Someone just found a box full of copies of Discogs’ most expensive record of all time
The title of the “most expensive vinyl record” to be sold on Discogs comes with a $15,000 price tag.
The staggering figure was paid in exchange for an original promo copy of Prince’s 1987 LP, The Black Album. The album, however, never came to enjoy its intended 1987 official release—Prince abandoned the production and demanded that Warner Bros. destroy all 500,000 copies of the LP, but it seems that several editions have evaded decimation. A former Warner Bros. staffer uncovered five copies of the record in a box in his closet in an accidental yet fortuitous discovery.
The copies of the rare, unreleased album are valued at $15,000 a piece. Two copies are currently for sale here on Record Mecca’s online storefront.