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Friday, October 16, 2009

Hmmm, That One Tasted Keithy

I would love to have been involved in the planning process for this enterprise. I mean the sheer brilliance of trying to resurrect a dying industry with another dying industry. How could it possibly fail? Cynicism aside, an even bigger question emerges. That is, who wouldn’t want to lick The Rolling Stones?

News from the NME that Pink Floyd, Blur, The Clash and Led Zeppelin are among the acts set to be featured on a new collection of Royal Mail stamps in the UK.

A set of 10 stamps featuring classic British album sleeves will enter circulation on January 7th next year, according to stamp collecting website Norvic Philatelics.
This stamp issue salutes this unique art form and celebrates some of the greatest examples, used by UK artists. 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.
Albums in the collection include 'The Division Bell' by Pink Floyd, 'Parklife', 'London Calling', 'Led Zeppelin IV', 'Power, Corruption & Lies' by New Order, Primal Scream's 'Screamadelica', 'Let It Bleed' by The Rolling Stones, Coldplay's 'A Rush Of Blood To The Head', 'The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars' by David Bowie and Mike Oldfield's 'Tubular Bells'.

What? No Joy Division or the Sex Pistols? The low grumble of philatelists everywhere will be deafening.

What album cover would you like to see immortalized on a stamp?


Barbara Bruederlin said...

I still cannot understand how the Royal Mail would not jump at the chance to put a Stanley Donwood cover on their silly stamps. It's the only reason I buy Radiohead albums.

Ian - Norvic said...

As we have tried to indicate by quoting Royal Mail on our site, the key thing is the design of the sleeve*, not how good or bad the music is or how much anybody might like any particular (music) artist.
(* can we still use 'sleeve' for CDs? Anyway, you know what I mean!)

Thanks for the mention, and we have now added an order and payment page so that collectors worldwide can buy the products - including ones that you won't find in most post offices here.

Ian, Norvic Philatelics.