The top 30 items sold in the marketplace for the month of December represents a wide variety of genres and formats showing our community have tastes that run the musical gamut! Number one belongs to a late 60’s US release from The Search Party called “Montgomery Channel“. Only 600 copies were pressed in total, so this proves to be getting only harder and harder to find. At number two is an early 70’s classic from the Ghetto Brothers called “Power Fuerza“. This recent sale is the one and only time the album has been sold in the marketplace. Quite unique is the number three entry with a very rare promotional release for Depeche Mode‘s “Violator” direct from Mute Records. Consisting of a copy of the vinyl, CD and cassette versions of the album, this is also the first time the box set has been sold in the Discogs marketplace. A US 7″ from Dave Hamilton takes the four spot, while an absurdly rare one-sided 12″ from ABBA & Stikkan is the fifth highest on the list.
At number six is the much-coveted original US 12″ press of “Beat Bop” by Rammellzee vs. K-Rob. In addition to being hugely influential and way ahead of its time musically, it’s also heavily notable for its custom artwork from non other than Jean-Michel Basquiat himself. Number eight reflects an interesting entry from Mac Band and Foxy Fatts And Company, but perhaps more notable is the label it was released on: an offshoot of Budweiser! It comes as no surprise that releases from Coil, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and Black Sabbath make the list, while obscure records from Luciano Michelini and La Kabala make the list for the first time.
Check below for the rest of the Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold list from December 2014!