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

The last Top 30 of the decade doesn’t disappoint.

We all know how December is always the month when everyone decides to spend big bucks, and Discogs isn’t an exception. It’s pretty crazy to see how 27 of these items went for $1,500 or higher. And here I am, welcoming January’s paycheck as if I have never seen money before.

Focusing on the list, the first thing that struck me is something I’ve never seen before: the same artist opening and closing the chart. What a coincidence! And as you can see, it’s a band that needs no introduction for the Discogs Community. What’s new about that box set is the price tag, this time around marks the highest price that’s ever been paid on Discogs for it.

In the second position, you’ll find a Funk / Soul single (surprise!) that contains quite a tune, I’ve been listening to it on repeat the whole morning and you should do exactly the same while you read this article:

If you keep digging the list, in number 15 you’ll find a record whose cover will probably make you cringe, especially given the circumstances that have surrounded that artist in 2019. Oh! And make sure to avoid number 24 if you’re reading us in your work computer, that artwork is not what you want your boss to catch you looking at.

I don’t want to distract you any longer from what you’re here for. With you, the last Top 30 of the 2010s:

PS: We’ll be waiting for those comments about the Misfits being in this list.

  1. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

    Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin

    Sold for $1428.00 Label: Atlantic
    Format: LP, Album, Tur
    Country: UK
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Blues Rock, Hard Rock

  2. The Turbines (2) - What More Can I Say / We Got To Start Over

    The Turbines (2) – What More Can I Say / We Got To Start Over

    Sold for $1434.00 Label: Cenco Records
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Released: 1968
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  3. Folk 77 - Muzik

    Folk 77 – Muzik

    Sold for $1483.00 Label: Clover Sound
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Nigeria
    Released: 1978
    Genres: Reggae, Funk / Soul
    Styles: Psychedelic, Funk, Soul

  4. Hank Mobley - Hank Mobley

    Hank Mobley – Hank Mobley

    Sold for $1500.00 Label: Blue Note
    Format: LP, Album, Mono, NY2
    Country: US
    Released: 1957
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Hard Bop

  5. Case (19) - Taking Time

    Case (19) – Taking Time

    Sold for $1500.00 Label: Hit Records International
    Format: LP
    Country: US
    Released: 1970
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Folk Rock, Garage Rock, Lo-Fi, Psychedelic Rock

  6. The Beatles - Yesterday And Today

    The Beatles – Yesterday And Today

    Sold for $1500.00 Label: Capitol Records
    Format: LP, Album, Mono, Fir
    Country: US
    Released: 1966
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Beat, Pop Rock

  7. Freddy Lindquist - Menu

    Freddy Lindquist – Menu

    Sold for $1500.00 Label: Flower (2)
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Norway
    Released: 1970
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock, Hard Rock

  8. NOFX - The Longest Line

    NOFX – The Longest Line

    Sold for $1500.00 Label: Fat Wreck Chords
    Format: 12″, EP, Pur
    Country: US
    Released: 1992
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Punk

  9. Alice Coltrane Featuring Pharoah Sanders And Joe Henderson - Ptah, The El Daoud

    Alice Coltrane Featuring Pharoah Sanders And Joe Henderson – Ptah, The El Daoud

    Sold for $1500.00 Label: Impulse!, ABC Records
    Format: LP, Album, Gat
    Country: US
    Released: 1970
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Soul-Jazz, Space-Age

  10. The Apryl Fool* - Apryl Fool

    The Apryl Fool* – Apryl Fool

    Sold for $1511.00 Label: Columbia
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Japan
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock, Blues Rock

  11. Christmas (3) - Christmas

    Christmas (3) – Christmas

    Sold for $1515.00 Label: Paragon (10), Paragon (10)
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Canada
    Released: 1970
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock

  12. Daybreak - Everything Man / I Need Love

    Daybreak – Everything Man / I Need Love

    Sold for $1525.00 Label: PAP (2)
    Format: 7″, Single, Promo
    Country: US
    Released: 1977
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  13. The New Creation - Troubled

    The New Creation – Troubled

    Sold for $1538.00 Label: Alphomega Records (2)
    Format: LP, Ltd
    Country: Canada
    Released: 1970
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Folk Rock, Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock

  14. Nirvana - Bleach

    Nirvana – Bleach

    Sold for $1550.00 Label: Sub Pop
    Format: LP, Album, Ltd, Whi
    Country: US
    Released: 1989
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Grunge

  15. Kluster (3) - Zwei-Osterei

    Kluster (3) – Zwei-Osterei

    Sold for $1555.00 Label: Schwann AMS Studio
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Germany
    Released: 1971
    Genres: Electronic, Rock
    Styles: Krautrock, Experimental

  16. Michael Jackson - Smile

    Michael Jackson – Smile

    Sold for $1666.00 Label: Epic
    Format: 12″
    Country: Netherlands
    Released: 1998
    Genres: Pop
    Styles: Vocal, Ballad

  17. ICP - Instant Composers Pool Album

    ICP – Instant Composers Pool Album

    Sold for $1785.00 Label: Instant Composers Pool
    Format: Box + LP + LP + LP + LP + LP + LP + 2xLP + LP + LP
    Country: Netherlands
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: N/A

  18. Project X (6) - Straight Edge Revenge

    Project X (6) – Straight Edge Revenge

    Sold for $1833.00 Label: Schism
    Format: 7″, W/Lbl
    Country: US
    Released: 1988
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Hardcore, Punk

  19. The New Establishment In Soul - Whip It (Part 1) / Foolish Fool

    The New Establishment In Soul – Whip It (Part 1) / Foolish Fool

    Sold for $1900.00 Label: Grants Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1971
    Genres: Funk / Soul

  20. Carterhall - I Wish You Could See

    Carterhall – I Wish You Could See

    Sold for $1973.00 Label: Thor Records (7)
    Format: LP
    Country: UK
    Genres: Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: Folk

  21. Queen - News Of The World

    Queen – News Of The World

    Sold for $2142.00 Label: Virgin EMI Records
    Format: LP, Album, Num, RM, 180
    Country: Europe
    Released: 2017
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Hard Rock, Arena Rock

  22. Satyricon - Dark Medieval Times

    Satyricon – Dark Medieval Times

    Sold for $2222.00 Label: Moonfog Productions
    Format: LP, Album, Ltd
    Country: Norway
    Released: 1994
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Black Metal

  23. Tudor Lodge - Tudor Lodge

    Tudor Lodge – Tudor Lodge

    Sold for $2300.00 Label: Vertigo
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1971
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Folk Rock

  24. Willie Dee* - It Looks Like Rain

    Willie Dee* – It Looks Like Rain

    Sold for $2500.00 Label: Chi Heat Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1977
    Genres: Funk / Soul

  25. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon

    Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon

    Sold for $2776.00 Label: Harvest, Harvest
    Format: LP, Album, Gat
    Country: UK
    Released: 1973
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock, Psychedelic Rock

  26. The Misfits* - Cough / Cool b/w She

    The Misfits* – Cough / Cool b/w She

    Sold for $3061.00 Label: Blank Records (11)
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Released: 1977
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Punk

  27. Vondells - Soldier Boy

    Vondells – Soldier Boy

    Sold for $3246.00 Label: Airtown Custom Records
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  28. Khan Jamal Creative Art Ensemble* - Drum Dance To The Motherland

    Khan Jamal Creative Art Ensemble* – Drum Dance To The Motherland

    Sold for $3289.00 Label: Dogtown Records
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1973
    Genres: Electronic, Jazz
    Styles: Leftfield, Free Jazz, Dub

  29. Sag War Fare - Don't Be So Jive / Girl! You Better Change

    Sag War Fare – Don’t Be So Jive / Girl! You Better Change

    Sold for $4000.00 Label: Libra Records (10)
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1972
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Funk, Soul

  30. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

    Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin

    Sold for $6883.00 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


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17 Comments
  • Apr 6,2020 at 03:48

    Where are we getting the “Sold for” prices from?

    I assume, as the title suggests, in the Discogs Marketplace.

    Just looking at The Dark Side Of The Moon here, the sale price of $2776.00 is not reflected in the Statistics for that album. Nothing even close to that figure.

    I have checked a couple others here at random and the prices seem to match.

    Can anyone shed some light as to why the stats are out?

    • Apr 7,2020 at 15:25

      Hi ubc9000xlt,
      The sales history on the release page only shows the most recent 10 transactions, so if the release on this list sold more than 10 transactions ago it will no longer be viewable there. Hope this helps answer your question.

  • Feb 19,2020 at 23:50

    Really enjoy this monthly Blog about most expensive items

  • Feb 15,2020 at 17:13

    As a seller this information is MOST useful to me. I have over 100,000 vinyl records and only a few seconds to sort each for pricing. As a collector this information is also valuable: I love the Tudor Lodge album. But perhaps will not hold my breath to find a perfect first pressing at this price. So the point of all this is money and love!

  • Feb 14,2020 at 03:49

    Stoked to see NoFX on the list. I sing that song to myself almost daily. Waiting in lines…

  • Feb 12,2020 at 19:00

    Why is this not included in the list:
    https://www.discogs.com/A-Bomb-Hells-Story/release/3041542

    It sold for +2000 €!!!

    • Feb 12,2020 at 22:08

      Looked into this – our code only finds transactions that have finalized seller’s fees. Since this order has not been finalized, it did not show up in the report.

  • Feb 12,2020 at 01:37

    The first pressing Alice Coltrane “Ptah, the El Daoud” is surprising on one level, but it was also purportedly a promo marked copy from old store stock that contained other white label promo Impulse! issues, so if that copy was a wlp that’s not in the Discogs database as of yet, it makes more sense. The Coltrane/Pharoah Sanders (with Joe Henderson to boot) is all rising to much higher heights, and collectors are nabbing all of those originals. If I could tell you how many copies of the Rodriguez Sussex LPs I’ve had over the years for next to nothing, and now they have vanished and go for hundreds of dollars. Thinking about it that way makes the Alice Coltrane sale a little more understandable. But I agree – it’s high. But maybe in a few more years it won’t seem that way as OGs all but disappear in nice condition.

  • Feb 11,2020 at 23:07

    $1,500 for a copy of Alice Coltrane’s Ptah, The El Daoud? Ridiculous, even for a sealed copy. $300 tops. Also, what make the Dark Side Of The Moon expensive? You guys should editorialize this list before publishing.

  • Feb 11,2020 at 20:34

    Sponsored by Atlantic and EMI, Queen and LedZeppelin.
    only business people buying expensive records.
    on christmas.

  • Feb 10,2020 at 01:45

    Ah, no classical this month.

  • Feb 9,2020 at 22:06

    Heyy, could you put youtube links next to each record, especially the rare ones? That would save so much time for many of us. :)

    Cheers

  • Feb 9,2020 at 08:15

    The only few people interested in ‘most expensive’ records sold. Why it’s a point for the blog again and again? Bored…

  • Feb 5,2020 at 16:17

    Well, technically, decades and centuries begin only in it’s first years (2000 = 20th century; 2001 = 21th century) and end in the last year (2000, 2010, 2020…). So, the decade is not over (2011-2020) and will only end on 12/31/2020.

  • Feb 4,2020 at 20:21

    Is there any way to do the top 50 albums? I really enjoy this so more would be amazing.

  • Feb 4,2020 at 19:32

    RE: EP NoFX Sonic jezuz: The first 200 copies of this record were printed on dark-blue vinyl, some on grey vinyl, and all others on black vinyl.

  • Feb 4,2020 at 14:50

    Estaría bueno algún comentario sobre el por qué del precio de alguno de los títulos de la lista. La edición censurada de los Beatles es imaginable, pero por ejemplo el EP de NoFX se puede encontrar para la venta desde 15 dólares.

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