Prince vinyl is the most expensive Discogs sale ever

The rare promo sold for over £10,000

Last month, a rare first-pressing copy of David Bowie’s self-titled album was reported as the most expensive record ever sold on Discogs, selling for $6,826 (around £4785.64).

A rare Prince vinyl has now broken that record by over double, with a 1987 copy of Prince’s ‘The Black Album’ has selling for $15,000 (around £10,516).

‘The Black Album’ was originally released in 1994 but was initially scheduled to be released in 1987 as the follow-up to ‘Sign “O” the Times’. According to Pitchfork, Prince backed out of the release, destroying what promos he knew of. Still, some managed to hold onto the record, making this double 12” DJ version of ‘The Black Album’ extremely rare.


This week (June 7) a series of rare Prince albums were released on Tidal to mark what would have been the singer’s 58th birthday.

The 15 albums include ‘Indigo Nights’, which document Prince’s official aftershow concerts at the intimate Indigo2 club next to the London O2 arena from his residency there in 2007.

‘The Gold Experience’ from 1995 features Prince’s only No 1 single ‘The Most Beautiful Girl In The World’. The other albums date from the period after Prince left Warner in 1996, including 2002 live albums ‘One Nite Alone’ and ‘The Aftershow: It Ain’t Over’.