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50 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in 2022

The most expensive items sold on Discogs in 2022 include extremely rare releases from popular bands, soul singers, jazz musicians, and classical composers.

The Beatles are no strangers to the monthly most expensive lists, so it makes sense that they appear on the year-end roundup. Their debut album Please, Please Me is on the list four times. Three of the listings are the coveted “Dick James Credits” version, with one copy selling for so much money that it cracked the top five for the whole year. Rare pressings of Introducing…The Beatles and The Beatles & Frank Ifield On Stage also fetched high enough sums to secure spots on the top 50 most expensive records of 2022. 

The abundance of soul 45s on the list also comes as no surprise as they regularly sell for top dollar on Discogs. Releases from Papa Bear And The Cubs, Rita & The Tiaras, and Marvin Preyer are among the many soul records that attracted the attention of serious collectors. Rita & The Tiaras are worth singling out because two versions of their Gone With The Wind Is My Love / Wild Times 7-inch are featured on the list. 

Classical collectors may be some of the most dedicated fans out there. A box set of Mozart compositions was the most expensive item purchased on Discogs in 2022. An interpretation of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and a triple LP of George Enesco’s take on Bach’s Sonatas also placed in the top 15. 

Explore the rest of the top 50, which includes releases from Can, The Sun Ra Arkestra, Samhain, The Cure, Abba, and more!

Top 3 Most Expensive Releases


Mozart À Paris (1763-1778)
Vinyl, Box Set


Monster Movie
The Can
Psychedelic Rock, Experimental
Vinyl, Album


Super-Sonic Jazz
The Sun Ra Arkestra
Avant-garde Jazz
LP, Black Vinyl

Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in 2022

null$19277Wolfgang Amadeus MozartMozart À Paris (1763-1778)1956PathéClassical7xLP, Mono + BoxShop
null$13360CanMonster Movie1969Music FactoryRockLP, AlbumShop
null$10000The Sun Ra ArkestraSuper-Sonic Jazz1957El Saturn RecordsJazzLP, AlbumShop
null$9574The BeatlesPlease Please Me1963ParlophoneRockLP, Album, GolShop
null$9000Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin2006Atlantic, Classic RecordsRock4×12″, S/Sided, Album, RE, 200 + 4×12″, S/Sided, AShop
null$9000Rita & The TiarasGone With The Wind Is My Love / Wild Times1967DoreFunk / Soul7″, PromoShop
null$8700Mötley CrüeToo Fast For Love1981Leathür RecordsRockLP, AlbumShop
null$8000Michael CosmicPeace In The World1975Cosmic RecordsJazzLP, AlbumShop
null$7500Vicious VisionsI Beat You / No No’s1983Not On Label (Vicious Visions Self-released)Rock7″Shop
null$7500Ludwig Van Beethoven, Leonid Kogan, Orchestre De La Société Des Concerts Du Conservatoire Conducted By Constantin SilvestriViolin Concerto1961ColumbiaClassicalLP, AlbumShop
null$6914George EnescuJ.S. Bach – Partite pt. Vioară Solo (Plays Bach Sonatas)1950ContinentalClassical3xLP, Mono, P/Unofficial + BoxShop
null$6626The BeatlesPlease Please Me1963ParlophoneRockLP, Album, BlaShop
null$6480MirkwoodMirkwood1973Flams LtdRockLP, AlbumShop
null$6382The CureDisintegration / Plain Song1989PolydorRock7″, PromoShop
null$6000The BeatlesPlease Please Me1963ParlophoneRockLP, Album, GolShop
null$5999SamhainInitium1984Plan 9RockLP, BlaShop
null$5500Marvin PreyerWhat Can I Call My OwnYounger RecordsFunk / Soul7″Shop
null$5421Culture ClubHeaven’s Children1986VirginPop7″, S/Sided, TPShop
null$5319Billie Joe ArmstrongLook For Love1977Fiat RecordsChildren’s, Classical, Jazz, Rock7″Shop
null$5212Piero UmilianiSmog (Musiche Dalla Colonna Sonora Originale)1962RCA VictorJazz, Stage & ScreenLPShop
null$5061NirvanaLove Buzz b/w Big Cheese1988Sub PopRock7″, Single, Ltd, NumShop
null$5000NirvanaLove Buzz b/w Big Cheese1988Sub PopRock7″, Single, Ltd, NumShop
null$5000Lady JaneHere I Am Baby1980Presious MusicFunk / SoulLP, AlbumShop
null$5000The BeatlesIntroducing…The Beatles1964Vee Jay RecordsPop, RockLP, Album, VerShop
null$5000Soul PersuasionPlay It Cool / Hey WorldLounge RecordsFunk / Soul7″Shop
null$4999Papa Bear And The CubsSweetest Thing On This Side Of Heaven1975Subtropical Music Services (SMS)Funk / Soul7″Shop
null$4999The AnswersThinking Of YouScorpion RecordsFunk / Soul7″Shop
null$4963PrinceThe Black Album1987Warner Bros. RecordsFunk / SoulLP, AlbumShop
null$4949VariousWoodstock – Back To The Garden: The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive2019Rhino Records, CotillionBlues, Folk, World, & Country, Funk / Soul, Rock38xCD, Comp + Blu-ray, Comp + Box, Comp, Ltd, NumShop
null$4819Gene TooneWhat More Do You Want1966Simco RecordsFunk / Soul7″, PromoShop
null$4787Pink FloydSee Emily Play1967ColumbiaRock7″, Single, Promo, SolShop
null$4787The Beatles And Frank IfieldThe Beatles & Frank Ifield On Stage1964Vee Jay Records, Vee Jay RecordsPop, RockLP, Comp, MonoShop
null$4600Rita & The TiarasGone With The Wind Is My Love / Wild Times1967DoreFunk / Soul7″, SingleShop
null$4590Iron Maiden2 Minutes To Midnight1984EMIRock7″, Single, PromoShop
null$4518TavascoLove Is Trying To Get A Hold Of Me / Stay With Me1980RampartFunk / Soul7″Shop
null$4500The Velvet Underground & NicoThe Velvet Underground & Nico1967Verve RecordsRockLP, Album, Mono, Promo, EasShop
null$4255ABBAHovas Vittne1981PolarPop12″, Maxi, RedShop
null$4255Hareton Salvanini + Movimento Evolução De Teatro E Arte – M.E.T.A.Km 1101971Ampli-SomFolk, World, & Country, Jazz, Latin, Rock7″, EPShop
null$4250Harry ManfrediniFriday The 13th2014Waxwork RecordsStage & ScreenLP, Album, Ltd, BloShop
null$4249AC/DCIf You Want Blood You’ve Got It1978AtlanticRockLP, Album, SplShop
null$4216J. T. ParkerIf You Want To Hold On1965AcademyFunk / Soul7″Shop
null$4000NirvanaBleach1989Sub PopRockLP, Album, Ltd, WhiShop
null$4000Soul Brothers Inc.Tear Drops1967Salem RecordsFunk / Soul7″Shop
null$4600Rita & The TiarasGone With The Wind Is My Love / Wild Times1967DoreFunk / Soul7″, SingleShop
null$4000DaybreakDaybreak1971RPCRockLP, AlbumShop
null$3975The BeatlesPlease Please Me1963ParlophoneRockLP, Album, GolShop
null$3810Mary Jane HooperI’ve Got What You Need1969Power-PacFunk / Soul7″Shop
null$3800The SaintsLove Can Be / I’ll Let You Slide1973WigwamFunk / Soul7″Shop
null$3750WestsideGunnPray For Paris2020Daupe!Hip HopLP, Album, Ltd, Num, OBIShop
null$3700The Group Featuring Cecil WashingtonI Don’t Like To Lose1966Prophonics StudiosFunk / Soul7″Shop
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About the Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs

Although most people come to Discogs to buy new records from independent sellers, some collectors are on the hunt for rarities that sell for high prices due to their scarcity. 

Discogs is the world’s largest online music database and marketplace. Dedicated contributors catalog releases in the Database and sellers use this information to list items for sale in the Marketplace. On the right side of each release page, you’ll find useful statistics about the lowest, median, and highest price paid for the item you are viewing.

All prices have been converted to USD (United States Dollar). Some prices may fluctuate with the exchange rate; the prices on this list reflect the current exchange rate while the prices on the release pages reflect the exchange rate at the time of sale.