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Super Hot Stamper

Foreigner
Double Vision

  (Item #: foreidoubl_1812) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • This outstanding copy of Foreigner's sophomore release boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end
  • If you own the Half-Speed or any modern reissue, you won't believe how much bigger, clearer and more energetic this pressing is
  • Keith Olsen produced and engineered - he's the man behind the amazing sound of Buckingham/Nicks and Fleetwood Mac (1975)
  • 4 Stars: "Foreigner promptly followed up its blockbuster debut with the equally successful Double Vision LP in 1978, which featured the FM mega-hits "Hot Blooded" and the driving title track."
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Gregg Allman
Laid Back

  (Item #: allmalaidb_1812) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this was one of the better copies we played in our recent shootout - 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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The Moody Blues
Seventh Sojourn

  (Item #: moodyseven_1809_1812) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This outstanding copy of The Moody Blues' 1972 release earned solid Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides
  • The sound is clean, clear and full-bodied with excellent vocal presence and big, rich choruses - this is a good one, folks
  • Great sound isn't easy to come by for the Moody Blues -- it takes a lot of copies to find sound like this
  • The Moodies' biggest success on the American charts - I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock & Roll Band) is the killer hit from the album
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John Lennon
Imagine

  (Item #: lennoimagi_1812) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound throughout - this was one of the better copies to emerge from our most recent shootout
  • These superb UK pressings are rich, weighty and oh-so-tubey - it took us a long time to find stampers like these
  • Two of our favorite engineers worked their magic on this recording - our thanks go to Eddie Offord and Shelly Yakus
  • 5 stars: "A remarkable collection of songs that Lennon would never be able to better again."
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
4 Way Street

  (Item #: crosb4ways_1802_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Consistently outstanding sound for CSN&Y's classic live double album, with all four sides earning Double Plus (A++) grades or better and playing fairly quietly
  • This live album gives you the "naked" sound of the real thing - the real voices and the real guitars and the real everything else, in a way that would never happen again
  • Their brilliant engineer, Bill Halverson, worked his magic here, but only the best pressings let his genius shine the way this one does
  • 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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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Deja Vu

  (Item #: crosbdejav_1811) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • A stunning Shootout Winning copy that is guaranteed to blow your mind - each side rates a Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it
  • The sound is MAGNIFICENT- lively, present and rich in a way that nothing you've heard can compete with
  • One of our all time favorite albums at Better Records and one that almost never sounds THIS good
  • 5 stars: "One of the most hotly awaited second albums in history, Deja Vu lived up to its expectations and rose to number one on the charts... Déjà Vu worked as an album, a product of four potent musical talents who were all ascending to the top of their game coupled with some very skilled production, engineering, and editing."
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The Allman Brothers
... At Fillmore East

  (Item #: allmaatfil_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With four seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this Pink Label original is guaranteed to blow the doors off any other copy you've heard
  • This is one of the all-time great live albums, and with a copy like this one YOU ARE THERE at the Fillmore
  • The WHOMP factor here kicks up the excitement - here is the low end foundation that lets the extended guitar jams work
  • 5 stars: "At Fillmore East is like a great live jazz session, where the pleasure comes from the musicians' interaction and playing... The pinnacle of the Allmans and Southern rock at its most elastic, bluesy, and jazzy."
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Bernard Herrmann / Citizen Kane & Other Classic Film Scores

  (Item #: herrmcitiz_1811) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • You'll find Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides of this outstanding copy of the Citizen Kane Suite - one of the better pressings 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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The Who
Who’s Next

  (Item #: who__whosn_1811_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from first note to last on this UK Decca pressing
  • Exceptionally rich, lively and present with a strong bottom, this is a hard rockin' Who's Next like you will not believe
  • Talk about whomp - here's the kind of record that rewards a system with a killer bottom end and the ability to play at loud levels
  • 5 stars in Allmusic, a Top 100 Title, and without question The Who's One True Rock Masterpiece
  • "...there's anger and sorrow, humor and regret, passion and tumult, all wrapped up in a blistering package where the rage is as affecting as the heartbreak."
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The Greg Allman Band
Playin' Up A Storm

  (Item #: allmaplayi_1811_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding copy boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Both sides here are big and full with wonderfully rich and present vocals, a huge bottom end and lots of big rock energy
  • "Playin' Up a Storm is a well-made, expertly performed set of blues-rock, soul-pop, and straight-ahead rock & roll ...the thing that makes it one of Allman's best solo efforts is the terrific performances. Not only is he in fine voice, delivering each song with conviction, but his supporting band - featuring such luminaries as Dr. John and Bill Payne - is sterling."
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David Bowie
Diamond Dogs

  (Item #: bowiediamo_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from start to finish - this UK pressing will show you a Diamond Dogs you had no idea existed, yet here it is
  • One of the better copies from our most recent shootout (especially on the first side) - 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 - we guarantee you'll be blown away by this pressing
  • Great songs including the title track, Rebel Rebel, 1984, Sweet Thing, Big Brother, Rock & Roll With Me and more
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The Rolling Stones
Some Girls

  (Item #: rollisomeg_1811) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • 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
Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!

  (Item #: rolligetye_1811_1) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • You'll find Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the first; quiet vinyl too!
  • This vintage UK pressing has the power to put you in the middle of the Stones concert of a lifetime
  • Live rock and roll doesn't get much more real sounding or more fun than this - it's the only Must Own Stones live album we know of
  • In Rolling Stone's review of the album, critic Lester Bangs said, "I have no doubt that it's the best rock concert ever put on record."
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Captain Beefheart
Clear Spot

  (Item #: captaclear_1811) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • This outstanding pressing boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • One of the better copies of Clear Spot to hit the site in recent years - no question about it, this is his Masterpiece!
  • Produced by Ted Templeman, Clear Spot is one of Beefheart's most accessible albums and, IMHO, his best
  • 4 stars: "The sound is great throughout, and the feeling is of the coolest bar-band in town, not to mention one that could eat all the patrons for breakfast if it felt like it."
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Kris Kristofferson
Jesus Was A Capricorn

  (Item #: kristjesus_1811) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding copy Kris' 4th album, with solid Double Plus (A++)sound from first note to last
  • It's richer, fuller, more musical and more natural - Kristofferson's breathy voice is reproduced with a solidity and immediacy that's not easy to find
  • The vocals sound particularly nice on this copy - rich, warm and full, just as they should
  • "Both album and single went gold, giving Kristofferson his greatest success as a recording artist."
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Robert Palmer
Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley

  (Item #: palmesneak_1811_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A superb original UK Island Sunray pressing with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Both sides are super clean, clear and open with tons of energy and bottom end weight
  • The best album Robert Palmer ever made - with Little Feat and The Meters helping out, it had to be
  • "While the music is tight and solid, it is Robert Palmer's voice that is revelatory -- he sounds supremely confident among these talented musicians, and they seem to feed off his vocal intensity. Fans of the Meters or people who want to discover the funky side of Robert Palmer should check this one out."
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White Hot Stamper

Miles Davis
Bitches Brew

  (Item #: davisbitch_1811_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Stunning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side two and Double Plus (A++) or BETTER sound on the other three
  • All four sides offer superb Columbia jazz sound, although of a much more modern kind, a better fit for the avant garde nature of the music
  • Miles is joined by a litany of greats including Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Billy Cobham, Joe Zawinul, John McLaughlin, et al., all of whom would go on to pursue this style of jazz for decades to come
  • Bitches Brew showed Davis' music expanding in "beauty, subtlety and sheer magnificence", finding it "so rich in its form and substance that it permits and even encourages soaring flights of imagination by anyone who listens." Rolling Stone
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Bob Dylan
New Morning

  (Item #: dylannewmo_1808_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A superb vintage pressing with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or better throughout - on quiet vinyl to boot
  • During our recent shootout we found 1970's New Morning to be surprisingly enjoyable - it fits in nicely between Dylan's country era and his later '70s works such as Blood On The Tracks
  • He's also singing in his familiar Bob Dylan "nasally" voice, not the country croon he developed for Nashville Skyline
  • 4 1/2 stars: "... the overall quality is quite high, and many of the songs explore idiosyncratic routes Dylan had previously left untouched... Such offbeat songs make New Morning a charming, endearing record."
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Devo
Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo

  (Item #: devo_arewe_1801_1811) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • GET DEVOLVED! You'll find very good Hot Stamper sound on both sides of the band's 1978 debut here, produced by our man Brian Eno
  • A difficult album to find with good sound and quiet vinyl - this is the first copy to hit the site in a year
  • Tons of great songs including Uncontrollable Urge, Jocko Homo, Too Much Paranoias, and their killer cover of The Stones' Satisfaction
  • 4 1/2 stars: "A seminal touchstone in the development of American new wave."
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The Lovin' Spoonful
John Sebastian Songbook, Vol. 1

  (Item #: lovinjohns_1801_1811) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • 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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Grateful Dead
Blues For Allah

  (Item #: grateblues_1710_1811) 

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


  • This outstanding early pressing of The Dead's 1975 release boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from the first note to the last
  • Both sides here have the kind of sound that really brings the music to life - silky sweet vocals, good presence and energy, deep punchy bass and a big open and spacious soundfield
  • Probably the last essential Dead album for all but the most die-hard fan
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Blues for Allah — more than any past or future studio album — captures the Dead at their most natural and inspired."
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Ry Cooder
Jazz

  (Item #: coodejazz_1811_1) 

Our Price: $49.99

  • An outstanding copy of this exceptional recording boasting Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it from start to finish
  • There is so much to like about this pressing - clean, clear and full-bodied with good energy and presence
  • Lee Herschberg is one of our favorite engineers - he worked on most of Cooder's albums from this period and did his usually great job once again
  • "The complexity of the material on Jazz, as well as the arrangements by Joseph Byrd, dictate that this is Cooder's most polished and orchestrated effort to date."
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Kraftwerk
Autobahn

  (Item #: kraftautob_1811) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Superb sound throughout for this fun TAS-approved album with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Both sides here are super big, full-bodied, rich and Tubey Magical with plenty of extension on both ends
  • These are incredibly tough to find with the right sound and quiet surfaces, most copies we come across go straight into the trade-in pile
  • "Autobahn is where the group's hypnotic electronic pulse genuinely came into its own... the roots of electro-funk, ambient, and synth pop are all evident -- it's a pioneering album..." - All Music


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Toto
Toto

  (Item #: toto_toto_1810x) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • 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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Sly and the Family Stone
Greatest Hits

  (Item #: slyangreat_1808_1811) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A KILLER pressing of this nearly perfect Sly record, with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side and outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on the second
  • Punchy drums, horns that jump out of the speakers, and, most important of all, tonally correct vocals - these qualities are what set the best copies (like this one) apart
  • Note that many of the best songs here are exclusive to this greatest hits and cannot be found on any other album
  • "Music is rarely as vivacious, vigorous, and vibrant as this, and captured on one album, the spirit, sound, and songs of Sly & the Family Stone are all the more stunning."
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Bryan Ferry
Let's Stick Together

  (Item #: ferryletss_1705_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Our shootout winner for side two (which is the stronger of the two sides musically) - Triple Plus (A+++) on side two, Double Plus (A++) on one
  • For material and sound I consider this to be the best of Bryan Ferrry's solo albums - it's a blast from start to finish
  • The energy, presence, bass, and dynamic power (love that horn section!) place it well above his other side projects
  • 4 Stars: "The title track itself scored Ferry a deserved British hit single, with great sax work from Chris Mercer and Mel Collins and a driving, full band performance. Ferry's delivery is one of his best, right down to the yelps, and the whole thing chugs with post-glam power."
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Hot Tuna
Hot Tuna

  (Item #: hottuhottu_1802_1811) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With outstanding Double plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides, this is an excellent copy of the band's debut
  • If you like the kind of music Brits such as John Renbourn, Stefan Grossman, Bert Jansch and the like were making back in the '60s this should be right up your alley
  • Live, all acoustic, mostly Blues and Rags, this is about as far from the Jefferson Airplane as you can get
  • 4 Stars: "The result was less an indulgence than a new direction."
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The Rolling Stones
Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!

  (Item #: rolligetye_1806_1811) 

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


  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this Decca UK pressing
  • With this kind of superb energy and presence, turn it up loud and you are in the middle of the Stones concert of a lifetime
  • The performances of Sympathy For The Devil, Midnight Rambler, and Honky Tonk Woman are MAGICAL on this copy
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Recorded during their American tour in late 1969, and centered around live versions of material from the Beggars Banquet-Let It Bleed era... Often acclaimed as one of the top live rock albums of all time..."
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Bill Withers
Still Bill

  (Item #: withestill_1806_1811) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish on this copy of Bill Withers' second studio album
  • Some of the best soul sound you'll ever hear -- incredibly natural, full-bodied and present
  • Excellent sound for the two hit singles -- "Lean On Me" and "Use Me"
  • 5 stars: "It's warm and easily accessible, but it has a depth and complexity that reveals itself over numerous plays — and, given the sound and feel of the music, from the lush arrangements to his comforting voice, it's easy to want to play this again and again... the greatest testament to his considerable gifts."
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Joni Mitchell
Blue

  (Item #: mitchblue_1811_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Stunning sound throughout for arguably Joni's greatest album with both sides rating a Double Plus (A++)
  • Full-bodied and balanced with the kind of smooth musicality that's not always easy to find for Blue
  • A Better Records Top 100 title that belongs in any audiophile music collection worthy of the name
  • 5 stars: "Sad, spare, and beautiful, Blue is the quintessential confessional singer/songwriter album. Forthright and poetic, Joni Mitchell's songs are raw nerves, tales of love and loss (two words with relative meaning here) etched with stunning complexity..."
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The Faces
Long Player

  (Item #: faceslongp_1711_1811) 

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


  • A killer copy with a stunning Triple Plus (A+++) side two and an excellent Double Plus (A++) side one
  • Amazing live-in-the-studio sound that conveys completely the raw power of one of the hardest rockin' bands of all time
  • 5 stars in Allmusic and probably the Faces' Best Album, for sound and music - Maybe I'm Amazed? Hell yeah!
  • "...a ferocious rock & roll band who, on their best day, could wrestle the title of greatest rock & roll band away from the Stones."
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Richie Havens
The End Of The Beginning

  (Item #: haventheen_1805_1811) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • With Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on both sides, this copy of Richie's 1976 release will be hard to beat
  • This copy has surprisingly big, punchy, spacious and open Demo Quality Sound from start to finish
  • Havens' eclectic, unique style embraces elements of folk, soul, and rhythm & blues - on this pressing his music really comes to life
  • An unusually quiet pressing, this copy plays a true Mint Minus - only a handful of records on the site play as quietly
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Tom Waits
The Heart of Saturday Night

  (Item #: waitsheart_1708_1811) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • An excellent sounding copy of this Tom Waits classic with both sides rating a Double Plus (A++)
  • The overall sound is big, full and solid with a punchy bottom end and plenty of presence
  • A great Bones Howe recording that shines on the copies that sound like this one
  • Good sounding Tom Waits vinyl in clean condition is tough to come by these days - this is one of the better copies to ever hit the site
  • "Musically, the album contains the same mixture of folk, blues, and jazz as its predecessor ... (Looking For) The Heart of Saturday Night and Semi Suite are the equal of anything on Closing Time."
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America
America

  (Item #: ameriameri_1805_1811) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • An outstanding early pressing on the WB Green Label with superb Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from start to finish
  • One of our favorite Hippie Folk Rock albums - the instruments and voices will appear to be right in your listening room
  • The Tubey Magical acoustic guitars on this record are a true test of stereo reproduction - thanks Ken Scott!
  • "America's debut album is a folk-pop classic, a stellar collection of memorable songs that would prove influential on such acts as the Eagles and Dan Fogelberg..."
More America / More Hippie Folk Rock


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Tom Waits
Small Change

  (Item #: waitssmall_superxx) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • A superb sounding copy of this Tom Waits classic with both sides rating solid Double Plus (A++) sonic grades
  • Recorded LIVE to 2-track by Bones Howe, no wonder it's so big, full-bodied, clean and clear
  • A tough record to find in the bins these days - nobody wants to part with it - so this is one of only a handful of copies to hit the site in the last three years
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Small Change proves to be the archetypal album of his '70s work. A jazz trio comprising tenor sax player Lew Tabackin, bassist Jim Hughart and drummer Shelly Manne, plus an occasional string section, back Waits and his piano on songs steeped in whiskey and atmosphere..."
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Tom Waits
Small Change

  (Item #: waitssmall_1804_1811) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A KILLER copy with a Triple Plus (A+++) side two and a solid Double Plus (A++) side one
  • Recorded LIVE to 2-track by Bones Howe, no wonder the sound is so big, full-bodied, clean and clear
  • A tough record to find in the bins these days - nobody wants to part with it
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Small Change proves to be the archetypal album of his '70s work. A jazz trio comprising tenor sax player Lew Tabackin, bassist Jim Hughart and drummer Shelly Manne, plus an occasional string section, back Waits and his piano on songs steeped in whiskey and atmosphere..."
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Prokofiev / Symphonies No. 1 ('Classical') & 7 / Previn / LSO

  (Item #: prokosym1_emi_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides: 0 distortion, 0 smear, so big and clear
  • Rich, smooth strings on an EMI? Yes, this copy proves it's possible. None of that '70s EMI shrillness to be found here
  • One of the best combinations of sonics and performance that we have ever heard on vinyl
  • This pressing contains one of my favorite performances of the Classical Symphony
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Chicago
Chicago V

  (Item #: chicachica5_1712_1811) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Superb Big and Bold Chicago sound can be heard on both of these Double Plus (A++) sides - quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is especially rich, full and warm, with big bass, lively brass and multi-tracked vocals that are breathy and clear
  • 4 stars on Allmusic and one of their best sounding albums, the last to be recorded at Columbia's famed 30th Street studios
  • Their first Number One, and The Biggest Selling Album of 1972 (!), spending nine weeks at the top of the charts
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Harry Nilsson
A Little Touch of Schmilsson

  (Item #: nilssalitt_1709_1811) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides, this is a huge step up over most pressings - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • One of our favorite Nilsson releases (although we admit to being biased; we're huge fans) - it's truly the Ultimate latter-day standards album
  • A Better Records Rock and Pop Top 100 album for its wonderfully natural vocal and orchestral reproduction
  • Nilsson was nearly a decade ahead of Linda Ronstadt in hiring a conductor/arranger of the pre-rock era and recording an album of standards before a full orchestra. And he did it better than most, proving to be a marvelous interpreter of songs like "What'll I Do?" and "Makin' Whoopee!" His version of "As Time Goes By" became a minor hit.
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John Lee Hooker
Never Get Out Of These Blues Alive

  (Item #: hookenever_1811) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades or close to them, this copy will show you just how big and rich this record can be
  • It's one of the best sounding John Lee Hooker albums we've heard - exceptionally well recorded at Wally Heiders' right here in L.A..
  • Features a host of "the greats" lending a hand, including Van Morrison, Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite, and Steve Miller
  • "...this album continues his work with mostly younger musicians and predates similar projects The Healer and Mr. Lucky by about 20 years."
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The Faces
A Nod Is As Good As A Wink

  (Item #: facesanodi_1811) 

Our Price: $99.99
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  • Two outstanding Double Plus (A++) sides mean The Faces' British Blues Rock is alive and well on this vintage all analog pressing
  • Rich and solid, yet fairly spacious and transparent, this early Green Label pressing did well in our shootout by having a combination of weight and clarity that really worked for us
  • 5 stars: The Faces' third album finally gave the group their long-awaited hit single in "Stay with Me," helping send the album into the Billboard Top Ten... [It's] the tightest record the band ever made. It's another classic — and when you consider that the band also had Long Player to their credit and had their hands all over Every Picture in 1971, it's hard to imagine another band or singer having a year more extraordinary as this."
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Art Garfunkel
Breakaway

  (Item #: garfubreak_1802_1811) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Both sides of this hit-filled solo album from 1975 earned seriously good Double Plus (A++) grades for sound
  • Open, rich, musical and full - Richard Perry went for the Big Sound here and he got it
  • Relatively quiet vinyl for this album, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus - most copies are much, much noisier than this one
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Van Morrison
Wavelength

  (Item #: morriwavel_1803_1811) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • This pressing of Morrison's 1978 album boasts very good Hot Stamper sound on both sides
  • His biggest selling album to date? Seems hard to believe but that's what Wikipedia says - it went gold in 3 months
  • This copy plays on relatively quiet vinyl, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • Time magazine raved: "Morrison has made two, maybe three albums that rank high among the finest of all rock 'n' roll. Wavelength is good enough to stand close by Morrison's best work, a record of sinuous, sensuous magic. The man just can't be beat."
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Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Tarkus

  (Item #: emerstarku_1804_1811) 

Our Price: $89.99

  • This UK copy of the band's sophomore album earned very good Hot Stamper grades on both sides
  • The best British pressings took top honors for sound in our shootout, with the kind of sweetness, openness, Tubey Magic, correct tonality, presence without aggressiveness, well-defined note-like bass, extended airy highs and all the rest that are the hallmarks of the Hottest of the Hot
  • Emerson admitted that Tarkus was one of his favorite albums, "not least because the title track has taken on a life of its own."
  • "Tarkus is a thoroughly written, focused piece of music. It remains among the Top Ten classic tracks in progressive rock history..."
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Bryan Ferry
Another Time, Another Place

  (Item #: ferryanoth_1803_1811) 

Our Price: $89.99

  • With solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish, this was one of the better copies from our recent shootout
  • The overall sound here is big, full and lively with a huge bottom end and lots of energy and presence
  • The Island imports are the only way to go, and this copy will show you why!
  • Allmusic: "Ferry and company, plus various brass and string sections, turn on the showiness enough to make it all fun."
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Harry Nilsson
Son of Schmilsson

  (Item #: nilsssonof_1711_1811) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Both sides of this killer cult classic pressing earned excellent Double Plus (A++) grades and play on quiet vinyl
  • Rich and full-bodied, clean, and clear, while the bass is big and punchy, and the energy level is off the charts
  • One of Nilsson's best albums, both sonically and musically - for fans this is an absolute Must Own
  • 4 1/2 stars: "... a fantastic set of songs that illustrate what a skilled, versatile songsmith Nilsson was... if you appreciate Nilsson's musicality and weirdo humor, he never got any better."
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Cat Stevens
Catch Bull At Four

  (Item #: stevecatch_1811_) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • With a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side one and an outstanding Double Plus (A++) side two, this original pressing will be tough to beat
  • 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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The Who
Who Are You

  (Item #: who__whoar_1809_1811) 

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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Duke Ellington
Up In Duke's Workshop

  (Item #: ellinupind_1712_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) Ellington Big Band sound, taken from 1969-1972 recordings, can be found on both of these outstanding sides
  • Pablo has here compiled some of Ellington's best later music and mastered and pressed it wonderfully as well
  • "At first listen it is rougher, seems to be less evolved than his earlier easier-to-notice stylistic approach. If you give this a couple of plays, you will find it totally mesmerizing."
  • "Duke Ellington was the most important composer in the history of jazz as well as being a bandleader who held his large group together continuously for almost 50 years."
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Gerry Rafferty
City To City

  (Item #: raffecityt_1811) 

Our Price: $49.99

  • You'll find Hot Stamper sound on both sides of this early British pressing of Rafferty's Must Own Classic
  • A Personal Favorite from way back - one of the true Must Own British Folk Rock Albums of its day
  • "Rafferty's turns of phrase and tight composition skills create a fresh sound and perspective all his own. Any diverse style (and he attempts many) filters through his unique mindset, resulting in a classic platter buoyed by many moments of sheer genius. "Whatever's written in your heart, that's all that matters.""
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Linda Ronstadt
Prisoner In Disguise

  (Item #: ronstpriso_1811) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this copy of Prisoner, the followup to Linda's Masterpiece, Heart Like a Wheel
  • This is an amazing recording, but it takes a special copy like this one to reveal all the magic that we know must be on the tape
  • 4 1/2 stars - Love Is a Rose, Tracks of My Tears and Heat Wave were hits, but Linda really pours her heart into Hey Mister, That's Me up on the Jukebox
  • Andrew Gold (so critical to the success of HLAW) is still heavily involved, along with EmmyLou Harris, James Taylor, Lowell George, David Lindley, JD Souther, and of course Peter Asher
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Steely Dan
Can't Buy A Thrill

  (Item #: steelcantb_1809_1811) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Both sides of this Steely Dan classic earned seriously good Double Plus (A++) grades - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • 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."
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Yes
Close To The Edge

  (Item #: yes__close_1811) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • 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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Tom Waits
Nighthawks At The Diner

  (Item #: waitsnight_1811_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A superb copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish; mostly quiet vinyl too!
  • One of our very favorite Waits albums for music and sound, and this copy will show you why!
  • The clarity, transparency and immediacy put you right there as Waits and crew lay it down live in the studio
  • A one-of-a-kind album (and incredible recording) with elements of poetry, spoken word and jazz -- tons of fun
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ZZ Top
Fandango

  (Item #: zztopfanda_1811) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) grades grace both sides of this '75 classic
  • From first note to last, the sound works for this music — tonally right, lively and plenty of top end extension
  • This is some of the grungiest guitar rock we've heard in a while and we were lovin' every minute of it
  • A mix of live material (Jailhouse Rock) and studio cuts (Tush, Heard It on the X)
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The Allman Brothers
Brothers and Sisters

  (Item #: allmabroth_1811) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • A very respectable copy, with each side earning Hot Stamper grades and blessed with fairly quiet vinyl
  • 4 stars on Allmusic and the band's commercial peak, featuring great songs as well as stellar guitar work from Dickie Betts
  • "The Allman Brothers Band's first new studio album in two years shows off a leaner brand of musicianship, which, coupled with a pair of serious crowd-pleasers, "Ramblin' Man" and "Jessica," helped drive it to the top of the charts for a month and a half and to platinum record sales."
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Gerry Rafferty
City To City

  (Item #: raffecityt_1710_1811) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish on this early British pressing of Rafferty's Must Own Classic
  • City to City is truly an Undiscovered Gem - no right-thinking audiophile can fail to be impressed the songwriting and production of Rafferty's Masterpiece of British Folk Pop
  • You won't believe how rich, Tubey Magical, big, undistorted and present this copy is (until you play it anyway)
  • Allmusic 4 1/2 stars: "Rafferty's turns of phrase and tight composition skills create a fresh sound and perspective all his own... resulting in a classic platter buoyed by many moments of sheer genius."
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Janis Joplin
Pearl

  (Item #: joplipearl_1706_1811) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Two strong Double Plus (A++) sides on relatively quiet vinyl - 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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Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton

  (Item #: claptericc_1808_1811) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • A killer early UK copy, earning Double Plus (A++) sonic grades for both sides, guaranteed to trounce whatever you've heard
  • An underrated Blues Rock masterpiece from 1970 - easily his best studio album outside of Layla - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • 4 1/2 stars in the All Music Guide and a longtime Better Records favorite - almost every song is good, and many are superb
  • "Clapton turns out concise solos that de-emphasize his status as guitar god, even when they display astonishing musicality and technique."
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Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton

  (Item #: claptericc_1811) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A knockout UK pressing with Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish - nothing could touch this bad boy! (ahem)
  • Both sides deliver excellent clarity and transparency, real Rock and Roll energy, and solid weight and whomp down low
  • An underrated masterpiece from 1970 - easily his best studio album outside of Layla
  • 4 1/2 stars in the All Music Guide and a longtime Better Records favorite - this is Clapton in his prime
  • "Clapton turns out concise solos that de-emphasize his status as guitar god, even when they display astonishing musicality and technique."
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The Beatles
Let It Be

  (Item #: beatlletit_1811_1) 

Our Price: $59.99

  • You'll find very good sound on this Hot Stamper UK pressing of Let It Be from start to finish - quiet vinyl too
  • A late-period album with real rock 'n' roll power - we love the "live-in-the-studio" rockers like I’ve Got a Feeling
  • If all you have is the Heavy Vinyl pressing or the MoFi, you will not believe how good this album can sound on a real UK Parlophone such as this one
  • AMG: "...it's an album well worth having, as when the Beatles were in top form here, they were as good as ever."
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Neil Young
Comes A Time

  (Item #: youngcomes_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Drop the needle on Comes A Time or Look Out For My Love and hear how rich, warm and Tubey Magical the sound is
  • The top copies of Comes a Time are the sonic equal of the best recordings in Neil's catalog. That's saying a lot
  • Top 100 and Allmusic 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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Linda Ronstadt
Heart Like A Wheel

  (Item #: ronstheart_1708_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound for our favorite Linda Ronstadt album, hands down her Masterpiece
  • When Will I Be Loved?, You're No Good, It Doesn't Matter Anymore and You Can Close Your Eyes are crazy good here
  • Both sides here are big, full and lively with huge punchy bass and tons of energy
  • By far the best album Ms Ronstadt ever made - truly a Masterpiece and a Mid-'70s Must Own Classic
  • 5 stars: "A veritable catalog of Californian soft rock, and it stands as a landmark of '70s mainstream pop/rock."
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The Beatles
Let It Be

  (Item #: beatlletit_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • With two outstanding Double Plus (A++) sides, this UK pressing is bringing out the best qualities Let It Be's sound
  • There's no studio wizardry, no heavy-handed mastering, no phony EQ - here is some of the most realistic, natural Beatles sound you can get
  • Copies like this one make good on the promise that Let It Be captures the greatest rock band of all time playing and singing their hearts out
  • "The album is on the whole underrated... it's an album well worth having, as when the Beatles were in top form here, they were as good as ever."
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Neil Young
Zuma

  (Item #: youngzuma_1811) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • These Double Plus (A++) sides of Neil's exceptionally well recorded 1975 Masterpiece are guaranteed to floor audiophiles and Neil Young fans alike - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Zuma captures a kind of garage band purity that makes practically any other studio album you own sound processed and desiccated in comparison
  • For a hard-rockin' Neil Young album with Demonstration Quality sound, you'll have a hard time finding a better choice than a Hot Stamper pressing of Zuma
  • A Must Own Top 100 Title - just drop the needle on Danger Bird or Cortez the Killer to have your mind blown!
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Dr. John
In The Right Place

  (Item #: drjohinthe_1801_1811) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides for this Must Own Dr. John album
  • SURPRISINGLY GOOD SOUND - who knew how well recorded this album was? (Certainly not the audiophile press)
  • We don't know of any other Dr. John album with sound remotely as good, and the modern albums of his we've played were just awful
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Dr. John finally struck paydirt here and was certainly In the Right Place. With the hit single "Right Place Wrong Time" bounding up the charts, this fine collection saw many unaware listeners being initiated into New Orleans-style rock."
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Fleetwood Mac
Tusk

  (Item #: fleettusk_1806_1811) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This outstanding copy of Tusk boasts four excellent sides, all earning Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER
  • The sound is clear, rich, warm and full-bodied throughout - the best sounding tracks are killer here
  • Relatively quiet on two sides - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus vinyl and close to that on the others
  • 5 stars on Allmusic - the highlights include Storms, Sara, Over and Over and the classic title track
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Ray Charles
All Time Great Country and Western Hits

  (Item #: charlallti_1810x) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A stunning sounding copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on sides two, three and four and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the first side
  • 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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Supertramp
Even In The Quietest Moments

  (Item #: supereveni_1803_1811) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An insanely good sounding copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too!
  • Quietest Moments can hold its own with any of the band's classics, from Crime all the way through to Breakfast
  • Big Production Tubey Magical British Art Rock just doesn't get much better than Supertramp in the Seventies
  • "The title of Even in the Quietest Moments... isn't much of an exaggeration — this 1977 album finds Supertramp indulging in some of their quietest moments... It feels more pop than it actually is, despite the opening single, "Give a Little Bit," their poppiest song to date, as well as their biggest hit."
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Black Sabbath
Master of Reality

  (Item #: blackmaste_1807_1811) 

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


  • An excellent original pressing of Black Sabbath's third studio release, with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from first note to last - quiet vinyl too
  • These two sides are big and bold with plenty of bass and driving rock energy - this is the right sound for this heavy music
  • It is ridiculously tough to find copies of this album that sound this good and play this quietly, tougher even than it is for Paranoid or the first album
  • 5 stars: "Master of Reality essentially creates multiple metal subgenres all by itself, laying the sonic foundations for doom, stoner, AND sludge metal, all in the space of just over half an hour."
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Toto
Toto

  (Item #: toto_toto_1807_1811) 

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


  • 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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Genesis
Trespass

  (Item #: genestresp_1806_1811) 

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


  • Only the second Shootout Winning copy to ever hit the site and boy is it KILLER! Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides
  • The overall sound here is incredibly big, rich and Tubey Magical with lots of big rock energy and nice extension on both ends
  • About as quiet as these British copies come - Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • "... "tasteful, subtle and refined" - Melody Maker
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Stevie Wonder
Fulfillingness’ First Finale

  (Item #: wondefulfi_1807_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • Outstanding sound for the followup to Innervisions with both sides rating a strong Double Plus (A++)
  • Clean, clear and open with with a punchy bottom end and excellent energy
  • Boogie On Reggae Woman and You Haven't Done Nothing were the big hits but the other tracks on the album are where the real Stevie magic can be found
  • Allmusic 4 1/2 stars: "The songs and arrangements are the warmest since Talking Book, and Stevie positively caresses his vocals on this set, encompassing the vagaries of love, from dreaming of it ("Creepin'") to being bashful of it ("Too Shy to Say") to knowing when it's over ("It Ain't No Use")."
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The Faces
A Nod Is As Good As A Wink

  (Item #: facesanodi_1805_1811) 

Our Price: $199.99
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  • Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side one backed with excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on side two, this copy is a MONSTER!
  • Rich and solid, yet spacious, and transparent - it won the shootout by being nothing like the thick, muddy, congested sound we heard from most of the copies we played against it
  • 5 stars: The Faces' third album finally gave the group their long-awaited hit single in "Stay with Me," helping send the album into the Billboard Top Ten... [It's] the tightest record the band ever made. It's another classic — and when you consider that the band also had Long Player to their credit and had their hands all over Every Picture in 1971, it's hard to imagine another band or singer having a year more extraordinary as this."
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Joni Mitchell
Court and Spark

  (Item #: mitchcourt_1810x) 

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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Richard and Linda Thompson
Hokey Pokey

  (Item #: thomphokey_1805_1811) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Off the charts Shootout Winning sound for this classic Richard and Linda Thompson album - both sides earned our top grade of Triple Plus (A+++)
  • The best copy we've ever played, with superior Tubey Magical richness that just knocked us out and made this copy our clear Shootout Winner
  • Everything you want in the sound of a good British Folk Rock album is here in abundance - WOW!
  • 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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Hall and Oates
Abandoned Luncheonette

  (Item #: hallaaband_1810x) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent sound throughout with each side rating a sonic grade of Double Plus (A++) or better for Hall and Oates One True Masterpiece
  • Rich, sweet, open, and smooth, this is about as good as it gets on an early '70s multi-track popular recording
  • A Better Records favorite (Top 100 of course) 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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Little Feat
Waiting For Columbus

  (Item #: littlwaiti_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With Double Plus (A++) grades, or close to it, on all four sides, this copy of Waiting for Columbus is outstanding from first note to last
  • Some of the best sounding live rock and roll sound you will ever hear outside of a concert venue
  • One of our all-time favorite live recordings and their single best release - a true Masterpiece
  • "There's much to savor on Waiting for Columbus, one of the great live albums of its era, thanks to rich performances that prove Little Feat were one of the great live bands of their time."
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Led Zeppelin
The Song Remains The Same

  (Item #: ledzesongr_1811) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Superb sound for this soundtrack album with Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on all four sides
  • Clean, clear and open with a strong bass foundation and plenty of live rock and roll energy
  • An incredibly tough album to find with the right sound and surfaces
  • Packed with Zep classics, including The Song Remains The Same, Dazed and Confused, Stairway to Heaven, and more
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The Beach Boys
In Concert

  (Item #: beachincon_1803_1811) 

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


  • Wonderful Double Plus (A++) sound on all four sides - this is only the second copy to ever hit the site, and it's a good one!
  • Fairly quiet on the fourth side - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus - the other three sides plays Mint Minus Minus
  • "Beach Boys in Concert was the final live album to be issued -- excluding archival vault releases -- capturing the seminal American combo as a viable, hard-working rock & roll band with timeless material instead of the parody that Mike Love so perfectly embodied during their final years. This is the way the Beach Boys deserve to be remembered." - 4 Stars
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Van Morrison
Tupelo Honey

  (Item #: morritupel_1811_2) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • An insanely good shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) side one backed with a superb Double Plus (A++) side two, both chock full of Tubey Magic
  • Wild Night and the title track sound amazing - rich and full-bodied with lovely warmth and above all naturalness
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic and featuring some of Stephen Barncard's best engineering - it's rich, sweet and smooth
  • "Tupelo Honey is in one sense but another example of the artist making increased use of the album as the unit of communication as opposed to merely the song or the cut. Everything on it is perfectly integrated."
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David Gilmour
David Gilmour

  (Item #: gilmodavid_1803_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last - these sides are big, bold and spacious, just the way we like 'em
  • The bass is killer, tight with real weight, and the drums are punchy - exactly like the better Pink Floyd albums
  • For my money, this is a better sounding recording than The Final Cut or the Roger Waters solo debut
  • "By the time of Gilmour's solo debut, he had not only established himself several times over as an underrated, powerful guitarist in Pink Floyd, but as a remarkably emotional singer..."
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Fleetwood Mac
Penguin

  (Item #: fleetpengu_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this was one of the better copies we played in our recent shootout
  • This early Reprise LP is a huge step up from most - this copy is full-bodied, smooth and musical - classic Fleetwood Mac sound
  • One of my favorite songs on the album is one of Christine McVie's best from this period, Did You Ever Love Me - on this pressing it's rich and sweet exactly the way it should be
  • "Fleetwood Mac's first album made after the departure of Danny Kirwan features the additions of guitarist Bob Weston and singer Dave Walker... This album gave Fleetwood Mac its best U.S. chart showing yet..."
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Grateful Dead
Wake Of The Flood

  (Item #: gratewakeo_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A superb sounding copy with Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides and vinyl that is exceptionally quite for this album
  • This original pressing has the kind of Tubey Magical Midrange that modern records cannot even BEGIN to reproduce
  • A difficult album to find good sound for, this is one of the few copies good enough to 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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Carole King
Tapestry

  (Item #: king_tapes_1811_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Very good Hot Stamper sound from start to finish for this copy of Carole King's beloved Tapestry
  • The vinyl is exceptionally quiet for Tapestry - it's the rare copy that can play Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus the way this one does
  • Carole's masterpiece is just loaded with great songs, and they sure sound better here than on most pressings
  • 5 stars: "...an intensely emotional record, the songs confessional and direct; in its time it connected with listeners like few records before it, and it remains an illuminating experience decades later."
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Queen
A Day At the Races

  (Item #: queendayat_1811) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy was one of the best we played in our recent shootout
  • Tie Your Mother Down and Somebody to Love are both wonderful sounding on this EARLY British pressing
  • It's incredibly difficult to find big, bold, lively sound like this for Queen - it takes us years to do the shootout
  • "Its sleek, streamlined finish is the biggest indication that Queen has entered a new phase, where they're globe-conquering titans instead of underdogs on the make."
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Dave Mason
Headkeeper

  (Item #: masonheadk_1705s_1811) 

Our Price: $49.99

  • An excellent copy with Double Plus (A++) sound from the first note to the last
  • The sound is big and open with tons of clarity, plenty of top end extension and a big bottom end
  • 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
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Talking Heads
Fear of Music

  (Item #: talkifearo_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This Talking Heads LP boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish; quiet vinyl too!
  • I'd be hard-pressed to name another group from the era who put out more groundbreaking yet accessible records than the Talking Heads
  • Producer Brian Eno wasn't shy about adding multiple layers of effects and processing; the texture of Eno's synthesizers gives the music depth and character
  • 4 1/2 stars: "...the music is becoming denser and more driving... with lyrics that match the music's power... its better songs are as good as any Talking Heads ever did"
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David Bowie
Space Oddity

  (Item #: bowiespace_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER on both sides, this is the right sound for Bowie's 1969 classic
  • Very full-bodied and lively sound, solid and present vocals, as well as excellent clarity all around
  • Ken Scott engineered at Trident; Rick Wakeman plays a mean mellotron
  • "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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Eric Clapton
Slowhand

  (Item #: claptslowh_1811) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • A solid copy of one of our favorite Clapton records that earned Hot Stamper sonic grades on both sides
  • The sound is full-bodied and clear, with strong bass and natural vocals
  • Includes Cocaine, Wonderful Tonight, Lay Down Sally and May You Never -- all with very good sound
  • "Laid-back virtuosity... never flashy, their playing is masterful and assured." -- Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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Cat Stevens
Mona Bone Jakon

  (Item #: stevemonab_1805_1811) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on this original 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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Robin Trower
Bridge of Sighs

  (Item #: trowebridg_1811) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Two outstanding sides each rating a solid Double Plus (A++) for Trower's amazingly well recorded Psych masterpiece
  • 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) and 4 1/2 stars on AMG: "...his most stunning, representative, and consistent collection of tunes. Bridge of Sighs holds up to repeated listenings as a timeless work, as well as the crown jewel in Trower's extensive catalog."
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Leonard Cohen
Live Songs

  (Item #: cohenlives_1806_1811) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • An outstanding copy of Cohen's first live album, with superb Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • This excellent collection consists of the best performances of many of Cohen's most iconic songs - often strikingly different from the album versions - taken from different shows he performed early in his career, spanning the years '70 to '72
  • The best pressings like this one are rich and natural, with Cohen's voice especially deep and gravely, the way he sounds in real life as a matter of fact (!)
  • 4 stars: "...for those who've formed a friendship with the words and wisdom of Leonard Cohen, this album finds him raw and naked in one of his finest hours."
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Dr. John
Dr. John's Gumbo

  (Item #: drjohgumbo_1806_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Dr. John's Gumbo makes it back to the site, with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • Full, lively, and solid, this copy has just the right sound for this collection of quintessential New Orleans Rhythm and Blues tracks
  • The superbly talented Keith Olsen engineered - just one year later he would record Buckingham-Nicks, and two years after that Fleetwood Mac
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Dr. John's Gumbo bridged the gap between post-hippie rock and early rock & roll, blues, and R&B... that sly fusion of styles makes Dr. John's Gumbo one of Dr. John's finest albums."
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Harry Edison & Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
Simply Sweets

  (Item #: edisosimpl_1804_1811) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With stunning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from first note to last, this copy of Simply Sweets simply blew away every other pressing in our recent shootout
  • This is one of the best sounding small group Pablo recordings we have played in quite a while - the sound of this superb jazz quintet is lively and real like you will not believe
  • The legendary engineer Val Valentin put this one on tape, brilliantly - he's the man behind some of our All Time Pablo favorites
  • "Trumpeter Harry 'Sweets' Edison and tenor saxophonist Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis always made a potent pair. They both possessed immediately identifiable sounds, were veterans of Count Basie's Orchestra and never had any difficulty swinging." -- Allmusic
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Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Pictures At An Exhibition

  (Item #: emerspictu_1804_1811) 

Our Price: $249.99
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  • An incredible British Sunray pressing of this ELP classic with both sides earning our highest grade of Triple Plus (A+++)
  • Listen to that GIGANTIC organ that plays the fanfare opening of the work - it stretches from wall to wall and sounds like it's seventy five feet tall
  • If you love this band and/or this music, or if you just feel like showing off your stereo, you (and your audiophile friends) will surely be knocked out by the sound here
  • "A sufficiently bold use of Mussorgsky's original to stimulate hours of delightful listening."
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Roxy Music
Country Life

  (Item #: roxymcount_1803_1811) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This killer early British Island import pressing had two amazing sides, each rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or very close to it
  • This one is simply bigger, richer, more clear and more Tubey Magical than almost every other copy we heard in our shootout
  • As quiet as any Island original we've ever heard - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus - they don't come quieter
  • 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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Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath

  (Item #: blackblack_1806_1811) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • You'll find superb Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this early 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 Green Label 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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King Crimson
In The Wake Of Poseidon

  (Item #: kingcinthe_wake_1804_1811) 

Our Price: $249.99
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  • King Crimson's second studio album comes to the site with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides
  • This pressing is Big and Tubey, with clear, breathy vocals, especially critical to the success of the a capella opening track, "Peace - A Beginning"
  • This lovely original Island Pink Label British Import LP has a beautiful textured cover and plays as quiet as we can find them, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • 4 1/2 stars: "The record..., however, has made an impressive show of transmuting material that worked on stage ("Mars" aka "The Devil's Triangle") into viable studio creations, and "Cadence and Cascade" may be the prettiest song the group ever cut."
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The Zombies
The World of the Zombies

  (Item #: zombiworld_1811) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Two outstanding sides each rating a solid Double Plus (A++) - you have never heard The Zombies sound better, guaranteed
  • When you get hold of a sublimely Tubey Magical copy such as this, the sound of Rod Argent's Hammond B-3 is nothing less than glorious
  • This UK compilation plays very quiet throughout - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus - they don't come quieter
  • 4 Stars: "The Zombies' obvious appreciation for adeptly crafted melodies and rich vocal harmonies likewise made them favorites of pop fans as well as more discerning listeners."
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