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The Beatles, Yesterday And Today: £2,000
In 1966, Capitol decided to release a Beatles compilation, culling tracks from Help!, Rubber Soul and their next LP, Revolver. The cover shot was taken by photographer Robert Whittaker in Chelsea, London, on 25 March 1966, with the Fab Four wearing butchers' overalls covered in meat.
Capitol pressed 750,000 copies of the LP but, when promotional albums were sent out, the cover received such a negative reaction that Capitol decided to change the sleeve. Rather than incur the expense of a full reprint, they produced the new cover image - with the boys posing around a trunk - and pasted them over the original "butcher" picture.
The LPs were then sent out for distribution. The "butcher" cover is one of the most notorious Beatles' covers. Collectors seek it in three "states": the pure edition which was not subjected to a paste over; the retooled album with the paste-over cover (around £1,500); and a "peeled" version where a fan or dealer has painstakingly removed the replacement image to reveal the "butcher" beneath.
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My wife has an 'almost-new' white-Beatles stereo album - with the poster inserts intact in their original folds. - Reading the MSN values we 'leapt' [ well staggered ] for the cupboard to find that Her sleeve is of the embossed version, in quite good condition [ for 40 yr-old ] but is un-numbered..... The records have been played but are unscratched - could do with a 'clean-up'.
Any views of the 'value' as stated ? ? She has visions of a new-car - I'd settle for a bicycle but, it's her record..... 'a-musical' Dave
nfortunately, all these records are only worth the valuations if they & the cover are in pristeen condition. Even the slightest scratch or dog-eared edge will devalue it massively. So if it's not perfect, don't get your hopes up too high.......
I have a Elvis vinyl LP in pink played only onec been trying to see if that was worth anything?
I have a copy of a record - 12 inch - by the Shadows. It is vinyl and has two tacks on only one side that run simultaneously to each other. I does mean that when the stylus goes onto the record it will perhaps pick the same track up each time and you would never hear the other track. The tracks are "Theme from the Deer Hunter" and "Don"t Cry For Me Argentina" issued by EMI.
I bought the record in a store in Holland a few years back. I have not seen this type of record listed for value purposes.
I am delighted to say that I have none of these sleeves and have never had any.
There can be nothing worse than knowing that you had something valuable and gave it away, probably to some twit who delivered it on to the bin.
(I took a specially ordered black sleeved copy of Genesis's "From Genesis to Revelation" (IN MONO) to Russia once.
Still, you can't hold on to everything.
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