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Hank Jones & Oliver Nelson
Happenings

  (Item #: joneshappe_1804_1902) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • This early Impulse pressing boasts KILLER Triple Plus (A+++) sound from first note to last - quiet vinyl too
  • Clear, open, and full, the sound of this stereo copy handily beat every other one we played in our shootout
  • The arrangements here are unusual, combining the sound of a big band with Jones' electric harpsichord
  • Clark Terry brings his marvelous, gravely vocals to "Winchester Cathedral" in a powerful arrangment that, on a copy THIS good, really swings
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Peter, Paul & Mary
See What Tomorrow Brings

  (Item #: peterseewh_1806_1902) 

Our Price: $149.99
Sale Price: $129.00 (You save $20.99 / 14%)


  • This incredible copy boasts killer Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side two and an outstanding Double Plus (A++) side one
  • Wonderfully rich, sweet vocals - it’s hard to imagine this trio sounding much better than they do on this very copy
  • Very quiet for a WB Gold label original -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "See What Tomorrow Brings is a strong album that plays to the strengths of Peter, Paul, & Mary. There is a good variety of material within their folk format, and a nice esprit de corps that pervades the recording. All members sing lead, which brings a good balance to the proceedings."
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Thelonious Monk
Criss-Cross

  (Item #: monk_criss_1811_1902) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • This early stereo pressing won our shootout - insanely good Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides
  • Columbia records produced by Teo Macero in the early '60s have consistently open, natural sound - this one from '63 is no exception
  • The piano sounds amazing here -- natural and dynamic, letting Monk's passionate playing shine
  • "Thelonious Monk's second album for Columbia Records features some of the finest work that Monk ever did in the studio with his '60s trio and quartet ... This is prime Monk for any degree of listener."
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The Who
Who Are You

  (Item #: who__whoar_1809_1902) 

Our Price: $299.99
Sale Price: $249.00 (You save $50.99 / 17%)


  • Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side and Double Plus (A++) on the second - you'll have a hard time finding a copy that sounds remotely as good as this one does
  • This copy has the Glyn Johns/The Who BIG and BOLD Sound we demand from this famous producer/artist collaboration
  • Exceptionally quiet throughout -- both sides play Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • The title song sounds great on this killer copy -- the dynamic power of the recording comes through loud and clear
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The Beatles
A Hard Day’s Night

  (Item #: beatlahard_1811_1902) 

Our Price: $349.99
Sale Price: $299.00 (You save $50.99 / 15%)


  • With Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it throughout, we guarantee you've never heard A Hard Day's Night sound remotely as good as it does here
  • On top of that this vintage UK pressing plays on relatively quiet vinyl - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • Both sides are big, spacious and absolutely jumping out of the speakers, with relatively rich, smooth sound
  • This one gets the heart of the music right - the lad's voices - and that's what makes The Beatles FUN to listen to
  • 100% Lennon-McCartney originals: "Decades after its original release, its punchy blend of propulsive rhythms, jangly guitars, and infectious, singalong melodies is remarkably fresh." 5 Stars
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The Faces
Long Player

  (Item #: faceslongp_1711_1902) 

Our Price: $199.99
Sale Price: $169.00 (You save $30.99 / 15%)


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

  (Item #: policregga_1802_1902) 

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


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

  (Item #: yes__yesal_1812_1902) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A Big As Life copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades or close to them on both sides - the sound is MASSIVE
  • Parts of the album are nothing less than startling in their Prog Rock Power - Starship Trooper with Triple Plus sound is insane here
  • A Top 100 Album and the band's best sounding record if you ask us (although Fragile can sound amazing in its own way too)
  • "It was the addition of Steve Howe's guitar pyrotechnics that finally allowed Yes to find their true identity. The Yes Album is a giant leap forward." The New Rolling Stone Album Guide
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Bill Withers
Menagerie

  (Item #: withemenag_1812_1902) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • KILLER sound throughout with each side earning Triple Plus (A+++) grades or very close to it
  • Both sides here are incredibly big, full-bodied and lively with tons of Tubey Magic and a huge bottom end
  • Fairly quiet vinyl throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "... an assured return to form by one of soul's greatest singer/songwriters of the '70s." - All Music
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Michael Jackson
Off The Wall

  (Item #: jacksoffth_1902) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A truly stunning Shootout Winning copy of this MJ classic with Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it from beginning to end
  • Off the Wall is substantially sweeter, tubier, more natural, richer, more relaxed and more ANALOG than any other Michael Jackson album
  • We're constantly blown away by just how good the best copies of Off the Wall sound - what a recording!
  • Clearly MJ's best sounding recording - "This was a visionary album ... part of a colorful tapestry of lush ballads and strings, smooth soul and pop, soft rock, and alluring funk." 5 stars
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Neil Young
After The Gold Rush

  (Item #: youngafter_1902_1) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A KILLER copy with a Triple Plus (A+++) side one and a Double Plus (A++) side two
  • Stunning classic rock sound: rich, full-bodied, warm, punchy, dynamic and clear
  • One of our favorite classic rock albums for music and sound, arguably Neil's best
  • Allmusic 5 Stars, A Top 100 title, 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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Louis and the All Stars
The Best of Louis Armstrong

  (Item #: armstbesto_1902_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A KILLER sounding copy and only the second to ever hit the site: Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • Both sides here are incredibly clean and clear with tons of Tubey Magic and lots of space around all of the players
  • "The sextet, including veterans Peanuts Hucko on clarinet and Trummy Young on trombone, relaxes into a perfect New Orleans groove, allowing Armstrong to stretch out to especially good effect on the haunting dirge "St. James Infirmary" " - All Music
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Pink Floyd
Dark Side Of The Moon

  (Item #: pinkfdarks_1902_1) 

Our Price: $849.99

  • BOOM! Amazing sound for this mindblowing recording with each side rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it
  • HUGE, room-filling, hi-definition sound with all the Tubey Magic you could ever hope to hear
  • A Top 100 album (Top Ten actually), Floyd's undisputed Masterpiece and Demo Disc to beat them all
  • 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 end
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George Benson
White Rabbit

  (Item #: bensowhite_1901x) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Stunning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides - this CTI pressing of Benson's Must Own Masterpiece is absolutely As Good As It Gets
  • Open and transparent with wonderfully full-bodied guitars, solid punchy bass and huge amounts of energy
  • Superb engineering by Rudy Van Gelder - features jazz legends Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, Airto, and more
  • "For George Benson's second CTI project, producer Creed Taylor and arranger Don Sebesky successfully place the guitarist in a Spanish-flavored setting full of flamenco flourishes, brass fanfares, moody woodwinds and such... In this prime sample of the CTI idiom, everyone wins."
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Jeff Beck
Truth

  (Item #: beck_truth_1811_1902) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side two and a Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side one, this copy is practically as good as it gets
  • Easily - and by a wide margin - the best sounding record Jeff Beck ever made - thanks Ken Scott!
  • This pressing embodies the Big Rock Sound, the kind we go crazy for here at Better Records
  • Really fun music - it's a blast to hear Rod Stewart fronting such a heavy rock band
  • AMG 5 Stars "...almost as groundbreaking and influential a record as the first Beatles, Rolling Stones, or Who albums."
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Joni Mitchell
For The Roses

  (Item #: mitchforth_1902) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A wonderful sounding copy: Triple Plus (A+++) from start to finish
  • The sound is incredibly rich, warm and natural with real immediacy to Joni's vocals, with 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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The Cars
Candy-O

  (Item #: cars_candy_1902) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A killer copy of The Cars' New Wave Classic, boasting shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides
  • Some of the best sound you'll ever hear on Candy-O -- big, punchy, DYNAMIC, clear and lively
  • A great lineup of songs with Demo Disc sound quality, thanks to Roy Thomas Baker's production
  • AMG raves it's "... the rare follow-up to a classic debut... it may be one of the best second albums ever made, full of great songs, inspired performances, and sporting a still-perfect sound."
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Deja Vu

  (Item #: crosbdejav_1902_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A stunning copy with Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from start to finish, just shy of our shootout winner
  • 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
  • "A rich musical banquet for the most serious and personal listeners" - Allmusic 5 stars
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Creedence Clearwater Revival
Cosmo's Factory

  (Item #: creedcosmo_1902_1) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • KILLER Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it from start to finish; it doesn't get much better than this
  • The sound is incredibly present and punchy with great clarity, excellent bass, freedom from grain and real swamp rockin' energy
  • So many great songs: Run Through the Jungle, Lookin' Out My Back Door, Who'll Stop the Rain, etc.
  • A 5 star album and arguably the best record the band ever made: "...an album made during stress and chaos, filled with raging rockers, covers, and intense jams..."
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America
America

  (Item #: ameriameri_1902) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • An incredible sounding copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • One of our favorite Hippie Folk Rock albums - the instruments and voices seem to be right in your listening room
  • The Tubey Magical acoustic guitars on this record are a true test of stereo reproduction - thanks Ken Scott!
  • "America's debut album is a folk-pop classic, a stellar collection of memorable songs that would prove influential on such acts as the Eagles and Dan Fogelberg..."
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Pink Floyd
The Wall

  (Item #: pinkfthewa_1902_1) 

Our Price: $899.99

  • Killer sound — 11.5 pluses out of a possible 12 on this insanely good copy of The Wall!
  • The Wall DEMANDS big, bold, explosively dynamic sound, and this copy delivers on that promise in spades
  • Grungy electric guitars, breathy vocals, HUGE punchy drums, earth-shaking bass and room-filling ambience are all here like you've never heard before
  • We proudly hold up The Wall as one of the best sounding rock recordings of all time - this is the copy that really makes our case
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The Beatles
Abbey Road

  (Item #: beatlabbey_1811_1902) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • This UK '70s pressing has a stunning Triple Plus (A+++) side one backed with a superb Double Plus (A++) side two
  • As Good As It Gets sound for classic tracks such as Come Together, Something, Maxwell’s Silver Hammer, Oh! Darling and I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
  • Audiophile sonics like these will surely give you a new appreciation for one of the Greatest Beatles Albums of All Time
  • Abbey Road is a permanent member of the Better Records Top 100, and a Desert Island Disc if there ever was one


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Leonard Cohen
Songs Of Leonard Cohen

  (Item #: cohensongs_of_leonard_1902_1) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • A KILLER sounding original 360 copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • Bigger, richer and clearer than any other copy we played - the wonderfully intimate, breathy vocals are the key to these amazing sounding pressings
  • 5 stars: "A breathtaking and perfect debut, Songs of Leonard Cohen marked the emergence of one of the most enduring, unique, and brilliant voices in popular music... A masterpiece of perversity and pain."
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Bud Shank
And the Sax Section

  (Item #: shankandth_1902) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A KILLER sounding copy Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • Full, rich, spacious, dynamic with tons of Tubey Magic and, better yet, never dry, hard or transistory -- true DEMO DISC QUALITY sound
  • The sound of multiple saxes playing these lively arrangements is music to our ears
  • An absolutely amazing recording engineered by none other than Bruce Botnick
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David Bowie
Ziggy Stardust

  (Item #: bowieziggy_1902) 

Our Price: $749.99

  • Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning sound or close to it on both sides - the Tubey Magic has to be heard to be believed
  • The stage is huge and the Tubey Magic has to be heard to be believed - this is the pinnacle of sound for Glam Rock
  • Until you hear one of these amazing British pressings you simply cannot know what you are missing
  • 5 Stars in AMG, a Rock & Pop Top 100 album, and Ken Scott's engineering masterpiece all rolled into one
  • "Fleshing out the off-kilter metallic mix with fatter guitars, genuine pop songs, string sections, keyboards, and a cinematic flourish, Ziggy Stardust is a glitzy array of riffs, hooks, melodrama, and style and the logical culmination of glam.
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Bob Seger
Stranger In Town

  (Item #: segerstran_1902) 

Our Price: $349.99

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

  (Item #: simonparsl_1902_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

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

  (Item #: hawesfour_1902) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Four! finally makes its Hot Stamper debut with stellar Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it from first note to last
  • The timbre of the instruments in this brilliant jazz quartet is so spot-on it makes all the hard work and money you've put into your stereo more than pay off
  • Roy DuNann engineered some of the best sounding records we have ever heard - here's a textbook example of what the audiophiles at Contemporary were able to achieve in the studio
  • 5 stars: "Pianist Hampton Hawes' 1950s recordings for the Contemporary label are at such a high level that they could all be given five stars."
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Dave Brubeck
Bossa Nova USA

  (Item #: brubebossa_1902_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Presenting one of the best sounding Brubeck records we have ever played with Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from start to finish; just shy of our shootout winner!
  • Clean, clear, spacious and present yet still super rich and full, this is Columbia All Tube Sound at its best
  • So rich, clear and resolving this copy will put even Time Out to shame
  • "With the popularization of bossa nova in the early ’60s, practically every recording artist had to have at least one bossa nova album. This effort by the Dave Brubeck Quartet is better than most due to the high quality of the compositions, of which the title cut is best-known." - All Music
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Paul Gonsalves
Tell It The Way It Is!

  (Item #: gonsatelli_1902) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This killer Gonsalves release makes its debut on the site with Shooutout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is huge and spacious with richness and Tubey Magic like nothing you've heard
  • Engineered by the great Bob Simpson, this album has got it going on - musically, sonically, you name it
  • Gonsalves was Ellington's tenor man, and his wonderfully expressive tone is what makes many of Ellington's recordings the joy they are to this day
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Clark Terry
The Happy Horns of Clark Terry

  (Item #: terryhappy_1902) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Clark Terry's three horn lineup album finally arrives on the site with stunning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from beginning to end AND exceptionally quiet vinyl
  • Big and lively, rich and full, no other copy in our shootout impressed us the way this killer pressing did
  • Credit goes to Rudy Van Gelder once again for the huge space this superbly well-recorded ensemble occupies
  • 4 stars: "This all-star LP has plenty of memorable moments... The lively music is quite enjoyable."
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John Mayall with Eric Clapton
Blues Breakers

  (Item #: mayalblues_1902_1) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Two outstanding sides for what gets our vote as John Mayall's best album - with Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound throughout, just shy of our shootout winner
  • Richer, smooth and livelier than practically any copy we heard, with Tubey Magic and space you won't believe
  • The British Decca vinyl on this amazing pressing is about as quiet as we ever expect to find for this album
  • 5 stars on Allmusic: "Bluesbreakers was Eric Clapton's first fully realized album as a blues guitarist -- more than that, it was a seminal blues album of the 1960s, perhaps the best British blues album ever cut, and the best LP ever recorded by John Mayall's Bluesbreakers."
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The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones

  (Item #: rollirolli_1810_1902) 

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


  • You'll find outstanding nearly Triple Plus (A++) sound - close to our Shootout Winner - on this vintage pressing of The Stones' 1964 release
  • Both sides of this Red Label British Decca Mono are doing it right - they're big, rich and fairly tonally correct
  • This is the real, honest sound of the early, early Stones - it is what it is, and trying to fix it will almost surely ruin what's good about it
  • "Set against the dependency on covers and the inexperienced vocalist, however, is a truly cooking and imaginative band. Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman provide a brawny frame for the intermeshing guitars of Richards and Brian Jones as the ensemble lovingly deliver some of their favourite shots of rhythm ‘n’ blues." - BBC
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Miles Davis
Bitches Brew

  (Item #: davisbitch_1811_1902) 

Our Price: $299.99
Sale Price: $249.00 (You save $50.99 / 17%)


  • Stunning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side two and Double Plus (A++) or BETTER sound on the other three
  • All four sides offer superb Columbia jazz sound, although of a much more modern kind, a better fit for the avant garde nature of the music
  • Miles is joined by a litany of greats including Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Billy Cobham, Joe Zawinul, John McLaughlin, et al., all of whom would go on to pursue this style of jazz for decades to come
  • Bitches Brew showed Davis' music expanding in "beauty, subtlety and sheer magnificence", finding it "so rich in its form and substance that it permits and even encourages soaring flights of imagination by anyone who listens." Rolling Stone
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Pink Floyd
The Final Cut

  (Item #: pinkffinal_1803_1902) 

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


  • An exceptionally impressive copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish - quiet vinyl too
  • Big, open and three-dimensional with real analog richness - the kind that's hard to come by in 1983
  • A very tough Floyd album to find with the kind of big, bold, spacious, Tubey Magical sound this pressing offers
  • "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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Sly & The Family Stone
Stand

  (Item #: slyanstand_1812_1902) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • With stunning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides, this copy will be tough to beat!
  • Tired of the crude, congested, hard, harsh and otherwise unpleasant sound of most pressings? We have the answer
  • Stand, I Want To Take You Higher, Sing A Simple Song, Everyday People, You Can Make It If You Try -- what a killer lineup of songs!
  • 5 stars: "Stand! is the pinnacle of Sly & the Family Stone's early work, a record that represents a culmination of the group's musical vision and accomplishment."
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Oscar Peterson
Put On A Happy Face

  (Item #: peterputon_1902_) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Stunning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish - the first copy to ever hit the site
  • On a live jazz club recording such as this, the transparency of this killer analog pressing has the power to transport you to the front row of a small jazz club circa 1962 - what a thrill!
  • Peterson's live album from 1962 was recorded at the London House jazz club in Chicago and features Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums
  • Not the quietest copy we've ever heard, so we're keeping the price way, way down - if you can put up with some surface issues you are going to get a killer live jazz piano album at a "bargain" price
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Duke Ellington
Piano In The Background

  (Item #: ellinpiano_1902) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Piano In The Background makes its Hot Stamper debut with killer Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • Full-bodied and warm, exactly the way you want your vintage analog to sound - the piano is surprisingly real here, solid and dynamic
  • Classic Records remastered the album in the 2000s, as has Speakers Corner, but if you think either one of those versions can hold a candle to the real thing from 1960, let us send you this record and disabuse you of that notion
  • 4 stars: "One of Ellington's rarer studio sessions... Ellington's solo abilities were always a bit underrated due to his brilliance in other areas, but this set shows just how modern he remained through the years as a player."
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Bob Dylan
Blood On The Tracks

  (Item #: dylanblood_1902) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • A shootout winning copy: Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides!
  • For musical, un-hyped acoustic guitars and vocals, the sound of this album is tough to beat in Dylan's catalog
  • The better copies are rich, warm, tubey and full-bodied - in other words, they are what's good about vintage analog
  • 5 stars: "...it's an affecting, unbearably poignant record, not because it's a glimpse into his soul, but because the songs are remarkably clear-eyed and sentimental, lovely and melancholy at once."
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Yes
Close To The Edge

  (Item #: yes__close_1902) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • An amazing copy of this Prog Blockbuster, with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • This Shootout Winner will show you a Close to the Edge you had no idea could exist with this kind of BIG, BOLD sound
  • This is a complex recording, with huge organs, light-speed changes, lots of multi-tracking, and what practically amounts to an overload of information
  • 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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Michael Jackson
Thriller

  (Item #: jacksthril_1902) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • These INCREDIBLE sides are guaranteed to make this by far the best sounding Thriller you have ever heard - Triple Plus (A+++) on the second and Double Plus (A++) on the first - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is HUGE - wide, deep, and open, with a solid bottom end and relentless rhythmic energy to spare
  • Billie Jean and Beat It sound out of this world, but that's not fair, since every track on this copy is good enough to blow your mind
  • 5 stars: "This was a record that had something for everybody, building on the basic blueprint of Off the Wall by adding harder funk, hard rock, softer ballads, and smoother soul — expanding the approach to have something for every audience."
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Ray Charles
Have a Smile With Me

  (Item #: charlhavea_1705_1902) 

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


  • With two Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning sides, this original stereo copy simply could not be beat
  • The richness in the vocals and the overall Tubey Magical sound are what put this pressing over the top in our shootout
  • We have a devil of a time finding Ray Charles records that sound this good and are clean enough to offer our customers - this is a rare one
  • "...he elevates the material with soulful vocals and good arrangements, particularly when the Raeletts back him up (as they do on half the tracks)." Allmusic
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Bernard Herrmann / Citizen Kane & Other Classic Film Scores

  (Item #: herrmcitiz_1902) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Amazing Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side for the Citizen Kane Suite!) and Double Plus (A++) on the second; one of the best copies to hit the site in many years
  • The brass is huge on Citizen Kane, with accurate timbre - side two offers rich strings and a powerful, weighty piano for the Concerto Macabre
  • By far the single best Bernard Herrmann disc we know of - A Must Own for any serious audiophile
  • After playing records for 50+ years this is still some of the most emotionally moving music I've ever heard
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The Beatles
A Collection of Beatles Oldies

  (Item #: beatlcolle_1812_1902) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) quality sound or very close to it throughout for this rare original Yellow Label Parlophone Stereo LP
  • The best sounding copies are the ones with an extra helping of Tubey Magical richness and bottom end weight, which is exactly what you hear on this pressing
  • Surprisingly good sound for From Me to You, We Can Work It Out, Yesterday, I Feel Fine and a number of others as well
  • Several tracks, including "I Want to Hold Your Hand", "Day Tripper", "We Can Work It Out" and "Paperback Writer", were mixed in stereo by George Martin (using fresh tapes) for this very album
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Eric Clapton
461 Ocean Boulevard

  (Item #: clapt461oc_1902) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A killer UK copy with an amazing Triple Plus (A+++) side two and an excellent Double Plus (A++) side one - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • Big and full-bodied with wonderfully breathy vocals, strong rhythmic energy and virtually none of the smear that plagues so many copies
  • As good as the best domestic pressings can be, these British LPs simply capture more of the 461 midrange magic than they do
  • "...the pop concessions on the album don't detract from the rootsy origins of the material, whether it's Johnny Otis' "Willie and the Hand Jive," the traditional blues "Motherless Children," Bob Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff," or Clapton's emotional original "Let It Grow." "
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Diana Ross and the Supremes
Let The Sunshine In

  (Item #: supreletth_1902) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A stunning copy of this exceptionally well recorded album - it earned Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades or very close to them on both sides
  • We would love to do more Supremes records, but we've had a devilishly hard time finding copies of their earlier albums that sound as big, rich and smooth as this one does
  • Unusually quiet vinyl throughout - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "The album is still solid listening 40-plus years later, with three hit singles present to help drive sales. Ross is in excellent form throughout, and the arrangements reach for the lush side of soul, which would become her trademark as a solo artist."
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Jimi Hendrix
Electric Ladyland

  (Item #: hendrelect_1902) 

Our Price: $549.99

  • With 10 pluses out of a possible 12, this was one of the best copies from our recent shootout
  • Sides one and four have shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound and sides two and three have solid Double Plus (A++) sound
  • Probably the best-recorded of Hendrix's studio albums - huge studio space and Tubey Magical richness are key to the shootout winners like this one
  • 5 stars in the AMG: "...not only one of the best rock albums of the era, but also Hendrix's original musical vision at its absolute apex."
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Aretha Franklin
Hey Now Hey: The Other Side of the Sky

  (Item #: frankheyno_1902) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • An incredible sounding copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it from start to finish
  • Both sides are super clean, clear and dynamic with lovely breathy vocals and a solid bottom end
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl with both sides playing Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • An album of deep introspective soul produced by none other than Quincy Jones!
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The Oscar Peterson Trio
The Trio

  (Item #: petertrio_trio_1901) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This vintage Pablo LP boasts Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from first note to last
  • An exceptional pressing of this epic live jazz recording, with a very strong bottom end, lovely richness and warmth, real space and separation between the instruments and wonderful immediacy throughout
  • In collaboration with bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and guitarist Joe Pass, Peterson "brilliantly investigates several jazz styles" with his melodically inventive approach
  • 5 stars: "Peterson really flourished during his years with Norman Granz's Pablo label, and this was one of his finest recordings of the period."
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Hampton Hawes
All Night Session, Vol. 2

  (Item #: hawesallni_1902) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A stunning sounding copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it throughout
  • Both sides here are rich, full and Tubey Magical with tons of bottom end weight and an energy level that's off the charts
  • "Although Hampton Hawes spontaneously created five original tunes at this extraordinarily inspired date, everything on Vol. 2 comes directly out of the standard bop musician's working repertoire." - All Music, 4 1/2 Stars
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Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac

  (Item #: fleetfleet_1902_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A Killer early copy of this Fleetwood Mac's classic 1975 release, with shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the second
  • A Rock and Pop Top 100 Title - their best sounding album bar none - the sound is Tubey Magical like no other Mac LP
  • 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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Miles Davis
Sorcerer

  (Item #: davissorce_1902) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • An incredible sounding copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • Both sides here are super rich, warm and Tubey Magical with plenty of energy and extension on both ends
  • "... it represents the deepening of the band's music as they choose to explore different territory." - All Music
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The Doors
Strange Days

  (Item #: doorsstran_1902) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • This phenomenal copy of Strange Days has Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and Double Plus (A++) sound on the first
  • A stunning sounding pressing of one of the most difficult-to-find records in the world of Hot Stampers
  • Demo Quality sound for so many classics: When The Music's Over, Moonlight Drive, Love Me Two Times and more
  • ... if The Beatles had Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club and The Beach Boys had Pet Sounds, then The Doors' answer was Strange Days. This experimentation can be heard in the very first notes of the title track, as Ray Manzarek's spacey keyboards set the tone for Morrison's eerie, distorted warning, "Strange days have found us." It's the perfect introduction to a perfectly strange album."
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Elvis Presley
It Happened At The World's Fair

  (Item #: preslithap_1902) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An insanely good sounding copy: Triple Plus (A+++) on the second side, Double Plus (A++) on the first
  • If you want to know just how rich, spacious, natural and Tubey Magical an Elvis record can sound, here's your chance to find out
  • Elvis's early albums are rarely in audiophile playing condition, so finding these later pressings with such good sound has been a real ear opener
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Phil Manzanera
Diamond Head

  (Item #: manzadiamo_1902) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This superb pressing of Phil Manzanera's debut album boasts Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from start to finish
  • Two stunning sides - Demo Disc quality sound barely begins to describe the size and power of this recording
  • This album is an amazing SONIC BLOCKBUSTER, with sound that will positively leap out of your speakers
  • A shockingly well-recorded album from the ultra-talented Rhett Davies - this is his Engineering Masterpiece
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The Beatles
Rubber Soul

  (Item #: beatlrubbe_1902) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • You'll find insanely good Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from first note to last on this UK pressing, just barely beat out by our recent shootout winner - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • We guarantee you've never heard Drive My Car, Norwegian Wood, Nowhere Man and Michelle sound better - and that's just side one
  • A Better Records Rock & Pop Top 100 Title, 5 Stars on Allmusic, and a Must Own Folk Rock Masterpiece
  • "The lyrics represented a quantum leap in terms of thoughtfulness, maturity, and complex ambiguities. Musically, too, it was a substantial leap forward, with intricate folk-rock arrangements that reflected the increasing influence of Dylan and the Byrds."
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Eagles
The Long Run

  (Item #: eaglelongr_1902) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Stunning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides, making this one of the best sounding copies of The Long Run you could ask for
  • This pressing is head and shoulders above the pack, with the kind of big, punchy, full-bodied sound this music absolutely demands
  • The best songs - and only the best songs - prove that the Eagles were still at the height of their powers
  • "The Long Run is a chilling and altogether brilliant evocation of Hollywood's nightly Witching Hour, that nocturnal feeding frenzy first detailed by Warren Zevon on his haunting Asylum debut (Warren Zevon, 1976) and the equally powerful Excitable Boy." Rolling Stone
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Oscar Peterson
Plays The Jimmy McHugh Song Book

  (Item #: peterplays_jimmy_1902) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This superb Oscar Peterson album boasts a Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) side one and an outstanding Double Plus (A++) side two - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The piano has heft, the drums are big, and everything is relaxed and natural - this copy is doing pretty much what we want a top quality '50s Peterson album to do
  • Songs you know well - I'm In The Mood For Love; On The Sunny Side Of The Street; I Can't Give You Anything But Love, etc.
  • The last in the "Oscar Peterson Plays" series - Oscar puts his sublime touches to these timeless Jimmy McHugh classics
  • "[Peterson's] sound was consistently classy and first rate here, as it was for his entire career... impeccable taste and technique and the best songs out there..."
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Tom Petty
Hard Promises

  (Item #: pettyhardp_1902) 

Our Price: $399.99

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

  (Item #: fleettusk_1902) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • A MONSTER pressing that simply cannot be beat - all four sides earned our highest sonic grade of Triple Plus (A+++)
  • The sound is Demo Disc Quality on the more highly produced tracks, of which there are plenty spread over the two discs
  • The power of the bottom end is especially impressive on all four sides (and John McVie kills it on bass!)
  • 5 stars: "Because of its ambitions, Tusk failed to replicate the success of its two predecessors ... yet it earned a dedicated cult audience of fans of twisted, melodic pop." Twisted melodic pop? Sign me up!
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Joni Mitchell
Court and Spark

  (Item #: mitchcourt_1902) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A stunning sounding copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side and Double Plus (A++) sound on the second
  • The sound is rich, warm and natural with wonderful transparency, ambience and loads of Tubey Magic
  • One of our very favorite Joni albums here at Better Records, and probably her Best Sounding Album
  • "[A] remarkably deft fusion of folk, pop, and jazz ... the music is smart, smooth, and assured from the first note to the last." - AMG 5 Stars
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America
Homecoming

  (Item #: amerihomec_1902) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A stunning copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides; the first such copy we've found in almost two years
  • This is a simply wonderful Green Label original pressing - incredibly big, rich and Tubey Magical with excellent transparency and breathy vocals
  • Some of the most tubey, warm acoustic guitar reproduction you could ever ask for - this is the sound of real analog!
  • Ventura Highway sounds amazing here, as does everything else; it's a Demo Disc for acoustic guitars and vocals
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Duke Ellington
Ellington '66

  (Item #: ellinellin_1902) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Insanely good shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound throughout and the first copy to ever hit the site!
  • Both sides here are incredibly clean, clear, spacious and dynamic with a solid bottom end and plenty of energy
  • This Grammy award winning title features Ellington performing some of the biggest pop hits of the day: Red Roses For a Blue Lady, I Want to Hold Your Hand, All My Loving, and more
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George Shearing Quintet
Latin Rendezvous

  (Item #: shearlatin_1902) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Latin Rendezvous makes its Hot Stamper debut with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Clean, clear and dynamic, this copy has huge amounts of bass and tremendous space around the keyboards and percussion
  • A wonderful Latin jazz collection, with the unbeatable combination of the quintet's "celebrated piano-vibes, liltingly embellished by Latin percussion and occasional flute"
  • "In this collection, you'll find Latin at its most alluring, as a musical language interpreted by Shearing."
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Gerry Mulligan
Gerry Mulligan '63

  (Item #: mulligerry_1902) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This original Verve stereo pressing has KILLER sound throughout with both sides rating a Triple Plus (A++) or close to it
  • Both sides here were out of this world -- clean, clear and full-bodied with TONS of Tubey Magic and plenty of extension on both ends
  • "With originals by Bob Brookmeyer, Gary McFarland and the baritonist/leader (in addition to the standards "Little Rock Getaway" and "My Kind of Love"), this is a high-quality if rather brief program. Trumpeter Clark Terry and guitarist Jim Hall co-star with Mulligan in the solo department. It is a pity that this orchestra could not prosper; all five of its recordings are worth getting." - All Music
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Count Basie
On My Way & Shoutin' Again

  (Item #: basieonmyw_1902) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Incredible shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it from start to finish
  • Both sides here are super clean, clear, lively and present with a nice bottom end and tons of space around the players
  • "A solid and worthwhile album that has been out of print for far too long, this will be a welcome addition to any Basie lover's collection, and comes highly recommended to anyone even mildly interested in excellent large-ensemble mainstream jazz." - All Music
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Paul Desmond
Take Ten

  (Item #: desmotaket_1902) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Paul Desmond's 1963 Cool Jazz Classic arrives with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • The brilliant Ray Hall engineered - anyone hearing this copy will understand exactly why we love to find his fabulous '60s recordings here at Better Records
  • Desmond joins forces here with Jim Hall, whose guitar stylings perfectly complement Paul's velvety sax tone
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Everyone wanted Desmond to come up with a sequel to the monster hit "Take Five"; and so he did, reworking the tune and playfully designating the meter as 10/8. Hence "Take Ten," a worthy sequel... There is not a single track here that isn't loaded with ingeniously worked out, always melodic ideas."
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Eric Clapton
Just One Night

  (Item #: claptjusto_1902) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • One of the best copies from our recent shootout: Triple Plus (A+++) sound on sides one and two and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on sides three and four
  • This one is bigger, bolder, richer and more clean, clear and open than most of what we played - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Sure to be the best live Clapton sound you'll hear on vinyl - and the music is wonderful as well
  • 4 1/2 stars: "The most notable difference between Just One Night and Clapton's other live albums is his backing band. Led by guitarist Albert Lee, the group is a collective of accomplished professionals who have managed to keep some grit in their playing. They help push Clapton along, forcing him to spit out crackling solos throughout the album."
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Steely Dan
Can't Buy A Thrill

  (Item #: steelcantb_1902) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • An absolutely amazing sounding copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side and Double Plus (A++) on the second
  • SHOCKINGLY GOOD from start to finish -- big, bold and Tubey Magical, with guitars and vocals that will jump out of your speakers
  • "Walter Becker and Donald Fagen were remarkable craftsmen from the start, as Steely Dan's debut illustrates. Each song is tightly constructed, with interlocking chords and gracefully interwoven melodies, buoyed by clever, cryptic lyrics." -- Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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Santana
Santana (III)

  (Item #: santasant3_1902) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • With two stunning Triple Plus (A+++) sides, this copy finished top of the pile in our recent shootout
  • Amazing transparency - you hear into the huge, deep soundfield with almost nothing between you and the musicians
  • Surprising amounts of Tubey Magic -- some of the best sound this very well recorded band achieved in the studio
  • 4 1/2 stars: "This is essential Santana, a record that deserves to be reconsidered in light of its lasting abundance and vision."
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Gerry Mulligan
Jeru

  (Item #: mullijeru_1902) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This Black Print 360 original stereo pressing from 1962 put every other copy we played to shame; Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it throughout
  • 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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Ella Fitzgerald
These Are The Blues

  (Item #: fitzgthese_1902) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A stunning early Stereo copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it from start to finish
  • Only the best vintage vinyl pressings like this one offer the kind of Tubey Magic that was on the tapes in 1963
  • "Ella Fitzgerald was never thought of as a blues singer but she does a surprisingly effective job on the ten blues songs here... an interesting set."
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Sammy Davis Jr.
Sings The Big One For Young Lovers

  (Item #: davissings_1902) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • You will find amazing Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides of this original Reprise stereo pressing
  • Big and lively, rich and full, no other copy in our shootout impressed us as much as this killer copy
  • "Sammy Davis, who is widely acclaimed to be the greatest all-around-entertainment talent of our times, here swings thru an album filled with the greatest songs he's ever tackled in his entire recording career. The result ? It has to be the greatest album Sammy's ever recorded."
  • 4 stars: "...[a] dozen-song outing, supported by some irresistible backdrops courtesy of arrangers Jimmie Haskell and Perry Botkin Jr... Sings the Big Ones for Young Lovers primarily consists of well-known covers..."
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Al Green
Green Is Blues

  (Item #: greengreen_1902) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This Al Green classic finally arrives on the site with unbelievable Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • Exceptionally spacious and three-dimensional on both sides, as well as relaxed and full-bodied - this pressing handily beat every other copy we played
  • A superb collaboration between Al and Willie Mitchell, whose brilliant and skillful production elevated Al's soulful music to new heights
  • "[Green] sang with the conviction and talent that provided the final component in an artistically and commercially satisfying union." --Allmusic
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Sonny Rollins
The Standard Sonny Rollins

  (Item #: rollistand_1901) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • The Standard Sonny Rollins finally makes its Hot Stamper debut with killer Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from first note to last
  • With its presence, clarity, space and timbral accuracy, this is guaranteed to be one of the best sounding jazz records you've heard
  • Includes superstars like Herbie Hancock, Jim Hall, and Bob Cranshaw, who've lent their talents to some of the greatest jazz recordings of all time
  • "Like The Sound Of Sonny some eight years ago, here’s another classic standard album from The Saxophone Colossus that will remain as bright and timeless as ever."
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Styx
Equinox

  (Item #: styx_equin_1901_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A stunning sounding copy of the band's first A&M release, with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This superb original pressing is huge and rich, with prodigious amounts of bass, like no other copy you've heard
  • ""Equinox" would prove to be the last album from the original lineup of Styx. This would also be the band's first album for major label A&M and probably the album where the band really developed their signature sound, a mix of progressive rock, straight ahead pop, and arena style rock. "Equinox" is a must own album for Styx fans and remains one of the band's best works." Amazon Reviewer
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Steely Dan
The Royal Scam

  (Item #: steelroyal_1812_1902) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Stunning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish - the GLORIOUS sound of the One True Royal Scam is back
  • This killer Shootout Winning copy has what you need for The Dan's hard-rockin' classic from 1976 - it's bursting with driving rhythmic energy and offers relatively smooth vocals
  • "Drummer Bernard "Pretty" Purdie lashes out the rolling grooves on most of the nine tracks, establishing the album's anxious feel, and Larry Carlton's jaw-dropping guitar work provides a running commentary to Fagen's strangulated vocals... These are not the sort of Steely Dan songs favored by smooth-jazz stations."
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Elvis Costello
Punch The Clock

  (Item #: costepunch_1710_1902) 

Our Price: $199.99
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  • Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish - this is far and away the best sounding copy to ever hit the site
  • Two Costello classics are found on side one: Everyday I Write the Book, and Shipbuilding, with a heartbreaking trumpet solo by none other than Chet Baker himself
  • The bass and the horn sound are the two key elements to getting the right sound on this record, and they're both As Good As It Gets here (hence the Triple Plus)
  • "Elvis Costello ... remains the most consistently interesting songwriter in rock & roll, and there is evidence that a new, more emotionally generous sensibility may soon be present in his work." Rolling Stone
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Ray Charles
Ingredients In A Recipe For Soul

  (Item #: charlingre_1809_1902) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Insanely good sound throughout with both sides earning shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades
  • These sides are doing it all right -- richer, fuller, better bass, more Tubey Magic, and the list goes on!
  • "The high points are very high -- "Busted," his hit reworking of a composition by country songwriter Harlan Howard, is jazzy and tough, and one of his best early-'60s singles..."
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The Beatles
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

  (Item #: beatlsgtpe_1811_1901_) 

Our Price: $649.99
Sale Price: $599.00 (You save $50.99 / 8%)


  • A stunning copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound from the first note to the last
  • Huge, spacious and detailed, with the Tubey Magic of a fresh tape, this is the way to hear Sgt. Pepper in all its analog glory
  • Most pressings - especially the new ones - have nothing approaching the Tubey Magic, space and energy of this LP
  • A Better Records Top 100 - "It's possible to argue that there are better Beatles albums, yet no album is as historically important as this."
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Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie
Ella and Basie!

  (Item #: fitzgellaandbasie_1901) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • With a shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) side two and a solid Double Plus (A++) side one, this Verve stereo pressing came in way ahead of the pack
  • Ella is especially rich, Tubey Magical and breathy - this is the way she should sound, and that makes this copy a true Demo Disc
  • It's very difficult to get the vocals AND the brass to sound right on the same copy, but these two sides pulled it off
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Surprisingly enough this 1963 LP was the first time (other than a couple songs) that Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie recorded together. The match-up was so logical that it would be repeated many times over the next 20 years."
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The Beatles
With The Beatles

  (Item #: beatlwitht_1901_3) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • An incredible sounding copy, Triple Plus (A+++) from start to finish!
  • Superb space and immediacy, rich and (relatively) smooth and so Tubey Magical -- exactly the right sound for this music
  • So many great songs: Til There Was You, You've Really Got A Hold On Me, Devil In Her Heart...
  • Allmusic: "It was clear that, even at this early stage, the Beatles were rapidly maturing and changing, turning into expert craftsmen and musical innovators."
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Sting
Ten Summoner's Tales

  (Item #: stingtensu_1901_2) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • Insanely good sound throughout with both sides earning a Triple Plus (A+++) or very close to it
  • Engineer/Producer Hugh Padgham once again achieved his trademark sound in the studio - Spacious, Lively and Powerful
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl throughout - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus - not many survived to play as nicely as this one does
  • 4 1/2 stars: "... his best solo record. In places, it's easily as pretentious as his earlier work, but that's undercut by writing that hasn't been this sharp and melodic since the Police, plus his most varied set of songs since Synchronicity... as an album, Ten Summoner's Tales is more consistently satisfying than anything else in his catalog."
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Gene Ammons
Blue Gene

  (Item #: ammonblueg_1901) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This Prestige jazz classic finally arrives on the site with KILLER Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it from first note to last
  • One of the best sounding Ammons records we know of - it's huge, rich and Tubey Magical, with a solid bottom end and energy to beat them all
  • Clean and clear and open are nice qualities to have, but rich and full are harder to come by on this record - this pressing has it all
  • "Some ballad performances in his oeuvre are testament to an exceptional sense of intonation and melodic symmetry, powerful lyrical expressiveness, and mastery both of the blues and the bebop vernacular that can now be described as, in its own way, "classical.""
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Nancy Wilson
Nancy Wilson / Cannonball Adderley

  (Item #: wilsonancy_1901) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This dynamic collaboration finally makes its Hot Stamper debut with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side one and an outstanding Double Plus (A++) side two
  • Here is the sound we love at Better Records - both sides are full-bodied and Tubey Magical, with Wilson's vocals unusually smooth and present
  • An inspired collection that showcases the versatility of both Wilson and Adderley (who plays five instrumentals)
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Given the play list and the outstanding artists performing it, why any serious jazz collection would be without this classic album is difficult to comprehend." [Hear hear!]
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U2
War

  (Item #: u2___war_1901) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A stunning sounding copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound from first note to last - our Shootout Winner here is going to be practically impossible to beat
  • This pressing demonstrated real clarity and resolution in the midrange, not the congested, dark sound we hear on so many of U2's records
  • Full-bodied, smooth analog sound is the key to the best pressings, and here both sides have it in abundance
  • 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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Jim Croce
You Don't Mess Around With Jim

  (Item #: croceyoudo_1901) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A stunning sounding copy with Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound throughout; just shy of our White Hot copy
  • Both sides here are full-bodied, present and lively with plenty of extension on both ends
  • "Croce's debut ABC album was also his commercial breakthrough, topping the charts for five weeks" - All Music
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The B-52's
The B-52's

  (Item #: bensowhite_1901_1) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Amazing Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on both sides of the B-52s classic debut - right behind the best copy we played in our recent shootout
  • Listen to the huge, spacious soundstage and amazingly rich, full-bodied and uncolored tonality that earned this recording a place in our Top 100
  • Tubey Magic in 1979? Somehow they managed to pull it off. So dynamic too. What a recording!
  • A New Wave Classic and 5 stars in the All Music Guide: "These songs illustrated that the B-52's' adoration of camp culture... was a world view capable of turning out brilliant pop singles and, in turn, influencing mainstream pop culture... a hell of a good time."
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Hampton Hawes
Vol 2: The Trio

  (Item #: hawesvol2t_1901) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • This Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) pressing from '55/'56 mono tapes is EVERYTHING that's good about mono
  • Finishing right behind our Shootout Winner, here is the size, the weight, the solidity, the clarity, the energy, the rhythmic drive, and more!
  • Some of the best sound and the best music we have ever heard on any Hampton Hawes album
  • 4 1/2 Stars [but we give it 5]: "... this Hampton Hawes date would certainly make good company for any other top jazz piano trio records in your collection."
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Ray Charles
Sweet & Sour Tears

  (Item #: charlsweet_1804_1901) 

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


  • You'll find stunning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides of this Shootout Winning 1964 pressing
  • This vintage stereo pressing is the only way to hear these classic songs sound rich, powerful and free from coloration
  • A concept album filled with an eclectic collection of themed music, this release showcases Charles' innovative approach to recording
  • "...One is almost tempted to think that Charles was toying with audience expectations by mixing unabashedly sentimental slow tunes with the far more bluesy, satisfying, and upbeat numbers, such as his surprisingly brassy, punchy treatment of "Cry Me a River.""
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Toto
IV

  (Item #: toto_IV_1901) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Amazing Triple Plus (A+++) sound for both sides of this copy of Toto's Must Own Masterpiece
  • Huge and clear with the kind of smooth, rich, tubey sound you sure don't hear on too many '80s pop albums
  • Rosanna and Africa are both knockouts here - we've rarely heard them with this kind of weight, scale and energy
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "Toto IV was both the group's comeback and its peak ...Toto's best and most consistent record.
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Humble Pie
Performance - Rockin' The Fillmore

  (Item #: humblperfo_1901_1) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • With incredible Triple Plus (A+++) grades on ALL FOUR SIDES, this original pressing on the custom A&M label was doing it all right
  • Performance is one of the best sounding - perhaps even THE best sounding - Hard Rock concert albums we've ever heard
  • Engineered by the legendary Eddie Kramer, what other live rock record sounds this good?
  • "There was a time where this kind of self-congratulatory improvisation was not only accepted but expected and Performance not only captures that point in time, but in its exacting detail it illustrates how this self-satisfied instrumental exploration could be a very good thing."


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The Doobie Bros.
What Were Once Vices...

  (Item #: doobiwhatw_1901) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • With two insanely good Triple Plus (A+++) sides, this copy finished miles ahead of the pack in our most recent shootout
  • Both sides here are rich, full and Tubey Magical with a lovely bottom end; a sound that works wonderfully with the Doobie Brothers' music
  • Black Water is the big hit on their breakthrough fourth album, and it sounds wonderful here - Eyes of Silver and Another Park, Another Sunday are killer too
  • "The Doobies team up with the Memphis Horns for an even more Southern-flavored album than usual..."
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Miles Davis
Quiet Nights

  (Item #: davisquiet_1901) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A Shootout Winning Six-Eye copy of this Miles Davis-Gil Evans classic - one of only a handful to hit the site in years because they are so hard to find with this kind of spacious, natural sound!
  • Side one earned our top grade of Triple Plus (A+++), side two was close behind (A++ to A+++)
  • Fred Plaut engineered the sessions, and on this amazing early pressing they sound rich, warm, smooth and clear
  • Not the quietest copy we've ever played - Mint Minus Minus to EX++ on both sides - but clearly one of the best sounding
  • In the Saturday Review, Quiet Nights received praise for Davis' "wonderfully songful trumpet in a Latin-American vein", set against "piercingly lustrous curtains of tone and discreet Caribbean rhythms."
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Steve Winwood
Back In The High Life

  (Item #: winwobacki_1901_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Stunning shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • The sound of this early British pressing is guaranteed to be dramatically bigger, richer, fuller and smoother than anything you've heard
  • Higher Love with Triple Plus sound? You won't believe it! And there's really not a bad track on the album
  • "The first undeniably superb record of an almost decade-long solo career ... the passion long smoldering in his finest work explodes in the album-opening duet with Chaka Khan, Higher Love..." -- Rolling Stone
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Sonny Rollins
Alternate Takes

  (Item #: rollialter_1901) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A stunning sounding copy and the first to hit the site in many years: Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it throughout
  • One of our favorite Sonny Rollins records for sound -- both sides here are incredibly big, full-bodied and Tubey Magical
  • Exceptionally quiet throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • 4 1/2 stars in the AMG: "Hard-swinging and frequently superb."
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The Rolling Stones
Some Girls

  (Item #: rollisomeg_1901) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A KILLER copy of the Stones' last great album with Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • You aren't going to believe how hard this pressing rocks, with all the WHOMP and ENERGY you never knew was there
  • Tons of great songs - Miss You, Beast of Burden and Shattered, all sounding shockingly good on this Shootout Winning copy
  • 5 Stars on Allmusic: "Some Girls may not have the back-street aggression of their '60s records, or the majestic, drugged-out murk of their early-'70s work, but its brand of glitzy, decadent hard rock still makes it a definitive Stones album."
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The Beatles
White Album

  (Item #: beatlwhite_1901_3) 

Our Price: $799.99

  • 11.5 pluses out of a possible 12?! Folks, this Triple Plus White Hot White Album is just plain UNBEATABLE
  • Stunning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on sides one, two and four with side three coming in just shy of that (A++ to A+++)
  • Some of the most powerful and immersive Beatles sound you will ever hear -- you will be KNOCKED OUT
  • All four sides have stunning Demo Quality tracks including Dear Prudence, Blackbird, Yer Blues and Revolution
  • A 5 Star Album on Allmusic that is an absolute treasure on a copy like this one
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Paul McCartney
McCartney

  (Item #: mccarmccar1_1901_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This copy of McCartney's Apple debut boasts two incredible sides each rating a Triple Plus (A+++) for sound or close to it
  • Both sides are big and rich, with plenty of low end, strong midrange presence and the kind of spatiality that will fill your entire listening room
  • Record Collector highlighted "Every Night", "Junk" and "Maybe I'm Amazed" as songs that "still sound absolutely effortless and demonstrate the man's natural genius with a melody."
  • A Top 100 pick and Paul McCartney's One and Only Masterpiece - a Must Own when it sounds this good!
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Leroy Vinnegar Sextet
Leroy Walks!

  (Item #: vinneleroy_1901) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Leroy Vinnegar's debut album finally arrives on the site with a KILLER Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) side one and a truly oustanding Double Plus (A++) side two - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The Contemporary LP stereo sound here is completely natural in every respect, yet still rich, warm and smooth
  • Roy DuNann and Howard Holzer engineered some of the best sounding records we have ever heard - here's a textbook example of what the audiophiles at Contemporary were able to achieve in the studio
  • 4 stars: "...Vinnegar generously features his talented sidemen... A fine, straight-ahead session."
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