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White Hot Stamper

The Beatles
Please Please Me

  (Item #: beatlpleas_2005_1) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A stunning copy of the Beatles debut studio album with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This copy has superb presence, clarity and size - it's bigger, bolder and richer, as well as cleaner, clearer and more open than every other copy we played
  • 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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Grateful Dead
Terrapin Station

  (Item #: grateterra_2005) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) Shootout Winning side one and a Double Plus (A++) side two, you'll have a hard time finding a copy that sounds remotely as good as this one does
  • Produced by Keith Olsen of Fleetwood Mac fame, it's no surprise that the recording quality is quite a bit better than most of the records the band had been making at the time
  • "Terrapin Station offers a few choice glimpses of the band doing what it does best. While the most prominent example is the album's extended title suite, there are a few others such as the cover of the Rev. Gary Davis gospel-blues "Samson and Delilah" and a resurrection of the Martha & the Vandellas hit "Dancin' in the Streets."
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Eagles
Desperado

  (Item #: eagledespe_2005) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • This outstanding copy of the band's sophomore release boasts Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides and plays about as quietly as these Asylum White Label pressings ever do
  • Huge amounts of Tubey Magic, a strong bass foundation, and plenty of space around the guitars and voices - man, that is the sound we love
  • 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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The Moody Blues
In Search Of The Lost Chord

  (Item #: moodyinsea_2005) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This STUNNING early UK pressing has Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side two and plays on mostly quiet vinyl (for its age)
  • 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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Yes
Fragile

  (Item #: yes__fragi_2005) 

Our Price: $549.99

  • Astonishing Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides - Roundabout and Long Distance Runaround will blow your mind
  • Superb clarity, ZERO smear, astonishing transparency thanks to Eddie Offord's superb engineering
  • AMG 5 stars, 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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Billie Holiday
Lady In Satin

  (Item #: holidladyi_2005_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • With two KILLER Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sides and reasonably quiet vinyl, this Billie Holiday classic will be all but impossible to beat
  • Dramatically richer, fuller and more Tubey Magical than every other copy we played it against, with breathy vocals and rosiny, fairly smooth strings
  • Huge amounts of three-dimensional space and ambience, and Tubey Magic by the boatload - this 30th Street recording from 1958 shows how amazing Columbia's engineers were back then (not to mention the All Tube Chain technology they employed)
  • I'm a Fool to Want You on this copy may just send chills racing up and down your spine
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Lady Day herself said that this session was her personal favorite..."
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Led Zeppelin
Houses of the Holy

  (Item #: ledzehouse_2005) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This early Robert Ludwig pressing earned Double Plus (A++) grades for their outstanding sound and they play on reasonably quiet vinyl to boot
  • Wall to wall, floor to ceiling Led Zeppelin power - this copy delivers like you will not believe, or your money back
  • A Better Records Top 100 album (along with 4 other Zep titles), 5 Stars in AMG and a True Zeppelin Must Own Classic
  • The Tubey Magical acoustic guitars heard here should be a wake up call to every audiophile that trying to remaster this album is just not in the cards
  • 5 stars: "Jimmy Page's riffs rely on ringing, folky hooks as much as they do on thundering blues-rock, giving the album a lighter, more open atmosphere..."
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Simon & Garfunkel
Bookends

  (Item #: simonbooke_2005) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • An excellent 360 stereo pressing earning outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades throughout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • These killer copies have lovely midrange magic on the guitars and voices, as well as plenty of studio ambience on most tracks, especially the simpler, more folky ones
  • An album that has become much tougher to come by on the early label, especially copies that play this well and sound this good
  • Top 100, Five Stars, and some of this duo's best music - side two alone has four classics: Fakin' It, Mrs. Robinson, A Hazy Shade of Winter and At the Zoo
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The Kinks
Kinda Kinks

  (Item #: kinkskinda_2001_5) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This exceptional early pressing of The Kinks' sophomore release earned Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades or close to them on both sides - fairly quiet vinyl too (especially for a Kinks album)
  • This Pink and Green Reprise original MONO pressing is lively, balanced and vibrant, with a healthy dose of the Tubey Magical Richness the Kinks' recordings need in order to sound the way they should
  • 4 1/2 stars: "...this album showcased a much more sophisticated sound... it also put them right in the front of the British Invasion pack for seriousness and complexity, out in front of where the Beatles or almost any of the competition were in early 1965..."
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The Beatles
Rubber Soul

  (Item #: beatlrubbe_1910_5) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • With a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side one and a side two 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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The Beatles
The White Album

  (Item #: beatlwhite_2001_5) 

Our Price: $649.99

  • 11 pluses out of a possible 12?! Folks, this Triple Plus (A+++) White Hot White Album is just plain UNBEATABLE
  • This copy of the Beatles' double album masterpiece is going to thrill and delight the lucky person who snags it
  • Some of the most powerful and immersive Beatles sound you will ever hear - we guarantee you will be KNOCKED OUT
  • "If there is still any doubt that Lennon and McCartney are the greatest song writers since Schubert, then next Friday - with the publication of the new Beatles double LP - should surely see the last vestiges of cultural snobbery and bourgeois prejudice swept away in a deluge of joyful music making..." Right On!
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James Taylor
Sweet Baby James

  (Item #: taylosweet_2005_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This wonderful copy of Sweet Baby James boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last - reasonably quiet vinyl too
  • All that lovely echo is a dead giveaway that here is resolution far beyond other copies you may have heard
  • Top 100, inarguably a Masterpiece - Fire and Rain and Suite for 20 G (one of JT's All Time Best) are killer 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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James Taylor
Mud Slide Slim

  (Item #: taylomudsl_2005) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A wonderful copy of JT's classic followup to Sweet Baby James, boasting outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades for sound on both of its sides - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • This original WB Green Label pressing demonstrates the Tubey Magical Midrange that modern records almost never reproduce
  • Some of old JT's strongest material: You've Got a Friend; You Can Close Your Eyes; Hey Mister, That's Me up on the Jukebox and more
  • 4 stars on Allmusic - it destroys the recent reissue, which lacks the texture and warmth you get in abundance on these killer originals
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Super Hot Stamper (UK)

Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Emerson, Lake & Palmer

  (Item #: emersemers_1909_1_5) 

Our Price: $199.99
Sale Price: $149.99 (You save $50.00 / 25%)


  • This vintage Island pink rim import pressing boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from start to finish
  • Full-bodied and Tubey Magical, with especially smooth, present vocals - this is the sound we love at Better Records
  • ANALOG at its Tubey Magical finest - you'll never play a CD that sounds this good as long as you live
  • Lucky Man and Take A Pebble on this copy have Demo Disc Quality Sound like you won't believe
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Lively, ambitious, almost entirely successful debut album, made up of keyboard-dominated instrumentals and romantic ballads showcasing all three members' very daunting talents.'"
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White Hot Stamper

Billy Joel
52nd Street

  (Item #: joel_52nds_2005) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) Shootout Winning side one and a Double Plus (A++) side two, this copy had some of the best sound we have ever heard on this, Billy Joel's best sounding album
  • We guarantee there is dramatically more space, richness, vocal presence, and performance energy on this copy than others you've heard, and that's especially true if you made the mistake of buying whatever Heavy Vinyl pressing is currently on the market
  • 4 stars on Allmusic, Grammy award for Album of the Year, and Billy Joel's best batch of songs, even better than The Stranger
  • "...he dazzles with his melodic skills and his enthusiastic performances... not only... one of the biggest-selling artists of his era, but one of the most enjoyable mainstream hitmakers"
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Paul Simon
Still Crazy After All These Years

  (Item #: simonstill_2005) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • This KILLER pressing earned Shootout Winning QUADRUPLE Plus (A++++) sound on the first side and Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first
  • The immediacy of the vocals is striking, putting a living, breathing Paul Simon right between your speakers
  • An extremely 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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Super Hot Stamper (Issues)

Cat Stevens
Teaser & The Firecat (UK Island)

  (Item #: stevetease_1911_5ex) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • This timeless Classic Folk Rock recording on the British Island label offers superb Demo Disc Quality sound on both sides - fairly 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 - quiet vinyl too
  • 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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Super Hot Stamper (With an Issue)

Joni Mitchell
Blue

  (Item #: mitchblue_1910_5ex) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • 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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Hot Stamper

Frank Sinatra
Strangers In The Night

  (Item #: sinatstran_2005) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides, this Sinatra title surprised us with its excellent sound - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This title is one of the better sounding Reprise-era Sinatra pressings we have ever played
  • Credit must given to the extraordinarily inventive arrangements of Nelson Riddle and the All Tube engineering of Lee Herschberg
  • "Sinatra's singing is relaxed, confident, and surprisingly jazzy, as he plays with the melody of "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" and delivers a knockout punch with the assured, breathtaking "Summer Wind."
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Bizet - L'arlesienne And Carmen Suites

Our Shootout Winner from 2017

  (Item #: bizetcarme_6062_2017) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Orchestral Music Hall of Fame.

With a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side two and an excellent Double Plus (A++) side one, this pressing is one of the best sounding Carmen Suites we have ever heard. If you're looking to demonstrate just how good '60s All Tube Analog can be, this killer copy should be just the record to do it. This is only the second Carmen Suite to make it to the site, and it was worth the wait - the sound of this vintage Blueback is absolutely breathtaking. Recorded in 1961 using the amazing Decca Tree mic setup, it's yet another remarkable disc from the Golden Age of Vacuum Tube Recording.

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Sinead O'Connor
I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got

  (Item #: oconnidono_2005) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • A superb copy of Sinead O'Connor's best-selling sophomore release with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • This early UK pressing is big and rich with superb clarity and three-dimensional space that most pressings barely hint at
  • You won't believe how good Nothing Compares 2 U sounds here - it's surely one of the best torch songs ever written, and her performance of it (as well as the arrangement) is perfection
  • 4 1/2 stars: "...the album plays like a tour de force in its demonstration of everything O'Connor can do... it's evidence that, when on top of her game, O'Connor was a singular talent."
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Nearly White Hot Stamper

The Beatles
The White Album

  (Item #: beatlwhite_2005) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • You'll find crazy good sound throughout this British pressing, with a Triple Plus (A+++) side two, and sides three and four coming in just shy of our Shootout Winner at Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) -- exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Shootout Winning sound for some of the best songs on the album: Martha My Dear; I’m So Tired; Blackbird; Rocky Raccoon; Piggies; Don’t Pass Me By; Why Don’t We Do It in the Road?; I Will and Julia
  • "If there is still any doubt that Lennon and McCartney are the greatest song writers since Schubert, then next Friday - with the publication of the new Beatles double LP - should surely see the last vestiges of cultural snobbery and bourgeois prejudice swept away in a deluge of joyful music making..." Right On!
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Super Hot Stamper

The Police
Synchronicity

  (Item #: policsynch_2005) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy is guaranteed to blow the doors off any other pressing of Synchronicity you've heard
  • Every Breath You Take and Wrapped Around Your Finger are killer here - big, rich and Tubey Magical
  • 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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Randy Newman
Sail Away

  (Item #: newmasaila_2005_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • KILLER sound throughout with each side earning a Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grade or very close to it
  • Both sides here are big, full-bodied and Tubey Magical yet still clean, clear and present with a lovely bottom end and tons of energy
  • Our favorite Newman album for both music and sonics (12 Songs being the main competition)
  • 5 stars: "Whether he's writing for three pieces or 30, Newman makes superb use of the sounds available to him, and his vocals are the model of making the most of a limited instrument. Overall, Sail Away is one of Newman's finest works, musically adventurous and displaying a lyrical subtlety that would begin to fade in his subsequent works."
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James Taylor
Sweet Baby James

  (Item #: taylosweet_2005) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • An amazingly good sounding pressing from start to finish: Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it throughout
  • 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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Tony Bennett & Count Basie
Strike Up The Band

  (Item #: bennestrik_1812_3_5) 

Our Price: $49.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on this Emus pressing of Count Basie and Tony Bennett's 1959 classic collaboration
  • The originals we have played are uniformly horrible sounding compared to these wonderful reissues - the tonality here is Right On The Money
  • 4 1/2 stars: "... the pairing between Bennett and Basie remains impressive. The band raves through tunes like "With Plenty Of Money And You," and Bennett matches them, drawing strength from the bravura arrangements, while band and singer achieve a knowing tenderness on "Growing Pains." This is an album well worth owning..."
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Super Hot Stamper (Quiet)

Tchaikovsky / Piano Concerto #1 / Richter / Karajan

  (Item #: tchaipiano_dg_1909_1_5) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound and exceptionally quiet vinyl on both sides makes this one powerful Demo Disc set
  • Without a doubt some of THE BEST SOUND we have ever heard for this recording!
  • The huge space of a real concert hall seemingly transported right into your listening room
  • Richter is magnificent - our favorite performance of the Tchaikovsky First bar none
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The Pretenders
Learning To Crawl

  (Item #: pretelearn_1908_5) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This outstanding pressing offers solid Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • It's richer, clearer and more energetic than most of the others we played
  • With Robbie McIntosh having joined the band, this is first and foremost a guitar rock record - his jangly, grungy riffs drive every song
  • 5 stars: "While Hynde hardly held back in her emotionally potent songwriting in the Pretenders' early work, on Learning to Crawl there's a gravity to her lyrics that blended with her tough but wiry melodic sense and streetwise intelligence to create a set of truly remarkable tunes..."
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Fleetwood Mac
Rumours

  (Item #: fleetrumou_2005) 

Our Price: $549.99

  • A KILLER copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides - this copy has some of the best sound we have ever heard on Rumours
  • We guarantee Second Hand News, Dreams, Never Going Back Again, Don't Stop and Go Your Own Way are better here than you've ever heard them, or your money back
  • When you hear the amazing sound of this vintage pressing, you'll know why we consider Rumours a Better Records Top 100 Demo Disc of the highest order
  • 5 stars: "Each tune, each phrase regains its raw, immediate emotional power—which is why Rumours touched a nerve upon its 1977 release, and has since transcended its era to be one of the greatest, most compelling pop albums of all time."
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Super Hot Stamper (Quiet Vinyl)

Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac

  (Item #: fleetfleet_2005) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • With superb Double Plus (A++) grades or close to them on both sides, this pressing of the self-titled album boasts outstanding sound - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • 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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War
Deliver The Word

  (Item #: war__deliv_1902_5_9_12_4) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Insanely good Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides of this Shootout Winning copy - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • Thanks to the brilliant engineering of Chris Huston, the sound is War at its best: big, rich, smooth and clear, with the kind of low end whomp that few rock records from the era can claim
  • 4 Stars: "A smooth blend of the band's more progressive jazz-rock fusion, the LP shot to the top of the R&B charts, their second of four number one records in a row. It was a perfect tonic to the mediocre MOR music rampaging its way through the early part of the decade...A magical ride with plenty of surprises to keep the listener on his or her toes, this set is a perfect example of the band at their genre-fusing best."
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Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin IV

  (Item #: ledze4_2004) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A Hard Rockin' Zep IV, one that earned outstanding Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides
  • Dramatically fuller and smoother than most, making it possible to get the volume up good and loud where it belongs
  • Here they are: Black Dog, Rock & Roll, Stairway, When the Levee Breaks, and more, sounding better than you've ever heard them
  • 5 stars: "Encompassing heavy metal, folk, pure rock & roll, and blues, Led Zeppelin's untitled fourth album is a monolithic record, defining not only Led Zeppelin but the sound and style of '70s hard rock."
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Super Hot Stamper (quiet vinyl)

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Deja Vu

  (Item #: crosbdejav_2004) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A superb Big and Bold copy that earned seriously good sonic grades of Double Plus (A++) or BETTER on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is HUGE -- lively, present and rich in a way that nothing you've heard can compete with
  • One of our all-time favorite albums at Better Records and one that almost never sounds THIS good
  • 5 stars: "...this variety made Déjà Vu a rich musical banquet for the most serious and personal listeners, while mass audiences reveled in the glorious harmonies and the thundering electric guitars..."
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Super Hot Stamper (Quiet Vinyl)

Steely Dan
Aja

  (Item #: steelaja_2004) 

Our Price: $199.99

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

Pink Floyd
Dark Side Of The Moon

  (Item #: pinkfdarks_2004_) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides and exceptionally QUIET vinyl, this mindblowing recording is guaranteed to rock your world
  • The transparency, the clarity, the energy, the power - it's all here on these very special import pressings
  • Just listen to how clear the clocks are on Time, how breathy the vocals are on Breathe, how textured the synthesizers are and how silky the top end is from the beginning of the album all the way to the powerful finish
  • A Top 100 album (Top Ten actually) and Demo Disc to rival the most amazing sounding records of all time
  • 5 stars: "...what gives the album true power is the subtly textured music... no other record defines [Pink Floyd] quite as well as this one."
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Super Hot Stamper (Quiet Vinyl)

Cat Stevens
Teaser & The Firecat

  (Item #: stevetease_1901_7_9_4) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • 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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Super Hot Stamper

Aerosmith
Get Your Wings

  (Item #: aerosgetyo_2004_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac

  (Item #: fleetfleet_2004) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With superb Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER on both sides, this pressing of the self-titled album boasts outstanding 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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James Taylor
JT

  (Item #: taylojt_2004) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding copy of JT, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER throughout
  • It's a superb recording - a member of our Top 100, in fact - but it takes a pressing like this to show you just how BIG and LIVELY it can sound
  • The big hits Your Smiling Face and Handy Man both sound great here - thanks Val Garay!
  • 4 stars: "JT was James Taylor's best album since Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon because it acknowledged the darkness of his earlier work while explaining the deliberate lightness of his current viewpoint, and because it was his most consistent collection in years."
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Led Zeppelin
Houses of the Holy

  (Item #: ledzehouse_2004_2) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy is guaranteed to blow the doors off any other copy of Houses you've heard and it plays as quietly as any copy ever will (and FAR BETTER than most)
  • Wall to wall, floor to ceiling Led Zeppelin power - this copy delivers like you will not believe, or your money back
  • A Better Records Top 100 album (along with 4 other Zep titles), 5 Stars in AMG and a True Zeppelin Must Own Classic
  • The Tubey Magical acoustic guitars heard here should be a wake up call to every audiophile that trying to remaster this album is just not in the cards
  • "Jimmy Page's riffs rely on ringing, folky hooks as much as they do on thundering blues-rock, giving the album a lighter, more open atmosphere..."
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Billy Joel
52nd Street

  (Item #: joel_52nds_2004_1) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides of this copy, the best sounding album Billy Joel ever made - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is rich, smooth, and full -- you'll have a hard time finding a better sounding pressing on the planet
  • 4 stars on Allmusic, Grammy award for Album of the Year, and musically Billy Joel's best batch of songs
  • "...he dazzles with his melodic skills and his enthusiastic performances... not only... one of the biggest-selling artists of his era, but one of the most enjoyable mainstream hitmakers"
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The Doors
Waiting For the Sun

  (Item #: doorswaiti_2004_2) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Two outstanding sides on this exceptionally well-recorded Doors album, with strong Double Plus (A++) sound and reasonably quiet vinyl for a Gold Label pressing
  • The sound is present, lively and tonally correct, with Jim Morrison's baritone reproduced with the weight, presence, space and depth all but missing from the reissues
  • It's tough (not to mention expensive) to find these early Gold Label pressings with this kind of sound and reasonably quiet vinyl
  • "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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Neil Young
After The Gold Rush

  (Item #: youngafter_2004_3) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • An outstanding pressing, with solid Double Plus (A++) grades or close to them - exceptionally quiet vinyl too, as quiet as we can find them
  • This is the vinyl embodiment of the Classic Analog Rock sound we love - rich, full-bodied, warm, punchy, dynamic and clear
  • 5 Stars in Allmusic, Top 100, and a Demo Disc that is guaranteed to knock your socks off
  • "It's a magnificent, style-setting album which saw the Canadian's elevation to rock hero. For those who like their emotion raw."
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Neil Young
After The Gold Rush

  (Item #: youngafter_2004_2) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: doorswaiti_2004) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • 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 - "Despite the fact that Morrison was becoming a self-destructing mess, Krieger, Ray Manzarek and John Densmore were never more lucid – perhaps to compensate. This was a band at its most dexterous, creative, and musically diverse ..."
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The Beatles
Rubber Soul

  (Item #: beatlrubbe_2004_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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The Doors
The Soft Parade

  (Item #: doorssoftp_2004) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound and fairly quiet vinyl on both sides, this copy will be very hard to beat
  • The sound is rich and lively, with solid brass and punchy drums - thanks Bruce Botnick, where would The Doors be without you?
  • Full of great songs: Touch Me, Runnin' Blue, Wild Child, Wishful Sinful and the amazingly trippy Soft Parade extended suite
  • "Much like a true “parade” of an English fugue, the song morphs from Morrison’s a capella sermon-like intro to a Baroque ballad to a show tune-like section to the long rock outro, the music masterfully following the flowing, stream of consciousness lyric." Hell yeah!
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The Beatles
Let It Be

  (Item #: beatlletit_2004) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) graded sides or BETTER, this UK pressing is bringing out the best qualities Let It Be's sound - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • There's no studio wizardry, no heavy-handed mastering, no phony EQ - here is some of the most realistic, natural Beatles sound you can get
  • Copies like this one make good on the promise that Let It Be captures the greatest rock band of all time playing and singing their hearts out
  • "The album is on the whole underrated... it's an album well worth having, as when the Beatles were in top form here, they were as good as ever."
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Count Basie
Basie Big Band

  (Item #: basiebasie_big_band_1904_7_12_4) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An insanely good copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it throughout
  • Both sides are incredibly rich, lively and clear - musically and sonically this is one of the best Basie Big Band records!
  • Guaranteed to be dramatically livelier and more dynamic than any Basie title you've heard
  • Lots of tight, deep, note-like bass and mostly correct timbre for the brass throughout
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K.D. Lang
Ingenue

  (Item #: lang_ingen_2004) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find very good Hot Stamper sound on both sides of this copy of Lang's 2nd solo album
  • The sound of this rare import is full, lively, and warm, with solid bass and breathy, clear vocals
  • Includes Lang favorites Miss Chatelaine and Constant Craving - both sound very good here
  • 4 stars: "... the craft of the album is impressive indeed, and few artists have reinvented themselves with as much poise and panache as lang did on Ingénue."
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Wes Montgomery
Goin' Out of My Head

  (Item #: montggoino_1906_10_4) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Incredible Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides, this early stereo copy blew the competition away with its size, Tubey Magical richness and vibrant jazz energy
  • Once again Oliver Nelson's Big Band arrangements take the music to another level - the guy's a genius
  • Jazz writer Josef Woodard called the release "Commercial firepower and Grammy-winning accessibility notwithstanding, it's a classic big-band album, with smart charts by Nelson and stolen moments of Montgomery's guitar grandeur and romantic truth scattered throughout. The title track that made so much commercial and critical noise is all of 2:12 in duration, but the album also features plenty of jazz fiber..."
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Led Zeppelin
Houses of the Holy

  (Item #: ledzehouse_2004_1) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • A stunning sounding copy that takes the sound of Houses of the Holy to a whole new level, with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • Wall to wall, floor to ceiling Zeppelin Rock and Roll power - The Ocean explodes on this pressing like nothing you have ever heard
  • A Better Records Top 100 album (along with 4 other Zep titles), 5 Stars in AMG and a True Zeppelin Must Own Classic
  • The Tubey Magical acoustic guitars heard here should be a wake up call to every audiophile that trying to remaster this album is just not in the cards
  • "Jimmy Page's riffs rely on ringing, folky hooks as much as they do on thundering blues-rock, giving the album a lighter, more open atmosphere..."
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Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Swings Brightly With Nelson

  (Item #: fitzgella_swings_brightly_1904_10_4) 

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


  • An excellent early stereo copy with Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • Exceptionally lovely All Tube sound from 1961, with a huge, rich orchestra conducted by the legendary Nelson Riddle
  • Fitzgerald's performance on this album won her the Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, her 7th Grammy
  • "The singer has rarely sounded better than during this period. Fitzgerald sticks mostly to familiar standards and is particularly memorable on 'Don't Be That Way,' 'What Am I Here For,' 'I'm Gonna Go Fishin',' and 'I Won't Dance.'"
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George Harrison
All Things Must Pass

  (Item #: harriallth_1905_7_10_4) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With superb Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER across all six sides, this early British box set of All Things Must Pass has sound that will be tough to beat - very quiet vinyl for this album too
  • It's rich and Tubey Magical, yet still clean and (fairly) clear with lovely studio space and a solid bottom end
  • If you've struggled with domestic pressings and later imports or Heavy Vinyl reissues, your troubles are over - here is the sound you were looking for
  • "Without a doubt, Harrison's first solo recording is his best. Drawing on his backlog of unused compositions from the late Beatles era, Harrison crafted material that managed the rare feat of conveying spiritual mysticism without sacrificing his gifts for melody and grand, sweeping arrangements."
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Neil Young
After The Gold Rush

  (Item #: youngafter_2004_1) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • A KILLER copy of Neil's third solo outing with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it from start to finish
  • The vinyl embodiment of the Classic Analog Rock sound we love - rich, full-bodied, warm, punchy, dynamic and clear
  • One of our favorite classic rock albums for music and sound, arguably Neil's best, probably his most consistent
  • 5 Stars in Allmusic, Top 100, and a Demo Disc that is guaranteed to knock your socks off
  • "It's a magnificent, style-setting album which saw the Canadian's elevation to rock hero. For those who like their emotion raw."
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Jefferson Airplane - Volunteers

Our Shootout Winner from 2018

  (Item #: jeffevolun_2018) 



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

This original RCA Orange Label pressing boasts dramatically better sound than most pressings - this is a very good way to hear this notoriously problematical album. Featuring a host of stellar guest musicians, including Jerry Garcia, David Crosby, and Stephen Stills.

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The Beatles
Please Please Me

  (Item #: beatlpleas_2002_4) 

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


  • 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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The Beatles
A Collection of Beatles Oldies

  (Item #: beatlcolle_1908_11_1_4) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • KILLER Triple Plus (A+++) Demo Disc quality sound throughout, this copy was the best British pressing 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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Stevie Wonder
Innervisions

  (Item #: wondeinner_1912_4) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • With stunning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides, this was the best copy we played in our recent shootout
  • A Stevie Wonder classic as well as a proud member of our Top 100, but you will need a copy like this one to prove that it belongs there
  • Richness, warmth, Tubey Magic, and clarity are important to the sound, and here you will find plenty of all four
  • "Stevie Wonder applied his tremendous songwriting talents to the unsettled social morass that was the early '70s and produced one of his greatest, most important works, a rich panoply of songs addressing drugs, spirituality, political ethics, and what looked to be the failure of the '60s dream -- all set within a collection of charts as funky and catchy as any he'd written before."
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The Lovin' Spoonful
John Sebastian Songbook, Vol. 1

  (Item #: lovinjohns_2003) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With STUNNING Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades on both sides, the sound quality of the tracks on this compilation is impressive
  • Both sides are rich, full-bodied, Tubey Magical, and natural with a solid bottom end - 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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Jeff Beck
Wired

  (Item #: beck_wired_1910_03) 

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


  • An excellent copy of Jeff Beck's third solo effort with Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Big and full with a punchy bottom end and driving jazz/rock energy, here are the elements critical to the best sounding copies
  • Wired, the sequel to the hugely successful Blow by Blow, was produced by Sir George Martin and mixed by Geoff Emerick
  • "Within a two-year span, the twin towers Blow by Blow and Wired set a standard for instrumental rock that even Beck has found difficult to match. On Wired, with first-rate material and collaborators on hand, one of rock's most compelling guitarists is in top form."
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David Bowie
Young Americans

  (Item #: bowieyoung_2003) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This superb copy of Bowie's one and only soul album boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • One of the five or ten best Bowie songs of all time is on this very album: Somebody up There Likes Me, with David Sanborn for more than six minutes blowing his brains out on the sax
  • On the more transparent copies such as this one, it's much easier to pick out all the background vocalists in the dense mixes that Bowie tends to favor
  • One of our favorites by The Man, with so many killer tracks: Young Americans, Win, Fascination, Across the Universe and, of course, Fame
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Neil Young
Harvest

  (Item #: youngharve_2003ex) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) Shootout Winning side two and a nearly as good (A++ to A+++) side one, this copy has some of the best sound we have ever heard for Neil's Magnum Opus, Harvest
  • The sound is rich and full-bodied with exceptional analog warmth and wonderful vocal presence, true to the quality of the brilliance of the recording
  • A Top 100 album, with music that no audiophile collection should be without
  • "...the love songs and the harrowing portrait of a friend's descent into heroin addiction, "The Needle and the Damage Done," remain among Young's most affecting and memorable songs."
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Stan Getz
Getz with Almeida

  (Item #: getz_almei_2003_) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • 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
  • Another Getz Bossa Nova Classic, recorded immediately after Getz/Gilberto, with comparable sound quality from Val Valentin's All Tube Recording Chain
  • "Continuing his practice of running through one star guitarist after another, this time Getz has Laurindo Almeida as the designated rhythm man, featured composer, and solo foil. Jobim's "Outra Vez" is a particularly lovely example of Getz's freedom and effortless lyricism contrasted against Almeida's anchored embroidering. [I]n the long view, one should be thankful that these musicians were recording so much cherishable material."
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Paul Simon
Still Crazy After All These Years

  (Item #: simonstill_2003) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy will be very hard to beat - exceptionally 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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Heart
Little Queen

  (Item #: heartlittl_2003) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • An excellent copy of Heart's sophomore effort, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from the first note to the last - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Barracuda and Love Alive are two of Heart's best songs bar none and they are guaranteed to blow your mind here
  • This is one of the better copies we heard in our most recent shootout - both sides are big and solid with energy to spare
  • A Rock and Pop Top 100 album with Demo Disc sound on a very special pressing such as this - it will rock your world
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Jennifer Warnes
Famous Blue Raincoat

  (Item #: warnefamou_1910_03) 

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


  • An absolutely magical copy, with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too, as quiet as we can find them
  • Turn this one up good and loud (which you can do when the sound is right) and you'll have a living, breathing Jennifer Warnes standing right between your speakers
  • The space, resolution, and clarity here are wonderful - for evidence just look to the rosiny texture on the string arrangement of the Song of Bernadette
  • 4 1/2 stars: "The high point may have been the Warnes-Cohen duet on "Joan of Arc," but the album was consistently impressive."
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Aerosmith
Night In The Ruts

  (Item #: aerosnight_1908_11_03) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A KILLER copy of Night In The Ruts with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish - we've never heard the record sound better
  • Both sides of this original Columbia pressing are doing everything right -- big, rich and full-bodied yet still clean, clear and lively
  • Lauded by Steven Tyler as his favorite Aerosmith album, this collection includes "Mia," a lullaby Tyler wrote for his daughter
  • "While the band looks back upon this period as hazy and frustrating, Night in the Ruts is a surprisingly coherent and inspired album. ... it was definitely leaner and more focused than their last studio release."
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Paul McCartney
Tug of War

  (Item #: mccartugof_1912_03) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A Shootout Winning copy of McCartney's Tug Of War from 1982, with amazing Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the first
  • We had a devil of a time finding sound as good as this on Tug of War - most copies are just plain awful
  • A copy with transparency and clarity like this lets you appreciate George Martin's masterful production work - you will easily hear the results on Ebony and Ivory
  • 4 1/2 stars: "[Its] crowd-pleasing genre-hopping finds its apotheosis on "Take It Away," a salute to eager performers and the crowds who love them, which means it summarizes not only the appeal of Tug of War in general -- it is, by design, a record that gives the people old Beatle Paul -- but McCartney in general."
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David Bowie
Young Americans

  (Item #: bowieyoung_2001_03) 

Our Price: $199.99
Sale Price: $169.99 (You save $30.00 / 15%)


  • A killer copy of Bowie's one and only soul album with Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • This pressing was simply bigger and fuller than the competition, with plenty of funky energy and three-dimensional studio space
  • On an exceptionally transparent copy such as this one, it's much easier to pick out all the background vocalists in the relatively dense mixes that Bowie favored here, and that's the kind of sound that wins shootouts
  • One of our favorites by The Man, with so many killer tracks: Young Americans, Win, Fascination, Somebody Up There Likes Me, Across the Universe and, of course, Fame
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Cat Stevens
Teaser & The Firecat

  (Item #: stevetease_1909_12_03) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • These amazing sides, each with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it, will rock your world with their size, richness, clarity and ENERGY, the likes of which you may have never experienced on vinyl
  • A Brilliant Classic Folk Rock recording - the right British Island Pink Rim label pressings offer Demo Disc Quality sound and then some, as good as any record you can find on the site
  • AMG 5 Stars and a Top 10 album - in some ways it's surely 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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George Harrison
All Things Must Pass

  (Item #: harriallth_1906_8_11_03) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • With stunning Triple Plus (A+++) grades or very close to them on four of the six sides, this early British box set of All Things Must Pass has sound that will be very hard to beat
  • It's incredibly rich and Tubey Magical, yet still relatively clear, with lovely studio space and vocal presence
  • If you've struggled with domestic pressings and later imports or Heavy Vinyl reissues, your troubles are over - here is the sound you were looking for
  • "Without a doubt, Harrison's first solo recording is his best. Drawing on his backlog of unused compositions from the late Beatles era, Harrison crafted material that managed the rare feat of conveying spiritual mysticism without sacrificing his gifts for melody and grand, sweeping arrangements."
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Paul McCartney and Wings
Red Rose Speedway

  (Item #: mccarredro_1901_6_10_01_03) 

Our Price: $199.99
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  • This early British EMI pressing has stunning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound throughout - respectable vinyl for a vintage import too
  • This copy had the sound we were looking for on a McCartney record from this era - the size, the weight, the energy, the vocal presence, they're all here
  • "Red Rose Speedway winds up being a really strange record... [it's] every bit as insular as the lo-fi records of the early '90s, but considerably more artful, since it was, after all, designed by one of the great pop composers of the century. ...McCartney's little flourishes are intoxicating -- not just the melodies, but the facile production and offhand invention."
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Jennifer Warnes
Famous Blue Raincoat

  (Item #: warnefamou_2001_03) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A Demo Disc quality pressing of this longtime audiophile favorite, with stunning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side two - exceptionally quiet vinyl too, as quiet as we can find them
  • Turn this one up good and loud (which you can do when the sound is right) and you'll have a living, breathing Jennifer Warnes standing right between your speakers
  • The space, resolution, and clarity here are wonderful - for evidence just look to the rosiny texture on the string arrangement of the Song of Bernadette
  • 4 1/2 stars: "The high point may have been the Warnes-Cohen duet on "Joan of Arc," but the album was consistently impressive."
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Dire Straits
Brothers In Arms

  (Item #: diresbroth_2003) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With seriously good Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides, this copy is guaranteed to blow the doors off any other Brothers in Arms you've heard
  • Tonally correct from top to bottom, with a solid bottom end and fairly natural vocals (for the recording), this is the sound they were going for in the studio
  • Drop the needle on So Far Away -- it's airy, open, and spacious, yet still rich and full-bodied
  • "One of their most focused and accomplished albums ... Dire Straits had never been so concise or pop-oriented, and it wore well on them."
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Glenn Frey
Soul Searchin'

  (Item #: frey_souls_1912_03) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last, this copy will be very hard to beat - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • We were shocked to find out that this album actually sounds very analog - rich, smooth, sweet and natural
  • Elliot Scheiner (Royal Scam, Aja, Nightfly) produced and also did some engineering - he is to be commended for his excellent work here
  • "Though I left Detroit and went to California to cut my teeth on country-rock, I've remained obsessed with the music of my adolescence, the great soul hits of the '60s and early '70s."
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The Cars
Candy-O

  (Item #: cars_candy_2003) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

  (Item #: doorswaiti_1906_10_03) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Two insanely good sides for this superbly recorded Doors album, with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it throughout - reasonably quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is present, lively and tonally correct, with Morrison's rich vocals well reproduced and especially Tubey Magical
  • It's tough (not to mention expensive) to find these early Gold Label pressings with this kind of sound and vinyl that's scratch free
  • "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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Elvis Presley
On Stage February 1970

  (Item #: preslonsta_2003) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With an amazing Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) side two and an excellent Double Plus (A++) side one, this original RCA Orange Label is guaranteed to sound dramatically better than any copy you've ever heard; exceptionally quiet vinyl too!
  • Here's Elvis doing songs made famous by others, proving that he can still out-rock and out-soul practically anybody alive
  • With ten million copies sold to date, this album's appeal has transcended its time and must be considered a true Elvis Classic
  • 4 Stars: ""The Wonder of You" might not have been "That's All Right" or even "Heartbreak Hotel," but it was a towering performance by a singer who could, even then, run circles around virtually anyone in the business this side of Roy Orbison."
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Frank Sinatra
Come Swing With Me!

  (Item #: sinatcomes_1910_12_03) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This outstanding Capitol stereo pressing boasts incredible Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • On this superb pressing you'll hear Billy May's arrangements - just brass, no strings or winds - blasting behind Sinatra like never before
  • This was Sinatra's final swing session with Capitol and on a pressing as good as this one you can tell he and the band are having a blast
  • "...his intense, speedy energy gives the album an edge that distinguishes the record... it [has] enough genuine gems to make it necessary."
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Gerry Mulligan
Jeru

  (Item #: mullijeru_1901_8_03) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This Black Print 360 original stereo pressing put most copies we played to shame with wonderful Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • Tubier, more transparent, more dynamic, with that "jumpin' out of the speakers' quality that only The Real Thing (an old record) ever has
  • Hard to imagine any reissue, vintage or otherwise, can beat the sound of this LP - we sure couldn't find one
  • "Jeru flawlessly swings with a relaxed, throbbing, positive life force."
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The Grateful Dead
Workingman's Dead

  (Item #: grateworki_1906_10_03) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • With Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it on both sides, this was one of the best copies in our recent shootout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This one is country rockin' like crazy, with full-bodied, smooth, tonally correct, hi-rez sound
  • A Top 100 album, and a truly superb recording of the Dead at the peak of their creativity (along with American Beauty)
  • 5 stars: "The lilting Uncle John's Band, their first radio hit, opens the record and perfectly summarizes its subtle, spare beauty; complete with a new focus on more concise songs and tighter arrangements, the approach works brilliantly."
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Steely Dan
Gaucho

  (Item #: steelgauch_2003) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this was one of the better sounding copies we played in our recent shootout
  • This original pressing has three-dimensional ambience, tubey richness, you-are-there immediacy, tight bass, clear guitar transients, silky highs, and truckloads of analog magic on every track
  • 4 stars in the AMG, 4 1/2 in Rolling Stone, and one of this exceptionally well recorded band's Three Best Sounding Albums - a true Must Own
  • "Despite its coolness, the music is quite beautiful. With its crystalline keyboard textures and diaphanous group vocals, ''Gaucho'' contains the sweetest music Steely Dan has ever made." New York Times
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George Harrison
All Things Must Pass

  (Item #: harriallth_1912_03) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • With superb Double Plus (A++) grades across all six sides, this early British box set of All Things Must Pass has sound that will be very hard to beat
  • If you've struggled with dubby domestic pressings, lifeless later imports, imports from the wrong countries (any one but the UK), or the veiled and opaque Heavy Vinyl reissue, your troubles are over - here is the sound you've been looking for all these years
  • "Drawing on his backlog of unused compositions from the late Beatles era, Harrison crafted material that managed the rare feat of conveying spiritual mysticism without sacrificing his gifts for melody and grand, sweeping arrangements."
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The Rolling Stones
Let It Bleed

  (Item #: rolliletit_2002_2) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • With BOTH sides earning outstanding Double Plus (A++) sonic grades, here is a killer All Analog pressing showcasing the Stones at the peak of their Rock and Roll power
  • Unlike Sticky Fingers, this is a record we can actually find in audiophile playing condition without having to charge an arm and a leg 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 ultimate Stones Trilogy.]
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Steely Dan
Countdown to Ecstasy

  (Item #: steelcount_2002_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This Steely Dan favorite boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl for this title too
  • Razor Boy (a personal favorite), Show Biz Kids, My Old School, Pearl of the Quarter and King of the World are superb here
  • Richer and clearer, with a more solid bottom end - this is the sound that lets the only real rock album this band ever made actually ROCK the way it should
  • 5 stars: "...its eight songs are rich with either musical or lyrical detail that their album rock or art rock contemporaries couldn't hope to match."
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Rickie Lee Jones
Rickie Lee Jones

  (Item #: jonesricki_2002_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A superb pressing, earning Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) grades on both sides, right up there with the best we heard in our shootout all day
  • Exceptionally present, real and resolving, this pressing is guaranteed to murder any remastering undertaken by anyone, past, present and future
  • The superbly talented musicians and engineers deserve much of the credit for making this album a Grammy Winning Must Own Audiophile Favorite
  • 4 stars: "One of the most impressive debuts for a singer/songwriter ever, this infectious mixture of styles not only features a strong collection of original songs but also a singer with a savvy, distinctive voice that can be streetwise, childlike, and sophisticated, sometimes all in the same song."
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The Beatles
Let It Be

  (Item #: beatlletit_2002_1) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A wonderful Shootout Winning copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides - these are some Hot Stampers, folks!
  • There's no studio wizardry, no heavy-handed mastering, no phony EQ - here is some of the most realistic, natural Beatles sound you can get
  • Truly great copies like this one make good on the promise that Let It Be captures the greatest rock band of all time playing and singing their hearts out
  • "The album is on the whole underrated... it's an album well worth having, as when the Beatles were in top form here, they were as good as ever."
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Coleman Hawkins
Night Hawk

  (Item #: hawkinight_1812_7_02) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • An outstanding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • With a nearly perfect balance of analog richness and high-res clarity and space, this reissue showed us once again just how good an engineer Rudy Van Gelder could be back in 1961
  • "This [album] has many fine moments from these two highly competitive jazzmen, particularly the lengthy title cut and a heated tradeoff on "In a Mellow Tone," on which Davis goes higher but Hawkins wins on ideas."
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Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Emerson...

  (Item #: emersemers_1911_02_) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This vintage Island Pink Rim import pressing boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - exceptionally QUIET vinyl too
  • Spacious, rich and dynamic, with especially smooth, present vocals - this is what we love about Eddie Offord's work here
  • ANALOG at its Tubey Magical finest - you'll never play a CD that sounds this good as long as you live
  • Lucky Man and Take A Pebble on this copy have Demo Disc Quality Sound like you won't believe
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Lively, ambitious, almost entirely successful debut album... [which] showcased the group at its least pretentious and most musicianly ...there isn't much excess, and there is a lot of impressive musicianship here."
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The Doors
The Soft Parade

  (Item #: doorssoftp_1906_10_12_02) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • With Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it throughout, this copy will be all but impossible to beat!
  • The sound is incredibly powerful from start to finish -- big, rich, full-bodied, present and lively -- thanks Bruce Botnick, where would The Doors be without you?
  • Full of great songs: Touch Me, Runnin' Blue, Wild Child, Wishful Sinful and the amazingly trippy Soft Parade extended suite (with Triple Plus sound no less)
  • "Much like a true “parade” of an English fugue, the song morphs from Morrison’s a capella sermon-like intro to a Baroque ballad to a show tune-like section to the long rock outro, the music masterfully following the flowing, stream of consciousness lyric." Hell yeah!
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The Beatles
Magical Mystery Tour

  (Item #: beatlmagic_1909_12_02) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • Incredible Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it from beginning to end, this copy is guaranteed to blow your mind - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • A stunning copy with some of the best Beatles sound money can buy - superb work from Ken Scott here
  • Demo Quality Sound for I Am The Walrus, Strawberry Fields Forever, Baby You're A Rich Man and more
  • You won't believe how powerful the sound is - it's big, rich, open and lively beyond any expectations you may have had
  • A longtime Top 100 album and Psych Masterpiece that knocks us out every time we do the shootout for it
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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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Steely Dan
Aja

  (Item #: steelaja_2002) 

Our Price: $399.99

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

  (Item #: gratewakeo_1904_9_02) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Stunning sound throughout with Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides and vinyl that is about as quiet as we can find
  • This original pressing has the kind of Tubey Magical Midrange that modern records cannot even BEGIN to reproduce
  • A difficult album to find audiophile quality sound for, this is one of the best copies to ever hit the site
  • "Wake of the Flood was certainly as good - if not arguably better than - most of their previous non-live efforts."
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The Beatles
Abbey Road

  (Item #: beatlabbey_2002) 

Our Price: $699.99

  • An exceptional copy of The Beatles' last and arguably greatest album, with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Here's an Abbey Road that's big, rich, sweet and present, with strong energy, wonderfully breathy vocals and huge guitars
  • If you've heard the disastrous new pressing, then you know how important it is to play a real, vintage, analog pressing
  • A copy this good might just give you a new appreciation for one of the Greatest Rock Albums of All Time
  • 5 Stars, a permanent member of the Better Records Top 100, and a Desert Island Disc if ever there was one
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Derek and the Dominos
Layla

  (Item #: dereklayla_2002_1) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Absolutely KILLER with all four sides earning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades or very close to them - exceptionally 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 own whatever Heavy Vinyl pressing is currently on the market, made from who-knows-what tapes
  • One of the most difficult albums to find great sound for, but the music makes it worth all the time and trouble we spent finding this pressing
  • 5 stars: "What really makes Layla such a powerful record is that Clapton, ignoring the traditions that occasionally painted him into a corner, simply tears through these songs with burning, intense emotion."
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Cannonball Adderley
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy!

  (Item #: addermercy_1910_02) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Exceptional Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this 1965 release, one of the better copies from our shootout
  • One of the man's most enjoyable albums - the sound here is bigger and livelier than most, and above all it's balanced, avoiding many of the problems we heard on other pressings
  • Joe Zawinul (Weather Report) wrote the title song, which became a big hit for Adderley (and later The Buckinghams), and he plays on the album
  • 5 Stars: "Adderley's irrepressible exuberance was a major part of his popularity, and no document captures that quality as well -- or with such tremendous musical rewards -- as Mercy, Mercy, Mercy."
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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: $129.99

  • With two outstanding sides each rating a Double Plus (A++), 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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