Discogs Top 100 – Most Expensive Records

Being record collectors ourselves, we’ve paid our fair share of hefty sums for long sought after records that were pressed in shamefully low numbers. We were curious to see if anything we’ve purchased ranked amongst the highest priced items that have sold in the Discogs Marketplace since we launched in 2005. While we won’t say whether or not our purchases made the cut, for the sake of our relationships, we thought you might be interested in seeing this list of the most expensive records sold.

I’ve also added this as a list within Discogs. If you haven’t checked out the recently added lists feature, here’s a good example of how it might be used.

This list of 100 releases are items that were actually sold and paid for. All prices have been converted to $USD based on exchange rates at the time of sale.

Update: We’ve come a long way since posting this list of expensive records way back in 2010. In fact, we now publish a most expensive records list every month! You can see them all here. In addition, our 2017 State of Discogs report includes a summary of the most expensive records for the entire year. You’ll notice some very pricey albums on that report, with a few releases nearing $15,000. Enjoy!

1) $4143 Mistafide – Equidity Funk (12″)
2) $2000 Mtiilation – Vampires Of Black Imperial Blood (2xLP, Ltd)
3) $1250 Concept Of AL.P.S., The – Unknown (12″, EP)
4) $1200 Ryvon D.J.
– I’m Gonna Dance (Take Me Tonight) (12″)
5) $1200 Weldon Irvine – Time Capsule (LP)
6) $1125 Keefy Keef – Cause I’m Keefy Keef (12″)
7) $1051 Les Joyaux De La Princesse – Exposition Internationale – Arts Et Techniques – Paris 1937 (Box, Ltd + 7″, Blu + 2xCDr)
8) $1000 La Paris – One Night Lover (12″)
9) $999 Cobra MCees – The M-Go / Blow This Town (12″)
10) $982 La Monte Young – The Well-Tuned Piano 81 X 25 6:17:50 – 11:18:59 PM NYC (5xLP + Box)
11) $950 California (2) – Volerei (12″, Maxi)
12) $885 Throbbing Gristle – Live From The Death Factory (LP, Pic)
13) $851 Phase N’ Rhythm – Brainfood / Hyperactive (12″)
14) $833 Various – Back To The Lab (LP)
15) $831 Jennifer Warnes – The Hunter (LP)
16) $831 Genocide Organ – Klan Kountry (7″, Ltd, Spe)
17) $826 Clarence – Hyperspace Sound Lab (12″)
18) $814 Bill Brandon / Lorraine Johnson – We Fell In Love While Dancing / The More I Get, The More I Want (12″, Promo)
19) $799 Pet Shop Boys – Yes (11×12″ + Box, Ltd)
20) $796 Throbbing Gristle – Desertshore Installation (12xCDr, Ltd)
21) $754 Genocide Organ – Leichenlinie (LP, Album, Ltd, Han)
22) $750 Mystie – Have I Lost You? / Chains Of Passion / Deception (12″)
23) $740 Boards Of Canada – Twoism (LP)
24) $733 Various – Equinox Chapter One (12″)
25) $712 Cloud One Featuring Margo Williams – Don’t Let My Rainbow Pass Me By (12″)
26) $699 Intergalactic Orchestra, The – Super Nova (LP)
27) $697 Death In June / Les Joyaux De La Princesse – stenbrun (LP + 7″ + , Ltd, Bla)
28) $691 Tool (2) – Selections From nima (12″, Pic, Promo)
29) $685 Stella Steevens – Butterfly (12″)
30) $667 M.C. Price & D.J. Trouble
– My Life Story / The Price Is Right (12″, Single)
31) $667 Concept Of Alps, The – Intensity (12″, Blu)
32) $666 Proiekt Hat – Resolution 3379 (5xLP + 12″ + Cass + VHS + Box)
33) $663 Kluster (3) – 1969-1972 (6xLP, Album + Box, Ltd)
34) $661 Pierce Brothers (2) / Starbirth – Party Person / Jammin (12″)
35) $653 Ernie Ranglin and DXJ – Phantoms Of The Bass (12″)
36) $652 Les Joyaux De La Princesse – Aux Petits Enfants De France (Cass, Ltd)
37) $650 Sensitive (2) – Driving (12″)
38) $650 Indikator (2) – The Vision (12″, EP)
39) $650 Phill Most Chill – On Tempo Jack (12″)
40) $650 Keek & Qagee – Don’t Say It Sing It (12″)
41) $642 Genocide Organ – A Case Of Ortophedic Fetishism (Acetate, 7″, Single, Ltd)
42) $641 Grand Wizard Theodore & Fantastic Romatic Five, The – Can I Get A Soul Clapp “Fresh Out The Pack” (12″)
43) $633 Various – MASK 100 (12″, Ltd)
44) $620 Merzbow – Merzbox (50xCD + 2xCD-ROM + Box, Ltd)
45) $620 Gatsby – Love Sign (12″)
46) $617 Various – The House Of Hits – The History Of House Music (11xCD, Comp, Ltd, P/Mixed + Box)
47) $609 Corner 2 Corner – Anyday / Corners 2 Corporations (12″)
48) $605 Prodigy, The – Scienide (12″)
49) $600 3’Da Hard Way – A Dirty Cop Named Harry (12″)
50) $590 Various – Music (2xLP + Box)
51) $589 Jack Sass Band
– Save My Life (12″)
52) $589 Kraftwerk – 12345678 (Box, Promo + 8xCD, Copy Prot.)
53) $587 Coil – The Restitution Of Decayed Intelligence (Acetate, 12″, Ltd)
54) $584 Throbbing Gristle – TG24 (25xCD)
55) $583 Jean Tinguely – Mta (7″)
56) $581 Hipnotic (2) – Are You Lonely? (12″)
57) $577 Fugatives From Hell – Biz With The Skillz (12″)
58) $575 Der Blutharsch – Der Sieg Des Lichtes Ist Des Lebens Heil! (Box, Ltd + 5×7″)
59) $560 Burzum – Hvis Lyset Tar Oss (LP, Album, Ltd)
60) $554 James “Jack Rabbit” Martin – There Are Dreams And There Is Escape (12″, Album)
61) $553 Nurse With Wound – Flawed Existence (4xLP, Comp, Ltd + 10″, Red + 5″, Red + Box, Sou)
62) $550 Dope And A Gun – Who Got The Flava? / I Get Open (12″)
63) $550 Coil – Astral Disaster (LP, Album, Ltd, Red)
64) $547 Ruthless Rod & M.C. Dollar – Loud As A Banshee (12″, EP)
65) $540 Acen – Trip To The Moon (Omar Santana Remix) (10″, Promo, Ltd, S/Sided)
66) $538 Various – 20′ To 2000 (12xMinimax, Lim + 12xCD, Ltd, Com)
67) $533 Michael Jackson – Smile (12″)
68) $525 Brothers, The – Brothers Theme (12″, Promo)
69) $523 Various – Equinox Chapter One (12″)
70) $520 Oasis (2) – Lp Box Set (Box, Ltd + 14xLP)
71) $520 New Sin – Black Fantasy (12″)
72) $516 Andr Szigethy – Andr Szigethy (LP, Album)
73) $500 Coil – Absinthe Coil (CD, Ltd + Box, Ltd, Woo)
74) $500 Da Minds Of Sol – Blinded By Da Light / Holocaust Part II (12″)
75) $500 Derrick May – In 87 (Acetate, 10″)
76) $500 Carl Craig – Untitled (Acetate, 10″)
77) $500 K-A-T-A – Fires In The Night (12″, Maxi)
78) $500 Le Cop – Le Roc / Law (12″)
79) $500 Full Body – You Got To Dance (12″)
80) $500 Scratch Zone Symphony With M.C. Clock – So Smooth (12″)
81) $500 Jackie Stoudemire – Invisible Wind (12″)
82) $499 Lord Aaqil – Check It Out (12″, EP)
83) $498 Dario Dell’Aere – Eagles In The Night (12″)
84) $497 Die Tdliche Doris – Chre & Soli (8×4″, Col + Box)
85) $493 Grand Master Chilly-T & Stevie G (3) / Keeling Beckford Connection – Rock The Message Rap / Back To Back (12″)
86) $492 Taj-Mahal Travellers, The – July 15, 1972 (LP, Quad)
87) $492 Phill Most Chill – The Be Intelligent E.P. (12″, EP, Ltd)
88) $491 Limit Eccitation – In The Dark (12″)
89) $491 Genocide Organ – Save Our Slaves (12″ + 7″ + , Ltd)
90) $491 Ronnie Love – Let’s Make Love / Nothing To It (12″, Promo)
91) $491 Jo.Boyer – Isabelle And The Rain / Milady (12″)
92) $491 James “Jack Rabbit” Martin – Only Want To Be (12″, Ltd, W/Lbl, Promo)
93) $491 Carl Marshall & S.D.’S, The – I’ll Give My Heart To You (LP)
94) $489 Isis (6) – Shades Of The Swarm (Box, Ltd + 12xVinyl, Album, RE, RM)
95) $485 Xymox – Subsequent Pleasures (12″)
96) $475 D.J. Baby J & E. Rock Cometh – Tales From The Lite Side (12″)
97) $474 SpeedyQ’s & Armaguet Nad – Untitled (12″, Ltd)
98) $470 High Fidelity (2) – High Fidelity (LP)
99) $469 Ash Ra Tempel – Ash Ra Tempel (LP, Album)
100) $461 M.C. Outloud
– Clean And Sober (12″)

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5 Comments
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  • Jan 2,2014 at 9:21 am

    raymey
    I think you really should be putting this message elsewhere. A new thread or something.
    Anyway, your album is not very rare, although in excellent condition it would be worth a bit, but as this was a major release at the time, lots of copies were sold.
    Best way to assess it’s value is to see what others are selling for.

  • Nov 3,2013 at 11:03 pm

    Found a beatle album in the attic. A collector told me it was fairly valuable. Can anyone educate me. The title is “Introducing…The Beatles Englands No.1 vocal group” It is on a Vee Jay lable and is original. It has a # SR1062 in the upper right corner. He said it is in excellent condition. I will offer it up for sale if anyone is interested. E-mail: Stingfuotoray@optonline.net

  • Aug 11,2013 at 12:56 pm

    Erm, did I dream or there was a functionnality to evaluate the ‘worth’/’value’ of a collection, with three results, down/average/top values. Has it been taken off?

  • Jun 23,2013 at 10:49 pm

    Need’s a update…

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