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Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold In Discogs Marketplace For September 2018

This summer was quite a summer. Even before it got started, something huge happened back in June when a Canadian copy of Prince’s ‘Black Album’ became the most expensive item ever sold in the Discogs Marketplace. If you thought that was a crazy price tag, prepare yourself for what might happen soon.

August 2018 also saw a non-Dark Side… Pink Floyd album sell for $13,953. Which is bananas, to say the least. With these precedents set, you might think nothing too exciting went down in September 2018. And you are kind of right — but it’s still incredibly satisfying to explore our chart and discover rather obscure artists rubbing shoulders with well-known classics.

What I normally do when I first check this chart is scroll down to see what the number one is, and this chart rarely disappoints. This month, it’s crowned by cult prog-rock band Room, whose only album has gone for $3,636! While there isn’t much information available about the band, I could find a bio in Prog Archives:

“Formed by friends in 1968, Room was a very good quintet from Blandford Forum, Dorset that made one album for Decca after winning second prize at a Melody Maker talent contest in ’69. The unit included guitarist Steve Edge and featured the unique voice of Jane Kevern, Roy Putt’s bass, Bob Jenkin’s percussion and the lead guitar of Chris Williams. The five achieved a large, booming sound by merging heavy psychedelic rock, progressive jazz and full orchestration.’Pre-Flight‘ was released in 1970 sporting an antique triplane on the cover and though mostly ignored, proved to be a more than worthy contribution to the growing progressive art scene”.

The rest of our chart is a well-balanced mix of popular artists (is there any Top 30 without Nirvana on it?) and more mysterious acts. Check the whole list below:

  1. Cressida (3) - Asylum

    Cressida (3) – Asylum

    Sold for $1052.00 Label: Vertigo
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1971
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock

  2. Aunt Mary (2) - Janus

    Aunt Mary (2) – Janus

    Sold for $1068.00 Label: Vertigo
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Norway
    Released: 1973
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock

  3. Stevens & Foster - What Would I Have (If I Didn't Have You)

    Stevens & Foster – What Would I Have (If I Didn’t Have You)

    Sold for $1089.00 Label: Jerri Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1977
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  4. The Velvet Underground And Nico (3) - All Tomorrow's Parties

    The Velvet Underground And Nico (3) – All Tomorrow’s Parties

    Sold for $1100.00 Label: Verve Records
    Format: 7″, Single, Mono
    Country: US
    Released: 1966
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Garage Rock, Art Rock, Psychedelic Rock

  5. Bold (2) - Speak Out

    Bold (2) – Speak Out

    Sold for $1100.00 Label: Revelation Records (8)
    Format: LP, Album, RP, TP
    Country: US
    Released: 2001
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Hardcore, Punk

  6. Otis Lee - Hard Row To Hoe / They Say I'm A Fool

    Otis Lee – Hard Row To Hoe / They Say I’m A Fool

    Sold for $1111.00 Label: Quaint Record Co.
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  7. The Who - See Me, Feel Me

    The Who – See Me, Feel Me

    Sold for $1125.00 Label: Polydor
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: Turkey
    Released: 1970
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Classic Rock

  8. Bobb Trimble - Harvest Of Dreams

    Bobb Trimble – Harvest Of Dreams

    Sold for $1149.00 Label: Boysongs Unlimited
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1982
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Folk Rock, Lo-Fi, Psychedelic Rock, Indie Rock, Experimental

  9. General Lee - Pleasure / We Did It Baby

    General Lee – Pleasure / We Did It Baby

    Sold for $1200.00 Label: Lost Weekend
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1979
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul, Disco

  10. Nirvana - Bleach

    Nirvana – Bleach

    Sold for $1250.00 Label: Sub Pop
    Format: LP, Album, Ltd, Whi
    Country: US
    Released: 1989
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Grunge

  11. Eric Dolphy - In Europe

    Eric Dolphy – In Europe

    Sold for $1264.00 Label: Debut Records (3)
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Denmark
    Released: 1962
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Post Bop

  12. Bruce Springsteen - Badlands

    Bruce Springsteen – Badlands

    Sold for $1264.00 Label: CBS
    Format: 7″
    Country: Europe
    Released: 1978
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Classic Rock

  13. Type O Negative - None More Negative

    Type O Negative – None More Negative

    Sold for $1300.00 Label: Roadrunner Records
    Format: 2xLP, Album, Gre + 2xLP, Album, Gre + 2xLP, Album,
    Country: US
    Released: 2011
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Doom Metal, Goth Rock, Hardcore, Heavy Metal, Thrash

  14. Duke Browner - Crying Over You

    Duke Browner – Crying Over You

    Sold for $1315.00 Label: Impact Records (11)
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Released: 1966
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  15. P.I.G.Z. - Bloody Belgium

    P.I.G.Z. – Bloody Belgium

    Sold for $1363.00 Label: JW’s Records
    Format: 12″, Pin
    Country: Belgium
    Released: 1978
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Punk

  16. Queen - Hot Space

    Queen – Hot Space

    Sold for $1500.00 Label: EMI
    Format: LP, Album, Gra
    Country: Colombia
    Released: 1982
    Genres: Electronic, Rock
    Styles: Pop Rock, Synth-pop

  17. Ernest Ansermet - The Royal Ballet Gala Performances

    Ernest Ansermet – The Royal Ballet Gala Performances

    Sold for $1500.00 Label: RCA Victor Red Seal
    Format: 2xLP
    Country: US
    Genres: Classical

  18. Mouse (14) - Lady Killer

    Mouse (14) – Lady Killer

    Sold for $1517.00 Label: Sovereign (2), EMI
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1973
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock

  19. The Pagans* - Six And Change

    The Pagans* – Six And Change

    Sold for $1550.00 Label: Neck Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1977
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Punk

  20. Misfits - Legacy Of Brutality

    Misfits – Legacy Of Brutality

    Sold for $1578.00 Label: Plan 9
    Format: LP, Album, RP, Whi
    Country: US
    Released: 1986
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Punk

  21. No For An Answer - You Laugh E.P.

    No For An Answer – You Laugh E.P.

    Sold for $1600.00 Label: Revelation Records (8)
    Format: 7″, EP, TP
    Country: US
    Released: 1988
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Hardcore

  22. Eddie Cochran - Don't Ever Let Me Go

    Eddie Cochran – Don’t Ever Let Me Go

    Sold for $1724.00 Label: Liberty
    Format: 7″, EP
    Country: Italy
    Released: 1962
    Genres: Rock, Pop
    Styles: Vocal, Rock & Roll

  23. Grateful Dead* - 30 Trips Around The Sun

    Grateful Dead* – 30 Trips Around The Sun

    Sold for $1724.00 Label: Rhino Records (2)
    Format: 80xCD + 7″ + Box, Ltd
    Country: US
    Released: 2015
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock

  24. Gloria Barnes - Uptown

    Gloria Barnes – Uptown

    Sold for $1744.00 Label: Maple Records
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1971
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul, Funk, Rhythm & Blues

  25. Vindication (2) - Vindication

    Vindication (2) – Vindication

    Sold for $1800.00 Label: Custom Fidelity
    Format: LP
    Country: US
    Released: 1973
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock

  26. Chris McGregor & The Castle Lager Big Band - Jazz / The African Sound

    Chris McGregor & The Castle Lager Big Band – Jazz / The African Sound

    Sold for $1860.00 Label: New Sound (4), Gallotone
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: South Africa
    Released: 1963
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Cape Jazz

  27. Christian Schwindt Quintet - For Friends And Relatives

    Christian Schwindt Quintet – For Friends And Relatives

    Sold for $2095.00 Label: RCA Victor
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Finland
    Released: 1966
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Hard Bop, Contemporary Jazz, Modal

  28. The Braen's Machine - Underground

    The Braen’s Machine – Underground

    Sold for $2413.00 Label: Liuto Records
    Format: LP
    Country: Italy
    Released: 1971
    Genres: Rock, Stage & Screen
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock

  29. Nirvana - Love Buzz b/w Big Cheese

    Nirvana – Love Buzz b/w Big Cheese

    Sold for $3300.00 Label: Sub Pop
    Format: 7″, Single, Ltd, Num
    Country: US
    Released: 1988
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Grunge

  30. Room (5) - Pre-Flight

    Room (5) – Pre-Flight

    Sold for $3636.00 Label: Deram
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1970
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Blues Rock, Prog Rock

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10 Comments
  • Nov 14,2018 at 3:59 pm

    a quick and simple answer to all those who remark ” who pays for these….rubbish, etc”: Hey, it may very well be ‘rubbish’ to you but you still do not have the right to criticize other people’s personal tastes in music. Anyway, what is your problem as to who buys these records?

  • Nov 14,2018 at 1:59 pm

    Knauso : Admire that principle , re. Punk record , even if we’ve nothing else in common. ( Listen to some funny Bernard Miles recordings as the perennial country bumpkin , available on here , and try to forget all about it ).

  • Nov 14,2018 at 1:52 pm

    who pays for all this commercial rubbish?

  • Nov 13,2018 at 8:14 am

    Buying a punk/hardcore record for $1600 is everything punk should be against.

  • Nov 11,2018 at 8:43 am

    why is my sold Led Zeppelin for 1450 € not in the list?
    4479521-1788 Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin Fee $135.66.

  • Nov 10,2018 at 8:15 am

    Puttmargaret, please read that sentence again.

  • Nov 9,2018 at 5:45 pm

    Bass player in ROOM is called. ROY PUTT NOT PUTT’S

  • Nov 7,2018 at 11:09 pm

    Who paid $3636.00 for that Room album, hardly worth it, another prog disc that used to crop up in the junk bins around town.

  • Nov 7,2018 at 10:13 pm

    My Uncle, Grelun Landon put Elvis & his manager, Parker together with RCA records when Grelun eas VP of Hill & Range Music Corporation. All of what Grelun did is avaliable on the Internet.

  • Nov 7,2018 at 10:24 am

    Great to see Bobb Trimble in there – what an album!

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