Great Scott! It's a RIAA Gold LP award for the Back To The Future: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack. The soundtrack album for the classic 1985 film was released on July 20, 1985 and was certified Gold on Sept. 6, 1985 for 500,000 copies sold.
Containing "The Power of Love", the first #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 for Huey Lewis and the News, which was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, the album also contained tracks from Eric Clapton, Lindsay Buckingham, Etta James and score writer Alan Silvestri. Tracks were also included from fictional group "Marty McFly with the Starlighters", named after Michael J. Fox's lead character in the film although musicians Harry Waters, Jr. (as "Marvin Berry"), Mark Campbell (as "Marty McFly"), and Tim May actually played on those tracks. The album peaked at #12 on Billboard's Top Pop Albums chart.
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- RIAA Gold LP award with all proper components for the 1986-89 "flower hologram" era: Gold frame, gold disc, gold cassette and gold info plate
- In Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1985
- Presentation to producer/engineer
- Original back with manufacturer's sticker
- Known as a flower hologram award because the RIAA logo is a hologram label, made from 1986-1989
- Award measures approx. 17.5" x 21.5"
- Great collectors item for any Back To The Future fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold flower hologram award made in 1985 making it 36 years old. It is presented to Greg Droman, who engineered the Lindsay Buckingham track "Time Bomb Town" (and also Fleetwood Mac's Tango In The Night album, among dozens of other credits).
The award is all original with original backing paper with Fitzgerald-Hartley manufacturer's sticker. It is in Excellent condition with only a very few minor mars on the frame and plexiglass.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com