A Hard Day’s Night (UK stereo, recording first published, sold in U.K.)

~ Release by The Beatles (see all versions of this release, 69 available)


“THE PARLOPHONE CO. LTD.” printed at the start of the rim text. “RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1964″ and “SOLD IN U.K. …” text on labels.
Matrix numbers: Side 1: YEX 126-1; Side 2: YEX 127-1.

Annotation last modified on 2018-01-13 19:20 UTC.


12" Vinyl 1
# Title Rating Length
A1 A Hard Day’s Night 3.9 2:33
A2 I Should Have Known Better 3.5 2:44
A3 If I Fell 3.2 2:22
A4 I’m Happy Just to Dance With You 3 1:59
A5 And I Love Her 3.9 2:31
A6 Tell Me Why 4 2:10
A7 Can’t Buy Me Love 4.3 2:15
B1 Any Time at All 3.35 2:13
B2 I’ll Cry Instead 3.65 1:48
B3 Things We Said Today 4 2:39
B4 When I Get Home 3.5 2:18
B5 You Can’t Do That 3.65 2:38
B6 I’ll Be Back 3.65 2:21


12" Vinyl 1

acoustic guitar:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (track B6)
acoustic guitar [lead guitar]:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (track A5)
acoustic guitar [rhythm guitar]:
John Lennon (The Beatles) (tracks A1–A3, A5–B3, B6)
electric bass guitar:
Paul McCartney (The Beatles) (tracks A1–B6)
drums (drum set):
Ringo Starr (The Beatles) (tracks A1–A4, A6–B6)
Paul McCartney (The Beatles) (track B5)
Ringo Starr (The Beatles) (track A1)
Ringo Starr (The Beatles) (tracks B2–B3)
Ringo Starr (The Beatles) (track A5)
John Lennon (The Beatles) (track B5)
John Lennon (The Beatles) (track A2)
Norman Smith (UK producer/engineer, performed as Hurricane Smith) (track A7)
electric guitar [lead guitar]:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (tracks A6, B3–B4)
electric guitar [rhythm guitar]:
John Lennon (The Beatles) (tracks A1, A4, B4)
Ringo Starr (The Beatles) (tracks A1, A5)
bongos [Arabian]:
Ringo Starr (The Beatles) (track A4)
John Lennon (The Beatles) (track B3)
George Martin (tracks A1, A6)
Paul McCartney (The Beatles) (track B1)
12 string guitar:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (tracks A2–A4, B1–B2, B5)
12 string guitar [lead guitar]:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (tracks A1, A7)
Ringo Starr (The Beatles) (track B5)
assistant engineer:
Geoff Emerick (British recording engineer) (tracks A1–B4, B6)
Jacques Esmenjaud (track A7)
Richard Langham (tracks A2–A6)
Ken Scott (UK record producer & engineer) (tracks B1–B4, B6)
background vocals:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (tracks A6, B3–B5)
John Lennon (The Beatles) (tracks A3–A4)
Paul McCartney (The Beatles) (tracks A1, A4, A6, B4–B6)
Norman Smith (UK producer/engineer, performed as Hurricane Smith) (tracks A1–B4, B6)
lead vocals:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (track A4)
John Lennon (The Beatles) (tracks A1–A3, A6, B1–B2, B4–B6)
Paul McCartney (The Beatles) (tracks A1, A3, A5, A7–B1, B3)
George Martin (tracks A1–B4, B6)
John Lennon (The Beatles) (tracks A1–B6)
Paul McCartney (The Beatles) (tracks A1–B6)
Maclen Music Ltd. (track A2)
Maclen Music, Inc. (tracks A3, A5)
Northern Songs Ltd. (tracks A1–A2, A5, A7)
Unart Music Corp. (tracks A3, A5)
edited at:
mixed at:
recorded at:
Studios Pathé-Marconi EMI (Boulogne-Billancourt) in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France (1964-01-29) (track A7)
has remixes:
And I Love Her (1993 stereo remix) by The Beatles (track A5)
And I Love Her (1964 stereo mix edited) by The Beatles (track A5)
A Hard Day’s Night (1993 stereo remix) by The Beatles (1993) (track A1)
sampled by:
Get Back (Love version) by The Beatles (track A1)
is the basis for:
later parody versions:
later translated parody versions:
Hard les smacs (track A1)
Look anorak (track B5)
later translated versions:
And I Love Her (Japanese version) (track A5)
Cerca di capire (Italian version) (track A2)
Conocerte mejor (track A2)
Das war ein harter Tag (A Hard Day’s Night) (track A1)
Dis‐moi pourquoi (Tell Me Why) (track A6)
En hård dags natt (track A1)
Encore une fois danse avec moi (I'm Happy Just to Dance with You) (track A4)
Für uns beide (And I Love Her) (track A5)
Ja, das hätt’ ich wissen müssen (I Should Have Known Better) (track A2)
Je me bats pour gagner (A Hard Day’s Night) (track A1)
Kovan päivän ilta (track A1)
Manchmal wenn ich träume (Things We Said Today) (track B3)
Nicht eine Mark (Can’t Buy Me Love) (track A7)
Olet rakkain (track A5)
Sag nie mehr „I Love You“ (I Should Have Known Better) (track A2)
Sei mir treu wie Gold (Tell Me Why) (track A6)
Wie du (If I Fell) (track A3)
Y la amo (And I Love Her, spanish, Los Xochimilcas’ version) (track A5)
later versions:
La Corde au cou (I should have known better) (track A2)
recording of:
And I Love Her (track A5)
Any Time at All (track B1)
If I Fell (track A3)
I’ll Be Back (track B6)
I’ll Cry Instead (track B2)
Tell Me Why (track A6)
When I Get Home (track B4)
Can’t Buy Me Love (1964-01-29) (track A7)
You Can’t Do That (1964-02-25) (track B5)
referred to in medleys:
Beatles Medley (Stars on 45) (tracks A1–A3, B3, B5–B6)
The Beatles Concerto: 3rd Movement: Presto (Can’t Buy Me Love / The Long and Winding Road) (track A7)
The Beatles’ Movie Medley (tracks A1–A2)
Stars on 45 (Beatles Medley 7″ Mix) (tracks A2, B6)
Stars on 45 (12″ single) (tracks A2, B6)


producer:George Martin
remastered versions:A Hard Day’s Night (2009 stereo remaster)
A Hard Day’s Night (2009 stereo remaster)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/release/686492 [info]