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White Hot Stamper

The Police
Outlandos d’Amour

  (Item #: policoutla_1903) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • One of the best copies to hit the site in quite a while -- Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • The overall sound is incredibly clean, clear and lively with plenty of extension on both ends
  • Roxanne, So Lonely, Can't Stand Losing You all sound amazing on these shootout winning sides
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Unquestionably one of the finest debuts to come out of the '70s punk/new wave movement."
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White Hot Stamper

The Police
Zenyatta Mondatta

  (Item #: policzenya_1810_1901) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This copy is a monster, with both sides earning our top grade of Triple Plus (A+++)
  • The sound is big, bold and lively with the kind of powerful bottom end that brings out the best in The Police
  • This album is an absolute classic -- it leads off with Don't Stand So Close To Me and never lets up
  • 5 Stars: "Zenyatta contains perhaps the quintessential new wave anthem, the haunting 'Don't Stand So Close to Me'... Zenyatta Mondatta remains one of the finest rock albums of all time."
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Nearly White Hot Stamper

The Police
Synchronicity

  (Item #: policsynch_1903) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This superb pressing of the band's final studio album boasts Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound throughout - just shy of our Shootout Winner
  • Dramatically better than practically every other pressing we played - super lively, full-bodied and clear with real extension up top and down low
  • Every Breath You Take and Wrapped Around Your Finger are amazingly big, rich and Tubey Magical here
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Few other albums from 1983 merged tasteful pop, sophistication, and expert songwriting as well as Synchronicity did, resulting in yet another all-time classic."
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White Hot Stamper

Sting
Bring on the Night

  (Item #: stingbring_1810_1901) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • One of best copies to ever hit the site with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on sides one, two and four and outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on side three - exceptionally quiet UK vinyl too
  • Sting and his jazzy pals work through a good portion of his extensive catalog, including both Police songs and solo tracks
  • "Sting really got carried away with the idea that his supporting crew for Dream of the Blue Turtles was a real jazz band, and technically, he was kind of right … the loose, rather infectious performances show what Sting was trying to achieve with his debut."
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Super Hot Stamper

Cheap Trick
Dream Police

  (Item #: cheapdream_1902_1) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • Superb sound throughout with both sides earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades
  • Both sides here are clean, clear, full-bodied and spacious with a huge bottom end and lots of big rock energy
  • "Underneath the gloss, there are a number of songs that rank among Cheap Trick's finest, particularly the paranoid title track... it would later feel like one of the group's last high-water marks." - All Music, 4 1/2 Stars
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Super Hot Stamper

The Police
Synchronicity

  (Item #: policsynch_1804_1812) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy rocked with the best of them in our recent shootout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This outstanding early pressing will show you the kind of sound you never thought possible for Synchronicity
  • The choruses get loud and are so powerful here that they make a mockery of most vintage LPs
  • Every Breath You Take and Wrapped Around Your Finger are surprisingly big, rich and Tubey Magical here
  • Allmusic: "Few other albums from 1983 merged tasteful pop, sophistication, and expert songwriting as well as Synchronicity did, resulting in yet another all-time classic."
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Super Hot Stamper

The Police
Outlandos d’Amour

  (Item #: policoutla_1903_1) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • An outstanding UK pressing, boasting excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides and quiet vinyl
  • SO much better than any domestic pressing - here is the spaciousness, clarity and resolution that no American copy can offer
  • Until we discovered the right import pressings of this album we had no idea that it could sound remotely as good as it does here
  • Packed with hits - Roxanne, So Lonely, Can't Stand Losing You - and they are all rockin' like crazy
  • 4 1/2 stars: "...a set of strong, adrenaline-charged rock, albeit with a reggae tinge... unquestionably one of the finest debuts to come out of the '70s punk/new wave movement."
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Super Hot Stamper

Sting
The Dream Of The Blue Turtles

  (Item #: stingdream_1711_1901) 

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


  • This killer copy boasts excellent Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Sting surrounded himself with legitimate jazz musicians and together they've created an album that gives you the loose, relaxed feel of jazz mixed with Sting's distinct pop sensibility
  • Exceptionally big, full-bodied and musical, with exceptional presence for the most important element of the recording, Sting's voice
  • 4 Stars: "Sting incorporated heavy elements of jazz, classical, and worldbeat into his music, writing lyrics that were literate and self-consciously meaningful... he proves that he's subtler and craftier than his peers."
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Super Hot Stamper

The Police
Ghost in the Machine

  (Item #: policghost_1812_1903) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy is guaranteed to blow the doors off any other Ghost in the Machine you've heard
  • Some of the band's most sophisticated hits: Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic, Invisible Sun, Spirits In The Material World, and more
  • Hugh Padgham took over engineering duties for Ghost and The Police's next album - the quality of their recordings is much the better for it
  • "This album has more variety than the menu in a Bangkok brothel. In particular, Sting's voice has taken on a new depth and fresh maturity. The opening song, 'Spirits In The Material World', may have what sounds like a dumb title, but the song is a dream of close harmonies and nicely understated drums." Record Mirror
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Super Hot Stamper

The Police
Reggatta de Blanc

  (Item #: policregga_1901x) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding copy of Reggatta de Blanc with superb Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • The only Police album that has a real Guitar Solo, heard on the song "It's Alright For You"
  • Sting’s pulsing bass lines and the massive assault of Copeland’s kick really come to life here
  • "Reggatta de Blanc stands the test of time as one of the greatest albums of the post-punk and new wave era, improving in almost every way upon The Police's debut album."
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Super Hot Stamper

The Police
Zenyatta Mondatta

  (Item #: policzenya_1809) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This early British import pressing has outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - quiet vinyl too
  • You will not believe how punchy, lively, dynamic, and exciting some of these tracks sound here
  • The sound is guaranteed to be significantly richer, bigger, more present and livelier than any copy you've heard
  • 5 Stars: "Zenyatta contains perhaps the quintessential new wave anthem, the haunting "Don't Stand So Close to Me"... Zenyatta Mondatta remains one of the finest rock albums of all time."
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Hot Stamper

The Police
Ghost in the Machine

  (Item #: policghost_1710_1810) 

Our Price: $59.99

  • You'll find Hot Stamper grades on both sides of The Police's classic from 1981, Ghost in the Machine
  • Includes some of the band's most sophisticated hits: Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic, Invisible Sun, Spirits In The Material World, Secret Journey and more
  • Hugh Padgham took over engineering duties for this and The Police's next album - the quality of their recordings is much the better for it
  • "An immensely satisfying album that should vex more than a few Police critics ... this is thoughtful pop for now people."
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Hot Stamper

The Police
Synchronicity

  (Item #: policsynch_1810) 

Our Price: $59.99

  • Excellent hard-rockin' Police Hot Stamper sound can be found on both sides of this early pressing
  • Every Breath You Take and Wrapped Around Your Finger are two of the best sounding tracks here
  • Credit must go to producer and engineer HUGH PADGHAM for his outstanding work here
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Few other albums from 1983 merged tasteful pop, sophistication, and expert songwriting as well as Synchronicity did, resulting in yet another all-time classic."
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Sting - The Dream Of The Blue Turtles

Our Shootout Winner from 2016

  (Item #: stingdream_2016) 



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

This album has long been a favorite among audiophiles and it's pretty easy to see why. What Sting does here with jazz music is very similar to what Paul Simon later did with African music on Graceland. Sting surrounded himself with legitimate jazz musicians and together they've created an album that gives you the loose, relaxed feel of jazz mixed with Sting's distinct pop sensibility. There are elements of worldbeat, reggae and soul here as well, but the album never feels disjointed; Sting managed to pull it all together to create a sound that is somehow unique and familiar at the same time.

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The Police - Ghost in the Machine

Nautilus Debunked

  (Item #: policghost_debunk) 



Sonic Grade: F

A Hall of Shame pressing and another Half Speed debunked.

And to think we used to actually like the sound of the Nautilus pressing! It suffers from all the same shortcomings other Nautilus and similar half-speeds suffer from: the kind of pretty but lifeless and oh-so-boring sound that we describe in listing after listing. (More bad Nautilus pressings are discussed below.)

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The Police - Ghost in the Machine

Our Shootout Winner from 2009

  (Item #: policghost_2009) 



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

Ghost In The Machine is a VERY tough album to get to sound right, but this pressing absolutely NAILED IT on side one. I’m talking about A+++, As Good As It Gets, Master Tape Quality Sound -- and you Police fanatics are going to flip when you hear it. We’ve been scooping up copies with various stampers that have shown promise in the past, but unfortunately most of them we played did nothing for us.

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The Police - Outlandos d’Amour

Our Shootout Winner from 2007

  (Item #: policoutla_2007) 



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

This Minty A&M LP has TWO AMAZING SIDES on QUIET VINYL! We listened to more than a dozen copies of this album -- imports, promos, and domestics -- and nothing came close to this copy!

Halfway through this shootout, our mood here had become somber. We were innundated with dull, overly compressed, harsh sounding copies of a record that's supposed to be upbeat and fun -- especially on Side Two. Muck!!

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The Police - Reggatta de Blanc

Our Shootout Winner from 2014

  (Item #: policregga_2014) 



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

This A&M LP has PUNCHY LOW-END that really drives this rhythmically charged music! Sting’s pulsing bass lines and the massive assault of Stewart Copeland’s kick drum really come to life on this White Hot Stamper domestic pressing.

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The Police - Synchronicity

Listening in Depth

  (Item #: policsynch_depth) 



Presenting another entry in our extensive Listening in Depth series with advice on what to listen for as you critically evaluate your copy of Synchronicity.

The choruses get LOUD and are so POWERFUL on the best copies they make a mockery of most of the pressings out there. This is a Big Speaker Record if ever there was one.

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The Police - Synchronicity

Our Shootout Winner from 2011

  (Item #: policsynch_2011) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock Hall of Fame and another in the long list of recordings that really comes alive when you Turn Up Your Volume.

WHITE HOT STAMPERS on side two! That gives you amazing sound for Every Breath You Take, King Of Pain, and Wrapped Around Your Finger! It’s been about a while since we last found Hot Stampers for this album, mostly because so many copies just plain suck. The sound on this one is meaty and punchy down low.

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The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta

Nautilus Debunked

  (Item #: policzenya_nautilus) 



Sonic Grade: D

A Hall of Shame pressing and another Half Speed debunked.

And to think we used to actually like the sound of the Nautilus pressing! It suffers from all the same shortcomings other Nautilus and similar half-speeds suffer from: the kind of pretty but lifeless and oh-so-boring sound that we describe in listing after listing. (More bad Nautilus pressings are discussed below.)

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The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta

Our Shootout Winner from 2016

  (Item #: policzenya_2016) 



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

The first White Hot copy to hit the site in almost TEN YEARS! And it's a monster, with both sides earning our Top Grade of Triple Plus (A+++). The sound is dramatically bigger, present and livelier than the average pressing.

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The Police

  (Item #: _Police) 


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