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Stamp of approval

With the rise of the digital age of music and the demise of physical album sales the once loved album cover has been in danger of being lost forever. Well, thanks to a little help from Royal Mail they certainly won’t be forgotten - at least not yet.

As of today a new range of stamps featuring classic British album covers has come into circulation. Talking about the Led Zeppelin album ‘IV’ stamp at the unveiling of the new set at Rough Trade in London, axeman Jimmy Page said:

‘Almost 40 years after the album came out, nobody knows the old man who featured on the cover, nor the artist who painted him," he said. "That sort of sums up what we wanted to achieve with the album cover, which has remained both anonymous and enigmatic at the same time.’

The ten stamps are:
Blur - 'Parklife'
Coldplay - 'A Rush of Blood to the Head'
David Bowie - 'The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars'
Led Zeppelin - 'IV'
Mike Oldfield - 'Tubular Bells'
New Order - 'Power, Corruption And Lies'
Pink Floyd - 'The Division Bell'
Primal Scream - 'Screamadelica'
The Clash - 'London Calling'
The Rolling Stones - 'Let It Bleed'

Sorry, no Jedward. Maybe next year.

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