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White Hot Stamper

Joni Mitchell
Ladies Of The Canyon

  (Item #: mitchladie_2007) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Both sides of this KILLER pressing have Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it -- clean, clear and present with exemplary midrange fullness and wonderfully breathy vocals
  • This wonderful title has some of our favorite songs: Morning Morgantown, For Free, Big Yellow Taxi, Woodstock, The Circle Game and 7 more
  • This pressing and the right playback will bring this music to life in a way that you cannot imagine until you hear it
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "This wonderfully varied release shows a number of new tendencies in Joni Mitchell's work... yet another essential listen in Mitchell's recorded canon."
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White Hot Stamper

Townes Van Zandt
Live At The Old Quarter

  (Item #: vanzalivea_1909_2_7) 

Our Price: $299.99
Sale Price: $249.99 (You save $50.00 / 17%)


  • 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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Super Hot Stamper

Paul Simon
Paul Simon

  (Item #: simonpauls_2007) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy of Simon's sophomore album with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - mostly quiet vinyl too
  • Balanced, musical, present and full-bodied throughout - this pressing was a big step up from every other copy we played
  • Roy Halee handled the engineering and as usual he did a great job for the time - thankfully it was recorded in 1972, not 1982
  • A member of our Top 100 and 5 stars: "It was miles removed from the big, stately ballad style of Bridge Over Troubled Water and signaled that Simon was a versatile songwriter as well as an expressive singer with a much broader range of musical interests than he had previously demonstrated."
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Super Hot Stamper

Joni Mitchell
Miles of Aisles

  (Item #: mitchmiles_1907_11_7) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This Joni Mitchell classic boasts excellent Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on all four sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Henry Lewy brings the analog richness, smoothness and clarity he achieved on Court and Spark to the recording - it's some of the best live sound we've ever heard
  • Joni reworks some of her best-loved songs for this concert, with five tracks from Blue alone (!), and the new arrangements show us just how vital her early '70s work has turned out to be
  • "It's a strong album of her best songs performed mostly informally... Much of the material here is beautiful, replete with the patented Mitchell tension. And a word for engineer Henry Lewy—the sound is terrific, the best reproduced concert album I've heard." Rolling Stone
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Super Hot Stamper (With an Issue)

Joni Mitchell
Blue

  (Item #: mitchblue_2007ex) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

Joni Mitchell
Miles of Aisles

  (Item #: mitchmiles_2007) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This Joni Mitchell classic boasts nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound or very close to it on all four sides - just shy of our Shootout Winner - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • Henry Lewy brings the analog richness, smoothness and clarity he achieved on Court and Spark to the recording - it's some of the best live sound we've ever heard
  • Joni reworks some of her best-loved songs for this concert
  • "It's a strong album of her best songs performed mostly informally... Much of the material here is beautiful, replete with the patented Mitchell tension. And a word for engineer Henry Lewy—the sound is terrific, the best reproduced concert album I've heard." Rolling Stone
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White Hot Stamper

Cat Stevens
Mona Bone Jakon

  (Item #: stevemonab_1906_9_1_6) 

Our Price: $399.99
Sale Price: $299.99 (You save $100.00 / 25%)


  • 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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Super Hot Stamper

Leonard Cohen
Songs Of Love And Hate

  (Item #: cohensongs_of_love_2006) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last on this copy of Cohen's third studio album
  • With sound that is both rich and clear, 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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Nearly White Hot Stamper

Leonard Cohen
New Skin For the Old Ceremony

  (Item #: cohennewsk_2006) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sides, this copy is close to the BEST we have ever heard, right up there with our Shootout Winner
  • 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 Hot Stamper 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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Super Hot Stamper

Paul Simon
Still Crazy After All These Years

  (Item #: simonstill_2006) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy will be very hard to beat
  • Vocal immediacy is key - we want a living, breathing Paul Simon to appear right between our speakers
  • A tough album to find with the kind of big, spacious, Tubey Magical sound this pressing offers
  • Clean, clear and open are nice qualities to have, but the richer, smoother, more natural sounding copies are the ones that win our shootouts
  • 4 1/2 stars: "...he was never more in tune with his audience: Still Crazy topped the charts, spawned four Top 40 hits, and won Grammys for Song of the Year and Best Vocal Performance."
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Super Hot Stamper

J.J. Cale
Naturally

  (Item #: cale_natur_2006) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • An outstanding pressing of J.J. Cale's debut, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound throughout
  • This copy is balanced and natural, with the kind of rich, full-bodied sound that no one seems to know how to record anymore
  • "Cale included a new version of "After Midnight" on the album, but the true meat of the record lay in songs like "Crazy Mama," which became a hit single, and "Call Me the Breeze," which Lynyrd Skynyrd later covered. On these songs and many others on Naturally, Cale effortlessly captured a lazy, rolling boogie that contradicted all the commercial styles of boogie, blues, and country-rock at the time."
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White Hot Stamper

Paul Simon
Paul Simon

  (Item #: simonpauls_2006) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An outstanding copy of Simon's sophomore album with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • Balanced, musical, present and full-bodied throughout - this pressing was a big step up from every other copy we played
  • Roy Halee handled the engineering and as usual he did a great job for the time - thankfully it was recorded in 1972, not 1982
  • A member of our Top 100 and 5 stars: "It was miles removed from the big, stately ballad style of Bridge Over Troubled Water and signaled that Simon was a versatile songwriter as well as an expressive singer with a much broader range of musical interests than he had previously demonstrated."
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White Hot Stamper

James Taylor
One Man Dog

  (Item #: tayloonema_2006_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • The best copy to hit the site in many years! Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it on both sides
  • Big, rich and solid on both sides, with a more relaxed, musical quality, as well as the clarity that was missing from most copies we played
  • There is not a false note to be found on side one: it's brilliant from start to finish and side two is almost as good - we love the Abbey Road-like medley that makes up most of it
  • "Taylor turns in his best singing performance, running through the songs with fire, force, and enthusiasm, the qualities most notable by their absence on earlier recordings." Rolling Stone
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Super Hot Stamper

Gordon Lightfoot
Sit Down Young Stranger

  (Item #: lightsitdo_2006) 

Our Price: $149.99

TYMAN
  • Outstanding sound throughout for this vintage Reprise pressing with both sides earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades
  • Forget whatever dead-as-a-doornail Heavy Vinyl record they're making these days - if you want to hear the Tubey Magic, intimacy, and freedom from audio coloration of this wonderful album from 1970, these early pressings are the only way to do it
  • An outstanding recording - Lightfoot's best in our experience - on this killer side one 'Me and Bobby McGee' sounds as good as we have ever heard it
  • 4 1/2 stars: "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."
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Super Hot Stamper (Island)

Cat Stevens
Tea for the Tillerman

  (Item #: steveteafo_2006) 

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 - reasonably quiet vinyl too with no audible marks
  • 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!)
  • A stunning Demo Disc, and a permanent member of the Better Records Top 100
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Super Hot Stamper

Joni Mitchell
Blue

  (Item #: mitchblue_2006_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Outstanding sound throughout for arguably Joni's greatest album with both sides earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER - reasonably quiet vinyl too
  • 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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White Hot Stamper

Paul Simon
Live Rhymin'

  (Item #: simonliver_2006) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) Shootout Winning side one and a Double Plus (A++) side two, this copy had some of the best sound we have ever heard for Paul Simon's first live album
  • You get clean, clear, full-bodied, lively and musical ANALOG sound from first note to last
  • Forget whatever dead-as-a-doornail Heavy Vinyl they're making - the Tubey Magic, size and rock and roll energy of this very special vintage pressing simply cannot be beat
  • Features great versions of Simon classics, including The Boxer, Bridge Over Troubled Water, The Sound Of Silence and many more
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Hot Stamper

Cat Stevens
Mona Bone Jakon

  (Item #: stevemonab_2005) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • You'll find wonderful Hot Stamper sound on both sides of this copy of Cat Stevens' brilliant third album
  • 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 here you will understand why this is one of the greatest popular recordings in history
  • These originals are nearly impossible to find in good shape - this copy plays about as quietly as any 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 (Quiet Vinyl)

Paul Simon
Graceland

  (Item #: simongrace_2005) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An outstanding copy of Paul Simon's 1986 release with solid Double Plus (A++) rich, smooth and clear sound, in precisely the way so few copies are - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Guaranteed to TROUNCE the well-reviewed but nevertheless awful Heavy Vinyl LP in every way, or your money back and the shipping is on us
  • There's a delicate, extended top end on this pressing that simply does not exist on most of the copies we played
  • 5 stars: "An enormously successful record, Graceland became the standard against which subsequent musical experiments by major artists were measured."
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Super Hot Stamper

Cat Stevens
Mona Bone Jakon

  (Item #: stevemonab_1911_5) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound throughout for Cat Stevens' brilliant third album
  • 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
  • One of the most underrated titles on the site - you owe it to yourself to see just how good the album that came out right before Tillerman can be when it sounds this good
  • "A delight, and because it never achieved the Top 40 radio ubiquity of later albums, it sounds fresh and distinct."
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White Hot Stamper

Paul Simon
Hearts and Bones

  (Item #: simonheart_2005) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Hearts and Bones returns to the site for the first time in almost 10 years, with STUNNING Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from first note to last - mostly quiet vinyl too
  • Compared to every other copy in our recent shootout, this one was bigger and bolder with more Tubey Magic, clarity and separation
  • Turn this one up good and loud (which you can do when the sound is THIS good) and you'll have a living, breathing Paul Simon standing right between your speakers
  • 4 1/2 stars: "... his most personal collection of songs, one of his most ambitious, and one of his best. It retains a personal vision... Simon's most impressive collection in a decade and the most underrated album in his catalog."
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Super Hot Stamper

Bob Dylan
Blonde On Blonde

  (Item #: dylanblond_2005_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on ALL FOUR sides, this 360 pressing was one of the better copies of Blonde On Blonde we played in our last 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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White Hot Stamper

J.J. Cale
Troubadour

  (Item #: cale_troub_2005) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Off the charts sound for this classic JJ Cale album - both sides won our shootout, earning our top grade of Triple Plus (A+++) - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • Cale fans take note: this early Shelter pressing was doing it all, and clearly doing it better than any other copy we played
  • Eric Clapton described the man as "one of the most important artists in the history of rock."
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "J.J. Cale's albums are so steeped in his introspective style that they become interchangeable. If you like one of them, chances are you'll want to have them all."
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White Hot Stamper

Leonard Cohen
Live Songs

  (Item #: cohenlives_2001_5) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Incredible sound throughout with both sides earning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sonic grades or very close to it
  • We just did a big shootout for this live album - compiled from different shows Cohen performed in 1970 and 1972 - and we're pleased to report that the sound was KILLER on both sides of this early pressing
  • Drop the needle anywhere and you'll notice the impressive immediacy to the vocals, the clear transients on the guitars - Cohen's voice sounds just right, deep and gravely
  • "... for those who've formed a friendship with the words and wisdom of Leonard Cohen, this album finds him raw and naked in one of his finest hours."
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Super Hot Stamper

James Taylor
Mud Slide Slim

  (Item #: taylomudsl_2005) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

Paul Simon
Still Crazy After All These Years

  (Item #: simonstill_2005) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This KILLER pressing earned Shootout Winning QUADRUPLE Plus (A++++) sound on the first side and Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first
  • The immediacy of the vocals is striking, putting a living, breathing Paul Simon right between your speakers
  • An extremely tough album to find with the kind of big, spacious, Tubey Magical sound this pressing offers
  • Clean, clear and open are nice qualities to have, but the richer, smoother, more natural sounding copies are the ones that win our shootouts
  • 4 1/2 stars: "...he was never more in tune with his audience: Still Crazy topped the charts, spawned four Top 40 hits, and won Grammys for Song of the Year and Best Vocal Performance."
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White Hot Stamper

Randy Newman
Good Old Boys

  (Item #: newmagoodo_2005) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With two insanely good sides, each earning Shotoout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades, this copy KILLED all of the competition
  • Both sides here are incredibly full-bodied, rich, dynamic, and tonally Right On The Money as well
  • Dramatically fuller and smoother than the average pressing
  • 5 Stars: "Good Old Boys is one of Newman's finest albums; it's also one of his most provocative and infuriating, and that's probably just the way he wanted it."
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Super Hot Stamper (Issues)

Cat Stevens
Teaser & The Firecat (UK Island)

  (Item #: stevetease_1911_5ex) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • This timeless Classic Folk Rock recording on the British Island label offers superb Demo Disc Quality sound on both sides - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • With Double Plus (A++) grades this copy is guaranteed to rock your world with their richness, clarity, transparency, and ENERGY
  • AMG 5 Stars and a Top 100 album - it just may be the Best Sounding record Cat Stevens ever made - quiet vinyl too
  • Tuesday’s Dead, Morning Has Broken, Bitterblue, Moonshadow, Peace Train - and that's just side two! What side of any album has five songs of such quality?
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White Hot Stamper

Randy Newman
Sail Away

  (Item #: newmasaila_2005_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

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

James Taylor
Sweet Baby James

  (Item #: taylosweet_2005) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • An amazingly good sounding pressing from start to finish: Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it throughout
  • Just listen to all that lovely echo - it's a dead giveaway that both sides have resolving power far beyond the other copies you may have heard
  • A Top 100 Title, inarguably a Masterpiece - Fire and Rain and Suite for 20 G (one of JT's All Time Best) are out of this world here
  • 5 Stars: "Sweet Baby James launched not only Taylor's career as a pop superstar but also the entire singer/songwriter movement of the early '70s that included Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Jackson Browne, Cat Stevens, and others..."
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Super Hot Stamper (Quiet Vinyl)

Joni Mitchell
Court and Spark

  (Item #: mitchcourt_2004) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding early pressing with seriously good Double Plus (A++) grades for sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Of the ten or so copies that we have in stock with condition grades, this is the only one that played this quiet
  • 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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Super Hot Stamper (Quiet Vinyl)

Cat Stevens
Teaser & The Firecat

  (Item #: stevetease_1901_7_9_4) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This timeless Classic Folk Rock recording on the original A&M label offers superb Demo Disc Quality sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • With Double Plus (A++) grades this copy is guaranteed to rock your world with their richness, clarity, transparency and ENERGY
  • AMG 5 Stars and a Top 100 album - it just may be the Best Sounding record Cat Stevens ever made
  • Tuesday’s Dead, Morning Has Broken, Bitterblue, Moonshadow, Peace Train - and that's just side two! What side of any album has five songs of such quality?
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Super Hot Stamper (Quiet Vinyl)

Bob Dylan
Blonde On Blonde

  (Item #: dylanblond_2004) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on three sides and exceptionally quiet vinyl, this copy of Blonde On Blonde did well in our most recent shootout
  • This is one of the copies with an awful sounding side four that you may have seen described on the site, so if "Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands" is a favorite track, this is not the copy for you
  • Full of quintessential Dylan classics: Rainy Day Women, I Want You, Just Like A Woman, and they all sound surprisingly good here
  • 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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White Hot Stamper

Joni Mitchell
Clouds

  (Item #: mitchcloud_2004) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side one and a better than Double Plus (A++ to A+++) side two, this copy took top honors in our most recent shootout
  • 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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Super Hot Stamper

Bob Dylan
Slow Train Coming

  (Item #: dylanslowt_2004) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding pressing with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from the first note to the last - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • We guarantee there is dramatically more space, richness, vocal presence, and performance energy on this copy than others you've heard, and that's especially true if you made the mistake of buying whatever Heavy Vinyl pressing is currently on the market
  • The big hit here is Gotta Serve Somebody - Mark Knopler of Dire Straits is featured throughout
  • I doubt this is anyone's very favorite Dylan album, but it's sure a lot more enjoyable when you have sound like this
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Nearly White Hot Stamper

Randy Newman
12 Songs

  (Item #: newma12son_2004) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • With two nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sides, this copy of what some consider Randy Newman's strongest album is close to the BEST we have ever heard, right up there with our Shootout Winner - relatively quiet vinyl too
  • An excellent pressing, with a very strong bottom end, lovely richness and warmth, real space and separation between the instruments and wonderful immediacy throughout
  • The clarity of the piano and guitar perfectly support and complement Randy's heartfelt vocals
  • 5 stars" "Superb material brilliantly executed, 12 Songs was Randy Newman's first great album, and is still one of his finest moments on record."
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White Hot Stamper

Jackson Browne
Late for the Sky

  (Item #: brownlatef_2004) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This outstanding pressing of Browne's third album boasts incredible Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it from start to finish
  • Compared to every other copy in our recent shootout, this one was bigger and bolder with more Tubey Magic, clarity and separation
  • It's nearly impossible to find these in even decent condition with good sound these days
  • 5 stars from AMG and Rolling Stone calls it the "quintessential Browne album," saying the "... open-ended poetry achieves power from the nearly religious intensity that accumulates around the central motifs; its fervor is underscored by the sparest and hardest production to be found on any Browne album yet... as well as by his impassioned, oracular singing style."
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Super Hot Stamper (Quiet Vinyl)

Jackson Browne
The Pretender

  (Item #: brownprete_2004) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With superb Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides this Pretender will rock with the best of them - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • One of the all time great rock / pop Demo Discs -- the best copies are so rich and full-bodied they make most rock records sound positively anemic
  • Five Stars in Rolling Stone, one of their Top 500 Albums, and a true classic from 1976
  • Without a doubt the best sounding record Jackson Browne ever made - this is the pressing that backs up everything we say and more
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Jonathan Edwards
Jonathan Edwards

  (Item #: edwarjonat_1911_4) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • 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
Recent Songs

  (Item #: cohenrecen_1809_6_10_4_) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Insanely good Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides AND fairly quiet vinyl - the best copy to ever hit the site bar none
  • Unbeatable richness and freedom from artificiality in the midrange allowed this one to tower over the rest of the field
  • "... a return to Cohen's acoustic folk music after the Phil Spector experimentation of Death of a Ladies' Man, but now with many jazz and Oriental influences."
  • 4 stars: "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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Paul Simon
Still Crazy After All These Years

  (Item #: simonstill_2003) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy will be very hard to beat - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Vocal immediacy is key - we want a living, breathing Paul Simon to appear right between our speakers
  • A tough album to find with the kind of big, spacious, Tubey Magical sound this pressing offers
  • Clean, clear and open are nice qualities to have, but the richer, smoother, more natural sounding copies are the ones that win our shootouts
  • 4 1/2 stars: "...he was never more in tune with his audience: Still Crazy topped the charts, spawned four Top 40 hits, and won Grammys for Song of the Year and Best Vocal Performance."
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Bob Dylan
Slow Train Coming

  (Item #: dylanslowt_2003) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A KILLER sounding copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from the first note to the last - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • We guarantee there is dramatically more space, richness, vocal presence, and performance energy on this copy than others you've heard, and that's especially true if you made the mistake of buying whatever Heavy Vinyl pressing is currently on the market
  • The big hit here is Gotta Serve Somebody - Mark Knopler of Dire Straits is featured throughout
  • I doubt this is anyone's very favorite Dylan album, but it's sure a lot more enjoyable when you have sound like this
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Bob Dylan
Blood On The Tracks

  (Item #: dylanblood_2003) 

Our Price: $129.99

TYMAN
  • With Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to 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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Tom Waits
Foreign Affairs

  (Item #: waitsforei_2003_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With Triple Plus (A+++) Shootout Winning sound or close to it on both sides, this copy had some of the best sound we have ever heard for the album
  • This early pressing was hard to fault - it will put Tom Waits right between your speakers, with a batch of great session players behind and to the side, all playing live in the studio
  • "The album contains more ballads than most of his records do, but they were the most effective vehicles for the kind of storytelling he was trying to get to. Produced and engineered by Bones Howe, Foreign Affairs was recorded live in studio by a quintet that included West Coast jazzmen Jack Sheldon on trumpet, saxophonist Frank Vicari, bassist Jim Hughart, and drummer Shelly Manne."
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Bob Dylan
Another Side of Bob Dylan (in Mono)

  (Item #: dylananoth_1910_03) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • 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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Bruce Springsteen
The Wild, The Innocent...

  (Item #: sprinwildt_2003_) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This SUPERB pressing boasts Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from start to finish - just shy of our Shootout Winner
  • These sides are wonderful, especially compared to most of what we played - they're clear and full-bodied, with strong energy and present, breathy vocals
  • 5 stars: "An astonishing advance even from the remarkable promise of Greetings; the unbanded three-song second side in particular was a flawless piece of music. Musically and lyrically, Springsteen had brought an unruly muse under control and used it to make a mature statement... He would later make different albums, but he never made a better one. The truth is, The Wild, The Innocent & the E Street Shuffle is one of the greatest albums in the history of rock & roll."
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Bob Dylan
Self Portrait

  (Item #: dylanselfp_2003) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A superb copy of Dylan's 1970 release with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from first note to last
  • We guarantee there is dramatically more richness, fullness and presence on this copy than others you've heard, and that's especially true for whatever godawful Heavy Vinyl pressing is currently being foisted on an unsuspecting record-buying public
  • "... it’s a fun, affectionate, sometimes beautiful, often entertaining, occasionally goofy record. As a tangle of roots and enthusiasms, it looks forward to Dylan’s two early-90s albums of folk-song covers, to his eclectic satellite-radio show, which ran on Sirius from 2006 to 2009, and to his recent string of albums with their timeless-sounding fusion of blues, country, folk, and pop." - Bruce Handy, Vanity Fair
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Paul Simon
There Goes Rhymin’ Simon

  (Item #: simonthere_2003) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding copy of Simon's third solo album, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is big, warm and full-bodied - it's present and clear, never harsh or gritty the way so many are
  • Great songs including Kodachrome, Loves Me Like a Rock, Was a Sunny Day (and you probably know most of the other 7)
  • 5 stars: "Retaining the buoyant musical feel of Paul Simon, but employing a more produced sound, There Goes Rhymin' Simon found Paul Simon writing and performing with assurance and venturing into soulful and R&B-oriented music."
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Joni Mitchell
Court and Spark

  (Item #: mitchcourt_2003) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A stunning copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side coupled with an outstanding Double Plus (A++) side two
  • The sound is rich, warm and natural, with wonderful transparency, ambience and loads of Tubey Magic
  • Musically this is one of our favorite Joni albums here at Better Records, and probably her Best Recording as well
  • Court and Spark recently joined Blue on our Top 100 Rock and Pop List for 2019 - yes, it's that good sounding when it's mastered and pressed as well as this copy is
  • 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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Townes Van Zandt
Townes Van Zandt

  (Item #: vanzatowne_2003) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this was one of the better Tomato pressings we played in our recent shootout
  • Both of these sides are full-bodied, lively, Tubey Magical and present with plenty of bottom end weight -- we really could find very little to fault in the sound
  • If you like your Singer Songwriter/Country Folk albums darker and more austere, this is the album for you
  • "As usual, his closely observed lyrics touched on desperate themes, notably in the mining ballad "Lungs," but they were still highly poetic, especially the album-closing "None But The Rain," which reflected on a failed relationship."
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Rickie Lee Jones
Rickie Lee Jones

  (Item #: jonesricki_2002_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

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

  (Item #: jonespirat_2002) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Insanely good sound for Jones' sophomore release with both sides earning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades
  • 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 only way to go
  • Lee Herschberg recorded Rickie's debut as well as this follow-up, and both can sound shockingly good
  • 4 stars: "The musical and lyrical variety on the album is best represented in the album's centerpiece, 'Pirates (So Long Lonely Avenue),' where she moves through mood and tempo changes with ease. Although the songs may not immediately grab the listener, the lyrical and musical complexities ultimately make this album more rewarding with every listen."
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Janis Ian
Aftertones

  (Item #: ian__after_1908_02) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Janis Ian's superb 1975 release returns with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • We guarantee there is dramatically more richness, fullness, vocal presence, and performance energy on this copy than others you've heard, and that's especially true if you made the mistake of buying whatever Heavy Vinyl pressing is currently on the market
  • "... Ian's advanced folk sensibilities are emotional progressions away from the weepy and introspective nature heard from her mid-'70s singer/songwriter contemporaries. Part of Ian's enticement is the marriage between achingly beautiful melodies and thoroughly personalized lyrics. The album commences with the title track setting the tenor and sonic ambiance."
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Gordon Lightfoot
Summertime Dream

  (Item #: lightsummertime_2002_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy is guaranteed to blow the doors off any other Summertime Dream you've heard - relatively quiet vinyl too
  • We guarantee there is dramatically more richness, fullness, vocal presence, and performance energy on this copy than others you've heard, and that's especially true if you made the mistake of buying whatever Heavy Vinyl pressing is currently on the market
  • 4 1/2 stars: "With Summertime Dream, Gordon Lightfoot produced one of his finest albums, and wrapped up a six-year period of popularity... Lightfoot and his band deliver a tasty smorgasbord of intelligent, grown-up music. As for "Edmund Fitzgerald," its continued popularity more than 20 years after its release attests to the power of a well-told tale and a tasty guitar lick."
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Leonard Cohen
Live Songs

  (Item #: cohenlives_1903_9_02) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • An outstanding early pressing with Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides and reasonably quiet vinyl
  • We did a big shootout for this album, compiled from shows in 1970 and 1972, and the sound on this LP was excellent
  • Drop the needle anywhere and you'll notice the impressive immediacy to the vocals, the clear transients on the guitars - Cohen's voice sounds just right, deep and gravely
  • In addition, this vintage pressing has the kind of Tubey Magical Midrange that modern records rarely begin to reproduce - that sound is gone and it sure isn't showing any sign of coming back
  • "... for those who've formed a friendship with the words and wisdom of Leonard Cohen, this album finds him raw and naked in one of his finest hours."
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Joni Mitchell
For The Roses

  (Item #: mitchforth_1902_7_10_02) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • 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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J.J. Cale
Naturally

  (Item #: cale_natur_1907_02) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding pressing of J.J. Cale's debut, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound throughout - exceptionally QUIET vinyl too
  • This copy is balanced and natural, with the kind of rich, full-bodied sound that no one seems to know how to record anymore
  • "Cale included a new version of "After Midnight" on the album, but the true meat of the record lay in songs like "Crazy Mama," which became a hit single, and "Call Me the Breeze," which Lynyrd Skynyrd later covered. On these songs and many others on Naturally, Cale effortlessly captured a lazy, rolling boogie that contradicted all the commercial styles of boogie, blues, and country-rock at the time."
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J.J. Cale
Troubadour

  (Item #: cale_troub_2001) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Outstanding sound for this classic JJ Cale album - both sides earned sonic grades of Double Plus (A++)
  • Cale fans take note: this early Shelter pressing was doing almost everything right -- rich, full and musical with great bass
  • Eric Clapton described the man as "one of the most important artists in the history of rock."
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "J.J. Cale's albums are so steeped in his introspective style that they become interchangeable. If you like one of them, chances are you'll want to have them all."
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Cat Stevens
Teaser & The Firecat

  (Item #: stevetease_1909_01) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • 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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Leonard Cohen
New Skin For the Old Ceremony

  (Item #: cohennewsk_1908_01) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • An excellent sounding copy with Double Plus (A++) sound from the first note to the last - 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 Hot Stamper 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
Another Side of Bob Dylan (in Stereo)

  (Item #: dylananoth_2001) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An excellent Stereo copy of this early Dylan classic with surprisingly good Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - exceptionally 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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Joni Mitchell
For The Roses

  (Item #: mitchforth_1906_10_01) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • 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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Cat Stevens
Tea for the Tillerman

  (Item #: steveteafo_1912_) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This superb 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
  • It 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
  • 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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Joni Mitchell
The Hissing of Summer Lawns

  (Item #: mitchhissi_2001) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • An outstanding pressing, with both sides earning outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades or close to them
  • Lots of Tubey Magic, textured synths, big bass and breathy vocals - this copy brings Joni's jazzy folky fusion to life
  • Check out the big bottom end on The Jungle Line, which features the Drummers Of Burundi
  • Who made a more original, forward looking and interesting album in 1975 than this? I can't think of anyone, can you?
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Joni Mitchell evolved from the smooth jazz-pop of Court and Spark to the radical Hissing of Summer Lawns, an adventurous work that remains among her most difficult records [as difficult as it is brilliant] … a strange and beautiful fusion of jazz and shimmering avant pop."
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Joni Mitchell
Song To A Seagull

  (Item #: mitchsongt_1908_12) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • 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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Cat Stevens
Catch Bull At Four

(UK Island)

  (Item #: stevecatch_1902_1907_12) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides, this very specific UK pressing is absolutely amazing - the vinyl has issues though
  • Bigger, more dynamic, more lively, more present and just plain more EXCITING than anything we heard - that's why it won our shootout
  • This British pressing with the right stamper can show you the sweeter, tubier Midrange Magic that we is the hallmark of all the best Cat Stevens' recordings
  • "Though some of the lyrics retain Cat’s fanciful imagery... he shows a new emotional directness, especially on side two, the albums "down" side. This is reflected in Cat’s singing, which becomes more assured and more emotive with each album."
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Joni Mitchell
Court and Spark

  (Item #: mitchcourt_1912_2) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • An outstanding early pressing with seriously good Double Plus (A++) grades for sound on both sides
  • 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
  • "Playing behind her, musicians like Scott, guitarist Larry Carlton, drummer John Guerin and trumpeter Chuck Findley add colors and depth to songs that stretch melodies and vocal lines in surprising directions. And as always with Mitchell, the lyrics penetrate deftly to the painful core of feeling beneath the requisitely cool coupling of the early Seventies." Rolling Stone
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Carly Simon
Another Passenger

  (Item #: simonanoth_1912) 

Our Price: $59.99

  • A wonderful copy of Carly's 1976 release, a personal favorite of mine, and this pressing rated Double Plus (A++) grades throughout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • There's gobs and gobs of 1976 Tubey Magical Richness courtesy of engineer Donn Landee and producer Ted Templeman
  • Our pick for the best - and best sounding - Carly Simon album, a Must Own which Rolling Stone called "Carly Simon's best record."
  • She's got help from a wonderful backing crew including the Doobies and Little Feat, plus Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Dr. John, and of course good 'ol JT
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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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Jesse Colin Young
Together

  (Item #: youngtoget_1909) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • 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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Leonard Cohen
Recent Songs

  (Item #: cohenrecen_1908_) 

Our Price: $74.99

TYMAN
  • 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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Joni Mitchell
Wild Things Run Fast

  (Item #: mitchwildt_1907) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • An outstanding copy of Joni's superb 1982 release, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Her last great record and a personal favorite - fortunately for us audiophiles, this copy is spacious, open and much less "modern" sounding than most - great energy too
  • Famously included on the TAS Super Disc List and, on a wonderful copy like this one, you can hear exactly why it made the cut
  • "... Joni Mitchell achieved more of a balance between her pop abilities and her jazz aspirations, meanwhile rediscovering a more direct, emotional lyric approach. The result was her best album since the mid-'70s." [Hear hear!]
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Tom Waits
Nighthawks At The Diner

  (Item #: waitsnight_1903_1906) 

Our Price: $59.99

  • A superb copy of Waits' first live album, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound on all FOUR sides
  • One of our very favorite Waits albums for music and sound, and this copy will show you why
  • The clarity, transparency and immediacy put you right there as Waits and crew lay it down live in the studio
  • A one-of-a-kind album (and incredible recording) with elements of poetry, spoken word and jazz -- great fun if you're into it
  • "... one of Waits' most thoroughly enjoyable albums... if this plays more like a "show" than a "concert," it's a show you'd gladly pay to hear more than once... it's hard to imagine anyone not being charmed by it."
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Bob Dylan
Another Side of Bob Dylan (in Mono)

  (Item #: dylananoth_1807_1906) 

Our Price: $59.99

  • An excellent Mono copy of this early Dylan classic with surprisingly good Double Plus (A++) sound throughout
  • We were impressed by just how clear and present Dylan's voice sounded on this copy - this is the way you want to hear the man
  • 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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Carly Simon
Carly Simon

  (Item #: simoncarly_1905) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • Both sides of this original Elektra LP earned excellent Double Plus (A++) grades for their sound and play exceptionally quietly
  • Legendary producer and engineer Eddie Kramer lends his talent to this album and knows how to get the best sound
  • That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be is the killer track here and it sounds fantastic on this copy
  • Can you believe that the producer and engineer of Carly's 1971 debut here is none other than Eddie Kramer!?
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Billy Joel
Streetlife Serenade

  (Item #: joel_stree_1807_1904) 

Our Price: $49.99

  • This outstanding copy of Joel's third studio album earned solid Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is open and transparent and the piano is clear and correct, showcasing Joel's immeasurable talent on the keys
  • Features some of Billy's big hits, including The Entertainer as well as Los Angelenos
  • This is one of the toughest classic Billy Joel albums to find with good sound and quiet vinyl, but this one is doing it all
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