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Count Basie
88 Basie Street

  (Item #: basie88bas_1904_6_9ex) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • This unusually strong copy of an exceptionally well-recorded classic boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound 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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Heart
Little Queen

  (Item #: heartlittl_1906_9) 

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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War
Deliver The Word

  (Item #: war__deliv_1902_5_9) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • 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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Sinead O'Connor
I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got

  (Item #: oconnidono_1909) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A KILLER copy of Sinead O'Connor's best-selling sophomore release with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades or close to them from start to finish
  • Both sides of this early UK pressing are big and bold with 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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The Grateful Dead
Workingman's Dead

  (Item #: grateworki_1906_9) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • 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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Cat Stevens
Teaser & The Firecat

  (Item #: stevetease_1909_2) 

Our Price: $649.99

  • 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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James Gang
Thirds

  (Item #: jamesthird_1902_6_9ex) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An incredible copy with a Triple Plus (A+++) side one and an excellent Double Plus (A++) side two
  • 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 - turn up Walk Away on this Shootout Winning 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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The Grateful Dead
Workingman's Dead

  (Item #: grateworki_1904_9) 

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
Bad

  (Item #: jacksbad_1905_9) 

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


  • A STUNNING sounding copy of MJ's followup to Thriller, with nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from start to finish, just shy of our Shootout Winner
  • One of the best copies from our most recent shootout - the sound is simply bigger, bolder and more ALIVE than most of what we played
  • 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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Super Hot Stamper (Quiet Vinyl)

Pink Floyd
Dark Side Of The Moon

  (Item #: pinkfdarks_1907_9) 

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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Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here

  (Item #: pinkfwishy_1906_9) 

Our Price: $249.99

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

  (Item #: fitzgporgy_1904_9) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Excellent sound throughout this Ella & Louis classic with all four sides earning solid Double Plus (A++) grades
  • Spacious, full-bodied and Tubey Magical, with Ella and Louis front and center, this is the sound you want for their brilliant collaboration from 1958
  • Two vocal giants came together to perform Gershwin's timeless opera, revered by both music lovers and audiophiles to this day
  • 4 1/2 stars: "What's really great about the Ella and Louis version is Ella, who handles each aria with disarming delicacy, clarion intensity, or usually a blend of both."
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Led Zeppelin
Houses of the Holy

  (Item #: ledzehouse_1907_9) 

Our Price: $699.99
Sale Price: $599.00 (You save $100.99 / 14%)


  • 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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Grateful Dead
Blues For Allah

  (Item #: grateblues_1807_5_9) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A stunning sounding copy of this Grateful Dead classic with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides
  • 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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Dire Straits
Brothers In Arms

  (Item #: diresbroth_1905_7_9) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A KILLER copy with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) 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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Simon & Garfunkel
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary...

  (Item #: simonparsl_1902_4_9) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • A stunning copy with Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from start to finish, just shy of our Shootout Winner - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • This Columbia 360 is incredibly big and present, with excellent clarity, wonderfully breathy vocals and low levels of spit (the result of clean cutting)
  • A Demo Disc for Tubey Magical voices and guitars, as well as a longtime Better Records Top 100 album
  • 4 1/2 stars: "[I]t is an achievement akin to the Beatles' Revolver or the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds album, and just as personal and pointed as either of those records at their respective bests."
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Super Hot Stamper (Quiet Vinyl)

Steely Dan
Aja

  (Item #: steelaja_1904_9) 

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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White Hot Stamper (With Issues)

Cat Stevens
Mona Bone Jakon

  (Item #: stevemonab_1905_9) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • 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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Stevie Wonder
Innervisions

  (Item #: wondeinner_1903_9) 

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


  • With two outstanding Double Plus (A++) sides, this is an all around killer pressing - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • One of the funkiest audiophile-quality discs money can buy, but you need a copy that sounds as good as this one to make that case
  • The key qualities are 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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Super Hot Stamper (Quiet Vinyl)

Neil Young
After The Gold Rush

  (Item #: youngafter_1903_9) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding pressing, with solid Double Plus (A++) grades or close to them on both sides - guaranteed excellent sound from first note to last - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • 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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The Beatles
Please Please Me

  (Item #: beatlpleas_1808_5_9) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A stunning copy of the Beatles debut studio album with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close from start to finish - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • This copy has superb presence, clarity and size - it's bigger, bolder and richer, as well as more clean, clear and open than any copy we played
  • A Triple Plus PPM would clearly be a top pick for a Beatles Demo Disc - your jaw will drop
  • "... [The Beatles] were a group with the luck to meet opportunities, the wit to recognize them, the drive to seize them, and the talent to fulfil them. Please Please Me is the sound of them doing all four."
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Sinead O'Connor
I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got

  (Item #: oconnidono_1811_3_9) 

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


  • A superb copy of Sinead O'Connor's best-selling sophomore release with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • Both sides of this early UK pressing are big and bold 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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Cowboy Junkies
The Trinity Session

  (Item #: cowbotrini_1812_2_9) 

Our Price: $149.99
Sale Price: $119.00 (You save $30.99 / 21%)


  • An outstanding copy of the band's sophomore release, with solid Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to last
  • Both sides have superb sound for one of the most problematical records in the history of audiophile recordings
  • More open, present and balanced than most of the copies we played, with plenty of hard driving country rock energy
  • 4 1/2 stars: "Who says you can't make a great record in one day — or night, as the case may be?"
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White Hot Stamper (With Issues)

Fleetwood Mac
Rumours

  (Item #: fleetrumou_1904_9) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A KILLER copy with Triple Plus (A+++) sound from first note to last
  • 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."
  • This one has some condition issues (see below), so we have discounted the record drastically
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Steely Dan
Pretzel Logic

  (Item #: steelpretz_1904_6_9) 

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


  • 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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Super Hot Stamper (UK)

Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Emerson, Lake & Palmer

  (Item #: emersemers_1909) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • 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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The Band
The Band

  (Item #: band_band_1909) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With superb Double Plus (A++) sonic grades or BETTER on both sides, this is a great sounding 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: "The arrangements were simultaneously loose and assured, giving the songs a timeless appeal..."
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The Everly Brothers
Both Sides Of An Evening

  (Item #: everlboths_1909_2) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • You'll find outstanding sound on this WB Gold Label Stereo original with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the second side and solid Double Plus (A++) sound on the first
  • Another amazingly Tubey Magical recording from the legendary Bill Porter (which may explain why Chet Atkins plays on it)
  • About as quiet as these early copies come - Mint Minus Minus - records pressed in the early '60s rarely play even this quiet
  • "In some ways, Both Sides of an Evening was the duo's most ambitious and mature record to date..."
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Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here

  (Item #: pinkfwishy_1909) 

Our Price: $799.99

  • An absolutely incredible copy of this Pink Floyd classic, with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound from start to finish
  • 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 reasonably 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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The Beatles
Magical Mystery Tour

  (Item #: beatlmagic_1909_1) 

Our Price: $699.99

  • 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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Derek and the Dominos
Layla

  (Item #: dereklayla_1909) 

Our Price: $699.99

  • 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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Steely Dan
Gaucho

  (Item #: steelgauch_1909_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A superb copy of Steely Dan's insanely well recorded Classic Seven Albums with Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from start to finish - just shy of our Shootout Winner
  • Incredible Demo Disc sound -- big and bold with super punchy drums and a fully extended top end
  • 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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Michael Jackson
Bad

  (Item #: jacksbad_1909) 

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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The Pentangle
Pentangling

  (Item #: pentapentangling_1909) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side one and a superb Double Plus (A++) side two, this copy could not be beat
  • 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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Roy Orbison
Roy Orbison's Greatest Hits

  (Item #: orbisgreat_1909) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • You'll find oustanding Double 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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The Doors
Waiting For the Sun

  (Item #: doorswaiti_1905_9) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Two outstanding sides for this superbly recorded Doors album, with strong Double Plus (A++) sound throughout
  • The sound is present, lively and tonally correct, with Jim Morrison's baritone reproduced with weight and Tubey Magical richness missing from the reissues
  • It's tough (not to mention expensive) to find these early Gold Label pressings with this kind of sound and reasonably quiet vinyl
  • A Top 100 Title - "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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Dire Straits
Brothers In Arms

  (Item #: diresbroth_1905_9) 

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


  • This killer pressing gives you nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound on side two, mated to an excellent Double Plus (A++) side one
  • Fully extended from top to bottom with a wide-open soundstage, for this music this is the right sound
  • Drop the needle on So Far Away -- it's airy, open, and spacious, yet incredibly 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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James Taylor
JT

  (Item #: taylojt_1907_9) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • This outstanding copy of an exceptionally well-recorded album boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is surprisingly present and punchy with great clarity, excellent bass, and classic James Taylor energy
  • 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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Sergio Mendes
Stillness

  (Item #: mendestill_1806_1904_09) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • 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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Canned Heat
Canned Heat

  (Item #: cannecanne_1901_5_9ex) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • A stunning sounding original copy: Triple Plus (A+++) sound on the first side, Double Plus (A++) on the second
  • The sound is present, lively and tonally correct, with rich, Tubey Magical vocals that are only found on these good vintage pressings
  • These "authentic renderings" of blues covers include classics such as Muddy Waters' Rollin' and Tumblin' and Robert Johnson's Dust My Broom
  • 4 stars: "This debut was issued shortly after their appearance at the Monterey International Pop Music Festival... While decidedly more obscure to the casual listener, Eddie "Guitar Slim" Jones "Story of My Life" is both a high point on this recording, as well as one of the fiercest renditions ever committed to tape."
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Bob Dylan
Another Side of Bob Dylan (in Stereo)

  (Item #: dylananoth_1909ex) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • An excellent Stereo copy of this early Dylan classic with surprisingly good Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • The mono pressings are superb as well, but we were surprised at just how clear and present Dylan's voice sounded on this copy
  • Many classics are here: All I Really Want To Do, Chimes Of Freedom, My Back Pages, It Ain't Me Babe and 7 more
  • 5 Stars: "Another Side of Bob Dylan is a more varied record and it's more successful, too, since it captures Dylan expanding his music, turning in imaginative, poetic performances on love songs and protest tunes alike. The result is one of his very best records, a lovely intimate affair."
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The Beatles
Abbey Road

  (Item #: beatlabbey_1909) 

Our Price: $799.99

  • An exceptional copy of The Beatles' last and arguably greatest album, with Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • Here's an Abbey Road that's big, rich, sweet and present, with strong energy, wonderfully breathy vocals and huge guitars
  • If you've heard the disastrous new pressing, then you know how important it is to play a real, vintage, analog pressing
  • A copy this good might just give you a new appreciation for one of the Greatest Rock Albums of All Time
  • 5 Stars, a permanent member of the Better Records Top 100, and a Desert Island Disc if ever there was one
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Paul McCartney & Wings
Band on the Run

  (Item #: mccarbando_1909) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • An outstanding British pressing with Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides - fairly decemt vinyl too (for this title anyway)
  • Both sides of this early UK pressing were sounding right to us in our recent shootout, and that makes it a very special copy indeed
  • The legendary Geoff Emerick engineered the album, a Top 100 title here at Better Records - it's an impressive recording when it sounds as good as this copy does
  • The title track, Jet, Bluebird, Mrs. Vandebilt, Let Me Roll It, Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five - so many great songs!
  • 4 1/2 stars: "...sophisticated, nuanced arrangements and irrepressibly catchy melodic hooks... McCartney's infallible instinct for popcraft overflows on this excellent release."
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Steely Dan
Gaucho

  (Item #: steelgauch_1909) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With two seriously good Double Plus (A++) sides, this was one of the better sounding copies we played in our recent shootout - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • 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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David Bowie
Young Americans

  (Item #: bowieyoung_1909) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • An outstanding copy of Bowie's one and only soul album with Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it 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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Grateful Dead
Wake Of The Flood

  (Item #: gratewakeo_1904_9) 

Our Price: $249.99
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  • Stunning sound throughout with Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it on both sides and vinyl that is about as quiet as we can find
  • This original pressing has the kind of Tubey Magical Midrange that modern records cannot even BEGIN to reproduce
  • A difficult album to find audiophile quality sound for, this is one of the best copies to ever hit the site
  • "Wake of the Flood was certainly as good - if not arguably better than - most of their previous non-live efforts."
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Stealers Wheel
Stealers Wheel

  (Item #: stealsteal_1807_01_09) 

Our Price: $129.99

  • This early British pressing has superb sound throughout with each side rating a solid Double Plus (A++) - decent vinyl too
  • The legendary Geoff Emerick engineered, which explains why the sound is (potentially) so good on the better pressings.
  • Take it from us: the real British-pressed vinyl from the real master tape makes all the difference in the world
  • 4 Stars: "Ultimately, this very solid outing casts a somber shadow because of unfulfilled expectations. And any record this carefully crafted doesn't deserve to languish in the bins of obscurity..."
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The Beatles
With The Beatles

  (Item #: beatlwitht_1909) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • Hot Stamper sound, and quiet vinyl - this copy is guaranteed to beat any Heavy Vinyl or Half-Speed Mastered pressing you may have heard
  • Looking for the best sound? Try Till There Was You on side one and You Really Got A Hold On Me on the flipside
  • So many great songs: All My Loving, Roll over Beethoven, Money (That's What I Want), Devil In Her Heart...
  • "A sequel of the highest order - one that betters the original by developing its own tone and adding depth. While it may share several similarities with its predecessor - there is an equal ratio of covers-to-originals, a familiar blend of girl group, Motown, R&B, pop, and rock... With the Beatles is a better record that not only rocks harder, it's considerably more sophisticated...
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The Beatles
A Collection of Beatles Oldies

  (Item #: beatlcolle_1909) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • 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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Elvis Costello
Trust

  (Item #: costetrust_1811_1908) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With a Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) side two and an outstanding Double Plus (A++) side one, this copy has Demo Disc sound guaranteed to knock you right out of your listening chair
  • The clarity and transparency allow you to appreciate subtleties in the high end even when the bass and drums are really POUNDING - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • 5 stars: "...their most ambitious and eclectic album to date... Costello & the Attractions demonstrate their musical skill and savvy by essentially sticking to the direct sound of their four-piece band. In the process, they recorded, arguably, their most impressive album, one that demonstrates all sides of Costello's songwriting and performing personality without succumbing to pretentiousness."
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Ray Charles
Sweet & Sour Tears

  (Item #: charlsweet_1804_1904_1908) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • 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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Gerry Mulligan
Jeru

  (Item #: mullijeru_1901_1908) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • This Black Print 360 original stereo pressing put most copies we played to shame with wonderful Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • Tubier, more transparent, more dynamic, with that "jumpin' out of the speakers' quality that only The Real Thing (an old record) ever has
  • Hard to imagine any reissue, vintage or otherwise, can beat the sound of this LP - we sure couldn't find one
  • "Jeru flawlessly swings with a relaxed, throbbing, positive life force."
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Herbie Hancock
My Point of View

  (Item #: hancomypoi_1812_1902_1908) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • A superb sounding copy of Hancock's sophomore release from 1963 - this one earned solid Double Plus (A++) grades for sound 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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Eagles
Desperado

  (Item #: eagledespe_1905_1908) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • 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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Ornette Coleman
Tomorrow Is The Question

  (Item #: colemtomor_1812_1903_1908) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • 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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The Rolling Stones
Let It Bleed

  (Item #: rolliletit_1908_1) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • 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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Rickie Lee Jones
Rickie Lee Jones

  (Item #: jonesricki_1904_1908) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • An outstanding copy of this Singer Songwriter Classic with both sides earning Double Plus (A++) grades for sound - fairly quiet vinyl too
  • Both sides are big and clear, with plenty of warmth and richness befitting an all analog recording, even one from as late as 1979
  • The superbly talented musicians and engineers deserve much of the credit for turning Rickie's debut into a Must Own Audiophile Favorite (and Grammy winner too)
  • 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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The Righteous Brothers
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'

  (Item #: rightyouve_1812_1908) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • You'll find solid Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it on both sides of this outstanding copy
  • You will not believe how SOLID and PRESENT the "brothers" are on this pressing - we've rarely heard them sound this good
  • The vinyl is not as quiet as we would like, but where exactly can you find a vintage copy of this album with vinyl that's quiet?
  • According to music writer Robert Palmer, the effect of the technique used was to create a sound that was "deliberately blurry, atmospheric, and of course huge; Wagnerian rock 'n' roll with all the trimmings."
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Dick Schory - Music To Break Any Mood

Reviewed in 2009

  (Item #: schormusic_2125_2019) 



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

This is the successor to Bang Baaroom, and as you can imagine it's music in the same percussive style, the major difference here being the addition of a giant gong which the producers justifiably take great pride in. This title is also at least 5 times as rare as LSP 1866; I haven't seen one of these in years!

Features standards Caravan, Fascinating Rhythm and Stranger In Paradise, among others.

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Dick Schory
Music To Break Any Mood

  (Item #: schormusic_1905_1908) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • 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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Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin IV

  (Item #: ledze4_1908) 

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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Billie Holiday
Lady In Satin

  (Item #: holidladyi_1802_1904_1908) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • With excellent Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides and exceptionally 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
  • 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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Enya
Watermark

  (Item #: enya_water_1905_1908) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • Triple Triple! An amazing pressing of this New Age masterpiece with Triple Plus (A+++) sound throughout
  • The sound is super clear, open and natural with lots of texture and detail
  • Orinico Flow (aka Sail Away) is the big hit here and it sounds amazing on a copy like this one
  • 5 stars: "...the subtlety that characterizes her work at her best dominates Watermark, with the lovely title track, her multi-tracked voice gently swooping among the lead piano, and strings like a softly haunting ghost, as fine an example as any."
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The Beatles
A Collection of Beatles Oldies

  (Item #: beatlcolle_1908) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • 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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The Pretenders
Learning To Crawl

  (Item #: pretelearn_1908) 

Our Price: $89.99

  • This outstanding pressing offers solid Double Plus (A++) sound from beginning to end - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • It's richer, clearer and more energetic than most of the others we played
  • With Robbie McIntosh having joined the band, this is first and foremost a guitar rock record - his jangly, grungy riffs drive every song
  • 5 stars: "While Hynde hardly held back in her emotionally potent songwriting in the Pretenders' early work, on Learning to Crawl there's a gravity to her lyrics that blended with her tough but wiry melodic sense and streetwise intelligence to create a set of truly remarkable tunes..."
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Fleetwood Mac
Bare Trees

  (Item #: fleetbaret_1706_1904_1908) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • With a nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side two and a seriously good Double Plus (A++) side one, this copy will be very hard to beat
  • It's the impossibly rare copy that's this lively, solid and rich... drop the needle on the title track and you'll see what we mean
  • The albums from Kiln House (1970) through Mystery to Me (1973) have always been some of our favorites by the band
  • "Arguably the first consistently strong album Fleetwood Mac ever recorded [not true, Kiln House is] ... 1972's Bare Trees is also the album where the band finally defines its post-blues musical personality."
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Big Brother & The Holding Company
Self-Titled

  (Item #: bigbrbigbr_1811_1908) 

Our Price: $74.99

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

  (Item #: harriallth_1906_1908_) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • 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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Michael Jackson
Off The Wall

  (Item #: jacksoffth_1905_1908) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two SUPERB sides each rating a Double Plus (A++) for this MJ classic, with some of the most heartfelt music he ever recorded- 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 release - "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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Neil Young
Harvest

  (Item #: youngharve_1908) 

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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The Beatles
Rubber Soul

  (Item #: beatlrubbe_1902_1908) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • You'll find insanely good Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound from first note to last on this UK pressing, just barely beat out by our recent shootout winner - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • We guarantee you've never heard Drive My Car, Norwegian Wood, Nowhere Man and Michelle sound better - and that's just side one
  • A Better Records 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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The Beatles
The White Album

  (Item #: beatlwhite_1908) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • 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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Duke Ellington
At the Bal Masque

  (Item #: ellinbalma_1901_1908) 

Our Price: $199.99

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

  (Item #: steelaja__1908_) 

Our Price: $399.99

  • A STUNNING copy - you won't believe how BIG and BOLD the sound is - Triple Plus (A+++) or close to it on both sides
  • Top 100 and a true Demo Disc on an exceptional pressing like this one - here's the rhythmic energy that supports the jazz funk in the music
  • 4 1/2 stars: "With Aja, Becker and 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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Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Emerson, Lake & Palmer

  (Item #: emersemers_1908) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • This vintage Cotillion pressing boasts outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or close to it from start to finish - exceptionally 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 (quiet vinyl)

Yes
Fragile

  (Item #: yes__fragi_1908) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound and exceptionally quiet vinyl on both sides - Roundabout and Long Distance Runaround are guaranteed to blow your mind
  • Thanks to Eddie Offord's superb engineering, this is some of the best High Production Value Rock Music ever recorded
  • AMG 5 stars, a founding member of our Top 100, and the second of the band's three Must Own Prog Rock Masterpieces*
  • "Fragile was Yes' breakthrough album... it also marked the point where all of the elements of the music (and more) that would define their success for more than a decade fell into place fully formed."
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Count Basie
Basie Big Band

  (Item #: basiebasie_big_band_1904_1908) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • 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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Roy Orbison
Roy Orbison's Greatest Hits

  (Item #: orbisgreat_1908_) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • 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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Michael Jackson
Bad

  (Item #: jacksbad_1908) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A KILLER copy with two Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sides - this is some of the best sound we have ever heard on Bad - exceptionally QUIET vinyl too
  • This one beat every other copy we played against it - the sound is huge, full-bodied, punchy and relatively smooth throughout, with real space and ambience around the vocals and instruments
  • Includes some of Jackson's biggest 80's hits, "Man in the Mirror," "Dirty Diana," Smooth Criminal," and of course, the title track
  • 4 1/2 stars: "... 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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Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac

  (Item #: fleetfleet_1908_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • With superb Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides, this pressing of the self-titled album boasts outstanding 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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Muddy Waters
The Best of Muddy Waters

  (Item #: waterbesto_1908_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • 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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Cannonball Adderley
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy!

  (Item #: addermercy_1812_1908) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • This outstanding 2-pack boasts solid Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides of this 1965 release
  • One of the man's most enjoyable albums - the sound is bigger and livelier and above all balanced, avoiding many of the problems we heard on the originals
  • 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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Fleetwood Mac
Rumours

  (Item #: fleetrumou_1906_1908) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A KILLER copy with Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) sound throughout, just shy of our Shootout Winner
  • 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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Van Morrison
Moondance

  (Item #: morrimoond_1906_1908) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • 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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Pink Floyd
Dark Side Of The Moon

  (Item #: pinkfdarks_1908_1) 

Our Price: $899.99

  • With amazing Triple Plus (A+++) sound or close to it from start to finish, this mindblowing recording is guaranteed to rock your world - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The transparency, the clarity, the energy, the power - it's all here on these very special imports
  • 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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Stephen Stills
Stephen Stills

  (Item #: stillsteph_1812_1908) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • An outstanding copy with Double Plus (A++) sound from first note to the last - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • The sound is HUGE, lively, rich and tubey, with unusually high resolution for the big choruses on side one
  • 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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James Taylor
Sweet Baby James

  (Item #: taylosweet_1906_1908) 

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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Sly and the Family Stone
Greatest Hits

  (Item #: slyangreat_1902_1908) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding pressing of this nearly perfect Sly record with two sides that both earned Double Plus (A++) grades or BETTER 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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The Police
Synchronicity

  (Item #: policsynch_1908) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • 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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Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here

  (Item #: pinkfwishy_1908) 

Our Price: $149.99

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

  (Item #: aerosnight_1908_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • 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 Rolling Stones
Let It Bleed

  (Item #: rolliletit_1908) 

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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Aerosmith
Night In The Ruts

  (Item #: aerosnight_1908) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • 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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The Kinks
Kinda Kinks

  (Item #: kinkskinda_1908) 

Our Price: $449.99

  • This outstanding copy of The Kinks' sophomore release earned Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades 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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Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac

  (Item #: fleetfleet_1908) 

Our Price: $549.99

  • A KILLER copy of Fleetwood Mac's classic 1975 release, earning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades, or very close to it 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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Fleetwood Mac
Greatest Hits

  (Item #: fleetgreat_1901_1907) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An outstanding original British pressing with solid Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides
  • 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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Neil Young
Zuma

  (Item #: youngzuma_1903_1908) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • These Double Plus (A++) sides of Neil's exceptionally well recorded 1975 Masterpiece are guaranteed to floor audiophiles and Neil Young fans alike - exceptionally quiet vinyl too
  • 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
Harvest

  (Item #: youngharve_1902_1908) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With two seriously good Double 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 Better Records 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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Tchaikovsky / Piano Concerto #1 / Richter / Karajan

  (Item #: tchaipiano_dg_1907) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER 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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Cannonball Adderley
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy!

  (Item #: addermercy_1905_1907) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • 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 is bigger and livelier and above all balanced
  • 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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