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Mike – Owner of The ‘In’ Groove

If you have never heard of Mike or The ‘In’ Groove well you should have because Mike has I think one of the best YouTube Channels. His YouTube channel is A great way to stay informed on new arrivals as well as audiophile releases.

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Mike from The ‘In’ Groove

Every Thursday Mike posts new arrivals and restocks in the morning. I look forward to these videos because they keep me up to date on what is coming out and pre-orders. Often talks about prices and gives a good idea of what future prices will likely happen with releases.

He often puts out great videos on audiophile albums, new arrivals, live chat, reviews, and comparisons of albums. Very knowledgeable on everything pertaining to all genres of music as well as equipment. Mike himself is an audiophile and helps to pass on his knowledge freely on his videos.

His website is The ‘In’ Groove where he sells records and T-shirts. The ‘In’ Groove is also a brick-and-mortar store located in Phoenix Arizona where he specializes in high-quality collectible records and Hi-Fi Gear.

Mike Has Update His List

Recently as of 12-27-21, Mike has made a new video and filled out the newest list to 100 albums (instead of the 40 from the previous list). I will still leave the old list down below for reference. Mike has gone through the trouble of making a video for audiophiles or people looking for the best-sounding vinyl records.

These albums in the current state of the vinyl world are subject to being back-ordered or possibly being out of print. Some of the items are awaiting a repress. I would recommend getting the albums you love before they go out of print or buying on the secondary market for an increased price.

Pay attention to the pressing manufacturer and mastering engineer because this is specific to the album listed for the best sound quality. As there can be many other pressings of the same album but can sound drastically different.

Honorable Mentions:

Vinyl Me Please – They have stepped up their game in the audiophile market.

The Top 100 All Analog Records In Print In 2021 That You Should Own

  1. Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin & Paco Delucia – Friday Night In San Francisco (45 RPM Impex)
  2. Horace Silver – 6 pieces of Silver (Blue Note Classic)
  3. John Coltrane – Coltrane’s Sound (ORG 45 RPM)
  4. David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust (Never mentioned current in print though)
  5. Miles Davis – Round About Midnight (Speakers Corner)
  6. The Doobie Brothers – Captain And Me (Speakers Corner)
  7. John Coltrane – Lush Life (Analogue Productions)
  8. Sonny Rollins – Rollins Plays For Bird (Analogue Productions)
  9. Dexter Gordon – Go (Blue Note Classic)
  10. Leopold Stokowski – Rhapsodies (45 RPM Analogue Productions)
  11. Alexander Gibson – Gounod: Faust – Ballet Music / Bizet: Carmen – Suite (Analogue Productions)
  12. Fritz Reiner – Richard Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra (Analogue Productions)
  13. Patricia Barber – Cafe Blue (1 Step Impex)
  14. Ann Pebbles – Straight from the Heart (Speakers Corner)
  15. Ernest Ansermet – The Royal Ballet Gala Performances (Analogue Productions)
  16. Paul Simon – Graceland (Standard in-print cheap version)
  17. Herbie Hancock – Head Hunters (45 RPM Analogue Productions)
  18. Dave Brubeck Quarter – Time Out (45 RPM Analogue Productions)
  19. Hugh Masekela – Hope (45 RPM Analogue Productions)
  20. Lou Donaldson – Mr. Shing-A-Ling (Blue Note Tone Poet)
  21. Buddy Holly – Buddy Holly (Analogue Productions)
  22. Sonny Rollins – Saxophone Colossus (Analogue Productions)
  23. Donald Byrd – Places And Spaces (Blue Note Classic)
  24. Art Blakey & Jazz Messengers – The Big Beat (Blue Note Classic)
  25. The Doors – LA Woman (45 RPM Analogue Productions)
  26. The Doors – Soft Parade (45 RPM Analogue Productions)
  27. The Doors – Morrison Hotel (45 RPM Analogue Productions)
  28. The Doors – Waiting for the Sun (45 RPM Analogue Productions)
  29. Bill Withers – Greatest Hits (45 RPM Mobile Fidelity)
  30. Bob Dylan – Blonde on Blonde (45 RPM Mobile Fidelity)
  31. John Coltrane – Lush Life (Craft Recordings 1Step)
  32. Yusef Lateef – Eastern Sounds (Craft Recordings 1Step)
  33. Lee Morgan – The Cooker (Blue Not Tone Poet)
  34. Elvis Presley – 24 Karat Hits (Analogue Productions)
  35. Chet Baker – Chet Baker in New York (Craft Recordings)
  36. Chet Baker – Chet (Craft Recordings)
  37. Chet Baker – Chet Baker Plays the Best of Lerner and Loewe (Craft Recordings)
  38. Chet Baker – Chet Baker Sings – It Could Happen to You (Craft Recordings)
  39. John Coltrane – Love Supreme (33 RPM Acoustic Sounds/Verve)
  40. Otis Redding – Otis Blue (45 RPM Analogue Productions)
  41. Art Blakey – Indestructible (Blue Note 80s)
  42. Lou Reed – Transformer (Speakers Corner)
  43. João Gilberto & Stan Getz – Getz/Gilberto (45 RPM Analogue Productions)
  44. Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd – Jazz Samba (45 RPM Analogue Productions)
  45. Neil Young – Harvest (Standard In-print)
  46. Al Green – Call Me (Speakers Corner)
  47. Tom Petty – Wildflowers & All The Rest (Standard In-print)
  48. Slim Harpo – The Original King Bee (Analogue Productions)
  49. Alan Parsons Project – I Robot (45 RPM Mobile Fidelity)
  50. Fleetwood Mac – Rumours (45 RPM Pallas version)
  51. Suzuki Isao Trio Quartet – Blow Up (45 RPM Impex)
  52. Son House – The Legendary Son House – Father of Folk Blues (45 RPM Analogue Productions)
  53. Lee Morgan – The Sidewinder (Blue Note Classic)
  54. The Cranberries – Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? (Analog Spark)
  55. Lynyrd Skynyrd – (Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd) (45 RPM Analogue Productions)
  56. Roy Orbison – Crying (45 RPM Analogue Productions/ORG)
  57. Dusty Springfield – Dusty in Memphis (45 RPM Analogue Productions)
  58. Wayne Shorter – Etcetera (Blue Note Tone Poet)
  59. Miles Davis – Kind Of Blue (33 RPM Analogue Productions UHQR)
  60. Warren Zevon – Stand In The Fire (Speakers Corner)
  61. Charles Mingus – The Clown (Speakers Corner)
  62. Herbie Hancock – Crossings (Speakers Corner)
  63. Chet Baker Quartet – Chet Baker in Paris, Vol 1 – Barclay (Sam Records)
  64. Barney Wilen – Jazz sur Seine (Sam Records)
  65. Toto – IV (Speakers Corner)
  66. John Coltrane – Ballads (Acoustic Sounds/Verve)
  67. Chet Baker – Chet Baker Sings (Blue Note Tone Poet)
  68. Supertramp – Breakfast in America (Mobile Fidelity)
  69. Art Blakey & Jazz Messengers – Moanin (Blue Note Classic)
  70. The Flying Burrito Brothers – The Gilded Palace of Sin (Intervention)
  71. Tennessee Ernie Ford – Country Hits…Feelin’ Blue (Analogue Productions)
  72. Dean Martin – Dream With Dean (45 RPM Analogue Productions)
  73. Buck Owens – Buck Owens (Sundazed)
  74. Gary Bias – East 101 (Pure Pleasure)
  75. John Lee Hooker – The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker (Craft Recordings)
  76. The White Stripes – White Blood Cells (Third Man Records)
  77. Fleetwood Mac – 1973 – 1974 Box Set
  78. Miles Davis – Kind of Blue (45 RPM Mobile Fidelity)
  79. Peggy Lee – Black Coffee (Acoustic Sounds/Verve)
  80. Neil Young – Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (Standard In-print)
  81. Nina Simone – Pastel Blues (Acoustic Sounds/Verve)
  82. Grant Green – Born to be Blue (Blue Note Tone Poet)
  83. Baby Face Wilmette – Face to Face (Blue Note Tone Poet)
  84. Van Morrison – Moondance (Standard back on black version Kevin Gray)
  85. Bill Evans – Trio 64 (Acoustic Sounds/Verve)
  86. Albert King – Born Under a Bad Sign (Speakers Corner)
  87. Charles Mingus – Mingus x5 (Acoustic Sounds/Verve)
  88. Miles Davis – Ascenseur pour l’échafaud (Sam Records)
  89. Curtis Amy – Katanga (Blue Note Tone Poet)
  90. Gillian Welch – The Lost Songs (Acony Records)
  91. Fritz Reiner – Scheherazade (45 RPM Analogue Productions)
  92. Nathan Davis with Georges Arvanitas Trio – Live in Paris (Sam Records)
  93. Muddy Waters – Folk Singer (45 RPM Analogue Productions)
  94. Helen Merrill – Helen Merrill (Analogue Productions)
  95. Hank Mobley – Soul Station (Blue Note Classic)
  96. Cannonball Adderley – Somethin’ Else (Blue Note Classic)
  97. Nivana – Nevermind (non anniversary in-print Pallas pressing)
  98. Earth, Wind & Fire – That’s The Way Of The World (Impex)
  99. Dire Straits – Love Over Gold (45 RPM Mobile Fidelity)
  100. Dire Straits – Communique (45 RPM Mobile Fidelity)
  101. Dire Straits – Making Movies (45 RPM Mobile Fidelity)
  102. Dire Straits – Dire Straits (45 RPM Mobile Fidelity)

Older List – Orginal List

It says a hundred records but in fact, it is down to 40 some records that are still in print, as many of these have gone out of print since the initial posting. This is the older list that might be of interest to some so I will keep it on here as well.

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  1. Canned Heat & John Lee Hooker – Hooker ‘N Heat (Pure Pleasure)
  2. Tom Petty – Wildflowers & All The Rest 3XLp
  3. Isao Suzuki Trio – Blow Up (Impex)
  4. Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto – Getz and Gilberto (Analog Productions 45rpm)
  5. Helen Merrill – Helen Merrill (Analogue Productions)
  6. Dusty Springfield – Dusty In Memphis (Analogue Productions)
  7. Hugh Masekela – Hope (Analogue Productions)
  8. Paul Simon – Graceland
  9. Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd – Jazz Samba (Analogue Productions)
  10. Dire Straits – Making Movies (MFSL)
  11. Norah Jones – Come Away With Me (Analogue Productions)
  12. Dean Martin – Dream With Dean (Analogue Productions)
  13. Wayne Shorter – Etcetera (Tone Poet Blue Note)
  14. Slim Harpo – The Original King Bee (Analogue Productions)
  15. Alanis Morissette – Jagged Little Pill
  16. Art Blakey – Indestructible (Blue Note 80th)
  17. Roy Orbison – Crying (Analog Productions)
  18. Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin & Paco Delucia – Friday Night In San Francisco (Impex)
  19. Doors – L.A. Woman (Analogue Productions)
  20. Muddy Watters – Folk Singer (Analogue Productions)
  21. Dire Straits – Love Over Gold (MFSL)
  22. Dire Straits – Dire Straits (MFSL)
  23. Elvis Presley – 24 Karat Hits (Analogue Productions)
  24. Herbie Hancock – Head Hunters (Analogue Productions)
  25. Lee Morgan – The Sidewinder (Blue Note Classic Series)
  26. Dave Brubeck Quartet – Time Out (Analogue Productions 45 rpm)
  27. John Coltrane – A Love Supreme (Analogue Productions)
  28. Ernest Ansermet – The Royal Ballet Gala Performances (Analogue Productions)
  29. Miles Davis – Kind Of Blue (Numbered MFSL 45rpm box set)
  30. Linda Ronstadt – Heart Like A Wheel (MFSL)
  31. Fleetwood Mac – Rumours (45 rpm)
  32. Otis Redding – Otis Blue (Analogue Productions)
  33. Lou Reed – Transformer (Speakers Corner)
  34. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (Analogue Productions)
  35. Son House – Father Of Folk Blues (Analogue Productions 45 rpm)
  36. Ann Peebles – Straight From The Heart (Speakers Corner)
  37. Al Green – Call Me (Speakers Corner)
  38. The Cranberries – Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? (Analog Spark)
  39. Neil Young – Harvest
  40. The Alan Parsons Project – I Robot (MFSL)

Other Lists To Check Out

Also, check out Michael Fremer’s list here, Michael Fremer 100 All Analog In Print Reissued Records You Should Own List.


  • ardis hersom says:

    I’ve been looking for a list to help me get started collecting audiophile recordings and this is a great start to build upon.
    Thanks for putting this up!
    What record would you recommend or love from the list?

    • admin says:

      Glad to help Ardis! I don’t know if you are into jazz at all but I have been really immersing myself in it. For the money any of the Blue Note Classics Reissue Series sound amazing. Probably the cheapest way to get an audiophile recording that is all analog and is mastered by one of the best mastering engineers out there. The Blue Note Record label is known for its jazz music.

      If you are in to rock The Doors – LA Woman is really great and is still being pressed and sold. Also, the Dire Straits albums are all great.

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