Yesterday And Today - 2nd State

THE BEATLES Yesterday & Today (Original 1966 US rainbow label stereo vinyl LP, complete with 'Second State' unpeeled pasteover 'Butcher' sleeve. No effort has been made to remove the slick & the original 'butcher' cover design is still visibleunderneath ST2553)
See 'More Info' for futher background & condition details on this superb item...

click on this image to enlarge
Price Info
Product Availability Currently Unavailable - You can request the next copy of this item
Release Year 1966 - 53 years ago
Condition Unless stated otherwise in the description above, all items are in at least excellent condition - so please read our descriptions carefully. We try to sell items as close to Mint condition as possible, and many will indeed be close to brand new and/or unplayed. Others may be 'used' - and all will meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed.
Shipping Cost Add item to your basket to see shipping quote
Format vinyl LP album (LP record)
Record Label Capitol
Complete Stock List Go to The Beatles or visit our The Beatles collectors store
Product Catalogue No ST2553
Music Genre 60s Pop, 60s Rock, Apple label, 60s Beat, POP
Country Comes from USA Comes from 'USA'
click an image to view larger
Tracklisting & More Information

The Beatles Yesterday & Today album was released in the US by Capitol Records on June 15th 1966. The cover featured a highly controversial picture of the group dressed in white butcher smocks showing raw cuts of meat and parts of toy dolls strewn about their apperal.

The album was issued to radio stations and stores in advance of release and caused such an uproar that it was recalled.

As so many copies of the offensive cover had already been manufactured at great cost it was decided that rather than scrap these covers and reprint, a different picture slick showing the group around a luggage trunk would be printed and pasted over the offending image.

As news spread of the picture underneath, people tried to peel off the new slick to reveal the image, with varying success.

A butcher cover as issued by Capitol in its natural state is known as a first state copy. Mono copies in good condition fetch many thousands of dollars, regardless of condition, stereo copies fetch even more since there were 20 times more mono than stereo copies produced.

A butcher cover with the trunk cover slick pasted over the top is known as a second state. If you look carefully at the white area on the right hand side of the sleeve, Ringo's black V-neck sweater can be seen through the replacement slick.

Lastly a butcher sleeve with the trunk cover slick peeled off is known as a third state. It is very rare that a trunk cover slick can be removed without damaging the 'butcher' image beneath.

Very few copies were reportedly sold in stores with this cover in its first state and a first state stereo copy in resonable condition will now cost the collector in excess of $10,000!


The labels are Capitol rainbow rim in design with clear bright text, no blemishes or excessive spindlemarks & 'MFD BY CAPITOL' text on the label black area inside the colourband border.

The vinyl remains in Excellent condition with a deep sheen both sides & few signs of play. This is a superb example for playing, complete with the correct period 'Capitol 66' advertising inner and a copy of the recall letter as sent out by Ron Tepper from Capitol explaining the recall.

The all important cover is in stunning condition. All seams & edges are intact & the panels are Excellent with merely the lightest spot of age wear here or there. A superb, highly prized example!

1. Drive My Car
2. I'm Only Sleeping
3. Nowhere Man
4. Dr Robert
5. Yesterday
6. Act Naturally
7. And Your Bird Can Sing
8. If I Needed Someone
9. We Can Work It Out
10. What Goes On?
11. Day Tripper

Recording Artist The Beatles
Product Title Yesterday And Today - 2nd State
Product Information The Beatles Yesterday And Today - 2nd State USA vinyl LP album (LP record).
Language All tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
Additional info Deleted - A deleted or out-of-print item is one that is no longer manufactured. However, we stock thousands of out-of-print formats and we specialise in tracking down out-of-print, deleted and hard-to-find releases.
Artists Related To Aashish Khan, Arthur Wilkinson, Astrid Kirchherr, Attitudes, Backbeat, Bobby Keys, Brian Epstein, Brute Force, Carl Groszmann, Cavern Sound, Chris Hodge, Colonel, Cynthia Lennon, Dark Horse Records, David Hentschel, DBM, Denny Laine, Derek Taylor, Dhani Harrison, Elastic Oz Band, Elephant's Memory, George Harrison, George Martin, Goddess Of Fortune, Guthrie Thomas, Handmade Films, Harry Nilsson, Henry McCullough, James McCartney, Jimmy McCulloch & White Line, Jimmy Nicol, Jiva, Joey Molland, John Lennon, John Tavener, Julian Lennon, Julie Ege, Kamikaze One 85, Klaus Voormann, Linda McCartney, Lon & Derrek Van Eaton, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Mortimer, Musketeer Gripweed, NEMS (Record Label), New World Electronic Chambre Ensemble, Paul McCartney and Wings, Peace Choir, Percy Thrillington, Pete Best, Radha Krishna Temple, Ray Cathode, Ringo Or Robin, Ringo Starr, Rusty Anderson, Sean Lennon, Smokin' Mojo Filters, Splinter, Stairsteps, Stormer, Stuart Sutcliffe, Suzanne, Suzy And The Red Stripes, Tee-M, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, The Country Hams, The Fireman, The Fool, The London Jazz Four, The Mirza Men, The Moonlandingz, The Quarrymen, The Sundown Playboys, Thenewno2, Tony Sheridan, Traveling Wilburys, Yoko Ono
Product Barcode Not Available
Email to contact our sales team
Alternatively Known As Les Beatles,Los Beatles,Die Beatles,Fab Four
To Order Off Line or ask a question E-mail our sales team at
or call 011-44-844-264-0-991 quoting reference number BTLLPYE166737 accept a range of card payments!

we pay top prices for The Beatles records, CD and memorabilia
View a printer friendly version of this page view a printer friendly version of this page
<< back |  next >>


var ju_num="1CD30569-E7C3-4F7F-A9C4-CCCE1CB102AE";var asset_host=(("https:"==document.location.protocol)?"https":"http")+'://';(function() {var s=document.createElement('script');s.type='text/javascript';s.async=true;s.src=asset_host+'coupon_code1.js';var x=document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0];x.parentNode.insertBefore(s,x);})();