- Audio CD (October 6, 2011)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import, Original recording remastered
- Label: EMI Japan
- ASIN: B0051C5CXC
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (372 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,638,589 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Atom Heart Mother Import, Original recording remastered
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Audio, Cassette, Original recording reissued, May 14, 1980
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Top Customer Reviews
Listen to such magic as Summer of 68, which uses some nice horn work. The title track is a sprawling opus mixing classical, rock and funk with great effect. My all-time favorite is Fat Old Sun, which just might be the best PF song ever. The guitar track in this song is quite simply mindblowing. Even better then Comfortably Numb, in my opinion. The album is rounded out by the acoustic beauty of If and the fun Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast, which has great percussion work by Nick Mason.
Any serious Floyd aficianado already has this album, but budding fans need to pick it up. Besides, you newbies have to give yourself a break from The Wall and Dark Side of the Moon, anyway!
I would almost rate this album to be better than The Wall (by far their best album, and in my opinion, the most incredible created of all time) but it would have to be much longer (if it was a double-cd album, I'd have a much harder decision!).
Still, this is plenty long. With only 5 songs, it weighs out at over 52 minutes! The first song alone is 23 minutes long! You will, as I have, fall in love with these songs - "Fat Old Sun" and "Summer of '68" are some of my favorite songs of all time.
If you've heard other Pink Floyd, such as Ummagumma or Meddle, you may have heard a very abstract form of Pink Floyd (synthesizers and songs that almost drain on, sounding more like sounds than written music). This album takes a step away from that with some of the most musical PF on any cd.
I own every single Pink Floyd album ever created, and this is probably my 2nd favorite. I strongly urge you to buy a copy, it is necessary for any classic rock fan!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Looking back with 20/20 hindsight at what was Pink Floyd at the time of this release and what they were evolving into and even what they eventually became at the end in a way... Read morePublished 2 months ago by M. Carson
With Pink Floyd's 1970 album "Atom Heart Mother" you sense a group that has not quite found a direction after the loss of songwriter Syd Barrett, who had to left the group... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Morten Vindberg
A little too instrumental for my taste. Others albums from PF are better.Published 6 months ago by Dennis E. McElhaney Sr.
Due to mail strike in Germany CD arrived a few days late... But they came today and were fantastic issues in near mint condition !! Read morePublished 6 months ago by dr.j waterfield