The Beatles' 1967 album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band, has been voted Britain's all-time favorite album. reported that in commemoration of the National Album Day celebrations on October 13th, the the Official Charts Company, which tallies UK albums -- like Billboard does Stateside, placed the "Fab Four's" Summer of Love evergreen on top, with Adele's 21 coming in at Number Two, followed by Oasis' second album, (What's The Story) Morning Glory, at Number Three. Pink Floyd's prog classic The Dark Side Of The Moon came in at Number Four, with Michael Jackson's masterpiece, Thriller, rounding out the Top Five.

Britain's Top 10 Favorite Albums - via The Official Charts Company:

1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) - The Beatles
2. 21 (2011) - Adele
3. (What's The Story) Morning Glory (1995) - Oasis
4. The Dark Side Of The Moon (1973) - Pink Floyd
5. Thriller (1982) - Michael Jackson
6. Brothers In Arms (1985) - Dire Straits
7. Bad (1987) - Michael Jackson
8. Rumours (1977) - Fleetwood Mac
9. Back To Black (2006) - Amy Winehouse
10. 25 (2015) - Adele

Paul McCartney shed light on how Sgt. Pepper differed from all that had come before for the Beatles: "We were changing our method of working at that time, and instead of looking for catchy singles, catchy singles, catchy singles -- it was more like writing your novel, the Sgt. Pepper thing for me, definitely. It was much more an overall concept -- 'Wow, y'know. . . ' And you can see that in the packaging."

In June 2017, the Beatles released the six-disc 50th anniversary deluxe edition of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The album was re-released in both single and double-disc versions, as well as a two-record set. The motherload was the super deluxe six-CD set that featured a brand new stereo mix by Giles Martin and Sam Okell created from the original master tapes, with two discs including 100 minutes of never-before heard outtakes, along with new mixes of "Strawberry Fields Forever" and "Penny Lane."

Also included are both DVD and Blu-ray versions of the 1992 documentary, The Making Of Sgt. Pepper, along with 5.1 surround sound and hi-res stereo mixes, a 114-page booklet, two posters and a replica "cut-out" insert from the original album release. The remixed and remastered Sgt. Pepper album debuted at Number Three on the Billboard 200 album chart.