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 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.

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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
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, ST-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, Mixed, But) Capitol Records, Capitol Records T 2553, ST-2553 Jamaica 1966 Sell This Version
LEM 051 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, Mono) Capitol Records LEM 051 Mexico 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 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, Mono, 3rd) Capitol Records, EMI T 2553 US 1966 Sell This Version
T 2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, Mono, Fir) Capitol Records 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, Sec) 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 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 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
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
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ST 2553, ST-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, Tru) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 2553, ST-2553 Canada 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
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
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
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
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
CSJ-436 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, Unofficial, Ora) 中聲 CSJ-436 Taiwan 1966 Sell This Version
YT 2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 5" Reel, Album) 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
T-2553, No. 0531 The Beatles Yesterday and Today(PlayTape, EP, Mono) Capitol Records, Playtape T-2553, No. 0531 US 1967 Sell This Version
T 2553 The Beatles Yesterday......And Today(PlayTape, EP, Mono) Capitol Records T 2553 US 1967 Sell This Version
8XT 2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(8-Trk, Album) Capitol Records 8XT 2553 US 1968 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 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, Tru) Capitol Records 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, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records Y1T 2553, Y1T-2553 US 1968 Sell This Version
8XT-2553, 8XT 2553 The Beatles "Yesterday"... And Today(8-Trk, S/Sided, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 8XT-2553, 8XT 2553 US 1969 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-8- 2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, Club, RE, Tru) Capitol Records ST-8- 2553 US 1969 Sell This Version
ST 2553, ST-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 2553, ST-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 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records ST 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, Gre) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 2553, ST-2553 US 1969 Sell This Version
ST 2553, ST-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, RE, Gre) 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
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, 7" Reel, Album, Comp) Capitol Records L 2553 US 1970 Sell This Version
4XT 2553 The Beatles "Yesterday" ...And Today(Cass, Album, RE) Capitol Records 4XT 2553 US 1971 Sell This Version
ST 2553, ST-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, M/Print, RE, Red) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 2553, ST-2553 US 1971 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 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records ST 2553 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
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SLEM-051 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, RP, Tru) Capitol Records SLEM-051 Mexico 1971 Sell This Version
ST 2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, RE) 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, T-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, RP) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 2553, T-2553 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
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ST 2553, ST-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album) Capitol Records, Apple Records ST 2553, ST-2553 US 1975 Sell This Version
ST 2553, ST-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, RE, Win) 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
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SLEM-051 The Beatles Yesterday ... And Today(LP, Album, RE, Gre) Capitol Records SLEM-051 Mexico 1978 Sell This Version
4XT 2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(Cass, Album) Capitol Records 4XT 2553 US 1978 Sell This Version
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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) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 2553, ST-2553 US 1978 Sell This Version
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ST-2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, RE, Tru) Capitol Records ST-2553 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
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SLEM-051 The Beatles Yesterday ... And Today(LP, Album, Tan) Capitol Records SLEM-051 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
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ST 2553, ST-2553 The Beatles Yesterday... And Today(LP, Album, Mono, MP, RE, SRC) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 2553, ST-2553 US 1986 Sell This Version
C4-90447 The Beatles "Yesterday"...And Today(Cass, Album, RE) Capitol Records C4-90447 US 1988 Sell This Version
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PDL-1001 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(CD, Album, Unofficial) PDL Disques PDL-1001 1990 Sell This Version
C4-90447 The Beatles "Yesterday"...And Today(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Capitol Records, Apple Records C4-90447 US 1991 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, Album, Promo, Unofficial) Capitol Records (2), EMI (2) DPRO-79960, YAT-420 US 1995 Sell This Version
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T 2553 The Beatles Yesterday...And Today(CD, Album, Mono, Unofficial) Capitol Records (2) T 2553 US 2000 Sell This Version
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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, Album, Unofficial, Blu) Capitol Records (2) T 2552 US 2009 Sell This Version
T2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(LP, Album, Mono, Bla + LP, Mono) Capitol Records T2553 US 2010 Sell This Version
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3764598, ST 2553 The Beatles Yesterday And Today(CD, Album, Mono) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 3764598, ST 2553 Argentina 2014 Sell This Version
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records505

records505

January 7, 2019
referencing Yesterday And Today, LP, Album, Tru, ST 2553, ST-2553
Did they make these with stamps for rings in radio broadcast straight from the press? I'm curious if the copy I have was re-wrapped. It's in immaculate condition and I don't want to open it up if I don't have to.
streetmouse

streetmouse

November 14, 2018
edited 2 months ago
referencing Yesterday And Today, LP, Album, But, ST 2553, ST-2553

Yesterday and Today is one of the most solid Beatles albums out there, and that praise is just for the music, not the banned album cover that is now highly prized.

Once again in 1966 we find The Beatles releasing an album for the American market only, a collection of songs that were recorded but never used from sessions in 1965 and 1966. For this reason many critics claim that Yesterday and Today is not an authentic album, being a mere compilation, as it wasn’t derived from a concept … but then so many Beatles albums were laced with material that spanned many years. For that reason, the record has always maintained a special and important place in my Beatle’s collection.

As to the butcher cover: Enjoying a bit of frolic and the lads were sincerely tired of doing simply another photo session, the band decided to work with Robert Whittaker for a project called “A Somnambulant Adventure,” which was a rather extensive project featuring the four lads from Liverpool dressed in white butcher’s smocks, surrounded by pieces of meat and body parts from plastic dolls ... though this was only part of a conceptual piece. Due to a couple of seemingly incomprehensible oversights, the butcher cover found its way onto about 750,000 copies of Yesterday and Today. These copies were recalled by Capitol the day after its release and were either dumped in landfills or hastily covered up with the much more friendly “trunk cover,” which was much less shocking and much more appropriate for a band with a following as large as the Beatles. At the time, this was seen as the first big public relations blunder that the band had made.

The image idea belonged to Robert Whitaker, a 26-year-old Australian photographer with a dark sense of humor and love of the surreal, which made him one of the band’s favorite cameramen. Whitaker was responsible for some of the most profound images of the Fab 4; with Whitaker winning praise for his amusing portrait of John Lennon posed with a dandelion over one eye. Drawn from the Greek myth of Narcissus and a quote from Euripides, the image beautifully captured the Beatles’ idiosyncratic sensibilities. Now, when the group arrived at his studio in London’s chic Chelsea neighborhood on March 25th, 1966, the well-read Whitaker had a more ambitious concept in mind. “I got fed up with taking squeaky-clean pictures of the Beatles, and I thought I’d revolutionize what pop idols are.” Having personally witnessed the biblical level of Beatle adulation, including their record-breaking concert at Shea Stadium, Whitaker was inspired to create a satirical photo series that would address the absurd degree of their fame and remind fans that these rock deities were actually flesh and blood. “All over the world I’d watched people worshiping like gods, four Beatles,” he explained. “To me they were just stock standard normal people. But this emotion that fans poured on them made me wonder where Christianity was heading.” The track list for Yesterday and Today consisted of songs elbowed from the abridged American versions of Help! and Rubber Soul, padded out with recent hit singles and three new Lennon compositions recorded for the Revolver sessions. When pushed to supply a cover, the Beatles’ promptly submitted the “butcher” photo. Today many fans insist this was a dig at Capitol for “butchering” their American albums by altering the track sequence. Whitaker categorically denied this, dismissing the claims as “… rubbish, absolute nonsense.”

When it comes to the music, the styles, visions and sounds are wide and varied, infusing their harmonic meanderings in jangle pop Byrd-ish fashion, enjoying both a romp though the folk-rock scene and ever so gently slipping into the psychedelic waters, waters that would become a wave, washing over the world. Understandably, at this time most music lovers did not appreciate Ringo’s two tracks, “Act Naturally” along with “What Goes On,” though over time, these numbers have taken on a life and respect of their own. All of that aside, the album never had a chance to actually fall or out of favor, as its place on the music charts was short-lived, with Revolver being released in a mere two months, with not much more needing to be said on that topic.

Aside from the album art, the record varies in its production, where primarily in America, several tracks were vested with enhanced echo and profoundly increased stereo separation attributes, though how different takes could find their way onto the same album (possibly different additions) is a bit perplexing, where even the UK version differers from the two American mixes. It is thought that this aspect was due to the stereo-ization of the record. Overly obsessive Beatles fans (and I’m one of them) will point out that some things can be heard in the mono version that are not heard on the stereo version, and that whole sections have been faded out … but this is something you need to discover on your own with back to back comparisons.

Regardless, this is not a bad bunch of tunes by any stretch of the imagination, with the songs coming across as assured, energetic and forward looking, where the boys sound incredibly young and spirited, all the while with their finger on the pulse of a radically changing world.

*** The Fun Facts: The album’s title was based on the song “Yesterday.”

Yes … I own one of the infamous Butcher Covers. Actually the backstory is, my aunt worked next to the Sears store in Chester, Pennsylvania, she purchased this album for me for the holidays and promptly forgot about it. I actually received it for my birthday the following year. By the time I held this bit of history in my arms I was already acutely aware of the rumors, and all those who'd ruined their copies. The glueing was rather rudimentary at best, but I didn’t want to mess it up, meaning I was one of the lucky ones who left things as they were. In the early 1990’s I finally had the money to take my prized possession to a proper paper conservator in New York City. This was not his first rodeo with Yesterday and Today, so there was already a process in place. Not only does my copy look great, but I also have the original Trunk Cover that was laid over this gem.

Review by Jenell Kesler
jordankrug2

jordankrug2

November 11, 2018
referencing Yesterday And Today, LP, Album, RE, ST 2553

Picked up a near mint copy yesterday, sounds fantastic, great low end.
nycanalog92

nycanalog92

October 24, 2018
referencing Yesterday And Today, LP, Album, Tru, ST 2553, ST-2553
Sound is meh, and is typical for an early US Pressing...
jmyers99

jmyers99

August 24, 2018
edited 5 months ago
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I have this, but it has a 2 to the left of the RIAA logo on the back cover and the matrixes are Side 1: S T 1-2553 - A3, Side 2: ST 2-2553-B 2
aoxomoxoa1968

aoxomoxoa1968

August 17, 2018
edited 5 months ago
referencing Yesterday And Today, LP, Album, Tru, ST 2553, ST-2553

Mine has the "Full Dimensional Stereo" banner on the jacket. But has all other markings.
irvinsf

irvinsf

August 6, 2018
referencing Yesterday And Today, LP, Album, Tru, ST 2553, ST-2553
I have a copy of Yesterday And Today with the Gold record Award on the front and the number 12 on the lower right (back).I'm trying to find when this album was recorded where this album cover was printed.
Dark_Autumn_Hour

Dark_Autumn_Hour

July 27, 2018
referencing Yesterday And Today, LP, Album, RP, Tru, ST 2553, ST-2553

Fairly certain this is the pressing I own, but the name "Paul Hanks" is also in the dead wax. Anyone have any info?
A.B1

A.B1

April 27, 2018
referencing Yesterday And Today, LP, Album, RE, ST 2553
i think i have a copy of this for sale but it is hard to tell if it is the exact copy from the photos, can anybody help? please
Jordan.Fuzul

Jordan.Fuzul

April 26, 2018
referencing Yesterday And Today, LP, Album, But, ST 2553, ST-2553

Must have record for everybody...if you are lucky to get one.