A Beatles' Recording Timeline: Let's Go!

A Hard Day's Night, etc.

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MOTHER WORKS
o KOMM GIB MIR DEINE HAND c/w SIE LIEBT DICH [DEUTSCHE MONO 45]...... "ODEON O 22 671"
o LONG TALL SALLY  [UK MONO EP]...................................... "PARLOPHONE GEP 8913"
o A HARD DAY'S NIGHT  [UK MONO LP] .................................. "PARLOPHONE PMC 1230" 
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LET'S GO! - 
Recording timeline from January 13, 1964 to August 1, 1964.

13JAN64  HOME RECORDING: JOHN 
This Lennon demo tape probably reached its current state by this date. 
o If I Fell "home demo take 1 (partial)"
o If I Fell "home demo take 2 (partial)"
o If I Fell "home demo take 3 (partial)"
o If I Fell "home demo take 4 (partial)"
o If I Fell "home demo take 5 (partial)"

14JAN64  The Beatles begin a stay in Paris to play concerts at the Olympia.

19JAN64  BROADCAST CONCERT: OLYMPIA THEATER, PARIS
?Recorded Evening concert of 16JAN64?
o From Me To You/This Boy/I Want To Hold Your Hand/She Loves You/Twist and 
Shout/From Me To You

20JAN64?  HOME RECORDING: PAUL
o One And One Is Two
_ A World Without Love
_ It's For You (demo 1)

21JAN64  Peter and Gordon record A World Without Love.

29JAN64  [EMI PARIS] GERMAN SINGLE SESSION
At EMI Pathe Marconi Studios, Paris.
% Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand "OVs, SIs to tape copy of take 17 rhythm track"
% Sie Liebt Dich "OVs"
o Sie Liebt Dich "9 second outtake, US ANTH telecast"
o Can't Buy Me Love "Take 1"
     o "Take 1, monitor mix"
     % "edit of Take 1 guitar solo" (->ANTH1)
o Can't Buy Me Love "Take 2"
     o "ANTH1 mono mix w/guitar solo from Tk 1"
     o "Take 2 w/o edits"
o Can't Buy Me Love "Take 3"
o Can't Buy Me Love "Take 4 Master (-> OV)" 


07FEB64  First tour of USA begins in NYC.

09FEB64  TV: ED SULLIVAN SHOW - NEW YORK [Video]
o All My Loving "ANTH1"/Till There Was You/She Loves You/I Saw Her Standing 
  There/I Want To Hold Your Hand

11FEB64  CONCERT: WASHINGTON D.C. [Video]
o Roll Over Beethoven/From Me To You/I Saw Her Standing There/This Boy/All 
  My Loving/I Wanna Be Your Man/Please Please Me/Till There Was You/She 
  Loves You/I Want To Hold Your Hand/Twist and Shout (partial)
_ Twist and Shout/Long Tall Sally

16FEB64  TV: ED SULLIVAN SHOW REHEARSAL - DEAUVILLE HOTEL 
o She Loves You/This Boy/All My Loving/I Saw Her Standing There/From Me 
  To You/I Want To Hold Your Hand
16FEB64  TV: ED SULLIVAN SHOW - DEAUVILLE HOTEL 
o She Loves You/This Boy/All My Loving/I Saw Her Standing There/From Me 
  To You/I Want To Hold Your Hand

21FEB64  HOME RECORDING: GEORGE AT SGT BUDDY DRESLER'S MIAMI [Video]
Last day of the tour of the USA.
o Talking Guitar Blues
o Talking Guitar Blues

23FEB64  TV: ED SULLIVAN SHOW [Video]
o Twist and Shout/Please Please Me/I Want To Hold Your Hand

25FEB64  STUDIO: EMI HARD DAY'S NIGHT SESSION #1 of 10
_ You Can't Do That "Tk 1 - 5"
o You Can't Do That "Tk 6 ANTH1"
_ You Can't Do That "Tk 7 - 8"
o You Can't Do That "Tk 9 Master"
_ And I Love Her "Tk 1"
o And I Love Her "Tk 2, ANTH1"
o I Should Have Known Better
o Can't Buy Me Love "OV = Vocal & guitar SI onto tk 4" 

26FEB64  STUDIO: EMI HARD DAY'S NIGHT SESSION #2 of 10
% I Should Have Known Better -> OV
_ And I Love Her

27FEB64  STUDIO: EMI HARD DAY'S NIGHT SESSION #3 of 10
% And I Love Her -> OV
o And I Love Her "0:08 on ANTH video"
% Tell Me Why -> OV
% If I Fell -> OV

28FEB64  BBC: FROM US TO YOU #2
Aired 30MAR64.
o From Us To You
o You Can't Do That
o Roll Over Beethoven
o Till There Was You
o I Wanna Be Your Man
o Please Mr. Postman
o All My Loving
o This Boy
o Can't Buy Me Love

01MAR64  STUDIO: EMI HARD DAY'S NIGHT SESSION #4 of 10
% I'm Happy Just To Dance With You "OV"
% Long Tall Sally "OV"
% I Call Your Name "OV"

02MAR64  Filming begins for _A Hard Day's Night_


05MAR64  ==MOTHER RELEASE== KOMM, GIB MIR DEINE HAND c/w SIE LIEBT DICH  "ODEON O 22 671"
o KOMM, GIB MIR DEINE HAND c/w SIE LIEBT DICH [DEUTSCHE MONO 45]
     o KOMM, GIB MIR DEINE HAND  [DEUTSCHE MONO 45]
     o SIE LIEBT DICH [DEUTSCHE MONO 45]


20MAR64  Release 45 Can't Buy Me Love c/w You Can't Do That
23MAR64  _In His Own Write_ was published.

31MAR64  BBC: SATURDAY CLUB
Aired 04APR64.
o Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
o I Call Your Name
o I Got A Woman
o You Can't Do That
o Can't Buy Me Love
o Sure To Fall
o Long Tall Sally

16APR64  [EMI] A HARD DAY'S NIGHT SESSION #5 of 10
o A Hard Day's Night "Take 1"
     o "ANTH1 mono w/reverb mix"
     o "Take 1 bootleg mix"
o A Hard Day's Night "Take 2 f.s."
o A Hard Day's Night "Take 3 f.s. + full take"
o A Hard Day's Night "Take 4"
o A Hard Day's Night "Take 6 breakdown"
o A Hard Day's Night "Take 7"
o A Hard Day's Night "Take 8 f.s."
o A Hard Day's Night "Tk 9 Master & OV"

19APR64  TV: AROUND THE BEATLES [Video]
Audio recorded at I.B.C. Studios.  Filming (lip-synch & dialog) on 28APR64.
Broadcast 06MAY64 and 08JUN64.  The 19APR64 soundtrack may be preferable 
given its abscence of applause, screaming, etc.
o Twist and Shout [2:31]
o Roll Over Beethoven [1:48]
o I Wanna Be Your Man [1:45] "ANTH1"
o Long Tall Sally [1:42] "ANTH1"
o Medley: Love Me Do/Please Please Me/From Me To You/She Loves You/I Want
          To Hold Your Hand [3:57]
o Can't Buy Me Love [2:04]
o Boys "ANTH1 - not on original broadcast"
o Shout [1:59] "Complete performance"
o Shout "Murray the K snippet"
o Shout "ANTH1 edit"

26APR64  CONCERT: NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS POLLWINNER'S CONCERT [Video]
o She Loves You/You Can't Do That/Twist and Shout/Long Tall Sally/Can't
  Buy Me Love

26APR64  INTERVIEW: MURRAY THE K
Poet: Lennon.
o I Sat Belonely

01MAY64  BBC: FROM US TO YOU #3
Aired 18MAY64.
o From Us To You
o I Saw Her Standing There
o Kansas City/ Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!
o I Forgot To Remember To Forget
o You Can't Do That
o Sure To Fall
o Can't Buy Me Love
o Matchbox
o Honey Don't

22MAY64  STUDIO: EMI HARD DAY'S NIGHT SESSION #6 of 10
_ You Can't Do That "OM Piano SI"

29MAY64  [LONE BEATLE] PAUL: BILLY J KRAMER SESSION
McC backup vocal
o From A Window

29MAY64  Peter and Gordon release Nobody I Know.

LATE MAY64?  GEORGE MARTIN ORCHESTRA HARD DAY'S NIGHT SESSIONS, ETC.
Not the Beatles.
o I Should Have Known Better (Instrumental)
o And I Love Her (Instrumental)
o Ringo's Theme (This Boy) (Instrumental)
o A Hard Day's Night (Instrumental)
o Off The Beatle Track LP


01JUN64  STUDIO: EMI HARD DAY'S NIGHT SESSION #7 of 10
% Matchbox "OV"
_ I'll Cry Instead "no outtakes"
% Slow Down "OV"
_ I'll Be Back "Tk 1"
o I'll Be Back "Tk 2 ANTH1"
o I'll Be Back "Tk 3 ANTH1"
_ I'll Be Back "Tk 4 - 15"
o I'll Be Back "Tk 16 Master and OV"
. Sawdust Dance Floor
. Your True Love
. Sure To Fall

02JUN64  STUDIO: EMI HARD DAY'S NIGHT SESSION #8 of 10
_ Any Time At All "no outtakes"
_ Things We Said Today "no outtakes"
_ When I Get Home
_ Any Time At All "no outtakes"

03JUN64 Rehearsal with Jimmy Nicol
A tour of the world began in Copenhagen the following day.  Ringo rejoined 
the group on 15JUN64 in Australia.  The tour would continue until 10NOV64.
. I Want To Hold Your Hand
. She Loves You
. I Saw Her Standing There
. This Boy
. Can't Buy Me Love
. Long Tall Sally

03JUN64  STUDIO: EMI HARD DAY'S NIGHT SESSION #9 of 10
Lennon, McCartney & Harrison.  Drummer: Unknown.
o You Know What To Do "ANTH1"
o No Reply (demo) "ANTH1" 
_ It's For You (demo 2) 

04JUN64  STUDIO: EMI HARD DAY'S NIGHT SESSION #10 of 10
No Beatles present.  Piano: George Martin.
_ Slow Down "OM Piano SI"

04JUN64  [CONCERT] 1964 WORLD TOUR (1ST LEG) BEGINS IN COPENHAGEN
The tour will continue, on-and-off, until 10NOV64.
The playlist for the world tour is:
o I Saw Her Standing There "Copenhagen, Blokker(2), Adelaide, Melbourne(2)"
o I Want To Hold Your Hand "Copenhagen, Blokker, Adelaide, Seattle"
o You Can't Do That "Melbourne, Seattle, Vancouver, LA, Philadelphia, Indianapolis"
o All My Loving "Copenhagen,Blokker,Adelaide,Melbourne(2),Seattle,Vancouver,LA, Phila. ,Ind."
o She Loves You "Copenhagen,Blokker,Adelaide,Melbourne(2),Seattle,Vancouver,LA, Phila. ,Ind."
o Till There Was You "Copenhagen, Adelaide, Melbourne(2)"
o Things We Said Today "Seattle, Vancouver, LA, Philadelphia, Indianapolis"
o Roll Over Beethoven "Copenhagen, Adelaide, Melbourne(2), Seattle, Vancouver, LA,Phila.,Ind."
o Can't Buy Me Love "Copenhagen, Adelaide, Melbourne(2), Seattle, Vancouver, LA, Phila.,Ind."
o This Boy "Copenhagen, Adelaide, Melbourne(2)"
o If I Fell "Seattle, Vancouver, LA, Philadelphia, Indianapolis"
o Boys "Seattle, Vancouver, LA, Philadelphia, Indianapolis"
o A Hard Day's Night "Seattle, Vancouver, LA, Philadelphia, Indianapolis"
o Twist And Shout "Copenhagen, Adelaide, Melbourne, Seattle, Vancouver, LA, Phila.,Ind."
o Long Tall Sally "Adelaide, Melbourne(2), Seattle, Vancouver, LA, Philadelphia, Indianapolis"

05JUN64  TV: IN NEDERLAND [Video]
The Beatles w/Jimmy Nicol mime to and sing along with their recordings.
o Twist and Shout/All My Loving/Roll Over Beethoven/Long Tall
  Sally/She Loves You/Can't Buy Me Love

05JUN64  The Applejacks release "Like Dreamers Do".

06JUN64  [CONCERT] BLOKKER (1964 WORLD TOUR)[Video]
12JUN64  CONCERT: ADELAIDE (1964 WORLD TOUR)
15JUN64  [CONCERTS] MELBOURNE (1964 WORLD TOUR) Ringo returns to the drums.
16JUN64  CONCERT: THE BEATLES SING FOR SHELL, MELBOURNE  (1964 WORLD TOUR)[Video]
17JUN64  CONCERT: MELBOURNE (1964 WORLD TOUR)

21JUN64  The Beatles arrive in New Zealand.
22JUN64  [CONCERTS] WELLINGTON, NORTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND (1964 WORLD TOUR, 2 shows)
23JUN64  [CONCERTS] WELLINGTON, NORTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND (1964 WORLD TOUR, 2 shows)
24JUN64  [CONCERTS] AUCKLAND, NORTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND (1964 WORLD TOUR, 2 shows)
25JUN64  [CONCERTS] AUCKLAND, NORTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND (1964 WORLD TOUR, 2 shows)
26JUN64  [CONCERTS] DUNEDIN, SOUTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND (1964 WORLD TOUR, 2 shows)
27JUN64  [CONCERT] CHRISTCHURCH, SOUTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND (1964 WORLD TOUR)
28JUN64  The Beatles depart New Zealand, flying to Australia.


19JUN64  ==MOTHER RELEASE== LONG TALL SALLY  [UK MONO EP]
o LONG TALL SALLY
o I CALL YOUR NAME
o SLOW DOWN
o MATCHBOX

02JUL64  The band returns to London to continue the world tour in the UK.

JUL64  [LONE BEATLE] JOHN AND PAUL: TOMMY QUICKLY SESSION
o No Reply

02JUL64  LONE BEATLE PAUL: CILLA BLACK STUDIO SESSION
Piano: McCartney.
o It's For You 

06JUL64  The film _A Hard Day's Night_ premiered.
o Advertisement for _A Hard Day's Night_
o Additional material by George Martin and Orchestra


10JUL64  ==MOTHER RELEASE==  A HARD DAY'S NIGHT  [UK MONO LP] "PARLOPHONE PMC 1230" 
o A HARD DAY'S NIGHT  [UK MONO LP]
     Side One
     o A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
     o I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER
     o IF I FELL
     o I'M HAPPY JUST TO DANCE WITH YOU
     o AND I LOVE HER
     o TELL ME WHY
     o CAN'T BUY ME LOVE
     Side Two
     o ANY TIME AT ALL
     o I'LL CRY INSTEAD
     o THINGS WE SAID TODAY
     o WHEN I GET HOME
     o YOU CAN'T DO THAT
     o I'LL BE BACK

== ALTERNATE MIXES: A Hard Day's Night LP ==
o A Hard Day's Night  [UK Stereo LP]  Parlophone PCS 3058
     Side One
     o A Hard Day's Night
     o I Should Have Known Better
     o If I Fell
     o I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
     o And I Love Her
     o Tell Me Why
     o Can't Buy Me Love
     Side Two
     o Any Time At All
     o I'll Cry Instead
     o Things We Said Today
     o When I Get Home
     o You Can't Do That
     o I'll Be Back



12JUL64  A series of UK concerts continues the 1st leg of the 1964 world tour.

14JUL64  BBC: TOP GEAR
Aired 16JUL64.
o Long Tall Sally
o Things We Said Today
o A Hard Day's Night
o And I Love Her
o Don't Pass Me By "fragment"
o If I Fell
o You Can't Do That

17JUL64  BBC: RECORDING SESSION FOR FROM US TO YOU #4
o From Us To You (w/o voiceover)
o From Us To You (outtake)
o I'm Happy Just To Dance With You (backing track)
o Things We Said Today
o I Should Have Known Better (false start)
o I Should Have Known Better (before double tracking)
o A Hard Day's Night

17JUL64  BBC: FROM US TO YOU #4
Aired 03AUG64.
o From Us To You
o Long Tall Sally
o If I Fell
o I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
o Things We Said Today
o I Should Have Known Better
o Boys
o Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!
o A Hard Day's Night

19JUL64  TV: BLACKPOOL NIGHT OUT
_ A Hard Days Night
_ And I Love Her
o If I Fell
_ Things We Said Today
_ Long Tall Sally

29JUL64  TV: STOCKHOLM
Poet: Lennon.
o Good Dog Nigel

29JUL64  The 1st leg of the 1964 world tour ends with a concert in Stockholm.

01AUG64  The Beatles prepare to return to their world tour the following day.

UNIQUE MIXES:

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45 KOMM, GIB MIR DEINE HAND c/w SIE LIEBT DICH
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KOMM, GIB MIR DEINE HAND  "Deutsch 45 mono mix"
KOMM, GIB MIR DEINE HAND  "Stereo mix"
SIE LIEBT DICH  "Deutsch 45 mono mix"
SIE LIEBT DICH  "Stereo mix"
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EP LONG TALL SALLY
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LONG TALL SALLY  "UK mono EP mix"
LONG TALL SALLY  "US mono Second Album mix"
LONG TALL SALLY  "US stereo Second Album mix"
LONG TALL SALLY  "Stereo Past Masters mix"
I CALL YOUR NAME  "UK mono EP mix"
I CALL YOUR NAME  "US mono Second Album LP mix"
I CALL YOUR NAME  "US stereo Second Album mix"
I CALL YOUR NAME  "Stereo Past Masters mix"
SLOW DOWN  "UK mono EP mix"
SLOW DOWN  "Stereo Something New mix"
MATCHBOX  "UK mono EP mix"
MATCHBOX  "Stereo Something New mix"
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LP A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
This UK LP included all four of the UK singles tracks recorded in this period.
(LP includes 45 CAN'T BUY ME LOVE c/w YOU CAN'T DO THAT)
(LP includes 45 A HARD DAY'S NIGHT c/w THINGS WE SAID TODAY)

The current standard release is the A Hard Day's Night CD, which is mastered
from the UK mono LP tapes.  By this time, the performances were recorded with
the intention of releasing a stereo album.  While less effort was spent on
the stereo mixes originally, one might like the stereo mixes better.
Outside of the stereo LP mixes, the variations are mostly minor.  I'LL CRY
INSTEAD has a notably different and longer edit on the UA soundtrack and
video versions of the song. 
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So, if you want all the A Hard Day's Night LP-related official output,
to acquire it all (discography here, track details below):
% 1. UK mono LP (common CD)
o 2. UK stereo LP 
o 3. Stereo videocassette of the film
o 4. Something New LP (USA mono version)
o 5. Rarities LP (Stereo USA)
o 6. Either the United Artist soundtrack LP or the USA film soundtrack
o 7. United Artist soundtrack (again, on 8track!)
o 8. Beatles Beat LP (Deutsch stereo version)
o 9. You Can't Do That (USA mono 45)
o10. Long Tall Sally LP (Canada stereo)
o11. Beatles '65 LP (US mono)
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A HARD DAY'S NIGHT  "UK mono LP & 45 mix (US soundtrack & UA LP)"
A HARD DAY'S NIGHT  "UK stereo LP mix"
A HARD DAY'S NIGHT  "UA soundtrack 8track mix"
I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER  "UK mono LP mix (US soundtrack & UA LP)"
I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER  "UK stereo LP mix"
I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER  "Stereo video mix 1"
I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER  "Stereo video mix 2"
IF I FELL  "UK mono LP mix (US soundtrack & UA LP)"
IF I FELL  "UK stereo LP mix"
IF I FELL  "Stereo video mix"
I'M HAPPY JUST TO DANCE WITH YOU  "UK mono LP mix (US soundtrack & UA LP)"
I'M HAPPY JUST TO DANCE WITH YOU  "UK stereo LP mix"
I'M HAPPY JUST TO DANCE WITH YOU  "Stereo video mix"
AND I LOVE HER  "UK mono LP mix"
AND I LOVE HER  "UK stereo LP mix"
AND I LOVE HER  "US soundtrack & UA LP mono mix"
AND I LOVE HER  "Stereo US Rarities mix"
AND I LOVE HER  "Stereo video mix"
TELL ME WHY  "UK mono LP mix (US soundtrack & UA LP)"
TELL ME WHY  "UK stereo LP mix"
TELL ME WHY  "Stereo video mix"
CAN'T BUY ME LOVE  "UK mono LP & 45 and US 45 mix"
CAN'T BUY ME LOVE  "UK stereo LP mix"
CAN'T BUY ME LOVE  "Deutsch stereo Beatles Beat mix"
CAN'T BUY ME LOVE  "Stereo video mix"
ANY TIME AT ALL  "UK mono LP mix"
ANY TIME AT ALL  "UK stereo LP mix"
ANY TIME AT ALL  "US mono Something New mix"
I'LL CRY INSTEAD  "UK mono LP mix"
I'LL CRY INSTEAD  "UK stereo LP mix 1:49 "
I'LL CRY INSTEAD  "Long mono UA soundtrack LP mix 2:04 "
I'LL CRY INSTEAD  "Long stereo video mix"
THINGS WE SAID TODAY  "UK mono LP & 45 mix"
THINGS WE SAID TODAY  "UK stereo LP mix"
WHEN I GET HOME  "UK mono LP mix"
WHEN I GET HOME  "UK stereo LP mix"
WHEN I GET HOME  "US mono Something New mix"
YOU CAN'T DO THAT  "UK mono LP & 45 mix"
YOU CAN'T DO THAT  "UK stereo LP mix"
YOU CAN'T DO THAT  "US 45 mono mix"
YOU CAN'T DO THAT  "Canada stereo Long Tall Sally LP mix"
I'LL BE BACK  "UK mono LP mix"
I'LL BE BACK  "UK stereo LP mix"
I'LL BE BACK  "US mono Beatles '65 mix"
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KEY: RECORDING TYPES AND SESSION NOTES

Recording Types
o Collectable. _ Exists/Uncollectable. * Recorded/Lost.
% Collectable AS an embedded component of officially released track.
. Song title listed to provide context. No recording implied.
Session Notes
OM = Other Musicians for Beatles' product.
NTB = Not The Beatles.
Song title "version name" ... The quoted phrase is to indicate some distinctive characteristic of this recording version of the song.

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