A Hard Day's Night is the third studio album by the English rock band the Beatles, released on 10 July 1964, with side one containing songs from the soundtrack to their film of the same name. The American version of the album was released two weeks earlier, on 26 June 1964 by United Artists Records, with a different track listing.
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Rita Lee – A Hard Day s Night (The Beatles). Ramsey Lewis-piano Redd Holt,Eldee Young-rhythm section – A Hard Day s Night (Plays The Beatles Son. :53. Jazz and Beatles – Deborah Dixon & Les Crossaders - A Hard Da. :45. The Beatles (A Hard Day s Night, 1964) (stereo UK LP) – 2. I Should Have Known Better. The Beatles Revival Band – While My Guitar Gently Weeps.
Released on 10th July, 1964, the Beatles third album in less than eighteen months was timed to coincide with the cinema opening of their first movie. Of the album's 13 tracks seven were featured in the soundtrack of the film. It was also quite remarkable that for the first time on a Beatles album that all of the titles had been composed by John and Paul.
A Hard Day's Night became their first album to consist solely of original material, and was The Beatles only release to consist solely of songs written by Lennon-McCartney. The title of A Hard Day's Night had been coined by Ringo Starr, and first appeared in John Lennon's short story Sad Michael in his first book In His Own Write. When film director Richard Lester announced it would be the title of The Beatles' first film, Lennon took up the challenge to write the theme song. Rather a feeble line about tiredness, I said.
The Beatles album A Hard Day’s Night was the The Beatles first record that consisted entirely of original songs. The first two Beatles albums Please Please Me and With The Beatles featured a mixture of songs written by the Beatles and well-known 1950’s and early 1960’s songs. The third song entitled Anna, on the Beatles first album was written by Arthur Alexander. It was followed by Chains, which was written by Carole King and Gerry Goiffin. Chains, was followed by Boys, which was composed by Wes Farrell and Luther Dixon. Wes Farrell would go on to compose many of The Partridge Family.
In that context, the achievement of A Hard Day's Night is all the more astounding. Not only was the record the de facto soundtrack for their movie, not only was it filled with nothing but Lennon-McCartney originals, but it found the Beatles truly coming into their own as a band by performing a uniformly excellent set of songs. All of the disparate influences on their first two albums had coalesced into a bright, joyous, original sound filled with ringing guitars and irresistible melodies
|A||A Hard Day's Night
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
|B||Things We Said Today
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
|R 5160||The Beatles||A Hard Day's Night (7", Single)||Parlophone||R 5160||UK||1964|
|4KM-44306||The Beatles||A Hard Day's Night (Cass, Single, RE, XDR)||Capitol Records, Apple Records||4KM-44306||US||1992|
|2C 006-04466, 2C 006 - 04.4466||The Beatles||A Hard Day's Night / Things We Said Today (7", Single, RE)||Odeon, Odeon||2C 006-04466, 2C 006 - 04.4466||France||1973|
|O 22 760, 45-O-29 516||The Beatles||A Hard Day's Night (7", Single)||Odeon, Odeon||O 22 760, 45-O-29 516||Germany||1964|
|R 5160||The Beatles||A Hard Day's Night (7", Single, Ora)||Parlophone||R 5160||Norway||1964|