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Top 25 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in January 2023

January 2023’s most expensive releases include hard-to-find jazz records, rare punk 7-inches, and a few box sets from legendary artists.

Jazz albums from Governor’s State University Jazz Band, Tina Brooks, and Louis Smith all sold for big bucks in the month of January. The live album from Governor’s State University Jazz Band is especially intriguing as the Discogs Database provides very little information. With a little extra digging, you’ll learn that the advanced compositions and unforgettable performances of this mid-’70s college jazz band established this obscure LP as a must-have for serious jazz collectors.

Rare punk 7-inches from the Misfits, Negative Approach, and Heart Attack were among the top 25 most expensive items sold last month. This particular pressing of the Misfits’ Evilive 7-inch is worth singling out as the entire pressing of 800 hand-numbered copies was initially made available to members of the Misfits’ fan club, the Fiend Club.

Box sets from artists like Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, and Pearl Jam also made the most expensive list in January. Much like the Misfits’ 7-inch, the Pearl Jam box set was self-released and the only way you could purchase one was if you were a member of the Pearl Jam fan club, known as Ten Club.

Additional noteworthy releases include an extremely rare test pressing of a compilation featuring Soundgarden, Green River, and the Melvins and a Legendary Pink Dots / Bee Queen release that features a 7-inch, a cassette tape glued to a t-shirt, and other randomly selected audio housed in a hand-numbered plastic record bag.

Top 3 Most Expensive Releases


Hitler Wears Hermes II
Westside Gunn
Hip Hop
LP, Red Vinyl, Limited Edition


True Blue
Tina Brooks
Vinyl, Album, Mono


Moon Blood
LP, Black Vinyl
This holy grail of heavy psychedelic rock was originally released as an extremely small run of 200 copies.

Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in January 2023

null$6,000WestsideGunnHitler Wears Hermes II2015Daupe!Hip HopLP, Ltd, Num, RedShop
null$5,000Tina BrooksTrue Blue1960Blue NoteJazzLP, Album, MonoShop
null$4,500FractionMoon Blood1971Angelus RecordsRockLP, AlbumShop
null$3,504Flying Dr.Flying Dr.Merry Freud1970ColumbiaJazzLP, AlbumShop
null$3,500VariousDeep Six1985Not On LabelRockLP, Comp, TPShop
null$3,351Leonid Kogan, Kiril Kondrashin, Johannes Brahms, Philharmonia OrchestraBrahms Violin Concerto (Concerto In D Major, Op. 77)1960ColumbiaClassicalLP, AlbumShop
null$3,285Louis SmithSmithville1958Blue NoteJazzLP, Album, MonoShop
null$3,076MayhemDeathcrush1987Posercorpse MusicRock12″, MiniAlbum, Ltd, NumShop
null$3,000Negative ApproachNegative Approach1982Touch And GoRock7″, EPShop
null$3,000ToolÆnima2002Classic RecordsRock2xLP, Album, TP, 200Shop
null$3,000Jimmy “Bo” HorneI Can’t Speak1969Dade RecordsFunk / Soul7″Shop
null$2,998Governor’s State University Jazz BandGSU Jazz Live!1974Not On LabelJazzLP, AlbumShop
null$2,898The BeatlesThe Beatles In Mono2014Apple RecordsRockBox, Comp, Ltd, RM + LP, Album, Mono, RE + LP, AlbShop
null$2,700Bobby B. TurnerSea Breeze1958Sea GlassFunk / Soul, JazzLPShop
null$2,582HaikaraHaikara1972RCA VictorRockLP, AlbumShop
null$2,500The Legendary Pink Dots / BeequeenDer Aussiedler – 4 Years After1994Rund Um Den WatzmannElectronic7″ + Cass, S/Sided, C60 + Comp, Ltd, NumShop
null$2,500Daft PunkRandom Access Memories2014ColumbiaElectronic, Funk / Soul, Non-Music, Pop, RockBox, Dlx, Ltd + 2xLP, Album, 180 + 10″ + M/Stick,Shop
null$2,417Pink FloydThe Dark Side Of The Moon1981Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, HarvestRockBox, Ltd, Num + LP, Album, RE, RMShop
null$2,400Pearl JamOct. 22, 2003 – Benaroya Hall2004Not On Label (Pearl Jam Self-released)Rock4xLP, Album, Red + Box, LtdShop
null$2,307Benis CletinJungle Magic1979AfrodisiaFunk / SoulLP, AlbumShop
null$2,300Domenico Scarlatti Par Marcelle MeyerLes Sonates2022The Electric Recording Co.Classical3xLP, Mono, Ltd, Num, REShop
null$2,250MisfitsEvilive1982Plan 9Rock7″, NumShop
null$2,197Johnny HallydayAltın Yüzük / Yeşil Gözlerin için1966PhilipsPop7″Shop
null$2,087Paul McCartneyThe 7″ Singles Box2022Capitol Records, MPL, UMeClassical, Jazz, Pop, RockBox, Comp, Ltd, Num + 7″, Single, Mono, RE, RM + 7Shop
null$2,000Heart AttackGod Is Dead1981Damaged GoodsRock7″Shop
Most Expensive Items on Discogs in January 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.