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

~ Release by The Beatles (see all versions of this release, 63 available)

Annotation

Black label with yellow logo and silver print. “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: XEX 481-3N; Side 2: XEX 482-3N.

Annotation last modified on 2018-01-11 20:34 .

Tracklist

12" Vinyl 1
# Title Rating Length
A1 A Hard Day’s Night
4.5 2:33
A2 I Should Have Known Better
5 2:44
A3 If I Fell
4 2:22
A4 I’m Happy Just to Dance With You
4 1:59
A5 And I Love Her
5 2:31
A6 Tell Me Why
3.5 2:10
A7 Can’t Buy Me Love
4.65 2:15
B1 Any Time at All
5 2:13
B2 I’ll Cry Instead
4 1:48
B3 Things We Said Today
2:39
B4 When I Get Home
2:18
B5 You Can’t Do That
2:38
B6 I’ll Be Back
4 2:21

Credits

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 (Beatle) (tracks A1–A3, A5–B3, B6)
electric bass guitar:
Paul McCartney (tracks A1–B6)
drums (drum set):
Ringo Starr (tracks A1–A4, A6–B1, B3–B6)
drums (drum set) and tambourine:
Ringo Starr (track B2)
cowbell:
Paul McCartney (track B5)
Ringo Starr (track A1)
tambourine:
Ringo Starr (track B3)
claves:
Ringo Starr (track A5)
guitar:
John Lennon (Beatle) (track B5)
harmonica:
John Lennon (Beatle) (track A2)
electric guitar [lead guitar]:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (tracks A6, B3–B4)
electric guitar [rhythm guitar]:
John Lennon (Beatle) (tracks A1, A4, B4)
bongos:
Ringo Starr (tracks A1, A5)
bongos [Arabian]:
Ringo Starr (track A4)
piano:
John Lennon (Beatle) (track B3)
George Martin (tracks A1, A6)
Paul McCartney (track B1)
12 string guitar:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (tracks A4, B2, B5)
12 string guitar [lead guitar]:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (tracks A1–A3, A7–B1)
congas:
Ringo Starr (track B5)
additional engineer:
Geoff Emerick (British recording engineer) (track A5)
Richard Langham (track A5)
assistant engineer:
Geoff Emerick (British recording engineer) (tracks A1, B1, B4, B6)
Jacques Esmenjaud (track A7)
Richard Langham (tracks A2–A4, A6–A7, B5)
A. B. Lincoln (tracks A2–A4, A6, B2)
David Lloyd (UK engineer) (track A1)
Ken Scott (UK record producer & engineer) (tracks B1–B4, B6)
background vocals:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (tracks A6, B3–B5)
John Lennon (Beatle) (tracks A3–A4)
Paul McCartney (tracks A1, A4, A6, B4–B6)
engineer:
Norman Smith (UK producer/engineer, performer as Hurricane Smith) (tracks A1–A4, A6–B6)
lead vocals:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (track A4)
John Lennon (Beatle) (tracks A1–A3, A6, B1–B2, B4–B6)
Paul McCartney (tracks A1, A3, A5, A7–B1, B3)
mixer:
Norman Smith (UK producer/engineer, performer as Hurricane Smith) (track A2)
producer:
George Martin (tracks A1–B6)
sound engineer:
Norman Smith (UK producer/engineer, performer as Hurricane Smith) (track A5)
writer:
John Lennon (Beatle) (tracks A1–B6)
Paul McCartney (tracks A1–B6)
publisher:
Maclen Music, Inc. (tracks A3, A5)
Northern Songs Ltd. (tracks A1, 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:
A Hard Day’s Night (1964 United Artists mono remix) by The Beatles (track A1)
If I Fell (1964 United Artists mono remix) by The Beatles (track A3)
Tell Me Why (1964 United Artists mono remix) by The Beatles (track A6)
Can’t Buy Me Love (1964 United Artists mono remix) by The Beatles (1964-06-09) (track A7)
arrangements:
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)
Conocerte mejor (track A2)
Das war ein harter Tag (A Hard Day’s Night) (track A1)
En hård dags natt (track A1)
Für uns beide (And I Love Her) (track A5)
Ja, das hätt’ ich wissen müssen (I Should Have Known Better) (track A2)
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)
I Should Have Known Better (1964-02-26) (track A2)
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)