A Hard Day's Night

The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
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1964 Ratings: #2 / 30
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The History of the Albums – n°244

If you have followed the previous episodes or if you know their beginnings, 1964 is once again a pivotal year for the Beatles and for all the British Isles. To give you a very brief summary of the context, let's talk numbers and talk little. If the singles of 1963 follow one another progressively at the 1st place in the UK charts, the first 2 albums follow the same path. Moreover With the Beatles will become the second album to exceed 1 million sales ... read more
this beatles record definitely proved to be solid, but out of the initial trilogy it was the one that gave me less hit songs to sink my teeth into. most of the tracklist is well thought out, and there rarely seems to be any filler. the vocal experience from the first two records pays off, as the melodies are much more complex than before. the song structures seem to change quite a bit too, as each part of every song is easily identifiable. however, it seems that the band were willing to do even ... read more

It's on the third album the band really starts to take form, not just as an iconic four man music group but as a locomotive, a symbol, something greater than just the regular. The versatility as a result of the experimentalism The Beatles just started diving, took place officially, the production starts to diverse from common instrumentation and goes to a new form of musicality.
The Beatles revisited part 4/16

Although The Beatles' third album doesn't change too much from the regular sound that you've come to expect from them over their past couple releases, it does, at least, show more growth as musicians. While I still wouldn't call A Hard Day's Night one of the strongest releases from The Beatles, this is where you can start to understand where their status as some of the greatest musicians of all time starts to come into play. Right from the opening title track, ... read more
Again, there's plenty of great tracks on display from the Beatles, yet like their previous record it is still a little mixed at times. One or two songs have some dodgy vocal moments but there are still plenty of enjoyable classic 60s pop rock tunes.

A Hard Day's Night
I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
Can't Buy Me Love
Things We Said Today
When I Get Home

I Should Have Known Better
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Track List

  1. A Hard Day's Night 
  2. I Should Have Known Better 
  3. If I Fell 
  4. I'm Happy Just To Dance With You 
  5. And I Love Her 
  6. Tell Me Why 
  7. Can't Buy Me Love 
  8. Any Time At All 
  9. I'll Cry Instead 
  10. Things We Said Today 
  11. When I Get Home 
  12. You Can't Do That 
  13. I'll Be Back
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Added on: September 2, 2012