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Sammy Davis Jr.
Sings, Laurindo Almeida Plays

  (Item #: davissammy_1901_1903) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish -- this copy is truly a Demo Disc for vocal reproduction
  • One of the most emotionally rich and sublimely enjoyable collections of romantic ballads ever recorded
  • The sound here is rich and tubey with incredible immediacy; unquestionably one of the better Sammy Davis Jr. albums we have ever played
  • "The intimacy inherent in this collection places 1966's Sammy Davis, Jr. Sings and Laurindo Almeida Plays in a class unto itself." - All Music
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Simon & Garfunkel
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme

  (Item #: simonparsl_1812_1903) 

Our Price: $119.99
Sale Price: $99.99 (You save $20.00 / 17%)


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

  (Item #: bowiespace_1811_1903) 

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


  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER on both sides, this is the right sound for Bowie's 1969 classic
  • This killer pressing is full-bodied and lively, with solid and present vocals, as well as excellent clarity all around
  • Ken Scott engineered at Trident, and Rick Wakeman plays a mean mellotron on some tracks - what's not to like?
  • "Abandoning both the mod and Anthony Newley fascinations that marked his earlier recordings, Bowie delves into a lightly psychedelic folk-rock, exemplified by the album's soaring title track..."
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The Three Sounds
Coldwater Flat

  (Item #: threecoldw_1903) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • 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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Buffalo Springfield
Buffalo Springfield

  (Item #: buffabuffa_1903) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • The first copy to hit the site in years and boy was it worth the wait -- KILLER Triple Plus (A+++) sound form start to finish
  • Both sides here are incredibly clean, clear, present and spacious with tons of bottom end weight
  • 4 stars on Allmusic: "... this debut sounds pretty great, featuring some of their most melodic and accomplished songwriting and harmonies, delivered with a hard-rocking punch... The entire album bursts with thrilling guitar and vocal interplay, with a bright exuberance that would tone down considerably by their second record."
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Canned Heat
Canned Heat

  (Item #: cannecanne_1901_1903) 

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


  • 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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Cal Tjader
Sounds Out Bacharach

  (Item #: tjadesound_1903) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A KILLER sounding copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and Double Plus (A++) sound on the first
  • Both sides are super big, full-bodied and present with tons of energy and a solid bottom end
  • Critics may pooh-pooh this record but if Bachelor Pad music is your thing, you'll find plenty to like on this wonderfully arranged, groovy tribute to the melodic music of Burt Bacharach
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Aretha Franklin
Aretha Now

  (Item #: frankaretha_now_1903) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • A stunning "Triple Triple" copy of this original Atlantic Green and Blue label LP with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound throughout
  • These original pressings can be amazing - they give Aretha's voice a Tubey Magical relaxed quality that's simply not on the reissues, as good as they may be in other ways
  • Exceptionally QUIET vinyl for an original stereo pressing - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus, as quiet an early copy as we have ever heard
  • 4 1/2 stars: "... this still caught Aretha Franklin at the peak of her early form. Think, I Say a Little Prayer, See Saw, and I Can’t See Myself Leaving You were all big hits."
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Johnny Cash
At San Quentin

  (Item #: cash_atsan_1903) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • A KILLER sounding "Triple Triple" copy of a legendary album, A+++ sound from beginning to end
  • Both sides are incredibly big, clean and clear with amazing presence and great bass — Johnny Cash gets the sonic treatment he deserves here!
  • 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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The Beatles
Revolver

  (Item #: beatlrevol_1903x) 

Our Price: $499.99
Sale Price: $399.00 (You save $100.99 / 20%)


  • A stunning copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, Double Plus (A++) on side two - Eleanor Rigby will blow your mind - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Here is the space, energy, presence clarity and massive bottom end you had no idea were even possible on Revolver
  • 14 amazing tracks including Taxman; Eleanor Rigby; Here, There and Everywhere; Yellow Submarine; Good Day Sunshine; Got To Get You Into My Life and Tomorrow Never Knows (!)
  • "Even after Sgt. Pepper, Revolver stands as the ultimate modern pop album and it's still as emulated as it was upon its original release."
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The Beatles
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

  (Item #: beatlsgtpe_1903) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • An excellent copy with solid Hot Stamper sound on both sides - this one plays a True Mint Minus!
  • With all the Tubey Magic of a fresh tape and top quality mastering, this is clearly the best way to hear Sgt. Pepper
  • Most pressings - especially the new ones - have a mere fraction of the richness, smoothness, transparency, space and energy of this LP
  • A Top 100 Title - "It's possible to argue that there are better Beatles albums, yet no album is as historically important as this."
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Oliver Nelson
The Blues and the Abstract Truth

  (Item #: nelsoblues_1903) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • With a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side one and a side two that's right up there with it, this copy has a lot going for it - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Clean, clear and present with a solid bass foundation, as well as the huge stage this big group of musicians needs
  • If all you know is Van Gelder's original cutting, you will surely have your eyes and ears opened by this wonderful Hot Stamper
  • Allmusic calls this album "...his triumph as a musician for the aspects of not only defining the sound of an era... but on this recording, assembling one of the most potent modern jazz sextets ever." 5 Stars (of course)
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The Who
My Generation

  (Item #: who__mygen_1903) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish on this killer MONO pressing on British vinyl
  • Our Virgin UK import here is superb on both sides - clear and solid with the presence and hard-rockin' energy this music deserves
  • We've rarely heard these songs sound better than they do here - forget the domestic pressings, as well as anything that's supposed to be stereo of course
  • "An explosive debut, and the hardest mod pop recorded by anyone. ... At the time of its release, it also had the most ferociously powerful guitars and drums yet captured on a rock record. The Who never surpassed the pure energy level of this record."
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Love
Love

  (Item #: love_love_1903) 

Our Price: $749.99

  • An incredible sounding copy of Love's first album with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound throughout -- exceptionally quiet vinyl on side one too!
  • A classic from 1966, a combination of proto-punk and psychedelia featuring My Little Red Book, Hey Joe and more
  • The first Love album is without a doubt the punchiest, liveliest, most POWERFUL recording in the Love catalog
  • Engineered by none other than Bruce Botnick, here is the kind of massive bottom end weight and energy that we like to call WHOMP
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Love's debut is both their hardest-rocking early album and their most Byrds-influenced..."
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Simon & Garfunkel
Bookends

  (Item #: simonbooke_1903_2) 

Our Price: $249.99

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

  (Item #: adderafric_1903) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This copy of Cannonball's crazy-fun 1961 album offers outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • ALIVE with musical energy, there's also plenty of space for the players to occupy, a quality vital to this big group's big sound
  • "The surging, compelling, thoroughly earthy sound of this orchestra, led by CANNONBALL ADDERLEY and including as impressive a roster of jazz stars as has ever been assembled, has already been responsible for a major breakthrough on the musical front... Quickly and enthusiastically accepted by a wide public, it leaped almost overnight into the bestseller category."
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Joe Newman Quintet
Jive At Five

  (Item #: newmajivea_1903) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding copy of Jive At Five boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • 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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Johnny Hartman
The Voice That Is!

  (Item #: hartmvoice_1903_1_) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A superb sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish and vinyl that plays about as quietly as any we can find
  • Top quality '60s Impulse sound - the Tubey Magic on Hartmann's rich baritone is what vintage analog is all about
  • "The first five tracks have Hartman accompanied by an excellent quartet led by pianist Hank Jones, a key partner on several of the singer's recordings. It's an intimate, supremely musical setting that shows Hartman at his best, swinging lightly on "The More I See You" and Bill Evans's "Waltz for Debbie," infusing the ballads with a unique luster. ...essential hearing for fans of the jazz ballad." Amazon
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Jimi Hendrix
Electric Ladyland

  (Item #: hendrelect_1903_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Outstanding sonics throughout with three sides rating a Double Plus (A++) for sound along with a crazy good Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) side two - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Big, full-bodied, clean and clear with excellent bass and tons of energy; this was one of the better copies from our most recent shootout
  • Probably the best-recorded of Hendrix's studio albums - huge studio space and Tubey Magical richness are key to the shootout winners like this one
  • 5 stars: "...not only one of the best rock albums of the era, but also Hendrix's original musical vision at its absolute apex."
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Charles Mingus
Tijuana Moods

  (Item #: mingutijua_1903) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two outstanding sides each rating a solid Double Plus (A++) - guaranteed to smoke any copy you have ever heard
  • This is vintage Sixties Living Stereo at its best - big, rich and Tubey Magical like you will not believe
  • These Black Label originals can rarely be found with audiophile quality surfaces - this copy has no marks that play but the vinyl is a bit noisier than we would have liked
  • 5 stars: "Mingus at the time said that this was his greatest recording, and it certainly ranks near the top. The passionate playing, exciting ensembles, and high-quality compositions make this a real gem, and it represents one of Charles Mingus' finest hours. "
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The Beatles
A Hard Day’s Night

  (Item #: beatlahard_1903_) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: beatlwhite_1903_1) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • 10.5 pluses out of a possible 12?! Folks, this Triple Plus White Hot White Album is KILLER from start to finish
  • Stunning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it for the first three sides (the best sides in our humble opinion) and solid Double Plus (A++) sound for the fourth
  • Some of the most powerful and immersive Beatles sound you will ever hear -- you will be KNOCKED OUT
  • All four sides have stunning Demo Quality tracks including Dear Prudence, Blackbird, Yer Blues and Revolution
  • A 5 Star Album on Allmusic that is an absolute treasure on a copy like this one
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Bola Sete
At The Monterey Jazz Festival

  (Item #: sete_monte_1903_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding copy of Sete's superb trio album from 1967 with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • This vintage stereo 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
  • 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)
  • "Soulful, unpretentious, unaffected, intimate, candid, organic Afro-Brazilian jazz."
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The Beatles
Abbey Road

  (Item #: beatlabbey_1903) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • This UK '70s pressing has a stunning Triple Plus (A+++) side one backed with a superb Double Plus (A++) side two
  • As Good As It Gets sound for classic tracks such as Come Together, Something, Maxwell’s Silver Hammer, Oh! Darling and I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
  • Audiophile sonics like these will surely give you a new appreciation for one of the Greatest Beatles Albums of All Time
  • Abbey Road is a permanent member of the Better Records Top 100, and a Desert Island Disc if there ever was one
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Frank Sinatra
Swing Along With Me

  (Item #: sinatswing_along_1808_1903) 

Our Price: $129.99

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

  (Item #: sinatsoftl_1710_1903) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this early stereo pressing was one of the better copies we played in our first-ever shootout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Big, rich and natural, the newer material for this album was recorded in 1964, with Sinatra's voice in very fine form
  • This is one of the few Sinatra records where the second label pressings can still sound quite good - that is rare in our experience
  • "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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Frank Sinatra
My Kind of Broadway

  (Item #: sinatmykin_1710_1903) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • You'll hear outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound quality on both sides of this killer pressing - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Superb Tubey Magical mid-'60s Sinatra sound, recorded in various sessions from 1961 to 1965
  • With the Count Basie Orchestra backing him on several tracks, the swinging Sinatra is heard in his prime and we think he sounds just great
  • "When Sinatra delivers, as he does on the show-stopper 'Luck Be a Lady,' the results are pretty spectacular..."
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Frank Sinatra
The Concert Sinatra

  (Item #: sinatconce_1901_1903) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • 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 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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Aretha Franklin
Aretha Now

  (Item #: frankareth_1903) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A superb sounding pressing of this vintage Atlantic label LP with Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Here is the kind of Tubey Magical Midrange that modern pressings barely begin to reproduce - folks, that sound is gone and it sure isn't showing any sign of coming back
  • Exceptionally QUIET vinyl for this stereo pressing - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus, as quiet as any copy we have ever heard
  • 4 1/2 stars: "... this still caught Aretha Franklin at the peak of her early form. Think, I Say a Little Prayer, See Saw, and I Can’t See Myself Leaving You were all big hits."
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Shelly Manne & His Men
At The Black Hawk, Vol. 1

  (Item #: manneatthe1_1903_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent sounding vintage stereo copy with Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from start to finish
  • This is West Coast Jazz at its best, and if anyone can capture the realism of a live jazz club, it's the engineers and producers at Contemporary
  • The sound is clean, clear and lively with tons of detail and a huge bottom end
  • Each instrument here sounds right - weighty, percussive piano; punchy drums; and lovely leading edge transients on the brass
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Miles Davis
Sketches Of Spain

  (Item #: davissketc_1903) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • This superb Miles Davis Columbia Six Eye stereo pressing boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • AND, you'll be happy to know that at Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus this may be the QUIETEST original pressing we have ever played
  • This copy gives Davis's horn breath and bite, revealing the sound of the real instrument as only the best pressings can
  • Balanced, clear and undistorted, this 30th Street recording shows just how good Columbia's engineers were back then
  • 5 stars: "Sketches of Spain is the most luxuriant and stridently romantic recording Davis ever made. To listen to it in the 21st century is still a spine-tingling experience..."
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Charles Mingus
Tijuana Moods

  (Item #: mingutijua_1807_1903) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • This stunning sounding original copy has amazing Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides - it's guaranteed to blow your mind
  • The sound here is vintage Living Stereo at its best - big, rich and Tubey Magical like you will not believe
  • These Black Label originals can rarely be found any quieter than this one - it plays Mint Minus Minus for the most part
  • 5 stars: "Mingus at the time said that this was his greatest recording, and it certainly ranks near the top."
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Miles Davis
In Person - Friday Night

  (Item #: davisinper_1903) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Superb 6 Eye stereo sound throughout with each side rating a solid Double Plus (A++) or better and playing about as quietly as these LPs ever do
  • Love the sound of vintage tube jazz recordings? This copy delivers like very few records cani>
  • Rich, smooth, and above all Tubey Magical, here is the ideal sound for this very special live date
  • 4 1/2 stars: Davis himself has never played with more intensity and muscularity on record than he does here. He is absolutely fierce ... an underappreciated group because of its relatively short life, but as evidenced here, the bandmembers swung fast and hard and never looked back. Miles fans will need both [Friday and Saturday Night] to fully appreciate how special this engagement with this particular band was."
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John Mayall
The Turning Point

  (Item #: mayalturni_1903) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Insanely good sound throughout with each side earning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades of very close to it
  • 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 from 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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The Beatles
A Collection of Beatles Oldies

  (Item #: beatlcolle_1903) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With two outstanding Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy was one of the best we played in our recent shootout
  • An excellent source for many of the Beatles' greatest hits up to 1966 - with 8 songs per side you are geting a lot for your money with this one
  • Several tracks, including "I Want to Hold Your Hand", "Day Tripper", "We Can Work It Out" and "Paperback Writer", were given their first stereo mixes for this very album
  • Surprisingly good sound for From Me to You, We Can Work It Out, Yesterday, I Feel Fine and others as well
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Anita O'Day
Trav'lin' Light

  (Item #: oday_travl_1903) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • The first Anita O'Day record to make its debut on the site - this one boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER first note to last
  • Big space, breathy vocals, lovely leading edge transients on the brass, and plenty of Tubey Magic make this album a true audiophile treat
  • Johnny Mandel's and Russell Garcia's superb arrangements are the perfect compliment to O'Day's swinging vocals on this tribute to Billie Holiday
  • 4 stars: "... most of this beautiful record find O'Day going her own way in a more forthright, less vulnerable manner... that make haunting use of muted brass at ballad tempos. This was O'Day's favorite among her Norgran/Verve albums."
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Charles Mingus
Oh Yeah

  (Item #: minguohyea_1903) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • This surprisingly good sounding reissue of Mingus's brilliant Oh Yeah from 1962 boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • Tubey Magical, lively and clear, with three-dimensionality that will fill your listening room from wall to wall
  • Phil Iehle and Tom Dowd made up the engineering team for these sessions, which explains why the best copies of the album sound so damn good
  • A raucous (and ROCKIN') deviation from traditional jazz, this compilation incorporates R&B and soul influences - Mingus even lends his rich vocal stylings to a few songs
  • 5 stars: "Oh Yeah is probably the most offbeat Mingus album ever, and that's what makes it so vital."
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Chicago
Chicago Transit Authority

  (Item #: chicachica1_1903_3) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A killer pressing with three Double Plus (A++) sides, with the other one close behind - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • These sides boast some of the best sounding, boldest arrangements for a horn-based rock band we've ever heard
  • Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?, I'm A Man and Questions 67 and 68 are simply incredible here
  • "In April of 1969, the four sides of Chicago Transit Authority unleashed a formidable and ultimately American musical experience... an unheralded synthesis of electric guitar wailin' rock & roll to more deeply rooted jazz influences and arrangements."
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Arthur Prysock
This Is My Beloved

  (Item #: prysothisi_1903) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Arthur Prysock's sublime spoken word album arrives on the site with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it throughout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This is an unusually good sounding pressing, with lovely richness and warmth - Val Valentin's engineering really brings this conceptual recording to life
  • We've auditioned quite a number of Prysock records over the years - finding one that sounds as natural and correct as this one is not easy
  • Prysock sets Walter Benton's captivating narrative poetry to Mort Garson's original score, taking the reader on a vivid, immersive journey
  • "... a wonderful and unusual spoken word performance with a fitting musical backdrop. It is both soothing and exciting, joyous and tragic. "
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The Beatles
Rubber Soul

  (Item #: beatlrubbe_1903) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • Stunning sound for this White Hot 2-pack - Triple Plus (A+++) on side two, and Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on side one
  • The sound is wonderful - big, lively, open and clear with Tubey Magical richness you never expected
  • Norweigan Wood and In My Life sound superb here, along with the rest of the great songs, 14 in all
  • Pressed on exceptionally quiet vinyl - both of the good sides play Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • A Better Records Top 100 Title, 5 Stars on Allmusic, and a Masterpiece of mid-'60s Folk Rock
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Dave Brubeck
Time Changes

  (Item #: brubetimec_1810_1903) 

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


  • This early 360 Stereo pressing boasts Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side two and outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on side one
  • With a breathy sax, lively and present piano, and a smooth, full sounding orchestra on some of these tracks, this is just the right sound for this music
  • The legendary CBS 30th Street Studios in New York deliver another amazing Demo Disc for Dave Brubeck and his famous fellow jazzmen
  • Produced by the legendary Teo Macero, this is the fourth entry in Brubeck's time signature series of classic jazz
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Shelly Manne & His Men
At The Black Hawk, Vol. 1

  (Item #: manneatthe1_1903) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A stunning sounding vintage stereo copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • This is West Coast Jazz at its best, and if anyone can capture the realism of a live jazz club, it's the engineers and producers at Contemporary
  • The sound is SUPERB - airy, open, and spacious with a solid bottom end - the depth and definition are out of this world
  • Each instrument here sounds right - weighty, percussive piano; punchy drums; and lovely leading edge transients on the brass
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Paul Desmond
Desmond Blue

  (Item #: desmodesmo_1903) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Paul Desmond's phenomenal 1962 release finally arrives on the site, boasting outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • This is vintage Sixties Living Stereo at its best - big, rich and Tubey Magical like you will not believe
  • A "highly innovative and meticulously crafted work," this collection is brimming with delightful jazz classics, including "My Funny Valentine," "I've Got You Under My Skin," and "Body and Soul"
  • 4 stars: "... lush, reflective, thought-provoking, and soul-stirring. This work is quite a plus for any listener and especially those who consider themselves avid fans of Paul Desmond."
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The Rolling Stones
Between The Buttons

  (Item #: rollibetwe_1901_1903) 

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


  • An outstanding copy with Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - one of the better copies from our recent shootout, and pressed on exceptionally quiet vinyl to boot
  • This is classic '60s Stones sound, courtesy of Dave Hassinger, working in L.A. (RCA) and London (Olympic + Pye)
  • If you're looking for the ideal combination of Tubey Magical richness and transparency, this copy is one of the few that will show it to you
  • 5 Stars - Richie Unterberger hailed it as one of the Rolling Stones' "strongest, most eclectic LPs" and, according to Robert Christgau, Between the Buttons was "among the greatest rock albums."
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The Jacques Loussier Trio
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5

  (Item #: loussbrand_1903_) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This jazzy, innovative interpretation of three of Bach's most famous works boasts Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound throughout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Baroque genius meets jazz pioneer in this unique confluence of musical conventions
  • Full-bodied and warm, exactly the way you want your vintage analog to sound - the piano is surprisingly real here, solid and dynamic
  • Born from his love of classical works and improvisation, Loussier "loved to play the music, but add my own notes, expanding the harmonies and playing around with that music," and the results should be interesting to fans of jazz and classical music alike
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Bob Dylan
Another Side of Bob Dylan (in Stereo)

  (Item #: dylananoth_1903_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

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

  (Item #: morriastra_1812_1903) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This WB Green Label pressing has excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER for Van The Man's 1968 groundbreaking, introspective classic - exceptionally quiet vinyl (for this title) too
  • 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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Duke Ellington
Up In Duke's Workshop

  (Item #: ellinupind_1712_1903) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) Ellington Big Band sound, taken from 1969-1972 recordings, can be found on both of these outstanding sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Pablo has here compiled some of Ellington's best later music and mastered and pressed it wonderfully - you will not be disappointed with this one
  • "At first listen it is rougher, seems to be less evolved than his earlier easier-to-notice stylistic approach. If you give this a couple of plays, you will find it totally mesmerizing."
  • "Duke Ellington was the most important composer in the history of jazz as well as being a bandleader who held his large group together continuously for almost 50 years."
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Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington
The Great Reunion

  (Item #: armstgreat_1901_1903) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • 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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Duke Ellington
Piano In The Background

  (Item #: ellinpiano_1902x) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This original Six Eye has a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side one and a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side two - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Full-bodied and warm, exactly the way you want your vintage analog to sound - the piano is surprisingly real here, solid and dynamic
  • Classic Records remastered the album in the 2000s, as has Speakers Corner, but if you think either one of those versions can hold a candle to the real thing from 1960, let us send you this record and disabuse you of that notion
  • 4 stars: "One of Ellington's rarer studio sessions... Ellington's solo abilities were always a bit underrated due to his brilliance in other areas, but this set shows just how modern he remained through the years as a player."
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Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
Free For All

  (Item #: blakefreef_1903_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Superb sound throughout for this Blue Note pressing with both sides earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER
  • The overall sound here is super big, full-bodied and dynamic with plenty of extension on both ends
  • A Van Gelder recording from 1964 is hard to beat for you-are-there immediacy
  • "Free for All is a high point in drummer Art Blakey's enormous catalog. This edition of the Jazz Messengers had been together since 1961 with a lineup that would be hard to beat: Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Wayne Shorter on tenor sax, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Cedar Walton on piano, and Reggie Workman on bass."
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Sonny Stitt & Paul Gonsalves
Salt & Pepper

  (Item #: stittsalta_1903) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • This wonderful collaboration finally makes its Hot Stamper debut, boasting outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • The sound is natural and balanced throughout, bringing these two greats to life in your listening room
  • Van Gelder was masterful at the kind of spacious, dynamic, energetic sound found on this vintage pressing
  • "[Stitt's] beautiful playing behind Gonsalves' warm melody statement raises the session to the classic level."
  • 4 1/2 stars: "an exciting match-up of tenors Sonny Stitt and Paul Gonsalves... Highly recommended to bebop and straight-ahead jazz fans."
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Simon & Garfunkel
Bookends

  (Item #: simonbooke_1903_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • An excellent 360 stereo pressing earning Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) grades throughout, just shy of our Shootout Winner - exceptionally quiet vinyl too!
  • Our hottest copies have lovely midrange magic on the guitars and voices as well as plenty of studio ambience on most tracks, especially the simpler, more folky ones
  • An album that has become much tougher to come by, especially ones that play this well
  • Top 100, Five Stars - side two alone has four classics: Fakin' It, Mrs. Robinson, A Hazy Shade of Winter and At the Zoo
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B.B. King
Blues On Top Of Blues

  (Item #: king_blues_on_top_1804_1903) 

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


  • With two excellent Double Plus (A++) sides, this was one of the better copies of B.B.'s 1968 Classic that we heard in our most recent shootout - mostly quiet vinyl too
  • This is the album he made right before Lucille, so the man was definitely on a roll and doing some great work in the late '60s
  • Smoother, more musical, with more top end extension and more weight down below, this is the way to hear B.B. when he was still in his prime
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Featuring brassy arrangements by Johnny Pate (who also worked with many prominent Chicago soul acts during the '60s), it presents King's sound at its fullest without sacrificing any of his grit or sophisticated swing. No famous classics here, but the material is very strong throughout. "
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Renaissance
Renaissance

  (Item #: renairenai_1705_1903) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A killer copy and the first to hit the site in three years - Double Plus (A++) or better on both sides
  • This is an outstanding recording. And why shouldn't it be? It's engineered by Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin II and many more)
  • "The original group's debut album was a then-groundbreaking meld of progressive rock with classical and jazz influences... [it's] far druggier than the later group in its ambience (cofounders Keith Relf and Jim McCarty were the heavily psychedelic half of the final lineup of the Yardbirds, which made them anathema to Jimmy Page), but vocalist Jane Relf had a striking individual style, and the classical influence was unique for its time."
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The Byrds
Turn! Turn! Turn!

  (Item #: byrdsturnt_1808_1903) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides - this is the right sound for a Byrds album from 1965 - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Rich, clear and present, with much less harmonic distortion - you will have a hard time finding a copy as good as this one
  • One of the better sounding Byrds recordings, with a number of their best songs, including the title track
  • 4 1/2 stars: "...more Bob Dylan covers were included, as well, and "Satisfied Mind" was their first foray into country-rock, a direction they would explore in much greater depth throughout the rest of the '60s."
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Brewer & Shipley
Down In L.A.

  (Item #: brewedowni_1805_1903) 

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


  • This 2-pack boasts nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on side one and an outstanding Double Plus (A++) side two
  • With smooth sweet analog sound, paired with clarity and freedom from smear, these pressings provide the best of both worlds
  • A longtime Better Records favorite - this is Hippie Folk Rock at its BEST - a Desert Island disc in my world
  • "Brewer & Shipley retained more of the wholesome, strident qualities of early-'60s folk revival harmonizing than almost anyone."
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The Who
Magic Bus

  (Item #: who__magic_1806_1903) 

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


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

  (Item #: beachpetso_1805_1903) 

Our Price: $199.99
Sale Price: $149.00 (You save $50.99 / 25%)


  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end - this pressing has the Pet Sounds you've been looking for - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Play this against any and all versions you have - this will be the last Pet Sounds you buy (unless you decide to upgrade to a Triple Plus copy)
  • The Beach Boys revolutionized the popular music of the day with their genius for harmony, and a killer copy like this has their voices sounding the way they should
  • 5 stars: "The group here reached a whole new level in terms of both composition and production, layering tracks upon tracks of vocals and instruments to create a richly symphonic sound."
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Vince Guaraldi
Jazz Impressions Of Charlie Brown

  (Item #: guarajazzi_charl_1812_1903) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side two and a side one that's close to it, this copy has a lot going for it
  • Guaraldi introduced the world to his unique, melodic, elegantly simple style with this very album - only a pressing this good does the timeless score justice
  • This copy is exceptionally QUIETfor a Vince Guaraldi album, playing Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus - they don't get any quieter in our experience
  • 5 stars: "The most remarkable thing, besides the high quality of Guaraldi's whimsically swinging tunes, is that he did not compromise his art one iota for the cartoon world; indeed, he sounds even more engaged, inventive, and lighthearted in his piano work here than ever."
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Muddy Waters
Folk Singer

  (Item #: waterfolks_1811_1903) 

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


  • An outstanding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • Folk Singer is an exceptional live-in-the-studio recording, with some of the best sound Muddy Waters ever managed
  • This '80s reissue is guaranteed to trounce any heavy vinyl pressing you've heard of it or we'll give you your money back!
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Muddy's "unplugged" album was cut in September of 1963 and still sounds fresh and vital today. It was Muddy simply returning to his original style on a plain acoustic guitar in a well-tuned room..."
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Coleman Hawkins
Night Hawk

  (Item #: hawkinight_1812_1903) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • An outstanding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • With a nearly perfect balance of analog richness and high-res clarity and space, this reissue showed us once again just how good an engineer Rudy Van Gelder could be back in 1961
  • "This [album] has many fine moments from these two highly competitive jazzmen, particularly the lengthy title cut and a heated tradeoff on "In a Mellow Tone," on which Davis goes higher but Hawkins wins on ideas."
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Miles Davis
Someday My Prince Will Come

  (Item #: davissomed_1901_1903) 

Our Price: $599.99
Sale Price: $549.00 (You save $50.99 / 8%)


  • A KILLER copy of this Davis classic, with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish - mostly very quiet vinyl too
  • Our Six Eye Stereo pressing is Tubey Magical, full-bodied and high-rez, not to mention uncannily present - Miles is in the room with you
  • Another engineering triumph for Fred Plaut at Columbia's legendary 30th Street Studios - the man is a genius
  • Musically this is one of our very favorite Miles albums - the sound is Demo Disc Quality on the copies that sound the way this one does
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John Coltrane
My Favorite Things

  (Item #: coltrmyfav_1811_1903) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Insanely good sound for this 1961 Coltrane classic — Triple Plus (A+++) on the second side and Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • Dramatically more richness, presence and musical energy than any copy you have ever heard, guaranteed or your money back
  • An exceptionally difficult album to find with top quality sound and decent surfaces - this one is pretty darn quiet all things considered
  • 5 stars: "The unforced, practically casual soloing styles of the assembled quartet allow for tastefully executed passages a la the Miles Davis Quintet, a trait Coltrane no doubt honed during his tenure in that band."
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Kenny Burrell
Blues — The Common Ground

  (Item #: burreblues_1811_1903) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Stunning sound for this original Verve LP with a Triple Plus (A+++) grade on the second side and a Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • This is an exceptionally well-recorded album, with Burrell's small jazz guitar group aided by Don Sebesky's superb orchestral arrangements
  • "Blues - The Common Ground finds Burrell backed by lots of brass and wind instruments for most of the album, hardly his usual setting. But his guitar successfully weaves in and out of songs... blending with the band and creating a pleasant balance".
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Elvis Presley
Fun In Acapulco

  (Item #: preslfunin_1808_1903) 

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


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

  (Item #: mayalblues_1903) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this was one of the better copies we played in our recent shootout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Richer, smooth and livelier than practically any copy we heard, with Tubey Magic and space you won't believe
  • The British Decca vinyl on this amazing pressing is about as quiet as we ever expect to find for this album
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "Bluesbreakers was Eric Clapton's first fully realized album as a blues guitarist -- more than that, it was a seminal blues album of the 1960s, perhaps the best British blues album ever cut, and the best LP ever recorded by John Mayall's Bluesbreakers."
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Creedence Clearwater Revival
Creedence Clearwater...

  (Item #: creedcreed_1806_1903) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • This an very good sounding copy of CCR's debut boasts Hot Stamper sound on both sides
  • Great swamp rockers like I Put a Spell on You and Susie Q make this a Must Own CCR album
  • 4 stars: "Released in the summer of 1968 -- a year after the summer of love, but still in the thick of the Age of Aquarius - Creedence Clearwater Revival's self-titled debut album was gloriously out-of-step with the times, teeming with John Fogerty's Americana fascinations. ...the band's sound is vibrant, with gutsy arrangements that borrow equally from Sun, Stax, and the swamp."
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Creedence Clearwater Revival
Creedence Clearwater...

  (Item #: creedcreed_1903_) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This an unusually good sounding copy of CCR's debut boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides - exceptionally QUIET vinyl too
  • Low-distortion, lively, solid and dynamic - this is the sound that Creedence was going for, and here it is!
  • Probably the most difficult CCR studio album to find with excellent sound, and to find one that plays this quietly, fuhgeddaboudit
  • Featuring classics such as I Put a Spell on You, the extended-length jam Susie Q (8:37, perfect for Underground Radio), The Working Man, Porterville and more
  • 4 stars: "... the band's sound is vibrant, with gutsy arrangements that borrow equally from Sun, Stax, and the swamp."
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Chicago
Chicago Transit Authority

  (Item #: chicachica1_1903_2) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A truly killer pressing, with 11 out of a possible 12 pluses (!) - it's by far our favorite Chicago album in every way
  • All four sides earned our top Triple Plus (A+++) grade or close to it and are guaranteed to knock you out with their BIG, BOLD sound
  • Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?, I'm A Man and Questions 67 and 68 sound fantastic here
  • "In April of 1969, the four sides of Chicago Transit Authority unleashed a formidable and ultimately American musical experience... an unheralded synthesis of electric guitar wailin' rock & roll to more deeply rooted jazz influences and arrangements."
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Wes Montgomery
Willow Weep For Me

  (Item #: montgwillo_1903) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Wes Montgomery's superb posthumous release makes its Hot Stamper debut, with superb Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound throughout, just shy of our Shootout Winner!
  • The stereo sound here is Tubey Magical, lively and clear, with three-dimensionality that will fill your listening room from wall to wall
  • 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
Crosby Stills & Nash

  (Item #: crosbcrosb_1903) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An excellent copy of this classic, offering outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound throughout
  • The sound of this Folk Rock Classic is lively, full-bodied and clear, dramatically better than most copies out there
  • "A rich musical banquet for the most serious and personal listeners ... a sparkling set immortalizing the group's amazingly close, high harmonies..." - Allmusic 5 stars
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Shelly Manne & Jack Marshall
Sounds Unheard Of!

  (Item #: mannesound_1902) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An outstanding copy of this original stereo Black Label Contemporary LP with Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Both sides here are mastered beautifully, with real transient attacks to all the percussion. When Shelly bangs on the bass drum it goes Ka-Boom and really rattles the walls
  • Shockingly DYNAMIC - man, the sound can get loud in a hurry on this record - a Demo Disc that's hard to beat
  • About as quiet as we can find them -- Mint Minus Minus throughout
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Paul Butterfield Blues Band
East-West

  (Item #: butteeastw_1903) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This original Elektra Gold Label pressing has superb Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Both sides are clean, clear and lively with plenty of bottom end weight
  • A very tough album to find with the right sound and surfaces; this is typically about as quiet as they come
  • "... it was the Paul Butterfield Blues Band's greatest achievement... East-West captures a great group in high flight as the bandmembers join together in something even more remarkable than their estimable skills as individuals would suggest, and its importance as a nexus point between rock, blues, jazz, and world music cannot be overestimated." - All Music, 5 Stars
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Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto
Getz - Gilberto

  (Item #: getz_getzg_1903) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • With excellent Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER on both sides, this is one of a small handful of copies to ever hit the site
  • An all-time Brazilian jazz classic that shows you just how lovely this music can sound when properly mastered
  • Almost impossible to find these with great sound and reasonable surfaces
  • 5 stars: "One of those rare jazz records about which the purist elite and the buying public are in total agreement. Beyond essential."
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Bob Dylan
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

  (Item #: dylanfreew_1903_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This 360 stereo copy has outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides and very quiet vinyl for a vintage pressing
  • You'll find this copy surprisingly spacious, full-bodied and natural, with relatively few of the problems that plague most pressings
  • It's clear these classic songs have stood the test of time: Blowin' in the Wind; Girl from the North Country; Masters of War; A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall; Don't Think Twice, It's All Right and many more
  • 5 stars: "This is rich, imaginative music, capturing the sound and spirit of America... Dylan, in many ways, recorded music that equaled this, but he never topped it."
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Della Reese
Della

  (Item #: reesedella_1812_1903) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or very close to it on both sides of this wonderful copy of Della
  • The sound here is clean, clear, open and lively with a lovely musical quality that's missing from most of what we played
  • Plays quiet throughout for an RCA Living Stereo pressing from 1960 - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "Recorded in 1959, this excellent album finds Reese backed by an orchestra that Neal Hefti arranged and conducted."
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Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
Free For All

  (Item #: blakefreef_1903) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Insanely good sound throughout for this Blue Note New York label pressing with both sides earning shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound
  • This LP was simply bigger, richer and clearer, with more Tubey Magic, less smear and distortion, and on and on down the list
  • A Van Gelder recording from 1964 is hard to beat for you-are-there immediacy, and this pressing delivers that qualitiy like no other copy you've heard - we guarantee it
  • "Free for All is a high point in drummer Art Blakey's enormous catalog. This edition of the Jazz Messengers had been together since 1961 with a lineup that would be hard to beat: Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Wayne Shorter on tenor sax, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Cedar Walton on piano, and Reggie Workman on bass."
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John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers
A Hard Road

  (Item #: mayalhardr_1903) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Stunning sound throughout with both sides rating a Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++), just shy of our shootout winner
  • The overall sound here is big, full-bodied and lively with a huge bottom end
  • "Eric Clapton is usually thought of as John Mayall's most important right-hand man, but the case could also be made for his successor, Peter Green. The future Fleetwood Mac founder leaves a strong stamp on his only album with the Bluesbreakers, singing a few tracks and writing a couple, including the devastating instrumental "Supernatural." - All Music
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Paul Gonsalves
Tell It The Way It Is!

  (Item #: gonsatelli_1902_1_) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sides, this copy is close to the BEST we have ever heard bar none - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is huge and spacious with richness and Tubey Magic like nothing you've heard
  • Engineered by the great Bob Simpson, this album has got it going on - musically, sonically, you name it
  • Gonsalves was Ellington's tenor man, and his wonderfully expressive tone is what makes many of Ellington's recordings the joy they are to this day
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Benny Goodman
Benny Goodman Swings Again

  (Item #: goodmswing_1903) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Benny Goodman Swings Again makes its Hot Stamper debut with Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound throughout - exceptionally QUIET vinyl too
  • This Columbia Six Eye stereo pressing was hard to fault - big, open, clear, with space and three-dimensionality that modern pressings can only dream of
  • On a live recording such as this, the transparency of this All Analog recording has the power to transport you to the front row of Ciro's in West Hollywood - what a thrill!
  • "With a particularly strong lineup that includes vibraphonist Red Norvo, tenorman Flip Phillips and trumpeter Jack Sheldon, this out-of-print LP features Benny Goodman at his best (even if the swing era had supposedly ended 15 years earlier)."
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Bob Dylan
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

  (Item #: dylanfreew_1903) 

Our Price: $649.99

  • Incredible sound throughout with each side earning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades for
  • You'll find this copy surprisingly spacious, full-bodied and natural, with relatively few of the problems that plague most pressings
  • It's clear these classic songs have stood the test of time: Blowin' in the Wind; Girl from the North Country; Masters of War; A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall; Don't Think Twice, It's All Right and many more
  • 5 stars: "This is rich, imaginative music, capturing the sound and spirit of America... Dylan, in many ways, recorded music that equaled this, but he never topped it."
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Cannonball Adderley
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy!

  (Item #: addermercy_1812_1903) 

Our Price: $129.99
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  • This outstanding 2-pack boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this 1965 release
  • One of the man's most enjoyable albums - the sound is bigger and livelier and above all balanced, avoiding many of the problems we heard on the originals
  • Joe Zawinul (Weather Report) wrote the title song, which became a big hit for Adderley (and later The Buckinghams), and he plays on the album
  • 5 Stars: "Adderley's irrepressible exuberance was a major part of his popularity, and no document captures that quality as well -- or with such tremendous musical rewards -- as Mercy, Mercy, Mercy."
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Bob Dylan
Another Side of Bob Dylan

  (Item #: dylananoth_1903) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • An amazing 360 Mono pressing of this early Dylan classic, with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound throughout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Both sides are tonally correct, Tubey Magical, clear and present - this copy puts a living, breathing, 23 year old Bob Dylan right between your speakers
  • Many of his classics are here: All I Really Want To Do, Chimes Of Freedom, My Back Pages, It Ain't Me Babe and 7 more
  • 5 Stars: "Another Side of Bob Dylan is a more varied record and it's more successful, too, since it captures Dylan expanding his music, turning in imaginative, poetic performances on love songs and protest tunes alike. The result is one of his very best records, a lovely intimate affair."
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Bobby Darin
From Hello Dolly To Goodbye Charlie

  (Item #: darinfromh_1902_1) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • This original Capitol rainbow label LP has excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER throughout
  • Having played a good dozen or more vintage Bobby Darin albums, we can tell you that finding sound as good as this is a lot harder than we thought it would be
  • Like the recordings of Nat King Cole, many Darin records are ruined by the heavy-handed use of reverb, but every once in a while you find one like this with the glorious sound of '60s All Tube Analog in its grooves
  • "Darin focused on standards done with jazzy arrangements on this 1964 album... "The Days of Wine and Roses," "Call Me Irresponsible," "Once in a Lifetime," "Sunday in New York," and of course "Hello, Dolly!" and "Goodbye, Charlie" are all on board."
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Donald Byrd
The Cat Walk

  (Item #: byrd_catwa_1903) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Donald Byrd's brilliant 1962 release finally arrives with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Credit must go to Rudy Van Gelder once again for capturing the jazz energy of this superbly sympathetic ensemble
  • These sides are lively and fun, with the kind of sound the man consistently managed to get on tape, and other engineers struggled to find
  • 4 stars: "Donald Byrd and baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams worked together on several recordings between 1958 and 1961, and The Cat Walk (released on LP in 1962) is among the best. Byrd's playing throughout is typically sleek and lyrical, and Adams' sturdy, husky baritone sound is the perfect counterbalance, making The Cat Walk an essential Byrd purchase."
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Deep Purple
The Book of Taliesyn

  (Item #: deeppbooko_1902_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A superb sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Both sides here are big and full-bodied with tons of bottom end weight
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "By the time 1972 came around, Deep Purple immersed themselves in dumb lyrics, unforgettable riffs, and a huge presence, much like Black Sabbath. The evolution from progressive to hard rock was complete, but a combination of what they did here -- words that mattered matched by innovative musical passages -- would have been a more pleasing combination." - All Music
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Ella Fitzgerald
Sings The Jerome Kern Songbook

  (Item #: fitzgsings_kern_1903) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Ella's Great American Song Book release of Kern standards from The Golden Age of All Tube Audio (1963 in this case) comes to the site with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • A superb recording of standards with a wonderful lineup and Ella in top form - plenty of Tubey Magical, breathy vocals as well
  • Arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle, the orchestration of each song is "smart and swinging, with a lush, full sound that balances punch and lyricism."
  • 4 1/2 stars: "...the album proves Fitzgerald's voice as golden as ever... It's sure to please fans of Kern and big-band standards, and for aficionados of Fitzgerald's other Song Book albums, this is a must."
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Bola Sete
At The Monterey Jazz Festival

  (Item #: sete_monte_1903) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Sete's superb trio album from 1967 makes its Hot Stamper debut with outstanding nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from start to finish, right up there with our Shootout Winner
  • 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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Coleman Hawkins
Coleman Hawkins All Stars

  (Item #: hawkicolem_1902_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent sound throughout with both sides earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades
  • Both sides here are full-bodied, lively and super spacious with a lovely bottom end
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "Hawkins proves again and again why his sound is not only the epitome of jazz, but forever timeless... The demonstrative yet subtle Hawkins is in full flight here..." - All Music
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Donald Byrd
A New Perspective

  (Item #: byrd_newpe_1808_1903) 

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


  • An outstanding stereo pressing of one of our all-time favorite Blue Note albums with solid Double Plus (A++) sound throughout
  • The gospel vocals are amazingly well recorded (thanks RVG!) - with the transparency of this copy, you can easily pick out and follow each voice
  • To hear the real RVG magic, play Beast of Burden on side one - that's some real audiophile Demo Disc sound
  • 5 stars: "One of the most successful uses of a gospel choir in a jazz context. This is a memorable effort that is innovative in its own way, a milestone in Donald Byrd's career."
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Pink Floyd
Piper at the Gates of Dawn

  (Item #: pinkfpiper_1903_1) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • An outstanding import pressing with Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This vintage British LP is spacious, lively, full-bodied, and full of the Tubey Magic that lets the early Floyd sound the way it should
  • Based on our extensive experience, it's highly unlikely any (pricey!) original can touch this later pressing
  • 5 stars: "...successfully captures both sides of psychedelic experimentation — the pleasures of expanding one’s mind and perception, and an underlying threat of mental disorder and even lunacy... One of the best psychedelic albums of all time."
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Ella Fitzgerald
The Johnny Mercer Song Book

  (Item #: fitzgsings_mercer_1802_1903) 

Our Price: $199.99
Sale Price: $149.00 (You save $50.99 / 25%)


  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this superb Verve stereo original LP
  • The huge, rich orchestral sound captured so beautifully by Val Valentin is always one of the highlights of these songbooks
  • By the time this one came out in 1964 Ella had already recorded 18 LPs of songbooks - this was the last, going out on a high note
  • Some of the Mercer Classics here are Too Marvelous For Words, Day In-Day Out, Laura, Skylark, Midnight Sun, I Remember You
  • AMG raves "this is one of the best of Ella Fitzgerald's songbooks. Fitzgerald's assured and elegant voice is a perfect match for Mercer's urbane lyrics and Nelson Riddle's supple arrangements..."
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Cannonball Adderley
Cannonball's Bossa Nova

  (Item #: addercanno_1812_1903) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An exceptionally rare and superb sounding early stereo pressing - it boasts Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it from first note to last
  • These originals are by far the best way to go, in stereo of course, putting Cannonball's breathy, melodic sax right between your speakers, with the rest of the band - including Sergio Mendes on keys - spread out around him
  • Truly an undiscovered gem in the Adderley catalog - the audiophiles here at Better Records were digging both the music and especially the superb sound
  • Another top quality recording from the superbly talented Ray Fowler, the house engineer for Riverside and the man behind many of the best Thelonious Monk and Cannonball Adderley recordings done for that great jazz label
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Bob Dylan
The Times They Are A-Changin'

  (Item #: dylantimes_1808_1903) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Oustanding sound throughout on this 360 stereo pressing, with each side rating a solid Double Plus (A++)
  • The key to this stark recording - just Bob and his acoustic guitar and harmonica - is correct tonality, presence and intimacy, and here you get a good helping of all three
  • If you've played other copies of the album - on MoFi, Sundazed or Columbia LP, on the CD, on whatever - the Tubey Magic of the midrange here are going to blow your mind.
  • His classic 3rd LP (1964) - all original and often groundbreaking material; 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic
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Art Pepper
Smack Up

  (Item #: peppesmack_1803_1903) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: sinatmykin_1812_1903) 

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


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

  (Item #: mingumingumingu_1808_1902) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding vintage stereo copy boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound, or close to it, from start to finish
  • Impulse released a Heavy Vinyl pressing in 1995, as did Speakers Corner in 2003, but neither can hold a candle to the real thing
  • Mingus was a genius and the original music on this record is just one more album's worth of proof of the undeniability of that fact
  • 5 stars: "It closes out the most productive and significant chapter of his career, and one of the most fertile, inventive hot streaks of any composer in jazz history."
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Mel Torme
Swings Shubert Alley

  (Item #: tormeswing_1802_1903) 

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


  • Both sides of this Mel Torme vintage masterpiece boast Double Plus (A++) grades for their excellent sound quality - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • One of our all-time favorite Male Vocal albums - exceptionally well recorded and just about mindblowing on a copy like this
  • Big and spacious with amazing richness and warmth, this is a Vocal Demo Disc like few others - Mel is magnificent
  • 5 stars: "The overall mood... is unrestrained enthusiasm, and it makes for an excellent record."
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Sammy Davis Jr.
Sings The Big One For Young Lovers

  (Item #: davissings_1902x) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • You will find amazing Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides of this original Reprise stereo pressing
  • Big and lively, rich and full, no other copy in our shootout impressed us as much as this killer copy
  • "Sammy Davis, who is widely acclaimed to be the greatest all-around-entertainment talent of our times, here swings thru an album filled with the greatest songs he's ever tackled in his entire recording career. The result ? It has to be the greatest album Sammy's ever recorded."
  • 4 stars: "...[a] dozen-song outing, supported by some irresistible backdrops courtesy of arrangers Jimmie Haskell and Perry Botkin Jr... Sings the Big Ones for Young Lovers primarily consists of well-known covers..."
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