A sealed original mono pressing of the Beatles soundtrack to A Hard Day's Night.
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Offered for sale is a still sealed mono first pressing of the Beatles soundtrack to A Hard Day’s Night, issued in 1964.
When the Beatles starred in their first film, A Hard Day’s Night, two different albums were released worldwide to coincide with the release of the film. In most of the world, a Beatles album bearing the title of the film was released, containing the eight songs from the film along with six others. This album was released by the Beatles recording label, Parlophone.
In the United States, the soundtrack rights went to the film’s producer and distributor, United Artists. Because they only had rights to the eight songs in the film, they included four instrumental tracks by the George Martin Orchestra that had also appeared in the film to fill out the album’s running time.
The American A Hard Day’s Night album was a true film soundtrack, and the album was issued in both stereo and mono. The stereo version of the album contained all of the songs by the Beatles in rechanneled, or “fake” stereo, making the mono album the more desirable pressing. The mono version of the album was deleted in early 1968 and is quite rare compared to the stereo version.
About this copy: This copy of A Hard Day’s Night is an original 1964 mono pressing. While the cover has been opened, the record is still sealed in the original plastic inner sleeve. The record has never been opened or played.
The cover indicates a rare early pressing, as it has only three lines of publishing credit (this was later corrected to four.) The cover and label correctly list “Tell Me Why,” but “I’ll Cry Instead” is listed as “I Cry Instead.”
The cover is VG, with wear at the bottom edge and a some general wear across the center.
This is only the second sealed mono album by the Beatles we’ve ever had for sale, as they’ve become increasingly rare over the years.
A beautiful example of a terrific album.
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- Record Label:
- United Artists
- Catalog Number:
- UAL 3366
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