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Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold In Discogs Marketplace For February 2020

Ah, February 2020 – how is it possible that we’re already feeling nostalgic for a month not that long gone? For many of us living in the Western world, it was a time when we were still free to prowl the streets at will, wander into our local record shops, and stand within a six foot radius of each other. How quickly times change.

Our priciest release for February is an album that was sold on Discogs for the first time. It’s said to be one of the rarest psychedelic progressive rock records on the market (one source puts the number in existence at five copies, others say two. Discogs Collection stats put it at at least 11), and is hotly coveted by collectors and fans of the genre. The story behind it seems interesting, if esoteric, with the release notes stating: “The album was made solely to raise money for a charitable cause and a limited number were pressed. All the musicians gave their time and effort for free.” 

What that limited number amounted to, what the charitable cause was, and who the musicians involved were is still a mystery to me after a bit of digging around. If you know more about this release, please let us know so we can flesh out the info on Discogs a little more! And if you’re one of the 273 people with this in your Wantlist, good luck to you.

Discogs sellers made just under $55,000 in February from these 30 records. Check out which releases have got music lovers reaching for their wallets.

 

  1. Melvin Moore (3) - All Of A Sudden / Tennessee

    Melvin Moore (3) – All Of A Sudden / Tennessee

    Sold for $1395.00 Label: Sky Hero Productions
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Genres: Funk / Soul

  2. Lightnin' Hopkins - Lightnin' And The Blues

    Lightnin’ Hopkins – Lightnin’ And The Blues

    Sold for $1404.00 Label: Herald, Herald
    Format: LP, Comp, Mono
    Country: US
    Released: 1960
    Genres: Blues
    Styles: Texas Blues

  3. Gravy Train - (A Ballad Of) A Peaceful Man

    Gravy Train – (A Ballad Of) A Peaceful Man

    Sold for $1413.00 Label: Vertigo
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1971
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock

  4. Abraham And The Metronomes* - Party / Stand By Me

    Abraham And The Metronomes* – Party / Stand By Me

    Sold for $1444.00 Label: Hot Soul
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1974
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Funk

  5. Hank Mobley - Hank Mobley And His All Stars

    Hank Mobley – Hank Mobley And His All Stars

    Sold for $1499.00 Label: Blue Note
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: US
    Released: 1957
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Hard Bop

  6. The Brief Encounter* - Introducing - The Brief Encounter

    The Brief Encounter* – Introducing – The Brief Encounter

    Sold for $1500.00 Label: Seventy Seven Records
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1977
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul, Funk

  7. Joe Jama - Sleep Late My Lady Friend

    Joe Jama – Sleep Late My Lady Friend

    Sold for $1500.00 Label: Optimum Records (5)
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  8. The Beatles - Abbey Road

    The Beatles – Abbey Road

    Sold for $1500.00 Label: Parlophone
    Format: LP, Album, Exp
    Country: UK
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Pop Rock

  9. Celest Hardie - You're Gone / That's Why I Cried

    Celest Hardie – You’re Gone / That’s Why I Cried

    Sold for $1500.00 Label: Reynolds Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1972
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Rhythm & Blues

  10. Czar (2) - Czar

    Czar (2) – Czar

    Sold for $1515.00 Label: Fontana
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1970
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Pop Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock

  11. Room (5) - Pre-Flight

    Room (5) – Pre-Flight

    Sold for $1555.00 Label: Deram
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1970
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Blues Rock, Prog Rock

  12. Joey Delorenzo - Lost My Sense Of Direction / Wake Up To The Sunshine Girl

    Joey Delorenzo – Lost My Sense Of Direction / Wake Up To The Sunshine Girl

    Sold for $1558.00 Label: Mi-Val Records
    Format: 7″, Single, Mono
    Country: US
    Released: 1973
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  13. Pink Floyd - Apples And Oranges / Paint Box

    Pink Floyd – Apples And Oranges / Paint Box

    Sold for $1596.00 Label: Emidisc (3)
    Format: Acetate, 8″, Single, Mono
    Country: UK
    Released: 1967
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock

  14. J. S. Bach*, Johanna Martzy - The Unaccompanied Violin Sonatas (Volume Two)

    J. S. Bach*, Johanna Martzy – The Unaccompanied Violin Sonatas (Volume Two)

    Sold for $1601.00 Label: Columbia
    Format: LP, Mono
    Country: UK
    Released: 1955
    Genres: Classical
    Styles: Baroque

  15. Franco Tonani - Night In Fonorama

    Franco Tonani – Night In Fonorama

    Sold for $1607.00 Label: Juke Box
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: Italy
    Released: 1964
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Contemporary Jazz, Hard Bop

  16. The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

    The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

    Sold for $1650.00 Label: Parlophone
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: UK
    Released: 1967
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Rock & Roll, Psychedelic Rock

  17. Bobak, Jons, Malone - Motherlight

    Bobak, Jons, Malone – Motherlight

    Sold for $1697.00 Label: Morgan Blue Town, Morgan Blue Town
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock

  18. The Jades - I'm Where It's At / Mother's Only Daughter

    The Jades – I’m Where It’s At / Mother’s Only Daughter

    Sold for $1836.00 Label: Nite Life Records (3)
    Format: 7″, Single, Promo
    Country: US
    Released: 1966
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  19. George Jackson (3) - Talking About The Love I Have For You / I Don't Need You No More

    George Jackson (3) – Talking About The Love I Have For You / I Don’t Need You No More

    Sold for $1836.00 Label: ER Music Enterprises
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1976
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  20. Various - Woodstock - Back To The Garden: The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive

    Various – Woodstock – Back To The Garden: The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive

    Sold for $1883.00 Label: Rhino Records (2), Cotillion
    Format: 38xCD + Blu-ray + Box, Comp, Ltd, Num
    Country: US
    Released: 2019
    Genres: Rock, Funk / Soul, Blues, Folk, World, & Country

  21. The Checkerboard Squares* - A Day In Sausalito

    The Checkerboard Squares* – A Day In Sausalito

    Sold for $1948.00 Label: Villa Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1966
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  22. Mayhem - Deathcrush

    Mayhem – Deathcrush

    Sold for $2087.00 Label: Posercorpse Music
    Format: 12″, EP, Ltd
    Country: Norway
    Released: 1987
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Black Metal

  23. The Norman Haines Band - Den Of Iniquity

    The Norman Haines Band – Den Of Iniquity

    Sold for $2189.00 Label: Parlophone, EMI
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1971
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Hard Rock, Prog Rock

  24. J.E.T. (2) - Fede Speranza Carità

    J.E.T. (2) – Fede Speranza Carità

    Sold for $2197.00 Label: Durium
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Italy
    Released: 1972
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock

  25. Ronnie McNeir - Sitting In My Class

    Ronnie McNeir – Sitting In My Class

    Sold for $2222.00 Label: De•To
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1966
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  26. The Congos - Heart Of The Congos

    The Congos – Heart Of The Congos

    Sold for $2500.00 Label: Black Art
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Jamaica
    Released: 1977
    Genres: Reggae
    Styles: Roots Reggae

  27. WestsideGunn - Flygod

    WestsideGunn – Flygod

    Sold for $2500.00 Label: Daupe!
    Format: 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Obi
    Released: 2016
    Genres: Hip Hop
    Styles: Hardcore Hip-Hop

  28. Johnnie Walker (5) And Jacqueline Dee* - Farewell To Welfare

    Johnnie Walker (5) And Jacqueline Dee* – Farewell To Welfare

    Sold for $2999.00 Label: Earwax
    Format: LP
    Country: US
    Released: 1980
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul, Disco

  29. The Misfits* - Bullet

    The Misfits* – Bullet

    Sold for $3033.00 Label: Plan 9
    Format: 7″, EP, RP, Red
    Country: US
    Released: 1979
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Punk

  30. A Fleeting Glance - A Fleeting Glance

    A Fleeting Glance – A Fleeting Glance

    Sold for $5474.00 Label: Not On Label
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1970
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Acid Rock


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