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    Beatles "Yesterday and Today" Butcher Cover Promo Poster. A very rare promotional poster featuring the notorious "butcher" cover for the "Yesterday ... and Today" album. 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). What should have been a routine album, the proposed 11-song U.S.-only compilation of singles and leftover U.K. LP tracks, 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 albums like this one seemed to chop up their repertory. Initially, Capitol Records' art department went along with the gag and approved a print run of the album, but negative reactions from record chain buyers and disc jockeys forced Capitol to reconsider and a new, tamer photo replaced the original cover. In the end, between the junking of the artwork and the overtime needed to salvage the inventory, the album ended up as the only U.S. Beatles' album to show a loss on Capitol's books. In Excellent condition with minor wear to the corners and a very tiny tear to the lower right corner. A rare piece of must-have Beatles memorabilia.

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    April, 2006
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
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