Top 10 Most Expensive Mispressed Records Ever Sold On Discogs

This past week Columbia Records issued a notice that some of the records from the new vinyl release of Beyonce’s Lemonade were mispressed with music from Canadian punk rock band ZEX. Mispressed records usually occur in the pressing plant when the wrong stampers are used when making an album. These errors are generally caught by quality control before making it out of the plant. In some cases though, the error is not noticed until the records are in the hands of collectors. These problematic pressings are an inconvenience for some and a collectible curiosity for others!

Beyonce - Lemonade

Beyoncé’s Lemonade Yellow Vinyl Release

For some, these can also be incredibly valuable! Presented below are some of the most expensive sales of mispressed records of all time in our marketplace. Click through to the database to find out the details of each mispressing.

If you’ve got a mispress that’s not in our database and want to potentially sell it, have a look at our recent post on contributing unique items to the database using copy to draft and join our S.P.IN campaign!

Here Are The Top 10 Most Expensive Mispressed Records Ever Sold On Discogs:

Mispressed records: Nurse With Wound ‎– Salty

10. Nurse With Wound – Salty (LP, MP, Cle) – $364.93

Mispressed records: Venom - Black Metal

3. VenomBlack Metal (LP, MP, Bro) – $600.53

You can still contribute those mispressed releases or any other undocumented release during our S.P.IN campaign!

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Jeffrey Smith
Jeffrey Smith is the Director of Communications and Partnerships at Discogs. Prior to joining Discogs in 2017, Jeffrey founded the boutique music PR firm Crash Avenue in 2004.
  • Sep 15,2018 at 02:47

    Hit reply by accident… So have the Haim album, lp 1 has side B pressed on both sides of the vinyl, what is the case with something like that?

  • Sep 15,2018 at 02:46

    I have a copy of the 2 lp Haim – Days Are Gone album

  • Oct 5,2017 at 15:20

    I think some of these “mispresses” aren’t actually mispressed. The Pink Floyd box set for example, the release notes state “Box set should have been pressed on 180 gram vinyl but a limited number were pressed on 130 gram vinyl. ” This would be a manuifacturing variation and not a mispress. Per nik @ “If it is a mistake that is only on some of the pressings, then it is a manufacturing variation.”

    RSG §1.4.4 Manufacturing variations should not be counted as a unique release.

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