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 - A Hard Day's Night - 1 Box - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £60.00, $67.80, €69.00 (New Item) (arrived 04-Oct-2022 09:44)on October 5, 2022 at 3:27 am
THE BEATLES A Hard Day's Night (Rare 1969 UK pressing of the 1964 13-track stereo LP with one EMI box logo labels, red toned advert inner & front laminated laminated flipback picture sleeve. This label design was used very briefly during 1969 between the Apple label & the standard two EMI box logo. Very few LPs were pressed with this label & very few have survived in this condition. The sleeve has a crease in the top right corner and shows only minor edgewear; the vinyl has just a fewlight surface scuffs and labels have very little spiindle wear PCS3058)
- The Beatles - The Beatles [White Album] - 1st (b) - VG - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £295.00, $333.35, €339.25 (New Item) (arrived 29-Sep-2022 12:49)on October 5, 2022 at 3:27 am
THE BEATLES The Beatles (Rare 1968 UK 30-track mono double vinyl LP with 'Sold In UK' & An E.M.I. Recording label print, complete with fold-out lyric/picture poster, jet black die-cut inners & four individual band member portrait inserts, allhoused in a fully laminated & embossed top opening gatefold sleeve manufactured by Garrod & Lofthouse with internal flipbacks & individual number print on the front PMC7067-8) See 'More Info' for condition details...
- The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night - Long Box - US - DVD - £35.00, $39.55, €40.25 (New Item) (arrived 28-Sep-2022 16:24)on October 5, 2022 at 3:27 am
THE BEATLES A Hard Day's Night (2002 US Collector's Edition 2-disc Region 1 NTSC DVD set featuring the classic pastiche of a day in the life of The Beatles during 1964 and sees them prepare for a big TV performance whilst avoiding pursuing fans and press; in spite of Paul’s troublemaking grandfather [Wildfred Brambell] and Ringo’s arrest plus BONUS MATERIAL including Documentary 'Things They Said Today' and Interviews with the filmmakers, Sir George Martin and many more. Housed in a die-cut card longbox and factory sealed from new!)
- The Beatles - The Beatles / 1967-1970 - 1st - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £25.00, $28.25, €28.75 (New Item) (arrived 29-Sep-2022 09:27)on October 5, 2022 at 3:27 am
THE BEATLES The Beatles / 1967-1970 (1973 UK 28-track double compilation LP, complete with matching blue lyric inners, front laminated gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear, the inners have small seam splits along the bottoms,whilst the vinyl appears barely played PCSP718)
- The Beatles - Abbey Road + Obi - EX+ - Japanese - vinyl LP - £325.00, $367.25, €373.75 (New Item) (arrived 29-Sep-2022 10:03)on October 5, 2022 at 3:27 am
THE BEATLES Abbey Road (Limited Edition 1978 Japanese half-speed mastered audiophile issue of the 1969 16-track stereo LP, manufactured by Toshiba-EMI in the 'Pro-Use' series - arguably the best sounding pressing of Abbey Road on record! Comeshoused in a deluxe version of the iconic picture sleeve complete with fold-out Japanese/lyric insert & series obi-strip. Apart from a fold mark half way down the obi, the packaging has light wear & signs of age, whilst the vinyl remains in Near Mint condition. Although not mint, this is still a fantastic example of this rare pressing EALF-97001)