In the current era, we only need to search on the internet to hear our favorite songs. However, it was the same in the past. We should need to get a vinyl record to listen to our favorite music. Some young generations were interested in music, which increased its value. We should keep the recordings in this list because most of this music was expensive. It was sold this year.
Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin (1969)
Led Zeppelin became famous in 1969. it was the era where blue and other genres had started. In that year, the record was described as dandified like Rod Stewart. Rolling Stone might not like the record, but it also became a hit, and many people wanted to buy it. In 2013, Rolling Stone became the twenty-ninth most excellent album in history. If we had this kind of record, we could sell it for one thousand dollars.
Miles Davis, Kind of Blue (1959)
Most people who loved jazz might know who Miles Davis was. Miles had created other jazz in his career. However, the 1959 album titled “Kind of Blue” was his most hit record of all time. Miles had worked with Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, Wynton Kelly, Bill Evans, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb. The Kind of Blue might be the best record that Miles had produced, worth one thousand dollars in this era.
The Who, The Who Sell Out (1967)
It might be an uncommon album in history, but the album of The Who had only created one thousand copies of the record. We might be curious if the record with the butterfly poster in this current year is high. If we had this kind of record in our house, we might sell it for one thousand one hundred dollars. We could even sell it on eBay, which many people were looking for.
Nirvana, Bleach (1989)
The album Nevermind might have all the favorite songs that people wanted, but we might sell it for a high price if we had the album Bleach. Bleach only had a thousand copies, which we could sell for two thousand five hundred dollars. However, if we have a copy with 7″ vinyl and red and white 12″ produced for five hundred copies, We could sell each of those albums for one thousand one hundred dollars.
XTC — Science Friction (1977)
XTC became well-known in the seventies as the subgenre of the British new wave. The record was initially twelve inches, but later, they changed it into a seven-inch copy. If we might have this one on our house, we could sell it for two thousand dollars if we had one of the smaller inches. However, the record had fifty copies when it was released. We might be fortunate if we ever had one in our home.
David Bowie — The Prettiest Star (1973)
David Bowie was one of the influential and famous people in the history of rock and roll. The Prettiest star was his hit record of all time. However, some of us did not know that the record was for Angela Barnett, who later became his wife. Because of the record, Marc Bolan became his rival. If we had this kind of record in our house or keepsake, We could sell for two thousand dollars for each copy that we had.
ABBA — Hova’s Vittne (1981)
Hovas Vittne was the only record that had red vinyl that ABBA had produced. However, the record only had two hundred copies that were released. The side-A had the “Hovas Vittne,” and on side-B was “Tivedshambo.” ABBA was a well-known brand in history. If we had that kind of record in our home, we could sell it for three thousand five hundred dollars to the people who wanted to collect the recordings.
The Quarrymen — That’ll Be the Day (1981)
Most people who loved music knew the Quarrymen and the Beatles’ history. In 1958, the recording that’ll Be the Day was released. Buddy Holly became popular with the people who listened to the record. A member of the Beatles revived the song, and Paul McCartney reprinted it. The record that was reprinted had only 50 copies. If we had one record, we might sell it for three thousand five hundred dollars.
Cherry Five — Cherry Five (1975)
Fans of the horror movie might know about the band. Cherry Five had created songs for the film Deep Red, Suspiria, and the Dawn of the Dead. We might be fascinated by the recording. However, if we were lucky to have one of these in our property, we might sell it for three thousand five hundred dollars each copy.
David Bowie, Diamond Dogs (1974)
David Bowie had the talent to surprise people. In 1974, David released a well-known album titled Diamond Dogs. Similar to his other work, the recording should not be released. The album had a problem because, on the backside, we could see some parts of the dogs. However, we were fortunate if we had one of these copies in our home. We could sell it for three thousand five hundred fifty dollars for each copy.
The Beatles — Abbey Road (1969)
If we had this kind of record, we could sell it for four thousand dollars. However, there was a label to tell if the cop was rare and came from the UK. The record should have a Parlophone Record and had a yellow and black label. The other things were the catalog number PPCS 7088. If the copy had a gold sticker, the value might rise. It was the well-known eleventh studio album that The Beatles had created.
Elvis Presley, That’s All Right (1954)
Elvis Presley had produced the album. That’s All right had become a hit. Elvis began performing with Arthur Crudup’s “that’s All Right, Mama.” After Sam Phillips had heard his performance, Sam became fascinated. Sam had produced a record of Blue Moon of Kentucky on the B-side, which some people thought was the first record of Rock and Roll. If we had this record, we could sell it for four thousand dollars.
The Thirteenth Floor Elevators — Reverberation (Doubt) (1966)
In the sixties, a well-known band called The Thirteenth Floor Elevators was an influential psychedelic rock genre. The band might have affected the music industry because of their work. Unfortunately, it did not take long before the band members decided to part ways. The guitarist of the band was suffering from paranoia and schizophrenia. If we had this kind of recording, we could sell it for four thousand dollars.
The Beatles, Please Please Me (1963)
The Beatles worked hard to become one of the well-known brands in history. However, some of us might know about the Fab Four needed to record seven songs only a day to produce Please Please Me. If we had one of these in our possession, we could sell it for four thousand dollars if it had a mono version of the record. If we had a stereotype version of this recording, we could sell it for a higher price.
Depeche Mode, Music for the Masses
Depeche Mode had produced a record called music for the Masses worth four thousand six hundred dollars in this current year. If the recording had a white speaker graph with sound waves, we could tell it was initially a UK version. The album needed to have an orange background to say it was the real album. In the nineties, they released an old album that was not planned.
Misfits, Legacy of Brutality (1985)
Legacy of Brutality was one of the uncommon records that were released. The recording only had sixteen copies. It was the final album that Glen Danzig, the lead vocalist of the band, had created. The album was produced when Glen had left the band. During that year, there was an issue that lasted for months. If we wanted to sell a copy of this record, we could sell it for five thousand dollars.
Elvis Presley — Speedway (1968)
Elvis Presley also tried acting in his career. Unfortunately, the critics did not like the film, but they all complimented that the Speedway music was beautiful. After the music became a hit, Speedway released three hundred copies of the recording. Some said that the album could be sold for five thousand dollars each copy.
Brute Force — King of Fuh (1969)
King of Fuh had many obscenities in the lyrics of the song. After the fans did not like the music, the Brute Force decided to soften the song. After they had altered the song, it was now released to the public. In 2010, some people were interested in music. There were only one thousand copies released, and if we ever had one, we could sell it for five thousand dollars.
Elton John — I’ve Been Loving You (1968)
Elton John experienced working with Bernie Taupin. Elton’s friend pushed him to become a better singer. After several years, the recording was released. According to Elton, he had created the song without the help of anyone. I’ve Loved you was an uncommon single that was hard to get. If we had one of these recordings, we could sell it for five thousand dollars for the people who wanted it.
Bruce Springsteen, Spirit in the Night (1973)
Spirit in the Night was one of the recordings that had a limited quantity. A promotional copy could be sold for hundreds of bucks. However, the original record could be sold for five thousand dollars. If we thought that we had one of these at our home, we should search for it. The single did not become a hit back in the days, but people loved the Spirit in the Night in this current day.
Century Symphony Orchestra, Waltzes by Johann Strauss, Jr. (1956)
We knew that Classical music could be listened to even after decades. Some of the recordings were important after the artist became famous. Andy Warhol was the person who planned the cover. There were only seven copies of the record, and one of those was in Andy Warhol Museum. Each copy could be sold for five thousand five hundred dollars.
Max Steiner, The Caine Mutiny
The Caine Mutiny was known as a record that had Half dialogue and half soundtrack. Heman Wouk, a novel writer, warned that he could not use the studio to produce the album. After he realized that they were preventing him from the novel verbatim, he became angry. The contract he made with Columbia to stop releasing the copy and break the copies they had done was the contract. In 2007, the copy was sold for six thousand seven hundred.
Sex Pistols, God Save the Queen (1977)
The record only released twenty-five thousand copies, but only ten were left after A&M decided to break them. There was gossip that John Rotten cursed and threatened the execs while Sid Vicious damaged the label’s toiled HQ. It was the reason that the title broke the albums. However, there were still some recordings that were saved. If we had one of those, we could sell it for eight thousand six hundred dollars.
U2, Pride (In The Name Of Love) (1984)
A gossip that there were only 50 recordings that were released in public. We could tell that this famous hit single was uncommon to people. Rolling stone included this song in the three hundred eighty-eight best music that was made. Unfortunately, Bono disagreed. Bono had realized that the song was about the civil rights movement and how Martin Luther King was assassinated. We could sell the recording for nine thousand dollars.
Olivia Newton-John and Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), Xanadu (1980)
Some of us might think that Xanadu was one of the worst movies in history. However, it was not the same for the album. There were gossips that Olivia Newton-John disliked the way she appeared on the cover. It was the reason why the company stopped the release of the album. Currently, there were only twenty to thirty copies that were in public. If we had one of those recordings, we could sell it for nine thousand one hundred dollars.
Hank Mobley, Blue Note 1568 (1957)
People who loved jazz might need to learn about Hank Mobley. Hank was an influential person in genre jazz during the fifties. The musician became a well-known celebrity in the states that it immediately sold out after releasing his recording. If the blue note had a label that was addressed “47 West 63rd NYC or “47 West 63rd New York 23,” that recording would be sold for eleven thousand one hundred sixty-two dollars.
Robert Johnson, Me and the Devil Blues (1938)
On side A, we could listen to You’ll find ‘Me and The Devil Blues,’ while on the side B, Little Queen of Spades. We could sell this record for a higher value. The song Me and The Devil Blues was known for the singer who agreed and sold his soul to the devil himself to perfect his guitar skill. Some people might think that was about Robert’s experience communicating to the devil.
The White Stripes, Lafayette Blues (1998)
The Lafayette Blues had only fifteen copies that were released to the public. However, we might be curious why the record was valuable to Dave Buick. Dave was known as the founder of Italian records. The cover of the recording was all hand-painted. In 1988, some copies were released, and the value of the recording was twelve thousand seven hundred dollars. We were fortunate if we went to the show to get it for six dollars.
Stonewall, Stonewall (1976)
We would not deny that Stonewall was one of the influential psychedelic rock bands. Unfortunately, the band did not sign a contract on any record label. It was the reason the band was not too famous back in the era. However, the band had one record that was sold to the public. If we had one of these recordings in our home, we could sell this for an amount of fourteen thousand dollars.
Röyksopp, Melody A.M. (2001)
Melody A.M. was one of the hit and successful albums that Röyksopp, an electronic duo, had made. Röyksopp was from Norway. The pair had a song sung in the Geico commercial and was titled Remind Me in 2001. The recording Melody A.M. had sold one million recordings after it was released. In one hundred copies. Banksy was the one who painted the records. If we had one of those recordings, it would value fourteen thousand two hundred four dollars.
The Beatles, Yesterday and Today (1966)
Some of us might know that the band’s part was wearing a butcher’s outfit on their album cover. The members had a slice of raw meat that was placed on their laps while holding the dolls. The Capitol Records had two hundred fifty thousand dollars to buy the seven hundred fifty thousand records back to them. The current value of the recording was fifteen thousand dollars.
The Rolling Stones, Street Fighting Man (1968)
The album had a debatable cover. We could see in the cover about the policeman standing in the wounded protester with black and white color. There was a riot in the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The label thought it was not a good plan to release in public and decided to break all the records. However, there were eighteen recordings left, and they had a value of seventeen thousand dollars.
The Five Sharps, Stormy Weather (1952)
Another uncommon record that we could find was the Stormy Weathers. It only had three copies that were known in the properties of the people. We could tell that this was one of the rarest recordings we could ever find. The records did not become successful in the past, and every band member needed to buy the album. In the current year, the album had a value of twenty thousand dollars.
The Velvet Underground, The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)
The Velvet Underground & Nico had an impact on punk rock. Back in the days, the recording was almost banned because of the content. However, there were thirty thousand copies that were released. We could find some copies by the flea market sold by the record collector residing in Canada. Each piece of the recording was sold for twenty-five thousand two hundred dollars while he bought it for 75 cents.
Frank Wilson, Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)
Frank had released a recording titled Do I Love You and Sweeter As the Days Go By. Frank had accepted the offer of Berry, the founder of Motown, after the recording was published. Unfortunately, Frank was better at his work when he was not in the scene. Gordy decided to destroy the copies, and only two copies were saved. After several years, one of the copies was taken in the Motown vault, while the other was sold for thirty-four thousand dollars.
Bob Dylan, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan (1963)
The story of the record was somehow humorous. The day before it was released in public, they had planned to change some of the track. However, people did not get any memo. It was the reason why some of the copies had a higher value and would be sold for thirty-five thousand dollars. The recording should have -1A, which included Rocks and Gravel, Gablin Willie’s Dead Man’s Hand, Let Me Die in My Footsteps, and Talkin John Birch Blues.
Tommy Johnson, Alcohol And Jake Blues (1930)
We would talk about one of the valuable recordings in the music industry. The recording was founded in North Carolina because of luck. After the seller had posted it on eBay, the seller was shocked at what the person had discovered. Only two copies were remaining in the current year. John Tefteller was the person who held the recording after he won the bidding. He bought it for thirty-seven thousand dollars.
Prince, The Black Album
The artist had chosen to retire after the Prince had produced the Funk Bible. He had bought all the records from the record label because he believed it was evil. After what happened, it aired and even had pirated copies of the song. In 1994, Prince had decided to release the music after what happened. In 2018, the unopened American press had forty-two thousand three hundred dollars while the unsealed was twenty-seven thousand five hundred dollars.
Aphex Twin AKA Caustic Window, Caustic Window
Aphex Twin made a way to record the eponymous album by using the Caustic title Window. Unfortunately, after making five copies, it was abandoned. However, one of those copies got into the hands of another individual. In Discogs, the starting price of the record was thirteen thousand dollars in 2017. At the end of the bidding, it was purchased for forty-six thousand three hundred dollars by Markus Persson, who created Minecraft.
The Beatles, The Beatles (AKA “The White Album”) (1968)
This recording was the first album that was released by the famous band The Beatles. The real copy had a serials number, “A0000001.” After several years, there was gossip that John Lennon had a copy of the recording, but the one who got the recording was Ringo Starr. The specific copy was sold for seven hundred ninety thousand dollars while the low serial number was worth thirteen thousand seven hundred fifty.
Steel City Connection, Dansation/Steel City Disco (1978)
The vinyl that the Steel City Connection had produced could be sold for eight hundred eighty-five dollars. It had a most considerable difference when we bought it in 1978. The song in the album became a hit. It was the reason why the vinyl became expensive as a collector’s item after several years.
Thrillers/Delta Cats, Last Dance/Unworthy Baby (1968)
In 1968, Blue Car Records had produced an album. The current value of the album was one thousand dollars each. Many UK groups adored Delta Cats and Thrillers. However, it was not only their fans in the UK but also in another country. They were one of the famous groups back in the days.
Terea, Terea (1977)
If we bought the 1977 album, we could listen to eight different songs, and since it had various pieces, many collectors would want to have the vinyl. If we had one of these recordings, we could sell each copy for one thousand seven hundred dollars. The album became a hit, and it was the second band’s album that was produced.
Nirvana, Love Buzz/Big Cheese (1988)
Only a few people did not know Nirvana even in this current era. It was the reason why their music was loved and still well-known today. The Album Love Buzz/Big Cheese had a value of three thousand dollars each, and if we were fortunate if we had one. The tricky part was where and to whom we could buy their album. One of the songs that were included in the recording was sporadic.
World’s Experience Orchestra, The Beginning Of A New Birth (1975)
The Beginning Of A New Birth was a hit album that got two songs. One of the songs had a duration of twenty-two minutes, while the other was fourteen minutes. We could listen to the music that the World’s Experience Orchestra had made. If we had this kind of vinyl in our home or our keepsake, then we could sell it for three thousand five hundred dollars.
Tudor Lodge, Tudor Lodge (1971)
The vinyl that Tudor Lodge had produced had a high value in this current era. Each side had six songs. If we were fortunate that we got one copy in our possession, we could sell it for three thousand five hundred forty dollars. We might think that the value of the vinyl was too expensive. However, the song it contained was worth listening to listen.
The Smiths, Hand In Glove/Handsome Devil (1984)
The album that The Smith had created was not released in public until 1984. The Strawberry Studios that was located in Stockport, England, was the one who recorded the album in February 1983. The music that was in the recording was Jangle and British Pop. We could buy it for three thousand five hundred if we wanted to listen to their songs.
Pink Floyd, The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (1967)
Many of the young ones did not like to listen to music when it was newly released. One of those bands was Pink Floyd. They were recognized by the people three months after the album was released. The one who recorded the album was the EMI Studios in London. The recording was released to the public in 1967.
Nicholas Greenwood, Cold Cuts (1972)
In this album, there were ten songs that we could listen to. Each piece had a positive comment from the people. The album became famous after it was produced. The recording also had a vinyl classic. Each of the copies could be sold for three thousand five hundred dollars. If we knew the artist, we could buy one of his albums.
Charlie Parker, Bird Blows The Blues (1949)
Track A had six songs in the recording, while Track B contained seven songs. There were a total of 13 songs in the album that was listened to by the people. The recording was a piece of jazz music. Many people would love to hear this kind of music. If we were one of those people, we could buy a copy for three thousand five hundred forty dollars.