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Top 25 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in December 2023

From Taylor Swift to AC/DC, these are the most expensive releases sold on Discogs for December 2023.

The most valuable releases sold on Discogs in December 2023 include psychedelic rock rarities, sought-after soul singles, and collectible jazz LPs. 

Rare psychedelic records from Graf Zepplin, the New Dawn, and Zerfas all attracted the attention of serious collectors in December 2023. The Graf Zepplin 45 for “You’re In My Mind” is especially rare, with only 500 copies pressed and no official reissues since its release in 1968. The New Dawn’s There’s a New Dawn was recently reissued, but the original pressing listed here still justifies splurging from serious fans for a valuable piece of psych history. And despite one limited-edition reissue in 1994 – which is also highly collectible – the original 1973 pressing of Zerfas’ self-titled LP remains a psychedelic holy grail that continues to increase in value. 

Soul 7-inches make their mark on the most expensive list this month, with releases from the Royal Jesters, Bold Breed, Rudy Love And The Company Soul, and El Anthony. The soul-disco fusion of Timeless Legend also made the top 25 with the 7” single “I Was Born To Love You,” a record that’s become known for its ability to pack a dancefloor. 

A variety of jazz records appear throughout the list, with notable entries from Tina Brooks and Lee Morgan, free jazz releases from Abdullah Sami and Mabumi Yamaguchi Quartet, and jazz fusion ranging from Kimio Mizutani’s jazz-rock to Rhythm Machine’s jazz-funk stylings, all selling for top dollar in December 2023. 

Additional noteworthy releases include the sole release from blackened thrash band Flames Of Hell, a hard-to-find blue vinyl version of hardcore punk band 7 Seconds’ debut album, and an expansive Ozzy Osbourne box set that includes 16 albums pressed on splatter vinyl.

#1

The Groop

The Groop

1969

The Groop’s only album has not been reissued on vinyl since its 1969 release, making the original pressing a must-have for psychedelic pop collectors.

Sold for $5,000

The Groop
The Groop
1969
Rock, Pop, Pop Rock, Soft Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Vinyl, Album
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#2

Can I Sit Next To You, Girl

AC/DC

1974

This rare promo single features the band’s original vocalist, Dave Evans, who is uncredited on the release.

Sold for $4,625

Can I Sit Next To You, Girl
AC/DC
1974
Rock, Hard Rock
Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM, Single, Promo
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#3

Red

Taylor Swift

2012

This version of Red was never commercially released and copies were sent to select members of the Academy Of Country Music for voting consideration.

Sold for $4,555

Red
Taylor Swift
2012
Country
Vinyl, Album, Limited Edition, Promo, Red
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#4

Fire And Steel

Flames of Hell

1987

Recorded in an Icelandic YMCA and released in a limited run of 100 copies, most copies of Fire And Steel were destroyed by Draconian Records for reasons unknown. 

Sold for $4,175

Fire And Steel
Flames Of Hell
1987
Rock, Thrash, Black Metal
Vinyl, Album, Stereo
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#5

True Blue

Tina Brooks

1960

True Blue is a classic hard bop record and this original mono pressing on Blue Note is in the Wantlists of more than a few jazz completists.  

Sold for $3,846

True Blue
Tina Brooks
1960
Jazz
Vinyl, Album, Mono
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#6

Sold for $3,499

Red
Taylor Swift
2012
Country
Vinyl, Album, Limited Edition, Promo, Red
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#7

Sold for $3,299

The Truth
D.R. Hooker
1972
Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Vinyl, Album, Stereo
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#8

Sold for $3,200

Cherry Five
Cherry Five
1975
Rock, Prog Rock
Vinyl, Gatefold
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#9

Sold for $3,000

You’re In My Mind
Graf Zepplin
1968
Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Vinyl, 7″
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#10

Sold for $2,800

The Crew
7 Seconds
1984
Punk
Vinyl, Album, Blue Green
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#11

Sold for $2,800

Private Number
Royal Jesters
1968
Funk / Soul, Soul
Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM
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#12

Sold for $2,784

#13

Sold for $2,700

Peace Of Time
Abdullah Sami
1978
Jazz, Free Jazz
Vinyl, Album
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#14

Sold for $2,571

Candy
Lee Morgan
1958
Jazz
Vinyl, Album, Mono
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#15

Sold for $2,500

Red
Taylor Swift
2012
Country
Vinyl, Album, Limited Edition, Promo, Red
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#16

Sold for $2,500

Rhythm Machine
Rhythm Machine
1976
Jazz, Funk / Soul, Jazz-Funk, Soul, Funk, Disco
Vinyl, Album
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#17

Sold for $2,500

#18

Sold for $2,500

Zerfas
Zerfas
1973
Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock
Vinyl, Album, Stereo
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#19

Sold for $2,278

#20

Sold for $2,199

There’s A New Dawn
The New Dawn
1970
Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Vinyl, Album
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#21

Sold for $2,158

Leeward
Mabumi Yamaguchi Quartet
1978
Jazz, Modal, Fusion
Vinyl, Album
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#22

Sold for $2,099

See You On The Other Side
Ozzy Osbourne
2019
Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Vinyl, Box Set, Compilation, Limited Edition, Numbered
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#23

Sold for $2,088

A Path Through Haze
Kimio Mizutani
1971
Jazz, Rock, Jazz-Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
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#24

Sold for $2,025

I Was Born To Love You
Timeless Legend
1980
Funk / Soul, Soul, Disco
Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM
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#25

Sold for $2,000

That’s What My Lady Says
El Anthony
N/A
Funk / Soul, Soul
Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM
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Most Expensive December 2023

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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