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Rubber Soul Enhanced, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered
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Within each CD's new packaging, booklets include detailed historical notes along with informative recording notes. For a limited period, each CD will also be embedded with a brief documentary film about the album. The newly produced mini-documentaries on the making of each album, directed by Bob Smeaton, are included as QuickTime files on each album. The documentaries contain archival footage, rare photographs and never-before-heard studio chat from The Beatles, offering a unique and very personal insight into the studio atmosphere.
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DRIVE MY CAR is an excellent opening track. It was chopped off of the original American record and was replaced by It's Only Love.
NORWEGIAN WOOD is about one of John's real-life affairs, and it is my favorite song on the album. It is probably the first time the sitar was used in popular music.
YOU WON'T SEE ME, great pop from Paul, and has some fine drumming from Ringo.
NOWHERE MAN, one the best tracks on the entire album, and it was cut off the American record.
THINK FOR YOURSELF, good track from George, not his best but still very good. Nice fuzz bass.
THE WORD, very much in the same vein as ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE, but this track is much better.
MICHELLE, classic Paul. Beautiful melody.
WHAT GOES ON, country song co-written and sung by Ringo. Neither bad nor great.
GIRL, more classic Lennon. He dominates this album.
I'M LOOKING THROUGH YOU, great Paul track, features Ringo on Hammond organ.
IN MY LIFE is possibly the Beatles' best song, and may be the greatest song ever written. Excellent keyboard solo.
WAIT, more classic stuff.
IF I NEEDED SOMEONE, George's best song up to this point. Great lyrics and a hypnotic guitar intro.
RUN FOR YOUR LIFE is Lennon at his most jealous. One of the weaker songs on this CD, but it features some great guitar work.
Rubber Soul is essential to everyone's music collection.
"Drive My Car" and the brilliant, lesser-heard "You Won't See Me" are certainly of the pure pop ilk, ditto for "What Goes On" and "I'm Looking Through You." And while these songs are all among rock's finest compositions, a more mature, forward-thinking spirit inhabits the likes of "Nowhere Man," "I'm Looking Through You," and "Wait." Three of the Beatles' finest ballads are featured as well (in fact, they're two of rock music's finest ballads), "Michelle," a country-tinged gem; the bluesy "Girl"; and the stately "In My Life," a masterpiece that gave the first true glance of the lyrical depth Lennon & McCartney were capable of.
A minor slip-up can certainly be forgiven in the face of such brilliance, which is fortunate for "Run for Your Life," a deceivingly-happy sounding pop number that offers a glimpse of the Fab Four's ability to occasionally shock ("I'd rather see you dead, little girl, than with another man"). Unlike some of their other dark lyrics this one doesn't register on the fun scale. Luckily the same can't be said for the rest of the album..."Rubber Soul" is one of the brightest moments in rock history, and with The Beatles' growing taste for experiment, one of the most important as well.
RUBBER SOUL, The Beatles' sixth studio album in a mere three years, takes its place as the very first full length release that truly beings the evolution of away from the boy-girl "I Love you" pop that dominated the first half of their career.
The truly fascinating element of The Beatles are going through their recordings chronologically. You can watch that extremely rapid artistic growth explode. It is amazing that this is the same band who, a mere three years ago, recorded PLEASE PLEASE ME. Obviously, there are several influences that can be felt on this album, although The Beatles up the antes one with this release.
This album sounds like The Beatles playing (and beating) The Byrds at their own game. There are gorgeous three part harmonies, several compositions that would become standards almost on their release, and such a vast improvement artistically over the last five albums. The Beatles knew the time to move was now.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Liked it a lot but there other albums of their music I like better - That's why the 3 starsPublished 1 day ago by Carolyn Sheffer
Remastered from the analog tapes the sound of these mono reissues is just stunning and the quality of the vinyl pressing is beyond reproach. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Eric L. Johansen
I love this CD. About half the songs are really good. My previous Rubber Soul CD had started degrading after having it for many years.Published 17 days ago by Richard Schindler
Don't pay extra for the gluten-free Rubber Soul remaster. These Beatles are grass fed so it is not necessary to pay more.Published 17 days ago by Michael Mccormick
Classic album with great sound. There really isn't much more to say, if you like the Beatles, you need this album.Published 19 days ago by Sarah
Had this sent to my 26 year old son and his young family. They love it and listen do it over and over again just like I did way back when.Published 19 days ago by Linda Nolan
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|Rubber soul stereo 65 or 87 mix ?||
I prefer the 1965 stereo mixes, but I also prefer the American release of Rubber Soul to the "proper" British version. It just sounds more cohesive to my ears and is my absolute favorite album of all time.
Aug 27, 2010 by Geets Romo | See all 8 posts
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As an owner of the Mono box set, I have to say that, with the exception of the 'White Album', all of the Beatles' albums that were originally recorded with mono being the primary format for consideration do indeed sound best in mono. They come across much more natural, almost as if it was the... Read More
Aug 24, 2011 by Bob Bykowski | See all 4 posts
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Yeah, but it's too bad that these releases look like they will have crappy cardboard cases for the CDs - crappy in the fact that no matter how careful you are when you put the CDs in the cardboard or pull them out to listen to them, the CD surfaces are going to get scratched. Down with cardboard... Read More
Jul 14, 2009 by bass boy | See all 11 posts