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Rubber Soul

Author: The Beatles
ISBN #: B00697VQEC
Price: $24.00
Publisher: Capitol Records
Publisher Location: New York
Book Condition: Good
Pub Date: 1971
Vinyl Album, Capitol ST 2442, Apple label, In worn Capitol sleeve. Capitol Full Dimensional Stereo in olive. Outer sleeve edge worn with split along bottom edge, no ring wear visible. Jacksonville pressing. All lp's cleaned and played. Any sticks and skips will be noted; a few minor pops, nothing significant. Vinyl shows light wear and scratches. A repress. On the rear sleeve 9 is printed directly below 'Freeman' in the bottom right hand corner below the picture of John Lennon. Plain inner sleeve. An iconic album that transcended Beatlemania and pointed the way to their new direction Rubber Soul is the sixth studio album by The Beatles. It was recorded in just over four weeks to make the Christmas market, and was released on December 3, 1965. Unlike the five albums that preceded it, Rubber Soul was recorded during a continuous period, whereas the group had previously recorded albums during breaks in between tour dates or other projects. Notably The Beatles made all of their subsequent albums as they did this one. Rubber Soul is regarded by fans and critics alike as one of the greatest albums in popular music history. In 2012, Rubber Soul was ranked number five on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". In 2013, after the British Phonographic Industry changed their sales award rules, the album was declared as having gone platinum. "Norwegian Wood" is generally credited as sparking off a musical craze for the sound of the novel instrument in the mid-1960sa trend which would later branch out into the raga rock and Indian rock genres. The song is now acknowledged as one of the cornerstones of what is now usually called "world music" and it was a major landmark in the trend towards incorporating non-Western musical influences into Western popular music. Harrison's interest was fueled by fellow Indian music fan David Crosby of the Byrds, whom Harrison met and befriended in August 1965. Harrison would eventually be transfixed by all things Indian, taking sitar lessons from renowned Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!