Lovely licks – classic album covers to appear on stamps


Come January the Royal Mail are going to have 11 ‘classic’ record sleeves adorning their stamps. Cool idea, shame they picked some duff looking ones.

So, the Royal Mail are going to put some album covers on stamps in January in a series that they’ve imaginatively called ‘ The Classic Album Covers Series‘, celebrating the artwork by making it really small.
Hopefully by January you’ll be able to actually send and receive items without the worry of them turning up two months late.
The albums chosen are:
Pink FloydThe Division Bell
The Chris Martin BandA Rush of Blood To The Head
New OrderPower, Corruption And Lies
The Rolling StonesLet It Bleed
The ClashLondon Calling
Mike OldfieldTubular Bells
Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin IV
Primal ScreamScreamadelica
David BowieThe Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
They’ll be available from January 7.
Postman Pat said: “This band of designers and photographers have not only reflected the visual styles of many musical cultures, but have also defined and created them, too. The stamp issue explores some of the most potent graphic images of modern times, many of which have provided a visual soundtrack to people’s lives“.
Here’s a few which should have made the cut:

Iron Maiden: Number of the Beast

Roxy Music: Roxy Music

King Crimson: In The Court Of The Crimson King

Velvet Underground: Velvet Underground and Nico

Stone Roses: Stone Roses




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