Gold Discs, Record Ltd. Edition, Photo Displays
These are genuine limited edition items, with an issue of just 50 per piece. Each of the gold discs / gold records displays comes complete with a Certificate of Authenticity from the vendor, bearing its limited edition issue number.
Amongst the gold records on offer in the "F" sub-category, likely choices for collectors are 2 displays featuring "Rumours", a February 1977 release by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac. The album topped both the US Billboard 200 and UK Albums Chart, along with reaching top spot in the Album Charts of Australia, Canada, Holland, New Zealand and South Africa. "Rumours" is the 14th best-selling album of all-time in the UK and the 10th best-seller in the USA, achieving multi-platinum (10x) certification with the British Phonographic Industry and a Diamond Award from the Recording Industry Association of America. It is Fleetwood Mac's most successful release with sales of over 40 million copies worldwide.
Freddie Mercury, born Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar on 5th September 1946, grew up in India and has been referred to as "Britain's first Asian rock star." Best known as lead vocalist for rock band Queen, he also enjoyed a successful solo career, along with guest appearances with other artists. He died of AIDS-induced bronchopneumonia in November 1991. "Lover of Life, Singer of Songs" (subtitled "The Very Best of Freddie Mercury Solo") is a compilation album of Freddie Mercury solos, released in 2006. Although a limited chart success, it achieved gold certification and seems a good choice of gold discs for fans on the iconic star.
Other offerings in this sub-category include 2 gold records displays featuring American alternative rock band, Foo Fighters. Their 1995 self-titled album reached no.3 in the UK and no. 23 in the Billboard 200, achieving platinum status. Grammy winner, "One By One" gave the band their first UK no.1 album and a no. 3 in the US.