The Beatles


The Beatles Trivia


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    • Their infamous "butcher cover" for the Yesterday and Today album originated from the Beatles' disdain for photo sessions in general and, in particular, for the way Capitol Records in America tended to "butcher" their British LPs in repackaging (Capitol's habit was to skim tracks off albums and release them, perhaps with a stereo mix of their newest single, as the latest "Beatles" album - ignoring the continuity and care that the band and producer George Martin had put into crafting the English versions). Raucous protests over the "butcher shop" cover from fans, parents and radio DJ's forced Capitol to recall the album and re-release it with a different (albeit horrid) cover. Soon afterwards, they also changed their policy and ceased editing the British LP's, releasing all future albums (other than Magical Mystery Tour, which they only added to) as The Beatles intended them to be released.