Offered for sale is an original Japanese quadraphonic copy of Atom Heart Mother by Pink Floyd, including the original obi.
While this copy was mastered in RM quadraphonic (also known as QS), it will play on all stereo turntables and offers a different mix from the regular stereo release.
About this copy: This copy of Atom Heart Mother is an original 1974 pressing on the EMI/Odeon label.
The cover is VG++ and close to M- with a couple of foxing spots inside the gatefold cover and trace corner wear. The obi is VG++ with slight foxing, but no tears.
The 6 page lyric/liner note booklet (with information in both English and Japanese) is M-. The single page insert about the RM Quadraphonic process is VG++ with a couple of minor foxing spots.
The black vinyl disc is M- with a few spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a rare Pink Floyd LP.
Background: Released in 1970, Atom Heart Mother was the fifth album by Pink Floyd.
The album reached #1 on the UK charts, but peaked at #55 on the U.S. charts, making it what was then the highest-ever charting album in the U.S.
The album was one of three (along with The Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here) to be remixed for quadraphonic sound, though the quad mix was not released on vinyl in the U.S.
It was, however, released in SQ quadraphonic in the UK and in RM (aka QS) quad in Japan.
The quad version of the album offers a different mix from the stereo version.
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.
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