most expensive november 2020

The Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in November 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, such as rarities from the likes of The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Velvet Underground.

However, there’s a serious hiccup in that trend at No. 6: the 2020 collab between Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony. This isn’t just any release. It’s a super-deluxe, limited-edition, multiple-format box set that features signed sheet music. Only 500 copies dropped, and hardcore Metallica fans had to sign up for a raffle just for the chance to purchase the set, originally priced at $300.

Despite the fact that these regular roundups of pricey releases are usually dominated by old-school gems, it’s not completely unheard of that a newer album would make the cut. Billie Eilish’s 2019 live set at Third Man Records has made two appearances this year. Metallic and Billie Eilish may not have much in common at first glance, but there is one quality that their two releases share: both were limited to a few hundred copies, which caused the aftermarket price tag to skyrocket to a spot on Discogs’ most-expensive items sold in 2020.

  1. Бетховен* / И. Брамс* , Дирижер В. Фуртвенглер* - Девятая Симфония, Ре Минор, Соч. 125 / Вариации На Тему Гайдна, Соч. 56а

    Бетховен / И. Брамс , Дирижер В. Фуртвенглер – Девятая Симфония, Ре Минор, Соч. 125 / Вариации На Тему Гайдна, Соч. 56а

    Sold for $1,795.00
    Label: Всесоюзная Студия Грамзаписи
    Format: 2xLP, Mono
    Country: USSR
    Released: 1962
    Genres: Classical
    Styles: Classical, Romantic

  2. The Checkerboard Squares* - A Day In Sausalito

    The Checkerboard Squares – A Day In Sausalito

    Sold for $1,800.00
    Label: Villa Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1966
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  3. Nathan Milstein - Music Of Old Russia

    Nathan Milstein – Music Of Old Russia

    Sold for $1,807.00
    Label: Columbia
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1963
    Genres: Classical
    Styles: N/A

  4. The Beatles - The Beatles In Mono

    The Beatles – The Beatles In Mono

    Sold for $1,828.00
    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

  5. Richter* - The 100th Anniversary Edition

    Richter – The 100th Anniversary Edition

    Sold for $1,828.00
    Label: Мелодия
    Format: 50xCD, Comp, Mono, Dlx, Ltd, Num, RM + Box
    Country: Russia
    Released: 2015
    Genres: Classical
    Styles: Romantic, Classical, Impressionist, Modern, Baroque

  6. Soul Experience (5) - I'm So Glad I Found You / Who's Lips You Been Kissing

    Soul Experience – I’m So Glad I Found You / Who’s Lips You Been Kissing

    Sold for $1,829.00
    Label: Smoke
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 0
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  7. Dino Piana - Così Con Dino Piana

    Dino Piana – Così Con Dino Piana

    Sold for $1,829.00
    Label: Ricordi
    Format: LP
    Country: Italy
    Released: 1962
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Easy Listening

  8. Elias Hulk - Unchained

    Elias Hulk – Unchained

    Sold for $1,829.00
    Label: Young Blood
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1970
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock, Psychedelic Rock

  9. Everyday People (19) - World Full Of People / I'd Like To Stay

    Everyday People – World Full Of People / I’d Like To Stay

    Sold for $1,829.00
    Label: Brownstone Records
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Released: 1976
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  10. Maximo Rodriguez Y Sus Estrellas Panameñas - Felicidad Y Bogaloo

    Maximo Rodriguez Y Sus Estrellas Panameñas – Felicidad Y Bogaloo

    Sold for $1,829.00
    Label: Lou Records
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Panama
    Released: 0
    Genres: Jazz, Latin
    Styles: Bolero, Guaracha, Boogaloo, Salsa, Guaguancó

  11. Bobb Trimble - Harvest Of Dreams

    Bobb Trimble – Harvest Of Dreams

    Sold for $2,000.00
    Label: Not On Label
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1982
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Folk Rock, Lo-Fi, Psychedelic Rock, Indie Rock, Experimental

  12. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II

    Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin II

    Sold for $2,000.00
    Label: Atlantic
    Format: LP, Album, Promo
    Country: US
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: N/A

  13. The Benjamin Delaney Lion - Satori

    The Benjamin Delaney Lion – Satori

    Sold for $2,008.00
    Label: Hollick & Taylor
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: Folk

  14. Kestrel (2) - Kestrel

    Kestrel – Kestrel

    Sold for $2,027.00
    Label: Cube Records
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1975
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock

  15. The Damned - Damned Damned Damned

    The Damned – Damned Damned Damned

    Sold for $2,052.00
    Label: Stiff Records
    Format: LP, Album, M/Print
    Country: UK
    Released: 1977
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Punk

  16. Jan Garbarek Trio & Quartet* - Til Vigdis

    Jan Garbarek Trio & Quartet – Til Vigdis

    Sold for $2,073.00
    Label: Norsk Jazzforbund
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Norway
    Released: 1967
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Free Jazz

  17. Bill Evans - Riverside Recordings

    Bill Evans – Riverside Recordings

    Sold for $2,315.00
    Label: Analogue Productions, Riverside Records
    Format: 2×12″, Album, RE, RM + 2×12″, Album, RE, RM + 2×12
    Country: US
    Released: 2010
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Bop, Post Bop, Modal, Cool Jazz

  18. Jeremy (2) - Semi-Structured Life

    Jeremy – Semi-Structured Life

    Sold for $2,418.00
    Label: Driftwood
    Format: 12″, Ltd, Promo, W/Lbl
    Country: US
    Released: 2002
    Genres: Electronic
    Styles: Deep House, Tech House

  19. Joseph Beuys - Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee

    Joseph Beuys – Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee

    Sold for $2,438.00
    Label: Gabriele Mazzotta Editore
    Format: LP, Ltd, Num
    Country: Italy
    Released: 1970
    Genres: Non-Music
    Styles: Spoken Word

  20. Alessandro Alessandroni / Giovanni Tommaso - Open Air Parade

    Alessandro Alessandroni / Giovanni Tommaso – Open Air Parade

    Sold for $2,439.00
    Label: SR Records
    Format: LP
    Country: Italy
    Released: 1972
    Genres: Jazz, Funk / Soul, Pop, Stage & Screen
    Styles: Psychedelic, Beat

  21. Bernard

    Bernard “Pretty” Purdie – Lialeh (Original Movie Soundtrack)

    Sold for $2,499.00
    Label: Bryan Records
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1974
    Genres: Funk / Soul, Stage & Screen
    Styles: Soul, Funk, Soundtrack

  22. Wildfire (9) - Smokin'

    Wildfire – Smokin’

    Sold for $2,500.00
    Label: Primo
    Format: LP, Album, Num
    Country: US
    Released: 1970
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock

  23. The Beatles - Yesterday And Today

    The Beatles – Yesterday And Today

    Sold for $2,500.00
    Label: Capitol Records
    Format: LP, Album, Mono, Los
    Country: US
    Released: 1966
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Pop Rock, Psychedelic Rock

  24. Tommy McCook - Horny Dub (Glen Brown Meets Tommy McCook At Cross Roads Caledonia Place)

    Tommy McCook – Horny Dub (Glen Brown Meets Tommy McCook At Cross Roads Caledonia Place)

    Sold for $2,682.00
    Label: Grounation
    Format: LP, W/Lbl
    Country: UK
    Released: 1976
    Genres: Reggae
    Styles: Roots Reggae, Dub

  25. Metallica & San Francisco Symphony* - S&M2

    Metallica & San Francisco Symphony – S&M2

    Sold for $2,713.00
    Label: Blackened Recordings
    Format: Box, Dlx, Ltd, Sup + 2xLP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, Ora +
    Country: US
    Released: 2020
    Genres: Rock, Classical
    Styles: N/A

  26. Joy Division - Licht Und Blindheit

    Joy Division – Licht Und Blindheit

    Sold for $2,797.00
    Label: Sordide Sentimental
    Format: 7″, Ltd, Num
    Country: France
    Released: 1980
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: New Wave, Post-Punk

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

    The Velvet Underground & Nico – The Velvet Underground & Nico

    Sold for $2,947.00
    Label: Verve Records
    Format: LP, Album, Mono, Eas
    Country: US
    Released: 1967
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Garage Rock, Art Rock, Experimental, Psychedelic Rock

  28. Babeez - Dowanna Love

    Babeez – Dowanna Love

    Sold for $3,124.00
    Label: Not On Label
    Format: 7″, EP
    Country: Australia
    Released: 1977
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Punk

  29. The Remaining Few - Painted Air / In The Morning

    The Remaining Few – Painted Air / In The Morning

    Sold for $4,000.00
    Label: Askel
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Released: 1967
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock

  30. Churchill's - Churchill's = צ'רצ'ילים

    Churchill’s – Churchill’s

    Sold for $5,999.00
    Label: Hed-Arzi
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Israel
    Released: 1968
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock

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