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Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold On Discogs In November 2019

Happy New Year, everyone! 🎉

We hope Santa has been good and brought you plenty of incredible records straight out of your Wantlist. While we are all fully immersed in this new decade, the Discogs Top 30 most expensive list is always a bit behind so we can verify orders. So today we’ll be revealing the most exclusive items bought in the Discogs Marketplace in November 2019.

The first record that got my attention is number 7. Yes, friends, a super rare record released by Boards Of Canada during Record Store Day 2013 has been sold for $2,300. That’s only $200 under the median sale price that we mentioned a few months ago on our recap of the most expensive Record Store Day releases. If you ask me, it’s a good deal considering that only four copies have been found, with allegedly six copies in existence in total. This is one of the biggest holy grails for collectors worldwide.

Another striking thing about the last few months’ expensive item lists is how classical music is having a moment on Discogs. In October, the number 1 was a record by Beethoven (obviously not recorded by him directly). In November, another classical record reached number 2 and was sold for $3,000. A new golden age for classical music on Discogs? Maybe.

For the rest, you know the drill, plenty of rare Funk/Soul singles up on the list, that suitcase filled with industrial music we saw a couple of years ago, Bathory (because this chart can’t do without them)… I don’t want to spoil anything else for you, so scroll down and let us know in the comments what you think about this month’s most expensive list.

  1. Freedom's Children - Galactic Vibes

    Freedom’s Children – Galactic Vibes

    Sold for $1333.00 Label: Parlophone, Parlophone
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: South Africa
    Released: 1971
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock

  2. Agalloch - Pale Folklore

    Agalloch – Pale Folklore

    Sold for $1350.00 Label: Profound Lore Records
    Format: 2xLP, Album, Whi + Box, Ltd, Num, Woo
    Country: USA & Canada
    Released: 2005
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Folk Rock, Doom Metal

  3. David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World

    David Bowie – The Man Who Sold The World

    Sold for $1362.00 Label: Mercury
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Australia
    Released: 1971
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Hard Rock, Glam

  4. The Beatles - The Collection

    The Beatles – The Collection

    Sold for $1495.00 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

  5. The Mike Taylor Trio - Trio

    The Mike Taylor Trio – Trio

    Sold for $1578.00 Label: Columbia
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: UK
    Released: 1967
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Contemporary Jazz

  6. Wigwam (3) - Hard N' Horny

    Wigwam (3) – Hard N’ Horny

    Sold for $1648.00 Label: Love Records (4)
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Finland
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock

  7. Catherine Howe - What A Beautiful Place

    Catherine Howe – What A Beautiful Place

    Sold for $1666.00 Label: Reflection (3)
    Format: LP
    Country: UK
    Released: 1971
    Genres: Pop, Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: Folk

  8. Ray Frazier & The Shades Of Madness - I Who Have Nothing (Am Somebody) / Lonliness

    Ray Frazier & The Shades Of Madness – I Who Have Nothing (Am Somebody) / Lonliness

    Sold for $1750.00 Label: Stanson, Stanson
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul, Funk

  9. The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones – The Rolling Stones

    Sold for $1795.00 Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
    Format: 11xLP, Album, Comp, Ltd, RM + Box, Comp, Ltd, Num
    Country: US
    Released: 1984
    Genres: Rock, Blues
    Styles: Pop Rock, Country Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Rock & Roll, Blues Rock, Rhythm & Blues

  10. Alphataurus - Alphataurus

    Alphataurus – Alphataurus

    Sold for $1823.00 Label: Magma (2)
    Format: LP, Album, Tri
    Country: Italy
    Released: 1973
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock, Symphonic Rock

  11. Bengt Nordström - Natural Music

    Bengt Nordström – Natural Music

    Sold for $1833.00 Label: Bird Notes
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Sweden
    Released: 1968
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Free Jazz

  12. Anthony

    Anthony “Sangie” Davis & Lee Perry / Devon Irons & Dr. Alimantado – Words / Vampire

    Sold for $1910.00 Label: Black Art
    Format: 12″
    Country: Jamaica
    Released: 1977
    Genres: Reggae
    Styles: Roots Reggae

  13. Bathory - Bathory

    Bathory – Bathory

    Sold for $1943.00 Label: Black Mark Production
    Format: LP, Album, Yel
    Country: Sweden
    Released: 1984
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Black Metal

  14. Bizet*, Paris Conservatoire Orchestra*, André Cluytens - L'Arlésienne Suites 1 & 2 / Carmen Suite

    Bizet*, Paris Conservatoire Orchestra*, André Cluytens – L’Arlésienne Suites 1 & 2 / Carmen Suite

    Sold for $1944.00 Label: Columbia
    Format: LP
    Country: UK
    Released: 1964
    Genres: Classical

  15. Amancio D'Silva - Integration

    Amancio D’Silva – Integration

    Sold for $1973.00 Label: Columbia
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: UK
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Avant-garde Jazz

  16. The Dovers - The Third Eye / Your Love

    The Dovers – The Third Eye / Your Love

    Sold for $2000.00 Label: Miramar Records (2)
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1966
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock, Garage Rock

  17. The Runaways (4) - 18th Floor Girl / Your Foolish Ways

    The Runaways (4) – 18th Floor Girl / Your Foolish Ways

    Sold for $2000.00 Label: Alamo Audio Company
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1966
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Garage Rock

  18. 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

  19. Masayuki Takayanagi And New Direction Unit - Eclipse = 侵蝕

    Masayuki Takayanagi And New Direction Unit – Eclipse = 侵蝕

    Sold for $2025.00 Label: Iskra Records (2)
    Format: LP
    Country: Japan
    Released: 1975
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Free Improvisation

  20. Enesco* - Plays Bach Sonatas

    Enesco* – Plays Bach Sonatas

    Sold for $2030.00 Label: Continental (6)
    Format: 3xLP, Mono + Box
    Country: US
    Released: 1950
    Genres: Classical
    Styles: Baroque

  21. The Brain Police* - The Brain Police

    The Brain Police* – The Brain Police

    Sold for $2087.00 Label: K.B. Artists
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1968
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock

  22. Various - Untieddiaries 1979-87

    Various – Untieddiaries 1979-87

    Sold for $2200.00 Label: United Dairies
    Format: 32xCass, Comp, Ltd, Sui
    Country: UK
    Released: 1987
    Genres: Electronic, Rock
    Styles: Industrial, Ambient, Experimental, Musique Concrète, Noise, Abstract, Avantgarde, Krautrock

  23. Michael Cosmic - Peace In The World

    Michael Cosmic – Peace In The World

    Sold for $2300.00 Label: Cosmic Records (10)
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1974
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Free Jazz

  24. Boards Of Canada - ------ / ------ / ------ / XXXXXX / ------ / ------

    Boards Of Canada – —— / —— / —— / XXXXXX / —— / ——

    Sold for $2300.00 Label: Warp Records
    Format: 12″, S/Sided
    Country: UK & US
    Released: 2013
    Genres: Electronic
    Styles: Ambient

  25. Bengt Nordström - Sounds Of Life /Corsica

    Bengt Nordström – Sounds Of Life /Corsica

    Sold for $2367.00 Label: Bird Notes
    Format: LP
    Country: Sweden
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Free Jazz

  26. David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World

    David Bowie – The Man Who Sold The World

    Sold for $2444.00 Label: Mercury, Mercury
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1971
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Classic Rock, Glam

  27. The Grey Imprint - Do You Get The Message? / The Other Side

    The Grey Imprint – Do You Get The Message? / The Other Side

    Sold for $2777.00 Label: ClearHill Records
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  28. Little Nicky Soul - I Wanted To Tell You / You Said

    Little Nicky Soul – I Wanted To Tell You / You Said

    Sold for $2800.00 Label: Shee Records
    Format: 7″, Single, Promo
    Country: US
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  29. Michael Rabin, Leon Pommers - Mosaics

    Michael Rabin, Leon Pommers – Mosaics

    Sold for $3000.00 Label: Capitol Records, Capitol Records
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1959
    Genres: Classical

  30. Robert Tanner - Sweet Memories

    Robert Tanner – Sweet Memories

    Sold for $4605.00 Label: Megatone
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Released: 1970
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

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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.
3 Comments
  • Jan 31,2020 at 13:14

    Is it just me but most the RSD Releases worth money are mostly in the USA Market?, i stopped buying RSD Releases after finding out after 3 years i could buy most the record wanted online for a fraction of the price and after the Golden Period, i love my music but when i hear of very limited copies like The Boards of Canada for example and only 6 copies pressed?, WHY? as a collector i find some great LPs but few in the UK Market and no more waiting all night on RSD for commercial pressed releases, how long has the UK got to wait for the RSD High value items to make an appearance? Happy collecting to all in 2020,,

  • Jan 30,2020 at 07:24

    Hello Mooker, You can check recent sale prices and condition on each item by clicking on the “Last Sold” tab on the LP’s page. At these prices, condition should be definitely mentioned. I hope this helps.

  • Jan 20,2020 at 18:03

    Please include the condition in these Most Expensive lists.

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