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 (Variant 4 - A-side runout stamped): SHVL 781 A-1G V 12
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4 - B-side runout stamped): SHVL 781 B-1G AP 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 397) 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
EC 016 Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother(Cass, Album, Unofficial) ECHO (7) EC 016 Poland 1989 Sell This Version


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October 4, 2018
This curious release reverts the group name back to the very early days by calling the group 'The Pink Floyd' on the labels, though it is simply 'Pink Floyd' on the spine and inside the gatefold. Strangely this was never corrected on UK pressings right through to the 80s and 90s ! Though 'The' is used on other releases such as 'Meddle' from Spain where it is used both on the cover and labels ! Probably loads of other examples but ....why ?


September 11, 2018
edited about 1 month ago

With a decent 1G/1G UK first press I compared with my other 2016 Grundman reissue of the album.
I used Side B to make things easy, mainly Fat Old Sun as I found it to be quite revealing with the micro dynamics and such.
To spoil things a little Ill just say that this has for me been the first clear cut winner out of the Pink Floyd reissues Ive compared with originals so far, which include WYWH, Animals and Meddle.
The UK most notably has the edge on subtle detail, at least when it comes to string instruments. The reissue seems to favor the vocals to be more present on Fat Old Sun while the original strikes a good balance, still being present, but un earthing more harmonics and presence to the guitar instead. On Summer 68 however the vocals are the ones to have an extra rasp and reverb to them without being any more sibilant than the reissue, something the UK Meddle suffered from.
I thought the bass might be tighter on the original as well but I might be wrong there, its only a little for the most part if anything.
The impact of drums are somewhat favored on the reissue, but its a small difference and one that might not even be superior. The UK already has a great balance to it and might not necessarily need any type of enhancements in that direction.
In the end the original wins out this time, mostly for having some extra harmonic detail to certain aspects. The vinyl is quiet too if you can find a clean copy. Its not a landslide by any means, and Id probably prefer a clean reissue over a rough first press, but it is a little better from my quick comparison.

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December 5, 2017
I agree with the rest about noise and the very loud pops and ticks.I was disappointed with this reissue as i have the dark side of the moon and wish you were here from the 2016's series which sound great!I think side A is worse and also the sound seems to be a little bit bassy.


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)


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 about 1 year 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.