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Extracts from the Album A Hard Day's Night

By The BeatlesEP• Part of the collection “The Beatles • The original UK EPs

Timeline See what happened in 1964
UK release date:
Nov 06, 1964
Publisher:
Parlophone
Sessions This album has been recorded during the following sessions

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Track list

Disc 1


1.

Any Time at All

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:16 • Studio versionB

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

Session Recording:
Jun 02, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 22, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road


2.

I'll Cry Instead

Written by Lennon - McCartney

1:45 • Studio versionB • 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


3.

Things We Said Today

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:40 • Studio versionA

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

Session Recording:
Jun 02, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 09, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Three, Abbey Road


4.

When I Get Home

Written by Lennon - McCartney

2:16 • Studio versionB

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

Session Recording:
Jun 02, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Jun 22, 1964
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio One, Abbey Road

About

From Wikipedia:

Extracts from the Album A Hard Day’s Night is the Beatles seventh official EP, released on 6 November 1964. This EP contains four tracks from the album that were not featured in the film. Its catalogue number is Parlophone GEP 8924. It was also released in France. […]

Original sleeve notes:

Creating a special series of completely new compositions for the Beatles’ first film ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ presented John Lennon and Paul McCartney with one of the greatest challenges of their pop-penning career. They had a schedule deadline to meet, and, by the beginning of March, 1964, they had a dozen brand-new numbers ready for rehearsal. To increase this quota would have left insufficient screen-time for the action of the plot, on the other hand, it seemed unfair to hold back the remainder of the boys’ compositions when each one was of such excellent quality. Eventually the decision was taken to record all the material and place the extra titles on the second side of the soundtrack album.

It is from this second side of the LP that the four tracks of this current EP record have been clipped. Any one of them could have been a highlight of the film, and, indeed, any one of them could make the top of the charts as a single. This is the wonderful thing about the work of the Beatles. They record nothing but the best; there are very few ‘Beatles People’ who will have had cause to claim that any track by John, Paul, George and Ringo has ever fallen short of the fabulous foursomes’ fantastically high standard of composition and presentation.

Composers John and Paul share the solo vocal activity on this EP, although the voice of George Harrison is to be heard in support of their efforts. For the main part, John’s is the dominant voice featured on “Any Time At All” and “When I Get Home”. Paul handles the lyrics of “Things We Said Today”, and he’s heard in duet with John on “I’ll Cry Instead”.

Last updated on August 15, 2014


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