The Beatles Yesterday And Today - 2nd State US vinyl LP album (LP record) (579238)
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THE BEATLES Yesterday And Today (Rare 1966 US first issue 11-track stereo vinyl LP, superb 'second state' unpeeled pasteover 'Butcher' picture sleeve. No effort has ever been made to remove the pasted over 'Trunk' slick and the 'Butcher' cover is clearly visible through it, as indicated in the scan. This copy also includes copies of the letters from Capitol Records sent to reviewers about the withdrawal of the original sleeve ST2553)
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The Beatles Yesterday And Today - 2nd State US vinyl LP album (LP record)
Tracklisting / Additional Info: Released in the US by Capitol Records on June 15th 1966, the album was issued to radio stations and stores in advance of release and caused such an uproar with the original design sleeve that it was quickly recalled, although not before some copies hit the racks and were sold.

For the first time, three Beatle tracks - Dr. Robert, And Your Bird Can Sing & I'm Only Sleeping - appeared in the States before they were issued in the UK on Revolver. This led to earlier mixes of the tracks being used than those that appear on Revolver & they sound very different in places.

As so many copies of the offensive cover had already been manufactured, it was decided that rather than scrap these covers and reprint, a different picture slick showing the group around a luggage trunk would be printed and pasted over the offensive sleeve.

As news spread of the picture underneath, people tried to peel off the new slick to reveal the picture underneath with varying success.

A 'Butcher' cover as issued by Capitol in its natural state is known as a first state copy. Very few copies were sold in stores.
There were twenty times more mono copies than stereo copies produced, making a stereo copy extremely rare.

A 'Butcher' cover with the 'trunk' cover slick pasted over the top is known as a second state. If you look carefully at the white area on the right hand side of the sleeve, as indicated in the scan, Ringo's black V-neck sweater can be seen showing through the thin replacement slick.

Finding these second state covers is now actually becoming much more difficult as advances in the quality of professional peeling methods has led to more and more of the 'trunk' cover slicks being removed thus creating third state sleeves, as below.

A 'Butcher' sleeve with the trunk cover slick peeled off is known as a third state. It was very rare that a 'trunk' cover slick could be removed without damaging the 'Butcher' picture underneath, although advances in technology have led to more and successful peels hitting the market.


The Sleeve:

Ringo's black sweater is clearly visible in the white area of the pasted over trunk cover, so this is therefore quite obviously a genuine second state 'Butcher' sleeve.
Apart from a split to the centre of the top seam, this particular sleeve shows minimal shelfwear or age yellowing, far less than you would expect. The important front of the sleeve is still nice and white.

With second state sleeves becoming ever harder to find, this is sure to be a positive investment as well as filling a valuable slot in your personal collection.

The Vinyl:

The labels are rainbow rim in design with the perimeter text inside the colourband.
The vinyl remains very pleasing, with just a couple of surface scuffs and the odd surface hairline visible, with none deep enough to interfere with play. It retains the unfailing playablity often only found in original sixties pressings. Having playtested, we can confirm that sonically it still sounds very nice indeed, with just a couple of clicks evident at times. None of the musical content is exclusive to this pressing & it is identical musically to the stereo reissues on both CD and vinyl. Many collectors find a nice sleeve like this one and upgrade the vinyl from a regular trunk sleeve issue anyway.

This item remains one of the best that we've found in over thirty years of dealing with collectables of this calibre and should not be passed over lightly!
We have enclosed copies of the two letters that Capitol issued at the time to cover the announcement that they were withdrawing the original cover art.

A fantastic opportunity to purchase this jewel in the crown in wonderful condition.

01. Drive My Car
02. I'm Only Sleeping
03. Nowhere Man
04. Dr Robert
05. Yesterday
06. Act Naturally
07. And Your Bird Can Sing
08. If I Needed Someone
09. We Can Work It Out
10. What Goes On?
11. Day Tripper
Condition : This item is in Excellent condition or better (unless it says otherwise in the above description). We buy items as close to Mint condition as possible and many will be unplayed and as close to new as you could hope to find. Irrespective of the source, all of our collectables meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed. Click here for more info.
Availability: Sold Out - 'Request Next' to get an email if it comes back into stock.
Year of Release: 1966 - 53 years old
Artist: The Beatles (click here for complete listing)
Title: Yesterday And Today - 2nd State (click here for more of the same title)
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Format: vinyl LP album (LP record)
Record Label: Capitol
Catalogue No: ST2553
Country of Origin: USA  
Language: Regardless of country of origin all tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
Additional info: Deleted
EIL.COM Ref No BTLLPYE579238 (quote this reference in any e-mails, letters, faxes or phone calls to help identify this item)
Genres: 60s Beat, 60s Pop, 60s Rock, Apple label, POP
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