When you think of expensive music listening, your first thought likely goes to rare, out of production and unique vinyl. Whether it is a rare demo, a different color or a large box set, vinyl is king when it comes to price. CDs can also be expensive as well. This isn't you burning your buddy's Limewire music onto a CD, but box sets of rare material. Discogs put together a list of the 100 most expensive CDs every sold on their site and the prices are remarkably high. All 100 of the CDs were sold for over $1,000.
The top CD comes from Coil, which had a 6-CD Live Box sell for $3,226. A four CD Bob Dylan greatest hits box set sold for $2,657. At number three, Heather Nova's album South sold for $2,025. That must be a big fan. The two that follow are massive box sets. Elvis Presley released a 30-CD set called The Elvis Presley Masters, which sold for $2000. Then Toru Takemitsu’s Complete Takemitsu Edition has 58 CDs and sold for $1,999. Others in the top 15 include Wings Wings 1971-1973, which sold twice, some Grateful Dead and Pet Shop Boys. The top 15 is rounded out by Bob Dylan The Cutting Edge 1965 – 1966: The Bootleg Series Vol.12: Collector’s Edition.
See the full list here.