Gold Discs, Record Ltd. Edition, Photo Displays
These collections of gold records, gold discs and photographs are impressive display items, which are particularly eye-catching when put on show, either singly or in groups. The "I" sub-category will undoubtedly contain some notable bands / artists in the near future.
UK heavy metal pioneers Iron Maiden, whose original sound achieved mammoth success in the 80s, could have a category devoted solely to their gold records. These include their 1982 UK album chart-topping "The Number of the Beast," "Piece of Mind" which reached no. 3 in 1983, "Powerslave," no. 2 in 1984, "Somewhere In Time," no. 3 in 1986 and "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son," another to reach no. 1 in 1988. The 2006 release, "A Matter of Life and Death," peaked at no. 9 in the US Billboard 200 and no.4 in the UK.
American soul / funk / R&B group, The Isley Brothers, have had enduring success since the 1950s, with a variety of line-ups, from a sextet to a duo. Amongst the leading contender for inclusion in this sub-category of gold records is their 1975 "The Heat Is On" album. Widely acclaimed as some of their best work, the album sold half a million copies in its first month, spending 40 weeks in the US Billboard Album chart and giving the group their first no.1 album. Certified double platinum (2 million+ sales) by the Recording Industry Association of America, it was reissued on compact disc in 2001.
US psychedelic band, It's A Beautiful Day, created a unique blend of rock, jazz and classical styles during the 60s and their 1969 album, which included "White Bird," their biggest hit, is a contender for inclusion in this category of gold discs.
US folk rock duo, The Indigo Girls, consisting of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers are another possibility, with their 1997 "Shaming of the Sun" album reaching no.7 in the US chart and achieving gold certification.