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White Hot Stamper

Sarah Vaughan
In a Romantic Mood

  (Item #: vaughinaro_2001) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Sarah Vaughan's superb In a Romantic Mood album from 1957 finally debuts on the site, and what a copy it is, taking top honors for side two and earning our coveted Triple Plus (A+++) grade
  • No other copy could touch this original Black Label Mono Mercury pressing for warmth, richness, and, most especially, vocal intimacy and in-the-room presence
  • If all you know are the Classic Records and Speakers Corner Heavy Vinyl reissues, our Shootout Winner here should be a sonic treat you have simply never experiences before
  • An original Mercury pressing that has no audible marks and plays as quietly as this one does is a rare find indeed - it seems to be the quietest copy from our shootout, and even better, no other copy earned higher grades
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Super Hot Stamper

Cat Stevens
Catch Bull At Four

(UK Island)

  (Item #: stevecatch_1903_10_01) 

Our Price: $149.99
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  • 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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Super Hot Stamper

Muddy Waters
The Best of Muddy Waters

  (Item #: waterbesto_1908_01) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • This outstanding copy of The Best of Muddy Waters boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from top to bottom
  • Huge, Tubey Magical and lively, with solid weight down low and lots of space around all the instruments
  • Comprised of twelve killer tracks, all originally released as singles, including Rollin' Stone, Long Distance Call, Hoochie Coochie, and many more
  • 5 Stars: "The material this artist cut for Chess during this period is nothing short of a blues revelation. There has never been anything quite like it, before or after, and when one has heard Muddy Waters from this period, one has simply heard the best blues has to offer."
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Super Hot Stamper (Quiet Vinyl)

Fleetwood Mac
Rumours

  (Item #: fleetrumou_1912_1_) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An excellent sounding copy with Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Tubey Magical Analog - the sound is open, spacious and transparent, with a huge three-dimensional soundfield
  • 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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Super Hot Stamper

Marshall Crenshaw
Marshall Crenshaw

  (Item #: crensmarh_2001) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • A killer copy of Marshall Crenshaw's debut, earning seriously good Double Plus (A++) sonic grades or close to them on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Balanced, musical and full throughout - this pressing is a big step up from many of the other originals that we played
  • 5 Stars in Allmusic and a classic of "catchy, relatively unadorned guitar rock."
  • "The album is an alternately rousing and heartbreaking cycle of infectious pop rockers ("Cynical Girl," "Rockin' Around in N.Y.C.," "She Can't Dance") and ballads ("Mary Anne," "Not for Me") — none of them clocking in at more than 3:07."
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White Hot Stamper

Rob Wasserman
Duets

  (Item #: wasseduets_1906_10_01ex) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • 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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White Hot Stamper

Dire Straits
Brothers In Arms

  (Item #: diresbroth_2001_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A KILLER copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side one - if you have any other version, this pressing will TROUNCE it six ways from Sunday
  • This one is doing everything right - it's bigger and richer, has better bass, more energy, better vocal presence - it's 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 Robert Ludwig mastered 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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Super Hot Stamper

David Bowie
Diamond Dogs

  (Item #: bowiediamo_2001) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Superb Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from start to finish - this UK pressing will show you a Diamond Dogs you had no idea existed, yet here it is
  • One of the better copies from our most recent shootout (especially on the first side) - the sound is big, full, lively and spacious with hard-rockin' energy to spare
  • It's ridiculously tough to find even passable sound for this album - we guarantee you'll be blown away by this pressing
  • Great songs including the title track, Rebel Rebel, 1984, Sweet Thing, Big Brother, Rock & Roll With Me and more
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White Hot Stamper

Neil Young
Harvest

  (Item #: youngharve_2001_1ex) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) Shootout Winning side two and a nearly as good (A++ to A+++) side one, this copy has some of the best sound we have ever heard for Neil's Magnum Opus, Harvest
  • The sound is rich and full-bodied with exceptional analog warmth and wonderful vocal presence, true to the quality of the brilliance of the recording
  • A Top 100 album, with music 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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Super Hot Stamper (quiet vinyl)

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Deja Vu

  (Item #: crosbdejav_1909_01) 

Our Price: $249.99
Sale Price: $199.99 (You save $50.00 / 20%)


  • A superb Big and Bold copy that earned seriously good sonic grades of Double Plus (A++) on both sides - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is HUGE -- lively, present and rich in a way that nothing you've heard can compete with
  • One of our all-time favorite albums at Better Records and one that almost never sounds THIS good
  • 5 stars: "...this variety made Déjà Vu a rich musical banquet for the most serious and personal listeners, while mass audiences reveled in the glorious harmonies and the thundering electric guitars..."
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White Hot Stamper

Jennifer Warnes
Famous Blue Raincoat

  (Item #: warnefamou_2001) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A Demo Disc quality pressing of this longtime audiophile favorite, with stunning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on side two - 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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White Hot Stamper

Fleetwood Mac
Rumours

  (Item #: fleetrumou_2001) 

Our Price: $649.99

  • A KILLER copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from the first note to the last, this copy had some of the best sound we have ever heard on Rumours - exceptionally 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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White Hot Stamper

Grateful Dead
Blues For Allah

  (Item #: grateblues_1807_5_9_01) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A stunning sounding copy of this Grateful Dead classic with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides - reasonably quiet vinyl too
  • Probably the last essential Dead album - this pressing has especially silky, sweet vocals, good presence and energy, punchy bass and a spacious soundfield
  • "The Dead went into a state of latent activity that lasted until the spring of [1975] when the band reconvened to record Blues for Allah... Obviously, the time off had done the band worlds of good, as Blues for Allah — more than any past or future studio album — captures the Dead at their most natural and inspired."
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Nearly White Hot Stamper

Cat Stevens
Teaser & The Firecat

  (Item #: stevetease_1909_01) 

Our Price: $249.99

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

David Bowie
Young Americans

  (Item #: bowieyoung_2001_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A killer copy of Bowie's one and only soul album with Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • This pressing was simply bigger and fuller than the competition, with plenty of funky energy and three-dimensional studio space
  • 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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Hot Stamper

Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac

  (Item #: fleetfleet_2001) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With very good Hot Stamper grades on both sides, this pressing of the self-titled album boasts wonderful sound from start to finish
  • 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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Super Hot Stamper

Wes Montgomery
Goin' Out of My Head

  (Item #: montggoino_1906_10_01) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • 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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Super Hot Stamper (With Issues)

James Taylor
Sweet Baby James

  (Item #: taylosweet_2001) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • This wonderful copy of Sweet Baby James boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl for side one too
  • Just listen to all that lovely echo - it's a dead giveaway that both sides have resolving power far beyond the other copies you may have heard
  • A Top 100 Title, inarguably a Masterpiece - Fire and Rain and Suite for 20 G (one of JT's All Time Best) are out of this world here
  • 5 Stars: "Sweet Baby James launched not only Taylor's career as a pop superstar but also the entire singer/songwriter movement of the early '70s that included Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Jackson Browne, Cat Stevens, and others..."
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Super Hot Stamper

Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here

  (Item #: pinkfwishy_2001_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • An outstanding vintage pressing of this Pink Floyd classic, with solid Double Plus (A++) grades 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 and vinyl this quiet
  • "Showcasing the group's interplay and David Gilmour's solos in particular... the long, winding soundscapes are constantly enthralling."
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White Hot Stamper

James Gang
Thirds

  (Item #: jamesthird_2001ex) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Off the charts "Triple Triple" (A+++) sound for this classic James Gang album - both sides earned our top grade of Triple Plus
  • BIGGER and RICHER than the competition, with by far the most Tubey Magic and energy, no other copy in our shootout could touch this bad boy for sound
  • A copy sure to make you a fan of Joe Walsh's grungy guitar artistry - turn up Walk Away on this side one and it will blow your mind
  • 4 Stars: "... Walsh was being hailed as a guitar hero to rank with the best rock had to offer... Thirds quickly earned a respectable chart position and eventually went gold..."
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White Hot Stamper

Cat Stevens
Mona Bone Jakon

  (Item #: stevemonab_1906_9_01) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • With Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the second, this copy of Cat Stevens' brilliant third album will be very hard to beat
  • So transparent, open, and spacious - nuances and subtleties that escaped you are now revealed as never before
  • When you play I Wish I Wish and I Think I See The Light on this vintage pressing, we think you will agree with us that this is one of the greatest Folk Rock albums of them all
  • "A delight, and because it never achieved the Top 40 radio ubiquity of later albums, it sounds fresh and distinct."
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Super Hot Stamper

Buffalo Springfield
Retrospective - The Best Of...

  (Item #: buffaretro_2001) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • 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
  • Big, full-bodied, clear and present, the Tubey Magical richness of the best pressings is a joy to hear on modern highly resolving equipment
  • Kind Woman and I Am A Child are just two of the best sounding songs - listen to all that space around the voices and instruments
  • And the Pysch stuff - On the Way Home, Broken Arrow and Expecting to Fly - is even more three-dimensional
  • 5 stars on Allmusic - this is Must Own Music from one of the most groundbreaking and accomplished groups of the late-'60s (even though they never cracked the Top 40 Album chart)
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White Hot Stamper

James Taylor
JT

  (Item #: taylojt_2001) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This KILLER copy of an exceptionally well-recorded album boasts Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it throughout
  • It's a superb recording - a member of our Top 100, in fact - but it takes a pressing like this to show you just how BIG and LIVELY it can sound
  • The big hits Your Smiling Face and Handy Man both sound great here - thanks Val Garay!
  • 4 stars: "JT was James Taylor's best album since Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon because it acknowledged the darkness of his earlier work while explaining the deliberate lightness of his current viewpoint, and because it was his most consistent collection in years."
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Super Hot Stamper

The Band
The Band

  (Item #: band_band_1909_01) 

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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Super Hot Stamper (With Issues)

Led Zeppelin
Houses of the Holy

  (Item #: ledzehouse_1911_01ex) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Two SUPERB Tubey Magical sides, each earning very strong Double Plus (A++) grades - so spacious and sweet
  • The sound here is big, lively, transparent (check out The Rain Song) and energetic (ditto The Song Remains the Same)
  • A Top 100 album (along with 4 other Zep titles), 5 Stars in Allmusic, and a true Must Own classic of Classic Rock
  • "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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Super Hot Stamper (Quiet Vinyl)

Cat Stevens
Teaser & The Firecat

  (Item #: stevetease_1901_7_9_01) 

Our Price: $149.99
Sale Price: $99.99 (You save $50.00 / 33%)


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

Cat Stevens
Mona Bone Jakon

  (Item #: stevemonab_1905_9_01) 

Our Price: $149.99
Sale Price: $99.99 (You save $50.00 / 33%)


  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) Shootout Winning side two and a superb Double Plus (A++) side one, this copy of Cat Stevens' brilliant third album will be very hard to beat
  • So transparent, open, and spacious, nuances and subtleties that escaped you are now revealed as never before
  • When you play I Wish I Wish and I Think I See The Light on this vintage pressing, we think you will agree with us that this is one of the greatest Folk Rock albums of them all
  • These originals are nearly impossible to find in good shape - this copy has some problems but it sure sounds good!
  • "A delight, and because it never achieved the Top 40 radio ubiquity of later albums, it sounds fresh and distinct."
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Nearly White Hot Stamper

The Police
Synchronicity

  (Item #: policsynch_1903_7_01) 

Our Price: $129.99

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

Ornette Coleman
Tomorrow Is The Question

  (Item #: colemtomor_1812_3_8_01) 

Our Price: $149.99
Sale Price: $99.99 (You save $50.00 / 33%)


  • An outstanding copy of Coleman's sophomore release, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last - reasonably quiet vinyl too
  • Our Contemporary Yellow Label Stereo LP here has have breathy, full-bodied brass and lots of tight, well-defined bass
  • The top end is nicely extended, which results in excellent space, transparency and clarity
  • 4 stars: "...this is one of the things that came to define Ornette -- his willingness to let simplicity and its bright colors and textures confound not only other players and listeners, but also him too."
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Super Hot Stamper (Quiet Vinyl)

Steely Dan
Aja

  (Item #: steelaja_2001_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

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

Neil Young
Harvest

  (Item #: youngharve_1910_01) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • 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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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Deja Vu

  (Item #: crosbdejav_1910_01) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • 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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Super Hot Stamper (UK)

Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Emerson, Lake & Palmer

  (Item #: emersemers_1909_01) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • This vintage Island pink rim import pressing boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from start to finish
  • Full-bodied and Tubey Magical, with especially smooth, present vocals - this is the sound we love at Better Records
  • 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, made up of keyboard-dominated instrumentals and romantic ballads showcasing all three members' very daunting talents.'"
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White Hot Stamper (Quiet Vinyl)

Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here

  (Item #: pinkfwishy_1907_01) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • An absolutely incredible copy of this Pink Floyd classic, with Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the first
  • Demo Disc Quality Floyd Magic -- bigger, richer, more dynamic, better bass and the list goes on!
  • 5 stars on Allmusic, a Top 100 title and one that is RIDICULOUSLY tough to find with sound this good and exceptionally quiet surfaces
  • "Showcasing the group's interplay and David Gilmour's solos in particular... the long, winding soundscapes are constantly enthralling."
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Super Hot Stamper

The Kinks
Kinda Kinks

  (Item #: kinkskinda_1907_01) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • This superb copy of The Kinks' sophomore release earned Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER on both sides
  • 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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Super Hot Stamper

Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Emerson, Lake & Palmer

  (Item #: emersemers_2001) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This vintage Cotillion pressing boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish - fairly QUIET vinyl too, especially for this title
  • Full-bodied and Tubey Magical, with especially smooth, present vocals - this is the sound we love at Better Records
  • 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, made up of keyboard-dominated instrumentals and romantic ballads showcasing all three members' very daunting talents.'"
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Super Hot Stamper

David Bowie
Young Americans

  (Item #: bowieyoung_1910_01) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This superb copy of Bowie's one and only soul album boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • 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 the more transparent copies such as this one, it's much easier to pick out all the background vocalists in the dense mixes that Bowie favors
  • 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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Super Hot Stamper

Stevie Wonder
Innervisions

  (Item #: wondeinner_2001) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • With two outstanding Double Plus (A++) sides, this was one of the better copies we played in our shootout, and the vinyl is about as quiet as we can find
  • One of the funkiest discs money can buy, but you will need a copy like this one to prove it
  • The album needs richness, warmth, Tubey Magic, and clarity - and here you will find a healthy dose of all four
  • "Stevie Wonder applied his tremendous songwriting talents to the unsettled social morass that was the early '70s and produced one of his greatest, most important works, a rich panoply of songs addressing drugs, spirituality, political ethics, and what looked to be the failure of the '60s dream -- all set within a collection of charts as funky and catchy as any he'd written before."
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Fleetwood Mac
Greatest Hits

  (Item #: fleetgreat_1812_6_10_01ex) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • 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 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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Frank Sinatra
Strangers In The Night

  (Item #: sinatstran_2001) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With excellent Double Plus (A++) sound throughout, this Sinatra title surprised us with its DEMO DISC sound - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • Clearly one of the better sounding Reprise-era Sinatra pressings we have ever played
  • Credit must given to the extraordinarily inventive arrangements of Nelson Riddle and the All Tube engineering of Lee Herschberg
  • "Sinatra's singing is relaxed, confident, and surprisingly jazzy, as he plays with the melody of "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" and delivers a knockout punch with the assured, breathtaking "Summer Wind."
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The Beatles
A Collection of Beatles Oldies

  (Item #: beatlcolle_1909_01) 

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


  • With two excellent Hot Stamper or better sides, this British pressing has a lot going for it - reasonably quiet vinyl too
  • A good 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
  • "The compilation provided the debut UK album release for the following singles tracks: "From Me to You", "She Loves You", "I Want to Hold Your Hand", "I Feel Fine", "Day Tripper", "We Can Work It Out" and "Paperback Writer"."
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Ray Charles & Betty Carter
Ray Charles & Betty Carter

  (Item #: charlraych_1902_9_01) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound for this hard-to-find vintage stereo pressing
  • Ray's 1961 release here showcases two of the most soulful singers to ever share a microphone, both at the height of their powers
  • Includes the now "controversial" Baby It's Cold Outside (no one has ever recorded it quite like these two), People Will Say We're In Love, Side By Side, and many more
  • 4 stars: "There is certainly a powerful, often sexy rapport between the two -- Charles in his sweet balladeering mode, Carter with her uniquely keening, drifting high register -- and they definitely create sparks in the justly famous rendition of "Baby, It's Cold Outside.""
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Cannonball Adderley
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy!

  (Item #: addermercy_1905_7_01) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Stunning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it on both sides of this 1965 release, one of the best copies from our shootout - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • One of the man's most enjoyable albums - the sound here is bigger and livelier than others we played, and above all it's balanced, avoiding the problems we heard on so many 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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The Kinks
Kinda Kinks

  (Item #: kinkskinda_2001) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • This exceptional early pressing of The Kinks' sophomore release earned Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades or close to them on both sides - fairly quiet vinyl (especially 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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Paul McCartney and Wings
Red Rose Speedway

  (Item #: mccarredro_1901_6_10_01) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • This early British EMI pressing has stunning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound throughout - respectable vinyl for a vintage import too
  • This copy had the sound we were looking for on a McCartney record from this era - 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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Michael Jackson
Off The Wall

  (Item #: jacksoffth_2001) 

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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Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin IV

  (Item #: ledze4_1909_01) 

Our Price: $249.99
Sale Price: $199.99 (You save $50.00 / 20%)


  • 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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The Beatles
A Collection of Beatles Oldies

  (Item #: beatlcolle_1908_11_01) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • KILLER Triple Plus (A+++) Demo Disc quality sound throughout, this copy was the best British pressing 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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Michael Jackson
Bad

  (Item #: jacksbad_2001) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A superb sounding copy of MJ's followup to Thriller, with Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • One of the better copies from our most recent shootout - we guarantee the sound is bigger, bolder and more ALIVE than any copy you've ever heard
  • 4 1/2 stars, with nine of its ten songs released as singles: "... essentially taking each portion of Thriller to an extreme, while increasing the quotient of immaculate studiocraft. He wound up with a sleeker, slicker Thriller, which isn't a bad thing..."
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Steely Dan
Countdown to Ecstasy

  (Item #: steelcount_2001) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This Steely Dan favorite boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl for this title too
  • Razor Boy (a personal favorite), Show Biz Kids, My Old School, Pearl of the Quarter and King of the World are superb here
  • Richer and clearer, 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: "...its eight songs are rich with either musical or lyrical detail that their album rock or art rock contemporaries couldn't hope to match."
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Tchaikovsky / Piano Concerto #1 / Richter / Karajan

  (Item #: tchaipiano_dg_1909_01) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound and exceptionally quiet vinyl on both sides makes this one powerful Demo Disc set
  • Without a doubt some of THE BEST SOUND we have ever heard for this recording!
  • The huge space of a real concert hall seemingly transported right into your listening room
  • Richter is magnificent - our favorite performance of the Tchaikovsky First bar none
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Heart
Little Queen

  (Item #: heartlittl_2001) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An excellent copy of Heart's sophomore effort, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from first note to last - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Barracuda and Love Alive are two of Heart's best songs bar none - they are guaranteed to blow your mind on this Nearly White Hot (A++ to A+++) side one
  • This is one of the better copies we heard in our most recent shootout - both sides are big and solid with energy to spare
  • A Top 100 album with Demo Disc sound on a very special pressing such as this
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Eagles
Desperado

  (Item #: eagledespe_2001) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • This outstanding copy of the band's sophomore release boasts Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides
  • 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 their brilliant engineer and producer, 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
Sweet Baby James

  (Item #: taylosweet_1906_8_12) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This wonderful copy of Sweet Baby James boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from first note to last
  • Just listen to all that lovely echo - it's a dead giveaway that both sides have resolving power far beyond the other copies you may have heard
  • A Top 100 Title, inarguably a Masterpiece - Fire and Rain and Suite for 20 G (one of JT's All Time Best) are out of this world here
  • 5 Stars: "Sweet Baby James launched not only Taylor's career as a pop superstar but also the entire singer/songwriter movement of the early '70s that included Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Jackson Browne, Cat Stevens, and others..."
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The Doors
The Soft Parade

  (Item #: doorssoftp_1906_10_12) 

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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War
Deliver The Word

  (Item #: war__deliv_1902_5_9_12) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Insanely good Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides of this Shootout Winning copy - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • Thanks to the brilliant engineering of Chris Huston, the sound is War at its best: big, rich, smooth and clear, with the kind of low end whomp that few rock records from the era can claim
  • 4 Stars: "A smooth blend of the band's more progressive jazz-rock fusion, the LP shot to the top of the R&B charts, their second of four number one records in a row. It was a perfect tonic to the mediocre MOR music rampaging its way through the early part of the decade...A magical ride with plenty of surprises to keep the listener on his or her toes, this set is a perfect example of the band at their genre-fusing best."
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Cat Stevens
Teaser & The Firecat

  (Item #: stevetease_1909_12) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • These KILLER sides each rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it will rock your world with their amazing richness, clarity, transparency and ENERGY
  • This Brilliant Classic Folk Rock recording on the rare British Island Pink Rim label offers superb Demo Disc Quality sound
  • 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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Sonny Rollins
What's New?

  (Item #: rolliwhatsn_1910_12) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • 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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Frank Sinatra
Come Swing With Me!

  (Item #: sinatcomes_1910_12) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • 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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Led Zeppelin
Houses of the Holy

  (Item #: ledzehouse_1907_9_12) 

Our Price: $549.99

  • A stunning sounding copy that brings this album to an entirely different level, shootout winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it throughout
  • Wall to wall, floor to ceiling Led Zeppelin power -- this copy delivers in a way you will not believe
  • A Better Records Top 100 album (along with 4 other Zep titles), 5 Stars in AMG and a True Zeppelin Must Own Classic
  • "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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Aerosmith
Night In The Ruts

  (Item #: aerosnight_1908_12) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A superb copy of Night In The Ruts with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER throughout
  • Both sides of this original Columbia pressing are KILLER -- clean, clear, full-bodied and lively with plenty of bottom end weight
  • 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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The Doors
The Soft Parade

  (Item #: doorssoftp_1905_7_12) 

Our Price: $149.99
Sale Price: $129.00 (You save $20.99 / 14%)


  • With seriously good Double Plus (A++) grades or close to them on both sides AND exceptionally quiet vinyl, 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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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Long After Dark

  (Item #: pettylonga_1907_10_12) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • 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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The Grateful Dead
Workingman's Dead

  (Item #: grateworki_1912_1) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • This excellent Green Label WB original pressing offers outstanding Tubey Magical Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too!
  • A truly superb recording of the Dead at the peak of their creativity (with American Beauty to follow that same year!)
  • We love the big, rich, weighty bottom end found on the better pressings such as this one
  • 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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Grateful Dead
Terrapin Station

  (Item #: grateterra_1907_12) 

Our Price: $149.99
Sale Price: $99.00 (You save $50.99 / 34%)


  • This original pressing earned solid Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides - you will be hard pressed to find a copy that sounds this good
  • Produced by Keith Olsen of Fleetwood Mac fame, it's no surprise that the recording quality is quite a bit better than most of the records they had been making at the time
  • "Terrapin Station offers a few choice glimpses of the band doing what it does best. While the most prominent example is the album's extended title suite, there are a few others such as the cover of the Rev. Gary Davis gospel-blues "Samson and Delilah" and a resurrection of the Martha & the Vandellas hit "Dancin' in the Streets."


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The Police
Synchronicity

  (Item #: policsynch_1912) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this copy is guaranteed to blow the doors off any other pressing of Synchronicity you've heard - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Every Breath You Take and Wrapped Around Your Finger are killer here - big, rich and Tubey Magical
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Few other albums from 1983 merged tasteful pop, sophistication, and expert songwriting as well as Synchronicity did, resulting in yet another all-time classic."
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Dick Schory
Music To Break Any Mood

  (Item #: schormusic_1905_8_1912) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Both sides here earned solid Double Plus (A++) grades, making this one of the better copies from our recent shootout - reasonably quiet vinyl too
  • This is the successor to Bang Baaroom - it's music in the same percussive style, the major difference being the addition of a giant gong which the producers justifiably take great pride in
  • THIS is the sound of Living Stereo Tubey Magic, circa 1960 - no CD will ever capture what is in the grooves of this record
  • "Dick Schory's second major outing for RCA is more self-assured, from the preposterous jacket art and liner notes to more upbeat tunes... Schory's musical ideas are always fresher than those of Bobby Christian and Mike Simpson, who helped on the previous album. All but two tracks are good to great."
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Rod Stewart
Never A Dull Moment

  (Item #: stewanever_1903_12) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With Double Plus (A++) sonic grades on both sides, this copy is getting the heart of Rod's Brit rock right - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Extremely well-recorded, full of great songs, Rod Stewart was on top of the world when he followed up the brilliant Every Picture Tells a Story with this album in 1972
  • The music comes alive on this vintage pressing, assuming you have your volume up good and loud
  • 5 stars in AMG, and simply "... a masterful record ... He never got quite this good ever again."
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Astrud Gilberto
The Shadow Of Your Smile

  (Item #: gilbeshado_1912) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this early stereo copy is guaranteed to blow the doors off any other pressing of the album you've heard
  • The best early Verve stereo pressings such as this one have the rich Tubey Magic to bring out the intimacy in Astrud's breathy vocal
  • Many of our favorite engineers worked on this album in 1964 & 1965: Bob Simpson, Rudy Van Gelder and Phil Ramone
  • Allmusic customers rate the album 4 Stars: "For her second Verve LP, Astrud Gilberto expanded her range from a raft of Gilberto/Jobim standards to embrace the large and obviously daunting catalogue of classic American pop."
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Cat Stevens
Catch Bull At Four

(UK Island)

  (Item #: stevecatch_1902_1907_12) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: jeffesurre_1912) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding stereo copy of the band's sophomore release boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it from first note to last
  • 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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Glenn Frey
Soul Searchin'

  (Item #: frey_souls_1912) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • With excellent Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last, this copy will be very hard to beat - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • We were shocked to find out that this album actually sounds very analog - rich, smooth, sweet and natural
  • Elliot Scheiner (Royal Scam, Aja, Nightfly) produced and also did some engineering - he is to be commended for his excellent work here
  • "Though I left Detroit and went to California to cut my teeth on country-rock, I've remained obsessed with the music of my adolescence, the great soul hits of the '60s and early '70s."
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James Gang
Thirds

  (Item #: jamesthird_1907_1912ex) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • This excellent pressing boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • Big, present and lively, with good weight to the bottom end, this is clearly the right sound for this music
  • A copy sure to make you a fan of Joe Walsh's grungy guitar artistry
  • 4 Stars: "... Walsh was being hailed as a guitar hero to rank with the best rock had to offer... Thirds quickly earned a respectable chart position and eventually went gold..."
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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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George Harrison
All Things Must Pass

  (Item #: harriallth_1912) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With superb Double Plus (A++) grades across all six sides, this early British box set of All Things Must Pass has sound that will be very hard to beat
  • If you've struggled with dubby domestic pressings, lifeless later imports, imports from the wrong countries (any one but the UK), or the veiled and opaque Heavy Vinyl reissue, your troubles are over - here is the sound you've been looking for all these years
  • "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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Steely Dan
Pretzel Logic

  (Item #: steelpretz_1904_6_9_12) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • With two Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sides, we guarantee you've never heard Pretzel Logic sound remotely as good as it does here - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • In the Steely Dan canon, Pretzel Logic is the richest, most dynamic and most Tubey Magical of them all
  • 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: "Becker and Fagen's craft has become seamless while remaining idiosyncratic and thrillingly accessible... Steely Dan made more accomplished albums than Pretzel Logic, but they never made a better one."
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Johnny Cash
The Fabulous Johnny Cash

  (Item #: cash_fabul_1812_6_10_12) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • 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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Roy Orbison
Roy Orbison's Greatest Hits

  (Item #: orbisgreat_1908_12) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • You'll find KILLER Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides of this Monument stereo pressing
  • The amazingly talented Bill Porter recorded many of Orbison's classic songs from the early '60s that are found on this compilation
  • Only a copy this good shows you how phenominal these timeless songs can sound - rich, open, clear, solid and musical
  • Among monster hits, like "Crying," "Only the Lonely," and "Running Scared," this album includes new releases "Love Star" and "Evergreen" as well
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Van Morrison
Moondance

  (Item #: morrimoond_1906_8_12) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • An outstanding Green Label early pressing with Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides - relatively quiet vinyl too!
  • Drop the needle anywhere on the album for a taste of early-'70s Tubey Magical analog sound, not to mention some lovely 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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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Long After Dark

  (Item #: pettylonga_1912) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • You'll find outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides of this copy of the band's fifth studio album - reasonably 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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The Rolling Stones
Let It Bleed

  (Item #: rolliletit_1912) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With both sides earning outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades for sound, here is a killer All Analog pressing showcasing the Stones at the peak of their Rock and Roll power
  • Unlike Sticky Fingers, this is a record we can actually find in audiophile playing condition without having to charge an arm and a leg 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 ultimate Stones Trilogy.]
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Grateful Dead
Terrapin Station

  (Item #: grateterra_1912) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • This original pressing earned Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades or close to them on both sides - you'll have a hard time finding a copy that sounds remotely as good as this one does
  • Produced by Keith Olsen of Fleetwood Mac fame, it's no surprise that the recording quality is quite a bit better than most of the records the band had been making at the time
  • "Terrapin Station offers a few choice glimpses of the band doing what it does best. While the most prominent example is the album's extended title suite, there are a few others such as the cover of the Rev. Gary Davis gospel-blues "Samson and Delilah" and a resurrection of the Martha & the Vandellas hit "Dancin' in the Streets."
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Neil Young
After The Gold Rush

  (Item #: youngafter_1912_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding pressing, with solid Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides - guaranteed excellent 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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Stevie Wonder
Innervisions

  (Item #: wondeinner_1912_2) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • With stunning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it on both sides, this was the best copy we played in our recent shootout
  • This Stevie Wonder classic is one of the funkiest discs money can buy, but you will need a copy like this one to prove it
  • Absolutely critical to the sound is richness, warmth, Tubey Magic, and clarity, and here you will find a healthy dose of all four
  • "Stevie Wonder applied his tremendous songwriting talents to the unsettled social morass that was the early '70s and produced one of his greatest, most important works, a rich panoply of songs addressing drugs, spirituality, political ethics, and what looked to be the failure of the '60s dream -- all set within a collection of charts as funky and catchy as any he'd written before."


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The Grateful Dead
Workingman's Dead

  (Item #: grateworki_1912) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • This excellent Green Label WB original pressing offers outstanding Tubey Magical Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • A Top 100 album, and a truly superb recording of the Dead at the peak of their creativity (along with American Beauty)
  • We love the amazingly big, rich, weighty bottom end found on the better pressings such as this one
  • 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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Michael Jackson
Off The Wall

  (Item #: jacksoffth_1912) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Two outstanding sides each rating a Double Plus (A++) for this Michael Jackson classic, 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
  • Turn it up as loud as you want - the top end and vocals are balanced, smooth and tonally correct, not gritty or edgy
  • 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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Herbie Hancock
My Point of View

  (Item #: hancomypoi_1912) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A wonderful sounding copy of Hancock's sophomore release from 1963 - this one earned Double Plus (A++) grades for sound or close to them on both sides
  • Grant Green on guitar and killer horn men (Hank Mobley on tenor, Grachan Moncur III on trombone, and Donald Byrd on trumpet) make this a special date indeed
  • As quiet a copy as you will ever find - this one plays Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • "Hot on the heels of his debut album Takin’ Off Hancock piled on the punishment with another must-have recording, My Point of View. He assembled an astonishing septet for the sessions [which] gave him three brass voices to play with, the contrasting luminous flow of Grant Green, with free-swinging Anthony Williams and Chuck Israels at the anchor."
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Heart
Little Queen

  (Item #: heartlittl_1912) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • The best copy to hit the site in a long time - killer Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it from start to finish
  • Barracuda and Love Alive are two of Heart's best songs bar none and they are guaranteed to blow your mind here
  • It's the rare copy that has the powerful dynamics, deep bass, punchy drums and meaty guitars like you get here
  • A Rock and Pop Top 100 album with Demo Disc sound on a very special pressing such as this - it will rock your world
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The Beatles
Let It Be

  (Item #: beatlletit_1912) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With outstanding Double Plus (A++) graded sides or BETTER, this UK pressing is bringing out the best qualities Let It Be's sound - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • There's no studio wizardry, no heavy-handed mastering, no phony EQ - here is some of the most realistic, natural Beatles sound you can get
  • Copies like this one make good on the promise that Let It Be captures the greatest rock band of all time playing and singing their hearts out
  • "The album is on the whole underrated... it's an album well worth having, as when the Beatles were in top form here, they were as good as ever."
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Jennifer Warnes
Famous Blue Raincoat

  (Item #: warnefamou_1906_10_12ex) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • 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 for the most part 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: "The high point may have been the Warnes-Cohen duet on "Joan of Arc," but the album was consistently impressive."
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The Beatles
Magical Mystery Tour

  (Item #: beatlmagic_1909_12) 

Our Price: $649.99

  • Incredible Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or very close to it from beginning to end, this copy is guaranteed to blow your mind - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • A stunning copy with some of the best Beatles sound money can buy - superb work from Ken Scott here
  • Demo Quality Sound for I Am The Walrus, Strawberry Fields Forever, Baby You're A Rich Man and more
  • You won't believe how powerful the sound is - it's big, rich, open and lively beyond any expectations you may have had
  • A longtime Top 100 album and Psych Masterpiece that knocks us out every time we do the shootout for it
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Paul McCartney
Tug of War

  (Item #: mccartugof_1912) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • A Shootout Winning copy of McCartney's Tug Of War from 1982, with amazing Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the first
  • We had a devil of a time finding sound as good as this on Tug of War - most copies are just plain awful
  • A copy with transparency and clarity like this lets you appreciate George Martin's masterful production work - you will easily hear the results on Ebony and Ivory
  • 4 1/2 stars: "[Its] crowd-pleasing genre-hopping finds its apotheosis on "Take It Away," a salute to eager performers and the crowds who love them, which means it summarizes not only the appeal of Tug of War in general -- it is, by design, a record that gives the people old Beatle Paul -- but McCartney in general."
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Count Basie
88 Basie Street

  (Item #: basie88bas_1912) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • This outstanding copy boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it from start to finish
  • This is a Top Basie Big Band title in every way - musically, sonically, you name it, 88 Basie Street has got it going on
  • With 18 pieces in the studio this is a real powerhouse - the sound is rich, powerful, dynamic and HUGE
  • 4 stars: "One of Basie's final albums, the very appealing title cut seems to sum up his career, a lightly swinging groove with a strong melody. Two small-group performances with guest Joe Pass on guitar add variety to a particularly strong set."
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Steely Dan
Aja

  (Item #: steelaja_1909_12) 

Our Price: $99.99
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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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Randy Newman
Little Criminals

  (Item #: newmalittl_1912) 

Our Price: $59.99

  • With Hot Stamper grades on both sides, this is a very good sounding copy from first note to last
  • This album features the big hit "Short People" as well as a number of other great songs
  • Newman's first and only Gold Record, with tons of great songs including his biggest hit, Short People
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Sinead O'Connor
I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got

  (Item #: oconnidono_1912) 

Our Price: $129.99

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

  (Item #: cash_atsan_1912) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • A great sounding vintage 360 pressing of a legendary live album - this copy earned Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides and boasts exceptionally quiet vinyl to boot
  • Full, rich, lively and clean - Johnny Cash gets the sonic treatment he deserves here
  • So many great songs: Wanted Man, I Walk the Line, San Quentin, A Boy Named Sue, Folsom Prison Blues and more
  • 5 stars: "...listen to "A Boy Named Sue," ... rescued by the wild-eyed, committed performance by Cash, where it sounds like he really was set on murdering that son of a bitch who named him Sue. He sounds that way throughout the record... "
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Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac

  (Item #: fleetfleet_1912) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With very good Hot Stamper grades on both sides, this pressing of the self-titled album boasts wonderful sound from start to finish
  • 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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Rickie Lee Jones
Rickie Lee Jones

  (Item #: jonesricki_1909_12) 

Our Price: $99.99

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