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.