Album + Soundtrack

ReleaseArtistFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
A Hard Day’s Night: Original Motion Picture Sound Track (US mono, Columbia)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
  • US1964-06-26
United ArtistsUAL 3366[none]
A Hard Day’s Night: Original Motion Picture Sound Track (US mono, RCA)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
  • US1964-06-26
United ArtistsUAL 3366[none]
A Hard Day’s Night: Original Motion Picture Sound Track (US stereo, Waddell)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
  • US1964-06-26
United ArtistsUAS 6366[none]
A Hard Day’s Night: Original Motion Picture Sound Track (US stereo, Columbia)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
  • US1964-06-26
United ArtistsUAS 6366[none]
A Hard Day’s Night: Original Motion Picture Sound Track (US mono, Waddell)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
  • US1964-06-26
United ArtistsUAL 3366[none]
A Hard Day’s Night (UK mono, recording first published, sold in U.K.)The Beatles12" Vinyl13
  • GB1964-07-10
Parlophone (UK)PMC 1230[none]
A Hard Day’s Night (UK stereo, recording first published, sold in U.K.)The Beatles12" Vinyl13
  • GB1964-07-10
Parlophone (UK)PCS 3058[none]
A Hard Day’s Night (UK mono, recording first published, sold in U.K., EJD cover)The Beatles12" Vinyl13
  • GB1964-07-10
Parlophone (UK)PMC 1230[none]
A Hard Day’s Night: Original Motion Picture Sound Track (US stereo, Monarch)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
United ArtistsUAS 6366[none]
A Hard Day’s Night: Original Motion Picture Sound Track (US mono, Monarch)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
United ArtistsUAL 3366[none]
A Hard Day’s Night: Original Motion Picture Sound Track (US stereo, Capitol Record Club)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
United ArtistsST-90828[none]
A Hard Day’s Night (UK mono, ℗ 1964, sold in U.K., serif)The Beatles12" Vinyl13
Parlophone (UK)PMC 1230[none]
A Hard Day’s Night (UK mono, ℗ 1964, sold in U.K., sans-serif)The Beatles12" Vinyl13
Parlophone (UK)PMC 1230[none]
A Hard Day’s Night (UK stereo, ℗ 1964, Sold in U.K., serif)The Beatles12" Vinyl13
Parlophone (UK)PCS 3058[none]
A Hard Day’s Night (UK stereo, ℗ 1964, Sold in U.K., sans-serif)The Beatles12" Vinyl13
Parlophone (UK)PCS 3058[none]
A Hard Day’s NightThe BeatlesCassette12
United ArtistsK-9006[none]
A Hard Day’s Night: Original Motion Picture Sound Track (US stereo, pink/orange labels)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
United ArtistsUAS 6366[none]
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! - A Hard Day’s Night - Originals From The United Artists' PictureThe BeatlesVinyl13
Odeon1C 062-04 145[none]
A Hard Day’s Night (UK stereo, one EMI box)The Beatles12" Vinyl13
Parlophone (UK)PCS 3058[none]
A Hard Day’s Night (UK stereo, ℗ 1964)The Beatles12" Vinyl13
Parlophone (UK)PCS 3058[none]
A Hard Day’s Night (UK mono, ℗ 1964)The Beatles12" Vinyl13
Parlophone (UK)PMC 1230[none]
A Hard Day’s Night: Original Motion Picture Sound Track (US stereo, Liberty labels)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
United ArtistsUAS 6366[none]
A Hard Day’s Night: Original Motion Picture Sound TrackThe Beatles8-Track Cartridge12
United ArtistsU3006[none]
A Hard Day’s Night (UK stereo, two EMI boxes, THE GRAMOPHONE...)The Beatles12" Vinyl13
Parlophone (UK)PCS 3058[none]
A Hard Day’s Night: Original Motion Picture Sound Track (US stereo, tan labels)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
United ArtistsUAS 6366[none]
A Hard Day’s Night (stereo)The Beatles12" Vinyl13
Apple RecordsAP-8147[none]
A Hard Day’s Night: Original Motion Picture Sound Track (US stereo, tan labels, all rights...)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
United ArtistsUAS 6366[none]
A Hard Day’s Night (UK stereo, two EMI boxes, EMI RECORDS...)The Beatles12" Vinyl13
Parlophone (UK)PCS 3058[none]
A Hard Day’s Night: Original Motion Picture Sound Track (US stereo, sunrise labels)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
United ArtistsUAS 6366[none]
A Hard Day’s NightThe BeatlesVinyl13
Odeon1C 072-04 145
A Hard Day’s Night: Original Motion Picture Sound Track (US stereo, purple labels, MFD. BY CAPITOL)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
  • US1980-08-01
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)SW-11921[none]
A Hard Day’s Night (UK stereo, two EMI boxes, UNAUTHORISED PUBLIC PERFORMANCE...)The Beatles12" Vinyl13
Parlophone (UK)PCS 3058[none]
A Hard Day’s Night (UK mono, all rights...)The Beatles12" Vinyl13
Parlophone (UK)PMC 1230[none]
A Hard Day’s Night (mono, red vinyl)The Beatles12" Vinyl13
  • JP1982-01-21
OdeonEAS-70132[none]
A Hard Day’s Night: Original Motion Picture Sound Track (US stereo, rainbow labels)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)SW-11921[none]
A Hard Day’s Night (UK stereo, two EMI boxes, UNAUTHORISED COPYING...)The Beatles12" Vinyl13
Parlophone (UK)PCS 3058[none]
A Hard Day's Night (MFSL Original Master Recording)The Beatles12" Vinyl13
Mobile Fidelity Sound LabMFSL 1-103[none]
A Hard Day’s Night (AZG, red labels)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
Мелодия (ex-Soviet music label, a subdivision of Formax group now)C60 23579 008[none]
A Hard Day’s Night (RZG, red labels)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
Мелодия (ex-Soviet music label, a subdivision of Formax group now)С60 23579 008[none]
A Hard Day’s Night (LZG, black labels)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
Мелодия (ex-Soviet music label, a subdivision of Formax group now)С60 23579 008[none]
A Hard Day’s NightThe BeatlesCD13
  • CA1987-02-26
Parlophone (UK), Apple RecordsC2 46437077774643726
A Hard Day’s Night (mono)The BeatlesCD13
  • XE1987-02-26
Parlophone (UK)CDP 7 46437 2077774643726
A Hard Day’s Night (mono)The BeatlesCD13
  • GB1987-02-26
Parlophone (UK)CDP 7 46437 2077774643726
A Hard Day’s Night (mono, CD made in W. Germany)The BeatlesCD13
  • US1987-02-26
Parlophone (UK)CDP 7 46437 2077774643726
A Hard Day’s Night (mono; UK version)The BeatlesCD13
  • JP1987-02-27
OdeonCDP 7 46437 2, CP32-53234988006610736
A Hard Day's Night (UK mono, rainbow labels)The Beatles12" Vinyl13
  • US1987-07-21
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)CLJ-46437077774643719
A Hard Day’s Night (UK mono, two EMI boxes)The Beatles12" Vinyl13
Parlophone (UK)PMC 12305099910414514
A Hard Day’s Night (mono, longbox, CD made in USA)The BeatlesCD13
Parlophone (UK)CDP 7 46437 2077774643726
A Hard Day’s Night: Original Motion Picture Sound Track (US stereo, purple labels, MANUFACTURED BY CAPITOL)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)SW-11921[none]
A Hard Day’s Night (mono, apple logo)The BeatlesCD13
Apple Records, Parlophone (UK)CDP 7 46437 2077774643726
A Hard Day’s Night (mono, apple logo)The BeatlesCD13
Apple Records, Parlophone (UK)CDP 7 46437 2077774643726
A Hard Day’s Night (mono, apple logo)The BeatlesCD13
Apple Records, Parlophone (UK)CDP 7 46437 2077774643726
A Hard Day’s Night (UK mono, two EMI boxes, apple logo)The Beatles12" Vinyl13
Parlophone (UK)PMC 12300077774643719
A Hard Day’s Night (mono; UK version)The BeatlesCD13
  • JP1998-03-11
EMI (Japanese double‐boxed logo), Apple Records, Parlophone (UK)TOCP-511134988006739970
A Hard Day’s NightThe BeatlesCD13
  • JP1998-03-18
TOSHIBA EMI (a rare imprint used mostly for promos and video releases - does not stand for “東芝EMI株式会社”), Apple Records, Parlophone (UK)TOCP-50503[none]
A Hard Day’s Night (2009 stereo remaster)The BeatlesEnhanced CD15
  • XE2009-09-09
Apple Records, Parlophone (UK)0946 3 82413 2 4094638241324
A Hard Day’s Night (2009 stereo remaster)The BeatlesEnhanced CD14
  • US2009-09-09
Apple Records, Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.), Parlophone (UK)0946 3 82413 2 4094638241324
A Hard Day’s Night (2009 stereo remaster)The Beatles12" Vinyl13
  • XE2012-11-12
  • GB2012-11-12
Parlophone (UK)0094638241317094638241317
A Hard Day’s Night (2009 stereo remaster)The Beatles12" Vinyl13
  • US2012-11-13
Parlophone (UK)0946382413170094638241317
A Hard Day’s Night: Original Motion Picture Sound TrackThe BeatlesCD24
  • US2014-01-21
Apple Records, Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.), UMe (imprint of Universal Music Enterprises), United ArtistsB0019700-02602537643622
A Hard Day’s Night (2009 stereo remaster)The BeatlesDigital Media14
  • XW2014-01-21
EMI Catalogue, Parlophone (UK)00602567713296
A Hard Day’s Night (2014 mono remaster)The Beatles12" Vinyl13
  • XE2014-09-08
  • GB2014-09-08
  • US2014-09-09
Parlophone (UK)5099963380019, PMC 1230602537825721
A Hard Day’s Night (2009 stereo remaster)The BeatlesDigital Media13
EMI Catalogue00602547670335
A Hard Day’s NightThe BeatlesCD13EMI (EMI Records, since 1972), Apple Records, Parlophone (UK)CDP 7 46437 2077774643726
A Hard Day’s Night (CD made in USA)The BeatlesCD13Parlophone (UK)CDP 7 46437 2077774643726
Promotion
A Hard Day’s Night: Original Motion Picture Sound Track (US mono)The Beatles12" Vinyl12
  • US1964-06-26
United ArtistsUAL 3366[none]
Bootleg
A Hard Day’s Night (MFSL DESS bootleg)The BeatlesCD13
Dr. Ebbetts Sound SystemsMFSL-1-103[none]
A Hard Day’s Night: Original Motion Picture Sound Track (US stereo DESS bootleg)The BeatlesCD12
Dr. Ebbetts Sound SystemsUAS 6366[none]
A Hard Day’s NightThe BeatlesCD13
Русский ЗвукRH 039-2001[none]
A Hard Day’s Night: Original Motion Picture Sound Track (US mono DESS bootleg)The BeatlesCD12
Dr. Ebbetts Sound SystemsUAL 3366[none]
A Hard Day’s NightThe BeatlesCD13
SomeWax (Russian bootleg label)SW105-24607016131412
A Hard Day’s NightThe BeatlesDVD-Video13
Miramax Home Entertainment (bootleg label pretending to be real Miramax)46124578461954612457846195
A Hard Day’s Night (UK mono DESS bootleg)The BeatlesCD13
Dr. Ebbetts Sound SystemsPMC 1230[none]
A Hard Day’s Night (UK stereo DESS bootleg)The BeatlesCD13
Dr. Ebbetts Sound SystemsPCS 3058[none]
A Hard Day’s Night (deluxe)The BeatlesCD63Purple ChickPC-109

Relationships

associated singles/EPs:And I Love Her / If I Fell
included in:The Beatles (box set, includes 2009 stereo remasters)
The Beatles Collection
The Beatles in Mono (2009 mono remasters)
The U.S. Albums
part of:Dave Marsh: Top 40 Albums of 1964 (number: 21) (order: 21)
1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (2005 edition) (order: 44)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2020 edition (number: 263) (order: 263)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 307) (order: 307)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2003 edition (number: 388) (order: 388)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/24003 [info]
https://www.discogs.com/master/507400 [info]
reviews:https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/4mcg [info]
other databases:https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/the_beatles/a_hard_days_night/ [info]
IMDb:https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058182/ [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0001948685 [info]
Wikidata:Q182518 [info]

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There may be more inventive Beatles records - Sgt. Pepper's, for example - and there may be lusher ones - Abbey Road, for one. But no one Beatles album better encapsulated the essence of the band than this one.

A Hard Day's Night not only captures The Beatles at the peak of Beatlemania - the most exciting time in pop music up to that moment, and arguably ever since; when continents fell and music was changed forever - but also sees them perfecting the art of pop. You may have Beatles songs that you prefer, or songs that mean more to you, but nowhere were the group more consistently brilliant than on this soundtrack.

Where the film emphasised just how popular and bizarre their fame was, the accompanying album showed us just why this had happened. The title-track - with surely the most surreal name ever for a number one song - dazzles in a way The Byrds, The Monkees, The La's and a hundred other janglers never could, while And I Love Her proved that the band could write melodies better than anyone else. Even the song they let George sing, I'm Happy Just to Dance With You, is fizzier than actual bubbles, while Lennon's vocal (and rhythm solo) on You Can't Do That saw him trounce The Rolling Stones for sheer snottiness.

This was the first and only Beatles album to be entirely composed of Lennon/McCartney songs, and that unheard-of-in-1964 cockiness shines through. Even the wistful songs - Things We Said Today and I'll Be Back - were more confident than sad. This is, next to the White Album (a very different kettle of fabs), my favourite Beatles album, and has been ever since I heard it. The exuberance of the 1960s, the genius of The Beatles, and the total unstoppable confidence of the best band in the world realising that they were the best band in the world, are all contained here. Essential.