Artist Sir Peter Blake to star on a record sleeve

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Artist Sir Peter Blake is to appear on a record sleeve, after years of creating striking images for artists such as the Beatles, The Who and Oasis.

Sir Peter will feature on a new edition of Madness’s most recent album, Oui, Oui, Si, Si, Ja, Ja, Da, Da in a photograph which was initially ditched from the version released last year.

The 80-year-old artist is seen as Moses as he lines up with the rest of the band in fancy dress on the sleeve for the special edition of the album, which will come out in April.

The new sleeve was released as the band was announced to play a special concert outside the BBC’s Television Centre in west London as the corporation leaves the building for good.

The hour-long concert will be screened by BBC4 and will include hits such as One Step 
Beyond, I Never Knew Your Name, Baggy Trousers and Our House.