The great unknown
February 06, 2021

Discogs record - vinyl by near-unknown producer sells for $41,000

An unknown track 'Choose Your Weapon' by the unknown British electronic producer Scaramanga Silk has sold for over $41,000 (£29,800) on Discogs, making it the site’s most expensive record ever, and one of the most expensive records ever sold anywhere, Guardian reports. The vinyl was self-released in 2008, and there were only 20 copies made of the edition. It is the only time 'Choose Your Weapon' has been sold on the site, and artist, who earns nothing from the sale, is baffled by the price - “It is very difficult to understand why the release went for that kind of money, as I do not believe that any record is worthy of such a valuation”. Previous Discogs record was $27,500 paid for Prince's 1987 record 'The Black Album' that he had deleted before it went on sale.