Streisand RIAA Gold Record Award. It is based on Barbra Streisand’s first Christmas album. The album is titled “A Christmas Album”. It was released in October 1967. There are three items mounted on a dark grey backing contained within a gold frame (measures 17″ x 21″) and glass cover. The three items are as follows:
- Laser-cut gold plated vinyl record of the Christmas Album.
- A small picture of the album’s cover which was taken during rehearsal for her concert, “A Happening in Central Park”; and
- RIAA Certified Sales Award plaque which says, “Presented to Jack Gold to commemorate the sale of more than 500,000 copies of the Columbia Records Long Playing Record Album ‘Barbra Streisand Christmas Album’“.
Barbra Streisand’s “A Christmas Album” is a 12″ 33 1⁄3 RPM microgroove long-playing record that placed #1 on the Billboard charts five weeks in a row. Additionally, it is Streisand’s last album to use Columbia’s stereo 360 sound banner, and the last to be issued originally in monaural and stereo. The album is ranked as one of the best-selling Christmas albums of all time. Streisand holds the record for the most Gold Album Awards for any female recording artist in RIAA history. Jack Gold was an A&R executive and producer at Columbia Records.
Because everything is original, the color of the backing and the small album cover image are a little faded. In addition, the gold frame looks a little worn. Otherwise, the Streisand RIAA Gold Record Award is in good condition. It makes a great gift for collectors and Barbra Streisand fans.
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