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Derek and the Dominos
Layla

  (Item #: dereklayla_1909_11) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • Absolutely KILLER throughout with all four sides earning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades or very close to it
  • These sides do it all and then some -- the sound is incredibly rich, full-bodied, present, lively and solid
  • One of the more difficult Clapton albums to find great sound for, but the music makes it worth all the time and trouble it can take
  • 5 stars - Clapton's Must Own Masterpiece "What really makes Layla such a powerful record is that Clapton, ignoring the traditions that occasionally painted him into a corner, simply tears through these songs with burning, intense emotion."
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Joe Cocker
Mad Dogs And Englishmen

  (Item #: cockemaddo_1911) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy with all four sides earning Double Plus (A++) grades and playing about as quietly as these good, clean originals ever do
  • The sound is rich and tubey, with driving energy and the top end and clarity that was simply missing from far too many of the copies we had to wade through in order to find this one
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Unlike a lot of other "coffee table"-type rock releases of the era, such as Woodstock and The Concert for Bangladesh, people actually listened to Mad Dogs & Englishmen -- most of its content was exciting, and its sound, a veritable definition of big-band rock with three dozen players working behind the singer, was unique."
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The Band
Stage Fright

  (Item #: band_stage_1911_) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A KILLER sounding copy and the first to hit the site in many years -- Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • Both sides earned top grades for their Tubey Magical richness, musical tonality and big bottom end
  • Stage Fright and The Shape I'm In are among the most well-known tracks here and they sound out of this world on a copy like this
  • Like most Band albums, exceptionally tough to find with good sound and reasonable surfaces
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Simon & Garfunkel
Bridge Over Troubled Water

  (Item #: simonbridg_1911_1) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • An outstanding 360 Label pressing of Simon & Garfunkel's classic, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it - quiet vinyl (for this album) too
  • The sound is wonderful - big, lively, open and clear with Tubey Magical richness that only these good early pressings can show you
  • The toughest Simon & Garfunkel album to find with excellent sound and reasonable surfaces -- no contest
  • 5 stars: "Perhaps the most delicately textured album to close out the 1960s from any major rock act... the songs matched the standard of craftsmanship that had been established on the duo's two prior albums"
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Super Hot Stamper (with an issue)

Stephen Stills
Stephen Stills

  (Item #: stillsteph_1911) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding copy of Stephen Stills' Must Own Masterpiece (and only good solo album) with Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER - mostly quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is huge, lively, rich and tubey, with unusually high resolution for the big choruses on side one (the toughest test!)
  • Love the One You're With and Sit Yourself Down are to die for, but there's really not a bad track on the album
  • A triumph of engineering for Bill Halverson and Andy Johns - this and Deja Vu are both landmarks of Big Production Rock
  • 4 1/2 stars: "It's still a jaw-dropping experience, the musical equal to Crosby, Stills & Nash or Déjà Vu, and only a shade less important than either of them."
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George Harrison
All Things Must Pass

  (Item #: harriallth_1906_8_11) 

Our Price: $599.99
Sale Price: $499.00 (You save $100.99 / 17%)


  • With stunning Triple Plus (A+++) grades or very close to them on four of the six sides, this early British box set of All Things Must Pass has sound that will be very hard to beat
  • It's incredibly rich and Tubey Magical, yet still relatively clear, with lovely studio space and vocal presence
  • If you've struggled with domestic pressings and later imports or Heavy Vinyl reissues, your troubles are over - here is the sound you were looking for
  • "Without a doubt, Harrison's first solo recording is his best. Drawing on his backlog of unused compositions from the late Beatles era, Harrison crafted material that managed the rare feat of conveying spiritual mysticism without sacrificing his gifts for melody and grand, sweeping arrangements."
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The Rolling Stones
Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!

  (Item #: rolligetye_1911_2_) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides of this Decca UK pressing, showcasing the stones at their peak of performance
  • With rock and roll energy and you-are-there presence, turn it up good and loud and you will find yourself at the Stones concert of a lifetime
  • The live performances of Sympathy For The Devil, Midnight Rambler, and Honky Tonk Woman are MAGICAL from these shows - the Stones in 1970 were taking their music to a whole new level
  • 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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The Guess Who
American Woman

  (Item #: guessameri_1911) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • You'll find OUT OF THIS WORLD Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it from start to finish on this Must Own album from The Guess Who
  • Big, rich and clear with plenty of energy, this copy is also fairly quiet for American Woman, which is surprisingly hard to find in good condition
  • Both the title track and "When Friends Fall Out" sound especially impressive on this domestic original
  • 4 Stars: "The Guess Who's most successful LP, reaching number nine in America (and charting for more than a year), has held up well... the final testament of the original Guess Who."
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Paul McCartney
McCartney

  (Item #: mccarmccar1_1901_8_11) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This copy of McCartney's Apple debut boasts killer Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it from first note to last
  • Both sides are big and rich, with plenty of low end, strong midrange presence and the kind of spatiality that will fill your entire listening room
  • Record Collector highlighted "Every Night", "Junk," and "Maybe I'm Amazed" as songs that "still sound absolutely effortless and demonstrate the man's natural genius with a melody."
  • A Top 100 pick and Paul McCartney's One and Only Masterpiece - a Must Own when it sounds this good!
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Super Hot Stamper

John Lennon
Plastic Ono Band

  (Item #: lennoplast_1907_11) 

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


  • Superb sound for this early UK pressing with both sides earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades, an excellent way to hear these amazing songs
  • Both sides here are full-bodied, lively and present with a solid bottom end; super quiet vinyl too!
  • Working Man's Hero, Love, Mother -- these are immortal Lennon tracks, all with great sound on these Super Hot sides
  • 5 stars: "It's an unflinching document of bare-bones despair and pain, but for all its nihilism, it is ultimately life-affirming; it is unique not only in Lennon's catalog, but in all of popular music. Few albums are ever as harrowing, difficult, and rewarding as John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band."
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Super Hot Stamper

Sly and the Family Stone
Greatest Hits

  (Item #: slyangreat_1911) 

Our Price: $119.99
Sale Price: $99.00 (You save $20.99 / 17%)


  • An outstanding pressing of this nearly perfect Sly record with two sides that both earned Double Plus (A++) grades for their sound
  • Real resolution to the sound, not the opacity and blur you would expect from a greatest hits compilation
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl throughout - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus - they didn't press them any quieter
  • "This summarizes their first four albums perfectly, adding the singles "Hot Fun in the Summertime," "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)," and "Everybody Is a Star," possibly the loveliest thing they ever recorded... Greatest hits don't come better than this -- in fact, music rarely does."
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Spirit
Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus

  (Item #: spiritwelv_1906_11) 

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


  • A stunning Shootout Winning copy of Spirit's 1970 Trippy Masterpiece with Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it on both sides
  • Huge, lively and dynamic - this legendary Psych album creates a wall to wall, three-dimensional psychedelic world all its own
  • Nature's Way, Animal Zoo and Mr. Skin all sound amazing on this copy - there's really not a bad track to be found
  • "Spirit's crowning moment and one of the era's great underrated albums ... enriched by meaty horn arrangements, imaginative vocal harmonies, and a structured approach to psychedelic studio trickery such as stereo panning and tapes run backward."
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Super Hot Stamper (Quiet Vinyl)

The Rolling Stones
Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!

  (Item #: rolligetye_1911_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this Decca UK pressing - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • With rock and roll energy and you-are-there presence, turn it up good and loud and you will find yourself at the Stones concert of a lifetime
  • The live performances of Sympathy For The Devil, Midnight Rambler, and Honky Tonk Woman are MAGICAL from these shows - the Stones in 1970 were taking their music to a whole new level
  • 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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White Hot Stamper

The Rolling Stones
Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!

  (Item #: rolligetye_1911) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • You'll find Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the first - exceptionally quiet vinyl too!
  • This vintage UK pressing (the only way to fly) 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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Simon & Garfunkel
Bridge Over Troubled Water

  (Item #: simonbridg_1911) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • An insanely good 360 Label pressing of this Simon & Garfunkel classic, with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • The sound is here is As Good As It Gets -- big, lively, open and clear with Tubey Magical richness that only these good early pressings can show you
  • The toughest Simon & Garfunkel album to find with excellent sound and reasonable surfaces -- no contest
  • 5 stars: "Perhaps the most delicately textured album to close out the 1960s from any major rock act... the songs matched the standard of craftsmanship that had been established on the duo's two prior albums"
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White Hot Stamper

Yes
The Yes Album

  (Item #: yes__yesal_1907_10ex) 

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


  • A Big As Life copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades or close to them on both sides - I've Seen All Good People is mindblowing on this side one
  • You haven't begun to hear the power and size of Yes's brilliant third album until you've played one of our Shootout Winning early domestic pressings
  • A Top 100 Album and the band's best sounding record if you ask us (although Fragile can sound absolutely amazing too, just not as smooth and rich)
  • "Organist Tony Kaye, guitarist Steve Howe and bass player Chris Squire play as though of one mind, complementing each other's work as a knowledgeable band should."
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Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath

  (Item #: blackblack_1909_11) 

Our Price: $399.99
Sale Price: $299.00 (You save $100.99 / 25%)


  • Incredible Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it 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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Super Hot Stamper (with issues)

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Deja Vu

  (Item #: crosbdejav_1907_10) 

Our Price: $149.99
Sale Price: $129.99 (You save $20.00 / 13%)


  • A superb Big and Bold copy that earned seriously good sonic grades of Double Plus (A++) on both sides
  • The sound is HUGE -- 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: "...this variety made Déjà Vu a rich musical banquet for the most serious and personal listeners, while mass audiences reveled in the glorious harmonies and the thundering electric guitars..."
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Super Hot Stamper

The Byrds
Untitled

  (Item #: byrdsuntit_1910) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • An outstanding 2 LP pressing, earning Double Plus (A++) grades on the first three sides - quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is rich, full-bodied, and open with impressive transparency and presence
  • Untitled features a 16 minute Eight Miles High on the live disc that just kills - especially on a lively copy like this
  • 4 Stars: "Untitled was always the [later Byrds album] to own, even if you weren't a huge fan."
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White Hot Stamper (With Issues)

Elton John
Elton John

  (Item #: john_elton_1910_2) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Stunning DEMO DISC sound throughout - Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and close to that on the first
  • An original UK pressing with sound this good is a Must Own for all right thinking audiophile record lovers, not just Elton John fans
  • No modern record ever sounded like this - these sides are HUGE, with sound that positively jumps out of the speakers
  • Some of the most remarkable string arrangements (and Tubey Magical string sound) ever recorded for a pop album
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Even with the strings and choirs that dominate the sound of the album, John manages to rock out on a fair share of the record. ...Elton John remains one of his best records."
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Super Hot Stamper

The Moody Blues
A Question of Balance

  (Item #: moodyquest_1910_1) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • A Hot Stamper UK pressing of A Question Of Balance with exceptionally quiet vinyl
  • Includes the big hit "Question," one of the all time greats by the band, which sounds fantastic here of course
  • "And the Tide Rushes In'' is one of the prettiest psychedelic songs ever written, a sweetly languid piece with some gorgeous shimmering instrumental effects. The surprisingly jagged opening track, 'Question,' became a popular concert number as well as a number two single. Graeme Edge's 'Don't You Feel Small' and Justin Hayward's 'It's Up to You' both had a great beat, but the real highlight here is John Lodge's 'Tortoise and the Hare,' a fast-paced number that the band used to rip through in concert with some searing guitar solos by Hayward."
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The Moody Blues
A Question of Balance

  (Item #: moodyquest_1910) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A very special early UK pressing of A Question Of Balance with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Huge and spacious with wonderful Tubey Magic - this is the way the band sounded in 1970, alive and kickin'!
  • This copy has some of the very best Moody Blues sound we've ever heard - it's a truly exceptional recording in their canon
  • Includes the big hit "Question," one of the all time greats by the band, which sounds fantastic here of course
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The Doors
Morrison Hotel

  (Item #: doorsmorri_1908_10) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • A wonderful early pressing of this hard-rockin' Doors album, with incredible Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • Rich, big and full-bodied, with clarity and energy to spare, this is the way you want to hear the Doors' Bluesy Rock
  • Roadhouse Blues, Waiting For The Sun and Maggie McGill are KILLER on this pressing - all you Doors fans are gonna flip
  • Circus Magazine praised it as "possibly the best album yet from the Doors" and "Good hard, evil rock, and one of the best albums released this decade."
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Derek and the Dominos
Layla

  (Item #: dereklayla_1811_1910) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • With excellent Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER on all four sides, this copy delivers top quality sound for this famously difficult recording
  • Some of our favorite Clapton songs are here: Bell Bottom Blues, Tell The Truth, Little Wing, Layla and Have You Ever Loved A Woman?
  • One of the most difficult albums to find audiophile sound for, but a lot easier for us now that we know what pressings can actually sound good
  • Clapton's greatest album: "But what really makes Layla such a powerful record is that Clapton, ignoring the traditions that occasionally painted him into a corner, simply tears through these songs with burning, intense emotion."
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Cat Stevens
Tea for the Tillerman

  (Item #: steveteafo_1909x) 

Our Price: $749.99

  • This superb UK Pink Rim Label Island pressing of TFTT - The Pinnacle of British Folk Rock from 1970 - earned Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades or very close to them on both sides
  • Good luck finding an early import that plays this quietly - the surfaces of this LP are about as clean as they come, and no marks that play!
  • This import is ALIVE with musical energy and Tubey Magical Analog sound the likes of which you may never have experienced
  • The emotional power of the songs is communicated completely - we can assure you the experience will be like playing the album for the first time (so this is your chance!)
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Van Morrison
His Band And Street Choir

  (Item #: morrihisba_1905_10_) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A stunning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) copy of this great sounding Van Morrison album, a favorite of ours here at Better Records
  • The sound is full-bodied, clear, and brimming with the soulful energy of this great artist
  • The best sounding Van Morrison album, a Top 100 title, with classic 1970 Analog sound - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • "As "Domino" opens the album with a show of strength. "Street Choir" closes it with a burst of both musical and poetic energy which is not only better than anything else on the album but may well be one of Van's two or three finest songs." Rolling Stone
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Super Hot Stamper

Paul Kantner/Jefferson Starship
Blows Against The...

  (Item #: kantnblows_1910) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Paul Kantner's debut solo album finally arrives on the site with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER throughout
  • Forget whatever dead-as-a-doornail Heavy Vinyl record they're making these days - if you want to hear the Tubey Magic, size and energy of this album from 1970, this is the way to go
  • "...the first use of the 'Starship' billing, predating the formation of the group with that name by four years."
  • 4 stars: "Kantner employed often dense instrumentation and complex arrangements, but there were enough hooks and harmonies to keep things interesting. Blows eventually went gold, and it was even nominated for a science fiction award usually reserved for novels."
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Super Hot Stamper

McDonald and Giles
McDonald and Giles

  (Item #: mcdonmcdon_1905_10) 

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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Stephen Stills
Stephen Stills

  (Item #: stillsteph_1910) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding copy of Stephen Stills' Must Own Masterpiece (and only good solo album) with Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from first note to last
  • The sound is HUGE, lively, rich and tubey, with unusually high resolution for the big choruses on side two
  • Love the One You're With and Sit Yourself Down are to die for, but there's really not a bad track on the album
  • A triumph of engineering for Bill Halverson and Andy Johns - this and Deja Vu are both landmarks of Big Production Rock
  • 4 1/2 stars in the AMG: "Listening to this album three decades on, it's still a jaw-dropping experience, the musical equal to Crosby, Stills & Nash or Déjà Vu, and only a shade less important than either of them."
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The Guess Who
American Woman

  (Item #: guessameri_1910_2) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • You'll find excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end on this Must Own album from The Guess Who
  • Big, rich and clear with plenty of energy, this copy is also fairly quiet for American Woman, which is exceedingly difficult to find in audiophile playing condition (and even this copy has a problem, see below)
  • Both the title track and "When Friends Fall Out" sound especially impressive on this domestic original
  • 4 stars: "The Guess Who's most successful LP, reaching number nine in America (and charting for more than a year), has held up well... the final testament of the original Guess Who."
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Super Hot Stamper

Debussy / Clair de Lune / Agoult

  (Item #: debusclair_1907_10) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • A superb sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER throughout
  • These sides are rich, sweet and full-bodied yet still very clean, clear and spacious; Demo Disc sound throughout!
  • I can't imagine a more beautiful record, both in terms of the programme and the sound; this record is a wonderful example of what the Decca recording engineers (Kenneth Wilkinson in this case) were able to capture on tape
  • This is the exact same recording as the famous Living Stereo Clair De Lune, LSC-2326, but with a couple of extra tracks included
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Spirit
Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus

  (Item #: spiritwelv_1904_10) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • An outstanding early pressing of Spirit's 1970 Trippy Masterpiece, with Double Plus (A++) sonic grades guaranteed to rock your world
  • Huge, lively and dynamic - this legendary Psych album creates a wall to wall, three dimensional psychedelic world of its own
  • Nature's Way, Animal Zoo and Mr. Skin all sound amazing on this copy - there's really not a bad track to be found
  • "Spirit's crowning moment and one of the era's great underrated albums ... enriched by meaty horn arrangements, imaginative vocal harmonies, and a structured approach to psychedelic studio trickery such as stereo panning and tapes run backward."
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King Crimson
Lizard

  (Item #: kingclizar_1802_10) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • 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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Nearly White Hot Stamper

Jimi Hendrix
Hendrix In The West

  (Item #: hendrinthe_1901_6_10) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • With stunning Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on both sides, this British Polydor pressing was rockin' like crazy - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This is a fun live album with stellar performances by Jimi - the best of his many posthumous releases
  • The awesome version of Little Wing is just killer on this copy - it's Jimi's best performance of the song
  • "Hendrix in the West is a collection of extremely good live Hendrix performances between 1968-1970. Standouts include "Red House" and "Voodoo Chile," a great rendition of "Blue Suede Shoes," and the brief but entertaining coupling of "God Save the Queen" and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"."
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Leon Russell
Leon Russell

  (Item #: russeleonr_1910) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • A superb UK pressing of Russell's debut album, with Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from start to finish - just shy of our Shootout Winner
  • His first and best album, engineered by our man Glyn Johns, but it only sounds this brilliant on these UK original pressings - the domestic LPs are dead on arrival
  • Delta Lady, A Song for You and Roll Away the Stone are all here, which makes this a true Must Own for fans of the Classic Era
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Leon Russell never quite hit all the right notes the way he did on his eponymous debut. He never again seemed as convincing in his grasp of Americana music and themes, never again seemed as individual, and never again did his limited, slurred bluesy voice seem as ingratiating."
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Traffic
John Barleycorn Must Die

  (Item #: traffjohnb_1910) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • With two seriously good sides each rating a Double Plus (A++) or BETTER, this copy was one of the better pressings we played in our shootout
  • Both sides have the vintage analog sound we love - rich and smooth, with plenty of Tubey Magic and studio space
  • Arguably their best album, certainly their most groundbreaking, original and involving - Low Spark would rank a close second
  • "...the band sounds utterly grounded. As the grooves percolate effortlessly along, it becomes clear that unity, not any technical skill, is what makes the music levitate."
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The Guess Who
American Woman

  (Item #: guessameri_1910_1) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • You'll find OUT OF THIS WORLD Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it from start to finish on this Must Own album from The Guess Who
  • Big, rich and clear with plenty of energy, this copy is also fairly quiet for American Woman, which is surprisingly hard to find in good condition
  • Both the title track and "When Friends Fall Out" sound especially impressive on this domestic original
  • 4 Stars: "The Guess Who's most successful LP, reaching number nine in America (and charting for more than a year), has held up well... the final testament of the original Guess Who."
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Dave Mason
Alone Together

  (Item #: masonalone_1910) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This outstanding copy of Mason's Masterpiece boasts Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sonic grades on both sides
  • 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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Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin III

  (Item #: ledze3_1906_10) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Outstanding sound throughout with each side earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER
  • Huge, Tubey Magical and lively, with solid weight down low and lots of space around all the instruments, this copy is guaranteed to rock like nothing you have ever heard
  • Since I've Been Loving You, Gallows Pole, Tangerine and That's the Way are just a few of the tracks that have truly Demo Disc sound
  • "On their first two albums, Led Zeppelin unleashed a relentless barrage of heavy blues and rockabilly riffs, but Led Zeppelin III provided the band with the necessary room to grow musically. While there are still a handful of metallic rockers, III is built on a folky, acoustic foundation that gives the music extra depth."
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The Grateful Dead
Workingman's Dead

  (Item #: grateworki_1906_10) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • With Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it on both sides, this was one of the best copies in our recent shootout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This one is country rockin' like crazy, with full-bodied, smooth, tonally correct, hi-rez sound
  • A Top 100 album, and a truly superb recording of the Dead at the peak of their creativity (along with American Beauty)
  • 5 stars: "The lilting Uncle John's Band, their first radio hit, opens the record and perfectly summarizes its subtle, spare beauty; complete with a new focus on more concise songs and tighter arrangements, the approach works brilliantly."
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Van Morrison
His Band And Street Choir

  (Item #: morrihisba_1910) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • You'll find very good Hot Stamper sound or BETTER on both sides of this shockingly underrated album - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • The band is swinging, the material top-notch - Domino, Crazy Face, Blue Money and other classics are right here
  • The Best Sounding Van Morrison Album - a classic of 1970 Tubey Magical analog - and his only title to make our Top 100
  • "As 'Domino' opens the album with a show of strength, 'Street Choir' closes it with a burst of both musical and poetic energy which is not only better than anything else on the album but may well be one of Van's two or three finest songs." Rolling Stone
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Van Morrison
His Band And Street Choir

  (Item #: morrihisba_1905_10) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • With both sides earning outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER, this is a killer copy of a wonderful sounding, shockingly underrated album - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The band is swinging, the material top-notch - Domino, Crazy Face, Blue Money and other classics are right here
  • We vote this The Best Sounding Van Morrison Album - a classic of 1970 Tubey Magical analog - and his only title to make our Top 100
  • "As 'Domino' opens the album with a show of strength, 'Street Choir' closes it with a burst of both musical and poetic energy which is not only better than anything else on the album but may well be one of Van's two or three finest songs." Rolling Stone
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Creedence Clearwater Revival
Pendulum

  (Item #: creedpendu_1910) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding pressing of Pendulum with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • Big, lively, open and clear with Tubey Magical richness - just the right sound for CCR
  • 4 stars: "John Fogerty spent time polishing the production, bringing in keyboards, horns, even a vocal choir. His songs became self-consciously serious and tighter, working with the aesthetic of the rock underground — Pendulum was constructed as a proper album, contrasting dramatically with CCR's previous records, all throwbacks to joyous early rock records where covers sat nicely next to hits and overlooked gems tucked away at the end of the second side."
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Deja Vu

  (Item #: crosbdejav_1910) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A stunning copy with Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from start to finish, just shy of our Shootout Winner
  • This killer stereo pressing is wonderfully Tubey Magical, full-bodied and solid, with note-like, clear bass
  • One of our all time favorite albums at Better Records and one that almost never sounds THIS good
  • 5 stars: "... variety made Déjà Vu a rich musical banquet for the most serious and personal listeners, while mass audiences reveled in the glorious harmonies and the thundering electric guitars..."
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Yes
The Yes Album

  (Item #: yes__yesal_1812_7_10) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides, the sound is huge and powerful - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Here is the mindblowing Prog Rock Power of Yes on brilliant songs including Yours Is No Disgrace, Starship Trooper and I've Seen All Good People
  • Based on the 100 plus copies we've played over the years, this is as quiet as they come
  • Top 100 - the band's best sounding record if you ask us (although Fragile is right up there with it)
  • "It was the addition of Steve Howe's guitar pyrotechnics that finally allowed Yes to find their true identity. The Yes Album is a giant leap forward..."
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Jimmy Witherspoon
Handbags and Gladrags

  (Item #: withehandb_1904_6_10) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it from start to finish
  • Both sides here are super big, rich and lively with tons of extension on both ends
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl throughout with both sides playing Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
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Yes
Time And A Word

  (Item #: yes__timea_1910) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last on this killer UK pressing of Time And A Word - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Some of the best High Production Value rock music of the '60s and '70s, thanks to the band and a Mr Eddie Offord
  • If you've ever heard one of our Yes Album Hot Stampers, you'll know what to expect here - huge and powerful sound
  • "If Yes‘ debut was a prelude to their glory years as a band, Time and a Word sees them making a bold first step into the realm of prospective greatness."
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Rod Stewart
Gasoline Alley

  (Item #: stewagasol_1802_7_10) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - these UK pressings are ridiculously hard to find in this kind of shape with top quality sound
  • These early Vertigo sides are rich, smooth and Tubey Magical yet still relatively clean, clear and spacious
  • Absolutely as QUIET as any pressing we have played - it is the exceptionally rare copy that will play with audiophile quality surfaces
  • 5 Stars: "Of course, being a rocker at heart, Stewart doesn't let these songs become limp acoustic numbers -- these rock harder than any fuzz-guitar workout. The drums crash and bang, the acoustic guitars are pounded with a vengeance -- it's a wild, careening sound that is positively joyous with its abandon."
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George Harrison
All Things Must Pass

  (Item #: harriallth_1905_7_10) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With superb Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER across all six sides, this early British box set of All Things Must Pass has sound that will be tough to beat - very quiet vinyl for this album too
  • It's rich and Tubey Magical, yet still clean and (fairly) clear with lovely studio space and a solid bottom end
  • If you've struggled with domestic pressings and later imports or Heavy Vinyl reissues, your troubles are over - here is the sound you were looking for
  • "Without a doubt, Harrison's first solo recording is his best. Drawing on his backlog of unused compositions from the late Beatles era, Harrison crafted material that managed the rare feat of conveying spiritual mysticism without sacrificing his gifts for melody and grand, sweeping arrangements."
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The Flying Burrito Bros.
Burrito Deluxe

  (Item #: flyinburri_1910) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A superb copy with Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • These sides are exceptionally low-distortion, lively, solid and dynamic - just what this music needs
  • Forget whatever dead-as-a-doornail Heavy Vinyl record they're making these days - if you want to hear the Tubey Magic, size and energy of this recording, a vintage pressing like this one is the way to go
  • "Indeed with this album, Hillman and Parsons carved a substantial place in music history as one of the most influential bands of all time."
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Elton John
Elton John

  (Item #: john_elton_1910_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An outstanding pressing of this notoriously troublesome title, Elton's follow-up to Empty Sky, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides
  • The chances of us finding a copy that plays any quieter than this one lie somewhere between slim and none
  • So many Elton John classics are here and there's not a dog in the bunch: Border Song, Take Me to the Pilot, Sixty Years On, Your Song, etc.
  • The strings on Sixty Years On are huge, rich and rosiny and the arrangements by Paul Buckmaster are advanced even by today's standards
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Even with the strings and choirs that dominate the sound of the album, John manages to rock out on a fair share of the record... Elton John remains one of his best records."
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Santana
Abraxas

  (Item #: santaabrax_1910) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: turresugar_1906_10) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from first note to last, this copy is rich, musical and, above all, enjoyable - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • A dynamic and energetic recording by Rudy Van Gelder that really jumps on a copy like this
  • With top talent like Freddie Hubbard and George Benson, you will have a hard time finding a funkier Soul Jazz record
  • AMG raves: "If jazz fans are interested in Turrentine beyond the Blue Note period — and they should be — this is a heck of a place to listen for satisfaction."
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Neil Young
After The Gold Rush

  (Item #: youngafter_1905_1910) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An outstanding pressing, with solid Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER on both sides - guaranteed killer sound from first note to last
  • This is the vinyl embodiment of the Classic Analog Rock sound we love - rich, full-bodied, warm, punchy, dynamic and clear
  • 5 Stars in Allmusic, Top 100, and a Demo Disc that is guaranteed to knock your socks off
  • "It's a magnificent, style-setting album which saw the Canadian's elevation to rock hero. For those who like their emotion raw."
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John Lennon
Plastic Ono Band

  (Item #: lennoplast_1907_10) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Incredible sound for this early UK pressing with both sides earning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades, an excellent way to hear these amazing songs
  • Both sides here are super clean, clear and wonderfully detailed with plenty of extension on both ends
  • Working Man's Hero, Love, Mother -- these are immortal Lennon tracks, all with stunning sound on these White Hot sides
  • 5 stars: "It's an unflinching document of bare-bones despair and pain, but for all its nihilism, it is ultimately life-affirming; it is unique not only in Lennon's catalog, but in all of popular music. Few albums are ever as harrowing, difficult, and rewarding as John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band."
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Stephen Stills
Stephen Stills

  (Item #: stillsteph_1905_10) 

Our Price: $249.99

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

  (Item #: morrimoond_1907_10) 

Our Price: $549.99

  • A stunning Green Label early pressing with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the first - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • A brilliant example of early-'70s Tubey Magical analog sound and Van's Masterpiece of blue-eyed soul
  • An incredibly tough title to find in clean condition with audiophile quality sound, but we did it, and here it is
  • "An album worthy of an Irish R&B singer who wrote a teen hit called "Mystic Eyes" (not to mention a Brill Building smash called "Brown Eyed Girl"), adding punchy brass (including pennywhistles and foghorn) and a solid backbeat (including congas) to his folk-jazz swing, and a pop-wise formal control to his Gaelic poetry." Christgau - A+ (a grade he does not give out often)
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
So Far

  (Item #: crosbsofar_1906_8_10) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • This stunning copy offers insanely good Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the second - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • Huge, rich and energetic, this pressing brings the gorgeous harmonies of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young to life like nothing you have ever heard
  • The two exclusive tracks, Ohio and Find the Cost of Freedom, are amazingly well recorded - both have Demo Disc sound here
  • If you've made the mistake of buying any Heavy Vinyl pressing containing any of these songs, this record will show you just exactly what you've been missing
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The Doors
Morrison Hotel

  (Item #: doorsmorri_1910) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A wonderful early pressing of this hard-rockin' Doors album, with superb nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from start to finish - just shy of our Shootout Winner
  • Rich, big and full-bodied, with clarity and energy to spare, this is the way you want to hear the Doors' Bluesy Rock
  • Roadhouse Blues, Waiting For The Sun and Maggie McGill are KILLER on this pressing - all you Doors fans are gonna flip
  • Circus Magazine praised it as "possibly the best album yet from the Doors" and "Good hard, evil rock, and one of the best albums released this decade."
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Cat Stevens
Tea for the Tillerman

  (Item #: steveteafo_1907_3_1909) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This superb UK Pink Rim Label Island pressing of TFTT - The Pinnacle of British Folk Rock from 1970 - earned solid Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too!
  • This import is ALIVE with musical energy and Tubey Magical Analog sound the likes of which you may never have experienced
  • The emotional power of the songs is communicated completely - we can assure you the experience will be like playing the album for the first time (so this is your chance!)
  • 5 Stars on Allmusic, a stunning Demo Disc, and a permanent member of the Better Records Top 100
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Cat Stevens
Tea for the Tillerman

  (Item #: steveteafo_1909_2) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • This superb UK Pink Rim Label Island pressing of TFTT - The Pinnacle of British Folk Rock from 1970 - earned Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades or very close to them on both sides
  • This import is ALIVE with musical energy and Tubey Magical Analog sound the likes of which you may never have experienced
  • The emotional power of the songs is communicated completely - we can assure you the experience will be like playing the album for the first time (so this is your chance!)
  • 5 Stars on Allmusic, a stunning Demo Disc, and a permanent member of the Better Records Top 100
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Ry Cooder
Ry Cooder

  (Item #: cooderycoo_1903_9) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this vintage Reprise pressing of Cooder's debut album from 1970 - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • If you want to hear the brilliant Lee Herschberg's All Analog Recording skills brought to bear on so many different instruments serving an assortment of sonic textures, this is the copy that will let you do it
  • 4 stars: "Cooder's debut creates an intriguing fusion of blues, folk, rock & roll, and pop, filtered through his own intricate, syncopated guitar; Van Dyke Parks and Lenny Waronker's idiosyncratic production... Cooder puts this unique blend across with a combination of terrific songs, virtuosic playing, and quirky, yet imaginative, arrangements."
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Sergio Mendes
Stillness

  (Item #: mendestill_1909) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • 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
  • If you are looking for killer sound, with music every bit as wonderful, look no further -- this is the record for you
  • Their Psych Masterpiece and a permanent member of our Top 100 list -- we're crazy about Sergio's Forgotten Psych Classic from 1970
  • "Stillness is the great sleeper album of Sergio Mendes' first A&M period." -- Allmusic
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Debussy / Clair de Lune / Agoult

  (Item #: debusclair_1907_9) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A KILLER sounding copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • These sides are incredibly rich, sweet and full-bodied yet still very clean, clear and spacious; Demo Disc sound throughout!
  • I can't imagine a more beautiful record, both in terms of the programme and the sound; this record is a wonderful example of what the Decca recording engineers (Kenneth Wilkinson in this case) were able to capture on tape
  • This is the exact same recording as the famous Living Stereo Clair De Lune, LSC-2326, but with a couple of extra tracks included
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Dave Mason
Alone Together

  (Item #: masonalone_1909) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • This outstanding copy of Mason's Masterpiece boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sonic grades 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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David Bowie
The Man Who Sold The World

  (Item #: bowiemanwh_1909) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • This UK RCA copy is outstanding - both sides earned seriously good Double Plus (A++) grades for sound - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Big space, breathy vocals, grungy guitars and plenty of Ken Scott's luscious Tubey Magic makes this album a true audiophile treat
  • As it says on the back of the jacket, "Many thanks to our engineer Ken (Scott, one of our favorites)."
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Working with guitarist Mick Ronson and producer Tony Visconti for the first time, Bowie developed a tight, twisted heavy guitar rock that appears simple on the surface but sounds more gnarled upon each listen."
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Deja Vu

  (Item #: crosbdejav_1909_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A superb Big and Bold copy that earned seriously good sonic grades of Double Plus (A++) on both sides - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is HUGE -- 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: "...this variety made Déjà Vu a rich musical banquet for the most serious and personal listeners, while mass audiences reveled in the glorious harmonies and the thundering electric guitars..."
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Creedence Clearwater Revival
Cosmo's Factory

  (Item #: creedcosmo_1909_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A superb copy of Cosmo's Factory, with Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on both sides - just shy of our Shootout Winner
  • Huge, spacious and detailed, with the Tubey Magic of a fresh tape, this is the way you want to hear CCR
  • Their best batch of songs? Check them out: 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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Bee Gees
2 Years On

  (Item #: beege2year_1909) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A superb UK pressing of the Bee Gee's 1970 release with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER throughout - only the 2nd copy to ever hit the site
  • Tubey Magical, with strong midrange presence, the sound here is worlds away from the dubby domestic pressings sitting in the bins at your local record store
  • This album marked the musical reunion of the Gibb brothers, and the band returned with this "surprisingly hard-edged... more progressive" sound
  • 4 stars: "...[with 2 Years On] the Bee Gees suddenly found themselves right back in the thick of popular music, and as close to the cutting edge of pop/rock as they'd ever been."
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Philippe Entremont
Chopin: The Favorite Polonaises

  (Item #: chopientremont_polonaises_1909) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • This superb 1970 release from master pianist (and Chopin expert) Phillipe Entremont arrives with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound and fairly quiet vinyl from first note to last
  • The transparency and clarity of this vintage pressing are wonderful - sound this good makes it easy to appreciate the subtlety of the Entremont's remarkable virtuosity
  • So big, rich and real - we guarantee this will become one of the best sounding solo piano recordings in your collection, and, of course, the performances are beyond reproach
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Genesis
Trespass

  (Item #: genestresp_1909) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this UK Charisma pressing - it's guaranteed to beat any Heavy Vinyl (or other) pressing you may have - fairly quiet too
  • The sound here is rich and Tubey Magical, which is the only way this music makes any sense at all
  • Probably for the more serious fan, but Melody Maker found it "...tasteful, subtle and refined."
  • "... cannot find many 'modern' acts that can even come close to the brilliance demonstrated in these six songs... cannot recommend this album enough."
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Deja Vu

  (Item #: crosbdejav_1909) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • A stunning Shootout Winning copy that is guaranteed to blow your mind - each side earned Triple Plus (A+++) grades
  • The sound is HUGE -- 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: "...this variety made Déjà Vu a rich musical banquet for the most serious and personal listeners, while mass audiences reveled in the glorious harmonies and the thundering electric guitars..."
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Cat Stevens
Mona Bone Jakon

  (Item #: stevemonab_1906_9) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • With Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the second, 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
  • "A delight, and because it never achieved the Top 40 radio ubiquity of later albums, it sounds fresh and distinct."
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Traffic
John Barleycorn Must Die

  (Item #: traffjohnb_1904_6_9) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A stunning copy of this Traffic Classic with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from first note to the last
  • Both sides have the vintage analog sound we love - rich and smooth, with plenty of Tubey Magic, bottom end weight and studio space
  • Arguably their best album, certainly their most groundbreaking, original and involving - Low Spark would rank a close second
  • "...the band sounds utterly grounded. As the grooves percolate effortlessly along, it becomes clear that unity, not any technical skill, is what makes the music levitate."
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Jimi Hendrix
Band of Gypsys

  (Item #: hendrbando_1909) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Outstanding sound for this Robert Ludwig mastered Capitol Green Label pressing with each side rating a solid Double Plus (A++) or BETTER
  • Tons of bass, smooth vocals, and an overall freedom from distortion characterize the sound of both sides, and that's unusual because most copies of this record are just plain dreadful
  • Trust me on this one -- you're going to have a difficult and expensive adventure trying to find a great sounding copy of this one on your own
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Although he could be an erratic live performer, for these shows, Hendrix was on — perhaps his finest performances... not only an important part of the Hendrix legacy, but one of the greatest live albums ever."
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Lou Rawls
Bring It On Home

  (Item #: rawlsbring_1909) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A superb copy of this wonderful Lou Rawls album, with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Huge, Tubey Magical and lively, with solid weight down low and lots of space around all the instruments - just the right sound for this music
  • There are a lot of bad sounding Lou Rawls records out there, but this hidden gem is not one of them - not only is the sound superb, but Lou's done his old pal Sam proud with wonderfully heartfelt versions of some of his best songs
  • It's incredibly difficult to find big, bold, lively sound like this for any Lou Rawls title, but here it is!
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The Grateful Dead
Workingman's Dead

  (Item #: grateworki_1906_9) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This excellent Green Label WB original pressing offers outstanding Tubey Magical Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from start to finish; exceptionally quiet vinyl too!
  • A truly superb recording of the Dead at the peak of their creativity (with American Beauty to follow that same year!)
  • We love the big, rich, weighty bottom end found on the better pressings such as this one
  • 5 stars: "The lilting Uncle John's Band, their first radio hit, opens the record and perfectly summarizes its subtle, spare beauty; complete with a new focus on more concise songs and tighter arrangements, the approach works brilliantly."
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Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin III

  (Item #: ledze3_1908x) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Outstanding sound throughout with each side earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Huge, Tubey Magical and lively, with solid weight down low and lots of space around all the instruments, this copy is guaranteed to rock like nothing you have ever heard
  • Since I've Been Loving You, Gallows Pole, Tangerine and That's the Way are just a few of the tracks that have truly Demo Disc sound
  • "On their first two albums, Led Zeppelin unleashed a relentless barrage of heavy blues and rockabilly riffs, but Led Zeppelin III provided the band with the necessary room to grow musically. While there are still a handful of metallic rockers, III is built on a folky, acoustic foundation that gives the music extra depth."
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The Grateful Dead
Workingman's Dead

  (Item #: grateworki_1904_9) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • This excellent Green Label WB original pressing offers outstanding Tubey Magical Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • A Top 100 album, and a truly superb recording of the Dead at the peak of their creativity (along with American Beauty)
  • We love the amazingly big, rich, weighty bottom end found on the better pressings such as this one
  • 5 stars: "The lilting Uncle John's Band, their first radio hit, opens the record and perfectly summarizes its subtle, spare beauty; complete with a new focus on more concise songs and tighter arrangements, the approach works brilliantly."
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King Crimson
In The Wake Of Poseidon

  (Item #: kingcinthe_wake_1905_9) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • 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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Four Tops
Still Waters Run Deep

  (Item #: fourtstillw_1903_9) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • The band's 1970 release finally arrives on the site with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • This copy is hard to fault - big, open, clear, with space and three-dimensionality that modern pressings can only dream of
  • It's not easy to find Motown records with natural tonal balance and freedom from distortion, but here's one that has both those qualities, and more
  • These guys helped establish that quintescential Motown sound that brought "Still Water (Love)" and "It's All In The Game" instant success
  • "Everything from the vocals to the music to the brilliant production and songwriting came together here to form a near-masterpiece of soul-stirring entertainment."
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Creedence Clearwater Revival
Pendulum

  (Item #: creedpendu_1904_9) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • This Fantasy stereo pressing boasts Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side one and an outstanding Double Plus ( A++) side two
  • Both sides here are quite a bit richer and fuller than most with a big bottom end and solid midrange presence and energy
  • 4 stars: "John Fogerty spent time polishing the production, bringing in keyboards, horns, even a vocal choir. His songs became self-consciously serious and tighter, working with the aesthetic of the rock underground — Pendulum was constructed as a proper album, contrasting dramatically with CCR's previous records, all throwbacks to joyous early rock records where covers sat nicely next to hits and overlooked gems tucked away at the end of the second side."
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Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton

  (Item #: claptericc_1904_9) 

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


  • This killer early UK copy boasts Double Plus (A++) sonic grades for both sides AND exceptionally quiet vinyl - it's 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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Cat Stevens
Mona Bone Jakon

  (Item #: stevemonab_1905_9) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • 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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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
So Far

  (Item #: crosbsofar_1904_9) 

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


  • You'll find solid Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this outstanding copy of So Far - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The sound on this superb pressing is full-bodied and lively, with solid and present vocals, as well as vocal dynamics that are hard to find on most rock records
  • The two exclusive tracks, Ohio and Find the Cost of Freedom, are amazingly well recorded - both sound fantastic here
  • If you've made the mistake of buying any Heavy Vinyl pressing containing any of these songs, this record will show you just exactly what you've been missing
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Neil Young
After The Gold Rush

  (Item #: youngafter_1903_9) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding pressing, with solid Double Plus (A++) grades or close to them on both sides - guaranteed excellent sound from first note to last - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This is the vinyl embodiment of the Classic Analog Rock sound we love - rich, full-bodied, warm, punchy, dynamic and clear
  • 5 Stars in Allmusic, Top 100, and a Demo Disc that is guaranteed to knock your socks off
  • "It's a magnificent, style-setting album which saw the Canadian's elevation to rock hero. For those who like their emotion raw."
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Fleetwood Mac
Kiln House

  (Item #: fleetkilnh_1901_9) 

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


  • Excellent sound from beginning to end with both sides earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Tubey Magical smooth sound is key to the best copies, and this copy delivers, with the analog richness the music needs
  • Three of the best songs Fleetwood Mac ever did are here: Tell Me All The Things You Do, Station Man and Jewel Eyed Judy
  • A grossly underappreciated album from Fleetwood Mac's awesome post-Peter Green period
  • Danny Kirwan is brilliant here - Kiln House is the last of the Mac's grungy guitar-based albums
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Santana
Abraxas

  (Item #: santaabrax_1907_9) 

Our Price: $549.99

  • Abraxas UNBOUND - this "Triple Triple" (A+++) copy has two mindblowing sides - at loud volumes it's like Live Music in your very own listening room - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • When a record is this tonally correct, huge, powerful and energetic, the music has power you never imagined
  • AMG gives it 5 stars for its music, and we call it a Top 100 Demo Disc - the blistering solos that soar into the huge space of the studio on pressings like this
  • "America was never the same after Carlos Santana discovered the smoldering Afro-Cuban magic of Tito Puente. A sinuous cha cha cha that sounds as if it had been waiting for Santana's soulful guitar licks to reinvent it, the Puente-penned "Oye Como Va" became the pillar of U.S. Latin rock."
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The Doors
Morrison Hotel

  (Item #: doorsmorri_1909) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • This outstanding copy of The Doors' 1970 release boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • This vintage pressing is well balanced, yet big and lively, with such wonderful clarity in the mids and highs as well as deep punchy bass and a big open and spacious soundfield
  • Roadhouse Blues, Waiting For The Sun and Maggie McGill are KILLER on this pressing - all you Doors fans are gonna flip
  • Circus Magazine praised it as "possibly the best album yet from the Doors" and "Good hard, evil rock, and one of the best albums released this decade."
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Jethro Tull
Benefit

  (Item #: jethrbenef_1909) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A superb copy of the band's third studio album, with Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from start to finish and fairly quiet vinyl - just shy of our Shootout Winner
  • The sound is big and rich, yet still wonderfully clean, clear and open with fantastic energy - you will not believe all the space and ambience here
  • Huge, rich, tubey and solid, the best track on the album - To Cry You a Song - rocks like you will not believe
  • "Benefit forms the perfect bridge between the rolling, tumbling Tull of old and the tightly braided riffs and prickly lyrics presented by Aqualung." Record Collector
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Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Emerson, Lake & Palmer

  (Item #: emersemers_1909) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This vintage Island pink rim import pressing boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from start to finish
  • Full-bodied and Tubey Magical, with especially smooth, present vocals - this is the sound we love at Better Records
  • ANALOG at its Tubey Magical finest - you'll never play a CD that sounds this good as long as you live
  • Lucky Man and Take A Pebble on this copy have Demo Disc Quality Sound like you won't believe
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Lively, ambitious, almost entirely successful debut album, made up of keyboard-dominated instrumentals and romantic ballads showcasing all three members' very daunting talents.'"
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Creedence Clearwater Revival
Cosmo's Factory

  (Item #: creedcosmo_1909) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy has the qualities we look for in a killer Cosmo's Factory - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Here's the bottom end weight, midrange presence, freedom from grain and real swamp rockin' energy that are missing from so many pressings
  • Their best batch of songs? Check them out: 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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King Crimson
In The Wake Of Poseidon

  (Item #: kingcinthe_wake_1909) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • King Crimson's second studio album arrives with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound 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 early Island Sunray LP has a beautiful textured cover
  • 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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Free
Fire and Water

  (Item #: free_firea_1909_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this wonderful copy of the band's third release - reasonably quiet vinyl for this title too
  • Rich, spacious and lively, with an open, extended top end - this is the sound you want from Free
  • 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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The Pentangle
Pentangling

  (Item #: pentapentangling_1909) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • 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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Miles Davis
Bitches Brew

  (Item #: davisbitch_1909) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • These vintage 360 pressings earned outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades for sound on all four sides - exceptionally QUIET vinyl too (with one issue)
  • The sound is spacious and real, a noticeable step up from most of what we played, and all four sides of this copy played as quietly as any we have ever heard
  • 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
  • 5 Stars: "Thought by many to be the most revolutionary album in jazz history, having virtually created the genre known as jazz-rock fusion..."
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Van Morrison
His Band And Street Choir

  (Item #: morrihisba_1909) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) sonic grades, this is a killer copy of a wonderful sounding, shockingly underrated album
  • The band is swinging, the material top-notch - Domino, Crazy Face, Blue Money and other classics are right here
  • The Best Sounding Van Morrison Album - a classic of 1970 Tubey Magical analog - and his only title to make our Top 100
  • "As 'Domino' opens the album with a show of strength, 'Street Choir' closes it with a burst of both musical and poetic energy which is not only better than anything else on the album but may well be one of Van's two or three finest songs." Rolling Stone
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Free
Fire and Water

  (Item #: free_firea_1909) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • An incredible copy of the band's third studio album with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides - reasonably quiet vinyl for this title too
  • Stunning Live-in-the-Studio Rock Sound that must be heard to be believed - All Right Now sounds out of this world here
  • 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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Bill Evans
Montreux II

  (Item #: evansmontr_1810_1903_1908) 

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


  • This epic live jazz recording finally returns to the site with two excellent Double Plus (A++) sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • A killer pressing, with a very strong bottom end, lovely richness and warmth, real space and separation between the instruments and wonderful immediacy throughout
  • Recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, this 1970 release showcases Evans stylings alongside the brilliant talents of Eddie Gomez and Marty Morell
  • "Bill Evans' second recording at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1970 was a highly anticipated concert, finding the pianist in peak form, accompanied by bassist Eddie Gómez and drummer Marty Morell. "
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Freddie Hubbard
Red Clay

  (Item #: hubbaredcl_1902_1908) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • One of Hubbard's funkiest jazz recordings, this classic earned solid Double Plus (A++) grades throughout
  • One of our favorite CTI albums for sound and music - it's Hubbard's Soul Jazz Masterpiece, and it's a record that belongs in any audiophile's jazz collection
  • Lenny White (Return to Forever) drums up a storm on this album - with sound this good, he is playing right in the room with you!
  • 5 Stars: "This may be Freddie Hubbard's finest moment as a leader, in that it embodies and utilizes all of his strengths as a composer, soloist, and frontman. This session places the trumpeter in the company of giants such as tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Lenny White... This is a classic, hands down."
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