One of the most astonishing & delightful items to ever pass through my hands & difficult to describe in a way to do it true justice, but here goes … In 1969 the world witnessed an event that, for a short period of time, seemed to display a new hope to a younger generation raised on the horrors of Korea, Vietnam & the Cuban missile crisis. That was the three day event held at Max Yasgur's dairy farm in Bethel, New York, between August 15th & 18th that year entitled 'The Woodstock Music And Art Fair'. Events at the festival have been documented at great length, the film & soundtrack have been released, so that part is well known. What is less well known is that the organisers produced a fifty four page programme for the event, lovingly crafted in detail & printed on high quality paper stock. What we have here is one of those programmes that, apart from some incredibly minor rubbing to the front & back cover & a little rust staining at the staples, is in astonishing near 'as new' condition. This is NOT a repro, but a 1969 original & the first one that we have ever seen!
Rare US official RIAA DOUBLE PLATINUM award issued to commemorate sales of more than 2,000,000 copies of the MCA album. This decorative award features 2 picture CDs – one for each million sold – mounted above the custom dedication plaque with RIAA hologram, all against a full colour picture background of the gargoyle image used on the album artwork. Measures 20" x 16" – framed & glazed. A stunning item to display.
Original 1994 UK Creation label 12-track double LP, including the classic singles Live Forever and Supersonic – Sad Song was also exclusive to this format. The glossy gatefold picture sleeve shows just the lightest of edgescuffing and the vinyl looks near mint.