The 5 Priciest Albums of All Time

Got $200K for Quarrymen vinyl? Too bad, Paul's not selling
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 21, 2008 5:00 PM CDT
Singer Bob Dylan is seen in this April 27, 1965 file photo in London.   (AP Photo/File)
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(Newser) – As old vinyl gets hipper, Matthew Shepatin of Esquire charts the five most expensive albums in today's market:

  1. That’ll Be the Day/In Spite of All the Danger, The Quarrymen (1958): Features John, Paul, George, and some guys who aren't Ringo. Could sell for $200,000, if Paul would sell.
  2. Double Fantasy, John Lennon (1980): The one that Lennon signed for assassin Mark Chapman is worth $150,000.

  1. Yesterday and Today, The Beatles (1966): has the creepy original cover with butchered babies. Costs $45,000-$85,000.
  2. The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan (1963): With four songs deleted from the final release, it's worth $10,000-$40,000.
  3. The Velvet Underground & Nico, The Velvet Underground (1966): Unique song versions and order make this worth $25,000.