Saturday, June 07, 2008

Gilmour to Perform Atom Heart Mother

Roger Waters called it "pompous" and said it should be "thrown into the dustbin and never listened to by anyone ever again," but David Gilmour will join a 10-piece brass ensemble, a 40-piece choir and Italian band Mun Floyd to perform the album side long Atom Heart Mother from the 1970 album of the same name.

The performance will be staged at Cadogan Hall in London on June 14 and 15 by Ron Geesin, who composed the orchestrated component of the song on the original album. He also did an album called Music from the Body with Waters, also in 1970.

If you want to hear something that ought to be thrown in the dustbin, that's your album.

Atom Heart Mother on the other hand has its moments. Check out Floyd playing it live, without the orchestra or choir, in this video:

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