Escape Club Wild, Wild, West RIAA Gold Presentation Record: Provenance Ric Aliberte Collection.
As stated on the presentation plaque this award was presented directly to Ric Aliberte, for his work achieving the Gold success of the album. The record has remained in his possession and collection until this time. Condition Note: Some dirt inside. Water stains on outer back.
About the Album: Wild Wild West is a studio album recorded at Maison Rouge and the second album by rock band The Escape Club, released in 1988. It includes their most well-known song, "Wild, Wild West". The album also included the singles "Shake for the Sheik" and "Walking Through Walls".
About the Artist: The Escape Club is an English pop-rock band that was formed in London in 1983. They are best known for their 1988 No. 1 US hit "Wild, Wild West" and for their top-ten 1991 hit "I’ll Be There". In 1987, the group moved to Atlantic Records and began recording their album, Wild Wild West. The album was released in the summer of 1988 and spawned the single "Wild, Wild West", which climbed to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart while the song’s video received major rotation on MTV.
From the RIAA website:
RIAAâ€™s historic Gold & Platinum Program defines success in the recorded music industry.
Originally conceived to honor artists and track sound recording sales, Gold & Platinum Awards have come to stand as a benchmark of success for any artist whether they’ve just released their first song or Greatest Hits album. In the eighties, the development of CDs increased music sales once again and popular music went Platinum more than once. So we developed the multi-Platinum Award.