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John Fogerty
Centerfield

  (Item #: fogercente_1906_11) 

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


  • KILLER sound throughout with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the second
  • The overall sound here is incredibly big, full-bodied, spacious and musical with plenty of Tubey Magic and a solid bottom end
  • "... a clutch of terrific songs: that giddy ode to his beloved game, the equally sunny rocker “Rock and Roll Girls,” the snappy Sun tribute “Big Train from Memphis,” the gently swaying “I Saw It on TV,” the rip-roaring “I Can’t Help Myself” and, of course, “The Old Man Down the Road,” a callback to CCR’s spooky swamp rock... a cheerful, glorious comeback." - All Music
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Simply Red
Picture Book

  (Item #: simplpictu_1911_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • With two insanely good sides each rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it, this import pressing was one of the best in our recent shootout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • "Holding Back the Years" may be the best track the band ever recorded, and it probably sounds better here than you ever imagined it could
  • Big, full and lively, with a solid bottom end and excellent clarity - this is the sound you want for Picture Book
  • 4 1/2 stars: "The band finds a steady R&B groove reminiscent of '60s Stax house band the MG's, and, as with the MG's, it's all in the service of a big-voiced soul singer, in this case a British redhead."
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R.E.M.
Fables of the Reconstruction

  (Item #: rem__fable_1908_11) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This insanely good pressing of the band's third studio album earned Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades for sound on both sides
  • 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
  • 4 stars: "... the group does demonstrate considerable musical growth, particularly in how perfectly it evokes the strange rural legends of the South. And many of the songs on the record -- including "Feeling Gravity's Pull," "Maps and Legends," "Green Grow the Rushes," "Auctioneer (Another Engine)," and the previously mentioned pair -- rank among the group's best."
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Dire Straits
Brothers In Arms

  (Item #: diresbroth_1911) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A KILLER copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it sound on both sides - if you have any other version, this pressing will TROUNCE it in every way
  • This one is doing everything right - it's bigger and richer, has better bass, more energy, better vocal presence - this is the way Brothers in Arms should sound
  • So Far Away, Money For Nothing and Walk Of Life are the big hits and they all sound great on this original pressing
  • "One of their most focused and accomplished albums ... Dire Straits had never been so concise or pop-oriented, and it wore well on them."
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Simply Red
Picture Book

  (Item #: simplpictu_1910) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With a seriously good Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER throughout, this UK pressing has a lot going for it
  • "Holding Back the Years" may be the best track the band ever recorded, and it probably sounds better here than you ever imagined it could
  • Big, full and lively, with a solid bottom end and excellent clarity - this is the sound you want for Picture Book
  • 4 1/2 stars: "The band finds a steady R&B groove reminiscent of '60s Stax house band the MG's, and, as with the MG's, it's all in the service of a big-voiced soul singer, in this case a British redhead."
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INXS
Listen Like Thieves

  (Item #: inxs_liste_1910) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • Superb sound throughout with each side earning a sonic grade of Double Plus (A++) and playing on fairly quiet vinyl
  • The Big Rock sound is courtesy of Chris Thomas' production - if you know his work, you know this sound
  • AMG: "INXS completes its transition into an excellent rock & roll singles band with this album."
  • "...with Thomas they "forge an unlikely union between the sonic extremism of Led Zeppelin-style crunch rock and the step-lively beat of disco" such that the album "rocks with passion and seals the deal with a backbeat that'll blackmail your feet.""
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Motley Crue
Theatre of Pain

  (Item #: motletheat_1910) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A superb sounding copy with impressive Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish and the first to ever hit the site!
  • Both sides here are clean, clear, full-bodied and present with tons of energy and a much nicer bottom end than most copies we played
  • "Mötley Crüe really began to hit their commercial stride with Theatre of Pain, which broke them on MTV with the power ballad "Home Sweet Home" and a remake of Brownsville Station's "Smokin' in the Boys' Room" - All Music
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Stevie Ray Vaughan
Soul To Soul

  (Item #: vaughsoult_1907_10) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • STUNNING Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound throughout for this Classic of Electric Blues Guitar - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This is one of the better copies to hit the site in years - good SRV albums are getting tough to find nowadays
  • A copy like this one soars above the pack with its hard-rockin' energy, rich, solid bass, open top end, and freedom from congestion
  • "[SRV] wanted to add soul and R&B inflections to his basic blues sound, and Soul to Soul does exactly that."
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Bob Dylan
Empire Burlesque

  (Item #: dylanempir_1910) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • With a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side one and a side two that's close to it, this original pressing has the analog magic in its grooves
  • This vintage Columbia pressings plays as quiet as we can find them - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Say what you want about Empire Burlesque -- at the very least, it's the most consistent record Bob Dylan has made since Blood on the Tracks, even if it isn't quite as interesting as Desire. However, it is a better set of songs, all deriving from the same place and filled with subtle gems. ...this is every bit as slick as Street Legal, but now sounds more focused and more of its time... than it did upon its original release. ...this is as good as Dylan gets in his latter days."
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Kate Bush
Hounds Of Love

  (Item #: bush_hound_1901_6_10) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A stunning original UK pressing with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Full-bodied, energetic, spacious, and above all, musically involving, this copy was Hard To Fault (HTF)
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Hounds of Love was more carefully crafted as a pop record, and it abounded in memorable melodies and arrangements, the latter reflecting idioms ranging from orchestrated progressive pop to high-wattage traditional folk; and at the center of it all was Bush in the best album-length vocal performance of her career, extending her range and also drawing expressiveness from deep inside of herself, so much so that one almost feels as though he's eavesdropping at moments during 'Running Up That Hill.'"
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Level 42
World Machine

  (Item #: levelworld_1810_4_10) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this UK pressing is guaranteed to blow the doors off any other Level 42 album you've ever heard - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is huge - richer, bigger, clearer and more open than most of the other copies we played
  • A Better Records favorite for more than thirty years, the rare '80s album that holds up today
  • The big hit Something About You ROCKS on this copy - only these British originals let you turn it up and hear it right
  • "World Machine pushes their newfound radio-friendly sound into the forefront, and the result is one of the finest pop albums of the mid-'80s. "Something About You" exemplifies Level 42's sound at the peak of its success."
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Neil Young
Old Ways

  (Item #: youngoldwa_1910_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This superb pressing of Old Ways boasts Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from start to finish - just shy of our Shootout Winner
  • Big, full-bodied and energetic, with wonderfully present vocals - shocking for a recording from 1985
  • Neil's unabashed country album is guaranteed to make your MoFI pressing sound like the bad joke it was in '96
  • "... this turns out to be his most carefully crafted album since Comes a Time... Pretty amazing." - Rolling Stone
  • "Old Ways [is]...cut in the style of Harvest and Comes a Time, but with a stronger country leaning. Young depends heavily on friends, especially for vocals - Waylon Jennings sings harmony..."
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Super Hot Stamper (Quiet Vinyl)

Dire Straits
Brothers In Arms

  (Item #: diresbroth_1910_1) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy is guaranteed to blow the doors off any other Brothers in Arms you've heard - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Tonally correct from top to bottom, with a solid bottom end and fairly natural vocals (for the recording), this is the sound they were going for in the studio
  • Drop the needle on So Far Away -- it's airy, open, and spacious, yet still rich and full-bodied
  • "One of their most focused and accomplished albums ... Dire Straits had never been so concise or pop-oriented, and it wore well on them."
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Neil Young
Old Ways

  (Item #: youngoldwa_1910_) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • A surprisingly good sounding pressing with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Big, full-bodied and energetic, with wonderfully present vocals - shocking for a recording from 1985
  • Neil's unabashed country album is guaranteed to make your MoFI pressing sound like the bad joke it was in '96
  • "... this turns out to be his most carefully crafted album since Comes a Time... Pretty amazing." - Rolling Stone
  • "Old Ways [is] a 1982 recording originally rejected by Geffen, cut in the style of Harvest and Comes a Time, but with a stronger country leaning. Young depends heavily on friends, especially for vocals - Waylon Jennings sings harmony on six out of the ten tracks, and one of the others is a duet with Willie Nelson."
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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Pack Up The Plantation

  (Item #: pettypacku_1910_) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • The band's first official live album debuts, with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on three sides and an excellent Double Plus (A++) side four
  • This album gives you the "naked" sound of the real thing - the real voices and the real guitars and the real everything else
  • The best sides here are big, full-bodied, present and lively, just the way we like 'em
  • "The performances by the Heartbreakers are genuine and crisp, and there's enough sing-along and banter to the audience to identify this as a true classic rock concert recording. Petty and the Heartbreakers tear it up on hits like Refugee, American Girl, and Rockin' Around With You, and it's good to hear Stevie Nicks' appearance on the wonderful "Insider" (originally from Hard Promises). "
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Dire Straits
Brothers In Arms

  (Item #: diresbroth_1910) 

Our Price: $89.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy is guaranteed to blow the doors off any other Brothers in Arms you've heard
  • Tonally correct from top to bottom, with a solid bottom end and fairly natural vocals (for the recording), this is the sound they were going for in the studio
  • Drop the needle on So Far Away -- it's airy, open, and spacious, yet still rich and full-bodied
  • "One of their most focused and accomplished albums ... Dire Straits had never been so concise or pop-oriented, and it wore well on them."
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Prince
Around The World In A Day

  (Item #: princaroun_1810_10) 

Our Price: $99.99
Sale Price: $74.99 (You save $25.00 / 25%)


  • An outstanding copy of the album, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Both sides here are really rockin' -- big and full-bodied with tight punchy bass and lots of energy
  • "If Prince had [previously] streamlined and rocked up his approach for global domination, now he was creating something more intimate, cerebral, and challenging... a brave and deeply personal project, exploring sounds and ideas that were almost shocking coming from a pop icon at his peak."
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Super Hot Stamper (Quiet Vinyl)

Neil Young
Old Ways

  (Item #: youngoldwa_1906_1910) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A surprisingly good sounding pressing with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Big, full-bodied and energetic, with wonderfully present vocals - shocking for 1985
  • Neil's unabashed country album is guaranteed to make your MoFI pressing sound like the bad joke it was in '96
  • "... this turns out to be his most carefully crafted album since Comes a Time... Pretty amazing." - Rolling Stone
  • "Old Ways [is] a 1982 recording originally rejected by Geffen, cut in the style of Harvest and Comes a Time, but with a stronger country leaning. Young depends heavily on friends, especially for vocals - Waylon Jennings sings harmony on six out of the ten tracks, and one of the others is a duet with Willie Nelson."
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Tears For Fears
Songs From The Big Chair

  (Item #: tearssongs_1909_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent early British pressing, with Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Rich, spacious and lively, with an open, extended top end - this is the sound you want from Tears for Fears
  • More great songs than practically anything from the '80s - Shout, Everybody Wants To Rule The World and Head Over Heels, just to name a few
  • "It is not only a commercial triumph, it is an artistic tour de force. And in the loping, percolating "Everybody Wants to Rule the World," Tears for Fears perfectly captured the zeitgeist of the mid-'80s while impossibly managing to also create a dreamy, timeless pop classic. Songs From the Big Chair is one of the finest statements of the decade."
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Kate Bush
Hounds Of Love

  (Item #: bush_hound_1811_4_9) 

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


  • This vintage British pressing of Kate's fifth studio album boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • Both sides of this original UK pressing are wonderful: full-bodied, energetic, spacious, and above all, musically involving
  • Hounds Of Love is widely considered Bush's best album and listed among the Top 100 albums of all time by NME Magazine
  • 4 1/2 stars: "...wonderfully overpowering as a piece of pop music. Indeed, this reviewer hadn't had so much fun and such a challenge listening to a new album from the U.K. since Abbey Road, and it's pretty plain that Bush listened to (and learned from) a lot of the Beatles' output in her youth."
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Simple Minds
Once Upon A Time

  (Item #: simplonceu_1909) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy of the band's seventh studio album with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This is the sound we love at Better Records - these UK sides are full-bodied and Tubey Magical, with especially smooth, present vocals
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Simple Minds' popularity was expounded on songs such as "Alive & Kicking" and "Sanctify Yourself." This album was one of their best, most likely leading the pack in the band's album roster, because it exuded raw energy and solid composition not entirely captured on previous albums."
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John Fogerty
Centerfield

  (Item #: fogercente_1905_9) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An excellent copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too!
  • The overall sound here is big, full-bodied and musical with plenty of Tubey Magic and a solid bottom end
  • "... a clutch of terrific songs: that giddy ode to his beloved game, the equally sunny rocker “Rock and Roll Girls,” the snappy Sun tribute “Big Train from Memphis,” the gently swaying “I Saw It on TV,” the rip-roaring “I Can’t Help Myself” (only slightly undone by its hyper-active drum programming) and, of course, “The Old Man Down the Road,” a callback to CCR’s spooky swamp rock so successful that Saul Zaentz, the then-president of Fogerty’s former label Fantasy, sued John for plagiarizing himself... a cheerful, glorious comeback." - All Music
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Sting
The Dream Of The Blue Turtles

  (Item #: stingdream_1908) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This killer copy boasts excellent Double Plus (A++) sonic grades or BETTER on both sides - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • Sting surrounded himself with legitimate jazz musicians and together they've created an album that gives you the loose, relaxed feel of jazz mixed with Sting's distinct pop sensibility
  • Exceptionally big, full-bodied and musical, with exceptional presence for the most important element of the recording, Sting's voice
  • 4 Stars: "Sting incorporated heavy elements of jazz, classical, and worldbeat into his music, writing lyrics that were literate and self-consciously meaningful... he proves that he's subtler and craftier than his peers."
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Prince
Around The World In A Day

  (Item #: princaroun_1908) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A STUNNING copy of Prince's 1985 release, with both sides earning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades or very close to them - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Clean and clear and open are nice qualities, but rich and full are harder to come by on this record and this copy has both in spades!
  • "If Prince had [previously] streamlined and rocked up his approach for global domination, now he was creating something more intimate, cerebral, and challenging... a brave and deeply personal project, exploring sounds and ideas that were almost shocking coming from a pop icon at his peak."
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Sade
Promise

  (Item #: sade_promi_1906_1908) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Sade's Best Album returns with superb Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • You'd be hard-pressed to find a copy that's this well balanced, yet big and lively, with such wonderful clarity in the mids and highs
  • There’s no denying the power of Sade’s sultry voice when you can actually hear it - she is on fire on this album
  • Her best song is on side one here - Is It a Crime - and the big band arrangement will surely send chills up and down your spine, especially with nearly Triple Plus sound quality
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Simple Minds
Once Upon A Time

  (Item #: simplonceu_1907) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Stunning sound throughout with both sides earning nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) grades - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • These sides are big, rich and full-bodied with a huge bottom end and an energy level that's off the charts
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Simple Minds' popularity was expounded on songs such as "Alive & Kicking" and "Sanctify Yourself." This album was one of their best, most likely leading the pack in the band's album roster, because it exuded raw energy and solid composition not entirely captured on previous albums."
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Talking Heads
Little Creatures

  (Item #: talkilittl_1906) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides and fairly quiet vinyl - this one has the BIG BEAT sound we love
  • I ask you, what record from 1985 sounds better than Little Creatures?
  • These sides are rockin' on tracks like Stay Up Late, Road To Nowhere, And She Was, Creatures of Love and more
  • Surprisingly big, punchy and open sound for this '85 pop classic - a Top 100 album and longtime Better Records favorite
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Ear Candy ...a pop album, and an accomplished one, by a band that knew what it was doing."
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Simply Red
Picture Book

  (Item #: simplpictu_1901_1906) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • With a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side one and a side two that's right up there with it, this UK pressing has a lot going for it - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • "Holding Back the Years" may be the best track the band ever recorded, and it probably sounds better here than you ever imagined it could
  • Big, full and lively, with a solid bottom end and excellent clarity - this is the sound you want for Picture Book
  • 4 1/2 stars: "The band finds a steady R&B groove reminiscent of '60s Stax house band the MG's, and, as with the MG's, it's all in the service of a big-voiced soul singer, in this case a British redhead."
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Stevie Ray Vaughan
Soul To Soul

  (Item #: vaughsoult_1905) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound throughout for this Classic of Electric Blues Guitar - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • One of the few copies to hit the site in more than three years - good SRV albums are getting tough to find nowadays
  • A copy like this one soars above the pack with its hard-rockin' energy, rich, solid bass, open top end, and freedom from congestion
  • "[SRV] wanted to add soul and R&B inflections to his basic blues sound, and Soul to Soul does exactly that."
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