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These visually impressive displays of gold records, discs and photographs are completed by a 24" x 20" plexiglass-fronted, gold, aluminium frame.
From the offerings in the "I" sub-category, hard rock fans are likely to be attracted to Led Zeppelin's 1968 debut release, "Led Zeppelin." Although initially poorly received by critics, it was a great commercial success and generally acknowledged for its significance in the evolution of rock and heavy metal. Peaking at no. 6 in the UK Albums Chart and no. 10 in the US Billboard 200, it achieved multi-platinum status in both countries, along with at least gold certification in 8 others. Fans of the band may also like their 5th album, 1973 release, "Houses of the Holy." Widely regarded as some of their finest work, it topped both the UK Albums Chart (300,000+ sales) and US Billboard 200 (11 million+ sales).
Amongst the gold discs / gold records in this sub-category, those appreciating a softer sound may find "Dance with my Father" appealing. This 2003 release was the final album by American soul / R&B singer Luther Vandross before his premature death, aged 54, from a heart attack, in July 2005. The title track, dedicated his late father, earned Vandross two 2004 Grammy Awards, for "Song of the Year" and "Best Male R&B Vocal Performance." Although only reaching an unspectacular no. 41 in the UK Albums Chart, it topped the US Billboard 200, with 450,000 sales in its first week and 3 million in total.
Collectors seeking gold discs and gold records from the "Glam Rock" genre seem sure to be attracted to Lou Reed's 1972 release "Transformer." The album was produced (in conjunction with Mick Ronson) by David Bowie, whose backing vocals feature on several tracks. Although only reaching no. 19 in the UK Albums Chart and no. 29 in the US Billboard 200 it was commercially successful, achieving gold certification in both countries.