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Top 25 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in July 2023

The most expensive list for July 2023 features rare releases from the Misfits, Nirvana, The Beatles, and David Bowie.

The July 2023 most expensive list includes rare punk records, genre-bending jazz releases, and hard-to-find pressings of classic albums. 

Out of the many punk records on this month’s list, the Misfits’ Horror Business 7-inch claimed the highest spot by coming in at No. 2. A rare blue vinyl version of Youth Of Today’s Break Down The Walls and a blue green pressing of 7 Seconds’ The Crew also cracked the top 10. Other notable punk releases on the list include the red cover version of Minor Threat’s Filler and the Big Boys’ Frat Cars EP. 

In true most expensive fashion, the list features some sought-after jazz titles that fuse with other genres. This month’s offerings include the jazz-rock sounds of Takeshi Inomata & Sound Limited’s Sounds Of Sound L.T.D., as well as the jazz-funk / soul-jazz stylings of Marlon Hunter’s It’s Summer

Classics never go out of style and that also rings true when it comes to highly collectible vinyl. Two rare pressings of The Beatles’ Please Please Me, a white vinyl version of Nirvana’s Bleach, and a copy of David Bowie’s The Man Who Sold The World with the legendary dress cover and label misprint all sold for top dollar in July 2023. 

Explore the list below and learn more about the rare black metal, folk, soul, and modern pop records the Discogs community is most excited about.

#1

Please Please Me

The Beatles

1963

This early UK pressing features black and gold labels with Northern Songs credited as a publisher on certain tracks.

Sold for $7,064

Please Please Me
The Beatles
1963
Rock, Beat
Vinyl, Album, Stereo, Northern Songs Credits
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#2

Horror Business

Misfits

1979

Out of print in the 7-inch format since its release in 1979, this highly collectible Misfits’ EP was pressed on yellow vinyl and limited to 2,000 copies.

Sold for $5,500

Horror Business
Misfits
1979
Punk
Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM, EP, Yellow
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#3

Please Please Me

The Beatles

1963

This rare 1963 pressing features gold and black labels with Dick James publishing credits.

Sold for $5,000

Please Please Me
The Beatles
1963
Rock
Vinyl, Album, Stereo, Dick James Credits
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#4

Tardo Pede In Magiam Versus

Jacula

1972

The original pressing of this Italian prog rock album is extremely hard to find as only 112 copies were pressed.

Sold for $3,846

Tardo Pede In Magiam Versus
Jacula
1972
Prog Rock, Avantgarde
Vinyl, Album
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#5

Break Down The Walls

Youth Of Today

1986

The blue vinyl version of this straight-edge hardcore classic was limited to 150 copies, with many of the copies likely destroyed after the band’s van was robbed.

Sold for $3,787

Break Down The Walls
Youth Of Today
1986
Hardcore
Vinyl, Album, Blue
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#6

Sold for $3,717

Apoteosi
Apoteosi
1975
Prog Rock
Vinyl, Album
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#7

Sold for $3,525

Love Can Be / I’ll Let You Slide
The Saints
1973
Soul, Funk
Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM
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#8

Sold for $3,076

To-Day’s Sound
Piero Umiliani
1973
Stage & Screen, Space-Age, Jazz-Funk, Easy Listening
Vinyl, Album
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#9

Sold for $3,030

The Crew
7 Seconds
1984
Punk
Vinyl, Album, Blue Green
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#10

Sold for $3,000

It’s Summer
Marlon Hunter
1980
Jazz-Funk, Soul-Jazz
Vinyl, Album
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#11

Sold for $3,000

#12

Sold for $2,747

Altoona 1968
Various
1968
Garage Rock
Vinyl, Compilation
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#13

Sold for $2,727

Filler
Minor Threat
1981
Punk
Vinyl, 7″, EP
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#14

Sold for $2,554

Deathcrush
Mayhem
1987
Black Metal
Vinyl, 12″, Limited Edition
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#16

Sold for $2,307

#17

Sold for $2,250

Bleach
Nirvana
1989
Rock
Vinyl, Album, Limited Edition, White
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#18

Sold for $2,147

The Man Who Sold The World
David Bowie
1971
Rock, Glam
Vinyl, Album, Misprint
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#19

Sold for $2,108

Sounds Of Sound L.T.D.
Takeshi Inomata & Sound Limited
1970
Jazz-Rock, Jazz-Funk
Vinyl, Album
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#20

Sold for $2,023

Frat Cars
Big Boys
1980
Punk
Vinyl, 7″, EP, Limited Edition
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#21

Sold for $2,000

Look For Love
Billie Joe
1977
Jazz, Rock, Classical, Children’s
Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM
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#22

Sold for $1,999

Super Blonde / Soft Talk
Sun Ra And His Arkistra
1956
Jazz
Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM, Single
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#23

Sold for $1,989

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
2018
Pop, Country
Vinyl, Album, Limited Edition, Clear & Turquoise, Signed
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#24

Sold for $1,989

Fearless (Platinum Edition)
Taylor Swift
2018
Pop, Country
Vinyl, Album, Special Edition, Clear & Gold, Signed
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#25

Sold for $1,979

Ride
Wynd Chymes
1981
Boogie, Funk
Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM
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Tardo Pede In Magiam Versus Jacula 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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