Only 50 Copies Of The 1994 Warner Brothers Limited Edition Release Variant Were Pressed
Discogs confirms the Most Expensive Item Sold for January 2018 is the 1994 Warner Brothers limited-edition numbered grey variant release of Prince’s Black Album selling for $5,332 USD. This particular variant of the coveted Prince release came in a white sleeve without title, credits, or performer, with the catalog number (1-45793) and record company information appearing only on the spine and was numbered #001 to #050. Other notable sales – Minor Threat’s 1981 Dischord Records 7″ misprint release In My Eyes at $2,500 USD and Nirvana’s 1988 Sub Pop Singles Club release of “Love Buzz b/w Big Cheese” at $2,483 USD.
There are more than the 50 numbered copies of Prince’s Black Album, according to Discogs Database contributors. The following three variations are known: Repeating numbers or unlabelled copies (probable dropouts from quality control) and some unnumbered copies displayed in the Minneapolis NPG Store. Currently #0002 is for sale in the Discogs Marketplace for over $6,800.
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