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Super Hot Stamper

Cream
Disraeli Gears

  (Item #: creamdisra_1809_1904) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding UK Reaction pressing of Cream's second studio album boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The best sounding pressngs have raw, hard-rockin', power trio magic in spades and much less grit and grain
  • Excellent sound for classics like Strange Brew, Sunshine Of Your Love and Tales of Brave Ulysses
  • 4 1/2 stars: "...the imagination of the arrangements, the strength of the compositions, and especially the force of the musicianship make this album transcend its time."
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Led Zeppelin
Presence

  (Item #: ledzeprese_clone_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll hear massive amounts of Zeppelin Rock and Roll energy on this copy - both sides rated Double Plus (A++) for sound - exceptioinquiet vinyl too
  • Here is a pressing with the power, the dynamic contrasts, the low end whomp, as well as the in-the-room midrange presence (pun only slightly intended) you 've been waiting for
  • Featuring a stripped down, harder rock sound, Presence really benefits from the killer bottom end found on this early LP
  • "Presence has more majestic epics than its predecessor, opening with the surging, ten-minute Achilles Last Stand and closing with the meandering, nearly ten-minute Tea for One."
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Led Zeppelin
The Song Remains The Same

  (Item #: ledzesongr_1811_1904) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Superb sound for this soundtrack album with Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on all four sides
  • Clean, clear and open with a strong bass foundation and plenty of live rock and roll energy
  • An incredibly tough album to find with the right sound and surfaces
  • Packed with Zep classics, including The Song Remains The Same, Dazed and Confused, Stairway to Heaven, and more
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Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin I

  (Item #: ledze1_1904_2) 

Our Price: $199.99

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

  (Item #: pettyhardp_1902_1904) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • An impressive copy of this 1981 release, with stunning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too*
  • Recorded at Sound City, home to some of the greatest analog sound ever recorded
  • 4 1/2 stars: "...filled with great songwriting, something that's as difficult to achieve as a distinctive sound... The Waiting became the best-known song on the record, but there's no discounting A Woman in Love, Nightwatchman, Kings Road, and The Criminal Kind, album tracks that would become fan favorites... it has a tremendous set of songs and a unified sound that makes it one of Petty's finest records."
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Foreigner
Foreigner

  (Item #: foreiforei_1811_1904) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding copy of Foreigner's self-titled debut album with solid Double Plus (A++) sound throughout
  • Super big, full-bodied and spacious with plenty of bottom end weight, this is the way you want your Foreigner album to sound
  • Includes the classics: "Feels Like The First Time," "Cold As Ice," and "Long, Long Way From Home," along with many others
  • 4 stars: "The album spawned some of the biggest FM hits of 1977... , and the state-of-the-art rock production values of the day, which allowed the band to sound hard but polished. As pure rock craftsmanship goes, Foreigner was as good as it got in the late '70s."
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AC/DC
Highway To Hell

  (Item #: acdc_highw_1904_1) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • KILLER sound for this AC/DC classic with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it throughout
  • Both sides are incredibly clean, clear and present with a huge bottom end and tons of big rock energy!
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl with both sides playing Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "AC/DC has never sounded so enormous, and they've never had such great songs, and they had never delivered an album as singularly bone-crunching or classic as this until now." - All Music, 5 Stars
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Genesis
Trespass

  (Item #: genestresp_1904) 

Our Price: $49.99

  • Very Hot Stamper sound on both sides of this early Pink "Famous Charisma" UK pressing - it's guaranteed to beat any Heavy Vinyl (or other) pressing you may have
  • The sound here is rich and Tubey Magical, which is the only way this music makes any sense at all
  • Probably for the more serious fan, but Melody Maker found it "...tasteful, subtle and refined."
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Super Hot Stamper

Paul Desmond
Bridge Over Troubled Water

  (Item #: desmobridg_1904_1) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Superb sound throughout with both sides earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades of BETTER
  • The overall sound here is rich and full-bodied with a lovely bottom end; Desmond's sax is super present and breathy
  • "Desmond finds something beautiful, wistful, and/or sly to say in each of these ten tunes, backed by Herbie Hancock's Rhodes electric piano and a set of ravishing, occasionally overstated (as in "America") orchestrations by Don Sebesky." - All Music
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White Hot Stamper (With Issues)

Electric Light Orchestra
Out Of The Blue

  (Item #: electourof_1904_2) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This KILLER copy of ELO's seventh studio album boasts Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on all four sides
  • All four sides here are super lively, clear and spacious with the kind of bass that most pressings just don't have
  • Lots of hits on this one, Turn to Stone and Mr. Blue Sky among them
  • "The last ELO album to make a major impact on popular music, Out of the Blue was of a piece with its lavishly produced predecessor, A New World Record... Out of the Blue was massively popular and did become the centerpiece of a huge worldwide tour that earned the group status as a major live attraction for a time."
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The Grateful Dead
Aoxomoxoa

  (Item #: grateaoxom_1904_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This original Green Label Warner Brothers LP has superb Double Plus (A++) sound or very close to it on both sides
  • The overall sound here was clean, clear and full-bodied with a lovely bottom end
  • "When the LP hit the racks in the early summer of 1969, Deadheads were greeted by some of the freshest and most innovative sounds to develop from the thriving Bay Area music scene." - All Music
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Blood, Sweat & Tears
Child is Father to the Man

  (Item #: bloodchild_1904_2) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: pinkffinal_1904_1) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • With two excellent sides each rating a Double Plus (A++) or better, this pressing was one of the better copies we played in our recent shootout
  • This copy has real depth to the soundfield, full-bodied, present vocals, and lovely analog warmth
  • Plays with surfaces as quiet as any we can find on both sides - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • Allmusic: "This has the texture of classic Pink Floyd, somewhere between the brooding sections of The Wall and the monolithic menace of Animals."
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Bob Seger
Stranger In Town

  (Item #: segerstran_1904) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An incredible sounding copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the second
  • Rich, warm and Tubey Magical (for 1978) yet still clean, clear and open with strong bottom end weight
  • If you own a radio you know Stranger In Town - more than half of it still gets played on the radio to this day
  • Allmusic raves "...it's as lively as Night Moves, rocking even harder in some places and being equally as introspective in the acoustic numbers. If it doesn't feel as revelatory as that record, in many ways it does feel like a stronger set of songs."
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Super Hot Stamper

The Moody Blues
Days of Future Passed

  (Item #: moodydayso_1904) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding pressing of The Moody Blues' Masterpiece earned solid Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides
  • The sound is huge, rich and lively throughout - you need this kind of space for the orchestral parts to work
  • An Album Experience beyond practically anything that had come before (Sgt. Pepper excluded)
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Days of Future Passed became one of the defining documents of the blossoming psychedelic era, and one of the most enduringly popular albums of its era."
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Super Hot Stamper

Joni Mitchell
Blue

  (Item #: mitchblue_1904_1) 

Our Price: $129.99

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


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White Hot Stamper (With Issues)

Fleetwood Mac
Rumours

  (Item #: fleetrumou_1904) 

Our Price: $499.99

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

The Beatles
Rubber Soul

  (Item #: beatlrubbe_1904_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

Crosby, Stills and Nash
Daylight Again

  (Item #: crosbdayli_1904_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This outstanding copy of Daylight Again earned nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) grades on both sides
  • This is the embodiment of the Classic CSN sound we love - rich, full-bodied, warm, punchy, dynamic and clear
  • Steven Barncard, one of our favorite recording engineers, is credited for additional engineering
  • Allmusic on Wasted on the Way and Southern Cross: "Both were extracted as singles and became among the best-known tracks not only on Daylight Again, but also in the post-'60s CSN canon."
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Super Hot Stamper

Steely Dan
Aja

  (Item #: steelaja_1904_2) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy of Steely Dan's 1977 release with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Punchy, full and smooth, with the kind of rhythmic energy that brings out the jazzy funk in the music
  • A Better Records Rock and Pop Top 100 album and a true Demo Disc on an exceptional pressing like this
  • 4 1/2 stars: "With Aja, Walter Becker and Donald Fagen's obsession with sonic detail and fascination with composition reached new heights. A coolly textured and immaculately produced collection of sophisticated jazz-rock, Aja has none of the overt cynicism or self-consciously challenging music that distinguished previous Steely Dan records ... a shining example of jazz-rock at its finest. "
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Nearly White Hot Stamper

Humble Pie
Rock On

  (Item #: humblrocko_1904) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on both sides, this pressing will show you a Rock On you have never heard
  • The sound of this copy has hard rockin' energy to spare - Shine On is amazing here
  • An outstanding classic Glyn Johns recording - we were knocked out by the full-bodied, Tubey Magical sound of the best pressings
  • 4 stars: "The record has an undeniable live feel to it, due in part to Glyn Johns' humble yet precise recording, framing the group as if they were a boogie version of the Band."
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Nearly White Hot Stamper

Simon & Garfunkel
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary...

  (Item #: simonparsl_1902x_1904) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A stunning copy with Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from start to finish, just shy of our Shootout Winner - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • This Columbia 360 is incredibly big and present, with excellent clarity, wonderfully breathy vocals and low levels of spit (the result of clean cutting)
  • A Demo Disc for Tubey Magical voices and guitars, as well as a longtime Better Records Top 100 album
  • 4 1/2 stars: "[I]t is an achievement akin to the Beatles' Revolver or the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds album, and just as personal and pointed as either of those records at their respective bests."
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Super Hot Stamper (UK Polydor)

Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton

  (Item #: claptericc_1904) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • This killer early UK copy boasts Double Plus (A++) sonic grades for both sides AND exceptionally quiet vinyl - it's guaranteed to trounce whatever you've heard
  • An underrated Blues Rock masterpiece from 1970 - easily his best studio album outside of Layla - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • 4 1/2 stars in the All Music Guide and a longtime Better Records favorite - almost every song is good, and many are superb
  • "Clapton turns out concise solos that de-emphasize his status as guitar god, even when they display astonishing musicality and technique."
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Neil Diamond
Hot August Night

  (Item #: diamohotau_1904) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • An outstanding original pressing with Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on all four sides - exceptionally quite vinyl too
  • The superb presence and energy here have the power to bring the definitive Neil Diamond concert performance right into your very own listening room
  • If you own the MoFi, this copy will show you how they screwed up the sound of Neil's voice - nothing new there, right?
  • 4 1/2 stars: "This is the ultimate Neil Diamond record. Not necessarily the best - he's at his most appealing crafting in the studio - but certainly the ultimate, capturing all the kitsch and glitz of Neil Diamond, the showman."
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The Police
Reggatta de Blanc

  (Item #: policregga_1904) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With two Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning sides, this import took top honors in our recent shootout
  • Along with Ghost in the Machine, we think this album captures The Police at their songwriting and performing peak
  • Sting’s pulsing bass lines and the massive assault of Copeland’s kick really come to life here - you won't believe how BIG and powerful the bass is on this record
  • "Reggatta de Blanc stands the test of time as one of the greatest albums of the post-punk and new wave era, improving in almost every way upon The Police's debut album."
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Spirit
Spirit

  (Item #: spirispiri_1904_) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Incredible sound for this psychedelic masterpiece with both sides rating a Triple Plus (A+++)
  • Wall to wall, with layered studio depth like you will not believe, the kind of space you hear on an engineering classic like Dark Side of the Moon
  • The first Triple Triple Shootout Winning copy to hit the site in years, and one of the few that's quiet enough to enjoy
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic, but in our estimation it deserves at least five - it's simply one of the All Time Greats from the era
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Cat Stevens
Tea for the Tillerman

  (Item #: steveteafo_1904_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

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

10cc
How Dare You!

  (Item #: tencchowda_1904) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find solid Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this outstanding early UK pressing of 10cc's fourth album, How Dare You! - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This wonderful LP will show you that 10cc's commitment to Audiophile Recording Quality was - at the time - beyond reproach
  • Forget the dubby domestic stuff and the no-doubt-awful Heavy Vinyl, this early British pressing is huge, spacious and rich, with prodigious amounts of bass, like no other copy you've heard
  • 4 stars: "...a well-crafted album that shows off 10cc's eccentric humor and pop smarts in equal measure... it remains a solid album of witty pop songs that will satisfy anyone with a yen for 10cc."
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Spirit
Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus

  (Item #: spiritwelv_1904_4) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: buffaretro_1904_2) 

Our Price: $399.99

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

Steely Dan
Aja

  (Item #: steelaja_1904_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An outstanding copy of Steely Dan's 1977 release with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Punchy, full and smooth, with the kind of rhythmic energy that brings out the jazzy funk in the music
  • A Better Records Rock and Pop Top 100 album and a true Demo Disc on an exceptional pressing like this
  • 4 1/2 stars: "With Aja, Walter Becker and Donald Fagen's obsession with sonic detail and fascination with composition reached new heights. A coolly textured and immaculately produced collection of sophisticated jazz-rock, Aja has none of the overt cynicism or self-consciously challenging music that distinguished previous Steely Dan records ... a shining example of jazz-rock at its finest. "
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Eric Clapton
Slowhand

  (Item #: claptslowh_1904_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Stunning sound throughout for one of our favorite Clapton records with each side rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it
  • With Glyn Johns behind the board, rest assured the sound will be suitably rich, smooth, sweet and above all ANALOG
  • Includes Cocaine, Wonderful Tonight, Lay Down Sally and May You Never - all with crazy good sound
  • 4 1/2 stars: "This is laid-back virtuosity -- although Clapton and his band are never flashy, their playing is masterful and assured. That assurance and the album's eclectic material make Slowhand rank with 461 Ocean Boulevard as one of Eric Clapton's best albums."
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The Rolling Stones
Sticky Fingers

  (Item #: rollistick_1904_2) 

Our Price: $349.99

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

  (Item #: kingcinthe_wake_1904) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding pressing of King Crimson's sophomore album boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • This pressing is Big and Tubey, with clear, breathy vocals, especially critical to the success of the a capella opening track, "Peace - A Beginning"
  • This lovely original Island Pink Label British Import LP has a beautiful textured cover
  • 4 1/2 stars: "The record..., however, has made an impressive show of transmuting material that worked on stage ('Mars' aka 'The Devil's Triangle') into viable studio creations, and 'Cadence and Cascade' may be the prettiest song the group ever cut."
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Blood, Sweat & Tears
Child is Father to the Man

  (Item #: bloodchild_1904_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

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

  (Item #: aerosgetyo_1904) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This outstanding copy of Aerosmith's dynamic sophomore release boasts excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from top to bottom
  • This album launched the band's collaboration with Jack Douglas, who helped develop their distinctive sound and propel them from obscurity to stardom
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Get Your Wings, is where Aerosmith became Aerosmith ... it's where they shed much of their influences and developed their own trademark sound, it's where they turned into songwriters...they're doing their bloozy bluster better and bolder, which is what turns this sophomore effort into their first classic"
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The Who
Live At Leeds

  (Item #: who__livea_1904) 

Our Price: $199.99

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

  (Item #: gabrigabr3_1807_1904) 

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


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

  (Item #: thomphokey_1904) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Off the charts "Triple Triple" sound for this classic Richard and Linda Thompson album - both sides earned our top grade of Triple Plus (A+++)
  • The best copy we've ever played, with superior Tubey Magical richness that just knocked us out and made it our clear Shootout Winner
  • Everything you want in the sound of a good British Folk Rock album is here in abundance - enjoy!
  • 4 Stars: "The Thompsons, from the opening Irish fiddle derivation of a Chuck Berry riff, through Linda's exquisite performance of "A Heart Needs a Home," to their cover of Mike Waterson's "Mole in a Hole" which closes the record, once again create a timeless amalgam of folk and rock..."
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The Beatles
Revolver

  (Item #: beatlrevol_1904) 

Our Price: $599.99

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

  (Item #: brownrunni_1904) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • You'll find STUNNING Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides of this Grammy nominated release
  • Packed with previously unreleased songs, this live followup to The Pretender was an even bigger hit than that album
  • A hard record to find with audiophile quality sound - this is one of the few copies to ever hit the site
  • "Audio verité—one of the most conceptually fascinating recordings in the history of rock & roll." -- Bill Shapiro
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Deep Purple
Made In Japan

  (Item #: deeppmadei_1904) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • Get ready to rumble - this superb UK original pressing earned ELEVEN pluses out of a possible twelve!!
  • A phenomenally well-recorded album that's a true Demo Disc on an exceptional pressing such as this
  • Turn it up and you will hear sound that is incredibly powerful and natural with amazing presence, energy and weight down low
  • Two Triple Plus (A+++) sides backed with two nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sides -- you can't do much better than that!
  • Rolling Stone: "They've done countless shows since in countless permutations, but they've never sounded quite this perfect."
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Foreigner
4

  (Item #: forei4_1904) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • You'll find stunning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides of this Radio Rock Classic
  • This copy had the best energy, the punchiest bass, and biggest, most immediate presentation in our shootout
  • Rockers like Juke Box Hero and Urgent, along with the heartfelt ballad Waiting For A Girl Like You, here sound better than you've ever heard them
  • "In producer Robert John 'Mutt' Lange - fresh off his massive success with AC/DC's Back in Black - guitarist and all-around mastermind Mick Jones found both the catalyst to achieve [a grand slam of a record] and his perfect musical soulmate... All things considered, 4 remains Foreigner's career peak."
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David Gilmour
About Face

  (Item #: gilmoabout_1904) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • An insanely good copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Richer and more Tubey Magical than just about any release from the '80s I can think of
  • Wonderful three-dimensional space courtesy of ace engineer James Guthrie (The Wall)
  • "David Gilmour released his second solo venture in 1984, following the apparent dissolution of Pink Floyd. He had released a record on his own in 1978, but About Face is much more accessible. The songs show a pop sensibility that Pink Floyd rarely was concerned with achieving. About Face is a well-honed rock album that is riveting from beginning to end."
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AC/DC
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

  (Item #: acdc_dirty_1904_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound and exceptionally quiet vinyl on both sides of the band's 1976 release - one of the few copies to hit the site in many years!
  • These sides have plenty going on down low, real meat on the bones, all the life and energy you could ask for - pretty much everything that the average copy was lacking
  • 5 stars: "... it captured the seething malevolence of Bon Scott, the sense that he reveled in doing bad things, encouraged by the maniacal riffs of Angus and Malcolm Young who provided him with their most brutish rock & roll yet."
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Jimi Hendrix
Axis: Bold As Love

  (Item #: hendraxisb_1904) 

Our Price: $649.99

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

  (Item #: coodeparad_1904) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A STUNNING pressing with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish and the first copy to hit the site in many years!
  • You'll feel like you are right in the studio with Ry and his top-notch crew as they kick out the jams -- present, rich, full-bodied and transparent
  • I can’t think of another Ry Cooder album with such consistently good material, or better sound
  • "Eclectic, intelligent, and thoroughly entertaining, Paradise and Lunch remains Ry Cooder's masterpiece." -- Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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The Flying Burrito Bros.
Burrito Deluxe

  (Item #: flyinburri_1904) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A KILLER copy with Shootoout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish; the first to ever hit the site!
  • Both sides are clean, clear, full-bodied and present with tons of bottom end weight
  • "Indeed with this album, Hillman and Parsons carved a substantial place in music history as one of the most influential bands of all time.
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David Bowie
Let's Dance

  (Item #: bowieletsd_1812_1904) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With two nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sides, this copy is close to the BEST we have ever heard, right up there with our Shootout Winner
  • It's all here: huge amounts of rock solid bass, clear guitar transients, breathy, natural vocals, and jump out of the speakers presence and energy
  • A real Demo Disc at high volumes on the right system - Modern Love, China Girl and the title track are knockouts when you play them good and loud
  • Top 100 of course - Let's Dance is one of the best sounding Bowie albums ever recorded - this superb pressing is proof!
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Derek and the Dominos
Layla

  (Item #: dereklayla_1901_1904) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With a Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) side one and outstanding Double Plus (A++) sides two, three and four, this copy delivers top quality sound for this famously difficult recording - exceptionally quiet vinyl too!
  • Some of our favorite Clapton songs are here: Bell Bottom Blues, Tell The Truth, Little Wing, Layla and Have You Ever Loved A Woman?
  • One of the most difficult albums to find audiophile sound for, but a lot easier for us now that we know what pressings can actually sound good
  • Clapton's greatest album: "But what really makes Layla such a powerful record is that Clapton, ignoring the traditions that occasionally painted him into a corner, simply tears through these songs with burning, intense emotion."
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Roy Orbison
The All-Time Greatest Hits of Roy Orbison

  (Item #: orbisallti_1904) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • This outstanding copy boasts superb Double Plus (A++) grades on all four sides - you've probably never heard Roy Orbison sound better than he does here
  • Rich, smooth, sweet, full of ambience, dead on correct tonality - everything that we listen for in a great record is here
  • The phenomenally talented Bill Porter recorded many of Orbison's classic songs from the early '60s that are found on this compilation
  • 4 1/2 stars: "... no one conveys pain and longing more sublimely or succinctly than Roy Orbison. But his songs are also masterpieces of production: so technically precise that his deceptively simple tunes and lush melodies flow even more smoothly behind his desperate baritone croon and quivering falsetto."
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The Grateful Dead
Aoxomoxoa

  (Item #: grateaoxom_1904) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • This original Green Label Warner Brothers LP has STUNNING Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it from start to finish
  • These sides were doing everything right -- big, full-bodied and present with tons of energy and a nice extended top end
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "When the LP hit the racks in the early summer of 1969, Deadheads were greeted by some of the freshest and most innovative sounds to develop from the thriving Bay Area music scene." - All Music
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Paul Desmond
Bridge Over Troubled Water

  (Item #: desmobridg_1904) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Stunning sound throughout with both sides earning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades
  • The overall sound here is incredibly rich and full-bodied with tons of extension on both ends; Desmond's sax is wonderfully present and breathy
  • "Desmond finds something beautiful, wistful, and/or sly to say in each of these ten tunes, backed by Herbie Hancock's Rhodes electric piano and a set of ravishing, occasionally overstated (as in "America") orchestrations by Don Sebesky." - All Music
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Bob Seger
Stranger In Town

  (Item #: segerstrang_1904_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding copy with seriously good Double Plus (A++) grades for sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • One of the few Bob Seger recordings capable of audiophile quality sound - this pressing is big, full and Tubey Magical (for 1978) with plenty of rock and roll energy
  • If you own a radio you know Stranger In Town - more than half of it still gets played on the radio to this day
  • Allmusic raves "...it's as lively as Night Moves, rocking even harder in some places and being equally as introspective in the acoustic numbers. If it doesn't feel as revelatory as that record, in many ways it does feel like a stronger set of songs."
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Bob Seger
Night Moves

  (Item #: segernight_1904) 

Our Price: $89.99

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

  (Item #: segernight_1808_1904) 

Our Price: $299.99
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  • A stunning copy with superb Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on BOTH sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • A huge step up over every other copy we played: richer, fuller, more dynamic, more lively and just plain more fun
  • You can knock the album if you like, but there's no denying it's one of Seger's best and certainly a Rock and Roll Classic
  • 5 stars: "One of the universally acknowledged high points of late-'70s rock & roll. And, because of his passion and craft, it remains a thoroughly terrific record years later."
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Fleetwood Mac
Future Games

  (Item #: fleetfutur_1901_1904) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy is guaranteed to blow the doors off any other Future Games you've heard
  • You'll find HUGE sound on this copy - it's big, bold and lively - this is clearly the right sound for Future Games - exceptionally quiet vinyl too!
  • Fleetwood Mac practically invented Space Rock, which reached its apotheosis in 1973 on Mystery to Me (my favorite by the band)
  • A criminally underrated album unlike anything you've heard and a Better Records favorite for more than 40 years
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Elton John
Rock of the Westies

  (Item #: john_rocko_1901_1904) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With excellent Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides, this is a Must Own Elton John classic
  • The music on this album has energy that surpasses any other Elton collection we've heard
  • Includes rockers like Medley (Yell Help, Wednesday Night, Ugly); Island Girl; Street Kids and Hard Luck Story
  • "Rock of the Westies appears in retrospect to be his last great rock album. It certainly does rock consistently harder than any other John album..." - Amazon
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Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Emerson, Lake & Palmer

  (Item #: emersemers_1804_1904) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • This killer copy offers incredible Prog Rock sound with Double Plus (A++) grades - exceptionally quiet vinyl too!
  • ANALOG at its Tubey Magical finest - you'll never play a CD that sounds this good as long as you live
  • Lucky Man and Take A Pebble on this copy have Demo Disc Quality Sound like you won't believe
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Lively, ambitious, almost entirely successful debut album, made up of keyboard-dominated instrumentals and romantic ballads showcasing all three members' very daunting talents.'"
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Buffalo Springfield
Last Time Around

  (Item #: buffalastt_1708_1904) 

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


  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides and exceptionally quiet vinyl, this was clearly one of the most enjoyable copies we played in our last shootout
  • Relaxed, rich and tubey, yet clear, this is the kind of sound you always wanted from The Buffalo Springfield but had no way to hear, until now
  • Some of the best songs the band ever wrote are right here: I Am A Child, Kind Woman and too many more to list
  • If Buffalo Springfield Again deserves a Five Star rating then Last Time Around does too - it's every bit as brilliant
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Stephen Stills
Stephen Stills

  (Item #: stillsteph_1812_1904) 

Our Price: $129.99

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

  (Item #: youngtimef_1810_1904) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding vintage pressing, with Double Plus (A++) Front Row Center sound or BETTER on both sides
  • A huge step up from most of what we played - this copy is full-bodied, smooth and musical, the classic sound of Neil Young at his performing peak
  • Never released on CD, this is one of the toughest Neil Young albums to find in the bins, especially with sound like this
  • 4 stars: "Time Fades Away ranks with the bravest and most painfully honest albums of his career — like the tequila Young was drinking on that tour, it isn't for everyone, but you may be surprised by its powerful effects."
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The Rolling Stones
Black and Blue

  (Item #: rolliblack_1901_1904) 

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


  • Crazy good sound throughout with Nearly Triple (A++ to A+++) sound throughout, just shy of our shootout winner - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Hand Of Fate on side one sounds particularly good - it has the meaty Glyn Johns sound we love
  • A full-bodied, solid copy like this lets you appreciate Billy Preston's contributions on the keys - he's all over the album, a very good thing indeed
  • "Melody ought to be a tentative experiment with Billy Preston's jazzy keyboard sound. Instead, it's a triumph, Jagger's voice swooping and snaking around Preston's piano and harmonies."
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Level 42
World Machine

  (Item #: levelworld_1810_1904) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: santasant1_1812_1904) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side one and a side two that's close to it, this original pressing has plenty of Columbia analog magic in its grooves - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The drums have real snap to them - fast, clean percussion is critical to Santana's music and this copy delivers
  • A Must Own album, clearly their Masterpiece, and one of the truly groundbreaking debuts in rock history - a personal favorite to this very day
  • "Santana combined Latin rhythms with jazz-inspired improvisation, hard-rock guitar and lyrical, B.B. King-style blues - and even had a hit single, "Evil Ways." Rolling Stone
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The Allman Brothers
Eat A Peach

  (Item #: allmaeatap_1904) 

Our Price: $79.99

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

  (Item #: allmabroth_1901_1904) 

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


  • An awesome pressing with Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) grades on both sides, just shy of our Shootout Winner
  • Dramatically better than practically every other pressing we played - super lively, full-bodied and clear with real extension up top and down low
  • 4 stars on Allmusic and the band's commercial peak, featuring great songs as well as stellar guitar work from Dickie Betts
  • "The Allman Brothers Band's first new studio album in two years shows off a leaner brand of musicianship, which, coupled with a pair of serious crowd-pleasers, "Ramblin' Man" and "Jessica," helped drive it to the top of the charts for a month and a half and to platinum record sales."
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R.E.M.
Murmur

  (Item #: rem__murmu_1808_1904) 

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


  • A stunning sounding copy with a Triple Plus (A+++) side one and a solid Double Plus (A++) side two - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Both sides here are big, rich and analog sounding, yet uncongested, clear and open - a combination not often heard on Murmur
  • As Good As It Gets sound for some of the R.E.M. classics that put them on the map: Radio Free Europe, Pilgrimage, Talk About the Passion and more
  • 5 Stars: "The songs on Murmur sound as if they've existed forever, yet they subvert folk and pop conventions by taking unpredictable twists and turns into melodic, evocative territory... R.E.M. may have made albums as good as Murmur in the years following its release, but they never again made anything that sounded quite like it."
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The Faces
Long Player

  (Item #: faceslongp_1711_1904) 

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


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

  (Item #: rem__recko_1807_1904) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A superb copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from the first note to the last - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • "Reckoning runs through a set of ten jangle pop songs that are different not only in sound but in style from the debut. Where Murmur was enigmatic in its sound, Reckoning is clear, which doesn't necessarily mean that the songs themselves are straightforward. The band has a propulsive kick that makes the music vital and alive... the songwriting is more direct and memorable than before..."
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The Cars
Candy-O

  (Item #: cars_candy_1904) 

Our Price: $129.99
Sale Price: $99.00 (You save $30.99 / 24%)


  • A killer copy of The Cars' New Wave Classic, boasting outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • We guarantee this is some of the best sound you'll ever hear on ANY Cars album - Roy Thomas Baker's production makes this one jump out of the speakers like few recordings we've ever heard (and not many of them are from 1979, that's for damn sure)
  • 4 1/2 stars: "As it stands, it may be one of the best second albums ever made, full of great songs, inspired performances, and sporting a still-perfect sound. If this had been the Cars' debut album, people might consider it a classic. Coming after The Cars, it has to be rated a little lower, but not by much."
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Michael Jackson
Bad

  (Item #: jacksbad_1811_1904) 

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


  • A superb sounding copy of MJ's followup to Thriller, with Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • One of the better copies from our most recent shootout - the sound is simply bigger, bolder and more ALIVE than most of what we played
  • 4 1/2 stars, with nine of its ten songs released as singles: "... essentially taking each portion of Thriller to an extreme, while increasing the quotient of immaculate studiocraft. He wound up with a sleeker, slicker Thriller, which isn't a bad thing..."
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Yes
Time And A Word

  (Item #: yes__timea_1806_1904) 

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


  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last on this killer UK pressing of Time And A Word - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Some of the best High Production Value rock music of the '60s and '70s, thanks to the band and a Mr Eddie Offord
  • If you've ever heard one of our Yes Album Hot Stampers, you'll know what to expect here - huge and powerful sound
  • "If Yes‘ debut was a prelude to their glory years as a band, Time and a Word sees them making a bold first step into the realm of prospective greatness."
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Neil Young
Rust Never Sleeps

  (Item #: youngrustn_1904) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: pettyyoure_1901_1904) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • A solidly hard rockin' copy that rated seriously good grades of Double Plus (A++) on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Rich and open with a killer bottom end, musically it's surely the best record Tom Petty ever made - a late '70s Rock Classic
  • Three of Petty's best songs are on this one - Restless, I Need To Know and Listen To Her Heart - and they sound amazing
  • "Overall, the current LP boasts an impressive stylistic cohesiveness with its predecessor, but what makes the album exciting are the fresh hints of openness and expansion just beneath the surface. The rhythms are a bit looser, and there's a new emphasis on Petty's rough, driving, rock & roll guitar in the mix." Rolling Stone
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Roxy Music
Avalon

  (Item #: roxymavalo_1812_1904) 

Our Price: $119.99

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

  (Item #: mendestill_1806_1904) 

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


  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this was one of the better copies we played in our recent shootout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • If you are looking for killer sound, with music every bit as wonderful, look no further -- this is the record for you
  • Their Psych Masterpiece and a permanent member of our Top 100 list -- we're crazy about Sergio's Forgotten Psych Classic from 1970
  • "Stillness is the great sleeper album of Sergio Mendes' first A&M period." -- Allmusic
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Sade
Stronger Than Pride

  (Item #: sade_stron_1810_1904) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • This outstanding UK pressing earned Nearly Triple Plus grades (A++ to A+++) on side one, with a side two that's close to it
  • Four of the five singles released from the album were pulled from side one, so the superb sound on this first side makes this an excellent copy to own!
  • This import - forget the veiled, closed-in domestic pressings - plays on exceptionally quiet vinyl, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "Sade demonstrated some intensity and fire on her third release... she had more animation in her delivery on such songs as 'Haunt Me,' 'Give It Up,' and the hit 'Paradise.'"
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Spirit
Clear

  (Item #: spiriclear_1711_1904) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end for Spirit's classic third album
  • These Hot Stampers give you the Tubey Magical sound that's missing from the CD and the Sundazed vinyl
  • Dark Eyed Woman was the big hit from this one, and it rocks with the kind of all-out psychedelic energy the band was known for
  • 4 Stars: "Several moments of brilliance that prove what a revolutionary band they were."
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Fleetwood Mac
The Original Fleetwood Mac

  (Item #: fleetorigi_1809_1904) 

Our Price: $199.99
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  • This CBS original British Orange Label LP is one of the BEST SOUNDING albums Fleetwood Mac ever made
  • With Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides, this was one of the better copies from our recent shootout
  • This album sounds like Fleetwood Mac is playing live in the studio most of the time, and that is a glorious sound
  • "An undeniably strong collection culled primarily from the band's first incarnation, featuring John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Peter Green, and Jeremy Spencer."
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Electric Light Orchestra
Face The Music

  (Item #: electfacet_1901_1904) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding copy boasts solid Double Plus A(++) sound or BETTER from first note to last
  • This copy has real depth to the soundfield, full-bodied, present vocals, and lovely analog warmth
  • You probably know most of these songs, even if you don't recognize the titles (Waterfall, One Summer Dream)
  • "The soulful 'Evil Woman' was one of the most respectable chart hits of its era, and one of the best songs that Lynne ever wrote (reportedly in 30 minutes), while 'Strange Magic' showed off his writing in a more ethereal vein."
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Stevie Nicks
Bella Donna

  (Item #: nicksbella_1901_1904) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end for what is surely Ms Nicks' best solo album - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Both sides are big and clear, with plenty of rockin' energy as would be expected from the team of Yakus and Iovine
  • Two of her biggest hits are here (and they still hold up): Stop Draggin' My Heart Around & Leather And Lace
  • AMG raves: "Equally engaging are less exposed tracks like the haunting "After the Glitter Fades." Hit producer Jimmy Iovine wisely avoids over-producing, and keeps things sounding organic on this striking debut."
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The Kinks
Kinda Kinks

  (Item #: kinkskinda_1811_1904) 

Our Price: $199.99
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  • This superb copy of The Kinks' sophomore release earned Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER on both sides, and the vinyl is about as quiet as we can find for a 53 year old Kinks title
  • This Pink and Green Reprise original MONO pressing is lively, balanced and vibrant, with a healthy dose of the Tubey Magical Richness the Kinks' recordings need in order to sound the way we like
  • 4 1/2 stars: "...this album showcased a much more sophisticated sound... it also put them right in the front of the British Invasion pack for seriousness and complexity, out in front of where the Beatles or almost any of the competition were in early 1965..."
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Steely Dan
Can't Buy A Thrill

  (Item #: steelcantb_1904) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Both sides of this Steely Dan classic earned seriously good Double Plus (A++) grades for their big, bold, Tubey Magical sound
  • After doing so many of these shootouts over the years, and hearing the guitars and vocals come jumping out of our speakers right into our listening room time and time again, we now find the recording a lot more to our liking than we used to
  • "Walter Becker and Donald Fagen were remarkable craftsmen from the start, as Steely Dan's debut illustrates. Each song is tightly constructed, with interlocking chords and gracefully interwoven melodies, buoyed by clever, cryptic lyrics."
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Steely Dan
Aja

  (Item #: steelaja__1811_1904) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A STUNNING copy - you won't believe how BIG and BOLD the sound is; Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it on both sides
  • Punchy, full and smooth, with the kind of rhythmic energy that brings out the jazzy funk in the music
  • A Better Records Rock and Pop Top 100 album and a true Demo Disc on an exceptional pressing like this
  • 4 1/2 stars: "With Aja, Walter Becker and Donald Fagen's obsession with sonic detail and fascination with composition reached new heights. A coolly textured and immaculately produced collection of sophisticated jazz-rock, Aja has none of the overt cynicism or self-consciously challenging music that distinguished previous Steely Dan records ... a shining example of jazz-rock at its finest. "
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The Beatles
Beatles For Sale

  (Item #: beatlforsa_1904) 

Our Price: $79.99

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

  (Item #: cale_troub_1901_1904) 

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


  • Off the charts sound for this classic JJ Cale album - both sides won our shootout, earning our top grade of Triple Plus (A+++) - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • Cale fans take note: this early Shelter pressing was doing it all, and clearly doing it better than any other copy we played
  • Eric Clapton described the man as "one of the most important artists in the history of rock."
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "J.J. Cale's albums are so steeped in his introspective style that they become interchangeable. If you like one of them, chances are you'll want to have them all."
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Carole King
Tapestry

  (Item #: king_tapes_1811_1904) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

  (Item #: mitchblue_1902_1904) 

Our Price: $599.99

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

  (Item #: who__whosn_1904_) 

Our Price: $169.99

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

  (Item #: jethrbenef_1804_1904) 

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


  • Benefit on vintage British vinyl is back, now with killer Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Huge, rich, tubey and solid, the best track on the album - To Cry You a Song - rocks like you will not believe
  • The sound is spacious, sweet and positively dripping with ambience - talk about Tubey Magic, the liquidity of the sound here is positively uncanny
  • "Benefit forms the perfect bridge between the rolling, tumbling Tull of old and the tightly braided riffs and prickly lyrics presented by Aqualung." Record Collector
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Grateful Dead
In The Dark

  (Item #: grateinthe_1812_1_1904) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A superb copy of the band's 1987 return with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This copy has just the right sound for this music - rich and meaty, with powerful rhythmic energy
  • Includes comeback hit, "Touch Of Gray," the band's first number one single
  • 4 stars: "Although the album is unmistakable as the work of the Dead, much of it recalls the punchy, pungent production of Dire Straits' recent work. It's not the second coming of the Dead, but a more entertaining epilogue you couldn't ask for."
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Ry Cooder
Chicken Skin Music

  (Item #: coodechick_1812_1904) 

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


  • This superb copy of Roy Cooder's 1976 release boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Here is that live-in-the-studio quality that we rave about, on this very copy
  • The exceptional transparency and resolution let you appreciate even the most subtle details of the unusually wide variety of instruments Ry and his bandmates play
  • 4 stars: "As he explains in the album's liner notes, Cooder understands the connection between these seemingly disparate styles. This is not merely eclecticism for its own sake. Chicken Skin Music is probably Ry Cooder's most eccentric record since his first, but it's also one of his most entertaining."
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Queen
A Night at the Opera

  (Item #: queennight_1901_1904) 

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


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

  (Item #: rollisomeg_1812_1904) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: rolliletit_1904) 

Our Price: $199.99

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

  (Item #: drjohinthe_1904) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • You'll find outstanding Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from first note to last on this superb pressing - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Clean and clear and open are nice qualities to have, but lively and full are harder to come by on this record - this pressing has it all
  • We don't know of any other Dr. John album with sound remotely as good, and the modern albums of his we've played were just awful
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Dr. John finally struck paydirt here and was certainly In the Right Place. With the hit single "Right Place Wrong Time" bounding up the charts, this fine collection saw many unaware listeners being initiated into New Orleans-style rock."
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The Grateful Dead
Workingman's Dead

  (Item #: grateworki_1904) 

Our Price: $129.99

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

  (Item #: grateblues_1904) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • This outstanding early pressing of The Dead's 1975 release boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from the first note to the last - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Both sides here have the kind of sound that really brings the music to life - silky sweet vocals, good presence and energy, deep punchy bass and a big open and spacious soundfield
  • Probably the last essential Dead album for all but the most die-hard fan
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Blues for Allah — more than any past or future studio album — captures the Dead at their most natural and inspired."
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The Doors
The Doors

  (Item #: doorsdoors_1904_1) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • Superb Tubey Magical Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from beginning to end AND exceptionally quiet vinyl for this album - you've never experienced The Doors like this!
  • The sound is big and rich with plenty of bottom end and an energy level that's really something to hear
  • A must-own album "whose nonstop melodicism and dynamic tension would never be equaled by the group again, let alone bettered."
  • 5 stars: "A tremendous debut album, and indeed one of the best first-time outings in rock history, introducing the band's fusion of rock, blues, classical, jazz and poetry with a knockout punch."
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