The Beatles ‎– Paperback Writer

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
R 5452 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single) Parlophone R 5452 UK 1966 Sell This Version
O-014 Los Beatles* Escrito En La Contratapa / Lluvia(7", Single) Odeon O-014 Nicaragua 1966 Sell This Version
6066 The Beatles Escritor Novelero / Lluvia(7", Single) Capitol Records 6066 Mexico 1966 Sell This Version
DTOA 8191 Los Beatles* Novelista = Paperback Writer(7", Single, Mono) Odeon Pops DTOA 8191 Argentina 1966 Sell This Version
GMSP 104 The Beatles Paperback Writer / Rain(7") Parlophone GMSP 104 Greece 1966 Sell This Version
45-9573 The Beatles Paperback Writer / Rain(7") Odeon 45-9573 Peru 1966 Sell This Version
QMSP 16394 The Beatles Paperback Writer / Rain(7") Parlophon QMSP 16394 Italy 1966 Sell This Version
45-LA 4261 The Beatles Paperback Writer / Rain(7") Odeon 45-LA 4261 Turkey 1966 Sell This Version
7-BT-02 The Beatles Paperback Writer / Rain(7", Single) Odeon 7-BT-02 Brazil 1966 Sell This Version
NZP.3204 The Beatles Paperback Writer / Rain(7", Single) Parlophone NZP.3204 New Zealand 1966 Sell This Version
O 23 210, 45-O-29 567 The Beatles Paperback Writer / Rain(7", Single) Odeon, Odeon O 23 210, 45-O-29 567 Germany 1966 Sell This Version
R 5452 The Beatles Paperback Writer / Rain(7", Single) Parlophone R 5452 Denmark 1966 Sell This Version
LA 4261 The Beatles Paperback Writer / Rain(7", Single) Odeon LA 4261 Turkey 1966 Sell This Version
PAL-60538, R 5452 The Beatles Paperback Writer / Rain(7", Single) Parlophone, Parlophone PAL-60538, R 5452 Philippines 1966 Sell This Version
DSOL 66.073 The Beatles Paperback Writer / Rain(7", Single, Blu) Odeon DSOL 66.073 Spain 1966 Sell This Version
R 5452 The Beatles Paperback Writer / Rain(7", Single, Mono) Parlophone R 5452 Denmark 1966 Sell This Version
OR-1529 The Beatles Paperback Writer / Rain(7", Single, Mono) Odeon OR-1529 Japan 1966 Sell This Version
R 5452 The Beatles Paperback Writer / Rain(7", Single, Mono) Parlophone R 5452 Netherlands 1966 Sell This Version
O 23 210, 45-O-29 567 The Beatles Paperback Writer / Rain(7", Single, Mono, Sun) Odeon, Odeon O 23 210, 45-O-29 567 Germany 1966 Sell This Version
R 5452 The Beatles Paperback Writer / Rain(7", Single, Ora) Parlophone R 5452 Denmark 1966 Sell This Version
5651 The Beatles Paperback Writer / Rain(7", Single, Scr) Capitol Records 5651 US 1966 Sell This Version
O 23 210, 45-O-29 567 The Beatles Paperback Writer / Rain(7", Single, Sun) Odeon, Odeon O 23 210, 45-O-29 567 Germany 1966 Sell This Version
QMSP 16394 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Jukebox) Parlophon QMSP 16394 Italy 1966 Sell This Version
GMSP 104 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", M/Print) Parlophone GMSP 104 Greece 1966 Sell This Version
7-BT-02 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", RP) Odeon Pops 7-BT-02 Bolivia 1966 Sell This Version
R 5452 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single) Parlophone R 5452 UK 1966 Sell This Version
MSOD 8606 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single) Odeon MSOD 8606 Chile 1966 Sell This Version
5651 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single) Capitol Records 5651 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
33-3460 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single) Odeon 33-3460 Uruguay 1966 Sell This Version
45-R 5452 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single) Parlophone 45-R 5452 India 1966 Sell This Version
BO-1116 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single) Odeon Pops BO-1116 Bolivia 1966 Sell This Version
A8203 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single) Parlophone A8203 Australia 1966 Sell This Version
qmsp 16394 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single) Parlophone qmsp 16394 Italy 1966 Sell This Version
SPD-386, 45-SPD 386 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single) Parlophone, Parlophone SPD-386, 45-SPD 386 South Africa 1966 Sell This Version
R 5452 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single) Parlophone R 5452 Norway 1966 Sell This Version
FOS 107 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single) Odeon FOS 107 France 1966 Sell This Version
R(I) 5452 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single) Parlophone R(I) 5452 Ireland 1966 Sell This Version
45-DPY 699 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single) Parlophone 45-DPY 699 Finland 1966 Sell This Version
O 23 210, 45-O-29 567 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single) Odeon, Odeon O 23 210, 45-O-29 567 Germany 1966 Sell This Version
R 5452 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single, Blu) Parlophone R 5452 Sweden 1966 Sell This Version
R 5452 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single, Con) Parlophone R 5452 UK 1966 Sell This Version
DSOL 66.073 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single, Gre) Odeon DSOL 66.073 Spain 1966 Sell This Version
5651 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single, Mono) Capitol Records 5651 US 1966 Sell This Version
5651 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single, Mono) Capitol Records 5651 US 1966 Sell This Version
5651 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single, Mono) Capitol Records 5651 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
GMSP 104 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single, Mul) Parlophone GMSP 104 Greece 1966 Sell This Version
R 5452 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single, Promo) Parlophone R 5452 UK 1966 Sell This Version
none Beatles* Paperback Writer(Acetate, 8", Single, TP) Capitol Records none US 1966 Sell This Version
5651 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single) Capitol Records 5651 US 1968 Sell This Version
5651 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single, RE) Capitol Records 5651 US 1968 Sell This Version
5651 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single, RE) Capitol Records 5651 US 1969 Sell This Version
5651 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single, RP) Capitol Records 5651 US 1969 Sell This Version
5651 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single) Apple Records 5651 US 1971 Sell This Version
5651 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single, RP) Apple Records 5651 US 1971 Sell This Version
5651 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single, RP, Los) Apple Records 5651 US 1971 Sell This Version
2C 006-04.472 M The Beatles Paperback Writer / Rain(7") Odeon 2C 006-04.472 M France 1972 Sell This Version
5651 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single) Capitol Records 5651 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
45BT 90, 45BT-90 The Beatles Paperback Writer / Rain(7", Single, RE) Apple Records, Apple Records 45BT 90, 45BT-90 Brazil 1974 Sell This Version
5651 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", RP) Apple Records 5651 US 1975 Sell This Version
R 5452 The Beatles Paperback Writer / Rain(7", Single, RE) Parlophone, Apple Records R 5452 UK 1976 Sell This Version
2C 010 - 04.472 The Beatles Paperback Writer / Rain(7", Single, RE) Odeon 2C 010 - 04.472 France 1976 Sell This Version
R 5452 The Beatles Paperback Writer / Rain(7", Single, RE) Parlophone, Apple Records R 5452 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
R 5452 The Beatles Paperback Writer c/w Rain(7", Single, RE) Parlophone, Apple Records R 5452 New Zealand 1976 Sell This Version
5651 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single) Capitol Records 5651 US 1976 Sell This Version
1 J 006-04.472 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single, Num, RE) Odeon 1 J 006-04.472 Spain 1976 Sell This Version
3C 006-04472 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single, RE) Parlophone 3C 006-04472 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
1 C 006-04 472 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single, RE) Odeon 1 C 006-04 472 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
SPAR 88923, R 5452 The Beatles Paperback Writer / Rain(7", Single, RE) Jugoton, Parlophone SPAR 88923, R 5452 Yugoslavia 1977 Sell This Version
SPAR 88923, R 5452 The Beatles Paperback Writer / Rain(7", Single, RE) Jugoton, Parlophone SPAR 88923, R 5452 Yugoslavia 1977 Sell This Version
EAR-20232 The Beatles ペイパーバック・ライター (Paperback Writer) / レイン (Rain)(7", Single, Promo, RE) Odeon EAR-20232 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
EAR-20232 The Beatles ペイパーバック・ライター (Paperback Writer) / レイン (Rain)(7", Single, RE) Odeon EAR-20232 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
5651 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single, Mono, RE) Capitol Records 5651 US 1978 Sell This Version
A-6296 The Beatles Paperback Writer / Rain(7", Single, RE) Capitol Records, Starline A-6296 US 1981 Sell This Version
X-6296 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single, Mono, RE) Capitol Records, Starline X-6296 US 1981 Sell This Version
R 5452 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single) Parlophone R 5452 UK 1982 Sell This Version
A.8203 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single, RE) Parlophone A.8203 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
R 5452 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single, Sol) Parlophone R 5452 UK 1982 Sell This Version
X-6296 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single, Mono, RE) Capitol Records, Starline X-6296 US 1983 Sell This Version
RP 5452 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single, Ltd, Pic, RE) Parlophone RP 5452 UK 1986 Sell This Version
X-6296 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single, Mono, RE) Capitol Records, Starline X-6296 US 1988 Sell This Version
XP10-2062 The Beatles Paperback Writer(CD, Mini) Odeon XP10-2062 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
C3-44310-2 The Beatles Paperback Writer(CD, Mini, Single) Capitol Records C3-44310-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
CD3R 5452 The Beatles Paperback Writer(CD, Mini, Single, RE) Parlophone CD3R 5452 UK 1989 Sell This Version
TCR 5452 The Beatles Paperback Writer / Rain(Cass, Single, RE) Parlophone, Apple Records TCR 5452 UK 1991 Sell This Version
4KM-44310 The Beatles Paperback Writer(Cass, Single, RE) Capitol Records, Apple Records 4KM-44310 US 1992 Sell This Version
S7-18902 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single, Mono, RE, Cle) Capitol Records, CEMA Special Markets S7-18902 US 1996 Sell This Version
5099964163970, R6813 The Beatles Paperback Writer / Rain(7", Single, Ltd, RE) Parlophone, Parlophone 5099964163970, R6813 2010 Sell This Version
R 5452 The Beatles Paperback Writer(7", Single) Parlophone R 5452 Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version

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A-B-spinnerR

A-B-spinnerR

December 7, 2018
edited 2 days ago
referencing Paperback Writer, 7", Single, RE, 1 C 006-04 472

Rain, one of the Beatles songs that had very much influence on Jimi Hendrix, maybe the first psychedelic recording by the Beatles. On this Single in Stereo.
streetmouse

streetmouse

November 17, 2018
referencing Paperback Writer / Rain, 7", Single, Scr, 5651

While The Beatles put out so much wonderful material, most of it beyond good, with an extraordinary amount simply ground breaking, for me, it will always be their singles that hold the most revered spot in my heart. There was something about the essence of their singles that was totally unlike anything they released on their albums that sets these songs apart ... and while singles like “I Want To Hold Your Hand” are light and bopping compared to “Rain,” there was still a certain something about any Beatles single that sets that song apart from any others. Often the songs were so good, and so out of place in context or structure that the single would never be placed on an album ... hence The Beatles' singles collection.

There is no reason “Rain” should have ever been relegated to a B Side, as in my mind it stands as one of their best songs of all time, ranking every bit as good as “Strawberry Fields” and “Penny Lane.” “Rain” opens with one of the most unique drum riffs ever, holding your attention from the first to the last note, never relenting, never faltering, only continuing to build and create the psychedelic 60’s; despite the ‘Fab Four’ image on the sleeve. This was very serious music, I don’t believe that The Beatles even knew where songs like this came from ... and had I been their producer during those days, I would have certainly built an album around the songs “Day Tripper,” “We Can Work It Out,” “Rain,” “Paperback Writer,” “Penny Lane,” “Strawberry Fields” and “All You Need Is Love.” I think these songs strung together with other material would have created an album equal to or perhaps greater than Sgt. Pepper, had they used some of the Sgt. Pepper numbers ... but those are just my dreams on a warm spring afternoon some forty plus years after the fact.

With that in mind, there are a number of Beatle singles that never found their way to formal albums, and that’s a shame as far as I’m concerned, as many of them, such as “Rain” would have enhanced several releases. Consider Sgt. Pepper, Revolver, Rubber Soul, and of course Magical Mystery Tour, where nearly all of those splendid singles that came to be during their psychedelic phase, would have brightened, along with lengthening, my favorite albums from that time period.

“Rain” is a wonderfully odd number that saw the band expanding on their studio techniques, even if much of it was by accident. As to the lyrics, “Rain” is said to have been born of two minds, with the actual genesis coming from the boys landing in Sydney, Australia, where the country was saturated by the most intense rainfall John had ever seen, where in the song he waxes on about people moaning and groaning about the weather, about phenomena beyond their control. The inability to be in control was an aspect one learns to deal with early on with the use of LSD … where it’s best to relax and float down stream. Around both of these situations “Rain” was born, and is one of the most deeply intoxicating songs to rise from the Beatles catalog.

With the number already put to bed, Lennon took a copy home with him, threaded it backwards, he claims from being overly stoned, and was confronted with hearing his voice backwards, coming face to face with effects he would use several other times … yet with sobriety in mind, it was actually George Martin who was reaching into one of his bags of tricks here. There also seems to be a slipping or a slide at the beginning of the song, this was due to the tape not having been rewound tightly enough, with the effect being rather spooky, prophetic and entirely magical.

One of the most exciting aspects of “Rain” was that there were no less than three promotional films for the song directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, which are now considered to be early precursors to what we know as music videos. One film features the Beatles walking and singing in both a garden and a greenhouse filmed on the 20th of May 1966 at Chiswick House in London. The other two films feature the lads performing on a sound stage, which was filmed on the 19th of May 1966; one in colour for Ed Sullivan and the other in black & white for the UK television market. McCartney was injured in a moped accident on the 26th of December 1965, six months prior to the filming of “Rain,” where closeups in the film reveal a scarred lip and a chipped tooth. This wounded appearance of Paul in the film played a pivotal role in the “Paul Is Dead” rumors that began circulating during 1968 and 1969.

As to the song and its actual meaning, Paul seems to have pulled the plug on any mystery or hidden meanings saying, “I don’t think it was John who brought up the original idea, when we sat down to write, he just kicked it off. Songs have traditionally treated rain as a bad thing and what we got on to was that it’s no bad thing. There’s no greater feeling than the rain dripping down your back. The most interesting thing about it wasn’t the writing, which was tilted 70-30 to John, but the recording of it.”

“Rain” is one song for which I seek out cover versions, and I have some brilliant ones; the best may have been done by Polyrock. I guess I could have shortened this whole thing, and just said that “Rain” is a stunning release, but like the beginning drum riff, I just needed to emphasize the point ... because how many songs can continue to haunt you for so many years. Regardless of how the song came to be, or the recording process, the result of this B-Side for “Paperback Writer,” was one of the most mysterious psychedelic songs of all time, one that shouldn’t be missed by anyone for any reason.

Review by Jenell Kesler
LuciferSam10029

LuciferSam10029

November 8, 2017
referencing Paperback Writer / Rain, 7", Single, Mono, R 5452

I have this single but I do not have it's original picture sleeve. I am wondering if anyone has one available, at least VG condition? Just the picture sleeve
redrogue

redrogue

May 1, 2017
referencing Paperback Writer, 7", Single, R 5452
These images and information have been taken from 45cat.com. See:
http://www.45cat.com/record/r5452jm
LuciferSam10029

LuciferSam10029

February 10, 2017
referencing Paperback Writer / Rain, 7", Single, Mono, R 5452

Great quality single, Dutch presses are superior. Love it a lot.
ArranM

ArranM

January 1, 2016
referencing Paperback Writer / Rain, 7", Single, 7-BT-02
Must have been released later than '66, whatever the label says, because the back cover has the track list for Magical Mystery Tour in among the list of available releases.
pinio65

pinio65

January 14, 2014
referencing Paperback Writer / Rain, 7", 45-9573
Summer 1966

SP: ESCRITO EN CONTRATAPA / LLUVIA

(Paperback Writer / Rain)
Odeon 45-9573 [Mono] Peru
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