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The Beatles "Yesterday and Today" Mono Record with Third State Butcher Cover

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A Beatles Yesterday and Today Mono LP featuring a third state “butcher cover". The cover features the members of the band in butcher’s smocks draped in pieces of meat and baby doll parts. The image was not originally intended as cover art, and was instead intended to be part of a conceptual art piece by the photographer Robert Whitaker. Capitol Records originally released 750,000 records with this cover. Capitol Records and its parent company received numerous complaints about the cover, and the records were recalled, with many of the covers ordered destroyed or pasted over with a less offensive cover. This record features the “third state” cover, meaning that the cover had been pasted over with a less offensive cover and had the less offensive cover removed.

Artist(s) The Beatles
Genre Rock
Number of Records 1
Release Date 1960s
Album Title(s) Yesterday and Today
Catalog Number T2553
Record Company Capital Records
Record Size "12"":/record-size/12"
Record Speed 33 1/3 RPM
Stereo/Mono Mono
  • Please note that records, cassettes, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, and all other forms of audio and video recording are not tested for functionality.


- missing inner sleeve; light scratches to record; spine is split; spots of staining; creases, spots of loss, and wrinkles to cover from previous separation of pasted on cover ; frame shows light wear and is missing two back clips to verso.


12.25" W x 0.25" H x 12.25" D

- measures the album.

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