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Rubber Soul (US Mono)

By The BeatlesOfficial album• Part of the collection “The Beatles' U.S. Albums

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US release date:
Dec 06, 1965
Sessions This album has been recorded during the following sessions

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

I've Just Seen a Face

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:07 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Vocals
Ringo Starr:
Brushed snare drum, Maracas
John Lennon:
Acoustic guitar
George Harrison:
Acoustic lead guitar
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Jun 14, 1965
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

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


2.

Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:06 • Studio versionA • Mono

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:
Producer
Norman Smith:
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

Session Mixing:
Oct 25, 1965
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


3.

You Won't See Me

Written by Lennon - McCartney

3:27 • Studio versionA • Mono

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

Session Recording:
Nov 11, 1965

Session Mixing:
Nov 15, 1965
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road


4.

Think for Yourself

Written by George Harrison

2:20 • Studio versionA • Mono

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

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

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


5.

The Word

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:46 • Studio versionA • Mono

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

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

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


6.

Michelle

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:43 • Studio versionA • Mono

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:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer

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

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


7.

It's Only Love

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:57 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney:
Bass
Ringo Starr:
Drums, Tambourine
John Lennon:
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Electric guitar, Vocals
George Harrison:
12-string acoustic guitar, Lead guitar
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Jun 15, 1965
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

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


8.

Girl

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:32 • Studio versionA • Mono

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:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer

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

Session Mixing:
Nov 15, 1965
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road


9.

I'm Looking Through You

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:30 • Studio versionA • Mono

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

Session Mixing:
Nov 15, 1965
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road


10.

In My Life

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:27 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Harmony vocals
Ringo Starr:
Drums
John Lennon:
Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison:
Harmony vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin:
Piano, Producer, Tambourine
Norman Smith:
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 25, 1965
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


11.

Wait

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:15 • Studio versionA • Mono

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

Session Recording:
Nov 15, 1965
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road


12.

Run for Your Life

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:26 • Studio versionA • Mono

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

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

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

About

From Wikipedia:

[…] Rubber Soul was the tenth album by the group in the US, released three days after the British LP by Capitol Records in both the mono and stereo formats. It began its 59-week chart run on Christmas Day, topping the Billboard Album chart for six weeks starting on 8 January 1966. The album sold 1.2┬ámillion copies within nine days of its release, 1,800,376 copies by 31 December 1965 and 2,766,862 by the end of the decade. To date it has sold over six million copies in America.

The American edition differed markedly from its British counterpart. Four tracks were removed and set aside for the next American album, Yesterday and Today: “Drive My Car“, “Nowhere Man“, “What Goes On” and “If I Needed Someone“. These were replaced with two tracks from the UK Help! album: “I’ve Just Seen a Face” and “It’s Only Love“. The total time was 28:55, nearly 7 minutes shorter than the British version. Through peculiarities of sequencing, by placing the Help! tracks at the beginning of each side, Rubber Soul was deliberately reconfigured to appear a “folk rock” album to angle the Beatles into that emergent lucrative American genre during 1965.

First pressings of Rubber Soul on the black/colorband Capitol label does not show THE BEATLES between the album title and the group’s individual names; this was later corrected to include the group name.

The stereo mix sent to the US from England has what are commonly called “false starts” at the beginning of “I’m Looking Through You” which are on every American stereo copy of the album from 1965 to 1987. The US version of “The Word” is also noticeably different because it has Lennon’s double-tracked vocals, an extra falsetto harmony on the left channel during the last two refrains, with some percussion panning to the right and then the left channel during the instrumental break. The 1965 American stereo and mono mixes are available on compact disc as part of The Capitol Albums, Volume 2 boxed set. In 2014, the Capitol edition of Rubber Soul was released on CD again, individually and included in the Beatles boxed set, The U.S. Albums. […]

Last updated on January 24, 2016


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