A Beatles Yesterday and Today "Butcher" cover first state mono LP
1966, Capital 2553, 1st state mono version. The original cover for Yesterday and Today showed the Beatles draped by pieces of meat and decapitated baby dolls, and has come to be known as the "Butcher" cover. Creating a stir upon its release, Capital decided to recall all 750,000 albums and had them pasted over with the more conservative and now familiar image of the Beatles posed around an empty trunk.
- This item is actually a third state of "Yesterday and Today," with the right margin trimmed and the pasted "trunk" cover professionally removed.