collage of most expensive items sold april 2022

Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in April 2022

The April 2022 most expensive list is here and it includes an exclusive fan club CD set, a few test pressings, and a rare picture disc with an evocative image.

Def Leppard’s Adrenalize made the list as this limited edition CD set was only initially offered to members of the official Def Leppard fan club. This rare collector’s item includes two CDs housed in a mahogany box, three booklets, a signed certificate of authenticity, and a steel plectrum. Fan club members also had the option to order a matching lithograph of the album art signed by all five members of the band!

More than one test pressing sold for top dollar in April 2022. A test pressing of Tool’s Ænima and a split 7-inch featuring The Hippy Boys and Barry Bailey both attracted the attention of some serious collectors.

One of the rarest items on this month’s list is the infamous picture disc version of Madonna’s Erotica. According to the database, the image on the cover caused some controversy as it closely resembled a scandal involving a member of the British royal family. The pressing was destroyed, but approximately 138 copies were spared and sold to various collectors and dealers. Bootleg copies have surfaced over the years, but those looking for the real deal will happily shell out big bucks for it.


Cake - Vinyl Box Set album cover

No. 29. Cake – Vinyl Box Set (2014)

Sold for: $1,968.50

Santana - Abraxas album cover

No. 28. Santana – Abraxas (2016)

Sold for: $1,988.88

Solar Plex - Party Hearty album cover

No. 27. Solar Plex – Party Hearty (1981)

Sold for: $2,000.00

Tool - Ænima album cover

No. 17. Tool – Ænima (1996)

Sold for: $2,505.97

Robert Cotter - Missing You album cover

No. 14. Robert Cotter – Missing You (1976)

Sold for: $2,750.00

Lee Morgan - Candy album cover

No. 14. Lee Morgan – Candy (1958)

Sold for: $2,750.00

Kiss - Double Platinum album cover

No. 12. Kiss – Double Platinum (1978)

Sold for: $2,770.17

Santana - Abraxas album cover

No. 9. Santana – Abraxas (2016)

Sold for: $2,946.62

Madonna - Erotica album cover

No. 8. Madonna – Erotica (1992)

Sold for: $2,958.55

D.R. Hooker - The Truth album cover

No. 7. D.R. Hooker – The Truth (1972)

Sold for: $2,999.00

Nirvana - Bleach album cover

No. 6. Nirvana – Bleach (1989)

Sold for: $3,136.82

Def Leppard - Adrenalize album cover

No. 3. Def Leppard – Adrenalize (1994)

Sold for: $3,765.69

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