RIAA Gold album award for the original soundtrack album of the film Pretty In Pink. The album, which was released on Jan. 27, 1986, was certified Gold by the RIAA on Apr. 14, 1986 for 500,000 copies sold.
With the title of the film inspired by the Psychedelic Furs track of the same name, this collection of New Wave tunes was destined to be an 80s classic. With tracks by others including The Smiths, INXS, New Order, Echo & the Bunnymen, Orchestral Maneuvers In The Dark, Suzanne Vega and others. Some tracks were recorded specifically for the film and became major hits, such as OMD's "If You Leave" which rose as high as #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in May 1986.
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- RIAA "flower hologram" Gold award with LP and cassette
- In Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1986
- Presentation to music industry attorney
- All original components unaltered with original backing paper and manufacturer's label
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Awesome collector's item for any New Wave or Pretty In Pink fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold album award that would have been manufactured in 1986, making it approx. 34 years old. It is presented to music industry attorney Robert H. Glax.
This award appears to be in completely original condition, i.e. unaltered components including what appears to be an original back with Fitzgerald Hartley manufacturer sticker. The award's components and frame are in Excellent condition, with only a very minor mar or two on the frame and plexiglas.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com