The Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in March 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 see several recurring acts like David Bowie, Nirvana, The Beatles, Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and more.

March is continuing the trend of modern artists with high-priced collectibles, which was seen on our lists of the most expensive sales in both January and February 2021. Below, you’ll find a 2019 box set from Ozzy Osbourne, a 2014 box set of Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, and a coveted 2016 box set release from Santana.

Paul McCartney spends the third month in a row on this ranking with McCartney III.  This 2020 release on 180-gram color vinyl went for just over $3,000 in January and $3,700 in February. In March, a copy sold for $2,800, and we suspect this extremely limited pressing from Third Man will likely remain on the list through 2021 — only 333 were made, and each is hand-numbered.

Topping us out at No. 1 is a rare soul album from Tamala Lewis, who worked with George Clinton at Jobete in the early 1960s. Only one other copy has been sold through the Marketplace and, according to the Database, just eight lucky Discogs users have one.

What’s next for the April list? Based on sales trends following an artist’s passing, there’s a good chance we’ll see DMX, Shock G, or Jim Steinman.

  1. David Bowie - [Five Years 1969 - 1973]

    David Bowie – [Five Years 1969-1973]

    Sold for $1,807.00
    Label: Parlophone
    Format: Box, Comp, Ltd, RM + LP, Album, RE + LP, Album, RE
    Country: N/A
    Released: 2015
    Genres: Rock, Pop
    Styles: Glam

  2. Grateful Dead* - 30 Trips Around The Sun

    Grateful Dead – 30 Trips Around The Sun

    Sold for $1,807.00
    Label: Rhino Records
    Format: 80xCD + 7″ + Box, Ltd
    Country: US
    Released: 2015
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock

  3. Cricet - Flossin

    Cricet – Flossin

    Sold for $1,950.00
    Label: RWI Records
    Format: CD, Promo
    Country: US
    Released: 1994
    Genres: Hip Hop
    Styles: Gangsta

  4. The Cautions - No Other Way

    The Cautions – No Other Way

    Sold for $2,000.00
    Label: Shrine Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1966
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  5. Bow Street Runners* - Bow Street Runners

    Bow Street Runners – Bow Street Runners

    Sold for $2,000.00
    Label: B.T. Puppy Records
    Format: LP
    Country: US
    Released: 1970
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock

  6. Ozzy Osbourne - See You On The Other Side

    Ozzy Osbourne – See You On The Other Side

    Sold for $2,048.00
    Label: Sony Music, Epic, Legacy
    Format: Box, Comp, Ltd, Num, Sig + LP, Album, Red + 12″, E
    Country: USA, Canada & Europe
    Released: 2019
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal

  7. Organisation - Tone Float

    Organisation – Tone Float

    Sold for $2,058.00
    Label: RCA Victor
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1970
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Experimental, Krautrock

  8. Santana - Abraxas

    Santana – Abraxas

    Sold for $2,117.00
    Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Columbia, Sony Music Commercial Music Group
    Format: 2×12″, Album, Ltd, Num, RE + Box
    Country: US
    Released: 2016
    Genres: Rock, Latin
    Styles: Fusion, Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock

  9. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

    Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

    Sold for $2,139.00
    Label: Columbia
    Format: Box, Dlx, Ltd + 2xLP, Album, 180 + 10″ + M/Stick,
    Country: US
    Released: 2014
    Genres: Electronic, Rock, Funk / Soul, Non-Music, Pop
    Styles: Disco, Funk, Electro, Synth-pop, Interview

  10. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

    Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here

    Sold for $2,168.00
    Label: Harvest, Nimbus Records
    Format: LP, Album, Ltd, RE
    Country: UK
    Released: 1984
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: N/A

  11. Freddie Redd Quintet - Shades Of Redd

    Freddie Redd Quintet – Shades Of Redd

    Sold for $2,261.00
    Label: Blue Note
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: US
    Released: 1961
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Hard Bop

  12. Mina (3) - L'Ultima Occasione (English Lyrics) / Tattaratta (English Lyrics)

    Mina – L’Ultima Occasione (English Lyrics) / Tattaratta (English Lyrics)

    Sold for $2,293.00
    Label: Emidisc
    Format: Acetate, 7″, Ace
    Country: UK
    Released: 0
    Genres: Pop
    Styles: N/A

  13. Celest Hardie - You're Gone / That's Why I Cried

    Celest Hardie – You’re Gone / That’s Why I Cried

    Sold for $2,361.00
    Label: Reynolds Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1972
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Rhythm & Blues

  14. The Velvet Underground & Nico (3) - Sunday Morning / Femme Fatale

    The Velvet Underground & Nico – Sunday Morning / Femme Fatale

    Sold for $2,409.00
    Label: Verve Records
    Format: 7″, Single, Mono
    Country: US
    Released: 1966
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Avantgarde, Psychedelic Rock

  15. The Beatles - The Beatles In Mono

    The Beatles – The Beatles In Mono

    Sold for $2,409.00
    Label: Apple Records
    Format: Box, Comp, Ltd, RM + 11xLP, Album, Mono, RE + 3xLP
    Country: N/A
    Released: 2014
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Beat, Rock & Roll, Psychedelic Rock

  16. Daybreak - Everything Man / I Need Love

    Daybreak – Everything Man / I Need Love

    Sold for $2,800.00
    Label: PAP
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Released: 1977
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  17. Sahib Shihab And The Danish Radio Jazz Group - Sahib Shihab And The Danish Radio Jazz Group

    Sahib Shihab And The Danish Radio Jazz Group – Sahib Shihab And The Danish Radio Jazz Group

    Sold for $2,917.00
    Label: Oktav
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Denmark
    Released: 1965
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Hard Bop, Modal, Big Band

  18. Paul McCartney - McCartney III

    Paul McCartney – McCartney III

    Sold for $2,999.00
    Label: Third Man Records, Capitol Records, MPL
    Format: LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Yel
    Country: US
    Released: 2020
    Genres: Rock, Pop
    Styles: Pop Rock

  19. The Dicks* - The Dicks Hate The Police

    The Dicks – The Dicks Hate The Police

    Sold for $3,000.00
    Label: Radical Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1980
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Punk

  20. Tina Brooks - True Blue

    Tina Brooks – True Blue

    Sold for $3,207.00
    Label: Blue Note
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: US
    Released: 1960
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Hard Bop

  21. The Beatles - The Beatles

    The Beatles – The Beatles

    Sold for $3,835.00
    Label: Apple Records
    Format: 2xLP, Album, Mono, M/Print, Num
    Country: UK
    Released: 1968
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Pop Rock, Experimental

  22. Rob (5) - Make It Fast, Make It Slow

    Rob – Make It Fast, Make It Slow

    Sold for $3,928.00
    Label: Essiebons
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Ghana
    Released: 1978
    Genres: Funk / Soul, Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: Soul, Funk, Afrobeat, Gospel

  23. Sonny Clark - Cool Struttin'

    Sonny Clark – Cool Struttin’

    Sold for $4,705.00
    Label: Blue Note
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: US
    Released: 1958
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Hard Bop

  24. Nirvana - Love Buzz b/w Big Cheese

    Nirvana – Love Buzz b/w Big Cheese

    Sold for $4,941.00
    Label: Sub Pop
    Format: 7″, Single, Ltd, Num
    Country: US
    Released: 1988
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Grunge

  25. The Can* - Monster Movie (Made In A Castle With Better Equipment)

    The Can – Monster Movie (Made In A Castle With Better Equipment)

    Sold for $5,800.00
    Label: Music Factory (20)
    Format: LP, Album, RP
    Country: Germany
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock, Experimental

  26. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

    Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin

    Sold for $6,164.00
    Label: Atlantic
    Format: LP, Album, Tur
    Country: UK
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Blues Rock, Hard Rock

  27. Analogy - Analogy

    Analogy – Analogy

    Sold for $6,176.00
    Label: Dischi Produzioni Ventotto, Dischi Produzioni Ventotto
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Italy
    Released: 1972
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Krautrock, Prog Rock

  28. Damon (10) - Song Of A Gypsy

    Damon – Song Of A Gypsy

    Sold for $6,500.00
    Label: Ankh
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1968
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock, Folk Rock, Acid Rock

  29. Cherry Five - Cherry Five

    Cherry Five – Cherry Five

    Sold for $6,547.00
    Label: Cinevox
    Format: LP, Album, Gat
    Country: Italy
    Released: 1975
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock

  30. Tamala Lewis - You Won't Say Nothing

    Tamala Lewis – You Won’t Say Nothing

    Sold for $6,999.00
    Label: Marton Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1965
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul


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