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    Beatles Alternate Cover Art for Yesterday and Today. This set of color key film separations features an alternate, unused version of the "trunk" cover used to replace the controversial "butcher" cover art for the LP Yesterday and Today. Released in 1966, it was the last Beatles album to be created exclusively for the American market by Capitol Records without the group's direct consent (the label had reconfigured every one of the Beatle's LPs in America up to that point). The Beatles saw to it that the album was graced with a cover depicting the quartet in butcher smocks and handling raw pieces of meat and dismembered baby dolls -- their comment on how Capitol was handling their repertory. Initially, Capitol's art department went along with the gag and approved the cover, but negative reactions from record chain buyers and disc jockeys forced Capitol to reconsider and a new, tamer photo replaced the original. These four 13" x 13" separations are the only known surviving color key for this version of the cover, and are in Excellent condition, matted and framed to an overall size of 21.25" x 21.25". Accompanied by an LOA from Beatles historian Perry Cox.

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    October, 2008
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