Atom Heart Mother
|Atom Heart Mother|
|LP by Pink Floyd|
|Released||October 5, 1970|
|Recorded||Abbey Road Studios, 1970|
|Length||52 min 44 s|
|Label||Harvest Records (UK)|
Capitol Records (US)
|Producer||Pink Floyd, Norman Smith|
|Pink Floyd Chronology|
|Atom Heart Mother|
Atom Heart Mother is a 1970s progressive rock album by British band Pink Floyd. The album was recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London, England. The album reached number 1 in the UK and number 55 in the US charts and went Gold in the US in March of 1994. A re-mastered CD was released in 1994 in the UK and 1995 in the US.
The original album cover shows a very ordinary cow standing in a very ordinary pasture, with no text nor any other clue as to what might be on the record.
The longest two tracks are a progression from Pink Floyd's earlier instrumental pieces such as A Saucerful of Secrets; the first is split into six parts and features a full orchestra and the second is an instrumental in three parts with sound effects and speech between each part.
Table of contents
- "Atom Heart Mother Suite" – 23:39
- "Father's Shout"
- "Breast Milky"
- "Mother Fore"
- "Funky Dung"
- "Mind Your Throats Please"
- "If" – 4:30
- "Summer '68" – 5:28
- "Fat Old Sun" – 5:23
- "Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast" – 13:00
- "Rise and Shine"
- "Sunny Side Up"
- "Morning Glory"
- David Gilmour – vocals and guitar
- Roger Waters – vocals and bass
- Richard Wright – vocals and keyboards
- Nick Mason – drums
- John Aldiss Choir – vocals
- Alan Parsons – engineer
- Peter Bown – engineer
- Ron Geesin – orchestration and co-composition on title track.
"Atom Heart Mother is a good case, I think, for being thrown into the dustbin and never listened to by anyone ever again! [...] It was pretty kind of pompous, it wasn't really about anything."
- – Roger Waters – Rock Over London Radio Station – March 15, 1985, for broadcast April 7/April 14, 1985.
Album – Billboard (North America)
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn | A Saucerful of Secrets | Ummagumma | Atom Heart Mother | Meddle