RIAA Gold LP award for Supertramp album Even In The Quietest Moments... presented to the album's mixing engineer Geoff Emerick (1945-2018), who also famously engineered the Beatles Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Abbey Road. Supertramp's album was released on April 10, 1977 and certified Gold on July 13, 1977 by the RIAA for 500,000 copies sold. Supertramp awards are very hard to find.
Fueled in no small part by effervescent single "Give A Little Bit" along with "Fools Overture" and the title track, Even in the Quietest Moments… reached #16 on the Billboard Pop Albums Chart and became Supertramp's first Gold record in the U.S. It also did well in many other markets worldwide, including going to #1 in Canada and the Netherlands and #12 in the U.K.
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- RIAA Gold LP award with gold painted frame, "gold" disc, album miniature and presentation plate
- In VG condition (see details)
- First presentation award from 1977
- Presented to album mix engineer Geoff Emerick, also famously the engineer for several legendary Beatles albums
- Has been rebacked
- 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 approx. 17" x 21"
- Beautiful and rare collectors item for any Supertramp fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold LP award must have been made sometime in 1977 given the album's Gold certification date and the fact that RIAA "floater" awards were made from 1975-81.
The award is presented to Geoff Emerick, who was the mix engineer of the record. Emerick famously was also the Beatles engineer on Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Abbey Road. He won four Grammy Awards during his career and also worked with Badfinger, Jeff Beck, Cheap Trick, Elvis Costello, Paul McCartney and Wings, Nazareth, Split Enz, Ultravox and others. This award was acquired from a sale of items from Emerick's personal estate after he passed away in 2018. Evidence that it came from this sale will be included with the item.
This award is approximately 43 years old and is in Very Good condition considering its' age. It has some frame wear (including a couple of small areas of finish loss on the bottom side), some fading of the matte and a small section of finish loss on the Disc Award Ltd. "gold" disc. This award went through some minor restoration and the backing paper was destroyed when we received this award so it has been rebacked.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com