most expensive items june 2021

Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in June 2021

Discogs is back with another monthly breakdown of the most expensive vinyl, cassettes, and CDs sold in the Discogs Marketplace. The rankings regularly feature classic bands such as the Grateful Dead, KISS, Pearl Jam, and Genesis.

However, this edition surfaces an interesting trend among the records — and it’s not the genre or the era. There are not one, but two Banksy-illustrated album covers on the list of most expensive items sold in June. At No. 13 is Dirty Funker’s Flat Beat, a 12-inch record featuring four mixes of the title electronic song. And at No. 3 is We Love You … So Love Us, a limited-edition compilation. When releases like these appear, we also wonder what’s more collectible — the vinyl or the cover?

Another record that caught our eye stands at No. 10. There are supposedly only six of these in existence, only four of which have been claimed by collectors. The Boards of Canada 12-inch was quietly dropped on Record Store Day 2013 purely as a promotional stunt. The actual record contains mostly dead space, a really short clip of music, and someone reading the numbers “936557” aloud. Its scarcity and corresponding price tag make it one of the most expensive RSD releases of all time.

 

  1. Plebb - Yes It Isn't It

    Plebb – Yes It Isn’t It

    Sold for $1,547.00
    Label: Plebb Records
    Format: LP
    Country: Sweden
    Released: 1979
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock

  2. Burzum - Hvis Lyset Tar Oss

    Burzum – Hvis Lyset Tar Oss

    Sold for $1,547.00
    Label: Misanthropy Records, Cymophane Productions
    Format: LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Whi
    Country: UK
    Released: 1994
    Genres: Electronic, Rock
    Styles: Black Metal, Dark Ambient

  3. Beyond (15) - 樂與怒

    Beyond – 樂與怒

    Sold for $1,599.00
    Label: Wea
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: South Korea
    Released: 1993
    Genres: Rock, Pop, Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: Pop Rock

  4. The Velvet Underground & Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico

    The Velvet Underground & Nico – The Velvet Underground & Nico

    Sold for $1,630.00
    |Label: Verve Records
    Format: LP, Album, Mono, Eas
    Country: US
    Released: 1967
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Garage Rock, Art Rock, Experimental, Psychedelic Rock

  5. Hank Mobley - Lee Morgan - Peckin' Time

    Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan – Peckin’ Time

    Sold for $1,643.00
    Label: Blue Note
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: US
    Released: 1959
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Hard Bop

  6. Damian Hirst*, Kate Moss - Use Money Cheat Death

    Damian Hirst, Kate Moss – Use Money Cheat Death

    Sold for $1,647.00
    Label: White Cube
    Format: 12″, S/Sided, Ltd, Num, Whi
    Country: UK
    Released: 2009
    Genres: Electronic, Non-Music
    Styles: Spoken Word, Experimental

  7. The Fix (2) - Jan's Rooms

    The Fix – Jan’s Rooms

    Sold for $1,726.00
    Label: Touch And Go
    Format: 7″, EP
    Country: US
    Released: 1981
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Hardcore, Punk

  8. Elonkorjuu - Harvest Time

    Elonkorjuu – Harvest Time

    Sold for $1,764.00
    Label: Parlophone
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Finland
    Released: 1972
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Hard Rock, Prog Rock

  9. Kiss - Rock And Roll All Nite

    KISS – Rock and Roll All Nite

    Sold for $1,764.00
    Label: Casablanca
    Format: 7″
    Country: Italy
    Released: 1976
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Hard Rock, Glam

  10. Poder Del Alma - Poder Del Alma

    Poder Del Alma – Poder Del Alma

    Sold for $1,764.00
    Label: Polydor
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Guatemala
    Released: 1975
    Genres: Jazz, Rock, Latin, Funk / Soul
    Styles: Salsa, Latin Jazz

  11. Gideon Nxumalo* - Jazz Fantasia

    Gideon Nxumalo – Jazz Fantasia

    Sold for $1,785.00
    Label: Renown
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: South Africa
    Released: 1962
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Cape Jazz

  12. Norma Jean* & Ray J. - Raising Hell

    Norma Jean and Ray J. – Raising Hell

    Sold for $1,850.00
    Label: Hep’ Me Records
    Format: LP
    Country: US
    Released: 1974
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: N/A

  13. Joseph Beuys - Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee

    Joseph Beuys – Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee

    Sold for $2,083.00
    Label: Gabriele Mazzotta Editore
    Format: LP, Ltd, Num
    Country: Italy
    Released: 1970
    Genres: Non-Music
    Styles: Spoken Word

  14. Detroit Sounds Of Friction - I'm Leaving You / Stop Him Girl

    Detroit Sounds Of Friction – I’m Leaving You / Stop Him Girl

    Sold for $2,100.00
    Label: Heavy Sound, Inc.
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1970
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  15. Alessandro Alessandroni - Alessandro Alessandroni

    Alessandro Alessandroni – Alessandro Alessandroni

    Sold for $2,142.00
    Label: SR Records
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Italy
    Released: 1971
    Genres: Jazz, Rock, Pop, Stage & Screen
    Styles: Beat, Easy Listening

  16. Willie Hutch - The Duck / Love Runs Out

    Willie Hutch – The Duck / Love Runs Out

    Sold for $2,191.00
    Label: Dunhill
    Format: 7″, Promo
    Country: US
    Released: 1965
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  17. Grateful Dead* - Europe '72: The Complete Recordings

    Grateful Dead – Europe ’72: The Complete Recordings

    Sold for $2,261.00
    Label: Grateful Dead Records, Rhino Records
    Format: 73xHDCD + Box, Ltd
    Country: US
    Released: 2011
    Genres: Rock, Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: Folk Rock, Rock & Roll, Psychedelic Rock, Country Rock

  18. Dirty Funker - Flat Beat

    Dirty Funker – Flat Beat

    Sold for $2,329.00
    Label: Spirit Recordings
    Format: 12″, Ltd
    Country: UK
    Released: 2009
    Genres: Electronic
    Styles: House, Electro

  19. Fishmans - Fishmans Rock Festival

    Fishmans – Fishmans Rock Festival

    Sold for $2,499.00
    Label: Universal Music, Polydor
    Format: 2xLP, Album, RE + LP, Album, RE + 2xLP, Album, RE
    Country: Japan
    Released: 2007
    Genres: Electronic, Rock, Reggae, Pop
    Styles: Dub, Dream Pop, Psychedelic Rock, Post Rock, Downtempo

  20. Boards Of Canada - ------ / ------ / ------ / XXXXXX / ------ / ------

    Boards Of Canada – —— / —— / —— / XXXXXX / —— / ——

    Sold for $2,500.00
    Label: Warp Records
    Format: 12″, S/Sided
    Country: UK & US
    Released: 2013
    Genres: Electronic
    Styles: Ambient

  21. The Surfaris - Surfer Joe / Wipe-Out

    The Surfaris – Surfer Joe / Wipe-Out

    Sold for $2,500.00
    Label: D F S
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Released: 1963
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Surf

  22. Genesis - From Genesis To Revelation

    Genesis – From Genesis to Revelation

    Sold for $2,588.00
    Label: Decca
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: UK
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock

  23. ABBA & Stikkan* - Sång Till Görel

    ABBA & Stikkan – Sång Till Görel

    Sold for $2617.00
    Label: Polar
    Format: 12″, S/Sided, Maxi, Ltd, Blu
    Country: Sweden
    Released: 1979
    Genres: Pop
    Styles: N/A

  24. The Honey Bees (4) - Let's Get Back Together

    The Honey Bees – Let’s Get Back Together

    Sold for $2,650.00
    Label: Garrison
    Format: 7″, Single, Promo
    Country: US
    Released: 1967
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  25. Apoteosi - Apoteosi

    Apoteosi – Apoteosi

    Sold for $2,941.00
    Label: Said Record
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Italy
    Released: 1975
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock

  26. Pearl Jam - Oct. 22, 2003 - Benaroya Hall

    Pearl Jam – Oct. 22, 2003 Benaroya Hall

    Sold for $3,000.00
    Label: Not on Label (Pearl Jam Self-released)
    Format: 4xLP, Album, Red + Box, Ltd
    Country: US
    Released: 2004
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Alternative Rock, Acoustic, Grunge

  27. Eddie Bo - The Other Side Of Eddie Bo

    Eddie Bo – The Other Side Of Eddie Bo

    Sold for $3,000.00
    Label: Bo-Sound
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1977
    Genres: Jazz, Funk / Soul
    Styles: Funk, Soul, Jazz-Funk

  28. Various - We Love You... So Love Us

    Various – We Love You… So Love Us

    Sold for $3,320.00
    Label: We Love You
    Format: LP, Comp, Ltd
    Country: UK
    Released: 2000
    Genres: Electronic, Rock, Pop
    Styles: Pop Rock, Synth-pop, Experimental

  29. AC/DC - If You Want Blood You've Got It

    AC/DC – If You Want Blood You’ve Got It

    Sold for $3,528.00
    Label: Atlantic
    Format: LP, Album, Spl
    Country: Netherlands
    Released: 1978
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Hard Rock, Arena Rock

  30. Kiss - Kissteria: The Ultimate Vinyl Road Case

    KISS – Kissteria: The Ultimate Vinyl Road Case

    Sold for $5,800.00
    Label: UMe
    Format: LP, Album, RE, RM + LP, Album, RE, RM + LP, Album,
    Country: US
    Released: 2014
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal


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