This special edition of Abbey Road, released on the occasion of its 50th anniversary and enriched with new titles, was hoisted Friday 4th October 2019 again in first place.
The legendary Beatles album ” Abbey Road ” is once again at the top of the charts 50 years after its first edition, beating the group’s own record for the longest interval between two top-ranked finishes.
In 1969, 17 weeks in the lead in the United Kingdom
This special edition, released on the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary and enriched with new titles, was hoisted Friday, October 4, 2019 again in first place. When it was released, the album remained No. 1 in the UK for 17 weeks.
The Beatles’ latest studio album, although it precedes the release of “Let It Be,” recorded before, was released on September 26th, 1969, six days after John Lennon informed his partners that he was leaving the band.
The iconic photo of the cover, which has become one of the most famous in the history of music, shows the four musicians crossing a pedestrian crossing in front of the Abbey Road recording studios, on the street of the same name. John Lennon leads the way, followed by Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney barefoot and George Harrison.
“A really cool album”
Unusually, the name of the Beatles is not on the cover.
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) October 4, 2019
“It’s hard to believe that Abbey Road holds up after all these years. But on the other hand, it’s a really cool album, “tweeted Paul McCartney.
Two years ago, the reissue for his fiftieth birthday of the album “Sgt. Pepper ‘s Lonely Hearts Club Band, which Rolling Stone magazine called the greatest album of all time, had also made its comeback at the top of the charts after 49 years and 125 days.
A record now beaten by “Abbey Road”, which found the rays of record stores after 49 years and … 252 days.
And also the best selling vinyl of the week
Last month, hundreds of Beatles fans gathered in the street outside the studios in northwestern London to celebrate the past five decades since the “Fab Four” crossed the famous pedestrian crossing.
The album, which includes songs like “Come Together” and “Here Comes the Sun,” was also the best-selling vinyl of the week, with around 9,000 copies sold.