A Beatles' Recording Timeline: Plastic Soul

Rubber Soul, etc.

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MOTHER WORKS: 
o DAY TRIPPER c/w WE CAN WORK IT OUT [UK MONO 45]................ "PARLOPHONE R 5389"
o RUBBER SOUL  [UK MONO LP] ..................................... "PARLOPHONE PMC 1267"
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PLASTIC SOUL - 
Recordings from September 1, 1965 to December 31, 1965

01SEP65 - The Beatles return to England from 3rd North American concert tour.

SEP/OCT65  [HOME RECORDING] McCARTNEY DEMOS
o We Can Work It Out "Fragment"
o Michelle "Instrumental"

12OCT65  [EMI] RUBBER SOUL SESSION #1 OF 15
o Run For Your Life "few notes of rehearsal"
_ Run For Your Life "Takes 1-4, all breakdowns"
o Run For Your Life "Take 5 fragment,diff. vocal & no back'g voc."
% Run For Your Life "Take 5 -> OV"
o RUN FOR YOUR LIFE [stereo] "OV, R.S. CD, tk 5 + SIs"
o Run For Your Life [mono] "ov, mono lp"
o Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) "Take 1"
     o "ANTH2"
     o "Untrimmed version"

13OCT65  EMI RUBBER SOUL SESSION #2 OF 15
_ Drive My Car "Takes 1-3, all breakdowns"
% Drive My Car "Take 4 -> OV"

16OCT65  EMI RUBBER SOUL SESSION #3 OF 15
o Day Tripper "Take 1"
o Day Tripper "Take 2"
o Day Tripper "Take 3 (not faded)
% Day Tripper "Tk 3 faded at end -> ov"
% If I Needed Someone "Take 1 -> ov"

18OCT65  EMI RUBBER SOUL SESSION #4 OF 15
o IF I NEEDED SOMEONE [stereo] "OV, Rubber Soul CD, SI onto Tk 1"
o If I Needed Someone [mono] "ov, mono lp"
_ In My Life "Take 1 and 2"
% In My Life "Take 3 -> ov"
                                       
20OCT65  EMI RUBBER SOUL SESSION #5 OF 15
o We Can Work It Out "Take 1, breakdown"
o We Can Work It Out "Take 2 monitor mix w/single vocal"
o We Can Work It Out "Take 2 untrimmed OV"
% We Can Work It Out "Take 2 w/SI -> OV"

21OCT65  EMI RUBBER SOUL SESSION #6 OF 15
o Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) "Take 2"
_ Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
o Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) "Take 4, w/false starts"
o NORWEGIAN WOOD (THIS BIRD HAS FLOWN) [stereo] "OV, R.S. CD, tk 4 trimmed"
o Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) [mono] "ov, mono lp"
Nowhere Man

22OCT65  EMI RUBBER SOUL SESSION #7 OF 15
In My Life "OM Piano SI"
o In My Life "Early mix w/scratch piano in middle 8"

Nowhere Man "no outtakes"

24OCT65  EMI RUBBER SOUL SESSION #8 OF 15
o I'm Looking Through You "Take 1, ANTH2"
o I'm Looking Through You "Take 1, at least 3 different bootleg mixes"

26OCT65  Queen Elizabeth presents MBE medals to The Beatles.

29OCT65  EMI RUBBER SOUL SESSION #9 OF 15
% We Can Work It Out "vocal SI"

01NOV65-
02NOV65  LONE BEATLE PAUL: FILMING "THE MUSIC OF LENNON AND McCARTNEY" [TV]
Aired 17DEC65.
_ Video content (incl. lipsynch to We Can Work It Out & Day Tripper)
_ Yesterday "McCartney and Marianne Faithfull so-called  duet"

03NOV65  EMI RUBBER SOUL SESSION #10 OF 15
Michelle "no outtakes"

04NOV65  EMI RUBBER SOUL SESSION #11 OF 15
What Goes On "no outtakes"
o 12-Bar Original "Take 1, false start"
     o (mono)
     o (stereo)
o 12-Bar Original 
     o (mono) <6:36> "Take 2 complete"
     o (stereo) "Take 2 complete"
o 12-Bar Original "Take 2 ANTH2 edit"
o 12-Bar Original "Incomplete take"

06NOV65  EMI RUBBER SOUL SESSION #12 OF 15
I'm Looking Through You "remake"

08NOV65  EMI RUBBER SOUL SESSION #13 OF 15
Think For Yourself
o Beatle Speech <20:00>
o Think For Yourself "Vocals snip used in Yellow Submarine cartoon"
o "Lost" Christmas Record Rehearsal <~12:00>  "Dixie"
o The Beatles' Third Christmas Record

10NOV65  EMI RUBBER SOUL SESSION #14 OF 15
The Word "no outtakes"
I'm Looking Through You "re-re-make"

11NOV65  EMI RUBBER SOUL SESSION #15 OF 15
% You Won't See Me  "Takes 1-2 +SI -> ov"
o YOU WON'T SEE ME [stereo] "OV, Rubber  Soul CD"
o You Won't See Me [mono] "ov, mono lp"
o Girl "Take 2, monitor mix"
o Girl "Take 2, OV 'fuzz guitar deleted in OV mix'"
Wait
I'm Looking Through You

EarlyDEC?  CHRISTMAS RECORDINGS
_ Radio Caroline messages

EarlyDEC?  PAUL'S CHRISTMAS ALBUM
_ Paul's Christmas Album


03DEC65  ==MOTHER RELEASE==  DAY TRIPPER c/w WE CAN WORK IT OUT  "PARLOPHONE R 5389"
o DAY TRIPPER c/w WE CAN WORK IT OUT [UK MONO 45]
     o DAY TRIPPER [UK MONO 45]
     o WE CAN WORK IT OUT [UK MONO 45]

= Alternate CVs =
o Day Tripper - on "1" CD, guitar drop-out is "fixed"

03DEC65  ==MOTHER RELEASE==  RUBBER SOUL  "PARLOPHONE PMC 1267"
o RUBBER SOUL  [UK MONO LP] 

SIDE ONE
o DRIVE MY CAR  [UK Mono LP track]
o NORWEGIAN WOOD (THIS BIRD HAS FLOWN)  [UK Mono LP track]
o YOU WON'T SEE ME  [UK Mono LP track]
o NOWHERE MAN  [UK Mono LP track]
o THINK FOR YOURSELF  [UK Mono LP track]
o THE WORD  [UK Mono LP track]
o MICHELLE  [UK Mono LP track]

SIDE TWO
o WHAT GOES ON  [UK Mono LP track]
o GIRL  [UK Mono LP track]
o I'M LOOKING THROUGH YOU  [UK Mono LP track]
o IN MY LIFE  [UK Mono LP track]
o WAIT  [UK Mono LP track]
o IF I NEEDED SOMEONE  [UK Mono LP track]
o RUN FOR YOUR LIFE  [UK Mono LP track]


03DEC65-12DEC65  Final British tour.

?DEC66  McCARTNEY COMPOSITION 
Released by Peter and Gordon 10JAN66.
. Woman

31DEC65  John and Cynthia, Paul and Jane, George and Pattie, and Ringo and Maureen continue
a vacation.  All are doing the London scene of parties, clubs, and premieres.

KEY: RECORDING TYPES AND SESSION NOTES

Recording Types
o Collectable. _ Exists/Uncollectable. * Recorded/Lost.
% Collectable AS an embedded component of officially released track.
. Song title listed to provide context. No recording implied.
Session Notes
OM = Other Musicians for Beatles' product.
NTB = Not The Beatles.
Song title "version name" ... The quoted phrase is to indicate some distinctive characteristic of this recording version of the song.

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