Royksopp album, with artwork from Banksy

Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold In Discogs Marketplace For May 2019

This could very well mark Banksy’s first appearance in the number one spot of our Top 30. For reference, this appearance isn’t a record recorded or released by the famous street artists. It’s features a cover spray painted by him. Back in 2002, Röyksopp pressed an ultra-limited edition of their double-LP Melody A.M., with just 100 copies available. The Norwegian electronic duo asked Banksy to put his personal touch on every copy, hand spray painting each cover.

If you’re a Röyksopp completist with a few grand burning a hole in your pocket or a swanky speculative art collector looking to add an original Banksy to your portfolio, it’s worth the eye-popping price. For the rest of us, that original Wall Of Sound pressing will have to suffice.

Looking in the top 10 entries, you’ll see the usual rare and obscure singles — but one in particular stands out. A copy of the rarest ABBA record ever pressed landed in the number three spot. It’s a red 12-inch maxi-single recorded for manager Stig Anderson’s 50th birthday. This specific copy even had Anderson’s signature, from an event in his hometown where he signed 100 of the singles.

There are more gems in this month’s Top 30 list, but we’ll leave the rest of the exploration to you. Dig in!

  1. The Dick Morrissey Quartet - Have You Heard?

    The Dick Morrissey Quartet – Have You Heard?

    Sold for $1531.00
    Label: 77 Records
    Format: LP
    Country: UK
    Released: 1963
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Post Bop

  2. Ebba Grön - Antirock

    Ebba Grön – Antirock

    Sold for $1570.00
    Label: Efel
    Formaat: 7″, Blu
    Country: Sweden
    Released: 1978
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Punk

  3. Sarah Webster Fabio - Jujus/Alchemy Of The Blues

    Sarah Webster Fabio – Jujus/Alchemy Of The Blues

    Sold for $1600.00
    Label: Folkways Records
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1976
    Genres: Jazz, Funk/Soul
    Styles: Poetry, Jazz-Funk

  4. John Heartsman And Circles - Music Of My Heart

    John Heartsman And Circles – Music Of My Heart

    Sold for $1600.00
    Label: Not On Label
    Format: 2xLP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1977
    Genres: Jazz, Funk/Soul, Blues
    Styles: Modern Electric Blues, Soul, Soul-Jazz

  5. Irish Coffee (2) - Irish Coffee

    Irish Coffee (2) – Irish Coffee

    Sold for $1679.00
    Label: Triangle (9)
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Belgium
    Released: 1971
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Hard Rock, Prog Rock

  6. David Bowie - David Bowie

    David Bowie – David Bowie

    Sold for $1700.00
    Label: Philips, Philips, Philips
    Format: LP, Album, Gat
    Country: UK
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Rock, Pop
    Styles: Folk Rock, Country Rock, Space Rock, Psychedelic Rock

  7. Paul Gonsalves Quartet - Boom-Jackie-Boom-Chick

    Paul Gonsalves Quartet – Boom-Jackie-Boom-Chick

    Sold for $1708.00
    Label: Vocalion (3)
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: UK
    Released: 1964
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Post Bop

  8. Gboyega Adelaja - Colourful Environment

    Gboyega Adelaja – Colourful Environment

    Sold for $1750.00
    Label: EMI
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Nigeria
    Released: 1979
    Genres: Jazz, Funk/Soul
    Styles: Afrobeat, Disco, Funk, Jazz-Funk

  9. Hank Mobley - Lee Morgan - Peckin' Time

    Hank Mobley – Lee Morgan – Peckin’ Time

    Sold for $1794.00
    Label: Blue Note
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: US
    Released: 1959
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Hard Bop

  10. Paul Chambers Quintet With Donald Byrd, Cliff Jordan*, Tommy Flanagan, Elvin Jones - Paul Chambers Quintet

    Paul Chambers Quintet With Donald Byrd, Cliff Jordan*, Tommy Flanagan, Elvin Jones – Paul Chambers Quintet

    Sold for $1910.00
    Label: Blue Note
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: US
    Released: 1958
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Hard Bop

  11. Mandy Morton And Spriguns - Magic Lady

    Mandy Morton And Spriguns – Magic Lady

    Sold for $1931.00
    Label: Banshee Records (4), Banshee Records (4)
    Format: LP, Blu
    Country: UK
    Released: 1978
    Genres: Rock, Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: Folk Rock

  12. Eminem - Infinite

    Eminem – Infinite

    Sold for $1931.00
    Label: Web Entertainment
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1996
    Genres: Hip Hop
    Styles: Hardcore Hip-Hop, Boom Bap

  13. Bengt Nordström - Natural Music

    Bengt Nordström – Natural Music

    Sold for $1961.00
    Label: Bird Notes
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Sweden
    Released: 1968
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Free Jazz

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

    Monique (22) – If You Love Me (Show Me)/Never Let Me Go

    Sold for $1999.00
    Label: Maurci
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 0
    Genres: Funk/Soul
    Styles: Soul

  15. Samhain - Initium

    Samhain – Initium

    Sold for $2000.00
    Label: Plan 9
    Format: LP, Album, Whi
    Country: US
    Released: 1984
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Punk

  16. Sahib Shihab And The Danish Radio Jazz Group - Sahib Shihab And The Danish Radio Jazz Group

    Sahib Shihab And The Danish Radio Jazz Group – Sahib Shihab And The Danish Radio Jazz Group

    Sold for $2247.00
    Label: Oktav (2)
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Denmark
    Released: 1965
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Hard Bop, Modal, Big Band

  17. Terveet Kädet - Rock Laahausta Vastaan

    Terveet Kädet – Rock Laahausta Vastaan

    Sold for $2358.00
    Label: Ikbal
    Format: 7″, S/Sided, EP, W/Lbl
    Country: Finland
    Released: 1980
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Punk, Hardcore

  18. The Arnold Corns* - Moonage Daydream/Hang On To Yourself

    The Arnold Corns* – Moonage Daydream/Hang On To Yourself

    Sold for $2499.00
    Label: Philips
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: Netherlands
    Released: 1971
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: N/A

  19. Bizet*, Paris Conservatoire Orchestra*, André Cluytens - L'Arlésienne Suites 1 & 2/Carmen Suite

    Bizet*, Paris Conservatoire Orchestra*, André Cluytens – L’Arlésienne Suites 1 & 2/Carmen Suite

    Sold for $2531.00
    Label: Columbia
    Format: LP
    Country: UK
    Released: 1964
    Genres: Classical
    Styles: N/A

  20. The Search Party - Montgomery Chapel

    The Search Party – Montgomery Chapel

    Sold for $2613.00
    Label: Century Records (4)
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: US
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Rock, Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Religious

  21. Sonny Clark - Dial

    Sonny Clark – Dial “S” For Sonny

    Sold for $2750.00
    Label: Blue Note
    Format: LP, Album, Mono
    Country: US
    Released: 1957
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Bop

  22. David Bowie/Harry Nilsson - The Jean Genie/Remember

    David Bowie/Harry Nilsson – The Jean Genie/Remember

    Sold for $2808.00
    Label: RCA
    Format: 7″, Single, Promo
    Country: Japan
    Released: 1973
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Glam

  23. Einar Iversen - Me And My Piano

    Einar Iversen – Me And My Piano

    Sold for $2840.00
    Label: NorDisc
    Format: LP
    Country: Norway
    Released: 1967
    Genres: Jazz
    Styles: Bop

  24. David Bowie - Memory Of A Free Festival

    David Bowie – Memory Of A Free Festival

    Sold for $2840.00
    Label: Mercury
    Format: 7″
    Country: Norway
    Released: 1970
    Genres: Pop
    Styles: N/A

  25. Candi Staton - Now You've Got The Upper Hand

    Candi Staton – Now You’ve Got The Upper Hand

    Sold for $2911.00
    Label: Unity Record Company
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Funk/Soul
    Styles: Soul

  26. The Misfits* - Cough/Cool b/w She

    The Misfits* – Cough/Cool b/w She

    Sold for $3000.00
    Label: Blank Records (11)
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Released: 1977
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Punk

  27. Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy

    Led Zeppelin – Houses Of The Holy

    Sold for $3000.00
    Label: Atlantic
    Format: LP, Album, Mono, Promo
    Country: US
    Released: 1973
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Hard Rock, Classic Rock

  28. ABBA - Hovas Vittne

    ABBA – Hovas Vittne

    Sold for $3879.00
    Label: Polar
    Format: 12″, Maxi, Red
    Country: Sweden
    Released: 1981
    Genres: Pop
    Styles: Vocal

  29. Johnny And The Brothers Of Soul - Goodbye, Sam

    Johnny And The Brothers Of Soul – Goodbye, Sam

    Sold for $3999.00
    Label: Lifetime Recordings
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1971
    Genres: Funk/Soul
    Styles: Soul

  30. Röyksopp - Melody A.M.

    Röyksopp – Melody A.M.

    Sold for $6962.00
    Label: Wall Of Sound
    Format: 2xLP, Album, Ltd, W/Lbl
    Country: UK
    Released: 2002
    Genres: Electronic
    Styles: House, Downtempo

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9 Comments
  • Jul 18,2019 at 16:14

    rock is dead!

  • Jul 17,2019 at 23:51

    The Search Party ‎– Montgomery Chapel lp is the only one on the list worth the price paid.

  • Jul 16,2019 at 20:22

    OHG! Insane price for Melody FM 100 copies but its still the first lp, doh?

  • Jul 12,2019 at 15:35

    Yep 3000 USD for houses of the holy that is a fold-down of the stereo version and a quite bad sounding one…

  • Jul 11,2019 at 17:30

    $3000.00 for houses of the holy? am I the only one who finds this insane? Sure… mono, radio station promo… but… oh well.

  • Jul 9,2019 at 19:33

    Banksy spits on art collector and calls him a rube, art collector “i am now a work of art”

  • Jul 9,2019 at 19:20

    We’re all of these Hard-Bop/Bop/Post-Bop records purchased by the collector?

  • Jul 9,2019 at 17:53

    It’s a little funny, just about every one of these lists will have a glaring discogs infraction, such as #17 with a photo watermark for some kind of marijuana farm. Rules are meant to be broken.

  • Jul 9,2019 at 13:40

    What is a good place to start in coming to know records like these… the obscure punk, jazz, and soul… Are there any good forums, books, documentaries? Anything that sheds light on to this world of historically important records?

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