The Beatles are continuing to break records in the UK, some 53 years after disbanding.
The Liverpool band scored their 18th UK number one single last week with their final song, Now And Then, extending their run as the British act with the most number one singles in chart history: only Elvis Presley has landed more chart-topping songs, with 21 UK number ones.
Now And Then racked up 78,200 combined chart units, including 48,600 sales (physical and download), making it the fastest selling single of 2023 in the UK. Its 38,000 physical sales are the most by any single in almost a decade, and having sold 19,400 copies on vinyl, it’s the fastest-selling vinyl single of the century.
The song, built up from a John Lennon cassette recording, was streamed over five million times in its first week of release, and its Peter Jackson-directed video was played 2.15 million times.
The band are now on course to score another UK number one success tomorrow, November 17, as their re-released ‘Red’ and ‘Blue’ compilations are set to chart at number one and two, with the ‘Blue’ album, 1967-1970 currently outselling the ‘Red’ album, 1962-1966. The box set version of the two LPs is also destined to chart in the Top 10. The new charts will be announced tomorrow.
Last night, November 15, Giles Martin, the son of legendary Beatles producer George Martin, and conductor Ben Foster, introduced a 58-piece orchestra at Abbey Road Studios, as they performed original and new arrangements of 10 Beatles classics taken from the two compilation albums.
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- The Beatles - With The Beatles - Red Obi-Strip - Japanese - CD album - £50.00, $63.00, €58.50 (New Item) (arrived 08-Dec-2023 11:47)on December 8, 2023 at 12:09 pm
THE BEATLES With The Beatles (Rare original 1988 Japanese issue 14-track MONO CD of the 1963 album manufactured by Toshiba-EMI, comes with the booklet picture sleeve featuring the original Tony Barrow liner notes and fold-out lyric insert. This issue of the album comes with a black & white back insert with tracklisting listed in English & Japanese, complete with the original 'The Beatles 25th Anniversary Of Record Debut' red obi-strip with '¥3,200' price & EMI Odeon logo on the frontCP32-5322)
- The Beatles - The Beatles Sixth Christmas Record + Insert - UK - 7" vinyl - £250.00, $315.00, €292.50 (New Item) (arrived 07-Dec-2023 14:33)on December 8, 2023 at 12:09 pm
THE BEATLES The Beatles Sixth Christmas Record (Rare original 1968 UK 7" double-sided flexi disc, issued by the Official Beatles Fan Club exclusively to its members, featuring material recorded individually by the four Beatles & assembled by Kenny Everett, psychedelic flipback card picture sleeve complete with 'Superpix' merchandising insert. The sleeve shows only very light wear along with the insert, whilst the disc remains nice & flat, and in Excellent condition with few signs of play. A really nice example of this over fifty year old item LYN1743/4)
- The Beatles - Please Please Me - 2 Box - EMI - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.50, €29.25 (New Item) (arrived 07-Dec-2023 09:37)on December 8, 2023 at 12:09 pm
THE BEATLES Please Please Me (Circa 1978 UK stereo issue of the debut 1963 14-track LP, on the two EMI boxed logo label with 'EMI Records Ltd' perimeter text, front laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve is Excellent with only minor shelf wear &the vinyl is clean & in Excellent condition with light signs of play PCS3042)
- The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's - 2 Box - EMI - laminated - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.50, €29.25 (New Item) (arrived 07-Dec-2023 09:40)on December 8, 2023 at 12:09 pm
THE BEATLES Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1980 UK issue of the 1967 13-track stereo LP on the two boxed EMI logo label with 'EMI Records' perimeter text, fully laminated gatefold picture sleeve with intact cut-out sheet. The sleeve shows a little shelfwear whilst the vinyl is Excellent with just a few light cosmetic signs of play PCS7027)
- The Beatles - Rarities - EX - US - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.50, €29.25 (New Item) (arrived 07-Dec-2023 09:45)on December 8, 2023 at 12:09 pm
THE BEATLES Rarities (1980 US 15-track Capitol rainbow rim label LP, featuring rare versions & alternate mixes of familar Beatles recordings either previously unreleased in the US or unavailable at that time. Comes housed in an embossed gatefold picture sleeve with George Martin credit along with comprehensive track-by-track notes on the reverse & photo montage inner. The sleeve remains in Excellent condition with a couple of splits to the inner whilst the vinyl has just a few hairlines to indicate play SHAL-12060)