“Rubber Soul” 1965
Laminated flipback sleeve printed by Garrod & Lofthouse.
Yellow and black Parlophone label with ‘SOLD IN UK SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS’
‘THE GRAMOPHONE CO. LTD’ on label perimeter wording.
The first mono pressing (known as the ‘loud cut’) has -1/-1 stampers thus:
Later second pressings have -4/-4 or -5/-5 stampers:
(NOTE: Record Collector ‘Rare Record Price Guide’ 2014 has terrible errors on the above matrix information for the first pressing, claiming it should be XEX 571-9 and EXE 580-1…let’s hope they correct it for future issues!)