Lot #5006
Beatles 'Second State' Stereo Butcher Album

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Estimate: $800+

Description

The Beatles Yesterday and Today stereo 'second state' butcher cover (Capitol, 1966). This 'second state' example features the revised 'trunk cover' pasteover that Capitol Records used to fix the already printed album sleeves in response to public backlash. Ringo's tell-tale black v-neck from the original image can be seen through the pasteover on the right side. In fine condition. The record and original Capitol inner sleeve are not included.

Within days of releasing this miscellany of previous hits, Capitol recalled all copies in response to retailers' negative reactions to the original macabre cover image. The recalled copies were 'retrofitted' with a new pictorial flat, pasted over the first, featuring an innocuous image of the boys posed around a steamer trunk; these have frequently been peeled away by collectors to reveal the infamous butcher image below. Stereo covers are much rarer than the mono versions as they were produced in far fewer quantities.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Marvels of Modern Music
  • Dates: #571 - Ended December 12, 2019