Beatles – Rubber Soul original 1965 Japan red vinyl LP with obi


Free U.S. shipping!  An original 1965 red vinyl Japanese pressing of Rubber Soul by the Beatles, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is an original  red vinyl Japanese pressing of Rubber Soul by the Beatles, including the rare original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Rubber Soul is a 1965 Japanese pressing on the Odeon label, pressed on “Everclean” red vinyl.

The cover is VG++ with a few minor creases.  There is a mark through the ¥1800 price on the back.

The original blue and white obi with the ¥1800 price is VG, with a few wrinkles on the back and a small repaired tear on the back.  The printed price on the obi is ¥1800; there is a stain there suggesting that a ¥1750 sticker has been removed.  This version of the obi did not originally include a “hojyuhyo” (reorder tag.)

The lyric insert is VG+ with slight foxing.  The original “envelope” inner sleeve is VG++.

The red vinyl disc is VG+, with a couple of scuffs from the paper inner sleeve, but no significant marks.  There are many spindle marks on the labels.  It’s an album that has been played a lot, but has been well cared for.  It plays with some surface noise.

A nice copy of a rare Beatles item a difficult album to find as a complete first pressing.

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.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Odeon
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1965
Format: Stereo
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Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in