Jimmy Page launches new Royal Mail rock’n’roll stamp range

Albums by Led Zeppelin, Blur, Rolling Stones, New Order feature on new stamps

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Former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has helped launch the Royal Mail‘s new stamp range, which features classic British album covers.

The set of ten first class stamps, which enter circulation tomorrow (January 7), features iconic album covers including The Clash‘s ‘London Calling’ and Blur‘s ‘Parklife’.

Referring to the sleeve of ‘Led Zeppelin IV’, which is also featured in the collection, Page revealed the irony behind the famous cover.

“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 full list of stamps featured in the series is:

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’

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