The BEATLES


Rubber Soul
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(1965 / 2009)



1. Drive My Car 2'28
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
Double Tracked John. Occasionally Paul. George joins both on chorus.
Recorded: October 10-13, 1965 at ABBEY ROAD, London, England
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2. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) 2'05
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
Mainly John. Short passages by John and Paul.
Recorded: October 12, 1965 at ABBEY ROAD, London, England but Remade October 21, 1965
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3. You Won't See Me 3'20
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
Recorded: November 11, 1965 at ABBEY ROAD, London, England
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4. Nowhere Man 2'44
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
Recorded: October 21-27, 1965 at ABBEY ROAD, London, England
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5. Think For Yourself 2'18
(George Harrison)
Recorded: November 8, 1965 at ABBEY ROAD, London, England
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6. The Word 2'43
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
Recorded: November 10, 1965 at ABBEY ROAD, London, England
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7. Michelle 2'43
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
Recorded: November 3, 1965 at ABBEY ROAD, London, England
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8. What Goes On 2'48
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney / Richard Starkey)
Recorded: November 4, 1965 at ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS, London, England
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9. Girl 2'32
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
Recorded: November 11, 1965 at ABBEY ROAD, London, England
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10. I'm Looking Through You 2'26
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
Recorded: October 24, 1965 at ABBEY ROAD, London, England but remade November 6, 1965 and again November 10, 1965
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11. In My Life 2'27
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
Recorded: October 18, 1965 at ABBEY ROAD, London, England with the instrumental break overdubbed October 22, 1965
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12. Wait 2'14
(John Lennon / Paul McCartney)
Recorded: June 17, 1965 at ABBEY ROAD, London, England with bits and pieces overdubbed on November 11, 1965
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13. If I Needed Someone 2'23
(George Harrison)
Recorded: October 16, 1965 at ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS, London, England
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14. Run For Your Life 2'23
(George Harrison)
Recorded: October 12, 1965 at ABBEY ROAD, London, England
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Total Time: 35:34


  • John Lennon - Acoustic Guitar (2, 7, 9, 10, 14), Rhythm Guitar (1, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13), Acoustic Rhythm Guitar (4), Electric Bottle-Neck Guitar(14),Hammond Organ, (5) Tambourine (1, 3, 12). Lead Vocal (1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 14), Double-Tracked Lead Vocal (11), Harmony Vocal (8, 10, 13) , Background Vocal (3, 5, 7)
  • Paul McCartney - Bass Guitar (1-14), Fuzz Bass (5), Piano (1, 3, 6), Lead Vocal (1, 3, 5-7, 12), Double-Tracked Lead Vocal (10), Harmony Vocal (2, 4, 8, 11, 13), Background Vocal (7, 9, 14)
  • George Harrison - Guitar (3, 5), Lead Guitar (1, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14), Lead Guitar (with Volume Pedal) (12), 12-String Guitar (13), Lead Guitar Solo (7), Acoustic Guitar (7), Sitar (2, 9), Tambourine (5, 10), Lead Vocal (5), Double-Tracked Vocal (13), Harmony Vocal (1, 4, 6, 12), Background Vocal (3, 7, 9, 14)
  • Ringo Starr - Drums (1, 3-14), Bass Drum (2), Hammond Organ (10), Maracas (5, 6, 12), Cowbell (1), Tambourine (2, 11, 13, 14), Hi-Hat (3), Percussion (10), Lead Vocal (8)

    Additional Musicians:

  • George Martin on Harmonium (6, 13), Piano (11)
  • Mai 'ofgan' Evans on Hammond Organ (3)

    Produced by George Martin
    Principal Engineer: Norman Smith
    This Remastered Album has been created from the original stereo analogue Master Tapes.
    Remastered by Guy Massey and Steve Rooke
    Project Co-ordinator: Allan Rouse
    Historical Notes: Kevin Howlett and Mike Heatley
    Recording Notes: Allan Rouse and Kevin Howlett
    Project Management for EMI Records Ltd: Wendy Day and Guy Hayden
    Album Redesign: Drew Lorimer
    Photo Retouching: Gavin O'Neill
    Photo Editing and Research: Aaron Bremnerand Dorcas Lynn

    Thanks To Simon Gibson

    All Songs Published by SONY / ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC

    Digital Remaster 2009
    except Tracks 8, LARK MUSIC Ltd.
    Artwork 2009 APPLE Corps Ltd.
    All Photographs APPLE Corps Ltd.,
    except where otherwise stated.

    Remaster 2009 by EMI RECORDS Ltd.
    2009 EMl RECORDS Ltd.

    APPLE and PARLOPHONE
    "BEATLES", "APPLE" and the APPLE Logos are Trademarks of APPLE Corps Ltd.

    HISTORICAL NOTESS

    The BEATLES' sixth album was released in the UK on 3rd December, 1965. Only four months had elapsed since their previous album Help! and during that time they had made a momentous tour of the US and Canada, including a record breaking concert for 55,600 fans in Shea Stadium, New York. After resting for six weeks, The BEATLES began sessions for an album planned to contain only self-composed material. There were eleven songs from John and Paul, two from George and a song with the unique writing credit of Lennon-McCartney-Starkey for Ringo's vocal spotlight 'What Goes On'. They also recorded 'Day Tripper' and 'We Can Work It Out' at this time, which were issued on their eleventh Parlophone single on the same day that Rubber Soul was released. Their first double A-sided single and new album gave The BEATLES the British number one single and album for the third consecutive Christmas. Rubber Soul stayed at the top for nine weeks of its 42 week stay in the album chart. Robert Freeman's stylish photographs had been featured on their album sleeves since the second LP With The BEATLES. His distinctive cover shot for Rubber Soul came through a happy accident when he was projecting slides of his photos onto an LP-sized card. When the card fell back a little, The BEATLES' faces seemed slightly stretched and that was the image selected by the group. It is their first album not to feature the word Beatles on the front cover. For the first time the USA release exactly duplicated the cover of a British Beatles LP but, as usual, Capitol Records altered the track listing. Two songs from the second side of the British version of Help! were added to ten of the tracks. The omitted four were eventually included on album "Yesterday" ...And Today released six months later. The American version of Rubber Soul reached number one in the first week of January, 1966 and stayed at the top for six weeks. It had an impressive initial chart run of 51 weeks.

    RECORDING NOTES

    The standard practice had been for sessions to be scheduled from 10.00am-1.00pm, 2.30-5.30pm and 7.00-10.00pm. From the recording of Beatles For Sale onwards, the group had abandoned mornings and their evening sessions became longer than usual. While making Rubber Soul, they spent even more time perfecting their songs and when this was combined with a pressing deadline for completion of the LP, sessions often stretched into the early hours of the morning. From the start of recording on the 12*h October to the final mixing session on the 15th November 1965, over a hundred hours were spent in the studio. The last recording session continued from 6.00pm until 7.00am the next day. During this time, The BEATLES started and finished 'Girl' and 'You Won't See Me' and completed over-dubs on 'Wait' and 'I'm Looking Through You'. As with their previous LP Help!, recording on four-track tape was sufficient for all the songs except one. At 7.00pm on 3rd November, The BEATLES began the session for 'Michelle' by recording drums and acoustic guitars on track one and Paul's lead vocal on track two. Backing vocals were then overdubbed onto track three and then double-tracked on the fourth. To create space for more over-dubs, this four-track 'master' was copied to a new tape. The rhythm section and lead vocal were transferred to tracks one and two but the backing vocals on the other two tracks were mixed together and recorded on just track three of the new tape. The free track was used for over-dubbing a bass, an electric and an acoustic guitar. This procedure of "bouncing down' tracks became much more frequent in their future recordings. Since their first session in 1962, the man at the mixing desk had been engineer Norman Smith. In three and a half years of recording and mixing the group, he had been responsible for six albums and eleven singles released in the UK. His last studio date with The BEATLES was the all-night final Rubber Soul recording session on 11th/12th November, 1965 - just three weeks before the album was available in the shops. Rubber Soul was issued at a time when stereo records sold to a small number of hi-fi enthusiasts and so mixing to mono took priority over a stereo version. George Martin decided to give Rubber Soul a new stereo mix from the four-track tapes for its debut release on CD in 1987. The remastering team has worked with that version.





    1. Drive My Car

      Asked a girl what she wanted to be
      She said baby, can't you see
      I wanna be famous, a star on the screen
      But you can do something in between

      Baby you can drive my car
      Yes I'm gonna be a star
      Baby you can drive my car
      And baby I love you

      I told a girl that my prospects were good
      And she said baby, it's understood
      Working for peanuts is all very fine
      But I can show you a better time

      Baby you can drive my car
      Yes I'm gonna be a star
      Baby you can drive my car
      And baby I love you

      Beep beep'm beep beep yeah

      Baby you can drive my car
      Yes I'm gonna be a star
      Baby you can drive my car
      And baby I love you

      I told a girl I can start right away
      And she said listen babe I got something to say
      I got no car and it's breaking my heart
      But I've found a driver and that's a start

      Baby you can drive my car
      Yes I'm gonna be a star
      Baby you can drive my car
      And baby I love you

      Beep beep'm beep beep yeah
      Beep beep'm beep beep yeah
      Beep beep'm beep beep yeah
      Beep beep'm beep beep yeah

    2. Norwegian Wood

      I once had a girl, or should I say, she once had me.
      She showed me her room, isn't it good, norwegian wood?
      She asked me to stay and she told me to sit anywhere,
      So I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair.
      I sat on a rug, biding my time, drinking her wine.
      We talked until two and then she said, "It's time for bed".
      She told me she worked in the morning and started to laugh.
      I told her I didn't and crawled off to sleep in the bath.
      And when I awoke I was alone, this bird had flown.
      So I lit a fire, isn't it good, norwegian wood.

    3. You Won't See Me

      When I call you up
      Your line's engaged
      I have had enough
      So act your age
      We have lost the time
      That was so hard to find
      And I will lost my mind
      If you won't see me
      You won't see me

      I don't know why
      You should want to hide
      But I can't get through
      My hands are tied
      I won't want to stay
      I don't gave much to say
      But I can't turn away
      And you won't see me You won't see me

      Time after time
      You refuse to even listen
      I wouldn't mind
      If I knew what I was missing
      Though the days are few
      They're filled with tears
      And since I lost you
      It feels like years
      Yes, it seems so long
      Girl, since you've been gone
      And I just can't go on
      If you won't see me
      You won't see me

      Time after time
      You refuse to even listen
      I wouldn't mind
      If I knew what I was missing
      Though the days are few
      They're filled with tears
      And since I lost you
      It feels like years
      Yes, it seems so long
      Girl, since you've been gone
      And I just can't go on
      If you won't see me
      You won't see me

    4. Nowhere Man

      He's a real nowhere Man,
      Sitting in his Nowhere Land,
      Making all his nowhere plans
      for nobody.

      Doesn't kave a point of view,
      Knows not where he's going to,
      Isn't he a bit like you and me?
      Nowhere Man, please listen,
      You don't know what you're missing,
      Nowhere Man, the world is at your command.

      He's as blind as he can be,
      Just sees what he wants to see,
      Nowhere Man can you see me at all?
      Doesn't kave a point of view,
      Knows not where he's going to,
      Isn't he a bit like you and me?
      Nowhere Man, don't worry,
      Take your time, don't hurry,
      Leave it all till somebody else
      lend you a hand.

      He's a real Nowhere Man,
      Sitting in his Nowhere Land,
      Making all his nowhere plans
      for nobody.

    5. Think For Yourself

      I've got a word or two
      To say about the things that you do
      You're telling all those lies
      About the good things that we can have
      If we close our eyes

      Do what you want to do
      And go where you're going to
      Think for yourself
      'Cause I won't be there with you

      I left you far behind
      The ruins of the life that you had in mind
      And though you still can't see
      I know your mind's made up
      You're gonna cause more misery

      Do what you want to do
      And go where you're going to
      Think for yourself
      'Cause I won't be there with you

      Although your mind's opaque
      Try thinking more if just for your own sake
      The future still looks good
      And you've got time to rectify
      All the things that you should

      Do what you want to do
      And go where you're going to
      Think for yourself
      'Cause I won't be there with you

      Do what you want to do
      And go where you're going to
      Think for yourself
      'Cause I won't be there with you
      Think for yourself
      'Cause I won't be there with you

    6. The Word

      Say the word and you'll be free
      Say the word and be like me
      Say the word I'm thinking of
      Have you heard the word is love?
      It's so fine, It's sunshine
      It's the word, love
      In the beginning I misunderstood
      But now I've got it, the word is good

      Spread the word and you'll be free
      Spread the word and be like be
      Spread the work I'm thinking of
      Have you heard the word is love?
      It's so fine, It's sunshine
      It's the word, love
      Every where I go I hear it said
      In the good and bad books that I have read

      Give the word a chance to say
      That the word is just the way
      It's the word I'm thinking of
      And the only word is love
      It's so fine, It's sunshine
      It's the word, love
      Now that I know what I feel must be right
      I'm here to show everybody the light

      Say the word and you'll be free
      Say the word and be like me
      Say the word I'm thinking of
      Have you heard the word is love?
      It's so fine, It's sunshine
      It's the word, love

    7. Michelle

      Michelle, ma belle.
      These are words that go together well,
      My Michelle.

      Michelle, ma belle.
      Sont les mots qui vont tres bien ensemble,
      Tres bien ensemble.

      I love you, I love you, I love you.
      That's all I want to say.
      Until I find a way
      I will say the only words I know that
      You'll understand.

      I need you, I need you, I need you.
      I need to make you see,
      Oh, what you mean to me.
      Until I do I'm hoping you will
      Know what I mean.

      I love you.

      I want you, I want you, I want you.
      I think you know by now
      I'll get to you somehow.
      Until I do I'm telling you so
      You'll understand.

      I will say the only words I know that
      You'll understand, my Michelle.

    8. What Goes On

      What goes on in your heart?
      What goes on in your mind?
      You are tearing me apart
      When you treat me so unkind
      What goes on in your mind

      The other day I saw you
      As I walked along the road
      But when I saw him with you
      I could feel my future fold
      It's so easy for a girl like you to lie
      Tell me why

      What goes on in your heart?
      What goes on in your mind?
      You are tearing me apart
      When you treat me so unkind
      What goes on in your mind

      I met you in the morning
      waiting for the tides of time
      But now the tide is turning
      I can see that I was blind
      It's so easy for a girl like you to lie
      Tell me why
      What goes on in your heart?

      I used to think of no on else
      But you were just the same
      You didn't even think of me
      As someone with a name
      Did you mean to break my heart and watch me die
      Tell me why

      What goes on in your heart?
      What goes on in your mind?
      You are tearing me apart
      When you treat me so unkind
      What goes on in your mind
      In your mind
      In your mind

    9. Girl


      Is there anybody gone to listen to my story
      All about the girl who came to stay?
      She's the kind of girl you want so much
      It makes you sorry;
      Still, you don't regret a single day.
      Ah girl! Girl!

      She's the kind of girl who puts you down
      When friends are there, you feel a fool.
      Didididi..
      When you say she's looking good
      She acts as if it's understood.
      She's cool, cool, cool, cool,
      Girl! Girl! [Was she]

      When I think of all the times I've tried to leave her
      She will turn to me and start to cry;
      And she promises the earth to me
      And I believe her.
      After all this times I don't know why.
      Ah, girl! Girl!

      She's the kind of girl who puts you down when friends are there,
      You feel a fool.
      When you say she's looking good, she acts as if it's understood.
      She's cool, cool, cool, cool, Girl! Girl!

      Was she told when she was young the pain
      Would lead to pleasure?
      Did she understand it when they said
      That a man must break his back to earn
      His day of leisure?
      Will she still believe it when he's dead?
      Ah girl! Girl! Girl!

    10. I'm Looking Through You

      I'm looking through you, where did you go
      I thought I knew you, what did I know
      You don't look different, but you have changed
      I'm looking through you, you're not the same

      Your lips are moving, I cannot hear
      Your voice is soothing, but the words aren't clear
      You don't sound differnt, I've learned the game.
      I'm looking through you, you're not the same

      Why, tell me why, did you not treat me right?
      Love has a nasty habit of disappearing overnight

      You're thinking of me, the same old way
      You were above me, but not today
      The only difference is you're down there
      I'm looking through you, any other way

      Why, tell me why, did you not treat me right?
      Love has a nasty habit of disappearing overnight

      I'm looking through you, where did you go
      I thought I knew you, what did I know
      You don't look different, but you have changed
      I'm looking through you, you're not the same

    11. In My Life

      There are places I'll remember
      All my life though some have changed
      Some forever not for better
      Some have gone and some remain
      All these places have their moments
      With lovers and friends I still can recall
      Some are dead and some are living
      In my life I've loved them all

      But of all these friends and lovers
      There is no one compares with you
      And these memories lose their meaning
      When I think of love as something new
      Though I know I'll never lose affection
      For people and things that went before
      I know I'll often stop and think about them
      In my life I love you more

      Though I know I'll never lose affection
      For people and things that went before
      I know I'll often stop and think about them
      In my life I love you more
      In my life I love you more

    12. Wait

      It's been a long time
      Now I'm coming back home
      I've been away now
      Oh how I've been alone
      Wait till I come back to your side
      We'll forget the tears we've cried

      But if your heart breaks
      Don't wait, turn me away
      And if your heart's strong
      Hold on, I won't delay
      Wait till I come back to your side
      We'll forget the tears we've cried

      I feel as though
      You ought to know
      That I've been good
      As good as I can be
      And if you do
      I'll trust in you
      And know that you
      Will wait for me

      It's been a long time
      Now I'm coming back home
      I've been away now
      Oh how I've been alone
      Wait till I come back to your side
      We'll forget the tears we've cried

      I feel as though
      You ought to know
      That I've been good
      As good as I can be
      And if you do
      I'll trust in you
      And know that you
      Will wait for me

      It's been a long time
      Now I'm coming back home
      I've been away now
      Oh how I've been alone
      Wait till I come back to your side
      We'll forget the tears we've cried

      It's been a long time
      Now I'm coming back home
      I've been away now
      Oh, how I've been alone

    13. If I Needed Someone

      If I needed someone to love
      You're the one that I'd be thinking of
      If I needed someone

      If I had some more time to spend
      That I guess I'd be with you my friend
      If I needed someone
      Had you come some other day
      Then it might not have been like this
      But you see now I'm too much in love

      Carve your number on my wall
      And maybe you will get a call from me
      If I needed someone
      Ah, ah, ah, ah

      If I had some more time to spend
      That I guess I'd be with you my friend
      If I needed someone
      Had you come some other day
      Then it might not have been like this
      But you see now I'm too much in love

      Carve your number on my wall
      And maybe you will get a call from me
      If I needed someone

    Ah, ah

    14. Run For Your Life

      Well I'd rather see you dead, little girl
      Than to be with another man
      You better keep your head, little girl
      Of I won't know where I am

      You better run for your life if you can, little girl
      Hide your head in the sand little girl
      Catch you with another man
      That's the end'a little girl

      Well I know that I'm a wicked guy
      And I was born with a jealous mind
      And I can't spend my whole life
      Trying just to make you toe the line

      You better run for your life if you can, little girl
      Hide your head in the sand little girl
      Catch you with another man
      That's the end'a little girl

      Let this be a sermon
      I mean everything I've said
      Baby, I'm determined
      And I'd rather see you dead

      You better run for your life if you can, little girl
      Hide your head in the sand little girl
      Catch you with another man
      That's the end'a little girl

      I'd rather see you dead, little girl
      Than to be with another man
      You better keep your head, little girl
      Of I won't know where I am

      You better run for your life if you can, little girl
      Hide your head in the sand little girl
      Catch you with another man
      That's the end'a little girl
      Na, na, na
      Na, na, na
      Na, na, na
      Na, na, na