Rock legends Pink Floyd will release a special edition of their 1970 album Atom Heart Mother on December 8.
The special 2-disc package in a 7-inch gatefold sleeve contains the Atom Heart Mother album on CD and a Blu-ray disc featuring footage of “Atom Heart Mother (Suite)” performed at Hakone Aphrodite Festival, Japan, in August 1971. The video footage of the performance was originally released as part of Pink Floyd’s The Early Years box set in 2016.
The film has been upgraded from a recently discovered original tape. It also includes a behind the scenes mini documentary.
Originally only released in Japan in 2021, the set contains some unique memorabilia – a special photo book containing many rare, never-seen-before photos, reproductions of the pamphlet, the poster, the concert ticket, and the flier distributed at the event.
The only Pink Floyd footage at Hakone Aphrodite that exists is the 16-minute-long suite “Atom Heart Mother.” After fifty years, the original 16mm film of this video was discovered in a fan’s garage. The meticulous processes of digitizing, restoring and remastering was undertaken and finally this enhanced video will be released outside of Japan.
Atom Heart Mother – Special Edition is available to pre-order at https://pinkfloyd.lnk.to/AtomHeartMotherHakone
Atom Heart Mother – Special Edition Track Listing:
1. Atom Heart Mother:
a) Father’s Shout
b) Breast Milky
c) Mother Fore
d) Funky Dung
e) Mind Your Throats Please
3. Summer ’68
4. Fat Old Sun
5. Alan’s Psychedelic Breakfast:
a) Rise And Shine
b) Sunny Side Up
c) Morning Glory
Atom Heart Mother (Live: Hakone Aphrodite 1971) 16:08
Scott & Watts (behind-the-scenes documentary clip) 3:11
(Photo: Sony Music)
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