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The Kinks
Kinks Kinkdom

  (Item #: kinkskinkd_1901_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This outstanding pressing of The Kinks excellent third album boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER throughout
  • This Reprise Pink and Green original mono pressing is lively, balanced and vibrant, with a healthy dose of the Tubey Magical Richness these tracks need in order to sound their best
  • Fairly quiet vinyl for a vintage Kinks record - they don't come much quieter or sound much better than this one
  • "There are some terrific numbers here -- not just 'A Well Respected Man' and 'Dedicated Follower of Fashion,' but the exuberant 'Who'll Be the Next in Line' and 'I Need You,' the menacing 'I'm Not Like Everybody Else,' and the haunting 'See My Friends.'"
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James Taylor
JT

  (Item #: taylojt_1901) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This outstanding copy of an exceptionally well-recorded album boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • A big, lively pressing with plenty of bottom end weight and a nicely extended top end
  • The big hits Your Smiling Face and Handy Man both sound great here - thanks Val Garay!
  • 4 stars: "JT was James Taylor's best album since Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon because it acknowledged the darkness of his earlier work while explaining the deliberate lightness of his current viewpoint, and because it was his most consistent collection in years."
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Josh White
At Town Hall

  (Item #: whiteattow_1901) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Incredible sound from start to finish with each side earning shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades - exceptionally quiet viny too!
  • Clean, clear and open with strong vocal presence and lots of concert hall space around the singers
  • As for the singers, Josh is joined on stage by his son and daughter, who take the lead on a few of the tracks here
  • "A fine guitar technician with an appealing voice... like several other canny blues players, he used his roots music to broaden and enhance his life experience, and his talent was such that he could choose the musical idiom that was most lucrative at the time."
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Leon Russell
Leon Russell

  (Item #: russeleonr_1901) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With a solid Double Plus (A++) side one and a side two that's right up there with it, this outstanding UK pressing of Russell's debut release has much to recommend it
  • His first and best album, engineered by our man Glyn Johns, but it only sounds this brilliant on these UK original pressings - the domestic LPs are dead on arrival
  • Delta Lady, A Song for You and Roll Away the Stone are all here, which makes this a true Must Own for fans of the Classic Era
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Leon Russell never quite hit all the right notes the way he did on his eponymous debut. He never again seemed as convincing in his grasp of Americana music and themes, never again seemed as individual, and never again did his limited, slurred bluesy voice seem as ingratiating."
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Aretha Franklin
Lady Soul

  (Item #: frankladys_1901) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding copy of Aretha's 1968 release boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it from first note to last
  • Both sides are clean, clear and lively with lots of natural ambience - Aretha's vocals sound excellent with lots of presence, breath and texture
  • You'd need either a lot of copies, a lot of luck or both to come up with a pressing that sounds this good
  • 5 stars: "... 1968's Lady Soul proved Aretha Franklin, the pop sensation, was no fluke... an inspired blend of covers and originals from the best songwriters in soul and pop music... "/li>
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801
801 Live

  (Item #: 801__live_1802_1901) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides of this killer original British pressing - this copy rocks!
  • This record will bring the concert experience right into your living room, if you have the system for it
  • Eno and Manzanera created this Art Rock Masterpiece with the help of Rhett Davies' brilliant engineering
  • A Must Own Rock & Pop Top 100 title, not to mention Desert Island Disc for yours truly
  • "This album marks probably one of the last times that Eno rocked out in such an unself-consciously fun fashion, but that's not the only reason to buy it: 801 Live is a cohesive document of an unlikely crew who had fun and took chances."
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Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto
Getz - Gilberto #2

  (Item #: getz_getz_gilberto_2_1809_1901) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An outstanding copy with Double Plus (A++) Live Jazz sound or BETTER from start to finish, and vinyl that's about as quiet as we can find
  • This original stereo pressing is only the second copy to make it to the site in years - boy are these hard to find in this kind of clean condition with top quality sonics
  • Rich, tubey and musical, the sound is wonderful for these live performances of two very different groups, one featuring Getz, the other Jobim
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Getz/Gilberto #2 holds its own with an appealing selection of fine jazz and bossa nova cuts."
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Alice Cooper
School's Out

  (Item #: coopeschoo_1808_1901) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A superb sounding copy with Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Big, full-bodied and present, this copy was rockin' with real Alice Cooper energy
  • "School's Out catapulted Alice Cooper into the hard rock stratosphere, largely due to its timeless, all-time classic title track." - All Music
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Rod Stewart
An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down

  (Item #: stewaanold_1807_1901) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This superb UK Vertigo copy of An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • Rich, smooth and Tubey Magical, this pressing has a lovely musical quality that's missing from most copies
  • Impossibly QUIET VINYL for an authentic British Vertigo pressing - this copy actually plays Mint Mnus to Mint Minus Minus!
  • Titled The Rod Stewart Album for US release, this is Rod the Mod's acclaimed debut
  • 4 1/2 stars: "The music and the songs are so vivid and rich with detail that they reflect a whole way of life, and while Stewart would later flesh out this blueprint, it remains a stunningly original vision."
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Stealers Wheel
Stealers Wheel

  (Item #: stealsteal_1807_1901_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This early British pressing has superb sound throughout with each side rating a solid Double Plus (A++)
  • The legendary Geoff Emerick engineered, which explains why the sound is (potentially) so good on the better pressings.
  • Take it from us: the real British-pressed vinyl from the real master tape makes all the difference in the world
  • 4 Stars: "Ultimately, this very solid outing casts a somber shadow because of unfulfilled expectations. And any record this carefully crafted doesn't deserve to languish in the bins of obscurity..."
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Yes
Time And A Word

  (Item #: yes__timea_1806_1901) 

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


  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last on this killer pressing of Time And A Word - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Some of the best High-Production-Value rock music of the '60s and '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 - killer sound throughout
  • "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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Ray Charles
The Genius of Ray Charles

  (Item #: charlgenius_of_1811_1901) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A superb sounding copy of Ray's 1959 All Tube Tom Dowd engineered recording, earning solid Double Plus (A++) sonic grades from start to finish
  • The presentation is rich, full and Tubey Magical, with the kind of big, lively, swinging sound that lets this music come alive in your listening room
  • Robert Christgau noted that "Charles tried many times, but except for Modern Sounds, he never again assembled such a consistent album in this mode."
  • "Charles' voice is heard throughout in peak form, giving soul to even the veteran standards."
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Dave Mason
Alone Together

  (Item #: masonalone_1810_1901) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER, on vinyl that's as quiet as any we can find - this is a great copy of Mason's Masterpiece
  • Listen to how big and rich the dynamic chorus gets on the first track, Only You Know and I Know - what a thrill to hear it like that - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • A killer Bruce Botnick recording - Tubey Magical Analog, smooth and natural, with the whole production sitting on a rock solid bottom-end foundation
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Alone Together represents Dave Mason at his peak... everything comes together perfectly."
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Neil Young
Old Ways

  (Item #: youngoldwa_1801_1901) 

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


  • A surprisingly good sounding album, with Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • We just finished a big shootout for Neil's country-fried album from 1985 and this was THE BEST copy to hit our table
  • Neil's unabashed country album (hello Waylon Jennings!) has been a long time coming; it's the first copy to hit the site in over five years
  • We guarantee this one will make your MoFi pressing sound like the bad joke it was back in 1996 or your money back and then some
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Tom Waits
Small Change

  (Item #: waitssmall_1901) 

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


  • An outstanding early Asylum pressing which earned excellent Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides
  • Recorded LIVE to 2-track by audio legend Bones Howe in 1976, no wonder the sound is so big, full-bodied, clean and clear
  • A tough record to find in the bins these days - Tom Waits still has plenty of die-hard fans here in L.A. and nobody wants to part with their copy
  • 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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Tom Waits
Nighthawks At The Diner

  (Item #: waitsnight_1811_1901) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • A superb copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound on all FOUR sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • One of our very favorite Waits albums for music and sound, and this copy will show you why
  • The clarity, transparency and immediacy put you right there as Waits and crew lay it down live in the studio
  • A one-of-a-kind album (and incredible recording) with elements of poetry, spoken word and jazz -- great fun if you're into it
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R.E.M.
Murmur

  (Item #: rem__murmu_1808_1901) 

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


  • A stunning sounding copy with a Triple Plus (A+++) side one and a solid Double Plus (A++) side two - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • 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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Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel

  (Item #: gabrigabr3_1807_1901) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An absolutely incredible copy with shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • If you're a fan of this album your mind is going to be BLOWN by the amazing sound of this UK pressing
  • Most copies - even the "right" Brit pressings - aren't nearly as rich and smooth yet clear and open as this one
  • 5 stars: "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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Carlos Montoya
From St. Louis to Seville

  (Item #: montofroms_1810_1901) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) side two backed with an outstanding Double Plus (A++) side one on this superb pressing by the legendary Carlos Montoya - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • Flamenco Meets Jazz in this extraordinary recording - we doubt you've ever heard anything quite like it
  • The Three-Dimensional space and Tubey Magic are jaw-dropping on this copy - a true Demo Disc!
  • An amazing Webster Hall All Analog recording from 1958 - this is the Living Stereo sound we love
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Queen
A Night at the Opera

  (Item #: queennight_1901_2) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound and exceptionally QUIET vinyl on both sides make this a very special pressing indeed, the only one like it that we currently have in stock
  • The sound is as big and lively as their famous frontman, with soaring choruses that really get loud and stay clean through out
  • Bohemian Rhapsody is killer on this side two, and if you've got the system to play it good and LOUD, you are in for a thrill
  • 5 stars: "But the appeal of A Night at the Opera is in its detailed, meticulous productions. It's prog rock with a sense of humor as well as dynamics, and Queen never bettered their approach anywhere else."
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Dave Brubeck
Countdown - Time In Outer Space

  (Item #: brubecount_1901_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Another wonderful Black Print 360 Columbia stereo pressing from Brubeck and company, with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • Golden Age Tubey Magical jazz sound, exactly what would be expected with Teo Macero producing and Fred Plaut engineering
  • Reasonably quiet playing surfaces considering that we're dealing here with a vintage Columbia pressing
  • 4 Stars: "One of Dave Brubeck's more adventurous albums... Highly recommended along with Brubeck's other Time recordings."
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Dave Brubeck
Countdown - Time In Outer Space

  (Item #: brubecount_1901) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A KILLER 6-Eye original stereo pressing of this wonderful recording, with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it from first note to last
  • An incredibly Tubey Magical disc, exactly what would be expected with Teo Macero producing and Fred Plaut engineering in the Jazz Golden Age
  • Reasonably quiet playing surfaces considering that we're dealing here with a more than 50 year old Six Eye Columbia pressing
  • 4 Stars: "One of Dave Brubeck's more adventurous albums... Highly recommended along with Brubeck's other Time recordings."
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Cat Stevens
Teaser & The Firecat

  (Item #: stevetease_1901) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • This timeless Classic Folk Rock recording on the original A&M label offers very good sound on both sides
  • These Hot Stamper sides will rock your world with their richness, clarity, transparency and energy
  • AMG 5 Stars and a Top 100 album - it just may be the Best Sounding record Cat Stevens ever made
  • Tuesday’s Dead, Morning Has Broken, Bitterblue, Moonshadow, Peace Train - and that's just side two! What side of any album has five songs of such quality?
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Miles Davis
Filles de Kilimanjaro

  (Item #: davisfille_1901_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A superb sounding 360 stereo pressing with Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish; fairly quiet vinyl
  • Both sides here are clean, clear and lively with plenty of space around the players
  • "... this middle ground between the adventurous bop of the mid-'60s and the fusion of the late '60s is rewarding in its own right, since it's possible to hear great musicians find the foundation of a new form. For that alone, Filles de Kilimanjaro is necessary listening." - All Music, 4 1/2 Stars
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Stan Getz
Getz Au Go Go

  (Item #: getz_getza_1901) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Stunning sound for this incredible recording with both sides rating a Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) throughout, just shy of our shootout winner
  • Musically and sonically, this is one of our favorite jazz albums
  • This is an incredibly tough album to find with the right sound and decent surfaces, which is the main reason we rarely do this shootout
  • 4 stars on Allmusic: "Highly recommended for all dimensions of jazz enthusiasts." [We would of course give it the full 5 Stars]
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Frank Sinatra
Softly, As I Leave You

  (Item #: sinatsoftl_1810_1901) 

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


  • 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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The Byrds
Mr. Tambourine Man

  (Item #: byrdsmrtam_1809_1901) 

Our Price: $149.99
Sale Price: $119.00 (You save $30.99 / 21%)


  • An exceptionally good sounding copy, earning Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Lively, balanced and vibrant, with a healthy dose of the Tubey Magical richness these recordings need in order to work
  • Listen to how breathy Jim (later Roger) McGuinn's vocals are - his vocals are key to the better sounding Byrds records
  • 5 Stars: "One of the greatest debuts in the history of rock ... nothing less than a significant step in the evolution of rock & roll itself, demonstrating that intelligent lyrical content could be wedded to compelling electric guitar riffs and a solid backbeat."
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Neil Young
After The Gold Rush

  (Item #: youngafter_1812x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding pressing, with solid Double Plus (A++) grades or close to them on both sides - guaranteed killer sound from first note to last - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This is the vinyl embodiment of the Classic Analog Rock sound we love - rich, full-bodied, warm, punchy, dynamic and clear
  • 5 Stars in Allmusic, Top 100, and a Demo Disc that is guaranteed to knock your socks off
  • "It's a magnificent, style-setting album which saw the Canadian's elevation to rock hero. For those who like their emotion raw."
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Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin III

  (Item #: ledze3_1901_2) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With Hot Stamper grades on both sides, this pressing has much to recommend it - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Plenty of Zep classics like Immigrant Song, Celebration Day, and Tangerine, and many more
  • 5 Stars on Allmusic and a distinguished member of our Top 100 - a Must Own for any Zep fan
  • "On their first two albums, Led Zeppelin unleashed a relentless barrage of heavy blues and rockabilly riffs, but Led Zeppelin III provided the band with the necessary room to grow musically. While there are still a handful of metallic rockers, III is built on a folky, acoustic foundation that gives the music extra depth."
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Miles Davis
Sketches Of Spain

  (Item #: davissketc_1808_1901) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • 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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Frank Sinatra
Sinatra-Basie

  (Item #: sinatsinat_1811_1901) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides of this beloved Sinatra/Basie collaboration
  • Tubey, warm and smooth, with an extended top and bottom, the louder you play this record the better it sounds
  • "The long-awaited first collaboration between two icons did something unique for the reputations of both. For Basie, the Sinatra connection inaugurated a period in the 1960s where his band was more popular and better-known than it ever was, even in the big band era. For Sinatra, Basie meant liberation, producing perhaps the loosest, rhythmically free singing of his career."
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Bob Dylan
John Wesley Harding

  (Item #: dylanjohnw_1806_1901) 

Our Price: $149.99
Sale Price: $119.00 (You save $30.99 / 21%)


  • A wonderful sounding copy of this pivotal Dylan LP, earned Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER on both sides
  • Here is the bass, richness & vocal presence that are hard to come by on John Wesley Harding
  • The title track, Dear Landlord, I'll Be Your Baby Tonight, All Along the Watchtower and I Pity The Poor Immigrant are a few of the more memorable songs here
  • 5 stars: "The music is simple, direct, and melodic, providing a touchstone for the country-rock revolution that swept through rock in the late '60s."
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The Hollies
Hollies

  (Item #: holliholli_1810_1901) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A superb pressing of The Hollies' 1965 release, with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from first note to last
  • The sound of this early UK pressing is big, full-bodied and dynamic with Tubey Magic to die for - forget the dry, edgy sound of the domestic LPs, this is the real master tape, baby!
  • The Air That I Breathe is the monster track here, and on these killer British Polydor pressings it's out of this world thanks to the engineering prowess of none other than Alan Parsons
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Oliver Nelson's Big Band
Live From Los Angeles

  (Item #: nelsolivef_1810_1901) 

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


  • An incredible sounding copy - Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • If you love the swinging sounds of Oliver Nelson's Big Band arrangements behind Jimmy Smith, Frank Sinatra, Monk and others, you can't go wrong here
  • The 1967 stereo sound here is clear, open and highly resolving, yet still rich, warm and smooth
  • "Here's a driving high flying record from start to finish. It's jazz at it's exciting best as Nelson's arranging conducting and zippy sax work lead real quality playing..." - Billboard
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Foreigner
4

  (Item #: forei4_1810_1901) 

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


  • You'll find stunning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides of this Radio Rock Classic
  • This copy had the best energy, the punchiest bass, and biggest, most immediate presentation in our shootout
  • Rockers like Juke Box Hero and Urgent, along with the heartfelt ballad Waiting For A Girl Like You, here sound better than you've ever heard them
  • "In producer Robert John 'Mutt' Lange - fresh off his massive success with AC/DC's Back in Black - guitarist and all-around mastermind Mick Jones found both the catalyst to achieve [a grand slam of a record] and his perfect musical soulmate... All things considered, 4 remains Foreigner's career peak."
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Jimmy Smith
Bucket!

  (Item #: smithbucke_1812_1x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find crazy good sound on this vintage Blue Note stereo LP, with both sides earning Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) grades, just shy of our Shootout Winner
  • This copy is spacious, sweet and positively dripping with ambience
  • A trio date, with just organ, guitar and drums, the grouping that Smith pioneered - nobody does it better
  • This album is a little more mellow than others I have heard. It's very relaxed and enjoyable. Highly recommended
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Fleetwood Mac
Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac

  (Item #: fleetpeter_1810_1901) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Dramatically more impressive than any other copy we played - Triple Plus (A+++) throughout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The size, clarity, presence and energy are off the charts - and talk about Tubey Magic, this pressing is overflowing with it
  • The Mac's debut is an extraordinary collection of Guitar-Based British Blues and an album that's rarely on the site with sound this good and surfaces this clean
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Fleetwood Mac's debut LP was a highlight of the late-'60s British blues boom. Green's always inspired playing, the capable (if erratic) songwriting, and the general panache of the band as a whole placed them leagues above the overcrowded field..."
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Talking Heads
More Songs About Buildings and Food

  (Item #: talkimores_1802_1901) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound throughout for More Songs, The Talking Head's One True Masterpiece
  • Both sides here are big and full with plenty of rhythmic energy - Take Me to the River rocks like you won't believe
  • Eno produced, Rhett Davies engineered, every track is (psycho) killer - this is absolutely a Must Own Album 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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Talking Heads
Naked

  (Item #: talkinaked_1711_1901) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This late-'80's classic boasts excellent Double Plus (A++) grades, or close to it, on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • These good pressings communicate the passion and excitement of the rhythmic brew the Talking Heads worked up here
  • With more of a World Music vibe, Naked includes quintessential hits such as Blind, Mr. Jones and Nothing But Flowers
  • Rolling Stone: "..."stylistically bold and intellectually provocative, Naked is a dizzying and disturbing piece of work" and that it "marks a return to the more open-ended, groove-oriented style the Heads defined on Remain in Light."
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Ella Fitzgerald
Sings The Gershwin Song Book Vol. 1

  (Item #: fitzgsings_gershwin_1_1802_1901) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • This superb stereo 2-pack offers excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides and fairly quiet vinyl considering the age of these records
  • Ella sounds rich, Tubey Magical and breathy on this 1959 release - this is the glorious sound of ALL TUBE ANALOG
  • It's very difficult to get the vocals AND the brass right together, but these pressings prove it can be done
  • Nelson Riddle's arrangements are especially interesting and artful throughout - we love the guy!
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Led Zeppelin
In Through The Out Door

  (Item #: ledzeinthr_1809_1901) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Incredible Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on both sides, just shy of our shootout winner - this album really doesn't get much better than this
  • 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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The Doors
Alive, She Cried

  (Item #: doorsalive_1810_1901) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding copy of The Doors 1983 release boasts seriously good Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER on both sides
  • This pressing has the kind of powerful low end that lets the wild music of the live Doors really take off
  • Gloria and Little Red Rooster, in particular, sound exceptionally good - big, lively and immediate
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on both sides - they don't come quieter in our experience
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David Bowie
Young Americans

  (Item #: bowieyoung_1808_1901) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Superb sound for Bowie's one and only Soul album with both sides rating a solid Double Plus (A++) - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • We think you'll agree this is a surprisingly well recorded, especially when you have a copy that sounds as good as this one - it's big and solid with punchy bass and real immediacy
  • This is the record that turned me on to David Sanborn, whose sax work here is nothing short of a revelation
  • One of our favorites by Bowie, with so many killer tracks: Young Americans, Fascination, Somebody Up There Likes Me, Across the Universe and, of course, Fame
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Johnny Cash
At San Quentin

  (Item #: cash_atsan_1901_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A great sounding vintage 360 pressing of a legendary live album - this copy earned Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides
  • Full, rich, lively and clean - Johnny Cash gets the sonic treatment he deserves here - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • So many great songs: Wanted Man, I Walk the Line, San Quentin, A Boy Named Sue, Folsom Prison Blues and more
  • 5 stars: "...listen to "A Boy Named Sue," ... rescued by the wild-eyed, committed performance by Cash, where it sounds like he really was set on murdering that son of a bitch who named him Sue. He sounds that way throughout the record... "
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Buffalo Springfield
Again

  (Item #: buffaagain_1901) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Insanely good Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) Tubey Magical Analog sound from start to finish
  • This copy came in just shy of our shootout winner - few copies we play are as big, lively and clear as this one
  • The vinyl plays pretty well, Mint Minus Minus - it sure isn't easy to find them any quieter, not with sound this good
  • AMG 5 stars and a Desert Island Disc for yours truly - "...this record stands as their greatest triumph."
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Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington
The Great Reunion

  (Item #: armstgreat_1901) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • A very good sounding copy, with both sides earning excellent Hot Stamper grades - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • We doubt you have ever heard Louis Armstrong sound remotely as good as he does here
  • We remember the Classic pressing as being a very good sounding record but make no mistake, this is a much better sounding one
  • "One of the best things about this configuration is the sound of the Duke’s piano - an underrated pianist, he seldom recorded in such an intimate context."
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Love
Da Capo in Mono

  (Item #: love_dacap_1901_2) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A superb Mono copy with Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it for this rarely listed album
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl too, playing as quietly as any Gold Label original pressing we have ever heard
  • 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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The Oscar Peterson Trio
The Trio

  (Item #: petertrio_1901_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this Pablo LP
  • The size, the weight, the solidity, the clarity, the energy, the rhythmic drive - it's all here and more
  • 5 stars: "Guitarist Joe Pass and bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen both play well on these live performances, but the reason to acquire this set is for the remarkable Oscar Peterson. Peterson really flourished during his years with Norman Granz's Pablo label, and this was one of his finest recordings of the period."
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Love
Da Capo in Stereo

  (Item #: love_dacap_1901_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A superb Stereo copy with 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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The Allman Brothers
Brothers and Sisters

  (Item #: allmabroth_1811_1901) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A very strong copy, with each side earning a Double Plus (A++) for sound and blessed with exceptionally 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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The Allman Brothers
Eat A Peach

  (Item #: allmaeatap_1803_1901) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on all four sides - these two discs are rockin' from first note to last
  • The heartfelt radio-friendly songs such as Melissa and Little Martha keep up the energy and add to the enjoyment factor
  • Exceptionally quiet for this title -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • 5 stars: "The record showcases the Allmans at their peak, and it's hard not to feel sad as the acoustic guitars of "Little Martha" conclude the record, since this tribute isn't just heartfelt, it offers proof of Duane Allman's immense talents and contribution to the band."
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Deep Purple
Machine Head

  (Item #: deeppmachi_1805_1901) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Two killer sides clocking in at Double Plus (A++) - the sound is HUGE, with real energy, presence and WHOMP - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Amazingly spacious, the result no doubt of it being recorded practically live in the studio
  • Their superbly talented engineer, Martin Barre, recorded the big, bold, rich, smooth sound of British Rock about as well as anyone ever did
  • 5 stars: "Machine Head was anything but a one-trick pony, introducing the bona fide classic opener "Highway Star," which epitomized all of Deep Purple's intensity and versatility while featuring perhaps the greatest soloing duel ever between guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and organist Jon Lord."
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Talking Heads
Talking Heads: 77

  (Item #: talkitalki_1901) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from beginning to end - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • Big, full and lively with a punchy bottom end, as well as tonally correct from top to bottom, this is the right sound for this groundbreaking music
  • This album and specifically this Hot Stamper has the energy and power of live rock and roll, no doubt about it
  • 5 stars and a Top 100 Title: "The music was undeniably catchy, even at its most ominous, especially on "Psycho Killer," Byrne's supreme statement of demented purpose."
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Jimi Hendrix
Axis: Bold As Love

  (Item #: hendraxisb_1712_1901) 

Our Price: $299.99
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  • This Polydor import pressing offers outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish and is guaranteed to blow the doors off of any other version of the album you've heard
  • Spacious, solid and dynamic with tons of bass and electrified energy that this problematical album almost never has
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl, playing Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on both sides - for audiophile surfaces these imports are the only way to go
  • 5 stars: "...a solid collection of great tunes and great interactive playing between himself, Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell, and the recording studio itself. "
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Sade
Promise

  (Item #: sade_promi_1810_1901) 

Our Price: $249.99
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  • Sade's Best Album returns to the site with stunning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • Both sides of this UK disc are simply amazing sounding compared to the other pressings we played - rich and full yet clean, clear and open
  • There’s no denying the power of Sade’s sultry voice when you can actually hear it - she is on fire on this album
  • Her best song is on side one, Is It a Crime, and the big band arrangement will surely send chills up and down your spine, especially with Triple Plus sound quality
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Traffic
The Best of Traffic

  (Item #: traffbesto_1810_1901) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Great sound throughout with both sides of this Pink Label pressing rating nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++), this will beat almost any Traffic album you have ever heard!
  • This amazing compilation boasts superb sound, often better than the very same tracks on the original British releases
  • Exceptionally QUIET vinyl, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on both sides - Island didn't press them any quieter in 1969
  • Top 100 - "The entire second side of the LP, comprising 'Medicated Goo,' 'Forty Thousand Headmen,' 'Feelin' Alright,' 'Shanghai Noodle Factory,' and 'Dear Mr. Fantasy,' was the kind of progressive rock that would define Traffic and give it its place in the rock pantheon."
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Eagles
On The Border

  (Item #: eagleonthe_1901_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • 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)
  • 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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Leonard Cohen
New Skin For the Old Ceremony

  (Item #: cohennewsk_1808_1901) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A stunning sounding copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • "New Skin for the Old Ceremony may be Leonard Cohen's most musical album... the songs are delivered with more passion than usual."
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Grateful Dead
Europe '72

  (Item #: grateeurop_1810_1901) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A superb sounding original Warner Brothers Green Label pressing with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the fifth side and excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on the other five
  • The sound here is big, full-bodied, clean and clear with tons of energy and plenty of extension on both ends
  • "No record album can replace a live appearance by the Dead — but those who can’t get enough of this exceptional band will be kept busy for a good little while with this one." - Rolling Stone
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Duke Ellington
At the Bal Masque

  (Item #: ellinbalma_1901_2) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent sounding Six-Eye copy with Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • Both sides here clean, clear and spacious yet still pretty rich and Tubey Magical
  • More superb sound from the legendary CBS 30th street studios in New York - the size and power of a jazz orchestra in glorious all ANALOG sound
  • "Ellington and his all-star orchestra manage to transform what could be a set of tired revival swing into superior dance music and swinging jazz... a surprise success."
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Stealers Wheel
Stealers Wheel

  (Item #: stealsteal_1807_1901) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • This early British pressing has two outstanding sides, both earning shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades for their amazingly Tubey Magical sound
  • The legendary Geoff Emerick engineered, which explains why the sound is (potentially) so good on the better pressings.
  • Take it from us: the real British-pressed vinyl from the real master tape makes all the difference in the world
  • 4 Stars: "Ultimately, this very solid outing casts a somber shadow because of unfulfilled expectations. And any record this carefully crafted doesn't deserve to languish in the bins of obscurity..."
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Neil Diamond
Hot August Night

  (Item #: diamohotau_1804_1901) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent sounding copy with Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on all four sides!
  • The wonderful presence and energy here bring a lively Neil Diamond performance right to your listening room
  • If you own the MoFi this copy will show you how they screwed up the sound of Neil's voice (nothing new there, right?)
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "This is the ultimate Neil Diamond record. Not necessarily the best - he's at his most appealing crafting in the studio - but certainly the ultimate, capturing all the kitsch and glitz of Neil Diamond, the showman."
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Lee Morgan
The Sidewinder

  (Item #: morgasidew_1804_1901) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • This wonderful copy of this Blue Note classic earned Double Plus (A++) grades or close to it on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Unusually rich, full-bodied, lively and present sound which brings out the best in this music
  • It's nearly impossible to find clean vintage pressings of Blue Notes these days, let alone copies that sound as good as this one does
  • 5 stars: "Carried by its almost impossibly infectious eponymous opening track, The Sidewinder helped foreshadow the sounds of boogaloo and soul-jazz with its healthy R&B influence and Latin tinge... The group works together seamlessly to create an album that crackles with energy while maintaining a stylish flow."
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The Beatles
Beatles For Sale

  (Item #: beatlforsa_1901_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Off the charts sound for the band's classic fourth album; Triple Plus (A+++) on the second side and Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • Superb energy and presence - the band is RIGHT THERE and full of the LIFE the best Beatles pressings always have
  • An underrated Beatles album - Allmusic gives it Five Big Stars and we like it every bit as much as they do
  • I'm A Loser, Baby's In Black, Rock And Roll Music, I'll Follow The Sun. Eight Days A Week, Words Of Love, Every Little Thing, I Don't Want To Spoil The Party, What You're Doing and 4 more - 14 tracks in all (!)
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The Who
Quadrophenia

  (Item #: who__quadr_1808_1901) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on all four sides of this British Track pressing - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Quadrophenia - a Top 100 Title - is the last of the truly great Who albums, and you won't believe how good it sounds here
  • If you want to hear this music explode out of the speakers and come to life the way The Who intended it to, just set the volume good and high and let 'er rip
  • 5 stars: "Some of Townshend's most direct, heartfelt writing is contained here, and production-wise it's a tour de force, with some of the most imaginative use of synthesizers on a rock record."
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The Doobie Brothers
Toulouse Street

  (Item #: doobitoulo_1901_1) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • An original Green Label pressing with seriously good Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides, this copy is really rockin'
  • Two of our favorite engineers - Stephen Barncard & Donn Landee - worked their magic here
  • Smooth sound, punchy in the bass, dynamic in the choruses, sweet vocals - this is The Better Records Sound
  • 4 stars in Allmusic: "...it all still sounds astonishingly bracing 30 years later; it's still a keeper, and one of the most inviting and alluring albums of its era."
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Louis Armstrong
I've Got The World On A String

  (Item #: armstivego_1810_1901) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • This outstanding pressing earned solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • Russell Garcia's orchestral arrangements and Louis Armstrong's sublime interpretations of The Great American Songbook are a match made in heaven
  • Classic Records remastered this title back in their heyday, but if you have any doubts that our Hot Stamper will murder it we encourage you to do the shootout for yourself
  • "Armstrong finds the essence of each tune, bending and projecting them with his patented joie de vivre and gravel-voiced warmth every time."
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The Police
Zenyatta Mondatta

  (Item #: policzenya_1901) 

Our Price: $49.99

  • This import pressing has very good Hot Stamper sound from start to finish
  • Guaranteed to handily beat any Half Speed or modern remastered Heavy Vinyl pressing - it should be no contest
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • 5 Stars: "Zenyatta contains perhaps the quintessential new wave anthem, the haunting "Don't Stand So Close to Me"... Zenyatta Mondatta remains one of the finest rock albums of all time."
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Johnny Cash
At Folsom Prison

  (Item #: cash_atfol_1901) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A superb sounding copy with Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • The sound is much bigger, richer and more transparent than most of what we played - in some ways it's not even close
  • Pretty darn quiet throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • 5 stars: "The quintessential Johnny Cash album, the place where his legend burns bright and eternal"
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Ambrosia
Ambrosia

  (Item #: ambroambro_1901_2) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Spectacular Prog Rock sound explodes on this copy of the band's phenomenally well-recorded debut album, mixed by none other than Alan Parsons
  • With seriously good Double Plus (A++) grades throughout, this copy has the sound we were looking for
  • Big Whomp Factor here - the bottom end is huge and punchy on this copy, like nothing you've heard
  • A Better Records All-Time Favorite & Top 100 Demo Disc: " Its songs skillfully blend strong melodic hooks and smooth vocal harmonies with music of an almost symphonic density."
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The Zombies
The World of the Zombies

  (Item #: zombiworld_1811_1901) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two outstanding sides each rating a solid Double Plus (A++) - you have never heard The Zombies sound better, guaranteed
  • When you get hold of a sublimely Tubey Magical copy such as this, the sound of Rod Argent's Hammond B-3 is nothing less than glorious
  • This UK compilation plays exceptionally well throughout - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus - they don't come quieter
  • 4 Stars: "The Zombies' obvious appreciation for adeptly crafted melodies and rich vocal harmonies likewise made them favorites of pop fans as well as more discerning listeners."
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Kate Bush
The Kick Inside

  (Item #: bush_kicki_1901) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • With a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side one and a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side two, this vintage British pressing will be very hard to beat
  • Both sides here are rich, smooth and full-bodied with a nice bottom end and a lovely musical quality that's missing from most of the copies we played
  • "... the sound of an impressionable and highly precocious teenager spreading her wings for the first time... a mightily impressive debut." - All Music
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Elton John
Rock of the Westies

  (Item #: john_rocko_1901_1) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • With excellent Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides, this is a Must Own Elton John classic
  • The music on this album has energy that surpasses any other Elton collection we've heard
  • Includes rockers like Medley (Yell Help, Wednesday Night, Ugly); Island Girl; Street Kids and Hard Luck Story
  • "Rock of the Westies appears in retrospect to be his last great rock album. It certainly does rock consistently harder than any other John album..." - Amazon
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The Rolling Stones
Black and Blue

  (Item #: rolliblack_1901_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Insanely good sound throughout with Double to Triple (A++ to A+++) sound throughout, just shy of our shootout winner; fairly quiet vinyl too
  • Hand Of Fate on side one sounds particularly good - it has the meaty Glyn Johns sound we love
  • A full-bodied, solid copy like this lets you appreciate Billy Preston's contributions, which are all over this album, a very good thing
  • "Melody ought to be a tentative experiment with Billy Preston's jazzy keyboard sound. Instead, it's a triumph, Jagger's voice swooping and snaking around Preston's piano and harmonies."
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Bennett & Evans
The Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Album

  (Item #: benneevans_1901_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A wonderful original pressing of this classic collaboration: Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from start to finish
  • This album, one of our best Hot Stamper pressings, ranks near the top of the All Time Great Male Vocal Recordings
  • Waltz for Debby is the best thing here. You want to hear the Bennett-Evans Magic? Go right to that track
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "One of the best albums of either's career."
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Paul McCartney and Wings
Red Rose Speedway

  (Item #: mccarredro_1901_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This early British EMI pressing has superb Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER throughout
  • Both sides are super big and full-bodied with a lovely bottom end
  • This copy has exactly the kind of sound we look for in a 70's Pop Rock record
  • "...McCartney's little flourishes are intoxicating -- not just the melodies, but the facile production and offhand invention."
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Various Artists
The Blues... A Real Summit Meeting

  (Item #: varioblues_1901) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on all four sides and only the second copy to hit the site in many years
  • The overall sound here is incredibly big, and full with a solid bottom end and lots of space around all of the players and instruments
  • Features B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Big Mama Thornton, Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup and more
  • Recorded live at Newport in New York, this is an OUTSTANDING blues album


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The Rolling Stones
Aftermath

  (Item #: rolliafter_1809_1901) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Both sides of this copy were outstanding, earning Double Plus (A++) grades for their Tubey Magical '60s British sound
  • Lady Jane, Under My Thumb and Mother's Little Helper are three of the best sounding tracks on side one - all are lively and solid here
  • It's ridiculously tough to find copies that sound this good and play this quietly, which is why we so rarely have them up on the site
  • Their first album made up of all original material, 5 stars on Allmusic, and the first of a string of Must Own Stones albums
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Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan

  (Item #: dylanbobdy_1809_1901) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding MONO copy of Bob Dylan's self-titled debut (recorded in mono) with Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Both sides here have the immediacy, the warmth and the studio space the reissues fail to reproduce
  • "... a sterling effort, outclassing most, if not all, of what came before it..."
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Canned Heat
Canned Heat

  (Item #: cannecanne_1806_1901) 

Our Price: $129.99
Sale Price: $99.00 (You save $30.99 / 24%)


  • This outstanding original pressing boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound, and the vinyl is about as quiet as we can find it
  • 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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Frank Sinatra
The Concert Sinatra

  (Item #: sinatconce_1901_1) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • A superb sounding copy with Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • This album ranks right up there with the best of the Reprise era - recorded in 1963, Sinatra was still in his prime.
  • Sinatra's voice on both sides of this pressing always sounds natural even at its loudest - no mean feat of recording
  • "Sinatra is given the opportunity to demonstrate his full emotional range, from the melodrama of "Ol' Man River" to the tender romanticisim of "Bewitched," which helps make The Concert Sinatra one of his most fulfilling albums of the era."
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Cream
Goodbye

  (Item #: creamgoodb_1809_1901) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • Both sides of this British pressing boast outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound - they really ROCK
  • The low end speed and energy on this copy are crazy good - it's like a Cream concert in your listening room
  • The best pressings, the ones that are full-bodied and smooth, let you crank the levels and reproduce the album good and loud the way it was meant to be heard - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • "The live music on the whole is better than that on Wheels of Fire, capturing the trio at an empathetic peak as a band."
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Milt Jacskon
Sunflower

  (Item #: jackssunfl_1801_1901) 

Our Price: $99.99
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  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - this copy of Sunflower is exceptionally musical and enjoyable
  • So open, with an extended top end, not gritty or crude, always resolving the musical information in a natural way - we loved it
  • These superstars guarantee this is real jazz: Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, Freddie Hubbard et al.
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Recorded over two days in December of 1972 at Rudy Van Gelder's home studio, vibraphonist Milt Jackson's Sunflower is the first - and best - of his three albums for Creed Taylor's CTI imprint. (And one of the finest offerings on the label.)"
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Country Joe and The Fish
I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin-To-Die

  (Item #: countifeel_1811_1901) 

Our Price: $249.99

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

  (Item #: countelect_1810_1901) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • 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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Grateful Dead
Blues For Allah

  (Item #: grateblues_1807_1901) 

Our Price: $299.99
Sale Price: $249.99 (You save $50.00 / 17%)


  • A stunning sounding copy of this Grateful Dead classic with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • Probably the last essential Dead album - this pressing has especially silky, sweet vocals, good presence and energy, punchy bass and a spacious soundfield
  • "The Dead went into a state of latent activity that lasted until the spring of [1975] when the band reconvened to record Blues for Allah... Obviously, the time off had done the band worlds of good, as Blues for Allah — more than any past or future studio album — captures the Dead at their most natural and inspired."
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Brian Eno
Before And After Science

  (Item #: eno__befor_1801_1901) 

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


  • A stunning sounding copy of Eno's brilliant 1977 release, earning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades on both sides
  • Before and After Science and Taking Tiger Mountain are Must Own albums for those of us who grew up on and still revere the best Art Rock Albums of the '70s (Roxy Music, 10cc, Talking Heads, etc.).
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on both sides
  • 5 stars: "The music on Before and After Science at times resembles Another Green World ("No One Receiving") and Here Come the Warm Jets ("King's Lead Hat") and ranks alongside both as the most essential Eno material."
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Miles Davis
Filles de Kilimanjaro

  (Item #: davisfille_1901) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • A stunning copy with shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from the first note to the last
  • Both sides here are incredibly clean, clear and present with a huge bottom end, excellent clarity and lots of space around the players
  • "... this middle ground between the adventurous bop of the mid-'60s and the fusion of the late '60s is rewarding in its own right, since it's possible to hear great musicians find the foundation of a new form. For that alone, Filles de Kilimanjaro is necessary listening." - All Music, 4 1/2 Stars
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Peter Frampton
Frampton Comes Alive

  (Item #: frampframpton_comes_1901) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: ellinbalma_1901_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A stunning sounding Six-Eye copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides; the first to hit the site in many years!
  • Both sides here have the Tubey Magical richness we love about vintage Columbia recordings
  • More superb sound from the legendary CBS 30th street studios in New York - the size and power of a jazz orchestra in glorious all ANALOG sound
  • "Ellington and his all-star orchestra manage to transform what could be a set of tired revival swing into superior dance music and swinging jazz... a surprise success."
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J.J. Cale
Naturally

  (Item #: cale_natur_1901) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Excellent sound throughout with both sides earning solid Double Plus (A++) sonic grades or close to them
  • "Cale included a new version of "After Midnight" on the album, but the true meat of the record lay in songs like "Crazy Mama," which became a hit single, and "Call Me the Breeze," which Lynyrd Skynyrd later covered. On these songs and many others on Naturally, Cale effortlessly captured a lazy, rolling boogie that contradicted all the commercial styles of boogie, blues, and country-rock at the time."
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Simply Red
Picture Book

  (Item #: simplpictu_1901) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side one and a side two that's right up there with it, this UK pressing has a lot going for it - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • "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 solid 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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Grateful Dead
Europe '72

  (Item #: grateeurop_1901) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • Stunning sound throughout with all six sides earning shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades
  • The sound here is big, full-bodied, clean and clear with tons of energy and plenty of extension on both ends
  • "No record album can replace a live appearance by the Dead — but those who can’t get enough of this exceptional band will be kept busy for a good little while with this one." - Rolling Stone
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Fleetwood Mac
Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac

  (Item #: fleetpeter_1901) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this UK pressing was one of the best we played in our recent shootout
  • Forget whatever Heavy Vinyl imposter is in print - this vintage UK pressing has the kind of Tubey Magical Midrange that those modern LPs barely BEGIN to reproduce
  • The surfaces are as quiet as any we can find on both sides - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • 4 1/2 star: "Fleetwood Mac's debut LP was a highlight of the late-'60s British blues boom. Green's always inspired playing, the capable (if erratic) songwriting, and the general panache of the band as a whole placed them leagues above the overcrowded field..."
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Dire Straits
Love Over Gold

  (Item #: diresloveo_1901) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding British import copy boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • The open, spacious soundstage, full-bodied tonality and Tubey Magic here are obvious for all to hear - huge, punchy, lively and rockin' throughout
  • These killer copies of Love Over Gold are far more natural than any other pressing you've heard - we guarantee it
  • "Certainly a quantum leap from the organic R&B impressionism of the band's early LPs and the gripping short stories of Making Movies, Love Over Gold is an ambitious, sometimes difficult record that is exhilarating in its successes and, at the very least, fascinating in its indulgences." - Rolling Stone
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Elton John
Rock of the Westies

  (Item #: john_rocko_1901) 

Our Price: $249.99

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

  (Item #: steelkatyl_1901_1) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A killer copy with a Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • The sound is HUGE -- big, bold, dynamic, and lively, just the way you want The Dan to sound
  • Our pick for the best Steely Dan album of them all, a Masterpiece of jazzy swing pop that will surely reward hundreds of plays
  • 5 stars: "Each song is given a glossy sheen, one that accentuates not only the stronger pop hooks, but also the precise technical skill of the professional musicians drafted to play the solos."
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The Beatles
Please Please Me

  (Item #: beatlpleas_1808_1901) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • What a copy! Incredible Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • This copy has superb presence, clarity and size -- they just don't get any better than this!
  • A Better Records Top 100 album - "Decades after its release, the album still sounds fresh"
  • A Triple Plus PPM would clearly be a top pick for a Beatles Demo Disc - your jaw will drop
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Steve Winwood
Back In The High Life

  (Item #: winwobacki_1901) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Both sides of this UK copy of Steve Winwood's Solo Masterpiece earned outstanding grades of Double Plus (A++) - exceptionally quiet vinyl
  • The sound of this early British pressing is guaranteed to be dramatically bigger, richer, fuller and smoother than anything you've heard
  • Higher Love with Double Plus sound? You're gonna love it! And there's really not a bad track on the album
  • "The first undeniably superb record of an almost decade-long solo career ... the passion long smoldering in his finest work explodes in the album-opening duet with Chaka Khan, Higher Love..." -- Rolling Stone
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The Clash
London Calling

  (Item #: clashlondo_1901) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Outstanding throughout - all four sides earned seriously good grades of Double Plus (A++) or close to them for their big, rich, rockin' sound - exceptionally quiet vinyl
  • This pressing gives you tons of energy, real presence, and huge weight and power down low that the music demands
  • A shockingly well-recorded album that comes to life with the combo of a great copy and a hi-res, full-range system
  • 5 stars: "A stunning statement of purpose and one of the greatest rock & roll albums ever recorded."
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