The Beatles – A Hard Day's Night (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - 1964 Rock - Original Canada Issue LP
The Beatles – A Hard Day's Night (Original Motion Picture Sound Track)
United Artists Records – UAL 3366
Vinyl, LP, Album, Mono
This is the first Canadian pressing with black United Artists labels with black and silver bubbles over the United Artists box logo.
The mono mixes on some tracks are different to those on the regular UK mono album. Also available in stereo (UAS 6366).
Track A3 Erroneously titled ''I Cry Instead''.
High Fidelity. © United Artists Records, Inc. The Compo Co. Ltd., Canada - licensed for sale by agreement with United Artists Records, Inc., N. Y., U.S.A.
Film released thru United Artists. All songs published by Maclen Music Inc. and Unart Music Corp. (BMI) except B4 which is published by Maclen Music Inc. (BMI).
Record is VG+ VG++ has some light wear (listen to our copy)
Cover is VG+ VG++ has some ring wear (see our pic)
Rock, Pop, Stage & Screen
Soundtrack, Pop Rock, Beat
A1 A Hard Day's Night (Vocal) 2:28
A2 Tell Me Why (Vocal) 2:04
A3 I'll Cry Instead (Vocal) 2:06
A4 I Should Have Known Better (Instrumental) 2:16
A5 I'm Happy Just To Dance With You (Vocal) 1:59
A6 And I Love Her (Instrumental) 3:42
B1 I Should Have Known Better (Vocal) 2:42
B2 If I Fell (Vocal) 2:16
B3 And I Love Her (Vocal) 2:27
B4 Ringo's Theme (This Boy) (Instrumental) 3:06
B5 Can't Buy Me Love (Vocal) 2:15
B6 A Hard Day's Night (Instrumental) 2:00
Directed By [Musical Director] – George Martin
Written-By – Lennon And McCartney
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Matrix / Runout (Side 1 label): UAL-3366-A
Matrix / Runout (Side 2 label): UAL-3366-B
Matrix / Runout (Side 1 runouts): UAL 3366A-1F
Matrix / Runout (Side 2 runouts): UAL 3366B-1H 1
Oddly enough, "Hard Day's Night" is rarely mentioned as one of the Beatles' best albums. What a shame, 13 unforgetable Lennon-McCartney classics. In fact, so cohesive are the tunes, that one could make a strong case for "A Hard Day's Night" as rock-n-roll's first true concept album. Lyrically, each song deals with love. Yes, it's mostly simplistic, however, a growing sophistication sneaks in on "Things We Said Today" and the haunting finale "I'll Be Back".
The instrumental landscape is graced with driving acoustic guitars, Ringo's steady backbeat and of course, George's ringing 12-string guitar. So influential was George's playing -- especially on the classic title song -- that seemingly an entire generation of young guitar slingers made the 12-string a part of their arsenal. (The Byrds' Roger McGuinn credits "Hard Day's Night" as the inspiration for his love affair with the 12-string.)