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Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in October 2021

This month’s roundup of the most expensive records, cassettes, and CDs sold in the Discogs Marketplace has arrived and it is full of rare 7-inches, stone-cold classics, and expansive box sets.

Coming in at No. 30 is a hard-to-find Violators 7-inch record. Like other rare punk 7-inches that sell for top dollar, the record is very limited with a pressing of only 500 copies. As you crawl higher on the list, you’ll find more rare 45s that range from the soul of The Emulations to the early mod sounds of David Bowie.

Classics like The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan also made the list this month. The version featured here is a promotional mono pressing that was sent to radio stations for airplay. A rare mono copy of Hank Mobley’s Soul Station also made the cut, cracking the top 10 with its $2,884 price tag.

In addition to all the sought-after vinyl releases, the Discogs Community purchased their fair share of pricey CDs in October. The Woodstock: Back To The Garden box set celebrates the 50th anniversary of the famed festival with 38 CDs, a Blu-ray, a 288-page book, and other collectibles all housed in a wooden box wrapped with a guitar strap. A double-CD release from Valerie Carter claimed the No. 3 spot with a price that is leaps and bounds above the median price in the Marketplace. This Japanese release has been out of print since 2003 and this particular copy was still sealed in mint condition!

Stay tuned for more most expensive lists as we approach the end of 2021.

 

  1. Violators (4) - N.Y. Ripper

    Violators – N.Y. Ripper

    Sold for $1,850.00
    Label: Syringe Songs
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Released: 1980
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Punk

  2. The Who - The Who Sell Out

    The Who – The Who Sell Out

    Sold for $1,896.00
    Label: Track Record
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1967
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock, Mod

  3. P₂O₅ - Vivat Progressio Pereat Mundus

    P₂O₅ – Vivat Progressio Pereat Mundus

    Sold for $1,896.00
    Label: Brutkasten
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Germany
    Released: 1978
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Krautrock, Prog Rock, Hard Rock

  4. Ed. Nelson* - I'll Give You A Ring (When I Come, If I Come) / My Love Needs Your Love (And Everybody Needs Love)

    Ed. Nelson – I’ll Give You A Ring (When I Come, If I Come) / My Love Needs Your Love (And Everybody Needs Love)

    Sold for $1,999.00
    Label: Sagittarius
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Released: 1970
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul, Funk

  5. Minority Band - Journey To The Shore

    Minority Band – Journey To The Shore

    Sold for $2,000.00
    Label: JSR Records
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1980
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Soul-Jazz

  6. Jay Jay Johnson* - The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson Volume 1

    Jay Jay Johnson – The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson Volume 1

    Sold for $2,000.00
    Label: Blue Note
    Format: LP, Comp, Mono
    Country: US
    Released: 1955
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Bop, Hard Bop

  7. Cliff Jordan* - Cliff Craft

    Cliff Jordan* – Cliff Craft

    Sold for $2,000.00
    Label: Blue Note
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: US
    Released: 1957
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Hard Bop

  8. Catherine's Horse - Catherine's Horse

    Catherine’s Horse – Catherine’s Horse

    Sold for $2,000.00
    Label: Jay-Put
    Format: LP
    Country: US
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Rock, Blues
    Styles: Blues Rock, Garage Rock

  9. David Bowie - I Dig Everything

    David Bowie – I Dig Everything

    Sold for $2,008.00
    Label: Pye Records
    Format: 7″, Single, Promo, Sol
    Country: UK
    Released: 1966
    Genres: Rock, Pop
    Styles: Mod, Pop Rock

  10. The Emulations - These Are The Things / Your Good Thing

    The Emulations – These Are The Things / Your Good Thing

    Sold for $2,027.00
    Label: Emulate Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1970
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  11. Raw Material (2) - Time Is...

    Raw Material – Time Is…

    Sold for $2,045.00
    Label: RCA, Neon
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1971
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock

  12. Johann Sebastian Bach, Henryk Szeryng - 3 Sonates Et 3 Partitas Pour Violon Seul

    Johann Sebastian Bach, Henryk Szeryng – 3 Sonates Et 3 Partitas Pour Violon Seul

    Sold for $2,086.00
    Label: Odeon
    Format: 3xLP, Mono
    Country: France
    Released: 1955
    Genres: Classical
    Styles: Baroque

  13. The Beatles - The Beatles In Mono

    The Beatles – The Beatles In Mono

    Sold for $2,095.00
    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

  14. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

    Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

    Sold for $2,191.00
    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

  15. Anja Thauer - Violoncello Grand Prix 1962

    Anja Thauer – Violoncello Grand Prix 1962

    Sold for $2,281.00
    Label: Attacca
    Format: LP
    Country: Germany
    Released: N/A
    Genres: Classical
    Styles: N/A

  16. Howard Shore - The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring - The Complete Recordings

    Howard Shore – The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring – The Complete Recordings

    Sold for $2,298.00
    Label: Reprise Records, WaterTower Music
    Format: 5xLP, Red + Box, Album, Ltd, Num
    Country: UK, Europe, & US
    Released: 2018
    Genres: Pop, Classical, Stage & Screen
    Styles: Soundtrack, Score, Contemporary, Neo-Romantic

  17. Khan Jamal Creative Art Ensemble* - Drum Dance To The Motherland

    Khan Jamal Creative Art Ensemble* – Drum Dance To The Motherland

    Sold for $2,298.00
    Label: Dogtown Records
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1973
    Genres: Electronic, Jazz
    Styles: Leftfield, Free Jazz, Dub

  18. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland

    The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Electric Ladyland

    Sold for $2,325.00
    Label: Track Record
    Format: 2xLP, Album, Blu
    Country: UK
    Released: 1968
    Genres: Rock, Blues
    Styles: Electric Blues, Psychedelic Rock, Blues Rock

  19. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon

    Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon

    Sold for $2,366.00
    Label: Harvest
    Format: LP, Album, Gat
    Country: UK
    Released: 1973
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock, Psychedelic Rock

  20. Various - Woodstock - Back To The Garden: The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive

    Various – Woodstock – Back To The Garden: The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive

    Sold for $2,396.00
    Label: Rhino Records, Cotillion
    Format: 38xCD + Blu-ray + Box, Comp, Ltd, Num
    Country: US
    Released: 2019
    Genres: Rock, Funk / Soul, Blues, Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: N/A

  21. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

    Bob Dylan – The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan

    Sold for $2,500.00
    Label: Columbia
    Format: LP, Album, Mono, Promo
    Country: US
    Released: 1963
    Genres: Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: Folk

  22. Westside Gunn* - Hitler Wears Hermes II

    Westside Gunn – Hitler Wears Hermes II

    Sold for $2,702.00
    Label: Daupe!
    Format: LP, Ltd, Num, Red
    Country: UK
    Released: 2015
    Genres: Hip Hop
    Styles: Gangsta

  23. The Phonetics - Don't Let Love Get You Down

    The Phonetics – Don’t Let Love Get You Down

    Sold for $2,799.00
    Label: Trudel Records
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Released: 1964
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  24. Hank Mobley - Soul Station

    Hank Mobley – Soul Station

    Sold for $2,884.00
    Label: Blue Note
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: US
    Released: 1960
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Hard Bop

  25. The Velvet Underground & Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico

    The Velvet Underground & Nico – The Velvet Underground & Nico

    Sold for $2,911.00
    Label: Verve Records
    Format: LP, Album, Eas
    Country: US
    Released: 1967
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Garage Rock, Art Rock, Experimental

  26. Love Expression Band - Take It Up

    Love Expression Band – Take It Up

    Sold for $3,000.00
    Label: L.E.B Productions
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1987
    Genres: Electronic, Funk / Soul
    Styles: Boogie, Funk

  27. Analogy - Analogy

    Analogy – Analogy

    Sold for $3,217.00
    Label: Dischi Produzioni Ventotto
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Italy
    Released: 1972
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Krautrock, Prog Rock

  28. Valerie Carter - Midnight Over Honey River

    Valerie Carter – Midnight Over Honey River

    Sold for $3,372.00
    Label: Dreamsville Records
    Format: 2xCD, Album
    Country: Japan
    Released: 2003
    Genres: Rock, Funk / Soul, Blues, Pop, Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: Pop Rock, Blues Rock, Vocal, Soul

  29. Albert Ayler - Something Different!!!!!!

    Albert Ayler – Something Different!!!!!!

    Sold for $4,540.00
    Label: Bird Notes
    Format: LP, Album, W/Lbl
    Country: Sweden
    Released: 1963
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Free Jazz

  30. Soul Incorporated - My Proposal

    Soul Incorporated – My Proposal

    Sold for $6,000.00
    Label: Coconut Groove
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1967
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul


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