Pink Floyd ‎– Atom Heart Mother

Harvest ‎– SHVL 781, Harvest ‎– 1E 062 ∘ 04550
Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold


Atom Heart Mother
A.a Father's Shout
A.b Breast Milky
A.c Mother Fore
A.d Funky Dung
A.e Mind Your Throats Please
A.f Remergence
B1 If
B2 Summer '68
B3 Fat Old Sun
Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast
B4.a Rise And Shine
B4.b Sunny Side Up
B4.c Morning Glory

Companies, etc.



First issue, side 2 label variant 1. Distinctive features: A1/B1 matrix, NO boxed EMI logo on the labels, locked runout groove on side B.

Text around top of edge :
The Gramophone Co., Ltd. All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved.

Text around bottom of edge :
Made in GT Britain.
Unauthorised public performance, broadcasting, and copying of this record prohibited.

Publishing info:
A, B1, B2, B4: - World copyrights
B3: - Lupus Music

℗ 1970

Recorded at EMI Studios - Abbey Road
℗ 1970

E.M.I Records (The Gramophone Company Ltd)
Hayes • Middlesex • England

Harvest - regd. trademark of The Gramophone Co. Ltd. - A Company of The EMI Group

Made and Printed in Great Britain

7010 TPS Printed and made by Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd. Patent No. 943,895

Inner sleeve :
Released with a Harvest Records inner sleeve.

Runout groove : the water faucet drip at the end of Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast continues in the runout groove, looping the sound. This is not present in all LP versions.

Side 2 label variant 1: credited on B4 to World copyrights in comparison to side 2 label variant 2 Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother: credited on B4 to World copyrights/Lupus Music on separate lines and side 2 label variant 3 Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother: credited on B4 to World copyrights/Lupus on the same line

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 - A-side runout stamped): SHVL 781 A-1G
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 - B-side runout stamped): SHVL 781 B-1G
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 - A-side runout stamped): SHVL 781 A-1G 1 AA
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 - B-side runout stamped): SHVL 781 B-1G 1 RH
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 - A-side runout stamped): SHVL 781 A-1G GG 1 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 - B-side runout stamped): SHVL 781 B-1G RT 2
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side label): (SHVL.781A)
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side label): (SHVL.781B)
  • Other: 7010 TPS (Printer / date code)

Other Versions (5 of 354) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SKAO-382 Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother(LP, Album, Gat) Harvest SKAO-382 US 1970 Sell This Version
Q8-SHVL 781 Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother(8-Trk, Album, Quad) Harvest Q8-SHVL 781 UK 1973 Sell This Version
SMAS-382 Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother(LP, Album) Capitol Records SMAS-382 US 1988 Sell This Version
50999 028940 2 7 Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother(CD, Album, RM, Unofficial) EMI (2) 50999 028940 2 7 Russia 2011 Sell This Version
EC016 Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother(Cass, Album, Unofficial) ECHO (7) EC016 Poland 1989 Sell This Version


Reviews Show All 26 Reviews

Add Review



October 21, 2017
Looking for anybody who can help/if they have SHVL 781 with the following runout - A= SHVL 781 A-4 PL 3 ; B= SHVL 781 B-5 AO 2 (the A could be an inverted V)


March 15, 2017
Currently Gold vinyl 589/1000 listed on ebay uk if anybody is interested (not my listing)
Condition: Sleeve Mint
Vinyl Mint
Near been opened or played by the looks.


May 14, 2016
Hi, the copy I bought in the seventies when I was young has an Italian cover, 3C 062-04550, a German label, SHZE 297, Rights Society: BIEM, a German matrix number on side A, and an UK matrix number on side B, Matrix / Runout, Side A: SHZE 297 A//14349-4-Y, Side B: SHVL 781 B-2G. Has anyone heard about something like this? Thank you


March 3, 2016
I have a copy that is like the 1st US issue in every respect but has the title in the grass on the front cover. Matrix/runout says
Side A. SKAO-1-382-A-3; Side A. SKAO-2-382-A-3 (the “AO” on both sides looks like it was written over “ST”(?)). Gatefold, sky is blotchy, stero written on label (Harvest). Has anyone heard of this?


February 14, 2016
Love this album. One of their best, if not my fave. Don't understand the haters. Whack it on and close your eyes and pretend it's the seventies. Just wished they had put out a few more around this time.


February 9, 2016
edited 7 months ago
One has a copy here, German release, no LC on the label. 1 C 062-04 550
Matrix is almost covered by label.
Plain white inner, denoting N 20/75 (would this be the 20th week of 1975?)

will do more research, if so, add to the db.


May 3, 2015
Hi ! I just got a 1970 UK A2G B2G copy but these matrix do not appear in the 2nd UK press. Does anybody have an idea if it is well a 2nd UK press ? It has the EMI box but A2G is sometimes listed as a 1st UK press ?


May 2, 2015
Despite that many say this is the best sounding pressing, I was somewhat unimpressed with my (A-1G/B-1G) version. In a head to head play test on the title track with my SMAS 382 Canadian 1st pressing, the Canadian sounds clearer, less muddied, and crisper throughout.


March 14, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
I need some help, my version has the matrix SHVL 781 A-8-1-2 and SHVL 781 3-7-1-1. And is"signed" by the cutter "HTM". Any clues?


October 23, 2014

You can hear Pink Floyd are progressing but there are ideas emerging on this album that are realised much better on Dark Side, Wish You Were Here and Animals. I enjoy the symphonic sounds of Atom Heart Mother and Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast but the folky rock songs they are punctuated by aren't as strong. This is one to listen to after a long, strange night when the sun is coming up, you need to get this is you like Floyd.