This is a Signed BASIA RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) Certified Gold Record Award for Her Debut Album Time and Tide! It was certified Gold on November 10, 1988. The award is presented to Basia herself and SIGNED on the backside! Award measures 21″ x 17″ is in great shape for its age! Award shows very minor scuffing of the frame, and some slight fading of gold on the record in a few places (see picture) common for the age of award. Looks great in Office, Den, Music or Media Room. Time and Tide is the debut studio album by Polish singer-songwriter Basia Trzetrzelewska, released by Epic Records in 1987. The album includes the hit singles “Promises”, “New Day for You”, and the title track. Time and Tide was Basia’s first solo album following her and Danny White’s departure from the band Matt Bianco. The pair co-produced and mostly co-wrote the material themselves, although Peter Ross of Immaculate Fools contributed to five songs on the album. The record showcases considerable influences from Brazilian music, noted in the track “Astrud”, a tribute to Astrud Gilberto. Six songs were released as singles to promote the record, with “Promises”, “New Day for You”, and the album’s title track being the most successful. All three tracks achieved success on the U. Adult contemporary chart and the latter was also Basia’s first song to break the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. The album was released in April 1987 in Europe by Portrait Records (CBS) and on 21 August 1987 in the United States by Epic Records. It turned out a considerable success in France where it was certified gold, but performed poorly in the UK and Germany, much to Basia and Danny’s disappointment, considering their previous success with Matt Bianco in those markets. The album, however, started to get noticed in the U. Where it found popularity on the new adult contemporary stations. In December 1987, it was included in Billboard’s list of “overlooked pop albums that deserved more attention” compiled by Geoff Mayfield.  Originally, Epic Records did not have big expectations towards the album and their target was to sell 10,000 copies. The figure took the label bosses by surprise when it quickly rose to 100,000 and eventually one million. The item “Rare! Signed BASIA RIAA Certified Gold Record Award for Debut Time and Tide” is in sale since Friday, August 21, 2020. This item is in the category “Entertainment Memorabilia\Music Memorabilia\Rock & Pop\Artists B\Other Rock & Pop Artists B”. The seller is “tep8655″ and is located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This item can be shipped to United States.
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