Beatles – Rubber Soul original Japan red vinyl LP with obi

$295.00

1 in stock

Description

Offered for sale is an original 1965 red vinyl Japanese pressing of Rubber Soul by the Beatles, complete with the ultra-rare original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Rubber Soul is an original 1965 Japanese stereo pressing, pressed on  red vinyl and including the very rare original obi.

The cover is VG++, it’s close to M-, with slight wear at the mouth.  The cover has shrink wrap on it that appears to have been there for a long time, though we cannot say if the album was originally sold that way or not.   It may have been added by a retailer at a later date.

The original blue and white obi with the ¥1800 price is VG+, with a small 1/2″ tear at the top edge that has been invisibly repaired.   This obi did not originally include a “hojyuhyo,” or re-order tag, so it’s complete.

The original envelope-style inner sleeve and lyric insert are included.

The red vinyl disc is  a weak VG+, with no significant marks, but a number of scuffs from the original paper inner sleeve.  The record has been well cared for, but has had a lot of play and has a number of spindle marks.  It plays with a bit of noise, as do many of these red vinyl LPs.

A nice copy of a rare Beatles item and the only copy of this LP we’ve ever seen with the original obi.

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:
OP-7450
Year of Release: 1965
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 24 oz
Dimensions 15 × 13 × 1 in