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Tony Mottola
Warm, Wild and Wonderful

  (Item #: mottowarmw_1411_1) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • An AMAZING find - one of the best guitar recordings we've ever played!
  • So present and real it will put to shame 99% of what you may own
  • If you want a spectacular Demo Disc to astound your friends, this is it
  • Both sides have superb sonics. The music is interesting and great fun


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Neil Young - After the Gold Rush

Listening in Depth

  (Item #: youngafter_depth) 



Another in our series of Home Audio Exercises with advice on What to Listen For (WTLF) as you critically evaluate your copy of After the Gold Rush.

Folks, a Hot Stamper collection of the Greatest Records of All Time would not be complete without a knockout copy this album, that’s why it's been a Better Records All Time Top Ten Rock Title right from the start. We built our reputation on finding Demo Disc Quality recordings like this. Who else can offer you a copy of the album that delivers this kind of ANALOG MAGIC?

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James Taylor - James Taylor

  (Item #: taylojames_fame) 



A distinguished member of our Unconventional Hall of Fame.

We played a big stack of nothing but British Original pressings, and this one was the best overall by far. Side one rates above A+, side two rates above A++, and both sides play a solid Mint Minus throughout. There might be a better sounding copy out there somewhere, but we’re certainly not bold enough to expect to find it.

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Roxy Music - Stranded

  (Item #: roxymstran_fame) 



A distinguished member of our Unconventional Hall of Fame.

Stranded is one of the better recordings by the band, coming in second for sonics only to the first album, which is really saying something considering that the first album is a Top 100 title. The Tubey Magic on the early albums has to be heard to be believed.

In our experience the right British original Sunray Island pressing is always the King. (There are some bad sounding Island LPs out there, so don’t assume the Sunray is the answer. It’s potentially the right answer. Without at least five copies in hand you won't know whether the copy you like is a true Hot Stamper or a not-that-hot-Hot Stamper.)

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Spooky Tooth - It’s All About

  (Item #: spookitsal_fame) 



A distinguished member of our Unconventional Hall of Fame.

This lovely Island Sunray British Import LP has some of the BEST SOUND I’ve ever heard for this band. Glyn Johns has done it again! Side one is amazing -- super sweet and spacious, OVERFLOWING with tubey magic. If you love trippy pop as much as we do here at Better Records -- think Dark Side of the Moon, Taking Tiger Mountain, Ambrosia, Magical Mystery Tour, Thick As A Brick and the like -- you may find this one right up your alley.

It’s the first and only super clean British early pressing we have ever seen. The sound by Glyn Johns absolutely blew us away; not many records in the last thirty years have been recorded this well.

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Bill Evans
Quintessence

  (Item #: evansquint_1411) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • Excellent Double Plus sound for both sides of this very well recorded album
  • Big, full and musical with great space and energy
  • Exceptionally quiet Mint Minus vinyl, damn good for Fantasy in the '70s
  • Evans is joined here by an all-star lineup of Harold Land, Kenny Burrell, Ray Brown and the great Philly Joe Jones.
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Elton John
Empty Sky

  (Item #: john_empty_1411) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • An excellent Double Plus side two, backed with a Single Plus side one
  • Rich and full-bodied with good clarity and sweetness up top
  • A crazy debut album that sounds great on the right pressing
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Marty Robbins
Gunfighter Ballads & Trail Songs

  (Item #: robbigunfi_1411) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Stunning Triple Plus sound on both sides
  • Amazingly rich and full-bodied with superb clarity and dynamic range
  • 4 1/2 stars in Allmusic: "The single most influential album of Western songs in post-World War II American music."
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David Bowie
Young Americans

  (Item #: bowieyoung_1411_2) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • A killer pressing, at or near Double Plus on both sides
  • Balanced, punchy and present with great energy
  • One of our favorite Bowie albums, with some really great songs -- Fame and the title track for starters
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The Rolling Stones
Exile On Main Street

  (Item #: rolliexile_1411_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Excellent, at or near Double Plus on all four sides
  • Rich, smooth and musical with good energy
  • A very tough album to find with four good sides
  • A 5 star album in the All Music Guide: "Few other albums have been so rich and masterful."
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Steeleye Span
Commoners Crown

  (Item #: steelcommo_1411) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A killer pressing, Triple Plus on side one and Double plus on side two
  • Really lively and present with tons of space and richness
  • Relatively quiet vinyl, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "Steeleye Span's most engaging album."
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James Taylor
JT

  (Item #: taylojt_1411_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Two excellent sides rating at or above Double Plus
  • Big, spacious and clear with great texture and detail throughout
  • Your Smiling Face and Handy Man sound great here
  • 4 stars on Allmusic and a Better Records Top 100 title
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The Moody Blues
A Question of Balance

  (Item #: moodyaques_1411_1) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • Excellent sound, with both sides earning Double Plus grades
  • Plenty of richness and body, with way more energy and top end than we typically hear
  • Includes the big hit Question, which sounds excellent here
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The Moody Blues
A Question of Balance

  (Item #: moodyaques_1411) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Two stunning sides, both rating at or near Triple Plus
  • Huge and spacious with great presence and tons of rich, sweet Tubey Magic
  • Includes the big hit Question, which sounds fantastic
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Jennifer Warnes
Famous Blue Raincoat

  (Item #: warnefamou_1411_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A great pressing with both sides rating at or above Single Plus
  • Clean, clear and present with plenty of energy
  • Super quiet, Mint Minus throughout
  • 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic: "Her first taste of real critical success."
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The Beatles
Let It Be

  (Item #: beatlletit_1411_1) 

Our Price: $599.99

  • A stunning pressing, with two Triple Plus sides
  • The sound here is incredibly rich, dynamic and powerful
  • The Beatles sound like a real rock band here, with natural, live-in-the-studio sound
  • 4 1/2 stars in Allmusic
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Edmundo Ros - Ros On Broadway

  (Item #: ros__onbro_fame) 



A distinguished member of our Unconventional Hall of Fame.

Edmundo Ros and his orchestra don't command much respect these days from the general record buying public. As for audiophiles, it's doubtful that many even know who he or they is/are. But we at Better Records are going to change that, starting with this very record, because it's one of the best sounding records we have ever heard. Stampers just do not get any HOTTER than these!

From the perspective of a level playing field, I cannot think of a single rock record that sounds as BIG and DYNAMIC, nor one that is as spacious and clear, as is the side two of this London Blueback. As good as the best German pressings of Dark Side of the Moon may be, shockingly good in fact, this recording is clearly more exciting and lifelike, with instrumental timbres that are uncannily accurate. It's truly the Demo Disc to beat them all!

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Alberta Hunter
Amtrak Blues

  (Item #: hunteamtra_1411) 

Our Price: $179.99

  • Absolutely amazing sound - Alberta is uncannily present and real on this copy
  • Side one is White Hot and side two is only just shy of our top grade
  • This is High Fidelity Top Quality Uncolored Studio Sound like few records you've heard
  • The Allmusic User Rating for this album is Five Stars and it's not hard to see why


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The Beatles
With the Beatles

  (Item #: beatlwitht_1411_3) 

Our Price: $119.99

  • Two great sides, both clocking in at Single Plus
  • The sound here is rich, full and present
  • Til There Was You and You Really Got A Hold On Me sound particularly good
  • AMG 5 Stars: "a better record that not only rocks harder, it's considerably more sophisticated..."
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The Who
Tommy

  (Item #: who__tommy_1411_1) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • A killer copy, with Double Plus sound on sides one and three
  • Sides two and four are great in their own right, clocking in at or above Single Plus
  • A truly incredible recording and a long-standing member of our Top 100
  • Tons of good songs here, 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic
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Steely Dan
Gaucho

  (Item #: steelgauch_1411_1) 

Our Price: $379.99

  • A killer Top Copy, with a Triple Plus side one and an excellent Double Plus side two
  • Amazingly big, defined bottom end with tons of richness and superb dynamics
  • The final entry in the classic Steely Dan album catalog
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Boz Scaggs
Silk Degrees

  (Item #: scaggsilkd_1411_2) 

Our Price: $299.99

  • A killer pressing with a Triple Plus side two and a Double Plus side one
  • Lively and full-bodied with a fantastic low end -- Lowdown and Lido Shuffle sound amazing here
  • Quiet vinyl, Mint Minus on both sides
  • 5 stars in Allmusic: "Both artistically and commercially...his greatest success."
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Schubert / Symphony No. 9 "The Great" / Krips / LSO

  (Item #: schubsym9_shame) 


  • Big, rich, smooth sound for this powerful orchestral masterpiece
  • Three-dimensional depth and space, lovely 1958 Tubey Magic
  • The power of a large orchestra in Decca Golden Age sound
  • On quiet vinyl no less, Mint Minus from start to finish
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Steely Dan
Gaucho

  (Item #: steelgauch_1411) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Two excellent Double Plus sides
  • Solid, punchy and full-bodied with great clarity
  • 4 stars in the AMG, 4 1/2 in Rolling Stone
  • The final entry in the classic Steely Dan album catalog
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Rossini / Overtures / Maag / PCO

  (Item #: rossiovert_1411) 

Our Price: $79.99

  • Rich, lush Tubey Magical sound in the best Decca tradition
  • Side one was Super Hot, with big bass and great energy
  • Another top Ken Wilkinson / Decca Tree vintage recording from 1958
  • The best combination of performance and sound that we know of for these works
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Chopin and Delibes/ Les Sylphides/ Maag/ PCO

  (Item #: chopilessy) 



Sonic Grade: B+

CS 6026. A dynamic and excellent sounding pressing. This record has lovely string tone. Lots of tubey magic. Not one of the rarest Londons, but certainly one of the most enjoyable.

[This is a very old commentary so take it for what it's worth.]

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Neil Young
After The Gold Rush

  (Item #: youngafter_1411) 

Our Price: $319.99

  • An amazing Double to Triple Plus side two backed with a great Single to Double Plus side one
  • Super quiet, playing Mint Minus from beginning to end
  • A Top 100 title, and a Demo Disc that will knock your socks off
  • "One of the definitive singer/songwriter albums" -- All Music Guide, 5 stars
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Philippe Entremont
Fantasy - Impromptu

  (Item #: chopifanta_1411) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • A White Hot side two; the piano is huge, rich and real
  • A Super Hot side one, the piano is dynamic and right in the room with you
  • One of the best solo piano recordings we've played in a long time
  • Debussy's Clair de Lune and 10 more piano pieces of great beauty and charm
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Peter Gabriel - So

Listening in Depth

  (Item #: gabriso_depth) 



Another in our series of Home Audio Exercises with advice on What to Listen For (WTLF) as you critically evaluate your copy of So.

With a digital recording such as this, the margin for mastering error is very slim. Most copies just aren't worth the vinyl they're pressed on. They can sound harsh, gritty, grainy, edgy, and thin. We love this music and we know there are great copies out there, so we keep picking these up. More often than not, we're left cold.

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Simply Red
Picture Book

  (Item #: simplpictu_fame) 



A distinguished member of our Unconventional Hall of Fame.

A WHITE HOT A+++ SIDE ONE backed with an EXCELLENT A++ SIDE ONE! Finally, Analog Sound for this wonderful music. The average copy of this album may sound like you’re playing a CD, but not this one. Here is the warmth and richness and depth you didn’t know you could find on Simply Red’s Masterpiece (assuming you were even looking). That flat, opaque, dry CD sound that we all love to hate is not to be found on this pressing.

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Sergio Mendes
Look Around

  (Item #: mendelooka_1411) 

Our Price: $74.99

  • Great Single Plus sound on both sides
  • The overall sound is rich, lively and musical
  • The Look of Love and With a Little Help from My Friends sound great here
  • 4 1/2 stars in the AMG: "a gorgeous record of Brasil '66 at the peak of its form"


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Pink Floyd
Dark Side Of The Moon

  (Item #: pinkfdarks_1411_3) 

Our Price: $349.99

  • Truly excellent, at or near Double Plus on both sides
  • Big, rich and dynamic sound, just right for this spectacular album
  • Dark Side is one of the best rock recordings we know of
  • 5 stars in the AMG, and a Better Records Rock and Pop Top 100 album
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Emmylou Harris
Roses In The Snow

  (Item #: harriroses_1411) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • Two excellent sides rating at or near Double Plus
  • Clear and lively with great warmth and musicality
  • Quiet vinyl, Mint Minus throughout
  • 4 1/2 stars in Allmusic: "Ranks among Emmylou Harris' riskiest -- and most satisfying -- gambits."
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The B-52s
The B-52s

  (Item #: b-52sb-52s_1411_1) 

Our Price: $99.99

  • Two great sides, both clocking in at or above Single Plus
  • The sound here is solid and full-bodied throughout
  • This is an excellent recording, with great clarity, presence and punch
  • 5 stars in the All Music Guide, Better Records Top 100
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Jellyfish
Bellybutton

  (Item #: jellybelly_1411) 

Our Price: $169.99

  • Excellent Double Plus sound or close to it on both sides
  • Side one is rich and full with no edginess
  • Side two is super lively and energetic
  • All Music calls this album "delightful" and we fully agree!


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Average White Band
Average White Band

  (Item #: averaavera_1411) 

Our Price: $59.99

  • Great solid Single Plus sound from beginning to end
  • Side one is musical and tonally right from top to bottom
  • Side two is big and rich with plenty of bass
  • "... it was clear this was anything but an "average" white band." - All Music
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Jethro Tull - Aqualung

British Band, British Pressing... Right?

  (Item #: jethraqual_myth_2014) 



Nope. It’s just another Record Myth.

As we’ve noted so many times before, this British band, like many of their brethren, had their master tapes sent to America to make our much-maligned domestic pressings. I maligned them myself, wrongly I now realize.

It takes an amazing stereo and a top quality Hot Stamper pressing to get this music to work its magic. If you are lucky enough to have those two things, you will not believe how good this album sounds on domestic vinyl, so much better than you ever thought possible. It’s not perfect, but with the right pressing you can hear why Anderson, his bandmates, the engineer and producer all thought they had put a real winner down on tape.

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Jethro Tull - Twenty Years Of Jethro Tull (5 LP Box Set)

  (Item #: jethrtwent_2014) 



Sonic Grade: F

A Hall of Shame pressing.

And the sound is digitally remastered garbage.

This is a Minty looking Chrysalis 5 LP Box Set from 1988, featuring rare outtakes, unreleased cuts, live performances and more. The set comes with an full-color 24 page booklet which is in IMMACULATE condition.

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Perez Prado
Prez

  (Item #: pradoprez_1411) 

Our Price: $149.99

  • A wonderful copy with Super Hot Stamper sound on both sides
  • Tubey Magical Stereoscopic presentation like you will not believe
  • This copy is super spacious, sweet and positively dripping with ambience
  • Vintage analog at its best -- the magic really comes through on this pressing


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The Beatles
Abbey Road

  (Item #: beatlabbey_1410s) 

Our Price: $199.99
Sale Price: $179.00 (You save $20.99 / 10%)


  • A wonderful sounding, quiet copy of Abbey Road -- every collection needs one!
  • Side one rates a solid Single Plus — Come Together, Something and Oh Darling sound pretty damn good
  • Side two rates a Double Plus, giving you excellent sound for the famous medley
  • A Better Records Top 100 album, 5 stars on Allmusic
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Dire Straits
Brothers In Arms

  (Item #: diresbroth_1408s) 

Our Price: $199.99
Sale Price: $179.00 (You save $20.99 / 10%)


  • Excellent Double Plus sound on both sides
  • Side one is rich and full-bodied; side two is huge and present
  • So Far Away, Money For Nothing and Walk Of Life all sound great here
  • A 4 star album in the AMG
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Bruce Springsteen
Born To Run

  (Item #: sprinbornt_1408s) 

Our Price: $199.99
Sale Price: $179.00 (You save $20.99 / 10%)


  • A killer pressing with Double Plus (A++) sound on both sides
  • Thunder Road and the title track sound fantastic here
  • Relatively quiet, playing Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • A 5 star album in the AMG, and arguably the Boss' first masterpiece
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Bloomfield-Kooper-Stills
Super Session

  (Item #: bloomsuper_1408s) 

Our Price: $199.99
Sale Price: $179.00 (You save $20.99 / 10%)


  • Excellent Double Plus sound from start to finish
  • Relatively quiet vinyl throughout — Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • Both sides are clean, clear and open with great energy
  • 4 1/2 Stars in the All Music Guide
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Linda Ronstadt
Heart Like A Wheel

  (Item #: ronstheart_1408s) 

Our Price: $199.99
Sale Price: $179.00 (You save $20.99 / 10%)


  • Double Plus sound for both sides, truly excellent
  • Side one is spacious and detailed with great energy
  • Side two is balanced and musical with no edge or grit
  • AMG 5 Stars and a notoriously tough album to find with good sound
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Stevie Wonder
Innervisions

  (Item #: wondeinner_1407s) 

Our Price: $219.99
Sale Price: $179.00 (You save $40.99 / 19%)


  • Excellent Double Plus sound on side one — big and open with powerful energy
  • Side two is not far behind — rich, punchy and dynamic
  • AMG 5 stars: "...one of his greatest, most important works..."
  • A Better Records Rock and Pop Top 100 album
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Santana
Santana (III)

  (Item #: santasanta3_1409s) 

Our Price: $219.99
Sale Price: $199.00 (You save $20.99 / 10%)


  • Side two has Double to Triple Plus sound — transparent and three-dimensional with great energy
  • Side one rates Single to Double Plus with big, full sound
  • 4 1/2 stars in the All Music Guide: "[A]n album that has aged extremely well"
  • The most tubey magical Santana recording -- great old-school analog richness
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Michael McDonald
If That's What It Takes

  (Item #: mcdoniftha_1409s) 

Our Price: $219.99
Sale Price: $199.00 (You save $20.99 / 10%)


  • Superb sound throughout, between Double and Triple Plus on both sides
  • Clear and dynamic with tons of space
  • 4 1/2 stars in Allmusic
  • A triumph of engineering by the amazing Lee Herschberg
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Jimi Hendrix
Axis: Bold As Love

  (Item #: hendraxisb_1408s) 

Our Price: $219.99
Sale Price: $199.00 (You save $20.99 / 10%)


  • Excellent sound throughout, rating at or near Double Plus
  • Side one is full and present with relaxed, natural tonality
  • Side two is super energetic and lively with great clarity and presence
  • Relatively quiet vinyl, playing Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus on both sides
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Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin IV

  (Item #: ledzeIV_1408s_1) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • A great pressing, with both sides earning a Single Plus or better
  • Side one is open and spacious with a nice top end, and side two is very energetic and presence
  • Very quiet vinyl for this album, Mint Minus on side one and close for side two
  • A Better Records Rock & Pop Top 100, and an undeniable classic
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Jimi Hendrix
The Jimi Hendrix Concerts

  (Item #: hendrjimih_1408s) 

Our Price: $229.99
Sale Price: $199.00 (You save $30.99 / 13%)


  • Excellent sound throughout, at or near Double Plus on all four sides
  • The sound here is big and lively with tons of rich Tubey Magic
  • Quiet vinyl for the entire album
  • A great-sounding live Hendrix album
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