The Beatles A Hard Day's Night CD
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First time available in stereo in it's entirety on CD!
The 1965 release produced the hit singles "Can't Buy Me Love", "A Hard Day's
Night" and "And I Love Her".
The original Beatles catalogue has been digitally re-mastered for the first time
for worldwide CD release. Each CD is packaged with replicated original UK album
art, including expanded booklets containing original and newly written liner
notes and rare photos. For a limited period, each CD will also be embedded with
a brief documentary film about the album.
The albums have been re-mastered by a dedicated team of engineers at EMI’s Abbey
Road Studios in London over a four year period utilizing state of the art
recording technology alongside vintage studio equipment, carefully maintaining
the authenticity and integrity of the original analogue recordings. The result
of this painstaking process is the highest fidelity the catalogue has seen since
its original release.
The stereo CD includes track listings and artwork as originally released in the
UK. Within the CD’s new packaging, booklet includes detailed historical notes
along with informative recording notes. These stereo CDs will be housed in a
three-panel eco digi-pack with 14 page booklet.
A newly produced mini-documentary on the making of the album, directed by Bob
Smeaton, is included as a QuickTime file on the album. The documentary contains
archival footage, rare photographs and never-before-heard studio chat from The
Beatles, offering a unique and very personal insight into the studio atmosphere.
"For the new remasters, the engineer went back to the original 1960's analog master tapes. Remastering is about working with, sharpening, amplifying, clarifying, and enhancing what are already the settled (or established) facts of the original mix. A listening session in early June at Electric Lady Studios in Manhattan confirmed that this is exactly what has been done. In A/B comparisons with the 1987 CD versions, the Beatles' records sounded more alive, more spirited, with greater dynamic range, and a new spaciousness that was very apparent... These new releases are an audiophile's dream - on good gear, they do sound much improved." - Robert Baird, Stereophile Magazine, October 2009, Vol. 32, No.
"This soundtrack to the Richard Lester film cemented all that U.S. listeners had heard about the Beatles genius in the off-kilter beauty of John Lennon's "If I Fell" and the rockabilly bounce of Paul McCartney's "Can't Buy Me Love." A humbling footnote: The album was recorded in one day." - www.rollingstone.com
"'Can’t Buy Me Love' is my attempt to write [in] a bluesy mode,' McCartney said. He wrote it while the band was doing concerts in Paris for 18 days straight, two or three shows a day. The single was released a few months later, at the height of Beatlemania. When it hit Number One, the band occupied all five top positions on the American charts." - Rolling Stone
• Re-mastered at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London
• Each CD is packaged with replicated original UK album art
• Housed in three-panel soft digi-pak
• Includes expanded booklets containing original and newly written liner notes
• Rare photos
• For limited period, each CD will be embedded with a brief documentary film
about the album.
• Made in the U.S.A.
1. A Hard Day's Night
2. I Should Have Known Better
3. If I Fell
4. I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
5. And I Love Her
6. Tell Me Why
7. Can't Buy Me Love
8. Any Time At All
9. I'll Cry Instead
10. Things We Said Today
11. When I Get Home
12. You Can't Do That
13. I'll Be Back