Discogs Users Drop Over $67k USD On 30 Releases in August
An ultra rare pressing of Pink Floyd’s Ummagumma has sold for nearly $14k at Discogs. The 2xLP Red Color Variant Japanese Promo copy was the Most Expensive Item Sold in August 2018 at the world’s largest music database, selling for $13,953 USD.
The Ummagumma white label, red vinyl variant promo is ultra-rare amongst Pink Floyd releases, as the red variant was used only for promo while the black color variant was stock. This is contrary to typical releases at the time, where black vinyl was used for both promo and stock.
“Given that it’s Floyd, I’d assume not many promo copies were made, given the lack of actual effort needed to promote it,” states Discogs’ Discography Specialist Brent Greissle. “I’d also assume that radio stations would have played their copies to death, so good, clean copies would be hyper-rare.”
Other notable items that sold from August include, Davie Jones With The King Bees’ 1964 UK 7” Liza Jane sold for $3,947 USD and a 1979 US 7″ from Opus entitled The Atrocity/Good Procedures sells for $3,947 USD. Discogs users dropped over $67k USD across 30 releases in August’s Most Expensive Items Sold.
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