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Rubber Soul (British) [Enhanced]

The Beatles Audio CD
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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. The 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

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Rank 'em how you like, Rubber Soul is an undeniable pivot point in the Fab Four's varied discography no matter where, or how, you first heard it. So many classics: "Drive My Car" and "Nowhere Man" merge the early combustible Beatifics to a burgeoning studio consciousness; "The Word" can be read as a pre-psych warning shot; the sitar-laden "Norwegian Wood" and the evocative "Girl" (the latter written on the last night of the sessions) stand as turning points in John Lennon's oeuvre. George finally emerges too, with the McGuinn-ish "If I Needed Someone". --Don Harrison

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THE BEATLES Rubber Soul (1987 Dutch 14-track stereo CD issue of the classic 1965 album featuring the new George Martin remix picture sleeve CDP7464402)

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5.0 out of 5 stars the first Beatles masterpiece May 24 2005
Format:Audio CD
RUBBER SOUL remains a milestone in The Beatles' recording careers. It ushered in their most celebrated and sophisticated musical phase that is unrivalled to this day.
In the 20 months since The Beatles landed in America to the time the band recorded this album, rock 'n' roll had undergone a revolution, sparked by The Beatles themselves. The British invasion inspired Bob Dylan to go electric, while The Beatles converted the L.A. folk quartet, The Byrds, to replace their acoustic guitars with electric music. Add to this the whiff of American grass and you get the influences which shaped the late-1965 Beatles.
Above all, the Beatle's songwriting takes a big leap forward with RUBBER SOUL. For the first time John, Paul and George avoid the cliched boy-meets-girl songs and address introspective themes. Though RUBBER SOUL was widely viewed as Just Another Beatles Album in late-1965, some listners took notice of the words with as much care as they did Dylan albums. Some started to use the word "poetry" to describe Beatles music.
The album opens superbly with the funky Drive My Car which features a sharp vocal by Paul and a gorgeous bass influenced by Motown. John's Norwegian Wood is one of the record's highlights and introduces the sitar to Western ears. It obliquely tells of an affair John once had. You Won't See Me could've easily been a single. Paul's song, it is simply structured but strong. Nowhere Man was actually pulled as a single in the U.S. and is the first Beatles song not to talk about love or girls. John looks in the mirror and finds himself lost in a lyric that was one of his best (Dylan covered it many years later). George's Think For Yourself also steers away from the love song and features Paul playing the distinctive fuzz bass.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful quality Jan. 13 2013
By Aaron
Format:LP Record|Verified Purchase
A wonderful album, and the quality of the 180 gram vinyl is incredible. This is my first 180 gram album and it was quality enough to determine that 180 gram is the way to go!
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5.0 out of 5 stars TERRIFIC June 12 2004
Format:Audio CD
one of my favourite beatles albums containg such gems as michelle and norwegian wood.disregard the one star reviews and buy this cd.
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4.0 out of 5 stars excellent Aug. 25 2013
By miche h
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surement un des meilleurs des beatles du beatles a son meilleur,le genie de lennon et mcartney et le son est excellent
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of there best.. July 29 2013
By KEvin
Format:LP Record|Verified Purchase
Love it, great album, vinyl sounds great. It is on heavyweight vinyl, the outer sleeve is pretty thick. Good inner sleeves.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Evolution Sept. 4 2000
Format:Audio CD
There are a certain group of music fans in this world who believe that musical groups should not be allowed to evolve and experiment with new materials; the same old thing should be repeated over and over again. That's the problem we have with music today: you're either a clone of the Backstreet Boys, Limp Bizkit, or Matchbox 20; there is no "alternative" anymore, and people seem to like it that way. So, therefore, it makes sense that the Beatles could not exist in the world of today. The world of mid-sixties was quite a radical time, and the Beatles, with their previous pop successes, seem willing to take up the mantle of trying something new. Hence, we have "Rubber Soul", the very first "alternative" album ever; heck, it was the first important album ever. Before it, success was judged on singles and individual songs, and their positions on the charts (unfortunately also the case today). Then the John, Paul, George, and Ringo came out with this: an actual album that was to be taken as a whole, not as parts. And when you think about, is there a "She Loves You" or an "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" on this album? Doubtful. Keeping the philosophy of "whole" in mind, the four young lads now had the freedom to experiment with such instruments as the sitar (name a pop artist that uses a sitar!) and experiment with many different genres of music. In the process of making this album, they revolutionized music altogether. I recall reading Brian Wilson's comment on "Rubber Soul." It was true. With "Rubber Soul," the Beatles had unknowingly upped the ante, and turned rock and roll into a hotbed of creativity. Read more ›
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By BeatleBangs1964 TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
This is one of my favorite Beatles albums. When this was released in late 1965, the Beatles were already experimenting with different musical styles. The songs on this collection run the full gamut of expression and styles from the highly romantic ballad "Michelle" to the highly danceable "Wait" and "Drive My Car." The lyrics are nonpareil and remain so to this day. The blend of guitar, drum and harmonies remains flawless and unrivalled. "In My Life" is truly an exceptional work of art. It is a musical masterpiece. The lyrics evoke strong feelings and the gentle harmony provides a pleasant contrast to the strong feelings expressed in the lyrics. I always felt it was a shame that most of these songs did not get a lot of radio play (e.g."Wait," "You Won't See Me," "Run for Your Life.") The work contained on this album is of impeccably high caliber and it is something to be heard and treasured to this day.
If I could, I would rate this one more stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Forgot how beautiful this album was!
As a 50yr old I first got into this album decades ago, but while I kept listening to the later Magical Mystery Tour & White Album, Rubber Soul dropped off the map. Read more
Published on Dec 13 2010 by P. Ling
4.0 out of 5 stars Very pleased
I was very pleased with this album It was in great condition and came packed well
Published on Nov. 7 2010 by sonic
5.0 out of 5 stars Comparison of 1987 CD and 2009 Remastered Stereo CD
The repackaging is neat, with new pictures and a booklet, and a mini documentary on the CD... which makes it difficult/impossible to copy songs from the CD (which was easy to do... Read more
Published on Oct. 3 2009 by From the Musician's Pen
5.0 out of 5 stars New Heights
All the signs were there on Help and yet, somehow, no one was quite ready for Rubber Soul. The Beatles sixth album was their best to date, and yet, were it the first album by an... Read more
Published on Aug. 30 2009 by Irishcan
5.0 out of 5 stars all right peoples
this is a great album and thats a fact, also helpt to kick of the scithar in rock n roll. pretty cool, pretty cool. if you like the beatles its verry recomended. Read more
Published on Sept. 2 2007 by thibs happy dude from canada
5.0 out of 5 stars Beatles Finest Work
I am a true Beatle maniac, owning every album, and having listened to each of them hundreds of times. Read more
Published on Dec 4 2004 by W. Lokke
5.0 out of 5 stars Rolling Stone says,the 5th greatest album ever!!!
And you know they can't be wrong... the truth will not and can not be denied!
Published on July 17 2004
2.0 out of 5 stars Rubber Soul
"...a starting point for music..", "...one flawless package..." What Goes On? Run For Your Life? If you like a few tracks then fine, but get real people.
Published on July 17 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Songcraft at its finest
This is an elegant collection of songs that was a starting point for music. Here excellent music composition was combined with thought provoking lyricism and affective production. Read more
Published on July 16 2004 by Stephen W. Low
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