Capitol Releases Revolver as Yesterday and Today

8 Aug

In 1966, The Beatles issue “Revolver” in the U.S. It has Paul McCartney’s “Got To Get You Into My Life,” John Lennon’s “Tomorrow Never Knows,” George Harrison’s “Taxman” and Ringo Starr’s vocals on “Yellow Submarine.”

The original North American LP release of Revolver, the band’s tenth on Capitol Records and twelfth US album, marked the last time Capitol would release an altered UK Beatles album for the North American market. As three of its tracks—”I’m Only Sleeping”, “And Your Bird Can Sing” and “Doctor Robert”—had been used for the earlier Yesterday and Today Capitol compilation, they were simply removed in the North American version, yielding an 11 track album instead of the UK version’s 14 and shortening the time to 28:20.

The album’s 30 April 1987 release on CD standardised the track listing to the original UK version. Having been available only as an import in the US in the past, the 14 track UK version of the album was also issued domestically in the US on LP and cassette on 21 July 1987. The CD was remastered in 2009.

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