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Rare Röyksopp record with Banksy cover sells for $6,962

If you have lots of cash to spare, we’ve got news on some prices for super collectable vinyl. Top-end prices continue to rise in the vinyl collectors market as ever reflected in Discogs latest ‘Top 30 Most Expensive‘ records chart for the Discogs Marketplace over the month of May.  The complete list for May 2019 can be viewed on the Discogs Blog, while the following are the highest-priced records sold this month.

In 2002, Röyksopp pressed an ultra-limited edition of their double-LP ‘Melody A.M.,’ with just 100 copies pressed. The Norwegian electronic duo asked Banksy to hand spray paint each cover.  A copy sold for an incredible $6,962.

Placing second, a rare 7″ 45 RPM promotional copy of Johnny and the Brothers of Soul’s Goodbye, Sam from 1971 sold for a standout $3,999.  Brothers of Soul was a soul trio composed of Fred Bridges, Richard Knight, and Robert Eaton, who were also a songwriting team involved with around 50 singles. 

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A copy of the rarest ABBA record ever pressed landed in the number three spot selling for $3,879. It’s a red 12-inch maxi-single recorded for manager Stig Anderson‘s 50th birthday. This specific copy even had Anderson’s signature, from an event in his hometown where he signed 100 of the singles.

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Check out the entire list of the Top 30 Most Expensive Records for May 2019 on Discogs.com.