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The Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold in the Discogs Marketplace for June 2020

Every month, we take a closer look at the most expensive records, cassettes, CDs that folks scooped up in the Discogs Marketplace.

There’s almost always a Pink Floyd album in the ranking, usually Dark Side of the Moon. In June, we actually have two different pressings of the coveted album (over 650,000 Discogs users want the record, after all). The pricier version was the original release; while you can certainly cop this 1973 release for much cheaper, the $2,255 price tag is on par for an item graded Mint. The other pressing is from the UHQR Vinyl Series by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, a label that specializes in remastering works for audiophiles.

Another entry on the Top 30 list that caught our eye was the limited release from Billie Eilish because it’s less common for a recent record to make the cut. This 2019 album features a live set at Third Man Records and was only available at the label’s two physical storefronts. Each cover was hand-painted by Billie herself — if by “hand” you mean “paint-covered microphone.” Check out the creative process for yourself.

The most expensive item sold in June went for a whopping $6,052 thanks to the famous name behind the album art. The cover is a Banksy original that houses a 12-inch from electronic group Capoeira Twins.

  1. Wee - Try Me / Teach Me How

    Wee – Try Me / Teach Me How

    Sold for $1,500.00
    Label: Owl
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1976
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: N/A

  2. Sonny Clark - Leapin' And Lopin'

    Sonny Clark – Leapin’ And Lopin’

    Sold for $1,534.00
    Label: Blue Note
    Format: LP
    Country: US
    Released: 1962
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Hard Bop

  3. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon

    Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon

    Sold for $1,560.00
    Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Harvest
    Format: LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM
    Country: US
    Released: 1981
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Classic Rock, Psychedelic Rock

  4. Vothana - Vòng Hoa Chiến Thắng - Crown Of Victory

    Vothana – Vòng Hoa Chiến Thắng – Crown Of Victory

    Sold for $1,564.00
    Label: Painiac Records
    Format: 12″, EP, Ltd
    Country: Belgium
    Released: 2008
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Black Metal

  5. Keni Okulolo* - Keni Okulolo

    Keni Okulolo – Keni Okulolo

    Sold for $1,627.00
    Label: EMI
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Nigeria
    Released: 1977
    Genres: Rock, Funk / Soul, Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: Afrobeat, Psychedelic Rock

  6. J.T. IV - Waiting for the C.T.A.

    J.T. IV – Waiting for the C.T.A.

    Sold for $1,750.00
    Label: Rock And Roll Records
    Format: 7″, Promo
    Country: US
    Released: 0
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: N/A

  7. Damon (10) - Song Of A Gypsy

    Damon – Song Of A Gypsy

    Sold for $1,800.00
    Label: Ankh
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1968
    Genres: Rock, Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock, Folk Rock

  8. Cytations* - Darling You Do

    Cytations – Darling You Do

    Sold for $1,800.00
    Label: Granjun
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  9. Foo Fighters - The One

    Foo Fighters – The One

    Sold for $1,898.00
    Label: BMG
    Format: 7″, Promo
    Country: Europe
    Released: 2002
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Alternative Rock

  10. The Outlaw Gang - Funky Fast Bump

    The Outlaw Gang – Funky Fast Bump

    Sold for $1,966.00
    Label: Rudi Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1974
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: N/A

  11. The Harvey Averne Dozen - Dynamite / Never Learned To Dance

    The Harvey Averne Dozen – Dynamite / Never Learned To Dance

    Sold for $1,999.00
    Label: Uptite Records
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Released: 1968
    Genres: Latin, Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  12. The Show Boys - Run With A Knife

    The Show Boys – Run With A Knife

    Sold for $2,000.00
    Label: Not On Label (The Show Boys Self-released)
    Format: 7″, W/Lbl
    Country: Jamaica
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Reggae
    Styles: Reggae

  13. Tommy Dent And Soul Commandos - Hair / That's What Love Will Do

    Tommy Dent And Soul Commandos – Hair / That’s What Love Will Do

    Sold for $2,000.00
    Label: Rapda Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 0
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Funk, Soul

  14. Smoke, Inc. - Waitin' For Love

    Smoke, Inc. – Waitin’ For Love

    Sold for $2,000.00
    Label: Smoke Records Inc.
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1977
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: N/A

  15. Curtis Fuller - Volume 3

    Curtis Fuller – Volume 3

    Sold for $2,045.00
    Label: Blue Note
    Format: LP, Mono
    Country: US
    Released: 1960
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: N/A

  16. Satyricon - Dark Medieval Times

    Satyricon – Dark Medieval Times

    Sold for $2,068.00
    Label: Moonfog Productions
    Format: LP, Album, Ltd
    Country: Norway
    Released: 1994
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Black Metal

  17. The Beatles - Please Please Me

    The Beatles – Please Please Me

    Sold for $2,103.00
    Label: Parlophone
    Format: LP, Album, Mono, Gol
    Country: UK
    Released: 1963
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Beat, Rock & Roll

  18. Jimmy Mack (2) - My World Is On Fire / Go On

    Jimmy Mack – My World Is On Fire / Go On

    Sold for $2,124.00
    Label: Palmer
    Format: 7″, Single, Promo
    Country: US
    Released: 1967
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  19. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon

    Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon

    Sold for $2,255.00
    Label: Harvest
    Format: LP, Album, Gat
    Country: UK
    Released: 1973
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock, Psychedelic Rock

  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 $2,297.00
    Label: Rhino Records, Cotillion
    Format: 38xCD + Blu-ray + Box, Comp, Ltd, Num
    Country: US
    Released: 2019
    Genres: Rock, Funk / Soul, Blues, Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: N/A

  21. Billie Eilish - Live At Third Man Records

    Billie Eilish – Live At Third Man Records

    Sold for $2,300.00
    Label: Third Man Records
    Format: LP, Album, Ltd, Blu
    Country: US
    Released: 2019
    Genres: Pop
    Styles: N/A

  22. Wil Malone - Wil Malone

    Wil Malone – Wil Malone

    Sold for $2,471.00
    Label: Fontana
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1970
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Acoustic

  23. The Beatles - The Beatles

    The Beatles – The Beatles

    Sold for $2,659.00
    Label: Parlophone
    Format: 2xLP, Album, Num, Exp
    Country: Europe
    Released: 1968
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Rock & Roll, Pop Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Experimental

  24. Genesis - From Genesis To Revelation

    Genesis – From Genesis To Revelation

    Sold for $2,808.00
    Label: Decca, Decca
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: UK
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock

  25. Hunger (3) - Strictly From Hunger

    Hunger – Strictly From Hunger

    Sold for $2,941.00
    Label: Public!, Public!
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock, Garage Rock

  26. Cherry Five - Cherry Five

    Cherry Five – Cherry Five

    Sold for $3,383.00
    Label: Cinevox
    Format: LP, Album, Gat
    Country: Italy
    Released: 1975
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock

  27. Soulfull Strutters - How Happy We Will Be

    Soulfull Strutters – How Happy We Will Be

    Sold for $3,409.00
    Label: Strut Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 0
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  28. Analogy - Analogy

    Analogy – Analogy

    Sold for $3,717.00
    Label: Dischi Produzioni Ventotto, Dischi Produzioni Ventotto
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Italy
    Released: 1972
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Krautrock, Prog Rock

  29. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II

    Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin II

    Sold for $3,750.00
    Label: Classic Records
    Format: 4×12″, Album, Ltd, Num, RM, TP + Box
    Country: US
    Released: 2008
    Genres: Rock, Blues
    Styles: Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock

  30. Capoeira Twins - 4 x 3

    Capoeira Twins – 4 x 3

    Sold for $6,052.00
    Label: Blowpop Records
    Format: 12″, W/Lbl
    Country: UK
    Released: 1999
    Genres: Electronic
    Styles: Breakbeat, Downtempo

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21 Comments
  • Oct 19,2020 at 11:46

    I have noted that a Joy Division “Ideal For Living” sold for £3500 (plus £350 UsCal Sales Tax) on June 17th 2020 and Altho was paid for, Commission taken, Feedback given it did not appear in Most Expensive items sold in June(nor any since?)

    Can this be added?

  • Oct 4,2020 at 13:47

    I agree. I think there are very few shill bidders on ebay. I sell a lot of collectible, promo, and import CDs on ebay and ebay takes a pretty healthy commission. If you have a shill bidder win the auction, you have to pay the commission. Sure, you could then cancel the transaction, but ebay monitors that pretty closely.

  • Sep 8,2020 at 10:15

    Nice if you have money to burn.As for myself,I enjoy the thrill of the hunt.Bagged a box full of 45’s this weekend.Mostly 60’s-70’s Soul,Gospel and Blues mixed in were some early 70’s Top 40.Included were 12 B.B.King singles and 2 Soul Stirrers singles on Specialty. $5 US and a little bit of my time.

  • Sep 6,2020 at 00:22

    I think that the vinyl prices are ridiculous at this moment, I remember this was the major cause of the vinyl decline when the CD arrived on the scene, when they were cheaper than the”old” grandfather LP. In this moment, thanks to some vultures and people’s (with money)hysteria to “collect” some kind of vinyls obviously the prices of the vinyls are rising up and the Cds are becoming nearly obsolete. Moreover I don’t understand why blocking “unofficial” releases in Discogs, it should be the buyer decision if pay for something unofficial or not, and nota “censorship tyranny” from someone else decision. Anyway this decision are pushing more an more people to buy in eBay something that before was instead available on this website. Bootlegs and “unofficial” release (sometimes made by the same label records “hidden”) always have existed on the market and they will always exist because sometimes these releases are even better than the “official” one, providing to the vinyl lovers some material previously unavailable (e.g. https://www.discogs.com/Duran-Duran-A-View-To-A-Kill-12-Remix/release/6591097). Finally after years of rumours and snippets I was able to have in my hands and listen to the official 12″ remix of DD’s A view To A Kill! For some strange reason this version was kept in the vault for 30 years but finally released by someone in the record label and finally pressed with a stunning artwork, whether is official or not and I’m extremely glad that I bought it before it was “blocked” on the website.
    There are some gems unreleased “officially” on vinyl like GM’s Patience or Songs From The Last Century whose unofficial releases are hitting ridiculous prices when you even find a copy.
    Another mystery is the choice of blocking some “unofficial” releases and some not even if there are 2 or 3 versions and sometimes only 1 or 2 blocked, it’s really strange to me the decision of blocking partially a release, at least it should all or nothing!
    I think that very soon the buyers will realise that they’re paying unnecessary money for some records which are not even great repress of the original, and it will cause another fall of the vinyls, that was heaven for someone like me who really love vinyls for their sound and for the collectible and that gave me the opportunity to finally buy some specific records for a decent and fair price.
    So, for the records labels and for the greedy vultures, enjoy the moment until it last!

  • Sep 2,2020 at 14:11

    Why all the talk about ebay, surely these are discogs sales or is the title misleading.

  • Sep 1,2020 at 15:39

    @Record_Safari…it’s because it depends on the type of currency used by the seller

  • Aug 31,2020 at 17:24

    How are people getting these odd amounts for their items if there are no auctions on Discogs?

  • Aug 19,2020 at 17:31

    I love these lists for the obscure rare tracks you can check out on youtube & see why it’s so collectible quite often musically, the artist just never got distirbution/bad timing/etc.

  • Aug 19,2020 at 04:55

    I suspect shill bids when I see the bidders profile has a high percentage of bids with the seller, or the seller has turned off access to bidder information. I always bid an amount that is high enough that I wouldn’t want to pay it but would of I had to. I most often get the item for much less but when I lose, I’m happy I didn’t have to pay more than I didn’t want to pay. If the seller takes the chance with shilling, it just means they want a certain price and if I don’t agree, they can be stuck with the item and dealing with eBay on an unpaid buyer situation.

  • Aug 19,2020 at 01:59

    I can vouch for #1 – it’s the Banksy sleeve, plenty more on popsike!

  • Aug 14,2020 at 06:18

    First time in a while there are no punk records on this list.

  • Aug 13,2020 at 00:23

    How did the Vothana – Vòng Hoa Chiến Thắng – Crown Of Victory release fetch so much when it is blocked for sale?

  • Aug 12,2020 at 02:27

    Joseph_S

    The rare Banksy sleeve may have something to do with it – looks like the earlier sales all had plain covers

  • Aug 10,2020 at 14:01

    I agree. I think there are very few shill bidders on ebay. I sell a lot of collectible, promo, and import CDs on ebay and ebay takes a pretty healthy commission. If you have a shill bidder win the auction, you have to pay the commission. Sure, you could then cancel the transaction, but ebay monitors that pretty closely.

    I do collect some OOP vinyl of recordings that never made it to digital or the digital masters are horrible (early Jimmy Buffett is a prime example). The vinyl has gone up because the numbers are getting fewer and fewer. Its that simple. Scarcity is why people collect them. Where I used to see dozens of OOP LPs by an artist like Rusty Weir (semi-obscure, but on Columbia), now you see a third of that. Where you used to see MINT/SEALED, you are often lucky to see Mint-.

    The resurgence of vinyl has also been a major factor. Ten years ago, almost nobody was issuing new vinyl. Now everybody does. In fact there are some re-issues and anniversary editions that are only coming out on vinyl. Black Sabbath is issuing the 40th anniversary edition of Paranoid. It’s on vinyl. It will also come out on CD, but the CDs are the same that were issued in the 2016 super deluxe edition. Nothing new here. Cyndi Lauper is re-issuing “True Colors” next month — vinyl only. My point is that now that more and more people are buying turntables and have the ability to play vinyl, they are collecting older albums from their youth, driving up prices. It has nothing to do with shill bidders.

  • Aug 10,2020 at 10:01

    Slendersausage,
    what you’re claiming is the reason for the increasing prices at ebay is nothing but an unproveable guess out of thin air. And it’s not at all very likely that all, or even a majority, of the sellers would do it that way. Fact is rather that there are more and more extremely rich people who have decided to make collecting rare records their hobby. And they obviously don’t care how much they pay, they probably don’t even care about the music that much, they just want to own certain things. It’s not the sellers’ “fault” if things get out of balance.

  • Aug 8,2020 at 19:48

    No. 1 is def evidence for money laundering

  • Aug 8,2020 at 13:20

    The relentless rise of vinyl prices speaks more of the falling value of currency than anything else, if they’d been priced in Bitcoin over the last ten years prices would be plummeting.

  • Aug 8,2020 at 07:03

    Can anyone explain why the price for no.1 when it used to sell for 8€ until January?

  • Aug 8,2020 at 05:21

    I’m down for the 50 cheapest. I’m happy for those people but most of us aren’t burning logs of cash in the fireplace. Vinyl’s nice but at those prices I’ll just get the CD instead.

  • Aug 8,2020 at 04:37

    The sad relaity is that ebay and all its shill bidders has pushed the price of vinyl to silly levels. They do this by bidding on their own stuff using friends and family user names when they have one or two genuine buyers bidding. They then push up the price to exceptional levels and silly people then fall for it and pay it. Always bid and buy stuff on ebay at the last 5 seconds and make sure you only put a bid in for what its worth. I mean 1st press Led Zepplin LPs that were once £500 are now £1,500+ within ten years due to this problem and gullible buyers having no clue whatsoever

  • Aug 8,2020 at 03:53

    Cool.. But I’d love to see a 50 cheapest records sold in Discogs. It would be more fitting to the harsh reality we live in.

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