sábado, 16 de marzo de 2013

· "RUBBER SOUL" - The Beatles USA 1965

Rubber Soul, the ninth Capitol Records album and eleventh official US release (T-2442 & ST-2442), came out in the United States three days after the British release, and began its 59-week long chart run on Christmas Day. It topped the charts for six weeks from 8 January 1966, before dropping back. The album sold 1.2 million copies within nine days of its release, and to date has sold over six million copies in America. Like other pre-Sgt. Pepper Beatles albums, Rubber Soul differed markedly in its US and UK configurations; indeed, through peculiarities of sequencing, the US Rubber Soul was deliberately reconfigured to appear a "folk rock" album to angle The Beatles into that emerging and lucrative American genre during 1965, thanks to the addition of "I've Just Seen a Face" and "It's Only Love" (leftovers from the UK Help!) and the deletion of some of the more upbeat tracks ("Drive My Car", "Nowhere Man", "If I Needed Someone", and "What Goes On"). The tracks missing on the US version would later surface on the Yesterday and Today collection (with "Nowhere Man" and "What Goes On" being released on a single in the meantime). The track variation resulted in a shorter album length, clocking in at 29:59. In addition, the stereo mix sent to the US from England has what are commonly called "a false start" at the beginning of "I'm Looking Through You." The track is also slightly shorter at the end. The false starts are on every American stereo copy of the album from 1965 to 1990 and are also on the CD boxed set, The Capitol Albums Vol. 2. The US version of "The Word" is also recognisably different because it has Lennon's double-tracked vocals, an extra falsetto harmony on the left channel during the last two refrains, maracas panning to the right channel during the instrumental break and then back to the left channel and the fade is a little longer. Also, on the US mono LP of this album, the version of "Michelle" has louder percussion and the fade-out runs ten seconds longer.


01- I've Just Seen A Face
02- Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
03- You Won't See Me
04- Think For Yourself
05- The Word
06- Michelle
07- It's Only Love
08- Girl
09- I'm Looking Through You
10- In My Life
11- Wait
12- Run For Your Life

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