A Jerry Garcia RIAA gold record for "Grateful Dead The Best of Skeletons from the Closest," 1974, 1980
An official presentation piece displaying the gold-plated record and a miniature image of the album cover set against a brown background; a placard below notes "Presented to / Jerry Garcia / to Commemorate the Sale of More Than / 500,000 Copies of the / Warner Bros. Records / Long-Playing Record Album / 'Grateful Dead The Best of Skeletons from the Closet.'" Also included is Rock Scully's own pristine, never played, promotional copy of the album. These 'promo' L.P.s were traditionally freebies, marked by a punched hole in the corner so they couldnt be resold. Scully remembers that the band would slit the shrink-wrap on all their own copies to avoid warping the disc. Songs included on this album are: 1) The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion), 2) Truckin', 3) Rosemary, 4) Sugar Magnolia, 5) St. Stephen, 6) Uncle John's Band, 7) Casey Jones, 8) Mexicali Blues, 9) Turn on Your Love Light, 10) One More Saturday Night, and 11) Friend of the Devil; gifted directly to Rock Scully from Jerry Garcia.
Matted and Framed: 21 x 17in