Beatles – Rubber Soul 1970 Japan red vinyl Apple LP with obi


Free U.S. shipping!  A 1970 red vinyl Japanese pressing of Rubber Soul by the Beatles, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a red vinyl Japanese pressing of Rubber Soul by the Beatles, complete with the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Rubber Soul is a 1970 pressing on the Apple label of an album that was originally released in 1965 on the Odeon label, pressed on “Everclean” red vinyl.

The cover is VG++ and close to M- with a faint disc impression in the front cover.  The obi is VG+, with no tears, but the “hojyuhyo” (reorder tag), is missing.

The black paper inner sleeve is M- and has no splits.  The lyric insert is VG++ with slight foxing.

The red vinyl disc is M- with a few spindle marks on the labels and a couple of very faint sleeve scuffs.  It’s a clean disc that plays well.

A nice copy of a terrific LP that rarely turns up in this condition.

Background: Released in December, 1965, Rubber Soul was the seventh Beatles album to be released by Capitol Records.  The U.S. version of the album, which had a different track lineup from the UK version, reached #1 on the U.S. album charts. gave Rubber Soul a 5 star review:

While the Beatles still largely stuck to love songs on Rubber Soul, the lyrics represented a quantum leap in terms of thoughtfulness, maturity, and complex ambiguities. Musically, too, it was a substantial leap forward, with intricate folk-rock arrangements that reflected the increasing influence of Dylan and the Byrds. The group and George Martin were also beginning to expand the conventional instrumental parameters of the rock group, using a sitar on “Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown),” Greek-like guitar lines on “Michelle” and “Girl,” fuzz bass on “Think for Yourself,” and a piano made to sound like a harpsichord on the instrumental break of “In My Life.”

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Apple
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1970
Format: Stereo
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Weight 9 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in