Description

An original black-matte platinum record issued to Harold Thau by the RCA Records to thank Mr. Thau and commemorate the sale of one million copies of John Denver’s 1974 “””Back Home Again” vinyl record album.

This record was issued to Denver’s longtime manager and business partner Harold “Hal” Thau. This was one of only a handful of copies of this gold record issued to John Denver and his management/inner circle.

This award has a white linen matte background, hence the name “white-matte” that collectors use to describe them. RIAA switched to black paper matte gold records starting in about 1974.

This record was issued to Denver’s longtime manager and business partner Harold “Hal” Thau. This was one of only a handful of copies of this platinum record issued to John Denver and his management/inner circle.

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“Back Home Again” is the eighth studio album by singer-songwriter John Denver released in June, 1974.

The multi-platinum album contained the hit singles “Annie’s Song” (#1 pop, #1 adult contemporary), and “Back Home Again” (#5 pop, #1 AC, #1 country).  In addition, the studio versions of “Thank God I’m a Country Boy” and “Sweet Surrender” appear on this album.

The song “Grandma’s Feather Bed” was written by banjoist Jim Connor, of the New Kingston Trio, based on a verse he wrote for his grandmother. Denver first heard Connor playing the song in 1968. Connor played on Denver’s recording, and toured with the singer.

The song “The Music is You” is a bonus track on the 1998 reissue of Rocky Mountain Christmas.