The Beatles ‎– A Hard Day's Night

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Parlophone ‎– PMC 1230
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Mono, Garrod & Lofthouse Sleeve
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Songs From The Film "A Hard Day's Night"
A1 A Hard Day's Night
Lead Vocals – John*
A2 I Should Have Known Better
Lead Vocals – John*
A3 If I Fell
Lead Vocals – John*, Paul*
A4 I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
Lead Vocals – George*
A5 And I Love Her
Lead Vocals – Paul*
A6 Tell Me Why
Lead Vocals – John*, Paul*
A7 Can't Buy Me Love
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B1 Any Time At All
Backing Vocals – George*, Paul*Lead Vocals – John*
B2 I'll Cry Instead
Lead Vocals – John*, Paul*
B3 Things We Said Today
Lead Vocals – Paul*
B4 When I Get Home
Backing Vocals – George*, Paul*
B5 You Can't Do That
Backing Vocals – George*, Paul*Lead Vocals – John*
B6 I'll Be Back
Backing Vocals – George*, Paul*Lead Vocals – John*

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The main differentiator of this early pressing, compared to later versions, is the black and yellow Parlophone label with the perimeter rim copyright text, 'THE PARLOPHONE CO LTD • ALL RIGHTS OF THE MANUFACTURER AND OF THE OWNER OF THE RECORDING WORK RESERVED • UNAUTHORISED PUBLIC PERFORMANCE BROADCASTING AND COPYING OF THIS RECORD PROHIBITED'. Above the spindle hole the centre text, 'SOLD IN THE U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS'.

There are a number of other differentiators present on both the labels and the cover.

Label:
1 - Has a 'chubby' font with the right-hand side indicator numerals appearing under the '2' in the catalogue number 'PMC 1230' above them.
2 - The publishing copyright date is given as 'RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1964', and is nearly left-aligned compared to the matrix number above it.
3 - The group's name 'THE BEATLES' is closer to the 'Northern Songs Music Ltd.' publishing credit below it than the '(Lennon-McCartney)' credit above it.
4 - A2 'I Should Have Known Better' has it's title split over 2 lines.
5 - All of the song titles on side 2 appear on separate lines.
6 - The KT purchase tax code embossing on the label on either side of the spindle hole. A similar variant has the code MT.

Cover:
1 - Front laminated, tri-flipback and printed by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd., with a medium 'MONO' indicator on the front, top, right hand corner.

Cover details:

E . M . I . RECORDS LIMITED
(Controlled By Electric & Musical Industries Ltd.)
HAYES • MIDDLESEX • ENGLAND
Made and Printed in Great Britain

Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patents pending PMC 1230 PCS 3058

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side label, in brackets): XEX.481
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side label, in brackets): XEX.482
  • Other (Tax code Embossed on B-side label (Variant 1)): K T
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, stamped): XEX 481 - 3N
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, stamped): XEX 482 - 3N
  • Other (Tax code Embossed on A-side label (Variant 2)): Ķ T
  • Matrix / Runout (A side Variant #3): 1 XEX 481 - 3N MH
  • Matrix / Runout (B side Variant #3): 1 XEX 482 - 3N PR
  • Other (Tax Code Embossed B side label Variant #3 ): KT
  • Matrix / Runout (A side Variant #4): 2 XEX 481 - 3N 0A
  • Matrix / Runout (B side Variant #4): 5 XEX 482 - 3N 0M
  • Other (Tax code Embossed on A-side label (Variant 4)): KT

Other Versions (5 of 567) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PMC 1230 The Beatles A Hard Day's Night(LP, Album, Mono, Ern) Parlophone PMC 1230 UK 1964 Sell This Version
MOFB 299 The Beatles Os Reis Do Ié, Ié, Ié!(LP, Album, Mono, San) Odeon MOFB 299 Brazil 1972 Sell This Version
EAS-70132 The Beatles A Hard Day's Night(LP, Album, Mono, RE, Red) Odeon EAS-70132 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
none The Beatles A Hard Day's Night(CD, Album, Enh, RM) Apple Records, Parlophone none Italy 2012 Sell This Version
CDP 7 46437 2 The Beatles A Hard Day's Night(CD, Album, Mono, M/Print, RE) Parlophone CDP 7 46437 2 UK & Europe 1987 Sell This Version

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n3ntj

n3ntj

July 5, 2014
Question.. just obtained a stereo copy of the United Artists "A Hard Days Night" LP (USA6366) and all of the Beatles songs sound to be mono mixes, although the label says "high fidelity stereo". The non-Beatles songs do appear to be stereo to my ear. Did UA not have real stereo versions of these songs and actually release it this way?
Masterpaul

Masterpaul

December 31, 2013
There is a 1989/1990 Australian DMM version - mastered by Paul Bryant (2)
JT_Productions

JT_Productions

July 30, 2011
edited over 8 years ago
Here is the listing for the US Capitol release. It's very different from the UK version. Even though it was only half a Beatles album (the other half being George Martin‘s instrumental music from the movie) it still spent 11 weeks atop the Billboard album charts.

http://www.discogs.com/Beatles-A-Hard-Days-Night/release/747871
johnnyamazon

johnnyamazon

March 21, 2010
I might have found it, it seems to be a German bootleg from the '80s as far as I can tell.
johnnyamazon

johnnyamazon

March 21, 2010
And it's not the Italian pressing, which has a similar cat. number, only difference being 3C in the beginning, and that one seems to have a red sleeve.

My copy is blue, and there is no stereo or mono info on front.
johnnyamazon

johnnyamazon

March 21, 2010
Hi, great resource! I have an EEC pressing of "A Hard Day's Night", which I can't seem to find in you list. Cat. number is 064-04145. Maybe you can help?