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Isn't it Good: The Beatles' 'Rubber Soul'

Broadcast: December 10, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

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Over a dozen musicians, music writers and Beatles fans comment on the significance of the 1965 release of Rubber Soul by the band along with song-by-song notes on the writing and performances of each track.

Rubber Soul was slotted at #5 in a Rolling Stone magazine 2012 survey of the Top 500 Rock Albums of All-Time.

Commentators include music writers Anthony DeCurtis of Rolling Stone magazine, John Kruth, author of a new book on Rubber Soul , Paul Zollo, Harvey Kubernik, Jim Fusilli of the Wall Street Journal , NPR's Ann Powers, and Scott Freiman. Musician commentators include Shawn Colvin, BJ Leiderman, Jon Spurney, David Gans, Rob Martinez, and Peter Mulvey. Also featured are music teacher Sara Schafer Jones, public radio DJ Scott MacNicholl.