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The Beach Boys
Surf's Up

  (Item #: beachsurfs_1904_1906) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this original Reprise pressing
  • They revolutionized the popular music of their day with their genius for harmony, and this copy gets their voices right
  • Includes classics Don't Go Near the Water, Long Promised Road, Till I Die, and of course the title smash hit, Surf's up
  • 4 stars: "A masterpiece [which] defined the Beach Boys' tumultuous career better than any other album ... The album closer, 'Surf's Up,' is a masterpiece of baroque psychedelia, probably the most compelling track from the Smile period."
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Neil Young
Old Ways

  (Item #: youngoldwa_1906_1) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • A surprisingly good sounding pressing with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Big, full-bodied and energetic, with wonderfully present vocals and a huge bottom end - shocking for 1985
  • We guarantee this one will make your MoFI pressing sound like the bad joke it was back in 1996 or your money back and then some
  • "... this turns out to be his most carefully crafted album since Comes a Time... Pretty amazing." - Rolling Stone
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Neil Young
Time Fades Away

  (Item #: youngtimef_1906) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding vintage pressing, with Double Plus (A++) Front Row Center sound on both sides
  • Clearly a step up from many that we played in our shootout - 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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Burt Bacharach
Reach Out

  (Item #: bachareach_1906) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • An outstanding copy of Reach Out, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This copy had extension high and low and dynamic power that greatly impressed us
  • Tons of hits - The Look Of Love, Message To Michael, Alfie, What The World Needs Now, I Say A Little Prayer and more
  • Engineering by Phil Ramone (Casino Royale) and Henry Lewy (Sergio Mendes, Joni Mitchell) each doing their own tracks - compare and contrast for yourself
  • "[Reach Out] present[s] Bacharach's vision of his work at its most straightforward, and it is enjoyable on its own terms, as a snapshot of his own sensibilities at that time."
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Paul Revere and the Raiders
The Spirit of '67

  (Item #: reverspiri_1902_1_1906) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A superb sounding copy with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Both sides here are super full-bodied and Tubey Magical with plenty of extension on both ends
  • 4 stars: "The Spirit of '67, Paul Revere and the Raiders' third gold-selling, Top Ten album to be released in 1966, marked the triumph of the group's in-house writing team of lead singer Mark Lindsay, Paul Revere, and producer Terry Melcher... Paul Revere and the Raiders were riding high."
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Talking Heads
Remain In Light

  (Item #: talkiremai_1902_1906) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • One of the few copies to hit the site in years, this classic has excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • We're huge fans of late '70s / early '80s art-rock and new wave music and we'd be hard-pressed to name another act from the era who put out so many good records
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Even without a single, Remain in Light was a hit, indicating that Talking Heads were connecting with an audience ready to follow their musical evolution and the album was so inventive and influential, it was no wonder."
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The Allman Brothers
The Allman Brothers

  (Item #: allmaallma_1812_1906) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • An excellent copy with seriously good Double Plus (A++) grades or close to them
  • Forget whatever dead-as-a-doornail Heavy Vinyl record they're making these days - if you want to hear the Tubey Magic, size and energy of this wonderful album, a vintage pressing like this one is the way to go
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout, and that's as quiet as they come
  • 4 1/2 stars: "This might be the best debut album ever delivered by an American blues band, a bold, powerful, hard-edged, soulful essay in electric blues with a native Southern ambience. There isn't a bad song here, and only the fact that the group did even better the next time out keeps this from getting the highest possible rating."
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The Beatles
Please Please Me

  (Item #: beatlpleas_1811_1906) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this copy of the Beatles' debut album - fairly quiet too
  • We guarantee this pressing will be richer, livelier, cleaner and just more fun than virtually any copy you can find
  • 5 Stars and A Better Records Top 100 album, as well as our clear favorite of their first five releases
  • "The 'evening with the band' feel makes Please Please Me a more coherent experience than other cover-heavy Beatles albums: Here other peoples' songs work not just as filler, but as markers for styles and effects the band admired and might return to as songwriters."
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Bob Dylan
Knocked Out Loaded

  (Item #: dylanknock_1906) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • 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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Steve Miller Band
Fly Like An Eagle

  (Item #: milleflyli_1906) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This outstanding original pressing of Steve Miller's 1976 classic boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is big and full with great space, critical to reproducing the recording's spacey (and pretty cool) effects
  • The title track and Take The Money and Run both sound amazing, as does everything else
  • 4 1/2 stars: "The key is focus, even on an album as stylishly, self-consciously trippy as this, since the focus brings about his strongest set of songs (both originals and covers), plus a detailed atmospheric production where everything fits."
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Talking Heads
Little Creatures

  (Item #: talkilittl_1906) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

  (Item #: stingbring_1906) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This outstanding copy of Sting's epic double album boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on all four sides AND exceptionally quiet vinyl
  • Sting and his jazzy pals work through a good portion of his extensive catalog, including both Police songs and solo tracks
  • "Sting really got carried away with the idea that his supporting crew for Dream of the Blue Turtles was a real jazz band, and technically, he was kind of right … the loose, rather infectious performances show what Sting was trying to achieve with his debut."
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The Lovin' Spoonful
John Sebastian Songbook, Vol. 1

  (Item #: lovinjohns_1801_1906) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides, the sound quality of the tracks on this compilation is impressive - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Both sides are rich, full-bodied and natural - no sign of radio EQ to be found
  • Features most of the band's best songs, including Do You Believe In Magic, You Didn't Have To Be So Nice, Six O'clock and Nashville Cats (a personal fave)
  • The Allmusic critic is not too crazy about this album, but the User Rating is 4 1/2 stars, which we think is about right
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Kraftwerk
Autobahn

  (Item #: kraftautob_1811_1906) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Superb sound throughout for this fun TAS-approved album with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Forget the dubby domestic pressings and even most of the original Brits - they disappointing in the extreme
  • The RIGHT early reissues have richness, transparency, space and presence not found anywhere else I tell you!
  • These Vertigo pressings are incredibly tough to find with the right sound and quiet surfaces - most copies we get in from England go straight into the trade-in pile
  • "Autobahn is where the group's hypnotic electronic pulse genuinely came into its own... the roots of electro-funk, ambient, and synth pop are all evident -- it's a pioneering album..."
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Queen
A Night at the Opera

  (Item #: queennight_1812_1906) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding copy of Queen's fourth studio album earned solid Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is big and bold, with soaring choruses that really get loud and stay clean all the way through
  • Bohemian Rhapsody is killer on this side two, and if you've got the system to play it good and LOUD, you are in for a thrill
  • 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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David Bowie
Space Oddity

  (Item #: bowiespace_1906) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides, this is the right sound for Bowie's 1969 classic - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This superb pressing is full-bodied and lively, with solid and present vocals, as well as excellent clarity all around
  • Ken Scott engineered at Trident, and Rick Wakeman plays a mean mellotron on some tracks - what's not to like?
  • "Abandoning both the mod and Anthony Newley fascinations that marked his earlier recordings, Bowie delves into a lightly psychedelic folk-rock, exemplified by the album's soaring title track..."
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Simply Red
Picture Book

  (Item #: simplpictu_1901_1906) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

  (Item #: dylanplane_1906) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this superb pressing 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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Electric Light Orchestra
A New World Record

  (Item #: electnewwo_1812_1906) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • ELO's Masterpiece returns to the site - this UK pressing boasts superb Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on both sides, coming in just shy of our Shootout Winner - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • For ELO-loving audiophiles it just doesn't get any better than A New World Record, sonically or musically
  • A Must Own Arty Pop Rock Classic, with brilliant songwriting, production and sound - no other album of theirs comes close
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Opening with the opulently orchestrated "Tightrope," which heralds the perfect production found throughout this album, A New World Record contains seven of the best songs ever to come out of the group."
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Supertramp
Crime of the Century

  (Item #: supercrime_1906) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • A huge and powerful pressing of Supertramp's Masterpiece, offering outstanding Double Plus (A++) quality sound on both sides
  • Ken Scott engineered this one to have Cinerama-sized height, width and depth to rival the best albums you've ever heard
  • Clearly their Magnum Opus and a great leap forward, this album earned 4 stars in AMG and a permanent spot on our Rock & Pop Top 100 Album List
  • "The tuneful, tightly played songs, pristine clarity of sound, and myriad imaginative sound effects, helped create an album that Sounds magazine likened to 'Genesis, The Beach Boys...a smattering of [Pink] Floyd.'"
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Alice Cooper
School's Out

  (Item #: coopeschoo_1808_1906) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A superb sounding copy of Cooper's 1972 release with Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Surprisingly rich and full-bodied, the best copies really ROCK with big bass and punchy drums - just the right Alice Cooper sound
  • The beloved title track remains the most-performed song in his concert history, and the presence on this copy will put the band right there in your listening room
  • 4 1/2 stars: "School's Out catapulted Alice Cooper into the hard rock stratosphere, largely due to its timeless, all-time classic title track."
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David Bowie
Aladdin Sane

  (Item #: bowiealadd_1906) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding vintage UK pressing of Bowie's 1973 post-Ziggy classic - both sides rate a Double Plus (A++) for sound
  • Remarkable for the richness, smoothness and warmth that the best Ken Scott Tube Recordings are well known
  • Plenty of Bowie Classics: Watch That Man; Aladdin Sane; Panic in Detroit; Cracked Actor; The Jean Genie; Lady Grinning Soul and more
  • "Bowie encyclopedist Nicholas Pegg describes it as "one of the most urgent, compelling and essential" of his releases."
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XTC
English Settlement

  (Item #: xtc__engli_1906) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Outstanding sound from start to finish, with all four sides rating Double Plus (A++) or BETTER - exceptionally quiet too
  • You won't believe how good this record sounds - on a Big System this is a sonic tour de force, a MONSTER Demo Disc
  • This copy has huge amounts of open studio space and that Tubey Magical, rich, fat, dense British Rock Sound we love
  • 4 stars: "... an album that moved away from the pop gloss of Black Sea in favor of light, though still rhythmically heavy, acoustic numbers with more complex and intricate instrumentation. There are plenty of pop gems... but the main focus seems to be the more expansive sound... the textural sound of the album is quite remarkable."
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Fleetwood Mac
Mystery To Me

  (Item #: fleetmyste_1906) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This outstanding pressing boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • A JOY to listen to, with breathy vocals, textured string arrangements, and the kind of rich, warm sound that's the hallmark of ANALOG
  • Some of their best songwriting - this is TP's personal favorite Fleetwood Mac Album of All Time, to this very day
  • "... the amazing and almost telepathic drums and bass of Mick Fleetwood and John McVie give this effort more panache and muscle than was represented on this effort's predecessor, Bare Trees."
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The Rolling Stones
It's Only Rock 'N' Roll

  (Item #: rolliitson_1904_1906) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding early pressing of this Rolling Stones classic, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The best pressings are cleaner and clearer, with much less grit and grain - richness is also key to the sound of the killer copies
  • The superbly talented Andy Johns engineered, so you can be sure that this is the sound the Stones were aiming for
  • "Throughout, the Stones wear their title as the "World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band" with a defiant smirk, which makes the bitter cynicism of "If You Can't Rock Me" and the title track all the more striking, and the reggae experimentation... all the more enjoyable."
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The Moody Blues
In Search Of The Lost Chord

  (Item #: moodyinsea_1906) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding early UK pressing has Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it throughout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Just full of that Moodies Magic - warm, full-bodied, rich and smooth with excellent size and energy
  • The first Moody Blues album to feature their trademark mellotron arrangements
  • "...the album on which the Moody Blues discovered drugs and mysticism as a basis for songwriting and came up with a compelling psychedelic creation, filled with songs about Timothy Leary and the astral plane and other psychedelic-era concerns."
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The Rolling Stones
Between The Buttons

  (Item #: rollibetwe_1906_1) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • This is an outstanding UK pressing, earning Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides - it's one of the better sounding copies from our recent shootout
  • This is classic '60s Stones sound, courtesy of Dave Hassinger, working in L.A. (RCA) and London (Olympic + Pye)
  • If you're looking for the ideal combination of Tubey Magical richness and transparency, this British Decca LP is one of the few that will show it to you
  • 5 Stars - Richie Unterberger hailed it as one of the Rolling Stones' "strongest, most eclectic LPs" and, according to Robert Christgau, Between the Buttons was "among the greatest rock albums."
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Joni Mitchell
For The Roses

  (Item #: mitchforth_1906) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • With two outstanding Double Plus (A++) sides, this early Asylum pressing was one of the best we played in our recent shootout - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is especially rich, warm and natural, with exceptional immediacy to Joni's vocals and Tubey Magic for days
  • One of the best sounding Joni records, on a par with Court and Spark and Blue - fine company indeed
  • 4 1/2 stars: "The lyrics here are among Mitchell's best, continuing in the vein of gripping honesty and heartfelt depth exhibited on Blue.... More than a bridge between great albums, this excellent disc is a top-notch listen in its own right."
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Huey Lewis & The News
Sports

  (Item #: lewissport_1906) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound throughout on this vintage pressing - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The bass is tight, the drum hits are BIG and the guitars are meaty with lots of texture
  • We were knocked out at how good this album sounds on a great pressing like this one - one of the more impressive '80s pop recordings we've played in some time
  • 4 1/2 stars: "There's a reason why well over half of the album... were huge American hit singles — they have instantly memorable hooks, driven home with economical precision by a tight bar band, who are given just enough polish to make them sound like superstars."
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Genesis
Abacab

  (Item #: genesabaca_1906) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Outstanding sound throughout with both sides of this vintage UK pressing earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Forget the thin sounding domestic pressings - these British sides are rich, full-bodied and spacious with real bottom end weight
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Abacab was where this new incarnation of the band came into its own. Working with producer Hugh Padgham, the group escalated the innovations of Duke, increasing the pop hooks, working them seamlessly into the artiest rock here... as bright, bold, and jagged as the modernist artwork on the cover."
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Genesis
A Trick Of The Tail

  (Item #: genesatric_1903_1906) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • The band's brilliant 1976 release, their first fronted by Phil Collins, is presented here with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on exceptionally quiet British vinyl
  • Clearly their Masterpiece, this is the kind of melodically rich, classically British Prog Rock that the band forgot how to make shortly thereafter
  • 4 1/2 stars: "... this is about the sound of the band playing, not individual songs, and it succeeds on that level quite wildly — to the extent that it proved to longtime fans that Genesis could possibly thrive without its former leader in tow."
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Johnny Cash
The Fabulous Johnny Cash

  (Item #: cash_fabul_1812_1906) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding vintage stereo pressing with Double Plus (A++) sound for Cash's first album for Columbia - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Both sides are Tubey Magical yet clear, with plenty of energy and a lovely musical quality that's noticeably missing from many of the copies we've played over the years (and no doubt the Heavy Vinyl pressing)
  • For a country album from 1958, "Fabulous" is very well recorded, with consistently engaging songs sung from the heart
  • 4 1/2: "What makes it so entertaining are the songs themselves. From "Don't Take Your Guns to Town" and "Frankie's Man, Johnny" to "Pickin' Time" and "The Troubador," the album is filled with first-rate songs."
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ZZ Top
Fandango!

  (Item #: zztopfanda_1811_1906) 

Our Price: $119.99
Sale Price: $89.00 (You save $30.99 / 26%)


  • This outstanding copy of ZZ Top's 4th studio album boasts solid Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • From first note to last, the sound works for this music — tonally right, lively and plenty of top end extension
  • This is some of the grungiest guitar rock we've heard in a while and we were lovin' every minute of it
  • "... they were a kick-ass live band... these are really good live cuts -- and "Backdoor Medley" and "Jailhouse Rock" were fine interpretations, making familiar songs sound utterly comfortable in their signature sound -- and Fandango! remains one of their better albums..."
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Jimi Hendrix
Rainbow Bridge

  (Item #: hendrrainb_1803_1906) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • An excellent sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides - this one is rockin'!
  • Rich, full tonality and good presence and energy throughout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • A surprisingly good sounding album, one of the best of his posthumous releases
  • "Dolly Dagger” is arguably one of the great pop songs of Hendrix’s career. Written towards the very end of his life, the song sounds like it was written years earlier, and it certainly has the same feel as many of the compositions on Hendrix’s debut, Are You Experienced?. Of course, Hendrix’s guitar work is inspired, but it doesn’t draw attention away from what is essentially a brilliantly crafted song."
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Men At Work
Business As Usual

  (Item #: menatbusin_1906_1) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • An outstanding import pressing of this '80s classic -- Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish; exceptionally quiet vinyl too!
  • Who Can It Be Now and Down Under are the big hits on side one and they both sound every bit as good as you remember them
  • Big and full-bodied, and much smoother than most, with energy like few others, the sound here immediately set the sonic bar very high
  • "The production sound was low-key, but clean and uncluttered. Indeed, the songs stood by themselves with little embellishment save for a bright, melodic, singalong quality."
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Tom Waits
Blue Valentine

  (Item #: waitsbluev_1812_1906) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding copy of Blue Valentine with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • Both sides have a wonderful bottom end -- check out all the WEIGHT to that rich, meaty bass
  • Drop the needle on Romeo Is Bleeding for some of the best music on the album. When you've got the kind of bass definition that this copy offers, the sound for that song can be killer, as it is here
  • "... a broadening of subject matter, a narrative discipline that makes most of the tunes story songs, and a coherent framing for Waits' typically colorful and intriguing imagery." - AMG
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The Rolling Stones
Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!

  (Item #: rolligetye_1806_1906) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this Decca UK pressing - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • With rock and roll energy and you-are-there presence, turn it up good and loud and you will find yourself at the Stones concert of a lifetime
  • The live performances of Sympathy For The Devil, Midnight Rambler, and Honky Tonk Woman are MAGICAL from these shows - the Stones in 1970 were taking their music to a whole new level
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Recorded during their American tour in late 1969, and centered around live versions of material from the Beggars Banquet-Let It Bleed era... Often acclaimed as one of the top live rock albums of all time..."
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Santana
Santana

  (Item #: santasant1_1906_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this original pressing has plenty of Columbia analog magic in its grooves
  • 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
Brothers and Sisters

  (Item #: allmabroth_1906) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding copy of the band's wonderful fourth studio album, with each side earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades for sound
  • This copy is hard to fault - big, open, clear, with space and three-dimensionality that modern pressings can only dream of
  • 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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Joni Mitchell
Blue

  (Item #: mitchblue_1906) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: heartdream_1807_1906) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An excellent sounding copy of this quintessential Heart album, with superb Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Punchy and present, open and transparent, with real weight and power to the low end - only the best pressings let that energy come through
  • A Better Records Top 100 album, 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "Aggressive yet melodic rockers like 'Sing Child,' 'White Lightning & Wine,' and the rock radio staples 'Magic Man' and 'Crazy on You' led to the tag 'the female Led Zeppelin.'"
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Elton John
Honky Chateau

  (Item #: john_honky_1906) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • You'll find very good Hot Stamper sound on both sides of this wonderful UK pressing of Honky Chateau - an album that's a classic example of just how good High-Production-Value rock music of the '70s can be
  • Tubey Magical British Rock sound just does not get much better than Honky Chateau - thanks Ken Scott!
  • One of the truly great rock records of all time - certainly worthy of a 5 Star AMG review and a prized spot on our Rock and Pop Top 100 List
  • 5 stars: "The most focused and accomplished set of songs Elton John and Bernie Taupin ever wrote ... It's one of the finest collections of mainstream singer/songwriter pop of the early '70s."
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Ry Cooder
Into the Purple Valley

  (Item #: coodeintot_1906) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding copy of Cooder's sophomore release with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it from start to finish - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • Ry digs up a wonderful sampling of Dust Bowl-era songs that would otherwise have been lost to history
  • When the man picks up an instrument -- principally guitar and mandolin on this album -- he sure can play the heck out of it
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Phenomenal' is the descriptive word to describe his playing...This is a must for those who love instrumental virtuosity, authentic reworkings of an era, or just plain good music."
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Pink Floyd
The Wall

  (Item #: pinkfthewa_1906) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This wonderful copy of The Wall earned very good Hot Stamper grades or BETTER throughout
  • Buzzing helicopters, ringing telephones, clicking typewriters and so on happen RIGHT THERE in the room with you
  • James Guthrie labored mightily to make this one as big, bold and immersive as any Prog Rock recording we know of, and succeeded brilliantly
  • Rock & Pop Top 100 - "A triumph of production..." and indisputable proof that analog in 1979 could still be absolutely amazing
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Genesis
Trespass

  (Item #: genestresp_1906) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this early UK Charisma pressing - it's guaranteed to beat any Heavy Vinyl (or other) pressing you may have- extremely quiet too
  • 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."
  • "... cannot find many 'modern' acts that can even come close to the brilliance demonstrated in these six songs... cannot recommend this album enough."
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U2
Boy

  (Item #: u2___boy_1906) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • An outstanding copy of U2's Masterpiece with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is big and rich, as well as present and lively
  • 4 stars: "From the outset, U2 went for the big message -- every song on their debut album Boy sounds huge, with oceans of processed guitars cascading around Bono's impassioned wail. It was an inspired combination of large, stadium-rock beats and post-punk textures."
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Steely Dan
Can't Buy A Thrill

  (Item #: steelcantb_1906) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Both sides of this Steely Dan classic earned seriously good Double Plus (A++) grades or close to it for their big, bold, Tubey Magical sound - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • After doing so many shootouts over the years, and hearing the guitars and vocals jumping out of our speakers right into our listening room, we now find the recording a lot more to our liking than we used to
  • 4 1/2 stars: "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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Paul Simon
Paul Simon

  (Item #: simonpauls_1906) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • An outstanding copy of Simon's sophomore album with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Balanced, musical and full throughout - this pressing is a big step up from many of the other copies we played
  • Roy Halee handled the engineering and as usual he did a great job for the time - thankfully it was recorded in 1972, not 1982
  • A member of our Top 100 and 5 stars: "It was miles removed from the big, stately ballad style of Bridge Over Troubled Water and signaled that Simon was a versatile songwriter as well as an expressive singer with a much broader range of musical interests than he had previously demonstrated."
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Rush
2112

  (Item #: rush_2112_1906) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding copy really delivers, earning excellent Double Plus (A++) grades or close to them on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • A transparent, clear, lively and full copy with huge drums and natural cymbals
  • It's beyond difficult to find truly great sound for Rush, but this copy rocks like crazy
  • 4 1/2 stars: "2112 proved to be their much sought-after commercial breakthrough and remains one of their most popular albums ... the trio's members were fast becoming rock's most accomplished instrumentalists."
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Roy Orbison
The Orbison Way

  (Item #: orbisorbis_1906) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • A wonderful copy of Orbison's 1966 release with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it from first note to last
  • If you love hearing INTO a recording, actually being able to "see" the performers, and feeling as if you are sitting in the studio with the band, this Tubey Magical record for you
  • "The band-backed stuff has a lean texture that's a marvel of sonic conciseness, while the orchestra-accompanied sides allow Orbison to open up vocally as never before, casting him in an almost operatic setting..." - All Music
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Wings
Wings At the Speed of Sound

  (Item #: mccaratthe_1906) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding pressing of Wings' follow-up to Venus and Mars, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • This copy has a "cinematic" quality - it's just plain bigger, with more depth to the soundfield, and stronger dynamics
  • The big hits, Let 'Em In and Silly Love Songs, as well as minor gems, such as Beware My Love, are musical here with good body and a smoother top end
  • Allmusic: "A full-band effort, where everybody gets a chance to sing, and even contribute a song."
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The Clash
Combat Rock

  (Item #: clashcomba_1804_1906) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding copy of The Clash's fifth studio album boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This is the band's last release featuring the classic lineup - this and London Calling are surely their two Must Own Albums
  • Glyn Johns produced and mixed this album, so its BIG and BOLD sonic credentials are certainly in order
  • "Combat Rock appears to be a retreat from the sprawling stylistic explorations of London Calling and Sandinista... [it] contains heavy flirtations with rap, funk, and reggae, and it even has a cameo by poet Allen Ginsberg..."
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Peter Tosh
Legalize It

  (Item #: tosh_legal_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Peter Tosh's debut album finally arrives on the site with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • You won't believe how big, rich and full this album can sound on a copy this good
  • 4 1/2 stars: "The album's highlight is 'Why Must I Cry,' a multi-layered song (co-written with Bob Marley) that conveys a sense of personal failure when fighting an uphill battle, whether it be against injustices of the world or within the confines of a relationship. Legalize It cemented Tosh's position as a giant in reggae, and the album is one of the best albums of the genre."
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Paul McCartney
Ram

  (Item #: mccarram_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: beatlpleas_1812_1905) 

Our Price: $59.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides of this copy of the Beatles' debut album - fairly quiet too
  • We guarantee this pressing will be richer, livelier, cleaner and just more fun than virtually any copy you can find
  • 5 Stars and A Better Records Top 100 album, as well as our clear favorite of their first five releases
  • "The 'evening with the band' feel makes Please Please Me a more coherent experience than other cover-heavy Beatles albums: Here other peoples' songs work not just as filler, but as markers for styles and effects the band admired and might return to as songwriters."
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Foreigner
Foreigner

  (Item #: foreiforei_1905) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • An outstanding copy of Foreigner's self-titled debut album with solid Double Plus (A++) sound throughout- exceptionally quiet too
  • Super big, lively, clear, open and resolving of musical information - 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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The Rolling Stones
Some Girls

  (Item #: rollisomeg_1804_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: preteprete_1905) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • This outstanding UK pressing of the band's debut studio album boasts a Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side two mated with very good Hot Stamper sound on side one
  • Clear, present and dynamic, with a punchy bottom end - this British pressing is guaranteed to murder any domestic LP you've heard
  • This is one of engineer Bill Price's better efforts behind the boards, and Chris Thomas's production is State of the Art
  • 5 stars: "Few rock & roll records rock as hard or with as much originality as the Pretenders' eponymous debut album. A sleek, stylish fusion of Stonesy rock & roll, new wave pop, and pure punk aggression, Pretenders is teeming with sharp hooks and a viciously cool attitude."
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Foreigner
4

  (Item #: forei4_1905) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • You'll find excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this Radio Rock Classic
  • This copy had better energy, punchier bass, and bigger, more immediate presentation than many others 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
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "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..."
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Styx
Pieces Of Eight

  (Item #: styx_piece_1905) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Here is the kind of sound we want on our ELP, Yes and Queen-like multi-layered Proggy Pop Rock - big, full-bodied and lively
  • 4 stars: "Styx's feisty, straightforward brand of album rock is represented best by 'Blue Collar Man,' an invigorating keyboard and guitar rush... reaching number 21, with the frolicking romp of 'Renegade' edging in at number 16 only six months later... the rest of the album includes tracks that rekindle some of Styx's early progressive rock sound, only cleaner. Tracks like 'Sing for the Day,' 'Lords of the Ring,' and 'Aku-Aku' all contain slightly more complex instrumental foundations..."
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America
History: America's Greatest Hits

  (Item #: amerihisto_1905) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding copy of America's 1975 release with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it from start to finish
  • THE BIG SOUND on both sides lets this Greatest Hits compilation hold its own against the originals
  • 4 1/2 stars: "History: Greatest Hits perfectly spotlights both the polished and layered production of British studio legend George Martin and the West Coast tones of the band's folk-pop style. Featuring the group's many chart toppers from the first half of the '70s, this definitive roundup includes Neil Young-style acoustic sides like "Lonely People," the hippie MOR of "Muskrat Love," and breezy acid rock like "Sandman." An essential collection for fans who like their '70s folk with a pop sheen, loads of hooks, and top-drawer arrangements."
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Gerry Rafferty
City To City

  (Item #: raffecityt_1905) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on this early British pressing of Rafferty's Must Own Classic - exceptionally vinyl too
  • City to City is truly an Undiscovered Gem - no right-thinking audiophile can fail to be impressed the songwriting and production of Rafferty's Masterpiece of British Folk Pop
  • You won't believe how rich, Tubey Magical, big, undistorted and present this copy is (until you play it anyway)
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Rafferty's turns of phrase and tight composition skills create a fresh sound and perspective all his own... resulting in a classic platter buoyed by many moments of sheer genius."
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Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel (2)

  (Item #: gabrigabr2_1801_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A KILLER Shootout Winning UK copy of Peter Gabriel's sophomore release with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This is Gabriel's One True Rock Album, and it can really be a knockout when it has this kind of punchy bass and pile-driving energy
  • With the help of the estimable Robert Fripp on guitar, it has to be his most consistent recording, featuring his most innovative mainstream music
  • 4 1/2 stars: "'On the Air' and 'D.I.Y.' are stunning slices of modern rock circa 1978, bubbling with synths, insistent rhythms, and polished processed guitars, all enclosed in a streamlined production that nevertheless sounds as large as a stadium."
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Talking Heads
The Name of this Band is Talking Heads

  (Item #: talkinameo_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This superb double album boasts Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on all four sides
  • When the sound is this immediate and three-dimensional, it takes the listener's enjoyment of the music to a whole new level
  • Surprisingly big, lively, open, rich and present with real extension both up top and down low
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Originally released in 1982, the album chronicles the growth of the band, both stylistically and personnel-wise... The excitement of this material is palpable, and the muscular band rips into these tunes with more power than the originals in most cases... arguably one of their finest releases."
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Blood, Sweat & Tears
Child is Father to the Man

  (Item #: bloodchild_1905) 

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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The Beatles
Yellow Submarine

  (Item #: beatlyello_1808_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding copy of Yellow Submarine boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from first note to last
  • This pressing is clean, clear, solid and energetic - just the right sound for this classic Beatles music
  • The only place to find the All-Time Classic Hey Bulldog, as well as All Together Now and It's All Too Much
  • Hands down the toughest Beatles album to find with good sound (especially on side two), which is why they so rarely hit the site
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Buffalo Springfield
Again

  (Item #: buffaagain_1902_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find insanely good Triple Plus (A+++) Tubey Magical Analog sound from start to finish for Buffalo Springfield's sophomore release
  • Consistently brilliant songwriting and production: Mr. Soul; A Child's Claim To Fame; Expecting To Fly; Bluebird; Hung Upside Down; Sad Memory; Rock & Roll Woman; Broken Arrow and more!
  • A Desert Island Disc for yours truly - 5 Stars:"...this record stands as their greatest triumph... its classic status cannot be denied"
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The Beach Boys
Surfin' U.S.A.

  (Item #: beachsurfi_1802_1905) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A superb copy of this Beach Boys classic from 1963 - this one earned Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER on both sides
  • Very few surf records offer the kind of realistic, lifelike sound you get from this pressing, on both sides
  • The sound is big, open, rich and full, with the performers front and center (as well as left and right)
  • "... the album as a whole is the best they would make, prior to the late '60s..." - Allmusic
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Creedence Clearwater
Creedence Clearwater...

  (Item #: creedcreed_1905_2) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This an unusually good sounding copy of CCR's debut boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades
  • Low-distortion, lively, solid and dynamic - this is the sound that Creedence was going for, and here it is!
  • Probably the most difficult CCR studio album to find with excellent sound, and to find one that plays this quietly, fuhgeddaboudit
  • Featuring classics such as I Put a Spell on You, the extended-length jam Susie Q (8:37, perfect for Underground Radio), The Working Man, Porterville and more
  • 4 stars: "... the band's sound is vibrant, with gutsy arrangements that borrow equally from Sun, Stax, and the swamp."
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Van Halen
Women And Children First

  (Item #: vanhawomen_1903_1905) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • An outstanding copy of the band's third release, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Full-bodied, smooth analog sound is the key to the best Van Halen pressings, and here both sides have it
  • One of our favorite engineers, Donn Landee, worked his magic here (together with Ted Templeman) and the results are superb
  • 4 1/2 stars: "After two pure party albums, the inevitable had to happen: it was time for Van Halen to mature, or at least get a little serious … This is the first Van Halen album to consist entirely of original material and there's some significant growth here to the writing..."
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AC/DC
Back In Black

  (Item #: acdc_backi_1903_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides, this Back in Black ROCKS like no other copy you've heard - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Both sides play exceptionally well for a Robert Ludwig original, which is absolutely the only way to go on the album
  • Top 100, and if you turn it up good and loud, one of the biggest, boldest, hardest rockin' records ever made
  • 5 stars: "... tawdry celebration of sex is what made AC/DC different from all other metal bands — there was no sword & sorcery, no darkness, just a rowdy party, and they never held a bigger, better party than they did on Back in Black."
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Stevie Ray Vaughan
Couldn't Stand The Weather

  (Item #: vaughcould_1905_2) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding pressing of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble's sophomore album boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - fairly quiet too
  • The bass is big, the overall presentation is huge, and the energy is jumpin' on this early pressing - this is the right sound for SRV's hard-chargin' Electric Blues
  • 4 stars: "Stevie Ray Vaughan's second album, Couldn't Stand the Weather, pretty much did everything a second album should do: it confirmed that the acclaimed debut was no fluke, while matching, if not bettering, the sales of its predecessor, thereby cementing Vaughan's status as a giant of modern blues."
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Frank Zappa
Waka/Jawaka

  (Item #: zappawakaj_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound throughout and exceptionally quiet vinyl, this copy delivers plenty of Zappa's Waka/Jawaka Big Band Magic
  • A Top 100 Title, and deservedly so - the sound is big, rich, punchy, lively, clear and above all, ANALOG
  • This copy will show you the size and power of a big band, Frank Zappa style - there is (almost*) nothing like it
  • Rolling Stone raved that this Jazz Rock Fusion album contains "...some of the best material he's done in years." and we could not agree more
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Bob Dylan
Hard Rain

  (Item #: dylanhardr_1905) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding copy of Dylan's live 1976 release with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it from first note to the last
  • This copy is hard to fault - big, open, clear, with space and three-dimensionality that modern pressings can only dream of
  • "At times, Hard Rain sounds bloated, featuring performances that are sometimes too ragged; though knowing the subtext of the events, some moments feel triumphant: musical and personal. We may not know Bob Dylan, but it’s an awfully close look at a stranger." - Magnet Magazine
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The Doobie Bros.
Minute By Minute

  (Item #: doobiminut_1905_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding copy of the band's 1978 release boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • Open Your Eyes, What A Fool Believes, and the title track all sound wonderful here
  • This vintage pressing is well balanced, yet big and lively, with such wonderful clarity in the mids and highs as well as deep punchy bass and a big open and spacious soundfield
  • An Audiophile Quality Pop Music Production as close to perfect as one can ask for, thanks to Ted Templeman and Donn Landee
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John Mayall
The Turning Point

  (Item #: mayalturni_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • This is a superb recording, something that cannot be said for most of Mayall's output from this period (and none of his later albums in our experience)
  • More importantly, this is some of the best music we have ever heard by the man - this is a uniquely special group effort
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "This album also signifies a distinct departure from the decibel-drowning electrified offerings of his previous efforts, providing instead an exceedingly more folk- and roots-based confab... [Jon] Mark's precision and tasteful improvisational skills [on acoustic guitar] place this incarnation into heady spaces."
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
4 Way Street

  (Item #: crosb4ways_1905_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Consistently outstanding sound for CSN&Y's classic live double album, with all four sides boasting solid Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it
  • This live album gives you the "naked" sound of the real thing - the real voices and the real guitars and the real everything else, in a way that would never happen again
  • Their brilliant engineer, Bill Halverson, worked his magic here, but only the best pressings let his genius shine the way this one does
  • Rolling Stone raves that "Crosby, Stills. Nash, and Young are all performers of unquestionable talent, and mostly because they stay out of each others' way, 4 Way Street must surely be their best album to date."
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
4 Way Street

  (Item #: crosb4ways_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Consistently outstanding sound for CSN&Y's classic live double album, with all four sides boasting solid Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it AND exceptionally quiet vinyl
  • This live album gives you the "naked" sound of the real thing - the real voices and the real guitars and the real everything else, in a way that would never happen again
  • Their brilliant engineer, Bill Halverson, worked his magic here, but only the best pressings let his genius shine the way this one does
  • Rolling Stone raves that "Crosby, Stills. Nash, and Young are all performers of unquestionable talent, and mostly because they stay out of each others' way, 4 Way Street must surely be their best album to date."
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Supertramp
Breakfast In America

  (Item #: superbreak_1905_2) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides, this copy is guaranteed to have the best sound you have ever heard for Breakfast in America
  • A truly superb recording with huge, spacious, dynamic, lively sound - Tubey Magical richness is a big plus too
  • A Top 100 title and True Demo Disc - turn it up and this recording gets LOUD like nothing you have ever experienced
  • 4 1/2 stars: "The majority of the album consisted of tightly written, catchy, well-constructed pop songs, like the hits 'The Logical Song,' 'Take the Long Way Home,' and 'Goodbye Stranger.'"
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Carly Simon
Carly Simon

  (Item #: simoncarly_1905) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Both sides of this original Elektra LP earned excellent Double Plus (A++) grades for their sound and play exceptionally quietly
  • Legendary producer and engineer Eddie Kramer lends his talent to this album and knows how to get the best sound
  • That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be is the killer track here and it sounds fantastic on this copy
  • Can you believe that the producer and engineer of Carly's 1971 debut here is none other than Eddie Kramer!?
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Michael Jackson
Bad

  (Item #: jacksbad_1905_2) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • 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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Captain Beefheart
Clear Spot

  (Item #: captaclear_1905_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding pressing of Clear Spot boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • One of the better copies of Clear Spot to hit the site in recent years - no question about it, this is his Masterpiece!
  • Produced by Ted Templeman, Clear Spot is one of Beefheart's most accessible albums and, IMHO, his best
  • 4 stars: "The sound is great throughout, and the feeling is of the coolest bar-band in town, not to mention one that could eat all the patrons for breakfast if it felt like it."
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Crosby, Stills and Nash
Daylight Again

  (Item #: crosbdayli_1905) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • This outstanding copy of Daylight Again (the last good record these guys would ever make) earned solid Double Plus (A++) sonic grades - relatively quiet vinyl too
  • 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, no doubt deserves most of the credit
  • 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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Glenn Frey
No Fun Aloud

  (Item #: frey_nofun_1901_1905) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last on this copy of Glenn Frey's debut album
  • Big and lively, with rich, breathy vocals, this pressing will show you just how good No Fun Aloud can sound
  • Frey's phenomenal talent as an artist is matched only by his songwriting genius on this album, which includes hits "The One You Love," "I Found Somebody" and more
  • "... it's Frey's perfectly guided vocals and impeccable talent for crafting laid-back love songs that make the album noteworthy."
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Linda Ronstadt
The Stone Poneys Feat. Linda Ronstadt

  (Item #: ronststone_1710_1905) 

Our Price: $99.99
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  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this was one of the better copies we played in our shootout for these later pressings - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Much more folk than pop, for the most part the sound here is tubey, rich and sweet
  • The originals from 1967 have never impressed us much - re-released when HLAW hit big, it features three great Linda solos
  • "It doesn't have "Different Drum," but the first Stone Poneys album is their folkiest and best, dominated by close harmonies and strong original material by the group's guitarists, Bob Kimmel and Ken Edwards."
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Roy Orbison
Roy Orbison's Greatest Hits

  (Item #: orbisgreat_1901_1905) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • You'll find oustanding Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides of this Monument stereo pressing
  • The amazingly talented Bill Porter recorded many of Orbison's classic songs from the early '60s that are found on this compilation
  • Only a copy this good shows you how phenominal these timeless songs can sound - rich, open, clear, solid and musical
  • Among monster hits, like "Crying," "Only the Lonely," and "Running Scared," this album includes new releases "Love Star" and "Evergreen" as well
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Country Joe & The Fish
Electric Music For The Mind...

  (Item #: countelect_1810_1905) 

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


  • This outstanding Vanguard LP earned solid Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides
  • The sound on this superb pressing is full-bodied and lively, with solid and present vocals, as well as excellent clarity all around
  • A very difficult record to find with good sound and clean surfaces, which is why we rarely have them on the site
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Their full-length debut is their most joyous and cohesive statement and one of the most important and enduring documents of the psychedelic era ..."
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Harry Nilsson
Nilsson Schmilsson

  (Item #: nilssschmi_1905) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding copy with Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it for Harry Nilsson's indisputable Masterpiece of Bent Rock
  • Both sides are exceptionally good sounding, and the recording is brilliant thanks to the skills of Phill (That's Two L's) Brown
  • A Better Records favorite (we give it Five Stars) that really comes to life on an amazingly good pressing such as this one
  • 4 1/2 stars: "...it's a near-perfect summary of everything Nilsson could do; he could be craftier and stranger, but never did he achieve the perfect balance as he did here."
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The Doors
Waiting For the Sun

  (Item #: doorswaiti_1905_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Very good Hot Stamper sound on both sides of this classic Doors album on the early Gold Label, a personal favorite to this very day
  • The sound is present and lively, with Morrison's rich vocals having the Tubey Magic that only vintage vinyl pressings are capable of reproducing
  • It's tough (not to mention expensive) to find these early Gold Label pressings with this kind of sound and vinyl that plays as quietly as this copy does
  • A Top 100 Title - "Krieger, Ray Manzarek and John Densmore were never more lucid... This was a band at its most dexterous, creative, and musically diverse ..."
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The Moody Blues
To Our Children's Children's Children

  (Item #: moodytoour_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Lush but clear Tubey Magical Double Plus (A++) British Decca LP sound on both sides, on quiet vinyl to boot
  • It may be difficult to find this kind of sound for The Moody Blues in 1969, but it's not impossible - we did it
  • You get richness, fullness and warmth on both of these sides, which is exactly what you want for the Moodies' music
  • "It is the fourth of what are popularly considered the group's "core seven" (or Classic Seven) albums from 1967 to 1972, and as such represents the peak of their career to some."
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The Beatles
Rubber Soul

  (Item #: beatlrubbe_1905_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side two and a side one that's close to it, this vintage UK stereo pressing has plenty of analog magic in its grooves - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • We guarantee you've never heard Girl, I'm Looking Through You, In My Life, Wait, and If I Needed Someone sound better - and that's just side two
  • A Rock & Pop Top 100 Title, and a Must Own Folk Rock Masterpiece
  • 5 stars: "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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Elton John
Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only The Piano Player

  (Item #: john_donts_1810_1905-) 

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


  • An outstanding UK copy with both sides rating a strong Double Plus (A++) or better - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • Forget the dubby, closed-in and transistory domestic pressings - here is the relaxed, rich, spacious, musical, lifelike sound that only the best imports can show you
  • Thanks to Ken Scott's brilliant engineering and Gus Dudgeon's production savvy, every song should sound better than you have ever heard it
  • 4 stars: "His most direct, pop-oriented album... a very enjoyable piece of well-crafted pop/rock."
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Albert King
Live Wire - Blues Power

  (Item #: king_livew_1812_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy of this Must Own Live Blues album, with Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • Accept no substitutes - no reissue of the album can ever give you the energy, size and you-are-there presence that's on this disc
  • This copy plays exceptionally well - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus - finding the originals with this kind of top quality sound and surfaces this quiet is getting harder every day
  • "Live Wire/Blues Power is one of Albert King's definitive albums. Recorded live at the Fillmore Auditorium in 1968, the guitarist is at the top of his form throughout the record — his solos are intense and piercing... he makes Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man" dirty and funky and wrings out all the emotion from "Blues at Sunrise.""
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Neil Young
Hawks and Doves

  (Item #: younghawks_1808_1905) 

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


  • This outstanding pressing promises solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from top to bottom - relatively quiet vinyl too
  • The trick on Hawks and Doves is to find rich, smooth, edge-free sound, and this copy delivers those qualities like nothing you've ever heard, guaranteed
  • "Hawks and Doves has a homey feel. "Little Wing," bare and haltingly lyrical with its miked harp and unaccompanied acoustic, is simpler than anything on the folky Comes a Time, and the rest of the music is defined by Ben Keith's laconic dobro and steel and Rufus Thobodeaux's sawing fiddle." Robert Christgau (A-)
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Carole King
Tapestry

  (Item #: king_tapes_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This copy of Carole King's beloved Tapestry boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • This killer Ode Stereo pressing is wonderfully Tubey Magical, full-bodied and solid, with note-like, clear bass
  • This album is clearly Carole's masterpiece - it's loaded with great songs, and they all sound fantastic here
  • 5 stars: "...an intensely emotional record, the songs confessional and direct; in its time it connected with listeners like few records before it, and it remains an illuminating experience decades later."
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Tears For Fears
The Seeds Of Love

  (Item #: tearsseeds_1905_3) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This early import pressing boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The Seeds Of Love is the band's masterpiece, and hearing it sound this big and lively is nothing short of a THRILL
  • Both sides here have smooth, sweet, analog richness and spaciousness you may not have known were possible on this record
  • 4 stars: "Along with Songs from the Big Chair, The Seeds of Love was part of a one-two artistic punch in the late '80s that situated Tears for Fears as one of the decade's more ambitious pop groups."
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Jackson Browne
The Pretender

  (Item #: brownprete_1806_1905) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound AND exceptionally quiet vinyl on both sides make this a Pretender that will rock with the best of them
  • This vintage pressing is well balanced, yet big and lively, with such wonderful clarity in the mids and highs as well as deep punchy bass and a big open and spacious soundfield
  • Five Stars in Rolling Stone, one of their Top 500 Albums, and a true classic from 1976
  • Without a doubt the best sounding record Jackson Browne ever made - this is the pressing that backs up everything we say and more
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Leonard Cohen
Recent Songs

  (Item #: cohenrecen_1802_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • An outstanding copy of Cohen's 1979 return to form, with solid Double Plus (A++) grades for sound on both sides
  • Not only is the sound excellent, but the vinyl is exceptionally quiet - this pressing plays Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • Our Hot Stamper pressings, of this and Cohen's other albums as well, offer dramatically more warmth, richness and smoothness than any other copy you have heard, guaranteed
  • "The first thing Leonard Cohen's music fans noticed about his sixth new studio album, given the typically open-ended title Recent Songs, was that, musically, it marked a return to the gypsy folk sound of his early records..."
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Jackson Browne
The Pretender

  (Item #: brownprete_1905_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This superb pressing of JB's fourth studio album boasts Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from start to finish
  • One of the all time great rock / pop Demo Discs -- the best copies are so rich and full-bodied they make most rock records sound positively anemic
  • Five Stars in Rolling Stone, one of their Top 500 Albums, and a true classic from 1976
  • Without a doubt the best sounding record Jackson Browne ever made - this is the pressing that backs up everything we say and more
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The Beatles
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely...

  (Item #: beatlsgtpe_1811_1905) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy was getting Pepper to sound the way we like it - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Huge, spacious and detailed, with the Tubey Magic of a fresh tape, this is the way you want to hear Sgt. Pepper
  • Most pressings - especially the new ones - have nothing like this kind of Tubey Magic, space and energy
  • A Better Records Top 100 - "It's possible to argue that there are better Beatles albums, yet no album is as historically important as this."
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