Sgt Pep­per ranks as the top UK al­bum of all time

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS -

THE Bea­tles’ Sgt Pep­per’s Lonely Hearts Club Band has been named the most pop­u­lar Bri­tish al­bum of all time.

Re­leased in May 1967, the clas­sic record has been crowned the favourite al­bum in UK chart his­tory with 5.34 mil­lion com­bined sales, by the Of­fi­cial Charts Com­pany.

The sem­i­nal LP con­tains songs such as Straw­berry Fields For­ever, Penny Lane and Lucy in the Sky With Di­a­monds, on what was an ex­per­i­men­tal al­bum.

Its place in the top spot con­firms Sir Paul McCart­ney’s ti­tle as the most suc­cess­ful al­bum artist in UK chart his­tory.

The record came ahead of Adele’s 21, which earned sec­ond place on the chart, to be counted down on BBC Ra­dio 2’s Pick Of The Pops. The Adele al­bum achieved 5.11 mil­lion sales.

The 1995 Oasis al­bum (What’s The Story) Morn­ing Glory came third with 4.94 mil­lion sales.

In fourth place, with 4.47 mil­lion sales, was Pink Floyd’s 1973 re­lease Dark Side of the Moon. This edged out Michael Jack­son’s 1982 al­bum Thriller, which had al­most equal sales.

The top 10 is com­pleted by Dire Straits’ Brothers in Arms, Michael Jack­son’s Bad, Fleetwood Mac’s Ru­mours, Amy Wine­house’s Back to Black, and Adele again with 25.

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