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Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold In Discogs Marketplace for March 2020

Our most expensive record of March had me baffled at first glance. A colored vinyl reissue of an album released within the past decade, by one of the biggest artists the world has ever seen. That copy sold in March went for $5K. Prices are now at around $20,000.

So what makes this David Bowie record special? It was released as part of a small series of reissues of 16 classic and cult albums by the charity, Unicef in 2019. Each album was released as a limited edition of 50 copies, numbered and pressed to blue vinyl.

It’s unclear how much money Unicef raised with this series. Fans and supporters could pay £5 to enter an artist-specific draw to get one of the records, or for those extra keen, could bid for the first and second pressings. They all fetch a pretty penny now, but many of the collectors of these releases try to stay true to the original mission of this series and throw some cash Unicef’s way. In keeping with that spirit, we’ve donated the fees for this sale to Unicef.

Check out the full list – where else does Blue Note rub shoulders with punk and prog records?

  1. Wooden Horse - II

    Wooden Horse – II

    Sold for $1228.00 Label: York Records
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1973
    Genres: Rock, Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: Folk Rock

  2. Paradise Square - Never Thought I'd See The Day

    Paradise Square – Never Thought I’d See The Day

    Sold for $1274.00 Label: Not On Label (Paradise Square Self-released)
    Format: LP, Album, W/Lbl
    Country: UK
    Released: 1974
    Genres: Rock, Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock, Folk Rock

  3. Benita* - Time For A Change

    Benita* – Time For A Change

    Sold for $1300.00 Label: Fine-Tuned Records
    Format: 7″, Promo
    Country: US
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Disco

  4. Fear (3) - Now Your Dead / I Love Livin In The City

    Fear (3) – Now Your Dead / I Love Livin In The City

    Sold for $1318.00 Label: Criminal Records (5)
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Released: 1978
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Punk

  5. Voice Of The Puppets - I Don't Wanna Know

    Voice Of The Puppets – I Don’t Wanna Know

    Sold for $1318.00 Label: Not On Label
    Format: 7″
    Country: UK
    Released: 1980
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Punk

  6. The Open Mind - The Open Mind

    The Open Mind – The Open Mind

    Sold for $1371.00 Label: Philips, Philips
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock

  7. Glen Adams / Beverley's All Stars - Hold Him Joe / Exclusively

    Glen Adams / Beverley’s All Stars – Hold Him Joe / Exclusively

    Sold for $1374.00 Label: Beverley’s Records
    Format: 7″, W/Lbl
    Country: Jamaica
    Released: 1968
    Genres: Reggae
    Styles: Rocksteady, Ska

  8. Joe Harriott & Amancio D'Silva Quartet - Hum Dono

    Joe Harriott & Amancio D’Silva Quartet – Hum Dono

    Sold for $1413.00 Label: Columbia, Columbia
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Fusion, Post Bop

  9. Queen - Queen Rocks

    Queen – Queen Rocks

    Sold for $1413.00 Label: Parlophone
    Format: 2xLP, Comp, RE
    Country: UK
    Released: 1997
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Classic Rock, Hard Rock

  10. Ultra Violet (7) - Ultra Violet

    Ultra Violet (7) – Ultra Violet

    Sold for $1430.00 Label: Capitol Records
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1973
    Genres: Rock, Pop
    Styles: Hard Rock, Ballad

  11. The Velvet Underground & Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico

    The Velvet Underground & Nico (3) – The Velvet Underground & Nico

    Sold for $1450.00 Label: Verve Records
    Format: LP, Album, Mono, Promo, Eas
    Country: US
    Released: 1967
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Art Rock, Garage Rock

  12. Mellow Madness Band - I See It Coming / Boogie

    Mellow Madness Band – I See It Coming / Boogie “M”

    Sold for $1483.00 Label: BR-Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: Germany
    Released: 1979
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Disco

  13. People's Thing Group - People's Thing Group

    People’s Thing Group – People’s Thing Group

    Sold for $1500.00 Label: Afrodisia
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Nigeria
    Released: 1978
    Genres: Funk / Soul, Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: Funk, Disco

  14. John Jenkins (2) / Kenny Burrell - John Jenkins With Kenny Burrell

    John Jenkins (2) / Kenny Burrell – John Jenkins With Kenny Burrell

    Sold for $1505.00 Label: Blue Note
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: US
    Released: 1957
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Hard Bop

  15. Elvis Presley - Rock 'N' Roll

    Elvis Presley – Rock ‘N’ Roll

    Sold for $1530.00 Label: His Master’s Voice, His Master’s Voice
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1956
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Rock & Roll

  16. John Coltrane - Blue Train

    John Coltrane – Blue Train

    Sold for $1800.00 Label: Blue Note
    Format: LP, Album, Mono, NY2
    Country: US
    Released: 1957
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Hard Bop

  17. War - Platinum Jazz

    War – Platinum Jazz

    Sold for $2000.00 Label: Blue Note
    Format: 2xLP, Comp, Gat
    Country: US
    Released: 1977
    Genres: Jazz, Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul-Jazz, Jazz-Funk

  18. Cliff Jordan* & John Gilmore - Blowing In From Chicago

    Cliff Jordan* & John Gilmore – Blowing In From Chicago

    Sold for $2150.00 Label: Blue Note
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: US
    Released: 1957
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Hard Bop

  19. Motörhead - Motörhead

    Motörhead – Motörhead

    Sold for $2172.00 Label: Chiswick Records
    Format: LP, Album, Sil
    Country: UK
    Released: 1977
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Hard Rock, Rock & Roll, Heavy Metal

  20. Life (16) - Life

    Life (16) – Life

    Sold for $2214.00 Label: Odeon
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1971
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock

  21. The Manish Boys - I Pity The Fool

    The Manish Boys – I Pity The Fool

    Sold for $2231.00 Label: Parlophone
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: UK
    Released: 1965
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Rhythm & Blues, Vocal

  22. The Beatles Vs The Four Seasons - The Beatles Vs The Four Seasons

    The Beatles Vs The Four Seasons – The Beatles Vs The Four Seasons

    Sold for $2250.00 Label: Vee Jay Records, Vee Jay Records
    Format: LP, Album + LP, Comp + Comp, Gat
    Country: US
    Released: 1964
    Genres: Rock, Pop
    Styles: Pop Rock

  23. Amancio D'Silva - Integration

    Amancio D’Silva – Integration

    Sold for $2429.00 Label: Columbia
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Jazz

  24. Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus

    Sonny Rollins – Saxophone Colossus

    Sold for $2599.00 Label: Prestige, Prestige
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: US
    Released: 1957
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Bop

  25. Room (5) - Pre-Flight

    Room (5) – Pre-Flight

    Sold for $2608.00 Label: Deram
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1970
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Blues Rock, Prog Rock

  26. Five Day Rain - Five Day Rain

    Five Day Rain – Five Day Rain

    Sold for $3296.00 Label: Not On Label
    Format: LP, TP
    Country: UK
    Released: 1970
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock, Psychedelic Rock

  27. Pet Shop Boys - Yes

    Pet Shop Boys – Yes

    Sold for $3345.00 Label: Parlophone, The Vinyl Factory
    Format: 11×12″, Album + Box, Ltd, Num
    Country: UK
    Released: 2009
    Genres: Electronic, Pop
    Styles: Synth-pop

  28. Fraction (4) - Moon Blood

    Fraction (4) – Moon Blood

    Sold for $3558.00 Label: Angelus Records
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1971
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Stoner Rock, Space Rock

  29. Sahib Shihab And The Danish Radio Jazz Group - Sahib Shihab And The Danish Radio Jazz Group

    Sahib Shihab And The Danish Radio Jazz Group – Sahib Shihab And The Danish Radio Jazz Group

    Sold for $4379.00 Label: Oktav (2)
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Denmark
    Released: 1965
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Hard Bop, Modal, Big Band

  30. David Bowie - The Next Day

    David Bowie – The Next Day

    Sold for $4888.00 Label: ISO Records, Columbia
    Format: 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Blu
    Country: Europe
    Released: 2019
    Genres: Rock, Pop
    Styles: Art Rock


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