CAPITOL RECORDS
"YESTERDAY AND TODAY" BUTCHER COVERS


THE ORIGINAL COVER TO "YESTERDAY AND TODAY" CAUSED QUITE A STIR WHEN IT MADE ITS LIMITED APPEARANCE IN JUNE 1966. IT MARKED THE FIRST TIME THAT THE BEATLES JUDGMENT WAS SEVERELY AND UNIVERSALLY CRITICIZED. THE CONTROVERSIAL COVER DEPICTED THE BEATLES IN WHITE BUTCHER SMOCKS SURROUNDED BY SLABS OF MEAT AND DECAPITATED BABY DOLLS.

CAPITOL RECORDS PROCEEDED WITH THE PRESSING, PACKAGING AND SHIPPING OF 750,000 COPIES TO ITS DISTRIBUTORS. THE RESPONSE WAS IMMEDIATE AND UNIFORMLY NEGATIVE, AND FORCED CAPITOL'S PRESIDENT ALAN LIVINGSTON, TO PULL THE PLUG ON THE BUTCHER. A MASSIVE RECALL WAS QUICKLY FORMULATED AND SET INTO MOTION SO THAT ALL COPIES OF THE ALBUM WERE TO BE RETURNED AND A REPLACEMENT FRONT SLICK WAS TO BE PASTED OVER THE "OFFENSIVE" BUTCHER COVER, ALTHOUGH THOUSANDS OF THE BUTCHER COVERS WERE ALREADY DESTROYED BY CAPITOL'S JACKSONVILLE, ILLINOIS PLANT.

ONCE THE RECALL DECISION WAS MADE, CAPITOL BEGAN PREPARING THE REPLACEMENT COVER FOR THE 750,000 RECORDS THAT HAD BEEN REMOVED FROM THE BUTCHER COVER JACKETS. THE NEW "PASTE OVER" SLICK SHOWED THE BEATLES STANDING AROUND A STEAMER TRUNK (WITH PAUL INSIDE) AND THIS CAME TO BE KNOWN AS THE "TRUNK COVER".

FIRST STATE BUTCHER
THE ALBUM AS ORIGINALLY RELEASED AND PRIOR TO THE RECALL.

SECOND STATE BUTCHER
THE TRUNK COVER "PASTE-OVER" VERSION (PORTIONS OF THE BUTCHER SLICK ARE VISIBLE BENEATH THE TRUNK COVER).

THIRD STATE BUTCHER
THE TRUNK COVER "PASTE OVER" SLICK HAS BEEN PROFESSIONALLY REMOVED TO REVEAL THE COMPLETE AND ORIGINAL BUTCHER SLICK.
 
THE BEATLES "YESTERDAY AND TODAY" BUTCHER COVER
ST-2553 STEREO
FIRST STATE BUTCHER COVER
FACTORY #2 - SCRANTON, PA.

COVER REMAINS IN ORIGINAL SHRINKWRAP.

  CONDITION: NM / M- (UNPLAYED)
ITEM#: BC399
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THE BEATLES "YESTERDAY AND TODAY" BUTCHER COVER
T-2553 MONO
FIRST STATE BUTCHER COVER
FACTORY #6 - LOS ANGELES, CA.
  CONDITION: NM- / NM
ITEM#: BC340
PRICE: ------




 
 
   
THE BEATLES "YESTERDAY AND TODAY" BUTCHER COVER
ST-2553 STEREO
SECOND STATE (PASTE OVER)
FACTORY #5 - LOS ANGELES, CA.

COVER REMAINS IN ORIGINAL SHRINKWRAP.

  CONDITION: NM / NM
ITEM#: BC429
PRICE: ------



 
   
THE BEATLES "YESTERDAY AND TODAY" BUTCHER COVER
ST-2553 STEREO
SECOND STATE (PASTE OVER)
FACTORY #5 - LOS ANGELES, CA.
  CONDITION: VG++ / VG++
ITEM#: BC302
PRICE: $3,250



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THE BEATLES "YESTERDAY AND TODAY" BUTCHER COVER
ST-2553 STEREO
THIRD STATE (PEELED)
FACTORY #5 - LOS ANGELES, CA.
  CONDITION: VG++ / VG++
ITEM#: BC303
PRICE: $3,250



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THE BEATLES "YESTERDAY AND TODAY" BUTCHER COVER
T-2553 MONO
THIRD STATE (PEELED)
FACTORY #6 - LOS ANGELES, CA.

INCLUDES ORIGINAL PEELED AND INTACT "TRUNK COVER" SLICK THAT HAD BEEN REMOVED.

  CONDITION: NM- (VG) / VG
ITEM#: BC305
PRICE: $2,000



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THE BEATLES "YESTERDAY AND TODAY" BUTCHER COVER
T-2553 MONO
FIRST STATE BUTCHER COVER
FACTORY #6 - LOS ANGELES, CA.

FROM THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF ALAN LIVINGSTON, FORMER PRESIDENT OF CAPITOL RECORDS, USA FROM 1960 THRU 1968.
  CONDITION: STILL SEALED
ITEM#: BC080
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THE BEATLES "YESTERDAY AND TODAY" BUTCHER COVER
T-2553 MONO
FIRST STATE BUTCHER COVER
FACTORY #3 - SCRANTON, PA.
  CONDITION: STILL SEALED
ITEM#: BC997
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THE BEATLES "YESTERDAY AND TODAY" BUTCHER COVER
T-2553 MONO
FIRST STATE BUTCHER COVER

RAREST PRODUCED BUTCHER COVER:
FACTORY #4, JACKSONVILLE, INDIANA

COVER REMAINS IN ORIGINAL FACTORY SHRINKWRAP.

ACCOMPANIED BY CAPITOL RECORDS BUTCHER DOCUMENTS ARCHIVE
FROM THE ESTATE OF FORMER CAPITOL RECORDS DISTRIBUTION MANAGER.

  CONDITION: NM / NM-
ITEM#: BC354
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THE BEATLES "YESTERDAY AND TODAY" BUTCHER COVER
T-2553 MONO
FIRST STATE BUTCHER COVER
FACTORY #3 - SCRANTON, PA.

ULTRA-RARE PROMOTIONAL 'DESIGNATE' COPY

  CONDITION: VG- / NM
ITEM#: BC188
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THE BEATLES "YESTERDAY AND TODAY" BUTCHER COVER
ST-2553 STEREO
SECOND STATE (PASTE OVER)
FACTORY #2 - SCRANTON, PA.
  CONDITION: NM- / NM
ITEM#: BC301
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THE BEATLES "YESTERDAY AND TODAY" BUTCHER COVER
T-2553 MONO
SECOND STATE (PASTE OVER)
FACTORY #6 - LOS ANGELES, CA.

COVER REMAINS IN ORIGINAL FACTORY SHRINKWRAP.

  CONDITION: NM / M (UNPLAYED)
ITEM#: BC409
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THE BEATLES "YESTERDAY AND TODAY" BUTCHER COVER
T-2553 MONO
SECOND STATE (PASTE OVER)
FACTORY #6 - LOS ANGELES, CA.
  CONDITION: STILL SEALED
ITEM#: BC373
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THE BEATLES "YESTERDAY AND TODAY" BUTCHER COVER
T-2553 MONO
THIRD STATE (PEELED)
FACTORY #6 - LOS ANGELES, CA.
  CONDITION: NM (VG+) / VG
ITEM#: BC304
PRICE: ------



 
   
THE BEATLES "YESTERDAY AND TODAY" BUTCHER COVER
T-2553 MONO
THIRD STATE (PEELED)
FACTORY #6 - LOS ANGELES, CA.

INCLUDES ORIGINAL PEELED AND INTACT "TRUNK COVER" SLICK THAT HAD BEEN REMOVED.

  CONDITION: NM- (G) / G
ITEM#: BC306
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