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Boston Walk On RIAA Gold Album Award

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RIAA Gold album award for Boston's Walk On album, which was released on June 7, 1994 and by August 11, 1994 was certified Gold by the RIAA. Boston awards are quite rare.

Boston's fourth studio album, Walk On peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and yielded the hit "I Need Your Love," which went to #4 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and #51 on the Hot 100 tally. A month after it went Gold the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*. 
 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold Album "R hologram" award with "Gold" CD and full color album artwork
  • In VG condition 
  • First presentation award from 1994
  • Presented to record executive
  • All original with manufacturer's stickers
  • Known as a "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-1997
  • Award measures approx. 17.5" x 21"
  • Great collectors item for any Boston fan
  • 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 1994 when this "R hologram" style of RIAA award was made (1990-97). That makes this award approx. 28 years old. It is presented to Bruce Tenenbaum, who was a promotions exec at MCA Records at the time.

The award is in VG condition with only very minor mars on the frame and plexiglass, and small area of discoloration on the backing paper. The original Dejay Products manufacturer stickers are also present.

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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards like this one: 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: 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: RIAA.com

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