A Hard Day's Night came at a crucial period in Beatles history. Prior to the film, the enthusiasm of Beatlemania injected the band (and their music) with excitement.
Conversely, after the film, Beatlemania outgrew itself and consequently often felt out of control and occasionally dangerous.
Perfectly balanced between the two extremes is A Hard Day's Night.
The historical significance of A Hard Day's Night, then, is that it captures the Beatles at a pivotal point in their development - a point of unprecedented worldwide fame, but just before that fame turned sour.
This blog is a workshop for developing my analyses of The Beatles' music.