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A Hard Day's Night
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Led Zeppelin fans will dig this. I read in The Beatles Book that Jimmy Page was one of the session musicians featured in the short burst of music coming from Ringo's transistor radio in the train cabin scene (more of the audio is posted below). According to this article, that is not Jimmy's sole contribution to the AHDN soundtrack.

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Led Zeppelin fans will dig this.  

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I've heard that he plays on 'Ringo's Theme', of course (many times ahdn_paul_01) but I didn't know he played on that radio-music snippet. I always sort of wondered what that music was. Really cool to hear more of it!

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I've been watching this again this afternoon, love this film 🙂

A couple of things struck me whilst watching it this time. There are references to both Paul and John's mums which struck me as odd, as obviously both their mums had passed before this film was made. I know they are not playing "themselves" in the film, but characters in a band, but it still struck me as insensitive and a bit sad that the two characters who had to say lines (or react to a line in John's case) about their mum would be the two Beatles whose mothers were dead 🙁 

The second thing that made me laugh was all the references to Paul's grandad being "very clean", as of course the actor who played him was Wilfred Brambell, famous as the filthy rag and bone man from Steptoe and Son 🙂 I remember watching this on telly as a kid and he was rotten (filthy!) in that 🙂

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@Hippymama said
The second thing that made me laugh was all the references to Paul's grandad being "very clean", as of course the actor who played him was Wilfred Brambell, famous as the filthy rag and bone man from Steptoe and Son 🙂 I remember watching this on telly as a kid and he was rotten (filthy!) in that 🙂  

The "clean" references in AHDN  were a direct play on Brambell's character in Steptoe and Son, and the fact that his son in that (played by Harry H. Corbett) would often show his despair at his father in that with the phrase...

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Hippymama said

A couple of things struck me whilst watching it this time. There are references to both Paul and John's mums which struck me as odd, as obviously both their mums had passed before this film was made. I know they are not playing "themselves" in the film, but characters in a band, but it still struck me as insensitive and a bit sad that the two characters who had to say lines (or react to a line in John's case) about their mum would be the two Beatles whose mothers were dead 🙁 

The second thing that made me laugh was all the references to Paul's grandad being "very clean", as of course the actor who played him was Wilfred Brambell, famous as the filthy rag and bone man from Steptoe and Son 🙂 I remember watching this on telly as a kid and he was rotten (filthy!) in that 🙂  

I noticed that too, it was pretty insensitive 🙁

As for the "clean old man" thing, there's a great moment near the end when John tells Paul's grandfather that he should have gone to America. Paul's grandfather responds by saying "Well, at least I'm clean," and John says "Are you?" and leaves. So funny.

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I have a new favorite thing to do when watching this movie... approximately three seconds after it starts, I've learned to yell "DON'T FALL, GEORGE!"

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50yearslate said
I have a new favorite thing to do when watching this movie... approximately three seconds after it starts, I've learned to yell "DON'T FALL, GEORGE!"  

I always say "Aw, geor- RINGO NO" even though I'm expecting it... Poor boys. 

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I always say "Aw, geor- RINGO NO" even though I'm expecting it... Poor boys.   

Yeah. I mean that must have actually hurt George, tripping and having Ringo land on him like that... and if George misplaced an elbow or something poor Ringo could have been all smashed up. But they got up and kept running so they must have been okay.

I always figured George's fall was planned, but sometimes I wonder if Ringo's was...

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50yearslate said

Yeah. I mean that must have actually hurt George, tripping and having Ringo land on him like that... and if George misplaced an elbow or something poor Ringo could have been all smashed up. But they got up and kept running so they must have been okay.

I always figured George's fall was planned, but sometimes I wonder if Ringo's was...  

That's a good question! It seems like something they would plan, then again... 

Honestly it would have been pretty funny if it wasn't (as long as no one was seriously injured, of course). I would go all overprotective mother on them. Or if they all fell on George, like that scene where they're on the sled in Help

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I wonder if they warned the actors/fans. If they didn't that could be very dangerous and painful-- falling, being landed on, and then being trampled by a hundred screaming girls chasing your costars. 

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Honestly it would have been pretty funny if it wasn't (as long as no one was seriously injured, of course). I would go all overprotective mother on them. Or if they all fell on George, like that scene where they're on the sled in Help !   

A great scene. I've always found it simultaneously funny and heartbreaking that the rest of the Beatles don't even notice when Ringo is lifted off the sled BY HIS ANKLE. paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif

I wonder how they filmed that one...

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What is the correct name of this song? It's listed as "I Cry Instead" on my copy of the Hard Days Night soundtrack album and "I'll Cry Instead " on my "Something New" album. Also, why is "Ringo's Theme (This Boy )" on the original soundtrack album and not on the reissue on vinyl or CD?

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Hey, @Jude. (You knew that would happen, right?) LOL. Welcome to the Fab Forum. Make yourself at home. I moved your post here since it has two parts and they are both related to the soundtrack to the film.

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Hey, @Jude ! (You're right @Ahhh Girl , that's delightful!) Welcome to the forum. I have the A Hard Day's Night album, and the song is listed as I'll Cry Instead . Also, John says "I'll Cry Instead " in the song, so it's a safe bet that it's called I'll Cry Instead . As for Ringo's theme, I'm not sure, but I'd guess that it's because it's an instrumental (though that didn't stop them on Yellow Submarine ...)

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I'll Cry Instead  is, indeed I'll as it appeared on Capitol's Something New and the UK A Hard Day's Night  albums, misspelt as on the United Artists A Hard Day's Night  soundtrack album.

The United Artists soundtrack album, which included the instrumental Ringo's Theme (This Boy ), was a 1960s US-only album, UA having bagged themselves a US soundtrack album by virtue of having them to a film contract before they broke America.

When Apple came to issue The Beatles albums on CD for the first time in 1987, they wanted as much as possible to follow how they had released their recordings originally in the UK rather than how their records were changed in America and some other overseas market. They used their original UK album for the reissue program rather than the UA AHDN  soundtrack and Capitol's Something New.

The United Artists AHDN  soundtrack album, with Ringo's Theme, got its first CD reissue, individually and as part of The US Albums box-set, in 2014, celebrating the 50th anniversary of their arrival on American shores.

The Beatles UK version of A Hard Day's Night  featured the song films on one side and non-film songs on the other, the UA soundtrack was a mix of their film songs and George Martin's orchestral score for the film. You need to look for the US album for the GM materials inclusion.

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It was so funny. Especially "He's Paul's grandfather, quite clean ain't he?"ahdn_john_08_gif 

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It was so funny. Especially "He's Paul's grandfather, quite clean ain't he?"ahdn_john_08_gif 

  

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A scene I like and can relate to at the moment is when George and Ringo are talking on the train and and they are looking at the women on the train and George says "you going in then?" and Ringo says "No, she'll only reject me in the end and I'll feel frustrated" 

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Me too. I love the way Ringo says "frustrated." Also the way George says "eventuality." a-hard-days-night-john-6

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That scene where Grandfather is perusing the George Shearing album is kinda thought-provoking, because a 1964 interviewer asked George if he liked any *grownup* music at all, and George says he owns a Shearing album and likes it fine (but only plays it before bedtime, or something). So now I can't help imagining that that very album mentioned is the one seen in the film, and that George just stole the vinyl for himself after that scene was filmed!

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