|Limited special 2-disc package in a 7-inch sleeve including newly discovered video on blu-ray.
Format: CD / Cat No: 5054197145711 / PRE-ORDER Release Date: 08/12/2023
Track Listing: CD: 1. Atom Heart Mother: a) Father's Shout / b) Breast Milky / c) Mother Fore / d) Funky Dung / e) Mind Your Throats Please / f) Remergence / 2. If / 3. Summer '68 / 4. Fat Old Sun / 5. Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast: a) Rise And Shine / b) Sunny Side Up / c) Morning Glory
Blu-ray: Atom Heart Mother (Live: Hakone Aphrodite 1971) (16:08) / Scott & Watts (behind the scenes documentary clip) (3:11)
More information: 7" paper sleeve containing: Atom Heart Mother studio album on CD, a blu-ray: with a remastered filmed live performance of the Atom Heart Mother Suite from the 1971 Hakone Aphrodite festival in Japan, the Scott & Watts Hakone Aphrodite B-roll (with behind the scenes Floyd footage), a 60-page photo book with unreleased photos, replicas of the Hakone Aphrodite pamphlet, venue map flyer, Osaka show poster, and the Hakone Aphrodite ticket.
Pink Floyd’s first concert in Japan, at the Hakone Aphrodite festival, will be released as a special 2-disc package in a 7-inch sleeve, containing the “Atom Heart Mother” album on CD and a Blu-ray disc featuring newly discovered video of the performance from over 50 years ago.
The only Pink Floyd footage at Hakone Aphrodite that exists is that of the 16-minute-long suite “Atom Heart Mother.” The details including whereabouts of the master film and how it was shot had been a mystery for a long time. However, after fifty years, the original 16mm film of this video was discovered in a fan’s garage. The meticulous processes of digitizing, restoring and remastering was undertaken and finally this enhanced video will be released outside of Japan. Over 50 years ago, Japan’s first international outdoor rock festival “Hakone Aphrodite” was held at a specially built venue beside Hakone Ashinoko Lake on August 6th and 7th, 1971. Pink Floyd’s first ever concert in Japan was as headliner for the festival. Aspiring to be the Japanese Woodstock, The “Hakone Aphrodite” invited many international artists and became the first rock festival experience for many Japanese fans.
The set contains not only the original live footage (with audio taken from the gig at Hakone Aphrodite), but also behind-the-scenes footage of the band, travelling between the airport, the hotel, the press conference, the bullet train, the show set-up, and, of course, beautiful Japanese scenery.