Gold Discs, Record Ltd. Edition, Photo Displays
All albums featured in this range are Recording Industry Association of America certified gold records, i.e. albums that have sold 500,000 copies (records, tapes or CDs). Each display comes with a metal plaque bearing the legend, "Gold Disc & Photo Display, in recognition of sales of over 500,000 albums worldwide".
Elvis Presley records are eminently collectible and the massively successful "King of Rock and Roll" is represented by 3 gold discs, including "Jailhouse Rock" and "G.I. Blues". A full LP soundtrack was not released for the film "Jailhouse Rock". Instead, a 7", 5-track extended play record was released in November 1957. It peaked at no.1 on the newly-inaugurated Billboard EP chart and achieved multi-platinum status. The title song, "Jailhouse Rock" had already been released as a chart-topping single. "G.I. Blues", released in late 1960, was the soundtrack to the film of the same name. The album reached no.1 in the Billboard Top Pop Album chart and achieved Recording Industry Association of America platinum status, with sales in excess of 1 million. "Wooden Heart" was released as a single in UK, where it topped the singles chart.
During a lengthy, very successful career, spanning several decades, English singer-songwriter Elton John has recorded approximately 30 albums. He is represented in this range of gold discs / gold records / photographic displays by "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road". His 7th studio album, released in 1973, it is widely considered his best work and reached no.1 in both the UK Album and US Billboard Pop Albums Charts. The album has sold in excess of 30 million copies worldwide, achieving platinum status in the UK and multi-platinum certification in the USA.
Other gold records likely to prove popular are "Greatest Hits" albums by the Eurhythmics and E.L.O.