This year felt different. Maybe it was all the wide-spread media coverage from mainstream outlets that contributed to longer lines and the Walmart overnight camp outs in parking lots but the number of collectors and Record Store Day freshman was an encouraging surprise. Leading up to the event, the amount of positive, negative and indifference toward what is supposed to be a day for celebrating music and vinyl clogged the internet. Now that it’s all over, here’s a recap including the 5 Most Expensive Albums from RSD 2015 and some historical data from 2014.
Update: It’s unclear wether or not the Red House Painters boxset was to be a Record Store Day 2015 release or not as sources are inconsistent. We’re gonna leave it in our results because – for now.
Biggest Winners 2015A selection of the Top 5 Most Expensive Records based on auction data listings for Record Stored Day 2015. Prices for day before costs are based on suggested retail prices when available or are approximate estimates otherwise. Data is not always available for every release listed.
|Paul McCartney - Sweet Thrash Promo||$463.00||$878.89|
|Red House Painters - Boxset||$422.00||$260.00|
|Brand New - Deja Entendu||$40.00||$384.00||$237.50|
|Phish - New Year's Eve 1995 Live Boxset||$120.00||$290.00||$225.00|
|Ork - Complete Singles||$285.00||$159.00|
Biggest Winners 2014A selection of the Top 5 Most Expensive Records based on auction data listings for Record Stored Day 2014. Prices for day before costs are based on suggested retail prices when available or are approximate estimates otherwise. Data is not always available for every release listed.
|Cake - Box Set||$124.99||$385.00||$295.00||$244.00|
|The Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Betty's S.F. Blends, Vol One||$299.99|
|R.E.M. - MTV Unplugged||$89.98||$275.00|
|Dave Matthews Band - Live Trax Vol. 4||$74.99||$255.00||$91.00|
|Camera Obscura - 4AD Sessions EP||$11.99||$249.00|
Wax Times RSD 2015 Giveaway
The first official Wax Times twitter giveaway co-presented by local favorite Zia Records ended with our winner Jake Morris (@healthgrips) taking home the prize pack including: Johnny Cash Out Among the Stars test pressing, $20 Gift Card, Zia Phoenix/Tucson/Vegas comp and a Zia Record Store Day t-shirt. Kudos to the awesome twitter name and stay tuned for some further pics of Jake and his awesome score.