Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother

2016 Remaster on 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl

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Atom Heart Mother is the fifth studio album by English progressive rock band Pink Floyd, originally released in October 1970 via Harvest Records.

Appearing after the sprawling, unfocused double-album set Ummagumma, Atom Heart Mother may boast more focus, even a concept, yet that doesn't mean it's more accessible. If anything, this is the most impenetrable album Pink Floyd released while on Harvest, which also makes it one of the most interesting of the era. Still, it may be an acquired taste even for fans, especially since it kicks off with a side-long, 23-minute extended orchestral piece that may not seem to head anywhere, but is often intriguing, more in what it suggests than what it achieves.

Then, on the second side, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, and Rick Wright have a song apiece, winding up with the group composition "Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast" wrapping it up. Of these, Waters begins developing the voice that made him the group's lead songwriter during their classic era with "If", while Wright has an appealingly mannered, very English psychedelic fantasia on "Summer 68", and Gilmour's "Fat Old Sun" meanders quietly before ending with a straightforward guitar workout. "Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast," the 12-minute opus that ends the album, does the same thing, floating for several minutes before ending on a drawn-out jam that finally gets the piece moving. So, there are interesting moments scattered throughout the record, and the work that initially seems so impenetrable winds up being Atom Heart Mother's strongest moment. That it lasts an entire side illustrates that Pink Floyd was getting better with the larger picture instead of the details, since the second side lacks some focus with the individual member tracks, no matter how many good moments there are. This lack of focus means Atom Heart Mother will largely be for cultists, but its unevenness means there's also a lot to cherish here.

Check out the tracks: “Summer ‘68”; "If" and “Fat Old Sun”.

This 2016 remastered LP on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve with reproduced original artwork is pressed in Europe.

 

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Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A

Atom Heart Mother

  1. Father’s Shout
  2. Breast Milky
  3. Mother Fore
  4. Funky Dung
  5. Mind Your Throats Please
  6. Remergence

23:44

B1

If

4:31

B2

Summer ‘68

5:29

B3

Fat Old Sun

5:22

B4

Alan’s Psychedelic Breakfast

  1. Rise And Shine
  2. Sunny Side Up
  3. Morning Glory

4:45

SKU 0190295997083
Record Label Pink Floyd Records
Label / Model # Warner
Catalogue Number PFRLP5
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 23 September 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 02 October 1970
Barcode # 0190295997083
Shipping Weight 0.3350kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986m3
Type New
Format Pink Floyd Records 2016 Reissue Series, Stereo Remastered Album on 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Original Artwork Replicated
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Progressive Rock
Genre Rock
Genre Psychedelic Rock
Format VINYL LP

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