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Rubber Soul Front Cover
13 May 2015
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And why did it come in different colours? 

UK:

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US: 

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And then there are quite a few variations and inbetweens, such as: 

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WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THIS?! 

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The bottom two, to me, seem like they're supposed to be the same. Being printed in different locations or being subjected to different light conditions can explain why one has a green tint, and the other is dominated by the brown tones. As for the orange in the UK version: who knows? Maybe they were mixed differently? 

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No idea about the differences but I adore the cover. One of my favourite ever t-shirts was a full print of the cover (not just a box but the whole material was 'Rubber Soul '). They're looking fucking amazing in the picture and by god did they know it - and the music lives up in every way (a number of album covers look great but the music is shit). And John looking at you whilst the other three are looking elsewhere...

Of all the album covers this is it for me. Its also quite reminiscent of 'Beatles For Sale ' what with the autumnal colours (my second favourite album cover).

And the original uncropped unslipped pic is great too (not as good tho).

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meanmistermustard said
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Of all the album covers this is it for me. Its also quite reminiscent of 'Beatles For Sale ' what with the autumnal colours (my second favourite album cover).

Yeah, BFS is fab. My second favourite too. 

And the original uncropped unslipped pic is great too (not as good tho).

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He says as he hides behind an avatar using that very photo... a-hard-days-night-paul-11

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Silly Girl provokingly said 

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And the original uncropped unslipped pic is great too (not as good tho).

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He says as he hides behind an avatar using that very photo... a-hard-days-night-paul-11

True but anyone can use the cover, the uncropped is different.a-hard-days-night-paul-11a-hard-days-night-paul-11

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 Yeah, it was a major revelation when the full photo first appeared a few years ago. And the clothes they're wearing! That jacket of John's! Fab.

 

Also, mmm's love for the autumnal BFS cover seconded. Didn't realize there was an uncropped version of that one as well as others from the same Hyde Park shoot available online until I was inspired to look for them just now. 

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Oh how much I want John's jacket...

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meanmistermustard said 
One of my favourite ever t-shirts was a full print of the cover (not just a box but the whole material was 'Rubber Soul '). 
 

That is my "go to" t-shirt when I go to concerts or tribute shows and ALWAYS get compliments on the shirt!

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No idea about the differences but I adore the cover. One of my favourite ever t-shirts was a full print of the cover (not just a box but the whole material was 'Rubber Soul '). 

 Do you mean something like this, or even more all-over? Either way, I have to have this now. This Beatles obsession is going to bankrupt me some day 😉

 

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No. It was all over, front and back. The faces covered 95% of the front and the rest was covered in the leaves. It was magnificent and i wore it religiously.

I still have it hanging in a wardrobe even tho its not fit for use.

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Sounds fab! 

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It was and more.

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meanmistermustard said

No. It was all over, front and back. The faces covered 95% of the front and the rest was covered in the leaves. It was magnificent and i wore it religiously.

Only on Sundays?a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

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meanmistermustard said

No. It was all over, front and back. The faces covered 95% of the front and the rest was covered in the leaves. It was magnificent and i wore it religiously.

Only on Sundays?a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

Sunday is a day of rest so wouldnt that exclude wearing it on that day?a-hard-days-night-john-7

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You said you wore that shirt religiously. I thought maybe you wore it to church on Sunday.

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Here's mine, and it has green leaves all over and same pic on both sides!

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Bongo said
Here's mine, and it has green leaves all over and same pic on both sides!

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Nice @Bongo. Very nice.

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Seconded...

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Considering it was The Beatles' sixth UK LP and 11th US Album by 1965 alone is unbelievable, let alone different coloured re-issued Capitol Records.......

Silly Girl said 

And why did it come in different colours? 

UK:

RubberSoul.jpgImage Enlarger

US: 

RubberSoulUS-1.jpgImage Enlarger

And then there are quite a few variations and inbetweens, such as: 

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Maybe it's because I'm partial to the 'originals' or everything, but I like 

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the best. The US one 

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looks like the UK one has been left in the sun too long and faded. Yuk. 

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