23 May, 16:36

TOP-5 most expensive vinyl records that were sold for shocking amounts

TOP-5 most expensive vinyl records that were sold for shocking amounts
Vinyl records signed by musicians, limited edition records, or records with special creation stories are what attract collectors. However, among them there are the best of the best - vinyl records, which are considered the most expensive in the world. Let's consider these five.
Fifth place goes to John Lennon and Yoko Ono's fifth studio album, Double Fantasy, which was released in 1980, just three weeks before Lennon's tragic death. In 1999, it sold for a staggering $150,000, making it the fifth most expensive vinyl record ever. In 1989, the album was included in the list of the 100 best albums of the 1980s by Rolling Stone magazine.
In fourth place is the album with the eighth album of the British rock band The Beatles, released on May 26, 1967 in Great Britain, and the next day in the USA "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." In 2013, an American buyer purchased such a signed record for $290,500. The collector's item was expected to sell for $30,000, but its final price exceeded the estimated mark by almost 10 times.
The top three is opened by Elvis Presley's album. This is the first recording by an American artist to include two covers: "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin". This rare vinyl record was purchased by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Jack White at an online auction in December 2015 for $300,000.
It is known that the first copy of the ninth studio album of the British band The Beatles, released in 1968 on two records, was owned by the Beatles drummer Ringo Starr.

It got its unofficial name "The White Album" because of the design of the envelope. After all, in the original vinyl edition, there were no images on the white envelope, except for the embossed, embossed inscription THE BEATLES. A vinyl with the serial number “0000001”, a Starr copy, sold for a staggering $790,000.

By the way, today this is the highest price ever paid for a commercially released album.
Once Upon a Time in Shaolin is a double album by the New York hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan. It is the most expensive record ever sold - it was auctioned by Paddle8 in 2015, after which it was purchased by the former chairman of the pharmaceutical company "Turing Pharmaceuticals" Martin Shkreli for $2,000,000.

What made this record so unique? A double LP copy of the album was made in 2014 in a single copy and stored in a safe at the Royal Mansour Hotel in Marrakesh, Morocco, in a unique design. The record came with a contract stating that it could not be used commercially until 2103.

I wonder what records you would add to this list.