The Beatles : A Hard Day's Night (LP, Album, Mono, Gar)
The Beatles : A Hard Day's Night (LP, Album, Mono, Gar)
The Beatles : A Hard Day's Night (LP, Album, Mono, Gar)
The Beatles : A Hard Day's Night (LP, Album, Mono, Gar)
The Beatles : A Hard Day's Night (LP, Album, Mono, Gar)
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The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night (LP, Album, Mono, Gar) (Very Good Plus (VG+))

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Media Condition:  Very Good Plus (VG+)
Sleeve Condition: Very Good Plus (VG+)
Country:    UK  
Released:  
10 Jul 1964
Genre:       Rock, Stage & Screen
Style:         Soundtrack, Beat, Pop Rock

Comments:
Vinyl has light hairlines on both sides when viewed under bright light, spindle marks visible. KT tax code on B side. Garrod and Lofthouse sleeve shows general storage wear but front and back are clean with no writing and clear readable spine. Posted tracked in a proper vinyl mailer
 

Notes:

The main differentiator of this early pressing, compared to later versions, is the black and yellow [l2294 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. There exists a very similar version with this text placed differently - [r=14636638.
4 - A2 'I Should Have Known Better' has its 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 [l264830, 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

 

. Songs From The Film "A Hard Day's Night"
A1. A Hard Day's Night
A2. I Should Have Known Better
A3. If I Fell
A4. I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
A5. And I Love Her
A6. Tell Me Why
A7. Can't Buy Me Love
. -
B1. Any Time At All
B2. I'll Cry Instead
B3. Things We Said Today
B4. When I Get Home
B5. You Can't Do That
B6. I'll Be Back

 

Barcode and Other Identifiers:

Matrix / Runout XEX.481
Matrix / Runout XEX.482
Other K T
Matrix / Runout XEX 481 - 3N
Matrix / Runout XEX 482 - 3N
Other Ķ T
Matrix / Runout XEX 481 - 3N MH 1
Matrix / Runout XEX 482 - 3N PR 1
Other KT
Matrix / Runout XEX 481 - 3N 0A 2
Matrix / Runout XEX 482 - 3N 0M 5
Other KT
Matrix / Runout XEX 481 - 3N G AM
Matrix / Runout XEX 482 - 3N G TO 7
Other KT
Matrix / Runout XEX 481 - 3N G RH 1
Matrix / Runout XEX 482 - 3N G AH 6
Other KT
Matrix / Runout XEX 481 - 3N R GA
Matrix / Runout XEX 482 - 3N G HD
Matrix / Runout XEX 481 - 3N G RG 3
Matrix / Runout XEX 482 - 3N G GM
Matrix / Runout XEX 481 - 3N R TL 3
Matrix / Runout XEX482 - 3N R LA 4

Record Company The Parlophone Co. Ltd.
Record Company E.M.I. Records Limited
Published By Northern Songs Ltd.
Printed By Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
Made By Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.

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Dmd J&M

 

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