The Beatles ‎– A Hard Day's Night

Capitol Records ‎– SW-11921
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, Mono, 1988 Purple label

Companies, etc.



1988-90 purple label pressing with smaller Capitol logo at the top, rim text surrounding most of the label. No barcode.

This 1988 re-issue was pressed at the same time Capitol issued the "C1" re-issue series of the US Capitol-released Beatles albums, but they kept the catalog # the same as the 1979 re-issue.

As of this writing, this is the last vinyl pressing of this US version of their soundtrack.

This was pressed at Specialty Record Corporation (The large S surrounding R and C stamped in the run-out, see photo), also identified by smooth indent/notch approx 3/4" from edge of label, along with the 1" diameter ring at the center, and a glossy finish. Both sides also are stamped MASTERED BY CAPITOL in the run-outs.

The earlier 1979 purple label pressings were pressed by Capitol, and has the 1" inner ring but without the smooth indentation, no SRC stamp and a dull label finish. Here is a link to that pressing: The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night

As with all prior stereo pressings, the Beatles tracks are in re-channeled mono, the instrumentals are in true stereo.

Comes with clear rice paper inner sleeve.

Printed on posterboard stock.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side 1): SW 1-11921
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side 2): SW 2-11921
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 run-out, etched & stamped): SW-1-11921 G-12 1-1 MASTERED BY CAPITOL SRC
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 run-out, etched & stamped): SW-2-11921 G-11 1-1 MASTERED BY CAPITOL SRC