- 11 May 16
The late singer's album A Space Oddity has sold for nearly €6,000
David Bowie continues to live on and break records. The late singer has broken the Discogs record for the most expensive vinyl.
An original pressing of the 1969 album Space Oddity sold for nearly €6,000, breaking the previous record which was held by Judge’s Chung King Can Suck It 12”, which was valued at €5,300.
"I’m not sure where this expensive record is going,” said Discogs. "I don’t know who is looking after it now. But I hope, wherever it is, it’s being treasured in whatever way the buyer finds appropriate.
"I hope that future generations will be able to grab it off the shelf and give it a listen, and I hope the first time they start side one they get completely swept away in the story of a man who was looking back at his home planet at a time when that still seemed like a tenuous proposition.
“Above all else, I hope that David Bowie’s art continues to matter, because he certainly put a lot of himself in all of those songs. I want to see that part of him echo forward.”