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Return to Forever – Romantic Warrior – Our Shootout Winner from 2011

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Romantic Warrior


A distinguished member of the Better Records Jazz Hall of Fame.

This White Hot Stamper Romantic Warrior has a side one that will blow your mind. It’s 100% guaranteed to bring any stereo to its knees! Turn this one up and prepare yourself for the kind of sound that perhaps one out of a hundred records has to offer, with cymbal crashes that really crash, bass that threatens to move your house off its foundation and energy that is hard to believe was encoded into a thin piece of vinyl decades ago. But here it is! This copy is all that and more. 

Romantic Warrior is MY FAVORITE JAZZ/ROCK FUSION ALBUM of all time! As good as the music is, the sound is even BETTER! This is the Jazz/Rock Demo Disc that stands head and shoulders above the rest. In my experience, no record of this kind is more DYNAMIC or has better BASS. Not one. Demo Disc doesn’t begin to do these kind of sonics justice.

Simply put, not only is this one of the greatest MUSICAL statements of all time, it’s one of the great RECORDING STATEMENTS. Few albums in the history of the world can lay claim to this kind of POWER and ENERGY. (more…)

Letter of the Week – Romantic Warrior

One of our good customers had this to say about some Hot Stampers he purchased recently:

Hey Tom, 

We know Better Records are big fans of Return to Forever, Romantic Warrior, and so are we. I saw a white hot copy (Both sides!) on your website, and immediately ran upstairs to tell my son. We both drooled over the listing for a couple minutes, My son turned to me and said ” Dad.I’ll split it with you!” Done! We listened to all of side one the day it came, Magic! Even better than we imagined! From time to time, we pull the album out and listen to an entire side. Just as great now as it ever was! The gift that keeps on giving! (more…)