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Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in November 2021

The November 2021 most expensive list has landed and it’s full of classical LPs, hard-to-find 45s, and one release on the short-lived CD video (CDV) format.

The Stranglers come in at No. 30 with a rare blackmail sleeve variant of their iconic single Peaches. This cover was quickly withdrawn and never sold commercially, so this version was only available to those who received a promotional copy.

In addition to the various soul 45s found throughout the list, this month’s rankings also include rare rockabilly and psychedelic rock 7-inches. The raw rockabilly of the She’s My Woman / Big Sandy EP and the debut 45 from British psych outfit The Wimple Winch both got snatched up by serious collectors who were happy to pay top dollar.

Two pricey classical records also found new homes in November. The sole pressing of Trios and the original UK stereo pressing of Symphonie Espagnole / Sérénade Mélancolique both ended up in the top 30.

The only non-vinyl release included in the list is Queen’s The Highlander Selection. What makes this release so unique is the format it was released on CD video. CD videos (aka CDVs) combined CD audio and LaserDisc video technology. Since you need a special player for the video portion, the format never really took off and was phased out a few years later. According to the Community, somewhere between 30 and 50 copies were made, making this rare release even more desirable for all the Queen completists out there.

 

  1. The Stranglers - Peaches / Go Buddy Go

    The Stranglers – Peaches / Go Buddy Go

    Sold for $1,973.00
    Label: United Artists Records
    Format: 7″, Bla
    Country: UK
    Released: 1977
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: New Wave, Punk

  2. The Revolutionaries, The Rebels (3) - Ja-Man Dub

    The Revolutionaries, The Rebels – Ja-Man Dub

    Sold for $1,973.00
    Label: Ja-Man Records
    Format: LP
    Country: Jamaica
    Released: N/A
    Genres: Reggae
    Styles: Dub

  3. Thad Jones - The Magnificent Thad Jones

    Thad Jones – The Magnificent Thad Jones

    Sold for $1,999.00
    Label: Blue Note
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: US
    Released: 1956
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Hard Bop

  4. Bobby Roberts (2) With Highpockets' Delta Rockets - She's My Woman / Big Sandy

    Bobby Roberts With Highpockets’ Delta Rockets – She’s My Woman / Big Sandy

    Sold for $1,999.00
    Label: Sky Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1956
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Rockabilly, Rock & Roll

  5. Gabriel Fauré, Maurice Ravel, Trio de France, Genevieve Joy, Jeanne Gautier, André Levy - Trios

    Gabriel Fauré, Maurice Ravel, Trio de France, Genevieve Joy, Jeanne Gautier, André Levy – Trios

    Sold for $2,037.00
    Label: Pretoria
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: France
    Released: N/A
    Genres: Classical
    Styles: N/A

  6. Crossbreeze - Crossbreeze

    Crossbreeze – Crossbreeze

    Sold for $2,255.00
    Label: Experience Records
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Norway
    Released: 1975
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock

  7. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon

    Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon

    Sold for $2,272.00
    Label: Harvest
    Format: LP, Album, Gat
    Country: UK
    Released: 1973
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock, Psychedelic Rock

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    Trevor With Joe & Glenn / Dermot Lynch – Tender Arms / Something Is Worrying Me

    Sold for $2,306.00
    Label: Blue Cat Records
    Format: 7″, Single, W/Lbl
    Country: UK
    Released: 1968
    Genres: Reggae
    Styles: Rocksteady

  9. Santana - Abraxas

    Santana – Abraxas

    Sold for $2,395.00
    Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Columbia, Sony Music Commercial Music Group
    Format: 2×12″, Album, RE + Box, Ltd, Num
    Country: US
    Released: 2016
    Genres: Rock, Latin
    Styles: Fusion, Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock

  10. Soul Bros. Inc. - Pyramid

    Soul Bros. Inc. – Pyramid

    Sold for $2,400.00
    Label: Golden Eye
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1972
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  11. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

    Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin

    Sold for $2,400.00
    Label: Atlantic
    Format: LP, Album, M/Print, Tur
    Country: UK
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Arena Rock

  12. Kenny Dorham - Quiet Kenny

    Kenny Dorham – Quiet Kenny

    Sold for $2,500.00
    Label: New Jazz
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: US
    Released: 1960
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Hard Bop

  13. 'Jazz Quintet -60'* - 'Jazz Quintet -60'

    ‘Jazz Quintet -60’ – ‘Jazz Quintet -60’

    Sold for $2,500.00
    Label: Metronome
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: Denmark
    Released: 1962
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: N/A

  14. Taylor Swift - Red

    Taylor Swift – Red

    Sold for $2,600.00
    Label: Big Machine Records
    Format: 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Promo, Red
    Country: US
    Released: 2012
    Genres: Pop, Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: Country

  15. The Southern University Jazz Ensemble - Goes To Africa With Love

    The Southern University Jazz Ensemble – Goes To Africa With Love

    Sold for $2,668.00
    Label: Jazzstronauts
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1973
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: N/A

  16. Ronnie West - Lil' Woman / Movin' On

    Ronnie West – Lil’ Woman / Movin’ On

    Sold for $2,702.00
    Label: Goins Intro-Prizz Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: N/A
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: N/A

  17. The Beatles - The Beatles Mono Collection

    The Beatles – The Beatles Mono Collection

    Sold for $2,727.00
    Label: Parlophone
    Format: Box, Comp, Mono, Ltd, RP, Red + LP, Album, Mono, R
    Country: UK
    Released: 1982
    Genres: Rock, Blues
    Styles: Beat, Rock & Roll, Psychedelic Rock

  18. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon

    Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon

    Sold for $2,795.00
    Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Harvest
    Format: Box, Ltd, Num + LP, Album, RE, RM
    Country: US
    Released: 1981
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Classic Rock, Psychedelic Rock

  19. Metallica - Master Of Puppets

    Metallica – Master Of Puppets

    Sold for $2,800.00
    Label: Blackened
    Format: Box, Dlx, Ltd, Num + LP, Album, RE, RM, 180 + 2xLP
    Country: Europe
    Released: 2017
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Thrash, Heavy Metal

  20. Septic Death - A Nightmare Takes A Nap V.2

    Septic Death – A Nightmare Takes A Nap V.2

    Sold for $2,800.00
    Label: Pusmort
    Format: 3×7″, TP + 7″, TP, Red + 7″ + Box, Comp, Ltd, Num
    Country: US
    Released: 1992
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Hardcore, Punk

  21. Lalo* / Tchaikovsky*, Leonid Kogan, Philharmonia Orchestra, Kyril Kondrashin* - Symphonie Espagnole / Sérénade Mélancolique

    Lalo* / Tchaikovsky*, Leonid Kogan, Philharmonia Orchestra, Kyril Kondrashin* – Symphonie Espagnole / Sérénade Mélancolique

    Sold for $2,840.00
    Label: Columbia
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1960
    Genres: Classical
    Styles: N/A

  22. Kiss - Double Platinum

    Kiss – Double Platinum

    Sold for $2,898.00
    Label: Casablanca
    Format: 2xLP, Album, Comp, M/Print, Gat
    Country: Australia
    Released: 1978
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Hard Rock

  23. The Wimple Winch* - Save My Soul

    The Wimple Winch – Save My Soul

    Sold for $2,973.00
    Label: Fontana
    Format: 7″, Mono, 3-P
    Country: UK
    Released: 1966
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock

  24. Carol Anderson - Taking My Mind Off Love / I'm Not Worried

    Carol Anderson – Taking My Mind Off Love / I’m Not Worried

    Sold for $3,000.00
    Label: Whip
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Released: 1968
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  25. The Beatles - The Collection

    The Beatles – The Collection

    Sold for $3,150.00
    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

  26. Connie Clark - My Sugar Baby

    Connie Clark – My Sugar Baby

    Sold for $3,157.00
    Label: Joker Records
    Format: 7″, Sty
    Country: US
    Released: 1965
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul, Rhythm & Blues

  27. Queen - The Highlander Selection

    Queen – The Highlander Selection

    Sold for $3,407.00
    Label: EMI
    Format: CDV, 5″, Single, Promo, Smplr, PAL
    Country: UK
    Released: 1986
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Classic Rock

  28. Nirvana - Bleach

    Nirvana – Bleach

    Sold for $3,932.00
    Label: Sub Pop
    Format: LP, Album, Ltd, Whi
    Country: US
    Released: 1989
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Grunge

  29. Soul Vibrations - The Dump

    Soul Vibrations – The Dump

    Sold for $3,932.00
    Label: Vibrant Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1973
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Funk

  30. Larry Clinton (2) - She's Wanted

    Larry Clinton – She’s Wanted

    Sold for $6,000.00
    Label: Dynamo
    Format: 7″, Promo
    Country: US
    Released: 1965
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul


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