We all know that Rubber Soul (Parlophone, 1965) by The Beatles is a masterpiece on its own right, but it has always been categorized as a great Beatles album under the shadow of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Revolver. For some fans, this record is way, way better than these two and here we're going to prove their point.
Capitol Records would butcher and alter Rubber Soul for its sale in the U.S. "Drive My Car," "Nowhere Man," "What Goes On" and "If I Needed Someone" were replaced with "I've Just Seen A Face" and "It's Only Love" (both songs from the U.K. release of Help!) so the American album could cater to the new and growing Folk-rock audience generated by Dylan at Newport. The Beatles wouldn't let Capitol alter their products after the butchering of Revolver, the last straw.
There's so much to talk about Rubber Soul it would take an entire blog or website. But you can enjoy the music almost anywhere. Buy the mono record on vinyl! Enjoy!