most expensive february 2021

The Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in February 2021

Discogs is back with another monthly breakdown of the most expensive vinyl, cassettes, and CDs sold in the Discogs Marketplace. If you’re a regular reader of these rankings, you’ll usually see acts like David Bowie, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd.

What’s less usual are modern artists, which popped up several times in our list of the most expensive sales in January 2021. Below, you’ll find a 2013 compilation from The Weeknd, a 2002 Japanese pressing of Daft Punk’s Discovery, a coveted 1992 release from Guided by Voices, and three recent box sets  (granted, of classic artists like Bob Dylan and composer Maurice Ravel).

Another big name that caught our attention in the January edition stands out again. Why? It’s another brand-new release. Paul McCartney dropped McCartney III in 2020 and a 180-gram color vinyl version has already made its way to our monthly most-expensive roundup. It’s an extremely limited variation pressing at Third Man — only 333 were made, and each is hand-numbered. It went for just over $3,000 in January and $3,700 in February.

Topping us out at No. 1 is a rare jazz album from Sounds of Liberation, a collective from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Only 300 copies were pressed and, according to the Database, only a lucky 24 Discogs users have one.

For the March list, we won’t be surprised to see more Daft Punk releases. Following the announcement of their breakup in late February, we saw a spike in sales and price tags in the Marketplace.

  1. Eddie Bo - The Other Side Of Eddie Bo

    Eddie Bo – The Other Side Of Eddie Bo

    Sold for $2,000.00
    Label: Bo-Sound, Bo-Sound
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1977
    Genres: Jazz, Funk / Soul
    Styles: Funk, Soul, Jazz-Funk

  2. Georgy & The Velvet Illusions* - Mini Shimmy / Hippy Town

    Georgy & The Velvet Illusions – Mini Shimmy / Hippy Town

    Sold for $2,017.00
    Label: Metro-Video Records
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Released: 1967
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Garage Rock

  3. David Bowie - Do Anything You Say

    David Bowie – Do Anything You Say

    Sold for $2,054.00
    Label: Pye Records
    Format: 7″, Single, Sol
    Country: UK
    Released: 1966
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Pop Rock, Mod

  4. The Traditions (2) - My Heart

    The Traditions – My Heart

    Sold for $2,100.00
    Label: Artco Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 0
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  5. The Beatles - The Beatles

    The Beatles – The Beatles

    Sold for $2,261.00
    Label: Apple Records
    Format: 2xLP, Album, Mono, M/Print, Num
    Country: UK
    Released: 1968
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Pop Rock, Experimental

  6. The Weeknd - Trilogy

    The Weeknd – Trilogy

    Sold for $2,300.00
    Label: Universal Republic Records
    Format: Box, Comp, Ltd, Num + 2xLP, Album + 2xLP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 2013
    Genres: Electronic, Funk / Soul, Pop
    Styles: Contemporary R&B

  7. Australian Playboys* - Black Sheep R.I.P.

    Australian Playboys – Black Sheep R.I.P.

    Sold for $2,352.00
    Label: Immediate
    Format: 7″, Mono, 4-P
    Country: UK
    Released: 1967
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock, Beat

  8. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

    Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin

    Sold for $2,380.00
    Label: Atlantic
    Format: LP, Album, Tur
    Country: UK
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Blues Rock, Hard Rock

  9. Daft Punk - Discovery

    Daft Punk – Discovery

    Sold for $2,380.00
    Label: Virgin
    Format: 2xLP, Album, Ltd
    Country: Japan
    Released: 2002
    Genres: Electronic
    Styles: House

  10. Motörhead - Motörhead

    Motörhead – Motörhead

    Sold for $2,380.00
    Label: Chiswick Records
    Format: LP, Album, Sil
    Country: UK
    Released: 1977
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Hard Rock, Rock & Roll, Heavy Metal

  11. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

    Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin

    Sold for $2,397.00
    Label: Atlantic
    Format: LP, Album, Tur
    Country: UK
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Arena Rock

  12. Guided By Voices - Propeller

    Guided By Voices – Propeller

    Sold for $2,500.00
    Label: Rockathon, Old Age / No Age
    Format: LP, Album, Ltd, Num, W/Lbl
    Country: US
    Released: 1992
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Indie Rock, Lo-Fi

  13. Bob Dylan - The Cutting Edge 1965 – 1966: The Bootleg Series Vol.12: Collector’s Edition

    Bob Dylan – The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol.12: Collector’s Edition

    Sold for $2,500.00
    Label: Columbia
    Format: 18xCD, Album + 9×7″, Mono, Mis + Box + Ltd, Num
    Country: US
    Released: 2015
    Genres: Rock, Blues, Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: Folk Rock, Blues Rock, Rhythm & Blues

  14. Bill Fay - Time Of The Last Persecution

    Bill Fay – Time Of The Last Persecution

    Sold for $2,560.00
    Label: Deram
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1971
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Folk Rock

  15. Connie Clark - My Sugar Baby

    Connie Clark – My Sugar Baby

    Sold for $2,662.00
    Label: Joker Records
    Format: 7″, Sty
    Country: US
    Released: 1965
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul, Rhythm & Blues

  16. André Cluytens, Maurice Ravel - The Complete Orchestral Works of Ravel

    André Cluytens, Maurice Ravel – The Complete Orchestral Works of Ravel

    Sold for $2,739.00
    Label: The Electric Recording Co., Columbia
    Format: 4xLP, Ltd, Num, RE, RM + Box
    Country: UK
    Released: 2020
    Genres: Classical
    Styles: Impressionist

  17. Willie Tee - Please Don't Go

    Willie Tee – Please Don’t Go

    Sold for $2,754.00
    Label: Nola Records
    Format: 7″, Promo
    Country: US
    Released: 1967
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  18. Various - Woodstock - Back To The Garden: The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive

    Various – Woodstock: Back To The Garden: The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive

    Sold for $2,800.00
    Label: Rhino Records, Cotillion
    Format: 38xCD + Blu-ray + Box, Comp, Ltd, Num
    Country: US
    Released: 2019
    Genres: Rock, Funk / Soul, Blues, Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: N/A

  19. Journey - Escape

    Journey – Escape

    Sold for $2,823.00
    Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: N/A
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Pop Rock

  20. Kestrel (2) - Kestrel

    Kestrel – Kestrel

    Sold for $2,891.00
    Label: Cube Records
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1975
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock

  21. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon

    Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon

    Sold for $2,999.00
    Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Harvest
    Format: LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM
    Country: US
    Released: 1981
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Classic Rock, Psychedelic Rock

  22. The Saints (5) - Love Can Be

    The Saints – Love Can Be

    Sold for $3,100.00
    Label: Wigwam
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1973
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  23. Flowers - For Real

    Flowers – For Real

    Sold for $3,125.00
    Label: LA Xpressio Records
    Format: 7″, A C
    Country: US
    Released: 1976
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  24. Negative Approach - Negative Approach

    Negative Approach – Negative Approach

    Sold for $3,700.00
    Label: Touch And Go
    Format: 7″, EP
    Country: US
    Released: 1982
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Hardcore, Punk

  25. Paul McCartney - McCartney III

    Paul McCartney – McCartney III

    Sold for $3,700.00
    Label: Third Man Records, Capitol Records, MPL
    Format: LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Yel
    Country: US
    Released: 2020
    Genres: Rock, Pop
    Styles: Pop Rock

  26. True Image (2) - I'm Not Over You

    True Image – I’m Not Over You

    Sold for $3,788.00
    Label: Super Smash Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 0
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  27. The Manish Boys - I Pity The Fool

    The Manish Boys – I Pity The Fool

    Sold for $4,520.00
    Label: Parlophone
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: UK
    Released: 1965
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Rhythm & Blues, Vocal

  28. Magnetics* - Count The Days / When I'm With My Baby

    Magnetics – Count The Days / When I’m With My Baby

    Sold for $5,200.00
    Label: Sable
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Released: 1967
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  29. Davie Jones With The King Bees* - Liza Jane

    Davie Jones With The King Bees – Liza Jane

    Sold for $6,944.00
    Label: Vocalion Pop
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: UK
    Released: 1964
    Genres: Rock, Blues, Pop
    Styles: Beat, Rhythm & Blues

  30. The Sounds Of Liberation* - New Horizons

    The Sounds Of Liberation – New Horizons

    Sold for $7,777.00
    Label: Dogtown Records
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1972
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Free Jazz, Abstract, Space-Age, Free Improvisation


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