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The Cure Standing On A Beach RIAA Gold LP Award

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RIAA Gold album award for The Cure album Standing On A Beach: The Singles. The album was released on May 15, 1986 and was certified Gold by the RIAA on Feb. 5, 1987 for 500,000 copies sold. Awards from The Cure are hard to find.

An album celebrating The Cure's 10th anniversary, it contained the hits "Boys Don't Cry", and "The Love Cats", both of which were non-album singles released in the early 80s.  The album reached #48 on Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and #4 on the U.K. Album chart, while also charting in many other countries. By 1997 it was certified 2x Multi-Platinum for two million in sales by the RIAA. See image above for the sales certifications of this album over the years*.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold Album award
  • In VG condition (see details below)
  • First presentation award from 1987
  • Presented to record label executive's son
  • All original components, reframed
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • Known as a RIAA "flower hologram" award, they were produced 1986-89
  • Great collector's item for any fan of The Cure
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold award that would have been manufactured in 1987 making it approx. 37 years old. It is presented to Mitchell Krasnow, son of former Elektra Records Chairman Bob Krasnow.

This award is in VG condition with only some very minor mars on the plexiglass and frame. The award inner components are all original but have been reframed into a genuine, same-era RIAA award frame.

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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards: Please do not buy this item if you want a brand new piece of memorabilia. These are historical artifacts from the year they were produced. As a result they may show signs of wear. Frankly, if you see a 20 to 50-year-old award purported to be in 100% perfect condition, it might be too good to be true. After all, an antique should have "good' wear. If not, you might want to question the piece.

As to where they came from, they could have been displayed in record label offices, recording studios, artist manager's offices, radio stations, private collector's homes and yes, of course, possibly the artist's or songwriter's home. Typically, we don't know all the places they may have been over the years other than what we've stated in the description.

Finally, a word on photos: Our photos are zoomable so you can get a very good look. Do let us know if you want photos of any other details on our pieces and we'll be happy to provide. 

*RIAA sales data source:

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