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America
America

  (Item #: ameriameri_2004) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • This outstanding copy of the band's debut album boasts solid Double Plus (A++) 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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America
Homecoming

  (Item #: amerihomec_1902_5_9_4ex) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

  (Item #: amerihomec_1912_9_6) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An incredible copy of America's second album, boasting Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound throughout
  • Some of the most tubey, warm acoustic guitar reproduction you could ever ask for - this is the sound of real analog!
  • AMG raves; "The songs here are tighter and more forthright... The sound quality is clear and bright; the colorful arrangements, while still acoustic guitar-based, feature more electric guitar and keyboards. The performance quality is more assured, among the most urgently committed the group would ever put on vinyl. This top-flight album is a very rewarding listen."
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America
Homecoming

  (Item #: amerihomec_2001) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding copy of America's second album, boasting Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Some of the most tubey, warm acoustic guitar reproduction you could ever ask for - this is the sound of real analog!
  • AMG raves; "The songs here are tighter and more forthright... The sound quality is clear and bright; the colorful arrangements, while still acoustic guitar-based, feature more electric guitar and keyboards. The performance quality is more assured, among the most urgently committed the group would ever put on vinyl. This top-flight album is a very rewarding listen."
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America
Homecoming

  (Item #: amerihomec_2004) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • An outstanding copy of America's second album, boasting Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Some of the most tubey, warm acoustic guitar reproduction you could ever ask for - this is the sound of real analog!
  • AMG raves; "The songs here are tighter and more forthright... The sound quality is clear and bright; the colorful arrangements, while still acoustic guitar-based, feature more electric guitar and keyboards. The performance quality is more assured, among the most urgently committed the group would ever put on vinyl. This top-flight album is a very rewarding listen."
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Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington
The Great Reunion

  (Item #: armstgreat_1910_02) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding copy of this 1963 collaboration, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • These sides are big, spacious and absolutely jumping out of the speakers, with rich, smooth sound
  • We remember the Classic pressing as being a very good sounding record but make no mistake, this is a GREAT sounding one
  • 4 1/2 stars: "One of the best things about this configuration is the sound of the Duke’s piano - an underrated pianist, he seldom recorded in such an intimate context."
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Chet Atkins
Our Man In Nashville

  (Item #: atkinourma_1908_01) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • You'll find superb Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound and fairly quiet vinyl on both sides of this Chet Atkins title from 1963 - just shy of our Shootout Winner
  • We've known this was a great sounding record for a very long time, and now we have the copy to prove it
  • Bill Porter working in his custom Nashville studio sure knew a Tubey Magical Living Stereo recording should sound like
  • "Chester remains his usual unclassifiable self, dealing out the country picking, smooth easy listening guitar, jazz, and even some very mild rock & roll on this session, with some overdubbed strings discreetly decorating a few tracks."
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The Band
The Band

  (Item #: band_band_1909_1_5) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • With superb Double Plus (A++) sonic grades or BETTER on both sides, this is an outstanding copy of an absolutely essential album
  • Big bass, rich meaty guitars and smooth silky vocals make this a Band album like you have never heard before
  • Not only is the sound superb, but both sides here play Mint Minus Minus, about as quiet as we can find them
  • 5 stars: "As had been true of the first album, it was the Band's sound that stood out the most... The arrangements were simultaneously loose and assured, giving the songs a timeless appeal..."
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The Beach Boys
Surf's Up

  (Item #: beachsurfs_1904_5) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides of this early Reprise pressing
  • They revolutionized the popular music of their day with their genius for harmony, and this copy gets their voices right
  • Includes classics Long Promised Road, Till I Die, and of course the title smash hit, Surf's up
  • 4 stars: "A masterpiece [which] defined the Beach Boys' tumultuous career better than any other album ... The album closer, 'Surf's Up,' is a masterpiece of baroque psychedelia, probably the most compelling track from the Smile period."
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The Beach Boys
Surf's Up

  (Item #: beachsurfs_1904_6_9_5) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this original Reprise pressing
  • They revolutionized the popular music of their day with their genius for harmony, and this copy gets their voices right
  • Includes classics Don't Go Near the Water, Long Promised Road, Till I Die, and of course the title smash hit, Surf's up
  • 4 stars: "A masterpiece [which] defined the Beach Boys' tumultuous career better than any other album ... The album closer, 'Surf's Up,' is a masterpiece of baroque psychedelia, probably the most compelling track from the Smile period."
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The Beatles
Help

  (Item #: beatlhelp_2005) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A Shootout Winner - Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish - we guarantee you've never heard Help sound remotely this good
  • Want to hear The Beatles at their Tubey Magical best? Just play You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away on this killer copy
  • Everything that's great about Help is here - jangly 12 string guitars, harmonically rich tambourines, and breathy vocals
  • Side one alone boasts 7 classics: Help!, The Night Before, You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away, I Need You, Another Girl, You’re Gonna Lose That Girl and Ticket to Ride - whew!
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The Beatles
Help

  (Item #: beatlhelp_2006_1) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Two killer sides with Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER - we guarantee you've never heard Help sound better - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Want to hear The Beatles at their Tubey Magical best? Just play You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away on this UK stereo pressing
  • Everything that's great about Help is here - jangly 12 string guitars, harmonically rich tambourines, and breathy vocals
  • Side one alone boasts 7 classics: Help!, The Night Before, You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away, I Need You, Another Girl, You’re Gonna Lose That Girl and Ticket to Ride - whew!
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The Beatles
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely...

  (Item #: beatlsgtpe_1910) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy was getting Pepper to sound the way we like it
  • Huge, spacious and detailed, with the Tubey Magic of a fresh tape, this is the way to hear Sgt. Pepper in all its analog glory, not remixed and not remastered
  • Most pressings - especially the new ones - have nothing approaching the Tubey Magic, space and energy of this LP
  • A Better Records Top 100 - "It's possible to argue that there are better Beatles albums, yet no album is as historically important as this."
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The Beatles
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely...

  (Item #: beatlsgtpe_2006_7) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides and exceptionally quiet vinyl for the most part, this pressing is guaranteed to smoke any copy of the album you've heard
  • Huge, spacious and detailed, with the Tubey Magic of a fresh tape, this is the way to hear Sgt. Pepper in all its analog glory, not remixed and not remastered
  • Most pressings - especially the new ones - have nothing approaching the Tubey Magic, space and energy of this LP
  • A Better Records Top 100 - "It's possible to argue that there are better Beatles albums, yet no album is as historically important as this."
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Big Brother & The Holding Company
Self-Titled

  (Item #: bigbrbigbr_1811_1908) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this was one of the better copies we played in our recent shootout
  • Forget the Mainstream originals and the Columbia reissues - the solid, rich, Tubey Magical sound here is only found on these copies with these stampers
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout - they didn't press them any quieter in our experience
  • A tough record to find with audiophile quality sound and clean vinyl, two reasons you rarely can find it on the site
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Boston
Boston

  (Item #: bostobosto_2002) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A MONSTER copy of this classic Classic Rock Album that is guaranteed to blow your mind and then some
  • Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides; incredibly big and open with a massive bottom end and tons of energy
  • Demo Disc quality 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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Boston
Boston

  (Item #: bostobosto_2002_1) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • Hot Stamper sound on both sides of this early pressing means that this copy of Boston has plenty of Analog Magic
  • Guaranteed to beat the pants off of any pressing you can throw at it: Half Speed, Heavy Vinyl, you name it, this copy will trounce it or your money back
  • Very 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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David Bowie
Pin-Ups

  (Item #: bowiepinup_1903_6_10_5) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • A stunning copy of this Classic Bowie album from 1973 with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it throughout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Both sides have phenomenal amounts of Tubey Magic, thanks to the engineering of Ken Scott
  • The bottom end is huge, as would be expected from anything Ken recorded, and if you don't believe me, check out Baby You're a Rich Man off MMT
  • A really fun listen, with Bowie running through covers of his favorite Sixties hits in true Demo Disc sound
  • Turns out he's a great interpreter, turning in passionate versions of songs by The Who, Pink Floyd, The Yardbirds and more
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David Bowie
Pin-Ups

  (Item #: bowiepinup_1912_6) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Two superb sides each rating a sonic grade of Double Plus (A++), a truly killer pressing that can really rock when it needs to - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Both sides are huge, clear and rich with the British Tubey Magical recorded sound of 1973, thanks to the engineering of Ken Scott
  • A really fun listen, with Bowie running through covers of his favorite 60s hits in true Demo Disc sound
  • Turns out he's a great interpreter, turning in passionate versions of songs by The Who, Pink Floyd, The Yardbirds and more
  • He brings a fresh perspective to this material, just as Bryan Ferry did so brilliantly on his first two solo albums
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David Bowie
Ziggy Stardust

  (Item #: bowieziggy_2002_4) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • This incredibly good sounding Triple Plus (A+++) side two will show you just how good Ziggy Stardust can sound in analog (and side two was not far behind at A++) - exceptionally QUIET vinyl too
  • The stage is huge and the amount of Tubey Magic has to be heard to be believed - this is the pinnacle of sound for Glam Rock
  • Until you hear one of these killer British pressings you simply cannot know what you are missing
  • 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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Bread
The Best of Bread

  (Item #: breadbesto_2003) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this pressing will show you just how good Bread's music can sound on All Analog vinyl
  • A Better Records Desert Island Disc if there ever was one -- believe me, there are scores of them
  • This is one of the rare Greatest Hits compilations (and this band had a LOT of hits) that is sonically competitive with the original albums
  • You'll find most of the best Bread ballads here, including Make It With You, Everything I Own, Baby I'm A Want You, and If
  • All Music on their first album - "... effectively the birth of Californian soft rock..." (We think this applies equally well to all of their early material)
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Bread
Manna

  (Item #: breadmanna_2004) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Manna finally returns to the site after more than 6 years with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER throughout - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • Tubier, more transparent, more dynamic, with that "jumpin' out of the speakers" quality that only The Real Thing (an old record) ever has
  • A superb album, featuring one of the strongest rockers the band ever recorded, "Let Your Love Go"
  • 4 1/2 stars: "... this is a record that is laid-back and even tempered, which isn't a bad thing -- it results in a fine listen, especially since the group's songwriting remains at the high standard instituted on that first Bread album."
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Dave Brubeck
Bossa Nova USA

  (Item #: brubebossa_1907) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this was one of the better copies we played in our recent shootout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Clean, clear, spacious and present yet still super rich and full, this is Columbia All Tube Sound at its best
  • So rich, clear and resolving this copy in some respects best even the legendary Time Out
  • "With the popularization of bossa nova in the early ’60s, practically every recording artist had to have at least one bossa nova album. This effort by the Dave Brubeck Quartet is better than most due to the high quality of the compositions, of which the title cut is best-known." - All Music
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Buffalo Springfield
Last Time Around

  (Item #: buffalastt_1911_6) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • 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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Charlie Byrd
Delicately

  (Item #: byrd_delic_2002_5) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • Byrd's 1968 release finally arrives on the site with STUNNING Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on this Columbia 360 Label LP
  • Teo Macero's production here is rich, sweet, and highly resolving, with all the space and three-dimensionality that Frank Laico's brilliant engineering is known for
  • This is the first Columbia Charlie Byrd shootout we've ever done - we dropped the needle on a copy a while back and were shocked at the sound we were hearing
  • More importantly, the music on this enchanting jazz/pop guitar album is every bit as good as the sound quality (and that is rarely the case with these kinds of records - we should know, we've played scores of them)
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Benny Carter
Swingin' the '20s

  (Item #: carteswing_1907_10_5) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • With superb sides rating Double Plus (A++) or BETTER, this Contemporary pressing was one of the best we played in our shootout
  • These excellent sides are so much bigger and more open, with more bass and energy - the saxes and trumpets are immediate and lively
  • Mr. Earl Hines himself showed up, a man who knows this music like nobody's business - Leroy Vinnegar and Shelly Manne round out the quartet
  • "Great musicians produce great results, and most of the LP's tracks were done in one or two takes. The result is 'a spontaneous, swinging record of what happened' when Carter met Hines 'for the first time. . . .'"
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Nat "King" Cole
Love Is The Thing

  (Item #: cole_lovei_2006) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • A lovely pressing of this audiophile favorite, one of the best pop vocal recordings we know of, here with Double Plus (A++) sound and fairly quiet vinyl on both sides
  • Nat himself sounds especially immediate and real, and the strings are much less of a problem here than they are on most pressings
  • If you know the album through the weirdly unnatural remix DCC did (or the awful Analogue Productions vinyl), this pressing will be nothing less than a revelation
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Nat King Cole's collaborations with Gordon Jenkins rank among the finest from either artist or arranger. 1957's Love Is the Thing remains the epitome of the pair's undeniable compatibility, and it topped the album charts for eight weeks."
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Nat "King" Cole
To Whom It May Concern

  (Item #: cole_towho_2004ex) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding copy of Nat "King" Cole's wonderful 1959 release with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from top to bottom
  • The presence and immediacy of Nat's vocals here are '50s Capitol Recording Magic at its best - you won't believe how good this early stereo pressing sounds
  • With the biggest, clearest, richest, most present and most natural vocal reproduction, this copy took Nat's performance to another level, which is exactly what earned this copy its Three Pluses
  • "For this album, Cole had the idea of putting together a set of newly written songs in the classic style, with typically sympathetic arrangements by Nelson Riddle..."
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Nat King Cole
The Very Thought Of You

  (Item #: cole_veryt_2006) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • This early pressing on the rainbow label is our Shootout Winner on both sides, with Triple Plus (A+++) sound throughout
  • Both sides here are BIG, rich and Tubey Magical, yet clear and not the least bit thick or opaque
  • Turn down the lights and drop the needle to hear a living breathing Nat King Cole right in the room with you
  • "Highlights include "The Very Thought of You," "But Beautiful," "This Is All I Ask," "For All We Know," and "The More I See You"."
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Nat "King" Cole
Where Did Everyone Go?

  (Item #: cole_where_2003_6) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this early Capitol Rainbow Label stereo pressing will be very hard to beat - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • With especially rich, intimate and natural vocal reproduction, this side one was close to the best we played of Nat's wonderful "songs of love and loss"
  • If all you know are the weirdly unnatural remixes DCC did (or the dreadful Analogue Productions pressings), this LP will be nothing less than a revelation
  • "His rich and cozy baritone carries the ache of "Am I Blue?" and the slinky "I Keep Goin' Back to Joe's" into an understated, almost plaintive blues. Here he perfectly demonstrates a boundless capacity as a melodic interpreter of song."
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Derek and the Dominos
Layla

  (Item #: dereklayla_2002_6) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Absolutely KILLER with all four sides earning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades or very close to them - exceptionally 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 own whatever Heavy Vinyl pressing is currently on the market, made from who-knows-what tapes
  • One of the most difficult albums to find great sound for, but the music makes it worth all the time and trouble we spent finding this pressing
  • 5 stars: "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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Derek and the Dominos
Layla

  (Item #: dereklayla_2006ex) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding pressing of Layla, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on all FOUR sides
  • 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 Dillards
Wheatstraw Suite

  (Item #: dillawheat_2002_5) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Stunning sound for this original Elektra Gold Label pressing with both sides earning nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) grades and playing as quietly as these early pressings ever do
  • This is a SHOCKINGLY well recorded album, full of Tubey Magic and as relaxed, smooth and natural as any record from 1968 has a right to be
  • 4 1/2 stars: "It never got any better than this... 13 all-but-perfect tracks... this is a finer rural/rock fusion album than Sweetheart of the Rodeo, the first Flying Burrito Brothers album, or the Beau Brummels' efforts during this same period, and an indispensable part of any collection of '60s music."
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The Dillards
Wheatstraw Suite

  (Item #: dillawheat_2003) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This original Elektra Gold Label pressing boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from top to bottom and plays as quietly as these early pressings ever do
  • This is a SHOCKINGLY well recorded album, full of Tubey Magic and as relaxed, smooth and natural as any record from 1968 has a right to be
  • 4 1/2 stars: "It never got any better than this... 13 all-but-perfect tracks... this is a finer rural/rock fusion album than Sweetheart of the Rodeo, the first Flying Burrito Brothers album, or the Beau Brummels' efforts during this same period, and an indispensable part of any collection of '60s music."
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Dire Straits
Dire Straits

  (Item #: diresdires_2004) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this UK pressing of the band's debut album - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • One of the best sounding rock records ever made, with rich, sweet mids, prodigious bass, superb transparency, and freedom from hi-fi-ishness and distortion like few rock records you have ever heard
  • Rhett Davies knocked this one out of the park - it's a Top 100 title, a member of the Tubey Magical Top Ten, and our favorite by the band for both sound and music
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Knopfler also shows an inclination toward Dylanesque imagery, which enhances the smoky, low-key atmosphere of the album... the album is remarkably accomplished for a debut, and Dire Straits had difficulty surpassing it throughout their career."
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Donovan
The Hurdy Gurdy Man

  (Item #: donovhurdy_2004) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • The Hurdy Gurdy Man finally returns to the site with superb Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound throughout - just shy of our Shootout Winner
  • Shockingly rich, spacious and lively, in the best tradition of vintage analog - Donovan's recordings are hit and miss, but with Eddie Kramer at the controls, this one is clearly a hit
  • Among the supporting musicians were three soon-to-be members of Led Zeppelin: Jimmy Page (who had already contributed to Donovan sessions in the past), John Paul Jones (likewise a veteran of sessions for Donovan), and John Bonham"
  • "... uplifting, accessible, pop-rock numbers with a splash of jazz or Caribbean flavor, rounding out an excellent album of the highest musicianship, lyric writing, and songcraft from an era."
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The Doobie Brothers
Toulouse Street

  (Item #: doobitoulo_1904_7_11) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An original Green Label pressing with seriously good Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides, this copy is really rockin' - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Two of our favorite engineers - Stephen Barncard & Donn Landee - worked their magic here
  • Smooth sound, punchy in the bass, dynamic in the choruses, sweet vocals - this is The Better Records Sound
  • 4 stars: "...it all still sounds astonishingly bracing 30 years later; it's still a keeper, and one of the most inviting and alluring albums of its era."
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The Doobie Brothers
Toulouse Street

  (Item #: doobitoulo_2002) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A killer original Green Label pressing with amazing Tubey Magical Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • Jesus Is Just Alright sounds AMAZING on this Shootout Winning side two, with energy, separation and space in the choruses that no other copy could touch
  • Two of our favorite engineers - Stephen Barncard & Donn Landee - worked their magic here, and they really knocked it out of the park
  • Back in the '70s I had no idea that any pressing could be this punchy in the bass, this dynamic in the choruses, yet still have smooth, sweet vocals
  • 4 stars: "...it all still sounds astonishingly bracing 30 years later; it's still a keeper, and one of the most inviting and alluring albums of its era."
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The Doors
The Doors

  (Item #: doorsdoors_2005_1) 

Our Price: $849.99

  • An insanely good copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides - you've never experienced The Doors like this!
  • The sound is incredibly big, rich and spacious with plenty of bottom end and an energy level that's really something to hear
  • A must-own album "whose nonstop melodicism and dynamic tension would never be equaled by the group again, let alone bettered."
  • 5 stars: "A tremendous debut album, and indeed one of the best first-time outings in rock history, introducing the band's fusion of rock, blues, classical, jazz and poetry with a knockout punch."
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The Doors
The Doors

  (Item #: doorsdoors_2006ex) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Superb Tubey Magical Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from beginning to end of this phenomenal Gold Label stereo pressing - you've never experienced The Doors like this!
  • The sound is big and rich with plenty of bottom end and studio space that no modern reissue can begin to show you
  • A must-own album "whose nonstop melodicism and dynamic tension would never be equaled by the group again, let alone bettered."
  • 5 stars: "A tremendous debut album, and indeed one of the best first-time outings in rock history, introducing the band's fusion of rock, blues, classical, jazz and poetry with a knockout punch."
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The Doors
Morrison Hotel

  (Item #: doorsmorri_1908_10_01) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A wonderful early pressing of this hard-rockin' Doors album, with incredible Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish - reasonably quiet vinyl too
  • Rich, big and full-bodied, with clarity and energy to spare, this is the way you want to hear the Doors' Bluesy Rock
  • Roadhouse Blues, Waiting For The Sun and Maggie McGill are KILLER on this pressing - all you Doors fans are gonna flip
  • Circus Magazine praised it as "possibly the best album yet from the Doors" and "Good hard, evil rock, and one of the best albums released this decade."
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The Doors
Morrison Hotel

  (Item #: doorsmorri_1909_01) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding copy of The Doors' 1970 release boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • This vintage pressing is well balanced, yet big and lively, with such wonderful clarity in the mids and highs as well as deep punchy bass and a big open and spacious soundfield
  • Roadhouse Blues, Waiting For The Sun and Maggie McGill are KILLER on this pressing - all you Doors fans are gonna flip
  • Circus Magazine praised it as "possibly the best album yet from the Doors" and "Good hard, evil rock, and one of the best albums released this decade."
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The Doors
The Soft Parade

  (Item #: doorssoftp_1906_10_12_02) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • With Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it throughout, this copy will be all but impossible to beat!
  • The sound is incredibly powerful from start to finish -- big, rich, full-bodied, present and lively -- thanks Bruce Botnick, where would The Doors be without you?
  • Full of great songs: Touch Me, Runnin' Blue, Wild Child, Wishful Sinful and the amazingly trippy Soft Parade extended suite (with Triple Plus sound no less)
  • "Much like a true “parade” of an English fugue, the song morphs from Morrison’s a capella sermon-like intro to a Baroque ballad to a show tune-like section to the long rock outro, the music masterfully following the flowing, stream of consciousness lyric." Hell yeah!
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The Doors
The Soft Parade

  (Item #: doorssoftp_2004) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound and fairly quiet vinyl on both sides, this copy will be very hard to beat
  • The sound is rich and lively, with solid brass and punchy drums - thanks Bruce Botnick, where would The Doors be without you?
  • Full of great songs: Touch Me, Runnin' Blue, Wild Child, Wishful Sinful and the amazingly trippy Soft Parade extended suite
  • "Much like a true “parade” of an English fugue, the song morphs from Morrison’s a capella sermon-like intro to a Baroque ballad to a show tune-like section to the long rock outro, the music masterfully following the flowing, stream of consciousness lyric." Hell yeah!
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The Doors
Waiting For the Sun

  (Item #: doorswaiti_2004) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • Very good Hot Stamper sound on both sides of this classic Doors album on the early Gold Label, a personal favorite to this very day
  • The sound is present and lively, with Morrison's rich vocals having the Tubey Magic that only vintage vinyl pressings are capable of reproducing
  • It's tough (not to mention expensive) to find these early Gold Label pressings with this kind of sound and vinyl that plays as quietly as this copy does
  • A Top 100 Title - "Despite the fact that Morrison was becoming a self-destructing mess, Krieger, Ray Manzarek and John Densmore were never more lucid – perhaps to compensate. This was a band at its most dexterous, creative, and musically diverse ..."
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The Doors
Waiting For the Sun

  (Item #: doorswaiti_2004_2) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Two outstanding sides on this exceptionally well-recorded Doors album, with strong Double Plus (A++) sound and reasonably quiet vinyl for a Gold Label pressing
  • The sound is present, lively and tonally correct, with Jim Morrison's baritone reproduced with the weight, presence, space and depth all but missing from the reissues
  • It's tough (not to mention expensive) to find these early Gold Label pressings with this kind of sound and reasonably quiet vinyl
  • "Krieger, Ray Manzarek and John Densmore were never more lucid... This was a band at its most dexterous, creative, and musically diverse ..."
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The Doors
Waiting For the Sun

  (Item #: doorswaiti_2006) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Two insanely good sides for this superbly recorded Doors album, with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it throughout - reasonably quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is present, lively and tonally correct, with Morrison's rich vocals well reproduced and especially Tubey Magical
  • It's tough (not to mention expensive) to find these early Gold Label pressings with this kind of sound and vinyl that's scratch free
  • "Krieger, Ray Manzarek and John Densmore were never more lucid... This was a band at its most dexterous, creative, and musically diverse ..."
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Eagles
Desperado

  (Item #: eagledespe_2001_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This very good copy of the band's sophomore release boasts Hot Stamper sound on both sides - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • The sound on this early Asylum pressing is wonderful -- big, lively, open and clear with Tubey Magical richness that only these good early pressings can show you
  • This is the second-best sounding Eagles record of all time, no doubt thanks to the engineering of our man Glyn Johns
  • "A solid country-rock classic... the music stands the test of time, especially when Desperado is heard in its entirety, from start to finish."
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Eagles
Desperado

  (Item #: eagledespe_2005) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • This outstanding copy of the band's sophomore release boasts Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides and plays about as quietly as these Asylum White Label pressings ever do
  • Huge amounts of Tubey Magic, a strong bass foundation, and plenty of space around the guitars and voices - man, that is the sound we love
  • This is the second-best sounding Eagles record of all time, no doubt thanks to the engineering of our man Glyn Johns
  • "A solid country-rock classic... the music stands the test of time, especially when Desperado is heard in its entirety, from start to finish."
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Eagles
On The Border

  (Item #: eagleonthe_2006) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • An incredible original British SYL pressing, with two Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sides
  • If you've never heard one of these early UK pressings on the white label you have simply never heard this album sound they way this copy does - not even close
  • You Never Cry Like A Lover and The Best Of My Love have Glyn Johns patented DEMO DISC quality sound and then some
  • We're HUGE fans of the album here at Better Records; it's some of the most sophisticated, well-crafted, heartfelt music these guys ever made, and that's saying a lot coming from us - we've been big fans for decades
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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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Duke Ellington
At the Bal Masque

  (Item #: ellinbalma_1901_8_11) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A stunning sounding Six-Eye Columbia pressing with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • Here are boatloads of the kind of Tubey Magical richness that make these vintage Columbia recordings the uniquely satisfying listening experience we know them to be
  • More superb sound from the legendary CBS 30th street studios in New York - the size and power of a jazz orchestra in glorious all ANALOG sound
  • "Ellington and his all-star orchestra manage to transform what could be a set of tired revival swing into superior dance music and swinging jazz... a surprise success."
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Duke Ellington
Indigos

  (Item #: ellinindig_1905) 

Our Price: $49.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish, this early pressing has the magic of analog in its grooves
  • This Six Eye Stereo Columbia impressed us with its superbly well recorded big band jazz, in the romantic style Ellington had truly mastered
  • A lovely demonstration of just how good 1958 All Tube Analog sound can be - no modern record can hold a candle to a pressing as good as this one
  • If you like your jazz ballads performed with deep feeling, by a road-tested group of virtuoso players, this record is going to be hard to beat
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Duke Ellington
Indigos

  (Item #: ellinindig_2001_4) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • With Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides, this incredible late-'50s pressing has the magic of analog in its grooves
  • Our Six Eye Stereo Columbia here impressed us with its superbly well recorded big band jazz, in the romantic style Ellington refined to an art form, never more so than on this very album
  • A near-perfect demonstration of just how good 1958 All Tube Analog sound can be - no modern record can hold a candle to a pressing as good as this one
  • If you like your jazz ballads performed with deep feeling, by a road-tested group of virtuoso players, this record is going to be hard to beat
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Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Emerson...

  (Item #: emersemers_1911_02_) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • 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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The Everly Brothers
The Golden Hits...

  (Item #: everlgolde_1809_6_12_6) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A superb early WB Green Label Stereo LP, with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Our early pressing here showed us a wonderfully Tubey Magical midrange for the Everlys that most audiophiles have never heard
  • So much good material here - Cathy's Clown, Crying In The Rain, So Sad, That's Old Fashioned, Lucille, etc.
  • "There are few sounds in American popular music more thrilling and sublimely satisfying than the harmonies of Don and Phil Everly..."
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Fairport Convention
Unhalfbricking

  (Item #: fairpunhal_2004) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • The band's very well-recorded third album is here, and this early British Island pressing is killing it, with stunning Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound throughout and reasonably quiet vinyl
  • A copy like this is a rare audiophile treat - here is the rich, warm, clear, natural and lively sound you want for Fairport Convention
  • A superb collection of songs, including two previously unreleased Bob Dylan tracks, as well as Sandy Denny's first foray into songwriting, with the achingly powerful "Who Knows Where the Time Goes?"
  • 5 stars: "Unhalfbricking was a transitional album for the young Fairport Convention, in which the group shed its closest ties to its American folk-rock influences and started to edge toward a more traditional British folk-slanted sound."
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Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Swings Brightly With Nelson

  (Item #: fitzgella_swings_brightly_1904_10_4) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An excellent early stereo copy with Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • Exceptionally lovely All Tube sound from 1961, with a huge, rich orchestra conducted by the legendary Nelson Riddle
  • Fitzgerald's performance on this album won her the Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, her 7th Grammy
  • "The singer has rarely sounded better than during this period. Fitzgerald sticks mostly to familiar standards and is particularly memorable on 'Don't Be That Way,' 'What Am I Here For,' 'I'm Gonna Go Fishin',' and 'I Won't Dance.'"
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Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Swings Brightly...

  (Item #: fitzgella_swings_brightly_2001) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An excellent early stereo copy with Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Exceptionally lovely All Tube sound from 1961, with a huge, rich orchestra conducted by the legendary Nelson Riddle
  • Fitzgerald's performance on this album won her the Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, her 7th Grammy
  • "The singer has rarely sounded better than during this period. Fitzgerald sticks mostly to familiar standards and is particularly memorable on 'Don't Be That Way,' 'What Am I Here For,' 'I'm Gonna Go Fishin',' and 'I Won't Dance.'"
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Ella Fitzgerald
Sings The Rodgers And Hart Song Book

  (Item #: fitzgsings_rodgers_and_hart_1910_02ex) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Fitzgerald's second Songbook release finally arrives on the site with stunning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on all four of these wonderful mono sides
  • There's real Tubey Magic on this album, along with breathy vocals, in-your-listening-room midrange presence and no shortage of swingin' energy
  • We would love to find you a quiet, amazing sounding copy, but that just does not seem to be in the cards
  • 5 stars: "The second of Ella Fitzgerald's famed Songbook series features her singing 34 of the best songs co-written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. The arrangements by Buddy Bregman for the string orchestra and big band only border on jazz but she manages to swing the medium-tempo numbers and give sensitivity to the ballads. "
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Flack / Hathaway
Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway

  (Item #: flackrober_2001_) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An excellent copy, with strong Double Plus (A++) grades throughout, on vinyl that's fairly quiet for this notoriously noisy album
  • There's Tubey Magic, sweetness and spaciousness all over this recording - when it all comes together on Where Is The Love, you won't believe how good it sounds
  • One of our favorite duet albums, Flack and the woefully underrated Soul Man Donny Hathaway are in top form here
  • Allmusic raves: "A duet classic, and perhaps the most popular album Roberta Flack made. 'Where Is the Love' dominated urban contemporary radio for almost the entire year, while 'You've Got a Friend' was just as influential..."
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Fleetwood Mac
Rumours

  (Item #: fleetrumou_1910) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • An outstanding early domestic copy which earned excellent Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides
  • When you hear it sound as good as it does here, you'll know why we consider Rumours a Better Records Top 100 Demo Disc
  • Forget the dead-as-a-doornail Heavy Vinyl remaster - if you want to hear the Tubey Magic, size and energy of this gazillion selling Must Own album, this is the only way to go
  • 5 stars: "Each tune, each phrase regains its raw, immediate emotional power—which is why Rumours touched a nerve upon its 1977 release, and has since transcended its era to be one of the greatest, most compelling pop albums of all time."
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Fleetwood Mac
Rumours

  (Item #: fleetrumou_2002) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An excellent sounding copy with Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER on both sides - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • Tubey Magical Analog - the sound is open, spacious and transparent, with a huge three-dimensional soundfield
  • A Better Records Top 100 title - when you hear it sound as good as it does here, you'll know why we've long considered Rumours an Audiophile Demo Disc
  • 5 stars: "Each tune, each phrase regains its raw, immediate emotional power—which is why Rumours touched a nerve upon its 1977 release, and has since transcended its era to be one of the greatest, most compelling pop albums of all time."
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Fleetwood Mac
Rumours

  (Item #: fleetrumou_2005) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • A KILLER copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides - this copy has some of the best sound we have ever heard on Rumours
  • We guarantee Second Hand News, Dreams, Never Going Back Again, Don't Stop and Go Your Own Way are better here than you've ever heard them, or your money back
  • When you hear the amazing sound of this vintage pressing, you'll know why we consider Rumours a Better Records Top 100 Demo Disc of the highest order
  • 5 stars: "Each tune, each phrase regains its raw, immediate emotional power—which is why Rumours touched a nerve upon its 1977 release, and has since transcended its era to be one of the greatest, most compelling pop albums of all time."
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Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel (1)

  (Item #: gabrigabr1_2005) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This superb British pressing earned solid Double Plus (A++) grades from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Gabriel's solo debut, the album features his autobiographical lead single, Solsbury Hill
  • Clearly the hardest of the first five PG records to find with good sound and decent vinyl, which is why these seldom make the site
  • "...much of the record teems with invigorating energy (as on Slowburn, or the orchestral-disco pulse of Down the Dolce Vita), and the closer "Here Comes the Flood" burns with an anthemic intensity that would later become his signature in the '80s."
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Genesis
A Trick Of The Tail

  (Item #: genesatric_1903_1_8_01) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With insanely good Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish, this early UK pressing of A Trick Of The Tail is The Real Deal!
  • BIG, BOLD and OPEN, free of the grainy and cloudy qualities that deprive most pressings of their ability to thrill
  • It's clearly the band's Masterpiece, the kind of melodically rich, classically British Prog album that the band soon forgot how to make
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Genesis was moving away from the barbed pop of the first LP and returning to elastic numbers that showcased their instrumental prowess, and they sounded more forceful and unified as a band than they had since Foxtrot..."
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Genesis
A Trick Of The Tail

  (Item #: genesatric_1912ex) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Triple Plus (A+++) on side two, close to it on side one (A++ to A+++), this early UK pressing is The Real Deal!
  • BIG, BOLD and OPEN, free of the grainy and cloudy qualities that deprive most pressings of their ability to thrill
  • It's clearly their Masterpiece, the kind of melodically rich, classically British Prog album that the band soon forgot how to make
  • 4 1/2 stars: "...they sounded more forceful and unified as a band than they had since Foxtrot... this is about the sound of the band playing, not individual songs, and it succeeds on that level quite wildly..."
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The Grateful Dead
Workingman's Dead

  (Item #: grateworki_1906_10_03) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • With Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it on both sides, this was one of the best copies in our recent shootout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This one is country rockin' like crazy, with full-bodied, smooth, tonally correct, hi-rez sound
  • A Top 100 album, and a truly superb recording of the Dead at the peak of their creativity (along with American Beauty)
  • 5 stars: "The lilting Uncle John's Band, their first radio hit, opens the record and perfectly summarizes its subtle, spare beauty; complete with a new focus on more concise songs and tighter arrangements, the approach works brilliantly."
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Ted Heath
Swings In High Stereo

  (Item #: heathswing_2005) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) DEMO DISC SOUND from the first note to the last; the best sound we heard for this album in our shootout all day
  • Kingsway Hall, Wilkinson and the Decca Tree add up to Audiophile Quality Big Band sound, on this copy anyway
  • Heath and his group play with all the energy and verve essential to this joyful Big Band music - he really does swing in high stereo
  • We consider Ted Heath's early London recordings to be some of the best big band ever recorded
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Jimi Hendrix
Electric Ladyland

  (Item #: hendrelect_2007) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • Outstanding sonics throughout with solid Double Plus (A++) grades for sound or BETTER on all four sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Big, full-bodied, clean and clear with excellent bass and tons of energy - this was one of the better copies from our most recent shootout
  • Probably the best-recorded of Hendrix's studio albums - huge studio space and Tubey Magical richness are key to the shootout winners like this one
  • 5 stars: "...not only one of the best rock albums of the era, but also Hendrix's original musical vision at its absolute apex."
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Michael Jackson
Off The Wall

  (Item #: jacksoffth_2006) 

Our Price: $249.99

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

  (Item #: jacksoffth_2006_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • You'll find superb Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on both sides of this MJ classic - just shy of our Shootout Winner - with some of the most heartfelt music he ever recorded
  • Off the Wall is substantially sweeter, tubier, more natural, richer, more relaxed and more ANALOG than any other Michael Jackson album
  • We're constantly blown away by just how good the best copies of Off the Wall sound - what a recording!
  • Clearly MJ's best sounding release - 5 stars: "This was a visionary album ... part of a colorful tapestry of lush ballads and strings, smooth soul and pop, soft rock, and alluring funk."
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Elton John
Madman Across The Water

  (Item #: john_madma_1909_12) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An outstanding copy of Madman with Double Plus (A++) sound from the first note to the last - and the vinyl is as quiet as we can find
  • A ridiculously tough album to find with the right sound and surfaces, which is why we so rarely have them on the site
  • The last of the classic albums Elton recorded at Trident, the best of which have more Tubey Magic than anything that came after
  • 4 1/2 stars: "The record remains an ambitious and rewarding work, and John never attained its darkly introspective atmosphere again."
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King Crimson
Lizard

  (Item #: kingclizar_1802_10) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • An outstanding Island pressing with Double Plus (A++) sound for King Crimson's jazzy followup to their groundbreaking debut - the genesis of Prog Rock in fact
  • Every bit the sonic equal of the first album - if colorful Big Production Jazzy Prog Rock (with mellotron!) is your thing you can't go wrong here
  • This early UK pressing plays as quietly as any we have ever heard - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus (with one small issue, see below)
  • "Lizard is very consciously jazz-oriented -- the influence of Miles Davis (particularly Sketches of Spain) being especially prominent -- and very progressive, even compared with the two preceding albums."
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King Crimson
Lizard

  (Item #: kingclizar_2006) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Incredible sound throughout for this vintage Island Sunray pressing with both sides earning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades or very close to it
  • Every bit the sonic equal of the first album - if colorful Big Production Jazzy Prog Rock (with mellotron!) is your thing, you can't go wrong here
  • "Lizard is very consciously jazz-oriented -- the influence of Miles Davis (particularly Sketches of Spain) being especially prominent -- and very progressive, even compared with the two preceding albums."
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Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin III

  (Item #: ledze3_2002_6) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • With two killer Nearly Shootout Winning sides, each rating close to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++), this copy will lay waste to any pressing you've heard - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Drop the needle on Since I've Been Loving You, turn it up good and loud and Zep will be right there between your speakers for the live concert of a lifetime
  • Immigrant Song, Celebration Day and Tangerine are among the tracks that have truly awesome Demo Disc sound - the vinyl's very quiet too
  • 5 stars: "...Led Zeppelin III provided the band with the necessary room to grow musically. While there are still a handful of metallic rockers, III is built on a folky, acoustic foundation that gives the music extra depth."
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Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin III

  (Item #: ledze3_2006) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Outstanding sound throughout with each side earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Huge, Tubey Magical and lively, with solid weight down low and lots of space around all the instruments, this copy is guaranteed to rock like nothing you have ever heard
  • Since I've Been Loving You, Gallows Pole, Tangerine and That's the Way are just a few of the tracks that have truly Demo Disc sound
  • "On their first two albums, Led Zeppelin unleashed a relentless barrage of heavy blues and rockabilly riffs, but Led Zeppelin III provided the band with the necessary room to grow musically. While there are still a handful of metallic rockers, III is built on a folky, acoustic foundation that gives the music extra depth."
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Led Zeppelin
Houses of the Holy

  (Item #: ledzehouse_2004_1) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • A stunning sounding copy that takes the sound of Houses of the Holy to a whole new level, with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • Wall to wall, floor to ceiling Zeppelin Rock and Roll power - The Ocean explodes on this pressing like nothing you have ever heard
  • A Better Records Top 100 album (along with 4 other Zep titles), 5 Stars in AMG and a True Zeppelin Must Own Classic
  • The Tubey Magical acoustic guitars heard here should be a wake up call to every audiophile that trying to remaster this album is just not in the cards
  • "Jimmy Page's riffs rely on ringing, folky hooks as much as they do on thundering blues-rock, giving the album a lighter, more open atmosphere..."
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Led Zeppelin
Houses of the Holy

  (Item #: ledzehouse_2004_6) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy is guaranteed to blow the doors off any other copy of Houses you've heard and it plays as quietly as any copy ever will (and FAR BETTER than most)
  • Wall to wall, floor to ceiling Led Zeppelin power - this copy delivers like you will not believe, or your money back
  • A Better Records Top 100 album (along with 4 other Zep titles), 5 Stars in AMG and a True Zeppelin Must Own Classic
  • The Tubey Magical acoustic guitars heard here should be a wake up call to every audiophile that trying to remaster this album is just not in the cards
  • "Jimmy Page's riffs rely on ringing, folky hooks as much as they do on thundering blues-rock, giving the album a lighter, more open atmosphere..."
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Led Zeppelin
Houses of the Holy

  (Item #: ledzehouse_2005) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This early Robert Ludwig pressing earned Double Plus (A++) grades for their outstanding sound and they play on reasonably quiet vinyl to boot
  • Wall to wall, floor to ceiling Led Zeppelin power - this copy delivers like you will not believe, or your money back
  • A Better Records Top 100 album (along with 4 other Zep titles), 5 Stars in AMG and a True Zeppelin Must Own Classic
  • The Tubey Magical acoustic guitars heard here should be a wake up call to every audiophile that trying to remaster this album is just not in the cards
  • 5 stars: "Jimmy Page's riffs rely on ringing, folky hooks as much as they do on thundering blues-rock, giving the album a lighter, more open atmosphere..."
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Peggy Lee
Guitars Ala Lee

  (Item #: lee__guita_2006) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This Capitol stereo pressing has insanely good Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it on both sides
  • Both of these sides are incredibly clean, clear and spacious yet still super rich and Tubey Magical with lovely breathy vocals
  • A ridiculously tough record to find in stereo, in audiophile playing condition, with sound like this
  • "Peggy Lee's alluring tone, distinctive delivery, breadth of material, and ability to write many of her own songs made her one of the most captivating artists of the vocal era..." - All Music Biography
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Dean Martin
Dream With Dean

  (Item #: martidream_2005) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This hard-to-find Dean Martin Classic of relaxed, intimate vocals returns to the site with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound throughout
  • One of our all-time favorite male vocal LPs - the sound on both sides is both warm and natural, with excellent presence and transparency
  • The early stereo tri-color label pressings are almost impossible to find in audiophile condition these days, but here's one, and it is a knockout
  • "It sounds as if they tracked the album in one afternoon, and it is not only a very pleasant listening experience, it shows what a tremendous vocalist Dean Martin truly was."
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Dave Mason
Alone Together

  (Item #: masonalone_1912_6) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding copy of Mason's Masterpiece boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sonic grades or BETTER on both sides - reasonably quiet vinyl too
  • 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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Johnny Mathis
Heavenly

  (Item #: mathiheave_2003) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • With Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sides, this Six Eye Stereo copy simply could not be beat - reasonably quiet vinyl too
  • Exceptional three-dimensional space and ambience, and Tubey Magic by the boatload - this 30th Street recording shows just how good Columbia's engineers were in 1959
  • Natural vocal reproduction is the sine qua non of a Johnny Mathis album - this is As Good As It Gets, folks
  • 4 1/2 stars: "The tempos are slow, the strings swell, and Mathis' vulnerable tenor, dripping with tender emotion yet never missing a beat, soars and swoops over all. The best track, a revelation when it appeared on this album, is "Misty," a treatment of Erroll Garner's jazz piano classic with a newly added lyric by Johnny Burke."
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Johnny Mathis
Heavenly

  (Item #: mathiheave_2005) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • A superb 360 Stereo pressing of Heavenly, with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • This copy had all the Tubey Magical richness of the best coupled with the hardest thing to find on an old Columbia record: top end extension
  • Natural vocal reproduction is the sine qua non of a Johnny Mathis album - this pressing showed us just how good Columbia was back in 1959
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "The tempos are slow, the strings swell, and Mathis' vulnerable tenor, dripping with tender emotion yet never missing a beat, soars and swoops over all. The best track, a revelation when it appeared on this album, is "Misty," a treatment of Erroll Garner's jazz piano classic with a newly added lyric by Johnny Burke."
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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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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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The Moody Blues
On The Threshold Of A Dream

  (Item #: moodyonthe_2001_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A superb copy with Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from start to finish - just shy of our Shootout Winner
  • You will not believe how punchy, lively, dynamic, and exciting some of these tracks sound here - this is one of their best albums for both music and sound!
  • 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 UK pressing is the way to go
  • 4 1/2 stars: "... [I]n 1969 this was envelope-ripping, genre-busting music, scaling established boundaries into unknown territory, not only "outside the box" but outside of any musical box that had been conceived at that moment..."
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Van Morrison
His Band And Street Choir

  (Item #: morrihisba_2006) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) sonic grades or BETTER, this is a killer copy of Van's shockingly underrated album from 1970
  • The band is swinging, the material top-notch - Domino, Crazy Face, Blue Money and other classics are right here
  • The Best Sounding Van Morrison Album, a classic of 1970 Tubey Magical analog, and his only title to make our Top 100
  • "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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Van Morrison
His Band And Street Choir

  (Item #: morrihisba_2006_1) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • You'll find very good Hot Stamper sound or BETTER on both sides of this shockingly underrated album - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • The band is swinging, the material top-notch - Domino, Crazy Face, Blue Money and other classics are right here
  • The Best Sounding Van Morrison Album - a classic of 1970 Tubey Magical analog - and his only title to make our Top 100
  • "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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Graham Nash
Songs For Beginners

  (Item #: nash_songs_1908_01) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy is guaranteed to blow the doors off any Songs for Beginners you've heard
  • We love the All Analog Tubey Magical sound of the recording, especially on a copy as rich and full-bodied as this one
  • Arguably the best of the solo CSN albums - a founding member of our Top 100 Rock and Pop List, and, with grades like these, a True Demo Disc
  • 4 1/2 stars: "From the soaring "I Used to Be a King" through the gossamer "Simple Man" to the wah-wah-laden "Military Madness," the record is filled with gorgeous melodies, flawless singing, and lyrical complexities that hold up decades later."
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Roy Orbison
In Dreams

  (Item #: orbisindre_1908_01) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Superb sound for this copy of Orbison's 1963 release, with both stereo sides earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER
  • It does have some condition issues though - finding clean copies of early Orbison albums has always been an uphill battle, which is why so few copies have ever made it to the site
  • Full-bodied and warm, exceptionally open and clear with wonderfully sweet vocals - this pressing presents the music the way it was meant to be heard - thanks Bill Porter!
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Orbison's voice was never better than on this recording. The heights he reaches on the title cut, 'Lonely Wine,' the swaggering country and R&B of 'Blue Avenue,' and 'My Prayer' are simply mind-blowing... the song choices are impeccable."
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The Pentangle
Pentangling

  (Item #: pentapentangling_2001) 

Our Price: $199.99

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

  (Item #: peteralbum_2006_1) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Both sides of this original Warner Brothers Gold Label pressing earned nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) grades - just shy of our Shootout Winner
  • These sides are full of '60s analog Tubey Magic - rich and warm with real immediacy and transparency
  • Features top musicians and PPM versions of folk classics like And When I Die and Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
  • "This was the first Peter, Paul & Mary album to include significant additional instrumentation other than the usual acoustic guitars... The group was also leaning more toward contemporary songwriters, and made some astute choices in that regard..."
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Peter, Paul & Mary
Moving

  (Item #: petermovin_2005_) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With two nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sides, this stereo pressing is close to the BEST we have ever heard, right up there with our Shootout Winner - exceptionally quiet vinyl for a Gold Label original too
  • The vocals (obviously the main draw here) are wonderful - breathy, natural and present, with dramatically more Tubey Magic than you will hear on most copies (and rarely on the reissues), the kind that makes their recordings rich and involving beyond belief
  • "The group once again reached back to the 1940s with Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land," but the track that everyone ended up knowing was "Puff, the Magic Dragon" [which was] introduced here and rose to number one, helping to propel Moving to number two as part of a 99-week chart run..."
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Pink Floyd
Dark Side Of The Moon

  (Item #: pinkfdarks_2006_1) 

Our Price: $849.99

  • With KILLER Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it throughout, this mindblowing recording is guaranteed to rock your world
  • HUGE, room-filling, hi-definition sound with all the Tubey Magic you could ever hope to hear, and on quiet vinyl to boot!
  • 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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Pink Floyd
Meddle

  (Item #: pinkfmeddl_1910_12) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding British pressing boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • This vintage British import has the richness, the space and the effortlessly extended top end that let's Meddle work its experimental proggy magic
  • A Top 100 album and Demo Disc on a par with Dark Side of the Moon (which is really saying something!)
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Pink Floyd were nothing if not masters of texture, and Meddle is one of their greatest excursions into little details, pointing the way to the measured brilliance of Dark Side of the Moon and the entire Roger Waters era."
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Pink Floyd
Meddle

  (Item #: pinkfmeddl_2001) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This British pressing earned seriously good Double Plus (A++) grades for sound or BETTER on both sides - what an amazing recording!
  • This vintage British import has the richness, the space and the effortlessly extended top end that let's Meddle work its trippy magic on side two
  • A Top 100 album and Demo Disc on a par with Dark Side of the Moon (which is really saying something!)
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Pink Floyd were nothing if not masters of texture, and Meddle is one of their greatest excursions into little details, pointing the way to the measured brilliance of Dark Side of the Moon and the entire Roger Waters era."
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Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here

  (Item #: pinkfwishy_2006) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An outstanding vintage pressing of this Pink Floyd classic, with solid Double Plus (A++) grades or close to them on both sides - reasonably quiet vinyl too
  • Demo Disc Quality Floyd Magic - big and present with life, clarity and richness like you have never heard for WYWH before
  • 5 stars on Allmusic, a Top 100 title and one that is RIDICULOUSLY tough to find with sound this good
  • "Showcasing the group's interplay and David Gilmour's solos in particular... the long, winding soundscapes are constantly enthralling."
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Perez Prado
Pops and Prado

  (Item #: pradopopsa_1910_4) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Outstanding sound for this Living Stereo pressing with each side earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades and playing about as quietly as any RCA from 1959 ever does
  • These sides are unbelievably Tubey Magical, dynamic and spacious - this is vintage Analog Exotica at its best
  • Credit for the Demo Disc sound of this one must go to one of our favorite engineers, Bob Simpson, here working with the glorious acoustics of Webster Hall
  • "... the use of two organs, or double the signature sound of the next phase of Prado, is significant and very effective. This is more fun than any of his previous attempts at safe commercialism."
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