The Beatles – Stereo 2nd State Butcher Cover “Yesterday & Today” LP
An unpeeled stereo ‘second state’ Beatles Yesterday and Today ‘Butcher Cover’ album, in VG+ condition.
First state ‘Butcher Covers’ were never pasted over, while ‘second state’ albums have the replacement ‘trunk’ cover pasted over the offending “butcher” slick, with the “V” from Ringo’s butcher smock slightly visible to the right of the top of the trunk. ‘Third state’ are second state ‘pasteover’ copies where someone has attempted to peel off the trunk cover.
Stereo Butcher covers are much rarer than mono copies, and second state butchers are more scarce than ‘peeled’ third state covers, as nearly everyone who found one tried to peel it, with varying degrees of success. This a #5, indicating it was printed in Los Angeles.
The original owner peeled back very tiny bits of the trunk slick on three of the corners to confirm there was a butcher cover underneath, but all of the pasteover slick is present, and no damage was done to the butcher slick underneath. There is a bit of waviness to the cover, some aging, and 1/2″ splits to the bottom spine at each corner. But overall this is a clean intact example. Included is an original first pressing disc in EX+ condition, an original orange Capitol inner sleeve, and copies of three Capitol recall letters for the butcher cover.
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