The Beatles ‎– Yesterday And Today

Capitol Records ‎– T 2553, Capitol Records ‎– T-2553
Vinyl, LP, Album, Mono, Second State - Butcher Cover

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A1 Drive My Car
Written-By – John Lennon-Paul McCartney*
A2 I'm Only Sleeping
Written-By – John Lennon-Paul McCartney*
A3 Nowhere Man
Written-By – John Lennon-Paul McCartney*
A4 Dr. Robert
Written-By – John Lennon-Paul McCartney*
A5 Yesterday
Written-By – John Lennon-Paul McCartney*
A6 Act Naturally
Written-By – John Russell*, Voni Morrison
B1 And Your Bird Can Sing
Written-By – John Lennon-Paul McCartney*
B2 If I Needed Someone
Written-By – George Harrison
B3 We Can Work It Out
Written-By – John Lennon-Paul McCartney*
B4 What Goes On?
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney, Starkey*
B5 Day Tripper
Written-By – John Lennon-Paul McCartney*

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Underneath the regular cover in the picture shown is the so-called ''butcher'' cover of this release which induced such an outrage that the album was recalled and new artwork was created from an earlier Beatles photoshoot. A small number of copies escaped and appeared on the market nonetheless. These are known as ''first state'' butcher covers. Not wanting to lose time with waiting until the new covers were ready, Capitol decided to first use the new front slicks and glue them over the original artwork, to hide its offensive picture from the public eye. The (not too many) copies of this that came unto the market are known as ''second state'' butcher covers. These are descernible by checking the cover in the middle on the right hand side. If the ''butcher'' artwork is underneath, a dark triangle (of Ringo's turtleneck) shines through (see ''more images''). If the pasted slick is removed and the original artwork thus restored the release is known as a ''third state'' butcher cover. All three states are known in stereo too. This entry in Discogs is the second state cover version.

Released on a black Capitol label with rainbow rim.
On the label the cat. no. appears as T-2553, on the cover as T 2553.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1): T2-2553-F3 #3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2): T2-2553-F7
  • Barcode (Label Side 1 (Under Cat. #)): T-X-1-2553
  • Barcode (Label Side 2 (Under Car. #)): T-X-2-2553
  • Other (Dead Wax Area): Triangle w/ IANM inside
  • Other (Jacket Back (Lower Right)): RIAA Emblem with a 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, side A): T1-2553-G8
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, side B): T2-2553-F5
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, side A etched, stamped): T-1-2553-G-22 2 ✲
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, side B etched, stamped): T-2-2553-G-18 2 ✲

Other Versions (5 of 192) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ST 2553, ST-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, But) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 2553, ST-2553 US 1966 Sell This Version
T 2553, T-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Whi) Capitol Records (2), Capitol Records (2) T 2553, T-2553 US 2010 Sell This Version
PDL-1001 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(CD, Album, Unofficial) PDL Disques PDL-1001 1990 Sell This Version
ST 2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, Unofficial, Cle) Capitol Records (2) ST 2553 US 2011 Sell This Version
ST 2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records ST 2553 Canada 1972 Sell This Version