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Red Rider As Far As Siam CRIA Platinum Album Award

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CRIA Platinum Album award for Red Rider album As Far As Siam. Released on June 30, 1981, it was certified Platinum by the CRIA (Canadian Recording Industry Association) on Dec. 1, 1981, which this award celebrates.

The album contained the hit "Lunatic Fringe"which reached #20 in Canada and #11 on the U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. "What Have You Got to do (To Get Off Tonight)" rose to #16 on the Canadian charts. The album peaked at #65 on Billboard's Pop Albums chart. A Platinum album in Canada represents 100,000 copies sold (in a country of, then, about 24 million people). See image above for the highest CRIA sales certification of this album*. 

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Item Highlights:

  • CRIA Platinum album award
  • In VG condition
  • First presentation award 
  • Presented to album producer
  • Award measures approx. 16.25" x 20"
  • Great collectors item for any Red Rider fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • US$30 shipping to Canada (email us at to purchase)
  • Other international shipping available 

Detailed Item Description: This is a CRIA Platinum award that would have been most likely manufactured in 1981, making it approx. 43 years old. It is, however, dated Dec. 1991, which is probably a misprint since the album was in fact certified in Dec. 1981 per the website. It also is made in the style of CRIA awards from the early 1980s period. This award is in VG condition with only a very minor scratch or two on its metal frame. 

The award is presented to the late Michael James Jackson, who produced part of both of Red Rider's first two albums and who also worked with KISS, Armored Saint, L.A. Guns, Hurricane, and Pablo Cruise.

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Notes on the condition of all vintage 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. 

*CRIA sales data source:

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