most expensive september 2020

The Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in September 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, from rareties by Pink Floyd and David Bowie to punk 7-inches by The Misfits and Minor Threat.

The most-expensive list is typically dominated by older vinyl from the 1950s, ’60, and ’70s, however, a modern album can certainly make the cut if it was only available in a limited run. The late Avicci’s 2012 12-inch, Levels, at No. 19 only had 1,000 copies while the eighth priciest album sold in September, the 2016 Roses Are Red​ release from Westside Gunn and The Purist, only had 10.

We’d also like to draw your attention to The Truth by D. R. Hooker at No. 3. There only existed about 99 copies of the original pressing of his LP, which was recorded with a group of random local musicians, yet the music survives to this today thanks to some fortuitous repressings, as well as the lasting power of Hooker’s unique psychedelic rock. The $3,000 record you see below is one of the originals. Here’s a deeper dive into The Truth and Hooker’s interesting story.

  1. Bruckner*, V.P.O.*, Schuricht* - Symphony No.9

    Bruckner, V.P.O., Schuricht – Symphony No.9

    Sold for $1,411.00
    Label: His Master’s Voice
    Format: LP
    Country: UK
    Released: 1962
    Genres: Classical
    Styles: Romantic

  2. Minor Threat - Filler

    Minor Threat – Filler

    Sold for $1,500.00
    Label: Dischord Records
    Format: 7″, EP, Red
    Country: US
    Released: 1981
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Hardcore, Punk

  3. Combined Operation - Sessions

    Combined Operation – Sessions

    Sold for $1,500.00
    Label: Not On Label
    Format: 12″
    Country: US
    Released: 1998
    Genres: Hip Hop
    Styles: N/A

  4. The Beatles - The Beatles In Mono

    The Beatles – The Beatles In Mono

    Sold for $1,500.00
    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. Vozes De Bronze - Populário N.° 1

    Vozes De Bronze – Populário N.° 1

    Sold for $1,500.00
    Label: Studio Hara
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Brazil
    Released: 1974
    Genres: Jazz, Latin, Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: Samba

  6. Arzachel - Arzachel

    Arzachel – Arzachel

    Sold for $1,511.00
    Label: Evolution
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock

  7. L. A. Carnival* - Blind Man / Color

    L. A. Carnival – Blind Man / Color

    Sold for $1,550.00
    Label: Pacific Avenue
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul, Funk

  8. Stone's Masonry - Hot Rock

    Stone’s Masonry – Hot Rock

    Sold for $1,558.00
    Label: Purdah Records
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: UK
    Released: 1966
    Genres: Blues
    Styles: N/A

  9. David Bowie - I Dig Everything

    David Bowie – I Dig Everything

    Sold for $1,558.00
    Label: Pye Records
    Format: 7″, Single, Promo, Sol
    Country: UK
    Released: 1966
    Genres: Rock, Pop
    Styles: Mod, Pop Rock

  10. Willie Hutch - The Duck / Love Runs Out

    Willie Hutch – The Duck / Love Runs Out

    Sold for $1,627.00
    Label: Dunhill
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1965
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  11. Ron Hargrave - Latch On

    Ron Hargrave – Latch On

    Sold for $1,753.00
    Label: MGM Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: UK
    Released: 1958
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Rockabilly

  12. Avicii - Levels

    Avicii – Levels

    Sold for $1,764.00
    Label: Universal Music
    Format: 12″, Ltd, Num
    Country: Europe
    Released: 2012
    Genres: Electronic
    Styles: Progressive House, Electro, Dubstep

  13. The Orphans (12) - Hey Gyp / Without You

    The Orphans – Hey Gyp / Without You

    Sold for $2,000.00
    Label: Herbst
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1967
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Garage Rock

  14. The Constellations - Easy To Be Hard

    The Constellations – Easy To Be Hard

    Sold for $2,000.00
    Label: Gemini Star Records
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Released: 1968
    Genres: Funk / Soul, Stage & Screen
    Styles: Soul, Musical

  15. Joe Jama - Sleep Late My Lady Friend

    Joe Jama – Sleep Late My Lady Friend

    Sold for $2,000.00
    Label: Optimum Records
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  16. Vladimir Visotski* - Underground Soviet Ballads

    Vladimir Visotski – Underground Soviet Ballads

    Sold for $2,250.00
    Label: Voice Records
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1972
    Genres: Pop
    Styles: Chanson

  17. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme

    John Coltrane – A Love Supreme

    Sold for $2,300.00
    Label: Impulse!
    Format: LP, Album, Mono, Promo, Gat
    Country: US
    Released: 1965
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Free Jazz, Hard Bop, Modal

  18. Eddie Ray (7) & Funkshun (3) - I Can't Give You Up

    Eddie Ray & Funkshun – I Can’t Give You Up

    Sold for $2,352.00
    Label: Blue Ash Records
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Released: 1976
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: N/A

  19. Metamorfosi - Inferno

    Metamorfosi – Inferno

    Sold for $2,352.00
    Label: Vedette Records
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Italy
    Released: 1973
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock

  20. Barney Wilen - Tilt

    Barney Wilen – Tilt

    Sold for $2,371.00
    Label: Swing
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: France
    Released: 1957
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Bop

  21. Flowers - For Real

    Flowers – For Real

    Sold for $2,435.00
    Label: LA Xpressio Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1976
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  22. Nirvana - Bleach

    Nirvana – Bleach

    Sold for $2,470.00
    Label: Sub Pop
    Format: LP, Album, Ltd, Whi
    Country: US
    Released: 1989
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Grunge

  23. The Purist & Westside Gunn* - Roses Are Red​.​.​. So Is Blood

    The Purist & Westside Gunn – Roses Are Red .​.​. So Is Blood

    Sold for $2,594.00
    Label: Daupe!
    Format: 10″, Ltd, Red
    Country: Japan
    Released: 2016
    Genres: Hip Hop
    Styles: N/A

  24. Don Drummond - Bellevue Special / No More

    Don Drummond – Bellevue Special / No More

    Sold for $2,750.00
    Label: Caribou
    Format: 7″
    Country: Jamaica
    Released: 1965
    Genres: Reggae
    Styles: Ska

  25. Spriguns Of Tolgus* - Jack With A Feather

    Spriguns if Tolgus – Jack With A Feather

    Sold for $2,872.00
    Label: Alida Star
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1975
    Genres: Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: Folk

  26. The Misfits* - Bullet

    The Misfits – Bullet

    Sold for $2,941.00
    Label: Plan 9
    Format: 7″, EP
    Country: US
    Released: 1978
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Punk

  27. D.R. Hooker - The Truth

    D.R. Hooker – The Truth

    Sold for $3,000.00
    Label: Dynamic Recording Studios
    Format: LP, TP
    Country: US
    Released: 1972
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock

  28. Frank Frost With The Night Hawks* - Hey Boss Man!

    Frank Frost With The Night Hawks – Hey Boss Man!

    Sold for $3,000.00
    Label: Phillips International
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1962
    Genres: Blues
    Styles: Electric Blues, Harmonica Blues

  29. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Orchestre de Chambre Fernand Oubradous - Mozart À Paris, The Complete Parisian Mozart Compositions (1763 And 1778)

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Orchestre de Chambre Fernand Oubradous – Mozart À Paris, The Complete Parisian Mozart Compositions (1763 And 1778)

    Sold for $3,571.00
    Label: The Electric Recording Co.
    Format: 7xLP, Mono, Ltd, Num, RE + Box
    Country: UK
    Released: 2013
    Genres: Classical
    Styles: N/A

  30. Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

    Pink Floyd – The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

    Sold for $6,500.00
    Label: Odeon
    Format: LP, Album, TP
    Country: Japan
    Released: 1967
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock

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