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RUBBER SOUL

The Beatles

 

Proto-Prog

3.88 | 475 ratings

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Guillermo
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4 stars This is a very interesting album which marked a difference with the previous albums recorded by The Beatles, as the arrangements became more elaborated. The band had an evolution, and this album is one step closer to Proto-Prog.

"Drive My Car" is a good Rocker with piano played by Paul and a good lead guitar by George Harrison. "Norwegian Wood" is a beautiful song with sitar played by George Harrison. "You Won`t See Me" has good lyrics and piano, plus very good harmony vocals. "Nowhere Man" has good lyrics and harmony vocals and a very good guitar solo by Harrison. "Think for Yourself" (composed by Harrison) has a fuzz bass and good lyrics too. "The Word" is not one of the best songs in this album, but has an Harmonium played by George Martin. "Michelle" is a very good ballad, with good acoustic guitars and some words sung in French. "What Goes On" is a song composed by Lennon/McCartney/Starkey, the only song composed by the three, sung by Ringo, is more a "Country & Western" song. "Girl" has good lyrics and some humorous vocals, and very good guitar arrangements. "I`m Looking Through You" has an organ part (one chord, really) credited to Ringo. "In My Life" is a great song, the best song on this album, IMO, with very good lyrics, sung with feeling by John, and a great speeded-up piano solo played and arranged by George Martin. "Wait" is a more "ordinary" song. "If I Needed Someone" is one of the best songs which George Harrison composed for and recorded with The Beatles,is one of my favourites in this album, with very good 12 string electric guitars. "Run for Your Life" is another "ordinary" song.

Yes, it`s true. The Beatles had the time against them recording this album, so they had to use one song which was originally recorded for the "Help!" album, "Wait", finishing the recording of this song to be included in this album.

Guillermo | 4/5 |

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