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    Beatles Ringo Starr Signed Stereo "Butcher Cover" and Yesterday and Today Stereo Third State Framed Display. (Capitol-ST 2553, 1966). In June 1966, Capitol released Yesterday and Today, a compilation of songs that had not been released before on a US album. The album was on shelves for a mere two days before it was withdrawn due to then-controversial "Butcher" album cover.

    Only being in stores for a few days, very few stereo copies hit the market. Capitol hurried the re-release of the album with a new cover pasted over the original. Here we have a stereo copy that has had the top "trunk" cover peeled off to expose the banned cover beneath. Then at some point the owner of this rarity has had Ringo Starr autograph the cover. Ringo signs "love" in his later 60's style. Printed at the #5 LA pressing plant. Also included is a second-state "Butcher Cover" with the trunk paste-over still in place. It is difficult to procure a second-state in this condition, for in many cases people have peeled away some part of the cover op to expose the original.

    Condition of the signed over is VG-EX-6 with a 8" seam split on the bottom with some tears from the peel job, and there some writing at the top-right back cover. The disc is EX-7, and the original inner sleeve is VG EX-6. Also included is a reproduction of the recall letter from Capitol Records. The condition on the 2nd state cover is EX-7 . The record is in EX-7 condition with a copy of the original inner orange sleeve in EX-7 condition. Display overall measures 34" X 20". COA from Heritage Auctions.

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    November, 2018
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