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White Hot Stamper

Led Zeppelin
The Song Remains The Same

  (Item #: ledzesongr_1810_2) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Incredible sound for this soundtrack album with Double Plus (A++) sound on the first side and Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on the remaining three
  • Clean, clear and open with a strong bass foundation and plenty of live rock and roll energy
  • An incredibly tough album to find great sound for; this is only the second White Hot copy to hit the site in years
  • Packed with Zep classics, including The Song Remains The Same, Dazed and Confused, Stairway to Heaven, and more
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The Allman Brothers
Eat A Peach

  (Item #: allmaeatap_1810_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Very good Hot Stamper (A+ to A++) sound on all four sides - these two discs are rockin' as good as a Hot Stamper can
  • Which is not a matter of luck - we matched up two of the best individual LPs from our shootout to get consistently good sound like this
  • The heartfelt radio-friendly songs such as Melissa and Little Martha keep up the energy and add to the enjoyment factor
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "The record showcases the Allmans at their peak, and it's hard not to feel sad as the acoustic guitars of "Little Martha" conclude the record, since this tribute isn't just heartfelt, it offers proof of Duane Allman's immense talents and contribution to the band."
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Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin IV

  (Item #: ledze4_1810_1) 

Our Price: $699.99

  • TRIPLE PLUS (A+++) or very close to it on both sides! An absolute knockout, with both sides defeating everything we played against them
  • The sound is full-bodied, smooth and solid with wonderful transparency and insane energy throughout, making it possible to get the volume up good and high where it belongs
  • 'When The Levee Breaks' will blow your mind on this copy
  • Black Dog, Rock & Roll, Stairway, When the Levee Breaks and the rest - all sound better than you've ever heard them, guaranteed
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "Zeppelin fuse their majestic hard rock with a mystical, rural English folk that gives the record an epic scope."
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Eagles
One Of These Nights

  (Item #: eagleoneof_1810_1) 

Our Price: $59.99

  • Two very good Hot Stamper sides for an album that usually doesn't sound nearly this good
  • Lyin' Eyes, Take It To The Limit and the title track all sound great on this copy - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • 4 stars: "The culmination of the blend of rock, country, and folk styles the Eagles had been making since their start ... a lyrical stance — knowing and disillusioned, but desperately hopeful — had evolved, and the musical arrangements were tighter and more purposeful. The result was the Eagles' best-realized and most popular album so far."
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Steely Dan
Aja

  (Item #: steelaja_1810_4) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Killer Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides - this pressing will show you a BIG, BOLD Aja you never knew existed
  • Punchy, full and smooth, with the kind of rhythmic energy that brings out the cool, jazzy funk that's at the heart of the album
  • A Top 100 album on an exceptionally lively pressing such as this - the Aja suite here is amazing
  • 4 1/2 stars in the Allmusic: "...it's a measured and textured album, filled with subtle melodies and accomplished, jazzy solos that blend easily into the lush instrumental backdrops. It's complex music delivered with ease..."
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John Klemmer
Touch

  (Item #: klemmtouch_1810) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With excellent Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides, this is an outstanding copy of the best MoFi title to ever hit the site
  • Musically and sonically this is the pinnacle of Klemmer's smooth jazz - we know of none better
  • The best sounding Smooth - But Real - Jazz Album ever made, and the only vintage MoFi we know of that deserves a place in your collection
  • "Klemmer sets up the mellow grooves that we have come to associate with smooth jazz. But there are no cliche blues licks, none of the crap that players in this genre try to foist upon as "hip.""
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Neil Young
Rust Never Sleeps

  (Item #: youngrustn_1810_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides, making this one of the more enjoyable copies we've heard in quite a while
  • It's not easy to find copies that get both the quieter, acoustic material and the big, rockin' Crazy Horse stuff right, but this one did
  • With some fairly quiet passages of music, both sides play about as well as the record ever does - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • 5 stars: "His strongest collection since Tonight's the Night, its obvious antecedent was Bob Dylan's Bringing It All Back Home, and, as Dylan did, Young divided his record into acoustic and electric sides while filling his songs with wildly imaginative imagery."
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
4 Way Street

  (Item #: crosb4ways_1810) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A real monster of a copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades for sides one and three and outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on sides two and four
  • If you want to hear Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young rock out live in your listening room, this is the pressing that will let you do it
  • Bill Halverson did a great job but you have to work your tail off to find a copy that does his brilliant engineering justice. Sad, isn't it?
  • Rolling Stone raves that "Crosby, Stills. Nash, and Young are all performers of unquestionable talent, and mostly because they stay out of each others' way, 4 Way Street must surely be their best album to date."
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David Bowie
Diamond Dogs

  (Item #: bowiediamo_1810) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from start to finish; this UK pressing will be tough to beat!
  • One of the better copies from our most recent shootout, the sound is big, full, lively and spacious with hard-rockin' energy to spare
  • It's ridiculously tough to find even passable sound for this album -- you'll be blown away by this pressing, guaranteed
  • Great songs including the title track, Rebel Rebel, 1984, Sweet Thing, Big Brother, Rock & Roll With Me and more
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Dave Mason
Alone Together

  (Item #: masonalone_1810_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Exceptionally strong Double Plus (A++) sound, or BETTER, on vinyl that's as quiet as we can find - this is a killer copy of Mason's Masterpiece
  • Listen to how big and rich the dynamic chorus gets on the first track, Only You Know and I Know - what a thrill
  • A killer Bruce Botnick recording - Tubey Magical Analog, sitting on a rock solid low-end foundation
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Alone Together represents Dave Mason at his peak... everything comes together perfectly."
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George Harrison
All Things Must Pass

  (Item #: harriallth_1810) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • A superb sounding copy of All Things Must Pass; these are incredibly tough to find with the right sound
  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on all six sides -- wonderfully big, full, clean and clear with lots of energy
  • "Without a doubt, Harrison's first solo recording, originally issued as a triple album, is his best." - All Music
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Steve Miller Band
Book Of Dreams

  (Item #: millebooko_1701_1810) 

Our Price: $59.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides and fairly quiet vinyl make this a Must Own
  • Present and lively with full-bodied tonality, only the right originals give you this kind of sound
  • Jet Airliner, Swingtown, Jungle Love and Sacrifice all sound the way they should - ROCKIN'
  • 4 stars in Allmusic: "...this is a highlight of the '70s classic rock era and one of Miller's finest releases."
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J.J. Cale
Troubadour

  (Item #: cale_troub_1810_3) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Outstanding sound for this classic JJ Cale album - both sides earned sonic grades of Double Plus (A++)
  • Cale fans take note: this early Shelter pressing was doing almost everything right -- rich, full and musical with great bass
  • Eric Clapton described the man as "one of the most important artists in the history of rock."
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "J.J. Cale's albums are so steeped in his introspective style that they become interchangeable. If you like one of them, chances are you'll want to have them all."
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The Rolling Stones
Black and Blue

  (Item #: rolliblack_1810_2) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Side Two earned a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) grade and side One was close with seriously good Double Plus (A++) sound quality of its own
  • Hand Of Fate on side one sounds particularly good - it has the meaty Glyn Johns sound we love
  • A full-bodied, solid copy like this lets you appreciate Billy Preston's contributions, which are all over this album, a very good thing
  • "Melody ought to be a tentative experiment with Billy Preston's jazzy keyboard sound. Instead, it's a triumph, Jagger's voice swooping and snaking around Preston's piano and harmonies."
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J.J. Cale
Troubadour

  (Item #: cale_troub_1810_2) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Great sound for this classic JJ Cale album - both sides earned the best Hot Stamper grade possible (A+ to A++)
  • Cale fans take note: this early Shelter pressing was doing almost everything right -- rich, full and musical with great bass
  • Eric Clapton described the man as "one of the most important artists in the history of rock."
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "J.J. Cale's albums are so steeped in his introspective style that they become interchangeable. If you like one of them, chances are you'll want to have them all."
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Toto
Toto

  (Item #: toto_toto_1810) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This incredible copy of Toto's debut studio album boasts Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side two mated with an outstanding Double Plus (A++) side one - quiet vinyl too
  • Powerful sound throughout - huge and present with amazing clarity, tons of Tubey Magic and room-filling studio space
  • Lukather's overdriven guitar adds so much power to the music - the perfect combo of Grungy guitars and Rock Star vocals makes Hold the Line a staple of rock radio to this day
  • "Toto had already influenced the course of '70s popular music by playing on half the albums that came out of L.A. All they were doing with this album was going public."
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Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Trilogy

  (Item #: emerstrilo_1810) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This UK Island pressing has two outstanding sides, each rating just shy of a Triple Plus (A++ - A+++); relatively quiet vinyl too!
  • From The Beginning has the kind of Tubey Magical liquidity that made it a staple in practically every stereo store I walked into in the '70s
  • An excellent recording by the Prog Engineering Master, Eddie Offord, that really shines on a pressing as good as this one
  • "By 1972, Eddie Offord's recording and producing techniques had reached a peak. He provided a lush, comfy finish to the album that made it particularly suited for living-room listening and the FM airwaves... Every track on this album has been carefully thought, arranged, and performed to perfection..."
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Neil Young
Live Rust

  (Item #: youngliver_1810) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • HUGE and powerful live Neil Young in concert sound -- Double Plus (A++) sound on all four sides
  • Not many recordings, live or otherwise, give you this kind of unvarnished, front-row experience
  • This KILLER live set, the ultimate Neil Young acoustic and electric concert collection, combines brilliant early material (After the Gold Rush) with wonderful later songs such as the amazing "My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)," "Hey Hey, My My," and "Tonight's the Night"
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic, just check the track listing and get ready to hear some all time great Neil Young classics come to life right in your very own listening room
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Bill Evans
Montreux II

  (Item #: evansmontr_1810_1) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • This epic live jazz recording finally returns to the site with two excellent Double Plus (A++) sides
  • A killer pressing, with a very strong bottom end, lovely richness and warmth, real space and separation between the instruments and wonderful immediacy throughout
  • Recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, this 1970 release showcases Evans stylings alongside the brilliant talents of Eddie Gomez and Marty Morell
  • AMG raves that Montreux II was "a highly anticipated concert, finding the pianist in peak form..."
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David Bowie
Ziggy Stardust

  (Item #: bowieziggy_1810) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Solid Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides with fairly quiet vinyl to boot!
  • The stage is huge and the Tubey Magic has to be heard to be believed - this is the pinnacle of sound for Glam Rock
  • Until you hear one of these amazing British pressings you simply cannot know what you are missing
  • 5 Stars in AMG, a Rock & Pop Top 100 album, and Ken Scott's engineering masterpiece all rolled into one
  • "Fleshing out the off-kilter metallic mix with fatter guitars, genuine pop songs, string sections, keyboards, and a cinematic flourish, Ziggy Stardust is a glitzy array of riffs, hooks, melodrama, and style and the logical culmination of glam.
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Queen
A Night at the Opera

  (Item #: queennight_1806_1810) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • You'll find excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from first note to last on this British pressing of Queen's masterpiece
  • The sound is big and bold with a punchy bottom end and tons of energy - finally, the code has been cracked
  • Bohemian Rhapsody is big and bold on this side one - here's hoping you've got the system to play it
  • 5 stars: "But the appeal of A Night at the Opera is in its detailed, meticulous productions. It's prog rock with a sense of humor as well as dynamics, and Queen never bettered their approach anywhere else."
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Jimi Hendrix
Hendrix In The West

  (Item #: hendrinthe_1810) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • With stunning Triple Plus (A+++) grades on both sides, this British Polydor pressing was rockin' like crazy
  • This is a fun live album with stellar performances by Jimi - the best of his many posthumous releases
  • The awesome version of Little Wing is just killer on this copy - it's Jimi's best performance of the song
  • 4 stars: "Hendrix in the West is a collection of extremely good live Hendrix performances between 1968-1970. Three different concerts are sampled on this 1972 release, one of the few official live Hendrix releases following his death."
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The Rolling Stones
Sticky Fingers

  (Item #: rollistick_1810) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A Sticky Fingers like you've never heard, with two incredibly impressive sides each rating a Double Plus (A++) or better
  • Finally, with the right vintage pressings we can hear the power and the beauty of this truly superb recording
  • Not the quietest copy we've ever played - Mint Minus Minus throughout with some light IGD during 'You Gotta Move', the last track on side one
  • A landmark Glyn Johns / Andy Johns recording, our favorite by the Stones, a Top 100 Title (of course) and 5 stars on Allmusic (ditto)
  • Q magazine said this was "the Stones at their assured, showboating peak ... A magic formula of heavy soul, junkie blues and macho rock."
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Neil Young
Time Fades Away

  (Item #: youngtimef_1710_1810) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A very strong copy, with Double Plus (A++) Front Row Center sound on both sides
  • A huge step up from most - this copy is full-bodied, smooth and musical - the classic sound of Neil Young
  • Never released on CD, this is one of the toughest Neil Young albums to find in the bins, especially with sound like this
  • "Time Fades Away ranks with the bravest and most painfully honest albums of his career — like the tequila Young was drinking on that tour, it isn't for everyone, but you may be surprised by its powerful effects." - 4 stars
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Cat Stevens
Mona Bone Jakon

  (Item #: stevemonab_1810) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • You'll find superb Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides of this copy of Cat Stevens' brilliant 3rd album
  • So transparent, open, and spacious that nuances and subtleties that escaped you before are now front and center
  • When you hear I Wish I Wish and I Think I See The Light here you will understand why this is one of the greatest popular recordings in history
  • The originals are nearly impossible to find with good sound and quiet vinyl - this copy plays quieter than anything we have in stock
  • "A delight, and because it never achieved the Top 40 radio ubiquity of later albums, it sounds fresh and distinct."
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The B-52's
The B-52's

  (Item #: b-52sb-52s_1710_1810) 

Our Price: $59.99

  • You'll find Hot Stamper sound on both sides of the B-52's classic Masterpiece of demented rock
  • Super present, punchy and full-bodied, and pressed on relatively quiet vinyl (Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus)
  • Tubey Magic in 1979? Somehow they managed to pull it off - big and clear too
  • 5 stars in the All Music Guide, Better Records Top 100, and a New Wave Classic
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Neil Diamond
Tap Root Manuscript

  (Item #: diamotapro_1710_1810) 

Our Price: $49.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on side one, nearly as good on side two - an excellent copy
  • Cracklin' Rosie here is Neil's first Number One hit, with backup (and near-guaranteed success) by the Wrecking Crew
  • Side two is a suite with a lovely children's chorus and fascinating African instruments and rhythms
  • AMG 4 Stars: "... this album confirmed Diamond's breakthrough as a recording star."
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Weather Report
Tale Spinnin'

  (Item #: weathtales_1710_1810) 

Our Price: $49.99

  • With two excellent Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy of the band's 1975 release will be hard to beat
  • Recorded by Bruce Botnick at Wally Heider's, this is one of the few Weather Report albums that has anything close to audiophile sound
  • So solid, spacious, and rich, this copy has the room the myriad instruments and recorded effects need
  • "Spinnin’ convinces once again that Weather Report is the most adventurous, meticulous and consistently stimulating band working in the electric-jazz idiom.” Rolling Stone
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Santana
Abraxas

  (Item #: santaabrax_1803_1810) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With two outstanding sides each rating a Double Plus (A++) for sound, this copy is guaranteed to rock like no other you've ever heard
  • The sound is rich, full-bodied and musical with punchy drums and guitar solos that really get LOUD
  • 5 stars on Allmusic, and a Top 100 title for its blistering solos that soar into space
  • "America was never the same after Carlos Santana discovered the smoldering Afro-Cuban magic of Tito Puente. A sinuous cha cha cha that sounds as if it had been waiting for Santana's soulful guitar licks to reinvent it, the Puente-penned "Oye Como Va" became the pillar of U.S. Latin rock." -Rolling Stone
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Bad Company
Straight Shooter

  (Item #: badcostrai_1810) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy of Straight Shooter, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides
  • If you're playing this one good and loud you'll feel like you're in the room with the boys as they kick out the jams
  • This is the right sound for this album - take it from us, it is not easy to find a copy that's this right - size, clarity, balance, energy are all here
  • 4 stars: "Vocalist and songwriter Paul Rodgers wrote two acoustic-based rock ballads that would live on forever in the annals of great rock history: 'Shooting Star' and the Grammy-winning 'Feel Like Makin' Love.'"
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Deja Vu

  (Item #: crosbdejav_1804_1810) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A superb Big and Bold copy that earned seriously good sonic grades of Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on both sides, just shy of our shootout winner!
  • The sound is HUGE -- lively, present and rich in a way that nothing you've heard can compete with
  • Unusually quiet vinyl for this album -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • One of our all time favorite albums at Better Records and one that almost never sounds THIS good
  • "A rich musical banquet for the most serious and personal listeners" - Allmusic 5 stars
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Pink Floyd
Dark Side Of The Moon

  (Item #: pinkfdarks_1801_1810) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • With two superb sounding sides, each rating a Double Plus (A++), this mindblowing recording is guaranteed to rock your world
  • The transparency, the clarity, the energy, the power - it's all here on these very special import pressings
  • Just listen to how clear the clocks are on Time, how breathy the vocals are on Breathe, how textured the synthesizers are and how silky the top end is from the beginning of the album all the way to the end
  • Very quiet vinyl throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • A Top 100 album (Top Ten actually) and Demo Disc to rival the greatest recordings of all time
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Roxy Music
Siren

  (Item #: roxymsiren_1803_1810) 

Our Price: $59.99

  • This very good early pressing of this Art Rock classic earned Hot Stamper grades on both sides
  • The best copies are fairly transparent and mostly grain-free, with full-bodied vocals and lively sound
  • Some of Ferry's strongest songwriting: Love Is The Drug, End of the Line, Sentimental Fool and more
  • 5 stars: "Roxy embraces dance and unabashed pop on Siren, weaving them into their sleek, arty sound."
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Art Pepper
Living Legend

  (Item #: peppelivin_1710_1810) 

Our Price: $49.99

  • With a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side two and a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side one, this copy will be very hard to beat
  • His classic return to the recording studio in 1975, boasting his usual top quality sound, and the vinyl is fairly quiet too
  • The lineup on this LP is stellar, with Hampton Hawes on piano and keys, Shelly Manne on drums, and the great Charlie Haden on bass.
  • "Polish is for shoes and fingernails: by the late '70s Pepper was rough, raw, and nakedly vulnerable. Every solo this late in his career was an adventure." AMG
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Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel (1)

  (Item #: gabrigabr1_1803_1810) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This British pressing earned a very respectable (A++) on side two and a (A+ - A++) on side one
  • Gabriel's solo debut, the album features his autobiographical lead single, Solsbury Hill
  • Clearly the hardest of the first five PG records to find with good sound and decent vinyl, which is why these seldom make the site
  • "...much of the record teems with invigorating energy (as on Slowburn, or the orchestral-disco pulse of Down the Dolce Vita), and the closer "Here Comes the Flood" burns with an anthemic intensity that would later become his signature in the '80s."
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Steppenwolf
Gold: Their Great Hits

  (Item #: steppgoldt_1810) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • An oustanding sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • Both sides here are rockin' like crazy, with full-bodied, natural, smooth, tonally correct sound
  • Packed with Hits, including Born To Be Wild, Magic Carpet Ride, The Pusher, and more
  • 4 stars: "The term heavy metal was rightfully named for this band. Steppenwolf fused traditional rock and R&B with late '60s contemporary heaviness."
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Loggins & Messina
Mother Lode

  (Item #: loggimothe_1810) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from first note to last, this was one of the better copies we played in our recent shootout
  • A surprisingly well-recorded album - with Demo Disc quality sound - and a personal favorite from way back
  • I can't recall another pop or rock recording that captures either the plucked energy or the harmonic nuances of the mandolin better
  • Never a band to find favor with the critics, even Allmusic had to concede that the album was "Elegantly, tastefully accomplished."
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Elton John
Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only The Piano Player

  (Item #: john_donts_1810) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An excellent UK copy with both sides rating a strong Double Plus (A++) or Better!
  • Super big, full and lively with solid bass, and on generally quiet vinyl too!
  • Thanks to Ken Scott's brilliant engineering and Gus Dudgeon's production savvy, every song here sounds better than you imagined
  • 4 stars in the AMG: "His most direct, pop-oriented album... a very enjoyable piece of well-crafted pop/rock."
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The Cars
Candy-O

  (Item #: cars_candy_1710_1810) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • An excellent copy of The Cars' New Wave Classic, boasting solid Hot Stamper grades on both sides
  • Some of the best sound you'll ever hear on Candy-O -- big, punchy, dynamic, and lively
  • A great lineup of songs with Demo Disc sound quality, thanks to Roy Thomas Baker's production
  • AMG raves it's "...another smash album that solidified the band's standing as one of the most promising new bands of the late '70s."
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Ray Charles
All Time Great Country and Western Hits

  (Item #: charlallti_1810) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A Great sounding copy with Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on all four sides!
  • What was especially shocking about this shootout is that in some ways the best sounding copies of the reissue not just equal but best their original album counterparts
  • Twenty-two songs on two LPs, including huge hits like I Can't Stop Loving You, You Don't Know Me, Oh Lonesome Me, Bye Bye Love, and much more - no wonder AMG gave both discs 5 stars
  • This is some big, bold, absolutely glorious Tubey Magical analog - the tape to disc transfer is Hard To Fault (HTF), making a mockery of the audiophile remasters to come
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The Kinks
Kinda Kinks

  (Item #: kinkskinda_1804_1810) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Very good Hot Stamper sound on both sides of this copy of The Kinks' sophomore release
  • Lively, balanced and vibrant, with a healthy dose of the Tubey Magical Richness these recordings need in order to work
  • "...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..." - Allmusic
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The Byrds
Untitled

  (Item #: byrdsuntit_1710_1810) 

Our Price: $49.99

  • Excellent Hot Stamper sound on all four sides of this very good early pressing - reasonably quiet vinyl too
  • Rich and warm with plenty of bass and a lovely musical quality that's missing from many we've played
  • Features a 15 minute Eight Miles High on the live disc that just kills -- especially when you have a big, energetic copy like this
  • Allmusic 4 Stars: "Untitled was always the [later Byrds album] to own, even if you weren't a huge fan. 'Eight Miles High' is the high point, a 15-minute jam that showcases this band's prowess."
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Steeleye Span
Commoners Crown

  (Item #: steelcommo_1709_1710) 

Our Price: $49.99

  • An excellent early British pressing, with full-bodied and dynamic sound on both sides
  • The Tubey Magical Richness of this recording must be heard to be believed
  • Some of the best English Folk Rock Music ever recorded on analog tape - preserved on this lovely vinyl disc!
  • Allmusic gives it 4 1/2 stars: "Now a full-fledged rock group, competing with the likes of Jethro Tull and pumping out higher amperage than Fairport Convention, Steeleye engages in heavy riffing, savage attacks on their instruments, and generally kicks out the jams on this album."
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Fleetwood Mac
Bare Trees

  (Item #: fleetbaret_1701_1810) 

Our Price: $49.99

  • Two Hot Stamper sides -- clearly a substantial step up from most of the copies you run into (including imports)
  • Energetic, big and smooth with great sounding vocals, this is a good way to hear the album
  • These albums by Fleetwood Mac, from Kiln House through Mystery to Me, have always been some of our favorites of the band
  • "Arguably the first consistently strong album Fleetwood Mac ever recorded... 1972's Bare Trees is also the album where the band finally defines its post-blues musical personality."
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The Cars
Candy-O

  (Item #: cars_candy_1810) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A killer copy of The Cars' New Wave Classic, boasting outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • Some of the best sound you'll ever hear on Candy-O -- big, punchy, DYNAMIC, clear and lively
  • A great lineup of songs with Demo Disc sound quality, thanks to Roy Thomas Baker's production
  • AMG raves it's "... the rare follow-up to a classic debut... it may be one of the best second albums ever made, full of great songs, inspired performances, and sporting a still-perfect sound."
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Jeff Beck
Wired

  (Item #: beck_wired_1802_1810) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An excellent copy of Jeff Beck's third solo effort with Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • Both sides here are big and full with a punchy bottom end and driving jazz/rock energy, all of which are key to the best sounding copies
  • Wired, the sequel to the hugely successful Blow by Blow, was produced by Sir George Martin and mixed by Geoff Emerick
  • "On Wired, with first-rate material and collaborators on hand, one of rock's most compelling guitarists is in top form." - All Music
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Neil Young
After The Gold Rush

  (Item #: youngafter_1810) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • A superb pressing, earning Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides - guaranteed killer sound from first note to last
  • This is the embodiment of the Classic Rock sound we love - rich, full-bodied, warm, punchy, dynamic and clear
  • 5 Stars in Allmusic, Top 100, and a Demo Disc that is guaranteed to knock your socks off
  • "It's a magnificent, style-setting album which saw the Canadian's elevation to rock hero. For those who like their emotion raw."
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Fleetwood Mac
Greatest Hits

  (Item #: fleetgreat_1810) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Stunning sound from start to finish with side one earning our top grade of Triple Plus (A+++) and side two earning a solid Double Plus (A++)
  • Big, rich, energetic, with tons of Analog Tubey Magic, this original Orange Label British pressing has exactly the sound you want
  • Oh Well, Parts One and Two, Black Magic Woman and Albatross are all KILLER here
  • Peter Green is hands down our favorite British Blues Guitarist of All Time - this record single-handedly will show you why
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Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin III

  (Item #: ledze3_1810) 

Our Price: $799.99

  • With two Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning sides, this copy will lay waste to any pressing you've heard
  • Drop the needle on Since I've Been Loving You, turn it up good and loud and Zep will be right there between your speakers for the live concert of a lifetime
  • Immigrant Song, Celebration Day and Tangerine are among the tracks that have truly awesome Demo Disc sound - the vinyl's fairly quiet too
  • 5 stars: "...Led Zeppelin III provided the band with the necessary room to grow musically. While there are still a handful of metallic rockers, III is built on a folky, acoustic foundation that gives the music extra depth."
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Jethro Tull
Benefit

  (Item #: jethrbenef_1810) 

Our Price: $549.99

  • Benefit is back and with absolutely KILLER sound -- Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it on both sides
  • Huge, rich, tubey and solid, the best track on the album - To Cry You a Song - rocks like you will not believe
  • The sound is spacious, sweet and positively dripping with ambience - talk about Tubey Magic, the liquidity of the sound here is positively uncanny
  • "Benefit forms the perfect bridge between the rolling, tumbling Tull of old and the tightly braided riffs and prickly lyrics presented by Aqualung." Record Collector
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Robin Trower
Bridge of Sighs

  (Item #: trowebridg_1806_1810) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Two outstanding sides rating Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) for sound, coming in just behind our shootout winner - quiet vinyl too
  • This glorious early UK pressing is huge, rich and punchy, with guitar solos that soar like few others you've heard
  • Brilliant engineering by Geoff Emerick at George Martin's AIR studios - maybe the best sounding album Emerick ever made
  • Top 100 (soon), AMG: "Guitarist Robin Trower's watershed sophomore solo disc remains his most stunning, representative, and consistent collection of tunes. Mixing obvious Hendrix influences with blues and psychedelia, then adding the immensely soulful vocals of James Dewar, Trower pushed the often limited boundaries of the power trio concept into refreshing new waters..."
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Joni Mitchell
Court and Spark

  (Item #: mitchcourt_1810) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A stunning sounding copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides!
  • The sound is rich, warm and natural with wonderful transparency, ambience and loads of Tubey Magic
  • One of our very favorite Joni albums here at Better Records, and probably her Best Sounding Album
  • "[A] remarkably deft fusion of folk, pop, and jazz ... the music is smart, smooth, and assured from the first note to the last." - AMG 5 Stars
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Kansas
Point of Know Return

  (Item #: kansapoint_1810) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This oustanding copy delivers excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • Big and solid guitars and keyboards, with great bass and full vocals - this the way to hear the band
  • Manages to combine this kind of high-rez, extended top with natural, balanced tonality - this one really gets it right
  • 4 Stars: "This is the definitive Kansas recording ... their interplay and superior musicianship make this both an essential classic rock and progressive rock recording."
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Elvis Costello
Armed Forces (with Bonus 7")

  (Item #: costearmed_1804_1810) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A KILLER early UK pressing, Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides!
  • Some of the biggest, boldest rock sound ever recorded - just amazing on a pressing like this
  • 5 Stars and a Better Records Rock and Pop Top 100 album - every track is Elvis at this best
  • AMG is right: Armed Forces "It's a dense but accessible pop record and ranks as his third masterpiece in a row."
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Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac

  (Item #: fleetfleet_1810) 

Our Price: $219.99

  • With superb Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides, this pressing of Rumours boasts outstanding sound from start to finish
  • Both sides are super rich, full and transparent with excellent clarity, loads of energy and a huge bottom end
  • Their best sounding album - the sound is tubey like no other
  • A Better Records Rock and Pop Top 100 Album and 5 Stars on AMG: "...a blockbuster album that isn't dominated by its hit singles, and its album tracks demonstrate a depth of both songwriting and musicality"
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Janis Joplin
Pearl

  (Item #: joplipearl_1810) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two strong sides each rating a Double Plus (A++) or BETTER and on relatively quiet vinyl too - a big step up over most of the copies we played
  • Richer, clearer and more tonally correct, with more energy and presence, all qualities that help to bring this music to life
  • Janis's vocals sound right here - smooth enough to let you crank this one up good and loud without the sound getting hard and edgy
  • 5 stars: "Janis Joplin's second masterpiece (after Cheap Thrills), Pearl was designed as a showcase for her powerhouse vocals, stripping down the arrangements that had often previously cluttered her music or threatened to drown her out."
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Yes
The Yes Album

  (Item #: yes__yesal_1810) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A stunning copy with nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) grades on both sides - just shy of White Hot
  • Plenty of Prog Rock Power is on display here - Eddie Offord's engineering is Hard To Fault throughout
  • A Top 100 Album and the band's best sounding record - quiet too, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "It was the addition of Steve Howe's guitar pyrotechnics that finally allowed Yes to find their true identity. The Yes Album is a giant leap forward."
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Foreigner
Foreigner

  (Item #: foreiforei_1810) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • This stunning copy of Foreigner's self-titled debut album boasts Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from first note to last
  • Fuller, smoother, and more energetic, with excellent size and space, this is the way you want your Foreigner album to sound
  • Includes the classics: "Feels Like The First Time," "Cold As Ice," and "Long, Long Way From Home," along with many others
  • 4 stars: "The album spawned some of the biggest FM hits of 1977... , and the state-of-the-art rock production values of the day, which allowed the band to sound hard but polished. As pure rock craftsmanship goes, Foreigner was as good as it got in the late '70s."
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The Cars
The Cars

  (Item #: cars_cars_1810) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With superb Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it from first note to last, this is an outstanding pressing of The Cars' debut album
  • You may have heard these songs a million times, but you'll be shocked at just how much better they sound on this very pressing
  • A Better Records Rock & Pop Top 100 title and the band's masterpiece
  • 5 stars: "The band jokingly referred to the album as their 'true greatest-hits album,' but it's no exaggeration — all nine tracks are new wave/rock classics, still in rotation on rock radio."
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Elton John
Elton John

  (Item #: john_elton_1808_2) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Both sides earned outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades for this notoriously troublesome title
  • So many Elton John classics are here and there's not a dog in the bunch: Border Song, Take Me to the Pilot, Sixty Years On, Your Song, etc.
  • Top 100 - the strings on Sixty Years On are huge, rich and rosiny and the arrangements by Paul Buckmaster are advanced even by today's standards
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Even with the strings and choirs that dominate the sound of the album, John manages to rock out on a fair share of the record... Elton John remains one of his best records."
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David Bowie
Space Oddity

  (Item #: bowiespace_1810) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This stunning copy boasts Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound for Bowie's 1969 classic on both sides
  • The sound on this killer pressing is full-bodied and lively, with solid and present vocals, as well as excellent clarity all around
  • Ken Scott engineered at Trident, and Rick Wakeman plays a mean mellotron on some tracks - what's not to like?
  • "Abandoning both the mod and Anthony Newley fascinations that marked his earlier recordings, Bowie delves into a lightly psychedelic folk-rock, exemplified by the album's soaring title track..."
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Jimi Hendrix
Rainbow Bridge

  (Item #: hendrrainb_1803_1810) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides - this one is rockin"!
  • Rich, full tonality and good presence and energy throughout; fairly quiet vinyl too
  • A surprisingly good sounding album, one of the best of his posthumous releases
  • "Dolly Dagger” is arguably one of the great pop songs of Hendrix’s career. Written towards the very end of his life, the song sounds like it was written years earlier, and it certainly has the same feel as many of the compositions on Hendrix’s debut, Are You Experienced?. Of course, Hendrix’s guitar work is inspired, but it doesn’t draw attention away from what is essentially a brilliantly crafted song."
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Graham Nash
Songs For Beginners

  (Item #: nash_songs_1802_1810) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • This Better Records favorite boasts two excellent sides, each rating a strong Double Plus (A++) or close to it for sonics
  • We love the All Analog sound of the album, especially on a copy as rich and full-bodied as this one
  • Arguably the best of the solo CSN albums - a founding member of our Top 100 Rock and Pop List
  • 4 1/2 stars: "From the soaring "I Used to Be a King" through the gossamer "Simple Man" to the wah-wah-laden "Military Madness," the record is filled with gorgeous melodies, flawless singing, and lyrical complexities that hold up decades later."
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Santana
Santana (III)

  (Item #: santasant3_1809_1810) 

Our Price: $49.99

  • This Must Own Santana Classic (their third in as many years) has two Hot Stamper sides on reasonably quiet vinyl
  • The 3 big hits show the band at their best: No One To Depend On, Everybody's Everything and Everything's Coming Our Way
  • Plenty of vintage Tubey Magic on this recording - this is some of the best sound the band achieved in the studio
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "It's an album that has aged extremely well due to its spare production (by Carlos and the band) and its live sound. This is essential Santana, a record that deserves to be reconsidered in light of its lasting abundance and vision."
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Steely Dan
Countdown to Ecstasy

  (Item #: steelcount_1808_1810) 

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


  • This Steely Dan favorite boasts excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • Razor Boy (a personal favorite), Show Biz Kids, My Old School, Pearl of the Quarter and King of the World are superb here
  • Rich and clear with a solid bottom end, this is the sound that lets the only real rock album this band ever made actually ROCK
  • 5 Stars: "...its eight songs are rich with either musical or lyrical detail that their album rock or art rock contemporaries couldn't hope to match."
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Roxy Music
Manifesto

  (Item #: roxymmanif_1810) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A killer copy of Manifesto, with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • Big, rich and lively throughout - the Tubey Magic on this early UK pressing will show you just how good this Rhett Davies' recording can sound
  • This one may have won our shootout, but it has some minor condition issues, so we're keeping the price down
  • "The songs ending each side fade out with real grace and leave you hanging, wanting more — drenched in a romance out of reach." Rolling Stone
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Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee
Sonny and Brownie

  (Item #: terrysonny_1802x) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With superb Double Plus (A++) grades or close to it on both sides, so natural and relaxed - this is the right sound for this bluesy music
  • This early pressing puts a Folk Blues jam from 1973 live in your living room, showcasing two of the true masters of the form
  • The immediacy, clarity and transparency are excellent, but the key element is Tubey Magical warmth, and the best pressings have plenty of it
  • "John Mayall and John Hammond, Jr. are among the "youngsters" on this powerful statement that includes a definitive version of Randy Newman's wickedly subtle anti-slavery tune Sail Away."
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Bill Connors
Of Mist And Melting

  (Item #: connoofmis_1805x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Jazz guitar great Bill Connors makes his debut on the site with this phenomenal sounding copy of Of Mist And Melting
  • This pressing boasts Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side two and an outstanding Double Plus side one
  • The sound of this vintage ECM pressing is really quite amazing - fans of adventurous jazz, the kind ECM is known for, should get a lot out of this LP
  • "A beautiful session by the ever searching guitarist Bill Connors... intense, lyrical, and introspective... continued to show his great talents as a composer..."
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Led Zeppelin
Physical Graffiti

  (Item #: ledzephysi_1810_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This copy is outstanding on every side, earning Double Plus (A++) grades or better and rockin' like crazy
  • Side one has nearly Triple Plus sound for three of the album's best tracks: Custard Pie, The Rover and In My Time of Dying
  • Here's the energy, presence, and sheer rock and roll power that lets this music come to life like you've never heard in your life
  • 5 stars: "Captures the whole experience of Led Zeppelin at the top of their game better than any of their other albums."
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The Doors
Morrison Hotel

  (Item #: doorsmorri_1810) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • This hard-rockin' Doors classic boasts Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from first note to last
  • Both sides are exceptionally rich, punchy and lively with serious weight down low, giving you killer sound for songs like Roadhouse Blues and Waiting For The Sun (the best sounding track on the album)
  • All the elements are working - there's real solidity to the piano, weight to the bottom end, texture to the guitars and keys, and in-the-room-presence to Morrison's vocals
  • Circus Magazine praised it as "possibly the best album yet from the Doors" and "Good hard, evil rock, and one of the best albums released this decade."
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Yes
Close To The Edge

  (Item #: yes__close_1807_1810) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • An amazing copy of this Prog Blockbuster: Triple Plus (A+++) on the first side, Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on the second
  • This is a complex recording, with huge organs, light-speed changes, lots of multi-tracking, and what practically amounts to an overload of information
  • What a monster -- incredible richness and clarity with amazing presence, TONS of energy and breathtaking transparency
  • 5 Stars: "Close to the Edge comprised just three tracks, the epic "And You and I" and "Siberian Khatru," plus a side-long title track that represented the musical, lyrical, and sonic culmination of all that Yes had worked toward over the past five years."
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Stephen Stills
Stephen Stills

  (Item #: stillsteph_1805_1809) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With two Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning sides, this copy of Still's amazing debut is as good as it gets
  • Love the One You're With and Sit Yourself Down are to die for, but there's really not a bad track on the album
  • A triumph of engineering for Bill Halverson and Andy Johns - this and Deja Vu are the very definition of Big Production Rock
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Listening to this album three decades on, it's still a jaw-dropping experience, the musical equal to Crosby, Stills & Nash or Déjà Vu, and only a shade less important than either of them."
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Steely Dan
Pretzel Logic

  (Item #: steelpretz_1806_1809) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An excellent sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides
  • Clear, present and dynamic, with a punchy bottom end - you'd be hard pressed to find a better sounding copy
  • Becker and Fagen spared no effort in the recording of this album - the mix is PERFECTION
  • A Top 100 Album and our pick for The Best Sounding Steely Dan Recording of Them All
  • 5 stars; "Steely Dan made more accomplished albums than Pretzel Logic, but they never made a better one."
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Elton John
Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only The Piano Player

  (Item #: john_donts_1805_1809) 

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


  • Amazing Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side and Double Plus (A++) on the second
  • Spacious, musical and lifelike, this is a truly superb pressing!
  • Thanks to Ken Scott's brilliant engineering and Gus Dudgeon's production savvy, every song here sounds better than you imagined
  • 4 stars in the AMG: "His most direct, pop-oriented album... a very enjoyable piece of well-crafted pop/rock."
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Creedence Clearwater Revival
Cosmo's Factory

  (Item #: creedcosmo_1804_1809) 

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


  • An excellent copy with Double Plus (A++) sound, or close to it, from first note to last, both are fairly quiet vinyl (for this album anyway)
  • Surprisingly good bottom end weight, midrange presence, freedom from grain and real swamp rockin' energy
  • So many great songs: Run Through the Jungle, Lookin' Out My Back Door, Who'll Stop the Rain, etc.
  • A 5 star album and arguably the best record the band ever made: "...an album made during stress and chaos, filled with raging rockers, covers, and intense jams..."
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The Police
Outlandos d’Amour

  (Item #: policoutla_1801_1809) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding UK pressing, boasting excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides and quiet vinyl
  • SO much better than any domestic pressing - here is the spaciousness, clarity and resolution that no domestic copy can offer
  • Packed with hits - Roxanne, So Lonely, Can't Stand Losing You - and they are all rockin' like crazy here
  • 4 1/2 stars: "...a set of strong, adrenaline-charged rock, albeit with a reggae tinge... unquestionably one of the finest debuts to come out of the '70s punk/new wave movement."
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Deep Purple
Machine Head

  (Item #: deeppmachi_1805_1809) 

Our Price: $249.99

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

  (Item #: herrmcitiz_1802_1809) 

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


  • Amazing Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side for the Citizen Kane Suite!) and Double Plus (A++) on the second; one of the best copies to hit the site in many years
  • The brass is huge on Citizen Kane, with accurate timbre - side two offers rich strings and a powerful, weighty piano for the Concerto Macabre
  • By far the single best Bernard Herrmann disc we know of - A Must Own for any serious audiophile
  • After playing records for 50+ years this is still some of the most emotionally moving music I've ever heard
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Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Tarkus

  (Item #: emerstarku_1706_1809) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Two incredibly strong sides rating a Double Plus (A++) or better and delivering HUGELY powerful sound for this, the band's second album
  • Our biggest Tarkus shootout yet produced this superb sounding British pressing, sure to delight ELP fans around the world
  • Eddie Offord's trademark Tubey Magic, energy, resolution, whomp factor and more are all over this phenomenal recording
  • "More accomplished than the trio's first album... a must-have." -- Allmusic
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Jethro Tull
Benefit

  (Item #: jethrbenef_1804_1809) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Benefit on vintage British vinyl is back, now with killer Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides - on quiet vinyl too
  • Big and lively with plenty of bottom end, the best track on the album - To Cry You a Song - rocks like you will not believe
  • Until we discovered these very special British pressings - don't ask! - we just could not get good sound and quiet vinyl on any copy of Benefit
  • "Benefit forms the perfect bridge between the rolling, tumbling Tull of old and the tightly braided riffs and prickly lyrics presented by Aqualung." Record Collector
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Jimi Hendrix
The Cry of Love

  (Item #: hendrcryof_1712_1809) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • You'll find superb Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last on this vintage pressing - quiet vinyl too
  • Both sides here are rockin' like crazy, with full-bodied, natural, smooth, tonally correct sound
  • The first and probably best of the posthumous Hendrix albums, with Angel, Ezy Rider, Freedom, Drifting and more
  • VH1 called it "the greatest posthumous classic rock record of all time" and they just might be right!
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The Rolling Stones
Some Girls

  (Item #: rollisomeg_1808x) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A KILLER copy of the Stones' last great album with Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • You aren't going to believe how hard this pressing rocks, with all the WHOMP and ENERGY you never knew was there
  • Tons of great songs - Miss You, Beast of Burden and Shattered, all sounding shockingly good on this Shootout Winning copy
  • 5 Stars on Allmusic: "Some Girls may not have the back-street aggression of their '60s records, or the majestic, drugged-out murk of their early-'70s work, but its brand of glitzy, decadent hard rock still makes it a definitive Stones album."
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The Rolling Stones
It's Only Rock 'N' Roll

  (Item #: rolliitson_1804_1809) 

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


  • An amazing sounding copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound the second side and Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • On the better pressings the sound is cleaner and clearer, yet at the same time even richer than others we played
  • The superbly talented Andy Johns engineered, so you can be sure that this is the sound the Stones were looking for
  • "Throughout, the Stones wear their title as the "World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band" with a defiant smirk, which makes the bitter cynicism of "If You Can't Rock Me" and the title track all the more striking, and the reggae experimentation... all the more enjoyable."
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McDonald and Giles
McDonald and Giles

  (Item #: mcdonmcdon_1802_1809) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Stunning sound throughout for this very well recorded proggy album, with each side rating a solid Double (A++) Plus
  • These early UK pressed sides are are full of the kinid of Tubey Magic that makes us (and other right-thinking audiophiles) swoon - thanks Brian Humphries!
  • If you like early King Crimson - they were in the band don't you know - you will surely get a big kick out of this one-of-a-kind sleeper from 1970
  • "The main attraction is really the performances turned in by McDonald and the Giles brothers -- they all sound fabulous..." - All Music
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Yes
Fragile

  (Item #: yes__fragi_1801_1809) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Stunning Double to Triple (A++ to A+++) sound for side one, just shy of White Hot - Roundabout will blow your mind; quiet vinyl too!
  • Superb clarity, ZERO smear, astonishing transparency - thanks go to Eddie Offord for his superb engineering
  • Double Plus (A++) sound on side two - Long Distance Runaround is the big Demo Disc track here
  • AMG 5 stars, our Top 100, and the second of the band's three Must Own Prog Rock Masterpieces*
  • "Fragile was Yes' breakthrough album... it also marked the point where all of the elements of the music (and more) that would define their success for more than a decade fell into place fully formed."
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War
Why Can't We Be Friends?

  (Item #: war__whyca_1809_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A superb sounding copy with Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides
  • Both sides here are super big, full-bodied and spacious with a huge bottom end, no smear and tons of energy
  • "Cut from the same cloth as the band's 1973 Deliver the Word LP, War's 1975 Why Can't We Be Friends? is a masterpiece in its scope and breadth." - All Music, 4 Stars
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Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Pictures At An Exhibition

  (Item #: emerspictu_1710_1809) 

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


  • Excellent sound throughout for this ELP classic with each side rating a solid Double Plus (A++)
  • Both sides here are clean, clear and open with a massive bottom end and huge amounts of energy
  • Fairly quiet vinyl for this title -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout, they don't come quieter
  • "...it teased the brain with its mix of melody and heavy rock, and for anyone with some musical knowledge, serious or casual, it was a sufficiently bold use of Mussorgsky's original to stimulate hours of delightful listening." -- Allmusic
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The Lovin' Spoonful
John Sebastian Songbook, Vol. 1

  (Item #: lovinjohns_1801_1809) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • With Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides, the sound quality of the tracks on this compilation is impressive
  • Both sides are rich, full-bodied and natural with tons of energy and bottom end weight - 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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Miles Davis
Basic Miles

  (Item #: davisbasic_1809_) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Demo Disc Jazz sound for this wonderful collection, with side two earning a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) grade, mated with a side one that's not far behind
  • The 9+ minute On Green Dolphin Street that opens side two has some of the coolest jazz you will ever hear, on any record, at any price
  • If you want to know what the best copies of Kind of Blue sound like, this pressing will tell you, because it has that sound
  • We're talking Bill Evans, John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley in their prime, 1958, with top 1958 sound to match
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Genesis
A Trick Of The Tail

  (Item #: genesatric_1809) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, close to it on side two (A++ to A+++), this early UK pressing is The Real Deal!
  • BIG, BOLD and OPEN, free of the all-too-common grainy and cloudy qualities that deprive most pressings of their ability to thrill
  • It's clearly their Masterpiece, the kind of melodically rich, classically British Pop-Prog album that showcases the band at their peak of songwriting
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic and one of the best sounding Genesis recordings - on fairly quite vinyl too
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Steely Dan
Can't Buy A Thrill

  (Item #: steelcantb_1809) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Both sides of this Steely Dan classic earned seriously good Double Plus (A++) grades
  • The sound is big, bold and Tubey Magical, with guitars and vocals that will jump out of your speakers
  • After doing some shootouts recently we found the sound of this album a whole lot more to our liking than before
  • "Walter Becker and Donald Fagen were remarkable craftsmen from the start, as Steely Dan's debut illustrates. Each song is tightly constructed, with interlocking chords and gracefully interwoven melodies, buoyed by clever, cryptic lyrics." -- Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here

  (Item #: pinkfwishy_1809) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • An outstanding sounding copy of this Pink Floyd classic, with solid Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides and vinyl that is as quiet as any vintage copy out there
  • Demo Disc Quality Floyd Magic -- big and present with life, clarity and richness like you have never heard for WYWH before
  • 5 stars on Allmusic, Top 100 and RIDICULOUSLY tough to find with the right sound and surfaces
  • "Showcasing the group's interplay and David Gilmour's solos in particular... the long, winding soundscapes are constantly enthralling."
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The Rolling Stones
Exile On Main Street

  (Item #: rolliexile_1711_1809) 

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


  • Excellent sound for this album - all four sides earned Double Plus (A++) grades
  • This is Exile raw and real the way it should be - full-bodied and punchy with great presence and energy
  • About as quiet a copy as we can find - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on two of the sides
  • 5 stars: "Few other albums, let alone double albums, have been so rich and masterful as Exile on Main St., and it stands not only as one of the Stones' best records but sets a remarkably high standard for all of hard rock."
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Boston
Boston

  (Item #: bostobosto_1809) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Both Double Plus (A++) sides of this Top 100 Title offer superb Demo Disc Analog sound
  • The multi-tracked multi-layered guitars are as big as life on this copy and are guaranteed to rock your world
  • Top sound for all the hits: More Than a Feeling, Long Time/Foreplay, Rock & Roll Band, Peace Of Mind...
  • "Boston is essential for any fan of classic rock, and the album marks the re-emergence of the genre in the 1970s." — Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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John Coltrane
More Lasting Than Bronze

  (Item #: coltrmorel_1806_1809) 

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


  • This superb Prestige Two-Fer offer outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from top to bottom - quiet vinyl too
  • Compiled from two nearly complete Classic albums, Lush Life and Coltrane, this collection boasts masterful sound - thanks RVG!
  • Full-bodied, tonally correct from top to bottom and ALIVE, these pressings really bring Coltrane's music to life
  • "Rarely does a single performance uncover the essence of an artist with such aptness. The well-crafted melody is treated above all with dignity, which may be part of the reason it remains flawless."
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The Who
Who Are You

  (Item #: who__whoar_1809) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side and Double Plus (A++) on the second; you'll have a hard time finding a copy that sounds remotely as good as this one does!
  • Both sides are dramatically richer, fuller and punchier than every other copy we played
  • This copy has the Glyn Johns/The Who BIG and BOLD Sound we demand from this famous producer/artist collaboration
  • Very quiet throughout -- both sides play Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • The title song sounds great on this killer copy -- the dynamic power of the recording comes through loud and clear
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Steely Dan
Pretzel Logic

  (Item #: steelpretz_1809_1) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • A knockout copy that will deliver some of the very best Steely Dan sound you'll ever hear on record - Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it throughout
  • Becker and Fagen (as well as Katz and Nichols) spared no effort in the recording of this album - the mix is PERFECTION
  • A Top 100 Album and our pick for The Sweetest, Smoothest, Most Tubey Magical Steely Dan Recording of Them All
  • 5 stars: "Steely Dan made more accomplished albums than Pretzel Logic, but they never made a better one."
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Eagles
Hotel California

  (Item #: eaglehotel_1805_1809) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A superb copy with seriously good grades of nearly Triple Plus (A++ - A+++) on the first side and Double Plus (A++) on the second with very quiet vinyl (for this title!)
  • Incredible Demo Disc sound -- big and bold with super punchy drums and a fully extended top end
  • A Better Records Top 100 pick that's amazingly powerful on the best copies such as these
  • 5 stars: "Hotel California unveiled what seemed almost like a whole new band."
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Steely Dan
The Royal Scam

  (Item #: steelroyal_1805_1809) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Stunning sound from start to finish: Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it on both sides - quiet vinyl too
  • A killer Shootout Winning copy of The Dan's hard-rockin' classic from 1976 - THIS is the right sound for this music
  • These sides show you just how good The Royal Scam can get - it's meaty, with powerful rhythmic energy and relatively smooth
  • "Drummer Bernard "Pretty" Purdie lashes out the rolling grooves on most of the nine tracks, establishing the album's anxious feel, and Larry Carlton's jaw-dropping guitar work provides a running commentary to Fagen's strangulated vocals... These are not the sort of Steely Dan songs favored by smooth-jazz stations."
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Jethro Tull
Thick As A Brick

  (Item #: jethrthick_1708_1809) 

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


  • A consistently strong copy: Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish, on relatively quiet vinyl to boot
  • A Top 100 title and the BEST SOUNDING ALBUM Jethro Tull ever recorded - allow us to make the case
  • A stunning Demo Disc to Rule Them All -- sure to be the best you've ever heard Tull sound if you have the system for it
  • AMG 4 1/2 stars: "A masterpiece in the annals of progressive rock - a dazzling tour de force, at once playful, profound, and challenging, without overwhelming the listener."
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