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Top 25 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in April 2023

Lavish box sets, rare 7-inches, and a hard-to-find jazz album by The Sun Ra Arkestra all cracked the top 25 most expensive items sold in April 2023.

The most expensive items sold on Discogs in April 2023 include a few expansive Pet Shop Boys box sets, rare 7-inches, and two copies each of a Weeknd set and a sought-after record from The Sun Ra Arkestra. 

Two different Pet Shop Boys box sets sold for top-dollar last month. Electric is a five-record set housed in a fluorescent-edged acrylic box and Yes includes a smoked perspex box with magnetic fastening, 11 records housed in full-color inner and outer sleeves, and a signed, numbered Giclée print. Other notable box sets include a 38-CD Woodstock collection and a Paul McCartney 7-inch singles set.

Other rare 7-inches that fetched big bucks in April cover a variety of styles, including funk and punk. Funk 45s from artists like Ray Frazier & The Shades Of Madness and Ben And The Tight Squeeze Band inspired a few high-price transactions. An extremely rare punk 7-inch from RF7 not only claimed the number one spot but also set a new highest price paid for this release on Discogs. 

The Weeknd and The Sun Ra Arkestra must have been on collectors’ minds last month. Both The Weeknd’s Trilogy and The Sun Ra Arkestra’s Continuation appear on the list twice, meaning two different copies of each release sold for such high sums that they cracked the top 25 for April. 

#1

Acts Of Defiance

RF7

1980

The original pressing of RF7’s debut 7-inch.

Sold for $7,850

Acts Of Defiance
RF7
1980
Punk
Vinyl, EP
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#2

Candy

Lee Morgan

1958

A rare mono pressing of a classic Blue Note jazz album.

Sold for $4,500

Candy
Lee Morgan
1958
Jazz
Vinyl, Album, Mono
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#3

I Have A Girl

The Magnetics

1967

An obscure soul 45 that serious soul collectors can’t live without.

Sold for $4,000

I Have A Girl
The Magnetics
1967
Soul
Vinyl, 7″
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#4

Opvs Eponymovs

Ghost

2010

A test pressing of the acclaimed metal band’s debut album.

Sold for $3,750

Opvs Eponymovs
Ghost
2010
Heavy Metal
Vinyl, Album, Test Pressing
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#5

‎Tone Float

Organisation

1970

The only official pressing of this album featuring two members who went on to form Kraftwerk.

Sold for $2,888

Tone Float
Organisation
1970
Rock, Experimental
Vinyl, Album
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#6

Sold for $2,875

The Word Called Love
The Soul Sounds Unlimited
1968
Funk / Soul, Soul
Vinyl, 7″
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#7

Sold for $2,777

Woodstock – Back To The Garden: The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive
Various
2019
Rock, Funk / Soul, Blues, Folk, World, & Country
CD, Box Set, Compilation, Limited Edition
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#8

Sold for $2,625

A Hard Day’s Night
The Beatles
1964
Rock
Vinyl, 7″, Promo
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#9

Sold for $2,500

#10

Sold for $2,500

Let It Be
The Beatles
1970
Rock, Pop
Vinyl, Album, Box Set, Limited Edition
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#11

Sold for $2,500

#12

Sold for $2,500

Trilogy
The Weeknd
2013
Hip Hop, Funk / Soul, Contemporary R&B
Vinyl, Box Set, Compilation, Limited Edition
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#13

Sold for $2,500

#14

Sold for $2,493

Cherish
Madonna
1989
Pop
Vinyl, 12″, Single, Promo
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#15

Sold for $2,444

Analord 10
Aphex Twin
2005
Electronic
Vinyl, 12″, Limited Edition
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#16

Sold for $2,312

Trilogy
The Weeknd
2013
Hip Hop, Funk / Soul, Contemporary R&B
Vinyl, Box Set, Compilation, Limited Edition
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#17

Sold for $2,222

Bleach
Nirvana
1992
Rock, Grunge
Vinyl, Album, 7″, Limited Edition, Numbered
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#18

Sold for $2,222

Electric
Pet Shop Boys
2013
Electronic, Pop, Synth-pop, House
Vinyl, Box Set, Album, Limited Edition
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#19

Sold for $2,221

The 7″ Singles Box
Paul McCartney
2022
Rock, Pop
Vinyl, 80 x 7″, Box Set
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#20

Sold for $2,180

樂與怒
Beyond
1993
Rock, Pop, Folk, World, & Country
Vinyl, Album
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#21

Sold for $2,130

#22

Sold for $2,111

Io Come Io
Il Rovescio Della Medaglia
1972
Prog Rock
Vinyl, Album
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#23

Sold for $2,000

#24

Sold for $2,000

#25

Sold for $1,960

Yes
Pet Shop Boys
2009
Electronic, Pop
Vinyl, Album, Box Set, Limited Edition, Numbered
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The Weeknd Trilogy album cover

About the Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs

This is a list of the most expensive releases sold features items that were purchased and paid for on Discogs. Although most people come to Discogs to buy new records from independent sellers around the world, 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.

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