A Hard Day's Night Enhanced, Limited Edition, Original recording remastered
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Within each CD's new packaging, booklets include detailed historical notes along with informative recording notes. For a limited period, each CD will also be embedded with a brief documentary film about the album. The newly produced mini-documentaries on the making of each album, directed by Bob Smeaton, are included as QuickTime files on each album. The documentaries contain archival footage, rare photographs and never-before-heard studio chat from The Beatles, offering a unique and very personal insight into the studio atmosphere.
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And here it is - the very first (and only) album comprised of *all* Lennon & McCartney material, and what an excellent album it is. The Beatles' third album, overall, the boys had already started out with some mightily impressive songwriting skills, chops, and infectious melodies with their first two albums, _Please Please Me_ and _With The Beatles_ (both from 1963.) However, unlike those two (which feature a mix of originals and covers), this album is comprised of *all* original material, and the songwriting is also a step up, overall, from their first two albums.
Something that seems to fly over the heads of many Beatles fans is the complexity involved in the majority of their music. Yes, their later material was not the only music to be complex. In fact, this aspect started from the beginning, actually, and this album is no exception: many of the chords, progressions and structures to the songs on this album are very advanced -- especially coming from a rock band who wrote their own material back in the early '60s, and what's a hell of a lot more impressive is how they seem to make it all sound so seemingly simple; the complexity of the musicianship doesn't overwhelm the music, but in actuality, it plays an important role in making their music as infectious and devouring as it was (and still is): the way they treat the melodies, and how they sequence and arrange them are so marvelous.
You know the title track, as it features that explosive, shot-in-the-dark strum of a chord (which is complex, by the way.) And from there, we are taken on an exciting ride.Read more ›
Oddly enough, "Hard Day's Night" is rarely mentioned as one of the Beatles' best albums. What a shame, because this one is loaded with 13 unforgetable Lennon-McCartney classics. In fact, so cohesive are the tunes, that one could make a strong case for "A Hard Day's Night" as rock-n-roll's first true concept album. Lyrically, each song deals with love. Yes, it's mostly simplistic, however, a growing sophistication sneaks in on "Things We Said Today" and the haunting finale "I'll Be Back". The instrumental landscape is graced with driving acoustic guitars, Ringo's steady backbeat and of course, George's ringing 12-string guitar. So influential was George's playing -- especially on the classic title song -- that seemingly an entire generation of young guitar slingers made the 12-string a part of their arsenal. (The Byrds' Roger McGuinn credits "Hard Day's Night" as the inspiration for his love affair with the 12-string.)
All thirteen songs are wonderful. No filler-- just classic power pop sprinkled with a pair of John and Paul's most beautiful ballads ("And I Love Her" and "If I Fell"). The potent rockers "Any Time at All" and "You Can't Do That" are purely lethal. John doesn't merely sing these songs -- he screams his bloody lungs out!!Read more ›
And this CD sounds miles better to me than on the infamous "Beat Records" Original Master Recordings CD set that I've absolutely treasured. It was infamous for its GREAT sound quality. That is, it was great sound...UNTIL NOW.
I cannot put into words the thrill of hearing this album this way, but I will try...first off, the sound is FANTASTIC! Especially amazing was the first listening to Things We Said Today; it sounds unbelieveable on here!Read more ›
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For those buying the digital copies off Amazon like I have, here are the file size breakdown, which may be important to know if you are low on memory space on your playback... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Tinfoot
Finding the Beatles all over again - and better than ever!
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excelent, till i can listen because my dad dind get it to mePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
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|beatles, "hard days night."||
That is not a drop off....that is the way John played it in the stereo mix.
Sep 16, 2009 by MUSTGTGUY | See all 3 posts
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Of course, MMT wasn't a theatrical film... But you (rightly) ranked it at the bottom anyhow.
Sep 15, 2009 by Shaun Navis | See all 5 posts
|The Case For A Hard Day's Night Being The Beatles Best Album||
On Rubber Soul (my personal favourite), you have Nowhere Man, Michelle, Girl, In My Life, Drive My Car, Norwegian Wood... All those songs are of equal if not superior quality to the four you have chosen.
Apr 19, 2014 by McFly | See all 3 posts
|Song a hard days night on remaster stereo ver.||
...and a few more issues. IMO is the worst new remaster, I'll stick to my Something New copy and needledrop.
Sep 26, 2009 by Pdrmn75 | See all 5 posts
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Sounds rather fishy to me... to begin with, the cover is not the original red United Artists cover... and why is it so expensive? Because of the T-shirt? Come on! I smell a scam somewhere...
Nov 18, 2009 by A. Frippirf | See all 5 posts
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