Some New Acquisitions From The Beatles Faire

Rubber Soul EP

Rubber Soul EP – French Release

I spelled the word “faire” just like they did over there so don’t spellcheck me!

Here are a few tidbits I picked up from The Beatles trade show. First is a French EP (4 songs) from the Rubber Soul album.

Rubber Soul EP Back

Rubber Soul EP Back

Capitol Records really butchered all the Beatles albums (they found they could make more money on The Beatles craze by releasing more albums if they put only 12 songs on an LP as well as sometimes adding songs that were only released as singles in the UK). When “Sgt. Pepper” came out Capitol finally started releasing the full albums intact.

As you can see the EP contained 4 songs from that album on the British version. The US album, “Yesterday and Today” was home to “Drive My Car”.

Capitol’s version of “Yesterday and Today” contained the songs (many of which appeared on the UK album of “Help!”:

Side one
  1. Drive My Car” – 2:25
  2. I’m Only Sleeping” – 2:58
  3. Nowhere Man” – 2:40
  4. Doctor Robert” – 2:14
  5. Yesterday” – 2:04
  6. Act Naturally” (Morrison–Russell) – 2:27
Side two
  1. And Your Bird Can Sing” – 2:02
  2. If I Needed Someone” (George Harrison) – 2:19
  3. We Can Work It Out” – 2:10
  4. What Goes On” (Lennon–McCartney–Richard Starkey) – 2:44
  5. Day Tripper” – 2:47

Britain’s Parlophone “Rubber Soul” album contained the following:

Side one
No. Title Lead vocals Length
1. Drive My Car McCartney with Lennon 2:25
2. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) Lennon with McCartney 2:01
3. You Won’t See Me McCartney 3:18
4. Nowhere Man Lennon with McCartney and Harrison 2:40
5. Think for Yourself” (George Harrison) Harrison 2:16
6. The Word Lennon and McCartney with Harrison 2:41
7. Michelle McCartney 2:40
Side two
No. Title Lead vocals Length
1. What Goes On” (Lennon–McCartney–Richard Starkey) Starr 2:47
2. Girl Lennon 2:30
3. I’m Looking Through You McCartney 2:23
4. In My Life Lennon 2:24
5. Wait Lennon and McCartney 2:12
6. If I Needed Someone” (Harrison) Harrison 2:20
7. Run for Your Life Lennon 2:18


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