The Beatles Rubber Soul (British)

Rubber Soul (British)
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  • Originally Released: 2009
  • Label: Capitol

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 12/11/03, p.88
Ranked #5 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "...Characteristically, they achieved a new musical sophistication and a greater thematic depth without sacrificing a whit of pop appeal..."
Q - 6/00, p.78
Ranked #21 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums" - "...Opened the floodgates to adventure, sophistication and subtlety....Great vocal performances abound and may well represent pop's sartorial zenith."
Q (Magazine) - p.120
5 stars out of 5 -- "With its more opaque lyrics and premonitions of psychedelia, it's where pop begins to blossom from black-and-white into colour..."
NME (Magazine) - 10/2/93, p.29
Ranked #64 in NME's list of the 'Greatest Albums Of All Time.'
Paste (magazine) (p.59) - "Lennon's Dylan affection flowers on tracks like 'Run for Your Life' and 'Norwegian Wood'..."


  • 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.Word
  • 7.Michelle
  • 8.What Goes On
  • 9.Girl
  • 10.I'm Looking Through You
  • 11.In My Life
  • 12.Wait
  • 13.If I Needed Someone
  • 14.Run for Your Life

Product Description:

The Beatles: George Harrison (vocals, guitar, sitar); John Lennon (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Paul McCartney (vocals, guitar, piano, bass); Ringo Starr (vocals, organ, drums).
Additional personnel: George Martin (piano); Mal Evans (organ).
This reissue of RUBBER SOUL has been digitally re-mastered. It comes packaged with replicated original U.K. album art, an expanded booklet containing original and newly written liner notes, and rare photos. Limited quantities of the CD are embedded with a brief documentary film about the album.
Audio Remasterers: Sam Okell; Sean Magee; Steve Rooke; Guy Massey; Paul Hicks.
Liner Note Authors: Mike Heatley; Kevin Howlett.
Recording information: 06/17/1965-10/12/1965.
Photographer: Robert Freeman.
Though some might argue that the Beatles' unprecedented evolution from British Invasion pin-ups to pop music visionaries began with BEATLES FOR SALE, RUBBER SOUL is without a doubt the first album to definitively put the Fab Four in the running for Greatest Band Ever. Virtually every aspect of the Liverpool quartet's incredibly diverse sound is in evidence here: the dark, irony-filled Dylanism ("Norwegian Wood," "Nowhere Man"), pop perfection ("In My Life"), the passion for classic tin pan alley balladry ("Girl," "Michelle"), and the love of good 'ol rock & roll music ("Drive My Car"). Peppered with nasty fuzz bass, exotic sitar, cartoonishly sped-up piano that sounds like harpsichord, and elements of country, Motown, and classical music, the album reveals a creative scope and willingness to experiment so revolutionary it can now only be termed "Beatlesque." Though the Fabs don't go as far out on a limb here as on the more overtly experimental REVOLVER, RUBBER SOUL is perhaps the Beatles' most finely crafted and accessible work, and consequently many fans' and critics' favorite.

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Rating 4.5 The Beatles- Rubber Soul! Music Lover: from BRONX, NY US -- September, 1, 2015

In Christmas of 1965, can you guess what was the number 1 album of both the United States and Great Britain? Yes, you guess it, the Rubber Soul LP by the Beatles! John, Paul, George and Ringo were at their height of fame and this album cemented it! Every song on this cd has been covered by so many artists that it would be too numerous to name! My personal favorites are "Michelle", " If I Needed Someone" and of course "In My Life!" Heading toward 1966, the Fab Four would have "Revolver" as a follow up album to Rubber Soul however I feel that Revolver was just too weird in concept as compared to Rubber Soul! All in All, Sgt Pepper, The White Album and Rubber Soul are the Beatles greatest albums in my opinion!

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  • Sales Rank: 32,560
  • UPC: 094638241829
  • Shipping Weight: 0.18/lbs (approx)
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