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The Beatles MONO Butcher Cover "Yesterday and Today" Sealed Record Album Cover
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The buyer is advised to check blogs and Beatles forums for more details regarding each release and what has and has not been tampered with.
Yet it holds together remarkably well.
We get 22 tracks--both mono and stereo tracks.
There are five unique mixes here (some of them more subtle than others in terms of their differences) for the U.S. that either haven't appeared before on CD or appear remastered here for the first time.
"I'm Only Sleeping", "And Your Bird Can Sing" and "Doctor Robert" (all mono) differ slightly from their U.K. counterparts. "We Can Work It Out" and "Day Tripper" use the earlier 1966 stereo mixes (and "Day Tripper" has the "drop out flaw" evident on earlier versions of the song).
Unfortunately, the unique stereo mixes for the three from "Revolver" (which hadn't been released yet--George Martin gave early mixes to Capitol for this release on LP) and duophonic versions that were on the first pressing aren't here either (the latter isn't as much of a loss as they were basically mono versions with a bit more treble and slightly out of phase compared to the other track).
The remixes for the 1987 versions of "Help!" and "Rubber Soul" are used here rather than the original mixes.
So this edition isn't quite authentic but it does sound pretty good.
Except for the unique tracks mentioned earlier these are ALL the 2009 remasters just repurposed for this set.
One area this release excels at is the packaging.Read more ›
This U.S. Beatles compilation is interesting in that it will always be the one to feature TWO songs sung by Ringo!
While being disappointed and disgusted with the fact that the 1965 stereo mixes were not used for this CD release, I was rather surprised, but relieved, that the stereo mixes of both "Day Tripper" and "We Can Work It Out," as heard on the original stereo vinyl edition of "Yesterday and Today," were actually used! These mixes are different from the mixes that appeared on "Past Masters," "1," and the "Red (Hits) Album," in that there is no "echo" attached to the vocals. Also, the "Y & T" stereo mix of "Day Tripper" starts off with only one electric guitar (Not "duel" electric guitars) and fades out a few seconds later than the more common mixes. For the "Y & T" stereo mix of "We Can Work It Out," the harmonium is "centered" during the choruses and not on the right-hand stereo channel, plus there is a quicker fade at the end of the song. In addition, I remember the cassette version "ruining" the stereo mixes, as everything that was supposed to appear on the right-hand stereo channel was more "centered," much like the 1987 stereo mixes ... Not sure why that happened, and I had bought two different copies to make sure, and it was the same thing!
Being that I first heard the cassette version of this album, I liked the sequence of songs on that version better ...Read more ›
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How cool that the alternate cover came within the CD! No wonder they looked so grumpy on this cover! Great music never fades away.Published 4 days ago by Kathie Blair
Very cool part is that it has the false cover which is pictured on amazon as a vinyl sticker! Once that is removed it is the buthcer cover! Perfect!!!Published 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
I am a major Beatles fan and am slowly collecting all the CD's they have made. I love Yesterday and Today.Published 2 months ago by Martha