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White Hot Stamper

Arlo Guthrie
Alice’s Restaurant

  (Item #: guthralice_1908) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • For the first time in almost two years -- a "Triple Triple" (A+++) copy of 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
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • 4 stars: "... provide[s] an insight into his uniformly outstanding — yet astoundingly overlooked — early sides on Warner Bros."
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The Moody Blues
Days of Future Passed

  (Item #: moodydayso_1904_1908) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding pressing of The Moody Blues' Masterpiece earned solid Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • 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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Traffic
Mr. Fantasy

  (Item #: traffmrfan_1908_2) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This Island import pressing boasts excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • These sides are big, full-bodied and lively with plenty of extension on both ends - thanks Eddie!
  • Relatively quiet vinyl throughout, Mint Minus to Minus Minus - few copies will play remotely this well
  • "Winwood is simply incredible. He has a top group of musicians with him and they have made an album which is one of the best from any contemporary group." - Rolling Stone, 1968
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Traffic
Mr. Fantasy

  (Item #: traffmrfan_1908_1) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • This early Pink Label import pressing boasts Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides, making this one of the best copies to hit the site in many years
  • These sides are doing it all -- big, full-bodied and lively with huge amounts of space and Tubey Magic - thanks Eddie!
  • "Winwood is simply incredible. He has a top group of musicians with him and they have made an album which is one of the best from any contemporary group." - Rolling Stone, 1968
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Super Hot Stamper (Quiet Vinyl)

The Beatles
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely...

  (Item #: beatlsgtpe_1908) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides or better, this copy was getting Pepper to sound the way we like it - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Huge, spacious and detailed, with the Tubey Magic of a fresh tape, this is the way you want to hear Sgt. Pepper
  • Most pressings - especially the new ones - have nothing like this kind of Tubey Magic, space and energy
  • 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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The Doors
The Doors

  (Item #: doorsdoors_1907) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find very good Hot Stamper sound on both sides of this copy of the Doors' classic debut
  • On the best copies, the sound is big and rich with plenty of bottom end and an energy level that's really something to hear
  • A must-own album "whose nonstop melodicism and dynamic tension would never be equaled by the group again, let alone bettered."
  • 5 stars: "A tremendous debut album, and indeed one of the best first-time outings in rock history, introducing the band's fusion of rock, blues, classical, jazz and poetry with a knockout punch."
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Bola Sete
At The Monterey Jazz Festival

  (Item #: sete_monte_1907) 

Our Price: $74.99

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

  (Item #: cohensongs_of_leonard_1902_1907_) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A KILLER sounding original 360 copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish - reasonably quiet vinyl too
  • Bigger, richer and clearer than any other copy we played - the wonderfully intimate, breathy vocals are the key to these amazing sounding pressings
  • Sometimes the conventional wisdom is true, and this record makes the case as well as any we play - the right original Columbia pressings are in a league of their own
  • 5 stars: "A breathtaking and perfect debut, Songs of Leonard Cohen marked the emergence of one of the most enduring, unique, and brilliant voices in popular music... A masterpiece of perversity and pain."
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The Doors
Strange Days

  (Item #: doorsstran_1907) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An outstanding copy of the band's sophomore release, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • This vintage pressing is well balanced, yet big and lively, with such wonderful clarity in the mids and highs as well as deep punchy bass and a big open and spacious soundfield
  • 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... It's the perfect introduction to a perfectly strange album."
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Buffalo Springfield
Again

  (Item #: buffaagain_1902_1907) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • You'll find Double Plus (A++) Tubey Magical Analog sound from start to finish for Buffalo Springfield's sophomore release
  • Consistently brilliant songwriting and production: Mr. Soul; A Child's Claim To Fame; Expecting To Fly; Bluebird; Hung Upside Down; Sad Memory; Rock & Roll Woman; Broken Arrow and more!
  • The vinyl plays exceptionally quietly, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus - this is as quiet as they pressed them
  • A Desert Island Disc for yours truly - 5 Stars:"...this record stands as their greatest triumph... its classic status cannot be denied"
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Frank Sinatra
Francis A. Sinatra & Antonio C. Jobim

  (Item #: sinatjobim_1907) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding original stereo pressing of Sinatra and Jobim's sublime collaboration earned solid Double Plus (A++) grades for sound on both sides and plays about as quietly as any copy ever does
  • 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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Super Hot Stamper (Quiet Vinyl)

Jefferson Airplane
Surrealistic Pillow

  (Item #: jeffesurre_1907_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This outstanding stereo copy of the band's sophomore release boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last - exceptionally QUIET vinyl too
  • It's the rare copy of this '60s Psych Classic that has this kind of freedom from distortion, as well as clarity, openness, and spaciousness
  • An incredibly difficult album to find with audiophile sound, but this copy has the goods and will beat whatever you throw at it
  • 5 stars: "Every song is a perfectly cut diamond ... a groundbreaking piece of folk-rock-based psychedelia that hit — literally — like a shot heard round the world..."
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Leonard Cohen
Songs Of Leonard Cohen
(360 Label)

  (Item #: cohensongs_of_leonard_1902_1907) 

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


  • This is an outstanding original Canadian 360 copy with superb Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides
  • Bigger, richer and clearer than most of what we played - intimate, breathy vocals are key to the better copies such as this one
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl on this mostly quiet music is a big help here - this one plays Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus, as quiet as any copy we've ever played
  • 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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Super Hot Stamper (With Issues)

Cream
Disraeli Gears

  (Item #: creamdisra_1907) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This outstanding UK Reaction pressing 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
  • 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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Cream
Disraeli Gears

  (Item #: creamdisra_1902_1907) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A KILLER UK stereo Reaction copy of Cream's second studio album, with two Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sides
  • You aren't going to believe how hard this pressing rocks, with all the WHOMP and ENERGY you never knew was there
  • Surprisingly good 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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The Beatles
Magical Mystery Tour

  (Item #: beatlmagic_1901_1907) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • This vintage German pressing earned outstanding Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides - it's pressed on exceptionally quiet vinyl to boot
  • Some of the best Beatles sound money can buy - Geoff Emerick, Eddie Kramer and Ken Scott all deserve kudos for their fine work here
  • Wonderfully Tubey Magical sound for I Am The Walrus, Strawberry Fields Forever, The Fool On The Hill, Baby You're A Rich Man, Penny Lane and more
  • Until you play one of these True Stereo German pressings, you can't have heard MMT sound as big and lively as this LP - we guarantee it
  • A Top 100 album and Psych Masterpiece that knocks us out every time we do the shootout for it
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Pink Floyd
Piper at the Gates of Dawn

  (Item #: pinkfpiper_1904_1906) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • An amazing Shootout Winning pressing with Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it from the first note to the last
  • This shockingly well-recorded album is a big step up from many that followed and surely the best sounding Floyd until Meddle
  • We made a huge breakthrough during our shootout, discovering a very special label and stampers that took the sound to a whole new level
  • 5 stars: "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn successfully captures both sides of psychedelic experimentation — the pleasures of expanding one’s mind and perception, and an underlying threat of mental disorder and even lunacy; this duality makes Piper all the more compelling in light of Barrett’s subsequent breakdown, and ranks it as one of the best psychedelic albums of all time."
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Jefferson Airplane
2400 Fulton Street

  (Item #: jeffe2400f_1803_1906) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • These superb pressings boast outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on all four sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • If you're looking for excellent sound, quiet vinyl, and practically all the band's best material, this is the double album for you
  • We, of course, can't say these pressings are competitive with Hot Stampers of the original albums, but the best of them can sound quite good
  • 4 stars: "...all of the essentials are here -- most of Surrealistic Pillow, along with highlights from the surrounding albums up through the end of the group's history and a few odd singles and B-sides that otherwise usually get overlooked."
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Bob Dylan
John Wesley Harding

  (Item #: dylanjohnw_1906_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A wonderful sounding original Columbia 360 Stereo pressing of this pivotal Dylan LP, with outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides
  • Here is the bass, richness & vocal presence that are hard to come by on John Wesley Harding
  • The title track, Dear Landlord, I'll Be Your Baby Tonight, All Along the Watchtower and I Pity The Poor Immigrant are a few of the more memorable songs here
  • 5 stars: "The music is simple, direct, and melodic, providing a touchstone for the country-rock revolution that swept through rock in the late '60s."
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Bob Dylan
John Wesley Harding

  (Item #: dylanjohnw_1906) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A wonderful sounding original Columbia 360 Stereo pressing of this pivotal Dylan LP, with insanely good Triple Plus (A+++) grades or very close to it on both sides
  • Here is the bass, richness & vocal presence that make John Wesley Harding one of the better sounding Dylan records from the late '60s
  • The title track, Dear Landlord, I'll Be Your Baby Tonight, All Along the Watchtower and I Pity The Poor Immigrant are a few of the more memorable songs here
  • 5 stars: "The music is simple, direct, and melodic, providing a touchstone for the country-rock revolution that swept through rock in the late '60s."
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Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead

  (Item #: grategrate_1904_1906) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • KILLER sound throughout for this original WB Gold Label pressing with both sides earning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades
  • The Dead's first album is a fun one, sounding more like a bluesy biker band on speed than the tripped-out jam band these guys became
  • 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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Thelonious Monk
Straight, No Chaser

  (Item #: monk_strai_1811_1906) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This early 360 Stereo Columbia pressing boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • If you want to hear just how good Monk's big, rich piano sounds, this copy can show you like nothing by Monk you've heard
  • Four Stars in Allmusic, with Teo Macero producing and top Columbia engineering to ensure audiophile standard sonics
  • "Thelonious Monk’s Straight, No Chaser is the pinnacle of his recordings for Columbia Records..." — TheAudioBeat.com
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Super Hot Stamper (Quiet Vinyl)

The Byrds
Younger Than Yesterday

  (Item #: byrdsyoung_1807_1906) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER 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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Burt Bacharach
Casino Royale

  (Item #: bachacasin_1906) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • 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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The Doors
Strange Days

  (Item #: doorsstran_1906) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • 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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Burt Bacharach
Reach Out

  (Item #: bachareach_1906) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • An outstanding copy of Reach Out, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This copy had extension high and low and dynamic power that greatly impressed us
  • Tons of hits - The Look Of Love, Message To Michael, Alfie, What The World Needs Now, I Say A Little Prayer and more
  • Engineering by Phil Ramone (Casino Royale) and Henry Lewy (Sergio Mendes, Joni Mitchell) each doing their own tracks - compare and contrast for yourself
  • "[Reach Out] present[s] Bacharach's vision of his work at its most straightforward, and it is enjoyable on its own terms, as a snapshot of his own sensibilities at that time."
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The Beatles
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

  (Item #: beatlsgtpe_1906) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • 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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The Lovin' Spoonful
John Sebastian Songbook, Vol. 1

  (Item #: lovinjohns_1801_1906) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides, the sound quality of the tracks on this compilation is impressive - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Both sides are rich, full-bodied and natural - no sign of radio EQ to be found
  • Features most of the band's best songs, including Do You Believe In Magic, You Didn't Have To Be So Nice, Six O'clock and Nashville Cats (a personal fave)
  • The Allmusic critic is not too crazy about this album, but the User Rating is 4 1/2 stars, which we think is about right
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The Rolling Stones
Between The Buttons

  (Item #: rollibetwe_1906_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This is an outstanding UK pressing, earning Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides - it's one of the better sounding copies from our recent shootout
  • This is classic '60s Stones sound, courtesy of Dave Hassinger, working in L.A. (RCA) and London (Olympic + Pye)
  • If you're looking for the ideal combination of Tubey Magical richness and transparency, this British Decca LP is one of the few that will show it to you
  • 5 Stars - Richie Unterberger hailed it as one of the Rolling Stones' "strongest, most eclectic LPs" and, according to Robert Christgau, Between the Buttons was "among the greatest rock albums."
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Super Hot Stamper (Quiet Vinyl)

The Rolling Stones
Between The Buttons

  (Item #: rollibetwe_1906) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy with Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - one of the better copies from our recent shootout, and pressed on exceptionally quiet vinyl to boot
  • This is classic '60s Stones sound, courtesy of Dave Hassinger, working in L.A. (RCA) and London (Olympic + Pye)
  • If you're looking for the ideal combination of Tubey Magical richness and transparency, this British Decca LP in stereo is one of the few that will show it to you
  • 5 Stars - Richie Unterberger hailed it as one of the Rolling Stones' "strongest, most eclectic LPs" and, according to Robert Christgau, Between the Buttons was "among the greatest rock albums."
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Jimi Hendrix
Axis: Bold As Love

  (Item #: hendraxisb_1906) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • 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 Monkees
Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd.

  (Item #: monkepisce_1905) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This 1967 Stereo pressing boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end
  • These two sides are exceptionally (for this album) smooth, rich, sweet, and clear - and the vinyl is crazy QUIET for a Monkees album
  • 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 Byrds
Younger Than Yesterday

  (Item #: byrdsyoung_1905) 

Our Price: $49.99

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

Bola Sete
At The Monterey Jazz Festival

  (Item #: sete_monte_1905) 

Our Price: $74.99

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

  (Item #: ronststone_1710_1905) 

Our Price: $59.99

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

  (Item #: cannecanne_1901_1905) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • 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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Country Joe and The Fish
I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin-To-Die

  (Item #: countifeel_1811_1905) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • You'll find Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it - As Good As It Gets in our experience - on both sides of this copy of the band's sophomore release
  • The best pressings with this label (you'll find out when the record arrives!) are the biggest, most open, most clear, and the least compressed, which makes them especially energetic and fun
  • Finding clean copies of Country Joe's albums is no walk in the park, but here's one, and it sounds great too
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Country Joe & the Fish's second album, "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die", is quite similar to their first in its organ-heavy psychedelia with Eastern-influenced melodic lines..."
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Doc Watson
Home Again

  (Item #: watsohomea_1904_2) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • 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
  • "[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.
  • "A great showcase for Watson's voice -- vaguely similar to but rougher-hewn than Burl Ives -- which is often overlooked in the aura of his playing."
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Tony Bennett
For Once In My Life

  (Item #: benneforon_1804_1904-) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • This vintage pressing gives Tony the sound he deserves, with excellent Double Plus (A++) grades on both of these early stereo sides
  • Amazing vocal reproduction courtesy of the brilliant engineering of Frank Laico at his favorite studio (and ours), Columbia 30th Street studios
  • We are not big soundstage guys here at Better Records, but we can't deny the appeal of the space to be found on a record as good as this
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Big Brother & The Holding Company
Self-Titled

  (Item #: bigbrbigbr_1811_1904-) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this was one of the better copies we played in our recent shootout
  • Forget the Mainstream originals and the Columbia reissues - the solid, rich, Tubey Magical sound here is only found on these copies with these stampers
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout - they didn't press them any quieter in our experience
  • A tough record to find with audiophile quality sound and clean vinyl, two reasons you rarely can find it on the site
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Canned Heat
Canned Heat

  (Item #: cannecanne_1806_1904-) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This outstanding original pressing boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound, and the vinyl is about as quiet as we can find it
  • The sound is present, lively and tonally correct, with rich, Tubey Magical vocals that are only found on these good vintage pressings
  • These "authentic renderings" of blues covers include classics such as Muddy Waters' Rollin' and Tumblin' and Robert Johnson's Dust My Broom
  • 4 stars: "This debut was issued shortly after their appearance at the Monterey International Pop Music Festival... While decidedly more obscure to the casual listener, Eddie "Guitar Slim" Jones "Story of My Life" is both a high point on this recording, as well as one of the fiercest renditions ever committed to tape."
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Cream
Disraeli Gears

  (Item #: creamdisra_1809_1904) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • 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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Doc Watson
Home Again

  (Item #: watsohomea_1904_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy of Watson's 1966 release with solid Double Plus (A++) sound - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This LP has the Tubey Magic, as well as in-the-room performance intimacy, that will surely bring Doc's music to life in a way you've never heard before
  • "[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.
  • "A great showcase for Watson's voice -- vaguely similar to but rougher-hewn than Burl Ives -- which is often overlooked in the aura of his playing."
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Buffalo Springfield
Retrospective - The Best Of...

  (Item #: buffaretro_1904_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An excellent copy with Double Plus (A++) sound from the first note to the last
  • The Tubey Magical richness on the best pressings is a joy to hear
  • Kind Woman and I Am A Child sound incredible - listen to all that space
  • A wonderful compilation, 5 stars on Allmusic - this is absolutely Must Own Music
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Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead

  (Item #: grategrate_1904_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • 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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Miles Davis
Sorcerer

  (Item #: davissorce_1904) 

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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Astrud Gilberto
Windy

  (Item #: gilbewindy_1812_1904) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • 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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The Association
Insight Out

  (Item #: associnsig_1901) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - Windy and Never My Love are simply amazing here - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • 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
  • "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 Zappa and The Mothers...
Absolutely Free

  (Item #: zappaabsol_1704_1901) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A killer original pressing on the Blue Verve label of one of Zappa's best, with Double Plus (A++) sound and reasonably quiet vinyl
  • Rich and Tubey Magical yet cut so cleanly and clearly there's practically no distortion - this sound is rare in our experience
  • If you've suffered through the reissues or the dreadful CD you are going to flip out over the sound here
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "By turns hilarious, inscrutable, and virtuosically complex... a fabulously inventive record..."
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Country Joe and The Fish
I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin-To-Die

  (Item #: countifeel_1812) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding copy of the band's sophomore release with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • This pressing gives you much more of what sounds to me like the Master Tape, with less of the bad mastering equipment and bad vinyl coming between you and the music
  • Finding clean copies of Country Joe's albums is no walk in the park, but here's one, and it sounds great too
  • AMG: "Country Joe & the Fish's second album, "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die", is quite similar to their first in its organ-heavy psychedelia with Eastern-influenced melodic lines..."
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