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Gold Discs, Record Signed - Letter U
Items within these displays signed gold records are properly mounted into a backing, as opposed to being simply stuck on, as is the case with inferior products. The display is completed by a gold aluminium frame, fronted with plexiglass.
The "U" sub-category has plenty of room for expansion, but there are numerous candidates for inclusion. British reggae band UB40 formed in Birmingham, in 1978, taking their name from Unemployment Benefit, Form 40. Amongst their gold discs, the 1983 album, "Labour of Love," which comprised cover versions of songs by the band's idols, would surely be popular with collectors of signed gold records. Featuring several hit singles including UK and US chart-topping single,"Red, Red Wine," the album topped the UK Albums Charts and reached no.8 in the US Billboard 200, achieving dual-platinum status in the UK. Another of UB40's gold discs likely to prove popular with fans is their 1993 release, "Promises and Lies." The band's greatest selling album, reaching nearly 10 million in sales, it featured a cover of Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love," which featured in the soundtrack of the film "Sliver" in the same year. "Promises and Lies" topped the UK Album Charts from July to September 1993, as well as reaching no.1 in the Australian ARIA Albums Charts. It was also successful in the USA, reaching no.4 in the Billboard 200. It was awarded dual-platinum certification in the UK.
Californian band, Ugly Kid Joe, were active from 1989 to 1997. Their unique sound, which included elements of rock, hard rock and heavy metal, was particularly popular in the early 1990s. Their most successful release was the 1992 album, "America's Least Wanted," which reached no. 27 in the Billboard 200 and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Given that the band no longer exists, any of their signed records would prove extremely collectible.