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Gold Discs, Records Limited Edition - Letter O
This varied range of gold discs and gold record displays has something for everyone. Collectors of various musical genres can build a diverse compilation and fans can focus on their favourite bands.
Collectors of Oasis memorabilia are spoilt for choice, with the 'O' sub-category containing numerous gold record displays, headed by the 14x platinum, certified, 1995 release, '(What's the Story) Morning Glory?'
Also represented in several gold records displays is 'Godfather of Heavy Metal,' Ozzy Osbourne; who has enjoyed a long and illustrious career, with numerous gold discs (and other certifications). His 1981 album, 'Diary of a Madman,' Ozzy's second album after leaving Black Sabbath, reached no.14 in the UK and no.16 in the United States - achieving 3x platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). 1988 album, 'No Rest for the Wicked,' enjoyed a similar level of success. The more recent 'Down to Earth' album, released in 2001, peaked at no. 4 in the US Billboard 200. This album achieved platinum certification from the RIAA, unfortunately his 2002 'Live at Budokan' album was less successful, reaching only no. 70. Despite this disappointing result, it was awarded gold certification by the RIAA.
Osbourne fans may also be attracted to another of the gold records included in this sub-category, namely 'Damnation' by Swedish band, Opeth. The critically acclaimed 2003 album, a softer progressive rock departure from their typical 'death metal' sound, peaked at no. 192 in the US Billboard 200 - the band's first US chart entry.
Birmingham based 'Britpop' band, Ocean Colour Scene, have been successful since their 1989 formation. 2001 compilation album, 'Songs for the Front Row,' which reached no. 16 in the UK Albums Charts and the 2004 'One for the Road,' (no. 75) were not great commercial successes. They may still appeal to enthusiasts, given the band's overall UK chart performance, with five Top 10 albums.