Rubber Soul

UK Release: December 3, 1965

Parlophone Records PMC 1267 (Mono) ● PCS 3075 (Stereo)

Produced by: George Martin

Side One

 

  1. Drive My Car

  2. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)

  3. You Won't See Me

  4. Nowhere Man

  5. Think for Yourself

  6. The Word

  7. Michelle

 

  • George Martin – piano on “In My Life”, harmonium on “The Word”

  • Mal Evans – Hammond organ on “You Won't See Me”

Side Two

 

  1. What Goes On

  2. Girl

  3. I'm Looking Through You

  4. In My Life

  5. Wait

  6. If I Needed Someone

  7. Run for Your Life

From Wikipedia: Rubber Soul was released on compact disc 30 April 1987, with the 14-song UK track line-up now the international standard. Having been available only as an import in the US in the past, the 14-track UK version of the album was issued on LP and cassette on 21 July 1987.

 

As with the Help!  album, Rubber Soul  featured a contemporary stereo digital remix of the album prepared by George Martin. Martin expressed concern to EMI over the original 1965 stereo remix, claiming it sounded "very woolly, and not at all what I thought should be a good issue". He went back to the original four-tracks tapes and remixed them for stereo.

When the album was originally released on CD in Canada, pressings were imported from other countries, and used the 1987 remix.

 

However, when the Disque Améric and Cinram plants in Canada started pressing the album, the original 1965 stereo mix was used by mistake. This was the only source for the 1965 stereo mix in its entirety until the release of the Beatles mono box set in 2009.

 

A newly remastered version of the album, again using the 1987 George Martin remix, was released worldwide with the reissue of the entire catalogue on 9 September 2009. The original 1965 stereo and mono mixes were reissued on that date as part of the mono box set.

Rubber Soul

UK Release: December 6, 1965

Capitol Records ST 2442 (Stereo) ● Capitol T 2442 (Mono)

Produced by: George Martin

Side One

 

  1. I've Just Seen a Face

  2. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)

  3. You Won't See Me

  4. Think for Yourself

  5. The Word

  6. Michelle

 

Missing from the US version, over the UK version, were “Drive My Car”, “Nowhere Man”, “What Goes On” and “If I Needed Someone” which were later added to Yesterday And Today [below] album in the US, but added “I’ve Just Seen A Face” and “It’s only Love”, both from the UK version of Help!  The US version of Rubber Soul  was formatted purposely to cash in on the current Folk Rock music scene.

Side Two

 

  1. It's Only Love

  2. Girl

  3. I'm Looking Through You

  4. In My Life

  5. Wait

  6. Run for Your Life

Rubber Soul  is the Beatles 6th U.K. official Parlophone release while the U.S. version is the band's 10th release U.S. Capitol release.

Yesterday And Today

US Release: June 15, 1966 butcher cover ● June 20, 1966 trunk cover

Capitol Records (S)T 2553

Produced by: George Martin

Side One

 

  1. Drive My Car

  2. I'm Only Sleeping

  3. Nowhere Man

  4. Doctor Robert

  5. Yesterday

  6. Act Naturally

Side Two

 

  1. And Your Bird Can Sing

  2. If I Needed Someone

  3. We Can Work It Out

  4. What Goes On

  5. Day Tripper

Yesterday And Today  was originally released with the Butcher Cover [right] but was recalled due to its "offensive" content. Original pressings of the re-issues had the new Steamer Trunk cover [above] only pasted over the old covers. Soon after, the Steamer Trunk covers became standard of all pressings.

 

A detailed account of the Butcher Cover can be found HERE.

 

Yesterday And Today  featured Help!  tracks, “Yesterday” and “Act Naturally”, U.K. version of the Rubber Soul  tracks, “If I Needed Someone”, “Drive My Car”, “What Goes On” and “Nowhere Man” (all previous single releases in the U.S.) and future Revolver tracks, “I’m Only Sleeping”, “Doctor Robert” and “And Your Bird Can Sing”. Also on Yesterday And Today  are the 1965 singles, “We Can Work It Out” and “Day Tripper”.

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