RIAA Gold LP "white matte" award for Edgar Winter Group album Shock Treatment. This album was the group's fourth studio album and was released in May 1974. It was certified Gold by the RIAA on July 18, 1974 for one million dollars worth sold.
The album, with the Edgar Winter line up after Ronnie Montrose was replaced by Rick Derringer, featured two charting tracks which were "Easy Street" and "River's Risin' ". The album went to #13 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart and also did well in Canada, hitting #9 on the chart there. See image above for the RIAA sales certification of this album.*
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- RIAA Gold LP award with white matte, gold disc, album miniature, and gold info plate
- In Good condition
- A first presentation award from 1974
- Presented to record executive
- Has original back with original manufacturer's sticker
- "White matte" awards (obviously so-named due to the white matte used) were made from from 1964-1974
- RIAA white matte awards numbered only 5-25 plaques worldwide for any given single/album
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Beautiful and very rare collector's item for any fan of the Edgar Winter Group
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold LP white matte award would have been made in 1974 making it 47 years old. It is presented to Eli Schoenfield who was a music industry lawyer.
The award has the correct style presentation plate reading "to commemorate more than one million dollars worth of the Asylum Records long-playing record album..." etc. It is 47 years old and in Good condition, considering its age. There are some typical mars and scratches on the wood frame and an area of minor discoloration at the bottom of the matte. The presentation plate and gold disc are in VG condition and the glass is clear. The album miniature is somewhat faded and the original backing paper is, while intact, torn in many spots. The award does still have its' original New York Frame & Picture Co. sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com