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Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in September 2021

The latest monthly roundup of the most expensive records, cassettes, and CDs sold in the Discogs Marketplace is here! The September 2021 list is full of unique entries that include some obscure releases from well-known artists, prog and psychedelic gems, and a CD version of an iconic video game soundtrack.

One release that stands out is the Ramones’ California Sun / I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You (Live) 10-inch acetate. As the only 10-inch, only acetate, and only single-sided record on the list, this very rare release was provided by a mastering studio called Sterling Sound. Once approved by the band and label, these songs were included on the “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend” 7-inch single.

One CD that made the top 30 this month is Koji Kondo’s soundtrack for the 1995 video game Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island. As one of Nintendo’s most beloved composers, this Koji Kondo score was released on CD when the video game came out. However, the album is out of print and this version is the only official way to own it on any physical format.

The Grateful Dead‘s Europe ’72: The Complete Recordings box set also cracks the top 30 with 22 live shows spanning 73 CDs. Each show is individually housed in unique packaging inside a limited edition steamer trunk!

Prog rock and psychedelic releases can also be found scattered throughout the list. The sole LPs from Andwellas Dream and Room and the second album from Fenner, Leland & O’Brien all fetched top dollar in September.

 

  1. The Fascinators (8) - Gonna Miss Me

    The Fascinators – Gonna Miss Me

    Sold for $1,800.00
    Label: Bombay
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1964
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  2. Taylor Swift - Red

    Taylor Swift – Red

    Sold for $1,853.00
    Label: Big Machine Records
    Format: 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Promo, Red
    Country: US
    Released: 2012
    Genres: Pop, Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: Country

  3. Prince - The Black Album

    Prince – The Black Album

    Sold for $1,859.00
    Label: Warner Bros. Records
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Europe
    Released: 1987
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Minneapolis Sound, Funk, Soul

  4. The Beatles - Please Please Me

    The Beatles – Please Please Me

    Sold for $1,860.00
    Label: Parlophone
    Format: LP, Album, Mono, 1st
    Country: UK
    Released: 1963
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Beat, Rock & Roll

  5. Andwellas Dream - Love And Poetry

    Andwellas Dream – Love And Poetry

    Sold for $1,860.00
    Label: CBS
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock, Pop Rock

  6. Lou Pride - Very Special

    Lou Pride – Very Special

    Sold for $2,000.00
    Label: Black Gold
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1979
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: N/A

  7. The Beatles - Yesterday And Today

    The Beatles – Yesterday And Today

    Sold for $2,000.00
    Label: Capitol Records
    Format: LP, Album, Thi
    Country: US
    Released: 1966
    Genres: Rock, Pop
    Styles: Beat, Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, Psychedelic Rock

  8. The Positive Sounds - I Almost Blew My Mind

    The Positive Sounds – I Almost Blew My Mind

    Sold for $2,000.00
    Label: Shiptown
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Released: N/A
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

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

    Grateful Dead – Europe ’72: The Complete Recordings

    Sold for $2,099.00
    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

  10. Elvis Presley, Scotty* And Bill* - Milkcow Blues Boogie / You're A Heartbreaker

    Elvis Presley, Scotty* And Bill* – Milkcow Blues Boogie / You’re A Heartbreaker

    Sold for $2,157.00
    Label: Sun
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Released: 1955
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: N/A

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

    The Velvet Underground & Nico – The Velvet Underground & Nico

    Sold for $2,250.00
    Label: Verve Records
    Format: LP, Album, Mono, Eas
    Country: US
    Released: 1967
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Garage Rock, Art Rock, Experimental, Psychedelic Rock

  12. Nirvana - Nevermind

    Nirvana – Nevermind

    Sold for $2,255.00
    Label: DGC
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1991
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Grunge

  13. Thad Jones - Detroit-New York Junction

    Thad Jones – Detroit-New York Junction

    Sold for $2,267.00
    Label: Blue Note
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: US
    Released: 1956
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Hard Bop

  14. Room (5) - Pre-Flight

    Room – Pre-Flight

    Sold for $2,300.00
    Label: Deram
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1970
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Blues Rock, Prog Rock

  15. Lou Donaldson - Quartet / Quintet / Sextet

    Lou Donaldson – Quartet / Quintet / Sextet

    Sold for $2,300.00
    Label: Blue Note
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: US
    Released: 1957
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: N/A

  16. Koji Kondo - スーパーマリオ ヨッシーアイランド (オリジナル・サウンド・ヴァージョン)

    Koji Kondo – スーパーマリオ ヨッシーアイランド (オリジナル・サウンド・ヴァージョン)

    Sold for $2,313.00
    Label: NTT Publishing
    Format: CD, Album
    Country: Japan
    Released: 1995
    Genres: Stage & Screen
    Styles: Soundtrack, Video Game Music

  17. Joy Division - Licht Und Blindheit

    Joy Division – Licht Und Blindheit

    Sold for $2,363.00
    Label: Sordide Sentimental
    Format: 7″, Ltd, Num
    Country: France
    Released: 1980
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: New Wave, Post-Punk

  18. The Chandlers - I Need Your Love / Your Love Makes Me Lonely

    The Chandlers – I Need Your Love / Your Love Makes Me Lonely

    Sold for $2,363.00
    Label: Col Soul
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1967
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  19. Ramones - Calfornia Sun / I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You (Live)

    Ramones – California Sun / I Don’t Wanna Walk Around With You (Live)

    Sold for $2,441.00
    Label: Not On Label
    Format: Acetate, 10″, S/Sided
    Country: US
    Released: 1976
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Rock & Roll, Punk

  20. Sonny Red - Out Of The Blue

    Sonny Red – Out Of The Blue

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

  21. Jonathan Capree* - Gonna Build Me A Mountain (Way Up High)

    Jonathan Capree* – Gonna Build Me A Mountain (Way Up High)

    Sold for $2,500.00
    Label: Ox Bow Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1970
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  22. Fenner, Leland & O'Brien - Somewhere, Someday, Somehow

    Fenner, Leland & O’Brien – Somewhere, Someday, Somehow

    Sold for $2,500.00
    Label: RPC
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: US
    Released: 1970
    Genres: Rock, Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock

  23. Johnny Griffin - Introducing Johnny Griffin

    Johnny Griffin – Introducing Johnny Griffin

    Sold for $2,558.00
    Label: Blue Note
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: US
    Released: 1956
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Hard Bop

  24. Various - We Love You... So Love Us

    Various – We Love You… So Love Us

    Sold for $2,663.00
    Label: We Love You
    Format: LP, Comp, Ltd
    Country: UK
    Released: 2000
    Genres: Electronic, Rock, Pop
    Styles: Pop Rock, Synth-pop, Experimental

  25. Alex Brown - In Search Of Love

    Alex Brown – In Search Of Love

    Sold for $2,834.00
    Label: Sundi Records
    Format: LP, Album, Promo
    Country: US
    Released: 1970
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  26. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon

    Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon

    Sold for $2,883.00
    Label: Harvest
    Format: LP, Album, Gat
    Country: UK
    Released: 1973
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock, Psychedelic Rock

  27. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon

    Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon

    Sold for $2,999.00
    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

  28. The Beatles - The Beatles

    The Beatles – The Beatles

    Sold for $3,430.00
    Label: Apple Records
    Format: 2xLP, Album, Mono, M/Print, Num
    Country: UK
    Released: 1968
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Pop Rock, Experimental

  29. Music Emporium - Music Emporium

    Music Emporium – Music Emporium

    Sold for $4,600.00
    Label: Sentinel
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Psychedelic Rock

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

    The Velvet Underground & Nico – The Velvet Underground & Nico

    Sold for $4,999.00
    Label: Verve Records
    Format: LP, Album, Mono, Promo, Eas
    Country: US
    Released: 1967
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Art Rock, Garage Rock


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