BVMI (Bundesverband Musikindustrie "German Federal Music Industry Association") Platinum LP award for Neil Young's album Harvest. The album was released on February 14, 1972 and was certified Platinum in Germany by BVMI a year later. The measure for BVMI platinum certification has changed over the years but at the time was 500,000.
Young's classic Harvest album featured vocals by special guests David Crosby, Graham Nash, Linda Ronstadt, Stephen Stills, and James Taylor and topped the German, Canadian, UK, Dutch, U.S. Billboard and other album charts in 1972. It produced well-known tracks "Old Man", "Heart of Gold", and "Needle And The Damage Done".
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- BVMI Platinum LP award with silver brushed metal frame, "platinum" disc, and BVMI official logo on silver metal presentation plate
- In VG to Excellent condition considering age
- First presentation award estimated to be from 1973
- Presentation to Warner Bros. Records
- Award measures approx. 17.5" x 17.5"
- Beautiful and rare early Neil Young collector's item
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation BVMI Platinum award that would have been manufactured around 1973 making it approximately 48 years old. It is presented to Warner Bros. Records. In English the plate reads: "Presented to Warner Bros. Records in recognition of more than 500,000 records sold."
The award is in VG to Excellent condition including its original glass, with only a very few minor scratches on the frame and a very slight fading of the blue velvet matte. The back of the award shows some spotting and discoloration but frankly this is a good indicator that this award is indeed about 48 years old.
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*BPI sales data source: bpi.co.uk