RIAA Platinum Award for Led Zeppelin BBC Sessions album. This album, released on Nov. 11, 1997 featured both BBC studio recordings from 1969 and recordings of a April 1, 1971 concert which took place at the Paris Theater in London.
The album was warmly welcomed by fans given it was the first official Zeppelin release since 1976's The Song Remains The Same. Prior to this album coming out, fans only had bootleg recordings of this concert to enjoy. Some of the numerous highlights of the album are a seven minute "Whole Lotta Love" medley and previously unreleased track "Sunshine Woman".
The album went to #12 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums and #23 on the UK Top Albums charts. By 2001 the album was certified 2x Multi-Platinum™ by the RIAA. See image above for all the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.
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- RIAA Platinum award with all proper components for the era
- Beautiful and unique shallow shadow box award with great photo and titles of many Zeppelin hits printed on the outer side of the plexiglas
- In Excellent condition with only a very minor mar or two on the frame
- First presentation award from the 1998 time frame
- Unopened back with manufacturer's sticker indicating a completely original award
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number hologram, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures 25" x 24.5"
- Beautiful and rare collectors item for any Zeppelin fan
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured sometime around 1998 making this award approximately 21 years old. This award was given to industry executive Steve Jones, who worked with Atlantic and other labels in marketing and promotion.
It is all original with serial number RIAA "bar hologram," unopened backing paper, Ill-Eagle Enterprises manufacturer's sticker and all correct components. This award is in excellent condition, with only a very minor mar or two on the frame (see image).
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com