Having been a Noel Gallagher fan from the early Oasis days, I’ve followed him both physically (to concerts) and with my wallet (buying the records) so with the latter in mind, I thought I’d pull together a ‘Top 7 Noel Gallagher Records to Own’ list. The list will comprise of the top 7 records with the biggest price increase. From original selling price to the current average sold price, using Discogs, eBay and Popsike as a reference.
The criteria/disclaimers: 1 – It has to be on vinyl. 2 – It has to have been available to the general public across the UK (exclusive pop up shops/markets aren’t eligible). 3 – Where the original product was only sold online (i.e. noelgallagher.com etc) this cost has been included as it couldn’t be avoided 4 – Some of the sold prices will include free postage, some won’t. Therefore, the average sold prices are just an estimate and may not be 100% accurate and don’t include the postage price. 5 – The % increase is based on the items original sale prices. Now the disclaimers are done, here’s the top 7 In reverse order.
Number 7 Holy Mountain – Picture Disc
The first of many noelgallagher.com exclusives, this was the first release from the most recent album, Who Built The Moon. Available as a limited-edition picture disc 12 inch which also includes the CD album Bonus Track, Dead in the Water on vinyl for the first time. Original cost – £14 + obligatory £5 shipping = £19 Originally available – www.noelgallagher.com Current est value: Popsike average of sold copies = £32 Discogs average of sold copies = £34.04 eBay average of last 3 sold copies = £37.98 Average of the above 3 = £34.67 A price increase of 182%
Number 6 Vinyl Singles Box Set
A noelgallagher.com exclusive, this was a collection of the 5 singles released from the High Flying Birds debut album. Packaged together in a gatefold box accompanied with a numbered polaroid style art card of the artwork from one of the singles. It barely made the top 7 but on a personal note, it’s a nice box set to own. nb, there were two versions of this for sale, the complete version with the singles included, or the empty version for those who had already purchased the singles separately. Original cost – £30 + obligatory £6.99 shipping = £36.99 Originally available – www.noelgallagher.com Current est value: Popsike average of sold copies = £74 Discogs average of sold copies = £90.02 eBay average of last 3 sold copies = £69.50 Average of the above 3 = £77.84 A price increase of 210%
Number 5 High Flying Birds In 3D
A random release and definitely a ‘blink and you’ll have missed it release’. As far as I can remember, this was advertised via Noel’s facebook page linking The Vinyl Factory website. A very limited release of just 500, which sold out fast! Original cost – £30.45 (Including obligatory postage) Originally available – Through The Vinyl Factory’s website. Current est value: Popsike average of sold copies = £68 Discogs average of sold copies = £92.16 eBay average of last 3 sold copies = £98.33 Average of the above 3 = £86.16 A price increase of 282%
Number 4 AKA… What A Life! / Let The Lord Shine A Light On Me – UNKLE Reworks (Sour Mash) 12″, Single, Ltd, Promo, W/Lbl
Back in the days of Oasis, a white label was as rare as a Gallagher fall out. However, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds seem to be a little reluctant to release these and to date, we only have this one. I found this relatively late but still managed to secure a copy from an online European dance record shop. Original cost – €10.99 (£9.73) from European online store (for me, other options would have been available) Originally available – Any good independent record shop. Current est value: Popsike average of sold copies = £26 Discogs average of sold copies = £38.18 eBay average of last 3 sold copies = £27.50 Average of the above 3 = £30.56 A price increase of 314%
Number 3 Dream On – Numbered
Another noelgallagher.com exclusive from March 2012. Limited to just 3000 copies, each individually numbered and included a set of 4 badges. Original cost – £4.99 + obligatory postage of £3.25 = £8.24 Originally available – www.noelgallagher.com Current est value: Popsike average of sold copies = £30 Discogs average of sold copies = £29.34 eBay average of last 3 sold copies = £28 Average of the above 3 = £29.11 A price increase of 353%
Number 2 In The Heat Of The Moment
Yet another noelgallagher.com exclusive, to coincide with the singles releases for his second album, Chasing Yesterday. Noel released each single as a limited-edition coloured vinyl 7 inch. The first and rarest (the later ones are still available on his website at the time of writing this) was a nice blue coloured edition. Original cost – £4.99 + obligatory £3 postage = £7.99 Originally available – www.noelgallagher.com Current est value: Popsike average of sold copies = £41 Discogs average of sold copies = £49.94 eBay average of last 3 sold copies = £31.11 Average of the above 3 = £40.68 A price increase of 509%
Number 1 And the winner is…Songs From The Great White North…
The first and by far the best Record Store Day exclusive from Noel Gallagher. Unlike the recent releases, which you can still get for face value or even less, this release was exclusive. Only 2000 copies were pressed and each one was individually numbered. Original cost – £4 (though this was at the discretion of the shop) Originally available – Any UK RSD participating shop Current est value: Popsike average of sold copies = £38 Discogs average of sold copies = £42.88 eBay average of last 3 sold copies = £65.11 Average of the above 3 = £48.66 A price increase of 1216%