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September 8, 2020

Nicole Raney The Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold in the Discogs Marketplace for July 2020

Every month, we take a closer look at the most expensive records, cassettes, CDs that folks scooped up in the Discogs Marketplace. And every month, we usually see familiar names from the classic rock realm — Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, and the like. We also tend to see a lot of 7-inch releases, whose price tags tend to be hefty due to their limited nature. Occasionally, there will be a nice old cassette.

That’s why the 50th anniversary, four-CD Bob Dylan collection caught our eye. It’s costly for the same reason that most of the items on our Top 30 lists are costly — according to our Database, only 100 copies exist and were made available through a handful of Eruopean stores — but it’s still noteworthy that the CD format qualified as one of the most expensive sales in July. That being said, the copy below sold for just $1,500, which is almost half the price of the copy that made it’s way to No. 2 on our roundup of the most expensive CDs sold on Discogs.

The priciest item that sold in July was Negative Approach 7-inch that went for a whopping $5,499, but that still doesn’t top June’s top seller: a Capoeria Twins 12-inch with album art by Banksy.

  1. Teenage Moonlighters - Sorry, Sorry / I Want To Cry

    Teenage Moonlighters – Sorry, Sorry / I Want To Cry

    Sold for $1,500.00
    Label: Mark Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1958
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Doo Wop

  2. Big Bo And The Arrows* Featuring The Four M's - May I Love You

    Big Bo And The Arrows Featuring The Four M’s – May I Love You

    Sold for $1,500.00
    Label: Gay Shel Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 0
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  3. Kestrel (2) - Kestrel

    Kestrel – Kestrel

    Sold for $1,500.00
    Label: Cube Records
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1975
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock

  4. Bob Dylan - The 50th Anniversary Collection

    Bob Dylan – The 50th Anniversary Collection

    Sold for $1,500.00
    Label: Sony Music
    Format: 4xCDr
    Country: Europe
    Released: 2012
    Genres: Blues, Pop, Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: N/A

  5. Jesus Loves You - Love's Gonna Let You Down (Popcorn Mix)

    Jesus Loves You – Love’s Gonna Let You Down (Popcorn Mix)

    Sold for $1544.00
    Label: Not On Label
    Format: 12″, W/Lbl
    Country: UK
    Released: N/A
    Genres: Electronic, Funk / Soul, Pop
    Styles: UK Street Soul

  6. The Doors - L.A. Woman

    The Doors – L.A. Woman

    Sold for $1,564.00
    Label: Elektra
    Format: LP, Album, TP
    Country: US
    Released: 1971
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Classic Rock, Blues Rock

  7. De De Lind - Io Non So Da Dove Vengo E Non So Dove Mai Andrò, Uomo È Il Nome Che Mi Han Dato

    De De Lind – Io Non So Da Dove Vengo E Non So Dove Mai Andrò, Uomo È Il Nome Che Mi Han Dato

    Sold for $,1599.00
    Label: Mercury
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Italy
    Released: 1972
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Art Rock, Prog Rock

  8. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

    Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin

    Sold for $1,681.00
    Label: Atlantic
    Format: LP, Album, Tur
    Country: UK
    Released: 1969
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Blues Rock, Hard Rock

  9. The Manish Boys - I Pity The Fool

    The Manish Boys – I Pity The Fool

    Sold for $1,710.00
    Label: Parlophone
    Format: 7″, Single, Promo
    Country: UK
    Released: 1965
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Rhythm & Blues, Vocal

  10. Ed Nangle / Enforces* - Good Girl / Musical Fever

    Ed Nangle / Enforces – Good Girl / Musical Fever

    Sold for $1,710.00
    Label: Blue Cat Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: UK
    Released: 1968
    Genres: Reggae
    Styles: Rocksteady, Reggae

  11. Minor Threat - In My Eyes

    Minor Threat – In My Eyes

    Sold for $1,750.00
    Label: Dischord Records
    Format: 7″, Red
    Country: US
    Released: 1981
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Hardcore, Punk

  12. Spirogyra - Bells, Boots And Shambles

    Spirogyra – Bells, Boots And Shambles

    Sold for $1,750.00
    Label: Polydor
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1973
    Genres: Rock, Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: Folk Rock, Folk

  13. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon

    Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon

    Sold for $1,785.00
    Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Harvest
    Format: LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM
    Country: US
    Released: 1981
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Classic Rock, Psychedelic Rock

  14. The Beatles - Original Mono-Record Box

    The Beatles – Original Mono-Record Box

    Sold for $1,866.00
    Label: Odeon
    Format: Box, Comp, Mono, S/Edition + 11xLP, Album, Red
    Country: Japan
    Released: 1986
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Beat, Rock & Roll, Psychedelic Rock

  15. The Charmers / Ken Boothe - Things Going Wrong / You Keep Me Hanging On

    The Charmers / Ken Boothe – Things Going Wrong / You Keep Me Hanging On

    Sold for $1,882.00
    Label: Coxsone Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: UK
    Released: 1968
    Genres: Reggae
    Styles: N/A

  16. Bathory - Bathory

    Bathory – Bathory

    Sold for $1,896.00
    Label: Black Mark Production
    Format: LP, Album, Yel
    Country: Sweden
    Released: 1984
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Black Metal

  17. 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 $1,900.00
    Label: Sagittarius
    Format: 7″, Single
    Country: US
    Released: 1970
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul, Funk

  18. SJOB Movement - Friendship Train

    SJOB Movement – Friendship Train

    Sold for $1,904.00
    Label: EMI
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Nigeria
    Released: 1977
    Genres: Rock, Funk / Soul, Folk, World, & Country
    Styles: Afrobeat, Disco

  19. Blue Steam (2) - Where Is She?

    Blue Steam – Where Is She?

    Sold for $1,973.00
    Label: Catamount
    Format: 7″, Mono
    Country: US
    Released: 1975
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  20. Ruby* - Feminine Ingenuity

    Ruby – Feminine Ingenuity

    Sold for $1,982.00
    Label: “Gold” Token Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1966
    Genres: Funk / Soul
    Styles: Soul

  21. Steel Mill - Green Eyed God

    Steel Mill – Green Eyed God

    Sold for $2,058.00
    Label: Penny Farthing
    Format: LP, Album, RE
    Country: UK
    Released: 1975
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock

  22. Τα 4 Επίπεδα Της Ύπαρξης - Τα 4 Επίπεδα Της Ύπαρξης

    Τα 4 Επίπεδα Της Ύπαρξης – Τα 4 Επίπεδα Της Ύπαρξης

    Sold for $2,105.00
    Label: Venus
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Greece
    Released: 1976
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock

  23. Depeche Mode - Love In Itself

    Depeche Mode – Love In Itself

    Sold for $2,299.00
    Label: Mute
    Format: 7″
    Country: UK
    Released: 1983
    Genres: Electronic
    Styles: Synth-pop

  24. Derek And The Dominos* - Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs

    Derek And The Dominos – Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs

    Sold for $2,800.00
    Label: ATCO Records
    Format: 2xLP, Advance, Album, TP
    Country: US
    Released: 0
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Blues Rock

  25. Depeche Mode - Behind The Wheel

    Depeche Mode – Behind The Wheel

    Sold for $2,800.00 Label: Mute
    Format: 7″, Single, Promo, W/Lbl
    Country: UK
    Released: 1987
    Genres: Electronic
    Styles: Synth-pop

  26. The Dicks* - The Dicks Hate The Police

    The Dicks – The Dicks Hate The Police

    Sold for $3,200.00
    Label: Radical Records
    Format: 7″
    Country: US
    Released: 1980
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Punk

  27. Apoteosi - Apoteosi

    Apoteosi – Apoteosi

    Sold for $3,470.00
    Label: Said Record
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: Italy
    Released: 1975
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Prog Rock

  28. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols

    Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols

    Sold for $3,579.00
    Label: Virgin
    Format: LP, Album, Pr + 7″, S/Sided, Single
    Country: UK
    Released: 1977
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Punk

  29. Beethoven*, Leonid Kogan, Paris Conservatoire Orchestra* Conducted By Constantin Silvestri - Violin Concerto

    Beethoven, Leonid Kogan, Paris Conservatoire Orchestra Conducted By Constantin Silvestri – Violin Concerto

    Sold for $4,117.00
    Label: Columbia
    Format: LP, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 1959
    Genres: Classical
    Styles: Classical

  30. Negative Approach - Negative Approach

    Negative Approach – Negative Approach

    Sold for $5,499.00
    Label: Touch And Go
    Format: 7″, EP
    Country: US
    Released: 1982
    Genres: Rock
    Styles: Hardcore, Punk

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Classic Album Sundays Sound System Culture: Channel One

Analogue Foundation brought together Classic Album Sundays founder Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy and Channel One Sound System – one of UK’s most known and respected reggae sound systems. In this enriching interview hosted by Colleen, selector Mikey Dread and MC Ras Kayleb talk about many aspects of their work including; Channel One’s hand built sound system, the warm feeling of analogue sound and the dedication and passion behind the sound system lifestyle.

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CAS Lisa Stansfield on Dusty Springfield ‘Dusty in Memphis’

Lisa Stansfield joins Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy to discuss Dusty Springfield’s ‘Dusty in Memphis’ as part of Kings Place ‘Venus Unwrapped’ series.


Read more: Classic Album Sundays presents Lisa Stansfield on Dusty Springfield ‘Dusty in Memphis

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CAS Björk ‘Homogenic’ with Guy Sigsworth and Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

Homogenic heralded a new style for Björk, combining electronic beats and string instruments with songs in tribute to her native country, Iceland.

Colleen meets producer/songwriter Guy Sigsworth to talk about the story behind and the production of the album.

Read more: Album of the Month – Björk ‘Homogenic’
Listen: Björk ‘Homogenic’ Musical Lead-Up Playlist
Listen: Björk ‘Homogenic’ Legacy Playlist

 

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CAS Dr. Dre ‘The Chronic’ with Sly 5thAve and Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

This months episode looks at December’s album of the month Dr. Dre’s The Chronic with special guest Sly 5thAve who recently performed and released The Invisible Man: An Orchestral Tribute to Dr. Dre.

Take a listen as Colleen and SlythAve discuss one of the most important albums in hip-hip, it’s controversial lyrics, it’s incredible production and it’s legacy.

Read more: Album of the Month: Dr. Dre ‘The Chronic’
Listen: Dr. Dre ‘The Chronic’ Musical Lead-Up playlist
Listen: Dr. Dre ‘The Chronic’ Legacy Playlist

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CAS This Woman’s Work: Black Gold by Nina Simone

This Woman’s Work is a series of stories from Classic Album Sundays and Studio 360, highlighting classic albums by female artists who have made a lasting impact on music and pop culture. This time: the Grammy nominated live album, “Black Gold,” by singer and pianist Nina Simone. It was recorded in front of a packed audience at Philharmonic Hall in New York City on October 26, 1969 and released in 1970.


Read more: The Story of Nina Simone ‘Black Gold’

“Black Gold” displays Nina Simone’s talents at interpreting a song, not to mention her range, moving from soul and gospel to show tunes and folk music. Through it all, her distinctive voice soars into moments of defiance and uplift.

“The greatest artists have to bring who they are authentically to the music that they do,” says drummer and composer Terri Lyne Carrington. “So somebody like Nina Simone, I mean, she’s like the greatest storyteller that ever lived, because when I hear her sing a lyric, I understand the song and the story more than I think anybody else.”


Listen: Nina Simone ‘Black Gold’ Musical Leadup Playlist

Political activist and scholar Angela Davis says Simone’s influence extends beyond her musical gifts. “I don’t think I have ever met anyone before meeting Nina Simone who was so focused on using her talents to change the world. She wanted to use her music, use her voice, use her capacity to create new worlds.”


Listen: Nina Simone ‘Black Gold’ Legacy Playlist

“Black Gold” features performances of some of Simone’s most well-known songs, like her cover of “Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair” and the anthemic “Young, Gifted and Black.” The album represents not only an artist at the peak of her talents but an important figure in the civil rights movement in the US.

This podcast was produced by Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy and Studio 360’s Jocelyn Gonzales.

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