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.
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
Can I Sit Next To You, Girl
This rare promo single features the band’s original vocalist, Dave Evans, who is uncredited on the release.
Sold for $4,625
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
Fire And Steel
Flames of Hell
Sold for $4,175
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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