The World’s Most Valuable Vinyl Records
As it is Record Store Day Black Friday (I’ll spare my own personal views on the uber-consumerism that is this unofficial holiday), we came across 11 of the world’s most valuable records.
Per Pitchfork, the first quarter of 2015 saw a 53% increase in vinyl sales from the same period in 2014. Furthermore, since 2006, vinyl sales have increased 600% from 1 million to 6 million. So, with the vinyl industry enjoying a massive (and continuous) spike in sales this year, it is inevitable that more and more music lovers are turning back to the vintage model to experience music and, not to mention, appreciate a little value.
With that, we took a look at a few of the most expensive records in existence. As might be expected, many of these come from the world of classic rock, with The Beatles (and various incarnations) featuring prominently, but electronic music is represented with the test press of Aphex Twin‘s ‘Caustic Window‘.