14 Songs, 33 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

A Hard Day's Night was both a soundtrack to the dazzling Richard Lester-directed film and a triumphant album unto itself. It was the first album to contain only music written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney as well as the band's first foray into four-track recording. A Hard Day's Night offers up a multitude of different sounds (bongos, harmonica, double-tracked vocals, cowbells) included on vibrant tracks such as the title tune and “Can't Buy Me Love” as well as thoughtful melodies like "I Should Have Known Better." A Hard Day’s Night is full of youthful optimism, but The Beatles show a remarkable maturity in their songwriting and arranging on tracks like "If I Fell" and "And I Love Her.”

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EDITORS’ NOTES

A Hard Day's Night was both a soundtrack to the dazzling Richard Lester-directed film and a triumphant album unto itself. It was the first album to contain only music written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney as well as the band's first foray into four-track recording. A Hard Day's Night offers up a multitude of different sounds (bongos, harmonica, double-tracked vocals, cowbells) included on vibrant tracks such as the title tune and “Can't Buy Me Love” as well as thoughtful melodies like "I Should Have Known Better." A Hard Day’s Night is full of youthful optimism, but The Beatles show a remarkable maturity in their songwriting and arranging on tracks like "If I Fell" and "And I Love Her.”

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Ratings and Reviews

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5 Ratings

MattGillette ,

The first review? Really?!

I'm honestly shocked that I'm apparently writing the first review for this album here. "A Hard Day's Night" is absolutely fantastic, maybe the best of the Beatles' early era albums. It's incredibly upbeat, joyous and fun, and features some of the Fab Four's catchiest and most enjoyable songs. The movie that it acts as a soundtrack to is wonderful as well; I used to put it on all the time back when I was working at my hometown video store and the customers always loved it. You "Can't Buy Me Love," but you definitely can and should buy this album and the movie! (Sorry.)

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