BPI (British Phonographic Industry) Gold LP award for Neil Young's album Harvest Moon. The album was released on Nov. 2, 1992 and was certified Gold in the U.K. by BPI on April 1, 1993 for 100,000 units sold.
A special feature of this album was that many of the musicians appearing on it also played on Young's classic 1972 album Harvest. The album went to #16 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and #9 in the UK and it also won Album Of The Year at Canada's Juno Awards in 1994.
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- BPI Gold LP award with all proper components for the era: Gold metal frame, CD, CD cover, British flag and gold presentation plate with official BPI logo
- In VG to Excellent condition with only a few minor scratches and mars on frame
- First presentation award from sometime in the 1992 time frame
- Presentation to Neil Young's manager
- Appears to be a completely original award
- Award measures 16" x 20"
- Beautiful and rare collector's item for any Neil Young fan
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Detailed Item Description: This BPI Gold award is presented to the late Elliot Roberts, who was Neil Young's manager. Roberts also managed other major artists including Tom Petty, Joni Mitchell, and CSN&Y. This is a first presentation BPI Gold award that would have been manufactured in 1992 making it approximately 28 years old.
It appears to be in all original and Excellent condition, with only a very few minor blemishes on the frame. It also features the correct "Framous" manufacturer's sticker on its rear.
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*BPI sales data source: bpi.co.uk