Epic Records label award for Cheap Trick album Lap Of Luxury "platinum" album. Released on April 12, 1988, the album was indeed certified Platinum by the RIAA in September that year for one million copies sold. (Note: This is not a RIAA award).
Notable as the album on which original bassist Tom Petersson rejoined Cheap Trick, it produced the hits "The Flame" (the group's sole #1 Billboard Hot 100 hit), "Ghost Town" and a cover of Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel". The album became the band's second best seller, rising to #16 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The album charted in Australia, Canada, Japan, and New Zealand.
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- Epic Records label "platinum" album award with classic Cheap Trick artwork
- In Excellent condition
- Estimated to have been made in 1988
- Presented to a music industry executive
- Original backing paper with manufacturer label
- Award measures 17" x 21"
- Great collectors item for any Cheap Trick fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This is a Epic Records label award that would have been manufactured in 1988, making it approximately 35 years old. The award is presented to Harvey Leeds, who worked at Live Nation, among other music industry companies, and in artist management.
The award is in Excellent condition with only very minor mars on the frame and plexiglass. The award has its' original backing paper and Creative Glassics sticker, who made these awards (along with RIAA awards during this time period).
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Notes on the condition of all vintage record 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.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com