Beatles – Rubber Soul limited edition red vinyl mono LP with obi


Free U.S. shipping!  A 1986 limited edition red vinyl mono Japanese pressing of Rubber Soul by the Beatles, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a limited edition red vinyl mono Japanese pressing of Rubber Soul by the Beatles, including the original obi.

This album features the UK track listing.

About this copy: This copy of Rubber Soul is a 1986 mono pressing on the Odeon label of an album that was originally released in 1966 (in stereo.)

The cover is M-.  The obi is M-.  The lyric insert is VG++, with no wear, but with a bit of fading.

The red vinyl disc is M- and looks unplayed.  Beautiful disc!

A nice copy of a scarce Beatles LP.

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

The UK version reached #1 in that country.

In the 1960s, most Japanese LPs were issued in stereo only, so most Japanese buyers never had the opportunity to hear the original mono mixes of most of the Beatles songs.

In 1982, EMI records released limited edition red vinyl pressings in mono of all of the Beatles albums from Please Please Me through Yellow Submarine.  This series was reissued in 1986, though that series featured a different obi from that issue. 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: EMI/Odeon
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1986
Format: Mono
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Additional information

Weight 9 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in