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RockitRon



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:44 am    Post subject: Classic Album Stamps Reply with quote

(With apologies to the Dark Lord for nicking his thread)

Royal Mail has issued a series of special stamps depicting classic British pop and rock album covers
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8444156.stm

Pink Floyd - Division Bell
Coldplay Rolling Eyes - A Rush Of Blood To The Head
Blur - Parklife
New Order - Power, Corruption and Lies
Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
The Clash - London Calling
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
Led Zeppelin - IV
Primal Scream - Screamadelica
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust

Interestingly, they've picked abstract covers, only Bowie's shows the artist/s themselves. Nothing by Sir Elton John either.

I would have liked to have seen 10CC's Original Soundtrack, or Cat Stevens' Tea For The Tillerman, or, to cover the folk angle (and quite appropriately for the purpose) Steeleye Span's Parcel of Rogues. Perhaps too much to expect them to include Boxer's Below The Belt, though Wink

Which favourite album of yours would you have liked to have seen included?
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essexlady



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pink Moon by Nick Drake has a cover that would fit with the abstract theme of this series of stamps. I'm surprised that Sgt. Pepper isn't included.
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RockitRon



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think they've already done a series of Beatles album covers.
Yes, they have - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/merseyside/5339284.stm
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Ron - that explains it Smile
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Briant



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:30 pm    Post subject: The Philately Brothers..... Reply with quote

I've got several USA Elvis 29cents stamps (unused) with The King holding a fifties microphone. I think the public were asked to vote for the image they liked best and this one was chosen over the Las Vegas Elvis and other possible choices. One funny thing I heard was that people were deliberately putting fictitious addresses on letters so that they would be stamped as undeliverable with those famous words 'Return to sender!' Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Elvis would be 75 if he were alive today! Shocked Lee Van Cleef, the Western film 'baddie''s birthdate is tomorrow Jan 9th. Lee would be 85!

The song by Guy Clark 'Desperadoes waiting for a train' always reminds me of Lee Van Cleef in 'High Noon.' Lee was the first actor to be seen in this classic Western. He had no dialogue in the film either, but played the harmonica in many scenes. Originally, Lee was up for the part of the deputy played by Lloyd Bridges, but the director didn't like his beaked profile! This was one of his best features in being a convincing villain I think. He was a musician too and played several instruments and wrote a few songs for his later roles in Spaghetti Westerns.
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Toggy



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These stamps are really rather nice, I particularly like the tubular bells one.
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Shaky Fan



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Beatles stamps were issued 3 years ago - 9th January 2007! Here's how they look on the first day cover...

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Briant



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got those Beatles stamps too, unstamped! Laughing Can I still use them? Cool
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littlepieces



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about dark side of the moon by pink floyd?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They have the Division Bell by Floyd instead.
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