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Top 25 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in December 2022

December 2022’s most expensive releases include rare hip hop and punk records, highly collectable jazz albums, and releases from some of today’s biggest artists.

The most expensive items sold on Discogs in December 2022 include hard-to-find hip-hop records, jazz classics, and a few self-released punk 7-inches. 

Out of the 25 releases highlighted here, WestsideGunn records appear three times. Two solo WestsideGunn LPs and a collaboration with The Purist all fetched big bucks and established December 2022 as a memorable month for collectible hip hop. 

Jazz releases are scattered throughout the list and a rare record from The Sun Ra Arkestra secured the top spot. Releases from Hank Mobley and Lee Morgan, Kenny Dorham, and Kenny Burrell all claimed additional slots for jazz in December. 

Last month’s list also features a few self-released 7-inches that regularly sell for large sums based on their rarity. The Vicious Visions record that made the cut is limited to 109 copies with silkscreened sleeves. The Politicians In My Eyes 7-inch from proto-punk band Death is limited to 500 copies and routinely sells for high prices due to its status as a groundbreaking precursor to the punk movement. 

Dive into the rest of the 25 most expensive releases of December 2022 below and learn more about sought-after records from popular artists like Daft Punk, David Bowie, and Taylor Swift!

Top 3 Most Expensive Releases


Super-Sonic Jazz
The Sun Ra Arkestra
Avant-garde Jazz
LP, Black Vinyl


Please Please Me
The Beatles
Vinyl, Album, Stereo, Dick James Credits


I Beat You / No No’s
Vicious Visions
7″, Black Vinyl, Silkscreened Sleeves

Most Expensive Items Sold On Discogs in December 2022

null$10,000The Sun Ra ArkestraSuper-Sonic Jazz1957El Saturn RecordsJazzLP, AlbumShop
null$9574The BeatlesPlease Please Me1963ParlophoneRockLP, Album, GolShop
null$7500Vicious VisionsI Beat You / No No’s1983Not On Label (Vicious Visions Self-released)Rock7″Shop
null$9574The BeatlesPlease Please Me1963ParlophoneRockLP, Album, GolShop
null$4592Iron Maiden2 Minutes To Midnight1984EMIRock7″, Single, PromoShop
null$4518TavascoLove Is Trying To Get A Hold Of Me / Stay With Me1980RampartFunk / Soul7″Shop
null$4500The Velvet Underground & NicoThe Velvet Underground & Nico1967Verve RecordsRockLP, Album, Mono, Promo, EasShop
null$4255Hareton Salvanini + Movimento Evolução De Teatro E Arte – M.E.T.A.Km 1101971Ampli-SomJazz, Rock, Latin, Folk, World, & Country7″, EPShop
null$4249AC/DCIf You Want Blood You’ve Got It1978AtlanticRockLP, Album, SplShop
null$3750WestsideGunnPray For Paris2020Daupe!Hip HopLP, Album, Ltd, Num, OBIShop
null$3500Hank Mobley – Lee MorganPeckin’ Time1959Blue NoteJazzLP, Album, MonoShop
null$3313David BowieDavid Bowie1967DeramRockLP, AlbumShop
null$3190VariousOur First Four1968Apple RecordsRock, Pop, Brass & Military4×7″, Single + Box, Comp, PromoShop
null$3000Kenny BurrellBlue Lights, Volume 11958Blue NoteJazzLP, Album, Mono, DGShop
null$3000The Manila MachineThe Manila Machine1973Asia-Major RecordsFunk / SoulLP, AlbumShop
null$2850The Purist & WestsideGunnRoses Are Red​.​.​. So Is Blood2016Daupe!Hip Hop10″, Ltd, RedShop
null$2717Bruce SpringsteenSpirit In The Night / For You1973ColumbiaRock7″, SingleShop
null$2700WestsideGunnHitler Wears Hermes II2015Daupe!Hip HopLP, Ltd, Num, OBIShop
null$2659Christine And The QueensRedcar Les Adorables Étoiles2022Because MusicElectronic, Pop2xLP, Album, Ltd, CleShop
null$2650Holly St JamesThat’s Not Love1968ABC RecordsFunk / Soul7″, Single, PromoShop
null$2500DeathPoliticians In My Eyes1976Tryangle RecordsRock7″, SingleShop
null$2500ImaniOut Of The Blue1983Not On Label (Imani Self-released)Funk / Soul, Jazz12″, EPShop
null$2500Kenny DorhamQuiet Kenny1960New JazzJazzLP, Album, MonoShop
null$2403Daft PunkDiscovery = ディスカバリー2002VirginElectronic2xLP, Album, LtdShop
null$2400Taylor SwiftRed2012Big Machine RecordsFolk, World, & Country, Pop2xLP, Album, Ltd, Promo, RedShop
Collage of most expensive releases November 2022

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.