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Gold Discs, Record Signed - Letter Y
The items in the range feature the original CDs and covers of genuine gold discs, with certified worldwide sales exceeding 500,000 copies. The "Y" sub-category of signed gold records has plenty of room for expansion, but fortunately, there are many potential future inclusions.
English rock band, Yes, widely considered to be the quintessential band of the progressive rock genre, have enjoyed a successful, lengthy career since their formation in 1968. Despite numerous changes of line-up and splits within the band, they have sold over 30 million records in 40 years+ of activity. Fans of the genre may be interested in their 1972-released album, "Close to the Edge," which reached no.3 in the US Billboard Pop Albums Charts and was awarded gold certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) by the end of the year. Another of their signed gold records well worthy of inclusion is 1983 release, "90125," which reached no. 16 in the UK Albums Charts, no. 5 in the US Billboard 200 and was a top 10 hit in Austria, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. The album was awarded gold certification by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and 3x platinum status by the RIAA.
American country music star, Trisha Yearwood, has enjoyed a successful career since the early 1990s and her gold discs are likely to prove well-liked by collectors. Likely to be of particular interest is her eponymously named debut album, released in 1991. "Trisha Yearwood" reached no.2 in the US Top Country Albums Charts and as high as no. 31 in the US Billboard 200. The album was awarded 2x platinum status by the RIAA, for sales exceeding 2 million copies.
Alternative rock aficionados may be interested in offerings by Los Angeles-based band, Yellowcard, whose albums "Ocean Avenue" (2003) and "Lights and Sounds" (2006) were both commercially successful, achieving platinum awards from the RIAA.