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Rubber Soul: USA version vs. UK version
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My standard line for the Brian Wilson argument (which is a valid point BTW) is that had Brian heard the original version he would have went nuts right away then rather than doing so trying to create Smile. ….. 

There are 9 different permutations of Rubber Soul released on Digital Audio. 10 if you include the Original Canadian CD. 11 if @Bongo wants to include the 24 bit version from the Beatles Apple. 

I’m in 100% on the original. I love the American version too. It wasn’t the true folk rock album it’s purported to be. It could have been if Dexter chose his songs with more care and knowledge but it’s a delight to listen to. 

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Has anyone tried to make a hybrid version of both albums. 

Isn’t that what Capitol Records do??? a-hard-days-night-ringo-8

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Bongo said

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Has anyone tried to make a hybrid version of both albums. 

Isn’t that what Capitol Records do??? a-hard-days-night-ringo-8

  

A hybrid of a hybrid.  Hybridception

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It could have been if Dexter chose his songs with more care and knowledge but it’s a delight to listen to. 

 

If he used more “Dexterity” in his choices. I can’t believe I missed so obvious a pun.

  

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I have the UK version in mono (2014 reissue), was thinking today it would be nice to also have the American one

there’s overlap, sure, but I also have two Stones comps that share like 5 songs mccartney-shrug_01_gif

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Vera Chuck and Dave said
I have the UK version in mono (2014 reissue), was thinking today it would be nice to also have the American one

there’s overlap, sure, but I also have two Stones comps that share like 5 songs mccartney-shrug_01_gif

  

Why not!

I have the UK & Canadian versions of all their work! paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

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Bongo said

Vera Chuck and Dave said

I have the UK version in mono (2014 reissue), was thinking today it would be nice to also have the American one

there’s overlap, sure, but I also have two Stones comps that share like 5 songs mccartney-shrug_01_gif

  

Why not!

I have the UK & Canadian versions of all their work! paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

  

is there much difference between US and Canadian ones? I’m Canadian myself, so I’m sure I could find those ones easily enough if I wanted

I just say American/US to mean North American in general

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 @Vera Chuck and Dave, Joe’s got pages on the American and Canadian discographies (among many others), which I think would be helpful resources to use for comparing both countries’ releases.

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@WeepingAtlasCedars cheers! I guess I coulda looked it up myself on Wikipedia mccartney-shrug_01_gif hahaha but hey

Beatlemania!, Twist And Shout , and Long Tall Sally all seem worth picking up as far as Canadian ones go (I’d like to get the UK/canon A Hard Day’s Night , and I have everything after that already)

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Vera Chuck and Dave said
1) Beatlemania! With The Beatles , 2) Twist And Shout , and 3) Long Tall Sally all seem worth picking up as far as Canadian ones go.

 

is there much difference between US and Canadian ones? I’m Canadian myself, so I’m sure I could find those ones easily enough if I wanted

I just say American/US to mean North American in general

Yes all 3 original Canadian mono records do sound fantastic.  But they are direct transfers of the UK records, unlike the US counterparts that have been Dexterized.

But after those 3 LPs, Canada Capitol were ordered by their US bosses to follow suit. A Hard Day’s Night and on, are all the same as the US albums.

 

Here’s a great little site: http://capitol6000.com/beatlesdiscs.html

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Vera Chuck and Dave said
I have the UK version in mono (2014 reissue), was thinking today it would be nice to also have the American one

there’s overlap, sure, but I also have two Stones comps that share like 5 songs mccartney-shrug_01_gif

  

I was able to buy a sealed 1968 USA copy some time ago… it is the DEFINITIVE version of Rubber Soul for me, as the UK version is inferior (DUCKS)

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I do enjoy the American Rubber Soul , but the British version is my favourite as I grew up with it.  

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USA all the way.

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No way I’m ever gonna choose a version that’s missing “If I Needed Someone

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Since the US version of Help ! was a soundtrack album, we only had 7 new songs (plus Yesterday /Act Naturally ) to groove to between Aug. 3rd and Dec. 3rd, 1965. That’s four long months of no new music, especially considering 6 albums had been released during the prior year. So when I put the needle down for the first time on my brand new Rubber Soul album and heard the intro into I’ve Just Seen A Face , the experience was fantastically!spiritually!emotionally! burned into my musical memory. The song made such an impression that later when I heard John say “And now we’d like to do Hark The Angels Come”, it’s this moment that I thought of. For us in the US, Side 2 of Help ! sounds like an oddly organized compilation album.

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No disrespect to the band/producers artistic visions intended. Actually with the exception of the Capitol versions of Meet The Beatles & Rubber Soul , I always listen to the Parlophone originals. Perhaps if I had heard the original Rubber Soul that first listen, I’d feel the same way about “Beep beep mm beep beep yeah”.

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UK all the way. 

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What this forum needs is a real contrarian to come along and claim that Capitol’s 11-song “Revolver ” is the definitive version paul-mccartney

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