Capitol Rainbow Labels are Clean and Bright. This is the 1966 Capitol 1ST PRESSING!This is the audiophile acclaimed Los Angeles, CA MONO Pressing!! A "Compilation" of Quintessential Middle Period Beatles, at the very end of the Beatlemania period, released a couple months before their last public concert and before they retreated to the studio to create their Masterwork, Sgt.
Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The underbelly of this compilation, of course, is that the greedsters at Capitol had it in mind to get a "bonus" album out of The Beatles by patching together a bunch of songs they had ripped off of the Beatles' original Parlophone releases over the years, in order to present more product to the hungry American public (compare, for example Capitol's "Revolver" with Parlophone's "Revolver").
And of course unbeknownst to the Capitol bosses, they had played into a Faustian bargain whereupon The Beatles for their part (as one storyline plays it) decided to one up the greedsters with a visual representation of how they felt about their albums being ripped apart... In the Dead Wax: Side 1: Etched: T-1-2553-F-19 and the stamped glyph (Pressed at Capitol's Los Angeles, CA Pressing Plant). Side 2: Etched: T-2-2553-F-19 and the stamped glyph (Pressed at Capitol's Los Angeles, CA Pressing Plant). Cover: VG+ (see photos) An exceptionally well cared for, beautiful Second State Butcher Cover.
Cover retains most of its luster and color glossy beauty. The 1st State Textured cover can be felt and seen at various angles, under the 2nd State Slick. There are three small areas where the paper tears appear to have gone "beyond" the Butcher layer: 1. Top right, below the T 2553.A tiny strip, bottom left. A tinier spot, top left.
Otherwise, the Butcher Cover is intact beneath the 2nd State Slick. There is no ring wear on the front. There is minimal shelf wear (George's hair and a small amount along the bottom edge of the front cover). There is some ring wear and some yellowing on the back cover.Front and back of cover artwork and text are rich, clear and bright. Seams, corners and spine are all intact with "cracks" in the slick in a few places along the seams and wear spots in a few places along the seams. No split seams--there are no places where the seams are split apart. Parts of the band name and title are visible on the spine.
There's a name written at the top right corner and the top left corner. The back cover has the number 6, verifying that the cover matches the disc.
That is, this is a Mono record, pressed at Capitol's Los Angeles, CA Pressing Plant. Includes the (correct) Capitol inner sleeve which has a 2 inch split on one side, a 4 inch split on the other side and is taped along 4 inches of the bottom. Includes a copy of the original letter from Ron Tepper, dated June 14, 1966, attempting to explain to the DJ's they had sent Promo copies of "Yesterday"...
I love the denigrating use of the term'pop art' thrown in there, in quotations--how déclassé!!! See my other listings for other Beatles & Related items.I also have a treasure trove of Beatles LPs, 45s and memorabilia yet to be listed. Let me know what you're looking for. I wipe the dust off of every cover with clean, unscented baby wipes. I professionally clean the vinyl. (I also operate a Vinyl Record Cleaning business for your dusty/dirty records--if interested, send me a message). I cover the cost for this, so it doesn't cost you anything extra. Do this for all of your selections and then go to your cart to checkout. All records are packaged securely with the vinyl outside the jacket (to avoid seam split in transit). , ETC WITH THE ITEMS YOU WANT, AND CREATE A LISTING WITH THE EXACT WEIGHT OF YOUR LOT.
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First and early pressings are pressed from the first generation lacquers and stampers. They usually sound vastly superior to later issues/re-issues (which, in recent times, are often pressed from whatever'best' tapes or digital sources are currently available) - many so-called'audiophile' new 180g pressings are cut from hi-res digital sourcesessentially an expensive CD pressed on vinyl. Why experience the worse elements of both formats?
These are just High Maintenance CDs, with mid-ranges so cloaked with a veil as to sound smeared. They are nearly always compressed with murky transients and a general lifelessness in the overall sound.
There are exceptions where re-masters/re-presses outshine the original issues, but they are exceptions and not the norm. First or early pressings nearly always have more immediacy, presence and dynamics. The sound staging is wider. Subtle instrument nuances are better placed with more spacious textures. Balances are firmer in the bottom end with a far-tighter bass.
Upper-mid ranges shine without harshness, and the overall depth is more immersive. On first and early pressings, the music tends to sound more alive and vibrant. The physics of sound energy is hard to clarify and write about from a listening perspective, but the best we can describe it is to say that you can'hear' what the mixing and mastering engineers wanted you to hear when they first recorded the music. Album to be created exclusively for the American market without the group's direct consent, and its tumultuous history seemed to bring the issue of those albums to a head, both for the group and Capitol Records.
Owing to business and market differences between England and America, the label had reconfigured every one of the group's long-players in America up to that point, and also generated a few LPs out of singles, B-sides, and EP tracks that had no U. Equivalent on 12 vinyl -- the Beatles. Had tolerated it all quietly in the early days, content to go along amid the whirlwind of success they were riding, even in the face of such abominations as the original U. By 1966, however, they were on a firmer footing, and well past being wide-eyed teenagers from the north of England; they'd also begun to express themselves creatively in media beyond music, and take themselves a bit more seriously, and having a bit more fun as well -- by the spring of 1966, after all, they were neck-deep into the making of the Revolver.When confronted with what should have been a routine matter, the proposed 11-song U. Assembling a bunch of single sides and leftover U. Somehow, Capitol Records' executives went along with gag and approved the initial design, and a print run of the album was ordered up, anticipating the usual six-figure release-date demand for a "new" Beatles. Then the negative reactions started coming in from record chain buyers and disc jockeys, and Capitol was soon faced with a crisis -- everybody seemed to find the cover tasteless and even grotesque, and it was possible some department store chains would refuse to stock the album. A new, tamer photo replaced the original cover, and untold thousands of copies of the original "butcher cover" sleeves were pasted over with the new picture. In the end, between the junking of artwork and some jackets, and the overtime needed to salvage the inventory, Yesterday...
Ended up as the only U. Album to show a loss on Capitol's books. From that point forward, there would be better coordination between England and America to prevent such near-disasters.
As for the album itself, Capitol assembled four songs that had been removed from the British version of Rubber Soul. The singles "Yesterday, " "We Can Work It Out, " and "Day Tripper, " a pair of B-sides, and offered a "preview" of the upcoming Revolver.Album (released seven weeks later) in the form of "And Your Bird Can Sing" and "Doctor Robert" (neither one in its final mix). Amazingly, despite origins ranging across 18 months of the band's history, it all hung together very well, with the country-influenced "Act Naturally" and "What Goes On" -- both heavily featuring Ringo Starr. Adding some unexpected roots rock elements amid the cutting-edge, riff-driven glories of "Day Tripper" and others, and the latter contrasting beautifully with McCartney. Despite being thrown together in a blender, the album could stand next to almost any of the competition in the summer of 1966, though it became clear with the release of Revolver. Two months later, that the band had left most of the sounds represented here far behind them. The item "BEATLES Yesterday And Today BUTCHER COVER 1966 HOLY GRAIL 1ST PRESS! LOS ANGELES" is in sale since Tuesday, January 26, 2021. This item is in the category "Music\Vinyl Records". The seller is "thelicoricepizza" and is located in Sonoma, California. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.