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  06. Rubber Soul (PMC 1267)
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#6-1 Rubber Soul (1st. Press "matrix-1/1  Loud Cut": PMC 1267)
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TITLE Rubber Soul
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1267
RELEASE DATE 3rd December.1965/First Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Drive My Car
What Goes On
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
Girl
You Won't See Me
I'm Looking Through You
Nowhere Man
In My Life
Think For Yourself
Wait
The Word
If I Needed Someone
Michelle Run For Your Life
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve sleeve The mono covers were manufactured by G & L or Ernest J. Day.  G & L sleeve has the words "TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." under the Parlophone logomark, but E. J. Day have not. In the original photo taken for the cover, there is a loose thread on right shoulder of John's jacket. This was airbrushed out on most covers in the U.K. Some countries did not alter the photo (ex. Mexico)
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1267" and the word "mono" were printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
sleeve "TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." was printed under the Parlophone logomark.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve Printer name credit: "6512  LL  Printed and made  by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd., London PMC 1267 PCS 3075"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter. "(P) 1965" statement was printed on the label.
Tax code "K and T" letters were embossed.
label
"SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was printed at the center of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
#6-1: Sans Serif type
(=this record)
Roman type There are at least two subtypes which feature differences in printing type in the song title and artist name.
1) One of them was printed in the "Sans Serif" type.
2) The remainder were printed in the "Roman" type.
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label label label
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 579 - 1
Side-2: XEX 580 - 1
OTHER ITEM
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LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-6-1
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 579 - 1
SIDE 2 XEX 580 - 1
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1965
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" PRINT None
PRINTER CREDIT 6512   LL    Printed and made  by Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd., London PMC 1267 PCS 3075
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman
INNER SLEEVE Tracing-rice-paper-lined “Use Emitex” die-cut sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Black and Yellow Parlophone label with silver print:
the name "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD.(capital letter)" on the outer rim, the "SOLD IN U.K." remark, and the "(P) 1965" statement.

Beginning in 1964, Parlophone (and all the other EMI companies) began printing a phrase in the centers of all their singles, EP's and LP's, which said:

SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS.

This notice appears on the labels of every UK market EMI product, from very early 1964, right through mid-1969.

On 1st July 1965, EMI underwent a merger and each individual ceased to be a L.T.D. company and became a subsudialy of "The Gramophone Co. Ltd." which was owned by EMI. This merger meant yet another label change occurred and previous "Parlophone Co. Ltd." rims where replaced with the new "Gramophone" rims.

Sleeves for "Rubber Soul (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Ernest J. Day.

The matrix"-1 (one)" cuttings of the mono UK "Rubber Soul" are reported to be different from subsequent versions (so-called "Loud Cut"), in that after they were issued, the EMI cutting engineers were requested to cut down on the bass, since early buyers complained of skipping needles due to mistracking.
Early first-pressing copies were pressed with loud mixing version (whose inner groove says XEX.579-1 and XEX.580-1). The common issue were pressed with normal mixing version (whose inner groove says XEX. 579-4 and 580-4).



#6-2 Rubber Soul (2nd. Press "matrix-4/4": PMC 1267)
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TITLE Rubber Soul
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1267
RELEASE DATE 1965/Second Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Drive My Car
What Goes On
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
Girl
You Won't See Me
I'm Looking Through You
Nowhere Man
In My Life
Think For Yourself
Wait
The Word
If I Needed Someone
Michelle Run For Your Life
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
#6-1
Ernest. J. Day
#6-2
Garrod & Lofthouse
The mono covers were manufactured by G & L or Ernest J. Day.  G & L sleeve has the words "TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." under the Parlophone logomark, but E. J. Day have not. In the original photo taken for the cover, there is a loose thread on right shoulder of John's jacket. This was airbrushed out on most covers in the U.K. Some countries did not alter the photo (ex. Mexico)
sleeve sleeve sleeve
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1267" and the word "mono" were printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
sleeve "TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." was printed under the Parlophone logomark.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve Printer name credit: "12  LL  Printed and made  by  Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending  PMC 1267 PCS 3075"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter. "(P) 1965" statement was printed on the label.
Tax code "K and T" letters were embossed.
label
"SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was printed at the center of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
#6-2: Roman type
(=this record)
Sans Serif type There are at least two subtypes which feature differences in printing type in the song title and artist name.
1) One of them was printed in the "Roman" type.
2) The remainder were printed in the "Sans Serif" type.
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label label label
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 579 - 4
Side-2: XEX 580 - 4
OTHER ITEM
-


LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-6-1
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 579 - 4
SIDE 2 XEX 580 - 4
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1965
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" PRINT None
PRINTER CREDIT 12   LL    Printed and made  by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending PMC 1267 PCS 3075
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman
INNER SLEEVE Tracing-rice-paper-lined “Use Emitex” die-cut sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Black and Yellow Parlophone label with silver print:
the name "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD.(capital letter)" on the outer rim, the "SOLD IN U.K." remark, and the "(P) 1965" statement.

Sleeves for "Rubber Soul (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse.

The matrix"-1 (one)" cuttings of the mono UK "Rubber Soul" are reported to be different from subsequent versions (so-called "Loud Cut"), in that after they were issued, the EMI cutting engineers were requested to cut down on the bass, since early buyers complained of skipping needles due to mistracking.
Early first-pressing copies were pressed with loud mixing version (whose inner groove says XEX.579-1 and XEX.580-1). The common issue were pressed with normal mixing version (whose inner groove says XEX. 579-4 and 580-4).



#6-3 Rubber Soul (3rd. Press "matrix-5/5": PMC 1267)
Back to the top of the line
TITLE Rubber Soul
CATALOG NUMBER PMC 1267
RELEASE DATE 1966?/Third Press
TRACK LISTING SIDE 1 SIDE 2
Drive My Car
What Goes On
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
Girl
You Won't See Me
I'm Looking Through You
Nowhere Man
In My Life
Think For Yourself
Wait
The Word
If I Needed Someone
Michelle Run For Your Life
FRONT --> Click! BACK --> Click! SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK
sleeve sleeve
label label label
INNER SLEEVE FRONT COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve sleeve The mono covers were manufactured by G & L or Ernest J. Day.  G & L sleeve has the words "TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." under the Parlophone logomark, but E. J. Day have not. In the original photo taken for the cover, there is a loose thread on right shoulder of John's jacket. This was airbrushed out on most covers in the U.K. Some countries did not alter the photo (ex. Mexico)
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve Wrap-around cover. Round-cut corner.
Catalog No. "PMC 1267" and the word "mono" were printed on upper right corner of the back cover.
sleeve "TRADE MARK OF THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD." was printed under the Parlophone logomark.
BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve Printer name credit: "12  LL  Printed and made  by  Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending  PMC 1267 PCS 3075"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter. "(P) 1965" statement was printed on the label.
Tax code "K and T" letters were embossed.
label
"SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was printed at the center of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
#6-3: Roman type
(=this record)
Sans Serif type There are at least two subtypes which feature differences in printing type in the song title and artist name.
1) One of them was printed in the "Roman" type.
2) The remainder were printed in the "Sans Serif" type.
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label label label
Matrix No. is
Side-1: XEX 579 - 5
Side-2: XEX 580 - 5
OTHER ITEM
-


LABEL Yellow Parlophone Type-6-1
MIX MONO
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 XEX 579 - 5
SIDE 2 XEX 580 - 5
VINYL COLOR BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD. (capital letter)
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT (P) 1965
COVER FORM Single type. Wrap-around cover / Round-cut corner
THE SIZE OF THE "mono" PRINT None
PRINTER CREDIT 12   LL    Printed and made  by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending PMC 1267 PCS 3075
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES Photo: Robert Freeman
INNER SLEEVE Tracing-rice-paper-lined “Use Emitex” die-cut sleeve
PRODUCER George Martin
COMMENTS
Black and Yellow Parlophone label with silver print:
the name "THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD.(capital letter)" on the outer rim, the "SOLD IN U.K." remark, and the "(P) 1965" statement.

he matrix number printed on the label is now misaligned to the datestamp, being too far on the left. It’s with this style that we find almost all the later standard pressings XEX 579-5 / XEX 580-5.

Sleeves for "Rubber Soul (mono)" did two London’s of printing house: Ernest J. Day & Co Ltd. and Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This issue has a sleeve made by Garrod & Lofthouse.



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