Rubber Soul

AlbumbyThe Beatles

Released in 1965, 15 tracks, 39 min

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"Rubber Soul"

Landing with Rubber Soul

In previous Narratives, I have referred to the transition they had to go between what were the beginnings of The Beatles and their evolution towards what would be the most enriching musical testimony of the twentieth century in terms of pop and rock music. In the year of 1965, the band was in full creative height and enormous commercial pressures to satisfy a world public increasingly hungry for their music. At the same time, the experience, the comfort of dedicating to the composition without having to worry about money as in their beginnings (and the beginnings of almost all the musicians in history) plus the natural need for change that exists in every human being, they pushed John Lennon and Paul McCartney towards an evolution that begins to be reflected precisely in the album Rubber Soul. Curious to experiment with other sounds and instruments and anxious because their lyrics said something more than the simple message that characterized their previous successes and technological progress to improve recording techniques (at that time every little step in the improvement and refinement that recording studios could offer was a great advance for musicians and composers) motivated them to deliver an album that, for me, represents the end of the bridge that begins in Beatles For Sale, to land on this album that would be the confirmation for all their fans about the course who would take the band and the personal, spiritual and musical growth they were experiencing. All those who followed the band at that time knew that they had to be prepared to listen and assimilate unpublished things in the work of the Fab Four if they did not want to stay behind with glories that belonged to the past, outdated styles and naive lyrics. What until now the world knew of the four of Liverpool, with some exceptions in past records, would have to take a quantum leap and the quality with which the group had been required to work for this record, would be an unprecedented fact. Although that same year was previously released Help!, the differences with Rubber Soul are evident and they tell us about a maturity that would bear great results in the short term. In addition, I think it is thanks to the compositions of this album, the variety of influences and styles used to create each song, which allows the appearance of a key man for what would be the musical and exponential growth of the band: George Martin. In practically the whole album you can see the hand of a musician educated in other genres, but passionate about making musical arrangements to some guys who, by then, had nothing to prove, they were already the favorites of pop music lovers all over the world.

Written by @JorgeDiaz from Electro Arpegio
Jun 07, 2019

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"Rubber Soul"

Released

  • Dec 03, 1965

Genres

  • Pop

Label

  • Parlophone (UK), Capitol (US)

Producer

  • George Martin

Studio

  • EMI Studios, London

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Rubber Soul is the sixth studio album by the English rock band the Beatles. It was released on 3 December 1965 in the United Kingdom, on EMI's Parlophone label, accompanied by the non-album double A-side single "Day Tripper" / "We Can Work It Out". The original North American version of the album was altered by Capitol Records to include a different selection of tracks. Rubber Soul met with a highly favourable critical response and topped record charts in Britain and the United States for several weeks.
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