Deep groove about an inch out on label seems to identify this press quite quickly. G6 G8 in runouts.
Also no THE BEATLES on label.
(Mono) 'Black rainbow label without 'subsidiary' rim text. First press labels have the names of the group members, but do not have 'The Beatles'.
* The caption ''File Under'' is in black and in the top border.
The rear sleeve has a '3' (Modern Album, Long Island, New York) printed directly below 'Freeman' in the bottom right hand corner below the picture of John Lennon.'[discogs]
'This is the 1976 release with the orange Capitol label.
This variant has alternate text layout on labels ('Rubber Soul' appears below band member names and songwriting credits are listed after each song). Compare to release 3204310
'SW 2442' appears on sleeve, 'SW-2442' is on labels.
'New Improved Full Dimensional Stereo' banner on back cover.'[discogs]
'Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Jacksonville pressing info taken from runouts.
Originally released 26-DEC-65 on Capitol Records as: T-2442 Mono / ST-2442 Stereo
Variations with this catalog number:
Purple label with large Capitol logo: 1978
Black label with print in colorband: 1983
Original US stereo pressing on rainbow rim Capitol label. The group's and individual artist's names are mentioned on label. The 'Stereo' caption reaches over the track listings on label. Runout numbers are stamped. IAM triangle in runouts (= Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Scranton). Cover front has border. The 'New Improved' caption in black in top border. 'File Under: The Beatles' caption in top border. The print factory designator number on the back lower right is '2'. This release has three (two false) starts on B3. [emil]
(Stereo) 'Has Orange Capitol Labels with the bandname THE BEATLES at the top with the title RUBBER SOUL beneath bandname.
Cover has 'File Under: The Beatles' and the catalog # ST 2442 at upper-right corner.' [discogs]
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