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Steely Dan
Aja

  (Item #: steelaja_1909_12) 

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


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

  (Item #: talkimores_1912) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A practically unbeatable early pressing of 'More Songs' with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it on both sides, The Talking Head's One True Masterpiece
  • We guarantee that you have never heard these songs sound as BIG, BOLD and ALIVE as they do here - Take Me to the River is really rockin' on this side two
  • Eno produced, Rhett Davies engineered, every track is (psycho) killer - a Must Own from 1978
  • 5 stars: "Brian Eno brought a musical unity that tied the album together, especially in terms of the rhythm section, the sequencing, the pacing, and the mixing."
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Sinead O'Connor
I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got

  (Item #: oconnidono_1912) 

Our Price: $129.99

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

  (Item #: santasant1_1911_1_) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy is guaranteed to blow the doors off any other Santana first album you've heard
  • The drums have real snap to them - fast, clean percussion is critical to Santana's music and this copy delivers
  • A Must Own album, clearly their Masterpiece, and one of the truly groundbreaking debuts in rock history - a personal favorite to this very day
  • "Santana combined Latin rhythms with jazz-inspired improvisation, hard-rock guitar and lyrical, B.B. King-style blues - and even had a hit single, "Evil Ways." Rolling Stone
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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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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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Dire Straits
Dire Straits

  (Item #: diresdires_1909_12ex) 

Our Price: $149.99
Sale Price: $119.00 (You save $30.99 / 21%)


  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (++) sound on both sides of this copy of the band's debut album
  • This superb pressing is full-bodied and lively, with solid and present vocals, as plenty of vintage British Tubey Magic
  • A Better Records Rock & Pop Top 100 title, a True Demo Disc, and our favorite by the band for both sound and music
  • 4 1/2 stars: "...the album is remarkably accomplished for a debut, and Dire Straits had difficulty surpassing it throughout their career."
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Cannonball Adderley
Somethin' Else

  (Item #: addersomet_1912) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • You'll find outstanding sound on both sides of this 1958 recording, with each rating a solid Double Plus (A++) or something close to it - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • A triumph for Rudy Van Gelder, a Top Blue Note title, and as much a showcase for Miles Davis as it is for Cannonball
  • The best copies of this album set a standard that practically no other jazz record we know of can meet
  • 5 stars: "Both horn players are at their peak of lyrical invention, crafting gorgeous, flowing blues lines."
  • "...signs of Milesian influence are the calm, conversational delivery of the title track and the newfound lyricism in Adderley’s playing that followed from his nightly experience at the trumpeter’s side."
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June Christy
Something Cool

  (Item #: chrissomet_1912_1) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • Miss Christy's Must Own Masterpiece returns to the site, this time with stunning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) Mono sound or close to it on both sides - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • Need a refresher course in Tubey Magic after playing too many remastered records? This 1955 original Capitol turquoise pressing is overflowing with it
  • One of our favorite Cool School vocalists - we just wish we could find more clean copies of her albums
  • 5 Stars: "Christy established herself as an artist who strove for the very best in song selection, arrangements, and notably intelligent interpretation. There were perhaps other vocalists with greater vocal equipment, but few could match June Christy's artistic integrity."
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Pink Floyd
Dark Side Of The Moon

  (Item #: pinkfdarks_1912) 

Our Price: $349.99

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

  (Item #: threethree_33_1906_11) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A true Demo Disc of this wonderful recording, with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The transients are uncannily lifelike - listen for the huge amounts of kinetic energy produced when Shelly whacks the hell out of his cymbals
  • My favorite Piano Trio Jazz Album of All Time; every one of those six tracks is brilliantly arranged and performed (if you have the right takes of course; more about that later)
  • 4 Stars: "One of Joe Sample's finest sessions as a leader" - with Shelly Manne and Ray Brown, we would say it's clearly his finest session, as a leader or simply as the piano player in a killer trio
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Boston
Boston

  (Item #: bostobosto_1911) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) or BETTER sides, this pressing will show you just how good Boston's debut can sound
  • The multi-tracked, multi-layered guitars are as big as life on this copy and guaranteed to rock your world
  • A Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) grade on side one means Demo Disc sound for More Than a Feeling, Peace Of Mind and Long Time/Foreplay
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Nearly every song on Boston's debut album can still be heard on classic rock radio today due to the strong vocals of Brad Delp and unique guitar sound of Tom Scholz. Boston is essential for any fan of classic rock, and the album marks the re-emergence of the genre in the 1970s."
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Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Emerson...

  (Item #: emersemers_1911) 

Our Price: $299.99

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

  (Item #: taylojt_1911) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • This KILLER copy of an exceptionally well-recorded album boasts Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound throughout
  • The sound is incredibly present and punchy with great clarity, excellent bass, and classic James Taylor energy
  • The big hits Your Smiling Face and Handy Man both sound amazing here - thanks Val Garay!
  • 4 stars: "JT was James Taylor's best album since Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon because it acknowledged the darkness of his earlier work while explaining the deliberate lightness of his current viewpoint, and because it was his most consistent collection in years."
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Peter Frampton
Wind of Change

  (Item #: frampwindo_1905_8_11) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Incredible Demo Disc sound throughout: Triple Plus (A+++) on side two and close to that (A++ to A+++) on side one
  • This British original is the very definition of TUBEY MAGIC, with sound so rich and sweet it will make you want to take all your CDs and dump them in the trash (now that record stores don't even want them anymore)
  • The best copies like this one keep what's good about the recording intact, while letting us hear into the soundfield with glorious transparency
  • "The sound is crisp, the melodies catchy, and Frampton's distinctive, elliptical Gibson Les Paul guitar leads soar throughout... "
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King Crimson
In The Court Of The Crimson King

  (Item #: kingcinthe_1911) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • An outstanding copy of the band's debut album, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is rich, warm and Tubey Magical, with breath and presence on the vocals, surrounded by studio space
  • At good loud levels the horns blasting away on 21st Century Schizoid Man are guaranteed to blow your mind
  • 5 stars: "The group's definitive album, and one of the most daring debut albums ever .... it blew all of the progressive/psychedelic competition out of the running, although it was almost too good for the band's own good -- it took King Crimson nearly four years to come up with a record as strong or concise."
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Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto
Getz - Gilberto

  (Item #: getz_getzg_1911) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides, this is one of a small handful of killer copies with decent vinyl to ever hit the site
  • Surprisingly present, immediate and REAL - musically and sonically, this is an album that belongs in every music loving audiophile's collection
  • An All Time Bossa Nova classic that shows you just how lovely this music can sound when properly mastered and pressed
  • 5 stars: "Bossa nova's finest moment, Getz/Gilberto [brought] two of bossa nova's greatest innovators — guitarist/singer João Gilberto and composer/pianist Antonio Carlos Jobim — to New York to record with Stan Getz. The results were magic... One of those rare jazz records about which the purist elite and the buying public are in total agreement. Beyond essential."
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White Hot Stamper (Quiet Vinyl)

The Beach Boys
Pet Sounds

  (Item #: beachpetso_1911_) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • This stunning 2-pack offers Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Forget whatever dead-as-a-doornail Heavy Vinyl record they're making these days - if you want to hear the Tubey Magic, size and energy of this wonderful album, a vintage pressing like this one is the way to go
  • The Beach Boys revolutionized the popular music of the day with their genius for harmony, and a killer copy like this has their voices sounding the way they should
  • 5 stars: "The group here reached a whole new level in terms of both composition and production, layering tracks upon tracks of vocals and instruments to create a richly symphonic sound."
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Super Hot Stamper (Quiet Vinyl)

Santana
Santana

  (Item #: santasant1_1911) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side one and a side two close to it, this original pressing has plenty of Columbia analog magic in its grooves - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The drums have real snap to them - fast, clean percussion is critical to Santana's music and this copy delivers
  • A Must Own album, clearly their Masterpiece, and one of the truly groundbreaking debuts in rock history - a personal favorite to this very day
  • "Santana combined Latin rhythms with jazz-inspired improvisation, hard-rock guitar and lyrical, B.B. King-style blues - and even had a hit single, "Evil Ways." Rolling Stone
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AC/DC
Back In Black

  (Item #: acdc_backi_1903_5_11) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides, this Back in Black ROCKS like no other copy you've heard - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Both sides play exceptionally well for a Robert Ludwig original, which is absolutely the only way to go on the album
  • Top 100, and if you turn it up good and loud, one of the biggest, boldest, hardest rockin' records ever made
  • 5 stars: "... tawdry celebration of sex is what made AC/DC different from all other metal bands — there was no sword & sorcery, no darkness, just a rowdy party, and they never held a bigger, better party than they did on Back in Black."
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Steely Dan
Katy Lied

  (Item #: steelkatyl_1906_11) 

Our Price: $89.99

  • An outstanding original copy with Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Take it from Steely Dan: "The sound created by musicians and singers is reproduced as faithfully as possible, and special care is taken to preserve the band-width and transient response of each performance."
  • Our pick for the best Dan album of them all, a Masterpiece of Jazzy Swing Pop that is sure to reward hundreds of plays
  • 5 stars: "Each song is given a glossy sheen, one that accentuates not only the stronger pop hooks, but also the precise technical skill of the professional musicians drafted to play the solos."
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Elvis Costello
Armed Forces

  (Item #: costearmed_1911) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides, this early UK pressing will show you just how good Elvis's Best Recording can be - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Some of the biggest, boldest rock sound ever recorded, Top 100, a True Demo Disc - every track is Elvis at this best
  • 5 stars: "In contrast to the stripped-down pop and rock of his first two albums, Armed Forces boasted a detailed and textured pop production... However, the more spacious arrangements -- complete with ringing pianos, echoing reverb, layered guitars, and harmonies -- accent Costello's melodies... It's a dense but accessible pop record and ranks as his third masterpiece in a row."
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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 Cars
The Cars

  (Item #: cars_cars_1911) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With superb Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides, this is a killer copy of The Cars' debut album
  • You may have heard these songs a million times, but you'll be shocked at just how much better they sound on this very pressing
  • A Better Records Top 100 title, the band's masterpiece, and a New Wave Must Own Classic from 1978
  • 5 stars: "Whereas most bands of the late '70s embraced either punk/new wave or hard rock, the Cars were one of the first bands to do the unthinkable — merge the two styles together. With flawless performances, songwriting, and production (courtesy of Queen alumnus Roy Thomas Baker), the Cars' debut remains one of rock's all-time classics."
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Liszt / Piano Concertos 1 & 2 / Kondrashin / Richter

  (Item #: lisztpiano_1908_11) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • This pressing has nearly White Hot Stamper (A++ to A+++) sound on both sides, just shy of our big Shootout Winners
  • The finest Liszt 1st and 2nd Piano Concertos we know of for their performances, and unquestionably for sonics (when the sonics are this good!)
  • More like LIVE MUSIC than any classical recording I have played in longer than I care to remember
  • So big, rich and transparent we guarantee you have never heard a better piano concerto recording (unless you already one of our White Hot copies!)
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Miles Davis
Kind of Blue

  (Item #: daviskindo_1911) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An outstanding pressing with solid Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - reasonably quiet vinyl (for this album anyway)
  • The pure embodiment of the big-as-life, spacious and timbrally accurate 30th Street Studio Sound Fred Plaut was justly famous for
  • Space, clarity, transparency, and in-the-room immediacy are some of the qualities to be found on this pressing - it's guaranteed to beat any copy you've ever heard
  • 5 stars: "KOB isn't merely an artistic highlight for Miles Davis, it's an album that towers above its peers, a record generally considered as the definitive jazz album, a universally acknowledged standard of excellence."
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Prince
1999

  (Item #: princ1999_1907_11) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • A stunning sounding copy with Double Plus (A++) sound on the first three sides and Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the fourth - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This one knocks it out of the park - it's lively and rich, with plenty of deep punchy bass, a nicely extended top and a huge three-dimensional soundfield
  • Packed with hits - Little Red Corvette, Delirious, 1999 - and they're rockin' like crazy here, the energy is off the scale
  • 5 stars: "Where his earlier albums had been a fusion of organic and electronic sounds, 1999 was constructed almost entirely on synthesizers by Prince himself... the result is a stunning display of raw talent..."
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Buffalo Springfield
Last Time Around

  (Item #: buffalastt_1911) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides and fairly quiet vinyl, this was clearly one of the most enjoyable copies we played in our last shootout
  • Relaxed, rich and tubey, yet clear, this is the kind of sound you always wanted from The Buffalo Springfield but had no way to hear, until now
  • Some of the best songs the band ever wrote are right here: I Am A Child, Kind Woman and too many more to list
  • If Buffalo Springfield Again deserves a Five Star rating then Last Time Around does too - it's equally brilliant, and a real Desert Island Disc for yours truly
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Yes
Fragile

  (Item #: yes__fragi_1907_11) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

  (Item #: spiritwelv_1907_11) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A stunning Shootout Winning copy of Spirit's 1970 Trippy Masterpiece with Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Huge, lively and dynamic - this legendary Psych album creates a wall to wall, three-dimensional psychedelic world all its own
  • Nature's Way, Animal Zoo and Mr. Skin all sound amazing on this copy - there's really not a bad track to be found
  • "Spirit's crowning moment and one of the era's great underrated albums ... enriched by meaty horn arrangements, imaginative vocal harmonies, and a structured approach to psychedelic studio trickery such as stereo panning and tapes run backward."
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Boston
Boston

  (Item #: bostobosto_1901_7_11) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this pressing will show you just how good Boston's debut can sound - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The multi-tracked, multi-layered guitars are as big as life on this copy and guaranteed to rock your world
  • Top sound for all the hits: More Than a Feeling, Long Time/Foreplay, Rock & Roll Band, Peace Of Mind...
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Nearly every song on Boston's debut album can still be heard on classic rock radio today due to the strong vocals of Brad Delp and unique guitar sound of Tom Scholz. Boston is essential for any fan of classic rock, and the album marks the re-emergence of the genre in the 1970s."
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Miles Davis
Kind of Blue

  (Item #: daviskindo_1908_11) 

Our Price: $649.99

  • A Shootout Winning copy with KILLER Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • The embodiment of the big-as-life, spacious and timbrally accurate 30th Street Studio Sound Fred Plaut was justly famous for
  • Space, clarity, transparency, and in-the-room immediacy are some of the qualities to be found on this pressing - it's guaranteed to beat any copy you've ever heard
  • 5 stars: "KOB isn't merely an artistic highlight for Miles Davis, it's an album that towers above its peers, a record generally considered as the definitive jazz album, a universally acknowledged standard of excellence."
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Free
Fire and Water

  (Item #: free_firea_1909_11) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • An incredible copy of the band's third studio album with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides - reasonably quiet vinyl for this title too
  • Stunning Live-in-the-Studio Rock Sound that must be heard to be believed - All Right Now sounds out of this world here
  • The recording sounds more alive than 99 out of 100 rock records we've played, and we've played the best sounding rock records ever made
  • Top 100 and 4 1/2 stars: "From Paul Kossoff's exquisite and tasteful guitar work, to Paul Rodgers' soulful vocals, this was a group that was easily worthy of the mantle worn by Cream, Blind Faith, or Derek & the Dominos."
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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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Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin II

  (Item #: ledze2_1908_11) 

Our Price: $699.99

  • A stunning copy that is absolutely guaranteed to rock your world; nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) from start to finish, just shy of our Shootout Winner
  • With exceptionally quiet Mint Minus Minus grades on both sides, the surfaces are mostly audible between tracks and in the quieter sections, with no serious marks and no Inner Groove Damage (which is almost always present on Thank You)
  • The sound is freakishly good - we created a Top Ten list just to put this album on it
  • Years ago we gave up on everything but these killer RL (and SS) pressings, because nothing else comes close
  • With copies selling for $1000+ on ebay, sometimes $3000+, we're paying big bucks for Zep II these days, but if any album is worth it, it's this one
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The Doobie Bros.
Minute By Minute

  (Item #: doobiminut_1910x) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A KILLER copy of this Doobies classic with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • Open Your Eyes, What A Fool Believes, and the title track all sound wonderful here
  • The sound is dramatically bigger, richer, livelier and smoother than every other copy we played it against
  • An Audiophile Quality Pop Music Production as close to perfect as one can ask for, thanks to Ted Templeman and Donn Landee
  • 4 stars: "...this is where the "new" Doobie Brothers really make their debut, with a richly soulful sound throughout and emphasis on horns and Michael McDonald's piano more than on Patrick Simmons' or Jeff Baxter's guitars."
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Phil Collins
Face Value

  (Item #: collifacev_1911) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This incredible UK pressing boasts Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides (but there are some condition issues)
  • Hugh Padgham discovered an amazing drum sound on Peter Gabriel's 3rd album, and he really went to town with it on this one, Collins' debut (and Masterpiece)
  • His most consistent songwriting and many of his biggest hits - In The Air Tonight sounds amazing, but practically everything here does
  • 5 stars: "Phil Collins' first solo album, 1981's Face Value, was a long time coming, but it proved worth the wait... He went on to become a huge star, with loads more hits, but Face Value stands as his masterpiece and one of the finest moments of the '80s musical landscape."
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Derek and the Dominos
Layla

  (Item #: dereklayla_1909_11) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • Absolutely KILLER throughout with all four sides earning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades or very close to it
  • These sides do it all and then some -- the sound is incredibly rich, full-bodied, present, lively and solid
  • One of the more difficult Clapton albums to find great sound for, but the music makes it worth all the time and trouble it can take
  • 5 stars - Clapton's Must Own Masterpiece "What really makes Layla such a powerful record is that Clapton, ignoring the traditions that occasionally painted him into a corner, simply tears through these songs with burning, intense emotion."
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Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto
Getz - Gilberto

  (Item #: getz_getzg_1907_11) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER on both sides, this is one of a small handful of copies to ever hit the site
  • Surprisingly present, immediate and REAL - musically and sonically, this is one of our favorite jazz albums
  • An All Time Bossa Nova classic that shows you just how lovely this music can sound when properly mastered and pressed
  • 5 stars: "Bossa nova's finest moment, Getz/Gilberto [brought] two of bossa nova's greatest innovators — guitarist/singer João Gilberto and composer/pianist Antonio Carlos Jobim — to New York to record with Stan Getz. The results were magic... One of those rare jazz records about which the purist elite and the buying public are in total agreement. Beyond essential."
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Simply Red
Picture Book

  (Item #: simplpictu_1911_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • With two insanely good sides each rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it, this import pressing was one of the best in our recent shootout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • "Holding Back the Years" may be the best track the band ever recorded, and it probably sounds better here than you ever imagined it could
  • Big, full and lively, with a solid bottom end and excellent clarity - this is the sound you want for Picture Book
  • 4 1/2 stars: "The band finds a steady R&B groove reminiscent of '60s Stax house band the MG's, and, as with the MG's, it's all in the service of a big-voiced soul singer, in this case a British redhead."
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America
America

  (Item #: ameriameri_1911) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This incredible copy of the band's debut album boasts Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it 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!
  • 4 stars: "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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Little Feat
Waiting For Columbus

  (Item #: littlwaiti_1911) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • With Double Plus (A++) grades or close to them, this copy of Waiting for Columbus is outstanding - exceptionally QUIET vinyl on all four sides too
  • Some of the best sounding live rock and roll sound you will ever hear outside of a concert venue
  • If you want to understand the unique appeal of the band, there's no better place to start than right here
  • One of our all-time favorite live recordings and their single best release - a true Masterpiece
  • 4 1/2 stars: "There's much to savor on Waiting for Columbus, one of the great live albums of its era, thanks to rich performances that prove Little Feat were one of the great live bands of their time."
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The Beach Boys
Pet Sounds

  (Item #: beachpetso_1911) 

Our Price: $549.99

  • This stunning copy offers Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • Forget whatever dead-as-a-doornail Heavy Vinyl record they're making these days - if you want to hear the Tubey Magic, size and energy of this wonderful album, a vintage pressing like this one is the way to go
  • The Beach Boys revolutionized the popular music of the day with their genius for harmony, and a killer copy like this has their voices sounding the way they should
  • 5 stars: "The group here reached a whole new level in terms of both composition and production, layering tracks upon tracks of vocals and instruments to create a richly symphonic sound."
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Stephen Stills
Stephen Stills

  (Item #: stillsteph_1911) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding copy of Stephen Stills' Must Own Masterpiece (and only good solo album) with Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER - mostly quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is huge, lively, rich and tubey, with unusually high resolution for the big choruses on side one (the toughest test!)
  • Love the One You're With and Sit Yourself Down are to die for, but there's really not a bad track on the album
  • A triumph of engineering for Bill Halverson and Andy Johns - this and Deja Vu are both landmarks of Big Production Rock
  • 4 1/2 stars: "It's still a jaw-dropping experience, the musical equal to Crosby, Stills & Nash or Déjà Vu, and only a shade less important than either of them."
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Queen
A Night at the Opera

  (Item #: queennight_1911) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding copy of Queen's fourth studio album earned solid Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides
  • The sound is big and bold, with soaring choruses that really get loud and stay clean all the way through
  • Bohemian Rhapsody is killer on this side two, and if you've got the system to play it good and LOUD, you are in for a thrill
  • 5 stars: "But the appeal of A Night at the Opera is in its detailed, meticulous productions. It's prog rock with a sense of humor as well as dynamics, and Queen never bettered their approach anywhere else."
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Electric Light Orch.
A New World Record

  (Item #: electnewwo_1812_4_11) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

  (Item #: captaclear_1905_11) 

Our Price: $129.99

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

  (Item #: bensowhite_1902_7_11ex) 

Our Price: $149.99
Sale Price: $119.00 (You save $30.99 / 21%)


  • Stunning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides - this CTI pressing of Benson's Must Own Masterpiece is almost As Good As It Gets
  • Open and transparent on both sides, with wonderfully full-bodied guitars, solid bass and huge amounts of swingin' jazz energy
  • Superb engineering by Rudy Van Gelder - White Rabbit 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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The Three
The Three
(33 RPM)

  (Item #: threethree_33_1906_11ex) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A superb copy of this 1976 release with nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from first note to last - just shy of our Shootout Winner
  • Clean and clear and open are nice qualities to have, but rich and smooth are harder to come by on this record - and here they are!
  • My favorite Piano Trio Jazz Album of All Time; every one of those six tracks is brilliantly arranged and performed (if you have the right takes of course; more about that later)
  • 4 Stars: "One of Joe Sample's finest sessions as a leader" - with Shelly Manne and Ray Brown, we would say it's clearly his finest session, as a leader or simply as the piano player in a killer trio
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Joni Mitchell
Court and Spark (Quiet Vinyl)

  (Item #: mitchcourt_1903_8_11) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding early pressing with seriously good Double Plus (A++) grades for sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • It's rich, warm and natural with wonderful transparency, loads of ambience and - this is key - Tubey Magic
  • One of our very favorite Joni albums here at Better Records, and probably The Best Sounding Record She Ever Made
  • 5 stars: "A remarkably deft fusion of folk, pop, and jazz ... the music is smart, smooth, and assured from the first note to the last."
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Robin Trower
Bridge of Sighs

  (Item #: trowebridg_1908_11) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • One of the best copies to ever hit the site, with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound throughout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This glorious early UK pressing is huge, rich and punchy, with guitar solos that soar like few others you've heard
  • Brilliant engineering by Geoff Emerick at George Martin's AIR studios - maybe the best sounding album Emerick ever made
  • Top 100 (soon) and 4 1/2 stars on AMG: "...his most stunning, representative, and consistent collection of tunes. Bridge of Sighs holds up to repeated listenings as a timeless work, as well as the crown jewel in Trower's extensive catalog."
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Bernard Herrmann / Citizen Kane & Other Classic Film Scores

  (Item #: herrmcitiz_1902_6_11) 

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


  • 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
The White Album

  (Item #: beatlwhite_1911_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This British pressing earned outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades on all four sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Some of the most powerful and immersive Beatles sound you will ever hear - we guarantee you have never heard the album sound as good as this copy does
  • "If there is still any doubt that Lennon and McCartney are the greatest song writers since Schubert, then next Friday - with the publication of the new Beatles double LP - should surely see the last vestiges of cultural snobbery and bourgeois prejudice swept away in a deluge of joyful music making..." Right On!
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The Beatles
The White Album

  (Item #: beatlwhite_1911) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find very good Hot Stamper sound or BETTER throughout this British pressing - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This is our favorite Beatles album, a Desert Island Disc if there ever was one, and nothing less than a work of GENIUS
  • "If there is still any doubt that Lennon and McCartney are the greatest song writers since Schubert, then next Friday - with the publication of the new Beatles double LP - should surely see the last vestiges of cultural snobbery and bourgeois prejudice swept away in a deluge of joyful music making..." Right On!
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Steely Dan
Aja

  (Item #: steelaja_1904_11) 

Our Price: $169.99

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

  (Item #: doobiminut_1909_11) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A superb pressing of the band's Masterpiece, with Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound, close to our Shootout Winner - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • An Audiophile Quality Pop Music Production as close to perfect as one could wish for, thanks to Ted Templeman and Donn Landee
  • 4 stars: "...this is where the "new" Doobie Brothers really make their debut, with a richly soulful sound throughout and emphasis on horns and Michael McDonald's piano... It's still all pretty compelling even if its appeal couldn't be more different from the group's earlier work. The public loved it, buying something like three million copies, and the recording establishment gave Minute by Minute four Grammy Awards, propelling the group to its biggest success ever."
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Paul McCartney
McCartney

  (Item #: mccarmccar1_1901_8_11) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This copy of McCartney's Apple debut boasts killer Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it from first note to last
  • 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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Ambrosia
Ambrosia

  (Item #: ambroambro_1911) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • Spectacular Prog Rock sound explodes on this copy of the band's phenomenally well-recorded debut album, mixed by none other than Alan Parsons
  • With seriously good Double Plus (A++) grades or close to them, this copy has the sound we look for on Ambrosia's Masterpiece
  • A Better Records All-Time Favorite & Top 100 Demo Disc: "Its songs skillfully blend strong melodic hooks and smooth vocal harmonies with music of an almost symphonic density."
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Super Hot Stamper (With an Issue)

Steely Dan
Aja

  (Item #: steelaja_1911) 

Our Price: $74.99

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


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Gerry Rafferty
City To City

  (Item #: raffecityt_1911) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

  (Item #: diresdires_1911) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • You'll find KILLER Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides of this copy of the band's debut album; exceptionally quiet vinyl too*
  • The sound is shockingly rich, full and solid yet still incredibly clean, clear and open with fantastic energy - you will not believe all the space and ambience on this copy
  • A Better Records Rock & Pop Top 100 title, a True Demo Disc, and our favorite by the band for both sound and music
  • 4 1/2 stars: "...the album is remarkably accomplished for a debut, and Dire Straits had difficulty surpassing it throughout their career."
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Spirit
Spirit

  (Item #: spirispiri_1904_7_11) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Incredible sound for this psychedelic masterpiece with both sides rating a Shootout Winning grade of Triple Plus (A+++)
  • Wall to wall, with layered studio depth like you will not believe, the kind of space you hear on an engineering classic like Dark Side of the Moon
  • The first copy of this quality to hit the site in years, and one of the few that's quiet enough to enjoy
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic, but in our estimation it deserves at least five - it's simply one of the All Time Greats from the era
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Robert Palmer
Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley

  (Item #: palmesneak_1811_7_11) 

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


  • A STUNNING original UK Island Sunray pressing and the first to hit the site in many years -- Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • Rich, smooth, Tubey Magical sound is what makes these wonderful import pressings win our shootouts - that and lots of funky bass
  • The best album Robert Palmer ever made - with Little Feat and The Meters helping out, it had to be
  • 4 stars: "While the music is tight and solid, it is Robert Palmer's voice that is revelatory -- he sounds supremely confident among these talented musicians, and they seem to feed off his vocal intensity. Fans of the Meters or people who want to discover the funky side of Robert Palmer should check this one out."
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Simon & Garfunkel
Bridge Over Troubled Water

  (Item #: simonbridg_1911) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • An insanely good 360 Label pressing of this Simon & Garfunkel classic, with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • The sound is here is As Good As It Gets -- big, lively, open and clear with Tubey Magical richness that only these good early pressings can show you
  • The toughest Simon & Garfunkel album to find with excellent sound and reasonable surfaces -- no contest
  • 5 stars: "Perhaps the most delicately textured album to close out the 1960s from any major rock act... the songs matched the standard of craftsmanship that had been established on the duo's two prior albums"
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Yes
The Yes Album

  (Item #: yes__yesal_1907_10ex) 

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


  • A Big As Life copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades or close to them on both sides - I've Seen All Good People is mindblowing on this side one
  • You haven't begun to hear the power and size of Yes's brilliant third album until you've played one of our Shootout Winning early domestic pressings
  • A Top 100 Album and the band's best sounding record if you ask us (although Fragile can sound absolutely amazing too, just not as smooth and rich)
  • "Organist Tony Kaye, guitarist Steve Howe and bass player Chris Squire play as though of one mind, complementing each other's work as a knowledgeable band should."
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Carole King
Tapestry

  (Item #: king_tapes_1905_10) 

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


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

  (Item #: santasant1_1906_8_10) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • WOW! Amazing sound throughout with both sides earning top Triple Plus (A+++) grades or very close to it
  • The drums have real snap to them - fast, clean percussion is critical to Santana's music and this copy delivers
  • A Must Own album, clearly their Masterpiece, and one of the truly groundbreaking debuts in rock history - a personal favorite to this very day
  • "Santana combined Latin rhythms with jazz-inspired improvisation, hard-rock guitar and lyrical, B.B. King-style blues - and even had a hit single, "Evil Ways." Rolling Stone
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Blood, Sweat & Tears
Child is Father to the Man

  (Item #: bloodchild_1906_10) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Absolutely amazing sound throughout, with both sides earning our highest sonic grade of Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it
  • This copy will show you just how big, full-bodied, lively and POWERFUL this music can be on the right pressing
  • Not many records on this site are harder to find with top quality sound and reasonably quiet surfaces
  • 5 stars: "Child Is Father to the Man is keyboard player/singer/arranger Al Kooper's finest work, an album on which he moves the folk-blues-rock amalgamation of the Blues Project into even wider pastures... One of the great albums of the eclectic post-Sgt. Pepper era of the late '60s."
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Toto
IV

  (Item #: toto_IV_1910_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • You'll find stunning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on 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: "It was do or die for Toto on the group's fourth album, and they rose to the challenge... Toto IV was both the group's comeback and its peak ...Toto's best and most consistent record."
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Simply Red
Picture Book

  (Item #: simplpictu_1910) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

  (Item #: beck_truth_1910) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end for Beck's amazingly well recorded masterpiece
  • Here is the Big Rock Sound and the kind of Powerful Rock Energy that 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
  • Easily and by a wide margin the best sounding record Jeff Beck ever made - thanks Ken!
  • 5 Stars "...almost as groundbreaking and influential a record as the first Beatles, Rolling Stones, or Who albums."
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Eurythmics
Touch

  (Item #: euryttouch_1910_2) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • The Eurythmics third studio album was their breakthrough, and here it is with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound
  • This copy was surprisingly rich, smooth and analog sounding, with an especially nice weighty quality to Lennox's powerful vocals
  • Includes some of the most memorable synth-pop anthems of the era - "Here Comes The Rain Again," Who's That Girl?" and more
  • 4 1/2 stars: "The cool, sophisticated musical experimentalism all over Touch cemented Eurythmics' reputation as one of the most innovative duos of their time... Touch is a testament to what Eurythmics were at the height of their electronic-techno phase and, without doubt, is a milestone in 1980s pop music."
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Ambrosia
Ambrosia

  (Item #: ambroambro_1907_10) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Spectacular Prog Rock sound explodes on this copy of the band's phenomenally well-recorded debut album, mixed by none other than Alan Parsons - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • With seriously good Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER, this copy has the sound we look for on Ambrosia's Masterpiece
  • Big Whomp Factor here - the bottom end is huge and punchy on this copy, like nothing you've heard
  • A Better Records All-Time Favorite & Top 100 Demo Disc: "Its songs skillfully blend strong melodic hooks and smooth vocal harmonies with music of an almost symphonic density."
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Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin II

  (Item #: ledze2_1907_10) 

Our Price: $799.99

  • A stunning copy that is absolutely guaranteed to rock your world like no other - QUADRUPLE Plus (A++++) on side one and nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) on side two
  • Even though the grade is a bit below our Mint Minus Minus, the surfaces are only really audible between tracks and in the quieter sections, and even then the noise is not that bothersome, at least to those of us who play vintage records all day
  • The sound is freakishly good - we created a Top Ten list just to put this album on it
  • Years ago we gave up on everything but these killer RL (and SS) pressings, because nothing else comes close
  • With copies selling for $1000+ on ebay, sometimes $3000+, we're paying big bucks for Zep II these days, but if any album is worth it, it's this one
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Sinead O'Connor
I Do Not Want What I...

  (Item #: oconnidono_1910) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

  (Item #: moodydayso_1908_10) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Two STUNNING sides for The Moody Blues' Masterpiece, each earning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades
  • The sound is huge, rich, Tubey Magical and lively throughout - you need this kind of space for the orchestral parts to work
  • An Album Experience beyond practically anything that had come before (Sgt. Pepper excluded)
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Days of Future Passed became one of the defining documents of the blossoming psychedelic era, and one of the most enduringly popular albums of its era."
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Art Pepper
Meets The Rhythm Section

  (Item #: peppemeets_1908_10) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Amazing Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and solid Double Plus (A++) on the first, this is one of the best copies to hit the site this year!
  • The stereo sound is incredibly rich and full with wonderful immediacy, a lovely breathy sax sound and none of the bloated bass and murky mids of the originals
  • Widely considered Art Pepper's masterpiece and we couldn't agree more
  • 5 stars: "... this recording convinced [Pepper] that emotion was the paramount impulse of jazz performance... a diamond of recorded jazz history."
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Derek and the Dominos
Layla

  (Item #: dereklayla_1811_1910) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • With excellent Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER on all four sides, this copy delivers top quality sound for this famously difficult recording
  • Some of our favorite Clapton songs are here: Bell Bottom Blues, Tell The Truth, Little Wing, Layla and Have You Ever Loved A Woman?
  • One of the most difficult albums to find audiophile sound for, but a lot easier for us now that we know what pressings can actually sound good
  • Clapton's greatest album: "But what really makes Layla such a powerful record is that Clapton, ignoring the traditions that occasionally painted him into a corner, simply tears through these songs with burning, intense emotion."
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The Doobie Bros.
Minute By Minute

  (Item #: doobiminut_1910) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This outstanding copy of the band's 1978 release boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Forget whatever dead-as-a-doornail Heavy Vinyl record they're making these days - if you want to hear the Tubey Magic, size and energy of this wonderful album, a vintage pressing like this one is the way to go
  • Classic Doobie Brothers tracks such as Open Your Eyes, What A Fool Believes, and the title track all sound wonderful here
  • An Audiophile Quality Pop Music Production as close to perfect as one can ask for, thanks to Ted Templeman and Donn Landee
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Paganini / Violin Concertos 1 & 2 / Menuhin / Erede

  (Item #: paganvioli_emi_1910) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A superb UK pressing with a Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side one, mated to a very good sounding side two - exceptionally QUIET vinyl too
  • Two of the truly great virtuoso/romantic violin concertos, boasting superb 1961 EMI Golden Age Analog Sound
  • The complete first Violin Concerto on this vintage LP has killer sound, right up there with our Shootout Winner from the last go around
  • It's simply bigger, more transparent, less distorted, more three-dimensional and more REAL than most others
  • The best balance of orchestra and soloist we know of for both works, with sound to rival the greatest concerto recordings we've played
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Van Morrison
His Band And Street Choir

  (Item #: morrihisba_1905_10_) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A stunning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) copy of this great sounding Van Morrison album, a favorite of ours here at Better Records
  • The sound is full-bodied, clear, and brimming with the soulful energy of this great artist
  • The best sounding Van Morrison album, a Top 100 title, with classic 1970 Analog sound - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • "As "Domino" opens the album with a show of strength. "Street Choir" closes it with a burst of both musical and poetic energy which is not only better than anything else on the album but may well be one of Van's two or three finest songs." Rolling Stone
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Boz Scaggs
Silk Degrees

  (Item #: scaggsilkd_1910) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Superb sound for Boz's very well recorded Masterpiece of Soulful Pop, earning Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides
  • Punchy, open and clear throughout with the big bass and energy so critical to this rhythmic music
  • This copy brings out of the mix the solid, weighty piano that's missing from the CBS Half-Speed and 90% of the reissues
  • 5 stars: "[Scaggs] hit the R&B charts in a big way with the addictive, sly Lowdown... and expressed his love of smooth soul music almost as well on the appealing What Can I Say."
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Gershwin / Con. In F & Rhapsody In Blue / Previn / Kostelanetz

  (Item #: gershconce_8286_1910) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This Columbia Six Eye has Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound for the Rhapsody in Blue on side two - reasonably quiet vinyl too, especially for an original stereo LP
  • As would be expected, both sides are exceptionally rich and Tubey Magical, but the clarity, deep bass and powerful, dynamic sound of side two surprised the hell out of us - we've never heard the work reproduced with this kind of authority or fidelity
  • The first two movements of the Concerto in F found on side one earned a solid grade of Double Plus (A++) for their full brass and especially clear, solid, present piano, one with practically no trace of vintage analog tube smear
  • Performed with consummate skill and attention to detail - the results are magnificent!
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McDonald and Giles
McDonald and Giles

  (Item #: mcdonmcdon_1905_10) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this very well recorded proggy album
  • These early UK pressed sides are full of the kind of Tubey Magic that makes us (and other right-thinking audiophiles) swoon - thanks Brian Humphries!
  • If you like early King Crimson - they were in the band don't you know - you will surely get a big kick out of this one-of-a-kind sleeper from 1970
  • 4 stars: "The main attraction is really the performances turned in by McDonald and the Giles brothers -- they all sound fabulous..."
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Warren Zevon
Excitable Boy

  (Item #: zevonexcit_1904_10) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This superb copy of Zevon's 1978 release boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is anchored by an exceptionally fat, rich, punchy low end, and this copy delivers on that promise big time
  • Much like The Pretender, this is a superb recording with the kind of Tubey Magical Analog Richness we go crazy for here
  • 4 stars: "Excitable Boy was an actual hit, scoring one major hit single, 'Werewolves of London,' and a trio of turntable hits ('Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner,' 'Lawyers, Guns and Money,' and the title track)."
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Stephen Stills
Stephen Stills

  (Item #: stillsteph_1910) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding copy of Stephen Stills' Must Own Masterpiece (and only good solo album) with Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from first note to last
  • The sound is HUGE, lively, rich and tubey, with unusually high resolution for the big choruses on side two
  • Love the One You're With and Sit Yourself Down are to die for, but there's really not a bad track on the album
  • A triumph of engineering for Bill Halverson and Andy Johns - this and Deja Vu are both landmarks of Big Production Rock
  • 4 1/2 stars in the AMG: "Listening to this album three decades on, it's still a jaw-dropping experience, the musical equal to Crosby, Stills & Nash or Déjà Vu, and only a shade less important than either of them."
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Bizet-Shchedrin / Carmen Ballet Suite / Rozhdestvensky

  (Item #: bizetcarme_1910_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An excellent pressing, with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound throughout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Both sides are open, high-rez, and spacious, with depth like you will not believe and least shrill string reproduction we have ever heard for this music
  • Side one has by far the better music - it's where the most exciting, most percussive movements can be found - and this pressing, with Beyond White Hot sound for that side, is guaranteed to be bigger and more lively than you ever imagined (because that's how we felt about it, hence the fourth plus)
  • Gloriously exciting and fun music that belongs in any audiophile's collection
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David Bowie
Ziggy Stardust

  (Item #: bowieziggy_1910_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from start to finish, this pressing will show you just how good Ziggy Stardust can sound in analog
  • 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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Kenny Burrell
Midnight Blue

  (Item #: burremidni_1910_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy of this amazing RVG recording with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it throughout
  • One of our All Time Favorite Blue Note albums for music and sound - is there a better bluesy Jazz Guitar album?
  • Rich, smooth and Tubey Magical, this pressing has a lovely musical quality that's missing from most of the copies we played
  • AMG 5 Stars - if there were a Top 100 Jazz List on our site, Midnight Blue would be right up at the top of it
  • Jazz Improv Magazine puts the album among its Top Five recommended recordings for Burrell, indicating that "[i]f you need to know 'the Blue Note sound', here it is."
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Steely Dan
Aja

  (Item #: steelaja_1910) 

Our Price: $499.99

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

  (Item #: spiritwelv_1904_10) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • An outstanding early pressing of Spirit's 1970 Trippy Masterpiece, with Double Plus (A++) sonic grades guaranteed to rock your world
  • Huge, lively and dynamic - this legendary Psych album creates a wall to wall, three dimensional psychedelic world of its own
  • Nature's Way, Animal Zoo and Mr. Skin all sound amazing on this copy - there's really not a bad track to be found
  • "Spirit's crowning moment and one of the era's great underrated albums ... enriched by meaty horn arrangements, imaginative vocal harmonies, and a structured approach to psychedelic studio trickery such as stereo panning and tapes run backward."
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Miles Davis
Kind of Blue

  (Item #: daviskindo_1910) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • You'll find very good Hot Stamper grades on both sides of this 1959 classic by the great Miles Davis
  • KOB is the purest embodiment of the big-as-life, spacious and timbrally accurate 30th Street Studio Sound Fred Plaut was justly famous for
  • Clarity and transparency, correct tonality, and in-the-room immediacy are a few of the many qualities to be found on the better copies we offer
  • 5 stars: "Kind of Blue isn't merely an artistic highlight for Miles Davis, it's an album that towers above its peers, a record generally considered as the definitive jazz album, a universally acknowledged standard of excellence."
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Traffic
John Barleycorn Must Die

  (Item #: traffjohnb_1910) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • 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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Ella Fitzgerald
Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie

  (Item #: fitzgclaph_mono_1910) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • This outstanding Mono pressing of Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie! boasts Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - the vinyl does have issues though
  • Here's the midrange magic that’s missing from the 180g reissues, probably using a modern digital master copied from who-knows-what-tapes)
  • The vocal naturalness and immediacy here will put Ella practically in the room with you - sound like this lets her performance come to life
  • Our single Favorite Female Vocal album here at Better Records, one that gets better with each passing year
  • "Another typically wonderful LP of Ella Fitzgerald in her prime...this is an excellent (and somewhat underrated) set."
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Jennifer Warnes
Famous Blue Raincoat

  (Item #: warnefamou_1910) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: brubetimeo_1910_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This outstanding White Print 360 Stereo pressing boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides and fairly quiet vinyl
  • Spacious and transparent, this copy has the big three-dimensional soundstage that makes this record such a joy to listen to
  • Brubecks's piano is solid, the drums are big and dynamic, and everything is relaxed and sweet - this copy is doing what we want a top quality Time Out to do
  • 5 stars: "Buoyed by a hit single in Desmond's ubiquitous "Take Five," Time Out became an unexpectedly huge success, and still ranks as one of the most popular jazz albums ever. That's a testament to Brubeck and Desmond's abilities as composers, because Time Out is full of challenges both subtle and overt -- it's just that they're not jarring."
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The Who
Who’s Next

  (Item #: who__whosn_1909_1x) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last on this vintage Decca pressing
  • Exceptionally rich, lively and present with a strong bottom, this is a hard rockin' Who's Next like you will not believe
  • Here's the kind of record that rewards a system with plenty of low end and the ability to play at loud levels
  • 5 stars in Allmusic, a Top 100 Title, The Who's One True Rock Masterpiece, an album that rewards countless plays with pleasure
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David Bowie
Ziggy Stardust

  (Item #: bowieziggy_1910) 

Our Price: $699.99

  • Incredible Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides, this pressing will show you just how good Ziggy Stardust can sound in analog
  • 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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Dave Mason
Alone Together

  (Item #: masonalone_1910) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This outstanding copy of Mason's Masterpiece boasts Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sonic grades on both sides
  • Listen to how big and rich the dynamic chorus gets on the first track, Only You Know and I Know - what a thrill to hear it like that
  • A killer Bruce Botnick recording - Tubey Magical Analog, smooth and natural, with the whole production sitting on a rock solid bottom-end foundation
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Alone Together represents Dave Mason at his peak... everything comes together perfectly."
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