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||US replica sleeve; stereo catalogue number only; local EMI details on rear cover
GENERAL ALBUM INFORMATION
Following EMI's acquisition of United Artists Records in August 1980, the soundtrack version of A Hard Day's Night was reissued in the US on the Capitol label. In accordance with established practice, Capitol made the tapes available to worldwide EMI subsidiaries, an option picked-up by EMI Australia, who subsequently released the album on 27 July 1981. The album comprised a mixture of vocal and instrumental tracks from the 1964 movie. Some fans have questioned EMI Australia's decision to release this album, however its issue is valid because this LP is the only official source of original 'incidental' (i.e. non-vocal) music from the film.
In any event, the album appears to have been withdrawn within the year, as no copies have been confirmed on the post-1982 silver/black Parlophone label.
Like the US release, the instrumental tracks are presented in stereo but The Beatles' tracks are 'electronically rechannelled stereo' (‘ping-pong’ aural effect) derived from the mono mixes.
Mastered at Studios 301 utilising the Maxicut Process.
A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
PAGE LAST UPDATED: 7 OCTOBER 2011
ORANGE 1-BOX C
27 Jul 1981