4 October 2019
The Beatles‘ Abbey Road has returned to #1 on the charts in the UK, 50 years after it first topped the album charts.
The Fab Four reclaimed the top spot with an expanded anniversary edition.
The feat also sees the album set a record – the gap of 49 years and 252 days since its initial chart-topping run ended in early 1970 is the longest gap before returning to #1.
Abbey Road was also this week’s best-selling album on vinyl, shifting just under 9,000 copies.
Despite being their penultimate release, Abbey Road was, in fact, the last album The Beatles ever recorded together. Let It Be, which came out the following year, had been recorded first, but was initially shelved over disagreements about its production.