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Traffic
John Barleycorn Must Die

  (Item #: traffjohnb_1912) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two outstanding sides rating a Double Plus (A++) for sound, this copy has plenty of the richness so key to John Barleycorn - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • These sides have the vintage analog sound we love - they're full-bodied and smooth, with plenty of Tubey Magic and gobs of studio space
  • Arguably their best album, certainly their most groundbreaking, original and involving - Low Spark would rank a close second
  • "...the band sounds utterly grounded. As the grooves percolate effortlessly along, it becomes clear that unity, not any technical skill, is what makes the music levitate."
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Cat Stevens
Tea for the Tillerman

  (Item #: steveteafo_1912) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This superb original Brown Label A&M pressing of TFTT - The Pinnacle of British Folk Rock from 1970 - earned solid Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides - reasonably quiet vinyl too
  • This domestic pressing was mastered by the same guy who cut the British pressings - Lee Hulko - and we guarantee the sound will hold its own against any copy you've ever played or your money back
  • The emotional power of the songs is communicated completely - we can assure you the experience will be like playing the album for the first time (so this is your chance!)
  • 5 Stars on Allmusic, a stunning Demo Disc, and a permanent member of the Better Records Top 100
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Super Hot Stamper (Quiet Vinyl)

Neil Young
After The Gold Rush

  (Item #: youngafter_1912) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An outstanding pressing, with solid Double Plus (A++) grades or close to them on both sides - guaranteed excellent sound from first note to last - exceptionally quiet vinyl on side two, as quiet as side as we can find
  • 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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Bob Dylan
Bringing It All Back Home

  (Item #: dylanbring_1904_6_8_12) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • An amazing Shootout Winning copy of this Dylan classic with Triple Plus (A+++) sound throughout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • These early pressings are can be killer - lively, transparent, and rich, with dramatically improved immediacy in the midrange
  • You will have a hard time finding another copy that sounds this good and plays quietly - we should know, no other copy in our shootout could touch this one
  • 5 stars: "With Bringing It All Back Home, he exploded the boundaries, producing an album of boundless imagination and skill. And it's not just that he went electric, either, rocking hard on "Subterranean Homesick Blues," "Maggie's Farm," and "Outlaw Blues"; it's that he's exploding with imagination throughout the record."
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Bob Dylan
Blood On The Tracks

  (Item #: dylanblood_1912) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A KILLER shootout winning copy - this one earned Triple Plus (A+++) grades or close to them 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. Dylan made albums more influential than this, but he never made one better."
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The Grateful Dead
Workingman's Dead

  (Item #: grateworki_1904_9_11) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

  (Item #: edwarjonat_1911_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Wonderful sound for this original Pink Label Capricorn pressing with Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides
  • If you're a fan of exceptionally well recorded Acoustic Guitar Folk Pop (think James Taylor and Dan Fogelberg), this pressing is guaranteed to deliver the goods
  • 4 1/2 stars: "His brand of homespun tunes were perfectly matched to his emotive and soaring tenor... The acoustic and optimistic "Sunshine" struck a chord with listeners in the fall of 1971, climbing all the way to a lofty number four on the Pop Singles survey..."
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Gordon Lightfoot
Sit Down Young Stranger

  (Item #: lightsitdo_1911) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • KILLER sound throughout for this original Reprise pressing with both sides earning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades
  • The sound is incredibly rich, full-bodied and Tubey Magical yet still clean, clear and dynamic
  • An excellent recording -- Lightfoot's best sounding in our experience -- 'Me and Bobby McGee' and the title track both sound right on the money here
  • "The entire album is rich in the simple beauty of its folky melodies and personal lyrics... the music here is timeless, still feeling and sounding great many years after its release." -- Allmusic, 4 1/2 stars
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Simon & Garfunkel
Bookends

  (Item #: simonbooke_1903_7_11) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • An excellent 360 stereo pressing earning Double Plus grades throughout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Our hottest 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, especially ones that play this well
  • Top 100, Five Stars - side two alone has four classics: Fakin' It, Mrs. Robinson, A Hazy Shade of Winter and At the Zoo
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Janis Ian
Between The Lines

  (Item #: ian__betwe_1911) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A stunning sounding copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from the first note to the last
  • Both of these sides give you the kind of warm, natural recording quality that this music demands
  • Ian's biggest international hit, At Seventeen, sounds right on the money on this killer side one
  • Allmusic 4 1/2 Stars "This is Janis Ian's second album from her re-emergence in the early to mid-'70s as one of the genre's most inspired and original singer/songwriters... a recommended starting point for potential enthusiasts, as well as a touchstone to be repeatedly revisited."
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Neil Young
Neil Young

  (Item #: youngneily_1907_11) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This rare, original pressing of Neil Young's solo debut earned superb Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides
  • One of Neil's toughest to find with top quality sound and audiophile playing surfaces - this copy has a few problems, but we expect the sound of the original will win you over - and the cover is truly exceptional as well
  • Only these early pressings with the first mix have the potential to sound as good as this one does - play The Loner to hear it finally ROCK
  • "...a flowing tributary from the over-all Springfield river of twangs, breathless vocals and slim yet stout instrumentation. Especially vivid is Young's sense of melancholy and the ingenious clusters of images he employs in his lyrics (printed in full)."
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Bob Dylan
Nashville Skyline

  (Item #: dylannashv_1907_11) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side and Double Plus (A++) on the second, this copy has the real Nashville Skyline magic - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • We guarantee that Bob's duet with Johnny Cash on this Shootout Winning Triple Plus side one (Girl from the North Country) will blow your mind, or your money back
  • "Lay Lady Lay," "To Be Alone With You," "I Threw It All Away," "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You" are true country-rock standards
  • 5 stars: "It's a warm, friendly album, particularly since Bob Dylan is singing in a previously unheard gentle croon — the sound of his voice is so different it may be disarming upon first listen, but it suits the songs."
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Cat Stevens
Mona Bone Jakon

  (Item #: stevemonab_1911) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound throughout for Cat Stevens' brilliant third album - reasonably quiet vinyl too
  • So transparent, open, and spacious that nuances and subtleties that escaped you before are now front and center
  • When you hear I Wish I Wish and I Think I See The Light you will see why this is one of our favorite albums
  • These originals are nearly impossible to find in good shape - this copy plays about as quietly as any of the dozen or so we have around
  • "A delight, and because it never achieved the Top 40 radio ubiquity of later albums, it sounds fresh and distinct."
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Super Hot Stamper (Issues)

Cat Stevens
Teaser & The Firecat (UK Island)

  (Item #: stevetease_1911) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • 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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The Byrds
Turn! Turn! Turn!

  (Item #: byrdsturnt_1908_11) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides - this is the right sound for a Byrds album from 1965
  • Rich, clear and present, with much less harmonic distortion - you will have a hard time finding a copy as good as this one
  • One of the better sounding Byrds recordings, with a number of their best songs, including the title track
  • 4 1/2 stars: "...more Bob Dylan covers were included, as well, and "Satisfied Mind" was their first foray into country-rock, a direction they would explore in much greater depth throughout the rest of the '60s."
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Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan

  (Item #: dylanbobdy_1809_7_11) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding MONO copy of Bob Dylan's self-titled debut (recorded in mono) with Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Both sides here have the immediacy, the warmth and the studio space the reissues fail to reproduce
  • "... a sterling effort, outclassing most, if not all, of what came before it..."
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Deja Vu

  (Item #: crosbdejav_1909_11ex) 

Our Price: $549.99

  • A stunning Shootout Winning copy that is guaranteed to blow your mind - each side earned Triple Plus (A+++) grades
  • 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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Bert Jansch
Avocet

  (Item #: janscavoce_1911) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Avocet finally arrives on the site with STUNNING Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from top to bottom on this UK pressing
  • Huge, Tubey Magical and lively, with solid weight down low and lots of space around all the instruments - just the right sound for this music
  • 4 stars: "At once bucolic and urbane, Jansch's 12th studio long player is rated among the guitar legend's personal favorites. It's easy to see why, as it splits the difference between the tenacious progressivism of his early, post-Pentangle offerings and the stateliness of his later work."
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Leonard Cohen
Songs of Love and Hate

  (Item #: cohensongs_of_love_1911) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • You'll find KILLER Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from first note to last on this copy of Cohen's third studio album
  • With sound that is rich, clear, present and spacious, this early pressing captures the emotional intensity of Cohen's music truthfully and completely
  • Features some of Leonard's most famous originals, including "Famous Blue Raincoat," and "Joan of Arc"
  • 4 1/2 stars: "...Songs of Love and Hate captured Cohen in one of his finest hours as a songwriter, and the best selections... rank with the most satisfying work of his career. If Songs of Love and Hate isn't Cohen's best album, it comes close enough to be essential to anyone interested in his work."
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
4 Way Street

  (Item #: crosb4ways_1907_11) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: hopkipostc_1907_11) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound for both sides of this original Apple pressing, with 50 year old import vinyl that's about as quiet as any we can find
  • This vintage UK Apple pressing has the kind of Tubey Magical Midrange that modern records can barely BEGIN to reproduce
  • Engineered by Ken Scott, Donovan's "Lord of the Reedy River" is simply amazing on this copy
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Paul McCartney produced this debut album of twee but pretty, romantic pop-folk... the highlights are Donovan's "Lord of the Reedy River" and "The Honeymoon Song," which McCartney himself had sung with the Beatles way back in 1963 on the BBC..."
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Joni Mitchell
Clouds

  (Item #: mitchcloud_1906_9_11) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Triple Triple! A stunning copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish- this is As Good As It Gets, folks!
  • Check out the clear transients on Joni's guitar -- you can really hear her moving her hands around the fretboard and pulling on the strings
  • It's tough to find this album in clean shape with this kind of warm, natural sound (something the new reissue is no doubt profoundly lacking)
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Clouds is a stark stunner, a great leap forward for Joni Mitchell. Vocals here are more forthright and assured than on her debut and exhibit a remarkable level of subtle expressiveness. Guitar alone is used in accompaniment, and the variety of playing approaches and sounds gotten here is most impressive."
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America
Hat Trick

  (Item #: amerihattr_1911) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • This original Warner Brothers pressing boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • Rich, full-bodied and spacious, with wonderfully sweet, breathy vocals - this is the sound we look for on America's classic Folk Pop albums
  • "Hat Trick, the trio’s third effort in as many years, is an admirable and ultimately successful attempt at fleshing out a sound that at one time consisted almost entirely of crisp acoustic guitar interplay, two-fingered elementary piano progressions and saccharin-sweet three-part harmonies... [it] should hopefully dispel America’s once notorious reputation as a “pubescent Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.” - Cameron Crowe, L.A. Times
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Jonathan Edwards
Jonathan Edwards

  (Item #: edwarjonat_1911) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Incredible sound for this pink label Capricorn pressing with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the second
  • If you're a fan of superbly well recorded Acoustic Guitar Folk Pop (think James Taylor and Dan Fogelberg), this pressing is guaranteed to deliver the goods
  • 4 1/2 stars: "His brand of homespun tunes were perfectly matched to his emotive and soaring tenor... The acoustic and optimistic "Sunshine" struck a chord with listeners in the fall of 1971, climbing all the way to a lofty number four on the Pop Singles survey..."
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Leonard Cohen
Songs Of Leonard Cohen

  (Item #: cohensongs_of_leonard_1902_7_10ex) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A KILLER sounding original 360 copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish - reasonably quiet vinyl too
  • Bigger, richer and clearer than any other copy we played - the wonderfully intimate, breathy vocals are the key to these amazing sounding pressings
  • Sometimes the conventional wisdom is true, and this record makes the case as well as any we play - the right original Columbia pressings are in a league of their own
  • 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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Grateful Dead
Skeletons From The Closet

  (Item #: grateskele_1908_10) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A superb sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER throughout
  • This vintage pressing has the MIDRANGE MAGIC that’s surely missing from whatever 180g reissue has been made from the 40+ year old tapes (or, to be clear, a modern digital master copied from those tapes)
  • "Skeletons from the Closet has been long-lived as a Grateful Dead primer... Fans of the band's live show have noted that Skeletons only contains two live tracks from a band whose live shows are its strongest suit. Still, Skeletons remains a good introduction to the band's early -- and arguably best -- work, and is also a great disc for the casual fan. Favorites include "Truckin'," "Sugar Magnolia," "Friend of the Devil," and "Casey Jones," classic tracks taken from 1970's Workingman's Dead and American Beauty."
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Crosby, Stills and Nash
Daylight Again

  (Item #: crosbdayli_1910) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This outstanding copy of Daylight Again earned Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This is the embodiment of the Classic CSN sound we love - rich, full-bodied, warm, punchy, dynamic and clear
  • Steven Barncard, one of our favorite recording engineers, no doubt deserves most of the credit
  • Allmusic on Wasted on the Way and Southern Cross: "Both were extracted as singles and became among the best-known tracks not only on Daylight Again, but also in the post-'60s CSN canon."
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Neil Young
Neil Young

  (Item #: youngneily_1910) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This vintage pressing of Neil Young's solo debut has superb Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • Surely one of Neil's toughest to find with top quality sonics, but here it is, sounding rich, warm and clear
  • "...a flowing tributary from the over-all Springfield river of twangs, breathless vocals and slim yet stout instrumentation. Especially vivid is Young's sense of melancholy and the ingenious clusters of images he employs in his lyrics (printed in full)."
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Joni Mitchell
Blue

  (Item #: mitchblue_1910) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: smithstray_1906_10) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This superb collaboration has been a member of the TAS Super Disc List for decades, and here it is with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side one and an outstanding Double Plus (A++) side two - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This copy is surprisingly spacious, full-bodied and natural, with few of the problems that plagued most of the pressings we played
  • The sound of Smith's dulcimer is enchanting here, with a nice extended top end and plenty of space around all the instruments
  • "The full, shimmering waterfall of Jerry Read Smith's hammered-dulcimer playing takes center stage, flowing together with a sumptuous variety of accompanying instruments..."
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Van Morrison
Astral Weeks

  (Item #: morriastra_1907_10) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • This WB Green Label LP has STUNNING Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the first, for Van The Man's 1968 groundbreaking, introspective classic
  • This record lives or dies by the quality of its Tubey Magical Midrange, a sound modern records rarely begin to reproduce
  • It takes us years to find enough clean copies to do a shootout - these originals are not sitting in the bins at your local store anymore, they're displayed behind the counter for a hundred bucks or more a pop
  • 5 stars: "Astral Weeks is a justified entry in pop music's pantheon. It is unlike any record before or since; it mixes together the very best of postwar popular music in an emotional outpouring cast in delicate, subtle musical structures."
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Joni Mitchell
For The Roses

  (Item #: mitchforth_1902_7_10) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This outstanding copy of Joni Mitchell's fifth studio album boasts Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • Incredibly rich, warm and natural with real immediacy to Joni's vocals, and Tubey Magic for days, this pressing was doing it all right
  • 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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Arlo Guthrie
Alice’s Restaurant

  (Item #: guthralice_1908_10) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • For the first time in almost two years -- a "Triple Triple" (A+++) copy of Arlo Guthrie's classic debut
  • The 18 minute plus title song sounds wonderful here - natural, Tubey Magical, and tonally correct, as befits any top quality vintage pressing
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • 4 stars: "... provide[s] an insight into his uniformly outstanding — yet astoundingly overlooked — early sides on Warner Bros."
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Bob Dylan
Another Side of Bob Dylan (in Mono)

  (Item #: dylananoth_1910) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A very special 360 Mono pressing of this Dylan classic, with Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER throughout and pressed on exceptionally QUIET vinyl - what are the chances?
  • Tonally correct, Tubey Magical, clear and present - here's a copy that can put a living, breathing, 23 year old Bob Dylan right between your speakers
  • Many of his most well-known songs are here: All I Really Want To Do, Chimes Of Freedom, My Back Pages, It Ain't Me Babe and 7 more
  • 5 Stars: "Another Side of Bob Dylan is a more varied record and it's more successful, too, since it captures Dylan expanding his music, turning in imaginative, poetic performances on love songs and protest tunes alike. ...The result is one of his very best records, a lovely intimate affair."
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Bob Dylan
John Wesley Harding

  (Item #: dylanjohnw_1906_10_) 

Our Price: $119.99

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

  (Item #: mitchcloud_1906_10) 

Our Price: $129.99

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

  (Item #: youngharve_1910_2) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this vintage pressing of Neil's undeniable classic is guaranteed to beat any Harvest you've ever heard
  • At Mint Minus Minus this is not an especially quiet copy, but keep in mind that it's practically impossible to find an early pressing with sound this good that will play quieter - it hasn't happened in years
  • A Top 100 album and a sublime recording no audiophile should be without
  • 4 1/2 stars: "...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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Bob Dylan
Highway 61 Revisited

  (Item #: dylanhighw_1910_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This 360 Stereo pressing of Dylan's 1965 release boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last - reasonably quiet vinyl for a 360 LP too
  • In the same way Sgt. Pepper changed music a mere two years later, Highway 61 Revisited left all of Dylan's contemporaries behind, scrambling to keep up with the standard it set
  • 5 stars: "Dylan had not only changed his sound, but his persona, trading the folk troubadour for a streetwise, cynical hipster ... it proved that rock & roll needn't be collegiate and tame in order to be literate, poetic, and complex."
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Bob Dylan
Highway 61 Revisited

  (Item #: dylanhighw_1907_1910) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A superb 360 Stereo pressing of Dylan's 1965 release with Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on both sides, right up there with our Shootout Winner
  • Live-in-Your-Listening-Room sound throughout - guaranteed miles beyond any copy you've ever heard
  • In the same way Sgt. Pepper changed music a mere two years later, Highway 61 Revisited left all of Dylan's contemporaries behind, scrambling to keep up with the standard it set
  • 5 stars: "Dylan had not only changed his sound, but his persona, trading the folk troubadour for a streetwise, cynical hipster ... it proved that rock & roll needn't be collegiate and tame in order to be literate, poetic, and complex."
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Neil Young
Comes A Time

  (Item #: youngcomes_1811_6_10) 

Our Price: $99.99
Sale Price: $79.00 (You save $20.99 / 21%)


  • An outstanding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Drop the needle on the title track or Look Out For My Love and hear how rich, warm and tubey the sound is
  • The top copies of Comes a Time are the sonic equal of the best recordings in Neil's catalog
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Comes a Time finally was the Neil Young album for the millions of fans who had loved Harvest, an acoustic-based record with country overtones and romantic, autobiographical lyrics, and many of those fans returned to the fold, enough to make Comes a Time Young's first Top Ten album since Harvest."
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Leonard Cohen
New Skin For the Old Ceremony

  (Item #: cohennewsk_1908_10) 

Our Price: $449.99

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

  (Item #: dylanjohnw_1906_10) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A wonderful sounding original Columbia 360 Stereo pressing of this pivotal Dylan LP, with insanely good Triple Plus (A+++) grades or very close to it on both sides
  • Here is the bass, richness & vocal presence that make John Wesley Harding one of the better sounding Dylan records from the late '60s
  • The title track, Dear Landlord, I'll Be Your Baby Tonight, All Along the Watchtower and I Pity The Poor Immigrant are a few of the more memorable songs here
  • 5 stars: "The music is simple, direct, and melodic, providing a touchstone for the country-rock revolution that swept through rock in the late '60s."
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Bob Dylan
Highway 61 Revisited

  (Item #: dylanhighw_1910) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This vintage Stereo pressing of Dylan's 1965 landmark release boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Clean stereo pressings of this album are ridiculously hard to come by these days, not to mention the fact that few copies will sound as good as this one does
  • In the same way that Sgt. Pepper revolutionized the music scene a mere two years later, Highway 61 left all of Dylan's contemporaries behind, scrambling to keep up with the standard he set as far back in '65
  • 5 stars: "Dylan had not only changed his sound, but his persona, trading the folk troubadour for a streetwise, cynical hipster ... it proved that rock & roll needn't be collegiate and tame in order to be literate, poetic, and complex."
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Traffic
John Barleycorn Must Die

  (Item #: traffjohnb_1910) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With two seriously good sides each rating a Double Plus (A++) or BETTER, this copy was one of the better pressings we played in our shootout
  • Both sides have the vintage analog sound we love - rich and smooth, with plenty of Tubey Magic and studio space
  • Arguably their best album, certainly their most groundbreaking, original and involving - Low Spark would rank a close second
  • "...the band sounds utterly grounded. As the grooves percolate effortlessly along, it becomes clear that unity, not any technical skill, is what makes the music levitate."
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James Taylor
Mud Slide Slim

  (Item #: taylomudsl_1802_3_10) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • 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 - exceptionally 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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Jefferson Airplane
2400 Fulton Street

  (Item #: jeffe2400f_1803_6_10) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • These superb pressings boast outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on all four sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • If you're looking for excellent sound, quiet vinyl, and practically all the band's best material, this is the double album for you
  • We, of course, can't say these pressings are competitive with Hot Stampers of the original albums, but the best of them can sound quite good
  • 4 stars: "...all of the essentials are here -- most of Surrealistic Pillow, along with highlights from the surrounding albums up through the end of the group's history and a few odd singles and B-sides that otherwise usually get overlooked."
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Joni Mitchell
For The Roses

  (Item #: mitchforth_1906_10) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: vanzadelta_1903_6_10) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Excellent sound throughout for this original Tomato LP with both sides earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades
  • No one does beautifully spare and gut-wrenching country music quite like TVZ; this set contains two of his best songs -- Tower Song and Nothin'
  • "On Van Zandt's fourth album his voice hasn't yet attained the weary gravitas that made his later albums so shattering, but his dark, skewed visions of life are already in place. "Tower Song" is one of the minor key laments Van Zandt did so well, delivered with sparse guitar and subtle classical harp. The singer is leaving behind his wife and child, blaming her for the break up, although he admits he's a drunk and unable to communicate with her, except in song."
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The Grateful Dead
Workingman's Dead

  (Item #: grateworki_1906_10) 

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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Neil Young
Old Ways

  (Item #: youngoldwa_1910_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This superb pressing of Old Ways boasts Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from start to finish - just shy of our Shootout Winner
  • Big, full-bodied and energetic, with wonderfully present vocals - shocking for a recording from 1985
  • Neil's unabashed country album is guaranteed to make your MoFI pressing sound like the bad joke it was in '96
  • "... this turns out to be his most carefully crafted album since Comes a Time... Pretty amazing." - Rolling Stone
  • "Old Ways [is]...cut in the style of Harvest and Comes a Time, but with a stronger country leaning. Young depends heavily on friends, especially for vocals - Waylon Jennings sings harmony..."
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Deja Vu

  (Item #: crosbdejav_1910) 

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 killer stereo pressing is wonderfully Tubey Magical, full-bodied and solid, with note-like, clear bass
  • One of our all time favorite albums at Better Records and one that almost never sounds THIS good
  • 5 stars: "... 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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Crosby, Stills and Nash
CSN

  (Item #: crosbcsn_1910) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This superb sounding copy of CSN earned outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades for sound on both sides
  • The sound is big and rich, yet still wonderfully clean, clear and open with fantastic energy - you will not believe all the space and ambience here
  • Includes CSN classics Just A Song Before I Go and Fair Game
  • 4 stars: "It has held up remarkably well, both as a memento of its time, and as a thoroughly enjoyable musical work."
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Nearly White Hot Stamper

The Notting Hillbillies
Missing...

  (Item #: nottimissi_1904_7_10) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An insanely good sounding copy with Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • These sides get the sound of the plucked instruments with all the speed. body and harmonic information they need to sound their best
  • 4 stars: "... a low-key, joyous run-through of mostly traditional, blues-based songs with a handful of originals... Despite the high-profile presence of Knopfler, the Notting Hillbillies succeed in sounding like a band with Knopfler often taking a backseat to his bandmates... a delightful record that doesn't overstay its welcome."
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Taj Mahal
Giant Step / De Ole Folks at Home

  (Item #: mahalgiant_1906_10) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • KILLER sound throughout with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it on sides two, three and four, and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the first side
  • On the acoustic side the harmonics of the stringed instruments -- banjo and guitar -- ring out clearly and naturally
  • Two complete LPs worth of material: the first electric, the second acoustic, something for everybody -- it even includes the Monkees hit "Take A Giant Step" if you can believe it
  • 4 Stars: "Parties searching for an apt introduction when discovering Taj Mahal's voluminous catalog are encouraged to consider Giant Step as a highly recommended reference point."
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Simon & Garfunkel
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary...

  (Item #: simonparsl_1910) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This outstanding Columbia 360 pressing of Simon and Garfunkel's breakthrough from 1966 boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • Here is a copy with especially smooth, present, breathy vocals - this is the sound we love at Better Records, and the sound that the modern reissue too often fails to capture
  • A longtime Better Records Top 100 album and a Demo Disc for Tubey Magical voices and guitars
  • 4 1/2 stars: "[I]t is an achievement akin to the Beatles' Revolver or the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds album, and just as personal and pointed as either of those records at their respective bests."
  • "Few others have come close to the intelligence, beauty, variety, creativity, and craftsmanship that [PSR&T] captured." Pete Fornatale
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Cat Stevens
Catch Bull At Four

(UK Island)

  (Item #: stevecatch_1903_10_island) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • With two outstanding Double Plus (A++) sides, this vintage UK Island pressing is guaranteed to beat any original pressing you have ever heard, from any country - and it will beat it by a wide margin
  • The sound here is bigger, tubier, more dynamic, more lively, more present and just plain more EXCITING than anything you've heard before
  • Many of Cat's best songs are on this one - Can't Keep It In, Angelsea, 18th Avenue, Freezing Steel and more
  • "Celebrated and adored for his sanguine lyrics and irresistible hooks, Cat Stevens was one of the rare singer-songwriters capable of composing genuinely optimistic songs that didn't leave a sappy residue in listeners' ears."
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Neil Young
Comes A Time

  (Item #: youngcomes_1905_7_10) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A stunning copy of Neil Young's 1978 release, with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides
  • Drop the needle on Comes A Time or Look Out For My Love and hear how rich, warm and Tubey Magical the sound is
  • The best copies of Comes a Time, like this one, are the sonic equal of the best recordings in Neil's catalog - that's saying a lot
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Comes a Time finally was the Neil Young album for the millions of fans who had loved Harvest, an acoustic-based record with country overtones and romantic, autobiographical lyrics, and many of those fans returned to the fold, enough to make Comes a Time Young's first Top Ten album since Harvest."
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Cat Stevens
Catch Bull At Four

  (Item #: stevecatch_1905_10) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • With two outstanding Double Plus (A++) sides, this original pressing will be tough to beat - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Bigger, more dynamic, more lively, more present and just plain more EXCITING than anything you've heard before
  • This one can show you the sweeter, tubier Midrange Magic that we love about Cat Stevens recordings
  • Many of Cat's best songs are here - Can't Keep It In, Angelsea, 18th Avenue, Freezing Steel and more
  • "Celebrated and adored for his sanguine lyrics and irresistible hooks, Cat Stevens was one of the rare singer-songwriters capable of composing genuinely optimistic songs that didn't leave a sappy residue in listeners' ears."
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Neil Young
Old Ways

  (Item #: youngoldwa_1906_1910) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A surprisingly good sounding pressing with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Big, full-bodied and energetic, with wonderfully present vocals - shocking for 1985
  • Neil's unabashed country album is guaranteed to make your MoFI pressing sound like the bad joke it was in '96
  • "... this turns out to be his most carefully crafted album since Comes a Time... Pretty amazing." - Rolling Stone
  • "Old Ways [is] a 1982 recording originally rejected by Geffen, cut in the style of Harvest and Comes a Time, but with a stronger country leaning. Young depends heavily on friends, especially for vocals - Waylon Jennings sings harmony on six out of the ten tracks, and one of the others is a duet with Willie Nelson."
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Neil Young
After The Gold Rush

  (Item #: youngafter_1905_1910) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An outstanding pressing, with solid Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER on both sides - guaranteed killer 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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Super Hot Stamper (With Issues)

Neil Young
Harvest

  (Item #: youngharve_1910) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides or BETTER, this vintage pressing of Neil's undeniable classic is guaranteed to beat any Harvest you've ever heard
  • A few minor problems mar an otherwise lovely pressing
  • The sound is rich and full-bodied with exceptional analog warmth and wonderful vocal presence
  • A Top 100 album and a sublime recording of the first order 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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Bob Dylan
Blonde On Blonde

  (Item #: dylanblond_1905_7_10) 

Our Price: $549.99

  • With 10.5 pluses out of a possible 12, this copy was one of the best we heard in our recent shootout -- exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • You won't believe how big, rich and full this album can sound on a copy this good
  • Includes tons of quintessential Dylan classics: Rainy Day Women, I Want You, Just Like A Woman, and more - they all sound phenomenal
  • 5 stars: "Blonde on Blonde is an album of enormous depth, providing endless lyrical and musical revelations on each play... It's the culmination of Dylan's electric rock & roll period — he would never release a studio record that rocked this hard, or had such bizarre imagery, ever again."
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Nearly White Hot Stamper

Doc Watson
Southbound

  (Item #: watsosouth_1910) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Doc Watson's superb sophomore release finally makes its Hot Stamper debut, boasting Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound and exceptionally quiet vinyl throughout - just shy of our Shootout Winner
  • We were specifically listening for richness, sweetness, warmth and intimacy on Doc's vocals, and this pressing gave us all those qualities in abundance
  • If you own the veiled, opaque, recessed, ambience-challenged Cisco remaster, you are in for a treat - our Hot Stamper is none of those things!
  • 5 stars: "Southbound was a pivotal record for Doc Watson... it demonstrated that Watson was capable of more than just dazzling interpretations of folk songs, but that he could also write excellent original material and rework new country songs in a fascinating manner."
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Jefferson Airplane
Surrealistic Pillow

  (Item #: jeffesurre_1907_10) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This outstanding stereo copy of the band's sophomore release boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last - exceptionally QUIET vinyl too
  • It's the rare copy of this '60s Psych Classic that has this kind of freedom from distortion, as well as clarity, openness, and spaciousness
  • An incredibly difficult album to find with audiophile sound, but this copy has the goods and will beat whatever you throw at it
  • 5 stars: "Every song is a perfectly cut diamond ... a groundbreaking piece of folk-rock-based psychedelia that hit — literally — like a shot heard round the world..."
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America
History: America's Greatest Hits

  (Item #: amerihisto_1910) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

Seals & Crofts
Summer Breeze

  (Item #: sealssumme_1910) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This superb pressing of Summer Breeze (the first to hit the site in years!) boasts Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from top to bottom - just shy of our Shootout Winner
  • With tons of Tubey Magical richness in the midrange - the kind they were still recording in 1972 - this is a wonderful sounding album of folk pop
  • It has taken us years to find the right stampers for this album, and now here they are on the Green Label original in all their glory
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Summer Breeze offered an unusually ambitious array of music within a soft rock context -- most artists tried to avoid weighty subjects in such surroundings... the most highly regarded of all of Seals & Crofts' albums."
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
4 Way Street

  (Item #: crosb4ways_1910_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A real monster copy of CSN&Y's classic live double album with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades on ALL FOUR SIDES!
  • This live album gives you the "naked" sound of the real thing - the real voices and the real guitars and the real everything else, in a way that would never happen again
  • Their brilliant engineer, Bill Halverson, worked his magic here, but only the best pressings let his genius shine the way this one does
  • Rolling Stone raves that "Crosby, Stills. Nash, and Young are all performers of unquestionable talent, and mostly because they stay out of each others' way, 4 Way Street must surely be their best album to date."
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Cat Stevens
Tea for the Tillerman

  (Item #: steveteafo_1907_3_1909) 

Our Price: $299.99

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

  (Item #: dylanblond_1910) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on all four sides and fairly quiet vinyl, this was one of the better copies of Blonde On Blonde we heard in our most recent shootout
  • You won't believe how big, rich and full this album can sound on a copy this good
  • Includes tons of quintessential Dylan classics: Rainy Day Women, I Want You, Just Like A Woman, and more - they all sound phenomenal
  • 5 stars: "Blonde on Blonde is an album of enormous depth, providing endless lyrical and musical revelations on each play... It's the culmination of Dylan's electric rock & roll period — he would never release a studio record that rocked this hard, or had such bizarre imagery, ever again."
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Super Hot Stamper (Issues)

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
4 Way Street

  (Item #: crosb4ways_1910) 

Our Price: $89.99

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

  (Item #: stevetease_1909_3) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • An impressive copy of this Cat Stevens classic, with stunning Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on both sides - just shy of our Shootout Winner
  • This pressing is clearly fuller, bigger, more lively and more Tubey Magical than almost any other copy we played
  • AMG 5 Stars and a Top 100 album - in some ways it's 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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Crosby, Stills and Nash
Daylight Again

  (Item #: crosbdayli_1905_9) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This outstanding copy of Daylight Again (the last good record these guys would ever make) earned solid Double Plus (A++) sonic grades - relatively quiet vinyl too
  • This is the embodiment of the Classic CSN sound we love - rich, full-bodied, warm, punchy, dynamic and clear
  • Steven Barncard, one of our favorite recording engineers, no doubt deserves most of the credit
  • Allmusic on Wasted on the Way and Southern Cross: "Both were extracted as singles and became among the best-known tracks not only on Daylight Again, but also in the post-'60s CSN canon."
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Townes Van Zandt
Live At The Old Quarter

  (Item #: vanzalivea_1909_2) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Outstanding sound for this original Tomato LP with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on sides two and three and Double Plus (A++) sound on the other two sides
  • Rich, natural and clear, with a striking musical quality that was missing from some of the originals we played (and surely nowhere to be found on the reissues currently being made from digital copies of the forty plus year old tapes)
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Van Zandt could work magic in front of an audience under the right circumstances, and while a wealth of live recordings of Van Zandt have emerged since his passing on the first day of 1997, Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas ranks with the very best of his concert albums."
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Jesse Colin Young
Together

  (Item #: youngtoget_1909) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Together finally returns to the site with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • The sound here is richer, fuller, more musical and more natural - Young's breathy voice is reproduced with a solidity and immediacy that's not easy to find on vinyl
  • As an eclectic collection of both covers and original material, this album showcases Jesse's versatility and expansive artistic range
  • "[Young] played favorite songs from a variety of genres... Having covered those bases, Young also introduced some timely originals, such as "Peace Song," an anti-war anthem, and "Good Times," which was very reminiscent of the rustic sound Van Morrison had found recently on such albums as Tupelo Honey."
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Super Hot Stamper (quiet vinyl)

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Deja Vu

  (Item #: crosbdejav_1909_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A superb Big and Bold copy that earned seriously good sonic grades of Double Plus (A++) on both sides - fairly 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)

Cat Stevens
Teaser & The Firecat

  (Item #: stevetease_1901_7_9) 

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


  • 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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Cat Stevens
Mona Bone Jakon

  (Item #: stevemonab_1906_9) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • With Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the second, this copy of Cat Stevens' brilliant third album will be very hard to beat
  • So transparent, open, and spacious, nuances and subtleties that escaped you are now revealed as never before
  • When you play I Wish I Wish and I Think I See The Light on this vintage pressing, we think you will agree with us that this is one of the greatest Folk Rock albums of them all
  • "A delight, and because it never achieved the Top 40 radio ubiquity of later albums, it sounds fresh and distinct."
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Bob Dylan
Another Side of Bob Dylan (in Stereo)

  (Item #: dylananoth_1909) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • An early 360 Label Stereo copy of this early Dylan classic with very good Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it - reasonably quiet vinyl too
  • The mono pressings are superb as well, but we were surprised at just how clear and present Dylan's voice sounded on this copy
  • Many classics are here: All I Really Want To Do, Chimes Of Freedom, My Back Pages, It Ain't Me Babe and 7 more
  • 5 Stars: "Another Side of Bob Dylan is a more varied record and it's more successful, too, since it captures Dylan expanding his music, turning in imaginative, poetic performances on love songs and protest tunes alike. The result is one of his very best records, a lovely intimate affair."
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America
Homecoming

  (Item #: amerihomec_1902_5_9ex) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • 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 - big, rich and Tubey Magical with excellent transparency and breathy harmony and lead vocals
  • Some of the most tubey and 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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Traffic
John Barleycorn Must Die

  (Item #: traffjohnb_1904_6_9) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A stunning copy of this Traffic Classic with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from first note to the last
  • Both sides have the vintage analog sound we love - rich and smooth, with plenty of Tubey Magic, bottom end weight and studio space
  • Arguably their best album, certainly their most groundbreaking, original and involving - Low Spark would rank a close second
  • "...the band sounds utterly grounded. As the grooves percolate effortlessly along, it becomes clear that unity, not any technical skill, is what makes the music levitate."
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The Grateful Dead
Workingman's Dead

  (Item #: grateworki_1906_9) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This excellent Green Label WB original pressing offers outstanding Tubey Magical Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from start to finish; exceptionally quiet vinyl too!
  • A truly superb recording of the Dead at the peak of their creativity (with American Beauty to follow that same year!)
  • We love the big, rich, weighty bottom end found on the better pressings such as this one
  • 5 stars: "The lilting Uncle John's Band, their first radio hit, opens the record and perfectly summarizes its subtle, spare beauty; complete with a new focus on more concise songs and tighter arrangements, the approach works brilliantly."
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Cat Stevens
Teaser & The Firecat

  (Item #: stevetease_1909_2) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • These KILLER sides each rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it will rock your world with their amazing richness, clarity, transparency and ENERGY
  • This Brilliant Classic Folk Rock recording on the rare British Island pink rim label offers superb Demo Disc Quality sound
  • AMG 5 Stars and a Top 100 album - in some ways it's 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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David Bowie
Hunky Dory

  (Item #: bowiehunky_1904_9) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This UK pressing of Bowie's pre-Ziggy Folk Rock masterpiece earned outstanding Double (A++) grades for their preternaturally Tubey Magical sound - thanks Ken Scott, you da man!
  • The best tracks on the album are Demonstration Quality - Oh You Pretty Things is a KNOCKOUT here
  • Rich, spacious and sweet, with a HUGE soundstage - drop the needle on Changes and listen to how dynamic it is
  • 5 stars: "On the surface, such a wide range of styles and sounds would make an album incoherent, but Bowie's improved songwriting and determined sense of style instead made Hunky Dory a touchstone for reinterpreting pop's traditions into fresh, postmodern pop music."
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Grateful Dead
Blues For Allah

  (Item #: grateblues_1807_5_9) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A stunning sounding copy of this Grateful Dead classic with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • Probably the last essential Dead album - this pressing has especially silky, sweet vocals, good presence and energy, punchy bass and a spacious soundfield
  • "The Dead went into a state of latent activity that lasted until the spring of [1975] when the band reconvened to record Blues for Allah... Obviously, the time off had done the band worlds of good, as Blues for Allah — more than any past or future studio album — captures the Dead at their most natural and inspired."
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The Byrds
Turn! Turn! Turn!

  (Item #: byrdsturnt_1909) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This superb copy of the band's sophomore release boasts Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • You will not believe how punchy, lively, dynamic, and exciting some of these tracks sound here
  • One of the better sounding Byrds recordings, with a number of their best songs, including the title track
  • 4 1/2 stars: "...more Bob Dylan covers were included, as well, and "Satisfied Mind" was their first foray into country-rock, a direction they would explore in much greater depth throughout the rest of the '60s."
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Bob Dylan
Blood On The Tracks

  (Item #: dylanblood_1909_1) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • With Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides, this is an outstanding Blood on the Tracks from start to finish
  • 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 exactly 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. Dylan made albums more influential than this, but he never made one better."
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The Pentangle
Pentangling

  (Item #: pentapentangling_1909) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side one and a superb Double Plus (A++) side two, this copy could not be beat
  • The unprocessed quality found throughout the album has its audiophile credentials fully in order, especially in the area of guitar harmonics, as well as drums that sound like real drums actually sound
  • The foundation of the music is provided by two legendary guitar heavyweights, Bert Jansch and John Renbourn, with Jacqui McShee's almost unbearably sweet vocals soaring above them
  • The best material from Pentangle's amazing first six albums, with sound that's full of British Analog Tubey Magic
  • "Pentangling is filled to the brim with some of the finest recordings the British folk movement had to offer..."
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Grateful Dead
Wake Of The Flood

  (Item #: gratewakeo_1904_9) 

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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Stealers Wheel
Stealers Wheel

  (Item #: stealsteal_1807_01_09) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • This early British pressing has superb sound throughout with each side rating a solid Double Plus (A++) - decent vinyl too
  • The legendary Geoff Emerick engineered, which explains why the sound is (potentially) so good on the better pressings.
  • Take it from us: the real British-pressed vinyl from the real master tape makes all the difference in the world
  • 4 Stars: "Ultimately, this very solid outing casts a somber shadow because of unfulfilled expectations. And any record this carefully crafted doesn't deserve to languish in the bins of obscurity..."
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David Crosby
If I Could Only Remember My Name

  (Item #: crosbifico_1905_8) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two seriously good sides each rating a Double Plus (A++) or very close to it, this is an outstanding copy of Crosby's first album, and the vinyl is as quiet as gets
  • Traction in the Rain on this killer side two sounds amazing, it's one of the most hallucinogenic tracks of all time
  • TAS List and Top 100 - one of the best sounding rock records ever made - Stephen Barncard's engineering masterpiece
  • "The songs range from brief snapshots of inspiration to the full-blown, rambling western epic "Cowboy Movie," and there are absolutely no false notes struck or missteps taken." 4 1/2 stars
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Leonard Cohen
Recent Songs

  (Item #: cohenrecen_1908_) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • An outstanding copy of Cohen's 1979 return to form, with solid Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides
  • This vintage pressing has the MIDRANGE MAGIC that’s surely missing from whatever 180g reissue has been made from the 40 year old tapes (or, to be clear, a modern digital master copied from those tapes)
  • Our Hot Stamper pressings, of this and Cohen's other albums as well, offer dramatically more warmth, richness and smoothness than any other copy you have heard, guaranteed
  • "The first thing Leonard Cohen's music fans noticed about his sixth new studio album, given the typically open-ended title Recent Songs, was that, musically, it marked a return to the gypsy folk sound of his early records..."
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Leonard Cohen
New Skin For the Old Ceremony

  (Item #: cohennewsk_1908_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

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

  (Item #: grateinthe_1908) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

  (Item #: cohensongs_of_leonard_1908) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This is an outstanding vintage pressing with Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • 5 stars: "The ten songs on Songs of Leonard Cohen were certainly beautifully constructed, artful in a way few (if any) other lyricists would approach for some time, but what's most striking about these songs isn't Cohen's technique, superb as it is, so much as his portraits of a world dominated by love and lust, rage and need, compassion and betrayal...few musicians have ever created a more remarkable or enduring debut."
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James Taylor
Sweet Baby James

  (Item #: taylosweet_1906_1908) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This wonderful copy of Sweet Baby James boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from first note to last
  • 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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Grateful Dead
Skeletons From The Closet

  (Item #: grateskele_1908) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A KILLER copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the second
  • Both of these sides are out of this world -- clean, clear and present yet still pretty rich and Tubey Magical with plenty of bottom end weight
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl throughout -- Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "... long-lived as a Grateful Dead primer... [it] remains a good introduction to the band's early -- and arguably best -- work... Skeletons -- for longtime fans -- will always be a great disc for a lazy Sunday afternoon." - All Music
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Joni Mitchell
Song To A Seagull

  (Item #: mitchsongt_1908) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This stunning copy boasts Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the first
  • The vocals are breathy and clear, and the overall sound is rich, full and Tubey Magical with especially lovely guitar tone
  • Our favorite early Joni Mitchell album by far - as good as her others are, this one has a special charm we can find on no other record, by Joni or anyone else
  • "What sets this release apart from those of other confession-style singer/songwriters of the time is the craft, subtlety, and evocative power of Mitchell's lyrics and harmonic style... "
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Brewer & Shipley
Tarkio

  (Item #: brewetarki_1907) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • An outstanding original pressing from start to finish, this copy earned Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides - reasonably quiet vinyl too
  • Tubey magical, rich and sweet, the album is the epitome of the glorious warm sound of a Stephen Barncard recording at its best
  • A Desert Island Disc for yours truly - if you love Hippie Folk Rock, e.g., American Beauty, this album might just knock you out
  • "Notable not just for the inclusion of "One Toke Over the Line" but also for the great back porch stoned ambience of the entire recording, this 1970 effort from the band is ripe with dope references and subversive humor."
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Bob Dylan
The Times They Are A-Changin'

  (Item #: dylantimes_1808_1907) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Oustanding sound throughout on this 360 stereo pressing, with each side rating a solid Double Plus (A++)
  • The key to this stark recording - just Bob and his acoustic guitar and harmonica - is correct tonality, presence and intimacy, and here you get a good helping of all three
  • If you've played other copies of the album - on MoFi, Sundazed or Columbia LP, on the CD, on whatever - the Tubey Magic of the midrange of this pressing is going to blow your mind.
  • His classic 3rd LP (1964) - all original and often groundbreaking material
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Bob Dylan
Bringing It All Back Home

  (Item #: dylanbring_1907) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This outstanding copy of the first of Dylan's two classics from 1965* boasts Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides
  • It's also pressed on exceptionally QUIET vinyl for an early Dylan title - we really lucked out with how quiet this one played
  • Full-bodied, with much less of the harshness that plagues most copies - these early stereo pressings are the only way to hear Bob Dylan, in analog, sounding the way he should
  • 5 stars: "With Bringing It All Back Home, [Dylan] exploded the boundaries, producing an album of boundless imagination and skill. And it's not just that he went electric, either, rocking hard on 'Subterranean Homesick Blues,' 'Maggie's Farm,' and 'Outlaw Blues'; it's that he's exploding with imagination throughout the record."
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