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Hirst, Christopher (9 July 2009). "101 Albums That Changed Popular Music, By Chris Smith". The Independent. Archived from the original on 17 February 2018 . Retrieved 27 June 2017. a b Kemp, Mark (8 September 2009). "The Beatles: The Long and Winding Repertoire". Paste. Archived from the original on 23 October 2013 . Retrieved 26 October 2019. A sitar (top) and a Mannborg harmonium. Along with fuzz bass and varispeed-treated piano, these instruments were among the unusual sounds the band used for the first time during the Rubber Soul sessions. Anthology 2 (booklet). The Beatles. London: Apple Records. 1996. p.46. {{ cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) ( link)

Spitz, Bob (2005). The Beatles: The Biography. New York, NY: Little, Brown and Company. ISBN 1-84513-160-6.

Although the front cover of Beatles for Sale carried no artist credit, the band's name formed part of the album title, which was rendered in minuscule type compared with standard LP artwork of the time. [219] The Beatles had first wanted an album cover free of any artist or title text with With the Beatles in 1963, but the idea was vetoed by EMI. [220] Top Compact Disks (for week ending May 30, 1987)" (PDF). Billboard. 30 May 1987. p.54 . Retrieved 26 September 2020. a b "Beatles albums finally go platinum". BBC News. 2 September 2013. Archived from the original on 10 April 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2017. a b Unterberger, Richie. "The Beatles 'Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)' ". AllMusic. Archived from the original on 29 December 2010 . Retrieved 2 July 2018.

Furthermore, George Harrison noted in the same documentary: “I liked the way we got our faces to be longer on the album cover. We lost the ‘little innocents’ tag, the naivety, and Rubber Soul was the first one where we were fully-fledged potheads.” Key amongst Lennon’s pieces is In My Life. Its childhood reminisces still sound gorgeous, the song carrying far more weight than its writer's 24 years, illuminated by producer George Martin's beautiful piano solo: recorded at half speed and later doubled, the sound is reminiscent of a harpsichord and fulfilled Lennon’s request for something Baroque-sounding. British album certifications – The Beatles – Rubber Soul". British Phonographic Industry . Retrieved 11 June 2021.

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According to Everett, the same bouzouki-like guitar sound was used by the Hollies in their June 1966 single " Bus Stop". [163] With Soul music booming in America, The Beatles, for the first time on record, incorporated the fabulous genre into the manifold, and as a result managed to spawn the bopping "The Word" and the cautious "Wait". The record was also notable for including, for what many claim was the first time on a pop record, a sitar in the gloriously charming "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)", as played by an enthusiastic Harrison. A story birthed from an actual affair of Lennon's and Paul's observational imagination, the lyrics were Lennon's first real dive into more poet trances, as he details the story of an affair in a room strung out in Norwegian pine. The lyrics and music were penned while The Beatles were on holiday with George Martin and girlfriends/wives and after Martin injured his foot, Lennon would pamper him with an instrumental ditty that would become "Norwegian Wood", eventually developing a signature middle eight and a characteristic harmony. If possible, I highly recommend seeking the version of the song on Artifacts I - CD 2 - Beatlemania 1964-1965, which features the pristine sitar entrenched deeper into the sound. Stunning song. John, Paul and George took their songwriting in new directions as well and Ringo got his first co-writing credit on “What Goes On”.

a b c Myers, Marc (2 December 2015). "The Beatles' 'Rubber Soul' Turns 50". The Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on 19 February 2018 . Retrieved 9 November 2019. You can see the list of articles below (on a tablet or computer), and go directly to artists and topics that fit your interests. Or, use the search box.

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Everett, Walter (2001). The Beatles as Musicians: The Quarry Men through Rubber Soul . New York, NY: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-514105-9.

Rubber Soul marked a stark turning point for The Beatles, a time in which they rejuvenated themselves from the collective face of youthful innocence and metamorphosed into a nuanced, three-dimensional identity. Not only was the album a dramatic shift sonically from their prior output, furthermore, the band’s aesthetic also witnessed a studious facelift. The artwork of their sixth studio album made it abundantly clear that The Beatles were no longer the saintly figures of pop music, and they wanted everybody to know about their complex new image.Rubber Soul” is one of the best albums ever made in British 60’s music as well as one of The Beatles’ best out of their discography. It was absolutely the right thing for The Beatles to develop and grow up musically and artistically; otherwise, their music would’ve sounded boring and outdated. Miles, Barry (2001). The Beatles Diary Volume 1: The Beatles Years. London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-7119-8308-9. Heylin, Clinton (2007). The Act You've Known for All These Years: A Year in the Life of Sgt. Pepper and Friends. New York, NY: Canongate. ISBN 978-1-84195-918-4. a b Bachelor, Lisa (17 June 2007). "Iconic Beatles artwork under the hammer". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 24 April 2017 . Retrieved 23 April 2017. Ingham, Chris (2006). The Rough Guide to the Beatles. London: Rough Guides/Penguin. ISBN 978-1-84836-525-4.

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