Beatles – Rubber Soul original Japan red vinyl LP with obi

$150.00

Free U.S. shipping!  A 1971 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, including 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+ with slight corner and edge wear.  The obi is VG+ with no tears, but with a few minor wrinkles.  The “hojyuhyo,” or reorder tag, is still attached.

The black paper inner sleeve is M-; the sleeve has no splits.  The lyric insert is VG+ with no tears or writing, but with some discoloration from age.

The red vinyl disc is VG+ with a couple of light marks on each side.

A nice play copy of an LP that rarely turns up complete.

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.

Allmusic.com 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:
AP-8156
Year of Release: 1970
Format: Stereo
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Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in