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The Beatles: Yesterday And Today (trunk cover)

Yesterday And Today

June 15, 1966   Capitol Records

By the time the Capitol Records released Yesterday And Today, the Beatles were in hot water in America. The record was released just after John's infamous interview in which he stated that the Beatles were "bigger than Jesus", which angered Americans and provoked many bans on their music and public incinerations of memorabilia. But Yesterday And Today would take public dispproval to a whole new level, as the original cover featured the band in butcher's smocks with baby doll parts and raw meat covering them. The record was pulled almost immediately - creating an instant collector's item - and in the confusion that followed, several replacement covers were issued. Songs on the album were taken from the 'leftovers' of the British release Rubber Soul as well as the single/B-side "Yesterday/Act Naturally" (released on the UK version of Help!), the single/B-side "We Can Work It Out/Day Tripper", and three songs which had not, at that point, been released in the UK: "I'm Only Sleeping", "Doctor Robert", and "And Your Bird Can Sing" (which all wound up on the UK version of Revolver).

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Side A (LP)

  1. Drive My Car Lennon/McCartney
  2. I'm Only Sleeping Lennon/McCartney
  3. Nowhere Man Lennon/McCartney
  4. Doctor Robert Lennon/McCartney
  5. Yesterday Lennon/McCartney
  6. Act Naturally Morrison/Russell

Side B (LP)

  1. And Your Bird Can Sing Lennon/McCartney
  2. If I Needed Someone Harrison
  3. We Can Work It Out Lennon/McCartney
  4. What Goes On Lennon/McCartney/Starkey
  5. Day Tripper Lennon/McCartney

Capitol (S)T 2553 - June 15, 1966 (with butcher cover)
June 20, 1966 (with trunk cover)

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