|Empire Strikes Back Soundtrack Platinum Strip Plate Award|
|It is cliche to see gold and platinum record awards lining the offices/homes of artists and record executives. Most official Star Wars recordings (soundtracks, disco spinoffs, singles, and narrated albums) attained the gold and platinum status (500,000 and 1,000,000 units, respectively, in the United States) by recording industry certification agencies in various countries. As a result, there are a multitude of in-house and agency record awards associated with the Star Wars films. |
These awards were presented to artists, record execs, and the top creative talent from the Star Wars movies, however, in practice only a handful of these record awards are ever made for a particular certification. Star Wars record awards come in a variety of styles that were issued over the years: floater, strip plate, hologram. Some feature an LP or 45 RPM record, CD, or cassette, or some combination.
This is an RIAA platinum award for the original Empire Strikes Back Soundtrack (composed by John Williams and performed by the London Symphony Orchestra). It is the strip plate style and is awarded for sale of 1,000,000 units in the United States. The Empire Strikes Back soundtrack was one of the top selling soundtracks of its time. This double record set is best known for the introduction of Vader's Theme / Imperial March. This is an unusual RIAA record award design featuring both records of this two record set for a single platinum album in the strip plate format.
|Description by:||Gus Lopez|
|From the collection of:||Gus Lopez|
|Film:||Empire Strikes Back|
|Category:||Awards / Music|