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Top 25 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in October 2022

This month’s most expensive releases include obscure soul 45s, rare test pressings, and the return of an iconic horror score pressed on “blood-filled” vinyl.

The monthly roundup of most expensive items sold is always full of surprises and the October 2022 list is no exception. This month’s most expensive releases include obscure soul 45s, rare test pressings, and the return of an iconic horror score pressed on “blood-filled” vinyl.

Soul singles from The Roman & Weston Expo, Lee McKinney & The Magnetics, and Noble And The Uptights all sold for big bucks in the month of October. Rare soul 7-inches are a staple of the most expensive list as most of these titles have never been reissued.

Highly collectible test pressings from Tool and Culture Club both sold for top dollar, with the Culture Club release claiming the top spot on the list. This one-sided test pressing features a song that was intended to be the third UK single from the album From Luxury To Heartache, but the release was canceled. The handwritten details on the A side label make this a true collector’s item.

With Halloween closing out October, it’s no surprise that one of the most sought-after horror soundtracks once again inspired a collector to dig deep into their pockets. This particular pressing of Henry Manfredini’s Friday The 13th score is filled with fake blood. According to the database, this liquid-filled variant is incredibly rare with less than 75 copies made available to rabid horror fans.

Top 3 Most Expensive Releases

#1

Heaven’s Children
Culture Club
1986
Pop
Vinyl, 7″, Test Pressing
This one-sided test pressing features a song that was intended to be the third UK single from the album From Luxury To Heartache.
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#2

Friday The 13th
Harry Manfredini
2014
Stage & Screen, Score
Vinyl, Limited Edition, Blood-Filled
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#3

Daybreak
Daybreak
1971
Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Vinyl, LP, Album
According to the database, this rare psychedelic rock record is limited to 400 copies.

Most Expensive Items Sold On Discogs in October 2022

CoverPriceArtist(s)TitleYearLabelGenreFormatShop
null$5172.40Culture Club Heaven’s Children 1986VirginPop7″, S/Sided, TPShop
null$4250Harry Manfredini Friday The 13th 2014Waxwork RecordsStage & ScreenLP, Album, Ltd, BloShop
null$4000Daybreak Daybreak 1971RPCRockLP, AlbumShop
null$3217.82Lee Morgan Vol. 3 1957Blue NoteJazzLP, Album, MonoShop
null$3000Tina Brooks True Blue 1960Blue NoteJazzLP, Album, MonoShop
null$2999.99Tool Ænima 2002Classic RecordsRock2xLP, Album, TP, 200Shop
null$2990.75Roman & The Weston Expo Ain’T No Sense (In Goin’ On) / We’D Better Quit (While We’Re Ahead) 1976Double ScorpionFunk / Soul7″, 45 RPM, EPShop
null$2977.01Marlon Hunter It’s Summer 1980First ProductionsJazz, Funk / SoulLP, AlbumShop
null$2970.29Gloria Barnes Uptown 1971Maple Records Funk / SoulLP, AlbumShop
null$2969.30Sun Ra & His Myth Science ArkestraFate In A Pleasant Mood1965Saturn ResearchJazzLP, AlbumShop
null$2969.30Sun Ra And His Solar ArkestraArt Forms Of Dimensions Tomorrow 1965El Saturn Records JazzLP, Album, MonoShop
null$2960.39Megaton Megaton 1971DeramRockLP, AlbumShop
null$2673.26Silvano Chimenti Droga 1971Roman Record CompanyJazz, RockLPShop
null$2564.10Ludwig van Beethoven, Milstein, LeinsdorfViolin Concerto1962ColumbiaClassicalLPShop
null$2500Babeez Dowanna Love 1977Not On Label (Babeez Self-released) Rock7″, EP, W/LblShop
null$2500Lee McKinney & The MagneticsI’ll Keep Holding On SableFunk / Soul7″, SingleShop
null$2300The New Year My Bleeding Wound / The Americans Spelled Backwards 1974360° DegreesRock, Funk / Soul, Pop7″Shop
null$2297.70Soul Vibrations The Dump 1973Vibrant RecordsFunk / Soul7″Shop
null$2200Sam Williams Let’s Talk It Over / Love Slipped Through My Fingers 1967TowerFunk / Soul7″, Promo, Styrene, AllShop
null$2100Grateful DeadEurope ’72: The Complete Recordings 2011Grateful Dead Records, Rhino RecordsRock, Folk, World, & Country73xHDCD + Box, LtdShop
null$2000Ben And The Tight Squeeze Band Thumping For You 1981Earth World RecordsFunk / Soul7″, SingleShop
null$2000Kalima (Where Is The) Sunshine 1981Olive Tree RecordsJazz, Folk, World, & Country7″Shop
null$2000Southern Comfort & FriendsIt’s In My Letter 1980Sun CityFunk / Soul7″Shop
null$1999.99Noble And The Uptights Don’t Worry About It / Lonely Man 1966ActionFunk / Soul7″, SingleShop
null$1980.19John Lee Hooker The Healer 2008Classic Records, Chameleon RecordsRock, Blues4×12″, S/Sided, Album, RE, RM, Cle + BoxShop

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Photo of four best selling records from October 2022

About the Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs

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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