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US Release date : Monday, December 6, 1965

Rubber Soul (US Mono)

By The BeatlesOfficial album • Part of the collection “The Beatles • The original US LPs

Last updated on January 24, 2016


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  • US release date: Dec 06, 1965

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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 : Recording 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 : 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

    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 : Recording 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 : 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

  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 : Recording 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 : Recording 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 : Recording 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 : Recording 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 : 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

    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 : 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 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 : 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

    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 : Recording 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


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. […]

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