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Creedence Clearwater Revival
Bayou Country

  (Item #: creedbayou_1810_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two outstanding sides, earning very strong Double Plus (A++) sonic grades and pressed on fairly quiet vinyl
  • Proud Mary and Good Golly Miss Molly are two of the best sounding tracks found on the album - they sound great here
  • Our pick for the best sounding CCR recording -- when you have a copy that sounds as good as this one does
  • "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." — 4 1/2 stars
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B.B. King
Blues On Top Of Blues

  (Item #: king_blues_on_top_1804_1809x) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • You'll find Hot Stamper sound from first note to last on this 1968 pressing, BB King's fourteenth studio album
  • This copy plays on relatively quiet vinyl, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • 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
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Featuring brassy arrangements by Johnny Pate, it presents King's sound at its fullest without sacrificing any of his grit or sophisticated swing ... the material is very strong throughout."
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B.B. King
Blues On Top Of Blues

  (Item #: king_blues_on_top_1804_1809) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • 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
  • 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, it presents King's sound at its fullest without sacrificing any of his grit or sophisticated swing ... the material is very strong throughout."
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Harry Nilsson
Aerial Ballet

  (Item #: nilssaeria_1810) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • This outstanding copy boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • With tons of ambience, amazing richness, you-are-there immediacy, and tight bass, this is a stunning pressing of this Must Own Nilsson album
  • We're big Nilsson fans here at Better Records - play this record and you might become one too!
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "Harry Nilsson decided to pick up where he left off with his debut, offering another round of effervescent, devilishly clever pop, equal parts lite psychedelia, pretty ballads, and music hall cabaret."
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Milt Jackson Quintet
That's The Way It Is

  (Item #: jacksthats_1806_1810) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Double Plus (A++) on both sides, this is a killer live jazz album from Shelly's Manne-Hole
  • The sound is big, rich and real, with the kind of relaxed Tubey Magical sound that not many live albums achieve
  • Wally Heider engineered and he knocked it out of the park - You Are There, and even better, it's 1969
  • "This is not experimental jazz. It's beyond that, or as they say in New York, outside that. This is solid, rooted, sweet-smelling earth of an enduring style, as played by masters."
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Gerry Mulligan Quartet
Spring Is Sprung

  (Item #: mullisprin_1810_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades on both sides, it just doesn't get any better than this copy of Mulligan's superb sounding and Hard To Find 1963 release on the rare Philips label
  • Phil Ramone made sure the album would be exceptionally well-recorded, which it is!
  • Big, rich, and Tubey Magical, here is Mulligan's quartet with the energy and clarity these classic jazz performances deserve - quiet vinyl too
  • 4 Stars: "Mulligan and Brookmeyer always seem to stimulate one another's playing to a high level, and this album is no exception. The group gets into a swinging groove right away with its updated treatment of a Count Basie favorite, "Jive at Five," followed by Mulligan's brisk yet intricate jazz waltz "Four for Three.""
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Johnny Hodges / Wild Bill Davis
Blue Rabbit

  (Item #: hodgebluer_1810) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • You'll find oustanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last on this superb 1964 release
  • Full, lively, and solid, this copy has just the right sound for this collection of carefree, loose jazz tracks
  • Thanks to Val Valentin's brilliant engineering, every song here sounds better than you imagined
  • "One of altoist Johnny Hodges' many solo records in the 1960s... Tasty and swinging music." - Allmusic
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The Moody Blues
Days of Future Passed

  (Item #: moodydayso_1810_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This outstanding pressing of The Moody Blues' Masterpiece earned solid Double Plus (A++) grades 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 Band
The Band

  (Item #: band_band_1810) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) grades 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, both sides here play Mint Minus Minus, about as quiet as we can find them
  • 5 stars: "The arrangements were simultaneously loose and assured, giving the songs a timeless appeal..."
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Leonard Cohen
Songs Of Leonard Cohen

  (Item #: cohensongs_of_leonard_1803_1810) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An excellent copy with superb Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - one of the few to hit the site in quite a while
  • Bigger, richer and clearer than most of what we played - intimate, breathy vocals are key to the better copies such as this one
  • Quiet vinyl on this mostly quiet music is a big help here - this one plays Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • 5 stars: "A breathtaking and perfect debut, Songs of Leonard Cohen marked the emergence of one of the most enduring, unique, and brilliant voices in popular music... A masterpiece of perversity and pain."
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Thelonious Monk
Straight, No Chaser

  (Item #: monk_strai_1810_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Very good Hot Stamper sound for this excellent recording by one of the most innovative jazz pianists who ever lived
  • These vintage '70 Red Label pressings are consistently quieter than the 360 label copies we offer, and this is no exception
  • Four Stars in Allmusic - with Teo Macero producing and top Columbia engineering, how can you go wrong?
  • "Thelonious Monk’s Straight, No Chaser is the pinnacle of his recordings for Columbia Records..." — TheAudioBeat.com
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The Byrds
Turn! Turn! Turn!

  (Item #: byrdsturnt_1710_1810) 

Our Price: $59.99

  • Very respectable Hot Stamper grades on both sides - this is the way The Byrds are supposed to sound
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic and one of the better sounding Byrds recordings, with a number of their best songs including the title track
  • "...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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The Byrds
Ballad of Easy Rider

  (Item #: byrdsballa_1712_1810) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • An excellent copy with Double Plus (A++) sound from the first note to the last
  • We're always blown away at just how much further the Top Copies like this one take the music -- a dramatic difference!
  • Both sides are rich and full with plenty of Tubey Magic and lovely present vocals
  • "Ballad of Easy Rider was the album where the new lineup really hit its stride." 4 stars
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Frank Sinatra
September Of My Years

  (Item #: sinatsepte_1810) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy was one of the better we played in our recent shootout
  • Both sides are exceptionally spacious and three-dimensional, as well as relaxed and full-bodied - just wonderful
  • A Demo Quality Tubey Magical recording, but it only sounds that way on the best Blue Green original Reprise stereo pressings like this one
  • 5 stars on Allmusic ("One of Frank Sinatra's triumphs of the '60s") and Grammy Album of the Year for 1967
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Traffic
The Best of Traffic

  (Item #: traffbesto_1711_1810) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With very good Hot Stamper grades throughout, this Traffic Hits LP on British vinyl has much to recommend it
  • The sound on this amazing compilation often trumps the very same tracks on the original British releases
  • Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus vinyl playgrades on both sides - Island didn't make them any quieter in 1969
  • Top 100 - "The entire second side of the LP, comprising "Medicated Goo," "Forty Thousand Headmen," "Feelin' Alright," "Shanghai Noodle Factory," and "Dear Mr. Fantasy," was the kind of progressive rock that would define Traffic and give it its place in the rock pantheon."
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The Kinks
Kinda Kinks

  (Item #: kinkskinda_1804_1810) 

Our Price: $89.99

  • Very good Hot Stamper sound on both sides of this original STEREO copy of The Kinks' sophomore release
  • There's a healthy dose of the Tubey Magical Richness these recordings need in order to work on this copy
  • The monos win the shootouts but the better original stereo pressings can sound quite good on their own terms
  • "...this album showcased a much more sophisticated sound... it also put them right in the front of the British Invasion pack for seriousness and complexity, out in front of where the Beatles or almost any of the competition were in early 1965..."
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Dave Brubeck Quartet
Time Further Out

  (Item #: brubetimef_1810) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two outstanding Double Plus (A++) sides, this was one of the better pressings of Time Further Out we played in our recent shootout - it's on quiet vinyl too
  • These early sides are incredibly tubey - rich, full-bodied and warm - yet clear, lively and dynamic
  • This copy demonstrates the big-as-life Fred Plaut Columbia Sound at its best - better even than Time Out(!)
  • "Brubeck treats the fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth tunes in corresponding meters, to particular effect on the 7/4 hoedown of 'Unsquare Dance.' the 8/8 barrelhouse changes of 'Bru's Boogie Woogie' and the engaging dissonances of his 9/8 mood piece 'Blue Shadows in the Street.'"
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Spirit
Clear

  (Item #: spiriclear_1711_1810) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end for Spirit's classic third album
  • With these Hot Stampers you get Tubey Magic like you never imagined, assuming you played the CD or the Sundazed vinyl
  • It's been almost two years since we last found great copies, so don't expect this one to come around again soon
  • 4 Stars: "Several moments of brilliance that prove what a revolutionary band they were"
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Red Garland Trio
Bright And Breezy

  (Item #: garlabrigh_1805_1810) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • This 1961 recording by Ray Fowler is RICH and REAL like you will not believe, with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound throughout
  • Both sides are Tubey Magical, rich, open, spacious and tonally correct, as well as exceptionally dynamic
  • This record has excellent sound and some of the best music we have ever heard on Red Garland's albums
  • "Pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Art Taylor were in the midst of a long tenure with Miles Davis and stayed busy in studios backing one horn player after another. The unit's simpatico refinement never wavers in doubt. They were made for each other, honed in night-after-night performances in a variety of settings."
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Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
Ye-Me-Le

  (Item #: mendeyemel_1804_1810) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Seriously good Double Plus (A++) sound or very close to it on both sides of this fun Brasil '66 album
  • Rich and solid, this pressing has great energy and very natural, musical sound
  • Norwegian Wood, Wichita Lineman and Easy to Be Hard are among the great songs that sound amazing
  • We're huge Sergio Mendes fans here and it's a thrill to hear copies like this bring his music to life
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Frank Sinatra
Strangers In The Night

  (Item #: sinatstran_1802_1809) 

Our Price: $99.99
Sale Price: $69.99 (You save $30.00 / 30%)


  • You'll find very good Hot Stamper grades on both sides of this Frank Sinatra classic
  • Full, clear, and open versions of "The Chairman Of The Board's" most beloved songs
  • Credit must be given to the extraordinarily inventive arrangements of Nelson Riddle and the All Tube engineering of Lee Herschberg
  • Allmusic: "Sinatra's singing is relaxed, confident, and surprisingly jazzy, as he plays with the melody of "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" and delivers a knockout punch with the assured, breathtaking "Summer Wind."
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King Crimson
In The Court Of The Crimson King

  (Item #: kingcinthe_1806_1809) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With two seriously good sides rating a Double Plus (A++), this UK Island was one of the better sounding pressings we played in our recent shootout
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl for an import record from this era - they don't make them any quieter in our experience
  • At good loud levels the horns blasting away on 21st Century Schizoid Man are guaranteed to blow your mind
  • "The group's definitive album, and one of the most daring debut albums ever .... it blew all of the progressive/psychedelic competition out of the running, although it was almost too good for the band's own good -- it took King Crimson nearly four years to come up with a record as strong or concise."
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The Rolling Stones
Out of Our Heads

  (Item #: rollioutof_1808x) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - you will have a very hard time finding better sound for this album
  • These British sides impressed us -- big and full with great bass and midrange presence
  • With top engineers like Dave Hassinger and Glyn Johns one would hope for better sound, but this, folks, is about as good as it gets as far as we know
  • 4 1/2 Stars on Allmusic: "It's all good, solid, first-rate rock & roll and R&B, with a certain developing sophistication on songs like I'm Free."
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Jimmy Smith
Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf

  (Item #: smithwhosa_1710_1809) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides and one of the better copies from our most recent shootout
  • If you dig Oliver's Nelson's swingin' BIG BRASS as much as we do you are in for a treat with this stereo pressing
  • The best sides have the kind of analog richness, warmth, and smoothness that make listening to records so involving
  • Slaughter On Tenth Avenue is the monster track leading off here, and it swings the way Walk on the Wild Side does - like crazy, man!
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Miles Davis
Sketches Of Spain

  (Item #: davissketc_1809_) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • This superb Miles Davis pressing boasts excellent Double Plus (A++) sound and vinyl as quiet as any we can find
  • 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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Renaissance
Renaissance

  (Item #: renairenai_1705_1809) 

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


  • A killer copy and the first to hit the site in three years - Double Plus (A++) or better on both sides
  • The overall sound here rich, smooth and Tubey Magical with huge amounts of energy and presence
  • 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..." - All Music
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The Monkees
Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd.

  (Item #: monkepisce_1809) 

Our Price: $249.99
Sale Price: $199.99 (You save $50.00 / 20%)


  • This 1967 Stereo pressing boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from beginning to end
  • These two sides are exceptionally (for this album) smooth, rich, sweet, and clear
  • Forget the early albums, we've never heard any of them sound good - their fourth release is practically the only one with audiophile potential
  • 4 1/2 stars: "To think that both this album and Headquarters came out the same year! Most bands would be lucky to have two albums this good come out their entire career. Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. is a must-have for any fan of smart, fun, and exciting '60s pop. It doesn't get much better than this."
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The Association
Insight Out

  (Item #: associnsig_1703_1809) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - Windy and Never My Love are simply amazing here
  • The Tubey Magical sound, the lively, tight playing by The Wrecking Crew, not to mention some killer Chart Topping '60s pop, make this THE Association record to own
  • With this copy the Sound of the Sixties will fill your room like never before -- wall to wall, floor to ceiling, with layers upon layers of depth
  • Allmusic: "The harmonies and choruses are among the most beautifully textured singing in a rock outfit this side of the Beach Boys."
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Frank Sinatra
My Kind of Broadway

  (Item #: sinatmykin_1710_1809) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • You'll hear outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound quality on both sides of this killer pressing
  • 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
  • Allmusic: "When Sinatra delivers, as he does on the show-stopper 'Luck Be a Lady,' the results are pretty spectacular..."
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Illinois Jacquet
Bottoms Up

  (Item #: jacqubotto_1801_1809) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • With seriously good Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last, this copy of Bottoms Up has much to recommend it
  • Big, full and present, the sound is natural and balanced throughout
  • "Even in 1968 when the jazz avant-garde was becoming quite influential, tenor saxophonist Illinois Jacquet played in his own timeless style, performing in an idiom little changed during the previous 20 years."
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Linda Ronstadt
The Stone Poneys Feat. Linda Ronstadt

  (Item #: ronststone_1710_1809) 

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


  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this was one of the better copies we played in our shootout for these later pressings
  • Much more folk than pop, for the most part the sound here is tubey, rich and sweet
  • The originals from 1967 have never impressed us much - re-released when HLAW hit big, it features three great Linda solos
  • "It doesn't have "Different Drum," but the first Stone Poneys album is their folkiest and best, dominated by close harmonies and strong original material by the group's guitarists, Bob Kimmel and Ken Edwards."
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Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66
Fool on the Hill

  (Item #: mendefoolo_1804_1809) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Excellent sound on both sides, each rating a Double Plus (A++) or close to it - quiet vinyl too
  • Sergio's unique rearrangement of two songs in particular here make this a Must Own album: Scarborough Fair and The Fool On The Hill
  • We rarely have had good copies on the site up in recent years - these are tough to come by in clean condition with this kind of sound
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Even though he had become thoroughly embedded in the consciousness of mainstream America, Mendes still managed to have it three ways, exposing first-class tunes from little-known Brazilian talent, garnering commercial hits, and also making some fine records."
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Jerry Jeff Walker
Mr. Bojangles

  (Item #: walkemrboj_1809) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A wonderful find of Jerry Jeff's from 1968, with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • Clean and clear, rich and natural, with good vocal presence and wonderful energy throughout
  • The title track sounds amazing, but that's just one of the great songs with excellent sound on the album
  • The engineering team of Tom Dowd and Phil Lehle really worked their magic on this one
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "...Walker favored the country and folk side of folk-rock much more than the rock side."
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Frank Sinatra
Point of No Return

  (Item #: sinatpoint_1809) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • This vintage stereo pressing of Sinatra's 1962 release boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • About as quiet as they come -- Mint Minus Minus on both sides (with two issues, noted below)
  • "... someone persuaded the singer to make the album a special occasion by reuniting with Axel Stordahl, the arranger/conductor who helped Sinatra rise to stardom in the '40s. Sinatra would never sing these standards with such detailed, ornate orchestrations, and, as such, the album has a feeling of an elegy."
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Elvis Presley
It Happened At The World's Fair

  (Item #: preslithap_1710_1809) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An insanely good sounding copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side, Double Plus (A++) on the second
  • If you want to know just how rich, spacious, natural and Tubey Magical an Elvis record can sound, here's your chance to find out
  • Fairly quiet vinyl throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus - it's unlikely any early pressing would ever play as well
  • Elvis's early albums are rarely in audiophile playing condition, so finding these later pressings with such good sound has been a real ear opener
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Harry Nilsson
Aerial Ballet

  (Item #: nilssaeria_1809) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A wonderful Hot Stamper copy, with both sides getting most of what we like about the sound of the album right
  • A Must Own Harry Nilsson album - these sides are fairly open, clear and full-bodied
  • We're big Nilsson fans here at Better Records - play this record and you might become one too!
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "Harry Nilsson decided to pick up where he left off with his debut, offering another round of effervescent, devilishly clever pop, equal parts lite psychedelia, pretty ballads, and music hall cabaret."
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Cream
Disraeli Gears

  (Item #: creamdisra_1809) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding UK copy of Cream's second studio album boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • The best sounding pressngs have raw, hard-rockin', power trio magic in spades and much less grit and grain - exceptionally quiet vinyl
  • 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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Charles Mingus
Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus

  (Item #: mingumingumingu_1808x) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • This outstanding copy boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound, or close to it, from start to finish
  • Both sides are super big, full-bodied and detailed with a huge bottom end and lots of space around all of the players
  • 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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Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan

  (Item #: dylanbobdy_1809_1) 

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


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

  (Item #: creedwilly_1809) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This outstanding copy boasts Double Plus (A++) grades or better on both sides - open, present and balanced
  • Features some of CCR's true classics: Down On The Corner, Fortunate Son, Midnight Special and more
  • 5 stars: "Fortunate Son is one of the greatest, hardest rock & rollers ever cut, so it might seem to be out of step with an album that is pretty laid-back and friendly, but there's that elemental joy that by late '69 was one of CCR's main trademarks."
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Miles Davis
Someday My Prince Will Come

  (Item #: davissomed_1809) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • 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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Ray Charles
Have a Smile With Me

  (Item #: charlhavea_1709_1809) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides this copy was one of the best we played in our recent shootout
  • The richness in the vocals and the wonderfully Tubey Magical sound makes this copy especially impressive
  • It's not easy to find a Ray Charles record from the Sixties that plays this quietly: Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • AMG writes, "...He elevates the material with soulful vocals and good arrangements, particularly when the Raeletts back him up (as they do on half the tracks)."
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Judy Collins
The Judy Collins Concert

  (Item #: collijudyc_1802_1809) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • With Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound or close to it on both sides, this copy of Judy's first live album will be hard to beat
  • This copy plays on relatively quiet vinyl, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • The notes for side one read: "Clear with great bass. Vocals are smooth and silky. Bigger than most." You get the idea
  • Side two reads: "more 3-d and real - vox much better! - rich not hard for once - not midrangy at all!"
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Miles Davis
"Four" & More

  (Item #: davisfoura_1808) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding 2-pack of this classic Miles Davis Live album - both sides earned solid Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER
  • These sides was clearer, bigger and just more REAL sounding than most of the others we played - you are there!
  • The brilliant engineering of Fred Plaut (Kind of Blue) is surely the reason this album sounds so vivid and lifelike
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Highly recommended and rather exciting music, it's one of the last times Davis would be documented playing a full set of standards."
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The Byrds
Turn! Turn! Turn!

  (Item #: byrdsturnt_1808) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides - this is the right sound for a Byrds album from 1965
  • 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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Lou Rawls
Live!

  (Item #: rawlslive_1712_1808) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) grades, or close to it, grace both sides of this Lous Rawls masterpiece
  • A recent addition to our Top 100, Lou Rawls Live! is an outstanding recording that really comes to life on this original pressing
  • The songs are fantastic, the musicians are brilliant, the sound is amazing -- Stormy Monday & Tobacco Road are highlights of the set
  • 4 Stars: "Lou Rawls gives a riveting performance on Live!, covering standards from Basie/Rushing's tambourine-jumpin' 'Goin' to Chicago' to T-Bone Walker's foot-stompin' 'Stormy Monday,' and whole lot in between."
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Herb Alpert
Whipped Cream & Other Delights

  (Item #: alperwhipp_1711_1808) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Two excellent sounding early stereo sides, each rating Double Plus (A++) or better
  • Tubey Magical, big-bottomed, punchy, spacious sound - what we've come to expect from Larry Levine's engineering
  • An excellent recording with a studio crew full of pros - this is a dynamite combo on a strong copy like this!
  • Alpert's most famous album, 5 stars on Allmusic: "Three Grammy Awards alone for the update of the Bobby Scott and Ric Marlow-penned theme "A Taste of Honey."
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Donovan
The Real Donovan

  (Item #: donovreald_1710_1808) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With a superbly balanced nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side two and nearly Double Plus (A+ to A++) side one, this is a great way to hear these songs from '65 & '66
  • If more mono records sounded as big and open as this one we would totally be on board with the current movement towards One Channel
  • The Real Donovan is a compilation of singles, along with some tracks sourced from the first two albums, and an EP, as well as a couple of b-sides
  • Catch the Wind and Colours are two of the better known songs here, but really, all these folk songs are well written and performed with real feeling
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Donald Byrd
A New Perspective

  (Item #: byrd_newpe_1808_) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • 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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Dave Brubeck Trio Featuring Gerry Mulligan
Compadres

  (Item #: brubecompa_1711_1808) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • You'll find excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this Brubeck Mulligan Masterpiece
  • The fullness of the lower midrange on this Columbia 360 Stereo pressing brings out all the magic of this pair's piano and baritone, respectively
  • Recorded in Mexico, the superb sound captured here was no easy feat, but the Columbia engineers were clearly up to the challenge
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "This fine LP was the debut of Brubeck's new Quartet, a group featuring baritonist Gerry Mulligan... this enjoyable set showed that for Brubeck there was life after Paul Desmond."
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Charles Mingus
Mingus Revisited

  (Item #: mingurevis_1708_1808) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find outstanding sound on this wonderful original Limelight LP - both sides earned Double Plus (A++) sonic grades
  • This copy sounds like a big room full of musicians (25 in all!) playing live, which is exactly what it was
  • The Tubey Magical richness of this 1960 recording is breathtaking - no modern record can touch it
  • Allmusic gives it 4 stars and we think it's maybe even a bit better than that
  • Two tracks are contrapuntal arrangements of two swing era pieces, whereby "Take the "A" Train" (left channel) is paired with a simultaneous "Exactly Like You" (right channel), and likewise "Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me" with "I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart".
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B.B. King
Live & Well

  (Item #: king_livea_1801_1808) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • With excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides, this original Bluesway pressing from 1969 will be very hard to beat
  • Surprisingly dynamic, with great energy, this copy brought BB King's music to life in our listening room
  • Phenominal sound, with the Tubes and Big Bass this music needs to work its 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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Peter, Paul & Mary
See What Tomorrow Brings

  (Item #: peterseewh_1806_1808) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This incredible copy boasts killer Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side two and an outstanding Double Plus (A++) side one
  • Wonderfully rich, sweet vocals - it’s hard to imagine this trio sounding much better than they do on this very copy
  • Very quiet for a WB Gold label original -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "See What Tomorrow Brings is a strong album that plays to the strengths of Peter, Paul, & Mary. There is a good variety of material within their folk format, and a nice esprit de corps that pervades the recording. All members sing lead, which brings a good balance to the proceedings."
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Mose Allison
Mose Alive!

  (Item #: allismosea_1808_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or very close to it on both sides
  • Both sides are rich, full and tonally right on the money with a nice extended top end
  • Pretty darn quiet -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout, these are tough to find in this shape!
  • "Allison was one of the finest songwriters in blues of the 20th and early 21st centuries." - All Music Bio
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Frank Sinatra
Softly, As I Leave You

  (Item #: sinatsoftl_1710_1807) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • 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
  • Big, rich and natural, the new material on 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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Marty Robbins
By The Time I Get To Phoenix

  (Item #: robbibythe_1802_1807) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • An incredible sounding copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side and Double Plus (A++) on the second
  • Both sides here are clean, clear and present with wonderfully full strings and a solid bottom end
  • Fairly quiet vinyl throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus (w/ caveats, see below)
  • This one features a mixture of originals and covers does a good job of showcasing his tremendous range and ability to cross musical genres
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Lou Rawls
Carryin' On!

  (Item #: rawlscarry_1803_1807) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • An excellent sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides
  • Both sides are super clean, clear and open with a big bottom end and plenty of space around all of the instruments
  • About as quiet as they come -- Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • "The production and arrangements were perfectly tailored to his voice, the songs were good, and Rawls sounded confident, assertive, and soulful." - All Music
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Elvis Presley
It Happened At The World's Fair

  (Item #: preslithap_1806x) 

Our Price: $49.99

  • An outstanding copy of this 1963 soundtrack, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • This pressing is big, rich, and clear, with breathy vocals that show you just why The King became an American pop culture phenomenon
  • The best copies will show you just how rich, spacious, natural and Tubey Magical an Elvis record can sound
  • Elvis's early albums are rarely in audiophile playing condition, so finding these later pressings with such good sound has been a real ear opener
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Marty Robbins
More Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs

  (Item #: robbimoreg_1807) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This outstanding copy of More Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs boasts superb Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • An inspired follow-up to Robbins' 1959 release, this album features several of Marty's original songs, including San Angelo, My Love and She Was Young And She Was Pretty
  • Transparency and Tubey Magic are critical to the sound of the arrangements and you will find both are abundant, especially on side two
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Robbins' originals are authored in an authentically vintage style, interspersed with public domain titles that are the real article..."
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Fleetwood Mac
The Pious Bird Of Good Omen

  (Item #: fleetpious_1712_1807) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • You'll find excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or very close to it on both sides of this early Fleetwood Mac classic - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • If you're a fan of Peter Green era Fleetwood Mac - and who in his right mind wouldn't be - then you can't go wrong with this record
  • A superb album with Need Your Love So Bad, Albratross and Black Magic Woman
  • "Pious Bird of Good Omen makes for a terrific laid-back stroll through some of the best British blues music ever made."
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Jeff Beck
Truth

  (Item #: beck_truth_1707_1806) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end for Beck's amazingly well recorded masterpiece - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Both sides have Big Rock Sound and Powerful Rock Energy, 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
  • Easily and by a wide margin the best sounding record Jeff Beck ever made - thanks Ken!
  • 5 Stars "...almost as groundbreaking and influential a record as the first Beatles, Rolling Stones, or Who albums."
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Luiz Bonfa
Softly

  (Item #: bonfasoftl_1708_1806) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This original Epic pressing has superb Shootout Winning sound, earning a Triple Plus (A+++) grade on side one and close to that on side two
  • If you're looking to demonstrate just how good 1966 All Tube Analog sound can be, this copy is just the record that can do it
  • The soundstage, depth and height of this recording are as huge and three-dimensional as any you've heard
  • "One of the better early bossa albums by Bonfa, and one that doesn't have the sleepy quality that you find on some of his other records. Luiz' guitar is backed by a nice little combo, and the tracks have a lively rhythm, with occasional vocals, and some nice flute solos from time to time."
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Peter, Paul & Mary
See What Tomorrow Brings

  (Item #: peterseewh_1803_1806) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • This excellent copy of Peter. Paul, & Mary's fifth studio album boasts superb Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • Both sides are rich, full and dynamic with excellent bass and plenty of detail
  • Fairly quiet for a WB Gold label original -- Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • "See What Tomorrow Brings is a strong album that plays to the strengths of Peter, Paul, & Mary. There is a good variety of material within their folk format, and a nice esprit de corps that pervades the recording. All members sing lead, which brings a good balance to the proceedings."
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Gabor Szabo with Gary McFarland
Gypsy ’66

  (Item #: szabogypsy_1802_1806) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides this copy is superb from first note to last
  • This copy plays on relatively quiet vinyl, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • The credit must go to one of, if not THE Greatest Jazz Engineers of all time, Mr. Rudy Van Gelder
  • "Szabo's original sound, the unusual instrumentation (two or three guitars, Sadao Watanabe on flute, Gary McFarland on marimba, bass, drums and percussion) and McFarland's clever arrangements uplift the music."
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Freddie Hubbard
The Body & The Soul

  (Item #: hubbabodya_1806) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on this copy of Hubbard's straight ahead jazz outing from 1963
  • This copy was hard to fault - big, open, clear, with space and three-dimensionality that modern pressings can only dream of
  • With so many instruments to deal with the mastering and pressing have to be stellar, and here they are
  • 4 Stars: "Utilizing a septet, 16-piece big band, and orchestra plus strings to play concise, tight tunes, Shorter provides the backdrop to employ Hubbard's bold toned trumpet and all of its devices in a full display of his powerful melodic talents."
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Ramsey Lewis
Maiden Voyage

  (Item #: lewismaide_1806) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This copy of Lewis' 1968 release boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound, or close to it, from first note to last
  • A wonderful sounding record and all but Forgotten Classic, with Ramsey Lewis and his Trio at the top of their game
  • Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire fame was Ramsey's drummer back in the day
  • "The remarkable Charles Stepney production and arrangement and the brilliant rhythm section means this album is not just another jazz covers record. Highly recommended." - Allmusic Review
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Arlo Guthrie
Alice’s Restaurant

  (Item #: guthralice_1801_1806) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound throughout for Arlo Guthrie's classic debut
  • The 18 minute plus title song sounds wonderful here - natural, Tubey Magical, and tonally correct, as befits any top quality vintage pressing
  • Pretty quiet throughout with both sides playing Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "... provide[s] an insight into his uniformly outstanding — yet astoundingly overlooked — early sides on Warner Bros." - All Music
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Chet Atkins
Teensville

  (Item #: atkinteens_1802_1805) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Both sides of this original Chet Atkins classic earned excellent Double Plus (A++) grades for sound and play on relatively quiet vinyl
  • This vintage stereo pressing is the first copy to hit the site - we've known this was a great sounding record for a very long time, and now we have a copy to prove it
  • Includes gobs and gobs of 1960 Living Stereo Tubey Magic - the record is just overflowing with it
  • "What shines through is Atkins' understated elegance. All of the numbers are arranged as pop instrumentals and his guitar playing is so tasteful..."
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Joan Baez
Joan

  (Item #: baez_joan_1710_1805) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • A wonderful copy, Double Plus (A++) on both sides - plenty of pure, rich, sweet, Tubey Magical analog sound
  • If you are in the market for a natural sounding female vocal, this is an especially good one
  • Not a "pure" folk album - songs by The Beatles, Donovan, Paul Simon
  • Complex, tasteful orchestrations by Peter Schickele - Eleanor Rigby is a high point
  • "Several of these tracks - "Turquoise" with its gorgeous parts for the harps and the horns, "Children of Darkness" with its beautiful writing for the reeds, and "Saigon Bride" with its haunting brass part - are profoundly beautiful."
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Hank Jones & Oliver Nelson
Happenings

  (Item #: joneshappe_1804s) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This early Impulse pressing boasts KILLER Triple Plus (A+++) sound from first note to last - quiet vinyl too
  • Clear, open, and full, the sound of this stereo copy handily beat every other one we played in our shootout
  • The arrangements here are unusual, combining the sound of a big band with Jones' electric harpsichord
  • Clark Terry brings his marvelous, gravely vocals to "Winchester Cathedral" in a powerful arrangment that, on a copy THIS good, really swings
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Rod Stewart
An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down

  (Item #: stewaanold_1804x) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • A very rare find on the early UK White Vertigo label, with excellent Hot Stamper sound on both sides
  • Titled The Rod Stewart Album for US release, this is Rod the Mod's acclaimed debut, and, not surprisingly, the domestic pressings are awful
  • 4 1/2 stars: "The music and the songs are so vivid and rich with detail that they reflect a whole way of life, and while Stewart would later flesh out this blueprint, it remains a stunningly original vision."
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Paul Desmond & Gerry Mulligan
Two Of A Mind

  (Item #: desmotwoof_1803_1805) 

Our Price: $49.99

  • A superb sounding vintage Living stereo pressing, this one earned Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides
  • If you're looking to demonstrate just how good 1962 All Tube Analog can sound, this is the record that will do it
  • There are serious condition issues on the first track of side one, so the price has been reduced significantly
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Desmond and Mulligan always made for a perfect team during their infrequent collaborations. Both of the saxophonists had immediately distinctive light tones, strong wits, and the ability to improvise melodically. ... the interplay between Desmond and Mulligan is consistently delightful."
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Sergio Mendes
Equinox

  (Item #: mendeequin_1804) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • An excellent copy with both sides rating a Double Plus (A++) or very close to it - the vinyl is reasonably quiet as well
  • The dynamics explode naturally, with the kind of ease that only analog seems to be capable of
  • Watch What Happens, Night and Day, Wave - Mendes makes magic with these great songs
  • AMG: "continues the scrumptiously winning sound that Sergio Mendes cooked up in the mid-'60s."
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Frank Sinatra - Duke Ellington
Francis A. & Edward K.

  (Item #: sinatfranc_1803) 

Our Price: $49.99

  • This pressing boasts very respectable Hot Stamper sound from first note to last
  • Sinatra is both natural and present - on the best pressings, he actually sounds like he is standing on the same stage as Ellington's band
  • This copy plays on relatively quiet vinyl, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • "Recorded on Sinatra's birthday in 1967, this collaboration between America's most popular singing icon and pre-eminent jazz composer still endures as one of Sinatra's most enjoyable Reprise-era albums." - Amazon
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Ella Fitzgerald
Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!

  (Item #: fitzgclaph_1803_2) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This early stereo pressing is excellent from first note to last, earning Hot Stamper grades for its lovely sound
  • Both sides are rich, smooth and dynamic with lovely, breathy vocals and plenty of Tubey Magic
  • Our single favorite female vocal album here at Better Records, Ella's small group masterpiece
  • "After the lush orchestrations of her classic series of composer songbooks, which found her collaborating with the best arrangers, the intimate scale and easy interplay of a crack band provide a wonderful platform for the spirited performances here."
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The Moody Blues
In Search Of The Lost Chord

  (Item #: moodyinsea_1803) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • You'll find very good Hot Stamper sound from beginning to end on this early UK pressing
  • The best copies boast clarity and resolution, without sacrificing the Tubey Magical richness for which Moody Blues recordings are justifiably famous
  • The band's first album to feature their trademark mellotron arrangements
  • "...the album on which the Moody Blues discovered drugs and mysticism as a basis for songwriting and came up with a compelling psychedelic creation, filled with songs about Timothy Leary and the astral plane and other psychedelic-era concerns."
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George Benson
Tell It Like It Is

  (Item #: bensotelli_1803) 

Our Price: $59.99

  • With seriously good Double Plus (A++) sound, or close to it, this is an excellent copy of this Benson album from 1969
  • We guarantee you have never heard this music sound better than it does here, or your money back
  • Allmusic loves Benson's playing here, noting his "...often brilliantly tasty guitar fills and brief solos in many styles and three reverb-heavy vocals."
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Marty Robbins
By The Time I Get To Phoenix

  (Item #: robbibythe_1803) 

Our Price: $59.99

  • An excellent 360 stereo pressing, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • This copy plays on relatively quiet vinyl, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • We love the sound on the better copies, rich, tubey, clear and present
  • This one features a mixture of originals and covers - a showcase for Marty's tremendous range and ability to cross musical genres
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Wes Montgomery
A Day In The Life

  (Item #: montgdayin_1801x) 

Our Price: $59.99

  • You'll find excellent Double Plus (A++) sound, or close to it, on both sides of this jazz favorite
  • Another triumph for Rudy Van Gelder and his unerring skill at getting all the musical elements to work together
  • The first album Creed Taylor produced for A&M was A Day in the Life with Wes Montgomery, just days after the release of the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper (and which Wes never heard before recording this album!)
  • "There is a notable quality that each Wes recording seems to retain - they just seem to be getting better as the years go by." Pat Metheny
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June Christy
The Intimate Miss Christy

  (Item #: chrisintim_1802) 

Our Price: $49.99

  • With excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last, this original MONO copy will be hard to beat
  • If you want to hear a living, breathing June Christy in an intimate setting, this early pressing is the only way to go
  • The vinyl has some issues, so those looking for copies in top playing condition may want to look elsewhere
  • "The Intimate Miss Christy is a special treat for her fans as it finds the cool blonde singer backed only by Al Viola's guitar and Don Bagley's bass (though a flutist sits in on a few tracks)."
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Dave Brubeck Quartet
Time Further Out

  (Item #: brubetimef_1801_2) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • You'll find very good Hot Stamper sound on both sides of this copy - a favorite of ours from Brubeck's legendary quartet
  • More varied and, in our opinion, even more musically interesting than Time Out
  • This recording demonstrates the big-as-life Fred Plaut Columbia Sound at its best
  • "Brubeck treats the fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth tunes in corresponding meters, to particular effect on the 7/4 hoedown of "Unsquare Dance," the 8/8 barrelhouse changes of "Bru's Boogie Woogie" and the engaging dissonances of his 9/8 mood piece "Blue Shadows in the Street.""
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Frank Sinatra
All The Way

  (Item #: sinatallth_1801) 

Our Price: $59.99

  • This vintage '60s Capitol pressing boasts Hot Stamper sound from first note to last and reasonably quiet vinyl
  • This group of singles and B-sides was recorded from 1957 to 1960 and contain some of Sinatra's better-known songs arranged by Nelson Riddle
  • As you can well imagine, finding clean, scratch-free '60s Sinatra records like this one, in stereo no less, is no walk in the park
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