Offered for sale is an original red vinyl Japanese pressing of Atom Heart Mother by Pink Floyd, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Atom Heart Mother is a 1970 Japanese pressing on the Odeon label, pressed on “Everclean” red vinyl.
The cover is VG+, with no wear, but with some discoloration from age.
The obi is VG, with a few wrinkles and two very small tears. The “hojyuhyo” (reorder tag) is missing.
The insert booklet is VG+ with some discoloration from age, but no writing or tears.
The red vinyl disc is M- with a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean disc!
A nice copy of an album that’s hard to find complete on red vinyl.
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.
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.
In Japan, the first pressing of Atom Heart Mother was pressed on red “Everclean” vinyl and while it’s the most common Pink Floyd title to find on red wax, it’s still quite difficult to find one in playable condition and even harder to find with the original obi. Most of the copies of Atom Heart Mother we’ve seen from Japan over the years were in poor condition.
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