How do you spend £29,105.58 on just 10 records?

So, how do you spend almost £30k on just 10 records? Simple, buy the 10 most expensive records sold on Discogs in August. And, if you did, as well as having one of the smallest and most expensive record collections in the world, you’d also have one of the most varied.

Discogs’ ten highest hitters this month is a mixed back to say the least. From Metallica to Johnny Hallyday, Nirvana to the 1960s modal jazz of the Basso Valdambrini Quintet. Here’s their list in full…

1. Metallica – Ride The Lightning

Metallica - Ride The Lightning

Sold for $5,000.00
Label: Megaforce Records
Format: LP, Album, TP
Country: US | Released: 1984
Genres: Rock | Styles: Heavy Metal

2. Mellow Candle – Swaddling Songs

Mellow Candle - Swaddling Songs

Sold for $4,647.00
Label: Deram
Format: LP, Album, Gat
Country: UK | Released: 1972
Genres: Rock, Folk, World, & Country |Styles: Prog Rock, Folk Rock

3. ABBA – Hovas Vittne

ABBA - Hovas Vittne

Sold for $4,095.00
Label: Polar
Format: 12″, Maxi, Red
Country: Sweden | Released: 1981
Genres: Pop | Styles: Vocal

4. Phafner – Overdrive

Phafner - Overdrive

Sold for $3500.00 Label: Dragon Records (5)
Format: LP, Album
Country: US | Released: 1971
Genres: Rock | Styles: Psychedelic Rock, Blues Rock

5. The Dogs – Don’t Try To Help Me

The Dogs (2) - Don't Try To Help Me

Sold for $3,499.00
Label: Treasure
Format: 7″
Country: US | Released: 1967
Genres: Rock, Funk / Soul | Styles: Garage Rock, Soul, Vocal, Instrumental

6. Nirvana – Love Buzz b/w Big Cheese

Nirvana - Love Buzz b/w Big Cheese

Sold for $3,499.00
Label: Sub Pop
Format: 7″, Single, Ltd, Num
Country: US | Released: 1988
Genres: Rock | Styles: Grunge

7. Pearl Jam – Oct. 22, 2003 at Benaroya Hall

Pearl Jam - Oct. 22, 2003 - Benaroya Hall

Sold for $3,499.00
Label: Ten Club
Format: 4xLP, Album, Red + Box, Ltd
Country: US | Released: 2004
Genres: Rock | Styles: Alternative Rock, Acoustic, Grunge

8. Basso Valdambrini Quintet – Basso Valdambrini…

Basso Valdambrini Quintet* Plus Dino Piana - Basso Valdambrini Plus Dino Piana

Sold for $3,488.00
Label: Jolly
Format: LP, Album
Country: Italy | Released: 1960
Genres: Jazz | Styles: Contemporary Jazz, Modal

9. The Beatles – Please Please Me

The Beatles - Please Please Me

Sold for $3,369.00
Label: Parlophone
Format: LP, Album, Gol
Country: UK | Released: 1963
Genres: Rock | Styles: Beat

10. Johnny Hallyday – Johnny Chante Hallyday

Johnny Hallyday - Johnny Chante Hallyday

Sold for $3,333.00
Label: Philips
Format: LP, Album, Mono, Promo, Gat
Country: France | Released: 1965
Genres: Rock | Styles: N/A