It is suggested that the compiles available here are used with the Recommended LAME Settings
List of recommended LAME compiles
This list will be kept up to date with the current LAME compiles that are recommended for use for optimal quality and will keep track of any developmental compiles released on this site.
The currently recommended LAME version: 3.97b
Download (594Kb - Win32 compile including lame_enc.dll and lameACM)
Download (174Kb - LameDropXPd: easy to use drag'n'drop LAME frontend for Windows)
Download (131Kb - Linux x86 static compile)
Download (192Kb - MacOS X compile)
You can also finds compiles for several other operating systems (Solaris, BSD, HP-UX, etc.) at RareWares MP3 page
You can obtain them directly at the LAME project's page at Sourceforge.
Download here (1.3Mb).