Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion I & II Geffen UK Label award. Both released on Sept. 17, 1991, the pair of albums sold extremely well worldwide including in the U.K., which this label award celebrates.
From this pair of albums emerged such GNR classics as "November Rain", "Don't Cry", "Estranged", along with great covers of Bob Dylan's "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" and the Paul McCartney & Wings hit "Live And Let Die". The release went to #2 on both the U.K. Top Albums and Billboard Top 200 Albums charts. It went Platinum in the U.K. as this award denotes (although this is not a BPI award) and Platinum or Multi-Platinum in many other countries worldwide, including over 7 million RIAA-certified sales in the U.S.
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- "2x Platinum" U.K. Geffen Records label award
- In VG to Excellent condition
- Dated 1994
- Presentation to British music and television executive
- All original components with U.K. manufacturer label
- Award measures approx. 20" x 17"
- Great collector's item for any Guns N' Roses fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a U.K. Geffen Records "double platinum" award that was manufactured in 1994 making it 27 years old. It is presented to Johnathan Ruffle, a British writer, director and producer who made TV and radio programs for the BBC, ITV, and Channel 4.
This award appears to be in completely original condition, i.e. unaltered components including back with manufacturer's sticker from Century Displays, who also make BPI awards. This award is in VG to Excellent condition, with only a very, very minor mar or two on the plexiglass.
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