Rubber Soul CD - Canadian Pressing Featuring Original UK Mixes?

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  1. button

    button Active Member

    Hi,

    I have searched the archives, but didn't find anything, so I'd really like your opinions on this.

    The other night I was at a friend's house listening to some CD's. He put Rubber Soul on, but it didn't quite sound "right". Now, this is one of my favorite all time albums, and I know it inside out, but this sounded "different". So I borrowed the CD to do some research.

    I compared it to my West German pressing, and sure enough, it WAS different.... I searched the SH forums - nothing. But I did find a link to this very useful site:

    http://www.columbia.edu/~brennan/beatles/var-1965.html

    Based on the above site, I can confirm that my friend's CD contains the original 1965 UK mixes. Every single variation listed is on this pressing.

    My first thought was that this must be a bootleg, however, this disc was bought in a legitimate music store (in Vancouver, Canada, in 1992 whilst my friend was on vacation).

    Anyway the details are:

    Catalog #: C2 46440
    Matrix Code: made by / fabrique par DISQUE AMERIC CANADA EA41 <011> C246440

    I'm totally intrigued. Surely one of you knowledgeable folk must have this pressing, and can shed some light. In any event, I'd be happy to upload some mp3's or even send someone (a Beatles Gort??) a copy.

    Here's a scan of the disc:
     

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  2. Interesting!!!
     
  3. Nobby

    Nobby Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Birmingham, UK
    Indeed... Interesting!

    If it's the real thing, I bet we'd all want a copy. :)

    Does it have the pop in the instrumental break of "Run For Your Life"?
     
  4. button

    button Active Member

    It sure does. That was one of the clinchers.
     
  5. Yes, please :agree:
     
  6. Joe Koz

    Joe Koz Prodigal Bone Brother™

    Location:
    Chicagoland
    It never ends... :D
     
  7. beatlebum

    beatlebum Member

    Location:
    Hannover, Germany
    What about the ISBN, UPC or ASIN?
     
  8. apple corpse

    apple corpse Active Member

    Location:
    Southern, USA
    did I miss the mp3's??
     
  9. button

    button Active Member

    I don't have my own site. Is there an easy to use site for a non-programmer, where I can just upload the files using my browser?
     
  10. Laservampire

    Laservampire (╯°□°)╯︵ ןıo ǝʞɐus

    www.yousendit.com

    You can upload files and then copy and paste the link in a post here :)
     
  11. button

    button Active Member

    Sorry, this seems to be just an email service.

    Doesn't anyone else have this pressing?
     
  12. Jack White

    Jack White Forum Resident

    Location:
    Canada
    I bought my copy when 'Rubber Soul' was first released on CD here and my disc is made in West Germany. Yours ("Made in Canada") must be a subsequent pressing. I'll have to look for it.
     
  13. Joe Koz

    Joe Koz Prodigal Bone Brother™

    Location:
    Chicagoland
    Upload the file without an e-mail address. When yousendit.com e-mails you your link. Copy and paste it here.
     
  14. Mal

    Mal Phorum Physicist

    Location:
    Brighton, England
    :yikes:

    How did this go unnoticed by anyone for at least 14 years?!?!?
     
  15. Right - and don't bother signing up if all you want to do is upload stuff; there's no need.
     
  16. It's working fine here?

    EDIT - I see you edited your post. Never mind :)
     
  17. Laservampire

    Laservampire (╯°□°)╯︵ ןıo ǝʞɐus

    EDIT

    I edited my edit :shh:

    Sorry about the confusion, my friend uses yousendit all the time but I've never actually used it myself :laugh:

    I can't wait to hear the samples of this! I'm amazed such a CD could even exist! :goodie:
     
  18. Nobby

    Nobby Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Birmingham, UK
    Thanks for posting the songs.

    These mixes are definitely the original UK stereo mixes from 1965.

    Assuming they'e not needledrops (they don't sound as though they are), then where did this come from.

    It's either a very clever bootleg or someone has used the wrong tapes for this particular version.

    Do any other members have a Canadian pressing that they can check?
     
  19. It's certainly the original mix; from a nice tape source aswell (by the sound of it), although a bit more toppy than the Capitol box. Although the hiss isn't very loud, it runs on a long time after I'm Looking Through You; certainly not typical of an Abbey Road mastering.
     
  20. Erm ... do the Canadian discs normally have a Parlophone logo on the left and blurb about Capitol on the right?
     
  21. button

    button Active Member

    Hi Nobby,

    Thanks for confirming my thoughts.

    I can assure you, I interrogated my friend over this :D (he didn't mind - he's a good friend)
    He was adamant that the CD was bought in a legitimate store, and that it is not a bootleg. It was shrink wrapped, but not in a longbox.

    Remember, it was bought in 1992.
     
  22. chanlon

    chanlon New Member

    Location:
    Canada
    Hello,

    This is my 1st posting. I've been reading threads for the past few weeks and love this site.
    I am a Canadian and own this CD as well. Also purchased from a Canadian music store in the East Coast of Canada.
     
  23. Button, I don't want to push things if it's a hassle, but is it possible we could hear "Drive My Car" aswell, please?
     
  24. Welcome!

    I have to ask:

    1) When roughly did you buy yours

    2) Does it sound the same as Buttons, or does yours contain the '87 remix?
     
  25. beatlebum

    beatlebum Member

    Location:
    Hannover, Germany
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