It seems easier than ever to sell expensive records. I think those of us who spend money on rotating-disc-music are inherently impervious to the gloomy practicalities of a recession. It never made economic sense to buy expensive records. It was just good, and it is still good.
With that said we weren't inundated with £800 Beatles albums as we were in 2010. The top ten most expensive records that we sold in 2011 are either first pressings of classic albums that went on to sell millions, or shockingly obscure genre records that probably failed to sell at all. Continue reading