An original vinyl copy of the David Bowie second album has become the most expensive vinyl record ever sold on the record collectors’ site Discogs.
The original vinyl UK pressing of the 1969 album David Bowie, which was later retitled Space Oddity, sold for £4,722, beating the record set in 2015 by Chung King Can Suck It, a limited-edition 12in by the New York band Judge, a copy of which sold for £4,183.
Ron Rich, Discog’s marketing director indicated that the high price unsurprisingly is related to the death of David Bowie earlier this year, stating: “As morbid as it sounds, there is usually a bump in sales in the marketplace for a given artist when they pass. Collectors look to grab that piece of history, they want to own that a piece of the story. There are a finite number of that album and even fewer that were released under the title David Bowie – find one in good condition and you can relive that moment when you first listened to it. It’s tough to put a monetary value on that.”
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