The former Beatle's last effort released before his untimely death in 2001 included hit singles "Got My Mind Set On You", "When We Was Fab", "Devil's Radio", "This Is Love" and the title track. The album peaked at #8 in the U.S. and #10 in the U.K. Notable musicians appearing on the release included co-producer Jeff Lynne of ELO, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr and Gary Wright. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album*.
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- RIAA Platinum Album award
- Award made in 1988
- Presented to Dark Horse/Warner Bros. Records
- In VG condition
- Award measures 17.5" x 21.5"
- Known as a RIAA "flower hologram" award, they were made from 1986-1989
- Great collectors item for any George Harrison fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Platinum sales award for George Harrison's Cloud 9 album was made in 1988, making it approx. 24 years old. It is presented to Dark Horse/Warner Bros. Records.
This award is in VG condition with only minor mars on the frame and plexiglass. The backing paper appears original but there is no manufacturer sticker present. There is adhesive residue near the top under the hanger indicating possibly it as one the last awards made by the New York Frame & Picture Co., when the company used oval-shaped stickers. This award was acquired in the UK and it has UK-style hanger holes that were cut into the backing paper (see detail image). These hangers have been removed and a standard RIAA hanger was re-installed in the standard top location. The UK style hangers will be included with the item in case the buyer wants to re-install them.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com