Lennon, however, remained defiant. The Beatles could have flexed their formidable muscle, but to the surprise of all concerned, they backed down. Rather than risk future negotiations with reps at Capitol, Epstein who apparently loathed the photo convinced the Beatles to substitute a new shot — also taken by Whitaker — showing the band crowded around an old fashioned steamer trunk.
Rational minds ultimately hit upon a more efficient solution of pasting new cover slicks onto the existing sleeve. This saved time as well as money, and the inoffensive version of Yesterday and Today was in stores on June 20th, , five days later than scheduled.
They could have saved themselves the trouble. Whitaker was successful in his goal of humanizing the Beatles with his surreal photographs, but perhaps not in the way he expected. Whitaker captured this crucial time when innocent fun gave way to something less cuddly: four rebellious young men questioning the status quo and finding their voices as risk-taking artists.
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Calendar Created with Sketch. Capitol accomplished this by splitting the bass frequencies into one channel, and the treble frequencies into the other. So, when you listened to a song that was presented in Duophonic sound, you got this synthesized stereo effect. Capitol used the ST designation in the catalog number regardless if the music was presented in true stereo sound or synthesized stereo sound.
RCA used a technique where the one channel was run slightly later than the other, which produced an echo effect that simulates stereo. Now, on to the appearance of the album cover. There are four distinct versions of the "Yesterday And Today" cover. If the album cover has the Butcher image and never had a sticker pasted on top of it, it is known as a First State cover.
Some people have removed the stickers and tried to present peeled covers as being authentic First State issues. However, there are very few true First State covers out there, and given the time that has elapsed, the number of true First State covers that are in NM or better condition is very, very small.
The pristine copy also happens to be in the harder-to-find stereo version. Photo courtesy Heritage Auctions. Second State: When people started flipping out over the album cover image that showed The Beatles dressed in white coats, posing with decapitated dolls and assorted hunks of meat, Capitol executives issued a recall for the album.
The EX-condition cover on this stereo copy of Capitol has a red stain along the back right edge as well as general spine wear; the disc is in VG condition.
Given that glue is inherently sticky, you can guess how this worked out much of the time. Capitol printed far more from-scratch trunk covers sleeves at the printer than it did the replacement cover slicks that were pasted over the Butcher cover albums. This is why the Trunk Cover variation is so much less valuable than the Second State variation.
When you put the audio and visual factors together along with other variations, like the design and color on the record label , you can see why values for this record are all over the map. For instance, an earlier pressing of a Trunk Cover version Capitol ST , partial stereo, released in has age in its favor over the reissues and reprints made in the s and s.
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