|A Hard Day's Night - Front Cover||A Hard Day's Night - Rear Cover|
|A Hard Day's Night - First pressing A-Side Label||A Hard Day's Night - First pressing B-Side Label|
|A Hard Day's Night - First pressing A-Side Label||Detail of sleeve showing curved flip-back edges and E.J.D. (The printer)|
|Catalogue No.||GEP 8920|
|Release Date||4th November 1964|
|U.K. E.P. Chart Detail :|
|The Tracks :|
|Detail :||The Beatles sixth official E.P.
The full title of the E.P. is actually;
"Extracts from the film A Hard Days Night", and was the first of two E.P.'s with tracks from the latest L.P.
This E.P. contains four tracks all featured in the film, the other contains four tracks from the album that were NOT in the film.
What this E.P. also provides is that, every track on side one of the album, except "I'm Happy Just To Dance With You" was available on 45rpm format in 1964 !
With these two E.P.'s from the album, EMI were once again trying to get as much mileage as possible from The Beatles output. But neither this E.P. nor any until Magical Mystery Tour broached the top 30 singles chart. The E.P. using the cover art from the album, reached No.34 in the singles chart. Of course in the E.P. chart it was yet another number one for the fab four.
The E.P. had sleeve notes by Tony Barrow.
Finally, how do you spot original pressings ? ....
The sleeve also has marked differences. For starters (surprisingly !) the quality of new editions is worse, which suggests
that EMI copied old sleeves rather than the actual photos ! ... I could demonstrate this with my copy of "A Hard Days Night",
I have an original and a newer edition, and it is astonishing how much worse the newer one is !
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