Labeling March 2018 as a strong month for expensive records at Discogs probably falls short. With 15 records above the $2,000 price tag and four (!) above $6,000, this is one of the most active months for loaded collectors that comes to mind.
Before we start with the rundown of what went down in March, we would like to make an honorable mention to a record that wasn’t in our February’s most expensive items list because of technical reasons, but that should have been there. We are speaking about a copy of Freddie Chavez – Baby I’m Sorry / They’ll Never Know Why that was sold for the whopping price of €1,492.38 (at the moment almost $1,800).
With that being said, let’s start our analysis with some of the classics of our monthly Top 30. Nirvana appear twice in this list with their first album Bleach. But actually, we’re not speaking exactly about the same record twice, since one of those is a test pressing. Seems like lately there’s no most expensive list without Joy Division, the post-punk legends manage again to make it into our Top 5. Good news in case you’re currently on the hunt for a copy of An Ideal For Living, there are two copies for sale at the moment. And yes, you guessed it, expect The Beatles to have several entries on the list.
If we focus on genres, we can see how Hardcore and Punk records are still a big presence in this list. And the same applies to Funk/Soul and Disco. On the number 20, you will be able to spot a Brazilian Bossa Nova record. For those of you interested in reading a bit more about essential Brazilian Tropicália records, you can do it here.
It’s a pretty common pattern to see the same record appear in this list after its first appearance months before, this month we see Tom Prehn Kvartet again after its first appearance a couple of months ago, for example.
Now you might be wondering, what’s up there on top? It won’t come as a big surprise if you read our Q1 Report last week. Or for those of you who follow our Top 30 monthly – needless to say we are extremely thankful for your continuous support – that number 1 might seem familiar. Crazy, right?
Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in March 2018
Sold for $1500.00
Label: P. Tuotanto, P. Tuotanto Format: 7″, W/Lbl Country: Finland Released: 1982
Genres: Rock Styles: Hardcore, Punk
Sold for $1599.00
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, EMI, Capitol Records Format: 14xLP, Ltd, Num, RM + Box, Comp Country: US Released: 1982
Genres: Rock, Pop Styles: Beat, Rock & Roll, Pop Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Sold for $1606.00
Label: Dischi Montecarlo Format: LP Country: Italy Released: 1971
Genres: Jazz, Rock, Funk / Soul, Stage & Screen Styles: Jazz-Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Funk, Prog Rock
Sold for $1819.00
Label: RCA Italiana Format: LP, Album, Promo Country: Italy Released: 1970
Genres: Electronic, Jazz, Rock, Folk, World, & Country Styles: Abstract, Avantgarde, Prog Rock
Sold for $2088.00
Label: Golden Shower Records (2) Format: 7″, W/Lbl Country: Sweden Released: 1983
Genres: Rock Styles: Punk
Sold for $2500.00
Label: Not On Label Format: 2xLP, Album Country: US Released: 1977
Genres: Jazz, Funk / Soul, Blues Styles: Modern Electric Blues, Soul, Soul-Jazz
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