RIAA Gold LP award for Phil Collins Face Value album, which was released on Feb. 19, 1981 and certified Gold by the RIAA on June 3, 1981 for 500,000 copies sold.
It featured numerous well-known pop/rock hits including possibly his best known track as a solo artist "In The Air Tonight", which was the lead off single. "I Missed Again" and "If Leaving Me Was Easy" both received airplay as well. The album reached #1 on the UK Top Albums and Canada charts and #7 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The release was eventually certified by the RIAA at 5x Multi-Platinum by 1999.
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- RIAA Gold LP award with all proper components for the era: Gold frame, gold disc and gold presentation plate
- In Good to VG condition, the award has some wear on the frame with red primer showing through, minor fading of the matte and album cover miniature, a couple of discolorations on the disc and label and minor mars on the plexiglas.
- The backing paper appears to have been replaced but internal components appear all original
- First presentation award from 1981
- Presented to then Atlantic Records executive Sam Kaiser
- 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
- Award measures 17.5" x 21.5"
- Great collectors item
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold award that would have been manufactured in 1981, since this "floater" style award was produced from 1975-81 and the album was certified Gold in 1981. That makes this award 38 years old.
This award was presented to then Atlantic records executive Sam Kaiser who started in radio and worked at a series of labels (and MTV) starting from the 70s on.
This award appears to be completely unaltered and is in generally good condition considering its age, but the frame in particular has wear, along with the edge of the disc and the label in spots. This award appears to have had backing paper replaced but is otherwise appears to be in all original condition.
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