CRIA Gold Album award for April Wine's Power Play album. This was the Canadian rock group's tenth studio album released in July 1982. It was certified Gold by the CRIA (Canadian Recording Industry Association) on Oct. 1, 1982, which this award celebrates.
The album contained the hit "Enough Is Enough" which charted in both Canada and the U.S. The album itself rose to #37 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart as well. A Gold album in Canada represents 50,000 copies sold (in a country of 36 million people). The album was actually certified Platinum (100,000 copies sold) the same day. See image above for CRIA sales certifications of this album*.
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- CRIA Gold album award
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1982
- Presented to songwriter of one of the album's tracks
- Award measures approx. 16.25" x 20"
- Great collectors item for any April Wine fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a CRIA Gold award that would have been manufactured in 1982 making it approx. 39 years old. This award is in VG to Excellent condition with original manufacturer's sticker. It has only a very minor scratch or two on its metal frame. A small portion of the backing card is cut away, but this has no effect on the award's appearance when hung.
The award is presented to Tom Lavin, who wrote one of the tracks on the album, April Wine's cover of "Doin' It Right". The original was a major hit in 1980 for Chicago-born Lavin's own group, the Juno Award-winning Powder Blues Band. The award comes with Lavin's signed letter of provenance. Provenance letter can be seen in images.
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*CRIA sales data source: musiccanada.com