The Beatles ‎– Rubber Soul

Parlophone ‎– PMC 1267
Vinyl, LP, Album, Mono, Ernest J. Day print

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Drive My Car
Piano – Paul*
A2 Norwegian Wood
Sitar – George*
A3 You Won't See Me
Organ [Hammond] – Mal 'organ' Evans*Piano – Paul*
A4 Nowhere Man
A5 Think For Yourself
Bass [Fuzz] – Paul*
A6 The Word
Harmonium – George MartinPiano – Paul*
A7 Michelle
B1 What Goes On
B2 Girl
B3 I'm Looking Through You
Organ [Hammond] – Ringo*
B4 In My Life
Piano – George Martin
B5 Wait 2:17
B6 If I Needed Someone 2:24
B7 Run For Your Life 2:19

Companies, etc.



This version:
Tracklisting on labels in a serif typeface.
'Printed and made by 'Ernest J. Day & Co. Ltd.' on the downmost part of the back cover. '

Flipback cover.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout stamp side A): XEX 579-4
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout stamp side B): XEX 580-4
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout stamp side A (variant)): XEX 579-5
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout stamp side B (variant)): XEX 580-5
  • Rights Society: NCB

Other Versions (5 of 551) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none The Beatles Rubber Soul(CD, Album, Enh, RM) Parlophone none Italy 2012 Sell This Version
PMC 1267 The Beatles Rubber Soul(LP, Album, Mono, Ern) Parlophone PMC 1267 UK 1965 Sell This Version
OP-8156 The Beatles Rubber Soul(LP, Album, RE, Red) Odeon OP-8156 Japan 1967 Sell This Version
PMC 1267 The Beatles Rubber Soul(LP, Album, Mono, -4/) Parlophone PMC 1267 UK 1965 Sell This Version
ST 2442, ST-2442 The Beatles Rubber Soul(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records, Capitol Records ST 2442, ST-2442 US 1976 Sell This Version


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July 2, 2017

Speaking of classic : expanding the conventional to untraceable balance *****


June 17, 2017
My version is Ernest J. Day with matrixes: A: XEX 579-4 GTM 3, serif typeface; B: XEX 580-4 GOM 6, sans-serif typeface. Can anybody help me with this?


November 9, 2013
Give me some slack.. I love the "The Beatles". This album changed me. I give you so much info. into what I have. Give Us "The Beatles".


June 21, 2013
j ai un single des Beatles avec Rubber soul, Michelle, run for your life, drive my car. Odeon, Pathé Marconi, Paris. ça vaut combien?


March 10, 2013
'there are also copies with a mix of the -1 and -4 matrices which were intermediate and quite uncommon'
Yep, I've got one of those, 'variation 2B' apparently, first pressing variation from 'loud cut' to second pressing. kind of a bridge between the two.
It sounds great to my ears, I haven't seen many of them about either so they must be quite rare.


March 6, 2013
I just purchased the EMI Parlaphone 180g remaster of RS, and my advice to you is to RUN and BUY this remaster NOW ! It plays as crisp and detailed as any mfsl album that I own. The remaster retains all the charm of its early sterophonic channel separation and seems to bring the vocals a bit more forward, along with lead guitar (sitar, etc) riffs. The album is as dead quiet as it gets, owing in part to a very heavyweight pressing that borders closer to 200g than 180g. I also love the fact that this album is the UK mix of Rubber Soul.


January 9, 2013
I have what I believe to be a US first press copy on mono. The only T-2442 copies listed all have "Beatles" listed in the label and mine does not. This is similar to the stereo first pressing listed here:

Normally I would just create a new page but I'm a little intimidated to mess with Beatles stuff without verification. Thanks.


January 6, 2013
edited over 5 years ago

Does anyone know how many of the loud cut XEX 579-1, XEX 580-1 copies were produced and released? I just paid about $50.00 AUD for one in supposedly VG+ condition which seems ok to my limited knowledge. Lets see what its like when it arrives lol. *crosses fingers*


August 26, 2012
Does anyone have a draft of the Mobile Fidelity release of Rubber Soul?


January 7, 2012
Comment: Matrix numbers: I found this info on

Matrix No.'s (A-side / B-Side)
1st Press Mono ("Loud" Cut) : XEX 579-1 / XEX 580-1 - found to be a poor "edgy" mix
Mono : XEX 579-4 XEX 580-4 - there are also copies with a mix of the -1 and -4 matrices which were intermediate and quite uncommon.
1982 Mono : XEX 579-6 XEX 580-5
Stereo: YEX 178-5 YEX 179-3