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Neil Young Unplugged RIAA Gold Album Award

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Neil Young RIAA Gold album award for his Unplugged album. The album, which was released on June 15, 1993, was certified Gold by the RIAA on Nov. 16, 1993 for 500,000 copies sold.

The album, recorded as part of the popular MTV Unplugged series, featured musicians such as Nils Lofgren and Nicolette Larson joining Young for an eclectic set that contained tracks ranging from the classic "Needle And The Damage Done" to "Transformer Man". The album reached #23 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and also did well in Australia. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA "R hologram" Gold award with CD and cassette
  • In VG condition
  • First presentation award from 1993
  • Presentation to artist manager and co-founder of Asylum Records
  • All original components with manufacturer's sticker
  • Award measures approx. 13" x 17"
  • Great collector's item for any fan of Neil Young
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold album award that would have been manufactured in 1993, making this award approx. 28 years old. It is presented to artist manager Elliot Roberts, who managed at various times Neil Young, Tom Petty, Tracy Chapman, Bob Dylan and The Cars, and in 1971 also co-founded Asylum Records with David Geffen.

In VG condition with only very minor mars on the frame and plexiglass. The award also has its' original back with Fitzgerald Hartley manufacturer sticker.

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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards: 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. 

*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com