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These striking displays of gold discs and gold records encompass various musical genres and a wide variety of bands / artists, some represented by 2 or more of their gold certified albums. Within the "M" sub-category, there are 3 offerings from Michael Jackson and 2 from Madonna, all of which seem likely to appeal to collectors.
Other gold discs that seem sure to prove popular include the iconic "Bat Out of Hell" by Meatloaf. Released in 1977, it was an overnight success and after more than 3 decades, still has sales in the region of 200,000 per annum. The album spent over 9 years (474 weeks) in the UK Album Charts and has total worldwide sales of approximately 43 million copies, according to Reuters, putting it amongst the top 5 biggest-selling albums of all-time.
Motorhead's November 1980 album "Ace of Spades" helped strengthen their position as one of Britain's leading rock bands and seems sure to appeal to heavy metal fans. Their 4th album, it peaked at no. 4 in the UK Album Charts and achieved gold certification by March of the following year. The title track reached no. 15 in the UK Singles Charts.
Soul / R&B gold record collectors must surely love Marvin Gaye's 1971 album "What's Going On." It peaked at no. 6 in the US Billboard 200, topped the US R&B Charts and reached no. 67 in the UK Album Charts as recently as 2006. In 2004, the title track was ranked no. 4 in Rolling Stone list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All-Time." It will make particular appeal as Gaye was tragically shot dead by his father in April 1984.
A little more recent amongst the gold records is "Everything Must Go," a 1996 release by Welsh alternative rockers, the Manic Street Preachers. Peaking at no.2 to in the UK Album Charts, the album has achieved dual platinum status.