Rubber Soul (1987 mix)

By The BeatlesCD • Part of the collection “The Beatles • Post break-up albums

Timeline More from year 1987

Master album


Related sessions

This album has been recorded during the following studio sessions


"Help!" Session #17

Jun 17, 1965


"Help!" Session #18

Jun 18, 1965














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Track list

Disc 1


1.

Drive My Car

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:25 • Studio versionC • Stereo • 1987 mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Cowbell, Drums
John Lennon :
Piano, Tambourine, Vocals
George Harrison :
Guitar, Harmony vocals
George Martin :
1987 remixing, Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 13, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


2.

Norwegian Wood (The Bird Has Flown)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:01 • Studio versionD • Stereo • 1987 mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Harmony vocals
Ringo Starr :
Bass drum, Tambourine
John Lennon :
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
12-string acoustic guitar, Sitar
George Martin :
1987 remixing, Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 12, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Oct 21, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


3.

You Won't See Me

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:18 • Studio versionC • Stereo • 1987 mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Piano, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Backing vocals
George Harrison :
Backing vocals, Rhythm guitar, Tambourine
George Martin :
1987 remixing, Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer
Mal Evans :
Hammond organ

Session Recording:
Nov 11, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


4.

Nowhere Man

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:40 • Studio versionC • Stereo • 1987 mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Harmony vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Lead guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Harmony vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin :
1987 remixing, Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 21, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Oct 22, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


5.

Think For Yourself

Written by George Harrison

2:16 • Studio versionC • Stereo • 1987 mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Harmony vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Maracas
John Lennon :
Harmony vocals, Tambourine, Vox continental organ
George Harrison :
Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Martin :
1987 remixing, Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Nov 08, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Nov 09, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Room 65, Abbey Road


6.

The Word

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:41 • Studio versionD • Stereo • 1987 mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Piano, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Maracas
John Lennon :
Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Lead guitar, Vocals
George Martin :
1987 remixing, Harmonium, Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Nov 10, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


7.

Michelle

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:40 • Studio versionD • Stereo • 1987 mix

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals
George Harrison :
12-string acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin :
1987 remixing, Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Nov 03, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


8.

What Goes On

Written by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon

2:47 • Studio versionC • Stereo • 1987 mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Harmony vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Vocals
John Lennon :
Harmony vocals, Rhythm guitar
George Harrison :
Lead guitar
George Martin :
1987 remixing, Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Nov 04, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


9.

Girl

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:30 • Studio versionD • Stereo • 1987 mix

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Acoustic guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Acoustic 12-string guitar, Backing vocals, Lead acoustic guitar
George Martin :
1987 remixing, Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Nov 11, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Room 65, Abbey Road


10.

I'm Looking Through You

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:23 • Studio versionC • Stereo • 1987 mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Organ, Percussion
John Lennon :
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Harmony vocals
George Harrison :
Guitar, Tambourine
George Martin :
1987 remixing, Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Nov 10, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Nov 11, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


11.

In My Life

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:24 • Studio versionC • Stereo • 1987 mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Harmony vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums
John Lennon :
Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Harmony vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin :
1987 remixing, Piano, Producer, Tambourine
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 18, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Oct 22, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Oct 26, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


12.

Wait

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:12 • Studio versionC • Stereo • 1987 mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Maracas
John Lennon :
Rhythm guitar, Tambourine, Vocals
George Harrison :
Guitar
George Martin :
1987 remixing, Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Jun 17, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Jun 18, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Overdubs:
Nov 11, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


13.

If I Needed Someone

Written by George Harrison

2:20 • Studio versionC • Stereo • 1987 mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Harmony vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Tambourine
John Lennon :
Harmony vocals, Rhythm guitar
George Harrison :
12-string electric guitar, Vocals
George Martin :
1987 remixing, Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 16, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Oct 18, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


14.

Run For Your Life

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:18 • Studio versionC • Stereo • 1987 mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Harmony vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Tambourine
John Lennon :
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Vocals
George Harrison :
Harmony vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin :
1987 remixing, Producer
Norman Smith :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Oct 12, 1965
Studio :
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

About

From The 1987 CD mixes – The Daily Beatle (webgrafikk.com):

In 1987, as the Beatles catalog was due for their first CD release, producer George Martin wanted to go back and remix the sixties version of stereo to something a bit more updated for the modern ear. Because of a rushed release schedule, he couldn’t do this for the first four albums, Please Please Me, With The Beatles, Beatles For Sale and A Hard Day’s Night, as they were due for release in February 1987. So, as a compromise, they were released in mono, which were mixes the producer was satisfied with.

The next batch of releases were Help!, Rubber Soul and Revolver, due out in April 1987, and this time, Sir George had time to prepare updated mixes for these. He had a listen, and while he thought Help! and Rubber Soul needed remixing, he was satisfied with the sixties stereo mix of Revolver and all the albums that followed.

So he remixed Help! and Rubber Soul, and when they were released on CD they had an “eighties” stereo soundscape. (Except for some Canadian pressings of these CD’s where the original sixties stereo mixes had been used by mistake.)

Over the years, Beatles fans and music lovers have been rather critical to the 1987 mixes of those two albums, especially because they brought in an amount of echo and reverb which hadn’t been present on the sixties stereo mixes. […]

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