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`Yesterday'... and Today
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`Yesterday'... and Today

First released: 1966, June 20

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Tracks
  1. Drive My Car (2:30)
    Recorded: October 13, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, tambourine
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar, piano
    George Harrison - lead guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums
  2. I'm Only Sleeping (3:01)
    Recorded: April 27, 1966 at Abbey Road, London, England with lead vocal overdubbed April 29, 1966, backward guitar May 5, 1966 and background vocals May 6, 1966
    John Lennon - lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, background vocal
    George Harrison - lead guitar, background vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums
  3. Nowhere Man (2:45)
    Recorded: October 21-22, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison - lead guitar, harmony vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums
  4. Doctor Robert (2:15)
    Recorded: April 17, 1966 at Abbey Road, London, England with vocals overdubbed April 19, 1966
    John Lennon - double-tracked lead vocal, harmonium, maracas
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison - lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
  5. Yesterday (2:08)
    Recorded: June 14, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, Epiphone acoustic guitar
    Session musicians - string quartet
  6. Act Naturally (2:33)
    Recorded: June 17, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - acoustic guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison - lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - lead vocal, drums
  7. And Your Bird Can Sing (2:01)
    Recorded: April 20, 1966 at Abbey Road, London, England but remade April 26, 1966
    John Lennon - lead vocal, rhythm guitar
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison - lead guitar, harmony vocal
    Ringo Starr - drums, tambourine
  8. If I Needed Someone (2:24)
    Recorded: October 16, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added October 18, 1965
    John Lennon - tambourine, background vocal
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, background vocal
    George Harrison - double-tracked lead vocal, capoed lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
    George Martin - harmonium
  9. We Can Work It out (2:15)
    Recorded: October 20, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - acoustic guitar, harmonium, harmony vocal
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison - tambourine
    Ringo Starr - drums
  10. What Goes on (2:51)
    Recorded: November 4, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - rhythm guitar, harmony vocal
    Paul McCartney - bass guitar, harmony vocal
    George Harrison - lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - lead vocal, drums
  11. Day Tripper (2:50)
    Recorded: October 16, 1965 at Abbey Road, London, England
    John Lennon - lead vocal, rhythm guitar, tambourine
    Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar
    George Harrison - lead guitar
    Ringo Starr - drums
Credits
Producer: George Martin (prepared for release in the U.S.A. by Bill Miller)
Engineer: Geoff Emerick
"Trunk" and "Butcher" Cover Photos by: Bob Whitaker

George Harrison: Vocals, Guitar, Acoustic guitar, Capoed lead guitar
John Lennon: Vocals, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Tambourine, Harmonium, Maracas
Paul McCartney: Vocals, Bass Guitar, Piano, Epiphone acoustic guitar
Ringo Starr: Drums, Vocals, Tambourine

George Martin: Harmonium (If I Needed Someone)
Releases
1966, June 20 Capitol ST-2553 (US)
Reviews & comments
Bill Silverman (2013, February 23)
The cover has to mean that the Beatles were sick and tired of having their albums butchered by the American record company. I remember reading in Rolling Stone around 1977 or 78 where George Harrison said they always were very careful about where each song was placed on their (British) albums.
M??rcio Ivam. (2010, November 17)
What the meaning this cover?? The War? The Material World and his Masters? What the Beatles are sayin`?
? (2003, May 18)
A collection of great songs that flows quite well is the best way to describe this. The only real problem (and why a point is docked) is that it contains three songs from Revolver, so the American version of Revolver was left with eleven tracks instead of fourteen. For shame!
All Music Guide (2002, April 28)
Those of you keeping score will note that some tracks are still unaccounted for, and here they are on a "new" Capitol album, "Yesterday" ... and Today. Its 11 tracks contain those four lost Rubber Soul tracks, two more from the second side of Help!, both sides of the 1965 single "We Can Work It Out"/"Day Tripper," and three new songs taken from the next UK Beatles album (being recorded at that time). — William Ruhlmann

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