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Super Hot Stamper (Quiet Vinyl)

The Police
Reggatta de Blanc

  (Item #: policregga_quiet) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding UK pressing of the band's sophomore release boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - exceptionally QUIET vinyl too
  • Smooth, Tubey Magical sound is key to the sound of the best copies, and this copy delivers, with the analog richness the music needs
  • Along with Ghost in the Machine, we think this album captures The Police at their songwriting and performing peak
  • "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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Paul McCartney
McCartney II

  (Item #: mccarmcca2_1910_02) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding copy of McCartney's sophomore release, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from top to bottom - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • Forget the dubby domestic pressings - these UK imports are the only ones that can deliver the McCartney Magic
  • "Entitled McCartney II because its one-man band approach mirrors that of his first solo album, Paul McCartney's first record since the breakup of Wings was greeted upon its release as a return to form... McCartney II finds Paul in an adventurous state of mind, which is a relief after years of formulaic pop."
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Super Hot Stamper

Astrud Gilberto
Look To The Rainbow

  (Item #: gilbelookt_1909_02) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • An outstanding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from first note to last
  • This kind of spacious, warm, rich, Tubey Magical analog sound is gone forever - you have to go back to 1966 to find it
  • Creed Taylor (the CTI man) produced, Gil Evans did most of the arrangements, Rudy Van Gelder and Val Valentin engineered - what's not to like?
  • 4 1/2 stars: "This was a beautiful bossa nova record of Astrud Gilberto's vocal stylings..."
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Super Hot Stamper

Deep Purple
Machine Head

  (Item #: deeppmachi_1910_02) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

Crazy Horse
Loose

  (Item #: crazyloose_2002) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • The band's 1972 release makes its Hot Stamper debut here with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from first note to last
  • Rich, smooth and Tubey Magical, the grungy guitars of Neil's favorite backing band live or die on how analog they sound, and this pressing got them sounding good and grungy
  • "What we have here is a solid collection of 1970s Canyon stompers and Zuma beach jams, pulling the spirit and sound of the band’s first album into a slightly lower register and trading in a bit of the garage-band cackle for a smooth, whiskey-soaked groove... a worthwhile chapter in the band’s history that has remained sorely overlooked."
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Paul Simon
Still Crazy After All These Years

  (Item #: simonstill_2002) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • With a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side one and a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side two, this copy will be very hard to beat - reasonably quiet vinyl too
  • Vocal immediacy is key - we want a living, breathing Paul Simon to appear right between our speakers
  • A tough album to find with the kind of big, spacious, Tubey Magical sound this pressing offers
  • Clean, clear and open are nice qualities to have, but the richer, smoother, more natural sounding copies are the ones that win our shootouts
  • 4 1/2 stars: "...he was never more in tune with his audience: Still Crazy topped the charts, spawned four Top 40 hits, and won Grammys for Song of the Year and Best Vocal Performance."
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Nearly White Hot Stamper

Joe Cocker
Joe Cocker! (1969)

  (Item #: cockejoeco_1969_2002) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • 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 - reasonably quiet vinyl too
  • Consistently stronger material than his debut - did Cocker ever release an album with more good songs than these?
  • How's this for a track listing: Dear Landlord; Bird on the Wire; She Came in Through the Bathroom Window; Something; Delta Lady; Darling Be Home Soon - and there's more
  • "Cocker mixed elements of late-'60s English blues revival recordings (John Mayall, et al.) with the more contemporary sounds of soul and pop; a sound fused in no small part by producer and arranger Leon Russell, whose gumbo mix figures prominently on this eponymous release and the infamous Mad Dogs & Englishmen live set."
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Super Hot Stamper

Jerry
Garcia (Compliments)

  (Item #: garcigarci_1907_02) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A superb copy of Jerry's sophomore solo effort with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • 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 from 1974, a vintage pressing like this one is the way to go
  • "This was an opportunity for Garcia to do something different — to sing, to perform, and to arrange a variety of songs however he wanted. As a result, he surely sounded like he was having the time of his life..." - John Metzger, The Music Box
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Janis Ian
Aftertones

  (Item #: ian__after_1908_02) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Janis Ian's superb 1975 release returns with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • We guarantee there is dramatically more richness, fullness, vocal presence, and performance energy on this copy than others you've heard, and that's especially true if you made the mistake of buying whatever Heavy Vinyl pressing is currently on the market
  • "... Ian's advanced folk sensibilities are emotional progressions away from the weepy and introspective nature heard from her mid-'70s singer/songwriter contemporaries. Part of Ian's enticement is the marriage between achingly beautiful melodies and thoroughly personalized lyrics. The album commences with the title track setting the tenor and sonic ambiance."
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Super Hot Stamper (With Issues)

Queen
News Of The World

  (Item #: queennewso_2002) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An unusually strong copy of this exceptionally well recorded classic - both sides earned outstanding Double Plus (A++) or BETTER grades - relatively quiet vinyl too
  • Along with Bohemian Rhapsody, this is some the most powerful music Queen ever committed to tape - HUGE and present with amazing clarity, tons of Tubey Magic and room-filling studio space
  • We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions sound amazing on this Nearly White Hot side one!
  • Forget the dubby domestic LPs and whatever dead-as-a-doornail Heavy Vinyl record they're making these days - the UK LPs are the only way to fly on News of the World
  • "...it's massive, earth-shaking rock & roll, the sound of a band beginning to revel in its superstardom."
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Super Hot Stamper

The Rolling Stones
Let It Bleed

  (Item #: rolliletit_2002) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades or close to them and playing on reasonably vinyl, this is an excellent vintage pressing showcasing the Stones at the peak of their powers
  • Unlike Sticky Fingers, this is a record we can actually find in audiophile playing condition (without having to charge a fortune for the privilege of hearing it right)
  • Love In Vain is one of the best sounding Stones songs ever recorded - the acoustic guitar harmonics and the rich whomp of the snare prove indisputably that Glyn Johns is one of the Engineering Greats
  • Top 100, 5 stars - Jason McNeil wrote that Beggars Banquet and Let It Bleed are "the two greatest albums the band’s (or anyone’s) ever made." [Add Sticky Fingers to complete the trilogy.]
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Super Hot Stamper

Simply Red
Picture Book

  (Item #: simplpictu_2002) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • With seriously good Double Plus (A++) sonic grades or BETTER throughout, this UK pressing of the band's auspicious debut was one of the best we played in our recent shootout
  • "Holding Back the Years" may be the best track the band ever recorded, and it probably sounds better on import vinyl 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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White Hot Stamper

Blondie
Autoamerican

  (Item #: blondautoa_1812_7_02ex) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • DEMO DISC Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides of this poppy New Waver - The Tide Is High sounds amazing here
  • This one was doing it all -- cleaner, clearer, more full-bodied, more energy, and the list goes on
  • Mostly quiet vinyl throughout with one issue - we've dropped the price considerably
  • "... they continued to expand their stylistic range, with greater success, at least on certain tracks, than they had on Eat to the Beat."
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Hot Stamper

Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac

  (Item #: fleetfleet_2002) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With very good Hot Stamper grades on both sides, this pressing of the self-titled album boasts wonderful sound from start to finish
  • A Rock and Pop Top 100 Title - their best sounding album bar none - the sound is Tubey Magical like no other Mac LP
  • Unlike the MoFi, the best early pressings have huge amounts of deep bass, and if you've got the speakers to play an album with a bottom this big, you are in for a thrill
  • 5 Stars: "Fleetwood Mac is a blockbuster album that isn't dominated by its hit singles, and its album tracks demonstrate a depth of both songwriting and musicality that would blossom fully on Rumours.
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Super Hot Stamper

Bob Dylan
John Wesley Harding

  (Item #: dylanjohnw_2002) 

Our Price: $119.99

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

The Byrds
Mr. Tambourine Man

  (Item #: byrdsmrtam_2002) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding vintage Columbia pressing, earning seriously good Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Lively, balanced and vibrant, with a healthy dose of the Tubey Magical richness these recordings need in order to work
  • Listen to how breathy Jim (later Roger) McGuinn's vocals are - his vocals are key to the better sounding Byrds records
  • 5 Stars: "One of the greatest debuts in the history of rock ... nothing less than a significant step in the evolution of rock & roll itself, demonstrating that intelligent lyrical content could be wedded to compelling electric guitar riffs and a solid backbeat."
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Super Hot Stamper (Quiet Vinyl)

Eagles
On The Border

  (Item #: eagleonthe_1910_02) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A killer British SYL copy with Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it and exceptionally QUIET vinyl for this criminally underrated California Country Rock Classic
  • If you've never heard one of these early UK pressings on the SYL white label you have simply never heard this album sound the way it should (or even close)
  • You Never Cry Like A Lover and The Best Of My Love (their first No. 1) have Glyn Johns patented DEMO DISC quality sound and then some
  • We're HUGE fans of the album here at Better Records; it's some of the most sophisticated, well-crafted, heartfelt music these guys ever made, and that's saying a lot coming from us - we've been big fans for decades
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Super Hot Stamper

Rod Stewart
Every Picture Tells A Story

  (Item #: stewaevery_2002) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: coodeparad_2002) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • You'll feel like you are right in the studio with Ry and his top-notch crew as they kick out the jams, the sound is so present, rich, full-bodied and transparent
  • I can’t think of another Ry Cooder album with such consistently good material, or better sound - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Like his three previous records, Paradise and Lunch is filled with treasures which become part of a world where eras and styles converge without ever sounding forced or contrived... Eclectic, intelligent, and thoroughly entertaining, Paradise and Lunch remains Ry Cooder's masterpiece."
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Super Hot Stamper

Gordon Lightfoot
Summertime Dream

  (Item #: lightsummertime_2002_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy is guaranteed to blow the doors off any other Summertime Dream you've heard - relatively quiet vinyl too
  • We guarantee there is dramatically more richness, fullness, vocal presence, and performance energy on this copy than others you've heard, and that's especially true if you made the mistake of buying whatever Heavy Vinyl pressing is currently on the market
  • 4 1/2 stars: "With Summertime Dream, Gordon Lightfoot produced one of his finest albums, and wrapped up a six-year period of popularity... Lightfoot and his band deliver a tasty smorgasbord of intelligent, grown-up music. As for "Edmund Fitzgerald," its continued popularity more than 20 years after its release attests to the power of a well-told tale and a tasty guitar lick."
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Super Hot Stamper (Quiet Vinyl)

Tears For Fears
Songs From The Big Chair

  (Item #: tearssongs_2002_1_) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent early British pressing, with Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Rich, spacious and lively, with an open, extended top end - this is the sound you want from Tears for Fears
  • More great songs than practically anything from the '80s - Shout, Everybody Wants To Rule The World and Head Over Heels, just to name a few
  • "It is not only a commercial triumph, it is an artistic tour de force. And in the loping, percolating "Everybody Wants to Rule the World," Tears for Fears perfectly captured the zeitgeist of the mid-'80s while impossibly managing to also create a dreamy, timeless pop classic. Songs From the Big Chair is one of the finest statements of the decade."
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Super Hot Stamper

Leonard Cohen
Live Songs

  (Item #: cohenlives_1903_9_02) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • An outstanding early pressing with Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides and reasonably quiet vinyl
  • We did a big shootout for this album, compiled from shows in 1970 and 1972, and the sound on this LP was excellent
  • Drop the needle anywhere and you'll notice the impressive immediacy to the vocals, the clear transients on the guitars - Cohen's voice sounds just right, deep and gravely
  • In addition, this vintage pressing has the kind of Tubey Magical Midrange that modern records rarely begin to reproduce - that sound is gone and it sure isn't showing any sign of coming back
  • "... for those who've formed a friendship with the words and wisdom of Leonard Cohen, this album finds him raw and naked in one of his finest hours."
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Super Hot Stamper (Quiet Vinyl)

Led Zeppelin
In Through The Out Door

  (Item #: ledzeinthr_2002) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides of this outstanding copy of Zep's final release - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • It's all here: huge amounts of rock-solid bass, grungy guitars, breathy, natural vocals, and jump out of the speakers presence and energy
  • Fool In The Rain and All My Love are two of the best, and best sounding, tracks on the album
  • "The album's opening number, 'In the Evening,' with its stomping rhythms and heavy, staggered riffs, suggests that Zeppelin haven't deviated from their course, but by the time the rolling shuffle of 'South Bound Suarez' kicks into gear, it's apparent that they've regained their sense of humor."
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Super Hot Stamper (Quiet Vinyl)

The Cars
The Cars

  (Item #: cars_cars_2002) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With superb Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides, this is a killer copy of The Cars' debut album - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • You may have heard these songs a million times, but you'll be shocked at just how much better they sound on this very pressing
  • A Better Records Top 100 title, the band's masterpiece, and a New Wave Must Own Classic from 1978
  • 5 stars: "Whereas most bands of the late '70s embraced either punk/new wave or hard rock, the Cars were one of the first bands to do the unthinkable — merge the two styles together. With flawless performances, songwriting, and production (courtesy of Queen alumnus Roy Thomas Baker), the Cars' debut remains one of rock's all-time classics."
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Super Hot Stamper

The Faces
Long Player

  (Item #: faceslongp_1702_2002) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An excellent copy with Double Plus (A++) live-in-the-studio sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too, as quiet a copy as we have ever played!
  • This Green Label original pressing conveys the raw power of one of the hardest rockin' bands of all time like nothing you've heard
  • 5 stars in Allmusic and probably the Faces' Best Album, for both sound and music - Maybe I'm Amazed sung by Rod Stewart? Hell yeah!
  • "...a ferocious rock & roll band who, on their best day, could wrestle the title of greatest rock & roll band away from the Stones."
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Super Hot Stamper

Tears For Fears
Songs From The Big Chair

  (Item #: tearssongs_2002) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent early British pressing, with Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - mostly quiet vinyl too
  • Rich, spacious and lively, with an open, extended top end, this is the sound you want from Tears for Fears, and not many pressings will give it to you the way this one can
  • More great songs than practically anything from the '80s - Shout, Everybody Wants To Rule The World and Head Over Heels, just to name a few
  • "It is not only a commercial triumph, it is an artistic tour de force. And in the loping, percolating "Everybody Wants to Rule the World," Tears for Fears perfectly captured the zeitgeist of the mid-'80s while impossibly managing to also create a dreamy, timeless pop classic. ...one of the finest statements of the decade."
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Super Hot Stamper

Crosby, Stills and Nash
Daylight Again

  (Item #: crosbdayli_1905_9_02) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • 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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Super Hot Stamper

Genesis
Wind and Wuthering

  (Item #: geneswinda_1908_02) 

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


  • Wind and Wuthering finally returns to the site with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from first note to last - relatively quiet vinyl too
  • This copy has real depth to the soundfield, full-bodied, present vocals, and lovely analog warmth
  • Their Masterpiece is still A Trick of the Tail, the album that came out before this one, but Wind and Wuthering certainly has much to offer in the same vein
  • 4 stars: "Wind & Wuthering followed quickly on the heels of A Trick of the Tail and they're very much cut from the same cloth, working the same English eccentric ground that was the group's stock in trade since Trespass."
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Super Hot Stamper

Yes
Fragile

  (Item #: yes__fragi_2002) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - Roundabout and Long Distance Runaround are guaranteed to blow your mind - reasonably quiet vinyl too
  • Thanks to Eddie Offord's superb engineering, this is some of the best High Production Value Rock Music ever recorded
  • AMG 5 stars, a founding member of our Top 100, and the second of the band's three Must Own Prog Rock Masterpieces*
  • "Fragile was Yes' breakthrough album... it also marked the point where all of the elements of the music (and more) that would define their success for more than a decade fell into place fully formed."
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Super Hot Stamper

Bruce Springsteen
Tunnel of Love

  (Item #: sprintunne_2002) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With both sides earning Double Plus (A++) sonic grades or BETTER, you can be sure the sound is big, open and full-bodied with a clear and present midrange
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl on both sides - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus, as quiet as Columbia could press them
  • On the better pressings you get something approaching the warmth and unforced clarity of analog we audiophiles crave
  • Some of Bruce's best material is here: the title track and One Step Up are two of our favorites
  • "Bruce Springsteen followed the most popular album of his career, Born in the U.S.A., with [a] low-key, anguished effort, Tunnel of Love."
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Super Hot Stamper

James Gang
Thirds

  (Item #: jamesthird_2002) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This excellent pressing boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides - reasonably quiet vinyl too
  • Big, present and lively, with good weight to the bottom end, this is clearly the right sound for this music and may just make you a fan of Joe Walsh's grungy guitar artistry
  • We guarantee there is dramatically more richness, smoothness, vocal presence and performance energy on this copy than others you've heard, and that's especially true if you made the mistake of buying whatever Heavy Vinyl pressing is currently on the market
  • 4 Stars: "... Walsh was being hailed as a guitar hero to rank with the best rock had to offer... Thirds quickly earned a respectable chart position and eventually went gold..."
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The Beatles
A Collection of Beatles Oldies

  (Item #: beatlcolle_1906_10_02) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two outstanding sides each rating a Double Plus (A++) or BETTER, this copy was one of the better British pressings we played in our recent shootout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • An excellent source for many of the Beatles' greatest hits up to 1966 - with 8 songs per side you are geting a lot for your money with this one
  • Several tracks, including "I Want to Hold Your Hand", "Day Tripper", "We Can Work It Out" and "Paperback Writer" were given their first stereo mixes for this very album
  • Surprisingly good sound for From Me to You, We Can Work It Out, Yesterday, I Feel Fine, and the list goes on
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Chicago
Chicago V

  (Item #: chicachica5_2002) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • Superb Big and Bold Chicago sound can be heard on both of these Double Plus (A++) sides
  • The sound is especially rich, full and warm, with big bass, lively brass and multi-tracked vocals that are breathy and clear
  • 4 stars on Allmusic and one of their best sounding albums, the last to be recorded at Columbia's famed 30th Street studios
  • Their first Number One, and The Biggest Selling Album of 1972 (!), spending nine weeks at the top of the charts
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Pink Floyd
The Final Cut

  (Item #: pinkffinal_1907_02) 

Our Price: $99.99
Sale Price: $74.99 (You save $25.00 / 25%)


  • You'll find solid Double Plus (A++) sound and exceptionally quiet vinyl on both sides of this outstanding copy of the band's 1983 release
  • This copy has real depth to the soundfield, full-bodied, present vocals, and lovely analog warmth
  • The band's last album with Roger Waters, who wrote every track "as a concept album exploring... the betrayal of his father"
  • "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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Super Hot Stamper (UK Polydor)

Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton

  (Item #: claptericc_1904_9_02) 

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
  • "And the pop element of the record is the strongest of the album's many elements -- "Blues Power" isn't a blues song and only "Let It Rain," the album's closer, features extended solos. Throughout the album, 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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Electric Light Orchestra
Eldorado

  (Item #: electeldor_1910_02) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • An outstanding vintage pressing of Eldorado with solid Double Plus (A++) sound and vinyl that's about as quiet as can be found
  • This pressing showed us a big, lively, musically involving Eldorado, one of the toughest nuts to crack in the entire ELO canon
  • There are some really awful UK pressings out there (and lots of bad domestics to be sure), so if you like the thrill of the hunt, make sure you have plenty of time and money to spend
  • 5 stars: "Eldorado was strongly reminiscent in some ways of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Not that it could ever have the same impact or be as distinctive, but it had its feet planted in so many richly melodic and varied musical traditions, yet made it all work in a rock context, that it did recall the Beatles classic."
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The Beatles
Help

  (Item #: beatlhelp_1908_02) 

Our Price: $99.99
Sale Price: $74.99 (You save $25.00 / 25%)


  • Two killer sides with Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - we guarantee you've never heard Help sound better
  • Want to hear The Beatles at their Tubey Magical best? Just play You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away on this UK stereo pressing
  • Everything that's great about Help is here - jangly 12 string guitars, harmonically rich tambourines, and breathy vocals
  • Side one alone boasts 7 classics: Help!, The Night Before, You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away, I Need You, Another Girl, You’re Gonna Lose That Girl and Ticket to Ride - whew!
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The Beatles
Please Please Me

  (Item #: beatlpleas_2002) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this copy of the Beatles' debut album - exceptionally 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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Astrud Gilberto & Walter Wanderley
A Certain Smile...

  (Item #: gilbecerta_2001) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy of this superb collaboration with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • Both sides are rich, sweet and Tubey Magical with wonderfully breathy vocals, excellent clarity and solid down low
  • "Wanderley's organ playing is as enthusiastic and fluffy as ever, while Gilberto's singing (in both English and Portuguese) remains smile-inducing. Both manage to create an incredibly warm sound, and when Wanderley plays some piano (as on the beautiful "A Certain Sadness"), you can sense a spark between the two." - All Music
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Aerosmith
Live Bootleg

  (Item #: aerosliveb_2001) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last on this superb copy - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • These sides are doing just about everything right -- big, full-bodied, dynamic and present with a huge punchy bottom end
  • "Unlike other live albums at the time, it's obvious that not a lot of overdubbing was involved to fix up the tracks, which results in a refreshingly authentic representation of Aerosmith at the group's most drugged-out and rocking...Live Bootleg is an excellent representation of one of rock & roll's elite live acts." - All Music
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Aerosmith
Draw The Line

  (Item #: aerosdrawt_2001) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This superb copy of Aerosmith's fifth studio album boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER throughout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • We guarantee there is dramatically more richness, fullness and presence on this copy than others you've heard, and that's especially true for whatever godawful Heavy Vinyl pressing is currently being foisted on an unsuspecting record buying public
  • "1977's Draw the Line managed to be another down-and-dirty Aerosmith release... Draw the Line catches fire more times than not. Unlike their most recent album successes, the band shies away from studio experimenting and dabbling in different styles; instead they return to simple, straight-ahead hard rock."
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Eagles
Desperado

  (Item #: eagledespe_2001_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This very good copy of the band's sophomore release boasts Hot Stamper sound on both sides - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • The sound on this early Asylum pressing is wonderful -- big, lively, open and clear with Tubey Magical richness that only these good early pressings can show you
  • This is the second-best sounding Eagles record of all time, no doubt thanks to the engineering of our man Glyn Johns
  • "A solid country-rock classic... the music stands the test of time, especially when Desperado is heard in its entirety, from start to finish."
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Steve Miller Band
Book Of Dreams

  (Item #: millebooko_1911_01) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • 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 - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Present and lively with full-bodied tonality and plenty of three-dimensional studio space, only the best originals have the potential to give you this kind of sound
  • Jet Airliner, Swingtown, Jungle Love and Sacrifice all sound the way they should - BIG and ROCKIN'
  • 4 stars: "It is here, on this 1977 blockbuster, that Steve Miller shored up his "Space Cowboy" moniker and cosmic person ...a highlight of the '70s classic rock era and one of Miller's finest releases."
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Talking Heads
Fear of Music

  (Item #: talkifearo_1909_01ex) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A superb copy of Fear of Music, with Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from start to finish - just shy of our Shootout Winner
  • This copy has superb presence, clarity and size - it's bigger, bolder and richer, as well as more clean, clear and open than nearly every copy we played
  • Producer Brian Eno wasn't shy about adding multiple layers of effects and processing; the texture of Eno's synthesizers gives the music depth and character
  • 4 1/2 stars: "...the music is becoming denser and more driving... with lyrics that match the music's power... its better songs are as good as any Talking Heads ever did"
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Talking Heads
Stop Making Sense

  (Item #: talkistopm_2001_3) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A wonderful sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Both sides are big, bold and dynamic, with the kind of energy that you rarely find outside the live event
  • ""A bona fide classic," opined Neil Jeffries in a five-star review of the reissue for Empire, "a perfectly measured snapshot of a widely loved and respected band playing at the height of their powers ... No other band could do this. No other music movie soundtrack sounds this good."" Wikipedia
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Rod Stewart
Gasoline Alley

  (Item #: stewagasol_1802_7_10_01) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - these UK pressings are ridiculously hard to find in this kind of shape with top quality sound
  • These early Vertigo sides are rich, smooth and Tubey Magical yet still relatively clean, clear and spacious
  • Absolutely as QUIET as any pressing we have played - it is the exceptionally rare copy that will play with audiophile quality surfaces
  • 5 Stars: "Of course, being a rocker at heart, Stewart doesn't let these songs become limp acoustic numbers -- these rock harder than any fuzz-guitar workout. The drums crash and bang, the acoustic guitars are pounded with a vengeance -- it's a wild, careening sound that is positively joyous with its abandon."
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Bruce Springsteen
Born In The U.S.A.

  (Item #: sprinborni_1909_1_01) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This superb copy of Springsteen's 80's classic boasts Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound and exceptionally quiet vinyl on both sides - just shy of our Shootout Winner
  • This pressing is head and shoulders above the pack, with the kind of big, punchy, full-bodied sound this music absolutely demands
  • Some of The Boss's biggest hits, including the title track, Glory Days and Dancin' in the Dark
  • 5 stars: "... where Springsteen remembered that he was a rock & roll star, which is how a vastly increased public was happy to treat him."
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Joni Mitchell
Clouds

  (Item #: mitchcloud_1906_10_01) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • A lovely vintage pressing of Clouds, with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • Check out the clear transients on the acoustic guitar -- you can really hear her moving her hands around the fretboard and pulling on the strings
  • It's tough to find this album in clean shape with this kind of warm, natural sound (something the new reissue is no doubt profoundly lacking)
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Clouds is a stark stunner, a great leap forward for Joni Mitchell. Vocals here are more forthright and assured than on her debut and exhibit a remarkable level of subtle expressiveness... This essential release is a must-listen."
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Bob Seger
Against The Wind

  (Item #: segeragain_1908_01) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A superb sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound throughout
  • An excellent early pressing with Hot Stamper sound on both sides - here's the midrange magic that’s surely missing from whatever 180g reissue has been made from the tapes (or, to be clear, a modern digital master copied from who-knows-what-tapes)
  • "Against the Wind finds Bob Seger turning toward craft. Perhaps he had to, since Against the Wind arrived after three blockbuster albums and never-ending tours... compared with its peers, it's a strong, varied heartland rock album that finds Seger at a near peak." 4 Stars
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Men At Work
Business As Usual

  (Item #: menatbusin_2001) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • 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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Janis Joplin
Pearl

  (Item #: joplipearl_1909_01) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding copy of Joplin's sophomore studio release with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Richer, clearer and more tonally correct, with more energy and presence, all qualities that help to bring this music to life
  • Janis's vocals sound right here - smooth enough to let you crank this one up good and loud without the sound getting hard and edgy
  • 5 stars: "Janis Joplin's second masterpiece (after Cheap Thrills), Pearl was designed as a showcase for her powerhouse vocals, stripping down the arrangements that had often previously cluttered her music or threatened to drown her out."
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David Bowie
Diamond Dogs

  (Item #: bowiediamo_2001) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from start to finish - this UK pressing will show you a Diamond Dogs you had no idea existed, yet here it is
  • One of the better copies from our most recent shootout (especially on the first side) - the sound is big, full, lively and spacious with hard-rockin' energy to spare
  • It's ridiculously tough to find even passable sound for this album - we guarantee you'll be blown away by this pressing
  • Great songs including the title track, Rebel Rebel, 1984, Sweet Thing, Big Brother, Rock & Roll With Me and more
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Joe Walsh
But Seriously, Folks...

  (Item #: walshbutse_2001_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this was one of the better copies we played in our recent shootout
  • A hard album to find with sound like this AND quiet surfaces - hey, we're doing the best we can
  • We guarantee there is dramatically more richness, fullness and presence on this copy than others you've heard, and that's especially true for whatever godawful Heavy Vinyl pressing is currently being foisted on an undiscerning record buying public
  • 4 1/2 stars: "As far as studio albums go, But Seriously Folks is Joe Walsh's most insightful and melodic... The album's introspective outlook glides through rejuvenation ('Tomorrow,' 'Over and Over'), recapturing the simple pleasures of the past ('Indian Summer'), mid-career indecision, and a melancholy instrumental."
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Van Morrison
A Sense Of Wonder

  (Item #: morriasens_2001_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides of this early pressing of Morrison's album from 1985
  • This is probably the last domestically pressed record he made that still has the kind of sound we look for in a Hot Stamper
  • "Over the years, Morrison has gathered around him a band that plays, like the best jazz ensembles, with effortless empathy. The group follows him through all his moods and meanderings, from the lilting cadences of "Tore Down à la Rimbaud" and "Ancient of Days" to the stately auguring of "Let the Slave" and the airy, triumphal shimmer of "A New Kind of Man." A Sense of Wonder is serenely uplifting. With astonishing commitment and profound belief, Van Morrison continues to push forward into the mystic."
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Graham Nash
Songs For Beginners

  (Item #: nash_songs_1908_01) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy is guaranteed to blow the doors off any Songs for Beginners you've heard
  • We love the All Analog Tubey Magical sound of the recording, especially on a copy as rich and full-bodied as this one
  • Arguably the best of the solo CSN albums - a founding member of our Top 100 Rock and Pop List, and, with grades like these, a True Demo Disc
  • 4 1/2 stars: "From the soaring "I Used to Be a King" through the gossamer "Simple Man" to the wah-wah-laden "Military Madness," the record is filled with gorgeous melodies, flawless singing, and lyrical complexities that hold up decades later."
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Pretenders
Pretenders II

  (Item #: pretepreteII_1809_7_01) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish for The Pretenders' second album - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The right original British pressings are an audiophile dream when they have this kind of punchy bass and pile-driving energy
  • Bill Price engineered and Chris Thomas produced, brilliantly of course - you know them from the Sex Pistols' debut and The Clash's London Calling
  • 4 stars: "What's more the unique American voice of Hynde matched with the tribal beat of Martin Chambers and spangly guitar of Honeyman-Scott was as close to perfect as a band could get in the late 70s."
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Grateful Dead
Blues For Allah

  (Item #: grateblues_1807_5_9_01) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A stunning sounding copy of this Grateful Dead classic with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides - reasonably quiet vinyl too
  • Probably the last essential Dead album - this pressing has especially silky, sweet vocals, good presence and energy, punchy bass and a spacious soundfield
  • "The Dead went into a state of latent activity that lasted until the spring of [1975] when the band reconvened to record Blues for Allah... Obviously, the time off had done the band worlds of good, as 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 Moody Blues
On The Threshold Of A Dream

  (Item #: moodyonthe_2001_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A superb copy with Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from start to finish - just shy of our Shootout Winner
  • You will not believe how punchy, lively, dynamic, and exciting some of these tracks sound here - this is one of their best albums for both music and sound!
  • 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 UK pressing is the way to go
  • 4 1/2 stars: "... [I]n 1969 this was envelope-ripping, genre-busting music, scaling established boundaries into unknown territory, not only "outside the box" but outside of any musical box that had been conceived at that moment..."
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U2
War

  (Item #: u2___war_1909_01_) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from start to finish and exceptionally quiet vinyl, this copy is guaranteed to blow the doors off any other pressing of War you've heard
  • With this copy we were impressed with the clarity and resolution in the midrange, which avoids most of the congested and dark sound we hear on so many of U2's records
  • 5 Stars: "Opening with the ominous, fiery protest of "Sunday Bloody Sunday," War immediately announces itself as U2's most focused and hardest-rocking album to date. Blowing away the fuzzy, sonic indulgences of October with propulsive, martial rhythms and shards of guitar, War bristles with anger, despair, and above all, passion... U2 always aimed at greatness, but War was the first time they achieved it."
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Leonard Cohen
New Skin For the Old Ceremony

  (Item #: cohennewsk_1908_01) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent sounding copy with Double Plus (A++) sound from the first note to the last - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • If you're trying recreate a solid, palpable Leonard Cohen singing live in your listening room - sounding just as his did in the studio back in 1974 - these Hot Stamper sides will let you do just that
  • "New Skin for the Old Ceremony may be Leonard Cohen's most musical album, as he is accompanied by violas, mandolins, banjos, and percussion that give his music more texture than usual. The fact that Cohen does more real singing on this album can be seen as both a blessing and a curse -- while his voice sounds more strained, the songs are delivered with more passion than usual."
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Leonard Cohen
Songs Of Leonard Cohen

  (Item #: cohensongs_of_leonard_2001) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • This is an outstanding vintage pressing with Double Plus (A++) sound on BOTH sides - reasonably quiet vinyl too
  • Bigger and clearer than most of what we played - intimate, breathy vocals are key to the better copies such as this one
  • 5 stars: "The ten songs on Songs of Leonard Cohen were certainly beautifully constructed, artful in a way few (if any) other lyricists would approach for some time, but what's most striking about these songs isn't Cohen's technique, superb as it is, so much as his portraits of a world dominated by love and lust, rage and need, compassion and betrayal...few musicians have ever created a more remarkable or enduring debut."
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Genesis
Trespass

  (Item #: genestresp_2001) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this UK Charisma 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."
  • "... 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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Ry Cooder
Ry Cooder

  (Item #: cooderycoo_1903_9_01) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this vintage Reprise pressing of Cooder's debut album from 1970 - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • If you want to hear the brilliant Lee Herschberg's All Analog Recording skills brought to bear on so many different instruments serving an assortment of sonic textures, this is the copy that will let you do it
  • 4 stars: "Cooder's debut creates an intriguing fusion of blues, folk, rock & roll, and pop, filtered through his own intricate, syncopated guitar; Van Dyke Parks and Lenny Waronker's idiosyncratic production... Cooder puts this unique blend across with a combination of terrific songs, virtuosic playing, and quirky, yet imaginative, arrangements."
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Dire Straits
Making Movies

  (Item #: diresmakin_2001) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding UK early pressing, with Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides - - exceptionally quiet vinyl too, the last clean copy we have in stock
  • Guaranteed to be a huge improvement over anything you've heard, this Brit is big, punchy, and full-bodied with excellent presence - Mark Knopfler's leads really soar
  • Romeo and Juliet comes to life the way you want it to here, and the song Solid Rock lives up to its title
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Making Movies is helped by a new wave-tinged pop production, which actually helps Knopfler's jazzy inclinations take hold ... ranks among the band's finest work."
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James Taylor
Sweet Baby James

  (Item #: taylosweet_2001) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • This wonderful copy of Sweet Baby James boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl for side one too
  • Just listen to all that lovely echo - it's a dead giveaway that both sides have resolving power far beyond the other copies you may have heard
  • A Top 100 Title, inarguably a Masterpiece - Fire and Rain and Suite for 20 G (one of JT's All Time Best) are out of this world here
  • 5 Stars: "Sweet Baby James launched not only Taylor's career as a pop superstar but also the entire singer/songwriter movement of the early '70s that included Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Jackson Browne, Cat Stevens, and others..."
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Peter Frampton
Wind of Change

  (Item #: frampwindo_2001) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Superb sound throughout for Peter Frampton's brilliant debut, with this original British pressing earning Double Plus (A++) sonic grades - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This UK pressing is the very definition of TUBEY MAGIC, with sound so rich and sweet it will make you want to take all your CDs and dump them in the trash (now that record stores don't even want them anymore)
  • The best copies like this one keep what's good about the recording while letting us hear into the soundfield with glorious transparency
  • "The sound is crisp, the melodies catchy, and Frampton's distinctive, elliptical Gibson Les Paul guitar leads soar throughout... "
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The Allman Brothers
The Allman Brothers

  (Item #: allmaallma_2001) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent copy of the band's debut, with seriously good Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides and reasonably quiet vinyl, especially on side one
  • 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
  • 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 Moody Blues
Seventh Sojourn

  (Item #: moodyseven_2001) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy with Double Plus (A+++) sound or BETTER from start to finish
  • Forget the dubby domestic pressings and whatever crappy Heavy Vinyl record they're making these days - the UK LPs are the only way to fly on Seventh Sojourn
  • Great sound isn't easy to come by for the Moody Blues -- it takes a lot of copies to find sound as good as this
  • The Moodies' biggest success on the American charts - I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock & Roll Band) is the killer hit from the album
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Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead

  (Item #: grategrate_1904_9_01) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent sound throughout for this early WB Green Label pressing with both sides earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades
  • Both sides here are clean, clear and open with a great bottom end and plenty of Tubey Magic
  • A copy like this lets you hear what the band was going for without the grit and congestion (not to mention godawful surfaces) that you find on the typical pressing
  • "... a valiant attempt to corral the group's hydra-headed psychedelic jug-band music on vinyl..." - All Music
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America
Homecoming

  (Item #: amerihomec_2001) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding copy of America's second album, boasting Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Some of the most tubey, warm acoustic guitar reproduction you could ever ask for - this is the sound of real analog!
  • AMG raves; "The songs here are tighter and more forthright... The sound quality is clear and bright; the colorful arrangements, while still acoustic guitar-based, feature more electric guitar and keyboards. The performance quality is more assured, among the most urgently committed the group would ever put on vinyl. This top-flight album is a very rewarding listen."
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Fleetwood Mac
Kiln House

  (Item #: fleetkilnh_1901_9_01) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Excellent sound from beginning to end with both sides earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Tubey Magical smooth sound is key to the best copies, and this copy delivers, with the analog richness the music needs
  • Three of the best songs Fleetwood Mac ever did are here: Tell Me All The Things You Do, Station Man and Jewel Eyed Judy
  • A grossly underappreciated album from Fleetwood Mac's awesome post-Peter Green period
  • Danny Kirwan is brilliant here - Kiln House is the last of the Mac's grungy guitar-based albums
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Johnny Cash
At Folsom Prison

  (Item #: cash_atfol_1901_6_9_01) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • This wonderful copy of Cash's classic live album boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is much bigger, richer and more transparent than most of what we played - in some ways it's not even close
  • It ain't easy to find great sounding Johnny Cash records, but this copy had the sound we were looking for
  • 5 stars: "The quintessential Johnny Cash album, the place where his legend burns bright and eternal"
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Mott The Hoople
Mott

  (Item #: motttmott_2001) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • 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
  • Forget the dubby domestic pressings and whatever crappy Heavy Vinyl record they're making these days - the UK LPs are the only way to fly on Mott
  • Bill Price engineered in 1973 - he's the man behind The Clash's Best Sounding Album, London Calling
  • AMG raves "This sounds better, looser, than All the Young Dudes, as the band jives through "All the Way From Memphis" and "Honaloochie Boogie," beats the living hell outta "Violence," swaggers on "Whizz Kid," and simply drives it home on "Drivin' Sister."
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Ringo Starr
Ringo

  (Item #: starrringo_2001) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • A killer copy with both sides rating a strong Double Plus (A++) for sound and pressed on exceptionally quiet vinyl
  • Another Richard Perry production that sounds great - big and rich - thanks to excellent engineering skills of Bill Schnee, who you may remember from the credits of some of Sheffield's better direct to disc recordings
  • The big hits are here and they sound fantastic: Photograph, You're Sixteen, Oh My My and many, many more
  • "Ringo's best and most consistent new studio album, Ringo represented both the drummer/singer's most dramatic comeback and his commercial peak."
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The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones

  (Item #: rollirolli_1902_8_01) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • You'll find solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last on this outstanding pressing of The Stones' 1964 release - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Forget the dubby domestic pressings and whatever crappy Heavy Vinyl record they're making these days - the UK LPs are the only way to fly on the Stones' debut
  • This is the real, honest sound of the early, early Stones
  • "The Stones’ debut knocked The Beatles from the chart summit… They were on their way." - BBC Review
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Jackson Browne
The Pretender

  (Item #: brownprete_2001) 

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
  • 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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Yes
Close To The Edge

  (Item #: yes__close_2001_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two killer earning seriously good Double Plus (A++) grades - these early pressings are the only ones that can make any sense of this challenging music
  • An incredibly complex recording, with huge organs, light-speed changes and an abundance of multi-tracked parts
  • And the other good news is that the vinyl on this copy is exceptionally quiet for this title - on the low side of Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus, about as quiet as we can find them
  • 5 stars: "Close to the Edge comprised just three tracks, the epic "And You and I" and "Siberian Khatru," plus a side-long title track that represented the musical, lyrical, and sonic culmination of all that Yes had worked toward over the past five years."
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Buffalo Springfield
Retrospective - The Best Of...

  (Item #: buffaretro_2001) 

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 the analog magic in its grooves
  • Big, full-bodied, clear and present, the Tubey Magical richness of the best pressings is a joy to hear on modern highly resolving 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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The Moody Blues
Days of Future Passed

  (Item #: moodydayso_2001_1) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • This outstanding UK 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 their Moody Magic
  • 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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Gregg Allman
Laid Back

  (Item #: allmalaidb_2001) 

Our Price: $89.99

  • 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
  • We were surprised at how well recorded the album is, dramatically better than the Allmans' album from the same year, Brothers and Sisters
  • Full-bodied and Tubey Magical, with especially smooth, present vocals on side two, this is the sound we love at Better Records
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Recorded in the same year as the Brothers and Sisters album, this solo debut release is a beautiful amalgam of R&B, folk, and gospel sounds, with the best singing on any of Gregg Allman's solo releases."
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Steppenwolf
Gold: Their Great Hits

  (Item #: steppgoldt_1909_01) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • An outstanding copy of the band's first greatest hits album with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it from first note to last - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Both sides here are rockin' like crazy, with mostly full-bodied, natural, smooth, tonally correct sound
  • This surprisingly good sounding greatest hits album is packed with hits, including Born To Be Wild, Magic Carpet Ride, The Pusher, and more
  • 4 stars: "The term heavy metal was rightfully named for this band. Steppenwolf fused traditional rock and R&B with late '60s contemporary heaviness. "Born to Be Wild," their signature tune, has aged amazingly well. Aside from the song's power and performance, its engineering and production is stellar. This goes for most of Steppenwolf's catalog as well."
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Cream
Goodbye

  (Item #: creamgoodb_1908_01) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Both sides of this British pressing boast outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound - they really ROCK
  • The low end speed and energy on this copy are crazy good - it's like a Cream concert in your listening room
  • The best pressings, the ones that are full-bodied and smooth, let you crank the levels and reproduce the album good and loud the way it was meant to be heard - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • "The live music on the whole is better than that on Wheels of Fire, capturing the trio at an empathetic peak as a band."
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Astrud Gilberto
Windy

  (Item #: gilbewindy_1812_4_9_01) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A stunning sounding copy with Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound throughout, just shy of our shootout winner - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Forget whatever Heavy Vinyl imposter is in print - this vintage Verve stereo pressing has the kind of High-Rez Tubey-Magical Midrange that will bring Astrud's soft samba music to life in your very own listening room
  • "... Windy nevertheless proves one of Astrud Gilberto's most consistent and sublime efforts, artfully straddling the division between Brazilian bossa nova and American sunshine pop."
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David Bowie
The Man Who Sold The World

  (Item #: bowiemanwh_1909_01) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This UK RCA copy is outstanding - both sides earned seriously good Double Plus (A++) grades for sound - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Big space, breathy vocals, grungy guitars and plenty of Ken Scott's luscious Tubey Magic makes this album a true audiophile treat
  • As it says on the back of the jacket, "Many thanks to our engineer Ken (Scott, one of our favorites)."
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Working with guitarist Mick Ronson and producer Tony Visconti for the first time, Bowie developed a tight, twisted heavy guitar rock that appears simple on the surface but sounds more gnarled upon each listen."
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Emmylou Harris
Blue Kentucky Girl

  (Item #: harribluek_2001) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A superb sounding copy with Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • These sides have the kind of rich, natural sound we found on far too few copies and little of the vocal edginess that many EH albums suffer from
  • Surprisingly full-bodied and not overly detailed for a recording from 1979 - they still knew what they were doing then
  • "In response to criticism that her records weren’t country enough, Harris recorded Blue Kentucky Girl, one of her most traditional outings. Relying on a more acoustic sound, the album largely forsakes contemporary pop songs in favor of standard country fare, including the Louvin Brothers' "Everytime You Leave" and Leon Payne's "They'll Never Take His Love from Me."
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AC/DC
Highway To Hell

  (Item #: acdc_highw_2001) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Excellent sound for this AC/DC classic with solid Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides
  • An excellent early pressing with Hot Stamper sound on both sides - here's the midrange magic that’s surely missing from whatever 180g reissue has been made from the tapes (or, to be clear, a modern digital master copied from who-knows-what-tapes)
  • A real turning point for the band - the last album with Bon Scott, the first produced by Robert Mutt Lange, and the first to crack the Top 100 in America (with the gazillion selling Back in Black waiting right around the corner)
  • 5 stars: "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."
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Cat Stevens
Teaser & The Firecat

  (Item #: stevetease_1901_7_9_01) 

Our Price: $149.99
Sale Price: $99.99 (You save $50.00 / 33%)


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

  (Item #: policsynch_1903_7_01) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • This superb pressing of the band's final studio album boasts Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound throughout - 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
  • Every Breath You Take and Wrapped Around Your Finger are amazingly big, rich and Tubey Magical here
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Few other albums from 1983 merged tasteful pop, sophistication, and expert songwriting as well as Synchronicity did, resulting in yet another all-time classic."
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Tom Petty
Hard Promises

  (Item #: pettyhardp_1906_9_01) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An impressive copy of this 1981 release, with KILLER nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on both sides, close to our Shootout Winner - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Recorded at Sound City, home to some of the greatest analog sound ever recorded, this 1981 pressing still has plenty of ANALOG magic in its grooves
  • 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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Joni Mitchell
For The Roses

  (Item #: mitchforth_1906_10_01) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • With two outstanding Double Plus (A++) sides, this White Label 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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Johnny Winter
Second Winter

  (Item #: wintesecon_1907_01) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A superb sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound on all three sides!
  • All these sides are cleaner and clearer than most of the typically murky LPs we played, yet full-bodied and balanced with a solid bottom end and plenty of energy
  • The most famous 3 sided double album in rock and roll history - why fill out a fourth side when you only have enough good material for three?
  • Allmusic 1 1/2 Stars: "His reworking of Dylan's "Highway 61 Revisited" is the high spot of the record, a career-defining track that's still a major component of his modern-day set list."
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Peter Gabriel
Security

  (Item #: gabrisecur_2001) 

Our Price: $99.99
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  • A wonderful pressing of Gabriel's 1982 release, with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound throughout
  • We guarantee there is dramatically more richness, fullness and presence on this copy than others you've heard, and that's especially true for whatever godawful Heavy Vinyl pressing is currently being foisted on an undiscerning record buying public
  • One of the most important records in the Peter Gabriel canon, original and influential on so many levels
  • "Security remains a powerful listen, one of the better records in Gabriel's catalog, proving that he is becoming a master of tone, style, and substance..."
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The Rolling Stones
Aftermath

  (Item #: rolliafter_1909_01) 

Our Price: $129.99
Sale Price: $99.99 (You save $30.00 / 23%)


  • Both sides of this copy are outstanding, earning Double Plus (A++) grades for their Tubey Magical '60s British sound - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • Lady Jane, Under My Thumb and Mother's Little Helper are three of the best sounding tracks on side one - all are lively and solid here
  • 5 stars: "... the group began incorporating the influences of psychedelia and Dylan into their material with classics like "Paint It Black," an eerily insistent number one hit graced by some of the best use of sitar (played by Brian Jones) on a rock record. Other classics included the jazzy "Under My Thumb," where Jones added exotic accents with his vibes, and the delicate Elizabethan ballad "Lady Jane," where dulcimer can be heard..."
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Pink Floyd
Atom Heart Mother

  (Item #: pinkfatomh_1904_7_01) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • This outstanding copy of the band's fifth studio album boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • Super big and full with a massive bottom end and plenty of energy; the Tubey Magical richness on the best pressings is a joy to hear
  • While the music here may not be for everyone, if you're a fan you'll have a hard time finding a copy that sounds much better than this!
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Fleetwood Mac
Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac

  (Item #: fleetpeter_1901_6_01) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this UK pressing was one of the best we played in our recent shootout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Fleetwood Mac is by far our favorite British Blues band - these intensely heartfelt performances put even the most popular Blues groups' running around England in 1968 to shame
  • Forget whatever Heavy Vinyl imposter is in print - this vintage UK pressing has the kind of Tubey Magical Midrange that those modern LPs barely BEGIN to reproduce
  • 4 1/2 star: "Fleetwood Mac's debut LP was a highlight of the late-'60s British blues boom. Green's always inspired playing, the capable (if erratic) songwriting, and the general panache of the band as a whole placed them leagues above the overcrowded field..."
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David Bowie
Aladdin Sane

  (Item #: bowiealadd_1909_01) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding vintage UK pressing of Bowie's 1973 post-Ziggy classic with solid Double Plus (A++) grades for sound
  • Remarkable for the richness, smoothness and warmth that the best Ken Scott Tube Recordings are renowned for
  • 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."
  • Fun fact: Bowie "ruled the (British) album chart, accumulating an unprecedented 182 weeks on the list in 1973 with six different titles."
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Graham Nash
Wild Tales

  (Item #: nash_wildt_2001) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Here is an outstanding original Atlantic pressing of Graham Nash underrated second album, boasting superb Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides and relatively quiet vinyl
  • The sound is Classic 1973 Analog - smooth, rich, warm and tonally correct, with real energy and the natural sound that is the hallmark of the better Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young recordings
  • Filling out the band: Joni Mitchell, David Crosby, Dave Mason, Neil Young, David Lindley and too many others to list
  • "Nash speaks from his heart on Wild Tales and those that are willing to get past its sparse arrangements will be able to accept it for the masterpiece of folk-rock that it is."
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Carole King
Music

  (Item #: king_music_1903_9_01) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Superb sound throughout with both sides earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER
  • The vocals are present and breathy, the piano and bass clear, not smeary or murky -- this one was one of the better copies from our recent shootout
  • "... time has shown this album to be one of her finest... her songwriting is still in peak form, and there are many highlights including "It's Gonna Take Some Time" (also made into a hit by the Carpenters) and "Song of Long Ago" (with backing vocals by James Taylor)." - All Music, 4 Stars
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Bruce Springsteen
Darkness On The Edge Of Town

  (Item #: sprindarkn_1909_01) 

Our Price: $99.99
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  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this original pressing has the right sound for Darkness... and a healthy dose of analog magic in its grooves
  • Forget whatever dead-as-a-doornail Heavy Vinyl record they're making these days - if you want to hear the size and energy of this classic from 1978, this is the only way to go
  • The piano is solid and weighty, and there's a fair amount of Tubey Magic considering the troubled history of the project
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Springsteen presented these hard truths in hard rock settings, the tracks paced by powerful drumming and searing guitar solos."
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Bob Weir (Grateful Dead)
Heaven Help The Fool

  (Item #: weir_heave_1910_01) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy of Bob Weir's sophomore solo effort with solid Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Surprisingly well recorded, this pressing is simply bigger, bolder and richer than most other copies we played
  • " ... showcases the special flavor that Weir added to Jerry [Garcia]'s genius, where 2 identities blend effortlessly. "
  • "Jazzy in places, soft and smooth in others. Out of the ordinary for the Grateful Dead's co-founder, but easier for the uninitiated to absorb without losing the trademark oddity that Weir has always displayed. Top-notch stuff."
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