Offered for sale is a limited edition red vinyl mono Japanese pressing of A Hard Day’s Night by the Beatles, including the original obi.
The cover and track lineup on this album are the same as the original UK version of the LP.
About this copy: This copy of A Hard Day’s Night is a 1982 Japanese pressing on the EMI/Odeon label.
The cover is M-, with trace foxing on the back cover. The obi is M-.
The insert is VG+, with no tears or holes, but it has discolored quite a bit, probably due to exposure to light.
The red vinyl disc is M- and looks like it may have been played once. Beautiful disc!
A beautiful copy of a scarce Beatles LP.
Background: Originally released in 1964, A Hard Day’s Night was the third UK Beatles album and the soundtrack to their first film.
The album reached #1 on both the UK and U.S. charts.
Considering the quality of the original material on With the Beatles, it shouldn’t have been a surprise that Lennon & McCartney decided to devote their third album to all-original material. Nevertheless, that decision still impresses, not only because the album is so strong, but because it was written and recorded at a time when the Beatles were constantly touring, giving regular BBC concerts, appearing on television and releasing non-LP singles and EPs, as well as filming their first motion picture. In that context, the achievement of A Hard Day’s Night is all the more astounding. Not only was the record the de facto soundtrack for their movie, not only was it filled with nothing but Lennon-McCartney originals, but it found the Beatles truly coming into their own as a band by performing a uniformly excellent set of songs. …It’s the pinnacle of their early years.
In the 1960s, most Japanese LPs were issued in stereo only, so most Japanese buyers never had the opportunity to hear the original mono mixes of most of the Beatles songs.
In 1982, EMI records released limited edition red vinyl pressings in mono of all of the Beatles albums from Please Please Me through Yellow Submarine. This series was reissued in 1986, though that series featured a different obi from this one.
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1982|