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Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here

  (Item #: pinkfwishy_1804_2) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • An excellent sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides
  • Demo Disc Quality Floyd Magic -- big and present with punch, clarity and balance like you have never heard on vinyl before
  • 5 stars on Allmusic, Top 100 and RIDICULOUSLY tough to find with the right sound and surfaces
  • "Showcasing the group's interplay and David Gilmour's solos in particular... the long, winding soundscapes are constantly enthralling." --Allmusic
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AC/DC
Back In Black

  (Item #: acdc_backi_1804_1) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • With Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides, this Back in Black rocks like you will not believe
  • Both sides play pretty well for a Robert Ludwig original, which is absolutely the only way to go on the album
  • Top 100, and if you turn it up good and loud, one of the hardest rockin' records ever made
  • 5 stars: "... tawdry celebration of sex is what made AC/DC different from all other metal bands — there was no sword & sorcery, no darkness, just a rowdy party, and they never held a bigger, better party than they did on Back in Black."
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Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin III

  (Item #: ledze3_1804) 

Our Price: $799.99

  • With two Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning sides, this copy will lay waste to any pressing you've heard
  • Drop the needle on Since I've Been Loving You, turn it up good and loud and Zep will be right there between your speakers for the live concert of a lifetime
  • Immigrant Song, Celebration Day and Tangerine are among the tracks that have truly awesome Demo Disc sound - the vinyl's fairly quiet too
  • "...Led Zeppelin III provided the band with the necessary room to grow musically. While there are still a handful of metallic rockers, III is built on a folky, acoustic foundation that gives the music extra depth."
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The Yardbirds
Roger The Engineer

  (Item #: yardbroger_1804_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A stunning copy with a shootout winning (A+++) side two and a solid Double Plus (A++) side one
  • Here are the full-bodied mids, punchy lows and clear, open, extended highs 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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Wes Montgomery
Full House

  (Item #: montgfullh_1804) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides of this copy of Wes Montgomery's first live album
  • Open, clear, and present, the sound on this pressing highlights every instrument in this stellar quintet
  • 5 Stars on AMG, this live performance was captured at in Berkeley, where Montgomery teamed up with the Wynton Kelly Trio to create some serious jazz MAGIC
  • "Throughout the entire album [Montgomery's] virtuosity seems effortless, which is why he has been so loved through the decades to the present day." -- Adam Maiorano
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Van Morrison
Astral Weeks

  (Item #: morriastra_1804_1) 

Our Price: $699.99

  • Insanely good sound for Van The Man's 1968 introspective classic with both sides rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or very close to it
  • We're talking the kind of Tubey Magical Midrange that modern records cannot even begin to reproduce
  • It takes us years to find enough clean copies to do a shootout nowadays - they are not sitting in the bins at your local store anymore
  • 5 stars: "Astral Weeks is a justified entry in pop music's pantheon. It is unlike any record before or since; it mixes together the very best of postwar popular music in an emotional outpouring cast in delicate, subtle musical structures."
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John Coltrane
My Favorite Things

  (Item #: coltrmyfav_1804) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • You'll find excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this 1961 Coltrane classic
  • Dramatically more richness, fullness and presence than most copies
  • An exceptionally difficult album to find with top quality sound and decent surfaces
  • 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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Michael Jackson
Off The Wall

  (Item #: jacksoffth_1804) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With very respectable Hot Stamper grades on both sides, this copy has much to recommend it
  • The sound is tubey rich, smooth, sweet and lively throughout - this is the way Off the Wall should sound
  • After years of MJ shootouts, we say this is unquestionably the best sounding album Michael Jackson album of them all
  • "...this was his breakthrough, the album that established him as an artist of astonishing talent and a bright star in his own right." - Allmusic, 5 stars
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Neil Young
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

  (Item #: youngevery_1804_1) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • A knockout shootout winning copy with incredible Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides
  • Huge Live-in-Your-Listening-Room sound throughout - on fairly quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is HUGE and full-bodied yet still clean, clear and resolving - miles beyond any copy you've heard
  • "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere was breathtakingly different when it appeared in May 1969, both for Young and for rock in general, and it reversed his commercial fortunes...." Allmusic 5 Stars
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Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin IV

  (Item #: ledze4_1804) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • 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 high 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 Beatles
Abbey Road

  (Item #: beatlabbey_1801s) 

Our Price: $699.99
Sale Price: $649.00 (You save $50.99 / 7%)


  • A stunning copy -- Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • The sound is incredibly rich, lively and full-bodied, with superb clarity and powerful dynamics the likes of which you may have never heard
  • When you hear a copy sound like this it gives you a completely new appreciation for what is arguably their masterpiece
  • Allmusic 5 Stars and a permanent member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Top 100
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Frank Sinatra
Come Dance With Me

  (Item #: sinatcomed_1710x) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Very good Hot Stamper sound from start to finish for this classic Frank Sinatra album from 1959
  • Both sides here play Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus which is about as quiet as we can find them
  • The sound is great throughout -- rich, warm and full with lively brass from none other than Billy May
  • 5 stars: "Working with Billy May again, Frank Sinatra recorded his hardest swing album ever with Come Dance with Me! Driven by an intensely swinging horn section, the album has a fair share of slower numbers, but the songs that make the biggest impression are the up-tempo cuts."
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Elvis Costello
Trust

  (Item #: costetrust_1709_1804) 

Our Price: $249.99
Sale Price: $249.00 (You save $0.99 / 0%)


  • With two sides rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or very close to it, this import pressing of Elvis's 1981 brilliant return to form simply could not be beat
  • The clarity and transparency here are superb, allowing you to appreciate subtleties in the high end even when the bass and drums are really POUNDING
  • 5 stars: "Arguably, their most impressive album... demonstrates all sides of Costello's songwriting and performing personality..."
  • "...this is rock and roll as eloquent, hard-hitting pop, and Elvis has turned into such a soul man that I no longer wish he'd change his name to George and go country."
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Paul McCartney
Ram

  (Item #: mccarram_1804) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • A killer copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound from the first note to the last
  • A copy of Ram like this is a real treat -- rich, warm, natural and lively with big punchy bass
  • Many of the man's most memorable songs: Too Many People, Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey, Heart Of The Country and more
  • 5 stars in Allmusic: "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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Yes
Close To The Edge

  (Item #: yes__close_1804) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Two outstanding sides, each earning seriously good Double Plus (A++) grades - they make sense of this sophisticated music
  • An incredibly complex recording, with huge organs, light-speed changes and an abundance of multi-tracked parts
  • As amazing as the sound may be, the good news is that the vinyl is actually fairly quiet, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • 5 stars: "Close to the Edge comprised just three tracks, the epic "And You and I" and "Siberian Khatru," plus a side-long title track that represented the musical, lyrical, and sonic culmination of all that Yes had worked toward over the past five years."
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Bob Seger
Night Moves

  (Item #: segernight_1804) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • 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)
  • 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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The Who
Who’s Next

  (Item #: who__whosn_1804) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Both sides of this Decca Colorband pressing earned very respectable Hot Stamper grades and play on fairly quiet vinyl
  • A true Glyn Johns Classic, a Top 100 Title, and undeniably one of the greatest rock albums of all time
  • Talk about whomp - the best copies of this record reward a system with a killer bottom end and the ability to play loud
  • 5 Stars, "...there's anger and sorrow, humor and regret, passion and tumult, all wrapped up in a blistering package where the rage is as affecting as the heartbreak."
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Bob Dylan
Highway 61 Revisited

  (Item #: dylanhighw_1804_2) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This early Red Label stereo copy boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • Good stereo pressings of this Must Own Dylan album are increasingly hard to come by, not to mention copies that sound as good as this one does
  • In the same way that Sgt. Pepper changed music a mere two years later, Highway 61 Revisited left all of Dylan's contemporaries behind, scrambling to keep up with the standard it set
  • "Dylan had not only changed his sound, but his persona, trading the folk troubadour for a streetwise, cynical hipster ... it proved that rock & roll needn't be collegiate and tame in order to be literate, poetic, and complex." - 5 Stars
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Neil Young
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

  (Item #: youngevery_1804) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With an excellent Double Plus (A++) sound OR BETTER throughout, this copy rocks
  • Fairly quiet vinyl, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout - they didn't press them any quieter!
  • Includes some of Neil Young's most beloved classics: "Cinnamon Girl," "Cowgirl in the Sand," and "Down by the River" just to name three
  • 5 stars: "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere was breathtakingly different when it appeared in May 1969, both for Young and for rock in general, and it reversed his commercial fortunes...."
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Elton John
Captain Fantastic & the Brown Dirt Cowboy

  (Item #: john_capta_1804) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find superb Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides of this relatively quiet UK pressing
  • Includes two of our favorites: (Gotta Get A) Meal Ticket and the massive hit Someone Saved My Life Tonight
  • 5 stars: "Elton John and Bernie Taupin recalled their rise to power in Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, their first explicitly conceptual effort since Tumbleweed Connection. It's no coincidence that it's their best album since then, showcasing each at the peak of his power, as John crafts supple, elastic, versatile pop and Taupin's inscrutable wordplay is evocative, even moving."
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Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery
The Dynamic Duo

  (Item #: smithdynam_1804) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Two excellent Double Plus (A++) sides for this classic jazz collaboration - one of the better copies from our most recent shootout
  • Big, rich and lively throughout with very good presence, this is a fun album and an outstanding recording - thanks RVG
  • About as quiet as we can find them, one of the reasons it's been years since we offered one - Mint Minus Minus
  • "The results are incendiary -- a near-ideal meeting of yin and yang." -- Allmusic, 5 stars
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Frank Sinatra
September Of My Years

  (Item #: sinatsepte_1804_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With two seriously good Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sides, this copy came in just shy of our shootout winner
  • Both sides are exceptionally spacious and three-dimensional, as well as relaxed and full-bodied - just wonderful
  • A Demo Quality Tubey Magical disc, but it only sounds that way on the 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
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The Beach Boys
Endless Summer

  (Item #: beachendle_1804_1) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A stunning sounding copy wiith Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on sides one and four and Double Plus (A++) sound on the other two sides
  • Stunning Demo Disc sound on the best tracks -- rich, full and sweet beyond belief
  • Surfer Girl and In My Room are sublime on this pressing -- you will be blown away
  • "Endless Summer, which was assembled in consultation with Mike Love, soared to number one and charted high over two subsequent summers (spending three years on the charts, the longest of any of the group's albums)." - All Music
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Neil Young
After The Gold Rush

  (Item #: youngafter_1804_2) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • A superb pressing, earning Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides - guaranteed killer sound from first note to last
  • This is the embodiment of the Classic Rock sound we love - rich, full-bodied, warm, punchy, dynamic and clear
  • 5 Stars in Allmusic, Top 100, and a Demo Disc that is guaranteed to knock your socks off
  • "It's a magnificent, style-setting album which saw the Canadian's elevation to rock hero. For those who like their emotion raw."
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The Pretenders
Learning To Crawl

  (Item #: pretelearn_1804_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • The first Triple Plus (A+++) Shootout Winning copy to hit the site in over a year - we've never heard it sound better
  • Both sides of this (very specific) German pressing were richer, clearer and more energetic than any of the others we played
  • With Robbie McIntosh having joined the band this is first and foremost a guitar rock record; his jangly, grungy riffs drive every song
  • 5 Stars: "While Hynde hardly held back in her emotionally potent songwriting in the Pretenders' early work, on Learning to Crawl there's a gravity to her lyrics that blended with her tough but wiry melodic sense and streetwise intelligence to create a set of truly remarkable tunes..."
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The Beatles
A Hard Day’s Night

  (Item #: beatlahard_1804) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • Both sides of this '70s UK pressing earned very good Hot Stamper grades and play reasonably quietly
  • Play I’ll Cry Instead, If I Fell or Things We Said Today to hear some real early Beatles Vocal Magic
  • Compare it to your MoFi pressing or the new Heavy Vinyl and you will quickly see why those LPs bore us to tears
  • 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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Van Morrison
Moondance

  (Item #: morrimoond_1804) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • An outstanding Green Label early pressing with Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - relatively quiet vinyl too!
  • Drop the needle anywhere on the album for a taste of early-'70s Tubey Magical analog sound, not to mention some lovely blue-eyed soul
  • An incredibly tough title to find in clean condition with audiophile quality sound, but we did it, and here it is
  • "An album worthy of an Irish r&b singer who wrote a teen hit called "Mystic Eyes" (not to mention a Brill Building smash called "Brown Eyed Girl"), adding punchy brass (including pennywhistles and foghorn) and a solid backbeat (including congas) to his folk-jazz swing, and a pop-wise formal control to his Gaelic poetry." Christgau - A+ (a grade he does not give out often!)
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The Beach Boys
Pet Sounds

  (Item #: beachpetso_1804) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from beginning to end -- this pressing has the Pet Sounds you've been looking for
  • Play this against any and all versions you have -- this will be the last Pet Sounds you buy (unless you upgrade to a White Hot)
  • Copies that play as quietly and sound as good as this one does are getting expensive and much harder to come by
  • 5 stars: "The group here reached a whole new level in terms of both composition and production, layering tracks upon tracks of vocals and instruments to create a richly symphonic sound."
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Art Pepper + Eleven
Modern Jazz Classics

  (Item #: peppemoder_1804_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A Big, Bold and Lively copy, with both sides rating Double Plus (A++) for this album, one of Art Pepper's true Must Owns
  • This is one DYNAMIC jazz record -- drop the needle on any track and prepare yourself to be very impressed
  • Here is the Tubey Magic of the originals without the problems that make the average original so much less involving
  • A longtime audiophile favorite - 5 stars on Allmusic: "This is a true classic. Essential music for all serious jazz collections."
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Bob Dylan
Blood On The Tracks

  (Item #: dylanblood_1804) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • With Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides this is an outstanding Blood on the Tracks from start to finish - quiet vinyl too
  • For musical, un-hyped acoustic guitars and vocals, the sound of this album is tough to beat in Dylan's catalog
  • The better copies are rich, warm, tubey and full-bodied - in other words, they are what's good about vintage analog
  • 5 stars: "...it's an affecting, unbearably poignant record, not because it's a glimpse into his soul, but because the songs are remarkably clear-eyed and sentimental, lovely and melancholy at once."
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Steely Dan
Countdown to Ecstasy

  (Item #: steelcount_1804) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This Steely Dan pressing boasts a Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side one and an excellent Double Plus (A++) side two
  • Razor Boy (a personal favorite), Show Biz Kids, My Old School, Pearl of the Quarter and King of the World are all superb here
  • Rich and clear with a solid bottom end, this is the sound that lets the only real rock album this band ever made actually ROCK
  • 5 Stars: "...its eight songs are rich with either musical or lyrical detail that their album rock or art rock contemporaries couldn't hope to match."
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Bob Dylan
Nashville Skyline

  (Item #: dylannashv_1804) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An outstanding copy of this Dylan classic with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • Rich, yet clean, clear and open, with good space around the instruments and tight, note-like bass
  • "Lay Lady Lay," "To Be Alone With You," "I Threw It All Away," "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You," and the duet with Johnny Cash on "Girl From the North Country" have become country-rock standards
  • 5 stars: "It's a warm, friendly album, particularly since Bob Dylan is singing in a previously unheard gentle croon — the sound of his voice is so different it may be disarming upon first listen, but it suits the songs."
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Fleetwood Mac
Tusk

  (Item #: fleettusk_1804) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This wonderful copy boasts four excellent sides, all earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades or close to it
  • The sound is clear, rich, warm and full-bodied throughout - the best sounding tracks are killer here
  • Features "Beautiful Child," possibly the best song Stevie Nicks ever sang
  • 5 stars on Allmusic, highlights include Storms, Sara, Over and Over and the classic title track
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Al Dimeola
Elegant Gypsy

  (Item #: dimeoelega_1804) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this Fusion Guitar Jazz Classic is practically a Demo Disc
  • Both sides are lively, full-bodied, open and present -- the sound is big and bold and the music rocks
  • If you're going to buy one Al Dimeola record, his sophomore effort is clearly the one to have - it's an indisputable masterpiece
  • 5 stars: "Generally an explosive affair, although it does have a fair amount of variety. A near classic in the fusion vein."
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Joni Mitchell
Court and Spark

  (Item #: mitchcourt_1804) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • A stunning sounding copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides!
  • The sound is rich, warm and natural with wonderful transparency, ambience and loads of Tubey Magic
  • One of our very favorite Joni albums here at Better Records, and probably her Best Sounding Album
  • "[A] remarkably deft fusion of folk, pop, and jazz ... the music is smart, smooth, and assured from the first note to the last." - AMG 5 Stars
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Cannonball Adderley
Somethin' Else

  (Item #: addersomet_1803x) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Outstanding sound throughout with both sides rating a solid Double Plus (A++) and playing reasonably quietly
  • A triumph for Rudy Van Gelder, a Top Blue Note title, and as much a showcase for Miles Davis as it is for Cannonball
  • Tonally correct from top to bottom, the best copies of this album set a standard that 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."
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The Allman Brothers
... At Fillmore East

  (Item #: allmaatfil_1804) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With four seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this Pink Label original is guaranteed to blow the doors off any other copy you've heard, and the vinyl is as QUIET as it gets
  • 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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Yes
Close To The Edge

  (Item #: yes__close_1712x) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • This early domestic Atlantic pressing of Yes's classic fifth album earned Hot Stamper sonic grades on both sides
  • Good sound and exceptionally quiet vinyl: a true Mint Minus side one and Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on side two
  • This incredibly complex recording has huge organs, light-speed changes and an abundance of multi-tracked parts
  • 5 stars: "Close to the Edge comprised just three tracks, the epic "And You and I" and "Siberian Khatru," plus a side-long title track that represented the musical, lyrical, and sonic culmination of all that Yes had worked toward over the past five years."
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The Beatles
Rubber Soul

  (Item #: beatlrubbe_1710_1804) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • A stunning copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on side one, and Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on side two
  • The sound is wonderful -- big, lively, open and clear with Tubey Magical richness you never expected
  • Norweigan Wood and In My Life sound superb here, along with the rest of the great songs, 14 in all
  • Fairly quiet on both sides -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • A Better Records Top 100 Title, 5 Stars on Allmusic, and a Masterpiece of mid-'60s Folk Rock
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The Beatles
Revolver

  (Item #: beatlrevol_1706_1804) 

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


  • Excellent Hot Stamper sound on both sides - full and musical with energy and tight bass, with quiet vinyl as well
  • Guaranteed to beat the original, the Heavy Vinyl (mono or stereo), the Half-Speed - you name it, this copy will beat it
  • A Better Records Top 100 title, one that many consider the Greatest Rock Album of Them All
  • 5 stars: "The biggest miracle of Revolver may be that the Beatles covered so much new stylistic ground and executed it perfectly on one record, or it may be that all of it holds together perfectly. Either way, its daring sonic adventures and consistently stunning songcraft set the standard for what pop/rock could achieve."
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Deep Purple
Machine Head

  (Item #: deeppmachi_1711_1804) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Two killer sides clocking in at Double Plus (A++) - the sound is HUGE, with real energy, presence and WHOMP
  • Amazingly spacious, the result no doubt of it being recorded practically live in the studio
  • Their amazing engineer, Martin Barre, recorded the big, bold, rich, smooth sound of British Rock about as well as anyone ever did
  • 5 stars: "Machine Head was anything but a one-trick pony, introducing the bona fide classic opener "Highway Star," which epitomized all of Deep Purple's intensity and versatility while featuring perhaps the greatest soloing duel ever between guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and organist Jon Lord."
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Elvis Costello
Armed Forces (with Bonus 7")

  (Item #: costearmed_1804) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A KILLER early UK pressing, Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side and Double Plus (A++) on the second
  • Some of the biggest, boldest rock sound ever recorded - 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: Armed Forces "It's a dense but accessible pop record and ranks as his third masterpiece in a row."
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The Beatles
Please Please Me

  (Item #: beatlpleas_1704_1804) 

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


  • Two excellent sides rating Double Plus (A++) for sonics - superb quality sound and quiet vinyl too
  • We guarantee this pressing will be richer, livelier, cleaner and just more fun than virtually any copy you can find
  • 5 Stars and A Better Records Top 100 album, as well as our clear favorite of their first five releases
  • "The "evening with the band" feel makes Please Please Me a more coherent experience than other cover-heavy Beatles albums: Here other peoples' songs work not just as filler, but as markers for styles and effects the band admired and might return to as songwriters."
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The Allman Brothers
... At Fillmore East

  (Item #: allmaatfil_1708x) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A big, hard-rockin' copy with STUNNING Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side one and three other sides that rate a Double Plus (A++) or better
  • 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_1612s_1712_) 

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


  • Both sides earned seriously good grades of Double Plus (A++) - this one is bursting with Fab Four energy and enthusiasm
  • Play I’ll Cry Instead, If I Fell or Things We Said Today to hear some real early Beatles Vocal Magic
  • This one gets the heart of the music right - the vocals - 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." AMG 5 Stars
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Hall and Oates
Abandoned Luncheonette

  (Item #: hallaaband_1710x) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Two killer sides - a Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) side one and an outstanding Double Plus (A++) side two
  • This early Atlantic pressing was clearly bigger, smoother and more open than practically any other copy we played
  • A Better Records favorite (Top 100 of course) and an absolute thrill when it sounds like this!
  • 5 stars: "Hall & Oates' second album was the first indication of the duo's talent for sleek, soul-inflected pop/rock. It featured the single "She's Gone," which would become a big hit in 1975 when it was re-released following the success of "Sara Smile.""
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The Beatles
With The Beatles

  (Item #: beatlwitht_1707x) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • An incredible sounding copy, Triple Plus (A+++) on the second side and very nearly that good on the first (A++ to A+++)!
  • Superb space and immediacy, rich and smooth and so Tubey Magical -- exactly the right sound for this music
  • So many great songs: Til There Was You, You've Really Got A Hold On Me, Devil In Her Heart...
  • Allmusic: "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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Elvis Costello
Imperial Bedroom

  (Item #: costeimper_1709x) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • With Triple Plus (A+++) sound or something close to it on both sides this is as good a copy as we have ever offered
  • Geoff Emerick engineered, creating a unique sound - a sound which only works if you have the right pressing
  • This dense, darkly serious album contains some of the best songs EC ever wrote - the last of his True Classics
  • Allmusic 5 Stars: "Essentially, the songs on Imperial Bedroom are an extension of Costello's jazz and pop infatuations on Trust. Costello's music is complex and intricate, yet it flows so smoothly, it's easy to miss the bitter, brutal lyrics."
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Brian Eno
Before And After Science

  (Item #: eno__befor_1801x) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A stunning sounding copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • Both sides have that rare combination of silky highs and deep low end that make any record magical
  • Relatively quiet vinyl, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on both sides
  • 5 stars: "Ranks alongside the most essential Eno material."
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Bruce Springsteen
Born In The U.S.A.

  (Item #: sprinborni_1709x) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An amazing copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • Big, present and lively, with good weight to the bottom end, this is clearly the right sound for this music
  • Take our word for it - you'll have a devil of a time finding a copy that sounds as good as this one
  • Relatively quiet vinyl, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • 5 stars: "... 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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Dave Brubeck
Time Out

  (Item #: brubetimeo_1804_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • An exceptional pressing - Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on side one, an excellent Double Plus (A++) side two, big and open, with note-like bass and huge amounts of studio space
  • Original Six Eye stereo LPs in playable condition are getting tough to find nowadays - even this one has issues
  • 5 stars on Allmusic, an audiophile favorite and a great example of what's phenomenally good about 1959 All Tube Analog recordings
  • "Dave Brubeck's defining masterpiece, Time Out is one of the most rhythmically innovative albums in jazz history, the first to consciously explore time signatures outside of the standard 4/4 beat or 3/4 waltz time."
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John Lennon
Imagine

  (Item #: lennoimagi_1802s) 

Our Price: $499.99
Sale Price: $399.00 (You save $100.99 / 20%)


  • A stunning sounding copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it on both sides
  • These killer UK pressings are rich, weighty and oh-so-tubey - it took us a long time to find stampers like these
  • Two of our favorite engineers worked their magic on this recording - our thanks to Eddie Offord and Shelly Yakus
  • "A remarkable collection of songs that Lennon would never be able to better again" -- Allmusic, 5 stars
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Prince
Purple Rain

  (Item #: princpurpl_1804) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This is an excellent original pressing with Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • This copy was just bigger and richer than most of what we played, with driving rock energy to boot
  • Clean and clear and open are nice qualities to have, but rich and full are a lot harder to come by on this record
  • 5 Stars and "... a stunning statement of purpose that remains one of the most exciting rock & roll albums ever recorded."
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The Rolling Stones
Some Girls

  (Item #: rollisomeg_1804) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides of this copy of the Stones' landmark 1978 album
  • 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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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Deja Vu

  (Item #: crosbdejav_1804) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A superb Big and Bold copy that earned seriously good sonic grades of Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on both sides, just shy of our shootout winner!
  • The sound is HUGE -- lively, present and rich in a way that nothing you've heard can compete with
  • Unusually quiet vinyl for this album -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • One of our all time favorite albums at Better Records and one that almost never sounds THIS good
  • "A rich musical banquet for the most serious and personal listeners" - Allmusic 5 stars
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James Taylor
Sweet Baby James

  (Item #: taylosweet_1804) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This JT classic earned very good Hot Stamper grades on both sides - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • The best of these early WB Green Label pressings give you big drums, lots of energy, and real presence to JT's vocals
  • This is the album that single-handedly started the "entire singer/songwriter movement of the early '70s."
  • AMG 5 stars, a Rock & Pop Top 100 title, and a Masterpiece incorporating folk, country, gospel, and blues
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The Byrds
Mr. Tambourine Man

  (Item #: byrdsmrtam_1710x) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An impressive Red Label pressing with Hot Stamper grades on both sides and fairly quiet vinyl
  • Lately in our shootouts we have been finding exceptional Red Label reissues with plenty of lovely Tubey Magic
  • Listen to how breathy Jim (later Roger) McGuinn's vocals are - his vocals are key to the better sounding Byrds records
  • 5 Stars: "One of the greatest debuts in the history of rock ... nothing less than a significant step in the evolution of rock & roll itself, demonstrating that intelligent lyrical content could be wedded to compelling electric guitar riffs and a solid backbeat."
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Art Pepper + Eleven
Modern Jazz Classics

  (Item #: peppemoder_1804) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A Big, Bold and Lively copy of this exceptional album with a Triple Plus (A+++) side two and a Double Plus (A++) side one
  • The sound is rich, warm and full-bodied, both clear and open -- the brass sounds phenomenal on this pressing
  • Here is the Tubey Magic of the originals without the problems that make the average original so much less involving
  • A longtime audiophile favorite - 5 stars on Allmusic: "This is a true classic. Essential music for all serious jazz collections."
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Lee Morgan
The Sidewinder

  (Item #: morgasidew_1804) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This wonderful copy of this Blue Note classic earned Double Plus (A++) grades or close to it on both sides and plays on relatively quiet vinyl
  • Unusually rich, full-bodied, lively and present sound which brings out the best in this music
  • It's nearly impossible to find clean vintage pressings of Blue Notes these days, let alone copies that sound as good as this one does
  • 5 stars: "Carried by its almost impossibly infectious eponymous opening track, The Sidewinder helped foreshadow the sounds of boogaloo and soul-jazz with its healthy R&B influence and Latin tinge... The group works together seamlessly to create an album that crackles with energy while maintaining a stylish flow."
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Van Halen
Van Halen

  (Item #: vanhavanha_1804) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Two excellent sides with each rating a Double Plus (A++) or BETTER
  • Both sides here are super clean and clear with plenty of presence and bottom end weight
  • One of the biggest, boldest rock recordings of its day and on fairly quiet vinyl too!
  • "... 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." - All Music
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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Damn the Torpedoes

  (Item #: pettydamnt_1804) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding hard rockin' pressing earned Double Plus (A++) grades sound on both sides and plays on relatively quiet vinyl too
  • Credit for the tremendous presence and energy of the recording goes to the brilliant engineer Shelly Yakus
  • Damn the Torpedoes is, simply put, the best sounding Tom Petty album we have ever played
  • Tons of hits too: Refugee, Here Comes My Girl, and my favorite of the bunch, Don't Do Me Like That
  • 5 stars: "Few mainstream rock albums of the late '70s and early '80s were quite as strong as this...."
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Muddy Waters
Hard Again

  (Item #: waterharda_1803_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With excellent 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
  • "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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Prince
Purple Rain

  (Item #: princpurpl_1803_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side one and a better than Double Plus (A++ to A+++) side two, this copy is practically as good as it gets
  • This copy was just BIGGER and RICHER than any other we played, with rock solid energy to beat them all
  • Clean and clear and open are nice qualities to have, but rich and full are harder to come by on this record - but here they are!
  • 5 Stars and "... a stunning statement of purpose that remains one of the most exciting rock & roll albums ever recorded." - All Music
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The Pat Metheny Group
The Pat Metheny Group

  (Item #: methepatme_1711s) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides, this was one of the better pressings we played in our recent shootout
  • A solid and energetic pressing, with great bass and wonderful transparency
  • 5 Stars: "The music is quite distinctive, floating rather than swinging, electric but not rockish, and full of folkish melodies... This music grows in interest with each listen."
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Weather Report
Heavy Weather

  (Item #: weathheavy_1711s) 

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


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

  (Item #: beatlhelp_1801_1s) 

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


  • A Shootout Winner - Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish - guaranteed you've never heard Help sound this good
  • Want to hear The Beatles at their Tubey Magical best? Just play You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away on this 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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Al Dimeola
Elegant Gypsy

  (Item #: dimeoelega_1803) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • One of the best copies of this phenomenal Fusion Guitar Jazz Classic to ever hit the site, Triple Plus (A+++) throughout
  • Both sides are incredibly lively, full-bodied, open and present - the sound is HUGE and WEIGHTY and it rocks
  • There is a mark that plays during track one on side one so we've discounted this one accordingly
  • 5 stars: "Generally an explosive affair, although it does have a fair amount of variety. A near classic in the fusion vein."
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Led Zeppelin
Houses of the Holy

  (Item #: ledzehouse_1801_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Two SUPERB Tubey Magical sides, each earning very strong Double Plus (A++) grades
  • The sound here is big, lively, transparent (check out The Rain Song) and energetic (ditto The Song Remains the Same)
  • A Better Records Top 100 album (along with 4 other Zep titles), 5 Stars in AMG
  • "Jimmy Page's riffs rely on ringing, folky hooks as much as they do on thundering blues-rock, giving the album a lighter, more open atmosphere..."
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Al Green
I'm Still In Love With You

  (Item #: greenimsti_1803) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • One of the fullest, richest, smoothest, cleanest and most energetic copies we played in our shootout - this is how good the album can sound
  • For The Good Times (a Kristofferson cover!) sounds superb on this pressing
  • "There isn't a wasted track on I'm Still in Love With You, and in many ways it rivals its follow-up, Call Me, as Green's masterpiece." - All Music
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Miles Davis
Sketches Of Spain

  (Item #: davissketc_1803_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This superb Miles Davis pressing boasts excellent Double Plus (A++) sound and relatively quiet vinyl on both sides
  • This copy gives Davis's horn breath and bite, revealing the sound of the real instrument as only the best pressings can
  • Balanced, clear and undistorted, this 30th Street recording shows just how good Columbia's engineers were back then
  • 5 stars: "Sketches of Spain is the most luxuriant and stridently romantic recording Davis ever made. To listen to it in the 21st century is still a spine-tingling experience..."
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Creedence Clearwater Revival
Cosmo's Factory

  (Item #: creedcosmo_1803_1) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • KILLER sound throughout with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and Double Plus (A++) sound on the first
  • The sound is incredibly present and punchy with great clarity, excellent bass, freedom from grain and real swamp rockin' energy
  • So many great songs: Run Through the Jungle, Lookin' Out My Back Door, Who'll Stop the Rain, etc.
  • A 5 star album and arguably the best record the band ever made: "...an album made during stress and chaos, filled with raging rockers, covers, and intense jams..."
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Talking Heads
More Songs About Buildings and Food

  (Item #: talkimores_1803) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • An unbeatable Shootout Winning Triple Triple (A+++) copy for More Songs, The Talking Head's One True Masterpiece
  • Never before have you heard these songs sound as BIG, BOLD and ALIVE! Take Me to the River rocks like you won't believe
  • Eno produced, Rhett Davies engineered, every track is (psycho) killer - a Must Own from 1978
  • 5 stars: "Brian Eno brought a musical unity that tied the album together, especially in terms of the rhythm section, the sequencing, the pacing, and the mixing."
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The Who
Who’s Next

  (Item #: who__whosn_1803) 

Our Price: $199.99

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

  (Item #: rolliletit_1803_2) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • With two outstanding Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy ROCKS from start to finish
  • Love In Vain on a copy like this is one of the best sounding Rolling Stones songs of all time
  • The acoustic guitar sound and the rich whomp of the snare proves that Glyn Johns is one of the Greatest Engineers who ever lived
  • Top 100, 5 stars on Allmusic - 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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Kenny Burrell
Midnight Blue

  (Item #: burremidni_1801_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy of this amazing RVG recording, offering Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it from first note to last
  • One of our All Time Favorite Blue Note albums for music and sound - is there a better bluesy Jazz Guitar album?
  • AMG 5 Stars - if there were a Top 100 Jazz List on our site, Midnight Blue would be right up at the top of it
  • Jazz Improv Magazine puts the album among its Top Five recommended recordings for Burrell, indicating that "[i]f you need to know 'the Blue Note sound', here it is."
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Jimi Hendrix
Axis: Bold As Love

  (Item #: hendraxisb_1712_1x) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • An excellent sounding copy with Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Big, solid and dynamic with tons of bass and electrified energy that 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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The Beatles
Revolver

  (Item #: beatlrevol_1710x) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An excellent copy from start to finish: side two is just shy of Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) and side one is a strong Double Plus (A++)
  • This pressing will show you the energy, clarity and bottom end weight you had no idea was 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 (!)
  • 5 Stars "... its daring sonic adventures and consistently stunning songcraft set the standard for what pop/rock could achieve."
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Enya
Watermark

  (Item #: enya_water_1710s) 

Our Price: $179.99
Sale Price: $149.00 (You save $30.99 / 17%)


  • Two Double Plus (A++) sides give you an excellent pressing of this New Age masterpiece
  • The sound is super clear, open and natural with lots of texture and detail
  • Orinico Flow (aka Sail Away) is the big hit here and it sounds amazing on a copy as good as this one
  • 5 stars: "...the subtlety that characterizes her work at her best dominates Watermark, with the lovely title track, her multi-tracked voice gently swooping among the lead piano, and strings like a softly haunting ghost, as fine an example as any."
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Hall and Oates
Abandoned Luncheonette

  (Item #: hallaaband_1712x) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • You'll find very respectable Hot Stamper grades on both sides for this duo's Philly Soul Masterpiece, on reasonably quiet vinyl too
  • It's rich, sweet, open, natural, smooth most of the time - in short, it's got all the stuff audiophiles like you and I LOVE
  • She's Gone sounds fantastic here, but, really, the album works from start to finish - it's A Top 100 Album
  • 5 stars in the All Music guide, and our pick for the best, and best sounding, Hall and Oates album
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Rod Stewart
Every Picture Tells A Story

  (Item #: stewaevery_1711_2s) 

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


  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end and one of the better copies from our most recent shootout
  • This recording balances incredible power in the bass and drums, and some of the best rock bass ever recorded, with beautifully realized acoustic guitars and mandolins - something that virtually no recording for the last twenty plus years can claim
  • A Top 100 album, and Rod's best music and best recording by far - nothing can touch it
  • "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." — Allmusic 5 Stars
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The Beatles
Abbey Road

  (Item #: beatlabbey_1711s) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A wonderful copy of The Beatles' last and arguably greatest album, with exceptional Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • Here's an Abbey Road that's big, rich, sweet and present, with strong energy, wonderfully breathy vocals and huge guitars
  • A copy this good might just give you a new appreciation for one of the Greatest Rock Albums of All Time
  • Allmusic 5 Stars, a permanent member of the Better Records Top 100, and a Desert Island Disc if there ever was one
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Derek and the Dominos
Layla

  (Item #: dereklayla_1803_2) 

Our Price: $199.99

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

  (Item #: beatlmagic_1801x) 

Our Price: $699.99

  • Incredible Triple Plus (A+++) sound from beginning to end - it's very rare that a Triple Triple copy hits the site
  • A stunning copy with some of the best Beatles sound money can buy - superb work from Ken Scott here
  • Demo Quality Sound for I Am The Walrus, Strawberry Fields Forever, Baby You're A Rich Man and more
  • You won't believe how powerful the sound is, big, rich, open and lively beyond any expectations you may have
  • A Better Records Top 100 album and Psych Masterpiece that knocks us out every time we do the shootout for it
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The Beatles
Revolver

  (Item #: beatlrevol_1709x) 

Our Price: $449.00

  • A stunning copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on side two, Double Plus (A++) on side one - Tomorrow Never Knows will blow your mind!
  • Here is the space, energy, presence clarity and massive bottom end you had no idea was even possible on Revolver
  • Good Day Sunshine, Got To Get You Into My Life and of course TNK are among the many Demo Quality songs here
  • "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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U2
The Joshua Tree

  (Item #: u2___joshu_1803) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A superb pressing with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • Both sides here are outstanding, big, full and musical with a solid bottom end and lots of energy
  • One of the best copes from our most recent shootout, and this one is on fairly quiet vinyl too
  • 5 stars: "A powerful, uncompromising record that became a hit."
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Fleetwood Mac
Rumours

  (Item #: fleetrumou_1803_2) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • A KILLER copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • 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."
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The Rolling Stones
Beggars Banquet

  (Item #: rollibegga_1801_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A killer copy of Beggar's Banquet, with superb Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last and relatively quiet vinyl
  • Clear, rich and lively throughout - the Tubey Magic of the best pressings is what lets them sound the way they should
  • One of a select group of Rolling Stones 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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Rod Stewart
Never A Dull Moment

  (Item #: stewanever_1803_1) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • With Double Plus (A++) sonic grades or BETTER on both sides, this copy is getting the heart of Rod's Brit rock right
  • Extremely well-recorded and full of great songs, this record came out in 1972 when Rod Stewart was on top of the world
  • 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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Richard & Linda Thompson
Shoot Out The Lights

  (Item #: thompshoot_1711x) 

Our Price: $299.99
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  • An insanely great sounding copy -- Triple Plus (A+++) or very close to it on both sides
  • The sound was bigger, bolder, cleaner, more open and dynamic than every other copy in our shootout
  • A Better Records Top 100 Title - the best copies such as this have Demo Disc sound you will not believe
  • "It's often been cited as Richard Thompson's greatest work, and it's difficult for anyone who has heard his body of work to argue the point." - 5 stars
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Blood, Sweat & Tears
Child is Father to the Man

  (Item #: bloodchild_1711x) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • 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
  • "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." - 5 stars
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John Mayall with Eric Clapton
Blues Breakers

  (Item #: mayalblues_1803_3) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This British Decca pressing of what is surely John Mayall's best album offers Hot Stamper sound on both sides
  • Clean, clear, big and lively with great bass and most of the energy that's missing from the average copy
  • The import vinyl on this pressing is about as quiet as we ever expect to find for this album
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "Bluesbreakers was Eric Clapton's first fully realized album as a blues guitarist -- more than that, it was a seminal blues album of the 1960s, perhaps the best British blues album ever cut, and the best LP ever recorded by John Mayall's Bluesbreakers."
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Jimi Hendrix
Electric Ladyland

  (Item #: hendrelect_1803) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Side three of this UK pressing won our shootout, earning a Triple Plus (A+++) grade - every one of its three spacey tracks sounds amazing
  • The other three sides earned outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades for their full-bodied analog richness and musicality
  • Probably the best-recorded of Hendrix's studio albums - huge amounts of studio space and plenty of Tubey Magical richness are key to the best copies
  • 5 stars: "Jimi Hendrix's third and final album with the original Experience found him taking his funk and psychedelic sounds to the absolute limit. The result was not only one of the best rock albums of the era, but also Hendrix's original musical vision at its absolute apex."
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Steely Dan
Katy Lied

  (Item #: steelkatyl_1803) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Excellent Hot Stamper sound on both sides - you have never heard a better copy, guaranteed
  • Our pick for the best Steely Dan album of them all, a Masterpiece of jazzy swing pop that will surely reward hundreds of plays
  • 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."
  • 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 Band
The Band

  (Item #: band_band_1803) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Very good Hot Stamper sound is found on both sides of this essential album
  • With rich meaty guitars and smooth silky vocals, this is a Band second album like you have likely never heard before
  • 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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Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin III

  (Item #: ledze3_1803) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With very respectable Hot Stamper grades on both sides, this pressing has much to recommend it
  • This copy rocks with numerous Zep favorites, including Immigrant Song, Celebration Day, and Tangerine, to name a few
  • 5 Stars on Allmusic and a distinguished member of our Top 100, this is a Must Own favorite for any Zep fan
  • "On their first two albums, Led Zeppelin unleashed a relentless barrage of heavy blues and rockabilly riffs, but Led Zeppelin III provided the band with the necessary room to grow musically. While there are still a handful of metallic rockers, III is built on a folky, acoustic foundation that gives the music extra depth."
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Simon & Garfunkel
Bookends

  (Item #: simonbooke_1802_) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An excellent 360 stereo pressing earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides - quiet vinyl too
  • Our hottest copies have lovely midrange magic on the guitars and voices as well as plenty of studio ambience on most tracks, especially the simpler, more folky ones
  • An album that has become much tougher to come by, especially ones that play this well
  • Top 100, Five Stars - side two alone has four classics: Fakin' It, Mrs. Robinson, A Hazy Shade of Winter and At the Zoo
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Simon & Garfunkel
Bridge Over Troubled Water

  (Item #: simonbridg_1803) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An very respectable 360 pressing with Hot Stamper sound from the first note to the last - quiet vinyl too
  • Transparent, breathy, sweet, warm, rich, tonally-neutral - these are the comments for track after track on the better Hot Stamper copies
  • Bridge is by far the toughest Simon & Garfunkel album to find with top quality sound and reasonably quiet surfaces
  • 5 stars: "Perhaps the most delicately textured album to close out the 1960s from any major rock act."
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Miles Davis
Sketches Of Spain

  (Item #: davissketc_1803) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This Miles Davis pressing offers very good Hot Stamper sound from first note to last
  • This copy plays on relatively quiet vinyl, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • 5 stars: "Sketches of Spain is the most luxuriant and stridently romantic recording Davis ever made. To listen to it in the 21st century is still a spine-tingling experience..."
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U2
War

  (Item #: u2___war_1803) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • You'll find very good Hot Stamper sound from first note to last for U2's third studio album
  • Full-bodied smooth analog sound is the key to the best pressings
  • This copy plays on relatively quiet vinyl, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • Allmusic 5 Stars: "U2 always aimed at greatness, but War was the first time they achieved it."
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Stevie Wonder
Innervisions

  (Item #: wondeinner_1803_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With Hot Stamper sound on both sides, this is a very good pressing of Innervisions
  • A respectable copy of this Stevie Wonder classic -- one of the funkiest Demo Discs money can buy
  • An incredibly hard album to find with good sound and quiet surfaces
  • A Top 100 Title, and 5 Stars on AMG: "... using his astonishing musical gifts to make this commentary one of the most effective and entertaining ever heard."
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