Recently Surfaced Canadian Pressing Copy Of The Black Album Sells For USD $27,500
Discogs confirms the Most Expensive Item Sold for June 2018 is the 1987 original Canadian pressing of Prince’s The Black Album selling for USD $27,500. As the only known production copy from Canada, that makes this version of The Black Album one of the rarest pieces of vinyl in the world. This Canadian pressing supplants the previous record holder, the U.S. variant of The Black Album selling in April 2016 for USD $15,000.
Originally styled as The Funk Bible in press releases, The Black Album was slated for release in December 1987. At the last minute, Prince decided the album was “evil” ordering Warner Bros. to shelve the album and destroy every copy. Some promos had already been circulated, so they were out there to be passed around. Consequently, those promo copies are how The Black Album became one of the most bootlegged records of all time. View the entire Most Expensive Items Sold For June 2018 HERE.
Discogs is the world’s foremost Database, Marketplace, and Community for music. The user-built Database boasts a catalog of more than 10 million releases and 5.3 million artists making it the most extensive physical music Database in the world. By connecting Buyers and Sellers across the globe, with more than 42 million items available the Discogs Marketplace is the leading destination for both new releases and elusive rarities. Join more than 4.9 million active Community members: Download the Discogs App for iOS (HERE) and Android (HERE). New to Discogs? Get Started. More on Discogs, including logos and brand guidelines at discogs.com/brand. Media resources at discogs.mediaroom.com.