The title the “most expensive vinyl record” to be sold on comes with a $15,000 price tag.
The staggering figure was paid in exchange for an original promo copy 1987 LP, The Black Album. The album, however, never came to enjoy its intended 1987 ficial release—Prince abandoned the production and demanded that destroy all 500,000 copies the LP, but it seems that several editions have evaded decimation. A former Warner Bros. staffer uncovered five copies the record in a box in his closet in an accidental yet fortuitous discovery.
The copies the rare, unreleased album are valued at $15,000 a piece. Two copies are currently for sale on Record Mecca’s online storefront.