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ATOM HEART MOTHER

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.85 | 1565 ratings

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Marquês_Prög
4 stars At the time "Atom Heart Mother" was released in the very early 70's, an extremely strange record with dreamy cow graphics that somehow made the bovines look airy and dignified. This is where Pink Floyd started to evolve from a psychedelic band into a really progressive rock.

1. Atom Heart Mother - The title suite is an epic triumphant piece, fusing classical music and vintage Floyd, 23 minutes plus, with a horn section and choral arrangement. It is also laced with very intresting sound effects ranging from spooked horses, dive bombing planes and explosions just to name a few. Certainly one their most inventive compositions. 5/5

2. If - a folky acoustic ballad about madness. Great lyrics! 3/5

3. Summer '68 - This tune composed by Wright is not only musically complex, but great lyrically as well. Great synthesizer work from Wright on this song. This really is one of Floyd's treasures. Essential! 5/5

4. Fat old sun - is a relaxing and beautiful track about Cambridge England, the Hometown of the writer of the song David Gilmour, excellent guitar solo! 5/5

5. Alan's psychedelic breakfast - ends the album on a melodic/music concrete fusion. It is fine, particularly the third part. Floyd roadie Alan Stiles can be heard through most of the suite, talking whilst making breakfast in what sounds like a very old kitchen. Some of the lines he says, like "Marmalade, I like marmalade..." and "Breakfast in Los Angeles...macrobiotic stuff" are really funny, and lends an intimacy to the piece. Not hard rock by any means. 3/5

Final Note : Overall Atom Heart Mother is a excellent addition to any prog music collection that, while some Floyd fans might not enjoy it, it should appeal to anyone who's capable of appreciating their whole career.

5+3+5+5+3 = 21

21 : 5 = 4,2

Excellent addition to any prog music collection

Curiosity 1.One of the rare consensuses between the four members of Pink Floyd is the judgment of "Atom Heart Mother" as the worse one between its collective efforts.

2.Atom heart Mother was in 1970 the first album of Pink Floyd to hit #1 in UK.

Marquês_Prög | 4/5 |

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