Rare Pink Floyd Record Sold For $14k

LONDON - JULY 02: (L to R) David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Rick Wright from the band Pink Floyd on stage at "Live 8 London" in Hyde Park on July 2, 2005 in London, England. The free concert is one of ten simultaneous international gigs including Philadelphia, Berlin, Rome, Paris, Barrie, Tokyo, Cornwall, Moscow and Johannesburg. The concerts precede the G8 summit (July 6-8) to raising awareness for MAKEpovertyHISTORY. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)

A deep-pocketed collector dropped some serious money on an ultra-rare copy of one of Pink Floyd’s more popular efforts, spending $14,000 to get his hands on a red vinyl pressing of Ummagumma.
The sale of the 1969 album in August set a record for the year at the site Discogs. Only Prince’s The Black Album fetched more, going for $27,500.
This particular copy stood out for two reasons: it’s a Japanese promo copy in mint condition. In the 70s, albums pressed on colored vinyl went to radio stations and would have been worn out from play.
The last time a record from the British prog-rockers topped the Discogs list was in February when a copy of Meddle sold for $4,400.
What’s your favorite album in your collection? How did you obtain it?

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