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Gish limited gold CD, released in United States in 1994 to commemorate the RIAA Gold sales status

No more than 200 of these gold Gish CDs are known to have been pressed for the band and label employees, and relatives/media partners. They came with a little note, that states:

‘Hey Caroline Working Staff!!!

As you probably know, Smashing Pumpkins Gish has been certified “gold” (sales in excess of 500,000 units) by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

In commemoration of this achievement – the first gold record in Caroline Label’s history – we would like you to have this special extremely rare (less than 200) gold disc copy of Gish.

Thanks for all your efforts. Let’s go platinum.

Regards, Caroline Label‘

And Gish did indeed go platinum, certified by the RIAA on February 5, 1999 for reaching 1,000,000 albums shipped and sold in the US.

Discovering and hunting down all these rare pressings of The Smashing Pumpkins’ debut album, from all over the world, is what makes collecting fun. Great fun! is now providing Memorabilia for Memorabilia Mondays

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