Selections from the Ric Aliberte Collection - Gold
By Scott Daniels Auction
Sep 24, 2022
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This is a selection from the Ric Aliberte Collection - RIAA Gold & Platinum Records, Rare Photographs of The Doors, Love, by noted photographers.  

Every item includes a letter of authenticity signed by Ric Aliberte.

Even before graduating from Harvard in 1971, Ric started with Elektra Records in 1970 and down a path that led him to be a force in the music industry responsible for helping to create, launch, and promote, some of the best-known classic rock bands ever, and develop an amazing catalog of  RIAA certified GOLD & PLATINUM records.

Elektra, Asylum, and Aucoin Management where Ric handled the day-to-day activities of musical artists including, KISS, Billy Idol, and more. 

Ric was in part responsible for creating some of the biggest classic rock gold and platinum records in history.  Many of these recordings are as popular today as they were 50 years ago.   

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LOT 6:

ESCAPE CLUB Wild, Wild, West RIAA Gold Presentation Record with Provenance

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ESCAPE CLUB Wild, Wild, West RIAA Gold Presentation Record with Provenance

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:
RIAA’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.