The Beatles ‎– Yesterday And Today

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Compilation album originally released in the US & Canada by Capitol Records in 1966.

This release is notorious for it's 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

Tracklist

Drive My Car 2:25
I'm Only Sleeping 2:58
Nowhere Man 2:40
Dr. Robert 2:14
Yesterday 2:04
Act Naturally 2:27
And Your Bird Can Sing 2:02
If I Needed Someone 2:19
We Can Work It Out 2:10
What Goes On? 2:44
Day Tripper 2:47

Versions (103)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ST 2553, ST-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, Tru) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 2553, ST-2553 US 1966 Sell This Version
4CL-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(4-Trk, Album) Capitol Records 4CL-2553 US 1966 Sell This Version
ST 2553, ST-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, 2nd) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 2553, ST-2553 US 1966 Sell This Version
T 2553, T-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, Mono) Capitol Records, Capitol Records T 2553, T-2553 US 1966 Sell This Version
T 2553, T-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, Mono, 3rd) Capitol Records, Capitol Records T 2553, T-2553 US 1966 Sell This Version
T 2553, T-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, Mono, Rai) Capitol Records, Capitol Records T 2553, T-2553 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
T 2553, T-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, Mono, Tru) Capitol Records, Capitol Records T 2553, T-2553 US 1966 Sell This Version
T 2553, T-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, Mono, Tru) Capitol Records, Capitol Records T 2553, T-2553 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
T 2553, T-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, Mono, Tru) Capitol Records, Capitol Records T 2553, T-2553 US 1966 Sell This Version
ST 2553, ST-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, Thi) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 2553, ST-2553 US 1966 Sell This Version
ST 2553, ST-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, Tru) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 2553, ST-2553 US 1966 Sell This Version
T 2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Mono, Fir) Capitol Records T 2553 US 1966 Sell This Version
T 2553, T-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Mono, Sec) Capitol Records, Capitol Records T 2553, T-2553 US 1966 Sell This Version
SLEM-051 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Tru) Capitol Records SLEM-051 Mexico 1966 Sell This Version
YT 2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(Reel) Capitol Records YT 2553 US 1966 Sell This Version
LW-238 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) Large World LW-238 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
LW-238 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, Unofficial, Red) Large World LW-238 Taiwan 1967 Sell This Version
8XT 2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(8-Trk, Album) Capitol Records 8XT 2553 US 1968 Sell This Version
ST 2553, ST-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, RP, Tru) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 2553, ST-2553 US 1968 Sell This Version
ST 2553, ST-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, Tru) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 2553, ST-2553 US 1968 Sell This Version
Y1T 2553, Y1T-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(Reel) Capitol Records, Capitol Records Y1T 2553, Y1T-2553 US 1968 Sell This Version
SLEM 051, P-1971 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records SLEM 051, P-1971 Mexico 1969 Sell This Version
ST 8-2553, ST-8-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, Club, RE) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 8-2553, ST-8-2553 US 1969 Sell This Version
ST 2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records ST 2553 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
ST 2553, ST-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, RE, Grn) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 2553, ST-2553 US 1969 Sell This Version
ST 2553, ST-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, RP) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 2553, ST-2553 US 1969 Sell This Version
ST-8- 2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Club, RE, Tru) Capitol Records ST-8- 2553 US 1969 Sell This Version
ST 2553, ST-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, RE) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 2553, ST-2553 US 1969 Sell This Version
ST 2553, ST-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, RE, Gre) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 2553, ST-2553 US 1969 Sell This Version
AP-80061 The Beatles "Yesterday"...... And Today(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Apple Records AP-80061 Japan 1970 Sell This Version
SOLP-7078 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album) Odeon SOLP-7078 Venezuela 1970 Sell This Version
L 2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(Reel, 4tr Stereo) Capitol Records L 2553 US 1970 Sell This Version
ST-2553, ST 2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, RE) Apple Records, Capitol Records ST-2553, ST 2553 US 1971 Sell This Version
ST 2553, ST-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records, Apple Records ST 2553, ST-2553 US 1971 Sell This Version
ST 2553, ST-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, RE, Grn) Capitol Records, Apple Records ST 2553, ST-2553 US 1971 Sell This Version
ST 2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, RE, Tru) Capitol Records ST 2553 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
SOLP-7078 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album) Odeon SOLP-7078 Venezuela 1974 Sell This Version
ST 2553, T 2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 2553, T 2553 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
ST 2553, ST-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP) Capitol Records, Apple Records ST 2553, ST-2553 US 1975 Sell This Version
EAS-80568 The Beatles = ザ・ビートルズ* The Beatles = ザ・ビートルズ* - Yesterday And Today = イエスタデイ・アンド・トゥデイ(LP, Album, RE) Apple Records EAS-80568 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
ST 2553, ST-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 2553, ST-2553 US 1976 Sell This Version
ST 2553, ST-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 2553, ST-2553 US 1976 Sell This Version
ST 2553, ST-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, RE, Ora) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 2553, ST-2553 US 1976 Sell This Version
ST-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, Tru) Capitol Records ST-2553 US 1976 Sell This Version
ST 2553, ST-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, RE) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 2553, ST-2553 US 1976 Sell This Version
4XT 2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(Cass, Album) Capitol Records 4XT 2553 US 1978 Sell This Version
ST 2553, ST-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 2553, ST-2553 US 1978 Sell This Version
ST 2553, ST-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, RE, Pur) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 2553, ST-2553 US 1978 Sell This Version
ST-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, RE, Tru) Capitol Records ST-2553 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
SLEM-051 (ST-X-1-2553) The Beatles Yesterday ... And Today(LP, Album) Capitol Records SLEM-051 (ST-X-1-2553) Mexico 1981 Sell This Version
SOLP-7078 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, RE) EMI SOLP-7078 Venezuela 1981 Sell This Version
102-04214, SOLP-7078 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, RE) EMI, EMI 102-04214, SOLP-7078 Venezuela 1982 Sell This Version
ST-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, RE, Tru) Capitol Records ST-2553 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
ST 2553, ST-2553 The Beatles Yesterday... And Today(LP, Album, RE, 80s) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 2553, ST-2553 US 1983 Sell This Version
ST 2553, ST-2553 The Beatles Yesterday... And Today(LP, Album, RE, MP) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 2553, ST-2553 US 1983 Sell This Version
4214 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, RE) EMI 4214 Venezuela 1984 Sell This Version
C1-90447 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, Mono, MP, RE, C1 ) Capitol Records C1-90447 US 1988 Sell This Version
PDL-1001 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(CD, Unofficial) PDL Disques PDL-1001 1990 Sell This Version
C4-90447 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(Cass, Album, RE) Capitol Records, Apple Records C4-90447 US 1992 Sell This Version
DPRO-79960, YAT-420 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(CD, Unofficial) Capitol Records (2), Roaring Mouse DPRO-79960, YAT-420 US 1995 Sell This Version
DPRO-79964 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(CD, Unofficial, RE) Capitol Records (2), Roaring Mouse DPRO-79964 US 1996 Sell This Version
DPRO-79964 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(CDr, Unofficial, Mono) Capitol Records (2) DPRO-79964 US 1996 Sell This Version
T 2553 The Beatles Yesterday...And Today(CD, Album, Mono, Unofficial) Capitol Records (2) T 2553 US 2000 Sell This Version
ST 2553 The Beatles Yesterday...And Today(CD, Album, Unofficial) Capitol Records (2) ST 2553 US 2000 Sell This Version
ST2553 The Beatles Yesterday...And Today(CD, Album, Unofficial, RE) Capitol Records (2) ST2553 US 2000 Sell This Version
T-2553 The Beatles Yesterday...And Today(CDr, Album, Mono, Unofficial) Capitol Records (2) T-2553 US 2000 Sell This Version
T-2553 The Beatles Yesterday...And Today(CDr, Album, Mono, Unofficial) Capitol Records (2) T-2553 US 2005 Sell This Version
ST 2552 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Pic, RE, Unofficial) Capitol Records (2) ST 2552 US 2007 Sell This Version
T-2553 The Beatles Yesterday...And Today(CDr, Album, Mono, Unofficial) Capitol Records (2) T-2553 US 2007 Sell This Version
EAS-80568 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(CD, Album, RM, Unofficial, Vin) Apple Records (3) EAS-80568 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
T 2552 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Unofficial, Blu) Capitol Records (2) T 2552 US 2009 Sell This Version
T2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, Mono, Unofficial, Gre) Capitol Records T2553 US 2010 Sell This Version
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ST 2553, T-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Unofficial, Lig) Capitol Records (2), Capitol Records (2) ST 2553, T-2553 US 2010 Sell This Version
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T 2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Unofficial, Red) Capitol Records (2) T 2553 US 2010 Sell This Version
ST 2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Unofficial, Whi) Capitol Records (2) ST 2553 US 2010 Sell This Version
ST 2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today (CD, Unofficial) Capitol Records (2) ST 2553 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
ST 2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(CD, Album, Unofficial, Pap) Capitol Records (2) ST 2553 Russia 2011 Sell This Version
TOCP-71111 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(CD, Unofficial, 45t) Apple Records (3), Capitol Records (2) TOCP-71111 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
T 2553, T-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, Unofficial) Capitol Records (2), Capitol Records (2) T 2553, T-2553 US 2011 Sell This Version
T 2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Unofficial, Cle) Capitol Records (2) T 2553 US 2011 Sell This Version
TOCP-71111 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(CD, Album, Unofficial, 45t) Apple Records (3) TOCP-71111 Russia 2012 Sell This Version
B0019708-02, ST 2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Mono) Apple Records, Capitol Records, UMe, Apple Records B0019708-02, ST 2553 US 2014 Sell This Version
ST 2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(CD, Unofficial) Capitol Records (2), Apple Records (3) ST 2553 Russia 2014 Sell This Version
ST 2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Comp, Unofficial, Ora) Capitol Records (2) ST 2553 US 2014 Sell This Version
ST 2553, T-2553, T 2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, RE, Unofficial, Mar) Capitol Records (2), Capitol Records (2), Capitol Records (2) ST 2553, T-2553, T 2553 US 2014 Sell This Version
DPRO-79964, ST-2553 The Beatles Yesterday and Today(CDr, Unofficial, Mono) Capitol Records (2), Capitol Records (2) DPRO-79964, ST-2553 US 2015 Sell This Version
TCD-2553 The Beatles "Yesterday"...And Today(CD, Mono, Unofficial) Not On Label (The Beatles) TCD-2553 Unknown Sell This Version
none The Beatles Yesterday And Today(CD, Album, Unofficial, Pap) Capitol Records (2) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
SIAP 045 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(CD, Unofficial) Silver Apple (2) SIAP 045 Unknown Sell This Version
ST 2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, Pic, Unofficial, But) Capitol Records (2) ST 2553 Unknown Sell This Version
ST 2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records ST 2553 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
ST 2553, T 2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, RP) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 2553, T 2553 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
ST-2553, ST 2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, RP) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST-2553, ST 2553 US Unknown Sell This Version
ST 2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, RP, Tru) Capitol Records ST 2553 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
FL-1813 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, Unofficial) First Record FL-1813 Taiwan Unknown Sell This Version
T 2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, Unofficial, Yel) Capitol Records (2) T 2553 US Unknown Sell This Version
T 2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, MP, Unofficial, Mono) Capitol Records (2) T 2553 Unknown Sell This Version

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Psychopedro

Psychopedro

November 23, 2015
referencing Yesterday And Today, LP, Comp, Unofficial, Ora, ST 2553

Obviously taken from the vinyl media itself and not from some master tape, but the sound is still enjoyable. Also, in the cover says "Stereo" but the record is in fact mono, with the original mono mixes, like in "I'm Only Sleeping" which has the extra guitar part on a verse.
christmashtn

christmashtn

November 14, 2015
edited 2 months ago
referencing Yesterday And Today, CD, Unofficial, RE, DPRO-79964
Does not contain the original Capitol Stereo mix, which had "I'm Only Sleeping", "Dr. Robert", + "And Your Bird Can Sing" in Capitol Duo-phonic mixes. Roaring Mouse used either a later LP pressing or tape edition, which contain unique US true Stereo mixes of these three songs. They did not appear until 1969 via The Capitol Record Club. True Stereo versions in retail stores did not appear until the early 1970's. Also take note of an alternate butcher cover which Roaring Mouse used, which is different than the one Capitol actually sent out. We see less of George's teeth here and Paul is not smiling.
loyalfantx

loyalfantx

October 12, 2015
referencing Yesterday... And Today, LP, Album, RE, MP, ST 2553, ST-2553
That date seems very late for a black label with the rainbow circle around it. In fact, I sincerely doubt the date on this is correct.
Mr.rick

Mr.rick

February 22, 2015
referencing Yesterday And Today, LP, Mono, Fir, T 2553
I have a sealed copy of this lp which is labeled as T2553. I suspect it is a reproduction or later release. How can I tell for certain?
junkntreasurevinyl

junkntreasurevinyl

January 5, 2015
referencing Yesterday And Today, LP, Album, 2nd, ST 2553, ST-2553
HOW MUCH DOES THE CANADIAN MONO SECOND STATE COVER GO FOR
compur

compur

July 16, 2014
referencing Yesterday And Today, LP, Album, 2nd, ST 2553, ST-2553
How is the median price $22? Something's wrong there.
MedozK

MedozK

July 15, 2014
referencing Yesterday And Today, LP, Album, Unofficial, T 2553, T-2553

Take a few left over Rubber Soul tracks ("Drive My Car," "Nowhere Man," "If I Needed Someone," and "What Goes On"). Add two old Help! tracks that had been issued as a single ("Yesterday" and "Act Naturally"). Pour in a single from late '65 ("We Can Work It Out" and "Day Tripper"). Then supply a bonus of three songs from the still-unreleased NEW British album ("I'm Only Sleeping," "Doctor Robert," and "And Your Bird Can Sing"). What do you get? The appropriately-titled Yesterday...and Today, another popular album in the good old USA.

The front cover to the "new" album was the same shot that was used in England to promote the "Paperback Writer" single: an unfinished photograph of the Beatles wearing butcher smocks and holding cuts of meat and dolls. The picture was part of a group of three that was meant to shatter the Beatles' image. Instead, this picture became an instant collectors' item! Radio stations began to remark about the album immediately, and Capitol issued a withdrawal notice before the actual release date.

Some copies (less than 60,000) got out with the original cover intact. Many more were reissued the same week with a new photo (the Beatles around a steamer trunk) pasted over the original one. Later copies feature only the "trunk" cover. The pause in Capitol's plans didn't stop this album from hitting #1.

NOTE: "We Can Work It Out" and "Day Tripper" had been mixed for stereo for an Australian album. So they ARE in true stereo on this album.

NOTE 2: Most releases on vinyl feature the three Revolver songs in rechanneled stereo. Capitol didn't want to wait the week it would take to get the stereo mixes. But all tape copies, the "record club" issues from the late 60's and 70's, and some later copies of the album, do feature the Revolver songs in stereo--although the mixes differ from the UK mix, as usual.
adamsaurusrex

adamsaurusrex

July 7, 2014
referencing Yesterday And Today, LP, Album, Mono, Tru, T 2553, T-2553
My copy has "T1-2553-F11" stamped with a hand-etched "#3" on side 1, and "T2-2553-G1" stamped with "#2" hand-etched in the runout grooves.
jadedtom

jadedtom

July 5, 2014
referencing Yesterday And Today, LP, Club, RE, Tru, ST-8- 2553

What is really annoying is that George Martin had true stereo masters of these songs, but Capitol opted for that beautiful fake 'duophonic' sound on those three songs.
wyomingdoubter

wyomingdoubter

April 22, 2014
referencing Yesterday And Today, LP, Club, RE, Tru, ST-8- 2553
Black label club edition, with same release number, was issued a little earlier. Both label versions have all tracks in true stereo.