THE BUTCHER COVER
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
Pictures and info on the butcher cover.
On June 14, 1966 Capitol Records
released Yesterday and Today by The Beatles in the United States.
The cover featured a picture taken by Robert Whitaker
which had The Beatles in butcher smocks and covered with pieces of meat and
parts of baby dolls.
Parents were outraged when they saw the cover and Capitol Records quickly
recalled the record and began destroying them.
As some 750,000 of the album jackets were printed the
bigwigs at Capitol Records soon decided to paste over a new cover instead of
having to reprint the whole jacket, as a result there are three versions of the
butcher cover available for collectors.
Apart from the three versions, the album was available
in stereo and mono with the stereo version being more valuable.
The 1st State covers are the rarest, they never had the new
cover pasted on them and sell in excess of $10,000.00 USD for the stereo
The 2nd state
covers had the new cover pasted on but it is still intact and unpeeled. They go
for about $3,000.00 USD.
The 3rd state covers had the new cover pasted on but it has since been peeled.
These sell for about $2,000.00 USD.
A stereo copy still sealed in its original packaging
sold at auction for $38,500.00 in 1999.
The Butcher Cover & The Replacement
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