It went straight in at no.1 on the UK album charts – and it’s broken a record in the process.
Abbey Road spent a total of 17 weeks at the top of the UK charts after its release in September 1969 and by reaching the no.1 position once again after 49 years and 252 days, it’s been officially recognised by the Guinness World Records for the longest time for an album to return to the top spot in the UK.
On hearing the news, Paul McCartney tweeted: “It’s hard to believe that Abbey Road still holds up after all these years. But then again, it’s a bloody cool album.”
Meanwhile, it’s been reported that long-lost Beatles footage has been discovered in a bread bin during the clearance of a house in Wales.
Far Out magazine report that the first film, valued at £10,000, shows McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr singing There’s No Business Like Show Business, while further footage shows Lennon talking about the band’s friendship with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi from 1967.
Additional footage also shows Lennon playing an acoustic guitar, performing an alternative version of God, which went on to appear on his 1970 album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band.
It’s not the first time rare memorabilia has been found in a bread bin. In 2018, a 1963 recording of I Never Dreamed featuring David Bowie and his band The Konrads was discovered stashed away.
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- The Beatles - Help! Compact - UK - memorabilia - Promo - £8.00, $10.96, €9.44 (New Item) (arrived 19-Oct-2021 17:07)on October 20, 2021 at 8:03 am
THE BEATLES Help! Compact (2007 UK Officially Licensed Beatles/Apple Corps compact with a hinged chrome outer, the front panel features a 'wallpaper' style multi image of the band in semaphore stance, from the cover of the album, with HELP! printed over the top at an angle, the compact has two mirrors of differing strengths. Size - 2.5" x 3")
- The Beatles - Abbey Road - Anniversary Edition - 180gm Vinyl - UK - vinyl LP - £19.99, $27.39, €23.59 (New Item) (arrived 18-Oct-2021 09:57)on October 20, 2021 at 8:03 am
THE BEATLES Abbey Road (2019 UK & European limited edition digitally remastered 180gram Vinyl LP anniversary edition issue of their 1969 17-track eleventh studio album, remastered by Giles Martin and Sam Okell, including the classics Something, Come Together and Here Comes The Sun, picture sleeve. Although not sealed, both sleeve and vinyl are Near Mint)
- The Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand - 1st - VG - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $13.70, €11.80 (New Item) (arrived 15-Oct-2021 11:28)on October 20, 2021 at 8:03 am
THE BEATLES I Want To Hold Your Hand (1963 UK first issue 7" vinyl single with 'The Parlophone Co' & 'Recording First Published 1963' text but without 'Sold In The UK' label text, also including This Boy. Issued in a Parlophone company die cutpaper sleeve, the vinyl appears in VG condition with a few light surface scuffs to indicate play, overall a nice collection filler at a great price R5084)
- The Beatles - The U.S. Albums - EX - US - cd album box set - £125.00, $171.25, €147.50 (New Item) (arrived 15-Oct-2021 11:33)on October 20, 2021 at 8:03 am
THE BEATLES The U.S. Albums (2014 US remastered THIRTEEN CD Album box set, adding the last piece to the complex jigsaw that was The Beatles and their releases in both the United States and the UK. From 'Please Please Me' [which was light years ahead of almost everything else released in 1963] to their US Swansong LP 'Hey Jude'. The UK Mono & Stereo mixes were remastered and released in 2009, but the US releases remained absent apart from 'The Capitol Albums' box sets from several years before that, which only contained eight of the releases in their pre-remastered form. This set contains ALL the US album releases from 'Meet The Beatles!' through to 'Hey Jude', with each album replicating the original album art and catalogue inners where appropriate, even to the extent of providing a textured 'slick' sticker for you to create your own pasteover 'Butcher' sleeve on 'Yesterday And Today'. The attention to detail is what we'd always hoped for with The Beatles' catalogue, and the discs each contain the mono & stereo mixes on a label replica design CD. Topped off by a sixty four page illustrated booklet. It rivals the 'The Beatles In Mono' set of faithful reproductions of the original issue formats. The box is in Excellent condition [tiny 1.2" hairline crack in the top left corner of the back panel] & all contents are near 'as new')
- The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's - 2 box - Gram - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $47.95, €41.30 (New Item) (arrived 15-Oct-2021 18:37)on October 20, 2021 at 8:03 am
THE BEATLES Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1970 UK issue of the 1967 13-track stereo LP with two EMI 'box' logo labels & 'The Gramophone Co' perimeter text, complete with intact set of cutouts, fully laminated gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little light shelfwear & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play PCS7027)