Royksopp album, with artwork from Banksy

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

It’s happening again, folks! Life is full of coincidences. As I’m writing this, Melody A.M. by Röyksopp is turning 18. At the age of eighteen, in most countries, you can get ready to vote for the first time, drink your first beer, be part of a popular jury, move out of your parents’ house… Life is exciting when you’re eighteen! But the reason why the debut album by Norwegian electronic duo Röyksopp has crowned our Top 30 for the second time in just a couple of months isn’t linked exclusively to the music (just for the record, this album is a modern classic).

We mentioned it before and we’ll mention it now. Owning the ultra-limited edition of this double-LP, with just 100 copies available might be your only chance to own an original painting by Banksy. We know this is going to sound insane, but 8,178 bucks isn’t a bad price for a piece hand-sprayed by the most influential street artist on Earth. And also, we’re quite sure that the album cover won’t self-destruct once it arrives in the hands of its lucky new owner.

Is this everything that happened on July 2019 in our Marketplace? Forget about it! This is the first time I have ever spotted a single by the wildly successful nineties British girl group Spice Girls. Apparently, someone really loves Geri Halliwell, since this promotional Australian single went for much more than those featuring the other members of the group. In the Top 10, we find a Mozambican single by David Bowie that has never been sold before. Expensive but most likely a sound investment. Another record that neither you nor we have seen around in the Top 30 is a copy of the only record ever released by the obscure German heavy progressive band Chicken Bones. Maybe this will help more copies of the original release to resurface…

That’s it for this month, hope you enjoy the list and also… Does anybody else feel that the cover art of #13 is terrifying?

 

  1. Spice Girls - Viva Forever

    Spice Girls – Viva Forever

    Sold for $1408.00 Label: Virgin
    Format: CD, Single, Enh, Ltd, Promo
    Country: Australia
    Released: 1998
    Genres: Electronic, Pop
    Styles: Downtempo, Ballad

  2. Omega Red Star* - From Hungary

    Omega Red Star* – From Hungary

    Sold for $1442.00 Label: Decca
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: UK
    Released: 1968
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Beat, Pop Rock

  3. Manny Corchado And His Orchestra - Pow-Wow / Chicken And Booze

    Manny Corchado And His Orchestra – Pow-Wow / Chicken And Booze

    Sold for $1450.00 Label: Decca
    Format: 7″, Single, Promo
    Country: US
    Released: 1966
    Genres: Latin, Funk / Soul
    Styles: Boogaloo

  4. Ivorys* - Please Stay / I'm In A Groove

    Ivorys* – Please Stay / I’m In A Groove

    Sold for $1500.00 Label: Despenza
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Released: 1966
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  5. Imani (8) - Out Of The Blue

    Imani (8) – Out Of The Blue

    Sold for $1500.00 Label: Not On Label (Imani (8) Self-released)
    Format: 12″, EP
    Country: US
    Released: 1983
    Genres: Jazz, Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul-Jazz, Jazz-Funk

  6. Kenny Dorham - Quiet Kenny

    Kenny Dorham – Quiet Kenny

    Sold for $1598.00 Label: New Jazz
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: US
    Released: 1959
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Hard Bop

  7. The Smiths - The Smiths

    The Smiths – The Smiths

    Sold for $1611.00 Label: Rough Trade
    Format: LP, Album, Ora
    Country: Hong Kong
    Released: 1984
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Indie Rock

  8. Charanjit Singh - Synthesizing - Ten Ragas To A Disco Beat

    Charanjit Singh – Synthesizing – Ten Ragas To A Disco Beat

    Sold for $1659.00 Label: His Master’s Voice
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: India
    Released: 1983
    Genres: Electronic, Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: Indian Classical, Acid, Experimental

  9. Bathory - Bathory

    Bathory – Bathory

    Sold for $1665.00 Label: Black Mark Production
    Format: LP, Album, Yel
    Country: Sweden
    Released: 1984
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Black Metal

  10. Bobb Trimble - Harvest Of Dreams

    Bobb Trimble – Harvest Of Dreams

    Sold for $1666.00 Label: Boysongs Unlimited
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1982
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Folk Rock, Lo-Fi, Psychedelic Rock, Indie Rock, Experimental

  11. Pugh's Place - Live

    Pugh’s Place – Live

    Sold for $1668.00 Label: Universe Productions, Universe Productions
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Netherlands
    Released: 1972
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock

  12. The Factory (3) - Try A Little Sunshine

    The Factory (3) – Try A Little Sunshine

    Sold for $1685.00 Label: CBS
    Format: 7″, Single, Promo, 4-P
    Country: UK
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock

  13. The Pagans* - Six And Change

    The Pagans* – Six And Change

    Sold for $1750.00 Label: Neck Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1977
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Punk

  14. Einar Iversen - Me And My Piano

    Einar Iversen – Me And My Piano

    Sold for $1777.00 Label: NorDisc
    Format: LP
    Country: Norway
    Released: 1967
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Bop

  15. Bill Fay - Time Of The Last Persecution

    Bill Fay – Time Of The Last Persecution

    Sold for $1829.00 Label: Deram
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1971
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Folk Rock

  16. Alex Korner's Breakdown Group* Featuring Cyril Davis* - Blues From The Roundhouse

    Alex Korner’s Breakdown Group* Featuring Cyril Davis* – Blues From The Roundhouse

    Sold for $1874.00 Label: 77 Records
    Format: 10″
    Country: UK
    Released: 1957
    Genres: Blues
    Styles: Country Blues, Harmonica Blues, Rhythm & Blues

  17. The Bluestars* - Social End Product

    The Bluestars* – Social End Product

    Sold for $1907.00 Label: Allied International
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: New Zealand
    Released: 1966
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Garage Rock

  18. The Shiver - Walpurgis

    The Shiver – Walpurgis

    Sold for $1977.00 Label: Maris Musik
    Format: LP, Album, Gat
    Country: Germany
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Krautrock

  19. Tempest (6) - Stereo Pop Special-44

    Tempest (6) – Stereo Pop Special-44

    Sold for $2000.00 Label: BBC Transcription Services
    Format: LP, Transcription
    Country: UK
    Released: 1973
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock, Public Broadcast

  20. The Dream* - Get Dreamy

    The Dream* – Get Dreamy

    Sold for $2078.00 Label: Polydor
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Norway
    Released: 1967
    Genres: Rock, Funk / Soul
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock

  21. Bowie* - Rebel Rebel / Queen Bitch

    Bowie* – Rebel Rebel / Queen Bitch

    Sold for $2222.00 Label: RCA Victor
    Format: 7″, Single, Sol
    Country: Mozambique
    Released: 1974
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Classic Rock

  22. Shinki Chen & His Friends - Shinki Chen

    Shinki Chen & His Friends – Shinki Chen

    Sold for $2222.00 Label: Polydor
    Format: LP
    Country: Japan
    Released: 1971
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock

  23. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced?

    The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced?

    Sold for $2222.00 Label: Reprise Records
    Format: LP, Album, Mono, Promo
    Country: US
    Released: 1967
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock

  24. Chicken Bones - Hardrock In Concert

    Chicken Bones – Hardrock In Concert

    Sold for $2444.00 Label: Procom Records
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Germany
    Released: 1976
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Krautrock, Prog Rock

  25. Buddy Smith - When You Lose The One You Love

    Buddy Smith – When You Lose The One You Love

    Sold for $2500.00 Label: Brute Records (2)
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1967
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  26. Tommy Whittle Quintet - New Horizons

    Tommy Whittle Quintet – New Horizons

    Sold for $3048.00 Label: Tempo Records (5)
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: UK
    Released: 1960
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Hard Bop

  27. Pet Shop Boys - Yes

    Pet Shop Boys – Yes

    Sold for $3658.00 Label: Parlophone, The Vinyl Factory
    Format: 11×12″, Album + Box, Ltd, Num
    Country: UK
    Released: 2009
    Genres: Electronic, Pop
    Styles: Synth-pop

  28. Genesis - Live At Leicester / Manchester

    Genesis – Live At Leicester / Manchester

    Sold for $3947.00 Label: Philips
    Format: 2xLP, TP
    Country: Netherlands
    Released: 1973
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock

  29. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

    Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin

    Sold for $6444.00 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

  30. Röyksopp - Melody A.M.

    Röyksopp – Melody A.M.

    Sold for $8178.00 Label: Wall Of Sound
    Format: 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, S/Edition, W/Lbl
    Country: UK
    Released: 2002
    Genres: Electronic
    Styles: House, Downtempo


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Javi is a Spanish immigrant currently living in Amsterdam and our social media and blog guy. When he's not working 9 to 5 (what a way to make a living), he spends his days obsessing about music, spending his Discogs salary on attending gigs and festivals, and going to the movies more than any doctor would recommend.
9 Comments
  • Sep 26,2019 at 05:12

    @vintagevantagedjjd Hong Kong was still a British Colony – therefore, a country.

  • Sep 26,2019 at 02:35

    I’m not mocking anyone, nor anything. I’m just stating an opinion. *mind blown*

  • Sep 26,2019 at 01:07

    Madison-chan Ugly attitude mocking the musical taste of others, is part of the poor education of people. As if your musical taste was excellent: D

  • Sep 25,2019 at 23:58

    Anything over a penny for the Spice Girls is paying too much.

  • Sep 9,2019 at 01:24

    Not sure why everyone rates this as art, It’s nothing but a stencil..What a joke.

  • Sep 7,2019 at 00:23

    On #25, I’m intrigued as to “Hong Kong” being a Country? Would enjoy any insight…

  • Sep 6,2019 at 18:30

    Did you check to be sure that the buyer even paid (8k )? Someone could just list something rare like that ,and then have their friends buy it for a crazy amount and then cancel the order….

    • Sep 9,2019 at 11:32

      Hi @vocoder808, every order on this list is marked as Shipped and Discogs has received the Seller fee for the order. This is why the report comes out a few weeks after the end of each month – we want to ensure there is no one spamming the list.

  • Sep 6,2019 at 17:48

    well dunno where you folks are looking but i certainly payed no where near 8k for a banksy original…. and its hardly one of his best pieces is it…

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