most expensive on discogs october 2020

The Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in October 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 Prince, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Minor Threat.

Bucking that trend, however, is a 2019 album from Billie Eilish that features a live set at Third Man Records. It was only available at the label’s two physical storefronts and each cover was hand-painted by Billie herself (if by “hand” you mean “paint-covered microphone”). The most-expensive list is typically dominated by older vinyl from the 1950s, ’60, and ’70s, but a modern release can certainly make the cut if it was only available in a limited run like this one. An original Live at Third Man Records also appeared on the June list, but the album was re-released as part of Record Store Day 2020, so the RSD edition has been the best-selling record on Discogs for two months running.

Billie Eilish isn’t the only gem to catch our eye on the October edition of most-expensive items. If you enjoy prog rock, you should check out Garden of Eden by Alabtros at No. 23. According to the Database, this German prog-rock six-piece only ran from 1974-1979 and released just one album with three songs. Because so few recordings exist, the LP is highly coveted by collectors and comes with a price tag to match (although nowhere near the priciest prog-rock releases on Discogs).

  1. The Beatles - The Beatles In Mono

    The Beatles – The Beatles In Mono

    Sold for $1,695.00
    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

  2. Junction 32 - Pontefract castleford

    Junction 32 – Pontefract Castleford

    Sold for $1,705.00
    Label: Holyground
    Format: LP
    Country: UK
    Released: 1975
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock

  3. Ike Strong - Boogie Land / Your Love Keeps Me Dancing

    Ike Strong – Boogie Land / Your Love Keeps Me Dancing

    Sold for $1,733.00
    Label: Mable
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: N/A
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  4. Billie Eilish - Live At Third Man Records

    Billie Eilish – Live at Third Man Records

    Sold for $1,745.00
    Label: Third Man Records
    Format: LP, Album, Ltd, Blu
    Country: US
    Released: 2019
    Genres: Pop
    Styles: N/A

  5. Santana - Abraxas

    Santana – Abraxas

    Sold for $1,750.00
    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

  6. Johannes Brahms, Sir Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker - Symphonien 1 - 4

    Johannes Brahms, Sir Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmoniker – Symphonien 1-4

    Sold for $1,763.00
    Label: Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings
    Format: 6xLP, Ltd, Box
    Country: Germany
    Released: 2016
    Genres: Classical
    Styles: Classical

  7. Yves Klein - Conférence À La Sorbonne 3 Juin 1959

    Yves Klein – Conférence À La Sorbonne 3 Juin 1959

    Sold for $1,764.00
    Label: Not On Label
    Format: 2xLP, Num
    Country: France
    Released: 1959
    Genres: Non-Music
    Styles: Speech, Avantgarde, Poetry

  8. Albatros (4) - Garden Of Eden

    Albatros – Garden Of Eden

    Sold for $1,784.00
    Label: Lipstick
    Format: LP, Ltd
    Country: Germany
    Released: 1979
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Art Rock, Psychedelic Rock

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

    The Velvet Underground & Nico – The Velvet Underground & Nico

    Sold for $1,788.00
    Label: Verve Records, Verve Records
    Format: LP, Album, Wes
    Country: US
    Released: 1967
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Garage Rock, Experimental, Art Rock

  10. Fraction (4) - Moon Blood

    Fraction – Moon Blood

    Sold for $1,800.00
    Label: Angelus Records
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1971
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Stoner Rock, Space Rock

  11. “Roots” – Untitled

    Sold for $1,820.00
    Label: Amal-Jam
    Format: LP
    Country: Canada
    Released: 0
    Genres: Reggae
    Styles: Dub, Roots Reggae

  12. Ron Richardson* - Ooh Wee Babe

    Ron Richardson – Ooh Wee Babe

    Sold for $1,866.00
    Label: T.C.I. Productions
    Format: 12″
    Country: Canada
    Released: 1983
    Genres: Electronic, Funk / Soul
    Styles: Boogie, Funk, Disco

  13. Prince - Prince

    Prince – Prince

    Sold for $1,904.00
    Label: Warner Bros. Records
    Format: LP, Album, TP
    Country: US
    Released: 1979
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Disco

  14. Haymarket Square - Magic Lantern

    Haymarket Square – Magic Lantern

    Sold for $2,000.00
    Label: Chaparral
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1968
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock

  15. Motörhead - Motörhead

    Motörhead – Motörhead

    Sold for $2,117.00
    Label: Chiswick Records
    Format: LP, Album, Sil
    Country: UK
    Released: 1977
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Hard Rock, Rock & Roll, Heavy Metal

  16. Minor Threat - In My Eyes

    Minor Threat – In My Eyes

    Sold for $2,193.00
    Label: Dischord Records
    Format: 7″, Red
    Country: US
    Released: 1981
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Hardcore, Punk

  17. Cleveland Robinson, Jr.* - Love Is A Trap / A Loaf Of Bread

    Cleveland Robinson, Jr. – Love Is A Trap / A Loaf Of Bread

    Sold for $2,380.00
    Label: Nosnibor Records
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Released: 1965
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  18. David Bowie - Low

    David Bowie – Low

    Sold for $2,597.00
    Label: RCA Victor
    Format: 7″, S/Sided, Promo, Smplr
    Country: UK
    Released: 1977
    Genres: Electronic, Rock
    Styles: Experimental, Ambient, Avantgarde

  19. Ruggiero Ricci, London Symphony Orchestra*, Gamba*, Bizet* / Sarasate* / Saint-Saëns* - Carmen Fantaisie / Zigeunerweisen / Havanaise / Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso
  20. Minor Threat - Filler

    Minor Threat – Filler

    Sold for $2,667.00
    Label: Dischord Records
    Format: 7″, EP, Red
    Country: US
    Released: 1981
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Hardcore, Punk

  21. Ravel* - Henriette Faure - Miroirs / Le Tombeau De Couperin

    Ravel – Henriette Faure – Miroirs / Le Tombeau De Couperin

    Sold for $2,750.00
    Label: Pathé
    Format: LP, Mono
    Country: France
    Released: N/A
    Genres: Classical
    Styles: Modern, Impressionist, Neo-Classical

  22. Tony Caro & John* - All On The First Day

    Tony Caro & John – All On The First Day

    Sold for $2,906.00
    Label: Not on Label
    Format: LP
    Country: UK
    Released: 1972
    Genres: Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: Folk

  23. The Appreciations - It's Better To Cry

    The Appreciations – It’s Better To Cry

    Sold for $3,095.00
    Label: Sport Records
    Format: 7″, Promo
    Country: US
    Released: N/A
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  24. Tina Brooks - True Blue

    Tina Brooks – True Blue

    Sold for $3,969.00
    Label: Blue Note
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: US
    Released: 1960
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Hard Bop

  25. Coil - Musick To Play In The Dark²

    Coil – Musick To Play In The Dark²

    Sold for $4,285.00
    Label: Chalice
    Format: LP + LP, S/Sided, Etch + Ltd, Tra
    Country: UK
    Released: 2000
    Genres: Electronic
    Styles: Experimental, Ambient

  26. Sex Pistols - Did You No Wrong

    Sex Pistols – Did You No Wrong

    Sold for $4,395.00
    Label: Virgin
    Format: Acetate, 10″
    Country: UK
    Released: 1977
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Punk

  27. The Original Star Wars Cast ,With Narration Malachi Throne - The Story Of The Empire Strikes Back

    The Original Star Wars Cast with Narration Malachi Throne – The Story of the Empire Strikes Back

    Sold for $5,000.00
    Label: Buena Vista Records
    Format: LP, ace
    Country: US
    Released: 1983
    Genres: Non-Music, Classical, Stage & Screen
    Styles: Movie Effects, Contemporary, Spoken Word

  28. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

    Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin

    Sold for $6,190.00
    Label: Atlantic, Classic Records
    Format: 4×12″, S/Sided, Album, RE, 200 + 4×12″, S/Sided, A
    Country: US
    Released: 2006
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Hard Rock, Arena Rock, Blues Rock

  29. October (7) - After The Fall

    October – After The Fall

    Sold for $6,500.00
    Label: Not on Label
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1979
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock, Symphonic Rock

  30. Mourning Phase - Mourning Phase

    Mourning Phase – Mourning Phase

    Sold for $10,465.00
    Label: Eden
    Format: LP, Album, TP
    Country: UK
    Released: 1971
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock

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