RIAA Gold LP award for Simple Minds album Once Upon A Time. Released Oct. 24, 1985, the album was certified Gold on Jan. 31, 1986 for 500,000 copies sold.
The Scottish group's seventh studio album (and follow up to massive hit "Don't You Forget About Me" from The Breakfast Club soundtrack) produced numerous hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and other world charts including "Alive and Kicking" (#3), "All the Things She Said" (#28), and "Sanctify Yourself" (#14). "on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, The album went to #1 on the UK Albums chart and #10 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.
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- RIAA Gold LP award with all proper components for the 1986-89 "flower hologram" era: Gold frame, gold disc, gold cassette and gold info plate
- In VG condition
- First presentation award from 1986
- Presentation to recording studio
- Original backing paper with manufacturer sticker
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Great collectors item for any Simple Minds fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Gold flower hologram award made in 1986 making it 35 years old. It is presented to Right Track Recording in NYC, one of the studios at which the album was recorded.
The award is in VG condition with only a very few minor mars on the frame and plexiglass. It has its' original backing paper with Fitzgerald Hartley manufacturer sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com