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

2018 was quite an insane year for Discogs. Last year, both the most expensive album and the most expensive single ever were sold in the Discogs Marketplace. The trend was so clear over the last year that we even analyzed the phenomenon here.

January isn’t normally a crazy month for… well, for anything pretty much. And January 2019 isn’t the exception. Our Top 30 starts the year in quiet fashion, plenty of hard to recognize records rubbing shoulders with usual suspects such as Vashti Bunyan, Bathory, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Pet Shop Boys.

January 2019’s most expensive list includes a few obscure gems, like a nearly pristine first press of Nigerian rarity Nath & Martin Brothers – Money and a live recording of an experimental performance by Japanese instrument builder and shaman, Akio Suzuki. Luckily, that Afrobeat jam from the Martin Brothers got a well-deserved repress by Voodoo Records in 2013, which can be found for much less money on Discogs. No such luck for the Akio Suzuki release. Hey, maybe you’ll get lucky one day and find one of the 200 copies while digging. Oh, on that note, do you know about our upcoming Crate Diggers Brighton record fair? Well, if you’re around Brighton on May 11 maybe you can drop by and say hello.

This will come as no surprise to frequent readers of this series, 80’s Hardcore and Punk releases continue to sell for high prices on Discogs. Minor Threat might be one of the most consistently represented bands on these lists. Another one of their Filler 7” releases secured a spot with a sale of nearly $1,500 in January. Of note, every single version of that Filler 7” has a median sale value of more than $500. And, surprisingly enough, there are allegedly 3,000 copies of those out there in the world – so you might just want to check your early 80’s Hardcore 7” collection.

Any early Mick Stevens release is going to set you back, but the cost of his first LP, in its first sale on the site and the most expensive item sold in January, is leagues beyond anything we’ve seen for his work.

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  1. Bengt Nordström - Untitled

    Bengt Nordström – Untitled

    Sold for $1269.00
    Label: Bird Notes
    Format: 12″, Album, Mono
    Country: Sweden
    Released: 1965
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Avant-garde Jazz

  2. The Upsetters - Good, Bad & The Upsetters

    Bengt Nordström/Sven Hessle, Bengt Nordström/Jan Wallgren – Nordström/Hessle/Wallgren

    Sold for $1269.00
    Label: Bird Notes
    Format: 12″
    Country: Sweden
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Free Jazz

  3. The Upsetters - Good, Bad & The Upsetters

    The Upsetters – Good, Bad & The Upsetters

    Sold for $1297.00
    Label: Trojan Records
    Format: LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl
    Country: UK
    Released: 1971
    Genres: Reggae
    Styles: Reggae, Roots Reggae

  4. Dynamic Corvettes - Keep Off The Grass / It's A Trap

    Dynamic Corvettes – Keep Off The Grass / It’s A Trap

    Sold for $1299.00
    Label: Ru-Jac Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1971
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Funk

  5. Vashti Bunyan - Just Another Diamond Day

    Vashti Bunyan – Just Another Diamond Day

    Sold for $1326.00
    Label: Philips
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1970
    Genres: Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: Folk

  6. Antidote (10) - Thou Shalt Not Kill

    Antidote (10) – Thou Shalt Not Kill

    Sold for $1352.00
    Label: Antidote Records (3)
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1983
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Hardcore, Punk

  7. Plebb - Yes It Isn't It

    Plebb – Yes It Isn’t It

    Sold for $1420.00
    Label: Plebb Records
    Format: LP
    Country: Sweden
    Released: 1979
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock

  8. Sadaka - Premonition

    Sadaka – Premonition

    Sold for $1450.00
    Label: Creatic Records
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1982
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Jazz-Funk, Soul-Jazz

  9. The Child Molesters - (I Wanna See Some) Wholesale Murder

    The Child Molesters – (I Wanna See Some) Wholesale Murder

    Sold for $1477.00
    Label: Ace & Duce Records
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Released: 1979
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Punk

  10. Pet Shop Boys - Electric

    Pet Shop Boys – Electric

    Sold for $1477.00
    Label: The Vinyl Factory, x2 (2)
    Format: Box, Album, Ltd + 12″, Ora + 12″, Yel + 12″, Pin +
    Country: UK
    Released: 2013
    Genres: Electronic, Pop
    Styles: Synth-pop, House

  11. Minor Threat - Filler

    Minor Threat – Filler

    Sold for $1493.00
    Label: Dischord Records
    Format: 7″, EP, Red
    Country: US
    Released: 1981
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Hardcore, Punk

  12. Burzum - Burzum

    Burzum – Burzum

    Sold for $1500.00
    Label: Deathlike Silence Productions
    Format: CD, Album
    Country: Norway
    Released: 1992
    Genres: Electronic, Rock
    Styles: Dark Ambient, Black Metal

  13. Floorpunch - Division One Champs

    Floorpunch – Division One Champs

    Sold for $1558.00
    Label: In My Blood Records
    Format: 7″, Num, Gol
    Country: US
    Released: 1996
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Hardcore

  14. Eric Dolphy - In Europe

    Eric Dolphy – In Europe

    Sold for $1590.00
    Label: Debut Records (3)
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Denmark
    Released: 1962
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Post Bop

  15. Akio Suzuki - Analapos

    Akio Suzuki – Analapos

    Sold for $1609.00
    Label: ALM Records
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Japan
    Released: 1980
    Genres: Electronic, Non-Music, Classical
    Styles: Experimental

  16. Nath & Martin Brothers* - Money

    Nath & Martin Brothers* – Money

    Sold for $1623.00
    Label: Kabana Records (2)
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Nigeria
    Released: 1974
    Genres: Rock, Funk / Soul, Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: Afrobeat, Funk, Highlife

  17. J. R. Monterose* + The Joe Abodeely Trio - In Action

    J. R. Monterose* + The Joe Abodeely Trio – In Action

    Sold for $1650.00
    Label: Studio 4 (4)
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1964
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Hard Bop

  18. Pink Floyd - Pigs On The Wing

    Pink Floyd – Pigs On The Wing

    Sold for $1685.00
    Label: Harvest
    Format: 7″, Promo
    Country: France
    Released: 1977
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock

  19. Ray Medina & The New Latin Breed - Head's Head

    Ray Medina & The New Latin Breed – Head’s Head

    Sold for $1700.00
    Label: Mares Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Genres: Latin
    Styles: Boogaloo

  20. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

    Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin

    Sold for $1800.00
    Label: Atlantic
    Format: LP, Album, Tur
    Country: UK
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Blues Rock, Hard Rock

  21. Psychodelic Frankie - Putting You Out Of My Life / Donna

    Psychodelic Frankie – Putting You Out Of My Life / Donna

    Sold for $1818.00
    Label: Hi-Speed Records
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Genres: Funk / Soul

  22. Motörhead - Motörhead

    Motörhead – Motörhead

    Sold for $1867.00
    Label: Chiswick Records
    Format: LP, Album, Sil
    Country: UK
    Released: 1977
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Rock & Roll

  23. Bathory - Bathory

    Bathory – Bathory

    Sold for $1893.00
    Label: Black Mark Production
    Format: LP, Album, Yel
    Country: Sweden
    Released: 1984
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Black Metal

  24. Nat Hall - You Don't Know (Just How I Feel)

    Nat Hall – You Don’t Know (Just How I Feel)

    Sold for $2000.00
    Label: Loop Records (8)
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1966
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Rhythm & Blues, Soul

  25. The Manish Boys - I Pity The Fool

    The Manish Boys – I Pity The Fool

    Sold for $2157.00
    Label: Parlophone
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: UK
    Released: 1965
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Rhythm & Blues, Vocal

  26. Flash McKinley - I'll Rescue You / Milly

    Flash McKinley – I’ll Rescue You / Milly

    Sold for $2200.00
    Label: Bombay, Bombay
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Released: 1970
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  27. Piero Umiliani - La Ragazza Dalla Pelle Di Luna

    Piero Umiliani – La Ragazza Dalla Pelle Di Luna

    Sold for $2272.00
    Label: Omicron
    Format: LP
    Country: Italy
    Released: 1972
    Genres: Jazz, Stage & Screen
    Styles: Soundtrack, Easy Listening

  28. The Broadway Quintet - Amalume (Lekani Mowa)

    The Broadway Quintet – Amalume (Lekani Mowa)

    Sold for $2368.00
    Label: Zambezi
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Zambia
    Released: 1976
    Genres: Jazz, Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: Soul-Jazz, Fusion, African, Modal

  29. Eddie Parker (2) - But If You Must Go

    Eddie Parker (2) – But If You Must Go

    Sold for $2400.00
    Label: MAM, Miko Records
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Released: 1976
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  30. Mick Stevens - See The Morning

    Mick Stevens – See The Morning

    Sold for $2873.00
    Label: Deroy
    Format: LP
    Country: UK
    Released: 1972
    Genres: Rock, Pop, Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock, Folk, Folk Rock

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3 Comments
  • Mar 25,2019 at 6:34 pm

    Yes 100% agree ! That will be very cool and interesting to have some few explanations :-) Thanks !!!!!

  • Mar 18,2019 at 12:44 am

    Yes that would be cool and educative.

  • Mar 13,2019 at 4:13 pm

    It would be cool if you could give a quick blurb on each record letting us know how and what makes them valuable. Unless they all just chalk down to scarcity.

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