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Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold In Discogs Marketplace For April 2019

What’s going on?! No, we’re not singing Marvin Gaye’s classic tune out loud at the Discogs office. We’re just scratching our heads as we realize that every one of April’s Top 30 entries sold for over $1,000. Well, to be more accurate, over $1,347. Ain’t that wild? We already talked to you about this ongoing trend, and April proves it to be very real.

We’re going to step aside from the obvious “rare soul/funk singles are crazy expensive” narrative and try to focus on whatever feels most surprising this month. It was hard to ignore the record in first place this month: an extremely rare Japanese progressive rock record released in 1971. Only one copy was sold previously for €600 (about $675), so this is the first time we’ve seen this item in our Top 30. We don’t want to spoil the surprise of seeing the price of the second copy ever sold in the Discogs Marketplace, so scroll down to the bottom to find out by yourself.

It took a little research to find out about the release in general, but we can tell you this was the first and last album ever recorded by People (which might also be the least Google-able band name ever, right after Yes). The short-lived band was led by Buddhist poet/songwriter Naoki Tachikawa and released by Teichiku Records. No research needed to tell you that the mysterious and unique atmosphere of the album has reached cult status and, therefore, Discogs Top 30 fame.

A misprint takes the silver medal in this month’s chart. Not a huge surprise though, as we already told you in 2017 that misprints can be very good news. And if you pay close attention to number nine, you’ll probably be as mesmerized as we are right now. An absolutely insane box set with the works by Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu was sold for $1,999. We don’t blame the buyer one bit, since this edition is a thing of beauty.

Since beauty lies in the eye of the beholder, you might find something more gorgeous in the rest of the list. Time to scroll down and discover the hidden gems throughout our latest chart:

  1. Quella Vecchia Locanda - Il Tempo Della Gioia

    Quella Vecchia Locanda – Il Tempo Della Gioia

    Sold for $1348.00 Label: RCA Italiana
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Italy
    Released: 1974
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock

  2. Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger

    Darkthrone – Transilvanian Hunger

    Sold for $1348.00 Label: Peaceville
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1994
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Black Metal

  3. Ozzy Osbourne - Diary Of A Madman

    Ozzy Osbourne – Diary Of A Madman

    Sold for $1383.00 Label: Epic, Legacy
    Format: LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Blu
    Country: UK
    Released: 2019
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Heavy Metal

  4. Curtis Fuller - The Opener

    Curtis Fuller – The Opener

    Sold for $1397.00 Label: Blue Note
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: US
    Released: 1957
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Hard Bop

  5. Modern Soul Trio - That's Where It's At / You're No Good

    Modern Soul Trio – That’s Where It’s At / You’re No Good

    Sold for $1400.00 Label: Youngstown Records
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Released: 1966
    Genres: Funk / Soul

  6. The Checkerboard Squares* - A Day In Sausalito / Double Cookin'

    The Checkerboard Squares* – A Day In Sausalito / Double Cookin’

    Sold for $1400.00 Label: Villa Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1966
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  7. Led Zeppelin - Over The Hills And Far Away

    Led Zeppelin – Over The Hills And Far Away

    Sold for $1494.00 Label: Atlantic
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: Angola
    Released: 1973
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Classic Rock

  8. Residents, Uninc.* - Santa Dog

    Residents, Uninc.* – Santa Dog

    Sold for $1500.00 Label: Ralph Records
    Format: 2×7″, Ltd, Num
    Country: US
    Released: 1972
    Genres: Electronic, Rock
    Styles: Leftfield, Avantgarde, Experimental

  9. Eminem - Infinite

    Eminem – Infinite

    Sold for $1500.00 Label: Web Entertainment
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1996
    Genres: Hip Hop
    Styles: Hardcore Hip-Hop, Conscious

  10. Mor Thiam - Dini Safarrar (Drums Of Fire)

    Mor Thiam – Dini Safarrar (Drums Of Fire)

    Sold for $1500.00 Label: Rite Record Productions
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1973
    Genres: Jazz, Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: African, Free Jazz

  11. Museo Rosenbach - Zarathustra

    Museo Rosenbach – Zarathustra

    Sold for $1599.00 Label: Ricordi
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Italy
    Released: 1973
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock

  12. Larry & The Blue Notes* - In And Out

    Larry & The Blue Notes* – In And Out

    Sold for $1666.00 Label: Charay Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1966
    Genres: Rock, Pop
    Styles: Garage Rock

  13. Paul McCartney And Wings* - Wings 1971-73

    Paul McCartney And Wings* – Wings 1971-73

    Sold for $1776.00 Label: MPL (2), Capitol Records, UMe
    Format: 7xCD, Comp, RE, RM + 3xDVD-V + Blu-ray + Box, Dlx,
    Country: N/A
    Released: 2018
    Genres: Rock, Pop
    Styles: Pop Rock, Rock & Roll

  14. Nosferatu (3) - Nosferatu

    Nosferatu (3) – Nosferatu

    Sold for $1797.00 Label: Vogue Schallplatten
    Format: LP, Album, Gat
    Country: Germany
    Released: 1970
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Krautrock, Prog Rock

  15. The British North-American Act - In The Beginning...

    The British North-American Act – In The Beginning…

    Sold for $1800.00 Label: Now Records (3)
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Canada
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock, Pop Rock

  16. The Capitals - Oh, What You're Doing To Me / I Can't Deny That I Love You

    The Capitals – Oh, What You’re Doing To Me / I Can’t Deny That I Love You

    Sold for $1800.00 Label: Omen Records
    Format: 7″, Single, Promo
    Country: US
    Released: 1965
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  17. The Reasons Why (2) - Melinda

    The Reasons Why (2) – Melinda

    Sold for $1833.00 Label: Sound Track (3)
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Released: 1966
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Garage Rock

  18. Joy Division - Licht Und Blindheit

    Joy Division – Licht Und Blindheit

    Sold for $1906.00 Label: Sordide Sentimental
    Format: 7″, Ltd
    Country: France
    Released: 1980
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: New Wave, Post-Punk

  19. U2 - All I Want Is You

    U2 – All I Want Is You

    Sold for $1936.00 Label: Festival Records
    Format: 7″, Ltd, Pur
    Country: Australia
    Released: 1989
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Pop Rock

  20. The Mystiques - So Good To Have You Home Again / Put Out The Fire

    The Mystiques – So Good To Have You Home Again / Put Out The Fire

    Sold for $1977.00 Label: Twinight Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  21. The Misfits* - Bullet

    The Misfits* – Bullet

    Sold for $1999.00 Label: Plan 9
    Format: 7″, EP, RP, Red
    Country: US
    Released: 1979
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Punk

  22. Toru Takemitsu - Complete Takemitsu Edition

    Toru Takemitsu – Complete Takemitsu Edition

    Sold for $1999.00 Label: Shogakukan
    Format: 58xCD, Comp + 5xBox
    Country: Japan
    Released: 2002
    Genres: Classical, Folk, World, & Country, Stage & Screen
    Styles: Soundtrack, Modern

  23. The Misfits* - Bullet

    The Misfits* – Bullet

    Sold for $2000.00 Label: Plan 9
    Format: 7″, EP
    Country: US
    Released: 1978
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Punk

  24. N.O.W. (Neoterics Of Wisdom) - Special / Let It Go

    N.O.W. (Neoterics Of Wisdom) – Special / Let It Go

    Sold for $2000.00 Label: Southern Jam Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1984
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Boogie, Funk

  25. Bob Ohiri & His Uhuru Sounds - Uhuru Aiye

    Bob Ohiri & His Uhuru Sounds – Uhuru Aiye

    Sold for $2000.00 Label: Ashiko
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1977
    Genres: Rock, Funk / Soul, Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: African, Afrobeat, Psychedelic Rock

  26. Elvis Presley - The Complete Elvis Presley Masters

    Elvis Presley – The Complete Elvis Presley Masters

    Sold for $2000.00 Label: Legacy, RCA
    Format: 30xCD, Comp, Mono, Ltd, Num, RM, Col
    Country: US
    Released: 2010
    Genres: Rock, Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: Country, Gospel, Rock & Roll, Rockabilly

  27. Fun Things - Fun Things

    Fun Things – Fun Things

    Sold for $2048.00 Label: EMI Custom Records
    Format: 7″, EP
    Country: Australia
    Released: 1980
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Punk

  28. Roy Panton - Endless Memory

    Roy Panton – Endless Memory

    Sold for $2700.00 Label: Bronco (2)
    Format: 7″, W/Lbl
    Country: Jamaica
    Released: 1968
    Genres: Reggae
    Styles: Rocksteady

  29. Gene Toones* - What More Do You Want

    Gene Toones* – What More Do You Want

    Sold for $2777.00 Label: Simco Records (2)
    Format: 7″, Promo
    Country: US
    Released: 1966
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  30. People (6) - Ceremony ~ Buddha Meet Rock

    People (6) – Ceremony ~ Buddha Meet Rock

    Sold for $5000.00 Label: Teichiku Records
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Japan
    Released: 1971
    Genres: Jazz, Rock
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock

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12 Comments
  • Jun 28,2019 at 07:35

    Eminem is not worth anything in my book. As a hip hop veteran I think Eminem is utter garbage and doesn’t contribute anything to hip hop culture.
    If anyone wants to pay $1500 for a rapping boy record then good luck with it, I rather listen to da real funk.

  • Jun 16,2019 at 15:58

    Funny but if you Google “The The” the first thing that comes up is the band of that name

  • Jun 13,2019 at 18:17

    I’m pretty sure that The The is even less Google-able than Yes or People!

  • Jun 13,2019 at 02:01

    Wrong side pictured for The Reasons Why 45. Nobody rates the A-side “Melinda” not even the band themselves. It’s the savage B-side “Don’t Be That Way” that made their reputation. So rare as to be extinct like so many other classic ’66-’67 punkers from the Waco/Temple environs.

  • Jun 11,2019 at 00:56

    lmfao

  • Jun 10,2019 at 20:40

    sorryitsnotJUDGE, with the prices of vinyl issued in the last few years being billed and sold as collectible, artificially,why would you be shocked that the first record from one of the world’s best-selling hip hops artists would fetch a measley $1,500?

  • Jun 9,2019 at 10:56

    I’ve owned 6 of these in the past, Damn ridiculous prices now.

  • Jun 8,2019 at 19:00

    Eminem – Infinite
    Sold for $1500.00?!
    What a complete waste
    of $1500.00

  • Jun 7,2019 at 21:42

    People Ceremony ~ Buddha Meet Rock original copies are very rare to find. the great Kimio Mizutani on electric guitar on this lp

  • Jun 7,2019 at 06:19

    You are scratching your balls at the fees you collected for all of these

  • Jun 7,2019 at 04:36

    I don’t believe everything I read!

  • Jun 6,2019 at 17:52

    #7 N.O.W. (Neoterics Of Wisdom) – Special / Let It Go even states in the item description it has a skip on side 2 yet someone paid 2 grand for it… SMH WOW

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