22 April 2008, gsparaco @ 12:07 pm
Yesterday…And Today (Silver Apple SIAP045)
stereo: 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
mono: 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
Yesterday…And Today was released on June 14th, 1966 on Capitol Records. This is a silver pressed disc on Silver Apple and is a direct copy of the release on the MR CDR label. Both the stereo and mono pressings are included on the disc. This LP is a strange hodgepodge of songs including several that were left off of the US Rubber Soul (“Drive My Car,” “Nowhere Man,” “If I Needed Someone,” and “What Goes On”), two old Help! tracks that had been issued as a single (“Yesterday” and “Act Naturally”) a single from late ’65 (“We Can Work It Out” and “Day Tripper”) and three songs from the still-unreleased new British album (“I’m Only Sleeping,” “Doctor Robert,” and “And Your Bird Can Sing”).
Given the strange mixture of material the given title is entirely appropriate and came about just before The Beatles’ final tour. The sound quality is excellent and the stereo transfer sounds superb. “We Can Work It Out” and “Day Tripper” had been mixed for stereo for an Australian album, but are in true stereo on this album. The initial pressings of the stereo LP in the sixties had the three Revolver songs in rechanneled stereo, but was pressed in true stereo in later pressings and MR use the true stereo.If you liked this review, buy me a cup of joe. (Suggested: $3 a shot or $7.5 for a double)