group's best sounding recordings, the Tubey Magic on their early albums is off the scale, especially here
  • "The operative adjective for Roxy's first true masterpiece is gorgeous (it's the same adjective for their final one, too) - The centerpiece, "Mother Of Pearl", might be Roxy's finest seven minutes."
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Stan Getz
Getz Au Go Go

  (Item #: getz_getza_1901_1905) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Stunning sound for this incredible recording with both sides rating Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++), just shy of our shootout winner
  • Musically and sonically, this is one of our favorite jazz albums - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • This is an incredibly tough album to find with the right sound and decent surfaces, which is the main reason we are rarely able to do this shootout
  • 4 stars: "Highly recommended for all dimensions of jazz enthusiasts." [We would of course give it the full 5 Stars]
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Canned Heat
Canned Heat

  (Item #: cannecanne_1901_1905) 

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


  • A stunning sounding original copy: Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side, Double Plus (A++) on the second
  • The sound is present, lively and tonally correct, with rich, Tubey Magical vocals that are only found on these good vintage pressings
  • These "authentic renderings" of blues covers include classics such as Muddy Waters' Rollin' and Tumblin' and Robert Johnson's Dust My Broom
  • 4 stars: "This debut was issued shortly after their appearance at the Monterey International Pop Music Festival... While decidedly more obscure to the casual listener, Eddie "Guitar Slim" Jones "Story of My Life" is both a high point on this recording, as well as one of the fiercest renditions ever committed to tape."
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The Three Sounds
Coldwater Flat

  (Item #: threecoldw_1903_1905) 

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


  • Our first Three Sounds Hot Stamper - incredible sound throughout, both sides earning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades
  • A shockingly well recorded album, with Oliver Nelson's arrangements exploding from the speakers with all the brilliant energy and color we've come to expect from the man
  • "For this date, the group decided to emphasize its pop side, recording the record with the lush Oliver Nelson Orchestra and choosing to cover such pop hits as "The Look of Love" and "Last Train to Clarksville"... the glossy production has its appealing moments..."
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Lou Reed
Transformer

  (Item #: reed_trans_1901_1905) 

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


  • Excellent sound for Lou Reed's Glam Rock Classic, Transformer - this copy earned seriously good Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER on both sides
  • Here is an import pressing with the kind of Tubey Magical Midrange that modern records cannot even BEGIN to reproduce
  • Transformer is an absolute tour de force of well-recorded Seventies Glam Rock / Classic Rock / Alternative Rock
  • 4 1/2 stars: "...Bowie and Ronson gave their hero a new lease on life -- and a solid album in the bargain."
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Queen
Queen

  (Item #: queenqueen_1811_1905) 

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


  • With a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side two and a side one that's close to it, this vintage UK pressing has the analog magic in its grooves - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Both sides here are big, full-bodied, clear and spacious with a nice bottom end and plenty of rock energy
  • "Almost every one of Queen's signatures are already present, from Freddie Mercury's operatic harmonies to Brian May's rich, orchestral guitar overdubs and the suite-like structures of "Great King Rat"... It showcases the band in all their ornate splendor yet it's strangely lean and hard, revealing just how good the band was in their early days as a hard rock band."
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Albert King
Live Wire - Blues Power

  (Item #: king_livew_1812_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy of this Must Own Live Blues album, with Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • Accept no substitutes - no reissue of the album can ever give you the energy, size and you-are-there presence that's on this disc
  • This copy plays exceptionally well - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus - finding the originals with this kind of top quality sound and surfaces this quiet is getting harder every day
  • "Live Wire/Blues Power is one of Albert King's definitive albums. Recorded live at the Fillmore Auditorium in 1968, the guitarist is at the top of his form throughout the record — his solos are intense and piercing... he makes Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man" dirty and funky and wrings out all the emotion from "Blues at Sunrise.""
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Bill Withers
Menagerie

  (Item #: withemenag_1812_1_1905) 

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


  • An outstanding copy of Menagerie with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Big, clean and clear, with far more bass than most copies, this is just the right sound for this music
  • Includes Withers' signature hit, "Lovely Day" as well as "Lovely Night For Dancing"
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Where his Sussex material was slyly eclectic, touching on a number of different styles, this album is more cohesive, a smooth album that points the way toward quiet storm while retaining a warm soulfulness, largely due to Withers' wonderful voice."
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Crosby, Stills and Nash
CSN

  (Item #: crosbcsn_1812_1_1905) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • This superb sounding copy of CSN earned outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades for sound on both sides
  • 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
  • Includes CSN classics Just A Song Before I Go and Fair Game
  • 4 stars: "It has held up remarkably well, both as a memento of its time, and as a thoroughly enjoyable musical work."
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The Band
Rock Of Ages

  (Item #: band_rocko_1902_1905) 

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


  • Superb sound throughout with all four sides rating a solid Double Plus (A++) or BETTER - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • The best copies are surprisingly TRANSPARENT -- just listen to all the "room" around the vocals on these four sides
  • A classic double live album with a consistently well-arranged and energetically performed set of songs
  • 4 stars" "It could be argued that it captured the spirit of the Band at the time in a way none of their other albums do."
  • One of the few copies from our shootout that had no marks that play, a rarity for this title!
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Neil Young
Hawks and Doves

  (Item #: younghawks_1901_1905) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An exceptional pressing with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side and a solid Double Plus (A++) side two - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The trick on this album is to find rich, smooth, edge-free sound, and this copy delivers those qualities like nothing else we played all day
  • "Hawks and Doves has a homey feel. "Little Wing," bare and haltingly lyrical with its miked harp and unaccompanied acoustic, is simpler than anything on the folky Comes a Time, and the rest of the music is defined by Ben Keith's laconic dobro and steel and Rufus Thobodeaux's sawing fiddle." Robert Christgau (A-)
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Neil Young
Hawks and Doves

  (Item #: younghawks_1808_1905) 

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


  • This outstanding pressing promises solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from top to bottom - relatively quiet vinyl too
  • The trick on Hawks and Doves is to find rich, smooth, edge-free sound, and this copy delivers those qualities like nothing you've ever heard, guaranteed
  • "Hawks and Doves has a homey feel. "Little Wing," bare and haltingly lyrical with its miked harp and unaccompanied acoustic, is simpler than anything on the folky Comes a Time, and the rest of the music is defined by Ben Keith's laconic dobro and steel and Rufus Thobodeaux's sawing fiddle." Robert Christgau (A-)
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Paul McCartney
McCartney

  (Item #: mccarmccar1_1901_1_1905) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This copy of McCartney's Apple debut boasts killer Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it from first note to last
  • 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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Carole King
Tapestry

  (Item #: king_tapes_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This copy of Carole King's beloved Tapestry boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • This killer Ode Stereo pressing is wonderfully Tubey Magical, full-bodied and solid, with note-like, clear bass
  • This album is clearly Carole's masterpiece - it's loaded with great songs, and they all sound fantastic here
  • 5 stars: "...an intensely emotional record, the songs confessional and direct; in its time it connected with listeners like few records before it, and it remains an illuminating experience decades later."
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Thelonious Monk
Criss-Cross

  (Item #: monk_criss_1811_1905) 

Our Price: $399.99
Sale Price: $349.00 (You save $50.99 / 13%)


  • This early stereo pressing won our shootout - it has insanely good Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides
  • Columbia's recordings produced by Teo Macero in the early '60s have consistently open, natural sound - this one from 1963 is no exception
  • The piano sounds amazing here - natural and dynamic, letting Monk's passionate playing shine
  • "Thelonious Monk's second album for Columbia Records features some of the finest work that Monk ever did in the studio with his '60s trio and quartet ... This is prime Monk for any degree of listener."
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George Michael
Faith

  (Item #: michafaith_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Both sides of this George Michael classic boast outstanding Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound - just shy of our Shootout Winner
  • The domestic pressings are a dubby joke next to these import originals - finally, here is the size, clarity and Tubey Magic you've always wanted
  • With six top ten hits, this album is chock full of brilliantly produced and passionately performed material
  • 5 Stars: "A superbly crafted mainstream pop/rock masterpiece, Faith made George Michael an international solo star... All of it adds up to one of the finest pop albums of the '80s, setting a high-water mark that Michael was only able to reach in isolated moments afterward."
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Super Hot Stamper (Quiet Vinyl)

Tears For Fears
The Seeds Of Love

  (Item #: tearsseeds_1905_3) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This early import pressing boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The Seeds Of Love is the band's masterpiece, and hearing it sound this big and lively is nothing short of a THRILL
  • Both sides here have smooth, sweet, analog richness and spaciousness you may not have known were possible on this record
  • 4 stars: "Along with Songs from the Big Chair, The Seeds of Love was part of a one-two artistic punch in the late '80s that situated Tears for Fears as one of the decade's more ambitious pop groups."
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Super Hot Stamper (with issues)

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Deja Vu

  (Item #: crosbdejav_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A superb Big and Bold copy that earned seriously good sonic grades of Double Plus (A++) on both sides
  • The sound is HUGE -- lively, present and rich in a way that nothing you've heard can compete with
  • One of our all time favorite albums at Better Records and one that almost never sounds THIS good
  • 5 stars: "...this variety made Déjà Vu a rich musical banquet for the most serious and personal listeners, while mass audiences reveled in the glorious harmonies and the thundering electric guitars..."
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Super Hot Stamper (Quiet Vinyl)

Jackson Browne
The Pretender

  (Item #: brownprete_1806_1905) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound AND exceptionally quiet vinyl on both sides make this a Pretender that will rock with the best of them
  • This vintage pressing is well balanced, yet big and lively, with such wonderful clarity in the mids and highs as well as deep punchy bass and a big open and spacious soundfield
  • Five Stars in Rolling Stone, one of their Top 500 Albums, and a true classic from 1976
  • Without a doubt the best sounding record Jackson Browne ever made - this is the pressing that backs up everything we say and more
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Super Hot Stamper

Leonard Cohen
Recent Songs

  (Item #: cohenrecen_1802_1905) 

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


  • An outstanding copy of Cohen's 1979 return to form, with solid Double Plus (A++) grades for sound on both sides
  • Not only is the sound excellent, but the vinyl is exceptionally quiet - this pressing plays Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • Our Hot Stamper pressings, of this and Cohen's other albums as well, offer dramatically more warmth, richness and smoothness than any other copy you have heard, guaranteed
  • "The first thing Leonard Cohen's music fans noticed about his sixth new studio album, given the typically open-ended title Recent Songs, was that, musically, it marked a return to the gypsy folk sound of his early records..."
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Jackson Browne
The Pretender

  (Item #: brownprete_1905_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This superb pressing of JB's fourth studio album boasts Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from start to finish
  • One of the all time great rock / pop Demo Discs -- the best copies are so rich and full-bodied they make most rock records sound positively anemic
  • Five Stars in Rolling Stone, one of their Top 500 Albums, and a true classic from 1976
  • Without a doubt the best sounding record Jackson Browne ever made - this is the pressing that backs up everything we say and more
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