most expensive items sold on discogs august 2021

Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in August 2021

If you’re looking to learn about the most expensive records, cassettes, and CDs sold in the Discogs Marketplace, you’ve come to the right place. The ranking for August 2021 is full of surprises as jazz classics, limited box sets with mono mixes, and a cassette demo all made the top 30 for the monthly roundup.

The Beatles and Rolling Stones are no strangers to the most expensive list, but what makes their inclusion this month so intriguing is that their releases are all mono pressings. These include box sets that span each group’s early output and a rare original pressing of The Beatles’ Please Please Me.

August also boasts quite a few essential hard bop releases. Two different pressings of Sonny Clark’s Cool Struttin’ made the list, as well as original pressings of beloved Lee Morgan and Kenny Dorham records.

Although the regular list technically includes all physical formats sold on Discogs, it’s pretty rare for anything other than vinyl to land in the top 30. However, this month features a self-released Deftones demo tape from 1992. The cassette includes the same three songs on each side and features contact information printed right on the tape.

In other news, Random Access Memories has claimed a spot here in addition to its regular inclusion on the most collected and best-selling rankings. With a 70mm film strip, a pair of silver and gold plated USB drives, and robot helmet design schematics printed on a series of transparencies, the limited-edition box set below is a collector’s item of the highest order.

Author’s note: There are 30 items listed, but the ranking ends at No. 29 because the final two entries sold for the same price.

 

  1. Kiss - Hard Luck Woman / Mr Speed

    Kiss – Hard Luck Woman / Mr Speed

    Sold for $1,764.00
    Label: Casablanca
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: South Africa
    Released: 1976
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: N/A

  2. Antonio Dias - Record: The Space Between

    Antonio Dias – Record: The Space Between

    Sold for $1,764.00
    Label: Not On Label (Antonio Dias Self-released)
    Format: LP, Ltd, Num
    Country: Italy
    Released: 1971
    Genres: Electronic, Non-Music
    Styles: Musique Concrète, Poetry, Experimental

  3. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

    Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

    Sold for $1,771.00
    Label: Columbia
    Format: Box, Dlx, Ltd + 2xLP, Album, 180 + 10″ + M/Stick,
    Country: US
    Released: 2014
    Genres: Electronic, Rock, Funk / Soul, Non-Music, Pop
    Styles: Disco, Funk, Electro, Synth-pop, Interview

  4. Monique (22) - If You Love Me (Show Me) / Never Let Me Go

    Monique – If You Love Me (Show Me) / Never Let Me Go

    Sold for $1,775.00
    Label: Maurci
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1966
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  5. The Deftones* - The Deftones

    The Deftones – The Deftones

    Sold for $1,785.00
    Label: Not On Label (Deftones)
    Format: Cass
    Country: US
    Released: 1992
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Hard Rock

  6. Tipper - Forward Escape

    Tipper – Forward Escape

    Sold for $1,800.00
    Label: Tippermusic
    Format: 2xLP, Album, Ltd, 140
    Country: UK
    Released: 2014
    Genres: Electronic
    Styles: Glitch, IDM, Downtempo, Ambient

  7. The Informers (4) - (Why Did You Give Me Such) A Hard Way To Go / Baby, Set Me Free

    The Informers – (Why Did You Give Me Such) A Hard Way To Go / Baby, Set Me Free

    Sold for $1,891.00
    Label: Blackjack Records
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Released: 1965
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  8. Grateful Dead* - Europe '72: The Complete Recordings

    Grateful Dead – Europe ’72: The Complete Recordings

    Sold for $1,900.00
    Label: Grateful Dead Records, Rhino Records
    Format: 73xHDCD + Box, Ltd
    Country: US
    Released: 2011
    Genres: Rock, Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: Folk Rock, Rock & Roll, Psychedelic Rock, Country Rock

  9. Tatsuro Yamashita - Joy

    Tatsuro Yamashita – Joy

    Sold for $1,900.00
    Label: Moon Records
    Format: 3xLP, Album
    Country: Japan
    Released: 1989
    Genres: Rock, Pop
    Styles: N/A

  10. Finnicum - On The Road Again / Come On Over

    Finnicum – On The Road Again / Come On Over

    Sold for $1,907.00
    Label: Ruff Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1966
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Garage Rock

  11. Monks* - Black Monk Time

    Monks – Black Monk Time

    Sold for $1,941.00
    Label: International Polydor Production
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Germany
    Released: 1966
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Garage Rock

  12. The Beatles - The Beatles In Mono

    The Beatles – The Beatles In Mono

    Sold for $1,998.00
    Label: Apple Records
    Format: Box, Comp, Ltd, RM + 11xLP, Album, Mono, RE + 3xLP
    Country: N/A
    Released: 2014
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Beat, Rock & Roll, Psychedelic Rock

  13. The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones In Mono

    The Rolling Stones – The Rolling Stones In Mono

    Sold for $1,999.00
    Label: ABKCO
    Format: Box, Comp, Ltd, Num + LP, Album, Mono, RE, RM + LP
    Country: Europe
    Released: 2016
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Pop Rock, Rock & Roll, Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock

  14. Willie Hutch - The Duck

    Willie Hutch – The Duck

    Sold for $2,000.00
    Label: Dunhill
    Format: 7″, Promo
    Country: US
    Released: 1965
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  15. The Queers - Kicked Out Of The Webelos

    The Queers – Kicked Out Of The Webelos

    Sold for $2,000.00
    Label: Doheny Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1984
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Punk

  16. Sonny Clark - Cool Struttin'

    Sonny Clark – Cool Struttin’

    Sold for $2,007.00
    Label: Blue Note
    Format: LP, Album, Mono, New
    Country: US
    Released: 1962
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Hard Bop

  17. Westside Gunn* - Flygod

    Westside Gunn – Flygod

    Sold for $2,083.00
    Label: Daupe!
    Format: 2xLP, Album, Ltd
    Country: UK
    Released: 2016
    Genres: Hip Hop
    Styles: Hardcore Hip-Hop, Thug Rap

  18. Jeremy (2) - Semi-Structured Life

    Jeremy – Semi-Structured Life

    Sold for $2,100.00
    Label: Driftwood
    Format: 12″, Ltd, Promo, W/Lbl
    Country: US
    Released: 2002
    Genres: Electronic
    Styles: Deep House, Tech House

  19. Brother Ngomalioh & His Afro-Combo - Don't Take Me For Granted

    Brother Ngomalioh & His Afro-Combo – Don’t Take Me For Granted

    Sold for $2,117.00
    Label: Comet
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Nigeria
    Released:
    Genres: Funk / Soul, Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: Afrobeat

  20. The Beatles - Please Please Me

    The Beatles – Please Please Me

    Sold for $2,294.00
    Label: Parlophone
    Format: LP, Album, Mono, 1st
    Country: UK
    Released: 1963
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Beat, Rock & Roll

  21. Cildo Meireles - Sal Sem Carne

    Cildo Meireles – Sal Sem Carne

    Sold for $2,370.00
    Label: Pesquisa
    Format: LP, Album, Ltd
    Country: Brazil
    Released: 1975
    Genres: Electronic
    Styles: Musique Concrète, Experimental

  22. Sonny Clark - Cool Struttin'

    Sonny Clark – Cool Struttin’

    Sold for $2,499.00
    Label: Blue Note
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: US
    Released: 1958
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Hard Bop

  23. AC/DC - Live From The Atlantic Studios

    AC/DC – Live From The Atlantic Studios

    Sold for $2,500.00
    Label: Atlantic
    Format: LP, Promo, Transcription
    Country: US
    Released: 1978
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Hard Rock

  24. Shades Of Black (5) / Sugar Boy And Shades Of Black (5) - Soul Tangle / Free Man

    Shades Of Black / Sugar Boy And Shades Of Black – Soul Tangle / Free Man

    Sold for $2,702.00
    Label: Shades
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Released:
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  25. Herbert von Karajan - Complete Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon And Decca

    Herbert von Karajan – Complete Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon And Decca

    Sold for $2,893.00
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon
    Format: 330xCD, Comp + 24xDVD, Comp + 2xBlu-ray, Comp + Bo
    Country: N/A
    Released: 2017
    Genres: Classical
    Styles: Classical, Baroque, Romantic, Modern

  26. Haymarket Square - Magic Lantern

    Haymarket Square – Magic Lantern

    Sold for $3,000.00
    Label: Chaparral
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1968
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock

  27. Young Ladies - He's Gone To Another / I'm Tired Of Running Around

    Young Ladies – He’s Gone To Another / I’m Tired Of Running Around

    Sold for $3,200.00
    Label: Stang Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1970
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  28. Lee Morgan - Indeed!

    Lee Morgan – Indeed!

    Sold for $3,235.00
    Label: Blue Note
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: US
    Released: 1957
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Hard Bop

  29. Kenny Dorham - Quiet Kenny

    Kenny Dorham – Quiet Kenny

    Sold for $3,640.00
    Label: New Jazz
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: US
    Released: 1960
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Hard Bop

  30. Eddie Daye & The Four Bars* - Guess Who Loves You

    Eddie Daye & The Four Bars – Guess Who Loves You

    Sold for $4,500.00
    Label: Shrine Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1966
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

Feature image is an interpretation of the album cover for Cool Struttin’ by Sonny Clark.


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