US album release: A Hard Day’s Night

The Beatles' fourth US album was the soundtrack for their debut film A Hard Day's Night.

A Hard Day's Night album artwork - USAIt was released by United Artists Records, whose parent company owned the rights to the film. The catalogue numbers were United Artists UA 6366 (mono) and United Artists UAS 6366 (stereo).

The album contained all seven songs from the film, plus I'll Cry Instead, which was written for the film but cut at the last minute. In addition to The Beatles' original songs, there were also four orchestral instrumentals by George Martin and his orchestra. All tracks were credited to John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

A Hard Day's Night topped the US Billboard chart for 14 weeks, which was the longest run at the top for any album in 1964.

A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles

The tracklisting was as follows:

Live: Town Hall, Auckland, New Zealand
Live: Town Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand
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