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Count Basie
Basie Big Band

  (Item #: basiebasie_big_band_1904_8_11) 

Our Price: $119.99
Sale Price: $99.00 (You save $20.99 / 17%)


  • A superb sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from start to finish
  • Musically and sonically this is one of the best Basie Big Band records!
  • Guaranteed to be dramatically livelier and more dynamic than any Basie title you've heard
  • Lots of tight, deep, note-like bass and mostly correct timbre for the brass throughout
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Pink Floyd
Dark Side Of The Moon

  (Item #: pinkfdarks_1911_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: pinkfdarks_1911) 

Our Price: $349.99

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

  (Item #: dereklayla_1909_11) 

Our Price: $599.99

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

  (Item #: cohensongs_of_love_1911) 

Our Price: $349.99

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

  (Item #: stillsteph_1911) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

  (Item #: vaughgolde_1812_7_11) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Excellent sound throughout with each side rating a solid Double Plus (A++) or BETTER - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Surprisingly dynamic on both sides - this pressing lets you hear The Divine One when she really was that good
  • The best sounding copies are the ones that put Sarah right in front of you - the average copy with its typically veiled vocal can't create the illusion that there is living, breathing person between the speakers the way this one can
  • This is Sarah in her prime, presenting the listener with an especially good overview of her best Mercury recordings from 1954-58
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The Rolling Stones
Exile On Main Street

  (Item #: rolliexile_1812_11) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Very good sound (for this album anyway) - all four sides earned Double Plus (A++) grades or close to them
  • This is Exile raw and real the way it should be - full-bodied and punchy with great presence and energy
  • About as quiet a copy as we can find - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on all of the sides
  • 5 stars: "Few other albums, let alone double albums, have been so rich and masterful as Exile on Main St., and it stands not only as one of the Stones' best records, but sets a remarkably high standard for all of hard rock."
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George Harrison
All Things Must Pass

  (Item #: harriallth_1906_8_11) 

Our Price: $599.99
Sale Price: $499.00 (You save $100.99 / 17%)


  • With stunning Triple Plus (A+++) grades or very close to them on four of the six sides, this early British box set of All Things Must Pass has sound that will be very hard to beat
  • It's incredibly rich and Tubey Magical, yet still relatively clear, with lovely studio space and vocal presence
  • If you've struggled with domestic pressings and later imports or Heavy Vinyl reissues, your troubles are over - here is the sound you were looking for
  • "Without a doubt, Harrison's first solo recording is his best. Drawing on his backlog of unused compositions from the late Beatles era, Harrison crafted material that managed the rare feat of conveying spiritual mysticism without sacrificing his gifts for melody and grand, sweeping arrangements."
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The Beatles
The White Album

  (Item #: beatlwhite_1911_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

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

  (Item #: beatlwhite_1911) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: steelaja_1904_11) 

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


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

  (Item #: mitchmiles_1911) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This Joni Mitchell classic boasts STUNNING Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it on all four sides
  • The sound is incredibly rich, warm and Tubey Magical with huge amounts of space and breathy presence on her vocals
  • Joni reworks all her material here, giving the songs new arrangements and making them fresh again - it's got a cool Court and Spark vibe
  • "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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Neil Young
Harvest

  (Item #: youngharve_1911) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • With two KILLER Triple Plus (A+++) sides, this vintage pressing of Neil's undeniable classic is guaranteed to blow the doors off any Harvest you've ever heard
  • The sound is rich and full-bodied with exceptional analog warmth and wonderful vocal presence, true to the quality of the recording
  • A Top 100 album and a sublime recording that no audiophile collection should be without
  • "...the love songs and the harrowing portrait of a friend's descent into heroin addiction, "The Needle and the Damage Done," remain among Young's most affecting and memorable songs."
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Sly and the Family Stone
Greatest Hits

  (Item #: slyangreat_1911) 

Our Price: $119.99
Sale Price: $99.00 (You save $20.99 / 17%)


  • An outstanding pressing of this nearly perfect Sly record with two sides that both earned Double Plus (A++) grades for their sound
  • Real resolution to the sound, not the opacity and blur you would expect from a greatest hits compilation
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl throughout - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus - they didn't press them any quieter
  • "This summarizes their first four albums perfectly, adding the singles "Hot Fun in the Summertime," "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)," and "Everybody Is a Star," possibly the loveliest thing they ever recorded... Greatest hits don't come better than this -- in fact, music rarely does."
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Ambrosia
Ambrosia

  (Item #: ambroambro_1911) 

Our Price: $79.99

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

  (Item #: steelaja_1911) 

Our Price: $74.99

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


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The Beatles
Rubber Soul

  (Item #: beatlrubbe_1911) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • This outstanding vintage UK pressing earned seriously good Double Plus (A++) grades for sound or BETTER - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • We guarantee you've never heard Girl, I'm Looking Through You, In My Life, Wait, and If I Needed Someone sound better than they do on this Nearly White Hot side two
  • A Rock & Pop Top 100 Title, 5 Stars on Allmusic, and a Must Own Folk Rock Masterpiece
  • "The lyrics represented a quantum leap in terms of thoughtfulness, maturity, and complex ambiguities. Musically, too, it was a substantial leap forward, with intricate folk-rock arrangements that reflected the increasing influence of Dylan and the Byrds."
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Aerosmith
Night In The Ruts

  (Item #: aerosnight_1908_11) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A KILLER copy of Night In The Ruts with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • Both sides of this original Columbia pressing are doing everything right -- big, rich and full-bodied yet still clean, clear and lively
  • Lauded by Steven Tyler as his favorite Aerosmith album, this collection includes "Mia," a lullaby Tyler wrote for his daughter
  • "Night in the Ruts is a surprisingly coherent and inspired album... it was definitely leaner and more focused than their last studio release." - All Music
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Dire Straits
Brothers In Arms

  (Item #: diresbroth_1911) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A KILLER copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it sound on both sides - if you have any other version, this pressing will TROUNCE it in every way
  • This one is doing everything right - it's bigger and richer, has better bass, more energy, better vocal presence - this is the way Brothers in Arms should sound
  • So Far Away, Money For Nothing and Walk Of Life are the big hits and they all sound great on this original pressing
  • "One of their most focused and accomplished albums ... Dire Straits had never been so concise or pop-oriented, and it wore well on them."
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The Rolling Stones
Let It Bleed

  (Item #: rolliletit_1908_10) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With both sides earning outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades for sound and playing on exceptionally QUIET vinyl, this is a KILLER vintage pressing showcasing the Stones at the peak of their powers
  • Unlike Sticky Fingers, this is a record we can actually find in audiophile playing condition (without having to charge a fortune for the privilege of hearing it right)
  • Love In Vain is one of the best sounding Stones songs ever recorded - the acoustic guitar harmonics and the rich whomp of the snare prove indisputably that Glyn Johns is one of the Engineering Greats
  • Top 100, 5 stars - Jason McNeil wrote that Beggars Banquet and Let It Bleed are "the two greatest albums the band’s (or anyone’s) ever made." [Add Sticky Fingers to complete the trilogy.]
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Jennifer Warnes
Famous Blue Raincoat

  (Item #: warnefamou_1910_1) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • An absolutely amazing copy of this longtime audiophile favorite, with stunning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too, as quiet as we can find them
  • Turn this one up good and loud (which you can do when the sound is right) and you'll have a living, breathing Jennifer Warnes standing right between your speakers
  • The space, resolution, and clarity here are wonderful - for evidence just look to the rosiny texture on the string arrangement of the Song of Bernadette
  • 4 1/2 stars: "The high point may have been the Warnes-Cohen duet on "Joan of Arc," but the album was consistently impressive."
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Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
Ye-Me-Le

  (Item #: mendeyemel_1910) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • Seriously good Double Plus (A++) sound or very close to it on both sides of this fun Brasil '66 album
  • Rich and solid, this pressing has great energy and very natural, musical sound
  • Norwegian Wood, Wichita Lineman and Easy to Be Hard are among the great songs that have the potential to sound amazing
  • We're huge Sergio Mendes fans here and it's a thrill to hear copies like this bring his music to life
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Joni Mitchell
Blue

  (Item #: mitchblue_1910) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: beck_wired_1910_1) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • An excellent copy of Jeff Beck's third solo effort with Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • Big and full with a punchy bottom end and driving jazz/rock energy, here are the elements critical to the best sounding copies
  • Wired, the sequel to the hugely successful Blow by Blow, was produced by Sir George Martin and mixed by Geoff Emerick
  • "Within a two-year span, the twin towers Blow by Blow and Wired set a standard for instrumental rock that even Beck has found difficult to match. On Wired, with first-rate material and collaborators on hand, one of rock's most compelling guitarists is in top form."
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Ambrosia
Ambrosia

  (Item #: ambroambro_1907_10) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Spectacular Prog Rock sound explodes on this copy of the band's phenomenally well-recorded debut album, mixed by none other than Alan Parsons - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • With seriously good Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER, this copy has the sound we look for on Ambrosia's Masterpiece
  • Big Whomp Factor here - the bottom end is huge and punchy on this copy, like nothing you've heard
  • A Better Records All-Time Favorite & Top 100 Demo Disc: "Its songs skillfully blend strong melodic hooks and smooth vocal harmonies with music of an almost symphonic density."
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Sinead O'Connor
I Do Not Want What I...

  (Item #: oconnidono_1910) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

  (Item #: fleetfleet_1908_10) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • A KILLER copy of Fleetwood Mac's classic 1975 release, earning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades, or very close to them on both sides
  • A Rock and Pop Top 100 Title - their best sounding album bar none - the sound is Tubey Magical like no other Mac LP
  • Unlike the MoFi, the best early pressings have huge amounts of deep bass, and if you've got the speakers to play an album with a bottom this big, you are in for a thrill
  • 5 Stars: "Fleetwood Mac is a blockbuster album that isn't dominated by its hit singles, and its album tracks demonstrate a depth of both songwriting and musicality that would blossom fully on Rumours.
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Roxy Music
Country Life

  (Item #: roxymcount_1904_10) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This killer early British Island copy boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • These side were doing everything right -- incredibly big, full-bodied and spacious with tons of big Roxy energy and a solid bottom end
  • Many of the best songs Bryan Ferry ever wrote and Roxy ever played are here
  • AMG raves that "...Country Life finds Roxy Music at the peak of their powers, alternating between majestic, unsettling art rock and glamorous, elegant pop/rock. Roxy Music rarely sounded as invigorating as they do here."
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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Long After Dark

  (Item #: pettylonga_1910) 

Our Price: $69.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on this copy of the band's fifth studio album - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Rich and full-bodied with tight bass, and brimming with Petty's unique brand of straight ahead rock and roll, best exemplified by the radio smash You Got Lucky
  • Rolling Stone raves "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers play a finely crafted brand of meat-and-potatoes rock. They shudder to a stop for the occasional ballad or showy guitar figure, but the next surging chorus is never far away. They've been honing that sound for five albums now, and Petty has gradually hoisted himself into the company of such masterful travelers of Route 66 as Seger and Springsteen. ...overall, Long after Dark is Petty's most accomplished record."
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Fleetwood Mac
Rumours

  (Item #: fleetrumou_1910_1) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • 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 on Rumours - reasonably quiet vinyl too
  • We guarantee Second Hand News, Dreams, Never Going Back Again, Don't Stop and Go Your Own Way will sound better than you've ever heard them or your money back
  • 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
  • 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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Stephen Stills
Stephen Stills

  (Item #: stillsteph_1910) 

Our Price: $99.99

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

  (Item #: youngharve_1910_2) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this vintage pressing of Neil's undeniable classic is guaranteed to beat any Harvest you've ever heard
  • At Mint Minus Minus this is not an especially quiet copy, but keep in mind that it's practically impossible to find an early pressing with sound this good that will play quieter - it hasn't happened in years
  • A Top 100 album and a sublime recording no audiophile should be without
  • 4 1/2 stars: "...the love songs and the harrowing portrait of a friend's descent into heroin addiction, "The Needle and the Damage Done," remain among Young's most affecting and memorable songs."
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Fleetwood Mac
Rumours

  (Item #: fleetrumou_1910) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • 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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Frank Sinatra
Come Swing With Me!

  (Item #: sinatcomes_1910) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • This outstanding Capitol stereo pressing boasts incredible Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • On this superb pressing you'll hear Billy May's arrangements - just brass, no strings or winds - blasting behind Sinatra like never before
  • This was Sinatra's final swing session with Capitol and on a pressing as good as this one you can tell he and the band are having a blast
  • "...his intense, speedy energy gives the album an edge that distinguishes the record... it [has] enough genuine gems to make it necessary."
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Steely Dan
Aja

  (Item #: steelaja_1910) 

Our Price: $499.99

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

  (Item #: rolliwhatsn_1910) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • Two insanely good sounding sides, each earning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades
  • This is vintage 1962 Living Stereo sound at its best - big, rich, relaxed, tonally correct and full of Tubey Magic - thanks Ray Hall!
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Rollins' characteristically huge tone, relentless harmonic and rhythmic inventiveness, and fierce solos were consistently impressive. Not only did he state the melody clearly and superbly, but his ideas and pacing were remarkable; no solo rambled and his phrases were lean, thick and furious."
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Billie Holiday
Lady In Satin

  (Item #: holidladyi_1910) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides and reasonably quiet vinyl, this Billie Holiday classic will be hard to beat
  • Dramatically richer, fuller and more Tubey Magical than most, with breathy vocals and rosiny, fairly smooth strings
  • Huge amounts of three-dimensional space and ambience, and Tubey Magic by the boatload - this 30th Street recording from 1958 shows how amazing Columbia's engineers were back then (not to mention the All Tube Chain technology they employed)
  • I'm a Fool to Want You on this copy may just send chills racing up and down your spine
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Lady Day herself said that this session was her personal favorite..."
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The Beatles
Rubber Soul

  (Item #: beatlrubbe_1910_3) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • This stunning copy of Rubber Soul boasts Shootour Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • We guarantee you've never heard Drive My Car, Norwegian Wood, Nowhere Man and Michelle sound better - and that's just side one!
  • A Rock & Pop Top 100 Title, and a Must Own Folk Rock Masterpiece
  • 5 stars: "The lyrics represented a quantum leap in terms of thoughtfulness, maturity, and complex ambiguities. Musically, too, it was a substantial leap forward, with intricate folk-rock arrangements that reflected the increasing influence of Dylan and the Byrds."
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The Cars
Candy-O

  (Item #: cars_candy_1904_6_10) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A killer copy of The Cars' New Wave Classic, boasting outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • We guarantee this is some of the best sound you'll ever hear on ANY Cars album - Roy Thomas Baker's production makes this one jump out of the speakers like few recordings we've ever heard (and not many of them are from 1979, that's for damn sure)
  • 4 1/2 stars: "As it stands, it may be one of the best second albums ever made, full of great songs, inspired performances, and sporting a still-perfect sound. If this had been the Cars' debut album, people might consider it a classic. Coming after The Cars, it has to be rated a little lower, but not by much."
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Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Swings Brightly With Nelson

  (Item #: fitzgella_swings_brightly_1904_10) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • 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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Wes Montgomery
Goin' Out of My Head

  (Item #: montggoino_1906_10_) 

Our Price: $129.99
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  • An excellent sounding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound throughout -- this early stereo copy blew most of the competition away with its Tubey Magical richness and vibrant jazz energy
  • Once again Oliver Nelson's Big Band arrangements take the music to another level - the guy's a genius
  • "...it's a classic big-band album, with smart charts by Nelson and stolen moments of Montgomery's guitar grandeur and romantic truth scattered throughout.
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The Moody Blues
In Search Of The Lost Chord

  (Item #: moodyinsea_1903_6_10) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This STUNNING early UK pressing has Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it throughout
  • Just full of that Moodies Magic - warm, full-bodied, rich and smooth with excellent size and energy
  • The first Moody Blues album to feature their trademark mellotron arrangements
  • "...the album on which the Moody Blues discovered drugs and mysticism as a basis for songwriting and came up with a compelling psychedelic creation, filled with songs about Timothy Leary and the astral plane and other psychedelic-era concerns."
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Johnny Cash
The Fabulous Johnny Cash

  (Item #: cash_fabul_1812_6_10) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • An outstanding vintage stereo pressing with Double Plus (A++) sound for Cash's first album for Columbia - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Both sides are Tubey Magical yet clear, with plenty of energy and a lovely musical quality that's noticeably missing from many of the copies we've played over the years (and no doubt the Heavy Vinyl pressing)
  • For a country album from 1958, "Fabulous" is very well recorded, with consistently engaging songs sung from the heart
  • 4 1/2: "What makes it so entertaining are the songs themselves. From "Don't Take Your Guns to Town" and "Frankie's Man, Johnny" to "Pickin' Time" and "The Troubador," the album is filled with first-rate songs."
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David Bowie
Young Americans

  (Item #: bowieyoung_1910_2) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • This superb copy of Bowie's one and only soul album boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • One of the five or ten best Bowie songs of all time is on this very album: Somebody up There Likes Me, with David Sanborn for more than six minutes soulfully blowing his brains out on the sax
  • On an exceptionally transparent copy such as this one, it's much easier to pick out all the background vocalists in the relatively dense mixes that Bowie favored here, and that's the kind of sound that wins shootouts
  • One of our favorites by The Man, with so many killer tracks: Young Americans, Win, Fascination, Across the Universe and, of course, Fame
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Jennifer Warnes
Famous Blue Raincoat

  (Item #: warnefamou_1910) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: dylanempir_1910) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • With a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side one and a side two that's close to it, this original pressing has the analog magic in its grooves
  • This vintage Columbia pressings plays as quiet as we can find them - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Say what you want about Empire Burlesque -- at the very least, it's the most consistent record Bob Dylan has made since Blood on the Tracks, even if it isn't quite as interesting as Desire. However, it is a better set of songs, all deriving from the same place and filled with subtle gems. ...this is every bit as slick as Street Legal, but now sounds more focused and more of its time... than it did upon its original release. ...this is as good as Dylan gets in his latter days."
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Eagles
Desperado

  (Item #: eagledespe_1905_10) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding copy of the band's sophomore release boasts Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This original White Label Asylum pressing has huge amounts of Tubey Magic, a strong bass foundation, and plenty of space around the guitars and voices - man, that is our sound!
  • 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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James Taylor
Mud Slide Slim

  (Item #: taylomudsl_1802_3_10) 

Our Price: $79.99

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

  (Item #: youngharve_1910_1) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • With two KILLER (A+++) sides each rating a Triple Plus for sound or close to it, this vintage pressing of Neil's undeniable classic is guaranteed to blow the doors off any Harvest you've ever heard
  • The sound is rich and full-bodied with exceptional analog warmth and wonderful vocal presence, true to the quality of the recording
  • A Top 100 album and a sublime recording that no audiophile collection should be without
  • "...the love songs and the harrowing portrait of a friend's descent into heroin addiction, "The Needle and the Damage Done," remain among Young's most affecting and memorable songs."
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Paul McCartney and Wings
Red Rose Speedway

  (Item #: mccarredro_1901_6_10) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • This early British EMI pressing has stunning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound throughout - respectable vinyl too
  • This copy has the sound we look for in a '70's McCartney record - the size, the weight, the energy, the vocal presence, they're all here
  • "Red Rose Speedway winds up being a really strange record... [it's] every bit as insular as the lo-fi records of the early '90s, but considerably more artful, since it was, after all, designed by one of the great pop composers of the century. ...McCartney's little flourishes are intoxicating -- not just the melodies, but the facile production and offhand invention."
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Simon & Garfunkel
Bookends

  (Item #: simonbooke_1903_6_10) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • An excellent 360 stereo pressing earning Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) grades throughout, just shy of our Shootout Winner - exceptionally quiet vinyl too!
  • Our hottest copies have lovely midrange magic on the guitars and voices as well as plenty of studio ambience on most tracks, especially the simpler, more folky ones
  • An album that has become much tougher to come by, especially ones that play this well
  • Top 100, Five Stars - side two alone has four classics: Fakin' It, Mrs. Robinson, A Hazy Shade of Winter and At the Zoo
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The Beatles
Please Please Me

  (Item #: beatlpleas_1811_6_10) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this copy of the Beatles' debut album - fairly quiet too
  • We guarantee this pressing will be richer, livelier, cleaner and just more fun than virtually any copy you can find
  • 5 Stars and A Better Records Top 100 album, as well as our clear favorite of their first five releases
  • "The 'evening with the band' feel makes Please Please Me a more coherent experience than other cover-heavy Beatles albums: Here other peoples' songs work not just as filler, but as markers for styles and effects the band admired and might return to as songwriters."
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The Grateful Dead
Workingman's Dead

  (Item #: grateworki_1906_10) 

Our Price: $299.99

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

  (Item #: steelcount_1812_7_10) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • This shootout winning copy has stunning Triple Plus (A+++) sound - exceptionally quiet vinyl too!
  • The most fun copy we played all day - the killer sound lets the only real rock album this band ever made actually ROCK
  • Every song sounds As Good As It Gets on this White Hot 5 Star pressing
  • "Smart, conflicted bands from Weezer to the Eels owe Steely Dan big time, not because guys with glasses should stick together, but because on Countdown to Ecstasy, the band was human, not just brainy. Like good stretches of the Stones’ Exile on Main Street, this is a record where Steely Dan let slip their extraordinary mask of sarcasm, and could not disguise the joy in these excellent songs, or the fact that they were having a blast playing them."
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Steely Dan
Gaucho

  (Item #: steelgauch_1910) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this was one of the better sounding copies we played in our recent shootout
  • This original pressing has three-dimensional ambience, tubey richness, you-are-there immediacy, tight bass, clear guitar transients, silky highs, and truckloads of analog magic on every track
  • 4 stars in the AMG, 4 1/2 in Rolling Stone, and one of this exceptionally well recorded band's Three Best Sounding Albums - a true Must Own
  • "Despite its coolness, the music is quite beautiful. With its crystalline keyboard textures and diaphanous group vocals, ''Gaucho'' contains the sweetest music Steely Dan has ever made." New York Times
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Ray Charles
The Genius of Ray Charles

  (Item #: charlgenius_of_1904_6_10) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This KILLER 2-pack boasts Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • It's incredibly rich, full and tubey throughout, as Ray tackles both big band classics and string-backed ballads from the Great American Songbook, all with truly magical results
  • Robert Christgau noted that "Charles tried many times, but except for Modern Sounds, he never again assembled such a consistent album in this mode."
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Charles' voice is heard throughout in peak form, giving soul to even the veteran standards."
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Deja Vu

  (Item #: crosbdejav_1910) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A stunning copy with Double to Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from start to finish, just shy of our Shootout Winner
  • This killer stereo pressing is wonderfully Tubey Magical, full-bodied and solid, with note-like, clear bass
  • One of our all time favorite albums at Better Records and one that almost never sounds THIS good
  • 5 stars: "... variety made Déjà Vu a rich musical banquet for the most serious and personal listeners, while mass audiences reveled in the glorious harmonies and the thundering electric guitars..."
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Dire Straits
Brothers In Arms

  (Item #: diresbroth_1910_1) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy is guaranteed to blow the doors off any other Brothers in Arms you've heard - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Tonally correct from top to bottom, with a solid bottom end and fairly natural vocals (for the recording), this is the sound they were going for in the studio
  • Drop the needle on So Far Away -- it's airy, open, and spacious, yet still rich and full-bodied
  • "One of their most focused and accomplished albums ... Dire Straits had never been so concise or pop-oriented, and it wore well on them."
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Rob Wasserman
Duets

  (Item #: wasseduets_1901_7_10) 

Our Price: $199.99
Sale Price: $149.00 (You save $50.99 / 25%)


  • This rare and wonderful album from 1988 on the original MCA label offers outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound throughout
  • In-the-room vocal presence (Jennifer Warnes is stunning on Leonard Cohen's Ballad Of The Runaway Horse) and tight, note-like bass are key to the best pressings
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl throughout - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus - they don't come quieter in our experience
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Some amazing duets and a great lineup that includes Aaron Neville (v), Stephane Grappelli (violin), Dan Hicks (v, g), and so on. The jazz community missed this one." [But the audiophile community loved it.]
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Fleetwood Mac
Greatest Hits

  (Item #: fleetgreat_1812_6_10ex) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Stunning sound from start to finish with both sides earning our top grade of Triple Plus (A+++) or something very close to it
  • Big, rich, energetic, with tons of Analog Tubey Magic, this original Orange Label pressing has exactly the right sound for this music
  • Oh Well, Parts One and Two; Black Magic Woman; Man of the World, and the surprise Number One single Albatross are all here and sounding great
  • Peter Green is hands down our favorite British Blues Guitarist of All Time - play this record and you will surely see why we feel that way
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The Doors
Waiting For the Sun

  (Item #: doorswaiti_1906_10) 

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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The Band
The Band

  (Item #: band_band_1910ex) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With superb Double Plus (A++) sonic grades 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
  • Energy, presence, transparency, Tubey Magic - you name it, you will find it here
  • 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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George Harrison
All Things Must Pass

  (Item #: harriallth_1905_7_10) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With superb Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER across all six sides, this early British box set of All Things Must Pass has sound that will be tough to beat - very quiet vinyl for this album too
  • It's rich and Tubey Magical, yet still clean and (fairly) clear with lovely studio space and a solid bottom end
  • If you've struggled with domestic pressings and later imports or Heavy Vinyl reissues, your troubles are over - here is the sound you were looking for
  • "Without a doubt, Harrison's first solo recording is his best. Drawing on his backlog of unused compositions from the late Beatles era, Harrison crafted material that managed the rare feat of conveying spiritual mysticism without sacrificing his gifts for melody and grand, sweeping arrangements."
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Cat Stevens
Catch Bull At Four

(UK Island)

  (Item #: stevecatch_1903_10_island) 

Our Price: $129.99

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

  (Item #: montggoino_1906_10) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Incredible Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides, this early stereo copy blew the competition away with its size, Tubey Magical richness and vibrant jazz energy
  • Once again Oliver Nelson's Big Band arrangements take the music to another level - the guy's a genius
  • "...it's a classic big-band album, with smart charts by Nelson and stolen moments of Montgomery's guitar grandeur and romantic truth scattered throughout.
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The Kinks
Kinda Kinks

  (Item #: kinkskinda_1908_10) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • This outstanding copy of The Kinks' sophomore release earned Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades on both sides - fairly quiet vinyl for a Kinks album too
  • This Pink and Green Reprise original MONO pressing is lively, balanced and vibrant, with a healthy dose of the Tubey Magical Richness the Kinks' recordings need in order to sound the way they should
  • 4 1/2 stars: "...this album showcased a much more sophisticated sound... it also put them right in the front of the British Invasion pack for seriousness and complexity, out in front of where the Beatles or almost any of the competition were in early 1965..."
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Ray Charles
Sweet & Sour Tears

  (Item #: charlsweet_1910) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • You'll find stunning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides of this Shootout Winning 1964 pressing - exceptionally QUIET vinyl for a vintage Ray Charles record (!)
  • This stereo pressing is the only way to hear these classic songs sound rich, powerful and free from coloration
  • A concept album filled with an eclectic collection of themed music, this release showcases Charles' innovative approach to recording
  • "...One is almost tempted to think that Charles was toying with audience expectations by mixing unabashedly sentimental slow tunes with the far more bluesy, satisfying, and upbeat numbers, such as his surprisingly brassy, punchy treatment of "Cry Me a River.""
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Dire Straits
Brothers In Arms

  (Item #: diresbroth_1910) 

Our Price: $89.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy is guaranteed to blow the doors off any other Brothers in Arms you've heard
  • Tonally correct from top to bottom, with a solid bottom end and fairly natural vocals (for the recording), this is the sound they were going for in the studio
  • Drop the needle on So Far Away -- it's airy, open, and spacious, yet still rich and full-bodied
  • "One of their most focused and accomplished albums ... Dire Straits had never been so concise or pop-oriented, and it wore well on them."
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Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin IV

  (Item #: ledze4_1910) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • A Hard Rockin' Zep IV, one that earned outstanding Double Plus (A++) sonic grades or BETTER on both sides
  • Dramatically fuller and smoother than most, making it possible to get the volume up good and loud where it belongs
  • Here they are: Black Dog, Rock & Roll, Stairway, When the Levee Breaks, and more, sounding better than you've ever heard them
  • 5 stars: "Encompassing heavy metal, folk, pure rock & roll, and blues, Led Zeppelin's untitled fourth album is a monolithic record, defining not only Led Zeppelin but the sound and style of '70s hard rock."
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Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Swings Brightly With Nelson

Our Shootout Winner from 2017

  (Item #: fitzgella_swings_brightly_2017) 



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

The sound is rich and full-bodied in the best tradition of a classic vintage jazz vocal album. You could easily demonstrate your stereo with a record this good! The space is HUGE and the sound so rich.

Prodigious amounts of Tubey Magic as well, which is key to the best sounding copies. The sound needs weight, warmth and tubes or you might as well be playing a CD.

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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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Cat Stevens
Teaser & The Firecat

  (Item #: stevetease_1910) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • This timeless Classic Folk Rock recording on the original A&M label offers superb Demo Disc Quality sound on both sides
  • With Double Plus (A++) grades this copy is guaranteed to have the kind of richness, clarity, transparency and ENERGY you never knew was possible
  • AMG 5 Stars and a Top 100 album - it just may be the Best Sounding record Cat Stevens ever made, but he made so many with amazingly good sound, who can say?
  • 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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Neil Young
Zuma

  (Item #: youngzuma_1910) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • These Double Plus (A++) sides of Neil's exceptionally well recorded 1975 Masterpiece are guaranteed to floor audiophiles and Neil Young fans alike
  • Zuma captures a kind of garage band purity that makes practically any other studio album you own sound processed and desiccated in comparison
  • For a hard-rockin' Neil Young album with Demonstration Quality sound, you'll have a hard time finding a better choice than a Hot Stamper pressing of Zuma
  • A Must Own Top 100 Title - just drop the needle on Danger Bird or Cortez the Killer to have your mind blown!
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Neil Young
After The Gold Rush

  (Item #: youngafter_1905_1910) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An outstanding pressing, with solid Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER on both sides - guaranteed killer sound from first note to last
  • This is the vinyl embodiment of the Classic Analog Rock sound we love - rich, full-bodied, warm, punchy, dynamic and clear
  • 5 Stars in Allmusic, Top 100, and a Demo Disc that is guaranteed to knock your socks off
  • "It's a magnificent, style-setting album which saw the Canadian's elevation to rock hero. For those who like their emotion raw."
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Neil Young
Harvest

  (Item #: youngharve_1910) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides or BETTER, this vintage pressing of Neil's undeniable classic is guaranteed to beat any Harvest you've ever heard
  • A few minor problems mar an otherwise lovely pressing
  • The sound is rich and full-bodied with exceptional analog warmth and wonderful vocal presence
  • A Top 100 album and a sublime recording of the first order that no audiophile collection should be without
  • "...the love songs and the harrowing portrait of a friend's descent into heroin addiction, "The Needle and the Damage Done," remain among Young's most affecting and memorable songs."
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The Beatles
A Collection of Beatles Oldies

  (Item #: beatlcolle_1906_10) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • With two outstanding sides each rating a Double Plus (A++) or BETTER, this copy was one of the better British pressings we played in our recent shootout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • An excellent source for many of the Beatles' greatest hits up to 1966 - with 8 songs per side you are geting a lot for your money with this one
  • Several tracks, including "I Want to Hold Your Hand", "Day Tripper", "We Can Work It Out" and "Paperback Writer" were given their first stereo mixes for this very album
  • Surprisingly good sound for From Me to You, We Can Work It Out, Yesterday, I Feel Fine, and the list goes on
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Van Morrison
Moondance

  (Item #: morrimoond_1907_10) 

Our Price: $549.99

  • A stunning Green Label early pressing with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the first - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • A brilliant example of early-'70s Tubey Magical analog sound and Van's Masterpiece of blue-eyed soul
  • An incredibly tough title to find in clean condition with audiophile quality sound, but we did it, and here it is
  • "An album worthy of an Irish R&B singer who wrote a teen hit called "Mystic Eyes" (not to mention a Brill Building smash called "Brown Eyed Girl"), adding punchy brass (including pennywhistles and foghorn) and a solid backbeat (including congas) to his folk-jazz swing, and a pop-wise formal control to his Gaelic poetry." Christgau - A+ (a grade he does not give out often)
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Michael Jackson
Off The Wall

  (Item #: jacksoffth_1902_6_10) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A truly stunning Shootout Winning copy of this MJ classic with Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it from beginning to end - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • 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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Jennifer Warnes
Famous Blue Raincoat

  (Item #: warnefamou_1906_10) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An absolutely amazing copy of this longtime audiophile favorite, with stunning nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on both sides, just shy of our Shootout Winner - exceptionally quiet vinyl too!
  • Turn this copy up good and loud (which you can do when the sound is right) and you'll have a living, breathing Jennifer Warnes standing right between your speakers
  • The space, resolution, and clarity here are wonderful - for evidence just look to the rosiny texture on the string arrangement of the Song of Bernadette
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "The high point may have been the Warnes-Cohen duet on "Joan of Arc," but the album was consistently impressive."
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Rob Wasserman
Duets

  (Item #: wasseduets_1906_10) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • This rare and wonderful album from 1988 on the original MCA label offers KILLER Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side one backed with a superb Double Plus (A++) side two
  • In-the-room vocal presence (Jennifer Warnes is stunning on Leonard Cohen's Ballad Of The Runaway Horse) and tight, note-like bass are key to the best pressings
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Some amazing duets and a great lineup that includes Aaron Neville (v), Stephane Grappelli (violin), Dan Hicks (v, g), and so on. The jazz community missed this one." [But the audiophile community loved it.)
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Creedence Clearwater Revival
Green River

  (Item #: creedgreen_1906_10) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Insanely good CCR sound, with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This vintage pressing demonstrates just how spacious, lively and REAL the Green River can sound
  • An essential, Must Own for every Classic Rock collection, this LP includes some of the band's biggest hits: Green River and Bad Moon Rising, Lodi, Wrote a Song for Everyone and plenty more
  • 5 stars " CCR's third album Green River represents the full flower of their classic sound initially essayed on its predecessor, Bayou Country."
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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Long After Dark

  (Item #: pettylonga_1907_10) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A STUNNING sounding copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from first note to last; exceptionally quiet vinyl too!
  • Both sides are incredibly rich, full-bodied and spacious with tight bass, and brimming with Petty's unique brand of "meat and potatoes" rock and roll
  • You Got Lucky was the big hit on this 4 Star Album from 1982
  • Rolling Stone raves "...overall, Long after Dark is Petty's most accomplished record."
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Beethoven / Violin Concerto / Grumiaux

Our Shootout Winner from 2018

  (Item #: beethvioli_grumiaux_2018) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Orchestral Music Hall of Fame.

The reproduction of the violin here is superb -- harmonically rich, natural, clean, clear, resolving. What sets the truly killer pressings apart is the depth, width and three-dimensional quality of the sound, as well as the fact that they become less congested in the louder passages and don't get shrill or blary. The best copies display a Tubey Magical richness -- especially evident in the basses and celli -- that is to die for.

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Jefferson Airplane
Surrealistic Pillow

  (Item #: jeffesurre_1907_10) 

Our Price: $249.99

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

  (Item #: bowieyoung_1910) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • An outstanding copy of Bowie's one and only soul album with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This vintage pressing was simply bigger and fuller than the competition, with massive amounts of energy and three-dimensional studio space like you will not believe
  • On an exceptionally transparent copy such as this one, it's much easier to pick out all the background vocalists in the relatively dense mixes that Bowie favored here, and that's the kind of sound that wins shootouts
  • One of our favorites by The Man, with so many killer tracks: Young Americans, Win, Fascination, Somebody Up There Likes Me, Across the Universe and, of course, Fame
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The Beatles
Rubber Soul

  (Item #: beatlrubbe_1910) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • With Hot Stamper sound on both sides, this vintage UK stereo pressing has plenty of analog magic in its grooves - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • A Better Records Rock & Pop Top 100 Title, 5 Stars on Allmusic, and a Must Own Folk Rock Masterpiece
  • We hope you were as disgusted with the remastered Heavy Vinyl pressing as we were - what a piece of garbage
  • "The lyrics represented a quantum leap in terms of thoughtfulness, maturity, and complex ambiguities. Musically, too, it was a substantial leap forward, with intricate folk-rock arrangements that reflected the increasing influence of Dylan and the Byrds."
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Cannonball Adderley
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy!

  (Item #: addermercy_1910) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Exceptional Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this 1965 release, one of the better copies from our shootout
  • One of the man's most enjoyable albums - the sound here is bigger and livelier than most, and above all it's balanced, avoiding many of the problems we heard on other pressings
  • Joe Zawinul (Weather Report) wrote the title song, which became a big hit for Adderley (and later The Buckinghams), and he plays on the album
  • 5 Stars: "Adderley's irrepressible exuberance was a major part of his popularity, and no document captures that quality as well -- or with such tremendous musical rewards -- as Mercy, Mercy, Mercy."
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Jeff Beck
Wired

  (Item #: beck_wired_1910) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An excellent copy of Jeff Beck's third solo effort with Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Big and full with a punchy bottom end and driving jazz/rock energy, here are the elements critical to the best sounding copies
  • Wired, the sequel to the hugely successful Blow by Blow, was produced by Sir George Martin and mixed by Geoff Emerick
  • "Within a two-year span, the twin towers Blow by Blow and Wired set a standard for instrumental rock that even Beck has found difficult to match. On Wired, with first-rate material and collaborators on hand, one of rock's most compelling guitarists is in top form."
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The Doors
The Soft Parade

  (Item #: doorssoftp_1906_10) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • 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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Steely Dan
Countdown to Ecstasy

  (Item #: steelcount_1909_2) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This Steely Dan favorite boasts excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - reasonably quiet vinyl too
  • Richer and clearer than most, with a more solid bottom end - this is the sound that lets the only real rock album this band ever made actually ROCK the way it should
  • 5 Stars: "The loud guitars and pronounced backbeat of "Bodhisattva," "Show Biz Kids," and "My Old School" camouflage the fact that Countdown is a riskier album, musically speaking, than its predecessor. Each of its eight songs have sophisticated, jazz-inflected interludes, and apart from the bluesy vamps "Bodhisattva" and "Show Biz Kids," which sound like they were written for the stage, the songs are subtly textured."
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Cat Stevens
Teaser & The Firecat

  (Item #: stevetease_1909_3) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • An impressive copy of this Cat Stevens classic, with stunning Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on both sides - just shy of our Shootout Winner
  • This pressing is clearly fuller, bigger, more lively and more Tubey Magical than almost any other copy we played
  • AMG 5 Stars and a Top 100 album - in some ways it's the Best Sounding record Cat Stevens ever made
  • Tuesday’s Dead, Morning Has Broken, Bitterblue, Moonshadow, Peace Train - and that's just side two! What side of any album has five songs of such quality?
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Steely Dan
Aja

  (Item #: steelaja_1909) 

Our Price: $129.99
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  • An outstanding copy of Steely Dan's 1977 release with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Punchy, full and smooth, with the kind of rhythmic energy that brings out the jazzy funk in the music
  • A Better Records Rock and Pop Top 100 album and a true Demo Disc on an exceptional pressing like this
  • 4 1/2 stars: "With Aja, Walter Becker and Donald Fagen's obsession with sonic detail and fascination with composition reached new heights. A coolly textured and immaculately produced collection of sophisticated jazz-rock, Aja has none of the overt cynicism or self-consciously challenging music that distinguished previous Steely Dan records ... a shining example of jazz-rock at its finest. "
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Steely Dan
Pretzel Logic

  (Item #: steelpretz_1909_2) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • An outstanding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - reasonably quiet vinyl too
  • Clear, present and dynamic, with a punchy bottom end - you'd be hard pressed to find a better sounding copy
  • Becker and Fagen spared no effort in the recording of this album - the mix is PERFECTION
  • A Top 100 Album and our pick for The Best Sounding Steely Dan Recording of Them All
  • 5 stars; "Steely Dan made more accomplished albums than Pretzel Logic, but they never made a better one."
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Spirit
Clear

  (Item #: spiriclear_1711_4_9) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end for Spirit's classic third album
  • These Hot Stampers give you the Tubey Magical sound that's missing from the CD and the Sundazed vinyl
  • Dark Eyed Woman was the big hit from this one, and it rocks with the kind of all-out psychedelic energy the band was known for
  • 4 Stars: "Several moments of brilliance that prove what a revolutionary band they were."
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Sergio Mendes
Stillness

  (Item #: mendestill_1909) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • 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
  • If you are looking for killer sound, with music every bit as wonderful, look no further -- this is the record for you
  • Their Psych Masterpiece and a permanent member of our Top 100 list -- we're crazy about Sergio's Forgotten Psych Classic from 1970
  • "Stillness is the great sleeper album of Sergio Mendes' first A&M period." -- Allmusic
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Steely Dan
Gaucho

  (Item #: steelgauch_1905_7_9) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Amazing Triple Plus (A+++) sound from beginning to end for the last of Steely Dan's insanely well recorded Classic Seven Albums
  • This copy offers tons of ambience, amazing richness, you-are-there immediacy, tight bass, clear guitar transients, silky highs, and truckloads of analog magic
  • 4 stars in the AMG, 4 1/2 in Rolling Stone, and one of their Three Best Sounding Albums - a true Must Own
  • "Despite its coolness, the music is quite beautiful. With its crystalline keyboard textures and diaphanous group vocals, ''Gaucho'' contains the sweetest music Steely Dan has ever made." New York Times
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Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin IV

  (Item #: ledze4_1909) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A Hard Rockin' Zep IV, one that earned outstanding Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides
  • Dramatically fuller and smoother than most, making it possible to get the volume up good and loud where it belongs
  • Here they are: Black Dog, Rock & Roll, Stairway, When the Levee Breaks, and more, sounding better than you've ever heard them
  • 5 stars: "Encompassing heavy metal, folk, pure rock & roll, and blues, Led Zeppelin's untitled fourth album is a monolithic record, defining not only Led Zeppelin but the sound and style of '70s hard rock."
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Muddy Waters
Folk Singer

  (Item #: waterfolks_1906_9) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • An outstanding copy with solid Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • Folk Singer is an exceptional live-in-the-studio recording, with some of the best sound Muddy Waters ever managed
  • This '80s reissue is guaranteed to trounce any heavy vinyl pressing you've heard of it or we'll give you your money back!
  • 4 1/2 Stars: "Muddy's "unplugged" album was cut in September of 1963 and still sounds fresh and vital today. It was Muddy simply returning to his original style on a plain acoustic guitar in a well-tuned room..."
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Eagles
Desperado

  (Item #: eagledespe_1909) 

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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