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White Hot Stamper

Diana Ross and the Supremes
Let The Sunshine In

  (Item #: supreletth_1902_6_9) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • A stunning copy of this exceptionally well recorded album - it earned Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades or very close to them on both sides
  • We would love to do more Supremes records, but we've had a devilishly hard time finding copies of their earlier albums that sound as big, rich and smooth as this one does
  • Unusually quiet vinyl throughout - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "The album is still solid listening 40-plus years later, with three hit singles present to help drive sales. Ross is in excellent form throughout, and the arrangements reach for the lush side of soul, which would become her trademark as a solo artist."
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Johnny Cash
At Folsom Prison

  (Item #: cash_atfol_1901_6_9) 

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


  • This wonderful copy of Cash's classic live album boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is much bigger, richer and more transparent than most of what we played - in some ways it's not even close
  • It ain't easy to find great sounding Johnny Cash records, but this copy had the sound we were looking for
  • 5 stars: "The quintessential Johnny Cash album, the place where his legend burns bright and eternal"
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Jeff Beck
Truth

  (Item #: beck_truth_1909) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side one and a Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side two, this copy is just about as good as it gets
  • Easily - and by a wide margin - the best sounding record Jeff Beck ever made - thanks Ken Scott!
  • This pressing embodies the Big Rock Sound, the kind we go crazy for here at Better Records
  • Really fun music - it's a blast to hear Rod Stewart fronting such a heavy rock band
  • AMG 5 Stars "...almost as groundbreaking and influential a record as the first Beatles, Rolling Stones, or Who albums."
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B.B. King
Live & Well

  (Item #: king_livea_1909) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With two Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sides, and exceptionally quiet vinyl too, this original Bluesway pressing simply could not be beat
  • Surprisingly dynamic, with great energy, this copy brought BB King's music to life in our listening room like no other could
  • With the Tubes and the Big Bass that this music needs to work, this is Electric Blues Magic from The Master himself
  • "...a worthy recording on its own merits, divided evenly between live and studio material. King's always recorded well as a live act, and it's the concert tracks that shine brightest..."
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Art Pepper
... The Way It Was

  (Item #: peppethewa_1909_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • This KILLER stereo pressing boasts Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it from first note to last
  • It’s airy, open, and spacious with superb clarity and an extended top end. The beautiful reading of Autumn Leaves on side two is DEMO DISC QUALITY!!
  • Excellent music, including numerous tracks featuring renowned tenor Warne Marsh
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Despite his very erratic lifestyle, altoist Art Pepper never made a bad record. The first four titles team together Pepper with tenor-saxophonist Warne Marsh... for generally intriguing explorations of four standards..."
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A.C. Jobim
The Composer of ’Desafinado’ Plays

  (Item #: jobimcompo_1908x) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Stunning sound with sides that earned nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sonic grades, right up there with our Shootout Winners
  • If you love '60s jazzy pop you cannot go wrong here - Jobim was a genius and the music here is an album's worth of proof of that fact
  • Credit engineer Phil Ramone for correctly capturing the sound of every instrument here: the guitars, piano, flutes, strings, drums, percussion instruments -- everything has the natural timbre of the real thing
  • 4 1/2 stars: "A dozen songs, each one destined to become a standard -- an astounding batting average."
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Cream
Disraeli Gears

  (Item #: creamdisra_1809_4_9) 

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


  • This outstanding UK Reaction pressing of Cream's second studio album boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The best sounding pressngs have raw, hard-rockin', power trio magic in spades and much less grit and grain
  • Excellent sound for classics like Strange Brew, Sunshine Of Your Love and Tales of Brave Ulysses
  • 4 1/2 stars: "...the imagination of the arrangements, the strength of the compositions, and especially the force of the musicianship make this album transcend its time."
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Miles Davis
Birth of the Cool

  (Item #: davisbirth_1904_7_9ex) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A killer pressing of this Groundbreaking Jazz Classic, with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side and Double Plus (A++) on the second
  • This vintage mono pressing will show you just how well-recorded these 1949-50 sessions were
  • It's the records they made from these tapes (more often from the dubs of them) that have given everybody the wrong idea about these wonderful recordings
  • 5 stars: "So dubbed because these three sessions are where the sound known as cool jazz essentially formed, Birth of the Cool remains one of the defining, pivotal moments in jazz. This is where the elasticity of bop was married with skillful, big-band arrangements and a relaxed, subdued mood that made it all seem easy, even at its most intricate."
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Gerry Mulligan
Gerry Mulligan '63

  (Item #: mulligerry_1902_5_9) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This original Verve All Tube Chain Stereo pressing boasts Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it from first note to last
  • This copy is hard to fault - big, open, clear, with space and three-dimensionality that modern pressings fail miserably to reproduce
  • "With originals by Bob Brookmeyer, Gary McFarland and the baritonist/leader (in addition to the standards "Little Rock Getaway" and "My Kind of Love"), this is a high-quality if rather brief program. Trumpeter Clark Terry and guitarist Jim Hall co-star with Mulligan in the solo department. It is a pity that this orchestra could not prosper; all five of its recordings are worth getting."
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Van Morrison
Astral Weeks

  (Item #: morriastra_1905_9_) 

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


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

Herbie Hancock
Speak Like a Child

  (Item #: hancospeak_1905_9) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A KILLER sounding copy with nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) grades, close to our Shootout Winning copy
  • These sides are big and full-bodied with well-defined bass, with lively transient energy on the brass instruments, a signature sound of our man RVG's
  • Featuring Hancock's arrangements for an unusual front line of alto flute, bass trombone and flugelhorn, none of which solo (!)
  • 4 1/2 stars: "The key to Speak Like a Child is in Hancock's graceful, lyrical playing and compositions, which are lovely on the surface and provocative and challenging upon closer listening."
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Ella Fitzgerald
Rhythm Is My Business

  (Item #: fitzgrhyth_1904_9) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This outstanding copy of Ella's superb follow-up to Clap Hands boasts insanely good Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it on both sides
  • What took us by surprise was the richness and sweetness of this early stereo Verve - so many of Ella's early albums don't have the smooth, natural vocals of this pressing
  • We absolutely love the swinging R&B organ Bill Doggett brought to these big band sessions, all backing an exceptionally well recorded First Lady of Song
  • "Ella Fitzgerald is in the spotlight throughout, mostly singing swing-era songs along with a couple of newer pieces... [her] voice was in its prime, and the charts are excellent."
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The Grateful Dead
Aoxomoxoa

  (Item #: grateaoxom_1906_9ex) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • This original Green Label Warner Brothers LP has STUNNING Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it from start to finish
  • These sides were doing everything right -- big, full-bodied and present with tons of energy and a nice extended top end
  • "When the LP hit the racks in the early summer of 1969, Deadheads were greeted by some of the freshest and most innovative sounds to develop from the thriving Bay Area music scene." - All Music
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Horace Silver Quintet
The Tokyo Blues

  (Item #: silvetokyo_1903_6_9) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Stunning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish, making this the best copy to hit the site in years
  • This pressing is clearly fuller, bigger, more lively and more Tubey Magical than any other copy we played
  • 4 stars: "Silver's Tokyo-influenced compositions fit right in with the subtle cross-cultural but very American hard bop he'd been doing all along... [his] compositions have a light, airy feel, with plenty of space, and no one used that space better at these sessions than Cook, whose tenor sax lines are simply wonderful, adding a sturdy, reliable brightness."
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Super Hot Stamper (with issues)

Roy Orbison
The All-Time Greatest Hits

  (Item #: orbisallti_1904_9) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • This outstanding copy boasts superb Double Plus (A++) grades on all four sides - you've probably never heard Roy Orbison sound better than he does here
  • Rich, smooth, sweet, full of ambience, dead on correct tonality - everything that we listen for in a great record is here
  • The phenomenally talented Bill Porter recorded many of Orbison's classic songs from the early '60s that are found on this compilation
  • 4 1/2 stars: "... no one conveys pain and longing more sublimely or succinctly than Roy Orbison. But his songs are also masterpieces of production: so technically precise that his deceptively simple tunes and lush melodies flow even more smoothly behind his desperate baritone croon and quivering falsetto."
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Super Hot Stamper

Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington
The Great Reunion

  (Item #: armstgreat_1901_5_9) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With two excellent sides each rating a solid Double Plus (A++), this vintage stereo pressing was one of the better copies in our most recent shootout
  • Both sides are big, spacious and absolutely jumping out of the speakers, with rich, smooth sound
  • We remember the Classic pressing as being a very good sounding record but make no mistake, this is a GREAT sounding one
  • 4 1/2 stars: "One of the best things about this configuration is the sound of the Duke’s piano - an underrated pianist, he seldom recorded in such an intimate context."
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The Kinks
Kinks Kinkdom

  (Item #: kinkskinkd_1901_5_9) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • 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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Burt Bacharach
Casino Royale

  (Item #: bachacasin_1906_9) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A superb original stereo copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from start to finish - exceptionally QUIET vinyl for this album too
  • A record that has its share of problems, but if you've got the system for it (huge, heavily tweaked, fast, free from obvious colorations and capable of tremendous resolution), this copy is sure to impress
  • A TAS List favorite that sounds amazing on a the right early pressing and dramatically better than any Heavy Vinyl reissue that's we know of
  • "The more recognizable and certainly more straightforward side of Bacharach is here, too, on the Dusty Springfield smash 'The Look of Love.' This is one of Bacharach's best soundtracks..."
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Shelly Manne
Manne - That's Gershwin!

  (Item #: mannemanne_1904_9ex) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • KILLER sound from start to finish with each side earning a Triple Plus (A+++) grade for its Shootout Winning sound, or one very close to it
  • "The Gershwin program includes some of the typical familiar standards but also versions of the lesser-known "By Strauss," "The Real American Folk Song," "Prelude #2" and "Theme from Concert in F... this music generally swings, leaves space for concise solos and is fairly fresh." - All Music
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The Beatles
Revolver

  (Item #: beatlrevol_1904_6_9) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A stunning copy: Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides - Tomorrow Never Knows will blow your mind (even more than it blew everybody's mind way back in '66!)
  • 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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Mary Hopkin
Post Card

  (Item #: hopkipostc_1907_9) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • KILLER Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it for both sides of this original Apple import pressing
  • These sides were doing everything right -- clean, clear and full-bodied with wonderfully breathy vocals and a solid bottom end
  • Engineered by Ken Scott, Donovan's "Lord of the Reedy River" is simply amazing on this copy
  • "Paul McCartney produced this debut album of twee but pretty, romantic pop-folk... the highlights are Donovan's "Lord of the Reedy River" and "The Honeymoon Song," which McCartney himself had sung with the Beatles way back in 1963 on the BBC..." - All Music, 4 1/2 Stars
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Doc Watson
Home Again

  (Item #: watsohomea_1904_9) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • A stunning copy of Watson's 1966 release with nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Here is the in-the-room performance intimacy that will surely bring Doc's music to life in a way you've never heard before
  • If you own the veiled, opaque, recessed, ambience-challenged Cisco remaster, you are in for a treat - our Hot Stamper is none of those things!
  • "[H]is most affecting folk-style record, with unexpectedly warm vocals matched to the quiet virtuosity of his playing. [The album] features Watson performing lively, achingly beautiful renditions of popular folk standards. All are played with very imposing dexterity by Watson, joined by his son Merle and Russ Savakus on upright bass.
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Super Hot Stamper

Sammy Davis Jr.
The Nat King Cole Song Book

  (Item #: davisnatki_1903_9) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • A superb sounding original stereo copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or very close to it on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too!
  • Bigger and richer, with lovely Tubey Magic and breathy vocals, this Tri-Color Reprise pressing lets us hear Sammy at the peak of his powers performing some of Nat's most memorable songs
  • 4 Stars: "Alongside Cole's collaborator, Billy May, and notable jazz arranger Claus Ogerman, Davis and company turned in one of the finest and most underrated efforts."
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Jackie McLean
A Long Drink of the Blues

  (Item #: mclealongd_1904_9) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Superb sound throughout with both sides earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Shockingly good All Tube Mono sound from 1957 courtesy of Rudy Van Gelder, and the high-rez, tonally correct and wide-bandwidth mastering brings out even the most subtle nuances of the sound of this superb sextet
  • McLean's sax is joined on the first side by Curtis Fuller on trombone and Webster Young on Trumpet
  • 4 stars: "Although not quite as intense as McLean's later Blue Note dates, the ballad renditions show just how mature and original a soloist he was even at this early stage."
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Clark Terry
The Happy Horns of Clark Terry

  (Item #: terryhappy_1903_9) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This early stereo pressing of Clark Terry's three horn lineup album offers superb Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end
  • Credit goes to Rudy Van Gelder once again for the huge space this superbly well-recorded ensemble occupies
  • Here you will find the kind of Tubey Magical Midrange that modern records rarely BEGIN to reproduce. Folks, that sound is gone and it sure isn't showing signs of coming back
  • 4 stars: "This all-star LP has plenty of memorable moments... The lively music is quite enjoyable."
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Bud Shank
Brazilliance Vol. 2

  (Item #: shankbrazi_1903_9) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Shank's 1962 collaboration with Laurindo Almeida arrives with a Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) side one and an outstanding Double Plus (A++) side two - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Another superb Rickard Bock production from the early '60s, with huge amounts of studio space and Tubey Magic to die for
  • The combination of Shank's sax and flute with Almeida's Brazilan folk-influenced guitar creates a delightful and unique fusion of bossa nova-influenced jazz
  • These two would go on to form the L.A. 4, but we much prefer their earlier work on this album
  • 4 stars: "...once again combining Brazilian rhythms and folk melodies with cool bop improvising... highly recommended."
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Joni Mitchell
Clouds

  (Item #: mitchcloud_1906_9) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Triple Triple! A stunning copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish- this is As Good As It Gets, folks!
  • Check out the clear transients on Joni's guitar -- you can really hear her moving her hands around the fretboard and pulling on the strings
  • It's tough to find this album in clean shape with this kind of warm, natural sound (something the new reissue is no doubt profoundly lacking)
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Clouds is a stark stunner, a great leap forward for Joni Mitchell. Vocals here are more forthright and assured than on her debut and exhibit a remarkable level of subtle expressiveness. Guitar alone is used in accompaniment, and the variety of playing approaches and sounds gotten here is most impressive."
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The Steve Miller Band
Brave New World

  (Item #: millebrave_1905_7_9) 

Our Price: $349.99

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

  (Item #: grategrate_1904_9) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Excellent sound throughout for this early WB Green Label pressing with both sides earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades
  • Both sides here are clean, clear and open with a great bottom end and plenty of Tubey Magic
  • A copy like this lets you hear what the band was going for without the grit and congestion (not to mention godawful surfaces) that you find on the typical pressing
  • "... a valiant attempt to corral the group's hydra-headed psychedelic jug-band music on vinyl..." - All Music
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The Doors
Strange Days

  (Item #: doorsstran_1906_9) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • This phenomenal copy of Strange Days has Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side and Double Plus (A++) sound on the second
  • A stunning sounding pressing of one of the most difficult-to-find records in the world of Hot Stampers
  • Demo Quality sound for so many classics: When The Music's Over, Moonlight Drive, Love Me Two Times and more
  • ... if The Beatles had Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club and The Beach Boys had Pet Sounds, then The Doors' answer was Strange Days. This experimentation can be heard in the very first notes of the title track, as Ray Manzarek's spacey keyboards set the tone for Morrison's eerie, distorted warning, "Strange days have found us." It's the perfect introduction to a perfectly strange album."
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Miles Davis
Sorcerer

  (Item #: davissorce_1904_9) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two seriously good sides each rating a Double Plus (A++) or BETTER, this was one of the best copies we played in our recent shootout
  • Sorcerer demonstrates the big-as-life, spacious and unerringly accurate 30th Street Studio Sound Fred Plaut was justly famous for
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Sorcerer, the third album by the second Miles Davis Quintet, is in a sense a transitional album, a quiet, subdued affair that rarely blows hot, choosing to explore cerebral tonal colorings."
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Frank Sinatra
All The Way

  (Item #: sinatallth_1901_6_9) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • This vintage '60s Capitol pressing was one of the best in our most recent shootout: Triple Plus (A+++) on the second side and Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • It has the all the Tubey Magic one could ask for, allowing Sinatra's rich baritone to work its magic on every phrase he sings
  • As you can well imagine, finding clean, scratch-free Sixties Sinatra records like this one, in stereo no less, is no walk in the park
  • This group of singles and B-sides was recorded from 1957 to 1960 - it contains some of Sinatra's better known songs from the period arranged by Nelson Riddle
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
So Far

  (Item #: crosbsofar_1904_9) 

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


  • You'll find solid Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this outstanding copy of So Far - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The sound on this superb pressing is full-bodied and lively, with solid and present vocals, as well as vocal dynamics that are hard to find on most rock records
  • The two exclusive tracks, Ohio and Find the Cost of Freedom, are amazingly well recorded - both sound fantastic here
  • If you've made the mistake of buying any Heavy Vinyl pressing containing any of these songs, this record will show you just exactly what you've been missing
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The Rolling Stones
No. 2

  (Item #: rollino2_1812_4_9) 

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


  • This vintage Decca pressing has outstanding sound - both sides did very well in our recent shootout, earning Double Plus (A++) grades and playing fairly quietly
  • This Mono pressing (made from the mono tapes) will show you the real, honest sound of the early, early Stones
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "...[No. 2 includes] one of the group's best blues covers, their version of Muddy Waters' "I Can't Be Satisfied," which wasn't released in America until 1973 and features some killer slide playing by Brian Jones."
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Pink Floyd
A Saucerful of Secrets

  (Item #: pinkfsauce_1905_9) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Two Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sides, making this vintage stereo UK pressing the best sounding copy we've ever heard
  • Forget whatever semi-comatose Heavy Vinyl record they're making these days - if you want to hear the Tubey Magic, size and energy of these wonderful sessions from 1967 (some with Syd, some with David), this is the way to go
  • in 2014, Nick Mason named A Saucerful of Secrets as his favorite of Pink Floyd's studio albums. “I think there are ideas contained there that we have continued to use all the way through our career,” he says. “I think [it] was a quite good way of marking Syd [Barrett]’s departure and Dave [Gilmour]’s arrival. It’s rather nice to have it on one record, where you get both things. It’s a cross-fade rather than a cut.”
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Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin I

  (Item #: ledze1_1906_9) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A truly outstanding import of Zep's amazing debut, rating Double Plus (A++) on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Arguably the biggest, clearest and most Tubey Magical Zeppelin album ever recorded, thanks to the engineering genius of Glyn Johns
  • Just look at the track list - the lucky owner of this LP will be hearing those songs come to life like never before
  • 5 stars: "Taking the heavy, distorted electric blues of Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, and Cream to an extreme... But the key to the group's attack was subtlety: it wasn't just an onslaught of guitar noise, it was shaded and textured, filled with alternating dynamics and tempos."
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Jimi Hendrix
Axis: Bold As Love

  (Item #: hendraxisb_1906_9) 

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


  • This outstanding import pressing of Hendrix's Axis: Bold As Love boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from first note to last
  • Huge and present, rich and full, with the kind of weight and electrified energy this problematical album almost never has
  • On Axis you need rich, full tonality and plenty of space up top if the music is going to work, and on those counts this copy delivers like nothing you've heard
  • 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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The Beatles
Please Please Me

  (Item #: beatlpleas_1808_5_9) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A stunning copy of the Beatles debut studio album with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This copy has superb presence, clarity and size - it's bigger, bolder and richer, as well as more clean, clear and open than any copy we played
  • A Triple Plus PPM would clearly be a top pick for a Beatles Demo Disc - your jaw will drop
  • "... [The Beatles] were a group with the luck to meet opportunities, the wit to recognize them, the drive to seize them, and the talent to fulfil them. Please Please Me is the sound of them doing all four."
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The Beatles
Yellow Submarine

  (Item #: beatlyello_1808_5_9) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This outstanding copy of Yellow Submarine boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from first note to last
  • This pressing is clean, clear, solid and energetic - just the right sound for this classic Beatles music
  • The only place to find the All-Time Classic Hey Bulldog, as well as All Together Now and It's All Too Much
  • "All You Need Is Love" debuted in a true stereo mix on LP for this album. Only four new Beatles songs appeared on the album, and two were recorded specifically for the film: "All Together Now" and "Hey Bulldog."
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Anita O'Day
Trav'lin' Light

  (Item #: oday_travl_1903_9ex) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A superb copy of Anita's 1961 release, with a Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) side one and an outstanding Double Plus (A++) side two
  • 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[s] haunting use of muted brass at ballad tempos. This was O'Day's favorite among her Norgran/Verve albums."
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Ray Charles
Modern Sounds In Country & Western...V. 2

  (Item #: charlmoder_2_1811_1_9) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this stereo copy of Charles' 1962 follow up to Modern Sounds In Country and Western Music
  • Features Ray's Big Band with the Raelettes on one side and the legendary Jack Halloran Singers on the other
  • Both sides are big, open, and lively - just the right sound for this acclaimed album full of songs you know well
  • 5 stars: "Vol. 2 defied the curse of the sequel and was just as much of an artistic triumph as its predecessor, if not as immediately startling."
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Love
Love

  (Item #: love_love_1903_7_9) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • 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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The Beach Boys
Endless Summer

  (Item #: beachendle_1909) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A stunning sounding copy with a Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) side two and outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound for sides one, three and four - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Stunning Demo Disc sound on the best tracks -- rich, full and sweet beyond belief
  • Surfer Girl and In My Room are sublime on this pressing -- you will be blown away
  • 5 stars: "Endless Summer, which was assembled in consultation with Mike Love, soared to number one and charted high over two subsequent summers (spending three years on the charts, the longest of any of the group's albums)."
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The Moody Blues
Days of Future Passed

  (Item #: moodydayso_1909) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • This outstanding pressing of The Moody Blues' Masterpiece earned solid Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER on both sides
  • The sound is huge, rich and lively throughout - you need this kind of space for the orchestral parts to work
  • An Album Experience beyond practically anything that had come before (Sgt. Pepper excluded)
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Days of Future Passed became one of the defining documents of the blossoming psychedelic era, and one of the most enduringly popular albums of its era."
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The Rolling Stones
Aftermath

  (Item #: rolliafter_1909_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Both sides of this copy are outstanding, earning Double Plus (A++) grades for their Tubey Magical '60s British sound - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • 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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The Band
The Band

  (Item #: band_band_1909) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With superb Double Plus (A++) sonic grades or BETTER on both sides, this is an outstanding copy of an absolutely essential album
  • Big bass, rich meaty guitars and smooth silky vocals make this a Band album like you have never heard before
  • Not only is the sound superb, but both sides here play Mint Minus Minus, about as quiet as we can find them
  • 5 stars: "As had been true of the first album, it was the Band's sound that stood out the most... The arrangements were simultaneously loose and assured, giving the songs a timeless appeal..."
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The Everly Brothers
Both Sides Of An Evening

  (Item #: everlboths_1909_2) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • You'll find outstanding sound on this WB Gold Label Stereo original with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the first
  • Another amazingly Tubey Magical recording from the legendary Bill Porter (which may explain why Chet Atkins plays on it)
  • About as quiet as these early copies come - Mint Minus Minus - records pressed in the early '60s rarely play even this quiet
  • "In some ways, Both Sides of an Evening was the duo's most ambitious and mature record to date..."
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Miles Davis
My Funny Valentine

  (Item #: davismyfun_1909) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An excellent sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish -- 1965 Live Analog at its best!
  • Both sides here are big, full-bodied and spacious with plenty of Tubey Magic, thanks to the engineering of the legendary Fred Plaut
  • A wonderful live performance, showcasing the more lyrical side of Miles; an excellent lineup too -- George Coleman, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams
  • "This is relaxed session; there are no burning tracks here, but there is much in the way of precision playing and a fine exposition of Miles' expansive lyricism."
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Frank Sinatra
The Concert Sinatra

  (Item #: sinatconce_1909) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • Off the charts Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it from the first note to the last
  • 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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The Beatles
Magical Mystery Tour

  (Item #: beatlmagic_1909_1) 

Our Price: $699.99

  • Incredible Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it from beginning to end, this copy is guaranteed to blow your mind - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • A stunning copy with some of the best Beatles sound money can buy - superb work from Ken Scott here
  • Demo Quality Sound for I Am The Walrus, Strawberry Fields Forever, Baby You're A Rich Man and more
  • You won't believe how powerful the sound is - it's big, rich, open and lively beyond any expectations you may have had
  • A longtime Top 100 album and Psych Masterpiece that knocks us out every time we do the shootout for it
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The Rolling Stones
Aftermath

  (Item #: rolliafter_1909) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Both sides of this copy are 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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Otis Redding
The Immortal Otis Redding

  (Item #: reddiimmor_1909) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A stunning copy of this superb posthumous release with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • The richness in Redding's vocals and the wonderfully Tubey Magical sound makes this copy especially impressive
  • This vintage Plum and Tan label LP plays fairly quietly for an original Atco pressing
  • "... among the last tunes Redding cut during what turned out to be a prophetic three-week stretch of sessions -- concluding just days prior to his untimely passing... any Otis Redding recordings should be considered welcome (if not mandatory) additions to all manner of listeners."
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The Byrds
Turn! Turn! Turn!

  (Item #: byrdsturnt_1909) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This superb copy of the band's sophomore release boasts Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • You will not believe how punchy, lively, dynamic, and exciting some of these tracks sound here
  • 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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T-Bone Walker
Stormy Monday Blues

  (Item #: walkestorm_1909) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A KILLER sounding copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it from start to finish
  • Both sides here are incredible -- clean, clear, spacious and present with wonderfully full vocals and a huge bottom end
  • "The high level of creativity in play here isn't obvious on a cursory listen, since a lot of the tracks favor the same sort of midtempo blues shuffle, but a closer listen reveals a stunning guitarist who plays the blues with a jazzman's soul.. when he cuts loose a little on guitar, the sparks fly with elegant tension." - All Music
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Astrud Gilberto
Look To The Rainbow

  (Item #: gilbelookt_1909) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from first note to last
  • This kind of spacious, warm, rich, Tubey Magical analog sound is gone forever - you have to go back to 1966 to find it
  • Creed Taylor (the CTI man) produced, Gil Evans did most of the arrangements, Rudy Van Gelder and Val Valentin engineered - what's not to like?
  • 4 1/2 stars: "This was a beautiful bossa nova record of Astrud Gilberto's vocal stylings..."
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Vince Guaraldi
Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus

  (Item #: guarajazzi_1909_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An outstanding copy of this classic audiophile favorite, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • You'd be hard-pressed to find a copy that's this well balanced, yet big and lively, with such wonderful clarity in the mids and highs
  • Sublime, practically magical jazz trio sound (and music!) that belongs in every audiophile's collection - on vintage vinyl that's as quiet as we can find
  • 5 stars: "Here is Vince Guaraldi's breakthrough album — musically, commercially, in every which way... The whole album evokes the ambience of San Francisco's jazz life in the 1960s as few others do."
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Joe Gordon
Lookin' Good!

  (Item #: gordolooki_1909_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An outstanding copy of Gordon's sophomore release, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER throughout - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • The transparency and clarity on this vintage pressing are wonderful -- you can easily appreciate every last subtlety of the recording
  • Gordon's trumpet sounds wonderful here, with just the right amount of bite
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Gordon wrote all eight of the selections and is joined by adventurous but obscure altoist Jimmy Woods, pianist Dick Whittington, bassist Jimmy Bond, and drummer Milt Turner... An excellent effort that hints at what might have been had Joe Gordon lived."
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The Everly Brothers
Both Sides Of An Evening

  (Item #: everlboths_1909_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • You'll find outstanding sound on this WB Gold Label Stereo original with both sides earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER
  • Another amazingly Tubey Magical recording from the legendary Bill Porter (which may explain why Chet Atkins plays on it)
  • About as quiet as these early copies come - Mint Minus Minus - records pressed in the early '60s rarely play even this quiet
  • "In some ways, Both Sides of an Evening was the duo's most ambitious and mature record to date..."
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The Pentangle
Pentangling

  (Item #: pentapentangling_1909) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side one and a superb Double Plus (A++) side two, this copy could not be beat
  • The unprocessed quality found throughout the album has its audiophile credentials fully in order, especially in the area of guitar harmonics, as well as drums that sound like real drums actually sound
  • The foundation of the music is provided by two legendary guitar heavyweights, Bert Jansch and John Renbourn, with Jacqui McShee's almost unbearably sweet vocals soaring above them
  • The best material from Pentangle's amazing first six albums, with sound that's full of British Analog Tubey Magic
  • "Pentangling is filled to the brim with some of the finest recordings the British folk movement had to offer..."
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Roy Orbison
Roy Orbison's Greatest Hits

  (Item #: orbisgreat_1909) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

  (Item #: doorswaiti_1905_9) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Two outstanding sides for this superbly recorded Doors album, with strong Double Plus (A++) sound throughout
  • The sound is present, lively and tonally correct, with Jim Morrison's baritone reproduced with weight and Tubey Magical richness missing from the reissues
  • It's tough (not to mention expensive) to find these early Gold Label pressings with this kind of sound and reasonably quiet vinyl
  • "Krieger, Ray Manzarek and John Densmore were never more lucid... This was a band at its most dexterous, creative, and musically diverse ..."
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Joe Newman Quintet
Jive At Five

  (Item #: newmajivea_1907_9) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • A killer pressing of Newman's 1960 release, with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from first note to last
  • This Prestige LP has sound that's absolutely jumping out of the speakers - big, spacious, and swinging with energy
  • 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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Peggy Lee
Latin ala Lee!

  (Item #: lee__latin_1902_6_9) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • Superb sound throughout for Lee's 1960 release with both sides rating a solid Double Plus (A++) or very close to it
  • Everything that's good about All Tube Vocal Recordings from the '50s and '60s is precisely what's good about the sound of this record
  • "The rhythms are not only authentically Afro-Cuban, but surprisingly strong and rarely watered down. The rest of the arrangements, though breezy and pop-slanted, support Lee's vocals perfectly. And though her voice isn't quite as strong as it had been during the '50s, Lee uses the cracks on her high notes to accentuate the songs." - Allmusic
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Frank Sinatra
I Remember Tommy

  (Item #: sinatireme_1905_9) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This vintage Reprise pressing offers the critical listener outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it throughout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • We were shocked to hear how good the originals can sound on this album, and just as shocked to hear other copies that can actually beat the best of them
  • The richness of these Tubey Magical Reprise pressings makes them the clear choice for the heavy-on-the-brass sonics (if you have the right stampers)
  • 100% of Amazon reviewers rate this one Four Stars or better, with 77% giving the album Five Stars!
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Frank Sinatra
Softly, As I Leave You

  (Item #: sinatsoftl_1909) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • 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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Joe Newman Quintet
Jive At Five

  (Item #: newmajivea_1903_05_09) 

Our Price: $74.99

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

  (Item #: cannecanne_1901_5_9ex) 

Our Price: $74.99

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

  (Item #: byrdsyoung_1909) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

  (Item #: beatlabbey_1909) 

Our Price: $749.99

  • An exceptional copy of The Beatles' last and arguably greatest album, with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Here's an Abbey Road that's big, rich, sweet and present, with strong energy, wonderfully breathy vocals and huge guitars
  • If you've heard the disastrous new pressing, then you know how important it is to play a real, vintage, analog pressing
  • A copy this good might just give you a new appreciation for one of the Greatest Rock Albums of All Time
  • 5 Stars, a permanent member of the Better Records Top 100, and a Desert Island Disc if ever there was one
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Frank Sinatra
Francis A. Sinatra & Antonio C. Jobim

  (Item #: sinatjobim_1909) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • This outstanding original stereo pressing of Sinatra and Jobim's sublime collaboration earned Triple Plus (A+++) grades on the first side and solid Double Plus (A++) grades on the second -- exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The Tubey Magical space, ambience and richness of the sound here is the only way we know of to bring the Chairman of the Board and his Brazilian buddy into your listening room
  • This is a magical album from start to finish, one of a handful of a Must Own Sinatra releases, and my personal favorite of all his recordings
  • 4 1/2 stars: "After a few plays, the album begins to slowly work its way underneath a listener's skin, and it emerges as one of his most rewarding albums of the '60s."
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Astrud Gilberto
Windy

  (Item #: gilbewindy_1812_1904_9) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • A stunning sounding copy with Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound throughout, just shy of our shootout winner - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Forget whatever Heavy Vinyl imposter is in print - this vintage Verve stereo pressing has the kind of High-Rez Tubey-Magical Midrange that will bring Astrud's soft samba music to life in your very own listening room
  • "... Windy nevertheless proves one of Astrud Gilberto's most consistent and sublime efforts, artfully straddling the division between Brazilian bossa nova and American sunshine pop."
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Steppenwolf
Steppenwolf

  (Item #: steppstepp_1812_4_9) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding copy of Steppenwolf's debut album boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • Both sides here are really rockin' -- big and full-bodied with tight punchy bass and lots of energy
  • Condition is often an issue with extremely popular rock records from this era, but this one is scratch free and fairly quiet throughout
  • Includes killer hits "Born To Be Wild" and "The Pusher," both featured in the 1969 movie Easy Rider
  • 4 stars: "...a surprisingly strong debut album from a tight hard rock outfit... The playing is about as loud and powerful as anything being put out by a major record label in 1968..."
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Peggy Lee
If You Go

  (Item #: lee__ifyou_1904_9ex) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Stunning sound throughout with a Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grade on the second side and a solid Double Plus (A++) grade on the first
  • This vintage Capitol stereo pressing is rich, full-bodied and Tubey Magical - we're talking All Tube Analog from 1961 after all - with wonderfully sweet and breathy vocals
  • "... the man writing the charts here is Quincy Jones, and he is only occasionally interested in underscoring the heartbreak with suitably sad music... Lee responds to the music with a world-weary tone, but an occasional swing in her step, as if this is not her first romance, nor her first one to go wrong."
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The Beatles
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

  (Item #: beatlsgtpe_1906_9) 

Our Price: $549.99

  • A stunning copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it from the first note to the last - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Huge, spacious and detailed, with the Tubey Magic of a fresh tape, this is the way to hear Sgt. Pepper in all its analog glory
  • Most pressings - especially the new ones - have nothing approaching the Tubey Magic, space and energy of this LP
  • A Better Records Top 100 Title and AMG 5 stars: "It's possible to argue that there are better Beatles albums, yet no album is as historically important as this."
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Sly & The Family Stone
Stand

  (Item #: slyanstand_1812_1909) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • A killer sounding copy with Double Plus (A++) sound from the first note to the last - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Stand, I Want To Take You Higher, Sing A Simple Song, Everyday People, You Can Make It If You Try - what a phenomenal lineup of songs
  • 5 stars: "Stand! is the pinnacle of Sly & the Family Stone's early work, a record that represents a culmination of the group's musical vision and accomplishment. ...everything simply gels here, resulting in no separation between the astounding funk, effervescent irresistible melodies, psychedelicized guitars, and deep rhythms."
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The Beatles
With The Beatles

  (Item #: beatlwitht_1909) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • Hot Stamper sound, and quiet vinyl - this copy is guaranteed to beat any Heavy Vinyl or Half-Speed Mastered pressing you may have heard
  • Looking for the best sound? Try Till There Was You on side one and You Really Got A Hold On Me on the flipside
  • So many great songs: All My Loving, Roll over Beethoven, Money (That's What I Want), Devil In Her Heart...
  • "A sequel of the highest order - one that betters the original by developing its own tone and adding depth. While it may share several similarities with its predecessor - there is an equal ratio of covers-to-originals, a familiar blend of girl group, Motown, R&B, pop, and rock... With the Beatles is a better record that not only rocks harder, it's considerably more sophisticated...
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The Beatles
Yellow Submarine

  (Item #: beatlyello_1909) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding copy of Yellow Submarine boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from first note to last
  • With a Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side one, this gives you the actual songs from the film in top quality sound
  • The only place to find the All-Time Classic Hey Bulldog, as well as All Together Now and It's All Too Much
  • "All You Need Is Love" debuted in a true stereo mix on LP for this album. Only four new Beatles songs appeared on the album, and two were recorded specifically for the film: "All Together Now" and "Hey Bulldog."
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The Beatles
A Collection of Beatles Oldies

  (Item #: beatlcolle_1909) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With two excellent Hot Stamper or better sides, this British pressing has a lot going for it - reasonably quiet vinyl too
  • A good 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
  • "The compilation provided the debut UK album release for the following singles tracks: "From Me to You", "She Loves You", "I Want to Hold Your Hand", "I Feel Fine", "Day Tripper", "We Can Work It Out" and "Paperback Writer"."
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Arthur Prysock
This Is My Beloved

  (Item #: prysothisi_1903_1908) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • 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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Miles Davis
Someday My Prince Will Come

  (Item #: davissomed_1809_1902_1908) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • An outstanding copy of this Miles Davis classic with Double Plus grades (A++) for sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This stereo pressing is Tubey Magical, full-bodied and high-rez, not to mention uncannily present - an outstanding pressing of a superb recording
  • Another engineering triumph for Fred Plaut at Columbia's legendary 30th Street Studios - the man is a genius
  • Musically this is one of our very favorite Classic Jazz albums - the sound is Demo Disc Quality on the better copies
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Gary McFarland & Co./Clark Terry
Tijuana Jazz

  (Item #: mcfartijua_1902_1908) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • Tijuana Jazz finally arrives on the site with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last - mostly quiet vinyl too
  • The superb eclectic jazz sound here is big and rich, yet still clean, clear and open with good energy, space, and ambience
  • Terry and McFarland combine the Mexican milieu and jazz with warmth and whimsy - Toots Thielemans on harmonica is a nice addition to the festivities
  • "Marimbas, sexy rhythms, perfectly buffered horn arrangements cover this album, and the results are like sitting by a fire on a dark night, cold outside but comforted, completely snug, and watching the flames dance."
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Gary Burton
Who Is Gary Burton?

  (Item #: burtowhois_1904_1908) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Burton's sophomore release finally arrives on the site with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • This is vintage 1963 Living Stereo sound at its best - big, rich, relaxed, tonally correct and full of Tubey Magic - thanks Ray Hall!
  • In this stellar septet, Burton includes veteran musicians Clark Terry, Phil Woods, and Joe Morello, as well as Tommy Flanagan
  • 4 stars: "The playlist is anything but predictable... Although Burton is obviously a very confident soloist, he feels no need to hog the spotlight (a common mistake by young jazz musicians in later decades), as he is happy to step back and let the veterans take center stage."
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Count Basie
On My Way & Shoutin' Again

  (Item #: basieonmyw_1905_1908) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Incredible shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it from start to finish - relatively quiet vinyl too
  • This All Tube Verve stereo Recording Verve from 1962 is one of the best Basie records from the era that we've played in a very long time
  • Here is the richness the music needs - horns need to be full-bodied if they are to sound like the real thing - but so are speed and clarity, two qualities that insure that all the horns have the proper bite and timbre
  • "A solid and worthwhile album that has been out of print for far too long, this will be a welcome addition to any Basie lover's collection, and comes highly recommended to anyone even mildly interested in excellent large-ensemble mainstream jazz."
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Cal Tjader
In a Latin Bag

  (Item #: tjadeinala_1904_1908) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • This outstanding copy of Tjader's 1961 album for Verve boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • Unusually rich, full-bodied, lively and present, the All Tube Analog sound here brings out the best in Cal's music
  • A classic in the Latin jazz genre, with the unbeatable combination of Tjader's vibes, Paul Horn's flute and Lonnie Hewitt's piano on most of the tracks, backed by Al McKibbon on bass and Wilfredo Vicente (Conga) and Johnny Rae (Timbales) on percussion
  • "Cal Tjader recorded prolifically for Verve during the first half of the 1960s, though this is one of his lesser-known dates ... it is well worth snapping up if found"
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Sonny Rollins
On Impulse

  (Item #: rollionimp_1901_1908) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from start to finish on this outstanding copy of Sonny's Impulse! label debut
  • Some of the best Sonny Rollins sax sound we've heard - both sides are super big, full and lively with a huge bottom end
  • 4 stars: "This date is significant for the manner in which Rollins attacks five standards with a quartet that included pianist Ray Bryant, bassist Walter Booker and drummer Mickey Roker."
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Oscar Peterson Trio
West Side Story

  (Item #: peterwests_1904_1908) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • A superb copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from start to finish
  • Rich, solid bass; you-are-there immediacy; sound that's just jumping out of the speakers, this copy had the sound we were looking for
  • Which wouldn't mean much if the music wasn't swingin,' but it is - this could very well be the best record Oscar Peterson ever made
  • Credit engineer Bob Simpson, the man behind the legendary Belafonte at Carnegie Hall recording from a couple of years before
  • An absolute Must Own - for sound and music this is our pick for The Best Oscar Peterson album of All Time
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Donald Byrd
The Cat Walk

  (Item #: byrd_catwa_1905_1908) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • This pressing of Donald Byrd's brilliant 1962 release boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last - fairly 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 RVG managed pretty consistently to get on tape
  • 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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Shorty Rogers
The Swingin' Nutcracker

  (Item #: rogerswing_1905_1908) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Superb sound throughout with both sides earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades and playing about as quietly as any Living Stereo record from 1960 ever will
  • Al Schmitt handled the engineering duties, brilliantly, with Shorty and dozens of his West Coast Pals contributing to the dates, the likes of Conte Candoli, Art Pepper, Bill Perkins, Bud Shank, Harold Land, Richie Kamuca and more
  • "The most remarkable aspect about the score is how boldly it re-imagines the original. The Swingin' Nutcracker is contemporary from an American perspective without patronizing the European original." - Marc Meyers, Jazz Wax
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Gerry Mulligan
Jeru

  (Item #: mullijeru_1901_1908) 

Our Price: $119.99

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

  (Item #: montgwillo_1902_1905_1908) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Wes Montgomery's superb posthumous release finally makes its Hot Stamper debut, with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • 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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Thelonious Monk
Criss-Cross

  (Item #: monk_criss_1812_1906_1908) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • This wonderful pressing of Thelonious Monk's second studio album has outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound throughout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Columbia records produced by Teo Macero in the early '60s have consistently open, natural sound - this one from '63 is no exception
  • The piano sounds amazing here -- natural and dynamic, letting Monk's passionate playing shine
  • 4 stars: "Thelonious Monk's second album for Columbia Records features some of the finest work that Monk ever did in the studio with his '60s trio and quartet ... This is prime Monk for any degree of listener."
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Shelly Manne & His Men
At The Black Hawk, Vol. 1

  (Item #: manneatthe1_1903_1908) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • 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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Herbie Hancock
My Point of View

  (Item #: hancomypoi_1812_1902_1908) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • A superb sounding copy of Hancock's sophomore release from 1963 - this one earned solid Double Plus (A++) grades for sound on both sides
  • Grant Green on guitar and killer horn men (Hank Mobley on tenor, Grachan Moncur III on trombone, and Donald Byrd on trumpet) make this a special date indeed
  • As quiet a copy as you will ever find - this one plays Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • "Hot on the heels of his debut album Takin’ Off Hancock piled on the punishment with another must-have recording, My Point of View. He assembled an astonishing septet for the sessions [which] gave him three brass voices to play with, the contrasting luminous flow of Grant Green, with free-swinging Anthony Williams and Chuck Israels at the anchor."
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Dexter Gordon
Doin' Allright

  (Item #: gordodoina_1902_1908) 

Our Price: $169.99

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

  (Item #: ellinpiano_1905_1908) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • A superb sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or very close to it on both sides
  • Ellington was inspired on this date and clearly playing his heart out - eleven of the twelve tracks were recorded in one session (at Radio Recorders right here in L.A.)
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl for a vintage 360 stereo Columbia LP - this copy played well beyond our expectations with Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus surfaces
  • "This 1961 trio recording, with his orchestra's rhythm section of drummer Sam Woodyard and Aaron Bell, clearly unveils the maestro's powerful touch, black-and-tan chords, and unstoppable swing, all often overshadowed in the work of his bigger bands." - Amazon
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John Coltrane
The Stardust Session

  (Item #: coltrstard_1903_1908) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • An excellent copy of this Coltrane double album - recorded in one day! - with all four sides rating Double Plus (A++) or close to it - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Spacious, open, transparent, rich and sweet, it's a remarkable disc from the Golden Age of Jazz with the benefits brought about by lower-distortion, wider-bandwidth cutting equipment in the '70s
  • Superb sound quality courtesy of Rudy van Gelder's engineering (1958/1963) and the talented mastering of David Turner at Fantasy (1972)
  • 4 Stars: "...Coltrane is heard near the end of his 'sheets of sound' period, perfecting his distinctive style and taking colorful and aggressive solos."
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Miles Davis
Filles de Kilimanjaro

  (Item #: davisfille_1904_1908) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • A KILLER sounding stereo pressing with nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from start to finish, just shy of our Shootout Winner - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This Columbia 360 Label LP boasts rich, full-bodied, clear sound with the space and three-dimensionality that was difficult to find on the later pressings we played
  • 4 1/2 stars: "... 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."
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Stan Getz
Getz Au Go Go

  (Item #: getz_getza_1901_1905_1908) 

Our Price: $199.99

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

  (Item #: addercanno_1906_1908) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An exceptionally rare and amazing sounding early stereo pressing - it boasts Triple Plus (A+++) sound 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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Creedence Clearwater Revival
Bayou Country

  (Item #: creedbayou_1908_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) side two mated to a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side one makes this a consistently good sounding pressing, and it also boasts relatively good vinyl, with no marks that play
  • Our pick for the best sounding CCR recording - when you have a copy that sounds like this one, and, trust me, a copy as good sounding as this one is tough to find
  • 4 1/2 stars: "All the songs add up to a superb statement of purpose, a record that captures Creedence Clearwater Revival's muscular, spare, deceptively simple sound as an evocative portrait of America."
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