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White Hot Stamper

Aretha Franklin
Hey Now Hey: The Other Side of the Sky

  (Item #: frankheyno_1905) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • An incredible sounding copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it from start to finish
  • Both sides are super clean, clear and dynamic with lovely breathy vocals and a solid bottom end
  • An album of deep introspective soul produced by none other than Quincy Jones!
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Super Hot Stamper

David Bowie
Ziggy Stardust

  (Item #: bowieziggy_1902_1905-) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on side two, Double Plus (A++) on side one, killer from start to finish
  • 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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White Hot Stamper

Lincoln Mayorga
and Dist. Colleagues (S9)

  (Item #: mayorvolume_1_1903_1905-) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • A stunning Shootout Winning pressing of this famous audiophile recording, with Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • This copy will be awfully hard to beat for sound - get your VTA right and the bottom end on this LP will turn into a Bass Demo Disc like nothing you've heard
  • It's very difficult to find this album in clean condition, and even more difficult to find one that sounds as good as this one does
  • One of the rarest Hot Stamper records bar none -- only a handful have ever made it to the site
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Super Hot Stamper

Weather Report
Heavy Weather

  (Item #: weathheavy_1902_1905-) 

Our Price: $99.99
Sale Price: $79.00 (You save $20.99 / 21%)


  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it from start to finish you will not believe how BIG and BOLD this copy is
  • Birdland on this pressing has some of the most dynamic, wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling jam-packed sound ever committed to vinyl
  • Joe Zawinul and Jaco Pastorius are both here and at the absolute peak of their creative powers - this is a work of GENIUS
  • Allmusic 5 Stars: ''Birdland' is a remarkable bit of record-making, a unified, ever-developing piece of music that evokes, without in any way imitating, a joyous evening on 52nd St. with a big band."
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Super Hot Stamper

The Who
Who Are You

  (Item #: who__whoar_1903_1905-) 

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


  • Two superb hard rockin' sides, both earning strong Double Plus (A++) sonic grades - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This copy has the Glyn Johns/The Who BIG and BOLD Sound we demand from this famous producer/artist collaboration
  • The title song rocks like you won't believe - the dynamic power of the recording comes through loud and clear on this vintage UK pressing
  • Exceptionally quiet throughout - both sides play Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
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Super Hot Stamper

Richard and Linda Thompson
Hokey Pokey

  (Item #: thomphokey_1806_1905) 

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


  • Excellent sound for this classic Richard and Linda Thompson album with both sides earning seriously good grades of Double Plus (A++) or BETTER - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Clearly one of the better copies in our shootout - much more body, punchier bass and more detail than most pressings
  • Everything you want in the sound of a good British Folk Rock album is here in abundance - enjoy!
  • Allmusic 4 Stars: "The Thompsons, from the opening Irish fiddle derivation of a Chuck Berry riff, through Linda's exquisite performance of "A Heart Needs a Home," to their cover of Mike Waterson's "Mole in a Hole" which closes the record, once again create a timeless amalgam of folk and rock..."
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Super Hot Stamper

Count Basie And His Orchestra
I Told You So

  (Item #: basieitold_1901_1905-) 

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


  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy was one of the best we played in our recent shootout - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • A Top Basie Big Band title in every way - musically, sonically, you name it, this album has got it going on!
  • This is the way it must have sounded in 1976, in the New York studios where the famous RCA engineer Bob Simpson was still behind the board
  • 4 stars: "This is one of Count Basie's best big-band studio recordings for Norman Granz during his Pablo years. The arrangements by Bill Holman are both challenging and swinging, containing enough surprises to make this session a real standout."
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King Crimson
Lizard

  (Item #: kingclizar_1802_1905-) 

Our Price: $169.99
Sale Price: $149.00 (You save $20.99 / 12%)


  • An outstanding Island pressing with Double Plus (A++) sound for King Crimson's jazzy followup to their groundbreaking debut - the genesis of Prog Rock in fact
  • Every bit the sonic equal of the first album - if colorful Big Production Jazzy Prog Rock (with mellotron!) is your thing you can't go wrong here
  • This early UK pressing plays as quietly as any we have ever heard - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus (with one small issue, see below)
  • "Lizard is very consciously jazz-oriented -- the influence of Miles Davis (particularly Sketches of Spain) being especially prominent -- and very progressive, even compared with the two preceding albums."
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Grateful Dead
Blues For Allah

  (Item #: grateblues_1807_1905-) 

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


  • A stunning sounding copy of this Grateful Dead classic with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • Probably the last essential Dead album - this pressing has especially silky, sweet vocals, good presence and energy, punchy bass and a spacious soundfield
  • "The Dead went into a state of latent activity that lasted until the spring of [1975] when the band reconvened to record Blues for Allah... Obviously, the time off had done the band worlds of good, as Blues for Allah — more than any past or future studio album — captures the Dead at their most natural and inspired."
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Brian Eno
Before And After Science

  (Item #: eno__befor_1801_1905-) 

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


  • A stunning sounding copy of Eno's brilliant 1977 release, earning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades on both sides
  • Before and After Science and Taking Tiger Mountain are Must Own albums for those of us who grew up on and still revere the best Art Rock Albums of the '70s (Roxy Music, 10cc, Talking Heads, etc.).
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on both sides
  • 5 stars: "The music on Before and After Science at times resembles Another Green World ("No One Receiving") and Here Come the Warm Jets ("King's Lead Hat") and ranks alongside both as the most essential Eno material."
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Super Hot Stamper

The Doors
L.A. Woman

  (Item #: doorslawom_1905) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This original is huge, lively and rich, earning outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades for sound or BETTER on both sides
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl for ANY Doors album, but side two does have a handful of (mostly light) stitches that are audible
  • Our Hot Stamper here of L.A. Woman was one of the better copies we heard in our recent shootout - it's got the big Bruce Botnick sound we love
  • If all you know are the various Heavy Vinyl versions, our outstanding Super Hot will show you just what you've been missing
  • "The seven-minute title track was a car-cruising classic that celebrated both the glamour and seediness of Los Angeles; the other long cut, the brooding, jazzy 'Riders on the Storm,' was the group at its most melodic and ominous."
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Super Hot Stamper (With Issues)

Led Zeppelin
Houses of the Holy

  (Item #: ledzehouse_1905) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • You'll find outstanding, tubey magical, Double Plus (A++) grades and exceptionally quiet vinyl (with a small issue noted below), on both sides of this Zep classic
  • The sound here is big, lively, transparent (check out The Rain Song) and energetic (The Song Remains the Same is really rockin')
  • A Better Records Top 100 album (along with 4 other Zep titles), 5 Stars in AMG and a True Zeppelin Must Own Classic
  • "Jimmy Page's riffs rely on ringing, folky hooks as much as they do on thundering blues-rock, giving the album a lighter, more open atmosphere..."
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Super Hot Stamper

Talking Heads
Talking Heads: 77

  (Item #: talkitalki_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy of Talking Heads' New Wave Classic Debut with solid Double Plus (A++) sound - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Big, full and lively, as well as correct tonality from top to bottom, this is the right sound for this groundbreaking music
  • This album and specifically this Hot Stamper has the energy and power of live rock and roll, no doubt about it
  • 5 stars and a Top 100 Title: "The music was undeniably catchy, even at its most ominous, especially on 'Psycho Killer,' Byrne's supreme statement of demented purpose. [T]hey had succeeded as artists, using existing elements in an unusual combination to create something new that still managed to be oddly familiar. And that made Talking Heads: 77 a landmark album."
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Super Hot Stamper

Aretha Franklin
Hey Now Hey: The Other Side of the Sky

  (Item #: frankheyno_1902_1905) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • A superb sounding copy with Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Both sides are clean, clear, present and spacious with a solid bottom end
  • An album of deep introspective soul produced by none other than Quincy Jones!
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Super Hot Stamper

Booker T & The M.G.'s
Melting Pot

  (Item #: bookemelti_1903_1905) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • An excellent sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER throughout- exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Both sides here are super rich and Tubey Magical with a huge bottom end and tons of energy
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "Melting Pot could be the most well-realized of all the albums by Booker T. & the M.G.'s, a smooth and soulful, yet expansive 35 minutes of all originals..." - All Music
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Super Hot Stamper

Eric Clapton
Slowhand

  (Item #: claptslowh_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding copy of Clapton's 1977 release boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • One of our favorite Clapton albums - this one is notoriously difficult to find good sound quality and reasonably quiet surfaces
  • With Glyn Johns behind the board, rest assured the sound will be suitably rich, smooth, sweet and above all ANALOG
  • 4 1/2 stars: "This is laid-back virtuosity -- although Clapton and his band are never flashy, their playing is masterful and assured. That assurance and the album's eclectic material make Slowhand rank with 461 Ocean Boulevard as one of Eric Clapton's best albums."
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Super Hot Stamper

Rickie Lee Jones
Rickie Lee Jones

  (Item #: jonesricki_1904x) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • An outstanding copy of this Singer Songwriter Classic with both sides earning Double Plus (A++) grades for sound
  • Both sides are big and clear, with plenty of warmth and richness befitting an all analog recording, even one from as late as 1979
  • The superbly talented musicians and engineers deserve much of the credit for turning Rickie's debut into a Must Own Audiophile Favorite (and Grammy winner too)
  • "One of the most impressive debuts for a singer/songwriter ever, this infectious mixture of styles not only features a strong collection of original songs but also a singer with a savvy, distinctive voice that can be streetwise, childlike, and sophisticated, sometimes all in the same song."
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Super Hot Stamper

The Who
Who’s Next

  (Item #: who__whosn_1905) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • You'll find excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last on this UK Track pressing
  • Mint Minus Minus is about as quiet as it gets for a well-cared-for, unscratched vintage UK copy (which is a great way to fly on Who's Next)
  • Exceptionally rich, lively and present with a strong bottom, this is a hard rockin' Who's Next like you will not believe
  • Here's the kind of record that rewards a system with plenty of low end and the ability to play at loud levels
  • 5 stars in Allmusic, a Top 100 Title, The Who's One True Rock Masterpiece, an album that rewards countless plays with pleasure
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Super Hot Stamper

Yes
Close To The Edge

  (Item #: yes__close_1902_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two outstanding sides, each earning seriously good Double Plus (A++) grades - these early pressings are the only ones that can make sense of this challenging music
  • An incredibly complex recording, with huge organs, light-speed changes and an abundance of multi-tracked parts
  • As amazing as the sound may be, the good news is that the vinyl on this killer copy is exceptionally quiet as well
  • 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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Super Hot Stamper

Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Trilogy

  (Item #: emerstrilo_1902_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this UK Island pressing was one of the better copies we played in our recent shootout - exceptionally 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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Super Hot Stamper

Creedence Clearwater Revival
Cosmo's Factory

  (Item #: creedcosmo_1905_1) 

Our Price: $89.99

  • This outstanding copy of Cosmo's Factory boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it from first note to last
  • 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 surely 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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Super Hot Stamper (Quiet)

Creedence Clearwater Revival
Cosmo's Factory

  (Item #: creedcosmo_1905) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • With seriously good Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it throughout, we guarantee this will be the best sounding Cosmo's Factory you have ever heard - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • 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 surely 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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White Hot Stamper

Creedence Clearwater Revival
Cosmo's Factory

  (Item #: creedcosmo_1902_1905) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • KILLER Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the second - it doesn't get much better than this
  • The sound is incredibly present and punchy with great clarity, excellent bass, 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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White Hot Stamper

Eagles
Hotel California

  (Item #: eaglehotel_1905_1) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • A stunning copy that earned our top Triple Plus (A+++) grade or very close to it on both sides!
  • 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
  • "Hotel California unveiled what seemed almost like a whole new band" -- Allmusic, 5 stars
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Super Hot Stamper

Elvis Costello
Armed Forces

  (Item #: costearmed_1905) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this vintage UK pressing will show you just how good Elvis's Best Recording can sound on vinyl
  • Some of the biggest, boldest rock sound ever recorded, a True Demo Disc, just amazing on a pressing like this
  • 5 Stars and a Better Records Top 100 album - every track is Elvis at this best
  • "In contrast to the stripped-down pop and rock of his first two albums, Armed Forces boasted a detailed and textured pop production... However, the more spacious arrangements -- complete with ringing pianos, echoing reverb, layered guitars, and harmonies -- accent Costello's melodies... It's a dense but accessible pop record and ranks as his third masterpiece in a row."
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Super Hot Stamper

Prince
For You

  (Item #: princforyo_1905_1) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • A superb sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Both sides here are super clean, clear and present with plenty of bottom end weight
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl with both sides playing Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "On his debut album, For You, Prince shows exceptional skill for arranging and performing mainstream urban R&B and funk..." - All Music
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White Hot Stamper

Cheap Trick
Dream Police

  (Item #: cheapdream_1903_1905) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • KILLER sound throughout with both sides earning shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades
  • Both sides here are clean, clear, full-bodied and spacious with a huge bottom end and lots of big rock energy
  • "Underneath the gloss, there are a number of songs that rank among Cheap Trick's finest, particularly the paranoid title track... ... it would later feel like one of the group's last high-water marks." - All Music, 4 1/2 Stars
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Super Hot Stamper (With an Issue)

10cc
How Dare You!

  (Item #: tencchowda_1905) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • You'll find solid Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this outstanding early UK pressing of 10cc's fourth album, How Dare You!
  • This wonderful LP will show you that 10cc's commitment to Audiophile Recording Quality was - at the time - beyond reproach
  • Forget the dubby domestic stuff and the no-doubt-awful Heavy Vinyl, this early British pressing is huge, spacious and rich, with prodigious amounts of bass, like no other copy you've heard
  • 4 stars: "...a well-crafted album that shows off 10cc's eccentric humor and pop smarts in equal measure... it remains a solid album of witty pop songs that will satisfy anyone with a yen for 10cc."
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Super Hot Stamper

10cc
The Original Soundtrack

  (Item #: tenccorigi_1801_1905) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • An exceptionally good sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound throughout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Superb clarity and energy, solid down low, silky up top, and as huge as any recording you've ever heard
  • A Top 100 Album and a real SONIC BLOCKBUSTER on a copy that sounds as good as this one does
  • "10cc's Original Soundtrack is a fascinating record. Musically there's more going on than in ten Yes albums, yet it's generally as accessible as a straight pop band... 10cc is among the few groups actively engaged in stretching rock's restrictive boundaries in a constructive and meaningful manner, without falling prey to pretense or excess."
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Prince
For You

  (Item #: princforyo_1905) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A KILLER sounding copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish and the first to ever hit the site!
  • Both sides here are out of this world -- incredibly full-bodied, musical and Tubey Magical with a massive bottom end
  • "On his debut album, For You, Prince shows exceptional skill for arranging and performing mainstream urban R&B and funk..." - All Music
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White Hot Stamper

King Crimson
In The Wake Of Poseidon

  (Item #: kingcinthe_wake_1905x) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An exceptional copy of King Crimson's sophomore release boasts Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side one and an outstanding Double Plus (A++) side two
  • The sound is wonderful - here is the Tubey Magical richness that only the right early UK pressings can show you
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Their second album - largely composed of Robert Fripp's songwriting and material from their stage repertory - is actually better produced and better sounding than their first. Surprisingly, Fripp's guitar is not the dominant instrument here: The Mellotron, taken over by Fripp - and played even better than before - still remains the band's signature."
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Super Hot Stamper

Yes
Fragile

  (Item #: yes__fragi_1905_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two seriously good sides each rating a Double Plus (A++) or better, this copy was one of the better we played in our recent shootout
  • Long Distance Runaround is the Demo Disc track here and it is big and bold
  • Roundabout will blow your mind with its superb clarity, lack of smear, and shocking transparency - thanks Eddie Offord for your amazing engineering
  • 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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Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross

  (Item #: crosschris_1905_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A KILLER sounding copy of this Monster Album from 1979 with nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound throughout
  • This pressing is clearly fuller, bigger, more lively and more Tubey Magical than almost any other copy we played, and squarely in the best tradition of late-'70s pop productions
  • This one swept the Grammy awards, with great songs including Sailing, Ride Like The Wind and Never Be The Same - Michael McDonald's gorgeous harmonies are the icing on the cake
  • "While the hits like the dreamy "Sailing" and the surging "Ride Like the Wind" deserved all the attention, they're hardly the only highlights here — to borrow a sports metaphor, this has a deep bench, and there's not a weak moment here. "
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Super Hot Stamper

Peter Frampton
Wind of Change

  (Item #: frampwindo_1905_1) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • Superb sound throughout: solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • This British original is the very definition of TUBEY MAGIC, with sound so rich and sweet it will make you want to take all your CDs and dump them in the trash (now that record stores don't even want them anymore)
  • The best copies like this one keep what's good about the recording while letting us hear into the soundfield with glorious transparency
  • "The sound is crisp, the melodies catchy, and Frampton's distinctive, elliptical Gibson Les Paul guitar leads soar throughout... "
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Super Hot Stamper

Jerry
Garcia (Compliments)

  (Item #: garcigarci_1905) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Superb sound for Jerry's sophomore solo effort with both sides rating a solid Double Plus (A++) or BETTER
  • Both sides here are super clean, clear and full-bodied with a lovely bottom end
  • "This was an opportunity for Garcia to do something different — to sing, to perform, and to arrange a variety of songs however he wanted. As a result, he surely sounded like he was having the time of his life..." - John Metzger, The Music Box
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White Hot Stamper

David Bowie
Diamond Dogs

  (Item #: bowiediamo_1905) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it - this UK copy is killer from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Bowie handles sax, Mellotron, and Moog duties on the album, and plays practically all of the electric guitar parts (!)
  • It's ridiculously tough to find even passable sonics for the album - you'll be blown away by the size and weight of this one
  • Great songs including the title track, Rebel Rebel, 1984, Sweet Thing, Big Brother, Rock & Roll With Me and more
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White Hot Stamper

Roxy Music
Roxy Music

  (Item #: roxymroxym_1905) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Stunning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the first for this UK pressing - this is some of the most dynamic sound the band achieved - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Andy Hendriksen's engineering (over the course of a week!) is superb in all respects and practically faultless
  • A Top 100 album, the band's Masterpiece, and truly a Must Own Desert Island Disc of Glammy, Arty Rock
  • "Falling halfway between musical primitivism and art rock ambition, Roxy Music's eponymous debut remains a startling redefinition of rock's boundaries. Simultaneously embracing kitschy glamour and avant-pop, Roxy Music shimmers with seductive style and pulsates with disturbing synthetic textures."
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Super Hot Stamper

Eric Clapton
461 Ocean Boulevard

  (Item #: clapt461oc_1902_1905) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding UK pressing with two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides or close to them - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Big and full-bodied with wonderfully breathy vocals, tons of energy and virtually none of the smear that plagues so many copies
  • As good as the best domestic pressings can be, these British LPs clearly capture more of the 461 magic than the competition
  • "...the pop concessions on the album don't detract from the rootsy origins of the material, whether it's Johnny Otis' "Willie and the Hand Jive," the traditional blues "Motherless Children," Bob Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff," or Clapton's emotional original "Let It Grow." "
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Steve Miller Band
Book Of Dreams

  (Item #: millebooko_1905) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Stunning Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from first note to last makes this a Must Own copy for you Steve Miller fans out there
  • Present and lively with full-bodied tonality and plenty of three-dimensional studio space, only the best originals have the potential to give you this kind of sound
  • Jet Airliner, Swingtown, Jungle Love and Sacrifice all sound the way they should - BIG and ROCKIN'
  • 4 stars: "...this is a highlight of the '70s classic rock era and one of Miller's finest releases."
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Aerosmith
Aerosmith

  (Item #: aerosaeros_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A superb copy of Aerosmith's debut with solid Double Plus (A++) sound throughout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • With plenty of energy, killer rock bass, and clear, present vocals, this pressing has all the key qualities we look for in an Aerosmith record
  • Dream On sounds superb on this one - worth the price of admission alone
  • "In retrospect, it's a bit shocking how fully formed the signature Aerosmith sound was on their self-titled 1973 debut... Aerosmith clearly showcases all the attributes of the band that would become the defining American hard rock band of the '70s... "
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Jethro Tull
Thick As A Brick

  (Item #: jethrthick_1905_2) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An insanely good sounding copy with nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from start to finish
  • 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
  • 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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Ry Cooder
Into the Purple Valley

  (Item #: coodeintot_1905) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A STUNNING sounding copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish; the best to hit the site in many years!
  • Ry digs up a wonderful sampling of Dust Bowl-era songs that would otherwise have been lost to history
  • When the man picks up an instrument -- principally guitar and mandolin on this album -- he sure can play the heck out of it
  • "This is a must for those who love instrumental virtuosity... or just plain good music." — AMG 4 1/2 stars
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Supertramp
Breakfast In America

  (Item #: superbreak_1905) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • This killer copy of Breakfast In America boasts Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from first note to last
  • A superb recording with huge, spacious, dynamic, lively sound - on a copy like this it's DYNAMITE
  • A Top 100 title and True Demo Disc - turn it up and this recording gets LOUD like nothing you have ever experienced
  • 4 1/2 stars in the AMG: "The majority of the album consisted of tightly written, catchy, well-constructed pop songs, like the hits 'The Logical Song,' 'Take the Long Way Home,' and 'Goodbye Stranger.'"
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Peter Frampton
Wind of Change

  (Item #: frampwindo_1905) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Incredible Demo Disc sound throughout: Triple Plus (A+++) on side two and close to that (A++ to A+++) on side one
  • This British original is the very definition of TUBEY MAGIC, with sound so rich and sweet it will make you want to take all your CDs and dump them in the trash (now that record stores don't even want them anymore)
  • The best copies like this one keep what's good about the recording while letting us hear into the soundfield with glorious transparency
  • "The sound is crisp, the melodies catchy, and Frampton's distinctive, elliptical Gibson Les Paul guitar leads soar throughout... "
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Free
Fire and Water

  (Item #: free_firea_1905) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A superb copy of the band's third studio album with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound - reasonably quiet vinyl to this title too
  • Stunning Live-in-the-Studio Rock Sound that must be heard to be believed - All Right Now sounds fantastic
  • The recording sounds more alive than 99 out of 100 rock records we've played, and we've played the best sounding rock records ever made
  • Top 100 and 4 1/2 stars: "From Paul Kossoff's exquisite and tasteful guitar work, to Paul Rodgers' soulful vocals, this was a group that was easily worthy of the mantle worn by Cream, Blind Faith, or Derek & the Dominos."
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Jackson Browne
Late for the Sky

  (Item #: brownlatef_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding pressing of Browne's third album boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Compared to most pressings, this one is tubey with good size, clarity and separation
  • Nearly impossible to find these in even decent condition with good sound these days
  • 5 stars from AMG and Rolling Stone calls it the "quintessential Browne album," saying the "... open-ended poetry achieves power from the nearly religious intensity that accumulates around the central motifs; its fervor is underscored by the sparest and hardest production to be found on any Browne album yet... as well as by his impassioned, oracular singing style."
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Deep Purple
Made In Japan

  (Item #: deeppmadei_1905) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This outstanding UK pressing earned solid Double Plus (A++) grades for sound or BETTER on all four sides
  • Surpisingly clean, undistorted sound for a live album, yet every bit as big and lively as a Hard Rockin' Live Album should be
  • In terms of Tubey Magic, richness and naturalness, Made In Japan might just be The Best Sounding Live Album of All Time
  • Rolling Stone: "They've done countless shows since in countless permutations, but they've never sounded quite this perfect."
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Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath

  (Item #: blackblack_1806_1905) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • You'll find superb Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this Green Label WB pressing - exceptionally QUIET vinyl too!
  • Massive, powerful and spacious throughout - this copy of Black Sabbath's debut studio album is big, rich and solid like you won't believe
  • The best copies of the band's best album here are stunning Demo Discs - crank it up and your friends will be blown away by the size and the weight of this early, exceptionally clean pressing
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic and one of the best sounding hard rock recordings from the era, or, to be honest, from any era
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Journey
Infinity

  (Item #: journinfin_1905) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • A superb sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from start to finish
  • The overall sound here is clean, clear and present with a solid bottom end and lots of energy
  • "... adding [Steve Perry] to the band just prior to the sessions for Infinity proved to be a stroke of genius, and a move that undeniably altered the course of history for the fledging Bay Area act. Released in January of 1978, Infinity easily proved to be the band's most cohesive work to date." - All Music
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The Rolling Stones
Exile On Main Street

  (Item #: rolliexile_1905_1) 

Our Price: $699.99

  • A KILLER copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on sides one, two and three and superb Double Plus (A++) sound on the fourth side
  • This is Exile raw and real the way it should be - full-bodied and punchy with great presence and energy
  • Exceptionally QUIET vinyl for this Stones album - here is a copy that plays Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on all four 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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McDonald and Giles
McDonald and Giles

  (Item #: mcdonmcdon_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this very well recorded proggy album
  • These early UK pressed sides are full of the kind 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
  • 4 stars: "The main attraction is really the performances turned in by McDonald and the Giles brothers -- they all sound fabulous..."
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Pink Floyd
Meddle

  (Item #: pinkfmeddl_1901_1905) 

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


  • This outstanding British copy boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • This vintage British import has the richness, the space and the effortlessly extended top end that let's Meddle work its experimental proggy magic
  • A Top 100 album and Demo Disc on a par with Dark Side of the Moon (which is really saying something!)
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Pink Floyd were nothing if not masters of texture, and Meddle is one of their greatest excursions into little details, pointing the way to the measured brilliance of Dark Side of the Moon and the entire Roger Waters era."
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Lou Rawls
Natural Man

  (Item #: rawlsnatur_1905) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • This outstanding copy of Lous Rawls' 1971 release boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The immediacy of the vocals is striking, putting a living, breathing Lou Rawls right between your speakers
  • 4 stars: "Relying on his deep, rich voice, he sings with confidence everything from the bluesy 'I'm a King Bee' and the Beatles cover 'Got to Get You into My Life' to Duke Ellington's jazz ballad 'Sophisticated Lady'... a representative collection covering the eclectic range of styles in which Rawls has always performed."
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B.B. King
Friends

  (Item #: king_frien_1905) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A superb sounding copy of Friends with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • One of the better sounding B.B. King records we've heard - it's a treat to hear B.B. singing, playing guitar and backed by a horn section without the mediocre sonics that take all the fun out of listening to most copies
  • "... a gritty, soulful real stage performance where BB earns his living and forged his unique style... His voice was at its peak and this [recording] has captured his essence. It's that good."
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Commodores
Natural High

  (Item #: commonatur_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent copy of the band's 1978 release, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from top to bottom - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Spacious, full-bodied and Tubey Magical with a solid bottom end and driving rhythmic energy, this is the right sound for this music
  • "... even if 'Three Times a Lady' isn't your cup of tea, Natural High still has a lot to offer R&B fans. 'X-Rated Movie,' 'Such a Woman,' and 'I Like What You Do' are exhilarating examples of hardcore funk, and those who appreciate artists like Heatwave and the Brothers Johnson will find a lot to admire about 'Fire Girl' and 'Flying High' (both of which are sleek examples of the sophisticated funk style)." - All Music
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Chuck Mangione
Children of Sanchez

  (Item #: mangichild_1611_1905-) 

Our Price: $39.99

  • Four excellent sides, two Double Plus (A++) and two just shy of that grade
  • Super rich and full-bodied with tons of fat, funky bass, the kind we just can't get enough of
  • Recorded at Kendun and mastered by Robert Ludwig, the audiophile sound should come as no surprise
  • "Mangione's own performance... is frequently riveting, a darkly expressive, soulful element that conveys undiluted passion, sorrow, and joy."
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Average White Band
Average White Band

  (Item #: averaavera_1802_1905-) 

Our Price: $49.99

  • You'll find very good Hot Stamper sound from beginning to end on this AWB album, clearly their masterpiece
  • There's not a weak track on the album - if you've forgotten how good this music, here is your chance to get reaquainted
  • "AWB embraced soul and funk with so much conviction that it was clear this was anything but an "average" white band." - Allmusic 4 1/2 Stars
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Neil Young
Comes A Time

  (Item #: youngcomes_1905) 

Our Price: $39.99

  • You'll find very good Hot Stamper sound from first note to last on this 1978 release
  • Nicolette Larson lends beautiful harmonies that produce a special quality few of Neil's records have
  • A Top 100 title - the best copies of Comes a Time are right up there with the best recordings in Neil's catalog. That's saying a lot
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Comes a Time finally was the Neil Young album for the millions of fans who had loved Harvest..."
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Eric Clapton
There's One In Every Crowd

  (Item #: claptthere_1901_1904-) 

Our Price: $69.99
Sale Price: $49.00 (You save $20.99 / 30%)


  • Clapton's third solo studio album returns to the site for the first time in almost a year, with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Balanced, musical and full throughout - this pressing is a big step up from many of the other copies we played
  • This original stereo pressing is one of only a handful ever to hit the site - boy are these hard to find in clean condition with good sonics
  • The sound and music here are very similar to 461 Ocean Boulevard, so if you're a fan of that title, you'll find much to like here
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The Rolling Stones
Exile On Main Street

  (Item #: rolliexile_1905) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Superb sound throughout with all four sides earning Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This is Exile raw and real the way Glyn Johns and the band wanted it, the way that only the best Artisan pressings have any hope of sounding
  • 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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Dave Mason
Headkeeper

  (Item #: masonheadk_1905) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An excellent copy with Double Plus (A++) sound from the first note to the last - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Some of the best sound Dave Mason ever managed, so let's give credit where credit is due, to the amazing engineer Al Schmitt
  • If you're a Dave Mason fan this is one of the better albums he's put out and it deserves a place in your collection
  • "The spare, acoustic solo performance of "Can't Stop Worrying, Can't Stop Loving" heard here, for example, makes the undistinguished full-band studio version instantly obsolete. And the live version of "World In Changes" is one of the best pieces of early '70s rock, period."
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Bee Gees
Trafalgar

  (Item #: beegetrafa_1905_1) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • An outstanding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound form start to finish
  • The code has finally been cracked - this specific early Atco domestic pressing showed us a huge, rich, Tubey Magical Trafalgar we had no idea could even exist, mostly because all the British LPs we had on hand for the shootout were a joke next to it
  • The lead single "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?" was the first Bee Gees' No. 1 single in the United States
  • 4 stars - "Trafalgar remains one of the Bee Gees’ most critically acclaimed albums and can be found within the pages of 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die." - Rhino Records
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Pink Floyd
Dark Side Of The Moon

  (Item #: pinkfdarks_1905) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • 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
  • A Top 100 album (Top Ten actually) and Demo Disc to rival the greatest recordings of all time
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Bob Dylan & The Band
Before The Flood

  (Item #: dylanbefor_1905) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An outstanding copy with nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on sides one and four and Double Plus (A++) sound on the other two sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • These top sides are out of this world -- big, full-bodied and lively with excellent bass
  • A great live album with plenty of well known songs from the catalog of both Dylan and The Band
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Without qualification, this is the craziest and strongest rock and roll ever recorded. All analogous live albums fall flat."
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Foreigner
Head Games

  (Item #: foreiheadg_1809_1905) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • This outstanding copy of the band's third album earned outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides
  • One of the better copies from our recent shootout - big, bold and lively with a punchy bottom end
  • With plenty of energy, killer rock bass, and clear, present vocals, this pressing has all the key qualities we look for in a Foreigner record
  • 4 stars: "Foreigner continued its platinum winning streak on Head Games, the band's third album... and the supergroup's successes would continue well into the '80s."
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Led Zeppelin
In Through The Out Door

  (Item #: ledzeinthr_1901_1905-) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this was one of the better copies we played in our recent shootout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • It's all here: huge amounts of rock solid bass; grungy guitars; breathy, natural vocals and jump out of the speakers presence and energy
  • Fool In The Rain and All My Love are two of the best, and best sounding, tracks on the album
  • "The album's opening number, "In the Evening," with its stomping rhythms and heavy, staggered riffs, suggests that Zeppelin haven't deviated from their course, but by the time the rolling shuffle of "South Bound Suarez" kicks into gear, it's apparent that they've regained their sense of humor."
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Cat Stevens
Mona Bone Jakon

  (Item #: stevemonab_1905) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) Shootout Winning side two and a superb Double Plus (A++) side one, this copy of Cat Stevens' brilliant third album will be very hard to beat
  • So transparent, open, and spacious, nuances and subtleties that escaped you are now revealed as never before
  • When you play I Wish I Wish and I Think I See The Light on this vintage pressing, we think you will agree with us that this is one of the greatest Folk Rock albums of them all
  • These originals are nearly impossible to find in good shape - this copy has some problems but it sure sounds good!
  • "A delight, and because it never achieved the Top 40 radio ubiquity of later albums, it sounds fresh and distinct."
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Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Tarkus

  (Item #: emerstarku_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy is guaranteed to blow the doors off any other copy of Tarkus you've heard and it plays as quietly as any copy ever will (and far better than most)
  • This early British pressing with the Island Pink Rim label is guaranteed to rock like no other copy you've ever played
  • Eddie Offord's trademark Tubey Magic, energy, resolution, whomp factor and dynamics are all over this phenomenal recording
  • "More accomplished than the trio's first album, but not quite as polished as Brain Salad Surgery, Tarkus is nevertheless a must-have."
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Bob Seger
Night Moves

  (Item #: segernight_1905) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding vintage pressing with Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER for Bob Seger's breakthrough album (the 8th time's the charm) - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • A big step up over most of what we've heard - richer, fuller, more dynamic, more lively and just plain more fun
  • Knock the album if you like, but there's no denying it's one of Seger's best and certainly a '70s classic - every song's a hit, and deservedly so
  • 5 stars: "One of the universally acknowledged high points of late-'70s rock & roll. And, because of his passion and craft, it remains a thoroughly terrific record years later."
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David Bowie
David Live

  (Item #: bowiedavid_1905) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER on all four sides of this Bowie classic -- exceptionally quiet vinyl too!
  • One of our favorite live recordings - a great overview of Bowie's career through 1974
  • 1984, Rebel Rebel, Sweet Thing and Rock & Roll With Me come ALIVE in performance like you have never heard before
  • A-List players of the day deliver sonic treats, including multiple horn players, multiple percussionists, all-male chorus background vocals, the searing fuzzed-out guitar leads of Earl Slick, piano and Mellotron by Mike Garson, and the amazing Herbie Flowers on bass
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Bob Dylan
Desire

  (Item #: dylandesir_1905) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • With solid Double Plus (A++) sound from the first note to the last, this was one of the better copies from our most recent shootout
  • Both sides are wonderfully clean, clear, full and lively with excellent bass and lots of space around the instruments
  • Desire spent five weeks at Number One, mostly on the strength of the powerful and provocative "Hurricane"
  • Allmusic raves: "...one of his most fascinating records of the '70s and '80s -- more intriguing, lyrically and musically, than most of his latter-day affairs."
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Jethro Tull
Thick As A Brick

  (Item #: jethrthick_1905_1) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy was one of the best we played in our recent shootout
  • 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
  • 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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Bennett & Evans
The Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Album

  (Item #: benneevans_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent original pressing of this classic collaboration: Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • When heard on our best Hot Stamper pressings, the album clearly belongs near the top of the All Time Great Male Vocal Records
  • Waltz for Debby is the best thing here. You want to hear the Bennett-Evans Magic? Go right to that track
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "... one of the best albums of either's career... an excellent jazz-pop hybrid in which both musicians were shown off to advantage."
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Michael Jackson
Off The Wall

  (Item #: jacksoffth_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two SUPERB sides each rating a Double Plus (A++) for this MJ classic, with some of the most heartfelt music he ever recorded
  • The sound is tubey rich, smooth, sweet and lively throughout - this is the way Off the Wall should sound - quiet vinyl too
  • After years of MJ shootouts, we've come to realize that this is unquestionably the best sounding Michael Jackson album of them all
  • "...this was his breakthrough, the album that established him as an artist of astonishing talent and a bright star in his own right." - 5 stars
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John Coltrane
John Coltrane

  (Item #: coltrjohnc_1972_1905) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • This Prestige 2 disc set from 1972 has very good Hot Stamper sound on three sides and even better Double Plus (A++) sound on the 4th
  • Combining Traneing In and Soultrane, this album gives you some of the best of Coltrane's late '50s music, complete in every way
  • Four Stars for Soultrane: "Not indicative of the quality of this set is the observation that, because of the astounding Coltrane solo works that both precede and follow Soultrane -- most notably Lush Life and Blue Train -- the album has perhaps not been given the exclusive attention it so deserves."
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The Grateful Dead
From The Mars Hotel

  (Item #: gratefromt_1905_1) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • Superb sound throughout with both sides earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades
  • Both sides here are clean, clear and open with excellent presence, wonderful transparency and real depth to the soundfield
  • "From the Mars Hotel, while not a classic, represents one of their better studio albums... highly recommended for fans..." - All Music
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J.J. Cale
Troubadour

  (Item #: cale_troub_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Outstanding sound for this classic JJ Cale album with both sides earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades
  • Cale fans take note: this early Shelter pressing was doing almost everything right - it's rich, smooth, musical and very ANALOG
  • 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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Muddy Waters
I’m Ready

  (Item #: waterimrea_1905) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A KILLER copy with insanely good Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it from the first note to the last
  • If you're looking for a Hot Stamper Blues album to add a little variety to your collection, you can't do much better this copy of I'm Ready
  • 'Waters and band provide these well-worn gems with a little new studio polish, but it is with the newer songs that the performers really shine... For new listeners trying to get a feel of what the blues is all about, I'm Ready and its bookends are the albums to start with. Once you experience a taste of Muddy Waters, you'll be ready for more."
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Bruce Springsteen
Darkness On The Edge Of Town

  (Item #: sprindarkn_1905) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding copy of this Springsteen classic - nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on side two, close behind on side one (A++)
  • The full-bodied tonality here bring every passionate, emotionally charged track to life
  • The piano is solid and weighty, and the Tubey Magic is obvious for all to hear - huge, punchy, lively and rockin' throughout
  • The followup to Born to Run earned 4 1/2 stars: "Springsteen presented these hard truths in hard rock settings, the tracks paced by powerful drumming and searing guitar solos."
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Cat Stevens
Catch Bull At Four

  (Item #: stevecatch_1905) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With two outstanding Double Plus (A++) sides, this original pressing will be tough to beat - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Bigger, more dynamic, more lively, more present and just plain more EXCITING than anything you've heard before
  • This one can show you the sweeter, tubier Midrange Magic that we love about Cat Stevens recordings
  • Many of Cat's best songs are here - Can't Keep It In, Angelsea, 18th Avenue, Freezing Steel and more
  • "Celebrated and adored for his sanguine lyrics and irresistible hooks, Cat Stevens was one of the rare singer-songwriters capable of composing genuinely optimistic songs that didn't leave a sappy residue in listeners' ears."
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Alice Cooper
Billion Dollar Babies

  (Item #: coopebilli_1905) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • This outstanding copy boasts solid Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides - we guarantee you have never heard this music sound better
  • More open, present and balanced than most of the copies we played, with plenty of hard driving Rock and Roll energy
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Song for song, Billion Dollar Babies is probably the original Alice Cooper group's finest and strongest ... It remains one of rock's all-time, quintessential classics."
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Roxy Music
Country Life

  (Item #: roxymcount_1904_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This killer early British Island copy boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • These side were doing everything right -- incredibly big, full-bodied and spacious with tons of big Roxy energy and a solid bottom end
  • Many of the best songs Bryan Ferry ever wrote and Roxy ever played are here
  • AMG raves that "...Country Life finds Roxy Music at the peak of their powers, alternating between majestic, unsettling art rock and glamorous, elegant pop/rock. Roxy Music rarely sounded as invigorating as they do here."
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The Rolling Stones
Black and Blue

  (Item #: rolliblack_1904) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy of Black and Blue, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - relatively quiet vinyl too
  • 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 on the keys - he's all over the album, a very good thing indeed
  • "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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Hall and Oates
Abandoned Luncheonette

  (Item #: hallaaband_1904) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • This early Atlantic pressing was clearly bigger, smoother and more open than practically any other copy we played - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • By far the best sounding record these guys ever made, and for our money nothing in their recorded canon can touch it
  • A Better Records favorite, a longtime member of our Top 100, and an absolute thrill when it sounds like this!
  • 5 stars: "Hall & Oates' second album was the first indication of the duo's talent for sleek, soul-inflected pop/rock. It featured the single "She's Gone," which would become a big hit in 1975 when it was re-released following the success of "Sara Smile.""
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Grateful Dead
Wake Of The Flood

  (Item #: gratewakeo_1904) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Stunning sound throughout with Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides and vinyl that is about as quiet as we can find
  • This original pressing has the kind of Tubey Magical Midrange that modern records cannot even BEGIN to reproduce
  • A difficult album to find audiophile quality sound for, this is one of the best copies to ever hit the site
  • "Wake of the Flood was certainly as good - if not arguably better than - most of their previous non-live efforts."
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The Doobie Brothers
Toulouse Street

  (Item #: doobitoulo_1904) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An original Green Label pressing with seriously good Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides, this copy is really rockin' - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Two of our favorite engineers - Stephen Barncard & Donn Landee - worked their magic here
  • Smooth sound, punchy in the bass, dynamic in the choruses, sweet vocals - this is The Better Records Sound
  • 4 stars: "...it all still sounds astonishingly bracing 30 years later; it's still a keeper, and one of the most inviting and alluring albums of its era."
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Frank Sinatra
Some Nice Things I've Missed

  (Item #: sinatsomen_1904_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Both sides are clean, clear and present with plenty of top end extension
  • The record features Sinatra singing some of the biggest hits of the day by artists such as Stevie Wonder, Neil Diamond, Jim Croce, and Bread
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Jethro Tull
Aqualung

  (Item #: jethraqual_1901_1_1904) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This wonderful copy of Jethro Tull's fourth studio album earned oustanding Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides
  • The sound is excellent from start to finish - big, punchy, present, tubey and bursting with Rock and Roll energy
  • A Better Records Top 100 title that still floors us on the better copies, with sound that will jump right out of your speakers
  • 4 1/2 stars: "... one of the most astonishing progressions in rock history... the degree to which Tull upped the ante here is remarkable... Varied but cohesive, Aqualung is widely regarded as Tull's finest hour."
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Dave Mason
Alone Together

  (Item #: masonalone_1810_1904) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding copy of Mason's Masterpiece boasts solid Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Listen to how big and rich the dynamic chorus gets on the first track, Only You Know and I Know - what a thrill to hear it like that
  • A killer Bruce Botnick recording - Tubey Magical Analog, smooth and natural, with the whole production sitting on a rock solid bottom-end foundation
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Alone Together represents Dave Mason at his peak... everything comes together perfectly."
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America
Homecoming

  (Item #: amerihomec_1804_1904-) 

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


  • An outstanding copy of America's second album, boasting Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Side one is where practically all the best songs can be found, so this nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) copy is the way to go on Homecoming
  • Some of the most tubey, warm acoustic guitar reproduction you could ever ask for - this is the sound of real analog!
  • Ventura Highway sounds amazing here, as does everything else; it's a Demo Disc for acoustic guitars and vocals
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Gregg Allman
Laid Back

  (Item #: allmalaidb_1812_1904-) 

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


  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this was one of the better copies we played in our recent shootout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • We were surprised at how well recorded the album is, dramatically better than the Allmans' album from the same year, Brothers and Sisters
  • Full-bodied and Tubey Magical, with especially smooth, present vocals on side two, this is the sound we love at Better Records
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Recorded in the same year as the Brothers and Sisters album, this solo debut release is a beautiful amalgam of R&B, folk, and gospel sounds, with the best singing on any of Gregg Allman's solo releases."
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Flack / Hathaway
Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway

  (Item #: flackrober_1711_1904-) 

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


  • An excellent copy, with strong Double Plus (A++) grades throughout, on vinyl that's exceptionally QUIET for this notoriously noisy album
  • There's Tubey Magic, sweetness and spaciousness all over this recording - when it all comes together on Where Is The Love, you won't believe how good it sounds
  • One of our favorite duet albums, Flack and the woefully underrated Soul Man Donny Hathaway are in top form here
  • Allmusic raves: "A duet classic, and perhaps the most popular album Roberta Flack made. 'Where Is the Love' dominated urban contemporary radio for almost the entire year, while 'You've Got a Friend' was just as influential..."
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The Pentangle
Pentangling

  (Item #: pentapentangling_1707_1904-) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: procobroke_1711_1904-) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent sound throughout and the first copy to hit the site in many years; Double Plus (A++) or better on both sides
  • Looking for some proggy music that falls somewhere between Jethro Tull and Supertramp, with sonic credentials to match the recordings of those very well-recorded bands? Well, look no further
  • This early UK press is full of the Tubey Magic and studio space that makes the band's recordings the joy they are to play on a heavily-tweaked audiophile rig
  • "Simple Sister... is truly glorious, with Robin Trower's frightening lead guitar work juxtaposed nicely against a wonderful string arrangement."
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Frank Zappa
Fillmore East - June 1971

  (Item #: zappafillm_1704_1904-) 

Our Price: $79.99
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  • Superb sound from start to finish - Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • Side one has some of the strongest, funniest, most politically incorrect material: The Mud Shark, What Kind of Girl Do You Think We Are? and Bwana Dik
  • When you can hear it right this is an incredibly fun live album with surprisingly good sound
  • Thanks god Flo and Eddie (AKA The Turtles) have the vocal chops and then some to pull off this hilarious comic opera
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Yes
Close To The Edge

  (Item #: yes__close_1811_1904-) 

Our Price: $59.99

  • This early domestic Atlantic pressing of Yes's classic fifth album earned Hot Stamper sonic grades on both sides
  • Exceptionally QUIET vinyl for this title - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus - they don't come any cleaner than this
  • 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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Gary Wright
The Dream Weaver

  (Item #: wrighdream_1711_1904-) 

Our Price: $99.99
Sale Price: $79.00 (You save $20.99 / 21%)


  • You'll find superb Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last on this Gary Wright classic - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Big, rich, and full-bodied with lovely texture to the synths and relatively little grit - all crucially important to the best copies
  • Not many of these hit the site - they're tougher to come by with this kind of sound than you might imagine
  • 4 Stars: "Backed with only drums and a wide assortment of keyboards, Gary Wright crafted instantly recognizable tunes such as the title cut and 'Love Is Alive,' which caught on and remain staples of classic rock stations around the U.S. ... Dream Weaver hasn't lost any of its magic over time."
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Toto
Toto

  (Item #: toto_toto_1807_1904-) 

Our Price: $99.99
Sale Price: $69.00 (You save $30.99 / 31%)


  • This superb pressing of Toto's debut studio album boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • 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
  • Exceptional vinyl throughout - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus - they didn't press them any quieter
  • "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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10cc
Sheet Music

  (Item #: tenccsheet_1802_1904-) 

Our Price: $49.99

  • You'll find very good Hot Stamper sound and relatively quiet vinyl on both sides of this 10cc masterpiece
  • We regard this as the most well written and produced 10cc album and the best record they ever made
  • Bassist Graham Gouldman calls it "the definitive 10cc album" and he's probably right about that (although we love The Original Soundtrack that came out a year later)
  • "Three hit singles spun off the record, and most of the other tracks could have followed suit; it says much for Sheet Music's staying power that, no matter how many times the album is reissued, it has never lost its power to delight, excite, and set alight a lousy day."
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Cat Stevens
Teaser & The Firecat

  (Item #: stevetease_1901_1904-) 

Our Price: $49.99

  • This timeless Classic Folk Rock recording on the original A&M label offers very good sound on both sides
  • These Hot Stamper sides will rock your world with their richness, clarity, transparency and energy
  • AMG 5 Stars and a Top 100 album - it just may be the Best Sounding record Cat Stevens ever made
  • Tuesday’s Dead, Morning Has Broken, Bitterblue, Moonshadow, Peace Train - and that's just side two! What side of any album has five songs of such quality?
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