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This release is notorious for its controversial original cover photograph, known as the "Butcher Cover".
The initial response to the cover from the estimated 60,000 advance copies was so negative that Capitol recalled all 750,000 manufactured copies from its distributors for repackaging with a more conventional photograph.
Butcher covers are generally divided into 3 categories:
First state - Original unaltered version.
Second state - First state cover with the new artwork pasted over (generally known as a "Trunk Cover").
Third state - A second state copy where the pasted-on Trunk cover image has been (fully or partially) removed, revealing the Butcher cover photograph underneath.
The notoriety and scarcity of the Butcher cover has made it one of the most expensive and sought-after Beatles releases.
A first state Butcher cover (without the actual record) previously owned and autographed by Ringo Starr was sold at an auction in 2015 for $25,600
Information from Discogs
Yesterday and Today
1966 Capitol Records T-2553 Mono
Record VG+ condition
3rd State Butcher Cover jacket G+ condition
A1 Drive My Car
A2 I'm Only Sleeping
A3 Nowhere Man
A4 Dr. Robert
A6 Act Naturally
B1 And Your Bird Can Sing
B2 If I Needed Someone
B3 We Can Work It Out
B4 What Goes On?
B5 Day Tripper
* Records are thoroughly sight graded,not play graded.
* Prices and condition ratings for records are based on information intheGoldmine Record Album Price Guide, 8th Edition (2015) by Dave Thompson.
Records are carefully padded, packaged and shipped in new 12" x 12" expandable cardboard boxes.