CRIA Gold Album award for Trooper's The Last Of The Gypsies album. This was the Juno Award-winning group's eighth studio album, released in 1989. It was certified Gold by the CRIA (Canadian Recording Industry Association) on April 30, 1991, which this award celebrates.
The album contained the hits "Boy with a Beat" and "The Best Way (to Hold a Man)" and those tracks were released as singles. A Gold album in Canada represents 50,000 copies sold (in a country of 36 million people). See image above for CRIA sales certification of this album*.
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- CRIA Gold album CD award
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1991
- Presented to album producer
- Award measures approx. 15" x 15"
- Great collectors item for any Trooper fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a CRIA Gold award that would have been manufactured in 1991 making it approx. 30 years old. This award is in VG to Excellent condition with only minor scratch or two on the frame.
The award is presented to Tom Lavin, who was involved in the production of the album and who is also the Chicago-born founder and leader of Canada's Juno Award-winning Powder Blues Band. The award comes with Lavin's signed letter of provenance. Provenance letter can be seen in images.
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*CRIA sales data source: musiccanada.com