E.P. - A Hard Day's Night (Extracts from the Album)

The Beatles
A Hard Day's Night - Vol.2 - Front Cover A Hard Day's Night - Vol.2 - Rear Cover
A Hard Day's Night - Vol.2 - Front Cover A Hard Day's Night - Vol.2 - Rear Cover

Label Parlophone
Catalogue No. GEP 8924
Matrix No.'s
 A-side B-Side
First Issue :7TCE 850-2N 7TCE 851-1N
     (Plus Tax code of KT on both sides)
Release Date 6th November 1964
U.K. E.P. Chart Detail : 
Entry Date :9th January 1965
Highest Position :8
Weeks in Chart :17 Weeks
The Tracks :
Side 1    Side 2
Any Time At All     Things We Said Today
I'll Cry Instead     When I Get Home
Detail : The Beatles seventh official E.P.
The full title of the E.P. is actually;
"Extracts from the Album A Hard Days Night", and was the second of two E.P.'s with tracks from the latest L.P.
This E.P. contains four tracks from the album, but NOT featured in the film, the other contains four tracks from the film.

What this E.P. also provides is that just like the E.P. release of just two days previously, every track on side TWO of the album, except "I'll Be Back" was available on 45rpm format in 1964 !

This release also failed to enter the singles chart AND failed to reach the top of the E.P. charts.

The E.P. was released in a picture sleeve with eight pictures from the album, and sleeve notes were by Tony Barrow.

Finally, how do you spot original pressings ? ....
The typeface on more recent issues is both more modern and smaller than on the originals, while the actual catalogue number was actually BIGGER on originals.
Around the edge of the label, the words stating the rights of the publishers started with "The Parlophone Co. Ltd." and the date on the label is shown as "Recording First Published 1964".
Across the press-out centres are the words, "sold in U.K. subject to resale price conditions, see price lists".
The embossed "KT" tax code is visible on the side 1 record label.
Post 1965 pressings, the rights start with "The Gramophone Co. Ltd.", and the date is not preceded with "Recording First Published", but instead has a circled "P".
Re-pressings were also made early in the 1970's, which do NOT have "Sold in the U.K. ...".
And a further pressing was made in 1973, which added a boxed EMI logo.

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 !
Next, look out for the edges of the fold of the front cover onto the back. The edges of the fold used to be curved, now they are sharp, straight.
Finally, the fold itself is no longer laminated, and the cover itself feels thinner than before.

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