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Bob Dylan
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

  (Item #: dylanfreew_2004) 

Our Price: $699.99

  • Incredible sound throughout with each side earning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades; exceptionally quiet vinyl too!
  • You'll find this copy incredibly spacious, full-bodied and natural, with none of the problems that plague most pressings
  • It's clear these classic songs have stood the test of time: Blowin' in the Wind; Girl from the North Country; Masters of War; A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall; Don't Think Twice, It's All Right and many more
  • 5 stars: "This is rich, imaginative music, capturing the sound and spirit of America... Dylan, in many ways, recorded music that equaled this, but he never topped it."
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Bob Dylan
Highway 61 Revisited

  (Item #: dylanhighw_2003_5) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • This 360 Stereo pressing of Dylan's 1965 release boasts KILLER Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from first note to last
  • Forget the Red Labels and whatever dead-as-a-doornail Heavy Vinyl record they're making - if you want to hear the Tubey Magic and you-are-there immediacy of this groundbreaking album, an early stereo LP is the only way to go
  • In the same way 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
  • 5 stars: "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."
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Bob Dylan
Blonde On Blonde

  (Item #: dylanblond_2005_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on ALL FOUR sides, this 360 pressing was one of the better copies of Blonde On Blonde we played in our last shootout
  • You won't believe how big, rich and full this album can sound on a copy this good
  • Includes tons of quintessential Dylan classics: Rainy Day Women, I Want You, Just Like A Woman, and more - they all sound phenomenal
  • 5 stars: "Blonde on Blonde is an album of enormous depth, providing endless lyrical and musical revelations on each play... It's the culmination of Dylan's electric rock & roll period — he would never release a studio record that rocked this hard, or had such bizarre imagery, ever again."
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Bob Dylan
At Budokan

  (Item #: dylanatbud_2003_6) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • KILLER sound throughout with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on sides one, three and four, and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the second side - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The overall sound here is super rich and Tubey Magical with tons of energy and a huge bottom end
  • "The fire and brimstone are behind Dylan, [but] this hardly means the fight has gone out of him: Bob Dylan at Budokan is a very contentious effort—and, for the most part, a victorious one." Rolling Stone
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White Hot Stamper (Quiet Vinyl)

Bob Dylan
Nashville Skyline

  (Item #: dylannashv_2001) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) Shootout Winning side two and a superb Double Plus (A++) side one, this copy will be very hard to beat - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • We guarantee that Bob's duet with Johnny Cash on this amazing sounding Triple Plus side one (Girl from the North Country) will blow your mind - it sure blew ours
  • "Lay Lady Lay," "To Be Alone With You," "I Threw It All Away," "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You" are country-rock standards that still sound fresh today
  • 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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Bob Dylan & The Band
Before The Flood

  (Item #: dylanbefor_2001_6) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An outstanding copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on sides one, two and four and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the third side
  • These killer sides are out of this world -- bigger, fuller and livelier than anything you've heard
  • Dylan and The Band team up for exuberant versions of many classics from each of their repertoires - a copy like this lets you appreciate just how wonderful the performances are
  • "Dylan reworks, rearranges, reinterprets these songs in ways that are still disarming, years after its initial release... "
  • "Without qualification, this is the craziest and strongest rock and roll ever recorded. All analogous live albums fall flat."
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The Traveling Wilburys
Volume One

  (Item #: travetrave_1910_12_03) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An amazing copy of the Wilburys debut with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound throughout -- exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Proof that, when you put Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, George Harrison, Bob Dylan and Jeff Lynne in a recording studio together, something good is bound to happen
  • Certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, this album was Grammy nominated Album of the Year in 1989
  • 4 1/2 stars: "There never was a supergroup more super than the Traveling Wilburys... It's impossible to picture a supergroup with a stronger pedigree."
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Super Hot Stamper (Quiet Vinyl)

Bob Dylan
Blonde On Blonde

  (Item #: dylanblond_2004) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on three sides and exceptionally quiet vinyl, this copy of Blonde On Blonde did well in our most recent shootout
  • This is one of the copies with an awful sounding side four that you may have seen described on the site, so if "Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands" is a favorite track, this is not the copy for you
  • Full of quintessential Dylan classics: Rainy Day Women, I Want You, Just Like A Woman, and they all sound surprisingly good here
  • 5 stars: "Blonde on Blonde is an album of enormous depth, providing endless lyrical and musical revelations on each play... It's the culmination of Dylan's electric rock & roll period — he would never release a studio record that rocked this hard, or had such bizarre imagery, ever again."
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Bob Dylan
Another Side of Bob Dylan (in Stereo)

  (Item #: dylananoth_2001) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An excellent Stereo copy of this early Dylan classic with surprisingly good Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The mono pressings are superb as well, but we were surprised at just how clear and present Dylan's voice sounded on this copy
  • Many classics are here: All I Really Want To Do, Chimes Of Freedom, My Back Pages, It Ain't Me Babe and 7 more
  • 5 Stars: "Another Side of Bob Dylan is a more varied record and it's more successful, too, since it captures Dylan expanding his music, turning in imaginative, poetic performances on love songs and protest tunes alike. The result is one of his very best records, a lovely intimate affair."
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The Band
The Last Waltz

  (Item #: band_lastw_2002_6) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • The Band's second live album returns with outstanding Double Plus (A++) Hot Stamper sound or close to it on all SIX sides - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • Rich, dynamic and natural sounding with low end weight, midrange smoothness and powerful, punchy bass
  • Features an A-list of brilliant artists, including Van Morrison, Ringo Star, Joni Mitchell, and Muddy Waters, just to name a few
  • 4 stars: "It's the Band's "special guests" who really make this set stand out -- Muddy Waters' ferocious version of "Mannish Boy" would have been a wonder from a man half his age, Van Morrison sounds positively joyous on "Caravan," Neil Young and Joni Mitchell do well for their Canadian brethren, and Bob Dylan's closing set finds him in admirably loose and rollicking form."
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Traveling Wilburys
Vol. 3

  (Item #: travevol3_2005) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Superb sound throughout with both sides earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades
  • Both of these sides had some of the better sound we heard in our recent shootout -- big, full-bodied and present with a huge bottom end and lots of energy
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "...this record is loaded with charm. Dylan's ''If You Belonged to Me'' is stronger than anything on his last record, and ''You Took My Breath Away'' is a first-rate ballad."
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White Hot Stamper

Bob Dylan
John Wesley Harding

  (Item #: dylanjohnw_1906_10_03) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A wonderful sounding original Columbia 360 Stereo pressing of this pivotal Dylan LP, with insanely good Triple Plus (A+++) grades or very close to them on both sides
  • Here is the bass, richness & vocal presence that make John Wesley Harding one of the better sounding Dylan records from the late '60s
  • The title track, Dear Landlord, I'll Be Your Baby Tonight, All Along the Watchtower and I Pity The Poor Immigrant are but a small sampling of the more memorable songs here
  • 5 stars: "The music is simple, direct, and melodic, providing a touchstone for the country-rock revolution that swept through rock in the late '60s."
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Bob Dylan
Slow Train Coming

  (Item #: dylanslowt_2003) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A KILLER sounding copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from the first note to the last - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • We guarantee there is dramatically more space, richness, vocal presence, and performance energy on this copy than others you've heard, and that's especially true if you made the mistake of buying whatever Heavy Vinyl pressing is currently on the market
  • The big hit here is Gotta Serve Somebody - Mark Knopler of Dire Straits is featured throughout
  • I doubt this is anyone's very favorite Dylan album, but it's sure a lot more enjoyable when you have sound like this
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Super Hot Stamper (Quiet)

Bob Dylan
Another Side of Bob Dylan (in Mono)

  (Item #: dylananoth_1910_03) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • A very special 360 Mono pressing of this Dylan classic, with Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER throughout and pressed on exceptionally QUIET vinyl - what are the chances?
  • Tonally correct, Tubey Magical, clear and present - here's a copy that can put a living, breathing, 23 year old Bob Dylan right between your speakers
  • Many of his most well-known songs are here: All I Really Want To Do, Chimes Of Freedom, My Back Pages, It Ain't Me Babe and 7 more
  • 5 Stars: "Another Side of Bob Dylan is a more varied record and it's more successful, too, since it captures Dylan expanding his music, turning in imaginative, poetic performances on love songs and protest tunes alike. ...The result is one of his very best records, a lovely intimate affair."
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Bob Dylan
Highway 61 Revisited

  (Item #: dylanhighw_2006) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • This 360 Stereo pressing of Dylan's 1965 release boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last - reasonably quiet vinyl for a 360 LP too
  • In the same way 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
  • 5 stars: "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."
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Bob Dylan
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (in Mono)

  (Item #: dylanfreew_2006ex) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This vintage Columbia 360 2 Eye Mono pressing boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • You'll find this copy surprisingly spacious, full-bodied and natural, with relatively few of the problems that plague most pressings
  • It's clear these classic songs have stood the test of time: Blowin' in the Wind; Girl from the North Country; Masters of War; A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall; Don't Think Twice, It's All Right and many more
  • 5 stars: "This is rich, imaginative music, capturing the sound and spirit of America... Dylan, in many ways, recorded music that equaled this, but he never topped it."
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Bob Dylan
The Times They Are A-Changin'

  (Item #: dylantimes_1808_7_01) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Outstanding sound throughout on this 360 stereo pressing, with each side rating a solid Double Plus (A++)
  • The key to this stark recording - just Bob, his acoustic guitar, and harmonica - is correct tonality, presence and intimacy, and here you get a good helping of all three
  • If you've played the MoFi or Sundazed LP, on the CD, the Tubey Magic here will to blow your mind
  • "One of the high watermarks of political songwriting in any musical genre. These are beautifully crafted, tightly focused mini-masterpieces. And they have a radical edge, a political toughness, that one rarely finds in the folk music of the period. Abstract paeans to peace and brotherhood were not for Dylan; the songs are uncompromising in their anger and unsparing in their analysis."
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Super Hot Stamper

Harry Belafonte
The Midnight Special

  (Item #: belafmidni_2002_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • These seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides are guaranteed to blow the doors off any other Midnight Special you've heard - and it plays as quietly as any copy ever will (and far better than most)
  • Lively, balanced and vibrant, with a healthy dose of the Tubey Magical Living Stereo richness these recordings need to sound right (and which is rarely evident on the modern reissues made from them)
  • 4 1/2 stars: "The Midnight Special is also a record that best exemplifies Harry Belafonte's uniqueness as a recording artist... Combining blues, big band, gospel, and soul, Belafonte utilizes mainly traditional material on one of his best programmed albums of the sixties."
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White Hot Stamper

Bob Dylan
Empire Burlesque

  (Item #: dylanempir_2001_6) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two amazingly good sides, each rating a sonic grade of Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it, this original pressing has the magic of analog in its grooves
  • We guarantee there is dramatically more richness, fullness, vocal presence, and performance energy on this copy than others you've heard, and that's especially true if you made the mistake of buying whatever Heavy Vinyl pressing is currently on the market
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Say what you want about Empire Burlesque -- at the very least, it's the most consistent record Bob Dylan has made since Blood on the Tracks, even if it isn't quite as interesting as Desire. However, it is a better set of songs, all deriving from the same place and filled with subtle gems... this is as good as Dylan gets in his latter days."
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Bob Dylan
Shot of Love

  (Item #: dylanshoto_2001) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Dylan's Shot of Love debuts here with stunning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The sound here is bigger, tubier, more dynamic, more lively, more present and just plain more involving than any other copy you've heard
  • "Shot of Love finds Dylan still in born-again mode, but he's starting to come alive again -- which isn't as much a value judgment as it is an observation that he no longer seems beholden to repeating dogma, loosening up and crafting songs again. And it's not just that his writing is looser, the music is, too, as he lets himself -- and his backing band -- rock a little harder, a little more convincingly... has flashes of brilliance, such as "Every Grain of Sand," which point the way to the rebirth of Infidels."
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Bob Dylan
Blood On The Tracks

  (Item #: dylanblood_2003) 

Our Price: $129.99

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  • With Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sonic grades on both sides, this is an outstanding Blood on the Tracks from start to finish
  • 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 exactly 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. Dylan made albums more influential than this, but he never made one better."
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Super Hot Stamper

Bob Dylan & The Band
Before The Flood

  (Item #: dylanbefor_2004) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • An outstanding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound on all FOUR sides - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • Dylan and The Band team up for exuberant versions of many classics from each of their repertoires - a copy like this lets you appreciate just how wonderful the performances are
  • "Dylan reworks, rearranges, reinterprets these songs in ways that are still disarming, years after its initial release... "
  • "Without qualification, this is the craziest and strongest rock and roll ever recorded. All analogous live albums fall flat."
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Bob Dylan
Nashville Skyline

  (Item #: dylannashv_2002) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • An outstanding copy of this Dylan classic with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The right 360 pressings always win the shootouts - they have more of the Tubey Magical intimacy the recording needs
  • "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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Bob Dylan
John Wesley Harding

  (Item #: dylanjohnw_2002_6) 

Our Price: $119.99
Sale Price: $99.99 (You save $20.00 / 17%)


  • A wonderful sounding original Columbia 360 Stereo pressing of this pivotal Dylan LP, with outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides
  • Here is the bass, richness & vocal presence that are hard to come by on John Wesley Harding - the vinyl is about as quiet as we can find it too
  • The title track, Dear Landlord, I'll Be Your Baby Tonight, All Along the Watchtower and I Pity The Poor Immigrant are a few of the more memorable songs here
  • 5 stars: "The music is simple, direct, and melodic, providing a touchstone for the country-rock revolution that swept through rock in the late '60s."
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The Traveling Wilburys
Volume One

  (Item #: travetrave_2004_4) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on this copy of the Wilbury's debut album - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Proof that, when you put Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, George Harrison, Bob Dylan and Jeff Lynne in a recording studio together, something good is bound to happen
  • Certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, this album was Grammy nominated Album of the Year in 1989
  • 4 1/2 stars: "There never was a supergroup more super than the Traveling Wilburys... It's impossible to picture a supergroup with a stronger pedigree."
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Bob Dylan
Planet Waves

  (Item #: dylanplane_2006) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • You'll find outstanding nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on both sides of this superb copy of Dylan's 1974 release - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • With wonderfully rich, natural tonality, these early pressings are by far the best way to hear the album sound the way it should
  • Lots of great material on this one, not sure why it doesn't get more respect: On A Night Like This, Going Going Gone, Forever Young, You Angel You... these are seriously good, very well-recorded songs
  • "Reteaming with the Band, Bob Dylan winds up with an album that recalls New Morning more than The Basement Tapes, since Planet Waves is given to a relaxed intimate tone...
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Super Hot Stamper

Bob Dylan
Self Portrait

  (Item #: dylanselfp_2003) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A superb copy of Dylan's 1970 release with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from first note to last
  • We guarantee there is dramatically more richness, fullness and presence on this copy than others you've heard, and that's especially true for whatever godawful Heavy Vinyl pressing is currently being foisted on an unsuspecting record-buying public
  • "... it’s a fun, affectionate, sometimes beautiful, often entertaining, occasionally goofy record. As a tangle of roots and enthusiasms, it looks forward to Dylan’s two early-90s albums of folk-song covers, to his eclectic satellite-radio show, which ran on Sirius from 2006 to 2009, and to his recent string of albums with their timeless-sounding fusion of blues, country, folk, and pop." - Bruce Handy, Vanity Fair
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Bob Dylan
Slow Train Coming

  (Item #: dylanslowt_2004) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding pressing with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from the first note to the last - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • We guarantee there is dramatically more space, richness, vocal presence, and performance energy on this copy than others you've heard, and that's especially true if you made the mistake of buying whatever Heavy Vinyl pressing is currently on the market
  • The big hit here is Gotta Serve Somebody - Mark Knopler of Dire Straits is featured throughout
  • I doubt this is anyone's very favorite Dylan album, but it's sure a lot more enjoyable when you have sound like this
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Bob Dylan
Real Live

  (Item #: dylanreall_1906_10) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • An outstanding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound throughout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This early pressing has exceptionally good Hot Stamper sound, showing you the midrange magic that’s surely missing from whatever 180g reissue has been made from the tapes (or, to be clear, a modern digital master copied from who-knows-what-tapes)
  • "... if it doesn't capture a historically significant tour, as Hard Rain did with the Rolling Thunder Revue, this is a better record all the same, capturing a working band -- a working band featuring ex-Stones guitarist Mick Taylor, no less -- on a pretty good night. ...it's a good, solid live album, his best live album since Before the Flood..."
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Bob Dylan
Another Side of Bob Dylan (in Mono)

  (Item #: dylananoth_1807_1906) 

Our Price: $59.99

  • An excellent Mono copy of this early Dylan classic with surprisingly good Double Plus (A++) sound throughout
  • We were impressed by just how clear and present Dylan's voice sounded on this copy - this is the way you want to hear the man
  • Many classics are here: All I Really Want To Do, Chimes Of Freedom, My Back Pages, It Ain't Me Babe and 7 more
  • 5 stars: "Another Side of Bob Dylan is a more varied record and it's more successful, too, since it captures Dylan expanding his music, turning in imaginative, poetic performances on love songs and protest tunes alike. The result is one of his very best records, a lovely intimate affair."
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Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan

  (Item #: dylanbobdy_1809_7_11) 

Our Price: $59.99

  • An outstanding MONO copy of Bob Dylan's self-titled debut (recorded in mono) with Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • We guarantee there is dramatically more richness, fullness, vocal presence, and performance energy on this copy than others you've heard, and that's especially true if you made the mistake of buying whatever Heavy Vinyl pressing is currently on the market
  • "Bob Dylan's first album is a lot like the debut albums by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones -- a sterling effort, outclassing most, if not all, of what came before it in the genre, but similarly eclipsed by the artist's own subsequent efforts."
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Bob Dylan
Empire Burlesque

  (Item #: dylanempir_1910) 

Our Price: $59.99

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

  (Item #: dylanplane_1906_2) 

Our Price: $59.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this superb pressing of Dylan's 1974 release
  • With wonderfully rich, natural tonality, these early pressings are by far the best way to hear the album sound the way it should
  • Lots of great material on this one, not sure why it doesn't get more respect: On A Night Like This, Going Going Gone, Forever Young, You Angel You... these are seriously good, very well-recorded songs
  • "Reteaming with the Band, Bob Dylan winds up with an album that recalls New Morning more than The Basement Tapes, since Planet Waves is given to a relaxed intimate tone..."
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Bob Dylan
Knocked Out Loaded

  (Item #: dylanknock_1906) 

Our Price: $49.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this superb pressing of Dylan's 1986 release - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Both sides here are super rich and full with excellent bass and tons of energy
  • "... the 11-minute epic "Brownsville Girl", co-written by Sam Shepard, has been cited as one of his best songs by some critics."
  • "... [Dylan's] scattershot approach has its charms, especially when it results in winding epics like the Shepard collaboration 'Brownsville Girl.'"
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Bob Dylan & The Band - Before The Flood

Our Shootout Winner from 2012

  (Item #: dylanbefor_2012) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame.

One of the great Live Classic Rock albums of all time, now available in White Hot Stamper form! We recently undertook a massive shootout for this spirited double LP and three of the better sides from the whole shebang are on this here pressing. Sides one and two each earned our top grade of A+++, while side four clocked in at A++. Side three, as is often the case, was not quite up to the same standards.

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Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited

Our Shootout Winner from 2012

  (Item #: dylanhighw_2012) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame.

This 360 Label pressing has a SUPERB A+++ SIDE ONE backed with a strong A++ side two. We had a big stack of 360s and Red Labels with good stampers to compare, and this copy had a side one that could not be beat. It's got big time immediacy, tons of energy, loads of tubey magic and exceptional clarity. The bottom end is punchy with real weight and the soundfield is open, spacious and so transparent.

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Bob Dylan - Another Side of Bob Dylan

Our Shootout Winner from 2009

  (Item #: dylananoth_2009) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame.

We played a bunch of these recently and only a very small handful of sides had enough magic to be considered Hot Stampers. The typical pressing loses its steam in (at least) one of two ways: honky mids and veiled vocals. The copies with the honk can be nearly unlistenable when Dylan starts blowing his harmonica, and the copies with veiled vocals and no real immediacy bored us to tears.

This copy has the magic on side two. The sound is full-bodied, natural, and rich with excellent presence and real depth to the soundfield.

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Bob Dylan - Another Side of Bob Dylan

Sundazed Mono Debunked

  (Item #: dylananoth_debunk) 



Sonic Grade: D

Another bad Sundazed record. Most of the Dylan catalog they did is just awful, regardless of what the reviewers at the time of their release may have written to the contrary.

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Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde

Sundazed Mono Junk

  (Item #: dylanblond_debunk) 



Sonic Grade: D

Flat as a pancake and dead as a doornail, like most Sundazed records. Sundazed is clearly one of the worst record labels of all time.

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Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde

Our Shootout Winner from 2019

  (Item #: dylanblond_2019) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame.

It takes a properly mastered, properly pressed copy like this one to get both Dylan's voice and harmonica -- two of the most critically important elements on any of his recordings -- to sound smooth, full-bodied and clear. Any pinched quality will be painfully obvious to the listener, and for that shortcoming you lose a lot of points here at Better Records. That said, upper-midrangy sound on any vintage Dylan record to one degree or another is almost always audible. The less the better, but none is really not an option.

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Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks

Our Shootout Winner from 2008

  (Item #: dylanblood_2008) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame.

For the first time ever, A+++ MASTER TAPE SOUND ON BOTH SIDES. We had to pair up two copies to do it, but the good sides on each were so exceptional, they were just begging to be put together. I’ve never heard this wonderful album sound quite this amazing.

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Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks

What to Listen For

  (Item #: dylanblood_wtlf_1) 



Another in our series of Home Audio Exercises with advice on what you should be listening for when critically evaluating your copy (or ours) of the album.

Many copies have no bass, while other copies are bright, a combination which ruins the sound of the acoustic guitars that dominate the album. On the better Hot Stamper pressings the bass will be deep and well-defined and the tonal balance will be correct.

The copies that fared the best in our shootouts were rich, warm, tubey and full-bodied -- in other words, analog sounding.

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Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan

Our Shootout Winner from 2013 in Mono

  (Item #: dylanbobdy_2013) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame.

TWO AMAZING SIDES RATING AT OR NEAR A+++ for this the MONO pressing! It's beyond difficult to find copies of this album with good sound, but we managed to get a hold of a hot one here. This is a true solo album -- guitar, vocals and harmonica -- and it's a lot of fun to hear a young (20!) Dylan playing the way he might have played in the coffee shops and folk clubs of Greenwich Village.

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Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home

Our Shootout Winner from 2011

  (Item #: dylanbring_2011) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame.

TWO INCREDIBLE SIDES on UNUSUALLY QUIET VINYL! This may very well be the HOTTEST copy of Bringing It All Back Home to EVER hit the site, rating A++ on side one and earning top A+++ honors on side two. We pulled together enough clean pressings recently for a big shootout and this copy was the overall winner. The sound is lively, transparent and rich on both sides with excellent immediacy throughout. You will have an incredibly hard time finding another copy of this album that sounds so good and plays this quietly!

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Bob Dylan - Desire

Our Shootout Winner from 2017

  (Item #: dylandesir_2017) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame.

Two amazing Triple Plus (A+++) sides, huge and solid with tons of weight. Both sides are incredibly clean, clear and lively with lots of space around all of the instruments. Desire spent five weeks at Number One, mostly on the strength of the powerful and provocative "Hurricane."

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Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited

Sundazed Mono Debunked

  (Item #: dylanhighw_debunk) 



Sonic Grade: D

A Hall of Shame Pressing and another Sundazed record debunked.

I don’t think mono works for this album, so we never carried it nor recommended it.

Here are some records that we've found have the potential to sound amazing in MONO.

Here are some other records that we don't think sound very good in MONO.

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Bob Dylan - Infidels

Our Shootout Winner from 2017

  (Item #: dylaninfid_2017) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame.

This is one of the better sounding Dylan records from the '80s. It's not exactly Blood on the Tracks, the only Dylan album we think is qualified to be on our Top 100 Rock and Pop List, but it sounds good for a record from this era.

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Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding

Our Shootout Winner from 2016

  (Item #: dylanjohnw_2016) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame.

SUPERB SOUND and UNUSUALLY QUIET VINYL on both sides -- I don't think we've ever had a copy this amazing! Both sides earned our Top Grade of A+++. This copy has the bass, fullness & vocal presence that are hard to come by for this album. The title track, Dear Landlord, I'll Be Your Baby Tonight, All Along the Watchtower and I Pity The Poor Immigrant are just some of the most memorable songs here.

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Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline

Our Shootout Winner from 2008

  (Item #: dylannashv_2008) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame.

STUNNING MASTER TAPE SOUND ON SIDE ONE, BACKED WITH A TOP SHELF SIDE TWO! It ain’t easy to find Hot Stamper copies of this album, but when you play one like this it is worth all the trouble. When Johnny Cash starts singing, it is positively chilling. That's the Man In Black, folks, and the immediacy of this copy puts him right there in the room with you!

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Bob Dylan - New Morning

Our Shootout Winner from 2010

  (Item #: dylannewmo_2010) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame.

Side one of this Columbia pressing is RIGHT ON THE MONEY! That's where the great song If Not For You is found, and on this copy it is SMOKIN'. There's tons of energy, real texture to the vocals, and more presence than we heard elsewhere. Check out that BIG bottom end! This side earned our top A+++ grade.

Side two is strong as well, earning a plus and a half -- A+ to A++, as we say. The sound is clean, clear and transparent, but not quite as lively or present. It's still better than many of the copies we played against it.

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Bob Dylan - Planet Waves

Our Shootout Winner from 2009

  (Item #: dylanplane_2009) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame.

This White Hot Stamper copy of Planet Waves boasts not only great Bob Dylan sound, but some of the best sound for The Band that you'll ever hear! That's right, Dylan is backed by Messrs. Robertson, Danko, Helm, Manuel and Hudson on this album, and I don't know when we've ever heard such audiophile quality sound from that crew. It's a real treat to hear their signature styles without the cardboard-y, compressed quality we usually find on their albums.

Lots of great material on this album, not sure why it doesn't get more respect. On A Night Like This, Going Going Gone, Forever Young, You Angel You... these are wonderful, well-recorded songs.

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Bob Dylan - Street-Legal

Our Shootout Winner from 2017

  (Item #: dylanstree_2017) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame.

This copy has an insanely good Triple Plus (A+++) side one backed with an excellent Double Plus (A++) side two.

Which breaks the rules a bit because most side twos earned a sonic grade that was about a half plus higher than the average copy's grade for side one. Side two most of the time just plain sounds better than side one, so when evaluating your copy be sure to check side two first to hear what is probably going to be the best sound on the album.

Here are some other albums with notable Side to Side Differences.

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Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

Our Mono Shootout Winner from 2016

  (Item #: dylanfreew_2016) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame.

This is a 2-pack of two Mono pressings, each with a killer Triple Plus (A+++) side. The White Hot sides are amazingly spacious, full-bodied, natural and clear with great presence. We greatly prefer the best Mono pressings to the best stereo copies, but they are very hard to come by.

This is our favorite of the early Dylan albums for both music and sound! We're picking up both mono and stereo copies when we see them clean (which is rare) but the best mono copies truly take this music to a whole new level.

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Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin'

Our Shootout Winner from 2009 in Mono

  (Item #: dylantimes_2009) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame.

This 360 Label Original Columbia Mono LP, complete with the rare lyric sheet, has two LOVELY sounding sides that rate A++ or better. I was actually a big fan of the Sundazed Mono, but this has more of that Tubey Magic, richness, and overall naturalness that you find on old records, qualities that seem to be sorely lacking on even the best 180 gram remasterings. MoFi also did this record and ruined it in the process (shocker!).

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Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin'

Our Shootout Winner from 2016 in Mono

  (Item #: dylantimes_2016) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame.

This amazing Mono pressing is the first Triple Triple copy to ever hit the site! Both A+++ sides are incredibly rich and warm, with dynamics and smoothness to the harmonica you almost never hear. As impressive as the best stereo copies can be, the mono version is our preferred mix for the album.

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Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin’

A Sundazed Winner!

  (Item #: dylantimes_sundazed) 



Sonic Grade: B

Sundazed finally gets one REALLY right! The mono version here MOIDERS the competition. (It’s a mono recording with stereo echo added -- how tough can it be?) Considering Sundazed's dismal track record, I wouldn't have thought they could do anything right.

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Bob Dylan - The Times They...

...jaw-droppingly good, and with quiet vinyl to boot...

  (Item #: dylantimes_testimonial) 



This letter comes from one of our best customers, our good friend Owais, who dropped us a line after he received his latest shipment of tasty Hot Stampers including a mono ’The Times They Are A-Changin’ and ’Bridge Over Troubled Water.’
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Bob Dylan and The Band - The Basement Tapes

Our Shootout Winner from 2011

  (Item #: dylanbasem_2011) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame.

This Columbia Double LP pressing has some of the very best sound we've heard for this album, with all four sides finishing strongly in a recent shootout. Of course, given the nature of these recordings, you don't get stunning sonics along the line of, say, Magical Mystery Tour or Dark Side Of The Moon, but at least you get to hear these great songs sound the way they were intended to, without the complications of bad mastering and pressing getting in the way.

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Bob Dylan Listening Test

Here’s One to Wet Your Whistle

  (Item #: dylannashv_wtlf) 



Presenting today’s Home Audio Exercise. Play your copy of Nashville Skyline -- on speakers, no fair cheating on headphones! -- and see if you can answer this question. At the beginning of one of the songs on this album two sounds are heard, neither of which is produced by an instrument, but could be said to have been produced by a singer. What are these two mysterious sounds?

If you have a good copy of the record, a good stereo and the ability to listen critically, you should have no problem figuring out what these sounds are. When you do, drop us an email. Until we come up with a better prize, for now we can offer you an extra 10% off your next order.

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Our Favorite Studios (First of a Series)

Columbia 30th Street Studios

  (Item #: allcolumbia30th) 



Columbia 30th Street Studios is one of our favorite recording venues. Click on the link above to find our in-stock Hot Stamper pressings of albums recorded at that location from 1949 to 1981. The list of recordings made there stretches from West Side Story to Kind of Blue, all the way up to Pink Floyd's The Wall in 1979. (Who knew?)
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The Traveling Wilburys - Volume One

Our Shootout Winner from 2011

  (Item #: travetrave_2011) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame.

MASTER TAPE SOUND ON SIDE ONE backed with an excellent side two, both on very quiet vinyl! It took us ages to put together enough clean copies to get this shootout going again. Many of the pressings we played suffered from too much compression and a phony hi-fi quality. We knew there had to be great copies out there somewhere, so we kept dropping the needle until we found a few good men. Here’s the best of them all -- it rates our top grade of A+++ on side one and A++ on side two. Drop the needle on Handle With Care to hear how wonderful this music can sound when it’s cut right!

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Bob Dylan

  (Item #: _Dylan) 


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