Music Giants - Elton John

2019 (September 3 2019)
Commemorative

Designed by Studio Dempsey Photography
Size 38mm (h) x 31mm (v)
Printed by International Security Printers
Perforations 14 x 14

Stamps

Music Giants - Elton John 1st Stamp (2019) Honky Château

Honky Château

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Recorded in the Château dHérouville near Paris, Honky Château was Elton John’s breakthrough pop album, home to ‘Rocket Man’ – one of three songs he composed on the morning of the first day of recording.

Music Giants - Elton John 1st Stamp (2019) Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

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A double album that perhaps represents the artistic pinnacle of Elton’s 1970s’ career, a teeming, eclectic song writing masterclass that features ‘Candle in The Wind’, ‘Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting’ and ‘Bennie and the Jets’.

Music Giants - Elton John 1st Stamp (2019) Caribou

Caribou

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His fourth consecutive US number one album, Caribou, is best-known for ‘The Bitch Is Back’ and the epic ‘Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me’, but its most striking moment might be ‘Ticking’, the eerie saga of an armed siege in a bar.

Music Giants - Elton John 1st Stamp (2019)  Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy

Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy

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A concept album on which lyricist Bernie Taupin recounts the early days of his and Elton’s career, complete with a vivid depiction of Elton’s 1968 suicide attempt, ‘Someone Saved My Life Tonight’.

Music Giants - Elton John £1.55 Stamp (2019) Sleeping with The Past

Sleeping with The Past

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The last album Elton John made before going into rehab was intended as a homage to the soul and R ‘n’ B music that had inspired him in the 1960s: in ‘Sacrifice’, it produced his first UK solo number one single.

Music Giants - Elton John £1.55 Stamp (2019) The One

The One

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The cover designed by Gianni Versace, its lyrics haunted by the unfolding AIDS crisis and Elton’s battle with drug addiction, The One re-established the now clean and sober Elton John.

Music Giants - Elton John £1.55 Stamp (2019) Made in England

Made in England

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Largely recorded live in the studio, Made in England’s upbeat title track – a hit single in 1995 – masks the rest of the album’s mature mood, which features reflections on ageing both positive and negative.

Music Giants - Elton John £1.55 Stamp (2019) Songs from The West Coast

Songs from The West Coast

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“Going backwards to go forwards”, as Elton put it, Songs from The West Coast returned to the warm sound of his early 1970s’ albums and offered his and Taupin’s strongest collection of songs in years. A latter-day triumph.

Music Giants - Elton John 1st Stamp (2019) Madison Square Garden, 2018

Madison Square Garden, 2018

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Music Giants - Elton John £1.55 Stamp (2019) Hammersmith Odeon, 1973

Hammersmith Odeon, 1973

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Music Giants - Elton John £1.55 Stamp (2019) Buckingham Palace, 2012

Buckingham Palace, 2012

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Music Giants - Elton John 1st Stamp (2019) Dodger Stadium, 1975

Dodger Stadium, 1975

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Presentation Pack

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Miniature Sheet Pack
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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Character Pack

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Captain Fantastic Character Pack

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Presentation Pack Cover

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Miniature Sheet Pack
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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Character Pack

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Captain Fantastic Character Pack

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First Day Cover

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Miniature Sheet FDC
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First Day Cover Insert

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Souvenir Pack

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Miniature Sheet

Perforations : 14.5 x 14
Size 146mm (h) x 74mm (v)
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Publicity

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Publicity - First

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Postmark

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Retail Stamp Book

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