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Hot Stamper

Cat Stevens
Teaser & The Firecat

  (Item #: stevetease_hot_1905) 

Our Price: $69.99

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

Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin I

  (Item #: ledze1_1904_2) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A very impressive copy of Zep's amazing debut, rating Double Plus (A++) or BETTER on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Arguably the biggest, clearest and most Tubey Magical Zeppelin album ever recorded, thanks to the engineering genius of Mr Glyn Johns
  • Just look at that track list - the lucky buyer of this copy will be hearing those songs come to life like never before
  • 5 stars: "Taking the heavy, distorted electric blues of Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, and Cream to an extreme... But the key to the group's attack was subtlety: it wasn't just an onslaught of guitar noise, it was shaded and textured, filled with alternating dynamics and tempos."
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Super Hot Stamper

Blood, Sweat & Tears
Child is Father to the Man

  (Item #: bloodchild_1904_2) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last on this pressing of the band's debut album
  • This copy will show you just how big, full-bodied, lively and POWERFUL this music can be on the right pressing
  • Not many records on this site are harder to find with top quality sound and reasonably quiet surfaces
  • 5 stars: "Child Is Father to the Man is keyboard player/singer/arranger Al Kooper's finest work, an album on which he moves the folk-blues-rock amalgamation of the Blues Project into even wider pastures... One of the great albums of the eclectic post-Sgt. Pepper era of the late '60s."
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Super Hot Stamper

Joni Mitchell
Blue

  (Item #: mitchblue_1904_1) 

Our Price: $129.99

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

Mel Torme
With The Marty Paich Dek-tette

  (Item #: tormewitht_1904_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A KILLER copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the second; exceptionally quiet vinyl too!
  • Both sides here are incredibly rich and smooth with wonderfully breathy vocals and a solid bottom end
  • "Mel Tormé with the Marty Paich Dek-tette is a vocal masterpiece, an extremely satisfying record achieved only by a fusion of an excellent voice, an excellent band, and excellent material." - All Music, 5 Stars
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White Hot Stamper (With Issues)

Fleetwood Mac
Rumours

  (Item #: fleetrumou_1904) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • A KILLER copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound from the first note to the last
  • Tubey Magical Analog - The sound is open, spacious and transparent, with a huge three-dimensional soundfield
  • When you hear it sound as good as it does here, you'll know why we consider Rumours a Better Records Top 100 Demo Disc
  • 5 stars: "Each tune, each phrase regains its raw, immediate emotional power—which is why Rumours touched a nerve upon its 1977 release, and has since transcended its era to be one of the greatest, most compelling pop albums of all time."
  • This one has some condition issues (see below), so we have discounted the record accordingly
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The Beatles
Rubber Soul

  (Item #: beatlrubbe_1904_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding vintage UK pressing earned seriously good Double Plus (A++) grades for sound on both sides - lovely quiet vinyl too
  • We guarantee you've never heard Drive My Car, Norwegian Wood, Nowhere Man and Michelle sound better - and that's just side one!
  • A Better Records Rock & Pop Top 100 Title, 5 Stars on Allmusic, and a Must Own Folk Rock Masterpiece
  • "The lyrics represented a quantum leap in terms of thoughtfulness, maturity, and complex ambiguities. Musically, too, it was a substantial leap forward, with intricate folk-rock arrangements that reflected the increasing influence of Dylan and the Byrds."
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Super Hot Stamper

Frank Sinatra
September Of My Years

  (Item #: sinatsepte_1904_2) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • 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 recent shootout
  • These sides are exceptionally spacious and three-dimensional, as well as relaxed and full-bodied - just wonderful
  • A Demo Quality Tubey Magical recording, but that sound is only found on the best Blue Green original Reprise stereo pressings - like this one
  • 5 stars on Allmusic ("One of Frank Sinatra's triumphs of the '60s") and Grammy Album of the Year for 1967
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Cat Stevens
Tea for the Tillerman

  (Item #: steveteafo_1904_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This superb UK Pink Rim Island pressing of TFTT - The Pinnacle of British Folk Rock from 1970 - earned solid Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides - fairly 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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Buffalo Springfield
Retrospective - The Best Of...

  (Item #: buffaretro_1904_2) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • STUNNING throughout with Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides AND exceptionally quiet vinyl - this is the best copy to hit the site in years
  • Big, full-bodied, clear and present, the Tubey Magical richness of the best pressings is a joy to hear on high-rez modern equipment
  • Kind Woman and I Am A Child are just two of the best sounding songs - listen to all that space around the voices and instruments
  • And the Pysch stuff - On the Way Home, Broken Arrow and Expecting to Fly - is even more three-dimensional
  • 5 stars on Allmusic - this is Must Own Music from one of the most groundbreaking and accomplished groups of the late-'60s (even though they never cracked the Top 40 Album chart)
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Super Hot Stamper

The Rolling Stones
Sticky Fingers

  (Item #: rollistick_1904_2) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • This outstanding copy of Sticky Fingers boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from first note to last
  • Finally, with the right vintage pressings we can hear the power and the beauty of this truly superb recording
  • A landmark Glyn Johns / Andy Johns recording, our favorite by the Stones, a Top 100 Title (of course) and 5 stars on Allmusic (ditto)
  • Q magazine said this was "the Stones at their assured, showboating peak ... A magic formula of heavy soul, junkie blues and macho rock."
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White Hot Stamper

Blood, Sweat & Tears
Child is Father to the Man

  (Item #: bloodchild_1904_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Absolutely amazing sound throughout, with both sides earning our highest sonic grade of Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it
  • This copy will show you just how big, full-bodied, lively and POWERFUL this music can be on the right pressing
  • Not many records on this site are harder to find with top quality sound and reasonably quiet surfaces
  • 5 stars: "Child Is Father to the Man is keyboard player/singer/arranger Al Kooper's finest work, an album on which he moves the folk-blues-rock amalgamation of the Blues Project into even wider pastures... One of the great albums of the eclectic post-Sgt. Pepper era of the late '60s."
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Super Hot Stamper

Miles Davis
Kind of Blue

  (Item #: daviskindo_1904_3) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An outstanding pressing with Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER, guaranteed to beat any copy you've ever heard
  • KOB is the purest embodiment of the big-as-life, spacious and timbrally accurate 30th Street Studio Sound Fred Plaut was justly famous for
  • Space, clarity, transparency, and in-the-room immediacy are just a few of the many qualities to be found on this pressing
  • 5 stars: "Kind of Blue isn't merely an artistic highlight for Miles Davis, it's an album that towers above its peers, a record generally considered as the definitive jazz album, a universally acknowledged standard of excellence."
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Super Hot Stamper

The Who
Live At Leeds

  (Item #: who__livea_1904) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A hard-rockin' copy - this British Track pressing boasts powerful Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides
  • The recording is huge and lively with startling dynamics and in-the-room-presence like nothing you've heard
  • Drums so solid, punchy and present they put to shame 99% of the rock records on the planet
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl - no early British pressing will play any better than this one
  • Cited as the best live rock recording of all time by The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, the BBC Q magazine, and Rolling Stone. In 2003, it was ranked number 170 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
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Super Hot Stamper

Cannonball Adderley
Somethin' Else

  (Item #: addersomet_1904) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find outstanding sound throughout, with both sides of this 1958 release rating a solid Double Plus (A++)
  • A triumph for Rudy Van Gelder, a Top Blue Note title, and as much a showcase for Miles Davis as it is for Cannonball
  • The best copies of this album set a standard that practically no other jazz record we're aware of can meet
  • 5 stars: "Both horn players are at their peak of lyrical invention, crafting gorgeous, flowing blues lines."
  • "...signs of Milesian influence are the calm, conversational delivery of the title track and the newfound lyricism in Adderley’s playing that followed from his nightly experience at the trumpeter’s side."
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Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel

  (Item #: gabrigabr3_1807_1904) 

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


  • An absolutely incredible copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • If you're a fan of the album your mind is going to be BLOWN by the sound of this UK pressing - it's nothing less than a MONSTER
  • Most copies - even the "right" Brit pressings - aren't nearly as rich and smooth, yet clear and open, as this one
  • 5 stars: "Generally regarded as Peter Gabriel's finest record, his third eponymous album finds him coming into his own, crafting an album that's artier, stronger, more song oriented than before."
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White Hot Stamper

The Beatles
Revolver

  (Item #: beatlrevol_1904) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • A stunning copy: Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides - Tomorrow Never Knows will blow your mind (even more than it blew everybody's mind way back in '66!)
  • Here is the space, energy, presence clarity and massive bottom end you had no idea were even possible on Revolver
  • 14 amazing tracks including Taxman; Eleanor Rigby; Here, There and Everywhere; Yellow Submarine; Good Day Sunshine; Got To Get You Into My Life and Tomorrow Never Knows (!)
  • "Even after Sgt. Pepper, Revolver stands as the ultimate modern pop album and it's still as emulated as it was upon its original release."
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White Hot Stamper

Stevie Wonder
Songs In The Key Of Life

  (Item #: wondesongs_1904_1) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A stunning copy of Stevie Wonder's epic double album with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from first note to last
  • This is an amazing sounding copy, as good as anything we've ever played!
  • From top to bottom, on all four sides, the sound is rich, warm and natural with wonderful transparency, ambience and loads of Tubey Magic
  • 5 stars: "...Stevie Wonder's longest, most ambitious collection of songs... that — just as the title promised — touched on nearly every issue under the sun, and did it all with ambitious (even for him), wide-ranging arrangements and some of the best performances of Wonder's career. "
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Cat Stevens
Tea for the Tillerman

  (Item #: steveteafo_1904) 

Our Price: $699.99

  • THE BIG ONE! A "Triple Triple" Island Pink Label UK copy of one of the most desired, impressive and elusive Hot Stampers in the game!
  • These Triple Plus (A+++) sides offer incredible Demo Disc sound, with superb dynamics, driving energy, in-the-room immediacy, and on and on
  • The emotional power of the songs is communicated completely - we can assure you the experience of hearing sound this good will be like playing the album for the first time
  • This 48 year old UK pressing has exceptionally quiet vinyl for the most part, but it does have a few condition issues, so we've decided to offer it at a serious discount of $250 compared to the last copy we had on the site
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Jimi Hendrix
Axis: Bold As Love

  (Item #: hendraxisb_1904) 

Our Price: $649.99

  • A STUNNING pressing: Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it on both sides - one of the best copies we've ever heard
  • Huge and present, rich and full, with the kind of weight and electrified energy this problematical album almost never has
  • Relatively quiet vinyl, playing Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on both sides - these imports are the only way to go
  • 5 stars: "...a solid collection of great tunes and great interactive playing between himself, Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell, and the recording studio itself. "
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Super Hot Stamper (Quiet Vinyl)

Derek and the Dominos
Layla

  (Item #: dereklayla_1901_1904) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With a Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) side one and outstanding Double Plus (A++) sides two, three and four, this copy delivers top quality sound for this famously difficult recording - exceptionally quiet vinyl too!
  • 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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Super Hot Stamper (Issues)

Cat Stevens
Teaser & The Firecat (UK Island)

  (Item #: stevetease_1904) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • This timeless Classic Folk Rock recording on the British Island label offers superb Demo Disc Quality sound on both sides - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • With Double Plus (A++) grades this copy is guaranteed to rock your world with their richness, clarity, transparency, and ENERGY
  • AMG 5 Stars and a Top 100 album - it just may be the Best Sounding record Cat Stevens ever made - quiet vinyl too
  • Tuesday’s Dead, Morning Has Broken, Bitterblue, Moonshadow, Peace Train - and that's just side two! What side of any album has five songs of such quality?
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White Hot Stamper (With Issues)

Frank Sinatra
September Of My Years

  (Item #: sinatsepte_1904) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it from start to finish - we guarantee you've never heard Sinatra sound better than he does on this very pressing
  • Exceptionally spacious and three-dimensional on both sides, as well as relaxed and full-bodied - just wonderful
  • A Demo Quality Tubey Magical disc, but it only sounds that way on the best Blue Green original stereo pressings (like this one)
  • 5 stars on Allmusic ("one of Frank Sinatra's triumphs of the '60s") and Grammy Album of the Year for 1967
  • We've discounted this one substantially due to a mark on each side (see below)
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White Hot Stamper

Miles Davis
Miles Davis

  (Item #: davismiles_1903x) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Two Miles Davis classics, representing another remarkably good sounding find from the relentless Record Hunting Audiophiles here at Better Records - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Triple Plus (A+++) sound on sides one and three and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the other two sides, there was no other copy that could begin to do what this pressing was doing
  • Must Own Music with top sound - the better tracks here can hold their own with virtually any Miles record we know of
  • "[These two discs present] the Miles Davis Quintet from a pair of legendary recording dates which would generate enough music to produce four separate long-players ... Each is considered not only to be among the pinnacle of Davis' work, but of the entire bop subgenre as well."
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Super Hot Stamper

Bob Seger
Night Moves

  (Item #: segernight_1904) 

Our Price: $89.99

  • An excellent copy with Double Plus (A++) sound from the first note to the last for Seger's breakthrough (the 8th time's the charm) - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • A huge step up over most of what we've heard: richer, fuller, more dynamic, more lively and just plain more fun
  • Knock the album if you like, but there's no denying it's one of Seger's best and certainly a '70s classic - every song's a hit
  • 5 stars in the AMG: "One of the universally acknowledged high points of late-'70s rock & roll. And, because of his passion and craft, it remains a thoroughly terrific record years later."
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Bob Seger
Night Moves

  (Item #: segernight_1808_1904) 

Our Price: $299.99
Sale Price: $249.99 (You save $50.00 / 17%)


  • A stunning copy with superb Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on BOTH sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • A huge step up over every other copy we played: richer, fuller, more dynamic, more lively and just plain more fun
  • You can knock the album if you like, but there's no denying it's one of Seger's best and certainly a Rock and Roll Classic
  • 5 stars: "One of the universally acknowledged high points of late-'70s rock & roll. And, because of his passion and craft, it remains a thoroughly terrific record years later."
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Super Hot Stamper

Barbra Streisand
The Barbara Streisand Album

  (Item #: streibarbr_1902_1904_) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this 360 original stereo pressing was one of the better copies we played in our recent shootout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Amazingly Tubey Magical and intimate, this copy will teleport a living, breathing Barbra Streisand directly into your listening room like no album of hers you have ever heard
  • 5 stars: "Of course, the first thing that strikes you listening to the first Barbra Streisand album, recorded and released before the singer's 21st birthday, is that great voice. And it isn't just the sheer quality of the voice, its purity and its strength throughout its register, it's also the mastery of vocal effects that produce dramatic readings of the lyrics -- each song is like a one-act musical."
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Super Hot Stamper

Jimmy Smith
Bashin'

  (Item #: smithbashi_1812_1904) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • One of the better copies from our most recent shootout of this Big Band Jazz classic led by Jimmy Smith's organ; Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER throughout
  • If you choose to only own one Jimmy Smith album, make it this one - the first side swings like you will not believe
  • A Five Star album on Allmusic: "On the first half of the program, Smith was for the first time joined by a big band. Oliver Nelson provided the arrangements, trumpeter Joe Newman and altoist Phil Woods have a solo apiece, and "Walk on the Wild Side" became Smith's biggest hit up to that point."
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Super Hot Stamper

The Allman Brothers
Eat A Peach

  (Item #: allmaeatap_1904) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on all four sides - these two discs are rockin' from first note to last
  • The heartfelt radio-friendly songs such as Melissa and Little Martha keep up the energy and add to the enjoyment factor
  • Decent vinyl for this title - Mint Minus Minus - if you would like a quieter copy we probably have one on the site
  • 5 stars: "The record showcases the Allmans at their peak, and it's hard not to feel sad as the acoustic guitars of "Little Martha" conclude the record, since this tribute isn't just heartfelt, it offers proof of Duane Allman's immense talents and contribution to the band."
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White Hot Stamper

The Faces
Long Player

  (Item #: faceslongp_1711_1904) 

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


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

Neil Young
Rust Never Sleeps

  (Item #: youngrustn_1904) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

Roxy Music
Avalon

  (Item #: roxymavalo_1812_1904) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus sound (A++) from first note to last and relatively quiet vinyl on this British pressing
  • Copies that are exceptionally open, clear, and resolving are the ones that present the music as it was meant to be heard
  • Credit Rhett Davies with creating the sonic space capable of clearly displaying so many singers, instruments, and effects
  • 5 stars: "Ferry was never this romantic or seductive, either with Roxy or as a solo artist, and Avalon shimmers with elegance in both its music and its lyrics."
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Super Hot Stamper

The Beatles
Beatles For Sale

  (Item #: beatlforsa_1904) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • There's superb Double Plus (A++) sound to be found on both sides of The Fab Four's very well recorded fourth album
  • Especially rich and spacious, this is the album that moves away from the mostly midrangy sound of A Hard Day's Night and With the Beatles
  • A criminally underrated album by the Fab Four - Allmusic gives it Five Big Stars and we like it every bit as much as they do
  • I'm A Loser, Baby's In Black, Rock And Roll Music, I'll Follow The Sun. Eight Days A Week, Words Of Love, Every Little Thing, I Don't Want To Spoil The Party, What You're Doing and 4 more - 14 tracks in all (!)
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Hot Stamper (Quiet Vinyl)

Carole King
Tapestry

  (Item #: king_tapes_1811_1904) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • You'll find very good Hot Stamper sound from start to finish on this copy of Carole King's beloved Tapestry
  • The vinyl is surprisingly quiet for Tapestry - it's the exceedingly rare early pressing that plays Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus the way this one does
  • Carole's masterpiece is just loaded with great songs, and they sure sound better here than on most pressings
  • 5 stars: "...an intensely emotional record, the songs confessional and direct; in its time it connected with listeners like few records before it, and it remains an illuminating experience decades later."
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White Hot Stamper

Joni Mitchell
Blue

  (Item #: mitchblue_1902_1904) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • Stunning sound throughout for arguably Joni's greatest album with both sides earning shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades
  • Stunning immediacy and presence coupled with superb richness and warmth - this is the right sound for Blue
  • A Better Records Top 100 title that belongs in any audiophile music collection worthy of the name
  • 5 stars: "Sad, spare, and beautiful, Blue is the quintessential confessional singer/songwriter album. Forthright and poetic, Joni Mitchell's songs are raw nerves, tales of love and loss (two words with relative meaning here) etched with stunning complexity..."
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Super Hot Stamper

The Who
Who’s Next

  (Item #: who__whosn_1904_) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • You'll find excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last on this vintage Decca Colorband pressing
  • As of this writing there are no quieter copies of the album with these grades on the site - Mint Minus Minus is about as quiet as it gets for a well-cared-for, unscratched Decca copy
  • Exceptionally rich, lively and present with a strong bottom, this is a hard rockin' Who's Next like you will not believe
  • Talk about whomp - here's the kind of record that rewards a system with a killer bottom end and the ability to play at loud levels
  • 5 stars in Allmusic, a Top 100 Title, and without question The Who's One True Rock Masterpiece
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White Hot Stamper

Queen
A Night at the Opera

  (Item #: queennight_1901_1904) 

Our Price: $599.99
Sale Price: $549.00 (You save $50.99 / 8%)


  • This stunning copy of Queen's fourth studio album boasts Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side and an outstanding Double Plus (A++) side two
  • The sound is HUGE with WHOMP like nothing you have ever heard on this album - finally, the code has been cracked
  • Bohemian Rhapsody is killer here (if you've got the big speaker system to play it, and even if you don't)
  • 5 stars: "But the appeal of A Night at the Opera is in its detailed, meticulous productions. It's prog rock with a sense of humor as well as dynamics, and Queen never bettered their approach anywhere else."
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Super Hot Stamper

The Rolling Stones
Some Girls

  (Item #: rollisomeg_1812_1904) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This copy of the Stones' landmark 1978 album, a member of our Top 100 Rock and Pop List, boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • It's got everything you want - weight, punch, energy and fullness, qualities key to the best sounding pressings
  • Tons of great songs - Miss You, Beast of Burden and Shattered, all sounding shockingly good on this copy
  • 5 Stars: "Some Girls may not have the back-street aggression of their '60s records, or the majestic, drugged-out murk of their early-'70s work, but its brand of glitzy, decadent hard rock still makes it a definitive Stones album."
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The Rolling Stones
Let It Bleed

  (Item #: rolliletit_1904) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With both sides rating an outstanding Double Plus (A++) for sound or BETTER, here are the Stones at the peak of their career on a killer All Analog pressing
  • Love In Vain on this copy is one of the best sounding Rolling Stones songs of all time
  • The acoustic guitar harmonics and the rich whomp of the snare prove indisputably that Glyn Johns is one of the Greatest Rock Engineers who ever lived
  • Top 100, 5 stars - Jason McNeil of PopMatters wrote that Beggars Banquet and Let It Bleed are, "the two greatest albums the band’s (or anyone’s) ever made."
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The Grateful Dead
Workingman's Dead

  (Item #: grateworki_1904) 

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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The Rolling Stones
Sticky Fingers

  (Item #: rollistick_1904_1) 

Our Price: $849.99

  • A Sticky Fingers like you've never heard -- 'Triple Triple'... As Good As It Gets!
  • Both A+++ sides amazingly communicate the power and the beauty of this truly superb recording
  • A landmark Glyn Johns / Andy Johns recording, our favorite by the Stones, a Top 100 Title (of course) and 5 stars on Allmusic (ditto)
  • Q magazine said this was "the Stones at their assured, showboating peak ... A magic formula of heavy soul, junkie blues and macho rock."
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Eagles
Hotel California

  (Item #: eaglehotel_1904) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • A stunning "Triple Triple" copy that earned our top A+++ grade on both sides!
  • Incredible Demo Disc sound -- big and bold with super punchy drums and a fully extended top end
  • A Better Records Top 100 pick that's amazingly powerful on the best copies such as these
  • "Hotel California unveiled what seemed almost like a whole new band" -- Allmusic, 5 stars
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Miles Davis
Birth of the Cool

  (Item #: davisbirth_1904) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • An incredible pressing of this Groundbreaking Jazz Classic, with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side and Double Plus (A++) on the second
  • This vintage mono pressing will show you just how well-recorded these 1949-50 sessions were
  • It's the records they made from these tapes (more often from the dubs of them) that have given everybody the wrong idea about these wonderful sounding recordings
  • 5 stars: "So dubbed because these three sessions are where the sound known as cool jazz essentially formed, Birth of the Cool remains one of the defining, pivotal moments in jazz. This is where the elasticity of bop was married with skillful, big-band arrangements and a relaxed, subdued mood that made it all seem easy, even at its most intricate."


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John Coltrane
My Favorite Things

  (Item #: coltrmyfav_1904) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With two nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sides, this copy is close to the BEST we have ever heard, right up there with our Shootout Winner
  • We guarantee you will hear a dramatic increase in richness, presence and musical energy relative to any copy you've auditioned - or your money back
  • A difficult album to find with this kind of top quality sound and audiophile playing surfaces - we're happy to report that this pressing plays exceptionally quietly
  • 5 stars: "The unforced, practically casual soloing styles of the assembled quartet allow for tastefully executed passages a la the Miles Davis Quintet, a trait Coltrane no doubt honed during his tenure in that band."
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Carole King
Tapestry

  (Item #: king_tapes_1903_2_1904) 

Our Price: $549.99

  • This KILLER copy of King's beloved Tapestry earned top honors -- Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Both sides are big, full and Tubey Magical yet still clean, clear and open - you will hear that the dark veils of most copies have finally been lifted
  • This album is clearly Carole's masterpiece - it's loaded with great songs, and they all sound fantastic here
  • 5 stars: "...an intensely emotional record, the songs confessional and direct; in its time it connected with listeners like few records before it, and it remains an illuminating experience decades later."
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The Byrds
Younger Than Yesterday

  (Item #: byrdsyoung_1807_1904) 

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


  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER for this early Byrds gem from 1967 - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • It's clear, undistorted, rich and tubey - this sound lets the Byrds jangly folk-pop work
  • So You Want to Be a Rock 'N' Roll Star, My Back Pages and Have You Seen Her Face are all here, and sounding wonderful
  • 5 stars: "Time has shown it to be the most durable of the Byrds' albums, with the exception of Mr. Tambourine Man. David Crosby, Roger McGuinn, and especially Chris Hillman come into their own as songwriters on an eclectic but focused set blending folk-rock, psychedelia, and early country-rock."
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The Beatles
Help

  (Item #: beatlhelp_1901_1904) 

Our Price: $349.99
Sale Price: $299.00 (You save $50.99 / 15%)


  • A Shootout Winner - Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it from start to finish - we guarantee you've never heard Help sound remotely this good
  • Want to hear The Beatles at their Tubey Magical best? Just play You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away on this killer copy
  • Everything that's great about Help is here - jangly 12 string guitars, harmonically rich tambourines, and breathy vocals
  • Side one alone boasts 7 classics: Help!, The Night Before, You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away, I Need You, Another Girl, You’re Gonna Lose That Girl and Ticket to Ride - whew!
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Muddy Waters
Hard Again

  (Item #: waterharda_1808_1904) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • With solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last, this is an outstanding pressing of Hard Again
  • Both sides here are big, lively and jumpin' out of the speakers - just right for this down and dirty music
  • A Grammy Winner, an Allmusic Five Star album - simply a superb recording and one of our favorites for '70s blues
  • 5 stars: "Christgau attributed the record's intense quality to 'the natural enthusiasm of an inspired collaboration,' and remarked on its standing in Chicago blues, 'except maybe for B.B. King's Live at the Regal and Otis Spann's Walking the Blues... I can't recall a better blues album than this.'"
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The Police
Zenyatta Mondatta

  (Item #: policzenya_1809_1904) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This early British import pressing boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - quiet vinyl too
  • You will not believe how punchy, lively, dynamic, and exciting some of these tracks sound here
  • The sound is guaranteed to be significantly richer, bigger, more present and livelier than any copy you've heard
  • 5 Stars: "Zenyatta contains perhaps the quintessential new wave anthem, the haunting "Don't Stand So Close to Me"... Zenyatta Mondatta remains one of the finest rock albums of all time."
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Fleetwood Mac
Tusk

  (Item #: fleettusk_1902_1904) 

Our Price: $549.99

  • A MONSTER pressing that simply cannot be beat - all four sides earned our highest sonic grade of Triple Plus (A+++)
  • The sound is Demo Disc Quality on the more highly produced tracks, of which there are plenty spread over the two discs
  • The power of the bottom end is especially impressive on all four sides (and John McVie kills it on bass!)
  • 5 stars: "Because of its ambitions, Tusk failed to replicate the success of its two predecessors ... yet it earned a dedicated cult audience of fans of twisted, melodic pop." Twisted melodic pop? Sign me up!
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Paul McCartney
Ram

  (Item #: mccarram_1904) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This vintage UK pressing of McCartney's 1971 Classic boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound and exceptionally quiet vinyl on both sides
  • A copy like this is a real audiophile treat - here is the rich, warm, clear, natural and lively sound you want for Ram
  • Many of the man's most memorable songs are here: Too Many People, Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey, Monkberry Moon Delight, Heart Of The Country and more
  • 5 stars: "These songs may not be self-styled major statements, but they are endearing and enduring, as is Ram itself, which seems like a more unique, exquisite pleasure with each passing year."
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The Beatles
With The Beatles

  (Item #: beatlwitht_1901_1904) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • An incredible sounding copy, with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Superb space and immediacy, rich and (relatively) smooth and oh-so-Tubey-Magical lead and harmony vocals - this is exactly the right sound for With The Beatles
  • So many great songs: All My Loving, Please Mr. Postman, Til There Was You, You've Really Got A Hold On Me, Devil In Her Heart... fourteen in all
  • "It was clear that, even at this early stage, the Beatles were rapidly maturing and changing, turning into expert craftsmen and musical innovators."
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Paul Simon
There Goes Rhymin’ Simon

  (Item #: simonthere_1904) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding copy of Simon's third solo album, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is big, warm and full-bodied - it's present and clear, never harsh or gritty the way so many are
  • Great songs including Kodachrome, Loves Me Like a Rock, Was a Sunny Day (and you probably know most of the other 7)
  • 5 stars: "Retaining the buoyant musical feel of Paul Simon, but employing a more produced sound, There Goes Rhymin' Simon found Paul Simon writing and performing with assurance and venturing into soulful and R&B-oriented music."
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Buffalo Springfield
Retrospective - The Best Of...

  (Item #: buffaretro_1904_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent copy with Double Plus (A++) sound from the first note to the last
  • Super big and full with a massive bottom end and plenty of energy; the Tubey Magical richness on the best pressings is a joy to hear
  • Kind Woman and I Am A Child sound incredible - listen to all that space
  • A wonderful compilation, 5 stars on Allmusic - this is absolutely Must Own Music
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Bob Dylan
Bringing It All Back Home

  (Item #: dylanbring_1904_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A superb copy of this Dylan classic with each side rating a solid Double Plus (A++) or BETTER for sound
  • Clean, clear and full-bodied with strong midrange presence and very little of the harshness that plagues most copies
  • 5 stars: "With Another Side of Bob Dylan, Dylan had begun pushing past folk, and with Bringing It All Back Home, he exploded the boundaries, producing an album of boundless imagination and skill. And it's not just that he went electric, either, rocking hard on "Subterranean Homesick Blues," "Maggie's Farm," and "Outlaw Blues"; it's that he's exploding with imagination throughout the record."
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Paul Simon
Graceland

  (Item #: simongrace_1904_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A killer copy with Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from the first note to the last -- rich, smooth and clear in precisely the way so few copies are (!)
  • Guaranteed to TROUNCE the well-reviewed but nevertheless AWFUL Heavy Vinyl LP in every way, or your money back
  • 5 stars: "An enormously successful record, Graceland became the standard against which subsequent musical experiments by major artists were measured."
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The Rolling Stones
Aftermath

  (Item #: rolliafter_1904_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Both sides of this copy were outstanding, earning Double Plus (A++) grades for their Tubey Magical '60s British sound; exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Lady Jane, Under My Thumb and Mother's Little Helper are three of the best sounding tracks on side one - all are lively and solid here
  • It's ridiculously tough to find copies that sound this good and play this quietly, which is why we so rarely have them up on the site
  • Their first album made up of all original material, 5 stars on Allmusic, and the first of a string of Must Own Stones albums
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Horace Silver
Song For My Father

  (Item #: silvesongf_1904_1) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on this Blue Note Jazz classic
  • The piano is clear and clean here, with much more weight and solidity than one would expect from an RVG recording
  • This copy was obviously cut with super-low distortion mastering equipment, and boy does it help the sound
  • 5 Stars: "Horace Silver's signature LP and the peak of a discography already studded with classics. Silver was always a master at balancing jumping rhythms with complex harmonies for a unique blend of earthiness and sophistication, and Song for My Father has perhaps the most sophisticated air of all his albums..."
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Elvis Costello
Armed Forces

  (Item #: costearmed_1904) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A KILLER early UK pressing, with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the first - quiet vinyl too
  • Some of the biggest, boldest rock sound ever recorded, a True Demo Disc, just amazing on a pressing like this
  • 5 Stars and a Better Records Rock and Pop Top 100 album - every track is Elvis at this best
  • AMG is right: "It's a dense but accessible pop record and ranks as his third masterpiece in a row."
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The Yardbirds
Roger The Engineer

  (Item #: yardbroger_1904) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • With a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side two and a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side one, this copy will be very hard to beat - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Here are the full-bodied mids, punchy lows and clear, open top that let this Psych Classic by the band come alive
  • Over, Under, Sideways, Down - the big hit off the album - sounds great here in MONO
  • 5 stars in Allmusic: "The Yardbirds' best individual studio album."
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Elvis Costello
Trust

  (Item #: costetrust_1811_1904) 

Our Price: $199.99
Sale Price: $179.00 (You save $20.99 / 10%)


  • With a Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) side two and an outstanding Double Plus (A++) side one, this copy has Demo Disc sound guaranteed to knock you right out of your listening chair
  • The clarity and transparency allow you to appreciate subtleties in the high end even when the bass and drums are really POUNDING - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • 5 stars: "...their most ambitious and eclectic album to date... Costello & the Attractions demonstrate their musical skill and savvy by essentially sticking to the direct sound of their four-piece band. In the process, they recorded, arguably, their most impressive album, one that demonstrates all sides of Costello's songwriting and performing personality without succumbing to pretentiousness."
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Jefferson Airplane
Surrealistic Pillow

  (Item #: jeffesurre_1810_1904) 

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


  • This outstanding stereo copy of the band's sophomore release boasts solid Double Plus (A++) from first note to last
  • It's the rare copy of this '60s Psych Classic that has this kind of freedom from distortion, as well as clarity, openness, and spaciousness
  • An incredibly difficult album to find with audiophile sound, but this copy has the goods and will beat whatever you throw at it
  • 5 stars: "Every song is a perfectly cut diamond ... a groundbreaking piece of folk-rock-based psychedelia that hit — literally — like a shot heard round the world..."
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Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin IV

  (Item #: ledze4_1904) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A Hard Rockin' Zep IV, one that earned outstanding Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides
  • Dramatically fuller and smoother than most, making it possible to get the volume up good and loud where it belongs
  • Here they are: Black Dog, Rock & Roll, Stairway, When the Levee Breaks, and more, sounding better than you've ever heard them
  • 5 stars: "Encompassing heavy metal, folk, pure rock & roll, and blues, Led Zeppelin's untitled fourth album is a monolithic record, defining not only Led Zeppelin but the sound and style of '70s hard rock."
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The Band
The Band

  (Item #: band_band_1904) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Very good Hot Stamper sound is found on both sides of this essential album, on reasonably quiet vinyl too
  • With rich meaty guitars and smooth silky vocals, this is a Band second album that does this music proud
  • 5 stars: "The Band, the group's second album, was a more deliberate and even more accomplished effort... The arrangements were simultaneously loose and assured, giving the songs a timeless appeal..."
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Miles Davis
Kind of Blue

  (Item #: daviskindo_1904_2) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • A stunning copy with KILLER Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • Striking clarity and transparency, correct tonality, and in-the-room immediacy are just some of the qualities to be found here
  • Kind of Blue demonstrates the big-as-life, spacious and unerringly accurate 30th Street Studio Sound Fred Plaut was justly famous for
  • "Kind of Blue isn't merely an artistic highlight for Miles Davis, it's an album that towers above its peers, a record generally considered as the definitive jazz album, a universally acknowledged standard of excellence."
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The Rolling Stones
Aftermath

  (Item #: rolliafter_1904) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • This stunning copy earned shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades or very close to them on both sides
  • Lady Jane, Under My Thumb and Mother's Little Helper are three of the best sounding tracks on side one - all are big, lively and solid here
  • Their first all-original album, 5 stars on Allmusic, and the earliest Must Own Stones album in our opinion
  • "The Rolling Stones finally delivered a set of all-original material with this LP, which also did much to define the group as the bad boys of rock & roll..."
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Bob Dylan
Bringing It All Back Home

  (Item #: dylanbring_1904) 

Our Price: $799.99

  • An amazing Shootout Winning copy of this Dylan classic - Triple Plus (A+++) sound throughout
  • Clean, clear and full-bodied with strong midrange presence and virtually none of the harshness that plagues most copies
  • Amazingly quiet throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "With Another Side of Bob Dylan, Dylan had begun pushing past folk, and with Bringing It All Back Home, he exploded the boundaries, producing an album of boundless imagination and skill. And it's not just that he went electric, either, rocking hard on "Subterranean Homesick Blues," "Maggie's Farm," and "Outlaw Blues"; it's that he's exploding with imagination throughout the record." 5 stars
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Bill Withers
Still Bill

  (Item #: withestill_1904) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A stunning sounding copy with a Triple Plus (A+++) side one and an excellent Double Plus (A++) side two
  • Some of the best soul sound you'll ever hear -- incredibly natural, full-bodied and present
  • Amazing sound for the two hit singles -- "Lean On Me" and "Use Me"
  • 5 Stars: "The record is a remarkable summation of a number of contemporary styles: the smooth soul coming out of Philly, smoky, late-night funk via Bobby Womack, bluesy Southern soul, and '70s singer/songwriterism. It's rich, subtly layered music, but its best attribute is that it comes on easy, never sounding labored or overworked..."
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Bruce Springsteen
Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.

  (Item #: springreet_1904) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this superb copy of Springsteen's debut album - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • From first note to last, the sound is rich and solid, with driving energy, plenty of bass, and a relaxed musical quality that we found missing from many of the copies we played
  • 5 stars: "Bruce Springsteen's debut album found him squarely in the tradition of Bob Dylan: folk-based tunes arranged for an electric band featuring piano and organ, topped by acoustic guitar and a husky voice. But where Dylan had taken a world-weary, cynical tone, Springsteen was exuberant. His street scenes could be haunted and tragic... but they were still imbued with romanticism and youthful energy."
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Stevie Wonder
Songs In The Key Of Life

  (Item #: wondesongs_1904) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A stunning copy of Stevie Wonder's epic double album with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from first note to last
  • This is an amazing sounding copy, as good as anything we've ever played, but the vinyl has a number of issues, so we've lowered the price accordingly
  • From top to bottom, on all four sides, the sound is rich, warm and natural with wonderful transparency, ambience and loads of Tubey Magic
  • 5 stars: "...Stevie Wonder's longest, most ambitious collection of songs... that — just as the title promised — touched on nearly every issue under the sun, and did it all with ambitious (even for him), wide-ranging arrangements and some of the best performances of Wonder's career. "
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George Harrison
All Things Must Pass

  (Item #: harriallth_1901_1904) 

Our Price: $399.99
Sale Price: $349.00 (You save $50.99 / 13%)


  • With superb Double Plus (A++) grades across all six sides, this early British box set of All Things Must Pass has sound that will be very hard to beat - fairly 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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Van Halen
Van Halen

  (Item #: vanhavanha_1904) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding copy of the band's debut album boasts solid Double Plus sound from first note to last - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Both sides here are smooth, rich and Tubey Magical, with soaring guitars and huge choruses that really get loud
  • One of the most powerful rock recordings of its day (if you get one that sounds like this)
  • 5 stars: "They sound vital, surprising, and ultimately fun -- and really revolutionary, because no other band rocked like this before Van Halen, and it's still a giddy thrill to hear them discover a new way to rock on this stellar, seminal debut. "
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Joni Mitchell
Court and Spark

  (Item #: mitchcourt_1904_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A stunning sounding copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and Double Plus (A++) sound on the first; exceptionally quiet vinyl too!
  • The sound is rich, warm and natural with wonderful transparency, ambience and loads of Tubey Magic
  • One of our very favorite Joni albums here at Better Records, and probably her Best Sounding Album
  • "[A] remarkably deft fusion of folk, pop, and jazz ... the music is smart, smooth, and assured from the first note to the last." - AMG 5 Stars
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U2
War

  (Item #: u2___war_1802_1904) 

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


  • A wonderful copy, this pressing earned outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades for sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Here you will find big bass, great energy and even a pretty sizable helping of Tubey Magic (for 1983)
  • Full-bodied, smooth analog sound is the key to the best pressings, and here both sides have it
  • 5 Stars: "Opening with the ominous, fiery protest of "Sunday Bloody Sunday," War immediately announces itself as U2's most focused and hardest-rocking album to date. Blowing away the fuzzy, sonic indulgences of October with propulsive, martial rhythms and shards of guitar, War bristles with anger, despair, and above all, passion... U2 always aimed at greatness, but War was the first time they achieved it."
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Rod Stewart
Every Picture Tells A Story

  (Item #: stewaevery_1904) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding pressing boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last - a sonic powerhouse and Demo Disc par excellence
  • If you're a fan of BIG DRUMS in a BIG ROOM, with jump-out-of-the-speakers sound, this is the album for you - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • A Top 100 album, and Rod's best music and best recording by far - nothing can touch it
  • 5 stars: "It's a beautiful album, one that has the timeless qualities of the best folk, yet one that rocks harder than most pop music — few rock albums are quite this powerful or this rich."
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Steely Dan
Katy Lied

  (Item #: steelkatyl_1904) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding original copy of Steely Dan's fourth album with solid Double Plus (A++) sound throughout
  • Take it from Steely Dan: "The sound created by musicians and singers is reproduced as faithfully as possible, and special care is taken to preserve the band-width and transient response of each performance."
  • Our pick for the best Dan album of them all, a Masterpiece of Jazzy Swing Pop that is sure to reward hundreds of plays
  • 5 stars: "Each song is given a glossy sheen, one that accentuates not only the stronger pop hooks, but also the precise technical skill of the professional musicians drafted to play the solos."
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The Who
Quadrophenia

  (Item #: who__quadr_1904) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on all four sides of this British Track pressing
  • Quadrophenia - a Top 100 Title - is the last of the truly great Who albums, and you won't believe how good it sounds here
  • If you want to hear this music explode out of the speakers and come to life the way The Who intended it to, just set the volume good and high and let 'er rip
  • 5 stars: "Some of Townshend's most direct, heartfelt writing is contained here, and production-wise it's a tour de force, with some of the most imaginative use of synthesizers on a rock record."
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Steely Dan
Pretzel Logic

  (Item #: steelpretz_1904) 

Our Price: $649.99

  • With two Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sides, we guarantee you've never heard Pretzel Logic sound remotely as good as it does here - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • In the Steely Dan canon, Pretzel Logic is the richest, most dynamic and most Tubey Magical of them all
  • Becker and Fagen spared no effort in the recording of this album - the mix is PERFECTION
  • A Top 100 Album and our pick for The Best Sounding Steely Dan Recording of Them All
  • 5 stars: "Becker and Fagen's craft has become seamless while remaining idiosyncratic and thrillingly accessible... Steely Dan made more accomplished albums than Pretzel Logic, but they never made a better one."
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Pink Floyd
Piper at the Gates of Dawn

  (Item #: pinkfpiper_1904_1) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • An outstanding import pressing with Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This vintage British LP is spacious, lively, full-bodied, and full of the Tubey Magic that lets the early Floyd sound the way it should
  • Based on our extensive experience, it's highly unlikely any (pricey!) original can touch this later pressing
  • 5 stars: "...successfully captures both sides of psychedelic experimentation — the pleasures of expanding one’s mind and perception, and an underlying threat of mental disorder and even lunacy... One of the best psychedelic albums of all time."
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David Bowie
Hunky Dory

  (Item #: bowiehunky_1904_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This UK pressing of Bowie's pre-Ziggy Folk Rock masterpiece earned outstanding Double (A++) grades for sound
  • The best tracks on the album are Demonstration Quality - Oh You Pretty Things is a KNOCKOUT here
  • Rich, spacious and sweet, with a HUGE soundstage - drop the needle on Changes and listen to how dynamic it is
  • 5 stars: "On the surface, such a wide range of styles and sounds would make an album incoherent, but Bowie's improved songwriting and determined sense of style instead made Hunky Dory a touchstone for reinterpreting pop's traditions into fresh, postmodern pop music."
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The Beatles
Beatles For Sale

  (Item #: beatlforsa_1901_1904) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Off the charts sound for the band's classic fourth album; Triple Plus (A+++) on side two, Double Plus (A++) on the first - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Superb energy and presence - the band is RIGHT THERE and full of the LIFE the best Beatles pressings always have
  • An underrated Beatles album - Allmusic gives it Five Big Stars and we like it every bit as much as they do
  • I'm A Loser, Baby's In Black, Rock And Roll Music, I'll Follow The Sun. Eight Days A Week, Words Of Love, Every Little Thing, I Don't Want To Spoil The Party, What You're Doing and 4 more - 14 tracks in all (!)
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The Police
Zenyatta Mondatta

  (Item #: policzenya_1810_1904) 

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


  • This copy is a monster, with both sides earning our top grade of Triple Plus (A+++)
  • The sound is big, bold and lively with the kind of powerful bottom end that brings out the best in The Police
  • This album is an absolute classic -- it leads off with Don't Stand So Close To Me and never lets up
  • 5 Stars: "Zenyatta contains perhaps the quintessential new wave anthem, the haunting 'Don't Stand So Close to Me'... Zenyatta Mondatta remains one of the finest rock albums of all time."
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Joni Mitchell
Court and Spark

  (Item #: mitchcourt_1904) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding early pressing with seriously good Double Plus (A++) grades for sound on both sides
  • It's rich, warm and natural with wonderful transparency, loads of ambience and - this is key - Tubey Magic
  • One of our very favorite Joni albums here at Better Records, and probably The Best Sounding Record She Ever Made
  • 5 stars: "A remarkably deft fusion of folk, pop, and jazz ... the music is smart, smooth, and assured from the first note to the last."
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Black Sabbath
Vol. 4

  (Item #: blackvol4_1904) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This pressing boasts outstanding 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
  • We agree with Henry Rollins, who said, "Sabbath could be my favourite band... There's something about their music that's so painful and yet so powerful."
  • 5 Stars: "... it does find Sabbath at their most musically varied, pushing to experiment amidst the drug-addled murk... Die-hard fans sick of the standards come here next, and some end up counting this as their favorite Sabbath record for its eccentricities and for its embodiment of the band's excesses."
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The Allman Brothers
Idlewild South

  (Item #: allmaidlew_1904_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This original Atco pressing has outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER throughout, with the kind of energy this music needs
  • Easily the group's best sounding studio recording and especially impressive on a copy like this - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Cue up Midnight Rider or In Memory Of Elizabeth Read to hear the Allman Brothers magic in these grooves
  • 5 stars "The best studio album in the group's history, electric blues with an acoustic texture, virtuoso lead, slide, and organ playing, and a killer selection of songs, including "Midnight Rider," "Revival," "Don't Keep Me Wonderin'," and "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed"..."
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Pink Floyd
Dark Side Of The Moon

  (Item #: pinkfdarks_1904) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two very good Hot Stamper sides that are guaranteed to trounce any copy you've ever heard
  • These very special import pressings give you the kind of sound you've always dreamed of for Dark Side
  • When the sax player rip into his solo as Money gets rockin' it's almost scary how big and lively it is
  • Alan Parsons Claim to Fame, 5 Stars on AMG, a Top 100 album for us (of course) and Demo Disc to beat them all
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John Coltrane
A Love Supreme

  (Item #: coltrloves_1810_1904) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A superb sounding early stereo copy - each side earned solid Double Plus (A++) sonic grade or BETTER
  • Here's the explosive improvisational energy that made the album such a revelation in 1964 - copies of A Love Supreme that sound as good as this one are rare indeed
  • 5 stars: "Trane's classic quartet of Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner, and Jimmy Garrison stepped into the studio and created one of the most thought-provoking, concise, and technically pleasing albums of their bountiful relationship (not to mention his best-selling to date)... It is almost impossible to imagine a world without A Love Supreme having been made, and it is equally impossible to imagine any jazz collection without it."
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The Allman Brothers Band
... At Fillmore East

  (Item #: allmaatfil_1904) 

Our Price: $129.99

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

  (Item #: beatlahard_1904) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • With Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound throughout, we guarantee you've never heard A Hard Day's Night sound remotely as good as it does here
  • On top of that this vintage UK pressing plays on relatively quiet vinyl - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • Both sides are big, spacious and absolutely jumping out of the speakers, with relatively rich, smooth sound
  • This one gets the heart of the music right - the lad's voices - and that's what makes The Beatles FUN to listen to
  • 100% Lennon-McCartney originals: "Decades after its original release, its punchy blend of propulsive rhythms, jangly guitars, and infectious, singalong melodies is remarkably fresh." 5 Stars
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Charles Mingus
Mingus Ah Um

  (Item #: minguahum_1812_1904) 

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


  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this was one of the better copies we played in our recent shootout
  • Another amazing 30th Street Studio recording by the legendary Fred Plaut - if you like Kind of Blue, here's another album with that sound (same year, same studio, same engineer)
  • The rich, sweet, spacious sound of the vintage tubes used to record the session is reproduced faithfully here
  • 5 stars: "Mingus Ah Um is a stunning summation of the bassist's talents and probably the best reference point for beginners... Mingus' compositions and arrangements were always extremely focused, assimilating individual spontaneity into a firm consistency of mood, and that approach reaches an ultra-tight zenith on Mingus Ah Um"
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The Rolling Stones
Beggars Banquet

  (Item #: rollibegga_1805_1904) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • A killer vintage copy of this exceptionally well-recorded Stones album from '69, with superb Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • Clear, rich and lively throughout - the Tubey Magic of the best pressings is what has them sounding the way they should
  • One of a select group of Rolling Stones Must Own records which we prize above all others - Sticky Fingers and Let It Bleed round out the trio
  • 5 stars: "Basic rock & roll was not forgotten, however: 'Street Fighting Man'... was one of their most innovative singles, and 'Sympathy for the Devil'... was an image-defining epic."
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The Beatles
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

  (Item #: beatlsgtpe_1904) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • An excellent copy with solid Hot Stamper sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • With all the Tubey Magic of a fresh tape and top quality mastering, this is clearly the best way to hear Sgt. Pepper
  • Most pressings - especially the new ones - have a mere fraction of the richness, smoothness, transparency, space and energy of this LP
  • A Top 100 Title - "It's possible to argue that there are better Beatles albums, yet no album is as historically important as this."
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The Rolling Stones
Beggars Banquet

  (Item #: rollibegga_1806_1904) 

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


  • A killer vintage copy of this exceptionally well-recorded Stones album from '68, with superb Double Plus (A++) sound and QUIET vinyl
  • The long lost Tubey Magic of these early pressings has them sounding clear, rich and lively throughout
  • This is the way Beggar's Banquet should sound and it doesn't take a pair of golden ears to hear it
  • One of a select group of Rolling Stones Must Own titles we prize above all others - Sticky Fingers and Let It Bleed round out the trio
  • 5 stars: "Basic rock & roll was not forgotten, however: 'Street Fighting Man'... was one of their most innovative singles, and 'Sympathy for the Devil'... was an image-defining epic."
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Brian Eno
Before And After Science

  (Item #: eno__befor_1801_1904) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • This outstanding copy of Before And After Science boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last - Exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Both sides have that rare combination of silky highs and deep low end, with huge amounts of space in the middle, that make any record magical
  • 5 stars: "Despite the album's pop format, the sound is unique and strays far from the mainstream. The music on Before and After Science at times resembles Another Green World ("No One Receiving") and Here Come the Warm Jets ("King's Lead Hat") and ranks alongside both as the most essential Eno material."
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Rod Stewart
Never A Dull Moment

  (Item #: stewanever_1903) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides, this copy is getting the heart of Rod's Brit rock right - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Extremely well-recorded, full of great songs, Rod Stewart was on top of the world when he followed up the brilliant Every Picture Tells a Story with this album in 1972
  • The music comes alive on this vintage pressing, assuming you have your volume up good and loud
  • Top 100, 5 stars in AMG, and simply "... a masterful record ... He never got quite this good ever again."
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The Rolling Stones
Some Girls

  (Item #: rollisomeg_1901_1903) 

Our Price: $349.99

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

  (Item #: sprinborni_1903) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • An excellent copy with Hot Stamper sound or better for this gazillion-selling 80's classic - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • We would be foolish to make claims for "audiophile quality" sound on Springsteen's albums - they are what they are (but here's a good one)
  • 5 stars: "The "romantic young boys" of his first two albums, chastened by "the working life" encountered on his third, fourth, and fifth albums and having faced the despair of his sixth, were still alive on this, his seventh, with their sense of humor and their determination intact. Born in the U.S.A. was their apotheosis, the place where they renewed their commitment and where Springsteen remembered that he was a rock & roll star, which is how a vastly increased public was happy to treat him."
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Genesis
Foxtrot

  (Item #: genesfoxtr_1903) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides of this Five Star Genesis album
  • One of the tougher Genesis albums to find with good sound - this British Charisma LP is much more impressive than most of what we played, and guaranteed to trounce any domestic or Heavy Vinyl pressing you may have heard
  • 5 stars: "Foxtrot is where Genesis began to pull all of its varied inspirations into a cohesive sound -- which doesn't necessarily mean that the album is streamlined, for this is a group that always was grandiose even when they were cohesive, or even when they rocked, which they truly do for the first time here. This is the rare art-rock album that excels at both the art and the rock, and it's a pinnacle of the genre because of it."
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Yes
Fragile

  (Item #: yes__fragi_1903_1) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy was one of the better we played in our recent shootout
  • Long Distance Runaround is the Demo Disc track here and it is big and bold
  • Roundabout will blow your mind with its superb clarity, lack of smear, and shocking transparency - thanks Eddie Offord for your amazing engineering
  • AMG 5 stars, our Top 100, and the second of the band's three Must Own Prog Rock Masterpieces*
  • "Fragile was Yes' breakthrough album... it also marked the point where all of the elements of the music (and more) that would define their success for more than a decade fell into place fully formed."
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John Coltrane
John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman

  (Item #: coltrjohnc_1903) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy of this classic Jazz Vocal album, with superb Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • The sound is huge and spacious with richness and Tubey Magic like nothing you've heard
  • I defy you to find a Male Vocal record produced in the last thirty years that can hold a candle to this one, sonically or musically
  • A wonderful collaboration between a horn player and a singer, perhaps the greatest one of all time
  • "John Coltrane's matchup with singer Johnny Hartman works extremely well. Hartman was in prime form on the six ballads, and his versions of "Lush Life" and "My One and Only Love" have never been topped. Classic, essential for all jazz collections" - 5 stars
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