Pink Floyd – Atom Heart Mother Japan RM quadraphonic LP with obi


A scarce RM quadraphonic copy of Atom Heart Mother by Pink Floyd, including the original obi.

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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.

Please note that unlike other Pink Floyd titles from Japan, all quad copies of this album were pressed on black vinyl.

About this copy: This copy of Atom Heart Mother is an original 1974 pressing on the EMI/Odeon label.

The cover is M- with trace corner wear.   The obi is VG+, with a bit of foxing, but no tears.

The 6 page lyric/liner note booklet (with information in both English and Japanese) is M-, as is the single page insert about the RM Quadraphonic process.

The black vinyl disc is M- and may be unplayed.  Beautiful copy!

A gorgeous copy of a rare Pink Floyd LP and easily the nicest copy we’ve ever seen.

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 album was only released in quad in the U.S. on 8 track tape.

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. gave Atom Heart Mother a 3 star review:

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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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Odeon
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1974
Format: Stereo
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Weight 14 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in