If you are a Beatles fan, this is probably your “Holy Grail” collector’s item. In fact, this may be that album for collectors of any performer in any genre. This is an absolutely beautiful item. It is a second state version of the butcher cover release of Yesterday and Today. It was released on Capitol in 1966, number T2553. The cover is in almost immaculate condition. The top left corner of the taped on cover has been pulled back just enough to reveal a portion of the original Capitol logo. You can see Ringo’s vest under the word Today on the right side of the cover. This cover has been handled with exceptional care. It shows no ring wear and no corner or edge wear. I am convinced you will have a very difficult time finding a more well preserved copy. The cover grades a strong VG+. This is the original mono release of the album. The vinyl is in exceptional condition with its bright original luster and just a few light surface scratches and scuffs, none of which significantly impact play. It plays beautifully with just very light sporadic background noise. The original Capitol inner sleeve is included. The vinyl grades VG. Album Tracks:
Drive My Car
I’m Only Sleeping
Act Naturally And Your Bird Can Sing
If I Needed Someone
We Can Work It Out
What Goes On?
Grading Information I always clean and then listen to every record I list on eBay. I do this to make sure I can give as accurate a description of each record as possible. I will do both a visual check and an audio check. I absolutely attempt to give as objective a grading as I can. I don’t ever want you to be disappointed in the quality of the album you receive. My promise is that I will never put up for auction any album that I would not be proud to play for others on my own turntable. I only use four grades in my grading: NM, VG+, VG, and G. The only exception is a sealed album which is presumed to have vinyl in mint condition. My NM grading means that the vinyl looks and plays as though it is the first time out of the sleeve. The VG+ rating is used on any album that plays great but has one or two small defects. It may have a pop here and there or some occasional background static. On a VG album you can expect that, typically, this album will play great, but you’ll see more defects on this than your VG+ rated album. Most often the VG rated album may even play well enough to be graded VG+, but the color or blemishes drop the grading. Likewise, you may occasionally find an album that looks almost NM but the sound quality just isn’t there. That’s why I play every album first, because this does happen. In this case the vinyl will be graded VG. Very occasionally I will list an album with a grade of G. This is one where I consider the collectible value of the album to be great enough that the copy being presented is worth having as a filler copy.
Shipping Information – Combined Shipping Shipping will be free for this album. In addition, I will happily combine records from multiple auctions, so shipping will be free regardless how many albums you win within a one week period. Canada shipping is calculated based on weight using US Postal Service rates. Combined shipping is also welcomed here and does result in significant per-album cost savings. Canada shipping rates have gone up dramatically. The first album will be shipped for $16. Additional albums will be shipped for $4 per album, with up to five albums able to be shipped before we need to use International Priority shipping. At that point we will work together on final determination of shipping cost. The Canada cost determination also applies for all other International shipping, except that the first album is shipped for $21 and each subsequent is just an additional $5.00. All albums will be shipped in specially designed album hard cardboard mailers with a cardboard insert to prevent damage upon opening. The vinyl is removed from the cover and presented in a new poly sleeve. I am committed to one day turnaround on shipments. If I receive payment before 7:00 AM Central Time I will package and ship that same day. Payment by Paypal is preferred. Thank you for looking and please contact me with any questions.