In the United States, it was RIAA certified gold (500,000 units sold) on 5/22/78, and platinum (1,000,00 units) on 8/28/78.
The RIAA platinum Floater you see here is:
- First-Presentation – correct format for date of certification
- Authentic -made by an RIAA approved award manufacturer
- First-State – unopened (all original parts).
If you’d like, check out a gold Floater go here.
John Jansen received this award for engineering and mixing. “After several attempts by several people, John Jansen mixed the version of Paradise that is on the album. According to Meat Loaf, he, Jansen and Steinman mixed the title track.” -Wikipedia
The label has unstuck from the disc and caused some fading. If desired it could be restored using the correct, period, parts for the Floater format.
The backing paper and hanging are original, with a Creative Glassics sticker on the lower right.
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