Yesterday and Today - Capitol 1966

Tracks: 1. Drive My Car / 2. I'm Only Sleeping / 3. Nowhere Man / 4. Dr. Robert / 5. Yesterday / 6. Act Naturally / 7. Your Bird Can Sing / 8. If I Needed Someone / 9. We Can Work It Out / 10. What Goes On? / 11. Day Tripper


"Yesterday and Today" is perhaps the most interesting Beatles Capitol album among those different from European releases. Released in June 1966, after "Rubber Soul" and before "Revolver", the album is particularly interesting being the first record to have the three great Lennon songs "I'm Only Sleeping", "Doctor Robert" and "And Your Bird Can Sing" included. These three were subseguently missing when Capitol later this year released" Revolver ".

Three other outstanding songs, "Drive My Car", "Nowhere Man" and "If I Needed Someone", which were not included on Capitol's "Rubber Soul" release, together with "What Goes On", are also found and these blend very nicely with the "Revolver" songs. The single "Day Tripper" / "We Can Work It Out" also fit fine into the whole, while the two "Help" numbers "Act Naturally" and "Yesterday" may seem a bit out of place - the latter long ago beyond my expiration date. And I never really was able to appreciate the two Ringo songs "Act Naturally" and "What Goes On."

Another interesting story about this album is the cover thwhich were available in two versions. The original"butcher" cover was found to be offensive and subsequently replaced by a ”suitcase” cover. Vinyl editions where the "butcher" cover is overclassed with the "suitcase" cover should have been out there too - a true collector's item.

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