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A Hard Day's Night (Mono)

By The BeatlesOfficial album• Part of the collection “The Beatles' U.S. Albums

Timeline See what happened in June 1964
US release date:
Jun 26, 1964
Sessions This album has been recorded during the following sessions

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

A Hard Day's Night

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:33 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr:
Bongos, Drums
John Lennon:
Electric and acoustic rhythm guitars, Vocals
George Harrison:
Lead guitar
George Martin:
Piano, Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Apr 16, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Apr 23, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


2.

Tell Me Why

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:10 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Harmony vocals
Ringo Starr:
Drums
John Lennon:
Lead vocals, Rhythm guitar
George Harrison:
Harmony vocals, Lead guitar
George Martin:
Piano, Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 27, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Mar 03, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road


3.

I'll Cry Instead

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:09 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney:
Bass
Ringo Starr:
Drums
John Lennon:
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Tambourine, Vocals
George Harrison:
Lead guitar
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Jun 01, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 04, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


4.

I Should Have Known Better

2:10 • Studio version • Mono • Instrumental version arranged by George Martin conducting an orchestra of studio musicians


5.

I'm Happy Just to Dance With You

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:59 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass
Ringo Starr:
Arabian drum, Drums
John Lennon:
Backing vocals, Rhythm guitar
George Harrison:
Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 01, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Mar 03, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road


6.

And I Love Her

3:46 • Studio version • Mono • Instrumental version arranged by George Martin conducting an orchestra of studio musicians


7.

I Should Have Known Better

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:44 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney:
Bass
Ringo Starr:
Drums
John Lennon:
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
George Harrison:
Lead guitar
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 25, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Feb 26, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


8.

If I Fell

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:22 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr:
Drums
John Lennon:
Acoustic rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison:
Electric guitar
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 27, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Mar 03, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road


9.

And I Love Her

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:29 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr:
Congas
John Lennon:
Acoustic rhythm guitar
George Harrison:
Acoustic lead guitar, Claves
George Martin:
Producer
Norman Smith:
Engineer

Session Recording:
Feb 25, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Feb 26, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Recording:
Feb 27, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Mar 03, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road


10.

Ringo's Theme (This Boy)

3:10 • Studio version • Mono • Instrumental version arranged by George Martin conducting an orchestra of studio musicians


11.

Can't Buy Me Love

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:12 • Studio versionA • Mono

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Vocals
Ringo Starr:
Drums
John Lennon:
Acoustic rhythm guitar
George Harrison:
Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar
George Martin:
Producer
Geoff Emerick:
Second engineer
Norman Smith:
Engineer, Hi-hat

Session Recording:
Jan 29, 1964
Studio:
EMI Pathé Marconi Studios, Boulogne-sur-Seine, France

Session Mixing:
Feb 26, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road


12.

A Hard Day's Night

2:06 • Studio version • Mono • Instrumental version arranged by George Martin conducting an orchestra of studio musicians

About

From Wikipedia:

[…] The American version of the album was released on 26 June 1964 by United Artists Records in both mono and stereo, the fourth Beatles album in the United States. The album went to number one on the Billboard album chart, spending 14 weeks there, the longest run of any album that year.

All seven songs from the film, the first side of the UK album, were featured along with “I’ll Cry Instead“, which, although written for the film, was cut at the last minute. The American version also included four easy listening-styled instrumental versions of Lennon and McCartney songs arranged by George Martin conducting an orchestra of studio musicians: “I Should Have Known Better“, “And I Love Her“, “Ringo’s Theme“, and “A Hard Day’s Night“. After EMI acquired United Artists Records, this album was reissued in August 1980 on the Capitol label, catalogue SW-11921.

While the stereo version of the album included the instrumental tracks in true stereo, the Beatles’ own recordings appeared as electronically rechannelled stereo recordings made from the mono releases. The 1980 Capitol Records release used the same master tape as the original United Artists stereo release, despite the availability of several tracks with official stereo remixes by that time. True stereo versions of most of the songs appeared on the Capitol album Something New, released in July 1964. “Can’t Buy Me Love” and “I Should Have Known Better” finally appeared in stereo on the Apple Records compilation Hey Jude in 1970. The song “A Hard Day’s Night” did not appear in stereo in the US until the compilation LP Reel Music in March 1982. In 2014, the American version of “A Hard Day’s Night” was released on CD individually and in a boxed set of all the other US Beatles albums to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Beatles first US visit. This CD reissue features all of the songs in both true stereo and mono mixes.

Last updated on March 6, 2016


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