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CAPITOL
Original Inner Sleeve


#10-1 Back to the top of the line
TITLE
"Yesterday"... And Today / "Butcher Cover"
Peeled cover type (3rd state)
RELEASE DATE
15th June. 1966/First Press
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! LABEL --> Click! DISK
yes yesback label label
LABEL CLOSE UP FRONT & BACK COVER CLOSE UP
layout layout layout layout
This label has a chubby printing type.
On label, without ".... Subsidiary of ...." perimeter print.
OTHER ITEM
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TRACK LISTING CATALOG NUMBER
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 T-2553
Drive My Car
I'm Only Sleeping
Nowhere Man
Dr. Robert
Yesterday
Act Naturally
And Your Bird Can Sing
If I Needed Someone
We Can Work It Out
What Goes On?
Day Tripper

LABEL
Capitol Black-rainbow

MIX
MONO

VINYL COLOR
BLACK
"SUBSIDIARY" PRINT
NO
COVER FORM
Single type.
FACTORY CODE
6
COMMENTS
Capitol black label with multicolor band with white perimeter print in black area:
without ".... Subsidiary of ...." perimeter print.
The first issue has a photo of the group dressed in white butcher smocks with cut of raw meat and toy doll parts on the front cover. These first state issues were mainly distributed to the media and record company personnel. Very few were actually sold retail. A letter of recall was sent to distributors requesting that all copies were returned to Capitol Records.
Due to the controversial nature of the "Butcher cover", Capitol Records initially planned to destroy all copies. After the destruction of several thousand copies, Capitol realized that pasting replacement slicks over the "Butcher cover" would be a more economical approach to solving their problem.
This replacement version is known as the "Trunk cover paste-over".
"Peeled" refers to the fact that the "Trunk slick" has been peeled off the "Butcher slick" underneath.



#10-2 Back to the top of the line
TITLE
"Yesterday"... And Today
RELEASE DATE
1971
FRONT BACK LABEL DISK
yes yesback label label
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
cover LP cover can be found with the "R.I.A.A. GOLD RECORD AWARD" symbol. The word "MFD. BY APPLE RECORDS, INC." was printed on the bottom of the label.
OTHER ITEM
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TRACK LISTING CATALOG NUMBER
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 ST-2553
Drive My Car
I'm Only Sleeping
Nowhere Man
Dr. Robert
Yesterday
Act Naturally
And Your Bird Can Sing
If I Needed Someone
We Can Work It Out
What Goes On?
Day Tripper

LABEL
APPLE with "MFD. BY APPLE.."

MIX
STEREO

VINYL COLOR
BLACK
COVER FORM
Single type.
FACTORY CODE
12
COMMENTS
Apple label with " MFD BY APPLE..." perimeter print.
Issued in Capitol Records marked covers.



#10-3 Back to the top of the line
TITLE
"Yesterday"... And Today ("Butcher Cover" Replica)
RELEASE DATE
1991?
FRONT BACK LABEL DISK
yes yesback label label
INNER SLEEVE OTHER ITEM
sleeve sticker

Label Sticker
sheet
A letter of recall

TRACK LISTING CATALOG NUMBER
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 ST-2553
Drive My Car
I'm Only Sleeping
Nowhere Man
Dr. Robert
Yesterday
Act Naturally
And Your Bird Can Sing
If I Needed Someone
We Can Work It Out
What Goes On?
Day Tripper

LABEL
-

MIX
STEREO

VINYL COLOR
BLACK
COVER FORM
Single type.
FACTORY CODE
5
COMMENTS
"Butcher Cover/Stereo version" replica. Released for the 25th anniversary of the "butcher cover" release in the U.S. (maybe).
These copies have white label and come with the Capitol Black-rainbow label sticker.
Come with a letter of recall which was sent to distributors requesting that all copies were returned to Capitol Records.



#10-4 Back to the top of the line
TITLE
"Yesterday"... And Today (Replica)
RELEASE DATE
1991?
FRONT BACK LABEL DISK
yes yesback label label
INNER SLEEVE OTHER ITEM
sleeve sticker--Label Sticker

TRACK LISTING CATALOG NUMBER
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 ST-2553
Drive My Car
I'm Only Sleeping
Nowhere Man
Dr. Robert
Yesterday
Act Naturally
And Your Bird Can Sing
If I Needed Someone
We Can Work It Out
What Goes On?
Day Tripper

LABEL
-

MIX
STEREO

VINYL COLOR
BLACK
COVER FORM
Single type.
FACTORY CODE
5
COMMENTS
Same as #11-3, released for the 25th anniversary of the "butcher cover" release in the U.S. (Maybe).



#11 Back to the top of the line
TITLE
REVOLVER
RELEASE DATE
8th August.1966/First Press
FRONT BACK LABEL --> Click! DISK
revo revoback label label
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP LABEL CLOSE UP
sticker With an oval yellow sticker with"Yellow Submarine and Eleanor Rigby" in black print on shrink-wrap. label label
The Word "STEREO" was printed in chubby printing type.
Without "....Subsidiary of..." perimeter print.
OTHER ITEM
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TRACK LISTING CATALOG NUMBER
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 ST-2576
Taxman
Eleanor Rigby
Love You To
Here, There And Everywhere
Yellow Submarine
She Said She Said
Good Day Sunshine
For No One
I Want To Tell You
Got To Get You Into My Life
Tomorrow Never Knows

LABEL
Capitol Black-rainbow type 1

MIX
STEREO

VINYL COLOR
BLACK
"SUBSIDIARY" PRINT
NO
COVER FORM
Single type.
FACTORY CODE
5
COMMENTS
Capitol black label with multicolor band with white perimeter print in black area:
without "....Subsidiary of..." perimeter print.
Some copies were issued with an oval yellow sticker with "Yellow Submarine and Eleanor Rigby" in black print on shrink-wrap.



#12 Back to the top of the line
TITLE
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
RELEASE DATE
2nd June.1967/First Press
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! LABEL --> Click! DISK
sgt sgtback label label
INSIDE INNER SLEEVE OTHER ITEM: CUTOUTS
sgtinside sgtinside sgtsleeve sgtfuroku
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The word "STEREO" was printed in slender printing type. label The song title of the 2nd track of the side-1, "With a little help from my friends" was mistakenly printed "A little help..." on both the back cover and label.
TRACK LISTING CATALOG NUMBER
SIDE 1 SIDE 2 SMAS-2653
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
A Little Help From My Friends
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Getting Better
Fixing A Hole
She's Leaving Home
Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!
Within You Without You
When I'm Sixty-four
Lovely Rita
Good Morning Good Morning
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
A Day In The Life

LABEL
Capitol Black-rainbow type 2

MIX
STEREO

VINYL COLOR
BLACK
"SUBSIDIARY" PRINT
NO
COVER FORM
Gatefold type.
FACTORY CODE
No credit
COMMENTS
Capitol black label with multicolor band with white perimeter print in black area:
without "...Subsidiary of..." perimeter print.
Gatefold cover with cutouts insert, and custom inner sleeve with graduating shades of pink to red colors.
These copies mistitled the track "With a little help from..." as "A little help from..." on both back cover and the label.



#13-1 Magical Mystery Tour (1st. Press "All BMI Credit": SMAL-2835)
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#13-2 Magical Mystery Tour (2nd. Press "ASCAP Credit / Scranton Press / with Export for U.K. Sticker": SMAL-2835)
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TITLE MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR
CATALOG NUMBER MAL-2835
RELEASE DATE 27th. November 1967 / First Press (Export for UK)
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Magical Mystery Tour
Hello Goodbye
The Fool On The Hill
Strawberry Fields Forever
Flying
Penny Lane *fake stereo
Blue Jay Way
Baby You're A Rich Man  *fake stereo
Your Mother Should Know
All You Need Is Love  *fake stereo
I Am The Walrus
 
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve label label label
INNER SLEEVE
INSIDE --> Click!
Sorry, I don't have it.
(maybe white sleeve)
sleeve
The US LP had a gatefold cover, inside which was a 24-page booklet with photographs from the filming of Magical Mystery Tour, and a cartoon strip telling the story. Had the lyrics in the gatefold.
FRONT COVER CLOSE UP FRONT COVER CLOSE UP: Export Sticker
sleeve sleeve Both mono and stereo versions of the U.S. album were exported for U.K.
The covers have a gold foil sticker stating "Specialy Imported by E.M.I. RECORDS" in red.
The credit "©1967 NEMS ENTERPRISES LTD" was printed at the front cover.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve Catalog number "SMAL 2835" was upper right of the back sleeve.
sleeve sleeve Capitol & EMI box logomark and a circled  "PRINTED IN U.S.A." were printed in black at the bottom of the inside.
INSIDE CLOSE UP
EAST COAST: EARLY PRESS (=This Record)
Initial East Coast slicks have "No you're not!" under the title I Am The Walrus in block letters, whereas later East Coast and all West Coast slicks have "No you're not!" hand-written.
The first run of the inner gatefold slicks mistakenly credited publishing on all of the album's songs to "Maclen Music, Inc., BMI". The later stereo covers were corrected, but mono covers were not corrected.
sleeve sleeve
EAST COAST: LATER PRESS
sleeve sleeve
INSIDE CLOSE UP
sleeve The credit: "© All lyrics copyright 1967 for the world by Northern Songs Ltd. England" was printed on the inside of the gatefold.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The original issue Capitol albums were manufactured with black label backdrops with an outer rim colorband.
label
Catalogue number "SMAL-2835" was printed at the right side of the center hole.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! The stereo first pressings also list BMI on side-1.
After learning that the film songs were monitored by ASCAP, Capitol changed BMI to ASCAP on the side-1 stereo labels.
sleeve sleeve
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The text of the perimeter print in blue on the original issue discs states "MFD. BY CAPITOL RECORDS. INC. U.S.A. T.M." to the left of a small Capitol logo, with "• MARCA REG. • U.S. PAT. NO. 2, 631,859" to the right. On some labels, the perimeter print is in white.
24 PAGE BOOKLET
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sleeve sleeve sleeve sleeve Includes LP-sided 24-page full color picture book called the "Magical Mystery Tour" book. Capitol used a glosser paper than used for the U.K. booklet.
BOOKLET: P-01 CLOSE UP
sleeve The booklet is a direct copy of the EP booklet of the UK. The booklets were probably printed on the East Coast by Queens Litho and on the West Coast by Medallion Press in Los Angeles.
The lyrics to the songs from the film are printed on the inside right slick.
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Capitol Black label with color band
MIX STEREO
VINYL COLOR BLACK
PRESS FACTORY
SLEEVE
East Coast: Queens Litho in New York
VINYL Scranton, Pennsylvania / LABEL: Keystone Printed Specialties, Inc. in Scranton, Pensylvania.
BOOKLET Queens Litho in New York
FACTORY CODE
None
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 SMAL-1-2835-B22  (hand etched)      IAM mark  (machine stamped)
SIDE 2 SMAL-2-2835-B22 #2     (hand etched)      IAM mark  (machine stamped)
PUBLISHER'S NAME -
"SUBSIDIARY" PRINT
-
COVER FORM Unlaminated gatefold sleeve with 24 pages booklet
INNER SLEEVE
Plain white paper sleeve (maybe)
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: John Kelly / Drawing: Bob Gibson / Notes: Tony Barrow
PRODUCER Produced by Big George Martin (on cover)
COMMENTS
On 8th December 1967 the "Magical Mystery Tour" soundtrack was released in the U.K. as a double EP package. Sales from the two Beatles EPs released by Capitol in 1964 and 1965 had been considerably less than sales of singles and albums. Even  with the Beatles, the EP format was difficult to market in America. Capitol president Alan Livingston decided that the songs should be incorporated into an album for U.S. release. The proposed LP would contain the six songs from the film along with the A-side to the group's new single, "Hello Goodbye", plus the four songs from the group's previous two singles, "Penny Lane", "Strawberry Fields Forever", All You Need Is Love", and "Baby You're A Rich Man".
U.S. album was issued on 27th. November 1967 as Capitol MAL 2835 (mono) and SMAL 2835 (stereo).
The package was a huge hit with the public, generating the highest level of initial sales of any album to date, and netting the label more than $8 million in just three weeks. Realising the Capitol had created a product too popular to ignore, EMI imported a number of copies to the United Kingdom (7th January 1968).
Through the usual EMI ordering procedures British record shops could order it using the U.S. catalogue number of (S)MAL 2835 and it became the biggest selling import for E.M.I. selling over 50,000 copies, which even took it into the official charts reaching number 31.
Both mono and stereo versions of the U.S. album were exported for U.K.
The covers have a gold foil sticker stating "Specialy Imported by E.M.I. RECORDS" in red.

For side-1 of the MONO LP:
Capitol used the same mixes found on the mono Magical Mystery Tour EP, including the mix for "I Am The Walrus". That mix differs from the Capitol single, which has a few extra bars between the lines "I'm Crying" and "Yellow Matter Custard" that were edited out by the time the EP was prepared.
The songs on side-2 have the same mixes used on the Capitol singles.
There are exactly the same as the U.K. mixes, except for "Penny Lane", which is missing the song's opening bass note that precedes Paul's vocal on the U.K. single.
For the first five songs on side-1 of the STEREO LP:
Capitol used the same mixes found on the stereo "Magical Mystery Tour" EP. FOr "I Am The Walrus", Capitol used an earlier mix of the song made on 6th. November rather than the superior remix made on 17th. November that appears on the stereo EP. The later mix has six sets of the two-note pattern opening the song, while the original mix has only four.
The first two songs on side-2 are in true stereo. Because George Martin knew that Capitol was placing "Hello, Goodbye" on its album, the song was mixed for stereo on 6th. November 1967. Since "Strawberry Fields Forever" was originally intended for inclusion on an album, a stereo mix had been made on 29th. December 1966. Capitol used this mix for its album. By the time "Penny Lane" was completed on 17th. January 1967, the decision had been made to issue the song as a single. Thus, no stereo mix was made. Capitol created a fake sterero duophonic mix from the mono single mix (without the trumpet ending). As no stereo mixes were made for the single "All You Need Is Love b/w Baby, You're A Rich Men", these songs were also given fake stereo duophonic mixes created from the single's mono mixes.


The U.S. version had a yellow border and the song titles on the front cover. It also bore the words: "Includes 24-page full color picture book".
The front cover photograph featured The Beatles in the animal costumes they wore in the film: John Lennon as a walrus, Paul McCartney as a hippopotamus, George Harrison as a rabbit and Ringo Starr as a chicken.

The US LP had a gatefold cover, inside which was a 24-page booklet with photographs from the filming of Magical Mystery Tour, and a cartoon strip telling the story.
The booklet is a direct copy of the EP booklet of the UK. The booklets were probably printed on the East Coast by Queens Litho and on the West Coast by Medallion Press in Los Angeles.
The lyrics to the songs from the film are printed on the inside right slick.
Capitol & EMI box logomark and a circled  "PRINTED IN U.S.A." were printed in black at the bottom of the inside.
Initial East Coast slicks have "No you're not!" under the title I Am The Walrus in block letters, whereas later East Coast and all West Coast slicks have "No you're not!" hand-written.
The first run of the inner gatefold slicks mistakenly credited publishing on all of the album's songs to "Maclen Music, Inc., BMI". The later stereo covers were corrected, but mono covers were not corrected.
The album had the words "Apple presents" and an early version of the Apple logo on the inside of the gatefold and carried the credit: "Produced by Big George Martin".

The initial labels also credit BMI for all songs.
1) MONO label:
There are East Coast, West Coast, and small print in-house, mono label variations with BMI on side-1.
Jacksonville in-house labels have the complete matrix number (MAL-X-1-2835 / MAL-X-2-2835), while L.A. labels are missing the "X".

2) STEREO label:
The stereo first pressings also list BMI on side-1, with East Coast, West Coast, and small print in-house variations.
After learning that the film songs were monitored by ASCAP, Capitol changed BMI to ASCAP on the side-1 stereo labels.
East Coast, West Coast, and thick print in-house labels with ASCAP on side-1 have been confirmed.

As mono was being phased out in America in 1968, it is unlikely that any later mono labels were printed with ASCAP credits.



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