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Discography (1970s)

Atom Heart Mother (1970)

Atom Heart Mother
  1. Atom Heart Mother
    i. Father's Shout
    ii. Breast Milky
    iii. Mother Fore
    iv. Funky Dung
    v. Mind Your Throats Please
    vi. Remergence
  2. If
  3. Summer '68
  4. Fat Old Sun
  5. Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast
    i. Rise and Shine
    ii. Sunny Side Up
    iii. Morning Glory
This was the first of many album covers which featured no writing or images of the band members in its design. The cow featured was called Lulubelle III, according to her owner. Although received well, the band members have been critical of the album in subsequent years, much like they were with Ummagumma.
Release Date (UK) | October 2, 1970
Chart Position | 1 (UK) | 55 (US)
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Meddle (1971)

Meddle
  1. One Of These Days
  2. A Pillow Of Winds
  3. Fearless
  4. San Tropez
  5. Seamus
  6. Echoes
The album cover is a photograph of an ear underwater, supposedly to represent it picking up waves of sound (the ripples on the surface). The final track of the album, Echoes, is over 23 minutes long and took the band around six months to record. It also lent its name to the band's 'Best of' album.
Release Date (UK) | November 13, 1971
Chart Position | 3 (UK) | 70 (US)
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Obscured By Clouds (1972)

Obscured By Clouds
  1. Obscured By Clouds
  2. When You're In
  3. Burning Bridges
  4. The Gold, It's In The...
  5. Wot's... Uh, The Deal?
  6. Mudmen
  7. Childhood's End
  8. Free Four
  9. Stay
  10. Absolutely Curtains
This album was actually recorded as a soundtrack for the French film, La Vallée, also released in 1972. The film is about a woman who travels with a small group of explorers through the New Guinea bush. The album cover features a photograph of a man sitting in a tree, but has been rendered unrecognisable and abstract because it is so out of focus.
Release Date (UK) | June 2, 1972
Chart Position | 6 (UK) | 46 (US)
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The Dark Side Of The Moon (1973)

Dark Side Of The Moon
  1. Speak To Me
  2. Breathe
  3. On The Run
  4. Time
  5. The Great Gig In The Sky
  6. Money
  7. Us and Them
  8. Any Colour You Like
  9. Brain Damage
  10. Eclipse
A concept album, focusing on themes such as aging, death and insanity. It is one of the band's most well known albums, becoming one of the best selling albums of all time and has featured on many lists of greatest albums.
Release Date (UK) | March 1, 1973
Chart Position | 2 (UK) | 1 (US)
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