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Heart Dreamboat Annie RIAA Gold Album Award

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RIAA Gold Album award for Heart album Dreamboat Annie. Released in Sept. 1975, it was quickly certified Gold by the RIAA on Sept. 8, 1976 for 500,000 copies sold.

This was the group's debut studio album and it featured the classic title track and other singles "Crazy on You", and "Magic Man". The radio airplay helped the album to #7 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The album also did well in Canada (where it was first released on Mushroom Canada, going double platinum) and other countries including Australia, Japan, and the Netherlands. See the image above for all the RIAA certifications of this release.*

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Gold Album award 
  • In VG condition 
  • Award from 1976
  • Presentation to record label promotion executive
  • Letter of provenance included
  • All original with manufacturer sticker 
  • Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
  • Known as a "floater" award because the components appear to "float" above the matte, they were made from 1975-1981. RIAA "floater" awards numbered only 25-50 plaques worldwide for any given single/album
  • Great collectors item for any Heart fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a RIAA Gold award that would have been manufactured in 1976 making it about 48 years old.  It is presented to Dana Morris, who was at the time promotion executive who worked with numerous record labels. A notarized letter of provenance from the recipient is included with this award (see image).

The facts that the phrase "It's In The Wax To The Max" and matching matrix number (MRS-5005-A) are engraved in the dead wax area of the gold record disc (just as on the actual vinyl album) and there are also the exact number and length of tracks on the record proving that the gold disc is the actual Heart metal mother disc. This is a rarity among RIAA awards since most often metal masters from titles other than the one the award recognizes were used.

This award is in VG condition with some frame wear and mars on the plexiglass. Its original backing paper is still in place but has been cut on three sides since loose components inside the award were reattached (cuts taped to help prevent dust intrusion). It has its' original Creative Glassics manufacturer sticker.

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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: Our photos are zoomable so you can get a very good look. Do let us know if you want photos of any other details on our pieces and we'll be happy to provide. 

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