most expensive december 2020

The Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in December 2020

Discogs is back with another monthly breakdown of the most expensive vinyl, cassettes, and CDs sold in the Discogs Marketplace. As usual, we can see some of the classic acts whose records regularly rank on this roundup: David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, and, of course, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. There are some interesting new releases, like a live recording of Billie Eilish at Third Man Records and a recent box set of The Beatles.

However, we’ve only got eyes for the record at the No. 1 spot on the December edition. In fact, this record is also the new No. 1 on our list of the most expensive vinyl ever sold on Discogs.

Scaramanga Silk’s Choose Your Weapon is a gatefold that includes a 12-inch of the titular song, as well as a CD, art by Immyart, and a poem. This promotional release dethroned Prince’s Black Album, which was previously the most expensive record with a price tag of $27,500. Choose Your Weapon went for a whopping $41,095.

“It is very difficult to understand why the release went for that kind of money as I do not believe that any record is worthy of such a valuation. You imagine that the highly limited edition nature of it would have been a major factor. The individual who made the purchase must have had some kind of special connection to the work too. There was a buzz around the record in 2008,” Scaramanga Silk tells Discogs.

For everything that we know about Scaramanga Silk and Choose Your Weapon, head here for a chat with the artist and links to his work.

If you’re a CD collector, you may also be interested in No. 21 on this list. This anniversary box set from Bob Dylan also went for a high price, which landed it on our ranking of the 100 most expensive CDs.

  1. Motörhead - Motörhead

    Motörhead – Motörhead

    Sold for $1,829.00
    Label: Chiswick Records
    Format: LP, Album, Sil
    Country: UK
    Released: 1977
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Hard Rock, Rock & Roll, Heavy Metal

  2. The Misfits* - Horror Business

    The Misfits – Horror Business

    Sold for $1,897.00
    Label: Plan 9
    Format: 7″, EP, Yel
    Country: US
    Released: 1979
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Punk

  3. The Beatles - The Beatles In Mono

    The Beatles – The Beatles In Mono

    Sold for $1,986.00
    Label: Apple Records
    Format: Box, Comp, Ltd, RM + 11xLP, Album, Mono, RE + 3xLP
    Country: UK, Europe & US
    Released: 2014
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Beat, Rock & Roll, Psychedelic Rock

  4. The Dirty Filthy Mud* - The Forest Of Black

    The Dirty Filthy Mud – The Forest Of Black

    Sold for $2,000.00
    Label: Worex
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1968
    Genres: Electronic, Rock
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock

  5. Billie Eilish - Live At Third Man Records

    Billie Eilish – Live At Third Man Records

    Sold for $2,000.00
    Label: Third Man Records
    Format: LP, Album, Ltd, Blu
    Country: US
    Released: 2019
    Genres: Pop
    Styles: Indie Pop

  6. The Wuffy Dogs - Boys Went South

    The Wuffy Dogs – Boys Went South

    Sold for $2,000.00
    Label: Beerhall Putsch Records
    Format: 7″, EP
    Country: US
    Released: 1983
    Genres: Rock, Pop
    Styles: Punk

  7. Young Ladies - He's Gone To Another / I'm Tired Of Running Around

    Young Ladies – He’s Gone To Another / I’m Tired Of Running Around

    Sold for $2,000.00
    Label: Stang Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1970
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  8. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

    Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin

    Sold for $2,022.00
    Label: Atlantic
    Format: LP, Album, Tur
    Country: UK
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Blues Rock, Hard Rock

  9. The Devotions (5) - Can You Explain

    The Devotions – Can You Explain

    Sold for $2,054.00
    Label: Nation Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1965
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  10. Bob Dylan - 50th Anniversary Collection: 1970

    Bob Dylan – 50th Anniversary Collection: 1970

    Sold for $2,054.00
    Label: Columbia, Legacy
    Format: 3xCD
    Country: Europe
    Released: 2020
    Genres: Rock, Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: Folk Rock

  11. Don Rendell Ian Carr Quintet* - Shades Of Blue

    Don Rendell Ian Carr Quintet – Shades Of Blue

    Sold for $2,122.00
    Label: Columbia
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: UK
    Released: 1965
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Post Bop, Modal

  12. The Ascots (8) - Just A Few Feet From The Gutter

    The Ascots – Just A Few Feet From The Gutter

    Sold for $2,162.00
    Label: American Playboy Records
    Format: 7″, Single, Promo
    Country: US
    Released: 0
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  13. Barry Gibb & The Bee Gee's* - The Bee Gee's Sing & Play 14 Barry Gibb Songs

    Barry Gibb & The Bee Gee’s – The Bee Gee’s Sing & Play 14 Barry Gibb Songs

    Sold for $2,164.00
    Label: Leedon
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: Australia
    Released: 1965
    Genres: Rock, Pop
    Styles: Vocal, Beat, Folk Rock, Soft Rock

  14. Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus

    Sonny Rollins – Saxophone Colossus

    Sold for $2,251.00
    Label: Prestige
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: US
    Released: 1957
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Bop

  15. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon

    Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon

    Sold for $2,439.00
    Label: Harvest
    Format: LP, Album, Gat
    Country: UK
    Released: 1973
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock, Psychedelic Rock

  16. David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World

    David Bowie – The Man Who Sold The World

    Sold for $2,469.00
    Label: Mercury
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Japan
    Released: 1971
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Glam, Hard Rock

  17. Freddie Waters - Just Enough To Get Me Cool

    Freddie Waters – Just Enough To Get Me Cool

    Sold for $2,494.00
    Label: October Records Inc.
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1977
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: N/A

  18. Depeche Mode - Behind The Wheel (Remix)

    Depeche Mode – Behind The Wheel (Remix)

    Sold for $2,607.00
    Label: Mute
    Format: 7″, Single, Promo
    Country: UK
    Released: 1987
    Genres: Electronic
    Styles: Synth-pop

  19. 日野原幼紀* - 螺旋時間

    日野原幼紀 (Hinohara Juvenile) – 螺旋時間 (Spiral Time)

    Sold for $3,012.00
    Label: Propeller
    Format: LP
    Country: Japan
    Released: 1972
    Genres: Rock, Pop, Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: Folk Rock

  20. The Tangerine Zoo - Psychedelic!!

    The Tangerine Zoo – Psychedelic!!

    Sold for $3,086.00
    Label: Mainstream Records
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Japan
    Released: 1968
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock

  21. David Bowie - From The New Album

    David Bowie – From The New Album “Low”

    Sold for $3,108.00
    Label: RCA Victor
    Format: 7″, S/Sided, Promo, Smplr
    Country: UK
    Released: 1977
    Genres: Electronic, Rock
    Styles: Experimental, Ambient, Avantgarde

  22. Metallica - Ride The Lightning

    Metallica – Ride The Lightning

    Sold for $3,414.00
    Label: Vertigo
    Format: LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Red
    Country: Europe
    Released: 1989
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Thrash, Speed Metal, Heavy Metal

  23. The El Paso Drifters - Could This Be Love

    The El Paso Drifters – Could This Be Love

    Sold for $3,500.00
    Label: Coronado Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 0
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  24. Jonathan Capree* - Gonna Build Me A Mountain (Way Up High)

    Jonathan Capree* – Gonna Build Me A Mountain (Way Up High)

    Sold for $3500.00 Label: Ox Bow Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 0
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  25. The Royal Jesters - Private Number / Girl I Can't Forget

    The Royal Jesters – Private Number / Girl I Can’t Forget

    Sold for $3,500.00
    Label: Clown Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 0
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: N/A

  26. Bad Brains - Pay To Cum!

    Bad Brains – Pay To Cum!

    Sold for $3,600.00
    Label: Bad Brain Records
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Released: 1980
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Hardcore, Punk

  27. The Feed-Back - The Feed-back

    The Feed-Back – The Feed-back

    Sold for $3,658.00
    Label: RCA Italiana
    Format: LP, Album, Promo
    Country: Italy
    Released: 1970
    Genres: Electronic, Jazz, Rock, Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: Abstract, Avantgarde, Prog Rock

  28. Eminem - Infinite

    Eminem – Infinite

    Sold for $4,000.00
    Label: Web Entertainment
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1996
    Genres: Hip Hop
    Styles: Hardcore Hip-Hop, Conscious

  29. The Nightriders* - St. Loo / Lookin' For My Baby

    The Nightriders – St. Loo / Lookin’ For My Baby

    Sold for $4,999.00
    Label: Sue Records Inc.
    Format: 7″, Single, Promo
    Country: US
    Released: 1959
    Genres: Blues
    Styles: Rhythm & Blues

  30. Scaramanga Silk - Choose Your Weapon

    Scaramanga Silk – Choose Your Weapon

    Sold for $41,095.00
    Label: Not On Label
    Format: 12″, S/Sided, Promo + CDr, Promo
    Country: UK
    Released: 2008
    Genres: Electronic
    Styles: Breakbeat, Electro, Breakcore

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