Sunday, November 15, 2009

Tell Me Why You Cried and Why You Lied.

The next tune up on side one of the "A Hard Day's Night" soundtrack is a great harmony induced Lennon/McCartney original entitled "Tell Me Why". Mainly written by John and featuring the Beatles in exquisite harmony and falsetto. A nice shuffle to this one. Some fine drumming from Ringo and bass from Paul. This song is performed near the end of the film when they are playing on stage at the Scala Theater in Centra London.

"Tell Me Why" was recorded on Thursday February 27 1964 at EMI Studio two. There were eight takes of the song; "Tell Me Why" was begun and completed on the same day. The song was mixed for mono on March 03 1964 in studio one. A mono tape copy of the song was sent to Capitol Records and United Artists on June 09 1964. Finally, "Tell Me Why" was mixed for stereo on June 22 1964.

"Tell Me Why" is available on the Parlophone UK LP/CD "A Hard Day's Night" as well as the US and Canada Capitol LP/CD "Something New". It is also available on the United Artists soundtrack LP "A Hard Day's Night" although on some later re-issued copies the song is listed as "Tell Me WHO" !! on both the back cover and the label.

This "deep track" was never performed live nor has a performance of the song appear on BBC radio.

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