THE BEATLES "Yesterday & Today" "Butcher" Cover - US Stereo LP ST 2253
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  • THE BEATLES "Yesterday & Today"  "Butcher" Cover - US Stereo LP ST 2253

£   3400 Sold For
Nov 27, 2018 End Date
Nov 17, 2018 Start Date
£   10 Start price
46 Number Of Bids
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Bid now for this, what must be the most sought-after vinyl albums ever released by the Fab Four! With the withdrawn "BUTCHER" cover

THE BEATLES "Yesterday And Today"

Capitol Records ST-2553 circa 1966

Stereo USA Pressing

Tracks Include: Drive My Car, Nowhere Man, Yesterday, We Can Work It Out, What Goes On?, Day Tripper ....

This great album has the legendary "Butcher" Cover where the Beatles were depicted holding decapitated dolls and raw meat, supposedly a reference to the Vietnam war, or maybe just a bad-taste joke? Either way the album was recalled and thousands of copies had this 'offensive' photo covered-up. A few copies escaped the cull (including this one) having been sold before the decision was taken to drop the original cover

Vinyl - Strong VGC (just a few minor surface marks, that's all)

Cover - The bottom edge has split (see photo) I haven't sellotaped this one as one normally would, given the rarity of the cover itself. The record will be housed in a plastic sleeve to protect it from any further deterioration

This is a real one-off. An original Stereo pressing of the rarest 'official' release by the Fab Four. Bid NOW or miss out!

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Postage (Tracked  & Signed-For)

£8 UK



On 24-Nov-18 at 23:19:42 GMT, seller added the following information:

Pressing Plant Location - "2" is printed in the bottom RH Corner of the Cover (rear)

There is no evidence of this particular cover ever having been pasted-over hence it is best described as a "State 1" original Stereo US Pressing.

On 26-Nov-18 at 19:15:23 GMT, seller added the following information:

Note: The cover is 12 3/8" wide which I am reliably informed, confirms that this cover is a "1st State" Stereo version, which I believe is the more collectable, valuable variant.

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